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Tuesday, 18 September

02:44

Unusually large M5.7 earthquake hits Western Australia "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Geoscience Australia as M5.7 hit near Frankland River, Western Australia at 04:56 UTC on September 16, 2018 (12:56 local time). The USGS registered it as M5.3 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The quake was initially...... Read more

Record rainfall, catastrophic flash and river flooding, at least 18 deaths and more than 1 million without power as Hurricane "Florence" hits U.S. "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Hurricane "Florence" made landfall along the coast of North Carolina, near Wrightsville Beach, at 11:15 UTC on September 14, 2018, with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h (90 mph) and central pressure of 958 hPa, placing the storm on the upper edge of...... Read more

Julian Assange hat sich 2010 um ein Russland-Visum ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Julian Assange hat sich 2010 um ein Russland-Visum bemht. Das war zu der Zeit, als die Vorwrfe aus Schweden gerade akut waren, aber in der Botschaft von Ecuador sitzt er "erst" seit 2012.

I, Julian Assange, hereby grant full authority to my friend, Israel Shamir, to both drop off and collect my passport, in order to get a visa, said the letter, which was recently obtained by The Associated Press.
Das ist auch kein unbeschriebenes Blatt, der Herr Shamir, den knnt ihr ja auch mal googeln.

Gute Nachrichten: Endlich ist geklrt, wofr das ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Gute Nachrichten: Endlich ist geklrt, wofr das BKA einen Bundestrojaner gebraucht hat:

BKA-Dokument: Polizeibehrden wollen Staatstrojaner vor allem gegen Drogen einsetzen
Na SO eine berraschung! Dabei luft der Krieg gegen die Drogen seit Jahren so erfolgreich!1!!

Wie immer, wenn du mit verstrahlten Ideologen redest. Der Grund, wieo das nicht funktoniert, ist WEIL DIE DOSIS NOCH NICHT HOCH GENUG IST!!1!

Angeblich muss Maaen gehen. Das will die "Welt" erfahren ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Angeblich muss Maaen gehen. Das will die "Welt" erfahren haben, sonst hat die Meldung noch niemand.

Aber seid nicht zu traurig:

Noch am vergangenen Donnerstag hatte Maaen hingegen nach Informationen von WELT vor einer Gruppe von Unionsabgeordneten erklrt: Horst Seehofer hat mir gesagt, wenn ich falle, dann fllt er auch.
Auch in der dunkelsten Dunkelheit gibt es immer auch einen Lichtblick!

Linux kriegt einen Code of Conduct.Und Linus nimmt ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Linux kriegt einen Code of Conduct.

Und Linus nimmt sich eine Auszeit. Klingt sogar so, als begbe er sich in psychologische Behandlung:

This is more like the time I got out of kernel development for a while because I needed to write a little tool called "git". I need to take a break to get help on how to behave differently and fix some issues in my tooling and workflow.

Sieht aus, als htten die SJW gewonnen. Thor stehe uns bei.

Ich fr meinen Teil kann kaum erwarten, wie viel besser die Codequalitt wird, wenn jetzt endlich auch die ganzen blauhaarigen Schneeflocken und Einhorn-Bronies einchecken knnen, die bisher von Linus weggeekelt wurden. Das wird bestimmt ein FEST!

The US is an oligarchy, study concludes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The US government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country's citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful, a new study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities has concluded. The report ... used extensive policy data collected from between the years of 1981 and 2002 to empirically determine the state of the US political system. The peer-reviewed study ... says: "Economic elites and organised groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence." Researchers concluded that US government policies rarely align with the the preferences of the majority of Americans, but do favour special interests and lobbying organisations: "When a majority of citizens disagrees with economic elites and/or with organised interests, they generally lose. Moreover, because of the strong status quo bias built into the US political system, even when fairly large majorities of Americans favour policy change, they generally do not get it." The politics of average Americans and affluent Americans sometimes does overlap. This is merely a coincidence, the report says. The theory of "biased pluralism" that the Princeton and Northwestern researchers believe the US system fits holds that policy outcomes "tend to tilt towards the wishes of corporations and business and professional associations."

Note: Note: Watch an excellent six minute video showing how corruption in the US is legal. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing income inequality news articles from reliable major media sources.

To narrow toxic divides, students build bridges between faiths "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As part of the Interfaith Youth Core, students and educators from colleges around the nation are coming together to find common ground while respecting differences. The nonprofit was founded on the notion that ... a 21st century democracy can thrive only if its citizens have the skills to successfully navigate divides of all kinds. Eboo Patel is the founder and president of the organization, the largest of its kind in North America. Patel is Muslim, born in Mumbai, India, and raised in middle-class suburban Chicago. There are chapters on nearly 500 campuses now, focusing on service in the community, pressing issues on campus, and making meaningful cooperation with others a normal part of the college experience in and outside the classroom. "I was a big part of both the diversity and the service learning movements in college," [said Patel]. "And part of the intersection of that movement was the idea that you bring people from different racial and class and geographic backgrounds together to do service. That doesn't mean we're going to agree on every election. That doesn't mean we're going to agree on economic policy, but we can start a baseball league together. We can help make the school play successful. We can participate in disaster relief efforts together. If we're not willing to do the work of citizens with other citizens, you can't have a healthy, diverse democracy."

Note: Eboo Patel recently released a book titled "Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise." Explore a treasure trove of concise summaries of incredibly inspiring news articles which will inspire you to make a difference.

Glenn Cunningham, 78, Premier Miler of 1930's "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Glenn Cunningham, a former world-record holder in the mile run who in 1979 was named the greatest track performer in the history of Madison Square Garden, died yesterday. He was 78 years old. That Mr. Cunningham could win 21 of 31 mile races on the indoor track at the Garden during his prime in the 1930's was impressive. More significantly, he did it after suffering life-threatening burns on both legs as a 7-year-old when a stove in a school classroom in Everetts, Kan., exploded, killing his older brother Floyd. After being told there was a strong possibility he would never walk again, he spent seven months in bed, and then received daily massages from his mother, who kneaded his damaged muscles and sped his way to walking, and then running. In high school, he played baseball and football and boxed and wrestled. At 13, he entered his first high school mile race and won easily. Using running as therapy for the burn injuries, he found that middle distances suited him. At a sophomore at the University of Kansas, Mr. Cunningham set an American record for the mile with a time of 4 minutes 11.1 seconds. He was selected as a member of the United States team for the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, and finished fourth in the 1,500-meter run. In 1933 he won the Sullivan Award as the nation's top amateur athlete. In his competitions at Madison Square Garden, Mr. Cunningham set six world records in the mile and the 1,500 meters and another at 1,000 yards.

Note: For more on the incredibly inspiring story of this great man, read this engaging article. Explore a treasure trove of concise summaries of news articles on incredibly inspiring disabled persons.

02:40

Second defendant goes on trial for murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Savanna Marie Greywind has been symbolic of the epidemic of missing and murdered Native women and girls.

02:27

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02:10

Instagram is supposed to be friendly. So why is it making people so miserable? The Loop

Much like Twitter and Facebook, Instagram is what you make of it. I dont see any of these feel good posts because I dont follow those kinds of Instagrammers.

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02:01

Border wall called threat to tribal sovereignty in new report "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The wall along the U.S. border with Mexico has damaged and destroyed sacred sites, according to a new report.

02:00

Tim Giago: Native America loses a great journalist "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Adrian C. Louis, the 'half-breed' author, poet and journalist, has passed on.

02:00

The rise and demise of RSS The Loop

I am still a big fan of RSS. I dont know if its dead or not but its a shame its not more popular.

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01:53

iOS 12: the MacStories review The Loop

This will be the first of many reviews of iOS 12, available today.

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00:29

Shot on iPhone XS Apples experiments in 4K, slo-mo, and time-lapse The Loop

This is a marketing piece from Apple, showing off the iPhone X. Note that the headline on Apples YouTube page uses iPhone XS. Capital S, not lower-case. As I said in this post, I do think Apple will settle on iPhone Xs, with a lower-case s.

That aside, the video embedded in the main Loop post is a bit of fun, with the real payoff (at least for me), in that last planetary bodies slo-mo shot. Pretty good for a phone camera.

00:21

The iPhone Xs, Dual SIM, and Apples preferred capitalization The Loop

You can use two cellular plans with your iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max, a nano-SIM, and an eSIM. An eSIM is a digital SIM that allows you to activate a cellular plan from your carrier without having to use a physical nano-SIM. Heres how to set up and use a cellular plan using an eSIM.

Follow the headline link to the Apple knowledge base article (big hat tip to Loop follower and furniture maker J. Leko) and dig in.

Side note: The new iPhone branding is all over the place. In this post, its Xs. On Apples front page, its X, and on a variety of other pages, its XS. I think Apple is going for X and, if typing the s-in-a-square is not practical, Xs. I suspect the XS was inadvertent and will slowly disappear.

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00:09

Dont forget to back up your iPhone or iPad before you download iOS 12 The Loop

iOS 12 is coming later today. If you havent already, follow the advice in Dave Smiths headline and back up your device before you dive into the new shiny.

One comment on the iCloud backup process. I believe the proper path is:

  • Launch Settings
  • Tap your name
  • Scroll down and tap your phone name (for me, the first line in the 3rd section)
  • Tap iCloud Backup
  • Tap Back Up Now

Enjoy iOS 12.

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00:05

Apple Stores add gorgeous new graphic panels, 3D feature bays The Loop

Michael Steeber, 9to5Mac:

Ahead of next Fridays iPhone and Apple Watch launches, Apple is rolling out fresh new artwork and eye-popping displays to its retail stores. Vivid graphic panels promote the upcoming iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and Apple Watch Series 4, while feature bays showcasing Apple services, apps, and third-party accessories are headlined by unique new molded iconography.

Eye-popping. Love that. Follow the link, check out the pictures in Michaels post. They truly do look gorgeous. Worth a trip to my local Apple Store to check these out in person.

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Monday, 17 September

23:53

AirPower scrubbed The Loop

From this 9to5Mac article, last week:

Apple has seemingly updated its website today, removing all mentions of AirPower except in one place. Looking at the AirPods product page, Apple mentions the optional wireless charging case, noting that it is currently unavailable. The charging case is placed on what appears to be the AirPower mat, along with the iPhone X.

Previously, the iPhone Xs product page mentioned AirPower, noting that it would be available sometime in 2018. However, with the introduction of iPhone XS and iPhone XR, Apple has removed that reference since iPhone X is no longer being sold.

Now, add this quote from the wrap-up at the end of John Grubers Thoughts and Observations on Apples iPhone XS/XR and Series 4 Apple Watch Introductory Event, posted Saturday:

I wrote about AirPowers absence earlier this week. What Ive heard, third-hand but from multiple little birdies, is that AirPower really is well and truly fucked. Something about the multi-coil design getting too hot way too hot. There are engineers who looked at AirPowers design and said it could never work, thermally, and now those same engineers have that told you so smug look on their faces. Last year Apple was apparently swayed by arguments that they could figure out a way to make it not get hot. They were, clearly, wrong. I think theyve either had to go completely back to the drawing board and start over with an entirely different design, or theyve decided to give up and they just dont want to say so.

