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Wednesday, 11 July

03:03

More 200 dead or missing, as historic rainfall leaves authorities in a state of confusion, Japan "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

More than 149 people have died and 59 are still missing 5 days after the onset of the worst rainfall Japan has seen in at least 35 years. Highlights: Record rainfall was recorded at 118 official observations posts in the 72 hours to Sunday, July 8. The city of...... Read more

00:30

Apple releases security updates, adds new privacy protection for iOS users "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Apple has released new versions of its many operating systems and software products, with fixes for a wide variety of vulnerabilities. The iOS update also comes with USB Restricted Mode, a new security feature that will protect users iPhones and iPads from being accessed by law enforcement with software cracking tools like GrayKey. iOS USB Restricted Mode USB Restricted Mode was first introduced in iOS 12 beta, but apparently Apple has decided that the feature More

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Tuesday, 10 July

22:15

How to allocate budget for a well-rounded cybersecurity portfolio "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Getting the C-levels to approve an IT security budget is probably one of the most difficult and exasperating tasks that security professionals and IT managers have to do each year. Information security doesnt contribute directly to the bottom line in most companies and management often views it as a cost. Thats why its essential for infosec professionals and IT managers to allocate the budget they do get as effectively as possible. What should a well-rounded More

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22:10

One year on: It will be a long journey for Mosul to recover "IndyWatch Feed War"

A year after the military defeat of Daesh in Mosul, the UK remains committed to Iraq's reconstruction

22:00

Businesses collect more data than they can handle, only half know where sensitive data is stored "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With pressure to ensure consumer data is protected mounting, Gemalto today released the results of a global study which reveals that 65% are unable to analyze all the data they collect and only 54% of companies know where all of their sensitive data is stored. Compounding this uncertainty, more than two thirds of organizations (68%) admit they dont carry out all the procedures in line with data protection laws such as GDPR. These are just More

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21:53

Strange Sonic Attacks Against Diplomats Reach Epic Proportions "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mac Slavo
July 9th, 2018
SHTFplan.com
The bizarre sonic attacks against diplomats began in Cuba, but have now spread to other countries with over 200 illnesses reported. It all started in the fall of 2016 when diplomats at the United States Embassy in Cuba reported some hearing loss and mild brain damage after hearing unusual and puzzling sounds.
SHTFPlan originally detailed the symptoms experienced by US diplomats in Cuba back in September of 2017.
Several of the affected diplomats were recent arrivals at the embassy, which reopened in 2015 as part of Barack Obamas reestablishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba. The Daily Mail reported that one diplomat described being jolted awake in a Havana hotel room by a grinding, blaring cacophony. When he moved a few feet across the room, the noise stopped. When he got back into bed, the...

21:53

Witness Will Identify Two Seth Rich Killers, 2311b "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This is a paid sponsorship by: - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: BillStill.StemCellintern.com Good morning, Im still reporting on: Witness Will Identify Two Seth Rich Killers, 2311b Synopsis: In what could be a significant break in the nearly 2-year-old Seth Rich murder mystery; tomorrow at 1 pm on the west bank of the Potomac river, a press conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn Key Bridge where a credible witness will reveal the identity of the two men who he believes murdered DNC Voter Expansion Data Director, Seth Rich on July 10, 2016 in the early morning hours near his home less than 2 miles directly north of the U.S. Capitol. The two men both work as investigators for the Federal government, one who works as an agent for the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration), the other is currently an ATF agent (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives). According to whom? According to Washington-based attorney Jack Burkman in an interview just published by the Gateway Pundit. Burkman has offered a $130,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Seth Richs killer or killers. Rich was shot twice in the back. The police said robbery was the motive, however, Richs wallet with money and credit cards in it was not touched. Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeLikeAGenius.com - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: BillStill.StemCellintern.com Patriot Flashlight; www.PatriotFlashlight.com -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the ho...

21:53

Here Comes Hillary Again???, 2312 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This is a paid sponsorship by: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Good evening, Im still reporting on: Here Comes Hillary Again???, 2312 Synopsis: This morning Fox brought on Michael Goodwin a New York Post columnist who follows Hillary Clinton. He had some startling news for America: Hillary Clinton is putting together a shell campaign committee to be prepared to run against President Trump in 2020. Im guessing here, but my best guess is that Hillary has seen that among a sizeable percentage of the left, Hillary is miles ahead of any other Democrat on the horizon to run against Trump. Democrats feel that Hillary was somehow cheated out of the nomination probably by that evil Electoral College system. Nevermind if its a ridiculous argument, its the best theyve got. Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeLikeAGenius.com - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: BillStill.StemCellintern.com Patriot Flashlight; www.PatriotFlashlight.com -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillStill http://billstills.blogspot.in/ https://twitter.com/billstill https://www.facebook.com/TheStillReport https://www.pinterest.com/billstills/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/billstill http://billstills.tumblr.com/ https://billstills.wordpress.com/ https://www.diigo.com/profile/billstill https://www.reddit.com/user/billstills/...

21:52

Is the epithet 'baby-killer' due for a comeback? "IndyWatch Feed World"

For the raging left of America, it was just another day, another couple of incidents - one on CNN, one in a San Antonio Whataburger. In both cases, the person attacked was put on the defensive. Shocked by the intensity of the assault and the seeming impunity of the attacker, both victims could do little but search vainly for a comeback. It may be time to change strategy, but more on that in a minute. In San Antonio, two teens were peaceably eating burgers and minding their own business at a Whataburger. As captured on video, 30-year-old Kino Jimenez snatched the MAGA hat off the head of the one teen, grabbed the kid's drink, and threw it in his face.

21:51

Government 'sacks' doctor who says gender given at birth "IndyWatch Feed World"

A doctor has been "sacked" as a medical assessor for a government department after refusing to renounce his Christian belief that gender is determined at birth, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal. Dr David Mackereth has worked for 26 years as an NHS doctor but was told he could not be employed as a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) disability assessor if he refused to identify patients as being of a sex that they did not see themselves as. The 55-year-old father of four believes sex is genetic and biological, so established at birth. Comment: That is not a 'belief'. It's a fact based in scientific evidence. He now claims his right to freedom of speech has been denied and he has been classed "unfit" to work for the department because of his religious convictions. And, the medic from Dudley in the West Midlands fears many other professional people of faith could also be dismissed simply for holding opinions about gender that are "centuries old".

21:50

Netflix: Trashy Non-Comedian Michelle Wolf: God Bless Abortions "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Netflix: Trashy Non-Comedian Michelle Wolf: God Bless Abortions by Tim Brown Freedom Outpost Netflixs modus operandi is no different than what National Public Radio (NPR) and the PBS television network have been doing for decades luring their audience...

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21:46

Zoo's to install checkpoints, search visitors and bags "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


The never-ending push to turn every public venue into an extension of the Police State is now moving to zoo's.

Their justification, public safety of course.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo wants to install checkpoints, metal detectors, bag searches and much more.

Last month the Smithsonian sent a security proposal to the National Capital Planning Commission detailing their plans to turn the zoo into a TSA-style checkpoint.

"These security checkpoints would consist of permanent pavilions, each with several controlled guard posts, security screening magnetometers and areas for bag searches comparable to the security provided at Smithsonian museums on the National Mall." 

Zoo's to create bus passenger checkpoints 

The National Zoo also wants to create bus passenger checkpoints.

"The bus lot drop-off checkpoint will consolidate several existing entry points into one. It not only needs to serve large visitor groups from buses, but also accommodate large zoo tractor trailers, service, and emergency vehicles entering the Zoo. This visitor control and security checkpoint requires an open pavilion to protect two screening areas with magnetometers, and booths equipped with electrical and data connections."

The zoo will join other museums and cemeteries using TSA-style security.

"At some museums, such as the Air and Space, African American History and Culture, American History, Natural History, Postal, and American Indian Museums, visitors are required to walk through a metal detector. Those who are unable to go through the metal detector will be hand-screened with an electronic wand by security personnel. Bag checks will be conducted via an x-ray machine at the Air and Space, African American History and Culture, and Postal Museum. At all other museums, bags will...

21:46

Philippines Duterte sees lowest rating since becoming president: survey "IndyWatch Feed War"

Satisfaction in Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte fell to the lowest of his presidency since coming into office in 2016, an independent survey showed on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte 

Net satisfaction, used by pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) as a rating of the presidents performance, was down 11 points from the first quarter to 45 in the survey of 1,200 Filipinos conducted in the last week of June.

It was the presidents lowest rating in eight surveys taken since 2016. In the first quarter of this year, Dutertes rating slipped to 56 percent from 58 percent in December 2017.

The president was unfazed by the drop in his ratings.

I dont care, it does not interest me at all, Duterte told a news conference north of Manila.

The survey was taken during the week when Duterte attacked the Catholic Church and called God stupid after bishops and priests criticized the killing of drug suspects in the governments anti-narcotics campaign.

It was an unnecessary remark, it really affected his ratings, said analyst Earl Parreno of the Institute of Political and Electoral Reforms.

The rising prices and unemployment also had an impact, but this is only temporary. He has to repair his relations with the bishops and rebuild his image, Parreno said.

Duterte met with the head of the Catholic Bishops group on Monday, promising to refrain from attacking the Church.

The SWS survey did not ask respondents to explain their rating for Duterte, who took office in June 2016. Duterte had enjoyed high satisfaction ratings since coming to office, peaking at 66 in June 2017.

Based on the SWS methodology for satisfaction ratings, a score of 70 and above is considered excellent, 50 to 69 is very good, 30-49 good and 10-29 moderate.

Reuters

Reporting By Manuel Mogato; Editing by Darren Schuettler

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21:45

Is Windows ShimCache a threat hunting goldmine? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Enterprise-wide threat hunting sounds like a daunting task and for inexperienced forensic analysts it certainly can be. However, there are various techniques that can be used to provide the most bang for your buck and start producing results quickly. This article, will focus on how to leverage a computers Windows Application Compatibility Cache, a.k.a. ShimCache, and discuss the benefits in doing so, given the wealth of information that can be stored within such a small More

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21:39

Dr Joseph Farrell on Scalar Waves, Quantum Mechanics, Faster than Light, Ancient Texts, War of Gods "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

Part 2: https://www.thecosmicswitchboard.com/...Dr. Joseph P. Farrell discusses the Ancient Cosmic War which was a Civil War between rival factions of an advanced Extraterrestrial Civilization. This war occurred millions of years ago and was of extremely long duration. In Part 1 Dr. Farrell talks about the evidence for his Cosmic War hypothesis and the scientific basis for it. He also talks about some of the main players in this war and what names they were referred to in ancient times. Dr. Farrell's website is https://gizadeathstar.com/ In part 2 Dr. Farrell talks about the Planet Busting Weaponry, Mars, Advanced German Weapons systems, the looting of the Baghdad Museum and recent deployment of advanced weaponry similar to what was used in the Ancient Cosmic War.

21:37

Eight wounded and one killed as Iraqi police open fire on protesters near Basra oilfields "IndyWatch Feed World"

Iraqi police opened fire to disperse dozens of protesters near the southern oil hub of Basra on Sunday as they demonstrated against a shortage of jobs, electricity, water and other basic services, police and local officials said. Police sources said eight protesters were wounded in the shooting while a local mayor said one demonstrator was killed and three were wounded. "Protesters were only making fair demands for jobs and better basic services but police opened fire and killed one protester," said Yaseen al-Battat, a local mayor from the Imam Sadiq area where the protesters were.

21:36

George Clooney hurt in Italian scooter crash: media "IndyWatch Feed War"

Hollywood star George Clooney was treated in hospital on Tuesday for minor injuries after a scooter accident in Sardinia, the Italian news agency AGI reported.

The Oceans Eleven actor hurt his leg when a Mercedes car allegedly turned without giving right of way and collided with his scooter, AGI said.

Clooney, 57, was reportedly thrown from his two-wheeler onto the windscreen of the vehicle.

AFP/File | US actor George Clooney reportedly suffered minor injuries to his leg

The crash took place in Costa Corallina in the islands northeast at around 8am (0600 GMT).

The car driver called an ambulance which took Clooney to hospital, AGI added.

The American is on location in Sardinia to film a new mini-series Catch 22.

AGI said part of the road was closed following the incident.

Police told AFP they were unable to comment while operations related to the crash were still under way.

AGI reported that Clooney was later discharged from hospital and advised to rest for a few days.

AFP

21:35

Grass! (Formerly GMO) -more "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The field of hay is coming up nicely, and I thought Id shoot a picture of it for you.

But then I noticed something was moving, fairly slowly, fairly near me. When I realized what it was, I got out of the truck and went over with my phone set on camera.

Years ago I got to watch a dog get a faceful of quills (a sad experience for all!) and I can tell you its a myth that they can shoot quills. What they can do is spin very quickly, and whap stuff with the edge of their tail. Youll notice the predominance of quills along the edge? Its quite a weapon.

I assume thats all controlled by erector pilii muscles when I got near him the entire shape of his quill-deployment changed into that weird belly-band, as he spread the quills for maximum deterrence.

Porcupines are not very bright and not very fast. He kept trying to leave but I could easily head him off and take more pictures. I did not interfere with him long, we were both tired and had somewhere else to be.

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Look how tall the hay is getting thats 2 weeks of growth!

21:35

A year after defeating IS, Iraqi government must offer a national vision "IndyWatch Feed War"

Iraq has achieved some measure of stability in the first year after the defeat of IS, but political and security problems persist

21:31

Bodies of 45 African migrants, including seven women, recovered off coast of Morocco "IndyWatch Feed World"

On Sunday, Moroccan authorities recovered the bodies of 45 illegal migrants carried by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Larache city, located in the North of Morocco. An official in Tangier, northernmost of Morocco, told Anadolu Agency that, "local authorities have been notified about bodies floating off the coast of Larache city." The Moroccan official, who preferred not to be named, added that, "specialized authorities acted immediately upon receipt of notice, and recovered the cadavers of 45 Africans, including seven women".

21:30

DefDog: Pawns in the Game by William Guy Carr Being Read by the Christian Alt Right "IndyWatch Feed War"

DefDog

ESSENTIAL READING: Pawns In The Game by William Guy Carr

Christian civic leagues should be non-partisan, and non-denominational. Their purpose should be to put God back into politics so we may establish government in accordance with His Plan for the rule of the universe as explained to us in The Scriptures and by Gods only Son Jesus Christ. Only then will his will be done here as it is in heaven. In my humble opinion, not until this is done will God intervene on our behalf and the words of The Lords Prayer be accomplished.

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21:30

Affordable Care Acts unexpected side affect: IOU to the IRS "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By design, many Americans were Grubered. From SF Gate: A $13,000 tax bill was the last thing Bill and Cathy Stapp expected when they signed up for Covered California health insurance in late 2013. The Stapps estimated that their combined Continue reading

21:30

21:30

Lukasz Dusza for The Gateway Pundit Wrap: Trump-Hating Texas Thug Gets his Comeuppance "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A violent liberal abused a teen Trump supporter at a Whataburger restaurant in Texas on the 4th of July.

The scumbag progressive hurled a full drink on the boy and his friends and stole his MAGA hat.

The thug Kino Jimenez was later arrested and fired.

This week Lukasz Dusza reports on the growing threats and violence against Trump supporters and conservatives in America.

This violence by the left has to stop!

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21:30

Sumo Logic: What can you learn from our approach to GDPR? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Sumo Logic was founded in 2010 by experts in log management, scalable systems, big data, and security. Today, their purpose-built, cloud-native service analyzes more than 100 petabytes of data, more than 16 million searches, and delivers 10s of millions of insights daily positioning Sumo among the most powerful machine data analytics services in the world. In this podcast, George Gerchow, CSO with Sumo Logic, talks about their approach to GDPR. Heres a transcript of More

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21:27

Michael Moore: "I Now Cry Every Day" "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Film maker Michael Moore recently appeared on "The Late Show" with Stephen Colbert and shared some very personal feelings about his despair regarding the rapid deterioration of the state of our nation.

21:26

US divorces Europe "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Europe is in the anticipation of NATO summit which will take place on June, 11-12 in Brussels. Before this meeting the Pentagon thoroughly analysed all allies' expenses on collective defence. It turned out that NATO members' defence budgets don't reflect real needs of the Alliance.

21:25

Serotonin Enhances Learning, not Just Mood, but Aspartame Suppresses Serotonin "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Dr. H.J. Roberts, author of " Aspartame Disease: An FDA Approved Epidemic: "A grandmother visited her 12 year old grandson. Having been 'a very bright child when 3 or 4 years old,' she was shocked to discover his learning disability. The response of his parents was disturbing. "They shrugged at my reprimand for allowing him to drink diet colas all day - even for breakfast, and these sodas are the cause of his problem."

21:25

For Peace With Putin, End America"s Pointless Wars "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The upcoming summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin is an overdue opportunity for the American presidents next bold peace initiative. It is time for the U.S. to stop its wasteful wars, and Russia can be a constructive partner to this end.

21:24

UK needs US and Russia more than the EU - But try telling Theresa May that "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pantomime season has clearly arrived early in the sleepy city of Salisbury. Can you believe the latest twist in the Skripal saga? Now two druggies have fallen ill after picking up a contaminated syringe or vial with the deadly (or not so deadly as it turns out) Novichok. Is it too cynical to suggest that this has happened at a rather fortuitous time for Theresa May, her crumbling government and her own political credibility? Despite her and Boris Johnson's best efforts, the World Cup has been a raging success in Russia and football fans, pundits and even the MSM have been singing Russia's praises. Despite the fear of the tabloid press and a selection of useful idiots in the House of Commons, led by Stephen Kinnock, the England team have gone and done brilliantly so far in the tournament. To cap it all, no babies or football hooligans have been eaten by the Russians either!

21:24

Shaun King Wins, with Removal of Lewd Racist San Bernardino County Deputy District Attorney "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

He said: "Being a loud-mouthed c-word in the ghetto you would think someone would have shot this b---h by now." Yeah. He said that. To be clear, he doesn't even deny it. He has a long history of being deeply bigoted and offensive online. Those are his words. Public employees, particularly ones who hold life and death in their hands with the justice system, should be held to an even higher standard!

21:23

Uighur children fall victim to China anti-terror drive "IndyWatch Feed War"

Thousands in Xinjiang placed in de facto orphanages after parents detained

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Ethnic Uighur children in the old town of Kashgar, in the far western Xinjiang province Getty

By Emily Feng in Kashgar, China

On a quiet street in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, a house lies empty, padlocked from the outside, the family who lived there gone.

The father was detained in February; three months later the mother was also taken away by authorities. They had allegedly shared extremist Islamist content on their mobile phones, family friends said.

Despite protests from relatives, two of their children, aged 18 and 15, were then detained and their younger two, aged seven and nine, were sent to a state welfare centre. The grandfather even wept, but the authorities would not let him keep his grandchildren, recalled an acquaintance.

The family had fallen foul of an anti-terror drive conducted by Beijing, which has forcibly separated families, sending thousands of children to de facto orphanages, according to Uighurs interviewed in China and abroad by the Financial Times.

As the Trump administration struggles to reunite migrants and their children forcibly separated at the US border, China has been separating families on a far larger scale as part of a rapidly intensifying security campaign. The campaign has put the region on lockdown, forbidding Uighurs from travelling and putting them under high-tech digital and physical surveillance.

Since 2016, China has been imprisoning Uighurs in extralegal detention centres in the name of combating terrorism. China denies that such centres exist, rejecting efforts by western countries to discuss Xinjiang, according to two diplomats.

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Police patrolling as Muslims leave the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar AFP

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The number of detentions has grown rapidly; in April, Laura Stone, the US acting deputy assistant secretary for east Asian and Pacific affairs, said the number of Uighurs detained was at the very least in the tens of thousands.

The widening scale of the detentions means it is increasingly common for entire extended families to be separated from their children. The younger children are then sent to child welfare guidance centres while older children...

21:23

Judge Jeanine & Nunes Trump Must Declassify, 2310 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This is a paid sponsorship by: - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeLikeAGenius.com Good morning, Im still reporting on: Judge Jeanine & Nunes Trump Must Declassify, 2310 Synopsis: Judge Jeanine & Nunes Trump Must Declassify, 2310 In unprecedented fashion, last night, Judge Jeanine gave up her opening monologue to interview Rep. Devin Nunes, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Ill interject at a couple of spots along the way. [insert] Whoah!!! Thats a pretty big slam from the judge. So whats going on here? I think whats happening is that all House members have to face re-election bids in just 5 months. Nunes has seen what the Clinton/Obama opposition research team did this week to Jim Jordan. With Bob Goodlatte of Virginia and Trey Gowdy of South Carolina retiring this year, Jim Jordan and Devin Nunes are the two highest profile figures in the house trying to rout out the coup plotters. In other words the anti-coup leadership will be cut in half. I suspect that they have decided that from a strategic point of view, they cant even go to contempt of Congress because it would give the Democrats a good issue to bring up repeatedly. Now, Jim Jordan and Devin Nunes are in relatively safe districts, but there are others that are more on the border line, and giving the radical Democrats something to run with would be a risk not worth taking Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeLikeAGenius.com - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: BillStill.StemCellintern.com Patriot Flashlight; www.PatriotFlashlight.com -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the...

21:23

Patent Trolls Rally/Advertise Thomas Massies Bill to Abolish PTAB and Promote Software Patents in the US "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Adding to existing injustices

Bayh-Dole
Full paper [PDF]

Summary: Vocal patent maximalists (or think tanks of the litigation industry) want us to think that the US is too restrictive when it comes to patents (the opposite is true) and tries to change the law so as to plague/saturate the system with patent lawsuits they stand to gain from at the expense of practicing companies

THE patent maximalists want the unreasonable. They want to turn whats public into private monopolies (e.g. publicly-funded research into patents) and then enjoy immunity from the Patent Trial and Appeal Boards (PTAB) inter partes reviews (IPRs), even when such private monopolies get traded away with patent trolls that sooner or later tax the public.

They want to turn whats public into private monopolies (e.g. publicly-funded research into patents) and then enjoy immunity from the Patent Trial and Appeal Boards (PTAB) inter partes reviews (IPRs), even when such private monopolies get traded away with patent trolls that sooner or later tax the public.Moreover, the patent maximalists want to make companies accountable abroad (outside the US) for infringement of US patents as judged by US courts, as per Western Geco v Ion (see our remarks on this decision). The patent maximalists are to science what the NRA is to public safety. IPO now celebrates Western Geco v Ion in a new IPO Webinar on Damages. IPOs aggressive lobbying for software patents has been covered here many times before; notice this webinars leaders; Microsofts former Bart Eppenauer (now Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP) is among them.

What bothers us even more is the vanity of patent maximalists, who insist that they should be writing everybodys laws so as to enrich patent maximalists. This is corruption, but they rely on proxies like politicians and pressure groups. Mind Watchtrolls latest headline, speaking about needing to &#822...

21:21

Placebo News "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Not only do placebos sometimes work as well as "real" drugs, they sometimes cause just as many side effects.

21:20

Crypto scammers on Twitter exploiting Thai Cave rescue "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Crypto scammers on Twitter exploiting Thai Cave rescue

Time and time again, crypto scammers are creating accounts in the names of known Twitter users and using devious tricks to fool their followers into believing they are reading a genuine message from the likes of Elon Musk.

21:20

Today's Place to Daydream about: Ljubljana "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia, a nation of two million people nestled into the foothills of the Alps where Italy, Switzerland, and the Adriatic Sea meet.

Ljubljana has about 290,000 people itself. It came to my attention because National Geographic suggested visiting, partly because it is "the most sustainable city in the world." The Times praises its "car-free center, historic architecture, lots of green space and riverbanks lined with cafes, pubs and boutiques."


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21:20

Netanyahu seeks alliance with Eastern Europe to block EU's support for Palestine and Iran "IndyWatch Feed World"

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is working to get closer to countries in Central and Eastern Europe. In so doing the Israeli prime minister is seeking to form a pro-Israel alternative to the European Union, which includes countries that traditionally supported Israel but criticized its settlement policy in Palestinian occupied territories. Netanyahu officially launched his plan a year ago, last July, when he was speaking at a meeting in Budapest, which included the Prime Ministers of Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. At the time, it was not clear whether it was intended or deliberate that the microphone remained open in the presence of journalists before cutting it off, according to a report published by Haaretz on Sunday. Netanyahu told the leaders of the four countries meeting in Budapest that, "In order to provide Israel with technology, the European Union is the only international organization that requires political considerations. We have special relations with China apart from the interference of any political issue. Indian Prime Minister, Narendura, told me that the interests of India are top priority to him. Also, Russia and Africa do not set any political conditions, only the EU does. This is irrational and contradicts the European interests".

21:17

British anti-ISIS fighters against Islamophobia "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

We Met The British Right-Wing Bigot Trump Retweeted (HBO)

29 November 2017

Donald Trump has made what could be his most controversial tweets yet and thats saying something.

The Twitter fanatic, who is also President of the United States, hit the retweet button early Wednesday, circulating three tweets from extreme-right group Britain First.

The tweets, from the groups deputy leader Jayda Fransen, show unverified videos with the titles: Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!, Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!, and Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!. Jayda Fransen has already been convicted of hate crimes in the UK, and is facing more charges.

British Prime Minister Theresa May is currently in Iraq, but a spokesman for Downing Street said it was wrong for President Trump to have retweeted Fransen. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended the tweets, saying: Whether its a real video, the threat is real and that is what the president is talking about.

Britain First was launched in 2011 by former members of a failed nationalist political party [the neonazi BNP]. Its mainly known for its flag-waving marches and publicity...

21:17

Israeli police question Netanyahu again over alleged telecoms corruption "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Prime Minister has been plagued by multiple allegations, which have snowballed into three separate criminal investigations

21:15

Base Metals Breakdowns Are Imposing Omens "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Base Metals Breakdowns Are Imposing Omens by Michael Ballanger The AU Report Sector expert Michael Ballanger discusses breakdowns in base metals markets and his current views on the status of cryptocurrencies. Since I covered gold and silver on Wednesday,...

The post Base Metals Breakdowns Are Imposing Omens appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:15

9/11 Reference Document (2015): Meet Ashton Carter, Rothschild Agent? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Americans are likely to be confused by the actions being taken by the U.S. military in Syria. Why has the United States waged a covert and illegal war against the government of Syria for more than four years, a war that has resulted in 250,000 deaths and 11 million people forced to leave their homes? What American national interest is being served by arming and supporting anti-government rebels and mercenary forces trying to overthrow the elected leader of Syria? Who is behind the U.S. military intervention in Syria?

MEET ASHTON CARTER: Ashton Carter The Rothschild Agent Running the Pentagon

Ed Jewett

October 30, 2015 reprinted by permission of the author.

PDF (19 Pages): Ashton Carter The Rothschild Agent Running the Pentagon

21:13

Russian Progress Spacecraft Completes Fastest-Ever Trip to the International Space Station "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Progress freighter completes fastest-ever trip to International Space Station

A Russian Progress resupply and refueling craft launched Monday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, riding a Soyuz booster into orbit on a perfectly-timed departure that set the stage for an on-target docking with the International Space Station less than four hours later.

[...] A series of thruster firings by the Progress spaceship began in the first hour of the mission, with a major rocket burn around 44 minutes after liftoff to begin adjusting its orbit to match the path of the space station. The freighter completed an automated radar-guided link-up with the station's Pirs docking compartment at 0131 GMT Tuesday (9:31 p.m. EDT Monday), less than four hours after blastoff from Kazakhstan, and around eight minutes ahead of schedule.

[...] The two-orbit rendezvous was made possible by timing the Soyuz rocket's launch to an instant just before the space station sailed over the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

At the time of liftoff, the space station was orbiting over a point around 370 miles (595 kilometers) southwest of Baikonur. By the time the Progress supply ship reached orbit, the station was orbiting around 1,004 miles (1,615 kilometers) ahead of the cargo craft. All missions to the space station lift off as Earth's rotation brings the launch pad under the orbiting lab's ground track, but the outpost is usually located over a different part of the planet, forcing the visiting cargo or crew capsule to close a greater distance before docking.

Also at NASASpaceFlight.


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21:12

US, Vietnam to Cooperate on Freedom of Navigation in Disputed South China Sea "IndyWatch Feed War"

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, meets with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, right, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hanoi, Vietnam, July 9, 2018
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, meets with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, right, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hanoi, Vietnam, July 9, 2018
The U.S. top diplomat reaffirmed Americas commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region during his first trip to Vietnam, saying Washington and Hanoi will work together to uphold freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo concluded his first trip to Vietnam as the top U.S. diplomat on Monday.

The United States is dedicated to an Indo-Pacific region with strong, independent nations who respect each others sovereignty, uphold the rule of law, and advance responsible commerce, said Pompeo at a business community reception in Hanoi.

In contrast with others in the region, added Pompeo, the United States actions are not guided by raw economic self-interest alone Instead, Pompeo told the group the U.S. is working to build partnerships to deal with regional concerns over Chinas militarization and reclamation of features in the disputed South China Sea.

Both sides welcomed cooperation to uphold the freedom of navigation and overflight, with Vietnamese leaders welcoming a strong U.S. role in ensuring stability in the South China Sea, said State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert on Monday after Pompeo met with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

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21:04

Heres how fluoride destroys your health in obvious, and not so obvious, ways "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Image: Heres how fluoride destroys your health in obvious, and not so obvious, ways(Natural News) Few people realize just how far-reaching the effects of long-term exposure to fluoride can be. Dental fluorosis may be the most obvious manifestation of fluoride damage as it discolors and pits peoples teeth, but much of the other harm it causes is not as easy to see and is often blamed on something else. Heres a look at a few of the ways in which fluoride destroys your health.
Cognitive and IQ problems
Many people feel fluoridated water is a big reason for the general dumbing down of society weve seen in recent years. It makes sense when you consider that fluoride is a neurotoxin and 50 human studies have linked exposure to it with lower intelligence.
It affects people of all ages, with fetal brain development also suffering from fluoride exposure. One study from Harvard Medical School linked elevated levels of fluoride to lowered IQs in children. Other studies have found that it can cause memory impairments and even brain damage.
Higher risk of heart disease
Because so much fluoride accumulate...

21:04

The Future of Money- Chris Kitze-CSS Hour 1 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

 

Recently, I interviewed Chris Kitze about the state of money, in particular, cryptocurrency. During the interview, Chris made a bold statement in which he said the future of money is going be one of decentralization. The Deep State is trying to control everything we see, read and hear, but they cannot control cryptocurrency. This is a fast moving, very intriguing interview.

 

The post The Future of Money- Chris Kitze-CSS Hour 1 appeared first on Dave Hodges - The Common Sense Show.

21:02

Assad, aided by Russia, poised to snuff out cradle of revolt "IndyWatch Feed War"

President Bashar al-Assad is poised to snuff out the Syrian rebellion in the place it first began more than seven years ago, as rebels in Deraa city enter talks with his Russian allies on withdrawing or accepting a return of state authority.

Government forces backed by Russia have seized most of Deraa province in the campaign that got underway last month and on Monday encircled rebel-held parts of Deraa city and seized the entire Jordanian frontier that was once in opposition hands.

Assad, whose control was once reduced to a fraction of Syria, now holds the largest chunk of the country with crucial help from his Russian and Iranian allies.

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FILE photo Debris from shelling in Arbin, in the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta. Credit Abdulmonam Eassa/Agence France-Presse Getty Images

Deraa was the scene of the first anti-Assad protests that spiraled into a war now estimated to have killed half a million people. The conflict has driven over 11 million people from their homes, with some 5.6 million Syrian refugees in neighboring states alone and many more in Europe.

Rebels holed up in part of Deraa city are due to hold talks with Russian officers on Tuesday, a spokesman for the rebels, Abu Shaimaa, said. Some are seeking evacuation to opposition-held areas of the north while others are negotiating to remain as a local security force, he said.

Today there is a session with the Russians over the forced displacement, he said in a text message, referring to the expected evacuation of a yet-to-determined number of rebels to opposition areas of the northwest at the border with Turkey.

AFP | A Jordanian soldier keeps watch along the border with Syria on July 2, 2018

A pro-Syrian government newspaper, al-Watan, said the coming hours will be decisive on the level of ending the chapter of terrorism in Deraa city.

As Assad pushes for outright military victory, there seems little hope of a negotiated peace settlement to the conflict.

The north and much...

21:02

Advocates Fight Voter Suppression Measures by Helping Citizens Get Voter IDs "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Legislation counteracting voter ID laws is too slow so voting rights advocates are taking matters into their own hands. Organizations like Spread the Vote and VoteRiders have been providing practical if labor-intensive ways of getting identification into the hands of voters who need it.

Neither VoteRiders nor Spread the Vote provide identification directly. Rather, both organizations facilitate the process of acquiring government-issued ID by assisting people through the tangle of bureaucracy.

The Down and Dirty

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Getting voters adequate identification requires manpower  and it isnt easy.

Finding voters takes time. Government-issued IDs require significant documentation, including birth certificates, Social Security cards, and proof of residency. Access to these documents isnt always obvious or straightforward.

Moreover, the bureaucracy is less than flexible. Calvin says 57 percent of the people whom she works to obtain ID lack birth certificates and to get a birth certificate from vital records, you need an ID.

For homeless people, proving residency is extremely difficult. Moreover, details like a misspelled name can hold up the process for months.

Both Spread the Vote and VoteRiders locate individuals who need ID through partnering with other organizations like food banks, homeless shelters, schools, and voter registration groups....

21:00

Witness Will Identify Two Seth Rich Killers (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Witness Will Identify Two Seth Rich Killers Video Bill Still In what could be a significant break in the nearly 2-year-old Seth Rich murder mystery; tomorrow at 1 pm on the west bank of the Potomac river, a press...

The post Witness Will Identify Two Seth Rich Killers (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:00

Abbas defiant, wont stop payments to jihad terrorists "IndyWatch Feed War"

The jihad always comes first, and must not be halted, but the West pays little or no heed to its ideological foundations, and so consistently misunderstands and misdiagnoses the problem. Defiant Abbas says he wont halt stipends to terrorists, Times of Israel, July 9, 2018: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday that he will []

21:00

3D Printed Arduino Bot is Limbo Master "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

As if we didnt have enough to worry about in regards to the coming robot uprising, [Ali Aslam] of Potent Printables has recently wrapped up work on a 3D printed robot that can flatten itself down to the point it can fit under doors and other tight spaces. Based on research done at UC Berkeley, this robot is built entirely from printed parts and off the shelf hardware, so anyone can have their own little slice of Skynet.

On display at East Coast RepRap Festival

The key to the design are the folding wings which allow the robot to raise and lower itself on command. This not only helps it navigate tight spaces, but also gives it considerable all-terrain capability when its riding high. Rather than wheels or tracks, the design uses six rotors which look more like propellers than something youd expect to find on a ground vehicle. These rotors work at the extreme angles necessary when the robot has lowered itself, and allow it to step over obstructions when they&#8217...

20:57

Israeli president says as long as Hamas is in power Gaza will not be allowed to be rebuilt "IndyWatch Feed World"

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has pledged that the Gaza Strip will not be rebuilt so long as Hamas governs the besieged enclave, Shehab.ps reported yesterday. "Israel was and has remained the only actor in the region that conveys basic staples for the welfare of the residents of Gaza," the Times of Israel reported Rivlin saying at a ceremony in honour of Israeli soldiers killed during Israel's 2014 assault on the Gaza Strip. Comment: Is he drunk? Israel has killed at least 134 innocent civilians and injured 14,000 since the spring: Palestinians perform Dabke during 14th weekly Gaza protest amid live bullet fire and tear gas, two protesters killed & 400 injured'Extremely violent riots': 2 killed, 310 injured and Israeli drone shot down in latest Gaza clashes

20:55

Survivors of deadly Japan floods face uncertain future "IndyWatch Feed War"

As Tomie Takebe looked at the ruins of her flood-ravaged home in the Japanese town of Kurashiki, she struggled to say whether she would ever live there again.

Record rainfall that unleashed devastating floods and landslides has killed at least 156 people in Japan, and many of those who survived face an uncertain future in homes and towns transformed beyond recognition.

Takebe, 67, was in the Mabi district of Kurashiki in Okayama prefecture, which was partially engulfed by flooding that has now receded, leaving a thick layer of silt as a sign of where the water once was.

I dont know what to say, she said, as she looked at the damage to her two storey home, its contents jumbled together and caked in mud.

JIJI PRESS/AFP | Record rainfall that unleashed devastating floods and landslides has killed at least 156 people in Japan, and many of those who survived face an uncertain future in homes and towns transformed beyond recognition

My fridge, everything Its all covered in mud, she said, as relatives helped her bring items outside.

She moved around trying to work out how to clean up, but with no running water or electricity, the task seemed impossible.

And with her life turned upside-down, thinking much further ahead was a struggle.

Maybe Ill move and live with my sister in Osaka, she said.

But Im not sure. Im focusing on cleaning the house for now. Ill think about the future later.

Rumours of looters

Emotions were running high throughout the tight-knit community, where some neighbours kept in touch with each other during the disaster, messaging constantly to check on each others safety.

Rumours circulated about looters or thieves targeting homes, and residents shouted at some outsiders as they moved around the neighbourhood.

On a main road, work crews had moved debris to either side of the street, lining the road with a trail of crushed and toppled cars and fallen trees.

Streams of water were still flowing like shallow rivers in some area, and everywhere there was mud left behind by the floodwater.

On one road, convenience store workers dumped expired drinks into a drain, while nearby a fish lay on its side, drying in the sun.

Hirotoshi Ohta, 50, a construction worker, was at work and said the company had lost more than a dozen trucks to the floods.

The firm had sent out some of its remaining concrete mixer trucks to bring ground water into the area to help the clean-up work.

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20:55

Saudi Arabia and UAE Return to Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The 17-year old Afghan war is entering a new phase, as the Pentagon co-opts as allies the two Gulf Arab states that used to be the Taliban regimes friend, guide and philosopher in the 1990s.

20:53

Rebel attack in northwest Syria kills 27 government fighters: Observatory "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Pro-Assad forces reportedly driven out of a number of observation posts in village of Al-Ateira - a rare victory following rebels's defeat in Daraa

20:50

Syrian Air Force Intercepts Israeli Missile Attack On Homs, Hitting One Jet "IndyWatch Feed War"

Army air defense intercepts Israeli missiles on T-4 airport, downs many of them

Homs, SANA- The army air defense on Sunday evening confronted an Israeli aggression on T-4 Airport in Homs countryside.

A military source told SANA that the army air defense downed a number of missiles which targetedT-4 airport and hit one of the attacking warplanes, forcing the others to leave the airspace.

The Israeli aggression came in coincidence with the successive defeats of terrorists in Daraa where the Syrian Arab Army is carrying out a wide-scaled military operation against terrorist groups from about 15 days.

The army has been able to liberate scores of villages and towns and it has forced the armed groups in other areas to surrender and hand over their weapons and ammunition.

R. Jazaeri/Ghossoun

20:49

Don't let the garage door hit you "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

And so, it has come to an end, as obnoxiously as it began: with a short press release, in which the leader and owner of the Opportunities Parties declared the organisation disbanded and bid a fond farewell to the voters, those morons. A lot has been said and written about the personalities involved the good, Geoff Simmons; the bad Gareth Morgan; the ugly, Sean Plunket and for good

20:46

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Zimbabwe on Track for Free, Fair Polls: SADC 
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Herald

Zimbabwe is on track for credible, free and fair elections as the pre-election environment has been peaceful while the majority of people are confident of the electoral processes, Sadc has said. The regional bloc said the run-up to the July 30 polls was conducive for credible elections.

This came out after a meeting between Acting Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Simon Khaya Moyo and Sadc ambassadors accredited to Zimbabwe in Harare yesterday.
The meeting was at the request of the envoys.

After the meeting, ambassadors from countries constituting the Sadc Troika were tasked with addressing the media.

Namibian Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mrs Balbina Daes Pienaar, whose country is the Sadc deputy chair, said the regional blocs technical teams were on the ground observing electoral processes.

As we are talking, election campaigns are in full swing around the country and it is important for us to be part of this process to observe how the election campaigns are being conducted, she said.

I can tell (you) together with my colleagues that the situation so far is very peaceful. Zimbabwe is a peaceful country and this can be seen. (There is) no violence so far and we are really happy that the run-up to the elections is quite encouraging. We believe that the elections will be free, fair and credible. We are committed to producing free, fair and credible elections. Our country observer missions will be arriving soon and I am sure latest by July 15 we should have a good group of observer missions.

Angolan Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Pedro Hendrik Vaal Neto, whose country chairs the Sadc Organ on Politics, Defence and Security, said the majority of Zimbabweans had confidence in the electoral process.

We have been observing how the process is going and we are pleased to see that all participants are interested in keeping the process totally peaceful and the commitment of the Government and institutions to have free and fair elections.

We believe there will be a lot of participation from the w...

20:45

ISIS Is Defeated? No Way. Look at These Attacks "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sure, Islamic State is on the decline in Syria and Iraq but dont let anyone tell you ISIS is defeated. The organization has killed dozens in 2018 across the Middle East and broader Muslim World. As this infographic shows its also been involved in attacks on American and French soil.

Major ISIS attacks in 2018

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20:45

Incrementum AG Says Golds Hardships Could Soon Be Over "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Incrementum AG Says Golds Hardships Could Soon Be Over From Birch Gold Group This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest news stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold has bottomed out and will soon...

The post Incrementum AG Says Golds Hardships Could Soon Be Over appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:38

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Punish Political Violence Perpetrators Severely: Malaba
10 JUL, 2018 - 00:07 
Daniel Nemukuyu
Senior Reporter
Zimbabwe Herald

Magistrates have been instructed by Chief Justice Luke Malaba to severely punish perpetrators of politically-motivated violence and intimidation to send the right message to would-be offenders, with a view to ensuring fair, peaceful and credible elections.

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) last month designated 57 magistrates to expeditiously handle cases of politically-motivated violence and intimidation in the countrys 10 provinces.

Last Friday, an additional group of 18 magistrates was gazetted, bringing to 75 the total number of magistrates for the special courts.

The 75, on Saturday underwent a one-day training course on electoral jurisprudence diction and the best way of handling politically-motivated violence and intimidation cases in Harare.

Addressing the magistrates, Chief Justice Malaba implored them to impose harsh sentences to offenders to ensure prevalence of peace before, during and after the election on July 30.

It must follow that severe punishments must be visited upon whoever is convicted of electoral violence or intimidation, regardless of their political affiliation, he said.

The judiciary must send clear messages to those who may seek to inhibit the smooth electoral process through commission of violent acts that justice will be on the side of severe punishment.

Courts should not hesitate to impose sentences which are commensurate in severity with the harm that politically motivated violence ordinarily causes to democratic processes.

Chief Justice Malaba said there would not be any sacred cows on political violence sentencing and no political parties would get any special treatment in court.

Section 165 of the Constitution outlines the principles which guide the judiciary, he said. One of these principles is that justice must be done to all, irrespective of status.

Do not abdicate your functions as judicial officers by extending favour or disfavour to offenders on the basis of the political parties they belong to.

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20:31

Globull warming? Africa, Antarctic, Arctic, Atlantic, Brazil, Greenland, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Philippines, Southern Ocean... were colder than usual "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you were to believe the mainstream media, you'd think our world is burning up. But that is not true. Yes, there were places on our planet where it was warmer than normal today. But many parts of the world displayed normal or even colder than normal temperatures. Look at all of the white and blue on this map.

20:30

Mortgage Rates in the 21st Century "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Via Jonathan Miller (Miller Samuel) comes this wonderful chart of mortgage rates per year since 2000:   click for ginormous graphic Source:  Leonard Kiefer

The post Mortgage Rates in the 21st Century appeared first on The Big Picture.

20:30

Fake News: Millionaires flee California because of high taxes "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

You may have seen reports of millionaires fleeing California because of tax increases on the wealthy. An example is an article by Steve Straub in The Federalist on July 6, 2018, in which Straub claims a direct cause-and-effect relationship between Continue reading

20:27

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Hands off ZEC: Chiwenga
10 JUL, 2018 - 00:07

Vice President Chiwenga introduces zanu-pf parliamentary candidate for Budiriro Cde Godwin Gomwe at a rally held at Budiriro 2 High School in Harare yesterday. - (Picture by Munyaradzi Chamalimba)

Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter
Zimbabwe Herald

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is an independent body and should not be directed by anyone in its work.

This was said by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga while addressing a Zanu-PF rally in Budiriro, Harare, yesterday.

We hear there are some who are planning to demonstrate against ZEC saying they do not agree with what they are doing, but ZEC is an independent body which should not be directed by anyone on how to do its job. They should be left to do their job as required by law, VP Chiwenga said.

He said it was surprising that the MDC Alliance leader Mr Nelson Chamisa was at the forefront of criticising ZEC yet he was part of the committee that interviewed the ZEC commissioners.

The funny thing is that their leader chaired the committee that selected the commissioners. What has gone wrong now? I, however, urge all to remain peaceful and go and vote peacefully.

The MDC Alliance has been making a number of demands against ZEC with observers saying some of the opposition partys actions impinged on the electoral bodys independence.

VP Chiwenga called on Budiriro residents to vote overwhelmingly for Zanu-PF and its presidential candidate, President Mnangagwa.

Come July 30, I urge you to vote overwhelmingly for Zanu-PF and President Mnangagwa to ensure the continuation of the various development programmes we have initiated.

You are witnessing the number of companies we are opening everyday as we work towards creating a middle income economy by 2030, he added.

He said the $4,5 billion platinum mine in Selous would be opened this week, evidence of the work Government is doing to revive the economy.

VP Chiwenga also said Government was working on master plans to address service del...

20:25

Protests Yes, Riots No "IndyWatch Feed War"

Firefighters work to put out a fire in a car in the Malakoff neighborhood of Nantes early on July 4, 2018. - Groups of young people clashed with police in the western French city of Nantes on the night of July 3 after a man was shot dead by an officer during a police check. Cars were burned and a shopping center partly set alight in the Breil neighborhood as police confronted young people, some armed with Molotov cocktails. (Photo: SEBASTIEN SALOM GOMIS / AFP / Getty Images)Firefighters work to put out a fire in a car in the Malakoff neighborhood of Nantes early on July 4, 2018. Groups of young people clashed with police in the western French city of Nantes on the night of July 3 after a man was shot dead by an officer during a police check. Cars were burned and a shopping center partly set alight in the Breil neighborhood as police confronted young people, some armed with Molotov cocktails. (Photo: SEBASTIEN SALOM GOMIS / AFP / Getty Images)

This weeks riots in Nantes, France may have their basis in deep concerns of residents, particularly migrants. However, as Clarions David Harris suggests, legitimate political issues are no excuse for violence not in France, the U.S. or anywhere else that cherishes freedom of expression.

 

 

20:25

Hillary to Challenge Trump in 2020? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Speculation grows that two-time loser, war criminal, racketeer, perjurer, a she devil I called the most recklessly dangerous presidential aspirant in US history, a member of the Clinton crime family, may try again for the nations highest office in 2020 if DNC bosses are foolhardy to go for the idea.

20:22

Is the DUP nudging Brexit into compliance with the Foster McGuinness letter of 2016? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Time will tell whether the PMs greater-than-usual lucidity at the dispatch box yesterday was pure euphoria after getting a couple of troublesome monkeys from her back or a genuine bend in her own political road.

Certainly, one key problem facing Brexiteers (who, lest we forget, actually won the Referendum) is that in order to win they had to build a broad ecclesia that encompassed opposing factions which could never agree on a common agenda.

This was the job given to David Davis and his resignation in particular signals, amongst other things, a very personal failure to come up with any viable plan that was also capable of getting buy-in from his own party.

Key decisions were deferred until after the popular vote. The Commons (unlike Referendum voters) is a legislative body accountable to local voters on a range of issues amongst which Brexit is but one consideration.

Regardless of party affiliation, the Brexit option itself was never popular amongst them, bareback Brexit even less so because they would be the first in the firing line when the first turbulence would hit.

This is acute in Conservative areas which are economically dependent upon access to the Single Market, leading some local Tories to argue publicly that Brexit is a bigger threat to the UK than anything a Corbyn-led Labour could inflict.

So will it lead to an election? The lines between to the two main parties on Brexit are so fudged its hard to see what calling one would resolve. Although we wont see the detail until the White Paper arrives on Thursday.

Davis has cited the backstop agreement on the border as a key source of his dissatisfaction, whilst in contrast, Nigel Dodds emphasised her rejection of EUs buccaneering interpretation of NIs place within the UK, post-Brexit

It looks eerily consistent with that joint Foster-McGuinness letter of the summer of 2016, which might explain the odd, non sequitur from the SF leadership on Newsline: failing to take account of the apparent scale of the government flip

20:21

Rabbitohs NRL Squad for Round 18 Against Bulldogs "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Rabbitohs NRL squad for round 18 against Bulldogs this Saturday at ANZ Stadium for the Special
Olympics Cup  Rabbitohs Womens squad for round 14 against the North Sydney Bears this Saturday at North Sydney Oval. The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their 22-man squad for their round 18 fixture against the  Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium this Saturday 14 July at the family-friendly time of 3pm.

Rabbitohs Head Coach Anthony Seibold has named Hymel Hunt in the centres to replace injured captain Greg Inglis. Seibold has named all three of the Clubs State of Origin representatives to play in the 2018 edition of the Special Olympics Cup.
Saturdays game is the seventh annual Special Olympics Cup game between these two clubs,  signifying an important partnership between the Rabbitohs, Bulldogs and Special Olympics Australia in providing a platform for thousands of Australians with an intellectual disability to reach their personal best both on and off the sporting field.

To learn more about the Mini Special Olympics held at Redfern Oval last week with Rabbitohs Special Olympics ambassador Mark Nicholls, please click here. To learn more about Special Olympics Australia, visit www.specialolympics.com.au.

Rabbitohs Ticketed Members have reciprocal rights to this Saturdays away game meaning they need to show their Ticketed Membership card to gain entry to the Rabbitohs Members seating area this Saturday afternoon.

All Rabbitohs Members and supporters can take advantage of the Fans First initiatives at ANZ Stadium on  Saturday afternoon including pre-purchased general admission adult tickets for just $20 with the option to bring up  to four kids under 12 in for free, pre-purchased family passes for just $40, rail travel to and from Olympic Park  included in all Rabbitohs Memberships and tickets, as well as $3.50 soft drinks and $9.95 kids meal deals.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs squad for Saturdays round 18 fixture against the Bulldogs is:
1) Alex Johnston
2) Campbell Graham
3) Hymel Hunt
4) Dane Gagai
5) Robert Jennings
6) Cody Walker
7) Adam Reynolds
8) Thomas Burgess
9) Damien Cook
10) George Burgess
11) John Sutton
12) Angus Crichton
13) Sam Burgess (c)
Interchange:
14) Adam Doueihi
15) Cameron Murray
16) Mark Nicholls
17) Junior Tatola
...

20:19

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Appeal to AU, Chigumba Tells Aggrieved Parties
10 JUL, 2018 - 00:07 

ZEC Chairwoman Justice Priscilla Chigumba addresses journalists while flanked by commissioners Dr Ngoni Kundidzora (left) and Dr Qhubani Moyo at a Press conference in Harare yesterday. (Picture by Innocent Makawa)

Nyemudzai Kakore
Herald Correspondent

Printing of the ballot paper is the constitutional prerogative of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) and any political party which feels aggrieved by the law and wants to appeal to the African Union (AU) and SADC is free to do so.

Addressing her weekly media briefing yesterday, ZEC chairwoman Justice Priscilla Chigumba said the electoral body went beyond its constitutional mandate by inviting all political parties to observe the printing of the ballot paper.

She said in other jurisdictions, stakeholders were allowed to touch the ballot or feel it because they had a legislative framework for that.

On the transportation of the ballot papers, Justice Chigumba said it would not be done by the military, but the printers.

The strict letter of the law is that we have the exclusive constitutional mandate to procure ballot paper, to design it, to print it and to distribute it.

The reason why we keep having these disputes around these areas is that the law does not provide that members of the public or stakeholders be involved in this process. Our law says only ZEC can do that. We respect the democratic right of each and every Zimbabwean to approach any fora that they feel will give them the relief that they seek, she said.

We will not be releasing pictures of voters to the public and this is because the right to access to information is not absolute. It must be juggled with the right to privacy. The format in which we have released the voters roll, and the information that we have given on the voters roll, is sufficient to fulfil our constitutional mandate that we must provide a final voters roll which is analysable and which is searchable, said Justice Chigumba.

We are aware of our constitutional duty to be transparent, to provide a final voters roll which is analysable and searcha...

20:15

Has Q Given Us A Timeline Of Events, It Could Play Out This Way (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Has Q Given Us A Timeline Of Events, It Could Play Out This Way Video X22 Report Video Source

The post Has Q Given Us A Timeline Of Events, It Could Play Out This Way (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:13

Madeleine Albright on Trumpocalypse: 'Things are genuinely, seriously bad' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The former US secretary of state decries the global rise of authoritarianism in her new book, Fascism: A Warning, and talks about Trump, Putin and the 'tragedy' of Brexit Comment: Quick refresher on who this woman is... Madeleine Albright has both made and lived a lot of history. When she talks about a resurgence of fascism, she says it as someone who was born into the age of dictators. She was a small girl when her family fled Czechoslovakia after the Nazis consumed the country in 1939. After 10 days in hiding, her parents escaped Prague for Britain and found refuge in Notting Hill Gate, "before it was fancy", in an apartment which backed on to Portobello Road. Her first memories of life in London are of disorientation. "I didn't have a clue. My parents were very continental European and I didn't have siblings early on. I felt isolated." As Hitler unleashed the blitz, "every night we went down to the cellar where everybody was sleeping." She has since been back to the redbrick block in Notting Hill. "I rang the doorbell of the person who lived in the apartment - it was a lot smaller than I remember it. I asked a stupid question: whether the cellar still existed. They said: 'Of course the cellar exists.' So they took me down and I had this moment - the green paint was exactly the same. I remember the green paint." It was decades later that she discovered that, though she was raised a Catholic, her parentage was Jewish and many of her family had been murdered in the Holocaust, including three grandparents.

