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Sunday, 21 October

00:30

Farmers Market Wayville "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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).

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Wednesday, 17 October

01:40

Tropical Storm "Tara" crawling near SW Mexico, life-threatening flash floods and mudslides possible "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Tropical Storm "Tara," the 20th named storm of the 2018 Pacific hurricane season is approaching southwestern Mexico, dropping heavy rain. Tara should pass very close to the coast or possibly move inland today or Wednesday, October 17. At 09:00 UTC on...... Read more

Die Washington Post hat ein Op-Ed zum Kommunismus und ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Die Washington Post hat ein Op-Ed zum Kommunismus und zur Angst. Sie erffnen mit der Prmisse, dass im Kommunismus das eigentlich Schlimme war, dass du nicht frei sagen konntest, was du denkst, aus Angst vor Spitzeln oder Polizeistaat. Dann kommt das Money Quote:

Until now, perhaps. A new study of political attitudes in the United States offers stunning evidence that most Americans censor themselves, except among people they regard as like-minded, on a bundle of sensitive topics: immigration and immigrants; race and racism; gay, lesbian and gender issues; and Islam and Muslims.
Wir haben sozusagen Sozialismus nur mit mehr Militarisierung des Polizeistaats, mit zwei Bullshit-Parteien statt einer, mit mehr Produkten im Laden, die aber alle entweder uns oder unsere Umwelt umbringen.

Infrastrukturapokalypse: Strom in mehreren Kommunen ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Infrastrukturapokalypse: Strom in mehreren Kommunen in Nordkalifornien abgedreht, aus Angst, die berlandleitungen knnten Funken werfen und damit einen Flchenbrand auslsen.

Heute gleich ein zweifacher Datenreichtum: Im CSU-Online-Shop ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Heute gleich ein zweifacher Datenreichtum: Im CSU-Online-Shop und bei Donald Daters, einer Dating-App fr Trump-Untersttzer. Sagt was ihr wollt, aber deren Slogan ist geil: Make America Date Again :-D

Series of strong earthquakes near Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A series of strong earthquakes hit near the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia on October 16, 2018. The sequence started with M6.3, registered by the USGS at 00:28 UTC. The quake was followed by M6.4 at 01:03 UTC and 14 quakes over the next 6 hours with magnitudes...... Read more

01:31

Hands-on video with Adobes upcoming Photoshop for iPad The Loop

Watch the video, embedded in the main Loop post, follow the headline link for the Verge review.

Read this on The Loop

00:54

Brazilian iPhone owners woke up 1 hour earlier today The Loop

Reddit:

Basically, a failure involving iPhone and local carrier TIM has made iPhone owners wake up 1 hour earlier today.

Thats because the smartphone adjusted automatically for daylight saving time, but that year the start of the DST was postponed to November due to the second round of presidential elections and the National High School Exam.

A small fraction of Android users was affected, but problem hit mainly iPhone users.

Thats a major oops. I wonder if Apple has a mechanism in place to deal with time changes like this.

Read this on The Loop

00:48

macOS Mojave and the broken logic of Reduce transparency The Loop

Craig Grannell:

The standard macOS interface has quite a few semi-transparent elements, which like frosted glass provide a glimpse of whats beneath them. At Apple events, execs go giddy about how pretty this is. In use, these elements vary from being distracting to outright dangerous. For example, if you have a motion-sickness issue and an animating web page is sitting behind a semi-transparent element, it can take a while before you realise its affecting you, by which time its too late and youre already dizzy.

And:

Fine, says Apple, grumpily, so just turn on Reduce transparency. Only its not that simple. Because when you do, Apple designers get in a strop and hurl logic out of the window. What youd expect to happen is for macOS to remove the semi-transparent bits. So instead of Finder sidebars or the macOS app switcher showing whats beneath them, theyd just have a neutral solid background. Nope. Instead, in its infinite wisdom, Apples decided those components should instead be coloured by your Desktop background.

Stephen Hackett put together a few screenshots to show off this effect.

To me, this sort of thing happens due to lack of a specific branch of testing. Seems to me, someone at Apple should reach out to Craig Grannell and ask him (and other leaders in the accessibility community) to beta test new software/hardware early in the cycle, so they have time to address these sorts of issues. I believe accessibility testing would be greatly enhanced by voices, hands, eyes of real world experience.

Read this on The Loop

00:39

Now that Google+ has been shuttered, I should air my dirty laundry The Loop

Wow. Just wow.

Theres a lot of anger in this riveting piece, but dont be quick to dismiss Morgans story. Lots of lessons learned, and I suspect you might recognize some of the behavior he encountered in people in your universe.

[H/T Khaled]

Read this on The Loop

00:30

Apple and bagels The Loop

And that said, I do recognize how trivial this is. But I was born with a deep, familial appreciation of bagels, so this hits home for me.

I think the bagel Wikipedia page has some images that might be a good starting point for rev 3. The key is texture.

Read this on The Loop

00:15

Apple is donating 1,000 watches for a new study to track binge eating The Loop

CNBC:

The University of North Carolinas medical school will soon be starting a study called BEGIN, which stands for Binge Eating Genetics Initiative, to better understand overeating. People with binge eating disorder often eat large amounts of food uncontrollably in a small period of time.

And:

Each participant will be given a free watch, courtesy of Apple, and researchers will monitor their heart rate using the devices sensor over the course of a month to see if there are spikes before binge eating episodes. Its likely that a binging and purging episode would cause some biological change that would show up in the Apple Watch data, according to Bulik.

As the capabilities of the Apple Watch grow, as more sensors are added, we should see more and more of these sorts of studies. Terrific use of technology.

Read this on The Loop

00:04

PERTH Tegan Sapwells Tweet Barry Urban is yet to appear in Perth Magistrates Court to face fraud "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Tegan Sapwells Tweet Barry Urban is yet to appear in Perth Magistrates Court to face fraud .

October 16, 2018 at 12:02PM .

Barry Urban is yet to appear in Perth Magistrates Court to face fraud charges. He was due to appear at 9am. If hes not here by 10.30 the Magistrate

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Tuesday, 16 October

22:29

Audi car corporation fined for fraud "IndyWatch Feed National"

This video from Australia says about itself:

Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler arrested over dieselgate scandal | Auto Expert John Cadogan

19 June 2018

Rupert Stadler, the boss of Audi, was arrested by German prosecutors on Monday.

Sunday June 10th was probably Professor Stadlers last happy full day. Investigators invited themselves into his private residence a week ago Monday (imagine his delight senior execs love that: We were driving past and saw your light on; just thought wed drop in) wherein they found interesting documentation relating to fraud and false advertising, allegedly.

The Financial Times says the information at Chateau Stadler helped them uncover another 20 suspects in the biggest public health scandal of the decade.

Big Rupie enjoyed that first date at his place so much that a week later he went back to their place to assist with enquiries, as tradition has it, and now it seems hes moved in.

Audi has confirmed Gassy Ruperts new domicile, while many news outlets say hes been remanded in custody because they dont trust him not to tamper with the evidence.

Youd think an advanced society like ze Chermans would have laws against perverting the course of justice

Anyway, Isaac Newton said so famously about the mighty: such a long way to fall. From boardroom bigwig to polisher of Bubbas big bratwurst behind bars in the Bavarian big house. Something of a literal and metaphoric comeuppance.

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22:25

Khashoggi Was No Critic of Saudi Regime "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, who disappeared in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week is not quite the critic of the Saudi regime that the Western media says he is, writes Asad AbuKhalil.

22:23

Air Force Chief Lauds Trump, 2411 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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22:22

Growing Ecological Perspective in Movements with WALHI Jatim "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

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WALHI Jatim is the East Java regional executive of the biggest environmental movement in Indonesia. Founded in 1982, WALHI Jatim began as a pressure group fighting for rights of community groups and environmental awareness, consisting of non-government organisations and independent collectives within the province.

In July 2018, EngageMedia had the opportunity to join one of the movements initiative involving the residents of coastal village in Banyuwangi, a regency located at the easternmost tip of Java. Dubbed as School of Ecology, the initiative produces informal learning circles in villages and urban poor areas. These learning circles are also accessible in other pockets of settlements where there are environment and human rights crises; mostly due to development projects and pressure from the manufacture and extractive industry.

People who joined the School of Ecology at the time of EngageMedias involvement were villagers who rely mostly on the capacity of land and sea for farming, fisheries and beach tourism. There were also guest students from Laskar Hijau, a community-based organisation known for their resistance alongside farmers against destruction of forests by big companies. Laskar Hijau will host the next learning circles in their area, following the initial design of knowledge exchange among student-participants.

Moun T Pitu

Afandi, WALHI Jatims Head of Advocacy explained that the initiative stemmed from a criticism that the perspective of ecology is often overlooked in developing curriculum for victims of environment destruction and natural exploitation. Afandi said in front of the class:

We tend to focus on the anthropocentric impact which can mislead our movements to how much companies or government can compensate the victims. Enriching our perspective in ecology means that we as humans are part of the natures equilibrium. Even without companies and government destroying our natural surroundings, an individual already has the power to cause destruction with as simple as regular use of synthetic fertilizers.

The hosts for the current round of the learning circle are victims of a massive mineral exploitation in the coast of Banyuwangi, who were involved in the resistanc...

The great London tornado of 1091 "IndyWatch Feed World"

No Cockneys were born in London at the end of the 11th century. Bow bells lay cracked and rusting in the dirt. The church of St Mary on Cheapside was in ruins. A tornado had wrecked London. Everybody's heard of the Great Fire and the Great Plague, but London has suffered many other calamities over the years. One of the more intriguing is the Great Tornado of 1091. This huge whirlwind struck the capital in mid-October, twisting in from the south-west. Two chroniclers of the time recorded the devastation. According to William of Malmesbury, 'Churches and houses, enclosures and walls were left in heaps'. Huge timbers, as long as five men, were ripped from the roof of St Mary and lodged into the ground to a depth of six metres. 'It was remarkable to see how they penetrated the hard surface of the public street [presumably Cheapside], in the same arrangement as they had been placed by the craftsman's skill,' says William.

22:21

FLASHBACK: Saudi Arabia & Russia agreed in September to lift oil output "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russia and Saudi Arabia struck a private deal in September to raise oil output to cool rising prices and informed the United States before a meeting in Algiers with other producers, four sources familiar with the plan said. U.S. President Donald Trump has blamed the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) for high crude prices and called on it to boost output to bring down fuel costs before the U.S. congressional elections on Nov. 6. The deal underlines how Russia and Saudi Arabia are increasingly deciding oil output policies bilaterally, before consulting with the rest of OPEC.

22:19

Judge Jeanine Its a Red Wave Coming, 2409 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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22:17

MACKAY Dog cops blame for P-platers power pole smash "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY October 16, 2018 at 06:03AM ,

Dog cops blame for P-platers power pole smash

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MACKAY Andergrove Convenience Store Break In "IndyWatch Feed National"

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22:15

No More American LNG in China: Beijing Deals Serious Blow to US Energy Sector "IndyWatch Feed World"

United States (Sputnik)  The developments come amid the ongoing trade spat between Beijing and Washington. As of September 24, US President Donald Trump imposed additional tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, while China retaliated with levies on $60 billion in American products, including a 10-percent tariff on US liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Beijing has put an end to its purchase of US liquefied natural gas (LNG), Reuters cited several sources as saying late last week.

In his opinion piece for Sputnik, political analyst Dmitry Lekukh pointed out that the move will deal a very serious blow to the US energy sector given that last year the Americans supplied about 3.6 million tons of LNG to the Chinese markets.

Lekukh recalled that in the past year, US LNG manufacturers have earned about one billion dollars per month from LNG exports to China.

Given the constant reduction of Chinese coal capacities and the growth of the countrys gas needs, the US is now losing access to the most promising market in Southeast Asia, he noted, adding that China is expected to become the leader among gas importers by November of this year.

As for the US, it will most likely face the problem of overproduction of liquefied gas in view of the forced political withdrawal of American LNG from the thriving Chinese markets, according to Lekukh.

For US energy structures, overproduction is very bad news in this case. Especially if you take into account the parallel capacity of the Russian Yamal region, compared to which American shale is not very competitive on Asian markets. Technically, Americans cannot be seen as Russias competitors [in this field]. Moreover, they themselves are partly to buy Russian LNG, he added.

In this vein, Lekukh recalled that the US LNG manufacturers are also not very competitive as compared to traditional suppliers from Qatar and other Gulf states which deliver the fuel to Southeast Asia.

It is safe to assume, therefore, that the European markets may become the most suitable victim of the American shale expansion something that will neither be prevented by Nord Stream nor Turkish Stream [gas pipeline projects], he pointed out.

Of course, no one doubts that both the Nord Stream and Turkish Stream pipelines will finally be built. But this does not mean at all that all of Europe will sit out on the consumption of cheap and high-quality Russian pip...

22:12

Good Job WashingtonFY 2018 Budget Deficit Jumps By 17%, Highest Since 2012 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The U.S. federal budget deficit rose in fiscal 2018 to the highest level in six years as spending climbed, the Trump administration said Monday.

The deficit jumped to $779 billion, $113 billion or 17 percent higher than the previous fiscal period, according to a statement from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. It was larger than any year since 2012, when it topped $1 trillion. The budget shortfall rose to 3.9 percent of U.S. gross domestic product.

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/15/us-budget-deficit-expands-to-779-billion-in-fiscal-2018-as-spending-surges.html

22:10

James Turk This Catalyst Will Create A Massive Upside Surge In Gold & Silver "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

James Turk This Catalyst Will Create A Massive Upside Surge In Gold & Silver from King World News With the price of gold surging nearly $10 and the price of silver nearing the $15 level, today James Turk told...

The post James Turk This Catalyst Will Create A Massive Upside Surge In Gold & Silver appeared first on The Daily Coin.

22:06

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22:05

Die deutsche Kinder-NSA ZITiS kriegt 36,7 Mio Budget ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Die deutsche Kinder-NSA ZITiS kriegt 36,7 Mio Budget und soll damit einen Supercomputer zum Entschlsseln eurer Krypto bauen. Ja, richtig gelesen. Eure Steuergelder werden gegen euch verwendet, um eure Krypto zu brechen, fr die ihr auch gutes Geld ausgegeben habt.

In den anderen Arbeitsfeldern rstet ZITiS ebenfalls auf, wobei zwei besonderes Gewicht erhalten. Im Bereich der Digitalen Forensik forscht und entwickelt ZITiS unter anderem an Passwortsuche und der Auswertung von Smartphones. Bisher haben Polizeibehrden sieben verschiedene Software-Tools gekauft, um beschlagnahmte Mobilgerte auszulesen. Dieser Wildwuchs soll bei ZITiS vereinheitlicht werden.
Da weite doch, wofrde Steuern zahlst!

22:05

Call for contributions: Towards a better future for precarious workers? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

The Future of Work Round Table isn't complete without your input. We warmly invite you to join in the discussion.

Photo by Milorad Dra. Creative Commons BY-NC-ND.

On Monday the 9th of October, Beyond Slavery and Trafficking launched a virtual round table on the future of work. Produced in collaboration with the Ford Foundation, this project brought together 12 leading experts to explore 1) how and why work has changed, 2) the impact of programmes to encourage ethical consumption and investment, 3) ways of encouraging business leaders and policy makers to prioritise working conditions, 4) strategies for effectively responding to the global 'race to the bottom, and 5) practical suggestions for how existing regulations and organisations can keep up with global changes.

The round table is not yet complete. To help continue this important conversation, we are now circulating this open call for a second round of contributions which respond to specific issues and challenges from the round table. It is on this basis that we are encouraging submissions which take the following form:

  1. Responses to the individual questions and accompanying answers that featured in the round table. The five questions from the round table are summarized above (1-5), and can be found in full here.

  2. Responses to the joint funders statement which was produced by the Ford Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, and the Sage Fund. This statement speaks to fundamental questions regarding philanthropy and funding, so we are keen to feature responses that address its specific conclusions.

  3. Responses to the original Ford Foundation report  Quality Work Worldwide  which identified a number of strategies for improving protections against labour exploitation and vulnerability, and for enabling workers to more effectively participate in shaping their terms of employment.

Since the round table covers so...

22:02

Dissident voices beware: Succumb to Facebook & Twitter's demands or get banned (or both) "IndyWatch Feed World"

A recent purge by Facebook and Twitter of a host of independent media sites has pushed thousands of people out of work and has killed one of the most effective forms of expressing political dissent. On Thursday last week, Facebook purged more than 800 pages and accounts, accusing them of engaging in "inauthentic behaviour" and violating Facebook's anti-spam policies. According to a statement released by Facebook on its website, many of these pages were: "using fake accounts or multiple accounts with the same names and posted massive amounts of content across a network of Groups and Pages to drive traffic to their websites. Many used the same techniques to make their content appear more popular on Facebook than it really was. Others were ad farms using Facebook to mislead people into thinking that they were forums for legitimate political debate." One of these pages was The Anti-Media, which I have worked for since mid-2016. Until the purge, we had some 2.17 million followers on...

22:02

Acropolis Museum offers free admission on October 28th "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Like every year on Greeces  National Holiday on October 28th, the Acropolis Museum open its gates to visitors free of charge. The Museum will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors will be able to tour through the permanent exhibitions of the Acropolis Museum that include findings of the countrys most important Temple

The post Acropolis Museum offers free admission on October 28th appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

22:01

Nikki Haley, we hardly knew ya "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nikki Haley surprised the American and international foreign policy establishment by announcing on Tuesday her intention to resign as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, effective at the end of this year. While President Donald Trump indicated he had known of her desire in this regard for some time, the announcement took virtually everyone else in the Trump administration-including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton-by surprise. Unlike previous senior-level administration departures, which were charged with acrimony and angst, Trump went out of his way to praise Haley, holding a news conference at which he complimented her for her work. The reasons for her decision are stated as "personal," and speculation abounds about potential causal factors. But at the end of the day, Haley's resignation was a political act carried out by a political person for her own personal political gain. To back up this assertion, here's a bit of background about...

22:00

Life Imitates Art: 3D Printed Banksy Frame Shreds Oeuvre, Prints Money "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

[David] is working on a re-design of his piece which will be easier to build so keep an eye on his Reddit thread if youd like to print your own.

22:00

"Groundhog day": Corbyn slams May as she updates parliament on bungling Brexit "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jeremy Corbyn attacked Theresa May after she updated MPs on Brexit, with reports that the issue of the Irish border is proving to be a huge sticking point for the EU 27. The Labour leader called the statement 'groundhog day.' May announced that, following intense negotiations, the EU stated they have agreed to consider a UK-wide backstop. Their original proposal was a backstop plan for Northern Ireland-only. There had been hope among British officials that a deal could have been agreed on Sunday, but that soon dissipated as the contentious issue of the Irish border once again scuppered proceedings.

21:57

Qt 5.12 Beta 2 Brings Many Fixes "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Just two weeks after the Qt 5.12 beta release, a second beta is now available for testing of this forthcoming tool-kit update...

21:57

Khashoggi probe: Turkish forensics team to search consul-general's residence "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Source tells MEE the consulate has been meticulously searched, with particular attention turned on soil samples from the garden

21:55

Ukraine"s Neighbors Are Marching Out of Step "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Kiev needs more than just hostility toward Russia in order to reach its goals. Its relationships with its neighbors have recently become a serious problem and a stumbling block to achieving its much-desired dream of becoming a permanent part of the Western world.

21:51

We can be angry for all the right reasons "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

An interesting take on the psychology of Trump:

Donald Trump is an anger troll. Rage is the one thing he capably nurtures and grows. He stoked anger in people horrified by Kavanaughs confirmation and is now turning it against them. This is an old tactic: drive people crazy, then call them so. As projects of government go, this one is as familiar as it is contemptible. He wants to make his followers feel threatened. To achieve this, he needs his opponents to seem irrational. So he sets about making them angry.

He insults them, railroads them, calls people protesting for justice liars and profit-seekers even as he openly enriches his friends. He gives them offensive nicknames and mocks their pain for fun, and to get them to lose control. Hes doing this in plain sightits pretty obvious why people are angrybut his goal is to make their reaction look inexplicable, beyond the pale. After leading angry crowds to yell abuse at anyone he points to, he turns around and marvels at how irrational and dangerous his targets are.

As tactics go, this one is dumb and transparent, but its worth describing it because it works. It works a lot. Trump is not a genius. But he instinctively understands the dynamic of provoking and then delegitimizing someone elses pain. As Adam Serwer wrote, hes energized by the suffering he causes others andsecondarilyby the bond that ritualized cruelty forges with his base, which has been connected by fear of others. From Trumps perspective, its kind of fun that people feel compassion for the families he separated. Its delightful that women are worried about rights he has expressly said he wanted to take from them. And, after insulting and belittling people hes supposed to be governing, he enjoys acting surprised that they mind.

Its a silly and ugly game, but its the only true rule of Trumpism: be the sorest winner imaginable. Aspire to nothing but power and status. Hold no principle sacred. Withhold justice and insult those who object. Yes, the effects of this are predictable. It doesnt take a genius of social engineering to be the why are you hitting yourself? guy. All it takes is a willingness to be him.

Yeah, thats the man. But its only half the problem: the other half is an electorate that falls for it every time, that fails to recognize that a lack of principle and a narcissistic need for power are bad things, and not a sufficient reason to give the narcissist the power he craves. Slightly more than half the population sees right through him and is really pissed that the orange troll has gotten what he was after they are righteously angry and the remainder have completely fallen for the lies and are in a...

21:49

Man claiming ISIS allegiance injures woman in hostage situation at Cologne's central station "IndyWatch Feed World"

A hostage situation broke out near the main railway station in Cologne, German police confirmed, while local media say there is heavy presence of officers armed with submachine guns. "We assume that a hostage has been taken, either at McDonald's or at a nearby pharmacy," a police spokeswoman told Reuters. "A woman is probably being held but we don't have any further details," she added. The suspect seems to be armed, but his identity is yet to be established, police said. It is unknown at this stage if the perpetrator has any terrorist connections. Nevertheless, the police counter-terrorism team are gearing up for the possible hostage rescue, local media said.

21:47

Liberal Asian Elites Tell Less-Advantaged Asians To Shut Up And Accept College Discrimination "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

When privileged Asian-Americans argue race-based discrimination is acceptable, they allow themselves to be used as a wedge group.

21:47

Its Past Time For Pope Francis To Come Clean, But Instead Hes Burying Himself "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The loss of confidence in Pope Francis reflects that his mismanagement of the crisis has been a scandal in itself. It may also reveal a growing public awareness of Francis own poor record.

21:47

The United States Is Entering A New Cold War With China "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It is better to be a conservative realist and nationalist than to be a utopian internationalist and be slapped in the face by reality.

21:47

Mehreen Faruqi lectures, "What has a place in Australia" "IndyWatch Feed National"

The white supremacy the Government voted for yesterday has no place in Australia. My speech in the @AuSenate just now #auspol pic.twitter.com/IfkA15Wmbn Mehreen Faruqi (@MehreenFaruqi) October 16, 2018

21:46

German Election Says Merkel Must Go, 2410 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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21:46

Why Open Borders Are Bad For Americas Immigrants "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In 'Melting Pot or Civil War? A Son of Immigrants Makes the Case Against Open Borders,' Reihan Salam says America must make smart investments in alleviating global poverty as it moves toward a more skills-based immigration system.

21:46

The Kanye-Trump Bromance Highlights Our Cultures Yearning For Fathers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The campaign Im with her just didnt make me feel, as a guy, that didnt get to see my dad all the time like a guy that could play catch with his son.

21:46

The Humanities Degree Is Dying, And Thats A Good Thing "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As artificial intelligence advances and the humanities decline, we need to consider how to create meaningful connection in a digital world.

21:46

Why Mansfield Park Was Jane Austens Best Novel "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Modern readers arent quite as interested in a tale where virtue is rewarded and vice punished, but it's her best regardless.

21:45

Wolf Richter: Making Sense Of The Recent Market Gyrations "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Wolf Richter: Making Sense Of The Recent Market Gyrations by Adam Taggart Peak Prosperity Every week at PeakProsperity.com, we record a podcast exclusive for our premium subscribers titled Off The Cuff, where Chris and a weekly expert discuss the...

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21:44

The Kardashians Have Always Been In On The Joke "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If theres one thread tying together both Oct. 14ths, separated by eleven long years, its the theme of self-deprecation.

21:44

What Gosnells Pro-Choice Libertarian Actor Dean Cain Says About The Film Will Surprise You "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

They will think of it as a pro-life movie. But it just tells the story. The characters really wrestle, says Gosnell: The Trial of Americas Biggest Serial Killer lead actor Dean Cain.

21:44

What Netflixs Big Mouth Gets So Wrong About Planned Parenthood And Teen Sex "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Im a former sex educator trained by Planned Parenthood, so I know the shows portrayal of them as a clinic that helps adolescents and families is way off the mark.

21:44

Revisiting Battlestar Galactica: Guess Whats Coming to Dinner? And Sine Qua Non "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Humans and rebel Cylons form an alliance to find Earth, but events immediately conspire to destroy it.

21:44

China endorses Pakistans aid request to IMF "IndyWatch Feed War"

China on Monday endorsed Pakistans request to International Monetary Fund (IMF) for financial assistance for addressing its economic challenges, but cautioned that the facility should not affect economic cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing.

As a member of the IMF, China supports the organisation in making an objective evaluation of Pakistan based on professionalism and earnestly helping it properly address the current difficulty, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said at his press briefing in Beijing. His remarks were shared with the Pakistani media by the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad.

Pakistan had last week formally applied for IMF assistance to deal with the impending balance of payments crisis. Although, it isnt clear as yet how much money Pakistan could be requiring, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the country could need around $12 billion to deal with the problem.

A team of IMF officials is scheduled to visit Islamabad on Nov 7 for talks on the size of the loan facility that Pakistan would be requiring. As IMF considers Pakistans request, its Managing Director Christine Lagarde has said that the lender would need to determine the debt sustainability of the country by having a complete understanding and absolute transparency about the nature, size and terms of its debt.

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Certain quarters believe that Pakistan, which is undertaking China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) a massive infrastructure and connectivity project in collaboration with China, is finding itself in difficult situation because of mounting Chinese debt. This view is supported by the US, which has significant influence on the IMF board.

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert had after submission of Pakistans request for IMF assistance said: Pakistan has formally requested assistance from the International Monetary Fund. In all cases, we examine that closely from all angles of it, including Pakistans debt position, in evaluating any type of loan programme. I think part of the reason that Pakistan found itself in this situation is Chinese debt and the fact that there is debt that governments have incurred that they maybe thought wouldnt be so tough to bail themselves out of, but has become increasingly tough.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had spoken about it long before Pakistan had even reached out to IMF for help. He had on that occasion said that IMF bailout for Pakistan would benefit China.

Chinese spokes...

21:42

Iranian Front Group Funds Institutions Across US "IndyWatch Feed War"

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani arrives at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport (Photo: ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)Irans President Hassan Rouhani (C) arrives at Tehrans Mehrabad Airport. (Photo: ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

The Alavi Foundation is an Iranian front group that funds mosques and educational institutions in the U.S. and Canada.

In 2009, federal prosecutors charged that the Alavi Foundation was a front group for the Iranian government and violated U.S. law by transferring rental income from its properties to Irans Bank Melli, which was sanctioned in 2007 for supporting the Iranian nuclear program.

Those properties included a 36-story office building on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan worth $1 billion owned by the Alavi Foundation along with the Assa Corporation. Other properties included Islamic centers comprising schools and mosques in New York City, Maryland, California, Texas and Virginia.

A suit was later brought against the Alavi Foundation and the Assa Corporation by survivors of Iranian-regime terror attacks. In 2017, a New York court ruled the U.S. government could seize the Manhattan skyscraper  from the Alavi Foundation. (The court concluded the foundation knew and helped hide the fact that the Assa Corporation was also a front for the Iranian government.)

The decision was overturned by an appeals court later that ye...

21:42

Why CalPERS Matters "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Diligens, a member of the Establishment not loyal to his class Yves asked me to explain why CalPERS matters, not just to government workers or taxpayers in California, but to anyone who cares whether our financial institutions serve citizens or whether the reality is the opposite. Let me tell you something about myself. I []

21:41

Update and Perspectives "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

One Perspective

"In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king." I think of this quote often these days when the media attacks the President for doing the right thing. There's a lot of blindness inside the beltway, in the hallowed halls of the mainstream media, at Satan's Vatican and the rest of America's elite universities. And I'm not saying that wisdom is reposed in fly-over country exclusively, but even one eye is better than being totally blind - in a metaphorical sense.

The nation elected Donald Trump as president. It elected legislators where Republicans are in the majority. It did these things to restore balance to the dismal years of Obamanation that we experienced. And Obama re-entered the political spotlight (as if to say, NO, I'm Spartacus), stumping for candidates, and then mysteriously withdrew. Has he stopped sending a tingle up the legs of homosexual males? I can't say. You'd have to ask them.

It may be wishful thinking, but my sense is that the Republicans will keep control of the legislature in the mid-term.

Meanwhile, the work at the White Wolf Mine continues, and with the lease on the interim house expired and me moved out, I'm staying with children in the mean time. It's nice to spend time with the grandkids, and consulting work continues, so I'm not underfoot all that much. But the situation is far from ideal.

Now a few other observations:

North/South Korea

On 16 October, North Korea, South Korea and the United Nations Command convened their first three-way meeting to discuss demilitarizing the Joint Security Area at Panmunjom.

Other topics up for discussion are an evaluation of progress in removing landmines and guard posts, adjustments to border surveillance equipment, and ways to mutually verify demilitarization efforts. The US was displeased by the military annex to the Pyongyang Declaration because it was not consulted. A military agreement between the two Koreas, who are technically still at war, is not a bilateral issue, and the senior Alliance partner was not involved. The Commander of the UN Command in Korea is a US Army General who is also the Commander of US Forces Korea. The US is now involved, and the US Commander said he supports tension reduction measures, including the removal of land mines and some guard posts along the Demilitarized Zone.

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21:41

20 high-ranking officials testify to prosecutor over deadly blaze in July "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Regional and local government officials, former chiefs in charge of Police, the Fire Service and as well as members of the Coast Guard, a total of 21 people started arriving at the prosecutors office in Athens on Tuesday morning. In presence of their lawyers, the officials have to answer questions about the tragedy in Mati,

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21:37

Pompeo meets Saudi king over Khashoggi case, Turks to search consuls residence "IndyWatch Feed War"


Saudi Arabias King Salman (R) meets with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Riyadh on Oct. 16, 2018. (Leah Millis/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Saudi Arabias King Salman on Tuesday to discuss the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Turkish police prepared to search the Saudi consuls residence in Istanbul in a widening probe.

Khashoggi, a U.S. resident and leading critic of the Saudi crown prince, vanished after entering the consulate on Oct. 2. Turkish officials say they believe he was murdered there and his body removed, which the Saudis strongly deny.

President Donald Trump, who dispatched Pompeo to Riyadh amid strained ties with the key ally, has speculated that rogue killers may be responsible after speaking with King Salman.

21:35

NZ Politics: Parting Shot Revelation in the Bridges Expense Leak Saga "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A fascinating twist to the Simon Bridges Expenses Leak Witch Hunt saga. Despite Bridges initially being certain the leak didnt come from within his own party, it turned out the party pooper was indeed a party-within-the-party. Subsequently, the guilty party has been sacked, but not without a nice little parting shot: The revelation that Mr. []

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21:30

Rare octopus off Dutch coast, video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This October 2018 video shows a curled octopus in the North Sea, about 8 kilometer off the Callantsoog coast in the Netherlands.

This is the first time ever that species was filmed in Dutch waters.

21:30

Macron looks to revive fortunes with cabinet reshuffle "IndyWatch Feed War"

French President Emmanuel Macron reshuffled his cabinet on Tuesday, appointing new interior, agriculture and culture ministers after a weeks-long search for new talent to try to revive his governments flagging fortunes.

Two weeks after political veteran Gerard Collomb resigned unexpectedly as interior minister, Macron appointed the ultra-loyal head of his Republic on the Move party, Christophe Castaner, to replace him.

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The centrist also fired his agriculture and culture ministers, seen as weak links in his cabinet, which is a complicated blend of experts and more experienced politicians, from the left and right.

Collombs departure on October 2 was a blow to Macron and coincided with a slump in the presidents popularity after a summer overshadowed by a scandal involving a close aide, several verbal gaffes and disappointing economic data.

His resignation came hot on the heels of that of popular environment minister Nicolas Hulot in August, creating a sense of disarray in the reformist cabinet.

Macrons delay in carrying out the reshuffle, caused in part by his difficulty in convincing big names to join his team, has added to the sense of a loss in momentum after a fast-paced first year in office, analysts say.

In Macrons shadow

The pro-business 40-year-old leader will hope the reshaped executive team which keeps the prime minister, foreign and economy ministers in place will open a new chapter after a torrid few months.

Macrons polling numbers have slumped to their lowest level since his electoral victory in May 2017, with surveys showing that only around 30 percent of French voters have a positive view of his presidency.

Christophe Castaner, a 52-year-old former Socialist MP, had been widely tipped for the role to replace Collomb, who is returning to his home town of Lyon to serve as mayor.

A confident performer in the media and with family roots outside the Parisian political elite, Castaner is a central figure in Macrons inner circle but has little experience of national policing or security issues.

The current head of Frances domestic intelligence agency, Laurent Nunez, was named as his understudy at the interior ministry.

Didier Guillaume, a former Socialist, was named agriculture minister, replacing Stephane Travert, and Franck Riester, a former centre-right Republicans lawmaker takes over from publisher Francoise Nyssen in culture.

Macron also named a new minister for relations with local government, with Jacqueline Gourault taking over the tricky portfolio at a time of budget cuts that...

21:30

Voter Turnout in USA "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

We think of elections as being by won by candidate who gets more votes. In the United States, however, there is a third factor: the number of people who could vote but didnt: The United States has one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the developed world. In 2016, for instance, just under 56 percent of

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21:28

Deal Will Blame Khashoggi Death on Botched Interrogation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The coverup of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, killed on behalf of the Saudi clown prince Mohammad bin Salman, proceeds apace. It is part of a deal between Turkey and Saudi Arabia under the aegis of the United States. The...

21:25

Insiders Claim Putin Belonged to the Royal Arch Lodge of Freemasonry "IndyWatch Feed World"

Bloggers claiming to be ex-Intelligence agents say crazed MI-5 & MI-6 wreak havoc for the Illuminati

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

Blogs by people claiming to be former MI-5 and MI-6 agents paint a sordid picture of state terrorism, rape, torture, mind control, murder and pedophilia all in the service of the Illuminati.

The main blog is called "Richard Tomlinson and the Russians" An 'Unofficial Biography' of an ex-MI6 officer who is currently engaged in a battle with British Intelligence, in order to stop a campaign of harassment against him... Mr. Tomlinson is a Royal Arch Freemason... trained as an MI-6 mind-control programmer."

Vladimir Putin and Henry Kissinger allegedly having a Masonic handshake

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21:25

America Must Realize It Has No Say in Syria's Future "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Washington should bring its forces home. Neither Iraq nor Syria has threatened America. In any case, President Donald Trump has no warrant to occupy Syria without congressional approval and has no purpose which justifies congressional assent.

21:22

Jeff Bezos Wants Us All to Leave Earthfor Good "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

At Blue Origin, Amazons space-obsessed founder is building rockets, and he hopes to someday blast humanity into an extraterrestrial future.

21:22

Apple Donates 1,000 Apple Watches to Binge Eating Study "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Apple donates 1,000 watches to eating disorder study

The use of Apple Watches in medical studies now includes research into eating disorders. Apple is donating 1,000 smartwatches to a University of North Carolina study (the Binge Eating Genetics Initiative, or BEGIN) that will help understand bulimia nervosa patients and others with binge eating behavior. The wristwear will track heart rates over a month-long period to see if there are any spikes ahead of binging incidents. If there are, it might be possible to alert caregivers and patients before these acts take place.

They either have too many unwanted smartwatches laying around, or want doctors to prescribe the Apple Watch treatment.

Also at 9to5Mac and Fast Company.

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21:19

Brexit: Things Are Always Darkest Before They Go Completely Black "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Don't kid yourself that the current relative calm on the Brexit front is a good thing.

21:19

Mahathir puts Uighur rights above China ties "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Malaysian leader's move to send ethnic Uighur Muslim detainees to Turkey defied a Chinese extradition request and threatens to roil already strained bilateral relations


China and Malaysias relations are set for a new test after the Muslim-majority country freed 11 ethnic Uighur Muslim detainees it held on humanitarian grounds, ignoring a months-old request from Beijing for their repatriation on security grounds. The detainees had been charged with illegally entering Malaysia after escaping a jail in Thailand last November.

Malaysian prosecutors dropped charges against the Uighurs, a Turkic language-speaking Muslim ethnic minority indigenous to Chinas western Xinjiang province. Last week they were allowed to travel to Turkey, where thousands have fled to seek asylum from Chinese persecution and are welcomed by Turkish nationalists who regard them as kin.

The Uighur detainees had been imprisoned in Thailand since 2014 and were ordered to remain in custody until their nationalities could be proven, a situation complicated by the fact that both China and Turkey claim them as their citizens. Twenty prisoners staged a jailbreak last year using blankets to scale barbed-wire fences, with some crossing into neighboring Malaysia.

They have done nothing wrong in this country, so they are released, Malaysias Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told reporters in his first public comments on the issue since charges against the Uighur detainees were withdrawn. A statement by Chinas Foreign Ministry, however, took a hard diplomatic line against the decision.

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21:15

BIG Judicial Watch Court Victory Against Antifa & the Violent Left (Videos) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

BIG Judicial Watch Court Victory Against Antifa & the Violent Left Videos A California teachers case to block Judicial Watch from obtaining public records about her violent Antifa activism is entirely frivolous, a federal judge said during a hearing this...

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Those who hate our freedom will have unquestioned access to the minds of 2 billion people "IndyWatch Feed World"

Yesterday, the alternative media purge was boldly advanced in a coordinated effort to silence people who dissent from establishment views. It's just one more step toward a monopoly on information by those who hate freedom. At this rate, they'll soon have unquestioned access to the minds of more than 2 billion people. And this should terrify everyone who wants to be free to question the status quo and to seek a wide range of information. Hundreds of alternative media site administrators logged onto Facebook to discover that their accounts had been removed. Soon after, many of these sites and their writers found that their Twitter accounts had also been suspended. Popular pages like The AntiMedia (2.1 million fans), The Free Thought Project (3.1 million fans), Press for Truth (350K fans), Police the Police (1.9 million fans), Cop Block (1.7 million fans), and Punk Rock Libertarians (125K fans) are just a few of the ones which were unpublished. Why were these alternative media...

21:13

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21:13

Saudi journalist murdered, official cover-up? "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from the USA says about itself:

Can Trumps Saudi Alliance Survive #Khashoggi?

TYT Contributor Ryan Grim reports from a protest outside the Saudi embassy in Washington DC. U.S. and Turkish officials say that Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and U.S. resident, was reportedly killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul this month. Read Ryans report for The Intercept here.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Monday, October 15, 2018

The demand for sanctions on Riyadh is unanswerable

WESTERN allies of the despotic Saudi monarchy talk loudly of possible consequences if Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was indeed murdered in Riyadhs Istanbul consulate.

Turkish officials were due to carry out a joint inspection of the consulate last night alongside Saudi officials, but is any evidence likely to survive a fortnight after Khashoggis disappearance?

Ankara claimed earlier to have evidence that the journalist, who has angered the House of Saud for reporting honestly on many issues, not least the barbaric war in Yemen, was murdered in the consulate by a specially dispatched hit squad before being dismembered and removed from the building.

If it has such evidence, what point is there in agreeing to a joint inspection?

Have the economic threats delivered by the Saudi monarchy hit home and persuaded Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan no slouch in the state terrorism stakes himself to engage in a charade before concluding its all a mystery, so let...

21:00

US Deficit: $1.5 Billion in Daily Interest "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

From Torsten Slok: Here is a number for your dinner conversation tonight: Did you know that the US government last year on average paid $1.5bn each day in interest payments, and this is rising toward $2bn per day over the coming years, see chart below. And this number could rise further as interest rates go up because

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21:00

Keeping Up Appearances S03 E02 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

lousy formatting, audio OK and best viewed full screen. In many ways the audio is the main attraction.

Wikipedia

Keeping Up Appearances is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke. It aired on BBC One from 1990 to 1995. The central character is eccentric and snobbish middle class social climber Hyacinth Bucket(Patricia Routledge), who insists that her surname is pronounced Bouquet.[2]The sitcom follows Hyacinth in her attempts to prove her social superiority, and to gain standing with those she considers upper class. Her attempts are constantly hampered by her lower class extended family, whom she is desperate to hide. Much of the humour comes from the conflict between Hyacinths vision of herself, and the reality of her underclass background. In each episode, she lands in a farcical situation as she battles to protect her social credibility.

The show comprised five series and 44 episodes, four of which are Christmas specials. Production ended when star Patricia Routledge moved on to other projects

21:00

Political Violence Surges in Brazil as Far-Right Strongman Jair Bolsonaro Inches Closer to the Presidency "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Julyanna Barbosa shows selfies that document her injuries after she was attacked at a bus stop in Nova Iguacu, Brazil, on Oct. 12, 2018.

21:00

Saudis Threaten Trump: 'You Want $400 Oil?' "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

President Trump's threat of "severe" repercussions if the Saudis are found to have killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi were met with more threats from the Saudi side, including from a media figure close to the royal family who warned of high oil prices and a shift of alliances.

21:00

Streets Arent the Only Thing That Connects Your City "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Streets connect one neighborhood to another. Mass transit can connect neighborhoods to downtown. But what connects your towns people to one another? What do they use to share creative ideas, shape a unique identity, and build a common narrative that can be used to build a stronger, more vibrant community?

In Akron, Ohio, this role has been well-served by The Devil Strip, an alternative-news monthly that has served to identify, connect and inspire a wide range of people throughout the community. Over the past three-and-a-half years, the newspaper has highlighted the uniqueness of Akrons many neighborhoods, celebrated its history, and brought people together to help envision and shape the citys future.

Among the most fascinating things about the newspaper aside from its name (more about that later) is that it was founded by Chris Horne, a transplant originally hailing from Macon, Georgia. While the local daily newspaper had always been highly respected and did a good job of fulfilling its essential news-reporting role, Chris sensed that Akron needed something more. There were stories that needed to be told, people and groups that needed to be connected. Some of his Medium posts say it best:

We believe the most important stories are the ones we tell ourselves about ourselves, and that this is as true for cities as it is individuals.

How do you know youre in Akron, OH instead of Syracuse, NY or Des Moines, IA or Las Vegas, NV or Macon, GA or anywhere else? Answering that question every month is why were so adamantly local.

As a result, The Devil Strip (TDS) is big on planning and sponsoring events that are designed to promote Akrons identity, offering visibility and inclusiveness that reaches into every one of the citys racial, economic and diverse lifestyle groups.

Akron is the biggest small city in which youll live, says resident Steve Brightman. Its also the smallest big citywhich is to say you will always see faces you recognize but may not know. The Devil Strip erases the not knowing part.

We live to challenge the broken narratives about who and what Akron is, to prove theres more happening here than is visible on the surface. Along the way, The Devil Strip itself has become a kind of a place, a commons where the many parts of Akrons personality gather, a way to find your people.
Chris Horne, publisher

Since its been in operation, The Devil Strip has helped Akronites identify their associated affinity groups, which has led to a surge of interest in local arts groups and artists, neighborhood organizations, social issues like homelessness, addiction and immigration, and the...

Eta Compute Debuts Spiking Neural Network Chip for Edge AI "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Chip can learn on its own and inference at 100-microwatt scale company says at Arm Tech Con

At Arm Tech Con today, West Lake Village, Calif.-based startup Eta Compute showed off what it believes is the first commercial low-power AI chip capable of learning on its own using a type of machine learning called spiking neural networks. Most AI chips for use in low-power or battery-operated IoT devices have a neural network that has been trained by a more powerful computer to do a particular job. A neural network that can do whats called unsupervised learning can essentially train itself: Show it a pack of cards and it will figure out how to sort the threes from the fours from the fives.

Eta Computes third generation chip, called TENSAI, also does traditional deep learning using convolutional neural networks. Potential customers already have samples of the new chip, and the company expects to begin mass production in the first quarter of 2019.

Neural networks are essentially a group of nodes having values called weights and connections to other nodes. The combination of connections and weights is the intelligence that can tell a slug from a snake in a photo or the word slug from the word snake in a spoken sentence. In convolutional neural networks (the deep learning kind), these weights are often 8- or 16-bit numbers. But in spiking neural networks, theyre all just 1s or 0s. In consequence, the key neural network operationmultiply and accumulatebecomes mostly addition, reducing the amount of computation and therefore the power consumed. Its a much more simple operation, says Paul Washkewicz, cofounder and vice president of marketing.

Another difference is that while the nodes in a convolutional neural network tend to be densely connected, the connections for spiking networks wind up being quite sparse. The combination of a sparse network and less complex math means it takes less data and time to come to an answer. For example, to recognize the cheetah seen in the photo in the video below, a CNN needs 100,000 pixels; the spiking neural network needs less than 1000.

One of the holy grails of machine learning is unsupervised learning, says Washkewicz. Usually, networks are trained on hundreds or thousands of labeled examples of what theyll need to recognize in the real world. For an embedded system, the resulting set of weights and connections is then programmed onto the chip. When you talk about the democratization of machine learning and getting regular engineers and computer scientists...

20:59

The US-Saudi Relationship After Khashoggi "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The US-Saudi relationship has been a rocky one, and its setbacks and scandals have mostly played out away from the public eye. This time, too, common interests and mutual dependence will almost certainly prevail over the desire to hold the Saudis to the standards expected of other close US allies.

20:55

NSW Registry Manager to Test Land Conveyancing on a Blockchain in Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

The land registry manager of New South Wales in Australia has partnered with a blockchain technology firm with a view of applying distributed ledger technology to property conveyancing. According to the Financial Review, a proof of concept on a selected number of use cases will be conducted by the New South Wales Land Registry Services Continued

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20:55

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Dysfunctional Elections in a Failed Protectorate "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Western democracy-mongers are offering the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina only two choices: our way (more supervised dysfunction and paralysis) or the highway (blowing the whole place up once again, by way of color revolution or otherwise), while, naturally, pinning the blame on Russia! Russia! Russia!

20:52

Judge Dismisses Stormy Daniels Defamation Lawsuit Against Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

A federal judge has dismissed adult film star Stormy Daniels defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump and ordered her to to pay Trumps legal fees. Daniels sued the president in April after he suggested she [...]

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20:51

365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A call from a friend last night reminded me that tickets to NZ HOuse & Gardens house and garden tour in and around Oamaru went on sale today.

One of the properties on the tour is Dot and Neil Smiths Riverstone Castle which I thought would make the tour is very popular so I got on the website first thing this morning and got the 10 tickets I had orders for friends, my farmer and me.

When I checked the website a few minutes ago I found they Oamaru tickets had  all sold out.

The tours are always popular but I suspect this is the first time one has sold out so quickly.

Tonight Im grateful for the call from my friend that prompted me to get tickets in time for what will be a wonderful day.

20:48

Why Muslim Reformers Work With Jewish Groups "IndyWatch Feed War"

Clarions own Shireen Qudosi speaks from the heart about why Muslim reformers work with Jewish groups in this gripping podcast. She talks of the threats and anger reformers receive from their own Muslim community as a backlash to their cooperation with Jewish individuals and organizations.

This podcast focuses on:

  • No one is complaining about hate imams teaming up with Jewish groups
  • Backlash Muslims receive for teaming up with Jews
  • Its intuitive to work with Jews
  • Jews have already adapted their religion. We could learn from that.
  • Jews control everything vs Muslims control nothing.
  • Jewish organizations respect freedom of movement in a way Muslims dont.
  • What Muslim organizations can Muslims even turn to?

 

 

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20:46

Our democracy isnt working its time to fight for it "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Corporate power has captured the centralised state but Labours commitment to a Constitutional Convention offers root and branch reform, writes Jon Trickett.

Image: British Houses of Parliament. Credit: Maurice/Wikimedia CC 2.0

Throughout the 2017 General Election, Labours slogan For the Many, Not the Few took on a life of its own. In the space of just a few weeks we announced a series of policies that if enacted would initiate a dramatic shift in wealth and power from corporate elites to working people, and breathe new life into the public sphere.

The policies signalled Labours willingness to break with the austerity consensus that has dominated Westminster for almost a decade, and it opened up the possibility of the creation of a new paradigm as dramatic as that of 1945 or 1979. The prospect of real change is now once more in the air.

While much of the focus was then and is now on Labours economic policy, our programme goes beyond this. We are committed to a root and branch transformation of the archaic political structures and cultures of this country.

Labour will deliver a constitutional convention. This will bring together individuals and organisations from across civil society and it will act as the driving force behind our democratic agenda. We will renew democracy from top to bottom, from London to the regions, and across the home nations.

This is an urgent task.

Trust in politics has broken down, and without political reform our ambitions to transform the economy and society will face potentially insurmountable obstacles.

We must confront an over-centralised state

We must confront an over-centralised state, weighed down by tradition and captured by lobbyists, consultancy firms and other representatives of big business. For decades these interests have steered policy in a direction that has contributed to the state of inequality we now find ourselves in.

Because what we now have as democracy is clearly not working....

20:45

Strong Earthquakes Strike New Caledonia Region "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

EQR 101602 M6.4 earthquake, preceded by M6.3, followed by significant aftershocks, occur E of Tadine, New Caledonia  Tsunami Evaluation: The earthquakes did not generate a destructive Tsunami. Earthquake Details M 6.4 167km E of Tadine, New Caledonia Location: 21.726S 169.487E Depth: 10.0 km Time: 2018-10-16 01:03:43 (UTC) M 6.3 170km ESE of []

20:45

Is the Purge of Independent Media a Coordinated Attack by the Military Industrial Complex? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Is the Purge of Independent Media a Coordinated Attack by the Military Industrial Complex? by Derrick Broze  Activist Post Victims of Facebooks most recent purge should not forget the connections between the social media giant and the Western Military-Industrial Complex. On...