I can only imagine this whole AirPower experience is a lesson learned for the powers-that-be at Apple. Engineering is a complex thing, and not every engineering problem can be solved, as least not in a timely fashion. Pre-announcing product requires a certain hubris and, ultimately, can lead down a rabbit hole of unmet expectations.

Lesson learned is, ultimately, a good thing.

Side note, John Grubers event writeup is chock-full of interesting nuggets and well worth your time. I especially like the section on capitalization, and the confusion of XS/XR vs Xs/Xr, not to mention those little squares. Great stuff.

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23:46

Justice Peter McClellan Criticizes Lack of Accountability of the Office of DPP "IndyWatch Feed National"

Justice Peter McClellan (ABC)

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

Here at GumshoeNews there has been much coverage of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. And lately there has been coverage of Fiona Barnetts and Rachel Vaughans testimony to the ITNJ the International Tribunal for Natural Justice an ad hoc group of people who couldnt stand it anymore.

Both women told of their direct experience of extreme abuse as children and their witnessing of murders. Both told of their shocking inability to get help from the authorities. I have been developing the theme that such behaviour by persons in government office is plainly criminal.

I have also proposed, mainly with regard to the Martin Bryant case (he is in his 23rd year of imprisonment and is not allowed to speak) that a trial can be handled outrageously by a DPP a Director of Pub...

23:33

Lisa Jackson, the iPhone/Apple Watch event, and Apples fundamental strategy shift The Loop

Horace Dediu, Asymco:

I think Lisa Jacksons presentation at the September 2018 iPhone launch event was perhaps the most interesting and most profound.

Lisa Jackson is Apples Vice President Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives. Heres a link to her Apple Leadership page.

At the Apple Event, Lisa laid out three things Apple will have to do to eliminate the need to mine new materials from the Earth.

  1. Sourcing recycled or renewable materials for all products.
  2. Ensure that Apple products last as long as possible.
  3. After a long life of use, ensure that they are recycled properly.

This second point is the focus of Apples strategy shift, and of Horaces excellent article.

More from the article:

One premise of investing in durable goods hardware companies is that value depends on frequency of upgrades. If products are not replaced frequently they do not generate revenues and the company selling them ends up growing very slowly if at all.

And this is the core of the matter. Apple cannot continue to grow their device sales forever. The market saturates, and the only way to succeed in a saturated market is via planned obsolescent. In other words, theyd have to purposely build phones designed to last for a very limited time.

Yet, Apple seems focused on doing the opposite. They are releasing iOS 12 today, and have worked hard to make sure this latest OS runs on older phones, as far back as 2013s iPhone 5s.

Why would Apple do this? Heres why:

Fundamentally, Apple is betting on having customers not selling them products.

And:

And if Apple can keep its base satisfied, they can continue to grow the services part of their business. And thats key.

Terrific, insightful piece by Horace Dediu, read the whole thing.

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22:02

Judge Jeanine Blasts Sen Feinstein , 2373 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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22:02

Nigeria floods kill more than 100 "IndyWatch Feed World"

More than 100 people have died in floods after Nigeria's two major rivers burst their banks, authorities say. The National Emergency Management Agency (Nema) says heavy rains caused the Niger River and Benue River to overflow. It has resulted in a series of floods across the country over two weeks, with rural areas most vulnerable. The government is urging residents along waterways to relocate to safe places. Thousands of people have been displaced and vast swathes of farmlands have been destroyed by the floods in central and southern Nigeria

22:01

State AG's - Break Up Google & Facebook?, 2372 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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22:01

Nunes, FBI Created Then Leaked Fake News, 2375 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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22:01

Nunes Will Declassify 70 Depositions, 2374 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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22:00

Retrospectives Of The Financial Crisis Are Leaving Out The Most Important PartIts Victims "IndyWatch Feed War"

Because Im a masochist, Ive read as many retrospectives as I could about the 10th anniversary of the fateful failure of Lehman Brothers, the emblematic event of the financial crisis. And I cant help but notice a gaping hole in the narratives. Ive heard from Lew Ranieri, the Salomon Brothers trader who invented the mortgage bond in the 1980s, and now regrets it. Ive heard bailout architects Ben Bernanke, Hank Paulson, and Tim Geithner justify their beliefs in doing whatever it took to save the banks. Ive endured you-are-there narratives about bankers and policymakers racing to rescue the financial system. Wonks, pundits, and reporters have all offered thoughts on the crisis origins, the response, and its ultimate meaning. It seems the only people not consulted for their perspective were those most powerfully affected by the crisis impact...

22:00

Carine Hutsebaut: Satanic Evil Should Not Be Ignored "IndyWatch Feed National"

I must admit that even I, as a child psychologist, have found some of it very difficult to listen to in particular the anal cutting for sex at 30months of one of the Australian female witnesses Rachel Vaughn, the caged children who had never seen the light of day noted in hers or Fiona Barnetts testimony and the concept of foetuses being shocked in the womb from Jay Parker or Ronald Bernards testimony were all really gutting. How do we get around the problem of people just not wanting to hear this stuff?

Videos below.  Your strength today is a gift to all children in the morrow.

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22:00

Trump On Track To Flipping Over 50 Seats From Red To Blue "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Trump loves it that the midterms are all about him and seems oblivious-- at least most of the time-- that he's going tp get the blame for the Republican apocalypse... and probably get impeached too boot. He'll finally get to truthfully boast that he's starring in a TV show with high ratings. No one can doubt that Trump is driving voters participation-- and on all levels. He's got people so worked up that even conservatives in local elections-- like the 6 hapless right-wing IDC members of the New York state Senate last week-- are feeling the results of pissed off, riled up Democratic voters.

Over the weekend, writing for The Hill, Reid Wilson took a look at the soaring 2018 primary turnout across the country. "More than 40 million Americans voted in primaries this year, a staggering increase from four years ago and a sign of virtually unprecedented voter enthusiasm ahead of the midterm elections. Primary voter turnout was higher than in 2014 for both Democrats and Republicans in most states across the country-- though Democrats have a decided advantage. Through Thursdays vote in New York, more than 22.7 million Democrats had cast ballots in party primaries, compared with just 13.8 million in 2014. Among Republicans, 19.3 million showed up to vote, an increase from the 15.5 million who voted in GOP primaries four years ago."

Look at those numbers. In the last midterms 15.5 million Republicans and just 13.8 million Democrats voted. This year, the "Trump factor" has has brought out almost 4 million more Republicans. That's a lot more Republicans, rig...

21:59

SOTT FOCUS: NewsReal: The Skripal Saga: Why Context is Everything "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two Russian 'GRU' agents have been exposed as the perpetrators in the attempted murder-by-chemical-weapon of Sergei and Yulia Skripal. Their own story doesn't add up, but their movements are also inconsistent with the claims against them, and they appeared on TV (like no real active intelligence agent ever does). Missing, as always, from the mainstream narrative of the 'Skripal Saga' is all-important context: Why Russia, why chemical weapons, why now, and why, in a world of 'full-spectrum' surveillance possibilities - not least complete retrospective psychographic profiles of anyone even remotely connected with civilization - can they not give us a straight story about what happened? If you're happy to 'pick a side' and root for it in this debate, then don't watch this show. If, however, unlike most people on the planet - and virtually all Western politicians (elected and unelected) - you're interested in getting as close to the truth of this matter as possible, then, by all means, have a listen as Joe & Niall do their best cutting through the lies and innuendo to reveal what this game is all about. Running Time: 01:08:43 Download: OGG, MP3 Listen live, chat, and call in to future shows on the SOTT Radio Network!

21:58

Making hope possible in Wales: interview with Plaid Cymru leadership candidates "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

openDemocracy interviews the three candidates for leader of Plaid Cymru about the future of Wales and the UK.

Editors note: Plaid Cymru currently has a leadership election, in which the Assembly Members Adam Price and Rhun Ap Iorwerth are standing against the incumbent Leanne Wood. openDemocracy asked them all the same five questions, heres how they responded. - Adam

Leanne Wood

The British State is in crisis. Scottish independence and Irish unity seem possible within a decade. How can Plaid grow the movement for Welsh independence?

It's ironic, isn't it, that the flag-waving Little Englander mentality that powered the Brexit vote could see the British state dismantled. Polls show that Irish unity and Scottish independence are likely to become realities and that is also a game changer for Wales. Being part of a Greater England or striking out as an independent nation is the stark choice now for Wales. The growing national pride we are seeing in Wales can be seen with the rise of Yes Cymru and diverse groups such as Welsh Football Fans for Independence. That's in part because we're seeing the naked contempt with which the Tory government in London treats Wales whether it's cancelling high-speed rail, scrapping Swansea Tidal Lagoon or re-naming the Severn Bridge. The Labour Government in Wales is failing to stand up for Wales and our interests, which is why it's so important that independence is seen as a viable alternative to the status quo.

That why I've called for a Welsh Independence Convention, on the lines of that developed in Scotland in the run-up to the referendum there. This would bring together all aspects of Welsh society and a breadth of organisations united behind one goal to win independence for Wales by building up a mass movement. No single party can win independence in isolation we need civic society to back the project. Plaid Cymru is the cutting edge of that movement in the political sphere.

How can Plaid win young voters in the age of Corbyn?

Young voters...

21:56

Joe DiGenova - FBI's Top Lawyer Has Flipped "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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21:53

Get Ready for All Hell to Break Loose "IndyWatch Feed World"

Above the Nazi trials at Nuremberg 1946


 

By Capt. Dave Bertrand, Ret.

The recent Executive Order is the beginning of things to come for the Deep State conspirators in their attempt to rig the midterm elections this November. In additionCertain media types and others in the FBI, DoJ and CIA that conspired to spy, leak intel, and their attempt(s) to undermine the people of the United States could (and will) face Treasonous charges.

What will follow (after the Kavanaugh appointment to SCOTUS) September 20th is being referred to as the MOAB when the hammer falls and indictments will follow.

The combination of Kavanaughs appointment and a planned Emergency Broadcast (Test) on the morning of September 20th, the probability of a major disclosure that afternoon, is the MOAB hammer [which in-turn] will likely cause the Deep State to launch a false flag involving a massive grid crash in the northeast and possibly along the west coast [to censor news].

Grid blackouts would be the least of Americas problem, but other false flag possibilities could take place, because the MOAB will cause panic among those facing Treason. (This would be a good time to have enough water and food stored, plus a full tank of gas).

Trump is one step ahead and the panic is increasing everyday as Communist Dems pull for straws in their attempt to sway public opinion and to encourage political support for themselves and against this president. This coup is advancing to levels never seen before in the history of our United States as Communism a.k.a. Social Justice / Progressivism is expected to collapse from within as truth is forced upon the fakestream media.

They will NOT be able to hide the truth, but will declare Trump a Fascist Dictator.

