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Sunday, 26 November

00:30

Farmers Market Wayville "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Adelaide families now have the opportunity buy fresh food directly from producers from all over SA at the Adelaide Showground Farmers Market. The 20,000 strong crowd that turned up for the farmers market which formed the centrepiece of the 'Go Organic Festival' in September in 2005 encouraged the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society (RAHS) to back the foundation of a permanent farmers market by a not-for-profit community organisation. The market opened on October 1st 2006 with a massive crowd of 10,000 shoppers and runs each Sunday (apart from the weeks of the Royal Show) from 9am-1pm.

In the tradition of farmers markets, it is a food market at which both food producers and consumers can get a fair price for food produced in SA and support regional and sustainable land use. The market guarantees that you buy direct from the producer and is known for its strict adherence to the ethics of farmers markets which now number in their thousands worldwide as families seek to avoid overstored food from major retailers who pass on meagre prices to farmers. In Australia, the farmers market movement is represented by the Australian Farmers Market Association and SA's peak body, the SA Farmers Market Association, will soon be launched.

The Adelaide Showground location is superb, with a major bike trail, the Glenelg tram line, a major rail line, numerous bus routes all converging to make it one of the most accessible sites in Adelaide. Parking is also easy and cheap.

120 producers offer their extraordinarily diverse products (everything from oysters to almonds and bread to boysenberries!). It is accessed from the car parks at the Leader Street (southern) end of the Showgrounds.  

Becoming a member brings with it 10% discount on all purchases as well as a right to vote in the management of the market. Details and memberships are available at www.adelaidefarmersmarket.com.au.

The Food Forest is a foundation stallholder at the market and presents a wide range of foods, always including its signature specialty - organically certified pistachio nuts. We are there on alternate weeks (we run short courses on the other weekends).

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Tuesday, 14 November

01:12

Risk assessment: The first step in improving cyber security "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Despite the proliferation of high profile cyber-attacks over the last 18 months, many organisations are still too disorganised in their approach to security. While it is no longer feasible to guarantee 100% protection against a breach, businesses are setting themselves up for a fall by failing to adequately understand and prepare for the risks facing them. PwCs 2018 Information Security Survey, which surveyed more than 9,000 business and technology executives around the world, found that More

00:00

November Patch Tuesday forecast: .NET, Adobe, Firefox and more "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Fall is upon us and the holidays are right around the corner! But before we continue shopping, we need to cover a few security topics for this month. KRACK vulnerability The hot topic right now is the KRACK vulnerability which is named from the Key Reinstallation Attack. This is a vulnerability in the Wi-Fi WPA security protocol which allows a third party to eavesdrop on the information being sent. This can include passwords, credit card More

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Monday, 13 November

23:30

Is your CCTV system GDPR compliant? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Organisations are putting themselves at risk of breaching the GDPR because theyre failing to realise that the new regulation covers their CCTV systems and the visual data they collect, according to Andrew Charlesworth, Reader in IT Law at the University of Bristol. CCTV systems and the GDPR Because CCTV systems have been lightly regulated until now, there is a danger that users will not understand their obligations under the new legislation. New IP-based systems can More

23:00

EMEA IT spending to exceed $1 trillion in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

IT spending in EMEA is projected to total $1 trillion in 2018, an increase of 4.9 percent from estimated spending of $974 billion in 2017, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. EMEA IT spending 2018 forecast (millions of U.S. dollars). Source: Gartner In 2017, however, all categories of IT spending in EMEA underperformed global averages. Currency effects played a big part in the weakness in 2017, and will also contribute to the strength forecast More

21:35

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Costa Rica "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit Costa Rica at 02:28 UTC on November 13, 2017 (20:28 local time, November 12). The agency is reporting a depth of 19.8 km (12.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles)....... Read more

Hundreds of officers lose licenses over sex misconduct "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In a yearlong investigation of sexual misconduct by U.S. law enforcement, The Associated Press uncovered about 1,000 officers who lost their badges in a six-year period for rape, sodomy and other sexual assault; sex crimes that included possession of child pornography; or sexual misconduct such as propositioning citizens. The number is unquestionably an undercount because it represents only those officers whose licenses to work in law enforcement were revoked, and not all states take such action. California and New York ... offered no records because they have no statewide system to decertify officers for misconduct. And even among states that provided records, some reported no officers removed for sexual misdeeds even though cases were identified via news stories or court records. Victims of sexual violence at the hands of officers know the power their attackers have, and so the trauma can carry an especially crippling fear. Jackie Simmons said she found it too daunting to bring her accusation to another police officer after being raped by a cop in 1998 while visiting Kansas for a wedding. So, like most victims of rape, she never filed a report. Diane Wetendorf, a retired counselor who started a support group in Chicago for victims of officers, said most of the women she counseled never reported their crimes - and many who did regretted it. She saw women whose homes came under surveillance and whose children were intimidated by police. Fellow officers, she said, refused to turn on one another when questioned.

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Could banana plants solve India's sanitary pad problem? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Kristin Kagetsu left the United States in 2014 with an idea: to bring sanitary pads to India. The 27-year-old MIT graduate co-founded Saathi Pads - a health care startup that produces biodegradable sanitary pads made of banana fibers. According to a 2011 study ... only 12% of Indian women use sanitary pads during menstruation. Tampons, menstrual cups and reusable pads are practically unheard of, except in elite circles. Affordability is the key factor preventing many women from using sanitary pads. For lower income families, they can be a luxury. Saathi Pads said it plans to sell its product ... online and in urban areas but will distribute them for free in rural areas, or at heavily subsidized rates. The lack of proper feminine hygiene and sanitation facilities can affect women's productivity at work and in school. More than 30% of girls interviewed in northern India dropped out of school after they started menstruation. Kagetsu and her co-founders ... decided to manufacture their own compostable sanitary pads using banana fibers, a byproduct of fruit production. The pads Saathi produces are biodegradable and can be upcycled to compost or biogas after use. The company claims its production process is completely chemical and plastic free. The company's purchase of agri-waste material also helps provide banana growers with additional income.

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19:26

VIDEO PROOF: There Were At Least 7 Different Shooters During The Las Vegas Massacre "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The following article was written by Alex Thomas and originally published at The Daily Sheeple.

Over the last month numerous independent researchers have put together a startling amount of evidence that there were multiple shooters during the horrific Las Vegas Massacre, many of them pointing to the plethora of eyewitness reports that confirm this stunning fact.

Amazingly, eyewitnesses have not only reported the existence of multiple shooters near the Route 91 Music Festival, many have also noted that there were shooters at other hotels along the strip, including Hooters, MGM, The Bellagio, and The Delano.

Footage from these hotels (which is included in the video below) also points to attackers striking multiple places throughout the strip.

For their part, law enforcement authorities in both the Las Vegas Police Department and The FBI have actively covered up what actually happened during that fateful night, going out of their way to confuse the timeline and at one point even telling Americans to ignore independent news reports and even video footage that they could see with their own eyes.

We are clearly witnessing a massive coverup of one of the worst mass shootings in American history. At this point one has to wonder if authorities were in on the attack themselves or if they are covering up the fact that a terror group such as ISIS actually hit Las Vegas?

The following video puts together the various eyewitness reports that prove, without a shadow of doubt, that the authorities are lying about Stephen Paddock being the lone gunman who carried out the attack.

While over 40 minutes long, I encourage you to watch the entire report.

Although many facts about the attack remain unclear, it is safe to say that the official story has been officially debunked.

About the author: Alex Thomas is a staff writer and reporter for The Daily Sheeple. Wake the flock up follow Alexs work at our Facebook or...

19:25

Facebook's Billionaire Immortal Overlords, 1885 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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19:19

Series of thunderstorms create massive lightning display over Perth, Western Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Western Australia's south was treated to an evening show of light, sound and fury as a series of thunderstorms passed over the southern half of the state, producing hail, lightning and power blackouts. The most severe storm hit Meadow Springs in Mandurah, south of Perth, about 5:30pm on Sunday. Duty forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology James Ashley said a hot air mass combined with moisture in the atmosphere produced the stormy conditions. "Everything in the atmosphere lined up perfectly," he said. "We had a good upper-level disturbance move over the area and there was just enough moisture and lift to produce some really decent thunderstorms.

19:19

Putin says claims of Russian intervention in US presidential election mere fantasies "IndyWatch Feed War"

Putin says claims of Russian intervention in US presidential election mere fantasies Press TV November 11, 2017 Russian President Vladimir Putin has once again strongly rejected claims that Moscow interfered in the 2016 US presidential election in favor of Donald Trump, saying these allegations are mere fantasies. The Russian leader made the remarks at []

19:16

TSA Plans to Use Face Recognition to Track Americans Through Airports "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: EFF: The PreCheck program is billed as a convenient service to allow U.S. travelers to speed through security at airports. However, the latest proposal released by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reveals the Department of Homeland Securitys greater underlying plan to collect face images and iris scans on a nationwide scale. DHSs programs will []

19:15

Its On, The Cabal Goes All In To Push The Next Event (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Its On, The Cabal Goes All In To Push The Next Event Video X22 Report Barcelona protests continue, 750,000 take to the streets for independence. Macron wants to re-work the Iran P5+1 deal. Arab League meets and prepares for...

The post Its On, The Cabal Goes All In To Push The Next Event (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:15

Priti Patel and Jewish Conspiracies "IndyWatch Feed War"

Priti Patel and Jewish Conspiracies By Gilad Atzmon | November 12, 2017 The British Jewish media is upset. Priti Patel, a  cabinet minister responsible for international development, had no fewer than 14 meetings with Israeli politicians and political leaders. It seems that Patel didnt clear any or most of these meetings with the Foreign Office. So Patel []

19:12

The special ops tech giant that wields as much real-world power as Google "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In Minority Report, the 2002 movie adaptation of the Philip K Dick novel, Tom Cruise plays a police officer in the LAPD pre-crime unit. Using the premonitions of sentient mutants called pre-cogs, the police are able to predict when someone is going to commit a crime before it happens, swooping down from helicopters and arresting []

19:09

Why Honest Journalism on Patent Matters Barely Exists "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

One month ago: Patent Microcosm, Patent Media and Patent Office: Its a Big Club and You Aint in It

George Carlin

Summary: Media coverage in the area of patent law is still appalling as its dominated if not monopolised by those who benefit from patent maximalism

THE NEWS regarding patents remains dominated by a lot of articles that are composed either directly or indirectly by the patent microcosm. People try to sell services or promote their commercial agenda. Its not journalism. See this new example, which looks like a typical puff piece (advertisement), not reporting.

People try to sell services or promote their commercial agenda.Not only corporate media is the issue; some blogs too are in it (sites like IAM or Patently-O, where the author some days ago was an Oracle employee). Even IP Watch, which is typically okay, published a sponsored (fake/advertisement) article which would have us believe that startups need patents (waste of money/time). Its hard to see the reason for publishing this in a readers-supported site. Days ago, behind paywall, it wrote about Googles patent aggression (theres no lack of stories about patent aggression in the news).

It has become hard to find a source for patent news which we can consistently trust. Some sites actively and consciously push patent propaganda (on the payroll of patent trolls), some are literally run and/or funded by rich corporations, and even some antagonists are occasionally selling out to advertisers in pursuit of quick cash....

19:06

DHS Tests demonstrate Boeing 757 airplanes vulnerable to hacking "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Researchers and private industry experts, along with DHS officials, remotely hacked a Boeing 757 airplane that was parked at the airport in Atlantic City.

A group of researchers and private industry experts, along with DHS officials, remotely hacked a Boeing 757 airplane owned by the DHS that was parked at the airport in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The team didnt have physical access to the plan, the experts interacted with systems on the aircraft remotely via radio frequency communications.

The successful experiment took place in September 2016, pilots were not informed of the ongoing cyber attacks. In just two days, the reached their goal, but the details of the hack were not disclosed and will remain classified.

The experiment and its results were disclosed last week during the 2017 CyberSat Summit in Virginia. The test was revealed by Robert Hickey, aviation program manager with the Cyber Security Division of the DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate.

Many aviation experts declared to be aware of the flaw exploited by Hickey and his team, but seven experienced pilots at American Airlines and Delta Air Lines airline companies had no knowledge of the issue when they were briefed in a March 2017 issue.

All seven of them broke their jaw hitting the table when they said, You guys have known about this for years and havent bothered to let us know because we depend on this stuff to be absolutely the bible,' explained Hickey

boeing 757

Even is the Boeing 757 in no more in production since 2004, but its still largely used by many companies, also President Donald Trumps personal airplane is a Boeing 757.

Legacy aircraft, which make up more than 90% of the commercial planes actually in use, dont have security protections differently by newer planes that are built with a security by design approach.

Patch management is a big problem in the avionics industry, the cost to change just one line of code on a piece of avionics equipment could reach $1 million...

19:05

U.S. Libertarian Think Tank Is Remaking Latin American Politics "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A libertarian think tank called the Atlas Network is remaking Latin American politics with the help of powerful conservative institutions and funders in the United States, some of whom you may recognize, like the Koch brothers. the Atlas Network is behind dozens of prominent groups that have supported right-wing forces in the antigovernment movement in []

19:03

Sharks in French Polynesia "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

11 November 2017

Filming Sharks In Protected French Polynesian Waters BBC Earth

The Blue Planet II team are filming in the protected waters of French Polynesia where shark species thrive. Its an example of positive conservation measures in action and helps conserve the pristine reef habitat.

19:01

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


-by Noah

Me miserable! Which way shall I fly
Infinite wrath and infinite despair?
Which way I fly is hell; myself am hell;
And in the lowest deep a lower deep,
Still threat'ning to devour me, opens wide,
To which the hell I suffer seems a heaven.


-John Milton, Paradise Lost

19:00

The Fall of the House of Saud "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

We can expect the worst in the Middle East in the next few months after the purge in the Saudi royal family.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Credit: Reuters

Saudi Arabias King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Credit: Reuters

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmans apparent purge of royal cousins, high-ranking officials and prominent businessmen over corruption allegations opens a new chapter in the political history of the house of Saud. The arrests come in the wake of a wave of other recent arrests, including of clerics, human rights activists and intellectuals.

It was said that the November 4 decree was created due to the exploitation of some weaklings who followed their own interests rather than the public interest, who attacked public money without regard for religion, conscience, morals, or patriotism. The decree reported that the committee  composed of the crown prince, the head of the Control and Investigation Board, the head of the Natio...

19:00

Monday nightCap "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This man tortures tools on purpose!

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19:00

5 Seasonal Flu Vaccine Myths Debunked "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its flu season again, which means its time to see an unavoidable barrage of stories in the corporate media claiming that vaccines are entirely safe, effective and without consequence. 

Were told that vaccines are harmless and there will be no consequences for trusting the medical establishment, but is this really the case?

Of course, some vaccines have aided humanity since their inception, but others have done a great deal of damage, particularly the flu shot.

This article from People magazine is a good example of vaccine propaganda with no regard to showcasing the health dangers, toxic ingredients, or cases of vaccine-related deaths and illnesses.


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19:00

Agricultural investments in Tanzania: economic opportunities or new forms of exploitation? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Many are celebrating the fact that Tanzania is welcoming private investors in the agricultural sector, but who is really benefitting from these investments and at what cost?

1222041549_cbf2c70525_o.jpgTruck transporting sugar cane. Erin Collins/Flickr. (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Since its turn towards privatisation in the 90s, Tanzania has been adhering to the dominant narrative of international institutions and its main donors by actively seeking to attract foreign direct investments (FDI). Indeed, the Tanzanian state has bought into the presiding neoliberal rationale, which contends that welcoming investors will help modernise and increase productivity in the agricultural sector, and will thereby foster socio-economic development at the local and national levels. Yet, the extent to which such agricultural investments effectively contribute to local socio-economic development remains open for debate.

The truth is that standard and depoliticised economic development indicators such as the creation of employment, small-scale farmers access to credit and technology, and the overall amount of capital invested in the sector do not offer an adequate, or comprehensive picture of the effects of these investments at the local level. Instead, these measurement tools tend to obscure the social costs of these large-scale agricultural investments, mostly borne by the most poor and vulnerable Tanzanians.

To uncover the impacts of these investments, it is crucial to more thoroughly investigate newly created employment opportunities and working conditions, and to consider their collateral impacts on locals access and rights to land and the political configurations of power. Based on my fieldwork in the north of Tanzanias Kagera region from 2016 to 2017, I aim to provide a more nuanced picture of the different ways investments affect locals, who are struggling to survive in an era of economic liberalisation and elite capture.

In 2004, as a part of Tanzanias drive towards privatisation, the Kagera Sugar estate was sold to the Tanzanian-owned Superdoll. Superdoll made substantial infrastructural investments, and managed to positi...

Struggling on the wrong side of the chain: labour exploitation in global agriculture "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

This weeks special series discusses the working conditions, the dynamics of exploitation, and the degree of unfreedom of those trapped on the wrong side of local and global agriculture value chains.

Workers from the Palmas del Cesar African palm company in Colombia. Solidarity/Flickr. (CC BY 2.0)

In a famous passage of John Steinbecks novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939), a tenant farmer and a man on a tractor debate the banks demand that the latter demolish the formers house and drive him from the land his family had cultivated for generations:

 Sure, cried the tenant men, but its our land. We measured it and broke it up. We were born on it, and we got killed on it, died on it. Even if its no good, its still ours. Thats what makes it ours being born on it, working it, dying on it. Thats what makes ownership, not a paper with numbers on it.

Were sorry. Its not us. Its the monster. The bank isnt like a man.

Yes, but the bank is only made of men.

No, youre wrong there quite wrong there. The bank is something else than men. It happens that every man in a bank hates what the bank does, and yet the bank does it. The bank is something more than men, I tell you. Its the monster. Men made it, but they cant control it.

The monster that men created, but could not control, did not die with the Great Depression. It continues to resurface, assuming different names and forms across time and changing economic and political contexts. According to current neoliberal beliefs, there is a growing need for refined theoretical methodologies, technical procedures, and privatisation policies to develop what are increasingly known as effective agriculture value chains: i.e. the integrated range of value adding activities that theoretically link farmers to new global or regional markets, improve and rationalise agricultural production, and keep prices low for a growing global population.

As often happens, however, the naming of concept like agriculture value chain carries with it unintended meanings and a certain degree of bitter irony. For those who have dedicated themselves to the study of old and new slaveries and forms of labour exploitation in the agrarian sector, for example, the word chain acquires obviously a very different connotation. It evokes a number of questi...

AI-Powered Microscope Counts Malaria Parasites in Blood Samples "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Silicon Valley teams up with a Chinese microscope manufacturer to deploy deep learning to diagnose malaria Photo: Andrew H. Kim/Intellectual Ventures Roxanne Rees-Channer, a research biochemist, inserts a cassette into the EasyScan GO at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London, where the AI-powered microscope is being tested.

Today, a Chinese manufacturer and a venture backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will announce plans to commercialize a microscope that uses deep learning algorithms to automatically identify and count malaria parasites in a blood smear within 20 minutes. AI-powered microscopes could speed up diagnosis and standardize detection of malaria at a time when the mosquito-borne disease kills almost half a million people per year.

That previous research, presented at the International Conference on Computer Vision [pdf] in October, has inspired the Global Good Funda partnership between the company Intellectual Ventures and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationand a Chinese microscope manufacturer called Motic to take the next big commercialization step.

Such microscopes could prove especially helpful in tracking the treatment of multidrug-resistant strains of malaria spreading in Southeast Asia. This multidrug resistance monitoring relies on very reliable microscopy to see how quickly the malaria drugs  have reduced the amount of parasites in the blood, says David Bell, director of global health technology at the Global Good Fund. We saw that machine learning could bring more accuracy and standardization in this area and allow countries to implement monitoring more effectively.

The EasyScan GO  microscope under development would combine bright-field microscope technology with a laptop computer running deep learning software that can automatically identify parasites that cause malaria. Human lab workers would mostly focus on preparing the slides of blood samples to view under the microscope and verifying the.....

18:53

Patent Maximalism Around the World "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

It is common to argue that intellectual property in the form of copyright and patent is necessary for the innovation and creation of ideas and inventions such as machines, drugs, computer software, books, music, literature and movies. In fact intellectual property is not like ordinary property at all, but constitutes a government grant of a costly and dangerous private monopoly over ideas. We show through theory and example that intellectual monopoly is not neccesary for innovation and as a practical matter is damaging to growth, prosperity and liberty. Michele Boldrin and David K. Levine

Summary: A roundup of stories or spin observed over the past week, mostly favouring those who profit from patents rather than creation of anything

Patentism can be a lot like theism. It can be the blind faith in the ludicrous idea that patents in their own right not anything else are innovation or something along those lines. In reality, patents may grant incentives for original works to made where investment (time, money, material) is needed for these works. In the case of software, copyrights provide such an incentive. When someone writes code, unless it is marked as Public Domain, that code is attributed to or gets assigned to the author (coder).

India

When someone writes code, unless it is marked as Public Domain, that code is attributed to or gets assigned to the author (coder).Its not hard to see why the patent industry distorts the history and purpose of patents. These people just try to defend their own job, which involves no production or innovation at all. A few days ago, revisiting the debate about abstract patents in India, LexOrbis was once again pushing banned patents (out of scope). Its far from the first time and LexOrbis typically uses IAM as the platform. Its trying to advocate/legitimise patents on financial methods (similar to business methods, which are similar also to software patents) and it doesnt seem to matter to these people that India neither wants nor needs such patents.

China

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18:53

Former Intelligence Officials Say Trump Is Being Manipulated by Putin "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a briefing for reporters at the end of the APEC summit in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via Credit: Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a briefing for reporters at the end of the APEC summit in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via Credit: Reuters

Washington: Two former top US intelligence officials said on Sunday they fear President Donald Trump is being manipulated by Russian President Vladimir Putin after Trump said he believed Putin was sincere in denying Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Former CIA Director John Brennan and e...

18:52

18:49

Child Exploitation Rife in Rohingya Refugee Camps "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

About 450,000 children, or 55% of the refugee population, live in teeming settlements near the border with Myanmar, after fleeing the destruction of villages and alleged murder, looting and rape by security forces and Buddhist mobs.

How the US will create a pretext for war with North Korea (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed World"

(TFC) Its clear the Trump administration wants some form of resolution with North Korea. That resolution will probably be sought through military means. The US game plan is the same as its been since 9/11: preemptive war based on some unidentifiable threat. That threat has to be sold to the American people.

The first step will be to return North Korea to the state sponsors of terrorism list. The chess pieces are already being put on the board and US media outlets are already laying out the case for that action. Newsweek ran an article on October 28th including some very interesting passages. The outlet rehashed an article written in September titled, The Warmbiers are right: North Korea should be back on the State Sponsors of Terror list published by American Enterprise Institute, a DC thinktank. This is the same thinktank responsible for proposing the troop surges in Iraq.

The Newsweek article includes the passage:

We see North Korea claiming to be a victim and that the world is picking on them, and were here to tell you: North Korea is not a victim. Theyre terrorists. They kidnapped Otto. They tortured him. They intentionally injured him. They are not victims.

It makes no mention of the vandalism for which Otto was charged. The article continues:

North Korea is not a victim. It is a terrorist state.

The article then goes on to detail a 30-year-old incident in which a South Korean airliner was bombed. Trump has already made indications he plans to place North Korea back on the list.

Once relisted, it will simply be a matter of repackaging the weapons of mass destruction fables that led us into the war in Iraq. There will be talk about North Korean agents giving nukes to terrorists. Even though a nuclear attack would be traceable to North Korea and would trigger a full-scale response to by the United States, the talking heads will attempt to convince the American people the attack is imminent. NBC has started the rhetoric already:

The chance that North Korea might provide jihadis with some of their chemical or nuclear capability is a huge concern at the moment,

However, in that same...

18:48

Nirmala Sitharaman Not Concerned With Chinas Opinion on Her Arunachal Pradesh Visit "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

China had said before that the Indian defence ministers tour of the disputed area is not conducive to peace and tranquillity in the region.

New defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Credit: PTI

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Credit: PTI

Rebuffing Chinas objection to her visit to Arunachal Pradesh, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday (November 11) said the northeastern state is an Indian territory and the country is not concerned about someone elses opinion on it.

On Monday, China had objected to Sitharamans first visit to the border state on Saturday and Sunday, saying her tour of the disputed area was not conducive to peace in the region.

India had rejected Beijings objection and asserted that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of the country. What is the problem? There is no problem. It is our territory, we will go there, she said in a reply to a query on Chinas reaction on her visit to Arunachal Pradesh. We are not concerned with someone elses opinion on this, the minister, who is campaigning for the BJP in poll-bound Gujarat, said in a press conference in Ahmedabad.

Sitharaman had visited forward army posts in the remote Anjaw district of the state bordering China to take stock of defence preparedness. The minister had visited the Nathu...

18:45

Robert Lambourne: BIS gold swaps rose substantially in October "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Robert Lambourne: BIS gold swaps rose substantially in October from GATA By Robert Lambourne Sunday, November 12, 2017 Disclosures in the October statement of account published by the Bank for International Settlements indicate that during October the bank increased substantially...

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18:43

TOO MANY SOCIALISTS DONT UNDERSTAND DEMOCRACY. "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"



Even  when they became winners after being selected by a man whose party scored a mere seven percent of the vote and that seven  percent had a never disclosed number of voters who wanted that man to go with National, by far the largest party, Comrade Taxinderella might be just a little nave.

A self opinionated socialist who in a classic case of megalomania calls himself  "Bomber" when in fact Bombastic is as close as he gets to the sobriquet bestowed on the commander of Bomber Command in UK during WW2, Sir Arthur Harris.

In a post at his website The Daily Blog, this small minded  numpty has attacked the National party for their decisive victory in Battle number one of the new Parliament where because the three headed Hydra couldn't do sums, Bridges managed to bluff a dominant position on select committees for that largest party.

Included in his rant Bradbury reverted to Godwin for support and most intelligent people understand that using That "Law" is a first indication the argument is lost.

Herr Schikelgruber came o the chancellorship of Deutschland from President Hindenburg with a vote around  that which Taxinderella gained in election 2017 in NZ but that is where it ends. Nationals 46 percent  in Germany c1932 was equal to a plethora of parties all less than Hitlers Nazi party putting Bradbury's pathetic linkage in never never land context.

Cindy also is sans the "brown shirts" whose unlawful street  intimidation, thuggery and even murder makes another massive hole in Martyn Martin's analogy, rather tenuous.

Within the intended scenario of the Sainte- Lague  system that NZ  MMP has adopted that favours smaller parties over larger, allowing a level of leverage to charlatans to manipulate the system, it is what it is and I wonder if the Bradburys of this world actually comprehend what is happening.

Just because a NZLP led opposition over nine years failed to even dent the program of Key and then English due to interminable infighting, ignorance and pathetic tactics, does not logically mean that National will do similar and what happened last week is but a portent of what may lie in store for the Peters/Ardern outfit with little Jimmy two mums aimlessly following in bewilderment, from a party in opposition with a very large well informed block of 46%

Of course while dwelling in the 1930s and 40s there was another Martin near the very highest echelons of the Nasty Party and his end was never discovered.

Be very careful what you wish for "Bombastic", another oft quoted  homily from the real Bomber Harris is "The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everyone else, and nobody was going to bomb them. At Rotterdam, London, Warsaw and half a hundred other places, they put their rather n...

18:42

British nuclear weapons unsafe, government covers up "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from Britain says about itself:

Caroline Lucas on Trident BBC Question Time

9 April 2015

Caroline has taken a clear and consistent stand for peace, justice and equality. On BBC Question Time she tells us: The idea that we keep ourselves safe by basically sending a message to the rest of the world that says that unless you have nuclear weapons you are not going to be able to have your own security, that is a recipe for spreading nuclear weapons right across the world and making us all deeply more unsafe.

She makes it clear to the audience that we could be using the money spent on Trident to invest in schools, hospitals, and investing in the real threat that we face, the climate crisis.

By Peter Lazenby in Britain:

Government censorship of safety report on our nuclear weapons sparks anger

Monday 13th November 2017

CAMPAIGNERS against nuclear weapons have slammed a government decision to censor safety reports on the Trident missile system.

The annual reports which in the past have listed a catalogue of problems, many attributed to cuts and skilled staff shortages have been reclassified as secret by the...

18:41

55 Years After: Political Legacies of the Cuban Missile Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The last two weeks of October 1962, 55 years ago, was the closest the world has come so far to a widespread nuclear exchange in what has become known as the Cuban Missile Crisis. 

The First Use of Nuclear Weapons

In August 1945, the United States government, having, at that moment, a monopoly on the atom bomb, unilaterally dropped nuclear explosives, successively, on the civilian inhabitants of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. At the time of this clear war crime, Japanese imperialisms conquests and vast expansion in China, the Pacific Rim, and Southeast Asia, that began in the 1930s, had shrunk sharply. The Japanese rulers were utterly alone and isolated politically; their German Nazi ally was defeated, smashed, and under occupation. Japanese imperialism was in headlong retreat under intense attack from, on the one hand, rival colonial powers and imperialists fighting to get their colonial territories back, and indigenous independence forces in the remaining lands they occupied on the other. The latter was a mass upsurge for national independence and included resistance to Japanese aggression in parts of Manchuria in China, as well as Korea, Vietnam, and the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia.

At the time the decision to explode the nukes on Japanese cities was made, the Japanese navy was incapable of any operations and the Japanese merchant fleet was destroyed. The Japanese government had begun to send out peace feelers, fully aware of its hopeless situation. Washingtons utterly ruthless action rationalized as necessary to prevent mass casualties for US soldiers in a ground invasion of Japan finalized the defeat and prostration of the Japanese Empire in the Asian-Pacific theater of World War IIand sent an unmistakable shock and signal to the world for all time.

Cuba In the Eye of th...

18:40

The Fascists Are Back "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Look, I don't want to get all high and mighty. I'm mindful that on August 8th, 1925, thirty thousand Ku Klux Klan members marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC to vocalize their opposition to our then-stringent immigration policies. So, what we're seeing in Warsaw isn't without precedent here at home:

WARSAWTens of thousands of Poles marched across downtown Warsaw on Saturday, in an independence-day procession organized by a nationalist youth movement that seeks an ethnically pure Poland with fewer Jews or Muslims.

The largely young crowd shot off roman candles and many chanted fatherland, carrying banners that read White Europe, Europe Will Be White and Clean Blood. Some of the marchers flew in from Hungary, Slovakia and Spain and waved flags and symbols that those countries used during their wartime collaboration with Nazi Germany.

A number of people in the crowd said they didnt belong to any neo-fascist or racist organization but didnt see a problem with the overall tone of what has become Polands biggest independence day event.

There are of course nationalists and fascists at this march, said Mateusz, a 27-year-old wrapped in a Polish flag, Im fine with it. Im just happy to be here.

The march, organized by a group called the National Radical Camp, underscores the rightward politics of a growing section of Polish youth. The Radical Camp presents itself as the heir to a 1930s fascist movement of the same name, which fought to rid Poland of Jews in the years just before the Holocaust. A second group, All Polish Youth, also named after an anti-Jewish interwar movement, co-organized it.

Europe's fascist movement had enough support here in the States that even after the war some people were punished for having been "premature" anti-fascists by taking the Second Republic's side in the Spanish Civil War against Francisco Franco's Falangists.

A couple of things about this, though. We know what resulted from the fascist takeover of Europe. The Poles certainly did not fare well. We also got our act together and fought against the fascists. And, when we were done, we started a decades-long process of cleaning our own house while rebuilding the conquered lands in both Europe and Asia so that we wouldn't have to fight again.

So, we may not have purest history, but we can be proud and unashamed of our record. Our leadership put us on the right course.

It's important to remember that the day...

Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Apparently, the only conspiracy theory Donald Trump has ever heard that he didn't believe is that our intelligence agencies are capable of effecting a change in our government.

Discuss

18:35

Solders of Rocket Battalion of Chechnya-based 18th Brigade: from Crimea to Donbas "IndyWatch Feed War"

An OSINT investigation by InformNapalm has uncovered new evidence that the soldiers of the rocket battalion of...

The post Solders of Rocket Battalion of Chechnya-based 18th Brigade: from Crimea to Donbas appeared first on InformNapalm.org (English).

18:30

Wheels in Motion: In Kolkata, the Cycle Rickshaw Is Being Reinvented "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Rickshaw wallas who can afford it are moving to the more expensive and less labour-intensive electric rickshaws.

One electric rickshaw costs around Rs 65,000. Representative image courtesy: Twitter/India CSR/K. Asifa

One electric rickshaw costs around Rs 65,000. Representative image courtesy: Twitter/India CSR/K. Asifa

Kolkata used to be known around the world as a place with abject poverty, where humans performed the demeaning task of hand-pulling other humans on rickshaws. These rickshaws are now all but gone.

What has survived though, in the citys outskirts, is the regular cycle rickshaw, the sort that you see in every Indian habitat of any size. But now a quiet revolution is taking place in this hitherto unchanging corner at the bottom of the pyramid.

The timeless cycle rickshaw is getting a makeover. It is becoming battery operated, the batteries housed in a box beneath the passenger seat. Instead of the jingle of the regular bicycle bell you can now hear a squeaky electrical horn and come nightfall, the rickshaw in its new avatar is lit by multi-coloured little twinkling lights.

I spotted the first of these a couple of months ago, but in the short span of time since then, over half of the cycle rickshaws in my neighbourhood have become battery driven. These are turning many traditional notions about the cycle rickshaw upside down.

The cycle rickshaw was the first point of entry into the job market for the...

18:30

Iran-Iraq border region hit with 7.2 magnitude earthquake, 200+ killed (UPDATE) "IndyWatch Feed World"

An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude has hit Iraq southeast of the city of As-Sulaymaniyah, according to US Geological Survey. DETAILS TO FOLLOW

18:29

Are Conservation Organisations Complicit in Ethnic Discrimination? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Answering this question with an example of blatantly racist and coercive imagery endorsed and propagated by two large players in the conservation world, both internationally and in India.

The main entrance to Manas national park. Credit: Sougata Sinha Roy/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 3.0

The main entrance to Manas national park. Credit: Sougata Sinha Roy/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 3.0

Trishant Simlai, doctoral candidate in geography at the University of Cambridge, is interested in the links between armed conflict, militarisation and conservation in India. Raza Kazmi, a Jharkhand-based conservationist, is interested in conservation militarisation, intersection of forest rights and conservation needs, and conservation in Indias conflict-ridden Red Corridor landscape.

Global wildlife conservation efforts have advocated the exclusion of local people from parks and areas considered to be of great value to biodiversity, often supporting coercive means to achieve this goal. Among the coercive measures often suggested, some dont shy away from even recommending violence towards offenders.

Governments, conservation agencies and aid donors have further legitimised this exclusion by frequently invoking the narrative of an expanding human population destroying pristine landscapes, often ignoring the role of over-consumption by urban actors or of states and corporate interests extracting resources. Such coercive conservation measures often base the...

18:28

Bulgaria: New Text by Antifascist Prisoner Comrade Jock Palfreeman "IndyWatch Feed War"

JOCKPALFREEMAN

Reply to Statement Concerning Prisoners

06.11.17:  The text (available only in Bulgarian) released by the FAB (Federation of the Anarchists in Bulgaria) on the webpage of their newspaper Svobodna Misal (Free Thought) written by Hristo Nikolov has some valid points. However the question arises what the hell would FAB know about prisons in Bulgaria?

Instead of the FAB showing solidarity towards prisoners and in this case with myself, the FAB has lead a campaign of lies against me for many years. The actions of the FAB are not only contradictory to their claimed goals and all principles of anything remotely socialist. But when they joined the nationalistic hysteria they became just another apparatus of state oppression themselves.

Not only have the FAB been almost totally ineffective and inactive, their biggest accomplishments have been homophobic, racist and nationalist diatribe. To this day, the FAB and any other Left people or organisations that ally themselves with the right wing are the single biggest threa...

18:27

Antarctic ice tipping point or irregularity "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Summer sea ice in Antarctica dropped significantly last year and remains low. Scientists say time is needed (years) to determine if it is a one-off irregularity, or if a tipping point  has been passed and Antarctica is catching up with Arctic warming. Source: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ 2017 (blue) is similar to an unusual low on 2002 (green), []

18:21

Can't disagree with any of this "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Arrived in my inbox. I didn't steal it.

From The NATIONAL BUSINESS REVIEW October 27th 2017

The Limits of Cleverness versus Capitalism

Hidesight  -  Rodney Hide

I have concluded our new prime minister Jacinda Ardern is clever stupid.
She's quick, has good analytical skills and communicates well. There's no doubt she's clever.
    But she's stupid on how the world works and lacks thought-through principles and values. She bobs along on feelings and sounding good and thereby perfectly in tune with a media that emotes rather than reports and analyses.
    By her own account she grew up Mormon but jumped to socialism, becoming president of the International Union of Socialist Youth. She substituted one whacky religion for another. Her work experience is university and Parliament, first as a Labour Party staffer, then as an MP.
    She's driven by belief, not understanding. She can't argue ideas and must dismiss her opponents as uncaring or not yet enlightened. The shortcoming in opposing ideas is not the ideas themselves but the moral deficiency of those expressing them.
    When asked if capitalism had failed low-income New Zealanders, the prime minister-designate said: "If you have hundreds of thousands of children living in homes without enough to survive, that's a blatant failure. What else could could you describe it as?"
    "Hundreds of thousands of children living in homes without enough to survive." That  means "hundreds of thousands of children" dying because of material want. It's nonsense. There would be UN relief missions and international popstars having concerts to aid New Zealand were her claim true.
It isn't.
    It's part of the media-manufactured Jacindamania that such rubbish claims are passed over. She cares, that's enough. It's as if her nonsensical hyperbole underscores the extent of her caring. "Yes, she might have been out by a few hundred children, and yes, they're not exactly not surviving, but her heart is in the right place."
    The problem of poor and neglected children is not the fault of capitalism but of welfarism.  Generations of handouts have robbed too many of any sense of personal responsibility even for the  care and upbringing of their own children.
     It's perfectly respectable now not to provide for yourself, nor house your family, nor commit in any way to your partner in child-making and to have children without the ability to provide or care  or them.
    It's not your fault. You're a v...

18:19

BBC Watch complaint on Partition Plan inaccuracy upheld "IndyWatch Feed War"

Readers may recall that in an edition of the Radio 4 programme PM broadcast back in June, the BBCs Hugh Sykes portrayed the 1947 Partition Plan as follows:

And 70 years ago in 1947, the UN General Assembly passed the partition resolution, recommending the creation of independent Arab and Jewish states with economic union and an international regime for a shared Jerusalem. The two-state resolution 181 seventy years ago was rejected by Palestinians and by most Jewish organisations. [emphasis added]

As was noted here at the time:

The Palestinians in the form of the Arab Higher Committee did indeed reject the Partition Plan outright but so did the Arab states; unmentioned by Sykes. While some groups such as Etzel and Lehi expressed opposition to the Pa...

18:19

Does it really matter if Netanyahu ends up behind bars? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Background noise was the way Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu characterised the decision of his former chief of staff, Ari Harow, to become a state witness. The following day, the prime ministers press officer declared for the 100th time that Nothing will happen, because nothing happened. Despite his relentless effort to paint a []

18:06

ALMA Captures Best-Ever Image of Red Giant W Hydrae "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

ALMA's image of red giant star gives a surprising glimpse of the sun's future

A team of astronomers led by Wouter Vlemmings, Chalmers University of Technology, have used the [Atacama Large Millimeter Array] to make the sharpest observations yet of a star with the same starting mass as the Sun. The new images show for the first time details on the surface of the red giant W Hydrae, 320 light years distant in the constellation of Hydra, the Water Snake. W Hydrae is an example of an AGB (asymptotic giant branch) star. Such stars are cool, bright, old and lose mass via stellar winds. The name derives from their position on the famous Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, which classifies stars according to their brightness and temperature.

[...] Alma's images provide the clearest view yet of the surface of a red giant with a similar mass to the Sun. Earlier sharp images have shown details on much more massive, red supergiant stars like Betelgeuse and Antares. The observations have also surprised the scientists. The presence of an unexpectedly compact and bright spot provides evidence that the star has surprisingly hot gas in a layer above the star's surface: a chromosphere. "Our measurements of the bright spot suggest there are powerful shock waves in the star's atmosphere that reach higher temperatures than are predicted by current theoretical models for AGB stars," says Theo Khouri, astronomer at Chalmers and member of the team. An alternative possibility is at least as surprising: that the star was undergoing a giant flare when the observations were made.

Other best-ever images of stars.

The shock-heated atmosphere of an asymptotic giant branch star resolved by ALMA (DOI: 10.1038/s41550-017-0288-9) (DX)

Previously: Very Large Telescope Interferometer Captures Best Ever Image of Another Star (Antares)


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17:57

Asmara Anarchy: Regime Change Riots Or Fake News Fabrication? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Conflicting reports have sprung up about a supposedly violent riot in the Eritrean capital of Asmara that allegedly took place late last week. All thats known for certain is that a crowd gathered to unsuccessfully protest the closing down of an Islamist school over the weekend that had long flouted []

17:57

WaPo: Media Gets Revenge on Pres. Trump with Awkward Handshake Photo "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The American media has been trying to undermine the success of President Donald Trumps 12-day Asia tour with lying reporting about fish feeding, Japanese cars, grandstanding reporters at press conferences and now revenge photography.

The Washington Post headlined an article about a photograph of Trump awkwardly shaking hands with leaders at the ASEAN summit in the Philippines on Monday that was posted to Twitter by New York Times photographer Doug Mills, News photographer who protested White House restrictions on access gets revenge with revealing shot of Trump.

The photo is not the one in the Post tweet of the article. Here is the Mills photo, which appears to show Trump grimacing, .@realDonaldTrump joins other leaders in a handshake with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, right, during the opening ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit

Of all the mocking comments below Mills tweet of the photo, one contrary comment from an experienced hand stood out, A better question may be to ask why this photo of hundreds of clicks was used.

...

17:55

2019: Ned Nwoko Declares Intention To Re-Position Delta North In Senate "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Ned Nwoko


LAGOS NOVEMBER 13TH (URHOBOTOAY)- As the 2019 general election is fast approaching, one time member of the National Assembly, Prince Chinedu Mumir Nwoko, popularly known as Ned Nwoko, has declared his intention to contest for Senate in the Delta North senatorial District at the National Assembly.
The astute politician and philanthropist, who declared his intention to the media during a media parley with members of the Delta Online Publishers Forum, DOPF on Sunday, November 12, 2017, in his Country home in Idumeje-Ugboko, said his drive to the senate is to provide the people of Delta North a capacity representation, as the area presently lacks proper representation, while also using the occasion to clear the air between him and the Minister of State for Petroleum, Mr Emmanuel Ibe Kachukwu.
While congratulating the members of the Forum for a successful inauguration, and apologising for his absence because of other engagements outside the country he assured them of good working relationship, and pleaded that they be focused and report issues in objectively, either politically or otherwise.
Prince Nwoko said that his drive to the senate is to provide the needed capacity to develop the senatorial district and the entire state. According to him, the state, and the Delta North especially had suffered because of the lack of capacity representation.
The former member of the House of representative...

17:46

Are villages embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution faster than cities? "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Villages in rural India, Bangladesh and Africa may be racing ahead of cities when it comes to embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution and cutting-edge technology for their energy needs, says Global Himalayan Expedition's Jaideep Bansal.

17:45

An American viceroy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

discussion earlier this week that the former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince had with CNNs Erin Burnett, talking about his plans, the proposal that he put forward to President Trump for Afghanistan. ERIK PRINCE: You have to put someone in charge. There has to be a lead federal official, or, in this case, almost a bankruptcy []

17:45

The Identity of the Crown Beast "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Identity of the Crown Beast by JC Collins Philosophy of Metrics The Ultimate Answer to the Timeless Quest(ion) So the story of man runs in a dreary circle, because he is not yet master of the earth that...

The post The Identity of the Crown Beast appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:34

Portland, OR: Call to Action! Defend The Memory Of Mulugeta Seraw from Racial Intimidation! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Portland, OR: Call to Action! Defend The Memory Of Mulugeta Seraw from Racial Intimidation! appeared first on It's Going Down.

Join us on November 13th at 12pm on the E 39th Street overpass in Vancouver, WA, to put a stop to a campaign of white supremacist intimidation on the anniversary of one of Portlands most notorious racist murders.

In the early morning hours of November 13th, 1988, PSU student and beloved member of Portlands Ethiopian diaspora community Mulugeta Seraw succumbed to injuries inflicted upon him in a vicious attack by members of Portlands neo-nazi East Side White Pride gang. In the months and years preceding Seraws murder, neo-nazi organizations had managed to fester and bubble to prominence in Portland and around the United States with the help of informal networks, conspiracy theories, and racist newsletters and telephone hotlines such as Tom Metzgers White Aryan Resistance. In the aftermath of Seraws killing, diverse sections of Portlands community joined together in a struggle to destroy the capacities of local fascist organizations and to drive the neo-nazis out of the city entirely. The communitys response to the horrifying nazi murder of Mulugeta Seraw is widely understood in Portland as a crucial turning point in the ability of nazi gangs to organize for the purpose of intimidating and terrorizing vulnerable communities.

This year on the anniversary of Seraws death, Lakewood, Washington Patriot Prayer follower Morgan Brandfors is calling for an Its Okay to be White Overpass Rally on the E 39th St overpass in Vancouver, WA.

The Its Okay To Be White campaign is a recent manifestation of the Alt-Rights discursive tactic to pretend that white people are risk of white genocide, in order to violently attack minorities. Although the campaign was initially phrased as an effort to troll liberal media into overreacting, slogans like this open the door to white supremacist groups, whose pride in their whiteness and description of themselves as victims, serves as means and justification to attack at-risk groups, and intimidate the wider community. Thinly-veiled crypto-fascist propaganda such as this, rightly met by the community with disgust, is defended as free speech and heritage. But as always, when we dig deeper to look at what this white race is that is being defended, it manifests as racist aggression and fascist violence.

The behind-the-scenes discussions among the...

17:31

Trump's Genocidal, Toxic Team to COP23, with Peabody Coal Leading the Way "IndyWatch Feed War"

Big Mountain In a Time of Monsters, Trump Enables the Monster Makers By Brenda Norrell Censored News White House pushing coal, gas and nuclear energy at UN Climate Summit today. Trump's toxic team with Peabody Coal.  https://www.usea.org/article/usea-industry-trump-administration-talk-future-fossil-fuels-cop23 Trump is sending a genocidal toxic team to the U.N. Climate

17:30

PROJECT PEGASUS: Government Attempt At Teleportation & Time Travel "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hollywood is not in short supply of science fiction movies and TV shows involving questionable government organizations conducting unethical experiments or handling top-secret missions. 

In the abundant and growing collection of audio-visual work in the sci-fi genre, there are a good number of compelling flicks that explore fringe and pseudoscientific topics like teleportation and time travel.

For example, in the 1984 film classic The Philadelphia Experiment, a government experiment ended up transporting two sailors from a ship in a harbor in Philadelphia in the year 1943 to the Nevada desert in 1984.

In the 1995 neo-noir sci-fi movie 12 Monkeys, a prisoner from 2035 is sent back to the past to prevent the release of a deadly virus that erased most of mankinds population.


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17:24

2019: My Stand On Okowas Re-Election Remains Unchanged Ibori "IndyWatch Feed Africa"


LAGOS NOVEMBER 13TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Chief James Onanefe Ibori has asked the general public to disregard the wild and spurious reports claiming to be his stand on Delta States Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and 2019.
In a press statement issued by his Media Assistant, Tony Eluemunor, Ibori said: my stand on His Excellency, Sen (Dr) Arthur Ifeanyi Okowas re-election in 2019 was made publicly, and it has not changed. The things some people manufacture but attribute to me only show the level of their desperation and deserve no direct replies..

17:23

Magnitude 6.5 16km SE of Jaco, Costa Rica November 13, 2017 and Magnitude 7.3 32km S of Halabjah, Iraq November 12, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

2017-11-12 18:18:17 UTC
Magnitude 7.3 32km S of Halabjah, Iraq 34.886N   45.941E
23.2 km depth
CNN News Report
USGS Event Page
2017-11-13 02:28:24 (UTC)
Magnitude 6.5 16km SE of Jaco, Costa Rica

9.526N 84.505W
Depth 19.8 km

17:23

Links 13/11/2017: Samsungs DeX Revisited, Linux Kernel 4.14 Released "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

GNOME bluefish

Contents

GNU/Linux

  • Desktop

    • Samsungs Linux on Galaxy software will bring full-fledged Ubuntu desktop to your phone (with an external display)

      Samsungs DeX dock lets you connect one of the companys recent phones to an external display, mouse, and keyboard to use your phone like a desktop PC assuming youre comfortable with a desktop PC that runs Android.

      But soon you may also be able to use your Android phone as a Linux PC. Samsung recently unveiled plans for Linux on Galaxy, promising that youd be able to run a full-fledged Linux environment on a phone hooked up to a DeX dock.

    • GNU/Linux Is Still Cooking

      ts true that smartphones have taken a huge share of personal computing away from desktops and notebooks but there are still huge limitations around screen-size, computing power, storage etc. where smartphones are not enough. Ive long recommended using smartphones and desktop equipment together. Every time I find my text runs outside a text-box or some page is viewable only in portrait mode in Android/Linux, I long for some way to get to GNU/Linux. Today, I get up off the sofa and walk to my desk. Perhaps some day, Ill dock the smartphone and carry on. Now, I have to re...

17:18

Confessions of an Illuminati House Wife Part 1 to 4 Unlimited funding, under the guise of security, corrupts BIG time! "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Mrs. Katherine Griggs, wife of Colonel George Griggs (Special Operations) gives an insight of the twisted evil of the American Intelligence community and the methods they use to recruit and control operatives.  

The post Confessions of an Illuminati House Wife Part 1 to 4 Unlimited funding, under the guise of security, corrupts BIG time! appeared first on Uncensored NZ Blog.

17:00

The VAIO WIth A Pi Inside "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Raspberry Pi laptops are not an uncommon sight, as many hardware enthusiasts have shoehorned the tiny board behind LCD panels into home-made cases.

[Frank Adams] has created one of the best Pi laptops weve ever seen, (for which we suggest you skip straight to the PDF). Hes removed the guts from an aged Sony VAIO laptop and replaced it with the fruity computer, alongside a Teensy to handle VAIO keyboard, buttons, and LED I/O via the Pi USB port. An M.NT68676 video board interfaces the VAIO display to the Pi HDMI, and a USB to SATA cable is connected to a 240Gb solid state hard drive. The laptops Wi-Fi antenna is routed to the Pi via a soldered on co-axial connector, and there is also a real-time clock board. There are a few rough edges such as a USB cable that could be brought inboard, but its otherwise well-integrated into the case. His write-up is a very comprehensive PDF, that should serve as a good primer to anyone else considering such a laptop conversion.

The result is a laptop that looks for all the world like a commercially produced machine, yet that is also a Raspberry Pi. In a strange way, a Sony laptop is an apt homecoming for the board from Cambridge, because other than red soldermask or very early Chinese-made models, all Raspberry Pi boards are made in a Sony factory in Wales. Whatever the donor laptop though, this is definitely a step above the run-of-the-mill Pi laptops. To see its competition, take a look at this very ugly machine with a bare LCD panel, or this laser-cut sandwich laptop.