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20:41

Unprincipled and craven: Morrisons Israel pitch plumbs new depths of stupid "IndyWatch Feed World"

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To betray the national interest to chase a few votes is irresponsible. To betray it for no votes at all is stupid as well as irresponsible.

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20:33

On #WorldFoodDay, Zaatar W Zeit is Donating a Percentage of its Bills to #FoodBlessed "IndyWatch Feed World"

Today is #WorldFoodDay, a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger and for that purpose one of Lebanons most popular food chains Zaatar Wou Zeit has decided to team up with #FoodBlessed, an amazing NGO which I love and support to alleviate hunger in Lebanon.

What will happen is that every time someone eats in at ZWZ or orders a delivery, a percentage of their bill at the end of the day will be donated to help their cause. I love the initiative and I hope they will built on it for more frequent and sustainable help, maybe by reducing the amount of food being wasted.

Check out [foodblessed] to know more how you can contribute.

20:29

BBC News coverage of terrorism in Israel September 2018 "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Israel Security Agencys report on terror attacks (Hebrew) during September 2018 shows that throughout the month a total of 204 incidents took place: 70 in Judea & Samaria, 10 in Jerusalem and 124 in the Gaza Strip sector.

In Judea & Samaria and Jerusalem the agency recorded 61 attacks with petrol bombs, eight attacks using improvised explosive devices (IEDs), seven arson attacks, one shooting attack and three stabbing attacks.

Incidents recorded in the Gaza Strip sector included 66 attacks with petrol bombs, 35 attacks using IEDs and twenty-three grenade attacks. There were no cases of rocket or mortar fire during September.

One civilian was murdered and one member of the security forces was wounded in attacks that took place during September. The BBC News website did not produce any coverage at the time of the fatal stabbing in Gush Etzion on September 16th but mentioned it a week later in a subsequent report.

The Great Return March violent rioting along the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip including the incident in which a soldier was injured in a grenade attack along on September 21st was not the topic of any dedicated BBC News website news reports throughout the month.

In summary, visitors to the BBC News website saw very belated coverage of just one (0.49%) of the 204 terror incidents which took place during September.

Since the beginning of 2018 the BBC has reported 19.9% of the terror attacks that have actually taken place and 88.9% of the resulting fatalities.

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20:25

Iran is jailing environmentalists, fearful that theyve found pollution from possible nuclear and missile sites "IndyWatch Feed War"

On Oct. 8, Irans Revolutionary Court issued preliminary indictments against five environmentalists who had been arrested earlier this year. All five have been accused of using environmental projects as a cover to collect classified strategic information, a charge that can carry a death sentence.

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Within Irans academic circles, there exists a widespread opinion that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has been locking up environmentalists because they have potential knowledge of the location of installations where radioactive isotopes and toxic chemicals may be contaminating the land.

To measure background radiation and chemical contamination of a certain area, one must walk through it with a radiation detector or take soil samples. This may explain paranoia of Iranian intelligence agents that have been detaining dozens of environmentalists and confiscating their electronic devices in various parts of the country. The map of the detentions gives a good idea of the locations of sensitive sites.

By Eugene M. Chudnovsky
Commentary
Washington Examiner

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Among the environmentalists facing execution or long prison terms is an American citizen Morad Tahbaz, graduate of Columbia University, co-founder of the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation. Members of the Foundation have openly opposed installation of underground nuclear and missile launch facilities on protected lands. Its managing director, Canadian citizen Kavous Seyed-Emami, detained last January together with Morad Tahbaz and seven others, died in Evin prison after intense interrogations soon after his arrest.

Prior to his detention Seyed-Emami taught sociology at Imam Sadeq University in Tehran. Accordin...

20:23

Welcome to this November's G-20 from hell "IndyWatch Feed World"

The G-20 in Buenos Aires on November 30 could set the world on fire - perhaps literally. Let's start with the US-China trade war. Washington won't even start discussing trade with China at the G-20 unless Beijing comes up with a quite detailed list of potential concessions. The word from Chinese negotiators is not at all bleak. Some sort of agreement could be reached on about a third of US demands. Debate on another third could ensue. But the last third is absolutely off-limits - due to Chinese national security imperatives, such as refusing to allow the opening of the domestic cloud computing market to foreign competition. Beijing has appointed Vice-Premier Liu He and Vice-President Wang Qishan to supervise all negotiations with Washington. They face an uphill task: to pierce through President Donald Trump's limited attention span. On top of it, Beijing demands a "point person" with the authority to negotiate on behalf of Trump - considering the mixed-message traffic jam out of...

20:22

Anarchists attack police station in Athens, injure 4 policemen "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Four police officers were injured when anarchists attacked the police station of Omonia in downtown Athens on Monday evening. It was around 9 o clock, when some 50 people wearing hoods and helmets started to throw stones and molotov cocktail bombs first at a police van and then at several other vehicles parked near the

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20:22

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Some of Allens philanthropy has taken a scientific bent: Allen founded the Allen Institute for Brain Science in 2003, pouring $500 million into the non-profit that aims to give scientists the tools and data they need to probe how brain works. One recent project, the Allen Brain Observatory, provides an open-access catalogue of activity in the mouses brain, Saskia de Vries, senior scientist on the project, said in a video. That kind of data is key to piecing together how the brain processes information.


Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died today from complications with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was 65. Allen said earlier this month that he was being treated for the disease.

Allen was a childhood friend of Bill Gates, and together, the two started Microsoft in 1975. He left the company in 1983 while being treated for Hodgkins lymphoma and remained a board member with the company through 2000. He was first treated for non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2009, before seeing it go into remission.

In a statement given to ABC News, Gates said he was heartbroken by the passing of one of my oldest and dearest friends. He went on to commend his fellow co-founder for his life after Microsoft:

20:17

Former Uyghur Inmates Tell of Torture and Rape in Chinas Re-Education Camps "IndyWatch Feed War"

Uyghurs in Chinas northwestern Xinjiang region are being tortured, raped, and killed in secretive political re-education camps, former detainees have told The Epoch Times.

Upwards of one million of the predominantly Uyghur prisoners continue to be detained in what were, until Oct. 9, extrajudicial internment camps in western China, according to figures quoted by the the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) and the United Nations.

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Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials say the mass detentions among the Uyghur population, the majority of whom practice Islam, are part of measures to crack down on terrorism, religious extremism, and separatism in the country. The CCP has used the excuse of potential extremist threats to justify its strict surveillance and crackdown on Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang region.

First-hand accounts described to The Epoch Times reveal attempts by authorities to strip Uyghur detainees of their culture and language, forcing them to denounce their faith and pledge loyalty to the CCP and its leader.

BY ISABEL VAN BRUGEN
Epoch Times
October 15, 2018 Updated: October 16, 2018
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If detainees fail to follow orders, they may be subject to up to five forms of torture as punishment, a Uyghur and former inmate explained in an interview from Istanbul, Turkey.

Xinjiang-born Omir Bekli, 42, a Kazakhstan national since 2006, was detained for six months in March last year after he was forcibly taken from his parents home in Shanshan180 miles east of Urumqi, the capital of Xinjianghis head covered in a black sack before being whisked away.

He was visiting Urumqi at the time to attend an international meeting about tourism.

Bekli was detained for seven months in a police cell and then sent to a reeducation camp in Karamay for 20 days where he was tortured, with one of the reasons being his refusal to sing songs which praise the CCP and its leader Xi Jinping.

The torturing methods were very inhumane and extremely unbearable, Bekli told The Epoch Times.

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20:16

Taxing carbon may sound like a good idea but does it work? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Would a carbon tax force energy corporations to either change their business priorities enough or to pay for climate mitigation? University of California, Davis' Paul Griffin examines.

20:15

Debt Rattle October 16 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

M. C. Escher Doric columns 1945   Yemen On Brink Of Worlds Worst Famine In 100 Years (G.) Humanity Is Cutting Down The Tree Of Life (G.) Hyperalarming Study Shows Massive Insect Loss (WaPo) Americas Budget Deficit Jumps By 17% As Spending Surges (CNBC) More Free Money: A Carry Trade

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20:15

John Rubino Is this Gold Rally for Real? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

John Rubino Is this Gold Rally for Real? Video FSNgoldandsilver Weve been watching the precious metals recession for 7 years now. Will it ever come back? No one knows for sure, but the recent activity is encouraging. Last...

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20:15

The Expected Feature We Didn't See Yet For Ubuntu 18.10 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

While Ubuntu 18.10 is set to roll out this week with its new theme and an assortment of package updates and other enhancements, there is one feature Canonical previously talked about for the Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" cycle that we have yet to see made public...

20:09

US defence chief Mattis in Vietnam, says Trump is 100 Percent behind him "IndyWatch Feed War"

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump has assured him of his full support, one day after Trump appeared to cast doubt over the Pentagon chiefs fate.

Speaking to reporters as he flew from Washington to Ho Chi Minh City at the start of a diplomatic tour that will take him to Vietnam and Singapore, Mattis said he had spoken directly to Trump by phone late Monday morning Washington time.

He said, Im 100 percent with you, Mattis said.

AFP | US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis upon his arrival in Ho Chi Minh City

His remark comes after US broadcaster CBS on Sunday aired an interview with Trump, in which he suggested Mattis may be headed out the Pentagon door.

It could be that he is. I think hes sort of a Democrat, if you want to know the truth, Trump said.

But General Mattis is a good guy. We get along very well. He may leave. I mean, at some point, everybody leaves.

Earlier on in the 20-hour flight to Vietnam before hed spoken to Trump, who himself was flying on Air Force One to Florida Mattis was asked what hed made of Trumps comments.

Nothing at all, Mattis said.

Im on his team. We have never talked about me leaving. And as you can see right here, we are on our way, we just continue doing our job no problem.

He added that he had never registered with any political party, and that those in the military are proudly apolitical.

Cabinet reshuffle

Mattiss fate has been the subject of intense speculation for months.

It reached fever pitch in September, when veteran journalist Bob Woodward published a book giving an inside glimpse into a chaotic White House and said Mattis had questioned Trumps judgment, likening his understanding to that of a 10- or 11-year-old child.

Mattis, a buttoned-up former Marine Corps general, is loath to discuss politics or his relationship with Trump, and the president is widely reported to bristle at unfavourable comparisons to Mattis, who has broad bipartisan support.

The Woodward book details a number of times Mattis or Trump officials are said to have slow-walked orders from the president, such as in the aftermath of Trumps tweets last year that said all transgender personnel would be banned from the military.

Trump is looking to reshape his cabinet after the mid-term elections, which will determine whether the Democrats can regain some degree of power after a tota...

20:05

Ohio Residents Have Had More Than Enough Fracking Wastewater "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Ohio residents point out water pollution & earthquake problems

Ohio Residents are VERY Fed Up with Fracking Wastewater from OH, PA & WV

From an Article by Julie Grant, The Allegheny Front, October 5, 2018

Much of the wastewater from Pennsylvanias fracking industry is trucked across the border to Ohio. Last year, Pennsylvania and West Virginia contributed nearly half of the more than a billion gallons of frack waste that were injected into underground wells in Ohio. Residents in at least one county say theyve had enough.

Michelle Garman used to marvel at the 22-acres of land around her home in Vienna, Ohio, less than 10 miles from the Pennsylvania border.

I would lean out my back window and say, oh my god, I never dreamed of owning this much land, she said.

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You can see and hear the injection well from Michelle Garmans property, less than 10 miles from the Pennsylvania border. Photo: Julie Grant

She didnt know much about fracking then, let alone frack waste injection wells.

But she remembers News Years Eve 2011, when a 4.0-magnitude earthquake shook nearby Youngstown, Ohio. Around a dozen smaller quakes followed. The state determined that the quakes were caused by an injection well. And one in New Castle, Pennsylvania was linked to fracking as well. The well believed to have caused the Youngstown quakes has been closed permanently.

Thats poison theyre pumping into the ground

But Garmans view changed in 2013 when an injection well was built on the property next door.

Where your looking at tanks and cement and fencing, it was trees and deer and turkey. And blue jaysand I never see them anymore, she said.

Garman describes big trucks carrying chemical-laced wastewater that squeal into the site at all hours. She can hear the pump from her yard. And Garman fears for her family.

How does it affect our health, my sons health? she wondered. I mean, it is toxic. Plain and simple, thats poison that theyre pumping into th...

20:05

Migrants and refugees in the Americas: a solidarity crisis "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

In Latin America, the crisis is evident in the reluctance by many states to implement inclusive refugee international standards and in restrictive migratory policies. Espaol

Source: IOM Migration trends. According to updated information based on oficial available sources (such as population statistics, migration records and estimates), the map shows the approximate Venezuelannmigrant stock in selected countries.

The world is currently dealing with the largest number of internationally displaced persons in history. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 68.5 million people worldwide were forcibly displaced from their countries and in Latin America the total of persons of interest for UNHCR was 8.826.832 people by the end of last year.

The dynamics of displacement are not new to the region. For decades, the continent has witnessed how we Latin Americans have been forced to leave our homes in order to save our lives and those of our families. However, ongoing displacement dynamics -such as migratory and refugee flows from Central Americas Northern Triangle- have increased in strength. Many Hondurans, Salvadorans and Guatemalans are risking their lives and safety to embark on a trip through Mexico and cross the border to the United States in order to flee poverty, lack of economic opportunities, and high levels of violence.

Latin America is experiencing new dynamics of forced displacement, many of which have developed at unprecedented speeds.

On the other hand, the region is experiencing new dynamics of forced displacement, many of which have developed at unprecedented speeds. In the last two years, we have witnessed a massive outpouring of Venezuelan nationals who have been forced to leave their country due to a breakdown in the rule of law, ongoing a...

20:04

Pompeo arrives in Riyadh to discuss Khashoggi case with king, crown prince "IndyWatch Feed War"

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday to discuss the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with the king and crown prince, after President Donald Trump speculated rogue killers may be responsible.

Overnight, Turkish crime scene investigators entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the last place Khashoggi was seen before vanishing on Oct. 2, for the first time and searched the premises for over nine hours, Reuters witnesses said.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second right in front, walks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir after arriving in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 16, 2018. (Leah Millis/Pool Photo via AP)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second right in front, walks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir after arriving in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 16, 2018. (Leah Millis/Pool Photo via AP)

During the search, CNN and the New York Times reported Saudi Arabia was preparing to acknowledge Khashoggis death in a botched interrogation, after denying for two weeks any role in his disappearance.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and ambassador to Washington, Prince Khaled bin Salman, greeted Pompeo at the airport. He will meet King Salman and Jubeir before dinner with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to reporters traveling with him. He may go on to Turkey.

The case has strained U.S. ties with Riyadh, carefully cultivated by the president, and provoked an international outcry against the worlds top oil exporter, with media and business executives pulling out of an investment conference next week.

Khashoggi, a U.S. resident, Washington Post columnist and leading critic of Prince Mohammed, vanished after entering the consulate to get marriage documents. Turkish officials say they believe he was murdered there and his body removed.

Citing two unidentified sources, CNN reported on Monday that Saudi Arabia was preparing a report that would acknowledge Khashoggi was killed as the result of an interrogation gone wrong. The Saudi government, which until now has maintained that Khashoggi left the consulate soon after entering, could not be reached immediately for comment on the reports.

The New York Times, citing a person familiar with the Saudi plans, reported the crown prince had...

20:02

Is it time to rein in the Supreme Court's powers? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Hear the argument for why in the new issue of Dissent Magazine.

20:01

Intel DRM Linux Driver Working On DisplayPort Forward Error Correction "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Going in hand with their work on display stream compression for dealing with next-generation displays, the Intel Direct Rendering Manager driver developers are working on "FEC" support to deal with any errors that come up in the stream...

20:00

THOSE PESKY ALCHEMICAL ROOSHIANS ARE AT IT AGAIN! "IndyWatch Feed War"

When Mr. G.K. shared the article which is the subject of today's main blog, I had to figure out where to "file it": under []

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20:00

Classic TV Drama: Upstairs Downstairs S04 E11 Missing Believed Killed "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series produced by London Weekend Television (LWT) for ITV.It ran for 68 episodes divided into five series on ITV from 1971 to 1975.

A BBC Wales and Masterpiece produced continuation also called Upstairs Downstairs was broadcast by BBC One in 2010.

Set in a large townhouse in Belgravia in West London, the series depicts the servants downstairs and their mastersthe family upstairsbetween the years 1903 and 1930, and shows the slow decline of the British aristocracy. Great events feature prominently in the episode but minor or gradual changes are also noted. The series stands as a document of the social and technological changes that occurred between those 27 years, including the Edwardian period, the Suffragettes, First World War, the Roaring Twenties and the Wall Street Crash.

The show was a ratings success for ITV, and received outstanding acclaim worldwide winning multiple awards.

Series had an excellent cast with many well known actors appearing over the life of the series. Some are still active to this day.

20:00

Charlottesvilles Other Jim Crow Legacy: Separate and Unequal Education "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. High school seniors Zyahna Bryant and Trinity Hughes have been friends since they were 6 years old, raised by blue-collar families in this affluent college town. They played on the same T-ball and softball teams and were in the same church group.

But like many African-American children in Charlottesville, Trinity lived on the south side of town and went to a predominantly black neighborhood elementary school. Zyahna lived across the train tracks on the north side and was zoned to a mostly white school, near the University of Virginia campus, that boasts the citys highest reading scores.

In elementary school, Zyahna was chosen for the districts program for gifted students. Since then, she has completed more than a dozen Advanced Placement and college-level courses, maintained a nearly 4.0 average, and has been a student leader and a community activist. She has her eyes set on a prestigious university like UVA.

I want to go somewhere where it shows how much hard work I've put in, said Zyahna.

Trinity wasnt selected for the gifted program. She tried to enroll in higher-level courses and was denied. She expects to graduate later this school year, but with a transcript that she says wont make her competitive for selective four-year colleges.

I know what Im capable of and what I can do, Trinity said, but the counselors and teachers, they dont really care about that.

For every student like Zyahna in Charlottesvilles schools, there are scores like Trinity, caught in one of the widest educational disparities in the United States. Charlottesvilles racial inequities mirror college towns across the country, from Berkeley, California, to Evanston, Illinois. But they also match the wider world of education, which is grappling with racial gaps in areas from gifted programs to school discipline that can undercut the effort to equitably prepare students for college in a competitive economy.

Railroad tracks cut through Charlottesville, Virginia, a city of 40,000, separating predominantly black and predominantly white elementary schools....

19:55

Why Trump Should Cough Up the Dough "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I had a buddy in college who told me he was a very good chess player. I found this encouraging and invited him to play. He was a fairly decent player but he became outraged when I utilized the en passant move on him and insisted that I was attempting to cheat. In todays world, our argument would have been resolved in seconds by doing a google search on one of our phones, but back in the dark ages of the early 1990s, there was no simple way to resolve our dispute. So, instead, we raged at each other, both of us insisting with increasing castigation that we were right. At one point, he offered to give me a million dollars if it were true that a pawn can capture a pawn in a space it doesnt actually occupy.

A funny thing about the pre-internet days is that these kinds of disagreements could persist without being resolved. It bothered me that my friend thought I was either a cheat or an idiot, and also that he persisted in being so very wrong, but I was more interested in having a somewhat capable chess partner than in taking the time to go to the library or a book store to prove him wrong. I agreed to play him without the en passant rule. Yet, every time he took advantage of the fact that we werent using the rule, I couldnt help but complain anew, and wed argue and argue some more. We didnt resolve the issue until many years after college when I sent him a link and he accepted that hed been in error and apologized for questioning my integrity.

You know what I didnt do?

I didnt ask him for the million dollars hed promised me if he was wrong. I didnt ask because I knew an offer of a million dollar bet is not a real offer. If hed bet me twenty bucks, I would have told him I expected him to transfer that amount to my PayPal account or send me a personal check. He would have been honor-bound to give me my money.

So, how do we treat it when a president of the United States who professes to be a billionaire makes a bet and offers to pay a million dollars to charity if he is wrong?

In July, Donald Trump issued a challenge of sorts to Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. At a MAGA rally in Montana, the president offered a hypothetical scenario where hed be running for reelection against Warren and facing her in a presidential debate. Here is what he said:

"Lets say Im debating Pocahontas. I promise you Ill do this: I will take, you know those little kits they sell on television learn your heritage!

A guy says he was born...

Perhaps the Dem's Wave Crested Too Early "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Last week, I asked if the GOP will get a needed bump out of Kavanaugh and answered that it appeared they would, at least in the contest for control of the U.S. Senate. I also declared that President Trump and the Republican Party are losing the Midwest because thats the one Trump-friendly region of the country that moves away from the president when things get polarized over workers vs. corporate interests. Overall, however, the increased polarization resulting from Kavanaughs confirmation to the Supreme Court has greatly benefitted the Republicans bid to keep Mitch McConnell in his position as Senate Majority Leader. The Supreme Court also lent a hand last week by doing nothing about the mass disenfranchisement of Native Americans under North Dakotas new election law that prevents anyone who has a P.O. Box rather than a residential street address from voting, possibly (and dishonorably) crippling Sen. Heidi Heitkamps chances of winning reelection.

A consistent theme in my analysis of the Kavanaugh issue was that it would have a divergent effect, making Democratic control of the House more likely while making a takeover of the Senate harder than ever.  Nate Silver openly cops to the fact that he was initially dubious of this prediction:

At first, I was a little skeptical of the narrative that Justice Brett Kavanaughs confirmation process could send the House and Senate moving in opposite directions. Usually in politics, a rising tide lifts all boats so whichever party benefited from the Supreme Court nominees confirmation would expect to see its fortunes improve in both its best states and districts and its worst ones.

But a House-Senate split is exactly what were seeing in the FiveThirtyEight forecast. Democratic prospects in the Senate are increasingly dire, having fallen......

Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I've said for a long time that it should be America's foreign policy to rather aggressively avoid taking sides in any sectarian hostilities between Sunni Muslims and Shiite Muslims, which means that we should not try to impose an outcome in the Syrian Civil War that favors the Sunnis and also that we should quit treating Iran as the world's worst actor while arming Saudi Arabia to the teeth. Unfortunately, we have interests and obligations in the region that cannot simply be ignored, and we cannot always remain neutral in every dispute, but we should strive to be as even-handed as possible in what has become a widespread sectarian conflict. The Obama administration took this approach and suffered some of the downside consequences while also avoiding many possible worse outcomes. The Trump administration threw in aggressively on the Sunni side, making Saudi Arabia the cornerstone of their regional policy, largely in exchange for tens of billions in arms sales. They are now looking like abettors of the worst kind of monster.

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19:55

The Arabian Game of Thrones Heats Up "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Saudis are matched by Israel in their total disregard for international norms of behavior in the Middle Eastern region as they and their cohorts engage in their bloody Game of Thrones, Wayne Madsen writes.

19:52

CEOs Leaked Memo What a Joke! "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The following document purportedly a leaked draft memorandum, allegedly from the Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service to his masters, the democratically elected Councillors of the Borough (but not their masters, the sovereign electorate) is reproduced below without claim or evidence of authenticity.

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Esteemed Members,

I prostrate myself, your humble servant, before you in apology most abject.

Please accept my sincere assurances that it was never my intention to flout your authority, or that of our sovereign masters, the electorate of our peerless Borough of Scarborough.

I deeply regret abusing the letter and spirit of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) in order clandestinely to monitor your email correspondence. I did so in what I believed, at the time, was the best interests of the Council. Though I was ill-advised, I now recognise that, however great the danger from communist and/or anarchist insurgents and/or cyber-terrorists, this was disproportionate. I accept full and sole responsibilty for my actions; others were just following orders.

I am mortified by the recollection that though I sought legal advice, internal and external, and consulted my GP, in order to cover myself before autocratically negating the electoral mandate of ward residents I did wittingly bias my request for advice in such a way as to obtain the outcome I desired. I fudged it. I freely admit that this was a cheap and vulgar instantiation of Common Purpose dogma, unworthy of even a wee timorous beastie. I am deeply shamed.

I have sinned and, though it was (I admit) good, it was wrong.

Lessons have been learned.

Naturally, I will reimburse the Council for the associated legal costs.

I beg you, on my honor[sic], to believe that I do not know what came over me; hubris; transient sociopathic neuropathy; the desire to appear more competent and assertive than I actually am; my obsessive devotion to the bold and assured style of The Proclaimers alas, I cannot know. Perhaps I was suffering from an undiagnosed and persisting mental health condition. Who can say? We are not machines.

I throw myself on your mercy when I confess that it was I, your Chief Executive (or Dim Jim, as I know I am styled in the lower echelons of Paid Service), who instructed our poor Monitoring Officer to insinuate, over a period of years, a number of daintily contrived additional phrases into the textual body of certain Articles of the Councils Constitution, so as to arrogate unto myself as many powers as possible without turning the Constitution into a monochrome facsimile of an early issue of VIZ comic. She failed. Though deeply wrong, this was merely vaingloriou...

19:51

New MAP fact sheet: Addressing Gazas humanitarian emergency "IndyWatch Feed War"

New MAP fact sheet: Addressing Gazas humanitarian emergency Photo: MAP Further to the article by Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) New Cold War posted on June 29, 2018 MAP has released a new fact sheet, which discusses the humanitarian emergency in Gaza and recommends how the UK Government can address the unprecedented crisis. First published []

19:50

Fake or Real? New Study Finds Consumers Wary of Manipulated Photos "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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Fake or real? New study finds consumers wary of manipulated photos

In the age of fake news and doctored photos, wary consumers are not nearly as gullible as one might presumeespecially if they have knowledge of social media, experience with the internet and are familiar with online photo-imaging tools. But the source of the images does not matter much as people evaluate what is fake and what is real, a University of California, Davis, study suggests.

In an online experiment with 3,476 people ranging from 20 to 87 years in age, researchers found that most people were able to correctly identify fake images, rating image credibility fairly low on a 7-point scale (1 being not credible at all, 7 being extremely credible). This was true even when they were told they came from The New York Times or NPR, or other known news organizations.

"We found that participants' internet skills, photo-editing experience, and social media use were significant predictors of image credibility evaluation," said the study's lead author, Cuihua (Cindy) Shen, professor of communication at UC Davis. "The results show that participants, no matter how careless or distracted they may be, can still be discerning consumers of digital images."

The findings, published in the journal New Media & Society, surprised researchers. Credibility of the source, and acceptance by others (those who hit buttons to share, like, "favorite" or retweet images), swayed photo viewers in previous studies, but not so much in the current study.

More information: Cuihua Shen et al, Fake images: The effects of source, intermediary, and digital media literacy on contextual assessment of image credibility online, New Media & Society (2018). DOI: 10.1177/1461444818799526


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19:49

Recent Developments in China South Korea Relations "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

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Following the overview of recent developments in relations between China and DPRK, let us now learn more about Chinas cooperation with South Korea in the given time period.

Political cooperation between the two countries mainly occurred at the level of multilateral meetings. The most notable of these was the trilateral South Korean-Chinese-Japanese Summit on May 9, 2018. Moon Jae-In, Shinzo Abe, and Premier of the State Council of the PRC Li Keqiang discussed the development of mutual cooperation and exchanged views on the global situation, including issues surrounding the Korean Peninsula.

Another similar event was the meeting between the Ministers of Culture in Harbin. Participants discussed issues related to trilateral exchanges and cooperation, including the continuation of the Culture City of East Asia joint project.

However, the author is more interested in the meeting of the Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Special Representative of the Chinese Government on the Korean Peninsular Affairs Kong Xuanyou, held in Beijing on August 7. The parties discussed a number of issues, including measures to ensure peace on the Korean Peninsula. Lee Do-hoon called the meeting productive and mentioned that among the discussed topics was Kong Xuanyous recent visit to the DPRK. He added that South Korea and China completely agree in their opinions on the settlement of North Koreas nuclear problem but it is still too early to talk about results.

As to the issue brought up by Beijing regarding Chinas role in the conclusion of the Korean War, South Koreas presidential administration maintains the position that China can participate in the peace process but in fact, the two Koreas and the U.S. can conclude it by themselves.

Another important question was the U.S. missile defense program. On June 20, during a meeting with South Korean journalists, the representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry voiced Beijings position on the need for simultaneous concessions from all interested parties, stressed that the U.S. should withdraw their military contingent from South Korea, and cancel the decision to deploy THAAD missile systems in the country.

On August 4, d...

19:45

Fridays Bounce, Trend Change? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Fridays Bounce, Trend Change? by PAUL REJCZAK Sunshine Profits The U.S. stock market indexes gained 1.2-2.3% on Friday, retracing some of their recent decline, as investors sentiment improved. The S&P 500 index continues to trade above its long-term upward...

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19:44

German teenage girl called Nazi for reading poem about migrant violence Her house vandalised as well "IndyWatch Feed World"

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This is more of the poison fruit of Merkels relentless stigmatizing and demonizing of all those who dare to oppose her suicidal program of mass Muslim migration. Read More

19:42

Pandering to israel (apartheid state) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Pandering to Israel Philip Giraldi The ability of Israel and its powerful Lobby to control many aspects of American government while also sustaining an essentially false narrative about the alleged virtues of the Jewish State is remarkable. Politicians and journalists learned long ago that it was better to cultivate Israels friends than it was to []

19:40

Whys the Worlds Biggest Asset Manager Advising the ECB on the Health of EU Banks? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

BlackRock is a market power that no state can control anymore.

The ECBs latest biannual stress tests are almost over. For months legions of financial regulators have been poking around in the soft financial underbellies of the Eurozones 130 largest banks looking for signs of weakness. Presumably, the worst causes or symptoms of financial duress have been largely sidelined or ignored, just as happened in 2016 when Spains then-sixth largest bank, Banco Popular, passed muster just months before its collapse.

This year, the ECB has again called on the assistance of the worlds largest asset management fund, BlackRock, to conduct its health check of Europes banking sector. The stress tests are being spearheaded by the European Banking Authority (EBA), which tests the regions systemic banks, while the ECB focuses its attention on smaller lenders, such as Banco Popular.

This is not the first time the ECB has turned to BlackRock for advisory support. In 2014, the central bank hired BlackRock Solutions, an advisory unit of BlackRock, to provide advice on the design and implementation of the central banks upcoming purchase of asset-backed securities. In other words, just before the ECB embarked on one of the biggest QE programs in world history, it sought the advice of the worlds largest asset manager i.e. the company most invested in the assets it intended to buy

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19:37

IBM rolls out cybersecurity operations center on wheels "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

IBM Security launched the mobile Security Operations Center, capable of traveling onsite for cybersecurity training, preparedness, and response. The IBM X-Force Command Cyber Tactical Operations Center (C-TOC) will travel around the U.S. and Europe, running incident response drills with clients, providing on-demand cybersecurity support, and building cybersecurity awareness and skills with professionals, students and consumers. The IBM X-Force C-TOC is an operational Security Operations Center on wheels, modeled after Tactical Operations Centers used by the More

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19:37

Straight-A Student, 21, kidnapped, raped and murdered by South African gang "IndyWatch Feed World"

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The beautiful 21-year-old girl was dragged into the bushes and assaulted by at least four men, who then crushed her skull with a large rock and stabbed her in the neck.
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19:36

Trend Micro redefines endpoint security with Trend Micro Apex One "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Trend Micro launched the evolution of its endpoint security offering. Now re-branded as Trend Micro Apex One, the product redefines endpoint security with the capabilities delivered as a single agent, with consistency across SaaS and on-premises deployments. This offering enhances automated detection and response and provides actionable insights that maximize security for customers and offers growth opportunities for the channel. Overextended IT security teams are overwhelmed by the number of products required to protect their More

The post Trend Micro redefines endpoint security with Trend Micro Apex One appeared first on Help Net Security.

19:35

CyberArk launches Privileged Session Management for Cloud "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

CyberArk launched CyberArk Privileged Session Manager for Cloud. Through a transparent user experience, this new offering extends privileged access session isolation, monitoring and control to the most common web applications, cloud and social media platforms. As part of an integrated solution, Privileged Session Manager for Cloud also leverages risk scoring capabilities to detect and alert on suspicious privilege-related activity. CyberArk Privileged Session Manager for Cloud will be available as part of the CyberArk Privileged Access More

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19:35

RiskSense cloud service protects against cyber threats and vulnerabilities ahead of midterm elections "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

RiskSense released its AI-Assisted Pen Testing Service called Attack Surface Validation for Election Systems which provides visibility and prioritization of security vulnerabilities that enables any district to remediate problems before the midterms. Findings are delivered through the RiskSense cloud-service and cover the assessment of a districts entire voting ecosystem, including devices, applications, databases, networks, etc., for vulnerabilities, missing patches, misconfigurations, and more. RiskSense allows resource and security expert-constrained districts to know what to fix, and More

The post RiskSense cloud service protects against cyber threats and vulnerabilities ahead of midterm elections appeared first on Help Net Security.

19:33

Finally a US lawmaker calls israel an apartheid state "IndyWatch Feed War"

Finally a US lawmaker calls Israel an apartheid state Jennifer Bing Hearing from constituents emboldened a member of congress to speak up against Israels military detention of Palestinian children. Oren Ziv ActiveStills There is not much to celebrate taking place on Capitol Hill these days. Nearly two years into Donald Trumps presidency, US advocates for []

19:30

RNZ Nine to Noon: Jami-Lee Ross resignation political analysis by Jane Patterson "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

More on the widening disaster for National that is Jami-Lee Ross, who has tried to adopt a pose of man of principle, but just does not really carry it off

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ntn/ntn-20181016-1130-jami-lee_ross_-_i_believe_simon_bridges_is_corrupt-128.mp3

RNZs political editor Jane Patterson reports on the future for the National MP Jami Lee Ross, and the National party leadership. In a stand-up that lasted almost an hour, Jami Lee Ross alleged Mr Bridges had broken electoral donation law and said he intends to put in an official police complaint. He will also resign his seat and step down from the National Party, and stand as an independent in any by-election for his Botany seat.

19:29

Callous or calamitous? the UK climate minister pulls the rug from under 1.5C "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Behind the polished smiles & fraudulent oratory the Minister of Energy and Clean Growth, and her Welsh and Scottish counterparts, dispense with the Committee on Climate Change and embrace a Trumpian view of science.

The Governments climate Minister, Claire Perry, today (15.10.18) wrote to the Chair of the Committee on Climate Change requesting their advice on the implications for the UK of the IPCCs recent 1.5C report. Albeit three years overdue, a cursory reading of the letter suggests that the Governments reluctance to take climate change seriously may be thawing. Sadly, a few moments reflection dispels any such romantic notion.

The Minister opened her letter[1] with a disingenuous statement that did not bode well. The UK has apparently decoupled its emissions (down by over 40%) from economic growth (up by around 66%). Nonsense. Selective accounting and offshored emissions are the leading lights in this fairy tale performance. Include emissions from aviation and shipping and those associated with our import and exports, and the carbon footprint for UK plc. has barely changed since 1990. This certainly puts a very different complexion on the climate challenge but not one this government is keen to face.

In penning the letter, Claire Perry & the devolved signatories surgically scythed away the real substance of any review. The CCC is permitted only to comment on the implications of Paris for post 2032 by when most front benchers will be writing memoirs or fertilising daisies. The offending sentence notes how Carbon budgets already set in legislation (covering 2018-2032) are out of scope of this request.

The Minister then proceeds to toughen her preference for near-term Party politics over robust analysis and honest debate when, in bold, she orders the independent CCC to inform on long term targets, and later in the letter, what needs to be done by 2050. Nowhere does she acknowledge the IPCCs recent call for drastic reductions in emissions by 2030 if we are to have any chance of meeting our 1.5C commitment.[2]

But is any of this really unexpected? And perhaps more importantly, why have this government been allowed the space and time to embellish their climate rhetoric whilst forcing through high-carbon fracking, airport expansion and stifling solar pv and onshore wind.

Again I turn to my academic community where are our voices! This is an existential threat for so many people and species, yet we typically remain silent in the face of political and commercial interests.

In 1967 and as part of academias efforts to curtail the worse excesses of the Vietnam war, Bertrand Russell established the International War Crimes Tribunal. A half a century later and facing the threats posed by anthropogenic clim...

19:24

Why China will win the Artificial Intelligence Race "IndyWatch Feed War"

Two Artificial Intelligence-driven Internet paradigms may emerge in the near future. One will be based on logic, smart enterprises and human merit while the other may morph into an Orwellian control tool. Even former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has foreseen a bifurcation of the Internet by 2028 and Chinas eventual triumph in the AI race by 2030.

In the meantime, the US seems more interested in deflecting the smart questions of today than in building the smart factories of tomorrow.  Nothing embodies this better than the recent attempt by MITs Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) to create an AI-based filter to stamp out fake-news outlets before the stories spread too widely.

But what exactly constitutes fake news? Does it include media-colluded lies over Iraqi possession of weapons of mass destruction in 2002? Or the egregiously fraudulent Nurse Nayirah testimony a decade earlier? Will the binary logic of either you are with us or against us be used to certify news sources?

According to US President Donald J. Trump, fake news is a 24/7 specialty of the CNN, Washington Post and just about every other US mainstream media. The author agrees with Trump on this note. As a futurist, he relies heavily on credible news sources.  The CNN and WaPo therefore rarely feature on the trusted list. At the same time, the author squarely blames Trump for the ongoing US-China trade war. This raises several questions: How will MITs AI filtration system treat editorial divergences in the same publication? Will they all be feathered and tarred as fake news once a threshold 150 articles according to the new system is crossed? How will it evaluate analytical gems in the unregulated alternative media and open source fora? Will social media evidences, planted and generated by a critical mass of trolls, be machine-aggregated to determine true news?

It is also disturbing to note that this digital commissariat is being partly developed by Qatar a nation that has been routinely singled out for its human rights abuses, use of...

19:22

Morning Prayer for Tuesday, October 16, 2018 All reform is from within "IndyWatch Feed War"

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If your heart is right, your world will be right. The beginning of all reform must be in yourself. Its not what happens to you, its how you take it. However restricted your circumstances, however little you may be able to remedy financial affairs, you can always turn to your inward self and seeing something not in order there, seek to right it. And as all reform is from within outward, you will always find that the outward is improved as the inward is improved. As you improve yourself, your outward circumstances will change for the better. The power released from within yourself will change your outward life.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that the hidden power within me may be released. I pray that I may not imprison the spirit that is within me.

From the book Twenty Four Hours A Day

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Jesus said to him, Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God. (Luke 9:60)
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19:15

Signaling war, Liberman urges cabinet to okay serious blow to Hamas in Gaza "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

__________ Times of Israel Signaling war, Liberman urges cabinet to okay serious blow to Hamas in Gaza Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Tuesday called on his fellow ministers to approve a large-scale military campaign against the Hamas terror group in Gaza in light of ongoing riots and violence along the Strips security fence. Ive held []

19:15

Jordan Roy-Byrne: Interview with the Lazy Trader (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Jordan Roy-Byrne: Interview with the Lazy Trader Video The Daily Gold We are joined from the States by Jordan Roy-Byrne, Editor & Publisher of The Daily Gold Premium. Jordan looks at both technical analysis and the fundamentals of the...

The post Jordan Roy-Byrne: Interview with the Lazy Trader (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:13

IS DARPA PLANNING TO INFECT INSECTS WITH GM VIRUSES FOR USE IN FOOD CROPS? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Again, the mad scientist division of the Pentagon, DARPA, is doing something that causes people anxiety. In 2016, a program called Insect Allies was launched by the US Department of Defense. It involves the investment of $45 million over the course of four years into creating viruses, that infect crops, supposedly to help prevent the failure of crops driven by climate change and pathogens.
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19:09

WATCH: israelis and Palestinians meet face to face at Gaza fence "IndyWatch Feed War"

WATCH: Israelis and Palestinians meet face to face at Gaza fence By Oren Ziv Left-wing Israelis and Palestinian protestors on opposite sides of the Israel-Gaza fence get a rare chance to speak to one another face to face. For a few short minutes last week, a group of Israeli activists managed to have a face-to-face conversation []

19:07

Pentagon data breach puts personal details of 30,000 staff at risk "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Pentagon has admitted that up to 30,000 military workers and civilian personnel have had their personal information and credit card data exposed following a security breach.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

19:07

Currency Manipulation Isnt Among Chinas Trade Sins "IndyWatch Feed War"

The yuan is sliding against the dollar, but mostly as a result of U.S. policies like high spending and tariffs.

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The Trump administration is railing against Chinese currency manipulation without any regard for the yuans actual ups and downs. Yes, the numbers superficially back Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchins warnings: The yuan has dropped about 10% against the dollar since mid-April, effectively offsetting the impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods. But this doesnt prove that China is defying the laws of market economics. In fact, Beijing is doing precisely the opposite.

One law of economics: Fiscal expansions and monetar...

19:05

Five More Fluoride-Condemning Studies are Published - When Is It Enough? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

NEW YORKOct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Five new published studies support previous research linking fluoride to thyroid disease; ADHD; overdosing formula-fed infants and bias in government reports. Another reveals pregnant Canadians have higher urine fluoride levels in fluoridated vs. non-fluoridated areas which previous studies linked to offspring's lower IQ, reports New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF).
1) Fluoride exposure coupled with iodine deficiency is linked to thyroid disease, report researchers in Environment International (December 2018). They report that this is the first human population-based examination of chronic low-level fluoride exposure on thyroid function that considers residents' iodine status.
"I have grave concerns about the health effects of fluoride exposure," said lead author Ashley Malin, "And not just from my study but the other studies that have come out in recent years," (quoted from Bienkowski).
2) "Higher levels of fluoride exposure during pregnancy were associated with global measures of ADHD and more symptoms of inattention [in offspring]," researchers report in ...

19:01

Destructive tornado, tennis-ball-sized hail hit Queensland, Australia "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A severe thunderstorm hit parts of Queensland, Australia on October 11, 2018, producing a destructive tornado and dumping heavy rain and extremely damaging, up to tennis-ball-sized hail. The hardest hit was South Burnett where authorities are still determining...... Read more

19:00

Tuesday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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19:00

Best-selling author C.J. "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Best-selling author C.J. Cherryh joins our Futurists Board. Read her Hugo Award-winning novels "Downbelow Station" and "Cyteen".

19:00

Performing A Chip Transplant To Resurrect A Dead Board "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

[Uri Shaked] accidentally touched a GPIO pin on his 3.3 V board with a 12 V alligator clip, frying the board. Sound familiar? A replacement would have cost $60, which for him wasnt cheap. Also, he needed it for an upcoming conference so time was of the essence. His only option was to try to fix it, which in the end involved a delicate chip transplant.

Removing the shield on the Bluetooth LE boardThe board was the Pixl.js, an LCD board with the nRF52832 SoC with its ARM Cortex M4, RAM, flash, and Bluetooth LE. It also has a pre-installed Espruino JavaScript interpreter and of course the GPIO pins through which the damage was done.

Fortunately, he had the good instinct to feel the metal shield over the nRF52832 immediately after the event. It was hot. Applying 3.3 V to the board now also heated up the chip, confirming for him that the chip was short-circuiting. All he had to do was replace it.

Digging around, he found another nRF52832 on a different board. To our surprise, transplanting it and getting the board up and running again took only an hour, including the time to document it. If that sounds simple, it was only in the way that a skilled person makes something seem simple. It included plenty of delicate heat gun work, some soldering iron microsurgery, and persistence with...

18:59

Counter-terrorism according to Trump, by Thierry Meyssan "IndyWatch Feed War"

While the new US anti-terrorist strategy doesn't change much in terms of the fight itself, it operates a profound modification of the working rules of the Pentagon and the Secretariat of Homeland Security. It is not so much a rationalisation of what has been developed since 2001, but more a redefinition of the missions of the federal State.

18:56

Facebook must not wait to relearn lesson from Myanmar with each new market "IndyWatch Feed War"

In Myanmar, the military led a widespread, covert disinformation campaign on Facebook to fuel ethnic tension and genocide. For tech companies, this should be a clear warning that a proactive, rather than a reactive approach, is necessary to combat misuse of services.

A New York Times investigation revealed how Myanmars military can and did use social media, not against hostile foreign countries, but against their own people. These findings, after a U.N. report about the use of Facebook to spread hate leading to genocide in Myanmar, raised hard questions for the social media giant. Now, it turns out that several of the accounts were run by military officials under false names.

Although Facebook has discovered disinformation campaigns from countries like Russia and Iran targeted and stirring up chaos in other countries, in Myanmar, those same tactics were used to fuel domestic ethnic violence.

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Aung San Suu Kyi left walks with senior General Min Aung Hlaing. Credit Aung Shine Oo / AP

To stir up hate, military officials created Facebook accounts posing as regular users. From these accounts, which had millions of followers, they spread false stories including one about the rape of a Buddhist woman by a Muslim man and others that pitting Islam against Buddhism. The operation also included spreading rumors and fake satire about the countrys civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

That hate, spread deliberately by government officials turned into real acts of violence: murders, rapes, and the destruction of entire communities leaving a trail of dead and creating a refugee crisis as Myanmars Rohingya minority fled.

To do so was no simple task, and the military established secret bases where operatives using faking accounts and names targeted posts critical of the military, learned about trends in social media, and posted incendiary comments.

Facebook had previously deactivated the accounts of top military leaders, the covert operations that spurred the violence remained beneath the companys radar. Now, those accounts have been deleted as well, but as many have pointed out, the actions from the company were too late.

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18:56

Skibbe to go after Greece loses 2-0 to Finland in UEFAs Nations League "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Greeces national football team lost to Finland 2-0 in Tampere Stadium on Monday night and coach Michael Skibbe finds himself just a step before seeking another job. Local media speak of national humiliation, blame the German coach for it and demand his replacement yesterday. Unfortunately we were not in the position to stop Finlands transition,

The post Skibbe to go after Greece loses 2-0 to Finland in UEFAs Nations League appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

18:54

New iPhone Bug Gives Anyone Access to Your Private Photos "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A security enthusiast who discovered a passcode bypass vulnerability in Apple's iOS 12 late last month has now dropped another passcode bypass bug that works on the latest iOS 12.0.1 that was released last week. Jose Rodriguez, a Spanish amateur security researcher, discovered a bug in iOS 12 in late September that allows attackers with physical access to your iPhone to access your contacts

18:53

New series on my website (link in bio): Sndervig Beach.... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



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18:53

F.A.N. Newsletter "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Below is a press release sent out by York University on their study showing double the fluoride urine levels in pregnant Canadian women living in fluoridated communities than for their non-fluoridated counterparts.  See study:   
Please read, and share the following press release with your local media outlets.

October 2018
A new study led by York University researchers has found that fluoride levels in urine are twice as high for pregnant women living in Canadian cities where fluoride is added to public drinking water as for those living in cities that do not add fluoride to public water supplies.
The study Community Water Fluoridation and Urinary Fluoride Concentrations in a National Sample of Pregnant Women in Canada was published today in Environmental Health PerspectivesIt is the first study in North America to examine how fluoride in water contributes to urinary fluoride levels in pregnant women. The research was conducted as part of a larger study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) investigating whether early life exposure to fluoride affects the developing brain.
We found that fluoride in drinking water was the major source of exposure for pregnant women living in Canada. Women living in fluoridated communities have two times the amount of fluoride in their urine as women living in non-fluoridated communities, said Christine Till, an associate professor of Psychology in Yorks Faculty of Health and lead author on t......

18:45

A $1.30 New York soup costs the equivalent of $348 in South Sudan "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Food is becoming less affordable in conflict or politically unstable countries and food costs put nutritious meals beyond the reach of millions, warns the UN Food Programme.

18:45

How States Can Escape Americas Looming Financial Meltdown "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

How States Can Escape Americas Looming Financial Meltdown By Joe Jarvis The Daily Bell The USA is $21.4 trillion in debt. That is larger than the entire US economy. And it shows no sign of slowing down. To put...

The post How States Can Escape Americas Looming Financial Meltdown appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:44

Resist fascism: building food sovereignty from people's unity "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Resist fascism: building food sovereignty from people's unity

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18:39

Banned Weapons Used in All US War Theaters "IndyWatch Feed War"

Banned Weapons Used in All US War Theaters. In all Post-9/11 Wars, US used Banned Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Incendiary and Cluster Munitions By Stephen Lendman, Whenever US forces aggressively attacks countries, dirty war is waged, including use of banned weapons. Prohibited terror-bombing is longstanding US policy, indiscriminately harming civilians. The Laws of War: Laws and []

18:38

North Korea more of the same worthless words Slams US for evil sanctions push "IndyWatch Feed War"

 

North Koreas state media on Tuesday slammed the United States for an evil attempt to maintain sanctions against Pyongyang, accusing President Donald Trump of blocking progress in inter-Korean relations.

The declaration threatens to upset the negotiations between Washington and the nuclear-armed North, in which Trump is expected to hold a second summit soon with Pyongyangs leader Kim Jong Un.

At their first meeting in Singapore in June they signed a vaguely-worded pledge on denuclearisation, but little progress has been made since then with the two sides sparring over the meaning of the text.

AFP/File | Pyongyang has accused US President Donald Trump of blocking progress in inter-Korean relations

Pyongyang has not made any explicit public promise to give up its existing arsenal but has repeatedly called for UN Security Council sanctions imposed over its weapons programmes to be loosened, citing a freeze in its nuclear and missile tests.

For its part Washington has been adamant the measures should be maintained until Pyongyangs complete denuclearisation.

Washington was playing a double game, said a lengthy commentary carried by the Norths official KCNA news agency, and was little short of destroying the rare diplomatic opportunity between the two.

Hostile policy and reciprocity can not go together, it said, and negotiations would not move forward an inch with an obstacle called sanctions.

The US is responding to good faith with evil, it added.

Enraged all Koreans

KCNA said the article, nearly 1,700 words long and titled What Do Ill-boding Remarks from US Signify, had been made public by Kim Chol Myong.

