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Friday, 25 August

00:54

Offline only The Loop

Follow the link. Then go into airplane mode. The page should automatically detect that the connection dropped and reload with an explanation.

An interesting experiment.

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00:50

Apple lays out the details behind Siris speech generation The Loop

The Register:

At an academic speech tech conference today (Thursday), Apple researchers will present some of the classic building blocks behind the voice generation of the Siri assistant.

The conference is this weeks Interspeech 2017, in Stockholm.

From the paper Apple presented:

There are two mainstream techniques for industry production development, namely waveform concatenation (i.e. unit selection) and statistical parametric speech synthesis (SPSS). Given a sequence of text input, unit selection directly assembles waveform segments to produce synthetic speech, while SPSS predicts synthetic speech from trained acoustic models. Unit selection typically produces more natural-sounding speech than SPSS, provided the database used has sufficient high quality audio material.

This is a bit jargony, but think of unit selection is having access to a bunch of pre-recorded speech components, and assembling them to make syllables and, from those, words.

On Apples approach with Siri:

Most recently, much work has centered on using a statistical model to predict acoustic and prosodic parameters for synthesis and then using these predictions to set the costs in a unit selection system this is known as hybrid unit selection.

Again, a bit jargony, but Apples approach (as I read it, no expert me) is the above mentioned unit selection approach, but backed by a learning system that helps make smart decisions about the underlying sounds to use in constructing specific voicings.

Couple things here. First, this is fascinating stuff. I studied voice synthesis in college and have always wanted to know more about how Siri really works. Ive watched Siri change voicings in the move from iOS 10 to iOS 11 and wondered why Apple moved from what sounded like a specific person (Susan Bennett) to a more generic, generated voice. I love all the detail in this paper. I can only imagine that the folks at Samsung are poring over the paper right now, competitive juices flowing.

The second thing is Apples decision to publicly open up about such critical technology.

Richmond said Apples paper is not breaking new ground and there are no big surprises but its strategy of releasing a modest number of papers could work as advertising for talent by hinting at higher quality research and collaboration happening behind closed doors.

Sounds about right. The details in this paper might go far enough to be of interest to the folks they want to hire, but without tipping the details of their Siri secret sauce.

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00:31

How Bangladesh sold its future to the Gulf states "IndyWatch Feed War"

James Montague, in an extract from his book The Billionaires Club (Bloomsbury), explains why millions of migrants pay a heavy price to keep some Arab nations afloat

00:29

The problem with abandoned apps The Loop

Marc Zeedar, TidBITS:

While the App Store may be a senior citizen in Internet time, as a marketplace, its barely out of diapers. But weve now reached a point where I believe the App Store will either morph into something genuinely useful or fade away as a fad.

I dont mean that the App Store itself will go away it wont but it could disappear as a business opportunity for most developers. In this dystopian future, the only profitable apps left will be a handful of entertainment apps by huge companies and business essential apps, such as those made by banks or news organizations for their customers.

The looming threat that I see is abandoned apps.

Key here is Apples plans to deprecate 32-bit apps in iOS 11. If youve invested in an app that the developer has no plans to update, that investment may fall to zero. If its a 32-bit game youve spent a lot of time with, youll no longer have access to the game (it wont load anymore) and your progress is lost to the ages (unless you stop updating your device).

More importantly, if youve embraced iOS as your main OS, any data youve created using a 32-bit app will no longer be accessible.

In iOS, the situation is different. Because Apple exercises total control over which apps are allowed to run and how you get and install them, there is no way to get abandoned apps to work (short of jailbreaking, which introduces its own set of non-trivial problems).

I cant imagine Apple isnt working this problem internally. Theyve certainly given plenty of warning. But the stark difference between the impact of major changes in macOS and iOS are worth thinking about.

Read the rest of Marcs TidBITS post. Thoughtful stuff.

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Thursday, 24 August

23:30

Living in an Assume Breach world "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Some security professionals claim their networks are secure from hacking. They may say this to justify a recent large purchase of security equipment. But many times, they say this because executive leadership or customers dont want to hear the bad news that all systems can be breached. As the poet Cross Jami said, When a man is penalized for honesty he learns to lie. Anyone with any experience in security knows better: a hack-proof security More

23:00

Global DMARC adoption still slow, its open season for phishers "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

92 percent of U.S. Fortune 500 companies have left their customers, partners and brand names vulnerable to domain name spoofing, one of the most common digital deception attack vectors, according to Agari. It is unconscionable that only eight percent of the Fortune 500, and even fewer government organizations, are protecting the public against domain name spoofing, said Patrick Peterson, founder and executive chairman, Agari. Phishing and other forms of digital deception are preventable, and the More

21:20

ANALYSIS: Turkey seeks Iran 'alliance' against Kurds as US pull wanes "IndyWatch Feed War"

Undefined

Turkey has announced a new alliance with Iran to counter Kurd ambitions. But cooperation is short term and could change, say analysts

21:01

Malnutrition kills 160 children in Zamfara within six Month "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

No fewer than 160 malnourished children were reported to have died as a result of severe acute malnutrition within the past six Month in Zamfara. This was announced today by the State Nutrition Officer, Samaila Bakwai Umar, at the opening ceremony of five days meeting on the development of five years nutrition strategic plan for []

The post Malnutrition kills 160 children in Zamfara within six Month appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

21:00

The 12 Signs Your Vibrations Are Getting Lower "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Life Coach Code

Vibration is the energy that we emanate through space. It is a life force that flows through our entire body and dictates the flow of our life. It determines the events and people that we attract in our lives.

This vibration fluctuates in the way we handle ourselves and life experiences. One day its higher, the next its lower. It is through this normalcy that we handle the rhythm of our lives.

But when our vibration lowers for an extended period of time, we must become wary. Sometimes we might need to make an effort to raise our vibrations if we sense that they are low much longer than usual.

However, awareness of your vibrations is hard because they dictate the way you perceive things.

The effects of lower vibration would make us tired, physically ill, and we tend to lose touch with our soul and heart wisdom, leading to chaos and misalignment with our life purpose.

Thats why we will give you 12 signs you can look out for that tell your vibes are getting denser.

As Eckhart Tolle said:

The primary cause of happiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.

12 Signs of Lower Vibrations

As todays lifestyle supports lower vibration, we must be consciously aware when it comes.

Many things may cause us to lower our vibrations. The following are the most prevalent:

1. Dwelling on regrets

If we put everything into perspective, we come to realize that we are not the ideal person we thought we could be. There are certain aspects in us that need attention for growth and improvement.

Every flaw we have is there for a specific purpose. Thus, its important that we embrace our darkness because from there our creativity flows.

Regrets define you based on what youve done or didnt do in the past. Instead of locking your potential with regrets, get back to the now where you have the power to make a change. Higher vibration enables you to grow in the present and become a better person.

2. Having others to blame for our problems

Every person that comes to us and every circumstance that happens is there to give us lessons. They are there to help us advance to our higher purpose.

When we cant perceive things this way, we tend to blame others. Instead of accepting full responsibility for our...

21:00

CNN Panel Agrees With Trump, 1765 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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20:59

Has the devaluation of the humanities contributed to the election of Trump? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Humanities help people to see from other points of view but denigrating these subjects has resulted in reduced demand. What is being lost? 

Lecture hall. Image: Kai Schreiber, CC BY-SA 2.0. Some rights reserved.According to Martha Nussbaum, an American philosopher, the effects of the devaluation of and growing disinterest in the humanities could jeopardise democracy itself. This a general tendency which can be observed in the academic context of several countries and particularly in the United States since the early 1980s. This raises the question: to what extent has such a shift served as a favourable factor to Trumps election? 

Recent evidence (collected between 2000 and 2012 in a group of thirty countries) shows that the number of students who get degrees in the humanities area (graduates and PhDs) does not correlate with the increase of higher education attendance in general. The negligence of these fields was more pronounced at the doctoral level, with some countries registering a double loss: a decrease both in relative and absolute terms.

In the line with the German sociologist Norbert Elias thinking, the complexity underlying the issue of adherence to higher education by scientific fields has been kept in mind throughout this research. The question is double-edged: on the one hand, which courses and vacancies are available and, on the other, what are the choices made by students? Thus, greater or less adherence to the humanities results from a set of choices, determined by a large number of individuals with a wide range of interdependent interests and, therefore, under constant possibility to influence and be influenced.

In short, the humanities are held hostage to economic validation, inconsistent with the kind of knowledge they develop. 

In other words, it is possible to observe an incomprehension of the usefulness of humanities both in society and particularly in those by whom it is governed. Even humanities academics have difficulty convincing others of its relevance, and, when in com...

20:53

Who Will Save Social Security When the GOP Tries to Break It? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The 2017 Social Security Trustees Report, published on July 13, contains 250 pages of statistics and text so dense that only policy wonks will plow through. Yet one brief footnote reveals how Social Security bashers could finally break a system that has supported retired Americans for nearly 80 years. The mainstream media missed the clue. But Stephen C. Goss caught it.

Steve Goss has been the Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration (SSA) for 16 years. His team of some 50 actuaries, demographers and economists maintains the financial strength of a retirement system that today covers over 230 million Americans. They do so by forecasting dozens of economic and demographic factors, like wages, inflation, birth and death rates, employment, etc.

The favorite lie of Social Security bashers has long been that Social Security and Medicare are alike in being government entitlements.

Their forecasts are incorporated into annual reports on the financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. The reports are published by the Treasury Department, which handles the actual flow of employment taxes and benefit payments into and out of the Trust Funds. The ex officio Managing Trustee of the Funds is the incumbent Treasury Secretary, and in that capacity he is responsible for writing the reports. But SSAs chief actuary has the last word, in a Statement of Actuarial Opinion that closes each report.

For most of his years as chief actuary, Gosss statements were brief and gave unqualified approval to the reports. Beginning in 2014, however, his statements included an important caveat, prompted by a single, small-print footnote in that years report.

This footnote (which has been repeated in each report since then) is a curious add-on, to say the least because it has nothing to do with Social Security. Instead, it refers the reader to the Medicare Trustees Report, where, in an appendix (See appendix F of the 2017 Medicare Trustees Report, the footnote reads) there is a discussion of the interrelationship between the Medicare and Social Security trust funds and the overall federal budget. To include a discussion of Social Security in an appendix to the Medicare Report seems, at first glance, inexplicable.

Goss understood what was going on, however. The footnote in the Social Security Report was intended to link the program with Medicare in the minds of lawmakers, policymakers and ordinary citizens. The favorite lie of Social Security bashers has long been that Social Security and Medicare are alike in being government entitlements. In popular parlance, the word entitlements refers to programs that require money to be transferred to them from the governments general f...

20:53

Vulkan Debug Report Extension For Intel's ANV Driver "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Intel's open-source developer crew is now working on VK_EXT_debug_report as the latest Vulkan extension for their "ANV" Linux driver...

20:53

US To Hand Raqqa Over to ISIS Affiliates After "Defeating" ISIS "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

August 24, 2017 (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - US policymakers have recently announced plans to hand over control of the Syrian city of Raqqa to former Islamic State (ISIS)-affiliated officials, Newsweek would report.


In its article, "Syria: Arab Tribes Who Once Supported ISIS Turn to U.S. As Endgame Being In Raqqa," Newsweek reports:
A top U.S. diplomat in the fight against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has praised recent talks with Syrian tribal leaders slated to play a large role in governing Raqqa once the jihadis are expelled. 

But the plan to create a careful balance of local power on the ground in Raqqa that will likely see former ISIS-affiliated officials ultimately in charge could cause a split between the U.S. and its Kurdish allies.
What appears to be ill-conceived policy is in fact the United States providing direct military protection to the remnants of terrorist organizations operating in Syria it has supported, including fighters of the so-called "Islamic State."

With other foreign-backed terrorist organizations facing collapse in strongholds including Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria - fighters funded, armed, and operating on behalf of foreign interests, including Al Qaeda, its affiliates, and even the Islamic State itself - will either need to flee the country back behind the borders of  their state sponsors - Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey - or find a safe haven in Syrian territory illegally occupied by the United States and its allies.



The northern city of Idlib is another admittedly Al Qaeda-controlled city the...

20:50

The Thanks of a Grateful World Go with Steve Bannon "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

My friend Steve Bannon did the world an inestimable favor in his final dictum from the West Wing of the White House by telling The American Prospect that there is no military solution to North Koreas nuclear provocations. In an Aug. 17 interview, Bannon stated: Theres no military solution [to North Koreas nuclear threats], forget it. Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that 10 million people in Seoul dont die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I dont know what youre talking about, theres no military solution here, they got us.

20:46

Yemens Saleh Rallies Followers in Sanaa Amid Houthi Rift Cholera situation in Yemen not improving The Worlds Worst Humanitarian Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

By REUTERS

AUG. 24, 2017, 5:30 A.M. E.D.T.

DUBAI Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh rallied thousands of supporters in the capital Sanaa on Thursday in a show of force amid an unusual public rift within the alliance fighting a Saudi-led coalition for control of the country.

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Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh

Fighters loyal to the armed Houthi movement, which runs northern Yemen together with Saleh, decried him as evil a day earlier and condemned his description of them as a militia.

The Houthi leadership recommended the announcement of a state of emergency and suspension of all party activity, telling Salehs supporters any mass gatherings should be made on battlefronts, not in public squares.

Thursdays gathering went ahead, regardless.

We are ready to fill the fronts with thousands of fighters and they are ready to go, said Saleh, wearing a dark suit and speaking from behind protective glass as armed men in fatigues stood guard.

The tactical alliance between Saleh and the Houthis has often appeared fragile, with both groups suspicious of each others ultimate motives and sharing little ideological ground.

The two factions have traded barbs on responsibility for challenges such as unemployment and mounting hunger after 2-1/2 years of fighting the internationally recognized government, based in the south and backed by the Saudi-led coalition.

The coalition intervened in the civil war in 2015 to restore the government to power in the capital Sanaa. But the conflict, which has killed at least 10,000 people, is in stalemate.

Big switches of loyalty are a feature of Yemens byzantine political landscape, particularly since 2011 Arab Spring unrest which led to Salehs fall in 2012.

Demonstrators, gathered since the early morning in Sabeen Square in central Sanaa to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the formation of Salehs General Peoples Congress (GPC), waved flags, signs and pictures of the man who remains one of Yemens most powerful politicians and military figures.

With our spirit and our blood, we sacrifice for you oh Yemen! they cheered, television footage showed.

Saleh promptly left the square after speaking and shortly after heavy gunfire rang out nearby, but his supporters said it was celebratory and denied reports of clashes with Houthi fighters.

(Reporting by Stephen Kalin and Mohammed Ghobari, Editing by William Maclean and Alison Williams)

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20:45

How Africans Get into Spain Great Russian TV Investigative Report (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

How Africans Get into Spain Great Russian TV Investigative Report Video Russia-Insider Video Source

The post How Africans Get into Spain Great Russian TV Investigative Report (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:43

Freedreno MSM Driver Updates Submitted For Linux 4.14 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Adding to the DRM changes for Linux 4.14 is a late pull request for adding the Freedreno MSM DRM driver changes for Qualcomm hardware...

20:42

Right to Privacy Is a Natural Right: Justice A.M. Sapre "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Full text of the judgment by Justice A.M. Sapre declaring privacy to be a fundamental right.

Justice A.M. Sapre. Courtesy: Gauhati high court

Justice A.M. Sapre. Courtesy: Gauhati high court

New Delhi: A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court has ruled that Indians enjoy a fundamental right to privacy, that it is intrinsic to life and liberty and thus comes under Article 21 of the Indian constitution.

The judgment includes within it five separate judgments from different judges, though the conclusion is unanimous. The Wire is reproducing here full text of the judgment by Justice A.M. Sapre.

Justice Sapres judgment by The Wire on Scribd

The post...

20:42

Netanyahu To Putin: Iran Must Leave Syria Or "We Will Act" "IndyWatch Feed World"

For Netanyahu and other Israeli officials, the chief concern was never the black clad death cult which filmed itself beheading Americans and burning people alive.  "Let the Sunni evil prevail," they say.
Israel is threatening to escalate military action in Syria against perceived Iranian interests.This week Netanyahu declared"we will act when necessary according to our red lines" while hinting he prefers ISIS presence in Syria as opposed to Iran aligned fighters at his border. This comes as ISIS is now crumbling, and at a time...

20:42

US data scientist claims leading Brexiter tweeting from Moscow! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

This is interesting.

David Jones (@DavidJo52951945)  who claims to be British and to live in Southampton is one of a massive network of 63,909 linked accounts, all with 8 figures after a name:

brexit moscow 1

Jones has been tweeting since 2013, and posted many pro-Putin tweets just before and during the 2014 Russian invasion of Ukraine.

In the last few years, Jones and his massive network of linked accounts has tweeted a huge amount in support for Trump, but mainly UKIP and especially Brexit.

A US data scientist claims Jones who has 120,000 followers always tweets between 8 and 8 Moscow time. Almost as if it were a job:

...

20:40

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

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

20:38

Iraq Bans US from Using Territory to Launch War Against Iran "IndyWatch Feed War"

Baghdad (TeleSUR Iraq is not a starting point for attacking other countries, Al-Abadi said.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi has said that if the United States intends to carry out an aggression against the Iranian government, Iraq will not allow the U.S. to use its territory for its aggression.

Iraq is not a starting point for attacking other countries. If there are clashes between Iran and the United States, then we will not allow the U.S. to take advantage of us, he said.

Iraq has its own interests and is an independent country and we call on all countries to respect the independence of Iraq, Al-Abadi reiterated.

Related: Iraqi VP: Saudis Responsible For Terrorism, Iran Is True Ally

The minister went on to state that it was the continued aggressions between the U.S. and other Middle Eastern nations which created spaces and opportunities for extremist groups like the Islamic State group to grow.

The Iraqi head of state said he supports the process of peaceful dialogue to resolve regional conflicts.

Meanwhile, in Syria, as reports mount of heavy civilian deaths at the hands of the U.S.-led coalition in Raqqa, the United Nations has expressed deep concern over the reports and has said it condemns any attack directed against civilians or civilian infrastructure.

Iraq PM Haider Al-Abadi
Image: Wikimedia Commons

According to reports by the Syrian Arab News Agency Tuesday, at least 78 civilians have died in the last 24 hours in Raqqa due to U.S.-coalition led airstrike assaults.

The U.S. has been conducting airstrikes in Syria since September 2014, claiming to be targeting Islamic State group, despite its lack of authorization from the Syrian government or the United Nations to carry out such attacks.

U.S. airstrikes in Syria and Iraq have been subject to widespread cr...

20:38

Another White House council quits on Trump "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Members of a White House advisory council on infrastructure have handed in their resignation letters over President Donald Trumps lackluster response to the recent outburst of racial tensions in Charlottesville, Virginia.

20:36

Posters go up as DSEi arms fair nears "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

As the September 4th start date of DSEI, the worlds biggest arms fair, edges closer, early actions to draw attention to protests against the annual gathering of the merchants of death have begun to filter in. Posters have been put up around London by activists using the increasingly popular method of hijacked bus hoardings this []

20:35

NYP: Appeal re Teenage Girl Sexually Assaulted in Scarborough Town Centre "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

NYP: Appeal re Teenage Girl Sexually Assaulted in Scarborough Town Centre

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about a sexual assault that occurred on York Place, outside the Brunswick Centre in Scarborough, at around 4.20pm on Tuesday 22 August 2017.

The victim, a 17-year-old girl, reported that she had been touched on her body by a man who walked past.

The suspect is described as black, aged in his 20s, about 5ft 9in tall, short black hair with a large/broad build.

We are conducting enquiries and are requesting the publics help to establish full circumstances surrounding the incident.

In particular, we are appealing for information from anyone who observed the incident or recalls seeing the man.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for David Hinchliffe. You can also email David.Hinchliffe@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12170149734

Contact details:

David Hinchliffe #0336

David.Hinchliffe@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk | 30336

Incident reference:
12170149734

20:35

UK Immigration Falls as EU Nationals Leave After Brexit Vote "IndyWatch Feed War"

LONDON Official figures say net migration to Britain has fallen to a three-year low as European Union nationals leave the country following Britains 2016 vote to quit the bloc.

The Office for National Statistics says net migration the difference between arrivals and departures was 246,000 in the year to March 31, a fall of 81,000 on a year earlier.

The statistics office said Thursday that 122,000 EU citizens left Britain in the year to March, up 31,000 from the year before.

EU citizens have the right to live and work in any member state, and more than 3 million nationals of other EU countries live in Britain.

Britains vote to leave the bloc and end free movement from the EU has left many uncertain about their future.


20:33

Supermassive Black Holes Feed on Cosmic Jellyfish "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Submitted via IRC for Bytram

Observations of "Jellyfish galaxies" with ESO's Very Large Telescope have revealed a previously unknown way to fuel supermassive black holes. It seems the mechanism that produces the tentacles of gas and newborn stars that give these galaxies their nickname also makes it possible for the gas to reach the central regions of the galaxies, feeding the black hole that lurks in each of them and causing it to shine brilliantly. The results appeared today in the journal Nature.

An Italian-led team of astronomers used the MUSE (Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer) instrument on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile to study how gas can be stripped from galaxies. They focused on extreme examples of jellyfish galaxies in nearby galaxy clusters, named after the remarkable long "tentacles" of material that extend for tens of thousands of light-years beyond their galactic discs [1][2].

The tentacles of jellyfish galaxies are produced in galaxy clusters by a process called ram pressure stripping. Their mutual gravitational attraction causes galaxies to fall at high speed into galaxy clusters, where they encounter a hot, dense gas which acts like a powerful wind, forcing tails of gas out of the galaxy's disc and triggering starbursts within it.

Six out of the seven jellyfish galaxies in the study were found to host a supermassive black hole at the centre, feeding on the surrounding gas [3]. This fraction is unexpectedly high among galaxies in general the fraction is less than one in ten.

Source: https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1725/


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20:30

What Dallas, Houston, Louisville & Rochester can teach us about widening freeways: Dont! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The following essay by Portland-based Strong Towns member Joe Cortright is republished from his site, City Observatory, with permission.


Once upon a time, Portland held itself out as a national example of how to build cities that didnt revolve (so much) around the private automobile. Back in the 1960s and 1970s, it recognized that building more freeways just generated more traffic, and it tore out one downtown freeway, and cancelled another, and instead took the bold step of investing in transit and encouraging greater urban density.

But now the region is confronted with proposals to spend upwards of a billion dollars on three freeway widening projects. The idea that widening freeways will reduce congestion has been thoroughly debunked. Economists now talk about the Fundamental Law of Road Congestioneach incremental increase in highway capacity generates a proportionate increase in traffic, with the effect that congestion quickly rebounds to previous levelsaccompanied by more suburbanization, longer trips and increased pollution. As it contemplates spending upwards of a billion dollars on three proposed freeway-widening projects, Portland might want to spend a little time looking at whats been learned in other cities around the country.  The experiences of four cities confirm the lessons that Portland thought it learned four decades ago.

Houston

Lesson #1: Add as many lanes as you like, youll just get more traffic and congestion.

Adding lanes doesnt end congestion. Perhaps nothing makes this point better than the Kate Freeway in Houston. (Source: Aliciak3yz)

Adding lanes doesnt end congestion. Perhaps nothing makes this point better than the Kate Freeway in Houston. (Source: Aliciak3yz)

Americas largest freeway is Houstons 23-lane Katy Freeway. Its been widened many times, always, ostensibly with the idea of eliminating congestion. But no matter how wide it gets, added capacity just...

20:28

Privacy Is the Key to Freedom of Thought: Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Full text of the judgment by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul declaring privacy to be a fundamental right.

Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul. Credit: Youtube

Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul. Credit: Youtube

New Delhi: A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court has ruled that Indians enjoy a fundamental right to privacy, that it is intrinsic to life and liberty and thus comes under Article 21 of the Indian constitution.

The judgment includes within it five separate judgments from different judges, though the conclusion is unanimous. The Wire is reproducing here full text of the judgment by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul.

Justice Kauls judgment by The Wire on Scribd

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20:28

North Korea Will See Mushroom Clouds -Worst News Possible for Kim "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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The North Korean dictator jus received the worse news psssible.

With Trumps announced committment to winning the war in Afghanistan, the United States does not have the power to maintaina two front war. North Korea just received their death sentence. Here is the complete story:rth Ko

 

 

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20:28

Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead at Khartoum residence "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Russian ambassador to Sudan, Mirgayas Shirinsky, has been found dead at his residence in the capital Khartoum, foreign ministries from both countries have confirmed.

20:26

Pessimism as Kushner set for Israeli-Palestinian talks No deal in sight this year. Trumps leverage has declined considerably. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

AFP

AFP/File / by Mike Smith | File picture taken on August 11, 2017 shows White House adviser Jared Kushner listening as US President Donald Trump speaks to the press on at his Bedminster National Golf Club in New Jersey

JERUSALEM (AFP)  White House aide Jared Kushner meets Israeli and Palestinian leaders Thursday with the aim of restarting long-stalled peace talks, but pessimism is high over President Donald Trumps pledge to reach the ultimate deal.The visit comes with both Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not in position to make major concessions, some analysts say, and no details have emerged of how Trumps team would overcome that.

Trump also faces a range of crises in addition to controversies at home that may make it difficult for him to focus on the complexities of a major Israeli-Palestinian peace push.

Jared Kushner and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Cairo on Wednesday. Just a day earlier, the United States cut or delayed nearly $300 million in aid to Egypt. Credit Egyptian Presidency

President Trump has made it clear that it is a top priority for him to work toward achieving a comprehensive and lasting peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians, a US official said.

He remains optimistic that progress toward a deal can be achieved.

The visit is part of a regional tour by Kushner, who is also Trumps son-in-law, Trump aide Jason Greenblatt and Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell.

They have also held talks with Egyptian, Saudi, Emirati, Qatari and Jordanian officials.

I think (Israeli-Palestinian conflict) clearly remains important, important enough that senior officials continue to engage on it, including Jared Kushner, Dan Shapiro, US ambassador to Israel under Barack Obama, told journalists this week.

But given the very poor prospects of a significant political breakthrough, Id be surprised it if warrants a major investment by the president.

Palestinian leaders have grown frustrated with the White House after initially holding out hop...

20:25

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

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

20:23

US Tillerson issues stern warning to Pakistan "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

'If I were the Pakistan government I would have growing concerns about the strength of the Taliban,' top diplomat says

20:22

Yorkshire Soldier Buried in Unmarked Grave Identified "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

A Letter to the Editor from contributor TIM HICKS, who writes to appeal for relatives of Lance Corporal William Ginger Loney of the Parachute Regiment to come forward.

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Dear Sir,

Yorkshire Soldier Buried in Unmarked Grave Identified

I was very moved by the story of the death of Lance Corporal William Ginger Loney of the Parachute Regiment from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. Briefly, Lance Corporal Loney was a soldier in the parachute Regiment who fought in North Africa, Sicily and at Arnhem. Sadly he was killed in action in heavy street fighting in September 1944 during the disastrous Battle_of_Arnhem aged 26. His body was not identified at the time and he was buried as Unknown in the main Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Arnhem.

L/Cpl Loneys name was also engraved on the memorial wall of the cemetery in nearby Groesbeek and at his home town of Dewsbury.

There is still a strong respect in the Netherlands for the courage and sacrifice of the allied soldiers that liberated them from the Germans in 1944 45. Dutch historian Marcel Anker painstakingly investigated the case of Lance Corporal Loney and was able to identify the unknown soldiers resting place. He is to receive a new headstone bearing his name in a ceremony in September.

Lance Corporal Loney served in the 2nd Battalion of the Parachute Regiment and was killed by machinegun fire while trying to enter Arnhem at night on the 17th of September 1944. He was the son of William Loney and Mary Ellen Loney (ne Oates) of Dewsbury. His entry on the list of missing from Arnhem is here.

Full BBC report here. To quote the article:

British historian, Peter Bennett, is leading the search for living relatives, which has so far been fruitless.

He believes a final appeal may lead to someone coming forward.

My hope is that descendants of the Oates family on Williams mothers side might come forward as there are quite a number of people with this surname in the local phone directory, he said.

I know this is not the sort of article you normally run, but I also know the NYE has a wide readership throughout Yorkshire. I would like to try and help with the appeal to find this Yorkshiremans relatives in tim...

20:21

Rhetorical History in the White House "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

One of major research interests is how companies use history rhetorically to persuade people. Theres been a great deal of coverage of President Trumps decision to reverse his stance and to authorize a surge in US troop levels in Afghanistan.  (Trump had previously vowed to cut the USs losses and withdraw from Afghanistan)  Trumps many critics have seized on the fact that the PowerPoint presentation that persuaded Trump to change his mind included a historical photo, a picture from 1972 of women in Kabul wearing mini-skirts.

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Image from Amnesty International Via Quartz

This image had been included by the US generals who were attempting to persuade Trump that Afghanistan was not a lost cause and was not irredemiably and unalterably committed to Islamic fundamentalism.  This rhetorical use of history seems to have been effective.

Now the nature of the historical image that was shown to Trump (women showing their legs) has, of course, resulted in a field day for Trumps many enemies (see...

20:21

Man Is Not a Creature of the State: Justice J. Chelameswar "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Full text of the judgment by Justice J. Chelameswar declaring privacy to be a fundamental right.

Justice J. Chelameswar. Credit: Youtube

Justice J. Chelameswar. Credit: Youtube

New Delhi: A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court has ruled that Indians enjoy a fundamental right to privacy, that it is intrinsic to life and liberty and thus comes under Article 21 of the Indian constitution.

The judgment includes within it five separate judgments from different judges, though the conclusion is unanimous. The Wire is reproducing here full text of the judgment by Justice J. Chelameswar.

Justice Chelameswars judgment by The Wire on Scribd

The post...

20:19

British Conservative anti-Roma racism "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

Hidden Sorrows Persecution of Romanian Gypsies during the Holocaust

18 June 2014

A documentary about Romanian Roma (Gypsies) featuring survivors describing their experiences during the Holocaust. The film also shows the lives of Roma today and current issues such as poverty and discrimination, traditions such as those displayed at weddings and funerals.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Tory MP slammed for racism

Thursday 24th August 2017

TORY MP Douglas Ross was compared to US President Donald Trump yesterday after he attacked the travelling community in an online interview.

When asked what he would do if he was prime minister for the day, Mr Ross responded that he would impose tougher enforcement against gypsy travellers.

Scottish Greens justice spokesman John Finnie hit back at the bigoted remarks.

Douglas Ross was given an open goal, be PM and sort anything you want, the MSP said.

He didnt choose improving health, education or housing, he didnt seek to eradicate poverty, work for a better planet or...

20:17

HIGH DEMAND FOR PNG RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP GAMES AS TICKETS GO ON SALE "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Tournament organisers expect tickets for the three Rugby League World Cup 2017 games in Papua New Guinea to be snapped up quickly when they go on general sale at 10.00am (local), this Thursday 24 August 2017.
Due to this high demand, RLWC2017 CEO Andrew Hill is urging fans to purchase their tickets when they go on general sale to avoid disappointment.
This years tournament is the most anticipated sporting event Papua New Guinea has ever hosted and we know there is huge demand for tickets from fans wanting to be part of history. With a capped crowd capacity of 15,000 for each game, we expect tickets to sell quickly when they go on general sale, said Hill.
WITH TICKETS STARTING FROM 30 PGK, THERE IS A PRICE TO SUIT EVERYONE AND PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR FANS AND FAMILIES TO ATTEND THIS YEARS RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP.
As hosting partner of the RLWC2017, PNG will stage the PNG Kumuls three pool games:
*PNG Kumuls vs Wales, Saturday 28 October 2017 at 3.00pm
*PNG Kumuls vs Ireland, Sunday 5 November 2017 at 4.00pm
*PNG Kumuls vs USA, Sunday 12 November 2017 at 3.00pm
(Times local to Port Moresby)
Individual ticket prices for each game:
* 30 PGK for seats in the North and South Grandstands
* 50 PGK for seats in the Eastern Grandstand
* 80 PGK for seats in the Wings of the Western Grandstand; and
* 120 PGK for seats in the covered Western Grandstand
Tickets will go on general sale at 10.00am (local) this Thursday 24 August 2017 via the tournaments official website: RLWC2017.com or from one of eight Tiket Mastas Outlets in Port Moresby;
-Brian Bell Plaza, Turumu Street, Boroko, NCD (Mon-Sun, 8.00am 5.00pm)
-Brian Bell Home Centre Gordons, Kennedy Road, Gordons (Mon-Sun, 8.00am 5.00pm)
-Brian Bell Vision City, Waigani Drive, NCD (Mon-Sun, 9.00am 9.00pm)
-Stop n Shop Rainbow, Goro - Kaega Road, Rainbow (Mon-Sun, 7.30am 7.30pm)
-Stop n Shop Waigani, North Waigani, Pipit Street (Mon-Sun, 8.00am 8.00pm)
-Big Rooster Erima, Along Hubert Murray Highway, Erima (Mon-Sun, 8.00am 8.00pm)
-Big Rooster Koki (Mon-Sun, 10.00am 8.00pm)
-Cool Stuff Waterfront Harbour City (Mon-Sun, 9.00am 8.00pm)
The RLWC2017 will be contested from 27 October to 2 December and features 14 nations playing 28 matches in 13 cities across Australia, New Zealand and in PNG.
For tournament information and ticket details, RLWC2017.com
Rugby League World Cup 2017 | Media Release

20:17

Explainer: Marriage Equality Postal Plebiscite High Court Challenge "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Human Rights Law Centre has taken urgent legal action in the High Court on behalf of Australian Marriage Equality and Senator Janet Rice against the Australian Government to stop the marriage equality postal plebiscite.

We want marriage equality

All Australians should have the same opportunities for love, commitment and happiness. All Australians should be able to marry the person they love. We have been working closely with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) community for years to achieve marriage equality.

In 2014, we represented Australian Marriage Equality in a High Court case on ACTs marriage laws, and helped to convince the court to rule that the Australian Parliament has the power to pass laws to achieve marriage equality.

This is how marriage equality can be achieved in Australia with a simple vote right now by our elected Members of Parliament. The majority of the nation backs this straightforward reform. But the Coalition Government refuses to allow this vote to happen without a plebiscite first

We dont need a marriage equality plebiscite

A plebiscite is a vote by the public to decide a particular issue. Legally, we dont need a plebiscite to achieve marriage equality. But the Coalition Government decided that it wants to run a plebiscite on marriage equality. The decision to push for a plebiscite was a tactic by MPs opposed to marriage equality.

Parliament doesnt want a plebiscite

The Government twice asked the Parliament to approve laws to allow the plebiscite to happen. Twice the Parliament rejected these laws in August last year and again in August this year.

So whats the postal plebiscite?

Because Parliament refused to approve laws for a plebiscite, the Government has tried to sidestep Parliament by asking the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to run what the Government has called a postal plebiscite.

Postal plebiscite is unnecessary, divisive and harmful

20:15

The Goldman Sachs Regency "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Goldman Sachs Regency by David Stockman Daily Reckoning Theres not many tears being shed over Steve Bannons departure. His ethno-nationalist and protectionist worldview are opposite to true notions of liberty, free markets and a minimalist state. While Bannonism...

The post The Goldman Sachs Regency appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:15

Trump"s New Strategy for Afghanistan Is Neither New, nor a Strategy, nor Trump"s "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

For some time it has been clear that the White House of President Donald Trump was convulsed with a struggle among various court factions vying for the Emperors ear. Crudely oversimplified, these are variously described as...

20:13

#Rome: Cops Evict Refugee Squatters From Palazzo Curtatone & Square "IndyWatch Feed War"

On Saturday about 500 riot cops evicted around 800 refugees from the Palazzo Curtatone refugee squat in Rome, Italy. A part of the evicted people were relocated, others became homeless and occupied a square. This morning riot cops also evicted the square.

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Image: Cops used water canons and batons to evict Independence square earlier today. Image by Twitter account @captblicero

 

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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.

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Rome: Cops Evict Refugee Squatters From Palazzo Curtatone & Square

On Saturday about 500 riot cops evicted around 800 refugees from the Palazzo Curtatone refugee squat in Rome, Italy. A part of...

20:13

Privacy Can Be Located in Every Constitutional Freedom: Justice S.A. Bobde "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Full text of the judgment by Justice S.A. Bobde declaring privacy to be a fundamental right.

Justice S.A. Bobde. Credit: UN/Twitter

Justice S.A. Bobde. Credit: UN/Twitter

New Delhi: A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court has ruled that Indians enjoy a fundamental right to privacy, that it is intrinsic to life and liberty and thus comes under Article 21 of the Indian constitution.

The judgment includes within it five separate judgments from different judges, though the conclusion is unanimous. The Wire is reproducing here full text of the judgment by Justice S.A. Bobde.

Justice Bobdes judgment by The Wire on Scribd

The post...

20:10

"Deep State First" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Deep State First"
by Bill Bonner

"Bannon is gone. And Priebus. And Spicer. And Scaramucci. And Donald J Trump? Reckless, vain, juvenile, untutored, swinish - he was refreshingly blockheaded. And now, he may be gone, tootamed by the adults in the room.

More war, more debt: Yes, the thrill is gone, the spontaneity, the honest lies, and the irrelevant surprises. Mr Trump has been broken. Kelly, Mattis, McMaster, Cohn and Mnuchin are in charge. But these Pentagon bureaucrats and Wall Street hustlers may be worse than a loose-cannon president. More dangerous. More sinister. More grasping and ruthless. And not the least bit amusing. Now we know where this administration is going - more war, more debt, more regulation, more old-fashioned corruption and claptrap. Direction unchanged, in other words. And we know what that means, at least for the economy. 

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20:09

Netanyahu to Putin: Iran must withdraw from Syria or Israel will defend itself David Icke latest headlines

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that Israel is prepared to intervene in Syria to counteract the Iranian influence in the conflict. Moscow, which views Iran as key to resolving the crisis, said it will note Israeli interests. When the two leaders met in Sochi on Wednesday, Netanyahu told Putin that any peace deal in Syria must entail the full withdrawal of any Iranian forces from the area. Iran is already well on its way to controlling Iraq, Yemen and to a large extent is already in practice in control of Lebanon, Reuters quoted Netanyahu as saying. We cannot forget for a single minute that Iran threatens every day to annihilate Israel. Israel opposes Irans continued entrenchment in Syria. We will be sure to defend ourselves with all means against this and any threat. Read more: Netanyahu to Putin: Iran must withdraw from Syria or Israel will defend itself

20:09

Right to Privacy Judgment Lays Ground for Decriminalising Homosexuality Once and For All "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Extracts from the judgement that impact Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises homosexuality.

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Protesters shout slogans in a demonstration during the Global Day of Rage which is held to mark the battle for gay rights (left), Supreme Court of India (right). Credit: PTI

New Delhi: A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court today ruled that the right to privacy is a fundamental right, that it is intrinsic to life and liberty and comes under Article 21 of the constitution.

While the judgment will have far reaching implications on a range of government policies and actions, it will also impact the status of existing laws to the extent to which they violate a citizens right to privacy a fundamental right as per the courts landmark ruling. Chief among these laws is Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises homosexuality.

Though the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the section, its December 2013 ruling is being challenged once again. And Thursdays judgment on the right to privacy will strengthen the arguments of those who say the criminalisation of private acts of intimacy by consenting adults is a violation of their fundamental rights.

At least three of the five separate but concurring...

20:09

MILITARY SITUATION IN CENTRAL SYRIA ON AUGUST 24, 2017 (MAP UPDATE) "IndyWatch Feed War"

South Front Pro-government forces have closed the second ISIS pocket in central Syria following the liberation of the Dahiq Mount and are now clearing the remaining ISIS-held area.   Click to see the full-size map Related News HEZBOLLAH AND SYRIAN ARMY CAPTURE 70% OF MIRA CROSSING AREA AT SYRIAN-LEBANESE BORDER ISIS And Moderate Rebels Unite Efforts Against Syrian []

20:07

Israel seeks to legalize 3,500 outposts on private Palestinian lands: Report David Icke latest headlines

There are 3,455 residential and public buildings built on private Palestinian lands in the West Bank, according to Civil Administration data. These illegal structures could be legalized under the expropriation law, whose validity is now being determined by the High Court of Justice in response to Palestinian petitions against the law. Extensive details on the scope of illegal structures on private Palestinian land were revealed in an appendix to the states response to the petitions. The law allows the state to expropriate Palestinian lands on which settlements or outposts were built in good faith or at the states instruction, and deny its owners the right to use those lands until there is a diplomatic resolution of the status of the territories. The measure provides a mechanism for compensating Palestinians whose lands are seized. Read more: Israel seeks to legalize 3,500 outposts on private Palestinian lands: Report

20:07

Apostle Suleman receives highest Georgian award, Doctorate degree in US "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman has received the key to the city of Stonecrest in Atlanta, Georgia, confirming him a recipient of the highest honour to be given by the state. The key to the city was presented by the Mayor, Hon Jason Lary at a colourful ceremony at []

The post Apostle Suleman receives highest Georgian award, Doctorate degree in US appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

20:06

Egypt slams US over decision to cut aid, warns of 'repercussions' David Icke latest headlines

Egypt has censured Washingtons decision to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the country over its human rights record amid a visit to Cairo by an American delegation, including Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner, as part of a tour of the Middle East. The delegation, which is in Cairo for meetings on the so-called peace process regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, met Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Wednesday, his spokesman Alaa Youssef said. The meeting had been initially removed from Shoukrys schedule with no explanation, which was interpreted as a response to the aid cut. The delegation also met with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, said the spokesman. Washington on Tuesday cut $96 million in aid and delayed $195 million in military funding. The US State Department said the decision followed a lack of progress on human rights and the passing of a new law regulating the work of non-governmental organizations, which was seen as restricting their activities. Sisi ratified the law in May. Read more: Egypt slams US over decision to cut aid, warns of repercussions

20:06

Philippines current climate undermines the countrys deterrent and defense capability A pawn between the U.S. and China could find life difficult. "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

President Rodrigo Duterte welcomes Admiral Harry Harris Jr., commander of the United States Pacific Command, to Malacaan Palace as the latter paid a courtesy call on the President on August 23. Also in the photo is US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim. Presidential Photo/King Rodriguez

MANILA, Philippines  President Rodrigo Dutertes public pronouncements on the Philippines decades-old Mutual Defense Treaty with the United States undermines the countrys deterrent capability, an analyst said.

Earlier this week, the president said that he will not invoke the defense treaty with the US if the Philippines confronts China in its violations in the South China Sea, and if the latter chooses the aggressive path.

I will not call on America. I have lost trust in the Americans, Duterte said, known for his personal stance against the US.

The president made the statement after dismissing the warning of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio that Chinese are operating on a sandbar near Philippines-controlled Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Seathe part of the South China Sea the Philippines claims as under its jurisdiction.

READ: Duterte: Why defend disputed sandbar?

Everyone knows that President Duterte doesnt like or trust the United States, and perhaps this was always his position on the MDT, but why say it pub...

20:05

Zionist extremists in hate speech against David Icke a self-obsessed mob registered with the CHARITY Commission who work to secure censorship and the total destruction of freedom of expression while gutlessly refusing every opportunity to debate their lies in public David Icke latest headlines

After all the nearly 30 years that I have been speaking and writing this video is ALL they can come up with. They are professional censors with a deeply sinister agenda and any lie will do to secure that end. If you are looking for racism best look in the mirror, chaps See here

20:04

Alleged 'Antifa manual' found - whatever its background it reveals Antifa's deeply sinister agenda David Icke latest headlines

This copy of the Antifa Manual, that is used by the George Soros funded, violent, anti-American, anti free-speech radical group, was allegedly found on the Evergreen College campus. The content of this manual is disturbing and should be read by every American, so we understand what we are up against. It helps to explain why these groups call our President and his supporters Hitler or racists or homophobes. Its not that Trump or his supporters are any of these things, its just part of a campaign to humiliate and shut down any opposition to radicals whose ultimate goal is a one world order and the destruction of capitalism in America. Read more: Alleged Antifa manual found whatever its background it reveals Antifas deeply sinister agenda

20:01

Read: Privacy Is the Constitutional Core of Human Dignity "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Full text of the judgment by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar and Justices R.K. Agrawal, D.Y. Chandrachud and S. Abdul Nazeer declaring privacy to be a fundamental right.

Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar. Credit: PTI

Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court has ruled that Indians enjoy a fundamental right to privacy, that it is intrinsic to life and liberty and thus comes under Article 21 of the Indian constitution.

The Wire is reproducing here the full text of the lead judgment, authored by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and co-signed by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar and Justices A. Abdul Nazeer and R.K. Agrawal. Four other judges produced independent judgments, all in concurrence.

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20:00

American Society isnt a Zoo and White People Arent Monkeys David Icke latest headlines

By Gilad Atzmon How to make well-meaning Americans into antisemites? Make sure they read Peter Beinarts Forward article, The One Thing Jews Should Be Doing To Combat White Supremacy. Beinart, a light Zionist intellectual has kindly revealed how American Jews reacted when they heard the neo-Nazis chant, Jews will not replace us. Some were fearful, but, Beinart asserts, many others were somehow amused by it. Replace you? Where, behind the counter at Wendys? Were successful, industrious, upper-middle class. Youre the dregs of society. Replace you? Dont kid yourselves. When it comes to Americas class hierarchy, we replaced you and your kind long ago. One might advise Beinart that looking down on Goyim and calling them neo Nazis and supremacists while simultaneously engaging in his own tribal self-love, supremacist exercise is a very dangerous game. Read more: American Society isnt a Zoo and White People Arent Monkeys

19:59

Right-Wing Israelis Stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound "IndyWatch Feed War"

Jerusalem (MEMO)  135 right-wing Israelis stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound this morning under a heavy police presence, while ultra nationalist parliament member Yehuda Glick performed prayers outside the holy sites gates.

Firas al-Dibs, spokesman for the Islamic Waqf Department, which controls Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, told Maan that some 135 Israeli settlers entered the compound in the morning, during visitation periods when non-Muslims are permitted to enter the site.
Far-right member of the Knesset, Israels parliament, Yehuda Glick performed prayers outside Al-Aqsas Cotton Merchants gate, under the protection of Israeli police.

Related: UN Rights Expert Israel Cannot Make Unilateral Decisions About Al-Aqsa Mosque

Glick, who is not permitted to enter the compound, had also visited it last week in order to protest the ban preventing Knesset members from accessing the compound for the past year and a half.

While non-Muslims are permitted to visit Al-Aqsa Mosque compound during specific times during the day, non-Muslim worship is strictly prohibited at the site as per an international agreement between Jordan and Israel following Israels takeover of the territory in 1967.  However, Israeli visits to the compound, which

Al-Aqsa Mosque
Image: Wikimedia Commons

However, Israeli visits to the compound, which often times include Israelis performing prayers in violation of the longstanding agreement, can cause tensions with Palestinian worshippers, as the Israeli presence is seen as a threat to the status quo at the site.  Many Palestinians and rights groups fear that right-wing groups calling for the destruction of Al-Aqsa Mosque to make way for a third Jewish temple are gaining growing influence in Netanyahus right-wing government.

This post was originally written for and published by...

