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Thursday, 13 September

09:00

Steven Mithen: Denisovans meet Neanderthals "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Sometimes the surprise is in discovering just how much we dont know. In 2008 a bone from a childs little finger was found in Denisova Cave in the Atlai Mountains of Siberia. Few other bones were found and it was therefore unclear whether the finger bone came from a modern human or from a Neanderthal; whats more, the deposits were mixed up, and it wasnt clear how, or if, the bones were associated with the stone artefacts also found in the cave. In the days before DNA analysis, Denisova Cave would have been just another archaeological site, with little new to tell us. But in the event part of the finger bone was sent to Svante Pbos laboratory, and our knowledge of human evolution changed for ever.

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Wednesday, 12 September

00:49

British Airways breach was effected by Magecart attackers "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The British Airways breach was the work of a well-known criminal group dubbed Magecart, which managed to put payment card skimming code on the companys website, says RiskIQ researcher Yonathan Klijnsma. The group has been compromising online shops left and right for years and its most recent known target before British Airways was Ticketmaster. They use the stolen information to perform card-not-present fraud and employ mules to reship thusly bought high-priced goods to addresses in More

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00:30

Tropical Storm "Isaac" to be at or near hurricane strength when it approaches the Leeward Islands on September 13 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Tropical "Storm" Isac remains a strong tropical storm over the central tropical Atlantic Ocean and is expected to be near or at hurricane strength when it approaches the Leeward Islands on September 13, 2018. Interests in the Lesser Antilles should monitor...... Read more

Positive polarity CH HSS sparks geomagnetic storming "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm watch has been issued for September 11, 2018 due to the onset of positive polarity coronal hole high speed stream. Solar wind parameters over the past 24 hours were descriptive of the passage of Co-rotating Interaction Region (CIR)...... Read more

New AUSTRAC boss Nicole Rose shocked by 'depth and breadth' of money laundering "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australia's financial intelligence czar Nicole Rose says she is shocked at the depth of money laundering in the economy involving organised crime, child exploitation and drug importation. "I thought coming from the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission that I had a pretty good handle on serious and organised crime," she [said]. "I didn't appreciate the depth and breadth of involvement with private entities and banks. I didn't appreciate how many industries it does actually touch. There's a misperception that money laundering is a victimless white collar crime. It has a massive impact on everyday life whether that's child exploitation, serious and organised crime or drug importation. It all involves money laundering." A career public servant specialising in anti-terrorism strategy, Ms Rose was appointed chief executive of the Australian Transactions Reports & Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) in November last year. Ms Rose, a former deputy head of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, inherited AUSTRAC's high stakes case against the Commonwealth Bank which is fighting almost 54,000 allegations that it broke anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing laws. While not commenting directly on the CBA case, Ms Rose said she was confident that all Australian banks are now aware of the money laundering risk. However, Ms Rose was uncertain when the $10,000 reporting threshold on cash transactions would be extended from financial institutions to other high-risk sectors.

Note: Explore an eye-opening article by Fiona Barnett, which claims the Watergate break in's real purpose was steal a list of high level political pedophiles from both parties. As reported in this Sydney Morning Herald article, Ms. Barnett testified to Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on being a victim of a high level pedophile ring. More on this is available in this article from the UK's Daily Mail.

Larry Nassar, former USA Gymnastics doctor, sentenced to 40-175 years for sex crimes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

After seven days of listening to more than 160 girls, women and parents describe the impact of his sexual abuse, disgraced gymnastics physician Larry Nassar turned to the courtroom Wednesday and quietly attempted an apology, saying, "There are no words that can describe the depth and breadth for how sorry I am for what has occurred." Then Judge Rosemarie Aquilina read from a letter Nassar wrote last week in which he expressed very different sentiments. In the letter, Nassar complained about the length of his sentencing hearing, maintained that his touching of patients was legitimate medical therapy and termed some of the alleged victims' accounts "fabricated." As Aquilina read excerpts, some in the courtroom gasped. "My treatments worked, and those patients that are now speaking out were the same ones that praised me," Aquilina said as she read Nassar's words. "The media convinced them that everything I did was wrong and bad ... Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." The judge then addressed Nassar directly. "It was not treatment what you did; it was not medical," Aquilina replied. Finally, Aquilina delivered her sentence - a minimum of 40 years, a maximum of 175 years in Michigan state prison - effectively guaranteeing a life sentence for the 54-year-old former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics team physician, who also faces a 60-year sentence for federal child pornography crimes.

Note: For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing sexual abuse scandal news articles from reliable major media sources.

The Sound of Things to Come "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Woody Norris aims the silvery plate ... demonstrating something called HyperSonic Sound (HSS). I pace out a hundred yards. Norris pelts me with the Handel. The sound is inside my head. Imagine, he says, walking by a soda machine (say, one of the five million in Japan that will soon employ HSS) ... then hearing what you alone hear -- the plink of ice cubes and the invocation, ''Wouldn't a Coke taste great right about now?'' An HSS transmission can travel 450 feet - at practically the same volume all along its path. In past months, Norris and his staff have made a further, key improvement to HSS -- instead of sending out a column of sound, they can now project a single sphere of it, self-contained, like a bubble. [And] there are Defense Department applications. Norris [has] been busy honing something called High Intensity Directed Acoustics (HIDA). Although [it] has been routinely referred to as a "nonlethal weapon," ... in reality, HIDA is both warning and weapon. If used from a battleship, it can ward off stray crafts at 500 yards with a pinpointed verbal warning. Should the offending vessel continue ... the stern warnings are replaced by 120-decibel sounds that are as physically disabling as shrapnel. Certain noises, projected at the right pitch, can incapacitate even a stone-deaf terrorist; the bones in your head are brutalized by a tone's full effect whether you're clutching the sides of your skull in agony or not. "HIDA can instantaneously cause loss of equilibrium, vomiting, migraines - really, we can pretty much pick our ailment," he says brightly. Last month, [Norris' company] A.T.C. cut a five-year, multimillion-dollar licensing agreement with General Dynamics, one of the giants of the military-industrial complex.

Note: This entire article is well worth reading if you want to understand just how advanced these dangerous weapons are. And there is little doubt that this weapon can cause death. Remember the article was written in 2003. Sound weapons developed for war are now routinely used against civilian populations. Explore an excellent, well researched article going into more detail on these weapons. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing non-lethal weapons news articles from reliable major media sources.

Elizabeth Warren introduces sweeping ethics bill "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday introduced what she describes as the most ambitious anti-corruption legislation since Watergate. Warren's Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act ... aims to nix the influence of big money in politics. The legislation would "padlock" the revolving door in Washington by placing a lifetime ban on lobbying by former members of Congress, presidents and agency heads. The legislation would also expand the definition of who is a lobbyist to anyone who spends any time attempting to influence government. The proposal would also prohibit the world's largest companies, something defined by a company's annual revenue or market capitalization, from hiring or paying any former senior government official for four years after they leave government. Former senior officials would also have to file income disclosures for four years after federal employment. Warren's legislation would also ban members of Congress, cabinet secretaries, federal judges and other top government officials from owning and trading stocks. Currently, members simply need to disclose their stocks and trades. The bill would also create an entirely new office designed to police public corruption, called the Office of the Public Integrity, to strengthen enforcement and investigate possible violations.

Note: For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on corruption in government and in the corporate world.

When the battle for Idlib is over, where will the fighters who have sworn never to surrender go next? (Robert Fisk) "IndyWatch Feed World"

11/09/2018 - The Syrian army was trained to fight in hills for the final battle for Israeli-occupied Golan, rather than the final battle for Nusrah-held Idlib. Golan is presumably still ...

Equality and Territory: the Common Struggle of Indigenous Women in the Andes (Mariela Jara) "IndyWatch Feed World"

11/09/2018 - This article is published ahead of the International Day of Indigenous Women, celebrated September 5, which marks the execution of indigenous guerrilla leader Bartolina Sisa.  At the age ...

00:20

Dulles Airport surprises passengers with facial-recognition boarding The Loop

Aaron Boyd, NextGov:

The new veriScan system developed by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authoritywith guidance from U.S. Customs and Border Protectionscans the faces of travelers approaching the gate. The system then compares the photo to a gallery that includes images of that personeither their passport photo for U.S. citizens or the photo taken of foreign nationals when they entered the country. The process eliminates the need for an airline employee to manually check every boarding pass and passport while boarding a plane.

I can only assume this is the first of many US airports to gain this technology. Slowly, the massive databases are connecting, sucking data from the ever widening network of facial sensors.

Read this on The Loop

00:13

Amazon is stuffing its search results pages with ads The Loop

Rani Molla, Recode:

If it feels like Amazons site is increasingly stuffed with ads, thats because it is. And it looks like thats working at least for brands that are willing to fork over ad dollars as part of their strategy to sell on Amazon.

Jump to the recode article and look at the sample images, especially that big search result for cereal. Amazon has long had sponsored ads, but this new move makes it that much harder to find genuine (not paid-for) results.

Amazon, squeezing out every penny.

Read this on The Loop

00:07

Apple surveying iMac Pro buyers for key features, suggesting prep for new Mac Pro The Loop

Juli Clover, MacRumors:

Apple has recently been sending out surveys to customers who purchased an iMac Pro, asking them about which features drew them to the pro-level machine and what they like or dislike about the iMac Pro.

And:

Apple regularly sends out surveys of this nature to customers, but this line of questioning on the iMac Pro suggests Apple is perhaps trying to suss out key features that pro-level users want to see in future pro machines, such as the Mac Pro machine thats in the works.

And:

Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi admitted last year that with the 2013 Mac Pro, Apple designed itself into a bit of a thermal corner given the restrictive size of the trash can-shaped Mac Pro and its inability to handle the thermal capacity needed for larger single GPUs.

A bit of a thermal corner. Love that turn of phrase. This survey seems a solid sign that Apple is doing their best to learn from their mistakes, hit a home run with next years Mac Pro.

Read this on The Loop

00:03

Trend Micro and HITRUST launch new company to provide cyber risk management as a service "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Trend Micro and HITRUST announced they are partnering to launch Cysiv, a new company which provides cyber risk management as a service to select U.S. enterprises that need to better defend themselves from cyberattacks. Preventing data breaches and attacks is challenging and frustrating for many enterprises as they struggle with alert fatigue, skills shortage, product complexity and rising costs. Cysiv helps solve each of these problems and gives executives and board members confidence that theyre More

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00:02

Worldwide enterprise WLAN market maintains growth momentum "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The combined consumer and enterprise WLAN market segments rose 1.9% year over year in the second quarter of 2018 (2Q18) with worldwide revenues of $2.5 billion. According to results published in the IDC Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker, the enterprise segment grew 2.6% year over year in 2Q18 to $1.5 billion. Continued demand for network refreshes, digital transformation (DX) initiatives, and increased reliance on wireless networks for engaging with customers are positive indicators for continued growth More

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Tuesday, 11 September

23:05

How internal dysfunction puts your network at risk "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

IDG polled 200 network and cybersecurity professionals across the U.S. & Canada, and found almost inevitable consequences for organizations where network and cybersecurity teams have conflicting objectives, are managed in a siloed way, and have unequal or incomplete network visibility. Repercussions from a lack of close collaboration between cybersecurity and network teams 86% of respondents admitted to experiencing at least one of the following due to a lack of close collaboration: Increase in security breaches More

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22:56

ABC News story on what happens when you hold in a fart. Seriously. "IndyWatch Feed National"

The ABC spends $1 Billion+ of your money every year. Apparently the staff decide how it'll be spent. Some genius at ABC News turned up to work yesterday and decided this question needed answering. In the news. Better an empty house than a bad tenant.

22:36

Many adults want to reskill for cybersecurity careers "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A new survey from Champlain College Online shows that not only are the majority of Americans concerned about cybersecurity threats, but many are willing to consider returning to college to pursue a cybersecurity education. Of the 1,004 adults surveyed, 41 percent said they would probably or definitely consider returning to college to earn a certificate or degree to prepare for a cybersecurity job. However, willingness rose to 72 percent if current employers were willing to More

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22:00

A case for more accessible cybersecurity "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

If youre a part of the infosec community, youre likely all too familiar with the frantic calls, text messages and emails we receive from our friends and family about how theyve been hacked and asking what they should do about it. One of my favorite personal instances of this was when a family member threw away her PC because she was convinced she got the Heartbleed bug. Of course, being the loving people that we More

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21:57

5 cops killed in US - unreported on ABC - it's only news when a white cop kills a black "IndyWatch Feed National"

Bill Thompon has today made a second complaint to the ABC about its bias in reporting killings involving police in the US. He has a very good point. Since Bill's first complaint a few weeks ago, at least 5 police officers have been killed on duty in the US by...

21:32

Elham Manea: Changing the Narrative "IndyWatch Feed War"

Professor Elham Manea is a Middle East expert, teacher and writer but above all else she is an ambassador for human rights and challenger of radical Islam. She recently spoke to an audience in Aspen, Colorado, where she made her case for changing the narrative

 

 

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21:31

Chinas Military Expanding Global Role Through Belt and Road The military is supportive of a comprehensive strategy and in many ways the leading edge is predatory economics. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Chinas military is a key player in the Belt and Road economic initiative around the world that is being used to expand Beijings overall global power, a senior Pentagon Asian affairs official says.

Separately, the Pentagon is working with Taiwans government to bolster the islands air defenses in the face of growing missile and aircraft threats from China, said Randall G. Schriver, assistant defense secretary for Asian and Pacific security affairs.

Schriver said in an interview that expanding Chinese military bases and access to foreign ports around the world is a key feature of Beijings Belt and Road global infrastructure development initiative.

The military is supportive of a comprehensive strategy and in many ways the leading edge is predatory economics, Shriver told the Washington Free Beacon.

By Bill Gertz

Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standing

United States Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver with Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Photo credit MANILA BULLETIN

Both Chinese military and commercial expansion are supportive and complimentary of one another, he said, adding where China is using economic tools, theyre often doing so in order to create access and potential bases.

China has one overseas military base in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa and is seeking additional bases in South Asia and the Middle East, including at Pakistans Gwadar port, nearby Jiwani, Pakistan, and further west near Iran.

China also operates large-scale commercial port facilities around the world, including at both ends of the Panama Canal, that the Pentagon has dubbed part of Chinas string of pearls base system along sea routes to China.

Asked if the Pentagon is seeing a Chinese foreign basing structure develop, Schriver said: Theres kind of a spectrum on which of those activities can fall. They dont necessarily need full up bases like Djibouti. A nearer term step might be gaining access. What we do see is some of their infrastructure projects, and particularly where theyre looking at ports and infrastructures around ports, we believe theyre also negotiating for access in many cases.

An access agreement would allow Chinese troops, aircraft, and ships to use bases and facilities.

Schriver made the comments in discussing the Pentagons latest annual report to Congress on the Chinese military, made public last month.

The Peoples Liberation Army, as the Communist Party-controlled mi...

21:30

JERRY BROWN SIGNS BILL IMPLEMENTING PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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21:30

Robert Steele: 9/11 Truth: To Be, or Not To Be, a Constitutional Democracy "IndyWatch Feed War"

Robert David STEELE Vivas

9/11 Truth: To Be, or Not To Be, a Constitutional Democracy

Remarks to 9/11 Justice For All, Busboys & Poets, 11 September 2018, 9 pm

The truth at any cost lowers all others costs.  As Charles Lewis has so eloquently and definitively established, 9/11 lies have destroyed Americas moral integrity. In just fifteen minutes Robert will summarize what we know about false flag operations in history and the information pathologies that enable the Deep State and Shadow Government to manipulate the 99% so easily; he will discuss what most surprised him in relation to the Twin Towers when he organized 26 great minds including Peter Dale Scott and David Ray Griffin toward giving the President what the secret intelligence community itself a lead enabler of 9/11 would not; and he will conclude with a solution that could restore the integrity of Congress by 2020: #UNRIG, the Election Reform Act that does not exist, but should, mandating twelve reforms including paper ballots counted publicly on site, instant run-off, and an end to the two-party tyranny.

Slide show and planned remarks below the fold.

It is an honor for me to be in your company. I never fail to credit the original families of 9/11 and then the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, with being the true heroes, the true patriots, who knew from day one that an official lie to the public is tantamount to treason.

...

21:28

The Costs of 9/11 Continue to Mount "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Costs of 9/11 Continue to Mount
Paul Craig Roberts

This is the 17th anniversary of 9/11. During the years that have passed large numbers of experts have established conclusively that the official government account of the event is false. Every year fewer people believe the unbelievable conspiracy theory that a handful of Saudi Arabians outwitted the entirety of the US National Security State and attacked with hijacked airliners the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Nevertheless, the official story still stands, just as the official story of President Kennedys assassination still stands despite majority disbelief, just like the official story of Israels attack on the USS Liberty still stands despite all evidence to the contrary. In the US the government never corrects its proven lies.

People all over the world are amazed that Americans could witness videos of the two towers blowing up floor by floor and the obvious controlled demolition of Building 7 and conclude that they were witnessing buildings collapsing from asymetrical structural damage and limited, short-lived office fires.

The 9/11 fabrication and the Osama bin Laden myth were used by the Cheney/Bush regime to destroy the civil liberty protections in the US Constitution and to elevate the executive branch above both domestic and international law. This has culminated in yesterdays declaration of US lawlessness by President Trumps National Security Advisor, John Bolton, who stated that the US government will use any and all means to protect US and Israeli war criminals from prosecution by the International Criminal Court. https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/10/politics/us-bolton-icc-plo-intl/index.html

The cost of 9/11 far exceeds the WTC buildings and the lives that were lost.
The real cost is the US Constitution, the separation of powers, civil liberty, and the rule of law.

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21:25

More Details On The AMD GCN Back-End For GCC That's Expected To Merge For GCC 9 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Last week I reported on Code Sourcery / Mentor Graphics posting their new AMD GCN port to the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). This GPU back-end for the widely-used GCC compiler is hoped for merging ahead of the GCC 9 stable release expected in early 2019. At this past weekend's GNU Tools Cauldron 2018 conference was a briefing by Mentor Graphics on undertaking funded by AMD...

21:25

Armageddon Rides in The Balance "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Never before have irrationality and immorality had such a firm hold on a government. The world should be scared to death of the recklessness and irresponsibility of the US government.

21:24

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21:22

Common blue butterflies mating on flower "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 11 September 2018 video shows a common blue butterfly couple mating on a thistle flower.

After the mating, the female will deposit her eggs on the upper leaves of birds-foot trefoil.

Harry Heuven in the Netherlands made this video.

21:22

Read A Pile Of Top Nazis Talking About How They Love Leftist Marxism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Nazis were leftists. This statement is blasphemy to the academic-media complex, since everyone knows the Nazis were degenerate right-wingers fueled by toxic capitalism and racism. But evidence Adolf Hitlers gang were men of the left, while debatable, is compelling.

The dispute on Nazi origins resurfaced through the confluence of brawling alt-right and antifa fringe movements and recent alternative histories by Dinesh DSouza and others. The vitriol and lack of candor it produces from supposedly fact-driven academics and media is disturbing, if unsurprising. They stifle dissent on touchy subjects to maintain their narrative and enforce cultural hegemony.

However uncomfortable to opinion shapers, alternative views of the Third Reich exist and were written by the finest minds of their time. Opinions from the period perhaps carry more weight because they are unburdened by the aftermath of the uniquely heinous Nazi crimes.

The Road to Serfdom, by F. A. Hayek, is one such tract. Published in 1944, it remains a classic for young people on the political right discovering their intellectual roots. A sort of academic 1984, it warns of socialisms tendency toward planned states and totalitarianism.

One aspect of the book can shock the conscience. Hayek describes Nazism as a genuine socialist movement and thus left-wing by modern American standards. Indeed, the Austrian-born Hayek wrote the book from his essay, Nazi-Socialism, which countered prevailing opinion at the London School of Economics, where he taught. British elites regarded Nazism as a virulent capitalist reaction against enlightened socialisma view that persists today.

The shock comes from academic and cultural orthodoxy on National Socialism. From the moment they enter the political fray, young right-wingers are told, You own the Nazis. At best, the left concedes it owns communism. This comforts a little, because even if far higher in body count, communism supposedly rebukes the scourge of racism. But its all a lie.

Socialists Occur in All Parties

This debate incurs the instant problem of ideological labels. They are malleable and messy, and partisans constantly distort them. They also change over time. President Trumps particular political brand muddies the scene further, in rhetoric if less in policy.

Conservative and especially liberal have changed over time and have different meanings in the United States and Europe. Hayek himself, who had a more European view of conservatism, was wary...

21:22

U.K. Police Urge Citizens To Report Neighbors For Offensive Or Insulting Speech "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

English police are now calling on citizens to report hate incidents. Reporting friends and neighbors to the police has terrible historical connotation, and for good reason. It is legitimate fascism. Timid citizenries are easy to control fear that even a coworker could file a report to the police can keep people in check.

The latest call for action in England is from the South Yorkshire Police on Twitter. Similar reporting requests are posted on the United Kingdom government website. Two tweets from the South Yorkshire Police over the weekend requesting citizens to report hate matters to police should grab our attention.

The first calls out any hate incident or crime. There is a meaningful distinction there. The tweet defines hate incidents as motivated by prejudice or hostility (or perceived to be so) The tweet ends with, Report it and put a stop to it.

To be clear, reportable incidents under this scheme have as low a bar as non-crime incidents merely perceived to be hostile. This would be hilarious if it was not so serious. Law enforcement is now soliciting people to turn others in for being offensive. Freedom from criminal investigation and arrest may now be subject to someone elses feelings or perceptions in England.

The second tweet explicitly calls on citizens to please report non-crime hate incidents, which can include things like offensive or insulting comments, online, in person, or in writing. Reporting non-crimes to the police already seems like a waste of time and resources, but reporting people to the police for being offensive crosses the line into fascist territory.

21:22

The Problem With Men Today Isnt Toxic Masculinity, Its Passivity "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

At lunch with some colleagues the other day, some of the womenladies in their 20swere discussing how rare it is for men their age to step up, approach any feminine peers, and ask for a date, much less show any interest that could be seen as a move toward romance.

I asked them a half serious, half facetious question: Isnt it true that in this age of toxic masculinity and the Me Too movement that your problem is exactly the oppositeyoung men approaching you regularly and just taking what they want? Their reaction? Eyes. Rolled.

They said the problem with masculinity today is not toxicity, but passivity. Full Stop. Yes, they recognize some men, a minute sliver actually, are apprentice Harvey Weinsteins. But real Weinsteins are generally older men who live in a whole other world, those who possess great professional or reputational power over others: movie producers, sport figures, television personalities, CEOs, university professors, and politicians.

Those sorts and most ladies dont run in such circles. They are nearly never the guy next door or the one over the cubicle wall. Most women will never meet a truly toxic male, whatever that might be. The problem with the guys they come across is the exact opposite. They dont approach with any intentions.

This has only gotten worse as more young men have fallen head-over-heels in love with the screens that deliver their daily dose of Fortnite and porn. Its not that theyve lost the ability to engage with an actual, living, breathing woman. Few ever developed such skills. The social opportunities open to women today are making them better catches and thus increasingly intimidating to too many young adult males, who approximate a mole. They live underground in the dark, seldom experiencing fresh air and actual sunshine upon their faces, and scrounge for anything close by that they can eat.

Men Are Prone to Passivity

Its passivity, not toxicity, that is the real male problem today. Ask any young woman how she vets all the nice young men who approach to decide who will advance to the bonus round of an actual date. She will ask if you rewind your VHS tapes before returning them to Blockbuster, or just pay the fee.

It is vital that we understand passivity, as well as toxicity, as a male problem rather than a masculine problem. The two things are as different as night and day. Being a male is merely being born with certain body parts, XY chromosomes and learning how to live as such. It is not nothing, to be sure, but it is not more than it is. That much is just biology.

Masculinity, however, is totally different. It is not a biological thing, but a virtue that men must learn and demonstrate. This is why the term toxic masculinity is an oxymoron. Masc...

21:21

Jon Stewarts Success Did Not Create A Big Audience For Political Comedy After All "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

One-sided politics are killing late-night comedy, but maybe not in the way that you think. It is true that in recent years, with rare exception, late-night comedy talk shows have shifted their content from humor to propaganda for progressive politics.

While politics have always served as fodder for late-night monologues, it wasnt until Jon Stewart politicized The Daily Show in the early 2000s that the idea of proclaiming political opinion as a comedian would be well received. Stewart invented the Smart Liberal Comedian Host, and today it seems as though every television network has its own version.

Stewarts development of this brand, coupled with his confrontational interviews with members of the George W. Bush administration, also coincided with the dawn of the shareable Internet video. Stewarts interviews and sharp-tongued monologues could be shared in bite-sized clips via email for the first time in history.

This negated the need to tune in to his actual broadcast. Stewart went from nerdy MTV VJ to a well-regarded, brilliant, politically minded comedian, supposedly brave enough to confront the conservative bureaucrats who dared appear on his show. He was the first comedian to use a comedy show to shout political ideology into an echo chamber and regard the applause he received as just as good as laughter.

However, in the 16 years Stewart hosted his show, he remained close to sixth or seventh place overall in late-night comedy programs, with only 1.7 million viewers at his peak, averaging closer to 1.5 million per episode. He may have been receiving critical praise, and he was the star of many progressives email inbox, but he never even came close to competing with Jay Leno or David Letterman, or even Jimmy Kimmel.

Small Daily Show Viewership Splintered

Since Stewart left The Daily Show, the ratings have been much worse, not only because he was replaced by a less funny, less edgy comedian in Trevor Noah, but also because the already small audience that Stewarts schtick appealed to was splintered. Almost a dozen shows were subsequently created in the image of Stewarts politically heated take on comedy.

Since 1991, the year Johnny Carson retired from The Tonight Show, there have been an average of about 20 million viewers of various late-night comedy shows each night. Between 1992 and 2006, Leno and Letterman famously competed for ratings. During this period, Leno averaged about six million viewers per night, while Letterman averaged closer to four million.

With the invention of the DVR, Netflix, and inevitable host fatigue, both shows began a decline toward the end of the aughts that would eventually end their respective hosting duties.

Fal...

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A useless comic "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Wouldnt most specialty shop delivery trucks have a phone number painted on the side? So you could see what the service offers and immediately pick up the phone and say Yes, please?

Frustrating.

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Report: Aborted Baby Body Parts Traffickers May Be Raking In U.S. Tax Dollars "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Warning: Graphic content.

A new report shows that an organization that harvests aborted baby organs for research has been charging more than what is legally reimbursable.

The 11-page report details how Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR), which is currently under investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ), charged universities a significantly marked-up price for the organs it harvested from aborted babies.

Federal law prohibits the sale or purchase of fetal tissue that is, human body parts harvested from pre-born or aborted babies for valuable consideration. The law does, however, allow reimbursing baby body part suppliers for costs associated with the transportation, implantation, processing, preservation, quality control, or storage of human fetal tissue.

This is the very workaround that undercover videos showed abortion giant Planned Parenthood using to make money from human remains. That got it hauled into Congress for investigations but as of yet has cost PP none of its half trillion in annual federal funding.

The Center for Medical Progress released a report on Monday showing ABR charged researchers up to hundreds of dollars per harvested human organ in addition to packing and shipping fees prices that indicate the organization may have been marking up the cost of fetal tissue beyond what is legally reimbursable.

Invoices CMP obtained show that ABR charged the University of Wisconsin-Madison $680 for two eyeballs from a second-trimester baby in 2015. The going rate for a single eyeball was $340, according to an invoice from the University of Colorado, Denver. Charging per eyeball is questionable, as shipping costs for two eyeballs would be the same as for one, and the cost of harvesting two eyeballs from one skull would cost minimally more than obtaining one.

In one instance, ABR billed a University of Utah customer $12,000 for two unsuccessful attempts to harvest organs from babies that were aborted in January 2015. When the researcher objected to these huge charges, ABR replied that they were merely asking for reimbursement for their costs.

The clinic charges us for the time, space and utilities for the two day minimum that we are in the clinic for the RTA, for Phases 1 & 2, which on its own is a fee of $500If there is no suitable tissue acquired, which is always an unfortunate possibility, the labor and time-...

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Making The Miracle: Jonathan Mayhew And The Enlightenment In America "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Several recent books on the Enlightenment have sought to celebrate its legacy but have been strangely cursory in their examination of actual Enlightenment thinkers, their ideas, and their influence, sometimes treating the embrace of reason, individual rights, and political freedom as a miracle that seemingly came out of nowhere.

If youre interested in the question of how that miracle actually came to happennot how to use the Enlightenment as a springboard for some more contemporary agenda, but to understand what it was on its own terms, particularly in Americaa very useful place to start is Father of Liberty: Jonathan Mayhew and the Principles of the American Revolution, by J. Patrick Mullins.

Mullins attempts to bring new attention to Jonathan Mayhew, a New England preacher and a towering figure in the years leading up to the American Revolution. By the early 20th century, he had lapsed into historical obscurity, but Mayhew was not obscure to Americas founding generation.

Toward the end of his life, John Adams famously declared that the real American Revolution happened before 1776 and was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. What is less well remembered is that he prominently credited Mayhew among the most conspicuous, the most ardent and influential of those who caused this transformation. To draw the character of Mayhew, he continued, would be to transcribe a dozen volumes. This transcendent genius threw all the weight of his great fame into the scale of his country in 1761, and maintained it there with zeal and ardor till his death, in 1766.

Father of Liberty is just one volume, a relatively short and very readable academic study that was published last year with a great deal less fanfare than some of those other current books about the Enlightenment. But it is much more informative in tracing the specific ideas behind the American Revolution and how they were spread.

As Mullins puts it, If the principles of the Declaration were indeed self-evident for most New Englanders by 1776, this was due in no small part to the exertions of the West Church pastor, who preached these principles with fiery eloquence and forceful logic in the transatlantic press from 1747 to 1766.

What did Mayhew preach? If youre th...

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Ben Folds Offers Hilariously Hallucinogenic Resistance Storytelling "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If there is one thing weve learned from Trumps presidency, its that a lot of people need a hobby besides being angry on the Internet. If theres one thing we can learn from the bizarre Washington Post exercise in alternative storytelling, its that some people should probably find new day jobs, too.

Highlighted (if thats the right term here) by an original Ben Folds song about Rod Rosenstein, the WaPo feature offers a play, some poetry, some illustrations, a graphic novel, and a tote bag from a 2011 PBS fundraising drive. Its a veritable cornucopia of light and sound, quivering with unbridled resistance. The only thing that could render it even more quivering would be a Daisy Red Ryder, but that would be problematic, so well have to make do with the tote bag for now.

Friends, fans, countrymen, people who clicked on this by mistake, Ill be honest with you: I havent read all of the alternative storytelling presented there. Maybe someday, when I have a clone to handle my dirty work for me, Ill remedy that although I would prefer any hypothetical clone, which I definitely do not have, to focus on more productive hobbies, like Parcheesi.

I did make it through the Ben Folds song. I can report that it is a Ben Folds song, replete with Ben Folds-style piano playing and some lyrics, although isnt he usually cleverer than this? Ill have one of my clones look into it.

The track is titled Mister Peepers, a reference to Trumps supposed nickname for Rosenstein, and features allusions to Lord of the Flies, those What Would Jesus Do? bracelets that were popular in the 1990s, and Julia Childss Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Thats after bringing the thunder with this opening line: God bless the bureaucrat and the lawyer, too.

Im not joking, and, apparently neither is Folds. Hes especially not joking when he gets to the chorus and drops fire so hot that it threatens to destroy a significant portion of the earths surface. So they call him Mister Peepers, As the thugs all smash his glasses, Going full Lord of the Flies, Burning this island down to ashes.

Im guessing geography wasnt Folds strongest subject. Nevertheless, he keeps going, talking about Mister Peepers and some other bureaucrats hes not thanking God for. He asks the hard questions, like, Can flashlights really fight bombs? Obviously, hes not talking about this flashlight, for if he were, he would know that George Clinton is ready and waiting to land the mothership on the White House lawn should the situation arise.

Also, hed know that Clinton is probably too entertaining f...

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Netflixs Iron Fist Wastes Its Second Chance "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Iron Fist, the worst of the Netflix-Marvel shows, is back for a second season, which is almost as bad. Its getting middling reviews, a significant improvement on the first season, but that only shows the pathetic situation.

Reviewers are accommodating what they confess is not great improvement. Audiences do not care about critical opinion, after all, and neither does Netflix, or else there wouldnt have been a season two.

Netflix astutely refuses to release numbers by which to judge popularity and profitability, so critics cannot claim to be on the side of the people. We can only point out that this show is an embarrassment to storytelling. Nevertheless, the massive corporations that dominate our entertainment increasingly dont care: The press is obsolete, replaced primarily by score aggregators.

Movies have to have good openings and make a lot of money. What does Netflix have to do? No one knows what accountability might mean in this case. Netflix apparently can afford to bankroll aggressively mediocre shows for season after season, because the markets worship CEO Reed Hastings like a new Moses.

Hell lead them into the Promised Land, so they bet on him year after year, though he leads them through the desert of debt, failure to land hits, and fears about the paltry Netflix Original catalog failing to attract viewers as other corporations withdraw their properties. Now, thats faith!

Compare Netflix with Disney. With Disney, Marvel hasnt had a flop in ten years, because each movie is made with unusual care and they constantly recruit talent. On Netflix, Marvel shows are hit and miss at the best of times, not least because Netflix doubles down on misses as much as on hits. Unlike Disney, where Marvel executive extraordinaire Kevin Feige learned important lessons from early superhero failuresremember the two Hulk movies, of 2003 and 2008?the Netflix motto seems to be: Admit nothing, learn nothing.

Heres a Rundown of Hits and Misses

The new season adds the lovely Alice Eve as a villain. Shes demure at first, then deadly, and the only pleasant surprise. You get to hear her sing The Mamas And The Papas Monday Monday while preparing for atrocity. There are nice twists to her character, to give the actress a chance to show her range, but half the time shes talking the standard tough-girl talk in an age where every story has to seem tough and serious by featuring yet another boring anti-hero.

Its also good to see a concession to reality. Netflix bloat has been a problem for years, and now one of these 13-episode seasons is reduced to 10. Its still too long, but three fewer hours of nonsense is a good beginning. The problems of the first season persist, however. The fights are hilariously bad, there is too much soap-opera psycho-drama, and were s...

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The Druze have to face that in Israel, some are far more equal than others (Jonathan Cook ) "IndyWatch Feed World"

11/09/2018 - The Israeli Jewish public's assumption that the Druze enjoy equal status in Israel was always fanciful illusion Heres a riddle: when is a campaign for equality not really about equality? When ...

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Everyone Has A Responsibility To Help Clean Up The Catholic Abuse Scandal "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It has been a terrible summer for my many friends in the Roman Catholic Church. It should have been dominated by the 50th Anniversary of the papal encyclical on procreation, Humanae Vitae, on July 25. This was a signal moment for all who stand for the nobility of the human body and the holiness of marriage. Even this Lutheran took a moment to tip his hat at Pope Paul VIs moral courage and foresight.

Sadly, only days later, a lightning bolt touched off an unrelenting firestorm of contrary revelations. Undeniable allegations of homosexual misconduct with countless seminarians forced the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Two weeks later, a Pennsylvania grand jury released a report revealing the sickening details of sexual abuse involving 300 priests and more than a thousand victims over the course of three decades. Then, a scant two weeks after that, the former papal nuncio to America released a memo alleging the cover-up of McCarrick involved the very highest levels of the hierarchy, even the pope himself.

Through all these terrible revelations and accusations, I watched in silence. As one who recently extolled Humanae Vitae, and who regularly writes on marriage and sexuality, I felt obligated to address the issues. But for weeks, I could not bring myself to do so.

Empty Reasons for Silence

I justified my silence, in part, by recognizing that None is righteous, no, not one (Romans 3:10). Pastors and bishops in every church body have been disgraced by sexual scandal. My own is no exception. Likewise, there have been plenty of cases of cover-up for sexual sins. Let him who is without sin cast the first stone (John 8:7).

Beyond this, it felt like bad form for a non-Catholic to speak on some very Catholic issues. Out of respect for my friends, I remained mostly silent, grimacing with each new revelation and hoping beyond hope that their churchs hierarchy would move mountains to expunge the velvet mafia that perpetuated these evils. Many sincere and pious believers feel the guilt by association with the indefensible actions of others.

The guilt by association is not confined to a single denomination. The conflagration in Rome affects all Christians. Even though Lutherans and Catholics remain divided by the most serious doctrinal diffe...

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No, Kavanaughs Judicial Originalism Is Not A Pretext For Racism And Sexism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A Los Angeles Times op-ed this week purports to use former Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshalls ideas to explain the problem with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaughs originalism. Alas, it says little about Kavanaugh and less about originalism. Instead, it makes the judicial debate about idols, personalities, and party fealty everything that has disgraced courts for the last 30 years and more.

Michael Long characterizes Kavanaughs originalism with the phrase original intent three times, but makes no further effort to explain or even describe the philosophy. Original intent is a phrase typically used by people who havent given the matter careful thought or are speaking off the cuff.

No one seriously holds that the Constitutional Convention had a single unifying intent that our nine supreme jurists are meant to mind-read based on the extant documentary evidence. This is obvious on reflection, not least considering that the Constitution was a committee document and that its own architects clashed over aspects of its meaning, most notoriously Hamilton and Washington against James Madison,  John Jay, and Thomas Jefferson over the constitutionality of a national bank.

Mainstream originalism looks for original meaning. Words like necessary and proper and right of the people to keep and bear Arms have a meaning no less than do freedom of speech or Power of Impeachment, because they are English words written in the Eighteenth Century according to the rules of English grammar and syntax. That meaning may not always be clear, but it is the definite objective of judicial interpretation. Any idiosyncratic or even widespread thoughts any Founders may have held are tangentially relevant, if that.

Yet by identifying Kavanaughs judicial philosophy with the Founders intent, Long can effortlessly entwine Kavanaughs legal approach (the common and fair idea that the judge apply the meaning of the text, i.e., the law) with ideas about slavery and women not voting. His argument then, buttressed by quotes from Marshall, goes something like this: America at her Founding was imperfect; therefore, we need not heed the original intent of the men who established that flawed charter.

This is cheap rhetoric that reduces a debate about legal philosophy into a contest of idols. Long even quotes Marshall on the point: Nor do I find the wisdom, foresight, and sense of justice exhibited by the Framers particularly profound. That is not particularly relevant. We the People ratified our Constitution, which is why it is the law of our land. Its also why no Democrat actually holding an office ordained by that Constitution recommends the rest of American disregard him as holding illegitimate...

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Hollywood Hates Blacklists, Unless Judd Apatow Puts Laura Ingraham On One "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In Ron and Allis Radoshs superb book about the Hollywood blacklist of the 1950s, they pithily said that the blacklisting of Hollywood communists is the bedtime story liberals tell themselves every night.

Today, every form of argument directed at the Hollywood left, no matter how mild, makes them announce that it is the 1950s all over again. They charge we are again in time when liberalsthen mostly card-carrying Communistswere denied employment because of their politics. For decades, they have owned the blacklist, using it as a weapon against anyone who denounces the Left Coast.

But one guilty little leftist secret is that a blacklist had been directed at anti-communists years before, in World War II. In that period, Communist screenwriters who had gotten into positions of power wielded this blacklist against conservatives in an attempt to take away the latters livelihood.

The hypocrisy on this issue is clearly a persistent matter. Lately, left-wing comedy director Judd Apatow is not so humorously trying to blacklist conservative commentator Laura Ingraham. Taking a leaf from Red Channels, a right-wing Hollywood group that sought to bully sponsors away from employing communists in the 1950s, Apatow is calling on leftists to boycott Ingraham.

What provoked Apatow was a broadcast in which Ingraham advocated for merit-based immigration. Ingraham said illegal immigration promotes lawlessness that is harmful to Americas representative form of government: In some parts of the country, it does seem like the America that we know and love doesnt exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people and theyre changes that none of us voted for and most of us dont like.

Ingraham continued, lamenting the loss of what was once a common understanding by both parties that American citizenship is a privilege, and one that at a minimum requires respect for the rule of law and loyalty to our constitution.

Ingraham distanced herself from any racists who might share these views: A message to those who are distorting my views, including all white nationalists and especially one racist freak whose name I wont even mention. You do not have my support. You dont represent my views, and you are antithetical to the beliefs I hold dear.

Although Ingraham never mentioned race in this monologue, and in subsequent statements denounced white power racists, liberals asserted that sh...

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Revisiting Battlestar Galactica: Maelstrom And The Son Also Rises "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This is the 27th in a series of Battlestar Galactica recaps. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the franchise. Read the last piece, Revisiting Battlestar Galactica: A Day In The Life And Dirty Hands here.

Spoilers ahead.

Maelstrom is the story of Starbucks apparent death. Katee Sackhoff impresses as a troubled pilot dealing with the possibility her early death is part of some larger destiny. Credit is also due to the writers, who crafted Starbucks story over almost three seasons to provide the gravity this episode requires.

In The Son Also Rises, Apollo takes a dramatic turn after losing Starbuck. However, the episode does not focus on Apollo like Maelstrom dwells on Starbuck. Instead, Mark Sheppard chews scenery as new character Romo Lampkin, whose interrogation of Caprica Six gives Tricia Helfer a spotlight scene. The episodes title echoes the Hemingway novel, but the generational theme seems to be the only serious connection.

Maelstrom

Starbuck dreams she is whitewashing the Eye of Jupiter she painted on her apartment wall back on Caprica. Leoben approaches her; the two make love.

Starbuck tells Helo about her dream. He suggests she visit an oracle, which she does.

The oracle gifts Starbuck a figurine of Aurora, who symbolizes change. The oracle already knows of Starbucks dream and suggests it is a message from Starbucks mother Socrata (Dorothy Lyman), causing Starbuck to leave in anger. Starbuck later tells Anders how her mother abused her, including slamming her fingers in a door (as suggested in The Farm).

Galactica is refueling near a gas giant planet, the radiation from which blocks Cylon detection. Conversely, Viper patrols must watch for Cylons.

During a patrol, Starbuck sees a Heavy Raider in the planets clouds. Starbuck tracks the Cylon ship to a vortex resembling the Eye of Jupiter.

Starbuck continues her pursuit beneath the cloud deck, ignoring warnings that the atmospheric pressure could crush her Viper. However, after seeing visions of her apartment and Socrata, Starbuck returns to Galactica. Her Vipers camera shows no Heavy Raider.

Adama asks whether Starbuck is losing her mind, but leaves to Apollo the question of her flight status.

Apollo finds Starbuck in the corridor with the photo shrine to the dead and missing. Apollo decides she will keep flying. Starbuc...

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A history of medical kidnapping at Phoenix Childrens Hospital "IndyWatch Feed World"

Thank you to Health Impact News for the story below.  Earlier this month (October 2014) we reported the sad story of the Diegel family, who had their two daughters seized by Phoenix Childrens Hospital for disagreeing with the doctors over their treatment. We have previously reported many similar stories of hospitals using Child Protection Services (CPS) to []

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Democracy?: Local Labour branch to investigate how Press TV banned in UK was allowed to film party meeting "IndyWatch Feed World"

Press TV, which is banned in the UK, provided live coverage of vote of no confidence in MP Joan Ryan A local Labour Party branch is investigating how the Iranian state broadcaster was allowed to film a meeting at which members passed a vote of no confidence in a pro-Israel MP. Press TV, which is banned in the UK, recorded a party meeting in the Enfield North constituency at which Joan Ryan lost a no confidence motion.

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Mongoose: Corbyn Sodomized by Labour as Labour is Sodomized by Zionists ENOUGH Already! "IndyWatch Feed War"

Mongoose

The time to eradicate Zionist Israel is now.  9/11 Truth will do that.

Legal Advice and Common Sense Jettisoned as UK Labour Party Leaders Surrender to Zionist Diktat

According to the Guardian the most controversial passage in Corbyns draft statement said: It cannot be considered racist to treat Israel like any other state or assess its conduct against the standards of international law. Nor should it be regarded as antisemitic to describe Israel, its policies or the circumstances around its foundation as racist because of their discriminatory impact, or to support another settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Read full article.

Robert David STEELE Vivas

ROBERT STEELE: To my eternal shame, I was not focused on the Zionist parasite and threat until the Zionists, through their secret police network managed by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), attacked #UNRIG, myself, and Cynthia McKinney, six ways in ninety days.  Until they attacked me and destroyed the $500K a year #UNRIG Election Reform Campaign (to include ADL influence on MeetUp, which cancelled a $77,000 a year paid professional network of one #UNRIG MeetUp in each Congressional District, at the same time that MeetUp then and still today waives all fees for the seditious #RESIST MeetUps (1,087 of them, a considerable illegal undeclared campaign contribution to the Democratic Party), I saw Zionist Israel and in the USA AIPAC and A...

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Russia begins largest ever military drills "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Russia conducted a number of drills in August and early September in the build-up to Vostok 2018 [Russian MoD]


Russia today launched its larged military exercise in nearly four decades, involving hundreds of thousands of troops and thousands of pieces of military hardware in all branches of its armed forces.

Chinese forces will also participate in the six-day exercise, titled Vostok 2018, contributing some 3,200 troops 900 pieces of military hardware and 30 fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.

The Russian military has deployed more than 300,000 troops including 6,000 paratroopers, 36,000 military vehicles, and more than 1,000 aircraft from Russias Eastern and Central military districts, and the Northern Fleet, the Russian Ministry of Defence said.

The exercise will focus on Russias efficiency in rapidly moving and deploying large numbers of military forces over large distances.

New weapons systems will also be deployed and tested during the military exercise, the defense ministry said.

The exercises come as Russia and the US drift further apart, especially on resolution of the Syria war. On Tuesday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov condemned US threats to use force in Syria if chemical weapons are used.

The Russian military has for weeks warned of a possible false flag operation to use chemical weapons by Islamist extremists and the White Helmets group in Idlib.

We particularly name geographical points where preparations are made to carry out provocations and certain terrorist groups backed by the US and its allies, Ryabkov said.

The Syrian government has been preparing to retake Idlib, in the northwest of the country, currently under control of Al-Qaeda affiliated groups such Tahrir Al Sham.

The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies

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Strong Earthquake Strikes New Caledonia Region "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

MDR 091102 M 6.3 quake occurs 202km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia Earthquake details: Magnitude: 6.3 mww Location: 22.027S, 170.129E Depth: 12.0 km Time: 19:31:37.540 (UTC) 2018-09-10 [USGS]   Shallow quake strikes Taiwan M 4.7 16km SSW of Hualian, Taiwan Time: 2018-09-11 04:43:26 (UTC) Location: 23.837N 121.545E Depth: 4.3 km [USGS] Advertisements

21:10

Whats Going On in the Used Car & Truck Market? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Whats Going On in the Used Car & Truck Market? by Wolf Richter Wolf Street Wholesale prices spike to record. Consumers, struggling with affordability, switch from new to used. Used car and truck prices in August at auctions in...

The post Whats Going On in the Used Car & Truck Market? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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Troublesome allies: How the Syrian regime is reintegrating loyalist militias "IndyWatch Feed War"

Without transformative political and institutional reform, efforts to co-opt loyalist militias will continue to undermine Syrias stability

21:09

Trend Micro apologises after Mac apps found scooping up users browser history "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Trend Micro has confirmed reports that some of its Mac consumer products were silently sending users browser history to its servers, and apologised to customers for any concern they might have felt.

But apparently its the users fault anyway for not reading the EULA.

21:09

Deadliest supermarket food, a bacteria landmine "IndyWatch Feed World"

Factory farmed chicken has been identified as the food responsible for the greatest number of foodborne illnesses, thanks to the presence of pathogenic bacteria, many of which are resistant to antibiotics. Now, testing reveals chicken and other meats may also contain drugs that are banned for use in food animals. As reported by Consumer Reports, drugs []

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21:08

Steve Bannon on the coup in Washington against Trump (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Steve Bannon on the coup in Washington against Trump Video Fox News Former Trump chief strategist releases new film Trump @ War. On The Ingraham Angle, Bannon addresses the anonymous NYT op-ed and Trumps relationships with members of his...

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21:08

Insider Reveals Major White House Coup Against Trump "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There is an internal coup within the Trump administration! With this coming coup against Donald Trump, it will come like a thief in the night. How will you communicate with your family? What does history teach us about these events? History teaches us that many coups occur and the public does not realize it until it is too late to do anything about it. Did that just happen. Is the Trump administration compromised? Some say yes and they point to the Syrian chemical false flag attack. Some think that the MSM is telling the public that a pandemic is coming to America, in the ultimate false flag attack. What do you think? Here is the story..

 

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21:05

Nicaragua becoming a regional safe haven for Latin American fugitives "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

The recent granting of political asylum in Nicaragua to a fugitive from Guatemala is the latest sign that the country is becoming a regional safe haven for wanted criminals. Espaol

Police Station in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Wikimedia Commons.

Officials from Nicaraguas Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently granted political asylum to controversial Guatemalan businessman and political broker Gustavo Herrera Castillo, La Prensa reported on August 22.

Guatemalas Attorney Generals Office and the United Nations-backed International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) have for years been investigating Herrera for his alleged role in a multimillion-dollar corruption scandal within the countrys Social Security Institute (IGSS).

Former Guatemala President Otto Prez Molina (2012-2015) also accused Herrera of having links to drug trafficking groups in Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico in 2014.

Herrera allegedly requested political asylum in Nicaragua out of fear for his life and security, according to La Prensa. Herrera reportedly told the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that Guatemalas Attorney Generals Office and the CICIG are carrying out an illegal criminal prosecution against him.

Nicaraguas Ministry of Foreign Affairs cited human rights as one of the primary reasons for granting Herrera asylum.

The granting of political asylum t...

21:04

Libinput 1.12 Released With New Quirks System, Touchpad Improvements "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Peter Hutterer announced the release today of libinput v1.12 as the widely used Linux input handling library on Wayland/Mir/X.Org desktops...

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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Case Against Dallas Officer Who Killed Neighbor to Go to Grand Jury
Amber Renee Guyger, a Dallas police officer, was arrested Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, on a manslaughter warrant in the shooting of a black man at his home, Texas authorities said.

Ryan Tarinelli and Ken Miller
Associated Press

The case against a white Dallas police officer who shot and killed a black neighbor in the neighbor's home will be presented to a grand jury, which could decide on more serious charges than manslaughter, the district attorney overseeing the case said Monday.

Lawyers for the victim's family questioned why it took three days for officer Amber Guyger to be charged and why she was so quick to use deadly force in her encounter with 26-year-old Botham Jean, who lived in the apartment directly above hers. She told authorities she mistook the neighbor's unit for her own.

The officer was arrested Sunday night and booked into jail in neighboring Kaufman County before being released on bond.

When asked why Guyger was allowed to surrender somewhere other than Dallas County's jail, Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson said the decision was made by the Texas Rangers, who are also investigating.

Guyger had just ended a 15-hour shift Thursday when she returned in uniform to the South Side Flats apartment complex. She parked on the fourth floor, instead of the third, where she lived, according to an affidavit filed for the officer's arrest warrant, possibly suggesting that she was confused or disoriented.

When she put her key in the apartment door that was unlocked and slightly ajar, it opened. Inside, the lights were off. Then she saw a figure in the darkness, the affidavit said.

The officer concluded that her apartment was being burglarized and gave verbal commands to the figure, which ignored them. She then drew her weapon and fired twice, the affidavit said.

When she turned on the lights, she realized she was in the wrong unit, according to the affidavit, which appeared to be based almost entirely upon the officer's account.

The Dallas County medical examiner's office said Jean died of a gunshot wound to the chest....

21:02

Peter Strzok, Lisa Page conspired to leak anti-Trump stories to mainstream media "IndyWatch Feed War"

FBI agent Peter Strzok conspired with his in-house lover to leak anti-Trump stories to the media in spring 2017 when he headed the Russia probe into the Trump campaign, a congressman said on Monday.

Rep. Mark Meadows, North Carolina Republican, sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein saying a House task force had just received a new shipment of Justice Department documents.

By   The Washington Times Monday, September 10, 2018

Our review of these new documents raises grave concerns regarding an apparent systemic culture of media leaking by high-ranking officials at FBI and DOJ, Mr. Meadows said. Review of these new documents suggest a coordinated effort on the part of the FBI and DOJ to release information in the public domain potentially harmful to President Donald Trumps administration.