No further details about its origins or the authors affiliation were given, suggesting that Kim Chol Myong is likely to be a pseudonym.

But the fact that it was carried by Pyongyangs official news agency indicates that it has the authorities approval.

It was published just days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Pyongyang and said he had productive talks on denuclearisation with the North Korean leader.

After an earlier Pompeo visit in July the North issued an angrily-worded official foreign ministry statement condemning what it called his unilateral demands for its disarmament, describing them as gangster-like.

It cast doubt on the prospects for progress even though it proclaimed our good faith in President Trump and prompt...

18:35

Boycott Barclays while it fails on fracking "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Boycott Barclays while it fails on fracking

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18:31

Internment camps make Uighurs life more colourful, says Xinjiang governor Not Muslims prison camps "IndyWatch Feed War"

China on the defensive over camps where former prisoners have told of arbitrary detention, abuse and indoctrination

A senior official in Xinjiang has described mass internment camps for Muslim minorities as training and boarding schools where residents receive vocational, legal, and language training as well as de-extremisation education.

Beijing has faced growing international criticism for its crackdown in Xinjiang, a far north-western territory of China where it holds as many as a million Muslims prisoner in camps. Former detainees have said that they were subjected to political indoctrination and abuse.

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In a rare, detailed interview published by the state-run news agency Xinhua, the Xinjiang governor, Shohrat Zakir, said: Xinjiang conducts vocational skills education and training according to law. The purpose is to fundamentally eliminate the environment and soil that breeds terrorism and religious extremism, and eliminate the terrorism act...

18:31

World Food Day migration quiz "IndyWatch Feed World"

There are many misconceptions about migration. Test your knowledge.

18:30

Funniest Trump cant win compilation "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Funniest Trump cant win compilation appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:30

Gaza: The Most Important Story Not Covered in the MSM "IndyWatch Feed War"

Gaza: The Most Important Story Not Covered by MSM  by Maj. Danny Sjursen The American news cycle is so dominated by the drama and minutiae surrounding the current administration that the most serious foreign policy crises go unreported. The Israelis military is killing kids in the Gaza Strip like, on the regular. You wouldnt know it though; []

18:28

Climate Genocide Is Coming "IndyWatch Feed War"


LIFE AFTER WARMING 

UN Says Climate Genocide 

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18:24

US military airstrike in Somalia kills 4 al-Shabab fighters "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The U.S. military says it has conducted an airstrike that killed four al-Shabab extremists after partner forces came under small arms fire. The U.S. Africa Command says Sundays airstrike was carried out near the community of Araara in Lower Juba region in the south. The statement says no U.S. service members were on the ground []

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18:23

New Study Highlights Collapse of Insect Populations "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Very sobering news on the insect front. Species die-off is progressing faster than you probably thought.

18:23

China rolls out PR push on Muslim internment camps (Really just vocational education) "IndyWatch Feed War"

China on Tuesday issued an ardent defence of its alleged mass internment of minorities in far west Xinjiang region amid a global outcry, with a regional official insisting that authorities are preventing terrorism through vocational education centres.

Beijing has sought to counter criticism with a series of op-eds and interviews and a rollout of new regulations that retroactively codify the use of the system of extra-judicial re-education camps in Xinjiang.

Up to 1 million ethnic Uighurs and other mostly Muslim Turkic minorities are believed to be held in such centres, according to estimates cited by a United Nations panel.

China on Tuesday issued an ardent defence of its alleged mass internment of minorities in far west Xinjiang region amid a global outcry, with a regional official insisting that authorities are preventing terrorism through

Former inmates have said they found themselves incarcerated for transgressions such as wearing long beards and face veils or sharing Islamic holiday greetings on social media, a process that echoes the decades of brutal thought reform under Mao Zedong.

The programme has come under increasingly heavy fire from the international community, with particularly heavy censure from the United States and the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Chinese authorities initially denied the existence of the facilities.

But they have changed their tune as satellite imagery and documents issued by their own government have made it increasingly difficult to maintain that position.

In recent weeks the story has shifted from outright dismissal to acknowledgement that the camps exist, with the caveat that they are being used primarily for vocational education in a bid to halt separatist sentiments and religious extremism.

In a rare interview with Chinas official Xinhua news service published on Tuesday, the chairman of Xinjiangs government, Shohrat Zakir, defended the use of the centres, saying that the region was now safe and stable.

The official did not say how many people were being held in the centres.

Zakir said the facilities were intended to improve job skills and Mandarin abilities among minorities with a limited command of the countrys common language and a limited sense and knowledge of the law.

They often have difficulties in finding employment due to limited vocational skills. This has led to a low material-basis for residents to live and work there, making them vulnerable to the instigat...

18:18

Assad regime renews threat to attack Idlib after militants refuse to pull out "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Assad regime renewed its threat on Monday to launch an offensive in Idlib province in northwest Syria after militants defied a Russia-Turkey deal for them to pull out.

The fighters failed to meet the Oct. 15 deadline for them to withdraw from a planned buffer zone around Syrias last opposition stronghold.

Our armed forces are ready around Idlib to eradicate terrorism if the Idlib agreement is not implemented, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al-Moualem said at a press conference in Damascus with the Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari.

A Syrian rebel-fighter from the National Liberation Front (NLF) walks in a street in the rebel-held al-Rashidin district of western Aleppos countryside near Idlib province on October 15, 2018. (AFP / Aaref Watad)

Idlib, as any other province, has to return to Syrian sovereignty. We prefer to have it through peaceful means, through reconciliation, but if not there are other options.

Al-Moualem said it was now up to Russia to judge whether the agreement, which averted a regime offensive last month, was being fulfilled. We have to wait for the Russian reaction. Russia is monitoring and following the situation, he said.

When Idlib was recaptured from the opposition, the regime would turn its attention to territory held by the Kurdish-led and US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, the minister said. After Idlib, our target is east of the Euphrates, which must also return to Syrian sovereignty, he said.

Civilians in Idlib said they were concerned about an increase in violence if the Russian-Turkish accord collapsed. We fear the deals sponsors will fail to implement all its points, and that the bombardment and battles will return, one said.

The deal provides for a 15-20 km horseshoe-shaped buffer zone around opposition-held areas in Idlib and the neighboring provinces of Latakia, Hama and Aleppo.

The dominant militant force in the region is Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), an alliance led by Al-Qaedas former Syrian branch. The group has signaled that it would abide by the terms of the deal, although it has not explicitly said so.

We value the efforts of all those striving at home and abroad to protect the liberated area and prevent its invasion and the perpetration of massacres in it, HTS said.

Elsewhere in Syria, the Assad regime on Monday reopened a vital border post with Jordan and a crossing into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Two white jeeps crossed into Israeli-occupied territory d...

18:18

Google Algorithm Effective at Spotting Breast Cancer "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Google AI can spot advanced breast cancer more effectively than humans

Google has delivered further evidence that AI could become a valuable ally in detecting cancer. The company's researchers have developed a deep learning tool that can spot metastatic (advanced) breast cancer with a greater accuracy than pathologists when looking at slides. The team trained its algorithm (Lymph Node Assistant, aka LYNA) to recognize the characteristics of tumors using two sets of pathological slides, giving it the ability to spot metastasis in a wide variety of conditions. The result was an AI system that could tell the difference between cancer and non-cancer slides 99 percent of the time, even when looking for extremely small metastases that humans might miss.

LYNA was even more effective when serving as a companion -- pathologists performing simulated diagnoses found that the deep learning tech made their work easier. It not only reduced the rate of missed micro-metastases by a "factor of two," it cut the inspection time in half to a single minute.

Artificial IntelligenceBased Breast Cancer Nodal Metastasis Detection (open, DOI: 10.5858/arpa.2018-0147-OA) (DX)

Impact of Deep Learning Assistance on the Histopathologic Review of Lymph Nodes for Metastatic Breast Cancer (open, DOI: 10.1097/PAS.0000000000001151) (DX)


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18:15

Hoaxed: Everything They Told You is a Lie! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Hoaxed: Everything They Told You is a Lie! Video This powerful preview for the new major motion picture Hoaxed exposes and destroys mainstream media narratives as fictional, manipulative and deadly. Video Source

The post Hoaxed: Everything They Told You is a Lie! (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:13

PNG Facebook MPs cannot call for Nationwide Strike "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Papua New Guinea Opposition Facebook MPs can not call a strike as an Elected Leaders - Floor of Parliament is the right place to debate with Govt

A nation wide strike is not the way to mislead people into disrepute on the 11th hour of the APEC. Every elected leaders and responsible Papua New Guineans will do everything at this time to ensure that the APEC is delivered without any domestic political fuse to dispute what is wrong and right. We have committed too much to the APEC and this is not an event that one politician in this great country to politicise.

Political leaders have parliamentary avenues to exercise democratic rights on behalf of the people. The public servants and the business community are supporting the APEC and remaining committed until the APEC is delivered. We request every responsible politicians to be one in supporting this historical world meeting event in PNG and postpone all other interests after APEC. These kind of concerns can be expressed after the APEC not now because international media can portray security issues when we are couple of weeks away from the arrival of the APEC World Leaders in PNG.

Ilegal strikes motivated by poltical jealous and hatrate. As long as it is always for politcs there is nothing good for the country. We have done lots of strikes and protests in the past but what have we achieved. Only loss of lives, disruption of schools and student education, stop business and chaos. Politicians fight for their own political agenda using students, activists, public servants on Facebook is illegal and out of political sights. It wont change anything. Only when piliticians change for the good of PNG will see change.

We will not be moved by Kramer or Juffa or Bird. They emotionalise issues but never provide anything concrete and long term solution. You are not different to Don Polye, Ben Micah and many other politcians who thought they could easily oust a sitting Prime Minister by strikes and protests. You have worked so hard to bring Peter O'Neill and PNC done during the 2017 elections but he is back in power by the mandate of the people to serve the people of PNG. Stop cooking up lies. When you say you want to do for the future of the children by organising a violence and protest, can't you see what Peter O'Neill and his government is doing for the Children over the last 7 years with free education. The statistics proof that they are many children in the class room than ever before. Of course they are issues and challanges but it is a reality that th...

18:13

Iranian border guards kidnapped on border with Pakistan "IndyWatch Feed War"

Fourteen Iranian security personnel, including Revolutionary Guards intelligence officers, were abducted on the volatile southeastern border with Pakistan on Tuesday, state media reported.

The border guards were abducted between 4 am and 5 am in the Lulakdan area of the border by a terrorist group, the official IRNA news agency reported.

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Basij militia

Lulakdan is a small village 150 kilometers (about 90 miles) southeast of Zahedan, capital of the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan.

Of the 14, two were members of the elite Revolutionary Guards intelligence unit, and seven were volunteers in the Basij militia involved in a security operation.

The rest were regular border guards, according to the Young Journalists Club, a state-owned news website.

The reports did not name a specific group as a suspect in the abduction.

The region has long been a flashpoint, with Baluchi separatists and extremists based in Pakistan regularly attacking Iranian security posts.

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18:10

Musical Interlude: Rudi en Corlea, "Hoor Jy My Stem" "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Rudi en Corlea, "Hoor Jy My Stem"
Haunting song by Rudi Claare and Corlea Botha of South Africa, 
sung in Afrikaans with subtitles in English.

18:08

A simple message containing certain symbols could crash the Sony PlayStation 4 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

PlayStation 4 gaming consoles could crash when they receive messages containing certain symbols from fellow gamers.

The consoles could freeze on while the owners are playing their preferred games, the DoS condition is triggered while the devices are parsing symbols in messages received.

There is a new glitch that basically bricks your console and forces you to factory reset it. Even deleting the message from the mobile app doesnt work. It happened to me during Rainbow Six: Siege. A player from the other team used a dummy account to send the message and crashed my entire team. We all have had to factory reset. Only one of our guys wasnt affected and he has his messages private. reads a thread on Reddit.

Many users reported the glitch in the PlayStation 4, even deleting the message from the mobile app the problem persists. Some users fixed the issue by restoring the gaming console to factory settings, but in this way, they have lost data related to their game if they did not subscribe to PS Plus service that backs them up automatically to Sony cloud.

PlayStation 4 parser error

According to the Reddit thread, some gamers playing online multiplayer games sent the malicious message to the members of the opposing team, causing them crashing.

The error triggered by the message was tracked as with the PS4 code CE-36329-3.

Fortunately, the issue could be easily fixed by deleting the crashing message from the mobile app.

Experts recommend to rebuild the database of the console to completely fix the problem, below the step-by-step procedure:

  1. Turn off the PS4 system by pressing the power button on the front panel. The power indicator will blink for a few moments before turning off.
  2. Once the PS4 system is off, press and hold the power button again. Release it after you hear the second beep: one beep will sound when you first press, and another seve...

18:07

Neo-Ottomanism Surges in Middle East Politics "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The US-backed alliance between Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Israel and Egypt to contain Iran does not make a new regional order. Erdogan will now assert Turkeys leadership role in the Muslim Middle East. Importantly, he is known to champion the Muslim Brotherhood as the charioteer of a New Middle East.

The post Neo-Ottomanism Surges in Middle East Politics appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

18:05

Court Orders Swedish ISP Telia to Block The Pirate Bay & FMovies "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In an effort to reduce levels of copyright infringement, content companies and distributors have adopted site-blocking as one of their preferred anti-piracy tools.

The practice is now commonplace across Europe, with many of the main torrent and streaming portals blocked by local ISPs.

In Sweden, pirate site blocking became a reality in February 2017 when ISP Bredbandsbolaget (Broadband Company) was ordered to block The Pirate Bay and streaming portal Swefilmer.

That process took a long time to come to fruition. The original lawsuit, filed in 2014 by Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music, Nordisk Film, and the Swedish Film Industry, initially went in the ISPs favor.

A subsequent appeal, however, saw the rightsholders emerge victorious, with Bredbandsbolaget ordered to implement technical measures to prevent its customers from accessing the pirate sites through a number of domain names and URLs.

For more than a year, other ISPs in Sweden have been able to provide subscribers with access to The Pirate Bay, since the earlier case was targeted at just one ISP. Now, however, local ISP Telia finds itself in a similar position following an order handed down Monday by the Patent and Market Court.

Following an application by a huge coalition of content companies and groups including the Swedish Film Industry, Nordisk Film, Disney, Paramount, Columbia, Disney, and Twentieth Century Fox, Telia must now block subscriber access to several pirate sites.

As is often the case, torrent favorite The Pirate Bay heads the list, with streaming platforms Fmovies, Dreamfilm and NyaFilmer following closely behind.

Cited by IDG, Per Strmbck of the Film and TV Industry Cooperation Committee said that a favorable decision was anticipated.

The decision was expected and complies with the current legal situation. Now its high time that Telia takes the same responsibility in Sweden as it already does in Denmark and Norway, Strmbck said.

While the move to site blocking in Sweden hasnt always plain sailing, last years decision in the Bredbandsbolaget case laid down some valuable pointers.

The Court found that under EU law it is possible for copyright holders to obtain an injunction against ISPs whose services are used to commit copyright infringement, noting that the Swedish Copyright Act should be interpreted...

18:04

Carter Page suing DNC for defamation over Steele dossier DOJ, FBI Wrongdoing Unravels "IndyWatch Feed War"

Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page is suing the Democratic National Committee for defamation over the Christopher Steele dossier.

Page claims in a lawsuit filed in Oklahoma federal court on Monday that from June 2016 through at least September 2016, the DNC, its law firm Perkins Coie and two of the firms partners, Marc Elias and Michael Sussmann, intentionally spread the contents of the dossier to media organizations and to entities in the US government.

Page says he wants to hold them accountable for funding and distributing to the media an extensive series about him they knew to be false.

The so-called Trump dossier, commissioned by Fusion GPS, contained many scandalous and unverified claims about President Trumps ties to Russia.

It also said that Page was the Trump campaigns intermediary to Russia. Page denies this.

The slanderous statements made and libelous documents allegedly provided to the media, directly exposed Dr. Page to public hatred, contempt, ridicule and obloquy and injured him severely in all his occupations, and tended to scandalize both his colleagues and friends, the lawsuit states.

He is seeking special and punitive damages in excess of $75,000.

The DNC and Perkins Coie didnt immediately respond to a request for comment from The Post.

18:04

Zambia puts ebola training in place "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Zambian government has launched a training programme to prepare health professionals in border regions recognise, treat and prevent potential Ebola outbreaks.

18:01

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


by Noah

Oh poor you, Melania. So abused. So picked upon. Fuck you! The last First Lady got repeatedly subjected to typically Republican racial diatribes calling her an ape and a man, complete with idiotic YouTube videos offered as so-called evidence. Fuck you to the heavens and all the way down to the hell where you belong.

Melania, you signed up for any abuse you get when you married what you married. You won the Slovenian Whore Championship and snuck into America as a mail order blow up doll for your orange Jabba the Hutt. You even got your relatives here via chain migration, no irony there, eh? What more do you want? You want Borat to come from Kazakhstahn hand you a trophy?

Melania, do you think you're bullied? Is this you playing the victim card? If so, I'm surprised there are any of those cards left at the White House. Or, is this your way of trolling us and claiming that Cheeto the Hutt bullies you and maybe even hits you? Put up the evidence. Please, just do it. It'll be a joy to watch Kellyanne Conartist and Sarah Huckabee Sanders trying to explain it all away. They need another challenge. It's been hours, no minutes, since the last one.

You want to know what it's really like to be bullied, Melania? Then walk out on Cheeto Jabba and walk the streets of Washington or New York where millions of us will tell you "No. We really don't care. Fuck off."

18:00

The Charmer: Gorse The Imposter #5/6 Nigel Havers, Bernard Hepton, Fiona Fullerton, Rosemary Leach "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Wikipedia

The Charmer was a 1987 British television serial set in the 1930s, and starring Nigel Havers as Ralph Ernest Gorse, a seducing conman, Rosemary Leach as Joan Plumleigh-Bruce, a smitten victim widow and Bernard Hepton as Donald Stimpson, Plumleigh-Bruces would-be beau, who vengefully pursues Gorse after he has conned her

18:00

Fast Company magazine has a new look "IndyWatch Feed World"

Creative director Mike Schnaidt offers a peek under the hood of the new Fast Company.

Just as Fast Company covers the most creative minds out there, its our mission to continually innovate our brand as well. With the release of our November print edition, Im excited to announce that well be launching a new design for Fast Company.

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18:00

The network effect "IndyWatch Feed World"

After an unexpectedly high-profile year, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey speaks about diversity, streaming, and keeping the peace between showrunners and executives.

Channing Dungey entered the spotlight this past May when she abruptly canceled ABCs wildly successful reboot of Roseanne after its star tweeted an offensive slur about former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett. The incident drew attention to Dungey and the network at a critical juncture: Its fending off streaming giants like Netflixwhich recently poached two of ABCs top showrunners, Shonda Rhimes (Greys Anatomy, Scandal) and Kenya Barris (Black-ish)while attempting to attract new viewers.

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18:00

Bill Gates Thinks There are Too Many Africans, Calls for Population Control "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The goal of eliminating extreme poverty is among the top priorities of the global community and is the first of the UNs seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But, according to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, progress toward reducing poverty is threatened by the presence of too many poor people, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D.

Some global leaders have drawn criticism for their patronizing comments about African fertility, including French president Emmanuel Macron.

At a launch event for the Gates Foundations Goalkeepers Report, held alongside the UNs General Assembly, Macron said that Africas high birth rate is not chosen fertility, and reflects a lack of education.

Bill and Melinda Gates: Privileged white "elites" that spend billions to depopulate
 third world countries, while posing as humanitarian philanthropists.

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18:00

Astronomers detect moon outside solar system for first time "IndyWatch Feed Tech"







Its is truly astounding just how wonderfully we have advanced in our ability to observe planets and now moons.  The  next scope going up will likely wink out a slew of moons associated with known planets.
 
Soon enough we will learn how to  produce and direct wormholes in space.  This will certainly allow sending telescopes out into deep space allowing excellent triangulation long before we travel ourselves. 
 
I even have a starting point on that technology and it s also central to so called time travel.  We do have evidence that it has been developed in our near future.  Maybe i will get to converge on it.

In the event, our first application of wormholes will be to establish space observatories several light years away in at least four directions and then many more thereafter.  Easy data transfer will also be possible and all that data can be integrates to provide superb resolutions.
 
We will always have lots of questions to follow up on but that will typically be messy and never that efficient even with sis billion eyeballs working on it... .

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Astronomers detect moon outside solar system for first time

Space telescopes find giant body orbiting planet 8,000 light-years from Earth3
 
 Clive Cookson, Science Editor

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Astronomers have compelling evidence that they have made the first discovery of an e...

18:00

The Army May Have Found Its Next Rifle In A Colorado Garage "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

army rifle colorado ribbon gun


This appears to be promising.  we have had about three generations of work with light rapid fire automatic weapons which lay on the fire power but always give up accuracy.  This often means a loss of reliability as well.  The AK 47 stills works well enough in that environment even if it is  seventy years old.

Something like this may well solve the reliability problem while throwing real weight down range. 

My personal standard is still the military Lee - Enfield 303 which has only now been replaced by the Arctic Rangers. The delay was for reasons that i can completely appreciate. The new weapon had to be able to stop a charging polar bear.  It is what I want if I  were so unfortunate as to face a charging grizzly.  Trained hands can lay down an aimed  shot every second.  A bear is traveling at thirty miles per hour and you are at less than one hundred yards.  That means you have about three shots at best and you will not need to breathe.

Laying down four rounds from this device may have the same weight and rapid fire ability.  Reports have suggested that anything less is likely fatal even if you pepper the bear with a large mag of smaller ammunition.






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The Army May Have Found Its Next Rifle In A Colorado Garage 

By Tom Roeder, The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) on October 1, 2018
 
The Army adopted its battle rifle in 1963 and has spent 55 years looking for a replacement for the M-16 and its variants.

They might have found it in Martin Gr...

18:00

Theological Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Paul Barrons wool surfboard is cleaning up surfing "IndyWatch Feed World"

The cutting-edge board could change the design of many products, from yachts to cars.

New Zealand surfer Paul Barron was laminating a board a decade ago when he accidentally spilled resin on his sweater. It gave him an idea: What if he built a surfboard shell out of wool? Traditional foam boards are typically housed in resin and fiberglass for structural integrity. But fiberglass can be harmful to workers and isnt easily recyclable; board makers have long sought a greener alternative. This month, the Carlsbad, California, company Firewire Surfboards is releasing Barrons WoolLight boardshowcasing a technological advance that could change how other products are designed, from yachts to cars.

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18:00

Churchill, Hitler and "The Unnecessary War" with Pat Buchanan "IndyWatch Feed Tech"




I had largely come to this opinion years ago but reading this book rather clearly makes the whole argument.  The only thing missing in this mix was the continuing pressure from Russia at the same time that set up the French opportunity  to play revenge.

Churchill's grasp of strategy was always lacking and famously so.  That he strengthened Grey before the WWI led directly to the central decision of jumping into France without an escape strategy was a complete folly that ultimately allowed the American's to dismantle the British Empire which was also folly of the American kind...

I was brought up in a school system still loyal to the British Empire. My teachers had lived and participated in WWII.  I have always thought that the decision to help France was the death of the Empire and unforgivable.  When it went quickly wrong, they never got out.  They could have at any point.  How stupid is proven over and over again.

It is a bracing reminder of just how wrong headed a political leader can be and how baleful his influence.
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18:00

Government 'to weaken tremor standards' as fracking starts "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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Due Process and the Trump Presidency "IndyWatch Feed Tech"



I am writing this item to address our natural impatience.  All of us have seen politicians and their enablers go out and essentially flaunt the law.  Others such as my self have investigated the genesis of many important decisions in many areas including medical in particular and easily locate a troubling stream of behavior that is best described as corrupt.  That is the direct evidence.  At the same time we all mostly understand human behavior and understand that the easy road is to initiate a corrupt practice.

My key point though is that it is easy to be a witness to a criminal act.  The correction of that criminal action is hard and demands due process.  This takes a lot of time.  Weeks and months elapse.

We had a riot in Vancouver caught on ample camera points.  At the same time riots took place in England, folks were arrested and no charges were ever possible and they were all released almost immediately.  In Vancouver they applied due process.  In a few weeks arrests took place and convictions secured.  Do you think that this encourages similar behavior next opportunity?  Of course not.  Everyone knows that they will pay.

Two years ago Trump elected to apply the full power of due process with no deals and unleashed the full investigative powers of the State to fully correct the festering corruption of the whole governmental apparatus.  That is why thousands of pedophile cases have finally gone forward double step.  That is why there is now 55,766  sealed indictments outstanding while he cleans up the whole judiciary as well.

Feeding this monumental housecleaning is the astounding reality that since 9/11, we have collected all electronic communication, particularly in government.  Thus the same guys who found Saddam Hussein can identify networks and review cash transfers to establish probable cause.  A computer does all t...

17:59

Compounds found in celery make it a powerful healing plant "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Compounds found in celery make it a powerful healing plant

(Natural News) Celery may be a simple vegetable, but it is actually one of the most nutritious foods you could ever add to your diet. Its benefits have been known since ancient times. But what makes it nutritious? Researchers from Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences and Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences in Iran conducted a...

17:55

Media coverage of humanitarian crises in the spotlight "IndyWatch Feed World"

Very few international news organisations routinely cover humanitarian affairs and most 'humanitarian journalism' is now funded by states or foundations, says a new report.

17:52

Breaking News: Georgia Sued Over Rejecting Absentee Ballots at High Rate "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A group of five Georgia voters has named Secretary of State Brian Kemp, each member of the states Board of Elections, and each member of Gwinnett Countys board of elections in a lawsuit over how mail-in absentee ballots are handled.

The current system, the lawsuit claims, imposes various arbitrary requirements, alone and in combination, [that] burden the right to vote, serve no legitimate governmental purpose that cannot be accomplished by more tailored means, and threaten to disenfranchise thousands of honest, eligible voters each year.

Filed days after WhoWhatWhy broke an exclusive story on mail-in ballot rejection rates, the lawsuit asks for clarity in state law, and for supervision and greater transparency of the mail-in ballot review process. The elections watchdog organization funding and organizing the lawsuit, the Coalition for Good Governance, will promptly follow this initial complaint with a motion for preliminary injunction, hoping to convince the courts to take immediate corrective action for the November 6 election.

The lawsuit seeks to fix the problem in four ways:

  • Voters must be notified in one business day by first class mail, and (if available) telephone and email, that their ballot application or voted ballot has been rejected, with instructions given on how to provide the needed information.
  • No voter signatures can be rejected without agreement of a bipartisan signature review team.
  • Ballots and applications already rejected must be reviewed immediately and voters be provided the above-mentioned protections.
  • Voters whose ballots have been rejected must be given until the Friday after Election Day to resolve any issues and any mail ballot eligibility questions.
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Importantly, the plaintiffs want to impose consistency across counties in how they process mail-in ballots. As it stands now, state law is vague and allows for variability across counties.

The likelihood of being allowed to vote by mail and to have your vote counted should not depend upon which county you live in, said Rhonda Martin, the lead plaintiff....

17:52

Judge Dismisses Stormy Daniels Defamation Suit Against Trump "IndyWatch Feed War"

Michael Avenatti, Ms. Cliffords attorney, said he would appeal the ruling and noted that her other claims against the president are unaffected

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Former adult-film star Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford argued in the defamation suit that the tweet attacked the veracity of her account and suggested she was falsely accusing someone of committing a crime against her. (Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters)
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LOS ANGELESA federal judge in California dismissed a lawsuit brought by Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump that accused him of defaming her in a tweet.

U.S. District Judge S. James Otero in Los Angeles ruled on Monday that the former adult-film star, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, must pay Mr. Trumps legal fees in the case.

Michael Avenatti, Ms. Cliffords attorney, said he would appeal the ruling and noted that her other claims...

17:48

Please Remember Not to Vote! "IndyWatch Feed War"

So, its three weeks before the US midterm elections, and it looks like we have got ourselves a horse race! Thats right, folks, once again, its time to start playing with those forecast maps on Real Clear Politics and FiveThirtyEight, and obsessively following the fluctuating poll numbers of congressional candidates you have never heard of competing in districts you couldnt locate if someone held a gun to your head. You need to start doing this immediately, if not sooner, as the stakes in these midterms could not be higher. Nothing less than the continued existence of American democracy hangs in the balance, so the ruling classes need every last one of us to get out there and vote for somebody!

The fact that it only marginally matters who that somebody that you vote for is should not dissuade you from voting for somebody. Voting for somebody is your civic duty, and is no less important than rooting for a sports team, or maintaining a personal favorite color, or celebrity, or brand of hemorrhoid creme. Remember, if you dont vote for somebody, somebody else is going to win, and we cant afford to let that happen!

Now, your choices this year are particularly exciting, despite the fact that they are exactly the same as in every other US election since approximately the 1970s. Yes, thats right, once again, its the Transgender Panethnic Communists of Color versus the Old White Cisnormal Capitalist Nazis, and what a spectacle it promises to be! The Old White Cisnormal Capitalist Nazis (hereinafter the OWCCN) currently control well, pretty much everything (i.e., the House, the Senate, and executive branch), and so the Transgender Panethnic Communists of Color (hereinafter the TPCoC) are hungry, and are looking for some serious payback after getting their butts kicked in 2016. Rumor has it, the TPCoC are preparing to unleash a Blue Tsunami on vulnerable OWCCN incumbents, take control of the House of Representatives, and then not impeach the ass clown President theyve been telling everyone for the last two years is both a traitorous Russian intelligence asset and the resurrection of Adolf Hitler.

And, if that isnt exciting enough for you already, theyve got all kinds of other life-and-death issues to emotionally pressure you into picking a team to fanatically root for on social media, and then getting out and voting for somebody. How blatantly to humiliate illegal immigrants, how affluent you have to be to obtain an abortion, how much interest banks can charge when you pay for your chemo with an Amazon card, and which pronouns law enforcement officers are required to use to refer to people whose homes they barge into and unintentionally murder, are just a few of the many hot-button questions requiring your democratic input.

Other questions, like whether to invade or just strategically bomb Iran or Syria, or some other non-ball-playing...

17:46

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65. A creative programmer, he was the idea man "IndyWatch Feed War"

Paul Allen, the taciturn computer programmer who founded the software behemoth Microsoft with Bill Gates when he was 22 and walked away eight years later with what would become one of the largest fortunes in the history of American capitalism, died Monday in Seattle. He was 65.

The cause was complications of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, according to his investment company, Vulcan Inc. It was a disease that Allen battled in 2009 and which had recently returned.

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Allen was an essential part of the launch and early success of Microsoft, which thrived on the combination of Allens creative programming genius and Gates hard-driving business acumen. Allen went on to become a major investor and philanthropist in his own right, something Gates noted in a statement issued Monday.

Paul wasnt content with starting one company. He channeled his intellect and compassion into a second act focused on improving peoples lives and strengthening communities in Seattle and around the world, Gates said. He was fond of saying, If it has the potential to do good, then we should do it. Thats the kind of person he was. I will miss him tremendously.

The difference between the two Microsoft founders was that Gates wanted more than anything to make money; Allen wanted more than anything to be the first to spot a technological idea, Laura Rich wrote in her biography, The Accidental Zillionaire: Demystifying Paul Allen. It was a partnership made in heaven and it worked.

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17:45

Pepe Escobar: Welcome to the G-20 from Hell "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Pepe Escobar: Welcome to the G-20 from Hell The Saker World leaders wrestle with a maelstrom of complex, burning issues as they prepare for November 30 summit The G-20 in Buenos Aires on November 30 could set the world...

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17:41

AWF pledges $25million to help African states fight illegal wildlife trade "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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  • The African Wildlife Foundation has pledged $25 million to projects aimed at combating the illegal wildlife trade across the continent over the next four years.
  • The Nairobi-based NGO invests in outfitting wildlife rangers, training sniffer dogs to detect illicit shipments, and community-based development.
  • AWF president Kaddu Sebunya emphasized the need to invest in homegrown solutions to the crisis when he announced the funding at the Illegal Wildlife Trade conference, held Oct. 11-12 in London.

A prominent African wildlife conservation NGO has committed $25 million to help protect iconic fauna from poaching and habitat loss across the continent by investing in African institutions and people.

We are seeing recovery and stabilization of some critical wildlife populations, Kaddu Sebunya, president of the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), said in a statement. We know what is working and its time to scale up the investment to combat this serious threat.

The Nairobi-based organization made the announcement on Oct. 11 during the Illegal Wildlife Trade conference in London. The money will complement more than $13 million that AWF says it has used to support projects aimed at countering the illegal trade of wildlife and wildlife products.

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17:39

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Passes, ports and towns cut off by record snowfall in N. Hemisphere "IndyWatch Feed World"

Four feet of snow fell across the Himalayan Range during the dry season trapping climbers and trekkers and cutting off villages and towns for the remainder of the winter. Canada had early arrival of sea ice blocking off ports for the remainder of the winter and is now air lifting in 600,000 litres of fuel and tons of food. Roads in USA closed for the winter a month early as record snow blankets the Rocky Mountain states and it is only early October.

17:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats S04 E13 Dial C For Cop "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Season 3 Episode 5 appears to be missing

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

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

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

17:30

How Peter Jackson brought to life WW1 footage in his new film "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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17:27

Bridges versus Ross escalates "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Saying that the battle for power and utu between Simon Bridges and Jami-Lee Ross has escalated is an understatement. Ross has been kicked out of the National caucus, but he resigned from the National Party and from Parliament, saying he will contest the by-election he has precipitated as an Independent candidate (his only option if []

17:26

Eneasz Brodski, author of Red Legacy, joins our Futurists Board. "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Eneasz Brodski, author of "Red Legacy", joins our Futurists Board.

17:20

Marijuana in Canada "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Dispensaries selling various strains of marijuana and high-potency extracts, called budder and shatter, have opened on main streets. Regular pop-up markets like the one in Hamilton have sprouted, to the point vendors can attend five a week in the Toronto area.

Cannabis lounges have expanded, offering not just a place to smoke and take hits, but classes on growing cannabis at home and making cannabis creams. Cannabis-infused catering has gone so mainstream that the national association of food service businesses, Restaurants Canada, is hosting a seminar on it. Cannabis tour companies have opened, as have cannabis bud-and-breakfasts.

Universities and colleges across the country have introduced courses on cannabis business, investing, retail and cultivation.

Newspapers, which have hired full-time cannabis reporters, have published cannabis sections, filled with editorial ads by government-licensed producers advertising lines of cannabis-infused beverages, coffee and dog chew toys they are developing for when such products become legal.

Ms. Roach see cannabis becoming almost like corn in its derivative form, threaded through everyday Canadian consumer products. Although people eat a minimal amount of corn each day, she said, theres corn syrup in everything.

That is from Catherine Porter at the NYT.  I increasingly believe that decriminalization will prove a more stable solution than outright legalization.

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17:15

Your $1,000 Silver Prediction is Ridiculous! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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17:15

9 in 10 organizations have a cybersecurity culture gap "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With cybersecurity threats continuing to escalate worldwide, the ISACA/CMMI Institute Cybersecurity Culture Report found that just 5 percent of employees think their organizations cybersecurity culture is as advanced as it needs to be to protect their business from internal and external threats. Cybersecurity culture is a workplace culture in which security awareness and behaviors are integrated into everyones daily operations, as well as an executive leadership priority. In a threat-ripe environment, an effective cybersecurity culture More

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17:09

Googles CEO confirms its returning to China with a censored search engine "IndyWatch Feed World"

The censored search engine is known internally as Dragonfly and has been in testing since last year.

CEO Sundar Pichai made the admission onstage on Monday at the Wired 25 Summit. The censored search engine is known internally as Dragonfly and has been in testing since last year. Once it rolls out, when a user in China uses Googles search, websites banned by the Chinese government will automatically be filtered out of results.

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17:09

Flash floods triggered by tropical storm Luban continue to hit eastern Yemen "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Flash floods and landslides triggered by the tropical storm Luban continued to hit Yemen's eastern province of Al-Mahra on Monday, official sources told Xinhua. The entire province is still being threatened by Luban with many houses damaged by the flash flood and strong wind, said a source from the Al-Mahra authorities. Thundery downpours and severe wind are still hitting many areas of the province, bringing flash floods that besieged a number of villages, the source said on condition of anonymity. Temporary relief camps set up at schools received scores of flood-affected people, he added. Another source from Al-Mahra's health department said four people are missing and 33 injured, while more than 350 families have been rescued from their homes and moved to schools and shelters. Electricity power stations and other communication facilities across the province remain out of service. Meanwhile, Rageh Bakrit, governor of Al-Mahra, said around 50 families are still trapped on the...

17:08

Gaius Publius: IPCC Releases Climate Report First Thoughts "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The latest IPCC report says we are cooking our collective goose, and hardly anyone seems to react.

17:04

Have We Already Detected a Dark Matter Particle? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Dark matter supposedly makes up 85% of the matter in the universe, but so far, efforts to catch hypothesized dark matter particles have all ended in failure. Weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) are no-shows at grand experiments housed in Italy, Canada, and the United States. Even tinier axions have not been detected either. Neutralinos, born out of supersymmetry, may look nice on paper but so far have no bearing on reality.

17:04

Stephen Hawkings words from beyond the grave bring "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Speaking from beyond the grave, Professor Stephen Hawking has told a new generation growing up in an increasingly insular world: Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.

The eminent cosmologist, who had motor neurone disease and died in March, had his final public thoughts broadcast at a special event to launch his last book, Brief Answers To The Big Questions.

Prof Hawkings words of advice and defiance, echoing from an Imax screen at Londons Science Museum, brought tears to the eyes of his daughter Lucy.

17:04

Worlds fastest camera can shoot light in slow motion "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The slow motion modes on modern smartphones crank up the speed of video recording so that when its played back at regular speed, the motion you see on the screen is slowed down. Its a neat feature to mess around with, but slow motion capture has some very serious scientific applications as well. Capturing the microscopic world at high speeds can help researchers shed light on all kinds of interesting behaviors and phenomena that shape our reality.

Now, imaging specialists have built what is being called the fastest camera on the planet, allowing for the capture of movement at up to 10 trillion frames per second. Forget slowing down a video of a home run at your kids softball game, this incredible contraption can slow down light itself.

A new paper published in Light: Science & Applications explains how the camera works, and boy is it complicated. To put it in its most basic terms, the camera uses laser pulses so ultra-fast that they are measured in quadrillionths of a second and combines those frames with images captured from a second camera moving at the same speed, allowing for high-quality images generated 10 trillion times every second.

17:04

How Inclusive Capitalism, Technology And Social Prescribing Could Reverse Flagging Life Expectancy "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Hard as it is to believe, for the first time the life expectancy for Americans (not counting  the effect of wars) has https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/health/cdc-life-expectancy-de279HCufnO/ target=_blank rel= nofollow noopener noreferrer data-ga-track= ExternalLink: https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/health/cdc-life-expectancy-de279HCufnO/>dropped for two consecutive years. Perhaps less hard to believe is that this is https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/04/for-life-expey-matters/ target=_blank rel= nofollow noopener noreferrer data-ga-track= ExternalLink: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/04/for-life-expey-matters/>not true across economic levels. The richest Americans are gaining in longevity, indeed to unprecedented levels. The poor dont have it so well, and in the U.S., this includes the shrinking middle class, who are also dying earlier. With the widening income gap, theres a growing discrepancy between life expectancies for the rich and poor. Depending on geography, those on the lower end of the income bracket spread can expect to live 20 years less than their better-off counterparts, a shocking finding from an http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullart.2017.0918 target=_blank rel= nofollow noopener noreferrer data-ga-track= ExternalLink: http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullart.2017.0918>in-depth study coming out of the University of Washington.

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17:04

Calls for nationwide strike after PNG government buys 40 Maseratis for Apec "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Papua New Guinean opposition MPs have called for a nationwide strike this week amid growing anger at the governments decision to buy 40 Maseratis for its APEC forum next month.

The PNG government which as well as hosting Apec is also dealing with a devastating earthquake recovery, a nationwide medication shortage, a polio outbreak and worsening TB rates in addition to generally high rates of poverty last week imported 40 of the luxury vehicles via charter plane from Italy.

In defence of the purchase of millions of dollars worth of cars, members of government including the prime minister, Peter ONeill, claimed it would cost the government nothing and the cars would all be sold on to the private sector in a public tender after the APEC leaders meeting next month.

Observers were doubtful of the ability of the government to sell 40 Maseratis which had never been seen in PNG before for the same price at which they were bought, and in a city with record high rates of carjackings. Four-wheel drives are a more common vehicle in PNG, where the roads outside of cities like Port Moresby and Lae are often otherwise impassable.

The opposition MPs Bryan Kramer, Garry Juffa, Allan Bird and Sir Mekere Morauta have called for a two-day strike this week. People are right to be disgusted by the information that is now coming to light, and they are fully entitled to express their opposition to this blatant fraud, said Morauta, who also called for an independent inquiry into the purchase and the involvement of the ONeill government and APEC authority.

He pointed to other controversial APEC-related spending, which he said had all proceeded at the expense of the health system, the education system, rural infrastructure, law and order, government finances and the economy, and employment. Why are we importing luxury cars for Mr ONeill and his wantoks [extended family] to ride around in when children are dying of polio, tuberculosis and other preventable diseases? he said.

Last week, PNGs minister for APEC, Justin Tkatchenko, said the cars were selling like hotcakes and the governments costs would be totally reimbursed.

ONeill reacted to criticism of the decision to buy the Maseratis, saying all APEC hosts provided appropriate cars for leaders and it would not have been appropriate to use Land Cruisers, reported the news website Loop PNG.

Jonathan Pryke, the director of the Lowy Institut...

17:00

You are who you say you are: Establishing digital trust with the blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Over the last few years, blockchain use has gained popularity driven partly by the interest in cryptocurrency, but mostly with the growing understanding of what distributed ledger technology can enable through decentralization of trust. Most large companies have innovation teams looking at ways that blockchain technology can be applied, and many analyst firms, system integrators and other influencers have focused teams providing advice on applications of blockchain technology. I have spoken to experts at leading More

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17:00

Leaving the left "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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17:00

Classic Comedy: Open All Hours Ronnie Barker and David Jason S04 E05 Happy Birthday Arkwright "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

From Wikipedia

Open All Hours is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke for the BBC. It ran for 26 episodes in four series, which premiered in 1976, 1981, 1982 and 1985. The programme developed from a television pilot broadcast in Ronnie Barkers comedy anthology series, Seven of One (1973). Open All Hours ranked eighth in the 2004 Britains Best Sitcom poll

The setting is a small grocers shop in Balby, a suburb of Doncaster in South Yorkshire. The owner, Arkwright (Ronnie Barker), is a middle-aged miser with a stammer and a knack for selling. His nephew Granville (David Jason) is his put-upon errand boy, who blames his work schedule for his lacklustre social life.

Across the road lives Nurse Gladys Emmanuel (Lynda Baron), occupied by her professional rounds, and her elderly mother. Arkwright longs to marry her, but she resists his persistent pressures. In later episodes, it is explained that the two have actually been engaged for many years but have been unable to go through with a wedding due to the advanced age of Nurse Gladyss mother, for whom she cares at home. Though short-tempered with Arkwright, she is concerned for his and Granvilles welfare.

Inside the $30 million plan to make American soccer great again "IndyWatch Feed World"

2626 is trying to start a youth soccer revolution in the U.S. by making sure its not just wealthy kids who can access soccer facilities.

Last October, almost a year to this day, the United States mens national soccer team, then ranked 28th, was outplayed and ultimately defeated by a Trinidad and Tobago outfit ranked 99th in the world. The 2-1 loss, coupled with final results from two other qualifying games, eliminated the USMNT from World Cup contention for the first time since 1986.

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17:00

Exxon funnelled climate denier cash through free market fronts "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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Paul Allen Dead at 65 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Paul Allen has died at age 65:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/oct/15/paul-allen-co-founder-microsoft-dies

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died. He was 65.

Allen's company Vulcan said in a statement that he died Monday. Earlier this month Allen said the cancer he was treated for in 2009, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, had returned.

Allen, who was an avid sports fan, owned the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks.

Of course the article has more information. There was more to Paul Allen that just mentioned above. Bound to hit multiple sources with different takes so be on the lookout for something from a source you like.

takyon: Allen Institute bio and Vulcan Inc. statement.

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16:59

PNG Tourism industry caught offguard by cancellation of visa on arrival "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The suspension of visa on arrival will have devastating effect on the struggling tourism industry especially in the peak tourism season in PNG.

But late Monday, Tourism Promotion Authority chief executive officer Jerry Agus said he would meet with Chief Migration Officer Solomon Kantha today to find a way forward in ensuring PNG continues to facilitate for genuine bona fide tourists.

The temporary suspension for a period of almost a month will definitely affect our tourists because they buy their tickets six months in advance to get special fares, so because of this suspension it will definitely affect our tourists, especially bona fide tourists coming from long haul markets like United States, Europe and Australia.

Agus said the industry members have expressed concerns that this will send a wrong signal to the tourism industry but these issues would be ironed out today.

Immigration has agreed that this decision will affected the industry but we will come with a way forward for TPA and Immigration to closely work together to make sure these tourists will continue to come especially the ones that are already paid for accommodation, tickets so that no hassles are created and we will fine tune how we will facilitate for them, Agus said

Kantha in response reassured the industry that Immigration and Citizenship Authority would provide all the necessary assistance and support to ensure pre-arranged trips by tour organisers and tourists are not severely affected

Sir Peter Barter in an exchange of correspondence between the PNG Dive Associations Max Benjamin and Chief Migration Officer Kantha said the effect will go beyond the dive sector, it will affect most hotels throughout PNG who also struggling due to the effect APEC is having in deterring tourists.

Most tourists secure their visa after they have purchase their tours from international and local tour operators, they then pay a deposit and final payment just a week or so before they travel. At this time they would request their tourist visa, and many assume that tourist visas will be issued on arrival.

When they cannot get a visa, the operators then have to apologise and refund on FOREX which again is another challenge that is certain to cause problems. Sir Peter said

Tourism in PNG is not only Port Moresby, it affects all of PNG and to introduce such a policy at short notice is bound to cause problems for operators in selling PNG as a destination, in short it is totally irresponsible and unaccep...

16:57

PNG visa on arrival suspended for one month ahead of APEC "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Papua New Guinea government has suspended all visa on arrival for one month as security measures leading up to the APEC leaders week next month.

The PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority announced the temporary suspension of visa on arrival as part of enhanced border security measures in the lead-up to the APEC Leaders Summit.

The suspension will be in effect from October 30 to December 1.

Chief migration officer Solomon Kantha said the announcement regarding VoA was a continuation of Immigration and Citizenship Authoritys (ICA) activity to prepare for APEC Leaders Summit and a necessary step to ensure the highest levels of security was maintained....

SOURCE: POST COURIER/PACNEWS/PNG Today

16:56

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16:52

Japan raises concerns over Pacific Island debt to China "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Japan's foreign minister raised concerns Monday about the high levels of debt accrued by some Pacific Island nations and said his country wants to help resolve the problem.

Foreign Minister Taro Kono made the comments while visiting New Zealand, where he met with his counterpart Winston Peters.

Some observers have become alarmed at the growth in Chinese lending in the Pacific and worry that small countries such as Tonga and Vanuatu are becoming beholden to China because of their high debt levels.

Kono didn't mention China specifically in his comments. But he said the Pacific region was important in a strategic sense to both Japan and New Zealand.

Peters said New Zealand was also concerned about the loans and the ability of small island nations to repay them.

We're looking very seriously at that, saying 'What does it mean for us when those nations may forfeit the very asset value that they've sought to develop, and have it owned by some other country? he said.

Peters said neither Japan nor New Zealand had gone so far as to offer to repay the loans directly.

We understand the problem, Peters added. We've got our eyes wide open.

Kono's visit to New Zealand was the first by a Japanese foreign minister in five years. It marks a warming relationship between the two nations over the past year since Jacinda Ardern became New Zealand's prime minister.

Kono thanked New Zealand for deciding last month to deploy a maritime patrol plane to Japan as part of an effort to enforce U.N. sanctions against North Korea.

Australia, Canada and the United States are also helping Japan monitor offshore ship-to-ship transfers of oil allegedly involving North Korean ships, which would violate U.N. sanctions imposed over the North's nuclear and missile programmes.

Regarding the situation in North Korea, we reaffirm our cooperation to achieve a complete, verifiable and irreversible disposal of all the weapons of mass destruction and the ballistic missiles of all ranges, Kono said through an interpreter.

Kono said he was concerned about the developing trade war between the United States and China, and hoped the issues could be resolved through the World Trade Organisation.

Kono met with Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne last week before traveling to New Zealand.

SOURCE: AP/PACNEWS

16:52

A dating app for Donald Trump lovers leaked its user database "IndyWatch Feed World"

Whoops!

A new app called Donald Daters makes it finally possible for Donald Trump-loving individuals to find each other and procreate. The service launched yesterday, with a bit of fanfareincluding, of course, Fox News. But it seems the people behind the app werent so careful when it came to user security. Within a day, a security researcher was able to download and share the entire user database.

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16:47

Why America Didnt See Fascism Coming "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

What Happens When a Society is More Concerned With Saving Face Than Facing Truth

The New York Times finally, for the first time, warned of fascismthree weeks before an election in which America will be fighting for the soul of its democracy. LOL. If that makes you laugh, youre not wrong. Theyand I mean that they as generously as possible when it comes to America media, intellectuals, and power figuresshould have warned you long ago. As seriously as sternly as they could. Discussing its history and danger and swiftness. (And you, in turn, should have taken those warnings are seriously as you could.)

Alas, that is not how history works. Fascisms handmaiden is denialit cant happen here!! But denial, at least among those who should know better, is precisely equivalent, morally, socially, and politically, to complicity. What is the point of having a Harvard education if you dont even know a fascist when hes staring you in the face, after all? What is the point of a Yale education if you leave one? To be able to calculate a stocks rate of return? You should laugh scornfully at such ignorance, my friendsa healthy sense anger is what you should feel at how you have been treated thus far in the sad story of how fascism came to rise in America.

