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Adelaide families now have the opportunity buy fresh food directly from producers from all over SA at the Adelaide Showground Farmers Market. The 20,000 strong crowd that turned up for the farmers market which formed the centrepiece of the 'Go Organic Festival' in September in 2005 encouraged the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society (RAHS) to back the foundation of a permanent farmers market by a not-for-profit community organisation. The market opened on October 1st 2006 with a massive crowd of 10,000 shoppers and runs each Sunday (apart from the weeks of the Royal Show) from 9am-1pm.
In the tradition of farmers markets, it is a food market at which both food producers and consumers can get a fair price for food produced in SA and support regional and sustainable land use. The market guarantees that you buy direct from the producer and is known for its strict adherence to the ethics of farmers markets which now number in their thousands worldwide as families seek to avoid overstored food from major retailers who pass on meagre prices to farmers. In Australia, the farmers market movement is represented by the Australian Farmers Market Association and SA's peak body, the SA Farmers Market Association, will soon be launched.
The Adelaide Showground location is superb, with a major bike trail, the Glenelg tram line, a major rail line, numerous bus routes all converging to make it one of the most accessible sites in Adelaide. Parking is also easy and cheap.
120 producers offer their extraordinarily diverse products (everything from oysters to almonds and bread to boysenberries!). It is accessed from the car parks at the Leader Street (southern) end of the Showgrounds.
Becoming a member brings with it 10% discount on all purchases as well as a right to vote in the management of the market. Details and memberships are available at www.adelaidefarmersmarket.com.au.
The Food Forest is a foundation stallholder at the market and presents a wide range of foods, always including its signature specialty - organically certified pistachio nuts. We are there on alternate weeks (we run short courses on the other weekends).
Typhoon "Lan" is now a Super Typhoon heading toward Japan. Landfall is expected just southwest of Tokyo late Sunday (UTC), October 22 or early Monday, October 23, as a Category 2 or 3 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Very...... Read more
A moderately strong solar flare measuring M1.1 at its peak erupted at 23:28 UTC on October 20, 2017 from the vicinity of old Region 2682, numbered 2673 two rotations ago. Radio signatures suggested and coronagraph imagery confirmed, a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was...... Read more
Aus der beliebten Kategorie "Gut, dass das kein Terrorist war", heute: Ukrainische Oligarchentochter rast mit ihrem Luxusauto sechs Menschen tot.
Erinnert ihr euch an Sellafield? Das ist der Ort der Windscale Piles, dem Anfang des britischen Atomprogramms. Die ganze Geschichte von Sellafield und dem Atomprogramm ist ein einziges Desaster von geradezu biblischen Ausmaen und jedes Jahr wird es schlimmer.
Und jetzt das:
Bomb disposal experts were called to the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant after a routine audit of chemicals stored on the site.ABER NATRLICH besteht da Explosionsgefahr! Was soll da auch sonst bestehen?
Microsoft sucht nach Bugs in Chrome. Die Forschung und der Writeup da, wenn ich schtzen msste, hat die wahrscheinlich hher fnfstellig bis sechsstellig gekostet. Ja nach dem, wie viele Leute da beteiligt waren, das kann man da leider nicht so rauslesen.
Ich bin ja ein Freund davon, wenn Firmen Bugs in Software finden, und nicht blo Bug Bounties ausschreiben und hoffen, dass ihnen die Bugs schon von auen gemeldet werden. Das ist eine Unsitte, weil es das Bugfinden zu einer Finanztransaktion macht und einen Markt schafft, in dem Geheimdienste einfach mehr zahlen knnen und dann kriegen die halt die Bugs und nicht der Hersteller.
Aber ich muss mich an der Stelle wundern, wenn die so tolle Mechanismen haben da (und der Hauptzweck des Artikels ist offensichtlich das Protzen, was sie fr tolle Mglichkeiten haben), wieso verwenden sie sie dann nicht, um ihren eigenen Gammelbrowser besser zu machen?
Lasst euch von dem ganzen Mitigation-Gelaber nicht blenden. Das ist sowas wie eine Bankrotterklrung. "Wir versuchen gar nicht mehr, alle Bugs zu finden. Wir machen Mitigations rein". Das ist wie "Wir mssen unsere Dienste nicht absichern, wir haben ja eine Firewall".
Auerdem: Habt ihr euch mal gefragt, wieso die so viele Mitigations haben? Wieso hat der Less Privileged App Container nicht gereicht? Weil jede Mitigation umgehbar ist. Manchmal dauert das ein bisschen, manchmal geht es flott. Alles, was das tut, ist die wohlmeinenden Forscher behindern. Die Geheimdienste nehmen dann halt mehr Geld in die Hand.
Wenn ich Mitigation hre, dann denke ich mir immer: Je mehr Geld in Mitigations flieen, desto weniger Geld ist offensichtlich in das Finden und Schlieen von Bugs geflossen. Das ist aus meiner Sicht ein Antipattern.
Im brigen mchte ich noch kurz darauf hinweisen, dass der Bugtracker von Chrome offen ist, da knnen wir alle reingucken, und uns davon berzeugen, wie schlimm der Zustand des Produktes ist. Das traut sich Microsoft bei ihrem Browser nicht (aber es gibt immerhin bei Chakra auch einen externen Bugtracker). Warum wohl?
Ein cheap shot, diese Aktion. Wirft kein gutes Licht auf Microsoft.
Texas City Tells People No Hurricane Harvey Aid Unless They Promise Not to Boycott Israel
American Civil Liberties Union
The city of Dickinson, Texas, is requiring applicants for Hurricane Harvey rebuilding funds to certify in writing that they will not take part in a boycott of Israel. The American Civil Liberties Union criticized the citys condition as a violation of free speech rights.
The First Amendment protects Americans right to boycott, and the government cannot condition hurricane relief or any other public benefit on a commitment to refrain from protected political expression, said ACLU of Texas Legal Director Andre Segura. Dickinsons requirement is an egregious violation of the First Amendment, reminiscent of McCarthy-era loyalty oaths requiring Americans to disavow membership in the Communist party and other forms of subversive activity.
The citys website says that it is accepting applications from individuals and businesses for grants from money donated for hurricane relief. The application says that by signing it, the Applicant verifies that the Applicant:
(1) does not boycott Israel; and
(2) will not boycott Israel during the term of this Agreement.
The city appears to be enforcing a recently passed Texas law that requires all state contractors to certify that they are not participating in boycotts of Israel. While the ACLU does not take a position on boycotts of foreign countries, the organization has long supported the right to participate in political boycotts and has voiced opposition to laws and bills that infringe on the right to boycott.
The Supreme Court ruled decades ago that political boycotts are protected by the First Amendment, and other decisions have established that the government may not require individuals to sign a certification regarding their political expression in order to obtain employment, contracts, or other benefits.
On October 11, the ACLU filed a federal lawsuit challenging a Kansas law on behalf of a high school math teacher who is being required by the state to sign to certify that she wont boycott Israel if she wants to take part in a teacher training program.
In July, the ACLU sent a letter to members of Congress opposing a bill that would make it a felony to support certain boycotts of companies doing business in Israel and its settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. As a result, Senate sponsors of the bill are considering changes.
The original source of this article is American Civil Liberties
Copyright American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union, 2017
Good morning, Im still reporting on: Gen Kelly - What Happens When a Soldier Dies, 1849 Synopsis: Yesterday, General John F. Kelly, took to the podium in the long thin White House press room and gently lambasted the assembled White House press corps for their coverage of a certain opportunistic, showboat congresswoman who outrageously criticized President Trump for telling the wife of a Green Beret who had just been killed in Niger. Ive had the extreme honor to known several Green Berets and other Special Operations folks one of whom Im related to - and I can tell you that these are not normal people. These are the most highly-trained human beings on the planet. They speak multiple languages. They keep their bodies in tip-top condition and at this high, high level, they know what they signed up for. They know that they are the very tip of the spear of freedom. These people live lives of self-sacrifice and selfless service to this nation and thats why when one of them falls in battle, this nation stops and comes to attention. They dont have to be where they were. They have skills that that they could cash in on in the American economy at any time, but they know they are on the leading edge and once you taste that leading edge, you just never want to leave. Ive been there, and thats why I do what I do now at an age when most people are happy to retire and just watch sporting events. To my friends and relatives still self-sacrificially living on that leading edge right now today I salute you, and you can be sure that as long as I have breath in me, I will do everything in my power to support and defend what you do. General Kelly lost a son in Afghanistan. I cant imagine the crushing loss of such a superbly-trained individual in whom you have put everything a parent can throw into a child all the hopes and dreams and love. Even a tough General like Kelly, almost breaks down twice recounting his loss. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. https://www.watersmacker.com - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial......
AFP | German police guard a security perimeter near Rosenheimer Square in Munich, on October 21, 2017
The perpetrator of the attack is still on the run, the local police said on their Twitter account, where they also called on residents to stay inside.
It added no life threatening injuries were suffered by the victims.
Local police described the perpetrator of the attack as a man in his forties, wearing grey pants and a running jacket, who fled on a black bicycle. He was also carrying a backpack and a camping bed roll.
We are searching for the perpetrator of the attack with all available police Munich police said on their Twitter account, adding that for the moment the possible motives for the attack remained unknown.
In July 2016, a German-Iranian teenager who police say was obsessed with mass murderers, shot dead nine people at a Munich shopping mall before turning the gun on himself.
While the Jetson TX2 has been out since this past March and it's a phenomenal ARM development board, sadly the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver support for it still isn't ready with the mainline Linux kernel...
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MANILA, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has warned that he may bring the police back to the frontlines of his deadly war on drugs.
Duterte made the comments late Friday, October 21, following his announcement more than a week earlier to withdraw the police from his anti-drug war after they were accused of rights abuses in killing thousands of people while following his orders to eradicate illegal drugs.
He replaced them with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), which has about 2,000 officers compared with the 165,000-strong police force.
Duterte has repeatedly insisted he has not ordered or incited police to murder drug addicts or suspects, while at other times he has said he would be happy to slaughter them or have tens of thousands killed.
On Friday, Duterte said he was already considering bringing the police back to run the drug war.
Okay, let us see, 6 months from now. If things get worse again, I will say to these apes: Go back to this job. You solve this problem of ours,' he said, referring to the police.
Barely a week after Malacaang released the Presidents memo removing the PNP from the helm of the anti-drug campaign, top cop Director General Ronald dela Rosa said he would ask Duterte to reverse his decision if there would be a spike in drug-related crimes. (READ:...
Is the Fed Getting Cold Feet about the QE Unwind? by Wolf Richter Wolf Street Curious things are happening on its balance sheet. The last Fed meeting ended on September 20 with a momentous announcement, confirming what had been...
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21/10/2017 - The Nobel Laureate's former driver Manuel Araya maintains Neruda was poisoned by the secret service. An investigation into Pablo Neruda's probable cause of death, has found that Chile's most famous ...
Paul Brunton, born this day in 1898, was one of the twentieth century's greatest explorers of, and writers on, the spiritual traditions of the East. He travelled widely throughout India and met gurus and teachers who enriched his life immeasurably. By translating for us, in his own vivid language, the wisdom he learned from from these holy men, he is widely credited with having introduced yoga and meditation to the West.
Parents of a mentally ill man who was beaten, tasered, and suffocated to death by police are finally getting closure in their battle to seek justice.
OSHAWA, ON - AUGUST 2 - (l-r) David Butt, lawyer for Christian Theriault, Christian Theriault, Const. Michael Theriault and his lawyer Michael Lacy. OSHAWA, ON - AUGUST 2 - Const. Michael Theriault (right) and his brother, Christian Theriault leave Durham Region Courthouse in Oshawa, following and appearance in relation to the beating of Dafonte Miller on August 2, 2017.They are charged with public mischief in addition to aggravated assault and assault with a weapon in connection with the Dec. 28 beating of Dafonte Miller in Whitby. (Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
Egypts Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis terror group
CAIRO (Reuters) At least 52 Egyptian police and conscripts were killed and six more wounded in a gun battle on Friday during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in the western desert, three security sources said.
Sources had said late on Friday at least 30 police were killed. Egypt is battling an Islamist insurgency concentrated in the Sinai peninsula from two main groups, including an Islamic State affiliate, that has killed hundreds of security forces since 2013.
The interior ministry released a statement on the operation on Friday but has so far not given any details on casualties. At least 23 police officers were killed and the other victims were conscripts, the sources said.
Security sources on Friday said authorities were following a lead to a militant camp in the desert where eight suspected members of Hasm Movement were believed to be hiding. The group has claimed attacks around Cairo targeting judges and police.
A convoy of four SUVs and one interior ministry vehicle was ambushed from higher ground by militants firing rocket-propelled grenades and detonating explosive devices, one senior security source said.
Militants are mostly fighting in remote northern Sinai where the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group pledged allegiance to Islamic State in 2014. Attacks mostly hit police and armed forces, but militants have also targeted Egypts Christians and tourists.
Reporting by Ahmed Tolba; writing by Patrick Markey/Jeremy Gaunt
Regarding the law of attraction, there are a lot of different angles out there, but few of these mainstream New Age ideas work.
In order to attract or manifest what we want in this life, I think a very good strategy is: Knowing what we really need in order to manifest it.
Some people say we dont get what we want, we get what we need. Along this line of thinking they avoid a very clear principle: We are the creators of this experience.
What you want, you have to design; you have to tell the Universe, or the Universe cant manifest it for you. I very much subscribe to the idea that the Universe will provide, but importantlyWith No Action there will be No Reaction, since everything is based on the exchange of energy.
If you are not clear about what you need (at the present moment, a lot of people arent because they are too locked into confusion without putting things in motion), the Universe will go: Ahh, you like to be confused, miserable, lazy, and it will support that energy for you.
If the state is instead, I am on the move and I have a clear vision of where Im heading and what I need, the Universe will enforce that. Thinking this way, you will dodge the clich of expecting the Universe to provide everything for you while you just wait.
The strategy is to move forward in line with the blueprint of what you want to manifest by focusing on the bigger picture, and leaving the details to the Universe.
So in times of quiet and distress when you feel a holding pattern, it might be a good idea to prepare for times ahead by taking the steering wheel and starting the engine.
On October 21, the Syrain Arab Army (SAA) and its allies retook the city of al-Qaryatayn from ISIS in central Syria. Government troops entered the city after a series of firefights with ISIS cells.
However, a lack of major clashes inside the city indicates that ISIS mobile groups had likely withdrawn from the city before the start of the storm. They still pose a significant threat to the SAA-held villages and towns in central Syria.
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SOUTH FRONT The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and ISIS are still fighting for the city of al-Qaryatayn in the province of Homs. On October 18, the SAA retook the railway station north of it. On October 17, ISIS claimed that 20 SAA members were killed in clashes in the citys vicinity. According to local sources, 
NIAMEY (Reuters) Gunmen mounted on pick-up trucks and motorcycles killed 12 gendarmes and wounded several in an attack on their base in western Niger, near the Mali border, on Saturday, two security sources said.
The village is a few dozen kilometres from where militants killed four U.S. soldiers in an ambush on Oct. 4 that has thrown a spotlight on the U.S. counter-terrorism mission in Niger, which straddles a large expanse of the Sahara.
The gunmen crossed over the border from Mali and drove up to the village of Ayorou, about 40 km (25 miles) inside, before springing their attack, the security sources said.
They were heavily armed. They had rocket launchers and machine guns. They came in four vehicles each with about seven fighters, said a security source on the scene.
One of the attackers was killed in an exchange of fire, he added. A spokesman for Nigers military said he could not confirm any details of the attack.
Several Islamist militant groups and well-armed ethnic militia are known to operate in the area near the border with Mali, and there have been at least 46 attacks recorded there since early least year.
However, security officials suspect a relatively new militant group called Islamic State in the Greater Sahara to have been behind many of them, including the ambush on the joint U.S.-Niger patrol.
Reporting by Boureima Balima; Additional reporting by David Lewis in Nairobi, Cheick Amadou Diouara in Bamako and Tim Cocks in Dakar; Writing by Tim Cocks, Editing by Angus MacSwan
Privacy of medical results obtained in a clinical setting are protected in the US by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). But what about non-clinical medical data gathered by phone apps and wearables such as a FitBit? Not so much. According to a new report, Rice expert: Be concerned about how apps collect, share health data your personal health data may be at risk:
As of 2016 there were more than 165,000 health and wellness apps available though the Apple App Store alone. According to Rice University medical media expert Kirsten Ostherr, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates only a fraction of those. Americans should be concerned about how these apps collect, save and share their personal health data, she said.
On Oct. 26 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will host a gathering of national experts to discuss "Data Privacy in the Digital Age." Ostherr, who is a professor of English and director of Rice's Medical Futures Lab, has been doing research on health and medical media for over 20 years, from "old" media like celluloid films used for medical education to "new" media like smartphone apps. She will present "Trust and Privacy in the Ecosystems of User-Generated Health and Medical Data" during a panel discussion.
[...] She said apps that make medical or therapeutic claims are considered a medical device and must go through the FDA procedures for approval and regulation. For some companies, that process is worth the time and effort, because their product could become covered by insurance.
But the vast majority of apps provide "helpful hints" in response to user-entered data, such as ideas for alleviating symptoms of a migraine.
[...] "If your app carefully sidesteps claiming any kind of medical intervention, then it's a health and wellness app and not a medical device and it is not regulated," Ostherr said.
Regardless of whether an app is regulated, Ostherr said, they are all "capturing tons of personal data, some of which would be classified as personal health information if it were subject to oversight by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act."
In an exclusive interview with Sputnik, Retired Major Ed Dames, one of a handful of Army personnel to receive training in remote viewing, and who would go on to coordinate and run remote viewing teams, revealed that the technology was not only real, but that it was successfully used in operations against the USs Soviet adversaries, as well as other actors.
Were told that even the United States has expressed its concern for Kurdish claims of independence from Iraq.
Perhaps its not in the US interest at present to take an overt position in support of Kurdish autonomy, not publicly anyway, not least of all because Washington is still trying to delicately manage a number of key strategic partners in the region namely Iraq and Turkey.
Thus far, the sole regional power which has thrown its support
behind the Kurdish session movement is Israel. But why?
There are a number of reasons for Israel embedding itself into the
Kurdish issue. One reason is that the concept of carving out tribal
homelands is central to its Israels own claims of legitimacy, and
may help to bolster Israels own spurious claims to its
political-religious Zionist justification for the creation of its
own exclusive ethno-religious nation state.
That said, the ultimate object here from Israeli perspective would be to incite tension in Iranian-Kurdish areas near the Iraqi border, with the aim of possibly drawing Iran into some form of regional conflict with its neighbors which would allow Israel, the United States (and Saudi Arabia too) an opportunity to incite a war against Iran something Washington and Tel Aviv have been openly advocating for for over a decade now.
More on the latest move by Tel Aviv
Israeli presence is being marketed in Kurdistan (Image Source: Mint Press News)
Adam Garrie of The Duran writes
Israeli regime officials have been scrambling in attempts to rally global support for further Kurdish nationalistic agitations against Iraqi and its allies. Earlier this week, Iraq re-established federal control over northern regions which had been illegally been occupied by the Kurdish regime of Masoud Barzani, in the aftermath of the ISIS exodus from cities like Kirkuk.
Iraqs position is one of clarity: Baghdad seeks to, and largely has re-asserted its full legal control over areas in northern Iraq outside of the constitutionally defined Kurdish autonomous region. Iraq has further told Kurdish officials that Baghdad will impose control over strategic facilities within the Kurdish autonomous region if the Barzani regime continues its agitations of secession. Iraq simply seeks a return to the constitutional status qu...
We need a new generation of economics educators, communicators and commentators
Economics is having an image crisis. Its all around us, and yet few of us are able to relate to the subject, let alone feel the agency to transform it. At a time where our dominant economic models are failing us, individuals arent equipped to effectively participate in discussion of the subject - exasperating an already non-functioning democracy. The subject urgently needs to be transformed from a barrier to a bridge for people to engage in critical, grounded and informed political debate. For most people, economics is recognised as simultaneously ubiquitous and important, but an inaccessible, distant and abstract force over which we have little control. People know its all around them, but what it even is (let alone how we can affect it), is a mystery to most. At Economy, were working to unpack how people experience the subject, what the barriers to engagement are, and what needs to change in order for it to become a tool to build an economy created by everyone. One of our first findings last year was that only 12% of the UK feel that politicians and the media tend to talk about economics in an accessible way that makes it easy to understand. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this is even starker in lower income families, dropping to 7%. When it comes to elections, for many the highpoint of the democratic calendar, only a third of us feel that information about the economy in the media is useful enough to help us make an informed voting choice. The perception of usefulness of economics is lower than the pitiful average in not only those from a lower socio-economic background, but also the young. In the election this year, our research found that nearly 60% of young people did not feel the information they could access was useful enough to inform their vote. And yet we know that democratic malaise is not the issue; passion, excitement and energy in politics amongst the young is at an all time high. The problem lies in how the subject is communicated. The single biggest request from the people we speak to is always the same: Explain it in laypersons terms!. This statement is often closely followed by a complaint that economic information is not presented in a manner relevant to their lives, and it is often shrouded in meaningless, inaccessible terminology. This sentiment is found in over 70% of participants. Its a clear message: economics, as spoken about in the public sphere, needs to eliminate jargon, simply and define difficult vocabulary, and drop assumptions about the levels of understanding of its audience. Answers like this are common in our interviews: When people talk about the economy, its just talking ab...
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Al-Shabab recruits in Mogadishu, Somalia
The number killed in twin bombings in the Somali capital Mogadishu last weekend has risen to 358, the government said late on Friday. As well as the confirmed death toll, 228 people were injured in what was the deadliest attack in the countrys history, Somalias news agency quoted the information and internal security ministers as saying. (Reuters)
Scientists are baffled by a giant hole the size of one of the Great Lakes that has appeared on the surface of Antarctica. Holes in the ice happen all the time, but this massive void just showed up on satellites, and scientists have no clue what caused it.
Atmospheric physicist Kent Moore told Motherboard that the ice is thousands of kilometers from the ice edge. Moore stated, Were still trying to figure out what is going on. It looks like someone just punched a hole in the ice. The hole measures 80,000 kilometers at its peak.
Though ice holes called polynias often form along the coastal areas of Antarctica, they dont usually occur right in the middle of an icy landmass.
Curiously, another large polynia was observed in the same location in the 1970s, in Weddell Sea, according to Moore, who has been working with the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling Group.
Along with the massive hole suddenly appearing, there have been numerous additional odd occurrences in Antarctica recently including:
By Leith Fadel 21/10/2017 BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered a large warehouse inside the recently liberated city of Al-Mayadeen that was dedicated to satellite broadcasting, Al-Mayadeen News reporter, Khaled Iskef, reported on Friday. According to Iskef, the Islamic State used the warehouse to broadcast messages to their followers in their 
This music video says about itself:
ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER This Is Free Europe
By poet Attila the Stockbroker from Britain:
Happy birthday to the 1917 revolution, and me
Saturday 21st October 2017
SIXTY years ago today I came into this world. Im very happy to be here and am still trying hard to do everything I can in my own small way to make it a better place.
Ive earned my living as a radical poet and musician for 36 years, doing something I love and would do as a hobby if it wasnt my job. I have had the opportunity to share my opinions with thousands, and to make a tiny contribution to some of the great political battles of the last 40 years. That makes me very lucky. Im especially happy to be here since two years ago I had the sort of medical news which made me think I might not. So another big thank you to the NHS and to my wonderful wife Robina. Tonight there will be a very loud and undoubtedly messy celebration at my harbourside local in Shoreham and I hope that the Seagulls will have given me an early present of three points at West Ham last night. But Im not counting on that!
And then its back to the gigs and the campaigns a fundraiser for Brightlingsea Labour Party next Thursday, another one in Frome a week later, a spot at the Do Not Go Gentle Literature Festival in Swansea on November 3 and at the Liberating Arts Festival in Exeter the next day, Rochester and Plymouth coming up soon and loads more before the end of 2017. All details at attilathestockbroker.com.
Of course, the most important birthday at the moment is the centenary of the Russian Revolution...
AFP/File / by Alfons LUNA | FC Barcelona has long been a symbol of Catalan nationalism
FC Barcelona, one of the worlds most popular football teams whose motto is more than a club, has long been a symbol of Catalan nationalism.
The club says it is neutral on whether Catalans should chose independence but it has been vocal about Catalonias right to hold a secession referendum.
Its supporters regularly chant Independence at matches at its Camp Nou stadium and during Barcelonas Champions League match against Olympiakos on Wednesday fans held up a nearly 50-metre banner that pleaded for Dialogue, Respect, and Sport
Barcelonas crosstown rivals Espanyol refused to take a public stand but have said that today, being brave means to not stir up the conflict in Catalan society.
Like Barcelona, Girona, another Catalan club in the Spanish first division, backs Catalonias right to hold a referendum.
During the last regional election in Catalonia in September 2015, three separatist parties won a majority of seats in the regional assembly.
But they are very different.
Puigdemonts conservative business-friendly PDeCAT party ran together with the left-wing ERC party in a coalition called Together for Yes.
Both are moderate and cautious on declaring immediate independence, even if ERC has a harder line than PDeCAT.
But the tiny anti-capitalist CUP party, their ally which holds the balance of power in the assembly, is pressuring Puigdemont to move faster towards an independence declaration.
Pro-unity parties are also divided. Ciudadanos, the main opposition party in Catalonia, along with the Socialists and the conservative Popular Party back the suspension of some of Catalonias powers to stop independence.
But the left-wing coalition Catalunya si que es pot maintains that dialogue is the way out of the crisis.
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A shrine dedicated to Saint Charbel was recently installed inside St. Patricks Cathedral in New York City and will be officially inaugurated on October 28th by Lebanons Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros al- Rahi. The shrine was donated by Lebanese businessman Anton Sehnaoui in the name of May & Nabil Sehnaoui.
Its pretty awesome to have a shrine dedicated to Lebanons most beloved Saint inside one of New Yorks landmarks and one of the most visible symbols of Roman Catholicism in New York City and the United States.
Heres an [article] on how the shrine came to be and you can watch below LBCs report:
Christian Juel Nielsen (Claes Bang), the chief curator of a museum in Stockholm, is a picture of elegance. Hes always impeccably dressed. Hes polite. Hes calm. He espouses liberal values. At the beginning of The Square, directed by Ruben stlund, which played at the recently concluded Mumbai Film Festival, Nielsen is occupied with putting up an installation in front of a museum called The Square.
A four-by-four metre enclosure, The Square, says Nielsen, is a sanctuary of trust and caring. Within its boundaries, we all share equal rights and obligations. Standing inside The Square, people can reach out to strangers, sharing their discomfort and sorrows, hoping to hear words of comfort and compassion. The intent behind the idea is noble, but the film seems to be interested in a different line of inquiry: How big is the gap between intent and execution? To what extent can art be inclusive? And the most important, in the bid to embrace art, do we end up sidelining life itself?
When Nielsen is in his comfort zone at home, in the museum, in an upscale caf, with his friends and co-workers he is dignified and likeable, championing progressive views and politics. But it is easy to talk about virtues compassion, empathy, trust when your own world is privileged and secure. The skeletons tumble out of the closet when the door is yanked open. Moreover, the film repeatedly seems to suggest our ideals ca...
Thirty years ago Wall Street slid into the abyss, suffering the biggest one-day market fall of over 22 percent. Since then the Dow Jones has risen from 1,738 points to an all-time high of over 23,000, raising fears another historic crash is on the cards.
RT talked to Keiser Report host Max Keiser about the root causes of the 1987 crash and the possibilities of another market meltdown.
Todays stock market has parallels to the 1987 market, said Keiser, adding that valuations are at historic highs.
The Fed (and central bank counterparts) are pumping money, and sentiment is wildly bullish.
Analysts have been warning recent stock market moves look eerily similar to just before 1987s Black Monday. Investors also raised concerns steep valuations might mean a correction is overdue.
On October 19, 1987, stock markets around the world crashed, shedding billions in value very quickly. The crash began in Hong Kong and spread to Europe, hitting the United States after other markets had already declined by a significant margin. The Dow Jones Industrial Average which comprises the 30 largest US publicly traded companies, lost 22.6 percent of its value that day.
Keiser says to understand what happened with the market we have to recall the global financial crisis of 2008.
According to him, unprecedented amounts, over $20 trillion in cash, was printed and thrown at Wall St. creditors to repair their technically insolvent balance sheets.
I devised the idea of wise democracy to help us evoke and engage the wisdom and resourcefulness of the whole on behalf of the whole. (Thats nice, you say, but what does that actually mean?) In this essay I explore why I consider that statement to be wise democracys prime directive. In the process, I tease out the specific relevance and power of each of its main constituent words paying special attention to the vast and many-faceted concept of the whole which lies at its heart.
As the Trump Era presses on, the weeks get longer and more dispiriting. When we get to the end, its hard to remember what outrage was central at the beginning. And thats why we need dark humor:
I hope Trump can get in some golf this weekend, he deserves a break after a busy week insulting war widows and joking about hanging gays
(((Jeff Tiedrich))) (@jefftiedrich) October 20, 2017
I have been shying away from documenting the atrocities lately, and trying to maintain some focus on the actual grinding of the organs of government, particularly the legislative process. This is at least partially a defense mechanism, because it allows me to focus on areas where the Trump administration is failing.
There are only so many ways that we can write about Trumps character flaws. Eventually it feels like beating a dead horse. Anyone who doesnt already get it probably isnt going to get it until this presidency screws up their life in some fairly direct way. I cant make that happen, and I wouldnt want to if I could. So, I go looking for my audience less from people I consider persuadable and more from people who are curious about the kind of damage this administration can do or, perhaps, not do as a result of their cluelessness and incompetence.
I see this is as a better use of my time than writing one more story about how Trump is golfing while issues x,y, and z go unaddressed. At the same time, its very important that the atrocities are documented in intricate detail by someone. I respect the people who are willing to do this in real time, all day, every day. I took on that responsibility during the Bush years and Im still amazed that I could write five to eight stories a day, every day for the last four years of Bushs presidency that were virtually all about some new outrage.
I cant do that anymore, so Ill leave it to others who are perhaps younger, with more stamina and more intact faith in the American electorate.
Once again, I am relieved that its Friday. Now I can avert my eyes from this catastrophe, however briefly, and let my frustration level subside a little below the overflow point.
Its going to be a grind to get our nation out of this mess, if we can get out of it. Were all going to have to do our little part. And get rest where we can find it.
Issues of addiction became more and more central to me as they came at my family like a tsunami over the last decade. Most of the details of this are too private to share. Personally, I celebrated three years without a sip of alcohol last month, but I waged far more difficult battles, some of which were won (for now) and most of which were lost. What began as a knife-fight in a narrow alley expanded into a much broader universe as my focus expanded to helping other families deal with the addiction problems in their extended families. As a result, I got a crash course in how opioids are decimating our communities and in the inadequacies of our national response. It has been a very rewarding experience to become involved in the broader recovery community, but it comes with constant sorrow as death announcements arrive as steadily as the rain.
Thanks to some connections I had at the Obama White House, I was able to communicate my concerns fairly directly to them and to get invitations to sit in on both off and on the record conference calls about how they were moving forward on the opioid problem. I watched them deal with their own learning curve, so I know that it isnt easy to get your head around the gap between what we have and what is needed to deal with the scale of opioid addiction we now have in America. And once you do get it, the next problem is that you cant do much politically until everyone else also gets it. I was not satisfied with the Obama administrations approach, but I did feel like I was dealing with people of good faith who had a sincere desire to learn and to find resources and solutions that would save lives. They were often just as frustrated as I was, and there was no sense for me that they werent taking the issue very seriously.
The Trump administration is much different. Theyve made all kinds of vague promises, and theyve taken some steps to show that theyre working on the problem, but theres a basic lack of seriousness. Nowhere is this more clear than with the president:
President Donald Trump overrode his own advisers when he promised to deliver an emergency declaration next week to combat the nations worsening opioid crisis.
That is a very, very big statement, he said Monday. Its a very important step. Were going to be doing it in the next week.
Blindsided officials are now scrambling to develop such a plan, but it is unclear when it will be announced, how or if it will be done, and whether the administration has the permanent leadership to execute it, said two administration officials.
They are not ready for this, a public health advocate said of an eme...
I wonder if I am alone in thinking that it scarcely matters whether or not Roy Moore wins the December special election in Alabama and becomes a U.S. Senator. Naturally, it would mean something if he lost to Democrat Doug Jones. What I mean is that I dont really believe that having Moore in the Senate would add to its dysfunction or meaningfully change how the chamber functions. As far as I am concerned, he might as well already be there.
Sure, we can point out how insane Moore is and predict that hell make a spectacle of himself in Washington. Hell probably try to follow through on his promise to make his first order of business the impeachment of the five Supreme Court Justices, including Anthony Kennedy, who legalized sodomy in Lawrence v. Texas. I expect him to talk nonstop nonsense, like his recent take that its against the law not to stand and place your hand over your heart during the National Anthem.
Moore might bring a little of the flavor of the House to the Senate. Im reminded of Rep. Louie Gohmerts famous performance in committee when he stammered, I cannot have a witness challenge my character! The attorney general will not cast aspersions on my asparagus! I dont doubt that Judge Moore can top Rep. Steve Kings immortal claim that for every DREAMer who is a valedictorian, theres another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and theyve got calves the size of cantaloupes because theyre hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert. Its true that Moore has this kind of rich potential.
But will he vote or commit forms of obstruction that really distinguish himself from his predecessors Jeff Sessions and Luther Strange? Individual senators have a lot of power, especially in a narrowly divided Senate, so I dont discount the possibility that Moore could cause the same kind of problems wee seen recently from members as diverse as Rand Paul, John McCain, and Susan Collins. But the overall behavior of the congressional Republicans is already so detached from reality that I dont believe Moore can do much to make things worse.
I guess thats bad news if you think hell come to DC and drain the swamp. But its actually bad news because things are so bad that its now really difficult to make them worse.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled a big vote-a-rama today that will culminate with a roll call on a budget resolution. Its not entirely clear that the vote will succeed, but its beginning to look that way now that theyve secured the support of John McCain. Still, even the president isnt overly confident.
Republicans are going for the big Budget approval today, first step toward massive tax cuts. I think we have the votes, but who knows?
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2017
One sign that they dont have any margin for error is that Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi came north to be present for the vote even though he clearly should be in his sick bed recovering from a nasty urological infection. He was disoriented in the Capitol Building yesterday and needed a staff member to show him the way to the Senate chamber. It looks likely that Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky will vote against the resolution and the maximum number of votes the Republicans can lose is two. As of now, it only looks like they will lose one vote, assuming Cochran can remain conscious throughout the vote-a-rama and cast his vote at the end.
Two days ago, I wrote that the Senate Republicans, for their own good, should not approve this budget resolution because it will set them on a disastrous course. It almost appears that the president agrees with me, but the truth is that he has absolutely no idea what is going on.
I am not exaggerating. As you know, Ive written more than a dozen pieces this year about the budget reconciliation process and how it can be used to pass tax cuts without the need to get any support from the Democrats in the Senate. Ive consistently said that the process would either fail or, at best, produce something much s...
A key argument:
Heres an interesting way to think about it: Imagine a patient arriving in an ambulance to Hospital A, a typical modern hospital. The patients heart stopped 15 minutes before the EMTs arrived and he is immediately pronounced dead at the hospital. What if, though, the doctors at Hospital A learned that Hospital B across the street had developed a radical new technology that could revive a patient anytime within 60 minutes after cardiac arrest with no long-term damage? What would the people at Hospital A do?
Of course, they would rush the patient across the street to Hospital B to save him. If Hospital B did save the patient, then by definition the patient wouldnt actually have been dead in Hospital A, just pronounced deadbecause Hospital A viewed him as entirely and without exception doomed.