We will witness the top treasonous players going-down in real time and the BIG BONUS is the fact.theyre ALL TIED to Hussein and Hillary.

The counter-coup move by Trump and Military Intelligencealong with FBI and DoJ (under Sessions) has to happen before the midterm elections when history shows the opposing political party usually takes control of Congress, but this time.we are witnessing an overt attempt by Communists, [influenced by foreign identities] attempting to take control of our Constitutional Republic.

That is why the latest Executive Order is meant for opening the door and paving the way to THEIR prosecution.Military Tribunals Coming.

Dave Bertrand

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21:51

LLVM 7.0 Is Ready For Release "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The LLVM/Clang 7.0 release had been running a bit behind schedule and warranted a third release candidate, but this week LLVM 7.0.0 is now ready to ship...

21:50

Villa Borghese "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Villa Borghese in Rome is an art museum in a 17th-century palace, and it is surrounded by 200 acres (80 hectares) of gardens that are now a public park.

The villa was built for Cardinal Scipione Borghese, who was the nephew of Pope Paul V and Bernini's main patron. That's him above, as Bernini rendered him.

The architect of the villa was Flaminio Ponzio, but he is said to have worked from sketches by Borghese himself. At the time this was a vineyard at the edge Rome, and Borghese used it as a summer retreat and to house such of his art collection as would not fit into his apartments at the Vatican.


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21:50

Is The Deep State on its Way Out? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Earthling the old world economy is being phased out. there is only slavery to hold it all together there is only illusion only fear the constant fear coming out from the mainstream media holds the obsolete old financial system together.

In the new financial system we will all do better as a whole, in a unified financial system, where we do not have to compete with our neighbours in order to feed ourselves and prosper.

The public is not highly aware of what is going on behind the scenes so once you figure it out it will be you, who can help them comprehend what will seem quite sudden and unexpected for many who falsely believed the illuminati financial bubble would continue forever.

Just because a person chooses not to know, does not mean progress of the species does not continue onwards.

By design, the global financial system is breaking down, currencies are declining and markets are detached. In due course, the entire system will break down. This is the secret President Trump has let out to the public. Next, there will be a public explanation why the Fed should not be in charge of the financial system, which is no longer a secret to our regular readers.

The global economy is imploding and cannot sustain itself much longer. The new QFS-system has been put in place and was designed to allow the new global economy to seamlessly transit into the new quantum financial system.

The RV is set to begin at the right time, these transactions will be the starting signal for the QFS. The new quantum financial system QFS has been embedded and is ready to replace the current monetary fiat system. All banks in the meantime went from the old SWIFT System to the new CIPS-money transfer System.

Once the RV begins, all countries would begin re-issuing new gold/asset-backed currency under the new quantum financial system (QFS). Expect many changes to happen at once. A whole series of dominoes will start to tumble, as mass arrests begin. GESARA will officially be launched. Remember, the Truth is setting us free!

Already about 10 years ago, a global effort was started to establish a new financial system, called the global reset, in which sovereign wealth-based currencies for global exchange would trim down the unwarranted power of the banksters, who have continuously fomented wars across the planet. This change is now steadfastly becoming a reality.

The move to end the dollar dominance was initiated a decade ago from Asia, where most of the hard assets are located that formed the backbone...

21:50

China to ban online Christian content in exactly the same way Facebook and YouTube are banning Christian videos in America "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

China to ban online Christian content in exactly the same way Facebook and YouTube are banning Christian videos in America By Vicki Batts  News Target The similarities between communist China and Silicon Valley are just too much to ignore. Now the...

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21:49

ACT for America Declares Culture War "IndyWatch Feed War"

American Thinker, by Andrew E. Harrod, September 15, 2018: America is under attack.  Our country is being transformed before our very eyes, ACT for America founder Brigitte Gabriel stated on September 4 in a ballroom in Crystal City at Virginias Hyatt Regency hotel.  ACTs tenth-anniversary Continue reading

21:45

All Brexit outcomes will entail costs for the UK "IndyWatch Feed World"

The International Monetary Fund has given a bleak assessment of the UKs prospects as the country counts down towards leaving the European Union.

Presenting a report on the UK economy to the UK Treasury on Monday, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said that all Brexit outcomes will entail costs for the UK economy.

Any Brexit deal will not be as good as the current smooth process by which goods, people and services move now, Ms Lagarde said.

The IMF boss warned that a more disruptive Brexit would lead to a significantly worse outcome, adding that the range of Brexit issues left to prepare for was daunting.

Ms Lagarde said that the UK would need to negotiate 63 trade deals in the event of a no-deal departure from the European Union.

That is a heck of a lot of work, she said.

Ms Lagarde said a no-deal Brexit would lead to a reduction in size of the UK economy, and that new post-Brexit trade deals were unlikely to offset the cost of leaving the EU.

This made it critical to reach a deal with the EU in order to avoid large costs to the UK economy, she added.

The IMF said it forecasts UK economic at 1.5% this year and next, assuming the UK and EU reach a broad Brexit agreement.

Its projections are down from the 1.75% growth seen in the 2016/7 financial year, driven by Brexit-related facts, it said.

IT WILL BE A HARD BREXIT (unless it can be reversed by Corbyn and co.)

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21:43

Republicans under pressure over Trumps nomination for top court "IndyWatch Feed War"


Woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault identifies herself ahead of scheduled vote
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Brett Kavanaugh denied the allegations of an attack last week AP

By Sam Fleming in Washington 


Republicans came under pressure to delay the process of confirming President Donald Trumps nominee for the Supreme Court after a woman who had accused him of sexual assault identified herself publicly in a newspaper interview.

Christine Blasey Ford, 51, told the Washington Post that Brett Kavanaugh had attacked her when they were teenagers. Ms Ford, now a research psychologist in California, said he had pinned her to a bed at a party when she was 15 and covered her mouth.

I thought he might inadvertently kill me, the Post quoted Ms Ford as saying. He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.

Mr Kavanaugh categorically denied the allegations of an attack last week after a New Yorker article published details of the alleged incident without including the name of the accuser.

Following weeks of hearings the Judiciary Committee has been preparing for a vote on Thursday to advance the nomination of Mr Kavanaugh. He had appeared to be on a smooth path to entering the Supreme Court in October until the allegations surfaced.

The judge has been chosen by Mr Trump to fill a vacancy on the countrys highest court created by the departure of Anthony Kennedy.

It is in the hands of the FBI to conduct an investigation. This should happen before the Senate moves forward on this nominee

On Sunday night Jeff Flake, a Republican senator and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told US media outlets that he was uncomfortable proceeding with the confirmation without hearing more details about the allegations.

Earlier Chuck Schumer, t...

21:37

The burning border problem. Is it a gnat or a camel? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Only two things  are sure about the Brexit arguments.  Over the border issue theyre hotting up inside the Conservative party. And the binary nature of the exchanges between Theresa and Boris produces only deadlock as binary arguments tend to do.

In her BBC interview no doubt she believes shes defending the precious, precious Union and the will of the Northern Ireland people. But as interviewer Nick Robinson might have reminded  her, they voted in favour of Remain. Does it really help the cause of the Union or the GFA settlement to force a choice between  No Deal and the Union?

The European Union had basically put two offers on the table. Either the UK stays in the single market and the customs union effectively in the EU that would have betrayed the vote of the British people, she said.

Or, on the other side, a basic free trade agreement but carving Northern Ireland out and effectively keeping Northern Ireland in the European Union and Great Britain out. That would have broken up the United Kingdom, or could have broken up the United Kingdom. Both of those were unacceptable to the UK.

We said no were going to put our own proposal forward and thats what Chequers is about It unblocked the negotiations.

What many of these other plans are based on is moving the border. You dont solve the issue of no hard border by having a hard border 20km inside Northern Ireland, or 20km inside Ireland. It is still a hard border, the prime minister said.

What weve done is listen to the people of Northern Ireland They dont want a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. The only proposal that has been put forward that delivers on them not having that hard border, and ensures that we dont carve up the United Kingdom, is the Chequers plan.

But who has suggested that checks should be limited to 20 kms either side of the border of from ports in GB?  To be fair to Rees Mogg and co., what they were saying isnt much different from the practical measures all sides are now examining the difference being the elephant in the room or is it a camel? the relationship with the  customs union.

In the Daily Telegraph  Boris Johnson again lets his metaphors run away with him

To understand the origin of the disaster, you need to go back a few hundred paces to a fatal patch of oil on the road. It is called the Irish backstop. That was where the skid began. If we are to get out of this mess, and get the great Bri...

21:35

Washingtons Long War on Syria Isnt About to End "IndyWatch Feed War"

by Stephen Gowans, September 10, 2018 The United States has a new strategy for Syria, according to The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. The new direction, however, is simply the old, largely unrecognized, one, transformed from a de facto status to official one by presidential authorization. In other words, an aggressive US policy on Syria will continue to be implementedone the US president had, for a time, openly mused about reversing, but has now accepted. The strategy, crafted by the steady state, and now acquiesced to by the US president, features the continued illegal and indefinite occupation of roughly one-third of Syrian territory by US forces as well as US interference in Syrian attempts to liberate Idlib from the control of Al Qaeda forces allied to Washington, its Arab monarchist collaborators, and their partner, Israel. It also features US pressure, military and otherwise, to confront Iranian forces and to drive them out of Syria. The overarching goal of the strategy, clearly articulated by US officials, is to dictate the form, nature and raison

21:34

Who should represent Arkansas for the next 100 years? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Bart HesterSen. James Paul Clarkes statue at the U.S. Capitol, near the entrance.

By Steve Brawner,   2018 by Steve Brawner Communications, Inc.

What two historical Arkansans are most deserving of one of the states highest honors and would best represent it before the nation and world? Read the rest

The post Who should represent Arkansas for the next 100 years? appeared first on independentarkansas.com.

21:32

As Families Become Outlaws to Treat Epilepsy with Cannabis, Colorado Kids Can Now Bring It To School "IndyWatch Feed World"

Eagle, CO Fourth-grader Quintin Lovato suffers from epilepsy and Tourettes syndrome, and for most of his life, these conditions have made living a normal life nearly impossible for him. Quintin had trouble with basic functions, and could barely walk until his family discovered the healing power of cannabis oil. Luckily, Quintin lives in Colorado, where cannabis is legal and considered medicine, and he has been able to treat his debilitating conditions with the herb legally.

Quintin has seen radical improvements in his condition thanks to cannabis, and it has helped him to start living a normal life. Quintin has even been able to take his medicine to school this year so that he can be in his best shape for class

Its the first day of school where Quintin gets to take his cannabis to school, his mother Hannah Lovato told KDVR.

I honestly think if he wasnt taking cannabis for his seizures and Tourettes he probably I dont know if hed be going to public school to be honest with you, Hannah added.

Quintins reading teacher Terry Plain is now a believer, after seeing the results in her student for herself.

Q was so sluggish all the time. He would come to school not ready to learn at all, Plain said.