But let me tell you a little more about that story, from the inside.

About three to four years ago now, some of us began to warn in pretty urgent, strident terms that all this before us now was a very real possibility, perhaps even a probability. How did we know? Well, we tended to have two things in commonwe were people had either lived through collapses like this before, or had studied them, or both. But that also made us something deeply unpalatable to American power structures: women and minorities. Minorities and women because we had the experience of growing up in authoritarian societies and systems, or at least bestride and beside them. Our warnings werent baseless, thenin fact, they were grounded on two forms of knowledge, not just one: both lived experience, and theoretical understanding both.

For example, I began discussing how economic stagnation ignites fascist psychology, and others, like Sarah Kendzior, came from an anthropological place, some from a sociological perspective, and so on. What shouldcould, I think, in a smarter societyhave happened was that together we formed a new way to think about a very old problem: how societies collapse into extremism, melding all these disciplines. But something else, something very funny, predictable, and very sad happened, insteadat exactly the moment that we started warning of American collapsing into very real fascism.

We began to be called names. We were hysterical and abrasive. We we...

16:46

History of dark matter "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The standard model of modern cosmology is unthinkable without dark matter, although direct detections are still missing. A broad perspective of how dark matter was postulated and became accepted is presented, from prehistory, over observations of galaxy clusters, galaxy rotation curves, the search for baryonic dark matter, possible alternative explanations via modified gravity, up to the hunt for dark matter particles. The interplay is described between observational discoveries and theoretical arguments which led finally to the adoption of this paradigm.

Sylvain Neuvel, author of Sleeping Giants, joins our Futurists Board. "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Sylvain Neuvel, author of "Sleeping Giants", joins our Futurists Board. This novel has been optioned by Sony Pictures for development into a film and was sold for translation into twenty languages.

16:45

Exploring the current state of employee knowledge in cybersecurity and data privacy "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Seventy-five percent of professionals pose a moderate or severe risk to the corporate data of the companies they work for. According to MediaPROs third-annual State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report, workers in the financial sector are more likely to be a risk with 85 percent of survey respondents falling into one of the two risk categories. MediaPRO surveyed more than 1,000 employees across the U.S. to quantify the state of privacy and security awareness More

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16:45

This is how Earth feeds volcanic supereruptions "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Scientists studying the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand have uncovered clues to what causes giant eruptions.

16:44

What Is A Quantum Computer? The 30,000 Foot Overview "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

If you replace classical bits with qubits, though, you go back to only needing one per spin in the system, because all the quantum stuff comes along for free. You don&st need extra bits to track the superposition, because the qubits themselves can be in superposition states. And you don&st need extra bits to track the entanglement, because the qubits themselves can be entangled with other qubits. A not-too-big quantum computer again, 50100 qubits can efficiently solve problems that are simply impossible for a classical computer.

These sorts of problems pop up in useful contexts, such as the study of magnetic materials, whose magnetic nature comes from adding together the quantum spins of lots of particles, or some types of superconductors. As a general matter, any time you&sre trying to find the state of a large quantum system, the computational overhead needed to do it will be much less if you can map it onto a system of qubits than if you&sre stuck using a classical computer.

So, there&ss your view-from-30,000-feet look at what quantum computing is, and what it&ss good for. A quantum computer is a device that exploits wave nature, superposition, and entanglement to do calculations involving collective mathematical properties or the simulation of quantum systems more efficiently than you can do with any classical computer. That&ss why these are interesting systems to study, and why heavy hitters like Google, Microsoft, and IBM are starting to invest heavily in the field.

16:44

Scientists achieve first ever acceleration of electrons in plasma waves "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) near Geneva, Switzerland is said to be the largest particle accelerator in the world. The accelerator occupies a tunnel 27 kilometers in circumference as deep as 175 meters beneath the French-Swiss border. The facility has helped scientists uncover the Higgs boson, the last particle predicted by the Standard Model, in 2012.

16:44

Two HUGE earthquakes STRIKE New Caledonia tremors RICOCHET across Ring of Fire "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

TWO MASSIVE earthquakes have struck the French island of New Caledonia sending aftershocks ricocheting through the volatile Ring of Fire region.

16:39

Relax New Yorkers, Apple has fixed its bagel emoji "IndyWatch Feed World"

Apples original manufactured monstrosity of a bagel is no more.

When Apple released the first iOS 12.1 beta earlier this month, it contained more than 70 new emojiincluding a bagel. But the look of the most delicious bread roll in the world seemed too artificial for some. For example, here was the reaction from Grub Street:

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16:31

Judge tosses Stormy Daniels's defamation suit against President Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

Judge tosses Stormy Daniels's defamation suit against President Trump | 15 Oct 2018 | A federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels's defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Monday, saying the president made a "hyperbolic statement" against a political adversary when he tweeted about a composite sketch the porn actress's lawyer released. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, sued Trump in April after he said a composite sketch of a man she said threatened her in 2011 to keep quiet about an alleged affair with the real estate mogul was a "con job." Trump tweeted that the man was "nonexistent" and that Daniels was playing the "fake news media for fools." In an order handed down Monday, U.S. District Judge S. James Otero said Trump's statement was protected speech under the First Amendment.

16:30

Daily roundup "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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

16:30

Cryptomining attacks against Apple devices increase sharply "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Check Point has published its latest Global Threat Index for September 2018, revealing a near-400% increase in cryptomining malware attacks against Apple iPhones. These attacks are using the Coinhive mining malware, which continues to occupy the top position in the Index that it has held since December 2017. Coinhive now impacts 19% of organizations worldwide. Check Points researchers also observed a significant increase in Coinhive attacks against PCs and devices using the Safari browser, which More

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16:30

Testament of Youth (1979) #3/5 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Wikipedia

Testament of Youth is a 1979 BBC television drama based on the First World War memoir of the same name written by Vera Brittain. It was transmitted on BBC2.

The series stars Cheryl Campbell as Vera Brittain, an independent young woman from Buxton, Derbyshire, who abandons her studies at Somerville College, Oxford University to become a volunteer nurse. It features Peter Woodwardas Roland Leighton, Joanna McCallum as Winifred Holtby and Emrys James and Jane Wenham as Veras parents.

The series won five British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA). As well as her BAFTA, Campbell received a Best Actress awards from the Broadcasting Press Guild

16:29

You Couldnt Make This Up: A Bunch of Mops, Cleaners, and Trash Bags Delivered to Saudi Consulate Ahead of Murder Probe "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Saudi Consulate(CD)  What does it say about the credibility of an investigation when a cleaning crew fully equipped with boxes of chemicals, mops, trash bags, and milk arrives at the scene of the alleged crime right before the probe begins? At around the same time Saudi King Salman insisted in a Monday morning phone call with U.S. []

16:19

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Oct. 16, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Oct. 16, 2018

Compiled 16 Oct. 12:01 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, Twenty Two Faces, Byingtons Before Its News articles on a Satanic Cabal CIA & Vatican-sponsored international Pedophile Child Trafficking Ring:
http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/stories.html

Source: Dinar Chronicles

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

Judy Note: Intel has been quiet. The last Q post was on Oct. 9. Sources claimed that conditions were in place for a Stock Market Crash around Black Mon Oct. 15, eventually leading to 800#s release and appointments this week. By Nov. 3 or 4 over 57,000 indictments on big name pedophile elites were to be served. Perpetrator arrests would likely begin on BOOM Surrender Day Oct. 19. The expected chaos could potentially activate the Emergency Broadcast System and temporary Martial Law.

A. Summary as of Early Morning Oct. 16 2018:

1. Intel Alert: In order to prevent chaos when the economy collapsed it was felt that for a smooth transition to occur, the Quantum Financial System would be initiated, the RV would begin and GESARA, announced.

2. Dan: Multiple sources including some at the UST, said that the RV was currently underway and we were presently in a window for release. We were expecting release of 800 numbers sometime thru Tues. Oct. 16. One source said that Oct. 15 was the day where all the new currency rates would be established.

3. Bruce: On Oct. 9 I was put on High Alert to receive the 800#s.
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16:15

New York Times, AIPAC And Israel Bedfellows From Hell "IndyWatch Feed War"

Originally posted on Rebel Voice:
Israel has many fans among the well-heeled financial elite. Some are Jewish, most are not. All are morally corrupted. The global media has a large role to play in how the world perceives the rogue Zionist state. Histories are being rewritten, stories smothered and narratives contrived, all in defence of

16:15

Legacy government networks stifle cloud migration "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

67 percent of government agencies legacy network infrastructures are simply not prepared to handle the cloud migration lift or keep pace with the changing demands of cloud and hybrid networks, according to MeriTalk. One of the biggest areas holding agencies back is the chaos and lack of prioritization to properly update networks necessary for cloud adoption and IT modernization efforts, 51 percent of managers reported. Respondents also noted that to reach their cloud goals, agencies More

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16:10

The Dark Story Behind Global Warming aka Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed War"

By F. William Engdahl Source The recent UN global warming conference under auspices of the deceptively-named International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded its meeting in South Korea discussing how to drastically limit global temperature rise. Mainstream media is predictably retailing various panic scenarios predicting catastrophic climate change because of man-made emissions of Greenhouse Gases, []

16:10

RNZ Nine To Noon: Farrar and Mills on the Bridges-Ross mess "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Nine To Noon featured David Farrar and Stephen Mills this morning, prior to the later dramatic events, talking about the Bridges-Ross mess.

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ntn/ntn-20181016-0909-jami-lee_ross_and_national_party_leadership-128.mp3

16:07

"A Look to the Heavens"; "Why Do We Look to the Stars?" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Distorted galaxy NGC 2442 can be found in the southern constellation of the flying fish, (Piscis) Volans. Located about 50 million light-years away, the galaxy's two spiral arms extending from a pronounced central bar give it a hook-shaped appearance. This deep color image also shows the arms' obscuring dust lanes, young blue star clusters and reddish star forming regions surrounding a core of yellowish light from an older population of stars.

But the star forming regions seem more concentrated along the drawn-out (right side) spiral arm. The distorted structure is likely the result of an ancient close encounter with the smaller galaxy seen near the top left of this field of view. The two interacting galaxies are separated by about 150,000 light-years at the estimated distance of NGC 2442."
- http://www.antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap090228.html

"Why Do We Look to the Stars?"

"The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us - there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation of a distant memory, as if we were falling from a great height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.

For as long as there has been humans we have searched for our place in the cosmos. Where are we? Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a hum-drum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people. This perspective is a courageous continuation of our penchant for constructing and testing mental models of the skies; the Sun as a red-hot stone, the stars a...

16:06

Koreas Agree to Break Ground on Inter-Korean Railroad "IndyWatch Feed World"

SEOUL, South Korea North and South Korea continued their push for peace Monday with high-level talks that resulted in a host of agreements, including a plan by the rivals for a groundbreaking ceremony this year on an ambitious project to connect their railways and roads.

The agreements come amid unease in Washington over the speed of inter-Korean engagement. Many outsiders believe that U.S.-led efforts to rid North Korea of its nuclear-tipped missiles are lagging significantly behind the Koreas efforts to move past decades of bitter rivalry.

There was also controversy over a decision by South Koreas Unification Ministry to block a North Korean defector-turned-reporter from covering the talks at the border village of Panmunjom over concerns of angering North Korea. This drew a fierce reaction from other journalists, who accused the ministry of infringing media freedoms and discriminating against North Korea-born citizens.

A series of weapons tests by North Korea last year, and an exchange of insults and threats between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, had many on the Korean Peninsula fearing war. But there has since been a surprising peace initiative, with three inter-Korean summits and a June meeting in Singapore between Trump and Kim. The U.S. and North Korea are working on plans for a second such summit.

Still, there is widespread skepticism that North Korea will disarm. And, despite the fanfare for the proposed railway and road projects, the Koreas cannot move much further along without the lifting of international sanctions against North Korea, which isnt likely to come before it takes firmer steps toward relinquishing its nuclear weapons and missiles.

South Koreas Unification Ministry, which handles affairs with the North, said in a statement that the government will share details from Mondays meeting with the United States and other nations and will closely coordinate with them to avoid any friction over sanctions.

The ministry said the rivals agreed Monday to hold general-level military talks soon to discuss reducing border tensions and setting up a joint military committee thats meant to maintain communication and avoid crises and accidental clashes.

The Koreas also agreed to use their newly opened liaison office in the North Korean border town of Kaesong to host talks between sports officials in late October to discuss plans to send combined teams to the 2020 Summer Olympics and to make a push to co-host the 2032 Summer Games.

And the two countries will hold Red Cross talks at North Koreas Diamond Mountain resort in November to set up video-conference meetings between aging relatives separated by the 1950-53 Korean War and potentially expand face-to-face reunions between them.

Monday...

16:04

Photo-catalytic Killing of HeLa Cancer Cells Using Facile Synthesized Pure and Ag Loaded WO3 Nanoparticles "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The cancer is a group of diseases characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells, and in most of the cases develop into malignant masses of tissues called tumors, and it is the leading causes of mortality and a major public health challenge worldwide. In normal body, genes in the cell nucleus, containing long strings of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) regulate the controlled division and function of cells and any damage to DNA causes the mutation of genes, which in turn triggers the uncontrolled division of abnormal cells, leading to the damage of vital organs. Cancer cells can detach from the original mass of tumor and migrate to new locations through blood and lymphatic system and also cancer cells produce enzymes that are capable of breaking the normal cells. For cancer diagnostics, the conventional histopathological and radiological examinations are still used for evaluating the clinical and pathologic staging, needed for cancer treatments. Depends on the stage of cancer development, different treatment options like chemotherapy, radiation therapy, stem cell transplant, immunotherapy, hormone therapy, targeted drug therapy and surgery are advised. The major disadvantages of the available advanced treatment options include non localized invasion to other body parts, intolerable cytotoxicity, unsystematic distribution of antitumor agents, immune to chemical agents, low bioavailability and limited option to evaluate the tumor cell response to therapies4,5. In spite of the drawbacks of these advanced treatment options, cancer is curable if it is diagnosed at an early stage.

Phototherapy has been used for the treatment of jaundice, cancer, dermatological conditions, and ophthalmological disorders by simply using the light of certain selected wavelength. Photodynamic therapy, on the other han...

16:01

You Want to Make America Great Again? Start by Making America Free Again "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

You Want to Make America Great Again? Start by Making America Free Again By John W. Whitehead Rutherford If the freedom of speech be taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.George Washington...

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16:00

Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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

16:00

Circuit Bending A TV For Better Input "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

If you havent noticed, CRTs are getting hard to find. You cant get them in Goodwill, because thrift stores dont take giant tube TVs anymore. You cant find them on the curb set out for the trash man, because they wont pick them up. Its hard to find them on eBay, because no one wants to ship them. Thats a shame, because the best way to enjoy old retrocomputers and game systems is with a CRT with RGB input. If you dont already have one, the best you can hope for is an old CRT with a composite input.

But theres a way. [The 8-Bit Guy] just opened up late 90s CRT TV and modded it to accept RGB input. Thats a monitor for your Apple, your Commodore, and a much better display for your Sega Genesis.

There are a few things to know before cracking open an old CRT and messing with the circuits. Every (color) CRT has three electron guns, one each for red, green, and blue. These require high voltage, and in CRTs with RGB inputs youre looking at a circuit path that takes those inputs, amplifies them, and sends them to the gun. If the TV only has a composite input, theres a bit of circuitry that takes that composite signal apart and sends it to the guns. In [8-bit guy]s TV and just about every CRT TV you would find from the mid to late 90s theres a Jungle IC that handles this conversion, and most of the time theres RGB inputs meant for the on-screen display. By simply tapping into those inputs, you can add RGB inputs with fancy-schmancy RCA jacks on the back.

While the actual process of adding RGB inputs to a late 90s CRT will be slightly different for each individual make and model, the process is pretty much the same. Its really just a little bit of soldering and then sitting back and playing with old computers that are finally displaying the right colors on a proper screen.

16:00

Doctors and Cops Among 277 Arrested in Human Trafficking, Online Prostitution Sting in Florida "IndyWatch Feed World"

A week-long undercover sting targeting human trafficking and online prostitution in Polk County ended with 277 arrests that included doctors, pharmacists and law enforcement officers.

"That's the most we have ever arrested in the history of the sheriff's office," Sheriff Grady Judd said.

"Operation No Tricks, No Treats" started last Tuesday, October 10 and ran through Monday, October 16. During that time, undercover detectives posted fake ads or profiles online posing as prostitutes or someone who solicits prostitutes. Other detectives responded to profiles and ads posted by prostitutes.


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"A Logical Explanation..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"There is a logical explanation for everything, 
often mistaken for the reason it happened."
- Robert Brault

16:00

The U.S. Obviously Doesnt Want to Contain China, Mattis Says "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

  • Defense Secretary says U.S. is not out to contain China
  • Washington highly concerned over South China Sea features
James Mattis Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Secretary of Defense James Mattis played down tensions with Beijing, saying the U.S. was not out to contain China and was cooperating whenever possible, but that there would be times they would step on each others toes.

Obviously, were not out to contain China. Wed have taken an altogether different stance had that been considered. It has not been considered, he told reporters Monday on a plane en route to Vietnam.

We seek a relationship with China thats grounded in fairness, reciprocity and respect for sovereignty, he said.

He said Washington is cooperating with China on issues including North Korea and the United Nations.

So were two large powers, or two Pacific powers, two economic powers. Theres going to be times we step on each others toes, so were going to have to find a way to productively manage our relationship, he said.

Mattis will attend the 18-nation summit hosted by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Singapore Nov. 12-14. The gathering is normally attended by leaders including President Xi Jinping, and Mattis could cross path...

15:57

West is Losing and so Its Bashing China and Russia Left and Right Literally "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Andre Vitchek Source The insanity and vileness of Western anti-Chinese propaganda used to make some of my Chinese friends cry late at night. But things are changing. The lunacy of what is said and written about China (and Russia, of course), in the US and Europe, is now clearly reflecting frustration and the bad []

15:56

"These Downbeat Times..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"In these downbeat times, we need as much hope and courage as we do vision and analysis; we must accent the best of each other even as we point out the vicious effects of our racial divide and pernicious consequences of our maldistribution of wealth and power. We simply cannot live in the twenty-first century at each other's throats, even as we acknowledge the weighty forces of racism, patriarchy, economic inequality, homophobia, and ecological abuse on our necks. We are at a crucial crossroad in the history of this nation - and we either hang together by combating these forces that divide and degrade us or we hang separately. Do we have the intelligence, humor, imagination, courage, tolerance, love, respect, and will to meet the challenge? Time will tell. None of us alone can save the nation or world. But each of us can make a positive difference if we commit ourselves to do so."
- Cornel West

"Downbeat times", indeed...
"Retail Apocalypse Continues as Sears Files for Bankruptcy"
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15:54

Oil prices rise on signs Iranian oil exports are falling further "IndyWatch Feed War"

Oil prices rose on Tuesday on signs Iranian oil exports this month have fallen from September ahead of US sanctions against Tehran that are set to start in November.

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International benchmark Brent crude for December delivery rose 27 cents, or 0.33 percent, to $81.05 per barrel by 0325 GMT.

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US West Texas Intermediate crude for November delivery was up 12 cents at $71.90 a barrel.

Iran has exported 1.33 million barrels per day in the first two weeks of October, according to Refinitiv Eikon data, down from 1.6 million bpd in September. (AFP)

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Iran has exported 1.33 million barrels per day (bpd) to countries including India, China and Turkey in the first two weeks of October, according to Refinitiv Eikon data. That was down from 1.6 million bpd in September, the data showed.

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The October exports are a sharp drop from the 2.5 million bpd exported in April before US President Donald Trump withdrew from a multi-lateral nuclear deal with Iran in May and ordered the re-imposition of economic sanctions on the country, the third-largest producer among the members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

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The sanctions on Irans petroleum sector will go into effect on November 4.

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Uncertainties will remain until Nov. 4 when it would be clear whether the United States would want to cut Iran oil exports to zero or grant waivers, said Vincent Hwang, commodity analyst at NH Investment & Securities in Seoul.

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Brent prices are likely stay in the range of $80 a barrel or slightly higher, while WTI prices are likely to be $70-$75 a barrel, Hwang added.

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With the worlds only sizable spare oil output capacity, Saudi Arabia is expected to export more to offset the loss of Iranian oil supply from the sanctions.

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Saudi Arabias Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Monday at a conference in New Delhi that the kingdom is committed to meeting Indias rising oil demand and is the shock absorber for supply disruptions in the oil market.

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US crude stockpiles were forecast to have risen for the fourth straight week by about 1.1 million barrels in the week ended October 12, according to a Reuters poll ahead of reports from the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the US Department of Energys Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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The APIs data is due for publication at 4:30pm on Tuesday, and the EIA report is...

15:51

Why Liberal Jews in Israel and the US have made Lara Alqasem a Cause Celebre "IndyWatch Feed War"

An American student of Palestinian descent detained in Israels airport for nearly a fortnight has become an unexpected cause celebre. Lara Alqasem was refused entry under legislation passed last year against boycott activists, and Israeli courts are now deciding whether allowing her to study human rights at an Israeli university threatens public order.

Usually those held at the border are swiftly deported, but Ms Alqasem appealed against the decision, becoming in the process an improbable prisoner of conscience for the boycott cause.

The Israeli government, led by strategic affairs minister Gilad Erdan, claims that the 22-year-old is a leader of the growing international boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. Activists like Ms Alqasem, he argues, demonise Israel.

Two lower courts have already ruled against the student. Israels supreme court has postponed her deportation until Wednesday while it reconsiders the evidence. But refusing to go quietly, Ms Alqasem is attracting increasing international attention to her plight.

So far Israeli officials have shown only that Ms Alqasem once belonged to a small Palestinian solidarity group at a Florida university that backed boycotting a hummus company over its donations to the Israeli army.

Under pressure, Ms Alqasem has disavowed a boycott of Israel, citing as proof her decision to enroll in a masters programme in Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Given the blanket hostility in Israel to the boycott movement, Ms Alqasem has found a surprisingly wide array of allies in her legal struggle.

Members of the small Zionist-left Meretz party visited her and demanded she be allowed to attend the course, which began on Sunday.

Ami Ayalon, a retired head of the Shin Bet, the secret police that oversees security checks at Israels borders, warned that the agency was now a problem for democracy in repeatedly denying foreigners entry.

Vice-chancellors of eight Israeli universities sent a letter of protest to the government and 500 academics at Hebrew University submitted a petition decrying Ms Alqasems incarceration.

The solidarity has been unprecedented and perplexing.

Israeli officials control entry not only to Israel but also to the occupied Palestinian territories. For decades, foreigners with Arab-sounding names like Ms Alqasem have been routinely harassed or turned back at the borders, with barely a peep from most on the Israeli left.

And over the same period, Israel has stripped many thousands of Palestinians from the occupied territories of the right to return to their homeland after living abroad. These abuses, too, have rarely troubled consciences in Israel.

So what makes Ms...

15:50

Saudis Weigh Saying Journalist Was Killed by Mistake "IndyWatch Feed War"

Riyadh is considering issuing a statement saying that rogue operatives killed Khashoggi by mistake during an interrogation gone wrong

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Trump Suggests 'Rogue Killers' Could Be Behind Missing Journalist

President Trump said he talked with Saudi Arabias king and crown prince, who firmly denied any involvement in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Photo: Getty

15:47

Gwyneth Jones, author of Divine Endurance, in which she created the term gynoid, joins our Futurists Board. "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Gwyneth Jones, author of "Divine Endurance", in which she created the term gynoid, joins our Futurists Board.

15:47

Suicide bomb threat reportedly leads to evacuation of Iranian envoy to Turkey "IndyWatch Feed War"

There were conflicting reports yesterday in Ankara of an alleged evacuation of Irans ambassador to Turkey, following credible reports of a suicide bomb attack, possibly by the Islamic State.

15:47

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 TV5 flew past Earth at 0.28 LD "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 TV5 flew past Earth at 0.28 LD / 0.00068 AU (101 726 km / 63 209 miles) on October 6, 2018. This is the 55th known asteroid to flyby Earth since the start of the year, 2nd this month and 15th since September 3. 2018 TV5...... Read more

Land rights, forests, food systems central to limiting global warming: report "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The conservation and restoration of forests is an essential step to solving humanitys climate change problem, says a new report. Photo on VisualHunt A group of climate advocates released detailed findings today, saying that significant climate change mitigation can be achieved via a heavy emphasis on the land sector, and without reliance on costly or largely untested technologies such as bioenergy, carbon capture-and-storage and geoengineering. The report, called Missing Pathways to 1.5 degrees C: The role of the land sector in ambitious climate action, was released by the Climate, Land, Ambition and Rights Alliance (CLARA). The 53-page document recommends a combination of land-based strategies: secure land rights for indigenous peoples, restore forest ecosystems, and transform agriculture and dietary habits. Such an approach, CLARA says, would naturally sequester carbon and prevent greenhouse gas emissions as a significant contribution to achieving the Paris Agreement goal of holding global warming to a 1.5 degree Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) increase by 2100. Earth has already warmed about 1 degree Celsius since 1900. The CLARA study comes in response to the United Nations special report and Summary for Policymakers, released one week ago by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and authored by 91 scientists from 40 countries. The IPCC reports findings stunned the world though also fell on deaf ears by asserting that some of the most calamitous impacts of rapidly rising carbon emissions and climate change could come as soon as 2040 generations earlier than previously anticipated. The IPCC

For an Amazon tribe, phone cameras shine a light on their wildlife "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Chief Antonio Manquid Jimnez, an elder and shaman of the Matss tribe of northeastern Peru, hasnt always used a smartphone to document what he finds during his hunting and gathering forays. When Jimnez was young, the Matss still lived in voluntary isolation from modern civilization. Its 2018, though, and the phone has become a critical tool for recording and sharing information, even in this isolated forest of the Yavar River basin. Pairing youth with experience Jimnez, Csar Nacua Uaqui Cansh, and other Matss elders are partnering with younger members of their tribe and several North American herpetologists to survey the amphibians and reptiles of their traditional homelands, which straddle the border between Peru and Brazil. A leaf mimic toad requesting a selfie on the projects iPhone camera. Image courtesy of Acat Amazon Conservation. The Matss Comprehensive Herpetological Inventory aims to document the identity and location of the regions reptiles and amphibians, especially the presence of lesser-known species, by piloting the use of smartphone cameras by the people who live in this forest. Each field team pairs the knowledge the participating elder has gained from his decades of living in the rainforest with the enthusiasm and greater technological savvy of the boys and girls of his village. Although the Matss elders dont have an interest in using the phone cameras themselves, said David Fleck, field coordinator for the non-profit Acat Amazon Conservation, the younger Matss team members are quite adept at using them and work in the project as principal photographers and to

Watching the wildlife return: Q&A with a rural Senegalese river monitor "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

This is the second story in Mongabays three-part profile of the Kawawana ICCA. Other stories will appear here once they are published. Senegal: After reviving fish and forests, Jola villages tackle new threats   MANGAGOULACK, Senegal Bassirou Sambou heads the biodiversity monitoring section of the Kawawana ICCA, a group of 12,000 residents of eight villages in the Casamance region of Senegal. The group has succeeded in repopulating fish stocks in their river, halting deforestation and attracting wildlife to their area. In the mid-2000s, villagers began to notice that their channels of the Casamance River were nearly empty of fish and that deforestation was contributing to the rising salinity of the water, threatening the availability of cultivable land. They formed a fishing association in 2006 that grew into a community-wide conservation group in 2010, and have since turned the dire situation facing their families around. In many cases, their methods involve returning to the way their ancestors managed the landscape, such as marking protected areas with fetishes to indicate that certain activities are prohibited. Ignoring fetishes can unleash evil spirits and bring bad luck, according to local custom. Kawawana means our local heritage to be preserved by us all in the Jola language, which is spoken by the ethnic group of the same name to which the community belongs. ICCA is a quasi-acronym denoting traditional lands conserved by indigenous and local community groups. In 2009, the Kawawana ICCA established a biodiversity division to monitor the environmental state of the river

Insightfulness and Palestine (Gilad Atzmon ) "IndyWatch Feed World"

15/10/2018 -  Insight refers to the sudden ability to see something in a way that profoundly clarifies our understanding. It allows us to revise our views from a totally new perspective. Insightfulness is an ...

Whos the ignorant one? (Gideon Levy ) "IndyWatch Feed World"

15/10/2018 - In a competition over the ignorance about what is happening under the occupation, it may be said that Ahed Tamimis hosts in Madrid know much more about it than Yair Lapid   In his grotesque ...

15:45

Today in rock history "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Today in Rock History: Born today in 1903, Big Joe Williams singer, songwriter and guitarist Born today in 1938, Nico (Christa Pffgen) singer with The Velvet Underground. Born today in 1943, Charles Fredrick Fred Turner bass, singer and songwriter with Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Born today in 1947, Bob Weir singer, songwriter and guitarist with The Grateful Dead. Born [] The post Today in rock history appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:45

"Sometimes..."; "Be That Guy" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Sometimes a person must fight for what he or she feels is right, even against the majority. Something that is wrong does not change to right just because the majority approves it, ignores it, or the government says it is right. It is still wrong."
- Kenneth Ead

"Be That Guy"
by Scott Faith

"Were frequently told dont be that guy, often with good reason. Drunk and stupid at a party? Dont be that guy. Park in a spot someone else shoveled out of the snow? Dont be that guy. Chow thief at Ranger School? Definitely dont be that guy. But sometimes situations arise where you DO need to be that guy.

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15:44

Escalating Online Censorship "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Stephen Lendman Source In cahoots with dark US forces, anti-social media escalated their war on alternative views ones conflicting with the official narrative by pulling down hundreds of pages. The worst is likely yet to come. Censorship in America is the new normal speech, media and academic freedoms threatened. Facebook, Twitter, Google, []

15:42

The Daily "Near You?" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Anacortes, Washington, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

15:40

The US Sanctions Hit Trump, so That Russia Is Afraid by Ruslan Ostashko "IndyWatch Feed War"

Translated and captioned by Leo. Make sure to press CC for English captions. On Facebook, there is only talk about the new sanctions, and not only there, of course. Against the background of the rise of the dollar, the deafening chorus performing the operetta This is the end, tries to block the voices of those []

15:38

Midterm 2018 MONTANA: Jon Tester vs. Matt Rosendale "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Big Sky country needs a new US Senator.

The one they have is a loony Democrat out of touch with the people of Montana. He does not share western rancher-farmer individualist values and has caved to the powers that be in Washington, DC.

He votes against Trump.

He voted against Judge Kavanaugh.

Tester must go.

Incumbent Jon Tester is running for his life and well he should be.

His opponent, Republican State Auditor Matt Rosendale, is a true Montanan.

He is business savvy and can crunch the numbers.

He is not part of a globalist elitist socialist cabal that is trying to take over America.

The pollsters call it a toss up.

It shouldnt be!

Trump won Montana by 20 points.

The President has gone to two rallies with overflow crowds to back Rosendale. But the people must turn out and vote.

Remember Tester was a YES man for Obama and backed Hilary.

Dont be fooled he always votes against the conservatives.

He is an anti-business prairie progressive.

He is a wolf in sheeps clothing. You get it?

He aint no moderate and there is no room for moderation in the new extremist Democrat- Socialist party.

Test takes more money from lobbyists and big banks than he lets on.

In fact, he is the top recipient of lobbyist money in the whole US Senate.

Bought and Paid For.

Is this what Montana deserves?

Get on your horse, ride your jeep and take your grandmother and kids to rid Montana of Tester.

Make this viral in Big Sky country!

The post Midterm 2018 MONTANA: Jon Tester vs. Matt Rosendale appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

15:38

Dow 40,000 After Large Panic Event? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dow 40,000 After Large Panic Event?
by Brian Maher

"Dow 40,000? Yes, says the man who in 2016 predicted Dow 25,000. But there is a catch, this fellow warns. What catch when can you expect 40,000 and what earthly force could propel the Dow to such preposterous heights? Answers anon. But first a progress report

Our agents inform us that last weeks thunder and lightning broke the bullish trend line that has held since 2016. The big question today was if stocks could carry over Fridays momentum, when the Dow Jones rebounded 287 points. As Investors Business Daily reminds us: For a confirmed stock market uptrend, the major averages must rise over several days.

Could they keep the steam up today? The Dow Jones was the little engine that couldnt then could and finally couldnt.     It closed the day down 89 points. The S&P was down 16. The Nasdaq sank no less than 66 points. Will things get worse?

The Fed Has Blocked off Every Southbound Lane on the Road to Price Discovery: Its hard to say for certain, hedges Chris Martenson, co-author at PeakProsperity.com....

15:37

Syria Another US Forever War? "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Stephen Lendman Source Is Afghanistan the prototype for all US wars of aggression? Forever war rages in the country, now in its 18th year with no prospect for resolution. Is Syria following the same pattern, war in its eighth year with no end in sight?  The difference between Washingtons aggression in the country and []

15:37

Calm before storm as Asian stocks drift higher "IndyWatch Feed National"

Asian shares drifted marginally higher on Tuesday following another volatile session on Wall Street but a perfect storm of risks hovering over the global economy curbed investors enthusiasm.

Hong Kongs benchmark Hang Seng market led the gains, rising by half a percentage point, while equities in Japan scraped into positive territory after suffering stiff losses the previous day.

Chinese stocks opened essentially flat while markets in Australia and South Korea were fractionally in the green.

AFP | Traders are looking at a plethora of risk factors

Global markets have been rocked in recent days as traders fret about spiking oil prices, rising US long-term interest rates and an attack by US President Donald Trump on his own central bank and its policies.

After a see-saw session on Wall Street, the Dow Jones closed down 0.4 percent and the broader S&P 500 was down just more at 0.6 percent.

Investors have now entered a stalemate period to rethink the plethora of looming market uncertainties, ambiguities and flat out worries, said Stephen Innes from OANDA trading.

But this relative calm belies the building storm clouds on the horizon.

Gains in Tokyo were sparked by a technical rebound after a sharp fall yesterday, said analysts at Okasan Online Securities.

The oil price continued to climb amid ongoing geopolitical tensions surrounding Saudi Arabia, with accusations that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Kingdoms consulate in Istanbul.

Trump said overnight he would send Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to find out first-hand what happened, what they know, whats going on.

Turning to foreign exchange markets, the pound suffered further falls in early Asian trade as the possibility of a no deal Brexit looms.

EU President Donald Tusk said he remained hopeful and determined that Britain and the bloc could clinch an amicable divorce deal.

However, he added: We must prepare the EU for a no-deal scenario, which is more likely than ever before.

Key figures around 0230 GMT

Tokyo Nikkei 225: UP 0.2 percent at 22,318.69 (open)

Hong Kong Hang Seng: UP 0.5 percent at 25,568.84 (open)

Shanghai Composite: FLAT at 2,567.76 (open)

Euro/dollar: DOWN at $1.155...

15:37

Crowdfunded solar panels aim to supercharge business in Africa "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The system gives small investors cash and communities solar panels to launch businesses, without the big up-front costs.

15:32

ROGER STONE EXCLUSIVE: The Sexual Assaults of Bill Clinton and Why Hillary Lies About Them "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Roger Stone

THE SEXUAL ASSAULTS OF BILL CLINTON AND WHY HILLARY LIES ABOUT THEM

There is a line in the Freenauts catchy music video Justice for Danney Williams a ballad about Bill Clintons abandoned African-American son who was banished by Hillary. Why you always lyin? goes the refrain. Indeed it is the central question about Hillary Clinton.

First it is important to note that Bills relationship with women has nothing to do with infidelities or indiscretions but rather a well-established series of brutal sexual assaults where he has raped, assaulted, bitten or exposed himself to at multiple women. I detailed these in my best-selling book The Clintons War on Women

First Hillary try to excuse bills behavior as saying it was a long time ago as if that excused his deviance. Now she claims that Bills consensual abuse of Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power because Lewinsky was an adult. This woman is delusional.

David Brock, hardly a critic of the Clintons says in his book The Education of Hillary Rodham that it was Hillary who hired the heavy-handed private detectives and nasty lawyers to conduct a veritable terror campaign to silence the women Bill had sexually assaulted. Larry Nichols, a one -time aid to the Clintons has written that Hillary scoffed at Bills victims as white trash and chortled that no one will believe them.

Those who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault include Eileen Wellstone (1969) Juanita Broaddrick (1978), Carolyn Moffet (1979) Elizabeth Ward (1983), Sally Perdue (1983) Paula Jones (1991), Sandra Allen James (1991), Christy Zercher (1992), Kathleen Willey (1993). A half dozen other women have chosen to remain silent out of fear.

My book The Clinton...

15:30

Tweet of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

White male wins Gold in Womens cycling. What a brave new world! The post Tweet of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:25

Green Talks with Hotels "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Signup now at https://www.zureli.green/events-1/green-talks-with... FREE REGISTRATION!

15:24

Agents of Chaos: Trump, the Federal Reserve and Andrew Jackson "IndyWatch Feed War"

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes.

President Andrew Jackson, Washington, July 10, 1832

They are three players, all problematic in their own way.  They are the creatures of inconvenient chaos.  Donald Trump was born into the role, a misfit of misrule who found his baffling way to the White House on a grievance.  Wall Street, with its various agglomerations of vice and ambition constitute the spear of global instability while the US Federal Reserve, long seen as a gentlemanly symbol of stability, has done its fair share to avoid its remit to right unstable ships, a power in its own right.

The Federal Reserve, despite assuming the role of Apollonian stabiliser, remained blind and indifferent through the Clinton era under the stewardship of Alan Greenspan.  The creatures of Dionysus played, and Greenspan was happy to watch.  While he is credited with having contained the shock of the 1987 stock-market crash, he proceeded to push a period of manically low interest rates and minimal financial regulation through the hot growth of the 1990s and early 2000s. Rather than condemning Ninja loans and other such bank exotica, he celebrated them as creations of speculative genius.

The mood at the Fed these days might seems chastened.  They are the monkish wowsers and party poopers, those who lock down the bar and tell the merrily sauced to head home.  The sense there is that the market, boosted and inflated, needs correction after years of keeping interest rates at floor levels. Unemployment levels are at 3.7 percent; inflation levels are close to 2 percent.  If the strong growth in income and jobs continues, reasoned Federal Reserve chairman Jerome H. Powell in August, further gradual increases in the target range for the federal funds rate will likely be appropriate.

Cooling through an increase in interest rates was deemed necessary in light of a consumer binge induced by Trumps tax cuts, and no one knows when it will stop.  Whats not yet clear, observes Timothy Moore, is how far rates will have to rise to reach a level that the Fed considers neutral where rates neither bolster nor restrain the pace of growth because rates already have risen so much.  To three rises in the federal-funds rate that have already taken place could be added another in December and in 2019.

Powell is now facin...

15:24

Medium Term Development Plan for Papua New Guinea points to sharp economic stimulus "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Papua New Guinea Government is planning to sharply increase its economic stimulus, according to its newly-released Medium Term Development Plan III, 20182022. It envisions a strategic shift in Budget allocations that will see more than a doubling of expenditure on economic growth areas.

Papua New Guineas GDP per head (yellow) has lagged other middle income countries. Source: MDTP, World Bank

The plan, which was released late last month by the Department of National Planning and Monitoring, suggests that the austerity that the PNG Government has observed over the last three years may be replaced with a more stimulatory package.

Government revenue collection is forecast to increase from K10.98 billion in 2017 to K16.25 billion in 2022

The economic sector will be given prominence in the medium term, the plan says.

The MTDP says the share of investments by government that is directed at economic growth areas will increase dramatically from the current 5 per cent of the total capital expenditure to 12 per cent in the next five years.

The MTDP also outlines a plan to improve the governments revenue collection.

Revenue shortfalls is one of the critical factors contributing to mixed results and poor development outcomes, it argues.

Government revenue collection is forecast to increase from K10.98 billion in 2017 to K16.25 billion in 2022, a rise of 48 per cent.

Targets

Other targets for 2022 are:

  • State-owned enterprise revenues to increase from K10 billion to K15 billion.
  • The annual employment growth rate to increase from 3.4 per cent to 7 per cent.
  • More bankable land available for productive use: from l...

15:24

Spontaneous genetic mutations in the womb may drive the majority of dementia cases "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

New research, led by scientists at the University of Cambridge, suggests spontaneous DNA mutations that occur when a babys brain is growing in the womb may help explain why so many people develop dementia without having any prior family history with the disease.

15:24

Shocking stories about monitoring Yellowstone National Park "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Yellowstone Caldera Chronicles is a weekly column written by scientists and collaborators of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. This weeks contribution is from Beth Bartel and Tim Dittman, from the non-profit UNAVCO consortium in Boulder, Colorado.

About 18 miles west of the Yellowstone National Park boundary in Idaho, UNAVCO field engineer Tom Lyman surveys the damage at GPS station P361 on Sawtell Peak. This is an important site, not only because it is located close to active faults in the Yellowstone region, but also because it serves as a data relay for four additional nearby GPS stations. None of the GPS equipment is transmitting data.

UNAVCO, a member of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory consortium, is responsible for maintaining the deformation network in and around Yellowstone. In Yellowstone National Park alone this network includes 14 GPS stations and six borehole geophysics stations. All the data are free and open access.

15:24

Researchers Find Oldest Evidence of Animal Life on Earth "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The oldest clue of animal life, dating back at least 100 million years before the Cambrian period, when most major types of animals appear, has been found by University of California, Riverside (UCR) researchers.

The researchers have been tracking molecular signs of animal life, called biomarkers, as far back as 660635 million years ago during the Neoproterozoic Era. They found a steroid compound produced only by sponges, which are among the earliest forms of animal life, in ancient rocks and oils from Oman, Siberia, and India.

The biomarker identified, a steroid compound named 26-methylstigmastane (26-mes), has a unique structure that is currently only known to be synthesized by certain species of modern sponges called demosponges.

15:23

New treatment prevents transplant rejection "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A new treatment strategy could increase the success rate of stem cell transplants, according to University of Queensland researchers.

The approach removes the need for donor matching and the use of immunosuppressant drugs to prevent rejection, and could make stem cell treatment accessible to more patients.

UQ Diamantina Institute researcher Dr Jatin Patel said researchers found immunosuppressant drugs had a negative impact on the transplanted stem cells.

15:21

Believe It Or Not, This Image Isnt Moving, Your Brain is Just Messing With You "IndyWatch Feed World"

Optical illusions are things that people seem to really be obsessed with in recent times. Sometimes the things we see really just dont appear as they truly are.

One optical illusion that has been circulating lately has been blowing people away. It appears as if it is moving even though it isnt. No matter how long you look at it, it just doesnt stop moving. Alice Proverbio shared this image on Twitter and ever since the internet has been in shock.

Alice Proverbio

Proverbio for those who are not aware is a cognitive neuroscience professor at the University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy. She knows all too well the way in which this image works within our minds and breaks it down properly. It might seem like a trick but its just your visual cortex pushing itself into overdrive.

Proverbio said as follows in some of her tweets explaining this illusion:

V5 (or MT) is the cortical area devoted to motion processing, while V4 is devoted to color and shape (like the Pentagon) processing. V4 neurons are saturated so much that the basal/rest firing rate of MT neurons is interpreted as an actual sensory signal.

It strictly depends on receptive field sizes (the illusion changes as a function of viewing distance), V4 preference for spirals and spheres, MT involvement in 3D and stereopsis: it is a very complex interaction, rarely leading to such illusions!

It basically represents an example of Competition within the visual cortex, whenever a signal is attenuated or suppressed for whatever reason other inputs get the chance to be represented at higher cognitive levels, thus accessing percipient awareness.

Magnocellular inputs have a special status fo...

15:20

October 16th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #635 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

15:16

How streaming has changed song structures "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

From Martin Connor, here is a list of seven mechanisms, you can read the explanations at the link:

1. Streamings Data Collection Makes Songs Simpler

2. Streaming Sites Social Media Makes Songs Confessional

3. Small Streaming Profits Make Songs Shorter

4. Streamings Customizability Makes Songs Built To Order

5. Content Digitization Makes Songs More Diverse [TC: does that contradict some of the other general claims?]

6. Free Content Makes Songs More Collaborative [TC: and heres the explanation for this one:]

Artistic competition is so fierce nowadays that artists need to constantly release music. One way to do this is to make songs shorter and simpler; another way is to get a producer to make the beat, a singer to make the chorus, and another rapper for the second verse. This leads to Migos member Offset, DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper, and Lil Wayne all appearing on the same 2017 song, Im The One. It also means that fans start to see credits like those from Cardi Bs new album Invasion of Privacy. The 13 tracks on the album features 104 total writing credits, meaning 8 people per track. Its single Be Careful has 17 alone.

7. Videos Increasing Dominance Makes Songs Into Soundtracks

Via the excellent Samir Varma.

The post How streaming has changed song structures appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

15:16

Tuesday October 16th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

15:16

ABAC identifies Papua New Guineas fisheries as outstanding growth area "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Papua New Guinea has significant opportunities for employment and foreign exchange from its fisheries, but only if it can develop the necessary policies and infrastructure. That was the conclusion from meetings of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC).

Fisheries processing plant. Source: MTDP

Speaking at an ABAC breakfast earlier this month in Port Moresby, ABAC member Wayne Golding said that PNGs fisheries industry has the potential to generate US$1 billion a year in revenues.

The industry is also labour intensive, he noted, claiming an additional 250,000 people could be employed.

These two things can be achieved in 18 to 24 months. It is in your backyard, you own it.

Globally supply would not be able to keep up with demand.

Sixty per cent of the tuna in this region comes out of our own waters.

Working groups

ABACs Wayne Golding. Source: ABAC

Golding said two ABAC working groups looked at issues like global demand, price elasticity and industry direction.

The conclusion was that globally supply would not be able to keep up with demand.

What we have is a diminishing supply chain against demand for wild fishes.

So the world is moving more towards aquaculture fisheries in order to bridge the difference.

It means that in PNG we have to engage with our resources to con...

15:15

Whaleoil bookclub book reviews "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

With the holidays coming up Oilers are going to be doing a lot of reading (hopefully under a tree at the beach or tucked up in bed with a cuppa). A commenter recently asked what had happened to our Whaleoil bookclub book reviews. We havent done them for a long time because we have been [] The post Whaleoil bookclub book reviews appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:14

NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory Fixed "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

After briefly going offline, NASA's Chandra X-ray space telescope is back in action

After briefly going into safe mode last week, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory which observes galaxies and nebulas from Earth's orbit should be getting back to normal operations soon. The cause of the disruption was a small glitch in one of the spacecraft's instruments used for steering and pointing. But the space agency has since fixed the problem, and the telescope will be back to observing the Universe by the end of the week.

[...] The glitch resulted in the gyro measuring three seconds of "bad data," which led Chandra's onboard computer to come up with the wrong value for the vehicle's momentum, according to NASA. This apparently prompted the safe mode. Now, NASA has decided to use one of Chandra's other gyros in its place and put the glitchy one on reserve.

Also at Space.com.

Previously: NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory Enters Safe Mode; Investigation Underway

Related: Puzzling X-Ray Emissions From Pluto
A New Stellar X-Ray 'Reality' Show Debuts
Galaxy Collision Creates Ring of Black Holes and Neutron Stars


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15:09

GDPR Creates an Overwhelming Bureaucratic Nightmare in Europe "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

The new data protection legislation in Europe known as GDPR. has resulted in simply overwhelming the government with complaints and inquiries from small businesses who do not understand the regs. In Germany, the various agencies are reporting a 500% increase in complaints. Even in Bavaria, 2,974 consultations took place in 2017, and so far this year it has reached 7,000 by October 1st. This legislation was really all about being able to prevent mass email campaigns that were political. They really did not care if people received junk emails. However, creating a law and pretending it is to protect consumers requires broad language to hide the fact it was to prevent political solicitation. They have created a nightmare all to prevent email campaigns that took place in the 2016 US presidential elections.

15:08

(Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1690: Warning to Trump | DECLAS Timed "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Oct 15, 2018

Sears files for bankruptcy, CEO steps down. The retail problem is not going away it is going to get a lot worse. Retail sales declined, restaurants are reporting spending has declined. Russia is making plans with many countries to cut the Federal Reserve Note out of completely at a moments notice. The central bank has warned Trump that it is unwise to mess with them.



Published on Oct 15, 2018

It is now being reported that the FBI has concealed information that shows Trump never colluded with Russia. Foreign Allies are telling Trump not to declassify the document, the question is how do the foreign allies know whats in there. The entire plan by the deep state to push an event in regards to Khashoogi is now falling apart, to put Turkey and Saudi Arabia against each other is not working, to push Trump into something against Saudi Arabia is not working, another distraction plan has failed. Next meeting between the US and the Taliban will be talking about troop removal from Afghanistan. Russia says they have the S-600-700 missile system that will disable any plane around the world. Jordan and Syria open their borders for trade.

15:08

GCC Is Preparing To End Support For Solaris 10 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Solaris 10, what may will argue as the last "good" Solaris operating system release before Sun Microsystems fell under control of Oracle, may soon see its support deprecated by the GCC compiler stack...

15:07

New Government Report Show US Weapons can be Easily Hacked "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

I have warned before that someone can hack into your car, take control, and actually assassinate you while making it look like an accident. Even Wired Magazine has come out warning about the flaws that allow your car to be hacked.  Michael Hastings was the journalist exposing the surveillance state. Hastings wrote about the investigation of reporters by the U.S. Department of Justice back in 2013. He said that the restrictions on the freedom of the press by the Obama administration were a war on journalism. He wrote his last story before he died in what may have been a cyber attack. Someone was able to control his car remotely and drove it into a tree at top speed. His last story was entitled: Why Democrats Love to Spy On Americans, published by BuzzFeed on June 7, 2013. Any journalist who goes for the truth about the Deep States seems to end up dead.