Filed under: Raspberry Pi

17:00

Darwin was denied a fair catch there "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

One lucky kid.  Hopefully learned enough to never do that again

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16:58

Uranium One and Star Trek Technology, 1884 "IndyWatch Feed War"

SIGN UP HERE for Wealth 365 Online Conference: https://summit.wealth365.com Good morning, Im still reporting on: Uranium One and Star Trek Technology, 1884 Synopsis: Yesterday, Air Force Secretary, Hether Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein held a press conference to brief reporters on why the Texas shooters military records were not sent to the FBI. After explaining what was being done to fix the records transfer problem, they opened the floor to additional questions. A reporter for Air Force magazine asked about the status of a proposed US Space force. Their responses shocked me. [insert] So space is now a battle space. One in which the US Air Force has been tasked to shift space as a war-fighting domain and achieve space superiority. Also, yesterday this came out in Futurism. The United States Air Forces scientific research wing has invested $26.3 million dollars to develop a laser weapon for fighter jets. The Air Force is hoping to begin testing in 2021. What is the laser weapons number one operational target - to take out guided missiles in flight. According to Lockheed Martin weapons expert, Rob Afza: We have demonstrated our ability to use directed energy to counter threats from the ground, and look forward to future tests from the air as part of the SHiELD system. The weaponry hes talking about is known as the LaWS system, which is no operational on some US warships and you can bet a good proportion of them are floating around between North Korea and Japan. According to Futurism: Conventional missiles could cost millions of dollars to launch, while the rounds used by LaWS only cost about a dollar. It seems that the US has a dominant lead in developing this defensive technology. So how will the poorest of the three leading military powers Russia - hope to compete? Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; https://www.SeaShellDiamondGallery.com - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 https://preparewith.com/Bill.Still - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, Call Tom @ 843-729-7837, website: https://www.TopShelfWater.com Wealth 365 Online Conference - Sign up Here: https://summit.wealth365.com Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/1093536171160726...

16:56

Is nuclear a solution to climate change? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

PRESS-CONFERENCE OF THE COALITION DONT NUKE THE CLIMATE: IS NUCLEAR A SOLUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.dont-nuke-the-climate.org/2017/11/10/press-conference-of-the-coalition-dont-nuke-the-climate-is-nuclear-a-solution-to-climate-change/  Theatre/BULA zone 3 Press Conference Room 2

Press-conference of the coalition Dont nuke the climate:
Is nuclear a solution to climate change?

Speaking: Speaking:Kerstin Rudek, BI Luchow-Dannenberg and Dont Nuke The Climate campaign, Germany
Markus Atkinson, Anti-Nuclear Alliance of Western Australia
Vladimir Slivyak, Ecodefense, Russia

Nuclear industry and its supporters became very active inside the UN talks promoting outdated, expensive and dangerous nuclear energy as a climate friendly technology. Russia, USA and several other countries are organizing pro-nuclear side-events at COP-23 and trying to get developing world to believe in nuclear solution. The reality is that nuclear is not carbon free and far too expensive to be any kind of solution. Nuclear waste is another hot problem that doesnt have a solution. Activists from various countries talk on why nuclear is part of problem and not part of solution. Also announcing the demonstration against false solutions for climate change on November 11 in Bonn.

16:53

Saudis War on Lebanon Backfires "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

After being accused of forcing him to resign, Saudi Arabias apparent detention of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has boosted support for Hezbollah, says author and professor Amal Saad Filed under: Al Qaeda, AngloZionist Empire, Ansarullah, Arab Zionists, Hariri, Hezbollah, ISIL, July war, MBS, Nasrallah, Saudia, Syria, Trump, USA, Yemen, Zionist entity

16:52

Heavenly Palace space station expected to fall back to Earth early 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

China's first prototype space station, named Tiangong-1 (Chinese for "Heavenly Palace 1"), is expected to reenter the Earth's atmosphere sometime between January and March 2018 following the end of its operational life, during which most of the...... Read more

The emerging new physics myth of quark fusion "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The emerging new physics myth of quark fusion is far more complicated than the myth of thermonuclear furnace that believed to exist at the core of our star. However, the fantasy notion of quark fusion is supposed to involve the fusion of elementary particles known...... Read more

Indonesian president recognizes land rights of nine more indigenous groups "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

JAKARTA The Indonesian government has relinquished control over nine tracts of forest to the indigenous communities that have lived there for generations, President Joko Jokowi Widodo announced at a recent conference on land tenure in Jakarta. The move follows the governments recognition last December of nine other communities rights to their ancestral forests, in line with a 2013 decision by Indonesias highest court that removed indigenous peoples customary forests from under state control. The spirit of agrarian reform and community forestry program is how lands and forests, as part of natural resources in Indonesia, can be accessed by the people, and provide economic justice and welfare for the people, the president said in a speech to open the conference on Oct. 25. President Jokowi hands over a land certificate to a representative of an indigenous group on Oct. 25. Photo courtesy of Indonesias Cabinet Secretary. The nine newly designated customary forests, or hutan adat in Indonesian, cover a combined 33.4 square kilometers (13 square miles), on the islands of Sumatra, Borneo and Sulawesi. The move is consistent with Jokowis campaign pledge to give indigenous and other rural communities greater control over 127,000 square kilometers of land, which helped him earn the first-ever presidential endorsement of the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) ahead of the 2014 election. Three years into his presidency, however, the program is running behind schedule. The administration has rezoned just 10,800 square kilometers of community forests, of which 164 square kilometers are customary forests, according to

16:48

South Australian government: local Aboriginal community has final veto on nuclear waste suppositary "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Tim Bickmore shared ENuFF South Australiapost. No Nuclear Waste Dump Anywhere in South Australia, 13 Nov 17 

Oct 24 letter from SA Premier J to the PM regarding proposed radioactive waste suppository in the Flinders Ranges.
.. the South Australian government committed to provide a local Aboriginal community with a final veto right over any future facility proposed on their lands.
I recommend the Commonwealth Government now consider adopting a similar policy position . https://www.facebook.com/groups/1314655315214929/


16:45

Nukes on the Dole Radioactive Welfare Queens "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

you cant advocate for nuclear reactors without indirectly advocating for nuclear weapons and radioactive waste.  Thats because nuclear reactors are producers of both weapons material and radioactive waste. Ike was a nuclear conman. Atoms for Peace have always been Atoms for War.

The Real Nuclear Triad: Energy, Weapons and Waste   NOVEMBER 7, 2017 ..Nukes on the Dole Radioactive Welfare Queens

. some strange recent developments.

Nuclear utilities are in trouble, fighting for life against as Amory Lovins once predicted a massive overdose of market forces and the surging economics of renewables.

But wait. Whatever happened to the wisdom of the free market?  Around the country, as aging reactors reach the end of their operational and economic lives, some states like Wisconsin, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Nebraska are letting them die a dignified natural death. But other states, like New York and Illinois are putting their moribund reactors on life support at public expense.  Projections suggest that state-sponsored electric ratepayer handouts in the two states could total as much as $10 billion over 12 years.

Tim Judson, Director of Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS), warns that if other states follow New York and Illinois, ...

16:41

Two Assam Rifles Jawans Killed, Six Injured in IED Blast in Manipur "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

File photo of Assam Rifles jawans. Credit: PTI

File photo of Assam Rifles jawans. Credit: PTI

Imphal: Two Assam Rifles jawans were killed and six injured when a suspected improvised explosive device (IED) exploded early this morning (November 13) at Chandel town in Manipurs Chandel district, police said.

The IED exploded when an Assam Rifles team was patrolling Maha Mani village of Chandel town, about 64 km from the state capital.

One jawan died on the spot while seven others were injured in the blast. An injured jawan succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital, the police said.

The deceased were identified as riflemen Indra Singh and Sohan Lan. The injured were N. Shyam Kumar, S. Sarkar, Tirendra Nath Das, Ram Govind Singh, Nirmal Roy and Lalnunpuia, the police said.

The post Two Assam Rifles Jawans Killed, Six Injured in IED Blast in Manipur appeared first on The Wire.

16:41

Facebook Launches Community Boost Program To Teach Digital Job Skills "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Facebook to teach digital and social media skills to the unemployed in 30 cities

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the social media giant Facebook, on Thursday announced a new outreach program called Facebook Community Boost, that aims to help small businesses, entrepreneurs and job seekers in the U.S. by teaching them digital and social media skills they need to compete in the new economy.

Announcing the decision on Facebook, Zuckerberg wrote in the post: Today were announcing a new program called Facebook Community Boost to help small businesses in the US grow, and to help more people get the digital skills those businesses need. Since 2011, Facebook has invested more than $1 billion dollars to support small businesses. This is the next step.

Facebook will be investing tens of millions of dollars into the program that will travel to 30 cities around the U.S. in 2018, including stops in Houston, St. Louis, Albuquerque, Des Moines and Greenville, South Carolina. Through the program, Facebook will be training people with new skills, providing entrepreneurs advice, and helping existing organizations without an online presence to master the Internet.

With regard helping businesses, Facebook said they have trained more than 60,000 small businesses in the US and hundreds of thousands more around the world.

More than 1 million small businesses have already taken advantage of Facebooks free online learning hub to learn how to use our marketing tools.

Zuckerburg said, One of the things Im most proud of is that 70 million small businesses use Facebook to connect with customers. Thats 70 million people who now have access to the same tools the big guys have. Now we need to make it easier for people to start and build new businesses or find jobs and opportunities, and in the process strengthen their communities.

According to a company blog post attributed to Facebook VP of small business Dan Levy, the program will target four different groups of people: established business owners, entrepreneurs, job seekers, and those who are interested in digital literacy and online safety training.

We want to do more to support communities across America particularly for those who are transitioning to careers that require more digital skills, Levy wrote.

The free training on a range of digital skills include coding, building websites and obviously using Facebook for their business. Zuckerberg said he thinks these are some specific things Facebook can do to help boost the economy and small businesses, both because its going to be good for our products and business and because its going t...

16:37

US airport screenings failed to detect 70% of hidden weapons in tests "IndyWatch Feed War"

Attempts by undercover investigators to smuggle weapons, explosives and contraband aboard American passenger flights were successful between 70 and 80 percent of the time in the past year, according to reports.

16:35

Digicel budgets K10mil-plus for SIM registration exercise in PNG "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

MORE than K10 million has been committed to the ongoing SIM registration exercise by Digicel, the chief executive Valde Ferradaz says.
Ferradaz said that Digicel had 3000 agents around the nation registering subscribers SIM cards as required by the Papua New Guinea National Information Communication and Technology Authority.
We have in excess of 3000 people empowered as SIM registration agents across the country outside our direct channels, Ferradaz said.
Our agents are commissioned, thus we are creating further employment in the informal sector. We are investing in excess of K10 million on the project.
We encourage anyone who have not registered their SIM to do so to avoid disconnection.
Ferradaz also noted comments by Nicta chief executive Charles Punaha that Digicel had registered 1.5 million subscribers with 2.5 million yet to be registered.
All information by Nicta remains the prerogative of the regulator and thus serves as the official report, Ferradaz said.
Minister for Communication and Information, Technology and Energy Sam Basil also mentioned the possibility of an extension of the SIM card registration deadline next year.
The proposed expiry date of SIM registration is Jan 23, but we might push the deadline to March.
We have to make sure that everyone who owns a SIM card in this country is registered.
We will make sure that the operators must work with Nicta to ensure that if we extend the deadline, then that will be the final deadline.
Operators who continue to provide services to customers not registered after the notice period face a K50,000 penalty for each non-registered subscriber, according to the SIM Card Registration Regulation 2016....read more  on >> PNG Technology News

16:32

My visit to an Amazon bookstore "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

My commentary here is late to the party, but I had not visited a branch before.  Here are my impressions, derived from the Columbus Circle outlet in Manhattan:

1. It is a poorly designed store for me, most of all because it does not emphasize new releases.  I feel I am familiar with a lot of older titles, or I went through a more or less rational process of deciding not to become familiar with them.  Their current popularity, as measured say by Amazon rankings, does not cause me to reassess those judgments.  For me, aggregate Amazon popularity has no real predictive power, except perhaps I dont want to buy books everyone liked.  A really smart person says to consider this again, however, would revise my prior estimates.

2. For me, the very best bookstore and bookstore layout is Daunt, in London, Marylebone High St.  You are hit by a blast of what is new, but also selected according to intellectual seriousness rather than popularity.  You can view many titles at the same time, because they use the facing out function just right for their new arrivals tables.  Some of the rest of the store is arranged by country, much preferable to having say China books in separate sections of history, travel, biography, and so on.

3. I am pleased that fiction is given so much space toward the front of the store.  I do not see this as good for me, but it is a worthwhile counterweight to the ongoing tendency of American book markets to reward non-fiction, or at least what is supposed to be non-fiction.

4. I have mixed feelings about the idea of all books facing outward.  On the positive side, books not facing outward tend to be ignored.  On the downside, this also limits the potential for hierarchicalization through visual display.  All books facing outwards is perhaps a bit too much like no books facing outwards.

Overall I am struck by how internet commerce is affecting Christies and Sothebys in a broadly similar fashion.  The auction houses used to put out different genres, such as Contemporary, European Painting, 20th Century, and so on, for 3-4 day windows, and then they would display virtually everything up for auction.  Now they have a single big display, with highlights from each area, and the rest viewable on-line.  That display then shows for about three weeks.  Like Amazon, they are opting to emphasize what is popular and to let on-line displays pick up the tails and niches.  In all cases, that means less turnover in the displays.  That is information-rich for infrequent visitors, who can take in more at once, but information-poor in relative terms for frequent visitors.  As a somewhat infrequent visitor to auction houses, I gain, but for bookstores I would prefer they cater to the relatively frequent patrons.

5. I am most w...

16:32

Australia sells weapons to countries like Saudi Arabia, that perpetrate human rights abuses "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Its a nearly impossible task to discover exactly what Australia is selling and to whom because the federal government refuses to say, but nuggets of information make it clear that Canberra is aggressively selling weapons and defence equipment to countries involved in conflicts where human rights abuses are being perpetrated.

In his seminal 2011 book on the global arms trade The Shadow World, journalist Andrew Feinstein exposes the fallacies of a nations expanding defence sector. The arms industrys economic contribution is undermined by the frequency with which its main players around the world, Lockheed Martin, BAE, Boeing, Northrop Grumman are implicated in grand corruption, inefficiency and wastage of public resources, he wrote.

Feinstein concludes that the arms trade often makes us poorer, not richer, less not more safe, and governed not in our own interests but for the benefit of a small, self-serving elite, seemingly above the law, protected by the secrecy of national security and accountable to no one. 

Murky business: Australias defence industry is growing, but at what cost?  SMH, Antony Loewenstein , 4 Nov 17 

This years Avalon Air Show in Geelong was the...

16:31

Jon Huntsman Jr. and Why America-Russia Relations Will Remain Stuck? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

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If you want to know just how sorry relations in between Russia and the United States have become, look for the current Ambassador to Russia. Americas closest connect with Moscow via appointment by President Donald Trump, Jon Huntsman Jr. is the son of billionaire businessman Jon Huntsman Sr. of the Huntsman Corporation. Ill wager very few reading this will have ever heard of Huntsman. So, let me introduce you to U.S. dtente in the Trump era.

has a pedigree that reads like the All-American boy. An Eagle Scout in the BSA, a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity in college, Huntsman was even a Mormon missionary in Taiwan for a spell. The former Governor of Utah (2005-2009), the billionaires son has served in the administrations of five U.S. presidents. He was even a presidential candidate, some of you will remember. Interestingly, for all his high level positions and connections, Huntsman Jr. has not made much of a splash. The only reason this analyst even paid him notice at all is for his connection to a dreadful Washington think tank and the foreign policy numb sculls at the Atlantic Council. There are several reasons this facet is significant.

First and foremost, the key people of the Atlantic Council as former President Barack Obama took office, they soon migrated to key positions in that (notorious) administration. The names James L. Jones, Chuck Hagel, Susan Rice, Brent Scowcroft, and Anne-Marie Slaughter should ring bells for those tuned in to U.S. regime change and covert ops. Now President Trumps administration is filling up with the same brand of people who have ruined international relations for the last thirty years. But Huntsmans associations with murderous policymakers goes all the way back to the Nixon administration when his father was in the game. Henry Kissinger was an early influence according to some, and

The Atlantic Council is a front organization bent on twisting foreign nations to fall in line with the globalist doctrine. Funded by an array of corporate and foreign interests, the think tank also gets contributions from 102 corporations (PDF), 16 foreign nations in some form of conflict with Russia, and NATO. The list of Atlantic Council corporate and state donors can also be found here, via the councils honor roll of funding...

16:30

SC to Hear Plea to Curb Rising Pollution in Delhi-NCR "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The plea is set to be heard on Monday, November 13. Credit: Reuters

The plea is set to be heard on Monday, November 13. Credit: Reuters

New Delhi: The Supreme Court agreed to hear today (November 13) itself a fresh plea seeking to curb rising pollution in Delhi and the national capital region (NCR).

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A. M. Khanwilkar and D. Y. Chandrachud considered the submission of lawyer R. K. Kapoor that rise in dust particles on roads and stubble burning in Delhis neighbouring states like Haryana and Punjab have led to an alarming rise in pollution levels in the NCR and its adjoining areas.

We cannot ignore the pollution, the bench said adding that it will hear the plea today itself after finishing the matters listed on its board.

The fresh plea seeks direction to the Centre and the states concerned to take measures on curbing road dust and stubble burning.

It also seeks effective implementation of the odd-even car rationing scheme.

The post SC to Hear Plea to Curb Rising Pollution in Delhi-NCR appeared first on The Wire.

16:30

15 Ways Hemp Can Save the World "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hemp is one of the worlds oldest crops. It also happens to be one of the most versatile.

From plastics to paper, the hemp plant provides a way to live in harmony with the environment and the ecosystems that support it.

Just to give you an idea how far this plant can take us, here are 15 amazing ways hemp can be a game-changer for planet Earth.

#1) Growing hemp prevents pesticide pollution

Did you know hemp is naturally resistant to pests? Unlike cotton or flax (which are estimated to consume 50% of all pesticides) growing hemp does not require pesticides or herbicides.


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16:27

Yosef's Intel Update: "Comet" -- November 12, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Dinar Chronicles

Can you hear the symphony playing? Feel the horns? The scratch of the strings? The drum beat of change? The woodwinds? The triangle and xylophone tings?

Trump appears as the conductor, but in truth, he's the emotional sponge absorbing global attention and bad press around GESARA changes until the timing was right to release the biggest event in human financial history since the time of Christ.

And yet there's nothing special about this day versus any other on the surface. No announcements. No arrests. No breaking news. Interesting how that happened, instead of chaos we get calm for the RV. We're so worn out from all the breaking news reports that we appreciate the serenity of a nothing news day. It's our chance to exhale.

And yet 250,000 banking staff and armed troops are on high alert and in position right now to process 5-7 million redeemers up to the Thanksgiving day holiday. 10 days give or take.

Like a comet flashing in the sky, the RV will activate, release, occur, and conclude and if if you weren't diligently watching, didn't have a friend alert you to what was going on, weren't following on line, forgot to check your text or email did the comet ever really happen? Or is it just a rumor of something magnificent?

No one will know unless you tell them. Will you tell them?

Should someone that didn't follow along till the end be allowed to RV? I wrestle with that one.

Perhaps in the elongated runway the strong have been separated from the weak, from a humanitarian perspective. The righteous from the return on investors.

Then again, I'll send everyone the 800#s, not because they...

16:27

Veterans Day Observed Holiday Special Photos of Veterans Standing Up for Standing Rock Last December "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Veterans at Cannonball, North Dakota on Standing Rock Indian Reservation on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Native News Online photos by Levi Rickert

Veterans Day Observed Holiday

Published November 13, 2017

Editors Note: On this federal holiday that observes Veterans Day, Native News Online shares photographs from last December when thousands of veterans went to Standing Rock to show support.

STANDING ROCK INDIAN RESERVATION   More than three thousand veterans arrived at Standing Rock on the first weekend of December last year to support the water protectors who were there to show their resistance to the Dakota Access oil pipeline. They came in buses and cars. They came to support the water protectors at Standing Rock.

Korean Conflict veteran George Martin ( Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians) from Hopkins, Michigan at Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates, North Dakota on Saturday night, December 3, 2016.

U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D Hawaii) came to Standing Rock to show her support. Gabbard, a U.S. Army veteran who served two tours of duty in Iraq said Standing Rock was a beginning of a powerful movement.

Our real fight is protect water that protects life of our people and our planet, Gabbard told the veterans.

...

16:25

What the Priti Patel Scandal tells us about the Dark Operations of UKs Powerful Israel Lobby "IndyWatch Feed War"

The scandal surrounding Priti Patel, who was forced to resign as Britains international aid minister last week after secret meetings with Israeli officials during a family holiday, offers a small, opaque window on the UKs powerful Israel lobby.

Ms Patels off-the-books meetings with 12 Israelis, including prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, were organised by a British lobbyist in violation of government rules requiring careful documentation of official meetings. That is to prevent conflicts of interest and illicit lobbying by foreign powers.

Government protocol was flouted again when Ms Patel headed to the Golan Heights, occupied Syrian territory, escorted by the Israeli army. There she was shown an Israeli military field hospital that patches up Syrians, including Al Qaeda-affiliated fighters, wounded in Syrias civil war.

Afterwards, Ms Patel pressed for the Israeli army, one of the most powerful in the world, to receive a chunk of Britains overseas aid. Meanwhile, she has sought to cut aid to the Palestinians, including to vital projects in Gaza. A clue as to how she reached such absurd humanitarian priorities is provided in the figure of Stuart Polak, mentor on her Israel holiday.

The honorary president of Conservative Friends of Israel, Lord Polak has recruited four-fifths of Conservative MPs, and almost every government minister, to a group whose explicit goal is to advance Israeli interests in Britain. The prime minister, Theresa May, is regarded as one of Israels most fervent supporters in Europe.

That should be a cause for public indignation no other foreign state enjoys such unabashed, high-level political support.

Another window on Israels meddling opened briefly last week. The BBCs political editor, Laura Kuenssberg, took to Twitter to relay a damning comment from an unnamed senior member of Ms Patels party. In a clear reference to Israel, the source observed: The entire apparatus has turned a blind eye to a corrupt relationship that allows a country to buy access.

A short time later, presumably under pressure, Ms Kuenssberg deleted the tweet. The BBC has not reported the comment elsewhere and the senior Conservative has not dared go public. Such, it seems, is the intimidating and corrupting influence of the lobby.

More than a decade ago, two leading American academics wrote a study of the Israel lobbys role in the United States, Israels chief patron for half a century. It was a sign of the lobbys influence that John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt could not find a publisher at home. They had to turn to a British journal instead.

The Israel lobbys strength in western capitals has depended precisely on its ability to remain out of view. Simply to talk about the lobby risks being accused of perpetuating a...

16:21

Iran-Iraq Earthquake: At Least 168 People Killed, Over 1500 Injured "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A damaged storefront is seen after an earthquake in Halabja, Iraq, November 12, 2017. Credit: Twitter via Reuters

A damaged storefront is seen after an earthquake in Halabja, Iraq, November 12, 2017. Credit: Twitter via Reuters

Baghdad/Ankara: At least 168 people were killed in Iraq and Iran on Sunday when a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the region, state media in the two countries said, as rescuers searched for dozens trapped under rubble.

At least 164 people were killed in Iran, Behnam Saeedi, a spokesman for Irans National Disaster Management Organization said on state television. More than 1,650 were injured, he said.

Officials expected the casualty toll to rise when search and rescue teams reached remote areas of Iran.

A quake registering a magnitude between 7 and 7.9 can inflict widespread and heavy damage. Moreover, many houses in rural areas of Iran are made of mud bricks that can crumble easily in a quake.

The earthquake was felt in several provinces of Iran but the hardest hit province was...

16:20

Will Move Court Against Infosys for GST Network Glitches, Says Traders Body "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Infosys has said that the Confederation of All India Traders allegations are completely inaccurate.

An employee is seen behind an Infosys logo at the company's campus in the southern city of Bangalore, India, September 23, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Abhishek Chinnappa/File Photo

An employee is seen behind an Infosys logo at the companys campus in the southern city of Bangalore, India, September 23, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Abhishek Chinnappa/File Photo

New Delhi: Traders body CAIT (Confederation of All India Traders), which has blamed Infosys for glitches in the GST Network, on Sunday said if no action is taken against the company, it will have no other option left but to take shelter of the court of law.

In a statement, CAIT said the GST portal has brought much harassment and mental agony to traders by its non-smooth functioning and has proved a major roadblock in success of a good taxation system like GST.

The traders body said that i...

16:20

November 13th 2017 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #298 "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

16:19

Indonesian Supreme Court Terminates Water Privatization "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

One of the last acts of the Suharto dictatorship in 1997 was illegal privatization of Jakarta Citys water services. Finally the 20-year long legal fight was came to an end. The Indonesian Supreme Court on October 9, 2017 announced that it ruled against privatization of water services in Jakarta. In its verdict, the Supreme Court []

16:18

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Nov. 13, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Nov. 13 2017

Compiled 12:01 am EDT 13 Nov. 2017 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com

Source: Dinar Chronicles

A. Nov. 12 1:39 pm EST GCR Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure GCR/RV Intel Alert for November 12, 2017 https://operationdisclosure.blogspot.com/

1. Operators were actively seeking out Cabal targets and assets.

2. Undisclosed arrests were being made daily.

3. Saudi Arabia was a major blow to the Cabal (14 Saudi Princes, 7 Saudi officials arrested last week who were connected to an international human trafficking ring that included children).

4. Cabal Human Trafficking Rings were being raided by White Hats in the FBI.

5. There were 294 sealed indictments in Virginia alone.

6. Clinton and McCain were both in custody via an ankle bracelet.

7. Iraqi Dinar was international and had been for a while.

8. Iraq was told to wait for IMF authorization before announcing the new Dinar international rate.

9. Paymasters were told to be ready for fund disbursement awaiting IMF authorization.

10. The IMF was waiting on the Elder's authorization.

11. The (gold/asset backed) USN was already digitally backing the USD.
...

16:15

Monday November 13th 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

16:12

Senator Bernardis Nuclear Fuel Cycle (Facilitation) Bill joins Tony Abbott in pro-nuke fervour "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

  Bernardi seeks to lift ban on nukes, THE AUSTRALIAN,  MICHAEL OWEN, SA Bureau Chief, Adelaide, 12 Nov 17 

Senatorr Cory Bernardi will introduce a bill in parliament today that seeks to lift a ban on nuclear power plants and enrichment and processing facilities.

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has asked Malcolm Turnbull to give Aborigines the final right of veto over any site chosen by the federal government for the planned national radioactive waste dump.

Senator Bernardi, who plans to run candidates under his Australian Conservatives banner at the South Australian election in March, said he would introduce a bill today to remove bans on an Australian nuclear fuel cycle, particularly as they apply to nuclear power plants...

16:11

PNG to Begin Forceable Removal of Asylum Seekers From Manus Island Camp "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Asylum seekers protest on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, in this picture taken from social media November 6, 2017. Credit: Social Media/Handout via Reuters

Asylum seekers protest on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, in this picture taken from social media November 6, 2017. Credit: Social Media/Handout via Reuters

Sydney: Papua New Guinea immigration minister Petrus Thomas said authorities would take steps on Monday to forcibly remove around 450 men who remain in an abandoned Australian detention centre without food or running water.

Hundreds of men have barricaded themselves into the Manus Island centre for more than 13 days without regular food or water supplies, defying attempts by Australia and Papua New Guinea to close the facility.

We will be taking steps with relevant authorities to move the residents based on serious exposure to health risk for the food of everyone that is remaining, Thomas said in a statement issued late on Sunday.

The timetable stokes fears of a potential clash...

16:10

*Update: Video Added* President Trump Speech To ASEAN Summit Manila Philippines 11:30pm EST (Delayed See Update) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Donald J. Trump will begin to wrap up his extended 11-day visit to Asia with a speech during the ASEAN Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines. UPDATE Video Added: [TRANSCRIPT] PRESIDENT TRUMP: President Duterte, Continue reading

16:10

Switch off your mobiles at 11 am on 11/11 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Join #NoAadhaar#NoMobile #SwitchOff #AadhaarFree November Earlier this year, the government ordered us to link our mobile connections to our Aadhaar numbers or have our mobile connections cut off. NO hesitation in jumping the gun even as the legal challenge to Aadhaar comes up for hearing in the Supreme Court! NO qualms against violating our Constitutional []

16:10

Paint the town green: AkzoNobel powers towards net zero emissions "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

In its latest sustainability initiative, Dutch paint firm AkzoNobel has just ensured that all its production facilities in the Netherlands are powered by renewable energy, bringing it a step closer to its net zero emissions by 2050 target.

Power is a threat to culture "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Wade Davis National Geographic Explorer

16:09

Here Comes the PRA Pension Rehabilitation Administration "IndyWatch Feed World"

Remember the S&L Crisis, well welcome to the Pension Crisis. It is becoming well known behind the curtain that we have a global pension crisis. I first reported this event more than 15 years ago. This at the WEC, we had more than 10 major pension funds attending from around the world. The crisis has been set in motion by the lowering of interest rates with the Crash of 2007. This is why the Fed Char Yellon has been talking about the need to normalize interest rates. The crisis in Europe is reaching catastrophic proportions.

In the USA, Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, intends to introduce legislation that would allow struggling multiemployer pension funds to borrow from the U.S. Treasury to remain solvent. The proposal being kicked around would create a new office within the Treasury Department called the Pension Rehabilitation Administration (PRA). The funds would come from the sale of Treasury-issued bonds to financial institutions. The pension funds could borrow for 30 years at low-interest rates. One restriction for borrowers is they could not make risky investments. That will mean they must buy government bonds since the government assumes whatever it issues in debt is risk-free, That propaganda is supported by the big accounting firms.

16:05

Unusual Trilat President Trump, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, and Australian PM Turnbull "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Some last minute modifications to President Trumps schedule appear to have ended up adding Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to a previously scheduled bilateral meeting with Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull (suspicious cats nemesis down under). I think President Trump wanted Continue reading

16:04

Europes radiation cloud is dangerous for those who are near the unknown source. "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Radiation Cloud Over Europe, Not Harmless to Those near Unknown Source, Nuclear Expert Says https://www.environews.tv/world-news/radiation-cloud-europe-not-harmless-near-unknown-source-nuclear-expert-says/, bureau EnviroNews World News ,by Emerson Urry , November 11, 2017    An airborne plume of radioactive ruthenium 106 from a nuclear accident was detected in the atmosphere of the majority of European countries, from late September through mid-October, according to Frances Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety Institute (IRSN) but the source is still unknown. As of November 10, 2017, the manmade element has been identified in at least 28 countries.

While many news agencies are calling the cloud harmless and reporting the good news that radiation levels are low and that no health consequences have been observed radiation exper...

16:03

CNNs Great Big Story Features Eighth Generation, a Native-owned Business "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Louie Gong

Published November 13, 2017

SEATTLE Eighth Generation, a Native-owned business, that sells Native shoes, wool blankets and cell phone covers, among other Native art was featured on CNNs Great Big Story last week.

Founded in 2008 by Louie Gong (Nooksack) is the first Native-owned company to ever produce wool blankets. Eighth Generations flagship retail store in located in Seattles iconic Pike Place Market.

There is a great demand for cultural art in todays market, with everything from clothing to home goods and jewelry featuring Native American-inspired designs. Unfortunately, the majority of these products are counterfeit, using appropriated designs by non-Native artists. Now, Louie Gong is reclaiming his heritage through Eighth Generation, a company that merges the traditional works of Native artists with a modern aesthetic. The Great Big Story

 

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16:03

European Banking Crisis "IndyWatch Feed World"

There is intense resistance building against the stricter new rules on bad loans among the European banks. This will hit Italy hard and may push off the edge more than one Italian bank. With the elections coming next year in Italy, the banking rules may be the straw that breaks the back.

The background to the dispute is the demand of the ECBs banking supervisor that banks must withhold higher reserves for the default-prone loans in their portfolios. The crisis stems from the fact that as taxes have increased, the economy has declined. The total bad loans in the Eurozone add up to about 844 billion euros. About 25% of this figure is concentrated in Italian banks.

A good stiff wind may blow over the European banking system

 

16:02

ASEAN Summit Draft Statement Skips Over Rohingya Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi attends the opening session of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines, November 13, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi attends the opening session of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines, November 13, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Manila: A draft of the statement to be issued after a Southeast Asian summit makes no mention of the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmars Rakhine state following a military crackdown that has been described by the United Nations as ethnic cleansing.

One paragraph of the communique, seen by Reuters on Monday, mentions the importance of humanitarian relief provided for victims of natural disasters in Vietnam and a recent urban battle with Islamist militants in the Philippines, as well as affected communities in northern Rakhine state.

The statement was drawn up by the Philippines, current chair of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) which includes Myanmar whose leaders met for a plenary session in Manila on Monday.

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16:02

#NativeVote18 -Three Lessons from Last Weeks Elections, Time to Add Names, Ideas "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Green Party candidate Eve Reyes-Aguirre is running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona. She is co-chair of the Global Indigenous Womens Caucus. (Campaign photo)

Guest Commentary

Published November 13, 2017

Three lessons from  last weeks election results.

First: Gerrymandering can be defeated. The election districts in Virginia were designed to support incumbents, and especially Republicans. The Atlantic described the well-documented Republican operation to gain control of the mapmaking process in 2010 (and) saw their share of legislative seats steadily grow, even as their actual vote shares decreased. In other words, these maps helped Republicans retain majorities even when they earned substantially fewer votes.

That changed Tuesday. Voters swamped the supposedly safe districts and Democrats gained significantly. Perhaps even control of the legislature (votes are still be counted and will be recounted in a key race). So turnout beats districts drawn by one side to win. (The definition of gerrymandering.)

Second: Minority parties can win in this election cycle. Its always tough to run as a third or fourth party candidate in the United States. The deck is stacked. The system is rigged to favor the two established parties. However some twenty-plus self-described Democratic Socialists (ala Bernie Sanders) won on Tuesday, including Denise Joy in Billings, Montana. Joy was elected to the city council.

This could be an interesting trend.

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16:01

11th Annual LA Skins Fest Announces All Events & Film Screenings (Nov. 14 19) "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

AH-HOS-TEEND Retired

Published November 13, 2017

LOS ANGELES  The LA Skins Fest, presented by COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL, announced today its full list of features and shorts that will be screened through the festivals 6-day run (November 14th 19th, 2017). Events will take place at the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences, the TCL Chinese Theatre and the SAG/AFTRA headquarters in Los Angeles.

NBCUniversal is committed to fostering the next generation of Native American talent both in-front-of- and behind-the-camera, said Craig Robinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal. Our partnership with the LA Skins Fest is essential to that mission.

Were proud to support the LA Skins Fest for their great work in identifying the next generation of Native American talent, said Janine Jones-Clark, SVP Global Talent Development & Inclusion. We look forward to developing relationships with this years participants as we are certain their unique perspectives and life experiences will be impactful to our diversity and inclusion efforts throughout the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.

This years festival showcases over fifty films from features, documentaries and shorts that represent hundreds of Native American tribes. Of the dozens of films being screened, more than 30 will see their world premieres. Films were selected out of hundreds of submissions from around the world.

This year, the LA Skins Fest opens its screening program with Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Entertainments latest blockbuster THOR RAGNAROK at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and closes with the new Danny Trejo horror film IN THE WOODS.

November 14th, 2017, we will conduct the 6th Annual Native Writers Pitch Workshop. The pitch workshop is designed to give Native American writers the capa...

16:01

On shedding the patronym "IndyWatch Feed National"

I think about the notable women who have chosen a mononym instead (Cher, Madonna, the French author Colette), but I decide unless I want to join the millennial poets of Instagram and Tumblr, the mononym isnt the right move for me as a writer. Even then, I learn that Colettes mononym was inspired by her fathers surname.

I start to wonder if I am reading too much into the whole thing, then decide that I am not seeking a name that is devoid of gender, just one that feels like mine.

16:01

Draghi Knew About Hiding Losses by Italian Banks "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Bank of Italy, when it was headed at the time by Mario Draghi, knew Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA hid the loss of almost half a billion dollars using derivatives two years before prosecutors were alerted to the complex transactions, according to documents revealed in a Milan court.

Mario Draghi, now president of the European Central Bank, was fully aware of how derivatives were being used to hide losses. Goldman Sachs did that for Greece, which blew up in 2010. It is now showing that Draghi was aware of the problems stemming from a 2008 trade entered into with Deutsche Bank AG which was the mirror image of an earlier deal Monte Paschi had with the same bank. The Italian bank was losing about 370 million euros on the earlier transaction, internally they called Santorini named after the island that blew up in a volcano. The new trade posted a gain of roughly the same amount and allowed losses to be spread out over a longer period. We use to call these tax straddles.

The report was dated September 17th, 2010, and marked private demonstrating that the Bank of Italy was aware that by choosing not to book the trade at fair value Monte Paschi avoided showing a loss at the time. If the bank had used a mark-to-market valuation in the fourth quarter of 2008, it would have been included in its year-end report as the credit crisis was cresting.

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16:01

What Is A Hut? "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

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Malaka Gharib/NPR

Thanks to National Public Radio (USA) for bringing this to our attention:

Is It Insulting To Call This A Hut?

The complaints came in shortly after we ran a...

16:00

Washingtons Drug of Choice in the War on Terror "IndyWatch Feed War"

Originally posted at TomDispatch. As you read todays piece by historian and TomDispatch regular Alfred McCoy, author most recently of In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of U.S. Global Power, think of Afghanistan as the gateway drug for three Washington administrations. Within weeks of the 9/11 attacks, George W. Bush Continue reading "Washingtons Drug of Choice in the War on Terror"

The post Washingtons Drug of Choice in the War on Terror appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

16:00

Whaleoil Backchat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. You dont have to stay on topic in these posts like you do in all others. Feel free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. If you havent tried it before, signing up for a Disqus account is free, quick, and it is easy. New []

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16:00

I Will Survive "IndyWatch Feed War"

Dear Readers, I write this under great duress, and against my better judgment: it has never been my policy to mix my personal life and my writing/professional life. This time, however, I dont see how I can avoid it. My regular readers will have noticed that Ive skipped more than a couple of columns recently, Continue reading "I Will Survive"

The post I Will Survive appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

16:00

Anti-Snoring Juice: How To Naturally Get Rid Of Snoring And Sleep Apnea "IndyWatch Feed World"

The reason I cant fall asleep isnt that I drank too much caffeine, or slept too late into the day; Its because my partner wont stop snoring! If you relate to this, get ready to sleep again because this recipe will solve your endless torment of nasal congestion or your partners!

Snoring can drive you absolutely crazy, especially if its your partner doing it. It can keep you up for hours making you basically furious at your clueless partner deep in slumber. You can toss, turn, cover your head with a pillow, put in earplugs, punch a mirror or even your partner, and itll never fix it! Snoring can even be annoying to yourself as well. Im sure theyre tired of being woken up and told to shut up every night! Snoring can even make you wake yourself up during the night. All around, snoring sucks for everyone! If you suffer from snoring Im sure you were already well aware of this. But, this is going to be good news to you because you can use this simple recipe to solve snoring and catch some Zs in no time!

There are many different things that can cause you to snore, anywhere from your weight to your alcohol consumption can provoke it. However, when you fall asleep and begin entering a deeper state of sleep, the muscles in the roof of your mouth, tongue, and throat relax. They can relax so much that they begin blocking the airway, causing vibrations also known as snoring! There are many different pharmaceutical products out there that claim to be the cure for all of our sleep deprivation and vibrational throat problems, but they never work. Theyre also pretty expensive as well. However, if you want to avoid going broke from pointless pharmaceutical products, you can try this guaranteed natural remedy!

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16:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

1.00 AUD = 0.0001 BTC
0.0001 BTC = 0.85 AUD
Converter

Too Late For Republican Elected Officials To Batten Down The Hatches And Ride Out The Storm "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Republican politicians who are disgusted with Trump and want to distance themselves from him and from Bannon and from that whole neo-fascist wing of the party. Maybe be heartened to see Trump's favorability ratings continue to crater. But, unfortunately for them, what they're seeing, primarily, are independents being turned off to Trump, not Republicans. It's his party now and it will be so into the foreseeable future-- at least until 2020. They'll get their asses kicked in 2018 but it won't matter much as the party establishment moves into the minority-- in the House for sure and maybe even in the Senate. Republican politicians who hate Trump and Trumpism have just two choices now-- bite their tongues and tow the line or do what Flake, Corker, Dent, LoBiondo and an increasing number of Republicans are doing: retire early.

Yesterday, Dan Balz, writing for the Washington Post reported that GOP leaders have no choice but to live with the consequences of Trump's domination of the party. They're no more capable of controlling him than the conservatives in Germany were capable of controlling Hitler. Ed Gillespie's attempt to run as a mainstream conservative with a bit of outlandish Trumpism-- even without Trump, just with Pence-- came across as insincere, unauthentic and utterly dysfunctional. He lost by a much higher margin than anyone or any poll predicted-- 1,408,831 (53.9%) to 1,174,903 (44.9%)-- dragging the 2 other statewide races down with him and wrecking the GOP majority in the House of Delegates with an unexpected flood of defeats, including for the Majority Leader and Majority Whip. And Trump kicked Gillespie in the ass on his way out the door, after lavishing praise-- the Trumpian kiss of death-- on him during the campaign.

Balz reports that Gillespies strategy didnt work be...

15:59

How the peacefulAmerican nuclear industry subsidises the nuclear weapons industry "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Real Nuclear Triad: Energy, Weapons and Waste   NOVEMBER 7, 2017   .Chasing Nuclear Market ShareIn a recent piece in Foreign Affairs, entitled Will the West Let Russia Dominate the Nuclear Market? What the Westinghouse Bankruptcy Means for the Future, born-again new environmentalists and new nukes enthusiasts Nick Gallucci and Michael Shellenberger argue that US taxpayers should bail out the once-powerful, now bankrupt and Japanese-owned nuclear giant Westinghouse, or risk losing both global commercial and military nuclear primacy.

In the face of documented world-wide nuclear industry collapse, these guys want to revive what they call Eisenhowers humanitarian dream of Atoms for Peace (which spread deadly US nuclear technology around the world in the first place ) in order to, as Ike promised,...

15:57

Does Jacinda Ardern lie? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Famously she said:-

Yet since she and her regime have been our government we have seen relentless spin. Spin which which would say equals lies. She has spun to be kind over Mallards appointment, APEC, TPP for example. Her dwarves, e .g. Hipkins are arrogant liars  as well.

Yet we see no comment from the MSM. In all this the MSM are the greatest disappointment,

The TPP schemozzle is a prime example, weeks ago it was an egregious affront to NZ sovereignty, but now with the application of Ardern pixiedust it is rebadged with new lipstick as a marvellous triumph.

Media should be ashamed and the gladhanding from business is Adam suspects more from relief than any great support for the voyage of the dammed.


15:55

Citizens reject Aadhaar: Initiate Opt Out "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

After our last update of November 9, we have received several messages an emails in support of more citizen action against Aadhaars coercion and exclusion. Now, we present three ways in which you can take action, and make a difference 1. On November 11, tomorrow at 11 am, Join #NoAadhaar#NoMobile #SwitchOff mobiles for 30 minutes []

15:54

Malcolm Turnbull urges Hong Kong to put pressure on North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Malcolm Turnbull calls North Korea criminals, urges Hong Kong to help, SMH, Lindsay Murdoch, 12 Nov 17,  Hong Kong: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has accused North Korea of being one of the worlds most cunning, sophisticated criminals,  involved in many serious crimes, including drug trafficking, in his strongest condemnation yet of the dictator Kim Jong-un.

And Mr Turnbull told US president Donald Trump and Chinas president Xi Jinping during a leaders retreat in Vietnam that their relationship is one of the single most priorities for the world today, urging them work together to pressure North Korea over is nuclear weapons programhttp://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/malcolm-turnbull-calls-north-korea-criminals-urges-hong-kong-to-help-20171112-gzjp85.html


15:54

UK MP JOHN WOODCOCK WANTS PUBLIC TO PAY FOR NEW CANCER FACTORY, AKA NEW NUCLEAR POWER STATION "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

JOHNWOODCOCKMPJohn Woodcock MP has announced that he wants the public to pay for a new cancer factory in Cumbria.  The money to pay for new reactors on greenfields (being called Moorside) near Sellafield should come out of the public purse he says.  As the situation stands with China and South Korea in the running for a finger in the UKs nuclear poison pie, the public would be handing over money to state owned companies.  This is outrageous but it is not the most outrageous thing about new nuclear build.  There is not enough freshwater in Cumbria right now for the existing wastes with the public having to make do with borehole water while Sellafield abstracts top quality water from Wastwater, the river Ehen and elsewhere.  Where on this precious earth does John Woodcock think the top quality water required to cool the Moorside wastes for  many decades would come from? 

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15:53

US Service Member Among 19 Killed in Iraq "IndyWatch Feed War"

Although formal talks between the Kurdish and Iraqi governments are stalled, back-channel communication is ongoing. However, the most important news of the day is unrelated to war or politics. An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck at the border between Iraq and Iran with the heaviest damage being reported at Darbandikhan, Kurdistan. Continue reading "US Service Member Among 19 Killed in Iraq"

The post US Service Member Among 19 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

15:53

16 Million-Strong Organization in India Joins the BDS Movement "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Earlier this month, the largest national organization representing farmers and agricultural workers in India, All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), has announced that it has joined the BDS movement. AIKS is is spread across 21 states in India and is over 16 million members strong. AIKS has resolved to: 1, Endorse the call for Boycott, Divestment []

15:50

As Saudi Purge Expands And Chaos Grips Middle East Is THIS The Tip Of The Iceberg That Takes Down Hillary Clinton? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

As Saudi Purge Expands And Chaos Grips Middle East Is THIS The Tip Of The Iceberg That Takes Down Hillary Clinton? by Stefan Stanford All News Pipeline In this new, viral story by Chris Martenson over at Peak...

The post As Saudi Purge Expands And Chaos Grips Middle East Is THIS The Tip Of The Iceberg That Takes Down Hillary Clinton? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

15:50

South East Asian Nations Not Taking South China Sea Thaw for Granted, Draft Statement Says "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

From left, Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen, Indonesia President Joko Widodo and Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, smile during a family photo before the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines on Monday Nov. 13, 2017. Credit: Reuters

From left, Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Si...

15:48

(Video) 50 Year Old Recording Explains Why the World if Going Crazy Today "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Jun 13, 2017

This is a recording from 1967, It describes events we see in the news today with shocking accuracy. Everything was pre planned and they only have one goal.

Myron Fagan is the speaker

Thank you for watching.

God Bless You.

15:45

13 November REneweconomy news "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

RenewEconomy
  • Know your NEM: Queensland poll what are the odds?
    Queensland energy politics has something for everyone including a new coal plant but bookmakers are backing the state Labor. Meanwhile, on the NEM

15:45

Samsung Shows Off Linux Desktops on Galaxy 8 Smartphone "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

El Reg reports

Ubuntu--all of it--running Eclipse on a phone, and a DeX dock

Video Samsung's shown a little more of its plans to run fully-fledged Linux desktops on its 8-series Galaxy smartmobes.

Samsung teased the idea of Linux on its flagship phones in October 2017, promising that Linux would run in your hand or, if you use its DeX dock, in full desktop mode on a monitor. Now it's released [a video] to show off its idea.

Described as a "Concept Demo", the vid has a couple of interesting moments.

The first comes at the 12 second mark, after the "Linux on Galaxy" app has been run. At this point we see Ubuntu 16 listed, along with a plus sign to add other OSes to the app. This appears to make good on Samsung's promise that you'll be able to have multiple OSes in your Galaxy.

Not long after the app boots, an Ubuntu desktop duly appears and runs Eclipse [the FOSS integrated development environment].

In its original announcement of Linux on Galaxy, Samsung said it was aimed at developers wanting Linux wherever they may roam, on the off-chance they feel like doing a spot of coding on a very small screen. At 1:09 in the video below, the company puts some meat on those bones by suggesting Linux on a smartphone means developers can "use classic IDE desktop IDE for native ARM development."

Which sounds a bit more like it as The Register can imagine developers using a handset to test an app and tweaking it on the run, popping a phone in and out of a dock when a proper look at the code is required

Samsung's still not saying when Linux on Galaxy will debut, but at least now we know it's more than[sic] advanced than mere announcementware. The company's still offering the chance to sign up for more info about the tool, here.

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15:44

Pope Francis condemns the possession of nuclear weapons: nuclear deterrence is no longer acceptable "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Pope Francis: the possession of nuclear weapons should be firmly condemned http://catholicherald.co.uk/news/2017/11/11/pope-francis-the-possession-of-nuclear-weapons-should-be-firmly-condemned/    Pope Francis indicated that deterrence is no longer acceptable

The existence of nuclear weapons creates a false sense of security that holds international relations hostage and stifles peaceful coexistence, Pope Francis said.

The threat of their use as well as their very possession is to be firmly condemned, the pope told participants at a conference on nuclear disarmament hosted by the Vatican.

For years, popes and Catholic leaders had said the policy of nuclear deterrence could be morally acceptable as long as real work was underway on a complete ban of the weapons. In condemning possession of the weapons, Pope Francis seemed to indicate that deterrence is no longer acceptable.

Nuclear weapons exist in the service of a mentality of fear that affects not only the parties in conflict but the entire human race, he said.

The conference, sponsored by the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, brought together 11 Nobel laureates, top officials from the United Nations and NATO, diplomats from around the world and experts in nuclear weapons and the disarmament process. They were joined by scholars, activists and representatives of bishops conferences, including Stephen Colecchi, director of the U.S. bishops Office of International Justice and Peace.

Several speakers, including Masako Wada, one of the last survivors of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, were to discuss the suffering wrought by nuclear arms.

Pope Francis told the group that the essential witness of survivors of the bombings in Japan as well as those suffering the effects of nuclear weapons testing are prophetic voices that serve as a warning, above all for coming generations.

In his speech, the pope said that when it comes to the ideal of a nuclear-free world, a certain pessimism exists and brings with it considerable expense as nations modernize their nuclear arsenals.

As a result, the real priorities facing our human family, such as the fight against poverty, the promotion of peace, the undertaking of educational, ecological and health care projects, and the development of human rights, are relegated to second place, he said.

Pope Francis said the existence of weapons whose use would result in the destruction of humanity are senseless even from a tactical standpoint.

What is more, he said, there is the growing danger....

15:42

The Vatican calls for integral nuclear disarmament "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

  http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2017/11/12/the_vatican_calls_for_integral_nuclear_disarmament_/1348481 The Vatican is calling for integral nuclear disarmament. According to the preliminary conclusions of a just-ended high level symposium entitled Prospects for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament, integral disarmament is both an urgent immediate need and a long-term process.

The symposium, organized by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development got underway as tensions escalated between the US and North Korea.