20:08

The Demise of East Texan Courts and the Ascent of PTAB, Alice and a SCOTUS-Compliant CAFC May Mean That US Software Patents Are Officially Dead "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In the US and in Australia were seeing signs that software patents have been left behind, whereas SIPO (China) and the EPO remain stuck in the past

Sam Houston
Sam Houston, going back to away from Houston?

Summary: Companies come to grips with the need to divest and distance themselves from abstract patents; such patents are simply not tolerated by courts anymore (even if patent offices continue granting many such patents for the sake of profit)

THE USPTO is the worlds most influential patent office, so its hardly a surprise that we dedicate so much time (and words) to it. We watch it very closely.

Courts in East Texas (the Eastern District of Texas, abbreviated TXED/EDTX) arent getting anywhere near the filings they used to get.Yesterday we saw this article about patents on cars surely a physical thing. What about software patents? As we wrote yesterday, some continue to be granted. But do courts accept them? If so, which courts? After TC Heartland weve been seeing different district courts getting involved (before the Federal Circuit is even invoked).

The inventive concept appears to be based almost exclusively in the software. That is, the invention is a system in which software is used to do something different with signal generators than what was done before the software enables the clinician to program the signal generator to send high-frequency signals, whereas in prior systems the s...

20:07

Why we need to collaborate across ideologies instead of fighting each other "IndyWatch Feed World"

One year ago today I wrote an article titled "Lefties Need To Stop Being Shy About Working With The Anti-Establishment Right", and Left Twitter exploded. To this day there are still some social media echo chambers in which this article is the primary thing I am known for. I still think it was a decent article, and I stand by it. It was about how anti-establishment leftists can collaborate across ideological lines on specific points of mutual interest without compromising their principles, which to me is just an obvious no-brainer, and that people can trust themselves to know how and to what extent that collaboration can take place. Over the following few weeks, the actual contents of my article were falsely spun by Progressive Army, Counterpunch and a few other lefty thought leaders as "Caitlin Johnstone wants us to align with Nazis." None of the journalists or activists fanning the flames of this conspiracy theory ever reached out to me for comment, or even to try to convince me of the error of my ways. Not one private message, email or Twitter DM was ever sent to me (apart from one particularly virulent hater after I pointed this out publicly). This is because these people weren't interested in my actual ideas or what I was actually saying, they were interested in advancing and controlling a narrative: Caitlin Johnstone wants leftists to become Nazis/facilitate Nazis, and anyone who ever suggests venturing outside their impotently small political faction to get things done is pulling a Caitlin Johnstone. My reputation in those circles now serves as a head on a spike warning off anyone from ever suggesting that leftists ever collaborate on any agenda with anyone besides (A) other leftists and (B) the centrists who are intrinsically opposed to ideas which run counter to the interests of America's unelected power establishment. The false narrative that a Hillary-hating leftist wants to collaborate with Nazis was shoved into mainstream attention by this faction of Left Twitter day after day after day, until eventually it caught the attention of left-punching centrists who, of course, took this false narrative and ran with it as an excuse to attack the left. The people responsible for aggressively and relentlessly promulgating this false narrative then went on to blame me for it.

20:07

US opposition to breast-feeding resolution stuns WHO officials "IndyWatch Feed World"

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily at the World Health Assembly - until the US upended the deliberations.

20:04

Did the U.S. Intelligence Community Collude With Hillary Clinton Campaign to Influence the Outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election? "IndyWatch Feed War"

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CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. FILE photo

As controversial as the Steele dossier has become, it may well prove key to a political corruption scandal far more insidious than anyone has presently suggested. To be sure, critics have blasted its seeming partisan falsity, and many also have declaimed that it enabled the FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. And there is evidence that the opening of the Russiagate investigation was itself premised strongly on this salacious and unverified report. But little attention has been paid to the role of American intelligence agencies in its creation, which now is appearing substantial, and which would implicate a governmental conspiracy making Watergate look like childs play.

This is not to minimize the profoundly troubling questions that this dossier has already presented, including those about the legitimacy of using human sources (i.e., spies) to entrap the opposition candidate during a presidential campaign. These questions are being doggedly pursued by Congress, and fought tooth and nail by a DOJ/FBI whose present and former officials face serious jeopardy. For instance, any official who knowingly presented a materially false FISA application, for warrant or extensions, should be guilty, for one, of obstruction of justice under 18 U.S.C. 1505.

By John D. OConnor | Is the attorney who revealed Mark Felt as Watergates Deep Throat

But reasonable inferences to be drawn from the known evidence suggest that governmental wrongdoing may be even more darkly sinister than DOJ critics presently imagine, encompassing possible criminality so pervasive and widespread that every top DOJ and FBI official serving in 2016 may face discipline or even indictment. The basis for this pandemic criminality would be the participation of the DOJ, FBI and CIA, not just in the questionable use of the partisan, false Clinton-funded Steele Dossier, but in its planning and development, an issue not yet been meaningfully explored.

Why would engagement in the dossiers creation be any more heinous than the FISA fraud already being widely suggested? No one should make light of the distinct possibility that some officials possibly defrauded the FISA court, FISC, wrongdoing, however, also possibly excused as negligent, blinding political bias. But if t...

20:00

Classic Crime Drama: Between The Lines S01 E10 Nothing to Declare "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Between the Lines is a television police drama series created by J. C. Wilsher and produced by World Productions for the BBC. It was first shown on BBC1 between 1992 and 1994, running for three series.

The show centred on the eventful life of Detective Superintendent Tony Clark, played by Neil Pearson. Clark was an ambitious member of the Complaints Investigation Bureau (CIB), an internal organisation of the Metropolitan Police that investigates claims of corruption inside the police force. Along the way Clark had to overcome strong influence from his superiors and problems in his private life, most notably the break-up of his marriage following an affair with WPC Jenny Dean (Lesley Vickerage). Throughout the series Clark was assisted by sidekicks Harry Naylor (Tom Georgeson) and Mo Connell (Siobhan Redmond).

The show became a surprise hit for the BBC, winning a British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) for Best Drama Series in 1994. In 2000 it was voted into the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes by the British Film Institute. The series was reviewed in an episode of the BBC documentary series Call the Cops, which stated the series had found a way of getting to grips with the corruption scandals of the 1990s

20:00

Evolution of the Corner Store "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Davina van Buren is a writer, traveler and urban farmer sharing today's guest post about corner stores, then and now.


Cecile Crawford remembers visiting the Bessemer Curb Market in Greensboro, North Carolina ever since she was a little girl. The bustling corner store, which served east Greensboro, greeted customers for more than 60 years with bountiful baskets of colorful produce before they even stepped foot in the store. Once inside, the employeesmany of whom worked there for decadesgreeted visitors by name, asking about their families, sharing recipes, and catching up on neighborhood goings-on.

 Bessemer Curb Market (Source: Greensboro Daily Photo )

Bessemer Curb Market (Source: Greensboro Daily Photo)

We would go when my grandfather went to the bank every week because it was right next door, Crawford says. They had beef and pork from nearby farms, fresh fruit and vegetables, and mason jars with canned goods made by local people, like the lady across town who made apple butter.

Bessemer Curb Market closed nearly three years ago, leaving a gaping hole in the fabric of the community that has deeply affected people like Crawford, who now follows a plant-based diet.

I cant tell you how hard it is to work 4550 hours a week and then not have somewhere close by thats open during the week to pick up fruit and vegetables, she says. Bessemer Curb Market was open six days a week with regular grocery store hours. You could get off work and still grab something on your way home to cook a fresh, healthy meal.

A combination of rising maintenance costs for the old building, competition from a Walmart Supercenter which opened several years ago, and a sharp decrease in the number of people who cook at home drove the beloved corner store to shutter its doors after a lengthy struggle to secure funding for much-needed renovations. When the city council approved funding for a health foods store to relocate from across town in addition to a new co-op, the stores owners, Harold and Ronda Brown Powell, publicly lampooned the towns leadership for not doing more to help their business, which had long ag...

License to Clip "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A movement to let the formerly incarcerated cut hair and drive taxis is gaining ground.

19:55

Will Trump and Putin Begin Remaking the World in Helsinki? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

What is on the table is a Grand Bargain for peace in the Middle East which begins with Trump offering Putin these concessions pre-summit to grease the skids of negotiations, Tom Luongo writes.

19:52

The Truth About Illinois Pensions In One Stunning Chart "IndyWatch Feed War"

One graphic perfectly captures the absurdity of Illinois pensions over the past three decades.

Its what Justice Samuel Alito described as Illinois generous public-employee retirement packages when writing for the majority in the Janus v. AFSCME decision. Alito didnt use this graphic but he could have, because it makes his point.

In 1987, pension promises made to active workers and retirees in the states five state-run pension plans totaled just $18 billion. By 2016, they had ballooned to $208 billion.

Thats a cumulative 1,067 percent increase.

Contrast that to the states budget (general fund revenues) which was up just 236 percent over the same time period. Or household incomes, which were up just 127 percent. Or inflation, up just 111 percent.

Promised pension benefits have blown past any ability of the state, the economy or taxpayers to pay for them.

Wirepoints released a report on these booming benefits earlier this year, and while it received strong coverage online nationally, Illinois traditional media didnt want to touch it. The findings interfere with the narrative thats repeatedly promoted by public sector unions and politicians  that the crisis is all the taxpayers fault for failing to put in enough money towards pensions.

The report proved a lack of dollars wasnt the issue. Illinois pension assets buoyed by taxpayer contributions also grew far faster than the same economic indicators in the graphic above. But taxpayer contributions could never keep up with the states explosive growth in promised benefits.

Overpromising is the real culprit of the pension crisis. Freezing and reversing that growth in promised benefits is the fair, and only, way to fix things.

The above graphic gives taxpayers every right to demand concessions from their public servants. The Janus ruling will hopefully give them more power to demand them.

And union members have a strong incentive to come to the bargaining table. After all, its their retirements that are teetering on the edge of insolvency in a state just one notch f...

19:51

Pinnick: FIFAs Hammer Dangles On Nigeria "IndyWatch Feed Africa"


LAGOS JULY 10TH (URHOBOTODAY)-World soccer governing body, FIFA, have fixed this Tuesday for their decision on the latest crisis to rock Nigeria Football Federation, with the possibility of an announcement also expected on the matter.
This follows a formal notification given FIFA by the NFF about details and true situation of the latest leadership tussle in the Nigerian soccer governing body.
It is on the strength of the NFF letter that FIFA will take a decision on Tuesday, which is a week after the global body demanded an update on the matter, while also handing out a Friday deadline for a resolution of the issue.
The NFF responded on Friday, with details of the Supreme Court ruling ordering Chris Giwa to take over, pending the determination of a case against the Amaju Pinnick-led executive committee.
Also contained in the reply was notification that a criminal investigation has also been launched against Pinnick, as well as NFFs First Vice-President, Seyi Akinwunmi; Second Vice-President, Shehu Dikko; General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi; and Executive Committee member, Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf (aka Fresh).

19:49

Apple Working On New Specialized Compilers Based On LLVM "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Apple is said to be working on some new domain-specific compilers...

19:47

Mueller team asks judge to stop Manafort from using selective prosecution argument "IndyWatch Feed War"

Mueller team asks judge to stop Manafort from using selective prosecution argument
Greg Nash

Special counsel Robert Muellers team on Monday reportedly requested a federal judge prevent former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort from arguing at his trial that hes the subject of selective prosecution.

Bloomberg reported that prosecutors for Mueller asked U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson to stop Manafort from arguing that the special counsel targeted him for vindictive reasons.

The news outlet reported that prosecutors also requested Berman block Manafort from providing evidence that shows he was investigated, but not charged, prior to Muellers appointment last summer.Muellers team argued that any suggestion that the special counsel resurrected old charges would be misleading because it would indicate the Justice Department had concluded its original investigation.

Manafort has pleaded not guilty to charges of bank fraud and money laundering, among others. His trial is set to begin in September in Northern Virginia.

Manaforts lawyers...

19:45

[Annoucement] CVE-2018-1337 Plaintext Password Disclosure in Secured Channel "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Emmanuel Lecharny on Jul 10

CVE-2018-1337: Plaintext Password Disclosure in Secured Channel

Severity: Critical

Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected:
Apache LDAP API 1.0.0

Description:
A bug in the way the SSL Filter was setup made it possible for
another thread to use the connection before the TLS layer has been
established, if the connection has already been used and put back
in a pool of connections, leading to leaking any informations
contained in...

19:45

How NOT to Become a Casualty in the War on Cash "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

How NOT to Become a Casualty in the War on Cash by: Clint Siegner Money Metals Lots of bullion investors wonder if the metal they hold might one day be needed for barter and trade. They bought gold and...

The post How NOT to Become a Casualty in the War on Cash appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:44

[OSSN-0084] Data retained after deletion of a ScaleIO volume "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Luke Hinds on Jul 10

Data retained after deletion of a ScaleIO volume
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### Summary ###
Certain storage volume configurations allow newly created volumes to
contain previous data. This could lead to leakage of sensitive
information between tenants.

### Affected Services / Software ###
Cinder releases up to and including Queens with ScaleIO volumes
using thin volumes and zero padding.

### Discussion ###
Using both thin volumes and zero padding does not ensure...

19:44

Sony Tries to Upload Movie Trailer to YouTube, Posts Entire Movie Instead "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Submitted via IRC for BoyceMagooglyMonkey_ and SoyGuest52256

Source: Sony tries to upload movie trailer to YouTube, posts entire movie instead

Sony Pictures Entertainment endeavored to post a trailer for its limited-release film Khali the Killer on YouTube to encourage viewers to watch the movie on Blu-ray, on streaming platforms, and in select theaters. Instead, the company uploaded the film in its entiretyapparently by accident.

[...] Clocking in at a feature-length one hour and 30 minutes, the video has since been removed, but it stayed up for several hours. That was long enough to earn a heavily upvoted Reddit thread making fun of the error. "Another trailer that spoils the whole film," lamented Redditor GeraltForOverwatch in a comment with more than 15,000 upvotes. Other Reddit users shared the theory that it's actually a viral marketing effort for a film that isn't likely to attract much buzz otherwise. That's possible but unlikely given that Sony is still recovering from some embarrassing or damaging problems on the digital frontlike the 2014 Sony Pictures hack that exposed thousands of employee social security numbers, emails, and more. Stunts like this would usually require sign-off from executive stakeholders at companies like this, and they probably wouldn't want to support any narrative about the company struggling digitally.

Also at BBC.


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19:42

Magnetic Microrobots Deliver Cells Into Living Animals "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Researchers used magnetically driven microrobots to carry cells to predetermined spots within living zebrafish and mice, they report in Science Robotics today (June 27). The authors propose using these hair-width gadgets as delivery vehicles in regenerative medicine and cell therapy.

The scientists used a computer model to work out the ideal dimensions for a microrobot; spiky, porous, spherical ones were deemed best for transporting living cells. They printed the devices using a 3D laser printer and coated the bots with nickel and titanium to make them magnetic and biocompatible, respectively. An external magnetic field applied to the animal then leads the microrobots.

To begin with, the research team tested the ability for the robots to transport cells through cell cultures, blood vessellike microfluidic chips, and in vivo in zebrafish. Further, they used these microrobots to induce cancer at a specific location within mice by ferrying tumor cells to the spot. The team observed fluorescence at the target site as the labeled cancer cells proliferated.

19:37

Wildfires continue to rage in UK with a new woodland blaze in Scotland "IndyWatch Feed World"

Fire crews have spent several hours bringing a blaze under control in the south of Scotland countryside. They were called out at about 17:30 on Monday to the incident between Southwick Forest and Edingham Farm, near Dalbeattie.

19:37

Former Goldman Banker Is in Plea Talks Over Malaysian 1MDB Scandal "IndyWatch Feed War"

Discussions between Tim Leissner, U.S. prosecutors bring probe closer to Wall Street firm

Former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner attending a movie screening in March
Former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner attending a movie screening in March PHOTO: RODIN ECKENROTH/GETTY IMAGES

A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker is in talks with U.S. prosecutors to potentially plead guilty to criminal charges stemming from an alleged scheme to steal billions of dollars from a Malaysian state investment fund, people familiar with the matter said.

The talks bring the fast-moving investigation closer to Goldman, which raised billions for the Malaysian fund, 1Malaysia Development Bhd, and come after the arrest of Malaysias former prime minister, who founded the fund and...

19:36

Solomon Islands economy shows positive signs, PM ambitious to address unemployment "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Solomon Islands economy has been enjoying positive growth for the past several years, says Prime Minister Rick Hou.

The Prime Minister highlighted this, when speaking at the countrys 40th Independence celebration in Honiara, last Friday.

He said, that would have enhanced opportunities for business in areas such as infrastructure services, tourism development, sustainable forestry, agri-industry and fisheries.

In recent years, except for a contraction in 2014 caused by devastating floods and the closure of Gold Ridge mine, it grew by 2.9% in 2015, 3.2% in 2016 and in 2017 of growth of 3.0% has been recorded.

However, the strong momentum in 2017 is not expected to carry into 2018 and 2019, with GDP growth projected to be 3.5 percent in 2018 and 3.4 per cent in 2019.

This is primarily due to the expected fall in the value of log exports and fishing activities, said the Prime Minister.

He added, the Government is addressing this simmering risk to revenues and foreign exchange earnings.  

Prime Minister Hou said that, given the impact from the closure of Gold Ridge Mine, it is one of the main policy drivers of the Government to reopen Gold Ridge.

After much discussion, I am more than hopeful that this will eventuate with the first gold pour in 2019, he said.

Meanwhile, Houenipwela cautioned the nation on high rate of youth unemployment in the country and unveils important steps to address the problem.

PM said our youth, which comprise more than 50 percent of the countys population, do not have adequate employment and / or entrepreneurship opportunities.

Therefore, they are not able to contribute effectively to our countrys economic development, he pointed out.

A reform in our education curricular will ensure our youths are more competitive in the labour market, Houenipwela stated.

He said that the Government is now taking steps to create innovative employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for our young people through-out the country.

This year we will introduce a new Youth Empowerment Policy to drive youth employment and entrepreneurship in the country, he highlighted.

Houenipwela said this framework will also include programs for leadership training, in sports, arts and drama and many other areas of interest to ou...

19:35

Cavium CN81xx SoCs Now Supported By Upstream Coreboot "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Thanks to Facebook / Open Compute Project, the Octeon CN81xx SoCs are now supported by upstream Coreboot and happen to be the first Cavium ARM SoCs supported by this project...

19:30

Triple Cerebrations For 2018 Graduates Of Westminster College Lagos (PHOTOS) "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

2018 graduates of Westminster College Lagos cutting their graduating cake


LAGOS JULY 10TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Although, the graduation ceremony of final students of Westminster College Lagos has come and gone, the memory lingers on. It lingers because it was a celebration of triple successes.
The students, parents and staff of the school have course to continue with the jubilation hence the turnaround achievements made by the graduating students of the school is a landmark in their lives, parents and the school. This is something the graduating students will live to remember over and over again as they move into the wide world.
One, the graduating students have course to celebrate because they are moving to another step in their live after successfully spending six years in a secondary school without any blemish.

19:30

How To Avoid a Trade War "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Economists typically argue against focusing excessively on the losers from freer trade, and they decry the tendency to overlook the beneficiaries on the export side. They should not be prone to the same fallacy now, by ignoring that US protectionism surely will generate some beneficiaries as well in other countries.

19:29

The political representation of the European people "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Image of European Parliament, June 2018. Global Media Group/Press Association. All rights reserved.

IM/HD: We are today witnessing the advance of nationalist, xenophobic and extreme-right groups in every successive European election. They have even managed to enter government, for instance, in Italy. Whats going on?

Etienne Balibar (EB): This trend has been ongoing for years and reveals a crisis in the current form of European construction, which is probably irreversible. It is moving from one country to another, but the formula is the same: the effects of austerity measures on the poor and middle classes as well as the development of social and territorial inequalities are the logical result of so-called free and undistorted competition. These elements crystallise within the malaise created by the technocratic government of the EU and its member states. They foster nationalism, xenophobia and a loathing for democracy.

But ever since the Greek crisis and Brexit, it has also become clear that it is neither possible to leave the EU, nor to expel a member state. Obviously, some political forces believe in an exit from Europe, but no government can impose it. I think the situation will further deteriorate as we head towards a mutual neutralisation of hegemonic forces in Europe due to the lack of an alternative project on the part of new individuals, emergent groups or political movements. The consequences of this development are unpredictable.

IM/HD: Will we see an EU showdown with Italy, similar to the one in 2015?

EB: The statements of the president of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, are revealing. He has said that he wanted to avoid the errors made in 2015. But what errors is he referring to? Is he talking about the content, about the wilful destruction of an economy and a society? Or is he merely talking about the form this took, which...

19:24

More records tumble at Port Hedland "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Alright, China

China is in a rush to get rich before it gets old, with its GDP growth still expected to be above 6 per cent in the second half of calendar year 2018. 

Although China has a pressing demographic challenge and its population is forecast to stop growing in the not-too-distant future, urbanisation continues apace with the urban population projected to surge to around 1 billion by the end of the next decade. 


Back in 2010 it was estimated in some parts that China had 64 million vacant homes as images emerged of ghost cities. 

Eight years on, the latest residential indicators for China show that the growth in floor space sold has slowed to a crawl, but price growth and real estate development investment remain in positive territory.

Moreover, the unprecedented scale of this urbanisation requires tremendous investment in infrastructure, road, rail, ports, airports, warehouses, and factories.

Plus it won't be long before many of those apartments are due to be rebuilt.

Dampier delight

Pilbara Ports reported its cargo statistics for the month of June 2018, which showed a thumping 47.Mt of iron ore was shipped in a single month - a fresh record high - with 85 per cent of that cargo destined for China and Taiwan.

This was a 10 per cent increase from a year earlier.

......

19:22

Inside Chinas Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With millions of cameras and billions of lines of code, China is building a high-tech authoritarian future. Beijing is embracing technologies like facial recognition and artificial intelligence to identify and track 1.4 billion people. It wants to assemble a vast and unprecedented national surveillance system, with crucial help from its thriving technology industry.


Beijing is putting billions of dollars behind facial recognition and other technologies to track and control its citizens.

19:15

ON DEATH (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

ON DEATH Video Stefan Molyneux Question: My son died when he was almost 2 years old in 2005. He had batten disease a rare genetic brain disorder. My ex and I adopted 2 boys from foster care years after...

The post ON DEATH (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:12

PHYSICIAN HEAL THYSELF "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Heard the OAP from St Mary's Bay, currently our Acting PM, prattle on the TV1 News that the nurses about to go on strike for the first time in decades should accept the Government pay offer because there was no more money left in the kitty.

On that I can agree,  The CoL was bequeathed with magnificent surpluses by National and they fell into Steven Joyce's fiscal hole  by squandering the lot on low quality, feel good, spending items.

Not helped either by NZ First Minister Tracey Martin who invited her 15 Community Response Forum Chairs to meet with her in Wellington last Friday and then stood them up preferring to go to Auckland to hand out dosh to a School there.   The cost to the taxpayer for this meeting that wasn't has been accessed at $20,000 plus.   Still, wots $20,000 between friends?

You can access the story on Kiwiblog here.

WRP ... Physician heal thyself.


19:11

Give Trump 'his f****** wall' or Dems are finished, says lib columnist "IndyWatch Feed World"

New York magazine recently published a piece supporting President Donald Trump's border wall - and the article did not have a dateline of April 1. Yes, it's true - an Op-Ed piece by a fierce Trump critic in the liberal publication has urged Democrats to support the building of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. Andrew Sullivan wrote last month that allowing construction of a wall is probably the first step in alleviating the crush of families trying to enter the U.S. illegally and how to handle them after being detained.

19:09

Largest landslide ever to hit Iceland - Follows wettest May and darkest June on record "IndyWatch Feed World"

A very large landslide detached from the Fagraskgarfjall massif near Hitardal in western Iceland early Saturday morning, July 7, 2018. The slide blocked a well-known salmon fishing river with mud and rock, almost completely changing the landscape. Although not everyone agrees, local media currently consider this event as the largest landslide ever to hit Iceland. The landslide was mapped with drones, Icelandic Coast Guard airplane and satellites.

19:04

Debt Rattle July 10 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

John Swope Trees in fog (Chile) 1939   Leveraged-Loan Risks Are Piling Up (WS) UK House Prices Should Be Frozen For Five Years Think Tank (Ind.) 24 Hours of Brexit Mayhem (Ind.) Britain Has Gone To Huge Trouble To Humiliate Itself (Fintan OToole) Novichok In Wiltshire Death Highly Likely

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19:00

365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The sweet peas I planted last spring self-seeded.

The seedlings have poked their heads above the ground and, at least so far, appear to have withstood several frosts.

They remind me of the importance of tenacity in the face of trials and Im grateful for that.

19:00

THE GMO BENTGRASS PROBLEM GROWING OUT OF CONTROL "IndyWatch Feed War"

Warren Chamberlain, who chairs the irrigation district west of Ontario, thinks the birds will bring bentgrass to him. The day after our lunch in []

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19:00

Cutting Off Iran Could Send Oil Soaring to over $120 A Barrel: Bank of America "IndyWatch Feed War"

Tehran (TNA)  Crude oil could surge to more than $120 a barrel, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts, if the Trump administration were to order a complete cutoff of Iranian barrels before the end of the year.

Oil is now a game of chicken, the analysts wrote in a note Thursday. They said zero-tolerance sanctions on Iran the fourth-largest oil producer could add $50 per barrel to crude prices, which are up more than 25% this year, the Economic Times reported on Monday.

Brent, the international benchmark, is currently trading at around $77 a barrel, according to the report.

The State Department said this week that certain countries, including India and South Korea, will be allowed reduced flows of Iranian oil. And Saudi Arabia recently agreed to increase production by two million barrels per day, according to a White House statement.

But analysts are skeptical Saudi Arabia will be able to keep up. The unofficial leader of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has never pumped more than 10.6 million barrels per day on average over a single month, according to BAML.

It appears the oil market has little confidence that Iran volumes can be easily replaced, the analysts wrote.

The move is part of Trumps withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, which previously eased economic penalties on the country as long as it curbed its nuclear program.

The oil sanctions come after OPEC and other supply-cutting countries agreed at a summit in June to reduce compliance from more than 150% in May to about 100% starting this month. The cartel had previously been practicing over-compliance in efforts to tackle a global oil glut.


Read more about Iran:

Trumps Iran Gambit Wont Pay Off

The Iran Deal: Will Trump Side with the Saudis and Israel or Europe?

US Imperialist Policies Towards Venezuela and Iran Show Their Hand


But it is unclear if the new agreement will be able to balance supply as multiple producers Venezuela, Libya, Angola, Mexico, or Nigeria face major output disruptions.

Unlike in trade wars, oil price shocks do not have winners, the analysts wrote. But these do not include the US, China, Europe, Japan.

Rising oil prices have stabilized Saudi Arabias foreign exchange reserves, they added, after a $250 billion drop in the last three years. At the same time, other countries face higher energy prices.

The analysts estimate tha...

19:00

Tuesday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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19:00

How ProPublica Illinois Uses GNU Make to Load 1.4GB of Data Every Day "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I avoided using GNU Make in my data journalism work for a long time, partly because the documentation was so obtuse that I couldnt see how Make, one of many extract-transform-load (ETL) processes, could help my day-to-day data reporting. But this year, to build The Money Game, I needed to load 1.4GB of Illinois political contribution and spending data every day, and the ETL process was taking hours, so I gave Make another chance.

Now the same process takes less than 30 minutes.

Heres how it all works, but if you want to skip directly to the code, weve open-sourced it here.

Fundamentally, Make lets you say:

  • File X depends on a transformation applied to file Y
  • If file X doesnt exist, apply that transformation to file Y and make file X

This start with file Y to get file X pattern is a daily reality of data journalism, and using Make to load political contribution and spending data was a great use case. The data is fairly large, accessed via a slow FTP server, has a quirky format, has just enough integrity issues to keep things interesting, and needs to be compatible with a legacy codebase. To tackle it, I needed to start from the beginning.

Overview

The financial disclosure data were using is from the Illinois State Board of Elections, but the Illinois Sunshine project had released open source code (no longer available) to handle the ETL process and fundraising calculations. Using their code, the ETL process took about two hours to run on robust hardware and over five hours on our servers, where it would sometimes fail for reasons I never quite understood. I needed it to work better and work faster.

The process looks like this:

  • Download data files via FTP from Illinois State Board Of Elections.
  • Clean the data using Python to resolve integrity issues and create clean versions of the data files.
  • Load the clean data into PostgreSQL using its highly efficient but finicky \copy command.
  • Transform the data in the database to clean up column names and provide more immediately useful forms of the data using raw and public PostgreSQL schemas and materialized views (essentially persistently cached versions of standard SQL views).

The cleaning step must happen before a...

18:55

Lessons to Be Learned from NATO"S Most Destructive War "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Thank you, NATO. Libya, a country that you wrecked will take decades to recover from the use of what you called limited force, and the amount of human suffering you caused is incalculable.

18:54

APPLE-SA-2018-7-9-7 iTunes 12.8 for Windows "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Apple Product Security on Jul 10

APPLE-SA-2018-7-9-7 iTunes 12.8 for Windows

iTunes 12.8 for Windows is now available and addresses the
following:

CFNetwork
Available for: Windows 7 and later
Impact: Cookies may unexpectedly persist in Safari
Description: A cookie management issue was addressed with improved
checks.
CVE-2018-4293: an anonymous researcher

WebKit
Available for: Windows 7 and later
Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to an
unexpected...

18:45

Every $1 in debt generates just 44 cents of economic output "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Every $1 in debt generates just 44 cents of economic output by Simon Black Sovereign Man Exactly ten years ago, in the middle of the summer of 2008, the world was only two months away from the most severe...

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18:45

A Nation Built on Lies "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Facts and reality are meaningless when the madness of crowds, built on delusions of debt, and a financial system engineered by banker psychopaths, keeps the bubble growing to heights not thought possible by rational thinking people.

By Jim Quinn of Burning Platform

The greatest want of the world is the want of men men who will not be bought or sold; men who in their inmost souls are true and honest; men who do not fear to call sin by its right name; men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.  Ellen G. White

The world becomes more chaotic by the day. Good luck finding a politician, business icon, or religious leader who is not bought and sold by corporate or special interests. Finding truth telling honest leaders in todays world is virtually impossible. Charles Foster Kane, a quasi-biographical portrayal of William Randolph Hearst, is a fine representation of the billionaire clique that pull the strings in our warped, deceitful, greed driven, materialistic world.

Citizen Kanes thematic portrayal of the American Dream is far more germane to our society today than it was when made in 1941. Financial affluence, material luxury, wielding power over others, and controlling the opinions of the masses through propaganda media, did not guarantee happiness or fulfillment for Kane or todays oligarchs. Kane was happiest as a poor child, living with his parents, playing in the snow on his sled Rosebud.

Life is a tragedy, with the richest and poorest dead in the end. The only thing that really matters is your character and integrity. The societal hollowness created by those pushing the delusion of a materialistic American Dream based on an ever growing pyramid of debt has left a society morally deadened, psychologically damaged, living lives based on deception, and willfully ignorant of the truth.

Until individuals in this country choose to tell the truth and insist on being told the truth by the leaders they choose, chaos and ultimate collapse will be our destiny. Our economy, our currency system, our banking system, our political system, our mass media, and our public education system are built upon nothing but deception, lies, misinformation and falsity.

The daily dose of deception doled out by the despicable Deep State denizens of decadence, debt and debauchery is depressing to critical thinking truth seekers. Ive made it my mission in life to only follow rational thinking, honest, straightforward, fact based people who have not been bought off by a party seeking to cheat, mislead, or steal from average Americans. The number of politicians who meet this criteria can be counted on one hand. The entire fetid cesspool of lies cannot withstand the glare of truth, as explai...

18:44

Map Update: Military Situation In Syria On July 10, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed War"

This map provides a general look at the military situation in Syria on July 10, 2018. The most important developments recently took place in the province of Daraa where government forces retook a large part of the border between Syria and Jordan from militants. MORE HERE

At the same time, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are developing their slow advance against ISIS cells in the area near the Iraqi border.

Map Update: Military Situation In Syria On July 10, 2018

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18:42

Pakistan: Imran Khan and Hafiz Saeeds son among politicians under threat of terrorists "IndyWatch Feed War"

ISLAMABAD: The National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) on Monday revealed the names of six personalities, including Imran Khan and Hafiz Saeeds son, who could be targeted by terrorists during the ongoing election campaign.

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Imran Khan

Six people include Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan, Awami National Party leaders Asfandyar Wali and Ameer Haider Hoti, Qaumi Watan Party head Aftab Sherpao, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl leader Akram Khan Durrani and Hafiz Saeeds son Talha Saeed. Moreover, there are threats to senior leadership of the Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Nacta director Obaid Farooq said while briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Interior.

He said Nacta had forwarded 12 threat alerts to the federal interior and provincial home ministries as well as law enforcement agencies.

Committee chairman Senator Rehman Malik, while expressing grave concern over the threats, directed the interior ministry to provide foolproof security to the heads of parties and those for whom threat alerts were issued.

He said Election Commission of Pakistan Secretary Babar Yaqoob had already informed the committee that there was a possibility of violence during the general elections scheduled for July 25, and directed that such alerts be taken seriously.

Mr Malik suggested to the provincial governments and law enforcement agencies to nominate focal persons to ensure security.

The incident of pelting PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardaris rally [in Karachis Lyari area] with stones shows that there were serious security lapses which cannot be ignored in the prevailing situation. We will hold an in-camera meeting to get briefing on measures and plans for the security of heads of political parties, voters, candidates, polling vicinities and for foolproof protection of those politicians for whom security threat alerts have been issued, he said.

Threat to NAB headquarters

Deputy Inspector General of Islamabad police Waqar Ahmed Chohan informed the Senate committee that the National Accountability Bureau chairman had received a threatening letter that the NAB headquarters would be attacked with an explosives-laden vehicle.

After that we thoroughly checked the building and it was observed that a building of the Islamabad High Court is being built at the rear side of NAB building, due to which there is frequent movement of heavy vehicles. Mo...

18:42

This Is America #18: SF Attacks #OccupyICE, Anti-Antifa Bill "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post This Is America #18: SF Attacks #OccupyICE, Anti-Antifa Bill appeared first on It's Going Down.

Cover photo from Demand Utopia

Welcome, to This Is America, July 10th, 2018.

In this episode we cover the headlines, and also hear from Juan about the recent eviction of #OccupyICESF. But first, lets get to the news.

Trump That Regime

Tuesday, the Cheeto in chief was supposed to have reunited over 100 undocumented children with their parents; those who were separated under the Zero Tolerance policy. However, according to Think Progress, so far only 2 have been brought back together with their folks. According to their article:

The government admitted last week it didnt know how many children it separated from their parents, but suspects no more than 3,000 children. Officials said they hadnt thoroughly documented which child belongs to which parent and as such had to swab the cheeks of children in the custody of Health and Human Services (HHS) and parents in the custody of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to confirm biological relationships through DNA testing.

On Friday:

Vice President Mike Pence gave a televised address at ICE headquarters calling the American immigration Gestapo American heroes and proclaiming: We will never abolish ICE. He denounced those who are demanding the agencys abolition, stating: The American people have a right to their opinions, but these spurious attacks on ICE by our political leaders must stop. The type of language thats being used to describe the men and women in this agency and the work that you do every day is unacceptable.

A Memphis based journalist is locked up inside an ICE facility in Louisiana after covering an ICE protest and publishing stories showing local police and ICE working closely together, despite sanctuary city policies on the books. After being arrested at a protest, Manuel Duran was then arrested by IC...

18:40

More Lies and Misinformation from Gun Control Australia!!! "IndyWatch Feed National"


"But the fact is that the laws put in place after the Port Arthur gun massacre have been steadily chipped away for decades through pressure on politicians by a well-resourced, well-connected NRA-style gun lobby here in Australia." 
Samantha Lee, Director of Gun Control Australia (GCA).

As I understand it there has been no weakening of our present gun laws in Australia, & from what I understand, the blame for this last shooting where a father shot his two teenage children lies with the NSW Firearms Registry & a certain gun club, both failed to follow proper procedure & because of this a person who should not have been allowed to own a gun was in fact issued with an "H" class restricted gun licence!!! But who will pay the price for this incompetence? Well us of course, the law abiding licenced gun owners of Australia!!! And what are we going to do about that? Well nothing of course, this is Australia not America!
I have in the past started two petitions regarding poor firearms policy that I wanted changing, & very few licenced gun owners could be bothered to sign those petitions. So, the ball is now in your court. You can continue to sit back & say "she'll be right mate" & lose further freedoms & human rights, or you can get off your backsides & start petitioning the government & fighting for our Human Rights!
"Gun Control Australia (CGA)" may well be concerned with public safety, but the problem is that they know very little if anything about firearms, & they can't see past their mandate to disarm law abiding licenced gun owners. Instead of looking at the problem sensibly & using some common sense, they con......

18:40

APPLE-SA-2018-7-9-2 watchOS 4.3.2 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Apple Product Security on Jul 10

APPLE-SA-2018-7-9-2 watchOS 4.3.2

watchOS 4.3.2 is now available and addresses the following:

CFNetwork
Available for: All Apple Watch models
Impact: Cookies may unexpectedly persist in Safari
Description: A cookie management issue was addressed with improved
checks.
CVE-2018-4293: an anonymous researcher

Emoji
Available for: All Apple Watch models
Impact: Processing an emoji under certain configurations may lead to
a denial of service...

18:37

APPLE-SA-2018-7-9-6 iCloud for Windows 7.6 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Apple Product Security on Jul 10

APPLE-SA-2018-7-9-6 iCloud for Windows 7.6

iCloud for Windows 7.6 is now available and addresses the following:

CFNetwork
Available for: Windows 7 and later
Impact: Cookies may unexpectedly persist in Safari
Description: A cookie management issue was addressed with improved
checks.
CVE-2018-4293: an anonymous researcher

WebKit
Available for: Windows 7 and later
Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to an
unexpected Safari...

18:36

U.S. envoy calls for Germany to block Iran cash withdrawal "IndyWatch Feed War"

The U.S. ambassador to Germany has called on Berlin to block an Iranian bid to withdraw large sums of cash from bank accounts in Germany to offset the effect of new U.S. financial sanctions imposed after Washington withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal.

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FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives the ambassador of U.S. to Germany, Richard Grenell, in Meseberg, Germany July 6, 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt/File Photo

Richard Grenell, a longtime critic of the accord, told the mass-circulation daily Bild that the U.S. government was extremely concerned about Tehrans plans to transfer hundreds of millions of euros in cash to Iran.

We encourage the highest levels of the German government to intervene and stop the plan, Grenell told daily newspaper Bild.

Grenell has adopted a more outspoken role than his predecessor since arriving in Berlin in May, drawing criticism for what some German politicians view as meddling in German politics.

A German Finance Ministry spokeswoman on Monday said German authorities were examining the Iranian request. The ministry had no immediate comments on Grenells comments.

Euro banknotes behind a padlock (picture alliance/dpa)

Bild first reported on Monday that German authorities were considering a request by Iran to withdraw 300 million euros ($350 million) from bank accounts held in Germany and to transfer the cash to Iran.

Reporting by Andrea Shalal, Editing by William Maclean

Reuters

Related:

18:35

17 Fresh Dimensional Analysis Worksheet Chemistry Images "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

isotope notation worksheet free worksheets library cbse class 11 chemistry notes basic concepts of chemistry chemistry archive january 23 2017 chemistry 11e chapter 15 solution manual convert units metrics practice lutz george chemistry 1 academic documents unit dimensional analysis ppt chemistry green river munity college...

18:31

APPLE-SA-2018-7-9-3 tvOS 11.4.1 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Apple Product Security on Jul 10

APPLE-SA-2018-7-9-3 tvOS 11.4.1

tvOS 11.4.1 is now available and addresses the following:

CFNetwork
Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation)
Impact: Cookies may unexpectedly persist in Safari
Description: A cookie management issue was addressed with improved
checks.
CVE-2018-4293: an anonymous researcher

Kernel
Available for: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation)
Impact: A local user may be able to read kernel memory...

18:31

APPLE-SA-2018-7-9-5 Safari 11.1.2 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Apple Product Security on Jul 10

APPLE-SA-2018-7-9-5 Safari 11.1.2

Safari 11.1.2 is now available and addresses the following:

Safari
Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, macOS Sierra 10.12.6, and
macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
Impact: Visiting a malicious website may lead to address bar spoofing
Description: An inconsistent user interface issue was addressed with
improved state management.
CVE-2018-4279: Ruilin Yang, Xu Taoyu (xia0yu.win)

WebKit
Available for: OS X El Capitan...

18:30

Multiplex Cinema reDUCEd "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Multiplex Cinema reDUCEd