Mr. Meadows provided an example.

On April 10, 2017, Mr. Strzok text-messaged Lisa Page, his lover and then-FBI counsel, to discuss a media leak strategy.

I had literally just gone to find this phone to tell you I want to talk to you about media leak strategy with DOJ before you go, Mr. Strzok said.

Two days later, Mr. Strzok congratulated Ms. Page on two derogatory stories that appeared about Carter Page, a former Trump volunteer whom the FBI was wiretapping.

The Washington Post broke a story about the wiretap on April 11, Mr. Meadows said, which suggested Trumpconnections to Russia.

Mr. Strzok became famous for previously released text messages that showed a strong bias against...

21:00

Guru Granth Sahib: First Prakash Utsav "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

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By Neeraj Mahajan

The First Prakash Utsav of Sri Guru Granth Sahib is an important landmark for the Sikh community all over the world. Guru Granth Sahib also called Adi Granth or Adi Guru Darbar is not any other holy book or scripture for the Sikhs; but a perpetual, ultimate and eternal Guru.

It is probably the only Holy Scripture in the world; written by the founders of a religion in their lifetime. All other holy scriptures were compiled after the founders left for their heavenly abode.

Sikhs all over the world regard Guru Granth Sahib comprising of 1430 pages and 5864 hymns or verses called Shabads as their living Guru. Its contents, considered to be the preaching of the Gurus are referred to as Gurus bani (the Gurus voice) or Gurbani.

The first Sikh leader, Guru Nanak Dev, started the trend of collecting his holy hymns for the Sikhs to recite in their morning and evening prayers. His successor Guru Angad Dev continued the tradition.

At the time when it was being written, some people poisoned the mind of Mughal emperor Jahangir by spreading a rumour that Guru Granth Sahib and Gurbani preached hatred against the Muslims. An enraged Jahangir ordered Guru Arjan Dev to delete some of the hymns in the Guru Granth Sahib manuscript and imposed a fine of 200,000 rupees. Guru Arjan Dev refused to expunge the offensive text or pay the fine. Guru Arjan Dev was dead against making alterations in the hymns as required by Jahangir and instead preferred a martyrs death. This led to his execution.

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GurdwaraDeraSahib in Lahore, Pakistan where Guru Arjan Dev is believed to have died.

Guru Gobind Singh the tenth Sikh Guru, raised the Adi Granth to the sta...

21:00

Georgia Voters Out of Country, Out of Luck? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If Georgia is fishing for election hackers, maybe it should consider opting for the more precise rod-and-reel method, rather than a dragnet.

Election and cybersecurity experts are still scratching their heads after Buzzfeed reported that Georgias election division was blocking any and all foreign access to its online voter registration page including to its own citizens abroad in a move that may wind up hurting Georgia voters more than it protects them.

And amid an election year where the country, and the world, is watching Georgia, this takes on heightened significance. Stacey Abrams, the Democratic attorney general, become the nations first-ever black female governor if she prevails over Republican Brian Kemp.

In his day job as secretary of state, Kemp oversees elections.

The logic behind Georgias defensive internet strategy is that blocking foreign IP addresses will prevent hackers, who would presumably be operating overseas, from embedding themselves in the states election infrastructure. Websites like Netflix employ similar devices to restrict content to particular territories in order to ensure that users can only view titles that have been licensed to their region.

The particulars are tricky and technical, as is often the case in the dry field that is election administration. But if time isnt taken to untangle them and weigh their consequences, legitimate voters may be left in the cold while the state publicly waves its victory banner.

Related: Who Ordered Destruction of Data That Could Have Proved Georgia Election Rigging?

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When asked to comment on the news that even Georgians abroad were being locke...

21:00

How Big is Your Oscilloscope? One Inch? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

We are anxious to see the finished product of [Mark Omos] entry into our one square inch project. It is a 20 megasample per second oscilloscope that fits the form factor and includes a tiny OLED screen. We will confess that we started thinking if you could use these as replacements for panel meters or find some other excuse for it to exist. We finally realized, though, that it might not be very practical but it is undeniably cool.

There are some mockup PCB layouts, but the design appears feasible. A PIC32MZ provides the horsepower. [Mark] plans to use an interleaved mode in the chips converters to get 20 megasamples per second and a bandwidth of 10 MHz. It appears hell use DMA to drive the OLED. In addition to the OLED and the PIC, theres a termination network and a variable gain stage and thats about it.

The tiny board wont allow for a standard BNC, so the input is an SMA. Weve seen that before on other tiny scopes. From the PCB mockups, it looks like there will be some buttons along the edges, too, so expect a user interface on the diminutive screen.

This is the second square inch contest weve had and if you want to enter, the deadlines been extended, but not for much longer. Theres real money on the table, including $500 for the winner. Test equipment seems to be a popular theme, although if last time is any predictor, there are plenty of other options.


This project is in the running for the One Square Inch Project contest over on Hackaday.io
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20:55

The Real Story Behind the Vince Foster Murder-The Common Sense Show "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Let justice be done though the heavens fall. Cody Snodgres joins Dave Hodges to discuss the Vince Foster and why this close friend of the Clintons was really murdered and then passed it off as a suicide.

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20:55

Fighting Starts in Syria"s Idlib: US Military Considers Military Options "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Idlib will ultimately be liberated. The status of the US-led coalition forces in Syria will become a hot-button topic and be seen as the main stumbling block on the path to peace and reconstruction.

20:53

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Dallas Officer Amber Guyger Charged With Manslaughter After Killing Neighbor in His Apartment
John Bacon and Bill Keveney, USA TODAY
6:14 a.m. CT Sept. 10, 2018

A Dallas police officer returning home from work shot and killed a neighbor after she said she mistook his apartment for her own, police said Friday. (Sept. 7) AP

Texas law enforcement officials Sunday arrested a Dallas police officer in connection with a manslaughter warrant after she fatally shot one of her neighbors, a black man, in his apartment last week.

Amber Guyger was booked into the Kaufman County Jail about 7:20 p.m. Sunday, according to online records. She posted a $300,000 bond and was released, jail officials said.

The 30-year-old Guyger, who is white, fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean on Thursday. Lawyers for Jean's family had been calling for Guyger's arrest, saying the fact that she had remained free days after the shooting showed she was receiving favorable treatment.

Police say Guyger, a four-year veteran of the force, told investigators she was returning home from her shift Thursday night and accidentally entered Jean's apartment. Guyger  believed Jean was an intruder and shot him, police said. Police have released few other details.

"Right now, there are more questions than answers," Police Chief Renee Hall said. "We understand the concerns of the community. That is why we are working as vigorously and meticulously as we can to ensure the integrity of the case and the department is upheld."

The Dallas Police Department on Friday turned over the case to the Texas Rangers, a law enforcement division within the state public safety unit, citing the need for transparency in the investigation.

In a Sunday night statement, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings praised Hall's decision to call in the Rangers "to handle the investigation to ensure there was no appearance of bias."

"Please continue to pray for the family of Botham Jean tonight and in the weeks and months ahead," Rawlings said.

Guyger also shot another man last...

20:53

Hurricane threatens South Carolina, USA "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 10 September 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Meteorologist Ashley Batey is tracking Florence as it strengthens in the Atlantic. The hurricane is expected to slam into the East Coast near the Carolinas as a Category 3 or 4 storm.

ONE MILLION TOLD TO LEAVE SOUTH CAROLINA South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) ordered a mandatory evacuation of the states coastline ahead of Hurricane Florences expected arrival. Approximately 1 million people in eight counties have until noon today to evacuate, the governor said.[HuffPost]

20:45

Highest-grade gold mines in 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Highest-grade gold mines in 2017 by Vladimir Basov  Mining Gold has been and still is a favored investment commodity around the globe. But in todays challenging mineral commodity markets, investors are highly sensitive to a mines production costs. Gold grade is...

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20:45

Progress Update From the Librem 5 Hardware Department "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Progress update from the Librem 5 hardware department:

[...] Making a non-Android mobile phone that will run an FSF-approved OS that supports all the features that we've all come to rely on (cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, touchscreen input) has and continues to involve a lot of pathfinding, given that a RYF phone has never been attempted before and discovery involves solving issues as they come up.

The industry offers all the hardware to create a smartphone on a fast path, as the SoC vendors typically provide the modem (cellular and wifi) integrated directly on the SoC. Like a recipe in a cookbooktake an SoC, place it on a PCB, add RAM and flash chip on top of it (called a package on packagePoP), add antennas and finally power. The difficulty comes down to the firmware and the software that run these devices. The necessary firmware to operate the cellular modem, WiFi, BT etc. is provided by the chip maker, including the drivers for the GPU and more. The firmware and software included is proprietary with no source code with little to no alternatives.


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20:43

Trilogy of Atlantic Storms: Florence, Isaac, Helene; Category 4 Florence (140 MPH) Expected To Become A Category 5 Hurricane "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Category 4 Hurricane Florence with 140 mph (220 km/h) sustained winds is menacing the Carolinas and Virginia. It is expected to become a Category 5 Hurricane. Tropical Storm Isaac menaces the Lesser Antilles and Caribbean. Hurricane Helene looks like it is turning toward Europe. See updates here: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov , weather.gov and your preferred weather source.

Hurricane Florence:
SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST0900 UTCINFORMATION
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LOCATION26.4N 64.1W
ABOUT 410 MI660 KM S OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 975 MI1570 KM ESE OF CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS140 MPH220 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENTWNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 15 MPH24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE944 MB27.88 INCHES
(NHC)
The updated NHC intensity forecast once again calls for additional intensification and brings Florence to near category 5 strength within...

Spending time outdoors reduces the risk of 6 different ailments "IndyWatch Feed World"

Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits according to new research from the University of East Anglia. The health benefits of the great outdoors: A systematic review and meta-analysis of green space exposure and health outcomes is published in the journal Environmental Research. Nature is fuel for the []

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20:43

Truth or troll? Denver airport's new ads rile up conspiracy theorists "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you pass through the great hall of Denver airport in Colorado this weekend, you won't fail to notice the huge amount of building work going on there. Or at least ... it looks like building work. Large posters, placed on hoardings around the terminal, cast doubt on what's really going on. One reads: "Construction? Or cover up?" and features Illuminati insignia on a yellow hard hat. Another shows a reptile head poking out of a suit and asks: "What are we doing?" It offers three potential answers, one of which is: "Remodelling the lizard people's lair."

20:43

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Here's What Dallas Cop Amber Guyger Said Happened Right Before She Shot Botham Jean
The door to Botham Jean's apartment was unlocked, according to an arrest warrant affidavit released Monday, and officer Amber Guyger entered the unit, believing it was her own.
Author: Ryan Osborne

11:06 PM CDT September 10, 2018

More details are emerging about what officials say happened during the fatal encounter between Dallas police officer Amber Guyger and Botham Jean, who was killed at his South Side Flats apartment last week.

The door to Jean's apartment was "slightly ajar," according to an arrest warrant affidavit released Monday, and Guyger who lives in the apartment directly below Jean entered the darkened unit, believing it was her own.

The affidavit was written by an investigator for the Texas Rangers, which took over the case at the request of Dallas police.

An earlier search warrant affidavit written by a Dallas Police Department detective said that Guyger was trying to enter Jean's apartment when Jean "confronted the officer at the door." The DPD affidavit also said that Guyger later told investigators the apartment door was open when she placed her key in it.

A neighbor told police that he "heard an exchange of words, immediately followed by at least two gunshots," the DPD affidavit said.

According to the Rangers' affidavit, Guyger inserted a key into the door, fully opening it, and then she saw a "large silhouette" across the room, believing it was a burglar.

Guyger then drew her firearm, and yelled commands at Jean, according to the affidavit. Jean "ignored" the commands, so Guyger fired her gun twice, striking Jean, the affidavit said.

Guyger told investigators that Jean moved toward her, sources told WFAA.

Guyger had gone to the wrong apartment after parking on the fourth floor of the South Side Flats apartments, the affidavit said.

20:42

Chinas factory base rolls out red carpet for big foreign investors as trade war begins to bite "IndyWatch Feed War"

As the trade war hits Guangdongs export businesses hard, the province seeks foreign investment to stabilise the local economy

South China Morning Post

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 11 September, 2018, 1:02pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 11 September, 2018, 2:55pm

Guangdong province, the centre of Chinas export industry, is redoubling its efforts to woo foreign investors to counterbal...

20:41

As the practicalities of the border issue are wrestled with, the pressure on the DUP is mounting. Are the hardline Brexiteers preparing to rat? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Now what?  On the border issue, the EU Commission and the Brexiteers are coming closer together than either with the government, according to the Guardian.  This report shows that both sides are getting down to the practical options,  instead of political grandstanding.  Do the options appeal to the DUP? Downing St are sticking with no EU officials at British ports but for how long? Does no EU officials rule out categorically different rules for the island of Ireland than for  other destinations? Is this tantamount to a border down the Irish Sea, even if checks are not limited  to NI ports and Ireland-facing ports in GB ?

  Downing Street is refusing to consider proposals to have EU officials stationed at British ports serving Ireland, intended as part of a solution to the problem of the Irish border after Brexit.

The compromise plan, which is under consideration by Ireland and Brussels, is aimed at de-dramatising the Irish border issue, and reflects the fact that many goods enter Northern Ireland via Dublin, and not Belfast or the two other main ports in the region.

But No 10 is insistent that the proposals set out in the Chequers plan, with a common rulebook for goods and agrifood, and a facilitated customs arrangement, which would involve the UK levying EU tariffs, will ultimately remove the need for border checks altogether.

A Downing Street spokesman said: We believe the solution that we set out in the white paper and at Chequers delivers on the issue of the Northern Ireland border. As the PM has said many times, she is a committed unionist; thats a key fact in where weve ended up.

Checks at ports could also breach an amendment to the governments customs bill, currently making its way through the Lords, which would rule out a customs border in the Irish Sea.

Seamus Leheny, the head of the Freight Transport Association in Northern Ireland, said many members used the route between Dublin and Holyhead in Wales because it was the shortest crossing. Data from the Central Statistics Office in Ireland shows that 1.1m trucks and unaccompanied containers arrive in Dublin every year but the data does not include how many journeys each lorry makes a year.

While Theresa May opposes EU checks in British ports, recent reports suggest there is a loosening of opposition among Brexiters. The Brexit-supporting...

20:41

Guru Granth Sahib: handle with care "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

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By Neeraj Mahajan

Reading the Guru Granth Sahib is an important part of a Sikh man, woman or childs life. The Guru Granth Sahib comprising of 1430 pages and 5864 hymns or verses is not just another holy book for the Sikhs; who regard it is as their perpetual, eternal and living Guru. No one can change or alter any of the words, structure of sentence, grammar or meaning of verses in the Guru Granth Sahib.

The authority and sanctity of the Guru Granth Sahib as a sacrosanct spiritual guide is reflected in the manner in which it was treated with respect by the Sikh Gurus themselves.

Guru Arjan Devthe fifth Sikh Guru

Guru Arjan Dev the first Guru to be born into a Sikh family is credited to have installed the first edition of the Sikh scripture at Harimandir Sahib or Golden Temple in Amritsar.

According to Sikh legend, Guru Arjun asked his followers where they wanted the first edition of the Adi Granth or Guru Granth Sahib to be installed. You are omniscient, Master! But there is no place more suitable than the Harimandir, Bhai Buddha replied. Guru Arjan Dev agreed and said, There is nothing like it in all the three worlds. Harimandir is like the shipthe means for the people to cross over the worldly ocean triumphantly. A new joy pervades here every day. A sight of it annuls all sins.

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Guru Arjan Dev was made to sit on a burning hot sheet while boiling hot sand was poured over his body.

The night before embarking on the journey to place the first edition of the Adi Granth in the Golden Temple at Amritsar, the Granth Sahib was made to rest and placed on a soft seat under a canopy, while Guru Arjan Dev and the Sikh Sangat slept on the ground.

At daybreak, Bhai Buddha carried the Holy Book on his head. Guru Arjun walked behind him swinging the whisk. So did the musicians singing shabads. As soon as the Sangat reached Harimandir Sahib, the Granth Sahib was ceremonially installed in the center of the inner sanctuary. Bhai Buddha opened it at random to read the divine hukumnama while Guru Arjun s...

20:35

Chinese Increasing Presence In Red Dawn Invasion Scenario-Kathy Rubio-The Common Sense Show "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Kathy Rubio provides additional coverage of the Red Dawn invasion planning in Central America. In addition, Kathy shared information on 5th column terrorists making their way into the country with WMDs. Additionally, the Chinese are increasing their presence in the Red Dawn invasion plans.

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20:28

Black-tailed godwits on video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 9 September 2018 video from the Netherlands is called MY FAVOURITE BIRD Limosa limosa (black-tailed godwit).

20:25

The Stable-Coin Myth "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The problems with the latest wave of cryptocurrencies will be familiar to anyone who has encountered even a single study of speculative attacks on pegged exchange rates, or to anyone who has had a coffee with an emerging-market central banker. But this doesnt mean that the flaws in these schemes will be familiar to investors.

20:25

House Republicans Unveil Tax-Cut Bill Ahead of Election Push "IndyWatch Feed War"

  • House committee likely to consider legislation this week
  • Package of bills includes retirement and startup tax changes
House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady.  Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

House Republican lawmakers introduced legislation Monday that would make the 2017 tax cuts for individuals permanent in a bid to highlight their signature economic policy achievement ahead of the November elections.

The legislation  released as Republicans are at risk of losing their majority in the House is seen as a last-ditch effort by GOP lawmakers to convince voters of the benefits of their new tax code. Polls consistently show less than half of Americans approve of the tax cut.

Its time to change the culture in Washington where we only do tax reform once a generation, House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady said in a statement. This legislation is our commitment to the American worker to ensure our tax code remains the most competitive in the world.

Still, with little chance of Senate Republicans taking up the measure, the effort is largely viewed as a way to promote political talking points. GOP leaders decided to proceed with the legislation even though it puts their members in high-tax states in the tricky spot of either supporting a new cap on state and local tax deductions, or voting against tax cuts backed by their party.

Last years tax overhaul set the individual changes to expire at the end of 2025 for budget reasons, since the bill was approved through a special process that allowed it to pass with a simple majority. The provisions include the so-called SALT deduction cap, which is unpopular in high-tax states such as New York and New Jersey.

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20:25

New York Times Undermining Peace Efforts by Sowing Suspicion "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Democrats may not like Pence, but they are so demented by hatred of Trump that they are visibly ready to accept the Devil himself to get rid of the sinister clown who dared defeat Hillary Clinton. Down with democracy; the votes of deplorables shouldnt count.

20:24

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20:21

Open Parachute "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Fluoridation: debating the science?

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20:18

India: good micro, worrying macro "IndyWatch Feed War"


There is a time lag between the build-up of dark clouds and their impact on growth
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Indian prime minister Narendra Modis government faces macro turbulence ahead Reuters

By Gaurav Dalmia 


India growing at 8.2 per cent is the fastest-growing large economy in the world. While this is better than most forecasts, other macro indicators seem to have peaked more than a year ago.

The current account deficit has increased from 0.7 per cent to 1.9 per cent over the past year. The combined fiscal deficit is 6.5 per cent and inching up. Inflation has been Indias bane historically and is rising again at 4.96 per cent. India faces more macro turbulence in the near future than has been the case in the past two years.

Yet the message from business level data is terrific. Consumer confidence, measured by the Current Situation Index, clocked in at 97 in the second quarter of 2018, up from 95.1 in the first quarter well above its low of 88 in 2013. This confidence has led to sharp consumption-led growth in India, tangibly showing up in corporate performance.

Profit after tax for the Sensex companies has grown 12.9 per cent. Even so, profits as a percentage of sales are lagging behind long-term averages. Companies and investors are betting margins will increase to normalised levels and are making aggressive forward-looking bets. Advertising growth, a good proxy for business confidence, stands at 13 per cent. And its not surprising that Indian valuations are at a 37 per cent premium to the median price-to-earnings ratio for emerging markets as a whole.

Also, Indias growth is very broad: manufacturing has grown 13.5 per cent; construction, which has been in the doldrums, is growing at 8.7 per cent and the farm sector at 8.1 per cent. This makes for a promising future.

However, there is a lag between the build-up of dark clouds in the macro-environment and their effect on economic growth, so India needs to be pr...

20:16

Project SPEAK Update: "The Great Transmutation of 9/11" -- September 11, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Great Transmutation of 9/11

11 September, 2018 05:07

Source: Project SPEAK

September 11th, 2001 is a historically tragic date, not only because of thousands of people that died that day, but because they died by the hand of the leaders sworn to protect them. Although commonly accepted as truth today, the gravity of this conspiracy has never brought any of these criminals to justice for their crimes against humanity.

So have you ever considered what was really taken from us on that day?

Instead of focusing on the spiritually synchronized meaning of 911 the entire world became consumed by death, celebrating the most singularly watched event in history. The mass consciousness reverted to fear, war, distrust, and division.

After years of living this way, in a hyper-stimulated, hate-mongering society, lead by simple minded George W. Bush we learned that any fool could be President, and eventually we could ignore anything. Since 2001 a documentary named Fahrenheit 9/11 connected the dots to the Bush familys involvement in the attacks on the towers, an actual CIA Engineer came forward to explain how he designed the third tower to fall proving it was an inside job, the CIA released 13 Million Classified documents that revealed that they were using Nazi Mind Control on the American people, UFOs have been witnessed and confirmed by hundreds of pilots, and there is a known Shadow Government operating in the back ground of the CIA, and yet somehow weve all fallen asleep as if we saw these things coming.

Ignorance develops from ignoring things that we shouldnt. Indifference comes from the feeling that theres nothing we can do to make a difference. But apathy is the worst. Apathy develops because weve forgotten who we are. Because weve forgotten that we are the children of God. We are the creators of the world and it is our energy that inspires the Universe to bring something from the spirit into shape and form.

This creative process is something we have to build from a foundation of love, compassion, and kindness. We do not have the right to be careless. We are the care takers of the planet, care givers f...

20:15

Judicial Watch: Clinton Email Scandal Goes Back to BenghaziArms Transfer from Libya to Syria! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Judicial Watch: Clinton Email Scandal Goes Back to BenghaziArms Transfer from Libya to Syria! Video These documents point to a connection between the collapse in Libya and the ISIS war and confirm that the U.S. knew remarkable details about...

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20:09

China asks WTO for sanctions in U.S. trade dispute "IndyWatch Feed War"

China will ask the World Trade Organization next week for permission to impose sanctions on the United States, for Washingtons non-compliance with a ruling in a dispute over U.S. dumping duties that China initiated in 2013, a meeting agenda showed on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: A worker places U.S. and China flags near the Forbidden City ahead of a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump to Beijing, in Beijing, China November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo

The request is likely to lead to years of legal wrangling over the case for sanctions and the amount. Last year China won a WTO ruling in the dispute, which related to several industries including machinery and electronics, light industry, metals and minerals, with an annual export value of up to $8.4 billion.

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20:07

17 Unanswered Questions on the 17th Anniversary of 9/11 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Makia Freeman, Contributor
Waking Times

As the 911 17th anniversary approaches, it is worth casting our minds back to that catastrophic and catalyzing event, that new Pearl Harbor (in the words of the PNAC neocons), which has cemented the false idea of a War on Terror into the public mind. More and more researchers and facts have emerged since the first few years after the event. Thanks to the work of people like Dr. Judy Wood and Rebekah Roth, we now have a very good idea of the how and who behind the biggest false flag attack in world history. Below are 17 unanswered questions designed to briefly reacquaint you with the shocking anomalies, inconsistencies and holes in the official narrative during this 911 17th anniversary.

1. If Osama bin Laden was the mastermind of 9/11, why was he never formally charged with the crime?

Guess the FBI just plain old forgot or were too busy conducting sting operations (foiling terror plots they themselves orchestrated) to actually charge bin Laden with the grandest crime in history. By the way, what were representatives from the Bush family (ex-CIA chief and President George H. W.) doing meeting with representatives from the bin Ladens (Shafig bin Laden, brother of Osama) the day before 9/11 in New York Ritz-Carlton Hotel? How did everyone seem to know it was bin Laden before the dust had even settled, e.g. former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak speaking on the BBC only 1 hour after the attacks?

2. Why did Netanyahu say 9/11 was very good for Israel?

The...

20:05

Trend Micro Apps removed from Mac App Store after being caught exfiltrating user data "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Several anti-malware apps developed by Trend Micro have been removed from the Mac App Store because they were harvesting users browser history and other info.

Several anti-malware apps developed by Trend Micro, including Dr Cleaner, Dr. Unarchiver, Dr Antivirus, and App Uninstall, have been removed from the Mac App Store after researchers discovered they were harvesting users browser history and other information.

At the time of writing, it is not clear if Trend Micro removed the apps itself following complaints or if Apple removed them due to their activities.

The security researcher that handle the Twitter account Privacy First first reported the alleged unethical behavior and published a video that shows how the app harvest users data.

Former NSA white hat hacker Patrick Wardle reported last week that Trend Micro apps were also collecting users personal data including their browsing history and then uploaded that data in a password-protected archive to a server.

Moreover, the network proxy monitor (Charles Proxy) captures a connection attempt from Adware Doctor to adscan.yelabapp.com: By editing the systems /etc/hosts file we can redirect this request to a server we control and can capture what Adware Doctor is trying to upload. And what do you think that might be? If you guessed the history.zip file you would be correct! wrote Wardle.

The uploaded history.zip archive is password protected:...

20:04

Are These Bees Trying To Save Their Friend Or Just Getting Free Honey? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This video shows how bees are trying to help one another. One of the bees fell into a honey extractor and its wings got covered in a layer of honey. The beekeeper decided to intervene and left the bee at the entrance to the beehive, other bees quickly rushed and started cleaning honey out of the bees wings. Some viewers on social media, however, started commenting that the bees just wanted to consume the honey and actually not helping one of their mates. What are your views? Share them in the comments!

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A Day After Trump Pledges $1 Billion in Aid, Egypt Sentences American Citizen to Prison in Protest Crackdown "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Despite appeals for his release from the Trump administration, an Egyptian criminal court sentenced U.S. citizen Moustafa Kassem to 15 years in prison on September 8. The sentencing, which human rights advocates said is part of a crackdown on political dissent, crushed his familys hopes to see their ailing relative freed, and disappointed advocates who hoped the White House could sway the government of Egyptian strongman Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Kassem, who suffers from diabetes, has already served five years in pretrial detention and is now set to spend another 10 years in an Egyptian jail cell, barring a presidential pardon, early release, or deportation to the United States.

We were so saddened to hear this news. We did not expect it. He did nothing to deserve that verdict.

We were so saddened to hear this news. We did not expect it, Eman Kassem, Moustafa Kassems sister, told The Intercept. He did nothing to deserve that verdict.

Egyptian prosecutors alleged Moustafa Kassem, an Egyptian-American tried alongside over 700 people, joined the summer 2013 protests at Cairos Rabaa Square. The protests came shortly after a military coup that deposed Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi and installed el-Sisi in power.

Prosecutors presented no specific evidence that the 53-year-old Moustafa Kassem was at the square that day.

This is a devastating day for the rule of law, said Mohamed Soltan, a human rights advocate who himself is a former prisoner in Egypt. It shows that the judicial system in Egypt is utterly politicized.

The White House referred requests for comment on Moustafa Kassems conviction to the State Department. A State Department spokesperson said in a statement, We are deeply concerned by the conviction and sentencing of US citizen Moustafa Kassem. Mr. Kassems case has been raised repeatedly with the Egyptian government, and we remain in communication with Mr. Kassem and his attorney about the case. The Department of State takes seriously its responsibilities to assist U.S. citizens abroad; we will continue providing appropriate consular services.

The conviction came just a day after the U.S. announced that it was slating a billion dollars of military aid for Egypt and about two months after nearly $200 million in U.S. aid was released after being frozen over human rights concerns.

Moustafa Kassems brother-in-law, who witnessed his arrest in Cairo, told The Intercept that Moustafa encountered into a military che...

20:00

FROM WAR-DOG TO PEACENIK BY ALY RENWICK "IndyWatch Feed War"

From Cromwells time to the start of the 19th century Britains rulers had sent their armed forces to fight in 10 wars against European rivals. The seven-year-war of 1756-63, which ended with the Treaty of Paris, was the worlds first global conflict with battles raging across Europe and many other parts of the world. The []

The post FROM WAR-DOG TO PEACENIK BY ALY RENWICK appeared first on Veterans For Peace UK.

20:00

Robert Knight: Donald Trumps Successes "IndyWatch Feed War"

Giving Trumps accomplishments their due

Washington Times

Im told by one of my favorite millennials that many of her friends have not heard anything at all positive about President Trump.

The left, which turned a blind eye to the flagrant immorality of Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton, is ordering evangelical Christians to abandon Mr. Trump. Before too many well-meaning people take the bait, a reminder of what Mr. Trump has accomplished might be in order.

First, America ducked a very large bullet a reboot of the Obama administration under Hillary Clinton. Although President Obama had a more presidential style in some respects than Mr. Trump, he was a disaster. Hillary would have been more of the same.

Here are a few other things that Mr. Trump has done:

Appointed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and more than 75 other constitutionally sound federal judges, 30 of which are serving.

Reinstated an expanded Mexico City Policy blocking foreign aid from being used for abortions.

Cracked down on illegal immigration and sanctuary cities. As Attorney General Jeff Sessions put it: The lawlessness, the abdication of the duty to enforce our laws, and the catch and release policies of the past are over.

Issued an order killing two federal regulations for every new one. In actuality, 16 were cut for every new one in his first year, saving billions.

Engineered a historic tax cut that will save money for more than 80 percent of American households.

Withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement, ending the threat of U.S. governance by international bureaucrats.

Reversed onerous Obama environmental rules that gave the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ham-handed authority to destroy the coal industry and abrogate landowners rights.

Kick-started Americas energy sector by curtailing regulations, facilitating the Keystone XL Pipeline and opening up vast federal areas to oil and gas explorat...

20:00

I Knew There Would Be Days Like This "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Days like today make me weary. I dont like reading about how were going to try to destroy the International Criminal Court, close the PLO mission in Washington DC, or have a second stupid summit with Kim Jong Un. It hurts my sense of national pride.

And it just hurts my cerebrum to read about how Cynthia Nixon was so concerned about a Andrew Cuomo smear campaign accusing her of anti-Semitism that she went to Zabars and ordered a cinnamon raisin bagel with lox, red onions, capers, tomato, and plain cream cheese.

It doesnt make me feel much better to feel like Martina Navratilova can say what I want to say about Serena Williams without being cast aside as a clueless part of the problem. Some things I guess I am not supposed to talk about.

Im glad to see that at least some polls are showing a deterioration in Trumps approval numbers but every time I see a poll showing any support for him at all, I feel like using a staple gun on my eye sockets. I know I would feel that same way even if he had three percent approval. There are some things that no human should support, and yet some of us always do.

For example, some people support Omarosa now because shes making trouble for the president. People shouldnt do that. It makes me want to use my desk to give myself a concussion.

I dont know how many people want to make it easier to release methane into the air, but I imagine they can be counted with my fingers and toes. Naturally, that means the Trump administration is going to do just that because thats the kind of populists they are. Theyre gutting...

Nadler is Appropriately Cautious on Impeachment "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Theres a long piece in The Atlantic by Russell Berman on Rep. Jerrold Nadler and how he feels about impeachment. I recommend you read it for several reasons, including that its very informative and quite likely predictive of what will happen if the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives in January. If the Democrats are running the House, its highly probable that Rep. Nadler will become the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and thats the committee that would consider issuing articles of impeachment for the whole House to consider. Therefore, Nadler will have more say in what happens or does not happen than anyone outside of the leadership.

Hopefully, youll be comforted to know that Nadler is not prejudging the case. Hes not making any promises. Even if there are clearly impeachable offenses, hes not committed to pursuing impeachment:

Nadler would not rule out an impeachment move even if a conviction in the Senate was unlikely. But, he said, it could not be a completely partisan effort; to move forward, Democrats should be confident that by the end of the process, they could convince at least some of the presidents supporters that impeachment was necessary. Without that support, Nadler told me, the effort would backfire. You dont want a situation where for the next 20 or 30 years, half the country is saying, We won the election, you stole it, Nadler said. You dont want to tear the country apart.

Theres a logical flaw in that response, but it doesnt make it less appropriate as an answer. In order for the Democrats to be accused of stealing the election, Trump would need to be convicted by the Senate, and in that case its clear that many Republicans would have been convinced by the end of the process. The real point is that it could do more damage to the country to impeach the president and then have him acquitted than it would to let things go until the 2020 election. Of course, we could still assign more blame to the Republicans for acquitting than the Democrats for indicting, but we dont want Congress setting the precedent that what Trump has done is not impeachable. And thats puts Nadler in a possible quandary where he could create that precedent by not pursuing impeachment because he doubts the Republicans would back him up.

His first responsibility, then, is not to make himself a lightning rod. He will need to be seen, as far as humanly possible, as a fair judge of the facts and not someone pursuing a vendetta or a purely partisan cause.

In fairness, Nadler is being consistent. He was on the Judiciary Committee in 1...

Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

They make nice Apple computers but totalitarianism dies hard and still sucks.

On the edge of a desert in far western China, an imposing building sits behind a fence topped with barbed wire. Large red characters on the facade urge people to learn Chinese, study law and acquire job skills. Guards make clear that visitors are not welcome.

Inside, hundreds of ethnic Uighur Muslims spend their days in a high-pressure indoctrination program, where they are forced to listen to lectures, sing hymns praising the Chinese Communist Party and write self-criticism essays, according to detainees who have been released.

The goal is to remove any devotion to Islam.

Trump seems to like Xi Jinping though, so...

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Its Legal to Run Lights... and Other Things You Might Not Have Known About Cycling "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Cycling is a misunderstood form of transportation. There are many styles of riders on bikes, each with their own prerogatives, attitudes, and theories of how best to ride. The routine behaviors of people who ride in the street with traffic are often met with confusion or even incredulity by those who have never attempted it. That may be because some common practices used by cyclists on the road can seem counterintuitive, with regard both to the law and to safety. Further, cycling laws are not all that widely understood. Here are some common, but perhaps not common enough, insights on cycling. Theyre meant to help create understanding of how we can better coexist on our shared infrastructure.

1. No. The sidewalk isnt safer.

One of the most common, benign suggestions given to cyclists by those who dont ride is, Why dont you just ride on the sidewalks? Wouldnt that be safer? The short answer is no.

Sidewalks were not designed for the 10-20+ miles per hour that most bicyclists travel. They are often unmaintained and uneven and hazardous to ride on at any significant speed. Its also illegal to ride in most business districts. Thats because sidewalks are designed for pedestrians, and cycling traffic would compromise pedestrian safety, especially that of people with disabilities. Curb ramps are similarly not designed for the speed of bikers, and sometimes involve odd or narrow turns.

Furthermore, when youre traveling on a sidewalk, every cross street, alley, and driveway becomes a new intersection to face, and many of them have poor visibility. Drivers are not looking for cyclists traveling 15 miles per hour on sidewalks intersecting with these side streets, which makes for a high chance of collisions.

2. Its legal in most states to run lights.

Many stoplights are motion-activated with sensors designed for cars. Cyclists often cant hope to trigger them, and it becomes both legal and necessary to safely run the light after a period of waiting. The exact statute in Missouri, for example, reads:

304.285. Red light violations

Any person operating a motorcycle or bicycle who violates the provisions of section 304.281 or section 304.301 by entering or crossing an intersection controlled by a traffic control signal against a red light shall have an affirmative defense to that charge if the person establishes all of the following conditions:

(1) The motorcycle or bicycle has been brought to a complete stop;

(2) The traffic control signal continues to show a red light for an unreasonable time;

...

19:59

Behind the Anglo American War on Russia "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Perhaps they had a chance back during the Obama days when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proposed her amusing Reset in USA-Russia relations to the new Medvedew Presidency following Putins rotation to the seat of Prime Minister in March 2009. Had Washington been a bit more perceptive and offered serious alternatives, it is conceivable that Washington would today have a geopolitical isolation of their second major problem on the Eurasian Continent, namely, the Peoples Republic of China. Recently the US Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, Wess Mitchell, testified to the Senate where he candidly revealed the true reasons for current Washington and London campaigns and sanctions against Russia. It has nothing to do with faked allegations of US election interference; it has nothing to do with poorly-staged false flag poisoning of the Russian Skripals. Its far more fundamental and takes us back to the era before the First World War more than a century ago.

Censored!

In his opening remarks to the Senate committee members Mitchell stated:

The starting point of the National Security Strategy is the recognition that America has entered a period of big-power competition, and that past US policies have neither sufficiently grasped the scope of this emerging trend nor adequately equipped our nation to succeed in it.

Then he continues with the following extraordinary admission:

Contrary to the hopeful assumptions of previous administrations, Russia and China are serious competitors that are building up the material and ideological wherewithal to contest US primacy and leadership in the 21st Century. It continues to be among the foremost national security interests of the United States to prevent the domination of the Eurasian landmass by hostile powers. The central aim of the administrations foreign policy is to prepare our nation to confront this challenge by systematically stre...

19:58

Philippine President Duterte: Reds, Magdalo, political rivals plotting to oust me "IndyWatch Feed War"

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he has evidence to prove that his political opponents, the communists, and the Magdalo group were conspiring to overthrow him.

You know Sison and the Magdalo, including those who dont like me), they have combined and we have the evidence. I have the conversation provided by a foreign country sympathetic to us, Duterte said in a televised interview with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo.

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Duterte was referring to Jose Ma. Sison, founding chair of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP); the Magdalo, a group of rebel soldiers who railed about anomalies in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP); and his political rivals.

The President said he would request the documents to be shown to the public.

I ask that it would be declassified at ipakita ko sa lahat (Ill reveal everything), he said, referring to the evidence he has against his alleged destabilizers.  /kga

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19:56

Parents are opting-out of classroom technology amid privacy concerns "IndyWatch Feed National"

Technology has become a staple of modern education. Source: Time.

READ MORE AT TOTT NEWS 

Australians have long moved past worrying about whether digital technology has a place in education, with schoo...

19:55

BlacKkKlansman, film review "IndyWatch Feed World"

This May 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

BLACKkKLANSMAN Official Trailer [HD] In Theaters August 10

A Spike Lee joint. From producer Jordan Peele. Based on some fo real, fo real sh*t.

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. Its the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award winning Get Out.

On 10 September 2018, I went to see that film. Though it is mainly about the 1970s, it makes points about the time after the 1970s, now. And about the time before the 1970s: the United States civil war, 1861-1865.

The opening scene of BlacKkKlansman shows a clip from the well-known 1939 film Gone With the Wind: Scarlett OHara (Vivien Leigh) walks among the dead and dying soldiers of the southern pro-slavery army in Atlanta in 1864. Their Confederate flag flutters in the breeze. Dixie, the unofficial national anthem of the breakaway south, plays. The upbeat tune contrasts with the bloodshed, visible in the images, which the rebellion to keep slavery has brought.

Gone With the Wind whitewashes the pro-slavery secessionists. It is based on the 1936 Margaret Mitchell novel of the same name which praised th...

19:55

The US"s Choice: WWIII or Saving Face in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The way out of Syria for the U.S. with its face-saved is to thunder and bluster, threaten fire and brimstone just like Trump did with Kim Jong-un and use that to explain why Assad showed restraint and didnt use chemical weapons this time. We can even see Trump tweeting something about three strikes

19:52

What I Dont Like About Life in Post-9/11 America "IndyWatch Feed World"

John W. Whitehead, Rutherford
Waking Times

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. ~Edward Abbey, American author

Life in a post-9/11 America increasingly feels like an endless free fall down a rabbit hole into a terrifying, dystopian alternative reality in which the citizenry has no rights, the government is no friend to freedom, and everything we ever knew and loved about the values and principles that once made this country great has been turned on its head.

Weve walked a strange and harrowing road since September 11, 2001, littered with the debris of our once-vaunted liberties.

We have gone from a nation that took great pride in being a model of a representative democracy to being a model of how to persuade the citizenry to march in lockstep with a police state.

Osama Bin Laden right warned that freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people in and the West in general into an unbearable hell and a choking life.

These past 17 years have proven Bin Laden right in his prediction.

What began with the passage of the USA Patriot Act in October 2001 has snowballed into the eradication of every vital safeguard against government overreach, corruption and abuse.

The citizenrys unquestioning acquiescence to anything the government wants to do in exchange for the phantom promise of safety and security has resulted in a society where the nation is being locked down into a militarized, mechanized, hype...

19:50

The forgotten victims of September 11th "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Since the atrocities in 2001, the 11th of September has become a national day of mawkish commemoration in the United States, despite the fact that the same kind of extreme Islamist terrorists are still wreaking havoc across Europe and the Middle East, largely thanks to the US invasion of Iraq that followed 9/11 and ended up creating the biggest lawless terrorism breeding ground on earth.

It would take an extremely blinkered view of history to not know that in the 1980s the US actually funded, supplied and trained Al Qaida in Afghanistan, when they were considered "brave freedom fighters" against the Soviet occupation by the western media. 

It would take more historical ignorance/revisionism to fail to realise that the US intervened to fight alongside Islamist militias in Kosovo in the late 1990s, support for Islamist fanatics that was provided several years after the first Al Qaida attack on the World Trade Center in 1993!

And it would take a severe level of self-deception to deny that the September 11th terrorist attacks are "blowback" from the United States' foreign policy tactics from the mid 20th Century onward.

Over the space of just a few years we've seen Al Qaida morph from US funded and supported allies in places like Afghanistan...

19:50

Charles Lindbergh vs. Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The only way the Trump administration can summon a stupid foreign policy is because they are in bed with the Israeli regime, a diabolical entity which never ceases to suck the blood of innocent people in the Middle East and elsewhere. In other words, Trump has sold America to Israel.

19:48

Cleantech Solar and Climate Fund Managers enter strategic partnership "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Netherlands and Singapore, 11 September 2018 - Cleantech Solar, the leading pan-Asian supplier of renewable energy to corporates has received a USD 50 million equity investment from Climate Fund Managers (CFM), the climate-dedicated investment manager and manager of the Climate Investor One facility, to support its exponential growth in Asia.

19:47

Philippine Courts Seem To Slow Roll Arrest of Trillanes Duterte accused of looming dictatorship, abuse of power "IndyWatch Feed War"

Another court in Makati City has denied the Department of Justice (DOJ)s motion to issue an arrest warrant and travel ban against opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV without any hearing.

Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 yesterday issued its order setting a hearing on Friday at 9 a.m. for the DOJs urgent omnibus motion for the issuance of an arrest warrant and hold departure order against Trillanes.

The court is not persuaded with the argument of the prosecution (the DOJ) that its omnibus motion should not be set for hearing and should be acted by this court ex-parte, the order signed by Presiding Judge Elmo Alameda said.

Supporters of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV gather in front of the Senate building yesterday.
Geremy Pintolo

An ex-parte motion means the action sought will not need any litigation or hearing, according to clerk of court Diosfa Valencia.

Doing so would definitely prejudice the right of the accused to due process, the court order said, referring to Trillanes.

It also noted that Trillanes had filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) questioning the legality of President Dutertes Proclamation 572 declaring the amnesty, granted by former president Benigno Aquino III in 2011, as void from the start and ordering Trillanes arrest.

The court has to observe judicial courtesy because there is a pending motion filed by Sen. Trillanes before the Supreme Court, Valencia explained. If the Supreme Court ruled that there would be no proceedings at all before lower courts, then we will abide.

The same court tried the rebellion case filed against Trillanes in relation to the siege at The Peninsula hotel in Makati City in 2007.

The DOJ, in its current omnibus motion, wanted the Makati court to issue an arrest warrant and travel ban against Trillanes as he only posted bail in 2010.

Aquino later granted amnesty to Trillanes, and the same court dismissed the rebellion case months later.

On Friday, the Makati City RTC Branch 148 also set a hearing on similar motions filed by the DOJ on Wednesday.

Trillanes wont fall for trap

As this developed, Trillanes yesterday said he would not fall into the trap set by Duterte for him to be arrested despite assurances that the latter would abide by the r...

19:45

Get Your Flu Shot? DOJ Report From Vaccine Court Reveals Flu Shot is Most Dangerous Vaccine in U.S. "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Free flu shots? Flu shot advertisements from CVS.com and Walgreens.com. The CDC spends over $5 Billion a year purchasing vaccines with taxpayer funds, so flu shots are not free.

 

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

The 2018 push for the flu shot is now in full swing. Read More

19:45

The Global Financial System Is Unraveling, and No, the U.S. Is Not Immune "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Global Financial System Is Unraveling, and No, the U.S. Is Not Immune by Charles Hugh Smith Daily Reckoning The recovery/Bull Market is in its 10th year, and yet central banks are still tiptoeing around as if the tiniest...

The post The Global Financial System Is Unraveling, and No, the U.S. Is Not Immune appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:45

ITNJ: Fiona Barnett Exposes CIA MK-ULTRA, Human Trafficking, Bohemian Grove Child Hunting, and Australian Ministers and Justices Addicted to Pedophilia and Murderous Pedophilia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Full description below the fold.

Published at https://commission.itnj.org/2018/09/0 Chosen for her particular bloodline, high cognitive abilities and physical prowess, Fiona was a perfect subject for MK ULTRA mind control programming, which took place in numerous universities and underground facilities both in Australia and abroad. Other nightmarish crimes perpetrated upon her throughout her childhood include ritual abuse, torture, the witness of torture and murder, being dressed as a teddy bear whilst hunted for sport at the annual camp at The Bohemian Grove. Fiona Barnetts testimony provides a very clear and detailed picture of global child trafficking, which, she explains, is run as a single coordinated operation through the CIA in collaboration with British and Australian Intelligence Services. In her testimony, she interweaves her personal account with a vast research-knowledge of the history, practices and interconnection between intel-agency child trafficking, Luciferianism, ritual abuse, and MK ULTRA mind control, all of which she witnessed and suffered at the hands of. Fiona was eventually able to escape the cult and has since made numerous attempts to have her perpetrators brought to justice. Her story has been publicly derided and she has been prevented from leading any semblance of a normal life. Her testimony was heard via a virtual sitting of the ITNJs Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Human Trafficking & Child Sex Abuse on 7th July, 2018, before Chief Justice, Dr. John Walsh of Brannagh, His Grace Bishop Riah Abu El Assal, ITNJ Commissioner Carine Hutsebaut, and ITNJ Trustees Reverend Dr. Nancy Ash and Connie Broussard. Through its Judicial Commission of Inquiry the ITNJ is performing a prime function for the global exposure and illumination of ongoing human atrocities by creating a seminal platform for exposure whilst allowing natural justice to emerge. Volunteer Donate Act https://www.itnj.org

Phi Beta Iota: While the MSM is being forced to cover most reluctantly the current story on Catholic pedophilia and cover-ups that reach all the way to the Pop...

19:42

[Workshop] Community Currency Systems for Solidarity Economy "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

When: from Friday September 14 to Sunday September 16. Where: Giovinazzo, Bari (BA), Italy. Participation fee: 100 (food and accommodation included). Language: Italian.   Different kinds of other currencies, social or community, local and complementary, are attracting increasing attention also in Italy. However, the role that this social innovation may have in fostering solidarity and sustainable []

19:40

Philippine Supreme Court Steps Back from Showdown Between Duterte, Senator "IndyWatch Feed War"

Presidents attempt to ram through the arrest of his most vocal critic has thrown the courts and military into a test of their institutional independence

A few dozen protesters have mounted a vigil outside the Senate building , where Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV is holed up in is office.
A few dozen protesters have mounted a vigil outside the Senate building , where Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV is holed up in is office. PHOTO: NOEL CELIS/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES
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MANILAThe Philippines Supreme Court refused Tuesday to intervene in an attempt by President Rodrigo Duterte to ram through the arrest of his most vocal critic, deferring to two lower courts in a test of judicial independence in a U.S. ally.

The lower courts are scheduled to decide this week whether to issue a warrant to arrest Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, who has been holed up in his office for a week to avoid being taken into custody. He says the Philippines strongman ruler is attempting to silence him....

19:39

9/11 Was an Israeli Job "IndyWatch Feed War"

9/11 Was an Israeli Job

How America was neoconned into World War IV

19:37

Which Country Is the Undisputed Radical Islam Champion? "IndyWatch Feed War"

We report a lot on the ugly goings on in some pretty hostile places terror, human rights abuses and more. Now were asking you: Which is the undisputed radical Islam champion?

In this post you can help rank the eight places listed. You can hit either the green or the red buttons for one, some or all countries. If you really dont approve of a country then click green, if you feel a particular state is not as bad as the others, then press on the red button for that country.

 

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19:37

11-year-old girl dies following attack by dog pack in Bengarulu, India "IndyWatch Feed World"

Gangadharaiah, the father of 11-year-old Thejaswini, who succumbed to injuries after being attacked by a pack of stray dogs near Doddakere in Kunigal, Tumakuru district on Sunday, is inconsolable. "My daughter had asked me to buy a new jeans pant and a shirt for her for the Gowri festival, but even before I bought the clothes for her, she left us," he said on Monday, still in shock. Thejaswini's mother, Gangamma, is in no better state. She fell unconscious after the incident and was shifted to Kunigal taluk government hospital where she is being given intravenous fluids, Mr. Gangadharaiah told The Hindu.

19:35

Argentina and peripheral neoliberal militarism "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Argentina is a country of peculiarities that stands out in its regional context. Its security strategy which kept the military separate from internal security for many years is one of those peculiarities. Espaol

The Argentine flag, Wikimedia Commons.

Argentina is a country of peculiarities that stands out in its regional context. In terms of defence and security for example, Argentina has implemented a model similar to that of the United States although it is much more recent.

Argentina adopted the US model in 1983 upon democratising, meaning the military do not intervene in issues regarding public order such as was the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 that established a strict separation between defence and public order.

The legal pillars of the commitment to separate defence and internal security in Argentina have manifested themselves in the National Defence law 23.554 of 1988, the Internal Security law 24.059 of 1992, the Restructuring of the Armed Forces law 24.948 of 1998, the National Intelligence law 25.520 of 2001 and the regulation of law 23.554 of 2006.

Under different governments, an agreement was forged with a majority support across party divisions regarding the delimitations between security and defence.

This consensus was a product of the doubly traumatic experience derived from coup detats, structural and institutional violence generated by military generals in power with systematic violations of human rights, and the Malvinas War with the subsequent defeat by the United Kingdom. 

Another peculiarity of Argentina is related to this idea of new threats. Phenomena like terrorism, drug trafficking, the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the hands of tyrants, failed states, and the collapse of the environment, are global issues that affect the entire international community, but manifest themselves in different ways around the world.

Argen...

19:34

New Reports says Nonprofits Funneling Millions to Democratic Governors Called activist government for hire "IndyWatch Feed War"

  • A new report lays out how liberal nonprofits are funneling millions to Democratic governors to further their agenda.
  • This not only brings up legal concerns, but also raises questions whether this represents government for hire.
  • Democratic governors want to mobilize $50 million a year by 2020 for their climate policy agenda.

Democratic Jerry Brown Gov. Jerry Browns upcoming global warming activist summit is part of an effort to funnels millions of dollars from nonprofits to state politicians to advance a liberal climate agenda, according to a new report.

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Gov. Jerry Brown

Browns so-called Global Climate Action Summit begins Wednesday and is sure to garner media attention. Its list of speakers includes former Vice President Al Gore, actor Alec Baldwin and former Secretary of State John Kerry. Indeed, the whole point of the summit is to give politicians and activists a platform on global warming ahead of the November elections.

Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor

However, Competitive Enterprise senior fellow Chris Horner wants people to remember one thing about the summit: this is what activist government for hire looks like, and how it is brought about.

Open record productions reveal that this summit is part of a major climate industry that funnels donor money through nonprofit organizations to staff up politicians offices, Horner wrote in a new report published Tuesday.

And what an industry it is, Horners report reveals. Democratic state governors hope to mobilize $50 million by 2020 from nonprofits toward promoting liberal climate policies, including meeting the goals of the Paris climate accord.