It saw the participation of eleven Nobel peace laureates, top United Nations and NATO officials, leading experts, heads of  major foundations and of civil society organizations, as well representatives of bishops conferences, Christian denominations and other faiths. Pope Francis addressed the gathering on Friday.

Wrapping up the symposium on Saturday, Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, read out the following preliminary conclusions:

The Dicastery brought together religious leaders and representatives of civil society, officials of States and international organizations, noted academics and Nobel Laureates and students, to illuminate the connections between integral disarmament and integral development, and to explore the links among development, disarmament and peace.  As our Holy Father, Pope Francis, repeatedly reminds us, everything is connected.


15:38

BUSTED: Judge In Fusion GPS Case Has A Good Friendship With John Podesta, Teaches Class With Him At Georgetown Law "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The federal judge who has been assigned the heavily anticipated Fusion GPS case is close friends with Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, and the two have taught a course together at Georgetown Law School since 1997, raising various conflict of interest questions about the case. The question at hand in the case is whether the []

The post BUSTED: Judge In Fusion GPS Case Has A Good Friendship With John Podesta, Teaches Class With Him At Georgetown Law appeared first on GotNews.

15:31

Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman Identified As Suspect Behind Mall of America Stabbings "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Sunday evening, Bloomington police scrabbled to the Mall of America after a man stabbed two people inside Macys. 

Police have identified the suspect as 20-year-old Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman.  

The initial investigation has revealed that one of the victims returned to the dressing room after trying on clothing and found the suspect attempting to steal his personal propertyA confrontation ensued and the suspect pulled a knife and stabbed the victim. The second victim, who is related to the first, heard the confrontation and intervened and in doing so was also stabbed. The suspect received minor injuries from the victims while they disarmed him. Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman, 20 years old from Minneapolis is being held on 2 counts of 1st Degree Assault, said Bloomington Police in a Sunday evening statement.

FOX 9 reports:

Police say a man was in the dressing room when the suspect, identified as 20-year-old Mahad Abdirahaman of Minneapolis, tried to steal some of his items. When the victim confronted Abdirahaman he drew a knife and stabbed the victim.

Members of the victims family intervened. While they intervened, Abdirahaman stabbed another adult male.

Family members were able to detain the Abdirahaman until police arrived and took him into custody.

Both adult males were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

It is not believed the Abdirahaman knew the victims.

Mall of America released the following statement: This evening during an interrupted theft inside Macys Mall of America, two people were stabbed and sustained non-life threatening injuries. One person is in custody and Bloomington Police is conducting the ongoing investigat...

15:31

Why India Should Be Wary of the Quad "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Like it or not, the term Indo Pacific seems to be a means of including India in the military calculations of US strategy in the Pacific.

Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe and Donald Trump

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump, Japanese Prime Shinzo Abe and other world leaders at an ASEAN Summit dinner in Manila on Sunday. Credit: PTI

The second coming of the Quadrilateral alliance of the US, Australia, Japan and India to confront China in the Asia-Pacific may not be the proverbial farce, but it is close enough.

The first time around it collapsed when two of its members found it inconvenient to go ahead. And now, after a decade, in which China has militarily consolidated itself in the very region that the Quad had hoped to challenge, the chimera is once again being chased.

Mooted as an alliance of democracies, it seeks to upend everything we know about international relations, where the drivers are national interests, rather than values. Even that titanic struggle against evil in World War II, pitted a partial democracy (the US), an empire (the UK) and the communist Soviet...

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The Two Faces of Allahu Akbar "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Apologists and moderate Muslims came out in full force after the NYC attack to tell the masses that extremists have hijacked and distorted the glorious meaning of Allahu Akbar uttered multiple times a day by peaceful Muslims and Arab Christians. Surely saying that Allah is greater is not a war cry. But why are they saying greater []

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False Memories, Part 2: I Dont Know Her from Anybody "IndyWatch Feed National"

(L)  Teddy Roosevelt, (C) Leigh Corfman, and (R) Judge Roy Moore

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

This series of articles is mainly about the accusation that mind-control victims are making up the stories they tell of having been subjected to ritual abuse. (Ritual as in part of a rite, usually with human sacrifice on altars, persons in black robes, and so forth.)

Are they telling the truth? Yes, they are. Naturally the CIA could slip a few fakers into the mix just to cause trouble, but we now realize that rituals really do take place and they can terrify children for a lifetime. We should believe the children, as a rebuttable presumption.

That said (and I realize I have not properly defended my claim here), every story told by a child about abuse is not necessarily true. In a custody battle its fairly common for one parent to urge a child to tattle on the other parent. This could include allegations o...

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The Economy Declined Further And Nobody Noticed, Get Prepared (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Economy Declined Further And Nobody Noticed, Get Prepared Video X22 Report A new record was set, there are now 95,385,000 people not in the labor force. Many Americans have looked for jobs but there are no jobs out...

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Costa Rica 'rocked' by 6.5 magnitude earthquake "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

San Jose, Costa Rica -- A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 shook Costa Rica on Sunday night, knocking items from shelves and sending people rushing outside in panic. The country's Public Safety Ministry said there were reports of two serious injuries as a result of the quake, but did not provide additional details. Electricity was knocked out in some areas as power lines and poles fell, but there were no reports of major infrastructure damage from the tremor, which hit in a lightly populated area on the Pacific Coast. The government reported some rockslides obstructing highways near the epicenter. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was centered about 10 miles (15 kilometers) southeast of the town of Jaco, which is about 60 (100 kilometers) miles southwest of the capital, San Jose. The quake was at a depth of about 12 miles (20 kilometers).

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7 Signs You Have Found The Person You Were Meant to Spend Your Life With "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sometimes we get so caught up looking for love that we settle and settling is really something we should never do. In love the idea is to find your soulmate or even your twin flame, right? So why do so many people marry those who do not deserve them?

When it comes to twin flames or soulmates while they are different you will feel a deep connection regardless of which one you have found. It will be unexplainable and raw, like nothing you have ever felt before. If you think you may have found your forever person, but arent quite sure give the list below a once over. If the person you are with is giving you all of these things then they are the one.

7 Signs You Have Found The Person You Were Meant to Spend Your Life With:

1. They put you first.

For the first time in a long time, you have found someone who puts you above all else. This is not to say they choose you over themselves but they would sacrifice lots of things for you if it was necessary. This person sees you for who you truly are and values you in ways other people never have.

2. They understand you on a level like nothing else.

You feel understood finally. This person just gets you in all the ways you have longed for. You understand them just the same. Without words, you just get each other.

3. Being with them is almost too easy.

Being with this person is not as complicated as your past relationships have been. It is as if being together comes naturally. You deserve one another.

4. They think in the same way that you do.

You have so much in common it is a bit scary, to be honest. You say and do things that are almost in sync. You may even find yourself finishing each others sentences from time to time.

5. You trust them, really trust them.

Trusting one another is a very important aspect of any relationship. You dont have any reason to distrust this person, and they seem to value the trust you have for them. The trust is mutual as well, you dont feel as if this person will ever hurt you and you know all too well that you would never hurt them.

6. They give you a sense of comfort you have never had before.

You feel safe with this person. When you are together you know that even when you are having the most terrible day everything will be fine. This person makes you the happiest you have been in a long t...

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5 Years After Sandy Hook Shooting, State Police Have Not Released Report on Response "IndyWatch Feed World"

5 Years After Sandy Hook Shooting, State Police Have Not Released Report on Response [to Drill Gone Live] --The preliminary report didn't include any interviews with Newtown police officers who were the first responders on the scene. ] | 12 Nov 2017 | Nearly five years since the Sandy Hook Elementary School 'shooting in which 26 children and educators were killed,' Connecticut state police have not released a report critiquing their response. And the status of the report has become a mystery...Multiple state police sources said that the report has been complete for more than a year and that officials are reluctant to release it, in part, because of criticisms about state police response and post-shooting actions. Then-Mst. Sgt. Erik Murray was assigned to do the after-action report within days of the massacre...In 2015, when The Hartford Courant first requested the report, Murray was transferred to headquarters and ordered to complete it. State police sources said that Murray completed a preliminary report that was shared with members of the Western District Crime Squad and other state police brass who were asked to make revisions around July of 2015. It is unclear what has happened to the report since those revisions were made. [Yes, and odd how students in 2012 from upscale Newtown, CT, were photographed wearing clothing from the Seinfeld era. See Dr. Jim Fetzer's research on the Sandy Hook false flag.]

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Powerful 7.4 Earthquake In Iraq, At Least 140 Dead: As I Write, Another In Costa Rica Strikes! "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

https://ds.iris.edu/seismon/eventlist/index.phtml?region=Central_Asia&lon=45.94&lat=34.89   (CNN) A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake Sunday in the Iraqi city of Halabja, close to the Iraq-Iran border, killed scores of people in Iran, Iranian officials said. State-run Press TV reported at least 130 people were killed in Iran, citing the deputy governor of Kermanshah province, Mojtaba Nikkerdar. Citing the head of Irans []

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Greshams Law meets its Minsky Moment "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Greshams Law meets its Minsky Moment by Dave Kranzler Investment Research Dynamics Theres a reason that the Fed pursues these actions and its not a conspiracy theory. When unlimited cash hits a limited supply of assets, whether paper or...

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5 Conditions That Seem Like Depression, But Arent "IndyWatch Feed World"

Depression; its like we see it and hear about it every day in this modern day society. More and more people are suffering from it, but we never stopped to think it might be something else causing it.

Depression is a horrific thing to suffer from. Whether it was the result of a traumatic experience or it just suddenly appeared amidst our adolescence, it tends to linger. Not only does it linger, but more and more people are being diagnosed with depression. Certainly, depression is not something anyone should be struggling with and there definitely shouldnt be millions of people suffering from the same issue. There are a lot of things that can result in feelings similar to depression, all in all, life just does that to you from time to time. Perhaps everyone has depression because theres constantly someone telling us that we have it and trying to give us drugs that do not fix a thing. There are even other health issues that can resemble the symptoms of depression!

According to research published in Current Psychiatry in 2012, some 45% of patients referred for depression do not even meet the diagnostic criteria for a depressive illness. That is almost half of all cases, and that means those people being treated for depression and taking drugs for it, didnt even have the condition, to begin with.  Thats a scary thought.

If you suffer from depressive symptoms youre certainly not alone. It might even go as far as something totally not being right, and thats okay but it doesnt mean you have a depressive illness. It very well could be one of the five illnesses below. They closely resemble depression symptoms!

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Snowflake stress levels at their ABC so bad the union will force entry to........do something....or something "IndyWatch Feed National"

Unions to force entry into ABC Ultimo headquarters over staff stress The ABC Head Office in Ultimo, Sydney, where 72 per cent of staff have reported dangerous workplace stress levels. The Australian 12:25PM November 13, 2017 STEPHEN BROOK Union officials will seek to force entry to the ABCs Ultimo headquarters...

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Duterte broke out in song at ASEAN gala dinner 'upon Trump's orders' (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Philippines president surprised his guests at an ASEAN summit gala dinner when he broke out in song, which Rodrigo Duterte joked he sang "upon the orders of the commander in chief of the United States." Duterte hosted Trump and other leaders for a flashy dinner at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City Sunday, ahead of the official start of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. However, at some point into the banquet, Duterte, seated next to Trump in his formal Philippines long-sleeved white shirt, suddenly stood up and startled his guests with a vocal performance.

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Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came "IndyWatch Feed World"

(FEE)  War appalls me. War is violence. War is destruction. War is death. War, in a rational world, is completely unnecessary.

War can be justified in self-defense against an aggressor. War can be justified to intercede on behalf of those who are attacked by rogue nations. But war, ever and always, must be seen as a last resort.

Peacemakers Not Warriors

We have a tendency to glorify war. People are drawn to the warrior, the strong and powerful leader who proclaims his willingness to go toe to toe with the enemy. And in so doing, we neglect those whose aim was peace. We glorify Winston Churchill and denigrate Neville Chamberlain. Chamberlain who signed the Munich Accord with Hitler and returned to declare peace for our time.

We forget that, as related in Wikipedia, Chamberlain returned to London in triumph. Large crowds mobbed Heston (Aerodrome) where he was met by the Lord Chamberlain, the Earl of Clarendon, who gave him a letter from King George VI assuring him of the Empires lasting gratitude and urging him to come straight to Buckingham Palace to report. The streets were so packed with cheering people that it took Chamberlain an hour and a half to journey the nine miles from Heston to the Palace. The people wanted peace. They did not want war.

We have peace movements, sometimes called anti-war movements. We do not have pro-war movements.

Jesus said blessed are the peacemakers, not blessed are the warriors.

War is a manifestation of the omnipotent state. Individuals do not launch wars. Governments do. In a previous blog, I outlined how deadly governments can be, even our Western governments. George W. Bush launched a war against Iraq, proclaiming that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, a claim that proved to be bogus.

Canada had always taken the position that we would not get involved in a war unless it was as peace-keepers. Now, I was not a fan of our former Prime Minister Jean Chretien. I never voted for him. But I am eternally grateful that he kept Canada out of that hell hole. Chretien is blessed in my book.

The Origins of a Peace Activist

During the anti-Vietnam War movement of the 1960s, the title phrase of this essay became popular suppose they gave a war and nobody came. The line has its origins in an epic poem by Carl Sandberg called The People, Ye...

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No Smoking Gun? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Thursday, October 26th I urged the President to release the balance of the classified documents regarding the assassination of Pres. John F Kennedy, after a phone conversation with my friend, colleague and sometimes co-author Saint John Hunt. Only days later the president would make the courageous decision to release this vital material.

Mainstream media is downplaying the importance of the newly released JFK files. Does that surprise you? USA TODAY, MSN.COM, FOX NEWS, U.K. TELEGRAPH and NBC NEWS are among the many mainstream news organizations to headline their report on the files, stating that there is no smoking gun in the newly released JFK files.  How quickly they drew their conclusions only after hours of the release.  We have read through hundreds of the files, both the October and the November files and I can tell you that this is a monumental effort to properly access the information in these files.  Some of the more damning files are as follows:

 The Soviet Union had proof that LBJ was behind Kennedys assassination.   

Soviet spies believed that President Lyndon B. Johnson was behind the death of the John F. Kennedy, according to an FBI document.

Sources told the American agency that officials in the USSR believed there was some well-organized conspiracy on the part of the ultra right that led to the 1963 assassination, with later claims that there was evidence to show the vice presidents involvement.  The claim was part of a memo on the Soviet reaction to Kennedys death forwarded from then-FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to Johnsons assistant Marvin Watson in 1966 and now published as part of the newly unveiled JFK archive.  Our sources added that in instructions from Moscow, it was indicated that now the KGB was in possession of data purporting to indicate President Johnson was responsible for the assassination of the late President John F. Kennedy, one part of the document reads, citing intelligence from 1965.

Another related memo in the files tells that less than a year after President Kennedy was assassinated, a Soviet diplomat was quoted as saying that he believed a person as nervous as Lee Harvey Oswald wasnt capable of the attack.  The remark from Soviet Consul Pavel Yatskov in Mexico City appears in the latest batch of JFK files released Friday. I met Oswald here. He stormed into my office and wanted me to introduce and recommend him to the Cubans, Yatskov said, according to the July 1964 memo from then-CIA Deputy Direct...

Did He Discover America 70 Years Before Columbus? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

There are a few controversial claims floating around that the Americas were reached by oversea cultures before Columbus made his well-known visit to the New World in 1492. For example, Italian physicist and philologist Lucio Russo has presented the argument that the ancient Greeks reached America long before Columbus. Another intriguing argument suggests the Chinese discovered the Americas 70 years prior to the famous voyage.

The suggestion that the Chinese predated Christopher Columbus in the Americas is a major argument of the amateur historian Gavin Menzies. In fact, it seems that Menzies has made his career by going against the mainstream view of the past. Three of his more debated books are 1421: The Year China Discovered the World a book claiming a Chinese fleet led by Admiral Zheng He reached the Americas in 1421, its sequel 1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance, and a text that mainstream thinkers regularly mock The Lost Empire of Atlantis: Historys Greatest Mystery Revealed.

You may wonder about Menzies claims. In the text Who Discovered America: The Untold History of the Peopling of the Americas, Menzies argues a Chinese map from 1418 provides evidence for his argument that the Chinese explored the Americas in 1421. Specifically, Menzies makes mention to a map charted by Admiral Zheng He which appears to show North American rivers and coasts and something of South America. DNA studies are also used as his evidence for indigenous Americans being related to the waves of Asian settlers he asserts reached the Americas.

The supposed map from 1418 showing some of the Americas.

The supposed map from 1418 showing some of the Americas. (Public Domain)

A Christies Auctions appraiser has allegedly confirmed the authenticity of the map. Historians are also said to have stated the map was written in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Menzies says that the maps validity can also be used to explain the Chinese names of several towns and regions in Peru.

Read the Who...

Know Your Enemy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

ReadyNutrition Readers, we just covered a segment on self-assessment and knowing yourself.  I had mentioned a paraphrase from Sun Tzus The Art of War that covered that segment as well as this current article: Know yourself and know your enemy.  We are focusing on the latter part of that one: the enemy.  There are several subtleties attached to that short phrase.

9 Prepper Truths You Need to Prepare a Mental Foundation

1. As men are almost identical in many respects, if you know what you are, then you will know what your enemy is.

Were going to really get into this one in a second.  Here is another subtlety:

2. By knowing your own weaknesses and shortcomings, you recognize things that can stop you in your trackswhere you become your own worst enemy!

We covered most of the thought of that in the first article.  But wait!  Theres more!

3. By knowing your weaknesses, you also understand weaknesses and shortcomings that other men are subjected to and suffer, just as you.

Oh, thats a deep one!  The drives that you may have are the same weaknesses and drives that hamper other peoplethe ones you will have to face on the Day of Collapse.  Lets summarize this and not blow away the English-speaking minds:

  1. By knowing your own qualities and capabilities, you can surmise those of othersfor we are men (human beings).
  2. Recognizing your own qualities that are negative helps you to prevent them from making you your own worst enemy.
  3. Recognizing that where you are weak and fall shortothers suffer from the same shortcomings.

Perhaps this sounds as if its a psychological treatise.  Perhaps.  Consider this: theres a great deal that can be learned and accomplished in the application of this pseudo-science, as most people consider italthough many behavioral patterns and actions are spot on.  Know yourself, and know your enemy.  What are you?  What is your enemy?  Well, there was a psychologist by the name of Abraham Maslow.  He came up with a needs pyramid with the hierarchy of needs as human beings run.  Here it is:

There is a lot of truth to this.  Analyze the pyramid.  Here is the key:  You need all of these things, and so does the enemy.

4. The true challenge is to identify the enemywhen he is not you....

Understanding the Libya Disaster "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

With US President Donald Trumps very personal war of words with Kim Jong-un growing more surreal by the day, perhaps its time America stop and reflect on its own reliability when it comes to international diplomacy.

Via The National Interest

The United States and its allies continue to cajole and threaten North Korea to negotiate an agreement that would relinquish its growing nuclear and ballistic-missile programs. The latest verbal prodding came from President Trump during his joint press conference with South Korean president Moon Jae-in. Trump urged Pyongyang to come to the negotiating table, and asserted that it makes sense for North Korea to do the right thing. The right thing Trump and his predecessors have always maintained, is for North Korea to become nonnuclear.

It is unlikely that the DPRK will ever return to nuclear virginity. Pyongyang has multiple reasons for retaining its nukes. For a country with an economy roughly the size of Paraguays, a bizarre political system that has no external appeal, and an increasingly antiquated conventional military force, a nuclear-weapons capability is the sole factor that provides prestige and a seat at the table of international affairs. There is one other crucial reason for the DPRKs truculence, though. North Korean leaders simply do not trust the United States to honor any agreement that might be reached.

Unfortunately, there are ample reasons for such distrust. North Korean leaders have witnessed how the United States treats nonnuclear adversaries such as Serbia and Iraq. But it was the U.S.-led intervention in Libya in 2011 that underscored to Pyongyang why achieving and retaining a nuclear-weapons capability might be the only reliable way to prevent a regime-change war directed against the DPRK.

Partially in response to Washingtons war that ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in the spring of 2003, ostensibly because of a threat posed by Baghdads weapons of mass destruction, Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi seemed to capitulate regarding such matters. He signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in December of that year and agreed to abandon his countrys embryonic nuclear program. In exchange, the United States and...

The Clear and Present Danger "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This year will be much colder for Europe than the last three. It will also be cold in the USA. We are in a global cooling period and all the data we have in our computer system warns that the earth is turning cold not warm. This will manifest in a commodity boom in agriculture as shortages send food prices higher. We will see the first peak in prices come 2024 after the lows are established on this cycle.

Every time the climate has warmed, that has been the great advances in civilization. I have warned that when the temperature has risen, that is when civilization expands not declines. When the planet turns cold, that is when everything goes into decline. Global cooling results in a reduction in the population and a rise in disease mostly caused by an increase in famine.

Reprinted with permission from Armstrong Economics.

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Ex-Facebook Chief Sean Parker Warns "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Facebook. Its something that over 1.8 Billion people are using on a daily basis can you believe that? For many of us, its the first thing we do when we wake up, and the last thing we do before we go to bed at night. Is this a healthy relationship? There is no doubt that Facebook has connected all of us on a level that may have previously been unimaginable. Without Facebook, a lot of important information would not have been seen. It presented a platform to share so much information and so many ideas.

How Did This Happen?

But, was this all by mistake? Was Facebook solely created to connect College kids, and simply exploded from there? Was it an accident? Were  there sinister intentions behind its creation or did all those, if any, creep in after its success?  Was it designed to essentially suck as much of our time away from us as possible? Well, according to former Facebook president, Sean Parker, thats exactly what it was designed for and continues to do.

Either Parker is a disgruntled ex employee trying to seek revenge on the corporate giant, or he is worried enough about the implications of Facebook as we know it now, and potentially where is headed. Ill leave it to you to decide after reading some of what he recently announced during an interview with Axios.

Parker joked that the following comments would probably get him blocked from Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg.

When Facebook was getting going, I had these people who would come up to me and they would say, Im not on social media. And I would say, OK. You know, you will be. And then they would say, No, no, no. I value my real-life interactions. I value the moment. I value presence. I value intimacy. And I would say, Well get you eventually.

I can relate to this statement as Ive seen many people that always said they would never use Facebook come over to the dark side, or even people like my Mother who barely know how to use a computer, add me as a friend.

I dont know if I really understood the consequences of what I was saying, because [of] the unintended consequences of a network when it grows to a billion or 2 billion people and it literally changes your relationship with society, with each other It probably interferes with productivity in weird ways. God only knows what its doing to our childrens brains.

Could anyone have understood the implications of what something this massive could have brought to our society is a whole? Hes right, Facebook has taken over aspects of our lives in many ways.

The thought process that went into building these applications, Facebook being the first of them, was all about: How do w...

Arkansas Gun Battle "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A suspect was shot and killed when he tried to rob an 81-year-old man at gunpoint outside of the mans home in Genoa, Arkansas, on Thursday afternoon.

Buddy Cates told KSLA that he walked outside of his home around 1:30 p.m. and came face to face with the suspect, who authorities are still working to identify.

Cates said the suspect was holding a big pistol, but Cates also had his hand in his pocket, gripping his own gun.

The battle was one, Cates recalled, noting that, between the two, at least a dozen shots were fired.

Whoever got the biggest gun and fastest will be boss when it is all said and done, Cates said. In this case, it was me.

Cates was uninjured, but the suspect died after he was taken to a hospital in Texarkana, not far from Cates home.

After the attempted robbery and subsequent shooting, three women were arrested in connection to the crime, according to reports from the Texarkana Gazette. Kiana Keshaun Montgomery, 21; Shaynesha Martin, 19; and KeErica Turner, 20, are all facing charges for aggravated robbery and are being held at the Miller County Detention Center. Authorities did not say what part the women played in the robbery or whether they are believed to be responsible for other crimes.

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How to Carve a Turkey "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that means one thing: turkey. Preparing, and especially carving, a turkey for loved ones at Thanksgiving is a task often assigned to the family patriarch. Roasted flesh, sharp knives, popping joints it just doesnt get much more virile than that! Rather than fumble around and end up with a disorganized and mangled platter of bird flesh, impress your friends and family by masterfully carving and plating your turkey with cleanly cut and sliced pieces.

To help guide you through carving your Thanksgiving bird, we got some help from award-winning BBQ master Karl Engel from Pigcasso here in Tulsa. In addition to the video above, this complete guide to carving also includes an annotated pictorial and illustrated guides below.

How to Carve a Turkey Illustrated

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How to Carve a Turkey In Text and Pictures

Let the bird rest. 

After you take the turkey out of the oven, you want to let it rest for about 20 to 30 minutes before you start carving. If you start carving too early, the juices from the bird will run all over the place and your turkey will dry out. Also, letting the turkey rest and cool will reduce the chances youll scald yourself with delicious but molten hot turkey juice.

Separate the leg and thigh from the body.

Take a sharp knife and cut the piece of skin in between the body and the leg. Once you have some separation, grab the body of the bird in one hand and the leg and thigh of the turkey in the other, and start pulling them apart to expose the joint that holds the leg to the turkey. You know youve reached it when you hear a pop. Carve around the joint until you dont get any resistance. Pull the leg and the thigh away from the body of the turkey all in one piece. Repeat on the other side.

Separate the leg from the thigh.

Holding the drumstick, stand the thigh and leg pi...

If Its True That Art Reflects Life "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Has anyone else noticed the need that artists have to be more and more outrageous lately?  It seems like many people cant be happy unless they are finding greater ways to shock and repulse others. This seems to especially apply to the art community. They say that art reflects life and if that is the case, we are really in a dark place.

Ill give you some stomach-turning examples in a moment, but let me first bring this back to a child-rearing theory I have.

When you have children, you always want to make them happy and give them privileges and opportunities you may not have had. But if you make the mistake of constantly having to outdo yourself, youll end up with a greedy monster on your hands. If every Christmas must outdo the last to make a child happy, if every family vacation has to be bigger and better, if every birthday party has to be more outrageous, youll find that the recipient of all this bounty is less happy than other people. Theyll always be searching for that excitement and frankly, its just not how life works.

Bigger and better is not a sustainable life model. Eventually, the money will run out or the excitement factor will have to be so extreme that it wont really be that much fun anymore. Everything after a certain point is just a letdown, and the person seeking that rush will often turn to more extreme and unhealthy choices to try and find a state of happiness that will always be brief and elusive.

So, that brings me back to our current societal situation.

I wrote a few weeks back about the signs of the end of an empire, and ever since then, I keep stumbling across more and more examples of this. This isnt one for reading aloud around the family table. Assuming you do things like that with blog content.

Whose life does this art reflect?

Regular art thats just pretty to look at will no longer make you famous, it seems. Gone are the days of Renoir and Matisse. To get your five minutes of fame, your medium must be something outrageous, stomach-turning, and/or revolting.

Maybe I just dont understand art, but here are some examples of artistic expressions and crafts with a homemade touch that Im not going to be purchasing anytime soon:

Flu Shot Lies "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Dr. Mercola

Its that time again. Flu season. And with it, a constant barrage of reminders to get your annual flu shot. Interestingly enough, what youre being told about the influenza vaccines effectiveness and the reality are two very different stories. In January 2015, U.S. government officials admitted that, in most years, flu shots are at best 50 to 60 percent effective at preventing lab confirmed type A or B influenza requiring medical care.1

At the end of that same year, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis2 of flu vaccine effectiveness revealed that, between 2005 and 2015, the influenza vaccine was actually less than 50 percent effective more than half of the time. I wonder if the reality might be even worse than that.

Research from 2011 shows just how easy it is to inflate efficacy rates simply by using different end points.3 At that time, they found that by using serologic measures, i.e., the increase in influenza antibodies identified in the blood, results in an overestimation of vaccine efficacy.

During the 2015/2016 flu season, FluMist, the live virus nasal spray that typically has been recommended for children in recent years, had a failure rate of 97 percent.4 Its failure was so epic, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended FluMist be taken off the list of recommended flu vaccines for the 2016 to 2017 season, a recommendation CDC officials ended up heeding. There are many other examples of the influenza vaccine not protecting people as promised. So, what might we expect from the vaccine this year?

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2017 Flu Vaccine Lineup

Flu vaccines are by their nature a tricky business because influenza viruses are constantly evolving and public health officials have to guess at least six months before the flu season starts whic...

Invasion of the Creepy Crawlies "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A survey of urban households has revealed how the layout of your home could be inviting unwanted insects and arachnids inside.

Experts found that a greater number of bug species live in high traffic, ground level, carpeted rooms with numerous doors and windows.

The study also showed tidiness plays little role in insect diversity, with human behaviour having minimal impact on the kind of bugs that were discovered.

A survey of urban households has revealed how the layout of your home could be inviting unwanted insects and arachnids inside. Experts have revealed a number of ways you can keep unwelcome bugs at bay

A survey of urban households has revealed how the layout of your home could be inviting unwanted insects and arachnids inside. Experts have revealed a number of ways you can keep unwelcome bugs at bay

Researchers from the California Academy of Sciences, North Carolina State University, and the Natural History Museum of Denmark are behind the find.

The team surveyed 50 urban homes in Raleigh, North Carolina, to see what it is about a house that can lead to an influx of bugs.

This revealed that as floor numbers increase, fewer types of insects thrive.

Larger rooms, especially on the ground floor, or even below ground, harboured more insect diversity.

More varied types of insects were also discovered in carpeted rooms versus those with bare floors.

Airier rooms with more windows and doors offering greater accessibility to the outdoors were also preferred habitats.

Speaking to MailOnline, Dr Michelle Trautwein, senior author of the study, said: We literally crawled around on our hands and knees and collected every bug we saw.

It was surprising to me that we found that whether a house was clean or dirty, whether the residents used pesticides or not, didnt affect the diversity or the kinds of arthropods found in houses.

The team also found that the type of bugs in your home also vary from room to room.

An analysis of core representative species, like booklice, fruit flies, and ladybug,s revealed how common areas like living rooms hosted more diverse insect life.

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Changing the War No More Sentiment of Armistice Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

99 years ago, on 11-11-1918, at precisely 11 am Paris time, a cease-fire (aka truce or armistice) was agreed to and signed by military negotiators from France, Britain and Germany. The terms of the truce ultimately resulted in the end of the War to End All Wars 7 months later when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919.

Germanys surrender to the Allies was regarded as the prudent thing to do after Kaiser Wilhelms tyrannical monarchy was overthrown by democratic socialist forces earlier in 1918. Erich Ludendorf, a classic example of Prussian militarism, was one of the German generals who first broached the idea of starting the negotiations that eventually led to Germanys surrender.

Ludendorf saw that 1) Germanys army was terminally exhausted, demoralized and poorly equipped; 2) the United States had finally entered the war with fresh troops; 3) the fledgling government at home was in disarray; 4) the war had bankrupted the nation (as all wars eventually do unless there is enough looting and plundering of the occupied territories); 5) that civilians at home were starving; and 6) that victory was an impossibility. The writing was on the wall; Germany had no choice but to surrender.

The armistice was signed at Compiegne, France by four French and British military officers, the German Foreign Minister, two German military officers and one German civilian.

According to the terms of the armistice, Germany agreed to immediately evacuate all occupied territories within two weeks and to surrender 5,000 cannons, 25,000 machine guns, 1,700 planes, and all German submarines. All Allied prisoners of war were to be released by Germany immediately, but German POWs were not to be released until a peace treaty was signed sometime in the future.

Ever since November 11, 1919 one year after the signing Armistice Day has been observed as a national day of remembrance in all Allied nations. It is called Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom and Armistice Day in the United States. Traditionally, 2 minutes of silence are observed at exactly 11 am.

For decades after the end of World War I, November 11 was intended to be a day of mourning and repentance for the satanic carnage that the up to 14 million dead combatants plus the hundreds of millions of wounded combatants and secondarily traumatized civilians had suffered.

The senselessness and stupidity of that war should have resulted in the courts-martial of every gung-ho officer and the demeaning of every war-mongering politician the de-certifying of every war-profiteering corporation that thought the war was worth engaging in. But it did not. The war-mongers and war-profiteers just went into hibernation.

But the war did result in the dissolution of four empires, their emperors and kings, and the assor...

15:00

There is a special place in hell reserved for girls like these "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A gang of teenage girls urged a 15-year-old special needs student to flash her breasts and then filmed and shared the footage online. [] These bullies should be feeling embarrassed and ashamed of their behaviour.  I dont want to draw any more attention to the victim than necessary, so I wont repeat the details of what they []

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15:00

This Sacred Plant Can Revolutionize Medicine - But Doctors Are Criminalized for Talking About It "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new documentary series called The Sacred Plant is going live on November 2nd (registration opens today at this link). This documentary focuses on a sacred plant that holds the promise for a global revolution in medicine and health.

This one plant is encoded with chemistry that can help treat cancer, restore physical activity through inflammation reduction, and can even eliminate chronic pain in many people, making deadly opioid drugs virtually obsolete.

Yet no doctor is taught anything about this plant, and no drug company promotes it because it cant earn them billions of dollars in sick care profits.

Alongside dozens of other experts and survivors, I was interviewed for this documentary series due to my science expertise in the realm of food forensics and medicinal botanicals.


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14:45

Mike Rivero: Trumps First Year Scorecard for Preppers (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Mike Rivero: Trumps First Year Scorecard for Preppers Video Reluctant Preppers One year after Donald Trumps historic election, are we better or worse off than we were under Obamacare, as far as risk to our families? Visit Michael Rivero...

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14:35

Five popular programming quotes illustrated "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

I just had this idea to illustrate popular computer quotes for Browserling's nerd comic. I asked my illustrator to do it and here's what we made.

There are two major products that came out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX.
We do not believe this to be a coincidence.

Quote by J.S.Anderson and S.Aukstakalnis.

BSD Daemon used with permission. (www.mckusick.com/copyright.html)

Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code
will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.

Quote by John F. Woods.

Computer science is no more about computers than
astronomy is about telescopes.

Quote by Edsger W. Dijkstra.

Lisp isn't a language, it's a building material.

Quote by Alan Kay.

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

Quote by Pablo Picasso.

See you next time!

14:34

DHS Held Mass-Shooting Terror Drill Weeks Before Las Vegas Massacre "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Department of Homeland Security planned a mock terror drill that mirrored the Las Vegas shooting, just weeks before the actual massacre took place. According to a bombshell report, the Nevada Homeland Security Commission planned the [...]

14:30

Abbotts Sister Cops a Dose of Intersectionality "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Christine Forster, Sydney councillor and sister of former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, got a sharp lesson in intersectionality on Friday night. Tony Abbotts sister Christine Forster has spoken of her fear as she was attacked by an angry group of protesters who surrounded her and her partner outside a Liberal Party fundraiser. Ms Forster, []

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14:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Dysphoria  a state of unease, unhappiness or generalised dissatisfaction with life; a state of mental discomfort or suffering; a state of anxiety, restlessness, or fidgeting.


Filed under: language Tagged: dysphoria

14:22

North Korea: 'Reckless dotard Trump begs for nuclear war' "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Pyongyang has accused "dotard" Donald Trump of "begging" for a nuclear war during his trip across Asia. The charge comes as Washington launched rare naval drills in the Pacific with Seoul and Tokyo, which simultaneously involves three US aircraft carrier strike groups. Trump's 12-day Asia tour has, so far, focused primarily on containing the perceived North Korean threat, in the wake of the sixth nuclear test that the North carried out in September. As he continues his tour of the region, the US Navy together with Japanese and South Korean ships began massive naval drills in the Pacific. On Saturday, North Korea lashed out against Trump, describing his tour as "a warmonger's visit for confrontation to rid the DPRK of its self-defensive nuclear deterrence."

14:22

The Government of Dubai Media Office "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Government of Dubai Media Office via the United Arab Emirates Prime Ministers official YouTube channel has released a 3-minute video of the World Economic Forum Global Future Councils 2017 meeting. My speech on the main stage at the event is covered a number of times in the middle of this video as I discuss #transhumanism and human enhancement. I was honored to have founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab and the Prime Minister of UAE, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, listen to some of my talk. The Global Futures Council event was a big success and a lot of fun: #gfc17


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11 November, 2017 Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has attended part of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils (AMGFC) organised in partnership between the UAE Government and the World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos. During a meeting with the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum Professor Klaus Schwab, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed asserted that the United Arab Emirates is keen on adopting the future industry by utilising the Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to benefit societies.

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14:20

Phase Two of Terror Attacks Ready to Commence-Biological Agents Dispersed by ISIS Drones "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Phase Two of Terror Attacks Ready to Commence-Biological Agents Dispersed by ISIS Drones by Dave Hodges The Common Sense Show The elite in this country are in full retreat. What do they know what the rest of us do...

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14:13

Maru singles out regulation of electricity industry "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Source: The National

10th November 2017

 

By LUKE KAMA 
NATIONAL Planning and Monitoring Minister Richard Maru says a different body needs to regulate the electricity industry.

 
He said the cost of electricity in the country was among the highest in the world.

 
He gave K3.5 million yesterday to PNG Power Limited to install a transmission line from Popondetta to Girua Airport in Northern.

 
I can say that the cost of electricity in Papua New Guinea is one of the highest in the world, Maru said.

 
And the challenge is how we, as a country, can make electricity cheap so that most of our people can have access to electricity, because it is sad that almost 80 per cent of our people are still without access to electricity.

 
He challenged PNG Power to come up with strategic reforms which would use the rentable energy sectors.
Producing electricity through generators using diesel is very expensive, Maru said.
We need to do away with that and move to renewable energy sources so that we can reduce the cost. That reduction can be passed onto the consumers to access cheaper electricity.

 

 


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14:11

Summit Leadership ASEAN Opening Ceremony (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The opening ceremony of the ASEAN summit is always a little goofy with the cross-handed handshake and group photograph: The bilateral one-on-one meetings between the leaders, and upper tier delegations, of nations are where the consequential stuff happens.  Most of Continue reading

14:08

Bald Kathy Griffin Booed by Irish Crowd Then Passes Out on Stage (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The curse of the God-Emperor continues!

Just a few months ago Kathy Griffin was on top of her game a full schedule, packed houses, and a New Years gig on CNN.

THEN THIS HAPPENED

Now shes playing the occasional gig in Ireland And shes bald.

Kathy Griffin got booed in Ireland and then passed out on stage.
WOW! Great show, Kathy!

Irish Central reported:

Kathy Griffin was booed by the crowd at her Dublin performance on Wednesday, November 8 after she mistakenly included Ireland as part of the United Kingdom.

She stated it was nice being in the United Kingdom, and seemed genuinely shocked when the friendly crowd suddenly turned to her booing and catcalling.

Griffin became so startled she had difficulty continuing with her routine, The New York Times reported. Most of the Irish people at the show in Vicar Street clearly believed Griffin, an Irish American, should have known better.

She has been a frequent visitor there and visited her grandmothers hometown of Drogheda in Co. Louth in 2007with a TV camera in tow. Her Irish escapades were filmed for her Bravo series My Life on the D List. She was given a civic reception

On Wednesday in Dublin Griffin gave what the New York Times called a wild two hour and fifteen-minute performance and compared her to Lenny Bruce.

Heres the video

Kathy Griffin spoke about the incident after the show.

14:04

WWII Navajo Code Talkers Honored With Memorial In New Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Long overdue. Via Farmington Daily Times: A large crowd gathered today outside the San Juan County administration building here to honor the Navajo Code Talkers during the dedication and unveiling of a new memorial. In his opening remarks, County Executive Officer Kim Carpenter said the Code Talkers are a legacy that is forever going to []

14:04

MUST READto the end!! The BIGGER picture creates a better understanding of WHYclearing the way for PEACE! "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

From Sweet Liberty: AMAZING history not widely known! Keep in mind this is being told by a Jewish defector in 1961, in DC A Jewish Defector Warns America: Benjamin Freedman Speaks on Zionism This should do it! For the second and last time we are updating the transcript of Ben Freedmans 1961 speech at the []

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14:02

Carbon emissions are falling but more is needed "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Ben Wilson

According to Professor Will Steffen of the Australian Climate Council, global greenhouse emissions have started to fall, because of the growth of renewable energy sources and therefore less reliance on the use of fossil fuels.

He says that emissions growth has flat lined and that this is a significant change for the better, compared to what the situation was a decade ago.

Driving this change has been that the number of solar and wind systems installed, which has doubled every five and a Half years, thanks to those who are taking action for change.  there is also the falling cost of alternatives that is now being eyed by some major corporations as a viable route to profit or savings in energy costs.

This does not mean that there is any room for complacency and that action to step up the turn away from fossil fuels is no longer urgent.

Although at the present rate, a carbon neutral goal can be reached by 2040, this is far from a done deal. It could go off course. There is also a need to go further and apply measures that will protect those parts of the environment that are already under serious threat.

Economies must be restructured, to operate sustainably in the future. This is a big task that requires working towards agreement within nations and across nations, involving a change in the way of thinking on how human beings relate not only to the environment, but within the economy, about decision making processes and how we share what we produce together.

Even in the shorter-term, here in Australia, it is critical to turn around the gridlock existing in the political system that is holding us back, and get some decisive action to get away from dependency on coal, oil and gas  and serving as an  incentive to encourage more use and not less.

The need to protect wilderness areas and farmland is important. Special effort is needed to stop the extinction of the Great Barrier Reef.

There is still a major battle to be fought and won.

 

 

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14:00

Another city to make cat declawing illegal "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Cat owners have been sold a pup thinking a declawed cat would be the responsible thing to do if you want to stop Tiger from decimating the local bird population. The Denver City Council on Monday night moved to make Denver the first U.S. city outside of California to ban the practice of removing cats []

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14:00

Hacked Swedish radio station plays half hour of ISIS recruiting song "IndyWatch Feed World"

Earlier this year, President Trump took a beating in the mainstream media for blasting Europe's, and more specifically Sweden's, disastrous immigration policies... Of course, since that feud erupted, the MSM has been repeatedly embarrassed by a series of violent attacks perpetrated by Muslim migrants on Swedish citizens. Here are just a few examples: Sweden Truck Terrorist Arrested; Bomb Found Inside Truck Swedish Cop Posts Epic Facebook Rant On Immigrant Crime; Ignites Nationwide Firestorm Swedish Police "Cannot Cope" With Huge Numbers Of Rapes Since Migrants Arrived U.S. Journalist Investigating "Migrant Crime" In Sweden Has To Leave Under "Police Escort" For His Own Safety Leaked Police Report Exposes 23 Muslim-Controlled "No Go Zones" In Sweden: Plagued With Violence, Sexual Assaults, & Gun Crimes Postal Service Suspended In Swedish "No-Go" Zone Because It's "Not Safe"

14:00

Evaluating the Success of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The success of such cleanliness programmes cannot be measured through factors like waste disposal and no open defecation alone; its role in reducing epidemic outbreak is equally important.

The SBA is one of the largest cleanliness drives in the world, with a workforce of three million government employees who are directly or indirectly attached to the programme. Credit: PTI

October 2, 2017, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, also marked the third anniversary of the Modis governments flagship scheme, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA). The SBA is one of the largest cleanliness drives in the world, with a workforce of three million government employees who are directly or indirectly attached to the programme. With the SBA now completing three years, it is imperative to evaluate its achievements.

The Swachh Survekshan 2017 was undertaken by the Quality Council of India to check the progress and impact of SBA. The parameters of evaluation included waste collection (sweeping and transportation), municipal solid waste processing and disposal, open defecation and toilets, capacity building and information, and education and behaviour change. For a programme as diverse in impact as the SBA, these parameters will give us an idea of how it has been implemented but to think that they can tell us how the programme has done within a community is illogical.

Simple logic tells us that the single most important impact of the SBA should be on the health of the community. From the era of English physician John Snow, we kno...

14:00

Time for Costly Medicine Monopolies to Go From TPP Trade Talks "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The latest plan to get the controversial trade deal up and running again after the withdrawal of the United States involves freezing some of its controversial rules.

New research in the Australian Health Review shows biologic drugs cost Australias PBS over A$2 billion in the year 2015-2016 alone. Credit: e-Magazine Art/Flickr CC BY 2.0

New research in the Australian Health Review shows biologic drugs cost Australias PBS over A$2 billion in the year 2015-2016 alone. Credit: e-Magazine Art/Flickr CC BY 2.0

Negotiators from 11 countries have been racing to resurrect the near-dead Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit this weekend.

The latest plan to get the controversial trade deal up and running again after the withdrawal of the United States involves freezing some of its controversial rules. These include rules for biologic drugs, an expensive class of medicines often used to treat conditions such as cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.

The market monopoly

Biologic drugs are ...

14:00

Alexa, Hack My TV "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

If you have an Alexa, one of the best things you can buy to go with it is a Harmony Hub remote. Sure, you get a universal remote to control all your home theater equipment, but youll hardly use it because the Alexa can virtually push the Harmony buttons for you. The negative word in this paragraph, though, is buy. The Harmony Hub isnt inexpensive. Fortunately [Michael Higginis] has you covered. He has an ESP8266 universal remote that you can control with Alexa. You can see a video of setting the system up below.

On the one hand, the idea is fairly simple. An ESP8266 has plenty of horsepower to read and recreate IR codes. However, we were very impressed with the web portal used to configure the device and integrating it with Alexa is a neat trick.

Unlike a real Harmony Hub, however, the remote only controls IR devices. However, since the Alexa to device connection is WiFi, you probably wont miss having an RF remote, even if you need to tuck the remote away in an enclosure somewhere.

Besides the cost, the concept that you could hack this to meet your needs is pretty seductive. If you want to be perverse, you could probably marry this with a Zenith Space Command remote. Those remotes, by the way, are mechanical and it is fun to trace the remote from its early origins to telling Alexa to turn on The Orville.

 


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14:00

Humans cause growing heat wave danger "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A heat wave can be lethal and researchers have now counted the ways they can kill. Humans may have only themselves to blame.

13:57

Judd Apatow: Incoming Pedophilia Scandal Could Bring Down Hollywood "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hollywood executive Judd Apatow claims a huge pedophilia scandal, the likes of which we have never seen, is about to rock Hollywood to its very core in the next few months. In an extensive interview [...]

13:57

Poem of the Week: The Tide Recedes "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Theres rosemary, thats for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember. William Shakespeare, Hamlet A time to remember By Roger Childs Back in mid October there was a poignant service at the Mary Potter Hospice in Kapiti. Loved ones of those who were helped by the Hospice over the previous five months, before they passed on, were []

13:56

ZAP/POOFness Report: "Blowin' In The Wind" -- November 12, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed National"

"The Office of Poofness"

"Blowin' In The Wind"


Bob Dylan


How many roads must a man walk down


Before you call him a man?

How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, and how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind

The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Yes, and how many years can a mountain exist

Before it's washed to the sea?
Yes, and how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn't see?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind

The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Yes, and how many times must a man look up

Before he can see the sky?
Yes, and how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, and how many deaths will it take 'til he knows
That too many people have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind

The answer is blowin' in the wind

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13:55

Finding support "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Finding support by Alasdair Macleod Gold Money Gold and silver rallied this week, with gold up $14 from last Fridays close at $1283 in early European trade this morning. Silver is up by 18 cents at $17.00 over the...

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13:54

Video: LA cops plant drugs in black suspects wallet "IndyWatch Feed National"

This piece by TOM BOGGIONI  (Raw Story 10 November 2017), is a disturbing capture of an incident that looks very much another case of  racial profiling and setting up. The difference is that this time, the deed was accidentally recorded by the police themselves.

An investigation into what is being captured on the body cams worn by Los Angeles police has turned up evidence of officers planting drugs in a suspects wallet while believing their cameras were off.

According to CBS-LA, Los Angeles police are now wearing the body cams, but police officials are withholding the videos from the public. However, the station was able to acquire video of one black man being arrested for a hit and run, with the video showing something quite different from what was documented in the official police report.

The report documents the arrest of Ronald Shields, 52, in April when he was taken into custody for a hit and run. According to the police report, LAPD officer Samuel Lee stated that cocaine was found in Shields front left pocket

But the body cam of a fellow officer showed one officer picking up the small packet from the ground and placing it in the suspects wallet before making a show of discovering it multiple times for the camera.

According Shields attorney, Steve Levine, officer Lee seemed stunned when he was shown the video while on the witness stand, saying the officer, Looked dumbstruck to me. Period. He had really no answer.

According to an expert discussing how the body cams work, the officer may not have realized that the camera was running 30 seconds before he believed he activated it.

Confronted by CBS reporter David Goldstein, both officers involved in the bust refused to comments on the discrepancy between their reports and what was shown on-camera.

Video from GetThePoint

 

 

 

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13:52

Complete Set of QAnon Posts from 4Chan for 11/11 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Full set of QAnon posts from 11/11

Posted By: hobie
Date: Sunday, 12-Nov-2017 14:06:33

Source: Rumor Mill News

HI, Folks -

Found here:

https://archive.4plebs.org/pol/search/uid/gO%2FUntOB/order/asc/

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Q !ITPb.qbhqo ID:gO/UntOB Sat 11 Nov 2017 23:29:35 No.149063235 ViewReport
Hard to swallow.
Important to progress.
Who are the puppet masters?
House of Saud (6+++) - $4 Trillion+
Rothschild (6++) - $2 Trillion+

Soros (6+) - $1 Trillion+
Focus on above (3).
Public wealth disclosures False.
Many governments of the world feed the Eye.
Think slush funds (feeder).
Think war (feeder).
Think environmental pacts (feeder).
Triangle has (3) sides.
Eye of Providence.
Follow the bloodlines.
What is the keystone?
Does Satan exist?
Does the thought of Satan exist?
Who worships Satan?
What is a cult?
Epstein island.
What is a temple?
What occurs in a temple?
Worship?
...

13:51

Clinton Foundation On Brink Of Collapse As Huge Corporations Halt Donations "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Clinton Foundation is in its final death throes after several of the worlds largest corporations suddenly ended all contributions to the shady organization.  According to a bombshell report, Boeing, Chevron, Daimler Trucks North America, Dell, Duke [...]

13:50

842 Sealed Indictments in 24 Districts from 10/30 through 11/10 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Tweet: "Update.. 842 sealed indictments in 24 districts from 10/30 through 11/10."

Posted By: hobie [Send E-Mail
Date: Sunday, 12-Nov-2017 14:27:45

Source: Rumor Mill News


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https://twitter.com/damartin32/status/929601088570974208



Update.. 842 sealed indictments in 24 districts from 10/30 through 11/10.

There are 94 district courts in the U. S.... I have not searched them all. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ybqDYsLxNnkKNEypjHfuzZuXEo1WbIKd/view?usp=drivesdk
-- StormWatcher @damartin32 1:45 AM - Nov 12, 2017  Niagara Falls, NY

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13:50

Genetic Engineering in the Woven Universe -- The Progenitors and the Extraterrestrials "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Progenitors & The Extraterrestrials

By V. Susan Ferguson | Source: Waking Times

"This whole universe has come into existence just to carry you to God consciousness." ~Swami Lakshmanjoo, The Shiva Sutras



God is everything. God is the all-pervading, imperishable, immutable, immeasurable, eternal One. There is no thing that is not God, otherwise God would not be God. The Cosmogonic Forces that we term God, weave the universes with moving energies that can be described with the language of electromagnetics, scalar and acoustical waves.