19:58

Tillerson says US wont win 'battlefield victory' in Afghanistan David Icke latest headlines

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has undermined President Donald Trumps promise to win the Afghan war and defeating the Taliban, saying Washington might not succeed in the war. I think the president was clear this entire effort was intended to put pressure on the Taliban, to have the Taliban understand that you will not win a battlefield victory, Tillerson said during a press conference Tuesday afternoon. We may not win one, but neither will you. His remarks came one day after Trump said he would prolong the military intervention in the South Asian country, which he once described as a complete waste. Tillerson also stepped up pressure on the neighboring Pakistan over its perceived support for the Taliban in Afghanistan. He pointed to the fact that the US is a key ally of Pakistan and that Islamabad enjoys a special status as a non-NATO partner which receives billions of dollars in aid. Read more: Tillerson says US wont win battlefield victory in Afghanistan Trumps Pivot That Will Bring On End Of U.S Empire

19:58

Young hooded merganser ducks in Florida, USA "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from Florida in the USA says about itself:

2 August 2017

Juvenile Hooded Merganser ducks diving for food give just a hint of the wildly colorful head dress and crests that come with adulthood. They are usually just winter visitors to Florida. These ducks are in captivity, but totally oblivious to humans and having a grand time.

Hooded Mergansers are fairly common on small ponds and rivers, where they dive for fish, crayfish, and other food, seizing it in their thin, serrated bills. They nest in tree cavities; the ducklings depart with a bold leap to the forest floor when only one day old.

Hooded Mergansers dive to catch aquatic insects, crayfish, and small fish. Males court females by expanding their white, sail-like crests and making very low, gravelly, groaning calls. Hooded Mergansers fly distinctively, with shallow, very rapid wingbeats.

19:57

Philippines: Korean firms leave for Vietnam Will the drug war start to impact the Philippine economy? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Korean Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines president Ho Ik Lee said many Korean firms have been complaining about the higher cost of doing business as well as lack of incentives in the country. As a result, they have started closing down their Philippine offices and operations to transfer to Vietnam. File

MANILA, Philippines Korean manufacturing companies in the Philippines are packing up and leaving the country for Vietnam where they see lower costs and an easier way of doing business.

Korean Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines president Ho Ik Lee said many Korean firms have been complaining about the higher cost of doing business as well as lack of incentives in the country. As a result, they have started closing down their Philippine offices and operations to transfer to Vietnam.

We like to invest here in the manufacturing side but unfortunately, many of the Korean companies located here (are) leaving Philippines and moving to Vietnam, Lee said.

When I asked them why they are leaving the Philippines, (they said its because) the cost is too high. Its almost three times higher than Vietnams. This higher cost is killing manufacturing and that is why the Korean companies are leaving and moving to Vietnam, he said.

Lee said the Korean companies, which are mostly in the garments and electronics sectors, hav...

19:57

Trumps South Asia Strategy: An Insiders View "IndyWatch Feed War"

 

Pakistanis in Lahore protest against the terror that has wracked the city.Pakistanis in Lahore protest against the terror that has wracked the city. (Photo: ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

                                      

President Trumps speech on South Asia comes at a very important time for the area and the people. However, many listeners may have missed the nuances and the urgency, because the speech must be understood in context of the history of South Asia.

Being from Pakistan, I could relate to much of what Trump said, and here is how I understood what the president was saying:

  • Since 1947 (when Pakistan was created) until today, it has not made up its mind whether it wants a Benazir Bhutto-style democracy or a Zia ul Haq style military-mullah alliance
  • The result of this indecision is rampant corruption and failed institutions. For example, even today there is lack of electricity in Pakistan as well as a huge water shortage
  • Being a nuclear power puts Pakistan in a sensitive geo-political position
  • There is no doubt from the common man to the peasant to a general or the ruling elite that Pakistan supports terrorist organizations through its intelligence agency the ISI
  • President Trump named 12 of these terror groups but in fact there might be more. Since 9/11 it has become obvious that Pakistan is playing a double game. Some experts call Pakistan a frenemy a friendly enemy.

Let us understand what the reality on the ground really is:

  • China is expanding its tremendous financial and physical presence in Pakistan by buying out its ports so they will have strategic access in both commerce and the military
  • To make matters worse, this is being done in Baluchistan (the largest province area-wise) which has a separatist movement underway
  • Meanwhile, Pakistan has soured its relationship with three of its four neighbours Iran, Afghanistan and India
  • To maintain a global strategic balance, it is imperative for the US to win the war in Afghanistan whi...

19:56

Imam suspected of organizing Spain attacks avoided deportation, was labeled no threat reports David Icke latest headlines

The Moroccan man who allegedly instigated the attacks in and around Barcelona last week escaped expulsion from Spain in 2015 after serving a sentence for drug trafficking, local media report. The imam posed no real threat, the judge ruled back then. Albdelbaki Es Satty, one of the deceased members of the Islamist cell which is said to have carried out the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, was ordered to leave Spain in 2014 at the end of his jail term for drug trafficking, according to El Mundo, which obtained access to judicial documents. Two members of that cell called Es Satty the key organizer of the plot, as the four surviving suspects gave statements at the high court in Madrid on Tuesday. Although Es Sattys role is yet to be defined, Catalan police chief Joseph Lluis Trapero indicated that investigators are working on a hypothesis that the imam radicalized the groups members, La voz de Galicia reports. Earlier, however, a police spokesperson said they cant compromise evidence or leads, or give unreliable information concerning Es Satty. Read more: Imam suspected of organizing Spain attacks avoided deportation, was labeled no threat reports

19:55

The solar step: Our community is ours to change "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

From renewables procrastination and fear to action, and even a guitar and beer

Guest in the sustainable studio on 23 August 2017 is Suzie Brown from Ocean Grove who is one of the founders of Reenergise Geelong and speaker at an exciting community renewable energy forum coming up on Sunday 27 August in Barwon Heads.

Prerecorded audio clips with Danish renewables mobiliser Sren Hermansen, who speaks about his experience with turning Sams into a carbon-free island community, and professor Mark Diesendorf from University of New South Wales who talks about how South Australia can reach 100 per cent renewables in the electricity grid.


Listen to The Sustainable Hour no. 183 on 94.7 The Pulse:

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19:54

Saudi-led airstrikes kill up to 41 people, including 30 civilians in Yemen David Icke latest headlines

Up to 41 people have been killed, including 30 civilians, and scores injured after a small hotel near a Houthi rebel checkpoint collapsed Wednesday following an overnight Saudi-led aerial bombardment, reports the AP, citing Yemeni officials. The coalition carried out multiple airstrikes in Yemen overnight killing both Shiite Houthi rebels and civilians, according to unnamed Yemeni officials, cited by the AP. At least 30 of the casualties were civilians, according to local news source Al Masirah. Pictures from the scene in the aftermath of the bombing show two bodies hanging from the top story of the ruined hotel in the Arhab area, some 20km (13 miles) north of the capital Sanaa. Read more: Saudi-led airstrikes kill up to 41 people, including 30 civilians in Yemen

19:53

"Trump Is Slow Playing His Cards In This Game Of Deep State Poker" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Trump Is Slow Playing His Cards In This Game Of Deep State Poker"
by Lord Feverstone

"It's time for a pep talk. I know that morale amongst my fellow Deplorables is at an all-time low, right alongside President Trump's approval ratings in the rigged polls. We've witnessed a week in which the mainstream media has gone into a full-court press of hysteria over Charlottesville; Nolan Richardson would be impressed by the Deep State's Forty Minutes of Hell. We've seen the President's Council on Manufacturing fold tent amidst much hypocritical corporate virtue-signaling. We've seen Steve Bannon, the driving force behind Trump's populist uprising, resign his position in the White House.

Between these events, the constant leaks, and the revolving door in the Administration, I don't blame you one bit for feeling discouraged. If you took everything at face value, you'd think President Trump was perhaps the most incompetent man to ever hold the office. But what if I were to tell you that the Donald is, in actuality, the most capable man to lead this country since at least Eisenhower? ...

19:52

European Cities Add Barriers to Thwart Vehicle Attacks David Icke latest headlines

Even before the attacks last week in Spain, European cities were installing barriers to protect pedestrians after a series of attacks using cars, vans and trucks. A key inspiration for the current wave of attacks is the Islamic State propagandist Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, who is believed to have been killed last year in Syria. Smash his head with a rock, he urged the groups adherents in a 2014 speech, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car. Several terrorists have done just that. Heres how countries across Europe are taking steps to increase safety. Some cities including Madrid, Mlaga, Palma and Zaragoza erected barriers after a pair of attacks, in Tunisia in 2015 and in Barcelona and the seaside resort of Cambrils last week. The cities placed the squat posts known as bollards, planters and cement barriers along busy pedestrian streets and squares to restrict access and improve security. Read more: European Cities Add Barriers to Thwart Vehicle Attacks

19:50

Spanish tip-off sparks Dutch terror alert: Rotterdam police cancel rock gig and arrest one man as van filled with Gas Canisters is found near concert venue David Icke latest headlines

A rock gig in Rotterdam has been canceled after a tip-off from Spanish police about a potential terror attack. Armed officers swooped on the Maassilo concert venue around 7pm and found a van with Spanish licence plates filled with gas canisters outside. The driver of the vehicle has been arrested, though Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutalebsaid it isnt yet clear whether the threat and the van were connected. It comes just under a week after terrorists in Spain killed 15 in two vehicle attacks after an attempt to create bombs using gas canisters failed. A judicial source in Spain said the alert given to Dutch authorities is not directly connected to the Spain attacks. The source said the tip resulted from an investigation that has been under way for some time and had no direct relation to the two vehicle attacks in Catalonia. The venue was cordoned off as a bomb squad was brought in to search the van. Read more: Spanish tip-off sparks Dutch terror alert: Rotterdam police cancel rock gig and arrest one man as van filled with Gas Canisters is found near concert venue

19:49

The Pirate Bay founders ordered to pay damages of $477,000 to music labels "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Founders of The Pirate Bay asked to pay $477,000 to music companies

A court in Finland has held two founder members of the most popular torrent site, The Pirate Bay, liable for ongoing copyright breaches on the site, reports TorrentFreak.

For those unaware, The Pirate Bay is a pirated website that distributes copyrighted material such as movies, music and games. Originally founded in Sweden, The Pirate Bay is still one of the worlds most popular pirated sites in the world.

The decision is the result of a case that was filed by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) in November 2011 against The Pirate Bay with support from Finnish anti-piracy group Copyright Information and Anti-Piracy Center (CIAPC) at the Helsinki court. IFPI, which represents several of the worlds major record companies, demanded that the sites operators stop aiding illegal distribution of music and pay compensation to IFPI and CIAPC-affiliated rightsholders for the damages caused through their website.

The Helsinki District Court has ordered Fredrik Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm to stop and end the illegal operations of The Pirate Bay and jointly pay compensation to IFPI record labels to the tune of 405,000 euros ($477,000). Since the court could not be in contact with the duo, Neij (aka TiAMO) or Svartholm (aka Anakata) in connection with the case, the case was heard in their absence and they were sentenced by default.

Last year, Peter Sunde, another co-founder of The Pirate Bay, was sentenced by the Helsinki District Court in a similar case to pay a compensation of 350,000 euros ($412,000) in damages and 55,000 euros ($65,000) in costs. The case was brought to the court by Sony Music Entertainment Finland, Universal Music, Warner Music and EMI Finland that sued Sunde for illegally sharing the music of 60 of their artists through The Pirate Bay.

Sunde later said that he did not hear about the case and read it only in the media that he had lost. He later announced plans to sue the labels for defamation because he has not been active for The Pirate Bay for years.

Im a public person in Finland and theyre calling me a criminal when they KNOW Im not involved in what theyre suing me for, Sunde told TorrentFreak at the time. Its defamation.

The trio, Neij, Svartholm, and Sunde are currently entitled to pay rightholders large sums of money dating back at least eight years following the ruling of The Pirate Bay and the activities that have taken place on the site. However, no damages have been paid so far.

Source: TorrentFreak

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19:48

US nuclear arms should be removed from Germany chancellor candidate David Icke latest headlines

German Social Democrat candidate for chancellor Martin Schulz says he will push for US nuclear weapons to be removed from Germany, calling for an end to the armament spiral pushed by US President Donald Trump. As German Chancellor I will champion for the withdrawal of the nuclear weapons stationed in Germany, the leader of the Social Democrats (SPD) said in Trier, addressing a campaign rally on Tuesday. About 20 US nuclear warheads are currently stationed at a military base in Buechel, Germany, DPA news agency reported, citing unofficial estimates. The SPD leader also made it clear that, unlike Angela Merkel, he is strongly opposed to President Trumps demands for NATO members to increase their defense spending. Trump wants nuclear armament. We reject it, Schulz said, adding that his position also applies to the North Korea crisis. Read more: US nuclear arms should be removed from Germany chancellor candidate

19:47

Since 2001, US has renormalized the bombing of civilian areas "IndyWatch Feed War"

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19:45

John Embry Mnuchin Was Just Being CleverAll The Gold Is Not Safe In Fort Knox "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

John Embry Mnuchin Was Just Being CleverAll The Gold Is Not Safe In Fort Knox from King World News On the heels of some rather cryptic communications from US Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, after his visit to Fort Knox, today John...

The post John Embry Mnuchin Was Just Being CleverAll The Gold Is Not Safe In Fort Knox appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:45

London Islamophobic attack survivors still in hospital "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from London, England says about itself:

Imam praised for protecting attacker

19 June 2017

Imam Mohamed Mahmoud has been praised for protecting the Finsbury Park attacker from harm, saying We extinguished flames of anger or mob rule that would have taken charge.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Finsbury Park Mosque: Victims of van attack still in hospital

Thursday 24th August 2017

TWO victims of the Finsbury Park mosque terror attack remain in hospital two months after a van drove into worshippers leaving Ramadan night prayers.

One has lost vision in one eye while another victim has suffered serious head injuries, according to the chairman of the Finsbury Park Mosque Mohammed Kozbar.

Makram Ali died at the scene from multiple injuries and seven others were hospitalised.

The driver of the van, Darren Osborne, was charged with murder and attempted murder in June and will appear again at the Old Bailey in November.

Mr Kozbar said the Muslim community is still recovering from the attack which happened in the early hours of June 19, outside the Muslim Welfare House on Seven Sisters Road.

He said: Everybody in Islington has responded very well with a show of solidarity, and some have offered help.

We managed to raise 38,000 for the victims and weve distributed all the money.


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19:44

Venezuelan Bonds Fall as U.S. Trading Sanctions Loom "IndyWatch Feed War"

Some moves under consideration by Trump administration could have unpredictable consequences

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Aug. 23, 2017 7:03 p.m. ET

Venezuelan bond prices tumbled Wednesday as traders grappled with the prospect that U.S. sanctions could restrict trading in the troubled South American nations securities.

The Trump administration is considering banning trading by U.S. banks of new debt issued by Venezuela or its state-owned entities, and possibly some existing debt, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The move is aimed at weakening a government that Washington says has moved toward dictatorship, according to a senior administration official.

The U.S. Treasury has targeted foreign financial markets before. In 2014, it barred U.S. financial institutions from participating in new bond sales by Russia meant to raise money for the government, a move that had the effect of reducing the availability of dollar funding for the country.

But some moves under consideration are seen as extremely rare and could have unpredictable consequences. Investors couldnt recall a time when the Treasury prevented financial firms from trading debt among themselves in the so-called secondary market, a move the Journal reported the administration is considering.

That move would aim to hurt the government of President Nicols Maduro and his associates who hold these bonds, but could also harm U.S. and other private investors who own Venezuelan debt, analysts said a factor officials have considered in the past when deciding which sanctions to implement.

This would be a new step for Treasury and there would undoubtedly be collateral damage for U.S. institutional investors, said Tim Ash, senior sovereign bond analyst at BlueBay Asset Management, a U.K. investment firm....

19:44

EU chief attacks nationalists as 'unpatriotic' and compares them to alcoholics David Icke latest headlines

A top EU official has launched a passionate attack on nationalists and nationalism arguing that the ideology makes societies weak and is unpatriotic. Frans Timmermans, the first vice president of the European Commission, compared nationalism to alcoholism arguing that it created a short period of exaltation followed by a long period of headaches. Jean-Claude Junkers deputy argued that protectionism, the Siamese twin of nationalism, could destroy the internal market and disrupt international trade though a Commission spokesperson later denied that he was making a veiled reference to Brexit. He was speaking in a video recorded to commemorate Black Ribbon Day, which is observed across Europe on 23 August each year to commemorate the victims of totalitarianism. Read more: EU chief attacks nationalists as unpatriotic and compares them to alcoholics

19:42

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

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

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

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

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

Aerial photograph showing the devastation that logging has brought to Ayoreo land.
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19:42

New video refutes God gave the land to israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

New video refutes God gave the land to Israel   More Americans believe than do not believe Israel was given to the Jewish people by God. But does the Bible support this belief? The claim that God promised the land to the Jews has been a major factor in the establishment of todays state of Israel, []

19:41

Debt Rattle August 24 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Egon Schiele Meadow, Church and Houses 1912   Wall Street Banks Warn Downturn Is Coming (BBG) Big US Banks Could See Profit Jump 20% With Deregulation (BBG) ECB Chief Draghi: QE Has Made Economies More Resilient (BBC) Yellens Coming Speech Could Mark The End Of An Era (BI) Heres Why

The post Debt Rattle August 24 2017 appeared first on The Automatic Earth.

19:40

US and Canadian diplomats suffering from brain damage after suspected 'sonic device' incident in Cuba David Icke latest headlines

A doctor who evaluated American and Canadian diplomats working in Cuba diagnosed them with conditions as serious as mild traumatic brain injury and damage to the central nervous system, CBS News said on Wednesday, citing medical records it reviewed. The diplomats had complained of symptoms including hearing loss, nausea, headaches and balance disorders after what were described as incidents that began affecting them in Havana beginning in late 2016. Officials are investigating whether the diplomats were targets of some form of sonic attack directed at their homes. Incidents had continued to occur on the island and some US diplomats had cut short their assignments. The state department did not immediately respond to requests for a comment on the CBS News report. Read more: US and Canadian diplomats suffering from brain damage after suspected sonic device incident in Cuba

19:40

Trump gives the Pentagon guidance on transgender service people Car plows through trans lives matter protest after an incident in St. Louis "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trump gives the Pentagon six months to kick THOUSANDS of transgender service people out of the military if they are deemed non-deployable

  • In July Trump announced on Twitter a ban on transgender service members
  • Only now has a memo been sent explaining how that ban is to be implemented
  • It says Defense Sec. Jim Mattis must expel non-deployable service members
  • And being transgender makes them non-deployable, the guidelines say
  • Opponents say nothing in ongoing transgender treatment affects deployment
  • And surgery could happen on base, just like a gall bladder operation, they said
  • The ban is opposed by nearly 60 per cent of Americans, a poll revealed in July
  • Estimates put the cost of transgender service members at $2.4m-$8.4m per year
  • The military spends $84m on Viagra per year and $6.27billion in total

A month after he announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military via Twitter, Donald Trump has issued a memo on how the decision is to be implemented.

The two-and-a-half-page note says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis must consider a service members deployability when deciding whether to eject them from the military.

That means that if they are unable to serve in a war zone, take part in training or serve on a ship for months, they must go, the Wall Street Journal reported.

It has not been spelled out exactly how the criter...

19:35

US Airstrikes Kill at Least 100 Syrian Civilians in 48 Hours, Including At Least 19 Children "IndyWatch Feed War"

US Airstrikes Kill at Least 100 Syrian Civilians in Raqqa in 48 Hours 170 civilians killed in past week, many children. (ANTIWAR.COM)  Escalating US airstrikes are taking a growing toll on the population of the Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of ISIS which is presently being invaded by US-backed forces. Reports out of []

19:35

Virgin release CCTV proving Jeremy Corbyn told the truth about Traingate David Icke latest headlines

Newly released footage appears to prove Jeremy Corbyn did not lie about having to join seatless commuters on the floor during a three-hour train journey last year in a scandal known as Traingate. The Labour leader was filmed by freelancer Yannis Mendez from the floor of a train, where he chose to sit instead of upgrading to first class, on his way to Newcastle from London last August. Corbyn discussed the state of Britains privatized rail system, adding that the train was ram-packed and that the reality is there are not enough trains. After CCTV footage was released by Virgin boss Richard Branson, appearing to show Corbyn and his team walking past empty seats on the train, he was accused of staging the scene to make a political point. Read more: Virgin release CCTV proving Jeremy Corbyn told the truth about Traingate

19:33

Tough new GCSE exams risk pupils' mental health, warn school leaders David Icke latest headlines

Tough new GCSE exams brought in for the first time this year are taking a toll on pupils mental health, experts have warned. Young people taking a typical set of new reformed GCSEs will sit about eight hours more of exams than under the old system, analysis by the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has found. As thousands of teenagers wait to receive their exam results on Thursday, pupils in England are the first to receive grades under the new assessment structure scheduled to roll out across all subjects by 2020. So far only maths, English language and English literature are affected by the reforms, which include a move towards more end-of-year exams rather than regular coursework assessments. The changes come as part of a government drive to counter grade inflation and bring UK pupils up to a world-class standard, but school leaders say they are already seeing increased levels of stress and anxiety in pupils. Read more: Tough new GCSE exams risk pupils mental health, warn school leaders

19:31

British Freedom of Speech? "IndyWatch Feed War"

UK to jail pro-Palestinian protesters

19:31

Watch your tongue, Presidency tells opinion leaders "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Presidency has advised Nigerian opinion leaders to exercise restraint in their choice of words to avoid heating up the polity and causing acrimony across the country. Defending President Muhammadu Buharis speech on Monday on his return from a medical vacation, the presidency said it is a matter of great satisfaction that a majority of []

The post Watch your tongue, Presidency tells opinion leaders appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

19:31

'Don't take the Bible literally' says scholar who brought to light earliest Latin analysis of the Gospels David Icke latest headlines

The earliest Latin interpretation of the Gospels has been brought to light by a British academic and it suggests that readers should not take the Bible literally. Lost for 1,500 years, the fourth-century commentary by African-born Italian bishop Fortunatianus of Aquileia interprets the Gospels as a series of allegories instead of a literal history. Dr Hugh Houghton, of the University of Birmingham, who translated the work, said it was an approach which modern Christians could learn from. The find adds weight to the idea that many early biblical scholars did not see the Bible as a history, but instead a series of coded messages which represented key elements of Christianity, he said. Theres been an assumption that its a literal record of truth a lot of the early scholars got very worried about inconsistencies between Matthew and Luke, for example. But for people teaching the Bible in the fourth century, its not the literal meaning which is important, its how its read allegorically. Read more: Dont take the Bible literally says scholar who brought to light earliest Latin analysis of the Gospels

19:30

Sizing Up Systemic Risk "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Sizing Up Systemic Risk Joseph G. Haubrich, Charlotte DeKoning Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland       Regulators now use a framework for identifying systemically important banking institutions that is based on five broad measures of bank structure. Though size is only one of these equally weighted measures, it seems to be the focus of most

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19:29

Commission calls on Myanmar to end Rohingya restrictions, crimes against humanity "IndyWatch Feed War"

AFP/File | Muslim children playing in a refugee camp in Rakhine

YANGON (AFP)  Myanmar must scrap restrictions on movement and citizenship for its Rohingya minority if it wants to avoid fuelling extremism and bring peace to Rakhine state, a commission led by former UN chief Kofi Annan said Thursday.Rights groups hailed the report as a milestone for the persecuted Rohingya community because the government of Aung San Suu Kyi has previously vowed to abide by its findings.

The western state, one of the countrys poorest, has long been a sectarian tinderbox and mainly Buddhist Myanmar has faced growing international condemnation for its treatment of the Muslim Rohingya there.

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 Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi, left, in Myanmar, May 2016. Credit Hein Htet European Pressphoto Agency

Annan was appointed by Suu Kyi to head a year-long commission tasked with healing long-simmering divisions between the Rohingya and local Buddhists.

On Thursday it released a landmark report, warning that failure to implement its recommendations could lead to more extremism and violence.

Unless current challenges are addressed promptly, further radicalisation within both communities is a real risk, the report said, describing the Rohingya as the single biggest stateless community in the world.

If the legitimate grievances of local populations are ignored, they will become more vulnerable to recruitment by extremists.

Among the key recommendations was ending all restrictions on movement imposed on the Rohingya and other communities in Rakhine, and shutting down refugee camps which hold more than hold more than 120,000 people in often miserable conditions.

It also called on Myanmar to review a controversial 1982 law that effectively bars some one million Rohingya from becoming citizens, to invest heavily in the region and to allow the media unfettered access there.

The commissions task became increasingly urgent after the army launched a bloody crackdown in the north of Rakhine following deadly October attacks on police border posts by a previously unknown Rohingya militant group.

More than 87,000 Rohingya have since fled to Bangladesh br...

19:29

A Weapons Expo in New Zealand?! What can I do? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Some places to start in supporting our campaign against the Arms Trade

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19:29

How to Run a Cheap Foreign Labor Economic Model "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

An illustration of how the debate on globalization too often, mistakenly, fixates on labor costs as a driver of "competitiveness".

19:29

The Guardian Advocates Censorship Internet "IndyWatch Feed War"

Shame: London Guardian editorial advocates for Internet censorship

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19:29

DAPL protesters sued for being eco-terrorists by company behind pipeline David Icke latest headlines

Energy Transfer Partners, the corporation behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, has sued Greenpeace and other environmental groups for eco-terrorism over their protests against the controversial pipeline. According to the Dakota Access Pipeline company, environmental groups launched an eco-terrorism campaign against the pipeline, and engaged in acts of terrorism, including soliciting donations and interfering with construction, damaging its critical business and financial relationships, Reuters reports. In a 231-page lawsuit filed Tuesday, the group claims the protests and negative publicity for the pipeline cost the company millions of dollars. It is seeking treble damages which could come to $1 billion, the Grand Fork Herald reports, along with further punitive damages. The lawsuit also seeks a court order to prevent the groups from conducting more protests. The firm representing the Texas-based ETP is Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman, whose founding partner, Marc Kasowitz, is President Donald Trumps personal lawyer. Trump was an ETP shareholder before selling his stake in December 2016. Read more: DAPL protesters sued for being eco-terrorists by company behind pipeline

19:28

UN Rights Experts Criticise US Failure to Unequivocally Reject Racist Violent Events "IndyWatch Feed War"

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23 August 2017 The United Nations body monitoring implementation of the global convention on prohibiting racial discrimination has called on high-level politicians and public officials of the United States to unequivocally and unconditionally reject and condemn racist hate speech and crimes in Charlottesville and throughout the country.

Wide view of the Human Rights Council. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferr

We are alarmed by the racist demonstrations, with overtly racist slogans, chants and salutes by white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and the Ku Klux Klan, promoting white supremacy and inciting racial discrimination and hatred, said Anastasia Crickley, Chairperson of UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), in a news release.

In a decision issued under its early warning and urgent action procedure, the Committee, which monitors implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, stated there should be no place in the world for racist white supremacist ideas or any similar ideologies that reject the core human rights principles of human dignity and equality.

The United States ratified the Convention in 1994.

In addition to the criminal investigation of the individual who ploughed his car into a crowd of peaceful protestors killing a woman, the U...

19:27

Two ex-BBC executives who worked on Doctor Who were given a 4 million loan in taxpayers' cash to set up a new TV company before paying themselves 1.3m despite making a loss David Icke latest headlines

Two former BBC executives, who worked on worked on Doctor Who, were given a 4million loan in taxpayers cash to set up a new TV company before paying themselves 1.3m despite making a loss. Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner started their own company called Bad Wolf with the public cash from the Labour-run Welsh Government. Tranter, 54, and Gardner, 48, were given a loan of 4m from the Welsh Government to set up a studio in Cardiff for high-end TV and film for the global television market. But after Bad Wolfs first year, the firms accounts revealed Tranter was paid 855,417 and Gardner received 519,301. Over the same period, between July 2015 to December 2016, the organisation reported a loss before tax of 2.8m. Read more: Two ex-BBC executives who worked on Doctor Who were given a 4 million loan in taxpayers cash to set up a new TV company before paying themselves 1.3m despite making a loss

19:27

US targets civilians in Syria (VIDEO) and uses chemical weapons "IndyWatch Feed War"

US targets civilians in Syria (VIDEO) RT has interviewed Syrians who told of the full brutality of the illegal US military operations in the country. RT has interviewed families who have escaped the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in Syria where civilians stated that the US and its allies directly and seemingly deliberately targeted known civilian []

19:26

RBI to Introduce Rs 200 Currency Notes From Tomorrow "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The new denomination has a motif of Sanchi Stupa on the reverse, with bright yellow being the base colour of the note, RBI said in a statement.

The design for the new Rs 200 note was released by the Reserve Bank of India today. Credit: rbi.org.in

New Delhi: The new Rs 200 currency note will be introduced in the market tomorrow, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said today.

The new denomination has a motif of Sanchi Stupa on the reverse, with bright yellow being the base colour of the note, RBI said in a statement.

The Reserve Bank of India will issue on August 25, 2017, Rs 200 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (new) series, bearing the signature of Urjit R. Patel, governor of the RBI from select RBI offices, and some banks, it said.

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19:25

Right to Privacy a Fundamental Right, Says Supreme Court in Unanimous Verdict "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The judgment overrules the 1961 Kharak Singh verdict.

The Supreme Court is expected to pronounce its verdict on the right to privacy case tomorrow. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court has ruled that Indians enjoy a fundamental right to privacy, that it is intrinsic to life and liberty and thus comes under Article 21 of the Indian constitution.

On Thursday, the bench, led by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar, pronounced a unanimous judgement even if the judges   had slightly different arguments as to how privacy is intrinsic to right to life and liberty.

The bench comprised Chief Justice Khehar and Justices J. Chelameswar, S.A. Bobde, R.K. Agrawal, Rohinton Nariman, A.M. Sapre, D.Y. Chandrachud, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and S. Abdul Nazeer.

In its 547-page judgment that declares privacy to be a fundamental right, the Supreme Court has overruled verdicts given in the M.P. Sharma case in 1958 and the Kharak Singh case in 1961, both of which said that the right to privacy is not protected under the Indian constitution.

The judgment includes within it six separate judgments from different judges, though the conclusion is unanimous. The Wire has broken the main judgment into its constituent parts to make it easier to see what the different judges said. (see below)

The judgment also included a two-page final order, which states that MP Sharma and Kharak Singh are overruled, and the right to privacy is fundamental.

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19:24

As Rape Case Verdict Looms, Will BJP Come to the Rescue of Messenger of God? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The BJP came to power in Haryana with some help from the Dera Sacha Sauda. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and his followers clearly feel it is payback time.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh (left), devotees gathered in his support in Punjab and Haryana. Credit: PTI

Chandigarh: Back in 2002, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh head of the now formidable Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS), whose followers have brought Punjab and Haryana to a standstill ahead of the August 25 judgement by a CBI court into rape charges was a small time spiritual guru, with an appreciable following who presided over a spiritual outfit in Sirsa in Haryana. He has since become Indias Rockstar Baba, having starred in at least two films produced by himself, has several music albums to his credit and is a big attraction for politicians of all hues during elections because of the sheer size of his following.

Soon after he was booked by the CBI in 2002 and 2003, on two counts of murder and alleged molestation of sadhvis in his dera, Singh employed a twin-pronged strategy to deal with the predicament he found himself in. He launched massive public welfare programmes to counter the image of a lecherous godman preying on hapless female devotees and simultaneously began an unabashed political leveraging of his immense following among the Dalit and downtrodden masses in Punjab, Haryana and other places. Some estimates say he has a following close to 50 million.

The DSS stepped up its public welfare activities by holding mammoth blood donation camps. One such camp was on December...

19:23

Rogue Police Force Operated Illegally At Norfolk Naval Shipyard For 12 Years David Icke latest headlines

For at least 12 years an off-the-books private police force operated at Norfolk, Virginia, Naval Shipyard according to findings by the Naval Sea Systems Commands inspector general, spending an estimated $21 million in taxpayers funds, Federal News Radio reported. The allegations stem from the year 2001 up until 2013, with more serious concerns among the investigators in 2009 when the base hired a new deputy security director. Thats the time where you start to see abuse of authority and preferential treatment, Lintner said. Thats when the big hiring glut started, but he wasnt hiring security specialists. They were hiring friends from church, family friends, family members. None of the folks had a security specialist background, but there were a lot of folks with backgrounds as auxiliary police and auxiliary sheriffs, because he was trying to build up a police department. But unfortunately, theres a big difference between what security specialists do and what police do. Read more: Rogue Police Force Operated Illegally At Norfolk Naval Shipyard For 12 Years

19:22

Gold "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong, looking at the analysis of Socrates on gold we see that the Momentum is bullish, trend is bullish, cycle trend is bullish, but Long term is bearish, how does that square with your call that Gold is going up to $5,000.00 when the long term is bearish.

Thank you.

ANSWER: Looking very long-term is different from the relevant time frame. Gold has not broken out and I have given the number where that becomes a possibility. We are not yet there. Events on the horizon are the critical issue. The world is not ready yet and the stock market also reflects this pending threshold. Socrates comment is thus concerned with the immediate outlook and until gold gets through key points, there is no breakout. The extreme target is not due on this cycle but the next.

19:21

Dwarf dolphin fossil discovery "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

23 August 2017

Researchers have uncovered a fossil of an extinct dolphin species along the South Carolina coast. The toothless dolphin, which lived 28-30 million years ago, used suction-feeding and preyed on fish and squid.

From the New York Institute of Technology in the USA:

Dolphin that existed along South Carolina coast long ago

August 23, 2017

Continuing to uncover fossil evidence along the coast of South Carolina, researchers, led by a faculty member at College of Charleston, have discovered a species of extinct dolphin. The toothless dolphin, which lived about 28-30 million years ago, provides new evidence of the evolution of feeding behavior in whales (which includes dolphins).

The species, named Inermorostrum xenops, lived during the same period as Coronodon havensteini, a species of ancient whale announced recently by investigators at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine and College of Charleston in Current Biology.

The skull of Inermorostrum was discovered by a diver in the Wando River in Charleston, just miles from the location where Coronodons remains were found, and presents the first clear evidence of suction feeding in echolocating sea mammals. The researchers estimate that the dolphin grew to be only four feet long, smaller than its closest relatives, and significantly smaller than todays bottlenose dolphins, which measure seven to twelve feet in length.

The study has been released...

19:20

Appalling non-apology from Hosking, TVNZ "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

On Seven Sharp last night Mike Hosking upset the Mori Party with a comment on voting. He said to co-presenter Toni Street: You cant vote for the Mori Party because youre not enrolled on the Maori electorate. That appears to be incorrect, or at least misleading, because you can party vote for any party, including the Mori Party. []

19:20

Chinas Misguided Exchange-Rate Machinations "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

In August 2015, the Peoples Bank of China established that central parity of the renminbi's exchange rate against the US dollar would be set with reference to the previous trading days closing price. But that much-needed step toward a more flexible, market-driven exchange rate was quickly and wrongly abandoned.

19:19

I have never expected to agree with Dershowitz "IndyWatch Feed War"

August 22, 2017  /  Gilad Atzmon By Gilad Atzmon In this video, Alan Dershowitz, the ethnic cleansing enthusiast, speaks against  Antifa and AltLefts hooliganism. His argument is, indeed valid! It is worth watching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b40Wlv8YvsQ   However,  let us not forget that Dershowitz is far from being a supporter of freedom of speech or the 1st amendment. Dershowitz []

19:18

Cant hack it: US court orders hackers to leave Microsoft computers & trademarks alone David Icke latest headlines

An alleged Russian hacking group has been permanently banned from hacking Microsoft computers or using their trademarks, after Microsoft won a major US court victory. Now the tech giant is legally entitled to command and control the hackers domains. On Tuesday, US District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee ruled in favor of Microsoft in a lawsuit against the hacking group known as Fancy Bears, also referred to as APT28 and Strontium. In the ruling, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia permanently enjoined Fancy Bears from sending malicious software or code to infect Microsoft or Microsofts customers without authorization. The court also enjoined the hackers from intentionally attacking Microsoft computers or its customers computers, stealing information from Microsoft or its customers, and configuring, deploying, operating or otherwise participating in or facilitating a command and control infrastructure. Read more: Cant hack it: US court orders hackers to leave Microsoft computers & trademarks alone

19:17

Qatar Restores Full Diplomatic Ties With Iran in Stark Message to Saudi Arabia, Gulf States Is the Boycott a Complete Failure? "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Qatar returns its envoy to Iran for first time since 2016; Qatar maintained oil ties with Iran throughout three-month diplomatic crisis with Gulf states over the formers support of groups such as Hamas

The Associated Press Aug 24, 2017 8:33 AM

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Qatar has restored full diplomatic relations with Iran, ignoring the demands of Arab nations now trying to isolate the energy-rich country to downgrade its ties.

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Qatars Foreign Ministry announced early Thursday that the countrys ambassador would return to Tehran. Qatar pulled its ambassador in early 2016 after Saudi Arabias execution of a prominent Shiite cleric sparked attacks on two Saudi diplomatic posts in Iran.

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In announcing its decision, Qatar did not mention the diplomatic crisis roiling Gulf Arab nations since June, when Qatar found its land, sea and air routes cut off by its neighbors over Dohas policies across the Mideast.

Qatar said in a statement that the move to reestablish ties with Iran expressed its aspiration to strengthen bilateral relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran in all fields. Iranian state media acknowledged the development, without elaborating.

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There was no immediate reaction from the Arab nations boycotting Qatar. On Wednesday, the Central African nation of Chad announced it would close its embassy in Doha, accusing Qatar of trying to destabilize it from neighboring Libya.

 

Qatar and Iran share a massive offshore natural gas field that requires communication between the two countries. Since the diplomatic dispute with Arab nations began in June, the two countries have maintained their valuable commercial ties, and Iran has sent food shipments to Qatar. Shiite power Iran also has incorporated the crisis into its regular criticism of the Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia, part of the two Mideast powers long-running proxy war.

However, the move comes just days after Saudi Arabia began promoting a Qatari royal family member whose branch of the family was ousted in a palace coup in 1972.

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Qatar has shown it is going to go in a different direction, said Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, a research fellow at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University who lives in Seattle. It could very well be calculated toward reinforcing the point that Qatar will not bow to this regional pressure placed upon it.

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19:15

WAG THE DOG Louis Cammarosano (video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

WAG THE DOG Louis Cammarosano Video SGTReport Louis Cammarosano from Smaulgld joins me to break down the divide and conquer strategies being used against the people of the United States, and against the President himself. From the contrived...

The post WAG THE DOG Louis Cammarosano (video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:15

The super rich are injecting blood from teenagers to gain immortality David Icke latest headlines

If youre a millennial, you might have felt for a while now that older generations are out to suck us dry. To their Ying of affordable housing, secure jobs and actual pensions, we seem to have the Yang of six-figure car garages for homes, gigs for jobs, and a retirement age that like a mirage on the horizon, seems to get further away the closer you get to it. Avocados on toast aside, its pretty clear that Yang is not doing well in this relationship. But the bloodsucking appears to have become a whole lot more literal. Because the super-wealthy are now pumping themselves with the blood of young people in an attempt to prevent themselves from ageing. Over 100 people have participated in a clinical trial at a San Francisco start-up offering blood transfusions for older patients. Each procedure costs $8,000 (6,200) and sees the patient injected with two and a half litres of plasma the liquid element of blood that remains after other cells have been removed taken from young people. Read more: The super rich are injecting blood from teenagers to gain immortality

19:15

Lebanon Joins Jordan and Tunisia in Fight Against Rapists Impunity "IndyWatch Feed War"

Human Wrongs Watch

ROME, Aug 23 2017 (IPS) The top United Nations human rights official hailed the repeal of laws in Lebanon, Tunisia and Jordan that used to allow rapists to avoid criminal prosecution by marrying their victims.

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Lebanon Joins Jordan and Tunisia in Fight against Rapists Impunity

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To punish a rape victim by making her marry the perpetrator of a horrible crime against her there is no place in todays world for such hideous laws, on 22 August said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Raad Al Hussein.

He welcomed the stand that lawmakers in Lebanon, Tunisia and Jordan have taken towards eliminating violence against women and ensuring that perpetrators of such violence are held to account.

According to the UN High Commissioners Office (OHCHR), on 16 August, Lebanon voted to repeal article 522 of its penal code, a law that exempted from criminal prosecution a person accused of rape who agreed to marry the victim.

To punish a rape victim by making her marry the perpetrator of a horrible crime against her there is no place in todays world for such hideous laws, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Raad Al Hussein.

Two weeks earlier, Jordanian lawmakers also voted to abolish a similar provision article 308 of its penal code.

In Tunisia, on 26 July, the Parliament adopted a law on eliminating violence against women and eliminating impunity for perpetrators, recognising that violence against women includes economic, sexual, political and psychological violence.

The Tunisian law will co...

19:15

Trump Won't Stop Until He Is Blocked "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The following is not new. Its from an essay written by Rebecca Solnit and published back on May 30th: The Loneliness of Donald Trump: On the Corrosive Privilege of the Most Mocked Man in the World. Its an erudite piece filled with some pretty keen psychological insights. Its also a revenge piece, written, I suspect, in an effort at self-therapy.  If the Trump phenomenon is an unending insult that produces psychic and physical wounds, sometimes its healthy (or, at least it seems necessary) to punch back and be mean in return.  The value of the piece doesnt lie in the satisfaction of that impulse. You should read it not for your sanity but because between all the counterpunching, there are opportunities to learn things of value.

The rich kids I met in college were flailing as though they wanted to find walls around them, leapt as though they wanted there to be gravity and to hit ground, even bottom, but parents and privilege kept throwing out safety nets and buffers, kept padding the walls and picking up the pieces, so that all their acts were meaningless, literally inconsequential. They floated like astronauts in outer space.

Equality keeps us honest. Our peers tell us who we are and how we are doing, providing that service in personal life that a free press does in a functioning society. Inequality creates liars and delusion. The powerless need to dissemblethats how slaves, servants, and women got the reputation of being liarsand the powerful grow stupid on the lies they require from their subordinates and on the lack of need to know about others who are nobody, who dont count, whove been silenced or trained to please. This is why I always pair privilege with obliviousness; obliviousness is privileges form of deprivation.

You can be a successful and powerful person and fall into this kind of trap quite easily, and it doesnt require that youre a raging narcissist. If legitimate competition or simple paranoia causes you to lead with caprice and fear, your subordinates will cease being honest with you. If youre a child of privilege who has always been shielded from the natural consequences of your excesses, mistakes, and failures, you may not realize that your floor is not sturdy. Your opinion of your capabilities and the defensibility of your position may be dangerously inflated without you needing to have any kind of clinical psychological disorder. Even a child who rose to the top strictly on hard work and merit, like Bill Clinton, can run aground when given too much power and too much deference.

Our current president, however, suffers from than more than the deprivation of sycophancy. He actually requires it.

There is a difference between succumbing to the trappings of power a...

Trump Wants to Lead a Race War "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The president committed to pardoning former Sheriff Joe Arpaio last night during his campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona. It wasnt the only news he made, but it was the thing that stuck out most for me. Theres a substantive case to make about why Arpaio doesnt deserve a pardon. The ACLU points out that in addition to defying a court order to stop racially profiling Latinos and placing himself in contempt of court, Arpaio has a record of abusing his public office, coddling sexual predators, and creating inhumane conditions for his prisoners and doing harm to their health. In truth, even the briefest glance as his Wikipedia page should convince you that the man is a scoundrel and a charlatan in addition to being one of the most brutal racists to hold public office in the last four decades.

On July 31, 2017, Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt of court by District Judge Susan Bolton. Bolton explained that Arpaio had failed to ensure his subordinates compliance with court directives by directing them to continue to detain persons for whom no criminal charges could be filed. Therefore, the Judge found, Arpaio had willfully violated an order of the court.  She set his sentencing hearing for October.

The president claimed last night that Arpaio is guilty of nothing more serious than doing his job.

Trump and Arpaio are connected for one thing by the fact they are the most and second-most famous Birthers in the country.  It seems to have created a bond between them.

[Arpaio] said in an interview on Tuesday night that he did not know Mr. Trump was going to mention his name at the rally and reiterated that he had not talked to the president since last fall. But Mr. Arpaio said he wasnt really surprised to hear he would likely be pardoned.

I just know him, Mr. Arpaio said of the president. And even though everybody said hes not going to talk about it deep in my heart, I knew he was goin...

What is Less Credible Than Trump? Everything "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I think Steve Kornacki is on the right track. Hes looking at the polling numbers for Trump and acknowledging that they look bad, but hes noting that theyll also looked bad as election day drew near last year. In fact, the numbers then and now dont really look much different. We all still want to know how Trump managed to win when most people thought he was unfit for the office. But we also need to ask whether hes as strong today as he was last November when he was elected the president of the United States of America.

Kornacki speculates that one explanation for Trumps success and the surprise associated with it is that Hillary Clinton was almost equally unpopular. Kornacki also wonders whether the media is so hated that their relentless moral condemnations of Trump only served to make him more popular. And, likewise, maybe the near unanimity with which our celebrity culture condemned Trump and the contemptuous way they talked about him and his supporters made him look good by comparison. Kornacki doesnt mention it, but its also true that Congress it almost unimaginably unpopular, which makes anyone who picks a fight with them the likely winner.

I suspect all of this played a part and can help us understand our political culture a little better. People are simply underestimating how much the American people dislike our politicians, our media, and the Democrats message and messengers, which makes us wrongly conclude that these groups have more credibility and appeal than they do.

We look at Trump and see all his flaws clearly, but we tend to blame the people instead of ourselves when were confronted with our own unpopularity. The result is that were constantly startled to realize that when Trump does something awful it doesnt accrue to anyone elses benefit. In our country, right now, it could be that an approval rating in the mid-30s is miraculously high rather than perilously low.

Relatedly, since no one is really any more popular than Trump, no one has the kind of credibility needed to make perceptions about Trump change for the worse and stick. Paul Ryan isnt going to win a pissing match with the president, but neither apparently are the reporters at the Washington Post or the National Review. Susan Sarandon isnt changing any minds, and neither is George Clooney. No matter how much people worry about the president, that doesnt make them want to rush into the warm embrace of Chuck Schumer or Nancy Pelosi.

If this theory is correct, Donald Trump remains unpopular but more popular than pretty much anyone or anything else.

Personally, I like this theory and think it has a lot of explanatory potential. But, if it is right, it means that our institutions have fal......

Will Trumps Purge Work Out Better Than FDRs? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Considering how far left the political pendulum had swung during the elections of 1932, 1934 and 1936, the midterm elections of 1938 were probably never going to bring good news for the Democratic Party. Some degree of backlash was inevitable and with the GOP down to 88 members of the House and 18 senators, its hard to see how the Democrats could have possibly picked up more net seats in the midterms. It certainly didnt help that there was rather extreme labor strife (involving both strikes and violence) during the summer of 38, which was blamed by many on Roosevelts 1935 National Labor Relations Act. It also was problematic that the Depression economy dipped into recession that year and the unemployment rate went back up to twenty percent. However, Roosevelt had a more immediate and direct role in undermining his partys chances. In March 1937, frustrated with rulings from a still conservative Supreme Court, he attempted to expand its membership so he could make additional appointments and win cases he had been losing. His effort failed, largely because of congressional opposition from his own party, but also because the plan was unpopular with the public. The failure hurt Roosevelts image, but his response had more far-reaching consequences.