What cryonicists suggest is that in many cases where today a patient is pronounced dead, theyre not dead but rather doomed, and that there is a Hospital B that can save the daybut instead of being in a different place, its in a different time. Its in the future.
Kurzgesagt and CGP Grey also have a new two part video series on why we should stop aging forever. The first one is below. The second is here.
Am I seeing a trend? I hope so. To quote CGP Grey:
Humans must discard the learned helplessness that the reaper and their own brains have imposed on them.
Join host, Greg Carlwood of The Higherside Chats podcast as he talks Song of the Siren, invoked entities, & rebuilding Babylon with returning guest, Chris Knowles.
While many of us recognize the weird sychronocities and symbolism surrounding some of societys most consequential events, from Super Bowl shows and celebrity deaths to false flags and media propaganda- its safe to say these occurrences are more than mere coincidence.
And whether we are living in a carefully constructed simulation or these patterns are more along the lines of the elites calling card, the resulting web of influence is hard to ignore.
Fortunately, todays returning guest, Chris Knowles, is a master in unraveling intricately woven webs of symbolism and he joins The Higherside to help shed some light on his newest research.
Become a Plus Member at www.TheHighersideChatsPlus.com/subscribe to hear a second hour of all THC episodes....
The group posted a tweet calling on its 270,000 followers to pull deposits from CaixaBank and Banco Sabadell branches between 8am and 9am on Friday to express their indignation over the lenders decision to shift their legal headquarters out of the region.
Go to one of the five principal banks and take out as much cash as you want. Dont forget, its your money, said the tweeted message that had been retweeted or liked more than 10,000 times by 12:31 GMT.
The act targets Spains main financial institutions, including CaixaBank, Sabadell, Bankia, BBVA, and Santander.
The 2018 Undoing Aging Conference will be held March 15-17 in Berlin. This conference is focused on the cellular and molecular repair of age-related damage as the basis of therapies to bring aging under full medical control. It is a joint effort of the SENS Research Foundation and the Forever Healthy Foundation. Our Aubrey de Grey, Vera Gorbunova, and Jean Hebert will be speaking. Learn more!
The flames that have ripped across Northern Californias wine country over the past week scorched almost a quarter-million acres and destroyed 6,700 homes. A majority of the 42 who died were senior citizens some had celebrated half-century old marriages and survived World War II.
One couple spent their final moments holding each other, as fire consumed the house theyd lived in for the last four decades.
The causes of the inferno have not been confirmed guesses range from a discarded cigarette to arson but reports emerged that numerous residents had dialed 911 prior to the fires to notify authorities of downed power lines and exploding electrical transformers. No tapes of such calls have yet been produced.
To the extent that these reports are sound, it may be that Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) Californias largest public energy utility is responsible for the fires.
Making a move that may be the first of many legal actions, a Santa Rosa couple who lost their abode sued the company Tuesday for failing to maintain its power lines.
PG&E, whose stock has plunged 18.7% since October 9, has been found liable for several wildfires in the past. Following a 1994 Sierra Nevada blaze, the company was convicted of 739 counts of criminal negligence for tree-trimming violations.
In April, regulators fined PG&E $8.3 million for maintenance failures that led to the incineration of 500 Northern Californian homes in 2015.
State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, called for the company to be split and expelled from California should its negligence be tied to the recent North Bay fires.
The damage inflicted around Santa Rosa will far surpass those o...
Dentist claims brushing and flossing are not enough
to prevent tooth decay - you need vitamins from these unexpected
Australian dentist Dr Steven Lin is warning that brushing and flossing are not enough to keep your teeth healthy In addition to following your dentist's recommendations, you have to make sure you are getting enough of four essential vitamins
Dr Lin says this explains why people who practice good oral hygiene still get cavities
By Maggie O'Neill For Dailymail.com
No matter how thoroughly you clean your teeth, you are probably still exposing yourself to tooth decay, according to one dentist speaking out about oral care. Dr Steven Lin from Australia claims that meticulously brushing and flossing the way your childhood dentist taught you to is not enough to prevent cavities and harmful levels of tooth enamel.
The answer? Your diet, according to Dr Lin. He claims that maintaining good eating habits is the only way to stave off weak, unhealthy teeth. Dr Lin says that incorporating four crucial vitamins into your diet will do worlds of good for your oral health, and he cautions the hygiene habits you have learned to develop since birth are not sufficient when it comes to caring for your teeth.
He says that eating certain foods - including salami - is crucial for healthy teeth
Australian dentist Dr Steven Lin has claimed that brushing and flossing is not enough to stave off cavities. He says that eating certain foods - including salami - is crucial for healthy teeth (file photo)
Dr Lin is the author of The Dental Diet, which is expected in 2018, and he also blogs about common misconceptions concerning oral health. 'I'm about to say something that might surprise you. Your toothpaste isn't that important. In fact, compared to proper dental nutrition, even brushing and flossing arent as important,' Dr Lin says.
He writes that this explains why some people still experience tooth decay even if they follow their dentist's recommendations. 'Then theres people who brush and floss religiously who are confused as to how they keep getting cavities no matter how many toothpaste brands and techniques they try.'
The problem comes down to the nutrients these people are consuming, he says.
Dr Lin boils it down to four v...
Just two days before climbing to the new high, Bitcoin registered its largest one-day drop in a month, plummeting by more than 8 percent following a release of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission [CFTC] primer, envisioning tighter oversight over digital tokens.
The report put virtual currencies in the same category with securities, thus making them a subject of the relevant securities laws. The newly released report echoes the stance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on the issue, which said in July that digital currency sales should fall under the scope of the US federal securities laws. The debate over whether to view digital tokens issued through initial coin offerings as commodities has been raging in the US and in another countries.
Bitcoin plunged to below $3,000 in September after China shut down cryptocurrency exchanges. Russia, where Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are not currently regulated by law, this month announced it would start regulating issuing, mining and circulation of cryptocurrencies. Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that it is necessary to diminish the risks associated with cryptocurrencies, as at present nobody can be held responsible for currency bubbles or other illicit activities with the tokens.
Recently, the Russian Central Bank said that it may block Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency exchange websites as the nature of their operations are akin to financial pyramid schemes.
We have seen how Bitcoin has transformed from a payment unit into an asset, which is bought in order to obtain a high yield in a short period of time. This is a definition of a pyramid, the first deputy governor of the Bank of Russia Sergey Shvetsov said in October.
Despite constant fears of a looming governmental crackdown, Bitcoins value has increased by more than 500 percent in 2017....
Can Tax Cuts Grow the Economy Without Government Spending Cuts? from Schiff Gold Last week, we asked an important question about Trumps tax reform plan: Can it deliver? Despite rampant optimism about tax reform, there are a number of problems. In...
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Laughter was likely developed as a primitive, yet effective social evolutionary tool. It releases tension in arguments, builds bridges in disagreements, and makes it easier for us to forgive one anothers short-comings. There is a way to experience all the emotional and health benefits that accompany laughter but, ideally, it is experienced collectively. Its been proven that we are 30 times more likely to laugh when we are with others, rather than alone.
Even for the intuitive empaths among us those of us who like to be alone, rather than in a crowd this is a strong indication that we are meant to learn to thrive in the company of one another. Laughter, from an evolutionary standpoint, was rooted in survival, more than enjoyment, but ironically, it has developed into something that supports not only subsistence, but greater happiness. And it does it almost instantaneously.
Heres how strong laughter truly is:
What this story shows is that while there are some conscientious journalists at the New York Times who have made a concerted effort to discover the truth about President Trumps somewhat outlandish claim that the Cuban government have deployed sonic attacks against US diplomats in Havana the papers editors also ran with the predictable mainstream conspiracy theory that Putin might be behind this malicious high-tech assault on US foreign service officials.
Is there an internal struggle underway in mainstream media institutions between those who want to retain their integrity, and gatekeepers determine to use these outlets to peddle Establishment propaganda?
Consortium News Exclusive: When the Trump administration blamed Cuba for a sonic attack on U.S. diplomats, a New York Times reporter did something unusual for his newspaper: he tried objectively to assess the evidence, as Robert Parry reports
By Robert Parry
I often criticize The New York Times, Washington Post and other major mainstream media outlets for a very simple reason: they deserve it especially for their propagandistic, unprofessional and reckless coverage of foreign crises.
But there are occasional moments when some reporter at an MSM outlet behaves responsibly and those instances should be noted at least under the classic definition of news something that is unexpected or as the old saying goes, dog bites man is not news; man bites dog is news.
One such moment occurred earlier this month when a Times science editor assigned science reporter Carl Zimmer to look into the mysterious illnesses affecting U.S. diplomats in the recently reopened U.S. embassy in Cuba.
About two dozen U.S. diplomats supposedly were suffering hearing loss and cognitive difficulties due to what has been labeled a sonic attack. The Trump administration blamed the Cuban government even though the Cubans claimed to be mystified and would seem to have little motive for disrupting a long-sought dtente with Washington along with the expected boon to their tourist industry. President Trump retaliated by expelling 15 Cuban diplomats.
Zimmer recounted the background to his story in a reporters notebook piece on Oct. 6: On Tuesday, Michael Mason, my editor on the science desk, shot me an email. Would I consider writing an article about this sonic attack busin...
The Pharisees Question Jesus
Movies have these transcendent moments where everything is just right, from the dialogue to the music to the lighting to the narrative context; everything is just perfect, and something magical happens the film breaks through the screen and does something to you. ~Jason Silva
The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only its as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues. ~Terry Pratchett
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. ~R. Buckminster Fuller
This series has created much heated debate. Laced with scathing ideas that challenge the mainstream perception of things, it reveals the thin line between conspiracy theory and truth, while challenging the viewer to question everything using their own skeptical research. Although it is artistic propaganda in itself, it shows the other side of the coin of mainstream propaganda and provides a counter-intuitive, devils advocate perspective on the cultural dynamic. Just take it with a grain of salt and be sure to don your skeptics hat as well as your thinking cap.
Overall the trilogy advocates for a transition from the global money-based economic system to a post-scarcity economy, or resource-based economy. It aims to progressively evolve into an automated technological utopianism based on sustainable ecological concepts and the scientific administration of society. Once you get past all the religious, political, and economic buildup, you get to the best part of the series, in my opinion: The Venus Project.
You are not your job, youre not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. Youre not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis Youre not a beautiful and unique snowflake. Youre the same decaying organic matter as everything else. You are the all singing, all dancing crap of the world. ~Tyler Durden (Chuck Palahniuk)
Fight Club is one of those movies that punches you in the frontal lobe while its kicking you in the nuts. Based off the best-selling book of the same name, even the author, Chuck Palahniuk, admits the movie is better than the book. Which is incredibly rare. Usually the book is better than the movie. But...
Squeezing into Mesa Git ahead of the Mesa 17.3 branching is support for the EXT_global_priority extension within the RADV Vulkan driver...
Provenance Asset Group Holdings has no presence on the Web; its only mentioned by IAM and this shady page
Summary: Microsofts shell game with patents (passing Android-hostile patents to trolls) carries on and publishers funded by these trolls offer the details, albeit vaguely and with obvious spin
Microsoft also fed Nokias patents to MOSAID (now known as Conversant, one of the funding sources of IAM) and Google complained that Microsoft was feeding this patent troll in order to extort Android OEMs.This patent troll, Uniloc, does not make anything. Its just suing a lot of companies and it is still going after Apple. This post from last night said:
After a brief hiatus, patent troll Uniloc is back and looking to milk Apple for claimed damages and fees related to allegedly infringed patents, this time involving Apple Watch GPS functionality.
At the same time we also see Nokia, not too long after it was hijacked by Microsoft (the Elop routine), shaking down Apple for a lot of money (possibly several billions of dollars) and BlackBerry is going down a similar route.
Basically, Microsoft not only killed Nokias business but it is also making it a patent troll, sometimes by proxy (by passing Nokias patents to classic trolls).As a reminder, Microsoft also fed Nokias patents to ...
October 20, 2017 4:15 pm
The State Department has confirmed that two additional U.S. diplomats have experienced health problems as a result of sonic attacks in Cuba, bringing the total number of diplomats impacted to 24.
State Department press secretary Heather Nauert on Friday released the revised number of diplomats harmed by the attacks, which she said is based on continued assessments of U.S. government personnel.
The number of sonic attack victims in the State Department is sharply up from the six diplomats it originally said were impacted in mid-August, when news first broke about attacks that had occurred more than six months beforehand.
Nauert also repeated that the most recent attack occurred near the end of August.
She said the assessments are based on medical evaluations of personnel who were affected by incidents earlier this year and do not reflect new attacks.
Our personnel are receiving comprehensive medical evaluations and care, she said. We cant rule out additional new cases as medical professionals continue to evaluate members of the embassy community.
The U.S. governments investigation into the attacks in Cuba and who is responsible for them is ongoing, she said, and we revise our assessments as we receive new information.
The Washington Free Beacon in mid-August first reported that the number of U.S. diplomats affected by attacks was far greater than the State Department has previously acknowledged. The State Department has continued to revise its numbers upward in the intervening two months.
Additionally, sources have told the Washington Free Beacon that diplomats started experiencing symptoms months earlier than the fall 2016 timeframe the State Department previously disclosed as the beginning date.
The timing of when the attacks began is especially important after a CBS News report quoting an anonymous victim of the attack charged senior embassy leadership and top State Department officials with having ignored for months complaints by U.S. diplomats who were suffering health problems.
That report raised new questions about the Obama administrations response to the attacks and whether they responded quickly enough to protect U.S. diplomats or the administration slow-walked a response in any way to protect its dtente with Cuba.
The State Department has acknowledged that some victims have permanent hearing loss, while others have experienced memory and other cognitive problems, as well as dizziness and sleeplessness.
A State Department s...
Debate between Facebooks head of Artificial Intelligence, Yann LeCun and Prof. Gary Marcus at New York University. The debate was moderated by Prof. David Chalmers and recorded Oct 5th, 2017.
A nature-nurture debate took place in the foundations of artificial intelligence. Advocates of deep learning, including Yann LeCun, held that to create advanced artificial intelligence systems, general mechanisms for learning from the environment would play the most important role.
LEF has access to blood tests from its customers who take the product. That means data should be available in less than a year. If it works, we can expect other DNN-developed geroprotectors.
In 2011, scientists made one of the most important discoveries in the history of AI development. They found that graphics processing units (GPUs) are far better at simulating biological learning than central processing units (CPUs).
362 A mysterious fire destroyed the temple of Apollo at Daphne outside Antioch.
1383 The 1383-1385 Crisis in Portugal: King Fernando diedwithout a male heir to the Portuguese throne, sparking a period of civil war and disorder.
1633 Battle of southern Fujian sea: The Ming dynasty defeated the Dutch East India Company.
1707 Scilly naval disaster: four British Royal Navy ships ran aground near the Isles of Scilly because of faulty navigation. Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell and thousands of sailors drowned.
1730 Construction of the Ladoga Canal completed.
1734 Daniel Boone, American pioneer and hunter, was born (d. 1820).
1746 The College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) received its charter.
1784 Russia founded a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
1790 Warriors of the Miami tribe under Chief Little Turtle defeated United States troops under General Josiah Harmar in the Northwest Indian War.
1797 Andr-Jacques Garnerin made the first recorded parachute jump 1,000 metres (3,200 feet) above Paris,.
1811 Franz Liszt, Hungarian pianist and composer, was born (d. 1886).
1836 Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
1844 The Great Anticipation: Millerites, followers of William Miller, anticipate the end of the world in conjunction with the Second Advent of Christ.
1875 First telegraphic connection in Argentina.
1877 The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland killed 207 miners.
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A 32-year-old American tourist was found dead in the old port of the island of Mykonos on Thursday morning. The circumstances of the death remain unknown so far. Local authorities investigate, an autopsy is expected to shed light into the causes of the death. The 32-year-old was taken with an ambulance to the Health Center
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A woman wearing a hijab stands outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 11, 2017 in Washington.
The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Sumatra coffee, grab a seat in the backyard, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: A Letter to Jamie Dimon, and anyone else still struggling to understand cryptocurrencies (Chain) see also The future of money: How cryptocurrencies with real backing will become the ultimate disruptive technology
Is Halloween sneaking up on you, too? Its less than two weeks away, but there is still plenty of time to build something that will scare the pants off trick-or-treaters and party guests alike. This year, Hackaday regular [Sean Hodgins] hacked his favorite holiday by taking something that ships with a base level of scariness and making it autonomous. What could be more frightening than a haunted toy?
The (decades-old) jack-in-the-box mechanism is simple. Turning the crank operates a mechanical music box that plays the traditional Pop Goes the Weasel. When the music box hits the high note, a jutting piece of plastic on the barrel of music box disturbs the other end of the latch, which frees the scary clown inside. [Sean] used a 100:1 DC motor to turn the crank from the inside, and a Pi camera to detect victims in the vicinity. Once the camera locks on to a face, the box cranks itself and eventually ejects the jester. Since most of the space inside is already taken up by the spring, [Sean] housed the electronics in a custom 3D-printed base with a hole cut out for the cameras eye.
Many modifications are possible with a project like this. [Sean] is now in complete control of the latch operation, so he could make the clown pop appear instantly, or randomly, or sometimes not at all. Check out [Sean]s entertaining build video after the break.
Last night we were on a district assambly in the Poble Sec neighbourhood of Barcelona. Some anarchists were also taking part in the assembly.
Image: District assembly in the Poble Sec neighbourhood in Barcelona on October 20, 2017.
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Last night we were on a district assembly in the Poble Sec neighbourhood of Barcelona. Some anarchists were also taking part in the assembly. It was an assembly of the so-called neighbourhood defense committee and it reminded us of the 15m assemblie...
New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris. New Order were formed in the demise of their previous post-punk band Joy Division, following the suicide of vocalist Ian Curtis. They were joined by Gillian Gilbert on keyboards later that year.
They have heavily influenced techno, rock, and pop musicians including the Pet Shop Boys, 808 State, The Chemical Brothers, The Killers and Moby, and were themselves influenced by the likes of David Bowie, Neu!, Kraftwerk, Cabaret Voltaire and Giorgio Moroder. They have also significantly influenced electro, freestyle and house. New Orders Kraftwerk influence was acknowledged by their single ...
Its never easy being green, but especially millennia after deforestation. Thanks to Henry Fountain and the New York Times:
GUNNARSHOLT, Iceland With his flats of saplings and a red planting tool, Jon Asgeir Jonsson is a foot soldier in the fight to reforest Iceland, working to bring new life to largely barren landscapes.
The country lost most of its trees more than a thousand years ago, when Viking settlers took their axes to the forests that covered one-quarter of the countryside. Now Icelanders would like to get so...
Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Saturday (October 21) dismissed media reports that it was not necessary to link national identity card numbers, known as Aadhar numbers, to bank accounts.
It said in a statement the requirement remained in force under anti-money laundering rules.
The Reserve Bank clarifies that, in applicable cases, linkage of Aadhaar number to bank account is mandatory under the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017, it said in a statement.
The RBI also said that anti-money laundering rules announced in June 2017 have statutory...
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The US Just Admitted Something That They Never Admitted To Before Video X22 Report Catalonians are withdrawing money from the banks, it looks like Catalonia and Spain are heading towards a civil war. Afghan soldiers trained in the US...
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The United States withdrew over half of its diplomatic staff in Cuba and expelled 15 Cuban diplomats in Washington. The break in relations with Cuba is in line with other Trump actions intended to reverse every action implemented during the 8-year term of Barack Obama, including the normalization of relations with Cuba.
Bengaluru: Union minister Anantkumar Hegde has conveyed to the Karnataka government not to invite him to the shameful event of Tipu Sultan Jayanti on November 10.
[I have] conveyed [to the] Karnataka government not to invite me to shameful event of glorifying a person known as brutal killer, wretched fanatic and mass rapist, Hegde said in a tweet yesterday.
The BJP leader had also written a letter to the chief secretary and the Uttara Kannada deputy commissioner, asking them to direct the state government not to include his name in the programme invitations to mark the birth anniversary of the 18th century ruler of the princely state of Mysore.
Reacting to Hegdes letter, chief minister Siddaramaiah said he should not have done it as he was part of the government.
As part of the government, he shouldnt have written itInvitation [for Tipu Jayanti celebration] will be sent out to all central and state leaders, up to them to accept or reject, he told reporters here today.
Siddaramaiah also flayed the BJP for politicising the issue.
There were four wars against the British and Tipu fought them all, he said, while claiming that Tipu was a freedom fighter who helped liberate India from the yoke of colonialism....
AFP/File | Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to shoot criminals himself, while warning he may bring police back to the frontlines of his deadly war on drugs
MANILA (AFP) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to shoot criminals himself, while warning he may bring police back to the frontlines of his deadly war on drugs.Duterte made the comments late Friday following his announcement on October 11 to withdraw the police from his anti-drug war after they were accused of rights abuses in killing thousands of people while following his orders to eradicate illegal drugs in society.
He replaced them with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), which has about 2,000 officers compared with 165,000 for the police force.
Duterte has repeatedly insisted he has not ordered or incited police to murder drug addicts or suspects, while at other times he has said he would be happy to slaughter them or have tens of thousands killed.
On Friday he said he would be prepared to kill criminals himself, as he raised doubts about the PDEA being able to contain illegal drugs.
Those who rape children, who rape women, those sons of if you dont want the police, I am here now. I will shoot them. Thats true! If nobody would dare it, I will pull the trigger, he said.
Duterte said he was already considering bringing the police back to run the drug war.
Okay, let us see, six months from now. If things get worse again, I will say to these apes: Go back to this job. You solve this problem of ours, he said, referring to the police.
Duterte was elected to office last year after vowing during the campaign that 100,000 people would die as he eradicated illegal drugs in society.
Since then, police have reported killing more than 3,900 drug personalities. Another 2,290 purple have died in unsolved drug-related killings, government figures show.
Many Filipinos continue to support the charismatic Duterte, seeing him as the solution to crime and corruption.
But human rights and Catholic Church leaders charge thousands of extra-judicial killings have been carried out by police and vigilantes as part of the drug war.
Authorities insist police only kill in self defence.
Mexico City: I first visited Camp No 3 a few days after the September 19 earthquake.
After reporting from collapsed buildings around the city, this was a different type of shock. Row after row of tiny tin shacks crammed into a small lot hidden behind a high fence in the middle-class neighbourhood of Lindavista.
Greek police arrested a 32-year-old Syrian refugee in the northeastern Greek city of Alexandroupolis over suspected links with terrorist group ISIS, police said Friday. The man was arrested a day earlier after his wife filed a complaint over domestic abuse. She also told authorities that her husband was an ISIS supporter. The refugee family illegally
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The Israeli military fired three missiles at the Syrian Arab Armys (SAA) positions in the Golan Heights, a military source told Al-Masdar News a few minutes ago.
According to the source, the Israeli military fired three missiles towards their positions near the town of Al-Kowm, causing material damage at a Syrian Army outpost in the Golan Heights.
On October 5, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) destroyed 3 artillery cannons belonging to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the area near the Gholan Heights in southern Syria.
The IDF claimed in an official statement that the attack was a response to 5 projectiles launched at the Israeli-held part of the heights from Syria.
The IDF added that any future occurrences will force the IDF to intensify its response.
The source added there were no casualties as a result of the Israeli aggression.
The latest campaign by Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) maintains the groups almost complete lack of interest in the massive contribution of animal agriculture to: (a) climate change; and (b) destruction of Great Barrier Reef corals.
Title: For the love of the reef
The campaign is being run in conjunction with an AYCC branch known as SEED, which describes itself as Australias first Indigenous youth climate network.
Title: The 3 degree challenge
While also focusing on the Great Barrier Reef, the page...
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You Wont Believe Why They Could Withhold Relief Funds from Harvey Victims Filed under: Nazi Israel, Netanyahu, US Congress, US Foreign Policy, USA, Wars for Israel, Zionist entity, Zionist Lobby
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Operation Gladio: NATOs 1985 Brabant Massacres in Belgian Supermarkets
10 July 2014
Friday September 27 : more or less 20:00 armed robbery and a killing in the Delhaize supermarket on rue de la Graignette in Braine-lAlleud. Less than $6,000.00 was stolen. Three people were killed, two people wounded.
Friday September 27: more or less 20:30 (only 15 to 25 minutes after the first attack that night) armed robbery and a killing in the Delhaize supermarket on Brusselsesteenweg in Overijse. Less than $25,000.00 was stolen. Five people were killed, one person wounded.
Saturday November 9 more or less 19:30 armed robbery and a killing in the Delhaize supermarket on Parklaan in Aalst. Less than $25,000.00 was stolen. Eight people were killed, a few more people wounded.
Translated from Belgian daily Het Laatste Nieuws today:
Brabant killers: The Giant has been unmasked
KEN STANDARDS & RUTGER LOVENS
After 35 years, the Giant of the dreaded Brabant killers gang has finally been de-masked. According to the judiciary he is a deceased former national policeman from Aalst and a former member of the Group Diane elite unit.
A year ago, a relative of the Aalst man C.B. contacted the federal judicial police about his past in the Brabant killers gang. It brought bloodshed between 1982 and the end of 1985 with terrorist attacks on, eg, department stores. They killed 28 people. Just before he died at 61 years old in May 2015, he told his secret, said the relative. He was the Giant of the Brabant killers.
According to Wikipedia, the Giant may have been the leader of the Brabant killers.
The Brabant killers gang has been connected before with some policemen, with NATO and...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abes decision to call an early Lower House election, due this Sunday, was a puzzle. Together with its coalition partner, Komeito, his Liberal Democratic Party held an unassailable majority. Even though the newly formed Kibo no To (Party of Hope) under Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike seemed certain to eat into that majority, he was still safe. Maybe he felt he could somehow exploit the current opposition disarray to his advantage.
Of many things to be said about democracy it is important to remember that democracy was already a concept the Athenians aspired for. We are faced with the question of how to reconcile a concept which is intellectual and action which is practical.
In other words, the need to find how best to govern came first before the concept of democracy came into being. In the Philippines we have such a confusion. The practice of democracy developed to fulfill a need and not the other way around. It was that need that developed the concept of democracy and how it is defined. It is a philosophical question.
The first democracy developed in Athens because there was a need for good government. It was not to fulfill a concept but to find a practical structure for governing. Therefor, the history of democracy was a trial and error in the history of mankind and not an ideal concept pre-existing in some netherworld that we must follow. The concept of democracy did not pre-exist before the need for it arose and invented by the Athenians. They invented the concept because it arose from a very practical need.
This has guided me in trying to understand the concept of revgov. At first, it was not acceptable to many because of the use of the long, unpleasant word revolutionary and people do not like revolutions. I, too, do not like revolutions especially if it...
Israel Exposed for Secretly Paying ISIS terrorists to Protect Rothschild, Murdoch Oil ISIS members NOW CLAIM TO HAVE BEEN RECEIVING LOGISTICAL AND OTHER SUPPORT DIRECTLY FROM ISRAEL FOR YEARS AND THE MOTIVE IS PERFECTLY CLEAR. Syria has devolved into a morass of civil conflict, proxy wars, and an ostensive international effort to quash thriving terrorist groups, 
A country baked to the core, its citizens roasted, an electricity grid battered to its limits. Capital cities trapping scorching heat, toasting its citizens and assaulting the young, the elderly, the infirm with temperature fluctuations. This is the vision of
Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to renewables advocates, renewables will soon be so cheap it wont be worth pouring more money into researching nuclear fusion. Renewable Energy Threatens the Worlds Biggest Science Project Inside the $24 billion long bet on fusion power in France. By Anna Hirtenstein 20 October 2017, 14:01 GMT+10 The worlds
Israel Will No Longer Be able to launch Aerial Attacks on Syria: Zionist Analysts The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu conducted a phone call with the Russian President Vladimir Putin to express his worries about the Iranian chief of staff to Syria and the military role played by Iran in that country. The Zionist analysts 
What attracted 1930s Zionists to fascism Caption Ken Betar Harbin a triumphant statement (ken means yes, so be it) launching the Harbin (China) branch of the Betar movement (Jews only) The Betar (meaning strong or true or right) movement was a Revisionist Zionist youth movement founded in 1923 in Riga, Latvia, by Vladimir (Zeev) Jabotinsky, 
A botched raid has left more than 50 soldiers and policemen dead, according to reports. Cairo has struggled to contain an insurgency since its military led a coup against Egypts first democratically-elected leader.
More than 50 Egyptian troops and police officers were killed during a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo, local media reported on Saturday, citing security sources.
The firefight occurred in the Bahariya oasis on the Western Desert, about 85 miles (135 km) southwest of the capital, after security forces received information on the militants location.
The interior ministry said a number of policemen had been killed as well as some militants, but did not elaborate.
Militants claim responsibility
Police on their way to a hideout used by the Hasm militant group reportedly came under attack with rocket-propelled grenades.
Hasm claimed responsibility for the attack, saying in a statement that it killed at least 28 members of the security forces and wounded 32 others. The group has claimed responsibility for several attacks around Cairo, targeting judges and police officers over the past year.
Egypt accuses Hasm of being a militant wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group it outlawed in 2013 after bloody crackdown and military coup. The Muslim Brotherhood has denied any involvement in violent attacks against security forces.
In this still frame from video, Myeshia Johnson cries over the casket of her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush in Niger, upon his body's arrival in Miami. President Donald Trump told the widow that her husband "knew what he signed up for," according to Rep. Frederica Wilson, who said she heard part of the conversation on speakerphone. In a Wednesday morning tweet, Trump said Wilson's description of the call was "fabricated."
Boris Johnson: Labour MPs Speaking to RT Is a Scandal But His Old Man Was on Only Last Month Apparently the buffoon did not even know his father (and six Conservative MPs) had been happy to speak to RT as well While Boris Johnson claims it is a scandal that Labour MPs are willing to 
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Russian President Vladimir Putin called it a poignant case of double standards when he noted how the European Union is turning a blind eye to Catalonias independence bid in stark contrast to the blocs interventionist policy elsewhere.
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That the surge in philanthropy is a natural consequence of the rapid wealth creation was a sentiment echoed by a number of the high-net-worth individuals speaking at the conference, including Ronnie Chan and John Long, founder and CEO of investment company Highridge Partners. China is now home to 609 billionaires, more than the 552 in the US.
Chinese entrepreneurs in China itself, Hong Kong and America are giving back to society in ways unheard of even a few years ago, with Ronnie and Gerald Chan and Li Ka-shing among the big donors.
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The year 1948 saw the establishment of the state of Israel, the culmination of generations of Jewish persecution across Europe and Russia. But that same year proved catastrophic for the Palestinians 700,000 to 900,000 men, women and children were forced to leave their homes and never allowed to return. 1948
Intel chief Brian Krzanich said Tuesday his company is working on a super-fast chip designed specifically for artificial intelligence. The chipmaking giant is partnering with Facebook and other internet titans investing heavily in artificial intelligence.to create the first in what will be a family of "Nervana Neural Network Processors" tailored to the needs of the emerging technology,...
An international team of scientists, including Dr. Alex Dunhill from the University of Leeds, has found that although the mass extinction in the Late Triassic period wiped out the vast proportion of species, there appears to have been no drastic changes to the way...... Read more
The last two of eight prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall took shape Thursday at a construction site in San Diego.
The prototypes, including one built by Israeli defense firm Elta, form a tightly packed row of imposing concrete and metal panels, including one with sharp metal edges on top.
[...] The models, which cost the government up to $500,000 each, were spaced 30 feet (9.1 meters) apart. Slopes, thickness and curves vary. One has two shades of blue with white trim. The others are gray, tan or brown in sync with the desert.
Bidding guidelines call for the prototypes to stand between 18 and 30 feet (5.5 and 9.1 meters) high and be able to withstand at least an hour of punishment from a sledgehammer, pickaxe, torch, chisel or battery-operated tools.
Features also should prevent the use of climbing aids such as grappling hooks, and the segments must be "aesthetically pleasing" when viewed from the US side.
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. | Photo Credit: AP
Tillerson says both are part of U.S. approach on South Asia
India and the U.S. are two bookends of stability on either side of the globe and the emerging Delhi-Washington strategic partnership has the potential to anchor the rules-based world order for the next hundred years, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said.
Mr. Tillerson, who will be travelling to India and Pakistan next week, said both countries are important elements in the U.S. policy for stabilising South Asia and characterised China a destabilising force. Chinas provocative actions in the South China Sea directly challenge the international law and norms that the United States and India both stand for, he said, speaking at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on U.S.-India Partnership of the next 100 years.
Mr. Tillerson said the new regional approach on Afghanistan also involved seeking a resolution to tensions between India and Pakistan. We intent to work closely with India and Pakistan and we hope to ease tensions along their borders as well Pakistan has two very troubled borders. We would like to help take the tensions down on both of those, he said.
We see it as a regional issue. We solve Afghanistan by addressing the regional challenges. Pakistan is important element in that, India is important element in that, he said.
Mr. Tillersons explanation of the new South Asia policy calls into question the interpretation of it as an acceptance of the Indian line, and a rejection of Pakistans position. He was also categorical in his support for the Indian position on China and its aid and financing support for other countries in the region, terming it predatory economics.
Repeatedly referring to Indias democratic politics, Mr. Tillerson also referred to Indias Muslim minorities. Indias diverse population includes more than 170 million Muslims the third-largest Muslim population in the world. Yet we do not encounter significant numbers of Indian Muslims among foreign fighters in the ranks of IS or other terr...
ADL Zionist Terror & Supremacism The Anti-Defamation League was created in 1913 by the racist society known as Bnai Brith which means Blood of the Chosen. The Anti-Defamation League is the longest running and most powerful hate group in the USA with 28 offices domestically and 3 offices abroad. They bring in nearly $80 
The name of new anti-pollution campaigning group Stop Killing Londoners is not just designed to grab attention, but reflects what is actually happening. A report by Kings College, London gave a figure of 9,500 deaths caused by air pollution in 2015. Another study by the Royal College of Physicians in 2016 gives 40,000 deaths a 
Authorities in South Africa are investigating a data breach which has seen the personal details of more than 30 million citizens leaked on the internet placing them at risk of identity theft.
The information contained in a 27GB file was discovered by Australia-based internet security expert Tony Hunt earlier this week.
It contains their names, full identity numbers, income, gender, employment history, contact numbers and even home addresses.
South Africas population is about 54 million, so more than half of the country is affected by what has been described as the countrys worst leak of private data.
The countrys State Security Agency (SSA) would not be drawn into discussing the implications of such a breach and whether it could threaten security.
We are looking in to the matter. There is an investigation. We are obviously very concerned, SSA spokesperson Brian Dube told the BBC.
Its important to us to get to the bottom of this, see how it came about and do whatever we have to do, to deal with it, he said.
Local newspaper, The Times, is reporting that the breach has even reached senior politicians, including President Jacob Zuma, but this has not been confirmed.
What could go wrong?
There are many unknowns.
According to Mr Hunt, the file dates back to April 2015 but it is not clear how long the information was on the internet prior to his find....
CCW: KPs Retirement Follows Massive DfE Fail
Caedmon College Whitby Headteacher Keith PRYTHERCH has announced his retirement date; August 2018.
He is the third big cheese to leave NYCC educational circles this year, following announcements earlier in the year from Pete DWYER (Director: Children & Young Peoples Services) and Ian ROBERTSON, Head at Richmond School.
Retirement at the peak of their careers? All three? Or a shuffling out in the face of a litany of failures?
An expedient move on the part of NYCC to protect its reputation, maybe. Probably. NYCC does not have a track record of grasping nettles, preferring to dig them up and transplant them elsewhere anywhere. Inevitably somewhere lucrative.
Let us examine the circumstances surrounding the departures of:
1. Pete DWYER
Consider the announcement of the Ann MAGUIRE inquest shortly before his retirement statement, initially proposed for March this year, but subsequently deferred until this November. He had been appointed by the Leeds Local Safeguarding Children Board as the independent reviewer of the case until he stepped down in the face of questions as to his impartiality. In fact, he been an employee of Leeds City Council for over 17 years Local Authorities effectively run these review boards which had not been disclosed at the time. Pete DWYER became toxic.