by Guest Author ALI WILKINS

~~~~~

Over the last 4 years there have been numerous planning applications and amendments by Roland Duce (Benchmark) for the Apartments, Multiplex Cinema, Restaurants and a Multi-storey Car Park on the old Atlantis site.

In the latest, he proposes a cut in the size of the Multi-storey Car Park, which he says is good because it will reduce the number of cars on the road. Where will they all park?  Maybe he means less cars queueing outside his new apartments.

He also wants to cut the number of restaurants from 8 to 4-5 because of difficulty in meeting cinema operator The Lights stipulation of only having high street restaurants. After 4 years this, apparently, is now a surprise. Local is better and he maintains one or two are keen so he just needs another three or four.

Cllr Bastiman let slip on (02/07/18) to Full Council that Benchmark now has a new operator for the cinemas. I hope The Light know they have been switched off!

Because of these cuts he is reducing the number of screens in the Multiplex, which he expects to run at a loss. The loss will be offset by more apartments. I hope he attracts more local restaurants or we could end up with just apartments.

As it stands he will have 75 apartments in total which in interview with Yorkshire Coast Radio he states as slightly more than double. What? He would have us believe 75 are only slightly more than 60! I make this increase 2.5 times the last negotiation of up to 30 (Scarborough News March 2018) which Roland now says was 32-33.  So, barring further cuts to this latest attraction, the number of apartments could be nearer 80? So how will he accommodate the extra cars if he is cutting the number of spaces?

But the bonus is . . . . . the build will have a slightly smaller footprint which I dare say is likely more accurate than his apartments maths.

https://www.yorkshirecoastradio.com/news/local-news/2614549/scarborough-cinema-still-happening/

Why are we having a Multiplex on this site at all when it would attract more footfall in the centre of town? It is simple the increasing number of associated apartments would not attract as high rental or sale if they were situated in the town centre.

I ask myself this why has Roland Duce spent four years gradually whittling away at the original objective for this site? Why not just cut the fudge and put in an application for apartments?

I believe there are Benchmark plans for more apartments...

18:30

Columnist Miranda Devine speaks to Lauren Southern about being banned "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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18:30

Brett Kavanaugh Must Be Opposed "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If Donald Trump is able to get Brett M. Kavanaugh confirmed to the Supreme Court, Paul Waldman is almost certainly correct that abortion rights will be eviscerated. This is also likely to happen if he gets his second, third or fourth choice confirmed. Only if the pro-choice majority in the Senate stands up to protect womens reproductive rights is there a chance that well get a Justice in the mold of Anthony Kennedy who will not upset forty-five years of precedent since the Roe v. Wade decision was decided.

As this reality comes closer to realization, I find myself feeling ashamed and reluctant to look the women in my life in they eye while discussing it. This catastrophe only became possible though a series of unlikely and extremely unfortunate events, starting with a stained blue dress, a bunch of hanging chads, the timing of Antonin Scalias death, the unthinkable election of Donald Trump and the colossally irresponsible decision of Kennedy to resign before the midterms. I always knew there was a risk this could happen but I also thought wed be able to see it coming from a safer distance.

Democrats made mistakes, conservatives were willing to fight dirty, and there was a lot of bad luck. Thats what got us to this place.

But maybe the most repugnant thing of all is the resignation and defeatism of people who have given up before the fight over this Supreme Court seat has even begun.  Someone will eventually be confirmed, and theyll consolidate a conservative majority on the bench, possibly for two decades or more. But that doesnt mean the new Justice has to be a fifth vote for overturning Roe or possibly even Griswold which established the principle that reproductive choice is too private a decision to be regulated by legislatures.

How people behave now will be noticed and reputations will be immortalized. A catastrophe has befallen the left that in some ways cannot be remedied, but there are still some things that hang in the balance. Womens rights is foremost among them.  This is not an issue that can be bargained away or played for maximum political advantage. Maybe we wont win but if so we must go down fighting.

The president didnt make the safest choice in picking Kavanaugh. The opposition will have plenty...

Theresa May Can't Find the Brexit "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It must be a fun day to be a Russian intelligence officer, especially if you had anything to do with helping the British decide to exit the European Union.  The Brexit vote is in heavy competition with the election of Donald Trump for the greatest Russian accomplishment in foreign policy since the successful conclusion of World War Two. It has absolutely paralyzed the United Kingdom and will probably shortly bring down the government of Theresa May after having already destroyed David Camerons coalition.

The foreign secretary Boris Johnson has resigned today. He follows Brexit Secretary David Davis, who announced his resignation yesterday, as well as his deputy Steve Baker. These men object that after two years of trying to figure out how to leave the European Union, the government is not making a strong enough separation.  They fear that Britain will get the worst of both worlds, losing all the benefits of European integration without receiving the benefits of full autonomy. Parliament, in their minds, will be asked to sign away their right to set policy on some aspects of trade and immigration, while not becoming fully free of the obligations of the European court of justice.

It is likely that Prime Minister May will face a vote of no confidence which she may well not survive. So far, the Tories are acting like this crisis is survivable but the resignation of Johnson has not yet been fully digested. The revolt is coming from the so-called Hard Brexiteers, who seem to be having difficulty coming to terms with the troubles they have wrought.  They have the legitimacy of the referendum for separation but little else to bolster their position.

And its easy to exaggerate the legitimacy of the Brexit vote in light of recent revelations:

Arron Banks, a British financier who bankrolled the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, has long bragged about his boozy six-hour lunch with the Russian ambassador eight months before the vote....

Read It and Weep "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Reading stuff like this in the paper makes me want to go to the country, eat a lot of peaches and try to find Jesus, on my own. Its hard to identify all the ways in which it is appalling.

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.

Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mothers milk is healthiest for children and countries should strive to limit the inaccurate or misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes.

Then the United States delegation, embracing the interests of infant formula manufacturers, upended the deliberations.

American officials sought to water down the resolution by removing language that called on governments to protect, promote and support breast-feeding and another passage that called on policymakers to restrict the promotion of food products that many experts say can have deleterious effects on young children.

When that failed, they turned to threats, according to diplomats and government officials who took part in the discussions. Ecuador, which had planned to introduce the measure, was the first to find itself in the cross hairs.

The Americans were blunt: If Ecuador refused to drop the resolution, Washington would unleash punishing trade measures and withdraw crucial military aid. The Ecuadorean government quickly acquiesced.

The showdown over the issue was recounted by more than a dozen participants from several countries, many of whom requested anonymity because they feared retaliation from the United States.

Health advocates scrambled to find another sponsor for the resolution, but at least a dozen countries, most of them poor nations in Africa and Latin America, backed off, citing fears of retaliation, according to officials from Uruguay, Mexico and the United States.

We were astonished, appalled and also saddened, said Patti Rundall, the policy director of the British advocacy group Baby Milk Action, who has attended meetings of the assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization, since the late 1980s.

What happened was tantamount to blackmail, with the U.S. holding the world hostage and trying to overturn nearly 40 years of consensus...

18:29

APPLE-SA-2018-7-9-4 macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, Security Update 2018-004 Sierra, Security Update 2018-004 El Capitan "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Apple Product Security on Jul 10

APPLE-SA-2018-7-9-4 macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, Security Update
2018-004 Sierra, Security Update 2018-004 El Capitan

macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, Security Update 2018-004 Sierra, and
Security Update 2018-004 El Capitan are now available and address
the following:

AMD
Available for: macOS High Sierra 10.13.5
Impact: A malicious application may be able to determine kernel
memory layout
Description: An information disclosure issue was addressed by...

18:28

Switzerland investigates six for suspected bribery of foreign officials in 1MDB probe "IndyWatch Feed War"

Switzerland is investigating six people on suspicion of bribing foreign officials and other offences, as part of a money laundering investigation into Malaysian state fund 1MDB, the Swiss attorney generals office said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO Men walk past a 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) billboard at the funds flagship Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur March 1, 2015. REUTERS/Olivia Harris/File Photo

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is not one of the public officials under accusation, the statement said.

The six under investigation are two former officials from 1MDB, two former officials from Abu Dhabi sovereign funds and two officials of Saudi energy group Petrosaudi.

The statement was issued after Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber met with his Malaysian counterpart Tommy Thomas in Kuala Lumpur.

Reporting by Rozanna Latiff, A. Ananthalakshmi; Editing by Neil Fullick

18:27

APPLE-SA-2018-7-9-1 iOS 11.4.1 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Apple Product Security on Jul 10

APPLE-SA-2018-7-9-1 iOS 11.4.1

iOS 11.4.1 is now available and addresses the following:

CFNetwork
Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod
touch 6th generation
Impact: Cookies may unexpectedly persist in Safari
Description: A cookie management issue was addressed with improved
checks.
CVE-2018-4293: an anonymous researcher

Emoji
Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod
touch 6th generation...

18:26

A New World Order: Brought to You by the Global-Industrial Deep State "IndyWatch Feed War"

There are no nations. There are no peoples There is only IBM and ITT and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable by-laws of business.

Network (1976)

There are those who will tell you that any mention of a New World Order governmenta power elite conspiring to rule the worldis the stuff of conspiracy theories.

I am not one of those skeptics.

Whats more, I wholeheartedly believe that one should always mistrust those in power, take alarm at the first encroachment on ones liberties, and establish powerful constitutional checks against government mischief and abuse.

I can also attest to the fact that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

I have studied enough of this countrys historyand world historyto know that governments (the U.S. government being no exception) are at times indistinguishable from the evil they claim to be fighting, whether that evil takes the form of terrorism, torture, drug trafficking, sex trafficking, murder, violence, theft, pornography, scientific experimentations or some other diabolical means of inflicting pain, suffering and servitude on humanity.

And I have lived long enough to see many so-called conspiracy theories turn into cold, hard fact.

Remember, people used to scoff at the notion of a Deep State (a.k.a. Shadow Government), doubt that fascism could ever take hold in America, and sneer at any suggestion that the United States was starting to resemble Nazi Germany in the years leading up to Hitlers rise to power.

Were beginning to know better, arent we?

The Deep State (a national-security apparatus that holds sway even over the elected leaders n...

18:22

[SECURITY] [DSA 4242-1] ruby-sprockets security update "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Salvatore Bonaccorso on Jul 10

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18:20

Arabic press review: Iraqi militia fighters want to back Houthis against Riyadh "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Also: Deals brokered for Assad opponents to return home; Syrian refugees cross into Jordan; Casbah is top draw in Algiers

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18:17

Bale monkeys, new research "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

Bale Monkey (Cercocebus djamdjamensis), Harenna Forest, Bale, Ethiopia, 7 November 2011. This monkey lives in bamboo or mixed bamboo forest and eats bamboo.

From BioMed Central:

Bale monkeys living in different areas have very different DNA

July 9, 2018

Bale monkeys that live in continuous bamboo forests have different mitochondrial DNA to Bale monkeys living in fragmented forests, according to a study published in the open access journal, BMC Evolutionary Biology.

Dr Addisu Mekonnen and colleagues at The University of Oslo, Norway, looked at the genetic diversity of the two populations of Bale monkeys. Analysis of mitochondrial DNA suggested strong genetic differences between the Bale monkeys who lived in continuous forests or fragmented forests. The researchers found that the populations of Bale monkeys were so different from each other that the Bale monkeys from fragmented forests were more similar to vervets and grivets than Bale monkeys from continuous forests.

Dr Addisu Mekonnen, corresponding author of the study, explains: Remarkably, our phylogenetic analysis showed that Bale monkeys in fragmented forests are more closely related to their sister species, vervets and grivets, than Bale Monkeys from continuous forests. This suggests that hybridization had taken place between Bale monkeys from fragmented forests and vervet and grivet monkeys, but not with bale monkeys in continuous forests. This hybridization could be due to habitat fragmentation and close proximity to similar monkeys.

The authors explain that Bale monkeys, similar to giant pandas and bamboo lemurs, are particularly vulnerable to changes in their habitat as they rely heavily on bamboo and inhabit a small geographic area and are assumed to be less flexible at adapting to a changing environment than a species who dont rely so heavily on one food source and one area.

Bale Monkeys are severely affected by habita...

18:15

A MUST HAVE Prepping/ Survival Item : Solar/Crank Shortwave Radio (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A MUST HAVE Prepping/ Survival Item : Solar/Crank Shortwave Radio Video Canadian Prepper An emergency multiband radio is an essential preparedness tool to keep you informed if the lights go out. More importantly something with its own built in...

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18:14

Can the palm oil sector do more with less to save Indonesia's forests? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A ban on further expansion of Indonesia's palm oil sector has yet to take effect. Whats the hold-up, and what can the sector do to improve productivity?

18:12

27 Elegant Permutations and Combinations Worksheet Answers Pics "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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18:09

Iran does brisk business with BRICS "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, in Jomhouri Building, at Saadabad Palace, in Tehran on May 23, 2016 [Image: PMO, India]

 

Despite the threat of further sanctions on Iran, its oil industry is continuing to do brisk trade with a number of countries, including the BRICS.

According to Iranian oil industry sources in Tehran, overall bilateral trade with BRICS countries reached 53.78 million tons.

While this is a decline of just over 8 per cent year on year, its value is up 7.4 per cent due to higher oil prices.

The volume of trade reached a value of just over $29 billion in the year ending March 21, 2018.

In the meantime, India has moved ahead boosting its strategic trade ties to Iran.

In February, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed nine new trade agreements with Iranian President

The agreements include the development of the strategic port of Chabahar in Iran.

India intends to lease two berths at Chabahar for 10 years. The port will be developed through a special purpose vehicle (SPV) which will invest $85.21 million to convert the berths into a container terminal and a multi-purpose cargo terminal.

The port of Chabahar in southeast Iran is pivotal to Indias efforts to open up a route to landlocked Afghanistan where it has developed close security ties and economic interests.

In April, Iran and Russia agreed to work together within the framework of a Moscow-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) following three years of discussion and negotiations on free trade.

The agreement, which will require ratification in both countries, will bolster bilateral trade and investment and also open Iranian markets and investors to the other EEU members Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Vietnam.

Irans inclusion into the EEU will help it access markets that may have been previously blocked due to US sanctions.

Once ratified, Iran will be expected to establish a free trade zone for EEU trade.

The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies

18:08

Statement by the Cars of Hope collective: Stop the drownings in the Mediterranean and open the borders! "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Statement about the drownings in the Mediterrean sea and border closures by the Cars of Hope collective (from July 10, 2018). 

Originally published by Cars of Hope. Edited Machine translation by Enough is Enough.

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

Since 2015, we, the Cars of Hope initiative, have been supporting people who are seeking refuge on the so-called Balkan route. In the last three years, the political climate in the member states of the European Union has become increasingly rough. The Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini called the people on board of the rescue ship Lifeline human flesh. CSU politicians again and again spoke about asylum tourism, as if  people who are seeking refuge are on a holiday trip. Rescue ships are blocked and their crews prosecuted. Meanwhile, more and more people die in the Mediterranean, others die in the Sahara or in inhumane camps in Libya.

The right to asylum was first curtailed in Germany in 1993. Today, the highest maxim of politics seems to be the de facto abolition of the right to asylum. It is not the permission (by the German government) of arms exports to war parties in the Syrian civil war, such as Turkey, the flooding of African markets with our agricultural surpluses, the emptying of African coastal waters by the European fishing fleet, or the climate change significantly caused by Europeans, that are discussed and seen as a problem. Instead the people who suffer from these policies and set off to find safety and a better future are seen as a problem.

The European Union (EU) says it wants to crack down on smuggling. However what the governments of the EU member states do not say, is that the border closures in the EU are the basis of the business model for so-called human traffickers. The initiators want to fight against the symptoms of their policy without removing the cause. Of course, that will not wo...

18:08

Honda Aims to Break the 150-mph Barrier "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Honda is looking to set a new speed record. Their upgraded platform sports a 190-hp, 999cc engine and... can mow a lawn! Introducing the Mean Mower v2:

It sports a lightweight frame and the 1.0-liter I4 from a Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP, which puts out about 190 horsepower. It also uses the Fireblade's clutch, ECU, six-speed transmission and LCD display.

But it doesn't look like a sport bike, it looks like a mower. To achieve that, Honda used the body panels, front end and grass box from a HF 2622 riding mower and fitted it over the chassis. The wildest part is that it can still cut grass, thanks to a cutter deck with carbon fiber blades, powered by electric motors and two batteries. Most of the rest of the Mean Mower was made from scratch, since this isn't exactly a common thing.

[...] Honda is targeting a max velocity of 150 mph this time around, a far cry from last record's 116.575-mph top speed.

[...] Sliding behind the wheel for the record attempt is Jess Hawkins, a kart and car racer who currently stunt-drives for the Fast & Furious Live touring show.

No word yet on when Honda plans to make its record attempt.


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18:02

Car Crash Brexit How the UK is set to become a second-hand dealer in EU automotive regulation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

The British played a significant unsung role in advancing EU car safety regulations. But just as the industry moves towards greater innovation Britain wants to take a back seat.

Image: Crash test - in pre 98 models, the dummies if human would have all died. Credit: NCAP 

Regulation is too often seen as inherently boring. But today tens of thousands of people owe their lives to good European regulation imposed against the wishes of the motor industry in 1998. Regulation is the anvil of life and death outcomes. It is at least as important as ownership its consequences more widely relevant across our entire social and economic experience.

Anthony Barnetts article for openDemocracy on the significance of regulation as a fourth domain of power and authority alongside the executive, the legislature and the judiciary, and how Brexit will be shaped by it is welcome. If Take back control was Brexits major selling point, then voters will learn this applies to their chances of survival in road crashes and the quality of the air they breathe. Yet, outside the Single Market, Britain will become just a follower of European Union (EU) vehicle safety and emission standards. This is the reality.

The irony is that one of the UKs most successful unsung achievements has been the role the British played in advancing EU consumer protection and public health. The adoption twenty years ago of new crash test standards has halved the number of car occupant deaths. This dramatic improvement in road safety is a success story of UK engagement in the Single Market led by British research and campaigners. Their actions have significantly reduced road deaths not just in the UK but across the EU.

In the mid 1990s over 45,000 people were killed annually in road crashes across the EU. Outdated 1970s crash test regulations were in force, leaving vital safety features like air bags as optional extras. Eventually, in 1995, it was agreed to upgrade EU vehicle safety standards. But, due to intense industry pressure, the European Commissions original proposals barely increased the strin...

18:00

An Amiga 600 With An FPGA Inside "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Amiga is the platform that refuses to die. It must be more than two decades since the debacle surrounding the demise of the original hardware, yet the operating system is still receiving periodic updates, you can still buy Amiga hardware now sporting considerably more powerful silicon than the originals, and its worldwide community is as active as ever.

One of those community projects is the MiSTer FPGA Amiga-on-an-FPGA, and it was this that caught the attention of [Mattsoft]. Impressed with the quality of its recreation of an Amiga, he decided to turn his into a real Amiga, so found an Amiga 600 case and keyboard, and set to work. Into the mix went the Terasic DE10-Nano FPGA board, I/O and RAM boards, a Tynemouth Software keyboard interface, a USB hub, and some well-designed 3D-printed parts allow the original Amiga case to be used without modifications.

The Amiga 600 was the base model in the final Amiga range from the early 1990s, and at the time despite its HDD interface and PCMCIA slot it languished in the shadow of its Amiga 1200 sibling. The styling has aged well though, and this upgrade certainly breathes a little life back into the case if not strictly the machine itself. If you want to learn a bit more about MiSTer then a look at the projects wiki is in order. Perhaps you dont have an Amiga though and would like to wallow in a bit of nostalgia without splashing out for hardware, in that case, give AROS a look.

Thanks [intric8] for the tip.

18:00

Crime Drama:Blue Murder with Caroline Quentin S05 E05 Private Sins Pt 1 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

DCI Lewis and the team are called away from a police function to investigate the death of a private investigator, Peter Williams, who is found on the roof of a multi-storey car park, stabbed in the neck. During a search of his flat, Shap conceals a post-it note with the name Camerton written on it. As DCI Lewis and DI Mayne interview Williams boss, they discover that one of his colleagues, Tanya Lewis, may have information surrounding his death. When Shap later catches up with Tanya, he convinces her to find Camerton in return from immunity from prosecution. Tanya is sent into witness protection, but it isnt long before the killer tracks her down.

18:00

Theological Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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18:00

Review: Wobblies of the World: A Global History of the IWW "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

This book deals with the international scope of the IWW, how it spread to other countries, often through the idea of the One Big Union being carried overseas by seafarers. Edited by Cole, P. Struthers D., Zimmer, K ISBN: 978-0-745399-59-1 PP: 320 Pluto Press 2018 Review by Anarchist Communist Group The Industrial Workers of the World was

17:59

What does the battle of Deraa symbolise?, by Thierry Meyssan "IndyWatch Feed War"

Thierry Meyssan does not accept the story of the beginning of hostilities in Syria as presented by the Western and Gulf Press over the last seven years. He is therefore returning to these events to examine them in the light of certain elements which have become known since then. As in all science, political science moves closer to the truth by questioning its previous conclusions and integrating new observations into its reasoning.

17:53

Angela Merkel wont pay the price to truly lead Europe "IndyWatch Feed War"

Angela Merkel is, her supporters like to gloat, the leader of the free world.

Just dont ask her to spend as if she is.

President Trump has made the German chancellor one of his favorite rhetorical targets, especially over Germanys anemic defense expenditures. This has led to worries about the future of the trans-Atlantic alliance, and reflexive support for Merkel among the American political elite.

Trump shouldnt openly mock Merkel, or suggest that there have been annual dues to NATO that Germany has failed to pay. Trump tends to view foreign countries like contractors trying to scam him in a development deal. This neglects history, geostrategy and the national pride of other countries as usual, Trump would benefit from at least a gesture toward statesmanship.

Yet, Germanys defense spending, or lack thereof, is a disgrace. One would think the country would have been embarrassed onto a different trajectory after German troops Panzergrenadierbattalion 371, to be exact had to use broomsticks instead of guns in a NATO exercise in 2014. But Germany evidently doesnt embarrass easily.

By Rich Lowry
Commentary
New York Post

NATO countries, after a long vacation from history after the end of the Cold War, agreed at a summit in Wales in 2014 to spend 2 percent of GDP on defense annually within 10 years.

The Baltic states, and anyone in the direct line of fire of Vladimir Putins Russia, are scared and spending like it although no one will mistake these countries for behemoths. England is above 2 percent, at least in theory (one think tank says its actually 1.6 percent). France is steadily increasing toward the 2 percent target.

It is the biggest economy in Europe and fourth-largest in the world that is the serious laggard. Germany spends all of 1.2 percent of GDP on defense. As Elizabeth Braw points out at Foreign Policy, its military is short on tents and winter clothes. Its aircraft suffers from missing spare parts and most of its tanks arent battle-ready....

17:52

16 Inspirational Transcription Worksheet Answer Key Collection "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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Correctly Defining Modern Zionism "IndyWatch Feed War"

Correctly Defining Modern Zionism Brett Redmayne-Titley  July 8, 2018 There is much that the civilized world does not understand about modern Zionism. Today, the definitions of being Jewish, Israeli or Zionist are, to most people, analogous. They are not. Indoctrinated into submitting to this incorrect, singular and collective definition, solely due to Zionisms false []

17:46

In World First, Danish Court Rules Stream-Ripping Site Illegal "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

While millions of users still obtain pirate music from peer-to-peer platforms such as BitTorrent, in recent years a new challenge has appeared on the horizon.

Sites like YouTube, which offer millions of copies of almost every song imaginable, are now an unwitting player in the piracy ecosystem. Every day, countless people use special tools to extract music from video tracks before storing them on their local machines.

This so-called stream-ripping phenomenon is now cited as being one of the greatest piracy threats to the record labels but thus far, no single action has been able to stem the tide.

Over in Denmark, however, there has been a breakthrough of sorts following action by local anti-piracy outfit RightsAlliance taken on behalf of IFPI, collecting society KODA, the Danish Artist Union, and the Danish Musicians Association.

The action targeted Convert2MP3, a site that allows users to download audio and video from platforms including YouTube. The recording industry groups wanted the stream-ripping platform blocked by Internet service providers in Denmark but first, they needed it to be declared illegal in the country. That decision came last week from a court in Frederiksberg.

The result of the case is historic, as it is the first time worldwide that a stream-ripping service has been ordered to be blocked, Rights Alliance said in a statement.

It also proves that the activities of Rights Alliance are compliant with developments on the Internet, where illegal services constantly find new ways to exploit rights illegally. The case thus illustrates the importance of the technology-neutral approach in the Alliances blocking work.

Rights Alliance Director Maria Fredenslund says that the ruling creates clarity for users, who until now may have considered that sites like Convert2MP3, which are used alongside digital platforms such as YouTube or Spotifys free tier, operate legally.

It is clear that you can quickly be cheated to believe that free music means that you have the right to do what you want, Fredenslund says.

The problem is that stream ripping services do not license the music from the rightholders, which therefore lose their business base. Therefore, we are very pleased that we now have confirmation that stream ripping is therefore illegal.

Convert2MP3, which claims on its website to be bas...

17:45

Blue Frontiers, the company building the worlds first sustainable floating islands in French Polynesia, in collaboration with the Startup Societies Foundation, is holding a competition to encourage the creation of Special Economic Zones in different parts of the world that are interested in economic growth. "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Blue Frontiers, the company building the world's first sustainable floating islands in French Polynesia, in collaboration with the Startup Societies Foundation, is holding a competition to encourage the creation of Special Economic Zones in different parts of the world that are interested in economic growth. The winner will be awarded with $100,000 USD plus the possibility to become a partner in building a seastead in their home country. Nine additional proposals will win an all-expenses paid trip to the fully-operational floating pavilion in the Netherlands, built by Blue21, the architects of Blue Frontiers Floating Island Project. Learn more!

17:45

America Bombs, Europe Gets the Refugees. Thats Evil "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

America Bombs, Europe Gets the Refugees. Thats Evil by Eric Zuesse Strategic-Culture The US Government (with France and a few other US allies) bombs Libya, Syria, etc.; and the US regime refuses to accept any of the resulting refugees...

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17:44

Germany probes huge Iran cash transfer request "IndyWatch Feed War"

German authorities have started investigating an Iranian government plan to fly out hundreds of millions of euros from Hamburg to Tehran. If approved, the move is certain to provoke a strong reaction from the US.

    
Euro banknotes behind a padlock (picture alliance/dpa)

The 300 million ($350 million) in question is being held by the European-Iranian Trade Bank, which is owned by the Iranian state, but registered in Hamburg with the German central bank, the Bundesbank.

According to a report by Germanys Bild newspaper, Iran wants to fly the money out as soon as possible to avoid the potential freezing of accounts as a result of reimposed US sanctions coming into effect in August.

If the operation goes ahead, it is likely to trigger a strong response from Washington. The US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, already told the newspaper that the government of US President Donald Trump was very concerned and called on Berlin to intervene and stop the plan.

Bild reported that the money to be flown out would be passed on to Iranians lacking a valid credit card to use while traveling abroad and in need of cash.

Tough decision ahead

A German Finance Ministry spokeswoman said it would be one of the largest cash transfers ever in German history.

The German Foreign Ministry said the current probe would aim to determine whether the arrangement would be an infringement of existing sanctions, and that in order for them to intervene, there would have to be concrete evidence of illegal activity.

Germany is in a bind over the requested transfer because blocking the move could be politically precarious, as it could mean the collapse of the Iran nuclear deal, which the European Union still hopes to salvage.

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17:42

Trump packs US Supreme Court with far-rightists "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video shows progessive versus right-wing demonstrators at the United States Supreme Court.

By Patrick Martin in the USA:

Trump chooses second ultra-right Supreme Court justice

10 July 2018

President Donald Trump announced the nomination Monday night of Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appellate judge from the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. The confirmation of Kavanaugh, virtually inevitable given the open capitulation by the Democratic Party, will cement an extreme-right majority on the highest US court for the foreseeable future.

Kavanaugh is set to join the far-right bloc consisting of Gorsuch, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, with Chief Justice John Robertsan arch-reactionary by historical standardsreplacing Kennedy as the swing justice, having sided on a handful of occasions with the four more moderate justices who comprise the so-called liberal bloc.

The unveiling of the nomination on prime-time television, broadcast by all the networks and cable channels, provided a blare of publicity to an event that otherwise was completely empty. Trump repeated a few scripted platitudes about the Constitution being the crown jewel of American society, only days after...

17:42

USB Accessory Can Defeat iOS's New "USB Restricted Mode" Security Feature "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With the release of iOS 11.4.1, Apple has finally rolled out a new security feature designed to protect your devices against USB accessories that connect to the data port, making it harder for law enforcement and hackers to break into your iPhone or iPad without your permission. Dubbed USB Restricted Mode, the feature automatically disables data connection capabilities of the Lightning port on

17:39

The Persecution of Rafael Correa "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Joe Emersberger | CounterPunch | July 9, 2018 An Ecuadorean judge has issued an arrest order for former President Rafael Correa. Correa is accused of having masterminded an attempted kidnapping of the right wing former legislator, Fernando Balda, in 2012. Balda was in Colombia at the time evading a prison sentence in Ecuador for []

17:39

Nigerian army releases over 183 former child soldiers "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The UN Childrens Fund has welcomed the Nigerian military's release of 183 children in northeast Nigeria after the children were cleared of ties with Boko Haram

17:38

That Giant Sucking Sound is Post-Brexit London Losing Out "IndyWatch Feed War"

The U.K. capitals rivals are slowly carving chunks out of its business.

July 10, 2018, 1:00 AM EDT
Bloomberg
There wont be so many commuters like these.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Mark Gilbert is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering asset management. He previously was the London bureau chief for Bloomberg News. He is also the author of Complicit: How Greed and Collusion Made the Credit Crisis Unstoppable.

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17:32

US-North Korea talks are faltering. Trump is blaming China "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trump thinks Beijing could be riled up over the US-Chinese trade war.

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

The Trump administration is having trouble navigating talks with North Korea and the president is suggesting that China might be to blame.

On Monday, President Donald Trump attempted to minimize the wide gulf between the US and North Korea during their high-level negotiations last week. And he floated the theory that any problems might be due to Beijings meddling.

I have confidence that Kim Jong Un will honor the contract we signed &, even more importantly, our handshake, Trump tweeted, referring to the denuclearization agreement that the US and North Korea signed during the Singapore summit earlier in June. China, on the other hand, may be exerting negative pressure on a deal because of our posture on Chinese Trade-Hope Not! he added.

Trumps somewhat optimistic tweet comes after the US and North Korean officials had very different takeaways from talks last week.

At the end of two days of meetings in Pyongyang, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday that discussions had been productive. But North Korea offered up a different take: An unnamed spoke...

17:32

America's northernmost town has heaviest July snow in 55 years as southern Alaska breaks heat records "IndyWatch Feed World"

Alaska's showed off its weather contrasts the first week of July with record snow in the north and record heat in the south. Wet snow mixed in with rain Saturday evening in Utqiagvik, formerly known as Barrow, as an Arctic Ocean storm pushed a cold front through, dropping 2 inches of wet snow. This was the heaviest July snow in America's northernmost town since the Fourth of July 1963, according to Rick Thoman, climate science and services manager for the National Weather Service Alaska region. A web cam Saturday evening showed a light coating of wet snow mainly on building roofs and vehicle tops. Snow can fall in any month in Utqiagvik. Even during the warmest time of year, average low temperatures are still in the middle 30s, cold enough to allow snowflakes aloft to make it to the ground. Before Saturday, there had been only five other July days with at least 2 inches of snowfall in Utqiagvik, according to NOAA's ACIS database with records dating to 1902. Other than July 4, 1963, the four other days occurred either in the 1920s or 1930s, led by a 6-inch snowfall on July 29, 1922.

17:30

Lauren Southern visa to Australia finally approved "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Lauren Southern visa to Australia finally approved appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

17:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats S01 E06 Lie Down With Dogs "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

From Wikipedia

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. 

17:28

19 New Plotting Points Worksheet Picture Photos "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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17:26

China pledges $15 million to Palestinians amid major push for Mideast influence "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

President Xi announces plan to give Arab states more than $23 billion for economic development, calls them natural partners of China

China's President Xi Jinping gives a speech during the 8th Ministerial Meeting of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 10, 2018. (AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO)
Chinas President Xi Jinping gives a speech during the 8th Ministerial Meeting of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 10, 2018. (AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO)

China will provide Palestinians with more than $15 million in aid, President Xi Jinping told top Arab officials Tuesday, as Beijing seeks to build its influence in the Middle East and Africa.

The 100 million yuan pledge to Palestinians was made as part of a plan to give Arab states more than $23 billion in lines of credit, loans and humanitarian assistance for economic development.

The money will be earmarked for projects that will produce good employment opportunities and positive social impact in Arab States that have reconstruction needs, said Xi, without providing further details.

It is part of a special Chinese program for economic reconstruction and industrial revitalization, Xi told participants at a China-Arab States forum in Beijings Great Hall of the People.

Beijing is also prepared to provide another one billion yuan ($151 million) to countries in the region to build capacity for stability maintenance, Xi said, using a term commonly associated with policing and surveillance.

Xi said that Syria, Yemen, Jordan and Lebanon would rece...

17:25

Minister extends NCEA consultation after meeting principals "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Its good to see a positive response from Nikki Kaye to the extension of consultation on NCEA announced by Minister of Education Chris Hipkins. And good to see Hipkins listen and adjust his approach. It is good that the minister has listened to the principals and schools who have had concerns about he NCEA review. []

17:24

Calling apartheid israel racist isnt anti-Semitic, rules UK Labour #BDS "IndyWatch Feed War"

Calling Israel racist isnt anti-Semitic, rules UK Labour Asa Winstanley Palestine solidarity campaigners have welcomed new rules on anti-Semitism passed by the British Labour Partys ruling executive this week. Left-wing group Jewish Voice for Labour gave the new rules a cautious welcome, saying in a statement that the code of conduct offers a constructive framework []

17:22

Amazing Map Shows Every Space Probe Now Exploring Our Solar System "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

They say outer space is a lonely place, but a new chart shows that some regions have gotten a bit crowded. It purports to show the positions of all the space probes now at work snapping photos and collecting data in our solar system.

Story continues below.

solar system missions A diagram, updated once a month, of active space missions beyond Earth orbit.

17:20

Endlessly travelling into the dusk a Claude Lanzmann obituary "IndyWatch Feed National"

In 1974, when Lanzmann had started filming his 350 hours of interviews, Holocaust cinema was the domain of European filmmakers such as Liliana Cavani, Louis Malle, Lina Wetmuller and Joseph Losey, pondering amnesia, conformism, class, and deep Freudian studies of the effects of totalitarianism on the psyche.

17:19

Dozens of immigrant children to be released from US detention centers "IndyWatch Feed War"

Dozens of immigrant children will be released from detention centers and reunited with their parents Tuesday.

A government lawyer said Monday at least 54 children under the age of 5 would join their parents by a court-ordered deadline, only about half the 100 or so children covered by the order. The Trump administration was working on final background checks for another five children ahead of Tuesdays deadline.

Parents in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody for the most part are being taken to locations near their children and the families will be released, Justice Department attorney Sarah Fabian said in court. She said locations would not be publicly disclosed, but children have been sent to shelters across the country.

More than 2,000 children were separated from their parents by U.S. immigration authorities at the border this spring before President Donald Trump reversed course on June 20 amid an international outcry. Last week, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said there were under 3,000 separated children in all.

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In this file photo taken on June 17, 2018 immigrants wait to head to a nearby Catholic Charities relief center after being dropped off at a bus station shortly after release from detention in McAllen, Texas. (AFP Photo)

Late last month, U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego set a 14-day deadline to reunite children under 5 with their parents and a 30-day deadline for older children. The 30-day deadline is up July 26.

American Civil Liberties Union attorney Lee Gelernt sought assurances from the government Monday that advocates would be in position to guide parents when they are released in a foreign land. The parents will be free while their cases wind through immigration court, which can take years, and may be required to wear ankle monitors.

On Monday, a federal judge in Los Angeles rejected the Trump administrations efforts to detain immigrant families in long-term facilities, calling it a cynical attempt to undo a longstanding court settlement.

U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee said the government had failed to present new evidence to support revising a court order that limits the detention of children who crossed the border illegally.

The Department of Justice asked Gee to alter a 1997 settlement, which provides the framework for how to handle detained immigrant children, so it could detain families together for longer periods.

Three years ago, Gee rejected a similar effort by the Obama administration. She ruled a...

17:15

Text Message: Strzok, the PSEU and a subpoena? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Text Message: Strzok, the PSEU and a subpoena? Video Tracy Beanz Video Source

The post Text Message: Strzok, the PSEU and a subpoena? (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:10

Almost One Year Later, Many Still Wait for Funds from Charlottesville "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Almost One Year Later, Many Still Wait for Funds from Charlottesville appeared first on It's Going Down.

The following report was written by someone affected by the fascist violence in Charlottesville last year, and has since reached out to Its Going Down to have their story published. Before publishing this piece, we reached out to the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) via Twitter for comment, of which we got no reply. We also asked members of the Libertarian Socialist Caucus of the DSA about this situation, and they replied that the funds were in a similar situation as described in the text below.

In the early summer of 2017 Charlottesville, VA became a hotspot for white supremacists actions. Their claims were that this was a response to the debate surrounding the removal of Confederate monuments and so-called free speech, but we all know this to be false beyond a shadow of a doubt. The intention was and has been to use the tools of liberalism to organize white supremacist factions, terrorize communities, and normalize their discourse. For many in Charlottesville the lead up to white supremacists rallying around Richard Spencer taking to the streets with tiki torches on May 13th, 2017 was long and arduous. For others their involvement began that evening. They arrived suddenly, organized fast enough to have pictures taken, and disappeared just as quickly. With the energy that was building from their actions, Jason Kessler decided to host the now internationally known Unite the Right.

As anti-fascist and anti-racist activists were bracing for whatever could come from this, there were about 200 people that were awaiting court cases after mass arrests in Washington DC on January 20th, 2017. These comrades were arrested during the protests of Donald Trumps inauguration, and most of those arrested were being threatened with 80 years of imprisonment. Their charges were based on the fact that they were in the confines of the police kettle that was established and they were processed and jailed until they could be bailed out. This is important because it sets the tone for the distrust that follows.

The closer it got to August 11th and 12th, 2017, the more it was apparent that the Unite the Right rally was a focal point for police interests. Local jurisdictions appeared to be in contact with Jason Kessler and trusting that the information he provided them was a true representation of what would soon play out. When a small group of anti-fascist and anti-racist activists were surrounded at the base of the Jefferson statue on UVA grounds by hundreds of torch-bearing white supremacists chanting Jews will not replace us, a b...

17:10

China pledges $20 billion in loans for Arab states "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

China will provide Arab states with $20 billion in loans for economic development, President Xi Jinping told top Arab officials Tuesday, as Beijing seeks to build its influence in the Middle East and Africa.

The money will be earmarked for projects that will produce good employment opportunities and positive social impact in Arab States that have reconstruction needs, said Xi, without providing further details.

It is part of a special Chinese programme for economic reconstruction and industrial revitalisation, Xi told participants at a China-Arab States forum in Beijings Great Hall of the People.

POOL/AFP | China is seeking to expand its influence in the Middle East

Beijing is also prepared to provide another one billion yuan to countries in the region to build capacity for stability maintenance, Xi said, using a term commonly associated with policing and surveillance.

Since taking office, Xi has overseen a concerted effort to expand Chinese influence in the Middle East and Africa, including the construction of the countrys first military base in Arab League state Djibouti.

China has already provided vast sums to Arab countries, with Djibouti alone owing some $1.3 billion, according to estimates from the US-based China Africa Research Initiative.

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The financial largesse has raised concerns both at home and abroad over the vulnerability of poor nations to such massive debt.

Last year Sri Lanka was forced to hand over majority control of its Hambantota port to China after being unable to repay its loans.

At the heart of Xis vision is the Belt and Road initiative, a $1-trillion infrastructure programme billed as a modern revival of the ancient Silk Road that once carried fabrics, spices and a wealth of other goods between Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

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The Arab states position at the centre of the ancient trade route makes them natural partners in Chinas new undertaking, he said, adding he expected the summit would end with an agreement on cooperation on the initiative.

Chinese and Arab peoples, though far apart...

17:08

30 Fresh Ratio Tables Worksheets with Answers Gallery "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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17:07

30 Inspirational Active and Passive Transport Worksheet Answers Collection "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

worksheet cell transport worksheets answers membrane and worksheet science escape room cell transport osmosis and diffusion diffusion osmosis and active transport practice questions cell transport passive transport coloring cell transport review key 3 cellular transport review osmosis worksheet cell transport worksheets answers membrane and worksheet...

17:02

The End of the Old Solar System, the Beginning of the New "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Today marks not one but two milestones in planetary exploration. It is the 25th anniversary of Voyager 2s flight past Neptune, the most distant planet ever seen up close. It is also the exact day that the New Horizons spacecraft is crossing Neptunes orbit on its way to Pluto, the mysterious world that marks the boundary between the solar system we know and the one we dont.

17:02

Signs of Upcoming Changes at EPO: Raimund Lutz, eljko Topi and Other Team Battistelli Folks Are Being Replaced "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Summary: Vice-Presidents of DG1, DG4 and DG5 are being replaced just over a week after the Campinos tenure began (decisions actually made last week); Might this suggest the imminent implosion of so-called Team Battistelli?

THE EPO scandals arent over; yesterday we wrote that actions from Antnio Campinos were needed, not just words.

What is going on? There is definitely something going on, but the public stakeholders included isnt being informed.A few weeks ago some lady said that the EPO had halted recruitment of ongoing applicants (job applications), even successful ones. HR scandal? Some sources told us that there are internal messages to that effect, insinuating if not reaffirming a long-rumoured hiring freeze which may or may not signal potential layoffs to come (15% is the number weve heard).

What is going on? There is definitely something going on, but the public stakeholders included isnt being informed. Not fully and properly anyway

Is the new EPO President, Mr. Campinos, deleting comments? See comment #3 here. To quote:

A couple of days ago, I posted a congratulatory and encouraging message to the comments box of the EPO Presidents blog. Till now though, the Blog continues to report No comments.

Can anybody here give me any reassurance, that my message will one day appear?

Readers, what do you think? Am I wasting my time, posting comments to the Campinos Blog? Perhaps comments to it, that are not obsequious enough for the blog-keepers, struggle to get through to publication? Perhaps to comment you anyway have to be an EPO employee?

Who knows? Other than (of course) Mr Campinos and his innermost circle? Meanwhile, whats the point of engaging, I ask myself?

As of 8AM today, still No comments. Here:...

17:01

Good shooting: Syrian state media says air defences hit israeli plane, thwart missile strike "IndyWatch Feed War"

Syrian state media says air defences hit Israeli plane, thwart missile strike BEIRUT, July 8 (Reuters) Syrian military air defences struck an Israeli warplane and shot down Israeli missiles targeting the T4 air base in Homs province in response to an act of aggression on Sunday night, Syrian state media said. An Israeli military []

17:01

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


by Noah

THE MOSCOW 7


As the meme says, "Have to ask why." Well, do we really, really have to ask? 7 of the Republican Party's "best people" are invited to Moscow. 7 Republicans. 6 senators, 1 congresswoman. No Democrats invited. No Democrats allowed. Oh, they made a little game of it, temporarily inviting New Hampshire's Jeanne Shaheen, but she didn't make the final cut. Not qualified, I guess. No room on the plane. Only the treasonous 7 allowed. The Red Menace used to refer only to the Russians. How fitting that it now also means the red party.

Remember these names: Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS), Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA), Sen. Steve Daines (R- MT), Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND).

The not so magnificent 7 meet with top Russian counterparts for several days. No witnesses as to what was said. Sounds kosher, doesn't it? Did they get a tour of Russia's cyber-ops operations? Laying some groundwork for November? Providing some useful voting district info? I guess it wouldn't be the first time. I guess the senators had to do the meeting since it appears that Trump's usual gang of idiots is under investigation just weren't available right now. Hard to travel with an bracelet around your ankle or an indictment around your neck. Besides, the Orange Fascist wanted to send his big boys in.

6 of the 7 all end up in Moscow on July 4th. In your face America! Sen. Daines went back to DC for a photo-op at a fireworks display. Gotta show your patriotism, right? The last meeting takes place 10 days before their leader who pretends to be our leader but is really the Manchurian President, our leader who "talks with Putin all the time," plans to meet...

17:00

Fuck Assad, fuck his Western lackeys: An anarchist statement on Eva Bartlett "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Tomorrow Eva Bartlett, a self-appointed independent journalist who fancies herself an expert on Middle East will be speaking in London. It seems like a good time to repost this excellent statement from  the anarchists in Hamilton, Canada, on Bartlett and why she and other Assad apologists need to be opposed. (zb) We are convinced that

17:00

Michael Bierut on how to reinvent a legacy brand "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Pentagram partner, who recently redesigned MITs century-old Technology Review, weighs in with some tips.

This month, the the 118-year old MIT Technology Review launches the first issue of its redesign, featuring a new visual identity and editorial look. The strategic overhaul of the print bimonthly, led by Pentagram partner Michael Bierut, offers important lessons in how to revamp a legacy brand at a time of rampant disruption.

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17:00

Classic Comedy: Are You Being Served? S05 E06 Goodbye Mr Grainger "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Wikipedia

Are You Being Served? is a British sitcom created and written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft (Croft also directed some episodes), with contributions from Michael Knowles and John Chapman, for the BBC Set in London, the show follows the misadventures and mishaps of the staff of the retail ladies and gentlemens clothing departments in the flagship department store of a fictional chain called Grace Brothers.

17:00

Free speech under attack: Phil Goff acted like the Fhrer "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz Luke Izaak and Dave Pellowe discuss the bureaucratic roadblocks for the upcoming Australian tour for Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux. The post Free speech under attack: Phil Goff acted like the Fhrer appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

17:00

How the Education System Limits Your Consciousness "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


Of course, that is true, but it has never been through intent but through a simple lack of imagination and a lack of understanding process itself.
 
The purpose of education is to train the brain and there are many aspects to that.   All those aspects properly demand progressive training in order to achieve optimal performance.  With optimal performance new possibilities open up and become possible.

Education does teach scholarship, but it can do even that much better.  Real scholarship means reading all available texts on a given topic in order to open your eyes to various aspects of the topic.  Then setting it aside as understood pending fresh data.  If you have done this you should be easily be able to ace a proper test on the topic.  This represents hard work of course and possibly a practicum and a return to polish your knowledge.
 
What is not indicated is a superficial review, a cursory test to confirm a half grasped understanding as is most of our so called education.  Such a system barely helps you until you hit a real need and do exactly what i just described to master your art.  Every salesman has read all sorts of books on his art to improve his mastery.  I wonder why, when the process is so simple to describe?
 
You should not leave our school system with out real mastery of scholarship and a long list of additional skills including practical ones like plant husbandry, weapons drill (to develop real care around dangerous tools), welding, power tool use including lath operations and measurement methodology.  None of these can be done on a look see basis but needs to be done for say fifteen minutes at a time to maximize focus, just like meditation.  We need to also master meditation to control garbage input from our subconscious.

If we lack those clear objectives and not then work to apply them daily, then we advance ou...

17:00

Georgia's Nacoochee Valley Gold and Archeology "IndyWatch Feed Tech"





I stripped out all the images in this report.

Do go to the original post for those.  What is important is the exceptional gold content of this district and other geological anomalies.  Throw in the archeology built up over three thousand years of active exploitation and we have what has to be the ultimate Super Site.

What this means is that it demands a global surface and subsurface land acquisition operation that takes it all in and then a progressive excavation operation that employs thousands over decades. This operation should include actual gold recovery from all process dirt followed by surface restoration.  Actual alluvial gold resources also need to be processed as well..

Because we are mining all the dirt, we are not attempting to minimize or even optimize costs against gold recoveries.  The important value is in the archeology to be recovered here.


MASSIVE OVAL TEMPLE MOUND IDENTIFIED IN GEORGIAS NACOOCHEE VALLEY

https://peopleofonefire.com/massive-oval-temple-mound-identified-in-georgias-nacoochee-valley.html

The archaeological site is also linked to the fate of the last Roanoke Island Colony in North Carolina.
It appears to be the large sculptured hill, dedicated to the Apalache sun goddess, which was visited by Richard Briggstock in 1653. This goddess had all the traits of the Hebrew YWYW, except that she was female. The sun was considered her special creation, not the goddess itself. Briggstock told his story to the Rev. Charles de Rochefort, Chaplain to French and Scottish Protestants in the Caribbean Basin. De Rochefort forwarded Briggstocks crude sketches to a printer and engraver in Rotterdam, Holland, Arnout Leers. That is why the mound is portrayed significantly too bucolic and the temple looked like a Greek Orthodox Church. 

The annotated translation of de Rocheforts description of the Native American peoples of Georgia in the 1650s is entitled, The Apalache Chronicles. It was published by Marilyn Rae and Richard Thornton in 2013. The book is available from Ancient Cypress Press and Amazon.com. Also last year, I published a comprehensive analysis of all arc......

Do Magic mushrooms Work better than Proxzac? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


  
This is the type of news i want to see more of.   What is clear from the many reports on Ayahuasca and Magic Mushrooms is that a huge experience is generated.  It is very real and it can be intelligently guided or worked with by the patient or far better in conjunction with an experienced guide.

This will be the true future of psychiatry and we need many more champions

The debate regarding the real utility of Magic Mushrooms, CBDs, THC, Ayahuasca was largely been laid to rest, at least to those willing to do their homework.  What is happening now is that delivery protocols are been perfected.  Results will start to become predictable.  With that it will become obvious were careful guidance and even what type of guidance will be beneficial.. .   

Of course these known products do have an excellent safety record which makes working with them a lot safer.  Other products are out there surely but have spotty records and can wait until we master these.

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DO MAGIC MUSHROOMS WORK BETTER THAN PROZAC? SHE AIMS TO FIND OUT

By Matthew Green
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17:00

Torrential rain, floods and landslides leave at least 126 dead in Japan; highest death toll caused by rainfall in over three decades (Update) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Death toll continues to climb after week of heavy rain that has washed away houses Torrents of rainfall and flooding battered a widespread area in southwestern Japan on Saturday, leaving at least 15 people dead and more than 50 missing, according to Japanese media. As the death toll continued to climb from the rainfall, which began earlier this week, Okayama prefecture said a man caught in a landslide was pronounced dead. Kyodo news service reported another death in a landslide in Hiroshima, which set off a fire, while the body of a child was found in a flooded area. Among the missing were five people who got buried when housing collapsed, also in Hiroshima prefecture. In Ehime prefecture, a woman was found dead on the second floor of a home hit by a landslide, Kyodo said. Yamaguchi prefecture, another area hit by the heavy rain, alerted people to heed evacuation warnings and act quickly.

17:00

Hillary Clinton Isnt Likely to Run in 2020. But . . . "IndyWatch Feed Tech"





As pointed out, this is not totally crazy. I also suspect that it may also be strategic as it plausibly allows her to once again push back at least some of the wall of indictments haunting her.  I just do not think that any of it will last long and certainly not past the moment when any other attractive candidate without her track record gets traction.
 
 
The real problem here is that the DNC is still completely shell shocked from 2016 and is a zombie.  The so called popular support numbers should have provided traction except they were proven to be produced by outright criminal vote rigging which will not happen in 2018 ( see IG report ).  The real numbers are likely around 70 million  to 56 million which is seriously depressing if you understand the truth.  Thus we still see no Democrat rebound at all.  That alone confirms the real narrative.
 
 
As Lionel Nation points out her candidacy would scupper whatever is left of the DNC.  Even without her roiling the waters, the DNC will now be shellacked this November in the Midterms.  Nothing is going for them and the MSM false progressive narrative is facing a steadily increasing push-back and collapsing ratings as well.
 
 
If a clear consensus exists today though it is that she must be kidding. When Trump met universal public derision when he announced, it was not from his eventual supporters who all knew who he was and understood he could do the job.  Today, no such audience exists for her and at least several percentage points will be switching to trump in 2020.  That suggests a 76 mil to 48 mil landslide.


Hillary Clinton Isnt Likely to Run in 2020. But . . .


By Jim Geraghty

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17:00

Reflections on World Refugee Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

For one refugee, World Refugee Day is a stark reminder of the world's collective failure.

Chios island, Greece. Photo: Mustafa Jado. All rights reserved.

World refugee day or, rather, worlds biggest failure day?

A political failure of things much bigger, be it wars, borders, inequalities, feudalism or capitalism, a consequence of world leaders collective decisions. Maybe it doesnt even matter? At least refugees have a day to celebrate with the world.

Can the world commemorate its own failure?

The failure is so large, maybe thats why politicians turned their back. What does this day mean for refugees? It means someone decided theyd be refugees, someone made decisions about their life, their past, their future, and their present. Their existence is now the consequence of political decisions and thats not refugees fault at all.

Maybe soon the world will erase this day because it no longer fits.

How do refugees feel about this day? Will they work on creating a new world where they fit, one unlike the present world that denies them, separates them from the rest, calls them refugees? Arent we refugees also humans on this planet?

How can we think of refugees as humans when society simply designs our identity in line with a fixed idea of the world?

Refugees are victims of the present.

Be thankful, refugees, that you have a day to celebrate. At least the humans of the world remember you once a year. After all, every other day is for banishing you, stealing your identity, your rights as a human being. What kind of being are you, anyway, refugees? Humans? Animals?

Be thankful, refugees, that you have a day to celebrate. After all, every other day is for banishing you.

No. Dont mind when other humans deny your existence. You are above labels. You exist.

Let them call you whatever they want. Appreciate it, appreciate being a failure of the world. Take this failure as an opportunity to question who you are. Keep asking yourself why the world doesnt accept you. There you will find the answer, there you will transcend the world as it is now.

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16:59

Republic of Congo ivory seizure "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Groupe Congo Medias
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Anyone who derogates from the protection measures for wild animal species
in the Republic of Congo is liable to the sanctions provided by law.

It is in this context that arrests, prosecutions, and convictions of
traffickers of wildlife products are frequently observed in several cities
and localities of the country.

Just this Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Pokola in the Department of Sangha, a
Cameroonian-Congolese subject was arrested in the act of detention and
illegal circulation of nine (9) ivory tusks representing five (5) massacred
elephants.

Although he was already known to the authorities, the arrest of Mahamad
ABDOU was the work of a collaboration between the Departmental Direction of
the Forest Economy of the Sangha and elements of the National Gendarmerie
with the support of the project support for the implementation of the
Wildlife Act.

This operation was designed to unmask the methods used by this last to get
rich on the back of a massacre of elephants, an animal species fully
protected in the Republic of Congo.

Mahamad ABDOU is a notorious ivory trafficker. He would pass these ivory
orders to teams of poachers in the forest, then use his shop as a cover to
resell to customers and clients, not only from the cities of the Republic
of Congo but also from countries bordering Congo, in particular Cameroon.

Pokola would be the storage center for ivory tusks before sale.

This alleged ivory trafficker acknowledges the facts alleged against him,