In the summer of 1938, FDR intervened in certain Democratic primary elections, seeking to help engineer victory for liberal Democrats challenging conservative incumbents. His targets included senators Walter George of Georgia, Cotton Ed Smith of South Carolina, Millard Tydings of Maryland, Guy Gillette of Iowa, and U.S. representative John OConnor of New York. These politicians had angered Roosevelt by opposing the addition of new justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, by refusing to go along with executive-branch reorganization, or because they said no to both. In each case, except for that of OConnor, FDRs opponent won. For President Roosevelt, the failure of the purge was a major setback. His attempt to establish a truly liberal Democratic Party, which would rescue the New Deal and propel it to greater heights, proved an embarrassment and a personal humiliation.

Several factors led to such a disappointing result. The White House elimination committee, composed of such stalwarts as Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes and Works Progress Administration head Harry Hopkins, performed its job poorly. The committee never devised a coherent program for defeating Democratic enemies of the New Deal. Roosevelt himself was animated by personal dislike of Senator Tydings and perhaps some others, temporarily losing...

19:10

The electioneering has started. "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Choose BVG. No matter the outcome for your party, we have more seats. BVG (BVG is Berlin Public Transport)

More seats? Try the U2 in the morning! There are mainly overhang mandates. Julia Hesse

19:09

Brexit will be a severe loss for Britain, Angela Merkels Chief of Staff says "IndyWatch Feed War"

Peter Altmaier has been described as the most powerful man in Berlin

By Ben Chu Lindau

The Independent  merkel.gifIt will be a win-win situation for the lawyers of course, but certainly not for the family concerned Reuters

Angela Merkels powerful chief of staff, Peter Altmaier, has warned that Brexit will be a severe loss for Britain and stressed that the best the UK can hope for from the negotiations with the European Union is to limit the negative impact of departure.

Speaking to the Lindau Nobel Laureates meeting in Germany, Mr Altmaier, emphasised his personal affection for the UK and even said he would have chosen Britain to claim asylum if he had to.

But he also pointed to the apparent chaos on the British side since the general election failed to deliver a majority for the Conservatives.

When we see the preparations for the Brexit talks in Brussels and we see how difficult it is for our friends in the UK to establish their national interest and their national negotiation papers then we can see this will mean a severe loss, not only for the UK but also for the EU, he said.

19:09

HEZBOLLAH AND SYRIAN ARMY CAPTURE 70% OF MIRA CROSSING AREA AT SYRIAN-LEBANESE BORDER "IndyWatch Feed War"

South Front 23.08.2017 Click to see the full-size map On Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah captured 70% of the Mira crossing area including the main crossing on the Syrian-Lebanese border, and reached the Sin Fikhah crossing, according to Lebanese sources. Hezbollah and the SAA also captured the Qarnaht Shaabat al-Bahsah area and []

19:08

Scientists claim people will 'love refugees' once they are dosed with oxytocin, the hormone produced by babies to make their mothers love them David Icke latest headlines

The presence of refugees has been causing a lot of controversy among the locals in many areas, particularly in Europe, and now German scientists have found a simple way to take care of those who are less accepting of their plight: Research has found that people can simply be drugged into compliance with the help of some hormones. According to a study carried out by the University of Bonn in Germany, giving people oxytocin and exposing them to some positive social pressure can make them be kinder toward refugees, even if they are afraid of them. Oxytocin is a hormone that is naturally released in the blood and brains of mammals during sexual and social behavior. It is sometimes called the cuddle hormone, and it is produced by women in labor to help them to bond with their new babies. Research shows it can help breed generosity and trust in other people, so the scientists set out to see if it could be an effective way for people to be more accepting of migrants. Read more: Scientists claim people will love refugees once they are dosed with oxytocin, the hormone produced by babies to make their mothers love them

19:07

Syria War Diary: What Life Is Like Under The USAs Moderate Rebel (Terrorist) Rule "IndyWatch Feed War"

Syria War Diary: What Life Is Like Under Moderate Rebel Rule Since the liberation of Aleppo, and the restoring of peace to Madaya and al-Waer, most Western media have gone silent on the areas, even though it is now possible to visit all of them and hear from civilians who lived under the rule of []

19:07

EU Launches In-Depth Investigation Into Bayer-Monsanto $66 Billion Merger "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch
Waking Times

The European Commission, the European Unions executive arm, announced Tuesday it has opened an in-depth investigation into Bayers proposed $66 billion takeover of Monsanto over concerns that the merger may reduce competition in areas such as pesticides, seeds and traits.

The controversial merger, if successful, will form the worlds largest integrated seed and pesticide company.

It would combine two competitors with leading portfolios in non-selective herbicides, seeds and traits, and digital agriculture, the commission stated. Both companies are active in developing new products in these areas.

The commission warned that the acquisition could reduce competition in a number of different markets resulting in higher prices, lower quality, less choice and less innovation.

The commissions initial market investigation identified three preliminary concerns, as follows:

  • Pesticides
    Monsantos pesticide product glyphosate is the most sold non-selective herbicide in Europe. Bayer produces glufosinate ammonium, also a non-selective herbicide and one of the very few alternatives to glyphosate. According to the commissions preliminary investigation, Monsanto and Bayer are two of a limited number of competitors in this field capable of discovering new active ingredients and developing new formulations, including addressing the growing problem of weed resistance to existing products.In addition, the commission will further assess both Monsantos activities in biological pesticide products that would compete with Bayers existing portfolio of chemical pesticide products, and the parties overlapping activities in products that tackle varroa mites, a parasite affecting bee colonies in Eu...

19:00

Parents Outraged: Kindergarten Transgender Ceremony Transitions 5-yr-old boy to a girl n Classroom among stunned children "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lianne Laurence

Featured ImageRocklin Schools District Superintendent Robin Stout

Transition ceremony: 5-year-old boy becomes a girl

Rocklin Academy Gateways kindergarten teacher gave the lesson on transgenderism because a boy in the class is transitioning to a girl, Keller told LifeSiteNews. Read More

19:00

Anthony Joshuas backing Mayweather to beat McGregor "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Floyd Mayweather will beat Conor McGregor this weekend, predicts heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua. This weekends fight in Las Vegas is arguably the most anticipated bout of the century and certainly the most since Mayweather fought Manny Pacquiao in 2015. The meeting between the undefeated boxing legend and the star of the UFC []

The post Anthony Joshuas backing Mayweather to beat McGregor appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

18:59

The US military project for the world, or as Trump would put it Nation Building "IndyWatch Feed War"

The US military project for the world BY THIERRY MEYSSAN  None of the wars which were started have yet come to an end. For 16 years, on a daily basis, the living conditions of the Afghan people have become increasingly more terrible and more dangerous () The Arab Springs , which were born of an idea []

18:54

YouTube Fair Use Case Ends in Victory For h3h3Productions "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Hila and Ethan Klein are the duo behind h3h3productions, a YouTube channel dedicated to the comedy found in Internet culture.

With more than 4.6 million subscribers the channel is doing extremely well, but last year faced a fight for its very existence. In May 2016, the pair announced they were being sued by YouTuber Matt Hosseinzadeh, who also produces comedy content and publishes it on his MattHossZone channel.

The problem lay in a video produced by H3h3productions (published on a sister channel in February 2016) in which they poked fun at Hosseinzadeh, using clips of their rivals videos for material. The Kleins said this was fair use but Hosseinzadeh viewed it as copyright infringement.

According to the Kleins, Hosseinzadeh initially approached them with settlement offers of a few thousand dollars and also gave them the opportunity to publicly apologize and promote his content. The Kleins refused to back down so at this point, Hosseinzadeh sued for copyright infringement and defamation.

Fighting a lawsuit is extremely expensive but the Kleins received overwhelming support online, particularly via a GoFundMe campaign that pulled in over $170,000.

With the legal battle well underway, both sides asked the court for a summary judgment in their favor in advance of a full trial. In a decision handed down yesterday by District Judge Katherine B. Forrest, the Kleins prevailed. In a 21-page ruling, the Judge wastes no time in getting straight to the point.

Describing the Kleins video and the critique contained within as quintessential criticism and comment equivalent to the kind one might find in a film studies class, Judge Forrest goes on to examine the cornerstones of fair use, including the purpose of the work, the amount of copyrighted content used, and the effect of the use of the content on its potential market.

Any review of the Klein video leaves no doubt that it constitutes critical commentary of the Hoss video; there is also no doubt that the Klein video is decidedly not a market substitute for the Hoss video, Judge Forrest writes, noting that the former effectively transformed the latter into fodder for caustic, moment-by-moment commentary and mockery.

For these and the other reasons set forth below, defendants use of clips from the Hoss video constitutes fair use as a matter of law, the Judge concludes.

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18:50

Controversy Over Fake Meat Burger Heats Up as Documents Reveal FDA Safety Concerns "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dr. Mercola, articles.mercola
Waking Times

Story at-a-glance

  • The Impossible Burger is a meat substitute made from soy, wheat, coconut oil, potatoes and plant-based heme, the latter of which is derived from genetically engineered (GE) yeast
  • Documents obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request reveal the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected the safety claims of the product, noting the companys assessment of possible allergenicity is lacking
  • Impossible Foods aims to produce vegan alternatives for all traditional animal foods, and the company is already developing vegan dairy and other types of meat, including poultry, pork and fish

Three years ago, I wrote about the safety questions looming over the meat substitute known as Quorn, a fungus-based ferment that hit the U.S. market in 2002. Quorn was originally developed by Imperial Chemical Industries, one of the largest chemical companies in the U.K. The fungus used to make quorn is Fusarium venenatum, which is Latin for venomous.

Since its inception, a number of studies1 have raised concerns about Quorns safety, especially in people with food- and/or mold allergies. An early study by the manufacturer found 10 percent of 200 human subjects developed nausea or stomachache after eating Quorn.2 The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) maintains an adverse report collection site for Quorn-related illnesses, which include:3

  • Nausea
  • Cra...

18:47

The story of Al Araqeeb is the story of Palestine "IndyWatch Feed War"

The story of Al Araqeeb is the story of Palestine   Yet, no other refugee community symbolises the journey of exile and return as much as the residents of Al-Araqeeb, an unrecognised village inhabited mostly by Al Turi Palestinian Arab tribe. by Ramzi Baroud In this piece, the writer proves that Israeli measures against small []

18:47

"IndyWatch Feed World"

 

This is part of a longer chat that ended up being heavily distorted from the sounds of traffic (again) and I will do what can be done to restore that audio.

This is about the revelation that this reality is a project yielded through holographic consciousness from the brain's perceptual system.This is like the individual being represented as a car and a driver. 

If the individual is the one driving the car, yet they are also the car, then what consciousness is contained within the gears, the motor, the fuel, and the functioning parts within? If the perspective of the driver is not the same as the view from the activity within the gears and internal functions then what separates the two perspectives and what happens if they are combined?

This is about subjective experience and pure observational awareness beyond perceptual filtration. The driver's view is highly biased towards a personally shaped filtration of information. The objective view of what's happening directly within the vehicle is the actual information of the life-force and the changes taking place. The interior world is the truer world while the external world is a graphical, visual projection used to provide correspondence for what is happening internally....

18:47

SpaceX Reveals its "Spacesuit" "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Elon Musk has unveiled the spacesuit (or flight suit) that will be used by astronauts aboard crewed Dragon flights:

In his Instagram post, Musk added that this suit was not a mock-up but rather a fully functional unit. "Already tested to double vacuum pressure," he wrote. "Was incredibly hard to balance aesthetics and function. Easy to do either separately." (Double vacuum pressure simply means the suit was probably inflated to twice the pressure of sea level and then put into a vacuum chamber.)

Musk gave no other technical information about the suit. Most strikingly, it is white, in contrast to the very blue spacesuits unveiled by Boeing in January.

These are not, strictly speaking, "space suits." Rather, they are more properly flight suits designed to be worn during the ride to space and again on the ride back down to Earth. They have a limited time in which they can operate in a full vacuum and are not intended for spacewalks.

Related: Boeing Unveils New Spacesuits for Starliner Astronaut Taxi


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18:45

Korea, Afghanistan and the Never Ending War trap "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Korea, Afghanistan and the Never Ending War trap by Pepe Escobar The Saker While the US-backed Hunger Games in South Korea plow on, a new strategy for Afghanistan is really all about business. But China is already there There...

The post Korea, Afghanistan and the Never Ending War trap appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:44

ISIS Always Claims Responsibility "IndyWatch Feed War"

ISIS Always-Always Claims Responsibility

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18:43

Those criticizing new cut-off points are ignorant of facts JAMB "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede has condemned the criticisms that have continued to trail the announcement of the cut-off marks for admissions into universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and monotechnics for the 2017/2018 academic session. He described those accusing the examination body of lowering the nations academic []

The post Those criticizing new cut-off points are ignorant of facts JAMB appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

18:42

Trump and Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Long, Long Story: Principled Realism, Trump and Afghanistan

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18:41

Rabbis disavow Trump "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

In a mark of concern, Jewish religious leaders shun Trump

A prominent coalition of American rabbis has decided not to hold its annual conference call with the president to mark Jewish holidays, citing Donald Trumps remarks on the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, as supporting those who advocate anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia.

We have concluded that President Trumps statements during and after the tragic events in Charlottesville are so lacking in moral leadership and empathy for the victims of racial and religious hatred that we cannot organize such a call this year, the groups the Central Conference of American Rabbis, Rabbinical Assembly, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism said in a statement.

Where are the other major religions on this?


18:40

White House to Send Pentagon Memo Soon on Transgender Ban "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

FILE PHOTO: US President Donald Trump delivers remarks to US military personnel at Naval Air Station Sigonella following the G7 Summit, in Sigonella, Sicily, Italy, May 27, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Darrin Zammit Lupi/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: US President Donald Trump delivers remarks to US military personnel at Naval Air Station Sigonella following the G7 Summit, in Sigonella, Sicily, Italy, May 27, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Darrin Zammit Lupi/File Photo

Washington: The White House is expected to tell the Pentagon in coming days how to implement a...

18:40

American Society isnt a Zoo and White People Arent Monkeys "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Looking down on others and calling them neo Nazis and supremacists while simultaneously engaging in a tribal self-love, supremacist exercise is a very dangerous game.

18:40

10 Important Life Lessons That Take Most People a Lifetime to Learn "IndyWatch Feed World"

We sometimes overlook the most important lessons in life and that is something we need to work on. We need to re-evaluate each and every aspect of our lives.

Time is fleeting and most people only realize that when it is too late. Dont be one of those people; take advantage of all that life has to offer you. The following list is things I wish I had learned much sooner than I did. For some of us, it takes a whole lifetime to figure things out and that does not have to be the case.

1. The less you give a damn the happier you will be.

You should not be trying to please others, your opinion is the only one that truly matters. When it comes down to it, at the end of the day you only have yourselves. If you really do want to be happy in life you must stop relying on others for validation.

2. Show gratitude.

The more appreciation we show the better. Stop focusing on the things you dont have and be grateful for what you do have.

3. Actions speak louder than words.

They really do, while you have probably heard this quite a few times have you really stopped to think about what it means? Dont look at what people are saying, look at what they are doing.

4. Work hard but not too hard.

Never overdo things. You can chase your dreams without stressing yourself to an unrealistic extent. Make sure you are spending enough time with the people you care about while you can. Maintaining balance in your life will help you in the long run.

5. Live for yourself.

Chase your own dreams and do not allow the pressure this world tries to push on you to bring you down. We only get one life, live yours how you want to live it.

6. Failures are lessons in disguise.

Nothing is wrong with making a mistake from time to time, we all do it. While it may suck learning from your mistakes will help you to grow as a person.

7. Live with no regrets.

Dont go through life obsessing over the things you did in the past, and do not let yourself miss out on something you really want to do because you are afraid.

8. Live in the moment.

Sometimes you will need to do nothing more th...

18:37

London Grenfell Tower disaster, Theresa May admits Conservative colleagues wrong "IndyWatch Feed World"

This June 2017 video says about itself:

Glastonbury 2017: Stormzy demands justice for Grenfell Tower.

By Felicity Collier in Britain:

Grenfell: PM saves face by admitting council flaws

Thursday 24th August 2017

May finally condemns slow response after fire

THERESA MAY has finally admitted that Kensington and Chelsea Council did not respond quickly enough following the fire at Grenfell Tower in June.

The Prime Minister met Grenfell residents and survivors for a private meeting on Tuesday, where she made the long-overdue announcement.

Ms May faced criticism herself for failing to offer support to survivors in the immediate aftermath of the disaster.

It took the PM two days to visit the scene of the tragedy and, when she did, she did not speak to any of those affected, with one resident branding her appearance a political drive-by.

This was in stark contrast to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who was visiting victims the morning after the tragedy, offering hugs and words of comfort.

Justice For Grenfell campaign coordinator Yvette Williams told the Star: Its all political staging.

[Theresa May] has got to face...

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18:34

First Of Its Kind Study Shows Undeniable Evidence Cannabis Can Cure Opioid Addiction David Icke latest headlines

As the opioid epidemic rages on, those professing to seek solutions are willfully ignoring one of the most promising treatments medical cannabis. When the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA) was being debated in 2016, amendments to study medical cannabis were stripped out. This happened despite studies showing that medical cannabis eases neuropathic pain, and the governments own National Institutes of Health stating, Medical marijuana products may have a role in reducing the use of opioids needed to control pain. There were also studies showing that deaths from opioids plummet in states with legal cannabis, and that 80 percent of cannabis users give up prescription pills. A Feb. 2017 study confirmed that opioid dependence and overdoses dropped significantly in medical cannabis states. In January 2017, the National Academies of Science published an exhaustive review of the scientific literature and found that one of the most promising areas in medical cannabis is for the treatment of chronic pain. Read more: First Of Its Kind Study Shows Undeniable Evidence Cannabis Can Cure Opioid Addiction

18:33

For some reason, there are no Western tears for Syrian civilians when they are killed by US bombs "IndyWatch Feed War"

U.S.-led airstrikes are killing hundreds of civilians in the battle for ISIS-held Raqqa, groups say  Hundreds of civilians in ISIS-held Raqqa are dying in US-led airstrikes Smoke rises after an airstrike during fighting between members of the Syrian Democratic Forces and Islamic State militants in Raqqa, Syria, on Sunday. (Zohra Bensemra/Reuters) By Louisa Loveluck   BEIRUT []

18:31

t2k17 Hackathon Report: Philip Guenther: locking and libc "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Next up in our series of t2k17 hackathon reports is this one from Philip Guenther:

I showed up at t2k17 with a couple hold-over diffs from e2k17 that weren't stable then and hadn't gotten much better since, so after a red-eye through Chicago I arrived in the hackroom, fired up my laptop and synced trees.

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18:30

Combating Health Tyranny with Knowledge and Defensive Eating With Mike Adams "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Vin Armani In this video, the Health Ranger Mike Adams joins Vin Armani for a powerful discussion on how to protect yourself against the...

18:30

29 States Allow Big Ag To Act As Seed Legislator? David Icke latest headlines

States like Oregon, California, Texas, Montana and Iowa just simultaneously nuked the ability to have seed laws. Claws of Big Ag found puppeteering legislators. With little to no fanfare at all, the states passed seed preemption laws that essentially shut down public discourse on seeds laws including the use of genetically engineered crops. There is consternation that the move was designed to block counties and cities from adopting their own rules on the use of seeds, including bans on GMOs since in many parts of the country those crucial decisions are only the states to make. Kristina Hubbard, director of advocacy and communications at the Organic Seed Alliance stated: This bill should be viewed for what it is a gag order on public debate. This thinly disguised attack on local democracy can be easily traced to out-of-state, corporate interests that want to quash local autonomy. Read more: 29 States Allow Big Ag To Act As Seed Legislator?

18:30

Finishing A Mini PS One: SLA vs Extruded "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

One of the biggest lessons learned by first time 3D printer users is that not everything can be replicated and a printer is a machine and not a miracle worker. It has limitations in terms of what it can print as well as the quality of the output. For teeny tiny objects, the 0.8 mm nozzle will just not do and with resin printers on the rise, the question is, are extruder printers obsolete?

Spoiler alert! The SLA wins but in our view, just slightly. The idea is that with enough elbow grease and patience, you can get pretty close to making mini models with a cheaper machine. The SLA print needs work too but it is relatively less and for detailed models, it is a much better choice. We really enjoyed watching the process from start to finish including the Dremel work, since it is something that is forgotten when we see a 3D print. Creating something of beauty takes time and effort which stems from a passion to make.

Take a look at the video below of the time lapse and for  SLA printer fans, have a look at the DIY SLA printer which is a Hackaday Prize Entry this year.


Filed under: 3d Printer hacks, handhelds hacks

18:28

All Revolutions Begin As Revolutions of Consciousness "IndyWatch Feed World"

 


This is a clip from "UnVeiled & Lifted," which was released online for free by the film-makers in 2013.

Watch the full film here:
http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/u...


18:26

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

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

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

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

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

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

18:26

Ropemaker attack allows to transform email in malicious ones after its received "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Ropemaker attack allows hackers to turn an apparently harmless email into a malicious one after it has already been delivered to the victims inbox?

What about a technique that could allow an attacker to turn an apparently harmless email into a malicious one after it has already been delivered to the victims email inbox?
The technique exists and was dubbed Ropemaker (Remotely Originated Post-delivery Email Manipulation Attacks Keeping Email Risky), by Francisco Ribeiro, a security researcher at Mimecast that discovered it.
The attacker uses the Ropemaker attack to remotely modify the content of an email he sent after the email has already been delivered to the recipient. The attacker, for example, can change an embedded URL bypassing spam and security filters.
The Ropemaker attack abuses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) that are fundamental parts of the way information is presented on the Internet.

So what is ROPEMAKER?

The origin of ROPEMAKER lies at the intersection of email and Web technologies, more specifically Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) used with HTML.  While the use of these Web technologies has made email more visually attractive and dynamic relative to its purely text-based predecessor, this has also introduced an exploitable attack vector for email. explained Mimecasts Senior Product Marketing Manager Matthew Gardiner.

The ROPEMAKER attack leveraged on the fact that CSS is stored remotely, so an attacker can change the content of an email through remotely changes to the desired CSS used for the content of the email that is presented to the user.

ROPEMAKER attack...

18:26

Hundreds of thousands of Saleh supporters rally in Yemen "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Undefined

Houthi authorities have allowed supporters of former president to celebrate the 35th anniversary of his party's founding in Sanaa despite mounting tensions

18:25

Google now banning SCIENTISTS and statisticians as the search engines war on truth ramps up David Icke latest headlines

On the afternoon of Aug. 19, 2017, East Coast Time, statistics professor Salil Mehta discovered that he had been banned by Google. As reported by ZeroHedge.com, this entailed having all of his Google-linked accounts erased and rendered inaccessible, from his e-mail to his blog to all of his Google-hosted university pages. This came as a complete shock to the Columbia University adjunct professor as he had been given no reason nor warning for the total wipeout of every single one of his accounts. All of his repeated attempts to restore those accounts were rejected and explained away by Mehta allegedly violating the companys Terms of Servicedespite the fact that nearly all of his Google-related efforts were dedicated to promoting math theory. In his own words, Mehtas background was spotless and absent of political or social agenda. At no point or time did he advocate or denigrate a certain viewpoint. I teach probability math and thats it, he stated in his open letter. [I] have worked with both the Obama administration and advised on polling statistics for the Trump campaign, am an adjunct professor at three top universities, an editor of the peer-reviewed journal of the American Statistical Association, and wrote a best-selling statistics book all the proceeds of which I gave to charity! Read more: Google now banning SCIENTISTS and statisticians as the search engines war on truth ramps up

18:24

t2k17 Hackathon Report: Andrew Hewus Fresh on Perl and Coffee "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Our next hackathon report comes from Andrew Hewus Fresh, who writes:

I began this hackathon a day late due to travel for work, although that had the benefit that I had a few days before to adjust to the new timezone. It still took a couple days before my brain recovered from all the meetings I had attended the earlier in the week.

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18:24

Alternative: Facebook Groups App Gone Sep 2017 Australia "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Dear Students, just a quick note the Facebook Groups app for Android and iPhone will be gone Sep 1st 2017.

I use the app, so Im grumpy. But hey, we arent paying for it.

The alternative Ive currently found is to bookmark the hidden groups newsfeed.

https://www.facebook.com/?sk=groups

and in the Facebook main app

fb://groups/gridtab

Im guessing the Facebook API still lets you use other solutions like Hootsuite, come Sep 1?

In the good news, its not because Facebook arent interested in groups anymore with Group analytics/insights/measurements, Group Admin badges and connecting Group communities to Facebook Business Pages, Groups arent going anywhere.

Anyway, hands up if you remember that groups used to have subforums?

The below is from Facebook:

Thank you for using the Facebook Groups app

Facebook Groups builds community and brings people together in personal, practical, and powerful ways. In 2014, we launched the Facebook Groups app for iOS and Android to help people access and share more easily with all of their groups. Over the years many of you have used the standalone app and provided feedback. Your comments have been instrumental to the development of features like Discover, which we piloted in the Facebook Groups app and have improved upon in the main Facebook app to make finding relevant groups easier.
Earlier this summer at the Facebook Communities Summit, we reaffirmed our commitment to groups with the announcement of our new company mission centered around building communities and introducing several new features, including Group Insights, to help group admins grow and strengthen their communities. Since then, the groups team has been working on additional tools to improve the overall groups experience and weve found that we can do more with and for the community by investing in the main Facebook app.
Because were focusing on groups in the main Facebook app and...

18:21

Vietnam Calls for Unified Southeast Asian Response to South China Sea Dispute "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

FILE PHOTO: Vietnam's general secretary of the Communist Party and national assembly chairman Nguyen Phu Trong talks to media after he casts his vote for members of the 14th National Assembly and People's Councils at a polling station in Hanoi, Vietnam, May 22, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Kham/Files

FILE PHOTO: Vietnams general secretary of the Communist Party and national assembly chairman N...

18:19

UK Against Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Why Do My Children Keep Getting Cavities? | Gwinn, MI - Northern Trails Dental Care


18:15

Listeners Q&A Chris Waltzek Ph.D. (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Listeners Q&A Chris Waltzek Ph.D. Podcast Radio Gold Seek Highlights This Listeners Q&A segment includes several phone calls on various topics. The first caller is concerned by the PMs market manipulation narrative. Clearly, investment banks continue to pay...

The post Listeners Q&A Chris Waltzek Ph.D. (Podcast) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:15

Rogue Police Force Operated Illegally At Norfolk Naval Shipyard For 12 Years "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Aaron Kesel For at least 12 years an off-the-books private police force operated at Norfolk, Virginia, Naval Shipyard according to findings by the Naval Sea...

18:14

Australian Lawyer Jane Connors, Appointed as First UN Rights Advocate for Victims of Sexual Exploitation "IndyWatch Feed National"

Human Wrongs Watch

23 August 2017 United Nations Secretary-General Antnio Guterres has appointed Jane Connors, Australian law professional and long-time human rights advocate, as the first United Nations advocate for the rights of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse.

Jane Connors, newly-appointed Victims Rights Advocate for the United Nations. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferr

The appointment is in line with the Secretary-Generals pledge made in his report on Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse: a new approach that the UN will put the rights and dignity of victims at the forefront of its prevention and response efforts.

Connors, currently International Advocacy Director, Law and Policy, for Amnesty International in Geneva, brings to the position a long and multi-faceted career in human rights advocacy, as well as human rights and humanitarian assistance in the academic, UN and civil society spheres.

As Victims Rights Advocate, Connors will support an integrated, strategic response to victim assistance in coordination with relevant UN system actors.

She will work with government institutions, civil society, and national and legal and human rights organizations to build networks of support and to help ensure that the ful...

18:13

t2k17 Hackathon Report: No lock no cry... with CTF! (Martin Pieuchot) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The next t2k17 report comes from Martin Pieuchot (mpi@) who writes

I came to Toronto with two goals. The first one was to not do much
Network/MP hacking, the second one was to get the next milestone
towards DTrace in and the third one was to dance.

Read more

18:13

Giving Middle Finger to Appalachian Communities, Trump Kills Study of Mountaintop Removal Health Impacts David Icke latest headlines

Outrage has followed the Trump administrations decision late last week to put the brakes on a study into the health impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining in Central Appalachia. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine said Monday it received a letter from the Interior Departments Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement ordering it to put a halt on its two-year project largely as a result of the Departments changing budget situation. Trump has once again shown the people of Appalachia that we mean nothing to him. Bill Price, Sierra ClubThe OSM, as journalist Ken Ward Jr. writes at the West Virginia Gazette-Mail, had committed more than $1 million to the study, which was launched last year after a request from officials from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the state Bureau for Public Health in light of scientific research linking mountaintop removal to increased risks of birth defects, cancer, and premature death among residents living near large-scale surface coal mines in Appalachia. Read more: Giving Middle Finger to Appalachian Communities, Trump Kills Study of Mountaintop Removal Health Impacts

18:10

Air Strikes Near Houthi Checkpoint Claim at Least 35 Lives in Yemen "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

People gather at the site of Saudi-led air strikes in Arhab area, around 20 kilometres (13 miles) north of Sanaa, Yemen August 23, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Khaled Abdullah

People gather at the site of Saudi-led air strikes in Arhab area, around 20 kilometres (13 miles) north of Sanaa, Yemen August 23, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Khaled Abdullah

Dubai: At least 35 people were killed in air strikes that hit a hotel near a Houthi-controlled outpost outside the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, a medic said, and a Saudi-led coalition spokesman said it conducted the strike against its Houthi adversary.

The coalition spokesman said a legitimate...

18:08

Schromen-Wawrin, Wojnowski talk about issues at Port Angeles council candidate forum "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

PORT ANGELES Two candidates vying for a seat on the Port Angeles City Council agreed Tuesday the city should eschew second-class status and encourage economic development and weighed in on an avigation easement for William R. Fairchild Memorial Airport.

Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin and Artur Wojnowski disagreed on how to answer a Nov. 7 advisory vote on fluoridated drinking water, annexation and other issues during a Port Angeles Business Association forum at Joshuas Restaurant.

Schromen-Wawrin and Wojnowski are running in the November general election for Port Angeles City Council Position 3, a four-year nonpartisan position held by Mayor Patrick Downie. Downie is not running for re-election.

Schromen-Wawrin, a Port Angeles native and a lawyer, was a Democratic Party precinct committeeman and recent president of the Clallam County Bar Association.

Wojnowski, a Chicago native who was raised in a Polish household, is maintenance manager for the Dungeness Meadows Home Owners Association.

I dont believe that we should be fluoridating the water, Wojnowski said.

The City Council voted 4-3 last August to stop adding fluoride to the municipal water supply, ending a 10-year-old practice.

Downie, who voted in December 2015 to continue fluoridation, cast the deciding vote last summer.

I believe that we dont know how much [fluoride] we all need to intake, Wojnowski said.

And given the fact that none of us really know how much is required, personally I dont think we should just be blanketing it. But again, thats for everyone to decide on their own.

Schromen-Wawrin said he had a more nuanced view on fluoride, saying the chemical has been shown to improve oral health and that he uses fluoride in his daily dental regime.

Schromen-Wawrin said he would personally vote no on the advisory vote but listen to the will of the voters and act accordingly, provided he has assurances that the city would not put lead and arsenic in the water.

Weve been gridlocked for too long and we need to move on from this issue, Schromen-Wawrin said.

I think at this point this issue has been tossed to the will of the people, which is not necessarily the best way to decide public health matters.

So in that regard, I think Id vote with what the voters said, with my caveat that Im not go...

18:08

The Inefficient Society: The bottleneck in U.S. higher education "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Joseph Heaths post back in June, which compared Canadian and US higher education, has now attracted a great deal of attention on both sides of the border. I would quibble with some of Joseph Heaths claims (only some UoT undergrads have access the first-rate education available at the St George Campus and McGill is massively underfunded relative to universities in the wealthier Canadian provinces). The points made by Heath and Cowen are, however, largely correct.


18:07

Merkel: Germany won't necessarily take US side in potential Korea war David Icke latest headlines

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has warned the United States that Berlin would not necessarily take the side of Washington in a potential war against North Korea, saying the two sides of the conflict on the Korean Peninsula had better seek a diplomatic solution and avoid direct military confrontation. If a military conflict erupts between the United States and North Korea, Merkel said on Wednesday, Germany would not automatically take the side of Washington. Berlin and other members of the European Union are in favor of a peaceful solution, she added. Merkel said resorting to military action to overcome the standoff between the United States and North Korea was absolutely wrong. She urged the international community to do more to resolve the crisis. We should do more We cannot simply insist on a diplomatic solution while we sit and do nothing, she said at an event organized by the Handelsblatt business daily. Read more: Merkel: Germany wont necessarily take US side in potential Korea war

18:05

Bahrain forces attack mourning Shia inmates in Jaw prison David Icke latest headlines

Bahraini regime forces have reportedly attacked dozens of Shia inmates at Jaw prison as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown against prominent figures and followers of the majority religious community in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. The prisoners were marking the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (PBUH) the ninth Shia Imam, who died on the 29th day of the lunar calendar month of Dhul Qadah more than 12 centuries ago on Tuesday evening, when prison guards stormed into Building 14 of the detention facility and started beating the mourners, Arabic-language Lualua television network reported. The regime forces then placed them in solitary confinement. Hundreds of inmates are kept in the notorious Jaw prison, Bahrains central detention facility, for their participation in peaceful pro-democracy rallies. Read more: Bahrain forces attack mourning Shia inmates in Jaw prison

18:05

History of Slave Trade Can Help Combat Social Injustice UN on Day of Remembrance "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Human Wrongs Watch

Remembering the universal demand for freedom that led to the 1791 insurrection by slaves in what is now Haiti, the head of the United Nations cultural and educational agency on 23 August 2017 marked the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition by underscoring the importance of teaching this history to young people.

Shackles used to bind slaves. UN Photo/Mark Garten

We are counting on the teaching of this history to place tomorrows citizens on the path to peace and dignity, said Irina Bokova, in a message to mark the Day, which is observed annually on 23 August.

Bokova is the Director-General of UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which has played a leading role within the UN system in fostering understanding and recognition of the slave trade.

Everyone must know the scale of the crime of the slave trade, the millions of lives broken and the impact on the fate of continents up to this very day. Everyone must be fully informed of the struggle that led to its abolition, so that together we can build societies that are fairer, and thus freer, the senior UN official said.

She pointed to modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as ongoing social injustices, racism and racial discrimination, and said the legacy of the 1791 insurrection offer hope to eradicating those scourges.

Ignorance is our enemy: it is used as an alibi by the indifferent who state that we cannot change anything UNESCO chief Irina Bokova

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18:03

Lithium in tap water could lower dementia risk "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER/REUTERS
PEOPLE LIVING IN AREAS WITH HIGH LEVELS OF LITHIUM IN TAP WATER ARE 17 PER CENT LESS LIKELY TO GET DEMENTIA, ACCORDING TO A LARGE STUDY THAT SUGGESTS THE NATURALLY OCCURRING METAL COULD HELP TO PREVENT MENTAL DECLINE.
THE FINDINGS RAISE THE POSSIBILITY THAT LITHIUM COULD ONE DAY BE ADDED TO DRINKING WATER TO PROTECT THE BRAIN IN THE SAME WAY AS FLUORIDE IS ADDED TO PROTECT TEETH.


Lithium could one day be added to drinking water to protect the brain

Very old news first raised in Japan. The population is dumbed-down enough already.

18:03

First fossil botfly discovery "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mesembrinella caenozoica sp. nov. Credit: Cerretti et al (2017)

From ScienceDaily:

New fly fossil sheds light on the explosive radiation of flies during the Cenozoic Era

The Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event is linked to this fly diversification

August 23, 2017

The first unambiguous fossil from the botfly family adds to the few known fossils of a major clade of flies (Calyptratae), shedding light on their rapid radiation during the Cenozoic Era, according to a study published August 23, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Pierfilippo Cerrito from Sapienza Universit di Roma, Italy, and colleagues.

The bot fly family (Oestroidea) is the most diverse group of calyptrate flies, which is a clade of some 22,000 living species that comprise about 14% all flies. Calyptrates arose during the Cenozoic, in what was the most rampant radiation of flies ever and among the largest radiations of insects during this era. The clade includes some of the most diverse and ecologically important families of flies: tsetse, louse, and bat flies; house flies and relatives; and blow flies, bot flies, flesh flies, and relatives. Abundant in most terrestrial ecosystems, calyptrates often play key roles as decomposers, parasites, parasitoids, vectors of pathogen vectors, and pollinators. However, there are few reliable calyptrate fossils.

Cerretti and colleagues describe the first unambiguous oestroid fossil: a new species of fly (Mesembrinella caenozoica) discovered in...

18:02

Smashing Security #039: Woah - are we talking to a cyborg? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Smashing Security #039: Woah - are we talking to a cyborg?

Hackers could change emails in your inbox *after* they are delivered, the web is getting more and more encrypted, and hacked robots can be commanded to umm... stab you.

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by cyborg Scott Helme.

18:00

The Triple Talaq Ruling Is a Step Forward, but There Is a Long Way to Go for Gender Justice Laws "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The process of reforming and striking down unjust and unequal laws across communities must be taken forward while expanding secular legislation to ensure gender justice.

Triple talaq

Supreme Court (left), Muslim brides sit as they wait for the start of a mass marriage ceremony in Ahmedabad. Credit: PTI, Reuters

The Supreme Courts judgement in the triple talaq matter, which was brought before it by a group of courageous Muslim victims of the outrageous and inhuman practice, is to be welcomed as a step in the right direction to complete gender justice within all religious communities and in society in general.

The issue of gender justice is often sidetracked by raising the of issue of the common civil code. While such a code seems an attractive option, there are several problems that constant reference to this as a panacea for all women, both create and avoid. There has been absolutely no attempt to define what this code would actually contain, nor what provisions it would make for marriage, divorce, maintenance, custody of children, inheritance and matrimonial property rights. These are issues on which debates are raging within all communities and there seems to be very little possibility of any community being willing to part with what it considers to be its own inviolate laws, ordained and sanctified by religion, tradition and custom. For instance, would members of the...

18:00

State of Arizonas Transparency-Determined Utility Regulator Suing Regarding Customer Rate Increase "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Catherine J. Frompovich Something very unusual and interesting has happened within the political sphere of Arizona state politicking:  a utility regulator is asking the...

18:00

US institution expelled from Cambodia amid increasing anti-Western sentiment David Icke latest headlines

Cambodian PM Hun Sen ordered the US-funded National Democratic Institute to pack up and leave the country in the latest move by the government railing against American interests, ahead of what are expected to be hotly contested elections next year. Cambodias Foreign Ministry has accused the NDI of operating without registering and stated the foreign staff has seven days to leave the country. Now, Cambodian authorities are geared up to take the same measures against other foreign non-governmental organizations, Reuters reported. The NDI describes its activities as working with political parties, civic groups and governments in order to establish and strengthen democratic institutions. The US embassy in Cambodias capital city of Phnom Penh, released a statement titled, Is Cambodia Committed to Democracy? in reaction to the new order, according to Reuters. Read more: US institution expelled from Cambodia amid increasing anti-Western sentiment

17:59

Philippine Leader Tells Police to Kill Only in Self-Defence in War on Drugs "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

FILE PHOTO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a news conference at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Paranaque, Metro Manila, Philippines, May 24, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Erik De Castro/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a news conference at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Paranaque, Metro Manila, Philippines, May 24, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Erik De Castro/File Photo

Manila: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday backed police on the front lines of a war on...

17:58

Race and exploitation in the Gulf "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

It is time for the issue of race to become central to any discussion on the continued exploitation of workers in the Gulf.

Martyn Ziegler/PA Archive/Press Association Images. All rights reserved. A protest on behalf of migrant workers in Qatar near the FIFA Congress in Zurich. May 2015. Martyn Ziegler/PA Archive/Press Association Images. All rights reserved.The Kafala (sponsorship) system emerged in the period between the 1950s and 1960s following the abolition of slavery in the region.

It is a mechanism used in the GCC, and countries such as Jordan and Lebanon, to regulate a guest worker program whereby a migrant workers status is bound to his or her employer or kafeel for the duration of their contract.

This system was utilized and solidified in the GCC after an influx of workers after the discovery of oil. Kafala has been discussed in the context of modern slavery and exploitation, and its misuse has also allowed for the facilitation of sex trafficking.

Yet the wider social, economic, and political background through which this sponsorship system operates is not given adequate attention in the literature. The issue of race and racism in the Gulf need to be addressed in order to tackle the problem of modern day slavery. 

Xenophobia in the Gulf manifests itself in an attitude of disdain towards women from other backgrounds

Whilst gender is certainly a contributing factor to abuse, certain evidence suggests that problems such as racism can be just as important, if not more important in the harsh treatment of women, dispelling the claim that gender attitudes alone fuel abuse. 

Xenophobia in the Gulf manifests itse...

17:57

A Company Offers $500,000 For Secure Messaging Apps Zero-Day Exploits "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

How much does your privacy cost? It will soon be sold for half a Million US dollars. A controversial company specialises in acquiring and reselling zero-day exploits is ready to pay up to US$500,000 for working zero-day vulnerabilities targeting popular secure messenger applications, such as Signal, Telegram and WhatsApp. Zerodium announced a new pricing structure on Wednesday, paying out $

17:53

Reporter Who Exposed BBC Pedophilia Cover-Up Suddenly Dies at 52 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Jay Syrmopoulos, The Free Thought Project
Waking Times

Courageous investigative journalist and ex-BBC News correspondent Liz MacKean, 52, who exposed infamous pedophile Jimmy Saville and ultimately resigned in 2013 over the BBCs decision to refuse to air her investigation into Saville has died after suffering a stroke.

Only in 2016 did her investigative work exposing Savilles rampant molestation of children see the light of day on the BBC, featured as Abused: The Untold Story.

While it was an open secret within the UK corridors of power, it was not yet public knowledge that Saville was a serial child molester, thus MacKeans investigative work on Savilles abuse of children would have blown the doors off the UKs power elites dirty secret.

Sadly, the power players in British media worked diligently to cover up the obscene sexually predatory behavior of Saville by not airing MacKeans expose until after his death. The public only became fully aware of Savilles rampant pedophilia a year later, after a Panorama documentary on ITV.

Current BBC director of news, James Harding, paid tribute to MacKean saying she had earned a reputation as a remarkably tenacious and resourceful reporter.

In Northern Ireland, she won the trust of all sides and produced some of the most insightful and hard-hitting reporting of the conflict, he said.

It was as an investigative reporter that she really shone, shining a light on issues from the dumping of toxic waste off the African coast to Jimmy Savile, the story for which she is probably best known.

Rather than tempering the growing public awareness of Savilles crimes against children, the BBCs decision to attempt to cover-up his crimes by shelving the story only served to make headlines around the world with the investigation ultimately being recognized by the London Press Club with a scoop of the year award.

According to a report in UKs Mirror:

In a Panorma spe...

17:53

Germany issues guidelines for automated driving David Icke latest headlines

German authorities have announced a set of new guidelines for automated driving to make the country the first in the world to regulate driverless cars. The German transport minister said on Wednesday that the pioneering legal guidelines would mostly consider the protection of people rather than property and animals. The interactions of humans and machines is throwing up new ethical questions in the age of digitalization and self-learning systems, said Alexander Dobrindt, adding, The ministrys ethics commission has pioneered the cause and drawn up the worlds first set of guidelines for automated driving. Read more: Germany issues guidelines for automated driving

17:50

AFGHANISTAN: Trump Surges Into the Graveyard of Empires "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


By ramping up US troop levels in Afghanistan, Trump is alienating many supporters. (Photo: DoD/USAF Tech Sgt Brigitte N Brantley. Source: Wikicommons)

On Monday night, US President Donald Trump made a speech in which he outlined his long-awaited new strategy for the war in Afghanistan. As predicted by 21WIRE in July, Trump will undertake a fourth US surge in Afghanistan, building up US troop levels in the country just like Bush and Obama did before him.

However, to say that he outlined a new strategy in his speech is being very kind to Trump. He did very little outlining and what he did present does not exactly qualify as new, or as a strategy.

One of the most notable features of his speech was his refusal to disclose troop numbers or timescales for their deployment. Granted, publicising those aspects of the US presence in Afghanistan did not create a win for Obama; the former president promised to pull out all the troops by 2014, but left office in January 2017 with over 8,500 US military personnel still stationed in the country. For Trump to keep such details from the American public, particularly the troop numbers, goes against basic democratic principles of transparency and accountability. As Finian Cunningham says:

Americas overseas wars are not just expanding under Trump; they are going secret and unaccountable.

Furthermore, simply sending more troops and beefing up military deployments to Afghanistan is not a new strategy. George W Bush deployed a quiet surge to Afghanistan in 2008, and Obama presided over two separate surges in early and late 2009, none of which won the war. See 21WIREs recent article which points out fundamental flaws and problems with the US strategy and modus operandi in Afghanistan; dou...

17:49

UK Against Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Not sure if this is current news.

17:45

Three Critical Steps to Making America Great Again Are Not on Trumps Agenda "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Three Critical Steps to Making America Great Again Are Not on Trumps Agenda By Pam Martens and Russ Martens Wall Street on Parade In 1996 the U.S. had 845 Initial Public Offerings. Last year, after twenty passing years of...

The post Three Critical Steps to Making America Great Again Are Not on Trumps Agenda appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:45

Fluorosis - Tooth staining caused by excessive fluoride intake. - "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Fluorosis - Tooth staining caused by excessive fluoride intake. 

When and why it forms. | What does fluorosis look like? Pictures- snow capping (mild), mottling, brown (severe). | What dental treatments can be used to correct fluorosis? - teeth whitening, microabrasion, resin infiltration, restoration placement.

What is dental fluorosis?

  • Fluorosis is a permanent type of tooth staining that forms in response to high-level systemic (internal) exposures of fluoride, when experienced by children during that time period when their teeth are forming.
  • During periods of high exposure, the normal process of tooth mineral formation is disrupted. This results in areas of hypomineralization (reduced mineral content) and increased porosity in the tooth's developing hard tissues (especially enamel).
  • These changes alter the tooth's appearance (pictures), multiple teeth are usually affected. - Color changes can range from chalky white to brown. Just isolated or widespread portions of a tooth may be involved. Tooth surface damage or pitting may occur.
  • Common causes of fluorosis include children swallowing fluoride toothpaste when brushing.
  • ...

17:43

Yet another Russian Ambassador dies: Russia envoy to Sudan found dead in swimming pool David Icke latest headlines

Russias ambassador to Sudan, Mirgayas Shirinskiy, was found dead in the swimming pool at his home in Khartoum on Wednesday, Sudanese police said. The ambassador, who was known to have suffered from high blood pressure, is believed to have died of natural causes, a spokesman for the police told Reuters. Sudans Foreign Ministry expressed its condolences to Russia in a statement, hailing Shirinskiys diplomatic efforts. Source

17:40

US military to install radar in Pacific's Palau David Icke latest headlines

The United States has announced plans to install radar systems in Palau, a move that will increase its monitoring ability in the western Pacific region recently rocked by threats from North Korea. In a joint statement, the US Defense Department and the Palau government said they were working to finalize the location of radar towers on the archipelago nation of 22,000 people. The radar systems will provide Palau enhanced maritime law enforcement capability while also providing the US with greater air domain awareness for aviation safety and security, they said in the statement dated August 21. While Palau is an independent nation, it has no military and the US is responsible for its defense under an agreement with Washington. Under the deal, the US military has access to the islands, although it currently has no troops stationed there. Read more: US military to install radar in Pacifics Palau

17:40

Russian ambassador found dead in Sudan swimming pool "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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Veteran diplomat Mirgayas Shirinsky is believed to have died of natural causes

17:39

US State Department Science Envoy Resigns After Trumps Charlottesville Response "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

US President Donald Trump answers questions about his response to the events in Charlottesville as he talks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, US, August 15, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

US President Donald Trump answers questions about his response to the events in Charlottesville as he talks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, US, August 15, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

Washington: One of the US State Departments three science envoys publicly resigned on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of defections over President Donald Trumps response to a white nationalist rally in...