Cosmogonic Forces are invoked in the ancient sacred Sanskrit text the Rig Veda as Indra, Agni, Soma, Usha, the Ashvins, the Maruts, and more. Every prayer ever uttered throughout time is an invocation to the One Source, regardless of how these supreme forces are named, understood and interpreted.

God is everything and everyone. This means that every thing, person, planet, galaxy, and form is also God. You are also God. Your spirit-soul-consciousness is a portion of the eternal one. In Sanskrit this is said as: TAT TVAM ASI, meaning Thou Art That! Very simple. You are also God, and so is everyone in this universe.

God is creating a vast, endlessly changing and transforming Divine Play, which in Sanskrit is called the LILA, the Divine Play. There must be polarity forces to generate such a Play, otherwise the story would become very insipid, stagnant, boring for all of the 'players' which include you and me. These polarity forces are judged by our limited five-sense perception consciousness as good and evil, black and w...

13:48

China Discovers Way to Turn Deserts into Rich Crops "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Truth Theory | by Fattima Mahdi

Success! Researchers at Chongqing Jiatong University have created a paste that can turn sand into soil. The paste consists of materials found naturally in plant cell walls. When sand is mixed with this paste, it retains water, nutrients and air.

The professors at the University couldn't be happier. "According to our calculation, there are over 70 kinds of crops growing here. Many are not planted by us but they just grow themselves," said Associate Professor Zhao Chaohua. "The costs of artificial materials and machines for transforming sand into soil is lower compared with controlled environmental agriculture and reclamation" added Professor Yang Qingguo.

It only took six months to transform 200 hectares of desert into a forest of rich in diverse crops. The sands have been turned into rows of corn, tomatoes, sorghum and sunflowers. China's breakthrough offers an effective solution to deforestation. A reforestation project is currently underway and aims to reforest 50% of degraded desert land in the next three years. The researchers are keen to expand their project and are confident that they can turn over 13,000 hectares more into arable soil.

Read more: The Rise of Big Brother? China Moves To 'Rate' Its Citizens By 2020

13:47

Leading Researchers Discover Direct Link Between Cancer and Alcohol Consumption "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Truth Theory | by Luke Miller


The American Society of Clinical Oncology have released a statement linking alcohol consumption to an increased risk in developing certain types of cancer.

In a statement released earlier this week, the American Society of Clinical Oncology pointed out a causal link between the consumption of alcohol and oropharyngeal and larynx cancer, esophageal cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, breast cancer, and colon cancer.

The statement went on to say, "ASCO believes that a proactive stance by the Society to minimize excessive exposure to alcohol has important implications for cancer prevention,"

While there has been research relating alcohol and cancer for quite some time, this is the first time the organization has spoken up about the strong link between the two.

Earlier this year, two research groups found evidence tying as little as 1 glass of wine or beer a day to the increased risk in the development of both pre- and postmenopausal breast cancer. In this report, researchers from the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund investigated 119 studies and data from an estimated 12 million women from around the globe.

The National Cancer Institute says the more regular your alcohol consumption the higher likelihood there is of you developing cancer, and alcohol is listed as a carcinogenic (having the potential to cause cancer) by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

This is not to say that mild alcohol consumption cannot be enjoyed, with researcher Alice Bender...

13:46

The Clintons and our millions facing all sorts of scrutiny - just not in Australia. Yet. "IndyWatch Feed National"

I had a most encouraging call with a US colleague during the past week or so. The Clinton Foundation frauds are being investigated in a significant donor country - sadly not ours. On 15 November the Clintons face a tax filing deadline in the US. On my read, for the...

13:45

The history of NZ's TPP negotiations via cartoons "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The history of New Zealand's Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement negotiations, via cartoons. The most recent cartoons are first.

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The Mind-Altering Affect One Billion People Meditating Together Could Have on the World "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Collective Evolution | by Arjun Walia

The connection between human consciousness, or factors associated with human consciousness such as intention, thoughts, feelings, and emotions, and the physical realm is fascinating. This is precisely why nearly all of the founding fathers of quantum physics were so preoccupied with learning more about consciousness, and "non-material" science in general. The theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, Max Planck, for instance, regarded "consciousness as fundamental" and matter as "derivative from consciousness." Eugene Wigner, another famous theoretical physicist and mathematician, also emphasized how "it was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to consciousness."

Fast forward to today, and we now have strong empirical evidence showing that the mind does indeed influence matter, both at the subatomic quantum scale, and at scales consistent with classical physics. Although many mainstream physicists would disagree, many wouldn't, and don't.

The classic example to illustrate how factors associated with consciousness are directly linked with the physical world comes from the "double slit experiment." A paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Physics Essays by Dean Radin, PhD, explains how this experiment has been used multiple times to explore the role of consciousness in shaping the nature of physical reality.

The paper showed that meditators were able to collapse quantum systems at a distance through intention alone.

The meditators were the "observer" in this case.

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Sunday Talks: Maria Bartiromo and Senator Blunt Discuss Senate Tax Bill "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

When Senator Blunt rises from the darkest and deepest part of the swamp to talk about senate Tax legislation (always written by the biggest K-St donors) you know the sausage is rotten.  Decepticon Blunt is only visible when the little Continue reading

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Defining the Means to Stop the Cycle of Suffering and Take Back Your Life "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Discerning the Mystery | by Shem El-Jamal

This article is written under the premise that ET abduction is a real and true phenomenon experienced by thousands of people around to world over decades of time. It is for those who are already familiar with this phenomenon and wish to put these experiences to an end. This post is also for those who would like to learn more about our natural ability as human beings to command our own lives and to claim our sovereign right to give and to receive the love and respect that we each deserve to have.

The information within this post may seem somewhat bazaar to some readers. However, this material may also prove to be extremely helpful for those who have endured the experience of abduction (and various disturbing occurrences) and who desire freedom from these ordeals. I invite everyone to read this information with an open mind and thoughtful consideration.

Reports of these encounters come from individuals from virtually all walks of life, from doctors to police officers and public servants. Even government officials have, on occasion, given reports of experience with UFO encounters and more. There are also the average, everyday individuals who report these seemingly supernatural occurrences and actually have the medical records to support their claims. These can be some of the most interesting cases of all.

From the thousands of reports we may hear over the years, it seems clear that this phenomenon deserves our attention. We hear numerous accounts from individuals from around the world, yet the corporate media has failed to acknowledge any aspect of these claims to be anything but fantasy. This has largely left those individuals who endure ET abduction to feel alone, abandoned and without aid of any kind.

Our Long-Awaited Change

How long have we wanted to see change occur in this world? There are countless possibilities of positive changes waiting for us t...

13:41

Daily Inspiration --- Direct Experience "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We've forgotten how to pay attention to direct sense experience, to listen to our bodies, the tingling nerves and the patterns blazed upon our retinas. We've substituted words for sensations, interpretations for raw feelings. We've lost the inner attention that can channel our intuitions and innate knowledge concerning ourselves and our world that is our birthright.

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Study: Women With High Cholesterol Less Likely To Develop Breast Cancer "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new study claims that women diagnosed with high cholesterol are 45% less likely to develop breast cancer. Scientists attending a conference of the European Society of Cardiology in Barcelona, Spain, learned about the findings from [...]

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The Clintons and our millions facing all sorts of scrutiny - just not in Australia. Yet. "IndyWatch Feed National"

I had a most encouraging call with a US colleague during the past week or so. The Clinton Foundation frauds are being investigated in a significant donor country - sadly not ours. On 15 November the Clintons face a tax filing deadline in the US. On my read, for the...

13:36

Prince Charles: Zionism To Blame For Middle East Crisis "IndyWatch Feed World"

Prince Charles has blamed Zionism for the woes of the Middle East, claiming the Arab-Israeli conflict can be traced back to the creation of Israel.  In a newly released letter dating back to 1986, Prince [...]

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Strong M7.3 Seismic Event: Near Iran Iraq Border, Bakhtaran Province, Iran | alabjah, As Sulaymnyah, Iraq "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Earthquake Event  Iran-Iraq Border Region The earthquake occurred in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Province of Bakhtaran (population 1,899,338) . The nearest places are Tzehbd, Iran, 25.1 km (15.6 mi) NW; alabjah, Iraq, 32.7 km (20.3 mi) S; Pveh, Iran, 41.8 km (26.0 mi) WSW; Sarpol-e Zahb, Iran, 47.6 km (29.6 mi) N; As Sulaymnyah, Iraq, 88.4 []

13:36

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Namibia Backs Global Aviation Security Plan
November 13, 2017

WINDHOEK. Namibia has expressed its full support for the new International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) expected to come into force in 2019. This comes after, Cabinet last week authorised the Ministry of Works and Transport to notify the ICAO of its support for the adoption of ICAO proposed GASeP which will be adopted by member states during the 2019, ICAO Assembly.

This was announced by Minister of Information Communication and Technology (MICT) Tjekero Tweya. The new ICAO GASeP is seen as a natural outcome arising from the UN aviation agencys global leadership role in air transport security coordination. The GASeP core objectives are to enhance risk awareness and response, establish a better-defined security culture, refine related technologies while fostering new innovations, and to improve oversight and quality assurance while increasing cooperation among member states, global and local organisations.

It is currently expected to be approved by the ICAO Council at its next session this November, and in the ensuing months a key priority will be to ramp up related global commitments and outreach. In a comprehensive aviation security update presented recently to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), ICAO Secretary- General Dr Fang Liu called on this prominent UN body to promote greater international awareness and implementation in aid of ICAOs new GASeP.

This pivotal document, which focuses extensively on the threat of terrorism to civil aviation, has benefited from extensive inputs on behalf of both governments and industry, Dr Liu commented.

Its objectives align with those of UN Security Council Resolution 2309, and once finalised it will be the primary tool by which the aviation security community fulfils its diverse roles. As the current threat and risk environment demands that aviation security remain among the highest of priorities for the global international community, the GASeP will be the centre-piece of a global holistic and coordinated effort to counter aviation threats, which will in turn ensure that a secure aviation system becomes a pillar of global economic growth and prosperity.

Tweya also...

13:35

People Act Where US Fails On Climate "IndyWatch Feed War"

WASHINGTON, DC MARCH 10: Protesters march during a demonstration against the Dakota Access Pipeline on March 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of protesters and members of Native nations marched in Washington DC to oppose the construction of the proposed 1,172 Dakota Access Pipeline that runs within a half-mile of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The climate crisis is upon us. It seems that every report on climate conditions has one thing in common: things are worse than predicted. The World Meteorological Report from the end of October shows that Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) are rising at a rapid rate and have passed 400 parts per million. According to Dr. Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the changes were making today are occurring in 100 years, whereas in nature they occur in 10,000 years.

The United States is experiencing a wide range of climate impacts from major hurricanes in the South to unprecedented numbers of wildfires in the West to crop-destroying drought in the Mid-West. In October, the General Accounting Office reported that the US has spent over $350 billion in the last decade on disaster relief and crop insurance, not counting this years hurricanes. These costs will continue and rise.

We are past the time to make a major commitment to the transformation we need to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis. Imagine the benefits that such a commitment would have in creating a cleaner environment, better health and more jobs and, if structured in a way that is democratized and benefits the public, in ending environmental racism and economic injustice.

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13:34

Proud PM applauds Kumuls "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

 
The whole country is with you in heart and mind as you prepare to take on England in the quarter-finals.
 
Just like every Papua New Guinean, a proud Prime Minister Peter ONeill extended his congratulations to the PNG LNG Kumuls on their whopping victory over USA yesterday (Nov 12).
 
You demonstrated your professionalism on the field for a spectacular result, says the PM.
 
From the players, coaches and support staff we have seen the commitment to deliver three straight wins.
 
It will be a tough match, and we know that you will give it your all as you prepare for the game in Melbourne next week.
 
The PM further congratulates our friends from the United States for their support for rugby league and travelling to Papua New Guinea to meet our team.
 
The matches played in Papua New Guinea have been an outstanding success, he says.
 
Well done to all of our Rugby League World Cup officials and volunteers who organised three great games of the national sport.
 
Around Papua New Guinea we have enjoyed an outpouring of national pride and emotion.
 
The success o...

13:33

NEO Moscow Outmaneuvers Washingtons Kurdistan Project - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jim W. Dean - Brother Engdahl brings us a good wrapup on the Barzani-Israeli independent Kurdistan caper that never had a snowball's chance in hell.

13:31

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Mozambique Needs to Be Practical
November 11, 2017

MAPUTO. Mozambique has to take advantage of the difficult time it faces to implement practical strategies designed to stimulate economic growth, said Sola David-Borha, chief executive of the Standard Bank Group for African Region. The executive explained to Xinhua in an interview in Maputo that the existing measures need to be implemented by Mozambique, which has good opportunities at the moment with investments from experienced countries such as China.

I give examples of countries like China because they are those who have been and are practical in the implementation of strategies designed, either in the economy or in the development of infrastructures. I think this is the crucial point missing in Mozambique, she said.

David-Borha participated in the Financial Times Mozambique Summit in Maputo, which focused on the hidden debts that the country has contracted, with the theme Reducing Investment Risk through Better Business Practices.

Mozambique has to make serious progress with measures and strategies in the contracts it makes with large companies, be they in construction, mining or other sectors, and capital gains are a great opportunity for domestic investments and filling the gaps, she added.

Questioned about how Mozambique can behave towards foreign investment, David-Borha said that the government has to ensure that the interests of the country and the people are put in the first position.

Basically, David-Borha was precise in stating that investments made in agriculture are quite few, and with gains from other areas the country can give much more support to this sector that needs investment. The head of the Standard Bank Group for Africa said that the improvements made by the government shall be translated into lower taxes and inflation control, which wont happen unless the plans are operational, just like the Asian countries.

- Xinhua

13:30

GST Plunges UPs Saharanpur Wood Carving Craft in New Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Apart from the high taxation rate, what is creating a lot of problems is that people in the trade are unable to understand the working of the new system.

Credit: Reena Mehta

The famous wood carving craft of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh had barely started recovering from the severe problems created by demonetisation when it was plunged into a second crisis created by the high rates of GST and the various uncertainties and confusions involving the new tax regime.

13:30

This Is What A Pre-Crash Market Looks Like "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The only other times in our history when stock prices have been this high relative to earnings, a horrifying stock market crash has always followed.  Will things be different for us this time?  We shall see, but without a doubt this is what a pre-crash market looks like.  This current bubble has been based on irrational euphoria that has been fueled by relentless central bank intervention, but now global central banks are removing the artificial life support in unison.  Meanwhile, the real economy continues to stumble along very unevenly.  This is the longest that the U.S. has ever gone without a year in which the economy grew by at least 3 percent, and many believe that the next recession is very close.  Stock prices cannot stay completely disconnected from economic reality forever, and once the bubble bursts the pain is going to be unlike anything that we have ever seen before.

If you think that these ridiculously absurd stock prices are sustainable, there is something that I would like for you to consider.  The only times in our history when the cyclically-adjusted return on stocks has been lower, a nightmarish stock market crash happened soon thereafter

The Nobel-Laureate, Robert Shiller, developed the cyclically-adjusted price/earnings ratio, the so-called CAPE, to assess whether stocks are lik...

13:30

Gardening Ban Upheld By Appeals Court! Organic Gardening Illegal For Miami Residents (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Gardening Ban Upheld By Appeals Court! Organic Gardening Illegal For Miami Residents Video Silver Report organic gardening ban upheld by appeals court for Miami residents. This is a growing problem very similar to our growing grocery bills. The problem...

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Helicopter parenting has turned a generation into virtual prisoners "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Researchers using GPS and wearable cameras to track the movements of more than 100 New Zealand school children say kids are becoming less independent, and less active. The research by Otago, Auckland and Harvard universities found children aged 11 to 13 spent more than half their non-school time within 500 metres of home, typically leaving []

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13:30

Ladakhs Pathways to the Clouds Built by Migrant Labourers "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Many of the labourers who build the mountainous roads in Ladakh are migrants from Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand they brave the extreme weather and risky work because of few livelihood options back home.

Pema brings her three-year-old son Ngodup to work. They live near Lukung village, close to Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh. A few Ladakhi families also work along with the migrants to build the roads.

Pema brings her three-year-old son Ngodup to work. They live near Lukung village, close to Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh. A few Ladakhi families also work along with the migrants to build the roads. Credit: Ritayan Mukherjee

It is possible to travel across Ladakh because of a network of high-altitude roads in this immense region, most of them projects of the Border Roads Organisation. Many of the labourers who build these long mountain roads are migrants from Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. They come here from May to mid-October every year, ensuring ever-more connectivity for the military to transport supplies, for tourists, and for the people of Ladakh.

I went to Chilling, around 55 kilometres from Leh city, a few weeks ago. The under-construction Leh-Padum highway, which will provide year-long access to the Zanskar...

13:30

Online sales boost reveals changing face of Oxfam shops "IndyWatch Feed World"

Oxfam reports rapid growth in its online shop, with a 22 percent increase in sales in the last financial year.

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Catholic Church Spends $4 Billion To Settle Child Rape Lawsuits "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Roman Catholic Church has quietly paid out a staggering $4 billion dollars to settle child rape lawsuits against its priests and senior officials.  According to Jack and Diane Ruhl of the National Catholic Reporter, [...]

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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Beira: Mozambique's Second Largest City is Sinking
by Andrew Mambondiyani
10 Nov 2017

A house destroyed by a strong wave in Beira [Andrew Mambondiyani/Al Jazeera]

Beira, Mozambique - Albano Joze, stares blankly at a group of fishermen casting their nets in shallow waters on the coast of the Indian Ocean, near Beira, Mozambique's second largest city.

He kicks a lump of soil and shakes his head in frustration.

"I have been living here for more than 10 years, but I have never seen this sea as violent as it is these years," says Joze, an informal trader in the city, which is just a few metres above average sea level.

"One night I woke up to find all rooms in my house filled with water and most of my household property was destroyed".

Most settlements in Beira, which is on the Mozambique Channel, are poorly planned, and houses are badly built, leaving many at risk during floods.

Daviz Simango, Beira's mayor since 2003 and an influential politician, has previously claimed that water-borne diseases such as malaria, and even in rare cases cholera, pose a serious threat.

"Every year we are experiencing violent storms and floods which are making our lives difficult," Joze says with a weary sigh. "We can't move away from the sea because our lives depend on it, one way or another."

He traverses the breadth and length of the coastal area in Beira selling an assortment of wares, mostly to fishermen.

"I'm not a fisherman but these fishermen are my customers, and I can't imagine leaving this place. How will I survive if I leave?

"Do you think our gods are angry at us for whatever reasons? We hope this problem of floods will go away soon".

But the problem is not going away anytime soon.

According to the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), Mozambique - with its coastal cities slowly being swallowed by the rising sea level - ranks third among African countries most exposed to multiple weather hazards.

Home to some 30 million people, the southern African country suffers from periodic cyclones, droughts, floods, and related epidemics.

"F...

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History Never Happened, Who is David Irving? - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor   November 2, 2010 Editors note:  Yes, the date is right, this article is 7 years old.  Why then has it upset people today, and it has?  Over the past few years, author and historian David Irving has slowed down a bit and moved into the shadows. At one time, the []

13:28

Green finance? Why global banks are pledging billions to fight climate change "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Banks are channeling more funds into climate change projects than ever before, says University of Bath's Simon Wilde. What's in it for them?

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Roseanne Barr: Child Sex Trafficking Bombshell To Explode This Week "IndyWatch Feed World"

Comedian Roseanne Barr claims that stunning revelations on child sex trafficking will become public knowledge this coming week. Over the weekend, the sharp-tongued conservative tweeted lots of ppl will become Woke AF this week, referring to [...]

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Forest Service Fire Experts Blocked From Attending Conference; Censorship Alleged "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

According to The Missoulian (archive):

Several of Missoula's top federal fire scientists have been denied permission to attend the International Fire Congress later this month, leading conference organizers to suspect censorship of climate-related research.

"Anyone who has anything related to climate-change research right away was rejected," said Timothy Ingalsbee of the Association for Fire Ecology, a nonprofit group putting on the gathering. Ingalsbee noted that was his personal opinion, and that the AFE [Association for Fire Ecology] is concerned that a federal travel restriction policy may be more to blame.

The Missoulian also said (archive):

The scientists no longer attending include Matt Jolly, who was to present new work on "Climate-induced variations in global severe weather fire conditions," Karin Riley on "Fuel treatment effects at the landscape level: burn probabilities, flame lengths and fire suppression costs," Mike Battaglia on "Adaptive silviculture for climate change: Preparing dry mixed conifer forests for a more frequent fire regime," and Dave Calkin, who was working on ways to manage the human response to wildfire.

takyon: Also at Scientific American (thanks to another Anonymous Coward).


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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

SACP Rejects Propaganda, Reaffirms That Will Never Beg President Zuma to Reinstate Dr Nzimande to the Cabinet
8 November 2017

The South African Communist Party has noted and denounces with contempt propaganda by information peddlers purporting that the Party met with the leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) to beg President Jacob Zuma to reinstate Cde Blade Nzimande to the Cabinet. The SACP wishes to put on record that it has never begged President Zuma to reinstate Dr Nzimande and that it will never do so. What the SACP has done, and correctly so, is to reject President Zuma`s factional reshufflings of the Cabinet - two this year, one in March and another in October.

The SACP also rejected President Zuma`s growing unilateral leadership that increasingly marginalises the principles of collective leadership, democratic consensus seeking consultation and accountability. The SACP reiterates its Central Committee finding that the increasing authoritarianism displayed by President Zuma marginalising not only the alliance but also the ANC by merely informing it of major decisions while he should consult reflects an act of a desperate man who is increasingly resorting to desperate manoeuvres. This takes place in the context where South Africa is facing serious challenges of state capture and corruption and there is mounting pressure to act against the decay and for President Zuma to step down.

The SACP further reiterates its 14th Congress resolution that the manner in which the alliance functions will not be able to hold going forward and that the only way in which the alliance can survive and fulfil its historical mission is if it is reconfigured. It is completely unfair and unprincipled for a single alliance partner or its leaders, and worse off for a single individual leader or a faction, to monopolise decision-making riding on and exploiting our hard-won democratic gains and shared national democratic revolution.

We all, constituting our collective national liberation movement, fought for the achievement of democracy in our country against colonialism and apartheid. We all campaigned tirelessly since......

13:16

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Fallacies by Makhanya and Dexter Against Nzimande Rebuffed!
7 November 2017
By Sonwabile Ngxiza

Recently we witnessed disparaging attacks, caricature and downright insults levelled against the person of Dr Blade Nzimande following his purging from the Cabinet by Zuma. For some, Nzimande`s removal represented a glorious opportunity to vilify and slander him in order to perpetuate their hatred for the SACP and the working class in general. Others used social media circles to subject him to ridicule and unceasing mocking.

The social media frenzy is not deserving of a response, however the vexatious opinion pieces by, respectively, Mondli Makhanya (City Press, Don`t Cry for Blade: 22/10/2017 and Phillip Dexter (Daily Maverick, What goes around, comes around: Blade Nzimande and political karma: 23/10/ 2017) requires a fitting response. The pair merely regurgitated their longstanding approaches of attacking the General Secretary whilst their actual target is the SACP and what it represents. We have, in the past, maintained a posture of not giving their views currency. However, we felt we should now respond categorically and dismiss specific fabrications on which they base their unwarranted and misguided attacks.

In their obsession with discrediting our General Secretary, they both distort history by implying that he singlehandedly catapulted Zuma into office. This ignores the obvious coalescence of various currents inside the liberation movement towards Polokwane. In doing this, they gloss over real ideological fault-lines exacerbated by Mbeki`s privatisation programme and the rise of the so-called new public management paradigm of lean government which became inimical to the country`s developmental agenda.

It is clear that the newspaperman, Mr Makhanya, has condemned and demonised Nzimande for his insistence that news is not value-free and that many if not all in the media hold a political particular agenda. Marx taught us that in a class divided society the dominant ideas are those of the ruling class. The validity of this statement is clear.

Whilst waxing lyrically about Nzimande`s loyalty to Zuma, the newspaperman proceeds erroneously to make other fallacies that the SACP used...

13:12

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

ANC & SACP Statements on Meeting With Israeli Minister for Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi and His Delegation
7 November 2017

The African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) Sub-committee on International Relations (IR) Sub-committee has met with Minister of Regional Cooperation of the State of Israel, Mr. Tzachi Hanegbi.

The meeting which took place at the ANC's Head offices in Johannesburg on Monday, was held at the request of Minister Hanegbi's office. The delegation was received by Comrade Edna Molewa, Chairperson of the International Relations Sub-Committee together with members of the Sub-Committee.

Minister Hanegbi was accompanied by the ambassador of Israel to South Africa, Mr. Lior Keinan as well as representatives from the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBOD).

The ANC regularly receives meeting requests from members of the diplomatic community based in South Africa.

Yesterday's meeting formed part of the regular engagement by the ANC and its subcommittees with a wide range of stakeholders, as well as forming part of party-to-party engagement.

The International Relations Sub-Committee has this year alone met with representatives and delegations from Venezuela, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Cuba, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Colombia, Vietnam, the People's Republic of China and Liberia. The Sub-Committee has also met with various groupings such as the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC) as well as the European Union.

A number of issues were discussed, including a recommendation of the recently held National Policy Conference (NPC) relating to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict: namely the downgrading of South Africa's embassy in Israel. The Subcommittee has informed the delegation that the recommendation stands as coming from NPC and that a decision in this regard would be taken at the ANC's upcoming National Conference in December.

The International Relations subcommittee further reiterated the ANC and its Alliance's commitment to the Two State solution and emphasized that urgent steps should be taken to resume talks between both sides. It is in the interests of both Palestinians and Israelis that this protracted conflict shoul...

13:10

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

COSATU Free State is Concerned About Electricity and Water Shortages in Qwaqwa
COSATU Free State has noted that yet again the community of Qwaqwa has been left in limbo with no water or electricity. The electricity vending points are closed or disabled and the residents are unable to buy electricity. The issue of electricity has been a challenge now in Qwaqwa for quite some time and the Municipality is failing to treat this matter with the urgency that it deserves.

We are troubled to note that water problems have also not been resolved and that residents in the steep and hilly areas are left with no water. This situation has already led to a number of service delivery protests lately; where communities in and around Bolata villages blocked roads with burning tyres and other forms of barricades.

We are concerned that Maluti A Phofung Municipality seems to have normalized an abnormal situation, whereby residents struggle to access basic necessities. We are starting to suspect that this is not accidental but its deliberate because there is no decisive action on the side of the Municipality to intervene on this matter.

As COSATU Free State, we refuse to accept this and we will keep on raising our voice and engaging in campaigns to highlight the plight of the workers and the poor ,who are mainly residents in that Municipality. We urge the ANC to intervene on this matter so that the residents can have the services they deserve. It is particularly worrying that this is happening on the back of Maluti A Phofung Municipality owing millions of rands to Eskom in unpaid bills.

Issued by COSATU Free State

For enquiries please contact: Provincial Secretary Monyatso oa Mahlatsi @ 010 219 1373 or 076 115 9923

13:06

Doctrine of Information Security of the Russian Federation December 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

APPROVED

by Decree of the President

of the Russian Federation

No. 646 of December 5, 2016

 

Doctrine of Information Security of the Russian Federation

I. General Provisions

  1. This Doctrine constitutes a system of official views on ensuring the national security of the Russian Federation in the information sphere.

The Doctrine defines the information sphere as a combination of information, informatization objects, information systems and websites within the information and telecommunications network of the Internet (hereinafter referred to as the Internet), communications networks, information technologies, entities involved in generating and processing information, developing and using the above technologies, and ensuring information security, as well as a set of mechanisms regulating public relations in the sphere.

  1. The Doctrine uses the following basic notions:

a)       the national interests of the Russian Federation in the information sphere (hereinafter referred to as the national interests in the information sphere) are the objectively meaningful needs of the individual, society and the State in ensuring their safety and security and sustainable development in the information sphere;

b)       the threat to the information security of the Russian Federation (hereinafter referred to as the information threat) is a combination of actions and factors creating a risk of damaging the national interests in the information sphere;

c)       the information security of the Russian Federation (hereinafter referred to as the information security) is the state of protection of the individual, society and the State against internal and external information threats, allowing to ensure the constitutional human and civil rights and freedoms, the decent quality and standard of living for citizens, the sovereignty, the territorial integrity and sustainable socio-economic development of the Russian Federation, as well as defence and security of the State;

d)       the provision of information security is the implementation of mutually supportive measures (legal, organizational, investigative, intelligence, counter-intelligence, scientific and technological, information and analytical, personnel-related, economic and others) to predict, detect, suppress, prevent, and respond to information threats and mitigate their impact;

e)       information security forces are government bodies, as well as units and officials of government bodies, local authorities and organizations tasked to address information security issues in accordance with the legislation of t...

13:05

Counterfeit Coin Detection Key Date Counterfeit Carson City 1870 Quarter "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Counterfeit Coin Detection Key Date Counterfeit Carson City 1870 Quarter By Max Spiegel  CoinWeek TDC Note Normally I struggle with mainstream media counterfeit coins/bars articles, but when they are highly prized, low mintage coins that can bring a...

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Are You Hungry for Change? How to Find the Courage "IndyWatch Feed World"

November 13th, 2017 By Open Contributing writer for Wake Up World I find myself blessed to be traveling out around the world meeting, and working with, evolving people in this great shift of consciousness taking place. Our lives are being challenged in the most profound of ways, in our careers, relationships and general living circumstances. Of []

13:05

Democratic Engineers, Or Neoliberal Mechanics? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Storming The "Engine Room" of Government: As the product of a top-down economic and social revolution, New Zealand Neoliberalism far from needing to rein-in the powers of the civil-service mandarinate was determined to re-fashion the state bureaucracy in such a way that it would be able to resist any and all attempts by elected politicians and their parties to dismantle the neoliberal machinery of "governance".

THEYRE THE ENGINE ROOM where ministerial decisions are put through the mill by officials. In that single sentence, the very worst aspects of neoliberalism are laid bare. Its author, political journalist Stacey Kirk, like so many of her generation, have been taught to regard politicians as, at best, necessary evils. Accordingly, Cabinet Committees the engine rooms of government are held up as the necessary correctives to poorly conceived ministerial decisions. Places where the ideas of elected politicians get knocked into a shape acceptable to their unelected officials New Zealands only trustworthy wielders of political power.

Kirks story, inspired by Opposition criticism of the new governments apparent willingness to be guided by and act on its own advice, plays directly to the crucial neoliberal concept of governance. At its core, governance represents the idea that the policies of both local and national government, if they are to meet the fundamental test of effective and efficient public administration, must be professionally crafted and implemented. By this reckoning, the ill-informed amateurism of elected politicians poses a constant threat to the delivery of good governance. Which is why officials putting ministerial decisions through the mill is presented not as an affront to democracy, but a very good idea.

Essentially, Kirk ranges herself alongside the Sir Humphrey Appleby character from the celebrated British television series, Yes Minister. Sir Humphrey represents the haughty mandarinate of the Civil Service: the ones who regard themselves as the gua...

13:04

Week in review: Top GDPR compliance risks, DDE attack mitigations, Node.js security "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Heres an overview of some of last weeks most interesting news and articles: Infosec expert viewpoint: Vulnerability patching Vulnerability patching is one of the most useful and cost-effective methods to mitigate a plethora of security threats. Heres what infosec experts think about the challenges related to patching systems, and how they see vulnerability patching evolve in the near future. They also give advice to enterprises looking to deploy a solution that makes vulnerability patching easier. More

13:04

ABC News: Firearm Confiscation Orders Part Of Democrats Solution To Mass Public Attacks "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The ultimate goal is an unarmed populace. Via Breitbart: Senate Democrats pushed nine different gun controls during the past six weeks, and ABC News has now emerged with a tenth gun law which they suggest may be the ringer. That law would legalize firearm confiscation orders like those in Washington state. Such orders allow a []

13:03

A modern Ottoman "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The Turkish cleric Fethullah Glen, winner of our intellectuals poll, is the modern face of the Sufi Ottoman tradition. At home with globalisation and PR, and fascinated by science, he also influences Turkish politics through links to the ruling AK party. Published in July 2008 issue of Prospect Magazine Is it possible to be a []

13:02

Bring them here "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Last week, Jacinda Ardern rolled over for Australia on refugees, accepting their bullshit story that Donald Trump would somehow take them. Now, she's going to use the East Asia Summit in Manila to offer them a new home in New Zealand:

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull faces further pressure from Jacinda Ardern as the New Zealand leader repeats her offer to take 150 refugees from Papua New Guinea's Manus Island and Nauru.

[...]

"I will be raising with Prime Minister Turnbull, as I have consistently done, that we have great concerns over the situation on Manus Island but also for the refugees on Nauru."

She saw no difference in principle between the cases on the two islands.

"Our hope is to lend a hand as far as we are able in helping resolve this situation."

Good. Because what Australia and its PNG proxies are doing here is horrific: torturing people for years, then abandoning them to starve to death in the jungle or be murdered by hostile locals. Its a human rights disaster, contra Gerry Brownlee, we need to help.

The good news is that, in theory (and explicitly in PNG, because they Are Not Being Detained), the refugees are free to leave to any country which wishes to take them. We should call Australia on that. And if they don't like us offering a new home to 150 people, then we should offer one to 500. If they don't like that, we should offer one to all of them, whether on Manus or Nauru. And if they still don't like that, it should be "fine, you're a citizen. The next Australian PM will give us what we want, or get the same".

Because ultimately, this is about who decides who gets to come to New Zealand. And the answer to that question can only be "New Zealand". Not "Australia", and certainly not Malcolm Turnbull or Peter Dutton. To riff on John Howard, we will decide who comes to New Zealand, and the circumstances in which they come - and we will be far less arseholey about it than our racist arsehole neighbours.

And remember, as long as Australia is torturing refugees in concentration camps, don't buy Australian.

13:02

Athens, Greece: Insurrection Festival Destroy the Means of Mass Control (Video) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Every camera is working for the state. Not because they own them, but because they have the laws and power to obtain all recorded material.

They also control the telecommunication networks owned by private companies.
ATMs and ticket machines at mass transport also offer information to the state.

Its not just the pervert system that watches our moves and spies on our relationships. The problem is that this info is used by the state and capital to block our attacks and liberation projects.

Controllers are doing coordinated attacks in the means of transportation to exclude those who cant pay for them.

ID papers are the means for a state to decide who has the right to exist in the area it controls.

All Cops Are Borders.

On the street they can identify and search anyone who passes by.
According to the info they collect about us they decide the fate of a person: freedomprison, or exile.

(via Insurrection Festival)

...

13:00

Two Things That Were Never Going To Mesh: Trump And Intelligence "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




Were Trump national security chief Michael Flynn and his crackpot son, Michael Flynn Jr, going to break into Fethullah Gulen's heavily guarded compound in Stroudsburg, kill all the guards, and put a bag over Gulen's head and bundle him off in a private jet to the tiny island where Billy Hayes of Midnight Express fame was put? All to collect $15 million from Turkey's fascist dictator, Recep Tayyip Erdogan? Sounds far-fetched even for Trump's 3 Stooges kakistocracy. But... it was Murdoch's stuffy Wall Street Journal that broke the story of how the 2 Flynn's were to be paid millions to forcibly remove Fethullah Gulen from U.S. and deliver him to Turkish custody. Luckily, Bob Mueller is on the case.
Under the alleged proposal, Mr. Flynn and his son, Michael Flynn Jr., were to be paid as much as $15 million for delivering Fethullah Gulen to the Turkish government, according to people with knowledge of discussions Mr. Flynn had with Turkish representatives. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has pressed the U.S. to extradite him, views the cleric as a political enemy.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have asked at least four individuals about a meeting in mid-December at the 21 Club in New York City, where Mr. Flynn and representatives of the Turkish government discussed removing Mr. Gulen, according to people with knowledge of the FBIs inquiries. The discussions allegedly involved the possibility of transporting Mr. Gulen on a private jet to the Turkish prison island of Imrali, according to one of the people who has spoken to the FBI.

...[F]ederal investigators interest in whether Mr. Flynn was pursuing potentially illegal means to forcibly deal with Mr. Gulen indicates that the former Trump adviser faces another investigation stemming from his work on behalf of Turkish government interests, both before and after the presidential election.

...Before entering the Trump administration as the presidents na...

12:59

Brothers go to war "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

It is an interesting, but fierce battle this weekend as former political allies, as well as foes, are locked in a neck-and-neck governorship race in Anambra State, FELIX NWANERI reports   It is a deciding week for the people of Anambra as about 2.2 million voters in the state will go to go to the poll this weekend to elect a new governor, who will pilot their affairs in the next four years. An unprecedented 37 candidates are vying for the position, but bookmakers say it is a three-horse between...

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12:59

Ecstasy, Misery and Revolver Upstairs "IndyWatch Feed National"

When I was 22, three things happened that will forever mark the narrative of my life. I graduated from university, I broke up with someone who I loved, and I fell apart.

Adulthood had arrived with an unwelcome suddenness, and, terrified of being rejected by my dreams, I instead retreated into a shimmering expanse of meaningless good times. And by that, I mean I made Melbournes choice den of debauchery, Revolver Upstairs, my home base. I became a mess, and in a way, it was exactly what I had always wanted.

Since the end of my 21st year, I have been kicked out of a club on six different occasions. I would go out at least twice a week, and going out meant getting as fucked up as I possibly could; meant blasting a hole through my consciousness. I wanted to embarrass myself, to have a good story to tell the next morning, to be able to play at self-disgust but really loving every second. Up until this time in my life, I was always afraid that I wasnt brave or interesting enough to disintegrate completely. Well, I disintegrated.

I threw up in bars and on bars, into gutters and into bins; I threw up on the Sandringham Line train so frequently that my friends referred to that act as doing a Jane. I passed out in toilet cubicles and at parties; a friend woke up to me passed out in his backyard with my shirt off on one occasion. I threw glasses across the dance floor and out of car windows; I pissed on the dance floor several times rather than line up for the bathroom. My feet, for a long time, were blistered and rubbed raw and spotted with blood from dancing for hours on end.

I would drink all the time. There was a bottle of wine perpetually next to my bed and I would start drinking out of it as soon as I woke up. I drank at work, either out the back or out of a glass I kept under the counter that I would top up throughout the shift. I would go into work cooked I would go to Revs at 9 or so in the morning, take a pill or two, and start work at 12. It isnt a huge surprise that the store closed down, with employees like me. I got a new job, and spent my first shift struggling through a comedown. My previous job I had quit because my panic attacks had gotten too intense for work.

In my room, dirty clumps of ash sunk into the paint of the windowsill, smeared into a permanent, think black layer. Cigarette butts clogged every available surface. The room the house, in fact stunk of smoke, sweet and stale, but I was in it so much I didnt notice. Plastic wine glasses and ceramic mugs, rimmed with the deep red of old wine, sat for weeks beside piles of dir...

Navy Seal: 3000 Elite Pedophiles Arrested Media Silent "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: AnonGroup Former Navy SEAL Craig Sawyer says that over 3,000 pedophiles belonging to an elite pedophile ring have been arrested, amid a total blackout by the mainstream media.  Michael Zimmerman at the NRAs annual convention, []

12:58

New Telegraph Award: Honour beyond description RMD "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

With barely two weeks to the much-expected award being put together by New Telegraph newspaper more awardees have continued to express their feelings of elation over the recognition. The latest in this regard is Nollywood icon, Richard Mofe-Damijo, with the showbiz moniker, RMD. In his message to the management of the newspaper, RMD expressed profound appreciation for rewarding his strides with the Best Actor of the Year (Male) award. He said: I am particularly very honoured about this achievement because you do some of these things without a foreknowledge that...

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12:57

Reps accuse DPR, CBN of diverting $950m royalties "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The House of Representatives ad hoc committee on nonremittance of $17 billion into the federation account has alleged that $950 million was warehoused in an illegal domiciliary account by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) between 2011 and 2014.. The committee also alleged that the DPR and the CBN also shortchanged the federation account by under-declaring what it received to the tune of $70.648 million. Chairman of the committee, Hon. Abdulrazaq Namdas, who disclosed this at the weekend, also threatened that the House...

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12:57

Azinge: Nigeria must promote de-emphasise state of origin citizenship, "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

He is a former Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS). Professor Epiphany Azinge, a Senior Advocate of speaks with TUNDE OYESINA on community development service, the Epiphany Azinge Foundation, Nigerias unity, corruption, judiciary, restructuring, 1999 Constitution, among others   As a Senior Advocate and Professor of law, what would you say has responsible for various agitations for Nigerias restructuring? During my early school days both primary and secondary, Nigeria was described as a conglomeration of scattered states with people of different cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds....

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12:56

Balogun dedicates Eagles success to Ikeme "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

SV Mainz of Germany defender, Leon Balogun, has dedicated his day of honour and pride as Super Eagles captain for the first time to the ailing goalkeeper of the team Carl Ikeme. With Ikeme still battling to recover fully from leukemia which kept him out of the Eagles last four matches in the World Cup qualifiers, Balogun said the shot-stopper must not be forgotten in the aftermath of Nigerias unbeaten run to the Mundial. Proud to have captained my country today and remain unbeaten at @FIFAWorldCup qualifiers. The road to...

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12:56

Tax evasion: Lagos threatens to shut banks, firms "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Lagos State Government yesterday threatened to commence shutting down the corporate headquarters of banks and other firms who have failed to remit statutory taxes. The state government accused some banks of withholding taxes on bank interest for more than 10 years. The government, which said it would begin the closure of such bank headquarters from Monday, November 20, also warned that any company found to have evaded tax would not be spared. It added that it is in the interest of defaulting companies and their management to remit the...

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12:55

WORLD CUP TICKET: Rohr hails NFF, eyes solid preparations "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

as Brian Idowu joins Eagles     Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has praised the Nigeria Football Federation for the excellent handling of the Super Eagles 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign. Not only were the three time African champions emerged unbeaten in what was styled Group of Death, the Eagles picked the ultimate prize in that group with a game to spare, becoming Africas first candidate for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia in the process. For sure, we must commend the NFF for the role they played right from...

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12:55

Ola Aina: Eagles will shock the world "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Super Eagles defender, Ola Aina, is optimistic of the chances of Nigeria making a good impact at the Russia 2018 World Cup. Aina, a Chelsea FC of England player, made his first start for the Super Eagles against Algeria in Constantine only on Friday. The world Cup qualifying match, the last in the series, ended 1-1. He said there were great talents in the team and the feat achieved on Friday without some of the key players was an indication of what the side could do with its full complement....

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12:54

Information Security Doctrine of the Russian Federation September 2000 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Information Security Doctrine of the Russian Federation represents a totality of official views on the goals, objectives, principles and basic guidelines for ensuring information security in the Russian Federation.

The present Doctrine serves as the basis for:

shaping government policy on information security in the Russian Federation;

preparing suggestions to improve the legal, procedural, scientific-technical and organizational framework for ensuring information security in the Russian Federation;

devising targeted national information security programs. The present Doctrine expounds the National Security Concept of the Russian Federation as applied to the information sphere.

2. Types of threats to the information security of the Russian Federation

According to their general directionality, threats to the information security of the Russian Federation are subdivided into the following types:

threats to the constitutional rights and freedoms of man and the citizen in the area of spiritual life and information activities, to individual, group and public consciousness and to Russias spiritual revival;

threats to information support to Russian Federation state policy;

threats to Russian information industry (including informatization, telecommunication, and communication facilities) development, to the satisfaction of domestic market requirements with its products and their entry into the world market, and to the accumulation, storage reliability, and effective utilization of national information resources;

threats to the security of information and telecommunication systems and facilities whether already deployed or being set up on the territory of Russia.

The threats to the constitutional rights and freedoms of man and the citizen in the areas of spiritual life and information activities, to individual, group and public consciousness and to Russias spiritual revival may be as follows:

adoption by federal bodies of state authority or by bodies of state authority in constituent entities of the Russian Federation of normative legal acts infringing the constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens in the areas of their spiritual life and information activities;

establishment of monopolies on forming, receiving and disseminating information in the Russian Federation with the use of telecommunication systems or otherwise;

counteraction, by criminal structures in particular, against citizens exercise of their constitutional rights to personal and family privacy and to the secrecy of postal mail, telephone and other communications; irrational, excessive restrictions placed o...

12:53

Poll as APCs acceptability test "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

There is no doubt that the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State is a popularity test for the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the ruling party seeks to make more inroad into the South-East geo-political zone ahead of the 2019 general elections. The APC would be contending with the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), whose candidate, Governor Willie Obiano is seeking for a second term. Besides APGA, the ruling party also has the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which enjoys some level of support in the state to contend with....

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12:52

Anambra guber poll: Brothers go to war "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Kalu to Ndi Anambra: Reconnect with APC through guber poll   Former governor of Abia State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has reaffirmed his partys determination to unseat the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)-led government in Anambra State in this weekends governorship election in the state. Kalu, who stated this at his Abuja residence yesterday after hosting a group of Abuja-based businessmen from Nnewi, Anambra State, said the APC will leave no stone unturned in its efforts to reconnect the state with the...

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12:47

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "Velvet Morning" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Liquid Mind, "Velvet Morning" 
Liquid Mind is the name used by Los Angeles composer and producer
 Chuck Wild of the best-selling Liquid Mind relaxation music albums.

12:47

Syrian government guilty of crimes against humanity: Amnesty "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Amnesty appeals to international community to refer Syria to ICC and demand unhindered access for those investigating abuses

12:45

"A Look to the Heavens" "IndyWatch Feed World"

NGC 253 is not only one of the brightest spiral galaxies visible, it is also one of the dustiest. Discovered in 1783 by Caroline Herschel in the constellation of Sculptor, NGC 253 lies only about ten million light-years distant. 
Click image for larger size.
NGC 253 is the largest member of the Sculptor Group of Galaxies, the nearest group to our own Local Group of Galaxies. The dense dark dust accompanies a high star formation rate, giving NGC 253 the designation of starburst galaxy. Visible in the above photograph is the active central nucleus, also known to be a bright source of X-rays and gamma rays.

12:43

Scientists hatch bold plan to save planet from supervolcano "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Wow!!!


Humans have witnessed many cataclysmic volcanic eruptions, but around the world right now there are about 20 so-called supervolcanoes that could outdo them all. One is in Yellowstone National Park.

12:42

Listen: Adam Savage interviews Natasha Vita-More "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The SYFY25: Origin Stories Podcast, hosted by Adam Savage (editor-in-chief, tested.com and former co-host of Mythbusters), is a nostalgic celebration of all things science fiction. In this podcast series Adam sits down with creators, thought-leaders, and celebrity fans to discuss the moments, people, and milestones that have changed the genre universe forever. From revealing personal anecdotes to deep philosophical discussions.

Transhumanist philosopher Natasha Vita-More chats with Adam and explains what transhumanism means for us regular humans, how it will impact the evolution of humanity, and close we are to uploading our brains into databases, ensuring our immortality.

Listen on iTunes.

12:42

"A Little Parenthesis In Eternity...: "IndyWatch Feed World"

Do you remember?
"Do you remember still the falling stars
that like swift horses through the heavens raced
and suddenly leaped across the hurdles
of our wishes- do you recall?
And we did make so many!
For there were countless numbers of stars:
each time we looked above we were
astounded by the swiftness of their daring play,
while in our hearts we felt safe and secure
watching these brilliant bodies disintegrate,
knowing somehow we had survived their fall."
- Rainer Maria Rilke

12:42

US Air Force Hires Two Firms to Start Developing Americas Next ICBM "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Boeing and Northrop Grumman have each received deals to start developing a replacement for the Minuteman III.

The Trump administration placed orders with two major defense firms on Monday to start working on technology for new intercontinental ballistic missiles to replace the Cold War-era Minuteman III.

The deals come amid nuclear threats against the U.S. by North Korea and increased tension with Russia, which is upgrading its ICBMs.

12:40

A new round of sales for SS Central America treasure may be nearing "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A new round of sales for SS Central America treasure may be nearing By Paul Gilkes  CoinWorld Thousands of artifacts including United States and pioneer gold coins, gold ingots, gold dust, and silver coins recovered in 2014 from the 1857 wreck...

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12:40

New conservative Bill a Trojan horse to allow unprecedented discrimination "IndyWatch Feed National"

Today Liberal Senator James Paterson released a conservative marriage equality Bill which seeks to introduce new and unprecedented forms of discrimination.

Anna Brown, Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, said the Paterson Bill was a bizarre attempt to entrench unprecedented forms of discrimination against LGBTI Australians.

If there is a Yes result on Wednesday, Australians will have voted for true equality for all Australians not an unfettered right to discriminate for people who voted No, said Ms Brown.

Australians are voting to make our country a fairer and more equal place, not to take us back to a time where people can be denied service at a shop. We call on Australian politicians to reject the Paterson Bill and pass marriage equality without allowing new forms of discrimination, said Ms Brown.

The Paterson Bill appears to propose the following new forms of discrimination:

  • All marriage celebrants could turn away same-sex couples and transgender and intersex people regardless of whether the discrimination is founded in religion or not.
  •  Individuals could refuse to provide goods and services to same-sex couples in relation to their marriage.
  • Immunity from legal claims including criminal offences for people who believe that marriage is between a man and a woman.

The Bill extends protections to those who oppose marriage equality for both religious and moral reasons, enshrining the concept of conscientious objection, which was criticised in the cross-party senate inquiry report that Senator Paterson signed up to earlier this year.  

Allowing anyone to conscientiously object to someone else because of their sexuality, race or disability is unacceptable in modern Australian society it goes against the foundation of equal treatment enshrined in Australian law for decades. The entire purpose of anti-discrimination protections is to ensure that we are all treated fairly and equally in public regardless of who we are or who we love, said Ms Brown.

Exemption for all individuals and businesses in marriage related services

The Bill gives the green light to discriminate in the provision of goods, services and facilities related to marriage by any entity or individual, including commercial businesses.

This Bill will cause chaos and entrench deeply unacceptable discrimination that Australians rejected decades ago. A Muslim taxi driver could turn away a same-sex couple travelling to their wedding. A bank teller could refuse to authorise a personal loan for a same-sex couple for their wedding or possibly even their honeymoon. A hotel could refuse to take reservations of guests in town for their frien...

12:40

"The Way You Carry It..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it."
- Lena Horne

12:36

The Danger of Our Russian Delusion by Publius Tacitus "IndyWatch Feed War"

I'm closing in on 65. Years, not miles. And I do not recall a time where so many people willingly have accepted lies and falsehoods about the threat from Russia and Russians. The combination of delusion and lies about Russia...

12:34

Chet Raymo, To Love The Darkness "IndyWatch Feed World"

To Love The Darkness
by Chet Raymo

    "You darkness, that I come from,
    I love you more than all the fires
    that fence in the world,
    for the fire makes
    a circle of light for everyone,
    and then no one outside learns of you.
    But the darkness pulls in everything:
    shapes and fires, animals and myself,
    how easily it gathers them! -
    powers and people -
    and it is possible a great energy
    is moving near me.
    I have faith in nights."

"I have long pondered these verses by the poet Rainer Maria Rilke (here translated by Robert Bly). I think I first mentioned them in something I wrote 25 years ago. Perhaps I have quoted them previously on this blog. The words seem shocking, somehow. Human have a terrible need to know. We invent stories and myths to explain away our ignorance. And sometimes, because we are unwilling to say "I don't know," we turn our stories into Truths. Knowledge then becomes a fence that seals us off from most of what exists.