Hastings Michael - 2Hastings died in a fiery high-speed automobile crash on June 18, 2013, in Los Angeles. Today, cars connected with GPS can actually be hacked. It is possible to take control of your car, right down to the steering wheel, remotely. WIRED Magazine has proven this ability, which many others have confirmed. The likelihood that Hastings was killed remotely in an auto cyber attack is extremely high. He was on the Snowden affair and was the reason Snowden had to leave the country and turn everything over to the Guardian in London.

A new government report now reveals that it took hackers just one hour to gain access to a high-tech weapon system. Hackers who c...

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21 Psychological Facts We All Need To Know! "IndyWatch Feed World"

There are a lot of things that we just dont know about ourselves. Our minds are some of the most complex things on this planet.

Below I am going to go over some of the lesser known psychological facts about humans that you might have never heard before. These things reign true for most and are quite interesting. How many of these were you already aware of?

21 Psychological Facts We Dont Usually Grasp Properly

1. Your stress does affect others.

The amount of stress you are under is going to affect the people closest to you whether you want it to or not. They see the difference in you even when you cannot and this is not avoidable.

2. Even the illusion of progress is motivating.

When we think were making progress even when we arent it can be very motivating. Motivation is a very simple idea, it doesnt take much to kick it off. Ideas can be very beneficial.

3. We can only have a limited number of friends.

We can only have a few close friends out of our total number. While it might seem like we have a lot of buddies the truth is our circle will always be smaller than the actual number of people we call friends. We are not capable of keeping proper relationships going with a wide number of people.

4. Our minds wander at least 30 percent of the time.

Our minds wander a lot more than we realize. We tend to get off track about 30 percent of the time.

5. Telling others about your goals does not make them more likely to happen.

When you tell other people about your goals it makes you less inclined to follow through. Sure, we think by being vocal about the things were doing we will be more likely to get them done but that is not often the case. Most of the time is works completely opposite!

6. People who spend more time in the sun are likely to be happier.

When we spend time in the sun we are getting vitamin, which as you know, is something our bodies need. The more vitamin D we have the happier we end up more times than not.

7. People who pretend not to care usually care the most.

If you pretend to care about someone or something you probably care more than you think. The people that act like the things youre doing doesnt affect them are often the people being bothered the most by it. They just dont want to speak up about the things they are feeling.

8. Most of our decisions are unconscious.

Most of the decision...

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Carter Page Suing DNC and John Solomon Discussing McCabe Investigation (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Appearing on Fox News Carter Page discusses his lawsuit against the DNC and Perkins Coie [Story Here]; while John Solomon discusses a recent FBI release showing Andrew McCabe was investigated by INSD for involvement in media leaks about General Michael Continue reading

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This Is What the Lines On Your Palm Mean For Your Love Life "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dating back to the practitioners in ancient India, the art of palmistry allows one to discover details about your life based on the lines and symbols found within your hands. From predicting your future to determining your current physical and psychological states, it can be highly effective. One specific set of lines located on the palms may even reveal secrets about your love life.

The world of love and romance can be a challenging one, full of incredible highs and heart-breaking lows. Despite the possibility of how wrong things could go, and how much pain it could invite into your life, 87% of Americans still believe in the concept of true love.  We want to find that special someone and built a happy life together.

While your palm isnt going to provide you with a perfect roadmap, walking you through every step you need to take in order to find love and happiness in the near future, it can provide you with some insight as to what is to come. This information is valuable, allowing you to take steps to maximize your opportunities while also working to overcome your weaknesses and prepare for setbacks. Wouldnt you love to have some idea of whats to come?

Discover what these lines on you palm reveal about your love life:

#1 Left Hand Line is Higher

Fun-loving and passionate, you live your life with your heart on your sleeve, and for this reason, many people will underestimate you. However, when it comes to your love life there is no one in tune with their passions and desires than you. You dream of the fairy tale romance finding your one true love and riding off i...

15:03

ForgivingAnd ForgettingElizabeth Warren "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Elizabeth Warren at teaching a class at Harvard

Guest Commentary

Published October 16, 2018

I was among those who thought Sen. Elizabeth Warren was an ethnic fraudmore specifically a box checker who claimed Cherokee ancestry to ascend to the Harvard Law School faculty.

But the Boston Globe, in its feature, Ethnicity not a factor in Elizabeth Warrens rise in law, convinced me otherwise. While I wish she would not have waited six years to turn over her teaching records, I am persuaded by the Globe that Sen. Warren never checked any Native American box for professional gainespecially not at Penn and not at Harvard.

So I forgive Sen. Warren for claiming tribal ancestry, and am now anxious to forget the entire Cherokee grandma controversy that surrounds her. Its time we all forgive and forget.

The criticism I have about the continued critiques of Sen. Warrens ancestry is that they cite a void of genealogical documentation for her great-great-great grandma from the late 19th Centurythe types of documentation that either never existed for grandmas in the late 1800s; or are demonstrably incomplete as to Indians who endured that genocidal time in American history.

Folks ask: Where is her claimed Cherokee great-great-great grandmas marriage license application or marriage license? Why arent any of her ancestors listed on any rolls of Cherokee Indians dating back to the early 1800s? Where is any proof of her claimed Delaware blood?

The flaw in these questions is that they fail to appreciate or acknowledge that so-called vital records, especially those f...

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What is Wrong with Formal Education "IndyWatch Feed World"

QUESTION: I too am French and nobody in school ever connected the weather to the defeat of Napoleon even with so many deaths on his failed invasion of Russia. History is interesting, but it seems to be taught based upon some political agenda. What would you recommend for students to study since the formal education system is such a failure?

PG

ANSWER: Yes, when I was in Paris, I was asked if I would debate the top three economic students. I agreed. However, instead of a confrontation for TV viewers, it turned out to be a question session of how to fix the French economy conceding that what they were being taught was wrong.

From a historical viewpoint, I always refer to contemporary writers. However, you must keep in mind that history is very often written only by the victor. We all learn quite a lot about history in school, but it is typically slanted. Nevertheless, it is also true that who dont know history are doomed to repeat it. However, those of us who know history are also doomed to watch others repeat it. Ever since man has done anything, there has been someone nearby going huh, maybe I should write this down.

The way to understand the past REQUIRES a discipline that embraces all the fields of science. Back in the 1980s, I attended a lecture by a Scientist on the findings of the ice core samples from Greenland. When they disp[layed a graf of the energy output of the sun and documented from the ice core samples, I was st...

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Tribal Support for Ballot Measure 1 Strong at AFN Convention "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published October 16, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  As Alaskans gather for the annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention to share stories and opinions, Ballot Measure 1 is a large part of the conversation. With less than a month until the election, tribal support for the initiative is surging among Alaska Native organizations statewide, with the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation and Norton Bay Intertribal Watershed Council joining regional powerhouses Tanana Chiefs Conference and Bristol Bay Native Association in speaking out in favor of the measure. There is now support from nearly 100 tribal governments represented by some of the largest tribal consortiums in the state.

Protecting our land, our water and our legacy of salmon for our children and grandchildren is at the core of who we are as Alaska Natives, said Gayla Hoseth, Ballot Measure 1 sponsor and Second Chief of the Curyung Tribal Council. Ballot Measure 1 is bringing together an unprecedented movement of everyday Alaskans who want clear rules for development in salmon habitat, and who want to finally give Alaska Natives a voice to protect our way of life.

In a resolution passed last year supporting the Board of Fish recommendations to update state law governing development in salmon habitat, Tanana Chiefs Conference, which represents 42 Yukon River tribes, stated that Alaska Native Tribes depend upon salmon as a fundamental part of our social, cultural, economic, and spiritual wellbeing.

Tanana Chiefs Conference has made it a priority to protect our hunting and fishing resources for our people, it continued. The voice of Alaska Native Tribes is powerful and critical to changing the systems that threaten our way of life, and we must act.

Events during AFN will give attendees an opportunity to learn more about wild Alaska salmon and Ballot Measure 1. They include:

  • Salmon Filleting and Preparation demo  Monday, Oct. 15, Denaina Center 1st floor, Idlughet 2, 2 3:30 p.m. (Elders & Youth Conference)- with Melanie Brown (Stand for Salmon organizer) and Gayla Hoseth (Ballot Measure 1 sponsor) participants will get their own fish to cut and leave with a jar of pickled salmon. *This is not a political or informational event about the ballot measure, but a good opportunity to see Melanie and Gayla in action with salmon.
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15:01

Ten Years After the Last Meltdown "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

September marked a decade since the bursting of the housing bubble, which was followed by the stock market meltdown and the government bailout of the big banks and Wall Street. Last weeks frantic stock market sell-off indicates the failure to learn the lesson of 2008 makes another meltdown inevitable.

In 2001-2002 the Federal Reserve responded to the economic downturn caused by the bursting of the technology bubble by pumping money into the economy. This new money ended up in the housing market. This was because the so-called conservative Bush administration, like the liberal Clinton administration before it, was using the Community Reinvestment Act and government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to make mortgages available to anyone who wanted one regardless of income or credit history.

Banks and other lenders eagerly embraced this ownership society agenda with a lend first, ask questions when foreclosing policy. The result was the growth of subprime mortgages, the rush to invest in housing, and millions of Americans finding themselves in homes they could not afford.

When the housing bubble burst, the government should have let the downturn run its course in order to correct the malinvestments made during the phony, Fed-created boom. This may have caused some short-term pain, but it would have ensured the recovery would be based on a solid foundation rather than a bubble of fiat currency.

Of course Congress did exactly the opposite, bailing out Wall Street and the big banks. The Federal Reserve cut interest rates to historic lows and embarked on a desperate attempt to inflate the economy via QE 1, 2, and 3.

Low interest rates and quantitative easing have left the Fed with a dilemma. In order to avoid a return to 1970s-era inflation or worse, it must raise interest rates and draw down its balance sheet. However, raising rates too much risks popping what financial writer Graham Summers calls the everything bubble.

Today credit card debt is over a trillion dollars, student loan debt is at 1.5 trillion dollars, there is a bubble in auto loans, and there is even a new housing bubble. But the biggest part of the everything bubble is the government bubble. Federal debt is over 21 trillion dollars and expanding by tens of thousands of dollars per second.

The Fed is unlikely to significantly raise interest rates because doing so would cause large increases in federal government debt interest payme...

Oh, Come Now, Stalins Gulags Were Fun! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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From The Tom Woods Letter:

Last week journalist and Bernie Sanders supporter Sameera Khan posted the following list on Twitter, purporting to tell the truth about Stalins gulags which werent really so bad after all!

Two week annual holidays at home

Marriage allowed

Cabins for married prisoners

Family stay with prisoners allowed

Wages equal to common citizens

Sending savings to family allowed

No prisoner uniform

No leg-irons and handcuffs

Common living, no cells

Freedom of movement inside Gulag area

Awards, rewards and reliefs for prisoners

Education, music and theater for prisoners

80% cases decided by citizens courts

Gulags were not celled-walled-barbed-wired jail buildings

Gulags were far-away labor colonies

Prison affairs managed by prisoners

Maximum sentence 10 years

Most sentences up to 5 years

Sentence revoked on good conduct

Employment after release

Equal citizenship rights after release

Prisoners allowed publishing newspaper

Freedom of speech allowed

After being called on this, Khan had to retract:

I have just found out that the memes I shared re: Stalins gulags were inaccurate. My apologies to all those who were offended. I also in no way intended to make light of the tragic mass persecutions they took place under the Stalin regime and I again apologize for sharing this misleading and offensive information.

Whoops! Just an innocent mistake!

She in no way intended to make light of the persecutions under Stalin.

Consult her list again. Do you believe that claim?

Can you imagine the motivation behind being at pains to demonstrate that the Soviet gulags werent really so bad?

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Believe Women: Apply Congresss Christine Blasey Ford Test "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In the uproar over Christine Blasey Fords allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, many members of Congress declared that women have a right to be believed. Unfortunately, Congress is ignoring legions of women who have been sexually abused thanks to the immunity Congress provides to federal agents. But a federal appeals court may grant relief despite Washingtons negligence.

Congress gives the Transportation Security Administration almost $8 billion a year and does nothing to constrain how TSAs 43,000 screeners treat American travelers. A Justice Department lawyer insisted last year that theres no law establishing a specific degree of permissible intrusiveness of a (TSA) security screening pat-down. Americans have no legal recourse regardless of how TSAs screeners treat them, thus explaining why TSA pat-downs become more intrusive.

Many women have shared vivid allegations of TSA abuses on Twitter:

Dr. Jenn complained on Sept. 8: Is it common practice for TSA agents to forcefully slide their hand up my (15-year-old) daughters inner leg and ending at her vagina? Literally slamming their hand into my daughters vagina.

I was sexually assaulted by the TSA

Melissa Emmal, whose Twitter header page shows a banner calling for impeaching Trump, tweeted on Aug. 28: A @tsa agent at DCA told me the scanner had alarmed at my groin. She then searched me from my knee up until she met resistance (her words). She met resistance when she made contact with my labia FOUR times (front and back pat up of each leg). Felt like a sexual assault.

Emily White complained on Aug. 26: I was sexually assaulted by the @TSA on August 1 @LGAairports Marine Terminal at around 11:50 am. If you dont want your vagina paddled multiple times, I recommend avoiding that crew.

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Making America Socialist Again "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Its not often that the president of the United States writes an op-ed for a major newspaper. But this is exactly what President Trump did on October 10 in USA Today.

Trump was railing against (and rightly so) the Democrats Medicare for All (S.1804) proposal to establish a government-run, single-payer health care system that eliminates all private and employer-based health care plans and will cost an astonishing $32.6 trillion during its first 10 years.

Writes Trump:

The Democrats plan means that after a life of hard work and sacrifice, seniors would no longer be able to depend on the benefits they were promised. By eliminating Medicare as a program for seniors, and outlawing the ability of Americans to enroll in private and employer-based plans, the Democratic plan would inevitably lead to the massive rationing of health care. Doctors and hospitals would be put out of business. Seniors would lose access to their favorite doctors. There would be long wait lines for appointments and procedures. Previously covered care would effectively be denied.

And why is Trump fighting so hard against the Democrats plan that would eviscerate Medicare? Trump says: I also made a solemn promise to our great seniors to protect Medicare.

And of course, its not just Trump. He asserts, correctly, that Republicans believe that a Medicare program that was created for seniors and paid for by seniors their entire lives should always be protected and preserved.

But its not just Medicare that Trump and the Republicans want to protect. Trump is committed to resolutely defending Medicare and Social Security from the radical socialist plans of the Democrats. In the latest Republican Party platform, they express their intention to save Medicare by modernizing it, empowering its participants, and putting it on a secure financial footing. Republicans also accept the responsibility to preserve and modernize a system of retirement security forged in an old industrial era beyond the memory of most Americans. All options should be considered to preserve Social Security.

In case you havent figured it out yet, let me get right to the point: Social Security and Medicare are socialist programs. They are cornerstones of the welfare state.

Social Security is a government-funded, government-managed, universal, mandatory Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program administered by the Soc...

Converting Degeneracy into Prestige "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Speaking as a black woman wait second! Can I do that? Well, why not. Were now a nation consumed by make-believe, in which you can declare anything you want about yourself and insist that everyone else agree that it is so. If I identify this way, you must believe me! (Or else I will come after you with my cos-play mob and destroy you.)

The avatars out on the cutting edge of culture want to dissolve all the boundaries between all categories of everything except us and them: their allies and their enemies. Everything else is slated to become by force, if necessary a big, turbid, zero-gravity soup of intersectional relativity. The reasons for this sanctioned insanity are not exactly what you think they are.

Case in point: The Sunday New York Times Magazine profile of one Jill Soloway, Hollywood producer/director and now memoirist of the book She Wants It: Desire, Power and Toppling the Patriarchy (out this week, note that little detail.) Mx. Soloway (Mx. being the newest engineered intersectional salutation) runs a movie production company named Topple, best known for putting out the TV show Transparent, about an older man who decides hed be happier pretending to be a woman, and all the good family feeling that such a decision might engender, so to speak.

Gender was complicated for Mx. Soloway, for whom puberty arrived late, but with the sudden appearance of large breasts. Do other peoples memories of their teenage years include things like soccer competitions or blue ribbons? they write. All I have is the memory of being suddenly overwhelmed by becoming sex to others.

Aha, the curse of large breasts. What a life-annihilating affliction.

And yes, you read that right. Mx. Soloway now insists on being addressed as they (The Times obliges), invoking a linguistic hall-of-mirrors in which there are always two of you: the one located in space and the one in the mirror shall we surmise? or perhaps there is another explanation. One might goof on the narcissistic buffoonery of this stuff all the livelong day, but that would be tiresome and cruel, so I will just come to the point and tell you what is going on here, what it is all about.

It is about fashion, status, and prestige as has been the case in human social relations since earliest (hu)man put a banana leaf on its head, to the awe and wonder of others gathered round. All three of those conditions depend on a person being special, a figure apart from the boring, moiling, deplorable mob of morons who agree to be hostage to their own biology. Biology is a diseas...

A Red and Blue Coalition? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On June 20, 1816, Thomas Jefferson wrote to William Crawford: If any state in the Union will declare that it prefers separation to a continuance in union, I have no hesitation in saying, Let us separate. Jefferson thought secession can be a good thing. Lincoln in his first inaugural presented secession as something always bad: Secession, he said, is the essence of anarchy. In saying this, Lincoln and the Lincolnian legacy placed, in effect, a Berlin Wall around the American States. Once in the Union, a State could never secede. The Civil War was a show of force to demonstrate that if a State tried, it would be shot. Less than fifty years later, Francis Bellamy wrote the Pledge of Allegiance (1892) as a schoolhouse indoctrination to teach children the meaning of the Civil War which. He said it could be reduced to three words: one nation indivisible.[i]

If anyone is an American, Jefferson is, and if anyone is an American, Lincoln is. But their visions of what America is and ought to be are incompatible. We have inherited a fractured constitutional memory. And the question is: To which of these visions are we to give our allegiance? From 1776 to 1860 the Jeffersonian vision prevailed in America. From 1865 until the 1990s, Lincolns vision prevailed, but then something entirely unexpected happened.

In 1991, 15 states seceded from the Soviet Union. This was the greatest peaceful revolution in modern history. American political elites did not see it coming even though Soviet officials told them what was about to happen. Their minds were so controlled by the notion that a modern state is one and indivisible they could not imagine peaceful secession. That Soviet secession occurred peacefully had a ripple effect, and soon after a number of peaceful secessions occurred in Europe and more secession movements have arisen. The result is that secession is now thought of in Europe as a neutral act to be evaluated on its merits rather than as something necessarily bad as Lincoln classified it when he identified it with...

Hurricanes Give Americans a Taste of the Disaster "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Florida residents from the eastern part of Panama City Beach to Apalachicola now know what a war zone is like. 750,000 people are without power and without water. Thousands of homes and commercial structures no longer exist. Mexico Beach has been more or less wiped off the face of the earth. Many areas are still inaccessible. Many people are still trapped in place because of debris and downed trees across roads.

Families searching for missing family members are at times obstructed by police trying to keep looters and gawkers out of the area and trying to save what little traffic capacity there is for emergency and repair crews. It is difficult to imagine people so lacking in humanity that they go to loot what little remains of the property of such damaged people.

But perhaps it is not difficult to image such people. Perhaps such people have been running US foreign policy since the Clinton regime. If you look at these photos of the damage, you will have an idea of the damage our government acting in our name has inflicted on eight countries since the Clinton regime: Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Syria, Pakistan, and the ongoing atrocity in Yemen. Anyone looking at the devastation of the Florida panhandle from Panama City to Apalachicola could think they are looking at the work of Dick Cheney and his Zionist neocon warmongers that devastated the Middle East and North Africa.

Americans are curious people. They sent large sums of money to parents whose children were allegedly killed in school shootings, the reality of which many challenge, and they sent large sums of money to support Christine Blasey Ford for accusing Kavanagh of attempted rape despite her inability to substantiate her charge. Will the compassion and empathy that responds to ideological crimes such as those ascribed to white heterosexual victimizers, gun owners, and illegal immigration opponents also respond to the victims of Hurricane Michael and US foreign policy?

Why is it that the liberal-progressive-left can get so upset about an alleged attempted rape 30 or 40 years ago but accept without protest Washingtons destruction of the lives, prospects, and infrastructure of millions of peoples in eight countries? All of the immigrants about which Trump complains are people fleeing from Americas wars on their countries. If America and Europe do not want refugees, why do they engage in wars that produce refugees?

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Hamptons Super Rich Installing Luxury Panic Rooms "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Fearing the vicious Salvadoran MS-13 gang, which has plagued Long Islands Suffolk County and threatens to spread its terror further, residents from the wealthy Hamptons area in New York are turning their homes into fortresses.

The extreme security measures include sleeping with guns, installing bulletproof windows and sometimes even luxury panic rooms.

Supermarket mogul, John Catsimatidis, told the New York Post that he sleeps with a gun underneath his pillow. A Walther PPK/S, the same one James Bond carried, he said.

[My wife] Margo prefers a shotgun. Although, once, she thought she heard something, got the shotgun out and shot through the door, he added.

Fears that the gang is spreading to the eastern tip of Long Island were bolstered by Southampton Towns police chief Steven Skrynecki, after he stationed police with anti-terrorism gear at charity galas throughout the summer of 2017.

In April, the gang murdered four men at a soccer field in Central Islip. Three months later a Hampton Bays brothel, which was raided by police, was found to be tagged with an MS-13 sign.

The gang is in Suffolk County. Whats an hour car ride? They are near, an unnamed Southampton homeowner said.

Long Island contractor Chris Cosban, whose company Covert Interiors installs pricey panic rooms, told the daily: The big thing [with homeowners] in the Hamptons is that if somebody has it, they [all] want it.

The price for a panic room ranges from $25,000 to over $200,000 which Cosban explains with a wow factor.

They like to brag about it, he said. People used to open up their garages and show off their Lamborghinis, but now they take guests to the wine bar in their safe room, said Herman Weisberg from personal security firm Sage Intelligence.

He explained that clients look at the panic rooms as a secondary space that can double as a wine cellar or a secure room to display guns.

He explained that clients look at the panic rooms as a secondary space that can double as a wine cellar or a secure room to display guns.

Some East Enders say that their wealthy neighbors are going overboard and get more paranoid the richer they become.

Reprinted from RT News.

The post Hamptons Super Rich Installing Luxury Panic Rooms appeared first on LewRockwell.

Italy Declares War "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If there were ever any doubts that the leaders of the Euroskeptic coalition that now runs Italy has a plan to defy the European Union its proposed budget should quell them. Both Deputy Prime Ministers, Luigi Di Maio of Five Star Movement and Matteo Salvini of The League, were adamant about locking horns with European Union leadership over all issues of sovereignty between now and Mays European Parliamentary elections.

Their budget proposal which included both tax cuts and universal income blew past the EU budget limit of 2.0% of GDP, coming in at 2.4%. It has put their Finance Minister, Giovanni Tria, in a difficult position because Tria doesnt want to negotiate this budget with Brussels, preferring a less confrontational, read more pro-EU, approach.

Salvini and Di Maio, however, have other plans. And since I began covering this story last year on my blog, Ive said that it was imperative that Salvini force the issue of the Troikas demands the EU, European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund back down their throats on debt restructuring/forgiveness.

What I meant then, and I was focused on Salvinis emergence as the leader of this fight, was that Salvini and Italy, because they are more than technically insolvent, have all the leverage in the negotiations. The size of their outstanding debt and the liabilities existent on the balance sheets of banks across Europe, most notably the nearly $1 trillion in TARGET 2 liabilities, are something Juncker, Draghi, Merkel and Christine LaGarde at the IMF simply cannot ignore.

But, to do this Salvini and now Di Maio have to make a good faith effort to negotiate a good deal for Italy with Brussels, Berlin and the IMF. This is why the budget squeaked past the 2.0% limit and then they walked it back to 2.0% but with provisions they knew would anger the EU finance ministers.

The point of this is to push Brussels and paint them as the bad guys to shift public sentiment back towards an Italeave position. Italys problems are not solvable with Germany holding the purse strings for all the EU countries.

So, the first prong of their assault on the power structure of the EU is this, challenge them on their budget while making strong statements to the rest of Europe that they are not looking to exit the euro. If they do, it will be Germany forcing that situation.

The other prong of the assault is to remake the EU from within, which Salvini has openly stated is one of his goals.

It started more than a month ago when he met with Hungarian President Viktor Orban who agreed on a strategy of creating a League of Leagues to unite the opposition to the current technocratic rule on the European Commission.

They were clear then that the goal was to wrest control of the European Commiss...

The People Stopping Election Interference "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Last week, Mark Zuckerberg made the media rounds to give a rather shady explanation of why Facebook suddenly closed hundreds of incredibly popular pages in whats being called The Alternative Media Purge. Zuckerberg accused the closed pages, many of which had millions of fans, of spreading political spam.

Ironically, many of the pages that were shut down had absolutely nothing to do with politics or elections, unless you include the fact that they recommended skipping the entire circus. None of these pages were accused of being the Russians, who were the scapegoat of the last surprise presidential election results. A couple of the things that many of the pages did have in common, incidentally, were an anti-war outlook and a police watchdog mentality.

But as far as making the election more resistant to interference, the result of the Alternative Media Purge is the diametric opposite. People will now only get one side of the story.

The alternative media changed everything during the last presidential election.

When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, much of the world snickered. Who was this reality television star to take on part of the Clinton Empire? There was no way, people scoffed, that Trump could possibly win.

Its a proven fact that Hillary Clinton was in cahoots with the mainstream media throughout her candidacy. And the reason its proven is that organizations like Wikileaks released the evidence of it in a series of emails with her campaign manager and people like Donna Brazile of CNN. Brazile finally publically admitted that shed done so and that it was her job to make all our Democratic candidates look good.

The alternative media jumped on this story, as well as many other questionable emails that were divulged by Wikileaks, while the mainstream pretended that none of this was happening. And the mainstream did very little to cover the Democratic National Convention, during which the nomination was stolen from Bernie Sanders, who if were being honest probably would have had a much better chance of beating Trump than the notoriously unlikable Clinton. Heres my coverage of it at the time.

The alternative media, never a fan of the goings-on in Clintonland, from the Haiti scandal all the way...

How Many Households Qualify as Middle Class? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By the standards of previous generations, the middle class has been stripmined of income, assets and purchasing power.

What does it take to be middle class nowadays? Defining the middle class is a parlor game, with most of the punditry referring to income brackets as the defining factor.

People tend to self-report that they belong to the middle class based on income, but income is not the key metric: 12 other factors are more telling measures of middle class membership than income.

In Why the Middle Class Is Doomed (April 17, 2012) I listed five minimum threshold characteristics of membership in the middle class:

1. Meaningful healthcare insurance (i.e. not phantom insurance with $5,000 deductibles, etc.) and life insurance.

2. Significant equity (25%-50%) in a home or equivalent real estate

3. Income/expenses that enable the household to save at least 6% of its income

4. Significant retirement funds: 401Ks, IRAs, etc.

5. The ability to service all debt and expenses over the medium-term if one of the primary household wage-earners lose their job

I then added a taken-for-granted sixth:

6. Reliable vehicles for each wage-earner

Author Chris Sullins suggested adding these additional thresholds:

7. If a household requires government assistance to maintain the family lifestyle, their Middle Class status is in doubt.

8. A percentage of non-paper, non-family home hard assets such as family heirlooms, precious metals, tools, etc. that can be transferred to the next generation, i.e. generational wealth.

9. Ability to invest in offspring (education, extracurricular clubs/training, etc.).

10. Leisure time devoted to the maintenance of physical/spiritual/mental fitness.

Correspondent Mark G. recently suggested two more:

11. Continual accumulation of human and social capital (new skills, networks of collaborators, markets for ones services, etc.)

And the money shot:

12. Family ownership of income-producing assets such as rental properties, bonds, etc.

The key point of these thresholds is that propping up a precarious illusion of consumption and status signifiers does not qualify as middle class. To qualify as middle class (that is, what was considered middle class a generation or two ago), the household must actually own/control wealth that wont vanish if the investment bubble du jour pops, and wont be wiped out by a medi...

Brain Imaging Shows Autistic Brains "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

study published earlier in 2018 should have made headlines everywhere, as it discovered historically high amounts of aluminum in autistic brains. The study was conducted by some of the worlds leading scientists in the field.

Five people were used in the study, four males and one female, all between the ages of 14-50. Each of their brains contained unsafe and high amounts of aluminum compared to patients with other diseases where high brain aluminum content is common, like Alzheimers disease, for example.

Of course, this caused people to downplay the study, citing a low sample group, but thats not entirely a valid argument given the reason why this study was conducted. As cited in the study above, recent studies on animals, published within the past few years, have supported a strong connection between aluminum, and aluminum adjuvants used in human vaccinations, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD.)

Studies have also shown that injected aluminum does not exit the body, and can be detected inside the brain even a year after injection. That being said, when we take aluminum in from sources such as food, the body does a great job of getting it out, but there is a threshold. Its important to acknowledge that the aluminum found in the brain, could be due to the presence of aluminum adjuvants in vaccines. This latest study also identified the location of aluminum in these tissues, and where they end up. This particular study was done on humans, which builds upon, and still supports, the findings of the animal studies.

This is also important because the majority of studies that previously examined human exposure to aluminum have only used hair, blood and urine samples. The study also makes a clear statement regarding vaccines, stating that Paediatric vaccines that include an aluminum adjuvant are an indirect measure of infant exposure to aluminum and their burgeoning use has been directly correlated with increasing prevalence of ASD.

Aluminum, in this case, was found in all four lobes of the brain.

The aluminum content of brain tissues from donors with a diagnosis of ASD was extremely high (Table 1). While there was significant inter-tissue, inter-lobe and inter-subject variability the mean aluminium content for each lobe across all 5 individuals was towards the higher end of all previ...

15:00

Osage Font and Keyboard Available for iOS and Chrome "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published October 16, 2018

Now Available Instructions to Install the Osage Font and Keyboard

PAWHUSKA, Okla. OSAGE NATION RESERVATION  Early in September, the Osage writing system or orthography began its debut online popping up in social media feeds in short bursts of small sentences all in Wahzhazhe Ie, the Osage language. For several years, the Osage Nation Language Department has been working on their goal to make Osage language more accessible to Osages across the U.S. with todays technological advances. Now, the Osage font is available for download, use and viewing on several operating systems including MacOS, Windows, Android 9.0, and now iOS for iPad and iPhone. The new developments come less than a year after the first-ever Osage language app debuted in November 2017.

Technology is the new way we learn and communicate and the Osage Nation Language Department is setting a trend with the technology, said Osage Nation Language Director Vann Bighorse.

Making the language accessible
Since 2003, the Osage Nation has been working on developing ways to save the language. The early stages of language preservation were grassroots efforts that later developed into a full department, the Osage Language Department. Their focuses have been on working with Osage language speakers, creating learning materials, gathering audio, collaborating with other Dhegiha language speakers, and trying to get all of this content and information online and now into peoples pockets.

I am very proud to see the progress of getting the Osage Language onto the mobile market. Working with companies such as Google and Microsoft as well as several independent application engineers has been an awesome experience. As for making the Osage language available and mainstrea...

15:00

ITC of the Five Civilized Tribes Pacts Eye Indian Health, Housing & Languages "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Leaders of the Five Civilized Tribes include, from left to right, Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Choctaw Chief Gary Batton, Seminole Chief Greg Chilcoat and Muscogee (Creek) Principal Chief James Floyd.

Published October 16, 2018

DURANT, Okla.  The Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes faced a light action agenda at its final 2018 quarterly meeting.

The council is comprised of leaders of the Chickasaw, Cherokee, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole nations. They represent 750,000 Native Americans.

Three resolutions passed unanimously by voting delegates of the five tribes:

  • Support for Indian Health Services request for a separate budget line or a separate indefinite appropriation ensuring full funding for lease agreements between IHS and tribal governments.

Currently, the five tribes have IHS self-governance compacts. Each is entitled to full federal funding under the 1975 Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. Additionally, tribes are reimbursed for inflation-related expenses.

IHS is operating under a continuing resolution based upon last years federal budget, according to Oklahoma City IHS Director Capt. TravisWatts. The continuing resolution ends Dec. 7 unless Congress reauthorizes it or passes a federal budget President Donald Trump will sign.

In July, IHS officials considered using unallocated fiscal year 2018 funds to defray inflations impact and shore up existing lease agreement shortfalls. The five tribes opposed the move. The resolution passed by ITC calls for full funding of inflationary costs, while allowing a separate budget exception for IHS to pay tribes the fully agreed upon lease amounts.

  • Opposed a plan by the National Low Income Housing Coalition calling for competitive allocation of 2018 funds to the Native American Housing Block Grant program. ITC members said a competitive process on low-income housing is not encompassing of ITC members.

Instead, ITC members reasserted its support of the Department of Housing and Urban Developments definitions and p......

15:00

Few Democrats Offer Alternatives to War-Weary Voters "IndyWatch Feed War"

Chants of "No More War" from delegates at the 2016 Democratic National Convention gave voice to sentiments that still resonate through the base of the party and the broad U.S. public, notably in communities with higher rates of military sacrifice. While Trumps 2016 victories in swing states may well have been aided by his posing Continue reading "Few Democrats Offer Alternatives to War-Weary Voters"

The post Few Democrats Offer Alternatives to War-Weary Voters appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

15:00

Gaza: The Most Important Story Not Covered in the MSM "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Israelis military is killing kids in the Gaza Strip like, on the regular. You wouldnt know it though; not unless you watch the BBC or Al Jazeera, that is. The uncomfortable truth is this: most Americans, frankly, dont care. Most of the populace and a bipartisan coalition of nearly all policymakers are so Continue reading "Gaza: The Most Important Story Not Covered in the MSM"

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15:00

Does Adelson Own The GOP? Or Is He Just Leasing It? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


On Friday Alex Isenstadt reported for Politico that "a deluge of Democratic spending in the final days of the battle for the House has triggered recriminations among Republicans and forced the party to lean on its biggest patron to salvage their majority. Since the end of July, Republican candidates in the 70 most contested races have reserved $60 million in TV ads, compared to $109 million for Democratic hopefuls... The disparity is almost certain to grow, as former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg makes good on plans to spend nearly $80 million to help Democrats flip the House."
From Democrat candidates to outside groups, weve never seen anything like this before, said Brian Walsh, president of the pro-Trump America First Action super PAC. They are dumping in cash by the truckload.

Desperate for help, Republicans are turning to their go-to benefactor: Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. The 85-year-old ally of President Donald Trump has made another contribution in the range of $20 million to the House GOP-aligned Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC, according to two Republican officials familiar with the donation. Party leaders are hopeful he'll fork over even more.

Senior Republicans are in touch with other influential givers. On Tuesday, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, whos been in regular contact with Adelson and courted many of the partys most elite donors in recent weeks, appeared at a board meeting of the influential Republican Jewish Coalition. That evening, at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, he addressed a gathering hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

...Charlie...

15:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

1.00 AUD = 0.00011 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 0.95 AUD
Converter

Hadith for the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Messenger (PBUH) commends the closing of ranks with a promise of eternal blessing. This is especially important if you happen to know a lone wolf. The post Hadith for the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:59

Final Straw: Mutual Aid In Wake of Hurricane Michael "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Final Straw: Mutual Aid In Wake of Hurricane Michael appeared first on It's Going Down.

Long running anarchist radio show and podcast The Final Straw talks with Pearson from Coffee Not Comrades about disaster relief in Tallahassee, Florida in the wake of Hurricane Michael.

This week on The Final Straw Radio, we feature a conversation with Pearson, an anarchist resident of Tallahassee, Florida, and is involved in storm relief mutual aid work in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Pearson is also the co-host of the leftist podcast Coffee With Comrades.

For the hour we talk about Hurricane Michael, which just passed through the Florida Panhandle and up through the Carolinas, affecting Georgia and Alabama as well. Within a 36 hour period, the hurricane ramped up from a Tropical Storm to a category 4 or 5 hurricane (depending on who you talk to). Michael was the strongest hurricane to hit that part of Florida ever on record, making landfall on Wednesday, October 10th in the morning and may be the third largest to hit the U.S. mainland with winds surges of up to 175 miles per hour and sustaining at 150. Because of the quick increase, localities in the storms path found themselves under prepared for such a devastating catastrophe. The state of Florida Department of Corrections refused to evacuate about 12 prisons that were in the Mandatory Evacuation areas in the path of Hurricane Michael despite a call-in campaign by Fight Toxic Prisons.

For the hour, we talk about the immediate response efforts in Tallahassee, Mutual Aid Disaster Relief, anthropogenic or human-caused Climate Change and its various impacts on the residents and environs of Florida, and a bunch of other related topics. Later, Pearson shares about his podcast, Coffee with Comrades, available at http://coffeewithcomrades.com/

Here are a few links for info if youre in Florida as well as ways to donate from a distance:

Florida Peoples Advocacy Center in Tally is a safe space for people to come for disaster relief (trans inclusive and very supportive of undocumented individuals)

Tallahassee DSA Fund:
http://gofundme.com/dsa-tlh-hurricane-relief-fund

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief:
https://mutualaiddisasterrelief.org/donate/

Amazon Wishlist for the Panhandle:
...

14:56

Lawyers appeal verdict upholding Buharis Executive Order "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Two legal practitioners, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, who is the National Chairman of Action Peoples Party (APP) and Kenneth Udeze, National Chairman, Action Alliance (AA), yesterday filed an appeal challenging the judgement of Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja which upheld the constitutionality of the Executive Order 6 of President Muhammadu []

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14:54

People moves: Steamships "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Board resignation

The Board of Directors of Steamships Trading Company Limited (Steamships) has announced that Peter Aitsi has resigned from the Steamships Board,  effective October 10, 2018. He had served on the board since November 2014.

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14:53

Policeman kills Nenadi Usmans relation "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

ex-minister petitions IG, threatens legal action Idris orders policemens arrest, probe   A trigger-happy policeman attached to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command has reported shot dead a 31-year-old lady, Anita Akapson, said to be the relation of former Minister of Finance, Senator Nenadi Usman, in Abuja. Akapson was said to have been killed in []

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14:53

In brief: Visas-on-arrival suspensions for November, and other business news "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Visas-on-arrival suspensions to hit tourism, Bougainville referendum question agreed, and  rice imports slammed. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

in brief

Papua New Guinea is suspending visa-on-arrival arrangements for the month of November. The PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority said the temporary suspension is part of enhanced border security measures around the APEC Leaders Summit in the middle of next month.

The suspension of visa on arrival is expected to have a negative effect on the struggling tourism industry, especially in the peak tourism season in PNG.

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Leaders from Bougainville and Papua New Guinea have finally agreed to the question that will be asked in next years independence referendum. The referendum, tentatively scheduled for June 2019,  will mark the end of a 20-year peace process that followed the end of the Bougainville civil war in the 1990s. The question is: Do you agree for Bougainville to have: (1) Greater Autonomy (2) Independence?

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About K800 million is spent annually on importing rice to feed the eight million people of Papua New Guinea, says North Fly MP James Donald. He reportedly said this when witnessing the delivery of 12 solar-powered rice milling machines to farmers in Markham in Morobe.

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The proposed Coal Power Plant Project to ease the power burden in Lae city could create more than 300 jobs for locals and cost an initial K300 million to set up the project, according to Communications and Energy Minister Sam Basil. Mayur Resourc...

14:52

Scientists Have Figured Out That Our Eyes Are Capable Of Ghost Imaging "IndyWatch Feed World"

Our eyes have been called the window to the soul, but they are actually so much more than that.  They change the way we perceive the world in which we live and can do some pretty peculiar things.

If youve never heard of ghost imaging, then this article might explain more to you than you would have expected. Ghost imaging while not necessarily easy to explain is a very unique ordeal. It can be brought forth in a number of ways.

Physics World explains it as follows:

Ghost imaging involves splitting a light beam into two beams. The object beam directed towards the object to be imaged, which has a single pixel bucket light detector behind. Meanwhile, the reference beam travels straight to a multi-pixel light detector. The idea is to build up a shadow image by incorporating the output from only some of the pixels in the reference detector: those for whom the corresponding parts of the bucket detector are not blocked by the object.

A new pre-print in arXiv goes over how we can do this with the human eye and it is fascinating. Ghost imaging in the past has always required the use of a computer so learning that our eyes are capable of it is enormous. For this research scientists observed lots of participants. They said that 200 of their participants in under two seconds claimed to have experienced this.

The discussion for this study goes as follows:

We have demonstrated ghost imaging
with the human eye, such that no computational steps
are required for visualizing an image that is just the
projection of weighted (based on a proxy measurement)
Hadamard patterns. We proposed a macro-pixel technique
to increase the spatial resolution of the projected
image. Ghost-imaging with the eye opens up a number of
completely novel applications such as extending human
vision into invisible wavelength regimes in real-time, bypassing
intermediary screens or computational steps.
Perhaps even more interesting are the opportunities
that ghost imaging offers for exploring neurological processes.
Key to this approach is the substitution of computational
...

14:52

N1.3bn alleged fraud: Buhari orders EFCC to detain Fayose indefinitely PDP "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

APC: Stop being ridiculous Fayose: Ive no apologies for my actions   The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to incarcerate the outgoing governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, indefinitely. Fayose, who is scheduled to appear at the antigraft agencys headquarters []

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14:51

Oil marketers demand FGs payment of N130.7bn debt "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Federal Governments debts profile on fuel subsidy and taxes to major marketers of petroleum products in Nigeria have hit N130.7 billion mark. Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), which declared this yesterday, maintained that the amount was the harmonized figure as at August 2018 after over four years of absolute drought in payment []

The post Oil marketers demand FGs payment of N130.7bn debt appeared first on Newtelegraph.

14:50

Facebook Attacks Iraq War Veteran Who Gave Both Legs And One Arm For America "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Facebook Attacks Iraq War Veteran Who Gave Both Legs And One Arm For America Three limbs wasnt enough for some now my livelihood is gone with it By Susan Duclos All News PipeLine Facebooks recent purge of...

The post Facebook Attacks Iraq War Veteran Who Gave Both Legs And One Arm For America appeared first on The Daily Coin.

14:49

New Weight Loss Laws Will Make Everyones Slice of the Pizza Smaller "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you have ever feared the concept of governmental control in our lives, a new set of laws introduced this year in Britain will give you cause for concern. In an effort to fight back in the wake of the current obesity epidemic, lawmakers have established new calorie limitations on all supermarket-ready and fast food meals. What does this mean for your fast food favorites?

Throughout the globe, we are struggling with a major obesity epidemic. In fact, the World Health Organization first began to warn others about how serious this situation was becoming in the 1990s, and they advise that it has only gotten worse. In 1995, there were an estimated 200 million obese adults worldwide and another 18 million under-five children classified as overweight, they state on their website. As of 2000, the number of obese adults has increased to over 300 million. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the obesity epidemic is not restricted to industrialized societies; in developing countries, it is estimated that over 115 million people suffer from obesity-related problems.

This isnt to say that there arent countries struggling with the horrible effects of malnutrition, that too is a very real problem demanding our attention. However, it doesnt detract from the fact that obesity is on the rise, and it carries some major consequences.

The goal is to cut the number of calories that the average family in the UK consumes by 20% by 2024. While this may not sound like much, when you break it down it is a considerable change. For many, this means reducing up to 500 calories from their daily intake. These limitations are not mandatory, the British government is not policing the meals that you currently make within your home or arresting you for ordering twice the food while out at your favorite restaurant. Instead, they are part of a new marketing campaign called One You, aimed at encouraging healthy family eating and reducing childhood obesity.

The simple truth is on average we need to eat less. Children and adults routinely eat too many calories and its why so many are overweight or obese, explains Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive of Public Health England (PHE). Industry can help families by finding innovative ways to lower the calories in the food we all enjoy and promoting UK business leadership on the world stage in tackling obesity.

One You encourages those living in the UK to adapt to a 400-600-600 dirt plan. This would mean consuming 400 calories at breakfast, and then 600 calories each at lunch and dinner. For many restaurants, however, this would requi...

14:49

Black Agenda Radio, Week of October 15, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Black Agenda Radio, Week of October 15, 2018

bruce Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:19

Uganda's Yoweri Museveni worse than Idi Amin, says Milton Allimadi; Ajamu Baraka: Building the Black Alliance For Peace; Martha Escobar on the carceral state.

14:46

MY TAKE ON THE JLR SAGA "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The National Party has dodged a bullet with the suspension from caucus and the subsequent resignation of JLR from Parliament and the National Party.    Ross is revealed as a megalomaniac who thought he was bigger than the Party.   

It was significant that the National Party caucus voted unanimously for his suspension.   One might have expected some holdouts.   There weren't any.   That tells you much ... chickens coming home to roost and all of that.

Ok, he was Bridges' numbers man but he was dreaming if he thought that entitled him to demand that he be retained as Chief Opposition Whip (with a salary of $236,012; $30,000 more than the Deputy Leader and $74,000 more than every other National MP); plus be appointed Shadow Leader of the House; plus be on the Opposition front bench; plus be responsible for polling; plus be on the National Party Board of Directors.    When he didn't get that he declared utu on Bridges.   

Ross only ever had one job ... as an elected official either in local or central government.   Clearly he developed a very high opinion of himself.   Parliament is a fishbowl ... most MPs cope with it (to a greater or lessor degree); for some it goes to their heads.    I put JLR firmly in the latter category.  It reinforces the danger there is in having MPs with no real life experience coming into Parliament.  There are other JLRs in the House.

There are of course losers in this sad sorry debacle.   The primary one is JLR.   He will quickly find out that standing as an independent is akin to a turkey voting for an early Christmas.    Once that's over he will find himself damn nearly unemployable ... who in business would want to take on a person with penchant for taping conversations with his boss.     If he's depressed now it's about to get a whole lot worse.

Bridges too comes out of this with his authority diminished.   He was right in insisting that the inquiry ran its course.   No leader can allow disloyalty to run unchecked.   Were that to happen it would destroy caucus unity which, up until now, has been a feature of National.    But there have to be questions over Bridges' future ... stoked along by the media who sense blood.   His handling of th...

14:45

October in fiction "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian letters is like a microcosm of Australia itself: culturally diverse, politically varied across different states, tense and conflicted or humorous or affecting in turn. If there is one thing we may say about our literatures it is that there is a common thread of darkness underneath. Whether that thread references an unvoiced violence or subsumed toxic masculinities, or a wilfully forgotten colonial past, it is traceable in much of our writing, especially in the short story form.

14:44

ABC 7.30 Report population special (Part 1) - by Leith van Onselen "IndyWatch Feed National"

ABC 7.30 Report last night aired part one of its three-part population special, which included me as the economist. While I will reserve judgement until the final two-parts have been aired, my initial gut reaction is disappointment. The main problem I see with it so far is the ABC has inferred that a population of more than 40-million mid-century is inevitable rather than a direct policy choice. Nowhere did The ABC clearly show how the federal government massively increased Australias immigration intake from the early-2000

By Leith van Onselen

ABC 7.30 Report last night aired part one of its three-part population special, which included me as the economist.

While I will reserve judgement until the final two-parts have been aired, my initial gut reaction is disappointing.

The main problem I see with it so far is the ABC has inferred that a population of more than 40-million mid-century is inevitable rather than a direct policy choice.

Nowhere did The ABC clearly show how the federal government massively increased Australias immigration intake from the early-2000s:


Nor how immigration is the defacto driver of Australias population increase both directly as migrants step off the plane, as well as indirectly when they have children (then counted as natural increase). This was made explicit by the Productivity Commissions 2016 Migrant Intake Australia report, which showed that Australias population would barely increase without immigration:

...

14:43

Archeologists find a 66-foot Viking ship buried in Norway "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Whether theyll ever be able to unearth it from a vast complex of at least seven dome-shaped burial mounds remains to be seen.

14:40

Gaza is Winning "IndyWatch Feed War"

As we learn about F-35 stealth fighters, the most expensive weapon system in human history, being grounded world wide, Israel is in a state of panic because of a few stealth balloons.

14:38

Energy Transfer Partners Security Sinks Two Boats Full of Water Protectors, Threatening Lives "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

submitted by Leau Est La Vie Camp

St. Martin Parish, LA (October 15th, 2018)- Early this morning, two boats carrying approximately 15 water protectors and media officials were legally observing a Bayou Bridge pipeline construction site, when an Energy Transfer Partners security boat passed by at an aggressive speed, intentionally causing a large wake that swamped and eventually sunk the boats.

All passengers, including a documentary film crew, narrowly made it to shore before the boats completely sunk.

All passengers are accounted for and safe thanks to the help of a local Cajun fisherman who provided support when he found the stranded Leau Est La Vie crew.

The water protectors and attending media were there to legally observe an illegal Bayou Bridge Pipeline construction site preparing to conduct horizontal drilling beneath a waterway for project installation.

The water protectors continue to cite lack of action by Louisiana state officials to address illegal operation and construction by Energy Transfer Partners in the Atchafalaya river basin. Today is just another example of the illegal and cruel tactics ETP continues to use to intimidate water protectors who were acting within their legal right.

Leau Est La Vie Camp is a hub for pipeline resistance and peaceful opposition to the Bayou Bridge pipeline.

If you would like more information about local, regional, national and international Bayou Bridge pipeline resistance efforts please visit www.NoBBP.org or contact us at resist@nobbp.or...

14:38

This Is America #35: Hurricane Michael & Proud Boys Attack "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post This Is America #35: Hurricane Michael & Proud Boys Attack appeared first on It's Going Down.

Welcome, to This Is America, October 15th, 2018.

We have an action packed show for you today. First, were going to bring you an interview straight out of Tallahassee, Florida, where Pearson, one of the hosts of Coffee With Comrades will discuss autonomous disaster relief efforts in their area in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Be sure to check out a longer interview they also just completed with The Final Straw.

We then will talk with someone from Mutual Aid Disaster Relief about autonomous relief happening in the panhandle of Florida, the area hit hardest and which is almost totally devastated by the storm. They discuss how landlords are already evicting people from homes that are suffering from water damage, leaving people with no place to go, and how, despite statements to the contrary, ICE is out in force on the streets.