17:37

Fancy Bears release data on soccer players TUE drug use and doping cases "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Russia-linked hackers Fancy Bears claimed that around 160 football players failed drug tests in 2015, and 25 2010 World Cup players used doping medicines.

A self-styled hacker group that calls itself Fancy Bears has set up the website fancybears.net to leak emails and medical records related to football players who used doping substances under a campaign dubbed OpOlympics.

The group who claims to be associated with the Anonymous collective is believed to be operating out of Russia.

Today Fancy Bears hack team is publishing the material leaked from various sources related to football, the hackers said. Football players and officials unanimously affirm that this kind of sport is free of doping. Our team perceived these numerous claims as a challenge and now we will prove they are lying.

The leaked files include email messages exchanged between the Fdration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and representatives of anti-doping agencies.

The emails leaked by Fancy Bear are dated as recent as June 2017, according to the hackers, leaked files demonstrate that more than 150 players were caught doping in 2015, and 200 in 2016.

The messages discuss test results of many football players, leaked documents include information on the number of football players using doping substances, but there is no reference to specific players.

The documents also provide information on the therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) acknowledged for several players.

Fifa condemned the leaks in the strongest terms the association said. The release of such information constitutes a clear violation of the athletes privacy and puts at risk the ongoing fight against doping, Fifa said.

Fancy Bears leak

The test exception a...

17:37

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

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

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

1. Fight Club

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

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

2. Dead Poets Society

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

3. The Pursuit of Happyness (Yes, it is supposed to be misspelled.)

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

4. Mr. Nobody

This one will have you feeling thankful for your life, as well as have you questioning reality as it is, and whether it is what it should be. While it can be a bit hard to follow, if you can you will love it!

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17:37

Resigning U.N. Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte Surrounded By Allegations Of Intimidation, Bullying Of Witnesses "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Brandon Turbeville An international war crimes prosecutor has resigned from her position on the U.N.s Investigative Panel into human rights abuses in Syria over...

17:35

Russia says no doubt US will meddle in 2018 presidential elections "IndyWatch Feed War"

No doubt US will meddle in 2018 Russia Elections Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov There is no doubt that the US will interfere with the 2018 Russian presidential election, says Russias Foreign Ministry. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov made the remark on Wednesday during an interview with Japanese and Chinese journalists. We are used []

17:32

New Zealand Memories Of The World "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

. building peace in the minds of men and women. UNESCO mandate Part of a world-wide mission By Roger Childs Maintaining the world heritage is no easy task. Buildings, statues and libraries may survive for centuries and then be destroyed in the so-called modern world. Warsaw lost 95% of its documents in World War II. []

17:31

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


-by Noah

The Fashion Dreams Of Donald J. Trump, Part 2: Chinese-Made Shoes By Ivanka Sold Separately.

17:30

Crow's God "IndyWatch Feed Tech"




 



This is a piece that i recommend for contemplation.  The group mind of the crow is comparable to the human mind and even a single flock may plausibly sport an aspect of the God of Crows, similar to the Green Man who represents a large grove of Oak trees and the King of Dandelions.  these have been encountered by informants.

The three eyed raven provides a convincing esoteric symbolism depicting the third eye and the  physical eye(s) as well and the God of Crows.  It has shown up in artwork of course.

The crow and the god of crows are also tricksters and that really means an intelligence working to its own alien agenda around us.  The crow is both alive and also alien in living a reality we merely think we comprehend.

 
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CROWS GOD: EGO DISSOLUTION AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE SELF

August 4, 2017


Gary Z McGee, Staff Writer



http://www.wakingtimes.com/2017/08/04/crows-god-ego-dissolution-evolution-self/


To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god. ~Jorge Luis Borges


Trickster god is gods God, Crow says, peering from behind The Branches of Lost Time. These branches are a metaphor for our misremembered synapses. They symbolize our having lost touch with both our own nature and with wild Nature, our forgotten link between cosmos and psyche, our misunderstanding of how we-the-microcosm makes up a vital aspect of We-the-macrocosm.


Crow is here to remind us. But Crows medicine is harsh. It is ruthless: a tearing apart, a torn off Band-Aid. For Crow is between worlds like no other creature. His moon-eye sees the light. His sun...

17:30

Researchers Say the Great Sphinx is Older Than Believed - and it 'Guards' a Hidden Chamber "IndyWatch Feed Africa"





I would like to say a few things about Giza that i have said before.  The most important is that the Great Pyramid and plausibly only the Great Pyramid was constructed around 2400 to 2500 BC.  We know this, not only from cultural sources and local carbon dating, but also for the global footprint its construction produced.  We are addressing the abrupt emergence of high quality copper from Lake superior need to produce high quality tools.

This infrastructure then lasted to at least 1159 BC as the Atlantean sea culture and produced the sea peoples in our historical records.


However, this does not mean that the whole complex was built then.  In fact the whole complex could have been built long before and that the Great Pyramid was a special project.  All this plausibly throws dating of the sphinx out on the table.  whatever the case it was obviously a site of veneration and thus a natural site for the deliberate locating of a potentially later Bronze Age library.  Yet we know that from the Kolbrin, such a library was small and made to last.  Thus a small chamber makes perfect sense.

In fact the Kolbrin may well be the original contents removed by it keepers to a safer place.  After all we know that it was mostly written on bronze sheets and we can be sure few copies were made.

I do think that we can conclude that the other pyramids and the sphinx do predate the Great pyramid.  It could easily be before the comet impact 12950 BP.  That then disposes of the earlier lack of a sufficiently organized society if that remains an issue.

The chamber is likely empty and we have the Kolbrin.  the original scripture becomes important then.  It exists somewhere as part of a legacy..

Researchers Say the Great Sphinx is Older Than Believed - and it 'Guards' a Hidden Chamber 

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17:30

The following bombshell story appears on GM Watch and was published on August 2, 2017. "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The following bombshell story appears on GM Watch and was published on August 2, 2017. 

It appears on the same day that the New York Times published another bombshell story revealing Forbes.com to be a propaganda rag for Monsanto.

http://humansarefree.com/2017/08/monsanto-paid-400-per-hour-to-editor-of.html#more

Whats abundantly clear in all this is how Monsantos web of criminality, lies and deceit is rapidly unraveling, and the evil corporation is fac...

17:30

Des Plaines Gargoyle "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Someone has finally identified this ceature as a gargoyle.  We now have cluster in and aound chicago and it is fair to say that they have aclimatised to human occupation and now operate inside urban limits.

Up to now, i have been alone in identifying the chupacabra in its flying form as a gargoyle.  I have also associated this creature with the cattle mutilation phenomena as well.

I do find it unexpected that it is able to lift so easily into the air and leave.  This is much better than typical for birds and suggests that their wings are more eficient than previously thought.  An extension of all this is that the pterodactly is also a much betteflye than we anticipated.
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Des Plaines Gargoyle


Thursday, July 20, 2017 


BTW...I am involved in a very bizarre case involving a West Virginia family, possibly related to the Mothman of Point Pleasant. I've been in contact, and working with the family, for about 2 months. I have received permission to profile the case on the blog. I will post the information as I get it...starting very soon. Stay tuned. Lon


http://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2017/07/des-plaines-gargoyle.html?

I recently received the following account:


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17:30

When Driver and Car Share the Same Brain - Issue 51: Limits "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


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Ten million driverless cars are expected to hit the road by 2020, according to a recent Business Insider report. Google and Apple are racing to join the automotive industry. Traditional car manufacturers are investing billions of dollars in R&D.

There are many reasons to believe that the car of the future will be autonomous. If so, we should expect people to identify less and less with their vehicles. Self-driving cars will be more viable as a service than as a product, becoming as anonymous as taxis. As artificial intelligence increases, we might completely lose the ability to drive, not to mention the opportunity. Movement will be strictly algorithmic. Roads will be off-limits to humans.

Instead of eliminating the human dimension, the driver is more fully integrated into the vehicle.

However, the driverless car is not a foregone conclusion. There are technological and cultural reasons why driving may persist for the foreseeable future. Every driverless accident provokes questions about safety and responsibility. And we should remember that the self-driving car has been promised repeatedly since the 1950s, when General Motors collaborated with RCA on an autonomous car. Like roadable aircraft, the driverless car seems
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The Catch 22 of Hacktivism - Issue 51: Limits "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


In the run-up to NATOs 2011 intervention in Libya, a Dutch radio hacker named Huub (@fmcnl) tweeted to the United States military that one of their F-16 fighter jets was mistakenly broadcasting its identity in the clear due to a misconfigured Mode S transponder. When a second fighter plane made the same mistake later that day, Huub joked that Moammar Gadhafis radar installations must be down for the U.S. Air Force to be so cavalier with its security protocols: Hmmm, second fighter showing his ID, a USAF F-15E from 494FS Lakenheath UK, I presume Gadhafis radar equipment has destroyed :o). Huub was not working alone; he was part of a network of amateurs who were tracking and narrating the chess match in which NATO planes and Libyan units jockeyed for position before the commencement of hostilities. The previous day, Huub had released audio of a U.S. EC-130J psychological warfare plane broadcasting a warning to the Libyan navy (If you attempt to leave port, you will be attacked and destroyed immediately). Other volunteers used off-the-shelf websites, such as flightradar24.com and commercial satellite images tagged on Google Earth, to track the movements of military jets, ships, and other potential targets for bombing.


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Will the Earth Ever Fill Up? - Issue 51: Limits "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


To say that Thomas Robert Malthus was unpopular would be putting it mildly. His 19th-century contemporary Percy Shelley, the revered poet, called him a eunuch and a tyrant. The philosopher William Godwin dubbed him a dark and terrible genius that is ever at hand to blast all the hopes of all mankind. As Malthus biographer later put it, he was the most abused man of his age. And that was the age of Napoleon Bonaparte.

The catalyst for this vilification was the 1798 book An Essay on the Principle of Population. In it, Malthusa curly haired, 32-year-old curate of a small English chapelattacked the claims of utopian thinkers like Godwin, who believed that reason and scientific progress would ultimately create a perfect society, free of inequality and suffering. Malthus took a more pessimistic view. Using United States census data compiled by Benjamin Franklin, he predicted that the passion of the sexes would soon cause human populations to outstrip their resources, leading to poverty and hardship. If unchecked, people would continue to multiply exponentially, doubling every 25 years. Agricultural yields, however, would at best increase linearly, by a similar amount each year. In 100 years, Great Britain would have 16 times
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This Ecologist Wants to Tell You What Matters in Science - Issue 51: Limits "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


Many scientists love to sing the praises of their own specialties, but few proclaim them with the confidence of Andrew Dobson, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University and the director of the Universitys Andrew Dobson Lab. To Dobson, biologys importance outstrips everything from the search for elementary particles to the exploration of the universe. More specifically, he says, the study of biologys network systems, from food webs to neural networks, represents our only hope.

Absent this understanding, Dobson fears, we stand to lose all that is best about life on Earth. In his email signature, he quotes the computer programmer P.J. Plauger: My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about whats really going on to be scared.

In an affable English accent that belies a cutting humor, Dobson spoke to me on the phone about the uselessness of physics, the importance of pathogens, and the arrogance of human interference in nature.

How can humans manage nature?

Humans have done a crap job managing nature. Nature does a much better job. Our only hope is a massive and rapid understanding of the way the natural systems work.

What would that
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17:29

As Syria War Escalates, US and Russian Military Hotlines Get Increasingly Busy "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

FILE PHOTO:Smoke rises after an air strike during fighting between members of the Syrian Democratic Forces and Islamic State militants in Raqqa, Syria August 15, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Zohra Bensemra/File Photo

Smoke rises after an air strike during fighting between members of the Syrian Democratic Forces and Islamic State militants in Raqqa, Syria August 15, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Zohra Bensemra/File Photo

Al Udeid Air Base: Even as tensions between the US and Russia fester, there is one surprising place where their military-to-military contacts are quietly weather...

17:29

Victoria Police states while assaulting a minor "I can do whatever I want" "IndyWatch Feed National"

Victoria Police have been trained that the law that applies to the herd population does not apply to them or the 'administration'.

This is the result of their training;


Source: Supplied.

17:28

Qatar Foreign Minister Talks With Irans FM Part of Qatars restoration of diplomatic relations with Iran "IndyWatch Feed War"

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates The Latest on Qatars restoration of diplomatic relations with Iran (all times local):

9:50 a.m.

Qatar says its foreign minister spoke with Irans foreign minister just before announcing its ambassador would return to Tehran.

Qatars Foreign Ministry in a statement said that Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke by phone to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif.

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Mohammed Javad Zarif

The ministrys statement said the two discussed bilateral relations and means of boosting and developing them, as well as a number of issues of common concern.

Irans Foreign Ministry did not immediately acknowledge the telephone call.

Qatar had pulled its ambassador in early 2016 after Saudi Arabias execution of a prominent Shiite cleric sparked attacks on two Saudi diplomatic posts in Iran. The decision to return the ambassador comes amid a diplomatic dispute between Qatar and other Arab nations.

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7:20 a.m.

Qatar has restored full diplomatic relations with Iran, ignoring the demands of Arab nations now trying to isolate the energy-rich country to downgrade its ties.

Qatars Foreign Ministry announced early Thursday that the countrys ambassador would return to Tehran. Qatar pulled its ambassador in early 2016 after Saudi Arabias execution of a prominent Shiite cleric sparked attacks on...

17:28

Civilians under threat in Raqqa assault: rights groups "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Amnesty has said that civilians are trapped in the city while according to Airwars several hundred of civilians have died since June

17:26

Qatar Ambassador to Return to Iran, Says Foreign Ministry "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A man walks on the corniche in Doha, Qatar, June 15, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Naseem Zeitoon/File Photo

Dubai: Qatar said on Wednesday it decided to return its ambassador to Tehran, more than 20 months after he was recalled in protest over the ransacking of Saudi Arabias missions in Iran by demonstrators angry at Riyadhs execution of a Shiite Muslim cleric.

The Qatari decision comes amidst a row between Doha and fellow Gulf Cooperation Council members Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE, which together with Egypt accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism, a charge it denies.

Qatar announced that its ambassador to Tehran will return to resume his diplomatic duties, the Qatari foreign...

17:25

22 million Americans support neo-Nazis, white supremacists: Poll "IndyWatch Feed War"

22 million Americans support neo-Nazis, white supremacists: Poll Hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the alt-right march down East Market Street toward Emancipation Park during the United the Right rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Getty Images) Nearly 1 in 10 people in the United States say holding white supremacist or neo-Nazi []

17:25

Wisst ihr noch, als ich davor gewarnt habe, Nazi-Webseiten ... "IndyWatch Feed National"

Wisst ihr noch, als ich davor gewarnt habe, Nazi-Webseiten zu zensieren, weil wenn man erstmal anfngt mit dem Zensieren, dann sind bald auch linke Webseiten dran?

Nun, es ist soweit.

Oh und der aktuelle Stand von Zensur auf Youtube ist: Youtube verhngt einen "Community guideline violation strike" gegen Account wegen eines Interviews bevor das berhaupt auch nur aufgenommen wurde. Weil es um Gategame ging, und das wei doch jeder, dass jeder, der das Wikipedia- und Medien-Narrativ zu Gamergate nicht fr die ganze Wahrheit hlt, automatisch ein Masku-Arschloch und Frauenhasser ist. Auch wenn die Interviewerin eine Frau ist. Der Link geht brigens auf eine Seite, die aussieht, als sei ihr Ziel, alle negativen Stereotypen ber misogyne Gamer zu besttigen. m(

17:24

The Fake Eclipse Hoax: Another Psyop? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Now that a number of people have had the time to analyze the eclipse, it seems the event was not what it seemed.
Several say it WAS not and COULD not have been our moon that eclipsed the sun.
Our artificial construct appears to have delivered an artificial eclipse according to the math, home demonstrations, video evidence, etc.  And many have asked why the path of totality went from West to East, and why at that angle across the United States. Weve shared videos about just what the path would entail from a mystic, occult perspective of the satan-worshippers. Do we really believe thats a coincidence?
Some inquiring minds are even linking the inconsistencies to the Flat Earth theory, so that has not yet been put to bed either. Some think it was about Project Blue Beam. Some use terms like parabolic mirror, simulation, anomaly.
If we are at all observant, there must be things we have noticed that just arent right, and folks are talking about it and throwing their ideas out there.
I know that the faint shadow or dimming of the sun we experienced here in Arizona was the same dimming I noticed earlier this summer when there was no apparent reason for it. Something very odd is going on with the sun, the moon, etc., and when I walk out the door at 6 am at 85 degrees and smell rain and intense humidity in the desert when we havent had a drop of moisture for monthssomething is off. Where is that hot, baked smell Ive grown so fond of that vanished overnight?
A couple of folks have reported they saw odd rays of light in their sky recently emanating from a mystery light source, like someone has been shining a flashlight into our little terra-rium, checking in on the science project. They need to replace that sun that isnt working so well. When is the real one going nova?
If youre at all inquisitive and have the time, you may want to take in a few of these videos. Some are technical, some mathematical, some photographic, some musings from the heart.
The emotions we get from these videos range widely. Some folks are disgusted, some intrigued, frustrated, angry, most are bemused. These media offerings arent slick, cointelpro productions. Theyre from real Truthers who want us to know what theyve seen and questioned. Theyre just not buyin it.
Some are longer videos, some are short, but they DO provide many intriguing thoughts and postulations.
Thanks to L for the first one. Ive watched a few others and listened to the longer audio from Sherry Shriner until I fell asleep late last night.
The nasty things the fear mongerers said would happen didnt, of coursethe psychopaths love to wind us upbut SOMETHING happened, and were not privy to that information yet. The dark was clearly planning some...

17:21

Cobra: Unity Meditation Report -- August 23, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

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The Intelligence Hub for the Victory of Light

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Unity Meditation Report

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y97rBdSYbkg



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



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

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

More that half of the remaining plasma anomaly of the Yaldabaoth entity was transmuted, and the East Coast plasma anomaly vortex is virtually gone. What is remaining are smaller fragmentary decomposing plasma anomaly vortexes in Washington DC and New York. The Archons were occultly using the East Coast plasma vortex to protect the Cabal and with this protective cover now nearly gone, many actions of the Cabal, including their extensive child abuse networks, will be soon exposed to the general population.

The Light Forces were very active in the last few months to remove the Black Stone, and our Unity Meditation gave the needed energy support for the final push, and now the Black Stone is nearly gone. It will be completely cleared within a week, and all anomaly associated with it within a month. When that happens, the RHIC collider on Long Island will lose any meaning for the Chimera Group and they will stop using it. Thus it will become just one of many colliders around the world, incapable of doing serious harm to humanity.

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17:20

Virgin release CCTV proving Jeremy Corbyn told the truth about Traingate "IndyWatch Feed World"

Newly released footage appears to prove Jeremy Corbyn did not lie about having to join seatless commuters on the floor during a three-hour train journey last year in a scandal known as Traingate.

The Labour leader was filmed by freelancer Yannis Mendez from the floor of a train, where he chose to sit instead of upgrading to first class, on his way to Newcastle from London last August.

 

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Ed comment~The enigmatic leader and crowd puller of the Labour Party sitting on the floor, because of the state of Railways in Britian. Totally disgusting! A man who is Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons ought be treated much better than that!

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17:20

ISILs Command Center Destroyed in Popular Uprising in Eastern Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

ISIL`s Command Center Destroyed in Popular Uprising in Eastern Syria TEHRAN (FNA)- People in the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur raided an ISIL command center, and killed all the terrorists inside, local sources reported on Wednesday. The sources said that civilians in the town of Hajeen in Eastern Deir Ezzur stormed one of the command []

17:18

TOPling? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

In some ways Gareth Morgan and his TOP party were a refreshingly different addition to the election mix. They had well researched and specific policies, they werent after power, they wanted to influence policies. And Morgan connected well with audiences. But the last few days in social media they look like toppling over. Perhaps its []

17:16

At Beijing book fair, publishers admit self-censorship "IndyWatch Feed War"

AFP / by Joanna CHIU | The censorship controversy that hit Cambridge University Press (CUP) sent a chill along the stands staffed by representatives of publishers from nearly 90 countries at the Beijing International Book Fair, which opened on Wednesday.

BEIJING (AFP)  Just days after the worlds oldest publisher briefly caved in to Chinese censorship demands, international publishing houses are courting importers at a Beijing book fair, with some admitting they keep sensitive topics off their pages.

The censorship controversy that hit Cambridge University Press (CUP) sent a chill along the stands staffed by publishers from nearly 90 countries at the Beijing International Book Fair, which opened on Wednesday.

But some acknowledged their companies have already resorted to self-censorship to ensure that their books do not offend and are published in China.

CUP had given similar arguments when it initially complied with a Chinese import agencys demand to block articles from its China Quarterly journal, before reversing course on Monday after coming under fire from the academic community.

Terry Phillips, business development director of British-based Innova Press, was candid about it as he prepared to meet a Chinese counterpart at the fairs section for overseas publishers.

We frequently exercise self-censorship to adapt to different markets. Every country has different sets of requirements about what they consider appropriate for education materials, Phillips told AFP.

But as authors, I think we also have a responsibility to find ways to teach good citizenship and human rights, he said.

John Lowe, managing director of Mosaic8, an Asian educational publishing specialist based in Tokyo, said the authorities govern the distribution of the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) that companies need for their books to be sold in China.

So it is in publishers interest to not publish something that would anger authorities, Lowe said.

You dont mention the three Ts: Tiananmen, Tibet and Taiwan. But its usually fine to discuss human rights issues generally, Lowe said.

CUP quiet

The 300 articles that were temporarily removed from China Quarterlys website in China included texts on the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, the status of Tibet, the self-ruled island of Taiwan and the Chinese democracy movement.

CUP had said las...

17:12

Coincidence? Woman Traveling Europe Caught Up In Three Terror Attacks In Three Months "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Julia Monaco has lived through three terror attacks

Mason Wells survived Boston, Paris and Brussels? Now this Julia Monaco has survived Barcelona, London Bridge and Paris?

Is it just an amazing coincidence that these two people JUST HAPPENED to be at these locations when terror struck?

Did I mention Chris Pawley surviving Manchester and Barcelona?

Crisis actors amid real carnage? Or merely a coincidence?

There are no coincidences there are crisis actors

Heres just one of many called Crisis Cast. Now why would a anyone seek actors for crisis situations? Like false flag operations, you mean?

HOWEVER, we must remember that false flag operations doesnt mean that people do not get killed.

Proof of an actual false flag being orchestrated is here:  Daily Mail UK Caught Using Fake False Flag ISIS Attack Material from Mosul
Read more at https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=286_1478179244#fYYCocaWykbrG7ue.99

But I digress lets move on with the story as reported by...

17:11

Money for writers #3 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The University of Waikato invites applications for Writer in Residence for 2018. The salary is $52,000. Yes, $52,000.

The position is open to writers of serious non-fiction, dramatists, novelists, short story writers and even poets. It helps to have a record of previous publications of high quality, and (I am paraphrasing based on my experience of assessing similar applications) making a good case for why this particular residency would help with your project.

As well as the $52K the fellow gets an office with computer in the School of Arts and access to the university library. There are no teaching or lecturing duties, and the fellow will be able to make use of the Michael King Writers Retreat in Opoutere for up to two weeks. A fortnight in Coromandel all paid for!

On the other hand, The Writer is expected to live in Hamilton during the tenure of the award. So, swings and roundabouts.

Full information is here: applications close on Friday 29 September.

17:10

Schulz vows to remove US nukes from Germany "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Martin Schulz, the leader of Germanys Social Democratic Party (SPD), has vowed to remove US nuclear weapons from German territory if he defeats Chancellor Angela Merkel in upcoming elections.        

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17:09

BBC resource for teachers spreads inaccuracies about Judaism "IndyWatch Feed War"

Last year the BBC launched a project called BBC Teach which it describes as follows:

With the increased use of the internet in classrooms, teachers now have unprecedented access to a whole range of resources to help with delivering the curriculum. While there is plenty of content available to access, teachers come to the BBC because we are a trusted brand and recognised provider of quality teaching resources. We wish to build on our reputation with BBC Teach, a new and exciting platform for schools and teachers.  

BBC Teach aims to support teachers by curating the best of BBC videos, clips and other curriculum-related resources for use in the classroom. The BBC Teach brand is a dedicated teaching resource site hosted on YouTube.

Along with lots of other material, the BBC Teach website currently offers a new series titled A to Z of Religions and Beliefs that is described as an anim...

17:04

American Society isnt a Zoo and White People Arent Monkeys "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

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By Gilad Atzmon  

How to make well-meaning Americans into antisemites?

Make sure they read Peter Beinarts Forward article,  The One Thing Jews Should Be Doing To Combat White Supremacy.

Beinart, a light Zionist intellectual  has kindly revealed how American Jews reacted when they heard the neo-Nazis chant, Jews will not replace us.  Some were fearful,  but, Beinart asserts, many others were somehow amused by it. Replace you? Where, behind the counter at Wendys? Were successful, industrious, upper-middle class. Youre the dregs of society. Replace you? Dont kid yourselves. When it comes to Americas class hierarchy, we replaced you and your kind long ago.

One might advise Beinart that looking down on Goyim and calling them neo Nazis and supremacists while simultaneously engaging in his own tribal self-love, supremacist exercise is a very dangerous game. 

Beinart claims that white nationalists are largely a dysfunctional group of economy victims. Studies show that in purely economic terms, white supremacists dont differ much from the population as a whole. But they do differ from Jews, who are Americas wealthiest religious group.

But they [the neo Nazis] dont just differ financially, Beinart continues,  they differ culturally, too. They are far less likely to have been raised in stable homes. Beinart then quotes a study by the Southern Poverty Law Center that points out thatone of the most common background characteristics [of neo nazis] is some kind of family disruption, whether that be divorce or parental abandonment, a parent becoming incarcerated, or substance abuse by one or both of the parents.

Beinart apparently doesnt know that Right wing thinkers blame the Jewish intelligentsia, largely the cultural Marxists, the Frankfurt School and Wilhelm Reich for the destruction of the Church, the e...

17:04

Britain Proposes Plans to Break Free of European Court Post-Brexit "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

FILE PHOTO: The entrance of the European Court of Justice is pictured in Luxembourg, January 26, 2017. Picture taken January 26, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: The entrance of the European Court of Justice is pictured in Luxembourg, January 26, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

London: Britain on Wednesday outlined several escape routes from the direct jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit, one of Prime Minister Theresa Mays key aims in talks to unstitch 40 years of EU membership.

In a government paper on the highly-sensitive topic, Britain set out its determination to negotiate a tailor-made agreement to enforce its own laws and resolve disp...

17:04

BCCI is Male Chauvinistic, Cant Accept Womens Success, Says Ex-Captain Diana Edulji "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

He hates womens cricket, Edulji said of former BCCI president N. Srinivasan.

Diana Edulji. Courtesy: Facebook

Diana Edulji. Courtesy: Facebook

New Delhi: Former Indian cricket team captain Diana Edulji has slammed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), calling it a chauvinist organisation. In January this year, Edulji was made member of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators to overlook the BCCIs affairs.

Speaking at Express Adda, an event organised by the Indian Express Group in Mumbai on Tuesday, Edulji said the recent success of the womens cricket team was not accepted too well by certain members of the organisation. Sixty-one-year-old Edulji was joined at the event by Harmanpreet Kaur and Punam Raut, current members of the team who have both been widely praised for their performances at the recent World Cup.

Ive always been a BCCI basher, right from the day womens cricket came into the BCCI fold in 2006. BCCI is a very male chauvinist organisation. They never wanted women to dictate terms or get into this thing. I was very vocal right from my playing days, from when I started, she reportedly said. Even now, I would still say that it is not yet well accepted within BCCI that womens cricket is doing well. It is very difficult for them (some BCCI members) to accept the fa...

16:56

Indias top court champions right to privacy "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Indias top court has decided that privacy is a fundamental right [Xinhua]

In a landmark judgement on Thursday, the top court of India has ruled that individual privacy is a fundamental right.

The Supreme Court last month heard arguments to determine whether individual privacy is a fundamental right protected by the constitution.

The court had set up a rare nine-member bench to rule on the matter triggered by a petition challenging the mandatory use of national identity cards, which are known as Aadhaar, as an infringement of privacy.

Right to privacy an integral part of Right to Life and Personal Liberty guaranteed in Article 21 of the Constitution, the ruling of the top court was quoted by Indian daily Times of India.

It was a unanimous decision by the 9 judges of the Supreme Court overruling earlier rulings that the constitution of India does not guarantee individual privacy as an inalienable fundamental right.

Thursdays ruling is a setback to the governments attempts to enrol all of its citizens in the worlds largest domestic biometric identification system, Aadhaar. The government was almost ready with a massive ID system, biometric data fingerprint and iris scans of a billion people.

The Narendra Modi government in New Delhi  government had attempted to make these identity cards mandatory and wanted these cards to be linked to things like tax returns, phone numbers and bank accounts.

Critics of Aadhaar had raised fears the data could be misused by the government.

TBP

16:56

High Levels of 'Good' Cholesterol Linked to Excessive Mortality "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Arthur T Knackerbracket has found the following story:

It has been accepted wisdom for many years that the more good cholesterol people have in their blood, the better. But the good cholesterol, also known as HDL, might not be as good as we think.

In any case, the results of a new study from the University of Copenhagen seriously contradict the assumption that high levels of HDL in the blood are only a good thing. The researchers have shown that people with extremely high levels of good cholesterol have a higher mortality rate than people with normal levels. For men with extremely high levels, the mortality rate was 106 per cent higher than for the normal group. For women with extremely high levels, the mortality rate was 68 per cent higher.

"These results radically change the way we understand 'good' cholesterol. Doctors like myself have been used to congratulating patients who had a very high level of HDL in their blood. But we should no longer do so, as this study shows a dramatically higher mortality rate," says Brge Nordestgaard, Professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine and one of the authors of the study.

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16:55

PERTH Trust servant faces theft charges "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Trust servant faces theft charges .

August 23, 2017 at 06:15PM .

A 52-year-old woman from the northern Perth suburb of Landsdale is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court next month on two charges of stealing

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16:55

PERTH Shaun Davidson: Tracking Australias most notorious jailbreaker "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Shaun Davidson: Tracking Australias most notorious jailbreaker .

August 24, 2017 at 02:05AM .

In January 2015, Davidson failed to appear at Perth Magistrates Court to answer to those charges and absconded to Bali on a one-month tourist visa.

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16:54

Trumps Stalking During Presidential Debate Made Her Skin Crawl, Writes Clinton "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton takes part in the Women for Women International Luncheon in New York City, New York, US, May 2, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton takes part in the Women for Women International Luncheon in New York City, New York, US, May 2, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Washington: Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says in her new book that Donald Trump made her skin crawl by stalking her around the stage in a campaign...

16:54

Political sentences to ponder what is really going on in the world and in Texas "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Veterans issues something that almost never make the national conversation unless the Veterans Administration has a juicy scandal for us to gape at loomed much larger in the questioning than health-care reform, which has obsessed the national media for the past nine months. That shouldnt really be surprising. The number of veterans in the country is roughly equal to the widely touted figure of 20 million people who gained insurance because of Obamacare.

And:

Veterans issues were the most notable way that the local conversation differed from the national one, but far from the only one. I heard more about school policy than climate change, and a great deal about very local issues indeed problems with asbestos in the water table, a local community college that someone said was doing a poor job of preparing kids for work. In the El Paso leg of the trip, which I didnt cover, Hurd says that the conversation was dominated by flooding, as heavy rains had recently filled normally dry arroyos, damaging property and displacing families.

That is from Megan McArdle, who is touring the politics of Texas, national level politics I might add, a House race.

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16:53

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Hey Clint

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Clint  a block forming part of a natural limestone pavement, separated from others by fissures; a crevice or gully in limestone rocks; a hard or flinty rock; a rocky cliff; a projecting rock or ledge; any small surface exposure of hard or flinty rock, as on a hillside or in a stream bed.

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16:53

Jet Li pays .6m to family of stunt double killed on set of Expendables 2 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Actor Jet Li has reportedly donated more than half a million pounds to the family of his stunt double who was killed during filming. Stuntman Liu Kun died on the set of The Expendables 2 in 2011. Martial artist Li paid 5.8 million Hong Kong dollars just under 580,000 to the 26-year-olds []

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16:52

Holders Man United host Burton in EFL Cup "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Holders Manchester United will begin their defence of the EFL Cup with a home tie against Championship club Burton Albion at Old Trafford. Thursdays third round draw in Beijing, which took place at 04:15 BST, also saw Liverpool drawn away to Premier League rivals Leicester. Manchester City go to West Brom, while Arsenal will []

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16:49

Capital gains tax: quite a few reasons for scepticism "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Michael Reddell points out some points re CGT that many ignore

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Going through some old papers to refresh my memory on capital gains tax (CGT) debates, I found reference to a note Id written back in 2011 headed A Capital Gains Tax for New Zealand: Ten reasons to be sceptical.  Unfortunately, I couldnt find the note itself, so you wont get all 10 reasons today.    But here are some of the reasons why Im sceptical of the sort of real world CGTs that could follow from this years election.  Mostly, repeated calls for CGTs whether from political parties, or from bodies like the IMF and OECD   seem to be about some misplaced rhetorical sense of fairness or are cover for a failure to confront and deal directly with the real problems in the regulation of the housing and urban land markets.

Anyway, here are some of the points I make:

  • in a well-functioning efficient market, there are typically

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16:46

US killing of Raqqah civilians flagrant violation of international law: Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

US killing of Raqqah civilians flagrant violation of international law: Syria Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:18:44 Syrian has called on the United Nations to halt the US-led coalitions continued targeting of civilians during their operations in Raqqah. On Wednesday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry sent two letters to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the chairman of the []

16:44

Paul Craig Roberts 296 "IndyWatch Feed War"

How We Know The So-Called Civil War Was Not Over Slavery

How We Know The So-Called Civil War Was Not Over Slavery
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16:43

Southampton, Newcastle stunned in League Cup "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

    Southamptons bid to return to the League Cup final ended in a shock defeat against Wolves, while Burnleys victory over bitter rivals Blackburn was marred by an ugly pitch invasion on Wednesday. Saints were beaten by Manchester United in last years Wembley final, but this time they didnt make it past the second []

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16:42

UEFA League: Liverpool qualify, as Qarabag make Azerbaijan history "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

    Emre Can struck twice as Liverpool convincingly defeated Hoffenheim 4-2 at Anfield on Wednesday to reach the Champions League group phase for only the second time since 2010. Germany midfielder Can found the net twice in the opening 21 minutes, either side of Mohamed Salahs first Anfield goal following his move from Roma, []

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16:41

Facebook blocks Pulitzer-winning reporter over Malta government expos "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Facebook has censored a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist for publishing a series of posts alleging corruption by the prime minister of Malta and his associates. Matthew Caruana Galizia, a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists award-winning Panama Papers team, was temporarily locked out of his Facebook account over four posts, which were deleted for []

16:39

In Europe political attitudes to Facebook are changing "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Facebooks 110m fine by the European commission for providing misleading information about data-sharing between Facebook and WhatsApp is just one of a growing number of regulatory battles the US social media giant is fighting. Facebook counts a quarter of the worlds population 1.94bn accounts as monthly active users, with 354m in Europe. WhatsApp []

16:35

No Schedule for Withdrawal of US Troops from Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

US President Donald Trump announces His Afghanistan Policy. Credit: Reuters

US President Donald Trump announces his Afghanistan Policy. Credit: Reuters

Washington: The US has said there is no time table for withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan with President Donald Trump asserting that America will pursue an honourable and enduring outcome in the war-torn country.

Trump, who ruled out a hasty withdrawal of troops while announcing his Afghanistan and South Asia policy, said in all foreign policy decisions his administration will always put the safety and security of Americans first.

We will pursue an honourable and enduring outcome in Afghanistan, worthy of the tremendous sacrifice our troops have already made. We will give our men and women in uniform the tools they need and the trust they have earned to fight and to win, he told a crowd of veterans at an American Legion conference in Reno, Nevada.

Trumps remarks come just days after he said it has been decided that the American strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia would change dramatically and American troops would fight to win.

Trump, in his first prime-time televised address as commander-in-chief, had also issued the sternest warning yet by an American leader to Pakistan for providing safe havens to terrorists and sought an enhanced role for India in bringing peace in the war-ravaged country.

Meanwhile, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that there was no time table for withdrawal from Afghanistan.

As the Pres...

16:35

Have We Lost the Ability to Adapt to Rapidly Changing Circumstances? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Successful adaptation requires a willingness to accept the risks of experimentation, innovation, flexibility and failure.

The idea that the pace of change in technology, the economy and society is accelerating is increasingly self-evident. That this acceleration exceeds our built-in ability to adapt to change is the thesis of the influential 1970 book Future Shock: as the pace of change accelerates, we can no longer process the transformative circumstances and enter a sort of brain-freeze/shut-down mode.

I discussed this most recently in Future Shock and the Greening of America (June 19, 2015) and Present Shock and the Loss of History and Context (May 22, 2013).

My insightful Facebook friend/correspondent A.A. recently proposed another reason why were failing to adapt to rapid, systemic change: we have grown too accustomed to affluence and comfort and have consequently lost the tools and values required to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances.

Here is an excerpt of A.A.s Facebook post: My own theory is easy postwar affluence leached intelligence from the US population. That is to say, the survival pressures that normally select for the smart and realistic were no longer operating.

The word intelligence is of course loaded, but A.A.s commentary defines this as smart and realisticin other words, practical intelligence that enables successful adaptation.

This calls to mind one of the key elements of natural selection: that the ability to adapt successfully boils down to recognizing and conserving/ encouraging advantageous traits and eliminating /discouraging disadvantageous traits.

Here is Charles Darwins definition of natural selectio...

16:32

Indias Supreme Court: Individual privacy is a fundamental right "IndyWatch Feed World"

The landmark ruling issued by a unanimous decision by Indias top court is a historic victory for privacy campaigners, reports Reuters. The decision by the nine-member bench of Indias Supreme Court is also a massive blow for Indias government, which argued that privacy is not a fundamental right. The issue went to the courts when Continue reading Indias Supreme Court: Individual privacy is a fundamental right

The landmark ruling issued by a unanimous decision by Indias top court is a historic victory for privacy campaigners, reports Reuters. The decision by the nine-member bench of Indias Supreme Court is also a massive blow for Indias government, which argued that privacy is not a fundamental right. The issue went to the courts when privacy groups claimed that Indias ID cardsmandatory for anyone who wants to open a bank account or filing tax returnscreated a profile of everything from an individuals friends to finances to spending habits, thus giving the government a comprehensive view into everyones life. There were also concerns about the large-scale identity theft that could happen if hackers were able to breach the databases that stored the ID card systems information.

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16:32

China tells US to Respect Pakistans Security Concerns "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

FILE PHOTO: Secretary of state Rex Tillerson greets Chinese state councilor Yang Jiechi at the State Department in Washington, US, February 28, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: Secretary of state Rex Tillerson greets Chinese state councilor Yang Jiechi at the State Department in Washington, US, February 28, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo

Beijing: The US must value Pakistans role in Afghanistan and respect its security concerns, Chinas top diplomat Yang Jiechi told US secretary of state Rex Tillerson in a phone call, accor...

16:30

How Amazons Nonstop Growth Is Creating A Brand-New Seattle "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Emerald City is booming, driven by its homegrown tech giant. But Amazon is trying to keep Seattle livable.

As I look out the window of my workspace in downtown Seattle, all I see are cranes, construction, and excavations. While this might seem like poetic exaggeration, my perch has put me at the epicenter of Seattles transformation from a big little city into something that feels more metropolitan. More accurately, though, it might be called Amazons transformation of Seattle.

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16:30

Whaleoil Backchat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. You dont have to stay on topic in these posts like you do in all others. Feel free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. If you havent tried it before, signing up for a Disqus account is free, quick, and it is easy. New []

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16:30

This Is How Neo-Nazis And Antifa Are Redefining Fashion "IndyWatch Feed World"

Alt-right and anti-fascist groups are using clothing to reflect political positions. It wont be long before the rest of us follow their lead.

As throngs of white nationalist protesters descended upon Charlottesville, they raised Nazi salutes and held tiki torches that were apparently meant to recall torchlit KKK rallies of the past. But the marchers were not clad hoods, robes, or military uniforms. The majority wore khakis and polos or button-downs. Although they were upholding an ideology of racial hatred and violence, their outfits werent particularly threatening. They looked like a bunch of golf caddies. Or accountants.

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16:28

No Durga Idol Immersion on Muharram to Avoid Clashes: Mamata Banerjee "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee also asked the people to cooperate with each other on the day of Muharram and not fall prey to provocation leading to communal problems.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee speaks at a function in Kolkata on Friday late evening. Credit: PTI

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee speaks at a function in Kolkata on Friday late evening. Credit: PTI

With Muharram scheduled a day after Dussera this year, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee asked the people on Wednesday to cooperate with each other and not to fall prey to provocation leading to communal problems.

Some quarters may try to instigate people to flare up communal tension and there are people who may try to take political advantage of this, Banerjee said, addressing a meeting of Durga Puja committees in the evening.

She asked, Why should we take the blame because of some people who are trying to take political advantage?

Banerjee directed superintendents of police (SP) in the districts to talk to Durga Puja committees and Muharram committees regarding holding of their rallies, and said that there would not be any idol immersion on October 1, on the scheduled day of Muharra...

16:26

Did the Economy Just Stumble Off a Cliff? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The signs are everywhere for those willing to look: something has changed beneath the surface of complacent faith in permanent growth.
This is more intuitive than quantitative, but my gut feeling is that the economy just stumbled off a cliff. Neither the cliff edge nor the fatal misstep are visible yet; both remain in the shadows of the intangible foundation of the economy: trust, animal spirits, faith in authorities' management, etc.
Since credit expansion is the lifeblood of the global economy, let's look at credit expansion. Courtesy of Market Daily Briefing, here is a chart of total credit in the U.S. and a chart of the percentage increase of credit.
Notice the difference between credit expansion in 1990 - 2008 and the expansion of 2009 - 2017. Credit expanded by a monumental $40+ trillion in 1990 - 2008 without any monetary easing (QE) or zero-interest rate policy (ZIRP). The expansion of 2009 - 2017 required 8 long years of mas...

16:25

Disturbing truth about all American Wars in the Mideast since WW2 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

America had no legal or constitutional right to be involved in any of them!

16:23

The Russian Revolution in East Turkistan: An Interview with David Brophy "IndyWatch Feed World"

The following interview is part of a year-long series LeftEast is running exploring the impact of the Russian Revolution in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Over the course of this anniversary year we will publish historical documents, interviews and articles reflecting on the role of 1917 in reshaping the political horizons of the region.

David Brophy is Senior Lecturer in Modern Chinese History at the University of Sydney whose work explores the history of modern Uyghur nationalism as it emerged in the context of imperial competition, reform and revolution in Russian and Chinese Turkistan. LeftEasts James Robertson spoke with Brophy on the effects of the Russian Revolution in Central Asia, the role of the imperial periphery in shaping early Soviet policy and the legacy of 1917 for the region today.

Robertson: Your book is, in large measure, a history of the birth of a modern Uyghur nationalism. But that way of characterizing it also narrows the broader view it takes on the history of the idea of being Uyghur. Rather than a straightforward narrative of the emergence of Uyghur nationalism, you instead prefer the term uyghurist politics. Can you say a little about what you mean by that? What is uyghurist politics and how does it relate to the birth of modern Uyghur nationalism?

Brophy: Youre right, in many ways these are two quite different things. Or we could at least say that todays Uyghur nationalism is only one of the possible threads to emerge from the period Im interested in in the book. Theres a common way of looking at politics in Eurasia in the early twentieth-century, which says that there were various pan- movements (e.g. pan-Turkism, pan-Slavism) on the one hand, alongside particularistic ethno-nationalisms on the other, and people had to pick between them. The case of the Uyghurs shows that thats really too simple a way of thinking about things.

The construction of a certain narrative of Uyghur history, as the glorious history of a steppe civilization distinct from surrounding Chinese, Slavic, or Iranian civilizations, had wide appeal, and not just among the Turkic-speaking Muslims of western China. Before it came to China, an idealized sense of Uyghur history as the history of all civilized Turks became a point of pride for cultural nationalists in Russia and the Ottoman Empire. If events had taken a different course, we might today still think of Uyghurism alongside pan-Turkism and Turanism as part of a set of romantic discourses that were inclusive of all the worlds Turkic peoples.

16:22

Journalism University in MP Gets 50-Acre New Campus and Cows "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The state-run Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication is going to build cowsheds on two acres of its land, to provide fresh milk to students and staff.

The university's VC has been accused of propagating RSS ideology on campus before as well. Credit: PTI

The universitys VC has been accused of propagating RSS ideology on campus before as well. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: The Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, a state university in Madhya Pradesh, is moving to a new 50-acre campus in Bishankhedi, on the outskirts of Bhopal. And along with journalism students, this new campus will house some unlikely guests cows.

According to an Indian Express report, of the 50-acre campus, two acres are too low lying for construction to be possible. The university administration, this report says, wants to use this land to build a cowshed. We dont have the expertise to run a gaushala. Whoever runs it will decide on the number of cows and where to source them, vice chancellor B.K. Kuthiala told the Indian Express. According to Outlook, the university r...

16:21

These are the 7 Types of People You Need to Cut Out of Your Life Immediately! "IndyWatch Feed National"

Toxic people are everywhere, these toxic people have an extremely negative impact on our lives. We need to make sure to identify these toxic people and cut them out of our lives before they sink their teeth into our well-being.

Getting rid of toxic people can and will mean kicking friends out of your life, romantic partners, and in some cases family members. Unfortunately, sometimes it is something that has to be done. If you have ever gotten rid of a toxic person before you know how relieving it is. The following types of people are the most common types of toxic people but some people will fit into more than one of these categories.

I am more than aware that it can be hard to exile people who you care about, but when they are negatively impacting your life and refuse to stop you need to do something. Cutting ties is sometimes the best answer and you should never feel bad for doing so. You have to put yourself first no matter the situation.

7 Types of People You Need to Get Out of Your Life:

1. The Antisocial Personality

This person takes advantage of you and can sometimes become violent. While he or she may care about you to an extent they are not worth the trouble they put you through. These people are what most call sociopaths. If you know anything about sociopaths you know there is no place for them in your life.

2. The Critic

This person judges you all the time. He or she makes you feel as if you are not good enough in all aspects of life and enough is enough!

3. The Arrogant Prick

This person is annoying and intimidating; they are someone you already do your best to avoid. Cutting him or her out of your life only makes sense! People who make you uncomfortable to this extreme extent are not people you need to be around.