Consciousness has arisen out of the dark abyss of time. We see the flame that burns around us: birds, insects, grasses, and flowering plants - tens of millions of species of living things. We are in it up to our necks. A zillion bacteria inhabit our guts. Mites creep in the forests of our eyelids. Viruses swim in our blood. We depend utterly upon plants to capture the energy we get fr...

12:34

Can the EU regain its international climate policy leadership lost in Copenhagen? "IndyWatch Feed National"

This is a guest post from Axel Michaelowa  from the University of Zurich. He is also the lead author of the chapter on international agreements in the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This is the second in the series from our Bonn panel on leadership in the climate regime. 

For over a decade, the EU was the undisputed leader of the international climate policy process. It had a grand vision for a universal international climate policy agreement modelled on the Kyoto Protocol. This was to be crowned during COP 15 in Copenhagen 2009. So the shock was the greater when the EU was ignominously sidelined by an alliance of Barack Obama and the leaders of the large emerging economies. They did not like grand designs and instead embarked on a road towards a bottom up climate policy system.

Almost a decade later, the US has abandoned international climate policy leadership after it played a crucial role in helping France in the runup to the Paris Agreement. Can the EU now again lead? The answer unfortunately is No.

First, the EU is at the center of the global maelstrom of migration, terrorism and resurgence of populism, and even threatened by internal fragmentation as the case of Catalonia shows. This means that EU leaders are in perpetual crisis mode and cannot properly address long term issues auch as climate policy.
Second, the EU is lacking ambition. Several member states, including self-proclaimed climate policy leader Germany, are likely to miss 2020 emission targets by a wide margin. 2030 targets are generally not seen as very ambitious either.

Second, domestic mitigation policy instruments in the EU are suffering from serious flaws. The EUs climate policy flagship, the emission trading scheme has suffered from systemic overallocation ever since the economic and financial crisis struck in 2008. Thus, prices have remained low. The latest reform agreed just yesterday is a kind of band aid that does not resolve the broader challenge. In the context of renewable energy promotion, the widely successful feed in tariffs have now been replaced by auctions that may be able to reduce costs, but are equally likely to reduce the speed of renewable energy expansion. And many countries face the challenge that...

12:31

The Daily "Near You?" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Umm Al Fahm, Haifa, Israel. Thanks for stopping by!

12:30

Pro-Life University group in California wins case against anti-free speech professor "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

It is not only at Auckland University that pro-life groups are being forced to fight for the right to be treated fairly and for freedom of speech and a  diversity of ideas. What is happening to Pro-Life Auckland is reflective of what is already happening overseas. In fact, the actions against Pro-Life Auckland by the []

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12:30

"What's He To Do Then?" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"You've seed how things goes in the world o' men. You've knowed men to be low-down and mean. You've seed ol' Death at his tricks... Ever' man wants life to be a fine thing, and a easy. 'Tis fine, boy, powerful fine, but 'tain't easy. Life knocks a man down and he gits up and it knocks him down agin. I've been uneasy all my life... I've wanted life to be easy for you. Easier'n 'twas for me. A man's heart aches, seein' his young uns face the world. Knowin' they got to get their guts tore out, the way his was tore. I wanted to spare you, long as I could. I wanted you to frolic with your yearlin'. I knowed the lonesomeness he eased for you. But ever' man's lonesome. What's he to do then? What's he to do when he gits knocked down? Why, take it for his share and go on.
- Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

"When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'" 
- Sydney J. Harris 

12:30

Thanks for the senate slot Pauline - see ya! "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australia should think about getting a Receiver/Administrator in for a while. This bloke got 19 votes in his own right. From the weekend: 19 votes put Pauline Hansons man in https://t.co/1mNXYhCUPE The Australian (@australian) November 13, 2017 Pauline Hanson's ticket put him in the Senate. Now he's in the...

12:29

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Why South Africa Needs Radical Economic Transformation
November 9, 2017
Opinion & Analysis
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Correspondent
Zimbabwe Herald

Education, land, job creation and the role of women must be considered in efforts to build an inclusive developmental state. Any discussion about building a South Africa that belongs to all, and therefore about transforming the countrys economy, must acknowledge that we are one of the most unequal societies in the world. The Gini coefficient measures income inequality in a range from 0 to 1, where a totally unequal society will score a 1. Ours ranges from 0,66 to 0,69.

In the worlds most equal societies, the top 10 percent earn about six times as much as the bottom 10 percent. In South Africa, the top 10 percent earn 110 times more than the bottom 10 percent. South Africa operates in a global economy where 75 percent of cities across the world have become more unequal over the past two decades, according to the UN Habitat World Cities Report 2016. Increased inequality is therefore not a uniquely South African phenomenon.

However, there are some uniquely South African causal factors, including the legacy of the well-oiled exclusion machinery of apartheid, consisting of the tight framework of laws and spatial planning that permeated and stifled every aspect of the lives of blacks. The most adverse effects were on African women. This fact made the erstwhile colonial project a colonialism of a special type.

The dawn of democracy made it possible for the ANC government to repeal apartheid laws and to introduce measures to progressively address many of the social consequences of apartheid. Sadly, the overall structure of the economy that had been put in place under apartheid has remained largely untransformed. Consequently, while the introduction of a social wage (housing, education and healthcare, water and sanitation, social grants) has helped improve the lives of many, the lack of economic transformation and redistribution means the continuation of deep-seated and structural inequalities based on race, gender and geography.

This lack of transformation is reflected in the structure of the South African economy, in a world...

12:29

Spectacular Venus-Jupiter conjunction just before sunrise Monday "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Set your alarm for before 45 minutes before dawn local time. On Monday morning, Nov. 13th, Venus and Jupiter will converge in the pre-dawn sky only 1/3rd of a degree apart. Look low and to the east about 30 minutes before sunrise. If you miss them on Monday, try again on Tuesday, Nov. 14th. The

12:29

Tonga Takes The Cake "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Busy sporting times By Roger Childs There was plenty of excitement over the weekend in a mixed bag of results for New Zealand. The All Blacks, The Breakers and The Phoenix(!) won, while the Kiwis and Maori All Blacks lost. Meanwhile the All Whites, seeking World Cup qualification, lived to fight another day in Lima, []

12:25

Rat Art Installation #7,352. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This is actually a fairly old one, but I came across the bottle while cleaning the studio, and took pics this time out. I had this on a high shelf, which a persistent and creative Angel finally managed to get to, mostly with persistence in scaling the wall. The food colouring had, of course, run down the wall, and when I first saw it, still mostly asleep, first reaction was WTF, who is bleeding and how in the hell This evening, just picking it up, after it has sat for months, I got my fingers covered in red, which wont come off. Damn stuff is a menace.

C. Ford.

12:23

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "A Walk" "IndyWatch Feed National"

"A Walk"

"My eyes already touch the sunny hill.
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;
it has inner light, even from a distance-
and changes us, even if we do not reach it,
into something else, which, hardly sensing it,
we already are; a gesture waves us on
answering our own wave...
but what we feel is the wind in our faces."
...

12:19

Our ally Turkey is in crisis and needs our support "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Getty Images It is fair to say that most Americans dont know exactly what to make of our ally Turkey these days, as it endures a prolonged political crisis that challenges its long-term stability. The U.S. media is doing a bang-up job of reporting the Erdoan governments crackdown on dissidents, but its not putting []

12:18

NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Arden to reintroduce talks of resettling refugees and more Zedlines "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden will re-approach discussions about resettling refugees from the closed Manus Island Detention Centre with Prime Minister Turnbull. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden will re-approach Malcolm Turnbull about the Manus Island Detention Centre crisis at the East Asia Summit this week.

Approximately 420 asylum seekers and refugees still remain at the now-closed processing centre, with reports that the Papua New Guinean authorities will soon remove them.

The two leaders discussed New Zealands longstanding offer to resettle 150 men from Australias detention centres more than a week ago.

 

12:15

Antarctic Volcanoes Melting Ice, Geoengineering in Play, Frozen UK (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Antarctic Volcanoes Melting Ice, Geoengineering in Play, Frozen UK Video Adapt 2030 NASA now has to admit Antarctica is melting by an enormous amount of active volcanoes under the ice sheet and underwater off shore. UK set to set...

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12:13

Fight the Disease, Not the Symptoms "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If we can build counter-capitalist movements that include the working class we have a chance. If we can, like the water protectors at Standing Rock, mount sustained acts of defiance in the face of severe state repression, we have a chance. We cannot be distracted by the symptoms. We must cure the disease.

12:13

Grow up dickhead. Embarrassing. Naff. You're the Prime Minister, Clown. We're paying you to be there. You make me sick. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Backing free trade, more investment and more opportunities with @luke_nguyen in Vietnam pic.twitter.com/lN3FCoxNgy The PMO (@thepmo) November 10, 2017 With @luke_nguyen this morning in Vietnam ahead of #APEC2017 pic.twitter.com/BtjKfcIW6L Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm) November 10, 2017

12:10

"We Are Left Alone, Staring Into The Abyss..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

We work in the dark. We do what we can to battle with the evil that would otherwise destroy us. But, a mans fate is defined as not a choice but a calling. Yet sometimes the weight of this burden causes us to falter, breaching the fragile fortress of our mind, allowing the monsters without to turn within and we are left alone, staring into the abyss into the laughing face of madness.
- Fox Mulder, The X-Files

12:07

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

President, Students Meet on Saturday
November 13, 2017
Nqobile Tshili Bulawayo Bureau
Zimbabwe Herald

President Mugabe will on Saturday hold a Presidential Youth Interface Rally with students from the countrys higher and tertiary institutions. The interface rally will be held at the Harare International Conference Centre. The students interface rally has been brought forward before the Harare Province Presidential Youth Interface Rally, whose date is still to be set.

The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, Professor Jonathan Moyo, last Friday met representatives from higher and tertiary education institutions to map the way forward ahead of the historic rally. Representatives of the institutions included the vice chancellors of universities and principals of colleges, students representative council leaders and Zanu-PF Youth League members.

It will be the first time for students to host President Mugabe in an interactive session. In an interview, Zanu-PF Youth League Secretary for Youth Affairs Cde Kudzanai Chipanga confirmed the students interface rally. He said students constituency was very important to Zanu-PF and the Youth League.

The President is meeting young people in this country. We have categories of young people, we have the party youths, but also have students who are the partys youth. As Zanu-PFs Youth League, we gave our students sector a priority to meet the President, who is their President as well. So its important that the students meet the President so that they can present their concerns to the highest office. This will guide the President in as far as issues affecting the students, said Cde Chipanga.

Its important to the students. We know they have been crying for that opportunity which they have never had. As the youth leadership, we regard the students highly, hence we facilitated this opportunity that they meet President Mugabe, he said. President Mugabe has met youths across the countrys nine provinces through the Presidential Youth Interface Rallies with the latest province being Bulawayo.

12:07

Leadership in the Climate Regime without the US Federal Government "IndyWatch Feed World"

I am just back from the climate negotiations in Bonn where I organized a side event at the German Development Institute (DIE). The event was co-sponsored  by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW).

These are my opening and closing  remarks from the session. In subsequent days, Ill post additional interventions from some of the other panelists.  Panelists included Aimee Barnes, Senior Adviser to Governor Brown of California; Sander Chan of DIE; Arunabha Ghosh, CEO of CEEW, one of Indias leading think tanks on energy and climate; Angel Hsu, of Yale-NUS campus; and Axel Michaelowa of the University of Zurich.

Opening Remarks
I want to thank you all for coming today to this side event. Im Josh Busby and an Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. When Donald Trump was elected to be the 45th president of the United States, I knew that the climate regime was in for a difficult period after the heady optimism coming out of Paris in 2015.

I started a new research project, Leadership in the Climate Regime without the US Federal Government. When I heard about the DIE Interconnections side events, I thought this would be a tremendous opportunity to assemble some of the smartest professionals who work on this every day.

I thought it was important to get different perspectives on the role of different actors, not just folks knowledgeable about the actions of the worlds most important polities but also those of sub-national and non-state actors.
Today, we have a tremendous panel of speakers including Aimee Barnes, Senior Adviser to the Governor of California to talk about the remarkable steps the state of California is taking.

We also have Dr. Sander Chan of our host DIE who has done important work surveying the groundswell of non-state actor action around the world. We also are joined by Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, one of if not the leading strategic thinker in India on climate and energy. His Council on Energy, Environment and Water, which has done tremendous work analyzing the Indian landscape for action on energy and climate, has co-sponsored this event.

We also have...

12:05

#BoycottKeurig: Hannity Responds To Conservatives DESTROYING Their Keurig Machines After Company Drops Ads From Show (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Conservatives across the country are boycotting Keurig after the coffee machine maker revealed its ads will no longer run on Sean Hannitys primetime program. 

As The Gateway Pundits Kristinn Taylor previously reported, the popular Keurig single cup coffee machine maker is facing a boycott by outraged fans of conservative talk radio and TV icon Sean Hannity after the company caved to pressure from Democratic Party front group Media Matters for America after the group smeared Hannity over his comments about Alabama Republican U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore and accusations reported by the Washington Post that Moore preyed on teenage girls when he was in his early thirties.

Earlier on Saturday, Keurig tweeted to MMFA President Angelo Carusone the company would stop advertising on Hannitys Fox News Channel TV show after Carusone smeared Hannity as a defender of child molesters. Carusone and Media Matters have been waging a war on Hannity, trying to drive him off the air by targeting his advertisers.

Good afternoon @Keurig. You are currently sponsoring Sean Hannitys show. He defends child molester Roy Moore and attacks women who speak out against sexual harassment. Please reconsider.

Angelo, thank you for your concern and for bringing this to our attention. We worked with our media partner and FOX news to stop our ad from airing during the Sean Hannity Show.

12:02

BATR: The Character Assassination of Roy Moore "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Character Assassination of Roy Moore

The latest example of the outright fabrication of factual reality puts Judge Roy Moore directly in the gun sights of the District of Criminal Swamp. The premier presstitute of fake news, the Washington Compost has manifested their obvious political ideological bias based upon a deep seeded disdain for truth and fair play. The enormous pile on from the usual suspects, especially the RINO's who have long betrayed the legitimate conservative cause expose themselves as cowards of the Republic. The establishment will stop at nothing to eliminate any patriot who challenges the globalist empire. All the calls for Moore to withdraw from the Alabama Senate race are based upon reporting from a publication that has distinguished itself as systemic purveyors of fictitious innuendo.

The Jeff Bezos funded rag is not serious journalism. The gunslingers hired by the Amazon baron of libtard dominances are the modern day equivalent of the Pinkerton assassins, who purported to be defenders of society, while actually practicing the art of political executioner. Their account of Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32 is a classic lynching by a posse of deranged zealots.

"Neither Corfman nor any of the other women sought out The Post. While reporting a story in Alabama about supporters of Moores Senate campaign, a Post reporter heard that Moore allegedly had sought relationships with teenage girls. Over the ensuing three weeks, two Post reporters contacted and interviewed the four women. All were initially reluctant to speak publicly but chose to do so after multiple interviews, saying they thought it was important for people to know about their interactions with Moore. The women say they dont know one another."

The NY Slime wasted no time and jumped on the band wagon to destroy the conservative populist. Sex Allegations Against Roy Moore Send Republicans Reeling is a pathetic attempt to paint a defiant GOP candidate as a sexual deviant and pervert. Sorry folks, the Gray Lady never had sincere outrage when William Jefferson Clinton was raping all those women. The NYT spent years trashing the long laundry list of victi...

12:00

5.8 Earthquake Strikes the East Coast of Japan "IndyWatch Feed World"

Magnitude 5.8 Quake Hits East Coast of Japan - Reports

01:40 13.11.2017(updated 02:35 13.11.2017)

Source: Sputnik News

According to the US Geological Service, a magnitude 5.8 quake hit off the east coast of Japan on Monday. The epicenter was recorded some 218 miles (351 km) east of the Japan's Sendai, Honshu coast at the depth of nearly 5.9 miles (9.5km).




AFP 2017/ JIJI PRESS

Meantime, the Japanese Meteorological Agency have reported the quake's magnitude was 5.7 and it struck at a depth of about 10 km. The agency added that the quake was not severe or close enough to cause destruction on land.

#SISMO M 5.8, Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan http://dlvr.it/Q0c03F #earthquake #quake #jishin-- Wikisismos @wikisismos 5:33 PM - Nov 12, 2017

12:00

Peter OBrien: Ardern on Manus "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A week ago I sent the following letter to The Australian:

Your editorial tells us Malcolm Turnbull and Jacinda Ardern  are off to a good start.  Really?  Lets hope not. Here we have New Zealands neophyte PM throwing a grenade into our fractious immigration debate at a particularly difficult time during the Manus stand-off.  Turnbull courteously declined Arderns gratuitous public offer to take 150 illegals, made for no apparent reason other than virtue signalling.  If the offer were genuine, it would have been made in private and not announced until it was accepted and the details threshed out.    Turnbull courteously declined the offer.  It is to be hoped, however, that he made it clear privately, in no uncertain terms, that such interference in our affairs would not be tolerated in future.  That would be hypocrisy on steroids, of course, given Turnbulls cynical ploy, negotiated with the Obama administration on the eve of Donald Trumps inauguration, that saddled the incoming President with an outcome that his public statements made clear he would not have agreed to himself.   But, then, we all know Turnbulls no stranger to hypocrisy.

It wasnt published, of course, because God forbid one should criticize the editor of The Australian. Im now guessing, as predicted, that Turnbull copped it sweet because, barely a week later we have Ardern, in full frontal moral posturing mode , as reported in todays Australian:

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has blasted Australias handling of the refugee crisis on Manus Island as unacceptable as she seeks another meeting with Malcolm Turnbull on the issue.

Thank God weve got Julie Bishop to smooth things over.  Oh, wait.

12:00

Map of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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12:00

In Florida, All Eyes On Puerto Rican Voters After Hurricane Maria "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A potential downfall caused by refugees. Via WISTV: Javier Gonzalez has joined a human tide of more than 130,000 U.S. citizens arriving in Florida since Hurricane Maria wrecked Puerto Rico, grateful for a place to start over but resenting how their island has been treated since the disaster. More than a million Puerto Ricans []

12:00

Bonn: UN climate conference recognises the role of women in climate action "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Now on its its final week of negotiations, the Fiji presidency today announced the Gender Action Plan, highlighting the role of women in climate action at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23).

11:57

Your Health Record What is it? - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Health is the absence of disease or abnormality caused by organic, environmental, or congenital problems. To remain healthy, you will be free of outside physical, social, and other problems that could lead to disease. When/if your health becomes challenged and if you seek medical care for that challenge, you will begin to generate a health []

11:55

Finance and Administration Coordinator "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Finance and Administration Coordinator supports EngageMedias Southeast Asia program activities and works closely with EngageMedias Accountant and Operations Manager to ensure the organisation financial and administrative needs are to the highest standard.

Position Aims

  • Provide high-quality financial and administrative support to programs
  • Ensure Southeast Asia administration and office function effectively
  • Ensure the financial integrity of the organisation

Roles and Responsibilities

Finance

  • Bookkeeping track, enter and record all expenses
  • Maintain Indonesian banking and assist with Australian banking
  • Complete monthly account reconciliations
  • Oversee the Administration Assistant to prepare payment requests and track cash advances/petty cash
  • Work with the Administration Assistant to process invoices and receipts, ensuring all  are properly documented and recorded
  • Lead the monthly payroll process
  • Working with Operations and Grants Manager to prepare budgets for grant applications, and with grant reporting
  • Track and maintain a variety of budgets
  • Contribute to and uphold financial policies and procedures

Administration

  • Be responsible for maintenance of the office including payment of utilities
  • Oversee flight tickets purchasing, accommodation booking and other travel needs
  • Assist with logistics for events and face to face meetings
  • File materials on the EngageMedia intranet
  • Participate in weekly staff and finance team meetings

Selection Criteria

  • Experience with online, cloud-based accounting systems such as https://xero.com
  • Excellent English and Bahasa Indonesia
  • At least 5 years experience in finance and administration
  • Extensive experience with office software
  • Advance bookkeeping
  • Experience in an organisation with large amounts of travel and international communications
  • Open minded with an ability to work across cultures
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent time management skills


Start Date and Remuneration

The position starts as soon as possible. An initial 12 month full time contract will be offered with extensions base...

11:53

The disgrace that is Americas judicial system "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

With Trump we see the continuation of the ongoing politicisation of the judicial system. Trump did not begin this, but he revels in the power it gives him.

Time for a constitutional amendment to make the appointees subject to confirmation from an independent commission. The commission members to be non politicians.

Idealistic, impossible, but shit it would be better than the crap we see now.


11:50

How Jim Willie Sees the Fall of the House of Saud, Finally "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

How Jim Willie Sees the Fall of the House of Saud, Finally by Jim Willie GoldSeek *** COLLAPSE OF THE KINGDOM *** The Saudi Kingdom will fall, a longstanding Jackass forecast, an inevitable event The Saudi Kingdom will fall...

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11:49

Landmark Northern Territory Royal Commission findings to be handed down this Friday "IndyWatch Feed National"

This week Australia will be given a roadmap to ensure children are never again abused as they were in the notorious Don Dale youth prison. After twelve months of hearing evidence, the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory is due to release its report and recommendations on Friday.

Shahleena Musk, Senior Lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre, who previously worked as a youth justice lawyer in Western Australia and the Northern Territory and represented many children in Don Dale, said that the Northern Territory Government must implement each and every Royal Commission recommendation.

This is not the time to pick and choose. Childrens lives are at stake. The Northern Territory Government must commit to wholesale implementation and the Federal Government must help fund it. Anything less will be a sign that our governments are not serious about ending the abuse of children in youth jails, said Ms Musk

The Royal Commission was announced after the ABCs Four Corners program aired a shocking expose showing horrifying footage of children in the Northern Territorys youth detention facilities being abused, including being hooded, tear gassed, stripped naked, threatened with dogs and held in solitary confinement.

Children in the Northern Territory are still being detained in Don Dale - a decommissioned maximum-security adult prison, that Ms Musk says is inherently unfit for children.

The Royal Commission laid bare the devastating cost of removing children from their families and locking them away behind bars. Prisons fail children. Governments should invest in small, age-appropriate facilities located close to communities that foster connection to family. All children should have the opportunity to grow up safe and be supported to reach their full potential. said Ms Musk.

Jewel Wheeler, a twenty-year old woman from Darwin who is an advocate for children in out-of-home care, was taken from her family when she was a baby and drawn into the criminal justice system when she was eleven years. Ms Wheeler said the cruelty of the system robbed her of a childhood.

I was so vulnerable. Instead of helping me, the system harmed me. I often wonder how different my life would have been if I had actually been cared for if I hadnt been hauled before the courts and locked up in a concrete cell. I was labeled a criminal before I even knew what that word meant. Children this young should never be arrested and put behind bars. There are better ways to respond to kids who make mistakes and it involves love, care and support, said Ms Wheeler. 

Ruth Barson, Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, who previously represented children in Don Dale, said all states and territories currently have archaic la...

11:48

Creatures from the deep: Jellyfish invasion swamped waters off Sevastopol (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed World"

An intense jellyfish bloom has swamped the waters of Balaclava Bay in Sevastopol, Crimea, turning the area into an bubbly and slimy mass. The sea creatures amassed near the piers, turning the water into an alien-like landscape, overrun with an infestation of bobbing jellyfish. They are whitish in color and semi-transparent, but the water is so filled with the species that it's hard to see past the top layer of the domed beings.

11:45

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Government Notes Mnangagwa Statement
November 11, 2017
Innocent Madonko Bulawayo Bureau
Zimbabwe Herald

GOVERNMENT and Zanu-PF have taken note of a statement attributed to former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa which he allegedly issued after being fired by President Mugabe, but will not respond to it since it is neither addressed to the ruling party or the Head of State and Government, a Cabinet minister said yesterday.

The Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo, said Zanu-PF is not a press club and is thus not compelled to respond to press statements.

Former VP Mnangagwa was dismissed from Government over allegations of, among other things, disloyalty, disrespect, deceit, unreliability and lack of probity in the execution of his duties.

His discharge of duties had also become inconsistent with his official responsibilities.

On Wednesday, Cde Mnangagwa was expelled from Zanu-PF following recommendations made by all the partys 10 Provincial Co-ordinating Committees.

The decision was made during the 313th ordinary session of the Politburo which unanimously endorsed his dismissal from Government.

In an interview yesterday, Cde Khaya Moyo, who is also the Zanu-PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, said contrary to reports in sections of the private media which inaccurately quoted him as confirming that various arms of the State were studying Cde Mnangagwas statement and an announcement on the appropriate action would be made shortly, Government is under no obligation to respond.

The press statement is not addressed to the leadership of Zanu-PF and besides, Zanu-PF is not a press club. Therefore, we have just taken note of the statement but we dont have to respond to it, he said.

Cde Khaya Moyos clarification comes in the wake of an article in a private daily newspaper yesterday alleging that President Mugabe could lay treason charges against former VP Mnangagwa on allegations of undermining him.

Quoting unnamed Government sources, the report also alleged that the former VP could alternatively be charged with conspiracy to overthrow a constitutiona...

11:43

The Ben Mack article, was it wrong? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Adam realises that the media in NZ rallied to defend their goddess against the evils of Mack and Bezos, however is his overall thesis really as outrageous as many would have us believe.

The article repays careful reading. It is more nuanced than many kneejerk reactions would suggest.

To some extent, the MSM reaction and that of activists goes some way to supporting his thesis that Ardern, supported by Peters, is in the Trump mold. Trump despite his characterization as a populist is, given many of his comments more in the totalitarian, xenophobic , racist mode of Hitler. Similarly Peters is a a xenophobe, he has a liking for dictators given his desire for a Russian FTA and his anti NZ view for allowing any Chinese dissidents here. His attitude to Asians especially Chinese is eerily reminiscent of Hitlers views of the Jews.

Ardern willingly entered into a coalition with Peters. Her and her partys desire for power trumped any principles they may have had.

Mack wrote:-

The effects of the far rights influence are already being felt. Amid pressure from New Zealand First, the government has vowed to slash immigration by tens of thousands by making it harder to obtain visas and requiring employers to prove they cannot find a qualified New Zealand citizen before hiring a non-citizen. Theyve also put forward legislation banning non-citizens from owning property, the new minister for immigration has equated increased immigration with increased unemployment (while also failing to denounce his partys claims that immigration is a factor in New Zealand having the highest rate of youth suicide in the developed world) and proposed a plan that would require people receiving welfare to work.

Whilst perhaps guilty of hyperbole, depending on your world view, was this materially untrue. Not really. To quote Steven Joyce it was pretty legal.

Mack makes a very pertinent point here, which many ignore:-

Peters who took the roles of deputy prime minister and foreign minister as a condition of working with Ardern and New Zealand First can end t...

11:40

AMD Zen Temperature Monitoring Queued For Linux 4.15 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

We've been expecting it to happen for weeks while indeed the hwmon pull request was indeed sent in today exposing AMD Ryzen / Threadripper / EPYC temperature reporting on Linux...

11:40

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Door Shuts on Ex-VP Loyalists
November 13, 2017
Nqobile Tshili Bulawayo Bureau
Zimbabwe Herald

ZANU-PF has shut the door on former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwas loyalists ahead of this weeks Central Committee elections. The party is set to hold Central Committee elections this week ahead of the Extraordinary Congress scheduled for next month.

In separate interviews yesterday, Zanu-PF provincial leaders said a Zanu-PF member who is facing disciplinary action cannot contest for any party position and will be left out of Central Committee elections. Zanu-PF Matabeleland South interim chairman Cde Saul Mahalima Ncube said the former VPs loyalists, who were recommended for expulsion, cannot contest in the coming elections.

Last week, the province recommended the expulsion of among others the Minister for State Security, Cde Kembo Mohadi, Home Affairs Deputy Minister Cde Obedingwa Mguni, provincial chairman Cde Rabaleni Choeni, Central Committee members Cdes Reni Kibi, Tambudzani Mohadi, Abednigo Ncube among others for working with the fired Vice President.

Zanu-PF has since said disciplinary proceedings will be instituted against members its provinces want expelled from the party.

According to the partys constitution, a member who has a pending disciplinary issue cannot contest for any position in the party until their issue is resolved. Hence, we dont expect those we recommended for expulsion to participate in the coming elections, said Cde Ncube.

He said the province would hold a Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) meeting on Wednesday ahead of the Central Committee elections to be held on Friday.

Cde Ncube said the province did not hold a PCC yesterday as stated by Cde Choeni last Wednesday.

Cde Choeni had claimed that the Provincial Executive Committee meeting, which recommended their expulsion, did not constitute a quorum hence its resolutions were null and void. But Cde Ncube said last weeks meeting was constitutional and Cde Choeni has been barred from holding any meeting as they await their disciplinary hearings.

The only PCC meeting that is coming will be held on Wednesday. They (Choeni and colleagues) did not h...

11:40

7.3 Earthquake Strikes Iran-Iraq, 67 Dead, Over 500 Injured "IndyWatch Feed World"

Iran-Iraq earthquake kills at least 67, injures more than 500, officials say

Source: Fox News




A 7.3-magnitude earthquake in the Middle East jolted "the Iraq-Iran border region" on Sunday, the Twitter account for U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) earthquake alerts tweeted. (U.S. Geological Survey)

At least 67 people were killed and more than 500 others were hurt in a powerful earthquake on the Iran-Iraq border region Sunday, Iranian officials revealed.

The quake had a magnitude of 7.3, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced, as reports of serious structural damage started to emerge.

Prelim M7.2 earthquake Iran-Iraq border region Nov-12 18:18 UTC, updates https://go.usa.gov/xnD7q , 37 #quake tweets/min
-- USGSted @USGSted 1:36 PM - Nov 12, 2017 Iraq
The Islamic Republic of Iran News Network quoted the head of the country's emergency medical services, Pirhossein Koulivand, as saying at least 61 had been killed and 300 injured on Iran's side of the border. Iranian state TV also said Iraqi officials reported at least six people dead inside Iraq, along with more than 50 people injured in Sulaymaniyah province and about 150 in Khanaquin city. No reports were immediately available from Iraq's government.

On its website, the USGS placed the quake's epicenter at about 18.6 miles southwest of the Iraqi city of Halabja.
7.2 Quake near Iraq-Iran border was felt in Tehran, Baghdad and beyond.
...

11:31

US-CERT Warns of Crypto Bugs in IEEE Standard "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Submitted via IRC for soycow1984

Recent academic work focused on weak cryptographic protections in the implementation of the IEEE P1735 standard has been escalated to an alert published Friday by the Department of Homeland Security.

DHS' US-CERT warned the IEEE P1735 standard for encrypting electronic-design intellectual property and the management of access rights for such IP is flawed.

"In the most egregious cases, enable attack vectors that allow recovery of the entire underlying plaintext IP," US-CERT said in its alert, citing researchers that found the flaw. "Implementations of IEEE P1735 may be weak to cryptographic attacks that allow an attacker to obtain plaintext intellectual property without the key, among other impacts."

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) P1735 standard flaw was first reported by a team of University of Florida researchers. In September, the researchers released a paper titled Standardizing Bad Cryptographic Practice (PDF).

In all, seven CVE IDs are assigned to the flaw and document the weakness in the P1735 standard.

Source: https://threatpost.com/us-cert-warns-of-crypto-bugs-in-ieee-standard/128784/


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11:30

The Missing Raturday. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Angel: Jaaaaaaaffa Caaaaaaake!

C. Ford.

Gareth Morgan in the rear view mirror "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Now that the election is over I thought I would do a few posts looking at politicians in the rear view mirror. A quick summary if you will of the moments when their words stood out for one reason or another as well as a few cartoons from the past election that they starred in. []

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11:30

Terror survivor wants free speech on extremist ideas "IndyWatch Feed World"

Bjorn Ihler read Anders Breivik's book only a week after jumping into lake Tyrifjorden in Norway to escape the terrorist's bullets. Bjorn was one of the survivors on Utoya island where Breivik killed 77 people in July 2011. What Bjorn found in the far-right "manifesto" surprised him.

11:29

Kmart apologies after childrens DVD online description references sex and drugs "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

Kmart has been forced to apologise after a description error saw the storyline of a Shopkins childrens DVD described as containing a lot of sex and drugs in the retailers online catalogue. Read More

11:29

Kelvin Thomson on defending public land (Speech to PPLVic AGM 11 Nov 2017) "IndyWatch Feed National"

The driving force behind the Protectors of Public Lands, Julianne Bell, passed away on Friday January 27 this year. Julianne was an indefatigable and tireless campaigner for the protection of Melbournes public open spaces. She was most well-known as the defender of Royal Park against any and all who would seek to diminish it for their own purposes, and she told me that she was most proud of her role in stopping the East-West Link, a Freeway which would carve up Royal Park in an outrageous act of environmental vandalism. She was the driving force behind this organisation and used it to defend public open spaces far and wide from all manner of threats the Carlton Gardens, the Catani Gardens, the Exhibition Gardens, the Rogers Memorial Reserve and many others too numerous to mention no public open space was too far away or too small to merit her attention.

Julianne worked closely with me on the problems caused by Rapid Population growth for the world in general and for Melbourne in particular. She understood that it is people, it is us, who are responsible for environmental damage, and was prepared to cut through the vanity that prevents many of us from acknowledging this. She had worked in the Immigration Department, and told me a number of times about the propensity for migration agents to tell fibs on applications, and the trouble an understaffed Department had in verifying claims and uncovering rorts.

Julianne was not always easy to work with, and she was very hard line. I did think when she was telling me about the evils of the Flower Show in the Exhibition Gardens that perhaps she could lighten up! But she grasped, better I think than anyone else I have ever met, that our public open spaces are constantly in danger from people or organisations or businesses who want to use them for a private benefit, at the cost of the value of the open space asset itself.

She understood and loved the heritage of Marvellous Melbourne, the legacy of beautiful parks and open spaces which Melbournes founders bequeathed us, and she was relentless in her defence of them. If Julianne had not been standing guard over them these past decades, they might well look rather different, and Melbourne might well have been on its way to becoming a soulless concrete jungle, like so many other cities around the world.

Over the years various Premiers and Lord Mayors have basked in reflected glory as Melbourne was declared the Worlds Most Liveable City. But this title owes, in my view, a fair bit more to Juliannes work than to theirs. If we are to keep that honour, we will need people to draw inspiration from Julianne, tak...

11:28

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Chombo Warns Party CadresNullifies Mash West ExpulsionsWarns Against Settling Scores
November 13, 2017
John Murwira and Heather Charema
Zimbabwe Herald

ZANU-PF National Secretary for Administration Dr Ignatius Chombo yesterday warned party members against abusing the ongoing attempts to flush out party members accused of working with former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to settle personal scores or for political expediency as he called for soberness and adherence to party procedure in all cases.

Cde Chombo, who nullified the suspensions and expulsions in Mashonaland West province; spoke barely 24 hours after party spokesperson Cde Simon Khaya Moyo underscored the importance of due process and the need to refer the cases to the partys National Disciplinary Committee.

Over 100 Zanu-PF officials, among them some Politburo and Central Committee members, have been recommended for suspension or expulsion for allegedly supporting a bid by Mr Mnangagwa to clandestinely succeed President Mugabe.

Addressing the Mashonaland West provincial coordinating committee (PCC) meeting in Chinhoyi, yesterday Dr Chombo said there should be no short cuts in expelling party cadres who are perceived to have been loyalists to the axed VP Mnangagwa.

To those who have names submitted to the party for expulsion, they must not be short-cuts. Let us follow procedure to the point. The province needs to clarify issues as stipulated in the Green Book. There must not be short-cuts. We also know that people are eyeing certain positions and might abuse the situation to label others. Let us follow procedure.

Dr Chombo said those who had issues with fellow party members should lodge their complaints in writing.

Party members who have issues should go back to their constituencies and put in writing every allegation they are levelling against each other and follow all the party procedures from cell level up to national level, he said.

Dr Chombo also took a swipe at some party members who were now jostling for positions ahead of next years harmonised elections.

A lot of people are looking for positions and...

11:25

Good News Behind Gloomy Gold Headlines "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Good News Behind Gloomy Gold Headlines from Schiff Gold The SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap podcast combines a succinct summary of the weeks precious metals news coupled with thoughtful analysis. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. The mainstream media is...

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11:23

Targeting Michael Flynn & Shielding the Radical Cleric Gulen: Special Counsel Robert Mueller MUST Step Down "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

General Michael Flynn, Former National Security Advisor to President Trump, is being investigated by Special Counsel for accepting legitimate payments from Turkish companies for researching and exposing Wanted Terrorist and Radical Islamist Fethullah Gulen and his $25+ Billion criminal network in the United States. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is Special Counsel in charge of the case. He is the same []

11:22

Papua shooting shuts down Freeport route "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

West Papuans have long expressed frustration about the environmental destruction caused by the Freeport mine operations in Mimika regency. Photo: MIneral Policy Institute

Reuters | Radio New Zealand | 13 November 2017

The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan has temporarily shut the main supply route to its Papua mine after a shooting incident, a spokesman says, amid escalating tensions between security forces and an armed Papuan group in the area.

No one had been reported hurt after shots were fired at a vehicle, but the main supply route to the worlds second-biggest copper mine had been temporarily closed while the security situation was assessed, Freeport Indonesia spokesman Riza Pratama said in text message.

Authorities in Indonesias eastern province of Papua are delivering food and aid to villages near the mine where security forces say the rebel group has blocked residents movement, as security personnel surround the area, a police official said.

Police said a group linked to the Free Papua Movement (OPM) was preventing about 1000 people f...

11:21

Palestinian demolishes own home in Jerusalem to avoid Israeli fines "IndyWatch Feed War"

Maan November 12, 2017 JERUSALEM A Palestinian from the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan was forced to destroy his own home on Saturday in order to avoid incurring a demolition fee from Israels Jerusalem Municipality, which was set to carry out the demolition. According to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, Abd al-Ghani []

11:21

Distraught British-Iranian woman in Iran prison tested for cancer, husband says "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Husband says he fears detained wife has lost ability to control her emotions after 20 months in prison

11:14

Snap protest held at the Department of Immigration and more Zedlines "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

People gathered at the Department of Immigration today calling on the government to act on the men stranded on Manus Island. Image credit: Grace Pashley

A snap protest regarding the situation on Manus Island took place this morning outside the Brisbane Department of Imigration.

This is the latest in a series of protests that have happened nationally over the last few weeks following deteriorating conditions in Australia's closed detention centre.

A spokesman for The Refugee Action Collective Mark Gillespie has called it a new low for humanity.

For more on this story and coverage from the event listen to Only Human Gold at 12pm on 4ZZZ.

Event being held for the postal survey results broadcast

11:14

The London Mithraeum, Back in Place "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In 1954, archaeologists investigating the site of a new office building in London uncovered a temple of Mithras dating to around 240 CE. Public outcry forced the developers to delay their work long enough for the temple to be completely excavated and disassembled. The key artifact was this head of Mithras.

The temple was eventually re-assembled on a vacant lot on Victoria Street, but the restoration was somewhat bungled and it was a long way from the artifacts found with it, kept in the London Museum. Above, the plan of the temple.


A few years ago that 1954 office building was torn down to make way for the new headquarters of Bloomberg Europe. Bloomberg paid for a major archaeological...

11:13

REVEALED: Mother of Roy Moore Accuser Admits WaPo Convinced Daughter to Go Public "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This is one heck of a revelation!

Nancy Wells, the mother of Judge Roy Moore accuser Leigh Corfman admitted on Sunday that the Washington Post convinced her daughter to take 38-year-old sexual advancement allegations public. Speaking by phone to Breitbart News on Saturday, Corfmans mother, Nancy Wells, 71, further stated that her daughter would not have come forward if it werent for The Post reporters alleged actions, writes Breitbart News Aaron Klein. 

Breitbart News reports:

Corfmans mother, Wells, told Breitbart News that reporters for the Washington Post convinced her daughter to give them an interview.

She did not go to them, said Wells. They called her.

They tried to convince her to do it? this reporter asked.

Yes, replied Wells, matter-of-factly.

Wells was asked about Corfmans motivations for going public. It wasnt done for politics, you know, Wells replied.  It was done for personal reasons. And it wouldnt have been done if the reporters hadnt contacted my daughter.

Asked about the timing of ThePost interview and why 38 years after the alleged incident her daughter decided to speak out weeks before the election, Wells replied: She was contacted by the reporter. Thats why.

They say if you want to catch a liar, merely let them talk. In the case of Judge Roy Moore accuser Leigh Corfman, just let her mother talk.

As Breitbart News reporter Aaron Klein noted on Sunday, Wells, 71, says that her daughter did not have a phone in her bedroom during the period that Moore is reported to have allegedly called Corfman purportedly on Corfmans bedroom phone to arrange at least on...

11:12

Saved by Canada "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

APEC was held over the weekend, during which various countries were expected to make a final push to resurrect the Trans-Pacific Partnership. On Friday night, it looked like it was dead, and that Canada had saved us from a shitty US trade deal. By Sunday morning, it was alive again - but Canada has still probably saved us.

There were three bits of the TPPA that most people objected to: the anti-democratic Investor-State Dispute clause, under which multinational (US) corporations could sue countries for regulations which affected their (real or imagined) profits; US patent pork which threatened Pharmac; and general US copyright bullshit, including a mandatory copyright term extension to protect Mickey Mouse, along with various attacks on fair use and file sharing. But thanks to Canada, all of that shit is gone. Technically, its only "suspended", and could be back in if the US ever rejoins the agreement, but that's about as likely as Trump not sticking his foot in his mouth next time he opens it, so for all practical purposes these provisions are dead. So, we've got an FTA shorn of its most objectionable parts. Whether the deal is still worth it for New Zealand without US market access remains to be seen, but in the previous analysis the US bullshit was a significant cost, so it might be (whether you trust MFAT's analysts to do a fair analysis when institutionally their prestige rests on the deal being accepted is another question, of course).

The government has been clear that the new TPPA will have to go back to Parliament - that is, that it is a different deal from the "Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, done at Auckland on 4 February 2016", so National's TPPA law can never come into effect. While they're now part of the government which has agreed to this, I don't expect NZ First and the Greens to give it an easy ride through select committee, and I expect the numbers to be heavily scrutinised. If they don't like it, then I guess Labour will just have to ask National for support instead.

Meanwhile, if this experience has shown us anything, its how badly National sold us out on this issue. A better deal was possible the moment the US walked away, but National was perfectly happy to sign the TPPA as written, complete with US IP bullshit. Its also shown us how undemocratic our foreign policy is, and how secret negotiations do nothing but...

11:12

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 738 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: SparkyLinux 5.1News: Slax developer explores init options, Arch Linux drops 32-bit packages, an overview of LineageOSQuestions and answers: Worried about spywareReleased last week: Redcore Linux 1710, Parrot Security OS 3.9, SharkLinux 4.13.0-17Torrent corner: Antergos, IPFire, KDE neon, Netrunner, PCLinuxOS, Redcore, SharkLinuxUpcoming releases:....

11:08

Identifying endangered frogs made easy with new app "IndyWatch Feed National"

The endangered Southern Corroboree Frog. Photo Taronga Zoo taronga.org.au

The endangered Southern Corroboree Frog. Photo Taronga Zoo taronga.org.au

Australias first national frog count is underway and, with the aid of a new app, everyone can now join the battle to save one of the most threatened groups of animals on Earth.

The Australian Museums FrogID is a citizen science project that uses mobile phone technology and audio DNA to discover where frogs are at risk and how to conserve them and our waterways.

The free FrogID app, developed in partnership with IBM, identifies frog species by the sounds they make from croaks and chirps, to whistles and barks.

Up to 1 million Australians are expected to download the app and head to parks, creeks, dams or wetlands to listen for frog calls.

Recording and uploading these calls will map frog species across Australia and reveal where they are at risk from habitat loss, disease, climate change and urbanisation. You might even discover a new frog species!

Australian Museum Director and CEO, Kim McKay AO, said FrogID is a national citizen science rescue mission that everyone can take part in.

The power to save Australias frogs is now in the palm of your hand, whether youre a family in your garden or on a bushwalk, at school or a grey nomad. Everyone can download the free FrogID app to help save these vulnerable species the canaries in the coal mine of climate change, Ms McKay said.

FrogID is a crowd-sourcing approach to conservation. The AM is proud in its 190th year to partner with IBM, the Australian Government and leading museums across the country on this ground-breaking union of citizen science and innovative technology.

David La Rose, Managing Director, IBM Australia, said: IBM has a long history in collaborating with organisations like the Australian Museum to develop technology that has a real impact on the everyday lives of Australians. This joint initiative to develop the FrogID app is an inspiring example of how technology and science can work together to tackle an important social issue, while empowering Australians to help us gain new insight into the state of our waterways and environment.

One of Australias leading frog experts, Dr Jodi Rowley, AM Curator of Amphibian & Rep...

11:06

Chevening Scholarships and Modern Day Imperialism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Joseph Thomas In 1983 the British government created Chevening as an international award scheme aimed at developing what it calls global leaders. It is...

11:05

Time to challenge received wisdom about second Scottish referendum "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Commentary by Carolyn McCole

I have a good friend. Lets call her Claire. We met in 2014. Our values and political opinions are pretty similar, though she was as stridently No as I was Yes. She called me on the morning of 19th September. Though shed never admit it, I sensed she too felt deflated.

You never know, she said, In five or so years, I might vote yes too. I was too upset to respond and admittedly felt there was little point now the vote had passed. But I wondered what did she want or expect the next five years to change?

Its all a matter of time. This is what we hear, time and again. The date of Indy Ref 2 has to be perfectly timed. Independence is a question of time. Now is not the time. The problem with time though, is eventually it runs out. At that point, you either completed the task or you didnt.

For generations, students entering exams have been given the same advice. Use the time available. Dont waste the first half an hour planning your approach. Dont give up with half an hour to go. The same advice applies to the Yes movement today and the clock is already ticking.

TRAPPINGS

Supporters of independence have waited long enough.  Post 2014, we confidently waited for the shit of a No vote to hit the fan. Then we watched as that shit repeatedly hit the fan, through EVEL, the trappings of the Smith Commission, HMRC job losses, disappearing frigates, reduced budgets, increased austerity and ultimately Brexit. Then we wondered how much shit needs to hit the fan before those who placed their no vote in good faith start to question the competency of our masters in Westminster?

Yet still we see passivity in response. The no vote hasnt significantly shifted. There might be a general acceptance that Brexit spells disaster, but this hasnt naturally evolved into the groundswell for independence which many expected. And why should it when there is not yet an alternative on the scale we saw in 2014 to gravitate towards? I think now of Claire. Three years have passed and shed still vote no. But what really have we done in that time to convince her otherwise? Yes there has been a lot of hard work behind the scenes, but for those dont watch political programmes or read a daily blog what messages have they received?

How many times have you heard agnostic voters say theyre sympathetic to the notion of independence, but dont want another referendum? Now is the time to challenge this reprise before it becomes established rhetoric. Accepting it only indulges the passivity and delays progress.

Of course theres a lot of fatigue. Theres voter fatigue after annual elections and referenda. Theres understandable activist fatigue after repeated campaigns into which foot soldiers across...

11:04

Supplements of cod liver oil to lactating sows. Influence on milk fatty acid composition and growth performance of piglets "IndyWatch Feed World"

Supplements of cod liver oil to lactating sows. Influence on milk fatty acid composition and growth performance of piglets

11:04

Pollen flora of Pakistan. XXV. Papaveraceae "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pollen flora of Pakistan. XXV. Papaveraceae

11:04

Occurrence of Peronosclerospora sorghi in Uganda "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Occurrence of Peronosclerospora sorghi in Uganda

11:04

11:04

Muscle hypertrophy and a syndrome of continuous motor unit activity in prednisone responsive guillain barre polyneuropathy "IndyWatch Feed World"

Muscle hypertrophy and a syndrome of continuous motor unit activity in prednisone responsive guillain barre polyneuropathy

11:03

Turns Out President Trump Didnt Ruin Americas Economy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The predictions were wrong? Via NY Post: Foreign tourism to New York City is set to rise 3.6 percent this year defying yet another of the many doomsday predictions about Donald Trumps presidency. Back in February, the city tourism agency said Trumps travel ban and related rhetoric would mean a drop of 300,000 visitors []

11:02

Rally for Sarawak native lands to be held today "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Over 10,000 people are expected to rally at the Kuching Waterfront here today to call for an amendment to the Sarawak Land Code relating to native customary rights (NCR) land, organisers said today. Spokesman Peter John Jaban said protesters would consist of native landowners, community leaders, non-governmental organisations and supporters of political parties, coming from []

11:02

Probe case of EPF account shared with unknown male contributor, urges Voon "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) must look into a recently highlighted case of a man who found out that his wifes EPF account was being shared with an unknown male contributor. In making the call, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Women national vice chief Voon Shiak Ni said although EPF has refuted the claim by saying []

11:01

Report: Dual Language Programme shows results "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Dual Language Programme shows resgramme (DLP) has improved school students English proficiency after it was launched in January 2016. Sunday Star reported that based on Education Ministry statistics, between 18 per cent and 95 per cent of students in over 1,200 primary and secondary schools which implemented the DLP, a programme that allows the teaching []

11:00

Hackaday Links: Supercon Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

This is not your normal Sunday links post. This is Superconference Sunday, and right now there are dozens of awesome projects floating around our conference in Pasadena. This links post will be mostly the projects from Supercon, but before that theres some stuff we need to clear out of the queue:

Concerning other conferences, the Sparklecon site is up. Why go to Sparklecon? Its a blast.

Tindie is worldwide! There were a bunch of Tindie sellers at the Maker Faire Adelaide this weekend. YouTuber MickMake is a friend of Tindie and were teaming up to give away a few prizes from Australian Tindie sellers. You can check out the full details here.

Theres an Internet of Things thing from 4D Systems. Its an ESP8266 and a nice small display.

Well, crap. It might have finally happened. [Maxim Goryachy] and [Mark Ermolov] have obtained fully functional JTAG for Intel CSME via USB DCI. What the hell does that mean? It means you can plug something into the USB port of a computer, and run code on the Intel Management Engine (for certain Intel processors, caveats apply, but still). This is doom. The Intel ME runs below the operating system and has access to everything in your computer. If this is real right now we only have a screenshot computer security is screwed, but as far as anyone can tell, me_cleaner fixes the problemAlso, Intel annoyed [Andy Tanenbaum].

With that out of the way, heres some stuff from this weekends Supercon:

These are normal Supercon happenings.

State of the art in PCB art

A while back, we had a few thousand Tindie blinky badges manufactured, and right now someone is hacking a few of these together into a cybernetic Cerberus at the Hackaday Supercon. I never stopped working on these badges, and now its time to show off the latest development in PCB art. Full c...

11:00

This Week in Stupid 111217 (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This Week in Stupid 111217 Video Sargon of Akkad Live show! https://conwayhall.org.uk/event/week- Video Source

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11:00

HPR2421: Project Interest "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

This is just a short "episode" wherein I ponder the nature of showmanship and razzle-dazzle regarding the success or failure of FOSS, and other projects that require collaboration. Your comments and opinions are ACTIVELY encouraged.