We come now to the Headteachers of the two schools I studied in my Beyond OfSTED: Two Good Schools Or All Hype?, article back in February of this year.
2. Ian ROBERTSON...
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As governments begin to create sovereign cryptocurrencies, is the Fedcoin going to be the U.S.s answer to Bitcoin? by Ken Schortgen The Daily Economist Over the past 10 days, two of the largest financial and industrial economies in the...
According to the laws of physics and nature, empty spaces are unnatural. Wherever there is a void, the universe seeks to fill it. Nowhere was this more on display than at the meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank last week in Washington.
Wang Huning, who has advised Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping, tipped for elevation to party leadership
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At around 34 miles from River Bend Nuclear Power Station, LSU is
well within the 50 mile fallout zone designated by the US
government, as seen on the map further below. Exactly where
radioactive materials fall in a nuclear disaster depends upon
things such as wind direction and rain. LSU has over 30,000
students and over 16,000 faculty and staff. The smaller Southern
University is even closer to River Bend. River Bend and other
nuclear power stations are legally allowed to discharge radioactive
materials into the environment on an ongoing basis, as well. Some
of these continue to accumulate in the environment.
As of 2013, The total economic impact of local LSU institutions on the Baton Rouge metropolitan statistical area, or MSA, is $2.1 billion in sales, $764 million in earnings and more than 21,400 jobs....
Why Vladimir Putin Deserves a Nobel Peace Prize (Seriously) For many years, and despite all evidence to the contrary, the Western media has forwarded the inane idea that Vladimir Putin ranks in the same club with some of historys most loathsome creatures, up to and including Hitler. The reality is that the Russian leader has 
Robert Doisneau Vitrine, Galerie Romi, Paris 1948 Will Trump Oversee The Financial Apocalypse? (Cohan) Calm Before The Storm (Peter Schiff) The Big Story: Edge Of The Cliff (RV/ZH) A $4 Trillion Hole in Bond Market May Start Filling in 2018 (BBG) US Fiscal Year Deficit Widens To $666 Billion
AFP | Smoke billows from the Syrian side of the armistice line on the Golan Heights on June 26, 2017 after fire into the Israeli-occupied sector sparked retaliation by the army
The Syrian government controls only party of the territory on the other side of the line, with the rest in the hands of rebel groups, one of them affiliated to the Islamic State group.
But the Israeli army said it would retaliate against the Syrian army, regardless of who was responsible for any fire and of whether it was deliberate or unintentional.
Israeli forces identified four hits from five rounds launched at the northern Golan from Syria, the army said, without reporting any casualties or damage.
In response to the projectiles that hit Israel, the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) targeted three artillery cannons of the Syrian regime in the Syrian Golan Heights, it said.
Any future occurrences will force the IDF to intensify its response, the army said, adding that it held the Syrian regime accountable for any aggression from within its territory.
Israel has sought to avoid becoming directly involved in the six-year civil war in Syria, although it has systematically responded to fire across the armistice line on the Golan.
It also acknowledges carrying out dozens of air strikes against Hezbollah forces in Syria to stop what it calls advanced arms deliveries to the Lebanese Shiite militant group, which is a key ally of the Damascus government.
Israel fought a devastating 2006 war with Hezbollah and has voiced concern that the groups involvement in Syria risks opening up a new front....
On October 12th, the antifascist centre Distomo was tried for its intervention at the office of the Golden Dawn, near Larissis station, that took place in January 2015. The fact that the members of Distomo and other antifascists that took part in the intervention were found not-guilty, constitutes a victory of the militant antifascist movement. After 3 consecutive absences of Golden Dawn witnesses we gladlywitnessed their presence inside the courtroom.
Originally published by Athens Indymedia. Translated by Radio Fragmata.
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.
On October 12th, the antifascist centre Distomo was tried for its intervention at the office of the Golden Dawn, near Larissis station, that took place in January 2015. The fact that the members of Distomo and other antifascists that took part in the intervention were found not-guilty, constitutes a victory of the militant antifascist movement. After 3 consecutive absences of Golden Dawn witnesses we g...
The damaged La Perla neighborhood is viewed from the air during recovery efforts four weeks after Hurricane Maria struck on Oct. 18, 2017 in-flight over Puerto Rico.
U.S. military has canceled training slots this year in an effort to prevent desertions from increasing further
Updated Oct. 21, 2017 3:33 a.m. ET
WASHINGTONA rising number of Afghan military trainees are going missing in the U.S., a government watchdog report said on Friday, a problem that is harming coalition efforts to stand up a national army capable of securing the country from the Taliban and other insurgents.
Most of the Afghan trainees who disappeared from U.S. military facilities since 2005 were company-grade officers in leadership positions, the report said. Those positions typically include midlevel military officials below the rank of general.
Poor leadership is one of the major problems facing Afghan security forces struggling with high casualty rates, widespread corruption and low morale.
The prevalence of company-grade officers is particularly alarming given the critical role these officers play in maintaining the overall operational readiness of the force, the report said.
The desertions weigh on the morale of those left behind, the report said, and the U.S. military has canceled training slots this year in an effort to prevent desertions from increasing further.
In 2016, around 13% of all Afghan military trainees vanished, compared with an average 6% for all other years.
The report linked the rise in desertions to the high number of Afghan security force casualties, which have soared since most U.S. and coalition forces withdrew from Afghanistan nearly three years ago.
It said close to 2,500 Afghan police and soldiers were killed on the battlefield during the first five months of 2017, roughly in line with numbers for the previous year.
In addition to desertions, U.S. training efforts also sometimes...
Corbyn refuses to attend Balfour centenary dinner British Labour party leader and most probably the next prime minister of Britain, Jeremy Corbyn has declined an invitation from UKs Jewish Lobby to attend Balfour centenary gala dinner to be held on November 2 in London. On October 19, Jonathan Goldstein, chairman of countrys Jewish Leadership Council blasted Corbyn 
San Francisco: If a ban on travellers checking in laptops becomes global a proposal that will be discussed by a UN aviation agency in the coming week those who cant stay away from their laptops and gizmos had better really plan ahead, experts suggest.
This is because the proposed global ban could expand the limited ban already in place.
This came after the push by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ban laptop computers and other large electronic devices from checked bags on international flights has gained traction.
If youre among those who travel with a laptop, tablet, or digital camera, get ready for a huge mess, wrote Wired, a respected tech magazine.
We need to move into planning mode, not just worrying mode, it said.
Wired has said that while officials prefer to overreact than take the chance that they will be blamed for something that goes wrong later on, it sai...
Second Shooter Spotted Firing From Billboard Into The Crowd During Las Vegas Massacre? by Shepard Ambellas Intellihub A second shooter fires from an elevated position, presumably the billboard located outside Mr. Deli, at 10:04 p.m., before Paddock fires his...
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Antisemitism Weaponised Palestine with its wonderful rolling landscapes and venerable old olive trees, some of them planted by Marys own hands, by the Virgin, Mother of Jesus Christ, the Palestinian peasant woman who owned a plot of olive orchard near present Cremisan Convent in Beit Jalla, still bearing Her name; Palestine with its sturdy 
LONDON: Qatar issued a false statement about a visit by British politicians to Doha, in which it was claimed an official committee called for the lifting of the blockade on the Gulf state, the UK Parliament has told Arab News.
Why our metabolism slows down as we age and the diseases it contributes to.
Researchers discover reasons for our age-related metabolic slowdown and show that metabolic changes lead to disease and aging.
Being in Reading in Time - Sun 22 Oct, 7.30 PM Risc, 35-39 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PSShare
By Gilad Atzmon
I learned from the Jewish Chronicle today that Berkshire Jews are horrified because yours truly has challenged Holocaust denial legislation. What caused the present outbreak of Pre Traumatic Stress? Apparently, my Sunday book launch at the Reading International Festival.
First, I am sorry to hear that my questioning of Jewish identity politics and culture have created a state of Jewish collective horror. I would be pleased if any Berkshire Jews would bravely dare to attend my talk on Sunday, they may discover that they agree with most of my observations.
But what is it in my new book Being in Time A Post Political Manifesto that inflicts horror on Berkshire Jews and other Jewish institutions? No one knows. The book has been well-reviewed and no one has yet found any factual mistakes or a methodological flaws in the text. Ifthey want to burn it then you certainly want to own a copy.
In the last few days, British Jewish institutions have used every trick in the Hasbara book in an attempt to cancel my coming talk. The notorious CAA and the ultra Zionist Board of Deputies of British Jews mounted pressure on the venue, they contacted the local council, they harassed local politicians; they even attempted to recruit LGBT activists wh...
Canada is officially testing driverless cars on public streets In Brief The first test of a self-driving car has taken place in Canada last week. This is a historic step-forward for driverless cars in the country and it signals progress for autonomous car progress around the world. Oh Canada Canada is celebrating a technological milestone 
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20 OCTOBER 2017 9:30PM
EU leaders softened their stance significantly on Brexit talks yesterday amid fears in Brussels that Theresa Mays Government could collapse if negotiations remain deadlocked.
Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, said she was now in absolutely no doubt that the EU and the UK could make a success of negotiations as she accepted for the first time that both sides must make concessions.
Donald Tusk, the European Council president, said talk of deadlock had been exaggerated, while Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, said he was determined to have a fair deal with the UK.
However, Emmanuel Macron, the French president, took a much firmer line by saying that Mrs Mays offer of 20billion to settle the Brexit bill was not halfway there, while Mrs May failed to rule out paying as much as 60billion as a final settlement.
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This video from Britain says about itself:
2 October 2017
Footage has emerged from London, UK, of people gathering in Picadilly Circus to protest the Spanish governments repressive measures implemented during the Catalonian referendum.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Thousands to stage peace for Catalonia demo in London
Saturday 21st October 2017
PRO-DEMOCRACY campaigners will march in solidarity with Catalonia and against Spanish repression and authoritarianism in London today.
Organisers of the demonstration are calling for the British government to condemn the violence by the Spanish state against peaceful civilians and demand the immediate release of political prisoners.
Leading separatist activists Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, who head the Catalan National Assembly and Omnium Cultura respectively, were denied bail on Monday after being arrested on charges of sedition in the run-up to the independence referendum two weeks ago.
They are both accused of using mass mobilisations to prevent police officers from following a judges orders to stop the referendum, which had been ruled illegal by Spains constitutional court.
Under Spanish law, sedition is classified as using force or illegal means to prevent the application of the law, the legitimate exercise of the functions of public authorities or the observance of administrative or judicial decisions and carries a maximum sentence of 15 years imprisonment.
There were violent clashes across Catalonia on October 1, with Spains Civil Guard police using force as they tried to close polling stations across the region. Despite their attempts to stop the vote, more than two million people took part, of whom 92 per cent voted for independence.
Tests conducted in water samples from the public maternity hospital Elena Venizelou turned negative for cholera bacteria, the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) said on Friday. The tests were ordered after the national union of public hospital workers, POEDIN, claimed that the bacterium had been detected in a hospital warehouse. These results
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BRUSSELS Leaders of Britain and the 27 other European Union members agreed Friday that much remains to be done in Brexit talks amid deep divisions about the terms of their breakup, particularly on how much London should pay in the divorce.
While EU President Donald Tusk said that reports of a deadlock between the European Union and the United Kingdom have been exaggerated, many other leaders were far less upbeat as a two-day summit in Brussels wrapped up.
French President Emmanuel Macron said there is a lot of work left to do in the highly complex talks on Britains exit from the bloc, which will take place on March 29, 2019.
We have not gone even halfway down the road, Macron told reporters.
British Prime Minister Theresa May urged her EU counterparts to bring new momentum to the...
The nucleus of an atom is tiny only a few femtometers in size (10^-15 metres) and the forces that hold it together are very strong. This means its a heck of a task to study them. Only a very highly energetic particle can go very close to it, said Dr Maitreyee Saha Sarkar, head of the nuclear physics department at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP) in Kolkata. And thats why to do good research in nuclear physics, you need an accelerator
The mention of nuclear tends to first bring to mind nuclear power or nuclear bombs, but Sarkar deals with something much less controversial and much more fundamental. I work on nuclear structure to understand why various types of nuclei behave in different ways; when excited they usually emit gamma rays, other times they may even break!
A nuclear physicists favourite tool is the accelerator. Zooming inside an accelerator, are bare nuclei (atoms minus the electrons). The nuclei collide and the resulting interactions are helpful to investigate the structure and properties of the nuclei. Sarkar has spent much of her career gathering clues in this way.
Exotic and enigmatic
Nuclear physicists like Sarkar are most intrigued by what they call exotic nuclei. These refer to the less stable forms or isotopes of an element -for example, oxygen-16 (8 protons + 8 neutrons) is the most common and most stable...
Its almost as though media owners have an agenda or get paid not to care
Summary: Everyone in the circles of EPO staff and EPO stakeholders knows that dysfunction has become the norm; European media, however, remains suspiciously silent about what otherwise would be a major European scandal (bigger than FIFA or Dieselgate)
Last night we wrote about an additional 2 months delay and IAM, which is close to the EPOs management and was paid to promote the UPC, said that the German constitutional court delays the UPC until the second half of 2018 at the earliest, but quite possibly much later.
Put another way, I told them, one must not assume that UPC is an inevitability and maintain this dangerous illusion
The situation at the EPO is pretty bad. We often refer back to this article from Dr. Glyn Moody, who wrote: When asked by Ars, the EPOs spokesperson mentioned the imminent arrival of the unitary patent system as an important reason for revising the EPOs internal rules
No appeals, no thorough examination, just lots and lots of lawsuits. This should be mortifying to anyone who understands the original (and true) purpose of patents.Yes, a lot of what Benot Battistelli has been doing is geared toward a litigation scenario; its not about patent quality anymore. No appeals, no thorough examination, just lots and lots of lawsuits. This should be mortifying to anyone who understands the original (and true) purpose of patents.
Earlier today we saw a couple of copies of a new press release [...
Syrian Army Captured Large Number of ISIS Weapons and Military Equipment Made in USA By South Front, In Mayadin City. Overview, Photos, Videos On Thursday, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) released a video showing of the weapons and ammunition captured by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Tiger Forces from ISIS in Mayadin city. 
Dave Kranzler: Central Bankers Have Created Bubbles Everywhere w/Oceans of Liquidity Video Wall St for Main St Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St interviewed returning guest, former Wall St bond trader, gold hedge fund manager, newsletter writer...
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Kabul: As many as two rockets landed near the international military headquarters in downtown Kabul early on Saturday morning, Afghan security officials said.
There were no reports of casualties.
At around 6 am (01:30 am GMT) alarms could be heard sounding at the headquarters of the NATO-led military mission, as well as at several foreign embassies in the area.
The alarms were followed by several loud explosions.
AFP / by Ludovic EHRET | Chinas Communist Party boasts an 89 million-strong membership that still attracts people motivated by ideology and self-interest
When I was younger, in the 1960s, we were told in school that being in the party signified being someone good, 53-year-old Liu Shimin, a former employee at a state-owned enterprise and long-standing party member, told AFP.
At the time, you would join it to stand up for socialism.
Today, the ideological side of it is a little beyond me. Communism is so vague, no one can say if it will come true.
The Chinese Communist Party was clandestinely founded in 1921 by about a dozen revolutionaries in Shanghai.
Since coming to power in 1949, the CCP has survived near-destruction during the decade of the Cultural Revolution which regime founder Mao Zedong launched against his own cadres and sweeping pro-market economic reforms.
Throughout, Chinese people have continued to join the CCP in great numbers, with todays membership making it one of the largest political organisations in the world, alongside Indias Bharatiya Janata Party.
The Communist Partys membership comprises 6.5 percent of Chinas population of almost 1.4 billion people.
But young recruits do not hide their intentions. They join the party not only to participate in national development, but also out of their own self-interest.
Joining the elite
At first, I never imagined joining the CCP. I only started thinking about it after university, when I had to find a job, said Xiao Wei, a 30-year-old Beijinger.
Xiao is employed by the CCP in a residential area. Her work includes relaying instructions; organising public campaigns on fire safety, the environment and health matters; and putting party slogans on display.
To be a civil servant or work in a state enterprise, its almost obligatory to be in the party, Xiao said. Its like a diploma. It opens doors.
Not just anyone can join: candidates mu...
The Canadas Communications Security Establishment (CSE) intelligence agency has released the source code for one of its malware detection and analysis tools dubbed Assemblyline.
The Assemblyline tool is written in Python and was developed under the CSEs Cyber Defence program.
This tool was developed within CSEs Cyber Defence program to detect and analyse malicious files as they are received. As the Government of Canadas centre of excellence in cybersecurity, CSE protects and defends the computer networks and electronic information of greatest importance to the Government of Canada. states the Communications Security Establishment.Our highly skilled staff works every day to protect Canada and Canadians from the most advanced cyber threats. Assemblyline is one of the tools we use.
The Canadian intelligence agency described the analysis process as a conveyor belt, the files arrive in the system and are triaged in a sequence composed of the following phases:
Washingtons economic war against Russian gas supplies to Europe unacceptable Gerhard Schroeder SEE ALSO Another reason for the U.S. induced fascist takeover in #Ukraine becomes apparent. They want Eur https://uprootedpalestinians.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/another-reason-for-the-u-s-induced-fascist-takeover-in-ukraine-becomes-apparent-they-want-europe-to-buy-far-more-expensive-gas-from-them-rather-than-russia/ RT | October 20, 2017 The United States would like to weaken Russias energy cooperation with the European Union, said former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, 
A 9.7-million-year-old discovery has left a team of German scientists scratching their heads. The teeth seem to belong to a species only known to have appeared in Africa several million years later. A team of German archaeologists discovered a puzzling set of teeth in the former riverbed of the Rhine, the Museum of Natural History 
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Uncle Sam: The Ultimate Gun Nut The murky motive behind the Las Vegas massacre carried out by a heavily armed gun nut parallels the incomprehensible rationales for the global wars waged by the ultimate gun nut, Uncle Sam, writes JP Sottile. By JP Sottile Its beginning to look like we may never fully 
The Modi governments radical economic policies of demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST) have had a profound and debilitating impact on the agrarian fabric of the country. While the note ban has broken the back of the rural economy, the GST has exacerbated the predicament of the rural artisans. Though the implications of GST for traders in the urban economy are being discussed extensively, its impact on the weaker and marginalised sections of the rural economy has been largely ignored. For decades, millions of rural artisans have been making ends meet through their traditional skills with hardly any help from the government. With the imposition of GST, their livelihood and survival has come into question.
In order to highlight the inequity of this measure, the handloom activist and theatre director Prasanna...
58,220 Americans died in the Vietnam War.
His blog post is a great introduction and walk through of the Quick Charge ecosystem. [Vincent] was motivated after reading about [Septillion] and [Hugatry]s work on coaxing a QCv2.0 charger into a variable voltage source which could output either 5 V, 9 V or 12 V. He built upon their work and added QCv3.0 features to create a new QC3Control library.
To come to grips with what happens under the hood, he first obtained several QC2 and QC3 chargers, hooked them up to an Arduino, and ran the QC2Control library to see how they respond. There were some unexpected results; every time a 5 V handshake request was exchanged during QC mode, the chargers reset, their outputs dropped to 0 V and then settled back to a fixed 5 V output. After that, a fresh handshake was needed to revert to QC mode. Digging deeper, he learned that the Quick Charge system relies on specific control voltages being detected on the D+ and D- terminals of the USB port to determine mode and output voltage. These control voltages are generated using resistor networks connected to the microcontroller GPIO pins. After building a fresh resistor network designed to more closely produce the recommended control voltages, and then optimizing it further to use just two micro-controller pins, he was able to get it to work as expected. Armed with all of this information, he then proceeded to design the QC3Control library, available for download on GitHub.
Thanks to his new library and a dual output QC3 charger, he was able to generate the Jolly Wrencher on his Rigol, by getting the Arduino to quickly make voltage change requests.
According to a report by the Israeli newspaper Maariv, the country is secretly preparing to purchase three Dolphin-class submarines from Germany at a total cost of $1.3 billion. This purchase will come in addition to its existing contract for six German submarines, the last of which is due for delivery in 2017. "The new submarines are said to be more advanced, longer and equipped with better accessories," the newspaper report said. The Israeli Defense Ministry refused to provide an immediate response. While Israel pursues a policy of neither acknowledging nor denying its nuclear weapons capabilities, the Dolphin submarines are reportedly able to carry and launch missiles equipped with nuclear warheads.
Caracas: Venezuelan state elections may be repeated in the five states won by the opposition if the governors-elect continue to refuse to be sworn in by a controversial pro-government legislative superbody, President Nicolas Maduro warned on Friday.
His warning came in a televised speech after the government on Sunday unexpectedly won 18 of 23 states in a vote which the opposition calls fraudulent.
Authorities have mandated that all elected governors participate in a ceremony before the pro-government Constituent Assembly, but the five opposition winners did not take par...
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu just went on his first-ever visit to Israel. Although serving in his capacity as Russias top military leader for almost five years now, Shoigu hadnt once set foot in Israel until now. He arrived on the same day that a Syrian anti-aircraft missile system was 
This video says about itself:
17 October 2017
Catalans are holding a candlelit march in downtown Barcelona in support of jailed pro-independence leaders Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart. The two men are being investigated on possible sedition charges for organizing protests before Catalonias independence vote.
Monedero: Spanish democracy is facing its most serious crossroads since the death of Franco
19 Oct 2017
The contention between Rajoys government and the Generalitat de Catalunya has been deepening with each passing day. There is no solution in sight, and instead we have witnessed the police response and judicial persecution. Beyond this dialogue of the deaf between Spanish and Catalan right-wings, what is really at stake with the Catalan question? To broaden our perspectives and analysis, and avoid the trappings of false debates that are dead ends for the social majorities, we have interviewed Juan Carlos Monedero, professor and co-founder of Podemos, and one of the most lucid analysts of the crisis of the 1978 regime.
What is your take on the recent events in Catalonia?
In Catalonia there has been a great popular mobilisation that follows the popular protests of 15M (1), when a new phase of Spanish politics was born. But the political leadership of this movement is in the hands of the old guard, especially the old party of...
Madrid: The Spanish government has secured opposition support for dissolving Catalonias parliament and holding new elections there in January in its bid to check the regional governments push for independence.
The Socialists, the main opposition, said on Friday they would back special measures to impose central rule on the region to thwart the secessionist-minded Catalan government and end a crisis that has unsettled the euro and hurt confidence in the euro zones fourth-largest economy.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who wants opposition support to be able to present a united front in the crisis, has called an emergency cabinet meeting on Saturday to pave the way for Madrid establishing central control in the region.
The government would not confirm whether January elections formed a part of the package, with Rajoy saying only that the measures would...
Rameswaram: Four Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing near Thalaimannar coast in their territorial waters early today, police said.
The police said according to the information received by them, the Lankan naval men arrested the fishermen from Pamban near here for poaching in their waters and also seized their boat.
They would be produced before the Mannar judicial magistrate court and remanded to judicial custody, they said.
In another incident, seven fishermen from Tuticorin district, who were allegedly smuggling ration items to Andaman and Nicobar islands were rescued by the Lankan fishermen, after their boat developed a snag and capsized off Jaffna early this morning, the police said.
The fishermen were taken to Jaffna and the officials of the Indian government informed about their detention.
It was not known whether they would be arrested or released by the Sri Lankan authorities, they said.
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Just a year after Miraibiggest IoT-based malware that caused vast Internet outages by launching massive DDoS attackscompleted its first anniversary, security researchers are now warning of a brand new rapidly growing IoT botnet. Dubbed 'IoT_reaper,' first spotted in September by researchers at firm Qihoo 360, the new malware no longer depends on cracking weak passwords; instead, it exploits
Stephen Curry to Bob McKenzie to Kevin Glenn, people are speaking out. The Lions are finally contenders again and fans in Detroit are ecstatic about it.
Players are limited to $1,000 per year for commercial appearances. He ran the 40 yard dash in 4.56 seconds, had a 38 1/2 inch vertical and covered 10 feet, 9 inches in the broad jump.. He was trying to spark a conversation about has been muted. I dont think the Cardinals are bluffing when they say theyre interested in a young quarterback.
Its not an easy job, even though the former Dallas Cowboys star wont be sore the day after games. Forty per cent of 1,007 on line participants said they didnt want an NFL team in Canada at all while another 41 per cent added theyd welcome an NFL franchise in this country only if it co existed with the CFL.
Theres a lot of teams that passed on me for wrong reasons. Their win against the Baltimore Ravens put them in the Superbowl.. He has qualified for the long team from which will come the final selections for this years Olympic Games, which would be his second appearance, following Beijing in 2008.
Evans. Moreover, much of these features appear over the air, meaning that without instant replay, everyone but the officials knows what really happened on a disputed play.. The average score: 38 9. They traded up nine spots in the second round to draft Washington safety Budda Baker, who has been compared to Arizonas Tyrann Mathieu and Seattles Earl Thomas good company.Falcons: They entered the draft in search of an edge rusher to play opposite of 2016 sacks leader Vic Beasley Jr., and think they found that in UCLA DE Takkarist McKinley in the first round.
The league, however, will continue to penalize any celebration deemed offensive or in bad taste, including those that embarrass opponents or mimic the use of weapons. Though participants may play for free, Yahoo charges additional fees for stats and performance reports, and tacks another fee on for stat tracking.
This has been a galvanizing situation for us. A three time Pro Bowler, Allen says his high power production is the result of long hours in the gym doing compound lifts with heavy weights. Regardless of its severity, she make your own basketball jersey adds, Crohns disease is more than just a stomach problem.
I a Veteran and served during Vietnam, I was disrespected plenty when I came home, I thought we moved past that, but it would seem we haven I don want to watch a game where I being slapped in the face by the people who need me to watch their game.. The Colts hadnt used a first round pick on an SEC player since 2006, when they took LSU RB Joseph Addai at No.
Cox signed a six year deal that started this year, although the salary cap numbers were staggered and most of the guaranteed money comes before a W...
Speaking at the final plenary session of the 14th annual meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club on October 19, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his concern over the US failure to comply with its obligations to eliminate chemical weapons (CW).
Mogadishu: The number killed in twin bombings in the Somali capital Mogadishu last weekend has risen to 358, the government said late on Friday.
As well as the confirmed death toll, 228 people were injured in what was the deadliest attack in the countrys history, Somalias news agency quoted the information and internal security ministers as saying.
The mind game designed to produce losers Separating logic from propaganda. Separating illusion from reality. An individual has the capacity to think independently. A group does not have that capacity. Vegas Massacre just one of a million examples by Jon Rappoport October 18, 2017 My friends, here is the game. On the table before you, 
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I Am Miko Peled, And I Support Jeremy Corbyns Courageous Call to End the Oppression of the Palestinian People By Miko Peled | American Herald tribune | October 20, 2017 Jeremy Corbyn is arguably not only one of the most popular leaders in the West today, he is also the most promising to those who care 
Washington: President Donald Trumps tax reform plans won partial support on Friday when Republican US Senator Rand Paul said he was all in for massive tax cuts, but the party was still far from united over how to achieve the main item on its domestic agenda.
Trumps drive to overhaul the US tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget measure that will allow Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic party support.
But Republicans, who control both the Senate and House of Representatives, have yet...
In a widely anticipated move, the Trump administration announced on October 12 that it is to withdraw from UNESCO, the 72-year-old UN agency that protects the worlds cultural heritage. It is a move that benefits few.
Much of UNESCOs work which coordinates international cooperation in education, science, culture and communication is transformational. While it will continue to operate, the US withdrawal will weaken its finances and central policy focus. The impact of future cultural interventions by the US in other countries may also be weakened, and it will open itself to criticism that they are merely exercis...
It was a big relief for Sreesanth when Justice A. Muhamed Mustaque of the Kerala high court pronounced his verdict on August 7, 2017, quashing and setting aside the life ban and other punishment imposed on him pursuant to the disciplinary proceedings. But his relief did not last long. Exactly 70 days later, a division bench of the Chief Justice Navniti Prasad Singh restored the life ban imposed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for his alleged role in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing case of 2013, allowing the appeal filed by its CEO Rahul Johri. The division bench ruled that the court coul...
Security experts are continuing to observe the Locky ransomware spreading via spam campaigns that rely on the Necurs botnet. Now operators behind Locky ransomware campaigns have switched to new attack techniques to evade detection.
One of the new techniques adopted by the crooks is the use of the Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) protocol designed to allow data transferring between applications.
The DDE protocol is a set of messages and guidelines. It sends messages between applications that share data and uses shared memory to exchange data between applications. Applications can use the DDE protocol for one-time data transfers and for continuous exchanges in which applications send updates to one another as new data becomes available. states Microsoft.
According to experts at the security firm Sensepost, attackers have devised a method to achieve the execution of malicious code embedded in Office documents without users interaction by using DDE.
The DDE protocol allows an Office application to load data from another Office application, it was replaced by Microsoft with Object Linking and Embedding (OLE), but it is still supported.
The technique was implemented by several threat actors such as the FIN7 APT group in DNSMessenger malware attacks, and the operators behind the Hancitor malware campaign spotted earlier this week and detailed by Internet Storm Center (ISC) handler Brad Duncan.
According to Duncan, the recent Locky campaign used spam messages with Office documents posing as invoices. The threat actors delivered the spam messages through the Necurs botnet....
What's believed to be the strongest earthquake to be detected in north Alabama this year occurred Friday morning near Scottsboro. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a magnitude 2.9 earthquake was detected about 10:38 a.m. While that's a minor earthquake likely not to be noticed, it's the strongest one of the year so far. The previous strongest quake was magnitude 2.7 near Decatur. It's also the fourth quake this year detected in northeast Alabama. Two were near Fort Payne in DeKalb County and another near Scottsboro in Jackson County. It's at least the eighth earthquake in 2017 detected in the northern half of the state. Friday's quake was detected nine miles northeast of Scottsboro and 24 miles north northwest of Fort Payne, according to the USGS. It occurred more than 5.6 miles below the earth's surface, the USGS said.
Arch-Brexiter the Daily Express has campaigned tirelessly not just for Britain to leave the EU but also to leave the European Convention on Human Rights:
So its more than a bit surprising to discover the Express has been trying to argue (unsuccessfully) in the courts that its rights have been infringed under Article 10 of the European Convention:
New Delhi: Days after Pankaj Mishra, a constable in the Central Reserve Police Force in BJP-ruled Assam, was sacked and arrested for putting out a video criticising home minister Rajnath Singh for not advising Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the right direction, a similar controversy has erupted in the neighbouring state of Bengal ruled by the Trinamool Congress.
Debajit Roy, a wholesale merchant who also runs a customer service centre for a bank, and Anupam Tarafdar both residents of Balurghat in north Bengal have been arrested for putting up Facebook posts construed to be a criticism of the traffic restrictions in the town during Durga Puja season.
On September 27, Roy uploaded a post in Bengali which, according to a report in The Telegraph, said, Bikers whatever you do, please ensure that you park your bikes in the garage by 4 pm or else you cant return home. If you are into business then those who have issued the diktats will arran...
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Within the inner sanctum of my trash can this morning, I called a friend who was on the ground at Gainesville. They informed me that they had heard that after Spencer had ended his attempted speech early, spending over an hour calling hundreds of chanting protesters babies and saying that they should all be ashamed of themselves, he attempt to rally the few troops that had assembled together in a huddle to talk shop. Only two rows of mostly white polo shirt sporting neo-Nazis showed up, around 20 or so people, although various less obvious fascists had been sprinkled throughout the crowd recording protesters with go-Pros and cell phones. This was another low turnout for Spencer, as only around 30 neo-Nazis took part in in a 10 minute long photo op in Charlottesville a little over a week before.
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The speaking event in Florida has several goals, and was designed to kick off a campus speaking tour across the country, and had been building ever since the disaster of Unite the Right in early August. For over a month, neo-Nazis had played up the event, planned for it, requested security for it from various neo-Nazi groups, and also threatened the University of Florida in court in order to get Spencer in the building. When the day came however, Spencer assembled even less adherents than in Charlottesville, and many of those that did show up, drove from as far away as Texas. The low turn out points to not only a drop in interest in the Alt-Right, but also a failing desire by many of its adherents to publically show up to demonstrations after Unite the Right. In short, Charlottesville hit them hard, and so far they havent recovered.
But low energy and numbers was...
The UK is facing gale-force winds and possible flooding from Storm Brian - days after three people died in Ireland in the aftermath of Hurricane Ophelia. Gusts of up to 70mph are predicted from Saturday morning, with forecasters warning of the potential for flooding, power cuts and transport disruption. Strong wind warnings are in place across much of Britain, including Wales, south England and the Midlands. Six flood warnings are in place across England, urging "immediate action". It comes after three people were killed and hundreds of thousands of people - mostly in the Irish Republic - were left without power after the remnants of Ophelia battered the British Isles. Strong winds and high seas have already reached the western coast of Ireland. Gusts could reach 130km/h (80mph) there, Irish weather agency Met ireann said.
Hypocritical BS: Critics Slam Establishments Applause for War Criminal George W. Bush By Jake Johnson In a piece for Vice News, Eve Peyser argued that the racist and authoritarian policies of the Bush administration paved the way for Donald Trumps ascent to the White House. (Photo: The Washington Post/Youtube) The Iraq War was worse than 
After being raided by police and Trading Standards in 2015, Middlesbrough-based shopkeeper Brian Tomo Thompson found himself in the spotlight.
Accused of selling fully-loaded Kodi boxes (those with pirate addons installed), Thompson continued to protest his innocence.
All I want to know is whether I am doing anything illegal. I know its a gray area but I want it in black and white, he said last September.
Unlike other cases, where copyright holders took direct action, Thompson was prosecuted by his local council. At the time, he seemed prepared to martyr himself to test the limits of the law.
This may have to go to the crown court and then it may go all the way to the European court, but I want to make a point with this and I want to make it easier for people to know what is legal and what isnt, he said. I expect it go against me but at least I will know where I stand.
In an opinion piece not long after this statement, we agreed with Thompsons sentiment, noting that barring a miracle, the Middlesbrough man would indeed lose his case, probably in short order. But Thompsons case turned out to be less than straightforward.
Thompson wasnt charged with straightforward making available under the Copyrights, Designs and Patents Acts. If he had, there wouldve been no question that hed been breaking law. This is due to a European Court of Justice decision in the BREIN v Filmspeler case earlier this year which determined that selling fully loaded boxes in the EU is illegal.
Instead, for reasons best known to the prosecution, Tomo stood accused of two offenses under section 296ZB of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, which deals with devices and services designed to circumvent technological measures. Its a different aspect of copyright law previously applied to cases where encryption has been broken on official products.
A person commits an offense if he in the course of a business sells or lets for hire, any device, product or component which is primarily designed, produced, or adapted for the purpose of enabling or facilitating the circumvention of effective technological measures, the law reads.
The UN faced criticism after naming Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a "goodwill ambassador" to promote health causes.
BY ASHISH KUMAR SEN
The United States should update, revitalize, and defend the rules-based international order while considering hard-headed engagement with China, according to the latest in a series of Atlantic Council strategy papers.
This is not a strategy designed in Washington to be imposed on the region, said Matthew Kroenig, a nonresident senior fellow in the Atlantic Councils Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security.
Kroenig, along with Miyeon Oh, a senior fellow in the Scowcroft Center, is the author of A Strategy of the Trans-Pacific Century: Final Report of the Atlantic Councils Asia-Pacific Strategy Task Force.
The paper outlines a strategy based on five pillarsthe United States should strengthen security partnerships with its traditional allies and partners in Asia, practice hard-headed engagement with China, update the economic architecture, develop new partnerships to address emerging issues, and promote good governance, the rule of law, democracy, and human rights.