This is Horners second major report on the deep financial ties between wealthy liberal foundations and Democratic state officials in the wake of the 2016 election. In August, Horner released a report detailing how former New York City Mayor Michael Bloombergs personal foundation funded attorneys at Democratic state attorneys general offices.

Those findings, based on more than two years of government records requests, backed...

19:25

Japan's macabre 'Twitter killer' indicted on 9 counts of murder sentenced to death by hanging "IndyWatch Feed World"

Zama, a sleepy suburb in southwestern Tokyo was plagued by a series of disappearances of women and girls as young as 16 in late summer 2017. Ultimately, it was the foul stench of human remains which led police to the victims. While searching for missing 23-year-old Aiko Tamura, neighbors called the police after noticing a profound and acrid smell emanating from a nearby apartment; The tenant had only just moved there just two months previously, having left his family home within the same suburb. When police arrived on the scene and entered the apartment on Halloween morning 2017, they happened upon a gruesome scene worthy of the most sinister and macabre horror fiction ever conceived: Two severed heads, a dismembered pair of arms and legs and the bloodied saw used to wrest them from the remaining decaying corpses. The apartment would soon be dubbed the 'house of horrors' in Japanese media, and for good reason: body parts were found stored in cooler and tool boxes strewn throughout the apartment and sprinkled with cat litter in a vain attempt to hide the putrid scent of decay.

19:24

Giant sinkholes forming in backyard of new Hagerstown, Maryland neighborhood "IndyWatch Feed World"

Some homeowners in Hagerstown are finding themselves in deep trouble thanks to the recent appearance of some rather large sinkholes. Seth Linde says he and his wife discovered a massive sinkhole in his backyard on Saturday. His home is in the Rosewood Village community and his home was built in the Fall of 2016. Linde says his wife nearly fell into the growing sinkhole. They called the non-emergency dispatch number and responding emergency officials were concerned by the size of the hole. "Everybody's afraid to even put any tools down there. I estimated it to be about 15 feet deep," said Linde.

19:23

ELiSE Generative engineering with bionic lightweight design for 3D-printing "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The German start-up company ELiSE creates the DNA of a technical part. Based on the DNA, automated design processes are used to find the best solution which considers all predefined constraints and which is produced by additive manufacturing. Meet ELiSE at ESAs Start-ups Zone powered by ESA space solutions at IAC 2018.

19:22

Ian Buruma's 'Signalen' 7 "IndyWatch Feed War"



Afgaande op mijn eigen ervaringen met hem, en op zijn eigen woorden, geldt voor mijn oude vriend Ian Buruma dat 

the biggest lie I tell myself is: 'I dont need to write that down, Ill remember it.' 

Tegelijkertijd verklaart Buruma zelf:

De truc van een memoir is eigenlijk een beetje hetzelfde als de truc van het schrijven van fictie; dat je van al die dingen die in je hoofd zitten, een sluitend verhaal moet maken. Terwijl het leven zelf nooit sluitend is, laat staan je geheugen. Ik heb niks verzonnen, maar ik ben me er heel goed van bewust dat het geheugen volstrekt onbetr...

19:22

DARPA Starts Work On Glide Breaker Hypersonic Weapons Defense Project "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The programs main goal is to find ways to make Americas enemies think twice before using hypersonic weapons.

19:20

A Fragmented Multilateralism? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

With multilateral frameworks under attack, a new system in which country groupings based on, say, geography or worldview would formulate their own sets of rules may seem like a viable alternative. But the trend toward increasingly close economic and even social interdependence demands global rules and standards.

19:16

Debt Rattle September 11 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Claude Monet The Manneporte at tretat 1886     Please Note: The mailing lists Ive used for many years all of a sudden stopped working. This appears to be because there is some sort of discrepancy between Gmail and Apple Mail. Ive lost all access to one Gmail account in Apple Mail, though it still

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19:11

Microsoft Exec Says Amazon's Expansion is an Opportunity as Amazon Hits $1 Trillion "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Amazon is now worth $1,000,000,000,000

Amazon's total market value passed $1 trillion on Tuesday, following Apple's ascent into 13-digit territory at the beginning of August. Amazon and Apple now make up more than 8% of the entire value of the S&P 500, according to Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst for S&P.

Microsoft exec: Amazon's expansion is our opportunity

Microsoft views Amazon's entry into new business areas as a great opportunity to steal cloud customers. During an appearance at Citi's Global Technology Conference in New York on Thursday, Judson Althoff, the executive vice president heading up Microsoft's worldwide commercial business group, pointed to trust as one reason that Microsoft's public cloud is growing faster than Amazon's. "Amazon is frankly attacking a lot of industries right now, and they're pretty bold and open about it," Althoff said. "I mean, Jeff will say, 'Look, your margin is my opportunity,' and there's evidence of that, huge evidence of that, huge evidence of that in retail, of course, but also financial services and health care."

Amazon's interest in retail is well understood following its acquisition of Whole Foods and the introduction of Amazon Go convenience stores. That expansion [has] already started to help Microsoft. In July Microsoft announced a five-year deal involving cloud with Walmart. Other Microsoft cloud customers include Costco and Kroger.

Read more of this story at SoylentNews.

19:05

Revolution Pipeline Explosion After a Week of Operation Burns Up One Home & Two Barns, Horses are Saved "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Fire on 24 Revolution Natural Gas Pipeline in Southwest PA

Very heavy rains contributed to Beaver County 24 pipeline explosion & fire

From an Article by Tony LaRussa and Tom Davidson, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, August 10, 2018

An explosion from a natural gas pipeline operating for only a week sparked a fire early Monday that destroyed a Beaver County home and two garages and prompted authorities to evacuate about two dozen other homes in the area.

The 24-inch pipelines owner, Dallas-based Energy Transfer Corp., said it was investigating but an early assessment of the explosion site showed there had been earth movement in the vicinity of the pipeline.

Center police Chief Barry Kramer attributed that to heavy, continuous rain over the weekend, but he said hed leave determining the exact cause up to the experts.

Nearly 5 inches fell between Friday night and Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

An orange glow lit up the dark-morning sky after the fire began along Center Townships Ivy Lane around 5 a.m.

It was just a huge fireball. My house was shaking, said Ivy Lane resident Toni DeMarco, 54.

Another Ivy Lane resident, 64-year-old Karen Gdula, heard what she said sounded like an 18-wheel tractor-trailer idling outside her bedroom window before the blast. The ground shook, Gdula said. It looked like it was noon and it was 5 a.m. The flames were shooting higher than the pine trees.

Residents of between 25 and 30 homes on Ivy Lane and Pine Drive were evacuated to a nearby fire social hall along Brodhead Road and were being assisted by the American Red Cross.

Authorities closed busy Brodhead Road, which is connected with Ivy Lane, and Interstate 376 between the Center and Aliquippa interchanges. Brodhead reopened to traffic by about 10 a.m. and the highway, known locally as the Beaver Valley Expressway, reopened by midday.

About 1,500 people lost power after the explosion brought down six high-tension electrical towers, according Kramer. Central Valley School District also canceled classes.

One of the few vehicles allowed onto Ivy Lane w...

19:05

"Nothing Pains Some People More..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

 "Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. 
There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. 
Nothing pains some people more than having to think."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

19:04

Case Histories: Started Early Took My Dog S02 E01 with Jason Isaacs "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Case Histories is a British crime drama television series based on the Jackson Brodie novel series by Kate Atkinson. It stars Jason Isaacs, who had also narrated the abridged audiobook adaptation, as protagonist Jackson Brodie. The series is both set and filmed in Edinburgh.] Initially each episode was aired in two 60 minute sections. The first series premiered on 5 June 2011, on BBC1 in the United Kingdom, and in October 2011 on PBS in the United States. A second series aired in 2013. Initially commissioned as two feature-length episodes in September 2012, the BBC reported that the format of series two would be different, encompassing three stories, each self-contained, at a running time of ninety minutes per episode. The first episode was revealed to be an adaptation of Atkinsons novel Started Early, Took My Dog. Filming for the second series commenced in October 2012. The second and third episodes of the series are original stories, written exclusively for television

19:02

How AI can save our humanity | Kai-Fu Lee "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

AI is massively transforming our world, but theres one thing it cannot do: love. In a visionary talk, computer scientist Kai-Fu Lee details how the US and China are driving a deep learning revolution and shares a blueprint for how humans can thrive in the age of AI by harnessing compassion and creativity. AI is serendipity, Lee says. It is here to liberate us from routine jobs, and it is here to remind us what it is that makes us human.

Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com

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19:01

Mark Twain, On The Damned Human Race "IndyWatch Feed World"

On The Damned Human Race
by Mark Twain

I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the lower animals (so-called), and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me. For it obliges me to renounce my allegiance to the Darwinian theory of the Ascent of Man from the Lower Animals; since it now seems plain to me that the theory ought to be vacated in favor of a new and truer one, this new and truer one to be named the Descent of Man from the Higher Animals.

In proceeding toward this unpleasant conclusion I have not guessed or speculated or conjectured, but have used what is commonly called the scientific method. That is to say, I have subjected every postulate that presented itself to the crucial test of actual experiment, and have adopted it or rejected it according to the result. Thus I verified and established each step of my course in its turn before advancing to the next. These experiments were made in the London Zoological Gardens, and covered many months of painstaking and fatiguing work.

Some of my experiments were quite curious. In the course of my reading I had come across a case where, many years ago, some hunters on our Great Plains organized a buffalo hunt for the entertainment of an English earl. They had charming sport. They killed seventy-two of those great animals; and ate part of one of them and left the seventy-one to rot. In order to determine the difference between an anaconda and an earl (if any) I caused seven young calves to be turned into the anacondas cage. The grateful reptile immediately crushed one of them and swallowed it, then lay back satisfied. It showed no further interest in the calves, and no disposition to harm them. I tried this experiment with other anacondas; always with the same result. The fact stood proven that the differe...

19:01

Damasco defiende su derecho soberano a liberar Idlib de terroristas "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Tropas del Ejrcito sirio, apoyadas por la aviacin rusa, ya tienen en curso la ofensiva para liberar a la provincia de Idlib, en el noroeste del pas rabe, actualmente bajo el dominio de los grupos terroristas. La ofensiva an no es total, algo que se espera que pueda suceder en las prximas horas o das, con el apoyo a Damasco de Irn, Hezbollah y Rusia.

Bashar al-Jaafari, el embajador de Siria ante las Naciones Unidas dijo el viernes en una sesin del Consejo de Seguridad centrado en el funcionamiento de Idlib, que la operacin ser el ltimo clavo en el atad el terrorismo, segn publica PressTV, subrayando que el derecho de su pas a lanzar una ofensiva en Idlib est garantizado por el derecho internacional, la Carta de las Naciones Unidas y las resoluciones de las Naciones Unidas contra el terrorismo.

Jafaari dijo que la operacin de Idlib ser una respuesta a la exigencia de millones de sirios, incluida la poblacin de Idlib, una provincia estratgica junto a la frontera con Turqua, desde hace mucho en poder de fuerzas terroristas.

Segn el diplomtico sirio, la defensa que algunos, como el Papa, Trump, o Javier Solana, hacen de los terroristas en Idlib constituye un intento desesperado de protegerlos, intentando con ello prolongar su fecha de caducidad, para presentarlos comooposicin muy moderada ante la opinin pblica.

Tambin Hezbol, en una nota enviada a Prensa Latina, denuncia las maniobras de occidente para evitar la liberacin de Idlib, lo que significara el fracaso de sus planes en el Oriente Medio.

Hezbol ha querido recordar que tanto Damasco como Mosc han alertado que entre los planes de Occidente est una operacin de falsa bandera en la regin de Idlib, involucrando la utilizacin de sustancias qumicas, con el propsito de incriminar al gobierno sirio, impedir la liberacin de la provincia y justificar nuevos ataques contra el pas.

En la cumbre celebrada este viernes en Tehern, Turqua suscribi la declaracin conjunta con Irn y Rusia, en la que se defiende la continuidad de la cooperacin hasta la erradicacin del terrorismo en Siria, sin embargo, Recep Tayyip Erdoan adopta una posicin bastante ambigua respecto a la ofensiva sobre Idlib.

El gobierno turco dice defender la paz y querer evitar un desastre humanitario, pero se sabe desde hace mucho tiempo que Turqua apoya a terroristas de Al Qaeda que luchan en la provincia de Idlib contra el gobierno de Bashar al-Assad....

19:00

SBC September Council Review "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

SBC September Council Review

by ALI WILKINS, bringing the 3rd September meeting of SBC Full Council to a wider audience, without losing (or spending) a penny. And presenting that long-running Scarborough farce Thats Not The Way To Do It!.

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I just watched the first meeting of Scarborough Borough Council after the summer recess.

The workings of the Leader are consistent if nothing else.

Having been treated to the bumbling antics of the last two Mayors, we now have ex-Mayor Cllr Martin Smith having a stab at Portfolio Holder for Leisure & Tourism.  I could not help but giggle at his statement on the OAT for the meeting.  Apparently the lake directly in-front of the stage has been removed and has been replaced with permanent decking.  The mental picture this statement conjured up posed a few questions.  Like: Where is this section of the lake now? How is it being stored and will it be re-cycled?

Also, due to the sheer weight of this section of the lake, were proper Health & Safety measures taken to ensure that the remaining lake did not encroach or flood the area directly in-front of the stage whilst the decking work was carried out?

Joking aside, I suppose the Leader cannot keep an eye on all his Petfolio Holders at the same time. I know he is capable of removing a theatre but removing a section of a lake nah!

Bravo! The toilets on Vincent Pier are to have a key code (changed daily) for local schools to be able to use them free of charge. Ta da!  I thought, yes! Something positive! Until the question was raised would visiting school parties be afforded the same privilege? The response from a smiling Cllr Martin Smith was a resounding NO.

What?

I am sure the need to use a toilet is no different for visiting school children, yet they are being discriminated against. Do we not want them to come here? I would like to remind Cllr Martin Smith that the Tourism aspect of his Portfolio includes the business of providing services for people on holiday.  I just cannot believe this attitude towards visiting pupils.

It was good to see the plastics issue raised again to Councillors who were seated, sadly, amidst an array of white plastic cups.  I think the original request from Cllr Vesey for them to avoid using plastic cups, lasted for one meeting. What kind of example is that?

The important issue of the seemingly endless delays with the Multiplex, which is fast turning into a block of flats at every successive planning application, was raised.

As I have said before, why go to all the expense and rigmarole of repea...

19:00

UP THERE: FRANCE SAYS RUSSIA SPYING ON ITS SATELLITES; DOWN HERE: ... "IndyWatch Feed War"

Remember those articles that were talking about the strange movements from a Russian satellite, and how "everyone" suspected it was a spy satellite? Well, []

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19:00

Tuesday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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19:00

Explaining the Progressive Movement "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I have a friend who lives in China. He was accosted in a restaurant in Shanghai, frequented by expats, this past weekend.  He wore a Make America Great Again hat. The self-proclaimed Antifa assailant was Irish. Since I wasn't there, I can't testify as to details, but since President Trump has not promised to make Ireland great again, envy might be at the root of the attack (with fists).

Conservatives view liberals as misguided. They are naive, like children, like a naughty puppy that needs to be house trained. They need to be shown the truth logically. 

Liberals/progressives view conservatives to be evil, much like a Tazmanian Devil (right) that need to be eradicated by any means, fair or foul. When you look at concentration camps and re-education camps over the past century, with the exception of war-internment and prisoner-of-war detainment centers, they've all been run by socialists - National Socialists (NAZIs) were the most notorious but the Chinese Communists under Mao put many millions into camps where they would learn to love Big Brother or they would never leave. The Russian Communists (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) ran the now infamous "Gulag Archipelago". North Korea and Cuba, though much smaller by comparison to their larger socialist comrades, tortured and murdered their way through their opposition with no conscience what-so-ever. Progressives have no conscience - because their mission is to slaughter all who disagree with them and they feel justified because anyone who disagrees must be evil.

When you're evil (Whether it is Hillary and her 'basket of deplorable', or Adolph Hitler and the Jews), all excesses are now on the table. Torture is on the table, starvation as a form of punishment is on the table and anything they meet out is good by their definition. Because THEY are socialists, taking all that you have and redistributing it to those more 'worthy' of your goods is a noble cause.

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18:55

US Efforts To Halt Eurasian Integration Are Failing Miserably "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Piece by piece, China, Russia and Iran are snatching historic allies such as Turkey and Pakistan away from Washington, with the ultimate goal of pushing American influence out of Eurasian borders.

18:45

Is This the Nastiest Chart in the World? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Is This the Nastiest Chart in the World? by Graham Summers Gains Pains Capital Something has changed in the market. The momentum-driven rally that pushed stocks to new all-time highs completely floundered a few weeks ago. What should have...

The post Is This the Nastiest Chart in the World? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:43

White House Threatens Justices of Int. Criminal Court Over Attempts To Prosecute US War Crimes "IndyWatch Feed War"

  • We will respond against the ICC and its personnel to the extent permitted by US law. We will ban its judges and prosecutors from entering the United States. We will sanction their funds in the US financial system, and we will prosecute them in the US criminal system. We will do the same for any company or state that assists an ICC investigation of Americans.
  • We will take note if any countries cooperate with ICC investigations of the United States and its allies, and we will remember that cooperation when setting US foreign assistance, military assistance, and intelligence sharing levels. 
  • We will consider taking steps in the UN Security Council to constrain the courts sweeping powers, including ensuring that the ICC does not exercise jurisdiction over Americans and the nationals of our allies that have not ratified the Rome Statute.

Full text of John Boltons speech to the Federalist Society

Full text of US national security advisers speech lashing out at the International Criminal Court and Palestinians.

 

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18:38

9/11 "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Search of this blog will reveal many, many posts regarding 9/11.
At the end of some of them you'll find a link to what really happened...
It's not what, or who, they'd have you believe.

18:30

September 5, 2018: Sen. Cotton Q&A During Intelligence Committee hearing "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post September 5, 2018: Sen. Cotton Q&A During Intelligence Committee hearing appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:28

Trump punished Palestine for israel (apartheid state) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trump punished Palestine for Israel The US is removing another brick from the already almost destroyed building of the peace process in the Middle East. The White House decided to close the office of the Palestine Liberation Organization the de facto embassy of Palestine in the United States. A statement was made by the []

18:25

For Israel, Khan al-Ahmar residents lack good faith displayed by settlers "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

As far as Israel is concerned, the demolition and displacement of Palestinian communities cannot be prevented, because they lack the good intentions that seemingly only Jewish settlers have.

By Sharona Weiss

Israeli policemen scuffle with Palestinian demonstrators in the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, on July 4, 2018. (Flash90)

Israeli policemen scuffle with Palestinian demonstrators in the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, on July 4, 2018. (Flash90)

An interim injunction that prevented the demolition and eviction of the Jahalin Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar ends on September 12. Israel will then face the weighty choice of whether to reveal the true colors of its decades-long occupation, and whether to forcibly transfer an entire community, simply for the inconvenience it poses to the settlement project.

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Khan al-Ahmar is located in the area between Jerusalem and the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim, known as E1. For decades, Israel has tried to drive Palestinians out of this area, as part of a broader strategy to form a bloc of settlements that will divide the West Bank, thereby preventing the territorial contiguity necessary for a two-state solution.

Israels High Court of Justice approved the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar on Sept...

18:21

Starving Off-Camera: In Yemen 20 Million Fuel the Saudi-US-NATO War Machine "IndyWatch Feed War"

Starving Off-Camera: In Yemen 20 Million Fuel the Saudi-US-NATO War Machine Within days of starting the war, Saudi Arabia imposed a total land, air and sea blockade, along with targeting vital agriculture and food supply infrastructure that sustains life for the 29 million Yemenis all of which constitute war crimes under international law. by []

18:15

T Minus [0:00],Prepare For Release,The Storm Is Here (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

T Minus [0:00],Prepare For Release,The Storm Is Here Video X22 Report Obama spied on a reporters and also silenced them when he was president. WH now setting up another meeting with Kim Jong Un. The battle is Syria is...

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18:10

Terrarium TV: One of the Best-Loved Pirate Apps Shuts Down "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

While Kodi and its dazzling array of addons grabs most mainstream piracy headlines, much simpler options lie just below the surface.

Referred to generally as APKs (taken from the installation format used by Android devices), these applications provide direct access to huge amounts of movie and TV show content. Most can be downloaded and installed in seconds and are extremely simple to use.

Perhaps the most impressive in recent years has been Terrarium TV. Inspired by the simplicity of Popcorn Time, Terrarium TV eschewed the use of torrents as a supply protocol. Instead, the software pulled in content from file-hosting sites in a similar way to Kodi addons, but with an almost non-existent learning curve.

Created by a developer who identified as Hong Kong-based Peter Chan (aka NitroXenon), Terrarium TV enjoyed a meteoric rise to stardom over the past couple of years. With only Showbox and a handful of other applications getting anywhere close to its volume of active users, Terrarium TV became the go-to app for Android users looking for a Netflix-style fix.

Now, however, the ride is over.

In a notification pushed to Terrarium TV users last night, NitroXenon explained that his days of working on the app are over.

It has always been a great pleasure to work on this project. However, it is time to say goodbye. I am going to shut down Terrarium TV, forever, he wrote.

I know this day will come eventually. I know it would be hard to let go. But it is really time for me to move on to other projects.

Thanking users for their support over the years, NitroXenon singled out Reddit moderator Nic for his her support. TorrentFreak reached out to Nic for comment but she preferred not to add anything further.

The big question, of course, is why NitroXenon decided to close Terrarium TV down but again, the decision didnt really come as a surprise. From pushing regular updates to the app as it grew (the last was around May), in recent months its developer has been mostly absent, with users requesting information but very little coming back.

As is often the case when services shut down abruptly, speculation builds that maybe the developer has been subjected to legal pressure. While thats a distinct possibility (the MPA and its associates have reached into the Asia-Pacific region before to threaten developers of similar apps) there are no clear signs that happened here.

Equally, the rumor that NitroXenon was paid off by the studios to shut down the application is almost certainly untrue. If...

18:06

Voting-buying: INEC to ban use of mobile phones "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will ban the use of mobile phones at voting centres to check the incidences of vote buying. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who disclosed this yesterday when he received the acting Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Musa Abubakar, said this was []

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18:06

SNEC 13th (2019) International Photovoltaic Power Generation and Smart Energy Exhibition & Conference "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

SNEC 13th (2019) International Photovoltaic Power Generation and Smart Energy Exhibition & Conference [SNEC PV POWER EXPO] will be held in Shanghai, China, on June 4-6, 2019. It was initiated by Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA), Chinese Renewable Energy Society (CRES), Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), Shanghai Federation of Economic Organizations (SFEO), Shanghai Science & Technology Development and Exchange Center (SSTDEC), Shanghai New Energy Industry Association (SNEIA) and jointly organised by 19 international associations and organisations including Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

18:02

11:00pm Advisory Hurricane Florence 140 MPH Winds, Anticipated Strengthening Next 36 Hours "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It is likely that hurricane watches and flood warnings will be issued Tuesday along the U.S. eastern seaboard.  According to the 11:00pm advisory:  A west- northwestward to northwestward motion and an increase in forward speed are expected during the next Continue reading

18:02

Amazon Is Worth $1 Trillion. Its Workers Are on Food Stamps "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Employees, members of Congress, and academics are beginning to agree that Jeff Bezos company is too rich and too powerful.

Amazon just hit a $1 trillion valuation, but some of its workers feel poorer than ever.

Jeff Bezoss tech giant is the second U.S. company to be worth thirteen-digits on the stock market, following Apple, which hit $1 trillion in August. Thats all well and good for Bezos, whose net worth exceeds $150 billion. But workers at the growing network of Amazon-owned companies say they arent seeing the money and Senator Bernie Sanders rolled out a new bill that would penalize Amazon for leaving workers dependent on public assistance. The next day, The Wall Street Journal reported that employees at Whole Foods, a grocery chain recently acquired by Amazon, were seeking to unionize. This is on top of criticism from academics, who say Amazons size has warped the economy.

Amazons come a long way from its origins as an online bookseller founded in 1994. Through a series of expansions and mergers, the company now functions as an all-encompassing digital marketplace, a Netflix competitor, a gadget manufacturer, a web services provider, and, since 2017 and its purchase of Whole Foods, a high-end grocery chain.

But while Amazon expands, Whole Foods staff say theyre facing layoffs.

In the last three years we have experienced layoffs, job consolidations, reduced labor budgets, poor wage growth, and constantly being asked to do more with less resources and now with less compensation, Whole Foods workers in a pro-union group wrote in a letter to colleague...

18:01

Finding a way out of the war against Syria, by Thierry Meyssan "IndyWatch Feed War"

The White House is unable to extricate itself from the war in Syria. President Trump is hindered both by the self-proclaimed stable state (according to the anonymous op ed in the New York Times), which continues to pursue the Rumsfeld-Cebrowski strategy, and by the reactivated ambitions of his Israli, French, British and Turkish allies. The logic of these interests could displace the war instead of resolving it.

18:00

BBC Classic Drama: War & Peace by Nikolai Tolstoy #10/20 Madness "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Wikipedia

War and Peace is a television dramatisation of the Leo Tolstoy novel of War and Peace. This 20 episode series began on 28 September 1972.

The BBC dramatisation of Tolstoys epic story of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Anthony Hopkins heads the cast as Pierre Bezukhov, Morag Hood is Natasha Rostova, Alan Dobie is Andrei Bolkonsky and David Swift is Napoleon, whose decision to invade Russia in 1812 has far-reaching consequences for each of them and their families.

18:00

Theological Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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18:00

Automagic Tool makes KiCAD Schematic Symbols from PDFs "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Last time we talked about a KiCAD tool it was to describe a way to make the zen-like task of manual assembly more convenient. But what about that most onerous of EE CAD tasks, part creation? Home makers probably dont have access to expensive part library subscriptions or teams of people to create parts for them, so they are left to the tedium of creating them by hand. What if the dream tool existed that could read the darn PDF by itself and make a part? It turns out [Sbastien] made that tool and its called uConfig.

17:59

Feminists to the Front: Call to Action "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

We have received this important call out from Womens Strike Assembly. Well worth a read, endorsement, and action. (zb) Summer is over and the far-right have not gone away. On October 13th the far-right Democratic Football Lads Alliance plan to march in London. In the last year thousands of them have taken to the streets,

17:59

Chickens that drink untreated water dont grow as fast as poultry given clean water "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Chickens that drink untreated water dont grow as fast as poultry given clean water

(Natural News) Cutting corners when it comes to husbandry may seem like a tempting idea at...

17:59

NASA developing technology to help find astronauts lost in space "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

NASA developing technology to help find astronauts lost in space

(Natural News) Future space probes and manned spacecraft will be able to navigate deep space with ease once NASA perfects its galactic positioning system. This planned interstellar GPS will use highly reliable millisecond pulsars as navigation beacons and ensure astronauts always know the...

17:58

DR. RICHARD ALAN MILLER : THE MAGUS AT HOME "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

We had the golden opportunity, this summer, to visit Richard at home after years of invitations to do so. Dr. Richard Alan Miller is our good friend and a delightful magical man of many talents. We are very pleased to bring you this rare glimpse into the private world of the Magus At Home. IF YOU ENJOY THIS DOCUMENTARY PLEASE BUY HIS BOOKS OR DONATE ITO HIS WORK HERE: https://richardalanmiller.com/newsblo Bio: Richard Alan Miller has a long and extensive resume in the fields of Physics, Metaphysics and Agriculture. Here are just some of the highlights from his very rich and varied resume from solid state physics to states of consciousness and much in between Prodigious from an early age, two of Richard Millers high school science projects were adopted by NASA, including one used in the Mariner 4 mission to determine the amount of water on the planet Mars. At age 16 he built a linear accelerator and hydrogen bubble chamber for a science fair project and was the first American to demonstrate particles going faster than the speed of light. Hes been involved in research and projects many at top secret level that have formed the basis of several modern-day scientific inventions. Millers research in the field of paranormal began as a graduate physicist working 11 years with Navy Intel (Anesthesiology). His work includes foundational papers on A Holographic Concept of Reality and Embryonic Holography and work with microwaves and synthetic telepathy. He was used as Timothy Learys experimental guinea pig to see what the effects of LSD were when taken by a Mensa level genius.richardalanmiller.com KERRY CASSIDY PROJECT CAMELOT http://projectcamelot.tv


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17:57

"IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Zero-day broker Zerodium has disclosed a NoScript vulnerability that could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript code in the Tor Browser.

Zero-day broker Zerodium has disclosed a NoScript vulnerability that could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript code in the Tor Browser.

NoScript is a popular Firefox extension that protects users against malicious scripts, it only allows the execution of JavaScript, Java, and Flash plugins on trusted websites

Bug broker Zerodium has discovered a NoScript vulnerability that could be exploited to execute arbitrary JavaScript code in the Tor Browser even if the maximum level is used. The exploit bypasses the protection implemented by NoScript.

The company also provided instruction to exploit the flaw in the following Twitter message:

Security researcher @x0rz also posted a proof of concept script to show that is very easy to exploit the flaw.

The flaw resides in the NoScript Firefox extension and affects the Tor Browser that is based on Firefox.

17:51

What Caused the Crash of 2008 Is Now Shaping Our Post-modern 1930s "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

By Yanis Varoufakis and cross-posted from his blog.

In the autumn of 2008 events unfolded in Wall Street that the crushing majority of people around the world had been led to believe could never occur. It was the financial equivalent of watching the sun spinning out of control soon after it rose above the horizon. Humanity watched on in collective disbelief. The ancient Greeks had a term for moments like that one: aporia a state of intense bafflement urgently demanding a new model of the world we live in. The Crash of 2008 was such a moment. Suddenly, the world ceased to make sense in terms of what, a few weeks before, passed as conventional wisdom.

Before long, the repercussions were felt everywhere. The certainties created by decades of of establishment thinking were gone, along with around $40 trillion of equity globally, $14 trillion of household wealth in the US alone, 700,000 US jobs every month, countless repossessed homes everywhere; the list is as long as the numbers it includes are unfathomable. Even McDonalds, for goodness sake, could not secure an overdraft from Bank of America!

The collective aporia intensified by the response of governments that had hitherto clinged tenaciously onto fiscal conservatism, as perhaps the 20th centurys last surviving ideology: the pouring of trillions of dollars, euros, yen etc. into a financial system which had been, until a few months before, on a huge roll, accumulating fabulous profits and provocatively professing to have found the pot of gold at the end of some globalised rainbow. And when that response proved too feeble, our Presidents and Prime Ministers, men and women with impeccable anti-statist neoliberal credentials, embarked upon a spree of nationalising banks, insurance companies and automakers that put even Lenins 1917 exploits to shame.

Ten years on, the crisis unleashed in Wall Street in 2008 is still with us. It takes different forms in different countries (i.e. a Great Depression in places like Greece, a scourge of middle class savers in countries like Germany, historys greatest sponsor of brutal inequality in the United States, a permanent cause of geopolitical and trade tensions in Asia, Eastern Europe etc.). It migrates from continent to continent, from country to country. It morphs from an unemployment-generator to a deflation-machine, to another banking crisis, to a maximiser of trade and capital global imbalances.

Forcing Europes ruling elites into a series of laughable errors, it has succeeded in destroying the moral and political foundation of the European Union while, on the other side of the Atlantic, it has resulted in Donald Trumps Presidency. The more our rulers...

17:50

Trump Administration Widely Condemned for Alleged Venezuela Plot "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trump Administration Widely Condemned for Alleged Venezuela Plot by Jessica Corbett / Common Dreams Bolivian President Evo Morales, who denounced what he called Trumps coup conspiracy, is among the leaders who have spoken out. (Juan Karita / AP) Critics across the globe are expressing alarm over the stunning but not surprising revelation reported by the New York Times on []

17:47

Why a legal elephant industry would be the best way to conserve elephants "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Business Day (South Africa)

LETTER: A legal elephant industry

Picture: 123RF/CHRIS FOURIE
Picture: 123RF/CHRIS FOURIE

If Paula Kahumbu is correct in saying in the article headlined Poachers will wipe out SAs elephants next (August 30) that elephant poachers and dealers are moving south, this indicates that there is still a large and sustained demand for elephant products.

With proper production, processing and export systems in place, SA and neighbouring countries could capitalise on this strong international demand. It could generate substantive revenues and employment opportunities for rural areas capable of supplying these products.

Before the global ban on the trade in elephant goods came into effect in 1989, Kruger Park managed a highly lucrative elephant production and processing system delivering goods to international markets meat to Germany, hide to the US and ivory to Japan.

Kruger and other parks such as Addo continue to export elephant services (tourism) as the international trade in elephant services was never banned.

Over the decades since the ivory trade ban, Kenyas population of elephants has declined. This was predicted as early as 1990 in a paper that concluded that the rate of decline is presently accelerating.

The process is well advanced in East Africa where few elephants are predicted to survive beyond 1995 outside high-security areas.

Fortunately, as Kahumbu points out, recent efforts to convict poachers in Kenya are having so...

17:46

Universal basic services: ending austerity forever "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

The premise of austerity is that there isnt enough money to deliver a decent standard of living for all because there was a financial market crash in 2008. To banish this idea from the politi...
The premise of austerity is that there isnt enough money to deliver a decent standard of living for all because there was a financial market crash in 2008. To banish this idea from the political landscape we must tackle the cost of accessing the essential ingredients that allow anyone to live a decent life. That is the aim of Universal Basic Services (UBS), and our report from UCLs Institute for Global Prosperity clearly demonstrates that this is easily and practically within our grasp. For less than 2.3% of GDP, we showed that we can kiss austerity goodbye and welcome in a new age of joy and freedom that would make the UK the envy of the world. We already have the NHS and free education, now we just need to extend the same ethos to housing, transport, information access and food. Imagine for a moment living in a UK with 1.5 million extra social housing units, no Council Tax for the poorest, free local transport, basic Internet access for everyone, and community food programs designed and delivered locally that would ensure that no family need again be scared of not having a meal. That UK would be utterly transformed from the one we live in today: free from fear, free from destitution, and well fair to everyone. Universal access to basic services will require substantial devolution of power and responsibility to local democracies and thats a good thing. But it will also require an upgrade of our local democracies. Our UBS budget included funding for 650 new local assemblies with well paid, locally elected representatives who would have direct democratic control over the administration of UBS funds. The revenue for the UBS would be collected from taxation and guarantees basic services to all citizens. Austerity is a top-down policy from a distant national parliament that has starved local services of funding. UBS is the opposite, and restores power, money and control back to democratic institutions closest to the citizens they serve. To make this increase in investment in our people and our lives we will need to raise a little more tax. Our report fully funded the proposals with an extra 20.42 a week net coming from the top half of all earners. This would take the UKs total tax take to around 43% which is around the average of the EU19 countries, and less than France at 45%. The value of the basic services is worth 126 a week to anyone who uses all of the services, which is basically like an 80% pay rise for those on the lowest incomes. People who use the services have their costs reduced, which is the same as a pay rise (this effect is som...

17:46

In rural Paraguay, women are on the frontlines of a race against time to save native seeds "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Amid the spread of industrial farming, transgenic crops and seed patents, rural women are conserving native varieties and teaching others about agro-ecology.

Native seeds preserved in rural Paraguay. Photo: Maria Sanz Dominguez.In Chacore, about 200 kilometers east of Asuncin, Paraguay's capital, Ceferina Guerrero, 68, walks by shelves of carefully-labelled plastic bottles and metal drums. Each contains a native seed variety essential to the diets of rural communities.

Their labels list seed names in Guarani, an indigenous language and Paraguays second official language, as well as in Spanish. Guerrero introduces them warmly, as a mother would do with her children: this one is a bean, this one is peanut, this is corn.

Known as a Cefe in her community, Guerrero says her surname (which means 'warrior' in Spanish) fits her like a glove. She is one of the founders of the Coordination of Rural and Indigenous Women in Paraguay (Conamuri).

Conamuri began as a small group in the 1990s. Today its members include women from more than 200 rural communities in Paraguay and its also connected to allies around the world as part of the international peasants movement La Via Campesina.

Still, Guerrero says, we should not forget our first objective: collecting and preserving native seeds across the country. She describes this as a race against time and the expansion of large-scale, industrial agriculture.

Now we have lost almost 60% of native varieties, she told me. We even have communities where you cant find any.

Now we have lost almost 60% of native varieties. We even have communities where you cannot find any.

Globally, 60-80% of food in most developing countries, and half of the worlds food supply, is planted by women, according th...

17:46

A New Capital? Palestinians say Abu Dis is No Substitute for East Jerusalem "IndyWatch Feed War"

From the offputting concrete edifice that confronts a visitor to Abu Dis, the significance of this West Bank town past and present is not immediately obvious.

The eight metre-high grey slabs of Israels separation wall silently attest to a divided land and a quarter-century of a failed Middle East peace process.

The entrance to Abu Dis could not be more disconcerting, given reports that Donald Trumps administration intends it to be the capital of a future Palestinian state, in place of Jerusalem.

The wall, and the security cameras lining the top of it, are the legacy of battles for control of Jerusalems borders. Sections of concrete remain charred black by fires residents set years ago in the forlorn hope of weakening the structure and bringing it down.

Before the wall was erected more than a decade ago, Abu Dis had a spectacular view across the valley to Jerusalems Old City and the iconic golden-topped Dome of the Rock, less than three kilometres away. It was a few minutes drive or an hours hike to Al Aqsa mosque, the third holiest site in Islam, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the reputed location of Jesuss crucifixion.

Now, for many of the 13,000 inhabitants, Jerusalem might as well as be on another planet. They can no longer reach its holy places, markets, schools or hospitals.

Abu Dis, say its residents, is hemmed in on all sides by Israels oppressive wall; by illegal Jewish settlements encroaching relentlessly on what is left of its lands; and by a large, Israeli-run landfill site that, according to experts, is a threat to human health.

The Palestinian authorities do not even control Abu Dis. The Israeli security cameras watch over it and armoured jeeps full of Israeli soldiers make forays at will into its crowded streets.

Perhaps fittingly, given the Palestinians current plight, Abu Dis feels more like it is being gradually turned into one wing of a dystopian open-air prison than a capital-in-waiting.

Abu Dis repackaged

Nonetheless, the town has been thrust into the spotlight. Rumours have intensified that US President Trumps promised peace plan what he terms the deal of the century is nearing completion. His son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been drafting it for more than a year.

Back in January Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leader, confirmed for the first time that the White House was leaning on him to accept Abu Dis as his capital.

The issue has become highly charged for Palestinians since May, when Mr Trump overturned decades of diplomatic consensus by moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

That appeared to overturn a once widely shared assumption that Israel would be required...

17:45

TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER: GOOGLE A DIRECT THREAT TO DEMOCRACY & ONLINE FREEDOM "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER: GOOGLE A DIRECT THREAT TO DEMOCRACY & ONLINE FREEDOM by Jamie White  InfoWars Google poses a dire threat to democracy and online freedom, according to President Trumps 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale. In a USA Today op-ed,...

The post TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER: GOOGLE A DIRECT THREAT TO DEMOCRACY & ONLINE FREEDOM appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:44

Rebuilding health infrastructure in Hela "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Australian High Commission

The Government of Papua New Guinea, Australian Government and Oil Search Foundation are working together to support provincial health Authorities to deliver improved health outcomes in Hela and Southern Highlands provinces.

Australian High Commissioner Bruce Davis (left) during one of his visits to Hela with the Member for Koroba-Lake Kopiago and Minister for Immigration  Border Security Petrus Thomas.

Member for Koroba-Lake Kopiago and Minister for Immigration and Border Security Petrus Thomas presented a cheque of K200,000 of district funding to support rehabilitation works at the Koroba District Hospital, at an event on Friday Sept 7 in Por...

17:39

Will US forces aid Al Qaeda in Syria on the anniversary of 9/11? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Will US forces aid Al Qaeda in Syria on the anniversary of 9/11? VA State Senator Richard Black reports on his just concluded 6-day tour of Syria, including his meeting with President Bashar al Assad. Black states that if the US, UK, and French step back from their position of aiding and arming the al []

17:38

Tor Browser for Android Released "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Tor Browser for Android released - gHacks Tech News:

Tor Browser for Android is now available officially on Google Play and on the Tor Project website. The release is marked as alpha at this point in time; this becomes obvious right after start as it is required that you install Orbot, a proxy application, on your Android device as well as Tor Browser requires it currently for its functionality.

The team notes, however, that future versions of Tor Browser for Android won't have that dependency which means that they will provide all the functionality and do not depend on other apps anymore when that happens.

You need to accept the Orbot prompt when you first launch Tor Browser for Android. Doing so opens the Orbot page on Google Play so that you can install the app.

Note that you need to configure Orbot so that Tor Browser for Android uses it as the proxy on the system. Just start the app and check the Tor Browser for Android box under Apps to do so.

Tip: The release of Tor Browser for Android comes just days after the release of Tor Browser 8.0 for desktop operating systems.

First thing you may want to do is load https://check.torproject.org/ in the browser to verify that the connection flows through the Tor network. The browser has a bookmark on the start page that you can activate for that or you type the URL manually.


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17:30

Indian Lifeguard patrol beware! "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Indian Lifeguard patrol beware! appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

17:30

365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A special occasion requires a special dress which in turn requires new shoes.

My farmer spotted some. They were sparkly, stunning and stylish.

I tried them on. I liked the look but there were two buts: they cost more than the dress and the visual appeal surpassed the comfort level by a considerable margin.

Today Im grateful for the Presbyterian upbringing, tartan genes and requirement for footwear that can cope with a thousand acre stride that saved my feet from a decision Id regret.

17:27

New Pacific Ocean fish discoveries "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 10 September 2017 video says about itself:

Three bizarre-looking types of deep sea creatures have been spotted in one of the deepest parts of the Pacific Ocean the Atacama Trench, located up to 7 miles below the oceans surface off the coast of Peru and Chile.

A group of 40 scientists from 17 different nations teamed up to search the freezing, pitch-black area, using cameras and other equipment. With these tools, they were able to find three interesting creatures, which they believe are types of snailfish, about 5 miles deep.

From Newcastle University in England:

Three new species of fish discovered in the extreme depths of the Pacific Ocean

September 10, 2018

An exploration to one of the deepest places on earth has captured rare footage of what is believed to be three new species of the elusive Snailfish.

Involving a team of 40 scientists from 17 different nations, including Dr Alan Jamieson and Dr Thomas Linley from Newcastle University, UK, the expedition to the Atacama Trench has uncovered a wealth of information about life in one of the deepest places on earth.

Among the new discoveries are what the team believe to be three new species of snailfish.

Temporarily named the pink, the blue and the purple Atacama Snailfish, the footage shows the fish feeding and interacting in their secret world 7,500 metres below the surface.

These fish are part of the Liparidae family and do not conform to the preconceived stereotypical image of what a deep-sea fish should look like.

Instead of giant teeth and a menacing frame, the fishes that roam in the deepest parts of the ocean are small, translucent, bereft of scales and highly adept at living where few other organisms can. The snailfish will be featured as part of the Challenger Conference 2018 which kicks off at Newcastle University from today and runs until Friday.

Dr Thomas Linley, from Newcastle University, said:

There is something about the snailfish (fish of the family Liparidae) that allows them to adapt to living very deep. Beyond the reach of other fish they are free of competitors and predators.

As the f......

17:25

More Curran emails, Handley offered job, OConnor told off "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This story keeps on rolling. Clare Curran has admitted there may be more emails, and it is claimed that Derek Handley was offered the job of Chief Technology Officer but that was put on hold when the Curran story started coming out. Stuff:  Clare Curran admits there may be some more Derek Handley emails not []

17:24

Shallow M6.1 earthquake strikes southeast of Loyalty Islands "IndyWatch Feed World"

A 6.1 earthquake struck off the coast of Loyalty Islands approximately 146 miles from New Caledonia. The quake struck at 19:31:38 UTC on September 10, 2018. There has been no reports of damages or injuries, and no tsunami warning has been issued. Location: 22.061S 170.085E Depth: 10 km Distances: - 234.6 km (145.5 mi) ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia - 291.2 km (180.5 mi) SSE of Isangel, Vanuatu - 318.6 km (197.5 mi) ESE of W, New Caledonia - 363.7 km (225.5 mi) E of Mont-Dore, New Caledonia - 375.3 km (232.7 mi) E of Dumba, New Caledonia Location Uncertainty: Horizontal: 8.7 km; Vertical 1.9 km

17:20

8 Lessons We Did Not Learn From 9/11 "IndyWatch Feed War"

People walk in the street in the area where the World Trade Center buildings collapsed September 11, 2001, after two airplanes slammed into the Twin Towers in a terrorist attack. (Photo: Mario Tama / Getty Images)People walk in the street in the area where the World Trade Center buildings collapsed September 11, 2001, after two airplanes slammed into the Twin Towers in a terrorist attack. (Photo: Mario Tama / Getty Images)

There are many lessons we did not learn from 9/11 despite the fact that the fall of the Twin Towers was a turning point in modern history. The world changed. The pain and trauma of the families of the victims remains as strong as ever. Yet today, 17 years down the road, what have we learned?

Not much it seems.

  • No pressure was put to penalize the countries whose citizens were directly involved in the attack on 9/11. Majority of the hijackers were from Saudi Arabia. Yet its been business as usual with the Kingdom.
  • Muslims became the victims. Their main reaction was whether there will be a backlash against them and Islamophobia became a buzz word used every time a question was raised about the ideology leading to 9/11.  
  • This ideology is live and increasing rapidly today. No government effort has been taken to challenge Radical Islam. Its been left to organizations and individuals to carry out this momentous effort.
  • Those who do speak out and carry out the effort to expose the radical ideology behind 9/11 are labelled by organizations like The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and called Muslim haters.
  • ...

17:19

Albert Einsteins 1948 Letter to the New York Times Comparing israeli Politicians to Nazis "IndyWatch Feed War"

Albert Einsteins 1948 Letter to the New York Times Comparing Israeli Politicians to Nazis By Dr. Albert Einstein and Michael R. Burch,    GR Ed.: Compared to 2018, the NYT in 1948 was visibly committed to opinion, analysis and freedom of expression regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict. *** Albert Einsteins 1948 letter to the New York []

17:17

Das Ablenkungsmanver: Wenn Gewalt durch Migranten kein Thema sein darf "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

Den Grnen war die fehlende Linkslastigkeit des Inlandsgeheimdienstes, der letzten rechtsstaatlichen Bastion, die sie auf ihrem Marsch durch die Institutionen bisher vergeblich einzunehmen versucht hatten, schon immer ein Dorn im Auge, meint Publizist Ramin Peymani zu deren Rcktrittsforderungen gegenber Maaen. Mehr dazu: https://goo.gl/sFCPLT

17:12

NYT report about China detaining 'vast numbers' of Muslims is a lie "IndyWatch Feed World"

This article by the NYT's Chris Buckley who after the 6-4 Counter-revolutionary Incident became a rabid China-basher, is full of the same old distorted stories of Uighur "internment camps" that have circulated in the Western media for a few months. I will not respond to those stories as I have done so previously. Here's the latest rabid China-bashing from the NYT, which continues to invent and distort stories about the Uighurs. The most telling point made in Buckley's narrative however is the following, "This city of 390,000 (Hetan) underwent a Muslim revival about a decade ago. Most Uighurs have adhered to relatively relaxed forms of Sunni Islam, and a significant number are secular. But budding prosperity and growing interaction with the Middle East fueled interest in stricter Islamic traditions. Men grew long beards, while women wore hijabs that were not a part of traditional Uighur dress." Buckley writes as if those develops are insignificant, but if truth be told they are an indication of the spread of Salafist (radical jihadist) ideology within segments of the Uighur population. This is part of a push by Uighur separatists, supported and funded by the US Congress, to foment discord in Xinjiang in order to destabilize China to the advantage of US imperialism's goal of fragmenting China and preventing its continued rise. Comment: And the article itself even points out that the shift in Chinese police only came after actual evidence of radicalism: "The government shifted to harsher policies in 2009 after protests in Xinjiang's capital, Urumqi, spiraled into rioting and left nearly 200 people dead."

17:11

Mainstream Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed War"

Stop saying, Putin invaded Ukraine and annexed Crimea

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.

17:11

The Real Reason for the Anti-Semite Campaign Against Jeremy Corbyn "IndyWatch Feed War"

Letter from Britain: The Real Reason for the Anti-Semite Campaign Against Jeremy Corbyn Panic drives the smear attack against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn whose background as a radical socialist, not his criticism of Israel and support for the Palestine, threatens the British establishments hold on power, argues Alexander Mercouris. By Alexander Mercouris in London []

17:10

Michael Olenick: Digging Into Data on the Student Loan Scam "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A data dive shows that the student loan business is at least as bad as you think it is.

17:07

Politicians guilty in London Grenfell disaster "IndyWatch Feed World"

 Firefighters observe the wreckage of Grenfell Tower

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Monday, September 10, 2018

TUC 2018: Politicians should be held accountable for Grenfell Tower blaze, congress hears

CONGRESS called for politicians to be held to account today over the decisions that led to 72 people dying in the Grenfell Tower blaze last year.

Fire Brigades Union general secretary Matt Wrack said it was chilling that Grenfell Towers refurbishment had turned it into a death trap, with ventilation and safety systems not functioning and the cladding meaning the whole building was effectively wrapped in petrol.

Grenfell Tower was safer in 1974 than in 2017. That raises some pretty fundamental questions, he pointed out.

Unites Maxine Loza, a bus driver from the Grenfell neighbourhood, said a colleague had lost his home and his daughter in the fire.

She called for the public inquiry to be bolder and bring scrutiny to the deregulation of building standards.

The atrocity was not unluck...

17:06

Late season snowfall hits South Africa "IndyWatch Feed World"

Antelope, rhinoceroses and elephants also photographed in icy conditions after late snowfall in South Africa Animals more used to desert heat have been photographed enjoying the snow after a cold front brought snowfall to parts of South Africa over the weekend. Giraffes, antelope, rhinoceroses and elephants were photographed in icy conditions around South Africa, in pictures shared widely on social media. Kitty Viljoen captured elephants enjoying the snow in the Sneeuberg - which translates to Snow Mountain - on the Western Cape of South Africa, where snow set in late last week. She also photographed giraffes in snow in the Karoo semi-desert region. Antelope on the Glen Harry Game reserve in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, were also pictured surrounded by icy vegetation. Snowfall across parts of South Africa late last week prompted the department of transport to close roads across the Eastern Cape due to slippery conditions. The snow also hit the Western Cape, where temperatures dropped below zero across parts of Cederberg, the Hex River Mountains and the Matroosberg Reserve.

17:05

Fighting Opioid and Painkiller Addiction "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

How the misapplication of an early study on opioid addiction risk help pave the way for overly-casual prescription of these drugs.

17:02

Elevian Launches to Develop Regenerative Medicines for Age-Related Diseases "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Happy to announce our support for Elevian together with BOLD Capital and Peter Diamandis.


Commercializing scientific breakthroughs from Elevians scientific co-founders.

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Popular pirate app Terrarium TV shuts down "IndyWatch Feed World"

The app rose to prominence over the past few years and acquired a massive user basewhich also attracted a lot of attention.

The app was one of the many available for Android that allowed users to stream content directly to their smartphones without paying for said content. Now, as TorrentFreak points out, the developer has announced the app will shut down by the end of this monthalthough reports say it is already effectively dead in the water. The app rose to prominence over the past few years and acquired a massive user basewhich also attracted a lot of attention.

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17:02

With AirGig, AT&T could bring 100-megabit broadband to rural houses in 2021 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Expect hundreds of megabits per second, maybe even a gigabit, even in sparsely populated areas as long as homes are near power lines.

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  • Stephen Shankland

17:01

How the EU's Copyright Filters Will Make it Trivial For Anyone to Censor the Internet "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

On Wednesday, the EU will vote on whether to accept two controversial proposals in the new Copyright Directive; one of these clauses, Article 13, has the potential to allow anyone, anywhere in the world, to effect mass, rolling waves of censorship across the Internet.

The way things stand today, companies that let their users communicate in public (by posting videos, text, images, etc) are required to respond to claims of copyright infringement by removing their users' posts, unless the user steps up to contest the notice. Sites can choose not to remove work if they think the copyright claims are bogus, but if they do, they can be sued for copyright infringement (in the United States at least), alongside their users, with huge penalties at stake. Given that risk, the companies usually do not take a stand to defend user speech, and many users are too afraid to stand up for their own speech because they face bankruptcy if a court disagrees with their assessment of the law.