4. The Passive Aggressor

This person will always keep you waiting and in some cases make you late to most of your appointments. He or she will never truly allow you to understand what point it is that they are trying to get across, and you will forever be walking on eggshells around them.

5. The Narcissist

While a narcissist can sometimes be an arrogant prick they are usually a bit worse than that. He or she thinks that the world revolves around them, and you dont really mean anything to them anyway. They will look down on you and manipulate you so that they can get...

Disney is using a Pokmon Go-like AR treasure hunt to promote Star Wars: The Last Jedi "IndyWatch Feed World"

Called Find the Force, the marketing campaign begins on Friday, September 1 (aka Force Friday), and will last three days, reports Bloomberg. To take place in the treasure hunt, youll need to download a Pokmon Go-like Star Wars augmented reality app and visit various retail locations that sell Star Wars merchandise. Use the app to Continue reading Disney is using a Pokmon Go-like AR treasure hunt to promote Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Called Find the Force, the marketing campaign begins on Friday, September 1 (aka Force Friday), and will last three days, reports Bloomberg. To take place in the treasure hunt, youll need to download a Pokmon Go-like Star Wars augmented reality app and visit various retail locations that sell Star Wars merchandise. Use the app to scan special logos on cut-out figures in stores to unlock character-based collectibles. If you post your finds on social media, youll be eligible to win Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere tickets and other prizes. The treasure hunt will take place in over 20,000 stores in 30 countries. May the Force be with you on your AR hunt.

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16:17

Police Stood By As Mayhem Mounted in Charlottesville "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Charlottesville bucolic town in Virginias heartland. At about 10 a.m. today, at one of countless such confrontations, an angry mob of white supremacists formed a battle line across from a group of counter-protesters, many of them older and gray-haired, who had gathered near a church parking lot. The police did little to stop the bloodshed. []

16:16

I Went to a Balinese Trance Ceremony "IndyWatch Feed National"

An unanticipated phone call in the afternoon alerts me that a Daratan ceremony is taking place in a matter of minutes at Pura Dalem Agung, a Hindu temple in the coastal mountains of Seraya Berat. Suddenly, I am beaming; I have been waiting to attend one of these ceremonies for years.

I uncurl from my stupor in the hammock and dash to my bedroom as if I am Beyonc running late for the Met Gala. I plough through the cupboards for my ceremonial get-up, find my udeng (ceremonial hat) and slap it atop my frazzled hair at a crooked angle, throw a sarong around my waist and neglect to put underwear on a favourite new trend of mine. I then dive into the car and haul-ass up a serpentine trail filled with potholes, frightened chickens and topless Balinese women.

I make it just in time.

The banten (offerings) have gone out to the gods; sembahyang (Balinese-Hindu prayers) have just ended; bakso (traditional Balinese soup) has been slurped; the local men have smoked their gudang garum cigarettes. I am the only foreigner present.

It all happens so fast. Drumming erupts and suddenly the Balinese villagers, hundreds of them, are scurrying atop the meadow grass towards the front of the temple a towering structure of carved volcanic rock contorting skyward all cheering and chanting as mankus (Balinese priests) stand atop the cracked cement steps, flicking holy water over the crowd with their bamboo sticks. I follow en masse, pretending I know whats going on. Those of us who receive a douse of the cleansing liquid clamber backwards against the oncoming tide of villagers.

As I back away, an elderly woman catches my gaze. A cheeky grin of knowingness sweeps across her face, and Im mesmerised as she moves into the centre of the field to join the other dancers. The crowd expands around the procession of dancers floating into the centre of the ringed space as the smoke from hundreds of incense sticks swirls into the air. The dancers begin moving their bodies to the riveting sound of 30 men bashing away at drums and gongs as the hubbub stirs through the crowd, leading to an eruption of cheers. The dancers hands twist in the air, their bodies twirl in a dream-like dance and their eyes goggle towards the heavens.

The drumming and cheering amplifies throughout the arena, the temple vibrates with energy, and darkness descends upon the crowd as the horizon flutters in a fiery haze from the dying sunset.

Then th...

16:11

Mayor or manager? Tbilisi chooses its kingpin "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Here in Tbilisi, were preparing for mayoral elections in October. The race will be heated, but can the role actually change anything for the better?

Tbilisis City Hall, completed 1878, stands on Liberty Square, behind a monument to St George. Photo CC-by-SA-2.0: George Kvizhinadze / Wikimedia Commons. Some rights reserved.

Amid heated discussions about new constitutional reforms initiated by the ruling Georgian Dream government, Georgia is gearing up for local elections this October. The contest is likely to be a fight for survival for the remnants of the United National Movement (UNM), the former ruling party of Mikheil Saakashvili, which split in two at the start of this year. Some eleven regional district and city heads are to be elected, but the greatest prize will be Tbilisi, Georgias capital and largest economic hub.

The talk in Tbilisi is all about the candidates for the citys next mayor, and what their priorities will be in governing the city (elections for the Sakrebulo, or City Assembly, will also be held in parallel). But for all this excitement, our society hasnt paid a lot of attention to the political significance of mayors role and what powers it has to change anything. What, then, is the measure of a mayor in Georgia today?

The lineup

Tbilisis mayoralty is no stranger to controversy. Tbilisis current mayor, Georgian Dreams Davit Narmania, won his post in August 2014 in a runoff vote against UNM candidate Nika Melia. The contest was marred by the controversial arrest in July 2015 of long-time mayor Gigi Ugulava, a close Saakashvili ally who came to power in 2006 (Ugulava was re-elected in Tbilisis first ever direct elections for mayor in 2010). Georgian Dream, brainchild of the billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, had...

16:09

Neither here, nor there: Georgian refugees from Abkhazia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Twenty five years have passed since the war in Abkhazia, but ethnic Georgian refugees from the breakaway territory remain in limbo. RU

1994. Refugees traverse a ruined bridge over the Inguri River, which separates Abkhazia from Georgia proper. Photo (c): Tutov / RIA Novosti. All rights reserved.

In the Soviet period Abkhazia, a balmy region on the Black Sea coast and popular summer destination among the USSRs elites, enjoyed autonomous status within the Georgian republic. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, ethnic Abkhaz with some Russian support fought a brutal war against the Georgian government in 1992-93. The catastrophe left more than 250,000 Georgians (who had constituted a majority in the region) homeless. In August 2008, Russia recognised the territory as independent  the overwhelming majority of states consider it part of Georgia.

No home away from home

The houses in the Georgian village of Orsantia line the road into Abkhazia, a mere 200 metres away past the border crossing point. Of the villages 3,500 inhabitants, 1,400 are ethnic Georgian refugees from the unrecognised republic, who fled their homes during the conflict.

The centre of this small settlement consists of a grocery store, a local administrative building and some half-derelict structures, one of which hosts the office of Egrisi. Its an NGO supporting both the displaced population and Georgians who have managed to remain in Abkhazia to this day (they still form a majority in the regions southernmost Gali district, bordering Georgian government-controlled territory). Egrisis activities range from providing grants to set up bakeries and building greenhouses for local families.

Until 1992, Egrisis head Tsitsino Biblaia lived in the nearby Gali district, where she taught at a school. After the conflict broke out, she was forced to flee to Zugdidi, the capital of Georgias Samegrelo province to the west. She tells me how,...

16:03

Fifty Years Later, NSA Keeps Details of Israels USS Liberty Attack Secret "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On June 8, 1967, an Israeli torpedo tore through the side of the unarmed American naval vessel USS Liberty, approximately a dozen miles off the Sinai coast. The ship, whose crew was under command of the National Security Agency, was intercepting communications at the height of the Six-Day War when it came under direct Israeli []

16:01

Building (Only) Toilets Isnt Always the Answer to Ending Open Defecation "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

In north Bihars Kosi, groundwater is very close to the surface, so people prefer to have their toilets farther away from home or they think defecation will contaminate their drinking water supply.

A boy standing near a river channel in Saharsa district, Bihar. Credit: Ranjeet Kumar Sahani

A boy standing near a river channel in Saharsa district, Bihar. Credit: Ranjeet Kumar Sahani

Ranjeet Kumar Sahani is a PhD student at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Bengaluru.

In a speech in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, We are living in the 21st century. The poor womenfolk of the village wait for the night, until darkness descends, to defecate in the open. Cant we make better arrangements of toilets for the dignity of our mothers and sisters? Two months later, he launched a campaign called Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to end open defecation throughout the country by 2019, together with the construction of 75 million toilets.

It is important to discuss Swachh Bharat Abhiyan now because the deadline of the mission is not very far. Also, the recent trend in terms of open defecation has been not-so-satisfactory for the ambitions of the mission started in 2014. This is because its success rate seems to be very low even though the program is supported by central and state...

16:00

Dutch concert cancelled after terror tip-off from Spanish police "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dutch concert cancelled after terror tip-off from Spanish police | 24 Aug 2017 | A concert in Rotterdam has been cancelled after a tip-off about a potential terror threat from Spanish police. The city's mayor, Ahmed Aboutaleb, said gas bottles were found in a small van with Spanish number plates found near the venue, where American rock group Allah-Las were due to perform.

16:00

China slams protectionist US trade probe "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

File photo of US President Donald Trump with Chinese President Xi Jinping [Xinhua]

China, on Thursday, expressed strong dissatisfaction with the US decision to probe its intellectual-property practices.

We will take all the necessary measures to resolutely defend the interests of China and Chinese firms, Chinas Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said at a briefing Thursday.

The spokesperson said China is disappointed with the unilateral and protectionist US action.

The US investigation of China based on domestic laws sabotages the existing international trading system, Feng added.

China has said earlier that the US is disregarding World Trade Organization rules by conducting the probe under domestic laws.

The response follows the announcement by US President Donald Trump asking his countrys top trade official to review Chinas practices regarding intellectual property.

During his presidential campaign rally, Trump had promised to push China to play by the rules.

In 2016, US-China trade amounted to $648 billion.

TBP and Agencies

15:55

Buhari is sick, tired, Fayose insists "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose yesterday insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari is too sick to carry on with the enormous responsibility of a president. I have no apologies for all I have said about him because I am saying the truth. Addressing political office holders and leaders across the 16 councils of the state, []

The post Buhari is sick, tired, Fayose insists appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

15:52

This Robot Ship Experiment Could Disrupt the Global Shipping Industry "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Japans largest container line plans to test a remote-controlled vessel across the Pacific Ocean in 2019 as it pursues fully autonomous technology that could disrupt the global shipping industry.

Nippon Yusen K.K. is considering using a large container ship for the test from Japan to North America and a crew will be on standby for safe operations, Hideyuki Ando, a senior general manager at Monohakobi Technology Institute, said in an interview Wednesday. The institute, a unit of Nippon Yusen, conducts research and development in areas such as safe vessel operation, energy saving, and logistics.

15:45

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

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

The post Gold, Blockchain Technology and Belt & Road Initiative appeared first on The Daily Coin.

15:38

Patent Trolls Network-1 and Microsoft-Connected Finjan and Intellectual Ventures in the News Again "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Apple has agreed to pay $25 million to settle a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Network-1 Technologies, which was suing over a patent from 1999 that basically just describes a simple file system function. (Source: Apple pays $25 million in settlement with patent troll)

Summary: Microsofts extensive network of patent trolls and parasites as seen in this weeks (mostly yesterdays) news a network Microsoft habitually sics on its competition and a reminder of the menace known as Network-1 (article on the right, excerpt above)

THE plague of patent trolls (especially in the US) is not a solved issue. Sure, things are getting a little better, but there are many US patents (still being granted by the USPTO) which can potentially be used by trolls at any time. There neednt even be litigation; sometimes blackmail/extortion is enough for these trolls to extract protection money, as is most often the case (its impossible to tell just how many times it happens, maybe a hundred thousand times per year).

There neednt even be litigation; sometimes blackmail/extortion is enough for these trolls to extract protection money, as is most often the case (its impossible to tell just how many times it happens, maybe a hundred thousand times per year).Finjan, a Microsoft-connected patent troll, has been very active recently. It bragged about new lawsuits early in the month and did it again later. So several times so far this month (even in August when everyone is away), Finjan filed lawsuits, bragging about it in paid press releases. How many unknown firms out there paid protection money to this malicious troll? Yesterday, Watchtroll showed its true face by lobbying for this troll or at least justifying this behaviour. This kind of support for trolls is why...

15:37

Macron Moves to Restore French Colonial Power "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

 

France has proposed setting up camps inside Libya in order to control the migration flows.  Macron has acted alone once again illustrating that the EU design fails.  Macron is once more pursuing the objectives of a neo-colonial power restoring France to its former glory not unlike Putin. Macron wants to control Libya settling in the area taking control of the country thereby extending its sphere of influence to restore its former colonial glory to the Maghreb and also sub-Saharan Africa.

Macron is acting unilaterally with no regard for the interests of the rest of Europe or the Mediterranean countries. This is the problem with the entire EU project. Merkel unilaterally opened the doors to all of Europe to the refugees to save her personal falling polls. Now we have Macron attempting to restore the colonial power of France over Northern Africa also without consulting anyone.

It is bad enough that there is no democratic process inside Europe where all Europeans could vote in Germany on September 24th regarding Merkel, yet she is the dominant politicians that controls the lives throughout Europe. This is either one country like the United States and you surrender national power to Brussels, or you terminate Brussels and reduce the EU to simple a trade agreement. You cannot have it both ways.

15:37

Peoples Summit against FTAs and RCEP "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hundreds of people gathered in Hyderabad, India, between 22 and 26 July 2017, in opposition to the 19th round of negotiations of the 16-nation Free Trade Agreement (FTA) called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Over 500 negotiators met in secret from 24 to 28 July to deregulate laws to further open up markets in []

15:36

Beware the real Political Threat from Within "IndyWatch Feed World"

The future of military and eventually police is to replace the boots on the ground with robots. Duke Robotics has come out now with drones that carry machine-guns. This video shows really the future of war and eventually they will use terrorism as an excuse to use them domestically.

Historically, the shape a countrys Armed Forces takes has traditionally reflected first and foremost the external threats that a nation faces. In a democratic republic, the armys main goal use to be to protect society. We were told that a republic will only commit to such an international obligation on behalf of its own well-being and security. Therefore, in only these type of situations, would an army take on such obligations requiring the use of military force.

The second factor influencing the shape of the a nations army was its social role. Most importantly, the army evolved post-Depression acting as a social boon to everyone who serves in it. Because of the abuse of the soldier post-World War I which they used current troops to chase out the veterans from Washington who were demanding their promised Bonus, when World War II came, the politicians had lied and abused the soldiers from World War I, they had to introduce the GI Bill and turn it into a Social Boon that became something beneficial to a specific person with careers an...

15:31

It is Always a Matter of Capital Flows "IndyWatch Feed National"

QUESTION: Do you use astrology as one of your inputs as to cycles? There are, as you most likely know, financial astrologers who have tracked the patterns of planets that co-incide with market movements.

ANSWER: No. I am fully aware that some people use that and I have been told sometimes it lines up with our targets once in a while. Our model is strictly correlating hard data nothing subjective. Following the movement of capital is the breadcrumbs through the forest.

My personal goal is to step back and let the computer write the reports and forecast the world.

15:30

This popular Meme about Free Speech is flawed "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

That is wrong. What if telephone line providers took away your right to use the telephone because they thought you were an A-hole? What if no power company would provide power to your home because of who you vote for? What if German car manufacturers refused to sell cars to Jews or Muslim countries refused []

The post This popular Meme about Free Speech is flawed appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:30

These Earbuds Let You Record The World In Immersive 3D Audio "IndyWatch Feed World"

The startup Hooke Audio makes a pair of bluetooth earbuds whose layered audio is similar to how we experience sound in the real world.

Its amazing what we tolerate when it comes to recorded sound. Take your smartphone, for instance. With each annual upgrade cycle comes notable enhancements in specs like processor speed and the clarity and resolution of photos and videos. Yet as these gadgets enable us to document our lives in greater visual fidelity, one detail barely ever budges: the depth of sound.

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15:30

Control The Air Conditioning With Slack "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

[Raphael Baron] needed a better way to control his offices air conditioning units. Sure, they have remotes, but thats too easy. [Raphael] came up with a solution that uses an ESP8266, a computer, IR LEDs, and a bot that runs on Slack.

[Raphael] built a prototype of the ESP8266 hardware on protoboard and used it to read and record the IR signals from the remote. Once hed figured out the issues he was having with the IR library he was using, he could use it to send the IR commands to the AC unit. Since their office has two AC units, [Raphael] built a second prototype which had two IR LEDs but didnt have the IR receiver. Using this he could turn both AC units on and off and set their temperatures.

For the server, [Raphael] turned to Clojure, a dialect of Lisp, which provides easy access to the Java Framework, mainly to get practice working with the language. The servers main responsibility is to use Slacks real-time API to listen for messages from a Slack bot and forward them to the ESP. In this way, a user talking to the Slack bot can send it messages which the server forwards to the microcontroller which, in turn, parses the messages and send IR commands to the AC units.

[Raphael] admits that this isnt the most advanced, professional stuff, but it doesnt matter. The schematics for the ESP8266 board and the code for both the ESP board and the server are available on GitHub. There seems to be a lot of hacks using Slack, such as this NERF Turret controlled by a Slack bot.  Or this jukebox that users can interact with by talking to a Slack bot.


Filed under: hardware, internet hacks

15:30

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

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

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

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

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


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15:30

Happy 20th, South Park! Here Are Our Favorite Tech/Innovation Jokes From The Show "IndyWatch Feed World"

As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of South Park this month, a look back at Cartman and Co.s funniest brushes with tech culture and innovation.

As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of South Park this month, a look back at Cartman and Co.s funniest brushes with tech culture and innovation.

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15:30

Fashion Writer Liz Segran On Helmut Lang, Toddler Spit-Up, And 42-Pocket Vests "IndyWatch Feed World"

Some top tips and tricks from Fast Companys No. 1 fashion expert, Liz Segran.

Our Staff Recommender series is back! Here, Liz Segran, our resident fashion expert, shares her hacks for working remotely, the app that has saved her hours of time, and where she thinks the fashion industry is headed.

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15:25

How to Increase Your Serotonin Levels Naturally to Stop Feeling Sad, Depressed and Ill-Tempered "IndyWatch Feed World"

Yes, it is possible to increase your serotonin levels naturally! If for some reason you dont want to take conventional medication or simply cannot afford it these alternatives could benefit you greatly.

For those who may not know, serotonin is the chemical in our brains that makes us happy. It improves our moods and reduces depression and anxiety. Without it, you will become severely unhappy and things will get dreadful quickly.

Some of the symptoms of lack of serotonin are as follows:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic pain
  • Migraine headaches
  • Muscle pain
  • Panic attacks
  • Hormone dysfunction

These symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on how bad your serotonin deficiency really is. Below is a list of natural ways that you can use to naturally increase your serotonin levels. Once you begin doing these things I can guarantee you will notice a dramatic increase in your mood within little time.

1. Make sure you are getting plenty of B6

This promotes the production of serotonin and can be found in the following foods:

  • Turkey breast
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pistachios
  • Avocado
  • Pinto beans
  • Chicken breast
  • Spinach
  • Cauliflower
  • Garlic

2. Get more exercise

Making sure you get the right amount of exercise is important. Researchers have found that exercise is able to boost serotonin levels as well as immunity.

3. Spend more time in the sunlight

The sunlight can be very useful when it comes to increasing your levels of serotonin. As you may know, sunlight is necessary for good health, and this is because UV light (the sun) helps us to get the vitamin D we need which stimulates the production of serotonin.

4. Cut as much stress as you can from your life

This is one of those things that is easier said than done, but if someone or something is causing you unnecessary stress, GET RID OF IT/THEM. I promise it will feel as if a weight has been lifted...

15:23

Business Support Executive "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) works and collaborates with marine scientists and research organisations throughout the world and is recognised as a leading authority in many globally important areas of marine science. SAMS Research Services Ltd (SRSL) is the Enterprise division of the SAMS Group and works with the science teams to identify, develop and exploit commercial opportunities across the wide and diverse spread of marine research output.

15:22

Obaseki visits accident scene, family of victim "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, yesterday visited the scene of an accident which claimed the lives of nine people on Upper Sokponba Road, Benin City, even as he visited the family of one of the victims. The governor also visited the family of the late Mrs. Osemwonyenmwen Moses, at 20, Osemwingie Street, Off Upper Sokponba []

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15:20

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Aug. 24, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Aug. 24 2017

Compiled 12:01 am EDT 24 Aug. 2017 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com

Source: Dinar Chronicles

A. Restored Republic via a GCR: Summary of Events as of Aug. 23, 2017:

1. Coming to a climax this week was bankruptcy of the corporate United States, corporate governments of our states of states and other countries such as corporates of Russia, China, Germany, etc. (by business structural linkage).

2. This week in the Washington, DC bankruptcy court, all appropriate creditor and ownership interests of the bankrupt corporation claims of the We the People of the United States of America, were being delineated and defended. (On June 29, 2017 we had claimed our rights as the security interest holders of the United States and all franchises.)

3. Iraq revalued their Dinar last Thurs. Aug. 17.

4. Starting FX algorithmic settings (currency rates) began Sun. morning Aug. 20.

5. On Mon. Aug. 21 Rafidain Bank announced payment of salaries of staff of the University of Mosul and the Iraqi University.

6. On Aug. 21, 22 there was a global test run of the RV, Quantum banking system installation, diagnostic testing and operational stress tests.

7. The Emergency Broadcast System went off before 2 am EDT Aug. 22.

8. As of Aug. 22 the Global Currency Reset was said to be live everywhere but in the US.

9. US Treasury Reserve Notes were active and available for global trading starting Tues. morning 3am London time Aug. 22.

10. The Minsk Agreement was suddenly finalized on Aug. 22.

11. By Aug. 23 some Iraqi in-country Qi Cards had been activated at a program rate (1166), and outside the country at a new rate.

12. A ceasefire in the Ukraine was implemented on Aug. 23.

13. A truce in Israel began Wed. Aug. 23.

14. All members of the American Bar Association must file their Foreign Agent Registrations no later than Sept. 1, 2017.

15. If an officer of the court was not properly designated in the courts by this date that he/she would be practicing fraudulently. It sounded as though our new legal system was meant to be decloaked on or about...

15:18

60 million Pakistanis threaten by toxic ground water "IndyWatch Feed World"

The largest ever assessment of water quality in Pakistan has found that as many as 60 million people are at risk because of high concentrations of arsenic in ground water on the Indus Plain. The study, conducted by a team led by Joel Podgorski from the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, measured arsenic concentrations from 1200 sites across the country, most of them hand- and motor-operated pumps. Using the test results, Pogorski and colleagues then constructed a "hazard map", factoring in statistical estimates of arsenic movement through groundwater. The results suggest that much of the Indus Plain contains arsenic levels above the maximum recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The study - published in the journal Science Advances - confirms and extends the results of recent previous, smaller studies. In February this year the journal Environment International published a paper assessing the health risks posed by consuming a diet based on arsenic-laced water in Pakistan. The research, led by Hifza Rasheed of the University of Leeds, UK, used questionnaires to establish the average intake of water, rice and wheat per person. It found that daily water and wheat consumption were both higher than current WHO recommendations, while rice intake was below par.

15:17

Google Express Ditches Annual Fee, Adds Walmart and Voice App Ordering "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Walmart has partnered with Google, allowing items to be bought online through Google Express. Google has also gotten rid of the annual membership fee for the service, instead offering free shipping for orders above a minimum amount (dependent on the store):

With an eye on the future of online retailing, Walmart and Google are teaming up to go after rival Amazon in a play that also targets the growing market for voice-activated shopping. Starting next month, Walmart customers will be able to access hundreds of thousands of products from the company's shelves everything from dish washing soap to dining tables via the online retailing service Google Express. Until now, Walmart's enormous inventory was available online only through the company's own website.

Walmart customers will be able to place an order by simply saying it out loud, using either the Google Assistant app or the voice-activated speaker Google Home. Voice-enabled shopping is still in its infancy, but analysts say it is a rapidly growing piece of the pie. "When it comes to voice shopping, we want to make it as easy as possible for our customers. That's why it makes sense for us to team up with Google," Marc Lore, the president and CEO of Walmart U.S. eCommerce, writes in a blog post today.

Also on Wednesday, Google announced that it was getting rid of a $95 annual membership fee for Express and would offer free delivery on orders above a minimum.

The move is seen as a response to Amazon and Alexa voice ordering.

Google Express was launched in 2013.

Previously: Walmart Kills Amazon Prime-like Service, Expands Free Shipping


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15:16

The conservation of coercion? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

These aspects raise an uncomfortable possibility for libertarians: is there a sort of law of conservation of coercion in well-functioning societies? A community with a minimal state can only function if it is thick enough and homogeneous enough to enforce sanctions for antisocial behavior that are almost state-like in their severity, and, furthermore, can make them stick. Freeing individuals from their smothering parochialisms will lead to a compensating increase in the scope and reach of the state as people search for a new solution to social dilemmas formerly handled via informal means. Conversely, attempts to suddenly curtail state power may lead to chaos in the intervening period when social institutions have not yet reasserted themselves. Principled libertarians might still have good reasons to prefer the non-state forms of compulsionamong them the arguments from public choice economics and a federalist preference for decisions being made at the lowest feasible level, where actors are most likely to have relevant information. But increased freedom may not be one of them.

Here is more:

Kuznicki thinks the engineering mindset in political theory is an antidote to what he sees as a philosophical tradition of abstract theorizing that puts the state on a pedestal and makes it into an almost metaphysical nexus of the human condition. But as I look around, much of the vapid theorizing seems to be in favor of liberalism writ large, while the best current example of a state built on hard-nosed pragmatism is Singapore. Kuznicki himself is a representative of a currently fashionable sort of cosmopolitan libertarianism that has never existed in governmental form, and which I suspect is the least likely form of government ever to exist. What if a practical politics that took account of human frailty implied a world formed from a combination of cosmopolitan but illiberal city-states, unified but homogeneous nation-states, and sprawling empires that vacillate between centrifugal and centripetal tendencies? In fact, this is the world that has existed for most of recorded history. Perhaps the real ideological blinders are those which tell us that we have transcended this condition and can replace it with something else.

That is from William Wilson in American Affairs, hat tip goes to Garett Jones and Rogue WPA Staff.  Here is...

15:11

Out of Control: The Washington War Making Machine "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Do you trust Trump enough to allow him to start a nuclear war

Do you trust Trump enough to allow him to start a nuclear war on an assumption?

The alleged DNC leaks and the so-called Russiagate are a hoax concocted to perpetuate crisis, and nothing more. Most people sense this, but cannot effectively argue with the massive propaganda machine drumming in every American ear. The most powerful country in the world is now a runaway war making machine. Heres a new and sentient look at the supposed Russian election meddling.

Washington is off the reservation since Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 race for president. The government of the United States is now making policy and law based on what groups of elites want, and not on what is best for the American people. Most of my friends in the US will not even argue this point. Weve always known that politicians lie, only now have the lies threatened the foundations of liberty. Presenting no tangible evidence whatsoever to the American people, US legislatures ask the people to take on faith allegations that effect billions of people around the world. Corporate, government, and foreign interest corroborate without any shred of proof. If we had not overused the spooky Big Brother is Watching message these last few years, then this Orwellian reality could at least have a moniker. The sequence of recent events should have peaked our interest, but they have not. Trump goes to Europe and meets Putin. Immediately afterward Congress is whopped over the head by the Israeli lobby (AIPAC) to draft and vote a law lumping Russia in with North Korea and Iran. All the while concrete evidence is withheld from the American people, and contravening evidence is ignored. Some even say the presidency has been usurped, and the crisis machine stampedes onward. Russias Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev said:

Trumps administration has demonstrated total impotence by surrendering its executive authority to Congress in the most humiliating way.

We should feel as if we are caught on a hamster wheel right now, but somehow the masses move on in numb apathy. The Nation reports on a group of former US i...

15:07

Iran exports $3m tomato, others to Nigeria "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Iran has exported about $3 million tomato and other goods to Nigeria during the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year starting March 21, 2017. An official with the Trade Promotion Organisation of Iran, Mahmoud Haji-Yousefipour, listed that main exported commodities to Nigeria between March and July 2017 as including tomato paste, chocolate []

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15:07

Nipco raises stake in 11Plc with N4.84bn "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Nigerian fuel distributor, Nipco Plc, has bought another 3.23 per cent stake in 11 Plc, fuel retailer formerly known as Mobil Oil Nigeria, for N4.84 billion ($16 million) to increase its holding to 70 per cent. Nipcos investment subsidiary in October bought 60 per cent of Mobil Oil Nigeria from Exxon Mobil Corp., when []

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15:07

UPC Hopefuls (Litigation Firms) Come to Life Amid Unitary Patent EPO Text, But Nothing New to See Here "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

I want to believeSummary: The UPC lobby (patent law firms) wakes up and the media props up the illusion of UPC progress, owing to nothing more than an EPO report/guidance that is oddly-timed and totally inadequate (makes false assumptions)

THE EPOs release/announcement of the PDF yesterday morning, combined with various other factors, would have us believe theres some kind of progress. But theres none. Its merely an illusion. Benot Battistelli is leaving in 9 months, his protector leaves in one month, and Germany might not be able to do anything until next year (if ever). As for the UK, theres this new publication about the UK patent system, published yesterday by the UK-IPO. Managing IPs pro-UPC front has already spun this as some kind of thing about the UPC. But its not. Timely report by @The_IPO, it wrote, 3 main UPC states compared. Majority UK patents via @EPOorg. UK legal costs higher but ok

Theyre just blowing wind into the sails using their bare mouths.When they say UPC states they just mean EU states. Putting aside all that propaganda, theres nothing to see here. Theyre just blowing wind into the sails using their bare mouths. Also yesterday there was this tweet from Dr. Luke McDonagh, linking to this report from yesterday and adding: UK retreat from CJEU pledge leaves possibility that UK Unified Patent Court division could stay (if UPC goes ahead)

As Ive told him (publicly), the article says nothing about the UPC (which is dead for reasons other than the UK).

Why this obsession with the UPC and why are particular Brits trying to interject the UPC into things that have nothing to do with it? CJEUs post-Brexit status is still an unknown, as it always was.

It did not take long for...

15:07

The Circulars 2018 Entries close 30th September "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Circulars, an initiative of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Forum of Young Global Leaders, is the world's premier circular economy award program. The awards provide recognition to individuals and organizations making notable contributions to the circular economy in the private and public sector and across civil society. The annual awards are hosted at WEF's Annual Meeting in Davos. Last year Nike, Patagonia, the Scottish Government and Bill McDonough were among the winners recognized during the event at Davos.

15:01

#freeisnotfair: a response from the Copyright Agency "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australias copyright system can continually be improved. But there are better ways to do it than merely importing a controversially complex copyright approach from the US. Our system needs to be more nuanced than that and there is scope for the government to facilitate discussions aimed at reasonable, sensible reforms.

15:00

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Clint  a block forming part of a natural limestone pavement, separated from others by fissures; a crevice or gully in limestone rocks; a hard or flinty rock; a rocky cliff; a projecting rock or ledge; any small surface exposure of hard or flinty rock, as on a hillside or in a stream bed.


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15:00

Pope Francis is an idiot "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Political leaders from all over the world were urged by Pope Francis to defend migrants. He said that migrant safety must be paramount, arguing that they should also surpass national security concerns. The pontiff continued to say that refugees must not be collectively deportedThe popes message comes at a time when Europeans increasingly harbor anti-immigrant []

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14:58

The Pineal Gland, Higher Self Protection & Geomagnetic Field Correlations w/ Heather Sartain "IndyWatch Feed National"

010 The Pineal Gland, Higher Self Protection & Geomagnetic Field Correlations w/ Heather Sartain

by: Enlighten Up

We welcome Heather Sartain to our show today who is a professor at the University of Houston, has a degree in Geophysics and Astronomy, is an expert on the pineal gland, and was recently on Cosmic Disclosure with David Wilcock and Corey Goode. She is currently working on 3 books, one which is called The Devolution of the Pineal Gland. She will be sharing with us some information that isn't even published yet so we are excited to have her on the show.

Topics discussed:

What is the pineal gland? What is its purpose? What is the connection to pineal gland calcification and fluoride? Why is fluoride being added to our water supply? Does fluoride really prevent cavities and if so, do we really need it?

How does fluoride effect our spiritual connection? What are the ways we can decalcify our pineal gland? What will happen to us spiritually when we do? What is the relationship between the pineal gland and 'crossing over' to the other side when one passes?

Is there a correlation to the energy field of our pineal glands and the geomagnetic field? What does this mean and do humans have an influence on this? Do we as humans possess a much stronger power than we're lead to believe?

Plus a bonus introduction to E.Ts! Heather's father worked for NASA and Lockheed Martin as an aerospace engineer before passing away in 2013. Before he did he shared with her some interesting information about UFO's and their technology found in the infamous Roswell crash as well as others. Does some of our communication technology actually come from recovered and reverse engineered UFO technology found?

Find all of this out and more in episode 10!

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14:53

Nuclear Apocalypse: Trump and Kim Should Not Hold the World Hostage "IndyWatch Feed War"

Not too far away from Seattle, Washington there are eight ballistic-missile submarines carrying the worlds large shipments of nuclear weapons.

The 560-foot-long black submarines are docked at the Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, hauling what is described by Rick Anderson in a recent Los Angeles Times article as the largest concentration of deployed nuclear weapons in the US.

If it were a sovereign nation, Anderson wrote, quoting government estimates, Washington State would be the third-largest nuclear-weapons power in the world.

One is often haunted by this manifest reality, especially whenever a nuclear crisis between the US and North Korea flares up, such as the one which started late July. At the time, US President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with fire and fury like the world has never seen before, while Kim Jong-un seemed undaunted.

Americans are assured by their military power both conventional and nuclear. Most people here are either not aware, or simply do not care, about the disparity between their countrys nuclear capabilities and the miniscule nuclear weapons program operated by North Korea.

Visiting Kitsap-Bangor in early August, US Defense Secretary, James N. Mattis, toured the USS Kentucky and declared that the submarine is ready for action, if needed.

The nuclear load that the USS Kentucky alone carries is equal to 1,400 bombs, the size of which the US dropped and subsequently destroyed Hiroshima with in 1945.

North Koreas saber-rattling in recent weeks which are a repeat of previous episodes such as in April of this year and twice last year should be cause for alarm. But far scarier is the fact that North Koreas entire nuclear stockpiles consist of 60 nuclear weapons, compared with 6,970 owned by the US, out of which 1,750 are operational.

To place these numbers in a global perspective, there are an estimated 15,000 nuclear weapons, worldwide.

While the North Koreans require a sixth successful test to put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), the US has conducted 1,030 such nuclear tests, starting in July 1945.

Surely, one cannot excuse the foolish and desperate behavior of Pyongyang and its beloved leader. But the truth is Kim Jong-un is behaving in a way consistent...

14:52

Okorocha commended for upgrading Imo zoo "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Satisfied with the progress made in the upgrade of the Imo Zoological Garden, the National Association of Zoological Gardens and Wildlife Parks yesterday commended Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state for investing in tourism and wildlife. Speaking during a courtesy visit to Okorocha shortly after inspecting the state of the zoo, National President of the []

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14:51

Hillary Clinton's book sounds like a rip-snorter! "IndyWatch Feed National"

Remember that little number Hillary! Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones call for destruction of Bill Clinton statue AUGUST 17, 2017 BY KYLE OLSON Why does America honor an accused rapist? Thats what Juanita Broaddrick wants to know. Speaking exclusively to The American Mirror, Broaddrick denounced the lack of efforts to uproot...

14:50

August 24th 2017 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #217 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

14:45

Thursday August 24th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

14:45

Thousands of Dead Remain Under Mosul Rubble; 46 Killed in Iraq "IndyWatch Feed War"

The dead are slowly being exhumed from under Mosul's destroyed buildings, but casualty counts aren't being released.

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14:40

NEW 'Off The Hook' ONLINE "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

NEW 'Off The Hook' ONLINE

Posted 24 Aug, 2017 4:10:42 UTC

The new edition of Off The Hook from 23/08/2017 has been archived and is now available online.

14:39

Princess Diana Crash Witness: I Saw Them Murder Her "IndyWatch Feed World"

A lawyer who witnessed the car crash that killed Princess Diana in Paris claims that she was murdered by dark forces within the British establishment. Stanlee Culbreath says that he is breaking his 20-year silence [...]

14:35

Cartels That Run The World "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Cartels That Run The World

by Jon Rappoport

August 24, 2017

The following information comes from insider interviews with Ellis Medavoy and Richard Bell, two people I interview extensively in my collection, The Matrix Revealed. This is just a brief taste of what they have to say

Major institutions on this planet that control Military, Money, Energy, Government, Medical, Corporate, Media, and Education are becoming, more and more, global cartels, horizontally integrated across national borders.

This is more than a top-down command process. Its organically evolving. Three steps forward, two steps back. There is a great deal of competition among the components of a given cartel, but there is also cooperation. And in the long run, the see-saw is tipping in the direction of cooperation, as these entities realize they may well have more to gain that way.

I cant stress too strongly this EVOLVING process. All attempts to merely assume twelve men in a room run the planet fall woefully short.

Instead, over time, people who lead a powerful institution (like Energy, for example) look out and recognize more major players, and in this recognition there is an impulse to compete and win and destroy, but there is also an impulse to build commonality and therefore monopolize the entire territory.

During one conversation with retired master propagandist Ellis Medavoy, I asked him about the extent of mutual cooperation in his given field, psychological warfare. He responded:

Twenty years ago, I would have said we were all operating separately and jealously. Each of us was mining his own contacts and building his false pictures of reality for the masses. But then things began to change. Globally. First of all, more of us were pushing the same holograms. And because communication and travel were speeding up so rapidly, we were working a lot of the same venues. We would run into each other more often. We began to share information. I mean, it was cautious. We werent gushing with unbridled love, I assure you. The competitive factor was still strong. And we had fights. But through all that, we began to see through the fog, so to speak. We began to understand the effectiveness of cooperating. We would test each other with privileged information, to see if we could trust each other to keep it private. A tidbit here, a tidbit there.

And you see, behind us, other groups were finding commonality, too. For example, in the area of me...

14:33

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

Photo courtesy of Baltimore Brew

Published August 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

 

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14:32

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

Participant at last years health summit

Published August 24, 2017

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


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

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

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

Speakers include:

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

14:31

Forest Pathways For Species Survival "IndyWatch Feed World"

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The golden lion tamarin has been observed passing through some of these corridors, an encouraging early sign for researchers. Credit Kike Calvo, via Associated Press

Thanks to Brad Plumer and the commitment of the New York Times to continue covering the complex topic of climate change in interesting, and sometimes hopeful ways:

Stitching Together Forests Can Help Save Species, Study Finds

In the 1980s, an ecologist named Thomas Lovejoy conducted an unusual experiment in Brazils Amazon rain forest. As loggers moved in with chain saws to clear trees for cattle pasture north of Manaus, he asked them to leave untou...

14:31

Awful Flip-Flop "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As the Donald himself might have put it: PITIFUL!

We are speaking of his horrid lip-synching effort last night to keep time with the voice of his ventriloquist generals. Not only was the substance of their speech threadbare, risible, foolish and quasi-criminal; they basically turned the Donald into a pathetic joke in the process of flip-flopping him on worldwide TV.

To justify the 180 degree shift on an anti-Afghan policy position that he had tweeted about vociferously for six years running (see below), the Donalds teleprompter scripters offered an explanation that was beyond lame:

My original instinct was to pull out and, historically, I like following my instincts. But all my life Ive heard that decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk in the Oval Office. In other words, when youre President of the United States.

Actually, we are relived to hear Trump finally recognizes that he actually is President and wish he would start doing something presidential. For instance, he could declassify all the NSA intercepts about purported Russian meddling in the US election, and prove that its all a hoax generated by Obamas despicable national security advisor, John Brennan, and a handful of deep state operatives who properly feared the Donalds solid anti-interventionist instincts.

Time to buy old US gold coins

So doing, Trump could crush the anti-Russian hysteria and the Deep State/Dem/mainstream media campaign to hound him from office and get on with the desperately important business of effectuating a rapprochement with Russia. World peace depends on it; the failing American Empire cant be dismantled without it; and the nations fast growing fiscal calamity cant be stemmed unless there is a drastic, multi-hundred billion reduction in defense spending.

But its not to be. The Donald has been hoodwinked by three discredited, failed generalsKelly, McMasters and Mattis-who have been dissembling, spinning and lying to civilian officials about Afghanistan for most of the past 17 years.

Any generals worth their salt would have told their civilian superiors years ago that Afghanistan is mission impossible and irrelevant to the security of the American homeland. Thats because there never was more than a few hundred al-Qaeda operatives in Afghanistan and when bin-Laden hightailed to his hideaway in Pakistan in 2003 that should have been the end of Washingtons pointless but incredibly destructive invasion and occupation.

By contrast, there was never any US national s...

14:31

Neocons Are Upset With Me "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A Polish friend, who reads this website regularly, sent me recently this characterization of my personality and worldview:

Hes a sniffy traditionalist, a self-described Robert Taft Republican, with a classical liberal bent, and a Nietzschean American nationalist who goes out of his way to exaggerate his European affect. He opposes both the Civil Rights Act and white nationalism. Hes a bone-deep elitist and the oracle of whats billed as a populist revolt.

Although the person who wrote this for the (Jewish) Tablet was certainly not intending to compliment me, I fully recognize myself in his words. If by American nationalist he means someone who opposes a neoconservative-neoliberal missionary foreign policy and who wishes to restrict immigration to those whom our economy desperately needs and who are not likely to cause political and cultural problems, Ill accept that designation along with the rest of his sketch.  I suspect the author thinks there is something strange about opposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and for that matter the Voting Rights Act and Immigration Reform Act of the following year) but most emphatically not being a white nationalist. But let me explain.  I opposed all the landmark Congressional legislation of the 1960s which increased the power of the managerial therapeutic administration and its invasive crusade against prejudice. Even then I fully understood the open-ended and accelerating nature of that enterprise, and that it would lead to further coercive efforts to reconstruct social behavior. I prefer the right to privacy, including the right to be prejudiced against someone, to living under a government dedicated to some abstract principle of equality. For most of my adult life I have vigorously opposed giving public administrators the right to invade every human relation in an endless war against discrimination. Even as a young man in 1964 I saw the Civil Rights Act as the beginning of something that would go well beyond ensuring that public facilities would be open to American citizens regardless of their race or sex.

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The Voting Rights and Immigration Reform Acts changed the American electorate significantly, in ways that cannot be undone. And the VRA did this without any pretense of holding back the storm. This congressional act and the enforcement mechanism it created aimed at maximal turnout by blacks, who had been kept from voting in proportionate numbers to their percentage of the population mostly in the Deep South. Whatever merits one might ascribe to this law, its passage and periodic renewal...

Are You a Psychopath? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

We have all seen movies or read books that describe psychopaths. They are often portrayed as cold-blooded killers or rapists or as just pure evil.

While this is the case for some psychopaths, not all of them are violent killers. Some psychopaths have normal lives and jobs. If you think that you might be a psychopath, this list of 10 signs may help you figure it out.

10 You Have Antisocial Personality Disorder

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) is the official guide used by psychiatrists and psychologists to make diagnoses of mental conditions. Psychopathy is not a condition that is found in the DSM-5.

While it is considered to be a personality trait and is measured by various personality tests used by psychologists, psychopathy is not an official diagnosis that is given to a person. The closest diagnosis would be antisocial personality disorder, and the DSM-5 describes how people with antisocial personalities are often referred to as psychopaths.

You can think of antisocial personality as the psychiatric term and psychopath as the lay term.[1] This diagnosis, however, can only be given to those who are at least 18 years old.

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This is because mental health professionals tend to have a more optimistic view of children. A childs developmental level, personality, and temperament all change as he or she grows up. Many believe that problematic behaviors in childhood can be remediated with early intervention.

However, if the child has several symptoms of conduct disorder and the issues begin at a young age, it is more likely that the child may grow up to h...

BigPharma Bribes Doctors "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Dr. Mercola

More than 33,000 Americans were killed by opioids in 2015, and nearly half of them involved a prescription for the drugs. Each day, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose, and the numbers keep rising, nearly quadrupling since 2015.1 Knowing that these drugs carry the serious risk of addiction, abuse and overdose, they should be prescribed sparingly and only for the most severe cases of pain, for which no other options are available.

Instead, they are often prescribed widely to treat milder cases of chronic pain, such as that from osteoarthritis or back pain. In the past decade, while the death rates for the top leading causes of death such as heart disease and cancer have decreased substantially, the death rate associated with opioid pain medication has increased markedly, the CDC noted. Sales of opioid pain medication have increased in parallel with opioid-related overdose deaths.

Its shocking that, in the midst of this epidemic of opioid overdose deaths, the pharmaceutical industry would still be making payments to physicians to prescribe more opioid products, but this is precisely whats occurring, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health.2

1 in 12 Doctors Being Paid by Drug Companies Marketing Opioids

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Using the online Open Payments Program from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, you can easily search to find out what (if any) payments your doctor has received from the pharmaceutical industry, along with the nature of the payments. The researchers used Open Payments to reveal opioid-related payments to physicians between August 2013 and December 2015.

More than 375,000 non-research opioid-related payments were made to more than 68,000 physicians, totaling more than $46 million. This amounts to 1 in 12 U.S. physicians collec...

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Mapping the Worlds Most Liveable Cities "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you want to move to one of the worlds most liveable cities, pack your bags and book flights to Australia or Canada

Infographic: The World's Most Liveable Cities | Statista

You will find more statistics at Statista

As Statistas Niall McCarthy notes, The Economist assessed 140 major cities worldwide on stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure, declaring Melbourne the most liveable city in 2017 for the seventh year running. Australias second most populous city scored 97.5 out of 100. Vienna, the Austrian capital, came second and three Canadian cities rounded off the top five Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary.

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As well as those three Canadian cities, a total of three in Australia made the top-10 list (Adelaide and Perth as well as top-placed Melbourne). Interestingly, U.S. cities are notably absent from the top of The Economists list with Auckland, Helsinki and Hamburg all boasting high liveability scores.

The Syrian capital of Damascus was at the very bottom of the ranking with a score of 30.2, along with Lagos in Nigeria (36.0) and Tripoli in Libya (36.6).

Reprinted with permission from Zero Hedge.

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If You Cant Change Your Mind "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On the heels of his worst week in office, during which his crude comments about race were widely perceived as defending racism and hatred comments that sent some of his natural domestic allies fleeing President Donald Trump could not bring himself to articulate a mea culpa.

Instead, he purported to defend as some very fine people the monsters who shouted Jews will not replace us and blood and soil (a virulent Nazi slogan calling for lands where only Aryans may live) as they clashed with those who rejected their messages in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Police failure and general government indifference about the freedom of speech permitted one of the racists to kill one of those who had come to reject the hate.

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After the deceased was identified, one of the neo-Nazis there said she deserved to die because she was fat. It is difficult for me to accept that I am writing about neo-Nazis calling for racial purity and rejoicing in the death of an innocent in America in 2017. But here we are. They are among us, and these subjects must be addressed.

At first, the president made a rambling statement about bad people on both sides; then he read a nicely worded attack on racists; and then he held a disastrous impromptu news conference in which he was so morally ambivalent that he seemed to reject his duty as president.