As they wrote in a recent statement:

The American Empire is in fierce decline. The global economic system is on the brink of full-scale collapse. We have yet to recover from the 08 recession and experts predict...

14:37

Victorias largest solar farm goes ahead after solving connection dilemma "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Victorias largest solar farm goes ahead after solving connection ...
......

14:30

Snowflakes stop planes from taking off "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

No doubt you all remember this Swedish snowflake from last July. From Fox News: quote. Elin Ersson, a student at Gothenburg University, was subjected to fawning media coverage over her stunt earlier this month when she refused to take her seat on the plane until the 52-year-old Afghan deportee was released. She was successful and authorities werent able [] The post Snowflakes stop planes from taking off appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:30

Collapse of the Federal Reserve has started (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Collapse of the Federal Reserve has started Video American Intelligence Media Video Source

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14:30

Were proud of our governors PDP Chairman "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has said that the party was proud of its governors and the achievements recorded in their various states. Secondus made the expression in his remarks at the send-off ceremony organised by the PDP Governors Forum for the outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele []

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14:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Gnuath   sullen or bad-tempered.

14:27

When the bubble bursts, America will experience an economic crisis much greater than the 2008 meltdown or the Great Depression "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The bigger they come, the harder they fall.  Currently, we are in the terminal phase of an everything bubble which has had ten years to grow.  It is the biggest financial bubble that our country has ever seen, and experts are warning that when it finally bursts we will experience an economic downturn that is even worse than the Great Depression of the 1930s.  Of course many of us in the alternative media have been warning about what is coming for quite some time, but now even many in the mainstream media have jumped on the bandwagon.  The Economist is one of the most prominent globalist mouthpieces in the entire world, and so I was stunned when I came across one of their articles earlier today that was entitled Another economic downturn is just a matter of time.  When the alternative media and globalist media outlets are both preaching economic doom, that is a very clear sign that big trouble is imminent.

But for the moment, global financial markets seem to have settled down a bit.  U.S. markets were down on Monday, but there wasnt that much volatility.  Once again, it was tech stocks that got hit the hardest

Apple and Netflix pulled back more than 1.8 percent each. Netflix fell after Goldman Sachs and Raymond James slashed its price targets on the video-streaming giant. Apple dropped after Goldman Sachs said the tech giants earnings could fall short this year as demand in China slows. Amazon, Microsoft and A...

14:27

Unveiling an antidote to hate speech "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The leadership of the National Assembly recently honoured one of its own at the public presentation of a book of wisdom. ONWUKA NZESHI reports   It was a gathering of cerebral personalities from the National Assembly. They had taken some time off their busy schedule and converged to renew their intellectual abilities. The beautiful interior []

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14:26

The Dalai Lama Reveals How To Actually Deal With Negative Emotions (Video) "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Dalai Lama is a spiritual leader that has brought for a lot of knowledge in the world today. A lot of people overlook his work, but if youve ever taken the time to really look into him you will find great wisdom.

The Dalai Lama is someone that works towards peace and is always helping others. Because as humans we are constantly making mistakes, his words really hit home in more ways than I can explain. Whether you are religious or not you can still find comfort in the things he has to say.

Listening to the advice of the Dalai Lama might not be something you ever thought about doing but it could be exactly what you need. In this day and age, we harbor far more negative energies than we should. We feed into them and give them so much power, this should not happen.

I feel that I came across this video when I needed it the most and so sharing it is crucial for those who may also need to see it. In this video, the Dalai Lama talks about the root of all negative emotions and how to work through them. When you really allow this message to sink in and come at the video with an open mind you will gain so much.

Please take a moment to clear your mind and then watch the video below. While it might not seem like much, if you allow these things to sink in they will really change you. Negative energies and emotions do not have to have power over us. Getting rid of negative thoughts and things of the sort is not as hard as you might assume.

How do you feel about what he has to say? Did you take anything from this video? I for one feel as if I learn more each time I listen through. What do you do when you have negative thoughts and emotions clouding your mind?

(Image Via: Pixabay/johnhain)

14:25

One of the Best Headlines Ever. "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"





March of the Migrant Caravan of Hondurans Marching to US Border DOUBLES IN SIZE





It seems they are trying to escape Honduran starvation.




14:22

IPCC bets on the renewables revolution "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Dr Jim Green, Nuclear Monitor #867, 15 Oct 2018

https://www.wiseinternational.org/nuclear-monitor/867/nuclear-monitor-867-15-october-2018

The UNs Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a landmark report warning that global warming must be kept to 1.5C, requiring rapid and far-reaching transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport, and cities.1

The world must invest US$2.4 trillion in clean energy every year through 2035 and cut the use of coal-fired power to almost nothing by 2050 to avoid catastrophic damage from climate change, according to the IPCC. To put the US$2.4 trillion figure in context, about US$1.8 trillion was invested in energy systems globally in 2017, of which about 42% was invested in electricity generation and about 18.5% in renewables.2

Unsurprisingly, the World Nuclear Association (WNA) used the IPCC report to promote nuclear power.

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14:21

Communities Take Action Against Government Plans to Fast-Track Fracking "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

by Ruth Hayhurst / Drill or Drop

Projected message onto government department in central London, 10 October 2018. Photo: Frack Off London

Opponents of government proposals to change the planning rules for shale gas developments have been taking part in protest events across England this week. 

The Let Communities Decide week has been coordinated to raise awareness of a public consultation on the proposals, which ends on 25 October 2018.

The government has proposed to count non-fracking shale gas sites as permitted development. This would mean companies would not need to apply for planning permission.

Another proposal is to classify major shale gas production as Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects. This would mean decisions would be made by a government minister, rather than the local authority.

DrillOrDrop has been collecting photos and reports from this weeks events. Please let us know about any events from your area. Well update this post with new events.

Last updated 14/10/2018

Hebden Bridge street theatre 14 October

Campaigners against fracking in Hebden Bridge brought a model fracking rig into the town and took part in street theatre and leafleting.

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14:13

Coalitions climate change stance will kill people, say Greens "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

  The Australian Greens have warned against the Morrison government backing a coal-led energy policy over the Snowy Hydro 2.0 project. SBS, 15 Oct 18  Greens MP Adam Bandt has warned the Coalitions views on climate change and renewable...

14:10

Japanese, Australian and other world governments toe the nuclear industrys line on radiation "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Nuclear industry responds by calling those who disagree with the ICRP and IAEA in these matters radiophobes. The Japanese government responds to the disagreement coming from its people with more and more imposed secrecy, and greater compliance with international nuclear bodies. Looked at in another way, the Japanese government obeys the IAEA and ICRP.

It is little wonder theJapanese  world nuclear industry via its local mouthpieces and puppets in every land continues to claim the effects of the nuclear disaster have no consequence. Nor is it any surprise that the nuclear industry continues to illegally diagnose opponents to its dictates and insults as being radiophobic.

Earthquake Damage At Fukushima is Industrys Narrative Truthful or Certain? Nuclear History, 16 Oct 18  ..As I have pointed out previously, the declared extent of decontamination in Japan has enable some evacuees to return to their homes. The residual contamination remaining in those cleanup areas being about the same, roughly, as the Maralinga lands in South Australia after cleanup there. The risk of radiogenic cancer in the Maralinga Lands in 1 in 50,000 over 50 years. The owners of the Maralinga lands had been suffering forced removal from their lands from the 1950s until the 1990s, with full return of lands completed in the 21st century. Many people died waiting to return.

In Japan many people are concerned that they have been economically forced to return to places prior to a proper cleanup. In Australia, many people are concerned that the Maralinga cleanup was a dud, cheap, and insufficient. As usual vitrification in nuclear residues resul...

14:10

A Great Contrarian Indicator For Gold, Plus Saudis US Treasury Holdings, China, Japan & The ECB "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A Great Contrarian Indicator For Gold, Plus Saudis US Treasury Holdings, China, Japan & The ECB from King World News With the price of gold on the move, surging above the $1,225 level, here is a great contrarian indicator for...

The post A Great Contrarian Indicator For Gold, Plus Saudis US Treasury Holdings, China, Japan & The ECB appeared first on The Daily Coin.

14:05

"The Great Depression II" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The Great Depression II"
 by Jeff Thomas

"Whenever a movie has been a huge hit, the film industry tries to follow it up by doing a sequel. The sequel is almost invariably far more costly, as theres the anticipation by those who create it that it will be an even bigger blockbuster than the original.

The Great Depression of the 1930s is seen by most people to be the be-all and end-all of economic catastrophes and theres good reason for that. Although the economic cycle has always existed, the period leading up to October 1929 was unusual, as those in the financial sector had become unusually creative.

Brokers encouraged people to buy into the stock market as heavily as they could afford to. When that business began to level off, they encouraged people to buy on margin. The idea was that the buyer would only put up a fraction of the money for the purchase and the broker would guarantee full payment to the seller. As a condition to the agreement, the buyer would have to relinquish to the broker the right to sell his stock at any point that he wished, should he feel the need to do so to get himself off the hook in the event of a significant economic change.

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14:03

Togolese uses six teenage girls for orgy "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Police operatives have apprehended a 31-yearold Togolese, Dominic Samson, for allegedly sexually abusing six teenage girls. The suspect was also accused of using the victims for sex orgy. Samson of No. 28, Olusesan Street, Ejigbo, Lagos, was arrested by operatives led by the Divisional Police Officer of Ejigbo Divisional Headquarters, CSP Olabisi Okufowobi. The father []

The post Togolese uses six teenage girls for orgy appeared first on Newtelegraph.

14:03

Viver assim lutar 24 horas por dia': a briga de um PM trans contra a justia do Paran "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A PM aceitou mais fcilmente a identidade de gnero de Chris do que a justia do Paran.

14:02

Senior Dog Was Returned To Shelter Because He Couldn't Go Up Stairs "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When Mackenzie Purdy saw Charlie for the first time, it seemed like the shy dog had given up on finding a home of his own. The 7-year-old Shih Tzu mix refused to make eye contact with anyone who walked by he kept his back turned so that he faced the concrete wall of his kennel at Associated Humane Tinton Falls, a shelter in New Jersey.

Credit: Mackenzie Purdy

Charlie had first come to the shelter in May. A few months earlier, he had been adopted then quickly returned when he couldnt walk up the stairs in his new home.

His owner had been unable to bend down to pick him up and carry him, so Charlie found himself back in the same lonely kennel.

Credit: Associated Humane Tinton Falls

Purdy, who was visiting the shelter in hopes of adding another dog to her family, believed that behind Charlies cold exterior was a loving dog just waiting to come out; however, she feared other adopters might not be able to see the potential.

He was a bit older and he walked a little funny, so I had a feeling that not many people would be interested in him, Purdy told The Dodo. So many people won't be interested in the dogs that don't come to the front of the cage at the shelter.

But Purdy wasnt daunted by a few steps, and continued spending time with Charlie, looking for the slightest hint that he was ready to try again.

I asked the shelter staff if I could spend some time with him out in the yard, Purdy said. He was very reserved, and not very interested in me. He did not show much in the way of affection, but he did do a very little tail wag when I walked closer to him....

14:01

Ex-Admiral says nuclear subs are vital for South China Sea "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Australia needs a fleet of stealthy nuclear submarines to deal with potential threats in our region, most notably in the South China Sea, a strategic policy report says. (subscribers only) 

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/top-think-tank-says-we-need-nuclearpowered-submarines-to-stay-ahead-of-china/news-story/7f346bc3c32a9597ce0ce0ead3162155

14:00

RiskRecon invents asset risk valuation algorithms "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

RiskRecon released its asset valuation algorithms that determine the inherent risk value of any Internet-facing system. Automatically determining asset value is critical to managing cyber risk because it enables organizations to create action plans focused on addressing risk. Risk professionals spend too much time analyzing mountains of issues to determine the risk relevance, explained Kelly White, Co-Founder and CEO of RiskRecon. RiskRecon automatically contextualizes every issue with issue severity and asset value that enables professionals More

The post RiskRecon invents asset risk valuation algorithms appeared first on Help Net Security.

14:00

The left are making America racist again "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

For a brief time, it seemed that America had finally put its historic obsession with race into the grave it so richly deserved. The high-tide line of this moment seemed to be the election of the United States first black president. Unfortunately, that very president would turn out to be the man who, more than [] The post The left are making America racist again appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:00

UN Peacekeepers Caught Running Massive Child Sex Ring Not One Person Jailed "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a blow to victims of human trafficking worldwide, a massive child sex ring was exposed in Haiti involving international peacekeepers with the United Nations as well as other high-level officials from around the world and no one is going to jail.

by Matt Agorist

For years, UN peacekeepers, their high-level commanders, and other personnel from around the globe came to Haiti for sex with boys and girls as young as 12.

I did not even have breasts, said a girl, known as V01 Victim No. 1, according to a report out of the Associated Press.


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13:59

The Dark Story Behind Global Warming aka Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

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The recent UN global warming conference under auspices of the deceptively-named International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded its meeting in South Korea discussing how to drastically limit global temperature rise. Mainstream media is predictably retailing various panic scenarios predicting catastrophic climate change because of man-made emissions of Greenhouse Gases, especially CO2, if drastic changes in our lifestyle are not urgently undertaken. There is only one thing wrong with all that. Its based on fake science and corrupted climate modelers who have reaped by now billions in government research grants to buttress the arguments for radical change in our standard of living. We might casually ask Whats the point? The answer is not positive.

The South Korea meeting of the UN IPCC discussed measures needed, according to their computer models, to limit global temperature rise tobelow  1.5 Centigrade above levels of the pre-industrial era. One of the panel members and authors of the latest IPCC Special Report on Global Warming, Drew Shindell, at Duke University told the press that to meet the arbitrary 1.5 degree target will require world CO2 emissions to drop by a staggering 40% in the next 12 years. The IPCC calls for a draconian zero net emissions of CO2 by 2050. That would mean complete ban on gas or diesel engines for cars and trucks, no coal power plants, transformation of the world agriculture to burning food as biofuels. Shindell modestly put it, These are huge, huge shifts.

The new IPCC report, SR15, declares that global warming of 1.5C will probably bring species extinction, weather extremes and risks to food supply, health and economic growth. To avoid this the IPCC estimates required energy investment alone will be $2.4 trillion per year. Could this explain the interest of major global banks, especially in the City of London in pushing the Global Warming card?

This scenario assumes an even more incredible dimension as it is generated by fake science and doctored data by a tight-knit group of climate scientists internationally that have so polarized scientific discourse that they label fellow scientists who try to argue as not mere g...

13:57

John Marshall Law School: Time to Stand Against Lynching Threats and White Power Organizing "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post John Marshall Law School: Time to Stand Against Lynching Threats and White Power Organizing appeared first on It's Going Down.

Atlanta Antifascists announces a new campaign against local white nationalist organizer Casey Jordan Cooper who is attending John Marshall Law School.

We have produced a new video about Casey Jordan Cooper, a white power leader who is studying to become a lawyer at Atlantas John Marshall Law School (AJMLS). Cooper made explicit lynching threats against a Black activist in Atlanta and is active in the Identity Evropa racist organization. AJMLS has known about this situation for over a year and a half. Despite outcry and extensive documentation, the school refuses to take the matter seriously.

In March 2017, we published an article first bringing Coopers racist agitation and lynching threats to the attention of AJMLS. In August of that year, we published a 500+ page dossier on Coopers white power efforts. We continued documenting Casey Coopers central involvement in the metro Atlanta white nationalist scene into 2018 and will continue for as long as he remains active....

13:56

"IndyWatch Feed War"

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13:55

CONFIRMED: Lineage Studies Reveal Elizabeth Warrens 1/32nd Ancestor Rounded Up Cherokee Indians During the Trail of Tears "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Monday Senator Warren released a DNA study where she claims she is 1/512th 1/1024th Native American.

The Boston Globe later issued a correction to their initial report The DNA test revealed that Elizabeth Warren is not 1/512 Native American, shes 1/1,024. Thats 0.0009765625.

Warren actually has less Indian in her bloodline than most Caucasian Americans.

But that hasnt stopped Warren from promoting this lie over the years.

Now this
Elizabeth Warrens more immediate ancestor her great, great, great Grandpa rounded up Cherokee Indians and herded them to the point of origin of the infamous Trail of Tears.

Via Breitbart:

As I pointed out in my article here on Sunday, no evidence supports this claim. O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford had no Cherokee heritage, was listed as white in the Census of 1860, and was most likely half Swedish and half English, Scottish, or German, or some combination thereof. (Note, the actual 1894 marriage license makes no claim of Cherokee ancestry.)

But the most stunning discovery about the life of O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford is that he...

13:54

Britains exit from European Union- a cause for rejoicement to Australias uranium industry? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

New Aust uranium deal for UK after Brexit https://www.sbs.com.au/news/new-aust-uranium-deal-for-uk-after-brexit, 15 Oct 18. 

Australia is working on a new deal for selling uranium to the United Kingdom once it leaves the European Union. Australia is working on a new nuclear deal with the United Kingdom once it leaves the European Union.One fifth of Australias uranium goes to the UK, but it cannot be used for military purposes, or sold to other countries who use it for their militaries.

Dr John Kalish, acting director general of the Australian Safeguards and Non-proliferation Office, says a new deal will have to be done with the UK to mirror the old one with the EU.

Under the old deal and the proposed one, the UK can only sell the uranium on to certain countries.

Retransfers can only be made to third parties that have a nuclear cooperation agreement with Australia, Dr Kalish told a parliamentary committee on Monday.

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13:51

Liberal Senator Amanda Stoker obediently takes dictation from Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Modest member: Go nuclear for a clean energy future The modern nuclear reactor is small, modular, self-contained and safer than any other energy generation, Financial Review, by Amanda Stoker 14 Oct 18   Amanda Stoker is a Liberal National Party senator for Queensland

Australia must develop a nuclear energy industry. It promises to provide clean and reliable energy from a resource we have in abundance.

The modern nuclear reactor is small, modular, self-contained and safer than any other energy generation method. It provides flexible generation capacity, as it can increase or reduce electricity output to reflect demand.  [Ed . Just a pity that it doesnt exist among other drawbacks] 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has acknowledged that all electricity generation options with the capacity to reduce electricity prices need to be considered

For too long we have allowed nuclear energy to remain off-limits in the discussion about the security of Australias energy supply. What we need is an informed and rational debate that isnt driven by fear.

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13:50

Hurricanes Give Americans Taste of Disaster Washingtons Wars Bring to Others "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Hurricanes Give Americans Taste of Disaster Washingtons Wars Bring to Others Paul Craig Roberts Florida residents from the eastern part of Panama City Beach to Apalachicola now know what a war zone is like. 750,000 people are without power and...

The post Hurricanes Give Americans Taste of Disaster Washingtons Wars Bring to Others appeared first on The Daily Coin.

13:46

The return of Fayemi "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A new chapter opens in Ekiti State today as Dr. Kayode Fayemi is inaugurated as the sixth elected governor of the state, FELIX NWANERI reports   Todays inauguration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi as governor of Ekiti State crowns a week-long activities to herald the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government after the opposition All Progressives Congress []

The post The return of Fayemi appeared first on Newtelegraph.

13:46

Cherokee Nation Calls Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test 'Inappropriate and Wrong' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Cherokee Nation Calls Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test 'Inappropriate and Wrong' | 15 Oct 2018 | The Cherokee Nation called Sen. Elizabeth Warren's DNA test to prove her Native American ancestry "inappropriate and wrong" in a statement Monday. "Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage, such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation," the Cherokee Nation's Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said. "Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong."

13:42

Fayose: Ive no apologies for my actions "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Outgone governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, would today report at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by 1p.m. Investigators are expected to grill him over alleged corruption while in office. Fayose, who spoke on Sunday at a send-off banquet organised in his honour by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) []

The post Fayose: Ive no apologies for my actions appeared first on Newtelegraph.

13:42

Weather Manipulation -- We Want Answers "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Travel News for the Collective Journey

WEATHER MANIPULATION: WE WANT ANSWERS [VIDEO]

Posted on October 15, 2018

Its time we stopped avoiding the real terminology here. Forget the politically correct geoengineering and weather manipulation. What we are seeing in North America, but particularly in the USA is nothing short of DOMESTIC TERRORISM.

It needs to be addressed now as many people who were previously unaware of it have been apprised and they are pissed off.

People, pets and property have been decimated by man-made and directed storms, fires and exotic weaponry.

If an obscure party has declared war on Humanity, then perhaps indirect communication approaches like a Presidential Proclamation for preparedness and an Emergency Wireless Alert are inadequate.

Something more direct is called for when a country is at war. Denizens need to be told in no uncertain terms the status of the situation. Perhaps its time for a State of the Nation address.

Uncivil war has broken out and the masses are oblivious to a large degree and therefore unable to protect themselves. Its an unprecedented quandary were in and the answers dont come easy.

I dont know what the answer is, but when the mainstream media is the enemy, its time for extraordinary measures. People need to know about a clear and present danger so they can take responsibility for their own protection.

We in the independent media have done our best to alert the public but we havent reached everyone. What would it take to get their attention? ~ CB

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13:42

The Social Media Purge Continues Carey Wedler "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

This is an issue that we cannot simply stand back and do nothing. This Social Media Purge is beneath Western Civilization and we have the power to stop it.


The WaPo hit piece in question: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingescription

Note: Im now unable to find the list Prop or Not compiled, but suffice to say Anti-Media was on it, and so were multiple others purged today. To be safe, Ill modify my statement in video from a lot of the outlets to at least some.

13:41

Online renewable marketplace aims to help business cut power bills "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Australia will look to replicate US success by creating an online marketplace for businesses to buy renewable energy, helping to them to reduce high power bills

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/the-economy/online-renewable-marketplace-aims-to-help-business-cut-power-bills-20181015-p509rc.html

13:40

Buhari meets Masari, Okorocha in Aso Rock "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met behind closed-doors with Governors Aminu Masari (Katina) and Rochas Okorocha (Imo) at the presidential villa, Abuja. The President first met with Masari and Senator Abu Ibrahim who represents Katsina South senatorial district. Masari arrived the presidential villa at about 2p.m. and proceeded straight to the Presidents office for the meeting. []

The post Buhari meets Masari, Okorocha in Aso Rock appeared first on Newtelegraph.

13:40

Traditional owners to tell Origin Energy it has not gained consent for fracking on their land "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

ABC,  By Jane Bardon 16 Oct 18 A group of Indigenous traditional owners from remote parts of the Northern Territory will travel to Origin Energys annual general meeting in Sydney on Wednesday to tell shareholders they have not given permission for the company to frack their land for gas.

Key points:

  • A group of Indigenous traditional owners will soon tell Origin Energy shareholders they did not give consent for its planned developments
  • They will ask the company to review consent agreements
  • But the company is confident traditional owners already gave consent

Origin Energy gained official approvals for gas exploration, including test fracking, in the gas-rich Beetaloo Basin, both from traditional owners through the Northern Land Council, and the Northern Territory Government.

But some of the traditional owners plan to tell the shareholder meeting they oppose fracking, and did not give their free, prior and informed consent.

They hope to tell the meeting when permission for fracking was sought by Origin Energy, they did not fully understand the companys explanations of processes, or the potential size of developments potentially numbering hundreds of wells.

The letter that were bringing up to Origin, we want that to be recognised, and to be respected for who we are, Alawa traditional owner Naomi Wilfred said.

The Alawa traditional owner, whose country includes Nutwood Downs in the northern part of Origin Energys EP98 permit area, said she is worried about potential environmental impacts if production goes ahead..http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-16/indigenous-traditional-owners-origin-energy-fracking-consent/10379162

13:38

Too Deep To Drain Aspects Lost in the James Wolfe Pleading "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Perhaps a reset of sorts is in order to understand why and how the DOJ is covering-up the most damaging evidence toward the institutions of the Senate, the DOJ and the FBI. The discussion must first reset to a key Continue reading

13:37

New Version of Winamp Planned for 2019 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Winamp 6, due out in 2019, aims to whip more llama ass

[...] The Belgian company that bought Winamp from AOL in January 2014 hasn't really done much with it since buying the remnants of the property just months after AOL finally pulled the plug.

Winamp.

Related: "Whipping the Llama's Ass" with this Javascript WinAmp Emulator


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13:35

March of the Migrant Caravan of Hondurans Marching to US Border DOUBLES IN SIZE To 3,000 People! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Here we go again!

Over the weekend, approximately 1,300 Hondurans were marching to Guatemala en route to Mexico so they could make their way up to the US border right in time for the November election.

On Monday, the migrant caravan, dubbed March of the Migrant, DOUBLED IN SIZE as it crossed through the Guatemalan border on its way to Mexico where they will head northbound to the United States.

According to Reuters, up to 3,000 migrants crossed from the Honduras into Guatemala after a standoff with police in riot gear Monday.

Via Reuters:

The crowd more than doubled in size from Saturday, when some 1,300 people set off from northern Honduras in what has been dubbed March of the Migrant, an organizer said. The migrants plan to seek refugee status in Mexico or pass through to the United States.

Reuters could not independently verify the number of participants, but images showed a group carrying backpacks and clogging roads near the border, some waving the Honduran flag.

Rows of Guatemalan police in black uniforms, some wearing helmets and shields, initially blocked migrants from reaching a customs booth, Reuters images showed. It was not clear how long the standoff lasted, but the group was ultimately able to cross, said march organizer Bartolo Fuentes, a former Honduran lawmaker.

A police official on site said all Central Americans could pass freely through the region as long as they complied with migration control.

Were going to drop in on Donald Trump. He has to take us in, said Andrea Fernandez, 24, who left Honduras with a newborn baby, a 5-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son because she said she could not...

13:34

Theres Money in the Spotlight Worlds Highest Paid Entertainers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Photo source: http://dailypost.ng

They say that the road to stardom isnt easy. While this may be true, some have come across the legendary pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and made it big. Some of them were born with a silver spoon in their mouth while others started from the bottom and slowly climbed their way up the golden mountain. But whatever the case may be, they put in blood, sweat, and tears for what theyve achieved now. Call it luck of the Irish, but you have to admire them because of where they are now in life. So, who exactly are these lucky entertainers?

Look at the list and see who made the coveted Forbes list.


13:30

Wages Rising? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Despite the best labor markets in years, real wages for rank-and-file workers are not rising much at all. Many reasons are mentioned, but the article highlights the fact that real unemployment is higher than the official rate says. The essay also discusses Amazon's $15/hour wage and where it fits into the picture.

13:30

Sir Mekere: PM, Tkatchenko should start telling the truth on APEC scams "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

It is time for the Prime Minister and APEC Minister to start telling the truth about the APEC luxury cars scam and other APEC spending, the Member for Moresby North-West, Sir Mekere Morauta, said this morning.

What we have got so far is half-truths, distortions and contradictions that amount to a cover up of their use of APEC as a money rain scheme and vehicle to divert money for other purposes, he said.

 Two half-truths dont make a fact.

I am now hearing that the illegal purchase of 40 luxury Maserati cars is not the end of the story.

"Peter ONeill, Justin Tkatchenko and Christopher Hawkins have a lot more explaining to do.

Sir Mekere said he had been told that even more luxurious cars are on the way to Port Moresby, and documentation has been provided to him that appears to confirm the allegations.

"Papua New Guineans have a right to know whether the following allegations are correct:

"Three super-luxury Flying Spur V8 Bentleys, possibly more, are on their way to Port Moresby for Mr ONeill, Mr Tkatchenko and others including Chinese cronies, to ride around in.

" According to official documents, the price for three is $US695,238.30 (K2,363,810.22), duty- and excise-free.

"The outright purchase by the State is said to have been approved by NEC.

"Have they been procured by competitive public tender as required by Section 21 of the APEC Authority Act?

"Has the arrangement been approved by the APEC Probity Auditor?

"Does the APEC Probity Auditor even exist, and if so who is it?

"80 luxury Mahindra XUV500 vehicles bought outright at a cost of $US2,442,000 (K8,302,800.00).

"Are these cars going to be sold after APEC or are they being retained by the Government?

"Was this purchase conducted by public competitive tender and was it subject to the scrutiny of the APEC Probity Auditor?

"Can the Prime Minister, Mr Tkatchenko or their outrigger Mr Hawkins confirm that the Mahindra XUVs were also purchased through a car dealer in Colombo, Sri Lanka?

" What were the arrangements for the purchase of the Bentleys?

"There is also a rumor of Lamborghinis being bought.

" Is this so?

"Information I have been provided indicates that all the APEC cars have been brought into PNG free of duty and excise, and that this very valuable benefit is to be passed on to private sector buyers.

"What is the total value of the excise and duty forgone?

" Why are the nations wealthiest businesses and individuals receiving benefits that ordinary Papua New Guineans can only dr...

13:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The post Daily sudoku appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

13:30

Saudis Threaten Trump: You Want $400 Oil? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Saudis Threaten Trump: You Want $400 Oil? Video Ron Paul Liberty Report President Trumps threat of severe repercussions if the Saudis are found to have killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi were met with more threats from the Saudi side, including...

The post Saudis Threaten Trump: You Want $400 Oil? (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

13:28

IPCC Releases Climate Report First Thoughts "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


by Gaius Publius

I'm just delving into the new IPCC special report on the effects of limiting, or not limiting, global warming of 1.5C (full report here), and there are a number of bottom lines coming out of it, including this one, which we reported earlier: "IPCC Manipulating Climate Report Summary to Favor Wealthy Nations."

The reference to manipulation refers to the executive summary part of the report (titled "Summary for Policymakers"), which national representatives are allowed to edit line by line. The rest of the report is written by climate scientists, but written by consensus, which causes it to "lean conservative" in its prognostication and prescriptions.

On that last point, Climate Central wrote in 2012:
Across two decades and thousands of pages of reports, the world's most authoritative voice on climate science has consistently understated the rate and intensity of climate change and the danger those impacts represent, say a growing number of studies on the topic.

This conservative bias, say some scientists, could have significant political implications, as reports from the group the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change influence policy and planning decisions worldwide, from national governments down to local town councils. ...

A comparison of past IPCC predictions against 22 years of weather data and the latest climate science find that the IPCC has consistently underplayed the intensity of global warming in each of its four major reports released since 1990.

The drastic decline of summer Arctic sea ice is one recent example: In the 2007 report [here], the IPCC concluded the Arctic would not lose its summer ice before 2070 at the earliest. But the ice pack has shrunk far faster than any scenario scientists felt policymakers should consider; now researchers say the region could see nearly ice-free summers within 20 years.
Sea ice predictions that are way off the mark are just the first...

13:27

30 Athletes Whose Salaries Will Knock You Off Your Feet "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: True Activist

Professional athletes get paid insane amounts of money, and all while doing the one thing they love the most. From boxers to MMA fighters, tennis to soccer players, and F1 racecar drivers, these guys have gone on to earn loads of money.

Take a look at 30 of the highest paid athletes from all around the world.

13:25

(Video) One Conversation -- Fraudulent Acts and Vaccinations "IndyWatch Feed World"



(for those that don't have time to watch a 3 hour video.,.,please at least watch the last hour or 20 minutes of this to get the jest of the reality of whats happened now in the vaccine courts and the fraudulent acts of the HHS and the CDC and Merck et et et we have the chance to HELP NOW ! with a few phone calls!!)

13:25

Discuss: Political Madness All the Time "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Lynna is your curator. How are you all holding up, America?

(Previous thread)

13:25

Quick Fix for Climate Change (The Art of Living in the Coming Age of Austerity) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

With the indisputable evidence of on-going phenomena of escalating severity and frequency of storms, droughts, fires, and floods, the world must suddenly wake up and pay full attention to the calamitous predictions in the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

13:20

Sir Mekere calls for inquiry into APEC scams "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Member for Moresby North-West, Sir Mekere Morauta has called for a full independent inquiry into government spending on APEC, the behavior of the APEC Authority including the letting of contracts, and the cost to the nation of holding the event.

Over the past few days, with the revelations about the importation of luxury Maserati cars by the APEC Authority, it has become clear that corruption surrounding APEC is out of control, he said.

We need to get to the bottom of it, and hold the guilty parties to account.

Sir Mekere said the first step should be for the Fraud Squad and the Ombudsman Commission to investigate the Prime Minister, the APEC Minister, and APEC Authority officials in relation to the major discrepancies in the Maserati purchase, and contradictory statements by all involved.

"In the meantime, APEC Minister Justin Tkatchenko and APEC Authority CEO Christopher Hawkins should stand down.


The Maserati purchase is a scandal, he said.

There is no other word for it.

"The most basic legal and financial procedures appear not to have been followed, and it looks to me as if there is a discrepancy of several million kina in the transaction.

"Why would the Government buy vehicles from Italy via Sri Lanka?

The Prime Minister must explain in detail the entire transaction, and he must account for every toea of the peoples money that has been spent.

"For example, he must publicly provide evidence that a competitive public tender was held for the purchase of the cars, as required by section 21 of the APEC Authority Act.

"Was the purchase approval given by NEC, as required by the Act?

He must cease the secret sale of the cars to PNC cronies and others in the private sector, and conduct a proper tender under Section 21.

"Mr Tkatchenko says the cars are selling like hot cakes to private buyers.

"What is the price? What are the terms and conditions? Who is buying them?

"And yet the Prime Minister says there will be a public auction for the vehicles after APEC.

"Whom are we to believe PM or Justin? 

"They are both trying to deflect all questions, and in the process are contradicting each other.

Did any part of the transaction go before the APEC Supply and Tenders Board?

"Did it go before the Indepen...

13:18

Daily Inspiration --- Freeing Science from Scientific Dogmatism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There's a conflict at the heart of science, between science as a method of inquiry, and the current beliefs of the Science Establishment. The scientific method is the testing of hypotheses, looking at the evidence with an open mind, subject to correction. This is what science ought to be. But for many professional scientists, science has become a belief system, a world-view, sometimes called "scientism". The mechanical view

13:16

To The Stars Academy $37 Million Deficit "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Take Off Your Pants and Jacket and bend over: If were fucked up, youre to blame Via: Ars Technica: The accompanying financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. The Company has incurred losses from operations []

13:13

Elizabeth Warren Shares DNA Test Showing She Has Native American Ancestry "IndyWatch Feed World"

Elizabeth Warren Shares DNA Test Showing She Has Native American Ancestry | 15 Oct 2018 | Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren published a DNA test on Monday that she says shows that her claims to Native American ancestry have a basis in fact. President Donald Trump has alleged that Warren, seen as a potential presidential competitor in 2020, used false claims about her heritage to advance her career as a lawyer...Warren shared a video and a website of testimonials from her colleagues at Harvard University and elsewhere saying her ancestry had no impact on her hiring. Dr. Carlos Bustamante, a professor of genetics at Stanford University, said an analysis of Warren's genome turned up evidence of Native American ancestry.

13:13

Bethlehem Mayor: Netanyahu Statement on Palestinian Christians is Another Attempt at Distorting the Reality of Occupation "IndyWatch Feed War"

IMEMC News & Agencies October 16, 2018 Mayor of Bethlehem, advocate Anton Salman said, in response to Sundays statements by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Bethlehem and the situation of Palestinian Christians, that such a statement is another Israeli attempt at distorting the reality of the Israeli occupation and particularly the effects that []

13:10

Russian Collusion, Khashoggi, Declassification and the Australian Connection "IndyWatch Feed National"

President Donald Trump is planning to declassify various documents and text messages related to the Russia investigation. So is there an FBI report concealing information that shows Trump never colluded with Russia?

And did Australia (Alexander Downer) and the UK participate in trying to disrupt the 2016 American election? (Around 2 to 7 minutes in the X22 Report.)

CNN has reported that the Saudis are going to admit that the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, was killed by mistake during an interrogation. In this interesting X22 Report, Dave also mentions a possible game changer: that Russia allegedly has the S-600-700 missile system that will disable any plane around the world.

...

13:10

SUNSETS, SUNRISES, SHAMROCK, SUMMER WINDS, & CHEMTRAILS "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

SUNSETS, SUNRISES, SHAMROCK, SUMMER WINDS, & CHEMTRAILS by Jim Quinn The Burning Platform 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...

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13:09

Reality Weighed Against Perceptions "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Reality Weighed Against Perceptions by Rory The Daily Coin This piece was inspired by The Burning Platform where the tweet and two images below were originally published. Some people seem to be struggling with reality in these modern times....

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13:07

6.4 earthquake, series of aftershocks strike off New Caledonia "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A powerful 6.4 earthquake followed by a series of aftershocks has struck off the coast of New Caledonia, a French territory made up of dozens of islands in the South Pacific, according to USGS. The quake was registered at a depth of 10 km some 162 km southeast if Tadine, about half an hour after a 6.3 earthquake struck the same region. No tsunami warning has been issued following the powerful jolts in the Pacific.

13:00

Warning To Trump, Unwise To Mess With The Central Bank (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Warning To Trump, Unwise To Mess With The Central Bank Video X22 Report Sears files for bankruptcy, CEO steps down. The retail problem is not going away it is going to get a lot worse. Retail sales declined, restaurants...

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13:00

Telit introduces new smaller IoT form factor module family "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Telit released the xE310 family of miniature IoT modules. With initial models planned in LTE-M, NB-IoT and European 2G, the new form factor will enable Telit to meet growing demand for modules for wearable medical devices, fitness trackers, industrial sensors, smart metering, and other applications. Telit will start shipping xE310 modules in Q4 this year. The xE310 family is one of the smallest LGA form factors available in the market with a flexible perimeter footprint More

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13:00

Disabled Army Veteran Rescues Flag Being Run Over By Cars "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via KXXV: Chris Ellenburg was driving home from work on FM 1237 Monday afternoon when something in the road caught his eye. I honestly could not believe it, Ellenburg said. I figured it was normal trash, but as soon as I saw the flag open up as it flipped over into my lane, I knew. []

13:00

Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This piece of Whaleoil wisdom was brought to you by the Whaleoil Store. Visit us now and find the perfect piece of Whaleoil swag for your collection.   The post Whaleoil wisdom appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

13:00

Hams see Dark Side Of The Moon Without Pink Floyd "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Ham radio operators bouncing signals off the moon have become old hat. But a ham radio transmitter on the Chinese Longjiang-2 satellite is orbiting the moon and has sent back pictures of the Earth and the dark side of the moon. The transceivers main purpose is to allow hams to downlink telemetry and relay messages via lunar orbit.

While the photo was received by the Dwingeloo radio telescope, reports are that other hams also picked up the signal. The entire affair has drawn in hams around the world. Some of the communications use a modulation scheme devised by [Joe Taylor, K1JT] who also happens to be a recipient of a Nobel prize for his work with pulsars. The Dwingeloo telescope has several ham radio operators including [PA3FXB] and [PE1CHQ].

You can find technical particulars about the satellite on its web page. There are also GNU Radio receivers and information about tracking. If you want to listen in, youll need some gear, but it looks very doable. The same page details several successful ham radio stations including those from [PY2SDR], [CD3NDC], [PY4ZBZ], [N6RFM], and many others. While the Dwingeloo telescope is a 25-meter dish, most of the stations have more conventional looking Yagi or helical antennas.

If your Mandarin is up to it, there is live telemetry on that page, too. You might have more luck with the pictures.

For working conventional satellites, you often need an agile antenna. We suspect the lunar orbiting satellite appears to move less, but youll have other problems with more noise and weak signals. Although hams have been bouncing signals off the moon for decades, theyve only recently started bouncing them off airplanes.

12:59

Home remedies for different types of skin rashes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Home remedies for different types of skin rashes

(Natural News) If your feet are itchy, you may be suffering from a foot rash caused by a fungal infection. A person with a fo...

12:57

Midterm 2018 MISSOURI: Claire McCaskill vs. Josh Hawley "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Missouri is called the Show Me State.

Well lets show a few things.

In 2018 Republican Attorney General, Josh Hawley, opposes sitting Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill, who wants a second term in the US Senate.

This Red State should be Red again soon.

President Donald J. Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warmly endorse Hawley.

McCaskill is a hard core Democrat who voted against Judge Kavanaugh.

This is a high profile race with national attention.

McCaskill is not well liked and her support is paper-thin.

She is a Trump-hater.

Josh Hawley is a folksy, do well local kid, who is becoming better known and people like what they see.

He is a member of the Federalist Society, a brilliant graduate of Yale Law School, clerked for the Supreme Court, and is what some on the right have dubbed future presidential timber.

This is high praise!

He would make a GREAT Senator for Missouri.

McCaskill is well known and is BAD for Missouri.

She has views on the Left on health care, jobs, the economy, taxes, and immigration.

She wants to get rid of ICE, wont secure the border or fund our military.

She is trying to BUY the election with out of state money from Hollywood and Wall Street.

She flies around on a private jet and rarely stands with the everyday good people of the great state of Missouri. She wont get her boots dirty.

She is a SWAMP creature.

Hawley will stand with Trump.

McCaskill certainly does not.

Trump won Missouri by 20 points.

Show HIM who you are FOR!

Make this viral in Missouri.

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12:55

Sir Mekere supports national stop-work "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Member for Moresby North-West, Sir Mekere Morauta, supports a call for a nation-wide strike in protest at continuing corruption by and within the ONeill Government.

Astonishing revelations in the last couple of days about the crooked contract to buy luxury Maserati cars for APEC, and then secretly sell them to private sector cronies, is the last straw, he said.

People are right to be disgusted by the information that is now coming to light, and they are fully entitled to express their opposition to this blatant fraud.

Sir Mekere also called for an independent inquiry into the Maserati fraud, concocted by the APEC Authority and the ONeill Government.

This latest episode in the ONeill Governments corruption, waste and mismanagement needs to be investigated and the facts put before all Papua New Guineans, he said.

He said Papua New Guineans, and politicians with a conscience, should join with respected MPs Bryan Kramer, Gary Juffa and Allan Bird to express their disgust by staying home from work on Thursday and Friday.

"It is not good enough for the Prime Minister, Mr Peter ONeill, and the APEC Minister, Mr Justin Tkatchenko, to make statements in social media that are clearly incorrect, contradictory and designed to mask the smell of corruption and wrong-doing.

The APEC Authority has broken its own laws with the purchase of the Maseratis and the Prime Ministers proposed sale of them.

The Prime Minister and Minister Tkatchenko have connived with the authority and are trying desperately to hide the truth.

But we are not fools.

 This is just another chapter in the monumental abuse of APEC contracts, which I and others have exposed.

"Look at all the over-priced and unnecessary roads and buildings constructed by PNC cronies to glorify the Prime Minister.

These projects, and the multi-million-kina Maserati scam, have proceeded at the expense of the health system, the education system, rural infrastructure, law and order, Government finances and the economy, and employment.

Why are we importing luxury cars for Mr ONeill and his wantoks to ride around in when children are dying of polio, tuberculosis and other preventable diseases?

There is no medicine in hospitals and clinics.

" Schools are closing all over the nation, and teachers are being robbed of their pay by this Government.

Sir Mekere said the ONeill Governments corruption, waste and mismanagement had brought international shame on Papua New Guinea.

"The whole world is looking on and asking why Mr ONeill, Mr Tkatchenko and others are spending this money when Papua New Guinea....

12:50

Latest Stock Sell-Off Renews Interest in Gold as Safe-Haven "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Latest Stock Sell-Off Renews Interest in Gold as Safe-Haven From Birch Gold Group This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest news involving precious metals and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold is up on safe-haven demand amid...

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12:47

Smart Home Surveillance: Governments Tell Googles Nest To Hand Over Data 300 Times "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Shocker. Via: Forbes: Anyone pumped for this weeks launch of Googles Home Hub might want to temper their excitement. A smart home is a surveilled home. Thats been the concern of privacy activists since citizens started lighting up their abodes with so-called smart tech in recent years. Take Googles current smart home division, Nest Labs. []

12:44

Are Black Holes Actually Dark Energy Stars? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

George Chapline believes that the Event Horizon Telescope will offer evidence that black holes are really dark energy stars. NASAWhat

12:43

Repetition Builds Vocabulary Memory "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Memory and building a larger vocabulary are dependant on exercising the brain. The United States Department of Education explains there is a correlation between learning new words is easier through repetition. Even though the brain is not technically a muscle, it benefits from regular exercise. Turning a short-term memory into long-term requires repeated exposure to []

12:36

Peter Schiff: "The Next Economic Crash Will Be 'Far More Painful' Than The 2008 Recession" "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Peter Schiff: "The Next Economic Crash Will Be
 'Far More Painful' Than The 2008 Recession"
by Tyler Durden

"Euro Pacific Capital CEO Peter Schiff is sounding the alarm after last weeks market selloff, saying Wall Street and the U.S. economy are on the verge of a recession. I think as Americans lose their jobs, they are going to see the cost of living going up rather dramatically, and so this is going to make it particularly painful, Schiff said. This is a bubble not just in the stock market, but the entire economy, he told Fox News Business. Schiff is predicting a recession, accompanied by rising consumer prices, that will be far more painful than the 2007-2009 Great Recession.

As SHTFplan.com's Mac Slavo notes, President Donald Trump blamed the recent stock market woes on the Federal Reserve and the rising of interest rates. I think the Fed is making a mistake. Theyre so tight. I think the Fed has gone crazy, Trump told reporters on his way to a rally in Pennsylvania on Wednesday. Trump said that the United States central bank is solely responsible for the worst stock market selloff since February, saying the Fede.........

12:31

Red Guards Of Austin Place Severed Pig Heads in Front of Campaign Offices "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Crazy Communists. Via PJ Media: Maoist revolutionaries across the country are demanding violent revolts on Election Day to protest what they call a bourgeois farce, according to their recent posts on social media. As Far Left Watch reports, the Red Guards of Austin escalated its war against imperialism last week by placing severed pig heads []

12:30

Therap announces enhanced secure communication tool "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Therap announces an improved and user-friendly interface for its HIPAA-compliant secure messaging module. User experience is enhanced through a simple and intuitive design. The new design maintains the functionality of the module while streamlining the communication process, reducing the steps needed to complete the task. The secure communications (SComm) module facilitates the exchange of information among users in an agency or across different agencies, in a secure, HIPAA compliant way. SComm messages help improve communication More

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12:30

An ex-parrot, pining for the salt flats "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Environmentalists invariably adopt a pose of untouchable moral purity, while at the same time casting their opponents as evil, planet-destroying villains; but the truth is that environmentalists are just as hungry for those sweet, sweet dollars as any Daddy Oilbucks. Leading environmental campaigners charge megabucks just to prattle their green nostrums at gullible students. Green [] The post An ex-parrot, pining for the salt flats appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:29

Chinese Prospects Amid US Trade Wars "IndyWatch Feed War"

Chinese President Xi Jinping, July 7, 2017 (The Kremlin/CC BY 4.0)

12:28

Reader: No One Owns Disclosure "IndyWatch Feed World"

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | By Jason Rice

Many people do not know who I am so let me share a few words of introduction. My name is Jason Rice and I recently came into public awareness on the Gaia series, COSMIC DISCLOSURE. This is the platform that I chose to go public for the first time about my experiences in MILAB and SSP programs. At risk to my personal safety and my professional life working as a multi-discipline Civil and Electrical Engineer for over 21-years, I decided in 2017 to go public because I feel it is time to disclose my involvement in ongoing unacknowledged special access programs with the explicit hope of contributing valuable information to the Disclosure effort.

When deciding upon going public with my experiences, I was fully aware of the potential ramifications from various government and non-government agencies involved with the SSP. The agencies typical whistleblower discredit playbook includes the usual media manipulation, civil legal actions, slander, ridicule, and even perhaps, threats as a result of my coming forward. I did not, however, imagine that another SSP veteran would fulfill the role of bullying, ridicule, civil legal action and manipulation of the alternative media to further a narrative, agenda and/or opinion.

At 10:46 a.m. (PST) On October 3, 2018 I was served with a legal letter from the attorney of James Corey Goode mere hours before my interview with Jimmy Church on Fade to Black. A copy of the letter is included with this article. The main goal of coming forward with my experiences is about contributing to the goal of full disclosure. There are many voices out there who have spoken about the SSP and other classified programs that date back to the late 1980s. Many more are in a position to come out but are cautious because of the ridicule and overtly aggressive behaviors from within the truth seeker community, not to mention the very real threats from and targeting by SSP involved government and non-government agencies alike.

Whistleblowers and Insiders have a tremendous amount of information to contribute. The SSP-puzzle has many pieces and many compartmentalized parts. I do not pretend to know all the thousands of people that have been/are involved. This secrecy within the SSP is deliberate in order to specifically restrict knowledge in the event of leaks and/or whistleblower testimony. There are many factions with assets, people, interests and agendas in the SSP. The best thing we can do to further the disclosure movement is to encourage those who are...

12:27

Leaked docs outline Ecuador demands for restoring Assange internet access: Stop talking politics, pay own bills & look after cat "IndyWatch Feed World"

WikiLeaks supporters were thrilled to hear that Ecuador would restore Julian Assange's internet connection. But his hosts - who have in some ways become his jailers - imposed a long list of restrictions on his behavior. While stating that he is allowed to exercise his "right of communication and freedom of expression," a nine-page document already leaked online forbids the journalist from engaging in political activity or doing anything to interfere in the affairs of other states. The document expressly states that Ecuador cannot be held liable for the content of Assange's communications, but nevertheless prohibits him from engaging in activities that might damage the relationship between Ecuador and other states. Assange's communications were cut seven months ago, after he criticized Spanish authorities' treatment of voters during the Catalan independence referendum.

12:26

GOP Vermont House Candidate Says She Received Letter Threatening Her With Rape, Murder "IndyWatch Feed World"

GOP Vermont House Candidate Says She Received Letter Threatening Her With Rape, Murder | 15 Oct 2018 | Deserae Morin, a GOP candidate for Vermont's House of Representatives, claimed to have received a letter that threatened her with rape and murder, an experience that she said was a first for her. Morin shared a photo of the letter, which was composed of letters that were cut out of various printed materials, and called the letter a "threat to all Vermont Republicans." The letter began by calling Morin a derogatory name for women and the statement, "we are hunting you." "My comrades will kill you and the Constitution," the letter continued. "First, we will rape you for days. You will scream and know that agonizing horror." The letter added that Republicans don't have equal rights and stated, "Socialism is here." "Open season for Republican death in Vermont," the letter concluded. "Fear our revolution."