Kroenig said that while the first two pillars are vital for getting the US strategy in Asia right, it is equally essential to strike the right balance between them. You need to make the traditional allies feel secure but you have to do that without making China feel that you are containing it, he said.
Kroenig and Oh participated in a panel discussion with Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Singapores ambassador to the United States, and Paula Dobriansky, a senior fellow in Harvard Universitys Future of Diplomacy Project, at the Atlantic Council in Washington on October 19. Barry Pavel, senior vice president, Arnold Kanter Chair, and director of the Scowcroft Center, mode...
Three weeks on and there's still no proper account of what happened on the Las Vegas Strip on the night of October 1st 2017. The official investigation and mainstream media coverage has focused on the massacre at the Route 91 Harvest Festival venue, apparently conducted exclusively by 64-year-old gambler Stephen Paddock from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino resort, providing the public with a nonsensical timeline and a highly suspicious explanation of events as detailed by Joe Quinn in this article. Since then, survivors from among the 22,000 people in attendance at the venue, along with other guests, residents and employees present on the Strip that night, have begun speaking out about what they saw and heard and to say their statements diverge from the official narrative would be a massive understatement. Comparing police reports on published audio recordings of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department (LVMPD) scanner with videos taken by multiple eyewitnesses, along with eyewitness statements made to the media on the night, and in published testimonies they have been making since then, a picture emerges of terror and chaos deliberately spread over a much larger area than just the venue, a picture that casts further doubt on the official story of a lone gunman.
F. William Engdahl The Gods of Money How America Was Hijacked By Guns and Butter The Gods Of Money: How America Was Hijacked Guest: F. William Engdahl Finance analyzed as power; Alexander Hamiltons First Bank of the United States; the War of 1812; central banking backed by the power of the state, but 
With 92.7 million citizens and rising fast, Vietnam will be increasingly devoured and trashed by its insatiable humans. Already in each urban area, one can't take a step without being swarmed and swirled along, but in Vung Tau, there is still the serenity of a more eternal Vietnam.
Prague: Czechs voted on Friday in an election expected to hand power to businessman Andrej Babis who has won popular support by pledging to sweep aside traditional parties, boost investment and keep out refugees, but faces a criminal probe for suspected fraud.
The central European country has enjoyed rapid economic growth, a balanced budget and the lowest unemployment in the EU, but opinion polls nevertheless show strong voter support for Babiss ANO movement and other protest parties.
Founded and tightly controlled by the 63-year-old billio...
What will we do when we can't send our junk to China?
The dominant position that China holds in global manufacturing means that for many years China has also been the largest global importer of many types of recyclable materials. Last year, Chinese manufacturers imported 7.3m metric tonnes of waste plastics from developed countries including the UK, the EU, the US and Japan.
However, in July 2017, China announced big changes in the quality control placed on imported materials, notifying the World Trade Organisation that it will ban imports of 24 categories of recyclables and solid waste by the end of the year. This campaign against yang laji or "foreign garbage" applies to plastic, textiles and mixed paper and will result in China taking a lot less material as it replaces imported materials with recycled material collected in its own domestic market, from its growing middle-class and Western-influenced consumers.
The impact of this will be far-reaching. China is the dominant market for recycled plastic. There are concerns that much of the waste that China currently imports, especially the lower grade materials, will have nowhere else to go.
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The environmental impact of hydropower generation in the Amazon may be greater than predicted, according to new University of Stirling research. The study suggests that estimates of biodiversity and carbon losses associated with tropical hydropower may be higher...... Read more
Researchers have discovered a new way to produce high energy photon beams. The new method makes it possible to produce these gamma rays in a highly efficient way, compared with today's technique. The obtained energy is a billion times higher than the energy of...... Read more
A recent study mapped the worlds dry forests using a relatively new tool that combines creative satellite image analysis with local- and national-scale knowledge. Natural resource agencies worldwide inventory their countrys vegetation cover, land uses, and forest carbon stocks in order to quantify the extent and impacts of land use change as well as their progress toward commitments to international treaties. However, they often lack the tools to compile and analyze the necessary data on land use change. New online platforms now enable viewing and analysis of global-scale imagery but cannot suggest the drivers of land cover change. Commercially available high-resolution remote sensing data are expensive, inconsistent in availability, and hard to access for non-experts. Dry forest canopy in the Ankarana region of Madagascar. Photo credit: Rhett A. Butler Image data collection for non-experts The drylands researchers, led by Jean-Franois Bastin of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), used Collect Earth, a free, open-source platform that facilitates access to multiple freely available archives of satellite imagery. It is a plug-in for Google Earth that enables visual photo interpretation of very high spatial and temporal resolution satellite imagery, made available through three repositories: Google Earth, Google Earth Engine, and Bing Maps. This effort also partners with NASA, USGS, USFS, WRI. Google Earth Engine (GEE) allows users to analyze satellite imagery in the cloud. Collect Earth offers users free access to both the high-resolution GEE images, as well as the very high-resolution (VHR, less than 1 m resolution) images of
The act of lucid dreaming is one that has fascinated experts for decades, presenting the idea one can remain consciously aware while dreaming, activity observing and controlling the outcome of ones dream. It takes the idea of dreaming, an experience that could be compared to sitting back and watching a movie, and turns it into an interactive experience, more like a video game.
This not only provides you with the ability to have the opportunity to influence the outcome of your dream, but it also improves your ability to recall that with you are dreaming. Often when we wake up from a dream the details are fuzzy at best, which makes it difficult to analyze and interpret that which we have dreamed. Lucid dreaming puts us actively into the dream in a heightened state of consciousness. For this reason, we awake remembering details of the dream vividly.Source: Brainwave Power Music
There has been written reference to the act of lucid dreaming dating back as far as 1000 BC, included among the spiritual lessons, proverbs and philosophies that have been handed down through the Hindu traditions. Since that time, it has been actively practised in a number of Hindu and Buddhist teachings, however, it was not recognized in the scientific community until 1978.
Since its acceptance, experts have spent countless hours studying, analyzing and assessing the concept and practice of lucid dreaming. Their interest has been further heightened by the reported increase in people reporting experiencing lucid dreams. Mark Blagrove, a psychologist and dream researcher at the University of Swansea, reports that the increase in lucid dreaming experiences may be between 10 and 40 percent since the 1980s.
A new study has accomplished that which many have attempted over the last 4 decades, independently verifying the act of lucid dreaming for the first time. The studys 169 participants were asked to take part in a technique called Mnemonic Induction of lucid dreams (MILD). Each participant would set an alarm to wake them up after a period of 5 hours and then they would say The next time I am dreaming, I will remember that Im d...
Firings come as the bank grapples with the fallout from sales-practices scandal
Updated Oct. 20, 2017 7:21 p.m. ET
Problems at Wells Fargo & Co., which continues to grapple with the fallout from its sales-practices scandal, have extended to its investment bank, prompting the firm to fire with cause four foreign-exchange bankers, according to people familiar with the matter.
The bank has launched an internal investigation and regulators are also probing the foreign-exchange business, the people said. The issue that led to the firings, along with the reassignment of a senior executive, couldnt be fully determined. It involves one specific transaction with a client, who has been notified by the bank, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Until now, issues at the bank have centered on its retail-banking operation. After agreeing a year ago to a regulatory settlement over improper sales practices, the bank this summer disclosed that a review of its businesses also had revealed problems related to improperly charging customers for certain auto insurance and mortgage products.
The issues in the foreign-exchange business emerged separately from the review of business practices sparked by the sales-practices scandal, according to one of the people familiar with the matter. A Wells Fargo spokeswoman confirmed the departures after inquiries from The Wall Street Journal.
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Only a few British newspapers have mentioned the fact that brave journalist Kate Leaver has revealed right-wing hack and QC Rupert Myers once forced himself on her after going for what she thought would be a friendly drink.
It then transpired that Myers has a history of sexually harassing many women:...
Irrespective of nationality, religion, race, or gender; whether stinking rich, desperately poor, or somewhere in between, happiness is the one thing everyone is seeking consciously or not.
The architects of the socio-economic system in which we live have devised a system that promises to satisfy this yearning. But instead of building a society at ease with itself, full of peaceful, happy people, collective discontent is fed, resulting in a range of mental health issues, and in some cases, suicide.
Happiness, according to the duplicitous devotees of Neo-Liberalism, is to be found in the homogenous shopping centers of the world, the sterile holiday resorts and brash casinos. In things, in products and services that stimulate and excite: Happiness in this perverse paradigm has been replaced by pleasure, love exchanged for desire, choice substituted for freedom.
Echoes of happiness
Happiness that lasts is what we yearn for, not a transient state in which one feels the tingle of happiness for a moment or so, only to see it evaporate as the source of our happiness loses its appeal, or is exhausted the holiday comes to an end, a relationship breaks up, the gamble doesnt pay off, a new I-Phone or handbag hits the high street making the old one redundant etc., etc. We sense that a state of lasting happiness is possible but know not where it is or how to find it. The mistake commonly made, and one we are constantly encouraged to make, is to search for happiness within the sensory world where all experiences, pleasant or unpleasant, are facile and transient. The inevitable consequence of such shallow encounters with happiness is discontent and frustration.
Despite being repeatedly confronted with disappointment, instead of refraining from this never-ending quest, the searcher becomes increasingly desperate; a new relationship may be sought, a change of job or new home, more shopping outings, dinners planned, alcohol and drugs taken and so on into the darker reaches of sensory satisfaction and hedonistic indulgence.
Of course, it is important to enjoy life, and, yes, something resembling happiness is experienced on these excursions, but it is a happiness dependent on something, other people, and on certain elements being in place: take these away and the happiness very quickly evaporates. Such happiness is a mere echo of True Happiness, and one that carries with it conflict, fear and anxiety; this taste of happiness, functioning via the desire principle and the medium of the senses is relentlessly stoked by the exponents of neo-liberal idealism.
The success of their divisive project; i.e., profitability, growth, development, progress, call it what you will, is totally contingent on consumerism and the act of consuming relies on, and is the result of, perpetual desire. To the...
A lot of mechanically defective motor vehicles are
being driven around on the roads of Port Moresby because traffic
police were not doing enough to curb such abuses according to
Deputy Police Commissioner and Chief of Operations Jim Andrews.
DCP Andrews said this while cracking the whip for Traffic Police to restore order on the streets of Port Moresby.
In a briefing today at Police headquarter, the Police Chief demanded for members of NCD Traffic to shape up and clamp down on the high rate of abuses and accidents caused by ignorant and defiant motorists.
He said, a lot of defective PMVs are being driven at night without lights posing a serious threat to the lives of other road users within the city.
He said, apart from the presence of unregistered and defective motor vehicles, basic traffic rules and regulations were not observed, and this he said was causing a culture of chaos and confusion especially during peak hours.
In most cases, shabby PMVs with wobbly seats, smooth tires, worn out springs and shock absorbers were being driven and used in the citys transportation system.
He said in some cases, taxis were operating with two sets of registration plates.
The DCP said he witnessed a taxi driver removing the yellow plate and replacing it with a white civilian number plate at Boroko. The offender he said, was arrested.
I am sure this is just the tip of the iceberg. A lot of similar cases are being perpetrated but traffic police are not detecting nor investigating such abuses. A concerned DCP Andrews said today.
He said properly sanctioned road blocks must be set up, more traffic infringement notices (TIN) should be issued and more arrests made to curtail the increasing number of traffic infringements occurring along the citys road network.
He said the development of new road infrastructure and network around Port Moresby city, is giving rise to the importation of more vehicles and road users, thus increasing the need for greater traffic police mobility and operability. He said the Constabulary is envisaging on the possibility of increasing its capacity in Traffic Policing but in the meantime, NCOs should work within their means and devise workable strategies to counter these problems.
According to DCP Andrews, at least twenty recruits passing out of Bomana Police College will be deployed to NCD Traffic each year and trained to become specialists in the various portfolios within the T...
Religion and spirituality might seem very alike at first glance, but they are actually very different! Religion and spirituality share some common characteristics, but as a whole they are entirely different concepts.
Many people might argue that spirituality and religion are the same thing, but they are quite different. While some people envision spirituality and strange and fictional, spirituality is actually one of the most natural things there is. It is your conscious self recognizing that you are more than just a body youre an infinite soul. While we could spend hours debating on the differences of religion and spirituality, im going to sum up the 7 major differences between the two.
Religion tends to follow an ideology that emphasizes the things you can and cannot do. There is typically a good amount of rules involved in religion, while spirituality has no rules. It embraces the naturalness of the human being. It encourages you to become connected with your sense of intuition and the higher self.
Religion will typically tell you what the truth is, what happened, what we are supposed to be doing, and the reason behind it all. However, spirituality allows you to discover the truth yourself. It lets you connect with your higher consciousness on your own journey of learning.
Instead of making you dependent on something or some higher self, spirituality sets you free and lets you be independent. It encourages getting deep within the self and expressing individuality. Instead of making us bow, it sets you free!
In many different aspects of essentially every religion, it uses punishment to force you to act a certain way or do something. Spirituality does not punish you; it simply emphases karma. You will always get what you give and taste your own medicine. By doing unto others as youd do to yourself, you allow yourself to be set free of negativity and punishment forever.
Religions tell you everything about life and what we are supposed to be doing. It tells y...
Iraqi and Kurdish forces have clashed in the town of Altun Kupri on the border of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, security official said, as Baghdad continues its offensive in the wake of a controversial referendum on Kurdish independence. Iraqi security and pro-government militias descended on Altun Kupri, which lies some 50 km (30 miles) to the south of the Kurdish capital, Erbil, early on Friday. Video footage from the Kurdish front lines showed columns of smoke rising and what sounds like gunshots being heard in the distance. In a statement, the Peshmerga General Command said it had repelled the Iraqi advance and destroyed a number of vehicles, including an American-made Abrams tank.
The 14th Dalai Lama won in 1989 for his struggle for the liberation of Tibet as well as his consistent opposition to the use of violence. REUTERS/Yuan Jia-hung
BEIJING (Reuters) Foreign leaders cant think they can get away with meeting exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama just because they are doing it in a personal capacity, as they still represent their government, a senior Chinese official said on Saturday.
China considers the Dalai Lama, who fled into exile in India in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule, to be a dangerous separatist. The Nobel Peace Prize winning monk says he simply seeks genuine autonomy for his Himalayan homeland.
Visits by the Dalai Lama to foreign countries infuriate China, and fewer and fewer national leaders are willing to meet him, fearing the consequences of Chinese anger, though some have tried to placate Beijing by saying they are meeting him in a personal not official capacity.
Zhang Yijiong, who heads the Communist Partys Tibet working group, told reporters on the sidelines of a party congress that there could be no excuses to meeting the Dalai Lama.
Although some people say, the Dalai is a religious figure, our government didnt put in an appearance, it was just individual officials, this is incorrect, said Zhang, who is also a vice minister at the United Front Work Department, which has led failed talks with the Dalai Lamas representatives.
Officials, in their capacity as officials, attending all foreign-related activities represent their governments. So I hope governments around the world speak and act with caution and give full consideration their friendship with China and their respect for Chinas sovereignty, he added.
China took control of Tibet in 1950 in what it calls a peaceful liberation and has piled pressure on foreign governments to shun the Dalai Lama, using economic means to punish those who allow him in.
China strongly denies accusations of rights abuses in Tibet, saying its rule has brought prosperity to what was a remote and backward region, and that it fully res...
Coaches and captains of all 14 competing Rugby
League World Cup 2017 nations will gather at the Sofitel Hotel in
Brisbane on Sunday for a launch media event.
There will be formal welcomes and introductions and on-stage interviews, culminating with a photo opportunity of all 14 captains in full playing kit.
This will be followed by scheduled all-in interviews, with each teams coaches and captains.
The rugby league world cup will be played across three nations, Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
It will kick off next Friday October 27 in Melbourne between Australia and England.
The first match for the Kumuls will be the next day, Saturday 28th against Wales at the National Sports Stadium in Port Moresby.
Reuters and France 24Yasuyoshi Chiba, AFP | People react to the speech of Kenyas opposition leader Raila Odinga of the opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition
Latest update : 2017-10-21
Kenyas opposition leader Raila Odinga, who says he will boycott a presidential election re-run due next week, said on Friday he would announce a way forward the day before the scheduled poll, raising the possibility he might participate after all.
At a memorial in western Kenya for opposition supporters killed in protests against the vote set for Oct. 26, Odinga told his supporters not to attack innocent people including people who support his rival President Uhuru Kenyatta.
He did not comment on an announcement by the electoral board chief executive Ezra Chiloba earlier on Friday that he would take three weeks leave.
Kenya is holding the re-run after the Supreme Court threw out the result of an Aug. 8 election won by the incumbent Kenyatta but disputed by the challenger Odinga. The opposition leader has refused to participate in the re-run, arguing that reforms were needed first to prevent fraud.
The opposition has demanded Chiloba resign, and the announcement that he will not participate in running the vote suggests progress in behind-the-scenes negotiations involving Western diplomats and religious and civil society leaders.
Uncertainty over whether Odinga will participate in the election and concerns that it may not proceed peacefully have left Kenya, a traditionally stable Western ally in an often chaotic region, mired in political crisis.
The volatile build-up to the Oct. 26 vote has revived memories for Kenyans of ethnically charged violence that killed around 1,200 people after a disputed election in 2007, when Odinga also lost and disputed the result.
Chiloba told Reuters that, in light of the oppositions demands, he was going on leave, and that all arrangements for next weeks vote were in place.
At least 45 people died nationwide in a police crackdown on opposition supporters after the August vote, including a six-month old baby struck on the head by a police baton.
With Odinga yet to respond t...
The Nakanai Communities Association of West New
Britain Province, is not happy that the Member for Talasea Francis
Maneke was revoked of his appointment as Communication and
Mr Maneke could be the shortest serving state minister, having worked the post for only two months before he was removed by the Prime Minister last week.
The association's Chairman, Patrick Loku, says Peter O'Neill's decision to strip Mr Maneke is shallow and disrespectful, and is calling on the prime minister to reappoint Mr Maneke to an economical ministerial portfolio.
Mr O'Neill had said he was concerned with the numbers, and that Mr Maneke had been the only member of the Our Development Party returned after the national election.
Mr O'Neill had also explained that as a first-term MP, Mr Maneke will be given the chance to serve on the Parliamentary Committees.
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Washington: US President Donald Trump is expected to pressure Chinas president when they meet next month in Beijing to do more to rein in North Korea out of a belief that Xi Jinpings consolidation of power should give him more authority to do so.
Trump leaves November 3 on a trip that will take him to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. It will be his first tour of Asia since taking power in January and one with a major priority: Preventing the standoff with North Korea from spiraling out of control.
Xi is immersed in a Communist Party Congress...
Over the last three years, the Modi government has come to be known for amendments to its policies that often cause uncertainty for market players. The most recent example of this is the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada (PMKS) Yojana which aims to give a big push to the small agro-processing industry, with a focus on benefiting farmers and boosting employment in general.
The PMKS is a capital investment scheme launched by the ministry of food processing industries for attracting investments from entrepreneurs for setting up new food processing units or expansion of existing food processing units. The detailed guidelines of the scheme were uploaded on the website of the ministry on July 11, 2017, and the advertisement for making bids under the scheme was uploaded on August 31, 2017.
In the original guidelines, proposals that would set up units in mega food parks (assisted by the ministry by way of...
Five days before she was due to testify before Pakistans Commission of Enquiry on Enforced Disappearances in August 2015, 24-year-old journalist-activist Zeenat Shahzadi herself became a disappeared person. She remained missing until her parents received word on Friday October 19, 2017 that she had been recovered and was being treated at a government facility in Islamabad.
Shahzadis mother has spoken to her and reported that she was alright. The family would like to be left alone and not pressed for more details.
Justice Javed Iqbal, who heads the commission and has recently taken over as head of the National Accountability Bureau also confirmed the news. The commission has examined a total of 4,319 cases of missing persons, out of which 60 were reported in the past year.
Shahzadis reappearance after over two years is likely to follow the pattern of other disappeared persons who have been found.
In her case, according to FIR no. 1080, filed on August 21, 2015 at Nishtar Town police station, Lahore,...
Jim Green | This year has been catastrophic for nuclear power and just when it seemed the situation couldn't get any worse for the industry, it did. There are clear signs of a nuclear slow-down in China, the only country with a large nuclear new-build program.
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It was an awkward moment for Australias foreign minister, Julie Bishop. News had arrived that a New Zealand government had been formed after a lengthy period of deliberation. (The election took place on September 23.)
Veteran maverick and occasional political suicide Winston Peters of the New Zealand First party had played the familiar role of kingmaker, picking the New Zealand Labour party to form government. The 37 year old leader, Jacinda Ardern, was evidently too good to fob off.
This placed the Australian government in a prize pickle. Australian ministers had more or less designated the NZ Labour party persona non grata after questions were asked, in the NZ parliament, about matters of that countrys citizenship.
These queries all seemed provincial and inconsequential, but had potential consequences for Australias own deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce. Joyce, it seemed, had been a New Zealand citizen when elected to the Australian parliament, thereby rendering him ineligible to sit. (The High Court will, in time, rule on that point.)
Ardern had her own description of the events. Yes, someone from the ALP put some legal question to [NZ Labour frontbencher Chris Hipkins] around citizenship. No mention was made of anyones name, no rationale for any particular case being pursued was ever raised.
Bishop proceeded to have a distinctly anti-diplomatic meltdown. Culprits were needed, scalps sought. New Zealand is facing an election. Should there be a change of government, I would find it very difficult to build trust with those involved in allegations designed to undermine the government of Australia. This was particularly so given that members of a political party  had been used by the Australian Labor Party to seek to undermine the Australian government.
Ardern was left puzzled, offering to placate the indignant, glacial Bishop. I will not let false claims stand in the way of that relationship. She would have called the irate Australian foreign minister to chat about matters, but did not have her personal number.
Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, offered an analysis that was not much better. The issue was less with Ardern than the conduct of the Australian Labor Party, filled with its fifth columnist apparatchiks. Its leader, Bill Shorten, had been willing to interfere in the political system of a foreign country. Shorten was no less than a conspiratorial thief hoping to, in Turnbulls words, steal government in collusion with a foreign power. Foreign, conspiracy, stealing all words fashioned from the modern news desk of insurgent politics and....
Humans are powerful and extremely energetic beings. Some people are born with special abilities that are extremely rare and important. And believe it or not, many people were born with senses that feel like they come from the cosmos that can be used for various amounts of things.
Certain people were born with an old soul, and they are here to do very important things. You might even be one of these people, especially if you feel different than the rest of society. You might even be a descendant of an indigo child.
The indigo child/adult is something that has existed for several decades in fact, they have always existed they just discovered themselves in the past few decades. They are essentially an upgraded blueprint of humanity. Indigo children are said to have superpower like abilities. They are highly driven and intelligent people that contain the ability to perceive the established norms of society. If you relate to any of these characteristics, you might even be an indigo child/adult.
The color indigo is thought to come from the third eye chakra, or the sixth chakra. There is a theory that indigos are largely governed by the third eye chakra, explaining many of their traits. Indigo isnt referring to the color of the individuals aura. It is referred to as the life color because it symbolizes a deeper being than your conscious self. Indigos have been called sick, falsely diagnosed with ADD and other things. They are not sick, they are special. They have been called supernatural, but they are not supernatural, they are natural. They are very natural: super-natural, if you will. I think they are very special beings that are worth understanding, respecting, and taking care of.
At least one person was killed and another was missing on Friday after an oil barge being pulled by a tug boat caught fire and exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas, officials said.
The barge was carrying some 133,000 barrels of crude oil to a refinery in Corpus Christi when the explosion occurred at 4:30 am, they said.
The dead person had not yet been identified, said Rick Adams, Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Port Aransas.
Six of the eight crew members were rescued and did not suffer any serious injuries, Adams added.
The fire was extinguished and was being monitored for re-ignition throughout the night, the Coast Guard said in a statement.
The entrance and jetty channels leading to the Corpus Christi ship channel from Harbor Island...
If the accuracy of this RNZ report can be relied on, those who
argue against voluntary euthanasia using the high quality of
palliative as support, are misinformed:
"[Hospice] Patients don't have access to stronger pain-killing drugs because they aren't fully-funded, top New Zealand hospice and palliative care doctors say."
In my Conversation article on the Turnbull governments plan to keep coal-fired electricity alive, I said that most of the opportunities for hydro-electric power had already been exploited. I was thinking of primary power generation, and in this respect, I maintain my view. However, I neglected the option of pumped storage, where water is pumped uphill when excess electricity is available, then run downhill through turbines to (re)generate the electricity when it is most needed.
My old university friend, Andrew Blakers, now with the Research School of Engineering at ANU emailed me to point out this study, looking at the large number of sites potentially available in Australia, more than enough to backup all the renewable energy we will be generating in the foreseeable future.
This isnt just a theoretical proposition. The Kidston hydro storage project in the advanced stages of planning, will offer 2000MwH of storage combined with a co-located 270MW solar PV project. The same report mentions some big wind + storage projects.
Still, if Labor is silly enough to endorse Turnbulls NEG idea, its hard to see any more progress being made.
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Mexico City: With a tight general election looming next year, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto faces a tough choice on whether to pursue a graft probe involving a prominent ally and Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.
Mexicos top prosecutor, acting Attorney General, Alberto Elias Beltran, on Friday fired the federal attorney general responsible for electoral crimes, adding fuel to a case that may complicate the presidents efforts to shake off allegations of corruption in the run-up to the July 2018 presidential vote.
The dismissal of top electoral prosecutor, Santiago Nieto, came two days after he accused Emilio Lozoya, the former boss of state oil firm Pemex, and a longtime ally of President Pena Ni...
In 2017, it is 120 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Russian Empire and the Kingdom of Siam, which is nowadays known as the Kingdom of Thailand. As the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin noted at a meeting with the Prime Minister of Thailand that took place on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in September, during all these years, relations between the two countries have never been overshadowed. He also noted the special role of the economic ties as the basis for the Russian-Thai relations. According to the Russian President, the economic cooperation of the Russian Federation and Thailand has great prospects, and has recently been demonstrating a significant growth. Trade between the countries is developing, while mutual investments are growing. Russian companies are broadly represented in the Thailand market, and vice versa.
In 2016, the reciprocal commodity circulation exceeded USD 1.7 billion, and in the first half of 2017, it reached almost USD 900 million. The main items that Russian exports to Thailand are hydrocarbon energy carriers, chemical and metal industry products, machinery and equipment. In its turn, Thailand exports to Russia various products manufactured by its industries, as well as significant amounts of agricultural products and food. It is worth recalling that 60% of the Thai population is employed in agriculture, and Thailand is one of the main global exporters of rice and seafood.
Cooperation in tourism deserves special attention. Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations among Russians. The number of the Russian tourists visiting Thailand annually is remaining stable at the figure of 1 million (with the maximum figure of 1.6 million recorded in 2014). Due to the sustainable growth of this index noted in 2017, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs decided to open a Russian Consulate on the Thai island of Phuket, as well as to establish an Honorary Consulate on the island of Samui. This should favour further growth of the tourist flow from Russia.
In May 2016, Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha came to the Russian Federation to participate in the Russia-ASEAN summit. At that time, he met the Russian President Vladimir Putin and Head of the Russian Government Dmitry Medvedev. Several important documents on bilateral cooperation were signed. The President then stated that the Russian-Thailand relations were successfully developing in all areas, including in the sphere of defence, security and military technical cooperation....
LAGOS OCTOBER 21ST (URHOBOTODAY)-Their neighbours are the Isoko to the South East, the Itsekiri to the West, Ijaw to the South and Ukwuani people to the North East.
They are one of those few tribes without a documented history. And this is because there is almost an absence of European record in their history.
But oral tradition tells us that the history of the Urhobo people began from Edo territory. Their migration to the various locations they now call home started at the end of the Ogiso dynasty.
Their exodus was not like that of the Israelites where the movement was once and for all, no. In the case of the Urhobo peoples, it was various groups: each moving at its own pace, seeking homely territories.
Hence the twenty-four sub-groups that makes up the Urhobo nation, including Okpe the largest of them all.
With over one million indigenes and hundreds of communities scattered across Delta state, the Urhobo ethnic group is believed to be one of the major ethnic group in Nigeria.
And though theyre the majority in Delta state, they are not the only tribe inhabiting the state.
Their neighbours are the Isoko to the South East, the Itsekiri to the West, Ijaw to the South and Ukwuani people to the North East.
Owing to the nature of the environment they occupy, which is very close to the surface of River Niger, most...
Americas all-time-leading heartless anti-science zealot EPA Administrator Scott Mr. Toxicity Pruitt, as of March 2017, nixed his own agencys proposal of 2015 to ban the toxic chemical chlorpyrifos, an insecticide that attacks the nervous system of pesky insects, as well as pesky and non-pesky people (the Nazis invented it for germ warfare). Its sprayed on crops of foodstuff that ends up in grocery stores.
All of which brings to mind, how in the world does the Trump group, from A-to-Z, remain in power, one of the great enigmas of all time. By all appearances, so far nobody has the backbone, the guts to throw em in the gutter, back to their lifeblood.
Chlorpyrifos is no longer patent protected. It is now the active ingredient in dozens of pesticide products made by companies such as Bayer and BASF. More than 80,000 people submitted comments to the EPA urging the agency to ban chlorpyrifos from use on all crops immediately.1
Here are the results of a major study of chlorpyrifos by researchers at Columbia University:
Conclusions: We report evidence of deficits in Working Memory Index and Full-Scale IQ as a function of prenatal CPF exposure at 7 years of age. These findings are important in light of continued widespread use of CPF in agricultural settings and possible longer-term educational implications of early cognitive deficits.2
Further, thats just for starters, Based on the harm that this pesticide causes, the EPA cannot, consistent with the law, allow it in our food, said Patti Goldman, a lawyer with Earthjustice, citing a number of studies that have demonstrated the harmful effects of the pesticide in humans.3...
The battle for west Mosul has caused a civilian catastrophe Civilians in west Mosul have been ruthlessly exploited by the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS), which has systematically moved them into zones of conflict, used them as human shields, and prevented them from escaping to safety. They have also been subjected to 
If scientists could precisely regulate gene expression, they could turn off the genes responsible for illness and disease and turn on those that enhance health and the immune system.
This is why controlling gene expression is so fundamental, said Northwestern Universitys Julius Lucks. Once you get a good handle on it, you can do anything.
For Lucks, having a good handle on gene expression might be an understatement. He and his team have developed a powerful and versatile tool that achieves gene activation thousands of times better than nature.
Chinas FAST radio telescope has spotted a pair of pulsars thousands of light years away. The find heralds a new era in radio telescopes.
NASAs new X3 thruster, which is being developed by researchers at the University of Michigan in collaboration with the agency and the US Air Force, has broken records in recent test. Its hoped that the technology could be used to ferry humans to Mars.
The X3 is a type of Hall thruster, a design that uses a stream of ions to propel a spacecraft. Plasma is expelled to generate thrust, producing far greater speeds than are possible with chemical propulsion rockets, according to NASA.
A chemical rocket tops out at around five kilometers per second (3.1 miles/sec), while a Hall thruster can reach speeds of up to 40 kilometers per second (25 miles/sec).
Veteran investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, the man who exposed the Mai Lai massacre during the Vietnam War and the US militarys abuses of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib in 2004, is probably the most influential journalist of the modern era, with the possible exception of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the pair who exposed Watergate. 
New Delhi: Fifteen years ago, Narendra Modi made it a point to spell out the full Christian name of the then chief election commissioner James Michael Lyngdoh while attacking him in order to tell his Hindu supporters that the Khasi official was not one of them. And on Saturday, the Bharatiya Janata Party took aim at Vijay, superstar of the Tamil film industry, denouncing Joseph Vijays hate campaign against Modi for his criticism of the chaotic Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout.
While BJPs Tamil Nadu chief T.N. Soundarrajan demanded the removal of scenes from the film Mersal that convey wrong impression about GST and Modis digital India scheme, party spokesperson H. Raja, who is also a national secretary of the party, took to Twitter to air his allegations that the film was a Christian plot.
Apart from highlighting Vijays full name, the BJP leader...
Kabul: Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 72 people including children, officials and witnesses said.
One bomber walked into a Shiite Muslim mosque in the capital Kabul as people were praying on Friday night and detonated an explosive, one of the worshippers there, Mahmood Shah Husaini, said.
At least 39 people died in the blast at the Imam Zaman mosque in the citys western Dasht-e-Barchi district, interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, but a statemen...
Six years ago today, the West took it upon itself to use NATO to overthrow Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi not for any humanitarian threat to civilians as had been repeatedly claimed but because his planned roll-out of a new currency to be used across Africa posed a palpable existential threat to central banks at the heart of the Western financial and political system.
Issa Amro, a native of the city of Hebron and a prominent Palestinian advocate of nonviolent resistance, has been waiting now for nearly two months to find out when he can expect to face trial in an Israeli military courtroom. He has been accused of a series of offenses ranging from demonstrating without a permit 
Ohio State denies request to have Richard Spencer speak on campus | 20 Oct 2017 | Ohio State University has denied a request to rent space for prominent alt-right nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus, citing public safety concerns in the wake of Spencer's appearance at the University of Florida earlier this week. "The university has deemed that it is not presently able to accommodate Mr. [Cameron] Padgett's request to rent space at the university due to substantial risk to public safety, as well as material and substantial disruption to the work and discipline of the university," a lawyer representing Ohio State said in a letter to an attorney representing Spencer's associates and obtained by The Guardian.
Why do we build monuments to war rather than to its absence?
I wondered about this when reading about a recent tussle in the nations capital over the location for yet another celebration of people killing each other.
Last month the Canadian War Museum (CWM) complained to the National Capital Commission about the planned site of the National Memorial to Canadas Mission in Afghanistan. The government wants to put the Afghan Memorial between Vimy Place Road and the museum to the west of Parliament Hill. But, the CWM believes the Afghan monument will detract from the architectural vision of the museum. They are also concerned people might think the memorial is part of their institution, which could undermine CWMs goal of being seen as a centre of scholarly excellence rather than simply a hub of militarist propaganda.
Whoa Nelly, those horses left the barn long ago! The scope of pro-war propaganda in this country is huge and CWM has long been part of it.
Each year tens of millions of dollars in public money is spent on war memorials. The Afghan Memorial is just the latest addition to Ottawas long list of war shrines, which includes the Korean War Monument, National War Memorial, National Victoria Cross Memorial, Veterans Memorial Highway, National Aboriginal Veterans Monument, Boer War Memorial, etc.. The federal government spends tens of millions of dollars on these and the more than 7,500 memorials registered with Veterans Affairs National Inventory of Military Memorials across the country.
These odes to militarism are generally silent about the Libyans, Afghans, Serbians, Iraqis, Koreans, Germans, South Africans, Sudanese, etc. killed by Canadian Forces. They focus almost exclusively on our side, which reinforces a sense that Canadas cause is righteous. But, Canadian soldiers have only fought in one morally justifiable war: World War II.
Part war memorial and part veteran commemoration, the War Museum re-opened in 2005. The $136 million institution includes the Royal Canadian Legion Hall of Honour and is designed for light to shine on the headstone of the Unknown Soldier at 11 am on Remembrance Day. In Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism Benedict Anderson writes: tombs of Unknown Soldiers saturated with ghostly national imaginings.
With $65 million a year in mostly public funds, CWM says it ...
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From John Cochrane:
That paragraph contains a classic economic fallacy, that of composition; the confusion of relative prices and the level of prices and wages overall. If labor markets get tight, companies finding it hard to find workers, then yes, one expects wages to rise. But one expects wages to rise relative to prices. You only tempt workers to move to your company by offering them wages that allow them to buy more. Similarly, if there is strong demand for a companys products, its prices will rise. But those prices rise relative to other prices and to wages. Offering a company higher prices when its wages, costs, and competitors prices are all rising does nothing to get it to produce more.