namely the illegal possession and circulation of nine (9) ivory tusks. He
may also be prosecuted for the presumption of slaughter of this fully
protected animal species (elephant). He faces a sentence of more than 5
years? imprisonment.

The elephant is threatened with extinction in the forests of the Congo in
general and those of the Department of Sangha especially because of
poaching for its tusks.

Sangha is among the most affected departments in the Congo for ivory
trafficking and elephant poaching. It is therefore up to the justice system
to strictly repress these acts, in order to better dissuade and sensitize
public opinion.

In the Republic of Congo, elephants are fully protected ani...

16:55

Namibia Chinese national facing ivory, rhino horn and cheetah skin charges "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

New Era (Namibia)

Staff Reporter

WINDHOEK Investigations into the case of a pensioner who stands accused of the alleged dealing in the illegal trade of wildlife products have been finalised.

Lai Yau Ruan, 80, appeared in the Windhoek Magistrates Court last week before Magistrate Vanessa Stanley. He was informed the probe has been completed and the State is ready for him to make his preliminary plea.
Ruan is out on bail of N$180,000.

He faces a charge of unlawful possession of wildlife products.
According to the prosecution, Ruan had no permit authorizing him to possess the products and thus he violated the Controlled Wildlife and Trade Act.

Ruan was arrested on January 2 after the police raided the house he occupied in the suburb of Ludwigsdorf, Windhoek. They found him at his residence with one rhino horn, 60 pieces of ivory, one leopard head skin and a cheetah skin.

Investigations are yet to reveal if the house in which the contraband was found belongs to Ruan who is said to have been in the country for more than 17 years.

Ruan is expected to tender his preliminary plea on July 25. Magistrate Stanley postponed the case for the preliminary plea, extending Ruans bail with a warning.

Public prosecutor Marcus Angula was prosecuting for the State with defence attorney Kadhila Amoomo representing Ruan.

16:55

Elon Musk was tweeting from Thai cave rescue operation site "IndyWatch Feed World"

Musk had previously expressed his desire to use a custom-built SpaceX mini-sub to help rescue the trapped boys.

It appears Musk may have actually traveled to the site where some boys still remain trapped in a flooded cave. Musk tweeted out the following pics:

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16:52

Botswana Mike Chase opposes arguments for lifting hunting ban "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

This is not sur5prising, as he has long campaigned against hunting.  His figures dont explain why there are huge fluctuations in elephant survey results with the 2012 dry season survey showing 207,000 elephants, and then the next one showed just over 140,000. He conveniently ignores the 2012 census, as it doesnt support his argument. There isnt a consistent, totally stable number of elephants in Botswana. The elephants there are part of a huge population of well over 200,000 that move between Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and even Angola.  He doesnt engage at all with the figures of 237,000 for the regional total given by MPs or why elephants are now moving across a greater area of the country which is because they are dispersing because of overcrowding in the north and the gradual growth in poaching there since the hunting ban was lifted. KS

Mmegi

Arguments for lifting the ban are unsound 

On June 21, 2018, some of Botswanas Members of Parliament adopted a motion to lift the elephant hunting ban.

By CORRESPONDENT Fri 06 Jul 2018,

16:45

Helms & Gray: Real Estate Investing 101 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Helms & Gray: Real Estate Investing 101 by Adam Taggart Peak Prosperity We talk a lot on this site about the wisdom of owning tangible assets. And weve decided its time to start focusing more intently on educating our...

The post Helms & Gray: Real Estate Investing 101 appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:45

4 things to know about Brett Kavanaugh, Trumps Supreme Court nominee "IndyWatch Feed World"

The nominee has strong opinions on everything from abortion to net neutrality.

The 53-year-old judge is Trumps pick to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. The nomination is sure to be a heated one for Kavanaugh, who used to be an aide to President George W. Bush. Here are four things to know about Trumps pick:

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16:45

How Data Service Naviance Helps Students of Elite High Schools Get Into Top Colleges "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

On the role that Naviance plays in the college application process at elite high schools.

16:45

Palm oil firms use 'shadow companies' to hide deforestation links: report "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The report shows that some of the world's biggest palm oil firms use opaque corporate structures allegedly to conceal their ties to destructive practices such as rainforest and peatland clearance.

16:43

Remembering and remedying "IndyWatch Feed National"

Professor Heidi Norman writes for IndigenousX about the importance of discovery Australias true history in order to remedy the present in all its complexities.

16:41

Lobby group says tudy shows that large proportion of legal EU antique ivory is modern and illegal "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

BBC

Elephant poaching: Sick EU ivory sales cover up illegal trade

All the ivory pieces were advertised as originating from before 1947 or had no date information. The 1947 date is important because the EU classes ivory from before this date as antique and it can be traded without restriction.

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The open, legal sale of antique ivory in many European countries is covering up a trade in illegal and recently poached ivory, campaigners say.

Researchers from environmental group Avaaz bought 100 ivory items and had them radiocarbon dated at Oxford University.

Three quarters were modern ivory, being sold illegally as fake antiques.

Ivory from an elephant killed by poachers as recently as 2010 was among the items passed off as being antique.

Its sick, said Bert Wander from Avaaz, which organised the purchase of the items.

Im looking at the trinkets we bought on my desk, and to think that an elephant with all the things we are learning about them, about their cognition and their advanced societies, and to think that one of them has died for this bracelet Im holding now, it makes you sick to your stomach.

The items were purchased from both antique dealers and private sellers in 10 countries across Europe.

When the items were analysed by Oxford Universitys Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, more than 74% were found to be from after 1947.

The tests are able to show when the ivory grew on a living elephant, not when the creature died. This means the ivory could have come from elephants killed decades after the date of the sample.

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16:40

British Air Force last month 'lost' Special Forces plane while protecting ISIS in Syria "IndyWatch Feed World"

The British Royal Air Force targeted pro-Assad forces after a fight between coalition and pro-Assad forces broke out in the desert on the border between Jordan, Syria and Iraq The British Royal Airforce directly targeted pro-Syrian regime forces near the border with Iraq and Jordan last month, The Sunday Times reports. One Syrian army officer was killed and seven others were injured. The attack took place a month ago, when a RAF Typhoon fighter jet dropped a 500lb Paveway IV bomb on pro-Assad forces during a firefight near a British and American Special Forces base in the desert near al-Tanf on the Jordanian-Iraqi border. The bomb was dropped in response to the regime forces' attempt to approach the base. The base is used to train a Syrian rebel group fighting ISIS, Maghawir al-Thowra (MaT). Comment: 'Rebels', aka al-Qaeda/ISIS. The base is surrounded by a 34-mile "deconfliction zone," which pro-Assad militias have been instructed by the U.S. to stay out of.

16:39

Boris Johnsons resignation: good riddance to a national embarrassment "IndyWatch Feed War"

  The Guardian view on Boris Johnsons resignation: good riddance to a national embarrassment Theresa May tried to hold her party together over Brexit. Two senior resignations mean she now has to win the battle against the leaver fanatics Boris Johnson is the most overrated politician in Britain, especially by himself Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Theresa May []

16:39

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

The Israel Security Agencys report on terror attacks (Hebrew) during June 2018 shows that throughout the month a total of 220 incidents took place: 88 in Judea & Samaria, 6 in Jerusalem, one within the green line and 125 in the Gaza Strip/Sinai sector.

In Judea & Samaria and Jerusalem the agency recorded 77 attacks with petrol bombs, fourteen attacks using improvised explosive devices (IEDs), two shooting attacks, and one vehicular attack. One stabbing attack took place in Afula.

Attacks recorded in the Gaza Strip sector included 78 attacks with petrol bombs, five shooting attacks, 8 attacks using IEDs and three grenade attacks. 29 separate incidents of rocket fire were recorded, with 76 launches.

Five people were wounded in attacks that took place throughout the month. A high-school student was stabbed in Afula on June 11th. The BBC did not produce any reporting on that attack. A member of the security forces was wounded by a petrol bomb on June 5th in Jerusalem and three members of the security forces were wounded in a vehicular attack on June 23rd near Bethlehem. Neither of those incidents was covered by the BBC News website.

The websites coverage of the incidents in the Gaza Strip sector during June is listed below.

June 2nd: Gaza violence: Thousands attend funeral for Palestinian medic discussed here.

Later on Saturday rockets were fired from Gaza and Israel reportedly responded with air strikes. []

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16:30

Classic Comedy: Fresh Fields S02 4/06 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

From Wikipedia

Hester and William Fields (McKenzie and Rodgers) are a devoted middle-aged, middle-class couple living an idyllic suburban lifestyle in Barnes, London. William works as an accountant while Hester is a housewife who works part-time in local restaurant Lucys Kitchen. The titles meaning, and crux of the show, is that Hester combats empty-nest syndrome by livening up her life with new interests and hobbies, to the exasperation of her hard-working husband who just wants a quiet life. The shows opening credits, featuring silhouettes of the characters, reflect this: Hester rides an exercise bike and plays a drumkit while William relaxes in a rocking chair.

The family home has an attached granny flat in which Hesters mother Nancy (Fanny Rowe) lives following her divorce from Hesters roguish father Guy (Ballard Berkeley); he often tries to win her back. (The pair finally remarry in the last episode.) Hester and William have two children of their own: the never-seen Tom who lives in New Zealand; and Emma, who is usually only heard (voice of Debby Cummings) telephoning her parents at inconvenient times. Emmas husband Peter (Philip Bird) appears occasionally; Emma and Peter later present the Fields with their first grandchild Guy, named after his great-grandfather.

The Fields neighbour Sonia Barrett (played by Ann Beach) pops round in every episode to borrow items; these appearances would irritate William to comical effect. Sonia had the shows only catchphrase: Its only Sonia! shed carol as she rapped at the Fields back door then let herself in. Sonias husband John (John Arthur) appeared occasionally, as did Williams secretary Miss Marigold Denham (Daphne Oxenford).

Fresh Fields ended in 1986 but three years later the series resumed as French Fields, which saw William and Hester relocating to France after William accepted a job there. There were three series of 19 episodes made between 5 September 1989 and 8 October 1991, all written by John T. Chapman and Ian Davidson. Philip Bird appeared as Peter in several episodes, with Emma finally seen on-screen, now played by Sally Baxter. Ann Beach made a guest appearance as Sonia in the final episode.

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.

16:23

israels war on Palestines food supplies: How israel uses chemicals to kill crops in Gaza "IndyWatch Feed War"

Farm Warfare: How Israel Uses Chemicals to Kill Crops in Gaza The purpose of herbicides is to enable farmers to grow produce, but Israel is quietly using them to do just the opposite in the Strip in the name of security Amira Hass Photographs of military armored vehicles uprooting and crushing trees and vegetation []

16:23

People moves: Pacific Islands Forum, ABC, National Planning and Monitoring Department "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A new Director General, a new correspondent, and an Acting Secretary

Dr Manumatavai Tupou-Roosen has been appointed as Director General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariats Fishing Agency.

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Natalie Whiting has been appointed the ABCs new Papua New Guinea correspondent. She takes over from Eric Tlozek.

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Koney Samuel has been appointed the National Planning and Monitoring Department Acting Secretary. He replaces Hakaua Harry who is taking up the post of High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands.

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The post People moves: Pacific Islands Forum, ABC, National Planning and Monitoring Department appeared first on Business Advantage PNG.

16:20

In brief: China offers to host Pacific leaders meeting, and other business stories "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

China offers to host Pacific leaders meeting, NCS awarded gender equality certification, and Samaritan Aviation to bring a second plane into service. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

The Chinese President Xi Jinping is reportedly offering to host a meeting with Pacific leaders in Port Moresby ahead of the APEC leaders summit in November. The invitation was conveyed by Prime Minister Peter ONeill when he addressed Fijis Parliament in Suva on Monday. The Pacnews Agency reported ONeill said only Pacific nations with diplomatic relations with China have been invited.

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The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has helped Papua New Guineas largest catering and camp management company, NCS, become the first company in the Pacific to be awarded the leading global assessment and business certification for gender equality: EDGE, the Economic Dividends for Gender Equality. The certification evaluates companies workplace gender equality performance against global and industry benchmarks.

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16:19

GNU/Linux PowerPC Notebook: Phase One Donation Campaign Goal Reached "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The GNU/Linux PowerPC notebook project has the goal of producing a PowerPC-based notebook which is as FOSS-friendly as possible and plans to eventually get the hardware declared to be "Open Source Hardware" as certified by the Open Source Hardware Association. The project has now reached phase One donation campaign Goal Reached!. The motherboard has now been designed and specced out by a professional electronic engineer.

After reaching the amount of 12600, the electrical schematics will be delivered to us in a month by ACube Systems. The final design resulting from this phase will be made public as soon as possible.

After that, the next step will be to deliver the electrical schematics for the printed Circuit Board (PCB) in Gerber format. Then there will be production and delivery of five working prototypes, followed by hardware testing using software provided by the producer (ACube), and then finally pre- CE certification.


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16:18

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Dont Arm the Planes! "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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16:18

BlackTech APT using stolen D-Link certificates to spread malware "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A cyber-espionage group tracked as BlackTech is abusing code-signing certificates stolen from D-Link for the distribution of their malware.

Security experts from ESET discovered that an APT group tracked as BlackTech is using code-signing certificates stolen from Taiwanese-based tech firm D-Link and the security company Changing Information Technology Inc.

According to the experts, the cyber espionage group is highly skilled and most of its victims are in the East Asia region, particularly Taiwan.

The attackers used the certificates to sign the code of the Plead backdoor that has been in the wild since at least 2012.

The Plead backdoor was used by threat actors to exfiltrate confidential documents from Taiwanese government agencies and private organizations.

We spotted this malware campaign when our systems marked several files as suspicious. Interestingly, the flagged files were digitally signed using a valid D-Link Corporation code-signing certificate. reads the analysis published by ESET.

The exact same certificate had been used to sign non-malicious D-Link software; therefore, the certificate was likely stolen.

BlackTech APT

ESET reported the abuses to the D-Link that revoked two certificates on July 3 and informed its customers that most of them should not be affected by the revocation.

D-Link recently discovered that two of its code signing certificates were misappropriated. Upon discovery, we immediately decommissioned the certificates and investigated the issue. reads the...

16:17

UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson Blames Russia for Death of Woman in Amesbury: No evidence of course "IndyWatch Feed War"

UK Defense Secretary Blames Russia for Death of Woman in Amesbury Sputnik 09.07.2018 Though earlier in the day UK counter-terrorism officer Neil Basu was unable to confirm that a toxic substance allegedly used for the poisoning of Dawn Sturgess was similar to those claimed to be used for the attack on Skripals, the UK []

16:15

Microsoft unveils its $399 Surface Go tablet iPad competitor "IndyWatch Feed World"

The company is positioning its new Surface Go as an alternative to both Apples iPad and Googles Chromebooks.

The sub-$400 tablet is the companys cheapest and smallest. The Surface Go weighs just 1.15 lbs. and is 8.3-mm thin. It features a 10-inch custom-built high-resolution PixelSense touch-screen display and also supports the Surface Pen with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity. Microsoft says that the Go boasts a nine-hour battery life and was built to run productivity apps like Office, but is also suitable for those wanting a tablet or laptop for basic internet browsing and media consumption.

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16:15

Jordan Peterson Bill C-16: One Year Later: July 18 Event Announcement (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Jordan Peterson Bill C-16: One Year Later: July 18 Event Announcement Video On July 18 at 7:30 pm four panelists (TA Lindsay Shepherd, journalists Barbara Kay and Dr. Debra Soh, litigator Jared Brown as well as moderator Sarina Singh)...

The post Jordan Peterson Bill C-16: One Year Later: July 18 Event Announcement (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:09

Analysis: Papua New Guinea companies using rationalisation to adapt to weaker economic conditions "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The sluggish Papua New Guinea economy is triggering a bout of rationalisation, two of the recent examples being in the banking and manufacturing sectors. Two distinct management strategies are behind these moves, notes David James.

Paradises Anthony Smare (left) and Steamships Peter Langslow finalise the sale of Laga Industries to Paradise.

Larger Papua New Guinea companies typically pursue one of two strategies in their search for profitability:

  1. Economies of scale. The aim here is to get a strong market share to generate large revenues. Then management looks for operational efficiencies to turn the revenue into consistent profits.
  2. Economies of scope. The aim here is to establish operations in different industries to generate diverse revenues. Then back office efficiencies are pursued to create profitability.

A prominent example of the economies of scale approach is Bank South Pacific. Because it has such a dominant market share, achieving big jumps in revenue growth is difficult. Instead, achieving internal cost efficiencies is key to its profitability.

There are many examples in PNG of the economies of scope approach, including: Brian Bell, KK Kingston, CPL Group and TE (PNG). These companies have multiple divisions, sometimes in different industry sectors.

The strength of this strategy is that it can reduce the risks of being exposed to a single market, potentially making it easier to manage volatility.

The potential downside, however, is that when the overall economy weakens, all the divisions can come under pressure, forcing the divestment of less important businesses.

Such a requirement to divest can be seen in CPL Groups recent sale of Paradise Cinemas to R H Groups Vision City.

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16:08

Medical Aid for Palestinians founder, Dr Swee Chai Ang, to join Freedom Flotilla @MedicalAidPal "IndyWatch Feed War"

Medical Aid for Palestinians founder, Dr Swee Chai Ang, to join Freedom Flotilla Founding Trustee of Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) Dr Swee Chai Ang MEMO | July 9, 2018 Founding Trustee of Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) Dr Swee Chai Ang is set to board the Freedom Flotilla boat Al-Awda next week in an effort to break []

16:05

Atlanta, GA: We Are the Birds of the Coming Storm "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Atlanta, GA: We Are the Birds of the Coming Storm appeared first on It's Going Down.

The following is a statement from All Out Atlanta, on the recent repression and clamp down of #OccupyICE and the path ahead for revolutionaries.

In the last week, many people put their bodies on the line and occupied the Atlanta City Detention Center as a part of a nationwide movement against the criminalization of undocumented peoples and in support of the right to free movement. The 3 day occupation was raided by police and brutally repressed.

4 days later, on Sunday morning in Atlanta, many of us awoke to an image of the #OccupyICESF camp in San Francisco shared on social media. The image shows a barricade reinforced with pallets, chain link fences, barbed wire and a banner that says No More Waiting. A futuristic skyscraper looms in the background, mingling with the clouds in the sky above. Images like this inspire us to share our experiences as a contribution to the movement against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The past week has been tremendously insightful for us in Atlanta For many, the occupation at the Atlanta City Detention Center was the only joyous moment in a year of constant distress. On the one hand, the occupation was a brief interruption of the devastating state of affairs in this country, characterized by authoritarian leaders, the rise of racism, dire poverty and now, concentration camps for immigrants. On the other hand, the occupation was a continuation. A continuation of something that swept the nation last year as tens of thousands of people took to the streets after the deadly Unite the Right demonstration in Charlottesville The movement to abolish ICE is the culmination of a 9 year long cycle of autonomous movements that consists of university occupations, Occupy Wall Street, NoDAPL, Black Lives Matter and the many smaller movements organized by everyday people against wage theft, gentrification, and ecological ruination.

We are unphased by the violent police eviction of our occupation. We were willing to throw everything on the line and risk losing the encampment. Revolutionary movements dont rely on camps to grow, and occupations are just brief confrontations in a long-term struggle for freedom. As the occupations of ICE facilities spread, it is evident that the vast majority of Americans are ready for something much more radical than the collaborationist rhetoric offered up by the Democrats, who in preparing for the upcoming midterms will pay lip service to the #AbolishICE movement to try and make significant gains.

The task of revolutionaries is to make the continu...

16:02

USS Liberty Survivor Named US Delegate on Gaza Flotilla "IndyWatch Feed War"

USS Liberty Survivor Named US Delegate on Gaza Flotilla Joe Meadors, a survivor of the 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty,  has joined the 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla as the delegate from the United States. He will board the Al Awda (The Return), which left Corisca Sunday night for  the final 1,000 miles to Gaza.  Al []

16:02

Polar fitness app broadcasted sensitive data of intelligence and military personnel "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Mobile fitness app Polar has suspended its location tracking feature due to the leakage of sensitive data on military and intelligence personnel.

A new privacy incident involved Fitness application and military. this time the Mobile fitness app Polar has suspended its location tracking feature due to the leakage of sensitive data on military and intelligence personnel from 69 countries.

This is the second incident in a few months, in January experts discovered that military worldwide have publicly shared online their exercise routes recorded through the fitness tracker Strava revealing the fitness sessions conducted inside or near military bases.

During the weekend, Dutch security experts revealed they were able to find data on some 6,000 individuals including military personnel from dozens of countries and FBI and National Security Agency personnel.

According to an investigation by the news website Bellingcat and the Dutch news agency De Correspondent, the fitness devices were leaking data belonging to the military or intelligence officials who could be exploited by a threat actors to spy on them.

With only a few clicks, a high-ranking officer of an airbase known to host nuclear weapons can be found jogging across the compound in the morning, explained the security researcher Foeke Postma that investigated the case with the Dutch news outlet De Correspondent.

We can find Western military personnel in Afghanistan through the Polar site. Cross-checking one name and profile picture with social media confirmed one soldier or officers identity.

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16:00

Why this clothing startup wants you to know thy T-shirt maker "IndyWatch Feed World"

Known Supply garments include a tag with the laborers signature on it. Can this small addition change the way customers relate to their clothes?

Look at the tags sewn in T-shirts made by the startup Known Supply and youll find something unexpecteda womans signature. Names like Lamunu Kevin, Paolo Perales, and Thangamani, a seamstress from South India.

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16:00

The iPhone App Store is 10, and its imitators are (mostly) toast "IndyWatch Feed World"

How the runaway success of Apples app distribution model led to the over-appification of everything.

When Apples iPhone App Store opened for business 10 years ago today, alongside the release of the iPhone 3G, it was a revelation. Suddenly, having a centralized way to find, purchase, download, and update applications didnt just seem like a smart idea, but a mandatory one for any company in the software platform business.

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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

Why Ben & Jerrys has a corporate activism manager "IndyWatch Feed World"

At a time when mainstream corporations and CEOs are increasingly vocal about politicsfrom United and other airlines denouncing family separations, to Delta cutting ties with the NRA after the Parkland shooting, and companies like Dow Chemical and even Exxon urging Trump to keep the U.S. in the Paris climate agreementBen & Jerrys may still be the only company with an in-house activism manager pushing consumers to become more politically involved as they enjoy their pint of Chunky Monkey.

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16:00

Sheffield tree protectors have changed the nations view of street trees "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Sheffield tree protectors have changed the nations view of street trees

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Indias enormous solar power plan: is it for real? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Indias enormous solar power plan: is it for real?

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Rethinking community organising "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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Aboriginal First Nations and Australia's 'pro-nuclear environmentalists' "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Aboriginal First Nations and Australia's 'pro-nuclear environmentalists'

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15:58

20 Luxury Worksheets Don T Grow Dendrites Image "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

diary of a not so wimpy teacher february 2015 summer kindergarten worksheets spring preschool worksheets marcia l tate overdrive rakuten overdrive ebooks audiobooks 270 best safety worksheets images on pinterest image result for reading news prehension for kids with questions i m done "...

15:58

Rescue Palestinian Children: They Are Trapped Too "IndyWatch Feed War"

Rescue Our Children: They Are Trapped Too By Sondoss Al Asaad | American Herald Tribune | July 9, 2018 The entire world is fearfully following the latest updates regarding the 12 boys and their coach who are trapped in a cave in Thailand. Definitely, we wish them urgent and safe rescue and to shortly return []

15:57

WhatsApp is running ads in India to combat fake news "IndyWatch Feed World"

The ads offer tips on how users can identify whether news they hear via shared messages on WhatsApp is true or not.

In recent months there has been a rise in fake news spreading across WhatsApp in India that has resulted in mob lynchings of innocent people, reports Reuters. Owned by Facebook, WhatsApps biggest market is India, with about 200 million users in the country. The ads begin with the headline Together we can fight false information and offer tips on how users can identify whether news they read via shared messages on WhatsApp is true or not. The ads will run in both English and Hindi and appear in national and regional newspapers around the country.

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15:56

USB Type-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode Driver Coming To Linux 4.19 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The USB Type-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode driver will be coming to the Linux 4.19 kernel...

15:55

How many Extra Solar Planets or Exoplanets have been discovered as of today? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

As of today, July 10, 2018. There are 3081 Exoplanets discovered and confirmed so far Exoplanets are planets orbiting other stars or found outside our solar system.

These planets orbiting from 2842 stars. We consider these as other solar systems from which 633 of these stars have multiple planets orbiting around them just like our own solar system.

15:54

US-North Korea Talks Are Already Falling Apart. Trump Is Blaming China. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

North Korea Trump(ANTIWAR.COM)  In his first move to address the struggles resulting from Secretary of State Mike Pompeos North Korea visit, President Trump expressed confidence that Kim would continue to engage. At the same time, he suggested the problems in the talks mightve been the result of China pressuring North Korea to change its position. Trump made the comments on []

15:50

Being Ordinary "IndyWatch Feed War"

July 05, 2018  /  Gilad Atzmon By Gilad Atzmon The Jewish press in Britain and around the world has seemed thrilled for the last few days.  One of Britains most vocal anti-Semites,( apparently me) was handed a humiliating court defeat in London on Monday wrote The Jewish Algemeiner. On Twitter, Israels firsters wrote about me grovelling at court. I guess []

15:49

The Papua Attacks Prove That Insurgency Is Still Alive In Indonesia "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Theres almost no realistic chance that the Free Papua Movement will succeed in Indonesia, and the latest violence might even backfire by provoking a more intensified security presence there in order to stop what the state has always considered to be a spark that could lead to an uncontrollable Balkanization chain reaction all throughout the archipelago.

The post The Papua Attacks Prove That Insurgency Is Still Alive In Indonesia appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

15:46

Its all about investment, not tariffs and trade wars "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Ive been saying this for a while, here is an excellent piece by Shawn Donnan at the FT:

Since it was first created in 1975 as an inter-agency committee, Cfius has been able to review foreign investments only on narrow national security grounds. But if it adopts the broad Trumpian definition of national security as economic security, this could open a whole new range of transactions to its scrutiny. Might a mid-western auto plant that makes components purely for civilian vehicles suddenly be treated as a national security asset and be banned from foreign ownership?

Presidents have for years resisted efforts in Congress to require Cfius to consider an economic benefits test when it approves large foreign investments, as similar bodies do in countries such as Australia and Canada. Mr Trump, however, seems to be embracing the idea.  Legislation to reform Cfius, which the Trump administration will have broad powers to shape in its implementation, is nearing its final journey through Congress.

Maybe theyll have to revise the Star Wars prequels too

The post Its all about investment, not tariffs and trade wars appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

15:46

Germany heads for political dogfight over replacing the Tornado "IndyWatch Feed War"

Whether Berlin opts for a European or US aircraft, one of its allies will be angered

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Germanys decision on a replacement for its Tornado combat jets will have political as well as military implications

Tobias Buck in Berlin and Peggy Hollinger in London

The first Tornado fighter jet roared across the sky over Germany in 1974, ushering in a new era for the countrys air force.

The twin-seater combat aircraft served as the backbone of the Luftwaffe in the closing stages of the cold war and the turbulent years that followed. In 1999, a squadron of German Tornados took part in combat missions above Bosnia the first by the Luftwaffe since the end of the second world war.

Now the ageing plane is heading for retirement leaving the government in Berlin with a difficult choice that touches military, political and even nuclear sensitivities and that is bound to antagonise at least one of Germanys closest allies. The government will decide this year which model should replace the Tornado when the 85-strong fleet goes out of service, starting in 2025.

One of the tasks the new aircraft will have to replicate is the ability to carry and deploy US nuclear weapons one of the core capabilities still provided by the Tornado and its most contentious by far.

Defence officials agree there is no time to develop a new plane, meaning the lucrative contract will go to the maker of one of four existing aircraft: the Eurofighter, which is built by a consortium of German, British and Italian groups; or one of three US-made plans the ultra-modern F-35A (Lightning II), the F-15E (Strike Eagle) or the F/A-18E/F (Super Hornet).

[Buying a US jet] would be a sign of goodwill at a very difficult moment in the German-US relationship. It would be a symbol for Trump

Christian Mlling, the German Council on Foreign Relations
The size of the order has yet to be determined but is likely to be worth billions of euros. 

This is a real fork in the road, said Franois Heisbourg, a French defence analyst. The decision will impact the future of the nuclear mission, the long-term future of the aerospace industry in Europe as well as defence relations between Germany and America on the one side and Germany and the rest of the Europe on the other.

The politics of the looming decision are delicate in the extreme. At a time when Germany is under attack from President Donald Trump over the level of its defence spending and yawning trade surp...

15:45

North Korea asked Israel for $1 billion to stop giving missile technology to Iran "IndyWatch Feed War"

North Korea offered to stop selling missile technology to Iran and other enemies of Israel in exchange for $1 billion in cash from the Jewish state, according to former senior North Korean diplomat who has now defected.

15:38

Marketing & Communications Officer "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Nexus is a key network and finance partner working to make low-carbon clean energy and WASH solutions count toward the Global Goals. We are based in Southeast Asia and collaborate with partners around the world to create and deploy innovative financing tools to scale locally-driven solutions.

15:36

Tiger, clouded leopard skins among illegal wildlife parts seized in Malaysia "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Malaysian authorities have seized wildlife parts worth 500,000 ringgit ($124,000) and arrested six Vietnamese nationals during a raid in Kuala Lipis, a town located near Taman Negara, the countrys oldest national park. The confiscated animal parts include two entire tiger skins suspected to have come from Malayan tigers (Panthera tigris tigris), currently listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List. The authorities also seized 10 smaller pieces of tiger skin, a clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) skin, seven bear teeth, 20 bear claws, tails and horns from the antelope-like serow (Capricornis sumatraensis), wild boar teeth, python skin, and 39 kilograms (86 pounds) of meat, according to a press release by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. The two complete tiger pelts alone are estimated to be worth 200,000 ringgit ($50,000) each on the black market. From the size of the skins it seems like this was one family of tigers, Datuk Abdul Kadir Abu Hashim, director general of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (or Perhilitan), said at a press conference on July 6. We estimate around three tigers were killed. We will be checking against camera trap photos of tigers in the area to see if these skins came from animals in the area. The seized wildlife parts included bear teeth and claws, serow horns and tails, python skin, wild boar teeth and 39 kilograms of meat. Image by E. John/TRAFFIC. Perhilitan officials also arrested four men and two women between the ages of 20 and 40, all

Palm oil firms using shadow companies to hide their links to deforestation: report "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Major agribusiness firms are using opaque corporate structures to gain access to palm oil sourced from plantations operating in violation of their sustainability commitments, according to an investigation into the practice by a leading research group. The report, by risk analysis group Chain Reaction Research (CRR), alleges that large conglomerates in Southeast Asias plantation sector often deliberately hide the true ownership of controversial assets without relinquishing control. As a result, deforestation takes place at plantations that belong to the same ultimate owners as firms that subscribe to No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) sourcing policies. These firms have promised to refrain from clearing forest and peatland, grabbing land from rural communities, and abusing their laborers. Under pressure from civil society groups, large corporations up and down the palm oil supply chain began to issue NDPE policies five years ago. But to avoid losing control of assets found to be in breach of these policies, palm oil firms established side businesses controlled by family members and sold off assets to related parties in a bid to cover their tracks, the report alleges. The biggest issue for us is to stop deforestation. We are particularly concerned about this shadow company issue as it really threatens NDPE policies, by allowing growers to continue to deforest, and allowing them to still find a market with companies with NDPE policies, Chris Wiggs, a consultant with Aidenvironment, a partner organization of CRR, told Mongabay. The biggest palm oil traders, he said, have so far appeared

Ice-free passage for ships through the Arctic could cause problems for marine mammals "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

An increasingly ice-free Arctic could test the adaptability of marine mammals, a new study has found, as hundreds of ships in recent years have used the newly open polar seas to transport goods and people. Ship strikes, increased pollution and light, and a noisier ocean could all potentially cause problems for whales, seals and bears, especially as scientists expect the number of vessels as well as the routes open to them to rise. Even going right over the North Pole may be passable within a matter of decades, Donna Hauser, a marine ecologist and the studys lead author, said in a statement. It raises questions of how to allow economic development while also protecting Arctic marine species. A pod of narwhals in central Baffin Bay. Narwhals are the most vulnerable, among seven marine mammals studied, to increased ship traffic in the Arctic Ocean. Image by Kristin Laidre/University of Washington. To get a better idea of what all this new traffic will mean for seven marine mammal species that live in this part of the world, Hauser and her colleagues looked at 80 subpopulations of the animals living in the vicinity of two important shipping routes: The Northern Sea Route runs roughly parallel to most of Russias northern coastline, while the Northwest Passage connects the Atlantic to the Pacific passing through high-latitude Canada and around northern Alaska. Until recently, these routes were only an option for vessels that had powerful icebreaking ships plowing a path ahead of them. But

15:31

Brett Kavanaugh is no stranger to Washington DC "IndyWatch Feed War"

Brett Kavanaugh, President Trumps nominee for the Supreme Court, is the son of a public school teacher who went on to serve as a clerk for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Considered the most establishment-connected candidate Trump had considered for the post, Kavanaugh worked in the White House under ex-President George W. Bush and has sat on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit since 2006.

During the prime time announcement at the White House Monday night, Kavanaugh, 53, spoke of how he met his wife while working at the White House a day before the 9/11 terror attacks.

My wife Ashley is a West Texan, he said. We met in 2001 when we both worked in the White House. Our first date was September 10, 2001.

He then described how he was a few steps behind her when the Secret Service told them to rush out the front gates of the White House.Donald Trump introduces his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaughin the East Room of the White House.

In the difficult weeks that followed, Ashley was a source of strength to President Bush and for everyone in this building, he said.

Through bad days and so many better days since, she has been a great wife and inspiring mom. I thank God every day for my family.

No one else on the presidents short list of candidates could match Kavanaughs Washington credentials.

Born in the district, the judge moved to Maryland as a youth and like Justice Neil Gorsuch attended Georgetown Preparatory...

15:31

Photos of the Week: Public Sculptures "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Churchmans in California By Geoff and Eva We have now been in San Francisco for a couple of days. []

15:30

Tweet of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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15:25

(Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1611: Wave of Inflation is About to Hit | Q: Timeline Of Events "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Jul 9, 2018

Top Brexit official resigned, Boris Johnson resigned right after the top Brexit official. The Brexit is in trouble and it might not happen. China orders its news agencies not to use aggressive language against Trump. The Fed has really turned up the collapse plan. They are now predicting inflation is going to hit. The Fed has now removed its data, says the yield curve is not important and the MSM at the same time is pushing how the economy is getting worse and we will see a recession coming very soon.



Published on Jul 9, 2018

15:22

China Allows Liu Xia, the widow of late Chinese political dissident Liu Xiaobo, to leave for Berlin "IndyWatch Feed War"

Liu Xia, the widow of late Chinese political dissident Liu Xiaobo, has left Beijing on a flight to Berlin, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) said on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources.

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FILE PHOTO Liu Xia, the wife of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, talks to the media in Beijing February 11, 2010. REUTERS/Nir Elias/File Photo

The Chinese-language report said Liu Xia was aboard a Finnair flight that departed from Beijing at 11 a.m. (0300 GMT). It gave no further details of her travel plans.

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Liu Xiaobo died of liver cancer in July 2017 in Chinese custody, having been jailed in 2009 for inciting subversion.

Liu Xia had been under house arrest since her husband was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 and Beijing has been under pressure to allow her to leave China.

Reuters

Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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Liu Xia, center, the widow of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, holds a portrait of him during his funeral.

15:22

Russias Strategy in Syria Shows How to Win a Middle East War "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Russia Strategy Syria(MEE Op-ed)  During the height of the US-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the common buzzword among the US military and the pundits analysing the wars was counterinsurgency. The much-feted generals, David Petraeus and Stanley McChrystal, gave briefing after briefing on how to win through unconventional tactics. Their strategy was to think like the insurgents, capture their space and deny them []

15:20

Trump is a Caretaker of a Sinking Ship in a Parallel Universe "IndyWatch Feed National"

by G5

The White House (WH) controls NOTHING. There are illusions concerning the Military, the Government, and the Economy.

After the 9/11 Lie, the handlers of GWB put the US under Martial Law (the DHS-TSA), and this was followed by Obama (44) destroying Americas economic foundation. Yes He Could; and HE DID. During 44s unlawful WH occupation, he gave them all what they wanted hence the trillion dollar a year deficit, ABOVE ALL INCOME. The deficit that doubled in eight years out to an admitted (and sleight of hand) twenty-one trillion. In reality, its in excess of one hundred and sixty-five trillion dollars due to no allowance for future debt, including the already stolen (44) pension funds.

Debt and Treasury Bonds...

15:16

This is How Each Zodiac Sign Ruins Their Own Life Without Trying "IndyWatch Feed World"

Our zodiac signs have a huge impact on our lives, if you pay close enough attention you can use yours to figure out what you are doing right and wrong in life. Does this sound like you?

Aries (March 21st to April 19th)

You have a short temper and are overall quite stubborn when it comes down to things that matter and this is something that causes a lot of tension in your life. You allow negativity to run rapid in your life more often than you would like to admit, and you sometimes lose yourself in it.

Taurus (April 20th to May 20th)

You dont live your life to the fullest. You feel the need to control everything and everyone in your life. When things dont go as planned you take it out on those who matter the most to you. You have trouble coming to terms with the fact that you cannot control everyone, and that sometimes not everything is going to go as planned. You need to learn to just let things run their course. If everything went according to plan life would be very boring.

Gemini (May 21st to June 20th)

You tend to ruin your life by setting for what you have instead of reaching for more. You settle in life and love, when it comes to love you arent sure what you really want and when it comes to life you fear change above all else. You are usually the one who hurts people the most because of this. You tend to drag others down through your confusion about what you want and this can hurt important people in your life along the way.

Cancer (June 21st to July 22nd)

You put others before yourself on almost all occasions. You are an emotional roller coaster and you get lost in how you feel about people, you often allow them to take advantage of your kind heart. It is easy to lose yourself wh...

15:15

Judge Brett Kavanaugh: In His Own Words "IndyWatch Feed War"

The jurist has written notable rulings on a host of topics, including environmental regulations, guns, the Affordable Care Act and abortion

Judge Brett Kavanaugh speaking at the White House on Monday, after President Donald Trump named him as his nominee to the Supreme Court.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh speaking at the White House on Monday, after President Donald Trump named him as his nominee to the Supreme Court. PHOTO: ANDREW HARRER/BLOOMBERG NEWS

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has established a robust judicial record in his more than 12 years as a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, often referred to as the second-most influential court in the country. Judge Kavanaugh, a nominee of President George W. Bush, has penned notable rulings on a host of topics, including environmental regulations, guns, the Affordable Care Act and abortion. Many, but not all of his rulings, have tipped right-of-center.

Here are some of Judge Kavanaughs most high-profile rulings:

Garza v. Hargan (2017): The full D.C. Circuit...

15:09

Beautiful Cloud Pictures of a "Cap" on Some Cumulus "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Over the weekend two people independently sent me pictures that amazed them...and they were looking for an explanation.

The first was from Ellen Baker from Glacier, Washington taken late Friday afternoon.  There was a growing cumulus with what appears to be a lenticular ("lens shaped") cloud right above it.


 And here is one taken by Catherine McConnachie around Marrowstone Island on Friday evening.  A bit different, but the same idea...there appears to be a lenticular cloud right above a growing cumulus.  And these clouds have soft boundaries...they are made of ice.


What is going on?   How can you get a lenticular cloud without a mountain barrier?

You can....and these are called Pileus cloud (which means "cap" in Latin).

This is how it works.  Cumulus clouds, particular growing cumulus congestus clouds as seen above, are associated with strong upward motion.  This upward motion can push the air above the cloud upwards.  Air being pushed upwards cools because it expands as it shoved toward lower pressure, since expansion is associated with cooling (like air coming out of bike or car tire).   If that air aloft is relatively moist and close to saturation, the cooling can cause the air to saturate, producing clouds.

OK... let's see if this makes sense.     Here is the upper air sounding on the WA coast for 5 PM Friday.  Temperature is in red, dew point is in blue and the air is saturated with they are on top of each other.  The height coordinate is pressure, with 500 being about 18,000 ft and 700 about 10,000 ft.  The cumulus in the picture were perhaps 10,000 to 15,000 ft high.    The air was pretty much saturated to 550 hPa (about 17,000 ft...

15:06

Jeremy Hunt appointed UK foreign secretary "IndyWatch Feed War"

 

 

Boris Johnson, Theresa May, Jeremy Hunt

Theresa May has launched a reshuffle of her top team after a string of resignations over her Brexit strategy plunged her government into crisis.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been named as the new foreign secretary after Boris Johnson quit, accusing Mrs May of pursuing a semi-Brexit.

His departure followed that of Brexit Secretary David Davis and several junior figures.

Culture Secretary Matt Hancock replaces Mr Hunt as health secretary.

The UK is due to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019, but the two sides have yet to agree how trade will work between the UK and the EU afterwards.

There have been differences within the Conservative Party over what shape Brexit should take although on Friday, at the prime ministers country retreat at Chequers, the cabinet reached a collective agreement on proposals for the future relationship between the EU and UK.

In his first comments as foreign secretary, Mr Hunt said he would be standing four square behind the prime minister so that we can get through an agreement with the European Union based on what was agreed by the Cabinet last week at Chequers.

This is a time when the world is looking at us as a country, wondering what type of country we are going to be in a post-Brexit world.

What I want to say to them is Britain is going to be a dependable ally, a country that stands up for the values that matter to the people of this country, and will be a strong confiden...

15:06

Henry Kissinger gives ominous warning on dangers of artificial intelligence, pretends to have a conscience "IndyWatch Feed World"

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has issued a stark warning to humanity: advances in artificial intelligence could lead to a world which humans will no longer be able to understand - and we should start preparing now. What if machines learn to communicate with each other? What if they begin to establish their own objectives? What if they become so intelligent that they are making decisions beyond the capacity of the human mind? Those are some of the questions the 95-year-old Kissinger poses in a piece published by the Atlantic under the apocalyptic headline: 'How The Enlightenment Ends.' Kissinger's interest in artificial intelligence began when he learned about a computer program that had become an expert at Go - a game more complicated than chess. The machine learned to master the game by training itself through practice; it learned from its mistakes, redefined its algorithms as it went along - and became the literal definition of 'practice makes perfect.'

15:01

Correspondence: IPA on their membership of the Atlas Network "IndyWatch Feed National"

Some weeks ago, a helpful person on Twitter (whose handle escapes me) pointed out that the IPA is a member of the Atlas Network. See notes from my database -links are under the info icon.

On June 21, I sent an email to Mr Mulholland, the media contact at the IPA requesting to know in which year they joined the Atlas Network:

Hello Mr Mulholland,

I would like to know in which year did the IPA become a partner or member of the Atlas Network?

thank you
Rosie Williams

As with my last email to the IPA (asking for the list of donors they promised to publish back in 2008), I have received no reply.

As is my practice, when no response is received I post my correspondence publicly so my efforts to find out useful information are publicly documented. Sometimes it comes to light that my email went astray and a response is forthcoming, as it did with the ACNC. Sometimes people just insult my intelligence.

On a brighter note, I did get a useful response to my query to the Charles Koch Institute about which organisations they recruit for. Turns out The Atlas Network is on that list.

Onward and upward

15:01

John Rubino What is Dr. Copper Trying to Tell Us? (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

John Rubino What is Dr. Copper Trying to Tell Us? Podcast Financial Survival Network John Rubino is back Copper crashed to below $3 per pound. Is it manipulation or a sign that China and the global economy are...

The post John Rubino What is Dr. Copper Trying to Tell Us? (Podcast) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

15:01

Rain adds urgency to rescue of last five trapped in Thai cave "IndyWatch Feed War"

Rescuers raced to save four young footballers and their coach who remain trapped in a flooded Thai cave Tuesday, as heavy rains threatened an already perilous escape mission that has seen eight of the boys extracted in good health.

The members of the Wild Boars team, aged between 12 and 16, were guided to safety through the twisting, submerged passages of the Tham Luang cave by a team of international expert divers flanked by Thai Navy SEALs over two days in a meticulously planned operation.

The emergence of the second batch of four on Monday evening was greeted with a simple Hooyah by the Thai SEAL team on their Facebook page, an exclamation that lit up Thai social media.

AFP | Eight of the trapped boys have been guided to safety from the twisting, submerged passages of the Tham Luang cave

All eight are in good health, no fever everyone is in a good mental state, Jesada Chokedamrongsuk, permanent secretary of the public health ministry, told reporters Tuesday at Chiang Rai hospital in the clearest update on their condition so far.

The boys underwent x-rays and blood tests and two who had signs of pneumonia were given antibiotics and are in a normal state, he said, adding they will all remain under observation in hospital for a week.

The ups and downs of the rescue bid has entranced Thailand and also fixated a global audience, drawing comments of support from celebrities as varied as US President Donald Trump, football star Lionel Messi and tech guru Elon Musk.

Thailands junta leader welcomed Musk into the cave complex late Monday, with the American later tweeting a standing offer of a mini-submarine escape pod to help the remaining five leave the tunnels.

Fresh rains on Tuesday added urgency to the final stages of the treacherous rescue bid, several kilometres inside a mountain and through flooded, tight corridors.

Infection risk

It was unclear what time the rescue effort would resume on Tuesday, with operations chief Narongsak Osottanakorn telling reporters divers had crafted plans to extract four people at a time.

If we bring five we have to change the plan, he told reporters late Monday.

A rescue official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP the timings of Tuesdays dives were not yet set.

But I guarantee they will all be safe, he added, reflecting an increasingly bullish attitude after two successful operations so far.

Thai authorities said the first four rescued Sunday have been kept...

15:00

Eight Transistor Stereo Amplifier From The Days Of Yore "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Reading an article about the first transistorized Hi-Fi amplifier, [Netzener] got the itch to make one. But what to use for the starting point? Enter an old Radio Shack P-Box stereo amplifier kit. After a few modernizations and tweaks, the result is an 8-transistor stereo amplifier thats aesthetically pleasing, sounds great, and is fully documented.

The Radio Shack kit used germanium transistors, but with their high leakage current and low thermal conductivity, he decided to convert it to work with silicon transistors. He also made some improvements to the push-pull bias circuit and limited the high-frequency response. As for the finished product, in true [Netzener] style, he assembled it all to look like the original completed Radio Shack amplifier. He even wrote up a manual which youd think, as we did at first, was the original one, giving that old, comfortable feeling of reading quality Radio Shack documentation.

Check out the video below where he uses a 9 V battery and half a watt per channel to fill a room with clear, stereo sound.

This isnt the first Radio Shack kit that [Netzener] has adapted. Check out his single tube radio and classic neon Goofy Light box.

15:00

Rushing headlong into an uncertain future "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This article by Viv Forbes has been sitting open on my desktop for almost a month, so it is high time I shared it. Quote. Famine has haunted humans for most of their history. In the days of the Pharaohs, whenever the Nile River failed to flood, Egypt starved. Joseph was called in and he [] The post Rushing headlong into an uncertain future appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:00

The ultimate checklist for predicting early-stage startups success "IndyWatch Feed World"

To the extent thats possible in the first place, heres the criteria to look for.

I tried early-stage venture capital a while back and I couldnt get a feel for it. I didnt see how people could identify successful companies that early. Honestly, I was skeptical that they could.

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15:00

Study: How Psychedelics Help Neurons Grow "IndyWatch Feed World"

A common question about the recent wave of psychedelic research is, how do these mind-altering substances work in the brain to produce a rapid reduction of symptoms and long-lasting improvements for a variety of mental health disorders?

Beyond some scientifically well-founded hypotheses and pure speculation, we havent had enough experimental evidence on psychedelics to draw from to make any large claims about the mechanisms responsible for therapeutic response.

MDMA and psilocybin, both showing promising results in clinical trials, are two very different drugs, in terms of how they make people feel and how they act in the brain.

Is it possible there is a common mechanism in the brain underlying the therapeutic effects of all psychedelics?


Read Entire Article

14:50

Doing the right thing for the wrong reasons "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A "free speech coalition" is planning a judicial review of Auckland mayor Phil Goff's decision to ban a pair of visiting Nazis from speaking in a council venue. A judicial review is welcome: I think Goff has behaved illegally, and should be forced to obey the law. At the least, it will clarify the law on freedom of speech in New Zealand in a useful way. At the same time, this "free speech coalition" looks a little odd:

It was being supported by former Labour Party minister Dr Michael Bassett, former National Party and ACT leader Dr Don Brash and business leader and Property Institute chief executive Ashley Church.

Also in favour was Auckland University senior lecturer Dr David Cumin, Canterbury University academic Melissa Derby, lawyer Stephen Franks, AUT professor Paul Moon, broadcaster Lindsay Perigo, writer Rachel Poulain, political commentator Chris Trotter and Taxpayers' Union executive director Jordan Williams.


If you were wanting to run a principled free speech campaign, then simply as a matter of PR, it might be a good idea not to have so many outright racists in it. Or people who have been outright hostile to free speech in the past. And be led by someone who hasn't called for critics of the government to have their arts funding cut. And OTOH, at least this time they're doing the right thing, if almost certainly for the wrong reasons.

14:48

Weve woken up to plastic waste. Is food waste next? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A target under the UN's Sustainable Development Goals is to halve food waste by 2030. Here's what individuals, companies and retailers need to bring to the table to achieve that.

14:45

14:43

Why So Many People Are Freaking Out About Brett Kavanaugh "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Brett Kavanaugh(CD)  After President Donald Trump dragged out announcing his nominee to replace outgoing U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, relishing the suspense, the president finally revealed D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his selection on Monday night, and progressive groups vowed to maintain pressure on Senate Democrats and a handful of Republicans to fight the appointment. This will []

14:40

Gamers and managers vs workers: the impossible (and gendered) standards imposed on game developers "IndyWatch Feed National"

Last week, videogame studio ArenaNet fired two of its employees. After a mild Twitter altercation in which narrative designer Jessica Price called out someone for mansplaining her job back to her, a hateful mob of misogynistic gamers mobilised to complain about her abusive behaviour.

14:35

Facebook is 'fact-checking' conservative sites into extinction "IndyWatch Feed World"

See below for update from AFP Canada. Facebook announced last year that they will be using third-party fact-checkers to root out "fake news" on their platform. At the time of the announcement, conservatives sounded the alarm about how some of the fact-checkers they're using are left-wing hacks like PolitiFact and Snopes (who recently, with straight faces, fact-checked a piece of satire from The Babylon Bee). A recent warning that accompanied an article I wrote for PJM highlights the fallibility of Facebook's fact-checking program: Why a Canadian outfit is fact-checking U.S. news is anyone's guess, but they clearly flagged my article in error. [It was brought to my attention after this article was published that AFP Canada is part of France's state-run Agence France-Presse, so let me rephrase that question: Why has Facebook chosen a state-run French news outlet to fact-check U.S. news?]

14:33

Lower travel costs boost scientific collaboration "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Here is a kind of gravity equation for science:

We develop a simple theoretical framework for thinking about how geographic frictions, and in particular travel costs, shape scientists collaboration decisions and the types of projects that are developed locally versus over distance. We then take advantage of a quasi-experiment the introduction of new routes by a low-cost airline to test the predictions of the theory. Results show that travel costs constitute an important friction to collaboration: after a low-cost airline enters, the number of collaborations increases by 50%, a result that is robust to multiple falsification tests and causal in nature. The reduction in geographic frictions is particularly beneficial for high quality scientists that are otherwise embedded in worse local environments. Consistent with the theory, lower travel costs also endogenously change the types of projects scientists engage in at different levels of distance. After the shock, we observe an increase in higher quality and novel projects, as well as projects that take advantage of complementary knowledge and skills between sub-fields, and that rely on specialized equipment. We test the generalizability of our findings from chemistry to a broader dataset of scientific publications, and to a different field where specialized equipment is less likely to be relevant, mathematics. Last, we discuss implications for the formation of collaborative R&D teams over distance.

That is from a new paper by Christian Catalini, Christian Fons-Rosen, and Patrick Gaul.

The post Lower travel costs boost scientific collaboration appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

14:32

Coordinated Raids of Zwiebelfreunde at Various Locations in Germany "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

https://www.ccc.de/en/updates/2018/hausdurchsuchungen-bei-vereinsvorstanden-der-zwiebelfreunde-und-im-openlab-augsburg

On June 20th, board members of the Zwiebelfreunde" association in multiple German cities had their homes searched under the dubious pretence that they were witnesses" while their computers and storage media were confiscated. The Augsburger CCC offshoot OpenLab" also had to contend with a search of their premises.

[...] Just to recap: The mere presence of an e-mail address at a large free provider on a website has caused law enforcement authorities to deduce that a German association that helps raise funds for this provider must be connected to this website somehow. Although Zwiebelfreunde clearly has nothing to do with the operation of this provider, they were suspected anyway. That these searches and seizures were ordered by the Bavarian police shows either forensic incompetence at a very advanced stage, malicious intent or both.

Zwiebelfreunde provides "Managed Tor hosting solutions. Exit node sponsorship, private Tor bridges, hidden services hosting."


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14:31

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

Restored Republic via a GCR as of July 10, 2018

Compiled 10 July 12:01 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, Twenty Two Faces, Byingtons Before Its News articles on an international Cabal Vatican-organized Child Exploitation 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 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 Summary:

1. July 2018 Intel Report: All Tier 3 groups have been informed they would receive liquidity in July.

2. Thurs. July 5 Bruce: Last week huge tranches of money finished depositing, moving money around the globe and the new gold-backed US Note was traded internationally. Tiers 1, 2 and 3 were processed, but not all liquidity was given. Some of the Tier 4 releases (VIPs who did not need the 800#s) were processed.

3. Fri. July 6 TNT Call, Tony: I know something that is very positive and that this thing was definitely happening sooner rather than later. It was something international, and it hadnt officially happened yet. When it did happen, it would remove all doubt that this was happening NOW, not in September, October, or January. Very few people know this, and Im not saying it in public, or on the board. There is very, very positive stuff going on right now.

4. The new currency rates were back on the bank screens Fri. night July 6. By Sat. morning July 7 those rates were locked in, but inaccessible.

5. Mon. July 9 would be 120 days before the Nov. 6 Election Day. Elections had to be held within 120 days of NESARA/GESARA Announcement.
...

14:30

You cannot remove the violence in Islam without destroying it "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Its impossible to overcome the violence in Islam without destroying the religion itself. That is why it cannot come into the West. The secular West has forgotten what it means to desire salvation. It is the desire for salvation which drives jihadists. Unfortunately, if that deep desire is warped then it brings out the worst [] The post You cannot remove the violence in Islam without destroying it appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Rowel  a small spiked wheel at the end of a spur attached behind the shoes of a horse rider; used to goad a horse; to use a rowel to urge on (a horse);  a piece of leather or other material inserted under the skin of a horse to act as a seton and allow drainage; to  prick; to vex.

14:27

Extremists Headline Houston Convention "IndyWatch Feed War"

Linda SarsourLinda Sarsour (Photo: Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

The 55th Annual Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Convention is scheduled to take place in Houston from August 31 to September 3 and, as in years past, its appealing moderate theme is contradicted by its choice of extremist speakers.

ISNA was identified as an entity of the Muslim Brotherhood by the Justice Department during the trial of the Holy Land Foundation, a Brotherhood front that was shut down for financing Hamas. ISNA was labeled as an unindicted co-conspirator during that trial, partially because the Holy Land Foundation operated from within ISNA.

ISNA says it condemns all terrorism, including acts committed by Islamist terrorist groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah, and has a stated mission to fosterinterfaith relations. Yet, far from turning over a new leaf, ISNA is still booking extremist speakers with a history of promoting anti-Semitism and using inflammatory rhetoric.