12:20

Exclusive: WhoWhatWhy Finds Voting Machines Unguarded "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Election security experts are deeply concerned about vulnerabilities in Georgias election infrastructure, so you would think that the authorities would do everything in their power to ensure that hackers cannot get their hands on one of the states voting machines.

But you would be wrong.

WhoWhatWhys team on the ground discovered that several voting machines were left completely unguarded in an unlocked room at a polling place in Fulton County on the day before early voting started.

What made matters even worse, anybody walking by this public place could see the machines from the outside. This stunning lack of security measures would have made it easy for any hacker to slip into the room undetected for the few minutes it takes to hack one of these machines.

Related: How Easy-to-Hack Voting Machines Endanger Democracy

Check out the shocking video below to see for yourself how completely unguarded the devices were and keep in mind that Georgia uses voting machines with no paper trail, which means that any tampering would likely go undetected.

Footage shot by Jordan Wilkie, Micah Eisen, and edited by WhoWhatWhy videographer Kate Walker.


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12:19

BATR: The Frankenstein Culture became the Xanadu Society "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Frankenstein Culture became the Xanadu Society

When Mary Shelley penned her quid essential monster two hundred years ago, the Villa Diodati on the shore of Lake Geneva was transformed from an idyllic estate into a shine of human hubris run amok. The architect of weird science, Victor Frankenstein, sought to replace the creator and bring to life a wretch of demented design. While the creature originates as a blank slate and learns from his fabricator, the internal conflict in both rests upon an uneasy struggle dealing with the isolation of being part of a functioning social network.

Shelley was a youthful eighteen when her timeless theme was published and the culture of that era was far more in keeping with traditional western civilization. Some critics argue that her account was more science fiction than a novel but few can ignore that it was written from a woman's perspective.

Adopting a feminist society was well over a century in the future before the felicity illusion really took hold. When those everlasting words Its alive! Its alive!! Its alive!!! ; spoken by Frankenstein the reality is that the monster was the prototype, foretelling the popular culture as an abortion cult of sirens singing from the same lyrics.

Such demon possessed women's liberation movement 'true believers' delude themselves into presuming that a Xanadu is achieved in a sisterhood society. The Frankenstein 'mad scientists' have become the vanguard of Democrat politicians with such familiar names as Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters along with relatively new comers as Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren and Mazie Hirono.

These fiends produce the eventual outcome of a culture gone unhinged. While Mary Shelley is not the cause of such downright idiocy, she is a soothsayer of what the planet would become when the population becomes preoccupied with carnal pleasure when reality of the modern age revolves around the pronounced display of an evil culture.

The secondary name for the Frankenstein tale is The Modern Prometheus. In the account, Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus the following assessment is presented.

"Mary Shelley's novel unifies all strands of the myth in a com...

12:16

Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

South African BLF Party: White Existence Is A CrimeWe Say Land Or Death Remember folks: white people are not being targeted in South Africa and President Trump and others who suggest otherwise are conspiracy theorists!  From Daniel Friedman, Citizen.co.za, White existence is a crime, says BLF spokesperson: The BLF spokesperson has posted views reflecting his partys []

12:08

RED STATE BLUES: OKeefe Strikes in Missouri McCaskill and Clan Exposed as Fakes and Frauds in Guns, Lies and Videotape "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

James OKeefe strikes again!

Project Veritas has been focusing on the midterms by targeting Democrat candidates with its new series dubbed Secrets and Lies.

On Monday evening, Project Veritas released an undercover video of endangered Missouri Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill admitting to being deceptive about her stance on firearms and immigration policies.

McCaskill is a red-state Democrat Senator so she has to appear pro 2nd Amendment to her constituents because Missourians love their guns.

Claire McCaskills staffers were also caught on video saying she puts on a moderate front to get the Republican votes.

Senator McCaskills staffers admit she is pro-DACA, pro-DREAMERS and against the border wall even though she runs ads to the contrary claiming she is strong on border security.

Via Project Veritas:

Senator McCaskill Talks Gun Bans on Tape

Senator McCaskill revealed her intention to vote on various gun control measures in undercover footage:

MCCASKILL: Well if we elect enough Democrats well get some gun safety stuff done. They wont let us vote on it, weve got 60 votes for a number of measures that would help with gun safety, but McConnell wont let em come to the floor.

JOURNALIST: Like bump stocks, ARs and high capacity mags?

MCCASKILL: Universal background checks, all of that But if we have the kind of year I think we might have I think we could actually be in a position to get votes on this stuff on the floor and wed get 60 [votes]

JOURNALIST: So you would be on board with the bump stocks and high capacity mags.

MCCASKILL: Of course! Of course!

Despite her strong views on gun control, Senator McCaskill does not tend to promote them on the campaign trail or on her website. Rob Mills, who works on Senator McCaskills campaign, says that is because she has a bunch of Republican voters.

Another individual who works on Senator McCaskill campaign, Carson Pope, adds that a semi-automatic rifle ban is more so what she would support.

Nicolas Starost, another individual who works on Senator McCaskills campaign, explains how President Obama wont campaign for Senator McCaskill in Missouri despite their similar views on politics. Starost says this is because Senator McCask...

12:04

Kpiti and Levin Police want help after driver flees "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Levin and Kapiti Police are appealing for information following a fleeing driver incident that went from Otaihanga to Otaki just []

12:04

HOW ELIZABETH WARREN COULD TURN THE "POCAHONTAS" ATTACK BACK ON TRUMP "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This is big news for 2020:

Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test that provides strong evidence" she had a Native American in her family tree dating back 6 to 10 generations....

The analysis of Warrens DNA was done by Carlos D. Bustamante, a Stanford University professor and expert in the field who won a 2010 MacArthur fellowship, also known as a genius grant, for his work on tracking population migration via DNA analysis....

Bustamante calculated that Warrens pure Native American ancestor appears in her family tree in the range of 6-10 generations ago. That timing fits Warrens family lore, passed down during her Oklahoma upbringing, that her great-great-great-grandmother, O.C. Sarah Smith, was at least partially Native American.
This follows a September Boston Globe report that found no evidence of "affirmative action" hiring based on assertions of Native American ancestry in Warren's academic career.

I understand this response:



Yes, it is humiliating -- but Obama went on to win reelection in 2012 after releasing his long-form birth certificate. It was worth doing.

Trump wasn't the first to attack Warren on this question -- Scott Brown did it when Warren ran against him in 2012, and Brown campaign operatives did "Indian war whoops" and "tomahawk chops" at a Brown rally that year.



Right-wing commentators called Warren Fauxcahontas, Lieawatha, and Sacaja-whiner during that race. A Mumbai-born right-wing troll named Shiva Ayyardurai is running against...

12:03

Thousands in Gaza Mourn 7 Killed in Border Protests "IndyWatch Feed World"

Palestine (Tasnim)  Thousands of Palestinians attended funerals Saturday for seven young men shot dead a day earlier by Israeli troops during fresh demonstrations along the Gaza border, a report said.

Mourners on Saturday chanted slogans condemning Israel for shooting civilians and called on the international community to deliver justice, AFP reported.

The Israeli army said five Palestinians had been killed during the protests Friday after they broke through the heavily-guarded border fence and attacked an army post.

The enclaves health ministry said seven Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire.

On Saturday, the ministry named the victims as: Ahmed al-Taweel, 27, Mohammad Ismail, 29, Ahmad Abu Naim, 17, Abdullah Daghma, 25, Afifi Atta Afifi, 18, Tamer Abu Armaneh, 25 and Mohammad Abbas, 21.

At least 205 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in Gaza since protests began on March 30.

The majority were killed during border demonstrations, though others have died in airstrikes and tank shelling.

The protesters are demanding to be allowed to return to land now occupied by Israel, from which their families fled or were expelled from during the 1948 war surrounding the creation of the regime.

They are also calling for Israel to end its crippling blockade of the strip.

This report prepared by Tasnim News Agency

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12:03

Australian Jews Condemn Morrisons Plan To Move Our Embassy To Jerusalem "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian rights group Jews Against The Occupation has strongly condemned yesterdays announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison that Australia would consider moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The announcement was made as Morrison tours the electorate of Wentworth, which heads to a by-election on Saturday following the resignation of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Wentworth is a wealthy electorate, and also has a high proportion of Jews around 13 percent of the electors.

The highly provocative move would align Australia with the United States, which moved its Embassy in May, but put us out of step with the rest of the world the international convention has been to locate embassies in Tel Aviv, a recognition of the contested status of Jerusalem between Israel and Palestine.

In a written statement, Vivienne Porzsolt from Jews Against the Occupation a Jewish-based Pro-Palestinian organisation based in Sydney said Morrisons move was an insult to the Jewish community of Wentworth, and predicted the stunt would fail.

Jews against the Occupation absolutely condemns the Prime Ministers raising the possibility of moving the Australian Embassy to Jerusalem, Ms Porzsolt said.

This is a provocative move which reveals complete disregard for international law and for efforts to achieve justice for Palestinians and a peaceful resolution of the conflict for both Israelis and Palestinians.

In the last-minute dash for the imminent Wentworth by-election, it is a blatant appeal to the so-called Jewish vote.

This is an insult to the Jewish community which encompasses a much broader range of views than is reflected in the pronouncements of the Jewish leadership in lockstep with the State of Israel.

Such transparent electioneering is an abuse of policy-making processes. It should persuade the voters of Wentworth to support any other candidate to send a message of No Confidence to the current government.

Currently, only the United States and Guatemala house their embassies in Jerusalem, recognition of the fact that when Israel was established in 1948, the United Nations resolved Jerusalem would be given the status of special international city, with future plans for it to be jointly controlled by Israel and Palestine given its importance to Islam, Christianity and the Jewish people.

A succession of wars between Israel and its neighbours has delayed the foundation of the Palestinian state, and East Jerusalem (Palestinian land) has been occupied by Israel since the 1967 Six War Day.

Under international law, it is illegal for an occupying power to move their own citizens into occupied territory. Israel has already established more than...

12:02

Ryan Dawson and Gilad Atzmon on Palestine and the rest of Us "IndyWatch Feed War"

October 15, 2018  /  Gilad Atzmon In this extended discussion Ryan Dawson and yours truly delve into the Jerusalemisation of our universe. We identify that which sustains tyranny of correctness, the Zionification of our politics and even the elements that control the opposition and suppress a prospect of a better future.

12:02

American Media Seeks to Poison US-Russian Cooperation in Space "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

October 16, 2018 (Gunnar Ulson - NEO) - After a string of suspicious incidents involving Russia's venerable Soyuz rocket system, several prominent American newspapers have attempted to poison the last remaining area of significant cooperation between Russia and the United States.


This includes the Washington Post which has placed itself at the center of Washington and Wall Street's anti-Russian campaign. Its article, "Astronauts make harrowing escape, but Russian rocket failure roils NASA," would claim:
A Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned two minutes after liftoff Thursday on a mission to the International Space Station, triggering an automatic abort command that forced the two-member crew an American and a Russian to make a harrowing parachute landing in their capsule, 200 miles from the launch site in the steppes of Kazakhstan.
The Post would further state:
Thursdays launch failure came at a dicey moment in the U.S.-Russia space partnership. The two nations have been congenial 250 miles above the Earths surface even when events on the ground, such as the Russian annexation of Crimea or the interference of Russia in the 2016 election, have stoked tensions. 

But the United States and Russia have been at odds over the cause of a small hole discovered in August on the Soyuz module Soyuz MS-09 currently docked at the space station. Moscow says the hole, now repaired, was the result of deliberate drilling and has suggested sabotage, while the U.S. space agency said this week that investigators will determine the cause.
For NASA itself, it has expressed full confidence in the Russian space program and indicated no desire whatsoever to end its cooperation with its Russian counterparts.

The Guardian in its article, "'We wi...

12:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Click on image to view the whole continent and relevant data These cities are the hubs of Africas economic boom South Africa still boasts the main concentration of wealth in Africa, but no longer the only one. And this overview of Africas richest cities, based on The AfrAsia Bank Africa Wealth Report 2018, indicates where [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:00

Nucleus Cyber acquires Security Sheriff "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Nucleus Cyber acquired the Security Sheriff platform from Cyxtera Technologies and launched into the Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365 and file share space to advance the data security in on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments. Kurt A. Mueffelmann, former CEO of HiSoftware, the company that developed Security Sheriff, returns as CEO for Nucleus Cyber. New investment, leadership and domain expertise are expected to drive technology innovation that has already enabled dozens of Fortune 1000 customers to safeguard More

The post Nucleus Cyber acquires Security Sheriff appeared first on Help Net Security.

12:00

Leaked 49-page Memo Documents: George Soros is Behind Social Media Censorship "IndyWatch Feed World"

Media Matters founder David Brock [and the former boyfriend of James "PizzaGate" Alefantis] is pushing for the destruction of Donald Trump [as well as free speech and the freedom of the Internet] at Soros behest.

by Alex Christoforou

A new leaked memo obtained by The Free Beacon documents how George Soros funded groups plotted with Google, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms to eliminate conservative right wing propaganda.

The recent wave of censorship of conservative voices on the internet by tech giants Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Apple mirrors a plan concocted by a coalition of George Soros-funded, progressive groups to take back power in Washington from President Trumps administration.


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12:00

World's largest rice gene bank secures funding to fight climate change "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A key aim is developing varieties that are more resistant to high temperatures, as well as worsening droughts and floods.

11:59

HP Footnote Leads Intel to Confirm Support for 128 GB of DRAM for 9th-Generation Processors "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Following HP's announcement of new ZBook mobile workstations, Intel has confirmed that the memory controller in 9th generation Intel Core processors will support up to 128 GB of DRAM. AMD's memory controller should also support 128 GB of DRAM:

Normally mainstream processors only support 64GB, by virtue of two memory channels, two DIMMs per memory channel (2DPC), and the maximum size of a standard consumer UDIMM being 16GB of DDR4, meaning 4x16GB = 64GB. However the launch of two different technologies, both double height double capacity 32GB DDR4 modules from Zadak and G.Skill, as well as new 16Gb DDR4 chips coming from Samsung, means that technically in a consumer system with four memory slots, up to 128GB might be possible.

With AMD, the company has previously stated that its memory controller can support future memory that comes to market (with qualification), however Intel has been steadfast in limiting its memory support on its chips specifically within the specification. HP is now pre-empting the change it its latest launch with the following footnote:

1. 128GB memory planned to be available in December 2018

This has forced Intel into a statement, which reads as the following:

The new 9th Gen Intel Core processors memory controller is capable of supporting DDR4 16Gb die density DIMMs which will allow the processors to support a total system memory capacity of up to 128GB when populating both motherboard memory channels with 2 DIMMs per Channel (2DPC) using these DIMMs. As DDR4 16Gb die density DIMMs have only recently become available, we are now validating them, targeting an update in a few months' time.

Here's an example of double height, double capacity 32 GB memory modules from G.Skill, which uses 8 Gb DRAM chips.

These are the Samsung 32 GB SO-DIMM DDR4 modules for laptops mentioned in the article. They are of a normal size but use Samsung's latest 16 Gb chips instead of 8 Gb.


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11:55

Mesa Vulkan Drivers Move Ahead With PCI Bus Info, Calibrated Timestamps "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With this weekend's release of Vulkan 1.1.88 stealing the show was the Vulkan transform feedback capability to allow projects like DXVK to support Direct3D's Stream Output functionality. But besides VK_EXT_transform_feedback, there are other extensions also being worked on for Mesa ANV / RADV Vulkan driver coverage...

11:45

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Firearms Regulations. Public Safety, Ignorance, or... "IndyWatch Feed National"

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Firearms Regulations. Public Safety, Ignorance, or...: Firearms License Categories NSW Australia. Take a look at the various guns in these categories. Why are muzzle-loaders placed on a B...

11:45

Creepy Porn Lawyer Avenatti Responds to Judges Decision to Toss Stormy Danielss Lawsuit Against Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Porn star Stormy Daniels AKA Stephanie Clifford

A federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels defamation suit against President Trump on Monday.

Stormy filed a defamation suit against President Trump after he mocked her over a sketch of the man who allegedly threatened herthe man in the sketch looked eerily like her ex-husband.

The U.S. District Judge dismissed the case on grounds Trumps tweet was rhetorical hyperbole, not defamatory as Stormy Daniels alleged.

The federal judge also ordered Stormy to pay Trumps legal fees!

Right on cue Stormy Danielss creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti weighed in on the decision tonight.

Avenatti spewed some nonsensical threat to President Trump.

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11:42

11:38

Guilty by Association: Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself. "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

No one person could possibly expect to know the full truth about such a complex history, so near to its time. But I know what I know, saw what I saw, and heard what I heard. Now its time to set the record straight, at least about what transpired between some of the key players []

11:38

US-China trade war creating uncertainty in forestry sector, says Papua New Guinea Forest Industry Association "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The forestry sector is keeping a close eye on the US-China trade war, which has created uncertainty in the market, according to Bob Tate, Executive Director of the Papua New Guinea Forestry Industry Association. He told Business Advantage PNG that China remains PNGs dominant export market.

Bob Tate claims the timber processing sector is in decline. Credit: Cloudy Bay Sustainable Forestry

With 88 per cent of Papua New Guineas timber exports sold into China for processing and on-selling into the US, the sector is keeping a close eye on the US-China trade war, says PNG Forestry Industry Association Director, Bob Tate.

Of PNGs total timber exports of 3,260,501 cubic metres in 2017, 2,869,240 cubic metres went to China.

Over the last year, he says, volumes rose slightly and prices are averaging out at around the high $US90 per cubic metre.

So far, those trade wars have not directly affected forestry nor forest products, he told Business Advantage PNG.

But theyve created a high degree of uncertainty and caution in forest products markets.

The US, Russia, Canada and New Zealand are the four biggest exporters of logs into China.

It has been talked about that the US in particular would impose tariffs on Chinese imported manufactured wooden products. Of course, that tends to disregard or ignore the fact that the US is significant exporter itself of forest products, particularly logs, to China.

Exporters

The Forest Industries Associations Bob Tate

Tate says the US, Russia, Canada and New Zealand are the four biggest exporters of logs into China.

Much of those imports are remanufactured into finished products and shipped from China back to the US to Home Depot and similarly large chains.

I think it has more to do with US domestic employment and s...

11:37

GOP Senate Candidate Bob Hugin Goes There: Hits Bob Menendez With Underage Prostitute Charge "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Savage. Via Daily Caller: New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez is being called out as a hypocrite in an ad released by his Republican opponent Bob Hugin for believing Justice Brett Kavanaughs sexual assault accuser even though Menendez faced allegations of sexual relations with minors. The ad comes as Menendez was one of the first []

11:32

Arachnophobia is irrational "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

You are allowed to have irrational fears, and its fine if you have a personal aversion. What is not fine is when you use that irrational fear as an excuse to disrupt other peoples lives, as has happened lately with ten schools in England closed for three weeks because headteachers were afraid of a spider infestation.

Hundreds more children have been told to stay at home after the presence of false widow spiders has closed a tenth school.

Thousands of families have now been affected by closures across east and north London since last week after infestations of the venomous were discovered on school sites.

Parents have spoken out against the disruption caused by schools deciding to close their doors for up to three weeks on the discovery of the spiders, calling it over the top and ridiculous.

John F Kennedy Special School became the latest school in Newham to close due to spiders on Friday. Campuses in nearby Stratford and Beckton have also been closed for the foreseeable future.

These spiders are close relatives of the ones Im working with apparently, theyre finding Steatoda grossa in the schools (Ive got Steatoda triangulosa and Parasteatoda tepidariorum). They can bite, and cause an unpleasant blistering and rash, but you have to really torment the little beasties before they can do any harm. OK, I can imagine schoolkids doing exactly that, but the problem isnt the spiders, its the malicious little thugs in your classroom.

But heres the thing: you cant get rid of them. Theyre everywhere. They tend to hide in out of the way corners, so you probably dont see them very often, but really, they are ubiquitous. Lately Ive been searching for them and have become fine-tuned to spotting them, and theyre everywhere: theyre in your homes, your attics, your garages; they are lurking under your bed and other furniture, theyre quietly making cobwebs in the corners of your window frames, theyve filled up your crawlspaces and the spaces within your walls. If theyre in the schools, they are in the students homes. They love those nice shadowy spaces in all human constructions were in a long-term commensal relationship with these spiders. Theyre not picking on schools selectively.

Im sorry, but if youre going to shut down schools over this routine and mostly harmless occupation by a few small organisms, youre just going to have to shut down all of England. And Europe. And Asia. And the Americas. The spiders havent figured out how to live in Antarctica yet, so I guess were all going to ha...

11:31

Cherokee Nation Blasts Elizabeth Warren For DNA Stunt: Inappropriate And Wrong "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

'Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. . . Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.'

11:30

Selling the dream "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Lets compare a couple of companies: Company A made and sold about 1.3 million cars and 5.3 million motorcycles last quarter. Company B made and sold about 83,000 cars last quarter. Company A has $US 18 billion in cash in the bank.  Company B has $US 10 billion of debt. Company A earned over $US 9 billion last year. Company B [] The post Selling the dream appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:30

Woody Guthrie Hard Travelin "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Guthrie chronicled the Depression in an immediate way, just listen an you understand the issue

11:30

The truth about earthquake effects on Fukushimas nuclear reactors "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The status of Station Blackout is a serious one.

it will be many years before the Japanese people know exactly what happened at Fukushima Daiichi on 11 March 2011. One of the key mysteries was role, if any, the magnitude 9 earthquake played in damaging the plants reactor cooling systems. Until lethal levels of radiation inside the reactors fall and workers can carry out comprehensive investigations, the truth about the tremors impact will remain a subject of conjecture and contention

Mr. Takamatsu states with expert authority that the pipes of cooling system ware not designed for the 50 second vibration of the magnitude quake. Barry Brook, kangaroo expert, disagrees and tells the world the quake caused no damage at Fukushima. Yet Mr. Brook must surely know the earthquake caused grid blackout. For reactors are all shut down by earthquakes. A solar plant would have kept generating until the last panel shattered. No one would have been evacuated from such a solar plant.

I submit that Prof. Barry Brooks description of the effects of earthquake upon the Fukushima Diiachi on 11 March 2011 is totally ignorant of the facts as presented by many qualified experts and fly in the face of the independent commission set up by the Japanese Parliament (Diet). It is confirmed that expert investigators concern aspects of TEPCOs explanations regarding the quake are irrational.

Thus any narrative based upon the nuclear industry view, in line with TEPCOs may fairly be sai...

11:29

The United States Is More Socialist Than You Know "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Compared to other wealthy countries, large sectors of the US economy are more socialized than is realized. From energy to water to transportation, land and more, and from cities and states to the nation, there is public ownership and control. The neo-liberal era of privatization is winding down. This has particularly accelerated following the 2008 financial crash. We speak with Thomas Hanna, author of "Our Common Wealth: The Return of Public Ownership in the United States," about reclaiming public goods and how to prepare for the next financial crash. Plus, we put the current news in the context of the bigger picture.

11:24

Womens March on the Pentagon "IndyWatch Feed War"

In response to the continuing march of military aggression by the USA and to put an antiwar agenda back on the table of activists, we are calling for a Womens (and allies) March on the Pentagon on the 51st anniversary of the 1967 big antiwar event in DC and subsequent march on the Pentagon that had 50,000 people!

Sunday October 21, 2018 at 11am 4pm 

Meet at The Pentagon City Station

1250 S Hayes St Arlington, VA

OUR DEMANDS ARE SIMPLE: 

The complete end to the wars abroad

Closure of foreign bases

Dramatically slash the Pentagon budget to fund healthy social programs here at home

The nuclear clock is at two minutes to midnight, and with the threat of nuclear annihilation becoming an incomprehensible reality, WE MUST MARCH FOR PEACE AND AGAINST THE WAR MACHINE. Learn more and get involved at MarchonPentagon.com 

We will assemble outside on street level at the Pentagon City Station at 11am which is in the 1200 block of South Hayes Street, in Arlington County, VA. At 12:00 p.m we will march on the Pentagon and there will be a rally with speakers and music.

11:16

TSA Announces biometrics vision for all commercial aviation travelers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Activist Post Editors Note: As weve been covering for some time, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has a mandate thats been 15 years...

11:10

Welcome To The Smart Home Government Snitch Program "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Nicholas West The very nature of the 1st, 4th and 5th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution appears to be at stake as the data...

11:09

Opinion: A free trade zone in Papua New Guinea could create investment, revenues and jobs "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Papua New Guinea could attract significant investments and derive large revenues from a free trade zone, according to Tony Restall, President of the consultancy Development Services International. He says the necessary legislation is already in place.

Free trade zone advocate Tony Restall

A free trade zone (FTZ) is a geographic area where goods are generally not subject to customs duty and other incentives may be offered such as lower taxation.

The free zone history of PNG goes back to the year 2000 when the Free Zone Act was released through Parliament in its efforts to stimulate a secondary economic revenue stream.

The Act itself was no easy process to present to Government; nevertheless it was eventually released.

Although not a perfect document, if the supporting rules and regulations are activated it would enable the Free Trade Zone to become an effective investment tool attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country.

Dubai

Dubais FTZ has no personal or corporate income tax and allows 100 per cent business ownership and capital repatriation.

In the late 1970s the then ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid al Maktoum, was concerned about the short-lived wealth created by an oil-based economy.

He was worried what would happen to his people when the oil ran out.

Last year the value of free trade revenues through Dubai exceeded US$500 Billion.

He exploited an idea from neighbouring Sharjah (part of the United Arab Emirates) which was never implemented for fear of upsetting Abu Dhabi, the largest oil and gas producing Emirate and the largest contributor to the UAE Economy.

Dubai embarked on a two-pronged investment program. Many predicted it would end in failure.

The first step was the construction of the largest man-made port in the world: Jebel Ali, a 67 metre deep water port.

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11:07

Libs say they will protect Mornington Peninsula from overdevelopment "IndyWatch Feed National"

"Only the Liberal Party will protect the amenity and character of our neighbourhoods and rural hinterland," says Russell Joseph, Liberal Candidate for Nepean. We don't often publish statements from the major parties, but this is the first one we know of that looks at protecting the Mornington Peninsula. The Peninsula is an incredibly biodiverse part of South-Eastern Australia, hardly explored to date in terms of paleontology, rapidly losing its native fauna and flora. The undeniable fact that governments since Jeff Kennett have promoted destructive population growth here makes any policy to protect it extremely important. We will publish statements from any other political party that has a plan to protect the Mornington Peninsula from overpopulation.

"In 2014 the Liberal government introduced the Mornington Peninsula Localised Planning Statement to help protect our unique coastal, rural and conservation areas of the Mornington Peninsula townships and hinterland. However under Labor our General Residential Zone has been ruined and will now become a location for 3-storey apartment-style developments regardless of the established character of our neighbourhoods," he states.

Joseph describes the Andrews Labor government as having, without any consultation with local residents, communities or council, "replaced existing 9 metre height limits with an 11 metre limit and as of right approval for three storey development."

He adds his opinion that,

"Labors changes affect over 24,000 house lots across the Mornington Peninsula and this comes with further increases in traffic congestion and unsustainable pressure on an already stressed public transport system."

Joseph claims that a Liberal government will fix these planning changes and fund improved bus connections to the Mornington Peninsula, including service route changes and frequency improvements to both the 788 (Portsea) and 783 (Flinders) services. He says that a Liberal government will protect the Mornington Peninsula and reject the Labor-Greens solution to Melbournes chronic urban congestion by pushing the population down to us.

He concludes,

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11:05

Bridges responds "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Full video of Simon Bridges response to allegations of corruption from Jami-Lee Ross: [Starts at 29:56, unless you like watching reporters drink coffee] The post Bridges responds appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:03

Nearly 1 in 10 Mail Ballots Thrown Out in Georgia County "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Election officials in Gwinnett County, Georgia, have thrown out almost one in 10 of the vote-by-mail ballots cast. Officials cannot explain why, though they deny it was done out of malice. Citizens whose votes have been rejected can resubmit their ballots or vote in person, but advocates say that this puts an undue burden on voters.

Read more at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

11:00

RNZ Live News: Jami-Lee Ross News Conference "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Instead of the blogs normal comedy at this time we bring you this:

11:00

Food, Justice, Violence and Capitalism "IndyWatch Feed War"

Colin Todhunter In 2015, Indias internal intelligence agency wrote a report that depicted various campaigners and groups as working against the national interest. The report singled out environmental activists and NGOs that had been protesting against state-corporate policies. Those largely undemocratic and unconstitutional policies were endangering rivers, forests and local ecologies, destroying and oppressing marginalised communities, entrenching the corporatisation of agriculture and usurping land rights. These issues are not unique to India. Resistance against similar practices and injustices is happening across the world. And for their efforts, campaigners are being abused, incarcerated and murdered. Whether people are campaigning for the land rights of tribal communities in India or for the rights of peasant farmers in Latin America or are campaigning against the fracking industry in the UK or against pipelines in the US, there is a common thread: non-violent protest to help bring about a more just and environmentally sustainable world. What is ultimately fuelling the push towards the relentless plunder of land, peoples and the environment is a strident globalised capitalism, euphemistically termed globalisation,

11:00

The memo has gone out to blame Whitey "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The most racist people I know are the ones who think they are anti-racists. They are the ones fixated on identity politics and treating people not as individuals but as part of a collective. This week we have had a string of headlines alleging racism against Maori and two that promote racism against Pakeha. The [] The post The memo has gone out to blame Whitey appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:00

Trump Mocks Elizabeth Warren For Native American DNA Test Claim "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Classic. Trump is in Georgia and Florida to review damage from Hurricane Michael and see how relief operations are going.

11:00

BREAKING: Former Trump Campaign Official Carter Page Sues DNC and Perkins Coie Law Firm (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former Trump Campaign official Carter Page filed charges against the Democrat National Committee.

The Democrat National Committee lawyers met with the FBI on Russian allegations before the FISA surveillance warrant was issued to spy on Carter Page and Trump campaign officials.

A top lawyer working with DNC and Clinton campaign contacted FBIs general counsel late 2016 -provided documents for Russia probe as fed investigators prepared surveillance warrant Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Then the Obama FBI unleashed the power of the Deep State to spy on Page, fellow Trump officials, and the Trump administration.

Via Lou Dobbs Tonight:

Chuck Ross at The Daily Caller has more.

Former Trump campaign associate Carter Page filed a defamation lawsuit Monday against the Democratic National Committee and its law firm, which commissioned the infamous Steele dossier.

Page filed the suit in federal court in Oklahoma against the DNC, the law firm, Perkins Coie, and two of its partners, Marc Elias and Michael Sussmann.

Perkins Coie, which also represented the Hillary Clinton campaign, is the firm that hired Fusion GPS, the opposition researcher that investigated Donald Trumps links to Russia.

Elias was Perkins Coies main contact to Fusion GPS, which was founded by three former Wall Street Journal reporters.

As part of the $1 million project, Fusion GPS hired former British spy Christopher Steele to conduct the investigation. The result was a 35-page dossier full of allegations that the Kremlin is blackmailing Trump and...

11:00

Are "Ex"-Republicans Ever Really Ex-Republicans? (Spoiler: Yes, But Almost Never) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


If there was a Howie Klein Award for Political Truth-Telling and I got to award it, last week's would have gone to DailyKos diarist Tom Brock for his Saturday essay, Former Republican Chairs Local Dem Committee... What Could Go Wrong?!, nominated by my friend Fergie, the best source of Virginia political intelligence I know.

Here at DWT, we often discuss the DCCC's absolutely-positively favorite kind of Democratic candidate, "ex"-Republicans. They recruit them at every opportunity and then spend millions of dollars trying to get them into Congress while stiffing actual Democrats running. The quotation marks around "ex," indicates that though they may changed their party registration... for those of us who are looking for a little something more, well... they are not actual Democrats. The DCCC is not-- not ever-- looking for a little something more. The other day when I heard long-time Trump shyster attorney Michael Cohen had switched his voter registration from Republican to Democrat, my first thought was that Pelosi and Ben Ray Lujan would have him running for Peter King's seat on his native Long Island in 2020. Not just an "ex"-Republican but a celebrity with lots of wealthy friends... a DCCC wet dream.

Tom Brock is a member of the Virginia Beach Democratic Committee and he started with a perfect paragraph: "When we allow Republicans into local Democratic committee leadership, we end up with Republicans on the most effective voter outreach tool that we have. The  local Virginia Beach Democratic Chair has unilaterally included Republicans on the VBDC Ballot guide that is handed out at every polling location in the city. (Low information voters rely on these to make voting decisions.)"


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11:00

HPR2662: Repairing a motherboard "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Continued from hpr2549 :: DVD ripping using old hardware Acquired new user tower, replaced old tower with blown caps Dell Pentium 4 CPU 3.20GHz, 2Gb RAM sudo shred -n 5 -vz /dev/sdX -n, --iterations=N -v, --verbose show progress -z, --zero add a final overwrite with zeros to hide shredding Used same Slackware USB from old tower Used soldering iron from Amazon - Weller WLC100 40-Watt Soldering Station https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AS28UC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/VpRxvZLBy49PCo5DA

10:59

Angered By Saudi Plan to Purchase Russian S-400, Trump Admin Exploiting Khashoggi Disappearance to Force Saudis to Buy American "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The response of the Trump administration and many U.S. politicians to Khashoggis disappearance is largely being guided by the military-industrial complex in this case Lockheed Martin but masquerading as a response motivated by human rights. ISTANBUL  The disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi continues to strain relations between []

The post Angered By Saudi Plan to Purchase Russian S-400, Trump Admin Exploiting Khashoggi Disappearance to Force Saudis to Buy American appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.

10:58

Trump Helping Saudis Squirm Out of Intentional Killing of Khashoggi In Botched Interrogation "IndyWatch Feed War"

Saudi Arabia will reportedly admit to killing Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia is prepared to admit that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed during an interrogation that went wrong, according to reports on Monday.

The kingdom is readying a report that will say Khashoggis death happened during an interrogation before being removed from Turkey, CNN reported.

The report will conclude that the operation was carried out without clearance and that those involved will be held responsible, the network said, but cautioned that it could still change.

The Wall Street Journal also reported...

10:57

The Times Whitewashes Haley "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The decampment of Nikki Haley from Trumps military regime is, or ought to be, a nonstory. The United States ambassador to the United Nations is a ceremonial position that serves no purpose. The very idea of it is absurd. The US is a law unto itself, readily violating the UN Charter whenever the latters principles get in []

The post The Times Whitewashes Haley appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.

10:50

5 CHARTS THAT SHOW WHY GOLD BELONGS IN YOUR PORTFOLIO NOW "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

5 CHARTS THAT SHOW WHY GOLD BELONGS IN YOUR PORTFOLIO NOW by Frank Holmes Market Slant The annual In Gold We Trust report by Liechtenstein-based investment firm Incrementum is a must-read account of the gold market, and its just-released...

The post 5 CHARTS THAT SHOW WHY GOLD BELONGS IN YOUR PORTFOLIO NOW appeared first on The Daily Coin.

10:49

Paint Companies Will Still Have to Pay $400 Million to Clean Up Lead in California Homes "IndyWatch Feed World"

Today, the Supreme Court turned down an appeal from several paint companies who were ordered to pay at least $400 million to clean up the damage done from the lead once found in their product. In 2014, a California Superior Court judge ruled that decades ago, several paint manufacturers created a public nuisance by selling []

10:46

Hillicon Valley: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65 | Pentagon gets cyber wake-up call | Google pulls out of Saudi conference | Facebook takes steps against voter misinformation "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Welcome to Hillicon Valley, The Hill's newsletter detailing all you need to know about the tech and cyber news from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley.Welcome! Follow the cyber team, Olivia Beavers (@olivia_beavers) and Jacqueline Thomsen (@jacq_thomsen...

10:45

Stormy Daniels defamation against Trump dismissed - Trump awarded costs "IndyWatch Feed National"

JUST IN: A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought by Stormy Daniels against President Trump, rules Daniels is liable for the president's attorney's fees. pic.twitter.com/47cS2Mb5In Fox News (@FoxNews) October 15, 2018

10:44

Its OK to Whitewash "IndyWatch Feed National"

Indigenous people across the country deserve better than this staggering ineptitude and support for white Australia policies.

10:41

ISIS in the Caribbean "IndyWatch Feed War"

Full Measure, October 14, 2018: President Trump frequently says the US and its allies, have turned the tide in the battle against ISIS especially, in the Middle East. But theres another concern, much closer to home. In the last few Continue reading

10:40

No. 974: September Consumer and Producer Price Indices, Liquidity and Markets "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

(SGS Subscription required) As Some Acorns Begin to Fall, Beware the Dollar; Risks of Major Financial-Market Upheaval Are High Ongoing Federal Reserve Rate Hikes and Related Policies Have Continued to Tighten Systemic and Consumer Liquidity, Pummeling Retail Sales, and Near-Term Economic Prospects, and Threatening Financial-System Stability Hurricane-Triggered Boosts to Energy Prices in September 2017 Depressed Relative Year-to-Year Inflation Rates in September 2018; Annual Consumer Inflation Should be Pushing Three-Percent by December CPI-U Unadjusted Annual Inflation, Depressed by 2017 Hurricane Distortions, Softened to 2.28% in September 2018 versus 2.70% in August 2018 CPI-W Unadjusted Annual Inflation, Depressed by 2017 Hurricane Distortions, Softened to 2.33% in September 2018 versus 2.87% in August 2018 September Real Average Weekly Earnings Growth Remained Impaired 2019 Social Security COLA of 2.8% (Based on the CPI-W), Would Have Been 2.4% Using the C-CPI-U, Which Has Been Designed for That Purpose, But Not Yet Implemented FOMC-Targeted Core CPI Inflation, Little Affected by Year-Ago Hurricane Disruptions, Held at 2.17% Year-to-Year in September 2018 versus 2.20% in August 2018 Aggregate PPI Unadjusted Annual Inflation, Depressed by 2017 Hurricane Distortions, Softened to 2.64% in September 2018 versus 2.83% in August 2018

10:40

Peter Schiff: The Next Economic Crash Will Be Far More Painful Than The 2008 Recession "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Euro Pacific Capital CEO Peter Schiff is sounding the alarm after this weeks market selloff, saying Wall Street and the U.S. economy are on the verge of a recession.

I think as Americans lose their jobs, they are going to see the cost of living going up rather dramatically, and so this is going to make it particularly painful, Schiff said.

This is a bubble not just in the stock market, but the entire economyhe told Fox News Business.

Schiff is predicting a recession, accompanied by rising consumer prices, that will be far more painful than the 2007-2009 Great Recession.

As SHTFplan.coms Mac Slavo notes, President Donald Trump blamed the recent stock market woes on the Federal Reserve and the rising of interest rates.

I think the Fed is making a mistake. Theyre so tight. I think the Fed has gone crazy, Trump told reporters on his way to a rally in Pennsylvania on Wednesday.

Trump said that the United States central bank is solely responsible for the worst stock market selloff since February, saying the Federal Reserve has gone crazy.

Schiff said it isnt entirely the Feds fault, however, because they have been acting irrationally for a very long time while slowly adding nails to the economys coffin.

What is crazy is for the Fed to believe that they can raise interest rates without...

10:38

Ndiawdoune rejette le canal du PDIDAS : les populations fustigent la mthode solidaire et discriminatoire du projet "IndyWatch Feed World"

15 Oct 2018 | Ndar InfoLa construction d'un futur canal reliant Makhana et Ndiawsir provoque l'ire des populations qui sonnent la rsistance contre le Projet pour le dveloppement inclusif et durable de l'agrobusiness au Sngal

10:35

Cherokee Nation Issues Statement on Sen. Warrens DNA Test Results "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published October 15, 2018

National Indian Gaming Association chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr. talks with Senator Elizabeth Warren prior to her speech before the National Congress of American Indians general assembly on February 14, 2018. Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert

TAHLEQUAH -Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) released results of a DNA test that indicates the great majority of (Warrens) identifiable ancestry is European. However, the report adds, The analysis also identified 5 genetic segments as Native American in origin at high confidence.

On Monday afternoon, the Cherokee Nation released a statement that said in part that DNA tests are useless in determining tribal citizenship.

Read the statement today by Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin, Jr.:

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10:30

Breaking: Judge Throws Out Stormys Lawsuit Against Trump, She Has To Pay Legal Fees "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

JUST IN: A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought by Stormy Daniels against President Trump, rules Daniels is liable for the president's attorney's fees. pic.twitter.com/47cS2Mb5In Fox News (@FoxNews) October 15, 2018 Maybe he should have spent less time pushing himself on T.V. and more time on his case? Via Bloomberg: Stormy Danielss libel []

10:30

Will The Saudis Bring The Petro Dollar Empire Down? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Will The Saudis Bring The Petro Dollar Empire Down? Video We Are Change In this video, Luke of We Are Change breaks down how the latest controversy involving an outspoken journalist who was allegedly kidnapped, beaten and did not...

The post Will The Saudis Bring The Petro Dollar Empire Down? (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

10:30

Stand and deliver: Its Highway robbery "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Brian Rogers sunlive.co.nz newsie.co.nz Stand and deliver, suckers! Once upon a time,  highway robbers were the swashbuckling, handsome rascal types who thrust their demands and hips in front of the stagecoach pointing a flintlock and boldly declared their evil intentions. Sure, they were desperate, lawbreaking criminals who eventually hanged. But they had a romantic appeal [] The post Stand and deliver: Its Highway robbery appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:28

Judge Dismisses Stormy Daniels Lawsuit Requires Ms. Daniels to Pay President Trumps Attorney Fees "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In a rebuke to the political efforts of creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti, U.S. District Court Judge S. James Otero has concluded that Ms. Stormy Daniels has failed to establish a prima facie case of defamation against President Trump and Continue reading

10:25

Russia & UK could easily drop the dollar and switch to settlements in national currencies - Russian trade rep "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russian and British companies could switch to settlements in rubles and pounds, abandoning US currency transactions, in case of political and economic necessity, said Boris Abramov, Russian trade representative in the UK. He told RIA Novosti that Russian firms doing business with Britain could switch to settlements in pound sterling at any moment, if necessary. "The British pound is a freely convertible currency like the US dollar and the euro," said Abramov. He explained that for a Russian company it is very easy to open an account in pounds in a Russian or foreign bank. It could also get the sterling at the Moscow stock exchange.

10:23

[$] Fighting Spectre with cache flushes "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

One of the more difficult aspects of the Spectre hardware vulnerability is finding all of the locations in the code that might be exploitable. There are many locations that look vulnerable that aren't, and others that are exploitable without being obvious. It has long been clear that finding all of the exploitable spots is a long-term task, and keeping new ones from being introduced will not be easy. But there may be a simple technique that can block a large subset of the possible exploits with a minimal cost.

10:23

Communist Antifa Places Severed Pig Heads At Campaign Offices In Texas Calling For A Violent Revolution "IndyWatch Feed War"

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton,  NoisyRoom Communist Antifa is beloved on the left and defended by both Democrats and the media. Thats because they share the same goals of revolution, chaos and a violent coup. Hell, theyre all communists. This past week, at Continue reading

10:22

David Swanson: We Need a New Armistice Day + Transcript "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

by David Swanson Writer, Dandelion Salad Lets Try Democracy, Oct. 13, 2018 October 15, 2018 David Swanson on Oct 13, 2018 David Swansons Remarks at the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz, Calif., on October 12, 2018. Video by LB Johnson. [Swanson begins at 9:27 minutes into the video; the Q&A begins at 46:30.] []

10:18

Burning Bridges "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you missed it, here is the full video of Jami-lee Ross press conference where he accused Simon Bridges of a corrupt practice, announced his resignation from National and resigned from parliament to contest a by-election as an independent. The post Burning Bridges appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:18

Damage Control: Boeing-Sponsored Newsletter Praises Space Launch System (SLS), Trashes Saturn V "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Elon Musk pegs SpaceX BFR program at $5B as NASA's rocket booster nears $5B in cost overruns

[Compared] to Boeing's first serious 2014 contract for the SLS Core Stages $4.2B to complete Core Stages 1 and 2 and launch EM-1 in Nov. 2017 the company will ultimately end up 215% over-budget ($4.2B to $8.9B) and ~40 months behind schedule (42 months to 80+ months from contract award to completion). Meanwhile, as OIG notes, NASA has continued to give Boeing impossibly effusive and glowing performance reviews to the tune of $323 million in "award fees", with grades that would under the contracting book NASA itself wrote imply that Boeing SLS Core Stage work has been reliably under budget and ahead of schedule (it's not).

[...] Boeing recently brought to light as the likely source of a spate of egregiously counterfactual op-eds published with the intention of dirtying SpaceX's image also took it upon itself to sponsor what could be described as responses to NASA OIG's scathing October 10th SLS audit. Hilariously, a Politico newsletter sponsored by Boeing managed to explicitly demean and belittle the Apollo-era Saturn V rocket as a "rickety metal bucket built with 1960s technology", of which Boeing was very tenuously involved thanks to its eventual acquisition of companies that actually built Saturn and sent humans to the Moon.

At the same time, that newsletter described SLS as a rocket that will be "light years ahead of thespacecraft [sic] that NASA astronauts used to get to the moon 50 years ago." At present, the only clear way SLS is or will be "light years" ahead as much a measure of time as it is of distance of Saturn V is by continuing the rocket's trend of endless delays. Perhaps NASA astronomers will soon be able to judge exactly how many "light years ahead" SLS is by measuring the program's redshift or blueshift with one of several ground- and space-based telescopes.

Here's a typical Boeing shill response (archive) to the NASA Inspector General report.

See also: Will the US waste $100+ billion on SLS, Orion and LOP-G by 2030?

Previously: Maiden Flight of the Space Launch System Delayed to 2019 (now delayed to June 2020, li...

10:17

The Truth About the Trump Economy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Trump slashed taxes on the wealthy and promised everyone else a $4,000 wage boost. But the boost never happened. That's a big reason why Republicans aren't campaigning on their tax cut, which is just about their only legislative accomplishment.

10:15

Book review of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Book reviews are suggested by readers and commenters. Please send your own book reviews to books@whaleoil.co.nz Todays review comes from Anita On Islam A Chronological Record 2002-2108 By James V Schall, S.J. Fr James Schall SJ is a political philosopher who is now retired. Born in 1928, he has the wealth of years and a [] The post Book review of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:13

What Happens Once Youve Found Yourself? "IndyWatch Feed National"

We all go through a Mulan phase. Not so much the cross-dressing our way into the army, saving China and cosying up with mega dreamboat Captain Li Shang part. Its more like looking in the mirror and offkey singing, Who is that accumulation of cells and bad-choices I see / staring straight back at me?

Yes, thats magical, and I could serve as your personal Mushu to guardian you through it all (okay, Ill stop with the Mulan references). But what happens next? What happens when youve returned home from your grand adventure, slightly tanner and found, only to seamlessly slip back into your humdrum daily life? What happens once Mulan defeats the Huns (I lied) after Happily Ever After?

Once Upon a Time (the start of this year), a Princess (thats me) booked a solo trip to some castle (Japan) to find Prince Charming (herself). The main motivation was because I had the money and the time or more accurately, had half the money, was two weeks late to start university and was very naive.

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10:11

#OccupyICEPDX Phase 3: Call to Action "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post #OccupyICEPDX Phase 3: Call to Action appeared first on It's Going Down.

Call from #OccupyICEPDX for a mobilization and march against ICE on November 6th.

After an anti-ICE rally on June 17th, steadfast protesters were talking in the driveway of Portlands Immigration Customs Enforcement facility. An activist shared the idea of holding a vigil posted outside. That idea grew beautifully into OccupyICEPDX, which inspired occupation movements against ICE across the country.

We have vowed to keep fighting until all asylum seekers are free and this American gestapo is abolished. When our temporary autonomous zone at Macadam was swept, we moved to Phase 2, holding space outside City Hall with a vigil, demanding our city kick the monstrosity of ICE out. Since June, we have seen our City Council show their true colors, failing to take any action against ICE, and using all excuses so they can continue to profit from these terrorist operations.

With Election day approaching fast, and the scare of Measure 105 (repeal of Sanctuary City status) deeply threatens the people of Oregon. We are calling for Phase 3, many mobile vigils will be installed all around the City, for the families separated by ICE. This plan has been in progress since the day after City Hall was vacated, with a few altars completed al...

10:11

Nota sobre el actual escenario de la lucha de clases en Brasil "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

cab_statement_1.jpegEl actual escenario poltico brasileo exige mucha lucidez y frialdad para el conjunto de los luchadores y de las luchadoras populares y su anlisis de la realidad. Nosotros de la Coordinacin Anarquista Brasilea, modestamente, buscamos dar nuestra contribucin a la comprensin del convulsionado escenario poltico-social, cuyo principal corte se encuentra en el golpe jurdico-parlamentario que derrib a Rousseff del gobierno. Vivimos recientemente el llamado agotamiento del pacto de la Nueva Repblica de 1988. Tal pacto mantena la exclusin social de los de abajo, mientras garantizaba derechos jurdicos mnimos, en una coalicin que involucr a polticos burgueses, al empresariado, a los militares y parte de los sectores reformistas la izquierda.


La construccin del Estado brasileo, sin embargo, siempre estuvo ms cerca de los intereses de las potencias imperialistas de turno que de la mayora de la poblacin. El estado penal para los pobres siempre fue la norma de las instituciones de la democracia burguesa. Los gobiernos del PT, desde Lula, incrementaron la mquina criminal del orden pblico con todo un aparato legislativo-judicial que reprodujeron el super-encarcelamiento de los pobres y negros y la parafernalia represiva que ataca las luchas sociales. El pacto de conciliacin de clases se rompi y el colaboracionismo rasgado dando lugar a la agenda agresiva del capitalismo financiero sobre los derechos sociales, las libertades parciales y los bienes pblicos, que fueron conquistas histricas del movimiento popular.