10:56

Whanganui doctors beach trek against seabed mining on final stretch "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Doctor Athol Steward is walking from Raglan to Whanganui to protest against seabed mining. Photo/ Supplied

Emma Russell | Wanganui Chronicle | 11 November, 2017

Nearly two weeks ago Athol Steward started his beach trek from Raglan to Whanganui, averaging 30km a day.The Whanganui doctor walking 400km in a bid to stop seabed mining is in his final stretch and is expected to arrive on Castlecliff Beach on Sunday afternoon.

The environmental advocate was outraged when Trans-Tasman Resources application to extract 50 million tonnes of the South Taranaki Bight seabed every year for 35 years was approved in August.

His self-funded mission aimed to support anti-mining group Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) which filed an appeal against the Environmental Protection Authority decision in the High Court on August 31.

...

10:55

Part 4 of the Queensland election blog for 2017 #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah "IndyWatch Feed National"

Ongoing coverage of the Queensland election campaign for 2017. Check back for updates. Table of contents Jump to comments section. Antony Greens Queensland election 2017 guide. A cache of The Courier Mails front pages. (November 13, 2017) Day 16 Pauline Hanson loses another. . (November 13, 2017) Day 16 Pauline Hanson loses another []

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10:52

WASTED George Lopez Booted From Event After Being Booed Off Stage For Trump Jokes at Charity Dinner (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It seems like comedian George Lopez has been in a tailspin since President Trump won the White House. After being booted off stage at a charity event for making joking about President Trump, a drunken Lopez was escorted from a KISS event. 

Video credit: TMZ

TMZ reports:

George Lopez wanted to shout it out loud on stage with KISS, but the problem was band members were just trying to answer questions from fans so George got the boot.

Paul StanleyGene Simmons and the fellas were doing a Q&A Thursday on their annual KISS Kruise when Lopez got disruptive, which you see from the video. Check it out the crowd begins to boo and yell to take his mic away. Were told George was very drunk.

At one point, KISS manager Doc McGhee leaves the stage because hes so annoyed, and were told security escorted George off shortly afterward. He was spotted in the crowd sleeping later on during another bands performance.

Akin to many of his peers in Hollywood, comedian George Lopez suffers from Trump Derangement Syndrome, A mental dysfunction causing those detractors with hateful thoughts and feelings about Donald Trump to go unhinged. Lopezs illness didnt let up recently, as the comedian was booed off...

10:48

Oscar San Miguel Erice aka Okuda is a Spanish street artist based in Madrid. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Oscar San Miguel Erice aka Okuda is a Spanish street artist based in Madrid.


Tagged: graffiti, street art ...

10:44

Why Doesnt The Left Give Our Veterans The Respect That They Deserve? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Our veterans deserve the very best, and yet way too often they get the very worst.  The Department of Veteran Affairs is a disaster, it takes forever to get claims processed, and VA facilities are often extremely dirty and poorly managed.  Rates of unemployment and suicide are far higher for veterans than they are for the population as a whole, and yet the left is strongly backing the NFL players as they disrespect our veterans when they refuse to stand for the national anthem.  There are more than 18 million veterans in the United States today, and more than 9 million of them (including my father) are over the age of 65.  As a society, it is time for us to make it exceedingly clear that we are not going to put up with mistreatment of our veterans any longer.

There was one promising sign on Sunday.  It is being reported that for the first time this season, every player stood for the national anthem

No NFL players protested during the national anthem during Sundays early games, according to multiple reports.

The NFL Players Association unanimously passed a resolution earlier in the week calling for a moment of silence during Sundays games in honor of Veterans Day.

Players who previously knelt or raised their fists during the anthem stood this week. Tennessee Titans receiver Rishard Matthews walked onto the field holding hands with soldiers, then stood for the anthem, The Associated Press reported.

Hopefully this show of respect will continue in the weeks ahead....

10:42

Mass Shootings, Mass Psychopathology And Self-Defense "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The following article written by Brandon Smith was originally published at Alt-Market.com.

There is an unfortunate correlation between crises and catastrophes and mass psychology. For those with a decent long-term memory, you may have noticed that the frequency of attacks and tragedies taking place today around the world is far above and beyond what occurred 10 years ago. So much so that many in the public have moved beyond the point of outrage and have now embraced complacency.

The mass shooting issue, for example, once inspired fevered debate over gun rights. Not so much anymore. While I am happy that the relentless attempts by leftists to exploit every shooting as a tool for their gun grabbing agenda have taken a backseat, I see a trend in another direction which is equally dangerous. That trend is a move towards acceptance that these things happen, instead of a healthy discussion on real solutions (and no, more gun control is not one of them).

A decade ago the Vegas shooting would have inspired media and social discussion for at least a year. Now, the story disappears in two weeks and is replaced with 10 others. I will be surprised if the latest church shooting in Texas in which 26 people were killed stays on the news feeds for more than a few days.

Where does this complacency come from?

It is a complex problem, but one that I think relates to the state of decline within any particular society. In Carl Jungs The Undiscovered Self, Jung mentions a consistent element of latent sociopathy and psychopathy within most cultures. Perhaps 10% of people within a society are latent sociopaths and psychopaths, and around 1% or less represent full blown sociopaths/psychopaths. Most of the latent people will never become truly dangerous if they are living within a culture that is healthy and morally balanced. In fact, those with inherent sociopathic traits can become very high functioning human beings who are adept at careers that many other people avoid (surgeons and career soldiers are two examples).

However, in the event that there is cultural rot and a degradation of principles, environmental influences come into play and latent sociopaths/psychopaths have the potential to mutate into something far more dangerous. Jung examines thi...

10:36

Extremely dangerous M7.3 earthquake hits Iran - Iraq border region - more than 220 killed "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit Iran - Iraq border region at 18:18 UTC (21:18 local time) on Sunday, November 12, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 23.2 km (14.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.2 at a depth of 19 km (11.8...... Read more

10:35

Court Rules Cop Who Shot Unarmed Woman in the Face on VideoDid NOT Violate Her Rights "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Court Rules Cop Who Shot Unarmed Woman in the Face on VideoDid NOT Violate Her Rights By Matt Agorist The Free Thought Project A cop shot an unarmed woman in the face on video, attempted to cover it up...

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10:30

Three NFL Players Knelt During Anthem On Veterans Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Most who had been protesting however, stoof for this weekend, trying to diminish the idea that they are anti-solider Via AP: Three players took a knee during the national anthem before the New York Giants game at the San Francisco 49ers, as the rest of the league stood during Veterans Day weekend. 49ers Eric Reid []

10:30

Conspiracy theories start here: Prime Ministers cat assassinated "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Guest Post: By Brian Rogers First published SunLive.co.nz newsie.co.nz Its been a wild start for the new government, with political shenanigans, drama in the house and potentially an assassination, with the Prime Ministers cat dying suddenly, under suspicious circumstances. Or maybe under a Volvo. Condolences to the PM and family on this sad occasion. Here at RR []

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10:29

Man acquitted of rape of 11 year old girl by French jurors "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Following a years-long investigation, a criminal court in the Seine-et-Marne district near the French capital has ruled a now 30-year-old man cannot be charged with the rape of an 11-year-old girl, as no evidence of "threat or violence" has been established. The man, a Cape Verdean native, was 22 years old when he met the girl in the city of Nevers in central France, where she was on vacation visiting family. The girl, who is of Congolese origin, was playing with her cousin in the street when the man approached her and invited her to a walk in the park, le Parisien reported. There, the then 11-year-old was undressed and subjected to sexual intercourse, she claims, saying she asked the man to stop and told the stranger her age. The man maintains the act was consensual, and that the girl told him she was almost 15-years-old - the age of consent in France. However, to obtain a rape conviction, prosecutors needed to prove that sex was non-consensual. The girl's counselor, who met her after the incident, said she was of "girlish physique, [and] could not be confused with a teenager or a woman," according to le Parisien. Comment: There you go. There was no question that she was underage.

10:29

Netanyahu corruption case reaches new phase: Police ready to charge PM with bribery "IndyWatch Feed World"

An ongoing Israeli law enforcement investigation now has enough evidence to bring formal charges of bribery against the country's prime minister, according to reports. Prosecutors involved with the bribery and money laundering case are currently working out the details to an indictment for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a wealthy businessman whose collaborators have been tied to the notorious Panama Papers that reveal how the rich hide assets from tax collectors, cited by Haaretz. According to a Friday report by Israel's Channel 10 News, sources involved in the ongoing investigation have revealed that there is now sufficient evidence to charge Netanyahu and his wife with bribery for accepting tens of thousands of dollars worth of gifts from well-heeled business associates.

10:27

The Vatican has spent nearly 4 billion to keep pedophilia lawsuits quiet since 1950 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pedophilia has become a huge topic of discussion over recent weeks as not only have sexual abuse outings been taking place in Hollywood, but the exposure of pedophilia in Hollywood and amongst the elite is becoming more common. The reality of child molestation by the Roman Catholic Church has surfaced time and time again, and yet, somehow, it continues to happen. If you watched the movie Spotlight, perhaps you have an idea of just how things are going down. But let's break it down to date.

10:24

Meetings to determine Pangunas future "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Cedric Patjole | PNG Loop | November 11, 2017

Two meetings have been identified as key events that may determine the timeline to rebuild the Panguna Mine in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

According to Business Advantage, Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) chairman, Rob Burns, says the meetings, to be held in November and December, include a mediation as well as a wardens hearing.

The first meeting on November 23 and 24 is the third round of mediation talks to settle a dispute over the chairmanship of the Special Mining Lease Osikaiyang Landowners Association (SMLOLA).

SMLOLA is one of the nine landowner associations in the project area.

A dissident landowner, Philip Miriori, is at the centre of the dispute, along with his cousin Lawrence Daveona, who both lay claim to the chairmanship.

The second event on December 11 and 12 is the wardens hearings on the five-year renewal of the mining exploration lease, currently held by BCL.

Under the Bougainville Mining Act 2015, the Autonomous Boug...

10:23

Canada: Jihadi tells court, Damn your legislation, go to hell. Hey you infidels, I do not worship what you worship. "IndyWatch Feed War"

This is rich. Rehab Dughmosh, who tried to murder people with a golf club and a knife in a Canadian Tire store, said in court: Damn your legislation, damn your nationality, go to hell. Hey you infidels, I do not worship what you worship. Dughmosh is quoting chapter 109 of the Quran, which is an []

10:23

Why Robert Mueller Was Selected to Be the Special Prosecutor "IndyWatch Feed War"

by Eric Zuesse It all began with the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers apartment complex in the Saudi city of Khobar, which killed 19 U.S. military, who worked at the Dharan air base three miles away. That incident became the lynchpin of the accusation by the Saudi royal family, the U.S. State Department, and the CIA, that Iran is the foremost state sponsor of terrorism. Both Robert Mueller and his longtime ally James Comey (the latter of whose firing as the FBI chief, by U.S. President Trump, had sparked the appointment of Mueller to become the Special Counsel investigating the U.S. President) performed crucial roles in establishing that the Khobar Towers bombing had been a Hezbollah operation run by the Iranian Government and, starting upon this basis, in helping to develop the case that Iran is the foremost state sponsor of terrorism. However, as has been made clear by several great independent investigative journalists, on the basis of far more-solid documentation than the official account, the Khobar Towers bombing was instead entirely a

10:23

Saudis move on Lebanon with Israeli support "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Joe Montero

Saudi Arabias war of words over Lebanon keeps on building and  Israel has jumped in supporting the Saudis. As each day passes, the war of words comes closer to being transformed into a war of weapons.

The tilt at Lebanon is largely as proxy for a growing hostility against Iran, which has arisen out of diverging positions in the politics of the Middle East. While Iran has taken a position that lays claim to the regions independence from big power politics, the Saudis have decisively shifted in the opposite direction.

Nothing marks this more clearly than being decisive backers of the Syrian opposition ISIS and al Qaeda terror bands with money, guns and diplomacy. Then there is the systematic and brutal continuous bombing of Yemen that is on the brink of creating the biggest famine experienced anywhere in decades.

Intertwined with the stand off is the divide between Islams Shia and Sunni. Within the Sunni camp, there has lately emerged a camp that has become increasingly material dependent on the west and especially the United States and this is led by the absolutist Saudi royal family that sees itself as heading the Sunni world, and utilises this to push its own ambitions to be a regional power. That branch within the faith that has given rise to ISIS and al Qaeda is Saudi grown and Saudi maintained.

But after a short period of gains in the battlefield, the movement is experiencing major defeats. The most spectacular is in Syria. There has also been major loss in Iraq, including within the northern Kurdish region and a strengthening of the Shia position.

The attack on Yemen has been directed against the Shia Houthi forces, who happen to control most of the country. Saudi air strikes are backed by backed by pro al Qaeda and ISIS forces on the ground and the invasion has the support of the United States government.

Ongoing resistance from the Houthis has denied a quick victory and this risks sinking the Saudis into a quagmire.

In short, Saudi ambitions have not been going so well. Hence the chosen strategy to shift to a new theatre, target Iran as the headquarters of the Shia faith and its links to in Lebanon through Hezbollah and the Palestinians. Iran is accused of supporting the Houthis in Yemen the Syrian government and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

The idea is that a new conflict in Lebanon might just turn around the series of defeats.

A large part of the Lebanese population is Shia and mostly suppo...

10:19

OH DONNA B., SHE TOLD YOU IF TRUMP GOT ELECTED YOU WOULD ALL HANG BY NOOSES SHOULD HAVE QUIT RIGHT THEN! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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Hillary is about to be cut off.  Her and the Clinton Foundation bank accounts are about to get frozen hard very fast!  She wont be able to thaw them out no matter how hard she huffs and puffs with all of her evil dragon breath!

Her fondness of cheese pizza will be exposed along with all her other satanic vices.  Not just her.all of her friends and servants.  Then there is Benghazi, the emails, the espionage, Uranium One, money laundering, election fraud, having people murdered, and who knows how many other things.

Donna Brazile is working overti...

10:16

More Holiday Madness "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Sfunny what people get up to on their hols. Colluding with foreign governments, drug-smuggling, trying to bring down the Ayatollahs government while slapping on the suntan lotion. Theyre all at it. 

As Craig has rightly pointed out, Alan at Biased-BBC recalls a time - it seems like a lifetime, but its only about ten days ago - when no-one saw anything provocative in someone taking some holiday-time-out to do a spot of teaching.

One minute it was a harmless-sounding sideline during a family visit, next minute it was a pretext for the mad mullahs to up the ante and double up on the incarceration.

The bit about teaching journalists turned out to be a figment of Boriss lack of imagination. However, even if she had been, teaching journalists is not exactly spying. 

I mean, isnt accusing a visitor to Iran of being a spy kind of par for the course? Especially when they hold  a British / Iranian passport. You know what theyre like. Its okay, its their culture;  incarceration is the inevitable consequence of picking a bad holiday destination.

Charging her with spying and locking her up is still not actually Boriss fault. The Boris-bashers disagree. Boris, they insist, should have foreseen that the mad mullahs would use his clumsy misspeak as a pretext for doubling the length of her sentence, barmy as this is.

They argue that teaching journalism (mysteriously upgraded to training journalists) was bound to infuriate the mad mullahs, and Boris should have known better; and they do have a point, even if we have to ignore the possibility that going to Iran for a holiday is a provocation in itself.


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10:16

Geomagnetic Storms as a Inner Spiritual Catalyst for Positive Change (audio) "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

The changes and shifts to our consciousness can be redirected to something positive. Those unaware of how our consciousness is influenced risk falling out of balance and confused as to why their perceptions might be changing. Knowing is half the battle. We can use the solar flares to our benefit by being aware. 

Im using a new portable mic free of the computer. Let me know if you think its a significant improvement. 

10:13

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

ED Allies Fate Hangs in Balance
KUDA BWITITI
Chief Reporter

Due processes will be followed in dealing with more than 100 Zanu-PF officials who have been recommended for suspension or expulsion for allegedly supporting a bid by sacked Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa to take over from President Mugabe, ruling party spokesperson Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo has said.

Their cases are likely to go to the Zanu-PF National Disciplinary Committee.

However, one of the officials with an axe hanging over him is party Secretary for Legal Affairs, Cde Patrick Chinamasa, who chairs the partys NDC.

Other affected bigwigs are ministers Cdes Kembo Mohadi, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, Christopher Mushohwe, Josiah Hungwe and Abednico Ncube, whose home provinces want them disciplined.

In an interview with The Sunday Mail last week, Ambassador Khaya Moyo said: The matter was raised in the Politburo and the Secretary for Legal Affairs (Cde Chinamasa) was tasked with dealing with the issue.

We are all guided by the party constitution. The Secretary for Legal Affairs interprets the constitution and he is handling the matter as we speak. The matter is now in the departments hands and we will be advised accordingly.

Asked on how the party is going to handle Manicalands push to expel Cde Chinamasa from Zanu-PF, Cde Khaya Moyo said: The disciplinary committee is not a one-man band, they will handle the matter as a committee and I think one can be recused if need be.

Provincial Co-ordinating Committee meetings last week saw scores of leaders being put to the sword.

Harare recommended the expulsion of Politburo members Cdes Cleveria Chizema and Omega Hungwe, and Harare East National Assembly representativeCde Terrence Mukupe; while 22 others face suspension.

In Matabeleland South, recommendations were made for the axing of provincial chair Cde Rabelani Choeni, Central Committee members Cdes Reni Kibi and Tambudzani Mohadi, Matabeleland South provincial war veterans chair Cde Section Ncube, and former Matabeleland South Provincial Affairs Minister Cde Abednico Ncube.
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10:12

Mainstream media makes new push on "gun confiscation orders" as response to mass shootings "IndyWatch Feed World"

In what many saw coming a mile away in the aftermath of both the Las Vegas Massacre and the Texas Church mass shooting, liberals in the government, with the help of their mainstream media allies, are now pushing what amounts to plans for gun confiscation, outside of normal law, for Americans across the country. The new push for gun control from the left comes courtesy of ABC News which recently published a piece promoting the use of an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) that many believe is nothing more than a thinly veiled confiscation plan that would allow a judge to "issue an ex parte order" for the direct confiscation of an American citizens firearms. Unbelievably, the order can actually be issued without the firearm owner even being present, which would in turn end with police at the citizens door demanding he hand over his weapons or face violence from the state.

10:12

Turkey denies working with Michael Flynn to kidnap Gulen "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim Saturday (November 11) denied Turkey's involvement in an alleged plot involving former U.S security adviser Michael Flynn to kidnap U.S.-based controversial cleric Fetullah Gulen, allegedly behind last year's coup attempt to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

10:11

Is Christianity finished as a source of inspiration for progressive social change? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Whatever the emerging world becomes, it will need a new consciousness to guide it, especially if we want that world to be a good one. 

Credit: Pixabay/Stocksnap. CC0 Creative Commons.

Were Christians to be in a position to exert enduring cultural influence, the results would likely be disastrous or perhaps mostly so. This is the judgment of University of Virginia sociologist James Davison Hunter, who coined the term culture wars in the 1980s, but its a sentiment thats shared by many on the left.

Given their flawed thinking about public life, says Hunterbased on both specious social science and problematic theologythere seems to be little future for the Christian faith as a motivating force in progressive politics in the USA and beyond. But is this judgment correct?

To put this question in context, the American Century is over. The institutions that sustained the modern industrial world (including many of the mainstream Christian churches) are rusting out, their legitimacy crisis dragging on like a festering wound since the Sixties.

Whether we like it or not, we are emerging into a different world. It feels strange to us. We cant see it clearly at this point, or even know what to call it. But whatever the emerging world will become it will need a new consciousness to guide it, especially if we want that world to be a good one.

Finding and articulating that new consciousness in order to re-imagine our societies is one of the central challenges of our timessupporting the growth of a wider, public sensibility and a progressive way of life in which peace, justice, love, hope and human flourishing can grow. To meet this challenge, I think well need to draw on imaginative resources wherever we can find them.

So its at least worth taking another look at Christianitys faith and practice, history and global diversity, theological ideas and spiritual traditions in order to see whether any of these things might offer us these kinds of resources. Can Christianity be critical enough of itself and of society to be a productive source of change? By this I dont mean that Christians should simply criticize. Weve had enough cranky, reactionary rhetoric from the uniquely American religious right in recent years to last a lifetime.

But keep in mind that as recently as the Sixties, Christian public identity in the US was claimed...

Is Christianity finished as a source of inspiration for progressive social change? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Whatever the emerging world becomes, it will need a new consciousness to guide it, especially if we want that world to be a good one. 

Credit: Pixabay/Stocksnap. CC0 Creative Commons.

Were Christians to be in a position to exert enduring cultural influence, the results would likely be disastrous or perhaps mostly so. This is the judgment of University of Virginia sociologist James Davison Hunter, who coined the term culture wars in the 1980s, but its a sentiment thats shared by many on the left.

Given their flawed thinking about public life, says Hunterbased on both specious social science and problematic theologythere seems to be little future for the Christian faith as a motivating force in progressive politics in the USA and beyond. But is this judgment correct?

To put this question in context, the American Century is over. The institutions that sustained the modern industrial world (including many of the mainstream Christian churches) are rusting out, their legitimacy crisis dragging on like a festering wound since the Sixties.

Whether we like it or not, we are emerging into a different world. It feels strange to us. We cant see it clearly at this point, or even know what to call it. But whatever the emerging world will become it will need a new consciousness to guide it, especially if we want that world to be a good one.

Finding and articulating that new consciousness in order to re-imagine our societies is one of the central challenges of our timessupporting the growth of a wider, public sensibility and a progressive way of life in which peace, justice, love, hope and human flourishing can grow. To meet this challenge, I think well need to draw on imaginative resources wherever we can find them.

So its at least worth taking another look at Christianitys faith and practice, history and global diversity, theological ideas and spiritual traditions in order to see whether any of these things might offer us these kinds of resources. Can Christianity be critical enough of itself and of society to be a productive source of change? By this I dont mean that Christians should simply criticize. Weve had enough cranky, reactionary rhetoric from the uniquely American religious right in recent years to last a lifetime.

But keep in mind that as recently as the Sixties, Christian public identity in the US was claimed...

10:10

The US-led war on Yemen: America is worried about legal blow-back for war crimes "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

In October, 2016, two Reuters' reporters published an exclusive, under the headline: "As Saudis bombed Yemen, U.S. worried about legal blow-back." [1] The reporters, Warren Strobel and Jonathan Landay, revealed that legal experts at the US State Department had warned the White House that the United States could be charged with war crimes in connection with the Saudi Air Force bombing campaign in Yemen. So far, the bombing campaign has left tens of thousands dead and many more wounded, as well as over 10 percent of Yemen's population homeless. Accompanied by naval and aerial blockades, the aggression has created near famine conditions for somewhere between 25 to 40 percent of the population and has contributed to a cholera outbreak affecting hundreds of thousands.

10:10

Get Ready for the Crack-Up Boom "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Get Ready for the Crack-Up Boom by Bill Bonner Casey Research Justins note: Today, Doug Caseys longtime friend and colleague Bill Bonner takes a look at the massive bubble the Fed has created. Below, he explains why the coast...

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10:09

Bernie Sanders: To Reform the Party, Democrats Must Split from Corporate America "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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Sanders said the Democrats must reform the party and primary process, and not rely on wealthy donors to beat Trump.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has a clear message and strategy to help mend the wounds that have left the Democratic Party divided. After months of polling as the nations most popular politician, he should be taken more seriously even as an outsider.

In an op-ed published in Politico, Sanders began with a strong rebuke of President Donald Trump and everything that Trumps policies and rhetoric stand for. But thats a given to a party at a crossroads, facing the question of wha...

10:09

MORE NFL HELL=> Houston Texans & Los Angeles Rams Play To Near Empty Stadium (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Houston Texans are playing the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum this Sunday and it looks like the kneeling controversy is still hurting attendance in a big way. 

AP reports:

The Houston Texans defense is off to an impressive start against the high-powered Rams offense.

Jadeveon Clowney and his teammates limited Jared Goff and the Rams to 131 total yards in the first half at the Coliseum, keeping Los Angeles out of the end zone entirely. The Rams entered the game with the NFLs highest-scoring offense at 32.9 points per game.

Greg Zuerlein hit three field goals for the Rams, who led 9-7 at halftime. Zuerlein has already surpassed his previous career-high for a season with 27 field goals in the first nine games for the Rams, who are mediocre in the red zone despite their prolific points totals.

Fox LA sports anchor Liz Habib took snaps of todays game showing a more than half empty Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The stadium is more than half empty well into the first quarter.

Tweet credits: Liz Habib

10:08

Various Stuff "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A few links that may be of interest. Mathematics first:

  • A seminar Lectures Grothendieckiennes on the mathematical ideas of Alexander Grothendieck is taking place this year in Paris, and has just recently started up.
  • My ex-Columbia colleague Jeff Achter is one of the authors of an unusual new math paper: Hasse-Witt and Cartier-Manin matrices: A warning and a request. The paper points out that papers of Manin at some points confused an operator and its dual, leading to potential sign errors in later papers that reference Manins results. Im quite sympathetic to the problem, having at various points fallen victim to similar confusions while writing my book (I hope they have all been resolved in the final version, wouldnt bet anything really valuable on it).
  • Nature has an excellent obituary of Vladimir Voevodsky, written by Dan Grayson.

On the physics side:

  • The LHC has now ended data-taking at 13 TeV for the year (a recent summary is here) and will start up again next spring. The machine ended up delivering about 50 inverse fb each to CMS/ATLAS (bettering the goal of 45), of which about 45 was recorded. Results published so far typically use 36 inverse fb from previous years data, so next year we should start seeing results based on a total 13 TeV data set of up to 80 inverse fb.
  • Still no WIMPs. Frank Wilczek surveys searches for his favorite dark matter alternative here.
  • At Big Think, Eric Weinstein has a take on whats gone wrong with theoretical physics over the past 40 years that Im mostly in agreement with.

10:06

Route 91 massacre survivor saw brass shell casings strewn across Tropicana parking lot upon his retreat "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Survivor claims to have seen about a dozen brass shell casings in the Tropicana parking lot  after he fled the Route 91 concert venue shooting

LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) Route 91 massacre survivor Joe Napoli retraced the path in which he and several of his colleagues took on the night of the massacre as they fled the concert venue along with thousands of others as volley after volley of bone-rattling gunfire pierced the air and bullets pummeled scores of innocent victims.

According to the official story, the gunfire kicked off just a few songs into Jason Aldeans set at around 10:05 p.m. when a mad gunman reportedly opened fire from his 32nd-floor hotel room window killing 58.

During the live-stream, Napoli led Goodman and viewers down the exact path in which he and his associates took during their narrow escape.

Once Napoli arrived in the southeast parking lot of the Tropicana with Goodman he was able to point out the exact area in which he had witnessed about a dozen shell casings strewn across the parking lot in between 11:30 and 11:40 p.m.

[] I saw casings right here, the witness said as he pointed at a specific area of the parking lot. So there were beer cans, there were empty drink cups, and there were maybe a dozen brass inch-and-a-half to two-inch tubes spread out.

I dont know how anybody else didnt see them but we ran right over them, he said.

Napolis testimony gives credence to other eyewitness accounts of multiple shooters.

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10:05

Sarcasm, passive aggression and the BBC "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



Donald Trump's sarcastic tweet about the big-boned North Korean god-dictator...


...has been described by Sky News, quite rightly, as "sarcastic". 

(It's the sort of thing I'm rather prone to too).

BBC News, however, calls it "passive aggressive" - which, surely, isn't quite le mot juste here. 

Both terms however - "passive aggressive" and "sarcastic" - fit neatly together in a new article on the BBC News website tonight by BBC reporter Aleem Maqbool:


The whole thing is quite breathtaking (so please keep your inhalers close at hand before you read it).

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10:05

YouTube finally removes jihad terror mastermind Anwar al-Awlakis videos "IndyWatch Feed War"

The appalling New York Times pseudo-journalist Scott Shane has likened me to Anwar al-Awlaki, even though I have never aided any terrorists in plotting their attacks, and have never perpetrated, approved of, or called for any acts of terrorist violence. Will Shane pressure the New York Times to take down my videos next? He probably []

10:04

We'll make it, a little worse for wear -- a poem "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Sometimes in spite of our best efforts there is the sense of being dragged out to sea by forces far beyond our control. Relax. We'll get through this. Ride the rip tide.

10:01

Dem Senator Dodges on Expelling Menendez "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Double standards from the Dems. Via NTK: Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) refused to say whether or not he would support expelling Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) from the Senate in an appearance on Fox News Sunday. Asked about the senators corruption charges by Fox News host Chris Wallace, Van Hollen told viewers that he wants []

10:00

Photo of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Yellow Journalism Fake news is nothing new. Its impact has waxed and waned through American history. But there was a golden age of yellow journalism, back in the 1890s, when fake news helped start a war. The term was coined in the 1890s to describe the ferocious circulation war between William Randolph Hearsts New York Journal []

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10:00

Are Journalists the Enemy of the American People? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Source: Cato Institute     It is shocking that 63% of GOP members believe the 4th Estate is the enemy of the people: A majority of Republicans (63%) agree with President Trump that journalists today are an enemy of the American people. Conversely, most Americans (64%), as well as 89% of Democrats and 61% of

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10:00

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Fresh Food Out of Reach:

Amy Wiggins writes in the front page of the NZ Herald on Friday November 10th 2017, that as the prices for fresh fruit and vegetables rise they are becoming out of reach for low income families. The article goes on to say that many New Zealanders are struggling to afford to buy enough fresh produce to feed their families a healthy diet.

I agree with both of these statements and in fact when you take into account the land use restrictions on the horticultural industry, contained within the Healthy Rivers Proposed Plan Change 1 (PC1); this is going to create extremely serious food security problems into the future.

A huge percentage of the countrys population rely on the Waikato Regions fruit and vegetable producers for security of their food supply and with the restrictions on horticultural land use that occur as a result of PC1, they are going to lose the security of supply that they currently have. . . 

TPP back on with new name, Canada apparently back on board  Pattrick Smellie:

Nov. 11 walked away from the deal, but returned to the negotiating table claiming a misunderstanding.

Briefing New Zealand media ahead of the APEC Leaders Retreat in Da Nang, Viet Nam, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said : I wouldnt want to speculate but I think probably were in a more stable place than we were yesterday.

Asked whether Canada was back in the tent and TPP was back on she said: I would characterise it in that way, yes. . . 

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09:59

Bulolo opposing new mining exploration "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Bulolo township

The National aka The Loggers Times| November 10, 2017

THE Bulolo district administration is strongly opposing a licence for exploration activities near the town because the land had been damaged by past explorations, Administrator Tae Gwambelek says.

The administration is supporting the move by the business community and PNG Forest Products  (PNGFP) after the Mineral Resource Authority  (MRA) issued EL2544 to the Wabu Alluvial Mining company  (WAM).

Administrator Tae Gwambelek said Australia had done enough damage to land in Bulolo leaving behind huge craters on which the township was built.

History will never be repeated again, Gwambelek said.

We have Hidden Valley and Wafi-Golpu mining including many small-scale activities. That is enough.

Gwambelek said the Bulolo district development authority also acquired an exploration licence from MRA to conduct explorations outside W...

09:58

Vaccinated child still gets the disease: Case of diphtheria confirmed at Edmonton elementary school "IndyWatch Feed World"

Vaccinated child still gets the disease: Case of diphtheria confirmed at Edmonton elementary school | 07 Nov 2017 | The mother of a 10-year-old Edmonton boy who came down with diphtheria -- potentially exposing his elementary school class to the disease -- said her son is up to date on all of his vaccinations. [That's likely how he got the disease in the first place.] Shewchuk's son is a student at Evansdale Elementary School in north Edmonton. Edmonton Public Schools said it was notified by Alberta Health Services (AHS) on Friday about a case of cutaneous diphtheria at one of its schools. Shewchuk doesn't know how her son contracted the disease, but said he has battled severe eczema [a condition likely caused by vaccines] since he was five months old, and that makes him more susceptible to certain illnesses. [See: Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated: Mawson Homeschooled Study Reveals Who Is Sicker 04 May 2017.]

09:58

Kiribati is not Titanic, said Kiribati President "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Kiribati President Taneti Maamau has stressed for the first time to the world his governments strong stance on the issue of climate change.

In a 14-minute video that will be presented to the world at the COP23 meeting in Bonn Germany, President Maamau stressed that his government agrees that climate change is a serious problem to Kiribati but it will not sink.

Climate change is indeed a serious problem to Kiribati but we dont believe that Kiribati will sink like the Titanic ship. The Titanic ship is different. It is built by human hands whilst our country, our beautiful islands are created by the hands of God, declared President Maamau.

Maamau said his government will do its utmost capability to try to build the capacity of the people of Kiribati with the idea of building Kiribati into a resilient and improve the adaptive capacity of its people so they can enjoy a peaceful living in their beautiful islands.

Weeks before his departure to the COP23 meeting, President Maamau convened the first KV20 National Summit attended by youths, women, old men, Mayors and clerks  from the countrys 23 inhabited islands with the theme Wealthy, Healthy and Peaceful Kiribati.

The Kiribati Vision 20 Years (KV20) is the countrys longer term vision for twenty years where fisheries and tourism are the main priority areas which can speed up the development of the country.

In his opening remarks, Maamau told participants that hes ready to spread Kiribatis message to the world that Kiribati is not going to sink.

I am now ready to spread a message to the world that Kiribati will not sink. Were thankful; Ive read a letter from Pope Francis which Ive received regarding his belief on climate change. The letter doesnt say that world will sink, said President Maamau.

The letter only mentioned Gods will such as human activities and how humans dont take good care of the resources theyve been given and how highly theyve admired those resources in a way that it will later destroy them.

He said the people of Kiribati shouldnt be worried about what has been said about their country globally that it will sink.

We shouldnt be worried. Its very misleading that Kiribati will be sinking like Titanic. We shouldnt be worried. Weve been threatened. The people of the world have been threatened that Kiribati will be sinking.

This is misleadi...

09:57

Rich Countries say they wont pay to compensate for weather-caused damage "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The worlds rich countries, including those in the European Union and Australia, say they strongly disagree with a proposal to include financing the impact of weather-caused disasters in Loss and Damage negotiations in the United Nations-sponsored climate talks in Bonn.

We have to prioritise disaster, but not all disasters are fed by climate change, said Australian negotiators in a prepared statement at the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change, a follow-on to the pathbreaking Paris Agreement on climate change in October 2016.

Loss and Damage, a term used frequently in the negotiations especially by developing and least developed countries, refers to permanent losses such as lives, species, and habitat and repairable damages such as roads and other infrastructures caused by the impact of climate change impact. These are losses and damages that cannot be addressed by adaptation.

Two important discussions surrounding loss and damage are the concept of Common But Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR) and compensation (finance). CBDR is a principle of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that recognises the historic responsibility of rich countries in carbon emissions and makes them liable and accountable to developing countries experiencing climate change impacts. Developing countries have asked for financial support for loss and damage, which developed countries have strongly opposed.

To the surprise of many, the loss and damage concept was included in the Paris Agreement. However, the language was regarded as watered down, with no mention of legal responsibility or financial obligations by rich countries, which are blamed for the enormous amounts of greenhouse gases passing into the atmosphere and are considered responsible for global warming. Instead, the agreement lists possible areas of cooperation such as early warning systems and insurance facilities. The finance provisions of the Paris Agreement also do not include loss and damage.

COP 23 is led by Fiji, a country that has suffered from loss and damage the government says has been caused by rising temperatures and extreme weather events. It doesnt come as a surprise then that the issue of loss and damage has been greatly raised in this round of COP negotiations. More importantly, the issue of finance has been put in the spotlight.

Developed countries, however, claim that there has been insufficient evidence to make a correlation between climate change and extreme weather events.

Its hard to relate specific extreme weather events to climate change. For example, the link between frequency of hurricanes and climate change is not properly defined, there is no statistical evidence, Pierre Candelon, representative of the UNFCCC youth constituency YOUN...

09:57

Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


A plain, honest, Yorkshire Open Thread. "I say what I like, and I like what I bloody well say."

Thank you.

09:56

Chinese-made aircraft delivered to FSM "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A Chinese-made Y-12E aircraft was delivered to the Federated States of Micronesia, an island nation on the Western Pacific, on Friday.

The aircraft was manufactured by AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Group Co., Ltd.

"It will be used for cargo transport, rescue and medical services in Micronesia," said Liu Huinan, deputy chief engineer at the company.

The purchase order was obtained in 2013, he said.

Consisting of more than 600 islands, Micronesia has a stronger demand for air transportation.

The short-haul Y-12 series aircraft are used mainly for passenger and cargo transport, geological exploration, ocean monitoring and agriculture. The aircraft has obtained certification in more than ten countries including Russia, the United States and France.


SOURCE: XINHUA/PACNEWS

09:53

PKK Terrorist drone was shot down by the Turkish army! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Turkish army lost the war to PKK Kurdish forces on Zagros Mountain range from the Black Sea to Northern Iran-Iraq border and now President Erdogan's son-in-laws are manufacturing bomb-laden drones to be used against the PKK forces instead of using Turkish armed forces.

09:53

Eat The Rich: Tackling Class And Inequality Is Essential To Eradicating Racism "IndyWatch Feed National"

The rich and powerful get richer and more powerful, while the poor get wild conspiracies about the other being responsible for their lot in life. Senator Lee Rhiannon explains.

Historically it has been the progressive side of politics that has confronted racism in all its forms. Whether it was the oppression of Indigenous communities, abuse of refugees or more recently the Islamophobia fanned by some conservative politicians, it has been unions and left parties including the Greens that have taken the lead in exposing and confronting this abuse.

A key driver of racial abuse is the growing economic divide in our society. This is not to say that racism is unique to disadvantaged populations we know too well that the elite do not hesitate to parade their bigotry. But when analysing and strategising on how to deal with racism we need measures to address economic inequality.

When people feel squeezed by things like low wages and the high cost of living, they understandably want to know who the villains are. Why cant I find a decent job? Who is undercutting my wages?

Conservative politicians and their masters in big business implement policies that cause these problems because it suits their interests. But they cant admit that because theyd be wiped out at the next election. Their solution? Scapegoat. Play on peoples apprehensions. Divide and distract.

This is part of the reason why some working people are turning to parties like One Nation. In the 2016 federal election there was a clear correlation between living in an area of high socio-economic disadvantage and voting for One Nation.

Pauline Hanson delivers her maiden speech to the federal Senate, in September 2016. Pauline Hanson delivers her maiden speech to the federal Senate, in September 2016.

The irony is that One Nations track record in parliament has been to support the anti-worker and anti-poor polices of the Coalition Government. Pauline Hansons party sided with the Liberal-National government 74 per cent of the time between August and December 2016. They have provided the critical votes for the Turnbull government to pass legislation that robs money from public schools, opens the door to greater media concentration and cuts funding to welfare recipients.

To take on the racism building in Australian society we need to ensure that dealing with economic disadvantage is centre stage.

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09:52

Asia Day #10 Schedule President Trump 31st ASEAN Summit "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump, together with Team USA, attend the 31st summit of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) today.  Paying close attention to who Trump is meeting with, along with the specific length of time allocated to each of the Continue reading

09:46

Minnesota: Muslim who tried to join the Islamic State is released from federal halfway house "IndyWatch Feed War"

Is there anything in the governments eyes that through their investigation he should not be released? asked U.S. District Judge Michael Davis. No, your honor, none whatsoever, said Assistant U.S. Attorney John Docherty. Lets hope the government is right. If they arent, the consequences could be explosive. First of Minnesotas ISIS defendants wins release []

09:45

Putin Reveals What He Talked About With Trump (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Putin Reveals What He Talked About With Trump Video Russia-Insider After the completion of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC), Russian President Vladimir Putin answered questions from Russian journalists. Video Source

The post Putin Reveals What He Talked About With Trump (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

09:45

Amazon moves to stop S3 buckets leaking business data "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Businesses dont need to be targeted by sophisticated hackers to have private and sensitive data splashed across the newspaper headlines.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.

09:41

294 MORE Sealed Indictments Filed Against Elite Pedophiles/Politicians "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

294 more sealed indictments found across courts around the US

According to a legal expert, special counsel Robert Mueller filed 294 sealed indictments against the pedophilia elite. 

Will these indictments ever become public? Will Mueller give immunity to all of them ( including himself) without any exposure of these atrocious to the public?

It will take a federal judge to open the seals. Are all the federal judges in the pocket of the deep state?

halturnerradioshow.com reports:

Between the 294 Indictments now located across the country PLUS the 81 in Washington, DC and in Eastern Virginia, thats almost 400 Sealed Indictments.  The lawyer told me this number is off the charts . . . .no one has seen anything like this.

This is not dis-info, it is fact. Sealed indictments are verifiable public record.  We dont know whats in them yet, but you can see they are there and its sure as heck not normal, its unprecedented. There has never been this many at once . . . ever.

Im just connecting the dots. Pedophile cases in the news every single day for the last 3 weeks? Weve gone years without hearing about any pedophile stuff, but now in the last 3 weeks its case, after case, after case, after case of some pervert, from Hollywood to DC.

Uranium One with all the Bribery, Kickbacks, Extortion and Money Laundering.

The fake Trump Dossier where Clinton and the DNC laundered money through the Perkins Coie Law Firm to hide the expenditures from campaign finance disclosure laws.

All of the locations given are the home bases of the previous administrations back to Bush.

Trump could be d...

09:37

A Possible Strong Wind Event Tomorrow "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Tomorrow (Monday) a significant wind event is forecast to hit the region by the U.S. models..  But there is some uncertainty because some models (e.g., the European Center) are moving the low farther offshore.

The 1 PM Sunday visible satellite imagery shows the incipient storm, nearly due west of the CA/OR border. Can you see the swirl of clouds around the low and the very unstable air (with popcorn-looking clouds) to the storm's west?


 The latest WRF run  (forced by the US GFS model) shows the forecast sea level pressures (solid lines) at 4 PM Sunday.  A 995 hPa central pressure.

 By 10 AM, Monday morning, the system has revved up as a double-barrel low, with an intense pressure gradient (change of pressure with distance) along the Washington Coast.  That will bring very strong winds.

 The low pressure sweeps northwestward, bringing a strong north-south pressure gradient over western Washington, which will experience strong winds.

09:30

Mr Speaker Trevor Mallard wants our parliament to be for everyone, even radical Muslims "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Speaker of the House is defending a decision to drop references to the Queen and Jesus from Parliamentary prayer. It was read in Te Reo by Trevor Mallard on Thursday, despite consultation to do so still underway. But he told RadioLIVEs Your Sunday it will be discussed widely with caucus. Its been quite a []

The post Mr Speaker Trevor Mallard wants our parliament to be for everyone, even radical Muslims appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:27

Healthcare? "Who Actually Is Reviewing All Those Preauthorization Requests?" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Who Actually Is Reviewing All Those Preauthorization Requests?"
by Milton Packer MD

"Several months ago, I was invited to give a presentation about heart failure to a group of physicians who meet every month for a lunch meeting. Don't worry. No company sponsored the talk, and I did not receive any payment. I accepted the invitation, because it seemed like to good thing to do. However, the audience was a bit unusual for me. Among the 25 physicians in the room, nearly all were in their 70s and 80s. All were retired, and none were actively involved in patient care. I guess that explains why they had time in the middle of the day for an hour-long presentation.

I gave my talk, but there were no questions. I had a few moments afterwards to speak to my audience. Since the physicians were not involved in patient care, I wondered why they wanted to hear a talk about new advances in heart failure. The response surprised me: "We no longer care for patients, but we care about what's going on. You see, most of us are employed by insurance companies to do preauthorization for drugs and medical procedures."

My jaw dropped: "I...

09:26

The Texas Church Massacre - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Another week, another massacre. This time it was a church, the First Baptist Church, in Sutherland Springs, TX. Twenty-five good people, one of them, Crystal Holcombe, pregnant with child, died at the hands of crazed psychopath Devin Patrick Kelley. He was an escapee from an asylum a real one, not Congress. The youngest victim, []

09:25

Director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Who Is Scott Mugno? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Scott Anthony Mugno, a long-time executive at delivery giant FedEx, was nominated October 27, 2017, to be assistant secretary of labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The administration develops and enforces government standards that businesses and other non-governmental organizations are required to follow in order to prevent employees from getting sick or injured.

 

Mugno was born September 10, 1956, in New York to Anthony and Marilyn Mugno. He graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1974, and then earned an A.A. in political science in 1977 from Queensborough Community College. Mugno continued his education at St. Johns University, earning a B.S. in criminal justice in 1979. He left New York for law school, and earned his J.D. at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, in 1983 and spent the first couple years of his career there working at private law firms.

 

Mugno joined the Army in 1984 and entered the Judge Advocate General Corps. When he left the service in 1990, Mugno turned his attention to corporate law, first at Westinghouse Electric in Carlsbad, New Mexico, and then, in 1994, as a senior attorney for FedEx.

 

In February 2000, Mugno was named managing director for corporate safety, health and fire prevention at FedEx. He held that post until December 2011, when he was named vice president for safety, sustainability and vehicle maintenance for the companys FedEx Ground unit. Along with his more conventional duties there, Mugno served as brain coach and den mother for FedEx drivers participating in National Truck Driving Championship competitions. FedEx drivers often won their events. Mugno was in that job when nominated for the OSHA post.

 

In November 2012, Mugno was added to the Research Advisory Committee of the American Transportation Research Institute, and was its chairman at the time of his OSHA nomination. He is also chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce OSHA subcommittee.

 

Industry groups welcomed Mugnos appointment to OSHA, who has represented the American Trucking Associations at Congressional hearings, believing that he will continue the Trump administrations drive to weaken worker-protection regulations put in place under the Obama administration. In 2006, Mugno told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that the actions of employees deserved more scrutiny, pointing out that obese workers and workers with high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels impact workplace safety. That same year, he told the publication Business Insurance...

09:20

Trump Has Never Met an Authoritarian Leader He Hasnt Liked Says the Man who Honeymooned in Soviet Union "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Democrat-Media Complex become more ridiculous by the day.

This is all they got folks!
President Trump and First Lady Melania are finishing up their magnificent tour of East Asia. The president started in Japan and made the rounds to Korea, China and Vietnam, and now is on the final leg of his trip in the Philippines.

The Democrat media had to find a way to attack President Trump after his outstanding performance.

So they settled on the nonsense that Trump kowtows to dictators.

They must have forgotten about Barack Obama.
In China.

In Cuba.

In Turkey.

And in Russia.
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09:20

Shilling for Bundesbank, FT avoids key questions about gold "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Shilling for Bundesbank, FT avoids key questions about gold by Chris Powell GATA Dear Friend of GATA and Gold: Yesterday the Financial Times continued its campaign to persuade the world that nothing deceptive is going on in the gold...

The post Shilling for Bundesbank, FT avoids key questions about gold appeared first on The Daily Coin.

09:17

Uber finally strikes a deal with SoftBank "IndyWatch Feed World"

After months of talks, Uber finally struck a deal with Japans SoftBank about a massive investment in the ride-hailing giant. Weve entered into an agreement with a consortium led by SoftBank and Dragoneer on a potential investment. We believe this agreement is a strong vote of confidence in Ubers long-term potential. Upon closing, it will

After months of talks, Uber finally struck a deal with Japans SoftBank about a massive investment in the ride-hailing giant.

Read Full Story

09:17

Planet Politics and International Relations "IndyWatch Feed World"

This is a guest post from Hannes Peltonen, Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Tampere

The State of the Discipline

International Politics/Relations (IR) has allegedly failed, a claim publicized periodically. Barry Buzan and Richard Little began this millennium by highlighting the disciplines intellectual failure in the journal Millennium. More recently, an influential 2013 forum in EJIR on IR theory, edited by Tim Dunne, Lene Hansen, and Colin Wight, concludes something similar.

IR theorists seem to consider that IR has failed, because it has a one-way relationship with other disciplines and fields. IR research borrows from other disciplines, but other disciplines seem uninterested in what IR has to offer.

One explanation for this one-way relationship could be that IR remains in the shadow of Political Science. According to Justin Rosenberg, IR has failed to develop its own disciplinary big idea. Such ideas are based on some characteristic of the social world through which a discipline might define and delineate itself. In Geography, it is space; in History it is time; in Sociology it is the structures of social relations.

Rosenbergs claim seems to be that without such a big idea, other disciplines are not really interested in IR as independent from Political Science and Political Thought. Much of IR discussions may be of interest to IR scholars, but not to scholars in other disciplines. Other disciplines, however, are of interest to IR scholars exactly because they have their own big ideas which communicate across disciplines, thus being also of interest to IR.

Rosenbergs own suggestion (uneven and combined development) for IRs disciplinary big idea is promising, but it has also encountered criticism, whether justified or not.

In addition to criticisms presented by others, Rosenbergs suggestion suffers from its implication, namely that it strengthens disciplinary division at a time, when there is a clear call for innovative interdisciplinarity. Moreover, Rosenbergs suggestion seems to look back in time while neglecting the future and partially also the contemporary world. Thus, it ignores a rather large detail: the Anthropocene/Capitalocene.

Anthropo...

09:16

Will Alabama Voters Be Next to Reject "Trumpism"? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Steve Bannon's attempted fascist putsch in Virginia and New Jersey has failed. Is Alabama next? Can the Democrats keep it from being stolen? Given the Virginia/New Jersey rejection of hate, Alabama is now in play. The Democrats have shown they can beat Trumpism. In Alabama, they also must show they've learned some lessons from recent elections.

09:16

Anatomy of a purge: MBS's actions, Saudi Arabia's crisis, and the coming collapse of the KSA "IndyWatch Feed World"

Understanding the man and the reasons behind the Saudi purge The ongoing purge in Saudi Arabia, together with the kidnapping and extorted "resignation" whilst on a trip to Saudi Arabia of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, is posing a host of questions about the man at the centre of this drama: the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and the country's de factor ruler Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman. The enigma of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman Views on Muhammad bin Salman vary between those which see in him a genuine reformer who understands that Saudi Arabia urgently needs to change in order to avoid eventual collapse, and those which see in him a gambler and would-be dictator intent on centralising power in Saudi Arabia in his own person. These two theories are not mutually exclusive. It is possible that Muhammad bin Salman is both: someone who aims to become Saudi Arabia's dictator in order to carry out the reforms which he believes Saudi Arabia needs to survive, and which he presumably also believes cannot be carried out in any other way.

09:14

Seriously? Crooked Comey Quotes Scripture to Taunt Trump Over Mueller Witch Hunt "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Crooked cop Comey just came out on Twitter after hiding under the handle Reinhold Niebuhr for years and he is taunting the Trump administration with cryptic tweets.

Comey had the nerve to tweet out Bible scripture in an attempt to taunt Trump saying justice will roll down like water.., a quote from the book of Amos.

34 sealed cases were filed in the D.C. federal court. Rumors are swirling that Mueller is about to open the floodgates and blow up Washington. What does Comey know?

Crooked Comey tweeted a picture of the Great Falls of the Potomac with a caption, If you want truth to go round the world you must hire an express train to pull it; but if you want a lie to go round the world, it will fly; it is light as a feather and a breath will carry it. Rev. Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1855).