So, in fact, standard economics makes no prediction at all about the relationship between inflation the level of prices and wages overall; or (better) the value of money and the tightness or slackness of product and labor markets! The fabled Phillips curve started as a purely empirical observation, with no theory.
To get there, you need some mechanism to fool people for workers to see their wage rise, but not realize that other wages and prices are also rising; for companies to see their prices rise, but not realize that wages, costs, and competitors prices are also rising. You need some mechanism to convert a rise in all prices and wages to a false perception that everyones relative prices and wages are rising. There are lots of these mechanisms, and thats what economic theory of the Phillips curve is all about. The point today: it is not nearly as obvious as newspaper accounts point out. And if central bankers are a bit befuddled by the utter disappearance of the Phillips curve no discernible relationship, or actually now a relationship of the wrong sign, between inflation and unemployment, well, have a little mercy. Inflation is hard.
There is more at the link.
They just dont give up. Now the OECD is coming out telling Britain to have a new referendum and stay in the EU. They claim, without any evidence to back up one work, that they believe it will have a positive impact on the British economy. One really has to wonder if they have not turned the charts on GDP upside down.
ABC News has indeed violated the principles of a Free Press and is the example why the old Fairness Doctrine should be restored. ABC News has come out and wrote: Every American president has sparred with the press and fought back against stories unflattering or unfair. But no sitting president has in decades suggested media organizations should be shut down or that the federal government should consider curtailing their content or reach.
The press thinks it is their right to push their agenda on the people. They no longer report the news, but twist it for their agenda be it left or right. It was back in a 1958 speech to the Radio and Television News Directors Association when veteran CBS journalist Edward R. Murrow told a room full of TV executives: We are currently wealthy, fat, comfortable and complacent. Murrow produced a series of reports that helped lead to the censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy and his trumped up witch hunt for communists when it was revealed that he was just making accusations without evidence.
Murrow was one of the journalisms greatest figures, noting his honesty and integrity in delivering the news. That stature of ethics has been lost which some news organizations like CNN produce fake news not just on Trump, but of everything they touch right down to exaggerating the hurricane in Florida.
Edward Murrow used his position to take on powerful politicians and defend the American people, a free press as envisioned by Thomas Jefferson. He also exposed issues such as segregation and warned that the new TV medium was being used to distract, delude, amuse and insulate the public.
The FCC repealed the Fairness Doctrine, which has been rather disastrous. The Fairness Doctrine required that TV and radio stations holding FCC-issued broadcast licenses to (a) devote some of their programmings to controversial issues of public importance, and (b) allow the airing of opposing views on those issues. This meant that programs on politics were required to include opposing opinions on the topic under discussion. Broadcasters had an active duty to determine the spectrum of views on a given issue and include those people best suited to represent those views in their programming. That meant you had to relay both sides of an issue.
Today, mainstream media no longer has to be fair. They can propagate all the propaganda and tell only what the government demands. Hence, nothing that...
The former chair of the BBC Trust Rona Fairhead has been appointed as an international trade minister with a life peerage, Downing Street has announced. Fairhead was the chair of HSBCs audit committee when the bank admitted to past compliance and control failures in the group, after it was mired in a tax avoidance row. 
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Leading psychologist Daniel Goleman explains why empathy alone rarely leads to actionand proposes a simple meditation exercise to change that.
This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company.
Academy Award winning actress Reese
Witherspoon opens up about being sexually assaulted by her
pedophile film director, stopping just short of naming
by Jack Burns, guest author
Reese Witherspoon has joined a long list of A-list actors who are telling their stories of sexual abuse and harassment following allegations Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein had pressured an untold number of women for sex.
However, Witherspoons story is quite different. She says she was sexually assaulted by her director when she was 16 and was told to stay quiet about it or else.
Have you ever upgraded your computers memory sixteen-fold, with a single chip? Tynemouth Software did for a classic Sinclair micro.
For owners of home computers in the early 1980s, one of the most important selling points was how much RAM their device would have. Sometimes though there just wasnt much choice but to live with what you could afford, so buyers of Sinclairs budget ZX81 computer had to put up with only 1 kiB of memory. The system bytes took up (by this writers memory) around 300 bytes, so user programs were left with only around 700 bytes for their BASIC code. They were aided by Sinclairs BASIC keywords stored as single bytes, but still that was a limit that imposed coding economy over verbosity.
Sinclair sold a 16 kiB upgrade, the so-called Rampack, which located on the 81s edge connector and was notorious for being susceptible to the slightest vibration. Meanwhile the mainboard had provision for a 2 kiB chip as a drop-in that was never sold in the UK, and enterprising users could fit larger capacities with soldered combinations of other chips piggybacking the original. And this is what the Tynemouth people have done, theyve replaced their machines dual 1 kiB x 4 chips with a single 62256, and with a bit of pin-bending theyve managed to do it without the track-cutting that normally accompanies this mod.
Adding chips to a 36-year-old home computer for which there are plenty of available Rampacks might seem a bit of a niche, but in doing so theyve made a standalone 81 thats just a little bit more useable. Theyve also brought a few other components up-to-date, with a composite video mod, switching regulator, and heatsink for the rare ULA chip. If you are of a Certain Generation, it might just bring a tear to your eye to see a ZX81 being given some love.
Did you lose your ZX81 along the way? How about emulating one in mbed?
Chain Gang Sam Cooke (Hooh aah) (hooh aah) I hear somethin sayin (Hooh aah) (hooh aah) (Hooh aah) (hooh aah) (Well, dont you know) Thats the sound of the men working on the chain ga-a-ang Thats the sound of the men working on the chain gang All day long theyre singin (Hooh aah) (hooh aah) 
Developers that want to stop cheaters in their Windows games are getting a little additional system-level help from Microsoft via TruePlay, a new API being rolled out through Windows 10's Fall Creators Update.
The feature, which is now documented on the Windows Dev Center, lets developers easily prioritize a game as a protected process, cutting off some of the most common cheating methods by essentially preventing outside programs from looking at or altering the game's memory. TruePlay also "monitor[s] gaming sessions for behaviors and manipulations that are common in cheating scenarios," looking at usage patterns on a system level to find likely cheaters.
[...] Windows users will have to explicitly opt in to TruePlay monitoring through a system setting, which first showed up in preview builds as "Game Monitor" back in June. Users that don't opt in won't be able to play games with TruePlay implemented, though; as the settings page notes, "turning this off may limit the games you can play."
Read more of this story at SoylentNews.
So youve decided to get some Bitcoins, congrats! This short guide will explain exactly what you need to take into account when choosing a Bitcoin wallet. Since theres such a wide variety of Bitcoin wallets the selection can sometimes be overwhelming, but here are the basic things to keep in mind.
Note: Although this post refers to Bitcoin wallets specifically, the principles stated in this article are relevant for choosing ANY crypto wallet.
Before we begin heres what you need to know about Bitcoin wallets
A Bitcoin wallet is just a program that helps you send and receive Bitcoin in a user-friendly manner. Just like you use Outlook or Gmail to manage your emails, youll use a Bitcoin wallet to manage your Bitcoins.
The most important part of any Bitcoin wallet is the private key. The private key is a long string of text and numbers that acts as the password to your bitcoins. Its kind of like a treasure map with the coordinates to where your Bitcoins are hidden. This means that whoever knows your private key can also steal your Bitcoins.
Many wallets today use a seed phrase instead of the long cumbersome private key. This means the private key is replaced with 12-24 random words that act as a private key replacement. This of course seems much more simple, however its as equally as important. If someone manages to steal your seed phrase they can control your bitcoins.
Tucked under rugged ranges between Gulf and Eastern Highlands is Menyamya, one of the least developed districts in the country.
However, this under developed district is rich with fertile soil renowned for producing one of the countrys best organic coffee.
We produce some the best organic coffee in the country, but we dont have roads to transport them to nearest markets in Lae or Goroka, a local said.
Like many isolated rural communities, road access remains a barrier to development and for Menyamya, it has been a barrier for their economic progress and access to basic services.
In the last 5 years the ONeill-led Government has prioritised the opening of missing road links.
On Tuesday, Works Minister, Michael Nali, told the people of Menyamya that the Government will allocate funding from a K3 billion Asian Development Bank loan in order to open missing links in the district.
There are many road links in the district, once we open the trans-highway between Gulf and Morobe, Menyamya will be open to the rest of the country as well, Minister Nali said.
The K3 billion funding from ADB will be put to reconstruct the entire Highlands Highway, Nadzab to Kagamuga Airport in Mt Hagen.
A Democrat transgender pedophile has been arrested after raping a 10-year-old girl in a public restroom in Wyoming. Miguel Martinez (who also goes by the name Michelle) was taken to court and found guilty of [...]
With the Bledisloe safely in the cupboard, this one is for pride. Of course, the Aussies havent held the thing since 2003, so there isnt a hell of a lot of pride to fight over. Game starts at 10:05 pm. Get your picks in before the game starts. And please, no rugby chat in Backchat 
Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of
Oct. 21 2017
Compiled 12:01 am EDT 21 Oct. 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. Oct. 20 2017 4:36 pm EDT: Operation Disclosure GCR/RV Intel Alert for October 20, 2017 https://operationdisclosure.blogspot.com/
1. Everything you see is the complete opposite in reality.
2. A chain of events is already set in stone to occur.
3. Each event is a trigger for another event.
4. One of these events is the Global Currency Reset/RV.
5. Another particular event was set to occur that will trigger the GCR/RV.
6. No one at this level knows when these events will happen.
7. These events could happen at any given moment in time.
8. Some of these events will cause awakenings.
9. Trump is scheduled to visit Asia beginning Nov. 5.
10. Be vigilent and keep your eyes open for certain events.
B. Oct. 19 2017 10:38 am EDT Intel, Yosef: "Preparation" - Intel Report from Yosef via Jeff 10-19-17
1. Dunford gave Beijin...
Janata Dal (United) leader Pavan Varma has broken ranks with his party to publicly question Narendra Modis handling of the economy, Yogi Adityanaths politics of religious polarisation and the Election Commissions decision to delay the announcement of Gujarats elections.
In an interview with Karan Thapar for The Wire, the former JD(U) spokesman insists he reflects the real ideology of the party but says his political fate lies in the hands of his leader, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. Excerpts.
Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to this special interview with politician-author Pavan Varma for The Wire. In recent days, Pavan Varma has tweeted, written articles and commented, raising some worrying and serious questions on the handling of the economy by the Modi government as well as policies followed in Uttar Pradesh by Yogi Adityanath. He has also talked about what he called the damaging and deteriorating social mood of the country. These questions have raised two very critical questions in return Is he about to reestablish his political credentials, perhaps change their complexion? More importantly, is he about to break relations with his party, the JD(U), and leave the side of his mentor? We will talk about these questions as well as his statement and the future of Pavan Varma himself.
Pavan Varma, in recent days, as I have already mentioned, you have publicly questioned Narendra Modis handling of the economy and you have publicly questioned the policies followed by Yogi Adityanath in UP; more importantly you have talked about the deteriorating and dangerous mood of the country. And in a very interesting article published in the Times of India you have talked about, and I am quoting you the cumulative impact of demonetisation, the consequences of the less than adequately planned GST, the youth have been looking for jobs they cant find and farmers have been living under unrelenting agrarian distress. There are a lot of area...
In what is likely to be the final battle to reclaim Kirkuk province, several civilians were killed or wounded.
The post Civilian Casualties in Battle at Kurdish Border; 67 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.
The US Department of State have admitted that US-backed forces were responsible for committing a chemical weapons attack in Syria earlier this year. Militants linked to Al-Nusra Front carried out the terrorist attack, which had [...]
Explosion sparks fire at Chevron refinery in El Segundo | 18 Oct 2017 | An explosion sparked a fire Tuesday night at the Chevron refinery in El Segundo that was extinguished in about 50 minutes. The explosion was reported around 10:40 p.m. on the west side of the refinery, located at 324 W. El Segundo Blvd., authorities said...The cause of the explosion was not immediately reported.
New emails dug up by The Hill show that Bill Clinton met with Russian President Vladimir Putin just weeks before the controversial Uranium One deal was signed. In June 2010, just months before the Obama [...]
Your Step 5 Countdown (and Step 4
Source: Schrodingers Other Cat
Well, isn't this refreshing. The PTW's dark machinery and "magic words" are now so weak that we can openly predict and advertise upcoming Event Step 5 without worrying about cabal blockage! Welcome to the future. Thus, the new countdown has been posted (which leaked earlier! oops).
It is time for some serious Giving of Thanks. All the False Flags in the world won't stop The Event energy from flooding in from now on... and note that the insane people doing this (the PTW), while their "power" and money are dwindling, still have mayhem planned. Not sure if it will happen or not. But note that all involved in each fake "terror" event (which sadly have REAL human casualties, not just fake actors) made their plan in their most recent in-between-life to intentionally participate in this, so while you feel for the victims, also know that those who transitioned did so as part of their plan, to help us from the Other Side. And for those not in the know, YES there is most definitely an Other Side. However, those left behind do not know this, obviously, so they need our support.
Step 4 Recap
As for the Step 4 recap... it peaked on 10/16 and 10/17, and was rather painful in chakras 7/6 and 4/3/2. Several of us had head and gut pains this time around, as our chakras were expanded and opened.
Interestingly, the beginnings of Event Step 4 were actually picked up on satellite.
[Oh, and FYI, Frosty rightly guessed the dates, from this below image, so we should give him credit for the catch. We took a page from the cabal's playbook and "coded" the date into the below image, reversing the numbers for the dates. Kinda childish, but we couldn't make it that public at the time,...
Eric Crampton makes many good points, here is one of them:
But that gets us to one of the risks: the intersection of Labour, Green and New Zealand Firsts core beliefs is distrustful of markets and of foreigners. I cant see how we get anywhere close to the proposed 100,000 houses built in any reasonable time without allowing foreign workers, materials, capital and expertise to help.
New Zealands Overseas Investment Regime already makes us the most restrictive in the OECD. Any land adjacent to a reserve must go through the screening regime, and it will be tough to ease that back under the current coalition. Heck, even New Zealands Fletcher Construction has to jump through Overseas Investment Act hurdles because it has foreign shareholders. New Zealand First has proposed cutting immigration numbers substantially, and Labour and the Greens have been very sympathetic to that view. The incoming government has also signaled an intention to re-negotiate trade agreements to allow banning non-residents from buying houses. If supply issues are appropriately addressed, the ban does no good and could backfire if it prevents foreign investors from building houses here to rent out.
Vernon Small offers a more pessimistic take.
The post The Kiwi Labour, Green, and New Zealand First coalition appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.
The atmosphere is kind of funny when it comes to moisture.
Rather than move water vapor out of the tropics in wide
currents, the moisture tend to move in relatively narrow
For us in the Pacific Northwest, the atmospheric rivers that reach our shores often come from the southwest, starting somewhere near Hawaii (see graphic of water vapor content summed up in the vertical). Thus, they are often called a pineapple express.
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
Omans Ministry of Agriculture has confirmed that six Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman have banned the use of glyphosate herbicides since last year, after reviewing IARCs classification of glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen.
You can read the article in Sustainable Pulse (October 13th) here.
The post Six Middle Eastern Countries Ban Glyphosate Herbicides over Probable Carcinogen Fears appeared first on Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare .
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have confirmed that an illegal alien was responsible for starting the devastating wildfires in California. ICE Director Director Tom Homan confirmed Thursday that a man who had been deported five [...]
Like most colleges have done in the past months, on Tuesday, administrators of the University of Michigan Ann Arbor announced a new campus policy which effectively allowed students to select their own personal "preferred pronouns". The school informed the entire campus community, students and teachers alike, that they are obligated to adhere to these new rules. Punishment will be handed out to individuals who disobey the rules. "The University of Michigan is committed to fostering an environment of inclusiveness. Consistent with this value, the University has created a process for students to designate pronouns with the University and have those pronouns reflected on class rosters this fall," reads an email sent by the administration to students and teachers.
According to official documents, Hurricane Harvey victims reportedly have to agree to not "boycott Israel," in order to receive aid to rebuild their homes. As the Americans who were affected by Hurricane Harvey attempt to rebuild their homes and replace their belongings, they have the option to request help from the city they live in-but residents in Dickinson, Texas, are learning that their city's "Harvey Repair Grant" comes with a strange clause. According to a document titled "Hurricane Harvey Repair Grant Application and Agreement" from the City of Dickinson, in addition to a requirement that the applicant "must adhere to all applicable rules, regulations, and laws, including building codes, safety rules and securing of all required permits," there is also a "verification not to boycott Israel" agreement. "Verification not to Boycott Israel. By executing this Agreement below, the Applicant verifies that the Applicant: (1) does not boycott Israel; and (2) will not boycott Israel during the term of this Agreement."
Considerable research establishes that glyphosate adversely effects soil microbial species and communities, including nitrogen-fixing species and fungal populations. This new study by researchers at Cornell University looks at the response to glyphosate of soil bacteria (Pseudomonas spp) which produce a range of antibiotic compounds, iron-scavenging molecules (or siderophores), and plant growth promoters. Several species are effective biocontrol agents which protect plants against pathogens and promote plant health.
As this October 7th article in Sustainable Pulse points out As farmers battle in their above-ground war on weeds using glyphosate-based herbicides, they may inadvertently create underground casualties unintentionally attacking the beneficial bacteria that help crops guard against enemy fungus.
You can read the full article here.
Published October 21, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE On Friday, the U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, sentenced Tom Begaye Jr. to life in prison for the murder and sexual assault of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike.
President Russell Begaye attended the sentencing and said the Navajo Nation has mourned the loss of Mike ever since learning of her horrific death in May 2016.
The sheer brutality of this crime committed against a child is so deplorable that its difficult to fathom justice in this matter, Navajo Nation President Begaye said. Tom Begaye Jr. received life in prison today for the brutal murder and sexual assault of Ashlynne Mike. As the court presented the details of this tragic crime, it called into question if justice can truly be served in this case? No child deserves to die like this.
During the proceedings, Mikes mom Pam Foster said her life changed forever when her daughter was murdered. Foster said she has no pity for Tom Begaye Jr. and hoped that he would be prosecuted to the fullest extent.
A part of me died with Ashlynne, she said. In the morning, I listen for her voice and my arms long to hold her. My angel did not deserve to die the way she did.
Gary Mike, Ashlynnes father, said that no family should ever have to go through what his family did in losing their daughter.
We have to put an end to his intention, Mike said. We ask that he never sees freedom again.
U.S. District Judge William P. Chip Johnson of the District of New Mexico presided over the sentencing and said the crimes perpetrated against Mike were so heinous that he was at a loss for...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been accused of covering up the crimes of Bill and Hillary Clinton by refusing to lift a gag order on a key witness to the Uranium One scandal. Speaking to [...]
Published October 21, 2017
EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier came in third of a three-person race for the presidency of the National Congress of American Indians. Frazier announced candidacy to to lead the nations largest and oldest organization on September 22, 2017.
After the first round of voting at the NCAIs 74th Annual Convention and Marketplace in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Fraizer was knocked out the race because of he came in third. The first round votes were: Quaninalt Tribe President Fawn Sharp received 7,497 (36.49%); Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier received 4,358 (21.21%); and Chickasaw Nation Lieutenant Governor Jefferson Keel received 8,689 (42.29%).
A run-off round was held between Keel and Sharp. In the end, Keel won and became the 22nd president of NCAI.
On Friday, Chairman Fraizer released the following statement:
Yesterday the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) held elections for executive officers to serve the next two years. NCAI is an organization that was started many years ago during t...
Published October 21, 2017
DENVER Since 2004, the American Indian College Fund has awarded the Mellon Career Enhancement Fellowship to deserving tribal college and university (TCU) faculty who are in the final stages of their doctoral programs to complete the writing process of their dissertations.
The $40,000 fellowship allows faculty to reduce their teaching and administrative responsibilities, providing additional time needed to complete their dissertations and degrees. In return, fellows commit to remain as TCU faculty for two years after degree completion. The College Funds goal is to develop new leaders who are committed to furthering the tribal college movement and positioning the TCUs to offer advanced degrees, and increasing and retaining the number of credentialed faculty with terminal degrees at the 35 AIHEC-member TCUs nationwide.
Since the inception of the Mellon Career Enhancement Fellowship program, the College Fund has awarded 40 fellowships and 27 fellows have received their terminal degrees with the funding and support of the fellowship.
A team of external reviewers screened 2017-18 applications. The following scholars were named as the American Indian College Fund 2017-18 Mellon Career Enhancement Fellows:
Colleen Co Carew, Social Work Program Department Chair at Salish Kootenai College. Co is pursuing a Ph.D. in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her proposed dissertation title is Cultivating a Sense of Place through Indigenous Arts.
The so-called Islamic State organization was primarily a bogeyman encouraged by the western powers. Ive been saying this for the last four years.
I asserted, as a former soldier and war correspondent, that IS would collapse like a wet paper bag if proper western ground forces attacked their strongholds in Syria and Iraq. This week, the western powers and their local satraps finally took action and stormed the last IS stronghold at Raqqa. To no surprise, IS put up almost no resistance and ran for its miserable life.
The much-dreaded IS was never more than a bunch of young hooligans and religious fanatics who were as militarily effective as the medieval Childrens Crusade.
In the west, IS was blown up by media and governments into a giant monster that was coming to cut the throats of honest folk in the suburbs.
IS did stage some very bloody and grisly attacks thats what put it on the map. But none of them posed any mortal threat or really endangered our national security. In fact, the primary target of IS attacks has been Shia Muslims in the Mideast.
Many of the IS attacks in North America and Europe were done by mentally deranged individuals or were initiated by under-cover government provocateurs, such as the 1993 bombing of New Yorks World Trade Center. IS was notorious for falsely taking credit for attacks it did not commit.
Other lone wolf attacks were made by Mideasterners driven to revenge after watching the destruction by the US and its allies of substantial parts of their region. Think Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, Afghanistan, parts of Pakistan, and the murderous brutality of Egypts-US backed regime.
IS appears to have been shaped by western intelligence in an effort to duplicate its success with the Afghan mujahidin in the mid 1980s that helped defeat the Soviet Union. CIA, Pakistani and Saudi intelligence, and Britains MI-6 recruited some 100,000 volunteers from across the Muslim world to wage jihad in Afghanistan. I observed this brilliant success first hand from the ranks of the mujahidin.
The western powers, led by the US, sought to emulate this success in Syria by unleashing armies of mercenaries, disaffected, unemployed youth, and religious primitives against the independent-minded regime of President Bashar Assad. The plan nearly worked at least until Russia, Iran, and Lebanons Hezbollah movement intervened and reversed the tide of battle.
The canard promoted in the west that IS was a dire military threat was always a big joke. I said so on one TV program and was promptly banned from t...
Brush up on these tips and you may be well on your way to being chiseled in marble.
Dont do what Ludwig Von Mises did. Telling the truth gets you little in a state-dominated society. As he told his wife Margit, I write about money, but Im never going to have much.
Senator John McCain, never one to play it close to the vest, has amped up his criticism of the Trump administrations foreign policy, calling it a half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems.
To fear the world we have organized and led for three quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain the last best hope of earth for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.
It is almost impossible to comprehend this speech, delivered by McCain while receiving the National Constitution Centers Liberty Medal for bipartisanship on Monday, without understanding his party and its neoconservative vision of American global hegemony.
Those who arent of the same persuasion as McCain, the Wall Street Journaleditorial page, and Bill Kristols Weekly Standard might be puzzled as to how the senator can get away with attacking American nationalism while at the same time calling for an American imperial mission. Exhorting ones country to advance its ideals and leadership across the globe, even against the wishes of those who dont want this guidance, sounds very much like vintage Western imperialism. French and British imperialists in the late nineteenth century were always justifying their imperial rule as a transmission belt for bringing their higher morality to unenlightened peoples and races.
Radical Republicans during the French Third Republic defended their countrys territorial penetration of Africa and Asia as efforts to carry their revolutionary principles across the seas. How does McCains vision differ from this imperialist mission proclaimed by Europeans before the First World War? By the late nineteenth century all European nationalists pursued empire in the name of universal egalitarian or progressive idealseven the Italian fascist press invoked such concepts when Mussolini invaded Ethiopia in 1936.
The difference between them and us, at least as understood by McCain and his neoconservative friends, derives from their claim of moral superiority. They didnt have it, McCain thinks, whereas we do. Unlike those morally defective empire builders of centuries past, McCain wants us to believe that we really do raise up the lowly and confused wherever we exert influen...
In a new interview with host Jesse Ventura at RT, former presidential candidate and House of Representatives Member Ron Paul discusses the harm imposed on the American economy by the succession of US wars over the last few decades, from the Korean War onward, that drain money away from prosperity-building activities in America.
Just think if all the money we have spent overseas since World War II ended, if that money had been left in this country to let wealth grow, proposes Paul.
Had that happened, Paul says there would not be so many people using food stamps, the middle class would not be dwindling, and the jobs situation would be better in America.
While the American economy in general has been hurt by the wars, Paul notes that some Americans have benefited financially. Paul concludes,
Its insanity to think that war improves your economic condition; it improves the condition of the war manufacturers.
As The Ron Paul Institutes Adam Dick details, this economic damage, Paul points out in the interview, is just one of the ways that the wars hurt us here at home.
Wars also lead, Paul argues, to government efforts, such as via the USA PATRIOT Act, in contravention of Americans freedom.
Watch Pauls complete interview here:
Reprinted with permission from Zero Hedge.
Asked to name the defining attributes of the America we wish to become, many liberals would answer that we must realize our manifest destiny since 1776, by becoming more equal, more diverse and more democratic and the model for mankinds future.
Equality, diversity, democracy this is the holy trinity of the post-Christian secular state at whose altars Liberal Man worships.
But the congregation worshiping these gods is shrinking. And even Europe seems to be rejecting what America has on offer.
In a retreat from diversity, Catalonia just voted to separate from Spain. The Basque and Galician peoples of Spain are following the Catalan secession crisis with great interest.
The right-wing Peoples Party and far-right Freedom Party just swept 60 percent of Austrias vote, delivering the nation to 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, whose anti-immigrant platform was plagiarized from the Freedom Party. Summarized it is: Austria for the Austrians!
Lombardy, whose capital is Milan, and Veneto will vote Sunday for greater autonomy from Rome.
South Tyrol (Alto Adige), severed from Austria and ceded to Italy at Versailles, written off by Hitler to appease Mussolini after his Anschluss, is astir anew with secessionism. Even the Sicilians are talking of separation.
By Sunday, the Czech Republic may have a new leader, billionaire Andrej Babis. Writes The Washington Post, Babis makes a sport of attacking the European Union and says NATOs mission is outdated.
Platform Promise: Keep the Muslim masses out of the motherland.
To ethnonationalists, their countrymen are not equal to all others, but superior in rights. Many may nod at Thomas Jeffersons line that All men are created equal, but they no more practice that in their own nations than did Jefferson in his.
On Oct. 7, scores of thousands of Poles lined up along the countrys entire 2,000-mile border to pray the rosary.
It was the centennial of the Virgin Marys last apparition at Fatima in Portugal in 1917, and the day in 1571 the Holy League sank the Muslim fleet at Lepanto to save Europe. G. K. Chestertons poem, Lepanto, was once required reading in Catholic schools.
Each of these traditionalist-nationalist movements is unique, but all have a common cause. In the hearts of Europes indigenous peoples is embedded an ancient fear: loss of the homeland to Islamic invaders.
Europe is rejecting, resisting, recoiling from diversity, the multiracial, multicultural, multiethnic and multilingual future that...
In light of the 30-year anniversary of the Black Monday Crash in 1987 (when the Dow lost more than 20% in one day, we should be reminded that investor anxiety usually increases when markets get to extremes. If stock prices fall steeply, people fret about money lost, and if they move too high too fast, they worry about sudden reversals. As greed is supposed to be counterbalanced by fear, this relationship should not be surprising. But sometimes the formula breaks down and stocks become very expensive even while investors become increasingly complacent. History has shown that such periods of untethered optimism have often presaged major market corrections. Current data suggests that we are in such a period, and in the words of our current President, we may be in the calm before the storm.
Many market analysts consider the Cyclically Adjusted Price to Earnings (CAPE) ratio to be the best measure of stock valuation. Also known as the Shiller Ratio (after Yale professor Robert Shiller), the number is derived by dividing the current price of a stock by its average inflation-adjusted earnings over the last 10 years. Since 1990, the CAPE ratio of the S&P 500 has averaged 25.6. The ratio got particularly bubbly, 44.2, during the 1999 crescendo of the earnings dont matter dotcom era of the late 1990s. But after the tech crash of 2000, the ratio was cut in half, drifting down to 21.3 by March of 2003. For the next five years, the CAPE hung around historic averages before collapsing to 13.3 in the market crash of 2008-2009. Since then, the ratio has moved steadily upward, returning to the upper 20s by 2015. But in July of this year, the CAPE breached 30 for the first time since March 2002. It has been there ever since (which is high when compared to most developed markets around the world). (data from Irrational Exuberance, Princeton University Press 2000, 2005, 2015, updated Robert J. Shiller)
But unlike earlier periods of stock market gains, the extraordinary run-up in CAPE over the past eight years has not been built on top of strong economic growth. The gains of 1996-1999 came when quarterly GDP growth averaged 4.6%, and the gains of 2003-2007 came when quarterly GDP averaged 2.96%. In contrast Between 2010 and 2017, GDP growth had averaged only 2.1% (data from Bureau of Economic Analysis). It is clear to some that the Fed has substituted itself for growth as the primary driver for stocks.
Investors typically measure market anxiety by looking at the VIX index, also known as the fear index. This data point, calculated by the Chicago Board Options Exchange, looks at the amount of put vs. call contracts to determine sentiment about how much the markets may fluctuate...
Americans had ventured into the Arab world for many decades prior to the end of World War Two. Much of this time, the interaction was driven by private means: missionaries, universities, archeologists, charitable organizations. For those Americans exposed to this world, the overwhelming description that could be applied would be to label these as Arabists: understanding and appreciating both the Arab people and the Arab culture.
This was even true in the early years of official US government intervention in the region. In many ways, it couldnt be otherwise: the early official Americans for example, the cousins Kim and Archie Roosevelt were introduced into this Arab world by the Americans who were already there, those already sympathetic to the Arab people: the missionaries, university presidents archeologists, and leaders of charitable organizations.
So what changed? This is to be explored next by Wilford.
The excuse began with communism. President Truman formally announced the beginning of the Cold War in March 1947, announcing that the United States would provide aid to those countries threatened by communism. With this came the Marshall plan, the establishment of a permanent civilian intelligence agency, and the National Security Act. But the story begins earlier.
What about Palestine, Arabs, Jews and Zionists? Historically the US stayed out of this issue, leaving it to Britain and their 1922 League of Nations mandate. During this mandatory period: Jewish immigration, Arab revolts, Jewish terrorist actsthe tension was ever-increasing and the British appetite for continuing on not to mention their financial wherewithal was waning.
In the meantime, Zionists in America supported by a faction of Christians who saw the creation of the state of Israel as bringing the world one step closer to their desired Armageddon were making headway. Newspaper advertisements, Jewish survivors from Europe, lobbying congress: a focused effort to gain support from the US government to the Zionist cause.
The Roosevelt administration was reluctant to support the Zionist cause. This reluctance was based on the view of the Middle East experts in the State Department they were primarily Arabists at the time; the entirety of American experience in the Middle East until this t...
If you think allergies are just a spring and summer problem, then unfortunately, youd be wrong. Many allergy sufferers can equally be a bad time for itchy watery eyes, sneezing, and plugged ears. This year in particular, many allergy sufferers are finding their allergies are not only worse but lingering for longer. You can blame climate change on this. If you havent noticed it seems that the warmer weather has stuck around for longer which increases carbon dioxide which allows for allergy-producing plants to live longer and making pollen more potent.
The good news is that your diet can play an important role in either improving or worsening your allergies. Make a grocery list of the following foods as they can go a long way in offering you relief from your lasting allergies.
Top foods to curb fall allergies
Broccoli: Broccoli contains two powerful components that can curb your allergies. Studies have shown that the components in broccoli can help clear sinuses. Not a fan of broccoli? The same components in broccoli can be found in other cruciferous vegetables like cabbage or cauliflower.
Kale: Kale is another member of the cruciferous family, which means it contains the same components to help clear sinuses. With its high amounts of vitamins, kale is a great allergy-fighter.
Collard greens: Collard greens contain phytochemicals that can ease allergies.
Garlic and onions: Garlic and onions contain a natural antihistamine as they help reduce inflammation. Because the components in onions and garlic arent well absorbed by the body, you may need to also supplement with these components as well for more severe allergies.
Pumpkins: Tis the season for pumpkins, so you shouldnt have a hard time finding them. Pumpkins are packed with allergy-fighting carotenoids. But this doesnt mean you can eat all the pumpkin pie you want. Its best to eat the vegetable itself, so get creative.
Carrots: Carrots are also packed with carotenoids that can offer relief from nasty ragweed allergies. They also contain other essential vitamins that can ease allergy symptoms.
Celery: Celery is packed with anti-inflammatory nutrients that not only aid in allergy relief but also ...
Introduction by Douglas Valentine
Michael Maclears 1975 documentary, Spooks and Cowboys, Gooks and Grunts (Part 1) is more relevant now than ever. Forty-two years after its release, it exposes the suppressed, shameful truths that have corrupted America since the Vietnam War. The documentary makes it perfectly clear that we have always known what was going on and that we have perfected the means of denying and obfuscating it.
Maclears documentary stands in stark contrast to the current Ken Burns documentary, The Vietnam War, which is nothing more than historical revisionism, sprinkled with massive doses of cognitive dissonance, served up as healing.
This is what Guy Debord meant when he said,
Secrecy dominates this world, and foremost as the secret of domination.
While Burns falsely characterizes the war as a tragedy engendered by decent men with good intentions, Maclear offers incontrovertible proof that it was a war of imperial aggression in the pursuit of counterrevolution.
Maclear gets to the heart of the matter by focusing on the CIAs Phoenix program, which Burns spends all of two minutes on. Through interviews with Bart Osborn and Jeff Stein, both veterans of Phoenix, Maclear shows what happens to combat veterans when they are made to function as judge, jury, and executioner of civilians. Mass murder and computerized genocide are the terms used in the documentary.
While Burns places combat veterans on an unassailable pedestal, and makes Americas involvement in the Vietnam War noble based on their sacrifices, Maclear shows how the war managers indoctrinated the troops with lies, and then aimed them at...
Scientists have created an Atlas of the Underworld, compiling the remnants of 94 ancient tectonic plates that now lie deep beneath Earths surface.
The atlas spans roughly 300 million years of Earths history, revealing how different geological processes changed the face of our planet.
Some of these slabs have sunk more than a thousand miles into the mantle, according to the researchers, giving rise to some of Earths most extraordinary features, from the Himalayas to the Pacific Ring of Fire.
Scientists have created an Atlas of the Underworld, compiling 94 slabs of ancient tectonic plates that now lie deep beneath Earths surface. The atlas spans roughly 300 million years of Earths history. The image above show the Cocos
The incredible catalogue of the underworld is 17 years in the making, according to Ars Technica.
Dutch scientists Douwe van der Meer, Douwe van Hinsbergen, and Wim Spakman of Utrecht University published their work in the journal Tectonophysics this month, interpreting 94 distinct slabs.
And, theyve already identified two more.
The slabs represent ancient tectonic plates that have sunk below the surface.
With recent seismic tomography techniques, researchers are now able to create 3D images of the hidden processes at work deep underground, revealing slabs as far as 2,900 kilometers (1801 miles) deep.
At subduction zone plate boundaries, one plate disappears below another and sinks into the mantle, the authors explain on the website dedicated to their work.