This system, embodied in the United States' Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and exported to many countries around the world, is called "notice and takedown," and it offers rightsholders the ability to unilaterally censor the Internet on their say-so, without any evidence or judicial oversight. This is an extraordinary privilege without precedent in the world of physical copyright infringement (you can't walk into a cinema, point at the screen, declare "I own that," and get the movie shut down!).

But rightsholders have never been happy with notice and takedown. Because works that are taken down can be reposted, sometimes by bots that automate the process, rightsholders have called notice and takedown a game of whac-a-mole, where they have to keep circling back to remove the same infringing files over and over.

Rightsholders have long demanded a "notice and staydown" regime. In this system, rightsholders send online platforms digital copies of their whole catalogs; the platforms then build "copyright filters" that compare everything a user wants to post to this database of known copyrights, and block anything that seems to be a match.

Tech companies have voluntarily built versions of this system. The most well-known of the bunch is YouTube's Content ID system, which cost $60,000,000 to build, and which...

17:01

Turkish Army reportedly keeping 50,000 jihadists on alert for Idlib battle "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Turkish army has put over 50,000 gunmen of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) on alert to use them in the battlefields against the Syrian Army troops in Idlib province, a Turkish-language paper claimed on Monday. Yeni Safak daily claimed that the Turkish army has kept more than 50,000 FSA terrorists on alert in Afrin, Azaz, Jarabulus, al-Bab and al-Rai regions to further sent them to battle against the Syrian government forces' operation in Idlib province. It further said that 30,000 FSA gunmen are in regions under the occupation of the Operation Euphrates Shield and Operation Olive Branch forces, "and a sum 20,000 FSA fighters are to be transferred to Idlib to counter the Damascus forces' upcoming operation". The daily went on to say that Turkish army has urged its allied militants to report the exact number of their gunmen and volume of arms and ammunition. It said that the Turkish army has in recent days sent a number of cannons and missile launchpads to the borders with Syria and has reinvigorated its forces' combat capabilities.

17:01

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


by Noah

See Brett Kavanaugh. See Brett Kavanaugh, the great sub-standard, nihilistic hope of the fascist Republican Party.

When it comes to having one picture of a man that illustrates our government's callousness and addiction to turning its backs on the American people and walking away from its responsibilities, this one more than serves the purpose. Republicans have their man in Brett Kavanaugh. They have wholeheartedly embraced their gift from their dear leader. "Ordinary Americans" be damned. Republicans, be careful what you wish for.

17:00

Classic Aussie Crime Drama:Water Rats S03 E12 A Little Knowledge "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Season 3 Episode 5 appears to be missing

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

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

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

17:00

Adobes terrifying new AI turned me into a Conan OBrien sex doll "IndyWatch Feed World"

Apparently, artificial intelligence hates my face.

It wasnt supposed to turn out this way.

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17:00

Is Nigel Farage really that scared of Islam? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Is Nigel Farage really that scared of Islam? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

17:00

Non-Western Magic in the European Brain Return of Voodoo fMRI? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"



Interesting paper that points to a massive processing target in order to discover a whole new empirical world of useful data leading to a higher resolution of the data.
 
We can not do much with this yet but it will likely become important.
 
All good.
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Non-Western Magic in the European Brain Return of Voodoo fMRI?

By Neuroskeptic | August 26, 2018 7:34 am

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2018/08/26/non-western-magic-brain-fmri/#.W4MtdYona70

A preprint recently posted on bioRxiv has garnered a lot of attention mainly because of its title. The article, from Jan Willem Koten Jr et al., is called Occurrence of non-western magic in the European brain, an intriguing although not very informative title for a scientific paper.

The intrigue deepens once we read the paper and find references to the famous voodoo correlations and also a new species of neuro-monster: zombie oscillations, which the authors claim to have discovered and which, they say, may reflect brain activity that is not under the voluntary control of the individual.

But spooky terminology aside, whats really going on?

As far as I can see, this preprint is not about magic or even voodoo correlations. Rather, it is about a signal processing technique called Savitzky Golay (SG) filter, widely used in chemistry and elsewhere. The authors propose that using SG filters instead of conventional filters could help improve fMRI data processing. To this end, they coded a MATLAB toolbox for SG-izing fMRI data and used it on data from a simple working memory fMRI experiment.

The trick, however, is that an SG filter is defined by two parameters: window length and polynomial order. Koten et al. didnt know the optimal parameters so they tried, well, alm...

17:00

Qanon - Grand Jury Empanneled to investigate High Treason at the FBI and the DOJ "IndyWatch Feed Tech"



This should curl your hair, but it has been apparent for a long time as the most likely explanation.

Recall Mil Intel has continuing access to the NSA data feed and all communications between the conspirators has been an open book from the beginning.   For that reason, what they chose to do was to play them out in the public arena and have them speak their lines to incriminate themselves.

Knowing this was coming down, Jeff Sesssions did two things.  First he laid off all the necessary investigation of the NSA data to the Inspector General and empowered Huber to handle prosecution, all outside the DOJ and the FBI.  Secondly he recused himself from the so called Special council investigation and assigned that to Rod Rosenstein in order to keep his hands completely clear of potential conflicts. 

The public stance is all a charade to keep opponents off balance and I ignore it all.


The obvious point is that the entire leadership of the FBI and parts of the DOJ will surely be charged with High Treason and they have mostly provided all the evidence during the past two years for us all to see.  The impact of this will be historic and shocking world wide.

Never in my wildest imagination did i expect that the swamp would be truly drained, chastened perhaps and even driven underground, but outright destroyed, never.  What we are witnessing is the meticulous elimination of the DEEP STATE and the planning has been brilliant. 

Trump will hold the baton until 2024 and very plausibly, JFK jr will step in for 2024 through 2032, provided it does turn out he has been in witness protection all this time.

I then can see another Trump stepping in then from 2032 through 2040 and even 2040 through 2048.  They are all been prepared for the job and they will clearly have the total trust of the American people.  It will take an extraordinary Democrat or Republican for that matter to challenge such a line of succession.

Curiously, the jury is still out on whether Mueller is also working with the president in order to help entrap all the conspirators.  Otherwise it is a complete waste of a special counsel who has kept the opponents enthralled and from actually doing anything dangerous.  .

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Q...

17:00

Hurricane Florence is here "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


 

This hurricane is seriously dangerous. It is able to repeat any of the previous worst storms on the East Coast.  It is going slow as well and will produce massive flooding. It could even roll into the Ohio Valley, rare as that is.

Let us hope that we get lucky here and i certainly hope you have taken your crops in by now.

The size of this is huge and we can expect crop losses to be huge..






Hurricane Florence Expected to Rapidly Intensify; Serious Rainfall Threat for U.S. East Coast

Dr. Jeff Masters September 9, 2018, 12:16 PM EDT 
 


Above: If the 06Z Sunday forecast from the GFS model were to verify exactlywith Florence centered in far eastern NC and far southeast VA from Friday through Monday, September 14-17these are the rainfall amounts that would result, as predicted by the model. Widespread 10+ amounts would extend from Cape Hatteras to the Washington, D.C., area; the Norfolk/Hampton Roads area of southeast VA would receive more than 20. This is just one model solution: actual rainfall amounts at any point could be far less (or even greater) depending on Florence's actual track and speed. Image credit: tropicaltidbits.com.


Florence has re-intensified into a hurricane, and is expected to rapidly intensify into a very dangerous Category 4 hurricane by Tuesday as it heads towards the Southeast U.S. Coast. Florence is likely to make landfall on Thursday evening or Friday morning on the Southeast U.S. East Coast, or remain just offshore. The odds have increased that Florence will stall on Friday and meander near or over the coast for several days, making the hurricane a huge rainfall and coastal flooding threat.

Florence was about 750 miles southeast of Bermuda late Sunday morning, moving west at 6 mph. Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) were a warm 28.5C (83F), but Florence was embedded in an atmosphere with somewhat dry air (a mid-level relative humidity of 50%). The high.....

17:00

Qanon Counting Down - DEMs Full Panic Mode "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


 


Yikes!!  This really spells it out as we count down.  With Kavanagh, the SC will be firmly outside the reach of DEEP STATE corruption and influence.  That is happening momentarily.

Release of the FISA removes the last holdover from the   attempted coup.  From that point on it is a matter of time for the Grand Jury to complete its investigation of the coup itself and to issue indictments.  As noted it is already happening.  That will be followed by the public arrest of these co conspirators who will surely implicate Obama to avoid the death penalty.

Once the public has adjusted to that shock, we can expect mass arrests to take place against those 51,700 sealed indictments.  Expect them all to be rounded up before the midterms.  Also note that errant GOP types have generally already been addressed and have already left the stage.  I also see errant DEMS stepping aside as well.





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16:58

Why Are We Siding With al-Qaeda in Syria and Yemen? "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Why Are We Siding With al-Qaeda in Syria and Yemen?  by Ron Paul Last week, I urged the Secretary of State and National Security Advisor to stop protecting al-Qaeda in Syria by demanding that the Syrian government leave Idlib under al-Qaeda control. While it may seem hard to believe that the US government is helping al-Qaeda in []

16:55

Kim Dotcom Privacy Act Appeal Underway at the High Court "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Way back in 2012, Kim Dotcoms cloud storage site Megaupload was shut down in a massively blaze of publicity. Ever since, Dotcom and several of his former colleagues have been fighting extradition to the United States.

Dotcoms strategy in New Zealand has been to challenge all aspects of the case against him, something that has seen him burn through tens of millions of dollars in legal fees. He has sought every piece of available information to assist his defense, but that hasnt always gone his way.

In 2015, Dotcom asked dozens of ministers and multiple government departments to disclose information they held on him. With Dotcoms case rolling on, his requests were classified by his team as urgent. However, then-Attorney General Chris Finlayson denied the requests, describing them as vexatious and baseless.

Ever persistent, Dotcom filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal, accusing the New Zealand Government of wrongfully withholding information from him.

Last March the Tribunal ruled in Dotcoms favor, noting that the Crown was in clear breach of its obligations under the Privacy Act when it withheld the information. Dotcom was awarded NZ$60,000 in damages for loss of dignity or injury to feelings plus NZ$30,000 to compensate for the information not being handed over.

Dotcom was quick to celebrate, noting that the ruling from the Tribunal meant that his extradition case was effectively over, with the Attorney General having perverted the course of Justice.

While an end to the extradition process is still not in sight, the ruling from the Tribunal also compelled the authorities to comply with Dotcoms original request. But with that still yet to happen, the show isnt over yet.

The Crown subsequently appealed the decision of the Tribunal and yesterday the matter went before the High Court in Wellington.

Lawyer Victoria Casey, representing the Attorney General, said there was no evidence that the information was wrongly disclosed to cause injury to Dotcoms feelings (as the NZ$60,000 award suggests) and there was no evidential basis for Dotcom to be awarded the NZ$30,000 either, RadioNZ reports.

Casey also argued that while Dotcoms 52 requests to 28 ministers and government departments were marked as urgent due to his ongoing extradition battle, the information could not have been used because the window for submitting evidence had already closed. It was also a sizeable request, that could not have been fulfilled quickly, the lawyer said.

These factors meant that the alle...

16:55

The Fakest Fake News: The U.S. Governments 9/11 Conspiracy Theory "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

If you want to fathom todays world, absolutely nothing is more important than to understand the truth about the attacks of September 11, 2001. This is the definitive book on the subject.

For seventeen years we have been subjected to an onslaught of U.S. government and corporate media propaganda about 9/11 that has been used to support the war on terror that has resulted in millions of deaths around the world.  It has been used as a pretext to attack nations throughout the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa.  It has led to a great increase in Islamophobia since Muslims were accused of being responsible for the attacks.  It has led to a crackdown on civil liberties in the United States, the exponential growth of a vast and costly national security apparatus, the spreading of fear and anxiety on a great scale, and a state of permanent war that is pushing the world toward a nuclear confrontation.  And much, much more.

The authors of this essential book, David Ray Griffin and Elizabeth Woodworth, and all their colleagues who have contributed to this volume, have long been at the front lines trying to wake people up to the real news about 9/11.  They have battled against three U.S. presidents, a vast propaganda machine strangely allied with well-known leftists, and a corporate mass media intent on serving deep-state interests, all of whom have used illogic, lies, and pseudo-science to conceal the terrible truth.  Yet despite the establishments disinformation and deceptions, very many people have come to suspect that the official story of the September 11, 2001 attacks is not true.

With the publication of 9/11Unmasked: An International Review Panel Investigation, they now have a brilliant source book to use to turn their suspicions into certitudes.  And for those who have never doubted the official account (or accounts would be more accurate), reading this book should shock them into reality, because it is not based on speculation, but on carefully documented and corroborated facts, exacting logic, and the scientific method.

The book is based on the establishment in 2011 of a scientific review project comprising 23 experts with a broad spectrum of expertise, including people from the fields of chemistry, structural engineering, physics, aeronautical engineering, airline crash investigation, pilot...

16:53

Tucker Carlson reveals that Google employee actively assisted Clinton campaign during 2016 election by influencing Latino voters "IndyWatch Feed World"

Fox News Host Tucker Carlson exclusively obtained emails demonstrating a Google executive's efforts to use company resources to aid Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in 2016. Tucker began the segment by lambasting the level of political influence big tech firms possess, drawing attention to Democrats' hypocrisy in their criticism of Citizens United, but unwillingness to criticize companies like Google. "An email obtained exclusively by this show reveals that a senior Google employee deployed the company's resources to increase voter turnout in ways she believed would help the Clinton campaign win in the last election. The email we obtained came from a woman named Eliana Murillo, the head of the multicultural marketing department. She sent the email on November 9th, 2016. That's one day after the presidential election," Carlson said. "In her email, she touts Google's multi-faceted efforts to boost Hispanic turnout. She notes Latinos voted in record-breaking numbers especially in states like Florida, Nevada and Arizona - the last of which she describes as 'a key state for us.' She brags that the company used its power to ensure that millions of people saw certain hashtags and social media impressions with the goal of influencing their behavior during the election," Carlson continued.

16:51

Google to use your credit card data in a secret deal to track ad sales "IndyWatch Feed National"

An article from 31 Aug 2018 by bloomberg.com of the headline:

Google and Mastercard Cut a Secret Ad Deal to Track Retail Sales



For the past year, select Google advertisers have had access to a potent new tool to track whether the ads they ran online led to a sale at a physical store in the U.S. That insight came thanks in part to a stockpile of Mastercard transactions that Google paid for.

But most of the two billion Mastercard holders arent aware of this behind-the-scenes tracking. Thats because the companies never told the public about the arrangement.

Alphabet Inc.s Google and Mastercard Inc. brokered a business partnership during about four years of negotiations, according to four people with knowledge of the deal, three of whom worked on it directly. The alliance gave Google an unprecedented asset for measuring retail spending, part of the search giants strategy to fortify its primary business against onslaughts from Amazon.com Inc. and others.

But the deal, which has not been previously reported, could raise broader privacy concerns about how much consumer data technology companies like Google quietly absorb.

"People dont expect what they buy physically in a store to be linked to what they are buying online, said Christine Bannan, counsel with the advocacy group Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). "Theres just far too much burden that companies place on consumers and not enough responsibility being taken by companies to inform users what theyre doing and what rights they have.

Google paid Mastercard millions of dollars for the data, according to two people who worked on the deal, and the companies discussed sharing a portion of the ad revenue, according to one of the people. The people asked not to be identified discussing private matters. A spokeswoman for Google said there is no revenue sharing agreement with its partners.

A Google spokeswoman declined to comment on the partnership with Mastercard, but addressed the ads tool. "Before we launched this beta product last year, we built a new, double-blind encryption technology that prevents both Google and our partners from viewing our respective users personally identifiable information, the company said in a statement. We do not have access to any personal information from our partners credit and debit cards, nor do we share any personal information with our partners. The company...

16:47

Replacing Plastic Bags by Reusable Bags "IndyWatch Feed World"

Waste Less Lebanon has recently launched its BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag) initiative in an attempt to reduce plastic bags use and replace them with reusable bags.

The NGO is selling LAL tote reusable bags at Fahed Supervalue on the Nahr el Mot highway for LL8,000 each or LL20,000 for three, which is a bit pricey to be honest and might discourage customers from purchasing them. Even if thats the best price they were able to get, they should have teamed up with the supermarket to sell them at a much cheaper price in order to impact the largest number of customers possible.

The ideal scenario would be to ban plastic bags for a whole week or even a whole month and give out reusable bags instead. That way, everyone will end up with a reusable bag and will be encouraged to use it on his next shopping trip.

Still this is a great initiative.

16:45

Kellyanne Conway: NYT's anonymous op-ed writer will slip up, reveal identity "IndyWatch Feed World"

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway predicted Monday that the anonymous author of last week's New York Times op-ed that criticized President Trump would eventually let his or her identity slip. "Cowards are like criminals, they eventually suss out themselves, because they eventually confess, or brag to the wrong person," Conway said on Fox News. "And I suspect that's what will happen here as well." Conway said she doesn't know who the author was, but she said she's not impressed with their "type." "Somebody who doesn't have the courage to come forward and say, 'This is my opinion, this is how I feel,'" she said. When asked whether Trump worries that the author could be someone in the room in briefings with Trump, Conway said she doubted the author is that close to Trump or the White House. "I'm not convinced, I have no reason one way or the other, but I'm just not convinced this is a true senior-level official, or a senior White House official," she said. "I have no way of knowing ... but I would imagine if the New York Times could have said senior White House official, they would have. Could be wrong."

16:45

9/11 Was an israeli Job "IndyWatch Feed War"

9/11 Was an Israeli Job How America was neoconned into World War IV By Laurent Guynot Unz Review September 10, 2018 Technical impossibilities Thanks to courageous investigators, many anomalies in the official explanation of the events of 9/11 were posted on the Internet in the following months, providing evidence that this was a false []

16:45

Indian Gold Imports at Highest in 15 Months "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Indian Gold Imports at Highest in 15 Months by Frank Holmes GoldSeek Strengths The best performing metal this week was palladium, down 0.31 percent. Gold traders and analysts are bullish on the yellow metal for a third week in...

The post Indian Gold Imports at Highest in 15 Months appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:42

Culture wars: a childs medical right to change gender in the Brave New World "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Jon Rappoport bravely addresses a vital and controversial topic that should be of concern to all parents. What sort of world our children live in if the Trans Gender Agenda proceeds unchecked, unquestioned and unchallenged? Gender dysphoria or gender identity disorder (GID) is the dysphoria (distress) a person experiences as a result of the sex []

The post Culture wars: a childs medical right to change gender in the Brave New World appeared first on Uncensored Publications.

16:41

The Far East: Expanding the Range of Possibilities - Eastern Economic Forum kicks off in Vladivostok "IndyWatch Feed World"

The forum will be held on September 11-13 The 4th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), which kicks off in Vladivostok on Tuesday, promises to become the most representative one in comparison with the previous events in terms of the line ups and level of delegations. The forum's key event, a plenary session "The Far East: Expanding the Range of Possibilities," will be attended by the heads of five states and governments: Russia's President Vladimir Putin, China's President Xi Jinping, President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister of South Korea Lee Nak-yeon.

16:39

BCL works to build the power of literacy in Bougainville "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Lit Week
Young performers at the Bougainville literacy week celebrations. Schools from across the region sent troupes to perform cultural songs and dances.

GENEVIEVE ITTA* | Bougainville Copper Ltd

ARAWA - Written information is all around us and those with the ability to read, write and understand it have a distinct advantage over those who cannot.

Its an unfortunate reality that many of our young people cannot read and write and, sadly, the same applies to many adults.

Learning to read and write, regardless of age, are empowering, as literacy helps us to take advantage of opportunity and to live better and more rewarding lives.

It also provides self-confidence and opens all sorts of doors to further learning, vocational training and employment opportunities.

Literacy is a powerful enabler. It helps us to make informed decisions and choices. For example, the ability to understand information about the upcoming referendum on independence undoubtedly makes it easier for literate people to participate in this process.

Literacy also provides a means for life-long learning and, at a personal level, reading and writing are also sources of immense enjoyment.

Bougainville Copper has always recognised the importance of improving local literacy and, more broadly, of providing education and training opportunities for Bougainvilleans.

Through the Bougainville Copper Foundation, BCL has provided scholarships for more than 1,300 students since 1997. These have helped young people pursue further education in areas that benefit Bougainvilles development.

And, in an important new initiative, we are delighted to announce our support to Bougainvilles education department to provide curriculum training for local primary school teachers.

This move to standards-based education reflects international best-practice and puts in place classroom structures aimed at enhancing literacy, numeracy and overall educational outcomes.

Next school term BCL is contributing more than K80,000 to support training sessions for more than 380 teachers at Kieta and Panguna.....

16:38

Papadopoulos: 'Clinton friend, MI6 spook sought me out, lied about our meeting' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Former Trump campaign staffer George Papadopoulos was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in prison after being set up by the Obama Deep State in the 2016 election. George Papadopoulos went on CNN and ABC this weekend to discuss his role in the Spygate scandal. Papadopoulos told the liberal anchors about how he was set up by Obama spy Stephan Halper in London after he was brought on by the Trump campaign. Papdopoulos added that Halper began to sweat and his demeanor changed when George told him he had "no idea what you're talking about" as far as hacking and Russians.

16:36

U.S. Weighs Sanctions Against Chinese Officials Over Muslim Detention Camps "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Trump administration is considering sanctions against Chinese senior officials and companies to punish Beijings detention of hundreds of thousands of ethnic Uighurs and other minority Muslims in large internment camps, according to current and former American officials.

The economic penalties would be one of the first times the Trump administration has taken action against China because of human rights violations. United States officials are also seeking to limit American sales of surveillance technology that Chinese security agencies and companies are using to monitor Uighurs throughout northwest China.

Discussions to rebuke China for its treatment of its minority Muslims have been underway for months among officials at the White House and the Treasury and State Departments. But they gained urgency two weeks ago, after members of Congress asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to impose sanctions on seven Chinese officials.

Until now, President Trump has largely resisted punishing China for its human rights record, or even accusing it of widespread violations. If approved, the penalties would fuel an already bitter standoff with Beijing over trade and pressure on North Koreas nuclear program.

By Edward Wong
The New York Times

The Id Kah mosque in Chinas Xinjiang region. Rights advocates say the mass detentions in Xinjiang are the worst collective human rights abuse in China in decades. Credit Johannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse Getty Images

Last month, a United Nations...

16:33

The Kiev-Donbas Shadow War Will Continue, But A Big One Is Unlikely For Now "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The timing of Zakharchenkos assassination also deserves to be looked at because it was meant to coincide with the upcoming opening ceremony of the UN General Assembly later this month, during which Poroshenko could use his global pulpit to try and rally the Western world against Russia and the rebels.

The post The Kiev-Donbas Shadow War Will Continue, But A Big One Is Unlikely For Now appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

16:32

Other 3,700 MikroTik Routers compromised in cryptoJacking campaigns "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Thousands of unpatched MikroTik Routers are involved in new cryptocurrency mining campaigns.

The exploit code for the CVE-2018-14847 vulnerabilities is becoming a commodity in the hacking underground, just after its disclosure crooks started using it to compromise MikroTik routers. Thousands of unpatched devices are mining for cryptocurrency at the moment.

Earlier August, experts uncovered a massive crypto jacking campaign that was targeting  MikroTik routers to inject a Coinhive cryptocurrency mining script in the web traffic.

The campaign started in Brazil, but it is rapidly expanded to other countries targeting MikroTik routers all over the world, over 200,000 devices were compromised.

Even if the vendor released a security fix that addresses the flaw in April, the number of not updated routers is still very high.

Last week. experts from the security firm Qihoo 360 Netlab discovered more than 7,500 MikroTik routers that have been compromised to enable Socks4 proxy maliciously, allowing attackers to hijack the traffic of the hacked devices.

The researchers scanned the Internet for vulnerable devices, they found more than 5,000K devices with open TCP/8291 port, and 1,200k of them are Mikrotik devices, within which 370k (30.83%) are CVE-2018-14847 vulnerable.

Summarizing, more than 370,000 of 1.2 million MikroTik routers are still vulnerable to the CVE-2018-14847 exploit because owners have not updated them.

Most of the vulnerable devices are located in Brazil, Russia, and Indonesia.

Now the researcher Troy Mursch noticed that the infected MikroTik routers from the latest campaign open a websockets tunnel to a web browser mining script.

According to the researcher, the malware increases the CPU activity of an infected MikroTik router to about 80% and maintain it at this level. reads a blog post published by BleepingComputer.

This gives room for other tasks to run and mine for cryptocurrency at the same time, in the hope of keeping the activity hidden from the user.

16:30

Opinion: Papua New Guinea adjusting its tariff strategy in APEC year "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

In an environment of rising global protectionism, Papua New Guinea is also increasing some tariffs, according to Rohan Fox, Stephen Howes and Maholopa Laveil. But on three quarters of imports, where there is no domestic production, no tariffs apply.

Devpolicys Rohan Fox

The first sign that Papua New Guinea would be taking a more protectionist trade policy came in late 2015, with the banning of a number of fresh fruit and vegetable imports from Australia.

That ban was short-lived, but this last year has seen a major reversal in trade policy. For the last two decades, PNG has been following a policy of tariff reduction.

Tariff reductions

As part of its negotiations with the World Bank and IMF, the country introduced a Tariff Reduction Program (TRP) in 1999, which set out tariff reductions to 2006.

Despite some opposition, the TRP was upheld by a 2003 review, and the 1999 plans were broadly implemented. Another review in 2007 resulted in a further round of reductions out to 2018.

The reductions planned and/or achieved are shown in the table below.

It is important to note that most tariff lines (three-quarters) in PNG are in fact zero, with no tariffs being applied on imports of most goods for which there is no domestic production.

The tariff reductions were implemented over the last two decades as planned.

The table below shows the tariff rates for those goods that are subject to tariffs.

Since 1999, there have been three tariffsintermediate, protective and prohibitive. All have fallen significantly.

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16:27

Report: Anti-Gun Paul McCartney Protected By Soldiers With Machine Guns at Grand Central Station Concert "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Beatles legend Paul McCartney, 76, was protected by armed soldiers, with one reported to be carrying a big machine gun, at his surprise concert at New Yorks Citys Grand Central Station last Friday night. A photo posted to Twitter by a commuter that day shows armed soldiers protecting McCartneys concert hall.

NPR reporter Andrew Flanagan opened his report on the show with a description of a heavily armed soldier protecting McCartney.

Walking through the warm, vanilla hallway of Grand Central Station, I tried to enter a barricade when an army sentry helmet, muted green-and-sand uniform, a pistol and a big machine gun said it was the wrong entrance. This is for the artist go down, take a left and stick to the wall.

Earlier in the year McCartney had participated in the nationwide anti-gun March for Our Lives which was organized by professional Democratic Party supporting anti-Second Amendment groups and fronted by several liberal student activists from the Parkland, Florida, high school that was the scene of a massacre by a former fellow student on Valentines Day.

McCartney said he marched in New York City to remember his friend fellow Beatle John Lennon who shot to death in the City on December 8, 1980.

A few years back,...

16:27

Red Bull CPD Regional Finals Coming back to #Beirut on September 23! "IndyWatch Feed World"

After seven years, Red Bull Car Park Drift regional finals are coming back to Beirut and will take place on Sunday the 23rd of September, starting 12:00, in the Parking lot adjacent to Beiruts Martyrs Square. The last edition took place at the Forum de Beirut and was epic, and I expect this one to be even better.

Fourteen Drivers from 11 countries will be competing for the King of Drift title and thousands of motorsport lovers are expected to attend this unique event. The last Lebanese to win the Red Bull CPD was Jad Himo four years ago.

16:26

Teaching Lego To Play Well By Eliminating Plastic "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Tim Brooks, Legos vice president for environmental responsibility, says the company emits about a million tons of carbon dioxide each year. Credit Carsten Snejbjerg for The New York Times

For a company, and a product, that has been a part of so many lives for so longand especially one whose name means to play well, it is still a shock to be reminded of their carbon footprint. And three years after firs reading about their commitment, it is good to read details of their plan and progress:

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16:24

Chinas belt and road projects narrow economic inequalities within countries "IndyWatch Feed War"

Chinese development finance corresponds to rises in subnational GDP, suggests report by US researchers

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Sri Lanka handed over its port of Hambantota to China on a 99-year lease, prompting questions about the benefit of Belt and Road Initiative projects to host countries. Photo: AFP
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16:22

DARPA Next-Generation Neurotechnology and breakthroughs from Neuralink and Open Water Red light scanner "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

DARPA is funding development of high resolution brain interfaces. At the same time there are two companies who have breakthrough technology for higher resolution brain interfaces. The two companies are Elon Musks Neuralink and Mary Lou Jepsens Openwater red light scanner. The Neuralink and Openwater systems will be described after the DARPA project and its goals.

16:20

Pro-Soviet radicals planned to kill Gorbachev in East Germany, book claims "IndyWatch Feed War"

A group of German radicals planned to assassinate Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev in East Germany in 1989, thus triggering a Soviet military invasion of the country, according to a new book written by a former British spy.

16:17

Alibaba has Russia in its sights "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Chinese giant wants part of Russias expanding online user base.

The Chinese e-commerce giant has teamed up with a number of Russian firms to launch a new e-commerce platform joint venture in Russia, reports CNBC. Alibaba will work with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), mobile operator MegaFon, and internet group mail.ru to create a one-stop destination for consumers to communicate, socialize, shop, and play games, all within the same online ecosystem, says CNBC.

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16:15

A REAL-LIFE CHAT WITH BLACK PIGEON SPEAKS (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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The post A REAL-LIFE CHAT WITH BLACK PIGEON SPEAKS (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:15

Maori language week: Word for the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

In honour of Maori Language Week, we at Whaleoil have decided to dedicate one post each day to highlight a Maori word that has particular significance to Maoridom. Todays Maori Word of the Week is: Tamariki Definition: children The above graphic was published by Te Puni Kokiri in 2017.   Discuss The post Maori language week: Word for the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

16:10

FIRE-EARTH Alerts: GKRT, WPTN 091102 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

CJ UUT IGE OCT TML FIRE-EARTH Alerts: GKRT, WPTN 091102 ALERTS issued by FIRE-EARTH Science. Details available to appropriate groups via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. Alerts 091102 . . . . .

16:06

Swedish business worried by gridlock after inconclusive election "IndyWatch Feed War"

Corporate leaders warn of risk to competitiveness from expected weak government

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By Richard Milne in Stockholm

Swedens most senior business leaders have warned that the countrys competitiveness is at risk from an election that has failed to deliver a clear winner and instead is likely to produce a weak minority government.

Swedish business has been worried about drift in the country after eight years of minority governments, which have failed to tackle reforms of the labour and housing markets as well as the integration of immigrants.

Based on the election result, it is difficult to foresee an outcome that delivers the stable leadership necessary to address these problems. If we fail to solve these problems, we will likely see a deteriorating competitiveness, Hakan Samuelsson, chief executive of Volvo Cars, told the Financial Times.

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Sundays election resulted in gridlock with the ruling centre-left bloc all but tied with the centre-right opposition, with 144 seats and 143 seats respectively in the next parliament.

Forming a government could be a lengthy and complicated process as the nationalist, anti-immigration Sweden Democrats have 62 seats, giving them significant potential influence in parliament. All parties refuse to deal formally with the party owing to its roots in the neo-Nazi movement.

Mr Samuelsson added that if the parties did not get a grip on Swedens problems we should not be surprised to see people losing trust in established parties and being attracted by simplistic solutions.

The two parties at the extremes of the Swedish spectrum the Sweden Democrats and the ex-Communists of the Left party collectively gained 7 percentage points from elections in 2014 while the two biggest establishment groups the ruling Social Democrats and the centre-right Moderates lost a combined 6 percentage points.

Jacob Wallenberg, part of one of Europes most important corporate dynasties, which has significant stakes in companies including Ericsson, Electrolux and AstraZeneca, told the Financial Times that he was also concerned about keeping the export-driven economy attractive to business.

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16:06

Re: Re: Ghostscript 9.24 issues "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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16:06

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Nears the End of its Mission "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Legacy of NASA's Dawn, Near the End of its Mission

NASA's Dawn mission is drawing to a close after 11 years of breaking new ground in planetary science, gathering breathtaking imagery, and performing unprecedented feats of spacecraft engineering.

Dawn's mission was extended several times, outperforming scientists' expectations in its exploration of two planet-like bodies, Ceres and Vesta, that make up 45 percent of the mass of the main asteroid belt. Now the spacecraft is about to run out of a key fuel, hydrazine. When that happens, most likely between mid-September and mid-October, Dawn will lose its ability to communicate with Earth. It will remain in a silent orbit around Ceres for decades.

[...] Because Ceres has conditions of interest to scientists who study chemistry that leads to the development of life, NASA follows strict planetary protection protocols for the disposal of the Dawn spacecraft. Unlike Cassini, which deliberately plunged into Saturn's atmosphere to protect the system from contamination -- Dawn will remain in orbit around Ceres, which has no atmosphere.

Engineers designed Dawn's final orbit to ensure it will not crash for at least 20 years -- and likely decades longer.

Dawn, Vesta, and Ceres.

Previously: Dawn's Orbit Around Ceres: A New Low
Dawn Spacecraft Captures Closest-Ever Images of Ceres' Shiny Occator Crater


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16:05

Taxes and innovation: shout it from the rooftops "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

We find that taxes matter for innovation: higher personal and corporate income taxes negatively affect the quantity, quality, and location of inventive activity at the macro and micro levels. At the macro level, cross-state spillovers or business-stealing from one state to another are important, but do not account for all of the effect. Agglomeration effects from local innovation clusters tend to weaken responsiveness to taxation. Corporate inventors respond more strongly to taxes than their non-corporate counterparts.

That is from a new NBER paper by Ufuk Akcigit, John Grigsby, Tom Nicholas, and Stefanie Stantcheva, via Adam Ozimek.

The post Taxes and innovation: shout it from the rooftops appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

16:03

Summer snowstorm expected to hit western Alberta, Canada "IndyWatch Feed World"

It may still be summer, but communities in western Alberta are being told to hunker down for a blast of wintry weather. A snowstorm is expected to whip into the province later this week. On Monday, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for areas including Jasper, Grande Prairie, Nordegg and Rocky Mountain House. A cold north wind is to blame for the incoming blizzard. "A cool air mass will invade much of Alberta this week, bringing with it weather that is decidedly more like winter than summer," the advisory reads.

16:02

The 40th Anniversary of Signing the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and China "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

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The exchange of congratulations between the Japanese Prime Minister Shinz Abe and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang on the 40th anniversary of signing the Treaty of Peace and Friendship in August 1978 is a prominent event regarding the transformation of the political map of the Indian and the Pacific Ocean region, which is going on right before our very eyes.

And it is not about the document per se, which does not legally bind the parties. Declarations of intention of the kind appear during the periods of more or less favourable relations between the signatories. When there are no reasons for a sudden deterioration of the abovementioned relations expected (at least in the near future).

Such a period lasted for almost 2 decades of the 20th century (the 1970s and 1980s). Let us remind you that Japan and China established official diplomatic relations 6 years prior to signing the aforementioned Treaty.

Among the factors expediting the development of the Japanese-Chinese relations at the time, let us single out the predominant one: the 2 countries found themselves on the same side of the barricade that divided the global political arena at the time and, as it turned out, for many years to come. Which, in its turn, removed the risk of whatever important political hindrances to having a mutually advantageous economic cooperation.

One should keep in mind that the success of the famous reforms carried out by Deng Xiaoping in China was to a great extent the result of the financial and technical backing provided by Japan. Which, of course, had nothing to do with charity work. Expediting the economic development of its huge partner, Japan received a gigantic market for selling the products of its industry, which was mostly oriented towards export.

This is, in fact, the idea of the flying geese paradigm that emerged in Japan as far as the late 1920s as an alternative to the European practice of interacting with colonial countries.

However, currently China is selling more goods to Japan than it buys from it ($ 30 b more with the total turnover of $ 270 b). But even so, the importance of China for Japan as an economic partner can hardly be exaggerated. China is currently buying 17% of all the goods exported from Japan, which is a bit less than the leading buyer, th...

16:00

Classic Comedy:The Darling Buds of May S01 E05 & E06 A Breath Of French Air "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Darling Buds of May is an English comedy drama television series, produced by Yorkshire Television for the ITV network, first broadcast between 7 April 1991 and 4 April 1993. It is an adaptation of the 1958 novel of the same name, and its sequels, by H. E. Bates.

Set in rural 1950s Kent, it follows the life of the Larkin family. It starred David Jason as Pop Larkin alongside Pam Ferris as Ma Larkin, with Catherine Zeta-Jones playing their eldest daughter Mariette, who marries tax inspector Cedric Charlie Charlton, played by Philip Franks. A ratings success, it proved to be Zeta-Joness breakout role.

Featuring a total of 20 episodes, it was broadcast as three series of six double-episode story lines in the spring of 1991, 1992 and 1993, plus two single-episode Christmas specials aired in 1991 and 1992

16:00

Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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

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Your UPS deliveries may soon arrive in electric trucks "IndyWatch Feed World"

Through its multiple partnerships with EV startups, the company is precipitating a sustainable transformation in the delivery industry.

A new UPS truck now rolling around the streets of London looks like an ordinary delivery vehicle. But at night, the truck plugs into a new smart grid at the companys hub in the center of the city, where it pulls in enough charge to drive up to 150 miles the next day.

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We should never forget 9/11except for brands, which definitely should forget it "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its been 16 years since the first commemorations. Lessons (should) have been learned.

Ah, September: Schools back in session, the leaves are starting to turn, pumpkin and maple flavors become omnipresent, theres a cooling of the air . . . and the 9/11 brand tweets come roaring back.

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16:00

Englands largest protected wildlife site at risk "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Englands largest protected wildlife site at risk

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Nearly half of Englands most important wildlife sites at risk "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Nearly half of Englands most important wildlife sites at risk

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Video: Exposing the network pushing deregulation and climate science denial "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Video: Exposing the network pushing deregulation and climate science denial

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Dorset leads the way in wildlife policing "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Dorset leads the way in wildlife policing

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Theresa May 'must halt aid funding for failing private schools in Africa' "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Theresa May 'must halt aid funding for failing private schools in Africa'

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Britain's first climate denier was bag carrier for oil baron Charles Koch "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Britain's first climate denier was bag carrier for oil baron Charles Koch

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15:56

Hurricane Florence prompts mandatory evacuations as it nears Category 5 strength "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hurricane Florence prompts mandatory evacuations as it nears Category 5 strength | 10 Sept 2018 | More than 1 million people on the southern East Coast of the United States faced mandatory evacuation orders as Hurricane Florence neared Category 5 strength Tuesday. Florence was upgraded twice Monday, from Category 3 to 4, prompting evacuation orders in coastal areas of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia... Residents boarded up their homes, formed long lines at gas stations and emptied the shelves of hardware stores and supermarkets.

15:53

Support the rural occupation in #Fraguas, spanish territory "IndyWatch Feed War"

Fraguas is a project of communautary rural renovation in the mountains in the north of Guadalajara (spanish territory). Since spring 2013, a group of humans, the Association of rural inhabitants of the northern mountain, are rebuilding the ruins of the ancient village, based on agro-ecological values, on collective self-governance and the will of opening new living spaces in a zone which suffers a lot from abandoning.

Originally published by Indymedia NL.

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.

During last years, they have been cleaning the streets and the paths, maintaining the fruit trees, rebuilding houses, improving the entrances and the water network from the springs They have strenghtened the relationships with the surrounding villages at the same time as they were making the project growing and getting stronger with the help of numerous united persons.

The local council community of Castilla la Mancha is the owner of the mountain where is situated the village. During a short term of exchanges about the multiple possibilities that have been shared with the group of brave young ones, the local council community started a judicial process aiming to depopulate and demolish again Fraguas and to punish the new occupants (24 years of jails sentence and 63 500 euross fine).

Until today, the new occupants, full of dignity and hope, have kept working in the village, and have initiated a campaign of defense in order to keep Fraguas being a place where can meet the ancient savoir-faire and the futures utopias ; where action make the doubt vanish and the hope be alive ; where people fit in their personnal, social and global ecosystem with respect.

We encourage you to visit the project (fraguaspobladores@gmail.com) and help spreading the information.

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How to help the occupation of Fraguas
The manifesto for Fraguas : we, different collectives and rural associations, have written a text to support the comrades of the occupied village of Fraguas with whom we feel that we are close on many aspects....

15:50

How Supreme Industries has expanded in Papua New Guinea "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Port Moresby-based retailer/wholesaler Supreme Industries found itself needing facilities and services it couldnt source in Papua New Guinea, so it created them. Group Managing Director Sanjay Shah, tells Business Advantage PNG that the group has grown quickly and is anticipating more diversification.

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Port Moresby-based Supreme Industries started in July 1997, primarily as a retailer and wholesaler, but has grown into a diversified company.

It has expanded into various industries: from manufacturing of uniforms, to offset printing and ICT solutions, says Group Managing Director Sanjay Shah.

The internet services will not go down because we use three different providers to back it up.

The Supreme Group is associated with a lot of organisations, from mining to agriculture to the retail industry.

PNG solutions

The very nature of PNGs business environment drove the company to offer additional services, as Shah explains.

When you start building up your organisation, you come across the fact that there is a lot of facilities that are not available, says Shah.

So you have to backward integrate, or forward integrate, to move forward.

And, in PNG, you often dont find the skilled work force, so you have to get different expatriates out of different parts of the world.

You source people with skills in the different industries to head your different operationsand then build a workforce around it from the local and surrounding population.

Gro...

15:49

Googles AI Cloud Star Leaves After Pentagon Deal Protests "IndyWatch Feed War"

Fei-Fei Li, chief scientist at Googles cloud-computing division, is leaving after controversy over the use of the companys artificial intelligence technology and a deal with the Pentagon.

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Li, a venerated researcher in the field of AI, is returning to Stanford University, where she was a professor before joining Google about two years ago. Andrew Moore, dean of the school of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh will become head of AI at Google Cloud at the end of 2018, the Alphabet Inc. company said Monday. Moore worked at Google from 2006-2014.

Fei-Fei Li Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

In early June, Google retreated from a Pentagon cloud contract following employee protests. The program, called Project Maven, used Googles AI-powered image-recognition software. In internal emails, Li praised the contract but cautioned colleagues to avoid mentioning the AI component of the deal for fear that the public would latch onto concern about weaponized AI. This is red meat to the media to find all ways to damage Google, Li wrote in an email reported by The New York Times.

Li also led Googles move to open an AI research lab in Beijing. This is part of a broader effort by the company to return to mainland China since pulling its search service from the country in 2010. These plans have also sparked internal debate, and criticism by some U.S. politicians.

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15:45

Today in rock history "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Today in Rock History: Born today in 1940, Bernie Dwyer original drummer with Freddie and the Dreamers. Born today in 1943, Mickey Hart (Michael Hartman) drummer with The Grateful Dead and solo. Born today in 1943, Jack Ely guitarist and singer with The Kingsmen. Born today in 1953, Tommy Shaw guitarist, singer and songwriter with Styx [] The post Today in rock history appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:44

UN: Major Idlib offensive could spark worst catastrophe of 21st century "IndyWatch Feed War"

The UNs new humanitarian chief warned Monday that a large-scale military operation against the opposition-held Syrian province of Idlib could create the worst humanitarian catastrophe of this century. There needs to be ways of dealing with this problem that dont turn the next few months in Idlib into the worst humanitarian catastrophe with the biggest loss of life in the 21st century, Mark Lowcock said in Geneva.

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His remarks came as Syrian troops, backed by Russia and Iran, massed around the northwestern province ahead of an expected onslaught against the largest opposition-held zone left in the country.

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Since 2015, Idlib has been home to a complex array of anti-regime forces: Secular fighters, radicals, Syrian terrorists with ties to Al-Qaeda and their foreign counterparts.

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It is home to some 3 million people around half of them displaced from other parts of the country, according to the UN.

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Foreign terrorists now face a fight to the last to hold onto Idlib, their final bastion.

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Lowcock acknowledged that there is a large number of fighters there, including terrorists from proscribed organizations.

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But he stressed that there are 100 civilians, most of them women and children, for every fighter in Idlib.

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We are extremely alarmed at the situation, because of the number of people and the vulnerability of the people, he said, warning that civilians are severely at risk.

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A major military operation in Idlib is expected to pose a humanitarian nightmare because there is no nearby opposition territory left in Syria where people could be evacuated to.

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While appealing to the warring sides in Syria to avoid a catastrophe, Lowcock said the UN and other aid organizations were all doing very detailed planning to be able to respond quickly in the case of a major...

15:44

Biological Health Hazard Melioidosis (Fatal): Sonoran Territory, Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

MELIOIDOSIS MEXICO: (SONORA) SUSPECTED, FATAL ************* Published Date: 2018-09-10 20:13:43 Subject: PRO/EDR> Melioidosis Mexico: (SO) suspected, fatal Archive Number: 20180910.6019879 Date: Sun 9 Sep 2018 Source: El Imparcial, Mexico [in Spanish, machine trans., edited] The bacterium _Burkholderia pseudomallei_ was isolated in various tissues at autopsy from 2 siblings of Huasabas who died. The []

15:44

The Pentagon is investing $2 billion in artificial intelligence "IndyWatch Feed War"

If North Koreas dear leader wakes up tomorrow, takes a crazy pill and decides to lob a nuclear missile at the US mainland, theres a good chance the military will be relying on artificial intelligence to protect us.

Reuters reported earlier this summer on the existence of a secretive military effort actually, of multiple classified programs in various stages that are all focused on the development of AI-reliant systems to help us anticipate the launch of a missile, as well as to track launchers. In North Korea and, of course, beyond.

Fears about runaway AI notwithstanding, the Pentagon is now apparently taking that kind of an effort and planning to crank it up to 11. The Pentagons research agency DARPA announced Monday it will be spending $2 billion on AI, the focus of which, according to CNN, will include creating systems with common sense, contextual awareness and better energy efficiency. Advances could help the government automate security clearances, accredit software systems and make AI systems that explain themselves.

John Everett, deputy director of DARPAs Information Innovation Office, told CNN the agencys new investment may ultimately get even bigger than that $2 billion. The way he put it: The agency thinks it can accelerate two decades of progress into five years.

In many respects, its an investment that comes not a moment too soon. Other nations are likewise making no secret about stepping up their investments in AI and probably our strongest rival in this area, China, has said it wants to be the global leader in a few years.

During his appearance this week on Joe Rogans podcast, noted AI-phobe Elon Musk said he thinks one reason China is poised to potentially take the lead is because of how its politicians generally have a scientific bent. Theyre pretty good at science in China, he said on the show. The mayor of Beijing has, I believe, an environmental engineering degree and the deputy mayor has a physics degree. I met them.

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15:41

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

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

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

Source: Dinar Chronicles

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

Judy Note: We are fast nearing the end, and our new beginnings. My eternal gratitude to ever-hard working Patrick for making this venue possible, and to Anonymous and Sierra for their devotion and help. As Q says, Where We Go One, We Go All. May we remain united so that our humanitarian desires can change and uplift the world.

A. Sept. 10 2018 3:17 pm EST Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure: GCR/RV Intel Alert for September 10, 2018 Operation Disclosure (Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on intelligence leaks received from several sources which may or may not accurate. Other confirmed sources may also be included in this overview.)

1. The orchestrated exposure of Deep State corruption within the U.S. Government was proceeding as planned.

2. According to multiple sources, 9/11 was rumored to be the back wall release date for the RV. These sources have been alluding to the 9/11 back wall date for weeks.

3. Once the RV begins, all countries would begin re-issuing new gold/asset-backed currency under the new quantum financ...

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Marketing and Event Co-ordinator "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

IIX brings +8 years of experience in building the impact investment ecosystem with a mission to impact 400 million lives by connecting the backstreet to the Wallstreet. IIX has a thematic focus on women empowerment, climate action and community resilience. To date, IIX has mobilized US$75 million in impact investment capital for +35 Impact Enterprises (IEs) across the social capital markets value chain. IIX has a network of +1000 impact investors with US$1 billion assets under management and +30,000 ecosystem partners from private, public and nonprofit sectors. In recognition of its work to build inclusive markets and drive the global sustainable development agenda, IIX has won multiple awards: Oslo Business for Peace Award 2017, G20 Summit Market Builder of the Year Award 2017, Asia Game Changer Award 2016, among others.

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Marketing and Event Coordinator "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

IIX brings +8 years of experience in building the impact investment ecosystem with a mission to impact 400 million lives by connecting the backstreet to the Wallstreet. IIX has a thematic focus on women empowerment, climate action and community resilience. To date, IIX has mobilized US$75 million in impact investment capital for +35 Impact Enterprises (IEs) across the social capital markets value chain. IIX has a network of +1000 impact investors with US$1 billion assets under management and +30,000 ecosystem partners from private, public and nonprofit sectors. In recognition of its work to build inclusive markets and drive the global sustainable development agenda, IIX has won multiple awards: Oslo Business for Peace Award 2017, G20 Summit Market Builder of the Year Award 2017, Asia Game Changer Award 2016, among others.

15:38

Defending racism in Australian media 101 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Its almost as if Australian audiences wouldnt be able to identify who they are meant to be for or against if none of them were white

15:36

(Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1660: Future of the Fed | Prepare for Release "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Sep 10, 2018

Consumers are tapped out, credit cards are at their max as revolving credit hits a new all time high. GDP growth getting better and better, Trump counters Obama, showing that he does have a magic wand. US ports are worried about the tariffs, they say they are going to lose jobs if this keeps up. The Former Fed chiefs are worried about the next financial crisis and they are making the case that the Fed will need to print money like we've never seen before and they need the government to allow them to do this.



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Obama spied on a reporters and also silenced them when he was president. WH now setting up another meeting with Kim Jong Un. The battle is Syria is on, this is a battle between the good guys and bad guys, we are not fighting Assad's forces. This is the last holdout of the deep state and they are about to be taken out. Q drops more breadcrumbs, the storm has arrived. Any day now the FISA pages are going to be released and we are going to see the fallout. The storm is here and the physical storms are here, coincidence?

15:31

The secret documents Republicans want Trump to declassify this week "IndyWatch Feed War"

There is growing buzz among Hill Republicans that President Trump will act this week to declassify some key documents in the Trump-Russia investigation. Some in the GOP had hoped the documents would be released weeks ago theyve been asking with increasing urgency but an internal White House debate apparently held that up.

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In any event, there are new GOP hopes that this will be the week. If the White House does act, these are the documents, some or all, that might be released:

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By Byron York
The Washington Examiner

What is in it? Remember that fired FBI Director James Comey, in an interview with Fox News in connection with his new book, said that, yes, the dossier was included in the Page surveillance request, but that, My recollection was, it was part of a broader mosaic of facts that were laid before the FISA judge to obtain a FISA warrant. The 20 or so unreleased pages of the Page FISA application are said to shed light on Comeys mosaic comment that is, they will purportedly reveal more of the FBIs reason for wiretapping Page. So far, no one in the public knows what those reasons are.

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2) The Bruce Ohr 302s. Its possible that the Carter Page documents will be all that are declassified. But if more is released, the Ohr documents might be among them. The 302s refer to the FBI reports of its interviews with top Justice Department official Bruce Ohr. Remember that in the fall of 2016, with the presidential campaign going strong, the FBI decided to hire Christopher Steele to search for dirt on candidate Donald Trump. But the FBI had to terminate Steele as a source because he talked to the press. (Steele desperately wanted to help d...

15:30

Tweet of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The post Tweet of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:26

Syrian War Report September 10, 2018: US Claims Destruction Of Civilian Objects Is Purpose Of Idlib Advance "IndyWatch Feed War"

South Front The US-led propaganda campaign against the Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliance has reached a new level as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is openly preparing to kick of a ground assault on terrorist groups in northwestern Syria. During a September 7 UN Security Council briefing, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley stated that when Russia []

15:20

South Koreas Moon calls for bold decisions ahead of Kim summit "IndyWatch Feed War"

South Koreas president on Tuesday urged both North Korea and the United States to make bold decisions to break a deepening diplomatic impasse over the Norths nuclear ambitions, saying hell continue to act as mediator.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) meeting with South Korean presidents special envoy Chung Eui-yong (L) in Pyongyang. Picture: AFP Photo/KCNA via KNSSource:AFP

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President Moon Jae-ins comments come days before hes to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the third time this year to discuss how to achieve denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula. Moon said the summit must lead to another big step toward denuclearization.