However, now that he is on the cannabis oil, Plain says that the results are miraculous.

He lit up. He was wide-eyed. He was noticing things. He was engaged in learning, Plain said.

Unfortunately, some of the states regulations are putting Quintin and his family in a bit of an awkward situation. Quintin needs his medication a few times a day so it can remain active, but due to state regulations, his mother has to be the one to give him the medication. Hannah needs to take her son out of class on a regular basis to give him his medicine, but this type of constant parental involvement has led to teasing and bullying.

A lot of bullying. Why cant you go through the school day without your mommy? Hannah said.

The teasing has gotten so...

21:30

Massive Government Corruption Revelations Will Trump the Swamp (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Massive Government Corruption Revelations Will Trump the Swamp Video America Intelligence Media Betsy and Thomas decode the Trump Tweets of September 15 and 16, 2018. Trump retweets a Devin Nunes video clip which points to the possibility of full...

The post Massive Government Corruption Revelations Will Trump the Swamp (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:30

Thomas Jefferson: True Federalism = State & Local Sovereignty "IndyWatch Feed War"

Revolutionary war soldier

True Federalism.

The way to have good and safe government is not to trust it all to one, but to divide it among the many, distributing to every one exactly the functions he is competent to.

Let the national government be entrusted with the defense of the nation, and its foreign and federal relations; the State governments with the civil rights, law, police, and administration of what concerns the State generally; the counties with the local concerns of the counties, and each ward direct the interests within itself.

It is by dividing and subdividing these republics from the great national one down through all its subordinations, until it ends in the administration of every mans farm by himself; by placing under every one what his own eye may superintend, that all will be done for the best.

What has destroyed liberty and the rights of man in every government which has ever existed under the sun? The generalizing and concentrating all cares and powers into one body.

Thomas Jefferson

Source

21:29

Do Boys Have a Comparative Advantage in Math and Science? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Even with a question mark my title, Do Boys Have a Comparative Advantage in Math and Science, is likely to appear sexist. Am I suggesting the boys are better at math and science than girls? No, I am suggesting they might be worse.

Consider first the so-called gender-equality paradox, namely the finding that countries with the highest levels of gender equality tend to have the lowest ratios of women to men in STEM education. Stoet and Geary put it well:

Finland excels in gender equality (World Economic Forum, 2015), its adolescent girls outperform boys in science literacy, and it ranks second in European educational performance (OECD, 2016b). With these high levels of educational performance and overall gender equality, Finland is poised to close the STEM gender gap. Yet, paradoxically, Finland has one of the worlds largest gender gaps in college degrees in STEM fields, and Norway and Sweden, also leading in gender-equality rankings, are not far behind (fewer than 25% of STEM graduates are women). We will show that this pattern extends throughout the world

(Recent papers have found the paradox holds in other measures of education such as MOOCs and in other measures of behavior and personality. Hat tip on these: Rolf Degen.)

Two explanations for this apparent paradox have been offered. First, countries with greater gender equality tend to be richer and have larger welfare states than countries with less gender equality. As a result, less is riding on choice of career in the richer, gender-equal countries. Even if STEM fields pay more, we would expect small differences in personality that vary with gender would become more apparent as income increases. Paraphrasing John Adams, only in a rich country are people feel free to pursue their interests more than their needs. If women are somewhat less interested in STEM fields than men, then we would expect this difference to become more apparent as income increases.

A second explanation focuses on ability. Some people argue that more men than women have extraordinary ability levels in math and science because of greater male variability in most characteristics. Lets put that hypothesis to the side. Instead, lets think about individuals and their relative abilities in reading, science and maththis what Stoe...

21:26

China Syndrome: Wider crackdowns on faith, Xi dictates to religions "IndyWatch Feed War"

The services at the Zion Church were different from usual on Sunday. A lot different.

Instead of having 1,300 or so congregants pack into their usual space in northern Beijing, the members of the church walked the streets in small groups, listening to a downloaded sermon on their cellphones.

Pastor Jin Mingri was forced to disseminate his sermon this way after the Chinese authorities shut down his church a week ago, declaring it illegal.

This is part of a comprehensive war against religion, Jin said in an interview. The Communist Party has begun to see religion as a competitor. Its not just [Protestant] Christianity, but also Catholicism, Buddhism and Islam. They want all of us to pledge our loyalty to the party.

All of the five religions officially tolerated by Chinese leaders Buddhism, Catholicism, Daoism, Islam and Protestantism are now experiencing draconian treatment from the government of President Xi Jinping, who has stoked nationalism and promoted loyalty to the Communist Party in ways not seen in decades.

By Anna Fifield

21:25

Trump"s Reckless Hostility Unites China and Russia "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Russia and China appear at least for now to have overcome their historic mutual suspicion and animosity. In the over-heated imagination of many Russians, China often appears to be the modern incarnation of the Mongol hordes of the past that held ancient Rus in feudal thrall. Russians still call China Kitai, or Cathay.

21:24

Looting starts during Hurricane "IndyWatch Feed World"

A major emergency brings out the best in some people, but in others it brings out the absolute worst.  Shocking images of dozens of people ransacking a Family Dollar store in Wilmington, North Carolina have stunned the nation.  This happened in broad daylight, and many of the looters didnt even seem to care that a television news crew was filming them.  Sadly, this always seems to happen whenever a major disaster takes place.  Our established social order is so vulnerable, and so many people out there will gladly take advantage of others if they believe that there is an opportunity to get away with it.  If this is how people will behave during a storm, how will they act once things start getting really bad in this country?

At this hour, Florence continues to dump massive amounts of rain on the Mid-Atlantic region, and now the death toll is up to 18.  It is being reported that more than 640,000 people are without power, and the National Hurricane Center says that more catastrophic flooding is coming as Florence remains stationary over the Carolinas.

Major roads all over North Carolina and South Carolina have been flooded, and some parts of Interstate 95 have had to be shut down.

The flooding is already so bad that the city of Wilmington has been completely cut off from the rest of North Carolina, and that is where the Family Dollar store was looted.  One reporter was able to capture raw footage of the looting in progress, and you can see that video on YouTube right here.

This is one of the most disturbing things that I have seen in a long time.

How can people behave like that?

According to one news report, many of the looters were carrying things back to a public housing project right across the street

Footage from local news station WECT shows dozens of people carrying any items they could get their hands on out of the store and back to a public housing community called Houston Moore.

While there were no members of law enforcement on the scene due to managements request, police enacted a curfew for the area from 5pm Saturday to 6am Sunday.

They also said many of the alleged looters could be identified in WECTs video. They encouraged locals to report anyone t...

21:23

The International Medical Council on Vaccination: Significant Risk Of Harm "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

How safe is vaccination? To hear it from proponents of the vaccine industry, vaccines are based on rock-solid science that proves them to be completely safe and widely effective.    from: https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/salud/salud_vacunas67.htm (click link for full story) To hear it from proponents of the vaccine industry, vaccines are based on rock-solid science that proves them []

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21:22

LATIN AMERICAN RIGHTS GROUP ALLEGES COVER-UP OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT DEATH, ADMITS NO PROOF "IndyWatch Feed World"

  • LULAC claimed that an illegal immigrant inmate was beaten to death by corrections officers and another was put into a coma.
  • The GEO Group, which runs the prison, denied the beatings.
  • LULAC admitted there is not proof of a death and is calling for the prison to be shut down.

A Latin American civil rights organization claimed that guards in a Texas federal detention center beat a group of illegal immigrant inmates so severely that one inmate died, but prison accounts dispute the allegation and the organization is walking back its claim.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) held a press conference on Sept. 6 accusing a handful of corrections officers of brutally beating three Hispanic inmates at Big Springs Flightline Correctional Facility after the sister of Jose David Garache-Munoz, one of the aforementioned inmates, contacted LULAC with the claim.

One [inmate] has died while in custody in the Hole as a result of the terrible beat down, LULACs civil rights chair, Agustin Pinedo, said in a press release. But Pinedo told The Daily Caller News Foundation that LULAC has not been able to substantiate the death.

LULAC President Domingo Garcia told TheDCNF that they have not been able to confirm the death but said that multiple prisoners believe the inmate in question is dead because hes missing. Garcia explained that the organization received their information from various inmates, who have corroborated Garache-Munozs account.

While Garcia believes the missing inmate was killed, he suggested other possibilities, including that he was moved to another detention facility and is in fact alive. But LULACs press release did not include any alternative scenarios and only said that the inmate was killed by prison staff.

LULAC alleged that Garache-Munoz was savagely beaten into unconsciousness after officers entered his jail cell on the night of Aug. 11. After handcuffing and pepper spraying him, the guards reportedly dragged Garache-Munoz into an area not viewable by security cameras and attacked him until he was convulsing, leaving him in a coma for five days.

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21:22

Our empire is coming to an end, says Ron Paul "IndyWatch Feed World"

Seems to one of the few sane leaders left inside America?

Former Congressman Ron Paul weighed in on the actions of the United States as it struggles to preserve its empire, and how Russia gets scapegoated in this process.

The US effort to preserve its global dominance is a costly endeavor based on threats and keeping the American people in the dark about what is going on, former US congressman and libertarian politician Ron Paul told RT.

Paul, who heads an institute named after himself, says he and his colleagues are trying to alert Americans about the dangers of Washingtons foreign policy, which, he believes, will ultimately be detrimental to American interest.

In the Ron Paul Institute, many believe that what we are trying to do is maintain a modern day empire, he said, and that requires a lot of force and a lot of lying too to misinform people in order for the American people to go along with it.

Washingtons casual use of sanctions, or threats thereof, is one example of this strong-arm approach. Just this week, US envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, bragged on Fox News that the US sanctions against Iran were suffocating them.

If people dont do what we want and obey us, then we put sanctions on them. To me that is the same as war effort when you do this. I think the threats are terrible, sanctions are terrible on principle, Ron Paul said.

In the long term it will be detrimental to the United States, because its very costly and its undermining our alliances with anybody that we want to work with, he warned. People are getting tired of us throwing our weight around and putting on sanctions and believing that everybody has to act exactly as we say.

Paul also said he believed the US policy in Syria, which is based on a necessity to oppose Iranian influence there even if it means allying with groups like Al Qaeda, was very dangerous. The Trump administration is making sure that we are on the side, who will remain very anti-Iran, and that puts us into a situation, where we have to be anti-Russia too, he said.

This is not the first time Congressman Paul has spoken about this problem. In January of this year he a...

21:20

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

170918OBEC ANNOUNCES BYELECTION DATES
New Dawn FM News
The people of HALIA, TAONITA TEOP and KONGARA commemorated Papua New Guineas 43rd Independence celebrations bearing in mind that they now would have their constituency members elected in the upcoming ABG Bye-election announced by the Bougainville Electoral Commissioner last Friday.
The By election would be for the HALIA seat, the TAONITA TEOP seat and the KONGARA seat which remain vacant since 2017.
Bougainville Electoral Commissioner, GEORGE MANU announced that writs would be issued on Friday 21st, September, 2018.
And nominations will be opened for two days starting Monday 24th September and closing on Wednesday 26th September.
Polling will open on Monday 15th October and close on Friday 19th October.
MR. MANU said that Counting will open on Monday 22nd October and close on Friday October 26th, 2018.
And writs will be returned on Monday 29th October, 2018.