Comey then added a quote from the book of Amos in order to take a shot at the Mueller witch hunt targeting Trumps camp: I included the picture of the Great Falls of the Potomac because I like it and because it reminds me of my favorite scripture verse, from Amos: But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

Comey is quoting Amos 5:24 which is interpreted by many as a threat of chastisement-judgment will roll over the land and bring justice. The righteous will prevail and d...

09:13

Images 12/11/17 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

jim carrey making fun of people..who are suspicious of the elites..

and more..

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09:11

'Prehistoric' frilled Shark found by scientists in Portugal's Algarve coast "IndyWatch Feed World"

Portuguese scientists have captured what they believe to be "a shark from the age of dinosaurs" off the Algarve coast. The rare frilled shark was caught aboard a trawler, which was coincidentally working on a project for the European Union which concentrates on "minimising unwanted catches in commercial fishing". According to a press release by the Alliance of Mediterranean News Agencies, scientists from the country's Institute For The Sea and Atmosphere have dubbed the shark a "living fossil", as remains of the shark date back around 80 million years.

'Prehistoric' frilled shark found by scientists in Portugal's Algarve coast "IndyWatch Feed World"

Portuguese scientists have captured what they believe to be "a shark from the age of dinosaurs" off the Algarve coast. The rare frilled shark was caught aboard a trawler, which was coincidentally working on a project for the European Union which concentrates on "minimising unwanted catches in commercial fishing". According to a press release by the Alliance of Mediterranean News Agencies, scientists from the country's Institute For The Sea and Atmosphere have dubbed the shark a "living fossil", as remains of the shark date back around 80 million years.

09:10

Freedom of Expression or Obscene Representation? The Case Against Indian Cartoonist Bala G "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

Cartoonist Bala G from Tamil Nadu, India. Screenshot from YouTube Video.

(GV)  Freelance cartoonist Bala G was arrested on November 5, 2017 for defaming the Chief Minister of the South Indian State of Tamil Nadu.

The case has stirred up new debates on the boundaries of freedom of speech and silencing of critics.

In the morning of November 5, G Balakrishnan (Bala), an independent editorial cartoonist based in Tirunelveli district, was arrested by the Crime Branch wing of Tamil Nadu police for a cartoon he posted on social media criticising the district administration and Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami.

He stands accused of obscene representation and defamation and was booked under Sections 67 of Information Technology Act and 501 of the Indian Penal Code.

After working for 12 years as a journalist for Tamil weekly Kumudam, Bala became the editor of the digital media platform LinesMedia. With more than 42,000 followers on Facebook, he has a large following, mainly due to his political cartoons, which have come to play a key r...

09:10

Gene Therapy and Skin Grafting for Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

'Butterfly child' given life-saving skin

A child has been given a new genetically modified skin that covers 80% of his body, in a series of lifesaving operations. Hassan, who lives in Germany, has a genetic disease - junctional epidermolysis bullosa - that leaves his skin as fragile as a butterfly's wings. A piece of his skin was taken, its DNA was repaired in the laboratory and the modified skin grafted back on. After nearly two years, the new skin appears completely normal.

[...] Normally, the different layers of the skin are held together by "anchoring proteins". But the junctional epidermolysis bullosa means Hassan's DNA lacks the instructions for sticking his epidermis (the surface layer) to the dermis (the next one down). There is no cure, and about four in 10 patients do not even reach adolescence.

[...] [A] team of biologists specialising in gene therapy were brought in from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, in Italy - and the parents gave approval for them to try an experimental therapy.

In September 2015, a 4 sq cm (0.6 sq inches) patch of skin was taken from an area where the epidermis was still intact. The biopsy was then infected with a customised virus. Viruses are good at getting inside cells, and this one contained the missing instructions for binding the layers of skin together.

The now genetically modified skin cells were grown to make skin grafts totalling 0.85 sq m (9 sq ft). It took three operations over that winter to cover 80% of the child's body in the new skin. Hassan's father said his son had spent months covered in so many bandages he had looked like a mummy. But 21 months later, the skin is functioning normally with no sign of blistering. You can even pinch the once incredibly fragile skin, with no sign of damage.

[...] An analysis of the structure of Hassan's skin, detailed in the journal Nature [DOI: 10.1038/nature24487] [DX], has discovered a group of long-lived stem cells are that constantly renewing his genetically modified skin.

Also at NYT and The Washington Post (archive).


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09:09

TIME MONK RADIO NETWORKS THE PLAIN TRUTH INTERVIEWS THE SAKER "IndyWatch Feed War"

Filed under: AngloZionist Empire, Hezbollah, July war, Netanyahu, North Korea, Russia, Syria, The Saker, Trump, US Foreign Policy, USA, WAR, War on Iran, World Peace

09:09

Magnificent libraries photographed around Europe The Loop

Fubiz:

Reinhard Grner is a German photographer specializing in architecture and the fine arts. For the photographic series Libraries, he travels across Europe to capture the solemnity of the libraries of the Old Continent. From Madrid to Stuttgart, passing through Turin, he immortalises modern immaculate white interiors, monumental frescoes and the old woodwork of these places dedicated to knowledge.

Absolutely stunning images. If you want to know where the specific images are, youll have to go to Grners website to see the captions. My bucket list includes this staircase of the Lello Bookstore in Porto,

Read this on The Loop

09:06

That was one hell of a week "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There was so much, what with the Democratic party wins, the revelations about the attack on Rand Paul by his neighbor, the Roy Moore pedophile allegations, and one famous and powerful person after another accused of the most gross sexual aggressions towards young men and women, that even a horrendous tragedy like the mass murder in a Texas church on Monday quickly got pushed out of the headlines.

Saturday Night Live reviews some of the news from last week.

09:03

Gates, Buffett & Bezos richer than poorest half of America combined "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

https://www.rt.com/business/409316-gates-buffett-bezos-poor-wealth/

The three richest people in the United States Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett have a total wealth that exceeds the savings of Americas poorest 160 million, a new study shows.

The three billionaires are sitting on a combined $248.5 billion fortune, which outstrips the combined net worth of an estimated 160 million Americans, or 53 million US households. The study entitled Billionaire Bonanza 2017 was compiled by the Institute for Policy Studies.

So much money concentrating in so few hands while so many people struggle is not just bad economics, its a moral crisis, said Josh Hoxie, the reports co-author.

The 400 richest people in the US have a combined $2.68 trillion wealth, more than the gross domestic product (GDP) of the United Kingdo...

09:03

Toronto Canadian Tire Terror Suspect To Judge: Damn Your Nationality, Go To Hell "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Another refugee refusing to assimilate. Via CP24: A Toronto-area woman facing terror charges in an alleged attack at a Canadian Tire store will stand trial next year. Rehab Dughmosh, 32, will face a judge and jury starting May 28, 2018 for what is expected to be a three-week trial. Dughmosh is facing a total of []

09:03

Sunday Talks: Two Political Hacks Clutch Their Intelligence Pearls "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former ODNI James Clapper, and former CIA Director John Brennan, appear with Jake Tapper to defend themselves against President Trump calling them out as political hacks yesterday. Together they attempt round #3 of couples grief therapy while selling their nonsense. Continue reading

09:03

PAPER: Why Hillary Clintons 2020 Comeback Is Ruined Forever "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In Hillary Clintons dreams, the former secretary of state is a decade younger and many of the errors from her failed 2016 presidential run have long been forgotten. Then what? She launches a third and final bid for the White House and wins! Theres just one problem, a big one, actually Former DNC boss Donna Brazile appears to have put the final nail in Clintons political coffin.

Michael Goodwin of the New York Post writes that Brazile ended all hopes of Clinton running for president in 2020. In fact, shes finished forever.

Goodwin writes on Braziles book Hacks:

I believe that is the ultimate point of the book: to clear the Democratic decks for desperately needed new leadership and messages.

Its easier said than done because Clintons comeback plan is not as crazy as it sounds. Until a new challenger comes along to knock her off the party pedestal, she remains the default Democrat.

She cements her position by playing the role of entitled victim and winner of the 2016 popular vote. In her own book and interviews, she spies a vast conspiracy against her, from Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump to James Comey to misogynists and racists and deplorables everywhere.

Even Barack Obama, whose Justice Department saw no evil when it came to Clintons reprehensible self-dealing involving Bill Clintons speaking fees and donations to the Clinton Foundation,
is nonetheless the target of Hillarys ire.

Yet Clinton is also looking forward, having started a new slush fund that could easily become a campaign super PAC. Its called Onward Together, and she cited it in a volley of tweets where she claimed credit for the Democrats wins in the New Jersey and Virginia governors races.

Newly released excerpts from Braziles book reveal the Democrat operative felt like a slave over the poor treatment she experienced by the Clinton campaign. Brazile also attempted to replace Clinton after she fainted at a 9/11 memorial ceremony.

As The Gateway Pundits Cristina Laila reported, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton fired back at Donna Brazile last Wednesday night in her appearance on Late Night with Seth Meye...

09:02

World leaders rehearse for a pandemic that will come sooner than we expect "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/10/24/world-leaders-rehearse-for-a-pandemic-that-will-come-sooner-than-we-expect/?utm_term=.b95d0b81fbe6

The government ministers were facing a new infectious disease outbreak. The mysterious virus was sickening and killing people with alarming speed. Some patients had to be placed on ventilators to help them breathe. The new virus seemed resistant to antiviral medicine.

Within a week, officials had closed a major hospital and schools and quarantined thousands of people. Fear and panic spread quickly as people in neighboring countries became infected and died.

That scenario was part of a pandemic simulation held during the World Banks annual meeting in Washington this month. Its not the kind of event that peo...

09:00

The Illusion of Choice in the Taproom "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


-by Austin Frerick,
candidate for Congress, IA-03


Were living in a golden age for craft breweries. Data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau show the number of U.S. breweries grew from 398 in 2007 to 5,766 in 2015.

Craft breweries are a great example of innovative new small businesses challenging monopolistic incumbents. More than 98% of all breweries are locally owned small businesses. These are the type of businesses that grow our local economies.

But the beer monopolies are clever. Anheuser-Busch InBev and MolsonCoors sell 71% of all beer in the USA, which leaves very little room for craft breweries. Yet mega-brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev still finds new and more innovative ways to take independence away from these small businesses. It recently created ZV Ventures, a wholly owned venture capital firm that has been quietly investing in beer ratings websites and delivery services and using them as mechanisms to stifle competition.

Since 2011, Anheuser-Busch InBev has bought 10 craft breweries, including Goose Island and Elysian, to compete with local craft brewers. Anheuser-Busch InBevs ownership stake in rating websites could allow it to manipulate the ratings to push the cr...

08:59

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait order citizens out of Lebanon "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Saudi Arabia has ordered its citizens out of Lebanon as tensions between the two governments skyrocket.

A brief statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency called on all Saudis living in or vis...

08:56

Greg Hunter, Moment of Implosion Coming "IndyWatch Feed World"

Gregory Mannarino, Moment of Implosion Coming

"Trader/analyst Gregory Mannarino is nervous about the distortions in the markets that are breaking records. Mannarino contends, Its going to come down very, very, very rapidly. There is not going to be any slow burn here whatsoever. Its going to be every man or woman for themselves. Everyone is going to run to the door at the same time. At some point, nobody is going to want to buy anything. This is a worst case scenario. In a managed market like we have right now, I cannot imagine a way we are not running into a worst case scenario.

Mannarino said the markets would go up right after Donald Trump was elected. Mannarino said the election of Trump was a game changer. So, whats got Mannarino spooked now? Mannarino says, The sell-off in the bond market last Thursday and Friday says there is something here that we have to pay attention to. Not only bonds sold off, but we saw the bond market sell off at the same time the stock market was selling off. That is unusual in this environment. We have not seen this...

08:55

Evidence mounts that PLAGUE outbreak in Africa is an engineered depopulation bioweapon "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Evidence mounts that PLAGUE outbreak in Africa is an engineered depopulation bioweapon by: Mike Adams  Natural News Thousands of people have been infected and over 143 are now reported dead from the plague outbreak thats now threatening Africa, reports the UK...

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08:50

Thousands to join Hollywood #MeToo march "IndyWatch Feed World"

Film producer Harvey Weinstein was fired as co-chair of the Weinstein Company after allegations of decades of sexual abuse and harassment. Photo Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Film producer Harvey Weinstein was fired as co-chair of the Weinstein Company after allegations of decades of sexual abuse and harassment. Photo Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Thousands of people are expected to march in Los Angeles to support victims of sexual assault and harassment, inspired by a social media campaign that has portrayed such abuse as a pervasive feature of American life.

Sundays #MeToo march, which will culminate in a rally at a Hollywood Boulevard intersection, follows a relentless series of accusations by men and women who say they were victimised by high-powered figures in the entertainment industry.

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein, actor Kevin Spacey and comedian Louis C.K. are among the most prominent names to have been accused.

The conversation around harassment in Hollywood will broaden to include other industries if we force it to! Its not going to do it on its own, organisers said on a Facebook page for the event.

The events are scheduled to include a march to CNNs headquarters in Los Angeles and a rally at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland Avenue in the heart of Hollywood.

Five women detailed sexual misconduct accusations against Emmy-winning comedian Louis C.K. in The New York Times on Thursday.

He admitted to the misconduct alleged against him in a statement on Friday and apologised for his actions.

The New York Times reported in October that Weinstein, 65, had reached eight previously undisclosed settlements with women who accused him of sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact.

The New Yorker magazine reported that 13 women had claimed that Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them.

Weinstein has denied all of the accusations against him.

Earlier this month, Spacey apologised to actor Anthony Rapp, who had accused him of trying to seduce him in 1986 when Rapp was 14.

Spaceys representatives later said he was seeking treatment.

The allegations have inspired an online campaign, tagged #MeToo, that has encouraged men and women in all walks of life to reveal...

08:46

Trump is being manipulated by Putin "IndyWatch Feed World"

A graffiti mural by Lithuanian artist Mindaugas Bonanu depicting US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) kissing Russian President Vladimir Putin . EPA/Valda Kalnina

A graffiti mural by Lithuanian artist Mindaugas Bonanu depicting US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) kissing Russian President Vladimir Putin . EPA/Valda Kalnina

Two former top US intelligence officials say they fear President Donald Trump is being manipulated by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Former CIA Director John Brennan and ex-National Intelligence Director James Clapper on Sunday both said Trump was mishandling Moscow ties even as a special counsel investigates possible collusion between Trumps campaign team and Russia.

I think Mr Trump is, for whatever reason, either intimidated by Mr Putin, afraid of what he could do, or what might come out as a result of these investigations Its either naivety, ignorance or fear in terms of what Mr Trump is doing vis-a-vis the Russians, Brennan said in an appearance with Clapper on CNNs State of the Union.

Clapper added that foreign leaders who roll out the red carpet for Trump are able to manipulate Trump.

I do think both the Chinese and the Russians think they can play him, Clapper said.

Their comments came after Trump told reporters over the weekend that he had spoken with Putin again over allegations of Russian meddling in the presidential election and that the Russian president again denied any involvement.

I really believe that, when he tells me that, he means it, Trump told reporters.

I think he is very insulted by it, which is not a good thing for our country.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on the same show that the criticism levelled against Trumps management of relations with Russia and China was ridiculous.

Trump also took a swipe at Obama-era intelligence officials Brennan, Clapper and former FBI Director James Comey, calling them political hacks and questioning the findings of a US intelligence report that concluded that Russians sought to tilt the election in Trumps favour.

Facing sharp criticism, Trump walked back...

08:44

The Internet Crackdown Begins: U.S. Senator Al Franken Wants Google, Facebook And Twitter To Censor Political Speech "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Internet Crackdown Begins: U.S. Senator Al Franken Wants Google, Facebook And Twitter To Censor Political Speech | internet-cyber-social-media | Civil Rights Freemasons Internet Censorship Politics Sleuth Journal Special Interests

Are the days of the free and open Internet numbered?  The Internet is certainly used for all sorts of horrible things, but it has also allowed ordinary people to communicate on a mass scale that would have been unimaginable decades ago.  In the old days, if you wanted to reach large audiences of people with your information you always had to go through corporate gatekeepers.  But today, anyone with an Internet connection can literally broadcast whatever they want to say to the whole world.  Personally, my wife and I have always been amazed at how many people we are able to touch all over the planet from our little home in the mountains.  Over the past seven years our websites have been viewed more than 100 million times, and we receive emails about our work from people all over the globe. 

Unfortunately, major changes may soon be coming to the Internet.  The election of Donald Trump really angered the elite, and they are blaming the power of the Internet for his victory.  They insist that something must be done for the good of democracy.

For example, in an opinion piece for the Guardian, U.S. Senator Al Franken proposed that it is time for the U.S. government...

08:43

Fiji warns climate talks must stay united "IndyWatch Feed National"

Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama. (AAP)

Fijis Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama. (AAP)

Fiji has warned countries at the UN climate talks it is overseeing that they must put aside their differences and work together if the world is to limit climate change.

We are encouraging all parties to provide the political will necessary to achieve an ambitious outcome at COP23, which includes of course the pre-2020 commitments and actions, Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama told reporters in Bonn on Sunday.

The diplomatically veiled caution comes after Iran, on behalf of a group of developing countries, accused developed nations of eroding trust and trying to censor their poorer counterparts.

Splits have developed at the COP23 talks during the past week over the inclusion on the formal agenda of discussions about lifting climate action ambitions before 2020, and over financing arrangements to help developing countries act on and adapt to climate change.

Irans representative told a mid-conference update on Saturday developing countries were seeing their trust and good faith being eroded and there seemed to be concerted efforts to only discuss proposals put forward from richer nations.

Ecuador, speaking for a group of 134 developing countries and China, said there seemed to be a lack of political will from developed countries.

The European Union rejected this notion while Australias environment ambassador Patrick Suckling, speaking for developed countries outside Europe, said persistent efforts to add extra items to the COP agenda were hampering the very progress we are seeking.

Nevertheless, Mr Bainimarama said on Sunday he thought the talks were entering their second week in good shape.

But he reminded parties the only way any one country could protect itself from climate change was by joining with all others and moving together.

That is the message Im conveying to all parties, and especially those who have particular issues that matter deeply to them, he said.

No one is immune to climate change and we must focus not on our differences but on the absolute imperative to move this process forward.

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08:43

Tomgram: Alfred W. McCoy, Washington's Drug of Choice in the War on Terror "IndyWatch Feed War"

After nine months of confusion, chaos, and cascading tweets, Donald Trumps White House has finally made one thing crystal clear: the U.S. is staying in Afghanistan to fight and -- so they insist -- win...

08:40

5 Things You Need To Know About The Saudi Purge "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Saudi Arabia, May 2017. A private yacht sails into the port at Jeddah under heavy guard. The yachts identity is hidden even from the port authorities. Only a handful of people are allowed near it. They deliver several boxes on board and the yacht sails away. The boxes contained cash. $1 billion cash. A gift []

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08:40

Another same-sex marriage bill proposed "IndyWatch Feed National"

Conservative Liberal senator James Paterson has released a draft of a same-sex marriage bill to preserve the freedoms of all Australians.

Senator Paterson, who voted yes in the marriage postal survey, said any ensuring law changes shouldnt have negative consequences for opponents of same-sex marriage.

If the parliament opts for a narrower bill with fewer protections, I fear we will see some Australians seek to impose their values on others, with court cases and other legal mechanisms, he said in a statement announcing the draft bill.

Ive never believed that allowing same-sex couples to marry needs to come at the expense of the freedoms of other Australians.

Senator Paterson believes state and federal anti-discrimination laws arent strong enough.

His bill expands the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples, ensures exemptions for ministers of religion and celebrants with genuine belief and allows a limited form of conscientious objection.

It also seeks to protect freedom of speech and enacts a narrow anti-detriment clause, which would prevent governments and agencies taken adverse action against someone with a traditional view of marriage.

The bill would also guarantees the right of parents to opt their children out of classes that conflicted with their values.He is yet to canvass the draft legislation with his coalition colleagues.

If a Yes result is confirmed this week, this bill could be passed by the parliament as quickly as any other bill, Senator Paterson said.

I believe the parliament should do so before Christmas, with additional sitting weeks if necessary.

Fellow Liberal senator Dean Smith has also put forward a bill.

Senator Smiths bill allows same-sex couples to wed and includes exemptions so religious organisations can refuse to conduct same-sex marriages.

Nearly eight in 10 Australians who received the Australian Bureau of Statistics same-sex marriage survey form have already had their say.

The survey result will announced on Wednesday.

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08:40

Trouble with Twitter Tribbles "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Veering wildly off-topic (even though our blog's sub-heading allows us to go as 'off-topic' as we like), why does my Twitter feed keep on recommending William Shatner for me to follow in my 'Who to follow' suggestions? 

08:37

Aussie artists work for love not money "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian artists earn about a fifth less than most other workers and many have to take on other jobs to help make ends meet, a study shows.

The average total annual income for professional artists in Australia is 21 per cent lower than the average pay packet, the study by Macquarie University and the Australia Council found.

The income artists receive from their creative work has also fallen 19 per cent below what they were paid in 2009.

And almost eight in 10 artists are taking on other work, mostly out of necessity rather than choice.

Australia Council chief executive Tony Grybowski said the findings highlight the challenges artists face to maintain a viable professional career.

If we want Australian stories to keep being told and Australias diverse artistic talent to succeed locally and internationally we must consider the support structures, protections and remuneration of Australian artists, he said on Monday.

The study also found female artists earn a quarter less than men overall and are paid about 30 per cent less for their creative work.

The disparity for artists with a disability is even greater.

Those with a disability earn 42 per cent less overall than artists without disability.

The Making Art Work: An Economic Study of Professional Artists in Australia was carried out by cultural economist David Throsby and Katya Petetskaya, who surveyed almost 1000 Australian professional artists.

Prof Throsby said too often artists were expected to work for love not money.

The digital world also presented both opportunities and challenges for artists, by offering new ways to distribute their work but also opening up the door to unauthorised exploitation of their ideas.

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08:36

Iranian Missile Fired from Yemen on Saudi Arabia? "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Iranian Missile Fired from Yemen on Saudi Arabia? | SCUD_Reuters | Special Interests World News

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US-instigated Middle East violence and chaos appear heading for greater turbulence.

On Friday, US Central Command Air Force General Jeffrey Harrigan falsely claimed the Houthi missile fired on Saudi territory had Iranian markings, adding (t)o me, that connects the dots to Iran with no further elaboration, no evidence supporting his accusation.

US/Saudi-imposed land, sea and air blockade prevents any weapons getting in for Houthi fighters virtually everything else as well after conditions were tightened, humanitarian aid blocked.

Harrigans accusation is inflammatory, reflecting extreme Trump administration hostility toward the Islamic Republic, risking aggression on the country a possible US, Israeli, Saudi diabolical plot for escalated regional conflict, targeting Iran and Lebanons Hezbollah.

The likelihood of Tehrans ability to deliver missiles or other weapons to Houthi fighters under tight blockade conditions is virtually nil.

Riyadhs Foreign Ministry lied, claiming evidence was found proving the role of (Iran) in manufacturing the missile fired on its territory.

Nothing was revealed supporting the accusation. Visiting Riyadh and other regional capitals, French President repeated the Big Lie, saying the Houthi missile was obviously Iranian.

Houthis said they produced Burkan-2 or Volcano scud missiles, the type used on November 4.

Ballistic missiles in Yemen have been used since the 1970s. When Houthis seized Sanaa, Yemens capital, in September 2014, they got hold of hundreds of scuds from the countrys military.

Theyve been used against Saudi territory numerous times since war began in March 2015. Irans Foreign Ministry denounced Riyadhs destructive, irresponsible, provocative and baseless charge.

Iranian defense officials explained theres no way for its military to supply Houthis with missiles or any other weapons under tight...

08:35

DHS-FBI-NCTC Bulletin: Complex Operating Environment Food and Agriculture "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Food and agriculture infrastructure is a $1 trillion industry, almost entirely under private ownership and comprises an estimated 2.1 million farms, 935,000 restaurants, and more than 200,000 registered food manufacturing, processing, and storage facilities. Intentional contamination of the food supply could have significant public health and economic consequences depending on the commodity, the agent used, and where in the supply chain the contaminant was added. This product provides first responders and private-sector stakeholders an awareness of the complex operating environment that may result from intentional contamination of the food supply and identifies key collaborative partners and indicators to minimize the risk of an intentional attack on the food supply.

Although some of the examples summarized below are not directly related to terrorism, they highlight relevant mechanisms and consequences of a potential attack on the food supply:

In 2014, a disgruntled employee at a Japanese seafood-processing company intentionally contaminated several frozen foods with the pesticide Malathion. Japanese authorities believe the worker brought Malathion to the plant and injected it into frozen foods during the manufacturing process. The employee exploited his access to the food prior to packaging to introduce the agent. The contamination resulted in at least 2,843 mild foodborne illnesses and a recall of 6.4 million packages of frozen foods.

In 2009, a disgruntled Michigan grocery store worker contaminated 200 pounds of ground beef with an insecticide containing high concentrations of nicotine. Dozens of people were sickened after eating meat purchased from a store in Grand Rapids. The employee allegedly poured Black Leaf 40 on the beef before wrapping it into one to three pound packages. After pleading guilty, the store worker was sentenced to prison and was ordered to pay restitution of $12,000.

In 2009, an employee and a former employee at a Kansas restaurant twice put a Methomyl-based pesticide into salsa, causing almost 50 people to become ill, including several requiring hospitalization. The employees were sentenced to prison and one was ordered to pay restitution of almost $500,000.

In 1984, a violent extremist group in Oregon deliberately contaminated local salad bars with salmonella to affect local election outcomes. The group purchased salmonella from a medical supply company and cultured it in advance of the intentional contamination. More than 750 people became ill. Two members of the group were charged and imprisoned.

...

08:34

Greens to support High Court referrals "IndyWatch Feed National"

Greens Leader Senator Richard Di Natale. AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts

Greens Leader Senator Richard Di Natale. AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts

More federal MPs are likely to face the High Court over their citizenship status after the Greens committed to unilateral referrals from the major parties.

Greens leader Richard Di Natale confirmed the minor partys sole MP Adam Bandt would provide the government with the crucial vote it needs in the lower house.

If the government decides to refer someone, if the opposition decides someone should be referred, we think we should honour that, Senator Di Natale told the ABC on Monday.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the weekend vowed to refer any Labor MPs facing dual citizenship questions to the High Court, accusing the opposition of flouting the law.

Thats brought a declaration of war response from Labor.

Senator Di Natale said no-one was stepping up to resolve the issue.

Ultimately the way to resolve it is to have doubtful cases tested in the High Court and thats exactly what should happen and quickly, he said.

When that might happen is not yet clear.Cabinet minister Mathias Cormann would not say whether the government would act when the House of Representatives returns in a fortnight or wait until parliament establishes a disclosure system for MPs.

Individual members of parliament can make their own judgment, he said, citing the resignation of Liberal MP John Alexander over the weekend.

Leader of the House Christopher Pyne has threatened a November 27 vote to refer Labor MPs Justine Keay and Susan Lamb to the High Court.

There was clear evidence the two MPs indicated they were dual citizens when nominations closed for the 2016 election, he said.

Labor frontbencher Tony Burke doubts the government will go down that road.

What a desperate born to rule approach whether thats their view on Monday week I have no idea, and let me tell you I reckon they have no idea either, he said.

Labor insists its two MPs took reasonable steps to renounce their citizenship before the 2016 election.

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08:33

BBC Calls Apu From The Simpsons A Stereotype Hiding In Plain Sight "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Thank you, come again! Via BBC: After a while, youd watch The Simpsons on a Sunday and youd get a sense of how youd be made fun of at school on Monday, based on what Apu did in the latest episode. Hari Kondabolu doesnt mince words about the impact the character on the long-running animation []

08:32

The Catholic Church Has Used Almost $4 Billion Settling Child Molestation Lawsuits "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Pedophilia has become a huge topic of discussion over recent weeks as not only have sexual abuse outings been taking place in Hollywood but the exposure of pedophilia in Hollywood and amongst the elite is becoming more common. The reality of child molestation by the Roman Catholic Church has surfaced time and time again, and yet, somehow, it continues []

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08:31

WHO CONTROLS NORTH KOREA? PRESIDENT TRUMP KNOWS AND THEY ARE LOSING THEIR GRIP! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

cabal Is the US slave state of North Korea about to kick out the Western cabal - 3

In the past, whenever we heard the name of Kim Jong-iL and all the hype of him blowing up the world, the propaganda fed sheep would fear. Threats from North Korea are always good to slide in on a Sunday News Talk Show or in a political debate. Scary stuff, right?

Worse yet, his crazy son Kim Jong Un is now in charge and please dont make him mad or he just might blow up the en...

08:31

Benefits of Prune Juice: A Powerful Constipation Reliever "IndyWatch Feed World"

You may have heard about prune juice for babies or older adults, but this purple-colored drink is breaking old stereotypes and gaining a whole new following. Dont be mistaken, the health benefits of prune juice still include constipation relief, but that is not all it can offer. Made from prunes (also known as dried plums), prune juice is packed full of beneficial nutrients, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that can support your health from head to toe.

If you are looking for natural ways to support healthy digestion, bone growth, colon function, heart health, and more, then you need to give prune juice a chance. Below, we will explore all the health benefits of prune juice, who should drink it, and how to make your own organic prune juice at home.

What Are Prunes?

Prunes are dried plums. Todays prune farmers carefully select different plum varieties based on their unique potential for being dried and juiced. In the United States, there are only a handful of plum varieties that make their way into mass-produced prune juices, the most popular being Prunus domestica, sometimes called the European plum.

In my opinion, prunes should be flying off the shelves. However, they have experienced a popularity crisis over the years as many assume prunes are only for the v...

08:31

AIM West Conference Nov. 20 -- 21, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed War"

AIM-WEST hosts the annual American Indian Movement (AIM) West Coast Summit/Conference When: Monday and Tuesday, November 20-21, 2017.  Where: 2969 Mission/26th Street, San Francisco Time: 10 am to 6 pm daily. opening prayer/close Why: From Alaska to Big Mountain to Standing Rock, We are Still Strong! The public is welcome. Webcast on Earthcycles.net  Dennis Banks Memorial

08:30

Indian Scammer Helps Deliver News On Silver Demand In India (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Indian Scammer Helps Deliver News On Silver Demand In India Video Salivate Metals Video Source

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08:30

Nazanin "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



Alan at Biased BBC has ferreted out a 1st November report from the Independent that, in the light of everything that's followed on the Boris/Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe story, makes for fascinating reading. 

It shows how uncontroversial and widely-welcomed Mr Johnson's remarks were until, a few days later, they suddenly became controversial and widely-reviled. 

The game-changer was an Iranian judicial decision (if it can be dignified with such a term) to bring her back to court on the basis of Boris's remarks. 

Partisans here are getting fired up, and - weirdly - Brexit seems to be the dividing line. 

Michael Gove has now found himself attracting flak too for his comments about the case on this morning's Andrew Marr Show. Mr Gove was defending Boris Johnson and, in doing so and in responding to a question from Andrew Marr ("What was she doing when she went to Iran?"), replied "I don't know". And when pressed ("You say that you dont know what she was doing. Her husband is very clear that she was there on holiday with her child") replied, "Well, in that case I take exactly her husbands assurance in that regard". And when Andrew pressed again ("So was she training journalists?") replied, "Well, her husband said that she was there on holiday, and her husband is the person who should know."

To some he was merely being honest; to others he was compounding the lie about Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe. 
...

08:30

How National will paralyse democracy (According to Martyn Martin) "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Always useful to keep an eye on what the other blogs are thinking because generally, they were wrong about Labour.   Now that they are talking about National, they might get a better hit rate. National will use the gains they have on Select Committees to stop and slow down the entire legislative agenda of []

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08:30

Bad Bear 'Walking for the Salmon' Photos, Seattle to San Francisco 2017 "IndyWatch Feed War"

. Bad Bear 'Walking for the Salmon' Photos, Seattle to San Francisco 2017 Western Shoshone Carl Bad Bear Sampson is on the Walk for the Salmon, Seattle to San Francisco. "We did 60 miles today, walking and running in groups," Bad Bear said after they passed alongside the Rogue River, Siskiyou National Forest, on Oregon's coastline. Thank you Bad Bear for

08:28

BOMBSHELL science paper documents the depopulation chemical covertly spiked into vaccines "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

BOMBSHELL science paper documents the depopulation chemical covertly spiked into vaccines

 

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(Natural News) Just days after the release of a jaw-dropping video lecture called the Science Agenda to Exterminate Blacks, a bombshell science paper has emerged that confirms the use of covert sterilization chemicals in World Health Organization vaccines deployed in Africa. Entitled, HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing World, the paper documents the covert deployment of an infertility chemical in vaccines that are administered to young black women in Kenya:

Oller, J.W., Shaw, C.A., Tomljenovic, L., Karanja, S.K., Ngare, W., Clement, F.M. and Pillette, J.R. (2017), HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing World. Open Access Library Journal, 4: e3937.
https://doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1103937

The paper confirms exactly what Natural News reported earlier in the week: That a covert depopulation program is being run by the World Health Organization, targeting Africans for extermination via infertility chemicals administered under the guise of vaccines. These vaccines, notably, contain chemicals that are administered without the informed consent of the women being in...

08:28

As SC Hears Bribery Petition on Monday, Further Improprieties Come to the Fore "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

All three judges on the bench hearing the matter ought to have recused themselves, going by the Supreme Courts own judgments and precedents.

File photo of the Supreme Court. credit: Reuters

New Delhi: On Monday, November 13, a three-judge bench set up by Chief Justice Dipak Misra is scheduled to hear Kamini Jaiswals petition for an independent and impartial probe into the attempt to bribe Supreme Court judges in the medical college recognition matter.

Last week, the case shook the court because the petitioner sought the recusal of the chief justice, both judicially and administratively, in hearing the matter himself or in deciding which judges would hear it.   This was because the chief justice headed the bench which heard and disposed of the case which was allegedly sought to be influenced by the bribe-givers.

Although Chief Justice Misra is not part of the new three-judge bench which is to hear the matter on Monday, the presence of Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, besides Justices R.K. Agrawal and Arun Mishra on the bench, is likely to be controversial. For Justice Khanwilkar was part of the three-judge bench which disposed of the civil writ petition (797 of 2017) filed by the Prasad Education Trust on September 18. The alleged bribery was to influence the outcome of this case. The other two judges were the chief justice himself, and justice D.Y. Chandrachud. If Chief Justice Misras...

08:27

Bahrain blaming Iran for 'terrorist sabotage' after oil pipeline explosion "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Kingdom of Bahrain has claimed that Friday's explosion on the only pipeline that supplies oil from Saudi Arabia was somehow linked to Iran, opening a new chapter of hostilities between Tehran and the Sunni Gulf states. "The incident was an act of sabotage and a dangerous act of terrorism aimed at harming the higher interests of the nation and the safety of the people," read a statement from Bahrain's interior ministry. "Terrorist acts witnessed by the country in the recent period are carried out through direct contacts and instructions from Iran," the statement claimed. While Bahrain often blames Iran for backing an insurgency that has plagued the country after authorities suppressed the so-called Arab Spring protests in 2011, Tehran has repeatedly denied any involvement. It also says that it is not behind the latest incident.

08:27

Mark Mardell goes too far "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



It always amazes me how Mark Mardell has managed to get away with years of biased broadcasting without ever getting his comeuppance. (No offence!)

Today, however, the effluent may have finally hit the apparatus with rotating blades that creates a current of air for cooling or ventilation. 

Yes, he went too far even for Radio 4 audiences, who famously know their punk. 

On today's The World this Weekend, Mark described The Clash as "probably the most important punk band ever". Oh dear! "No, that was The Sex Pistols", went up a cry which shook the world. 

This is the biggest bias allegation he's faced since he said the Rolling Stones are better than the Beatles - and, worse, that the Beatles are rubbish. 

P.S. I hope that Mark paid for that ticket to the Clash tribute concert himself (if it cost anything). I do hope it didn't come out of the BBC licence fee. 

Frequent licence-free funded trips to Lake Como are bad enough but expenses-paid Clash concerts would be so beyond the pale that the pale (whatever that is) would be lost from sight forever. 

08:27

EARTH CHANGES: Our Lady of LaSalette Forewarned of Pole Shift - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

EARTH CHANGES:Our Lady of LaSalette Forewarned of this Pole Shift VISIT TRADCATKNIGHT.BLOGSPOT.COM DAILY FOR ALL THE LATEST ENDTIME NEWS! The seasons will be altered, the Earth will produce nothing but bad fruit; the stars will lose their regular motion; the moon will only reflect a faint reddish glow. Water and fire will give the Earths []

08:27

Christopher Pyne Spruiks Aussie Arms To Saudi Arabia As UN Warns Of Impending Yemen Famine "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australia has turned a blind eye to the Saudi-led warn on Yemen, while the nation plunges deeper into a humanitarian crisis. But at least were trying to profit from it. Michael Brull reports.

On 30 October, Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne announced hed be visiting Saudi Arabia, France and the United Kingdom to promote Australias world-class defence materiel and strengthen bilateral defence industry relationships. In Saudi Arabia he would meet with senior government representatives to discuss the bilateral defence industry relationship.

Presumably, this was in the hope of further expanding Australian military exports to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia needs military imports in particular right now because of its devastating war on Yemen. The government ignored a motion passed in the Senate calling on it to disclose its military exports to Saudi Arabia since 2016. We know that Australia has approved four military exports to the Saudi government, but not the nature or value of that exports.

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In a speech in July, Pyne discussed his plans to expand Australian military exports. In relation to Yemen, Pyne said, The Australian designed Nulka decoy system that protects ships from missiles not so long ago saved the USS Mason from an attack by Houthi rebels off the coast of Yemen.

There may be other military exports to the Saudi invading force. For example, Pyne also talked about Australian company Marand making tail pieces and specialised engine trailers for Joint Strike Fighters. Their order book will be for over $1 billion, not just for Australias Joint Strike Fighters thats exporting vital components made here in Australia overseas, to take their place on perhaps the most advanced combat aircraft the world has ever seen, that will be operated by the USA, the United Kingdom, Japan, Israel and many other countries.

On November 8, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General fo...

08:26

New Irish End of Snow Prediction "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall You would think after past embarrassments climate scientists would have learned not to trust model predictions that snowfall will soon be a thing of the past. Global warming melts hopes of a white Christmas in Ireland A leading climatologist has some bad news for snow-lovers By Nick Bramhill 14:31, 12

08:25

Chevening "Scholarships" and Modern Day Imperialism "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

November 13, 2017 (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - In 1983 the British government created Chevening as an international award scheme aimed at developing what it calls "global leaders." It is funded and directed by the United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and includes both scholarships and fellowships for individuals selected by British embassies around the world.


The Chevening website itself states:
Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.
The website also states that (our emphasis):
Chevening Awards are an important element in Britains public diplomacy effort and bring professionals, who have already displayed outstanding leadership talents, to study in the UK. The objective of Chevening is to support foreign policy priorities and achieve FCO objectives by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers.
In other, simpler and more frank terms, Chevening is a means of producing agents of British influence through the indoctrination of foreigners involved in their respective nation's media, politics, policy making and analysis.

And while Chevening has only been around since 1983, the tool of imperialism it represents is quite ancient.

Roman historian Tacitus (c. AD 56 after 117) would adeptly describe the systematic manner in which Rome pacified foreign peoples and the manner in which it would extend its sociocultural and institutional influence over conquered lands.

Far from simple military conquest, the Romans engaged in sophisticated cultural colonisation.

In chapter 21 of his book Agricola, named so after his father-in-law whose methods of conquest were the subject of the text, Tacitus would explain:
His object was to accustom them to a life of peace and quiet by the provision of amenities. He therefore gave official assistance to the building of temple...

08:24

UK is fattest country in Western Europe with 63% of adults overweight & obese - OECD study "IndyWatch Feed National"

The UK is the most overweight country in Western Europe, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has stated. Over 63 percent of adults in Britain are overweight OECD says. The 2017 Obesity Update report found that the UK is the sixth fattest nation out of 35 OECD member countries, with a 27 percent adult obesity rate. The US, Mexico, New Zealand, Hungary and Australia fare worse than the UK, though. The countries with the lowest levels of obesity are Japan, Korea, Italy and Switzerland.

08:24

Julian Assange Explains Why a Deep State Coup Detat Against POTUS Trump Would Doom Liberals "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz warned in his House floor remarks this week, if Robert Mueller isnt removed as Special Counsel, a coup detat will take place in the United States. The Left, hopeful to see Mueller take down President Trump and his closest associates, are vocally supporting members of the intelligence community against attacks from those who dismiss their assessment of Russia interfering in the 2016 presidential election. 

After President Trump told the press that he believes Russian President Putins assertion that no meddling took place, card carrying liberals launched a #IBelieveourIC hashtag campaign.

Its important to note that President Trump later cleared the air on the matter, explaining that he believes Putin thinks no meddling takes place, yet is siding with the CIA that an attempt was made.

Brookings Institute fellow Benjamin Wittes tweeted, hey hivemind: need a hashtags for this. Im thinking . Anyone got any alt suggestions?

Shortly after, The Intercepts Glenn Greenwald had this to say about Wittes tweet:

One of 2017s worst tactics: one has to choose between supporting Trump or revering the CIA/IC. Here, a 

08:24

Chevening "Scholarships" and Modern Day Imperialism "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

November 13, 2017 (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - In 1983 the British government created Chevening as an international award scheme aimed at developing what it calls "global leaders." It is funded and directed by the United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and includes both scholarships and fellowships for individuals selected by British embassies around the world.


The Chevening website itself states:
Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.
The website also states that (our emphasis):
Chevening Awards are an important element in Britains public diplomacy effort and bring professionals, who have already displayed outstanding leadership talents, to study in the UK. The objective of Chevening is to support foreign policy priorities and achieve FCO objectives by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers.
In other, simpler and more frank terms, Chevening is a means of producing agents of British influence through the indoctrination of foreigners involved in their respective nation's media, politics, policy making and analysis.

And while Chevening has only been around since 1983, the tool of imperialism it represents is quite ancient.

Roman historian Tacitus (c. AD 56 after 117) would adeptly describe the systematic manner in which Rome pacified foreign peoples and the manner in which it would extend its sociocultural and institutional influence over conquered lands.

Far from simple military conquest, the Romans engaged in sophisticated cultural colonisation.

In chapter 21 of his book Agricola, named so after his father-in-law whose methods of conquest were the subject of the text, Tacitus would explain:
His object was to accustom them to a life of peace and quiet by the provision of amenities. He therefore gave official assistance to the building of temple...

08:23

Did Trump Admit Deep State In Control Of DOJ? (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Did Trump Admit Deep State In Control Of DOJ? (VIDEO) | trump | Government Government Control Government Corruption Multimedia Sleuth Journal Special Interests Trump

This weeks podcast focuses on the flurry of revelations of corruption coming from the DNC, Hillary Clinton herself, Robert Mueller and the rest of the deep state which seeks to overthrow President Trump. We discuss the JFK files, the mainstream media non-reaction to it and what this means for the future of truth seeking. President Trumps recently expressed frustration over the Department of Justice is a very significant revelation which everyone must carefully consider what this really means.

The post Did Trump Admit Deep State In Control Of DOJ? (VIDEO) appeared first on The Sleuth Journal.

08:22

12nov2017 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

08:21

At least 210 dead along Iraq-Iran border after magnitude 7.3 earthquake "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Iran is especially prone to almost daily earthquakes because it sits astride numerous fault lines

08:18

Acknowledgement to Country, Mud Gooloogong, and an Eviction Notice "IndyWatch Feed National"

After putting up his own Eviction Notice at the Lobby Restaurant, Wiradjuri man Mud Gooloogong remained there until he was arrested and removed peacefully by police. (photo ABC)

By Dee McLachlan

For those readers not living in Australia, let me first explain. If one attends any function, conference and event, the emcee or whoever is running the event starts off with an Acknowledgement of Country and Traditional Owners. It is to pay respect to indigenous people.

This is how it goes.

Our conference is being held on the traditional country [or lands] of the Wada wurrung people [or relevant traditional owner], and I wish to acknowledge them as Traditional Owners. I would also like to pay my respects to their Elders, past and present, and the Elders from other communities who may be here today.

When I first arrived, it seemed to me a most respectful acknowledgement and a reminder of the lands history, but as the years have gone by it sometimes leaves me uneasy. In many of these functions, in Victoria, it feels a function of political correctness R...

08:17

Forget the Bogus Republican "Reform": Here's What Real Tax Reform Would Look Like "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The point is to end the current system in which billionaires get all the privileges and financial benefits of owning assets in the U.S. but don't pay taxes that are proportional to the benefits they extract.
As has been widely noted, the Republicans' proposed "tax reform" is not only just more BAU (business as usual, i.e. cut taxes for the wealthy), it's also not real reform. At best, it's just another iteration of D.C. policy tweaks packaged for PR purposes as "reform."
You want real tax reform? This is what real tax reform would look like:
1. Shred the entire 2,700 page tax code and replace it with a 25-page code. As I explained in ...

08:17

Told by City They Are Increasing Homelessness, Church Ordered to Stop Feeding Homeless "IndyWatch Feed World"

Since 2014, the United Methodist Church in Malibu, California, has provided meals for homeless people in need, every Wednesday as many as 100 hungry individuals were served at a time but, after Thanksgiving this month, the invaluable service will be shut down for good.

According to the city, the churchs feeding of houseless people perpetuates and, in fact, exacerbates the epidemic of homelessness.

Very succinctly, Dawn Randall, who works with the church, told CBS News, They claimed we are increasing homelessness.

Without warning, the city sent an email to workers, requesting they attend a meeting Monday, November 9 where they were shocked with the demand to stop feeding the hungry.

Church workers, who take great pride in their home-cooked meals, are devastated and frightened for the people who have no choice but to rely on the service and feel strongly the city has made a grave mistake.

Options, for people without permanent and secure shelter to return to, are scarce.

I think many of them eat out of dumpsters and trash cans when they arent eating with us, lamented Kay Gabbard, who also works with the church. We cant pretend like [homelessness people] doesnt exist in our backyard. We cant pretend that it only exists outside Malibu.

Indeed, homelessness long ago reached epidemic .proportions in the United States, driven not by caring for people who, for whatever of many possible reasons, lost their housing but by skyrocketing rent and home prices, drastic cuts to the workforce as corporations look to international workforces willing to work for pennies, lack of medical and psychiatric care for veterans, and myriad other obvious deficiencies and gaps in a system hopelessly tilted in favor of those at the top.

Although drug and alcohol addiction, mental health, and other generally expected problems certainly lead many into living on the streets, many who lose their housing lived paycheck-to-paycheck able to support their families insofar as needs, but receiving low enough income as to make saving for the unexpected impossible.

To the workers in Malibus United Methodist Church, however, the reason people flock to Wednesday meals pales in comparison to the need to feed them.

For those who are fed, the service i...

08:17

If Its True That Art Reflects Life Were in a Very Dark Place "IndyWatch Feed World"

If Its True That Art Reflects Life Were in a Very Dark Place | art | Society Special Interests US News

Has anyone else noticed the need that artists have to be more and more outrageous lately?  It seems like many people cant be happy unless they are finding greater ways to shock and repulse others. This seems to especially apply to the art community. They say that art reflects life and if that is the case, we are really in a dark place.

Ill give you some stomach-turning examples in a moment, but let me first bring this back to a child-rearing theory I have.

When you have children, you always want to make them happy and give them privileges and opportunities you may not have had. But if you make the mistake of constantly having to outdo yourself, youll end up with a greedy monster on your hands. If every Christmas must outdo the last to make a child happy, if every family vacation has to be bigger and better, if every birthday party has to be more outrageous, youll find that the recipient of all this bounty is less happy than other people. Theyll always be searching for that excitement and frankly, its just not how life works.

Bigger and better is not a sustainable life model. Eventually, the money will run out or the excitement factor will have to be so extreme that it wont really be that much fun anymore. Everything after a certain point is just a letdown, and the person seeking that rush will often turn to more extreme and unhealthy choices to try and find a state of happiness that will always be brief and elusive.

I wrote a few weeks back about the signs of the end of an empire, and ever since then, I keep stumbling across more and more examples of this. This isnt one for reading aloud around the family table. Assuming you do things like that with blog content.

Whose life does this art reflect?

Regular art thats just pretty to look at will no longer make you famous, it seems. Gone are the days of Renoir and Matisse. To get your five minutes of f...

08:15

Thank You TSA "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Thank You TSA

 

We need to thank the TSA. This is what we get for putting up with 2nd degree sexual assault and the invasion of our 4th Amendment rights. The TSAs success rates are listed in the following video. Their shirts may be blue, but they really should be brown.

 

 

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08:15

All I want for Christmas is some Whaleoil Merch "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This GROUND CREW Unisex 3/4 sleeve Raglan shirt inclusive of GST will cost you $44.84 NZD and if you buy it on its own the shipping to New Zealand from America will cost you only  $6.77 NZD if you live in Auckland. This Whaleoil Biker PATCH Unisex Zip Hooded Sweatshirt inclusive of GST will cost you $83.94 []

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08:14

Galaxy-cluster collisions set off celestial fireworks display "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A giant collision of several galaxy clusters, each containing hundreds of galaxies, has produced this spectacular panorama of shocks and energy. The collisions generated shock waves that set off a celestial fireworks display of bright radio emission, seen as red and...... Read more

Saad Hariris resignation as Prime Minister of Lebanon is not all it seems (Robert Fisk) "IndyWatch Feed World"

12/11/2017 - He certainly did not anticipate what happened to him. Indeed, Hariri had scheduled meetings in Beirut on the following Monday with the IMF, the World Bank and a series of discussions on water ...

08:14

The Antipodes map The Loop

This is pretty cool but, for the majority of us, our opposite point will be in an ocean.

Read this on The Loop

08:12

Healthcare Spending Now Accounts For Almost One-Fifth Of The Entire U.S. Economy "IndyWatch Feed World"

Healthcare Spending Now Accounts For Almost One-Fifth Of The Entire U.S. Economy | Doctor-Public-Domain | Economy & Business Medical & Health Special Interests US News

Everybody agrees that healthcare costs are way too high.  Back in 1960, healthcare spending accounted for approximately 5 percent of GDP, and by 2020 it is being projected that healthcare spending will account for 20 percent of GDP.  And when you break those numbers down into actual dollars, they become even more staggering.  Back in 1960, an average of $146 was spent on healthcare per person for the entire year, but today that number has skyrocketed to $9,990.  On a per capita basis, we spend far more than anyone else in the world on healthcare.  In fact, we spend almost twice as much as most other industrialized nations on a per capita basis.  Something has gone terribly wrong, and we desperately need to get this fixed.

Just between the years of 1996 and 2013, our spending on healthcare rose by a whopping 900 billion dollars, and it is estimated that healthcare spending now accounts for nearly one-fifth of the entire U.S. economy.  The following comes from the Da...

08:08

And has the BBC fact-checked this too? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



Honest Reporting has a post today about a BBC Travel article headlined Israel's ancient underwater treasure. 

They say, quite rightly, that it's an interesting piece, but they note something peculiar about it: there's a missing word that begins with 'j'. 