Rejecting, as well, the pleas of those around him to renounce his own failure to renounce his moral ambivalence which won him a public accolade from the most notorious Ku Klux Klan fanatic in the country Trump decided to change the subject.

Like former President Bill Clinton after his disastrous public appearance before a federal grand jury that was investigating him, Trump decided to fight a war. But the war he announced we will fight to win earlier this week is the longest, most misguided, costliest and least understood war in our history, and we are fighting for people who hate us.

If these phrases and ideas sound familiar, they should. They are not my words though I agree with them but those of candidate Trump. He articulated them forcefully to the American electorate during last years presidential election campaign. He actually began attacking the war in Afghanistan long before he announced his presidential candidacy.

If he has been consistent on any public issue, it has been his opposition to this useless, lawless, costly war until he needed to change the subject.

Why war? Because nothing strengthens the presidency and its occupant or commands the attention of the public or weakens domestic politi...

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When Help Is Not on the Way "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Within the last 30 years, after working in the health field as a medical professional and obtaining a copy of the first edition of this very helpful guide, this book is outstanding in every aspect as a valuable reference to emergency situations, where no other help is available. Although I have collected hundreds of books that cover this topic, I felt this one is extremely useful for my daughter to have in her home. This handbook outlines several conditions for one to identify with as it offers step-by-step instructions, with solutions for unexpected health problems. This informative guide also prepares for any disaster, where help is not on the way. It is specifically designed for the non-medical professional to help deal and cope with unexpected issues during emergencies. Some of the topics covered are fractures, nosebleed, chest pain, and much more. Dr. Joseph Alton highlights several medical conditions, covering over 100 medical issues. In addition, he provides information on how to handle different situations, what to look for, and how to treat. This is a valuable, essential reference book for every home. Highly recommended!

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Reprinted from Amazon.com.

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Has Britain Destroyed Western Civilization? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Co-opt Russia or destabilize Russia and cause chaos along its entire frontier this has been the foreign policy of first Britain, then the United States, for well over 100 years.  It continues even today.

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, by Peter Frankopan.

Previously, Frankopan offered an overview regarding Britains concern of the threat created by Russia against her empire.  In his view, this was perhaps the primary cause of the Great War.  Frankopan goes on to develop some of the specifics:

Russias influence and involvement in the east continued to expand at accelerating speed as it developed its own Silk Roads.  The construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway, and the connection with the Chinese Eastern Railway, led to an immediate boom in trade, with volumes nearly trebling between 1895 and 1914.

In 1895, Russia established the Russo-Chinese bank, via its embassy in Paris and capitalized by Russia and France.  The bank opened an office in Shanghai shortly thereafter.  This bank helped finance the Chinese Eastern Railway.

In 1894, before the railways had opened up new possibilities, more than 80 per cent of all customs revenue collected in China was paid by Britain and British companies whose ships also carried more than four-fifths of Chinas total trade.

Better developed trade routes by land throughout this world island would reduce the value (and leverage) of the trade routes via the British-controlled seas and ports.

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It was obvious that Russias rise, and that of the new land routes that would bring produce to Europe, would come at Britains expense.

Further, there was tremendous untapped wealth in this world island wealth that could drastically shift the global balance of power.  As Russian Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin told the Duma in 1908:

Our distant and inhospitable frontier territory is rich in gold, woods, furs, and immense spaces suitable for agriculture.

It was during this time, in the late 1890s, that Russia began to take steps to woo Persia.  At a time when the mountains effectively blocked Russia from Afghanistan (and...

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What Is Andropause? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

When you hear the word menopause, you probably think of the change in a womans life, but did you know that men over 50 undergo their own type of menopause? The term male menopause is being used to describe the symptoms that men experience over the age of 50. The main difference between male menopause and menopause that women experience comes down to hormones.

For women, a drop in estrogen is what brings on menopause. In men, the decline of the male hormone testosterone is not nearly as drastic, so symptoms are usually not attributed to it. In fact, lifestyle habits and other factors are more so to blame.

Although testosterone deficiencies are more common with age, testosterone generally declines at a steady rate of about two percent annually.

So, instead of using the term male menopause, it should be called andropause.

What are the symptoms of andropause?

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Symptoms related to andropause begin to occur between the ages of 40 and 50. Symptoms include depression, mood swings, loss of sex drive, insomnia or difficulty sleeping, loss of muscle mass, erectile dysfunction, and the redistribution of fat, causing it to accumulate in the belly.

Many of these symptoms result from psychological and lifestyle factors. For example, work can cause stress and anxiety, which may promote overeating, drinking, smoking, and other unhealthy lifestyle factors.

Can andropause be treated?

Experiencing andropause doesnt have to be an inevitable part of aging. If you begin to experience the symptoms of andropause, you can speak to your doctor about what you can do about it.

Your doctor will run some tests to uncover the cause of your symptoms and treat that. For examp...

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The US Military Project for the World "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

While all experts agree that the events in Venezuela are following the same model as those in Syria, some writers have contested the article by Thierry Meyssan which highlights their differences from the interpretation in the anti-imperialist camp. Here, our author responds. This is not a quarrel between specialists, but an important debate about the historic change we are experiencing since 11 September 2001, and which is influencing all our lives.

This article is the continuation of -  The anti-imperialist camp: splintered in thought , by Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire Network, 15 August 2017.

In the first part of this article, I pointed out the fact that currently, President Bachar el-Assad is the only personality who has adapted to the new grand US strategy all the others continue to think as if the present conflicts were simply a continuation of those we have been experiencing since the end of the Second World War. They persist in interpreting these events as tentatives by the United States to hog natural resources for themselves by organising the overthrow of the pertinent governments.

As I intend to demonstrate, I believe that they are wrong and that their error could hasten humanity down the road to hell.

US strategic thought

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For the last 70 years, the obsession of US strategists has not been to defend their people, but to maintain their military superiority over the rest of the world. During the decade between the dissolution of the USSR and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, they searched for ways to intimidate those who resisted them.

Harlan K. Ullman developed the idea of terrorising populations by dealing them a horrifying blow to the head (Shock and awe) [1]. This was the idea behind the use of the atomic bomb against the Japanese and the bombing of Baghdad with a storm of cruise missiles.

The Straussians (meaning the disciples of philosopher Leo Strauss) dreamed of waging and winning several wars at once (Full-spectrum dominance). This led to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, placed under a common command [...

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The Worst Elements of Society "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Theyve attacked and beat up elderly people attempting to attend Trump-for-President rallies; attacked people with solid iron bicycle locks, bike racks, clubs, rocks, mace, baseball bats, and bottles filled with urine and feces.  They threw cement blocks through storefront windows in D.C. on inauguration day, claiming it to be a protest against capitalism.  Theyve set police cars, civilian cars, and buildings on fire to interrupt campus speeches by conservatives.  They hospitalized a female university professor for the crime of inviting conservative political scientist Charles Murray to speak at Middlebury College.

They organize a riot whenever a conservative or libertarian is invited (by students, never by faculty) to speak at a university.  They gather by the hundreds to scream F-bombs at those with whom they suspect they disagree on issues related to politics and government. Theyve firebombed Republican Party offices; shut down college campuses; thrown eggs at and spit on Trump supporters; fired gunshots at and punctured tires of cars with Trump bumper stickers.  One of them shot a congressman at a baseball practice in D.C.  Another shot several people at the Family Research Council headquarters in D.C. after being informed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the preeminent purveyor of politically-inspired hate, that the pro-family organization, like so many other conservative and libertarian organizations, was supposedly a hate group.  They often cover their faces with masks, wear helmets, and show up at public events armed with clubs, baseball bats, and guns.

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They believe that the ends justify the means, the opposite of traditional morality, because they are self-proclaimed socialists and communists.  They carry signs identifying themselves with Socialist International, Democratic Socialists of America, and other far-left communistic groups.  When they vandalized the 225-year-old memorial to Christopher Columbus in Baltimore they videotaped the scene with a message condemning Columbus for bringing European capitalism to America, the greatest of all crimes.

They are clamoring for the demolition of the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, and Mount Rushmore.  Like the Taliban that has destroyed hundreds of religious monuments, they seek to destroy all monuments to Western civilization, which they have been taught is the root of all worldly evil.  They are defended by their ideological brethren at CNN, which has declared in fine Orwellian fashion that these violent criminals seek peace through violence.

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A Sinister War "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

An operation that began as a seemingly obscure academic discussion three years ago is now becoming a full-blown propaganda campaign by some of the most powerful institutions in the industrialized world. This is what rightly should be termed the War on Cash. Like the War on Terror, the War on Cancer or the War on Drugs, its true agenda is sinister and opaque. If we are foolish enough to swallow the propaganda for complete elimination of cash in favor of pure digital bank money, we can pretty much kiss our remaining autonomy and privacy goodbye. George Orwells 1984 will be here on steroids.

Let me be clear. Here we discuss not various block-chain digital technologies, so-called crypto-currencies. We are not addressing private payment systems such as Chinas WeChat. Nor do we discuss e-banking or use of bank credit cards such as Visa or Master Card or others. These are of an entirely different quality from the goal of the ongoing sinister war on cash. They are all private services not state.

What we are discussing is a plot, and it is a plot, by leading central banks, select governments, the International Monetary Fund in collusion with major international banks to force citizensin other words, us!to give up holding cash or using it to pay for purchases. Instead we would be forced to use digital bank credits. The difference, subtle though it may at first seem, is huge. As in India following the mad Modi US-inspired war on cash late in 2016, citizens would forever lose their personal freedom to decide how to pay or their privacy in terms of money. If I want to buy a car and pay cash to avoid bank interest charges, I cannot. My bank will limit the amount of digital money I can withdraw on any given day. If I want to stay in a nice hotel to celebrate a special day and pay cash for reasons of privacy, not possible. But this is just the surface.

Visa joins the war

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This July, Visa International rolled out what it calls The Visa Cashless Challenge. With select buzz words about how technology has transformed global commerce, Visa announced a program to pay selected small restaurant owners in the USA if they agree to refuse to accept cash from their customers but only credit cards. The official Visa website announces, Up to $500,000 in awards. 50 eligible food service owners. 100% cashless quest. Now for a mammoth company such as Visa with annual revenues in the $15 billion range, a paltry $500,000 is chump change. Obviously they believe it will advance use of Visa...

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

The Road Forward

Published August 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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Cindys republic "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Guest post I had just finished writing and sending Pete my article entitled Who is Cindy? when I opened up the New Zealand herald to view their latest article Jacinda Ardern: Its time to talk about a republic. Well knock me over with a feather! I had penned that we should beware a Helen []

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The Donalds Pathetic Afghan Flip-Flop "IndyWatch Feed War"

We are speaking of his horrid lip-synching effort last night to keep time with the voice of his ventriloquist generals. Not only was the substance of their speech threadbare, risible, foolish and quasi-criminal; they basically turned the Donald into a pathetic joke in the process of flip-flopping him on worldwide TV. To justify the 180 Continue reading "The Donalds Pathetic Afghan Flip-Flop"

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

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

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

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

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


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Trump Plans Permanent Occupation of Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed National"

On my first reporting trip to Afghanistan, I was surprised to find that so many people supported the US invasion. They loved President George Bush because he got rid of the hated Taliban regime. But when I asked what should the US do now, most answered go home. That was in January 2002, just three Continue reading "Trump Plans Permanent Occupation of Afghanistan"

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Nuclear Apocalypse: Trump and Kim Should Not Hold the World Hostage "IndyWatch Feed War"

Not too far away from Seattle, Washington there are eight ballistic-missile submarines carrying the worlds large shipments of nuclear weapons. The 560-foot-long black submarines are docked at the Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, hauling what is described by Rick Anderson in a recent Los Angeles Times article as the largest concentration of deployed nuclear weapons in the Continue reading "Nuclear Apocalypse: Trump and Kim Should Not Hold the World Hostage"

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Trumpy-The-Clown Does Phoenix "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




The McConnell-controlled Senate Leadership Fund welcomed Seor Trumpanzee to the Arizona Republican Senate primary with the ad about Trump's candidate against Jeff Flake above. According to some eye-popping reporting from the NY Times by Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin. McConnell and Trump aren't speaking to each other any longer and, in fact, ended their last conversation by screaming and cursing at each other. And that was followed up by a close McConnell aide threatening Trump with impeachment! They report the relationship between the Lord of Bedminster and his Senate leader has "disintegrated" to the point where McConnell "expressed uncertainty that Mr. Trump will be able to salvage his administration after a series of summer crises."

Keep in mind, McConnell's approval in his home state has collapsed. Only 18% of Kentucky voters say they approve of the job McConnell is doing; 74% disapprove. And if McConnell were in an election battle today, just 37% of Kentucky voters would vote to reelection him. 44% said they would vote for McConnell's Democratic opponent. The Times reported that the rupture between Seor Trumpanzee and Miss McConnell "comes at a highly perilous moment for Republicans, who face a number of urgent deadlines when they return to Washington next month. Congress must approve new spending measures and raise the statutory limit on government borrowing within weeks of reconvening, and Republicans are hoping to push through an elaborate rewrite of the federal tax code. There is scant room for legislative error on any front. A protracted government shutdown or a default on sovereign debt could be disastrous-- for the economy and for the party that controls the White House and both chambers of Congress."

And the Sword of Damocles hanging over Seor Trumpanzee's head is obvious in this brand new survey from PPP last night. One step closer to impeachment and, importantly, removal:

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Follow the Red Brick Road "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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

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United Nations Issues Warning: Civil War Coming To America "IndyWatch Feed World"

The United Nations has issued an extremely rare early warning for the United States claiming that a civil war is imminent in America. The United Nations Committee tasked with combating racism on a global scale [...]

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President Trump's Rally in Phoenix "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Trump's Rally in Phoenix | 23 Aug 2017 | The event, during President Trump's first visit to Arizona since the election, is his first rally after his comments on Charlottesville, Va. (Video)

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Kwara confirms second Lassa fever case "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

discovers 400 civil servants with fake certificates Kwara State Government yesterday said it had confirmed a second case of Lassa fever in the state. Commissioner for Information and Communication, Alhaji Babatunde Ajeigbe disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the weekly state executive council meeting in Ilorin, the state capital. According to Ajeigbe, []

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Ill unseat Okowa in 2019, says governorship hopeful "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Hes a jester, says Okowa Ahead of the 2019 general elections, a governorship hopeful on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, Chief Osiobe Okotie, yesterday asked Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to start preparing his handover note, boasting that he would unseat the governor in the elections. The aspirant, who lamented that []

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Tide Turns Against Antifa As Media Attempts To Protect The Domestic Terrorists, Fails Spectacularly "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Tide Turns Against Antifa As Media Attempts To Protect The Domestic Terrorists, Fails Spectacularly by Susan Duclos All News Pipeline When President Trump criticized both sides after the tragic events in Charlottesville, VA, referencing the hatred and bigotry of...

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Restored Republic via a GCR Summary of Events as of Aug. 23, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR Summary of Events as of Aug. 23 2017

Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com

1. Bankruptcy of the corporate United States and other corporate governments of our states of states and of many other countries, including corporate structures of Russia, China, Germany, etc. (by business structural linkage) were coming to a climax this week.

2. This week in the Washington, DC bankruptcy court, all appropriate creditor and ownership interests of the bankrupt corporation claims of the We the People of the United States of America, were being delineated and defended. (On June 29, 2017 we had claimed our rights as the security interest holders of the United States and all franchises.)

3. Iraq revalued their Dinar last Thurs. Aug. 17.

4. Starting FX algorithmic settings (currency rates) began Sun. morning Aug. 20.

5. On Mon. Aug. 21 Rafidain Bank announced payment of salaries of staff of the University of Mosul and the Iraqi University.

6. On Aug. 21, 22 there was a global test run of the RV, Quantum banking system installation, diagnostic testing and operational stress tests.

7. The Emergency Broadcast System went off before 2 am EDT Aug. 22.

8. As of Aug. 22 the Global Currency Reset was said to be live everywhere but in the US.

9. US Treasury Reserve Notes were active and available for global trading starting Tues. morning 3am London time Aug. 22.

10. The Minsk Agreement was suddenly finalized on Aug. 22.

11. By Aug. 23 some Iraqi in-country Qi Cards had been activated at a program rate (1166), and outside the country at a new rate.

12. A ceasefire in the Ukraine was implemented on Aug. 23.

13. A truce in Israel began Wed. Aug. 23.

14. All members of the American Bar Association must file their Foreign Agent Registrations no later than Sept. 1, 2017.

15. If an officer of the court was not properly designated in the courts by this date that he/she would be practicing fraudulently. It sounded as though our new legal system was meant to be decloaked on or about Fri. morning, Sept. 1st.

16. GESARA was to roll out after Mercury Retrograde (Sept. 21).

17. For safety reasons the financial portion of GESARA would be completed prior to the Sept. 2017 GESARA announcement.

18. HSBC was to absorb 100% of Bank of America branches in the fourth quar...

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Putin: All US Presidents Are Puppets Dark Men In Suits Rule America "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed that all US Presidents are merely puppets to the dark men in suits who he says secretly rule America. In an interview with French publication Le Figaro, Putin said [...]

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ZAP's Mid-Week Report -- August 23, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Subject: The Mid Week by ZAP from "The Office of Poofness''
From: "The Office of Poofness" <<a href="mailto:2goforth@humanus.ca">2goforth@humanus.ca>
Date: Wed, August 23, 2017 9:50 pm

Zap Says 


HI ALL

MANY CHANGES AFOOT. WE ALREADY KNOW THE RV IS IN FULL SWING, AND THIS WEEK HAS BEEN HUGE FOR CLOSINGS. WE KNOW THAT BIG FILES HAVE BEEN DISPOSED OF, AND THEY ARE GEARING UP THE SPEED THAT THESE THINGS ARE BEING DONE.

I HAVE TALKED WITH A COUPLE OF LAWYERS DIRECTLY INVOLVED AND THEY HAVE STATED THAT THEY HAVE CLOSED AND PEOPLE PAID. WE DID NOT HEAR MUCH ON THE OTHER END, SO I ATTRIBUTE THAT THAT TO STRICT NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS.

SO TO ANSWER A FEW OF YOU, YES IT IS ALL COMING TRUE. THERE WILL BE FUNDS ON A LARGE SCALE COMING OUT TO YOU AND THE ECONOMIES.

THIS IS THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF THE RELEASES. WHAT OTHER WAY CAN YOU GET TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS OUT INTO THE ECONOMIES SAFELY IN A MEASURED WAY SO AS NOT TO CREATE CHAOS AND RUIN PEOPLE.

NOW THAT IS THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN AS THE LOTTERY MENTALITY WILL BE VERY STRONG IN MANY PEOPLE. YOU GET A FEW MILLION, AND GO NUTS, AND A YEAR LATER YOU ARE IN WORSE SHAPE THAN WHEN YOU STARTED.

I CAN NOT STRESS ENOUGH THE IMPORTANCE OF CLEAR THINKING AS OPPOSED TO MUDDY THINKING. BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU RECEIVE LARGE MONEY. DO NOT LET YOUR ELATION GOVERN YOUR PRACTICALITY. DO WISE THINGS. ONLY THIS WAY WILL YOU BE OF USE TO YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY, AND THE PROJECT YOU HAVE UNDERTAKEN TO DO TO HELP OTHERS AS WELL AS YOURSELF FOR THE LONG TERM.

ON OUR SIDE, WE ARE ALMOST THERE. WE WERE TO GET OUR FIRST FUNDS YESTERDAY (YES I CAN TALK A LITTLE NOW). HOWEVER, THE TYPHOON HATO IN HONG KONG CLOSED THE BANKS AND DELAYED USAGAIN. AND THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT. THAT ONE WAS A FORCE 10 WITH MAX WINDS AT 223 KPH. IT CAUSED OVER 8 BILLION IN DAMAGE IN HONG KONG (PRELIMINARY TALLY).

WE WERE ALL COUNTING ON THESE FIRST FUNDS TO GIVE US RELIEF UNTIL THE MAJOR PROJECT FUNDS HIT, BUT AGAIN THE FORCES OUT THERE DECIDED WE HAVE TO GRIT OUR TEETH A LITTLE BIT MORE. IT IS SOO DIFFICULT TRYING TO MAINTAIN STABILITY AND KEEP EVERYBODY ON THE TEAM FED AND UNDER A ROOF. FEW PEOPLE HAVE ANY IDEA HOW HARD THAT IS.

WE HAVE ALSO RECEIVED EMAILS FOR GIVING HELP RATHER THAN RECEIVING IT, AND YES WE WILL HELP SHORTLY. I HAVE ANSWERED A FEW OF THESE AND REST ASSURED THAT THE MOMENT WE HAVE ANYTHING, WE WILL SHARE. THIS IS WHAT WE ARE GEARED FOR AND THIS IS WHAT WE DO.

THE RUMORS OF OUR DEMISE ARE KINDA WRONGWE ARE NOT GOING AWAY THERE IS TOO MUCH WORK TO DO. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR SUPPORT FOR WHAT WE DO.

IN EXTENDED GRATITUDE.

LOVE AND LIGHT
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14:15

First X-rays from mystery supernovas detected "IndyWatch Feed World"

Exploding stars lit the way for our understanding of the universe, but researchers are still in the dark about many of their features. A team of scientists, including scholars from the University of Chicago, appear to have found the first X-rays coming from type Ia supernovas. Their findings are published online Aug. 23 in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Astronomers are fond of type Ia supernovas, created when a white dwarf star in a two-star system undergoes a thermonuclear explosion, because they burn at a specific brightness. This allows scientists to calculate how far away they are from Earth, and thus to map distances in the universe. But a few years ago, scientists began to find type Ia supernovas with a strange optical signature that suggested they carried a very dense cloak of circumstellar material surrounding them. Such dense material is normally only seen from a different type of supernova called type II, and is created when massive stars start to lose mass. The ejected mass collects around the star; then, when the star collapses, the explosion sends a shockwave hurtling at supersonic speeds into this dense material, producing a shower of X-rays. Thus we regularly see X-rays from type II supernovas, but they have never been seen from type Ia supernovas.

14:15

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

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

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

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

Ein bemerkenswertes Comeback "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

(Eigener Bericht) - Angesichts der Aufstockung der US-Truppen in Afghanistan warnen Experten vor einem neuen Stellvertreterkrieg zwischen der NATO und Russland am Hindukusch. Wie Beobachter einhellig erklren, hat Russland seinen Einfluss in Afghanistan in den vergangenen Jahren deutlich ausbauen knnen. Zudem hat das erbrmliche Resultat des beinahe 16 Jahre whrenden NATO-Krieges das Ansehen des Westens in dem Land ganz erheblich beschdigt; Moskau knne sich das inzwischen zunutze machen und sein Prestige aufbessern, wird berichtet. Ein einstiger Spitzenfunktionr der US-Geheimdienste urteilt, fr den russischen Prsidenten Wladimir Putin sei Afghanistan heute "ein weiterer Hotspot, um Einfluss auszuben" und um Moskau "als Problemlser und Friedensbringer darzustellen". Falls die NATO und Russland sich am Hindukusch mit unterschiedlichen Krften zusammentten, drohe dort - wie in Syrien - ein Stellvertreterkrieg.

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

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

14:12

White House Petition To Declare George Soros A Terrorist Goes Viral "IndyWatch Feed World"

The White House may have to formally respond to a new petition seeking to declare billionaire globalist George Soros a terrorist.   The latest petition comes hot on the heels of another which asked the [...]

14:12

First-Of-Its-Kind Study Proves Cannabis Can Cure Opioid Addiction "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By:  Justin Gardner/The Free Thought Project  As the opioid epidemic rages on, those professing to seek solutions are willfully ignoring one of the most promising treatments medical cannabis. When the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA) was being debated in 2016, amendments to study medical cannabis were stripped out.This happened despite studies showing that medical cannabis eases the neuropathic pain, and the governments own National Institutes of Health stating, Medical marijuana products may have a role in reducing the use of opioids needed to control pain.

There were also studies showing that deaths from opioids plummet in states with legal cannabis and that 80 percent of cannabis users give up prescription pills. A Feb. 2017 study confirmed that opioid dependence and overdoses dropped significantly in medical cannabis states.

In January 2017, the National Academies of Science published an exhaustive review of the scientific literature and found that one of the most promising areas in medical cannabis is for the treatment of chronic pain.

But all of this falls on deaf ears to those in the pockets of Big Pharma, which is largely to blame for getting America hooked on opioids, as described in a Harvard analysis.

Now, a new experimental study has shown exactly how cannabis works to treat...

14:11

New Book Blasts the Clintons: Hillary Put Up With Bills Sexual Groping, Grabbing Women "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A new book is set to release next week by Biographer Craig Shirley and in it are claims that Hillary put up with Bill Clintons creepy groping of women.

Nothing says feminist like putting up with a husband who constantly cheats and runs around with tons of women while publicly humiliating you. Bravo, Hillary. Hillary will do anything for power and money as her sham of a marriage proves.

The Washington Examiner reported:

Biographer Craig Shirley, whos written several authoritative histories on former President Ronald Reagan, poured over Clintons womanizing and its impact on his early presidency in his latest book about former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Citizen Newt, the Making of a Reagan Conservative.

 In the first authorized biography about Gingrich since he has emerged at Trumps top outside advisor, Shirley details his influence and fights over the past four decades in Washington, many coming during the Clinton years when the Republican became speaker.

Everybody knew somebody who had a story about Clinton grabbing or groping a woman, Shirley wrote in Citizen Newt, provided to Secrets in advance of its August 29 release.

The astonishing thing was not just that he got away with it, repeatedly, without being sued, but that Hillary put up with it, as did the American people. But Clinton had perfected the talent of getting away with it since his childhood. He could, as they say, charm the pants off of you. Or her,...

14:09

Activist Judge Appointed by Obama Blocks Texas Voter ID Law For Second Time "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Obama-appointed Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos struck down the Texas voter ID law on Wednesday that requires IDs to vote. Judge Ramos believes it is racist to believe blacks and Hispanics are able to fill out paperwork and purchase an ID card.

This is the second time Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos blocked the Texas Voter ID law. In October 2014 Judge Ramos voided the Texas photo ID law just weeks before the November election calling it a poll tax.

The law was then softened for the 2016 election.

Earlier this year the Trump-Sessions DOJ asked a federal court to dismiss the departments earlier claim that the ID law was enacted with the intention of discriminating against minority voters.

Americans need ID cards to function successfully in society.

But Democrats love their voter fraud.

The Washington Times reported:

A federal court judge in Texas struck down the states voter ID law on Wednesday, ruling it had a discriminatory intent and effect against Hispanic and black voters.

The decision is a blow to the Texas legislature and to President Trumps Justice Department, which had asked the judge to halt efforts to overturn the states new voter ID law since it had expanded voter ID options from an earlier version, and would protect the integrity of elections in Texas.

But U.S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of the Southern District of Texas said the states SB 5 law did not meet requirements set forth from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after it had ruled in 2014 against an earlier voter ID law SB 14.

Judge Ramos, an appointee of President Obama who also had initially struck down SB 14, ruled Wed...

14:08

State Is Forcing Flood Victims To Obtain Permits Before Fixing Their Homes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By: Claire Bernish/The Free Thought Project  Residents in South Bend, Indiana, dealing with several feet of flooding following a record-decimating rainfall now also have to deal with costly and time-consuming government red tape in order to rebuild homes and businesses making them hapless victims of both nature and the State. Before Hoosiers can pick up the pieces by reconstructing their property, the City of South Bend is forcing them to also pick up a building permit.

According to a media release from the South Bend/St. Joseph County Building Department:

Repairs and/or construction activities to structures that are located in the floodplain and were damaged due to the disaster will require a local building permit from the South Bend/St. Joseph County Building Department as required by local ordinance.

Worse, In addition, depending on a propertys location, a permit may be required from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources prior to the start of any reconstruction activity. Failure to obtain the necessary permits could result in fines.

Leave it to Big Government to exponentially worsen an already difficult and costly situation.

On Monday, the South Bend area received its highest rainfall total for a single calendar day since records began, the Weather Channel reported, officially 7.69 inches of rain, which broke the previous record set in September 2008 by a full inch.

In one day, meteorologist Jim Erdman notedthe city received more than twice its average rainfall for the entire month of August, which is 3.76 inches.

When including rainfall that continued into Tuesday morning, that total climbed to 8.49 inches and needless to say, the water inundated local storm drains and paralyzed any ability to alleviate resultant floods.

14:07

James Clapper Predicts Trump Is About To Quit "IndyWatch Feed World"

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has predicted that President Trump is on the verge of quitting and claims that clues in recent speeches suggest he is sowing the seeds for an imminent [...]

14:03

After Declaring Opioid Crisis A National Emergency, Trump Sends More Troops To Guard Afghan Poppies "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By: Whitney Webb/Mint Press News   With last Fridays departure of his chief strategist Steve Bannon one of the few members of President Donald Trumps inner circle opposed to American empire building many speculated it was only a matter of time before the Trump administration took an even more hawkish turn.

Less than two days later, Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced that Trump had made a decision on the United States strategy for Afghanistan after a sufficiently rigorous review process. The writing seemed to be on the wall regarding what was to come for the U.S. longest war in its history, as the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan approaches its 17th year. And indeed it was.

Monday night, in a televised address to the nation, Trump officially took ownership of a war he once called a complete waste. In his speech, Trump nebulously promised victory against terrorism and spoke against the same rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops he once supported. Though no specific troop levels were announced, Reuters cited an anonymous senior U.S. official who stated that Trump had approved the sending of 4,000 troops to Afghanistan.

Previous reports had placed the figure anywhere from 3,000 to...

14:00

EPWs Governance System Could Use a Complete Overhaul "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

From making the Board of Trustees more accountable to switching to the editorial collective model, there are several changes that could make running EPW smoother and more transparent.

The question arises whether the present Board of Trustees remains fit for purpose of reforming EPW. Credit: Youtube/EPW

The question arises whether the present Board of Trustees remains fit for purpose of reforming EPW. Credit: Youtube/EPW

This is the second article in a two-part series on recent events at EPW and where to go from here. You can read the first part here.

The Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) does not resemble any standard template when it comes to its decision making, management and governance structures. Most social science journals are now owned by major publishing houses. As such, production, financial and legal oversight responsibilities are vested in the specialist units of these huge corporate publishers. Some other journals continue to be owned by universities and run from specific departments or staff; here again, the higher-level functions are lodged at the university level.

Almost as a rule, all manuscript business, from submission to publication, is handled by a hands-on editorial team comprising specialist academic staff with the publisher typically providing back room technical, editorial and logistical cover. Further, virtually every social science journal has a list of eminent advisory edi...

14:00

The Old Economy Is Giving Way To A New Economic System (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Old Economy Is Giving Way To A New Economic System Video X22 Report Trump continually says he is going to kill the NAFTA agreement. It is time he does so. New home sales implode and the corporate media...

The post The Old Economy Is Giving Way To A New Economic System (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

14:00

As seen in Petone "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A reader sent in this photo of a sign in Petone.   I guess whoever put it up is at least guaranteed a win out of this election.

The post As seen in Petone appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

13:59

Russia Bans Bible Translation As Extremism Will the Entire Bible Be Next? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Russia calls the New World Translation of the Bible extremism. Is this the future that you want? Those with the right to freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, cannot afford to be complacent. Included in this must be the freedom of religion and separation of church and state. In 2017, 500 years after Martin Luther tacked the 95 theses on the doors in Wittenberg in 1517, starting the Reformation, and 417 years after Bruno was burned at the stake by the Roman Catholic Inquisition in 1600, people appear to be forgetting the dangers of state churches, such as Putins Russian Orthodox Church. Without these freedoms, eventually people may fear thought. And, ultimately this stifles creativity and innovation, making it bad for society, as well as for the individual.

Related: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/04/21/pater-noster-mater-nostra-marriage-of-putin-russian-govt-and-the-orthodox-church-for-social-control-is-blasphemous-and-idolatrous
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/russian-presecutors-call-for-3-12-year-prison-sentence-for-playing-pokemon-go-in-orthodox-church-verdict-may-11th/

Will Putin eventually ban all Bible translations? Or simply rewrite it? Both the Old and New Testaments are extremist extremist for both justice, especially social justice, and for love.

Putins favored Jewish sect (also the Trumps), Chabad Lubavitch, has their own book, which isnt used by other Jewish groups. So, will Putins Russian Orthodox Church make its own book and ban all Bible translations? One can but wonder what sorts of doctrinal bias appears, whether intentionally or unintentionally, in the non-banned Russian Orthodox translation(s).

Psalm 37 King James Version (KJV)
Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good;

James 5  KJV: Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: an...

13:59

Harvard: Exxon Mobil Lied To Public About Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two Harvard University researchers claim that Exxon Mobil deliberately lied to the public about climate change in order to continue selling oil for a profit.  The study, published on Wednesday, claims that Exxon Mobil Corp [...]

13:58

PREFU surplus: its yours "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


Some experts have declared that it is necessary to tax
the people until it hurts. I disagree with these sadists.

~ Ludwig Von Mises

The Government opened the books yesterday to forecast that taxing until it hurts will, this year, see $3.7 billion more ripped from your pockets than is spent.

Which has seen both BlueTeam and Red Team begain their advance auction of these over-stolen goods: the Blue Team are offering more roads and stadia, more boot camps and social investment on top of some unspecified increase (at some ill-specified time in the future) in middle-class welfare; the Red Team meanwhile are putting more emphasis on investing in health, social and education investment [sic] and a dismally dangled carrot of free tertiary education policy which would not be fully implemented until 2025.

Have these misbegotten sadists forgotten from whence this wealth has come?

Yes. Yes, of course they have.

They took it from you. It was yours.

They took more than they needed.

Wouldnt it be nice if, instead of arguing how they should all spend it and on what electoral bribes, they simply gave it back?

Had they thought about that?

.

13:54

Chemtrails are LEGAL Under Patriot Act "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Who knew? Theyre spraying us lab rats with aluminum, barium, strontium, nano-fibers and all kinds of sh*t and its PERFECTLY LEGAL!!!

They covered themselves with the Patriot Act! 

READ MORE: Fluoride Combined With Even Trace Amounts Of Aluminum In Water Can Cause Major Brain Damage

Did you know that the Patriot Act was actually written PRIOR TO the horrific 9/11/01 false flag operation? What does that tell you?

Watch Via RichieFromBoston:

13:53

CIA: Russian Soldiers Were Turned To Stone After Alien Attack "IndyWatch Feed World"

A declassified CIA report claims that a troop of Russian soldiers were turned into stone by aliens after they attempting to gun down the extraterrestrials. According to a top secret document posted on the official [...]

13:51

Corin loves Jacinda as well "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Following on from Adams earlier post, the same source delivered I Love Jacindas other major soul mate:-

 


13:43

NNPC: Safe oil, gas facilitiesll save Nigeria "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has stated that protection of oil and gas facilities by communities would facilitate Nigerias economy out of recession. The Corporation said it was planning a joint security apparatus with International Oil Companies, IOCs to tackle incidence of oil and gas infrastructure sabotage in the country. The NNPC spokesperson, Ndu []

The post NNPC: Safe oil, gas facilitiesll save Nigeria appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

13:43

Guard Your Mind Like the Precious Resource It Is "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Guard Your Mind Like the Precious Resource It Is by Michael Krieger Liberty Blitzkrieg TDC Note Quiet possibly the best prepping advice we have ever read. If a persons mind is shot through it is a very short...

The post Guard Your Mind Like the Precious Resource It Is appeared first on The Daily Coin.

13:43

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Visit to Chemical Materials Institute of Academy of Defence Science
Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to the Chemical Materials Institute of the Academy of Defence Science.

Shaking hands of officials who came out to greet him, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un said that he came to learn about the situation of the institute and help its work. He noted that in recent years the institute has done a lot of jobs in a patriotic drive for breaking through the cutting edge, whether they are known or not, true to the Workers' Party of Korea's policy of attaching importance to the defence science and technology and policy of the munitions industry.

After looking round the newly-built room for the education in the revolutionary history and exhibition hall of scientific and technological achievements, he learned about the processes for manufacturing ICBM warhead tip and solid-fuel rocket engine.

Acquainting himself with the processes for preform weaving by carbon fibre, chemical deposition, high pressure liquid deposition and final treatment, he learned in detail about the density of perform, deposition temperature, vacuum degree and deposition time in the chemical deposition process, deposition temperature, pressure, working medium and deposition frequency in the high pressure liquid deposition process and technological specifications in the final treatment process.

He then made a field survey of the process for manufacturing solid-fuel rocket engine and specified tasks and ways for normalizing the production at a higher level.

He set forth important tasks facing the institute.

He instructed the institute to produce more solid-fuel rocket engines and rocket warhead tips by further expanding engine production process and the production capacity of rocket warhead tips and engine jets by carbon/carbon compound material.

Highly appreciating that it is the pride of the WPK to have such unassuming heroes, unit of patriotic scientists as the officials of this institute who have devoted themselves to carrying out the Part...

13:43

Brexit Fun "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Blower Daily Telegraph

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13:41

Sultan declares Sept. 1 Sallah Day "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Saad Abubakar, yesterday declared September 1 as Eld-El-Kabir (Sallah) Day. This is contained in a statement signed by Ustaz Isa Okonkwo, Director of Administration (NSCIA), yesterday in Abuja. The President-General of NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto, has []

The post Sultan declares Sept. 1 Sallah Day appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

13:40

The Qatar Blockade Is Consolidating Serious Regional Divisions "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Instead of calming down, the situation in the Gulf is becoming even more complicated. It is likely that the crisis will go on for a while still, and new relations will emerge from it.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud shakes hands with US President Donald Trump during a reception ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 20, 2017. Credit

Saudi Arabias King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud shakes hands with US President Donald Trump during a reception ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 20, 2017. Credit Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via Reuters

This sordid three-month old drama began at the...

13:40

The Truth About the Fort Knox Gold "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Truth About the Fort Knox Gold by Jim Rickards Daily Reckoning One of the little-known items on the Feds balance sheet is a vital asset it received from the U.S. Treasury a long time ago During the Great...

The post The Truth About the Fort Knox Gold appeared first on The Daily Coin.

13:39

Marohasy Mess Up "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Among the things that bother Eli, and there are myriad, is not understanding that because proxy reconstructions are calibrated by using instrumental records they by necessity ASSUME Mike's trick, extending the proxy by use of instrumental data.  In fact, the instrumental data is more accurate in the period where they overlap, because the proxys are scaled to it.  Thus, the instrumental record used for the calibration should always be shown.  Moreover, IEHO, the usable instrumental records (properly homogenized of course) in the area where the proxy is sampled should be the ones used to scale each proxy individually.  Something that either does not appear to be much done or at least not much noted.  No matter.

Anyhow, Jeniffer Marohasy and accomplice John Abbot have published a paper in a soon to be former Journal, GeoResJ, of which it could be said that it is Elsevier and it is history

GeoResJ will be discontinued from January 2018 and is closed to new submissions. We would like to express our sincere thanks to the authors, referees, editors and editorial board members who have contributed to the journal over the past few years.
As to Jen and John, well Eli guesses that they have observed the profit that Judy Curry and Peter Webster are making, well they have set up their own long range weather forcasting service, one that Eli assumes will compete with the Farmer's Almanac and Piers Corbyn for James Annan's betting attention.  They even have their own journal.  Isn't the Internet wonderful.  Frankly Eli is of the opinion that Curry and Webster are ahead in that game even tho the Bunny's opinion of the later two, is, well, limited.

ATTP has published a comment on the Abbott Marohasy paper.  Go there for details, but Eli wants to pick up on the Twitting.  One of the fits from the AM paper were featured on Breitbart (friends don't link friends to Breitbart :(.  It turns out that that was from Moberg 05 and various claims were undressed by the usual skeptics.

Zeke was the first to notice, and he twitted the

13:37

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

UNSC Is Bargaining Ground of Interest-seeking Powers
The situation on the Korean peninsula has rapidly aggravated after the adoption of the anti-DPRK "sanctions resolution" 2371 at the UN Security Council under the manipulation of the US.

The DPRK government flatly denied the "resolution", aimed to completely block its economic development and improvement of people's livelihood, as a wanton violation of the sovereignty of the country and clarified its will to make the toughest counteraction against it.

Meanwhile the US started large-scale joint military exercises, flexing its military muscle, thus driving the situation to a catastrophic phase.

After all, the UN Security Council has discarded its basic mission and this has made it unable to evade the responsibility for putting the peace and security in the Korean peninsula, the region and the rest of the world in peril.

Those countries which voted for the sanctions against the DPRK are now going busy, calling for "restraint" and "peaceful solution". This is a clear indication of the embarrassment they have faced over the development of the situation.

It is truth repeatedly proven in history that sanctions would never help solve the problem and they are not beneficial to anyone.

However, the UNSC cooked up the illegal and unprecedented inhuman "sanctions resolution" against the DPRK again. This clearly proves its nature as a means for executing the White House's policy hostile towards the DPRK and its position as a political waiting maid serving the US.

What should not be overlooked is the fact that the UNSC has turned into a behind-the-scene bargaining ground of big powers for meeting their interests.

Before voting for the "resolution", its permanent members had shown off principle and faith, saying that sanctions themselves are not the purpose and they should not impinge on the usual economic activities and people's living in the DPRK. But they made a U-turn overnight. This is not a secret.

Do the permanent member nations have the face to trumpet about independent right, guarantee of security and international justice, and can they be called responsible big countries in the true sense of the words as they went impudent as to place the...

13:34

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

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

13:33

My aides assassination wont distract me, says Ortom "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State yesterday declared that he wont be distracted by the brutal assassination of his Principal Special Assistant on Knowledge Economy and Investments, Dr. Tavershima Adyorough. Instead, he said he but would remain resolute and committed to the task of moving the state to greater heights. The governor stated this while []

The post My aides assassination wont distract me, says Ortom appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

13:31

Confronting Trump's Police and the Fascists Who Support Them : A Report from the Streets of Phoenix, August 22 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trump protests in Phoenix

On the night of August 22, following a turbulent week in which Trumps sympathies with far-right and fascist groups became even clearer, Trump made an appearance in Phoenix, Arizona to rally his far-right base in a state already divided by ugly conflicts over race and immigration. In a classic move from the totalitarian playbook, Trump denied that the massive protests outside his speech existed at all, while heavily-armored riot police prepared to attack them with chemical weapons. Behind Trump stood a token black man who has appeared at several of his rallies, an inept attempt to distract from the ways that Trump is smoothing the way for racists like the one who murdered a demonstrator last week in Charlottesville. This report recounts the experiences of those outside Trumps speech, facing down far-right violence and police attacks to open up a space for opposition.


If you live in Arizona, getting in your car and driving with your affinity group to Phoenix to protest white supremacy is something you do regularly. The potential costs of struggle have always been high for us. We have no illusions about the burden of prison time, what it can mean to be separated from family. The potential for violence from Neo-Nazis and the state is always a clear and present danger. This time however, it felt different.

Recently, many of us have been considering the possibility that we may not come home from the next anti-fascist action we attend. We spent our time preparing and having really hard conversations with our children, parents, and loved ones. This past year has been devastating. I feel honored to be out on the streets with comrades who are weighing the risks and still showing up.

Puente organized the marcha grassroots migrant justice organization based in Phoenix, Arizona that focuses on education and empowerment within migrant communities to protect and defend families. They have been at the forefront of the struggle against the deputization of the police and against...

13:31

The Most Difficult Aircraft In The World To Fly "IndyWatch Feed World"

The U-2 was designed in the 1950s to grip the lightest parts of the atmosphere some 70,000 feet above the Earth, so, in the words of one of the U-2 pilots, it really doesnt want to stop flying

U-2 pilots have limited visibility due to the design of the cockpit (Reuters)
AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES:
HIGHLIGHTS
The U-2 was secretly developed during the Cold War
U-2 photos of Soviet missiles in Cuba set off a crisis in 1962
Pilots require brute strength to operate the U-2s flight controls
It may not sound possible to catch an American spy plane while driving a Dodge Charger. But thats precisely what we did on a sweltering August afternoon at Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates.

In a U.S. Air Force safety maneuver that hardly felt like one, our car raced onto the military runway just as a U-2 spy plane approached for a landing.

The plane itself was designed in the 1950s to grip the lightest parts of the atmosphere some 70,000 feet above the Earth, so, in the words of one of the U-2 pilots, it really doesnt want to stop flying.

Enter the Dodge Charger, which along with another so-called chase car helped guide the spy plane down to the runway, speeding at about 90 miles per hour ...

13:30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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13:30

More American Troops to Afghanistan, To Keep the Chinese Out? Lithium and the Battle for Afghanistans Mineral Riches "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Trump calls for escalation of the war in Afghanistan. Why? Is it part of the Global War on Terrorism, going after the bad guys, or is it something else? 

Unknown to the broader public, Afghanistan has significant oil, natural gas

13:30

Why Its Important to Understand the Different Types of Floods "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Recognising the different kinds of floods helps in understanding the various factors and forces at work, based on which remedial steps can be taken.

People travel on a boat as they move to safer places through a flooded road. Credit: Reuters

People travel on a boat as they move to safer places through a flooded road. Credit: Reuters

As vast areas in India are again submerged by floods, the priority at present is to intensify the rescue and relief effort. However, sooner rather than later, we also have to confront and attempt to answer uncomfortable questions regarding why the vast investments towards flood-control efforts have not yet yielded any significant results. Expenditure incurred in various plan periods on floods adds up to around Rs 1,50,000 crore at 2010-11 prices. Over 35,000 kms of embankments have been built. However, the area classified as flood-prone has increased from around 40,000 million hectares in 1980 to around 50,000 million hectares at presen...

13:30

Overnight Open Thread: Officer Sees Elderly Woman Dancing Alone In Parking Lot "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

An officer spotted an elderly woman dancing alone in a parking lot and knew exactly what to do!  https://t.co/hhgzc9I2vp pic.twitter.com/DKJpTPf4TO FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) August 23, 2017 AUSTIN, MN (WTXF) Police in Minnesota released some unique dashcam footage of an adorable interaction between an officer and an elderly woman in a parking lot. []

13:30

Are We Willing to Confront the Venomous Assault of Forced Homogenisation? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Our long-held belief in pluralism is being neutered and rendered impotent through an institutionally sanctioned process.

The key issue is of our ability and willingness to create an insurmountable wall to confront the venomous assault of forced homogenisation on us, our values and freedoms. Credit: Reuters

The key issue is of our ability and willingness to create an insurmountable wall to confront the venomous assault of forced homogenisation on us, our values and freedoms. Credit: Reuters

On August 13, 2017, the Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension in the Savitribai Phule Pune University, in association with the Muslim Satyashodhak Mandal, organised a national symposium on Various Shades of Social Integration. Actor and director Amol Palekar, as the chief guest at this event, addressed the gathering with his following words.

Following the conventional norms, I should begin my speech by acknowledging the event chair, dignitaries on the dais and the learned audience, etc. However, it will be appropriate to remember and salute the honourable President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, considering his forthright statement in the context of todays theme. In 2010, while arguing against the Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission recommendation about Scheduled Caste converts,...

13:30

Mental Health Break "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

All In from Paul Theodoroff on Vimeo.