These sinking plates, called slabs, are colder than their surround...
Justin: Doug, I cant wait to get your take on the recent NFL protests. But first tell me what you think of the National Anthem. Is it a worthy tradition?
Doug: I dont see what sporting events have to do with nationalism. I dont think they should go together.
The idea of playing a national anthem at sporting events or other gatherings is foolish and dangerous. It elevates the notion of the state, it keeps the presence of the government in front of people. Its almost as bad an idea as having kids pledge allegiance to the flag at the start of the school dayanother fairly recent innovation.
I looked into the history of this, and the anthem apparently first started being played sporadically at baseball games, during World War 1. It only turned into a tradition during WW2. Needless to say, during the 30s, the Germans, the Italians, and the Russians always used their anthems to get the crowd thinking in the mode of nationalistic citizens watching the home team battle the enemy team, as opposed to sports fans just out to watch a game and have a good time.
Playing the National Anthem before a game is a bad idea. But every country in the world does it now. I think the crowds generally dislike it as a distraction and a waste of time, but nobody will say anything for fear of being lambasted for being unpatriotic. Its groupthink in action.
Apart from the fact that anthems all sound discordant, and grate against the ear drum. Theyre all basically military musicwhich is itself a contradictory term. Ill only except the Marseillaisewhich really is a noble tune, but inappropriate for US audiences.
Ultimately, its up to the team and stadium owners. If they want to do it, thats their business. But its become such a tradition thatespecially in view of the US being constantly involved in a war somewhereits likely going to be impossible to eradicate. It no longer matters that its a bad traditionits now a tradition.
And let me go further. I think that its in very bad taste and negative influence for the US government and the US military to use football games for military display. Flying fighter planes around and having military bands marching, is much more what Id expect of the Germans in the 30s than an ostensibly peaceful country in todays world.
That said, I think that it makes sense to show respect for things like the National Anthem. Theyre part of the national ethos. Disrespecting them upsets a community at a very gut level; its unwise, like telling someone his mother is ugly and has low morals.
Review by Dustin Hillis:
My goal this year is to be a better cook. A Southern Gentlemans
Kitchen is a easy to follow cookbook that any guy can follow. The
pictures are great and the ingredients are simple and delicious!
This is the first cookbook that didnt intimidate me, and gave
the confidence that I can cook some amazing dishes that are
impressive without the fancy-smancy receipts that I would never
attempt to make.
I recommend this book for any man or woman! This book has helped build my confidence that I can be an awesome cook!
Review by C. Newberry:
I got this book as a present and have never really done cookbooks before. This one is pretty good! Everything has a photo, which is essential, and the recipes go from simple to full-fledged meals. Am I ever going to get to hunt boar from a helicopter? Probably not. But I love that the book reads like a history of the writers family as much as it does a cookbook on how to make a meal like momma.
Reprinted from Amazon.com.
Scientists have long debated whether or not a mysterious ninth planet lurks at the edge of our solar system.
Some astronomers think the existence of the alleged planet which they claim is 10 times the size of Earth explains the bizarre way some distant objects in space move.
Now scientists have found new evidence that Planet Nine exists by building simulations of the solar system with different sizes of the celestial body.
They found that the unusual orbits of distant rocks in our system can be explained by the presence of a ninth planet with the dimensions scientists have proposed.
Last week, Nasa highlighted five lines of evidence pointing to the existence of the elusive world, and said that imagining Planet Nine does not exist generates more problems than it solves.
Planet Nine was first theorised by experts from Caltech in 2014 when they spotted that some objects in space, called Trans-Neptunian Objects, or TNOs, behave strangely.
These TNOs are rocky objects smaller than Pluto that orbit the sun further out than Neptune.
But the orbits of the most distant of these TNOs those with 250 times further from the sun than Earth all point in the same direction.
Astronomers claim that this is explained by the gravitational pull of a ninth planet in our solar system that orbits 20 times farther from our sun than Neptune.
But some researchers say that for Planet Nine to have aligned the TNOs in this way, the small objects would have to be at least a billion years old.
In this time they should have smashed into other planets or been knocked out of their orbits, some astronomers claim, meaning Planet Nines gravity cant explain their synchronised orbits.
Researchers at the University of Michigan looked at simulations of the solar system both with and without the existence of Planet Nine to see how this might change the movement of TNOs.
MILWAUKEE The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) voted Friday to approve a resolution calling for a moratorium on oil and gas drilling in the San Juan Basin in northwest New Mexico. The San Juan Basin includes the world-renowned Chaco Canyon National Park and its associated sacred sites spread across tribal land and public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
NCAI resolution MKE-17-008 is a direct response to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinkes call to approve new drilling permits and hold more lease auctions on public land near Chaco Canyon National Park. On July 6, 2017, Secretary Zinke signed an order for the Interior Department to approve applications for permit to drill (APDs) and to hold new oil and gas lease sales in several jurisdictions. More than 90% of public lands in the region are already leased for oil and gas drilling with very little sacred land remaining unfettered from drill pads, pipelines, and industrial access roads.
The Bureau of Land Managements (BLM) Farmington Field office is currently preparing a Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendment that will shape future development in northwest New Mexico. Tribes throughout the Four Corners area are very vocal about the need to respect the RMP amendment process. Collectively, they propose a moratorium on new drilling until the BLM plan is complete.
Fridays NCAI resolution outlines continued support for protection of Chaco Canyon National Park, as well as sites on public land that lie outside the monument boundary. This tribal action opposes the Interior Departments directive to issue new leases and permits in...
Poor Karl. First he was railing against MMP, and now. I love the way political commentators are delicately skirting around the inconvenient fact that our new government is one whose formation was driven by a party with only 7 percent popular support. This willingness to ignore the obvious is hardly surprising, The commentariat generally leans 
Niara Terela Isley, a former radar tracking
officer for the US Air Force, recalled the bizarre and shocking
incidents under hypnosis
by Chris Murphy, guest author
A former US Air Force worker has claimed she was abducted by reptile aliens who raped her on the moon countless times.
Niara Terela Isley, who worked as a radar tracking officer, said she was snatched by a "humanoid with a tail" and taken to a secret base on the far side of the moon.
Vladimir Putin had to cover his face as he burst out laughing uncontrollably at the suggestion that Russia should export pork to Muslim-majority Indonesia. The usually stern-faced Russian President was overcome with a rare fit of the giggles when Russia's Minister of Agriculture suggested the move to Putin during a meeting last week as a way to increase overseas trade. While comparing Russia's exporting figures to those of Germany, Mr Tkachov said: "They (Germany) send half their pork to export.
When George Bush Talks Conspiracy Theory, America Better Read Between His Lines! Its Long Been Warned, Should The Elite Have To Face Justice, Theyd Launch The Final False Flag by Stefan Stanford All News Pipeline Former President Shows...
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Donald Trump has criticized the UK government for allowing Radical Islam to flourish in Britain which he says has caused crime to increase in the last year. The US President sent a tweet on Friday [...]
Fox News Lou Dobbs spoke with Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer Friday evening about the Uranium One scandal which involves the entire Deep State criminal cabal.
Dobbs said, There is no clear statement as to why we would give up, for any reason, any price, 20% of our uranium in this country. And that is a question that is left open still unanswered. and secondly, have you ever heard of anyone putting $145 million, at one moment, into the hands of the Clinton foundation? And the answer is, of course not. These questions most basic and fundamental, were armed by the very committee made up of the very agencies, departments, and individuals responsible for national security. this, this is the biggest Obama scandal. I think it may well turn out to be the biggest scandal in American political history.
As reported earlier, prior to the Obama administration approving the very controversial deal in 2010 giving Russia 20% of Americas Uranium, the FBI had evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were involved in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering in order to benefit Vladimir Putin, says a report by The Hill.
From Tuesdays report we found out that the investigation was supervised by then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, who is now President Trumps Deputy Attorney General, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who is now the deputy FBI director under Trump.
Sara Carter of Circa News interviewed Victoria Toensing, a lawyer for the FBI informant who said her client is not only afraid of the Russian people, but he is afraid of the US government because of the threats the Obama administration made against him.
According to Circa News, the money exchanges played out like a Hollywood movie:
The bribery schemes included delivering thousands of dollars in yellow envelopes, laundering tens of thousands of dollars in briefcases or wiring thousands of dollars through shell companies through the Seychelle Islands, Latvia, Cy...
Monsanto lobbyists have been banned from entering the European parliament after the multinational refused to attend a parliamentary hearing into allegations of regulatory interference. Reported in the Guardian on September 28th.
It is the first time MEPs have used new rules to withdraw parliamentary access for firms that ignore a summons to attend parliamentary inquiries or hearings.
Monsanto officials will now be unable to meet MEPs, attend committee meetings or use digital resources on parliament premises in Brussels or Strasbourg.
The new rules for procedures of the EU Parliament were set in January 2017 and allow the Parliament to withdraw or deactivate temporary access where there has been a breach of the Code of Conduct for Registrants, where they have been guilty of a serious breach of the obligations, or have refused to comply with a formal summons to attend a hearing or committee meeting or to cooperate with a committee of inquiry, without offering a sufficient justification.
You can read the full article here.
'I always call on my black women students first': Penn teaching assistant under fire for saying she won't call on white male students in class | 20 Oct 2017 | A University of Pennsylvania teaching assistant is under heavy fire after they tweeted that they would call on 'white men' last when doing student participation. Stephanie McKellop, a Ph.D. student studying marriage and family (using them, they pronouns), has since set their tweets to private but shared that they were trying to encourage classroom participation by minority students. 'I will always call on my Black women students first. Other POC [people of color] get second tier priority. [White Women] come next. And, if I have to, white men,' they said in the tweets on Monday.
The Russian leader noted that international politics is increasingly interfering in economic relations The latest US sanctions are aimed at forcing Russia out of the European energy market, so that Europe could buy more expensive American liquefied natural gas (LNG), Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club on Thursday. He noted that international politics is interfering in economic relations. "The recent sanction package adopted by the US Congress is frankly aimed at forcing Russia out of the European energy markets, pushing Europe to switch to more expensive liquefied gas from the US, and there is not enough volume," Putin said.
Some had just celebrated marriages of half a century or longer. They spent their time volunteering and playing with grandchildren. A few had lived through both world wars. The vast majority of the 42 people found dead so far in the wildfires that have ravaged Northern California were senior citizens, most older than 70. Several were couples who died together, including childhood sweethearts who had grown old together.
I was dared to do a one film from every country blog series, and I upped that by adding yeah, sure, and Ill do a cocktail from every country, too. Because Im stupid.
The cocktail bit turned out to be more of a problem than the film bit.
Even though its a silly project, theres still a few rules to establish: Whats a country? What does it mean to be from a country? What is friend?
Whats a country: That sounds like an easy question, and its 90% easy, and then theres Palestine? Greenland? Western Sahara? Tibet? Taiwan? Germany? WHAA.
So I decided to use the list of generally accepted UN countries, and added a couple more. Just because.
But what does it mean for a film to be from a country? The directors from that country? Its filmed there? Its in a language spoken in that country? Its financed from that country?
And whats a film, anyway? Is it a 90+ minute fiction thing? Is is a documentary? Is it a tourist filing a street parade?
This article comes from a response to a Quora question and sumarises a lot of material from my books on population theory. It raises a number of factors that 'traditional' demographic theory usually cannot investigate due to its very narrow range of inquiry. There are more than three factors mentioned here and they are: Sea-level rise after last glacial maximus pushed populations together and created more fertility opportunities; Changing transport technology created more fertility opportunities; The rise of cities created more fertility opportunities; and the commodification of land and the rise of money created more fertility opportunities; local tribes had immunity to local pathogens so had lower infant mortality and better life expectancy; Inheritance law variations and the creation of land-less labor; The importance of fossil fuel (coal, petroleum) in expanding and supporting bigger populations; to which I could have added, the importance of wood supply as a pre-fossil-fuel limiter of population. I also mention that the theory explored does not conflict with Hamilton's inclusive fitness theory which Dawkins used to develop his 'Selfish Gene' theory, however it does identify countervailing forces to the associated 'Every creature breeds to the maximum' theory.
These examples all come out of Evolutionary Sociologist, Sheila Newmans book series: Demography Territory Law: The Rules of Animal and Human Populations, Countershock Press, 2013 and Demography Territory Law 2: Land-Tenure and the Rise of Capitalism in Britain. Also a short book by the same author, called, The Urge to Disperse, 2012. I think that all are available at and at . Newman also has a big chapter on other population theories in her Rules of Animal and Human populations. Her theories do not conflict with Hamiltons inclusive fitness theory, but they do identify a countervailing force.
Sea-level rise after last glacial maximus pushed populations t......
Islamic Sharia law is not left-wing and it is not liberal and it is not progressive in any way shape or form yet the below progressive writer has had an uphill battle on her hands to convince her fellow progressives. Her first battle was to get the left-wing Huffington Post to even publish her controversial 
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Despite heavy competition, US President Donald Trumps latest Iran move ranks near the top of the list of the most reckless actions of this ever-so-reckless presidency. The president announced recently that he was refusing to certify Irans compliance with the landmark nuclear agreement it reached with the US and several other world powers during the Obama administration.
This dangerous move wont scuttle the deal entirely at least not yet but it undermines the strength of the international agreement and ultimately increases the threat of war. While Trump has said hes not pulling out of the deal just now, hes threatening to do so if Congress doesnt pass new sanctions .
With virtually every Iran expert on the planet in agreement tha...
New Delhi: For anyone interested in contemporary Assamese literature, Homen Borgohains novella Matsyagandha is a must-read. Considered a landmark work of Assamese literature, Matsyagandha, published in 1987, is not only celebrated for Borgohains fine, nuanced bent of writing but also for the ability of the novelist to hold up to the readers some of the ugly truths of the society like untouchability and the vicious grip of kani or opium.
Told through the firebrand protagonist Menaka, a low-caste woman of Kaibarta or fisher-folk community in upper Assam, the story is about how she hectors an upper caste man to socially accept his relationship with her pregnant-sister-in-law and prevents her from aborting the foetus. The powerful work highlights the social imparity and class subjugation once commonly practiced by the upper caste Assamese society.
Matsyagandha, which was turned into a feature film and adapted into plays by various theatre groups, has recently been published in English. Titled The Fishermans Daughter, the translation is a part of The Collected Works of Homen Borgohain brought out by Amaryllis.
A fine work of translation by Pradipta Borgohain, a G...
She made the most of her time in the White House. The former First Lady had at least 16 assistants that cost American taxpayers $1.24 million a year.
While Americans suffered Barack and Michelle Obama held lavish parties.
Melania Trump has cut the first ladys office payroll in
FOX News reported:
Melania Trump is embracing a more active and public schedule as first lady but she still runs one of the leanest East Wing operations in recent history.
According to a Fox News analysis of White House personnel reports, Melania Trump has significantly reduced the number of aides on the first ladys office payroll in comparison to her predecessor, Michelle Obama.
During then-President Barack Obamas first year in office, 16 people were listed working for Michelle Obama, earning a combined $1.24 million a year.
This year, just four people were listed working for Melania Trump as of June. Their salaries totaled $486,700.
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Predictably, the news media spent most of the week examining words Donald Trump may or may not have spoken to the widow of an American Green Beret killed in Niger, in northwest Africa, in early October. Not only was this coverage tedious, it was largely pointless. We know Trump is a clumsy boor, and we Continue reading "Dying for the Empire Is Not Heroic"
As tensions escalate in Spain, Catalan Separatists have urged supporters to withdraw all their cash from banks in a move likely to cause a major bank run in the region. In a tweet sent to [...]
Its official by the way, the tax cuts are cancelled. Jacinda Ardern has confirmed the Government she leads will dump the tax cuts planned by National. Ardern has also suggested a planned referendum on legalising cannabis for personal use could be binding. The Labour leader addressed media at Parliament today after a caucus meeting that 
Recent global developments have sharply polarised communities in many countries around the world. A new politics of exclusion has drawn urgent attention to the ways in which structural inequality has marginalised and silenced certain sectors of society. And yet, as a recent report shows, diversity and inclusion in fact benefit the common good. A more diverse group is a stronger, more creative and productive group.
In the world of literary writing, we find similar gaps and exclusions. But these are counterbalanced in some respects by new positive initiatives.
In 2015, a study revealed that literature by writers of colour had been consistently under-represented by the predominantly white British book industry. Statistics in The Bookseller show that out of thousands of books published in 2016 in the UK, fewer than 100 were by B...
The draft Progressive Uniform Civil Code (PUCC) that a group of prominent concerned citizens proposed very recently makes a welcome contribution to the Law Commissions public consultation on the feasibility and potential content of a Uniform Civil Code (UCC). It brings to bear on this debate the concerns of various legal actors, policymakers, activists and scholars to promote equal rights for the different genders, sexuality groups and religious groups in family life and intimacy. Its authorial team includes not only legal elites and feminist activists and scholars, who typically initiate family law proposals, but also people from many other fields. This note is a modest effort to further this debate by highlighting some very welcome fe...
I remember the moment I got the HPV vaccine. I
was a young, impressionable teenager, and my mother was concerned
about me being sexually active and the potential risks of HPV and
cervical cancer. Like any concerned mother, she turned to a doctor,
who of course recommended the HPV vaccine, Gardasil.
Now, this was years ago, so there wasnt as much information available to the public regarding this vaccines potential risks.
Im telling you this because, had I known the potential risks, I definitely would not have agreed to have the vaccine. Im sure Im not the only person to say this, as thousands of teenagers have experienced detrimental health effects as a result of the HPV vaccine.
Despite all of the current controversy surrounding the HPV vaccine and the known potential risks (including death), thousands of girl still receive this vaccine every single year.
In a twisted sense of logic, a Kingstree, S.C. officer explains that he tased an unarmed black man out of fear that he would hurt himself, and potentially others. The victim, 86-year-old Albert Chatfield suffers 
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A South Carolina cop pulled an 86-year-old man over for running a red light this week, but the man suffered from dementia and stepped out of the car and looked as if he was about step into oncoming traffic.
Kingstree police officer Stephen Sweikata said he decided to save his life by tasering him.
The taser struck Albert Hatfield, causing him to fall on the asphalt, striking his head and breaking his nose.
And now he is in a medical induced coma.
And when he awoke after several days in the hospital, he was unable to speak properly, according to the Post and Courier.
Even though the cop claims he tasered the man for his safety, Kingstree police said Hatfield said he took a fighting stance, which is the routine allegation when police try to justify an unsuitable incident.
Odds are, the police report will also say he clenched his body while acting belligerent because these are the common phrases police use to justify the unsuitable.
After all, the initial excuse where Hatfield was tasered while trying to walk into traffic was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in South Carolina.
According to the Post and Courier:
University of South Carolina law professor Seth Stoughton, a former officer, said Kingstrees explanation of the encounter draws a conclusion about why force was used without giving necessary details to support it. Stoughton called the case problematic.
The court has been very clear that officers can use Tasers to defend themselves or defend someone else who is being attacked, he said. I have yet to see an officer who would legitimately fear your average unarmed 86-year-old.
Scrutiny of police use of force, particularly against black people, has spread nationwide in recent years. Much attention has focused on shootings, including the 2015 killing of Walter Scott by a North Charleston officer.
Taser use also has garnered criticism. The federal appeals court that oversees South Carolina ruled last year that officers couldnt use Tasers on people just because they are a threat to themselves, a decision that forced agencies in the region to rewrite policies.
So that is why they are now saying the deputy feared for his safety rather than the safety of the elderly man, who probably could have been escorted away from the traffic without the use of a taser.
Accurate portrayal. Via Campus Reform: Turning Point USA (TPUSA) at Kent State University held an Anti-Safe Space event Wednesday, during which members dressed in diapers. With the help the Young Americans for Liberty Chapter (YAL), TPUSA members set up a baby guardrail, child-oriented activities, and dressed in baby attire, much to the consternation of their 
Love in the time of robots
Hiroshi Ishiguro builds androids. Beautiful, realistic, uncannily convincing human replicas. Academically, he is using them to understand the mechanics of person-to-person interaction. But his true quest is to untangle the ineffable nature of connection itself.
By Alex Mar 10.17.17
RT | October 20, 2017 The United States would like to weaken Russias energy cooperation with the European Union, said former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, adding its unacceptable to create barriers to Russian gas deliveries to the German market. Its wrong if the Americans and the European Union somehow resist each other on this issue. 
In the early 90s, a mysterious muscular disease began to surface among multiple patients in France. A team of doctors in Paris discovered that these patients had developed a new disease called Macrophagic Myofascitis, or MMF, which occurs when the aluminum hydroxide adjuvant from a vaccine remains embedded in the muscle tissue. Read More
Why we support Labours plan for our future By Alan Tristram Weve supported the revitalised Labour Party because, frankly, they stand for decency in the face of financial obscenity. While National represents, encourages and supports a class whose key interests are money, property and accumulation, Labour represents a fairer and better society. While NZ Inc. 
Your housecat may be perfectly content basking in a ray of sun
from the window, but put a harness and leash on your feline, and
watch his inner tiger emerge.
Not every pet cat will automatically transform into an adventure cat but you never know until you try.
Taking your cat outdoors can give him the freedom to experience another environment outside your home, with new smells, textures and sounds to spare. If done properly, your cat can feel the wind in his fur in a safe and controlled way, without fear of speeding cars, poisons or predators.
Training your cat to walk on a leash can be beneficial for both owner and cat, explains Sherry Woodard, national animal behavior expert at Best Friends Animal Society. The activity can provide a stimulating experience that enriches your cats life, a great bonding opportunity and extra exercise for you and your kitty. In addition, leash training a foster animal may also help the cat build skills that make her more attractive to potential adopters.
While leash training can be done at any age, it may be easier for an energetic kitten than an older cat already stuck in her ways. Most kittens are comfortable and social, so theyre pretty outgoing, Woodard tells The Dodo.
If the cat doesnt seem comfortable right away, take things slow. It really should be something you enjoy together, Woodard says. I would encourage people to take their time, take baby steps and use incentives. I think a lot of cats will surprise people in that if we encourage them in appropriate ways, we can get them to enjoy things they didnt think they could enjoy.
According to NASA:
The NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program was established to support the objectives of NASAs missions and research. The Mission of the STI Program is to support the advancement of aerospace knowledge and contribute to U.S. competitiveness in aerospace research and development. This program is essential to help NASA avoid duplication of research by sharing information and to ensure that the U.S. maintains its preeminence in aerospace-related industries and education. The NASA STI Program acquires, processes, archives, announces, and disseminates NASA STI and acquires worldwide STI of critical importance to NASA and the Nation.
In September of 2017, I requested under the FOIA that NASA release a listing of all reports categorized as restricted or limited distribution or classified from the NASA Technical Report database (NTRS backend), extracted from the database. I limit this request to reports dated 1980 or older.
Below, you will find the converted original EXCEL spreadsheet to PDF. This is searchable by downloading the .pdf and conducting a TEXT search by pressing CTRL-F.
Or download the same file as a Spreadsheet:
The eve of independence brought with it a fearful darkness of violence and killing for the people of Punjab and Bengal. The Chopra family in Jalandhar too was in quest of the dawn that would deliver it from the abyss of despair. Only recently, the family had lost the head of the household when an accident in Bengal claimed the life of Lala Vilayati Raj Chopra. Even as the Chopra clan struggled to come to terms with the tragedy, the dark clouds of Partition started to gather over the land.
The branches of the family, settled in Lahore, Amritsar and Jalandhar, lay scattered on the chessboard of history, politics and fate. Communal forces were taking full advantage of the circumstances to further their ends.
Like the young Arya Samaj boys in the neighbourhood, a young lad of the Chopra clan also enlisted himself in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and began actively participating in their shakhas, akharas and training routines.
While his zeal pushed him towards activities that sought to cross all limits of danger, his family remained unaware of it. It took one accident to reveal the teenagers undesirable pursuits to everyone. One evening, as his sister-in-law lit the earthen stove, a big explosion rocked the house. The youngster had used the hearth as a hiding place for bombs to be used in riots. Fortunately, the explosion caused minimal damage.
The youngster then joined a gang...
How To Stop All Future Mass Shootings by Brandon Smith Alt-Market In my last article A Tactical Analysis Of The Las Vegas Mass Shooting Incident, I outlined the precarious nature of the mainstream narrative and why the Vegas event...
Sebastian Kurz, the youngest leader on the world stage and slated to become the next Austrian chancellor under a potential coalition, might resemble Donald Trump Jr in appearance, but he is far more eloquent. And while he shares Donald Trump Srs proximity to the far right on the issue of immigration and Islam, he also held a speech in front of the UN General Assembly in defence of globalisation, citing Kofi Annan and condemning Russias Ukraine policy.
It remains to be seen how 31-year-old Kurzs pre-election positions play out once he is in pow...
When John Key resigned he handed the leadership to his deputy. It would make plenty of sense for English to do the same. Bennett would be the first Maori National Party leader and their first woman in a while. Her huge personality has immense cut through with the public, who can basically all do a 
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Senators Ted Cruz and Patrick Leahy have written to Apple CEO Tim Cook to ask ten questions about Apple's recent removal of VPN apps from its Chinese app store:
Two US senators have written to Apple CEO Tim Cook asking why the company reportedly removed VPN apps from the company's store in China. "If these reports are true," the senators wrote, "we are concerned that Apple may be enabling the Chinese government's censorship and surveillance of the Internet."
[...] On or around July 29, Apple removed many of the most-used VPN applications from its Chinese app store. In a short email from the company, VPN providers were informed that VPN applications are considered illegal in China.
"We are writing to notify you that your application will be removed from the China App Store because it includes content that is illegal in China, which is not in compliance with the App Store Review Guidelines," Apple informed the affected VPNs.
[...] Now, in a letter sent to Apple CEO Tim Cook, US senators Ted Cruz and Patrick Leahy express concern at the move by Apple, noting that if reports of the software removals are true, the company could be assisting China's restrictive approach to the Internet.
"VPNs allow users to access the uncensored Internet in China and other countries that restrict Internet freedom. If these reports are true, we are concerned that Apple may be enabling the Chines[sic] government's censorship and surveillance of the Internet."
Leahy and Cruz were cosponsors of the USA Freedom Act.
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Update !!! The plate in California and the situation around the world.
I am of the opinion that we will never know the real details of the Las Vegas Massacre, that we will never know how many shooters were involved, what weapons they used, where they were located, etc etc. Why? For the simple reason that the FBI has not and will not conduct a proper investigation, 
RT | October 20, 2017 The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has raised the stakes in Washingtons war of words against Russia, describing its unproven meddling in the 2016 election as warfare, just as the head of the CIA said it had no effect on the vote.
This is a little weird. Theres some video CCTV of a potential suspect SEE HERE. Police dont know if the suspect is male or female, black, white or latino. Three young victims all in the last 10 days. TAMPA, FL Continue reading
Korelin Economics and The Daily Gold Video The Daily Gold Jordan Roy-Byrne, Founder and Editor of The Daily Gold addresses the recent comments on the potential of tax loss selling this year. We also discuss his outlook for the...
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Our news this week focuses on the prisoners who are fighting Californias wildfires for as little as a dollar an hour while actually fighting fires. In total, about thirty-eight hundred male and female inmates are fighting fires in California. They constitute around thirteen percent of the states firefighters. Their low salaries save taxpayers a hundred twenty-four million dollars a year. But does this say more about the program or about the prison system itself? This is one of the questions we asked Mohammed Scheck of Critical Resistance, a California based Prison abolition organization. Mohammed gave us some insight into how the program is viewed by inmates, politicians, and the media.
We then finish the 2nd part of Elizabeth Hintons lecture on the rise of mass incarceration. In her talk, she traces the creation and rise of mass incarceration as a strategy of Americas ruling class. Her historical research, which culminated in a book last year called From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime, demonstrates that the explosion of prison construction predated any rise in crime, but was instead a response to the spread of social unrest and black protest. You can hear the first half of her lecture in last weeks episode of Kite Line.
New NASA research is helping to refine our understanding of candidate planets beyond our solar system that might support life.
Using a model that more realistically simulates atmospheric conditions, we discovered a new process that controls the habitability of exoplanets and will guide us in identifying candidates for further study, said Yuka Fujii of NASAs Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), New York, New York and the Earth-Life Science Institute at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, lead author of a paper on the research published in the Astrophysical Journal Oct. 17.
Nanochips and Smart Dust are the new
technological means for the advancement of the human microchipping
Due to their incredibly tiny size, both nanochips and Smart dust have the capacity to infiltrate the human body, become lodged within, and begin to set up a synthetic network on the inside which can be remotely controlled from the outside.
Needless to say, this has grave freedom, privacy and health implications, because it means the New World Order would be moving from controlling the outside world (environment/ society) to controlling the inside world (your body). This article explores what the advent of nanochips and Smart dust could mean for you.
Different Forms of Control
Between manufacturing technologies like 3D-printing, CNC routers, lost-whatever metal casting, and laser and plasma cutters, professional quality parts are making their way into even the most modest of DIY projects. But stamping has largely eluded the home-gamer, what with the need for an enormous hydraulic press and massive machined dies. Theres more than one way to stamp parts, though, and the budget-conscious shop might want to check out this low-end hydroforming method for turning sheet metal into quality parts.
If hydroforming sounds familiar, it might be because we covered [Colin Furze]s attempt, which used a cheap pressure washer to inflate sheet metal bubbles with high-pressure water. The video below shows a hydroformer that [Rainbow Aviation] uses (with considerably less screaming) to make stamped aluminum parts for home-brew aircraft. The kicker with this build is that there is no fluid at least not until the 40,000-pound hydraulic press semi-liquifies the thick neoprene rubber pad placed over the sheet metal blank and die. The pressure squeezes the metal into and around the die, forming some pretty complex shapes in a single operation. We especially like the pro-tip of using Corian solid-surface countertop material offcuts to make the dies, since theyre available for a pittance from cabinet fabricators.
Its always a treat to see hacks from the home-brew aviation world. They always seem to have plenty of tricks and tips to share, like this pressure-formed light cowling we saw a while back.
Thanks for the tip, [Noah Orr].
Comrade Sunny Ofehe, a human rights activist and Executive Director of the Hope for Niger Delta Campaign (HNDC) is All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Delta State. In this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, he speaks on his governorship aspiration, restructuring of the country and state of the nation, among other issues What is your assessment of Nigeria at 57? We have learnt some lessons in the past, which I think we can use to have correct the future. However, I still think there is still a huge gap...
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In the Edo State Government and around the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, there is a new sense of urgency. It is a reawakening to a need to work for tomorrow; preparing the average Edo man and the state for a 30-year vision that will rest on five key thematic pillars; Institutional Reform, Environmental Sustainability, Economic Development, Social Welfare, Arts, Culture and Tourism. Aside its iconic relevance, the new phrase captures the entire development plan already put in motion for Edo State. As an investment summit, the maiden edition themed...
NFFs boss PDP membership major obstacle Maigari emerges oppositions consensus candidate Opposition to the President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has stepped up their activities as they sealed partnership with big elements in the Presidency to stop the NFFs boss ambition to retain his seat in next years election, Saturday Telegraph has reliably learnt. Although Pinnick is yet to announce his decision to recontest for the NFF position, sources close to the Delta State-board administrator confirmed he would run. Former ally of the NFFs chief and...
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The new Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Otunba Gani Adams, spoke with OLALEKAN OSIADE and ADEWALE AJAYI on his recent appointment as the Generalissimo by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi. Excerpts What informed your decision to accept the title of Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland despite the impression that the holders of the office die in questionable circumstances, at least making reference to the last two occupiers; Chief Ladoke Akintola and Chief Moshood Abiola? Since I received the letter confirming me as the Generalissimo from...
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Professor Olutayo Adesina, a Professor of History at the University of Ibadan spoke with SOLA ADEYEMO on the myths surrounding the Are Ona Kakanfo chieftaincy title. Excerpts Why must Alaafin be the one to appoint Are Ona Kakanfo since the title is for Yorubaland? The Alaafin of Oyo by all rights is the only person entitled to appoint and install anybody as Are Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland. The title is actually an Oyo title. If he says he is appointing Kakanfo for Yorubaland, his right in the sense that...
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Super Eagles goalkeeper trainer, Alloy Agu, has said the return of retired captain of the team, Vincent Enyeama, is a good thing. Agu said with the former captain returning to fitness after a six-month injury layoff, will spur competition among current crop of goalkeepers in the national team. Enyeama has been out for six months due to injury with his fitness issues coinciding with a decision by his club, Lilles new manager, Marcelo Bielsa, to axe him from the team main squad, but the Argentine gaffer has apparently had...
A prison officer with the Imo State command of the Nigerian Prison Service, Mr. Longinus Njoku, has instituted an action at the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), Imo State division, against the Controller General of the Nigerian Prisons and the Chairman, Board of trustees, Nigerian Prisons Service, over several acts of victimisation and injustice meted out against him. Njoku in his statement of claims, as contained in suit No.:NICN/ OW/54/2017, noted that in all his 32 years of service, he has not been placed under any disciplinary action and...
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She was billed to be among the 96 young male and female students who would graduate today, as the Dean, Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ilorin, presents this set of expectant students who have completed their five-year course and are admitted to the class of graduates. But Taofeeqat Oloriegbe would be missing from the crowd. She passed on five days to the glorious day of her graduation. She would have graduated as an Electrical Electronics Engineer. Although there are some inaccuracies in the initial report about her demise,...
Fear is running rampant on our world and it is blinding many to the inner guiding voice of their soul, and keeping us from creating a better world. We can all transcend our fears by embracing a few higher truths and increasing our awareness of a few important points.
Our world is dominated by fear. Fear of terrorism, fear of getting old, fear of death, fear of cancer, fear of whatever you name it. The mainstream media bombards us with bad news. Commercial interests play on our many insecurities and fears to sell product.
Our fears are reflected in the wars we wage. The war on terror, the war on drugs, the war on you name it. Our fears are reflected in the themes and archetypes in our fiction zombie apocalypse, alien invasion, end-of-the-world, good vs. evil, etc. Our fears are reflected subtlety and not so subtlety in all aspects of our lives and the world we create.
On a personal level, many of us allow the painful or challenging experiences of our past to dominate our thinking and responses in the present. We live in fear of re-experiencing past traumas and become guarded, defensive, and reactive rather than staying open and present.
Perhaps our deepest fears are of not having enough, or not being enough. Of not being able to provide physically for ourselves and not being good enough, worthy enough, deserving enough. Fears that were born from the illusion of limitation our reality encourages. We have become lost in this realm of separation and duality and have come to believe deeply in limitation and separation as absolutes of existence. We have lost touch with our higher self who knows no limitation and no separation from the one and the all.
Fear isnt necessarily a bad thing. Fear is an aspect of the ego, and a certain amount of it is required to protect and safeguard us as physical beings. But fear has become exaggerated within us well beyond the instinct for protection; becoming a way of life, a constant...
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For millennia people from around the world have been using a powerful technique called lucid dreaming. A lucid dream is a dream during which the dreamer is aware of dreaming. During this type of dream, the dreamer may be able to exert some degree of control over the dream characters, narrative, and environment. In Eastern traditions, cultivating the dreamers ability to be aware that he or she is dreaming is central to both the Tibetan Buddhist practice of dream yoga and the ancient Indian Hindu practice of Yoga Nidra. Now science is catching up to prove the powers of lucid dreaming.
There is a group of plants known as Oneirogens (from the Greek oneirosmeaning dream and genmeaning creating), which produce and also enhance dream-like states of consciousness. These herbs and roots have been used for thousands of years for prophetic divination through dreams, out-of-body experiences, and to consciously awaken you during dream states.
One of the rarest and most obscure to most people is Agarwood, also known as Oud. The Wood of the Gods has at least 3,000 years of history around the world, in India, the Middle East, Japan and China. Agarwood facilitates clarity of mind, emotional balance and inner peace. The Koran and Bible both point to Oud as a sacred incense that leads one into paradise. One story tells of a monks sacrificing spirit in which he grinds one of his agarwood beads into powder whenever he met the sick in order to cure them with it, which resulted with even the seriously stricken person getting well.