Here are just a few examples of disturbing viewpoints expressed by some of the speakers:

 

Hatem Bazian

Hatem Bazian is the chairman of American Muslims for Palestine and founder of Students for Justice in Palestine.

He is also a professor at the University of California-Berkeleys Department of Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies and a founder and board member of Zaytuna College.

Bazian was recorded in 2004 praising the intifada in Iraq, which targeted U.S. soldiers, and the intifada in Palestine and urging Muslim-Americans to begin an intifada in this country that change[s] fundamentally the political dynamics in here. At least five AMP officials previously served with the U.S. Muslim...

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14:22

How many Extra Solar Planets or "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Exoplanets have been discovered as of today?

As of today, July 10, 2018. There are 3081 Exoplanets discovered and confirmed so far Exoplanets are planets

14:20

July 10th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #537 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

14:19

CO shortage: why can't we just pull carbon dioxide out of the air? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Excess carbon dioxide is hurting our environment while the a shortage of it is stressing the food and drink industry. Here's why capturing the most notorious greenhouse gas is not as simple as it seems.

14:18

Proposed Israeli Law Would Open 60% Of Palestinian West Bank To Annexation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The proposed bill is just the latest part of a long-standing effort by Israel to annex the West Bank through creeping property purchases, the recognition of illegal settlements and control of critical resources like water. TEL AVIV  Amid warnings from the United Nations that Israel is soon to formally annex Palestines West Bank, a proposed []

The post Proposed Israeli Law Would Open 60% Of Palestinian West Bank To Annexation appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.

14:15

Tuesday July 10th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

14:12

16 Inspirational Learn Aeseducation Worksheet Answers Photos "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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14:12

REPORT: Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Called Hillary Clinton a B*tch "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Opposition research being sent around about President Trumps second nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, accuses him of calling Hillary Clinton a bitch 21 years agoin a private setting among friends where he was allegedly seen to mouth the b-word but not actually say it. The fate of Kavanaughs nomination to the high court apparently depends on whether this is seen as a resume enhancer or a nomination killer.

The Washington Posts Robert Costa tweeted several days ago about a snippet from a book by former conservative journalist turned Democratic Party activist David Brock about a gathering he attended at the home of Laura Ingraham to watch the 1997 State of the Union address by President Bill Clinton. Brock wrote he saw Kavanaugh, who at the time worked for Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr investigating the Clintons, sitting across from him at Ingrahams place mouthing the word, bitch as First Lady Hillary Clinton appeared on the TV screen. Brock wrote he was so upset he had to leave the room to light up a cigarette.

Costa wrote the excerpt is from page 306 of Brocks book, Blinded by the Right.

A message from Hillary Clinton about bitches, from a bar far, far away from the White House.

The post...

14:09

The pathway to an equal parliament "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Helen Clark has called for political parties to put more women on their party lists:

Political parties need to promote more women on their lists, former Prime Minister Helen Clark says.

Clark was speaking on Tuesday on a panel at Parliament on efforts to make Parliament's more family friendly.

Parties are the gateways through which most people enter Parliament and need to be "the greatest champions" for equality, she said.

Lists are crucial because research shows fewer women make it into electorate seats.


Though largely that's because parties don't nominate them, or don't nominate them in winnable seats.

Kiwis want a parliament that looks like New Zealand. But we can only elect candidates parties put up. And the reason we don't have an equal parliament, bluntly, is because our two biggest parties are sexist institutions which systematically discriminate against women. And if they don't like that description, maybe they should fix their sexism problem, by ensuring that their party rules provide for equal representation.

14:08

Is Britain Committing Suicide? "IndyWatch Feed World"

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong, I thought you would be wrong on the pound. I will yield to your forecasts. I do not know how you do it forecasting so many things around the world and getting them right no less. Reading between the lines who have written, on the one hand, you have said that Brexit was critical to save Britain, yet at the same time you said the pound would drop sharply. It seems as though you were forecasting the collapse of Brexit. My question now is, will the Tory Party even survive?

PF

ANSWER: The first thing you have to come to grips with is a computer is VOID of human emotion. Virtually all human forecasting has an inherent bias, for people will forecast what they want to see even if they do not realize they are doing so. To be correct, it requires extracting ALL human judgment and emotion from the subject matter. This is why I say people ask me what SOCRATES has to say NOT me! That is the way it should be.

I have to say that Boris Johnsons comment that Britain is headed for the status of a colony is absolutely correct. There are remainers who have simply ignore ALL the economic data and will seriously end Britain as any sort of viable economy. Britain has ALWAYS been treated as a second-class European culture and it will end up subservient to that of the EU. It may simply be too much to expect rational political leadership any more from Britain. Instead of the cabinet stabbling the PM in the back as they did with Thatcher to also try to join the euro, this time it is the PM who is stabbing her cabinet and the people in the back trying to keep in by pretending she is leaving.

It may be just time to play the traditional funeral song and remove our hats.

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ESSENTIAL READING: Pawns In The Game by William Guy Carr part 3 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

CHAPTER TWO The English Revolution 1640-1660 The Forces of Evil realize that in order to win undisputed control of the material assets of the world, and establish an Atheistic Materialistic Totalitarian Dictatorship, it is necessary to destroy all forms of constitutional government and organized religion. In order to do this the Forces of Evil decided []

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Vulkan-Virgl Continues Progressing For Getting Vulkan Within VMs "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

One of the most exciting Google Summer of Code 2018 projects is Vulkan-Virgl for supporting this modern graphics/compute API within virtual machines...

14:04

ISIS Executes Village Leader; 34 Killed in Iraq "IndyWatch Feed War"

Militants killed a village leader who had replaced his murdered father only two months ago.

The post ISIS Executes Village Leader; 34 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

14:02

V sao 8 thiu nin Thi Lan b cch ly sau khi thot khi hang? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Vic cch ly nhm m bo cc thnh vin i bng nh khng b mc nhng cn bnh truyn nhim

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American Indian and Alaska Native Maternal and Infant Mortality: Challenges and Opportunities "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Getty/Robert AlexanderA Navajo mother and weaver holds her Native American daughter in her booth at the Santa Fe Indian Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Published July 10, 2018

Editors Note: This article was first published by the Center for American Progress. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

Natalie,* a home visiting nurse in a midwestern city, provides families with in-home support throughout pregnancy and a childs early years. Natalie mostly serves urban American Indian families who, like all families, want what is best for their children. But accessing the care and support necessary to fully provide for their families can be difficult for urban American Indians, who still feel the legacy of the United States historic mistreatment of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communitiesgenocideforced migration, and cultural erasure.** Today, the AI/AN community feels this legacy most acutely in problems like high rates of poverty,...

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Doom & Gloom v Optimism Is there a Middle Ground? "IndyWatch Feed World"

COMMENT: Dear Mr. Armstrong, The weather, politics, and life in general is getting a little more skewed month by month on the planetand like everyone else in history who has experienced cyclical highs and lows, I sure wish Id been able to skip this cycle altogether Im 64 and really trying to keep realistic and not succumb to Doom Porn, when trying to imagine my life when I am in my 80s. Theres a lot of days those efforts dont work, frankly, but I perseverereading your blog helps so much, I needed to again say THANK YOU-thank you, thank you for being online every single blessed day- it means so very much to so many of us out here, struggling to try and make a plan to survive whats coming.

Peace and good wishes to you and your family

C

REPLY: I look at this as Joseph forecasting 7 years of plenty and 7 years of drought. If we understand there is a cycle, then we can prepare for it and survive. Britain was the Financial Capital of the World up until World War I. It went through some hard times but it survived. We are in the eye of the storm coming out the other end. When we do, the turmoil will begin. While I would hope that at some point the political powers at large will listen, the likelihood of that is nil until the crisis happens. Government will never surrender power which is like a drug addiction. The question becomes how far they will go to retain that power. Will...

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Economic Confidence Model When One Nation Peaks Another Bottoms "IndyWatch Feed World"

QUESTION: Martin,

I know that the basic ECM cycles 4.3 year decline subdivides into a 1.075 year decline, 1.075 year rise, and 2.15 year decline. However, if I remember correctly, the 2.15 year decline also includes the Pi cycle turn 3.14 years from the top.

If I remember correctly for this ECM cycle, the 2.15 year decline began 2017.9, should turn up about July 12, top with the Pi cycle 2018.89, and finally bottom 2020.05.

I have always wondered, (1) what is the basis of determining this turn up into the Pi cycle, and (2) is this turn up ever significant, or simply a setup for the major event, the November 22 (2018.89) Pi cycle?

Of course, please feel free to correct any of errors in my interpretation of your ECM.

Thanks,
-DB

 

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14:01

Cherokee Nation Hosts Training, Awards Banquet for Cherokee Community Organizations "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker visits with attendees of the tribes 14th Annual Conference of Community Leaders.

Published July 10, 2018

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. Nearly 500 representatives of the 25 at-large and 88in-jurisdiction Cherokee organizations recently traveled to Tahlequah for the Cherokee Nations 14th Annual Conference of Community Leaders.

The two-day conference hosted by Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach was held June 22-23 at Northeastern State University. Attendeesattended workshops led by experts in sustainability and culture, and also met with tribal leaders, including Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Tribal Council.

The tribe concluded the conference with the Community Impact Awards banquet, which honors community organizations that do outstanding volunteer work, promote the culture and make other significant contributions.

Trail of Tears Association Executive Director and former Cherokee Nation Supreme Court Justice Troy Wayne Poteete speaks during his Treaty Party: Motivations and Considerations history presentation at the tribes 14th Annual Conference of Community Leaders.

The community organizations, both in the 14 counties and at-large, are some of the tribes most valuable partners, because they allow us to reach and help our citizens more effectively and efficiently, Hoskin said. Whether its mentoring youth or offering cultural enrichment programs or providing housin...

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Eugene R. Peltola, Jr. is Named New Bureau of Indian Affairs Alaska Region Director Announced "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Eugene R. Peltola, Jr.

Published July 10, 2018

WASHINGTON  Eugene R. Peltola, Jr. (of Yupik and Tlingit descent), from Orutsararmiut Native Council, a federally recognized tribal government, has been selected as Regional Director for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in Alaska. The BIA Alaska Regional Office oversees offices in Anchorage and Fairbanks, all of which provide services to 227 federally recognized Alaska Native tribes.

Being an Alaskan born Alaska Native, I feel very honored and privileged to be selected for the position of regional director for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Alaska. This will provide me the opportunity to contribute to the continued betterment of our people, and, have a voice in the manner which subsistence opportunities are presented for Alaska Natives and other rural residents of the state.  I look forward to the new challenges this responsibility brings and being able to contribute to the consultation and reorganization of the Department of Interior.  The decisions that we make today will carry forth and affect not only Alaska Natives, but many others for generations to come. Alaska Regional Director Peltola said.

Alaska Federation of Natives is pleased with the appointment of Gene Peltola Jr. as the new Alaska BIA Area Director, said AFN President Julie Kitka.  The BIA plays a critical role in Alaska working closely with our tribes and tribal consortiums on behalf of our people.  We thank Secretary Ryan Zinke for his strong support of self-determination and efforts to strengthen the federal trust responsibility.

In his most recent capacity at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) as the Federal Subsistence Management Program lead, Regional Director Peltola was responsible for coordinating and implementing subsistence management on all federal lands in Alaska on behalf of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the USFWS, and the U.S. Forest Service.

While he has worked in both the public and private sectors since 1984, Peltolas 34-year federal career has been with the USFWS in Alaska, where he worked at 3 National Wildlife Refuges including as a zone supervisor for Refuge Law Enforceme...

14:01

Post-War France and Post-War Germany "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Back in Junior High School I became an avid war-gamer, and was fascinated by the military history of the past, especially World War II, the most titanic conflict ever recorded. However, although I much enjoyed reading the detailed accounts of the battles of that war, especially on the Eastern Front that largely determined its outcome, I had much less interest in the accompanying political history, and simply relied upon the accounts in my standard textbooks, which I considered quite reliable.

Supporting that strong impression, these sources hardly seemed to hide some of the uglier aspects of the conflict and its aftermath, such as the notable brutalities visited upon pro-Nazi turncoats following the Liberation of France in 1944. Pierre Laval, head of the puppet Vichy government and quite a number of his fellow quislings were tried and executed for their treason, and even Marshal Petain, the renowned French World War I hero who in his dotage had sadly lent his name to the hated regime as its head of state, was condemned to death, though his life was eventually spared. Less prominent collaborators suffered as well, with my books often carrying photos of some of the hundreds or thousands of ordinary French women who for fear, love, or money had become intimate with German soldiers during the four years of occupation, and as a consequence had their heads shaved and were marched through the streets of their towns or cities in parades of shame.

Such excesses were obviously unfortunate, but wars and liberations often unleash considerable brutality, and these spectacles of public humiliation obviously did not begin to compare with the vicious bloodshed of the years of Nazi control. For example, there was the notorious case of Oradour-sur-Glane, a village involved in Resistance activities, in which many hundreds of men, women, and children were herded into a church and other buildings and burned alive. Meanwhile, enormous numbers of Frenchmen and others had been deported to wartime Germany as slave-laborers, in total violation of every legal principle, producing an uncanny parallel to Stalins Gulag and underscoring the similarity of those two totalitarian regimes. This, at least, had always been my limited impression of that very unfortunate era.

Eventually, major cracks in this simple picture began appearing. I have previously written of my discovery of John T. Flynn, one of Americas most prominent liberal public intellectuals throughout the 1930s, who was then purged from the mainstream media and ev...

The Most intolerant Win "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

(Chapter from Skin in the Game)

The best example I know that gives insights into the functioning of a complex system is with the following situation. It suffices for an intransigent minority a certain type of intransigent minorities to reach a minutely small level, say three or four percent of the total population, for the entire population to have to submit to their preferences. Further, an optical illusion comes with the dominance of the minority: a naive observer would be under the impression that the choices and preferences are those of the majority. If it seems absurd, it is because our scientific intuitions arent calibrated for that (fughedabout scientific and academic intuitions and snap judgments; they dont work and your standard intellectualization fails with complex systems, though not your grandmothers wisdom).

The main idea behind complex systems is that the ensemble behaves in way not predicted by the components. The interactions matter more than the nature of the units. Studying individual ants will never (one can safely say never for most such situations), never give us an idea on how the ant colony operates. For that, one needs to understand an ant colony as an ant colony, no less, no more, not a collection of ants. This is called an emergent property of the whole, by which parts and whole differ because what matters is the interactions between such parts. And interactions can obey very simple rules. The rule we discuss in this chapter is the minority rule.

The minority rule will show us how it all it takes is a small number of intolerant virtuous people with skin in the game, in the form of courage, for society to function properly.

This example of complexity hit me, ironically, as I was attending the New England Complex Systems institute summer barbecue. As the hosts were setting up the table and unpacking the drinks, a friend who was observant and only ate Kosher dropped by to say hello. I offered him a glass of that type of yellow sugared water with citric acid people sometimes call lemonade, almost certain that he would reject it o...

A Trump Court? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If Mitch McConnells Senate can confirm his new nominee for the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump may have completed the capture of all three branches of the U.S. government for the Republican Party.

Not bad for a rookie.

And the lamentations on the left are surely justified.

For liberalisms great strategic ally and asset of 60 years, the judicial dictatorship erected by Earl Warren and associates, may be about to fall.

Judicial supremacy may be on the way out.

Another constitutionalist on the court, in the tradition of Antonin Scalia, could ring down the curtain on the social revolution the court has been imposing since the salad days of Chief Justice Earl Warren.

Among the changes Warrens court and its successors succeeded in imposing: The de-Christianization of all public institutions in America. The social war of the 1970s over forced busing for racial balance in the public schools. The creation, ex nihilo, of new constitutional rights, first to an abortion, and then to homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

But while the confirmation of a new Trump justice may bring an end to the revolution, it will return power to where it belongs in a constitutional republic, with elected legislators and elected executives.

There will not likely be any sudden and radical rollback of changes wrought in six decades. For some of those changes have become embedded in the public consciousness as the new normal, and will endure.

Roe v. Wade may be challenged. But even if overturned, states like New York and California, which had liberalized abortion laws before Roe, are not likely to re-criminalize it.

Affirmative action, however, racial discrimination against white males to promote diversity, may be on the chopping block.

Why did it take until Trump to restore constitutionalism to the Supreme Court, when the Warren Court had been a blazing issue since the 1950s and Republicans held the presidency for 28 years from 1968 to 2016, and had managed to elevate 12 justices?

Answer: Every GOP president save Bush II, has appointed justices who grew to believe the court had a right to remake America to conform to their image of the ideal liberal democracy. And they so acted.

Said Ike ruefully on his retirement: Two of my worst mistakes are sitting up there on the Supreme Court.

The two were Warren, who, as Californias governor, had pushed to put Japanese-Americans in concentration camps in World War II, and William Brennan, the most radical justice to sit in over half a century.

Nixon came to office committed to rein in the court by naming strict constructionists. Yet three of the four justices he named would vote f...

Why Trumps Iran Isolation Plan "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In May, President Trump pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal despite Iran living up to its obligations and the deal working as planned. While the US kept in place most sanctions against Tehran, China and Russia along with many European countries had begun reaping the benefits of trade with an Iran eager to do business with the world.

Now, President Trump is threatening sanctions against any country that continues to do business with Iran. But will his attempt to restore the status quo before the Iran deal really work?

Even if the Europeans cave in to US demands, the world has changed a great deal since the pre-Iran deal era.

President Trump is finding that his threats and heated rhetoric do not always have the effect he wishes. As his Administration warns countries to stop buying Iranian oil by November or risk punishment by the United States, a nervous international oil market is pushing prices ever higher, threatening the economic prosperity he claims credit for. President Trumps response has been to demand that OPEC boost its oil production by two million barrels per day to calm markets and bring prices down.

Perhaps no one told him that Iran was a founding member of OPEC?

When President Trump Tweeted last week that Saudi Arabia agreed to begin pumping additional oil to make up for the removal of Iran from the international markets, the Saudis very quickly corrected him, saying that while they could increase capacity if needed, no promise to do so had been made.

The truth is, if the rest of the world followed Trumps demands and returned to sanctions and boycotting Iranian oil, some 2.7 million barrels per day currently supplied by Iran would be very difficult to make up elsewhere. Venezuela, which has enormous reserves but is also suffering under, among other problems, crippling US sanctions, is shrinking out of the world oil market.

Iraq has not recovered its oil production capacity since its liberation by the US in 2003 and the al-Qaeda and ISIS insurgencies that followed it.

Last week, Bloomberg reported that a complete shutdown of Iranian sales could push oil prices above $120 a barrel if Saudi Arabia cant keep up. Would that crash the US economy? Perhaps. Is Trump willing to risk it?

President Trumps demand last week that OPEC reduce prices now or US military protection of OPEC countries may not continue almost sounded desperate. But if anything, Trumps b...

Bye, Boris "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson revealed the root of his dispute with Prime Minister Theresa May on the terms of Brexit, which led to his resignation.

Speaking shortly after his resignation from the UK government, former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson slammed the current approach to the Brexit negotiations with the EU, underlining that we have postponed crucial decisions, including the preparations for no-deal Brexit. He stressed that the succession process should be more dynamic and nimble.

We are truly headed for the status of a colony  and many will struggle to see the economic or political advantage of that particular arrangement, Johnson said in a resignation statement.

The former top British diplomat stressed that in the current situation the Brexit dream was dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt, explaining that the ability to diverge from the EU rules has been taken off the table.

Boris Johnsons Resignation

Controversial UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has resigned mere hours after Brexit Secretary David Davis also left his post, as the political crisis over the UKs Brexit strategy intensifies ever-further.

Johnsons sudden departure came a mere half hour before Prime Minister Theresa May was due to address Parliament about her new Brexit plan, the provisions of which have enraged angered many Euroskeptic Tory MPs. In a statement widely shared in the media, a Downing Street spokesperson thanked Mr Johnson for his work and said a replacement would be announced shortly.

The announcement came after he failed to attend the international Western Balkans Summit in London, which fueled much speculation a resignation was forthcoming  fellow attendee Michael Roth, German Minister of State for Europe, tweeted by early afternoon the gathered were still waiting for our host.

Trade Myths "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I received several comments and questions regarding trade after the publication of my recent article, Stupid Countries Restrict Trade. Here is a summary of some questions that a few people had:

What should the government of the United States do if other countries impose tariffs on U.S. goods exported to their countries?

What should the government of the United States do if a country subsidizes its exports to the United States?

What should the government of the United States do if it had no tariffs on foreign imports but other countries imposed tariffs on U.S. exports?

Trade myths die hard. Here are three of them I want to refute based on the comments and questions I recently received.

Trade takes place between countries.

To the contrary, trade almost never takes place between countries. Although people often talk about the United States trading with China, India, or Canada, foreign trade really just occurs when entities in one country engage in commerce with entities in some other country. No county offers to exchange 1,000 bushels of apples for another countrys 1,000 bushels of tomatoes. No country buys up 5,000 tubes of toothpaste from domestic manufacturers and offers to sell them to the government of, or a business, organization, or individual in, another country for cash. Trade takes place between individuals, organizations, and businesses in countries, not between countries themselves. An individual, organization, or business in one country may sell a product to the government of another country, but that doesnt mean that trade is between countries. The rare case of one country trading with another would be like the U.S. government selling an old Navy ship to the government of another country.

Trade between entities residing in two different countries should not be regarded as any different from what happens when two entities in the United States engage in commerce. Trade is really just international commerce. Free trade is really just commercial freedom. That the two parties engaged in commerce are not located in the same country has no economic significance whatsoever. Nations as such dont gain or lose from trade; only individual traders do. The erroneous idea that trade takes place between nations also leads to the bogus concept of the trade deficit. But as Adam Smith wrote in The Wealth of Nations back in 1776: Nothing can be more absurd than the whole doctrine of the balance of trade.

Subsidized exports justify protective tariffs.

Some countries, for a variety of reasons, subsidize certain of their export industries. This means that a coun...

The First Self-Governing Floating City "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

THE WORLDS first floating city will boast its own government and cryptocurrency when it lays roots in the South Pacific in 2022, claim its backers.

Building work on this isolated utopia will begin next year following the signing of an agreement with French Polynesias government in 2017.

The futuristic island will be built in the Pacific Ocean

The floating town is the brainchild of the Seasteading Institute, a non-profit co-founded by tech billionaire Peter Thiel (who sits on Facebooks board and is a former adviser to US President Donald Trump).

Its teaming up with a private entity called Blue Frontiers to build 300 houses on a seaborne platform off the island of Tahiti that will run under its own governance and boast its own money.

Joe Quirk, who heads up both organisations, has also stressed the eco-friendly potential of the sci-fi project, which will tap huge solar panels and wind turbines for clean energy.

It would help people adjust to sea level rise, and experiment with voluntary governance, he previously said.

French Polynesias concerned they may lose a third of their islands by the end of this century. Right next door is Kiribati, which is concerned it could completely disappear.

Now, almost a decade after it was dreamed up, Seasteading has begun the rollout of its cryptocurrency dubbed Varyon.

Maybe it didnt get the memo that virtual currencies like ...

Tick Repellents and Prevention "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ticks cause a lot of disease and discomfort but there are a lot of things you can do to prevent them that cost little or nothing. The best tick repellents (natural and chemical) are easy to get and should be a part of your preps.

Tick populations are very dependent on where you live.

Where I grew up in Washington State I remember there were very few ticks around I never remember getting them off of anything at all. Here in western NC we have a ton of them with some years being worse than others. There are a lot of things you can do to help out with ticks. I am going to talk about repellants and also prevention measures you can take.

Consider guinea fowl or backyard chickens

Just a small flock of chickens will eat a lot of ticks, spiders, and eat/kill baby snakes. Years when we have not had any chickens we notice more ticks and moreBlack Widow Spiders than we would like. Using a movable chicken pen works too. You dont just have to let them run amuck in your backyard.

Wash after exposure to environments like wooded areas or tall grass.

After being out in areas where ticks are likely, at the end of the day take a hot shower and use soap like Dr. Bronnors Peppermint Castille Soap. They really dont like peppermint and I know for a fact that this soap helped prevent fleas and ticks and even make them fall off of dogs. A half gallon jug of Dr. Bronnors goes a long way.

Clothing for protection is one of the easiest ways to prevent ticks from coming into contact with your skin.

Ticks want to come in contact with skin and they can travel up your hair to your scalp. If you are out in the woods a lot then you might want to make sure to wear pants with drawstrings at the cuffs or wear them tucked into boots. Long sleeve shirts and a good hat can also help.

Those with long hair should consider putting it up. I suppose in a severe situation where it is hard to stay clean you may want to consider cutting hair shorter, bundling under a hat at all times.

Men with access to a method of shaving could consider ridding themselves of facial hair or make sure to use a comb and look closely each day for any ticks. I live in an area with a large population of bearded men but come tick season you see them lose some length!

Check yourself and look over your younger children daily during tick season....

Better Than an Ax or Hatchet "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

When youre out and about in the outdoors, Ready Nutrition Readers, no doubt in the late Spring and in the Summer you have met with obstacles: stickers, thorn bushes, and creeping foliage. Although Im not advocating carving out new wilderness trails in the manner of Lewis and Clark, theres something to be said for taking the path less traveled by, to paraphrase Frost. If you have to bust brush, you could use more than a walking stick. This is where a good machete made by Gerber will come in handy.

I have one and consider it absolutely essential when I need to traverse through a heavily thicketed and thorn-infested area. The Gerber Machete is 25 in length from the tip to the base of the handle, or pommel, if you prefer. The blade is 17 in lengthOne of the best features is that the spine or back of the blade is a ripsaw, and this is just over 15. This last is pretty important, because that long length of saw blade with sharp, ripping teeth will allow you to cut thicker poles from fallen timber, such as needed for lean-tos, tents, and hammock-ends.

The saws teeth are 3/16 in depth: just under a quarter of an inch. For busting brush, this is good for if you have a heavy load of a pack and you cant go over or around a woody thorn bush. With this, you can cut it right off at the base, very quickly, and be done with it. The blade is burnished with an overcoat, whereas the edge is fine-honed with the blade sharpened its entire length and an edge-width of . The handle is rubberized with a tough polymer material and quite ergonomic. It has a rope handle for your wrist that loops through the machetes handle for a backup.

The machete comes in a Cordura nylon sheath that is rigid, and it is riveted at the blade-edge with a thick seam thats double stitched. The Velcro clasp that holds the blade in (or hook-pile tape, if you prefer) is extremely strong and doesnt allow the blade to slip out. The sheath has a vertical loop on it to attach to your belt, although you may wish to do what I do, and attach loops around the sheath to affix Alice clips: this enables it to be mounted on the outside of a rucksack and hang horizontally instead of vertically.

The advantages to a machete for clearing brush and for cutting light kindling and poles are speed and ease of motion. It is not as cumbersome as an ax and you have more cutting (blade) surface than either an ax or a hatchet. It also extends the reach of your arm considerably beyond the hatchet or ax. If you need to construct a lean-to or cut some wood quickly for either a small campfire or for poles, this one will do the trick. Its als...

Why We Need Guns, Reason 5+ Million "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A recent video has been making the rounds. Its of some jerk assaulting a kid wearing a Make America Great Again. If you havent seen it, take a look.

Now, this assault was fairly mild as assault goes. Its jerkish behavior and Kino Jimenez, who is the man throwing the soda with the stolen hat in hand, has been fired from his part-time job as a bartender because of it. He was also arrested, thankfully.

Of course, a 30-year-old man who works part-time as a bartender might just have a history of making poor life choices. Just a hunch.

However, lets take a quick look at what this incident represents.

Jimenezs actions come just days after Maxine Waters extolled her followers to harass Trump administration officials. This is a similar behavior ramped up slightly because Jimenez was facing some good kids who didnt want a confrontation.

However, what happens when that behavior gets ramped up? What form will that take? Who will it be against?

Jimenez targeted these kids because of the hat. This wasnt careful targeting, necessarily, because he was outnumbered and potentially in a bad spot since he knew nothing about these kids. He reacted purely on emotion, on hatred.

What will the next person reacting on hatred toward their ideological opponents do? Throw a rock? Try to use a rock to bash someones brains in? Seriously, what form will it take?

This is violence. Its violence in support of a political ideology. Its violence toward people who dont share that ideology.

Yes, this is yet another reason why I own guns.

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Evel Knevel Would Be Proud "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Travis Pastrana succeeded in repeating three of Evel Knievels most famous motorcycle jumps on Sunday night.

Donning his own Knievel-like costume, Pastrana used an Indian Scout FTR750 to jump 143 feet to clear 52 crushed cars, 192 feet over 16 Greyhound buses and concluded by jumping 149 feet to clear the fountains at Caesars Palace.

Its just such an honor to live a day in Evels footsteps, and literally his boots, Pastrana said. To be here in Las Vegas, so much of my history has been here. I proposed to my wife here, I had [the] first Nitro Circus show here. This was definitely the coolest thing Ive ever done.

Pastrana, who is nearing the end of an impressive career as a stunt showman and professional motorsports competitor, admitted he was nervous leading up to the event, which began in an empty lot behind off Las Vegass famous Strip.

This is all about Evel, and the coolest thing about this whole thing, all of Evels family is out here, said Pastrana, whose outfit included a white jumpsuit with the blue V and white stars, a cape and high heel dress boots. This is the home of the most iconic jump, one of the most iconic events that has ever gone down. And to end at Caesars Palace, to have a chance to jump the fountain.  Its not the longest jump but its definitely the hardest.

After his first two jumps over the cars and buses, Pastrana had a police escort while riding the same motorcycle along Las Vegas Boulevard all while popping wheelies and stopping to high-five and shake hands with fans

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Do You Know Your Heart Rate? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Humans have been aware of their heart rate for thousands of years. But knowing the meaning behind the beats isnt so simple.

A number of factors affect our heart rate, including our age, medical conditions, medications, diet, and fitness level.

Today, were even more aware of our heart rate, thanks to devices such as smartwatches that can measure every beat during rest and exercise.

So, what is normal? Here, in a piece for The Conversation, two experts reveal all.

How should we measure our heart rate? 

Surprisingly, there are over twelve places you can feel your pulse.

But there are two that are the easiest and most reliable the radial artery, which runs along the inside of the forearm from the base of the thumb; and the carotid artery, which runs up the front of the neck two fingers to the side of the Adams apple.

The best way to measure heart rate is to sit down for a few minutes and relax, then use two fingers (not your thumb, as its own pulse can confuse your measurement) to gently compress the artery and count the beats over 15 seconds. Multiplying this by four will give your heart rate in beats per minute.

If youre using the carotid, its important to only check one side at a time, and not to massage the artery this is an area that senses blood pressure flowing through the artery and signals to the heart to keep it in a tight range; stimulating this area can trick it into dropping the heart rate and blood pressure, leading to a blackout.

Your heart runs on electricity in fact, every single heartbeat is the result of a tiny electrical impulse travelling through your heart muscle.

These impulses can be measured using an electrocardiogram (ECG), which is the most reliable and informative measure of your heart rate. The test is non-invasive, painless, and you can get it at most GP practices and pathology services.

Wearable devices such as smartwatches use light, rather than pressure, to measure heart rate.

As the volume of small arteries in the wrist transiently increase with each heart beat, the amount of light reflected back to a conductor in the watch changes and the frequency with which these fluctuations occur is the heart rate.

Theyre an attractive way to have real-time heart rate recording during rest and activity, but they have inherent limitations due to the simplicity of their design, and interference caused by movement can often interrupt their recordings.

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14:00

Safety notice: Beware exploding green heads "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Oh dear what a quandary! Oppose all things genetically modified or oppose plastic made from petroleum? Evil fossil fuels or evil frankensteinian fiddlings? Big Oil or Big Chemical? Oh, this anti-everything greenie life is such a tricky balance. All because some clever Bugg in Warwick is using clever bugs to create biodegradable plastic.Quote: Biodegradable plastic [] The post Safety notice: Beware exploding green heads appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

Why Trumps Iran Isolation Plan May Backfire "IndyWatch Feed War"

In May, President Trump pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal despite Iran living up to its obligations and the deal working as planned. While the US kept in place most sanctions against Tehran, China and Russia along with many European countries had begun reaping the benefits of trade with Continue reading "Why Trumps Iran Isolation Plan May Backfire"

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14:00

NAFSA Promotes Mika Leonard to Chief Operating Officer "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Mika Leonard

Published July 10, 2018

Leonard was previously Director of Business Development for the Association

WASHINGTON Mika Leonard has been promoted to the role of Chief Operations Officer (COO) for the Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA). Leonard joined the organization in April as Director of Business Development, after serving as the Assistant Vice President/Director of Sales and Marketing for Native American Bank. As COO, Leonard is now responsible for day-to-day operations of NAFSA, while maintaining a prominent role in member management and recruitment, strategic planning, and organizational positioning.
Mika has been a strong addition to the NAFSA team and is very deserving of this promotion, said NAFSA executive director Gary Davis. She has the background, experience, and commitment to tribal sovereignty and economic self-determination required for NAFSAs COO. She will bring leadership, vision, and strategic thinking in her new role, and help guide NAFSA into the future. Mika will be a tremendous asset for our membership and I look forward to continuing to work with her.
Leonard is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and is a member of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, where as an student she edited and transcribed old French and English texts as part of a language revitalization effort and the creation of the Myaamia-Peoria Dictionary. Following graduation, she worked in the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development at the U.S. Department of the Interior, which was instrumental in exposing her to many facets of and creating a passion to help spur economic growth in Indian Country. She went on to work for various federal contractors in program management rol...

14:00

Public Meeting for Navajo Families Exposed to Uranium Set for July 31st "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Navajo Nation citizens have protested uranium mines for years.

Published July 10, 2018

SHIPROCK, N. M. The Navajo Nation is urging Congress to amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) as the time period to file claims for compensation is set to end four years from today on July 9, 2022.

The public and families impacted by uranium mining are invited to attend the next public meeting regarding Navajos advocacy of the amendments on July 31, from 10 a.m. 2 p.m., at the Phil L. Thomas Performing Arts Center in Shiprock, New Mexico.

Many members of the federal government are not aware of the effects uranium mining has had on Navajo people, President Russell Begaye said. They dont see the consequences of radiation exposure. They dont feel the pain of losing children, parents and grandparents to the uranium contamination that still exists on our land.

This is why we are asking the federal government to take further action, he continued, and we are encouraging our people to continue to make their voices heard. What we need now is for Congress to hold a markup on pending RECA legislation to expand compensation for the uranium miners, millers and drillers who should have been included in the first place.

Written comments and testimony from the public will be accepted at the upcoming meeting, and caseworkers will be available on site to provide assistance.

The RECA Amendments of 2017, the most recent group of amendments, remain in committee in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Tribal leaders have sought these amendments since 2009.

The proposed amendments, if passed, will allow Post-1971 uranium miners who worked in mines from 1972 to 1990 to become eligible for compensation if they were affected by radiation exposure. Underground and surface uranium miners suffering from kidney failure or kidney cancer will also be eligible for compensation.

Furthermore, additional downwind counties affected by nuclear testing in Nevada will become eligible for compensation.

The Office of the President and Vice President, Navajo Nation Council, Navajo Nation Washington Office, Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Uranium Workers Program and Navajo Uranium Radiation Victims Committee have worked to track this legislation in Congress.

In the effort to push for...

14:00

Gangsterism or Progress? Examining North Koreas Latest Statement on Denuclearization "IndyWatch Feed War"

Most US news reports are suggesting that the North Koreans may be backtracking on their commitment to denuclearization, calling the US position "gangster-like" following the visit of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Pyongyang. What the North Korean foreign ministry actually said in its statement of July 7 is far more nuanced, and speaks directly Continue reading "Gangsterism or Progress? Examining North Koreas Latest Statement on Denuclearization"

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14:00

Touch Trump, See Your Life Turn To Shit "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

While he's rotting in jail, maybe Pastor Ramirez should try to understand HE locked up this baby

Yesterday, Kate Morrissey, reporting for the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote about a foolish right-wing pastor in Oceanside, Jorge Ramirez, an unauthorized immigrant who urged his American-born daughter to vote for Seor Trumpanzee in 2016. She did... and now Pastor Ramirez ended up in line for deportation. Even as he was thrown into the Otay Mesa Detention Center, awaiting deportation proceedings, he insisted that he's a Republican. Hey... if they have to deport people, it might as well be Republicans... they earned it.

But, no, Jorge is not in MS-13. Almost no deportees are. For all his bluster, Trump leaves the dangerous gangs alone and prefers to go after easy targets like children-- and the stupid pastor from Oceanside. It's hard to be sympathetic to Ramirez's plight. He's a real jerk and-- as horrible as it is to say so-- deserves what he's getting. He doesn't understand that to Republicans, he's a "one of the bad people" by definition.
Ramirez said he does not know why he is being targeted for removal from the U.S. The Trump administration has said that it is targeting criminals and those who have already been ordered deported. Ramirez said he falls into neither category.

"Trump said, 'Let's keep all the good people here and all the bad people out...

14:00

LFD460 Embedded Linux Development with Yocto Project "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Obtain a solid understanding of embedded development using the Yocto Project, including the Poky Reference Distribution and Bitbake, the use of emulators, building images for multiple architectures and the creation of board support packages (BSP).

LFD450 Embedded Linux Development "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Get advanced Linux training on the key steps to developing an embedded Linux product. Gain real world experience through extensive hands-on practice with target devices.

14:00

Two Children Died in Samoa After Receiving MMR Vaccinations "IndyWatch Feed World"

Samoan health authorities have stopped all childrens vaccinations in the island nation after the deaths of two toddlers. A full inquiry into the circumstances of the deaths has also been launched at the request of Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi.

San Francisco: Where a Six-Figure Salary Is Low Income "IndyWatch Feed World"

A family getting by on $117,400 (87,970) in San Francisco can now be considered low income, according to US government figures. How can that be the case?

A NATION BUILT ON LIES "IndyWatch Feed World"

The world becomes more chaotic by the day. Good luck finding a politician, business icon, or religious leader who is not bought and sold by corporate or special interests. Finding truth telling honest leaders in todays world is virtually impossible. Charles Foster Kane, a quasi-biographical portrayal of William Randolph Hearst, is a fine representation of the billionaire clique that pull the strings in our warped, deceitful, greed driven, materialistic world.

Boston Dynamics Upgrades "Terrifying" Robots With Creepy Features "IndyWatch Feed World"

Boston Dynamics has upgraded their two "nightmare inducing" robots since last our last report - adding several new tricks to their arsenal that should help considerably in the robot uprising.

Secret 2006 US Gov't Document Reveals Plan To Destabilize Syria Using Extremists, Muslim Brotherhood, Elections "IndyWatch Feed World"

As the Syrian government makes massive gains across the country, many are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel for the Western destabilization and attempt to destroy the secular government of Syria by the United States and the West. However, it must be remembered that the goal to impose hegemony across the world by the Anglo-financier system is not some fly-by-night venture that cropped up in 2011 to be easily abandoned in 2018. Indeed, the plan to destroy Syria has spanned nearly four decades, only moving into high gear in 2011 under the Obama administration.

Russia's Supersonic Bombers To Launch Hypersonic Missiles "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russia is set to test its Kh-47M2 Kinzhal hypersonic aero-ballistic missile onboard the Tupolev Tu-22M3 supersonic bomber, enabling Moscow to strike enemy targets from long-range with missiles capable of traveling Mach 10, putting much of Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and North America at risk of a hypersonic attack.

U.S. Consumers On An Unprecedented Debt Binge As Credit Card Debt Soars To An All-Time Record High "IndyWatch Feed World"

Americans are on an absolutely spectacular debt binge.  Does this mean that the economy is getting better, or does this mean that U.S. consumers are totally tapped out and are relying on borrowed money to make it from month to month? 

13:59

PDP, R-APC, 32 parties form coalition against Buhari "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

AD dissociates self from MoU lObasanjo storms PDP rally Ekweremadu: Alliancell sack APC, rescue Nigeria APC: Nigerians would determine our fate PDP meets Atiku, others   The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday moved a step forward to galvanising other opposition parties to oust the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019. About 33 other political []

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13:58

MSNBC Attack on Glenn Greenwald as Kremlin Spy Prove Him Right About MSNBC "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Glenn Greenwald MSNBC(SP)  Journalist Glenn Greenwald traveled to Moscow for a panel discussion on fake news. A clip of comments he made to an RT crew afterward was shared widely. He also visited NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, and for all of the above, he was viciously attacked by MSNBC intelligence analyst Malcolm Nance, who has a massive following []

13:56

MTN denies anti-labour policies as NLC pickets offices "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Labour: Were protesting against casualisation Telco: Were committed to best practices Nigerian Telecommunications giant, MTN, yesterday denied engaging in antilabour policies.The firm spoke against the backdrop of picketing of its offices across the country by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). The action against the largest telecommunications operator in Nigeria, according to the labour union, is []

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13:56

Vit kiu t 29 nc d Tri h 2018 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Cc thanh thiu nin ngi Vit nc ngoi s tham d cc hot ng giao lu 11 tnh

13:55

Wedding cake bigotry is illegal "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

So, some Auckland bigots have decided to try their hand at US-style wedding cake bigotry, and refused to provide a wedding cake for a marriage:

A same-sex couple is "shocked and upset" that their request for a wedding cake was refused by a Warkworth baker who said marriage equality was against her beliefs.

Moe Barr and Sasha Patrick both live in Brisbane, but since Australia had not yet legalised same-sex marriage when they got engaged last year, they planned their wedding at Waipu in Northland for next January.

When they approached Kath's Devine Cakes in Warkworth to make the cake, "Kath" refused, saying despite the New Zealand government legalising same-sex marriage, she believed it was not correct and therefore she would not make the wedding cake.


This is pretty obviously illegal. The Human Rights Act 1993 prohibits discriminating in the provision of goods and services on the basis of sexual orientation, just as it prohibits it on the basis of race or disability. While this must be interpreted through the lens of the Bill of Rights Act, which affirms freedom of religion, the consensus when the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill was passed was that people had no right to refuse to provide services to gay couples, any more than they would to interracial ones. For that reason, a National MP put up a bigot amendment which would have allowed his fellow bigots to refuse services in exactly this manner. It was voted down, 79-36.

As for what should happen, the Human Rights Commission should take these bigots to the Human Rights Review Tribunal, which should award damages for hurt and humiliation (and pour encourager les autres). And of course, no-one should buy cake from these bigots ever again. Because this sort of shit isn't acceptable, any more than refusing to serve Maori is.

13:54

Hope as HIV vaccine trial shows promise "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Scientists said they were hopeful that a vaccination against the HIV could be in sight after trials on human and animals showed promising results. According to a new study published in The Lancet, tests on a new drug stopped two thirds of monkeys contracting a virus similar to HIV and boosted an anti-HIV immune system []

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13:54

Army frees 183 children used as suicide bombers, fighters "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Nigerian Army has rescued 183 children whose ages range between seven and 18, being used by the terror group, Boko Haram, as fighters in the North-East of the country. The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, disclosed yesterday that the children included 175 boys and eight girls. Buratai, who spoke through the Theatre []

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13:52

My daughter was killed for ritual Oluboyo "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Former Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo, yesterday said the killer of his daughter, Khadijat Adenike, faked her kidnap before her decomposing body was found in a shallow grave in the room of the suspect, Adeyemi Alao, at Oke- Aro area of Akure. Khadijats body was found in the house of Alao, her []

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13:52

Heres What You Need to Know About Trumps Supreme Court Nominee "IndyWatch Feed World"

After President Donald Trump dragged out announcing his nominee to replace outgoing U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, relishing the suspense, the president finally revealed D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his selection on Monday night, and progressive groups vowed to maintain pressure on Senate Democrats and a handful of Republicans to fight the appointment.

If Trump successfully installs Brett Kavanaugh, warned Indivisible Project co-founder Ezra Levin, Trumpism will infect the court for a generation. The stakes are no less than the fate of Roe v. Wade, the Affordable Care Act, LGBTQ rights, and our democratic institutions.

Three Democratic senatorsHeitkamp, Manchin, and Donnellyvoted for Trumps last Supreme Court nominee. We need them back on the side of justice, Levin declared. A vocal, united Democratic front will focus pressure on Republican senatorsforcing them to decide between appeasing Trump or preserving our fundemental rights.

The American people will find out soon enough which senators want to be remembered for being accomplices in Donald Tru...

13:51

Customs intercepts truck with 200,000 live ammunition "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Niger State impounded a truck carrying over 200,000 live ammunition being brought into the country from Benin Republic. Two of the suspects, who were arrested by the Niger, Kwara, Kogi Command of the NCS, identified as the driver and the owner of the cartridges, were said to be on their []

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13:51

Vietnam voices support for US efforts to denuclearize Korean Peninsula "IndyWatch Feed War"

The denuclearization was among topics discussed during Secretary of State Mike Pompeos visit to Vietnam. Vietnam reaffirmed its support for

13:49

Kachikwu meets Oshiomhole over Buharis re-election "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Kachikwu, yesterday, met with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, over the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. Kachikwu met with Oshiomhole in a closed door at his (Oshiomhole) campaign office in Abuja. Speaking to journalists after the meeting, Kachikwu said his []

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13:46

MAN, DIBAN, others kick against 500% Excise Tariff increase "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Stakeholders in the Manufacturing Industry in Nigeria, yesterday in Abuja, vehemently and unanimously kicked against the proposed 500 per cent increase on excise tariff by the Ministry of Finance. The stakeholders, who included the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Manufacturing Association of Nigeria (MAN), Distillers and Blenders Association of Nigeria (DIBAN), Association of Food Beverage []

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13:41

San Francisco: Where a Six-Figure Salary Is Low Income "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: BBC: A family getting by on $117,400 (87,970) in San Francisco can now be considered low income, according to US government figures. How can that be the case? That workers with six-figure salaries could be considered poor is something that might surprise many people. Yet a recent report from the US Department of Housing []

13:41

More foreign visitors choose Vietnam for repeat visits "IndyWatch Feed War"

More than 40 percent of international tourists in a recent survey were visiting Vietnam for at least the second time.

13:38

The NATO-led balkanization of South America and the role of aligned fifth columns destabilizing the world "IndyWatch Feed World"

During the recent meeting in Caracas of the Venezuelan Presidential Economic Advisory Commission, in mid-June 2018, President Maduro said something extremely interesting, but also extremely disturbing - nonetheless highly important for the region to be aware of. Mr. Maduro mentioned Yugoslavia, the foreign induced local conflicts, the breakup and dismemberment of Yugoslavia, starting with the "Ten Days War" on Slovenia in 1991, the Croatian War (1991-95); the Bosnia War (1992-95); the Kosovo War (1998-99), culminating with the Clinton induced 69-day NATO bombing of Kosovo, under then European NATO leader Wesley Clark (today the Repentant - in retrospect it's easy to be sorry), pretending to save the Kosovo Albanians from Serbian Milosevic's atrocities. How Milosevic served as a patsy for the imperial forces is another story. All of this would not have been possible without a decade long preparation by several Fifth Columns infiltrated and trained in and outside of Yugoslavia, the only country in Europe that in the 1980s and 90s flourished, with general wellbeing above that of the average Europeans, who were suffering recessions and increasing inequality, the beginning of xenophobia in the age of nascent neoliberalism. There was no extreme poverty in Yugoslavia, but prosperity without excesses for everybody. There was economic growth under a loose Mao-model socialism which could, of course, not be allowed persist, lest it might serve the world as an example. Besides - the breakup of Yugoslavia into chaos was needed to create mini-states that are in conflict with each other, some of them still today, and that could be 'accommodated' against a hefty 'fee', of course, to accept the installation of NATO bases - ever an inch closer to Moscow's door step.

13:38

China releases 2020 action plan for air pollution "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

China has implemented drastic and often costly and controversial measures to curb air pollution in recent years, like shutting down coal-fired power stations in Beijing. Can the country's new action plan sustain its initial success?

13:34

Two Children Died in Samoa After Receiving MMR Vaccinations "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Via: New Zealand Herald: Samoan health authorities have stopped all childrens vaccinations in the island nation after the deaths of two toddlers. A full inquiry into the circumstances of the deaths has also been launched at the request of Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi. The situation comes after two children, both aged 1, died []

13:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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13:30

Vietnams natural wonder gets closer with new airport "IndyWatch Feed War"

There is good news for those wanting to visit or revisit one of the top natural wonders of the world

13:30

What Theyre Not Telling You About the Brexit Sellout (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

What Theyre Not Telling You About the Brexit Sellout Video Paul Joseph Watson Brexit has been betrayed, Theresa must go. Video Source

The post What Theyre Not Telling You About the Brexit Sellout (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

13:28

Trump Pick For Supreme Court Doesnt Think A President Should Be Subject To Investigation Or Prosecution While In Office "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Trump pick for the US Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, apparently doesnt think a president should be subject to investigation or prosecution while in office. Even though he laid out broad grounds for impeaching President Bill Clinton, more recently Kavanaugh has said that Bill Clinton shouldnt have been investigated while in office.

US Congressman Adam Schiff @RepAdamSchiff
Ever mindful of his self-interest, Trump has picked Brett Kavanaugh, who once wrote that he didnt believe a sitting President should be subject to criminal investigation or prosecution.

Kavanaugh could be deciding vote on legal challenges to the Mueller investigation. https://twitter.com/RepAdamSchiff/status/1016491715442692097 (Screenshot of page given in tweet is 1462 Minn Law Review 93:1454)

Nearly 20 years ago, working for the independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, he [Kavanaugh] laid out broad grounds to impeach Mr. Clinton words that Democrats can now seize on to apply to Mr. Trump and the Russia investigation. NYTimes: Brett Kavanaugh Is Trumps Pick for Supreme Court https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/us/politics/brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court.html

However, Judge Kavanaugh, who after working for Mr. Starr served as an aide to President George W. Bush, has since expressed misgivings about the toll investigations take on presidents. In 2009, he wrote that Mr. Clinton should have been spared the investigation, at least while he was in office. Indicting a sitting president, he said, would ill serve the public interest, especially in times of financial or national-security crisis. NYTimes: Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court Front Runner, Once Argued Broad Grounds for Impeachment https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/05/us/politics/brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court-impeachment.html

Ive never seen a president of the United States, in effect, make himself a puppet of outside groups and choose from a group of right-wing fringe ideologues that are prepared on this list, Senator Richard Blumenthal, a judiciary committee member, said Sunday on an ABC News program. (Cited in VOA-Steve Herman)

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13:26

Trump chose corporations over the health of your babies and those around the world "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Many countries around the world consider America, a bully. Many Americans find that a display of strength. This behavior is okay in business when taking positions on capital and contracts. When it comes to humanity, said action is immoral and evil. The Trump Administration placed the profits of corporations over the health of all the world's babies.

13:25

Chuck Schumer Warns Senate Democrats: Fight Brett Kavanaugh Or Pay the Price From the Base "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Donald Trump greets Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018.

13:24

Classic Comedy: It Aint Half Hot Mum S02 E08 The Night Of The Thugs "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

It Aint Half Hot Mum was the second of the three sitcom series co-written by David Croft set in the Second World War, the first being Dads Army (19681977) with Jimmy Perry and the third being Allo, Allo! (19821992) with Jeremy Lloyd.

Set during the Second World War (in the period just after the German surrender when the Allies were trying to finish the war by defeating Japan in Asia), the show focuses on a group of British soldiers stationed at the Royal Artillery Depot in Deolali, India, where soldiers were kept before being sent to fight at the front lines. The main characters are performers in the bases Concert Party, which involved putting on comic acts and musical performances (similar to those seen in a music hall) for the other soldiers prior to their departure for the front lines. The soldiers in the Concert Party all love this particular job, as it keeps them out of combat duty, but some do harbour dreams of becoming world-famous actors when they leave the army.

13:23

Opposition alliance: Issues, challenges and prospects "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

FELIX NWANERI writes on the viability of the alliance by the opposition political parties to wrest power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections   Will it take another mega party to unseat a ruling party come 2019 as witnessed in 2015? This is the question on the lips of []

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13:22

Soft Brexits and Hard Realities: The Tory Revolt "IndyWatch Feed War"

It was meant to be an away day at Chequers in total hermetic isolation, an effort on the part of UK Prime Minister Theresa May to sketch some common ground in a cabinet that has struggled to agree on much regarding the imminent departure of Britain from the European Union.  The clock is ticking, for many ominously, with the departure date slated for March 29, 2019.

The initial signs seemed good: a consensus had, initially, been reached by all brands of Brexiter. Chief Brexit minister David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson had, in principle, come on board, though there were mutterings of dissatisfaction at the PMs new plan.  At least for a time, collective cabinet responsibility had been satisfied.

The plan focused on, in the words of the Chequers statement, a proposal establishing a free trade area for goods. This would avoid friction at the border, protect jobs and livelihoods, and ensure both sides meet their commitment to Northern Ireland and Ireland through the overall future relationship.  Such a vision free of friction would entail maintaining a common rulebook for all goods including agri-food with a stress on harmonising UK laws with those of the EU.  Parliament have the ultimate say on their passage. Regulatory flexibility would govern the issue of services; strong reciprocal commitments related to open and free trade would characterise UK-EU relations.

The issue of the role played by EU courts, always trouble for the fanatical leavers, would continue to play a part in so far as UK courts would heed the common rulebook.  A joint institutional framework would ensure consistent interpretation and application of such rules, but the supremacy of UK courts would be assured.

As for the issue most worrying to the market types amongst the Tories, the proposal suggested a new Facilitated Customs Arrangement that would remove the need for customs checks and controls between the UK and the EU as if a combined customs territory.  This would leave Britain to have its own seat at the World Trade Organisation and strike trade deals with other states, another cherry for the harsh Brexiters.

The populist element was also considered: free movement, a central EU principle, would end, but the UK would seek a principle of ensuring that UK and EU citizens would still be permitted to visit, work and live in respective jurisdictions with ease.  Large annual payments to the EU, those so heavily stigmatised during the 2016 referendum campaign, would also end, though this would not terminate specific contributions to areas of joint action.

It did not take long for the ruptures within government ranks to begin.  After the discomforting unity came th...

13:19

Fox Reporter Shannon Bream Forced to Flee Live-Reporting Outside Supreme Court as Leftist Mob Grew Volatile (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A wild, volatile liberal mob gathered at the Supreme Court Monday night to protest President Trumps nomination of a conservative judge, Brett Kavanaugh, to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. The anger of the mob forced Fox News reporter Shannon Bream to flee her live reporting station in front of the court for the safety of the nearby Fox studio.