The BBC piece focuses on the discovery of 2,000 gold coins in the sea near what is now the Israeli city of Caesarea but avoids the word 'Jews', merely (and bizarrely) calling the 1st Century inhabitants of the area "the native people". 

Isn't that quite something (he says, putting it mildly)?

I have to say though that Honesting Reporting may only have scratched the surface of the historical perversity of this BBC article. 

The BBC piece says that Caesarea was "the capital of Roman Palestine...by 6AD", even though it was actually the capital of Roman Judea at the time. It was only in the 2nd Century AD that Hadrian changed the name of the province from Judaea to Syria-Palestina. 

And that's just for starters. The author - one Breena Kerr - also wrote this: 


...

08:07

Putin Warns About US Interference in Russias 2018 Presidential Election "IndyWatch Feed World"

Putin Warns About US Interference in Russias 2018 Presidential Election | vladimir-putin | Special Interests World News

Its a legitimate concern. America interferes in numerous elections abroad and its own, assuring dirty business as usual always wins.

Names and faces change. Policies on key issues remain the same, especially on imperial wars, corporate empowerment, and privileged interests exclusively served.

On March 18, 2018, Russias presidential election will be held. If no candidate wins a majority, a runoff will follow on April 8.

Putin is eligible to seek reelection. He hasnt announced his intention so far. Kremlin sources suggested hell say hes running, possibly later this month, formally register in early January, and run as an independent candidate.

Hes overwhelmingly popular, easily able to win another six-year term. US interference cant stop him. Its likely, trying to denigrate his legitimacy like earlier futile efforts.

Parties with lower house State Duma representation may nominate presidential candidates. Others must collect at least 100,000 signatures.

Independent candidates must collect 300,000 signatures or more to qualify, no more than 7,500 from each Russian Federation subject, the nations constituent entities, 85 in all.

US federal political campaigns are endless, continuing from one electoral cycle to the next, monied interests controlling the process.

No other nations match its debauched system, lacking legitimacy, voting a waste of time.

Campaigning for Russias presidential election will begin around mid-December, starting with collection of signatures, registrations and nominations to be completed by January 31, the election six weeks later, no money-controlled forever process like Americas debauched system.

On Thursday, Putin expressed concern about dark US forces attempting to create problems with (next years) presidential election in Russia in retaliation against (nonexistent) Kremlin meddling in last years US presidential campaign.

He believes Washington may also manipulate next years winter olympics, aiming to ban participation of Russian athletes.

If it happens, itll undermine the olympic movement, he stressed. Two Russian cross-country skiers were already banned, citing doping with no proof. Others may likely be targeted....

08:06

Meanwhile, a Russian Spy Who Worked with Putin is Now In Charge of US Embassy Security! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Donald Trump, who just announced to everyone that he trusts a former KGB agent over all 17 American intelligence agencies, is allowing the former head of KGB counter-intelligence to be handed the keys to US Embassy security in Moscow.

08:06

Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG ATTITUDE "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

TOS BARNETT

Dr Michael Gloster OAM, a prominent member of the Noosa community, is seeking to contact
TE (Tos) Barnett, a former judge in Papua New Guinea. If any reader can assist please email me here

08:05

A cry for help: Teens who cyberbully themselves "IndyWatch Feed World"

Adolescents harming themselves with cuts, scratches or burns has gained a lot of attention over the years not just because of the physical damage and internal turmoil, but also because it has been linked to suicide. More recently, a new form of self-harm in youth has emerged and is cause for concern, warns a researcher and bullying expert from Florida Atlantic University. The behavior: "digital self-harm," "self-trolling," or "self-cyberbullying," where adolescents post, send or share mean things about themselves anonymously online. The concern: it is happening at alarming rates and could be a cry for help.

08:05

Alert: Mainstream Media Now Promoting Gun Confiscation Orders As Solution To Mass Shootings "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Alert: Mainstream Media Now Promoting Gun Confiscation Orders As Solution To Mass Shootings by Alex Thomas SHTFPlan In what many saw coming a mile away in the aftermath of both the Las Vegas Massacre and the Texas Church mass...

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08:02

Assorted gated and ungated links "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

1. NYT profile of Stephen Dubner.  And WSJ profile of Dubner: Sitting in New Yorks Central Park, he sees two tennis players nearby and wonders, Why is the average age of top-tier tennis players going up and the average age of golfers going down?

2. Claudia Goldin on gender pay gaps (NYT).

3. Arizona as the new mecca for testing self-driving cars (NYT).

4. The politics of sex abuse in sacred hierarchies (ungated).

5. 35-year-old Ben Sansum of Cambridgeshire, England has chosen to completely immerse himself in the year 1946.  Neatorama is ungated.  More photos here.

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08:01

Marr matters "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Mr. Marr's Sunday Morning Service didn't open with the words "Polyphiloprogenitive/The sapient sutlers of the Lord" but with this reassuring homily instead:
Good morning to you. Remembrance Sunday. A day for many of us to reflect on relatives killed in war, but also a day, perhaps, to look around us at the somewhat scary-seeming world we're living in now, and to reflect over many decades past, the outlook for Britain was much, much more perilous.
Amen.

*******

No caption needed from me

There was an exciting bit of (pre-watershed) BBC-on-BBC action on the Marr sofa this morning with James 'Scoop' Landale acting as one of Andrew's paper reviewers. I was particularly taken by this exchange, which neatly punctured a line that hardline Remainers are pushing today (via the Observer):
Andrew Marr: James, can I ask you about Northern Ireland? That is another really, really important hard-edge political story today.  
James Landale: Really important story, which hasn't been sorted yet.  What I thought was really interesting in this piece in the Observer is just the scale of the robustness of the briefing that the EU... We always forget ...We kind of think that this is just a...th...

08:01

Hey NFL=> Bears Packers Game HALF EMPTY at Soldier Field This Aint Good Folks! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers have a historic rivalry.

But after several weeks of NFL National Anthem protests even Soldier Field in Chicago was half empty today.

This was the stadium 30 minutes before kickoff.

08:00

Sanctuary City Malibu, California Wants Church To Stop Feeding The Homeless "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Illegal aliens are cool, but homeless Americans get out. Via WTAT: A church in Malibu, California that helps feed people in need has been asked to close its kitchen. Its been a weekly routine pulling out a food cart and getting the plates ready. Yeah, its a safe place here and everybody is welcome, []

08:00

Subscription Psychology: Let me analyse you "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

I once did a psychology paper in my first year at university as I was considering it as a career so I am clearly fully qualified to now psychoanalyse Whaleoil subscribers. I have here a nice soft couch so lie back, get comfy and let the nice doctor SB get to the root of your []

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08:00

Inside an Amateur Bugging Device "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

[Mitch] got interested in the S8 data line locator so he did the work to tear into its hardware and software. If you havent seen these, they appear to be a USB cable. However, inside the USB plug is a small GSM radio that allows you to query the device for its location, listen on a tiny microphone, or even have it call you back when it hears something. The idea is that you plug the cable into your car charger and a thief would never know it was a tracking device. Of course, you can probably think of less savory uses despite the warning on Banggood:

Please strictly abide by the relevant laws of the state, shall not be used for any illegal use of this product, the consequences of the use of self conceit.

We arent sure what the last part means, but we are pretty sure people can and will use these for no good, so it is interesting to see what they contain.

The device is really simple inside, containing just two ICs. One is a CPU and the other a GSM phone. [Mitch] found a simple OS that targeted the CPU and was able to use that to dump the Flash contents. He could not figure out how to write to it however. Glancing through the dumps though, it seems it uses Nucleus as an operating system. He examined it using a variety of interesting techniques and tools, so even if you dont care about this device in particular you still might enjoy the process.

[Mitch] notes some similar hardware in leaked NSA documents. People are worried about the Amazon Echo listening. Maybe it would be a good idea to scan your USB cables. Bugging tech has certainly come a long way.


Filed under: teardown

08:00

Study: Echinacea As Effective As Tamiflu "IndyWatch Feed World"

Study: Echinacea As Effective As Tamiflu | Echinacea | Natural Medicine Special Interests

Study: Echinacea As Effective As Tamiflu | echinacea-flower | Natural Medicine Special Interests

Commonly used during the cold and flu season, echinacea has been used for years as a remedy for a cold or the flu. While its not a cure and conflicting evidence about its true value exists, recent research is showing that a simple echinacea preparation could be helpful much in the same way as Tamiflu. Could it help reduce reliance on over-the-counter medications?

New Research Shows Echinacea as Effective as Tamiflu

A new study published in the April 2015 edition of Current Therapeutic Research revealed that an herbal proprietary blend of concentrated echinacea root extract had a powerful effect on cold and flu. [1] Researchers compared the herbal extract to Tamiflu, a...

07:59

Catastrophic 7.3 Earthquake Devastates Iran; Multiple Dead "IndyWatch Feed World"

A deadly 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the border between Iran and Iraq on Sunday, in the southeast city of Sulaymaniyah. At least ten people are confirmed as killed so far, with hundreds of more casualties [...]

07:58

Denver Park Rangers Take Sleeping Bag, Tent from Houseless Man in 25 Degree Weather "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Denver, CO On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, despite below freezing temperatures and snowfall, daily sweeps of unhoused Denver residents continued.

As usual, Denver police, city workers, and park rangers descended on people keeping warm under blankets and inside their tents and told them to move along or risk getting a camping ban ticket.

The Unauthorized Camping Ordinance, or camping ban, states:

It shall be unlawful for any person to camp upon any private [or public] property without the express written consent of the property owner or the owners agent, and only in such locations where camping may be conducted in accordance with any other applicable city law.

 

Camp means to reside or dwell temporarily in a place, with shelter. The term shelter includes, without limitation, any tent, tarpaulin, lean-to, sleeping bag, bedroll, blankets, or any form of cover or protection from the elements other than clothing. The term reside or dwell includes, without limitation, conducting such activities as eating, sleeping, or the storage of personal possessions.

According to Marcus Hyde, a member of local advocacy organization Denver Homeless Out Loud:

We know that these laws are meant to help push development by using police to scare and intimidate, harass and arrest anyone that developers dont want to see in front of their new condos.

Eric Jackson, an unhoused Denver resident, left his spot along the South Platte River, where he has been surviving for many months, to attend to some business downtown. Two of his friends were watching over his belongings when park rangers approached them and asked them to remove their belongings from the area and move along.

...

07:57

Scale of nitrate timebomb revealed "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Scale of nitrate timebomb revealed

Huge quantities of nitrate chemicals from farm fertilisers are polluting the rocks beneath our feet, a study says.

Researchers at the British Geological Survey say it could have severe global-scale consequences for rivers, water supplies, human health and the economy.

They say the nitrate will be released from the rocks into rivers via springs.

That will cause toxic algal blooms and fish deaths, and will cost industry and consumers billions of pounds a year in extra water treatment.

In a paper in Nature Communications, the scientists from BGS and Lancaster University estimate that up to 180 million tonnes of nitrate are stored in rocks worldwide perhaps twice the amount stored in soils.

They say this is the first global estimate of the amount of nitrate trapped between the soil layer and the water-bearing aquifers below. They warn that over time the nitrate will inevitably slowly seep into the aquifers.

Most nitrate, the team says, is in rocks in North America, China and Europe where fertiliser has been lavishly applied for decades.

In some developed countries, the amount of nitrate stored in the rocks is increasing, despite improvements in farming practice and the introduction of rules to control the pollutant.

In developing countries, the problem is currently not so severe. But there is an urgent need for early intervention to avoid the environmental dama...

07:56

This Is Why We Hate Everyone Even More As We Age, And Why Thats Actually Okay "IndyWatch Feed World"

Have you ever noticed how much more you hate being around people as you age? Sure, some people are just fine but it is as if your tolerance for dealing with bullshit has been diminishing for a while, right?

I know mine has. I used to have many friends and was always on the lookout for new ones, but here lately I have cut my circle down to almost nothing. I have a few close friends and dont really care to make new ones. Sure, some people will say this is because I am becoming bitter or because I choose the wrong friends to have but that really isnt it. I just cant stand people anymore.

As you get older you stop doing all of the self-destructive and embarrassing things you didnt mind when you were younger. You begin to change as a person. You stop allowing yourself to fall into those toxic traps and get rid of friendships that do not serve who you are as a person now. Then, on top of all of this, it is harder to even make friends when we are older.

You may have heard someone at some point in your life say something along the lines of the older you get the wiser you get well, that is true. The older you get the more people have let you down. The more you begin to realize who really belongs in your life and who has no place there. You stop meeting fun people because you arent really doing the same things you used to do. You meet a lot of boring people and they dont make a lasting mark on your life.

When we grow older we also realize how fake most of the people we know or come across truly are. We notice people sugarcoating things that dont really need sugarcoating and it makes us resent them. Sure, hate is a strong word but I feel it fits this article better than any other would. As we age our tolerance for those who tell us what to do and try to judge who we are flies out the window and we stop putting up with them.

via GIPHY

The older we get, the less we trust shitty people and the more we choose to put ourselves before those who dont matter in our lives. When we begin growing as a person we also begin focusing on ourselves as we should. We stop doing the things others want us to do and begin doing the things we want to do.

I guess what I am trying to say is that experience changes us. It makes us a little more hateful but with good reason. It helps us to see through those who are doing nothing but seeing through us. There is nothing wrong with...

07:51

Find out how long it is before your camera will die The Loop

No, this wont tell you definitively when your cameras shutter will fail but it might help to know how many actuations your DSLR has done. Its also helpful for those who buy used bodies to find out how much wear and tear there may be on the shutter mechanism.

Read this on The Loop

07:51

Running Straight into Worst Case Scenario Gregory Mannarino "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

November 12, 2017 Trader/analyst Gregory Mannarino is nervous about the distortions in the markets that are breaking records. Mannarino contends, Its going to come down very, very, very rapidly. There is not going to be any slow burn here whatsoever. Its going to be every man or woman for themselves. Everyone is going to run... Read more

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07:47

Namibia lions maul 86 goats in Torra "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Namibian/allAfrica


By Adam Hartman

ABOUT ten lions mauled 86 goats and sheep belonging to one communal farmer in Kunene on Wednesday.

The attack took place at Awantapos in the Torra Conservancy where farmer Samuel Gawiseb keeps his goats and sheep in a small kraal.

Attempts to speak to Gawiseb were not successful as his phone was not reachable.

According to Gawisebs neighbour, Anthony Dawids, who saw the carnage, the farmers herder was alerted to the lions when a dog started barking. He stepped out and saw the lions at the kraal, but returned in the house as he could not risk his life with so many predators. The dog, however, was not fortunate, and became part of the kill.

The lions managed to get into the kraal, killing the sheep and goats. Only 13 kids remained when the pride eventually left. He suffered a serious loss. It was his entire livelihood, and how does one take care of the kids when the mothers are dead? Dawids said.The estimated value of the loss is about N$150 000.


07:46

YouTube blocks videos of late jihadist cleric: report "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

YouTube has blocked a large number of propaganda videos from late jihadist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki due to mounting pressure from counterterrorism advocates and governments, according to The New York Times. Hundreds of hours of al-Awlaki's...

07:44

President Trump Attends ASEAN Summit in Manilla Philippines "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Those who have walked in the deep weeds of geopolitical strategy know the emphasis the Trump administration has placed on ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations) as a counter-balance (control leverage) to the Chinese trade and military expansion. The ongoing Continue reading

07:41

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT BLAMES PNG GRASSROOTS FOR CORRUPTION "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

by PNGI BLOG
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in February this year, issued a country report on PNG. One of the issues addressed is corruption.

The old saying that the fish rots from the head down, is reversed by DFAT. They suggest that in PNG, the rot begins at the tail, within grass-roots communities, slowly travelling up the spine, to rot the head senior politicians and public officials.

This is how the argument is framed by DFAT:

Corruption in PNG takes a number of forms. What outsiders call corruption may often reflect the wantok obligations of the individuals concerned. For example, virtually all politicians need to reward their supporters in material and tangible ways, ranging from providing projects to villages and districts which voted for them, to ensuring contracts are directed towards leading supporters. MPs (and candidates) are also under considerable pressure to assist their constituents pay school fees, funeral costs, bride prices and other expenses. Most PNG citizens accept such practices as being more or less consistent with their expectation of their elected representatives. Politicians who violate the basic understanding that while they benefit from incumbency, their supporters should receive a share are unlikely to be re-elected. These practices can create a permissive environment for much more systematic exploitation of the government system for personal benefit, with little or no pay-off for local communities.

Before we single out the Australian government, it ought to be noted other international donors, draw similar conclusions. Take the World Bank:


A particular characteristic of the traditional culture of PNG is a system of relationships/obligations between individuals connected by a common origin, hailing from the common geographic area, sharing a common kinship and common language [which] can provide a strong incentive for nepotistic and corrupt practices.

Remember, these views are not inconsequential. The Australian government and World Bank are not only major donors and funders, they also have considerable influence on policy and government action.

How they have managed to see everything upside down is a question for another day. But lets put things the right way up.

First, ther...

07:40

Report: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons Or Explosives Most Of The Time "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Report: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons Or Explosives Most Of The Time by Tim Brown Freedom Outpost Like all unconstitutional agencies, the Transportation Security Administration has demonstrated that it simply cannot fulfill its assigned duties and above that, is...

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07:40

"Abdication is unthinkable": Saudi officials deny King Salman will relinquish throne in favor of his son "IndyWatch Feed World"

Three days ago, we reported that based on various unconfirmed media reports, Saudi King Salman - reeling from a just concluded purge that arrested some of the country's wealthiest and most powerful royals and officials - was set to elevate his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to the throne in as little as 48 hours. Speculation peaked when Al-Arabiya tweeted, then quickly deleted, details of the allegedly imminent ascension ceremony. To be sure, though a transfer of power to the crown prince has long been predicted and expected, especially after a lesser known round of mass arrests targeting well-known Saudi clerics took place in September, last week's events pointed to a final "house cleaning" purge in preparation for bin Salman's likely imminent ascent. After the September arrests against clerics who were largely seen as regime insiders, yet who were mildly critical of the new aggressive stance against Qatar, the Wall Street Journal quoted an adviser to the Saudi government as saying, "Mohammed bin Salman is definitely preparing to become king. He wants to tackle the internal debate about him becoming the king and focus on consolidating his power, rather than doing that while being distracted by dissidents."

07:38

Iran shuts down Macron: "Defense affairs are not negotiable" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Last week, French President Emmanuel Macron flew to the Middle East in an attempt to garner support for amending the JCPOA (aka Iran nuclear deal) to include restrictions on Iran's ballistic missile programme, which falls totally outside the JCPOA as agreed by Iran, the United States, China, Russia, France, Germany, Britain and the EU as a whole in 2015. France along with Germany, Britain and other EU colleagues, have been strongly supportive of maintaining the successful JCPOA in spite of the US Trump administration's desire to either scrap the deal or amend it beyond recognition.

07:33

MPAA Lobbies US Congress on Streaming Piracy Boxes "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

As part of its quest to reduce piracy, the MPAA continues to spend money on its lobbying activities, hoping to sway lawmakers in its direction.

While the lobbying talks take place behind closed doors, quarterly disclosure reports provide some insight into the items under discussion.

The MPAAs most recent lobbying disclosure form features several new topics that werent on the agenda last year.

Among other issues, the Hollywood group lobbied the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives on set-top boxes, preloaded streaming piracy devices, and streaming piracy in general.

The details of these discussions remain behind closed doors. The only thing we know for sure is what Hollywood is lobbying on, but it doesnt take much imagination to take an educated guess on the why part.

Just over a year ago streaming piracy boxes were hardly mentioned in anti-piracy circles, but today they are on the top of the enforcement list. The MPAA is reporting these concerns to lawmakers, to see whether they can be of assistance in curbing this growing threat.

Some of the lobbying topics

Its clear that pirate streaming players are a prime concern for Hollywood. MPA boss Stan McCoy recently characterized the use of these devices as Piracy 3.0 and a coalition of industry players sued a US-based seller of streaming boxes earlier this month.

The lobbying efforts themselves are nothing new of course. Every year the MPAA spends around $4 million to influence the decisions of lawmakers, both directly and through external lobbying firms such as Covington & Burling, Capitol Tax Partners, and Sentinel Worldwide.

While piracy streaming boxes are new on the agenda this year, they are not the only topics under discussion. Other items include trade deals such as the TPP, TTIP, and NAFTA, voluntary domain name initiatives, EU digital single market proposals, and cybersecurity.

TorrentFreak reached out to the MPAA for more information on the streaming box lobbying efforts, but we have yet to hear back.

Source: TF...

07:30

Finally, the truth is out "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Many in NZ are stunned by the outcome of the last General Election, just as many in the UK were stunned by the Brexit vote and many in the USA were stunned by the Clinton loss. As we all know from the media (who would not lie to us) the USA result was a direct []

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07:24

Ducks in a row: Saudis call for emergency meeting of Arab League over 'Iran's interference' in domestic affairs "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The tensions in the Middle East have exacerbated recently, as the Saudi forces intercepted a missile fired from Yemen by Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Saudi Arabia on Sunday demanded an emergency meeting of foreign ministers of the Arab League over Iran's "interference" in domestic affairs of the region's countries, Sky News Arabia reported. Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates supported the Saudi request, which was also approved by Djibouti, the current chair of the pan-Arab bloc, said the document shown to AFP by diplomats on Sunday.

07:15

THIS is the Global Economic Collapse and Theres No Way to Stop It! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

THIS is the Global Economic Collapse and Theres No Way to Stop It! Video The Money GPS Video Source

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07:13

This Week on Splice Today: Harry Nilsson and Danica Roem "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On Tuesday I wrote about Harry Nilssons The Point! and on Thursday I wrote about Danica Roem and Andrea Jenkins winning the election.

Enjoy!

07:11

Cop takes mentally ill woman to hotel, lies to employee about saving her - and then sexually assaults her "IndyWatch Feed World"

Surveillance footage shows a police sergeant lying about why he was reserving a hotel room for a mentally ill woman, before using it to sexually assault her. When a police sergeant arrived at a local hotel in uniform, and used his personal credit card to pay for a 23-year-old mentally ill woman's room, he claimed she was a domestic abuse survivor, and he was helping her while police searched for her husband - but he didn't admit that he was actually looking for a place to take advantage of, and sexually assault the woman. Newly released surveillance footage obtained by Local 10 News shows Miami Gardens police Sgt. Javier Romaguera leading the woman into the hotel lobby after midnight on the night of July 11, 2016, and then telling the clerk at the front desk that "no can know she's here." "It's kind of sad," Romaguera told the hotel employee. "She's just a baby ... she's Haitian, so she doesn't speak English. Her parents brought her here so she could have an education ... She comes here with her husband. He beats the s*** out of her. We're trying to find him, but she can't go back to the house."

07:11

The 4.14 kernel has been released "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The 4.14 kernel has been released after a ten-week development cycle. Some of the most prominent features in this release include the ORC unwinder for more reliable tracebacks and live patching, the long-awaited thread mode for control groups, support for AMD's secure memory encryption, five-level page table support, a new zero-copy networking feature, the heterogeneous memory management subsystem, and more. See the Kernel Newbies 4.14 page for more information. In the end, nearly 13,500 changesets were merged for 4.14, which is slated to be the next long-term-support kernel.

For the maintainers out there, it's worth noting Linus's warning that the 4.15 merge window might be rather shorter than usual due to the US Thanksgiving Holiday.

07:11

Russian TV covers Thierry Meyssan's latest book, Western media ignores him like the plague "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russian's leading TV channel has just dedicated an entire report on Thierry Meyssan's latest book. This report was part of the main news broadcast. While Europe and the United States customarily presents this French author as an unfortunate half wit, the rest of the world does not follow suite. Quite to the contrary, they consider him to be one of the leading thinkers in the field of international politics. This contrast should attract the attention of everyone who finds the Western Press lacking. Thankfully, within the global village news only circulates in one direction; never from the rest of the world to the West. Following the Arab Spring, the world is going to witness the Latin American Spring, that is, a series of revolutions and coups in Latin America. This is a core premise of a new book by the famous analyst and political scientist Thierry Meysan "Crimes of the Deep State". The deep state is a very influential part of the American elite the members of which used the Middle East for a geopolitical experiment. To destabilize the world. To get economic benefits. This, in fact, is the new format of colonial policy. Robbing weak countries, but in a new way. By the way, Donald Trump is not included in this ignominious group. Formally, the new policy was launched on September 11, 2001, after the horrific terrorist attack in New York - the destruction of the Twin Towers by airplanes. After this act of terrorism, the so-called "Patriot Act" was adopted, which permits pervasive surveillance of any American citizen.

07:10

South Africa drafts legislation to ban smoking in all public places "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

You may not light up at the bar. You may not light up near your car. And you can't start smoking on designated floors... You cannot even smoke indoors. These are effectively the proposals being set out by the Department of Health. But they have been less 'Dr Seuss' about it than us. Their draft legislation aims to prohibit smoking in all public areas, whether that's indoors our outside. Draft legislation plans to ban smoking in all public places Designated smoking areas would be consigned to the history books, should this bill become ratified in Parliament. It's all part of the government's wider war on cigarettes, which also features plans to ban the display of smokes at retailers, and to remove all recognisable branding from cigarette packs.

07:08

Linux 4.14 Kernel Officially Released "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Linux 4.14 kernel is now official!..

07:07

Resigned PM says he is free, will return to Lebanon "IndyWatch Feed War"

AFP

AFP | A poster of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who resigned last week in a televised speech airing from the Saudi capital Riyadh, hangs on the side of a roundabout in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli on November 10, 2017

BEIRUT (AFP)  Saad Hariri pledged on Sunday he would return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia very soon, in his first television interview since his shock resignation as prime minister eight days ago.In an exclusive interview from Riyadh with his partys Future TV, Hariri brushed aside rumours that he was under de facto house arrest in Saudi Arabia.

I am free here. If I want to travel tomorrow, I will, Hariri told journalist Paula Yaacoubian.

I will return to Lebanon very soon to initiate the necessary constitutional procedures, Hariri said.

Hariri, who also holds Saudi citizenship, stepped down in a televised broadcast from Riyadh on November 4, a move that sent shockwaves throughout Lebanon and the region.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has yet to formally accept Hariris resignation and has said he wants to meet him in person to discuss the situation.

Just hours before Hariris interview on Sunday, Aoun blasted the obscure circumstances around the resigned prime ministers stay in Riyadh.

In a statement from his office, Aoun said Hariris freedom has been restricted and conditions have been imposed regarding his residence and the contacts he may have, even with members of his family.

In his announcement last week, Hariri accused Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of taking over his country and destabilising the broader region, saying he feared for his life.

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that Hariri was detained in Saudi Arabia and banned from returning to Lebanon.


07:03

Illegal Aliens Will Be Given Free Attorneys In Major Metro Areas "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Follow the money. Via Law Newz: Each and every detained, undocumented immigrant facing deportation proceedings in eleven metropolitan areas will be offered free legal help soon. The Vera Institute of Justice recently launched their Safety and Fairness for Everyoneor SAFE Cities Network campaign. The campaign aims to alleviate a dearth of legal representation for undocumented []

07:02

Arab League to meet on Irans regional 'violations' at Saudi request "IndyWatch Feed War"

Undefined

Rivalry of Sunni Muslim powerhouse Saudi Arabia and Iran, predominant Shia power, based on geostrategic interests, religious differences

07:01

Quote of the Day: "No political system can establish universal rationality by law, but..." "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


"No political system can establish universal rationality by law (or by force). But capitalism is the only system that functions in a way that rewards rationality and penalises all forms of irrationality, including racism."
~ Ayn Rand, from her 1963 article 'Racism'

07:01

Open Thread 2017-41 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: November 7: Defeated Elsewhere, Saudi Tyrant Declares War On Lebanon The quasi kidnapping of Saad Hariri has been reported in detail by Robert Fisk in The Independent, David Ignatius in the Washington Post...

07:00

Regarding TVNZs CEO remarkable pay rise, I have good news and bad news "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

As I highlighted yesterday, the $200,000 pay rise for the TVNZ CEO in the face of a result where profit was down 89% on the previous year is clearly a gig worth having. But now the Broadcasting Minister is going to have a look-see TVNZ chief executive Kevin Kenrick will receive $1.4 million in the []

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07:00

Fair not equal, equal not fair "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

How very sad for everyone involved that a dispute over a will ended up in court:

A woman who claimed it was unfair her brother was left the family farm while she received $1 million and a bach has again failed to get a bigger slice of their parents estate.

The Talbot family has been farming in South Canterbury for generations. The principal farm, Kingsborough Farm, was initially bought by the siblings grandfather in 1915.

It was run by Edwin and Pamela Talbot until their elder years when their only son, Graham, took over the management and financial responsibility of Kingsborough from 2006.

When Edwin and Pamela died in 2014 and 2015, respectively, they granted probate of their estates to Graham in their wills something that had previously been discussed among the whole family.

The evidence at trial established that Graham worked long hours on Kingsborough, that he took minimal drawings, and that it is likely that the farm would have had to have been sold if Graham had not left school to work on it, the Court of Appeals decision said. 

This is not an unusual situation.

One or more family members works on the farm, taking minimal drawings, ploughing more  back into the farm; making a significant contribution to the maintenace, development and capital growth of the property; and earning a bigger share of the estate than other family members who sacrifice and contribute nothing.

Jillian and her sister Rachel an unwilling but necessary participant in the court proceedings had not shown an interest in working on the farm, which their parents had wanted to keep in the family.

It was their intention from at least 1999, and probably earlier, that Graham, as the only child who had shown any interest in farming Kingsborough, should receive the family farm, and that Rachel and Jillian should share equally in the remainder of their estates.

The couple left Jillian and Rachel over $1m each with Jillian also being given the family bach.

The Court of Appeal said the key issue for it to determine was whether or....

07:00

It looks like the government is again stalling over ICAC "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

CorruptionEDDIE TANAGO | Campaign Coordinator, Act Now!

PORT MORESBY - Community advocacy group Act Now! says it fears the government is deliberately delaying plans to establish an Independent Commission Against Corruption.

On Friday, prime minister ONeill completed 100 days in office since his re-election, but he has failed to bring the ICAC legislation before Parliament.

This is despite promises from Justice Minister Davis Stevens in September that establishing an ICAC was a priority for the government and all efforts were being made to make it a reality.

Last week the PM was questioned by political party executives about the timetable for the ICAC legislation and was very vague in his comments, suggesting it will probably be March next year at the earliest.

The issue of an ICAC has been dragging on for far too long and that raises questions about whether the draft bill has been tampered with to reduce the ICACs powers.

Public consultation on the ICAC legislation took place way back in 2013.

The draft legislation currently available on the Department of Justice website was gazetted in June 2015. But now it seems we will have to wait until at least March 2018 before that legislation goes before Parliament.

What is the reason for these inordinate delays?

Everyone should remind themselves of what the prime minister said in November 2011, on the anniversary of his first 100 days as prime minister:

The setting up of an ICAC is something I have pushed since I was opposition leader in the last Parliament. The perpetrators of corruption are not just leaders or members of Parliament. They are everywhere

A law such as an ICAC will ensure that everyone is covered. It will ensure everyone is answerable When we pass this law, we will have demonstrated our resolve not just to preaching about fighting corruption, but actually laying the foundation to help free up resources that are trapped in this evil, so our people can truly benefit from the gains of our nation.

The prime ministers performance must be judged by his own words, and for six years he has failed his own test.

For as long as we do not have a fully funded and fully independent ICAC with full powers of arrest and prosecution, then the prime minister by his own words, is just preaching about fighting corruption r...

06:55

Puerto Rico Update: Roads, Power, Water, and Money "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Updating on Puerto Rico, which will require at least $23 billion in aid, according to PROMESA's Financial Oversight and Management Board

06:50

Tax Them Till They Bleed "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Tax Them Till They Bleed by Ral Ilargi Meijer  The Automatic Earth An entire library of articles about Big Tech is coming out these days, and I find that much of it is written so well, and the ideas in them...

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06:50

When the Shoe Is On the Other Foot "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

When the Shoe Is On the Other Foot

What do you say when the shoe is on the other foot? Obama has interfered in countless foreign elections. However, when the shoe is on the other foot and the Deep State is attempting to hack into the Russian elections, it is ok.

 

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06:49

Mistrial declared in Texas biker shootout that left nine dead and 20 injured "IndyWatch Feed World"

A federal judge has declared a mistrial in the case of Christopher "Jake" Carrizal, the first biker to stand trial for his involvement in a 2015 shootout that left nine dead and 20 injured. The jury deadlocked with one juror refusing to change his mind. The jury spent more than 14 hours deliberating before they sent a note to McLennan County 54th District Judge Matt Johnson, which said they could not reach a verdict on the charges against Carrizal. The trial stems from a 2015 shootout between two rival biker gangs - the Bandidos and the Cossacks. Nine people were killed and 20 others injured after gang members opened fire on each other at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas. Carrizal, the president of the Dallas chapter of the Bandidos, was charged with one count of directing the activities of a street gang and two counts of engaging in organized criminal activity for his involvement in the shooting. If convicted of any of his charges, Carrizal would face life in prison.

06:49

Alibaba's "Singles' Day" Sales Reach $25 Billion "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

China shopping festival smashes record with $25 billion haul

Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, said on Saturday its Singles' Day sales extravaganza hit $25.4 billion, smashing its own record from last year and cementing it as the world's biggest shopping event. Once a celebration for China's lonely hearts, Singles' Day has become an annual 24-hour buying frenzy that exceeds the combined sales for Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the United States, and acts as a barometer for China's consumers.

As tills shut midnight on Saturday, Alibaba's live sales ticker registered 168.3 billion yuan, up 39 percent from 120.7 billion yuan last year. The dollar figure was up more steeply due to the strength of the yuan against the greenback this year.

The event began soon after a star-studded event in Shanghai late on Friday. As midnight hit, a deluge of pre-orders helped drive a billion dollars of sales on Alibaba's platforms in the first two minutes and $10 billion in just over an hour. "In terms of scale it just dwarfs any other event out there," said Ben Cavender, Shanghai-based principal at China Market Research Group.

But what is Singles' Day?

Chinese Singles' Day or Guanggun Jie (Chinese: ; pinyin: Gunggn Ji; WadeGiles: Kuang-kun chieh; literally: "Single Sticks' Holiday") is an entertaining festival widespread among young Mainland Chinese people, to celebrate the fact that they are proud of being single. The date, November 11th (11/11), is chosen because the number "1" resembles an individual that is alone. This festival has become the largest offline and online shopping day in the world,[2] with sales in Alibaba's sites Tmall and Taobao at US$5.8 billion in 2013, US$9.3 billion in 2014, US$14.3 billion in 2015 and over US$17.8 billion in 2016.

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06:46

Libya: The Forgotten Reason North Korea Desperately Wants Nuclear Weapons "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

The United States and its allies continue to cajole and threaten North Korea to negotiate an agreement that would relinquish its growing nuclear and ballistic-missile programs. The latest verbal prodding came from President Trump during his joint press conference with South Korean president Moon Jae-in. Trump urged Pyongyang to come to the negotiating table, and []

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06:46

Lincoln Gap wind farm near Port Augusta to add battery storage "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Lincoln Gap wind project to add unsubsidised battery storage the third wind farm to commit to storage in South Australia in recent months.

via Lincoln Gap wind farm near Port Augusta to add battery storage RenewEconomy


06:42

EXCLUSIVE Leigh Corfmans Son: Jeff Sessions Can Suck A Big One "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Roy Moores accusers son has a history of trashing Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, religion, and law enforcement, a GotNews review of his Facebook reveals. On March 10th, 2017, Garner Polston, the son of Roy Moore accuser Leigh Corfman, took to Facebook to write Jeff Sessions can suck a big one. A friend wrote back He []

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06:41

All it took for researchers was a mask to bypass iPhone X Face ID "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

By Waqas

Apple Inc. introduced Face ID facial recognition system on September

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06:40

Newsletter People Act Where US Fails On Climate "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. The climate crisis is upon us. It seems that every report on climate conditions has one thing in common: things are worse than predicted. The World Meteorological Report from the end of October shows that Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) are rising at a rapid rate and have passed 400 parts per million. According to Dr. Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, "the changes were making today are occurring in 100 years, whereas in nature they occur in 10,000 years." The United States is experiencing a wide range of climate impacts from major hurricanes in the South to unprecedented numbers of wildfires in the West to crop-destroying drought in the Mid-West.

06:40

2000-year-old sundial alters perception of ancient Rome "IndyWatch Feed World"

One Marcus Novius Tubula apparently ordered the sundial to mark his noble appointment as tribune of Rome itself, say archaeologists after finding it in ancient town of Interamna Lirenas. One day around 2,000 years ago, a Roman named Marcus Novius Tubula ordered an elaborate sundial, University of Cambridge researchers report after finding it intact two millennia later during excavation in the Roman town of Interamna Lirenas, near Monte Cassino, in Italy. Carved in limestone and 54 centimeters in width, the sundial's concave face was engraved with 11 hour lines intersecting three day curves. Thus the device could give indicate the season: the winter solstice, equinox and summer solstice, the archaeologists say. Its gnomon (pointer) was mostly gone, but a bit of it survived under lead fixing. The sundial is one of less than 100 of its type that have survived, say archaeologists. Its even rarer inscription, in Latin, tells us about the man who commissioned it, say researchers from the University of Cambridge.

06:39

New Delhi health emergency: Schools shut down as thick smog blankets the capital "IndyWatch Feed World"

A public health emergency was declared as choking smog blanketed New Delhi on Tuesday, with authorities ordering the temporary closure of all primary schools in the world's most polluted capital city. The US embassy website said levels of the fine pollutants known as PM2.5 that are most harmful to health reached 703-well over double the threshold of 300 that authorities class as hazardous. Local authorities are warning of worsening conditions in the coming days. The Indian Medical Association declared a public health emergency as it urged city administrators "to make every possible effort to curb this menace". As public outrage mounted over the air pollution crisis, Delhi's deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia ordered the closure of all primary schools on Wednesday. "We have decided to shut schools up to primary level for a day, and will evaluate the situation on an hourly basis to see if such a closure needs to be extended," he told reporters. Almost 2 million students are enrolled in primary schools in Delhi, according to government data from 2015. All outdoor activities have also been banned across the capital's 6,000 schools while pollution levels remain at severe levels, Sisodia said.

06:38

Evidence mounts that PLAGUE outbreak in Africa is an engineered depopulation bioweapon "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Evidence mounts that PLAGUE outbreak in Africa is an engineered depopulation bioweapon

 

(Natural News) Thousands of people have been infected and over 143 are now reported dead from the plague outbreak thats now threatening Africa, reports the UK Daily Mail. Health officials are unsure how this years outbreak began, reports the paper. Experts warn the disease spreads quicker in heavily populated areas.

Isnt it interesting that just as Prince William is calling for urgent depopulation efforts in Africa, we suddenly have the rapid spread of the plague from unknown origins? As Natural News previously reported, Prince William appears to be pushing for depopulation efforts across Africa in the name of environmentalism:

Africas rapidly growing human population is predicted to more than double by 2050 a staggering increase of three and a half million people per month, Prince William explained during a recent event hosted by the Tusk Trust, a ch...

Resident of 9-storey apartment building is suspect in explosion "IndyWatch Feed World"

A man who lived in an apartment block that partially collapsed in the Russian city of Izhevsk has been detained on suspicion of intentionally setting up the explosion that killed at least seven people and left dozens homeless. The suspect, Aleksandr Kopytov, lived with his mother in a flat that is believed to have been the epicenter of Thursday's blast. An accidental gas leak was initially suspected of causing the explosion, in which nine stories of the building collapsed, turning apartments into rubble and killing seven people, including two children. Based on preliminary findings and Kopytov's interrogation, a criminal case has been opened against the man, Russia's Investigative Committee said in a statement Friday. Investigators found no traces of explosives during their initial analysis. The man is accused of murdering several people through "publicly dangerous methods," while "personal animosity" is regarded as a possible motive for the alleged crime, investigators said. A forensic psychiatric examination will be arranged for the man, as "there are doubts regarding his mental health," they added. At least eight units were completely destroyed and more than 30 badly damaged, officials said. Shops located on the ground floor were buried under the debris, according to local media. The building also reportedly housed a children's center. Some 550 residents reportedly lived in the block, with over a hundred having been evacuated as the deadly drama unfolded.

06:37

Designate Shiite a terrorist group, Coalition tells FG "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Coalition Of Civil Society Organizations For Transparency and Good Governance (COCSOTGG), has called on the Presidency and the Attorney General of the Federation to act fast in designating the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, (IMN) a Terrorists group before its too late. The group said if care was not taken to curb the situation, IMN might snowball into another disaster in the country. COCSOTGG was reacting to the recent clash between police and some members of the Islamic movement who had gone to the unity fountain to protest the detention...

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06:36

Europe: Totalitarianism now on its doorstep "IndyWatch Feed World"

Quietly, without most people noticing, the European Commission is moving ahead with a strategy that will arguably make the EU into the first fully operational model of a centralised 'one state' supranational authority: 'A New World Order'; the longstanding neoconservative ambition which lies at the heart of global secret society agendas and US geopolitical hegemony. The key ingredient of this strategy is the establishment of an 'EU Treasury' which, according to Donald Tusk, President of the EU Council, will come into effect in June 2018, under the official title: European Monetary Fund. This will result in the single point control of all EU member state finances. The plan will involve a further leveraging of the power of the major banks, to consolidate their controlling influence over EU affairs. By combining an 'EU Treasury' and a consolidation of banking power, a major step will be taken in the 'amalgamation of everything' heist; to be brought under the single umbrella of a Totalitarian Super State. We are talking about individual country's monetary policies; the military; police forces and intelligence services all being run from a central control unit in Brussels. These will be followed by more of the same - covering almost all areas of administrative control, that were once the domain of individual countries.

06:35

Overlooked: 'War on terror' has left millions dead in Middle East "IndyWatch Feed World"

The mainstream press have repeatedly overlooked potentially deadly issues. As research reveals of late, "counter-terrorism" operations led by the United States over many years have wrought astonishing devastation. Not to mention, continuing and worsening repercussions. A rough estimate of four million Muslims have died as a result of US-led wars in the Middle East - dating back to the early 1990s Gulf War against Iraq. The Gulf War was waged by the US, with France, Britain and Saudi Arabia providing support. It was in response to Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait in early August 1990 - the Iraqi dictator having unwisely disobeyed orders from his Western masters. However, it was the Iraqi civilian population who would pay the real price, and not for the last time. For 42 successive days and nights, US-led coalition forces subjected Iraq to one of the most destructive aerial assaults in military history. Over 88,000 tons of bombs were unloaded on Iraqi soil from mid-January 1991 to the end of February. Much of the bombing was upon civilian areas. Hussein's attack on Kuwait the previous year had drawn "international condemnation". The above bombardments, infinitely greater in their destruction, were met with approval in some quarters and silence in others. By this point, Western governments had already placed "genocidal" sanctions on Iraq - an immediate response to Hussein's occupation of Kuwait. The sanctions lasted a staggering 13 years (1990-2003) and brought unaccountable suffering. The lack of basic needs particularly affected Iraqi children, with those aged under 14 comprising 45% of Iraq's population. Half a million youngsters were said to have died, though some doubts have recently been raised about that figure.

06:35

Arab League to meet on Iran at Saudi request: diplomats "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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AFP/File | A general view shows the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on July 27, 2017 during the meeting of Arab foreign ministers

CAIRO (AFP)  The Arab League will hold an extraordinary meeting next Sunday at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss violations committed by Iran in the region, according to a memorandum.Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates supported the Saudi request, which was also approved by Djibouti, the current chair of the pan-Arab bloc, said the document shown to AFP by diplomats on Sunday.

Tensions have been rising between Saudi Arabia and Iran, including over League members Qatar and Lebanon.

According to the memo, the Saudi request was based on a missile the Sunni-ruled kingdom says its air defences intercepted near Riyadh after being fired from Yemen on November 4.

A Saudi-led coalition has been battling Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen, and it has accused the Iran-backed rebels of firing the missile.

Saudi Arabias powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman later accused Iran of direct military aggression against the kingdom by supplying the rebels with ballistic missiles.

But Iran denied any involvement in the missile attack, with President Hassan Rouhani warning that the Islamic republics might would fend off any challenge.

According to the memo, Saudi Arabia decried what it described as sabotage and terrorism over a pipeline fire in Bahrain on Friday that temporarily halted oil supplies from its territory.

Tehran also rejected any involvement in the incident, calling the allegation childish.

In its request for the meeting of Arab foreign ministers, Saudi Arabia referred to those two incidents in addition to the violations committed by Iran in the Arab region, which undermines security and peace, not only in the Arab region, but around the globe, according to the memo.

Saudi Arabia has been at the forefront of a dispute with Qatar since June 5, leading a group of nations including Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE in accusing Doha of supporting terrorism.

Riyadh has for its part been accused of being behind last weekends resignation of Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri, in a televised address from Riyadh.

The Arab League has 22 members, but Syrias membership was suspended at the end of 2011 following mont...

06:35

These Findings Are Pretty Disturbing: Keurig Health Scares Resurface After #BoycottKeurig Goes Viral "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Conservatives across the country are boycotting Keurig after the coffee machine maker revealed its ads will no longer run on Sean Hannitys primetime program. 

Amid the the boycott, singer Kaya Jones manager, who goes by the user name TrumpGirlStrong, on Twitter, posted a Huffington Post report titled Your Keurig Machine May Be Covered In Bacteria And Mold, from 2015.

The report says  Keurig coffee machine may be a bacteria breeding ground, according to a recent test performed by CBS stations in Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Chicago.

https://twitter.com/TrumpGirlStrong/status/929679391000547330

Huffington Post reports:

Your Keurig coffee machine may be a bacteria breeding ground, according to a recent test performed by CBS stations in Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Chicago. The news outlets swabbed the various parts of 29 Keurig coffee makers, sending samples to a lab to be analyzed. One swab from a machine in Pittsburgh contained 4.6 million colonies of bacteria and mold, and E.coli showed up on a machine in Dallas.

More than half of the machines came back with bacteria counts in the millions, CBS Pittsburgh reports.

These findings are pretty disturbing, no doubt. But before you vow to switch to tea, you should know that most kitchen products will likely host a heck of a lot of grossness if they arent properly cared for.

Check out CBSs report on the health concern.

Video credit: BS Pittsburgh

Below is a Keurig customer who made a video about him feeling sick from drinking coffee made in his Keurig machine

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06:34

Rep. Ro Khanna: Stop weapons sales to Saudi Arabia now "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

For more than two years, Congress has remained quiet as the United States backed a brutal war in Yemen, supporting a coalition that has killed thousands and starved the country into one of the worst humanitarian crises of the 21st century. But a growing number of progressive members of Congress have come forward to challenge the consensus that arming Saudi Arabia is in America's interest. Earlier this year, former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told The Intercept that Saudi Arabia "is not an ally of the United States," and that the United States should rethink its relationship with the Gulf kingdom. One of these representatives is Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., who went a step further in an interview with Jeremy Scahill for the podcast, Intercepted. "I know this would never pass probably either house of Congress, but do you believe that the United States should stop entirely selling weapons to and giving military assistance to Saudi Arabia?" Scahill asked. "Yes, I do," Khanna said. "I don't think the Saudis' human rights record or their record in military conflicts are consistent with our values. I don't think that we should be engaged in interventionism in the Middle East. ... We have this record of interventionism that has not made us any safer. And I view our pragmatic, or expedient, alliance with Saudi Arabia in the same way." Earlier this year, Khanna introduced a resolution that condemned the war and would have used a provision of the War Powers Act to halt U.S. support for Saudi Arabia. Listen to the full interview with Khanna here:

06:34

Russian sports minister: 'Clean athletes shouldn't bear responsibility for those breaching rules' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov has spoken exclusively to RT to share his thoughts on the recent speculation about a possible ban on the Russian national anthem at the upcoming Winter Olympics, as well as the country's continuing anti-doping efforts. RT: Russia's Investigative Committee has published updated information regarding the alleged government-led doping scheme in Russia. The document says that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has drawn some incorrect conclusions. Do you think that the Investigative Committee's arguments will be taken into consideration by WADA? Pavel Kolobkov: Russia's Investigative Committee has been investigating the case for a year and a half. Of course, it's very important for us to find the truth regarding the Rodchenkov case, regarding the anti-doping work in Russia. The announcements made by Russia's investigative body are very important. I think that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and WADA should take into consideration the conclusions reached by Russia's investigative body. I very much hope there will be cooperation between these entities that are aimed to determine the truth.

06:33

NYT Shows How Not to Analyze Mass-Shooting Data "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via NRO: Some colleagues sent me the New York Times article What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer today. My jaw just about hit the floor when I saw the chart that appears at the top of the piece, above everything else except the title and byline: Uh, notice a problem there, []

06:27

Senior Saudi Figures Tortured, Beaten in Purge: David Hearst "IndyWatch Feed War"

November 12, 2017 Some senior figures detained in last Saturdays purge in Saudi Arabia were beaten and tortured so badly during their arrest or subsequent interrogations that they required hospital treatment, Middle East Eye can reveal. People inside the royal court also told MEE that the scale of the crackdown, which has brought new arrests []

06:26

Facebooks Founder Admits It Was a Psyop From the Beginning "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Facebooks Founder Admits It Was a Psyop From the Beginning

Facebooks founder has gone on the record and admitted that Facebook is a psyop. It was designed to disrupt the American culture and minimize family and social connections. Facebooks founder has boldly stated that one way or another, we are going to get you.

 

 

 

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06:25

VIDEO PROOF: THERE WERE AT LEAST 7 DIFFERENT SHOOTERS DURING THE LAS VEGAS MASSACRE "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

VIDEO PROOF: THERE WERE AT LEAST 7 DIFFERENT SHOOTERS DURING THE LAS VEGAS MASSACRE by Alex Thomas The Daily Sheeple Over the last month numerous independent researchers have put together a startling amount of evidence that there were multiple...

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06:25

Some Heavy-Duty Truth-Telling From Two of Mainstream Medias Most Demonized Enemies "IndyWatch Feed War"

We here in the West are swimming in a sea of lies, in countries that are falling apart and led by politicians who stage the crudest displays of chicanery and hypocrisyand who seemingly have no qualms about doing so. How refreshing it is when occasionally high-ranking individuals have the courage to stand up and speak []

06:24

SOMETIMES THE FOX NEWS HYPOCRITES MAKE IT TOO EASY "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Fox News this weekend, Jeanine Pirro implied that we should dismiss allegations of child molestation against Roy Moore because the events in question weren't recent:

To vindicate of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore ... Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro invoked the it-was-a-long-time-ago defense.

While Pirro did not outright accuse the Washington Post report of being false, she did defend Moore in a number of roundabout ways. Right now, its 40 years later. I doubt there could be a charge filed here. The guy has been investigated a million times, Roy Moore, apparently more than any other candidate in Alabama. Is the Republican Party destroying itself or didnt they do enough vetting of this guy Moore? Said Pirro.
Later in the segment, she said,
With Louis C.K., he admitted stuff. You know, Kevin Spacey, apparently there are a lot, and a lot of it is recent. And with Harvey Weinstein, the NYPD wired up one of the women, and she's got him on tape, where he's admitting he did what you said he did. This is 40 years ago!



"This is 40 years ago