North Koreas leader Kim Jong Un (C) gestures as he meets with US President Donald Trump (R) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore. (File/AFP)

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The talks come at a crucial moment in the overall diplomacy, which is currently stuck amid recriminations between Washington and Pyongyang on how to follow through on vows made at a summit in June between Kim and President Donald Trump to rid the North of its nuclear weapons.

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During a Cabinet meeting Tuesday, Moon said Kim and Trump must think broadly and make bold decisions to move the diplomacy forward and get North Korea to dismantle its nuclear arsenal.

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North Korea must carry out its nuclear dismantling and the United States must take a corresponding step, Moon said. Under such a process, the two countries must pull back their deep-rooted mutual distrust caused by their 70 years of hostile relations.

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North Korea has dismantled its nuclear and rocket engine testing sites, but US officials have demanded more serious steps. Kim has reportedly said that his efforts must be reciprocated by corresponding US measures such as a joint declaration to end the 1950-53 Korean War.

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Moon said South Korea has no choice but to mediate between the two countri...

15:17

The Chicago Conspiracy: A film memory of chiles 9/11 and beyond #11Sep #11Septiembre #11september "IndyWatch Feed War"

The concept for the film was born with the death of a former military dictator, Augusto Pinochet. His regime murdered thousands and tortured tens of thousands after the military coup on September 11, 1973.

Originally published by Subversive Action Films.

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.

The Chicago Conspiracy takes its name from the approximately 25 Chilean economists who attended the University of Chicago and other prestigious universities beginning in the 1960s to study under the neoliberal economists Milton Friedman and Arnold Harberger. After embracing Friedmans neoliberal ideas, these economists returned to assist Pinochets military regime in imposing free market policies. They privatized nearly every aspect of society, and Chile soon became a classic example of free market capitalism under the barrel of a gun.

The Chicago Conspiracy is about today. We began this documentary with the death of a dictator, but we continue with the legacy of a dictatorship.

The Chicago Conspiracy is about the Day of the Youth Combatant. On this day, two young brothers and militants of the MIR, Rafael and Eduardo Vergara, were gunned down by police as they walked through the politically active community Villa Francia. March 29 is not only about the Vergara brothersit is a day to remember all youth combatants who have died under the dictatorship and current democratic regime.

The Chicago Conspiracy is about the students who fight a dictatorship-era educational law put into place on the last day of military rule. Over 700,000 students went on strike in 2006 to protest the privatized educational system. Police brutally repressed student marches and occupations.

The Chicago Conspiracy is about the neighborhoods lining the outskirts of Santiago. They were originally land occupations, and later became centers of armed resistance against the military dictatorship. A number of them, such as la Victoria and Villa Francia, continue as areas of confrontational discontent to this day.

The Chicago Conspiracy is about the Map...

15:15

Sharia and the Courts Your Views "IndyWatch Feed War"

Judges process to the Palace of Westminster in central London, as part of a tradition to mark the start of the new legal year. (Photo: JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP / Getty Images)Judges process to the Palace of Westminster in central London, as part of a tradition to mark the start of the new legal year. (Photo: JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP / Getty Images)

If Clarion readers had their way, civil courts would never be allowed to rule according to sharia law even when there is no conflict with civil law. Read on to see the results of our poll and your comments on sharia and the courts

In a landmark decision, a court in the UK recently ruled according to sharia law for the first time. We presented you with the pros and cons but you were pretty much united in your opposition:

The Poll

Should civil courts be allowed to rule according to sharia law when it doesnt conflict with civil law?

Yes 10.20%
No 89.80%

The story in question was about a Muslim woman, Nasreen Akhter, who filed to divorce her husband, Mohammed Shabaz Khan. The couple, from Pakistani background, had married 20 years earlier but only according to sharia law and not according to British civil law.

Now that they were divorcing, Akhter wanted the state to recognize their marriage so she could claim half of her husbands assets in a settlement, which she would have not been able to do according to sharia law.

Your Comments

Only in cases like this one where it actually helps move forward Western values...

15:14

BATR: Obama Zombie Followers "IndyWatch Feed World"

Obama Zombie Followers

Barack Hussein Obama has emerged from his crypt. One of the time-honored practices when a President leaves office has been that they fade into the obscurity of retirement. As witnessed with George W. Bush, the public has not been burdened with his political involvement or wisdom of his years as commander and chief. The same cannot be said about Obama, the perpetual narcissist former head of state. This globalist CIA President caused severe damage to the Republic that any rational citizen would readily admit. Yet, this failed X-President has never shed his vision of grandeur. If anyone doubts about this assessment just reflect on his latest 64-minute speech. President Barack Obama Rips President Donald Trump: Full Speech 9/7/2018.

"All told, the former president referred to himself I, My, Me more than 102 times in about 64 minutes, while simultaneously engaging in the type political pot shots he criticized Republicans for.

Obamas favorite word seemed to be I, which he repeated at least 87 times, followed by more than a dozen references to my or me.

By the time I left office, household income was near its all-time high, and the uninsured rate had hit an all-time low, and wages were rising, and poverty rates were falling. I mention all this just so when you hear how great the economy is doing right now, lets just remember when this recovery started, Obama told students.

When you hear about this economic miracle thats been going on when the job numbers come out and suddenly Republicans are saying, Its a miracle! I have to kind of remind them: actually, those job numbers are the same as they were in 2015 and 2016, he said."

Facts do not matter to the chorus of zombies who worship a pathological liar as the high priest of their occult religion. The legacy of the Obama years demonstrates that cultural indoctrination, cognitive dissonance and systemic denial were the only achievements attained under the Democrat state-controlled administration.

Since the return of the egomaniac autocrat to the political arena, Obama has changed little. A few more grey hairs have not produce...

15:13

Biological Health Hazard Mysterious Undiagnosed Febrile Illness (public health threat): Haiti "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

UNDIAGNOSED ILLNESS HAITI: MAYARO VIRUS SUSPECTED, REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ********************* Published Date: 2018-09-09 19:23:51 Subject: PRO/EDR> Undiagnosed febrile illness Haiti: Mayaro virus susp. RFI Archive Number: 20180909.6018117 Unexplained cluster of health events Date: 9 Sep 2018 Source: ProMED-mail (edited) [There has been significant chatter on social media from individuals working in Haiti []

15:11

ZFS On Linux 0.8-RC1 Delivers Native Encryption, Direct I/O & More "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Following the release of ZFS On Linux 0.7.10, the developers went ahead and released the big v0.8 release candidate. ZFS On Linux 0.8 is bringing a lot of new functionality...

15:10

Trade wars: China fears an emerging united front "IndyWatch Feed War"

Beijing welcomed American disputes with Tokyo and Brussels, but now faces isolation as the G7 allies begin to co-ordinate policy

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By Tom Mitchell in Beijing

As another fruitless round of China-US talks to avert a trade war wrapped up in Washington on August 23, foreign officials were arriving in the US capital for a potentially far more consequential meeting the next day. The occasion was an unusual trilateral forum that brings together trade officials from the US, EU and Japan.

Their mission: to combat the allegedly unfair trading practices by unspecified third countries.

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Chinese cranes set for export to the US AFP

When US trade representative Robert Lighthizer and his EU and Japanese counterparts announced their initiative on the sidelines of last Decembers World Trade Organization meeting in Buenos Aires, they did not single out any one country for fostering allegedly unfair competitive conditions caused by large market-distorting subsidies and state-owned enterprises, forced technology transfer and local content requirements.

But there was little doubt about the identity of the elephant in the room. As EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said at the time: Theres no secret that we think China is a big sinner here.

The trilateral forum represents a potentially critical shift in the confrontation between Washington and Beijing. Chinese Communist party and government officials are confident they can cope with a full-scale trade war with the US, which increasingly feels like a foregone conclusion in Beijing. On Saturday, Chinese officials woke up to President Donald Trumps threat to tax all Chinese exports to the US worth more than $500bn last year within months. On Sunday, they were greeted by a presidential tweet admonishing Apple to repatriate its China-based supply chain.

What really keeps them up at night, however, is a potential co-ordinated assault by the Trump administration, EU and Japan on their unique model of Chinese state capitalism that has been integral to the countrys economic success over the past 40 years.

In recent months the EU and Japan have joined forces with the US in WTO complaints against forced technology transfers in China through mandatory joint venture structures with local partners. No country s...

15:10

Q Anon on 9/11: 'We will Never Forgive!' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

Q post number 2147 makes it very clear that 'BATTLE STATIONS' refers to 9/11. Fasten your seat belts...

https://qntmpkts.keybase.pub/

Q post number 2147 comprises two parts, post number 2146 re-posted and post number 2147...

'ATTENTION ON DECK.
BATTLE STATIONS.
MEMES AT THE READY.
WWG1WGA!'
Q


(Picture of the 9/11 Twin Towers site at night, with two beams of purple light pointing to the sky)
'WE WILL NEVER FORGET!
WE WILL NEVER FORGIVE!'
Q


Q is urging Anons to flood the internet with memes (images) related to this final battle for humanity. The Anons on the Great Awakening Board are taking up the challenge with gusto.

The picture of the Twin Towers site, and the words 'WE WILL NEVER FORGIVE!', sends a clear message to the cabal who have refused to surrender and turn towards the Light. Military Tribunals. GITMO. The penalty for treason.

As Patrick said, the cabal robbed us all of a bright future on 9/11/2001. We have endured an immense amount of suffering in the 17 years since that day. They MUST pay for what they did to humanity.

Where We Go One We Go All.

Love and Light
Sierra (NZ)

15:06

Hurricane Florence To Intensify To Near Category 5 Strength And There Are 12 Nuclear Power Reactors In The Carolinas "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The latest forecast is projecting that Hurricane Florence will strengthen to near category 5 strength before it makes landfall in the Carolinas, and it is being called a serious threat to lives and property.  It is extremely rare for a hurricane of this intensity to come this far north, and one expert is claiming that Florence has the potential to be the most destructive hurricane weve had in modern history for this region.  At this time, the government is warning of a life-threatening storm surge of up to 20 feet or higher, life-threatening freshwater flooding, and damaging hurricane-force winds.  But there is another factor that not a lot of people are talking about.  There are 12 nuclear power reactors in the Carolinas, including two that are located right along the coast.

According to Google, there are 7 nuclear power reactors in South Carolina

South Carolina hosts seven operating nuclear power reactors: Catawba Units 1 & 2, Oconee Units 1, 2 & 3, H. B.

And...

15:04

The promise and peril of blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

From carbon-based cryptocurrencies to reward programmes for green projects, blockchain is helping tackle issues of transparency, accountability and traceability. What are the most innovative uses of blockchain, and is it actually working?

15:01

Its Official: Gold & Silver Prices Now at Inflation-Adjusted 50-Year Lows "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Its Official: Gold & Silver Prices Now at Inflation-Adjusted 50-Year Lows by Jeff Clark GoldSilver Ive been watching this metric all year. And when gold and silver took their recent tumble I checked it again. I found what I...

The post Its Official: Gold & Silver Prices Now at Inflation-Adjusted 50-Year Lows appeared first on The Daily Coin.

15:00

Memorable memes "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The post Memorable memes appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:00

Por dentro da mente dos eleitores de Bolsonaro que so fs do poltico e vtimas da violncia policial "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Maycon, 23 anos, um jovem negro de baixa renda, tem um irmo na cadeia, sonha ser policial, defende veementemente a pena de morte, o armamento da populao contra o que chama de Direitos Dosmano. Eleitor convicto de Lula, ele gostaria de leis menos frouxas para a bandidagem.

Nas rodas de conversa que realizo com adolescentes perifricos, eleitores de Bolsonaro seguem a mesma orientao punitivista e demonstram solidariedade aos policiais, que deveriam ter o direito de matar. Paradoxalmente, esses mesmos meninos relatam um cotidiano de humilhaes em abordagens policiais abusivas. Se eu no estiver vestido como humilde e no estiver de cabea baixa, [ou seja], se estiver de cabea erguida e com bon de marca que me associe aos mano, eles me param, do porrada e me jogam no cho, contou Pepe, de 17.

O nmero de mortes decorrentes de aes policiais teve um aumento vertiginoso no Brasil. Em quatro anos, quase triplicou. De acordo com o ltimo relatrio do Instituto de Segurana Pblica do Rio, a mdia mensal de 48,6 mortes em 2014 passou a 127,8 em agosto deste ano. Em todo pas, 4.424 pessoas foram executadas por policiais em 2016, segundo a ltima edio do Atlas da Violncia. Se partimos do princpio que 71% dos homicdios ocorrem entre jovens negros e pobres, podemos supor a cor e a classe dessas vtimas da violncia fardada.

Olhando para esse padro, o conservadorismo de Maycon e Pepe parece no fazer sentido. Eles mesmos podem ser o prximo bandido bom e morto. A pergunta que precisa ser respondida por que vtimas em potencial da violncia de Estado muitas vezes se colocam em defesa da polcia, banalizando as execues extrajudiciais?

Por que possveis vtimas da violncia de Estado se colocam em defesa da polcia, banalizando as execues extrajudiciais?

Primeiro, preciso pontuar que o grau de solidariedade com a figura do policial varia de acordo com o contexto. A situao excepcional nas favelas do Rio, marcadas pela atuao policial genocida, e em boa parte das quebradas de So Paulo, onde ocorre um quinto das execues. Como reao, h um ativismo bastante forte em ambas as cidades.

J Maycon e Pepe so personagens da periferia de Porto Alegre. Fora dos grupos de ativistas ou do hip-hop da cidade, esse sujeitos que, em tese, jogam contra si prprios, so mais comuns. Conversando com professores de escolas pblicas de Fortaleza ou lendo o livro de Juliano Spyer Mdias Sociais no Brasil Emergente sobre uma regio perifrica na Bahia, fico com a sensao de que, no senso moral de um Brasil profundo e popular, essa aparente contradio mais corriqueira do que se im...

15:00

Better Than Original Pong Using Arduino "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Games like Pong are legendary, not only in the sense that they are classic hours fun but also that they have a great potential for makers in stretching their learning legs. In an attempt at recreating the original paddle games like Pong and Tennis etc, [Grant Searle] has gone into the depths of emulating the AY-2-8500 chip using an Arduino.

For the uninitiated, the AY-3-8500 chip was the original game silicon that powered Ball & Paddle that could be played on the domestic television. Running at 2 MHz, it presented a 500 ns pixel width and operated to a maximum of 12 Volts. The equivalent of the AY-3-8500 is the TMS1965NLA manufactured by Texas Instruments for those who would be interested.

[Grant Searle] does a brilliant job of going into the details of the original chip as well as the PAL and NTSC versions of the device. This analysis will come in handy should anyone choose to make a better version. He talks about the intricacies of redrawing the screen for the static elements as well as the ball that bounces around the screen. The author presents details on ball traversal, resolution, 2K memory limit and its workarounds.

Thanks [Keith O] for the tip.

14:55

EPA to Roll Back Obama-Era Methane Rules "IndyWatch Feed War"

Proposal is the latest Trump administration effort to ease measures addressing climate change

The Environmental Protection Agency building in Washington.
The Environmental Protection Agency building in Washington. PHOTO: PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The Trump administration is about to propose its latest rollback of Obama-era climate rules, moving to ease requirements for oil and gas companies that were designed to limit leaks of the heat-trapping gas methane, administration officials said.

The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to release on Wednesday a proposal that would make it easier for oil and gas companies to comply with rules designed to limit the amount of methane released into the atmosphere.

The EPA proposal aims to ensure oil and gas companies have more time to assess and safely repair infrastructure, often in remote locations, according to a draft summary of the proposal.

The proposed changes, among other measures, would give d...

14:50

The key factor Papua New Guineas banks and super funds look for before they will invest in your business "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Papua New Guinea businesses looking for investment from super funds or banks must show they have sound governance systems in place. That was the view of super fund managers, bankers and advisers at the recent Papua New Guinea Investment Conference in Brisbane.

Nambawans Paul Sayer (left) and David Brown (middle) stress the importance of good governance. Source: BAI

Paul Sayer, Chief Executive Officer at Nambawan Super, said good quality governancethe oversight of an independent board, proper lines of reporting, protection of minority shareholders interests, and effective auditingis critical when assessing an investment.

He claimed that good returns come with good governance, adding that it is especially important for companies that have had a sole owner.

If you have someone who has held their hand over a business and then, all of a sudden, they say Right, we need governance, you need to report to directors what is going oncan you transition through from that small business mentality?

Sayer said companies that have gone through the process of developing strong governance should get access to capital.

There will be a much more professional institutional investor market in PNG.

We are expecting those people to run their businesses.

They need to be able to report; take the shareholders voice and deal with it.

Quality control

David Brown, Chief Investment Officer at NasFund, agreed that sound governance is essential for companies looking to raise capital.

We need somebody to drive the bus and report within a governance framework.

That is standard business practice anywhere elseso there is that quality control.

Looking forward 10 years, Brown said there will be a much more professional institutional investor market in PNG.

There is a lot of value in having people with that experience on your boards.

He be...

14:47

FEAR: Trump in the White House "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Inside story on President Trump as only Bob Woodward can tell it.

14:46

What is tragedy? (response to a query) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

So what is tragedy?

A work is a tragedy, Aristotle tells us, only if it arouses pity and fear. Why does he single out these two passions? That seems wrong to me. For one thing, it is overly subjectivist. Why start with the passions of the audience? What do they know?

I think of a tragic story as embodying a few elements:

1. The downfall represents some kind of principle.

2. Some aspects of the downfall are, in advance, quite expected in the objective sense.

3. The actual story combines both inevitability and surprise in a somewhat contradictory manner. (I reintroduce the subjective ever so slightly here.)

4. The villain probably should have some sympathetic and/or charismatic qualities.

5. There should be a quite particular logic to how the actual events unfold, as they might be related to the above-mentioned principles in #1.

6. A confluence of aesthetic and metaphysical and personality-linked forces should conspire to bring about the final outcome. There should be a melding and a consilience to the evolution of the story.

Some near-perfect tragedies are Don Giovanni, The Empire Strikes Back, The Sopranos (evokes nostalgia in me rather than fear or pity), and King Lear, among other works of Shakespeare.  Dont forget Homer, Melville, and the Bible.

Just stay away from Aristotle on this one.

The post What is tragedy? (response to a query) appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

14:45

Q Anon Proof: Trump Tweets 'We Are With You!' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

President Trump has tweeted the phrase 'We are With You!' - the same phrase used in Q post number 2137. Here is the tweet...

'The storms in the Atlantic are very dangerous. We encourage anyone in the path of these storms to prepare themselves and to heed the warnings of State and Local officials. The Federal Government is closely monitoring and ready to assist. We are with you!' (President Trump tweet).

There is a flood of new Q posts today - and Q proofs. The Q team is working overtime to reassure and encourage us as we race towards the finish line.

Where We Go One We Go All.

Love and Light
Sierra (NZ)

14:44

#Minneapolis, #Richfield, & #Duluth: A Week of Anti-Fascist Actions "IndyWatch Feed War"

The first week of September, Antifa 161 & MASS Appeal answered an international call for a week of anti-fascist actions in the form of banner drops, distributing agit-prop, and other forms of demonstrating solidarity with communites fighting fascism worldwide.

Originally published by Conflict MN.

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.

 

Autonomous actions were taken by various entities. Banner drops happened in Minneapolis, Richfield, & Duluth along with other acts of claiming antifa zones. Several flyers and anti-fascist zines were distributed to free libraries across the Twin Cities. Several crews went on street cleaning missions and removed fascist stickers, and replaced them with anti-fascist ones.

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14:41

Q Anon: We are with you! "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

Q post number 2137 is wonderful confirmation that BIG things are about to happen - and Q is with us all.

https://qntmpkts.keybase.pub/ (thanks to Lisa Mei Crowley for this Q site link)...

Q post number 2137...

Anon:

'BATTLESTATIONS READY!
WWG1WGA!'


Q responds:

'WRWY!
WWG1WGA!'
Q


When you hold your cursor over WRWY (which has dotted lines beneath it), it reads: 'We Are With You!'

We are with you too, Q and team, all the way to VICTORY! God bless you and keep you safe in this final battle to liberate humanity. You are our heroes.

Where We Go One We Go All.

Love and Light
Sierra (NZ)

14:41

FBI Officials Discussed 'Media Leak Strategy' Ahead of Major Trump-Russia Revelation "IndyWatch Feed World"

FBI Officials Discussed 'Media Leak Strategy' Ahead of Major Trump-Russia Revelation | 10 Sept 2018 | Newly released text messages show disgraced FBI official Peter Strzok asked to speak to former FBI lawyer Lisa Page about a "media leak strategy" during a crucial period of the Trump-Russia investigation in 2017. The text messages were revealed Monday by North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows, a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. "Our review of these new documents raises grave concerns regarding an apparent systemic culture of media leaking by high-ranking officials at the FBI and DOJ related to ongoing investigations," Meadows wrote to U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the letter, which was obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation and first reported by Sara Carter.

14:37

In brief: Air Niugini launches new direct routes, and other business news "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Air Niugini launches new direct route, Total wins contract for Lihir Gold Mine, and a new state-owned-enterprise is formed. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

in briefAir Niugini has launched its first direct flight between Narita, Japan and Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia. Sixty passengers, mostly Japanese tourists, boarded the first flight out of Narita destined for Chuuk, arriving early the next morning. On arrival in Chuuk, a further 60 passengers, comprising a large number of divers joined the flight to Port Moresby.

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Total, the worlds fourth largest international oil and gas company, has reportedly been awarded a four-year contract with Newcrests Lihir Gold Mine, following a competitive tender process that began last November. Andrew Morton, Total PNGs General Manager said: This contract with one of the largest gold mines in PNG, helps to reaffirm Totals position as the leading lubricant supplier to the mining industry in PNG.

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The National Executive Council has reportedly approved the establishment of a new state-owned-enterprise, Kumul Agriculture Limited, whose task is to hold the states interests in all agricultural investments throughout PNG. For a full list of board members see People Moves.

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New Britain Palm Oil Limited (NBPOL) has claimed that Papua New Guineas largest agricultural export commodity, palm oil, could be under grave threat if the spread of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (Guam (CRB-G) biotype) is not properly addressed.

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14:35

People Moves: Solar Solutions, Kumul Agriculture Limited "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A new Chairman for Solar Solutions, and a new board for KAL

David Kelso has been appointed Chairman of the Solar Solutions PNG Ltd board. Kelso is a long-term PNG resident and has worked in the PNG financial services industry for more than 30 years. 
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The National Executive Council has approved the following appointments to the board of Kumul Agriculture Limited: Leslie Hoffman, chairman; Robert Bradshaw, deputy chairman; Fanston Yaninen, director; Mark Worinhu, director; David Nipuega, director; David Fore, director; and Arthur Jones, managing director.
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The post People Moves: Solar Solutions, Kumul Agriculture Limited appeared first on Business Advantage PNG.

14:33

9/11 Then and Now. What Happened to the Unity? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Firefighter Tony James cries while attending the funeral service for New York Fire Department Chaplain Rev. Mychal Judge, who died while giving the last rites to a fireman in the collapse of the World Trade Center. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)Firefighter Tony James cries while attending the funeral service for New York Fire Department Chaplain Rev. Mychal Judge, who died while giving the last rites to a fireman in the collapse of the World Trade Center. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Seventeen years ago, on a quiet September morning, we awakened our sleeping children for their school day, rushed to grab our cups of coffee, boarded flights bound for work and leisure and set forth on what seemed like any other day.

It was only a few short hours later that we stood in horror as an unspeakable act proceeded to unfold before our eyes.

Was this an accident?  we asked at first. The events that followed quickly answered this question.

September 11, 2001 was a day of great tragedy for the United States.  Americans were unprepared for such an event to happen on U.S soil. And yet, as Americans gathered around their televisions to watch the horrific events of that tragic day take place, it seemed every American had the same feelings brewing.

Pride. Patriotism. Unity.

Our prayers and thoughts and words of consolation go out to all of those who have suffered, but one thing that happens here in this place is when an American suffers and people perpetrate acts against this country, we as a Ccongress and as a government stand united. And we stand together. Senators and House members. Democrats and Republicans will stand shoulder to shoulder to fight this evil that has perpetrated on this nation.

We will stand together to make sure that those who have brought forth this evil deed will pay the price We will stand with the president. We will stand with this government and we will stand as Americans together through this time. House Speaker Rep. Dennis Hasket

Shortly after these words were spoken, Congress brok...

14:31

PERTH Dad faces WA court over family murders "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Dad faces WA court over family murders .

September 10, 2018 at 04:45PM .

Anthony Robert Harvey, 24, appeared in Perth Magistrates Court on Monday via video link from Karratha courthouse accused of killing his wife and

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/09/10/16/43/man-in-wa-court-over-five-murders&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGbHJ5rjAYo_O-WqBp8YYeE-iFhsA

https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/23688280 .

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PERTH Man Appears In Court Over Bedford Murder "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Man Appears In Court Over Bedford Murder .

September 10, 2018 at 04:45PM .

Anthony Robert Harvey appeared in Perth Magistrates Court on Monday via video link from Karratha courthouse, accused of murdering the family on

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14:30

Nuclear? Yes, way! "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

In 1978, economist Paul Samuelson quoted John Maynard Keynes as saying, When my information changes, I change my mind. Small minds resist changing their opinions, in the face of all evidence. One conventional wisdom that has proved enormously resistant to change is the value of nuclear energy. Quote: While Australia has been a leader in [] The post Nuclear? Yes, way! appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Manauhea to be weak, in ill health; reluctant.

(Its Maori Language Week)

"If Aliens Visit Us..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus
landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native
Americans. We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent
life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet."
- Stephen Hawking

14:28

Dodgy Islamic school gets $19M in government funding restored "IndyWatch Feed National"

This mob has received more than $184m in federal and $45.5m in state funding since 2000. All of that money was handed to the "school" for the sole and exclusive purpose of running a school that teaches the Australian curriculum. But Malek Fahd school didn't spend our taxpayer money on...

14:27

Dallas Police Shooting Isnt Holding Water "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Since this story is now starting to hit the media and the protests downtown at the police department continue, I wanted to share some information that I think you should know before you start commenting and feeding this story your energy and time.

14:20

September 11th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #600 "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

14:20

Nanoscale Objects Can Radiate Heat Much Faster Than What Would Normally be Possible "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Heat transfer surprise could lead to thermal transistors

As much as 100 times more heat than predicted by the standard radiation theory can flow between two nanoscale objects, even at bigger-than-nanoscale distances, researchers at the University of Michigan and the College of William and Mary have reported in the journal Nature. The new results could have implications for better solar cells, materials that behave like one-way valves for heat flow and perhaps even a heat-based computing platform.

Max Planck's theory of radiation, proposed in 1900, set the stage for quantum mechanics and has held up well over the intervening century. But five years ago, a microstructure in the lab of Pramod Reddy, U-M professor of mechanical engineering, was letting an astonishing amount of heat flow between objects that should have been insulated from one another. [...] In an object the size and shape of a credit card, heat would ordinarily radiate from each of the six sides in proportion to the surface area. But the team found that when the structures were extremely thinat the thinnest, about half the wavelength of green lightthose edges released and absorbed much more heat than anticipated.

Read more of this story at SoylentNews.

14:16

Sovereign bond issue will test Papua New Guineas market access, says Standard & Poors "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Papua New Guinea government has begun spruiking its sovereign bond issue with a series of meetings with investors in Singapore, Hong Kong, London and the US, led by Treasurer Charles Abel. Standard & Poors has given the issue a B stable rating, but the government may have to offer a premium to attract investors.

Treasurer Charles Abel is spruiking a PNG sovereign bond.

Abel says hes hoping the sovereign bond issue will raise K640 million (US$ 196 million), which will help manage the countrys deficit of K1.97 billion (US$604 million), through debt restructuring, replacing short-term domestic debt with longer term, cheaper concessional foreign debt.

Credit Suisse and CitiBank are managing the issue, arranging meetings between Abel and international investors.

Global Analyst with Standard & Poors in Singapore, Andrew Wood, tells Business Advantage PNG that the bond issue is a test for its [PNGs] own market access, along with broader market conditions.

He warns that there is currently some caution towards emerging market assets among international investors.

Analyst with Nomura International Hong Kong, Nicholas Yap, has described the sentiment towards emerging markets such as PNG as still quite fragile.

Two other resource-based economies, found they were able to issue sovereign bonds.

He told Bloomberg: We believe PNG will have to offer investors a sizeable premium to get any deal done.

Not responsive

PNG sought to drum up investor interest in a sovereign bond two years ago but it never got off the ground.

They previously found the market was not responsive, says Paul Barker, Executive Director of the Institute of National Affairs.

Then, late last year, both Nigeria and Mongolia, two other resource-based economies, found they were able to issue sovereign bonds at a relatively competitive rate and the market welcomed it, so they are moving on the back of that.

Treasury Secretary Dairi Vel...

14:16

Labeling Critics Anti-Semitic to Deflect from Crimes of the Jewish State "IndyWatch Feed War"

On Thursday lawyer Dimitri Lascaris called on two Liberal MPs to denounce death threats made by Bnai Brith supporters against a number of other Liberal MPs and the Prime Minister. But instead of condemning those who called for racialized politicians to face the guillotine or stoning, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) and Canadian politicians smeared the individual drawing attention to the death threats.

And on the weekend NDP leaders participated in this unprecedented multi-party smear campaign against one of Canadas most effective advocates for Palestinian rights. At the behest of CIJA, MP Hlne Laverdire called Lascaris anti-Semitic while Jagmeet Singh inferred as much.

Heres the background: After an August 29 demonstration opposing Bnai Briths smears against the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Lascaris called on Liberal MPs Anthony Housefather and Michael Levitt, CIJA, and others who have recently defended Bnai Brith, to publicly repudiate two of that groups supporters who called for a number of Muslim and brown politicians to be killed in a video detailing their participation in a counter protest to the rally against Bnai Brith. On Thursday Lascaris tweeted about the two Bnai Brith supporters who called for the death penalty to be imposed on Justin Trudeau & Liberal MPs Iqra Khalid, Omar Alghabra & Maryam Monsef and asked Levitt and Housefather to to denounce the threats but shamefully, theyve said nothing. Then Lascaris tweeted: Apparently Liberal MPs Anthony Housefather and Michael Levitt are more devoted to apartheid Israel than to their own prime minister and colleagues in the Liberal caucus.

In this tweet about Housefather and Levitt prioritizing the defence of Israeli crimes above their own party, Lascaris could also have cited the two Liberal MPs response to Trudeau questioning whether Israeli forces should have shot Canadian doctor Tarek Loubani in Gaza. The day after Trudeaus May 16 comment Housefather and Levitt issued a joint statement  dissociating themselves from the Prime Ministers mealy-mouthed criticism...

14:16

ALP TPP-11 caucus decision deeply disappointing, say community organisations "IndyWatch Feed National"

MEDIA RELEASE

September 13, 2018: By deciding to endorse the TPP-11 implementing legislation, the majority in the ALP Caucus has made a decision contrary to their own policies, and has deeply disappointed many community organisations, AFTINET Convener Dr Patricia Ranald said today.

AFTINET is a network of community organisations that advocates for fair trade based on human rights labour rights and environmental sustainability. Forty-nine diverse community organisations including church, public health, union, environment, aid and development, womens and human rights organisations wrote to ALP parliamentarians showing that the TPP -11 has many provisions which are contrary to ALP policy. These include special rights for international corporations to bypass national courts and sue governments in unfair international tribunals if they can argue that a law or policy will harm their investment. This is known as ISDS. The TPP-11 puts restrictions on future governments regulation of essential services and allows increased numbers of vulnerable temporary workers without testing if local workers are available.

We are disappointed that this decision has been made before the report of a Senate Standing Committee Inquiry due on September 18, and before a Senate legislation inquiry due on October 10.

We expect that the TPP-11 implementing legislation will be introduced into the Senate after October 10, and we will continue to advocate that the majority in the Senate vote against it.

We welcome Shadow Trade Minister Jason Clares announcement that the ALP will implement more transparent and democratic processes for trade agreements if it wins government, and that it will prohibit ISDS and removal of labour market testing in future trade agreements. However, this would not address these provisions in the TPP-11. Changes to the TPP-11 would require difficult negotiations once the deal is ratified, and it would have been more effective to delay implementation until such changes had been made, concluded Dr Ranald.

Download pdf here.

 

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14:15

Tuesday September 11th 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

14:15

"It's All You'll Ever Have...." "IndyWatch Feed World"

The dead sun drew
a smile of blood across my face,
spoke to me through
the shadow of my voice:
Man, it said, this might be next to nothing
and drawn through a bitter tap,
but it's all you'll ever have.
Don't spill a drop.


- John Glenday, Grain

14:10

Tucker Carlson Exclusive: Google Executive Emailed Intent to Manipulate 2016 Election "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Fox News host Tucker Carlson revealed an explosive email last night revealing that a senior Google executive deployed the companys resources to increase voter turnout in ways she believed would help Clinton win the election.

14:09

Who was the Richest Man in Ancient History "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; You are a history buff. Who was the richest person in ancient times? Has there ever been a trillionaire?

PD

ANSWER: The Roman Emperor August. He is believed to have been worth in current dollar terms nearly $5 trillion. The only other person to have reached the trillion dollars net worth status was King Solomon of Judaea. After Octavian/Augustus defeated Marc Antony and Cleopatra, he then possessed the entire wealth of Egypt. In this respect, the wealth really did belong to him. Some have attributed the entire wealth of nations conquered and argued that Genghis Khan was worth probably 100 trillion dollars. However, the Roman system was rather different. Even taxation for a governor of a province would be owed by the governor to the state so whatever he would collect fell to him personally.

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14:08

We have TWO Constitutional Crises At Issue "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

While we now have people chanting to impeach Trump under the 25th Amendment, we also have a true Treasonous Constitutional Crisis of UNELECTED bureaucrats working to undermine an ELECTED official by the people. Regardless of the issue in play, which they refuse to describe as in the OP_ED, this is a major Constitutional Crisis that is brewing and it is all being orchestrated for the upcoming November elections. The whispers Behind the Curtain is actually loud and clear. The Democrats BELIEVE that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was elected because the bulk of the have-nots want more socialism and for government to increase taxes dramatically on the rich and corporations.

Article 3, Section 3 Treason
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

I find it unbelievable that you have the Speaker of the House saying he sees nothing to investigate. Lyndsey Grahm has changed his tune on Trump but he is saying this is not treason against the country just disloyal workers. We do NOT know the motives of these people in the White House if they are being paid to undermine the government by domestic or foreign powers or are they doing this and have been paid in a desperate act to swing the November elections. There is no possible way to know if this is a plot against the country without an investigation.

The US Constitution Article II, Section I, Clause 6 actually made it clear that the death, resignation, or inability to discharge the powers of the office of the Presidency meant that he would be replaced by the Vice President. In 1967, this clause was partially superseded by the 25th Amendment.

The 25th Amen...

14:08

Cyclist Finds A Stranded Kitten And Carries Her To Safety In His Shirt "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When cyclist Ozgur Nevres embarked on a training ride near his home in Turkey late last month, he never expected that he'd end up saving a life.

But that's exactly what he did.

Credit: Ozgur Nevres

About 30 miles into his bike trek, which placed him near a local airport, Nevres stopped for a moment to watch some passing planes. It was then that his ears were struck by the sound of an animal in distress. The tiny creature had clearly been desperate for someone to come along.

"I looked around and saw an adorable tabby kitten running towards me, crying," Nevres wrote on his blog. "She was around 4 weeks old and was looking very hungry."

Considering that he was "in the middle of nowhere," Nevres knew that the kitten's chances were slim if left all alone.

"I couldnt leave her there," Nevres wrote. "I put her in my jersey, then started pedaling slowly."

Here's video of that lifesaving journey:

The kitten, it seemed, knew Nevres was bringing her someplace safe.

"Amazingly, she didnt scare. She even enjoyed the journey!" Nevres wrote. "She stuck her head out of my jersey and started watching around."

But Nevres did more than just rescue her from that isolated spot. He helped change her life forever.

Credit: Ozgur Nevres

After giving the kitten food, water and a safe place to pass the night, Nevres worked to find her a forever home.

"The next day, I announced on a pet adoption website that I was looking for a loving family for her," he wrote. "In a few hours, I received a phone cal...

14:05

Joe diGenova Recent Radio Interview. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Joe diGenova called in to WMAL for a conversation about the latest developments in the Robert Mueller investigation.  Within the interview Mr. diGenova drops some rather interesting information from his own contacts and perspectives.

14:04

Understanding Share Prices will Rise When a Currency Falls "IndyWatch Feed World"

QUESTION: Hi Marty,
The Venezuela vertical market chart you showed in your 9/7 post is quite interesting. To see historic examples is one thing, to see it happen in real-time, quite another.
The question I have is this How can one profit from such a move if the local currency is simultaneously plunging?
Venezuela aside, if this type of event comes to pass in the US or Europe how can we (small investors) protect ourselves?
It seems to me that the best you can hope for is to trade the vertical market brilliantly which, in reality, simply be treading water because the currency you must ultimately exit into has been equally devalued!
Your insights and thoughts would be greatly appreciated by us all!
S.M.
ANSWER: In this case, there is no opportunity for foreign investors. It is purely a hedge against the currency for domestic citizens. You cannot get involved for the rise in the market is due to the fall in the currency. A foreign investor must subtract the loss in the currency against the rise in the equity. Then there is the risk of nationalization. Nonetheless, this is what will happen to all markets when the confidence in government suddenly collapses. There are no contingency plans at this moment. They are simply hunkering down and assume they can raise taxes and pass laws to prevent the inevitable. They are sewing the seeds of their own demise by avoiding the reality of what has been done economically for decades.

14:03

Forum Columnist Answers Trumps Question on What Native Americans Have to Lose by Voting against Sen. Heitkamp "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Senator Heidi Heitkamp is a member of the U.S. Senate Commitee on Indian Affairs. Photo courtesy of Senate Indian Affair

#NativeVote18

Published September 11, 2018

FARGO, N.D.   On Monday, Forum columnist Mike McFeely spotlighted the presidents misleading attack regarding U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamps record on Native American issues. In the Senate, Heidi has been a fierce advocate f0r Native Americans successfully pushing for a commission to address challenges facing Native children, passing legislation to expand AMBER Alerts and raising awareness about the epidemic of murdered and missing indigenous women. Read more below:

Forum: McFeely: What do Native Americans have to lose with Cramer? A lot

  • What the hell do you have to lose? Trump asked Native American voters in North Dakota at a brief stump stop for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Cramer.
  • And like 2016, Trump framed his question in fatalistic, bleak terms. He essentially told Native Americans that their lives are so terribledrugs, crime, poverty, poor educationthat they might as well vote for Cramer because things couldnt get any worse. Except that, they can. And likely will if Cramer is elected.
  • What the hell do they have to lose? An advocate in the Senate for starters. A voice. An ally. Somebody who has made Native American issues one of the centerpieces of her stay in the Senate.
  • While Cramer has taken a dismissive, at best, and sometimes confrontational stance with North Dakotas tribeshe issued a sort-of apology after a condescending, accusatory discussion with tribal members about domestic violence on the Spirit Lake Reservation several years agoHeitkamp has kept Native American issues at the forefront.
  • Shes a member of the Indian Affairs Committee, an assignment shes held since shortly after being elected in 2012. The first bill Heitkamp introduced, a bipartisan one, called for a commission on Native children.
  • She worked with Republ...

14:01

American Indian College Fund to Host Online College Fair Featuring Institutions Offering Tuition Waivers & Affordable Tuition for Native Students "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 11, 2018

DENVER, Colo.  The American Indian College Fund invites all American Indian and Alaskan Native (AIAN) students interested in attending college to join a free online college fair Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 6:00-7:10 p.m. Mountain Time. Admissions officers from colleges and universities that offer tuition waivers and affordable tuition will answer questions specific to Native students concerns.

A schedule and list of participating colleges and universities for log-in times include: 6:05 p.m. Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan; 6:15 p.m. University of Minnesota,-Morris, Morris, Minnesota; 6:25 p.m. Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico; and 6:35 p.m. Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado.

To attend the online college fair, go to https://shindig.com/login/event/nativepathways-2. For sample questions to help you when speaking with admissions officers, go to http://bit.ly/Questions2AskAO. For all other questions about the event, please contact a member of the Native Pathways team at nativepathways@collegefund.org or call toll-free at 1-877-557-3863.

The post American Indian College Fund to Host Online College Fair Featuring Institutions Offering Tuition Waivers & Affordable Tuition for Native Students appeared first on Nat...

14:01

Without Investigation We Do Not Even Know the Right Questions to be Answered "IndyWatch Feed World"

QUESTION: I noticed your chart on the third party activity. Do you find that it does not matter what data series you are looking at the patterns are always the same?

Thank you for your brilliant education

WH

ANSWER: That is an absolutely correct statement. What you are looking at be it politics or markets, the way in where we respond to each is the same. People act like herds of animals and we move instinctively according to everything and everyone around us.

Without investigating the past there is no possible way we will ever understand the correct question to ask. People get all emotional about Trump. They just hate his guts and if he fell to the ground on fire, they would not even piss on him until he was dead. You just mention his name to some of these people and they will call you a racist. The very same identical response was hurled at anyone in Britain who voted for BREXIT. They were calling them racist there too. A friend of mine there told his wife and children not to discuss BREXIT with anyone because of this same sort of hatred that was emerging in Britain.

From a purely technical perspective VOID of political affiliation, emotion or hatred, Trump is what we classify as a FALSE MOVE. He is the calm before the storm. He has tried to reverse the course of the nation lowering taxes and try...

14:01

Is Trump Going Neocon in Syria? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Is President Donald Trump about to intervene militarily in the Syrian civil war? For that is what he and his advisers seem to be signaling.

Last week, Trump said of Syrian President Bashar Assads campaign to recapture the last stronghold of the rebellion, Idlib province: If its a slaughter, the world is going to get very, very angry. And the United States is going to get very angry, too.

In a front-page story Monday, Assad is Planning Chlorine Attack, U.S. Says, The Wall Street Journal reports that, during a recent meeting, President Trump threatened to conduct a massive attack against Mr. Assad if he carries out a massacre in Idlib.

Idlib contains three million civilians and refugees and 70,000 rebels, 10,000 of whom are al-Qaida.

Friday, The Washington Post reported that Trump is changing U.S. policy. America will not be leaving Syria any time soon.

The 2,200 U.S. troops in Syria will remain until we see the exit of all Iranian military and proxy forces and the establishment of a stable, non-threatening government acceptable to all Syrians.

We are not in a hurry to go, said James Jeffrey, the retired Foreign Service officer brought back to handle the Syria account. The new policy is were no longer pulling out by the end of the year.

President Obama had a red line against Syrias use of poison gas, which Trump enforced with bombing runs. Now we have a new red line. Said Jeffrey, the U.S. will not tolerate an attack. Period.

In an editorial Friday, the Post goaded Trump, calling his response to Assads ruthless recapture of his country pathetically weak. To stand by and let the Syrian army annihilate the rebels in Idlib, said the Post, would be another damaging abdication of U.S. leadership.

What Trump seems to be signaling, the Post demanding, and Jeffrey suggesting, is that, rather than allow a bloody battle for the recapture of Idlib province to play out, the United States should engage Russian and Syrian forces militarily and force them to back off.

On Friday, near the U.S. garrison at Tanf in southern Syria, close to Iraq, U.S. Marines conducted a live-fire exercise. Purpose: Warn Russian forces to stay away. The Americans have declared a 35-mile zone around Tanf off-limits. The Marine exercise followed a Russian notification, and U.S. rejection, of a plan to enter the zone in pursuit of terrorists.

Is Trump ready to order U.S. action against Russian and Syrian forces if Assad gives his army the green light to take Idlib? For the bombing of Idlib has already begun.

What makes this more than an academic exercise is that Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, at a meeting in Tehran...

Cry For Help My Eye! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Well, Mr./Mrs./Ms. Anonymous didnt pull any punches. He/she/they/it took to the op ed pages of the NYT to announce that there is a coup underway in the White House the kind of bald-faced election-tampering that our putative Russian meddlers could only drool about.

What we mean is that America knowingly elected for better or worse an unstable, impetuous, bombastic, megalomaniacal, trash-talking Great Disrupter. Thats what the endless GOP primary debates and Trumpian campaign oratory proved beyond a shadow of doubt.

Nevertheless, to insure the voters dont get what they self-evidently voted for, a cabal of GOP Swamp Creatures inside the Trump Administration is actively colluding to sabotage the 45th President at every turn.

I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration..many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.

But we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic.

That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trumps more misguided impulses until he is out of office.

From the White House to executive branch departments and agencies, senior officials will privately admit their daily disbelief at the commander in chiefs comments and actions. Most are working to insulate their operations from his whims.

Meetings with him veer off topic and off the rails, he engages in repetitive rants, and his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back.

But in private, they have gone to great lengths to keep bad decisions contained to the West Wing, though they are clearly not always successful.

It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room. We fully recognize what is happening. And we are trying to do whats right even when Donald Trump wont.

Needless to say, it didnt take the Deep State shills in the MSM very long to disseminate their key talking point: Namely, that the above self-serving treachery is some kind of heroic cry for help.

No it isnt!

This cabal of self-described adults in the figurative Cabinet Room, who claim to be thwarting, frustrating, containing, insulating and walking-back the Donalds actions, are not heroes: They are Deep State Handmaids attempting to nullify the 2016 election.

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Lew Rockwell Wins "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A little while ago, I had the pleasure to step in as an Ambassador for the Mises Institute and receive the Roland Baader Prize on behalf of Lew Rockwell, as he unfortunately wasnt able to travel to Germany due to health issues.

He received this prestigious prize for his life-time achievements from the Institute for Austrian Asset Management, founded by my friend Steffen Krug in Hamburg. The commendation speech was given by another old friend, Rahim Taghizadegan, who founded a real academy called Scholarium in Vienna. All winners of the Roland Baader prize have been great personalities and individual thinkers, basing their ideas on classic-liberalism and the principles of Austrian Economics, without ever compromising them. All of the prize winners have also been influenced by the great German philosophers of the enlightenment such as Immanuel Kant. So, Lew Rockwell definitely belongs to this wonderful circle of liberty minded champions.

With the opportunity of the Roland Baader prize, I attempted to summarize the speech of Lew Rockwell with some thoughts from my side, in an article that might serve as a reminder of the values and principles that make such occasions, and such people, so important.

Lew talked about how together with Misess widow, Margit, they had the idea to start the Mises Institute.  After her husbands death, she wanted to make sure his works stayed in print and continued to be translated into other languages. She agreed to be involved and to share her counsel as long as Lew pledged to dedicate the rest of his life to the Institute. As we all know, he has kept that pledge.

When Murray Rothbard was told about the proposed institute, he applauded and said, he would do whatever was necessary to support it. Ron Paul also agreed to become the distinguished counsellor and was a huge help in securing early funding, as well as in being an inspiration through his ideas and character.

Murray would later say, Without the founding of the Mises Institute, I am convinced the whole Misesian program would have collapsed. Of course, we cant know how things would have turned out had we made different choices. Lew simply wanted to do what he could, with the help of dear friends, to support the Austrian School during some very dark times, and he was prepared to let the chips fall where they may. They promoted and kept in print the works of Mises, the Nobel Prize-winning works of F.A. Hayek, and the indispensable catalogue of Murray Rothbard. Beyond that, theyve made available to the world, free of charge, an enormous library of the most brilliant and important works ever written on Austrian economics and libertarian theory. Through the years, the aim of the Mises Institute, was always to introduce students to the thought of Mises and his great student Murray Rothbard, and to spread their sound ideas that are perhaps to...

Why Is the US "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Last week, I urged the Secretary of State and National Security Advisor to stop protecting al-Qaeda in Syria by demanding that the Syrian government leave Idlib under al-Qaeda control. While it may seem hard to believe that the US government is helping al-Qaeda in Syria, its not as strange as it may seem: our interventionist foreign policy increasingly requires Washington to partner up with bad guys in pursuit of its dangerous and aggressive foreign policy goals.

Does the Trump Administration actually support al-Qaeda and ISIS? Of course not. But the experts who run Trumps foreign policy have determined that a de facto alliance with these two extremist groups is for the time being necessary to facilitate the more long-term goals in the Middle East. And what are those goals? Regime change for Iran.

Lets have a look at the areas where the US is turning a blind eye to al-Qaeda and ISIS.

First, Idlib. As I mentioned last week, President Trumps own Special Envoy to fight ISIS said just last year that Idlib Province is the largest Al Qaeda safe haven since 9/11. So why do so many US officials including President Trump himself keep warning the Syrian government not to re-take its own territory from al-Qaeda control? Wouldnt they be doing us a favor by ridding the area of al-Qaeda? Well, if Idlib is re-taken by Assad, it all but ends the neocon (and Saudi and Israeli) dream of regime change for Syria and a black eye to Syrias ally, Iran.

Second, one of the last groups of ISIS fighters in Syria are around the Al-Tanf US military base which has operated illegally in northeastern Syria for the past two years. Last week, according to press reports, the Russians warned the US military in the region that it was about to launch an assault on ISIS fighters around the US base. The US responded by sending in 100 more US Marines and conducting a live-fire exercise as a warning. President Trump recently reversed himself (again) and announced that the US would remain at Al-Tanf indefinitely. Why? It is considered a strategic point from which to attack Iran. The US means to stay there even if it means turning a blind eye to ISIS in the neighborhood.

Finally, in Yemen, the US/Saudi coalition fighting the Houthis has been found by AP and other mainstream media outlets to be directly benefiting al-Qaeda. Why help al-Qaeda in Yemen? Because the real US goal is regime change in Iran, and Yemen is considered one of the fronts in the battle a...

Serving Two Masters "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

No man can serve two masters (Matthew 6:24).

The fine print at the bottom of the website where I signed up to receive some religious newsletters read: From time to time you will also receive Special Offers from our partners that help us make this content free for you. You can opt out of these offers at any time.

I never paid much attention to any special offers I received in my inbox until I read the subject line of a recent e-mail: Aim High And Accept The Call To Serve Those Serving. Turns out that the e-mail was sent on behalf of U.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps.

Here is what it said:

FULFILL YOUR HIGHER CALLING IN THE U.S. AIR FORCE.

In the U.S. Air Force, youll have the opportunity to care for Airmen and their families at home an in deployed locations. Your pastoral presence will comfort men and women who impact our national security mission.

The U.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps is a diverse team providing religious care and support. Chaplains are commissioned officers who have the opportunity to serve as religious ministry professionals who advise Air Force leadership on religious needs, spiritual care and ethical matters. You may lead a worship service, conduct marriage counseling, help a young Airman far from home or pray a blessing over those leaving for deployment. Its all in a days service.

Youll be joining a team committed to glorifying God, serving Airmen and pursuing excellence.

AIM HIGH AND ACCEPT THE CALL TO SERVE THOSE SERVING.

Since I write extensively on the subject of Christianity and the military, I clicked the link to the Air Force Chaplain Corps website in order to see more of the Air Forces sales pitch to gullible religious people:

Nothing tests religious beliefs more than many situations our Airmen face throughout the course of their service. Providing pastoral care ministry and counseling to those of faith and those of no faith, Air Force chaplains are religious ministry professionals who support the spiritual resilience of our Airmen all over the world. As spiritual leaders, chaplains are relied upon for faith and personal guidance. They are also advocates for our Airmen and consult with leadership on moral, ethical and quality-of-life issues.

Turns out the Air Force doesnt just take anyone. There are two education requirements:

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of 120 semester hours
  • Master of Divinity or equivalent theological degree with no less than 72 hours from an a...