Bream spoke about the incident on her show.

Bream posted about the situation to Twitter, Very few times Ive felt threatened while out in the field. The mood here tonight is very volatile. Law enforcement appears to be closing down 1st Street in front of SCOTUSLiterally had to bail on our live show from #SCOTUS. Moving the show back to the safety of the studio. See yall at 11p @FoxNews

Breams day at the Court started out peaceful.

13:11

Ex-Master Mason Exposes All Illuminati Secrets "IndyWatch Feed World"

William Schnoebelen, authority on the occult, spent sixteen years as a high level teacher of witchcraft, spiritism and ceremonial magick. He also spent years as an active member of the Freemasons and as a devout elders quorum president of the LDS (Mormon) church. His autobiography, Lucifer Dethroned, is a gripping account of his descent into []

13:11

The Brexiteers flee for the shires "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Anne Applebaum writes at the Washington Post

Ms Applebaum has a useful piece on the quitting Brexiteers

Far more gripping is the fact that at no point not in their resignation letters and statements, and not in the interviews theyve given to date have they or any of their Brexiteer colleagues offered what might be described as a viable alternative plan. That is because there isnt one.

Precisely time and again the Brexiteers have been exposed for their lies and lack of any viable alternatives. In pursuit of a chimera they have offered nothing other than bluster and blather.

The EU has become the issue tearing the UK Tories apart for decades, much like nuclear weapons and Clause 4 in the UK Labour Party.

13:10

3-Year Old Cold Case Of 2 Adolescents Solved After Authorities Find Body Of His Fiance "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: http://static-24.sinclairstoryline.com/

Kevin Sweat probably believed he was never going to get caught for the murder of two young girls whom he shot to death on the side of the road, one day back in June of 2008. The case had gone cold, and no one even got close to figuring out who could have done something so incredibly horrible. But then when he decided to kill his fiance too, his entire life would come crashing down, and rightfully so.

Finally, police wouldnt just find out he killed his fiance, but it would also allow them to finally figure out a 3-year old cold case that they believed would never be solved.

Sleepy Oklahoma

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Nothing usually happens in the sleepy towns of Henryetta and Weleetka in Oklahoma. Both areas are known for their low population rates and the fact that everyone pretty much knows everyone. But one day in June of 2008, something so horrible happened that it put both towns on the map.

13:10

Cat Insists On Sitting At Table For Dinner Every Single Night "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Lilou joined his family when he was only 8 weeks old, and has been an incredibly curious, mischievous cat from the very beginning. His older siblings, Pinot and Minou, are much calmer than he is, so hes known as the wild one, and his parents love him for it. 

Credit: Philipp Kehrein

He loves playing with the other cats, and wants to decide himself when it is time to cuddle, Philipp Kehrein, Lilous dad, told The Dodo. He is very lively and curious. One time I was snoring and he wanted to check where this noise was coming from so I was woken by a cat putting his snout in my mouth very hairy. 

Credit: Philipp Kehrein

Lilou loves being around his family, and when his mom bought him a little cat tree, he started using it to sit at the table with his parents while they ate. He likes always being able to see whats going on and being as close to the food as possible is a huge selling point too, of course. 

Credit: Philipp Kehrein

Lilous parents recently started renovations on their dining room, and as a result, theyve been eating outside on their balcony a lot. Due to his curious nature, Lilou always follows them out onto the balcony.

Since Lilous been joining them at the table inside using his cat tree, he immediately assumed he would be welcome at the outside table as well  

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13:10

A New World Order: Brought to You by the Global-Industrial Deep State "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A New World Order: Brought to You by the Global-Industrial Deep State By John W. Whitehead Rutherford There are no nations. There are no peoples There is only IBM and ITT and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide...

The post A New World Order: Brought to You by the Global-Industrial Deep State appeared first on The Daily Coin.

13:07

NNPC mulls 1,500MW power generation surge "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday commenced the technical framing and subsequent project signing ceremony of the seven Critical Gas Development Projects (7CGDP), which would surge power generation by 1,500MW. Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, who led presentation at the technical framing workshop in Lagos, maintained that the efforts would []

The post NNPC mulls 1,500MW power generation surge appeared first on Newtelegraph.

13:04

Engine Tests Underway for DARPA Phantom Express Spaceplane Program "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: Space News: A space shuttle-era main engine is undergoing a series of daily test firings to demonstrate its suitability for use on a reusable spaceplane under development. The Aerojet Rocketdyne AR-22 engine is in the midst of a series of 10 100-second engine firings over the course of 10 days at NASAs Stennis Space []

13:01

Mail Carrier Notices Something Moving On Sidewalk On Her Route "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A mail carrier was walking through a neighborhood in Texas last week when she spotted a tiny, furry blob on the sidewalk and quickly realized it was a kitten. She stopped to post about the cat in a few different rescue groups on social media, then continued on her route, hoping someone would be able to come out and help

Credit: Coastal Bend Cat Rescuers

But the next day she passed by the same spot and saw that the kitten was still there, and hadnt moved an inch.

Realizing the kitten must be sick and in desperate need of help, the mail carrier contacted Coastal Bend Cat Rescuers, which quickly arranged for someone to go out and collect the poor kitten, who was later named Thor.

Credit: Coastal Bend Cat Rescuers

Thor looked like she had completely given up on life, Lindsay Haglund, foster coordinator with Coastal Bend Cat Rescuers, told The Dodo. She was extremely dehydrated, anemic, flea-infested, weak, tired, covered with mange and appeared to be suffering from heat exhaustion. One of our team members, Nadia, sent her husband Mike to the location and he scooped Thor up off the sidewalk with ease; she did not resist being rescued

Credit: Coastal Bend Cat Rescuers

Mike didnt have a cat carrier with him at the time, so he carried Thor back to his car and placed her in the front seat, and there she stayed for the entire ride home. She was so sick and tired she could barely move, and her rescuers w...

13:00

Warning The Wave Of Inflation Is About To Hit (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Warning The Wave Of Inflation Is About To Hit Video X22 Report Top Brexit official resigned, Boris Johnson resigned right after the top Brexit official. The Brexit is in trouble and it might not happen. China orders its news...

The post Warning The Wave Of Inflation Is About To Hit (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

13:00

[World Cup 2018] d on soi ko kt qu Croatia v Anh 12/7 Predict results of Croatia v England "IndyWatch Feed War"

D on Croatia v Anh, nhn nh kt qu Croatia v Anh. T s trn Croatia v Anh ti vng

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

Vaccine Spectrum Disorder is Sweeping the Nation "IndyWatch Feed World"

Autism is on the rise and the statistics are skyrocketing. Back in 1990, less than 30 years ago, studies reveal there were roughly three autism cases per 10,000 children in the United States. Fast forward to this past Spring, 2018, when the CDC released new data revealing that one in every 59 American kids have some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), with a much higher incident in boys than girls.

by S.D. Wells

What changed so drastically in less than three decades that autism cases went from three per 10,000 to 170 per 10,000? Currently more than 20 million people worldwide are diagnosed with some form of autism.

Lets take a super close look at possible factors and eliminate the smoke and mirrors created to distract us from unmasking the truth about autism spectrum disorder, a conundrum wrapped inside a paradox and lost in a labyrinth that medical doctors arent allowed to question or solve, only medicate with chemicals that add to the issues.


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13:00

S tht v thng tin Ca S Khnh Ly qua i ngy 9 thng 7 nm 2018 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Mng x hi ang dy sng v thng tin danh ca Khnh Ly va qua i hi ngoi. Thng

13:00

The Painful Wait for a Hangover Pill - Facts So Romantic "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


One survey of 2,000 people found that if you have only one hangover a month, it adds up to two years of total sick time over the course of a lifetime.Photograph by ShotPrime Studio / Shutterstock

From freezing showers to ingesting prickly pear to smoking joints, everyone has a home remedy for alcohols notorious afterglow: the hangover. Mongolian men swear by pickled sheep eyes, ancient Egyptians wore necklaces of Alexandrian laurel, and one 17th century English physician even sold a hangover cure made with human skulls and dried vipers. Hangovers are a problem that even predates writing. But today with the aid of modern medicine we can treat diarrhea or headaches with over-the-counter drugsso why not hangovers too? Each year, many people die because they drink too much, Yunfeng Lu, a chemical engineering professor at UCLA, said in a phone call. And currently, we have no antidote.

But that could change. New research from Lu and his colleagues published in the journal Advanced Materials demonstrates a hangover pill that can mitigate some of the damaging effects of alcohol. The antidote mimics the work of hepatocytes, or liver cells, and helps speed up the bodys alcohol metabolism.
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12:58

The Dangers of Buying on Margin "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Dangers of Buying on Margin
By Joshua Kennon

"Like the flashing lights and sounds of clinking coins at a casino, buying stocks on margin is one of those things that might appear on the surface to be a great way to make money. The pitch usually goes something this, "If you have a few thousand dollars in your brokerage account, you might qualify to borrow money against your existing stocks at a low interest rate to buy even more stock, leveraging your returns!" The reality is that trading on margin is an inherently speculative strategy that can transform even the safest blue chip into a risky gamble.
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12:57

"Heres Where the Next Crisis Starts" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Heres Where the Next Crisis Starts"
by Jim Rickards

"So many credit crises are brewing, its hard to keep track without a scorecard. The mother of all credit crises is coming to China with over a quarter-trillion dollars owed by insolvent banks and state-owned enterprises, not to mention off-the-books liabilities of provincial governments, wealth management products and developers of white elephant infrastructure projects.

Then theres the emerging-markets credit crisis, with Turkey and Argentina leading a parade of potentially bankrupt borrowers vulnerable to hot money capital outflows and a slowdown of growth in developing economies/ Close on their heels is the U.S. student loan debacle, with over $1.5 trillion in outstanding debts and default rates approaching 20%.

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12:56

Daily Inspiration --- Why do I feel like I don---t belong on this planet? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The idea that, before we were born, we each chose our bodies, our DNA, and our individual situation from a perspective of foreknowledge -- this is an empowering paradigm and leads to good principles for living, whether or not it is literally true. Ray Maor was a computer programmer before he stopped eating for a year and found his calling as a charismatic teacher for self-realization.

12:52

YABATECH: Controversies over Bursars reinstatement "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Council: Were still open to settlement More than one month after the judgement of the National Industrial Court (NIC), declaring his sack as illegal, it is not yet Uhuru for the embattled Bursar of the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Lagos, Mr. Olu Ibirogba,   The court had in the judgement ordered his immediate reinstatement []

The post YABATECH: Controversies over Bursars reinstatement appeared first on Newtelegraph.

12:50

Cat Decides To Crash His Owner's Live TV Interview "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Dr. Jerzy Targalski is a renowned Polish historian, political scientist, writer and academic but during a recent interview on live TV, it was revealed that those arent the only hats he wears.

Credit: Wikimedia

Turns out, Targalski is also an adoring (and unflappable) dad to kitties

And sometimes the hat hes wearing is literally a cat.

Credit: Twitter/rudybouma

While participating in an on-camera interview with Dutch news program Nieuwsuur, Targalski's darling orange cat, named Lisio, evidently decided that his human's attention should be directed elsewhere. Specifically, back to him.

Smack dab in the middle of the segment, Lisio begins climbing up Targalski's arm before settling in atop his shoulders. Then the ear licking begins.

One might imagine that this would all be very distracting, but as footage from the interview shows, Targalski doesn't miss a beat. This clearly isn't the first time he's been made into a cat perch.

Lisio wanted attention and boy, did he get it.

This otherwise simple interview has since gone viral,...

12:50

Utah, Texas, and Wyoming Top 2018s Sound Money Index, Which Was Just Released by the Sound Money Defense League "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Utah, Texas, and Wyoming Top 2018s Sound Money Index, Which Was Just Released by the Sound Money Defense League by JP Cortez GoldSeek The 2018 Sound Money Index is the first index of its kind, ranking all 50 states...

The post Utah, Texas, and Wyoming Top 2018s Sound Money Index, Which Was Just Released by the Sound Money Defense League appeared first on The Daily Coin.

12:45

Aussie Pollies to Create Australia Card as myGovID for Online Services "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Jealous of America's ability to assign a single unique identifier to every single person, Australia is planning on creating single identity named myGovID to be used when interacting with government agencies. The first agency to use this new one ID for everything will be the Australian Tax Office which is currently in the throes of converting to Agile and escaping the clutches of Accenture.

The plan is to create a Trusted Digital Identity Framework which will keep individuals' data secure. No, really. For a start, the form used to register with the system will need to be taken to an Australia Post office so physical identity documents can be identified. There is no word on whether or not Australia Post will take the information for its own MyPost system for which the government has thrown millions at with no benefit seen to date other than to create yet another online store of data to be cracked by thieves. This is yet another uncosted project being delivered by the same government who brought their country a fibre network build with copper.

Fortunately for Australians this project is in the hands on the inept Digital Transformation Agency which has a reputation for non-delivery and had a recent name change to remove itself from projects undertaken in the name of the DTO which suffered from a lack of focus and neglect. Pundits are claiming that this will be the next iteration of the loudly lambasted Australia Card. The DTA expect that the government will move almost all services online in the next seven years, which should say everything that needs to be said about the DTO, err DTA or whatever they name it to next time.


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12:44

'Miracle' baby found safe in Montana forest after being buried alive "IndyWatch Feed World"

"This is what we call a miracle," the Missoula County Sheriff's Office said. A 5-month-old baby who was buried in a Montana forest for at least seven hours was found in the middle of the night Sunday, officials in Missoula said Monday. The infant was in good condition at a hospital after being left alone for "several hours," the Missoula County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. A man who was supposed to be taking care of the infant, Francis Carlton Crowley, 32, was arrested for criminal endangerment, authorities said. Additional charges were expected. It wasn't clear what Crowley's relationship is to the child or who the boy's mother is. "For all of us at the sheriff's office, this is what we call a miracle," the sheriff's office said. "For the officers who were present for this event, it's especially hard knowing what this small baby endured in the last 24 hours."

12:43

667,064 to vote in Ekiti gov poll INEC "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

      party members disrupt stakeholders meeting   The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, yesterday disclosed that a total of 667,064 voters are expected to vote in Saturdays Ekiti State governorship poll. Speaking yesterday during a stakeholders meeting in Ado-Ekiti, the capital of the state, Prof. Yakubu said the commission []

The post 667,064 to vote in Ekiti gov poll INEC appeared first on Newtelegraph.

12:42

Venezuelas Democratic Action Party Breaks from MUD as Opposition Fractures Deepen "IndyWatch Feed World"

A lack of presidential primaries and internal tensions are believed to have brought about the schism.

12:37

Missing In the Morning (Admin Stuff). "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

 C. Ford, all rights reserved.

C. Ford, all rights reserved.

I wont be around in the early morning at all (Tuesday / 10th), but I will get stuff posted somewhere in the neighbourhood of 10 or 11 am. Oncology had a difficult time squishing me in, so have to be at the hospital by 8am. Blah. Grimhild is giving me serious grief today too, so Im taking meds and Im going to sleep to very last moment I can come morning. Sorry for the bump, things should get back to normal after tomorrow. I hope.

FBI Goes Trumpian: Hypes Imaginary Terrorism Threat as Fake News "IndyWatch Feed War"

Protecting our citizens and our nation remains the Justice Departments top priority, U.S. Attorney [Justin] Herdman said. This defendant plotted and scouted locations in downtown Cleveland for an attack on July 4th, when he knew it would be packed with people celebrating our nations birthday. We will continue to do all we can to identify, arrest and prosecute those threats while working to keep our communities safe and secure.

FBI press release, July 2, 2018

Well, that sounds like pretty good news, doesnt it? The supposed July 4th attack sounds like it could have been horrendous, right? And your Justice Department saved us all yet again, right? That must be why the Justice Department headlined its press release:

Ohio Man Arrested for Attempting to Assist a Foreign Terrorist Organization With Homeland Attack Plot

Actually, no, thats not quite what happened. This is fundamentally a big government lie. Actually, its a tissue of lies.

Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts

The government press release begins with some facts:

Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts, aka Abdur Raheem Rafeeq, aka Salah ad-Deen Osama Waleed, 48, of Maple Heights, Ohio, was charged with one count of attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda, a designated foreign terrorist organization. Pitts was arrested Sunday [July 1] by members of the FBIs Joint Terrorism Task Force.

This press feed is well-framed to make readers think the worst al Qaeda and terrorist and Terrorism Task Force. And all those aliases thats scary stuff. But what did Pitts actually do? And why only one count? And who else was involved? The details fail to live up to the hype.

Instead of clarifying the arrest, the press release then continues for its next four fat paragraphs with chest-thumping government officials offering bloated, irrelevant, and largely false rhetoric the dangerous threat posed by radical Islamic terrorism and plans to attack innocent civilians and working to keep our communities safe and secure. This is all good, solid Orwellian language as it avoids lyin...

12:37

Diabetics Win: CMS Rethinks Status of CGMs "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Health Editors Note:  Some background for those who do not have diabetes and do need not monitor their blood glucose, which is the daily (often more than once per day) checking to see if your diet, insulin, oral insulin, exercise, weight loss routine, etc. is keeping your blood glucose levels within the healthy for your []

12:36

Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Kavanaugh: The Forrest Gump Of Republican Politics. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Kavanaugh's resum is the one every ambitious college Republican hoping to be on the Supreme Court one day dreams of building. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) once called him the Forrest Gump of Republican politics. But his likely nomination is sparking substantial debate among movement conservatives. He has his defenders, but concern has been growing in right-wing legal circles about his decisions in religious liberty cases and on Obamacare. Even cautiously pro-Kavanaugh writers are skeptical hes the best possible pick.

12:35

Of Indiscriminate Attacks and Wild Reactions: An Anti-Civ Anarchist Engages with ITS and Atassa, their Defenders and Their false Critics "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Of Indiscriminate Attacks and Wild Reactions: An Anti-Civ Anarchist Engages with ITS and Atassa, their Defenders and Their false Critics appeared first on It's Going Down.

The following is the introduction to a short book critiquing so-called eco-extremism in Mexico, and those in support of it in the United States. To read two essays on the subject already published on IGD, go here.

Read and Download HERE

Authors Note to IGD readers: This essay was written a year ago, in haste. It was prompted by the escalation in 2017 of conflict between insurrectionary anarchists and proponents of a new school of purportedly anti-civilization ideology known as Eco-Extremism, both in Mexico and the US. This conflict was signaled in part by the appearance of a US journal called Atassa: readings in Eco-Extremism, which presented ideas and writings associated with the armed struggle group known as Individualidades tendiendo a lo Salvaje, abbreviated ITS but most often translated from the Spanish as Individualists Tending toward the Wild (a group with a history stretching back to around 2011).

Some of you will remember the publication around the same time of two brief pieces of news/criticism on Its Going Down by Scott Campbell (Theres Nothing Anarchist About Eco-Fascism, and Not Our Comrades: ITS Attacks on Anarchists) which also dealt with this conflict. These pieces appeared in the wake of ITS claims of responsibility for various apparently misogynistic or random murders, physical attacks on anarchists, and a ramping up of reactionary rhetoric on the part of the mysterious and media-savvy group. Fast forward to recent weeks, and a slew of the online Egoist milieu has issued its own analyses and condemnations of ITS, Atassa, and Eco-Extremist ideas in what appears to be an ongoing fallout.

Of Indiscriminate Attacks and Wild Reactions has been submitted to IGD primarily for the insights it contains which are lacking in the aforementioned critiques. Staunchly anarcho-leftist or egoist critiques may include some worthwhile elements in and of themselves, but have largely failed to comment on many of the most vital issues involved for this author.

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12:35

120 suspected cultists arrested during 7/7 celebration "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Policemen attached to the Anti-Cultism Unit have arrested about 120 suspected cult members in Lagos State. The suspects were allegedly arrested during cult members July 7 celebrations. The date, usually tagged as7/7, is meant for different cult groups to carry out reprisal against rival groups. The day is usually characterised by bloodletting, murders, attacks and []

The post 120 suspected cultists arrested during 7/7 celebration appeared first on Newtelegraph.

12:35

Wind blowing in the direction of peace in Africa, says Guterres "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Africa is increasingly moving in the direction of peace and enhanced security, the UN Secretary-General said yesterday, the day Ethiopia and Eritrea said their war was over.

12:34

I sleep with seven men daily Teenage girl "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

            given N30,000 daily target   An 18-year-old human trafficking victim, Deborah, allegedly lured into prostitution, has revealed that she used to sleep with more than seven men every day at Wagbas Hotel, located in the Ajah area of the metropolis. Two people, Mr. Ikechukwu Egbulefu (27) and Vera John (26), who operate the Wagbas []

The post I sleep with seven men daily Teenage girl appeared first on Newtelegraph.

12:33

2019: Run for Presidency, Okupe tells Saraki "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Former Presidential spokesperson, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has advised the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki to leverage on his increasing popularity and contest the 2019 presidential election. Okupe, who is a chieftain of the Accord Party (AP), stated this while speaking yesterday on the crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the recent break []

The post 2019: Run for Presidency, Okupe tells Saraki appeared first on Newtelegraph.

12:33

Large night time dust storm sweeps through Arizona "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A large monsoon storm north of Tucson, Arizona created a massive dust storm during the evening of July 8, 2018, leaving more than 21 000 homes and businesses without power. The storm was so strong that it temporarily created near zero visibility in parts of the...... Read more

Potential meteorite-producing event over the Mediterranean Sea "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A bright fireball flew above the coast of Almeria, Span and the Mediterranean Sea at 03:13 UTC on July 9, 2018. The object was recorded by several SMART Project detectors. It is possible that this was a meteorite-producing event. According to the preliminary...... Read more

Investigation reveals illegal trade cartels decimating vaquita porpoises "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A new investigation sheds light on an illegal trade that endangers the worlds smallest and most endangered cetacean species, the vaquita porpoise (Phocoena sinus). The report released July 7 by the wildlife crime investigation organization Elephant Action League (EAL) details what its investigators unearthed about cartels trading illegally in the totoaba fishs swim bladders. Vaquitas are a small porpoise found only in Mexicos Gulf of California. Official estimates recently placed the population at 30 or less individuals, but advocacy groups maintained in early March of this year that there may be 12 or fewer left. Fishermen with an illegal haul of totoaba. Image courtesy of Elephant Action League. The animals are in great danger because theyre often caught in nets meant for totoaba (Totoaba macdonaldi), a large fish that is also endemic to this body of water. The swim bladders, called maws, are are used in traditional medicine and can fetch thousands of dollars per kilogram in Chinese markets: Maws are now more valuable than gold, and their trade is illegal, and shutting this trade down is seen as the only way to save the worlds remaining vaquitas. Through its Operation Fake Gold, EAL says it has identified  totoaba cartels that specialize in the poaching and trafficking of totoaba swim bladders out of Mexico. The supply chain starts in the fishing villages of San Felipe and Santa Clara where the totoaba are caught and the maws extracted. Maws are then smuggled out of the country by operations in cities like Tijuana and Mexicali. This is

Brazils political storm driving Amazon deforestation higher "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A giant kapok tree. While deforestation was down significantly in recent years in the Brazilian Amazon, recent trends indicate a new upswing, likely due to a political climate favoring Brazilian large-scale landowners who wish to convert large portions of the Amazon rainforest to pasture and cropland. Image by Rhett A. Butler / Mongabay. We feel as if were combatting an organized criminal gang, said Everton Barros Dias, head of forest monitoring for the Environment and Sustainability Secretariat (SEMAS) in the Amazonian state of Par. He explained how impotent he feels, as his agency engages in an unequal fight to combat a rising wave of illegal deforestation in this key Amazonian state. From 2005 to 2015, the Brazilian government made major headway in reducing, and holding the line against Amazon deforestation reductions recognized by the environmental movement. But deforestation gained alarming new momentum in 2016, with the trend then apparently reversed in 2107, though some controversy exists over the reliability of the figures. Of concern was a surge in carbon emissions, due to vast Amazon wildfires (most of which were set by people using fire as a land clearing tool). Partial forest loss due to fire is not included in official government statistics from INPE (the National Institute of Space Research) which only records clear cutting. However, the news regarding Amazon deforestation could be bad for 2017-18. Though official INPE statistics havent been released yet, and in fact are overdue, preliminary figures provided by IMAZON, a non-profit research institute, show

Der Iran macht einen Bank Run auf Deutschland :-)Der ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Der Iran macht einen Bank Run auf Deutschland :-)

Der Iran frchtet, wegen der US-Sanktionen bald kaum noch an Bargeld aus dem Ausland zu kommen. Deswegen will die Regierung 300 Millionen Euro Bares aus Deutschland ausfliegen.
Ob jetzt die 500er-Scheine noch knapper werden?

Razan: a superhero story from Gaza (Dalia Al-Najjar ) "IndyWatch Feed World"

09/07/2018 - Is she your cousin, you look the same Razan Alnajjar, your cousin right? Your cousin is a hero, you must be proud Some of the captions people sent me last ...

12:32

Far-left protesters threaten Sen Mitch McConnell outside DC restaurant "IndyWatch Feed World"

Protesters heckled Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as he left a Kentucky restaurant on Saturday. Incensed at the Trump administration's immigration policy, they chanted "abolish ICE" and shouted "we know where you live." McConnell was accosted as he left Louisville's Bristol Bar & Grille, with protesters chanting "where are the babies, Mitch?" a reference to the 2,400 children of illegal immigrants separated from their families at the US border. The separation of families drew intense criticism until President Donald Trump ended the policy by executive order last month. The protesters also chanted "abolish ICE," a slogan that has become a rallying cry for the far left. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been lambasted by leftist politicians and had its staff and their families threatened by 'Antifa' activists for their role in enforcing the administration's 'zero tolerance' immigration policies.

12:30

You are being watched! "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Who says Im paranoid, and why do they want to know? Ironically, this article was published on Independence Day.  Quote. Its the smartphone conspiracy theory that just wont go away: Many, many people are convinced that their phones are listening to their conversations to target them with ads. [] Some computer science academics at Northeastern [] The post You are being watched! appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:30

COLLUSION: JW Sues for Docs on Obama/Brennan Clinton-DNC Dossier Leak to Senate Dem Targeting Trump (Videos) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

COLLUSION: JW Sues for Docs on Obama/Brennan Clinton-DNC Dossier Leak to Senate Dem Targeting Trump Videos Judicial Watch announced it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for records of communications with former...

The post COLLUSION: JW Sues for Docs on Obama/Brennan Clinton-DNC Dossier Leak to Senate Dem Targeting Trump (Videos) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

12:27

Vigils held worldwide protesting the murder of Colombian social leaders "IndyWatch Feed World"

Thousands in Colombian cities gathered in vigils to call for an end to political violence against human rights defenders. Several cities around the world joined Colombia's vigil Friday to protest the systematic murder of social and community leaders. In Colombia's capital city of Bogota, and in Medellin thousands gathered with lit candles to reject incidents of violence, which seems to have become the norm. "We scream in silence that we don't tolerate one more murder, no more violence, no more aggression against our human rights defenders, no more paramilitary structures trying to silence us. #TheyWon'tSilenceUs #TheCpuntryFirst @CountryFirst," activist Mafe Carrascal tweeted.

12:25

Palm oil firms 'using shadow companies to hide links to deforestation "IndyWatch Feed World"

Major agribusiness firms are using opaque corporate structures to access palm oil sourced from plantations operating in violation of sustainability commitments, say researchers.

12:23

Portland, OR: DHS Agents Agents Attempt Violent Raid of #OccupyICE "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Portland, OR: DHS Agents Agents Attempt Violent Raid of #OccupyICE appeared first on It's Going Down.

Report from #OccupyICEPDX about raid by DHS agents that took place today.

Today, 7/9/18, Federal agents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) attempted to raid the Occupy ICE PDX camp while armed. Again, we specify that ICE Breakers at the camp are unarmed, and that camp itself is not on federal properties and comply with federal restrictions of not obstructing walkways, driveways, or entrances to the building. ICE, in fact, received a citation this morning from the Bureau of Development Services in violation of ADA for obstructing walkways with their fencing.

TAt approximately 1:05pm, 4 to 5 DHS officers (including at least one plainclothes officer) approached the camp from the backlot at the bottom of the driveway near the Tesla building, and proceeded to attempt advancing through the gates. ICE Breakers closed the gate to prevent them from entering. They proceeded to attempt breaking down the gate and force their way in, but could not. A DHS vehicle had driven in by the time they started to fall back to conduct a series of violent arrests. One person was thrown on the ground, and was seen bleeding visibly. Another person was witnessed by multiple people getting tackled to the ground, hitting their head on the ground hard, and was then stuffed into the squad vehicle. Another person was pepper-sprayed for holding a toy (a ball on a rope) that officers identified as a weapon. Officers in the vehicle shot pepperballs at the ground, hitting a reporter in the foot and affecting multiple others in the immediate area. Protestors gathered to document their movements and officers started retreating back up the driveway, onto the sidewalk towards the building. At least 3 people have been arrested at this point with at least 4 to 5 people pepper-sprayed. DHS officers have blocked off the NW corner of the sidewalk after retreating inside the building through the side door. A Portland Police Bureau supervisor showed up at around 1:37pm, and although they did not engage, their mere presence contributed to the tension of the situation.

The Federal forces are h...

12:22

The humble worm may hold the secret to longer life "IndyWatch Feed World"

Research into the remarkable regenerative powers of worms and the insights they can give into battling diseases could help humans live longer and healthier lives. Humans have long dreamed of finding the secret to eternal youth, but despite the benefits of better living conditions and modern medicine, time still takes its unrelenting toll on our bodies. While people today live longer than ever before, age-related diseases such as dementia and other neurodegenerative conditions rob people of the chance of living healthy lives into old age. But researchers have a secret weapon in the battle with the ageing process - the humble worm. Flatworms have the ability to regrow large parts of their bodies after losing them. Roundworms, meanwhile, may hold the secret to counteracting neurodegenerative scourges like Alzheimer's disease and conditions such as muscular dystrophy. Scientists see these creatures as a rich source of potential clues about the ageing process and how we too might regenerate tissues. In a project called MacModel, researchers are using the flatworm Macrostomum lignano, which is normally found living in the tidal sands of the Adriatic Sea, to investigate ageing mechanisms. Previous research observed that the animals had a remarkable ability to regenerate, and that the worms tended to live for longer after repeated amputation, suggesting that something about the regeneration process also rejuvenated them. Professor Eugene Berezikov, principal investigator for MacModel and a stem cell researcher at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, and his team, tried to investigate further by severing the worms' heads to induce regeneration. Their findings, however, appeared to contradict the earlier research - after multiple amputations, flatworms had decreased survival compared to intact worms. But there was another major difference with the earlier findings - both worms that underwent amputations and those that did not tended to live longer than the median 200-day lifespan seen in the previous research. Many of Prof. Berezikov's worms were still alive after a whopping 740 days, including about 70% of the intact worms. This defies the tendency for small organisms to be shorter-lived, explains Prof. Berezikov. 'Macrostomum is very small, about 1 millimetre, so for it to live for more than two years makes it a huge outlier,' he said. Often, a creature of this size would be expected to live just a few weeks.

12:22

Oops! Womens March Send Out Press Release Before SCOTUS Announcement with Embarrassing Omission "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump announced his Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his second pick for the Supreme Court of the United States.

Judge Cavanaugh will replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

ABCs Nightline announced at 6:23 PM that they will report on President Trumps controversial Supreme Court Justice pick on their show tonight a couple hours before the announcement was made.

And the Womens March made an even more egregious mistake.
They sent out this press release before the presidents announcement tonight.
Via Alex Pappas:

They forgot to fill in the box!
Hah!

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12:21

Former US ambassador to Soviet Union destroys 'credibility' of US intelligence report on Russian interference "IndyWatch Feed World"

A former US ambassador to the Soviet Union has slammed the intelligence report on alleged Russian election meddling, saying it lacks hard facts and omits relevant agencies, while media and politicians have failed to ask questions. Jack Matlock served as US ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991, and was also the president's special assistant for national security in the 1980s. Drawing on his vast governmental and diplomatic experience, Matlock doubts that the report - published by the CIA, the FBI, and the NSA last January - gave a real assessment of any Russian role in the electoral process. He says that, even though most commentators think otherwise, the intelligence community didn't prove Russian interference. He says those who used the report "without even the pretense of due diligence" to make a flamboyant statement or a headline "objectively acted as co-conspirators in an effort to block any improvement in relations with Russia."

12:20

Peace sacrosanct in nation building, says Ugwuanyi "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has emphasized importance of peace in the progress of the state, describing it as a stepping stone to rapid development. Besides, Ugwuanyi disclosed that he was everyones governor irrespective of class, religion or political leanings. The governor, who spoke at a reception and endorsement rally for his re-election in []

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12:20

TOP and the politics of impatience "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Gareth Morgan has a post-TOP interview at The Spinoff, in which he makes explicit everything wrong with TOP and exactly why he is fundamentally unsuited for politics. There's the obvious constant slagging off of voters for valuing things different from himself, of course. But there's a top-down model of politics in which policies are offered "on a take-it or leave-it basis" and elections are bought so that they may be implemented. The problem of course is that people (and potential coalition partners) can just leave it, and (as we've seen in the case of Colin Craig and Kim Dotcom's respective vanity vehicles) elections in New Zealand are not just about money. But Morgan's biggest problem is that he is impatient:

That implies that to change the voting publics political priorities requires a massive investment of time time that individuals who have other options might more productively apply on other projects. While of course there is a body of politically active enthusiasts for TOPs approach who would like to keep plugging away, the project needs money if its to realistically ever be more than a bit player like the Greens or NZ First and actually challenge the status quo of the two Establishment parties.

Morgan calls the Greens a "bit player", but if you look at the way policy flows in New Zealand - who introduces it, who advocates it, who adopts it, and who has to pretend to to avoid being offside with the public - they're a major influence. And they do it not by Morgan's (or rather, his hero Roger Douglas's) preferred methods of "crash through or crash", but by slow and patient advocacy. Why are we going to get a capital gains tax? Because the Greens advocated it, convinced the public (with the help of a housing crisis), and Labour and National had to follow (to the extent that National was forced to introduce the first steps). Why do we have a home-insulation scheme and a renewable energy target? Its the same story. Why are we going to clean up our waterways? Because the Greens have convinced the public, and the major parties are following their steer. As a small party, you can have an outsized effect.

(NZ First are a different story, because as a reactionary party they're about keeping things the same, or returning to some idealised past, rather than advocating for new policy. So their story is one of veto, not advocacy).

But its not just about introducing policy, but ensuring its survival. If TOP had won power and implemented its policies, it would still have had to do the hard work of building consensus behind them, or see their repeal at the next election. We want change. We want change now. But if we want it to stick, we need to convince people, either before or after the fact....

12:15

Save the Children UK expects income to fall by 67m "IndyWatch Feed World"

Save the Children UK expects its income to fall by 67m this year after it withdrew from government funding amid claims of sexual misconduct by senior staff.

12:14

GOP Campaign Arm Scrambles To Pull Support From Yet Another Nazi Addicting Info | The Knowledge You Crave

The Republican Party is racist. They all like to say, oh, but we arent ALL like that! but they continue to support racist candidates, racist policies, and racist rhetoric. Oh, and lets not forget that they continue to support the racist squatting in the White House. To that end, it should come as no surprise that the National Republican Congressional Committee the campaign arm responsible for electing Republican candidates has been forced to pull support for yet another candidate, this time in New Jersey.

Meet Seth Grossman. He is a man who once held public office in Atlantic County. He also has some rather asinine racist views. This is a man who once said that the whole idea of diversity is a bunch of crap, and un-American, and used his Facebook feed to link to a white nationalist article that says that are a threat to all who cross their paths, black and non-black alike. Media Matters has Grossman quoted as saying the following:

My experience has taught me that we live in a nation in which a jury is more likely to convict a black defendant who has committed a crime against a white. Even the dullest of blacks know this. There would be a lot more black-on-white crime if this were not the case.

However, my experience has also taught me that blacks are different by almost any measure to all other people. They cannot reason as well. They cannot communicate as well. They cannot control their impulses as well. They are a threat to all who cross their paths, black and non-black alike.

To that end, once Grossmans attitudes were exposed, the NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers was forced to say the following:

Bigotry has no place in society let alone the U.S....

12:14

Uri Avnery Ehud Barak: A very intelligent person "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jim W. Dean - Uri does today what we like to see him do, to give us a tour of the political wasteland that is Israel.

12:11

Air Niugini releases Destination Mobile Application "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


As part of Air Niuginis continuous drive to create efficiencies for their clients, the company has released a Destination Loyalty Mobile Application.

The application now makes it easier for Destinations Loyalty members to check their points and find which partners they can earn points from. The application also features promotions that members can take advantage without having to check their emails at regular intervals.

This enhancement is the first release, as the company intends to add more features in the future.

Free points will be awarded automatically on the first download for each member! Download the mobile application today for free on google store....read more on PNG Technology Website : PNG eHow

12:11

House Judiciary Committee subpoenas anti-Trump FBI lawyer Lisa Page "IndyWatch Feed World"

House Judiciary Committee subpoenas anti-Trump FBI lawyer Lisa Page | 09 July 2018 | The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former FBI lawyer Lisa Page to appear for a private interview on Wednesday, according to two people familiar with the subpoena. Page exchanged text messages critical of Donald Trump with FBI agent Peter Strzok, who will testify publicly before the panel on Thursday. Page and Strzok both worked on the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails and later special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. It is unclear if Page will appear.

12:10

Report: Witness Prepared to Identify Two Killers of Seth Rich "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Report: Witness Prepared to Identify Two Killers of Seth Rich by Alicia Powe The Gateway Pundit Disclaimer: This shocking information was given to The Gateway Pundit this weekend. We decided to report this news and will post an update...

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12:10

SteveJ with some advice from the work-bench for Sarah Hanson-Defamation-Litigant "IndyWatch Feed National"

Steve J said: If this gets to Court the cross examination of Hanson Young will be a Hoot! The truth of the statement will be an issue. So does she shag men (plural). How many and when? This would also be relevant to any assessment of damages if she won....

12:10

Congratulations to Ben & Abi! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

One of the major reasons Im out here on the West coast is for the wedding of my nephew, Ben, to Abi (here with her mother).

Wedding accomplished!

Now I get to tell a story. Many years ago, when I would walk home from school back in junior high and high school, I would sometimes walk with a girl who lived a few blocks from me. My little sister Lisa (Bens mother), who was then around 5 to 7 years old, would sit on the front step of our house, and when she would see us, she would sing out, Paa-auls got a girrrl frieeend! and then run inside giggling. Her magic chant apparently was effective since I later married that girl and am still happily married these many years later.

So Ill return the enchantment, since Lisa is no longer around to do it for him. Be-eens got a girrrl frieeend!

Now hell have many decades of happiness. Guaranteed.

12:10

Herdsmen attacks displace 38,051 in Plateau "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

At least, 38,051 people have been displaced following attacks by herdsmen in Plateau State. The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were taking refuge in 31 camps in the state. The SEMA Director of Search and Rescue, Mrs. Julie Bala, said yesterday that the IDPs were victims of the June []

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12:09

Nkire: Threat to sue R-APC members laughable "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Deputy National Chairman (South) of the Reformed- All Progressives Congress R-APC, says talk about taking court action against officials of the RAPC by some functionaries of the All Progressives Congress, APC ,was both laughable and idiotic. Reacting to threats of using the police and the courts to arrest and jail members of the R-APC by []

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12:09

Brett Kavanaugh, Trumps Supreme Court Pick, Will Drive U.S. Law Hard to the Right "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Trump announced the nomination of ultraconservative District of Columbia Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday night. Short of selecting 7th Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a religious zealot who belongs to the fringe Catholic cult People for Praise and was reportedly among the finalists for the nod, Trump could not have chosen a candidate who poses a greater threat to progressive values and causes.

Since President George W. Bush appointed Kavanaugh to the appellate bench in 2006, he has amassed a record that shows extreme hostility to the rights of consumers, voters, women, gays and lesbians, workers and immigrants. If confirmed, Kavanaugh will take the seat vacated by Anthony Kennedy, the panels most frequent swing voter, who announced his retirement late last month. The nominee would give the court a solid five-member right-wing majority.

There is little that Senate Democrats, who hold only 49 seats, can do to prevent Kavanaugh from being confirmed, unless the party holds together to block the nomination (not likely) and one or more Republicans defect (even less likely).

Elections have consequences. One of the most disastrous results of Trumps 2016 election is that the former-reality-TV-show-host-turned-most-powerful-man-in-the-world has gotten the chance to remake the Supreme Court. And he has made the most of the opportunity, stacking the nations highest judicial body with two young, hard-right conservatives, both recommended by the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation.

Last year, Trump replaced the deceased firebrand Antonin Scalia with Neil Gorsuch, dubbed by many legal commentators as Scalia 2.0 for his doctrinaire adherence to Scalias originalist theory of jurisprudence, which holds that the Constitution should be interpreted according to the meaning it had for the Founding Fathers. A young whippersnapper by judicial standards, Gorsuch wont turn 51 until August. Barring an untimely demise, hell be on the bench for two or three decades, reshaping our legal landscape.

So would Kavanaugh, who is 53, and who, like Gorsuch, is a committed originalist.

More than likely, Kavanaughs obeisance to conservative legal doctrine is not all that drew him to Trump. The president probably also had the Mueller investigation in mind wh...

12:05

Outraged Far Left Activists BLOCK STREET-ARRESTED Outside Trump Tower in NYC Protesting Trumps SCOTUS Pick (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his second pick for the Supreme Court of the United States.

Judge Cavanaugh will replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

Within minutes of the Presidents announcement, leftists melted down.

Protests erupted in front of the Supreme Court and Trump Tower New York Monday evening.

The rent-a-mobs are out in full force with their signs chanting Hey hey! Hey ho ho! Trumps nominee has got to go!

VIDEO:

Protesters sat down in the middle of the street in front of Trump Tower outraged over his SCOTUS nominee.

More video of protesters blocking the street and chanting in front of Trump Tower New York:

12:04

Russia Fires A Shot in Expanding Trade War "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Russia Fires A Shot in Expanding Trade War by Rory The Daily Coin Once agains corporate media has done a masterful job of distraction by placing most, if not all, the emphasis of the trade war on China. Not...

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12:03

PDP: New book on kleptocracy vindicates us "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it has again been vindicated by the book authored by former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell and former US Intelligence Community Expert on Nigeria, Matthew Page, that corruption has taken a dangerous direction in Nigeria under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The party noted that the []

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12:01

Updated (11 pm EDT): Tropical Storm Chris Stationary Expected To Become A Hurricane On Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

000 WTNT33 KNHC 100258
TCPAT3 BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Chris Advisory Number 14
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032018
1100 PM EDT Mon Jul 09 2018
CHRIS REMAINS STATIONARY WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH
EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE ON TUESDAY

Tropical Storm Chris Advisory Number 13
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032018
500 PM EDT Mon Jul 09 2018
CHRIS STRENGTHENS WHILE REMAINING STATIONARY WELL OFFSHORE OF THE COAST OF THE CAROLINAS
EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE TONIGHT OR TUESDAY MORNING

See entire 11 pm and 5 pm advisories after the images.
The next update is 5 am EDT.
Updates and more info here: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov
Tropical Storm Chris Monday night EDT.

Tropical Storm Chr...

12:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Click on map to zoom in Estimated Electricity Cost Of Mining One Bitcoin By Country The map above shows a very rough estimate of the current electricity costs of mining one Bitcoin by country around the world. Based on our research, Kuwait is the cheapest country in the world to mine Bitcoins while the Solomon Islands would be the [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:00

The Magic that Goes into Magnets "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Every person who reads these pages is likely to have encountered a neodymium magnet. Most of us interact with them on a daily basis, so it is easy to assume that the process for their manufacture must be simple since they are everywhere. That is not the case, and there is value in knowing how the magnets are manufactured so that the next time you pick one up or put a reminder on the fridge you can appreciate the labor that goes into one.

[Michael Brand] writes the Super Magnet Man blog and he walks us through the high-level steps of neodymium magnet production. It would be a flat-out lie to say it was easy, but youll learn what goes into them and why you dont want to lick a broken hard-drive magnet and why it will turn to powder in your mouth. Neodymium magnets are probably unlikely to be produced at this level in a garage lab, but we would love to be proved wrong.

We see these magnets everywhere, from homemade encoder disks, cartesian coordinate tables, to a super low-power motor.

11:59

How Dalung used corruption, party affinity to nail Pinnick before Buhari "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

FIFA set to wield the axe rules on suit today   It will be easier for the proverbial camel to pass through the needles eye than for the embattled President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick to retain his job as the Minister of Sports Solomon Dalung has convinced President Muhamadu Buhari that the []

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11:59

Indian Supreme Court upholds sentencing in horrific 2012 gang rape: 4 convicted men will hang "IndyWatch Feed World"

India's Supreme Court confirmed that the men who gang-raped a 23-year-old paramedic in 2012 will be hanged. The brutal incident shocked the nation, sparking protests and changes in laws regarding sex crimes. "There is no material to review our order," the judges said on Monday as they upheld the death penalty verdict for the three men involved in the shocking rape case, local media reports. All three men were earlier sentenced to death by hanging but launched a lengthy process to review the verdict, claiming that is was "cold-blooded killing in the name of justice." The fourth man who is also sentenced to hanging chose not to appeal the ruling.

11:54

'You still owe us $1,400': Woman dependent on oxygen tank dies after provider cuts off electricity "IndyWatch Feed World"

New Jersey authorities are investigating the circumstances of the tragic death of an elderly woman who was reliant on an oxygen tank and suffered a heart failure after her electricity provider cut off the power supply to her home. Linda Daniels, 68, battled for her life for roughly six hours in her Newark residence desperately trying to gasp for air after the Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) cut off her electricity supply on Thursday morning. As family members desperately pleaded with PSE&G to turn the power back on, Daniels died of heart failure. While the family claims that they notified PSE&G of Daniel's heart condition two years ago, after the woman was placed in hospice care, the power supply company claims they never knew the elderly lady relied on the air tank to breathe.

'You still owe us $1,400': New Jersey woman dependent on oxygen tank dies after provider cuts off electricity "IndyWatch Feed World"

Comment: Remember the outrage in the US over the death of British baby Alfie Evans, the 'victim of socialized medicine'? Here's an American story that pushes it for heartlessness... New Jersey authorities are investigating the circumstances of the tragic death of an elderly woman who was reliant on an oxygen tank and suffered a heart failure after her electricity provider cut off the power supply to her home. Linda Daniels, 68, battled for her life for roughly six hours in her Newark residence desperately trying to gasp for air after the Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) cut off her electricity supply on Thursday morning. As family members desperately pleaded with PSE&G to turn the power back on, Daniels died of heart failure. While the family claims that they notified PSE&G of Daniel's heart condition two years ago, after the woman was placed in hospice care, the power supply company claims they never knew the elderly lady relied on the air tank to breathe.

11:54

Kavanaugh Is A Strong Pick For The Supreme Court "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Brett Kavanaugh is a strong pick for the Supreme Court.

In his 12 years on the D.C. Circuit, Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated a devotion to legal text and constitutional principle. I admire his dedication to the Constitutions structural protections for liberty, his steadfast defense of the rights of speech and religious conscience, and most notably his willingness to question the excesses of the regulatory state. He has repeatedly affirmed that judges serve not as the champions of faction, but as the readers of laws and adjudicators of disputes.

While there will no doubt be cases where the future Justice Kavanaugh and Cato do not see eye-to-eye, I hope that he will not flinch in those super-hard cases where Chief Justice Roberts may be inclined to bend over backwards to uphold a law or split the baby by rewriting it. I wish him a speedy confirmation; there is literally nothing in his record that justifies the smears and demagoguery hes about to face.

This piece is reprinted from the Cato Institutes blog. 

11:50

Nightline Says They Will Cover Trumps Controversial SCOTUS Pick in Tonights Show Before Trump Announces Pick "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

What media bias?

ABCs Nightline announced at 6:23 PM that they will report on President Trumps controversial Supreme Court Justice pick on their show tonight.

The tweet went out at 6:23 PM.
The President announced his SCOTUS pick Monday night at 9 PM Eastern.

So liberal Nightline was already describing President Trumps SCOTUS pick as controversial before the announcement was ever made.
Hat Tip Katie

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11:50

Lies and Damned Lies "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Lies and Damned Lies by Turd Ferguson TFMetals Report Back in April, the world teetered on the edge of war. In the west, we were told that chemical weapons, including sarin gas had been used in Syria and the...

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11:49

President Trump Nominates Brett Kavanaugh To Supreme Court "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

President Donald Trump has announced he will nominate Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals judge in Washington DC, to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

The 53-year-old has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C Circuit since 2006, when he was appointed to the position by President George W. Bush.

Before his tenure on the D.C Circuit, Kavanaugh clerked for Justice Kennedy who has long been regarded as the swing vote on the Supreme Court between its originalist and living Constitution wings.

11:43

MSNBC Guests Attacking Glenn Greenwald As Kremlin Spy Prove His Argument About MSNBC "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Journalist Glenn Greenwald traveled to Moscow for a panel discussion on fake news. A clip of comments he made to an RT crew afterward was shared widely. He also visited NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, and for all of the above, he was viciously attacked by MSNBC intelligence analyst Malcolm Nance, who has a massive following on Twitter, and others.

Greenwald wrote an article at The Intercept on what unfolded. Specifically, he highlighted how Nances statement that he showed his true colors as an agent of [Donald] Trump and Moscow was uttered as if it is a fact.

Nance informed his 423,000 followers that he helped Snowden defect, covers for WikiLeaks attack on democracy, and shills for Fox News because he is deep in the pocket of the Kremlin.

The crucial point Greenwald made was that MSNBC actively encourages its on-air personalities to lie and smear critics of the Democratic Party. That includes rewarding individuals who fabricate allegations that critics, including journalists are treasonous agents of a foreign power.

MSNBC personalities and enthusiastic viewers may scoff at this argument, but multiple individuals who work for or have appeared several times on the cable news network proved his point.

Naveed Jamali, a former FBI operative and analyst for MSNBC, is the author of How To Catch A Russian Spy: The True Story Of An American Civilian Turned Double Agent. It recounts his work as a double agent for the FBI in a modern-day Cold War.

As Nance was criticized for fabricating allegations, Jamali stepped in to defend Nance. This is nothing more than a smear job by a man responsible for aiding a thief [giving] our most sensitive secrets to Russia.

During an exchange with Aaron Mat, host and producer for The Real News, Jamali replied, If the Kremlin shoe fitsthen yes Glenn Greenwald is a Kremlin agent, and, I think Snowden, with the help of Glenn, have deeply harmed [the] national security of this country and have aided Moscow beyond Russias wildest dreams.

This smear, as with Nance, was stated as fact without any effort whatsoever to provide evidence for the allegation, and it was lent credibility by the fact that Jamali is a former FBI operative, who currently works for the U.S. Defense Department and provides regular commentary as an expert on MSNBC.

Andrew Feinberg, a White House correspondent for Breakfast Media, has appeared on MSNBC. He was on The Last Word...

11:40

Who Is Brett Kavanaugh? A Supreme Court Reading Guide "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

President Trump on Monday night nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court that Justice Anthony Kennedy will vacate at the end of the month. Kavanaugh is a judge on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Below, weve gathered some of the best reporting on Kavanaugh.

Did we miss anything? Leave a link in the comments or tweet to us with #scotusnominee.

Potential Nominee Profile: Brett Kavanaugh

SCOTUSblog, June 2018 SCOTUSblogs profile of Kavanaugh provides a comprehensive summary of the judges background, from his upbringing in the Washington area to his college and law school years at Yale to his prestigious positions in various parts of the federal government. As the profile notes, Kavanaugh was a law clerk for Kennedy, whom he has been nominated to replace. The piece offers a highlight reel of Kavanaughs time on the federal appeals court in Washington. Ultimately, the article concludes, Kavanaugh brings a pragmatic approach to judging, albeit with a serious conservative bent.

Trumps Supreme Court Frontrunner Is the Forrest Gump of Republican Politics

Mother Jones, June 2018 This Mother Jones profile casts Kavanaugh as a consummate insider of the D.C. conservative establishment who frequently inserted himself into high-profile political battles. Kavanaugh worked on the team of Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clintons affair with Monica Lewinsky. He represented the Miami relatives of Elian Gonzalez in a high-profile immigration dispute in 2000, in which they sought to keep the Cuban boy in the United States. He worked on George W. Bushs legal team during the contentious 2000 presidential election recount in Florida and went on to oversee judicial nominations in Bushs White House Counsels Office. His ubiquity earned him the nickname the Forrest Gump of Republican politics.

How Four Potential Nominees Would Change the Supreme Court

FiveThirtyEight, July 2018 FiveThirtyEight draws on a tool to measure judicial ideology developed by legal scholars and political scientists to assess Kavanaughs potential effect on the Supreme Courts jurisprudential makeup. The conclusion: a Justice Kavanaugh would likely be considerably more conservative than Kennedy, and would fall to the left only of Justice Cl...

11:37

LIVE STREAM: President Trump Announces Supreme Court Pick "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

LIVE STREAM: President Trump Announces Supreme Court Pick TDC Note Should make the announcement right at the top of the hour. Video Source

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11:37

Brett Kavanaugh Is Trump's Pick for Supreme Court "IndyWatch Feed World"

Brett Kavanaugh Is Trump's Pick for Supreme Court | 09 July 2018 | President Trump on Monday selected Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, a politically connected member of Washington's conservative legal establishment, to fill Justice Anthony M. Kennedy's seat on the Supreme Court, setting up an epic confirmation battle and potentially cementing the court's rightward tilt for a generation. The nomination of Judge Kavanaugh, 53, a federal appeals court judge, former aide to President [sic] George W. Bush and onetime investigator of President Bill Clinton, was not a huge surprise, given his conservative record, elite credentials and deep ties among the Republican legal groups that have advanced conservatives for the federal bench. Judge Kavanaugh...is a graduate of Yale and Yale Law School. He also impressed Mr. Trump during his interview, and was enthusiastically backed by the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II.

11:37

LEFTIST FREAK-OUT=> Schumer, Leftists Melt Down Over Trumps SCOTUS Pick Kavanaugh Will Lead to the Deaths of Countless Women "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump announced his Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his second pick for the Supreme Court of the United States.

Judge Cavanaugh will replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

Within minutes of the Presidents announcement, leftists melted down.

Its doomsday, its the end of the world.

Jim Dean, the Chair for Democracy for America immediately came out and attacked Trumps next SCOTUS nominee by saying Kavanaugh will directly lead to the deaths of countless women.

Donald Trumps decision to nominate a reactionary ideologue like Brett Kavanaugh and shift the balance of the U.S. Supreme Court even further right represents a generational assault on justice, freedom, and our countrys core democratic values.

If Brett Kavanaugh survives the confirmation process, he will rapidly advance a fringe right agenda on the court that will accelerate plutocratic control of our economy and politics, actively undermine the steps our country must take towards greater racial equity, and directly lead to the deaths of countless women with the dismantling of abortion rights.

Democrats and so-called moderate Republicans in the U.S. Senate have a choice: Stand with the American people and fight for a Supreme Court that protects our Constitutions core progressive values or cave in to Donald Trump and own every single crushed dream, broken community, and lifeless body that results from the rulings issued by a Court with Kavanaughs extreme-right vote.

This fight wont be easy, but Democracy for America members are committed to doing anything and everything we can to make sure that Democrats and so-called moderate Republicans in the U.S. Senate make the right choice and reject Brett Kavanaugh. And, if they dont, were committed to working even harder to hold them accountable for their complicity in enabling the nightmares to come. Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America

Chuck Schumer also immediately came out screeching about abortion.

Schumer tweeted: In selecting Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, @realDonaldTrump has put reproductive rights and freedoms and health care protections for millions of Americans on...

11:36

EPIC TROLL: White House Walks Reporters by Hillary Clinton Portrait on Way to East Room for Supreme Court Nomination "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The White House press office walked reporters by a portrait of defeated 2016 Democrat presidential nominee former First Lady Hillary Clinton as they were escorted to the East Room for President Donald Trumps announcement Monday night of his second Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

The Daily Callers Benny Johnson posted photos to Twitter with a confirmation of intent from Deputy White House Press Secretary Hogan Gidley, In a troll of deeply epic proportions White House staff just walked all reporters & journalists covering the SCOTUS pick by the dumpster & a portrait of Hillary Clinton. When I asked @hogangidley45 if that was on purpose he said absoloutely.