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21:20

U.S. Kicks Out PLO Envoy "IndyWatch Feed War"

Palestinians cheer Hamas leader Ismail Haniya at the border with Israel (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)Palestinians cheer Hamas leader Ismail Haniya at the border with Israel (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

After just closing the diplomatic offices of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) for its intransigence regarding the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the U.S. revoked the visas of the PLO envoy and his family.

The PLO was founded in 1964 for the purpose of the liberation of Palestine. Its main modus operandi has been armed struggle and is known for using violence against civilians. The U.S. considered the PLO a terrorist organization until the Madrid Conference in 1991.

The move comes on the heels of the murder of an Israeli-American father of four in Israel Sunday, September 16, 2018 by a 17-year-old terrorist from the city of Hebron, known for its Hamas supporters.

Various Palestinian groups praised the attack, including the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military wing of Fatah, the ruling party of the Palestinian Authority.

We welcome the stabbing attack in Bethlehem, said Hamas spokesperson Abd Al-Latif Kanaoueu.

Islamic Jihad lauded the murder as anheroic stabbing.

The victim, Ari Fuld, 45, was returning from shopping and waiting at a bus stop when he was stabbed in the back by the teenager. He managed to shoot his attacker even though he was mortally wounded.

Incitement of children is common in extremist Pale...

21:17

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

170918FIVE WEEKS BOUGAINVILLE BYELECTIONS
New Dawn FM News
The Bougainville By-election announced by the Bougainville Electoral Commissioner, GEORGE MANU will be conducted in only five weeks.
With nominations, candidates will have only three days to nominate their candidacy that is between 24th September and 26th September.
Assistant Returning Officers will be accepting nominations in their districts on the first two days that is on the 24th and 25th September.
Nominations for the HALIA seat will take place at the OBEC office in Buka.
Nominations for Taonita Teop at the Tinputz District Office whilst the Assistant Returning Officer for KONGARA will be accepting nominations at the OBEC Central Regional Coordination office in Arawa.
Nominations on the final day 26th September will take place at the OBEC head office.
Candidates will have to pay their FIVE HUNDRED KINA nomination fees before they complete their nomination forms.

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21:17

Mattis Islam Denial: Insider Killings Are Counterinsurgency Killings "IndyWatch Feed War"

PJ Media, by Andrew G. Bostom, September 15, 2018: Trolling for yet more evidence of ignorance and incompetence, Bob Woodwards crude smear job, Fear, witlessly documented something else altogether: President Trumps honest, moral understanding of the Afghanistan morass, and its unconscionable impact on Continue reading

21:17

Julian Rose: Spirit Led Activism The True Power of the People "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Julian Rose

As the world is driven into a state of chaos by a combination of top down despotism and bottom up politically correct pacifism, seekers of the path sit in the lotus position contemplating their navels or drifting into the ether of another world.

Seeking to participate in inner spiritual disciplines can quite easily be used as an excuse for doing nothing. Nothing about anything that actually matters. Nothing that would constitute making a stand against the destruction going on all around us. I say can be quite easily used because many aspirants who fill spiritual seminars, workshops, conferences and retreats all over the planet, have adopted the popular view that they shouldnt be involved in confronting anything except possibly, themselves.

The claim they make is that trying to prevent something bad from happening goes against inner spiritual work. It is confrontational and therefore encourages a negative vibration, when what is called for is peace, love and tolerance.

This is an evasion of the simple human responsibility (response-ability) to act when faced by stark cases of injustice and cruelty. It is not a spiritual reaction at all; it is rather the opposite, a simple act of cowardice which hides behind metaphysical teachings that say one must go inward only, rather than outward, if one wants to do any good in the world. Such a convenient mantra for those who wish to avoid feeling or taking any responsibility for the shocking levels of cruelty and destruction which they themselves freely admit to witnessing, and indirectly supporting, on a daily level.

No such people say, we will make a better world only by meditating and changing the vibrational level from carbon to crystalline. It is not for us to do battle with the forces of evil that control this world. If they succeed in their ambitions and trash our planet in the process it is because evil is still more prevalent than good, so we must keep meditating in order to become more spiritual and avoid being caught up in any form of conflict!

Now the irony of this situation is really quite profound. Because what these spirit seekers are saying and doing assuming that at least some...

21:15

New Mexico Defendants Held Without Bail "IndyWatch Feed War"

Two of the New Mexico defendants Siraj ibn Wahhaj and Lucas Morton (Photo: Clarion Project)Two of the New Mexico defendants Siraj ibn Wahhaj and Lucas Morton (Photo: Clarion Project)

All five members of the Islamist jihadi cult discovered in New Mexico will be held without bail. A federal judge made the decision at their arraignment hearing, telling the defendants there was

clear and convincing evidence that you are a danger to the community.

The five were indicted on conspiracy and federal firearms charges last week after a roller coaster ride through the judicial system which first saw them arrested and then released on a technicality. The five were then rearrested by the FBI on the current charges.

Click here for a timeline of events surrounding the New Mexico Jihadi Cult

Based on evidence found at their compound in New Mexico (on land which they illegally occupied between December 2017 and August 2018) as well as testimony by some of the older of the starving 11 children whom local police rescued from the compound, federal prosecutors say the group had a common plan to prepare for violent attacks on government, military, educational and financial institutions.

The teenage children said they were being given military training to carry out jihadi school shootings, among other attacks.

The body of one of the children the three-year disabled son of one of the groups leaders was later found on the property. Reports contend he had been denied his medicine and was the victim of multiple Islamic exorcism rituals. During one such ritual, his heart stopped and he di...

21:15

WARNING NOTICE: WordPress.com is Part of #GoogleGestapo, Owns VaultPress (JetPack) All Truthers Are Vulnerable to WordPress.com Destruction of their Lifes Work with No BackUp "IndyWatch Feed War"

Robert David STEELE Vivas

WARNING NOTICE

This month I spent money I could ill afford to create an entirely new backup system completely independent of both my Internet Service Provider or ISP (DreamHost, who has affirmed to me that they support the 1st Amendment), and JetPack, the third party backup service.

JetPack is owned by VaultPress which is owned by WordPress.com which has demonstrated it lacks integrity in censoring truthers, particularly Sandy Hook truthers.

The core elements of #GoogleGestapo are Amazon, Facebook, Google, MeetUp, Twitter, and YouTube. Lesser lights include Reddit, Wikipedia, and WordPress.com.

At this time users of WordPress software (as opposed to those who contract for WordPress ISP) are not affected but it is only a matter of time before WordPress and JetPack are used to censor the public. It is time to develop replacements and bury WordPress as well as JetPack.

I continue to believe that a RICO investigation should be mounted against all of the above less DreamHost, a truly extraordinary ISP that I value greatly, with the best online chat trouble-shooting I have ever experienced. Title 7, anti-trust, breakups, should all be on the table.  More the point, Larry Ellison should be thinking about the post-Amazon cloud that does not need data centers and provides every end user with anonymity, identity, privacy, and security, not to be found within any element of #GoogleGestapo.

See Also:

#GoogleGestapo The Article

#GoogleGestapo The References (Dated)

#GoogleGestapo @ Phi Beta Iota

21:15

One-world-government Walter Cronkite: Im glad to sit at the right hand of Satan "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The late CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite was called the most trusted man in America in an opinion poll. He retired from anchoring the CBS Evening News in March 1981, succeeded by Dan fake news Rather. On October 19, 1999, Cronkite Continue reading

21:15

Benjamin Fulford: MI6 says cabal rule could collapse within three months "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Benjamin Fulford

There is a very real chance that Khazarian cabal rule will collapse over the next three months, and alternative power structures need to be made ready in time for that, according to British MI6 intelligence sources.  The trigger is expected to be arrests of senior cabalists in the U.S. starting in October, the sources say.

Pentagon sources, for their part, said, The Cabal has been deaf and blind for over two weeks, so big things should happen after Brett Kavanaughs Supreme Court confirmation.

Kavanaugh is poised to be confirmed after Yom Kippur on September 20 and on the same day, U.S. President Donald Trump may send texts to all cellphones to reach even more people than Twitter.  Furthermore, the sources say FEMA will also test the emergency broadcast system on all televisions, so this, when combined with wireless text alerts, will allow Trump to spread real news in real time and drop truth bombs.

The exact nature of what will be told to the American people through the emergency broadcast system is not yet clear.  However, last week representatives of the Swiss banking gnomes in Zurich, the Russian FSB, MI6, the Japanese royal family, and an Asian secret society all contacted the White Dragon Society (WDS) last week.  The fact that these sources, many of whom had ceased contact since the March 11, 2011 Fukushima nuclear and tsunami terrorist attack, suddenly popped out of the woodwork is a clear indication something huge is about to happen.

CIA sources connected to the secret bases in Antarctica say the sudden surge of activity in the intelligence community was related the sudden closure last week of seven solar observatories.  In particular, the sources say:

The Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico has been observing the sun since the Roswell incident.  They belong to a special

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21:13

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

170918 MEMBERS CAR TAKEN FOR OUTSTANDINGS
New Dawn FM News

A vehicle owned by the member for South Bougainville and deputy opposition leader, TIMOTHY MASIU was taken by a person claiming that the member owes him moneys from the 2017 National Elections.
The man identified only as MOSES from Kaitu village in the Konnou constituency in South Bougainville took the car from the member at LOUBAI bridge which is the same area another car was taken by the Konnou Mekaamui last year from former combatants.
The earlier vehicle was donated by the member for South Bougainville to the former combatants to carry out awareness in the Konnou area.
The vehicle was later given to the Konnou Mekaamui to use as their own.
The Konnou constituency remains to be the last place on Bougainville for normalcy to really take place.
The car was later taken over by Konnou Meekamui and brought back to the member this afternoon.

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21:12

The Latest Casualty of States Rights: Your Vote "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

From racial segregation to environmental destruction to voter suppression, the concepts of federalism and states rights have a long-running association with some of the worst outcomes of American conservatism.

And we may soon add endangering American democracy to that list. These political philosophies are being invoked to sink a key election-security bill at a time when midterm elections are being actively probed and prodded for weaknesses by potentially hostile nation-states.

The Secure Elections Act (SEA), which seemed poised to become a rare bipartisan slam-dunk, may not even make it to a vote now that the bill has been pulled from committee, reportedly under order of the Trump White House.

A White House spokesperson told Yahoo News that passing SEA could violate the principles of federalism, referring to the idea that states should remain sovereign over the federal government whenever possible and appropriate. These principles have long been the preferred ideological weapon for states and municipalities that feel or claim that the feds are infringing on their jurisdiction.

This is especially true in the realm of election administration.