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13:30

Gun Control Laws Have Failed Latin America "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By: Jos Nio
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Its no secret that Latin America is rife with violence. A recent ranking from the Citizen's Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice (CCSPJP) further illustrates this point with the top 10 most violent cities in the world being exclusively located in Latin America. Additionally, Latin America has the dishonor of having 43 of the 50 most violent urban centers located in the region.

These shocking levels of violence can be attributed to several factors corruption, failed drug war policies, and the lack of rule of law in the region. 

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But there is one elephant in the room that is largely ignored in the discussion of crime in Latin America: the stringent gun-control laws present in these countries.

While the previously mentioned factors cannot simply be discounted, the lack of coverage on Latin American gun control policy is rather alarming.

Countries like Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela feature some of the most draconian gun control policies in the region. With crime rates at already high levels, gun control simply makes matters worse for law-abiding citizens fearful of criminals.

RELATED: "Borderland Homicides Show Mexico's Gun Control Has Failed" by Ryan McMaken

A more detailed look at the countries gun laws is necessary to understand the degree of gun control that is prevalent in these countries.

Brazil

Brazil has some of the most violent cities on the planet, with 19 of them in the CCSPJPs top 50 rank...

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

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

The road smelled of dead bodies: fleeing people tell of death in the desert "IndyWatch Feed World"

Traumatised women and children fleeing Iraq's Tal Afar district have told Oxfam how people died walking for days through the desert in 50C heat to reach safety.

13:29

Tucker Carlson and Mark Steyn Discuss Hillary Clintons Latest Memoir "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The last half of this discussion segment might leave you in stitches. Very funny segment, especially when you really think about the reality, collapse and sheer desperation of the current Democrat party.  Muttering through the woods while triggered.   Enjoy:

13:29

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

US and S. Korea Launch War Drills against DPRK
The US imperialists and the south Korean war maniacs on August 21 launched Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military drills aimed at making a preemptive attack on the DPRK, according to CBS of south Korea.

Despite the repeated warnings served by the DPRK, they kicked off the war rehearsal under the pretext of resolutely "countering" the "provocation by the north." This is aimed at igniting a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula at any cost.

What is more serious is the fact that brass hats of the US military including the commander of the US forces in Pacific and the commander of the Strategic Forces visited south Korea on the eve of the rehearsal, the number of the GIs involved in the drill far outnumber the one in the last year and even mercenaries from seven vassal countries including Australia and the UK have joined them.

The situation on the Korean peninsula has plunged into a critical phase due to the reckless north-targeted war racket of the war maniacs.

KCNA

13:28

Buharis returnll double efforts in driving economic growth Osinbajo "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo speaks on efforts by the Federal Government to revamp the economy in this interview with CNNs ZAIN ASHER at the Nigerian Bar Associations 2017 annual general conference in Lagos. Excerpts: What would you say are the achievements of the All Progressives Congress administration? I think the single greatest achievement of []

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13:27

Why is climate changes 2 degrees Celsius of warming limit so important? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

More and more research shows that we are likely to pass the 2 degree Celsius temperature limit much of the world has agreed on. Where did that limit come from, and what if we miss it?

13:26

Universities are Broke. So Let's Cut Admin Overhead and Get Back to Teaching "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Meaningless tasks and faux-business strategies prioritised by British universities have skewed their real roles of teachinig and research. Looking at decades of university growth, most expansion has been by university administration, not faculty. On the other side of the pond, one US study found that between 1975 and 2008 while the number of faculty had grown about 10% the number of administrators had grown 221% during the same period. In the UK, the large majority of universities have more administrators than they do faculty members. We are on the way to realizing an all-administrative university if nothing is done. Andr Spicer at The Guardian comments that since universities are broke, we should cut the pointless admin and get back to teaching.


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13:25

South-East senators warn Kanu, IPOB "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The South-East Senate Caucus, has joined other well-meaning Nigerians to make interventions towards the unity and stability of the country by engaging the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and his members against the backdrop of rising tension in the country. The Caucus, through its Chairman, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, held a []

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13:25

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Whence Does Threat Come to Japan?
Japan made public a 2017 "Defence White Paper" on August 8.

The Japan Defence Ministry in the document described the DPRK's nuclear and missile development as a "serious threat to Japan" and "threat of new stage to the security", faulting its successful ICBM test-launch.

Against this backdrop, on August 9 fighters of Japan's Air "Self-Defence Force" staged a dog fight drill together with B-1B nuclear strategic bombers of the US based on Guam and opened to the public the ongoing joint military drill of Japan's Ground SDF and US marines.

The reckless action of Japan as a shock brigade of the US pushing the situation of the Korean peninsula to the worst crisis clearly reveals its sinister militarist scheme.

Last century militarist Japan put the Asia-Pacific region into a nightmare for nearly half a century, crying out for "peace in the East" and "liberation".

Japan is now seeking to attain its ambition to stage a comeback to Korea and repeat the bloody past history.

Its Prime Minister Abe asserted at an event marking the 70th anniversary of the enforcement of Japan's Constitution that "the security environment has changed due to the north's nuclear and missile development and so it is needed to revise the existing constitution".

Shortly ago, Onodera, new defence minister of Japan, declared that it is examining the issue of possessing the capability to attack the enemy's bases aimed at making a preemptive strike at the north's missile base.

Foreign media said that it means a great change in Japan's policy of defence if Japan possesses the capability to strike north Korea's missile base.

In other words, it is meant to declare that Japan will round off the preparations for war including "preemptive attack" as a "state able to conduct a war", not a "state denying war".

It is an inveterate bad habit for Japan to talk about "threat" from a certain country today and invent another "threat" tomorrow.

Such action of Japan which has committed many crimes against the Korean people will bring into bolder relief the craftiness and brazenness peculiar to it.
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13:22

Deutsche Bahn Gives Green Light for Body Cams "IndyWatch Feed World"

Deutsche Bahns security staff will start wearing body cams at large stations and when working near major and sporting events.

Ronald Pofalla, DBs Board Member responsible for Security, said: Body cams secure evidence and provide protection against attacks. That gives DB employees and rail passengers more security. Our tests were positive throughout: security teams wearing body cams were not attacked a single time; they are therefore safer.

DB Body Cams some facts and figures:

  • Around 50 security personnel worked more than 8,800 hours in Cologne and Berlin between August 2016 and March 2017 fitted with body cams
  • The preventive effect stems largely from the inbuilt monitor that displays attackers behaviour back to them
  • Security employees will start wearing these body cams on a regular basis, particularly during critical periods, such as in the evenings, at the weekends, when football fans are travelling to matches and when major events are taking place
  • Deutsche Bahn recorded 2,300 attacks in 2016, roughly a third more than in 2015
  • The body cams supplement video surveillance already in place at stations and on trains
  • By the end of 2017 DB will operate around 7,000 cameras at around 1,000 stations a 20% increase to 2016
  • 28,000 cameras are already installed in regional and local (S-Bahn) trains
  • The footage is only available to view by the federal police in the event of a criminal investigation
  • All footage recorded is encrypted and transmitted to a secure server at the end of a shift
  • The employee wearing the body cam has to announce switching it on before starting recording

This information is based on a German-language press release by Deutsche Bahn

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13:20

THE PAPER SILVER MARKET IS 250 TIMES THE SIZE OF THE PHYSICAL SILVER MARKET "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

THE PAPER SILVER MARKET IS 250 TIMES THE SIZE OF THE PHYSICAL SILVER MARKET by Fabrice Drouin Ristori Gold Broker TDC Note The article below was written in 2014 and we are presenting it today because nothing has...

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13:19

Government of Turnbull recognises organised crime in media release - won't do anything about known cases "IndyWatch Feed National"

Last year the Government of Turnbull told us the same thing it's telling us this year. George Brandis QC identity theft - legislation & warrants signed may be worthless Monday, 21 November 2016 Front page of AG Dept website UPDATE - to an original report I made to the Attorney...

13:17

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

In Quest of the New
The Sungni Senior Middle School in Rangnang District is known across Pyongyang as one whose students are bright at their lessons. When I visited the school to know its secret, headmaster Kim Sok Ryol, Labour Hero and Peoples Teacher, was examining the contents of the teaching program of physics. He showed the program to me. The teaching program of last year was filled up closely with new notes leaving no blank, whereas the new teaching program was clean, edited from last years program. Its fuzzy pages are eloquent of the painstaking efforts of teachers to find out a new teaching method, writing in notes about the questions brought up in class.

Here is a note jotted down by a teacher in the space of his program of instruction:

The lesson went on by questions and answers and the students who answered my questions gratified me. But when I posed a problem relevant to the subject of the lesson, many of them failed to solve it. This was because I did not take into consideration their difference in ability. So, poor students feeling small in the presence of bright students remain dumb in class. I think it is required by the present-day education to enhance the average capacity of the students to nurse them into a large force of talent.

To give the different-levelled students enough time for thinking, the teacher cut the time of explanation in the lessons on condition that they prepare enough for the lessons, while letting them settle simple problems by means of discussion among each study group. Then he made it a rule to conduct a lesson where detailed explanation is given only about a difficult problem when it came hard for all students to understand and rewrote the teaching program accordingly. This enabled the weak students to have more opportunity to have their say and give full play to their latent faculties and encouraged all students to devote themselves to studies with greater zeal. His experience was generalized in the school, bringing forth various new teaching methods, and this resulted in a new school-years teaching program for every subject which was just like an essay.

While making much account of the teachers fluent speech in conducting classwork by the heuristic method, the school jud......

13:15

TRAI Should Reduce Indias Interconnect Charges to Zero "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The regulator should encourage IP while 2G should be phased out. Consequently, IUC should be brought down to zero at the earliest even as a transparent method is worked out to cover termination costs in the interim period.

Jio's Prime offer has been extended, with another three months of free data thrown in as a sweetener. Credit: PTI

Reliance Jio has shaken up the market. How should TRAI respond with regard to IUC regulation? Credit: PTI

The prestigious ITU (International Telecommunications Union) round table conference of Asia-Pacific regulators, which took place in New Delhi last week on the topic of Addressing Reguatory Challenges in Digital Societies, couldnt have been organised at a more opportune time.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the host of the event, is currently finalising the new Interconnect Usage Charge (IUC) regime as the country moves towards a more dig...

13:15

'Alarming' arsenic risk in Pakistani groundwater "IndyWatch Feed World"

Arsenic levels in groundwater in many parts of Pakistan are above international safety levels, in some cases "alarmingly" so.

13:13

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Anti-DPRK "Sanctions Resolution" Denounced by Figures of Indonesia and Guinea
Figures of Indonesia and Guinea issued statements on August 13 and 14 in support of the statement of the DPRK government.

Ristiyanto, general secretary of the National Guidance Council of the Pioneer Party of Indonesia, said that the US is afraid of the DPRK's test-launch of ICBM cooked up another anti-DPRK "sanctions resolution" by abusing the UNSC.

He went on:

The DPRK government in a statement categorically rejected the "sanctions resolution" cooked up by the US and other hostile forces and expressed its resolute stand to defend the country's sovereignty and rights to existence and development.

All the members of the National Guidance Council of the Pioneer Party of Indonesia vehemently slash the US moves to stifle the DPRK's sovereignty.

Final victory is in store for the Korean people.

Banou Keita, chairman of the Guinea-Korea Friendship Association, noted that the DPRK's access to nukes is a just self-defensive measure chosen by itself to defend the sovereignty of the country from the high-handed and arbitrary practices of the US which has resorted to the extreme hostile policy and nuclear threats and blackmail against the DPRK.

He went on:

The DPRK has access to everything and gained everything it could do through arduous struggle despite the harshest sanctions in the world due to the US-led UN "sanctions resolutions" cooked up through several times for the past decades. So, it is a daydream to think that the DPRK may shake or change its attitude before the new sanctions.

I strongly demand the US repeal its hostile policy towards the DPRK and withdraw its aggressive forces from south Korea at once.

KCNA

13:11

The journalists union tells an entire industry how it thinks on a very personal matter "IndyWatch Feed National"

The MEAA released this statement today. The union's a bit up itself speaking on behalf of an entire industry. I know many performers who don't feel the same way as the MEAA tells us they do. But whether they agree or not, members money is spent to promote same sex...

CIA Agent Whistleblower Risks All To Expose The Shadow Government "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Kevin Shipp was a decorated CIA officer who refused to look the other way in regard to government criminality and cover-up. At a very important public awareness event, recently held in Northern California, Mr. Shipp presented a shocking and compelling presentation on numerous, horrific and ongoing government crimes.

The total persecution of anyone who dares to tell the truth about rampant government tyranny is also fully exposed. The paradigm we have all known has been built on deception and the dark agendas of the global power structure.

The courage Kevin Shipp has shown by doing his best to expose government criminality and tyranny serves as a stellar example to us all.
We desperately need other individuals in government agencies and the US military to follow Kevins lead.

All of us are essential in the battle to help wake the masses to the truth so that the whistleblowers have the support they need to come forward. If we have any chance of stopping the completely out of control criminal cabal that currently runs our country and much of the world, we must all make our voices heard, we must all join the fight for the greater good.  Dane Wigington

Watch this via Youtube channel Dane Wigington:

13:08

Trump could have a mad moment and instruct a nuclear attack like Nixon wanted, hints James Clapper "IndyWatch Feed World"

It takes a fit of pique for US President Donald Trump to start a nuclear war against North Korea, says the former director of national intelligence, arguing that the countrys nuclear system is designed for a rapid response.

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James Clapper appeared on CNN on Wednesday to make the comments.

The whole system is built to ensure rapid response if necessary. So theres very little in the way of controls over exercising a nuclear option, which is pretty damn scary, he said.

The retired lieutenant general in the United States Air Force voiced concerns about Trumps access to the nuclear codes.

This undated picture released by North Koreas official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 23, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (2nd L) visiting the Chemical Material Institute of the Academy of Defense Science at an undisclosed location.

In a fit of pique he decides to do something about [North Korean leader] Kim Jong Un, theres actually very little to stop him, said Clapper, who served under former President Barack Obama.

He further questioned Trumps fitness for office calling his defiant speech in Phoenix, Arizona, earlier in the day downright scary and disturbing.

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13:07

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

DPRK's ICBM Test-launch Supported by Figures of Ethiopia and Uganda
Events took place in Ethiopia and Uganda from August 9 to 14 to congratulate the DPRK on its successful second test-launch of ICBM Hwasong-14 and extend support and solidarity to the just cause of the Korean people.

The chairman of the Addis Ababa Youth Association of Ethiopia said in a lecture that the ICBM test-launch has proved completely successful under the guidance of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.

He said the second test-launch of ICBM Hwasong-14 was the powerful demonstration of the strategic nuclear force of the DPRK and that the DPRK's access to nukes was the righteous self-defensive measure to defend the sovereignty of the country and the vital right of the nation from the US high-handed and arbitrary practices.

After the lecture, the participants said the US cannot hurt the DPRK possessed of ICBM and denounced the UN as the stooge of the US.

The chairman of the Ugandan National Executive Committee of the Pan-African Movement and the chairman of the Ugandan National Committee for the Study of the Juche Idea noted at a meeting for solidarity with the Korean people that the DPRK is achieving great successes in developing the national defence industry.

They said that the US, which had ignited the war of aggression against the DPRK in the 1950s and cruelly massacred Korean people, is still threatening their right to existence, adding that it is a shame for the American people to be unaware of these historical facts.

They appealed to the world progressives to reject the illegal anti-DPRK "sanctions resolution" fabricated by abusing the UN.

KCNA

13:06

Waikawa Copter Crash "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Police responding to report of helicopter crash, Waikawa Beach The Police say that at about 1:20pm they got a report of a helicopter crash on farm land near Drake Street, at Waikawa Beach. Emergency services are still responding to the incident, however initial reports from the scene say that the two occupants are both out of the []

13:05

It Could Be Cheaper To Leave The US Navy in the Docks "IndyWatch Feed National"

By G5 The McCain suffered a steering failure as the warship was beginning its approach into the Strait of Malacca, causing it to collide with a commercial tanker, The USN 7th Fleet is currently in operational pause. Does that mean that Russia, China, or North Korea are going to misbehave while the policeman is out of []

13:05

Buharill not shield suspended SGF, NIA DG Osinbajo "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Panel submits report on $43.4m cash, contract scam Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured that President Muhammadu Buhari will take the best decision in considering the final report of the presidential investigative panel on the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Lawal David Babachir, and Director General of the National Intelligence Agency []

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13:03

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

To Develop Equestrian Technique
One of the conspicuous features in the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea dynamically pushing ahead with the building of a civilized socialist power is that its peoples enthusiasm for equestrian activities is running higher and remarkable achievements are made in the development of equestrian skills.

These achievements embody the sincere efforts of the members of the Horse Riders Association of the DPRK.

The association, established four years previously, is committed to disseminating horse-riding skills among young and other people and encouraging them to take an active part in the activities while training excellent jockeys to demonstrate the honour of the country in international horse races.

Based in the Mirim Riding Club that is smartly furnished for equestrian activities, the association works effectively to disseminate equestrian techniques on a regular basis among the working people and youth.

The after-school equestrian course for youth and students, an annual event held by the association between April and October, makes a contribution to arousing the public interest in the equestrian activities and becomes the first step to training reserve jockeys.

As the tutors give earnest and scientific instructions in equestrian skills including elementary movements, horsemanship and distinctive features of horse-riding, many young people are qualified as horse-riders. And among those who are excellent are selected as reserves.

The association organizes after-school riding groups and trains the selected in a systematic way.

It plans to hold horse races involving the members of the association and amateurs every April and October from this year on, and it is enjoying much favour among the hopefuls.

Thanks to its energetic activities for the development of riding skills, the association is expanding its ranks of members and enthusiasts and thus producing excellent riders among them.

13:03

Women Demonstrate Against Right Wing Support for Sexist Google Engineer "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Right wing protest organizer Jack Posobiec cited "credible alt-left terrorist threats" as the reason for postponing a right wing march at Google headquarters in Mountain View on August 19th. Cause clbre for the extreme right, former Google software engineer James Damore, inspired the protest when he was fired for penning an internal memo in which he argued that the low number of women in technical positions was a result of biological differences. Despite the postponement of the alt-right demo, demonstrators carried on with a counter protest in response.

13:03

US spars with council partners over UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Annual renewal of UNIFIL is normally uneventful, but Trump is pushing to bolster force's authority against arms movements by Hezbollah

13:01

Mizoram Lottery Irregularities: Home Ministry Had Warned State to Take Urgent Action "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Documents accessed by The Wire also show that around one month after MHA ordered a CAG audit, Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandras son stepped down as director of a company involved in the Mizoram state lottery violations.

In June 2016, the home affairs ministry sent a warning to Mizoram, Sikkim and Goa, asking them to take urgent action.

New Delhi: Six months before the Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG) tabled a report that severely criticised four private companies and the Mizoram state government over irregularities in the way the states lottery was run, the Ministry of Home Affairs had warned the state of potential violations and urged it to take action.

In December 2016, the CAG identified a group of companies  one of which included a firm with close ties to Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandras Essel Group and the Mizoram state government for blatant violations of the Lotteries (Regulation) Act, 1998 and the Lotteries (Regulation) Rules, 2010.

The Wire in June 2017...

13:00

Syrian War Report: Syrian Army Liberates Large Area From ISIS (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Syrian War Report: Syrian Army Liberates Large Area From ISIS Video South Front Video Source

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13:00

Gab.ai saddles up for a legal battle against authoritarian pro-censorship tech world "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Gab.ai which is the free speech alternative to Twitter has found Silicon Valley to be extremely hostile to a free speech platform. It has been an up hill battle for them from day one with the MSM keen to smear them as a site solely for the alt-right and white supremacists. The most recent door []

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12:58

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Keep Your Feet Firmly Planted on This Land and Look Out Over the World
The Natural Science Research Centre at Kim Il Sung University has many promising young scientists who are displaying their high abilities with a global view. Some time ago I had a chance to meet them.

Conquering the Unknown World

Researcher Jong Un Gi, 28, was good at his studies in his childhood. In particular he was very interested in physics. After graduating from secondary school, he was enrolled at the Faculty of Physics, Kim Il Sung University as he had wished. This brought an immense happiness to him.

As he had been fond of conceiving and making things from his secondary school days, he studied hard with unusual enthusiasm like a thirsty person looks for water. After he finished the university course, he went on to a postgraduate school as he was eager to learn more. His spirit of inquiry was so strong that his knowledge got consolidated and his view wider day by day.

As a postgraduate student he published a paper on phase change between diamond and graphite in a well-known Dutch magazine. It was his debut in the global physical field.

Working as a researcher at the Natural Science Research Centre, he soon began to distinguish himself. Over the last year he published six papers in different magazines of the world including a physics review magazine of the American Physics Society. He says, The new 3G solar cell is now in the basic theoretical and experimental stage around the world. It needs solution of lots of problems.

Ive presented a paper on inherent stability of this solar cell material and gave basic theoretical proof on what kind of element is good for increasing the inherent stability. Now Im studying about the inherent stability of certain materials that changes according to light, humidity and temperature.

He is fluent in three languagesEnglish, Chinese and Japanese. He sometimes gives lectures to students. Giving lectures is indispensable to him because it helps him to find out new problems and make deeper studies of them. The university council has designated him as promising scientist of the highest ability in his 20s.

Days after he got m...

12:58

Bill Gates and Richard Branson Back Startup That Grows Clean Meat "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

haha oh sure! Via: Bloomberg: Cargill Inc., one of the largest global agricultural companies, has joined Bill Gates and other business giants to invest in a nascent technology to make meat from self-producing animal cells amid rising consumer demand for protein thats less reliant on feed, land and water. Memphis Meats, which produces beef, chicken []

12:58

Nwosu: Anambra must cease to be a cash-and-carry state "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Former Minister of Health, Prof. ABC Nwosu is the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee in Anambra State. In this interview with PAMELA EBOH, he speaks on the November 18 governorship election in the state and his committees plan for the state chapter of the party As the newly appointed Chairman of []

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12:55

The FBI evidence lab is one giant cesspool of corruption "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In these pages, Ive emphasized that mainstream news often fails to follow up on their own stories.

They publish a shocking account of a scandal, and then they drop it like a hot potato.

Why? There are several reasons, but the most important is: the scandal is too revealing. It indicts an institution or organization that, in the long run, must be protected.

In 2014-15, stories appeared in the press about the phenomenal corruption of the FBI evidence lab. But since then, there has been very little follow-up. I find no compelling evidence that the federal government has fixed the problem.

Here is a sample of the 2014-15 stories:

April 20, 2015, The Atlantic: the Washington Post made clear Saturday in an article that begins with a punch to the gut Nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000, the newspaper reported, adding that the cases include those of 32 defendants sentenced to death.

August 12, 2014, New Scientist: the initial results were released of an ongoing review of thousands of criminal cases in which FBI scientists testimony may have led to wrongful convictions including for some people now on death row[an FBI source states] we teach these people [lab techs in training] for two weeks, and they would go back to their laboratories with a certificate of completion and be told: Great youre qualified to do this [analysis of evidence] heres your caseload.

Washington Post, April 18, 2015: The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.

Of 28 examiners with the FBI Laboratorys microscopic hair comparison unit, 26 overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95 percent of the 268 trials reviewed so far, according to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Innocence Project, which are assisting the government with the countrys largest post-conviction review of questioned forensic evidence.

The cases include those of 32 defendants sentenced to death. Of those, 14 have been executed or died in prison, the groups said under an agreement with the government to release results after the review of the first 200 convictions.

Giant long-term scandal and corruption. The story is covered. Then it disappears.

Here is one reason why. If the press outlets continued to search out every aspect of the story, they would come upon numerous prosecutors who...

12:55

Angola awaits poll count as dos Santos steps down after 38 years "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Voting ended yesterday in an Angolan election that will bring about the first leadership change in almost four decades for Africas second-biggest oil producer.

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MACKAY Thief ripped off Mackay businesses, then lost her cool "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Silvers Door Step: Five Reasons to Buy Physical Silver Now "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Silver is generally treated like golds little brother, and tends to get lost in the shuffle. But a recent Business Insider article listed five good reasons to buy silver. Like gold, silver is money. Its historically been a good safe-haven investment and a hedge against inflation. But it also serves as an industrial metal. Silver []

12:49

Shootout: Man killed picking money thrown by robbers "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

One was feared killed while several others sustained bullet wounds as police engaged armed robbers in a gun duel on Wellington Bassey Way near Akwa Ibom State Government House, Uyo. It was learnt that the robbers trailed a Toyota Camry car ferrying millions of naira from a second generation bank on Abak Road to the []

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12:41

Antifa Saved Their Lives: Report from Clergy at Charlottesville "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Antifa Saved Their Lives: Report from Clergy at Charlottesville appeared first on It's Going Down.

But I could not say a word. It nearly took my breath away when they chanted, Black Lives Dont Matter and Fuck You Faggots over and over again. It felt like they just kept coming one by one.

A few times a day, I group text with two of my closest friends, Brandy and Jen. It was a normal day on Thursday, August 3 when we were texting about our typical subjects: academia, politics, our writing (or lack thereof!), dating, and hanging out with each other again. None of us live near each other so this is the best way to keep in touch. Shortly prior to this particular group text message, Brandy moved to Charlottesville, Virginia for a post-doctoral fellowship in the Religious Studies department at the University of Virginia. I live fairly close to Virginia so I asked Brandy when she wanted me to come visit her during the month of August. She joked at one point in the group text that I could come down and join the clergy counter protest for this Alt-Right rally entitled Unite the Right, which was supposed to take place on Saturday, August 12th. If you watch the news for any decent amount of time, you know who the Alt-Right are and what they believe. I did not think it would be a particularly memorable event, and without much thought, I agreed to attend so I could protest with my friend. I then signed up for the Clergy Call organized and led by phenomenal leaders Seth Wispelwey and Smash Patty in local congregations in Charlottesville. Little did I know what was coming for us.

A few days later, I received an email from the Clergy Call organizers warning about the dangers of attending the counter protest against the neo-Nazis at the Unite the Right rally. I read the email with some concern, but I still had no idea what was coming for us. I told Brandy that due to personal reasons, I could not risk getting arrested right now. She told me I could still attend the protest and be the designated person to bail her out of jail. I quickly agreed.

The few days leading up to the Unite the Right rally on August 12th were very consuming for me. I led a conference for my job, and I also faced some personal issues that were unfolding at the same time. On Friday, August 11th, I planned to drive down to Charlottesville after my work conference wrapped up in the late afternoon. By the time I actually made progress driving towards Charlottesville, it was the early evening, and I was completely exhausted. At one...

12:41

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

South Korean Paper Demands Immediate Withdrawal of THAAD
South Korea's online paper Minjok Ilbo in an editorial on August 16 demanded immediate withdrawal of THAAD.

It blamed the regime for seeking to introduce THAAD equipment in addition in collusion with the US.

It accused the Ministry of Defense of insisting that the radio wave and noise of THAAD are not harmful to human body when publishing the results of the test on its environmental impact on August 12.

The regime will be punished by candlelight demonstrators if it behaves like the former Park Geun Hye regime which pursued sycophancy toward the US, prioritizing the alliance with it, it added.

KCNA


S. Koreans Stage No-War Actions

The 2017 Students Vanguard for Reunification and the Reunification Vanguard of the Confederation of Trade Unions in south Korea held a demo in Seoul on August 14 in protest against Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises.

Holding a placard reading "Trump should zip his lip and give up Ulji Freedom Guardian!", the demonstrators chanted slogans demanding dismantlement of shackling alliance with the US and elimination of evils stoking national division. They remained undeterred by the fascist police's suppression.

Earlier, they held a rally outside the US military base in Ryongsan, censuring Trump's bellicose remarks and demanding stop to the joint military drills.

KCNA

12:40

India: A Message to All Leftist Students in Bengal from Kaloberal Anarchist Collective "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Dear comrades,

This message is being addressed to you at a time when we have reached a point of no return. With the West Bengal Universities And Colleges (Administration And Regulation) Act 2017, the State Government has rendered our student unions illegal. History teaches us that tomorrow they will also come after our freedom to protest against it, till one by one, every voice of dissent has been stifled and stamped out. This is the natural flow of fascism. The State seeks to depoliticise us and that is precisely why this is not an apolitical issue. The State wants to dissolve the diversity of our resistance into homogenised, apolitical student councils because it is easier to control and dominate. The State has declared political war on us. We will have to fight, comrades, to defend our right to be...

12:40

Is Trumps Agenda Being Eclipsed? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Is Trumps Agenda Being Eclipsed? by Patrick J. Buchanan Lew Rockwell I have not become the Kings First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire, said Winston Churchill to cheers at the Lord Mayors...

The post Is Trumps Agenda Being Eclipsed? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

12:39

Breaking: Trans Lives Matter Protesters Mowed Down by Car During St. Louis Street Rally "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Transgender Kiwi Herring was shot dead by a St. Louis police officer this week after she cut the officer during a domestic disturbance call.

Kiwi Herring was the 19th transsexual killed this year.

She cut a police officer.
The officer shot her.

The left was very upset that Kiwi was shot dead.

On Wednesday there was a protest in the Grove neighborhood in St. Louis city.

12:38

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Koreans in US Stage No-War Demonstration
Koreans in the US simultaneously launched demonstrations in Washington, New York and Los Angeles on August 14 in solidarity with American peace movement organizations to protest the US moves for igniting a war against the DPRK, according to the south Korean online paper Jaju Sibo.

Demonstrators released a joint statement, titled, "The Trump government should stop north-targeted war moves at once."

Charging that Trump's bellicose remarks are bringing the danger of war to the Korean peninsula, the statement said:

Trump has fully revealed his true colours as a war maniac before the world by saying that the outbreak of war will kill thousands of people on the Korean peninsula only, not content with his reckless remarks about "fire and fury."

The peace treaty, to be signed soon after the conclusion of armistice agreement in 1953, has not yet been concluded due to the refusal of the US.

The ceaseless south Korea-US joint military drills and north-targeted nuclear war drills under that abnormal situation caused the north's nukes and ICBM development.

Terming the US hostile policy toward the DPRK the root cause of danger of a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula, the statement stressed:

The US should give up its strategy for dominating Northeast Asia and hostile policy toward the north.

We strongly urge the US administration to opt for dialogue and peace, not sanctions and war.

The US should stop the north-targeted war moves at once and come out for dialogue with the north immediately.

It should declare the end of war and conclude a peace treaty.

KCNA

12:37

Stealthing, by any other name "IndyWatch Feed National"

While the term stealthing may not be preferential, it isnt the first time that movements have had to reclaim terminology in order to initiate their own conversations. From the feminist pop culture magazine titled Bitch, to The Vagina Monologues acrostic classic Reclaiming Cunt, to the now common usage of the term queer in the LGBTQI community as Paul Baker, a professor of English Language at Lancaster University in the UK says, control language and you control the society.

12:36

BankBot trojan tries to sneak apps onto your Android smartphone without permission "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The BankBot malware family is abusing Android's accessibility services to try to install additional apps without users' permission.

David Bisson reports.

12:31

Arcade Fire ~ Ready to Start "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

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12:30

DIY Electric Beach Luge is a Thrill "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

[John Dingley] describes his Electric Beach Luge Project as an exciting mashup between a downhill luge board, a kite surf buggy, a go-kart, and a Star Wars Land Speeder and its fresh from a successful test run. Whats not to like? The DIY experimental vehicle was made to run on long, flat, firm stretches of sand while keeping the rider as close to the ground as possible. The Beach Luge is mainly intended to be ridden while lying on ones back, luge-style, but its also possible to lay prone in the Superman position.

The whole unit was built from the ground up, but [John] points out that the design isnt particularly complicated. There is no fancy self-balancing or suspension involved and steering is simple. A tube bender and a welder took care of making the frame. The rest is mainly used go-kart parts obtained cheaply from eBay, driven by a 500W 24V electric motor from an old Golf Kart. Like a luge sled, the goal is for the vehicle itself to interfere as little as possible between the user and the earth to make the experience as visceral as it can be.

You can see it in action in the two videos embedded below, but even more videos and some great pictures are available on the projects page. [John] says its great fun to ride, but feels it could use twice as much power!

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12:30

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

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

by Matt Agorist, Guest author

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

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


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12:30

Map of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

River Basins of Portugal and Spain in Rainbow Colours Click here for larger view

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12:28

These Hollywood Conservatives Are Standing By Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Caller: Hollywood conservatives are standing by President Donald Trump after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, with many citing the medias reaction as the reason. All this does is help Trump because people have had it, Scott Baio explained to The Hollywood Reporter in a piece published Wednesday. The outlet asked more than 50 []

12:27

Cape Cod Shark Cull Lunacy "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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

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

South Australias Shark Cull has been widely ridiculed by Scientisits

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

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

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

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

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12:21

Why Trump Must Not Re-Certify The Obamabomb Deal "IndyWatch Feed War"

Center for Security Policy, by Clare Lopez, Aug. 23, 2017: (Washington, D.C.): The Center for Security Policy today published an extraordinarily topical and timely Occasional Paper concerning one of the nations most pressing national security questions: Can the United States in good Continue reading

12:20

Comparing The Colds Wars (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Comparing The Colds Wars Podcast TFMetals Report Along with John Batchelor, a grim and somber Professor Cohen discussed last evening the latest twists and turns in The New Cold War which, according to John, has finally reached the point where...

The post Comparing The Colds Wars (Podcast) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

12:17

Barcelona Terror Imams Familiar Path From Prison to ISIS Soldier "IndyWatch Feed War"

by Patrick Dunleavy IPT News August 23, 2017 In the wake of the horrific terror attacks in Barcelona that killed 15 people and injured as many as 120, including 7-year-old Julian Cadman, authorities are trying to understand how a group of young Moroccan Continue reading

12:15

On My Writing Desk "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Rose in a bud vaseOn my writing desk today, a coral and yellow rose in a bud vase, my attempt to bring a bit of nature indoors.

While the summer here in north Texas hasnt been as hot as it could be, weve had quite a bit of rain.  Which means standing water.  Which means mosquitoes.

Morning walks, in which I often draft fiction and poems, are out. Im missing these walks even more as Im trying to finish up a collection of poems and revise a novella.

So a rose in a bud vase will do.

12:14

DATA RELEASE: Server Logs Reveal Neofascist Tactics "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Charlottesville, VA Server logs from Discord chat rooms used by neo-nazis, the so-called alt-right and paramilitary militias that were leaked to us earlier in August have shed light on various aspects of the internal organizing and networking that led up to Unite The Right.

While Discords group chat and collaboration platform (and the internet in general) helps white supremacist groups find each other and recruit, it also brings them into closer proximity with their most common opponent antifascists, known as antifa for short, who commit to directly confronting white supremacist organizing and shutting it down by any means necessary.

One chat channel in the Charlottesville 2.0 Discord server (now shut down) run by Unite The Right organizers Eli Mosley and Jason Kessler is called #antifa_watch. We are publishing some of the contents of this chat thread here but have withheld some material that contains personal information of people that were being targeted for harassment by the alt-right.

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12:09

Terrorist Plan to Blow Up Airplane With Explosive Barbie Doll Foiled "IndyWatch Feed War"

Washington Free Beacon, by Conor Beck, Aug. 22, 2017: Authorities foiled a plan by Lebanese terrorists to blow up a commercial airliner by smuggling explosives in a large Barbie doll and a meat grinder. Lebanese Interior Minister Nohan Machnouk said Continue reading

12:08

The Story of Giordano Bruno "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Is this the future that you want? Those with the right to freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, cannot afford to be complacent. Included in this must be the freedom of religion and separation of church and state, as the story of Bruno makes clear.

In 2017, 500 years after Martin Luther tacked the 95 theses on the doors in Wittenberg in 1517, starting the Reformation, and 417 years after Bruno was burned at the stake, people appear to be forgetting the dangers of state churches, such as Putins Russian Orthodox Church.

Without these freedoms, eventually people may fear thought. And, ultimately this stifles creativity and innovation, making it bad for society, as well as for the individual. Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake by the Roman Catholic Inquisition in 1600.

Excerpted from Annie Besant, 1913, The Story of Giordano Bruno:
For it is one of the evils of superstition that, in countries where it is powerful, it treats honest men as criminals and criminals as honest men, provided only that the criminals are d...

12:08

Fusion GPS Founder Refuses To Identify Dossier Clients In Marathon Senate Session "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Caller: In a marathon interview with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, the co-founder of Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm behind the uncorroborated anti-Trump dossier, refused to identify the political clients that commissioned the salacious document. Fusion GPS also stands behind the dossier, a lawyer for the firm said at the end []

12:07

Oh Justin, My Justin "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Justin from Canada has a problem: [] Trudeaus Liberals need to gain support in Quebec [] The government is in a real quandary over this, said a third source familiar with official thinking. OTTAWA (Reuters) Canada fears a huge Continue reading

12:02

Replacing patriotism with tribalism "IndyWatch Feed War"

The politics of grievance and revenge divides us all Washington Times, by Clifford May, Aug.  23, 2017: Just after last weeks terrorist attack in Barcelona, a pro-Islamic State website posted video from the scene along with a message in Arabic Continue reading

12:00

Robert E Mail and Robert E Commerce are racists (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Robert E Mail and Robert E Commerce are racists Video The Daily Economist Video Source

The post Robert E Mail and Robert E Commerce are racists (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

12:00

Joyce PREFUd the Labour Party into a corner "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Steve Joyce has used the opening of the Governments books to send a message to voters: if Labour wants a big bribe, it will have to raise taxes. The quick summary of the Pre-election Fiscal Update (PREFU) is that there is not the extra money available many thought there would be over the next few []

The post Joyce PREFUd the Labour Party into a corner appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:59

LLVM's Clang C/C++ Compiler Is Still Having Problems With ~5% Of Debian Packages "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Debian developer and LLVM/Clang enthusiast Sylvestre Ledru has provided an update regarding the build results for trying to compile the Debian archive using this GCC compiler alternative...

11:58

ADL reports 1000% surge in online donations after Charlottesville rally "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Anti-Defamation League received 10 times as much money as usual from online donations in response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

11:57

Unintended Consequences of Trading with China "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Our massive trade deficits with China are causing our housing shortage by encouraging Chinese citizens to buy U.S. homes.

11:57

RE: CVE Request: Multiple security issues inOpenJPEG(Internet mail) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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I'm afraid no CVEs were assigned. At least I did not submit these issues to https://cveform.mitre.org/

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11:54

Christiansburg, VA: Target Workers on Wildcat Strike for Sexual Harassment & Discrimination "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Christiansburg, VA: Target Workers on Wildcat Strike for Sexual Harassment & Discrimination appeared first on It's Going Down.

Workers at a Target store Christiansburg, VA are striking to demand the firing of General Manager Daniel Butler after multiple testimonies alleging abuse including sexual harassment and racial discrimination. There was also a picket outside the store on August 23rd.

Target workers strike, demand firing of General Manager Daniel Butler. Employees experience abuse including sexual harassment, racial discrimination without recourse.

Christiansburg, VA: Target (Store #1292) General Manager Daniel Butler has abused Target workers for years, highlighted in worker testimonies which include multiple instances of inappropriate touching, suggestive comments, racist remarks, misgendering transgender employees, and physical abuse. Target has failed to address these complaints and so workers are forced to strike.

Striking workers demand the following:

  1. The permanent termination of Daniel Butler from the Target Corporation, with no chance for rehire at this or any other location
  2. recognition of their independent workers committee to mediate between Target workers and management at Store #1292

Several workers have attempted to go through Targets HR channels to stop this abuse, only to have their complaints stonewalled.

Since Targets methods failed to end Butlers inappropriate behavior, employees ask that the community support their strike through boycott until their demands are met.

Full worker testimonies and information on how to help is available at http://nrvstrike.org

This action is supported by New River Workers Power, a local independent working class organization that seeks to build political power for workers by workers and their allies across the region.

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11:51

The myth of a moderate Taliban "IndyWatch Feed War"

Conservative Review, by Jordan Schachtel, Aug. 23, 2017: In his defense of President Trumps strategy to once again bolster U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has explained that the Trump administration may seek to engage with moderate Continue reading

11:47

2017 Is Turning Into 1929 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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The following video discusses how 1929 and 2017 are very similar. How similar? After listening tot he video, you will be looking for new places to store your money.

 

 

 

11:47

Cobra: Unity Meditation Report "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Cobra - Resistance Movement

By Cobra

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

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

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

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

More that half of the remaining plasma anomaly of the Yaldabaoth entity was transmuted, and the East Coast plasma anomaly vortex is virtually gone. What is remaining are smalle...

11:46

Soros Claims To Be A Liberal. Heres Where He Puts His Money "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Socialist hypocrite. Via Daily Caller: Billionaire George Soros gives liberally to progressive causes, but he puts his financial bets on fast-food chains, GMO foods, coal, firearms and gas-guzzling cars, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group analysis of his latest financial filing. Soros claims he is a fighter for human rights but that []

11:41

Suong Nguyen was scared of woman in niqab before racist attack, court told "IndyWatch Feed National"

August 14 2017 5:53PM
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Suong Nguyen was scared of a woman wearing a niqab when she banged on her car door, told her to take off her mask, and called her a terrorist.

The victim, Semaa Abdulwali, filmed the racist attack in the car park at Macquarie University on January 20, and the footage was watched by millions of people when her husband Ramzy Alamudi posted it online.

Nguyen was on Monday handed good behaviour bonds and a fine, after pleading guilty to intimidation and causing damage.

Magistrate Suzanne Seagrave said Nguyen displayed an unexplainable prejudice that has no place whatsoever in our multicultural society.

 

Suong Thao Nguyen during a racist rant outside Macquarie University in January 2017.

Suong Thao Nguyen during a racist rant outside Macquarie University in...

11:40

Have Hillary Clinton Supporters Tormented Progressives Enough To Satisfy Themselves? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Paul Waldman, a senior writer for the American Prospect and a contributor to the Washington Posts Plum Line column, is out with a melodramatic performance piece tied to excerpts from Hillary Clintons forthcoming book. It was headlined: Has Hillary Clinton abased herself sufficiently to satisfy her critics?

The column instantly received praise from Democratic strategists and commentators for its unsubtle attack on people, whom Neera Tanden, Joan Walsh, or Mark Moulitsas might have labeled alt-left (except now that President Donald Trump used it to draw a false equivalency with white supremacists in Charlottesville, theyre a bit more careful when it comes to deploying it).

The central argument is that Clinton is repeatedly asked to apologize for failing to defeat Trump because she is a woman. Presidential candidates Mitt Romney, John McCain, John Kerry, or Al Gore never had to get down on their knees and beg forgiveness for their failures every time they appeared in public after losing their presidential elections.

He also argues Clinton has taken responsibility for her failure, and yet, it is not good enough for reporters. Much of the piece is spent on the mainstream media and how cable news spent time on a book by Peter Schweitzer called Clinton Cash, which made Clinton look corrupt. And of course, there were the damn emailsan orgy of coverage of Clintons emails.

Waldmans performance piece is undermined by the fact that he is not specific at all when claiming that there are people demanding a ritual begging of forgiveness from Hillary Clinton.

One can gather that people who share Waldmans perspective are upset about the media and how they covered Clinton, and they believe this played a significant role in the outcome of the 2016 Election. But then the column should be headlined: Has Hillary Clinton abased herself sufficiently to satisfy the media? Instead, it is abstractly aimed at critics.

Are these Trump supporters? Progressives or Democratic socialists who still fervently back Senator Bernie Sanders? Communists or full-blooded socialists? Is this a left-wing problem or a right-wing problem or both?

Maybe, Waldman and others are convinced the problem is so pervasive that it does not matter who is doing it. However, there are next to no critics named, and the only example offered is Clinton Cash, which the New York Times and Washington Post struck a deal to cover, even though it contained several falsehoods about the extent of the Bill and Hillary Clintons corruption.

This would not be a topic of discussion currently if Clinton was not in the early stages of hyping her book, What Happened, on her election campaign. She wants the public to see her campaign from her perspecti...

11:40

Germany repatriates all the gold it planned to recover or was going to get "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Germany repatriates all the gold it planned to recover or was going to get by Chris Powell GATA Germany Repatriates Gold Reserves Ahead of Schedule From Deutsche Welle, Bonn, Germany Wednesday, August 23,2 017 http://www.dw.com/en/germany-repatriates-gold-reserves-ahead-of-schedule Germanys central bank...

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11:40

Something Very Big and Bad Is Coming This Way- Ronnie McMullen "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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I recently interviewed Ronnie McMullen and he said he could feel it in his bones.  Something very big and very bad is coming this way. What could it be?

11:38

VK_KHX_multiview Patches For RADV Radeon Vulkan Driver "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

RADV co-founder Bas Nieuwenhuizen has today posted patches for supporting the VK_KHX_multiview extension within this open-source Radeon Vulkan driver...

11:37

Why Do Diseases Hurt Us? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It seems like the ideal way to be a parasite is to allow your host animals to proliferate and be well. The healthier the host, the more nourishment they can provide the parasite. So I have a few questions for those in the know:

Why do virii and bacteria harm us, when theyd be better off if we were healthy?

Are there any truly harmless parasites in the average human? The mites in eyelashes seem pretty chill.

As I think of it, some diseases can only spread if the host coughs, sneezes, or vomits, but is that the reason for all of it? A sexually transmitted disease that negatively affects ones sexiness seems like it should be very unlikely.

To wax Agent Smith-ish for a moment, humans seem to be demolishing the planet on which we depend for life. Its an instinctive race to grab the most resources that has produced economic and political systems that remove all guilt and forethought, do nothing but grease the slide into hell.

Are parasites doing the same? Does life clamor its way into these overly-successful dead ends every time? Is the cycle of mass extinctions a natural mirror of our boom-bust economics? I dont know. But I do know this: Nature sucks. Nothing more to add, today.


11:37

Quotation for Today 24/08/2017 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

From Karl du Fresne opining on the Greens

Its not long since North and South magazine devoted its cover to a glossy, Vanity Fair-style photo featuring some of the partys most attractive young candidates. It looked like a fashion shoot. No party has ever assembled a more photogenic slate.

The magazines website promoted the issue with the line: The Greens as youve never seen them before. With Tureis undignified exit and the subsequent blood-letting, that line acquired a whole new meaning.


11:35

SoyVertisement: Wooden Word Watch "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

I came across a wooden word watch on kickstarter. I like the concept and the approach this chap took (see also Imgur post on building this watch).

I have little more to add except that it felt like the kind of thing I'd love to see on SN, so here you go. I am not involved with this in any way and am (currently) not even backing this. But I just thought it was a cool story about engineering, and I figured it'd be appreciated. I am also kind of hoping some of the reactions will point out similarly cool small tech projects, so please do respond in the comments with your own SoyVertisements of cool, independent projects!


[Ed Note: We occasionally receive self-promoting story submissions. These are quickly noted as 'bin spam' and unceremoniously passed over for use on the site. (You can well imagine what would happen to the submissions queue were we to do otherwise!) This submission does not seem to fall into that category, but it does nudge up against it. The tipping point for my accepting this story is based on three factors. The submitter has been with the site since nearly its inception. (Submissions from ACs and newly-created-accounts just for submitting a self-promoting story will continue to be looked at very askance.) Another factor is the submitter receives no remuneration or benefit from the submission. Lastly, the item in question does look interesting to me and I think it would be of interest to the community. So, if you do [not] want to see more stories like this, on occasion, please indicate so in the comments. Also, any suggestions as to factors to use to assess these kinds of submissions for acceptance are also appreciated. --martyb]


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11:32

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

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

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

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

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

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

11:30

Filled With Blood And Drugs, These Delivery Drones Are Saving Lives In Africa "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

You might still be waiting for pizza delivery by air, but in Rwanda (and soon in Tanzania) drones are already in the air, and doing much more important work.