PC Marches On "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Some of you oldies will never believe this, but London is no longer the place of The Blue Lamp and other black-and-white golden oldies that were made in the Shepperton and Elstree studios by the great Rank and Korda organizations. During the postwar years, with rationing on and the empire still unraveling, England made some of the best movies ever. They were intelligently scripted, underplayed, and beautifully acted by thespians who had learned their craft on the stage. The one thing I remember was the portrayal of the fuzz: Cops were always shown as honest, polite, and trusted by John Q. Public.

Well, that was the movies, not real life. But was it? Unfortunately I am old enough to have lived in London back then, and the police were, along with the Church and the Monarchy, an institution every British subject proudly looked up to as incorruptible and unique. But times change, so you can imagine my surprise when I read about something that took place in London during the last week of August, and is the reason I brought up The Blue Lamp and the fuzz of yesteryear. Two bobbies, a male and a female, were trying to arrest a suspect, a powerful black man whose name turned out to be Nanikutomisa Mpelenda, 25, in East London, while a large crowd watched. As the cops struggled, the largely white crowd cheered the suspect on with cries of Go on, son, encouraging him to escape. The man possessed a firearm, whereas the cops did not. He was a drug dealer.

My only reaction was, so what else is new? The psychic debris emanating from America and Black Lives Matter is now firmly attached to British life. The mythical Dixon of Dock Green, the avuncular policeman who is universally loved and respected by citizens and bad guys alike, is no more. Thanks to Hollywood, the television studios, and the media, the cops are now the bad guys and the criminals the good ones. And it gets worse. British police officers are promoted because they obey sociological jargon so-called experts throw at them, things like hate crimeswhether a wolf whistle in the street or an offensive tweet. Political correctness is now far more protected by cops than innocent people going on about their business. (Shoplifting, incidentally, is now hardly prosecuted, and has become an open invitation to break the law.)

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How Things Fall Apart "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A funny thing happens on the way to stabilizing things by doing more of whats failed: the system becomes even more unstable, brittle and fragile.

A peculiar faith in pushing extremes to new heights has taken hold in official circles over the past decade: when past extremes push the system to the breaking point and everything starts unraveling, the trendy solution in official circles is to double-down, pushing even greater extremes. If this fails, then the solution is to double-down again. And so on.

So when uncreditworthy borrowers default on stupendous loans they were never qualified to receive, the solution is to extend even more stupendous sums of new credit so the borrower can roll over the old debt and make a few interest payments for appearances sake (also known as saving face.)

A funny thing happens on the way to stabilizing things by doing more of whats failed: the system becomes even more unstable, brittle and fragile.

Central banks and states have latched onto a solution akin to a perpetual-motion machine: the solution to all problems is simple: print or borrow another trillion. If the problem persists, repeat the print/borrow another trillion until it goes away.

Consider China, a nation (like many others) dependent on a vast, never-ending expansion of credit. So what happens when defaults start piling up in the shadow banking system? The central bank/state authorities conjure up a couple trillion yuan (a.k.a. liquidity) so defaults go away: here, Mr. Bad-Risk-Default, is government-issued credit so you can pay off your defaulted private-sector loan. Everybody saves face, private losses have been transferred to the public sector/state, problem solved.

Small banks over-extended and technically insolvent? Solution: print or borrow another trillion and give the insolvent bank the dough. Problem solved!

Here in the U.S., the solution to student loan debt hitting an astronomical $750 billion was to double the student loan debt to $1.5 trillion. When faced with an extreme thats blowing up, double-down and do more of whats failing.

Once $1 trillion of that soaring student loan debt is in default, the solution will be for the Federal Reserve/Treasury to print or borrow another trillion dollars and hand it to the debtors so they can pay off their private-sector student loans. Problem solved!

There is literally no extreme that cant be doubled down. Tens of millions of disenfranchized folks getting restless and voting for the wrong candidates? Solution: print or borrow another trillion and distribute it as Universal Basic Income: problem solved. Repeat annually, and if its still not enough to quell revolt, double-down: print or borrow $2 trill...

Thank Q? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On September 5th, and by its own account, The New York Times took the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-ed piece. But this was not your ordinary unsigned work of art. The author was said to be a top official in the Trump administration with a serious ax to grind against the US leader.

In the very opening line of the explosive easy, entitled I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration, the writer drops a veritable bomb by alleging: I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.

A bit later, he assuming the closeted author identifies as male says many of the senior officials in [Trumps] own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.

And as if to preempt the predictable claim that the piece was drafted by a shady member of the deep state, the writer had that base covered: This isnt the work of the so-called deep state. Its the work of the steady state.

Well, thats certainly ironic. This dauntless freedom fighter expects us to believe he is part of the same steady state that drafts diatribes against the US Commander-in-Chief. You know, because the good old steady state doesnt want to rock the boat or anything crazy like that.

In any case, this Washington insider, if he is who he says he is and I am of the opinion he is not triggered a firestorm of speculation as to his identity. Political pundits had a field day putting forward their favorite suspect, forensic experts were duly consulted to examine the fingerprints, while late-night comedians pounced on the soggy ammunition for yet another round of painfully and very unfunny jokes. Eventually, every high-ranking official, from Vice President Mike Pence to UN Ambassador Nikki Haley to even Ivanka Trump herself, has been fingered as the fink.

Yet all of these sensationalistic efforts to play Sherlock Holmes are nothing more than an exercise in sheer quackery. The reasons are twofold: first, it is exac...

Ex-US Intel Officers Warn Trump Over Syria Attack "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President

FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity

SUBJECT: Moscow Has Upped the Ante in Syria

Mr. President:

We are concerned that you may not have been adequately briefed on the upsurge of hostilities in northwestern Syria, where Syrian armed forces with Russian support have launched a full-out campaign to take back the al-Nusra/al-Qaeda/ISIS-infested province of Idlib.  The Syrians will almost certainly succeed, as they did in late 2016 in Aleppo.  As in Aleppo, it will mean unspeakable carnage, unless someone finally tells the insurgents theirs is a lost cause.

That someone is you. The Israelis, Saudis, and others who want unrest to endure are egging on the insurgents, assuring them that you, Mr. President, will use US forces to protect the insurgents in Idlib, and perhaps also rain hell down on Damascus.  We believe that your senior advisers are encouraging the insurgents to think in those terms, and that your most senior aides are taking credit for your recent policy shift from troop withdrawal from Syria to indefinite war.

Big Difference This Time

Russian missile-armed naval and air units are now deployed in unprecedented numbers to engage those tempted to interfere with Syrian and Russian forces trying to clean out the terrorists from Idlib. We assume you have been briefed on that at least to some extent. More important, we know that your advisers tend to be dangerously dismissive of Russian capabilities and intentions.

We do not want you to be surprised when the Russians start firing their missiles.  The prospect of direct Russian-U.S. hostilities in Syria is at an all-time high.  We are not sure you realize that.

The situation is even more volatile because Kremlin leaders are not sure who is calling the shots in Washington.  This is not the first time that President Putin has encountered such uncertainty (see brief Appendix below).  This is, however, the first time that Russian forces have deployed in such numbers into the area, ready to do battle.  The stakes are very high.

We hope that John Bolton has given you an accurate description of his acerbic talks with his Russian counterpart in Geneva a few weeks ago. In our view, it is a safe bet that the Kremlin is uncertain whether Bolton faithfully speaks in your stead, or speaks INSTEAD of you.

The best way to assure Mr. Putin that you are in control of U.S. policy toward Syria would be for you to seek an early opportunity to speak out publicly, spelling out your intentions.  If you wish wider war, Bolton has put you on the right path.

If you wish to cool things down, you may wish to consider what might be c...

The Real Contagion Threat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

And when everyones special no one is.
The Incredibles

The real danger to the current institutional order was just demonstrated in Sweden. While Ive talked at length about the potential financial contagion stemming from the implosion of multiple emerging market currencies it is the growing political crisis in Europe that will shape our future.

Sweden is The Land where Socialism Works, or so I keep getting told by ignorant leftists who cling to the power fantasy that central planning is the only way to make the trains run on time.

Central planning does do that, but only to deliver people into the nightmare of social disorder brought on by the disruption of the natural flow of capital.

Venezuela, South Africa, Soviet Union, post WWII Britain you get the idea.

But, the effects of the collectivist mindset are far more pernicious than those extreme examples.  And it is important we understand how little policies grow into big problems over time due to shaping peoples decisions through government edicts.

There is no better example for what Im talking about than the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  A completely useless organization which sucks up billions in tax money to straighten rivers, build dams and alter the landscape to fit the needs of whoever paid Congress the most in lobbying money that year.

They engage in projects that cannot easily be done in the free market, nor should be done. But their activity creates downstream effects from their meddling which multiply over years and lead to problems which are orders of magnitude larger than they would have ever become naturally.

The Red Tides occurring off the Florida coast now are a political cudgel being swung at Governor Rick Scott to prevent him from moving up to U.S. Senator over his environmental record.  Now Im no fan of Skeletor, as we call him down here, but these charges are simply grandstanding.

Because anyone who has an ounce of decency, intellectual honesty or passing acquaintance with history knows that the seeds of South Floridas environmental nightmares are a product of the Corps of Engineers altering the landscape to serve Big Sugar and Big Corn.

These are two crops we shouldnt even be growing (along with Soy and rapeseed) no less subsidizing due to their horrific effects on human health and development.  And this is another downstream effect of government meddling.

The real epidemic in the U.S. sapping our national wealth is not the rise of opioid use (though terrible) or the trade deficit it is diabetes and auto-immune diseases brought on by two generations of bad diet and ruinous food.

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What I Dont Like "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.Edward Abbey, American author

Life in a post-9/11 America increasingly feels like an endless free fall down a rabbit hole into a terrifying, dystopian alternative reality in which the citizenry has no rights, the government is no friend to freedom, and everything we ever knew and loved about the values and principles that once made this country great has been turned on its head.

Weve walked a strange and harrowing road since September 11, 2001, littered with the debris of our once-vaunted liberties.

We have gone from a nation that took great pride in being a model of a representative democracy to being a model of how to persuade the citizenry to march in lockstep with a police state.

Osama Bin Laden right warned that freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people in and the West in general into an unbearable hell and a choking life.

These past 17 years have proven Bin Laden right in his prediction.

What began with the passage of the USA Patriot Act in October 2001 has snowballed into the eradication of every vital safeguard against government overreach, corruption and abuse.

The citizenrys unquestioning acquiescence to anything the government wants to do in exchange for the phantom promise of safety and security has resulted in a society where the nation is being locked down into a militarized, mechanized, hypersensitive, legalistic, self-righteous, goose-stepping antithesis of every principle upon which this nation was founded.

This is not freedom.

This is a jail cell.

Set against a backdrop of government surveillance, militarized police, SWAT team raids, asset forfeiture, eminent domain, overcriminalization, armed surveillance drones, whole body scanners, stop and frisk searches, roving VIPR raids and the likeall of which have been sanctioned by Congress, the White House and the courtsour constitutional freedoms have been steadily chipped away at, undermined, eroded, whittled down, and generally discarded.

Our losses are mounting with every passing day.

Free speech, the right to protest, the right to challenge government wrongdoing, due process, a presumption of innocence, the right to self-defense, accountability and transparency in government, privacy, press, sovereignty, assembly, bodily integrity, representative government: all of these a...

Whats With All the Planes "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Has anyone else found all those planes full of sick people rather alarming? If you arent familiar with this, let me enlighten you with a look at all the quarantined flights (and one that probably should have been) in the past week.

It all seems like the start of a science fiction movie with a strain of something accidentally or deliberately released. We just have to wonder what it is thats going to kill us all.

The Plane from Dubai to JFK

The first one that came to my attention was a flight into the United States from the Dubai. (FYI: Vanilla Ice was on that flight and that stupid song has been stuck in my head ever since.) On that plane headed toward JFK International Airport in New York City, approximately 100 passengers and members of the crew became ill. The CDC met the flight at the airport and determined that out of the plane full of 521 people, about a hundred of them self-reported fevers of over 100 degrees and coughing.

19 of those people were found to be ill, 10 or 11 (reports vary) of them enough to be hospitalized by the CDC and the other 500+ people on that plane were sent on their waysall over the nation, as JFK is a hub for international flights.

Emirates home office told U.S. officials it believes this incident was caused by food poisoning, but passengers also suggested a nasty flu virus could also be to blame.

Even well before the flight when we were online getting on board (in Dubai), there were people that were obviously very sick that should not have been allowed to get on board in the first place, said passenger Erin Sykes.

Some point to a particularly aggressive strain of the virus ravaging Mecca, where some of the passengers had recently spent time. (source)

But dont worry. CNN reported that its just the flu or common cold. No biggie. That was on September 5th.

Now, if it was just the one plane, Id still be kind of creeped out because I read...

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Trump negotiates a middle eastern divorce "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If we were to reframe the long-running peace talks between Israel and Palestine as a divorce, the United States of America would be the long-suffering wealthy Uncle. The uncle who has been financially supporting the spouse who is obsessed with hurting the other spouse rather than negotiating a fair divorce. I think the whole world is sick [] The post Trump negotiates a middle eastern divorce appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Everything About 2018 Shows Why Americans Should Remember World War I "IndyWatch Feed War"

It wasnt the good war. But, in our popular imagination, it wasnt the bad one either. Instead, its identified by a vague mixture of concepts, names, and events: the Lusitania, Wilsonian Idealism, Versailles, Theodore Roosevelt. The First World War known as the Great War in Europe has largely faded from memory on this Continue reading "Everything About 2018 Shows Why Americans Should Remember World War I"

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Rosebud Sioux Tribe & Fort Belknap Indian Community File Suit against Keystone XL "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 10, 2018

GREAT FALLS, Mont.  The Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Lakota Oyate) and the Fort Belknap Indian Community (Assiniboine (Nakoda) and Gros Ventre (Aaniiih) Tribes) in coordination with their counsel, the Native American Rights Fund, on September 10, 2018, sued the Trump Administration in the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, Great Falls Division, for numerous violations of the law in the Keystone XL pipeline permitting process. The Tribes are asking the court to declare the review process in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and to rescind the illegal issuance of the Keystone XL pipeline presidential permit.

On March 23, 2017, the U.S. Department of State granted TransCanadas permit application and issued it a presidential permit to construct and operate the Keystone XL Pipeline. This decision reversed two previous administrative decisions and was done without any public comment or environmental analysis. The permitting process was completed only 56 days after TransCanada submitted its application for the third time. The State Department provided no explanation in the 2017 decision for its contradictory factual finding; instead, it simply disregarded its previous factual findings and replaced them with a new one. The reversal came as no surprise. According to a 2015 personal public financial disclosure report filed with the Federal Election Commission, then-candidate Trump held between $250,000 and $500,000 worth of Stop KXL buttonstock in TransCanada Pipelines, Ltd. NARF Staff Attorney Natalie Landreth explains, President Trump permitted the Keystone XL pipeline because he wanted to. It was a political step, having nothing to do with what the law actually requires. NAR...

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Why Are We Siding With al-Qaeda in Syria and Yemen? "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Last week, I urged the Secretary of State and National Security Advisor to stop protecting al-Qaeda in Syria by demanding that the Syrian government leave Idlib under al-Qaeda control. While it may seem hard to believe that the US government is helping al-Qaeda in Syria, its not as strange as it may seem: our interventionist Continue reading "Why Are We Siding With al-Qaeda in Syria and Yemen?"

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Expanding Entertainment Options in Northeast Oklahoma "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Hard Rock Tulsa is owned by the Cherokee Nation.

Guest Commentary

Published September 11, 2018

Cherokee Nation Entertainment remains the regional leader in entertainment and hospitality, and our efforts continue to evolve, expand and improve. Bigger and better options at our tribal casinos, including the tribes flagship Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, ensure Cherokee Nation is able to make investments in programs and services that improve the quality of life for our people. Success allows us to improve access to health care, homeownership rates and educational opportunities.

Recently, traditional forms of craps and roulette were launched at the Hard Rock, Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs and Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland. We previously offered card-based versions of these games, and earlier this year, the Oklahoma legislature approved tribes offering the traditional versions of the games using ball and dice. The governor signed that bill into law. We have historically been first in the market to deliver the latest games and technology, and this was no different.

This advancement is good for the state and good for the Cherokee Nation. It brings tribal gaming in Oklahoma in line with the other major commercial markets across the country. We know tribes are a huge economic force in Oklahoma, almost as big as the oil and gas industry, and one of the main tourism drivers regionally. Cherokee Nation, alone, has an economic impact of more than $2 billion annually.

Chief Bill John Baker

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Is Trump Going Neocon in Syria? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Is President Donald Trump about to intervene militarily in the Syrian civil war? For that is what he and his advisers seem to be signaling. Last week, Trump said of Syrian President Bashar Assads campaign to recapture the last stronghold of the rebellion, Idlib province: "If its a slaughter, the world is going to get Continue reading "Is Trump Going Neocon in Syria?"

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Can Someone Be Intentionally Deceitful And Deluded At The Same Time? Absolutely-- And Putin Put Him In The White House "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




Frank Schwartz knows Trump far more intimately than almost anyone writing about him-- and he detests him. It's always worthwhile hearing what he has to say about the orange-hued baboon. But while Schwartz was on CNN, Bob Woodward, of Fear fame, was doing his first TV interview since the book came out with CBS News' David Martin. It's impossible to imagine you're following the Trump saga without watching it. "You look at the operation of this White House," said Woodward, who has looked at the operation of many White Houses, "and you have to say, 'Let's hope to God we don't have a crisis.' People who work for him are worried ... that he will sign things or give orders that threaten the national security or the financial security of the country or the world."

Martin asked Woodward how White House staffers, like Gary Cohn and Rob Porter were able to steal documents dangerous to the country off the chimp's desk and get away with it. "He doesn't remember," said Woodward, describing a senile old coot. "If it's not on his desk, if it's not immediately available for action, it goes away... In the eight others," he said, referring to the 9 White Houses he's written about, "I never heard of people on the staff in the White House engaging in that kind of extreme action"-- basically unelected officials intentionally thwarting the actions of the elected president (albeit for the sake of the country)... but still exactly the opposite of what White House aides are hired to do.


The boastful asshole, hoping Mattis' military service would somehow rub off on him, bragged at one of his deranged rallies that "We are going to appoint 'Mad Dog' Mattis as our Secretary of De...

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Getting to Know Los Angeles Tongva ActressTonantzin Carmelo "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Tonantzin Carmelo   Photo by: Pamela J. Peters 

Published September 10, 2018

LOS ANGELES  After landing the lead Thunder Heart Woman role in Steven Spielbergs TNTs Emmy and Golden Globes-winning epic miniseries Into the West, Tonantzins career as an actress emerged. Today she has starred in more than 28 films (IMDB source) and serves as a mentor for the Los Angeles-based theater group Native Voices at The Autry, where she has acted in numerous plays. Tonantzin started her career as a traditional dancer/singer and now is a sought-after actress.

Tonantzin is a descendant of the Tongva and Kumeyaay tribes of Southern California. She grew up in a North Orange County neighborhood within a diverse community, where she describes having Samoan, Vietnamese, Korean, Mexican and Middle Eastern neighbors. North Orange County is much more diverse than what we see in television reality programs. Her step-father, a well-known Aztec dancer, taught her to dance when she was a young child. Her family traveled throughout Indian county as Aztec dancers, performing during the annual Navajo Nation and Apache Tribal Fairs and the near eight-decade-long annual Standing Rock Indian Ceremonial at Wisconsin Dells. Tonantzin loves dancing and has transitioned into choreography, s...

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Nine to Noon: Hooton and Mills on Politics "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

RNZ Politics with Hooton and Mills 

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ntn/ntnpol-20180910-1107-lets_get_political_hooton_and_mills-128.mp3

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Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills on the Prime Ministers handling of the Clare Curran controversy, including her demotion and subsequent resignation from her portfolios.

Also, a look at the refugee quota issue, which has featured on the agenda at the Pacific Leaders Forum in Nauru.

Matthew Hooton is the managing director of the PR and lobbying firm, Exceltium. Stephen Mills is the executive director of UMR Research and former political adviser to two Labour governments. 

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Bay Area City Blocks 5G Deployments Over Cancer Concerns "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Bay Area may be the center of the global technology industry, but that hasnt stopped one wealthy enclave from protecting itself from the future. The city council of Mill Valley, a small town located just a few miles north of San Francisco, voted unanimously late last week to effectively block deployments of small-cell 5G wireless towers in the citys residential areas.

New Mexico: National Solar Observatory Closed, Evacuated Due to Security Issue "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Sunspot Observatory is temporarily closed due to a security issue at the facility thats located 17 miles south of Cloudcroft in the Sacramento Mountains Friday, an Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) spokeswoman Shari Lifson said. The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy who manages the facility is addressing a security issue at this time, Lifson said. We have decided to vacate the facility at this time as precautionary measure. It was our decision to evacuate the facility.

ARE NEW YORKS FREE LINKNYC INTERNET KIOSKS TRACKING YOUR MOVEMENTS? "IndyWatch Feed World"

LINKNYC KIOSKS HAVE become a familiar eyesore to New Yorkers. Over 1,600 of these towering, nine-and-a-half-foot monoliths their double-sided screens festooned with ads and fun facts have been installed across the city since early 2016. Mayor Bill de Blasio has celebrated their ability to provide the fastest and largest municipal Wi-Fi network in the world as a critical step toward a more equal, open, and connected city for every New Yorker, in every borough. Anyone can use the kiosks Android tablets to search for directions and services; they are also equipped with charging stations, 911 buttons, and phones for free domestic calls.

Establishment Democrats Are Pouring Millions Into Rhode Island to Save an Unpopular Governor From an Insurgent Challenge "IndyWatch Feed World"

Democrats across the country are zeroed in on a handful of dynamic gubernatorial candidates hoping to make history in three states currently governed by Republicans. In Florida, Georgia, and Maryland, Andrew Gillum, Stacey Abrams, and Ben Jealous are running unapologetically progressive campaigns that could result in each candidate becoming the first African-American to govern each state.

Google Was "Working To Get Hillary Clinton Elected" With "Silent Donation" According To Leaked Internal Email "IndyWatch Feed World"

Tucker Carlson just blew the cover off the 2016 election influence charade, after he read an internal email on Monday night's show from a senior Google employee who admitted to using company resources to make a "silent donation" to a liberal group that was creating ads and donating funds to bus Latinos to voting stations during the 2016 election in key swing states, in an effort to help Hillary Clinton win.

Is A New Crisis Brewing In The Saudi Royal Family? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Major changes are never going without instability, conflict and possible crisis. Saudi Arabias dramatic change to diversify its economy away from an oil-based rentier state status is not going as smooth as expected.

Rioting In Germany Exposes The Growing Power Of The Far Right "IndyWatch Feed World"

After rioting in the eastern-German city of Chemnitz on August 26 and 27 by neo-Nazis and other forces of the extreme right, many observers are questioning whether far-right sympathies among the security forces allowed things to get out of hand.

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A Pragmatic Canadian Conservative Discusses Trade Conflict and Justins Cultural Industries "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Justin from Canada has drawn a line-in-the-sand during negotiations toward a U.S-Canada trade agreement. Justin has stated that any market negotiations must necessarily exclude the Candian Cultural Industries; those industries cover telecommunications and media. Justin will not allow any media Continue reading

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US Declares War on PA, Closes of its Mission in Washington Calls ICC Dangerous, "IndyWatch Feed War"

US Calls International Criminal Court Dangerous September 10, 2018 White House National Security Advisor John Bolton branded the International Criminal Court dangerous and unaccountable Monday, saying it constitutes an assault on US sovereignty. In theory, the ICC holds perpetrators of the most egregious atrocities accountable for their crimes, provides justice to the victims, and deters []

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Code Pink Grifter Medea Benjamin Crashes John Bolton Speech and Defends Killer Iranian Regime Gets Shouted Down (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Code Pink Theyre not antiwar. Theyre just anti US.

Code Pink is a group of antiwar communists who promote and protect any violent anti-American group in the world as long as they stand against the United States.

During the Bush years Code Pink radicals regularly ambushed Bush administration officials with dangerous and offensive outbursts.

During the Obama years Code Pink was mostly silent. This was despite his bombing attacks on at least seven countries and wars in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and Somalia.

President Trump is the opposite of Obama and Bush. Trump wants to bring the troops home and quit spending trillions of US taxpayer dollars on controversial wars in the Middle East.

Code Pink masqueraded as a peace group for years But they really just hate the US and hate Trump.

So, on Monday, Code Pink founder Medea Benjamin interrupted an event with White House National Security Advisor John Bolton.

Medea paraded around the room with a banner defending the terrorist regime in Iran. This is a regime that funds wars all over the Middle East, threatens its neighbors and imprisons any dissidents who speak out against their evil ways. Medea Benjamin and Code Pink support this blood-thirsty regime.

But Medea Benjamin did not expect the crowd to to start shouting back!

Jim Hanson, president of Security Studies Group, shouted Medea down as she waltzed around the room with her pro-Ayatollah poster.

Nice work, Jim Hanson!

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Australia Gold Rush Heats Up After 2 Nuggets Worth $11 Million Found 4 Days Apart "IndyWatch Feed National"

Miners in Western Australia have made what many believe to be two of the biggest gold nugget discoveries in recorded history, just four days apart. You might go your whole life and youll never see anything like it. Its definitely a once-in-a-lifetime discovery, senior geologist Zaf Thanos said, as quoted by ABC Australia. As a geologist, like []

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Independent investigation exonerates Greens MP "IndyWatch Feed National"

Exonerated: Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham Photo David Lowe.

An independent investigation has cleared Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham of any wrongdoing after a complaint was lodged in May 2018 alleging inappropriate behaviour dating back to August 2011.

While saying he was glad the day has finally arrived, Mr Buckingham launched a broadside against the complainant, former Greens staffer Ella Buckland, and the ABC which he said aired her views without giving him the opportunity to rebut them.

The recommendation by the independent investigator at Workdynamic recommends, The Greens NSW resolve this matter with no adverse finding against you with respect to sexual harassment or inappropriate behaviour towards Ms Buckland.

Ms Buckland made her allegations public on the ABCs 7:30 program before the confidential investigation had been finalised.

Jeremy Buckingham said it had been incredibly difficult and damaging to have these false allegations made public and used by certain people to try to destroy me.

Having false allegations aired on national television is incredibly distressing and a very serious breach of investigation process. Allegations of this nature should be handled confidentially and sensitively and not be used for a trial by media.

The politicisation and breach of confidentiality of these processes makes it less likely that people with genuine complaints will come forward.

If you abuse a complaints process then people lose faith in it, he said.

The people who politicise complaints for political gain should be ashamed. They trade important principles of justice for base political manoeuvring and for personal political advantage.

Mr Buckingham said he had lodged a comprehensive complaint against the ABC 7:30 program alleging extreme bias and multiple, serious breaches of the ABC Code of Practice and MEAA Code of Ethics.

I am pursing a number of civil actions to seek justice and restore my reputation.

Id like to thank everyone who did not...

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Global Connectedness Could Trigger A Cascade Of Infection "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Global Connectedness Could Trigger A Cascade Of Infection By Stefan Stanford All News Pipeline Has The Black Wind Of Death Been Unleashed? Heres What Theyre Not Telling Us About Monkeypox: The Shed Virus Can Maintain Infectivity For Months At Room...

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Bay Area City Blocks 5G Deployments Over Cancer Concerns "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: TechCrunch: The Bay Area may be the center of the global technology industry, but that hasnt stopped one wealthy enclave from protecting itself from the future. The city council of Mill Valley, a small town located just a few miles north of San Francisco, voted unanimously late last week to effectively block deployments of []

13:44

Poor research output: 16 African varsities to the rescue "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Continent contributes 1% to global research output Two research centres birth at UNILAG     Given Africas low research output, which is one per cent of total global output, some 16 African universities, under the platform of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), have risen to the challenge of making African universities more visible []

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13:43

Battle of the Models: The Old Versus the New U.S. Global Weather Forecasting Model "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Early next year, the U.S. will move to new global model.   The new model (FV-3) was developed at the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamical Lab (GFDL) in Princeton and will replace the old Global Forecast System (GFS) model that has been around forever.

The new model is being run in parallel right now and fascinatingly, it is providing very different forecasts than the current system for Hurricane Florence, which is now approaching the SE U.S.. 

 Which will be right?  You will know in a week.   But first, let me show you the amazing differences.  Here is the forecast for 5 AM PDT September 14th of sea level pressure.  Both have Hurricane Florence on the Carolina coast, by the differences in central pressure is HUGE!:   913 hPa for the old GFS, 979 hPa for the new FV-3.


And  the forecast two days later are stunningly difference.  The GFS has a very deep low (913 hPa) hanging around on the coast, but the FV-3 has weakened and moved inland.


The track forecasts (see below--AVNO is the GFS, FV3G is the new model)) are initially similar, but near the coast, FV-3 swings farther south (bottom left) and the intensity forecasts are hugely different, with FV3 having weaker winds.

13:41

NNPC: Dilemma of potential oil bunkering operator "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), an entity that will legally cease to exist after President Muhammadu Buharis assent to Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), mulls creation of oil bunkering subsidiary. Adeola Yusuf examines the implications     Before last Wednesdays expression of intent by the NNPC to dabble into oil bunkering business, the corporation []

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13:38

EyeTheSpy -- The Countdown has Started... "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

EyeTheSpy (use your discretion regarding credibility) appears to be an NSA insider. Here are three EyeTheSpy Tweets from today...

First Tweet...

'Less than 24 left'
(Link to Q FISA drop 2128)


Less than 24 hours until the FISA drop? This Tweet was written at around 1pm EST.

Second Tweet...

'Countdown has started
(0:00)
Tick
Tock.'


Third Tweet...

'PAIN IS COMING. PAIN IS HERE.
THINK: STORM
COUNTDOWN.
WWG1WGA'


Lisa Mei Crowley has retweeted an Anon's post about the Calm Before The Storm photo of President Trump with the military Generals.

https://twitter.com/LisaMei62

Here is an excerpt from the Anon's post...

'On 5th October 2017, while surrounded by military generals under the Abraham Lincoln portrait, Trump made the remark: 'This photo represents the Calm before the Storm.' Abraham Lincoln used the military to save our Republic in 1864 UNDER MARTIAL LAW.'

Coincidence? Q is always telling us that there are no coincidences in the Alliance plan. Is it a coincidence that a hurricane (storm) is bearing down on Washington DC right now?

Where We Go One We Go All

Love and Light
Sierra (NZ)

13:35

Yes Burning Man Has Changed But It Still Fucking Rules "IndyWatch Feed National"

It doesnt seem like the beautiful chaos that is Burning Man blooming annually in a desert metropolis entrapped by shifting sandy hills and black rock mountains could ever diminish into the dust. After becoming Nevadas third largest city for one week, the city disappears without a single trace, just as immediately as it erects out of thin air.

For me, this years Burning Man was arguably the most magical week of my life. Some primary burners, however those who have been going since the festivals inception in 1986 have vowed to never to return.

One such person is London-born burner Alexa Bauer. Now in her 50s, she fundamentally disagrees with the direction the festival has taken, namely the influx of wealthy people who dont care about the ethos of the burn, the plethora of staged photoshoots and the ego flaunting from many of the punters.

I wont go back to Burning Man ever again, she says.

For people like Alexa, the diamond has become too smoothed and slippery to trust in the dust and settle their feet atop its surface again. It makes perfect sense that transformations within a community of 300 people that has grown to a city of 80,000 urbanites in the last 30 years might be off-putting to some of the earlier attendees.

According to Alexa, back in the day, bullets were sent soaring into the dead of night at drive-by shooting ranges, regardless of who or what might be standing behind the targets. People fucking under the moonlight without LED lights illuminating their bodies were run over by art cars galloping through the deep playa or empty desert. Nearing the new millennium, a staged explosion went haywire, sending a shock wave across the desert making the entire crowd hump the air while almost incinerating the city.

...

13:34

Q Anon: 'FISA will Bring Down White House' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

Q post number 2128 conveys the full impact of the FISA drop - it will bring down the House (White House)...

https://www.reddit.com/r/greatawakening/comments/9epbca/q_2128_fisa_full_brings_down_the_house_wh/?st=jlwqloc9&sh=1632711e

Excerpts from Q post number 2128...

'...DECLAS OF FISA WILL FACTUALLY DEMONSTRATE WITHOUT ARGUMENT
THE US GOVERNMENT, UNDER HUSSEIN, KNOWINGLY PRESENTED FALSE
EVIDENCE TO FISC IN AN EFFORT TO OBTAIN 'LEGAL' US INTELLIGENCE
'UMBRELLA' SURV OF POTUS [IDEN TARGET] FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF
INFLUENCING THE 2016 ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENCY...
FISA [FULL] BRINGS DOWN THE HOUSE [WHITE HOUSE]'
Q


Hussein is Q code for Obama and FISC is the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Q has said all along, 'We have it all.' Now President Trump and the Alliance will start the D5 avalanche that demolishes the cabal forever.

Inside sources in David Wilcock's latest update say the Alliance will use the FISA drop to arrest Cheney and Bush Junior for 9/11. It would be perfect karmic justice for these arrests to happen on 9/11.

An Anon has done the numerology...

'The day difference between 9/11/2001 and 9/11/2018 is 6209 days. 6+2+0+9 = 17.' There is the 17th letter of the alphabet (Q) connection again.

Meanwhile the desperate cabal appear to be using the only ammunition they have left - HAARP weather control. Hurricane Florence is bearing down on the South East Coast of USA. Destination? Washington DC. Please stay safe, all DC readers in this area.

The Alliance knows it has just ONE chance to do EVERYTHING right. That's why it has taken 17 years to bring us back to the threshold of the Global Currency Reset and NESARA. It has felt agonizingly slow at tim...

13:32

Varsity restates commitment to staff development, academic excellence "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

For umpteenth time, the management of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State has restated its commitment to staff capacity development and academic excellence in line with the aspirations of the founding fathers of the institution. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Administration, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, who reiterated the universitys commitment to updating []

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13:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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13:30

17 YEARS LATER THE BIGGEST AMERICAN TRAGEDY IS MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

17 YEARS LATER THE BIGGEST AMERICAN TRAGEDY IS MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER! Video We Are Change In this video, Jason Bermas of WeAreChange is joined by Richard Andrew Grove of Tragedy And Hope to reflect on the event that...

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13:28

US Threatens New Attack on Syria Will Be Much Stronger Than Ever Before "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

US Threatens Syria(ANTIWAR.COM)  The offensive against rebel-held Idlib looms, and even though there is no real evidence that a chemical weapons attack might happen there, US officials have been making near daily accusations that this will be the case, and offering ever-more-bellicose threats. US officials are now saying that President Assad has personally approved such an attack already, and that []

13:26

The masses are mobilising against climate change "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

People power has brought down dictators and secured civil rights for the marginalised. Mission 2020's Christiana Figueres and 350.org's May Boeve believe that the people are now rising up to demand climate leadership.

13:25

MACKAY Mackay supreme court list "IndyWatch Feed National"

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13:17

30 Things You Should Avoid Doing In Singapore "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: https://dynaimage.cdn.cnn.com

With Kevin Kwoks Crazy Rich Asians being all the rage and its movie rendition earning over $117 million during its opening weekend alone, its difficult not to turn a wandering eye to one of the worlds smallest, yet most successful nations in the entire world, Singapore. You have to wonder, is it everything the movie makes it out to be in real life? The answer simply put is yes, it is. With its exceptional sights, rich economy and a serious shoppers dream destination, this former British colony is definitely worth a visit.

Just be sure to take note of all the things not to do when visiting Singapore.

13:14

The Final Battle to Save Syria Begins with a Big Bang "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Geopolitics

The Russian Aviation has initiated the battle to recover Idlib province in Syria from CIA-MOSSAD trained terrorist groups with a big bang., as key terrorist installations were reduced to smithereens when Russian missiles hit them with pinpoint accuracy.



This should decapitate the ISIS mercenaries before the combined Syrian, Russian, Iranian and Chinese ground forces start to engage the former in an unconventional battle of their lives. What complicates this operation is the trapped civilians numbering at 2 million, and the two-faced participation of Turkey along its border with Syria.

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) The Russian Air Force has stepped up their aerial assault in the Idlib Governorate this afternoon, following a series of powerful airstrikes earlier today.

Using their Sukhoi jets, the Russian Air Force has launched another another two dozen airstrikes over the southwestern countryside of the Idlib Governorate, a military source told Al-Masdar News.

The Russian jets primarily concentrated these strikes on the Jisr Al-Shughour District, which is controlled by the jihadist rebels of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party.

With these latest airstrikes, the Russian Air Force has now launched over 70 airstrikes above the Idlib Governorate today.

This latest campaign by the Syrian and Russian air forces is the largest aerial bombardment of any part of Syria this year.

While the Russian Air Force continues to bombardment the jihadist rebels, the Turkish military has responded by increasing the size of their forces around the Idlib and Hama governorates.

It appears that a major showdown might take place between the Syrian Arab Arm...

13:11

Human Nature is Not the Cause of "World Chaos" "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Geopolitics

There is a popular explanation for the world chaos now upon us, and many scientists and philosophers advocate it. The form of this argument is that the rising global crisis we face traces back to human nature and genes to explain it.

In fact, none can remotely explain the ongoing global system collapse nor the extreme climate destabilization which is the major known symptom of it.

The all-fronts planetary life crisis is confined to a much more specific causal mechanism: the cumulative, mounting and unregulated assaults of private industrial destruction, pollution, exhaustion and consumer waste in one relatively short span of the anthro-era.

But the 'human-nature' aka 'genetic' argument obscures this fundamental fact. It does not come from stupid people, but it is a stupid explanation.

The Ancient Fallacy of 'Human Nature' to Explain Life-Blind Institutions

More exactly, it is an enduring preconception which has been dominant from ancient times. It has been often disproved, but its return expresses in another way the instituted life-blindness of the neo-capitalist era.

At this dangerous juncture of human evolution and history, it is one more ideological mind-lock to derail examination of the social-structural problem.

We need to bear in mind that the same 'human nature' argument was long in place to explain slavery as a natural phenomenon. Socrates, Plato and, most trenchantly, Aristotle, all conceived slavery as natural to human beings, and so unchangeable. They were very intelligent men, but assumed this as a given fact of the human condition.

Since first studying these philosophers, I have observed the a...

13:11

USA floods western press with false news on Syria "IndyWatch Feed World"

US protests that Syria's retaking of Idlib from terrorists risks being the greatest humanitarian crisis of all time permeate the press. Cliched staged footage of 'White Helmets' rushing down dusty streets in Syria, purportedly to warn, direct and save civilians, insults the intellect. You wonder how the news announcers can bear to sit there pretending this is real news. Aren't they afraid of war-crimes prosecution when the dust settles? In fact, Idlib is the last province in Syria that remains occupied illegally by both the United States and terrorists, in a bizarre gothic partnership.

The United States pretends that Idlib is the last province still in 'rebellion' against Syria's President Assad. This is false. Idlib is the last province occupied by US military. What the US calls 'rebels' are takfiri militants and mercenaries who have taken the local population hostage, apparently under US protection. Furthermore, Idlib has become the refuge of takfiri routed from other parts of Syria.

In the other terrorist occupied provinces where takfiri fighters had dug in and taken civilians hostage, like East Aleppo, Gouta and Daraa, the Syrian Government bused civilians to safety and allowed terrorists to leave in buses for Idlib if they chose, or be rehabilitated to serve in the Syrian Arab Army, before they bombed those who were trying to maintain a stronghold. See https://www.mintpressnews.com/the-last-bus-to-idlib-terrorist-safe-haven-in-syria-faces-a-cleaning-out/246956/. Many terrorists took the Idlib option and Idlib is now where the worst die-hard terrorists have gone to ground.

The Idlib terrorists are relying on the protection of the United States, and the US is flooding the world with propaganda as though it might be prepared to fight Syria and Russia to save this hellish toehold they have illegally established in Syria's second most important province. Turkey's President Erdogan, despite his recent posturing against the United States over a failed coup in 2016, has taken a stance which comforts the interests of the US, claiming that Turkey cannot accommodate more refugees if Idlib is bombed. See https://www.smh.com.au/world/middle-east/after-...

13:10

U.S. Mint Out of 2018 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

U.S. Mint Out of 2018 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins From Birch Gold Group This week, Your News to Know brings you the latest stories involving precious metals and the overall economy. Stories include: Surge in demand leaves U.S. Mint...

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13:10

Tooth Radios for Military "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: Defense One: The future of battlefield communications is resting comfortably near your back gums. Next time you pass someone on the street who appears to be talking to themselves, they may literally have voices inside their headand be a highly trained soldier on a dangerous mission. The Pentagon has inked a roughly $10 million []

13:08

The Real Reason for the Anti-Semite Campaign Against Jeremy Corbyn "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jeremy CorbynPanic drives the smear attack against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn whose background as a radical socialist, not his criticism of Israel and support for the Palestine, threatens the British establishments hold on power. (CN Op-ed)  Any discussion of the current anti-Semitism crisis in the British Labour Party needs to start with an understanding that there is []

13:08

Cyber Risks, and the Achilles Heel of Cashless Economies "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Geopolitics

Newspapers around the globe are telling us that contactless payments are thriving, cash is rapidly disappearing and cashless society is practically around the corner.

You don't need cash to pay for your groceries anymore, and don't be afraid if you forgot to take your wallet with you just use your smartphone. Carl Scheible, Managing Director of PayPal UK, summarizes [1] the current situation:

"We'll see a huge change over the next few years in the way we shop and pay for things you'll be able to leave your wallet at home and use your mobile as the 21st century digital wallet."

Some are dissatisfied with this state of affairs. In this case, the classical tactic of intimidation becomes the main argument of champions of cashless society. Cash is used by criminals; our children can buy drugs with cash; cash supports the shadow economy and encourages tax evasion these are just some of these loud statements.

Ability to present control as protection is based on constant calls to think about an external enemy, that is terrorists or mafia. This element of moral panic is contrasted with friendly and unobtrusive advertising of digital payments. The newborn cashless society is emerging like the sunrise, washing away these dangerous dirty banknotes with the rays of hygienic and convenient digital salvation.

This rosy picture is completed by speeches of academicians, economists and futurists that live in green suburbs, fly business class and demonize bills and coins.

"Without cash, we would live in a much safer, less violent world with enhanced social cohesion, since the major incentive fueling all illegal activity [i.e. cash] would disappear," believes [2] Guillermo de la Dehesa, a Spanish economist and current international advisor to Banco Santander and Goldman Sachs.

And the trick is...

13:07

This Weeks Hype "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Stanford string theory group is not taking the attack by Harvards Cumrun Vafa lying down. After an arXiv barrage of papers defending KKLT (see here), theyve now enlisted the Stanford press office, which has produced a five part promotional series about the scientific glories of the string theory landscape. The first part of the series is online today, the rest to come soon.

The great thing about having your university press office write stories like this for you is that they will just print whatever you want, unlike journalists, who might ask your critics what they think and even quote them. Even better than not having to hear from your critics, you can try and discredit them as close-minded reactionaries unethically thwarting the search for truth, by misrepresenting their arguments:

One dominant view in the community is that believing in the Landscape might have the negative effect of leading people away from fundamental physics, so we shouldnt even discuss it, said Shamit Kachru, who holds the Wells Family Directorship of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics (SITP).

Ive never heard anyone argue that we shouldnt even discuss it. There is a dominant view in the field that what the theorists at Stanford are doing is not science, but the arguments for this are scientific, not arguments about what is or what isnt good PR. Will we see any of these arguments in the rest of the series?

13:07

Direct Confrontation between the U.S. and Russia Looms in Syria "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Geopolitics

The US President Donald Trump is not fully in control of the US policies in the Middle East and the continued presence of US forces in Syrian grounds may complicate Russian-Syrian operations to recover Idlib province from the CIA terrorists.

China's entry into the war with more troops to eradicate the Uyghur's threat on its own border where the CIA is planning to relocate their terror assets should send a strong message to the White House that the game it is playing will not be tolerated anymore.

So far, the US Pentagon's response is to launch a naval military drill in Persian Gulf, and multiple airstrikes on Deir ez-Zor with banned phosphorous bombs to send a message to Idlib residents about the impending carnage that will happen should their own government and allies initiate an armed confrontation with terror assets in their turf.

This is an age old strategy employed mostly by street thugs to subdue the stronger opposition by hurting those whom the latter wants to preserve and protect.

Organized intelligence veterans have spoken out to warn Trump of an impending catastrophe that has the potential of escalating beyond Syria.

Moscow Has Upped the Ante in Syria Consortiumnews

As Syrian forces back by Russian launch the final showdown in Syria against jihadist extremists, the potential for a U.S.-Russia confrontation has never been greater, as VIPS warns in this memo to the president. September 9, 2018

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President

FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
SUBJECT: Moscow Has Upped the Ante in Syria

Mr. President:

We are concerned that you may not have been adequately briefed on...

13:06

Brilliant summary of all that ails Australia - from Viv Forbes "IndyWatch Feed National"

Viv Forbes - this is a work of genius!! Politicians again show Real Genius. Back in the chaotic dying days of the Whitlam-Cairns-Connor government, Canberra was buzzing with Rex Connors grand plans for a national energy grid and gas pipelines linking the NW Shelf to the capital cities, all to...

13:05

APC: Controversy over direct primaries "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

JOHNCHUKS ONUANYIM writes on the controversy trailing the decision of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to adopt direct primaries to select its candidates for 2019 general elections   The All Progressives Congress (APC) is enmeshed in the system to be adopted in selecting its candidates for the next years []

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13:04

Abia North: Kalu returns to the trenches "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The preparations and strategies for next years general elections gather momentum as politicians return to the trenches to either retain their positions or clinch the positions of their choice. IGBEAKU ORJI examines the chances of the candidates for Abia North Senatorial seat in 2019       Every contest, whether won or lost, has its []

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13:03

Samsung Discusses Foundry Plans Down to "3nm" "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Samsung Foundry Updates: 8LPU Added, EUVL on Track for HVM in 2019

Samsung recently hosted its Samsung Foundry Forum 2018 in Japan, where it made several significant foundry announcements. Besides reiterating plans to start high-volume manufacturing (HVM) using extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) tools in the coming quarters, along with reaffirming plans to use gate all around FETs (GAAFETs) with its 3 nm node, the company also added its brand-new 8LPU process technology to its roadmap. Samsung Foundry's general roadmap was announced earlier this year, so at SFF in Japan the contract maker of semiconductors reiterated some of its plans, made certain corrections, and provided some additional details about its future plans.

Read more of this story at SoylentNews.

13:02

Reader: The Christian Conundrum "IndyWatch Feed World"

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | By Chuck Swindoll

The Christian Paradigm is under siege...because a world not eternally corrupted, does not require a savior to save it. So what is going on right now (the taking down of world wide corruption) is putting monkey wrenches into the Christian epistemological zero point: exclusive knowledge of spiritual Truth.

Why has Christian assumption been called to question of late? Because we have entered the Great Awakening. We have entered the time of self correction, and Christianity has absolutely ZERO tolerance for alternate existential narratives.

[Existential would be ones theories of existence--the 'what and who you are' theories to which you personally subscribe, and foist your life. Ones existential view would be the balance upon which life understanding hangs]

The Great Awakening by default is a concerted existential shift --planetary wide-- which suppresses former modalities of fear, desire, separation, and in turn shifts those energies into ideals of love, connectivity, unity. Some people are more sensitive to this shift than others in the same way some people are more gifted with numbers or music than others.

Low vibrations like fear and desire cannot dominate a Great Awakening. This is due to the natural laws of flow dynamics. Flow patterns work at all levels, not just gas and fluid. Nor will the same low vibration energies return post a Great Awakening for the same reason flower petals do not grow back into a stem. So in the same way, the personal consciousness and the collective consciousness, cannot regress backward.

Consciousness cannot unsee...once certain epistemological membranes are penetrated, they don't grow back because they cease to exist. A collective cannot unawaken anymore than eyes can unsee.

Let's go another step, and triangulate the Christian existential model.

What is happening now --the taking down of world wide corruption-- goes directly against the Christian existential telos; a telos which insists an earth that is inexorably in a state of regression into tribulation. The "you are a sinner" existential philosophy cannot support Natures self correction, because figs do not...

13:02

I became a cyborg to manage my chronic pain "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

I dont remember what it feels like to live without pain. At 15, I began feeling aching, stabbing, and burning sensations in my lower back and down my legs. Swallowing a few Aleve didnt helpin fact, nothing did. If I sit or stand for any period of time, or lift something heavy or fall, I pay for it, sometimes for weeks or months. Ive slept on the kitchen linoleum, because the carpet felt too soft to stand.

For 17 years, I went to doctor after doctor, undergoing scans, physical therapy, and just about every alternative treatment that promised relief. Despite some amazing doctors and the expensive tests at their disposal, they could never see anything wrong, so I never got a diagnosis.

That is, until a couple of years ago, when a routine CAT scan finally caught a structural problem with my spine. Because of that, I qualified to have a spinal cord stimulator, an electronic device used to treat chronic pain, implanted into my back. Although I was scared to go under the knife, I was more than willing to become a cyborg in order to find even partial relief. And this type of therapy might also be able to help some of the 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain.

13:02

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13:00

At-risk national airlines: Africas dilemma "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Over 50 African countries continue to dabble in the airline industry despite the continents poor track record, mainly because a national carrier is believed to be a source of patriotic pride and economic status both of which are seldom borne out in reality. WOLE SHADARE writes     Sing song The sing song in []

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13:00

The Syria Conflict Is About To Cause Something Terrible (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Syria Conflict Is About To Cause Something Terrible Video We Are Change In this video, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange is joined by Partisan Girl overseas to get her take on the latest actions being taken by America and...

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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

What makes for happier business in the Asian Century? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Asian miracle has seen living standards risebut citizens arent getting any happier. Companies can help by measuring and improving how people feel about life, writes Richard Hardyment.

12:54

That Time CNN Staged a Fake Interview With a Syrian Child for War Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

CNN Syrian Child Propaganda(CJ Opinion)  Imagine if you and some friends wandered into a completely dark room together for some reason. Youve never been in this room before, and you cant see a thing. Now imagine one of your friends says he can see everything in the room perfectly, and starts describing the different things that he sees in []

12:51

Two Lagos jetties to receive N119.8bn fuel from 16 vessels "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Sixteen merchant vessels have arrived two Lagos port jetties with 559,721 metric tons of premium motor spirit (PMS) valued at N119.8 billion. The vessels will offload their content at the Atlas Cove Jetty (ACJ) and Single Bouy Mooring (SBM). According to data obtained from the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA)s shipping position, 12 of the vessels []

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12:50

Predicting the End of the World "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Predicting the End of the World Miles Franklin sponsored this article by Gary Christenson. The opinions are his. Predicting the end of the world, physical or financial, is seldom helpful. If the prediction is correct, how do you profit from...

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12:49

"A Look to the Heavens" "IndyWatch Feed World"

This is the mess that is left when a star explodes. The Crab Nebula, the result of a supernova seen in 1054 AD, is filled with mysterious filaments. The filaments are not only tremendously complex, but appear to have less mass than expelled in the original supernova and a higher speed than expected from a free explosion. 
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The featured image, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, is presented in three colors chosen for scientific interest. The Crab Nebula spans about 10 light-years. In the nebula's very center lies a pulsar: a neutron star as massive as the Sun but with only the size of a small town. The Crab Pulsar rotates about 30 times each second.

12:48

Gregg Jarrett: Rosenstein, Comey, Yates and McCabe Deceived the FISA Court and Can be Prosecuted (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Newly released text messages and records obtained by the House Oversight Committee reveal Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were discussing a strategy to leak unverified information to the media in an effort to damage the Trump administration.

As Cristina Laila reported earlier the FBI lovebirds were discussing media leak strategy in April of 2017just one month after AG Sessions recused himselfa very critical time leading up to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

On Monday, Freedom Caucus Chairman and member of the House Oversight Committee Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) sent a letter to the DOJ, addressed to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein saying a review of the new documents raises grave concerns regarding an apparent systemic culture of media leaking by high-ranking officials at the FBI and DOJ related to ongoing investigations, reported Sara Carter.

Rep. Mark Meadows believes April 2017 text messages from Peter Strzok to Lisa Page may be connected to a story the Washington Post broke at almost the exact same time (April 11th) about Carter Page FISA warrants.