Voice of Americas Steve Herman posted photos and video of the press before the announcement.

11:34

New Zealand to buy four P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft to boost South Pacific surveillance "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The New Zealand coalition Government has agreed to purchase four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from the United States Government.

The four aircraft will replace the aging six P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft that have been operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force since the 1960s. The current Orion fleet will reach the end of their expected operational life in 2025.

The purchase ensures the Defence Force can continue to deliver the countrys maritime surveillance, resource protection, humanitarian and disaster response around New Zealand and across the South Pacific, says Defence Minister Ron Mark.

This decision strengthens the coalition Governments Pacific Reset by providing a maritime patrol capability with the significant range and endurance needed to assist our partners in the region.

The purchase enables New Zealand to continue to deploy in a wide range of airborne maritime situations independently, and when required, work effectively with partners including Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, which all operate, or will operate, the aircraft, says Mark.

The role of maritime patrol aircraft includes:

*Supporting maritime surveillance, humanitarian aid and disaster response, and resource protection around NZ and in the South Pacific;

*Contributing to the international rules-based order through participation in global peace and security operations;

* Search and rescue in New Zealands region, which stretches from the South Pole almost to the Equator and covers 1/11th of the earths surface;

*Environmental and marine resource monitoring.

One example of the requirement for a fully capable maritime patrol aircraft is simply the number of lives that can be saved, Mark said.

In the last seven years of search and rescue operations in our region, Orion maritime patrols have contributed to saving 119 lives.

Other tasks the Orions have undertaken recently have included participation in international operations to counter piracy and illicit smuggling off the Horn of Africa, surveillance of the volcano in Vanuatu, assessing damage from Cyclones Winston and Gita in the Pacific, surveillance of critical infrastructure after the Kaikoura earthquake, and fisheries monitoring.

Maintaining a maritime patrol capability is essential for New Ze...

11:32

Pelosi Vows To Avenge President Obama If Its Last Thing I Do By Opposing Trump SCOTUS Nominee "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Perhaps she forgets she isnt in the Senate? Via Fox News: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent out a dramatic, no-holds-barred fundraising email on Monday saying she is determined to avenge President Obama if its the last thing I do by preemptively opposing President Trumps Supreme Court nominee. Pelosi, 78, is one of several top []

11:32

New Ireland Gov't calls on visitors to respect New Ireland People "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The New Ireland Provincial Government has kicked off a series of awareness programs on lawlessness in public areas, particularly market areas. This comes after the province has seen an increase of migrants from other parts of the country, taking up space reserved for locals. This includes the illegal squatting on Government and Traditional land.

The first outreach was staged on Saturday (07th July 2018) at the Kavieng town market. Speaking at the event was the Chief executive officer for administration and Public order Roboam Paka and First secretary to the Governor, Robin Brown.

This exercise is to basically make the people aware of the upsurge in the criminal activities in the town and in the province. Awareness will continue next week into Konos, Lakurumau and  Namatanai markets,said Mr. Paka.
On Monday we will have a big law and order meeting in the province, where all community leaders government officials and settlement people are going to be here discussing ways to address the issues is especially important when the province will be moving into Tourism.When you compare New Ireland with the rest of the country we are still very peaceful, we cant allow anything serious to happen here.

According to recent crime reports the province has experienced an increase in crime over the past six months, this includes armed holdups all involving migrants.By nature New Irelanders are very peaceful people, and the inflow of people from outside has brought in with them their criminal behavior. If you come to New Ireland and break the law, you are out, if you come to New Ireland and disrespect our people, you are unwelcome and you will be sent home. said CEO Paka.

Meantime New Ireland Governor Sir Julius Chan also made time to mingle with the locals at the Kavieng Market while the awareness was being carried out.He was happy to see that his administration was already implementing his instruction for the awareness which he relayed on Friday during the swearing in of the provinces new Tourism board.When tourists come to New Ireland we want them to see a friendly people, which is now being bastardised by the influx of people from outside, particularly in our market place, the visitors need to observe and respect the tradition and cultures of the people of New Ireland, emphasized Sir Julius.

The New Ireland Provincial Government already has a vagrancy act in place and Sir Julius has made it clear on numerous occasions that he intends e...

11:31

Russian Embassy blasts State Dept hypocrisy over their dissatisfaction over media outlets being put on foreign agents list "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Russian Embassy in Washington has stated that if the US wants its state-funded media to be taken off Russia's 'foreign agents' list, it should do the same for Russian-funded media outlets at home. "Washington does not like it when the rules that it has set for others are applied to itself. The State Department is unhappy over the fact that only mass media sponsored from the American budget got themselves on the Russian 'foreign agents' list. This can be easily mended. The main condition is that Russian media are no longer victimized in the United States and taken off the American 'foreign agent' list," the statement released by the embassy says. The statement came in reply to a Friday address in which the US State Department expressed its dissatisfaction with US-sponsored media outlets - in particular Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - being recognized as foreign agents by Moscow.

11:31

29 Unique Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Review Worksheet Answer Key Pics "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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11:30

IT'S KAVANAUGH, SO I THINK I KNOW WHAT THE DECIDING FACTOR WAS "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, even though Mitch McConnell believes Kavanaugh could be hard to confirm...

... Mr. McConnell made clear in multiple phone calls with Mr. Trump and the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, that the lengthy paper trail of another top contender, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, would pose difficulties for his confirmation.

Mr. McConnell is concerned about the volume of the documents that Judge Kavanaugh has created in his 12 years on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, as well as in his roles as White House staff secretary under President George W. Bush and assistant to Kenneth W. Starr, the independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton.
... and even though he and his wife have close ties to the Bushes, who are Trump's mortal enemies...
Kavanaugh rose to serve as Bushs staff secretary, but its his wife who is closer with the Bush family: she followed George W. Bush to Washington from the Texas Governors office, served as his personal secretary for years, and has a close, personal relationship with the Bush family....
... and even though there could be other roadblocks to his confirmation:
... the perception that his opposition in his judicial opinions to abortion and Obamacare was insufficiently adamant; and even a 1991 clerkship with Judge Alex Kozinski, a former federal Ninth Circuit judge who retired last year after accusations of sexual misconduct, have all come into question.
I quoted this a few days ago, but I'll quote it again, because, for Trump, I assume it was the deciding factor:
I believe that the president should be excused from some of the burdens of ordinary citizenship while serving in office, Judge Kavanaugh wrote in 2009 in The Minnesota Law Review. Among those burdens, he said, were responding to civil lawsuits and criminal charges.

Even the lesser burdens of a criminal investigation including preparing for questioning by criminal investigators are time-consuming and distracting, Judge Kavanaugh wrote. Lik...

11:30

Syrian War Report: Syrian Army Isolates Militants In Daraa City (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Syrian War Report: Syrian Army Isolates Militants In Daraa City Video South Front Video Source

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11:30

The truth will set us free "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

There is a growing community of people who want to hear the truth. The building sentiment is against lies, yet the lying machine is a well oiled one while the truth machine has been sitting in the long grass gathering cobwebs. Nevertheless, it comes down to two things; Lies versus truth Hate versus love. Now [] The post The truth will set us free appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:29

PNG proposes for a free trade agreement with Fiji "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter ONeill has proposed to the Fiji government to consider the feasibility of a free trade agreement.    

PM ONeill in his address at the Fiji parliament said expanding trade and investment is central to economic development.

He said trade and investment between both countries is growing but it could be better with free trade agreement. PM said hed like for both countries to explore options for a free trade agreement.
PM said that he will leave this to both countries officials to discuss and advance, and to provide their opinions to elected leaders.PM ONeill also extended an invitation to the Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama to attend the high-level APEC leaders week and to attend the Pacific Island Leaders meeting with the Chinese President Xi Jinping during his State visit to PNG in the days before the APEC Leaders Meet.

In keeping with our commitment to deliver a truly Pacific APEC , I am inviting the Leaders of all Pacific Islands Forum members to attend APEC, PM said.

It is important that we highlight the Pacific in Asia-Pacific and show APEC members from Russia in the west to Mexico in the East, that Pacific has a lot to offer, he said.

11:28

Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court "IndyWatch Feed World"

Breaking: Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court | 09 July 2018 | President Trump nominated appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Monday night to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, ending a days-long guessing game that began the moment Kennedy announced his retirement on June 27. In televised remarks from the East Room of the White House, the president praised what he called Kavanaugh's "impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law." "There is no one in America more qualified for this position, and no one more deserving," Trump said.

11:26

PNG Education Dept launches CCVE Curriculum "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Papua New Guinea Education Department launched the Citizenship and Christian Values Education Curriculum (CCVE) aiming to develop minds of students that education can be enriched using Christian principles.

Education Minister Nick Kuman said CCVE requires the students to be equipped with essential knowledge, skills, values and attitudes.

The Minister stated that knowledge is power and instilling Gods principle to children at their early age does make a difference in the future of the individual as well as the nation.
There are two objectives the Education department wants to achieve after the implementation of the curriculum.

Firstly we want to see that the spiritual development of our young people in this country must be strengthened at all levels from elementary to high school, said Mr Kuman.

Secondly is to make sure that all programs should encompass development of the spiritual values and attitudes off our young people in this country.

Imparting Gods knowledge to children is the way forward to address social issues.

The Curriculum will be implemented in 2019 in all primary and elementary school across the nation.

Currently teachers are undergoing Standard Based Education (SBE) cluster training in respective provinces to better equip them to implement the curriculum. Legend FM/PNG Today

11:15

Mediterranean Sea has become the largest graveyard in modern history "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

In June 2018 alone, more than 500 refugees drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. Their boats were refused access to land in either Malta or Italy. They were force-driven back by gun-boats to the North African shores they came from, mostly Libya, but many boats capsized and countless refugees didn't make it. These are de facto murders, high crimes against humanity, committed by the very European Union. The same "leaders" (criminals, rather), whose forebears are known to have raped, exploited, tortured, ravaged peoples and their lands of Asia, Africa, Latin America over the past 1000 years of abject colonization. Europeans have it in their genes to be inhuman. This can possibly be extended to the 'superior' greedy white race in general. At least to those who make it to political or corporate high office in the formidable EU or exceptional US, or to those who appoint themselves into the European Commission. We should call them "The Heartless Bunch".

11:15

What youre saying is racist "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

When you talk about Islam with non-Muslims they are likely to think that you are racist because they know so little about Islamic supremacism. Most Westerners will try to defend Islam because they view what youre saying through a filter of racism or bigotry. Their automatic response is to protect a group that they view through [] The post What youre saying is racist appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:11

Jacks Walk "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Off we go

Jack and I enjoy finding new  places to explore so this morning we tried a new trail that had been recommended to us by a friend. The entire trail stretches 3 km which is a longish walk for both Jack and I, but we had water and a snack and I planned to have a rest or two along the way. The morning was warm, but not humid and we set out full of the spirit of adventure. The trail winds through an area of mixed hardwood and fir trees and its beautiful. Everything was going along well until we came upon a pond. Thats when things started to go wrong. The area around the pond was humid and full of mosquitoes so we veered away from it and somehow got off the main trail. We clambered along a small path for a bit still being chased by vampire insects until we finally found a larger path and took it in what I thought was the direction back. The mosquitoes stayed with us though and poor Jacks nose was being bloodied by the damn things. I was faring better because I had on DEET, but they were biting through my shirt and pants to the places that I didnt bug spray. We stopped for water twice, but couldnt really rest. I finally saw a clearing ahead and sighed relief that we had made it back to the parking lotonly it wasnt the parking lot. It was a field of grain. I should mention here that there was no field of grain anywhere near the entrance to the trail so we were obviously off course. The mosquitoes werent too bad though so we did finally stop for a good rest. I pulled out my cell phone, found a map of the trail and figured out that we were actually on a totally different trail that connects to our original trail and that the only way back was the way we just camethrough the mosquito tunnel until we picked up the main trail again. Thankfully, by the time we got going a good breeze had come up which helped control the mozzies a bit and our way home was long, but not intolerable. I even stopped at the pond for a few photos because it really is incredibly beautiful, we were already uncomfortable and I wont be back this way anytime soon. Ill try to get them up in a day or two, but right now Jack and I are crashed and recovering from a bit more adventure than we bargained for.

 

11:10

Gold Stocks Outperform Bullion for Past Five Weeks "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Gold Stocks Outperform Bullion for Past Five Weeks By Frank Holmes Gold Seek Strengths The best performing metal this week was gold, up 0.14 percent. St Barbara produced a record-breaking 403,089 ounces, up 6 percent from the 2017 fiscal...

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11:10

Breaking: Trump Makes His Supreme Court Pick, Its Kavanaugh, Prepare For The Fireworks "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

BREAKING: @POTUS announces Brett Kavanaugh as his new Supreme Court nominee. #ScotusPick https://t.co/gESqJwfTQI pic.twitter.com/p4ILun41NA Fox News (@FoxNews) July 10, 2018 JUST IN: "Tonight, it is my honor and privilege to announce that I will nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court," Pres. Trump says https://t.co/mW19LPBPEm pic.twitter.com/uSPhaGRBTO CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) July 10, []

11:09

How Capitalism Really Works "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

How Capitalism Really Works

If you are 85 and older you still have to work.

The greedy pigs havent bled you dry yet.

https://www.sott.net/article/390315-Work-til-you-die-Record-number-of-folks-age-85-and-older-are-working-in-the-US

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11:07

Brett Kavanaugh Nominated to Become U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Brett Kavanaugh

Published July 9, 2018

WASHINGTON  President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to become an associate judge on the United States Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh, 53, currently is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit. He was appointed to the Court of Appeals by George W. Bush in 2003. However, his confirmation took three years in the U.S. Senate and he became a judge on the court of appeals in 2006.

Senate Democrats said he was too partisan, young and inexperienced during the three-year delay in his confirmation. Democrats also called him too partisan because of his work for independent counsel Kenneth Star in the investigation of President Bill Clinton. He also was criticized for working on the Florida recount in 2000.

Previously, Kavanaugh served as a clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement from the nations highest court 12 days ago. Kavanaugh is considered a conservative in legal circles.

 

 

 

 

 

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11:07

BREAKING: PRESIDENT TRUMP Announces BRETT KAVANAUGH as Second Supreme Court Pick (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump announced his Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his second pick for the Supreme Court of the United States.

Judge Cavanaugh will replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

President Trump opened his remarks by thanking Justice Kennedy for a lifetime of service.

Swearing-in Ceremony for Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Oval. Rose Garden.

According to Breitbart Kavanaugh has an America First record.

Here is the announcement.

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11:05

The World According to Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

Im confident that we can eventually repair the damage President Trump is doing to the nation. What hes doing to the world is another story.

As with much of his program, Trumps foreign policy is contradictory and ultimately self-defeating. He wants to leadhis voracious yet delicate ego demands nothing lessbut does not know how. He fails to grasp that not all sacred cows should be butchered. The result is mindless abdication of American leadership, to the dismay of allies and the delight of adversaries.

This week, Trump heads to Brussels for a NATO summit and Helsinki for a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The question is whether he further damages the trans-Atlantic relationshipa keystone of international relations since the end of World War IIby a little or a lot.

Since he took office, Trump has gone out of his way to bash the other members of NATO for not spending what they pledged2 percent of gross domestic producton defense. He was at it again Monday, complaining on Twitter that The United States is spending far more on NATO than any other Country. This is not fair, nor is it acceptable. While these countries have been increasing their contributions since I took office, they must do much more. Germany is at 1%, the U.S. is at 4%, and NATO benefits Europe far more than it does the U.S.

Does it really? In Trumps zero-sum mindset, perhaps, but not in the real world. Yes, the other NATO countries should ante up as they promised. But only one member has ever drawn upon the NATO treatys biggest benefit by invoking Article 5, which states that an attack on one is tantamount to an attack on all: the Uni ted States, following 9/11.

Trump went on to claim, falsely, that the United States has a $151 billion trade deficit with Europe. That is approximately the deficit in goods, but when services are taken into account the actual deficit is $101 billion.

Trumps obsession with military costs would make sense if it were part of an attempt to reduce the U.S. defense budget. But Trump has proposed a big boost in Pentagon spending to an astounding $686 billion for the 2019 fiscal year. His screeds against NATO seem to be motivated not by any potential savings but by an apparent dislike of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and a mistaken understanding of what trade surpluses and deficits mean.

European allies may be less worried about how Trump might behave in Brussels than about what he could say or do in his meeting with Putin, whose approval he so appears to crave.

Ill leave it to special counsel Robert Mueller to say whether there are sinister motives for Trumps consistent willingness to look past Putins many transgressionsto name a few, his attempts to subvert Western democracies including ours; his illegal annexation of Crime...

11:01

Murdoch journalists linked to unlawful news-gathering in the United Kingdom "IndyWatch Feed National"

The following published by Byline Investigations  on 7 July 2018, outs senior figured in Murdochs media empire in the U.K., who have been named as being involved in unlawful news gathering activities. Evidence provided in the High Court in London is the source of the information. This exposure is important, because it provides a window into the modus operandi of the media giant, which is not confined to only one country. There have been calls for an investigation into whether similar methods have been used in Australia. Perhaps this will contribute to bringing more pressure for this to come about.

 Fifty serving or former Rupert Murdoch journalists many very senior allegedly used a private investigator to unlawfully gather information, the High Court in London has heard.

Many of those said to have used the services of Steve Whittamore, who was convicted of data theft in 2005, have gone on to become some of the most powerful people in the British media landscape.

Photo from New European/Facebook: Dominic Mohan (1) with Outside Organisation founder Alan Edwards last month at Londons Liberal Club, celebrating the 100th edition of The New European newspaper

The list includes Rebekah Brooks, the current chief executive (CEO) of Murdochs British publishing arm News UK and serving Sun on Sunday editor Victoria Newton

Also named are former editor of The Sun Dominic Mohan, and the papers former showbiz reporter James Scott, who today run some of the most influential public relations businesses in the country.

Photo from Tom Newton Dunn/ Twitter: Newton-Dunn is among Rupert Murdochs most important UK journalists as incumbent Political Editor of The Sun. The documents suggest he used Whittamore while in his previous employment as a reporter for tabloid ri...

11:00

#1 Way to Avoid Fake Silver and Gold (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

#1 Way to Avoid Fake Silver and Gold Video Silver Fortune One simple rule to follow to greatly reduce the risk of fake silver and gold finding its way into your stack. Video Source

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11:00

Recovery From Autism A Success Story "IndyWatch Feed World"

As a conventional family doctor, I had many times felt helpless when attempting to assist patients with chronic illness. To see the continued suffering of patients and not have enough tools to make a significant difference, despite years of medical training, was frustrating and in need of correction.

by Dr. John Gannage, MD

Nowhere was this felt as intensely as in management of autism and related conditions. Thankfully, after more years of continuing education and application of principles not taught in medical school, I now gain immense satisfaction in offering services to autistic children and their families, given that I have determined, as have other CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) doctors, that a difference can and has been made.

I came to conceptualize autism as a disease template from which to explain many of our modern illnesses, and applied to it the methods I was using to address other chronic conditions with a toxic-immune component. And I came to learn that Dr. Woody McInnis et al (authors of Autism: A Unique Type of Mercury Poisoning) consider autism a unique form of chronic mercury poisoning, and treat it accordingly.


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11:00

Remember that 11.7 billion dollar hole? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Labour, the Greens, New Zealand First and the media all scoffed at Stephen Joyce during last years election campaign when he said that Labour had a shortfall in their budget forecasts of $11.7 billion, saying that they had neglected to roll forward their operating allowances. Respected business writers such as Cameron Bagrie and Bernard Hickey [] The post Remember that 11.7 billion dollar hole? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:56

The VietnameseJapanese ooperation is a Bitep Closer to a Multipolar World "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

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The long-standing and fruitful cooperation between Japan and Vietnam is not only very advantageous in economic terms for both parties, but it also has a great potential of influencing the future of the whole Southeast Asia.

Southeast Asia (SEA) is one of the most rapidly developing regions in the world. It has a good strategic location and it is rich in various resources, including people. Besides, it is a huge market for a wide range of goods. Any investment made in SEA can pay off manifold and bring enormous profits. Bearing it in mind, the largest international players, such as China, Russia, the US, the EU, India, Japan, etc, are trying to get more influence in SEA.

China has an advantage over the others in establishing relations with SEA. It is located closer to SEA, it is not separated by water barriers and it has great finances and developed technologies that are interesting for the SEA countries. However, the rapidly growing economic expansion of China and the increasing Chinese influence on the global arena have been the reason for concern in many SEA countries, which have been wary of its powerful and proactive neighbor for quite a while. Besides, the existing territorial disputes between China and several states in the region hamper the Chinese access to SEA to a certain degree. For instance, the dispute over the Paracel Islands and the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, which has been going on for many years between the Celestial Empire and a number of the ASEAN countries including Vietnam.

It should be noted that the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) is one of the most developed and influential countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and ones relations with Vietnam may very well affect ones relations with all the 10 ASEAN member states. Nevertheless, China would not abandon its claims. This makes the development of the Chinese-Vietnamese relations more difficult and provides a chance for other states, that would otherwise be at a disadvantage compared to China, to strengthen their relations with the SRV.

Thus, Japan has been active in improving its mutually advantageous cooperation with Vietnam. These two states have interacted closely for a very long time. Japan established diplomatic relations with the SRV in 1973, virtually right after it emerged as a state, after that Japan would provide a considerable and sustainable financial support to Vietnam in o...

10:50

When Itchy Feet Turn Cold "IndyWatch Feed National"

Uncomfortably curled up between two armrests, I hear the pilot announce that in just under seven hours, Ill be landing back home. The weight of a months worth of travel weighs on my shoulders and eyelids, forcing me into a much-needed but interrupted sleep. Each time my eyes flutter open, Im a few minutes closer to home. The thought of being in my own room with my own spacious bed allows me to endure a few more hours of the armrest bulging into my lower back.

For the first time in a long time, I land at the airport with little knowledge of when Ill return. I flick open my passport and smile at the pages of stamps and visas that are starting to fill the book.

As I board the first train leaving the airport, I relish in the raindrops streaming diagonally along the window. The cool air comes as a welcomed change after four weeks living in sweltering humidity. My feet are getting cold. Luckily I brought some socks. Theyll keep my toes warm and hide that brand new ink from my parents. The image that reminds me to be present wherever I am in the world. Even in the comfort of my home.

There are so many places I want to see, from ancient ruins to manic cities and views that strike the words from your mouth. Ive done my fair share of travelling. Last year I went overseas three times in eight months. When I returned from that last trip, I didnt have a plan of the next place I would visit. I didnt have much money to be making elaborate travel plans, but I also didnt have anywhere in particular in mind I wanted to go to next.

Almost 12 months later, and Im still not sure when the next time is Ill be leaving the country. Two years ago, this would have stressed me out. I would constantly be searching for deals on flights, flicking through travel guides and brainstorming ways to make a quick buck and get out of the country tout suite! But it seems my travel bug that illness that makes your feet start to itch, changes your Facebook ads to exclusively flight deals and causes your bank account to go into lockdown mode has been somewhat alleviated.

So what happens when youve done your roaming, youve returned home and suddenly your itchy feet have turned cold? Has the bug been cured? Or are you in even more dire straits?

There is a lot of emphasis put on travel being a definer of somebodys worth. If someone hasnt travelled abroad by the time they reach their mid-twenties, they can often be seen as less cultured, less intelligent and less adventurous than their peers.

...

10:49

Out of control cop draws his gun on small children: Video "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

EL PASO, Tex. (INTELLIHUB) El Paso Police Officer C. Sandoval appears to have no regard for human life after he was captured on video pointing his fully-loaded sidearm at a group of small children who were playing in the area during the arrest of a local juvenile delinquent.

The out of control police officer drew down on the crowd of foul-mouthed minors in a quick snapping motion pushing the odds for a mistake or accidental discharge to have been made.

A second officer arrived on scene to help the huffy cop make the arrest as Sandoval whipped out and extended his baton in a threatening manner before grabbing a girl during a massive act of intimidation.

Get back! Sandoval yelled. Ill tell you to move!

Shortly after, one teen who threatened to file a report was cuffed while the fiasco carried on. After the unruly kid was stuffed into a police cruiser and secured Officer Sandoval made an attempt to round up the kids mother but failed.

Everybody just remember their faces, the kids mother said as she filmed. These are little kids but wait until they grow up they are going to give you a hard ass time.

Court documents filed after the incident make no mention of the officer drawing his weapon.

Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist, analyst, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics (Intellihub.com). Shepard is also known for producing Shade: The Motion Picture (2013) and appearing on Travel Channels America Declassified (2013). Shepard is a regular contributor to Infowars. Read more from Sheps World. Follow Shep on Facebook and...

10:49

Natural Alternatives To Xanax That Alleviate Anxiety Without Side Effects "IndyWatch Feed World"

Anxiety affects millions of people every year, and anxiety disorders are considered to be the most prevalent of mental illnesses. Statistics show that in the United States, some 40 million adults grapple with an anxiety disorder every year over 18 percent of the total adult population. Its estimated that around 25 percent of children in the []

10:48

X22 Report, "Warning The Wave Of Inflation Is About To Hit" "IndyWatch Feed World"

X22 Report, "Warning The Wave Of Inflation Is About To Hit"
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10:45

Bonus QotD: "So it turns out that dressing up economic protectionism, white supremacism and tribalism as a defence of western civilisation has flushed out many things once deservedly dead and buried..." "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


"So it turns out that dressing up economic protectionism, white supremacism and tribalism as a defence of western civilisation has flushed out many things once deservedly dead and buried...
    "Encouraged ... by the phoney equation that being politically incorrect also means being noxious--by the non-thinking that says that if they are against it, then we must be for it what this unthinking reaction has produced is the non-idea that the appropriate response to their racism is to go hard out on your own.
    "With some, the racism is genuine (and genuinely unwelcome). With others like Stefan Molyneux, its more like a career move...
    "Strange are the things people turn to when they think that the world is on fire. Stranger still how they think eugenics and white supremacy would help extinguish and not fan it."

~ excerpt from my 2017 post 'Friends dont let friends listen to Stefan Molyneux'
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10:45

The winner of the Whaleoil best fish competition and a MAGA cap is "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The most upvotes went to YouKNOWitmakesSense with 22 for his gaffed Kingi photo. Please contact sb at whaleoil.co.nz with your delivery details asap and we will arrange for your prize to be sent to you. Heres a photo of a legal kingfish I caught earlier this year in a pretty unconventional way. Id caught a couple [] The post The winner of the Whaleoil best fish competition and a MAGA cap is appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:44

Globalists Worried Trump May Derail NATO-Bring It On, Donald! "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

In a characteristically over-dramatic tone, WaPo answers concerning NATO leaders, Now theyre worried about something bigger: a full crackup of the alliance, or at least such a weakening of Washingtons security commitments that NATO would emerge deeply damaged.

Its one thing if he goes to the G-7 and is rude to people, a senior NATO diplomat told the Post while speaking on condition of anonymity. Its another thing to derail NATO.

 

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-09/craziness-becoming-strategic-nato-leaders-panic-mode-ahead-trump-visit

 

10:44

The USA Is Now a 3rd World Nation "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Charles Hugh Smith | of two minds | July 8, 2018 I know it hurts, but the reality is painfully obvious: the USA is now a 3rd World nation. Dividing the Earths nations into 1st, 2nd and 3rd world has fallen out of favor;apparently it offended sensibilities. It has been replaced by the politically correct developed and developing nations, a []

10:44

26 Awesome 4th Grade Grammar Worksheets Pdf Photograph "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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Timehop database hacked: Hackers steal data of 21 million users "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

By Waqas

Timehop is a smartphone app for iOS and Android users

This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Timehop database hacked: Hackers steal data of 21 million users

10:42

Watch: McConnell Mocks Democrats Over Supreme Court Hysteria "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Wire: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell mocked Democrats during a speech on the Senate floor on Monday, saying that its hard to keep a straight face with much of the rhetoric coming from the political Left. The Kentucky Republican took a shot at Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), without naming him, for putting out []

10:41

Launching Planet Community "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Okay yall, weve got a problem. 

Lets get real. We are facing multiple, interconnected global dangers, rooted in the exploitation of people and planet. These dangers include climate change, wealth disparity, and social injustice. These are co-created and mutually reinforcing problems. They are systemic, and systemic problems require holistic solutions.

What do some of these solutions look like?

Whether its a small group in a collective household or hundreds of people on a large piece of land, intentional communities are micro-societies that offer insight into what society would look like if it were based on a different set of values. They are place-based, people-based communities - living laboratories working to create and model whole systems, integrated locally to globally.

Were creating a new web series documenting these explorations, called Planet Community.

Weve got a team of film-makers ready to begin the first of what will become a series of tours. Click here to check out the pilot episode, featuring Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage:

Why do these communities form? What are the values they are organized around? How do they sustain themselves? How do they solve problems and make decisions together? Why do they matter to the world?

Planet Community will dive deep into these questions and more, but we need your help to move this important work forward.

Your contribution towards our $9,000 goal will allow us to launch Planet Community!

This crowdfunding goal will fund a Midwest tour, which will produce 4 new episodes featuring different Intentional Communities. We will also build webpages for sharing expanded content on each featured community, and produce an in depth article series in Communities magazine.

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10:40

Joe diGenova: Manaforts Attorneys Will Put Mueller Hitman Andrew Weissmann on the Witness Stand (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Joe diGenova and his wife and law partner Gloria Toensing joined Lou Dobbs on Monday night to discuss the latest developments in the Mueller witch hunt of President Trump.

This comes after weekend reports that members of the Mueller team met with AP reporters to use them to obtain a search warrant on a storage facility owned by former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort.

Joe diGenova told Lou Dobbs they may call in Muellers team members to testify including hitman Andrew Weissmann.

Joe diGenova: What we now know is that Weissmann who has done this before and is now recognized widely in the United States among lawyers as one of the most unethical prosecutors in the history of the department. Weissmann engineered this meeting between DOJ lawyers and FBI agents and the Associated Press for them to basically share information among themselves, including grand jury information, in order to put pressure on Manafort. We are watching the destruction of the FBI by people actually inside the Mueller investigation like Weissmann. This has to stop Manforts attorneys have asked for a hearing. I actually think the judge is going to grant it. I think there is going to be a hearing. It will be an opportunity to put Weissmann on the witness stand along with a lot of other FBI and DOJ employees who were involved in setting up these meetings. Remember the IG Report laid out cold how the FBI had a policy of leaking information.

Via Lou Dobbs:

The post Joe diGenova: Manaforts Attorneys Will Put Mueller Hitman Andrew Weissmann on the Witness Stand (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

10:40

"A Look to the Heavens" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Far beyond the local group of galaxies lies NGC 3621, some 22 million light-years away. Found in the multi-headed southern constellation Hydra, the winding spiral arms of this gorgeous island universe are loaded with luminous young star clusters and dark dust lanes. Still, for earthbound astronomers NGC 3621 is not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy. Some of its brighter stars have been used as standard candles to establish important estimates of extragalactic distances and the scale of the Universe. 
 Click image for larger size.
This beautiful image of NGC 3621 traces the loose spiral arms far from the galaxy's brighter central regions that span some 100,000 light-years. Spiky foreground stars in our own Milky Way Galaxy and even more distant background galaxies are scattered across the colorful skyscape.

10:39

The Near Release of Brazils Lula "IndyWatch Feed War"

Judge Srgio Moro intervened from vacation to ensure that former president Lula would not be released, says Brian Mier of Brasil Wire. We talk to him about the process by which Lula was almost released on Sunday and how authorities managed to prevent it all in order to derail his new presidential bid.

10:39

Chet Raymo, Speaking of Water "IndyWatch Feed National"

  Speaking of Water
by Chet Raymo

How many water molecules- H2O- are there in the world's oceans? This is the kind of time-wasting calculation I love doing, but I will leave it as an exercise for one of you.

Look up the mass of a proton in grams. A water molecule has essentially the mass of 18 protons (hydrogen=1, oxygen=8 protons + 8 neutrons; remember, this is an order of magnitude calculation). A cubic centimeter of water has (by definition) a mass of one gram. Divide for the number of water molecules in a cubic centimeter of water.

How many cubic centimeters in the oceans? Look up the radius of the Earth (in centimeters). The area of a sphere is 4r2, and about three-quarters of the Earth's surface is ocean. The average depth is about 4 kilometers, or 4x105 centimeters. You're home free. Make it easy. Use powers of ten and round off generously.

And what did you get? A very big number indeed. A number so big it is essentially meaningless. Its meaning is its meaninglessness. Its meaning is the almost incomprehensible gulf between the world of our senses and the world of atoms. Between what we are and what we are made of. Why even do such a calculation? Only to show that the human brain can frolic in the world of atoms and molecules with a pencil on the back of an envelope. Go for it. Have fun.
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10:37

Sarah Hanson-Young raises $30K in GoFundMe to sue David Leyonhjelm "IndyWatch Feed National"

There has been enormous expression of public outrage about a comment made by Senator David Leyonhjelm to Senator Sarah Hanson-Young when he said to her during a division in the Senate chamber on Thursday, June 28, You should stop shagging men, Sarah. On Sunday, July 1, Leyonhjelm expanded on his...

10:36

The Poet: Wendell Berry, "The Peace of Wild Things" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The Peace of Wild Things"

"When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. 
I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. 
For a time I rest in the grace of the world, 
and am free..."

- Wendell Berry

10:34

"All Life Really Means..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. 
Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. 
Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down.
And this is all life really means."
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

10:33

Final Straw: Discussion on Upcoming #August21 Prison Strike "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Final Straw: Discussion on Upcoming #August21 Prison Strike appeared first on It's Going Down.

This week Bursts had two conversations, both focusing on the upcoming Prisoner Strike from August 21st to September 9th, 2018, one with a member of IWOC and one with a Amani Sawari, a media liaison for some of the prisoners who called for the strike.

Listen and Download HERE

The viewpoints expressed by the two guests are at time contradictory and at others redundant but it felt better to keep their voices mostly intact rather than weave them to create a streamlined narrative.

Amani Sawari

In part one, Amani Sawari will speak about the prison strike, the need to increase opportunities for release and civic engagement by prisoners and former prisoners in the face of historical disenfranchisement and shell also read some statements and demands from the prisoner-organizers. Her info on the upcoming strike and resources can be found at sawarimi.org.

Brooke, Oakland IWOC

Then well hear from Brooke, an organizer with the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee of the IWW. Brooke is based in Oakland, CA. Hell talk about IWOC and their role and views of prison organizing, labor organizing, and the upcoming strike. More from IWOC can be found at inarceratedworkers.org.

Sean Swain?

If youre missing the voice of Sean Swain like we are, Heres a little plug with his voice to get those juices flowing.

Now, please consider giving a call to Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Director Gary Mohr at 614-387-0588or calling Warren Correctional Warden Chae Harris at 513-932-3388 (Fax: 513-933-0150) and asking about Seans whereabouts and restrictions to his communication. If you find out anything interesting, maybe that we havent learned yet about his silence, drop us an email at thefinalstrawradio@riseup.net or at his support email, seanswain@riseup.net. Thanks a lot!...

10:30

Would you like a side of virtue with that? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

My world is getting progressively smaller. People I used to like and respect have all donned hair shirts and are now telling us how to live our lives. Actors are now experts on immigration policy. Psychologists are now experts on junk food. Economists are now experts on climate change. They are not, of course, but [] The post Would you like a side of virtue with that? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:30

"1,700 Foot Tidal Wave? 'Son, it's time to pray...'" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"1,700 Foot Tidal Wave? 'Son, it's time to pray...'" 
by Casey Kazan

"On the night of July 7th, 1958, the worlds largest wave in recorded history engorged Alaska's Lituya bay, located about 250 miles west of Juneau in the Gulf of Alaska. It was 1,700 feet, or 520 meters- almost twice the height of the Eiffel Tower. The tsunami was triggered by a magnitude 8.3 earthquake, which caused an enormous landslide along the Fairweather Fault. The resulting crash of rock into water caused the largest wall of water in human history. The deadly wave hurtled at jet speeds and wiped out everything within a four mile radius.

Fortunately Lituya Bay was virtually uninhabited, otherwise it would have caused unprecedented destruction, far greater than the tsunami that struck Thailand in 2004. At the time of the colossal wave, there were only three fishing boats anchored out in the bay and amazingly only one sank, with two people losing their lives. The other boats were able to surf the crest of the tsunami. The Science Channel and Dr George PC quoted one of the survivors Howard G. Ulrich in a recent article about the wave impact: Ulrich heard the sound of the enormous wave ripping through the land and obscuring the sky, he reportedly said to his 8-year-old child Sonits time to pray.


Can a similar tsunami strike the west coast of the U.S. again? Geological evidence makes it almost a certainty - the region is the heart of the world's most active seis...

10:29

CIA-Linked Military Contractor Used Arizona "Black Site" to Secretly Jail Dozens of Migrant Children "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A major U.S. military and CIA contractor has been detaining dozens of migrant children inside a vacant Phoenix office building with dark windows, no kitchen and only a few toilets, according to a new investigation by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Reveal learned about what some are calling the "black site" for migrant children.

10:25

Palestinian leader "Australia (should be) spat on - we don't want to declare war, but....." "IndyWatch Feed National"

From The Australian today Australia worthy of being spat on: Nabil Shaath condemns decision to cancel $10 million in aid Senior Palestinian Authority official Nabil Shaath. Picture: AP The Australian 12:46AM July 10, 2018 A senior Palestinian Authority official has condemned a decision by the Australian government to cancel $10...

10:19

"We Must Be Free..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search
 may lead us. The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain."
- Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

10:17

VIDEO -- Migrant Children Being Taken Inside CIA Black Site in Phoenix "IndyWatch Feed War"

Horrifying. Watch neighbor's video on Reveal News: https://www.revealnews.org/article/defense-contractor-detained-migrant-kids-in-vacant-phoenix-office-building/ Migrant children being taken into CIA black site, abandoned office, in midtown Phoenix. Watch Democracy Now's coverage of this black site where children stolen from their migrant parents were held: .https://www.democracynow.org/2018/7

10:15

'Strange noises' heard in the skies of Scotland "IndyWatch Feed World"

YouTube user "kill dozer' posted a video of strange noises he heard in the skies of Scotland on July 4, 2018.

10:14

Smart Technology That Tracks People Through Walls Raises Privacy Concerns "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Phillip Schneider A team of researchers from MIT have developed and tested a technology called RF-Pose, which uses artificial intelligence to track and identify...

10:14

US Secret Agents Names and Home Addresses Exposed by Fitness Tracker Again "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Fitness Tracking App(ZHE)  It appears that government and intelligence agencies throughout the world did little or nothing to change their policies for personal fitness tracker usage as for the second time this year a massive data breach has exposed sensitive locations and the daily routines of government personnel, all accessible to the public.  And like with Stravas interactive online fitness []

10:09

*Update* President Trump Announces His Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

You gotta give President Trump credit for controlling the media cycle.  Tonight at 9:00pm President Donald Trump will announce his Supreme Court pick in a prime-time address. It has been reported that four candidates remain in the running: Amy Coney Continue reading

10:07

Kite Line: Anti-Detention Occupations from Australia to America "IndyWatch Feed National"

The post Kite Line: Anti-Detention Occupations from Australia to America appeared first on It's Going Down.

Long running anti-prison podcast Kite Line returns with a new episode on anti-detention occupations happening around the world.

Listen and Download HERE

In light of the ongoing struggles across the country against deportations, family separations, and ICE detention centers, we are sharing an interview we did last year about struggles in Australia against refugee prison camps. In 2002, imprisoned refugees inside Australias remote Woomera immigration prison coordinated protests with 2500 supporters who had pitched a No Borders camp outside the facility. This cooperation allowed the prisoners to stage a mass breakout. This is the first of two episodes dedicated to this story, from an interview with Aren Aizura, a participant in the solidarity camp.

We were drawn to Arens story by the fierceness of the resistance within the detention center, and the solidarity and coordination between supporters on the outside and those inside the walls of Woomeras detention center. Its a vital reminder than in an age of escalating American nationalism and xenophobia, fences can be torn down and connections can be forged across walls.

As we air this episode, there are occupations underway at ICE detention facilities or offices in Portland, Tacoma, Los Angeles, San Diego, New York, Wichita, Atlanta, Detroit, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Louisville, with more popping up every week. Each of these are spaces for both direct struggle against xenophobic imprisonment and for experimenting with new kinds of community that are not defined by legal status, borders or race. Given the high stakes of this struggle the lives of hundreds of thousands of immigrants and refugees including thousands of children, not to mention the hardening precedent of family separations and other kinds of racial targeting we must learn from previous experiences of occupation and organizing such as Woomera.

10:05

US Threatens Ecuador over... Breastfeeding "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

NY Times (primary source), Vox, Gizdomo and some others report over a resolution to encourage breast-feeding, which was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.

Vox:

[...] American officials surprised international delegates at the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly in May when they opposed a widely popular resolution to promote breastfeeding, according to a Sunday report by Andrew Jacobs for the New York Times. Specifically, they pushed to remove language asking governments to "protect, promote, and support breast-feeding." They also took issue with a passage that called for policymakers to restrict the promotion of food products that may harm children.

It appears that the administration of President Donald Trump sided with corporate interests the $70 billion infant formula industry over the health and well-being of kids around the globe. The baby food industry is primarily based in the US and Europe.

The Americans were so ardent in their opposition that they made serious threats to Ecuadorian delegates, who were going to introduce the resolution. According to the Times, the Americans said if Ecuador didn't drop the proposal, "Washington would unleash punishing trade measures and withdraw crucial military aid."

The resolution ultimately made its way through, as a result of Russian intervention. "We feel that it is wrong when a big country tries to push around some very small countries, especially on an issue that is really important for the rest of the world," a Russian delegate told the Times. The US did not make the same threats to Russia as it had to Ecuador, and the resolution was passed mostly in its original form.


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10:04

26 Best Of Converting Fractions Decimals and Percents Worksheets Gallery "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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10:03

Phase 1 of Pan Borneo Highway project quite on schedule Baru "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The first phase of the Pan Borneo Highway project in Sarawak is  per cent completed two per cent ahead of schedule as of yesterday. Works Minister Baru Bian announced this at a press conference following his inaugural working visit to the Public Works Department (JKR) Sarawak office at Wisma Saberkas here yesterday. According to []

10:03

PMPG: Amendment to see issuance of communal titles? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The amendment to the Sarawak Land Code involving native customary rights (NCR) land may see pemakai menoa (territorial domain) and pulau galau (communal forest reserve) be given force of law with the issuance of native communal title with proprietary rights. A source indicated to The Borneo Post yesterday that the new amendment is believed to []

10:02

Slow repairs on Sarawak schools due to poor federal attention, says minister "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The lack of close supervision by the federal Education Ministry could be the reason for the delay in fixing 66 dilapidated schools in the state, Works Minister Baru Bian said today. He said these schools were entrusted to the ministrys various agencies, but faced problems in completing the upgrading work on schedule. I was told []

10:02

Any Type Of Cancer Can Be Cured In Just 2-6 Weeks (Video) "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you are anything like me then you have probably wondered why there is no known cure for Cancer. However, there is a doctor who heavily disagrees with this; the video you will watch below will change they way you look at Cancer for good!

When I was in 9th grade my grandmother died of cancer, it was devastating for me. She was a major role model for me and her not being there took a huge toll on my life. I knew that she went through a tremendous amount of pain, and the fact that I had a hard time handling it made me wonder how she coped.

Everyone has their own personal experience with cancer, be it themselves or someone that they care about. You never know when it will happen or who it will affect next, and I think, for me that is the hardest part of it all. But you should know that no matter what, there is always a way to make things better! You are never alone.

Something that everyone needs to think about is the fact that there is no money in a cure. Big Pharma makes a lot of money off cancer treatment. This is why we have to seek out a cure for ourselves, and the reason why we will probably never see a cure.
It really boils down to the way you live your life; diet and vitamin intake. The overly processed foods we eat daily are designed to keep us sick. If we are fat, sick and tired there is money to be made! Big Pharma sees us as dollar signs and not as people. You are a human being and you ARE worth it! You can make the decision to live a better life now, so that you can prevent possible diseases in the future.

Please take the time to watch the following life changing video. I promise you will not regret it, and it might just impact you in all the right ways!

10:02

PH to work closely with Sarawak govt for good of state, nation Baru "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Works Minister Baru Bian is looking forward to having a close working relationship with the Sarawak government in bringing development to the state. He expressed Pakatan Harapans (PH) readiness to work together with the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government in striving to achieve a common goal for both the state and nation. I think the []

10:01

The Ruling Class and Donald Trump: Reaping the Whirlwind "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This column is about the back-and-forth relationship between Trump and the economically dominant sector of the U.S ruling class. It is currently not good for the latter. In my view, if Trump doesn't swing back, he will be gone.

10:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: Top end of Lake Como, Northern Italy. Taken 15-11-17 at 11:46 am from Alitalia flight. NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a window with preferably part of the window in the shot. They do not have to be exotic locations. They can be the view from your [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Waipahi young farmer keeps national title in South Nicole Sharp:

Taking the bull by the horns, Logan Wallace did not let his second chance slip through his fingers and  won the FMG Young Farmer of the Year in Invercargill on Saturday night.

After competing in the grand final in 2016, Mr Wallace (28) had a rough idea of the battle in front of him on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The technical day on Thursday tested mental strength, while the practical day on Friday tested both physical and mental ability before the quiz on Saturday evening.

Mr Wallace won the Ravensdown Agri-Skills Challenge, the Agri-Sports Challenge, Massey University Agri-Growth Challenge and the overall title. . . 

Chinese dairy giant Mengniu eyes formula expansion at Pokeno Jamie Gray:

Chinas Mengniu, through its subsidiary Yashili NZ, is looking at expanding its state-of-the-art infant formula plant at Pokeno, the companys chief executive Lu Minfang said.

Lu, in an interview, said plans are afoot for a substantial expansion of the already busy plant, which opened late in 2015 at the end of Aucklands Southern Motorway.

Last month French food giant Danone which already has close ties with Mengniu and Yashili said it planned to acquire up to 49 per cent of Yashili NZ. . . 

East Coast seeking solutions to slash floods a month after massive deluge Patrick OSullivan:

The tsunami of forestry slash last month will likely happen again on the East Coast unless the industry stops clear felling erosion-prone area, says forester Chris Perley.

Its been one month since a deluge in the hills above Tolaga Bay sent thousands of unwanted logs careering downhill clogging up rivers, endangering lives and destroying homes.

Perley said similar events had occurred in Hawkes Bay, such as in the Mohaka catchment eight years ago.. . .

...

10:00

Second Salisbury Alleged Poisoning: Still More Questions than Answers "IndyWatch Feed War"

James ONeill It is symptomatic of the level of desperation being felt by the British government that the illness of two known drug addicts (Rowley & Sturgess) in the town of Amersham, Wiltshire, only a few kilometres from Porton Down and the site of the Skripal incident in March of this year, is immediately attributed to Russia by the British Home Secretary Sajid Javid and the Minister of State for Security Ben Wallace. Speaking in the House of Commons on 5 July Javid referred to the decision taken by the Russian government to deploy [chemical weapons] in Salisbury on March 4 was reckless and callous. It is now the time for the Russian state to come forward and explain exactly what has gone on. Wallace for his part suggested that Russia fill in the gaps of what happened to allow the United Kingdom authorities to pursue their investigation and keep people safe. What we most need to be kept safe from are the bizarre and groundless allegations made about the Skripal incident on 4th of

10:00

Teachers Uprisings Are The More Long-Term Story Of The Political Revolution Underway Than Any Single Congressional Eelection-- A Guest Post By Jonathan Tasini "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Our old pal, Jonathan Tasini, labor activist, author, podcaster and former Senate candidate, has been on the teacher uprising case for months. He's certain that "those uprisings are the more long-term story of the political revolution underway with far more consequences for the country than the obsession over any single congressional election." A new guest post he originally did for Playboy, Why the Midterm Battleground Could Be in Classrooms Instead of Congress, that "those uprisings have the potential to obliterate the Big Lie in our economic lives, a lie that has bankrupted many states."
Travis Benda is not a name youll hear uttered by most political pundits. He may, in fact, never achieve long-term institutional power or become a household name. Yet, his recent surprise primary victory may be signaling a long-term titanic shift in the nations attitude toward taxes and what we are willing to pay to have a properly functioning government. This was all triggered, or at least significantly advanced, by the teachers uprisings sweeping the country.

Benda is a high school math teacher. In the May 22nd Republican primary, he defeated the House majority floor leader, Jonathan Shell, who two years prior had led Republicans to a takeover of the legislative chamber and was hailed as a paragon of young Republican future leaders. Benda challenged Shell for one basic reason: the incumbents support for an anti-teacher pension bill that would have reduced promised benefits.

Benda is a high school math teacher. In the May 22nd Republican primary, he defeated the House majority floor leader, Jonathan Shell, who two years prior had led Republicans to a takeover of the legislative chamber and was hailed as a paragon of young Republ...

10:00

HPR2592: Tech Talk With Allison "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Come join us and listen to Allison talk about her tech!!! This talk includes subjects like websites, ruby, os design and other such things. Allison's email address: allison@isams.net

09:59

Ohio: Post-Rondy Action Shuts Down Street to Stop ICE "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Ohio: Post-Rondy Action Shuts Down Street to Stop ICE appeared first on It's Going Down.

A post-Rondy protest against US immigration policy, recent deportations, and borders in general temporarily shut down a street in Ohios capital. Originally posted to the Earth First! newswire.

Members and the Ohio chapter of the American Indian Movement and Earth First!ers blocked the street across from City Hall in Columbus and around the corner from the Ohio Statehouse Monday morning by erecting a tall tripod with a person attached.

The protest happened near a downtown office building housing the local offices of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, where immigrants are often taken into custody during routine check-ins. The inside of the building quickly filled with rowdy protesters demanding the end of ICE and Border Patrol.

Several Columbus police cruisers crowded the intersection as city firefighters using a ladder truck and chainsaws dismantled the structure. Twelve people, including the person in the tripod have been kidnapped by the police and are currently being held, although its unsure what the charges are.

Protesters shouted No borders and held signs such as No Borders! No Wall! We Want Freedom For All!

09:58

REPORT: Judge Amy Barrett Ruled Out as President Trumps Next SCOTUS Nominee "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Judge Amy Barrett

President Trump will be announcing his next SCOTUS pick Monday at 9 PM EST.

This is President Trumps second Supreme Court pick; conservative justice Neil Gorsuch was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2017.

The finalists are believed to be four federal judges: Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman, reported Fox News.

Judge Amy Barrett was spotted in South Bend, Indiana Monday afternoon rather than in D.C., so many speculated she would be out of the running.

According to sources at NBC who spoke to Judge Amy Barrett, she is currently in South Bend, Indiana and it appears she is not Trumps final pick for his next SCOTUS nominee.

Other media reports indicate the SCOTUS pick has been whittled down to two choices, Judge Thomas Hardiman and Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

John Robters tweeted: My colleagues at reporting they just spoke to Judge Barrett in South Bend.so it would appear that she is NOT the nominee. Other sources have told me she will likely get the nod next time

The disgusting left-wing media attacked Judge Barrett because she is a devout Catholic.

According to far left Yahoo News, stringent Catholics like Judge Amy Barrett are cultists.

This is the type of anti-Christian filth that is promoted by t...

09:56

"The View From Wheeling: A Twelve-Toed Analysis" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The View From Wheeling: A Twelve-Toed Analysis"
 by Fred Reed

"Im trying to figure out politics. Its slow going. Im just a holler hopper out of West Virginia, and I guess I puzzle easy. Maybe you can help me.

...

09:51

ALERT! Plan for 2 new massive mines in the same (Texas Brine) underground deposit in Assumption Parish Louisiana "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Nearly six years after the catastrophic failure of a salt mine caused the Bayou Corne sinkhole, a company is planning two new massive mines in the same underground deposit in Assumption Parish.

The Louisiana Sinkhole Bugle

The Advocate State: Proposed salt dome caverns exceed safety standards, too far from Bayou Corne sinkhole to pose risk

Nearly six years after the catastrophic failure of a salt mine caused the Bayou Corne sinkhole, a company is planning two new massive mines in the same underground deposit in Assumption Parish.

The recently approved permit is the first for the Napoleonville Salt Dome since the Louisiana Office of Conservation halted new mining in the area and adopted safety regulations in reaction to the sinkhole disaster that attracted worldwide headlines, state officials said. . . . (more)

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09:48

How One Man Accidentally Found A Loophole in the ATM and Stole a Total of $500K "IndyWatch Feed National"

Photo source: https://www.financemagnates.com/

Dan Saunders was a lonely bartender with $3 to his name. He was penny pinching every single day of his life because he had to. When he really needed the extra cash, he would use his credit card. That was his life he couldnt afford to splurge. Life was expensive and he had no choice but to watch what he spent on. Then in February 2011, he decided to let lose one night and have a drink or two with his friends.

This was when fate took a turn for the often hard-up 29-year old. He stumbled upon an ATM loophole that changed his life

Running Out of Cash

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Saunders was throwing back a few drinks with some of his buds at the Bulls Head Hotel in Wangaratta, North-Eastern Victoria. They were having fun, but as always, he didnt have enough cash on him. So, he decided to leave the bar for a moment to withdraw more cash from the National Australia Bank (NAB) ATM. Then, he realized that he only had $3 left, which meant that he didnt have enough to buy one more drink. So, he resorted to another method.

09:46

Jeff Baldock (volunteered his land) : the Kimba waste dump selection vote a matter for locals only. "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Jeff Baldock Submission To : Committee Secretariat, Senate Standing Committee on Ecomomics Re-Proposed National Radioactive Waste Management Facility From :- (Submission No.39)

I am a 60yr old, 3rd generation farmer from Kimba. Along with my wife, two sons, our daughter and their families including 7 grandchildren, we run our properties which produce cereals, legumes, oilseeds, sheep, meat and wool.

TERMS OF REFERENCE

A ) FINANCIAL COMPENSATION The compensation offered to the landowner for this project is in line with any other land sale in our area, that involves the purchase of a small portion of someones land to be used for a specific purpose.

B) BROAD COMMUNITY SUPPORT (i) The definition of Broad Community Support. (ii) How Broad Community Support has been or will be determined for each process advancement stage.

I believe Broad Community Support is anything over 50% of the people, who reside in our district council area, along with Council support and clear direct neighbour support.

  1. INDIGENOUS SUPPORT I am unaware of any real interest being shown from the Barngarla group from our area, other than a small group visited the Kimba sites but declined an offer to meet with the landowners. You will need to refer to the dept. who have had contact with them.(D) COMMUNITY BENEFIT PROGRAM