Secretaries of state [are], in general, resistant to any sort of federal mandates on elections, MIT political science professor Charles Stewart III told WhoWhatWhy. But partisanship plays a role here as well, says Stewart.

Over the last eight years or so, there have been elements of the Republican Party who just want to get the federal government out of everything having to do with elections, he said.

Although the Constitution grants Congress authority over federal elections, states otherwise generally have a strong claim to this civic responsibility, although to what extent depends on how one interprets the following:

The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof but th...

21:11

Valve Prepares Open-Source Moondust Repository "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Back in June, Valve announced "Moondust" as a new VR technical demo to showcase their hardware efforts (primarily with the Knuckles EV2 VR controllers) and consists of some mini games. It looks like this tech demo might be soon open-sourced...

21:11

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

170918BOUGAINVILLE CELEBRATE PNG DAY TODAY
New Dawn FM News
The people of Bougainville celebrated PNG Independence today all over Bougainville although celebrations started last Friday.
Small celebrations were held in villages all over Buka island and in Districts in Central and South Bougainville.
The ABG President, CHIEF DR. JOHN MOMIS and the Bougainville Regional member, JOE LERA attended the big celebrations held at HOKO in the Hagogohe constituency.
Other ABG Members were the Public Services Minister and local member for Hagogohe, ROBERT HAMAL SAWA, the ABG Vice President, RAYMOND MASONO and the member for RAMU and Minister for Education, THOMAS PATAAKU and his secretary for Education, DR.JUSTIN KEHATSIN.
The Secretary for Health CLEMENT TOTAVUN, secretary for Mining, secretary for BPA implementation department and the Secretary for Technical Services, BENARD TZILU.
Other groups from other Provinces also performed activities at the HOKO celebrations.
There were the ASARO MUD MEN which stole the show and the famous MANUS Garamut Dance.
Activities that included Disco, Traditional dances and Gospel items continued till late this afternoon.
In Buin the celebrations were held at the Buin Primary School, and was attended by the Member for South Bougainville and deputy Opposition leader, TIMOTHY MASIU and the ABG member for BAUBAKE and Minister for Community Government, JACOB TOKE and the member representing the women of South Bougainville ISABEL PETA.
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21:10

What Can Cause the Next Mortgage Crisis in the US? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

What Can Cause the Next Mortgage Crisis in the US? by Wolf Richter Wolf Street The soothingly low mortgage delinquency rate is a deceptive indicator: the New York Fed weighs in. Mortgage delinquencies at all commercial banks in the...

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21:05

Putin and Erdogan hold critical meeting on Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Russian President and his Turkish counterpart are meeting to strike a deal over rebel-held Idlib province in Syria. The two leaders have several issues where they are keen to score points.

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The meeting at the Black Sea city of Sochi is the second in less than two weeks between Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin, after they failed to strike a deal over Idlib in a meeting in Iran earlier this month. 

Turkey is seeking to avert a widely anticipated Syrian regime offensive on Idlib, the last rebel stronghold where more than 3 million civilians are at risk.

Ankara fears a Syrian military offensive could send thousands of gunmen and hundreds of thousands of civilians pouring across its border. Those concerns are shared by Europe, which has joined the diplomatic flurry in recent weeks to avert the political and security impact of renewed refugee flows.

Read more: Who wants what in Syria?

About 60 percent of Idlib is controlled by the al-Qaeda linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the rest by Turkish-backed rebel factions.

The Syrian government has vowed to push all rebels and terrorist groups out of the country.

Read moreTurkish-Russian missile deal puts NATO on edge

The Turkish military has 12 observation posts surrounding Idlib province, established as part of a de-confliction agreement with Russia and Iran, the key backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Over the past week the Turkish military has reportedly reinforced its positions in Idlib and boosted support to the rebel factions it backs.

Turkey has carved out two enclaves in to the north and east, backing rebels there and setting up local administrations. Ankara hopes to return some of the 3.5 million Syrian refugees in Turkey to these territories.

Erdogan has asked Russia and Iran for time to try to is...

21:04

The Genocidal War Criminal At The Heart Of Two 9/11s: Zionist Jew Henry Kissinger "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Jonathan Azaziah

Henry Kissinger doesnt need any introduction. Hes a genocidal, psychopathic, sanguinary screwball who has taken baths in the innocent blood of many a nation, all while influencing global events from his perches at the Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg Group and Rothschild-founded CFR. He wrote National Security Study Memorandum 200 that demanded the American regime utilize its various organs of soft powerincluding CIA front USAIDto pursue depopulation in several Brown and Black states of the Global South. He spearheaded the secret bombing of Laos. Commandeered the decade of genocide in Cambodia, from the air raids to the starvation and sanctions to the arming and backing of Pol Pot. Gave the green light to the Suharto coup regime to commit wanton murder in Eastern Timor. Supportedand some say even mastermindedthe July 15th, 1974 Cypriot coup that would serve as the excuse for Turkeys invasion, occupation and subsequent division of Cyprus, where Israelis now own some 15% of the norths real estate.

Literally cheered on the Dirty War in Argentina which saw dictator Jorge Videla slaughtering anyone representative of an Anti-Imperialist current. Expanded the American alliance with Saudi Arabia and bailed the Israeli enemy out with massive arms shipments to turn the tide of the Tishreen War. Above and beyond that, he protected the criminal Israeli nuclear program, increased aid to the Zio-Tumor to $2.2 billion and advocated openly and bluntly for the Zionist war on Iraq. Vietnam, Mozambique, Angola, Bangladesh and many more were also scarred by his violence. What stands out most of all though is his deep involvement in two 9/11s: Chiles and Americas.

On September 11th, 1973, a travesty of humanity unfolded at La Moneda Palace in the Chilean capital of Santiago. A gang of putschists led by General Augusto Pinochet bombarded the presidential headquarters of democratically elected Salvador Allende and proceeded to take over the country. The coup was assisted by the CIA, the DIA and none other than Henry Kissinger, who had been meddling in Chiles affairs from the very momen...

21:00

DIY Rubber Ducky is as Cheap as its Namesake "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Rubber Ducky by Hak5 is a very powerful tool that lets the user perform rapid keystroke injection attacks, which is basically a fancy way of saying the device can type fast. Capable of entering text at over 1000 WPM, Mavis Beacons got nothing on this $45 gadget. Within just a few seconds of plugging it in, a properly programmed script can do all sorts of damage. Just think of all the havoc that can be caused by an attacker typing in commands on the local machine, and now image they are also the Flash.

The hardware side of thi...

21:00

ProvenUS Is Protecting Al Qaeda In Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

Fighting in Idlib, Syria. Photo Credit: Fars News Agency.

Fighting in Idlib, Syria. Photo Credit: Fars News Agency.

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Theres plenty of proof that the U.S. Government protects Al Qaeda in Syria. Right now, America is protecting Al Qaedas main center throughout the world, which is the province of Idlib in Syria. This protection is part of a bigger picture, no merely isolated phenomenon.

For example: the key point of difference between the Obama Administration in America and the Putin Administration in Russia, regarding the establishment of a cease-fire in the Syrian war, was that Obama refused to allow Al Qaeda in Syria to be bombed during the proposed ceasefire, but Putin insisted that both Al Qaeda in Syria and ISIS in Syria must continue to be bombed during the ceasefire. Obama was protecting Al Qaeda in Syria...

21:00

Palestinians in Israel: How Oslo isolated us from the liberation struggle "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Oslo Accords used the classic strategy of divide and conquer, with the goal of leaving Palestinians within Israel behind

20:59

APC supporters attack Zamfara governors convoy "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Angry APC supporters have attacked the convoy of Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, at Lalan Roundabout in Gusau on Sunday as he was travelling to Kaduna. Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who are loyalists to aggrieved governorship aspirants in the state were suspected to have carried out the attack. Seven aggrieved []

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20:59

Man dead after pit bull attack inside his home in Baker City, Oregon "IndyWatch Feed World"

Authorities say a 53-year-old Oregon man was killed when he apparently tried to break up a pit bull fight in his home. Idahonews.com reports that Mitchelle Dean Segerdahl was found dead in his home in Baker City on Sept. 9. The cause of death was listed as a dog bite to the neck. Two pit bulls were also dead in the house, while Baker City police impounded and destroyed four others found there. Source: AP

20:59

Chinas reeducation camps for Muslim Uighurs I really dont know if my family is alive or dead. "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Adil Ahmad, right, 15, from Yarakan, says his parents are in a reeducation camp, and four of his siblings in China are missing, presumed in some kind of detention. Nuruddin, left, 16, says his parents are in a camp near their home in Urumchi. (Umar Farooq / For The Times)

Adil Ahmad, 15, has had no contact with his parents since February 2017, when he received a frantic phone call from his mother in the Uighur homeland of Chinas western Xinjiang region.

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She said my father was in some kind of trouble with the police, recalls Ahmad, whose parents had brought him and his older brother to Egypt to study Arabic. She said, Dont come back to China.

When Ahmad tried calling a few days later, none of the phone numbers worked. Finally, he heard from an uncle in China that his parents had been taken by police after their last phone conversation. His four siblings had also disappeared. Then, his uncles phone number stopped working.

Ahmad and his brother, fearing that they would be sent back to China, have since moved to Turkey.

I really dont know if my family is alive or dead, or if they are in these camps, he said.

The youngsters are among tens of thousands of Uighurs living in Turkey who find themselves cut off from their relatives in China. They are left to worry from abroad whether their families have been swept up in a large-scale social engineering campaign aimed at replacing the millennium-old Muslim Uighur identity with a secular Chinese one.

In August, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination estimated that about 1 million Muslims mostly ethnic Uighurs but also other minorities in the Xinjiang region were being held incommunicado without being charged or tried, under the pretext of countering terrorism and religious extremism.

Up to 10% of the Uighur population in Xinjiang, the U.N. said, may be in detention.

China has denied Uighurs are being arbitrarily detained, telling the U.N. in August that there are no such things as reeducation centers, and that only those suspected of violent terrorist activities were being held at facilities providing vocational educatio...

20:57

One year later BlueBorne disclosure, over 2 Billion devices are still vulnerable "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

One year after the discovery of the BlueBorne Bluetooth vulnerabilities more than 2 billion devices are still vulnerable to attacks.

In September 2017, experts with Armis Labs devised a new attack technique, dubbed BlueBorne, aimed at mobile, desktop and IoT devices that use Bluetooth.  The BlueBorne attack exposes devices to a new remote attack, even without any user interaction and pairing, the unique condition for BlueBorne attacks is that targeted systems must have Bluetooth enabled.

The attack technique leverages on a total of nine vulnerabilities in the Bluetooth design that expose devices to cyber attacks.

A hacker in range of the targeted device can trigger one of the Bluetooth implementation issues for malicious purposes, including remote code execution and man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks. The attacker only needs to determine the operating system running on the targeted device in order to use the correct exploit.

According to the experts, in order to launch a BlueBorne attack, it is not necessary to trick the victim into clicking on a link or opening a malicious file.

The attack is stealthy and victims will not notice any suspicious activity on their device.