One day after the Washington Post ran their story on Carter Page, Peter Strzok congratulated his paramour, Lisa Page on a job well done.

On Monday night Sean Hannity discussed this latest development with reporter Sara Carter and FOX News legal adviser Gregg Jarrett.

...

12:47

Gentle Dog Was Abandoned Just Because Her Parents Had A Baby "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

One Saturday morning, Nicki Fricker was in the parking lot of the Jefferson County SPCA in New York, waiting for the shelter to open, when she saw an adorable dachshund sitting nearby.

Fricker had woken up early to drop off a stray dog she had found and asked the man with the dachshund if he was there to do the same.

He said no, Fricker told The Dodo. He's giving her up because his wife is about to have a baby. Then he asked if I wanted her.

He seemed a little sad, but said that this would be a huge weight off his chest, Fricker added.

Credit: Nicki Fricker

Though she already had two large dogs at home, Fricker quickly agreed. She could see that the tiny, nervous dog wouldnt do well in a noisy shelter environment, suddenly far from everything and everyone shed ever known.

Fricker recounted the odd conversation in a post on the Dogspotting Society Facebook group:

Me: Oh my goodness I love your dachshund! What's her name?

Man in SPCA parking lot: Dotty. I'm giving her to the shelter because we are having a baby and we don't need to practice with a dog anymore. You want her?

Me: uh... sure?

Now I have a dachshund.

As soon as the former owner drove away, Fricker could see the little dachshund becoming anxious and beginning to shake. Fricker knew then that her first priority was to help the dappled dog feel safe though expanding her fur family permanently was far from her mind.

She refused to walk on the leash so I had to carry her to the car, Fricker said. I figured I would just foster her until we could find [her] a better home.

...

12:46

Senior Best Friends Have Waited 2 Years To Find A Forever Home Together "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Poppy, a collie mix, and Daisy, a Jack Russell terrier, are best friends who have lived together their entire lives. They were surrendered to the RSPCA in 2016 after their owner was evicted and could no longer care for them, and staffers at the shelter worried about finding them a home together, as they were both already in their golden years. A couple fell in love with them and stepped up to adopt them, but unfortunately, after they split up, the dogs were returned to the shelter earlier this year.

Credit: RSPCA

Poppy and Daisy are now 17 and 10 years old, and even though theyre senior dogs, they both still have so much love to give. The pair are absolutely inseparable, and refuse to go anywhere without each other. They were surrendered to the shelter for the second time seven months ago and have been waiting for a home ever since, and staffers at the shelter are desperate to find them a home as soon as possible so they can enjoy relax and enjoy the rest of their golden years. 

Lovely Poppy is very elderly and is nearing the end of her days so we really want to get her into a home so she can enjoy the home comforts as she nears the end of her life, Rachel Jones, head of fundraising and communications at the RSPCAs Bath Cats & Dogs Home, said in a press release. Daisy will struggle without her lifelong friend so its also important to get her settled so she can cope with the sad loss when it comes."

Credit: RSPCA

Since both dogs are seniors and dont have as much puppy energy as they used to, theyre very low-maintenance and just want a family who will cuddle with them and give them a little love and attention. While Daisy loves going out for walks here and there, Poppy is content just having a yard to meander around in. Neither of them is very confident around other dogs except each other, so they would love to be the only dogs in their...

12:46

Extremely Talented 11 Year-Old Da Vinci of Nigeria Has The World In Awe "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: https://funmary.com/

Talented isnt enough to describe Kareem Waris Olamilekan, an 11 year-old Nigerian boy from the city of Lagos who has the tantalizing skills of the great masters. He works in a small open space converted into a studio, keenly observing the ordinary photograph in front of him. With charcoal in hand, he moves it across the canvas and slowly, a detailed face in black and gray manifests in the once blank space.

The image, a portrait that of a boy, beaded with sweat as he feeds himself from a spoon, is jaw-dropping, symbolic of the hard labor and struggle his family endures to put food on their table. He calls this piece Daily Bread,and is his favorite drawing among all the other works that have put him in the worlds eye. His hyperrealistic drawings have unofficially gained him the title, Da Vinci of Nigeria.

Source: http://i0.wp.com/

The young artist started at the tender age of 6, continuously honing his skills in an open-air studio at the Ayowole Academy of Arts, a modest work area but suitable as it doesnt affect the quality of the boywonders works all inspired by the people surrounding him: friends, family and neighbors. Artistically, the Da Vinci of Nigeria idolizes Italian master Michelangelo and local artist Arinze Stanley, who draws incredible life-like portraits. Olamilekans...

12:45

Fear and violence 'could undermine anti-ebola efforts' in DR Congo "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Urban cases of ebola in the last few days show the outbreak in D R Congo is not under control and the next few weeks will be critical to contain the virus, warns Oxfam.

12:43

Wow Simon Bridges. "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

What a transformation at Question Time. Today Bridges finally had Prime Minister Ardern squirming as he probed her about her handling of both the Curran and Whaitiri issues. The new approach he adopted was refreshing as well as encouraging and I for one hope that he can maintain the momentum through the rest of this parliamentary term.

12:42

"This I Believe..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

This I believe: That the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most
valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind 
to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: 
any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.
- John Steinbeck

12:40

Sector Funding Information and Training Sessions "IndyWatch Feed National"

Friday, 2 November 2018 - 9:30am

Later this year the State Government will introduce standardised contracts for all new Service Agreements and Grants to the not-for-profit sector. These contracts will apply to all not-for-profit funding and provide an easier-to-use template with standard terms and conditions across all departments and agencies.

12:39

The Poet: Theodore Roethke, The Waking "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Waking

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
I learn by going where I have to go.

We think by feeling. What is there to know?
I hear my being dance from ear to ear.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Of those so close beside me, which are you?
...

12:37

How Humans Become Easily Controlled By Tyrants "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The following article was written by Brandon Smith and originally published at Alt-Market.com.

The question often arises in liberty movement circles as to how we get to the point of full blown tyranny within a society.  There are numerous factors that determine this outcome, but through all the various totalitarian systems in history there are common denominators elements that must be there for tyrants to prevail.  When we can identify these common elements in an objective manner, we make it far more difficult for despotic structures to stand.

This is a very complex issue, but Ill break it down as best as Im able

The Psychology Of The Tyrant

To come to terms with how tyrants control society, we must first examine how the mind of a tyrant operates, because these people do not in most cases think the way average human beings think.  It is one of the few cases in which I would encourage people to otherize another group. Tyrants are psychologically abnormal to such an extreme that is is difficult to classify them as human.

I believe the key to understanding the motivations of tyrants and where these people come from rests on our understanding of narcissistic sociopathy.  I wrote about this extensively in my article Global Elitists Are Not Human, so I will only give a summary here.

Narcissistic and sociopathic traits, like many psychological traits, are inborn.  They are present in about 5% to 10% of any society at any given time.  In the vast majority of cases, these traits remain latent and do not affect a persons actions or relationships to a great extent.  In a minority of cases, however, narcissism and sociopathy become the defining factors of a persons psyche.  This occurs in less that 1% of a population.

To be clear, not all narcissists are sociopaths and not all sociopaths are narcissists.  There are people who are low level narcissists who excel in society and retain a conscience.  There are low level sociopaths in society that serve important functions in careers that empathetic people would find difficult, such as certain jobs in the military, or in the medical field.  What I am referring to here are HIGH LEVEL narcis...

12:30

JIM CARREY: STOP APOLOGIZING! WE MUST SAY YES TO SOCIALISM! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

JIM CARREY: STOP APOLOGIZING! WE MUST SAY YES TO SOCIALISM! Video Stefan Molyneux During a recent appearance on HBOs Real Time with Bill Maher, Hollywood actor Jim Carrey displayed his new Nike shoes and described them as a salute...

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12:30

Your sons are your daughters, and ours to command "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Give me the child for seven years, goes the saying attributed to the Jesuits. And I will give you the man. Even the most swivel-eyed ideologues have always known one thing: get to the kids. Thus, the Hitler Youth, the Red Guards, and the Young Communist International. The fictional Party of Orwells 1984 likewise had [] The post Your sons are your daughters, and ours to command appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:30

70% chance of El Nio by the end of the year "IndyWatch Feed World"

There is a 70 per cent chance of an El Nio developing by the end of this year, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

12:29

UN rights chief pledges to push back on centuries of prejudice "IndyWatch Feed World"

The new UN Human Rights Commissioner intends to push back centuries of prejudice and discrimination against vulnerable groups including women and peoples of the Global South.

12:27

NZ offers to legislate to save refugees; Australia says rack off "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Mungo Maccallum
Mungo Maccallum - "The suffering, trauma, dementia and death no longer have any real point: we do it just because we can"

MUNGO MACCALLUM | Pearls & Irritations | Extract

CANBERRA - Our new foreign minister, Marise Payne, assures us that the Pacific Solution is still in place and the men, women and children held as asylum seekers in overseas detention can stay there until they rot.

This policy has always been arbitrary, and arguably against international law it is clearly against international standards of human rights. But last week Payne took it to a new level of cruelty.

During the Pacific Islands Forum at Nauru, the New Zealand deputy prime minister, Winston Peters, repeated his countrys long-standing offer to take 150 refugees from Nauru.

Knowing that the island and its corrupt and despotic ruler Baron Waqa were wholly owned subsidiaries of Australia, Peters went straight to Payne, who equally promptly said no.

But Peters tried again: Australias refusal to release its victims to a haven across the ditch was, ostensibly, based on the fear that they might somehow make their way back to Australia, thus undoing John Howards unbreakable prohibition and unleashing untold armadas of people smugglers on our vulnerable shores.

This never made much sense; apart from the obvious fact that refugees made welcome in New Zealand would be unlikely to want to go to an Australia which was happy to see them die rather than admit them, Payne remains eager to send a few to the United States, where the same risks if risks they are apply.

And in any case Peters said cheerfully that the problem was easily fixed: New Zealand would legislate to prevent it happening, so why not get on with it?

Because well, because we said we wont, and we will decide, et cetera. At which point the brutal slogans lapsed into sadism.

The suffering, trauma, dementia and death no longer have any real point: we do it just because we can.

At which point our new prime minister insists he never bulli...

12:27

FixedIt: renovations were not charged with murder "IndyWatch Feed National"

Channel 9 News reported that a 21 year old man was charged with murdering a 73 year old woman in Townsville this week. He was also charged with burglary and wilful damage.

The man charged with murder is erased from the headline, even the fact of the murder is erased. Reading just the headlines you could easily assume the woman just died in a DIY accident. That was not the case. A man was charged with her murder.

This commentary is not about his guilt or innocence, which can only be determined by a court. This is about how the charges against him are (or are not) described..

Invisible perpetrators are a constant in FixedIt. This is not a trivial issue. It matters because headlines are supposed to be a short summary of the article and when the article is about violence men commit against women and those men are invisible, the headline is not telling the story, its erasing the story.

Also, most people dont consume news by reading a print newspaper from cover to cover. Only some people go directly to the home page of a news outlet. Most people get news links from social media, and the most likely source is Facebook. But regardless of the source, we see far more headlines than we click on.

Something like 80 percent of the headlines we see, we never click through to read the article. Were not necessarily thinking very much about the headlines we dont click on, but we see them. And without being consciously aware that its happening they are still describing something to us. When they fit our subconscious bias or when theyre underpinned myths about violence and repeat them over and over again, they reinforce them in our minds, but we dont really notice that its happening.

The things we dont notice are far more dangerous than the things we do notice.

Clarity in reporting and avoiding the passive voice and are among the first things journalists are taught. Which is why the constant use of passive voice and unclear reporting on violence against women stands out so much.

If all the violent crimes committed by men were reported in the active voice with the perpetrators and their crime as the subject of every headline, it would be overwhelming. Because it is overwhelming.

We are journalists and it is not our job to erase the truth so our audience is not made to feel uncomfortable. Our job is to describe what is happening in our society. And the sad truth is that around 90 percent of violent crimes are committed by men. Avoiding this fact doesnt make it less true but it does make it much more difficult to address the underlying cause.

Headlines matter and this is w...

12:26

In a Few Days, Credit Freezes Will Be Fee-Free "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Later this month, all of the three major consumer credit bureaus will be required to offer free credit freezes to all Americans and their dependents. Maybe youve been holding off freezing your credit file because your home state currently charges a fee for placing or thawing a credit freeze, or because you believe its just not worth the hassle. If that accurately describes your views on the matter, this post may well change your mind.

A credit freeze also known as a security freeze restricts access to your credit file, making it far more difficult for identity thieves to open new accounts in your name.

Currently, many states allow the big three bureaus Equifax, Experian and TransUnion  to charge a fee for placing or lifting a security freeze. But thanks to a federal law enacted earlier this year, after Sept. 21, 2018 it will be free to freeze and unfreeze your credit file and those of your children or dependents throughout the United States.

KrebsOnSecurity has for many years urged readers to freeze their files with the big three bureaus, as well as with a distant fourth Innovis and the NCTUE, an Equifax-operated credit checking clearinghouse relied upon by most of the major mobile phone providers.

There are dozens of private companies that specialize in providing consumer credit reports and scores to specific industries, including real estate brokers, landlords, insurers, debt buyers, employers, banks, casinos and retail stores. A handy PDF produced earlier this year by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) lists all of the known entities that maintain, sell or share credit data on U.S. citizens.

The CFPBs document includes links to Web sites for 46 different consumer credit reporting entities, along with information about your legal rights to obtain data in your reports and dispute suspected inaccuracies with the companies as needed. My guess is the vast majority of Americans have never heard of most of these companies.

Via numerous front-end Web sites, each of these mini credit bureaus serve thousands or tens of thousands of people who work in the above mentioned industries and who have the ability to pull credit and other personal data on Americans. In man...

12:24

With more data, Asia Pacific can build more resilient cities "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Governments in Asia Pacific may lack the much-needed data to fix urban challenges themselves, but 100RC's Andrew Salkin says there is one group in the private sector that governments can partner with for more resilient and liveable cities.

12:23

So, You Want To End Capitalism? Heres How. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There is a rising awareness that capitalism is at the root of many of the crises that we face, from the economy to the environment and climate change to the absence of democracy. We need to end capitalism to solve these crises. We speak with Emily Kawano, coordinator of the United States Solidarity Economy Network, about how we are changing the economy right now, what the end of capitalism (as a dominant part of the economy) would look like and how to answer those who worry that it can't or shouldn't be done. Plus, we cover current news.

12:22

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12:21

Armageddon Rides in the Balance "IndyWatch Feed War"

FBI Director Robert Mueller in the Oval Office on July 20, 2012 (White House)

12:18

Natural Calamity Drives Mom To Design A Way To Feed Her Children, Years Later, Shes Feeding Her Community "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source https://topmostviral.com/

In 2005, Category 5 Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Eastern Gulf Coast, causing destructive and fatal floods in New Orleans, LA. Residents who were lucky enough to seek refuge outside the city were faced with the difficulties of life away from the comforts of their homes. One resident, Dera Duplessis and her family were lucky enough to evacuate the city, but the challenge of keeping her family away from hunger soon faced her.

Dera and her family fled to the safety of a hotel in Texas. Although they were safe from the ravaging of Katrina, the economics of sustaining her family was a daunting task she had to face. The most convenient way to getting them fed would be to run to eat out, given that they had no kitchen to prepare their food in. With 5 hungry mouths to feed, spending what little finances they had on food was out of the question. She had to figure out a way to keep them fed not only in the aftermath of the storm, but all throughout the hurricane season: pickling and preserving.

Source: https://hearthandvine.com/

De...

12:14

Patrick Bateman on Nauru? The bizarre prison travelogue of Roman Quaedvlieg "IndyWatch Feed National"

The former Commissioner of Australia Border Force, Roman Quaedvlieg, took time out of pouring petrol on the au pair scandal last week to pen his reflections on a far bigger scandal that is somehow not really a scandal at all. Initially self-published, then re-posted on Meanjin, Quaedvlieg wrote about a trip he took to Nauru in the second half of 2015.

12:12

New texts reveal FBI leaked information to the press to damage Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rep. Meadows sent a letter to Deputy AG Rosenstein saying a "review of the new documents raises grave concerns regarding an apparent systemic culture of media leaking by high-ranking officials at the FBI and DOJ related to ongoing investigations" Newly released text messages and documents obtained by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee reveal that senior members of the FBI and Department of Justice led a coordinated effort to leak unverified information to the press regarding alleged collusion with Russia to damage President Donald Trump's administration, according to a letter sent by the committee to the DOJ Monday. READ: Letter from MRM to DAG Rosensteino DOJ Rep. Mark Meadows, R-NC, sent the letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein saying a "review of the new documents raises grave concerns regarding an apparent systemic culture of media leaking by high-ranking officials at the FBI and DOJ related to ongoing investigations." The review of the documents suggests that the FBI and DOJ coordinated efforts to get information to the press that would potentially be "harmful to President Trump's administration." Those leaks pertained to information regarding the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court warrant used to spy on short-term campaign volunteer Carter Page.

12:11

A Quick State of the Blog Update: Politics, Book News, and a Poem "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Its been a while since my last post, and I wanted to let you all know that Im still here, but Ive had a number of (mostly good) things keeping me from blogging much lately.  When you have maybe an hour of free time on any given day, and youre trying to squeeze in calling senators, writing postcards to elected officials, attending postcard parties and other election-related activities, all while trying to keep up with writing poetry and fiction, you drop some things.

And this blog, unfortunately, has been the thing Ive dropped from my to do list most often of late.

So, what have I been up to?  Writing, manuscript prep, and marketing.  Which means Ive been working on a second collection of poems while submitting poems, a novella, and multiple short stories to publishers on top of all that goes into heading toward the publication of my debut collection of poems, which will be out next summer.  (Want to know more?  I have a mailing list!)  Also, I have a science fiction poem out at Strange Horizons today.  Its about alien implants.  So theres that.

Im also working on separating out my more personal, writing-related posts from the sort of posts I had envisioned for Freethinking Ahead.  In the next month or so, Ill be blogging here about some responsibilities of secular humanists who create any sort of art or craft, though most of my examples will be from poetry or fiction.  Ill be giving a talk at the November Fellowship of Freethought Gathering on this topic, and my posts will work up to that presentation.

Over at my website, Ill be blogging about writing, writing groups as procrastination, research as procrastination, procrastination as research, and the like.  The first post is, of course, about procrastination: Listening in the Distance: Or, Research and the Radio.  (Okay, I know, I said I have limited time, and Im listening to the radio.  That said, my listening-to-the-radio time is also time when Im not quite energetic enough to string together decent sentences.)

And side note: the Q&A series with speculative poets is currently on hiatus, but it will be back soon.  Ill post more about this shortly.

Lastly, thank you.  If youve just started reading my posts or if youve been reading them for a while, thank you.  And if youre up for sharing your thoughts on the subject, Id be happy to hear more about what youre interested in from Freethinking Ahead.

12:10

TWITTER SUSPENDS BENGHAZI HERO After Criticism of President Obama! "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

TWITTER SUSPENDS BENGHAZI HERO After Criticism of President Obama! by Jim Hoft The Gateway Pundit Barack Obama stepped out of shadows on Friday nd reminded Americans of many economic, domestic and foreign policy failures. President Obama lectured President Trump,...

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12:06

YABATECH, China to partner on TVET, technical assistance "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), the pioneer higher education institution and cradle of technical education in the country, and the Chinese Polytechnic, Guangzhou Panyu, are collaborating on vocational education, especially in the area of provision of technical assistance to the college. Under the partnership, the Chinese Polytechnic and the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCEC), []

The post YABATECH, China to partner on TVET, technical assistance appeared first on Newtelegraph.

12:05

LASU inducts medical doctors as varsity re-elects Noah as DVC "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Some 30 graduates of the Lagos State University (LASU) Medical School have been inducted into the medical profession at an event which took place at the MRC Auditorium, Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Ikeja, Lagos. The newly graduated medical doctors would be the 13th set of to be inducted into the medical profession []

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12:02

After You Watch This Short Video of Alan Watts, You Will Release Your Fear of Death "IndyWatch Feed World"

Experts report that the two greatest taboo subjects in the United States today are death and sex, with death and dying quickly taking the top spot. While some believe that this a reflection of our growing sense of self-importance, the me generation, others simply believe its a lack of truly understanding the concept of death.

In fact, todays society goes to great lengths in their attempt to cheat death. We pour our time, energy and hard-earned money into our quest for immortality, seeking every opportunity to extend our lives even a little further. Take a look, for a moment, at some of the more extreme cases. There are those that dedicated their whole lives to the search for the mythical fountain of youth, most notably Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon in the 16th century.

While those focused on the fountain of youth are lost in the past, others find themselves fixated on the future and the opportunities that science present to prolong our existence. Cryonics refers to the practice of freezing a person who has died of a disease in hopes of restoring life at some future time when a cure for the disease has been developed. In this way, even those who are currently facing certain death due to terminal illness may still maintain hope of extending their lives. While it may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, people across the globe are currently buying into this belief as their hope for the future.

Some cultures and religions are able to lessen the fear of death in the way that they explain the cycle of living. By believing in the concept of reincarnation, death is no longer a final end. Instead, it is merely a passage from one life into another.  A transition.

British philosopher Alan Watts, however, introduced a new idea. Rather than fearing or resisting death, Watts introduced the idea of accepting it. He challenges us to change the way that we think about life, considering, instead, the reasons why it is better for the world as a whole for us to continue to hand down the world as we know it to the next generation.

Children arrange for us to survive in another way by, as it were, passing on a torch so that you dont have to carry it all the time. There comes a point where you can...

12:02

46 Year-Old Ape Dies, The Lessons We Learned From Her Life Made Us Better Humans "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: https://img.purch.com/

On June 21, 2018, the incredible Koko, a lowland gorilla who mastered the complexities of sign language, sadly passed away, leaving the scientific community and humanity in general, mourning her loss.

The 46 year-old gorilla was an icon in the animal world even in her youth, being a celebrity in her own right from the time she was born and was featured twice in the cover of National Geographic. She was the poster-child for animal welfare and a beacon for people who sought for the better understanding of how humans should interact with them.

Source: https://www.rockandpop.cl/

Koko stayed relevant even in her later years. In 2016, she collaborated with popular rock band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, learning how to play bass with musician Flee on Instagram.

The Gorilla Foundation acknowledged Kokos valuable importance and under...

12:00

Somebody who really died after Sandy Hook. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A friend sent me a story last week about a Bridgeport, CT woman in her thirties who recently lit up a quarter-stick of dynamite. Allegedly, she was rummaging in her basement for alternative lighting during a power outage and mistook Continue reading

12:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Click on image for a high-res view American Slavery The gradual decline of slavery in the north was matched by its explosive expansion in the south, especially with the transition from the longstanding slave areas along the Atlantic coast to the new cotton plantations of the Lower South. And although the Civil War by no means ended the [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:00

Ethereum (ETH) Price Analysis: ICO Cashing out FUDs Impeding ETH Recovery "IndyWatch Feed National"

A 33 percent dip in the last week means Ethereum sellers are stepping on the gas pedal. There are many theories around this rapid decline with most associating this dump with ICOs losing their patience and cashing out. Others are pointing to the influence of Bitcoin and the correlation between the two while some are merging this with mining woes and how unprofitable it has become. Either way, ETH like the rest of the market is on a down trend and trading below $200 with sellers aiming for $150.

From the News

Research has it that, in seven years time, cryptocurrency use would be a steadand we can see hints of that. Triggering this are events in Iran and Venezuela. There people are literally flocking to ETH, DASH and Bitcoin as a store of their life earnings in the face of run-away inflation and a melting economy. In numerous occasions, cryptocurrencies and individual coins as ETH were evidently bulwarks against government mismanagement and corruption. But, it could get better, more so when the coin become a main stay rather than a tool of speculation.

Backing this is a recent survey by SharePost showed that despite the market downturns, many are confident of a recovery and as the market bottoms, Australians are actually playing the contrarian card, loading coins which they believe would be much more valuable in years to come when they would be a stead in the global economy.

In fact with introduction of more stable coins as Gemini Dollar, which is backed one to one against the USD and overseen by the New York Department of Finance Service, their  creators are providing a lee way for investors to invest in crypto now that volatility has been contained. Gemini, an exchange by the Winklevoss Twins, allow users to deposit in USD and withdraw via their Ethereum based stable coin to an Ethereum address and vice versa. Whats unique about this new coin is that the smart contract has been certified to be secure and on a monthly basis, a publically certified auditing firm will run through the stable coin fiat account to ensure that pegging remains 1:1.

Ethereum (ETH) Technical Analysis

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12:00

Hooton calls it! "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

12:00

No Signal For Your Radio-Controlled Watch? Just Make Your Own Transmitter "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

You can win any argument about the time when you have a radio controlled watch. Or, at least, you can if theres any signal. [Henner Zeller] lives in a place where there is no reception of the DCF77 signal that his European wristwatch expects to receive. Consequently, he decided to make his own tiny transmitter, which emulates the DCF77 signal and allows the watch to synchronise.

A Raspberry Pi Zero W is the heart of the transmitter, and [Henner] manages to coax it into generating 77500.003Hz on a GPIO pin close enough to the 77.5kHz carrier that DCF77 uses. The signal is AM, and transmits one bit/s, repeating every minute. A second GPIO performs the required attenuation, and a few loops of wire are sufficient for an antenna which only needs to work over a few inches. The Raspberry Pi syncs with NTP Stratum 1 servers, which gives the system time an accuracy of about 50ms. The whole thing sits in a slick 3D printed case, which provides a stand for the watch to rest on at night; this means that every morning its synchronised and ready to go.

[Henner] also kindly took the time to implement the protocols for WWVB (US), MSF (UK) and JJY (Japan). This might be just as well, given that we recently wrote about the possibility of WWVB being switched off. Be sure to check the rules in your area before giving this a try.

Weve seen WWVB emulators before, like this ATtiny45 build, but we love that this solution is an easy command line tool which supports many geographical locations.

12:00

Mike Rowe Points To 9/11 Hero When Hes Asked About Nike And Colin Kaepernick "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Caller: Mike Rowe pointed to the bravery of one of the passengers on Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001 when asked his thoughts about Nikes latest ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. In the ad, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback is featured with the words, Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing []

12:00

Bangkok climate talks: key outcomes on the Paris Agreement rulebook "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Time is running short for countries to decide the practical details of how the Paris Agreement will be brought to life, known as the Paris rulebook.

11:54

9/11 Our Political, Intellectual and Spiritual Obligation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

9/11--Our political, intellectual and spiritual obligation.

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11:50

BOOM! President Trump DESTROYS Obama in Latest Video Troll Level: Commander in Chief! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Barack Obama crawled out of his hole Friday and trashed President Trumpcalling him out by name, then took credit for the booming economy. 

Obama gave a speech at the University of Illinois Friday and arrogantly took credit for Trumps booming economy.

Barack Obama couldnt even run a lemonade stand; he is the only president in history to never see a single year of 3.0% GDP growth yet here he is with a smug look on his face giving himself credit for Trumps accomplishments.

This is the same guy who told business owners, You didnt build that!

President Trump completely turned around the Obamas flat line economy.
The results were immediate and exceptional.

On Monday President Trump DESTROYED Obama in one amazing tweet.

As John Cardillo said, the troll level on this is at Commander in Chief.

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11:50

Why Are We Siding With al-Qaeda? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Why Are We Siding With al-Qaeda? by Dr Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute Last week, I urged the Secretary of State and National Security Advisor to stop protecting al-Qaeda in Syria by demanding that the Syrian government leave Idlib...

The post Why Are We Siding With al-Qaeda? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

11:50

2019: PDP govs pass no confidence vote in INEC "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum has passed vote of no confidence in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The governors, who met in Abuja on Sunday, condemned what they described as politicization of security agencies in the country by the Federal Government, especially the recent invasion of the residence of elder statesman, []

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11:46

Atiku to APC: Ive been consistent on restructuring "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

accuses ruling party of dishonesty   Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday said he had maintained a principled stand on the issue of restructuring Nigeria for over two decades. Atiku, who was responding to an attack by the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the credibility of his advocacy for a restructured federation, said it was []

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11:46

Court rejects EFCCs plea for revocation of Kalus bail "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday rejected a plea by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for the revocation of the bail granted a former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu. EFCCs lawyer, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) had urged the judge to revoke the bail granted to the []

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11:45

Last speech (Salvador Allende (1908-1973) ) "IndyWatch Feed World"

11/09/2018 - This speech was delivered at 9:10 am on September 11, 1973, in the midst of an ultimately successful US-sponsored coup d'etat against the democratically-elected government.  Barricaded inside La ...

11:44

Ikeja Electric marks Charity Day "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Ikeja Electric Plc (IE) has donated essential items to commemorate this years International Day of Charity. The International Day of Charity is observed annually on September 5. The day is set aside to sensitize and mobilize people, Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and stakeholders all around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities. []

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11:42

MTN sues FG, CBN over $10.1bn demand "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

says authorities send conflicting messages, instructions   Embattled telecommunications giant, MTN Nigeria, yesterday filed a petition against the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) at the Federal High Court, Lagos over demands for the return of $8.1 billion allegedly repatriated illegally and $2 billion tax arrears.   In []

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11:41

SSG defies Okorocha, picks governorship form "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Secretary to the Imo State Government (SSG), Mr. George Eche, has picked the All Progressives Congress (APC) nomination form for the governorship of Imo State, defying Governor Rochas Okorocha who is rooting for his Chief of Staff and son in-law, Chief Uche Nwosu. This is also as the governor has declared that Mr. George Eche []

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11:41

Presidency: Ill implement 2014 confab report Jang "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Former Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang, said he would revisit the 2014 National Conference and send a bill to the National Assembly for possible amendment of the constitution, if elected president next year. Jang, who is seeking the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019, said this would bring about the expected []

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11:41

Managing the Fear and Anxiety of the Unkown "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Health Editors Note: Here is the third article in the mental health series written by Stan Popovich who is the author of A Laymans Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods. Stans managing fear book has become very popular with over 300 positive book reviews and counting. Please read the many []

11:41

Dont look back, Onigbinde tells Eagles "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Former Nigeria coach, Adegboye Onigbinde, has charged the Super Eagles to keep the momentum following last weekends 3-0 win over Seychelles in a 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers. The win against the East Africans in Victoria ensured Nigeria move within a point of Libya and South Africa who battled to a goalless draw []

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11:40

Atiku: APC govt, a national embarrassment "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party presidential hopeful, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has rated All Progressives Congress-led government of President Muhammadu Buhari as national calamity on Nigerians. He said the government has allowed the total collapse of the countrys institutions.   The advent of APC government in the country is a full of lies, betrayal []

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11:40

Twenty-foot storm surge expected from Florence: Reports "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Reports circling on the interweb suggest that Hurricane Florence may impact the U.S. East Coast as a Category 4 with winds in excess of 130 miles per hour and a storm surge of over 15 feet.

The coastline in which Florence is expected to impact has a continental shelf which is less than 150 feet deep thats expected to add to the force of the storm.

A 20 plus foot surge is expected in the region of the Carolinas, as Wunderground.com reports.

Excessive flooding will be a factor aside from the high winds which will add to the danger.

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11:40

Zero tolerance on lawlessness in Lae: Butibam leader "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

By Butibam leader HOLMES KISSING

Assistant Commissioner Peter Guiness and Acting Metropolitan Superintendent Fred Kaiwa received our petition onMonday for the immediate capture of the people involved in the killing of youngButibam villager Moses Walo at the weekend.

Holmes Kissing

We will support our men and women in law enforcement to uphold the law, and we will work with the Police and our systems of Government to rid the city of criminals who prey on the innocent.
We will pursue justice relentlessly.
We will no longer accept lawlessness and disorder in our city from anyone.
When someone's actions harm any of our people, we will remove them from our land.
If anyone supports, assists, aids or promotes any agenda against our people we will remove them, and their interests from our land. 
Any business involved in any agenda against any Morobeans will be removed from our land  and we will make sure they never set up in Lae again. 
Large scale, small scale, PMV,  hire car, retail shop, security, anyone who assists, supports, or contributes to the oppression of any Morobean will be removed from our city and land.
Anyone who leaves their province or homeland to come and live in Lae must do so in a lawful and orderly manner.
We will indiscriminately remove anyone from our land who fails to live in accordance within the confines of good law-and-order.
What people do or how they live in their province is their affair.
 When anyone comes to Morobe Province, they have to live in a peaceful, lawful, and orderly manner. 
Understand this: If anyone touches our people, there will be consequences. 
Especially our women and children.
Touch them or harm them and we will rise up.
Our committee has collectively decided against the protest march because there were too many considerations. 
Crowd control, opportunists inciting riots, and the safety of people and business houses and Government prop...

11:40

Eaglesll prepare well for Libya Etebo "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Stoke City midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, has declared that he and his colleagues in the Super Eagles will prepare very well for next months Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya, because they want to take a step close to the championship in Cameroon. Etebo said they were all happy to beat Seychelles 3-0 away on []

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11:38

End of Days: Birth of Red Heifer In Israel Signals Coming of Messiah Claim Hebrew Scholars "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rabbinical scholars are treating the birth of an entirely red heifer in Israel as a potential omen for the rebuilding of the Third Temple. Evangelical Christians, citing Biblical prophecy, believe it means the end of days is nigh. If proven to be the cow of prophecy, the young calf will be the first true red []

11:33

Maxine Waters Talks ImpeachingMike Pence: Knock One Off At A Time. Well Get Him Too "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

She just cant shut up with the threats. Via Daily Caller: Should she somehow succeed in her efforts to impeach President Trump, California Representative Maxine Waters doesnt intend to stop there. Her next target? Vice President Mike Pence. Waters was in Los Angeles on Saturday accepting an award from the Stonewall Young Democrats in Los []

11:30

Hurricane Florence Strengthening to Cat 5 (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Hurricane Florence Strengthening to Cat 5 Video BPEarth Watch Video Source

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11:30

Not the usual nanny state intervention "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Unlike todays no arrest, PC PCs, coppers used to be pretty hard bastards, and Queenslands walloppers long had a reputation of being tougher than most. Keeping that in mind, and the history of political witch-hunts blowing back on their instigators, Australian Labor should probably have thought twice about going after Peter Dutton. Last week, Dutton [] The post Not the usual nanny state intervention appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:26

Unravelling "IndyWatch Feed War"

This country is going so far to the right you wont recognize it

John Mitchell (1969) Spoken to New York Times reporter and mentioned in his obit (1988)

Manliness and mastery required regeneration through violence, and by the 1890s, { Theodore} Roosevelt was spoiling for a fight: I should welcome almost any war, for I think this country needs one, he wrote. Any opponent would do, but the most ultimately righteous of all wars is a war with savages.
Jackson Lears, How the US Began Its Empire, NYRB 2018

There is this myth of happiness: black-magic slogans warn you to be happy at once; films that end well show a life of rosy ease to the exhausted crowds; the language is charged with optimistic and unrestrained expressions-have a good time, life is fun, and the like. But there are also these people, who, though conventionally happy, suffer from an obscure malaise to which no name can be given, who are tragic through fear of being so, through that total absence of the tragic in them and around them.
Jean Paul Sartre, Americans and Their Myths, 1947

The long overdue death of John McCain will be remembered not because of McCain himself or anything he did, but because of its timing. McCains death happened under a particularly rabid spike in anti Trump madness. And so, like all useful deaths, especially of public figures, and more especially of *warriors*, the moment was seized upon by the information apparatus of the state and turned into a platform for renewing the symbols and message of American virtue as well as for reinforcing the basic ideological tenants of U.S. militarism. And for pointing out that Donald Trump was to be found wanting in all categories and measurements of manliness and imperial vision. In a sense, McCain is now enshrined as the 21st century Teddy Roosevelt. Both were racist, both xenophobes, and both arch Imperialists whose personal insecurities were projected outward in displays of overt and cartoon masculinity.

There has been a lot written of late about the year 1968. Its the 50th anniversary of *68*, which is now being viewed as a kind of talismanic watershed in U.S. social and political history. Perhaps it is, but I think thats a bit too simplistic. Still, publications love to pin their stories on such ideas, so one has not seen the last of this meme. I was in high school in 68, in Hollywood California and I was to graduate the following year. I had to think seriously about how to dodge the draft. I remember meeting with counselors, in the various anti-war groups that abounded in So Cal during that time. The feeling in those places was warm, comraderly, and genuinely concerned. Many were womens groups including the one that most helped me. But in general people helped one anot...

11:25

Kassam Pass works improve safety of Highlands Highway "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

 Australian High Commission

The Department of Works is in the final stages of completing Australian funded works to improve the safety and reliability of the Highlands Highway at Kassam Pass. 

Road works on Kassam Pass.-Pictures courtesy of AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION


The project in the Eastern Highlands is supported through the Papua New Guinea Australia transport sector partnership.
...

11:23

Oscillating Magnetic Fields Can Control Nanobots "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Hong Kong scientists develop new 'nano-swarm' robots

A groundbreaking new method of controlling nano-robots that emulates natural swarm behavior has been developed by scientists in Hong Kong, the first step in what is hoped could lead to a major medical advancement in the treatment of blood clots.

[...] Led by Associate Professor Li Zhang, a team of scientists from the Chinese University of Hong Kong designed and implemented a strategy of using oscillating magnetic fields to create highly reconfigurable ribbon-like swarms of nano-robots, millions of magnetic nanoparticles each less than one micron wide, or one-fifth the length of a red blood cell.

As programmers tune the applied magnetic fields, the "micro-swarm" of nano-robots is capable of performing a wide range of structural changes, including extending, shrinking, splitting, and merging, all with a high degree of accuracy.

[...] It is hoped surgeons could manipulate the nano-robots to pass through highly compact spaces within organs and blood vessels, allowing the nano-robots to resolve blood clots and assist with targeted drug delivery to cells.

Nature article includes ten supplementary movies:

Ultra-extensible ribbon-like magnetic microswarm (open, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05749-6) (DX)


Original Submission

Read more of this story at SoylentNews.

11:22

Launch imminent: Philippine space agency rockets closer to reality "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The latest in a series of small but significant steps puts the Philippines much closer to making a giant leap into the space age.

National Space Development Program (NSDP) lead Dr. Rogel Mari Sese revealed that Senate Bill 1983, which aims to establish the countrys very own space agency, was successfully sponsored by Sen. Bam Aquino to the Senate Plenary Session. Sen. Loren Legarda and Sen. Tito Sotto co-authored the bill, which has been in the works for years.

JUST IN: Senate Bill 1983 An Act Establishing the Philippine Space Development and Utilization Policy and Creating the

11:19

Creepy Porn Lawyer Michael Avenatti Looks at St. Louis to Base His 2020 Campaign for President "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Creepy porn lawyer and liberal media favorite Michael Avenatti told St. Louis Channel 5 he will likely base his 2020 presidential campaign in St. Louis.

Avenatti grew up in St. Louis and attended Parkway Central High School.

KSDK reported:

Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti hasnt decided whether hes going to run for president, but one thing is for sureif he does, his national campaign headquarters will be based in St. Louis.

Avenatti confirmed his intention with 5 On Your Side.

The City of St. Louis has always filled a very special place in my life. If I run, I can think of no place better for my national campaign headquarters, Avenatti wrote in an email.

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11:17

11 Magical Plants That Will Benefit Your Home "IndyWatch Feed World"

While we dont often think about the benefits different plants can have, many of them are quite magical. Whether you believe in witchy things or not, these plants will make a big difference in your home.

One thing those who practice witchcraft have figured out is the magic surrounding herbs and plants in general. Each plant has its own energies and uses. If you are looking to bring a positive light into your home, the following plants are some that you should look into adding to your environment. Whether you end up choosing just a few or bringing home some of each, you will really notice a difference in the atmosphere almost right off the bat.

11 Magical Plants That Will Benefit Your Home:

1. Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is a shrubby plant that smells delightful. It will bring forth a fresh rejuvenating energy to your home and help heal you of regret. While it is not as common, it is quite beneficial.

2. Peppermint

This fun little herb can be added to teas and will help keep away mosquitoes if you opt to keep windows open. It will promote protection and make your life a lot easier. That being said, try to be sure it is not too close to other plants, it will smother them.

3. Basil

Basil is said to bring forth luck and passion. It is used when cooking quite frequently and is always better fresh. If you add this to your kitchen, you will be able to really find something within yourself you have been longing for.

4. Cactus

Cacti are used for protection and banishing. They will help you to remove negative energies and other things of the sort if used properly. If you want to truly protect your home place one in each direction within your home.

5. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a plant of luck and can help guard against evil. It promotes peace and can be used to further your success. If you burn an aloe leave on the night of a full moon it is said that you will find a new lover.

6. Bamboo

Bamboo while a bit unconventional here in the US is quite beautiful. It offers us protection and brings forth luck. you can use it to make wishes and even get rid of ill-intended magical situations. It works wonders for many things that...

11:16

James Woods DESTROYS Hillary Clinton in Viral Tweet on Eve of 9/11 Anniversary "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

James Woods absolutely destroyed Crooked Hillary Clinton on the eve of the anniversary of the 9/11 Islamic terrorist attacks against the US.

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 will mark the 17 year anniversary of the day the United States changed forever.

On Tuesday September 11th, 2001, 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked 4 airplanes.

Two of the airplanes that departed Logan Airport in Boston crashed into the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, sending gigantic fireballs into the sky; both towers collapsed within approximately 2 hours.

Another hijacked airplane crashed into the Pentagon leaving a giant hole in the side of the building.

The fourth plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after its passengers bravely charged the hijackersone American led the way screaming lets roll!

Thousands of Americans died that day including hundreds of our brave NY firefighters who ran into the burning buildings with one goalsave as many lives as possible.

Many NY police officers also died or sustained injuries on September 11, 2001.

Hillary Clinton still believes Islam is not our adversary and tweeted out her support for the religion of peace as the 2016 election was heating up.

Lets be clear: Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism, Hillary tweeted on November 19th, 2015.

James Woods dunked on Hillary Monday evening and tweeted out a screenshot of Hillarys tweet praising Islam superimposed on a photo of a lone Twin Tower on fire after the other one had already collapsed.

Lets be clear James Woods said in his caption.

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11:16

Audio: Chris Trotter on free speech, Jacinda Ardern and NZ political values "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Political analyst and commentator Chris Trotter spoke to Leighton Smith in a wide-ranging interview this morning, covering issues such as free speech, Universities, the divide between conservative and liberal values, and the current state of New Zealand politics including the performance of the Prime Minister and the Labour Party. Re-printed with permission The post Audio: Chris Trotter on free speech, Jacinda Ardern and NZ political values appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:15

Is Donald Trump Going to Do the Syria Backflip? by Publius Tacitus "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trumps new saber rattling against Syria, Russia and Iran goes beyond pure irony and will certainly fuel rumors embraced by critics that he is becoming senile. When Trump was running for the Presidency, he sang a radically different tune: Donald...

11:12

Indigenous peoples in tropical countries: Allies in climate mitigation "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The study, led by Rights and Resources International (RRI), found that indigenous peoples are far better stewards of the land than their countries governments.

11:11

Lying by omission "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Homepaddock

Remember Jacinda Ardern saying in a pre-elections debate she wouldnt lie?

What would she call this?

Jacinda Ardern insisted in an interview today that she would not fire Clare Curran but the Prime Minister had accepted the errant MPs resignation the night before.

The under-fire Curran has quit as a minister, saying the pressure on her had become intolerable. She becomes the first casualty in the Ardern administration.

Ardern told Newstalk ZBs Chris Lynch in an interview recorded at 8am this morning that she would not fire Curran.

But it has now emerged the errant minister told Ardern last night that she would quit and Ardern accepted her resignation.

When asked by reporters in Gisborne today about her comment to Newstalk ZB, Ardern said: The question that I was asked this morning was whether Id asked her to resign, and the answer was no.

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11:10

Writers Block in A Fourth Turning "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Writers Block in A Fourth Turning By Francis Marion The Burning Platform I have writers block. Its not for lack of things to write about in my personal life or in world events but for the past six months,...

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11:09

Saturday smiles "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Homepaddock

An MPI animal welfare officer turned up at a piggery and asked the farmer,  What do you feed your pigs on?

Well, I give them acorn, corn, and the supermarket gives me the scrap lettuce leaves.

The officer thought for a moment and said, I think you dont feed them well enough, they shouldnt eat scraps, Im going to fine you.

A few days later, another person arrived and asked the same question.

The farmer answered: Well, I feed them very well. I give them fresh acorns, corn, greens from my garden and fresh milk. Why do you want to know?

Im form the United Nations and I think its unfair that you feed your pigs like that when there are people dying with nothing to eat, Im going to suggest your government increases your taxes.

A few days later another stranger came in and asked the same question.

The

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11:06

Governments dont have magic money tree "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Homepaddock

The Taxpayers Union correctly points out that doling out public money will destroy jobs not create them:

Shane Jones spending in Kawakawa will destroy jobs, not create them, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union.

Taxpayers Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, Taxpayers might think that $2.4 million for three jobs is a bad deal. Actually, its far worse than that. Taking this much money out of the private sector destroys jobs. Its $2.4 million fewer dollars that taxpayers could have spent in their communities.

Thats money that individuals could have used to create, expand or support businesses; provide for their futures, give to charity or simply choose to spend as they wished.

Whats most terrifying about the Provincial Growth Fund is that, so far, Shane Jones has only spent four percent of his $3 billion. There is so much more spending to come that the public risks becoming desensitised to

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11:05

Pepe Escobar - 'Resistance' runs amok in the US Deep Throat War "IndyWatch Feed World"

We now live in a psy-ops world. The latest Deep Throat War in Washington bears all the elements of an epic of the genre. Fear: Trump in the White House, by Bob Woodward, who remains an associate editor at the Washington Post, will be released next week, on the 17th anniversary of 9/11. This, in turn, will divert attention from the fact that the former, Bush era-coined Global War on Terror has metastasized into an all-American Rebels With A Cause special, featuring support for the "moderate rebels" al-Qaeda in Syria, former Jabhat al-Nusra, now Hayat Tahrir al-Sham. In the wake of Fear, a Deep Throat surged out of nowhere in the form of an anonymous Op-Ed in the New York Times, which spilled the beans on Trumpian chaos in the White House. Post-modern cynics were left wondering if this one-two walks and talks like a tie-in, it must be a tie-in. The Washington Post is the property of multi-billionaire Jeff "Amazon" Bezos and it has been on a permanent collision course with President Donald Trump. And yet the Post may be seething now because Deep Throat, this time around, actually helped the competition. Adding insult to injury, the Times timed the release of its bombshell Op-Ed for the day after the Post's strategic "leak" of Woodward's book. The heart of the matter is that the possible tie-in plays to the simple premise - extolling the role of a small "resistance" or the good guys. They are driven to protect "our values" and "our institutions" from dangerously chaotic Trump. Post-truth cynics also cannot help being reminded of the historical precedence of a 1970s "resistance" - at the Nixon White House - who leaked to the press that "Tricky Dick" was out of control and was kept in check by true American patriots. The current Deep Throat War is more like the case of a fractioned Deep State out for revenge on Trump via its media arm. The one-two tie-in - Woodward's book and the "resistance" Op-Ed - looks increasingly like a sophisticated psy-ops - a prelude for a Deep State white coup.

11:04

Quote of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Homepaddock

From our vantage point in a time when muck is being raked (and flung) vehemently and constantly twenty-four hours a day, the question of effectiveness is overwhelmed by the question of whether any person in America with access to the media remains shockable or persuadable. Jessica Mitford who was born on this day in 1917.

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11:03

Micro matters not minor matters "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Homepaddock

BusinessNZ says the Employment Relations Amendment Bill is harmful and oppressive:

None of the provisions that most concern business have been removed by the select committee considering the Bill. . .

55% of submissions were against the Bill and thousands of emails sent to Parliamentarians by concerned businesses. EMA, Business Central, the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce and Otago Southland Employers Association ran a high-profile campaign asking the Government to explain the reasoning for the Bills harmful provisions.

Given current low levels of business confidence, especially among small business, it is unfortunate that the Government has neither listened nor explained its justification for the Bill.

Low business confidence is not political pique. Its based on genuine concern about policy like this which will make it more difficult, and expensive, to run a business.

Business cannot support this Bill and will be making our position clear as this Bill progresses through

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11:03

Free Download: Paulo Coelho, "The Manuscript Found In Accra" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Accepting The Fight"
by Paulo Coelho

"If someone confronts you over ideas or ideals, step up and accept the fight, because conflict is present in every moment of our lives and sometimes it needs to show itself in the broad light of day. But do not fight in order to prove that you are right or to impose your ideas or ideals on someone else.Only accept the fight as a way of keeping your spirit clean and your will spotless. When the fight is over, both sides will emerge as winners, because they tested their limitations and their abilities. Since both respect the courage and determination of the other, the time will come when they will once again walk along hand-in-hand, even if they have to wait a thousand years for that to happen.

Meanwhile, if someone merely wishes to provoke you, shake the dust from your feet and carry on. Only fight with a worthy opponent, and not with someone who uses trickery to prolong a war that is already over, as happens with all wars. Such cruelty does not come from the warriors who meet on the battlefield and know what they are doing there, but from those who manipulate victory and defeat for their own ends. The enemy is not the person standing before you, sword in hand. It is the person standing next to you with a dagger concealed behind his back.

The most important of wars is not waged with a lofty spirit and with your soul accepting its fate. It is the war that is going on now as we are speaking and whose battlefield is the Spirit, where Good and Evil, Courage and Cowardice, Love and Fear face each other."...

11:01

Oral Questions 11 September 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Questions to Ministers SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her statements and actions in relation to the resignation of the former Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media? KIRITAPU ALLAN to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy? SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her statements [] The post Oral Questions 11 September 2018 appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:00

Tell me lies tell me sweet little lies "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A reader wrote to me and pointed out that he had noticed that often what New Zealand Muslims say to the media does not match Islamic texts. His first example was what he called a puff piece article from the Otago Daily Times that was written not long after one of the many Islamic terror [] The post Tell me lies tell me sweet little lies appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:00

Wheres the Rest of our Country? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Phillip A Farruggio In the 1942 epic film Kings Row actor Ronald Reagan ( of all people ) played a down and out working stiff (Drake McHugh) who just had his legs amputated due to an accident. He was under anesthesia and did not know this. Thus, when he came to, he uttered that famous line: Wheres the rest of me!? This is a very appropriate query for all of us working stiffs as to the nature of this current economic state of affairs. For decades this Military Industrial Empire has been whittling away at our safety netfrom ALL sides! Funding for so many necessary services has been continually cut to the bone, while the empire keeps funding that militarism beast to the tune of over half of our federal tax revenue. No one or rather so few seem to care. At least Drake McHughs friends did when he screamed that famous scream. We have a Two Party/ One Party system that equally kneels at the altar of empire. Wall Street, Big Banking and the

11:00

How Mattis Spent His Birthday Weekend Is The Definition Of Service "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

He lives and breathes his service. Via Daily Caller: Secretary of Defense James Mattis turned 68 this weekend. The legendary Marine chose to celebrate his birth in a stereotypically Mattis way: by visiting troops in a dangerous war zone. Mattis made a surprise trip to Afghanistan on September 7th, just a day before his birthday. []

11:00

The Fed & Former Fed Heads Are Now Worried About The Future Of The Fed (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Fed & Former Fed Heads Are Now Worried About The Future Of The Fed Video X22 Report Consumers are tapped out, credit cards are at their max as revolving credit hits a new all time high. GDP growth...

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11:00

With 8,000 Lawsuits Pending, Bayer Claims No Buyers Remorse Following Monsanto Verdict "IndyWatch Feed World"

Bayer is dealing with the fallout from the 289 million dollar verdict against its new acquisition, Monsanto.

by Kristina Martin

Now that a jury has found the worlds most popular herbicide, glyphosate, guilty of causing a California mans non-Hodgkins lymphoma, the German pharmaceutical company faces increased scrutiny from regulators, shareholders, and the public. The number of lawsuits in the U.S. increased dramatically by the end of July.

Bayer finalized their Monsanto deal on July 7th, and the company has spent much of that time putting out legal and financial fires. Since the verdict, Bayer share prices have dropped over 10 percent.