    Being a small rural community that relies heavily on farming along with our ever shrinking population, means it is gettin...

09:45

11 Awesome Reaction Prediction Worksheet Answers Photos "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

chemistry archive february 27 2018 admin page 73 careless 22 beautiful graph 11 1 describing chemical reactions first law thermodynamics worksheet free worksheets library valentine s day differences lesson plan chemistry archive may 03 2017 rates of reaction factors edexcel 9 1 by...

09:42

Liberal Sites Now Claim #WalkAway Hashtag Is Work Of Russian Bots, Too "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Twitchy: Youd think Vladimir Putin would give it a rest after getting his puppet candidate, Donald Trump, elected President of the United States, but apparently, Russia just cant stop meddling with American social media. In the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting, CNN ran a piece attributing the rise in pro-gun and pro-NRA tweets []

09:42

Is Australia Racist? Today Show Trolls Everyone, Pleases No-One With Worlds Dumbest Question "IndyWatch Feed National"

You might think it was all supposed to go another way or you might not, depending on your perspective, of course.

Overnight, the Today Show warned viewers via its Facebook page that it would be asking if Australia is a racist country on this mornings show.

Its always good to warn your audience when youre about to do something especially stupid gives them time to switch off. or switch on. Again, depends on your perspective. Its also a curious question from a show quite renowned for its casual racism but well bite is Australia a racist country?

Well, people of colour (and many whiteys) are overwhelmingly claiming yes in the comments that follow the post. And those claiming no usually go on to explain why while saying something ignorant and racist.

This is one of the better ones, from a muppet called Callan Kennedy: No were just frustrated at the amount of people Australia lets in. Causing extremely bad traffic and making it hard to find a job. An MCG amount of people every year into Melbourne. By the way how bad are Asian drivers?

Indeed.

In any event, the answer if youre interested is clearly Yes but its actually just all about the clicks. But it begs an even better question literally as in, what would be a better question?

Pretty clearly thats this: Is the Today Show A Steaming Pile Of Poop?

Comment below.

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09:41

Samoa recalls vaccine after baby deaths "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lameko Siu, one of two children who died minutes after being receiving the MMR vaccine at a program in Samoa on Friday (July 6). Photo AVN

WELLINGTON, AAP Samoan health officials have recalled a vaccine as they investigate the deaths of two babies shortly after immunisation.

The one-year-olds both died after being given a measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine at the district hospital in Savaii last Friday, according to the countrys government.

According to a media release from the AVN, the family of the first child told reporters that their daughter, Lannacallystah Samuelu, was dead only three minutes after the nurse administered the vaccine.

The family of another one-year-old, Lameko Siu, heard of Lannacallystahs death which had occurred just two hours earlier. As a result, the mother refused vaccination for fear that her son would suffer a similar fate.

Ignoring the wishes of this family, the hospital nurse administered the vaccine and within a minute, this child was also dead, AVN reported.

Director General of Health Leausa Take Naseri told AAP the vaccines have been immediately recalled and the immunisation programme paused while the deaths are probed, .

Police are looking into the matter, and Dr Naseri said the nurses involved had been moved for their own safety.

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, in a statement, called for a full inquiry.

There are already processes that will determine if negligence is a factor, he said.

And if so, rest assured those processes will be implemented to the letter to ensure that such a tragedy will not be repeated and those responsible will be made to answer.

 

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09:41

Noctilucent clouds shine over North Wales, UK "IndyWatch Feed World"

Along with the current heat wave, the summer has also brought a completely different phenomenon to North Wales. Despite clouds being a rare sight in the sky at the moment, this image depicts 'space clouds' shining in the Anglesey skyline. The noctilucent clouds, which are a summer-only phenomenon, are seven times higher than normal weather clouds, and are made of ice formed around tiny dust particles left behind by shooting stars. The photograph was taken in Amlwch by John Rowlands, who runs the Facebook page 'Space_Clouds' , where he shares photographs and information about the clouds.

09:40

German Auto Companies Sign Manufacturing Deal With China "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It is more than likely President Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross knew this was in the making several months ago.  In hindsight it now appears Germany presented a false proposal to U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell intentionally to poke him Continue reading

09:39

300 Drowned "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

While the mesmerized world watched a cave in Thailand, three hundred people drowned last week.

Not a word of this did one see in the media of the western world.  You see, the dead were illegal immigrants from North Africa.  It is reported seven hundred thousand of them are camped in Libya, waiting to get across the Med.


Chris Hogben, NCA head of operations for organised immigration crime, said rescue boats manned by non-governmental organisations were inadvertently aiding people smugglers.
The NGOs are supposed to rescue people once they are more than 12 miles from the Libyan coast, but come in much closer, he said.
He said: They make it easier for the crime groups who now send a boat with not enough fuel on purpose as they know they will be picked up.
The details emerged at a briefing on Project Invigor, a joint NCA, Home Office, Coastguard, Border Force and Crown Prosecution Service operation, costing 14million a year to run.
Around 140 officers make up the squad which has 250 live investigations into organised gangs trying to sneak people into the UK and those forging documents to aid them and keep illegal immigrants here.
The main sources for migrants into Europe are Libya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Niger and Afghanistan. Mr Dowdall said that smugglers collectively make up to 6billion a year charging would-be migrants.

Australians should note well the policies of the Labor Party which would reopen the country's boundaries to thousand of people like these - same colour, same fanatical religious zeal, different part of the world.

09:38

Le bail emphytotique Madagascar, est-il une vente de la patrie ? "IndyWatch Feed World"

09 Jul 2018 | TANYLa mise en location de millions d'hectares de terre malgaches, sous forme de bail emphytotique, des investisseurs, notamment trangers, comme mthode de dvelopper le pays et son agriculture est prne par les dirigeants malgaches dans le Programme Sectoriel de l'Agriculture, Elevage et Pche 2016-2020

09:38

Dutch-based banks continue to finance deforestation and land-grabbing "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

02 Jul 2018 | MilieudefensieDutch-based ABN AMRO, ING and Rabobank are structurally involved in scandals concerning destruction of rainforest and land-grabbing in Asia and Africa. Milieudefensie is calling on the banks to cease financing the industrial palm oil sector.

09:37

Benjamin Netanyahu Is Cozying Up to Europes Worst Authoritarians "IndyWatch Feed World"

Europe needs to decide whether it wants to live and prosper, or it will disappear. Those words belong not to former White House senior adviser Steve Bannon or the chairwoman of the ultranationalist Alternative for Germany, Frauke Petry, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who shared them with his Hungarian counterpart, Viktor Orban, in Budapest last year. As Noa Landau argues in Haaretz, this was not merely a prescient glimpse of Israels systematic warming to the Visegrd Four but an abandonment of the governing principles upon which it claims to pride itself.

In Landaus telling, the linchpin of this burgeoning alliance is the migrant crisis engulfing Europe and the Middle East. Both Poland and Hungary, which are led by far-right governments, have advocated for screening centers within their borders, while European Union leadership has balked at such measures. Slovakia and the Czech Republic have ostensibly center-right governments, but the former has made no secret of its distaste for migrants, and the latters president, Milos Zeman, is a fervent Trump supporter with a long-reported history of Islamophobia.

Israel has been exploiting this internal, complex and delicate European dissent in recent years in order to change the way decisions about its politics are made in the EU, Landau contends. Observers in Brussels point to a chilling effect created by the alliance between Israel and the V-4 on the ability to issue joint statements in the name of all 28 EU members.

Netanyahu has already seen returns on his diplomatic investment. In May, Israel successfully thwarted the EU from condemning the United States relocation of its embassy. According to the Times of Israel, objections by Hungary, the Czech Republic and Romania helped Jerusalem stop the statement.

As the embassy incident reveals, its not just V-4 nations that Netanyahu is cultivating. Israel has developed ties to Austria, Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Cyprus and Greece, many of whose democracies are comparatively weaker than those in the rest of Europe. Fueled by Chinese investment in the region, Berlin is preparing for the possibility that states in Central and Eastern Europe may leave the EU and set up a European-Asian autocratic union, writes Landau.

T...

09:36

Remnants Of Tropical Storm Beryl Hit Puerto Rico NWS Forecast 437 PM AST Mon July 9 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Beryl remnants over Puerto Rico.
VOA reported Sunday night: Forecasters predicted that even though the storm is losing strength, it could bring significant rain to the islands still trying to recover from the devastating 2017 hurricane season. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello warned of more power outages as the storm passes over the island Monday. More than 1,500 homes are without power nine months after Hurricane Maria made landfall. He also urged the thousands without sturdy roofs to move in with relatives or into government shelters.
NHC said Beryl was packing winds of up to 75 kilometers per hour late Sunday
. One Storm May Gain Strength as Another Weakens in Atlantic, July 08, 2018 10:37 PM, VOA News https://www.voanews.com/a/one-storm-may-gain-strength-as-another-weakens-in-atlantic/4474491.html
ABC news reported Monday night: ...

09:34

Five questions for climate expert Professor Tim Flannery "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The 2016 Paris Agreement, to which Papua New Guinea is a signatory, has committed governments across the globe to a low carbon future. What does that mean for business? Renowned climate expert Professor Tim Flannery tells Business Advantage PNG there will be enormous opportunities.

Professor Tim Flannery

Business Advantage PNG: Youre addressing the 2018 PNG Investment Conference in August on opportunities that will arise from a low carbon future. What will a low carbon future look like?

Tim Flannery: The low carbon future actually needs to be a carbon negative future. The impacts will be economy-wide, from a big expansion in aquaculture to changed agricultural practices, to construction materials, to new industrial power sources.

BAPNG: Transitioning to a low carbon economy is sometimes portrayed as a negative for business, involving costs and additional risks. Is there a more positive way of looking at it, from a business perspective?

Flannery: Avoiding severe impacts from climate change is likely to involve a global carbon price, so there will be some costs. But the opportunities are where business should be focused. The opportunities in seaweed farming alone (already a multi-billion dollar business) are enormous. In future, its likely that seaweed will be providing large volumes of methane from improved bio-digesters, along with building materials, feedstocks and innovative medical supplies.

BAPNG: What kinds of businesses need to start thinking about these issues?

Flannery: Just about every business needs to think about the trends that are already arising and which will grow in future. In the power industry, the transformation is well advanced, but will deepen as concentrated solar thermal power transforms industrial processes.

Mining is already being impacted as the coal industry shrinks and new opportunities arise in l...

09:33

Got A Pulse, A Conscience And A Funny Bone? Then You Need To See Hannah Gadsbys Nanette "IndyWatch Feed National"

If you have Netflix, and a beating heart, then set aside an hour and watch Australian comedian Hannah Gadsbys new special, Nanette.

Were not going to review it for you. Were not going to spoil any of the punch lines. Were just going to tell you Nanette is some of the best, most powerful comedy ever produced. Its also probably the bravest comedy ever made, and will make you laugh and cry at the same time a craugh.

It will also likely inspire the absolute shit out of you, which helps explain why the performance has received five star reviews across the globe, and has won Best Show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. Gadsby herself also won Best Comedy Performer at the Helpmann Awards.

You can find out more details by clicking here.

And heres the official trailer.

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09:33

Women entrepreneurs say ICT infrastructure and expertise delivering economic benefits "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

As Papua New Guinea moves into an era driven by technology, both business and the role of women in business are being transformed, Mollina Kapal tells Business Advantage PNG.

Westpacs awards (left to right): Karo Lelai Winner of the PWC Private Sector Award; Mollina Mercy Kapal Winner of the Precinct Public Sector Award; Ruth Kissam Winner of the Trukai Community Award and overall WOW winner; Priscilla Kevin Winner of the Steamships Not For Profit Award; Crystel Kewe Winner of the IBBM Young Achievers Award; Cybel Druma Winner of the Moore Printing Sports Award. Source: Westpac

For Mollina Kapal, a winner in this years Westpac Outstanding Women of the Year (WOW) awards, expertise in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has been fundamental to her successful career.

Having ICT skills and capabilities opens up a wide range of career opportunities, as well as delivering great business outcomes, says Kapal, who is the Principal Project Engineer for the National Information & Communications Technology Authority of Papua New Guinea.

 The roll-out of reduced voice and data rates is a big win for business, she says.

People have better access to information and can connect across an often logistically challenged country and with the world, Kapal adds.

Uptake

Despite the late start in Papua New Guineas uptake of ICT, Kapal says people have quickly adapted to new technologies and have been embracing the benefits.

Weve seen an uplift for businesses and in overall productivity but, more importantly, capability in ICT has provided great opportunities for women in business.

Echoing this sentiment, Luania Temu, founder of Ui Tiki Fashion and one of three finalists in the...

09:30

Kiwi dickhead rags Aussie Muzzies "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

As previously reported on Whaleoil, Westcity Baptist Church pastor Logan Robertson is a whacker, and thats putting it charitably. Now hes gone and made trouble here in Oz, and is getting kicked out of the country. More than just another example of a Kiwi ratbag making trouble in our wonderful country, Robertsons case also exposes [] The post Kiwi dickhead rags Aussie Muzzies appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:27

Democrats say Trump creating 200,000+ new jobs for American workers is reckless Dems beg for economic crash "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By

Last week the Labor Department released economic and employment data that should make every single American smile, especially American leaders.

But it didnt.

Instead of celebrating the fact that President Donald Trump billionaire businessman and mega-jobs creator when he was still in the private sector has managed to revive the U.S. economy from its moribund state under his predecessor in just 17 months, Democrats tried to spin the numbers in a negative way.

They tried to characterize monster job and economic growth as reckless.

Mindboggling.

As reported by the Washington Examiner, top Democrats and the Democratic Party trivialized Junes 213,000 new jobs created and demonized Republicans for helping their president create an environment of solid growth by passing tax reform last year.

The June #JobsReport shows what is at stake from the brewing storm of rising health costs, spiraling trade uncertainty & an economy being hollowed out to enrich big corporations & the wealthiest 1 percent. Americans deserve better than the GOPs raw deal, tweeted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., whose economic policies would turn the U.S. into a giant Venezuela were she in charge.

DNC Chairman and former Labor Secretary under Obama, Thomas Perez wrote, With slow wage growth, rising health care premiums, and skyrocketing gas prices across the country, Donald Trumps reckless policies are hurting millions of hardworking families. Trump and Republicans in Congress have been so determined to undermine workers that they h...

09:27

Smarter renewables open up new markets "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The need to stop global warming in its tracks has spurred the growth of two smarter renewables that are helping to reshape the electricity industry.

09:26

Meteor fireball plunges into Mediterranean sea off the coast of Spain "IndyWatch Feed World"

On July 9th, a meteor fireball was recorded over Andalusia and the Mediterranean Sea by YouTube user 'Meteors'. The event was produced by a fragment from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 65,000 km/h. The meteorite would have fallen into the sea, with a mass of just a few grams.

09:25

The Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement announces the First Annual Nat Turner Day! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post The Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement announces the First Annual Nat Turner Day! appeared first on It's Going Down.

To commemorate the first day of the prison strike, the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement (RAM) announces the first Nat Turner Day this August 21st, 2018.

It is no coincidence this is the first day of this years Nationwide Prison Strike and we couldnt be more honored to participate in this historic moment.

On this day in 1831 the Nat Turner Rebellion began. Nat Turner and his band of 70 comrades traveled from plantation to plantation to slay their oppressors and free those they encountered along the way. This act of rebellion is an important precursor for our struggle today. The initiative of these brave people to risk their own well-being to free those held in captivity around them, speaks both to the militancy necessary for community defense and the selflessness of revolutionary struggle.

Nat Turner Day is a holiday for revolutionaries, those who fight against the current forms of slavery and commit themselves to a liberated society. We celebrate those who came before us, and those who today devote their lives to abolishing this horrendous system of modern slavery.

Join us for solidarity with the prison strikers and festivities celebrating Nat Turner, and all revolutionaries past and present, while we bring much needed attention to the struggle of our day!

The context of the prison strike:

People incarcerated in the United States, suffering some of the worst abuses in the world, are calling for a nationwide prison strike on August 21st. We at the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement stand with these brave individuals and support their demands for better conditions and revolutionary action as they risk their lives and health, not only for themselves but for the millions incarcerated nationwide.

The impetus for this call arose from the shameful and egregious loss of life recently at Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina. The problem, prison organizers argue, stems from greed and a lack of respect...

09:23

Journo-terrorism: NYT calls for mafia tactics including murder and car bombings to halt Trumps Supreme Court pick "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By

The perpetually triggered Left-wing anti-American media types are losing their minds over the successes of President Donald Trump and Republicans, and now some elements are calling for all-out war against him and his supporters.

As POTUS Trump prepared to name his next Supreme Court nominee due to the retirement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, a mostly reliable constitutionalist who occasionally bucked the trend and voted with the courts lawless liberal activists, The New York Times editorial board demonstrated they would rather the country be plunged into civil war than to allow the president and the GOP-controlled Senate to exercise their due authorities.

Rather than encourage Democrats to adopt political positions on issues that are palatable to a majority of voters, the board dog-whistled to the deranged American Left to rise up against our own government in order to disrupt the SCOTUS nomination and confirmation process.

The board recommended citizens go Godfather over it as in, start resorting to targeted murders, bombings, and other Mafia-type activity to save democracy and save the country.

Frankly, thats outrageously irresponsible and, some will argue, it amounts to sedition. The boards July 6theditorial began this way:

With Republicans controlling the Senate and the judicial filibuster dead, the Democrats odds of denying President Trump a second Supreme Court appointment are slim. Barring some unforeseen development, the president will lock in a 5-to-4 conservative majority, shifting the court solidly to the right for a generation.

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09:22

55 Sweet Things Every Man Secretly Wants to Hear "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sure, we tend to love when our boyfriends compliment us but do we really compliment them back? Sometimes we might, but when it comes to really saying something that makes them feel good we often fall short.

If you want to make your man feel good or just brighten his day a little saying something that you mean and really paying attention to him will do great things. Complimenting your partner helps them to realize that you notice the efforts they are making and it reaffirms your attraction to them even when youve been together for a long time.

It is important to help our partners build self-confidence and if he isnt acting himself a compliment can go a long way. Below you will find a list of meaningful things you can say to your partner to really make your relationship a more positive one. While you can change them up a bit if you know them to be true they should come easily.

55 Meaningful Things To Say To Your Boyfriend:

1. I love you.

2. You make me feel so safe.

3. I love your eyes.

4. Thank you for all that you do.

5. You are so handy.

6. You are the funniest man Ive ever met!

7. Man, the ladies really cant keep their eyes off you can they?

8. I love spending time with you.

9. You smell so good.

10. That shirt looks so good on you.

11. Your voice is so sexy.

12. Everything would be better if there were more people like you in this world.

13. You always know exactly what to say.

14. I am so proud of you.

15. You are such a good listener.

16. I love how charming you are.

17. You are so smart.

18. You always know how to calm me down.

19. I dont know what I would do without you.

20. Is there anything you cant do?

21. You are so kind.

22. You are so stylish!

23. Wow, your teeth look really clean.

24. I feel so at home in your arms.

25. You are number 1 in my book.

26. You make my heart melt.

27. You make me feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

28. You are such a thoughtful boyfriend.

29. I cant stop telling my friends how great you are.

30. You are my better half.

31. I was just thinking about you.

32. You really...

09:22

RADV Driver Gets Faster Shader LLVM Compilation "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

It's an exciting day in RADV land as in addition to work on the new Vulkan 1.1.80 extensions, David Airlie landed a patch he's been baking for speeding up the shader compilation performance for this open-source Radeon Vulkan driver within Mesa...

09:21

Boris Johnson resigns amid Brexit fallout "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-10/british-foreign-secretary-boris-johnson-resigns/9960842

British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Jeremy Hunt as foreign minister after predecessor Boris Johnson resigned in protest at the Governments plans for a close trading relationship with the European Union.

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Ms Mays office said in a statement.

The appointment of Mr Hunt, the long-serving health minister, sees a close May ally replace the maverick Mr Johnson, and could alter the Brexit balance of Ms Mays top ministerial team.

Mr Johnson, a vocal supporter of Britain leaving the European Union, slammed Ms May in his resignation letter, accusing her of flying white flags of surrender in negotiations with the EU.

Brexit should be about opportunity and hope, Mr Johnson wrote.

bye bye boris..the global forces rejoice again as they try to snuff out brexit..

w...

09:21

8 Common Warning Signs Found In Those Who Are Contemplating Suicide "IndyWatch Feed World"

Suicide is something that not only affects the person ending his or her life but affects everyone around them. While you might not think anyone close to you is thinking about it, chances are you are wrong.

Suicide is a lot more common than youd think and if you or anyone close to you is thinking about it please do not hesitate to get the help that is needed. If this is a touchy subject for you then please continue at your own risk. Before we dive into the signs please note that you can use any of the following hotlines/text-lines to get free guidance if you do not have someone within your close circle you feel comfortable talking with.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (Available 24/7)

Call 1-800-273-8255 (They also offer an online chat option if you do not feel comfortable speaking on the phone, click here for more information on that.)

Crisis Text Line: (Available 24/7)

Text HOME to 741741 (This doesnt have to be a crazy outrageous crisis moment it can be anything you consider to be a crisis to you. Sometimes the smallest situations can feel enormous and this is a great resource to use in those moments.)

Below I am going to go over some of the more common red flags that someone you love might be thinking about suicide. That being said, sometimes these signs are not present. Please if someone comes to you for advice or to share their struggles dont make them feel invalid. When they say they might be thinking about suicide, take them seriously.

8 Red Flags That Someone You Love Might Be Thinking About Suicide:

1. They mention feeling trapped or not wanting to live anymore.

This person might come to you and mention saying that they feel hopeless or trapped in their lives. This is not something that should be taken lightly. You can tell when there is a change within someone and as mentioned above if someone says they dont want to be alive it should be taken seriously.

2. They seem to have no motivation at all.

This person out of what seems like nowhere has begun withdrawing. It might continue on for quite awhile or it might progress quickly. They dont partake in any of their hobbies and they just seem completely unmotivated.

3. They suffer from depression or bipolar disorder.

Dont get me wrong not everyone with depression or Bipolar disorder is going to attempt suicid...

09:16

Animals Are Now Going Extinct 1,000 Times Faster Than The Natural Rate "IndyWatch Feed World"

Extinction happens and there is nothing we can do to truly stop it, but could we be causing different species to go extinct much quicker than the normal rate? Sadly, we are and the damage we have done isnt something that can be changed.

A lot of the time we dont even know for sure which species we are truly affected when we do different things. Everything from hunting, climate change, habitat loss, and so much more have been affecting and will continue to affect many different species across the globe. I recently came across a study from back in 2014, and it really put things into perspective for me.

This study was published in Conservation Biology and its abstract goes as follows:

A key measure of humanitys global impact is by how much it has increased species extinction rates. Familiar statements are that these are 1001000 times prehuman or background extinction levels. Estimating recent rates is straightforward, but establishing a background rate for comparison is not. Previous researchers chose an approximate benchmark of 1 extinction per million species per year (E/MSY). We explored disparate lines of evidence that suggest a substantially lower estimate. Fossil data yield direct estimates of extinction rates, but they are temporally coarse, mostly limited to marine hardbodied taxa, and generally involve genera not species. Based on these data, typical background loss is 0.01 genera per million genera per year. Molecular phylogenies are available for more taxa and ecosystems, but it is debated whether they can be used to estimate separately speciation and extinction rates. We selected data to address known concerns and used them to determine median extinction estimates from statistical distributions of probable values for terrestrial plants and animals. We then created simulations to explore effects of violating model assumptions. Finally, we compiled estimates of diversificationthe difference between speciation and extinction rates for different taxa. Median estimates of extinction rates ranged from 0.023 to 0.135 E/MSY. Simulation results suggested over and underestimation of extinction from individual phylogenies partially canceled each other out when large sets of phylogenies were analyzed. There was no evidence for recent and widespread prehuman overall declines in diversity. This implies that average extinction rates are less than average diversification rates. Median diversification rates were 0.050.2 new species per million species per year. On the basis of these results, we concluded that typical rates of background extinction may be closer to 0.1 E/MSY. Thus, current extinction rates are 1,000 times higher than natural background rates of extinction and future rates are likely to be 10,0...

09:15

Time split to the nanosecond is precisely what Wall Street wants "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/29/technology/computer-networks-speed-nasdaq.html?ref=oembe d

Computer scientists at Stanford University and Google have created technology that can track time down to 100 billionths of a second. It could be just what Wall Street is looking for.

System engineers at Nasdaq, the New York-based stock exchange, recently began testing an algorithm and software that they hope can synchronize a giant network of computers with that nanosecond precision. They say they have built a prototype, and are in the process of deploying a bigger version.

For an exchange like Nasdaq, such refinement is essential to accurately order the millions of stock trades that are placed on their compu...

09:14

25 Fresh Science 8 Electromagnetic Spectrum Worksheet Photograph "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

grade 10 physics 2012 electromagnetic spectrum worksheet teaching resources tone worksheet 1 careless nature of waves new aqa spec by sciencesuccesswirral teaching 2011 4th quarter assignments 8th grade earth science physical science energy worksheets worksheets for all bill nye waves video worksheet under wireless...

09:13

Andrew Baldock (offered his land for nuclear waste dump) dismisses objections to the plan "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Andrew Baldock  Submission to Senate Standing Committees on Economics Re Proposed National Radioactive Waste Management Facility (Submission no. 38)

I am a 4th generation farmer in the Kimba District with all 4 of my grandparents being from pioneering farming families of the district. I farm with my wife Dale and soon to be 4 children as well as my brother and his wife and children, my sister and her husband and children, along with our parents.

Our family has been involved in this process from the outset with our family nominating a parcel of land in the initial round of applications which failed to progress to the technical assessment stage due to a lack of neighbouring support. We have since offered up a number of parcels of land to the community renomination process of which one site Napandee was put forward to support the community in re-entering the NRWMF assessment process as a result of strong community and neighbouring support.

I am pleased to be able to provide information to the inquiry on the appropriateness and thoroughness of the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility (NRWMF) site selection process in Kimba SA. I give my permission for this submission to be made public and would be available to speak with the Senate committee to answer any further questions on the Kimba process with particular reference to:

a) the financial compensation offered to applicants for the acquisition of land under the Nominations of Land Guidelines;

The fi...

09:11

Crows making tools, video "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This video says about itself:

28 June 2018

New Caledonian crows can remember what a tool looks like and then make a new one just from memory. Read more here.

09:09

CNN Mocked For Article Attacking Army, But Use Pics Of Navy And Marines "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

So dumb. And the story itself is wrong. Via Daily Caller: CNN came under fire today for publishing an article that criticizes the U.S. Army and accidentally using photos of enlisted Marine and Navy recruits to accompany the piece. The article, titled Immigrants are increasingly denied entry to the U.S. Army and a path []

09:07

21 Elegant Canterbury Tales the General Prologue Worksheet Answers Images "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

52 best the canterbury tales images on pinterest 77 best the canterbury tales images on pinterest how to organize your school papers 5 steps with how to organize your school papers 5 steps with introduction to chaucer middle english and the canterbury tales the pardoner...

09:06

#DisarmPSU Reportback: We Will Be Back! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post #DisarmPSU Reportback: We Will Be Back! appeared first on It's Going Down.

The following report from the Portland State University Student Union was originally published on Cutting Class.

Portland State University students, alumni, faculty, and community members rallied and marched to #DisarmPSU on July 1st, 2018, three years after the first officers were sworn and armed. This rally came after the campus police murder of Jason Washington on June 29th. Family and friends of Jason Washington also joined our rally in solidarity and to mourn the loss of their loved one.

The Portland State University Student Union (PSUSU) organized this emergency action upon learning the news of the tragic, senseless murder of Jason Washington. We commenced our action at Pioneer Courthouse Square to a crowd of a few hundred. PSUSU members talked about the history of #DisarmPSU and how the decision was made. We called out the former university president, Wim Wiewel, and the PSU Board of Trustees for their decision to create a campus police force despite opposition from students, staff, faculty, and community members.

We challenged the rhetoric of the university and exposed the real reasons they made this decision. The PSU Board of Trustees claimed it would reduce sexual assault, yet they have ignored the serial rapist on campus. They claimed we were the only major urban university without a police force. The creation of the Portland State University campus police was intended to control space. Campus security have a history of criminalizing homeless people on campus, sweeping them o...

09:05

Boris Johnson gone, all British Conservative ministers should follow "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from the British parliament says about itself:

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn Responds to Boris Johnson Resignation to Theresa [May] in Houses of Parliament, London, England, UK, July 9, 2018.

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

After Davis and Johnson quit: now its time for the rest of them

THE resignations of Brexit secretary David Davis and foreign secretary Boris Johnson clearly show that Theresa May has no authority, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told MPs today.

Their departures came in response to the Brexit blueprint that she cobbled together during a 12-hour Cabinet meeting at Chequers last Friday, which would see Britain agree a common rule book with the European Union.

Before Mr Johnsons resignation was announced, his Labour counterpart Emily Thornberry listed ministerial quitters since November last year Sir Michael Fallon, Priti Patel, Damian Green, Justine Greening,...

09:03

Water and sanitation, migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development "IndyWatch Feed World"

This briefing considers the impact of migration on the achievement of SDG 6, which requires safely managed water and sanitation services for all.

09:00

Digital image of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Federation president Hazim Arafeh explained that one of the two, Lauren Southern, should not be afforded the right to free speech, because she abuses her right of freedom of speech. Shes just going to give a talk in which shes just going to insult all of us I dont think insulting Muslims comes under free [] The post Digital image of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:00

Rise of China creating opportunities and risks, says Treasurer Abel "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Treasurer Charles Abel said the rise of China is creating opportunities for Papua New Guinea. But he also pointed to potential risks and a need to develop PNGs relationship with Australia.

Treasurer Charles Abel Source: Lowy Institute

Speaking at the Lowy Institute recently, Abel observed that one thing that is certain is the rise of China.

I think we can all appreciate what is happening in a global and a regional sensethe elevation of the Asia Pacific.

You have got to engage with China. China is coming and China is presenting many opportunities for countries like Papua New Guinea.

They are providing options for us in terms of funding and capital and expertise.

There remains some concerns in terms of the way they conduct business.

They are competing in the same space that traditionally countries like Australia and the United States were in.

Challenges

Abel said the rise of China presents challenges, implying a need to continue the relationships with established partners.

Some of the things that the Chinese interaction brings are not necessarily conducive to good governance, particularly if some of our countrys institutional frameworks are weak.

We very much need our traditional partners to continue their engagement in the region and in Papua New Guinea to make sure there is some balance brought there and to support us in this development process.

While we appreciate the interaction with China, there remains some concerns in terms of the way they conduct business.

There is a definite shift and movement g...

09:00

"IndyWatch Feed Tech"

[KaZjjW] wanted to retrofit a pair of nicely styled vintage headphones to be able to play wirelessly over Bluetooth. In principle this is an easy task: simply stick a Bluetooth audio receiver on the line-in, add a battery, and youre all set. However, [KaZjjW] wanted to keep the aesthetic changes to the headphones at an absolute minimum, retaining the existing casing and volume control, whilst cramming the electronics entirely inside and out of sight.

With the inherent space constraints inside the cups of the headphones, this proved to be quite a challenge. The existing volume potentiometer which hung half outside the case was remounted on an ingenious hinge made of two PCBs, with the pot floating next to a surface mounted switch. This allowed it to not only control the volume, but also act as an on/off switch for the Bluetooth. The only other existing cuts in the casing were a circular hole for the audio cable, and a slit for the cable strain relief. These worked perfectly for an LED status indicator and micro-USB battery charging.

The main chip used for receiving audio over Bluetooth was the BM62 by Microchip. Its a great all-in-one solution for this kind of project as it has built-in battery charging, an on-board DAC and audio amp, as well as a serial control interface. In part 2 of the project log, the process of programming the BM62 was documented, and it was painful its a shame that the software support lets it down. But a hacker will always find a way, and weve seen some pretty neat hacks for...

08:58

10 Things You Need to Know About Kava "IndyWatch Feed World"

July 10th, 2018 By Dr. Edward F. Group Guest writer for Wake Up World A few years ago, my wife and I were on Hawaii"s big island and walking through a quaint shopping area when I noticed a small, hole-in-the-wall establishment that served kava. For the uninitiated, kava is a relaxing, non-alcoholic beverage made from the root []

08:54

The Daily "Near You?" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Elizabethton, Tennessee, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

08:53

"All Government..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"All government, in its essence, is a conspiracy against the superior man: its one permanent object is to oppress him and cripple him. If it be aristocratic in organization, then it seeks to protect the man who is superior only in law against the man who is superior in fact; if it be democratic, then it seeks to protect the man who is inferior in every way against both. One of its primary functions is to regiment men by force, to make them as much alike as possible and as dependent upon one another as possible, to search out and combat originality among them. All it can see in an original idea is potential change, and hence an invasion of its prerogatives. The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is very apt to spread discontent among those who are."
- H.L. Mencken

It's an insane asylum circus bordello....

08:49

Australian anti-vaxxers provide new model for the world "IndyWatch Feed National"

Originally posted on Jon Rappoport's Blog:
by Jon Rappoport July 9, 2018 (To join our email list, click here.) As the Australian bureaucrats double-down on their de-facto forced vaccination schemes (see ZeroHedges latest article Australia Will Now Fine Parents Twice a Month If They Don"t Vaccinate Their Kids), Im re-posting this piece I wrote

08:47

Cognitecs FaceVACS engine integrates face matching algorithm "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Cognitec Systems has concluded research and development efforts to advance the accuracy and speed of its face matching algorithm. The algorithm has been integrated into Cognitecs FaceVACS engine and is available in releases of all market-focused Cognitec products. In-house tests show performance levels on a variety of datasets across face recognition applications. These datasets range from passport-style images as found in national ID databases, to mugshot-style images used by law enforcement agencies, and facial images More

The post Cognitecs FaceVACS engine integrates face matching algorithm appeared first on Help Net Security.

08:44

Jordan Sather: Hill & Bill Fly Commercial / QAnon / Space Force / Pentagon Audit: An Unpleasant Surprise "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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08:44

A Green Light For Fake News: What The Rebel Wilson Case Means For All Of Us "IndyWatch Feed National"

Last month, Australian courts overturned a record defamation payout to actress Rebel Wilson for a series of junk stories published about her. The end result hurts us all, write Hannah Marshall and Danielle Kroon from Marque Lawyers.

Rebel Wilsons defamation suit is not actually about Rebel Wilson. Its about what claptrap the tabloids, and by association the press generally, can get away with publishing.

At trial, when Wilson won the biggest defamation damages award in Australian history, the judge made some damning findings about Bauer Media, which published the defamatory stories.

He said that Bauer knew the stories were false. They did it to maximise commercial opportunities (translation: to make more money), and as part of a campaign to take down Wilson. Oh yeah, there were also the insulting and harassing messages sent to Wilsons family.

When Wilson won it was a big deal. The press was, frankly, crapping itself. Bauer appealed the damages award. It had to, because of the broader implications of the case. Of the $4.5m in damages, $3.9m related to income that Wilson allegedly lost out on because of the publications. But lost income, lost profit, (economic loss in the biz) are amorphous concepts because they involve hypothesising about what might have happened were the defamation not published.

For the press, the issue was how much (or little) Wilson had to prove to get that massive damages award. It wasnt much. The trial judge took a few facts, applied some inferences and this thing called the grapevine effect, and out popped $3.9m.

Bauer appealed. A bunch of other publishers tried to join in because they were all worried about the precedent. The court wouldnt let them though; it said that Bauer would make the same arguments as them. So a lot rested on Bauers shoulders.

On appeal the whole $3.9m was overturned. And the other $650k for hurt feelings and damaged reputation was reduced to $600k.

Bauer won because the appeal court said that Wilson hadnt sufficiently proved that she suffered financial loss because of the defamation. There were too many gaps or problems with the evidence to infer that Wilson had lost an opportunity to work on f...

08:41

Amazon Is Quietly Selling Racist, Anti-Semitic Products, Report Finds "IndyWatch Feed World"

Amazon prides itself on the ability to sell and deliver almost any product imaginable. It also creates television shows and movies and builds its own electronics like the Kindle and Echo and runs such businesses as Whole Foods, Audible and IMDb. However, what should not be included in its vast offerings, according to its own policies, are products that promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual or religious intolerance or promote organizations with such views.

A new report from the Partnership for Working Families and the Action Center on Race & the Economy, however, outlines how Amazon continues to sell products and host content in violation of the companys own rules. Many of the products are made or promoted by hate groups, as classified by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, both of which monitor extremist groups.

As the report says, for growing racist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic movements, the breadth of Amazons business combined with its weak and inadequately enforced policies provides a number of channels through which hate groups can generate revenue, propagate their ideas, and grow their movements.

Among the items the researchers found are a Confederate Officer kids costume, which is stickered as Amazons Choice, with the Confederate flag pin and patch gift set [and a] hangmans noose lynching decal.

Even babies are not exempt: Parents looking for racist clothing for infants can purchase baby onesies featuring a burning cross.

And for just $3 at the Kindle store (and more in hard copy), consumers can purchase The Fable of the Ducks and the Hens: A Dramatic Saga of Intrigue, Propaganda and Subversion, written by the founder of the American Nazi Party, George Lincoln Rockwell.

The description on Amazons site, the report points out, makes no mention of Rockwells background or the racist propaganda in the book. Parents considering the book would see it described as a witty, colorfully illustrated story about ducks whose lives are ruined by an influx of pushy, scheming hens.

Nazi and modern-day white supremacist imagery is also available. There are swords with SS symbols, swastika necklaces and toys featuring Pepe the Frog, a cartoon animal popular within the alt-right. These items are sold both by Amazon and the third-party sellers it hosts.

The continued sales of these items, the report explains, are made possible by a combination of weak and poorly enforced policies.

According to The New York Times, some of the items were taken off the site as of Sunday, but others, like a sword with Nazi symbols, remained.

An Amazon spokesperson reiterated the companys anti-hate speech content to reporters Sunday, telling the Times that sellers mus...

08:37

Thursday Farewell Mike Treen: to join the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Thursday 12 July 2018 at 6:30 PM 9:30 PM Auckland Trades Hall, 147 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn

Image may contain: 1 person, eyeglasses

Thursday 12 July 2018 at 6:30 PM 9:30 PM

Auckland Trades Hall,
147 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn

A get-together of friends and supporters to Farewell Mike Treen who will represent NZ/Aotearoa on the 2018 international Freedom Flotilla to break Israels illegal & inhumane blockade of Gaza.
Mike is a life-long human rights campaigner and National Director of the Unite Union.
He will join many other prominent human rights advocates from over 20 countries on the four-boat flotilla in mid-July.
Please bring a plate if you can BYO.
Entry is free but donations to this important solidarity mission will be greatly appreciated.
Follow progress on our website: www.kiaoragaza.net

https://www.facebook.com/events/2092853540926832......

08:37

DeepMinds AI Agents Exceed Human-Level Gameplay in Quake III "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Submitted via IRC for BoyceMagooglyMonkey

AI agents continue to rack up wins in the video game world. Last week, OpenAI's bots were playing Dota 2; this week, it's Quake III, with a team of researchers from Google's DeepMind subsidiary successfully training agents that can beat humans at a game of capture the flag.

As we've seen with previous examples of AI playing video games, the challenge here is training an agent that can navigate a complex 3D environment with imperfect information. DeepMind's researchers used a method of AI training that's also becoming standard: reinforcement learning, which is basically training by trial and error at a huge scale.

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/4/17533898/deepmind-ai-agent-video-game-quake-iii-capture-the-flag


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08:35

Pelosi Forgets McConnells Name In Interview "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

She really has a medical problem. Via Daily Caller: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi forgot the name of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell during a Sunday interview, while explaining that recent criticism of her is sexist. In the interview with Rolling Stone, Pelosi was asked what margin she believes she needed to win to become []

08:30

Bob Jones: This dire duo should be flogged and certainly have no place in journalism "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Press Gallery is reknown for shameless and often cruel pack-hunting on perceived wounded Parliamentarians. The current whipping boy is Kelvin Davis. Read this from The Dominion Post if you can bear the staggering incompetence. Under the sub-heading Corrections, ironic with what followed given the lack of editorial correction, was a story last week, jointly written (did they each contribute a line?) by Michael Daly and Laura Walters. The post Bob Jones: This dire duo should be flogged and certainly have no place in journalism appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:30

Classic Crime Drama: Between The Lines S01 E09 Watching the Detectives "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Between the Lines is a television police drama series created by J. C. Wilsher and produced by World Productions for the BBC. It was first shown on BBC1 between 1992 and 1994, running for three series.

The show centred on the eventful life of Detective Superintendent Tony Clark, played by Neil Pearson. Clark was an ambitious member of the Complaints Investigation Bureau (CIB), an internal organisation of the Metropolitan Police that investigates claims of corruption inside the police force. Along the way Clark had to overcome strong influence from his superiors and problems in his private life, most notably the break-up of his marriage following an affair with WPC Jenny Dean (Lesley Vickerage). Throughout the series Clark was assisted by sidekicks Harry Naylor (Tom Georgeson) and Mo Connell (Siobhan Redmond).

The show became a surprise hit for the BBC, winning a British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) for Best Drama Series in 1994. In 2000 it was voted into the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes by the British Film Institute. The series was reviewed in an episode of the BBC documentary series Call the Cops, which stated the series had found a way of getting to grips with the corruption scandals of the 1990s

08:26

Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers press Apple, Google on data collection | 21M affected by Timehop breach | Zuckerberg passes Buffett on rich list | Latest on Twitter's bot crackdown "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 Morgan Chalfant (@mchalfant16),...

08:25

Jessica Morgans enthusiastic endorsement of ANSTO and the nuclear waste dump plan for Kimba "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Jessica Morgan. Submission to Senate on Selection process for a national radioactive waste management facility in South Australia. (Submission no. 37)

My husband and I live and work in Hawker and are raising our three children here, our two oldest attend Hawker Area School and our youngest will be three this year. I have lived here for ten years and my husband over 20, we welcome this project. We believe it is a wonderful opportunity for our community and believe firmly in the benefits of increased employment. We also believe that this facility will ensure other essential services in our town, such as the hospital, police, and improved mobile phone coverage. We also hope that this project may assist in increasing student numbers at the school. In June 2016 when on a personal trip to Sydney I had the benefit of visiting ANSTO, I was taken on a tour which included going to level 13 and visiting the waste storage areas. I have stood next to and touched the canister containing the intermediate level waste with my 9 month old baby in a carrier on my chest, feeling totally confident of my own safety and that of my child. I left ANSTO very impressed not only in their contribution to our first class medical system, which Australia is so fortunate to have, but also the work in other areas of science and technology. Having seen the waste storage areas I saw first hand the need for the national waste facility to be located at another site. I also learnt the vast difference between the reactor at Lucas Heights and nuclear power reactors in other countries, with the main reactors coming to mind being Fukushima and Chernobyl. Nuclea...

08:22

Zimbabwe To Have Its Own Stable Currency Backed By Gold "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Zanu-PFs Representative in the United Kingdom and Europe, and avowed supporter of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Nick Mangwana has confirmed that Zanu-PF is working on introducing a local currency backed by gold. This follows similar pronouncements made by President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Terrence Mukupe in recent weeks. Writing on Twitter, Mangwana said

Devolution & the roadmap for the return of the Zim$ were 2 of the major policy pronunciations made by Zanu PF last week. This is being done in a meticulous and responsible way. With controlled expenditure & backed by gold we can have a stable currency.

At the Bulawayo rally where an explosion occured later, President Emmerson Mnangagwa also said that Zimbabwe needed to introduce its own currency which it could control in order to solve the cash shortages and to restore its dignity. Said Mnangagwa

The US dollar today takes about 90 percent of our transactional activity in the economyWe have no control over the US dollar, it is time that we must adopt our way of restoring the dignity of our country by creating our own currency.

Mukupe has previously said that the Zimbabwe dollar will be reintroduced before President Emmerson Mnangagwa completes his first five-year term. Said Mukupe before,

Zimbabwe will have its own currency after putting the necessary fundamentals to deal with our own currency first, which will be there before the end of President Mnangagwa first five-year term as we would have managed to create the right and sustainable import cover.

This article (Zimbabwe To Have Its Own Stable Currency Backed By Gold: Mangwana) was originally published on Pindula News and syndicated by The Event Chronicle.

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08:20

Crime Drama:Blue Murder with Caroline Quentin S05 E04 This Charming Man "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Jack Taylor, the charismatic young singer of a local band, Rule 7, is found dead in his apartment. DCI Lewis and DI Mayne soon discover that Jack had a fractious relationship with just about everyone he came into contact with, including his brother, Sam, and his on-off girlfriend Amy. The bands manager, Matt Ferrer, had doubts about their new album and DS Butchers discovers that he is trying to get an ex-member back on board. But as another secret relationship comes to light, CCTV evidence proves that Jacks brother was not where he claimed to be that night. The case also brings DCI Lewis into conflict with Ellie, who is a massive fan of the band.

08:18

Chestnut-headed oropendolas in Panama "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

Chestnut-headed Oropendolas Take Over Panama Feeders July 9, 2018

Watch a group of Chestnut-headed Oropendolas bounce around the Panama Fruit Feeder cam as they forage on bananas.

Watch LIVE 24/7 with highlights and viewing resources at http://allaboutbirds.org/panamafeeders

The Panama Fruit Feeder Cam is a collaboration between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Canopy Family.

I saw this species in Costa Rica.

08:16

Pemiblanc (unverified) - 110,964,206 breached accounts "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In April 2018, a credential stuffing list containing 111 million email addresses and passwords known as Pemiblanc was discovered on a French server. The list contained email addresses and passwords collated from different data breaches and used to mount account takeover attacks against other services. Read more about the incident.

08:15

Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats S01 E05 Catch And Kill "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

From Wikipedia

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. 

08:15

Clintons Caught On Camera Flying Commercial, Reading Book About Child Sex Crimes "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Laura Loomer

Bill and Hillary Clinton have gone from Air Force one to Air Force none. This weekend, the former US president and failed presidential candidate were spotted together at the Delta terminal at Reagan International Airport in Washington, DC as they were preparing to board a commercial flight to LaGuardia Airport in New York.

It is unknown why Bill and Hillary were flying commercial, but the video of the Clintons on a commercial flight quickly went viral on social media and created a lot of buzz as to why the elite political family chose to fly among average Americans and deplorables instead of chartering a private plane as they usually do.

Two separate videos of the Clintons were posted by unknown passengers. The first video was filmed near the ticket counter at the Delta terminal at gate 20 in Washington DC. In the video, Hillary can be seen standing in the corner with two men, avoiding all possible interaction with other passengers, while Bill is standing next to the ticket counter taking a selfie with a young boy.

In the second video, which appears to be filmed by a different passenger, Bill and Hillary Clinton can be seen sitting in their seats on a commercial flight without any security detail. Hillary is wearing sunglasses on the plane avoiding eye contact with passengers, while Bill can be seen ready a copy of Crimson Lake, a book about the sexual assault and abduction of an underage girl.

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08:14

Things that smart people dont know "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

It would be interesting to make a list of things that smart people dont know.  Unfortunately, I dont have enough paper or barrels of ink.  One of my favorites is trade, where smart people think China is an outlier.  Actually, only tiny Belgium has more balanced trade than China:

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Why dont smart people know this?  Because they dont bother looking at the data.

Another misconception is that trade deficits are bad.  This article at National Interest caught my eye:

Trump is right to push on trade. A simple return to anything resembling a balanced international trading system would result in massive gains for the United States. What presidential advisors Peter Navarro and Wilbur Ross call the deficit drag depresses the American economy by about 3 percent overall. That is to say, if international trade were balanced, the American economy would be 3 percent larger than it is now.

I had to read this twice, to make sure my eyes werent deceiving me.  The Navarro/Ross argument is based on this equation:

GDP = C + I + G + (X-M)

They assume that if X-M is negative 3% of GDP, then this causes GDP to fall by 3%.  Actually it has no effect, because the negative caused by subtracting M (imports) is exactly balanced by a positive to C + I (consumption and investment).  Every time you buy an imported car, consumption rises by the amount of the purchase.  Every time someone buys an imported truck, investment rises by the amount of the purchase.  If you switch from imports to domestic cars, the labor to produce those domestic cars doesnt just magically appear on the scene, it gets diverted from some other type of production.  Can reducing the trade deficit boost total aggregate demand? No, for standard monetary offset reasons.  But even if Im wrong, higher AD has no long run impact on employment, for standard natural rate reasons.

Yup, this is all just EC101. And yes, Trumps top economic officials do not...

08:14

ACLU Says Less Than Half of Kids Trump Ripped From Parents Will Be Reunited Before Court Deadline "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Last Friday, the Trump administration complained that the deadline imposed by a federal judge was too "extreme" and could not be met. The judge didn't buy this argument, and the ACLU denounced the Trump administration's efforts to push back the deadline as a shameful attempt to "further prolong the suffering of these families."

08:13

Past is Prologue: Keystone brutality was allowed under Obama, but is encouraged under Trump "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Keystone pipeline has not gone away; nor has the mortal danger to all of us it represents. The constant shitstorm from the Republican Party has made it difficult to keep focus on any one issue, and the media has been largely complicit in creating that problem and in making it worse. Keystone is Old News, and the most immediate danger it presents is to poor people. American Tradition dictates that their problems be ignored if theres more potential for profit elsewhere.

The announcement of Kennedys retirement, combined with the theft of a Supreme Court nomination, and the rest of the Republican campaign to take over the the Judicial Branch, means that we can expect any and all challenges to the fossil fuel industry to be crushed by the courts. Case in point, South Dakotas Supreme Court rejected an appeal against a regulators approval of the pipeline.

This fight will not go away because for a lot of people, its literally a fight for survival. To crush any efforts toward actual justice, the biggest fossil fuel companies have budgets surpassing those of many nations, and they can afford to buy as many mercenaries as they think they need. The Oil Must Flow, and countless millions have been and will be killed to support that fanatical ideology.

Under Obama, mercenaries and police waged war on behalf of Enbridge. They set dogs on peaceful protestors, beat people, shot them with rubber bullets, sprayed them with water in sub-freezing temperatures, used tear gas and pepper spray, and even explosives that nearly blew off an arm of one of the protesters. And under Obama, they got away with it.

How long is it until ICE decides they have jurisdiction over Native Americans? Reservations are technically sovereign territory after all (not that weve ever respected that), so there are borders around them that just HAVE to be patrolled by trigger-happy white supremacists!

It might not be this year or next, but were going to see an increase in clashes between the interests of the super-rich, and the interests of humanity. Both major parties have a record of siding with money and power against people, but todays Republicans wont just regretfully allow companies to do what they want theyre going to actively cheer on escalating brutality, and the more cruelty and sadism they show, the more the Republican base will love them.

Ill try to keep my readers up to date on this...

08:12

'UK GOVERNMENT F****D' "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

That was the headline over at Kiwiblog yesterday following the resignation of Brexit Secretary David Davis.  

I guess the news this morning that Foreign Minister Boris Johnson has also resigned might be cause to recast the headline as 'UK Government F****D2'.

Prime Minister May's continued leadership of the Conservative Party is poised on a knife edge.   Those Tory MPs that thought she should have resigned following the disastrous 2017 snap election will have been given new heart.

I guess my old mate Lord Egbut NoBacon will be feeling quite chipper this morning.

Updated ... I'm gobsmacked.   The Acting PM went on TV this morning where he predicted May would face a leadership challenge.    That is a diplomatic gaffe of the first order and motormouth Peters should know better.   Prime Ministers can think that but they can't say that especially when the country involved is another Commonwealth country.   Methinks the British High Commissioner will not be a happy chappette (new word, my invention for a female chappy).



08:10

Mosquito experiment could save lives "IndyWatch Feed National"

Adult female Aedes aegypti mosquito. Photograph by James Gathany, Center for Disease Control Public Health Image Library.

SYDNEY, AAP A successful mosquito experiment in northern Queensland could hold the key to saving millions of people from being infected with diseases including the deadly Zika virus.

Australian scientists have wiped out more than 80 per cent of the Aedes aegypti (yellow fever mosquito) population in three locations around the sugar town of Innisfail during a three month trial, the CSIRO announced on Tuesday.

The Aedes aegypti is responsible for infecting almost 400 million people globally with diseases such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya.

The landmark research involved the release of three million sterile male mosquitoes that mated with females who laid unfertilised eggs, causing the population to crash.

A group of CSIRO researchers worked with an international team using technology from Verily, an American organisation, to breed mosquitoes and infect them with a bacteria that doesnt allow them to produce offspring.

Its an exotic mosquito, we want to get rid of it. Its not an important part of the environment and its a major spreader of diseases around the world, CSIROs Paul De Barro told AAP.

Dr De Barro, Research Director in Health and Biosecurity, said the team had to work closely with the local community to gain their support.

Thats as much an achievement as working out how to use the technology, he said.

In densely populated urban areas, the research could be crucial in the event of an outbreak, especially as climate change and warmer temperatures mean mosquitoes are no longer bound to tropical areas.

We are now looking at where we would apply it in a real context, Dr De Barro said.

One of the ideas is to potentially use it in the Torres Strait to eradicate yellow fever mosquitoes and the Asian tiger mosquito and we could also create a wider buffer around Brisbane by using it in parts of Queensland.

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08:10

Classic Comedy: Are You Being Served? S05 E05 Take-over "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Wikipedia

Are You Being Served? is a British sitcom created and written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft (Croft also directed some episodes), with contributions from Michael Knowles and John Chapman, for the BBC Set in London, the show follows the misadventures and mishaps of the staff of the retail ladies and gentlemens clothing departments in the flagship department store of a fictional chain called Grace Brothers.

08:09

Two Obama-era Officials Named As Seth Rich Murder Suspects "IndyWatch Feed World"

A credible witness has identified two Obama-era government employees as Seth Richs killers and has provided conclusive evidence that will bring them to justice within the next few weeks, according to Jack Burkman, a Washington [...]

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08:08

12 Girls Suffer Genital Mutilation In UK Everyday Govt Turning Blind Eye "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new case of female genital mutilation (FGM) is recorded in the UK every two hours, new official figures reveal and in a situation that mirrors the decades-long Muslim grooming gangs cover up, UK [...]

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08:07

SORE LOSERS=> All Five Democrats Invited to President Trumps SCOTUS Reveal Send Regrets "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

SORE LOSERS.

The White House invited five Democrats to President Trumps Supreme Court pick reveal Monday evening and all five sent regrets.

President Trump has reportedly already chosen his next Supreme Court nominee according to sources who spoke with Fox News.

Earlier Monday, President Trump tweeted he would be announcing his next SCOTUS pick at 9 PM EST.

This is President Trumps second Supreme Court pick; conservative justice Neil Gorsuch was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2017.

The finalists are believed to be four federal judges: Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman, reported Fox News.

Now this..

According to Fox News John Roberts, the White House says the 5 (mostly red state) Democrats who were invited to Monday evenings big reveal have all sent regrets.

Roberts tweeted: WH says 5 Democrats were invited to @realDonaldTrump SCOTUS reveal: Feinstein, Manchin, Donnelly, Heitkamp and Jones. All sent regrets

Senator Dianne Feinstein, CA, Senator Joseph Manchin, WV, Senator Joe Donnelly, IN, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, ND, and Senator Doug Jones, AL all sent regrets.

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