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Two months later, experts at Armis also revealed that millions of AI-based voice-activated personal assistants, including Google Home and Amazon Echo, were affected by the Blueborne flaws.

At the time of BlueBorne disclosure, Armis estimated that the security flaw initially affected roughly 5.3 billion Bluetooth-enabled devices.

One year after the company published a new report that warns that roughly one-third of the 5.3 billion impacted devices are still vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Today, about two-thirds of previously affected devices have received updates that protect them from becoming victims of a BlueBorne attack, but what about the rest? Most of these devices are nearly one billion active Android and iOS devices that are end-of-life or end-of-support and wont receive critical updates that patch and protect them from a BlueBorne attack. states the new report published by Armis.

The other 768 million devices are still running unpatched or unpatchable versions of Linux on a variety of devices from servers and smartwatches to medical devices and industrial equipment...

20:56

Why The GOP Should Confirm Kavanaugh In Spite Of This Last-Minute Accusation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Sen. Dianne Feinsteins September surprise exploded yesterday as Christine Blasey Ford, a professor in California, came forward as the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in 1981. The Washington Post broke the tale she was apparently reluctant to tell. With Kavanaugh about to swing the court to fascism, according to the left, well, her reluctance relented. Now we must decide how the Senate should react to this last-gasp attack.

The answer is pretty simple: He should be confirmed. For whatever reason,  Feinstein decided that these allegations should remain under wraps even from other Democrats during the hearing process. That was the time Kavanaugh and witnesses could have been confronted by these allegations. But no, Feinstein waited, and threw this grenade into the final moments of his nomination.

Even the left finds this approach completely bankrupt, as Rebecca Traister tweeted here:

Lets break down the allegation. Ford claims that at a party, the location and date of which she cant recall, Kavanaugh and Mark Judge were in a room where Kavanaugh pinned her down, attempted to disrobe her, covered her mouth while she tried to scream, and then they fell off the bed. She retreated to a bathroom then left the house.

If true, the allegation describes a sexual assault. Ford says the first time she ever told anyone about it was decades later in couples therapy, in 2012, when she recounted the attack. Her therapist has notes to prove she made the claim at that time, although the notes differ from Fords current claims about the number of attackers. Although the therapists notes also do not name Kavanaugh, Fords husband says she named him to her husband in 2012.

This is a form of corroboration, and a serious one. Those who say these claims were fabricated to derail Kavanaughs nomination have to deal with the fact that the claims were stated long before his nomination. On the other hand, the therapists notes dont name Kavanaugh. Perhaps more importantly, these allegations lay dormant for 30 years before they appeared on a therapists couch.

One thing is clear: Kavanaugh and Judge are making a claim in direct opposition to Fords. This is not a case where people are remembering an incident differently. Judge and Kavanaugh flat-out deny...

20:55

The Deep State Leak Campaign Against Trump Has Switched From Offense To Defense "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A trail of evidence appearing in major news outlets suggests a campaign to undermine President Trump from within the government through illegal leaks of classified information, and then thwart congressional investigators probing the disclosures.

Last Monday the Justice Department released a handful of texts and other documents that included two former officials known for their anti-Trump biasPeter Strzok and Lisa Page of the FBIdiscussing the DOJs media leak strategy. Strzok now says, through his lawyer, that that strategy was aimed at preventing leaks. Nevertheless, days later he and Page approvingly mention forthcoming news articles critical of Trump associates.

The leaks that have been coming out of the FBI and DOJ since 2016 are unconscionable, said retired FBI supervisory special agent James Gagliano. Theres a difference between whistleblowing and leaking for self-serving or partisan purposes.

Leak Template Constructed for Iran Deal

Past and present U.S. officials say the template for the leak campaign can be traced back to the Obama administrations efforts to sell the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which made the press reliant on background conversations and favorable leaks from government officials. Obama adviser Ben Rhodes told the New York Times in 2016 that we created an echo chamber that helped retail the administrations narrative.

That same configuration, said Michael Doran, a senior official in the George W. Bush White House, the press, political operatives, newly minted experts, social media validatorswas repurposed to target Trump, his campaign, transition team, then presidency. The echo chambers primary instrument in attacking the current White House, said Doran, is the Russia collusion narrative.

RealClearInvestigations (RCI) has found that the anti-Trump leaks fall into two broad categories, or phases. Initially the leaking was an offensive operation aimed at disrupting Trumps agenda, especially through leaks alleging connections between his campaign and the Russians. Its early successes included leaks of highly classified material that led to the firing of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions from overseeing that probe.

The second phase, which began roughly a year into the Trump administration, has been more defensive, pushing back against congressional oversight committees that had uncovered irregularities in the FBIs i...

20:55

7 Lies Planned Parenthoods New President Pushed On The View "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Planned Parenthoods new president, Dr. Leana Wen, cut her teeth in major media appearances with a segment on The View Thursday. The abortion giant seems to be trying to remake its image and establish more credibility as a medical provider by choosing a medical doctor to head their organization.

She is articulate, young, attractive, a new mother, and, at least on paper, she has some serious credentials as both an ER doctor and health commissioner of Baltimore. Shes also a minority who grew up in a working-class home; her parents immigrated to the United States from China.

On the surface, it seems Planned Parenthood couldnt have picked a better face for their organization. Unfortunately, her appointment doesnt seem to mark a change in how Planned Parenthood does business, as Wen is parroting the same discredited propaganda the organization has been disseminating for years.

Although two hosts pressed moderately about federal funding for abortion, most of the interview was soft-balled and Wen had ample opportunity to spread further disinformation on behalf of Planned Parenthood, which is still in disaster-control mode after years of federal and state investigations into its fetal body parts business. Here is a fact-check of the major claims Wen made in her appearance on The View.

1. Planned Parenthood has done more for womens health than any other.

Apparently the destruction of 3,401,891 preborn baby girls since 1978 is a stellar record for womens health. Beyond the obvious fact that preborn genocide totally negates anything Planned Parenthood does, what is so special about Planned Parenthood that its services are critical to American women?

If you want oral birth control, you can get it at any health clinic. If you need sexually transmitted disease testing, cancer screenings, or prenatal care, you can get it at the doctors office. If you simply need education, which Planned Parenthood loves to tout as a major accomplishment, you can go to any of the 2,752 pregnancy centers in the United States.

CareNet affiliate pregnancy centers alone, many of which provide ultrasounds and STI testing (1,100), outnumber Planned Parenthood affiliate health centers by almost 2 to 1 (650). Clearly Planned Parenthood is neither replaceable nor crucial for womens health.

2. One in 5 American women go...

20:55

Why Forcing Taxpayers To Cover Tuition Will Make College Worse For Everyone But The Rich "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Whether you are in college, hope to go to college, or planning for your childrens education, the cost of university tuition in America is on many peoples minds. Since the end of the Second World War, more and more people have enrolled in college, more colleges have expanded or been created, and the price has gone ever upwards, far outpacing ordinary inflation. For all that time, people have looked to the government to solve the problem.

Unfortunately, she concludes only by taking the next step on the well-trod path of leftist economics, demanding that if the market players refuse to accept the incentives the government has laid out for them, then they must be made to accept them. Ultimately, she writes, college is expensive in the U.S. for the same reason MRIs are expensive: There is no central mechanism to control price increases.

This Works So Well in Health Care

The shift from government nudges to government fiat is a tale as old as government itself, but the result is also predictable. Price-fixing has never worked. In consumer goods, it inevitably leads to black markets. In education, it will just encourage the trend already evident in secondary education: separating the rich from everyone else.

Consider how high schools work. For most people, there is only one option: the public, taxpayer-financed high school run by school districts. Making education into a public good is an extreme form of price-fixing that has its benefitsnamely, that no American is deprived of a high school education on account of price.

The only cost of admission is to live in the district. That has its own price constraints, since some school districts have little or no affordable housing, but is generally a levelling trend. Many on the left say we should apply this to post-secondary education: make it free to all.

But a closer look at primary and secondary schooling shows that K-12 public education is not as redistributionist as it appears. Government-run schools are shared equally among the middle class and the poor, but for the rich, elite academies continue to flourish. Public e...

20:55

EU Does Nothing to Stop US Meddling into Its Elections "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The US involvement in European politics is so evident and extensive that talking about Russian meddling sounds farcical.

20:53

The Left Is Exacting A Terrible Revenge On Kavanaugh For Threatening To Limit Their Power "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

What a terrible price there is to pay for a judge who naively questions whether unelected bureaucrats should have the final say on what the law means to the rights and livelihoods of their subjects.

Mother Jones recently sounded the alarm that Brett Kavanaugh threatens the power of unelected agencies to implement rules and regulations, even when the statutesoften vaguedo not obviously call for them, or when judges would have personally interpreted the law differently. You see, these agencies have expertise on the complex issues they regulate, are better positioned than judges or lawmakers to create workable rules.

Kavanaughs radical musings suggesting that power should stem from the ballot box have not gone unanswered. But in extracting a terrible price from him, the left likely focused his attention on the urgent need for the three constitutional branches of government to rescue our republic from the dictatorship by agency.

The next time Kavanaugh sits on the bench with the girls basketball team he coaches, he will feel the questioning eyes of parents and friends from bleachers above as his reputation labors under the stench of a sexual assault allegation that amounts to his word and a friends against the accusers words reported to others decades after the fact. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a passionate advocate for bureaucratic regulation, cynically waited until the last hours of Senate consideration before releasing hearsay gossip about a letter she had strategically kept under wraps until all other dirty tactics had failed to derail President Trumps Supreme Court nomination of a man the Senate previously confirmed 57-36.

The left rejoiced at another such tactic when the viral photo from the first days of the hearing showed Kavanaugh recoiling from a strange man aggressively demanding a handshake. Didnt he know this man was the father of a victim of gun violence? The video showed a stranger forcing himself into the judges space.

The picture must be viewed in the context of a day of...

20:53

Left To Asian-Americans: Dont Complain About University Discrimination Or Well Call You White "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Department of Justice filed a brief Aug. 30 to support several Asian-American plaintiffs involved with a group called Students For Fair Admissions in a racial discrimination case against Harvard University. The DOJs actions united the Trump administration with anti-affirmative action activists, who have long claimed that elite Ivy League colleges are denying Asian-Americans admittance on the basis of their race.

The reaction from liberal publications was mixed, but one bizarre critique generated the most buzz: the idea that with this lawsuit Asian-Americans are really just being used to advance the causes of white people because they have become, in fact, much like white people.

An article in The Atlantic suggests the alignment of white activists and Asian-Americans against affirmative action exemplifies a trend provocatively called whitening that is, expanding the white race to swallow up other races and assimilate them into the dominant white cultural narrative.

This view has spilled into mainstream culture to become one of the lefts defining narratives of the Asian-American experience. The film Crazy Rich Asians, a Hollywood blockbuster released on Aug. 15, includes a scene where a wealthy Singaporean mother insults an Asian-American by calling her a banana: yellow on the outside, white on the inside. The implication is that Asian-Americans are just accomplices to white hegemony, not true racial minorities.