Inside a drone delivery center in Rwandathe first in the world to make medical deliveries at a national scalestaff answered an emergency call in July. A hospital needed blood for a 24-year-old woman who had just given birth by caesarian section. The hospital had transfused her with two units of blood. But she bled out of those units in 10 minutes.

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11:30

Paypal experiences angry reaction from Pro-Free Speech customers "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Paypal customers worldwide including some of Whaleoils subscribers have been cancelling their Paypal accounts because of Paypals anti-free speech stance against websites like Bare Naked Islam and Jihad Watch and individuals like Robert Spencer and free-speech advocate Pamela Geller. On Saturday afternoon, the Soros-funded hard-Left website ProPublica published a hit piece calling upon PayPal and []

The post Paypal experiences angry reaction from Pro-Free Speech customers appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:30

Will The DCCC Lose TX-23 Again By Running Corrupt Blue Dog Pete Gallego? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former Bernie Bexar County coordinator Rick Trevio

TX-23, the state's largest congressional district, stretches from the suburbs south and west of San Antonio right across west Texas into Socorro and the suburbs east of El Paso. Of the 29 counties in the district, only 4 have significant numbers of voters-- Bexar, El Paso, Medina, and Val Verde. It's the DCCC's #1 electoral priority in Texas for the 2018 midterms. But the DCCC shouldn't even have to be fighting for TX-23. They should own. The district, which is over 70% Latino, went narrowly for Obama in 2008, narrowly for Romney in 2012 and then gave Hillary a 49.8% to 46.4% win over Seor Trumpanzee. That there's a non-Hispanic Republican congressman there is testimony to the DCCC's willful incompetence. They keep running an egregiously corrupt conservative that the district hates, Blue Dog Pete Gallego.

Gallego won the seat in 2012, voted with the Republicans on virtually everything, and was promptly defeated two years later. He ran again last year and, while Hillary was winning the district, he lost to Will Hurd again, this time 109,816 (48.5%) to 106,049 (46.8%). Only as bad a candidate as Gallego could lose to a Republican here. So, of course, he's running again next year, to the delight of the corrupt conservatives in Congress who would love to see him back, helping them to make the Kings Landing swamp ever more fetid and disgusting. [Gallego, who is already openly raising money for the race, says he hasn't decided whether to try for a 4th time or not.] There are 3 other candidates so far so Gallego could have a hard time winning the nomination.

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11:30

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

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

11:28

The 64th Anniversary of the West's Coup in Iran is Not Forgotten by the World "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

After WWII, the West had one huge 'problem' on its hands: all three most populous Muslim countries on Earth - Egypt, Iran and Indonesia - were clearly moving in one similar direction, joining a group of patriotic, peaceful and tolerant nations. They were deeply concerned about the welfare of their citizens, and by no means were they willing to allow foreign colonialist powers to plunder their resources, or enslave their people. In the 1950's, the world was rapidly changing, and there was suddenly hope that the countries which were oppressed and pillaged for decades and centuries by first the European and then North American geopolitical and business interests, would finally break their shackles and stand proudly on their own feet. Several Communist countries in Eastern Europe, but also newly liberated China, were actively helping with a rapid de-colonizing process in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and other parts of the world. Those developments were exactly what the West in general and both the U.K. and the U.S. in particular, were not ready or willing to accept. 'Ancient' belief in some sort of 'inherited right' to colonize, to loot and to control entire the non-white world, was deeply engraved in the psyche of the rulers in both Europe and North America.

11:25

Firms train 50 Nigerian girls in ICT skills "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Fifty Nigerian girls have been trained in the Information and Communication Technology skills through an empowerment program organized by Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, in collaboration with Visiola Foundation. The company partnered to organize its 2017 Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) one-week summer camp training program for teenage girls with the []

The post Firms train 50 Nigerian girls in ICT skills appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

11:20

How We Know The So-Called Civil War Was Not Over Slavery "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

How We Know The So-Called Civil War Was Not Over Slavery Paul Craig Roberts When I read Professor Thomas DiLorenzos article ( http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/08/21/lincoln-myth-ideological-cornerstone-america-empire/ ) the question that lept to mind was, How come the South is said to have fought...

The post How We Know The So-Called Civil War Was Not Over Slavery appeared first on The Daily Coin.

11:18

POLL: AZ Sen. Jeff Flake Trailing GOP Primary Challenger Kelli Ward By Double Digits "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A New poll shows Arizona Senator Jeff Flake is in big trouble, in what might be the toughest political race of his career. AZ Highground reports Flake is trailing Kelli Ward by 14%.

AZ Highground reports:

A statewide Arizona survey of 400 likely Arizona 2018 General Election voters shows Republican incumbent Senator Jeff Flake fourteen points behind his primary Republican opponent Kelli Ward and eight points behind prospective Democratic opponent U.S. Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D, AZ-9).

Q.        If the primary election for United States Senate were held today, would you vote for [Rotate] Jeff Flake or Kelli Ward?

28.2%  Jeff Flake
42.5%  Kelli Ward
5.1%    Some other candidate
24.2%  Dont know, Refused

Q.        If the General Election for United States Senate were held today, would you vote for [Rotate] Jeff Flake or Kyrsten Sinema?

32.5%  Jeff Flake
40.5%  Kyrsten Sinema
27.0%  Dont know, Refused

The Republican Primary Election sample was of 273 high efficacy Republican and PND/Independent voters and has a margin of error of 5.93%.  The General Election sample of 400 high efficacy general election voters has a margin of error of 4.88%.

While Election Day may still be more than a year away, Senator Jeff Flakes campaign has a lot of work to do to persuade Republican primary voters that his form of principled Republican conservatism can trump the nativist populism that is fueling Republican voters antipathy towards Washington insiders.  These same Republicans still give the President a 74% approval rating in Arizona, said Chuck Coughlin, President & CEO of HighGround Public Affairs, which conducted the poll.

Pollster Nate Silver recently issued a major warning to Flake over his unpopularity.

FiveThirtyEight reports:

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona is unpopular really unpopular. According to a poll about all 100 senators released Tuesday by...

11:10

BREAKING: Texas Voter ID Law Struck Down By Obama Appointed Federal Judge "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Photo IDs are discriminatory and only Anglos can get the correct IDs. Via Washington Times: A federal court judge in Texas struck down the states voter ID law on Wednesday, ruling it had a discriminatory intent and effect against Hispanic and African American voters. The decision is a blow to the Texas legislature and to []

11:04

Abby Martin Israel Started Palestinian Genocide Right From the Beginning ! "IndyWatch Feed War"

Filed under: AngloZionist Empire, Ethnic Cleansing, Jewish Crimes, Jewish terror state, Nakba and ROR, Nazi Israel, Palestine, Palestinian Holocaust

11:01

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

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

11:00

Ronan Manly-Can China Impact the Fraudulent London Paper Gold Markets? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Ronan Manly-Can China Impact the Fraudulent London Paper Gold Markets? (Video)

Ronan Manly-Can China Impact the Fraudulent London Paper Gold Markets? Video Jay Taylor Media Ronan Manly, explains how an honest gold bullion market in Shanghai could put pressure on western gold markets to correct price distortion caused by the...

The post Ronan Manly-Can China Impact the Fraudulent London Paper Gold Markets? (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

11:00

Lipstick on a pig and the Greens like youve never seen them before! "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Karl du Fresne observes Media scrutiny of politics and monitoring by pollsters is now so merciless and unrelenting that the landscape can be transformed in hours. Politicians have lost the ability to control events. Developments wash over them almost faster than they can react. Politics has turned manic. Less than a month ago the election []

The post Lipstick on a pig and the Greens like youve never seen them before! appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:59

Why is the State Dept Undermining President Trumps Egypt Policy? "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Front Page Magazine, by Daniel Greenfield, Aug. 23, 2017: President Trump has been very clear that he wants to pivot away from Obamas backing for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. And the Arab Springs whole democratization program. Senator McCain has Continue reading

10:57

BOOM! CNN Gets DESTROYED by Their Own Charlottesville Panel The Media is Not Being Honest (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Very fake news CNN featured a panel of six Trump supporters Wednesday morning and they all pushed back on host Alisyn Camerotas persistent argument that somehow President Trump did something wrong by condemning both sides for violence and hatred following the protests in Charlottesville.

The entire panel defended President Trump and expressed their distrust of the media.

Camerota started out by asking how many of the panelists were troubled by President Trumps response to Charlottesville. Not one of the panelists raised their hands.

I didnt see anything wrong with it. I mean he addressed the problem. I mean lets face reality, there are problems on both sides, said one of the panelists.

Camerota was clearly frustrated that anyone would come to such a logical conclusion so she pushed back.

Do you think neo-Nazis and white supremacists are the same as those who are protesting them? asked Camerota.

The panelist shot back with an excellent answer, I think its ridiculous to have me choose between Hitler and Stalin which is what I consider what both groups are.

Camerota once again stuck up for the violent communist Antifa members and got shut down again.

The Antifa group to me is totally Stalin-ish. If youre willing to set fires and burn places to the ground, that doesnt seem like a very peaceful group to me, the panelist said.

Camerota played a clip of white supremacists chanting slurs against Jews and the panelists pointed out that the majority of Trump supporters do not share those views. There are over 60 million Trump voters, why does the media continue to show a handful of neo-Nazis as a representation of the entire voter base?

Camerota continued to demonize the white supremacists and romanticize violent, masked Antifa while the panel destroyed her narrative. The panel said they simply dont trust the mainstream media. They get their news from alternative media and of course Camerota attempted to discredit that as well.

Video via The Daily Caller:

The post...

10:56

Laguna Beach, CA: Thousands Mobilize Against Juan Cadavid & his neo-Nazi Friends "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Laguna Beach, CA: Thousands Mobilize Against Juan Cadavid & his neo-Nazi Friends appeared first on It's Going Down.

On Sunday, August 20, the Proud Boys, Johnny Benitez (real name Juan Cadavid) and his crew, organized a vigil for victims of illegal immigrants and refugees to take place on the main beach of Laguna Beach. He also called for stronger borders, despite the fact that he has previously stated he is an immigrant himself.

In the a wake of the aftermath and tragedy in Charlottesville that occurred the previous week, various immigrant rights organizations, local clergy, rabbis, members of the Islamic Center in Anaheim, organizations such as Indivisible OC, Brown Berets from East Los Angeles, and Orange County locals all felt compelled to be present in the counter protest as an act of solidarity and defend the area of white supremacy.

The counter protest was mainly organized by the Orange County Democratic Socialists of America, and through their connections to various local groups and organizations and also because several of the members were interviewed by local media, such as the Orange County Register and OC Weekly in order to boost their event. OC DSA also invited members of the IWW, local immigrant activists, antifa, anarchists, and other members of the Los Angeles and San Diego DSA chapter to come forward and speak on the mike.

Although there were concerns about safety and collaboration when they stated theyve been in contact with the police on their FB event post when asked, members stated that they simply contacted them to ask about permits and included that in their statement so they could appeal to the libera...

10:54

James Shaw really is a fopdoodle "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

From Stuffs debate

Aug 23, 2017 1:51 PM

Stuff Editors

James Shaw: I dont own a house, I never have and at this rate I never will.
Is this fopdoodle for real?
He was supposed to be a competent business professional? Does he have a investment portfolio? Has he lost money from bad investments? Is he just silly? He is running for public office We need to know> On this statement he has made crystal clear that the man is clearly not one to be trusted anywhere near the NZ economy. Neither are the Greens. Shaw a man out of his depth and drowning, but very slowly and before our eyes. Please Jacciah just crucify him now and save us any more agony.

10:54

As Syria war tightens, US and Russia military hotlines humming "IndyWatch Feed War"

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As forces backed by Russia and US scramble to capture what is left of IS territory, risk of accidental contact increases

10:53

Elon Musks Fears "IndyWatch Feed War"

Elon Musk has been raging that artificial intelligence (AI) is more dangerous than nuclear weapons and is an existential threat to the human race.

Musk seems to believe that once AI achieves self-awareness Terminators will bloom like weeds and the human race can kiss tomorrow goodbye. But is this really the threat that Musk is concerned with or is it something more mundane.

Capitalism is the agenda of corralling all of the worlds resources into private ownership. This is known as closing the commons.  Once achieved no man could be self-sufficient. Gone would be the days when a man could hunt wild game, graze cattle on an open range or clear the land to farm and grow crops. Fast forward 200 years and this same man can no longer collect rain water in his own ponds on his own property because the water is owned by a corporation that purchased that years rainfall. If he is a farmer he can no longer grow food because a corporation owns the patent on the genetic structure of the plants and animals that he is raising. In the not too distant future people with solar power will have to pay some corporation for using their sunlight or their wind if you happen to have a windmill. In effect the closing of the commons turns everything and everybody into a commodity.

Everything except the corporations. It has been a long struggle for these factitious entities to obtain personhood but having achieved it they are the only entities on the planet that are actually free. Indeed it appears that being a corporation or the equally factitious entity known as a charitable trust transforms a conspiracy into a very privileged person. Unlike you and I these entities live forever, cannot be impressed into military service, cannot be imprisoned for wrongdoing and are entitled to rights of privacy denied to the common man. In fact, it appears that they cant even be taxed because whatever tax they pay this year is eventually recovered as a tax credit in some future year. Furthermore, under the guise of promoting national security or the equally spurious common good they are the recipient of generous corporate welfare payments financed by the taxes paid by the disenfranchised working class (no, your votes really dont count literally, they are not counted).

In economics it is generally recognized that it is human effort that transforms a resource like oil or trees into a commodity like gasoline or lumber. In the closing of the commons the human effort was intellectual (pettifoggers and priests) and outright theft made possible by a strong military. History is made by thieves, murderers, con men and extortionists but politics aside someone has to build the homes that we live in, the cars we drive, the stuff we use. As they say, life goes on.

For all of the criticism leveled against Karl Marx he at least acknowledged that increasing pr...

10:52

Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

This is in addition to 47 already known about and eruption would melt more ice in region affected by climate change.

10:51

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10:50

Unbelievable: ACLU Admits They Are White Supremacists For Tweeting Pic Of White Baby "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Just the picture of a white baby is somehow white supremacist. And ACLU acknowledges that the critics are right. Via Daily Caller: The American Civil Liberties Union is doing damage control after leftists on Twitter denounced the group for sharing a picture of a white baby holding an American flag. In a tweet sent Wednesday []

10:50

Its Only Getting Darker: Arrested Russian Director Has Long Record Of Dissent "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Russia is an unbelievably dark and ignorant country, and its only getting darker. Kirill Serebrennikov in 2014

Is this the future that you want? Those with the right to free speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, cannot afford to be complacent. Included in this must be freedom of religion and separation of church and state. Without these freedoms, eventually people may fear thought. And, ultimately this stifles creativity and innovation.

From RFERL: https://www.rferl.org/a/serebrennikov-director-arrested-dissent-authorities-putin/28693065.html Its Only Getting Darker: Arrested Russian Director Has Long Record Of Dissent August 23, 2017 16:58 GMT by Carl Schreck

Kirill Serebrennikov, the acclaimed theater and film director whose arrest in Moscow this week on embezzlement charges rocked Russia...

10:47

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

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

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10:46

Stop Suicide By Helping Big Pharma, Says Shady Suicide Prevention Group "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Martha Rosenberg | CounterPunch | August 23, 2017 Next month, hundreds across the country will participate in Out of the Darkness walks to raise awareness about suicide and to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). AFSP and similar groups like the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Active Minds claim there []

10:45

Trump's Defining Moments "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Most Americans, if pressed to take a side, would probably stand against the real Donald Trump revealed by these recent defining moments. So, the U.S. is in both political and cultural limbo. Its citizens are left asking if Donald Trump's defining moments will also define their own future.

10:45

FixedIt: Child abuse is not a sex scandal "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Mercurys front page yesterday called one of Tasmanias worst cases of child sexual abuse a sex scandal. Why? Because a powerful white man (former state MP Terry Martin) was found guilty of raping the 12 year old and taking pornographic images of her.

As a 12 year old girl and ward of the state, she was sold to up to 200 men by her mother and stepfather.

Only one man was charged with the rape and abuse of this child because police either could not identify the rapists or could not prove beyond reasonable doubt that the men who paid money to rape her couldnt tell the difference between a 12 year old and an adult woman.

This is not a sex scandal. It was a monumental failure of state care in looking after a vulnerable child. It was grotesque abuse of a helpless girl by her mother and step father. It was revolting choices by the men who raped her to pay money to rape and abuse a 12 year old girl.

The victim in this case is not a disgraced former MP, its the child who was abused so terribly.

The men who colluded with her step father and mother to abuse her were not committing sex acts they were committing rape and sexual abuse of a child.

And describing it as renting the girl is obscene. She was not an apartment or a car, she was a person and a child who had no ability to consent to what was done to her and no one to help her make it stop.

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10:42

CVE-2017-13649: UnrealIRCd privilege escalation via PID file manipulation "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Michael Orlitzky on Aug 23

Product: UnrealIRCd (Unreal IRC daemon)
Versions-affected: 4.0.13 and earlier
Bug-report: https://bugs.unrealircd.org/view.php?id=4990
Author: Michael Orlitzky

== Summary ==

The unrealircd daemon creates its PID file after dropping
privileges. This represents a minor security issue when used with a
traditional SysV-style init script; additional factors are needed to
make it exploitable.

== Details ==

The purpose of the PID file is to hold the...

10:40

Russias Nuclear Shield: From Worlds First ICBM to Dead Hand System "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Russias Nuclear Shield: From Worlds First ICBM to Dead Hand System from Sputnik News The Russian doomsday machine continues to safeguard the countrys sovereignty and national interests, RIA Novosti contributor Alexander Khrolenko writes, shedding light on how Perimeter, an automatic...

The post Russias Nuclear Shield: From Worlds First ICBM to Dead Hand System appeared first on The Daily Coin.

10:39

Stakeholders kick as Dalung inaugurates Taekwondo board "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Taekwondo stakeholders have expressed disappointment as the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Dalung on Wednesday inaugurated the board of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation. The Minister inaugurated the board at a brief ceremony held at the Conference Room of the ministry. Let me charge you that the era of sole administration is gone for good. []

The post Stakeholders kick as Dalung inaugurates Taekwondo board appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

10:38

[$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for August 24, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The LWN.net Weekly Edition for August 24, 2017 is available.

10:35

President Trump Hints At Timing of Big Ugly Everyone, Except McConnell/Ryan, Misses The Signal Flare "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Prior to last nights intensely enjoyable MAGA rally in Phoenix Arizona CTH was wondering if President Trump would trigger The Big Ugly; the looming and necessary battle with the professional republican DC apparatus. All the key ingredients were there: A Continue reading

10:35

Reuters Claims Asian ESPN Announcer is Robert E. Lees Doppelganger and Namesake "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Tuesday ESPN announced they pulled Robert Lee from announcing the upcoming University of Virginia football game because his name is Robert Lee.

Robert Lee is Asian.

This is ESPN:

It was a bad day for ESPN.

It was also a bad day for Reuters.

Reuters tweeted that Asian-American Robert Lee was General Robert E. Lees namesake.

Retuers then tweeted out that Robert Lee was General Robert E. Lees doppelganger.

10:33

Discussion over London documents "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A discussion will be held among state Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties on declassified documents found recently by the Sarawak legal team in London before the matter is brought to Putrajaya for further discussions concerning the states autonomy. Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said at the moment, the state government did not []

10:33

Jacinda Ardern tells Mike Hosking: No capital gains tax, no to troops "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Its been a huge few weeks in politics, and for Labour in particular. But what are the issues behind the headlines? Mike Hosking this morning grilled Lab

Source: Jacinda Ardern tells Mike Hosking: No capital gains tax, no to troops


10:33

Ebonyi to residents: Keep corpses at home, go to jail "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Ebonyi state government yesterday banned embalming and keeping of corpses in homes pending burial. Some communities in the state had been embalming and keeping corpses in their houses in preparatory for burial. But the state government said the practice was no longer acceptable, describing it as criminal, unhealthy and barbaric. Addressing reporters yesterday, Commissioner for []

The post Ebonyi to residents: Keep corpses at home, go to jail appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

10:33

Stock market gains N34bn "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The bulls maintained their grip on the market activities as stocks rallied for a second day following gains recorded majorly by banking and consumer goods stocks. Investors are currently taking advantage of the state of the market as most of the stock prices are attractive at the current low level. The key market performance measures, []

The post Stock market gains N34bn appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

10:32

PKR must decide once and for all how to approach PAS issue "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli has advised the party to decide once and for all how to approach the matter of continued cooperation with PAS. Responding to the resignation of Selayang MP William Leong Jee Keen from the partys political bureau over PKR-PAS talks, Rafizi said he could understand Leongs frustrations. He said PKR needed to []

10:31

Rafizi loses OSA appeal, jail sentence upheld "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli lost his appeal bid against an 18-month jail sentence under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) at the High Court here today, casting a shadow on his eligibility to contest the next general elections. High Court judge Datuk Azman Abdullah set aside Rafizis conviction for possessing of a part of the 1Malaysia []

10:31

Ilechukwu, Findi, Maikaba for national team jobs "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A member of the Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has sensationally revealed the early contenders for the national team jobs of the Nigeria national team. A source revealed that the process was thorough and demanding but the panel was able to do a good job in deciding on the potential coaches for the []

The post Ilechukwu, Findi, Maikaba for national team jobs appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

10:31

Adekuoroye, Oborududu win World Wrestling medals "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Odunayo Adekuoroye and Blessing Oborududu on Wednesday became the first wrestlers from the country to win a medal at the Wrestling World Championships. Adekuoroye, a Las Vegas 2015 world bronze medalist, alongside Tunisian Marwa Amri were the first women from Africa to march into the gold medal finals at a Senior Wrestling World Championships. The []

The post Adekuoroye, Oborududu win World Wrestling medals appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

10:31

Sarawak BN pow-wow on London findings before meeting PM "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Datuk Amar Abang Johari Openg said today the state Barisan Nasional (BN) will need to discuss indepth the legal teams London findings on the Malaysia Agreement before any meeting with Putrajaya for future talks on Sarawak rights. The Sarawak chief minister added that other state BN leaders have yet to know the full extent of []

10:31

Buhari was right about his discussion with my late father Ojukwu jnr "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Emeka Ojukwu Jnr., the first son of the late Biafra warlord, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, yesterday vindicated President Muhammadu Buhari on his celebrated discussion with his late father on the unity and indivisibility of the Nigerian nation. In a statement made available to journalists in Awka, Ojukwu denied granting any media interview or posting any []

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10:31

PKR MP quits political bureau in protest over PAS overtures "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Selayang MP William Leong has quit PKRs political bureau after disagreeing with the partys decision to negotiate electoral seats with PAS. He said he had submitted a letter of resignation to party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail on Monday. Leong explained that he could not accept the partys willingness to negotiate seats []

10:31

Gombe CJ to new judges: Stay away from corruption "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Gombe State Chief Judge, Justice Hakila Y Heman, yesterday warned 26 newly appointed Area Court and Upper Area Court judges to shun corruption in all ramifications. Justice Heman gave the warning while swearingin 19 Area Court Judges and seven Upper Area Court Judges following their elevation due to the retirement of some Judges in the []

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Medical tourism: Pharmacists seeks health systems re-appraisal "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Pharmacists, under the aegis of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) have called for a re-appraisal of the total health system with a view to stemming the tide of medical tourism. In a statement in which they lauded the safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigeria after about 104-day medical vacation in the United []

The post Medical tourism: Pharmacists seeks health systems re-appraisal appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

10:30

Comey Joins Howard University as Part-Time Lecturer and King Chair "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Free Beacon: Former FBI Director James Comey will deliver a keynote address at Howard University in September, and will join the faculty in a part-time role this fall. Comey, who was fired as President Donald Trumps FBI director in May, will speak at the opening convocation ceremony next month. The annual event is designed []

10:30

Photo of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A Legend in his Own Lifetime Sir Ranulph Fiennes Regarded by many as the greatest living adventurer on the planet, the legend of Sir Ranulph Fiennes started with his exploits in the British Armys SAS unit. Today, the 73-year-old Brit is the embodiment of the modern adventurer. Fiennes has tackled Everest and was the first man []

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10:30

No One Is Coming To Save You You Are Going to Have to Save Yourself (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

No One Is Coming To Save You You Are Going to Have to Save Yourself Video V, the Guerrilla Economist Video Source

The post No One Is Coming To Save You You Are Going to Have to Save Yourself (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

10:30

Thursdays quiz "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This is your opportunity to pose the questions.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual bunch of daffodils.


Filed under: diversions

10:30

Klosterman: Would You Pay $1/year to Follow a Person on Twitter ? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Peter Kafka of Recode interviews writer Chuck Klosterman, who has a new book out, Chuck Klosterman X, a collection of magazine pieces, such as profiles of Taylor Swift and Kobe Bryant. I was fascinated by this part of the conversation about Twitter: Its a super flawed metric. I also noticed that a lot of people who

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10:30

HPR2364: Managing Your Android with AirDroid "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Frank Bell talks about the Android app, AirDroid, a utility for managing your Android phone via your browser. You can use it to transfer files back and forth between your phone and a computer, edit your contacts, control your camera, and much more. Website: https://www.airdroid.com/ Some screenshots: AirDroid "Accept Connection" Screen: "AirDroid Devices" Screen: AirDroid Browser Interface:

10:25

In Egypt, Clashes Between The Institution Of The Presidency And The Institution Of Al-Azhar "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

MEMRI, By: C. Meital, Aug. 21, 2017: Introduction Egypts Al-Azhar University, the most important institute of learning in the Sunni Muslim world, and its head, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Tayeb, are currently facing a political and media attack led by the institute of Continue reading

10:25

A Bare Beginning. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I have had an absolutely splendid day, its always amazing when the overwhelming weight of pain is lifted for a bit. That said, the sore and tender is seriously setting in from all the injections, so time to rest. These arent going to be near as quick as the horses. And, no, the colour is not as toneless as it looks, flash photography.

C. Ford, all rights reserved.

10:25

Confirmed: FBI provocateurs were on scene during deadly Charlottesville riots "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

FBI has long history of using agent provocateurs

(INTELLIHUB) The FBI had multiple informants in both groups during the deadly Charlottesville riots who may have played an active part in facilitating the violence that led to an Ohio man driving his car through a crowd of protesters, killing one and injuring many others.

According to multiple sources, backed up by the historical truth of widespread FBI infiltration of white supremacist and hard-left groups, the FBI absolutely had assets on the ground throughout the day.

The question remains what exactly the informants and or active agents were specifically doing which has led to fears that this may be yet another example of the FBI using agent provocateurs, this time for political reasons.

Unfortunately, not only are reliable sources confirming this, the FBIs own history points directly to the use of informants to foment some sort of desired goal, with the agencies long history of infiltrating the white supremacist movement being the most obvious example.

As The Free Thought Project noted in their report about FBI informants in Virginia, Even more harrowing perhaps is the revelations that an FBI initiative called PATCON, or Patriot Conspiracy, has been in place since the late 80s. This was a long-term provocation campaign in which the Bureau sought to infiltrate and incite the militia and evangelical Christians to violence so that the Department of Justice could crush them.

Make no mistake, PATCON or another operation similar in nature has continued into the present, with the operations to take out the Bundy Family in Oregon and Nevada being the most recent obvious examples before Charlottesville.

Congressman calls for investigation into possible Charlottesville false flag

Interestingly, just days ago Congressman Louie Gohmert called for a Department of Justice investigation into both Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer amid mounting evidence that, at the very least, there was a police stand down during the initial violence.

Appearing on Fox News Channels Fox & Friends Weekend, Gohmert cited numerous shady circumstances surrounding the day as reason why an actual investigation is neede...

10:24

Government looks to cash in on alluvial mining with Gold Bullion Bank "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Alluvial mining policy to be developed

Cedric Patjole | PNG Loop | August 23, 2017

Mining Minister, Johnson Tuke, has directed the creation of an alluvial mining policy in the country.

He announced on Tuesday that the alluvial policy was one of the main policy initiatives for the industry as part of his first 100 days in office.

Tuke said there is a huge potential for the industry and proper frameworks must be established to manage it well.

I have directed the Department of Mineral Policy and Geohazards Management (DMPGM) to work with the Mineral Resource Authority, to develop a policy for the alluvial mining sector in PNG.

There is a huge potential in alluvial mining that directly serves our people. And that potential has been tapped into so that we can properly regulate it, introduce safe practices and maximise the benefits, he said.

Tuke al...

10:21

Fox And Friends Completely Panics And Cuts Segment Short Because A Democrat Showed Up (VIDEO) Addicting Info | The Knowledge You Crave

While the right accuses the left of being snowflakes because we think all people should be treated with fairness and respect, the right, led by Donald Trump, is becoming more and more frightened of any dissenting voices.

That point couldnt have been made more clearly on Wednesdays Fox and Friends. They did one of their man on the street segments, where they visited a diner in Louisville, KY. The idea was to have a debate, but only with Foxs rules, apparently.

Lets get right to the debate, (Foxs Todd) Piro said. Jefferson County, where we are, highly Democrat. Bullitt County, right across the way here, heavy Republican.

Turning to a man named Keith, Piro began to ask a question of a Trump voter but he was quickly interrupted by a man who approached from behind with a sign reading Fox Lies.

Im a Democrat right here, the man said.

The appearance of an actual Democrat, and not one hand-picked by Fox was a bit too much to deal with, apparently.

Source: Raw Story

Alright, alright, Piro replied, pushing the mans sign out of view of the camera. Were going to wrap this up and were going to go on off to commercial.

Heres the video:

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10:20

Charlottesville Fundraiser & Trouble Screening in Brooklyn "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Charlottesville Fundraiser & Trouble Screening in Brooklyn appeared first on It's Going Down.

Social Media Event Here

When: Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 8 PM to 10 PM

Where: Rebeccas, 610 Bushwick Ave. in Bushwick, Brooklyn

On August 12 in Charlottesville, a Nazi murdered anti-fascist protester Heather Heyer. Many IWW and GDC members from across the country, as well as MACC members from New York City, were present when the attack occurred. The NYC GDC and MACC stand in solidarity with all those who oppose the growing wave of fascism around the world. Cowardly attacks will only strengthen our resolve to fight back and defend ourselves. An injury to one is an injury to all!

To support all those injured by fascist violence in Charlottesville, we are holding a fundraiser and screening of the latest episode of Trouble by sub.Media at Rebeccas. Trouble is a new monthly documentary series that broadcasts first-hand accounts of struggles for community self-defense. Previous episodes have explored topics like water protectors fighting the construction of the DAPL pipeline at Standing Rock, anti-fascist organizing, solidarity efforts for refugees and resistance to state repression. Sub.Media has encouraged groups to host screenings of the show to bring communities together and provoke discussion of tactics, struggles and movement dynamics.

The best defense against fascism is a strong and supportive community, based on principles of mutual aid, solidarity and self-defense. Heather Heyer will live in our hearts forever!

If you are unable to attend, please consider donating to the solidarity fund and sharing this appeal widely: http://tinyurl.com/defendcville1.


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10:20

BUSTED: Father of Mueller Prosecutor Smeared @FLOTUS @MelaniaTrump As An Escort "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Steve Page, the father of an FBI Criminal Division lawyer on Robert Muellers anti-Trump deep-state attack team, Lisa Page, has been openly smearing First Lady Melania Trump as an escort, calling for her deportation, and goading CNN host Erin Burnett to keep defaming President Donald J. Trump, according to a review of his Twitter account. []

The post BUSTED: Father of Mueller Prosecutor Smeared @FLOTUS @MelaniaTrump As An Escort appeared first on GotNews.

10:20

Re: Jenkins plugins -- multiple vulnerabilities "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Daniel Beck on Aug 23

This has been assigned CVE-2017-1000245

10:20

Will the Real Donald Trump Please Stand Up "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Will the Real Donald Trump Please Stand Up by Dave Hodges The Common Sense Show America has become a sick nation, a nation characterized by mass hysteria and widespread mental illness. Donald Trumps campaign promised to restore some of...

The post Will the Real Donald Trump Please Stand Up appeared first on The Daily Coin.

10:18

MUST READ=> Blue Collar Badass Mike Rowe DESTROYS Snowflake Who Called Him A White Nationalist "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If you had any doubts, Mike Rowe doesnt take any malarkey from anyone especially pompous snowflakes who smear him as a white nationalist. Rowe destroyed Chuck Atkins after he left a comment on his Facebook page about a post suggesting college might not be the best route for everyone.

Atkins wrote:

One of the tenants of white nationalism is that college educated people are academic elitests. Comment? No? Im not surprised. You never take a political stand because you dont want to alienate anybody. Its bad for business. I get it. But there is a current of anti intellectualism in this country promoted by Republicans. Those people love you, and they think your initiative is their initiative. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is kickin our ass academically.

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Off The WallChuck Atkins says "One of the tenants of white nationalism is that college educated people are

Posted by Mike Rowe on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Mike Rowe published the following to his Facebook page:

Hi Chuck

Since were being candid, allow me to say how much I dislike your post. Everything about it annoys me your smug and snarky tone, your appalling grammar, your complete lack of evidence to support...

10:15

America is Falling into the Trap of Divide and Conquer "IndyWatch Feed World"

Phillip Schneider, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Tensions have never been higher after the horrible events which occurred at Charlottesville. Many people on the left see this as a call-to-arms against the ideological right, which many of them view as actual Nazis, while the right sees the move to tear down the Robert E. Lee statue as an attack on history and free speech. There are several competing media narratives surrounding this event, including attempts to wrongly brand more people on the right as White Supremacists when in reality most right-of-center Americans do not support the radicals at the Unite the Right rally in Virginia. This includes White Nationalists like Richard Spencer as well as Neo-Nazis, only a statistically insignificant number of which were at the rally.

Neither Side Represents a Majority

Nearly all people can agree, both on the left and the right, that Nazism and racial supremacy in any form have no place in America. However, what the mainstream media and far-left wont say is that theres no more room for censorship or violence coming from groups such as the National Socialist Workers Party (Nazi Party) in the United States as there is for censorship or violence which comes from left-leaning groups like Black Lives Matter or ANTIFA. Free speech applies to all speech, including that which is deemed offensive or controversial; thats one of the most fundamental principles of western society.

In truth, neither the far-left nor their alt-right counterparts represent a majority. This is one of the most important facts regarding Charlottesville because it denounces the idea that those with polarized fringe political ideologies have the backing of the rest of the country. It is true that a divide is growing, but many on the left decry ANTIFA just as most on the right do not support the White Nationalist movement.

Events Have Been Leading Up to This for Months

What the media does not want to cover is the fact that occurren...

10:13

Translating a twenty-second dream "IndyWatch Feed World"

Translating a twenty-second dream

by Jon Rappoport

August 23, 2017

There are quick dreams, quick and full and rich and vivid.  You believe you can recall and recount them when you wake up, but you cant.  They slip through your fingers.

But you can characterize them.

Here is one:

The Alpha Weekly, page 4, section 2.  Entertainment.  Stare at the page.  Keep staring.  As you do, you go down a few levels.  Thats the way it works.  Their world becomes your world.  Down on this level, below the news, across the Western sky, Im driving a wagon hitched to billboards and signs in purple stone and giant walking letters of a sandpapered alphabet.  The rain is light, the fleecy craniums of old nagging generals clack on strings behind me, shrunken unto death.  Ruby bells.  Every sky-street has another language.  On one they talk in gem and fur, with sidebar radiant nightclubs for announcements of bankruptcy.  There is the animal blood alphabet, the evening-clothes orchestra language, the cave hollow tongue.  Whole cosmologies.  Now curving out to another road, a tusk meadow of dead winter where ancestors are buried, and giant brown leaves fall on the roofs of wet houses.  Rain, a ferry comes across a foggy river.  Im turning left out by a billboard of peeled hair oil on to a street that runs straight to an old drive-in theater.  The twenty percent skim they put in a cloth bag, and a runner takes it to a cottage behind the hot dog stand and hands it to a man in a cheap sports jacket. They stand and watch the movie, an epic of the slow SouthGuernsey eyes, string ties, twisted cigars.


power outside the matrix

(To read about Jons mega-collection, Power Outside The Matrix, click here.)


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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, ...

10:12

Academics, One More Effort to be Materialists: On Mass Incarceration and the Movements Against It "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Academics, One More Effort to be Materialists: On Mass Incarceration and the Movements Against It appeared first on It's Going Down.

Jacobin magazine recently published an article by Roger Lancaster on mass incarceration and strategies to end it. Its an in depth, thoughtful piece of writing, and a full reply would take much more time and energy than I have at the moment, so Ill just concentrate on the element which has attracted most controversy (not helped, I suspect, by the Jacobin account trying to summarise its argument within the ludicrously constrained space offered by twitter), which is its criticism of prison abolitionist rhetoric and insistence that prison reform is a more helpful way of framing the issue.

Whats objectionable about this piece of writing is not so much the things it says, but far more the things it doesnt say. For one thing, it was published immediately before the August 19th Millions for Prisoners march, the largest mobilisation in support of prisoners in recent memory; a specific critique of the organisers tactics, rhetoric or strategy would have been entirely fair game, but to overlook the event altogether feels like someone not doing their homework.

This omission wouldnt be so bad if it was an isolated oversight, but the article as a whole seems to only deal with the prison movement in terms of the discourses that outside activists use to talk about the issue, and skips entirely over the much more interesting question of the actual revolts that have taken place against the prison-industrial complex in recent years. For anyone whos interested, texts like Incarcerated Workers Take the Lead and The Fire Inside set this story out in much more detail, but in brief, theres a wave of revolt that can be traced back at least as far as the 2010 mass work strike in Georgia and continuing through the mass hunger strikes in California in 2011 and 2013.

This movement was hugely reinforced by...

10:10

Worse Than Was Thought: U.S. Diplomats In Cuba Suffered Brain injuries From Sonic Attack "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Why are we even there? Pull out and dont put our people at any more risk. Via Axios: American diplomats in Cuba have been diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury and central nervous damage after an apparent attack with a sonic weapon targeted their homes, per a review of medical records by CBS []

10:09

Nuclear Apocalypse: Trump and Kim Should Not Hold the World Hostage "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Both Trump and Kim are dubious figures, driven by fragile egos and unsound judgement. Yet, they are both in a position that, if not reigned in soon, could threaten global security and the lives of millions. The problem is far greater than two unhinged leaders. There are seven other countries that possess nuclear weapons. They are Russia, India, Pakistan, Israel, China and France.

10:08

Popeye on The Malliard Report (08-15-2017) "IndyWatch Feed National"

(POPEYE) Conspiracy an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; plot. A word that has become quite a regular staple to the vocabulary of listeners of The Malliard report, and this weeks guest is certainly no stranger to this rule. Awakened, red-pilled, truther, or whatever moniker you want to give this weeks guest, one thing for sure is that he is no stranger to venturing down the rabbit hole. On this episode Jim welcomes the one that helped push him into the realm of the shadowy cabal, and that is none other than Popeye of Down the Rabbit Hole Radio and Federaljack.com. Popeye joins up with the report to discuss geo-engineering, 9/11/, the right/left paradigm, unrest in the US, the bastardization of the word conspiracy and much more. So go ahead and press play, and take a step through the looking glass and venture down that hole

Just try and scroll through a news website, or turn on a channel without seeing something about the mass unrest that is transpiring not only in the south eastern states, but across the nation. Alt-Right, ANTIFA, Neo-Nazis, Far Left, social justice, (insert group here) lives matter, us-vs-them. As it was once stated: In times of trouble, everyone joins a team. No one waves a flag for all human beings. No ones excited unless they are divided. Someones going to have to give in While the perceived chaos seems to be spreading at an exponential rate, one cant help but to stop and ponder at the possibility of this being a contrived epidemic.

When the idea of induced civil unrest is brought up, the first notion is to question why such a thing would even happen in the first place. While a simple answer may appear difficult to convey at first, four little words may be able to explain everything: order out of chaos. It is far simpler to gain control of a situation or a people when things are completely out of order. The authoritative figure almost appears as a savior of sorts. By turning people against each other in an asymmetrical warfare fashion, this allows the powers...

10:08

Freedom for the Speech We Hate: The Legal Ins and Outs of the Right to Protest "IndyWatch Feed World"

John W. Whitehead, Guest
Waking Times

If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other, it is the principle of free thought not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

There was a time in this country, back when the British were running things, that if you spoke your mind and it ticked off the wrong people, youd soon find yourself in jail for offending the king.

Reacting to this injustice, when it was time to write the Constitution, Americas founders argued for a Bill of Rights, of which the First Amendment protects the right to free speech. James Madison, the father of the Constitution, was very clear about the fact that he wrote the First Amendment to protect the minority against the majority.

What Madison meant by minority is offensive speech.

Unfortunately, we dont honor that principle as much as we should today. In fact, we seem to be witnessing a politically correct philosophy at play, one shared by both the extreme left and the extreme right, which aims to stifle all expression that doesnt fit within their parameters of what they consider to be acceptable speech.

There are all kinds of labels put on such speechits been called politically incorrect speech, hate speech, offensive speech, and so onbut really, the message being conveyed is that you dont have a right to express yourself if certain people or groups dont like or agree with what you are saying.

Hence, we...

10:02

Snow Could Fall on Mars "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Mars is extremely dry and cold, but may still experience snowfall under certain conditions:

Mars is dry compared to Earth: Its cold nature makes it unlikely that any of the ice on the Red Planet's surface would melt, and its extremely thin atmosphere would cause any liquid water on the surface to vaporize nearly immediately. Still, Mars' atmosphere does possess clouds of frozen water.

Previous research suggested that if snow did fall from those clouds, it would waft down very slowly. "We thought that snow on Mars fell very gently, taking hours or days to fall 1 or 2 kilometers [0.6 to 1.2 miles]," said study lead author Aymeric Spiga, a planetary scientist at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris.

Now, Spiga and his colleagues have found that snow can rapidly descend on Mars in storms. "Snow could take something like just 5 or 10 minutes to fall 1 to 2 km [0.6 to 1.2 miles]," Spiga told Space.com.

The researchers were analyzing data from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft when they noticed a strong mixing of heat in the Martian atmosphere at night "about 5 km [3 miles] from the surface," Spiga said. "This was never seen before."

Also at The Conversation and New Scientist.

Snow precipitation on Mars driven by cloud-induced night-time convection (DOI: 10.1038/ngeo3008) (DX)

Previously: NASA Observations Point to 'Dry Ice' Snowfall on Mars


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10:00

Talleys is the worst company ever, apparently. But I cant see it "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A young fisherman who lied about his father being killed in a car crash, forcing the skipper to return to port, causing $170,000 in lost catch and operational costs, will only pay back a fraction of the amount lost. Talleys Fisheries Amaltal Columbia sailed from Port Nelson on December 18 last year, with crew member []

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10:00

The Fascism Debate! Political Fascism Versus Freedom (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Fascism Debate! Political Fascism Versus Freedom Video Stefan Molynuex As a political fascist I believe in a regulated market. How does a proponent of the free market justify the free market when it has been shown (mass) man...

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09:55

MYSTERY: State Dept. Says Medical Issues Among U.S. Diplomats in Cuba Are Unprecedented Never Seen This Type of Activity "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Thanks to former President Obama restoring relations with Communist Cuba, the Trump State Department has a health crisis on its hands. New reports say U.S. diplomats have experienced mild traumatic brain injury and nervous system damage during their stay in Cuba. According to CBS News, the State Dept. has called the medical incidents unprecedented.

CBS News reports:

According to medical records reviewed exclusively by CBS News, a U.S. doctor who evaluated American and Canadian diplomats working in Havana diagnosed them with conditions as serious as mild traumatic brain injury, and with likely damage to the central nervous system.

The diplomats complained about symptoms ranging from hearing loss and nausea to headaches and balance disorders after the State Department said incidents began affecting them beginning in late 2016. A source familiar with these incidents says officials are investigating whether the diplomats were targets of a type of sonic attack directed at their homes, which were provided by the Cuban government. The source says reports of more attacks affecting U.S. embassy workers on the island continue.

The doctor, one of several who reviewed their cases, included a warning in the medical records about the health risks of future exposures. The diplomats underwent comprehensive audiological evaluations and a battery of other tests.

In a statement received by CBS News from the University of Miami Health System, they confirmed its physicians were consulted by State on its diplomats in Cuba.

Like any top-notch academic...

09:53

09:50

Reuters Calls Asian Announcer Robert Lee A Doppelgnger Then Namesake Of Confederate General "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

After revealing they had no idea what doppelganger means, they made it even worse.

09:48

Dangote turns to Nigerian agriculture "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

18 Aug 2017 | African Business MagazineNigeria's biggest private sector company, the Dangote Group, has decided to turn its attention to agribusiness. Dangote will pay the state government N1.2bn ($3.7m) for 16,000 hectares of land and give it an equity stake in the company.

09:48

Iran to launch agricultural cultivation in Uruguay "IndyWatch Feed World"

21 Aug 2017 | MNADeputy Iranian agriculture minister, while pointing to imports of rice from Uruguay, said Iran had made an overseas farming plan for cultivating rice in the South American country.

09:48

China's COFCO Capital draws new state, private shareholders "IndyWatch Feed World"

22 Aug 2017 | ReutersA group of state and private companies will invest a total of 6.9 billion yuan($1.04 billion) in COFCO Capital, a subsidiary of state-run agribusiness COFCO Group.

09:48

Dekeloil a dmarr sa deuxime unit de palmier huile en Cte d'Ivoire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

22 Aug 2017 | CommodAfricaDekeloil a obtenu les droits pour planter des palmiers huile sur une superficie d'environ 24 000 hectares, principalement sur d'anciennes plantations de cacao et palmier huile.

09:48

Hassad Australia sells Clover Downs Station for $27M "IndyWatch Feed National"

24 Jul 2017 | GAIHassad Australia, a $469 million farming company and wholly owned subsidiary of Qatar's sovereign wealth fund has sold the Clover Downs Station located in Queensland, Australia, to farmer Bill Zell for $27 million.

09:48

The Rohatyn Group to acquire GMO Renewable Resources "IndyWatch Feed World"

04 Aug 2017 | Business WireGMORR manages approximately $2.1 billion in rural real estate assets across eight countries and 600,000 hectares.

09:45

TOSSERS TOSS, PROSSERS PROSELYTIZE? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"



It is election time and we still have free speech.

Yesterday, and I paraphrase, ACT leader and Epsom candidate suggested one of Winston First acolytes might be talking rubbish.

At the Business NZ Conference Richard Prosser delivered a desire that a Winston First supported government would nationlise the Power Companies, yes that was what he delivered, to which Seymour in a later address dropped an "F" bomb.

Basics Mr Prosser.
Even if you toss every tenet of business fairness and long standing ethical treatment of investors who will include many of your support demographic out with the bath water, such nonsense will fail to garner a single vote.
Where to find the sum equal to every dollar of the prefu surplus announced yesterday to finance your wet dream.
What bit about the 51% partially owned companies delivering better returns to the State than they could find as wholly state owned can you not grasp.
It was the melons and Labour who at the time of the floats warned the shares in the 49% could be forcibly retaken at cost.
An