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10:59

Energy Storage 2019 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The conference will bring together senior representatives from European energy suppliers, developers of storage technologies and suppliers energy storage services, policy regulators and industry associations, market analysts and consultants, research organisations and institutes, distributions network and transmission service operators, financial investments companies and governmental representatives.

10:59

Let's support Palestinian refugee children!! "IndyWatch Feed War"

Our friends at Beit Atfal Assumoud support over 1,000 Palestinian refugee children from Lebanon and over 100 Palestinian refugee children from Syria.

10:59

A Toxic Mix: Welfare Reform And The Mob In Remote Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Rome (Canberra) continues to fiddle while Black Australia burns. Professor Jon Altman weighs in on the ongoing disasters of government policy that have a tight grip on remote living Indigenous people.

In the last month I participated in two workshops. I used what I observed on my latest visit to Arnhem Land and what people were telling me to inform what I presented at the workshops.

The first workshop explored issues around excessive consumption by industrialised societies globally and how this is harming human health and destroying the planet. Workshop participants asked how such consumptogenic systems might be regulated for the global good? My job was to provide a case study from my research on consumption by Indigenous people in remote Australia.

The second workshop looked at welfare reform in the last decade in remote Indigenous Australia. In this workshop I looked at how welfare reform by the Australian state after the NT Intervention was creatively destroying the economy and lifeways of groups in Arnhem Land who are looking to live on their lands and off its natural resources.

Here I want to share some of what I said.

 

BROADLY speaking Indigenous policy in remote Australia is looking to do two things.

The first is to Close the Gaps so that Indigenous Australians can one future day have the same socio-economic status as other Australians. In remote Australia this goal is linked to the project to Develop the North via a combination of opening Aboriginal communities and lands to more market capitalism and extraction, purportedly for the improvement of disadvantaged Indigenous peoples and land owners.

While remote-living Indigenous people have economic and social justice rights to vastly improved wellbeing, in such scenarios of future economic equality based on market capitalism, the downsides of what I think of as consumptomania are never mentioned.

The second aim of policy is the extreme regulation of Indigenous people and their behaviour, when deemed unacceptable. In a punitive manifestation of neoliberal governmentality, the Australian state, and its nominated agents, are looking to morally restructure Indigenous people to transform them into model citizens: hard-working, individualistic, highly educated, nationally mobile at least in pursuit of work (not alcohol), and materially acquisitive.

This paternalistic project of improvement makes no concessions whatsoever to cultural difference, colonial history of neglect, connection to country, discrimination, and so on.

In the last decade new race-based instruments have been devised to regulate Indigenous people including their forms of expenditure (via income management), forms of working via the Community Devel...

10:50

Royal Ritual: Watch Freemasons Boast About Their Influence "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Royal Ritual: Watch Freemasons Boast About Their Influence from Vigilant Citizen This video of the Royal Ritual in London shows high-level Freemasons bragging about their heavy influence in all spheres of society in an extremely symbolic setting. by Vigilant Citizen...

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10:46

The Repetitive Cycle Of State Propaganda The Lies We Tell Ourselves To Maintain The Illusion "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/10/18). We have, as Harold Pinter said in his Nobel address, been feeding on a vast tapestry of lies that surrounds us, lies uttered by nihilistic leaders and []

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10:43

STUNNING: Tucker Carlson Reveals Explosive Email from Google Exec on How Company Actively Assisted Hillary in 2016 (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

FOX News host Tucker Carlson revealed evidence on Monday on Google was actively working to get Hillary Clinton elected and now there is evidence.

Tucker Carlson has an email from Google executive who admitted in her correspondence to top Google officials on how disappointed she was that Hillary Clinton lost after all of the work the company did for Hillary as a silent donation.

The email came from Senior employee Eliana Murillo, the former head of Googles multicultural marketing department. Eliana deployed the companys resources to increase voter turnout in ways she believed would help the Clinton campaign win in the last election.


Elianas tweets were recently set to private.

Eliana sent the email on November 9, 2016, that was one day after the presidential election. The email was forwarded by two Google vice presidents to more staff members throughout the company. Eliana touted Googles multifaceted efforts to boost Hispanic turnout. She knows Latinos voted in record numbers especially in states like Georgia, Nevada and Arizona a key state for us. Eliana admitted Google used its power to ensure millions of people saw certain hashtags and social media impressions. The goal was to influence behavior during the election.

Google also supported partners like Voto Latino to offer rides to polling stations.

Google described this as a silent donation to the far left group.

So here is the proof that Google is using its power to shape American elections, speech and culture.

Isnt it about time Republicans and the US government act on Google?

Via Tucker Carlson Tonight:

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10:32

Broadway Actress On Trump: Wheres John Wilkes Booth When You Need Him? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Crazy people keeping the Secret Service busy. Via Fox News: Broadway legend Carole Cook implied she wants to see President Trump get assassinated, asking Wheres John Wilkes Booth when you need him? when approached by a TMZ cameraman in Los Angeles on Sunday night. The 94-year-old Cooks comment delighted her husband, who quickly reminded viewers []

10:30

NEW Docs Reveal STRZOK Authored Draft Letter over Reopening Clinton Email Probe! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

NEW Docs Reveal STRZOK Authored Draft Letter over Reopening Clinton Email Probe! Video Judicial Watch Judicial Watch released 424 pages of FBI records, including an email revealing that recently fired FBI official Peter Strzok created the initial draft of...

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Satirical image of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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10:28

A Note For The Stupid and Wrong Crowd in Canberra "IndyWatch Feed National"

The tower EXPLOSIONS

by Dee McLachlan

Another year has circled by, and now it is seventeen years since two planes flew into the twin towers, and traumatized people across the globe. It was a deceit on the people of unimaginable proportions.

Several years ago when Joshua Anthony Frydenberg, now the Treasurer of Australia and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, entered parliament, his first question was about 9-11. It was really a statement denigrating those questioning the False Flag event. The then prime minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, called it stupid and wrong to question the official narrative of 19 Arabs attacking New York and the Pentagon.

I just cant wrap my head around how humans in powerful positions could orchestrate such...

10:25

Screw the Troofers Trump Closes Door on 9/11 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Editors note:  The partnership of 9/11 terror was Mossad out of Fort Lee, New Jersey and cells in Connecticut, the Bronx and Manhattan and a very minor Saudi presence under Mohammed Atta.  The story below is from the very controlled Russian press that does little more than run cover for Israel.  What do they have []

10:24

Bitcoin Zillionaire Worlds FIRST! Shares Secrets HERE! "IndyWatch Feed World"

The worlds first bitcoin zillionaire Libertarian Larry Lorenzo shares his secrets to how to maximize the markets and share the block chains to make two chainz.

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10:23

Contempt for international justice "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The International Criminal Court is the primary enforcer of international human rights law and norms against war crimes and crimes against humanity. So naturally, the United States is threatening its judges:

John Bolton, the hawkish US national security adviser, has threatened the international criminal court (ICC) with sanctions and made an excoriating attack on the institution in a speech in Washington.

Bolton pushed for sanctions over an ICC investigation into alleged American war crimes in Afghanistan. He also announced on Monday the closure of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington because of its calls for an ICC inquiry into Israel.

[...]

He said the Trump administration would fight back and impose sanctions even seeking to criminally prosecute ICC officials if the court formally proceeded with opening an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by US military and intelligence staff during the war in Afghanistan or pursued any investigation into Israel or other US allies.

Bolton vowed that the United States would retaliate by banning ICC judges and prosecutors from entering the US, imposing sanctions on any funds they had in the States and prosecuting them in the American court system.

If the court comes after us, Israel, or other US allies we will not sit quietly, he said, also threatening to impose the same sanctions on any country that aided the investigation.


Afghanistan has been a party to the ICC since 2003, and any crimes against humanity that happen on its territory can be investigated or prosecuted by the court. The actions of US soldiers in Afghanistan are within the court's jurisdiction.

10:22

Young blood an elixir that prevents age-related diseases, study reveals "IndyWatch Feed World"

Blood factors obtained from young beings can improve late-life health in animals and put an end to age-related diseases. Blood taken from a young person could be the key to maintaining long-lasting health in old age, scientists claim. Blood factors obtained from young beings can improve late-life health in animals, the study published in Nature journal revealed. It could also help reduce the chances of developing age-related diseases, the scientists at University College London (UCL) said. Dame Linda Partridge, a geneticist at UCL, said research shows that young blood could allow humans to live a life free of diseases such as cancer and heart disease right up until their deaths. "I would say ageing is the emperor of all diseases," she told The Times. "A lot of people regard ageing as 'natural' and that therefore you shouldn't interfere with nature. But we've always considered it an ethical imperative to cure illness where we find it."

10:20

Barack Obama is Done Holding Back "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Obama at the University of Illinois last Friday:
Of course, theres always been another darker aspect to Americas story. Progress doesnt just move in a straight line. Theres a reason why progress hasnt been easy and why throughout our history every two steps forward seems to sometimes produce one step back. Each time we painstakingly pull ourselves closer to our founding ideals, that all of us are created equal, endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, the ideals that say every child should have opportunity and every man and woman in this country whos willing to work hard should be able to find a job and support a family and pursue their small peace of the American dream, ideals that say we have a collective responsibility to care for the sick and the and we have a responsibility to conserve the amazing bounty, the natural resources of this country and of this planet for future generations each time weve gotten closer to those ideals, somebody somewhere has pushed back.

The status quo pushes back. Sometimes the backlash comes from people who are genuinely, if wrongly, fearful of change. More often its manufactured by the powerful and the privileged who want to keep us divided and keep us angry and keep us cynical because it helps them maintain the status quo and keep their power and keep their privilege. And you happen to be coming of age during one of those moments.

It did not start with Donald Trump. He is a symptom, not the cause. Hes just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years, a fear and anger thats rooted in our past but its also born out of the enormous upheavals that have taken place in your brief lifetimes. . . .

And even though your generation is the most diverse in history with a greater acceptance and celebration of our differences than ever before, those are the kinds of conditions that are ripe for exploitation by politicians who have no compunction and no shame about tapping into Americas dark history of racial and ethnic and religious division. Appealing to tribe, appealing to fear, pitting one group against another, telling people that order and security will be restored if it werent for those who dont look like us or dont sound like us or dont pray like we do, thats an old playbook. Its as old as time.

And in a healthy democracy, it doesnt work. Our antibodies kick in, and people of goodwill from across the political spectrum call out the bigots and the fear mongers and work to compromise and get things done and promote the better angels of our nature.

But when theres a vacuum in our democracy, when we dont vote, when we take our basic rights and freedoms for granted, when we turn away an...

10:20

NBC's Live "Jesus Christ Superstar" "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I see NBC won a bunch of Emmys for their live broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar with John Legend, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Sara Bareilles, directed by David Leveaux. Deservedly so, I would say; I loved it, and it is now my favorite version. You can watch it all on Youtube.


Legend is great, doing Jesus as a sort of hippy pop star, but Dixon is simply amazing as Judas. Opening song here.

10:15

Does Australia Have The Courage To Challenge Indias Defiance Over Kashmir? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australia has an imoprtant role to play in protecting the lives of the people in India Administered Kashmir, writes Lee Rhiannon*.

Thousands of eucalyptus trees line the motorway to Istanbuls International Airport. As I headed home after six days meeting with Kashmiris and Pakistanis and visiting Kashmir, I took this as a welcome reminder that Australia at times has played a constructive role in this region working with the United Nations on ways to achieve Kashmiri self-determination.

I chose to visit after Kashmiris living in Australia raised concerns with me about human rights abuses in their homeland, and urged that I should see for myself. When Britain finally ended its colonisation of the subcontinent in 1947, the violence was extreme.

Until 1985, Australian military observers were part of the United Nations Military Observer Group in Kashmir. In 1950 Sir Owen Dixon, the sixth Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, was appointed by the United Nations Security Council as the UN representative to organise a plebiscite on self-determination in Jammu and Kashmir.

The plebiscite, a recommendation carried in a number of UN resolutions, was however never held. This is not a reflection on Sir Owen Dixon. It was a collective failure of governments.

Tragically over many decades the global community from official channels to progressive movements have largely followed a hands off approach to Kashmir. It is astonishing how little coverage the issue receives in the West considering it is estimated that more than 47,000 people have died since 1947. The narrative that this should be left as a bilateral matter has come to dominate.

That could be about to change. The many Kashmiris I met have great hope that the UN human rights report on Kashmir, released in June, sets out the stark dimensions of the conflict and the recommendations have the potential to provide a pathway to self-determination.

The 49-page report reveals that millions have suffered human rights abuses. The harm caused by the pellet-firing shotgun, currently the favoured weapon of the Indian military in India Administered Kashmir, is singled out. More than 6,000 people were injured by the metal pellets from 2016 to March 2017. Many people have lost their sight and at least 17 have died.

The report also notes that up to 145 civilians were killed by security forces between mid-July 2016 and the end of March 2018. Tragically, rape and sexual violence remain weapons of the occupying forces.

Kashmiri women have been largely absent from narratives about this region. The gendered violence that results in thousands of widows, single parent families and women led households heightens womens feelings of vulnerability, financial insecurity and emotional trauma and...

10:12

Facial-recognition boarding passes now a reality at one U.S. airport "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Facial-recognition systems are now interfacing with travelers digital face prints and matching those passengers to their appropriate flights at Dulles International Airport gates.

From NextGov.com:

The new veriScan system developed by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authoritywith guidance from U.S. Customs and Border Protectionscans the faces of travelers approaching the gate. The system then compares the photo to a gallery that includes images of that personeither their passport photo for U.S. citizens or the photo taken of foreign nationals when they entered the country. The process eliminates the need for an airline employee to manually check every boarding pass and passport while boarding a plane.

The scan takes fractions of a second and has shown to be 99 percent accurate during testing, according to CBP Commissioner John McAleenan, who was joined by MWAA President Jack Potter and airline representatives for an unveiling event Thursday.

So if somebody did come through and they were not on the manifest I would get an alert here that would show me that that person is not verified for boarding, a VeriScan representative said during a demonstration of the technology.

Rest assured it will only be a matter of time before such technology will be rolled out at every major airport in the United States.

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10:10

THE BULLISH COT SETUPS IN GOLD AND SILVER "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

THE BULLISH COT SETUPS IN GOLD AND SILVER from NFTRH You may know me as the guy using weird planetary alignments while assigning proper fundamentals to the gold sector, and recently even doing the same with a somewhat subjective and...

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10:09

Never Forget: Firefighters Are Disposable Props #PropagandaWatch "IndyWatch Feed War"

corbettreport | September 10, 2018 September is the season for 9/11 propaganda and this year is no exception. But of all the 9/11 propaganda that we face, perhaps the most galling is the way that the real heroes of that day, the first responders, are treated as nothing more than disposable props to prop up []

10:03

Ken Starr Considered Perjury Charges Against Hillary Clinton "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Everyone sees the crime, but no one ever pulls the prosecution trigger on her. Via Daily Wire: In an explosive new memoir, former independent counsel Ken Starr revealed that he considered bringing perjury charges against Hillary Clinton after a 1995 deposition with investigators. In Starrs memoir, which was obtained in advance by Fox News, Starr []

10:02

Open Letter Criticizes Human Rights Watch On Nicaragua "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I am writing to protest vigorously about your August 23rd press report in which you accuse two Nicaraguan police officials of leading the assassination of dozens of protesters during the recent crisis in Nicaragua. These accusations rest on evidence supplied by local human rights organizations, either directly or via bodies such as the IACHR, which in many cases are contested or unsubstantiated, or misleadingly blame state actors for violence that was actually carried out by protesters.

10:01

Couple Accused of Stealing Donations for Homeless Man Will Likely Face Criminal Indictment "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Wow, this is very disappointing.  Last year a woman named Kate McClure posted a GoFundMe campaign for a homeless man named Johnny Bobbit after he gave her his last $20 for gas in her car.  Mrs. McClure raised over $400,000 Continue reading

10:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: View from Clarion Hotel by Copenhagen airport of wind farms in a row in the sea.  They as a country apparently are 50% self sufficient. NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a window with preferably part of the window in the shot. They do not have to [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Climate change and rural confidence Mike Chapman:

There has been a lot of talk in the media and in boardrooms about a drop in business confidence. This is also a hot topic in the rural sector, with some of the employment law changes causing concerns about the ongoing financial viability of businesses, and economic growth stalling. An additional concern for the rural sector is the impact of climate change adaptation on primary industry businesses.

Recent reports published on climate change include models that increase hectares planted in trees, and in fruit and vegetables. Some models have fruit and vegetables increasing from todays 116,000 hectares used for growing, to 1 million hectares. Thats a big increase in growing area and for horticulture, it will most likely come from what is now dairy land. Forests are more likely to be planted on sheep and beef land. The challenge with models is that they make predictions, but turning that into reality may not be easy. . .

Waimea Dam investor that revived project remains a mystery Erik Frykberg:

A mystery investment which helped get approval for the Waimea Dam project near Nelson is likely to remain anonymous for now.

The investment is for $11 million, and it helped Tasman District Council put the dam project back on course after it was blocked for financial reasons last week.

While little is being said about the investment, RNZ understands it comes in the form of convertible preference shares from an institutional investor, possibly a nominee company from in or around Richmond. . .

Waimea Dam decision good news for Tasman:

The decision by Tasman District Council to support a revised funding proposal to enable the Waimea community dam to proceed is good news for the district, says IrrigationNZ.

Without a dam, the council says that urban and rural water users will be facing significant water use cuts from this summer...

10:00

The Daily "Near You?" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

10:00

Trump Is Proving To Be Absolutely Toxic For Republicans In Swing Districts Currently Held By Republicans "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

More Democrats need to run on this and NOT on Pelosi's insane idea of restoring PAY-GO

Two very different polls with interesting information came out this morning, one from Quinnipiac and one from Monmouth. Both carry very bad news for the GOP. I bet you haven't seen this before: American voters believe 55% to 28% that the allegations "anonymous" made-- and that were made by anonymous senior White House staffers in Fear that Trump's top aides work behind his back "to keep him from making what the aides believe are bad decisions"-- are true. Even 27% of Republicans believe it! Normal Americans seem much more certain than Republicans are. Among Democrats, 82% believe the assertions and among Independent voters 52% believe (and 33% don't believe). Asked if Trump is honest or not, 32% of Americans say he is and 60% understand that he's a congenital liar, incapable of opening his filthy mouth without lying. Among Republicans, only 17% understand he's a liar, but 92% of Democrats and 63% of Independents do. Nor is dishonesty the only trait polled that contributes to Trump's overall 38/54% approval/disapproval rating.
Good leadership skills- No- 57%
Cares about average Americans- No- 55%
Level-headed- No- 65%
Strong- Yes- 57%
...

10:00

HPR2637: Convert it to Text "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Why use plain text? Portability Use with Unix tools Use with Ranger Ranger for the win Ranger is a free console file manager that gives you greater flexibility and a good overview of your files without having to leave your *nix console. It visualizes the directory tree in two dimensions: the directory hierarchy on one, lists of files on the other, with a preview to the right so you know where youll be going. The scope functionality is where converting to text pays off. Located at $HOME/.config/ranger/scope.sh, scope is the feature that allows for file preview from inside the console. Text files are highlighted based on their file extension, for non-text files, different converters can be used to coerce the file into a text representation. Some items are available out of the box, but the configuration is written in such a way that any text can be presented in the preview screen. The basic format of the scope switch statement is as follows: case "$extension" in odt|odp) try odt2txt "$path" && { dump | trim | fmt -s -w $width; exit 0; };; Tools in the toolset atool caca-utils poppler-utils catdoc catppt odt2txt ods2tsv docx2txt xlsx2csv mediainfo lynx/w3m/elinks highlight Bonus tools q jq xmlstarlet

Hot Streak: Finding Patterns in Creative Career Breakthroughs "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

International research team discovers career hot streaks occur in science, art and film:

A team of researchers [...] examined the works of nearly 30,000 scientists, artists and film directors to learn if high-impact works in those fields came in streaks.

According to Lu Liu, a doctoral student in the College of IST and member of the research team, they found a universal pattern.

"Around 90 percent of professionals in those industries have at least one hot hand, and some of them have two or even three," she said.

[...] Liu says that there are two previous schools of thought regarding hot streaks in individual careers. According to the "Matthew effect," the more famous you become, the more likely you'll have success later, which supports the existence of a hot streak. The other school of thought -- the random impact rule -- implies that the success of a career is primarily random and is primarily driven by levels of productivity.

"Our findings provide a different point of view regarding individual careers," said Liu. "We found a period when an individual performs better than his normal career, and that the timing of a hot streak is random."

Read more of this story at SoylentNews.

09:56

"There was a loud crack. The crowd gasped" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"There was a loud crack. The crowd gasped"
by Bill Bonner

CHERBOURG, FRANCE Yesterday, on our way to the Cherbourg ferry, we stopped in at a local farm fair in Normandy. On display were the best cows in the region, along with a demonstration of old farming equipment. A batteuse is a threshing machine. Invented by a Scotsman in the 18th century, and improved and widely employed in the 19th, it was one of the many mechanical advances that reduced the need for farm labor.
The local farmers show off the 19th century batteuse, a threshing machine.

These innovations were so successful that the whole world of work was turned upside down. At the beginning of the 19th century, almost everyone was a farmer. By the end of the 20th century, almost no one was. In the space of 200 years, almost the entire labor force was retrained and redirected.

Swing Riots: Harvesting was heavy, hard, communal work up until a few years ago. It took many hands to separate the wheat from the chaff. You had to beat the dried plant with flails; that is, you had to give it a good thrashing to shake loose the wheat from the straw. Then, along came the mechanical thresher (the batteuse here in France) to make the process easier. But it didnt look very easy yesterday. A group of local hobbyists keeps the old machines in service. The machines still work, but the old farmers who know how to use them are failing....

09:51

Sweden election: Political deadlock likely after gains by far-right party "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-10/sweden-faces-political-deadlock-after-far-right-gain-in-election/10220320

Sweden is headed for a hung parliament after an election that saw the popularity of the nationalist Sweden Democrats surge, as one of Europes most liberal nations turns right amid fears over immigration.

Far-right parties have made spectacular gains throughout Europe in recent years amid growing anxiety over national identity and the effects of globalisation and immigration following armed conflict in the Middle East and North Africa.

In Sweden, an influx of 163,000 asylum seekers in 2015 the most in Europe relative to the countrys population of 10 million has polarised voters and fractured the political consensus.

With almost all districts having reported, the ruling centre-left Social Democrats and Greens and their Left Party parliamentary allies had 40.6 per cent of the vote, while the opposition centre-right Alliance was at 40.3 per cent.

That gave the centre-left 144 seats in the 349-seat Parliament against...

09:50

Is a Major Attack on Syria Feasible? Or Are Russias Area Denial Forces Just Too Strong? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Is a Major Attack on Syria Feasible? Or Are Russias Area Denial Forces Just Too Strong? from Russia-Insider As a result a Western attack, should it occur, would most likely be limited to a symbolic strike as per April 2018...

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09:50

Police Attack IWW Kjipuktuk Rally In Support of Striking Prisoners "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Report from IWW Kjipuktuk on the recent police attack on their rally, organized in support of hunger striking prisoners at Burnside, which was part of the larger #PrisonStrike.

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Some members of the Kjipuktuk GMB joined others to peacefully demonstrate at the Burnside Prison to show prisoners that they are not alone and have support on the outside. About 30 supporters rallied outside of Burnside, in view of two of the ranges. They played music, held banners, and chanted in support of the prisoners and against the prison-industrial complex. At one point, chants of You are not alone! echoed off the walls of the ranges. Prisoners inside saw and heard the support, and made noise inside to join with the demonstration.

As the peaceful demonstrators were walking towards the road to exit the property, officers from Halifax Regional Police arrived onsite. Without any warning or communication, officers aggressively engaged the supporters. One person was tackled and arrested, an officer sprayed pepper spray at the group, and a third officer brought out a police dog, and threatened protesters that they would be bitten by the dog. All of this was done before any order to vacate the property was communicated by the police. One supporter was arrested at the scene. They have not yet been released, and we understand charges are being laid against them.

IWW Kjipuktuk once again reaffirms its support for the protesting prisoners and their 10 demands. Further, we extend our full support to our fellow worker who has been arrested. We denounce in the strongest terms the unwarranted aggression and escalation of this incident on the part of the police, and we call for full accountability for their reckless actions. In solidarity, and towards a world without cops or prisons,

The Industrial Workers of the World Kjipuktuk

09:49

The Big Bang: Ten years of the LHC "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Large Hadron Collider went online at CERN on September 10, 2008.

Happy tenth anniversary, ten years of proving that the fear mongering Chicken Littles should have kept quiet.  (The black hole is falling!  The black hole is falling!)

Big Bang Large Hadron Collider is switched on

The 5 billion Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will smash protons one of the building blocks of matter into each other at energies up to seven times greater than any achieved before.

The LHC, a colossal machine housed in a 27 kilometre (17 mile) tunnel buried under 100 metres of rock, straddles the borders of Switzerland and France between Lake Geneva and the Jura mountains.

09:48

PLOT TWIST: Joseph Mifsud Alive and Operating Under New Identity, Advisor Says "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Joseph Mifsud

Joseph Mifsud is a Maltese academic, with high level connections to the Russian state and UK politicians. Mifsud is a former employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malta, a former principal in the London Centre of International Law Practice, a professorial teaching fellow at the University of Stirling in Scotland, and director of the Diplomatic Academy of London.

George Papadopoulos, the lower level campaign worker for the Trump campaign, appears to have been targeted by three individuals with ties to British and/or U.S. Intelligence: Joseph Mifsud, Alexander Downer and Stefan Halper.

It is alleged Joseph Mifsud told George Papadopoulos that the Russians had Hillarys missing emails.

Mifsud went missing in 2017 after his connections to George Papadopoulos became public.

On Friday the DNC said in a court filing Joseph Mifsud may be dead after repeated attempts by the DNC counsel to serve Mifsud came up empty as they were unable to contact or locate him.

Now this

An advisor to Mifsud told reporter for The Daily Caller, Chuck Ross that Joseph Mifsud is alive and operating under another identity.

The Daily Caller reported:

A Swiss-German lawyer who has been described as a close friend and adviser of Mifsuds calls the allegation nonsense.

Im in a better mood today. I got it from really good sources. They say that he is alive, that he has another identity, and that he is staying somewhere, at a nice place, Stephan Roh told The Daily Caller News Foundation on Sunday.

I just this morning got a message, indirectly, that he is alive and that they have provided him with another identity, added Roh, who did not descri...

09:45

A Look At The Linux Graphics/Gaming Performance With GNOME 3.30 X.Org/Wayland "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Given last week's big GNOME 3.30 release I was eager to test the updated desktop environment with its Mutter compositor improvements on Wayland as well as seeing how its performance under the conventional X.Org Server. Here are some of these benchmarks of various graphics applications and games tested under both GNOME 3.28.3 and GNOME 3.30.0 with both Wayland and X.Org sessions.

09:44

Butina prosecutors wrote their own James Bond novel with sex allegations and the media loved it "IndyWatch Feed War"

Jailed Russian spy Maria Butina / Facebook RT | September 10, 2018 US prosecutors who wrongly accused Russian foreign agent and gun activist Maria Butina of trading sex for influence peddled their own cheap James Bond fan fiction. No matter how incorrect, the media lapped it up. Butinas request to be released until the time []

09:44

U.S. says Syria plans gas attack in rebel stronghold "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-says-syria-plans-gas-attack-in-rebel-stronghold-1536535853

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has approved the use of chlorine gas in an offensive against the countrys last major rebel stronghold, U.S. officials said, raising the prospects for another retaliatory U.S. military strike as thousands try to escape what could be a decisive battle in the seven-year-old war.

In a recent discussion about Syria, people familiar with the exchange said, President Trump threatened to conduct a massive attack against Mr. Assad if he carries out a massacre in Idlib, the northwestern province that has become the last refuge for more than three million people and as many as 70,000 opposition fighters that the regime considers to be terrorists.

International efforts to avert an offensive have failed to dissuade Syria, Russia and Iran as they try to deliver a crippling blow to rebels who appear to be on the verge of defeat after trying for seven years to force Mr. Assad from power. Russia and Syria have stepped up their airstrikes, whi...

09:40

"The Ultimate, Extraordinary Extreme..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Evil people hate the light because it reveals themselves to themselves. 
They will destroy the light, the goodness, the love in order to avoid the pain
of self-awareness. Evil is laziness carried to its ultimate, extraordinary extreme."
- Dr. M. Scott Peck, "The Road Less Traveled"

09:39

Les mgaprojets agricoles dans le sud de l'Algrie, sont-ils une tromperie ? "IndyWatch Feed World"

08 Sep 2018 | Maghreb EmergentIl parait que de richissimes hommes d'affaires algriens ont bnfici des terres agricoles avec des superficies de 10 000 ha, mais jusqu' prsent aucun investissement n'a t ralis.

09:39

Journe internationale des monocultures au Gabon "IndyWatch Feed World"

10 Sep 2018 | La voix de la DolaLe prsident de Muyissi environnement Mouila, Ladislas Dsir Ndembet, invit de l'mission Focus sur La voix de la Dola

09:38

X22 Report: The Fed & Former Fed Heads Are Now Worried About The Future Of The Fed "IndyWatch Feed World"

X22 Report: The Fed & Former Fed Heads Are Now 
Worried About The Future Of The Fed

X22 Report: T Minus [0:00],Prepare For Release,The Storm Is Here

09:38

George W. Bushs love-fest with Michelle Big Mike Obama "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In July 2010, in an article in the American Spectator, Americas Ruling Class And the Perils of Revolution, Boston University Professor Emeritus Angelo M. Codevilla made the trenchant observation that the real divide in America is not so much between liberals Continue reading

09:36

"If You Have Come To Help Me...." "IndyWatch Feed National"

 "If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. 
But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, 
then let us work together."
- 1970s Aboriginal activists group, Queensland

09:35

Michael Avenatti Now Being Sued By Sex Icon "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Maybe he should be less concerned about ambulance chasing and pretending to be a 2020 candidate and pay more attention to all the legal judgments piling up against him. Via Daily Caller: A judge in California ruled that Michael Avenatti may be liable for damages after he allegedly revealed the existence of a hush agreement []

09:33

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hit southeast of Loyalty Islands "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit southeast of Loyalty Islands at 19:31 UTC on September 10, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the USGS,...... Read more

Asteroid 2018 RJ3 flew past Earth at 0.44 LD, 6th in 7 days "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RJ3 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.44 LD / 0.00112 AU (167 549 km / 104 110 miles) on September 7, 2018. This is the 6th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since September 3, including 2018 RW on...... Read more

Climate mitigation has an ally in need of recognition and land rights: indigenous peoples in tropical countries "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

As global warming continues to outpace the tepid international response, a range of environmentalists are raising their collective voice to demand full rights and recognition for those long associated with land stewardship connected to climate mitigation: indigenous peoples. On Monday, September 10, researchers released what they called the most comprehensive assessment to date of carbon storage on forested lands occupied by indigenous peoples and local communities in 64 tropical countries. One of the main findings of the research is that indigenous peoples are far better stewards of the land than their countries governments. Indigenous communities often work to keep forests intact, which, in turn, keeps carbon locked in trees, vegetation, roots, and soil instead of seeing it released into the atmosphere through deforestation and soil disturbance for ranching, mining, or timbering. In fact, the study, led by Rights and Resources International (RRI), found that indigenous peoples manage nearly 300 million metric tons of carbon stored above and below ground on their lands. That sequestered carbon, the study found, is equal to 33 years-worth of worldwide emissions, given a 2017 baseline. The findings came the same day United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres decried the paralysis of global leadership on climate action as impacts extreme weather, sea-level rise, wildfires, ocean degradation, deforestation continue to accelerate. He called on all nations to intensify their efforts after lackluster negotiations in Bangkok, Thailand last week. The RRI-led study aimed to emphasize the role indigenous peoples can play in their own countries when it

Der Internationale Strafgerichtshof macht gerade Anstalten, ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Der Internationale Strafgerichtshof macht gerade Anstalten, Kriegsverbrechen von US-Amerikanern in Afghanistan zu untersuchen. Da findet Trumps "Berater fr nationale Sicherheit" John Bolton gewohnt krftige Worte:

The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court, Bolton will say, according to a draft of his speech seen by Reuters.

Bolton will also say that the State Department will announce the closure of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington out of concern about Palestinian attempts to prompt an ICC investigation of Israel.

The United States will always stand with our friend and ally, Israel, says Boltons draft text.

Bolton dreht seit Jahren frei.

Sehr geil auch, wie sich Israel dazu uert:

The Palestinians resort to the ICC and refusal to negotiate with Israel and the United States is not the way to advance peace, and it is good that the United States is taking a clear stand on this matter, said an Israeli official who requested anonymity.
Ja nee, klar.

Die Lbecker Staatsanwaltschaft hat gegen den Leiter ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Die Lbecker Staatsanwaltschaft hat gegen den Leiter des Weien Rings Lbeck Anklage erhoben. Ich verstehe ja immer nicht, wieso die Leute immer "Ex-Leiter" schreiben bei sowas. Der war der Leiter da. Na klar ist er jetzt nicht mehr Leiter, jetzt wo diese Scheie rauskommt und verhandelt wird. Aber zum Tatzeitpunkt war er es. Ich finde nicht, dass der Weie Ring sich da reinwaschen kann, indem sie den Typen feuern. Der Weie Ring ist eine Opferschutzvereinigung, falls die jemand nicht kennt. Die machen immer Werbung in der U-Bahn in Berlin, daher kenne ich die. Dem Typ wird vorgeworfen, dass er hilfesuchende Frauen bedrngt und sexuell belstigt haben soll. Geht es berhaupt noch krasser? Der Leiter einer Hilfsorganisation fr Opfer? Und der fllt dann erstmal ber die Opfer her?!

Wartet, wird noch krasser. Der Mann ist pensionierter Polizeihauptkommissar.

What the FUCK!?

Noch ist das nur eine Anklage, kein Urteil. Es gilt die Unschuldsvermutung. Der Mann bestreitet alle Vorwrfe. Mal gucken, wie das ausgeht.

Aber mal ehrlich: Wenn sich die Vorwrfe als wahr herausstellen, dann kannste doch den Weien Ring nur noch direkt zumachen, meint ihr nicht?

brigens: Nicht der erste Vorwurf in die Richtung. Leider ist der Link von damals inzwischen depubliziert.

Update: Aber archive.org hat ihn noch.

In den USA gibt es ja alle Nase lang ein Mass Shooting. ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

In den USA gibt es ja alle Nase lang ein Mass Shooting. Jemand mit einer Schusswaffe ballert irgendwelche Leute ber den Haufen. Und von der Politik gibt es dann immer die selbe Floskel: Our thoughts and prayers are with the families. Immer das selbe. Niemand tut was dagegen, Und dann diese Hohlfloskel. Thoughts and Prayers.

Und ich denke mir dann immer: Gut, dass wir sowas nicht haben. Daber stellt sich raus: Doch, haben wir. Schaut mal hier:

Emprt und betroffen hat die Bundesregierung auf rechtsradikale Vorkommnisse in Kthen reagiert. Am Sonntag war es dort zu Nazi-Sprechchren gekommen. Die Polizei nahm zehn Anzeigen auf. Auslser war der Tod eines 22-Jhrigen.

Die Bundesregierung hat bestrzt auf die rechtsradikalen Vorkommnisse in der sachsen-anhaltischen Stadt Kthen am Sonntagabend reagiert.

Das fiel mir heute wie Schuppen von den Augen. Das ist unsere Bullshit-Floskel. Das sind unsere Thoughts and Prayers. Wir sind emprt und betroffen! Und bestrzt! Gibt es irgendwas wertloseres, das die htten sagen knnen? Mir fllt nichts ein. Genau wie Anthony Jeselnik treffend erklrt:
All you are doing, is saying: Don't forget about me today! Don't forget about me! Lots of crazy distractions in the news today, but don't forget how sads I am!

Meine Damen und Herren, liebe Hrer, es ist endlich ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Meine Damen und Herren, liebe Hrer, es ist endlich soweit: Alternativlos 42 ist da. Unser Gast ist Joscha Bach, den ihr vielleicht von seinen CCC-Congress-Vortrgen kennt. Wenn nicht, habe ich sie verlinkt.

Also ich zum ersten Mal in einen seiner Vortrge reingeguckt habe, dachte ich: WTF? Dann: What the I don't even!? Dann: OMGWTF!?!? Und schlielich: Es muss wunderbar sein, ich verstehe kein Wort!

Diese Erfahrung hat sich seitdem jedes Mal wiederholt, wenn ich ihm begegnet bin. Als er dann zufllig in der Nhe war (eigentlich arbeitet er am MIT gerade), haben wir ihn uns gekrallt und schnell eine Sendung aufgenommen, die hoffentlich auch alle Ansprche erfllt, die ihr so an eine Sendung mit der Nummer 42 gestellt haben knntet.

Weil unsere Audioingenieur Dr. Gerd Eist gerade anderweitig ausgelastet ist, hat Frank das wieder durch ein Shellskript ersetzt, das sich als recht widerspenstig herausgestellt hat. Von der unfassbaren Wartezeit erklrt das aber gerade mal ein paar Wochen. Wir sind Schuld, wir wissen es, und es tut uns furchtbar leid. Vielleicht sollten wir mal unsere Berufe aufgeben und nur noch Podcasts machen.

Anyway.

Bei der Gelegenheit mal eine kleine Umfrage. Wir hatten noch eine andere Sendung aufgenommen, zu einem Thema, das mir persnlich sehr wichtig war, nmlich Jordan Peterson und der aufstrebende Einfluss des Konservatismus. Allerdings hat ein Freund sich recht kritisch geuert, der reingehrt hat, weil wir weder von Bibelexegese noch von der Theorie des Konservatismus wirklich Ahnung hatten, und er fand, die Sendung entsprche daher nicht unseren blichen Qualittsansprchen. Wollt ihr die trotzdem hren? Auch auf die Gefahr hin, dass die nicht so gut ist? Wir knnten die ja auf ins Darknet leaken oder so, und dann sagen, Franks Apple-Cloud-Accounts seien von den Nordkoreanern penetriert worden. Dann wrde niemand sein Gesicht verlieren. Aber bevor ihr darber nachdenkt, hrt euch erstmal die Sendung 42 an. Ich finde, sie ist ein ganz groer Wurf geworden. Ich habe nicht mal die Hlfte verstanden, und ich war der Moderator!

Resistance runs amok in the US Deep Throat War (Pepe Escobar ) "IndyWatch Feed World"

10/09/2018 - Bob Woodwards book and the resistance op-ed look increasingly like a sophisticated psy-ops scheme and a prelude for a Deep State coup The New York Times front page, ...

India, Russia and the Post-USAmerican Century (MK Bhadrakumar) "IndyWatch Feed World"

10/09/2018 - Indias impending purchase of the Russian S-400 missile system has come to be the leitmotif of the 2+2 dialogue of the foreign and defence ministers of India and the United States ...

09:30

FixedIt: alleged sexual assault is not the same as being kissed "IndyWatch Feed National"

The ABC reported that a Sydney man was charged with stalk/intimidate with the intent to cause fear, trespass and common assault after he allegedly broke into the ABC Sydney studios, grabbed and assaulted presenter Genevieve Fricker.

Kissing someone can be romantic, passionate, affectionate, sexual and loving. Assaulting someone is none of those things and is in fact a crime. These are not words that can be used interchangeably.

Its both abhorrent  and inaccurate when news outlets describe an alleged assault using language that indicates romance, but its even more staggering when they do it about one of their own staff members. Genevieve Fricker is not alleging the man kissed her, she is alleging that he assaulted her and she should at the very least be able to rely on her employer to understand her allegations as a claim of violence.

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09:30

Here is what women bring to politics "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

that we could really do without. Excessive emotion. In her resignation speech last week, Clare Curran spoke of how she is, after all, a human being and that she was unable to cope with the  relentless pressure  that was put upon her. She claimed her mistakes were  not deliberate (such as hiding details of [] The post Here is what women bring to politics appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:30

Rick Rule | A New Exploration Cycle in Mining is Coming (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Rick Rule | A New Exploration Cycle in Mining is Coming Video Sprott Media Rick Rule, President & CEO of Sprott US Holdings Inc., joins Albert Lu, President & CEO of Sprott US Media, to explore the topics that...

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09:26

The Commons Clause doesn't help the commons "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Commons Clause was announced recently, along with several projects moving portions of their codebase under it. It's an additional restriction intended to be applied to existing open source licenses with the effect of preventing the work from being sold[1], where the definition of being sold includes being used as a component of an online pay-for service. As described in the FAQ, this changes the effective license of the work from an open source license to a source-available license. However, the site doesn't go into a great deal of detail as to why you'd want to do that.

Fortunately one of the VCs behind this move wrote an opinion article that goes into more detail. The central argument is that Amazon make use of a great deal of open source software and integrate it into commercial products that are incredibly lucrative, but give little back to the community in return. By adopting the commons clause, Amazon will be forced to negotiate with the projects before being able to use covered versions of the software. This will, apparently, prevent behaviour that is not conducive to sustainable open-source communities.

But this is where things get somewhat confusing. The author continues:

Our view is that open-source software was never intended for cloud infrastructure companies to take and sell. That is not the original ethos of open source.

which is a pretty astonishingly unsupported argument. Open source code has been incorporated into proprietary applications without giving back to the originating community since before the term open source even existed. MIT-licensed X11 became part of not only multiple Unixes, but also a variety of proprietary commercial products for non-Unix platforms. Large portions of BSD ended up in a whole range of proprietary operating systems (including older versions of Windows). The only argument in favour of this assertion is that cloud infrastructure companies didn't exist at that point in time, so they weren't taken into consideration[2] - but no argument is made as to why cloud infrastructure companies are fundamentally different to proprietary operating system companies in this respect. Both took open source code, incorporated it into other products and sold them on without (in most cases) giving anything back.

There's one counter-argument. When companies sold products based on open source code, they distributed it. Copyleft licenses like the GPL trigger on distribution, and as a result selling products based on copyleft code meant that the community would gain access to any modifications the vendor had made - improvements could be incorporated back into the original work, and everyone benefited. Incorporating open source code into a cloud product gener...

09:26

Links 10/9/2018: Nano 3.0, Nextcloud 14, Elive 3.0 and Git 2.19 Released "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

GNOME bluefish

Contents

GNU/Linux

  • Desktop

    • The best Linux apps for Chrome OS

      Slowly but surely, Google is bringing support for Linux applications to Chrome OS. Even though the feature is primarily aimed at developers, like those who want to get Android Studio running on a Pixelbook, there are plenty of apps that can benefit normal users. We already have a guide about installing Linux apps on Chrome OS, but if youre not sure what to try, this post may point you in the right direction.

      This isnt a simple compilation of the best Linux apps, because plenty of those exist already. Instead, the goal here is to recommend apps for tasks that cannot be adequately filled by web apps or Android applications. For example, serious photo editing isnt really possible through the web, and options on the Play Store are limited, but Gimp is perfect for it.

  • Server

    • Linux LDAP Server

      Since the development of this traditional IT realm, the world shifted to the cloud, bringing with it a variety of solutions such as AWS and other SaaS tools (e.g. GitHub, Jira, Slack, and others). With the advent of DevOps tools, such as Docker, Kubernetes, OpenVPN, and more, LDAP remained a popular ch...

09:25

Legalizing Peace Is Far from Simple "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

by David Swanson, September 10, 2018.

As the U.S. government simultaneously threatens the International Criminal Court for even acting as if it might prosecute the United States for crimes in Afghanistan (a topic investigated for years now, while the ICC has yet to actually prosecute any non-African for anything) and (with little apparent cognitive dissonance) uses the implausible claim that the Syrian government might violate a law as an excuse to threaten to violate the supreme international law (that against war) by escalating the killing in Syria, the choice between war and law could not be more stark or critical.

This question will be taken up by many talented speakers and workshop facilitators at #NoWar2018 later this month in Toronto. The conference will focus on replacing mass killing with nonviolent prevention and resolution of disputes. Participants can be expected to agree on that much and little else.

Has law been used more for war or peace thus far? Has it done more harm or good? Should it be a significant focus of a peace movement? Should it focus on local laws, laws on the national level, on tweaking existing international institutions, on democratizing such institutions, on creating a new global federation or government, or on advancing particular disarmament and human rights treaties? No universal consensus, or anything even close to it, exists on any of these points.

But consensus can and will be found, I believe, on particular projects (whether or not there is agreement as to their prioritization) and might be found and would be very beneficial if found on broader principles if thoroughly and openly discussed and considered.

Ive just read James Ranneys book, ...

09:24

George Papadopoulos on Twitter: Clinton Friend, Connected to MI6, Sought Me Out and Lied About Our Meeting "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former Trump campaign staffer George Papadopoulos was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in prison after being set up by the Obama Deep State in the 2016 election.

George Papadopoulos went on CNN and ABC this weekend to discuss his role in the Spygate scandal.

Papadopoulos told the liberal anchors about how he was set up by Obama spy Stephan Halper in London after he was brought on by the Trump campaign.

Papdopoulos added that Halper began to sweat and his demeanor changed when George told him he had no idea what youre talking about as far as hacking and Russians.

On Monday following his sentencing and weekend interviews George Papadopoulos went after Clinton friend Alexander Downer who also set him up and spread lies about their brief meeting.

Alexander Downer and deep state spy Stephan Halper are longtime acquaintances.

In April of this year Downer backtracked and refused to say he met with George Papadopoulos.

Now this

Papadopoulos tweeted out on Monday that Downer sought him out and they NEVER ONCE spoke about Russian emails.

George Papadopoulos: Alexander Downer, wanted to meet under incredibly suspicious circumstances. I found it...

09:21

We Are All Criminals Now "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

We Are All Criminals Now by Rory The Daily Coin The U.S. has become an open-air prison for the masses, with surveillance on every corner, on the freeways and STINGRAY technology mounted to bridges and being flown over head....

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09:21

Patriarch of Constantinople, Ukrainian Schism, Ecumenism & Freemasonry Jay Dyer "IndyWatch Feed World"

In this stream I will give my analysis of the present situation of Bartholomews errors, his scandals and now his rejection of the rest of the Orthodox world in service to NATO and the CIA.

Articles:

Influence of Freemasonry in Early Greek Ecumenism 

Official Condemnation of Freemasonry by Church of Greece (1933)

President of Ukraine Gives 15 Million to Bartholomew

Between Two Thieves: KGB, ROC, CIA

 

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09:20

What Does Private Browsing Mode Do? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Operas private browsing mode

Most popular web browsers support two types of windows: ordinary windows and private browsing mode. Sometimes private browsing goes by a different name, such as InPrivate mode in Microsoft Edge, or Incognito mode in Google Chrome, but well just call it private browsing. I research how people understand the web for a living. Trust me when I say, if youre not sure what private browsing does, youre in good company. Researchers have found widespread misconceptions about what information is visible through private browsing. So lets talk about what it does and doesnt do.

These windows and tabs all have one important thing in common: they dont save your information in the browser after theyre closed.

Who sees what?

Lets say you want to connect to Amazon.com. When you connect to a website, your computer is making a connection to another computeror serverthat hosts the website.

Much like you need a sending and receiving address to send and receive physical mail, your computer needs to know Amazon.coms Internet Protocol address (or IP address) before it can connect. And websites need to see your IP so they know where to send the response.

A system works behind the scenes to tie domain names like Amazon.com to IP addresses, so we dont have to think about it.

When you connect through someone elses network, such as your workplace, the network administrator may see the traffic. Likewise, a bit like the mail carrier, the Internet Service Provider (or ISP, such as Comcast) needs to relay the connection request to websites you visit. For now, this means the ISP is able to read the sender and receiver as well. They may also hold onto, or share that information.

Some websites only allow for an unsecured connection (e.g., http://latimes.com), meaning the pages you visit can be seen by anyone in...

09:20

What I Dont Like About Life in Post-9/11 America "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By John W. Whitehead A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.Edward Abbey, American author Life in a post-9/11 America...

09:19

US announces closure of Palestinian mission in Washington "IndyWatch Feed War"

Press TV Sep 10, 2018 The US State Department has announced it is ordering the closure of the Washington mission of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), a move that has drawn strong reaction from Palestinians. We have permitted the PLO office to conduct operations that support the objective of achieving a lasting, comprehensive peace []

09:19

Lines Crossed: Duterte may have finally gone too far "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In recent months Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has been at loggerheads with the catholic religion in his country over priests and the mass rape of children and fathering of kids that plagues the Philippines as much as any other country. Dutere said he stopped being a catholic because of the abuses.

This past year, three Philippine priests have been murdered for unrelated things (one was crusading against mining companies when he was shot, one murder may have been politically motivated, and some sources infer the third murder was an argument over religious dogma). Another survived an attempted shooting.

In his arguments with the religion, he has crossed a line that most wouldnt go near in such a heavily catholic country.  Duterte referred to the three murders with an insinuation that he cant kill priests.  One of the priests inferred something negative about Dutertes health, to which he responded, You should all die from venereal disease.

I have always been staunchly anti-catholic as much as I am atheist, disgusted by the cumulative actions of the cult, and Im also against Duterte for his brutality (even if he did ban smoking everywhere).  Duterte and the cults war of words is shocking, and I suspect this could put political survival in doubt.  I doubt he will last another year, or he may be willing to turn strongman and attempt a dictatorship.  Given the brutality of his drug war, hes capable of it.

09:11

Was it just my imagination or something? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

So great is their belief in their own rightness that no lie, corruption, or act of violence is unreasonable. Obamas Benghazi Body Bags No Mere Conspiracy Theory If you want to explain the promulgation of themes intrinsic to interethnic enmity and intolerance, it helps to find people who  have profited from the promulgation, and these []

09:10

RUSSIA Leads the Attack on U.S. "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

RUSSIA Leads the Attack on U.S. By Owen Sullivan  Laissez Faire Books LFB.org Just because Im on vacation this week, doesnt mean the rest of the team at Money & Crisis are slacking off. Ive asked some of my colleagues,...

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09:10

Federal Grand Jury Petition Filed for New 9/11 Investigation Evidence Rules out Gravity-Only Collapse "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Bruce G. Morgan Good news has finally come along for the many people who know office fires cannot bring down modern steel framed skyscrapers,...

09:09

African Rainbow Minerals considers Wafi-Golpu buy "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Since selling the jointly held Lubambe operation in Zambia, ARM is still scouting for copper opportunities

Alan Seccombe | Business Day | 10 September 2018

African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is assessing the undeveloped Wafi-Golpu copper and gold deposit half-owned by Harmony Gold, but the diversified miners executives declined to be drawn on any further details on its copper strategy.

Since selling the jointly held Lubambe operation in Zambia, ARM is still scouting for copper opportunities, with much speculation in the market that the company could join Harmony, in which it holds a 14% stake, in the multibillion-rand investment in Papua New Guinea in the large Wafi-Golpu project.

09:08

Maxine Waters: Trump is a deplorable despicable human being whos tied to Putin "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters attacked President Donald Trump while speaking at a Democratic award ceremony on Monday calling him several different names and claiming hes in cahoots with Russias most rich and powerful oligarchs despite the fact theres not a shred of evidence that exists which backs her claims.

It all started when Waters insinuated the president a liar while speaking in front of a group of people attending the Stonewall Young Democrats event before admitting she threatens him on a regular basis.

the lying president said that I had threatened all of his constituents, Waters said. I do that all the time but I didnt do it that time.

I wake up in the middle of the night and all I can think about is Im going to get him, Waters explained to the wild crowd in anger. Its not simply about resistance its about ensuring we have people that understand we deserve better.

this deplorable despicable human being that occupies the White House should not be there, she said. We should not be comfortable with it.

Seconds later, like a glitching android, the Congresswoman from California chanted the word impeachment over and over again while seemingly mindless liberals clapped and cheered in glee to her reassuring words.

Waters claims Trump was a flawed character during the run-up to the 2016 election and needs to be impeached because hes in bed with the oligarchs of Russia and is tied to Putin.

The entire meltdown was captured on video.

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09:05

WH Economist Proves Trump Reversed Obamas Disastrous Economic Policies "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

WH Economist Proves Trump Reversed Obamas Disastrous Economic Policies

Graphs depicting Obamas economic failures suddenly reverse after Trump elected.

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