Agarwood also has been associated with the Chinese tradition of Fengshui, a discipline of governing the flow of energy in a particular place, and the Oud wood has been associated with producing good luck and positive energy wherever it is placed. Agarwood calms the body, removes destructive and negative energies, provides enhanced awareness, reduces fear, invokes a feeling of vigor and harmony, and enhances mental functionality. Oud also eases neurotic and obsessive behavior.
Buddhists deploy agarwood for tra...
You didnt learn anything, fans tell music star as Tagbo is buried Contrary to claims by music star, Davido, that he has been cleared of any complicity in the unfortunate death of Tagbo Umeike, the Lagos State Police Command yesterday countered the claim, insisting that the singer is not free yet as the matter is being investigated. The claim by Davido was captured in messages posted via one of his social media handles on Thursday to offer thanks to everyone who prayed for him while saying he...
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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State yesterday described as a falsehood the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that Governor Godwin Obaseki, used a public school as venue for the recent tour of some wards in the state. The states Publicity Secretary of APC, Mr. Chris Azebamwan, who stated this in a statement he issued in Benin City, said: Our attention has been drawn to the lie by the fragmented PDP in Edo State by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Chris Nehikhare, who accused Governor Godwin Obaseki,...
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The new book, Free Public Transport: And Why We Don't Pay to Ride Elevators, is making waves in the Montreal elections! Black Rose Books is pleased to report that an unprecedented 70 or so people attended the Montreal book launch at Paragraph Books on October 4th. Co-editor Jason Prince was joined by Dimitri Roussopoulos (Black Rose Books), Bertrand Schepper (IRIS), and Amir Khadir (Qubec Solidaire). There are two more events next week, on Wednesday in NDG and Thursday in Qubec City!
5 Nuclear Radiation Detector Choices by Ken Jorgustin Modern Survival Blog You might ask, Why in the world would I need a nuclear radiation detector? The answer is another question, Have you examined the world around you lately? We...
America is not a Center-Right country. America is a Progressive country based on the value set people by large majorities or pluralities. So why is it that we do not see a government that reflects the people? Here are the reasons and what we must do.
Jacinda Ardern will be the next New Zealand Prime
Minister, after Winston Peters, the leader of the minority NZ First
agreed Thursday to support Ardern's Labour party in a coalition
Peters' decision ends almost a month of uncertainty, and weeks of negotiations, conducted by Peters with both Ardern and the incumbent Prime Minister Bill English's National party after the general election on September 23 ended in a hung parliament.
Ardern will become New Zealand's third female prime minister, and the second-youngest.
The Labour-NZ First coalition will control 55 of the 120 seats in the country's parliament, meaning it will be dependent on the Green Party and its eight lawmakers to overcome the 61-seat threshold to pass policies.
Ardern joined the Labour party at 17, worked in Tony Blairs cabinet office and was a staffer for former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clarke.
She campaigned for decriminalising abortion, cutting immigration and lifting children out of poverty.
While Trump gave himself a score of 10 for the disastrous relief efforts by the US government in Puerto Rico, punks, artists, queers and freaks of all stripes took matter into their own hands to feed people in their community and give them a place to hang out while they wait for electric power to be restored.
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Acting on an anonymous tip sent by an infiltrator within Neo-Nazi circles, Antifa Philadelphia, Love City Antifa, local anarchists and several other organizations/individuals arrived at Fairmount Park Saturday morning to confirm that Keystone State Skinheads were indeed holding their Leif Erikson Day event.
Even before the Nazis had arrived, there were indicators that the tip was true. Civil affairs and Uniform PD were on the scene around the Gazebo, and a small detachment of Antifa were being shadowed by bike cops. Eventually though, Antifa made visual confirmation of Mark Daniel Illegal Aryan Reardon heading towards the Gazebo on Lemon Hill on his red bike.
Reardon met up with Bryan Christopher Sawyer, the model who was fired from his job at the PA Academy of Fine Arts after posting a video of himself harassing a black woman with racist and sexist insults and abuse. Sawyer was repping Red Ice, a Neo-Nazi media company based in Sweden.
Antifa attempted to approach Reardon and Sawyer to discuss some of their activities, but unsurprisingly they elected to run to the safety of Philly Police Department who had begun to congregate up around the Gazebo to undertake their traditional role as protectors for Fascists and Nazis.
AFP | French Defense Minister Florence Parly meets with US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at the Pentagon
WASHINGTON (AFP) US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis thanked his French counterpart Friday for Frances assistance in the immediate aftermath of a Niger ambush that killed four US troops, as questions mounted in Washington about what happened.French warplanes flew overhead and armed helicopters evacuated the US wounded following the October 4 attack near the Mali border, which is thought to have been carried out by jihadists.
The Pentagon chief has previously praised the less than 30-minute French response time after the attack on the joint US-Niger patrol, and officials say it shows how well the two countries forces are working together.
But critics have pounced on the fact that it fell to France to help American troops as evidence the US military did not have adequate force-protection measures in place, and had failed in its intelligence gathering.
The ambush, which also killed four Nigerien troops, is sparking growing controversy in Washington as questions swirl about what went wrong, and after it emerged the body of one slain US soldier was not recovered for nearly two days and only then by a privately contracted helicopter.
Thank you for your support and for your letter of condolences for our fallen following this attack, Mattis told French Defense Minister Florence Parly.
The French minister said she would discuss military operations in Syria after the fall of Raqa, the Iran nuclear deal and counterterrorism efforts in Africas Sahel region.
Speaking to reporters after the visit, Parly stressed the importance of the Iran deal.
Theres no way we should leave the Vienna agreement negotiated in 2015 as long as all the conditions made of Iran are being met, she said.
During her first Washington visit, Parly also gave a speech at the Center for Strategic International Studies, in which she said letting the deal collapse would sow the seeds of future conflict and be a gift to hard liners.
The United States, which has a growing military footprint in Africa, frequently supports French operations in the Sahel notably with aerial refueling to French planes and exchanging intelligence with the old ally.
Parly said she had also discussed Chad, a Niger neighbor with extensive history of counterterrorism cooperation, with US officials.
In the good old days raising awareness about violence against women looked very, very different. Dr Liz Conor explains.
She ran a feather boa between her thighs. Channel 7 was advertising some smut guff. The male voice-over wheezed: Shes Hot Sexy and Seductive. The Madmans Perfect Victim.
A little kilanova imploded in my chest. Some victims of male sexual violence are better than others, are they? Some women are perfect for rape are thefuck they?
At the time I was counselling in a regional sexual assault center. In one disclosure from a satellite township a pedophile ring of bikies was gang-raping their daughters as young as 2 years. But they were white, so no emergency intervention army was sent in. No-one at all was sent in. Another disclosure was by the granddaughter of a retired senior police officer.
And it is policing, the sexual violence perpetrated by men. Our internal sensors monitor every movement. We scan and sniff, count how many in the parked car, clench keys, chart safe houses, resolutely ignore cat-calls. Our radar extends further into space than Hubble. We brace. We look out for men on the look out.
And thats just for strangers, outdoors. The statistically more likely threat is from the sexually violent men we live with, from the liberties taken with consent, like an expressly unwelcome anal jab, to the imprisonment of contused intimacy.
As I increasingly stomped through rural peace and into the centre each morning, the picturesque cottages seemed to house a morass of male sexual violence. I already knew from taking units in criminology that rape was systemic, pervasive, insidious, and yet cossetted by laws that effectively put women and their sexuality on trial instead of their offenders.
What I learnt in the counselling sessions however, and by accompanying women to police, hospital and court, is how utterly tragic, debilitating and life-thwarting are the impacts. We called them survivors, we emphasised their bravery and resilience. But many came back, washed up on a new tide of trauma triggered by birth, or some witless Channel 7 show, or cat-caller, or workplace grope.
The #MeToo campaign has been hailed as exposing to view this ubiquity of mens predatory sexual behaviors. It has also been sneered at with way to trigger Guys. But if were talking about trauma, triggers already lie in wait, every...
In a 90-day period back in 2016 a new political record of 2.1 million small donors signed up to support presidential candidate Donald J Trump. This represented the largest single quarter assembly of small donors from either political party in Continue reading
Why central banks disagree with Gary North about gold by Chris Powell GATA Dear Friend of GATA and Gold: In his essay this week, The Case Against Gold as a Central Bank Asset https://www.garynorth.com/public/17271.cfm the economic historian...
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It is going to be in equal parts fascinating and horrifying to discover as time goes on what dead rats Jacinda Ardern and James Shaw have had to swallow in order to do a deal with Winston Peters to form the government. Rat number one for James Shaw is that due to Winstons hatred of 
The Court, presided over by Justice David Cannings, in a 53 page judgment and report of the Inquiry, concluded that all prisoners sentenced to death in PNG are being denied the full protection of the law, contrary to the Constitution of the country.
And he has ordered a stay of any execution of prisoners who have been sentenced to death until their rights under the constitution are fully complied with.
The Court which commenced the proceedings on its own initiative, styled as an inquiry into human rights of prisoners sentenced to death, was to, identify which prisoners have been sentenced to death, identify what human rights they have and whether those rights are being afforded to them and examine the role of the Advisory Committee on the Power of Mercy.
Five respondents, who are senior office-holders in the criminal justice system, assisted the Court in its inquiry, they were the Principal Legal Adviser and Attorney-General, the Public Solicitor, the Public Prosecutor, the Commissioner of the Correctional Service and the Registrar of the National Court and Supreme Court.
Justice Cannings in his judgment discussed 10 questions which included the Courts jurisdiction to conduct the inquiry, the procedures used, What offences attract the death penalty? What is the method of execution of a person sentenced to death? Who has been sentenced to death? What human rights do prisoners sentenced to death have? What is the role of the Advisory Committee on the Power of Mercy? What is the present status of those on death row? Are the human rights of prisoners sentenced to death being afforded to them? and what declarations or orders should the court make?
The most serious concern raised in the judgment by Justice Cannings is the absence of the Advisory Committee on the Power of Mercy which the court found to have become defunct and accordingly made a declaration to that effect. There has been a failure over an extended period on the part of the National Government, in particular the National Executive Council, to comply with the duty to facilitate appointments of members of the Advisory Committee on the Power of Mercy and to provide it with staff and facilities. The Committee has become defunct. This leaves all prisoners on death row with no effective opportunity to invoke their right to the full p...
ABC journalist Sarah Fergusons recent interview with Hillary Clinton was almost as devoid of journalism as it was of reality and facts. John Pilger reports.
On 16 October, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation aired an interview with Hillary Clinton: one of many to promote her score-settling book about why she was not elected President of the United States.
Wading through the Clinton book, What Happened, is an unpleasant experience, like a stomach upset. Smears and tears. Threats and enemies. They (voters) were brainwashed and herded against her by the odious Donald Trump in cahoots with sinister Slavs sent from the great darkness known as Russia, assisted by an Australian nihilist, Julian Assange.
In The New York Times, there was a striking photograph of a female reporter consoling Clinton, having just interviewed her. The lost leader was, above all, absolutely a feminist. The thousands of womens lives this feminist destroyed while in government Libya, Syria, Honduras were of no interest.
In New York magazine, Rebecca Trainster wrote that Clinton was finally expressing some righteous anger. It was even hard for her to smile: so hard that the muscles in her face ache. Surely, she concluded, if we allowed womens resentments the same bearing we allow mens grudges, America would be forced to reckon with the fact that all these angry women might just have a point.
Drivel such as this, trivialising womens struggles, marks the media hagiographies of Hillary Clinton. Her political extremism and warmongering are of no consequence. Her problem, wrote Trainster, was a damaging infatuation with the email story. The truth, in other words.Former US secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. (IMAGE: Brett Weinstein, Flickr)
The leaked emails of Clintons campaign manager, John Podesta, revealed a direct connection between Clinton and the foundation and funding of organised jihadism in the Middle East and Islamic State (IS). The ultimate source of most Islamic terrorism, Saudi Arabia, was central to her career.
One email, in 2014, sent by Clinton to Podesta soon after she stepped down as US Secretary of State, discloses that Islamic State is funded by the governments of Saudi Arabia...
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The above photo accompanies an April 1, 2014 article in National Geographic magazine. No photo credit is displayed. For a moment, I thought it had come from the movie Patriots Day. However, on the left side of the photo we see the same house in Watertown that appears in the prosecutor-presented photo of the shoot-out. Because were told that the people of Watertown did not allow director Peter Berg to film Patriots Day onsite, I guess this must be a real shot of the cops, on Laurel St (or somewhere), taken in the wee hours of April 19, 2013.
The Marathon affair is right up there with Bin Laden ran the 9/11 hijackings from a cave. The more you look at the story of the capture of the baddies (i.e., the innocent Tsarnaevs) the funnier it gets. The National Geographic article, reprinted below, says, straight-faced that when DesLauriers & Co saw the surveillance video of the bombers: It brought tears to our eyes each time we watched it. Um. Would that be like the tears DesLauriers is going to be crying (Mommy! Mommy! Help me!) when we finally...
Finally some action! Get them! Via Daily Caller: The House Intelligence Committee earlier this month issued a subpoena to the bank used by Fusion GPS in hopes of finding out who paid the opposition research firm to produce the infamous dossier of research on Donald Trump, according to a source familiar with the situation. The 
This has a look at where the intelligence of AI is at right now:
the researchers came up with a means of testing intelligence that can be translated onto a 100-point scale. They purportedly administered their tests to actual human adults in 2014, and the average score for those 18 years or older was just around 97 points. A 6-year-old human averaged out to a score of 55.5.
In the 2016 A.I. testing rounds, no machine was able to crack the 50-point threshold, but Google Assistant got close. Based on testing in 2016, Google Assistant racked up a 47.28. The Chinese personal assistant Duer, created by Baidu, scored 37.20. Bing came out to 31.98. Apples Siri rounded out the top 10 with a score of 23.94.
Daimler is creating a driverless snowplow for use in places like airports and is already testing a design in Germany.
(INTELLIHUB) The purpose of this article is to open a real-time discussion and investigation into the very possibility that a second shooter may have been firing from an elevated position on the northeast corner of the rooftop of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from behind a raised parapet short wall.
At 3:08-1/2 into the video you can see what appears to be a single flash coming from above and beyond the rooftop of the Desert Oasis Motel just to the left of the most eastward Ferris wheel support post. Then approx. 2.26 +/- seconds later (at nearly 3:11) the sound of the shot can be heard. Its actually rather loud and appears to have caught the attention of a few people.
After doing an extensive analysis on the matter, I have determined that what looks/sounds like a muzzle flash/gunshot likely came from the northeast corner of the rooftop on the Mandalay Bay Convention Center which is 848 yards (2,545 ft.) away from where the videographer was located at the precise moment the shot is fired.The shooters line of sight to where the videographer captured the muzzle flash and sound of the shot. (Google Maps)
The following two images give an overview of the shooters vantage point. This is what the shooter would have been able to see....
The Insiders Are Getting Out Of The Market, They Know Whats Coming Video X22 Report Retailers are going to have a stressful 2018. The corporate media is now reporting that retail is not going to improve, its going to...
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RT | October 20, 2017 Residents in a Houston suburb will not receive funds donated for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts if they support boycotting Israel, according to a funding application form issued in the wake of the devastating storm. The city of Dickinson, Texas, told individuals and businesses on Monday that they are now accepting 
Last month, Chef Michael Jide Idowu emerged the winner of the chef challenge otherwise known as jollof rice war at Akwaaba African Travel Market, a travel and tourism trade exhibition and conference, held at Eko Hotel and Suites Lagos, he speaks with OLANIYI ADERUKU of his sojourn as a chef BACKGROUND Im married. I work in the Kitchen Department of the Lagos State Health Service Commission as a Higher Catering Officer. Ive been in catering since year 2000. I acquired my skill from my mother who has a restaurant....
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Motherland Beckons commitment to its content building project, using arts, tourism, entertainment and the creative industry, has over the years been kept alive through its different activation programmes, one of which is Atunda Entertainment. Although it started on a tentative note, 15 years on, Atunda Entertainment has become a household name in the tourism world and entertainment industry, as it has remained focused on discovering and grooming young talents to stardom. Founded by Otunba Wanle Akinboboye, who is also the founder and president of La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort...
The Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Dr. David Oyedepo, has said the only bailout Nigeria needs to overcome her socio-economic crises is intellectual bailout in form of investment in education and not cash handouts as being requested by the various state governments. Oyedepo, who emphasised the importance of education to national development, disclosed this during the 54th Meeting of the Committee of Deans of Postgraduate Schools (CDPGS) in Nigerian universities, which was hosted by the university. The meeting was themed;Repositioning Postgraduate Education for Sustainable National Development: The Leadership...
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As preparations for this years Carnival Calabar gets underway, the Carnival Commission has disclosed that all is set for the first technical (dry) run of the carnival with the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who is also in charge of the countrys tourism sector, slated as the guest of honour to flag-off the event. The event, which is to be held tomorrow, will feature the five traditional bands of the carnival (Passion 4, Bayside, Freedom, Masta Blasta and Seagull) and others. The dry run is one of...
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Possibly the Most Important Thing About Gold Youll Read All Year By Marin Katusa GoldSeek A German newspaper just published one of the most important things on gold youll read all year. Its an interview with Pierre Lassonde, one...
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Nigeria and China is to partner in the promotion of cultural diplomacy as part of extending the frontiers of the rich ties between the two countries. This was the outcome of the meeting held between the Director General of the National Council for Arts and Craft, Otunba Segun Runsewe and the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, during a courtesy call on the envoy in Abuja by Runsewe recently. Runsewe commended China for its support to Nigeria in different aspects, disclosing that: It is on record that about seven states...
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Although this news isnt anything new to people who have been paying attention, new reports about their involvement in the Uranium One scandal are once again shining light on the Clinton Foundation.
Via Judicial Watch from a 2014 report:
A joint investigation by the Washington Examiner and the nonprofit watchdog group Judicial Watch found that former President Clinton gave 215 speeches and earned $48 million while his wife presided over U.S. foreign policy, raising questions about whether the Clintons fulfilled ethics agreements related to the Clinton Foundation during Hillary Clintons tenure as secretary of state.
According to documents obtained by Judicial Watch and released Wednesday in an ongoing Freedom of Information Act case, State Department officials charged with reviewing Bill Clintons proposed speeches did not object to a single one.
Some of the speeches were delivered in global hotspots and were paid for by entities with business or policy interests in the U.S.
The documents also show that in June 2011, the State Department approved a consulting agreement between Bill Clinton and a controversial Clinton Foundation adviser, Doug Band.
The consultancy with Bands Teneo Strategy ended eight months later following an uproar over Teneos ties to the failed investment firm MF Global.
State Department legal advisers,...
Tax compliance in Nigeria is squalid, a development that owes its existence to decades of heavy dependence on oil revenue and almost total neglect of taxation. The countrys tax authorities, in 2016, collected the equivalent of $20 billion from 12.5 million taxable adults. With tax contributing a meagre 6 per cent to the countrys Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Nigerias taxto- GDP ratio is one of the lowest in the world. Figures from tax authorities show that only 214 people pay N20million and above in annual taxes. Of these, only one...
Nigeria is seriously lagging behind in a number of important subjects that connect humanity with the basic necessity of life. One of such is the conservation of nature. Several African countries have now overtaken the Giant of Africa and courted more partnership and supports from foreign countries for the conservation of their resources. In the nations history, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has made strides in its conservation mandates as set-out by the founding members. In fact, the Cross-River Gorilla was first discovered by NCF through breath-taking adventure and value-adding...
A new PBS film educates viewers about gene therapy at a time when the once controversial field of research is starting to bear fruit.
When the last of the Russian troops pulled out of Estonia in 1994, for many their departure was bittersweet. While most Estonians were eager to join the Western world and reestablish cultural ties with Finland and other Nordic countries, the countrys transition from communism to capitalism was hindered by poverty, cultural barriers, and dilapidated infrastructure. Today, however, Estonia appears to be coming into its own. The country has joined the EU, ranks 30th in the world on the Human Development Index, and has one of the fastest-growing economies in Europe. Estonia now has the autonomy to decide how it is going to allocate its resources, and how it wants to shape its identity on the international stage. Central to this decision is one notable parting gift left by the countrys Soviet occupiers: trees. A protected old-growth forest in Estonia. According to Global Forest Watch, 3 percent of the countrys forests are primary forests like this one. Photo by Asko Lhmus. Trees are one of the few positive things inherited from the age of Soviet domination, said Linda-Mari Vli, founder of Helping Estonias Forests, a conservation-oriented citizens initiative. While Estonia is historically a tree-dense country, by the early 20th century much of its forestland had been converted to farms. Under Soviet rule, however, private landownership, and private farms, were abandoned for large collectives. By the time Estonia gained independence, the forest had reclaimed much of its former territory. The country now has over 50 percent tree cover, according to satellite data from
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President of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Chief Alaba Lawson, is to deliver a lecture at the US-Nigeria Agribusiness (non-oil) Investment Summit and Expo in the United States of America. She is to present papers alongside the former US Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Robin Sanders. This was made known in a statement issued by Director, Marketing and Communication of the US-Nigeria Trade Council, Sennami Goziem, explaining that the summit was dedicated to strengthening and enriching the vehicle of investment and trade between the...
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Following the corruption charges against the former Kebbi State Accountant General, Alhaji Mohammed Arizika Dakingari, yesterday the Court of Appeal, Kebbi Division has upturned the judgment of a Kebbi State High Court which discharged and acquitted him and, therefore, sentenced him to seven years in prisons. The former AG, who has been under the EFCC radar since last year over N1.6 billion was charged alongside Musa Yusuf and three of his children on charges of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence preferred against him and one other by the Economic...
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The Facebook page Comrade Cindy Jacinda is back entertaining the proletariat on social media. Her latest post contains an instructive guide that explains the meanings of the colours of the different political party logos.
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Could Fed STOP a Market PANIC? | David Morgan Video Silver Doctors David Morgan warns the stock market is overvalued and could sell off. Panic is something thats a very strong emotion humanly, and once that takes place its...
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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that the Federal Governments clampdown on judges was aimed at weakening the justice system to lay the ground for the wholesale politicisation of the justice sector in the country. The governor said the systematic intimidation of the judiciary by the Federal Government had nothing to do with its dubious and much discredited fight against judicial corruption Speaking during the Special Court Session to mark the opening of the 2017/2018 Legal Year, Wike said that the Federal Government was guilty of impunity, threat to...
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I keep circling back to the financial markets because they are the chief signaling agent for most people. As long as the markets are doing okay, peoples attention wanders away from our predicaments and towards believing in the dominant "all is fine" narrative.
But, with the crystal-clear connection we see between asset prices and central bank money printing, prices in today's markets are really a creation of monetary policy. As a result, the signals the markets send us increasingly have no bearing on actual reality.
Heres a good example: McDonalds' stock is hitting new high after new high. This is a function of both the ever-rising markets but also of the company's own internal accounting hocus-pocus.
This chart explains much:
The red line tells us that MCDs revenues are down a stunning 15% since 2014. The green line tells us that their stock price is UP an even more stunning 65% over the same time period.
Meanwhile total debt of MCDs has mushroomed from $14 billion to $29 billion, while total assets have shrunk. Yet MCD's stock price has risen handsomely.
The critical insight this is telling us about today's markets is...
Both the pension and health care crises are infuriating and self-inflicted wounds.
We could have avoided them by making wiser choices in the past. We didn't. We could limit their damage by making better choices today. We almost assuredly won't.
Anybody who studies the system and its math comes to the same conclusion: the corporations have all the power and they are misusing it for private gain.
An easy prediction to make is that this simmering anger of the populace is going to start boiling over more violently in the coming years. Welcome to the Age of Fury.
But no collusion there Via Daily Caller: Russian intelligence targeted Hillary Clinton before she became secretary of state in 2009, FBI documents show. New FBI information about corruption in a Clinton-approved uranium deal with Russia raises questions about Clintons actions after the FBI broke up a deep-cover Russian spy ring in 2010. For a decade, 
General Kelly described loudmouth Wilson of being an empty barrel for shooting her mouth off without thinking.
Frederica Wilson accused General Kelly of being racist for using the term empty barrel.
Plato and William Shakespeare were also credited to using the
Many credit Plato for bringing empty barrel into the vernacular: An empty vessel makes the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest babblers. Some believe the proverb truly has Jamaican origins, while others credit it as Spanish. A book of world proverbs gives 21 variations of the expression.
Shakespeare channeled Plato in Henry V, writing, I never heard so loud a voice issue from such an empty heart. Its true what they say, the empty vessel makes the greatest sound.
The Trump White House stands by General Kelly and his statements on the empty barrel.
ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 20, 2017
This is a word that has been kept in the dark, hidden and avoided. But it is a word that we should all be aware of and using every day. We should be using it--and it is, in my opinion, a dirty word-- to identify the enemy of democracy, the enemy of justice, the enemy of the middle class and the ninety-nine percent.
Counter-trend decline by Alasdair Macleod Gold Money After the previous two-week rally, it was perhaps natural for precious metals to consolidate this week. Gold, which closed on a high note last Friday, lost $23 to $1281 by early European...
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the second in a radically new class of treatments that genetically reboot a patient's own immune cells to kill cancer.
The new therapy, Yescarta, made by Kite Pharma, was approved for adults with aggressive forms of a blood cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, who have undergone two regimens of chemotherapy that failed.
The treatment, considered a form of gene therapy, transforms the patient's cells into what researchers call a "living drug" that attacks cancer cells. It is part of the rapidly growing field of immunotherapy, which uses drugs or genetic tinkering to turbocharge the immune system to fight disease. In some cases the treatments have led to long remissions.
"The results are pretty remarkable," said Dr. Frederick L. Locke, a specialist in blood cancers at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, and a leader of a study of the new treatment. "We're excited. We think there are many patients who may need this therapy."
He added, "These patients don't have other options."
About 3,500 people a year in the United States may be candidates for Yescarta. It is meant to be given once, infused into a vein, and must be manufactured individually for each patient. The cost will be $373,000.
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We do not undertake this task joyously. Those in the anarchist milieu that have interacted with people from the Cleveland scene in the last few years know that we are not prone to get involved in personal conflicts and cause drama, and avoid it as much as we can. We are also not very apt to air our collective decisions, particularly when they involve other groups, publicly. But, with this said, this moment, and this specific situation is an exception to this rule. Over the past 8 months we have watched as an organization known as Great Lakes Antifa has caused problems, not only within other cities, but within Cleveland as well, following a pattern of behavior that is dangerous and deceptive. Over the past week this situation has hit a point of critical mass, with threats and recriminations being articulated by a number of different groups, which have forced us to have to articulate an otherwise internal decision publicly, and explain why we will not work with Great Lakes Antifa or anyone associated with them.
Before getting into the specifics of this decision there are some disclaimers that we would like to put forward first. The decision that has been made internally within the Cleveland Antifascist Network is not a result of the horrendous behavior that we have seen some within GLA engage in over the course of the past week, since the Antiracist Action Network statement was released on October 6, 2017. The only decision that has been made as a result of the gas-lighting, threats and general abuse exhibited over the past week has been to articulate already existing concerns in public. This is also not a decision that has been made for personal reasons, or in relation to the dynamics of GLAs conflicts with groups in other cities. Our decision to not associate with GLA or any affiliated persons is a decision purely based on behavior we...
The High Court here today was told today that the electoral roll was not rendered defective even if it did not have the addresses of the 136,272 voters in Selangor. Senior Federal Counsel Datuk Amarjeet Singh said the addresses went missing when the Election Commission (EC) carried out a migration exercise of information of registered 
Missing pastor Raymond Koh knew he was a marked man, his friend G. Sri Ram told the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) public inquiry today. The 57 year-old recalled the last meeting he had with Koh on January 8 where his friend and fellow director at Harapan Komuniti complained that he was getting stressed out over 
A non-Malay is unlikely to become prime minister largely because Malaysian society and politics is divided along ethnoreligious lines. It is certainly impossible for a non-Malay to become prime minister after the next general election, which must be held by August 2018, according to a report in Asean Today. Although, in theory, it is possible 
The director of Harapan Komuniti, a charity that collaborated with missing pastor Raymond Koh, claimed today Koh had been harassed by the police Special Branch for years. I was his good friend and I saw how he was being harassed and the pressure he faced from them, G Sri Ram said on the second day 
Harapan Komuniti, the non-profit organisation started by missing Pastor Raymond Koh, is strictly welfare-focused and does not practise proselytisation of any religion, his wife said today.Susanna Liew told a three-man panel set up by the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) investigating several missing pastors and activists that the organisation instructed its volunteers not to preach. 
Remember Labours Manban? The commitment to have a 50/50 gender split. Its not really working for them. Ardern has released a list of 16 Cabinet ministers and five ministers outside Cabinet, including all 12 MPs on its current front bench. Just seven of the 21 are women, six of whom are in Cabinet. That 
Bring forth another absurd media circus complete with distracting clowns The social and industrial processes that have created the modern mass media seem intrinsically bound up with secularization. But mass culture also can be viewed as a substitute for mythology or even as an ersatz religion. The term Bread and Circuses is defined as something, 
Earlier this week, The New York Times had a story about fish and depression. Apparently, its a thing because Science! The neurochemistry is so similar that its scary, said Julian Pittman, a professor at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Troy University in Alabama, where he is working to develop new medications to treat
Russia Steps Up Gold Purchases With Massive Buy in September Video smaulgld Video Source
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Another day, another death threat against President Trump.
FOX News reported:
A Democratic Socialist student group at an Iowa college appeared to make death threats on Twitter against capitalists and President Trump the latter message drawing the attention of the Secret Service.
COMRADES: stay away from needle drugs! The only dope worth shooting is in the oval office [right now], Iowa State Universitys Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter tweeted in September.
The Secret Service told Fox News it was aware of the comment.
Heres another tweet from the account.
YDSA @ UMN (@ydsumn) October 5, 2017
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China is leading the world in solar power installations by a long run. ASECEA is predicting that 50GW of solar power is well within reach of being installed this year. In June and July of 2017, China installed 25GW of solar power and theyll push the globe past 100GW total for the year.
At Chinas State of the Union address equivalent, just yesterday, president Xi Jinping said, Any harm we inflict on nature will eventually return to haunt us this is a reality we have to face.
Taking a driving seat in international cooperation to respond to climate change, China has become an important participant, contributor, and torchbearer in the global endeavor for ecological civilization, said President Xi Jinping, and that China must develop a new model of modernization with humans developing in harmony with nature.
A Letter to the Editor from Filey resident, John MOOK, addressing the encroachment on communities of insensitive but lucrative Planning Consents.
The major issue on the news besides Brexit is the present housing crisis. But the push to more housing has a sinister side to it where communities are ignored, developers are rewarded and local government officers and members are not made accountable.
Events in Filey reveal an uncomfortable pattern on housing developments that should come under scrutiny. If this is what is happening on a small micro level then it does not bode well for the rest of the country. Attached is a brief article that may be attractive to you to investigate further and possibly be set within a wider piece addressing the
Events in Filey reveal an uncomfortable pattern on housing developments that should come under scrutiny. If this is what is happening on a small micro level then it does not bode well for the rest of the country.
If this is what is happening on a small micro level then it does not bode well for the rest of the country.
Attached is a brief article that may be attractive to you to investigate further and possibly be set within a wider piece addressing the dark side of housing development.
Mr John Mook
John MOOK, Filey. 21st October, 2017.
This was the scene back in 2012 when there was flooding in Church Cliff Drive:
Already back in 1990s the inspector had refused permission for housing development in this very area.
Now permission has been granted to develop the same area and a possible residential home complex is on the cards.
It is not the first time that housing has been constructed on land not fit for purpose or subject to the risks of flooding. The groundhog day of floods sweeping through communities is an annual reminder that householders are faced with unpredictable weather. Surely one would expect local councils to adhere to nationally prescribed regulations that have been drawn up to alleviate the misery of flooding?
Think again, why would Scarborough Council ignore Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) report documents that state the area of Church Cliff Drive is in a flood zone? Why would they breach National Planning Policy (NPPF) and Planning Practice Guidelines (PPG) which have specific reference to floo...
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On October 28th, neo-Nazis from all over the region plan to hold a White Lives Matter rally in Murfreesboro, TN. Matthew Heimbach, the leader of the Traditionalist Worker Party, has stated that attendance is required for all Nationalist Front members.
These groups will initially meet in Shelbyville Tennessee (where another counter-demonstration is planned) and migrate to their permitted march which will be held in the Town Center Square of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
The Nationalist Front consists of League of the South, Traditionalist Worker Party, and the National Socialist Movement, but they are also planning to bring other neo-Nazi groups such as Identity Evropa and Anti-Communist Action, as well as expecting local support. We anticipate a large crowd on their side, and we need your help to outnumber them.
We have all witnessed, either in person or through the media, these cowards spew their message of white supremacy, misogyny, and genocide while openly floating the threat of physical violence at every event they attend.
We are asking that people across the US join us in defending Middle Tennessee and preventing the rise of fascism. Bring your bodies, your voices, your comrades, and your skills to meet us at the square at 11 AM on Saturday, October 28th, intersection of South Maple and South Public Square. To contact local anti-fascist organizers, to find out about housing options, and to connect with others who are coming, email DefendMidTNAction@protonmail.com.
Get more info at: https://www.futuremoneytrends.com/drdoom
Marc Faber is our special Guest in todays interview, we go political and look at what progress the Trump Administration has made while also looking at why we havent yet seen another repeat of the 2008 crisis yet. The Dollar is losing its purchasing power, Marc goes though viable alternatives to assist in the growth of our Wealth.
TOPICS IN THIS INTERVIEW:
01:05 The idea of capitalism and work ethics
06:35 Is our society going through a slow reset?
09:25 Why we havent seen a repeat of the 2008 crash?
14:20 The Dollars weakening purchasing power
20:00 The Trump Administrations current progress
Anyone who thinks Jerry Jones is a white supremacist is nuts.
The Legacy of Reagans Civilian Psyops by Robert Parry The Greanville Post Special Report: When the Reagan administration launched peacetime psyops in the mid-1980s, it pulled in civilian agencies to help spread these still-ongoing techniques of deception and manipulation, reports...
There has been a lot of blame being passed around and wailing and gnashing of teeth regarding the election result but consider for a moment that we didnt do this. Here is my analogy. The two largest parties are two gunslingers facing off in the main street. In the old days under FPP they would 
Russian intelligence targeted Hillary Clinton before she became secretary of state in 2009, FBI documents show. New FBI information about corruption in a Clinton-approved uranium deal with Russia raises questions about Clinton's actions after the FBI broke up a deep-cover Russian spy ring in 2010. For a decade, the FBI ran an operation called Ghost Stories to monitor and rip apart a deep-cover Russian agent network. Ghost Stories tracked a ring of Russian spies who lived between Boston and Washington, D.C., under false identities. It was one of the FBI's most elaborate and successful counterintelligence operations in history. After the FBI arrested 10 of the spies in June, 2010, Secretary of State Clinton worked feverishly to return the Russian agents to Moscow in a hastily arranged, lopsided deal with Putin. It all happened as the uranium deal was in play: An arrangement to provide Moscow's state Rosatom nuclear agency with 20 percent of American uranium capacity, with $145,000,000 to pour into the Clinton Family Foundation and its projects. For the Clintons, the FBI's biggest counterintelligence bust in history couldn't have come at a worse time. The day the FBI arrested the Russian agents, on June 28, 2010, was the day before the secretary of state's husband, Bill Clinton, was to give a speech in Moscow. A Kremlin-connected investment bank, Renaissance Capital, paid the former president $500,000 for the hour-long appearance. An unnamed Hillary Clinton spokesman told ABC News that there was "no reason to think the Secretary was a target of this spy ring." That was a lie. State Department spokesman Phil Gordon brushed off the spy ring as old news: "I don't think anyone was hugely shocked to know that some vestiges of old attempts to use intelligence are still there." Breaking the spy network, he said, was "a law enforcement action." Gordon's implication was that it had nothing to do with the department Clinton headed. That didn't explain why Clinton stayed silent and worked hard to return the 10 spies back to Moscow, before any could be put on trial or turned by the FBI. Or why Clinton settled for a very poor bargain in a one-sided spy swap. But other evidence does. FBI says Russian spies targeted Hillary Clinton in 2008 Redacted evidence that the FBI submitted to a federal court shows that Russia's External Intelligence Service (SVR), the former KGB First Chief Directorate, targeted Clinton in 2008 and tried to burrow into her inner circle the next year when she was secretary of state. (Press reports often confuse Russia's main internal security entity, the Federal Security Service, or FSB, with the SVR.) The SVR spy ring was no old "vestige" from Soviet times that was "still there." It was a network of younger agents emplaced long after the Soviet collapse. The FBI considers it one of an unknown number of deep, expensive, thorough networks to penetrate and influence the United States government for generations. Under the code nam......