[https://www.anarkismo.net/article/31160]

10:10

Goldman Sachs seedy underbelly exposed in shocking tapes "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Goldman Sachs seedy underbelly exposed in shocking tapes from GATA By Kevin Dugan New York Post Thursday, October 11, 2018 Fresh dirt has spilled at Goldman Sachs and this time it has been caught on tape. David Solomon, who...

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10:06

Syria Calls on UN to Probe Use of Banned White Phosphorus by US-Led Coalition "IndyWatch Feed World"

Syria (Sputnik)  The US-led coalition has been accused of conducting strikes in Syrias eastern province of Deir Ez-Zor using white phosphorus, a munition prohibited for use against civilians or in civilian areas under several Geneva conventions.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry has made a request to the United Nations to investigate the use of white phosphorus munitions in Saturdays attack in the town of Hajin, Deir Ez-Zor province, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) has reported.

In letters sent to the UN and the UN Security Council on Sunday, Damascus said that civilians, mostly women and children, had been injured in the strikes, and that the US coalitions use of white phosphorus has unfortunately become habitual and persistent.

Syria is once again calling on the UN Security Council to take responsibility for ensuring peace and security throughout the world and to conduct an international investigation into these crimes, to condemn them and to take immediate measures to stop them and prevent their recurrence, the statement published by SANA reads. In addition, Damascus is also calling on the UN to end the illegal and hostile presence of the US and other forces on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Syrian media reported about the alleged strikes on Saturday morning. Later, a Pentagon spokesperson told Sputnik that while it would not publicly discuss the use of specific weapons and munitions in operationsevery weapons systems in the US inventory undergoes a legal review to ensure the weapon complies with the Law of Armed Conflict.

On Saturday, Russian Duma defense committee deputy chairman Yuri Shvytkin told Sputnik that if media reports are confirmed, the issue must be brought to the attention of both the UN Security Council and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. For his part, Russian Senate defense committee deputy chair Alexei Kondratyev stressed that the US must be held accountable if it used white phosphorus, which is prohibited by international law in Syria.

Saturdays suspected incident was not the first time Damascus has accused Washington of using the...

10:05

Free Hawai`i "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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10:04

What Australian pig farmers feed their livestock "IndyWatch Feed National"

Supermarkets stock a lot of carcinogenic products, where for good health the confectionery aisles should be empty like in the illustration below 24/7, and not just at the moment in time the photo was taken.


In many instances the general population would not be aware of what goes into the feed that is used to nourish livestock before it is killed for human consumption.

We have obtained information from a source within the industry that wishes to remain unnamed for obvious reasons, that products manufactured by the Mars confectionery company that are of substandard quality to be packaged and sold to the general population are sold to our Aussie pig farmers for their livestock to consume.

It's amazing who they'll sell their junk products masquerading as food to.

Would you really want to be consuming pork that was fed on junk?
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10:03

Wildlife Officer Brags About Killing Entire Family Of Baboons "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

An entire family of baboons was just killed by someone who has a lot of power over the ethics of hunting here in the U.S. 

Even hunters were appalled by what Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer did on a hunting trip to Africa, after he came back home and sent around an email bragging about it. 

Fischer returned from his trip and sent an email to over 100 of his friends and colleagues sharing photographs of his kills and many of Fischers connections (even those who are hunters themselves) were shocked.

According to Fischer's email, his wife wanted him to watch him hunt as soon as they arrived in Africa. "So I shot a whole family of baboons," he wrote, captioning a photograph of the dead baboon family. "I think she got the idea quick. Fischer is shown posing over them, grinning. A baby baboon was collapsed in an adult baboons lap. 

Many people are now saying that Fischer should resign. 

I dont know how you can say anything good about a photo of a guy smiling with a stack of dead baboons with a baby in front, Keith Carlson, a former Fish and Game commissioner, told the Idaho Statesman. And Im a hunter Ive been a hunter forever.

Im sure what you did was legal, however, legal does not make it right, Fred Trevey, who was a Fish and Game commissioner from 2007 to 2015, wrote to Fischer in an email obtained by the Idaho Statesman

They killed a whole family, including small baboons, and I think thats revolting, Keith Stonebraker, another former commissioner, said, calling for a public apology.
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10:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: Hi, Im currently on a cruise around the Great Barrier and thought you might like this picture through a window at Willis Island. Its an Aussie weather base with 4 crew members based on site for 6-month tours. NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Farming with depression a daily battle for young Waikato Farmer Gerald Piddock:

Paige Hocking takes it one day at a time in battling depression while working on a dairy farm.

She seldom makes long-term plans because she never knows when the black dog might wander in.

It all starts in the morning when she wakes up on the 125-hectare farm she works as a dairy assistant near Waiterimu in Waikato.

The 21-year-old was diagnosed with depression three years ago. She describes its effects as like shaking up a bottle of soft drink. . .

Schemes success testament to conscience of rural community Richard Davison:

Water quality in New Zealands creeks and rivers has become a hot-button issue during recent years, and much has been made of the failure to live up to the nations 100% Pure branding.

Given recent headlines declaring Otagos waterways to be horrific, and with only 60% considered better than fair over the course of a 10-year analysis, it would be easy to believe the message has not been getting through to where and to whom it matters.

Those often bearing the brunt of blame for deteriorating water quality have been farmers, but their characterisation as wilfully ignorant, environment-wrecking profiteers could not be further from the truth, according to Landcare Research environmental scientist Craig Simpson. . . 

Bees taking farmer on busy journey Sally Rae:

Julie Kearney is getting a buzz out of bees.

Mrs Kearney and husband Tony farm sheep and beef cattle on Shingly Creek Station, a 2000ha property on the Pig Root.

Nearly three years ago, the fifth-generation farmers were discussing how they did not see many bees on the farm.

So Mrs Kearney completed a certificate in apiculture through Taratahi and she now has 14 established hives. . . 

10:00

Hybrid Robot Walks, Transforms, And Takes Flight "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

[Project Malaikat] is a 3D printed hybrid bipedal walker and quadcopter robot, but theres much more to it than just sticking some props and a flight controller to a biped and calling it a day. Not only is it a custom design capable of a careful but deliberate two-legged gait, but the props are tucked away and deployed on command via some impressive-looking linkages that allow it to transform from walking mode to flying mode.

Creator [tang woonthai] has the 3D models available for download (.rar file) and the video descriptions on YouTube contain a bill of materials, but beyond that there doesnt seem to be much other information available about [Malaikat]. The creator does urge care to be taken should anyone use the design, because while the robot may be small, it does essentially have spinning blades for hands.

Embedded below are videos that show off the robots moves, as well as a short flight test demonstrating that while control was somewhat lacking during the test, the robot is definitely more than capable of actual flight.

This video has the best resolution and demonstrates walking.

Heres a video showing more walking, and the flight hardware (deploying rotors starts at 1:40 in the video below).

Finally, a brief flight test showing that the robot is more than capable of liftoff:

The low-level flight work is being done by a CC3D ATOM flight controller, which takes care of managing thrust to maintain stability. Multirotor flight controllers are incredible pieces of technology in their own right, demonstrated well by making an...

10:00

Classic Comedy: Ronnie Corbett in Sorry S07 E05 Winters Tale "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Wikipedia

Sorry! is a BBC television sitcom, that aired on BBC1 from 1981 to 1982 and from 1985 to 1988. Starring Ronnie Corbett, created and written by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent for the BBC, both of whom had previously written for The Two Ronnies, of whom Corbett was one half.

Sorry! is based around Timothy Lumsden who, 41 years old in the first three series (his age increased to 42 and then 48 in subsequent series Corbett was actually 50-57 during the series run), is a librarian who still lives at home with his domineering mother Phyllis and henpecked father Sidney. Although quite shy around women, Timothy longs to find love and leave home, but Phyllis is always against the idea, and constantly manipulates her son into staying at home. One of the running gags of the series is Sidney frequently shouting Language, Timothy! when he feels Timothy has said something inappropriate (though most times nobody would typically find the words even close to offensive). Timothy usually responds Sorry father, but sometimes snaps Shut up, father! to which Sidney always replies Fair enough.

The writers used this to clever effect in one episode when Timothy is boasting about his acadmeic achievements; I got two passes in English, Literature and the other one, at which point Sidney walks past and says Language, Timothy.

In contrast, Timothys friend Frank and sister Muriel urge Timothy to stand up to his mother once and for all. Muriel had successfully left home, and married Kevin, and as a result is viewed with distrust by her mother.

10:00

Native American Professor: Warren Shows Privileges Of Whiteness "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Glorious self-own there. Via Washington Examiner: A university professor chided Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for taking a DNA test to prove her Native American heritage, saying her action ultimately does more harm to Native Americans. Kim TallBear, part of the native studies faculty at the University of Alberta, said Monday that Warren taking a DNA []

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10:00

Hillary And Holders War On America "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Hillary And Holders War On America

Top Democrats do not want to make America great.

The post Hillary And Holders War On America appeared first on Alternative News Network.

10:00

Billionaire Elites Fund Democrats "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Billionaire Elites Fund Democrats

Following the money reveals who the elite want to run the country.

The post Billionaire Elites Fund Democrats appeared first on Alternative News Network.

09:59

BREAKING: Judge Dismisses Stormy Daniels Defamation Suit Against President Trump Orders Stormy to Pay Trumps Legal Fees "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Porn star Stormy Daniels AKA Stephanie Clifford

A federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels defamation suit against President Trump on Monday.

Stormy filed a defamation suit against President Trump after he mocked her over a sketch of the man who allegedly threatened herthe man in the sketch looked eerily like her ex-husband.

The U.S. District Judge dismissed the case on grounds Trumps tweet was rhetorical hyperbole, not defamatory as Stormy Daniels alleged.

It gets better

The federal judge also ordered Stormy to pay Trumps legal fees!

President Trumps lawyer Charles Harder released a statement saying the President is entitled to an award of his attorneys fees against Stormy Daniels. The amount to be awarded to President Trump will be announced at a later date, Harder said.

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09:53

Hillsong Founder the pedophile Frank Houston and boy victim WNZ1, the first known Wellington New Zealand boy victim "IndyWatch Feed National"

Brian Houston: I'm sorry the victims feel sad, very hurt and alone. I'll remember them in my prayers. Sorry I can't help the victims more.

Pastor Brian Houston the head of Hillsong Global Church. Heartless. Refuses to help the boy sexual  abuse victims of his father Pastor Frank Houston the founder of Hillsong Global Church in any way. Hid and sheltered his secret lifelong pedophile father Frank Houston for five years from 1999 to 2004 from the NSW Police and in doing this deprived the boy victims of Justice. Facing looming pedophile protection charges  Brian Houston: Im sorry the victims feel sad, very hurt and alone. Ill remember them in my prayers. Sorry I cant help the victims in any way.

09:52

Coal Country: Matewan via Slaid Cleves "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If youre already feeling sad, just skip this post.

The coal mining jobs are never going to come back. Mostly because the people who used to do them have gone on to do other things, or have died of their injuries. Out here in Pennsylvania, you can still find old-timers (like my neighbor Bob up the street) who were in on the tail-end of the deep mining, worked through the heavy dragline strip-mines, and finally got out of it when the big machines started doing most of the work and mining was no longer a human task. It turns out that humans are expensive, unless you can economically subjugate them to the point where they work for whatever you tell them theyll work for.

Heres a song by Slaid Cleves that you might enjoy will make you cry while you read the rest of this.

I dont know why I saw Matewan [wc] at its theatrical release in 1987, but I did. At the time I didnt think it was a great movie and I still dont. It is, however, an interesting movie and it portrays Pennsylvania coal miners life around the turn of the century.

Unlike a typical western, the story begins with a stranger coming to town. But hes not an Eastwoodian nihilist packing six guns: hes a labor organizer. There are oblique references to his being part of IWW (the Wobblies the Workers International) obviously there is going to be trouble. It may surprise you to learn that, in Matewan, the mining company has got the workers thoroughly under its thumb, with corrupt bosses, company stores that deduct from wages, and a company boss that can pretty much do whatever he wants because the workers have no contracts. After my last few years of reading about early industrial age USA, I think its a fairly accurate portrayal of the typical situation: bad. The mining company responds to growing worker unrest by shipping up a trainload of black workers from down south. There are also tensions with the Italian immigrant miners. Its a good portrayal of how the industrial capitalists pitted everyone against everyone in order to divide and conquer and keep the workers ignorant.

Photo by Ted Wathen [link]

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09:52

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies at 65 "IndyWatch Feed World"

SEATTLEPaul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65.

His death was announced by his company, Vulcan Inc.

Earlier this month Allen announced that the non-Hodgkins lymphoma that he was treated for in 2009 had returned and he planned to fight it aggressively.

While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much-loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend, said his sister, Jody Allen, in a statement.

Allen, who was an avid sports fan, owned the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks.

Allen and Gates met while attending a private school in north Seattle. The two friends would later drop out of college to pursue the future they envisioned: A world with a computer in every home.

Gates so strongly believed it that he left Harvard University in his junior year to devote himself full-time to his and Allens startup, originally called Micro-Soft. Allen spent two years at Washington State University before dropping out as well.

They founded the company in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and their first product was a computer language for the Altair hobby-kit personal computer, giving hobbyists a basic way to program and operate the machine.

After Gates and Allen found some success selling their programming language, MS-Basic, the Seattle natives moved their business in 1979 to Bellevue, Washington, not far from its eventual home in Redmond.

Microsofts big break came in 1980, when IBM Corp. decided to move into personal computers and asked Microsoft to provide the operating system.

Gates and company didnt invent the operating system. To meet IBMs needs, they spent $50,000 to buy one known as QDOS from another programmer, Tim Paterson. Eventually the product, refined by Microsoft and renamed DOS, for Disk Operating System became the core of IBM PCs and their clones, catapulting Microsoft into its dominant position in the PC industry.

The first versions of two classic Microsoft products, Microsoft Word and the Windows operating system, were released in 1983. By 1991, Microsofts operating systems were used by 93 percent of the worlds personal computers.

The Windows operating system is now used on most of the worlds desktop computers, and Word is the cornerstone of the companys prevalent Office products.

Microsoft was thrust onto the throne of technology and soon Gates and Allen became billionaires.

With his sister Jody Allen in 1986, he founded Vulcan, the investment firm that oversees his business and philanthropic...

09:52

BEST OF THE WEB: Modern ecclesiastical schism: Russian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Constantinople over acceptance of 'Ukrainian Orthodox Church' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Holy Synod, the governing body of the Russian Orthodox Church, has ruled that any further clerical relations with Constantinople are impossible, Metropolitan Hilarion, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church's External Relations Department, told journalists, de facto announcing the breach of relations between the two churches. "A decision about the full break of relations with the Constantinople Patriarchate has been taken at a Synod meeting" that is currently been held in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, Hilarion said, as cited by TASS. The move comes days after the Synod of the Constantinople Patriarchate decided to eventually grant the so-called autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, thus making the clerical organization, which earlier enjoyed a broad autonomy within the Moscow Patriarchate, fully independent.

09:50

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Latest 'Living While Black' Viral Moment is Video of St. Louis Man Blocked From Entering His Own Home
By Erin Heffernan
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A screenshot from videos of a woman blocking D'Arreion Toles from entering his downtown St. Louis loft building and then following him to his unit on Friday, Oct. 12.

ST. LOUIS Videos showing a white neighbor blocking a black man from entering his downtown St. Louis loft got national attention over the weekend including more than 5 million views on Facebook and coverage in the New York Times.

D'Arreion Toles, 24, was trying to enter his home in the Elder Shirt Lofts building, 703 North 13th Street, Friday night when a white woman guiding a dog on a leash blocked him and asked what unit he lives in, according to videos he posted to Facebook. The post says the videos show what it's like to be a black man in America.

Im uncomfortable," the woman says in the video, arguing that he pushed his way into the building.

"OK, you can be uncomfortable," says Toles. He tells her he used a key to get in and said he didn't have to give her his unit number, which she requests.

The video shows the woman eventually get into an elevator with Toles and follow him to his apartment.

"Im going to my house," Toles tells her as she walks behind him down the hall. "Where I live at where I pay."

The woman continues to watch as Toles enters the apartment with a key.

About 30 minutes later, St. Louis police officers knocked on Toles' door, presumably called by the woman, according the post.

St. Louis police confirmed that there was a 911 call to the building at 12:18 a.m. Saturday from a caller who was unsure if a man in the building was a tenant, but a spokesman said no police report was written.

Toles could not be reached by the Post-Dispatch. The woman also could not be reached for comment Monday, but her employer, Tribeca-STL Management, a property management company, posted on its Facebook page saying that she had been fired.

The company does...

09:50

Cost of 2018 election surpasses $3.9 billion, a midterm record "IndyWatch Feed World"

The 2018 elections are already the costliest midterms ever.

The total amount of money raised for the 2018 midterms has reached $3.96 billion, according to data from the Center For Responsive Politics. With weeks to go before election day, that number surpasses the $3.84 billion spent during the entirety of the 2014 midterms.

The number will continue to rise, as it does not include the vast majority of third-quarter fundraising figures that must be filed with the Federal Election Commission by the end of the day on Oct. 15. The total figure includes funds raised by candidates, political parties, political action committees and other groups, and expenditures from outside groups, for the purpose of the 2018 elections. 

Fundraising records for candidates are already being broken across the country. Popular Democratic candidates such as Beto ORourke and his $38 million third-quarter haul are raising sums that were previously unheard of. As a result, Democrats are substantially outraising Republicans overall.

The post Cost of 2018 election surpasses $3.9 billion, a midterm record appeared first on OpenSecrets News.

09:50

Fed Policy Rattles Wall Street, Riles President Trump "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Fed Policy Rattles Wall Street, Riles President Trump by: Clint Siegner Money Metals Stocks just finished their worst week since March, but Friday left equities on better footing than they might otherwise have had. Buyers emerged at a critical...

The post Fed Policy Rattles Wall Street, Riles President Trump appeared first on The Daily Coin.

09:50

IT'S DEMOCRATS' FAULT WHEN THEY'RE BULLIED AND IT'S DEMOCRATS' FAULT WHEN THEY FIGHT BACK "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Today Elizabeth Warren released DNA test results demonstrating that she has a Native American ancestor, as she's long claimed. Over at BuzzFeed, editor in chief Ben Smith, formerly of Politico, pretends that Warren is the real problem, because, as he sees it, she's just artificially propped up harmless old Donald Trump, who'll probably be ignored in 2020 in any case:

As Democrats look toward a presidential primary that will begin in earnest approximately 11 seconds after the midterms, candidates should be ready for a new reality, and the media for a new challenge.

The reality is that the most important pundit, commentator, and great mentioner of the 2020 primary will be President Donald Trump.

And the challenge for the media will be whether or not to let him dominate the Democratic primary.

... [Warren's] video answers a question Trump raised, takes a piece of bait hed laid out and Warren furiously, seeing no other option, took as a symbol of her willingness to fight. The video is, most of all, the strongest Democratic candidate, thinking first of how to win the Democratic nomination, engaging entirely in absurd, racist terms laid out by the president of the United States.
The implication here is that if Warren had just said or done nothing, the media might have just let the "absurd" matter drop -- foolhardy Elizabeth Warren had to prove she's really tough, so she took Trump on, when the whole thing would have just blown over.

I don't know where to start with this. First of all, as I mentioned in the last post, attacks like this on Warren date back to Scott Brown's 2012 campaign; they've been a Fox staple ever since. Warren is not just dealing with one bully, as Smith suggests -- she's dealing with a gang.

Moreover, there's no question that this would have been a millstone around her neck if she hadn't addressed it head-on. After Hillary Clinton and her emails, or John Kerry and the Swift boats, Mike Dukakis and Willie Horton, can any seriously claim that Warren could have simply ignored this and expected it to go away?

Smith continues:
Whats more, Trump and the reporters covering him will be bound by an eternal truth of presidential campaign coverage: Re-election campaigns are grindingly boring. The presidency, not the campaign, is the story; the kind of narrative, conflict, and struggle for the direction of a party and country that make primaries so riveting. Trump, if he isnt careful, could find that hes not the most interesting political story in the country, and he will surely want to get...

09:49

U.S. Capitol cornerstone 225th anniversary preview "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

this is american history..founded, developed, organised and controlled by masons..

you cant rewrite it..

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09:47

Midterm 2018 MICHIGAN: John James vs. Debbie Stabenow "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Michigans Democrat Senator Debbie Stabenow is a lazy incumbent.

She wants to walk to a second term.

John James, an African-American businessman and Iraq veteran says, not so fast

The polls say this is a likely win for the Dems.

James has low voter ID and is not well known. He has run few ads or commercials to date.

Get to know him and you will LOVE what you seea fighter for America.

The differences between Stabenow and James couldnt be greater.

He is a combat vet and a job creator, while she is a 43-year career politician who has been paid over $4 million dollars in taxpayer salaries and has only passed five bills into law.

She is a do-nothing liberal Democrat.

She has outspent her Republican opponent by 6 to 1using out of state money and cash from every lobbyist in the Washington, DC SWAMP.

Stabenow does not like to debate.

Maybe because she lacks talent? She does not come across well.

The do nothing Senator was a Sanders supporter before she locked in for Hilary for President.

She voted AGAINST Judge Kavanaugh.

Trump won Michigan in 2016 and that surprised people.

We need to make it close in 2018 and take James over the finish line.

Surprise people, again!

James has said he is sick of the Democrat breed of dependency.

As an awesome person and an outsider he understands national security because he HAS DONE it.

He understands job creation because he HAS DONE it.

He is a disciplined, real world leader with the skill sets needed in the US Senate.

What has Debbie Stabenow done for Michigan? For America?

Make this viral in all of Michigan, east and west, north and south.

The post Midterm 2018 MICHIGAN: John James vs. Debbie Stabenow appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

09:47

Is China lined up to replace Russia as the US default enemy? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

https://www.rt.com/usa/440236-china-next-enemy-america/

Recent provocations in the South China Sea follow rising tensions between the US and China, but with rivalry expanding into the economic and political spheres, it seems Beijing is now encroaching on Russias top-villain status.

On Monday, the USS Decatur nearly collided with a Chinese destroyer sent to escort the US vessel operating in the South China Sea.

But naval maneuvers in the disputed waterway are just one element of the high stakes rivalry between Washington and Beijing. On the economic front, the Trump administration has slapped tariffs on $260 billion worth of Chinese goods and is now threatening to target practically all of Chinas exports to the US.

Amid the open economic warfare and military provocations in the South China Sea, last week Trump levelled fresh accusations of political meddling against Beijing. Speaking before the UN Security Council, the US leader claimed that China was attempting to interfere i...

09:47

Fight for the Future statement on new study showing nearly all unique FCC comments opposed the agencys net neutrality repeal "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15, 2018
Contact: Evan Greer, +1-978-852-6457, press@fightforthefuture.org

A brand new study from Stanford University shows that nearly 100% of all unique comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) opposed the agencys move to repeal net neutrality.

The following statement can be attributed to Evan Greer, Fight for the Futures Deputy Director (pronouns: she / her):

Its kind of mindblowing how many average Americans took the time to submit a unique comment to the FCC about the repeal of net neutrality, and it shouldnt come as a surprise that nearly every single one of those comments that wasnt written by a telecom lobbyist opposed the repeal.

Telecom lobbyists, FCC bureaucrats, and corrupt members of Congress have done everything in their power to downplay the massive grassroots opposition to last years net neutrality repeal. But when you sift through all the noise, fake comments, bots, and BS you always find the truth: no one wants their cable company to charge more fees and control what they see and do on the Internet.

Under Ajit Pais leadership, the FCC sabotaged its own comment process in a cynical attempt to discount overwhelming public outcry. But despite the confusion sewed by astroturf campaigns, fraudulent comments, and a phony DDoS attack peddled by the agencys staff, study after study after study has confirmed the same thing: an overwhelming majority of people from across the political spectrum support net neutrality and oppose the FCCs repeal.

Sitting members of Congress who have not signed the discharge petition to restore net neutrality had better take note: there is a massive voting block of people who care about this issue and youre running out of chances to get this right. Vote for net neutrality before November 6th or be prepared to pay the price at the polls.

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09:45

WHO to meet on Congo's Ebola outbreak as toll soars - Thomson Reuters Foundation "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

WHO to meet on Congo's Ebola outbreak as toll soarsThomson Reuters Foundation(Adds details throughout, background). GOMA, Congo, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday it would convene an emergency committee to decide whether Congo's Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency of ...and more 

09:41

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Family of Missing Tanzanian Billionaire Offers Reward
MONDAY OCTOBER 15 2018
Kenya Daily Nation
   
Mohammed Dewji, Tanzania's only billionaire who was kidnapped in Dar es Salaam on October 11, 2018. His family has offered a reward of nearly half a million dollars for information on his whereabouts. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

In Summary
Gunmen snatched Dewji, 43, as he entered a hotel gym in Tanzania's economic capital last Thursday.
Officials have implicated foreigners in the abduction, saying he was taken by "whites".
Dewji is chief executive of the MeTL Group, which operates in a dozen countries.

The family of Tanzania's only billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was kidnapped last week in Dar es Salaam, has announced a reward of nearly half a million dollars for information on his whereabouts.

Gunmen snatched Dewji, 43, listed by Forbes as Africa's youngest billionaire, as he entered a hotel gym in Tanzania's economic capital last Thursday morning.

"The family is offering a reward of a billion (Tanzanian) shillings ($437,000/376,000 euros) to any person who has information leading to the whereabouts of our son," family spokesman Azim Dewji told a press conference Monday.

Interior Minister Kangi Lugola said Saturday that security forces were "working day and night" to find Dewji, with 20 people having been arrested so far.

FOREIGNERS

Officials have implicated foreigners in the abduction, saying he was taken by "whites".

Dewji is chief executive of the MeTL Group, which operates in a dozen countries and has interests in agriculture, insurance, transport, logistics and the food industry.

According to Forbes, he is worth $1.5 billion (1.29 billion euros) and ranks 17th on the list of African billionaires.

He was a member of parliament from 2005 to 2015, and in 2013 he became the first Tanzanian to feature on the cover of Forbes magazine.

Two years later, he was named Forbes' Africa Person of the Year.

Dewji is also the main shareholder in Tanzania's Simba FC football club.

09:41

The Boghossian Experience, in Audio "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If you somehow missed my series of blog posts on this grievance studies debacle, or youd just like the info in audio format, youre in luck! Cory Johnston caught wind of what Id written, and invited me on the Skeptic Studio podcast to summarise it. I was interviewed just as the third in that series came out, if youd like to properly situate it in the timeline.

Cripes, Ive done five posts on Boghossian and friends? Sorry, but the trio are fractally wrong.

Anyway, Johnston is part of the Brainstorm podcast network, a series of skeptic/atheist shows that tick all the CanCon boxes. They have Twitters and Books, and if you like what you see consider tossing them some cash via their store or Patreon.

As for me, I want to polish off an illustration before formally launching my Patreon thing. Give me another day or two, I pinky-swear.

09:40

US Army Seeks Candidates For Direct Comminsion To Colonel Because "Cyber" "IndyWatch Feed World"

The United States Army is looking for candidates to directly commision into their organization at the rank of Colonel under their new 'Cyber Direct Commisioning' program aimed at addressing their cybersecurity disability (archived). Under the US Army rank structure, Colonel is the most senior field officer rank. Following the legal minimum time in grade requirements, it would take a an officer entering the US Army normally 13 years to rise from the entry level officer rank to Colonel, but 22 years is the typical time to rank with half of candidates in the predecessor rank of Lieutenant Colonel failing to be selected for promotion to Colonel.

The US Army has already issued direct commisions to fill positions for lower ranks than Colonel under this cybersecurity recruitment program. Once they do find a Colonel in the wild to commision, it will surely be great for morale.

09:40

Cherokee Nation Slams Warren for Dishonoring Legitimate Tribal Citizens "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Cherokee Nation slammed Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday, arguing that she is dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens and undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.  The spicy response comes [...]

The post Cherokee Nation Slams Warren for Dishonoring Legitimate Tribal Citizens appeared first on Your News Wire.

09:39

Oral Questions 16 October 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Questions to Ministers SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Governments statements and actions? TAMATI COFFEY to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy? AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Is it a goal of this Governments economic policy to make it easier for New Zealand families to get ahead? [] The post Oral Questions 16 October 2018 appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:36

Extension of the Vickery Mine Submissions Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

[ Saturday, 20 Oct; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Submission writing against the Vickery Megamine (think Boggabri, Gunnedah) Saturday 20 October, 2-4 pm at the Wicklow (Cocktail Room upstairs). AACSG&M has fought for years against the fossil fuel industry (both coal and csg) in the Laird and Pilliga forests and out onto the Liverpool plains. A number of us (including Kerri, Anna, Pat and Tania) attended [...] full article 

09:35

Skinny dipper dives into shark tank for perilous swim at Toronto aquarium "IndyWatch Feed World"

A skinny dipper has risked life and limb to swim with sharks in the enclosure for dangerous marine animals at one of the largest aquariums in Toronto, Canada. The bizarre stunt unfolded at Ripley's Aquarium on Friday night, when a naked man reportedly dived into the Dangerous Lagoon shark tank and began swimming around. Eyewitnesses told the CBC that the brazen daredevil ignored warnings from security staff and even did a second backflip into the tank, where spectators can usually watch sharks behind the safety of reinforced glass.

09:34

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

KDFs Somalia Job Crucial
TUESDAY OCTOBER 16 2018
Kenya Daily Nation
   
In Summary
As an AU and UN member, Kenya has an obligation to support regional peace and stability efforts.

Kenya, which shares a long, largely porous border with Somalia, is bound to directly suffer the impact of the jihadist activities.

By EDITORIAL

Nearly eight years since Kenya Defence Forces crossed into Somalia in pursuit of Al-Shabaab terrorists, President Uhuru Kenyatta has made it clear that the troops are not coming back home soon. This is a clear indication that the objectives of the military campaign in the war-torn neighbouring country have not yet been achieved.

Indeed, the stabilisation of the internationally recognised government in Mogadishu remains a big challenge. The consequence is the spillover of insecurity across the border. In the recent past, there have been numerous terrorist attacks in the northeastern region of Kenya. Mandera, Wajir and Garissa counties are still under threat from bands of terrorists.

STABILITY EFFORTS

The KDFs presence in Somalia is an effective strategy to engage the enemy on their own territory. Its an effective way to keep them at bay. It is also instructive that KDF is operating under the auspices of the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom). This has the support of the United Nations, and its sole mission is to help to restore a government in the lawless country.

As an AU and UN member, Kenya has an obligation to support regional peace and stability efforts. Kenya, which shares a long, largely porous border with Somalia, is bound to directly suffer the impact of the jihadist activities. Since the threat that sparked KDFs entry into Somalia exists, it would be foolhardy to abandon the mission midstream. That would only embolden the enemy.

It is a dangerous but crucial campaign with huge casualties in terms of the KDF soldiers killed in Somalia and increasing attacks on Kenyan territory. This is what has prompted calls for KDFs withdrawal. But as the President stated, this is not an option now. We must carry on with the mission to liquidate Al-Shabaab.

09:34

Western Civilization No Longer Exists "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Western Civilization No Longer Exists
Societal Collapse awaits in the wings if climate change and nuclear war dont finish us off first

Paul Craig Roberts

The Cheney-Bush and Obama regimes destroyed due process, with the result that American citizens were detained in prison indefinitely without evidence and murdered without evidence or trial. In violation of US and international laws, the US government used torture to produce terrorists, who were not terrorists, in order to justify Washingtons wars, wars that have nothing whatsoever to do with fighting terrorism.

The Democratic Partys Identity Politics successful demonization of white heterosexual males has made American universities unsafe for white heterosexual males. Any woman can accuse them of rape, and despite the absence of any evidence, and even in the face of complete evidence to the contrary, the university, in total violation of all known rules of due process, can convict the accusedindeed, conviction on accusation alone is mandatory in American universitiesand destroy the reputation of the accused along with his ability to continue his education.

In the article below federal courts confronted with these mandatory university convictions of white males have overturned them, ruling against the universities violations of due process. The corrupt university administrations are serving Identity Politics, not justice.

Just imagine that if the Democrats, who in their glory represented the working class, were to achieve political power and appoint federal judges. No white heterosexual male would be safe. Under the Democrats Identity Politics, white heterosexual males are automatically guilty. Due process is not needed. By definition, white heterosexual males are racists, misogynists, and rapists. No evidence is needed.

I am waiting for the case when a white university female brings a rape case against a black university male. It will be interesting to see how the university chooses which side to take. In such a case we have two victims of white male supremacy. Which victim will prevail against the other victim. Will the university come down on the side of the protected black or on the side of the protected female? Or will the university decide that the rape was actually done by a white male pretending to be a black.

This question illustrates the complete breakdown of American society. Most likely this deplorable situation is the case throughout the Western World. Society is so divided that there is no society there. And the idiot Russians want to join us!

To be truthful, there is nothing left of Western civilization, and the fault is not Russias, Chinas, Irans, or Venezuelas. It is our own. We are an insouciant people, unconcerned, ignorant, worried o...

09:34

Blessed Be The Populists, For They Know Not What They Do "IndyWatch Feed National"

Race-baiting populism isnt helping Scott Morrison, writes Ben Eltham. Its not even popular.

What sort of government is Scott Morrison running?

Its a question worth asking. Morrison is the Prime Minister of Australia, the holder of the highest elected office in the land. And yet he came to office with voters knowing almost nothing about his political agenda.

Morrison has not faced a general election as his partys leader. He has not been opposition leader. He has not presented a policy platform to voters, nor explained in any detail whatsoever what a Morrison government will stand for. Indeed, he cant even explain why the Liberal Party got rid of Malcolm Turnbull.

The Morrison government is a ship of state adrift without a chart or a rudder. There is no articulated policy agenda beyond some quick fix barnacle scraping: a $4.6 billion handout to the Catholic and independent schools (incidentally abandoning former education minister Simon Birminghams painstakingly constructed needs-based schools funding model), and a dollop of drought relief.

Not only is there no grand vision for the future of the nation, there isnt even a legislative agenda. Since Morrison took the top job, the government has run out of bills to debate in the Senate, and cancelled a meeting of the Council of Australian Governments.

A look through Morrisons speeches and media transcripts since taking the prime ministership is instructive. Theres almost nothing there.

His very first cabinet meeting gave us a flavour of what Morrison wanted his government to stand for: nationalist clichs. On August 28th, the new Prime Minister told journalists he wore an Australian flag lapel pin because it reminded him whose side he is on. Im on the side of the Australian people, he explained, which is not altogether surprising for a prime minister of Australia.

Morrison added that believes in a fair go for those who have a go. Morrison said he would redefine what fairness means in this country. Fairness would no longer mean a fair go for all. Fairness means a fair go for those who have a go.

Passing over some uncomfortable absences from the meeting such as Peter Dutton, wh...

09:31

Protest Song Of The Week: American Dream By J.S. Ondara "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Editors Note

The following protest song was initially featured at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs.

J.S. Ondara is a Kenya-born and raised singer-songwriter, who moved to the United States to pursue his music career. He moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, out of admiration for his musical hero and native Minnesotan, Bob Dylan.

His nationality gives him a unique perspective when it comes to critiquing the American experience, which he does on his upcoming debut album, Tales of America. The album will be released on February 1, 2019.

American Dream is the first official music video and single off the album. Both the tune and video shatters the illusion of the elusive American dream.

The elusive American Dream is eloquently highlighted in the following verse: But theres a beast on the clock, guarding against the folk, and the ghost from the river is watching. She wont let you get any close.

Lyrics such as, I say hallelujah, its your cue to shoot at, hint at American gun culture and religious hypocrisy.

The video incorporates potent visuals to complement the songs message.

As Ondara told NPR Music, The video follows a man, as he sets upon a journey to purchase a weapon. While on his way, we get a glimpse of the world around him through his eyes, which gives us some insight into his state of mind.

Ultimately, the video explores the turbulent times in the country, socially and politically, thereby throwing a shade of irony to the popular notion of The American Dream.'

The video also references Dylans classic protest anthem The Times They Are a-Changin, with the lyric, Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command, inscribed on a sheet of paper.

During the 1960s, Dylan wrote several timeless socially conscious tunes. With American Dream, Ondara offers his Dylanesque reflection on America.

The post Protest Song Of The Week: American Dream By J.S. Ondara appeared first on Shadowproof.

09:31

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

President Kenyatta Speaks Tough on Fight Against Graft
FRIDAY OCTOBER 12 2018
Kenya Daily Nation

President Uhuru Kenyatta, Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi and Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs during the 7th Annual Forum of Chairpersons of Constitutional Commissions and Holders of Independent Offices in Meru on October 12, 2018. PHOTO | SAMUEL MIRING'U

By DAVID MUCHUI

President Uhuru Kenyatta has reiterated that there will be no sacred cows in the purge against corruption and abuse of office under his administration.

Speaking during the 7th annual Conference of Constitutional Commissions and Independent Offices at Meru National Polytechnic, President Kenyatta said all those entrusted with public offices must be accountable to Kenyans.

His sentiments came after Attorney-General Paul Kihara vowed that under my watch, nobody will be above the law in bid to back the presidents war on corruption.

The conference bringing together all constitutional commissions and independent offices, and which came to a close yesterday, was themed Public participation: Pathway to sustainable development.

Mr Kenyatta said public participation is key to sustainable development as the process keeps government officers accountable to Kenyans.

While noting that the commissions had recorded various successes in the implementation of the constitution, President Kenyatta said more needed to be done to adhere to the rule of law.

The constitution has given the commissions and independent offices the security of tenure and freedoms to enable them perform without fear. However, the freedom is balanced by accountability to the people the president said.

He warned the commissioners against hiding behind the freedoms and security of tenure, provided by the constitution, to abuse offices.

Constitutional commissions and independent offices are not a third branch of the government. No one is above criticism and accountability. This is why public participation should not be viewed as an act of grace. It is a necessity for an effective government, he said.

President Ke...

09:30

Bruce the wandering whale cant wait to go racing! "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Well, its been a big couple of weeks getting ready for the upcoming Targa rally, and Bruce the Wandering Whale is keen to come along for the ride! It has been lots of work getting the old Mustang ready and then I had a bombshell that my co-driver, our own oiler HR, had life conspire [] The post Bruce the wandering whale cant wait to go racing! appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:30

The Unknown War: #20/20 A Soldier of the Unknown War "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The greatest battles of World War II, the most colossal encounters of military force, the most devastating human losses which the modern world has ever seen, occurred on Russian soil during 1941-1945, on a battlefield that is unknown to most Americans. The conflict between Hitlers Germany and Stalins Russia claimed more than 30 million lives. On the early morning of June 22, 1941, the Nazi Wehrmacht had amassed 4.2 million crack troops along a front that stretched for 1,800 miles, and Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union began. The Nazi high command was extremely confident, expecting the total collapse of Stalins Russia within six weeks. In reality, The Unknown War raged on for nearly four years. Before it finished, the Nazis and Soviets fought the single greatest campaign in military history. The Unknown War covers that period of history beginning in June 1941, when Germany launched its surprise attack on Russia, through to the end of the war. The Unknown War was a landmark television series, detailing the drama of the Eastern European front during World War II. Academy Award Winner Burt Lancaster hosts the 20 part series. Film footage from Soviet archives comprises a major portion of the series, supplemented by film from both the United States and British archives. Burt Lancaster spent three weeks in eight cities in Russia, for location filming. The Unknown War was made as a counter to the deliberate distortions in the Anglo-American series The World At War, which chose to give as much coverage to the US in Italy as it did to the Red Army at war from the Arctic to the Black Sea. So blatant was the politically motivated distortion in The World At War that the Soviet authorities ultimately refused to cooperate in its production. Instead they set out to make a documentary series of their own that would tell the real story of the War in the East. The Eastern (Russian) Front of WW2 has been side-lined in the Western media for decades, reduced to just one aspect of the War, if it is even mentioned at all. Certainly there is never any recognition given to the fact that it was the main, decisive arena of WW2, the scene of a titanic struggle that, at the cost of 30 million Soviet lives, saved the world from fascism. Made by the USSRs Central Documentary Film Studios, The Unknown War dealt exhaustively with the war on the Soviet front. Narrated by Burt Lancaster, who also appeared on camera, the series featured interviews with many participants from numerous battles, partisan campaigns and SS massacres. It showed the destruction, the sacrifice and th...

09:30

Its Not Looking Good For Keith Ellison In Minnesota "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

That would be some karma. Via Daily Wire: Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison is running for Attorney General of Minnesota, but it no longer appears hell sail to victory, in part thanks to allegations of domestic abuse that have surfaced in recent weeks. As Democrats urged Americans to believe all women during Supreme Court Justice Brett []

09:30

Syrian War Report: Army Kicks Off Another Attempt To Eliminate ISIS In Al-Safa (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Syrian War Report: Army Kicks Off Another Attempt To Eliminate ISIS In Al-Safa Video South Front Video Source

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09:30

National bans on smacking children linked to less teenage violence "IndyWatch Feed World"

A survey has found that teenagers get into more fights in countries where it is legal to spank children, but there could be several explanations for the link

09:27

GOP Rep Ratcliffe: Fusion GPS founder 'in real legal jeopardy'; 'someone is not telling the truth' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson may be in "real legal jeopardy" over inconsistent testimony given to Congress regarding his involvement in a massive counterintelligence effort against then-candidate Donald Trump, including the infamous Steele dossier. Speaking with Fox News on Sunday, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) said "I'm not surprised that Glenn Simpson is taking the Fifth," adding "He probably should. He's in real legal jeopardy. Very clearly someone is not telling the truth."

09:27

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Railas Big Referendum Gamble and Aftershocks of His Deal with Uhuru
SUNDAY OCTOBER 14 2018
Kenya Daily Nation

President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and Opposition leader Raila Odinga welcome each other at Joseph Kamaru's funeral service at Muthithi Secondary School in Murang'a on October 11, 2018. PHOTO | PSCU

In Summary
Speaking on Thursday during the burial of popular musician Joseph Kamaru in Murang'a County, Mr Odinga gave an analogy of his handshake goal.
He said his trip to the Biblical Canaan had briefly been halted by crocodiles on the banks of River Jordan.
He had accordingly resorted to building a bridge to get all Kenyans, irrespective of political affiliation, across to the promised land.

By OSCAR OBONYO

A handshake is an ordinary gesture of friendship but, in politics, it also denotes a break from past political hostilities.

For Raila Amolo Odinga, the handshake has, over the decades, also signalled a political game-changer, which is why pundits are asking will his handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta on March 9 similarly alter Kenyas political landscape?

Over the decades, Mr Odinga has used the handshake with political rivals to re-engineer himself politically. This time round, he has warmed up to Mr Kenyatta, with whom he has twice fought vicious battles at the ballot for the presidency first in 2013 and again in 2017.

ACROBATICS

Handshakes occasionally drive constitutional changes and debate is ongoing over an anticipated referendum.

Speaking on Friday at a function in Bungoma County attended by Deputy President William Ruto, Ford-Kenya leader Moses Wetangula pointed out that referendums should be an initiative of the people and not leaders who want to resurrect themselves politically.

The power of a handshake

Dr Edward Kisiangani also doubts Mr Odingas political acrobatics will this time round bear fruit: To begin with, he appears unclear on what he wants in the referendum. What we are seeing is a man who wants to put clauses in the...

09:24

To be or not to be an enhanced human "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Should there be any ethical or legal boundaries to technologies that enhance humans? I pondered this last week as I read an online article about the recent trials of upper-body exoskeletons by production line staff at Volkswagen and at Chrysler-Fiat. These lightweight wearable frames greatly reduce the physical strain of repetitive overhead assembly work, and will be an important industrial enhancement as workforces age.

We tend to think of medical advancement in terms of better cures for diseases and recovery from injury. Enhancement however goes beyond therapy, and extends us in ways that some may argue are unnatural. Some human enhancements are of course also pre-emptive therapeutic interventions. Vaccination is both an enhancement of our immune system, and a therapeutic intervention. However, in cases where there is little preventative justification, what degree of enhancement is acceptable?

We drink coffee expecting our work performance to improve. We accept non-elective operations, breast implants, orthodontic improvements and other interventions which improve our perception of ourselves. We generally accept such enhancements with little question. However devices and drugs that improve athletic performance can lead us to question their legitimacy.

09:23

AI can analyze changes in Earths magnetic field to predict quakes unprecedentedly early "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Researchers have revealed a radical new use of AI to predict earthquakes.

A team from Tokyo Metropolitan University have used machine-learning techniques to analyze tiny changes in geomagnetic fields.

These allow the system, to predict natural disaster far earlier than current methods.

09:22

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65 The Loop

Mr. Allen, who in 1975 set up with Bill Gates the company that became known as Microsoft, died Monday from complications of non-Hodgkins lymphoma in Seattle, according to a statement from his family.

Very sad.

Read this on The Loop

09:22

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

200 Schools Targeted in Exam Cheating Probe
MONDAY OCTOBER 15 2018
Kenya Daily Nation

Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed who has said that 222 schools are being monitored on suspicion of plotting to cheat in the forthcoming national exams. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

In Summary
Also under probe is a teacher said to have collected Sh90,000 from students as payment for examination materials.
The storage containers will have a double locking system and only sub-county directors of education and deputy county commissioners will have the keys.

By OUMA WANZALA

More than 200 schools are under investigations over plans to cheat in the national examinations, which begin next week, Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed said.

Also under probe is a teacher said to have collected Sh90,000 from students as payment for examination materials, she said, adding that the National Government will go for the assets of suspects involved in selling fake examination papers.

We have identified several examination cartels that have been behind the sale of fake papers to parents and candidates.

"I will engage my colleagues at the Ministry of Interior, National Treasury, the Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecutions to determine forensic means to deal with the proceeds accrued from this illegality. Culprits must be brought to book, Ms Mohamed said at the Kenya School of Government during a brief on the examinations.

SURVEILLANCE

She was accompanied by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi and Education Principal Secretary Bellio Kipsang and other officials.

So far, we have placed 30 examination centres under high dependency surveillance and 192 under amplified surveillance based on reported examination malpractice trends from 2015 to 2017, she said.

All examination containers will not be opened until the stipulated time, which is 5.30am. No centre should start distributing examination papers before the stipulated starting time.

"I will lead other senior government officials in the monitoring exercise to witness the opening...

09:21

PM Morrison speaks with Israel's PM Netanyahu on moving to Jerusalem "IndyWatch Feed National"

I spoke today with Australian PM @ScottMorrisonMP. He informed me that he is considering officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel & moving the Australian embassy to Jerusalem. Im very thankful to him for this. We will continue to strengthen ties between & ! Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu)...

09:20

#berlin #txl #tegel #airport #men #waiting #communication... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



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09:18

Purism Shares The Latest Librem 5 Smartphone Progress - Dev Kits Going Out Soon "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Purism has shared the latest details on their efforts to deliver the open-source Linux Librem 5 smartphone to market in 2019...

09:16

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Kenya Firefighters Work to Minimize Damage at Nairobi Airport
Africa News

Disaster management units in Kenyas capital Nairobi, are trying to put out a fire at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), privately-owned Standard Newspaper said on its website.

The cause of the fire which broke out at a fuel depot of Kenyas Pipeline Company on Monday afternoon is not yet known.

Airport officials said the fire has not caused any flight disruptions.

Only one lorry that was loading oil sediment at one of the oil terminals was affcted, according to the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet.

He added that the fire was extinguished with no further damage reported.

09:14

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Visit Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts in Florida and Georgia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Today President Trump and First Lady Melania visit Florida and Georgia to talk to residents and recovery workers in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. .

09:12

Now with twice as many grandbaby pictures! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I may have to rename the blog, since doubling the number of grandchildren means this is more aptly named Grandkids and Spiders. Or Spiders and Grandkids? Maybe it depends on which I see more of.

Iliana Myers Hughart

09:10

Cops Attack Cancer Patient, Beat Him to a Pulp, Dump Him at the Hospital "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Cops Attack Cancer Patient, Beat Him to a Pulp, Dump Him at the Hospital By Matt Agorist The Free Thought Project TDC Note With TFTP and Rachel Blevins both being victims of the latest round of censorship and...

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09:09

Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council Statement on Proud Boy Attack "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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A statement from the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council (MACC) on the recent outburst of Proud Boys violence, posturing by politicians, and actions of the police.

This past Friday, a group of 30 Proud Boysmembers of a violent,  self-proclaimed Western chauvinist fascist organization led by Gavin McInnessurrounded and violently attacked several of our comrades while they lay on the sidewalk on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. During this attack, more than one Proud Boy shouted the homophobic slur faggot at the people they repeatedly stomped on and punched. In response to this textbook example of assault as a hate crime, the dozens of cops present proceeded to pat the Proud Boys on the shoulders to let them know that the cameras had had their fill. By the end of the night, no Proud Boys were arrested, and several anti-fascist protesters were hauled away in handcuffs. Infuriating? Yes. Surprising? No.

Due to some windows getting smashed and some circle As being spray-painted on the Metropolitan Republican Clubs doors, the police were on high alert for any anti-fascist or anti-authoritarian activity on the night of the assault. Effectively, if a person was there to protest the Republican Clubs sponsored reenactment of an ultra-nationalist disemboweling a socialist, they were automatically on NYPDs radar as a suspect of the previous nights property damage. So, when a mob of attendees of the Republican Clubs event began stomping on anti-fascist protesters and screaming homophobic slurs after exiting the assassination celebration, the cops did what they were told: keep an eye on the people in all black, and make sure the people leaving the Republican Club get out safely.

Ultimately, the Metropolitan Republican Club, the NYPD, and the Proud Boys all have the same objective: maintain the status quo, whether it be with racialized economic policies or plastic samurai swords. The Proud Boys are...

09:09

Remembering Vietnam:Veterans Day at the National Archives "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Remembering Vietnam-Veterans Day Event and Celebration to be Held at the National Archives WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 15, 2018) The National Archives and National Archives Foundation today announced that former Secretary of Defense, U.S. Senator and decorated Vietnam veteran Chuck Hagel will speak at the National Archives on Nov. 14, 2018 at 2 p.m. as []