I came to realise after many years a pinch-me realisation, that after many years there had not been a single day of my life, even the bad days that happen in every life, where I was not aware of seeing something beautiful. I always, every day of my life, [am saying] isnt that lovely whether its in the morning I look up and see the way the wood is mitred in certain places, and how it contrasts with the light through the window which is either nice and green fro the trees or white with snow; and I could go on with similar awareness. We sit outside (in summer-time) and look around and say isnt it beautiful!, isnt it wonderful! every day, every time
Neuroscientists have observed that living with a sense of awareness of beauty brings a sense of comfort, a reduction of stress, and these other kinds of things, that may contribute to physical and emotional health, possibly even longevity. Im 93 years old! Im in very...
Bill Holters Commentary And what number were you expecting in a country turning its back on God? U.S. fiscal year deficit widens to $666 billionOctober 20, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) The U.S. budget deficit widened to $666 billion for the fiscal year 2017 as record spending more than offset record receipts, the Treasury Department said... Read more
Eco-friendly and lavish? You bet. While a yacht is an out-of-reach investment for many, theres no harm in appreciating the worlds first fully-electric yacht which was designed by Hinckley. With twin 80 horsepower electric motors and waterproof BMS i3 lithium-ion batteries, the vessel is designed for smooth sailing on the open waters.
The Dasher yacht, which made its debut on Inhabitat, is completely powered by electricity and is zero-emissions. Said Scott Bryant, the director of New Product Development, Hinckley started building boats in 1928. Weve been known for building timeless boats built in the Maine tradition, and weve always been known for not just innovating for the sake of innovating, but using technology to augment the user experience.
The yacht is 28 and 6 in length and can cruise through waters at speeds of 10 miles per hour (mph). At this pace, it has a range of about 40 miles. When cranked up to 18 to 27 miles, its range decreased to approximately 20-25 miles. Thanks to dual 50 amp charging cables, the yacht can be charged back up within 4 hours.
Hinckley went the extra mile to ensure the Dasher is as technologically up-to-date as possible. Not only is the motor quiet and gentle-sounding, there is a touchscreen in the...
19 Oct 2017 | Agence EcofinUne start-up base Amsterdam et oprant au Ghana dveloppe des solutions pour dlivrer aux petits exploitants des titres de proprits bass tant sur les droits consacrs juridiquement que sur les droits coutumiers.
20 Oct 2017 | CCFDAu Mozambique, des entreprises de l'agrobusiness, impliques dans le projet ProSavana, font passer leurs intrts avant ceux des communauts.
19 Oct 2017 | NdarInfo.comAfri Partners a remis d'importants lots de fournitures scolaires aux coles des communes de Dodle et de Demette, au Sngal, o l'entreprise tente de dmarrer un projet rizicole sur 10.000 ha
20 Oct 2017 | GuardianFood security has become an essential goal for a country facing a land, sea and air boycott imposed in June by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain
20 Oct 2017 | Chain ReactionThe social and environmental impacts linked to farmland investments could in themselves be enough for investors with ESG criteria to refrain from further investments in farmland in Matopiba, Brazil.
20 Oct 2017 | Food NavigatorSaudi Agriculture and Livestock Investment Company has joined the UAE's Al Dahra in a US$1.3bn joint venture to make agribusiness acquisitions in 10 countries in the Black Sea region, including the acquisition of farmland.
Gun Control | Bill Whittle and Stefan Molyneux Video In the aftermath of the Las Vegas Shooting, the calls for gun control, increased regulations and the repeal of the second amendment were loud and vociferous. Bill Whittle joins Stefan Molyneux...
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October 21st, 2017 By Dr. Joseph Mercola Contributing writer for Wake Up World Many still do not realize the proven health risks inherent with fluoridated water, but the information is spreading. Beginning in 1945, it was claimed that adding fluoride to drinking water was a safe and effective way to improve peoples dental health. Over the decades, many bought 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TORONTO, ONTARIO 19 October 2017, Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation (TSX:TNX)(NYSE MKT:TRX) hereinafter (the Company) reports in an article by John Aglionby published today in the Financial Times, Acacia Minings shares soared more than 18 per cent on Thursday after its majority shareholder, Barrick Gold, agreed the Tanzanian government would take a... Read more
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Allan Seccombe | Business Day | 20 October 2017
Harmony Golds recovery from a near-death experience a few years ago was further evidenced by its bold R4.1bn purchase of a suite of gold and uranium assets from AngloGold Ashanti and positioning the company to make a decision on what to do with the Golpu copper and gold project in Papua New Guinea.
Harmony CEO Peter Steenkamp hailed the purchase of the profitable Moab Khotsong mine and its sister Great Noligwa mine, which was mothballed, along with 70-million tonnes of gold-carrying tailings and the entire Nufcor SAs only uranium calcining operation, which treats material from Moab and third parties.
Nufcor is SAs only uranium calcining operation, which treats material from Moab and third parties.
When I got the job two years ago, Harmony was in very...
Dsp28 a desiccation stress protein in tenebrio molitor hemolymph
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Evolution des peuplements de poissons, entre 1992 et 1993, dans les zones colonisees par Caulerpa taxifolia a Menton
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An amazingly strong gold star widow, Natasha De Alencar, released audio of a phone conversation she had with President Trump in April of 2017 after the death of her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, who was killed Continue reading
Standing Rock water protectors. Thank you Rob Wilson for sharing your photos. A teacher from New Mexico, and a retired environmental biologist from Rhode Island, will spend time in jail for defending the water at Standing Rock. By Water Protector Legal Collective Censored News Judge Merrick orders jail time for the first two Water Protectors convicted on state misdemeanor charges. Please
US President Donald Trump has launched a petition targeting the NFL anthem protests, asking people to "show patriotism" by signing up to support standing during the national anthem. The petition was launched on Thursday by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, and is the US president's latest move to target the wave of protests that has seen NFL players 'take a knee' while the national anthem is played before games. "The President has asked for a list of supporters who stand for the National Anthem. Add your name below to show your patriotism and support," read the petition, which appeared on the Republican National Committee website. After an NFL owners' meeting earlier this week, commissioner Roger Goodell said the league believes players "should stand" for the anthem, but decided against punishing those who choose not to do so. Trump, however, has consistently called for any players who join the protests - which were started last season by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick - to be fired by their teams.
The latest UK humanitarian reform policy highlights the enduring tension between humanitarian values and self-interest.
A farmer was interviewing a young man for a job on her farm.
`Youll need to be fit, said the farmer. `Have you ever had
illnesses? Any accidents?
No, Mam, replied the young man proudly.
But youre on crutches. You must have had an accident! said the farmer.
`Oh, the crutches! said the young man. `A bull tossed me
But that wasnt an accident! He did it on purpose!
A bit earlier today I put up a post entitled Texas City Demands Hurricane Victims Pledge not to Boycott Israel if They Want to Receive Aid. The post discusses the city of Dickinson, Texas and its policy of requiring those hit by Hurricane Harvey to certify that they do not boycott Israel in order to 
No problem there. Via The Hill: As he prepared to collect a $500,000 payday in Moscow in 2010, Bill Clinton sought clearance from the State Department to meet with a key board director of the Russian nuclear energy firm Rosatom which at the time needed the Obama administrations approval for a controversial uranium deal, 
Even the staunchest 3D printing supporter would have to concede that in general, the greatest strength of 3D printing is not in the production of final parts, but in prototyping. Sure you can make functional prints, as the pages of this site will attest; but few would argue that you wouldnt be better off getting your design cut out of metal or injection molded if you planned on putting the part into service over the long term. Especially if the part was to be subjected to rough service in an industrial setting.
While thats valid advice, it certainly isnt the definitive word on the issue. Just because a part is printed in plastic on a desktop 3D printer doesnt necessarily mean it cant be put into real service, at least for as long as it takes to get proper replacement parts. A recent success story from [bloomautomatic] serves as a perfect example, when one of the gears in his MIG welder split, he decided to try and print up a replacement in PLA while he waited for the nylon gear to get shipped out to him. Fast forward seven months and approximately 80,000 welds later, and [bloomautomatic] reports its finally time to install those replacement gears he ordered.
In the pictures [bloomautomatic] posted you can see the printed gear finally wore down to the point the teeth were essentially gone where they meshed with their metal counterparts. To those wondering why the gear was plastic to begin with, [bloomautomatic] explains that its intended to be a sacrificial gear that...
Facebook, Twitter and Google all announced on Thursday that they will send their general counsels to testify at House and Senate Intelligence Committee hearings on Russian election interference a move that has drawn fire from...
They wont be happy until they destroy every symbol of God in the country.
The 40-foot tall Maryland memorial became known as as the Peace Cross.
The American Legion raised the money to build the cross on private land.
A radical far left group
sued last year to take the cross down.
It offends them.
FOX News reported:
In 2014, the American Humanist Association a group that believes in being good without a god filed a lawsuit alleging the cross-shaped memorial is unconstitutional and demanding it be demolished, altered, or removed.
They alleged the cross carries an inherently religious message and creates the unmistakable appearance of honoring only Christian servicemen.
On Wednesday, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed and ruled the historic memorial must be torn down all because the Bladensburg Memorial is in the shape of a cross.
The Fourth Circuit said the memorial excessively entangles the government in religion because the cross is the core symbol of Christianity and breaches the wall separating church and state.
Writing separately, Chief Judge Gregory wrote, This Memorial stands in witness to the VALOR, ENDURANCE, COURAGE, and DEVOTION of the forty-nine residents of Prince Georges County, Maryland who lost their lives in the Great War for the liberty of the world. I cannot agree that a monument so conceived and dedicated and that bears such witness violates the letter or spirit of the very Constitution these heroes died to defend.
The American Legion could appeal directly to the Supreme Court.
McDonalds UK posted something on Facebook that understandably had people very upset. No, the chain didnt share some divisive political opinion, bash a fellow fast food company, or post any of the usual content that gets Facebook users angry. Instead, McDonalds shared an optical illusion that features black and white lines and is almost too painful to 
Americans expect their president to be equal parts CEO, diplomat-in-chief, commander of armed forces, party leader and motivational figure. Perhaps its time to rethink the presidency itself, suggests historian Jeremi Suri. In its extremes of power and responsibility, the US presidency is probably the most talked about and least understood office in the world. Presidents 
Icelanders extreme efforts to keep their language pure extends to what people can call their newborns, but the days of these official name-keepers appear to be numbered. Jhannes Bjarni Sigtryggsson has to decide whether or not the name Cleopatra is Icelandic. It is, he knows, a decision which cannot be taken lightly in the 
Whats in a name? Potentially your childs future. A host of research shows just how much your name can affect your lifetime success, from your hireability to your spending habits. So it comes as little surprise then that there is a growing trend among parents called namers remorse one in five mothers say they regret the name they chose 
Storm Ophelia has unearthed an ancient skeleton with parts of its skin still intact after waves battered a walkway on the west coast of Ireland. The remains, which could be more than 1,000 years old, were discovered by a walker on a beach near Kilmore Quay, County Wexford. Jim Moore, a local councillor, told the Irish Daily Mirror: People out walking 
In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Ryan Boyce was standing on his porch and he heard a loud crash. His family inside also heard the heart dropping noise. He told a local news station that they heard a motorcycle driving at a very high rate of speed. Then, they heard intense screeching, a large crash and they 
The mass shooting that occurred in Las Vegas during the Route 91 music festival at the beginning of the month was something that will never be forgotten. And while Stephen Paddock shot down on innocent people from a popular Las Vegas resort hotel, he may have killed more than 50 people and injured some 500 more, but 
Right when October rolls around, its almost impossible to avoid the pink ribbons and apparel that signal National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But while those items may have good intentions behind them, pink ribbons dont tell the whole story about breast cancer. Tracie Marie, a breast cancer survivor, spoke out on the truth about pinkwashing campaigns in 
Published October 20, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE The 2017 AMERIND Risk Institute turned the spotlight on critical topicssuch as smart actions to improve survival rates in the event of an active shooter, understanding the claims process, and Tribal Workers Compensation. Hosted October 10-11 at Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Institute delivered engaging training sessions, networking activities, and a great lineup of exhibitors showcasing their products and services.
The AMERIND Risk Board of Directors and Staff thank you for joining us at the 2017 AMERIND Risk Institute. Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge, support and necessary resources to continue to foster safe environments within the home, workplace and Tribal communities throughout Indian Country, said Derek Valdo (Pueblo of Acoma), AMERIND Risk CEO.
In his welcoming speech, Chairman Greg Borene enthusiastically thanked AMERIND Risk members for attending the Institute, and shared his appreciation for AMERINDs dedicated Board and team. He additionally commented on the recent, devastating wildfires in California and Montana and the hurricanes in Florida. We just never know when destruction will hit, Chairman Borene said, underscoring the importance of safety preparedness. AMERIND Members were fortunate that the damage in both areas were minimal; next time, we may not be so fortunate.
During the General Assembly, Kenneth Lucero, a Field Representative in the office of U.S. Senator Martin Heinrichs (D-New Mexico), took the stage to share information about Sen. Heinrichs new proposed bill. The Tribal Connect Act of 2017 aims to empower Tribes with E-Rate program funding to deploy broadband.
Below, AMERIND Risk breaks down a few of the topics covered at the Institute:
On the heels of the Las Vegas massacre, the deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in United States history, the need for Tribal governments and businesses to prepare for the threat of an active shooter is...
A man is claiming his Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat has religious significance, arguing he was unfairly discriminated against for his spiritual beliefs when he entered a New York City bar wearing the iconic red cap. According to the Gothamist, Philadelphia accountant Greg Piatek filed additional court papers last week in an ongoing 
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In response to the neoliberal recuperation and commodification of feminism, we are calling for a prominent militant anarchist femme presence on the left. Feminist CEOs and irony bros can fuck off. Combating patriarchy and sexual violence does not include whimsical grlpwr tote bags or chapo trash house donations. We uncompromisingly intend to liberate ourselves by supporting a diversity of tactics. This may manifest in a plethora of ways including: survivor support networks, safer spaces policies and survivor led accountability measures, rapist beat downs, and prison abolition to name a few.
Black, brown, indigenous, trans, and gender non-conforming lives are at stake. Sex workers and undocumented peoples lives are at stake. Physical and sexual violence are daily dangers to our comrades in the streets. The odds of experiencing sexual violence are only magnified for the incarcerated. It is imperative that we not only attack the systems that threaten our communities, but that we provide support through retributive and transformative justice to survivors.
Our aim is to build a large and uncompromising anti-rape campaign in NYC and beyond, because our liberation and our lives depend on it. For this reason, we responded to the repulsive but unsurprising news that an eighteen year old was handcuffed, raped in a parking lot, and pushed out of an unmarked vehicle by two NYPD detectives, Edward Martins and Richard Hall who are now on desk duty as paid rapists. Similarly, on October 10th, a Bronx police officer was indicted on charges for paying a 15 year old girl for sex and taping it. Just hours before our demo, another Bronx officer was arraigned in criminal court for flashing his junk to 7 and 12 year old girls. We know all of these officers will rape again. This is not just the NYPD. If reported assaults happen so frequently within just this one department, how many...
Before going on with the article, I want to ask one question How many of you have planned a trip anywhere, local or foreign, and held yourself back because you were broke? Raise your hands shamelessly, no ones judging you. In fact, I am one of them. Being broke puts a lot of our 
Posted by Seth Arnold on Oct 20I'm not sure what 'script' vs 'not-script' has to do with anything.
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Donald Trump is having a hard time recovering from his fallen soldier debacle, not only because he continues to make it worse, but because America is tired of his nonsense and demands the truth.
It was only yesterday that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly infuriated everyone by criticizing Rep. Frederica Wilson for calling Trump out for disrespecting a Gold Star widow. Kelly also went after Wilson for an old speech in 2015, stating that shed bragged about how she had gotten money for the FBI acknowledging two deceased agents. Little did Kelly know, this lie would ignite a sh*tstorm for the Trump administration.
Earlier today, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was the unfortunate recipient of the medias frustration with the dishonest Trump administration. Reporters blasted Sanders with questions in the press briefing, directly pointing out that Wilsons FBI speech completely contradicted Kellys claims. When a reporter boldly pointed out that Wilson had never boasted about funding in her speech, Sanders stumbled through her response:
Absolutely, General Kelly was stunned that Representative Wilson made comments at a building dedication honoring slain FBI agents about her own actions in Congress, including lobbying former President Obama on legislation. As he pointed out, if youre able to make a sacred act like honoring American heroes all about yourself, youre an empty barrel. Oras we say in the South, all hat, no cattle.
This was hardly the end for Sanders. Because shed defended Kelly despite being faced with facts that challenged his claims, reporters attacked her and asked if shed even seen the speech. Sanders claimed she had, and a reporter pointed out that she should know that Wilson actually praised the FBI agents and didnt talk about funding. Even as her spot was completely blown up, Sanders pathetically defended Kelly.
The icing on the cake was when a reporter asked if Kelly would respond to mor...
Banking and Ruling Class Prove The U.S. Is A Banana Republic by Rory The Daily Coin We learn, once again, there are two sets of laws. There are laws of Just-Us and then there are zero laws for the...
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So far hes being investigated in New York, London and Los Angeles. Via Newsmax: Police in Los Angeles have launched an investigation of Harvey Weinstein involving a possible sexual assault in 2013, authorities said Thursday. Detectives have interviewed a possible victim who recently reported she was sexually assaulted by the film mogul, police spokesman Sal 
There is a joke about bisexuals having twice the chances of a date on Friday night but transgenders have limited their dating pool considerably when you think about it. Gay men are unlikely to want to have sex with a woman who transitioned to a male body. Lesbian women are unlikely to want to have 
CNN host Jake Tapper used the racially charged term mulatto to describe the Haitian elite in the 1990s, a GotNews review of Mr. Tappers old writings reveals. Writing for the Washington City Paper, Tapper wrote a piece that ran June 26th, 1998, titled The Witch Doctor is In. In it, he used the offensive term to describe 
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An New York state trooper played rap song Put It In Your Mouth over the police radio systema song about oral sex with degrading lyrics about women, tying up everyones radio system and blocking incoming emergency calls around LaGuardia Airport, an area covered by more than cops and state troopers.
Now the trooper is claiming it was an accident.
But even the police union president isnt buying that.
Whoever did it, they must have held the walkie talkie right up to the speaker, a source told the New York Daily News about the September 8 incident.
It sounded intentional.
President of the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association Paul Nunziato said the broadcast not only transmitted vulgar lyrics, it tied up radio transmission for on-duty officers, causing a safety issue.
A trooper jeopardizing trooper safety on their frequency would be a serious problem, Nunziato said.
But, for Gov. Cuomo to deploy troopers at Port Authority facilities and force the Port Authority to grant them access to PAPD radio frequencies while they disregard basic radio discipline, jeopardizing the lives of the public and my members, is inexcusable. he argued.
After five people were killed in a January 6 shooting at the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport in Florida, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo deployed roughly 100 state troopers nicknamed the purple army to the JFK and LaGuardia airports.
New York state troopers and Port Authority cops have butted heads since Cuomo gave the orders.
Nunziato said female Port Authority cops had no choice but to listen to the denigrating song lyrics.
The department has yet to identify the officer who played the song for roughly a minute, but his inexplicable action has sparked two investigations.
After investigating the broadcast, the Port Authority police traced the transmission back to a PAPD radio that w...
The Wild Rice Sulfate Standard was adopted in Minnesota rules in 1973 to protect our water and our cultural resources. Manoomin no longer grows in many waters, as a result of sulfate pollution and other development. The Standard has not been enforced, and making it more complicated now will have a detrimental impact.
The MPCA is proposing to eliminate and replace the Wild Rice Sulfate Standard. Up until now, the standard has maintained that sulfate should not enter wild rice waters in higher quantities than 10 parts per million. The new proposed rule would make a different standard for every lake and wetland with wild rice an unbelievably complicated and costly rule to implement.
Come to Protect Our Manoomin!
Attend one of these meetings to make your voice heard:
St. Paul: October 23, 2017 (10 a.m. to 4
Harold E. Stassen Building (Skjestadt Room): 600 North Robert St., St. Paul, MN 55101
Virginia: October 24, 2017 (4 p.m. to 9
Mesabi Range Community College (Theater F100): 1001 Chestnut St., Virginia, MN 55792
Bemidji: October 25, 2017 (4 p.m. to 9
Bemidji State University (Beaux Arts Ballroom): 1500 Birchmont Dr. NE, Bemidji, MN 56601
The Wild Rice Sulfate Standard was adopted in Minnesota rules in 1973 to protect our water and our cultural resources. Manoomin no longer grows in many waters, as a result of sulfate pollution and other development. The Standard has not been enforced, and making it more complicated now will have a detrimental impact.
The MPCA is proposing to eliminate and replace the Wild Rice Sulfate Standard. Up until now, the standard has maintained that sulfate should not enter wild rice waters in higher quantities than 10 parts per million. The new proposed rule would make a different standard for every lake and wetland with wild rice an unbelievably complicated and costly rule to implement.
Come to Protect Our Manoomin!
Attend one of these meetings to make your voice heard:
St. Paul: October 23, 2017 (10 a.m. to 4
Harold E. Stassen Building (Skjestadt Room): 600 North Robert St., St. Paul, MN 55101
Virginia: October 24, 2017 (4 p.m. to 9
Mesabi Range Community College (Theater F100): 1001 Chestnut St., Virginia, MN 55792
Bemidji: October 25, 2017 (4 p.m. to 9
Bemidji State University (Beaux Arts Ballroom): 1500 Birchmont Dr. NE, Bemidji, MN 56601
[ 4 november 2017 19:00 tot 5 november 2017 00:59. ] Saturday november 2nd we are screening another documentary by the Submedia.tv collective. We will have a short introduction before and room for discussion afterwards. The bar and library will be open. The documentary is in ENGLISH, we will have dutch subtitles if these are available. Space opens: 19:00 Starting time 'Counterinsurgency and Social War': 20:30 sharp Summary: ADAPT AND [...]
An international team of scientists just finished probing the depths of the Pacific Ocean offshore of Alaska and British Columbia, to better understand the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault. During the past century, the 1 126 km long (700 miles) fault has generated...... Read more
This Monday, October 23, marks the first-ever Half-Earth Day. The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and National Geographic timed the event to occur exactly half a year after Earth Day (April 22). But Half-Earth Day also gets its name from the biodiversity conservation initiative spearheaded by renowned biologist and conservationist Edward O. Wilson, discussed in his 2016 book, Half-Earth: Our Planets Fight for Life. Wilsons idea, which he says is backed up by research, is that we can protect 85 percent of Earths biodiversity by conserving half of the worlds land and seas. The Half-Earth approach is not only science-based, but it will also expand fundamental science into new directions, Wilson, who is a research professor emeritus at Harvard, said in a statement. The goal of discovering and mapping all biodiversity, and especially at the level of species, will lead to immense new knowledge in basic and applied biology. Half-Earth Day will feature a full day of programming designed to bring leading conservationists, scientists, and the public together at National Geographics Washington, D.C. headquarters to share ideas and inspiration for achieving the goals of the Half-Earth Project. Our planet is at a crossroads, and there is both an opportunity and a critical need to act now, and to do so boldly, Gary E. Knell, president and CEO of the National Geographic Society, said in a statement. National Geographic is proud to convene the first-ever Half-Earth Day to inspire people everywhere to understand and care for our world, furthering our progress toward
Record-breaking rain and flooding it caused wreaked havoc across Queensland, Australia during the past 7 days, forcing evacuations, causing power outages, road closures, and widespread crop losses. At least 1 person has been killed and six are missing. For farmers,...... Read more
About 200 people went to Fresno City Hall on September 29 to demand an end to the criminalization of the homeless, following the passing of a No Camping ordinance. The demand for house keys, not handcuffs, was met by a large contingent of police who surrounded the protesters and threatened them with arrest. A statement about the event stated that Fresno needs "a safe and legal place where homeless people can go 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Homeless people need a place to go and the same basic public services that everyone else in this city has - drinking water, a place to go to the bathroom and trash bins. In short, the homeless need to be treated with dignity and respect, because they are our brothers and sisters and in some cases our mothers, fathers or children."
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GAINESVILLE, Florida The University of Florida and the surrounding community came out in force Thursday, October 19th, to show Richard Spencer and his cadre of white nationalists that white supremacy would not be given a safe place in our state. Before the sun set, cowardly fascists would flee the wrath of UF, Spencer would decry the free speech event attendees as babies for speaking over him, and Tyler Eugene Tenbrinkaccompanied by William Henry Fears and Colton Jean Fearswould shoot at protesters on the corner of 34th and Archer. Self-defense, community organizing, and mutual aid remain our only hope for a future without masters, for a world built on a foundation of liberty, equality, and solidarity.
At the request of local organizers in Gainesville, we adopted a broad-based strategy to build popular support for the days resistance. Learning from the lessons of Auburn, Boston, and Berkeley, we eschewed the black bloc tactic in order to show community members that we were just like them: average, angry human beings with hearts that burned for justice. We say this in order to explain that while the black bloc can be an immensely strategic resource, at times it can also alienate the local populace. Tactically, we must be good listeners and show solidarity to our comrades who understand their communities more intimately than we ever could. By being responsive to community organizers desires, we can build broad-based movements that are inviting to sympathetic liberals and progressives while simultaneously being effective and militant in deplatforming fascist and racist organizers.
Battles with the government and army over land and mining rights has caused indigenous Shuar people long-term psychological damage, report says
Kimberley Brown | The Guardian | 17 October 2017
Months after they were evicted from their homes to make way for a mine, almost half the population of an Ecuadorian village is suffering from psychological damage, experts have said.
Psychiatrists found 42% of the indigenous Shuar people of Tsuntsuim village suffering from mental health problems and trauma. Many of the villagers had been involved in violent confrontations with Ecuadors military as they were removed from their homes.
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For Ana Santos, a college student from California, simply having
her beloved dog Bella in her life has been the greatest gift of
all. So, long before the pup's first birthday even rolled around,
Ana knew she wanted to make it as big a deal for Bella as Bella is
"Six months before her first birthday, I knew I had to do something special," Ana told The Dodo. That's when she started planning.
Credit: Ana SantosEnsuring Bella's surprise birthday party would be as epic as possible took lots of consideration on Ana's part. She started by making a list of everything that a proper pup party should have and then went above and beyond that.
Credit: Ana SantosShe even made a giant collage of photos she'd taken of Bella during their joyous start together.
Credit: Ana SantosNo party would be complete without Bella's pup pals.
https://qz.com/1106365/chinas-19th-party-congress-speech-text-what-xi-jinping-said-on-climate-south-china-sea-taiwan-technology/ President Xi Jinping hailed a new era for China in his speech at a pivotal Communist Party meeting yesterday (Oct. 18), an event that also effectively marks the start of his next five years in power (at least). He actually hailed it no less than 36 times in the three-and-a-half hour speech. What does 
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Eufaula, OK A woman who was shot 9 times by police while she was being held as a hostage at a bank in Eufaula, Oklahoma, is now seeking compensation for the horrific attack that left her disabled. Julie Huff was a customer at the Bank of Eufaula on Jan. 21, 2016, when a robber 
He was a nocturnal creature who gambled all night and slept all day. He took Valium at times for anxiousness, and had the doctor who prescribed it to him on retainer. He wagered up to a million dollars a night, but wandered around glitzy Las Vegas casinos in sweatpants and flip-flops, and carried his own 
Mandalay Bay Hotel Security Guard Jesus Campos made headlines for reportedly being the first individual to encounter Las Vegas shooting suspect, Stephen Paddock. He has now made his firstand, according to Ellen, his onlypublic appearance on the Ellen Show. Campos testimony is notable because he was reportedly Paddocks first victim, sustaining a gunshot wound to 
Writing for The New Yorker, Masha Gessen argues that the
events of this week are a
taste of military dictatorship:
Consider this nightmare scenario: a military coup. You dont have to strain your imaginationall you have to do is watch Thursdays White House press briefing, in which the chief of staff, John Kelly, defended President Trumps phone call to a military widow, Myeshia Johnson. The press briefing could serve as a preview of what a military coup in this country would look like....Among other things, White House chief of staff John Kelly argued that soldiers are better Americans than civilians, and dead soldiers are the best of all:
... when Kelly described his own distress after hearing the criticism of Trumps phone call, the general said that he had gone to walk among the finest men and women on this earth. And you can always find them because theyre in Arlington National Cemetery. So, by the best Americans, Kelly had meant dead Americansspecifically, fallen soldiers.Does this mean a coup is imminent? I don't think so. We have moments like this every time a Republican is president -- we're told that the troops are better than civilians, that criticizing a Republican war means attacking those ordered to fight it, and that celebrity military men are not to be questioned. The latter include Oliver North in the Reagan presidency, Norman Schwarzkopf in the first Bush presidency, and Colin Powell under both Bushes. ("The troops" had a sort of collective celebrity at times in both Bush presidencies.) All of this put a chill some dissent, but we never reached full-blown fascism, even when the military superstars and the presidents they served had stratospheric approval ratings.
... It is in totalitarian societies, which demand complete mobilization, that dying for ones country becomes the ultimate badge of honor. Growing up in the Soviet Union, I learned the names of ordinary soldiers who threw their bodies onto enemy tanks, becoming literal cannon fodder. All of us children had to aspire to the feat of martyrdom.
... At the end of the briefing, [Kelly] said that he would take questions only from those members of the press who had a personal connection to a fallen soldier, followed by those who knew a Gold Star family.... he was now explicitly denying a majority of Americansor the journalists representing themthe right to ask questions. This was a new twist on the Trump Administrations technique of shunning and shaming unfriendly members of the news media, except this time, it was framed explicitly in terms of national loyalty.
(DoomAndBloom) Every year, wildfires race throughout the western part of the country, causing property destruction and loss of life. So far, 21 people have died in the latest series of fires in Northern California with almost 500 still missing; 2000 buildings have been destroyed.
Ive reported on these events and made recommendations to those living in areas at risk, but the topic was made personal to me in 2016 when my home in Gatlinburg, Tennessee barely avoided being burnt to the foundation by the whims of the winds.
100 other homes on the mountain werent so lucky. Ive driven by areas months that look like a nuclear winter is in progress. The still-breathtaking views bear the scars of the conflagration and will for years to come. A total of over 2000 building were destroyed or damaged here, with 14 people killed and 134 injured.
(ASIDE: As with many other wildfires, this one was caused by humans. Two teenagers were initially arrested for aggravated arson but charges were later dropped. Apparently, if the fire was started in the National Park, it excluded state jurisdiction from prosecuting wrongdoers. Really? Who, then, does have jurisdiction? Smokey The Bear?)
As with the Tennessee wildfire, high winds are spreading flames throughout Northern California. Mandatory evacuations are being ordered in various areas and conditions are only worsening as time passes. The fire is traveling so fast that people, thinking their area was safe, woke up inhaling smoke and hitting the road in a panic. One couple escaped being burned by jumping into their pool.
What can you do in the face of an irresistible force like a wildfire? How can you protect your property (and yourself) from being devastated by fire?
Two main principles for property defense are
1) vegetation management
2) creating a defensible space.
It should be noted that property defense is not the same as personal defense. The main principles for personal defense in the face of a wildfire are get out of Dodge, hit the road, Jack, and skedaddle.
But lets talk about how you can prepare your property in advance to have a shot at surviving a wildfire. The first principle of wildfire preparedness is what we call vegetation management. With vegetation management, the key is to direct fires away from your house. There are several ways to accomplish this, all of which require vigilance and regular maintenance.
Youll want to clean up dead wood and leaf piles lying within 30 feet of your building structure. Pay special attention to cleari...
The term Spirit Cooking made occult rituals mainstream for a brief period last year after WikiLeaks released a trove of emails from the account of Hillary Clintons campaign chairman, John Podesta. While a number of celebrities and media moguls were tied to occult practices at the time, recent revelations have added more media royalty to 
It seems like theres another scam invented every day, and they only get more bizarre and cruel. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a warning about the rise and evolution of virtual kidnapping calls, in which extortionists scare unsuspecting people into paying ransom money to free a kidnapped loved one, when in reality no kidnapping has 
Water sources compared: Tap, bottled, filtered, spring water, reverse osmosis and more by: Derek Henry Natural News Are you a water snob? Given the state of water options today and their negative impact on the body, it may be a good...
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A series of volcanic eruptions may have helped bring about the downfall of the last Egyptian dynasty 2,000 years ago.
By suppressing the monsoons that swelled the Nile River each summer, triggering flooding that supported the region's agriculture, the eruptions probably helped usher in an era of periodic revolts [open, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00957-y] [DX], researchers report online October 17 in Nature Communications. That upheaval ultimately doomed the dynasty that ruled Egypt's Ptolemaic Kingdom for nearly 300 years until the death of Cleopatra.
[...] Manning and colleagues pored over historical texts from Ptolemaic Egypt, comparing periods of unrest with the volcanic record in the ice cores. Eruptions coincided with the onset of many recorded revolts. Political instability, famine and drought may have come to a head around 44 B.C., when Italy's Mount Etna erupted explosively. The Ptolemaic dynasty soon came to a close in 30 B.C. with Cleopatra's suicide.
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Emily Trost and her boyfriend were driving across the country on
a 10-week road trip when they stopped at a gas station in Montana.
They went inside to shop for a bit, and when they came out, they
found a tiny puppy sitting next to their car, as if shed been
waiting for them.
Credit: Emily TrostOur initial thought was that she was the pet of someone else using the gas station, Trost told The Dodo. My boyfriend and I went around to others at the gas station asking if she was theirs. We also waited with her to see if somebody came out of the gas station store to claim her. Nobody did, and as we were waiting, we realized how dirty she was with thorns, twigs and pricklies all caught in her long hair and our hearts broke for her.
Credit: Emily TrostAfter a while, a woman driving by pulled over and told the couple that she feeds stray dogs in the area, and begged them to take the little puppy with them. She said the puppy was a wonderful dog and deserved a good home, so the couple decided they would at least take her with them and maybe try to find a rescue to take her in but after petting the puppy and looking at her sweet, hopeful face, they both secretly knew that wasnt going to happen.
Credit: Emily TrostThey decided to name the puppy Montana after the state they had found her in. When Montana sat down next to the couples car that day, she was probably hopeful that the owners of the car would love and feed her for a little bit but she had no idea just how lucky she was going to get.
Despite what the media reports about Special Counsel Robert Mueller may be, his track record is not as pristine as he would like Americans to believe. Boston-based lawyer Harvey Silvergate penned an article for WGBH this week, recounting how Mueller, acting United States Attorney in Boston, attempted to entrap him.
When Mueller was the acting U