Perhaps Asian-American whitening makes sense in an identity-politics, white versus minority worldview. After all, if youre a non-white person who supports the issues the left believes perpetuate white supremacy, youre supporting the enemy, and therefore, you must want to be like the enemy. Yet such a prognosis is wrong, no matter how much the left wants it to be right.

For one, much of what progressives accuse Asians of doing in appealing to white tastes, as The Atlantic article puts it, isnt so much kowtowing to whites as it is simply fighting for the self-interest of our own race. Asian-Americans fought affirmative action long before w...

20:52

How To Restore A More Vibrant Meaning To The Concept Of Genius "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

God has become an interjection. Love can be used to describe your relation towards your soulmate or a bag of Cheetos. Genius is something we ironically call a total idiot, or casually apply to the creator of a meme or a witty tweet.

Given the marked devaluation of verbal coinage, it is regrettable but not surprising that some members of the commentariat have suggested doing away with the concept of genius entirely. It is a term more frequently used to argue about Kanye West than to hail the advent of a new novelist or painter.

Hannah Giorgis recent article on artist Lauryn Hill argued that genius is applied unevenly along sex lines, but never bothers to define genius or explain why Hill is one. Aditi Natasha Kini says genius enhances accesssexual, social, economic, political. It is a collective agreementor, in many cases, a collective liethat grants boundless latitude to those we anoint with the title.

This, however, sidesteps the problem of genius by essentially denying its existence. Also, it fails to address geniuses like Emily Dickinson, whose power was entirely spiritual and intellectual and manifested itself solely in the creation of poetry, all while she lived an otherwise quiet and unobtrusive life.

If you are suggesting abolishing the notion of genius or are arguing that it should be applied differently, but have not bothered to define what genius is or has meant since ancient times (beyond polemically calling it a collective lie), you are guilty of having no idea of what you are saying. Jayson Greenes article on Kanye and genius from Pitchfork makes vague gestures towards geniuss associations with madness and bad behavior, which crop up in Giorgis article as well. But these writers are taking for granted that we know what genius is.

Presumably they think its someone who is extremely talented and productive, to the point of insanity. But is that an adequate summation of the idea? The poet Wallace Stevens was a genius who led a relatively uneventful life as an insurance lawyer. T.S. Eliot was a bank clerk. Shakespeare was apparently so balanced and normal that we consequently know very little about him.

Clearly, madness is not an essential attribute of genius, although genius necessarily delves into the unknown and the strange. In fact, too much insanity likely limits genius full flourishing. Lets appeal to the meaning of the word itself for a little guidance, instead of relying on the ghostly, flickering illumination of contemporary journalism, which has nothing but adding to your own...

20:52

Bolton Speech Underscores Trump Administration Putting America First On The Global Stage "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

National Security Advisor John Bolton delivered a blockbuster speech at an event hosted by the Federalist Society last Monday, about how monumentally dumb and dangerous the International Criminal Court is for America.

The ICC is a multinational organization established by the Rome Statute. President Bill Clinton signed on to the statute in 2000 but never submitted the international treaty to the Senate. President George W. Bush then unsigned the treaty. President Barack Obama never signed the treaty, but he was friendly to it and cooperated with the ICC.

Bolton made the Trump administrations position on the ICC ultra-clear in his speech:

The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court. We will not cooperate with the ICC. We will provide no assistance to the ICC. We will not join the ICC. We will let the ICC die on its own. After all, for all intents and purposes, the ICC is already dead to us.

It was a powerful rejection of the court. But thats not all it rejected, and to singularly focus on the ICC misses larger principles that will surely guide the administrations decisions about other international agreements. Three principles stood out.

The United States Is Not the Peer of Somalia

First, not all countries are equally bad or equally good; the United States is a force for good and rejects the notion that the United States, just like other nations, must be constrained.

The largely unspoken, but always central, aim of its most vigorous supporters was to constrain the United States, Bolton said. The objective was not limited to targeting individual US service members, but rather Americas senior political leadership, and its relentless determination to keep our country secure.

Second, American sovereignty abroad means possessing the ability to act freely in the world, and we must ultimately remain governed by our own Constitution. Bolton said:

The court in no way derives these powers from any grant of consent by non-parties to the Rome Statute.  Instead, the ICC is an unprecedented effort to vest power in a supranational body without the consent of either nation-states or the individuals over which it purports to exercise jurisdiction. It certainly has no consent whatsoever from the United States. As Americans, we fully understand that consent of the governed is a prerequisite to true legal legitimacy, and we reject such a flagrant violation of our national sovereignty.

Third, international law, treaties, and agreements, while not necessarily useless, are not intrinsically good, either. Nor are they ultimately responsible for...

20:51

PDP drags TVC to court over fake news "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Bauchi State chapter has set up a team of lawyers to drag Television Continental, TVC, to court for spreading a fake news about their persons and tarnishing their image. The statement was revealed by state Chairman of the party, Alhaji Hamza Koshe Akuyam while reacting to the faked news story []

The post PDP drags TVC to court over fake news appeared first on Newtelegraph.

20:51

America is todays Nazi Germany "IndyWatch Feed War"

Its not against Jews this time; its against, especially, Houthis. The U.S. and its allies in this case mainly the Saud family who own Saudi Arabia are systematically blocking food from reaching tens of millions of people, Houthis, who live in Yemen and are surrounded by the U.S. alliances engines of death. The U.S. []

20:49

Former Spanish PM Zapatero: US-led sanctions reason for Venezuelan migration "IndyWatch Feed World"

Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said Saturday that the surge in Venezuelan migration is directly linked to the Canadian, European Union and the United States led economic and financial sanctions against the South American country. "Like it always happens with economic sanctions that produce a financial blockade, who pays is not the government but the citizens, the people," Zapatero told EFE in an interview after participating in a forum in Sao Paulo, Brazil. U.S.-aligned nations and organizations have attributed what they call a "migratory crisis" to the Venezuelan government and president Nicolas Maduro, who they accuse of strangling the economy and holding on to "dictatorial" power. The government, which was re-elected by a wide margin in May, has argued the economic crisis that is pushing Venezuelans responds are a series of hostile economic and financial actions that have hampered the government's ability to buy essential goods, like medicine and food, and that have effectively strangled the country's finances by seizing their resources.

20:49

A look at VinylVideo "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

May I introduce you to VinylVideo - probably the least commercially viable new product I've seen in quite some time, and yet I was inexplicably compelled to buy one. It's half art project, half tech demo and 100% bizarre.  

 

In a world of smartphones and more smartphones with the occasional smartphone, the not-at-all-smart VinylVideo has the power to stand out from the crowd and capture my attention. Thank goodness for oddballs and tech tinkerers - they're the ones who keep things interesting.

Here is the official website http://vinylvideo.supersense.com 

You may also be interested in the Holgar Czukay Cinema Box Set which includes a VinylVideo disc: https://amzn.to/2CyshKI (This is an Affiliated Link)

There are additional links in the video description text box on youtube. 

20:49

Report: 45 Percent Increase In Severe Birth Complications Since 2006, Worse For Black Women "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Last week, to little fanfare, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released a shocking report on complications and adverse events for hospital births. Although it hasnt gotten the media attention it deserves, the results have stirred frantic conversations in labor and delivery units throughout the United States.

The rate of severe maternal morbidity at deliveryas defined by 21 conditions and proceduresincreased 45 percent from 2006 through 2015, from 101 to 147 per 10,000 delivery hospitalizations, the brief concluded. Severe maternal morbidity means unexpected complications during delivery that affect a mother significantly afterward. The brief also noted continued and worrisome disparities in pregnancy and birth complications: in-hospital mortality was 3 times higher for Blacks than Whites in 2015.

AHRQ used data from its Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) for the decade leading up to 2016 due to the consistency of data before a late-2015 change to coding. The purpose was for the federal agency to investigate maternal morbidity (ill health or disease) and mortality (death), identifying areas of particular concern. They certainly found some troubling trends in safety, consistency, and overall population health.

Lets Break Down Some More Findings

For example, over the decade several life-threatening conditions more than doubled, including rates of infection at delivery, acute kidney failure, and shock. Further, of those deliveries involving shock, one-third also involved having a hysterectomy.

As for age differences, severe maternal morbidity was highest among women 40 years and older (248 per 10,000 deliveries). It was lowest for those aged 20-29 years (136 per 10,000 deliveries). Interestingly, those under the age of 20 also saw more complications than their 20-29-year-old peers did when delivering babies.

On average, black mothers were younger than white mothers, but the rate of severe maternal morbidity was between 112-115 percent higher for blacks than for whites in 2006 (164 versus 76) and in 2015 (241 versus 114). Further, while deaths did decrease for all races and ethnicities, in-hospital deaths were three times higher for black women than for white women in 2015 (11 versus 4 per 100,000 deliveries).

This highlights that there has been no change in black-white disparities over the decade and suggests that age is only a part of the equation. As comparison, Hispanics and Asians/Pacific Islanders also had higher rates of severe maternal morbidity than whites in both years, but their comparative disparities decreased over time.

Poor, Medicaid,...

20:49

Saudi-led air strike kills four women and two children in Yemen "IndyWatch Feed War"

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United Nations announces plans for humanitarian air bridge to transfer critically ill Yemenis to equipped facilities

20:48

The Constitution Doesnt Need An Amendment To Protect Womens Equal Political Rights "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This week commemorates the 231st anniversary of the signing of the Constitution, a governing document that resulted in the most stable, republican political order the world has ever seen. Yet many within the modern feminist movement would have us believe that the worlds longest lasting Constitution was and remains an impediment to womens political and legal equality.

This charge has been widely promulgated in recent feminist campaigns to revive the previously moribund Equal Rights Amendment. Women were intentionally left out of the Constitution, proclaimed Jessica Neuwirth, founder and director of the ERA Coalition, adding, Women still dont have constitutional equality. ERA advocates have even hyperbolically asserted the Constitution does less to guarantee womens equality than the constitutions of politically oppressive and unstable regimes, including Rwanda, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

The seemingly innocuous language of the proposed amendment states, Equality of rights under the law shall not be abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex, allowing feminist supporters to tell the public that they merely aim to ensure that men and women enjoy equal opportunity and treatment under the law a concept most Americans support. The campaign is deceptive, however, on two fronts.

First, it masks the fact that the Constitution has never distinguished between the sexes in its political rights and legal protections. While the generic pronoun he is used occasionally to refer to persons in general, the Constitution does not classify human beings on the basis of sex with regard to individual rights.

The Constitutions guarantee of privileges to individuals, for example such as the prohibition against the impairment of contracts, ex post facto laws, bills of attainder, and arbitrary seizure, arrest, and prosecution are clearly guaranteed to all citizens, not just men. Furthermore, contrary to popular belief, the Constitution of 1787 was never in principle a barrier to female suffrage; Article I, Section 4, Clause 1 simply left the issue up to the states.

It is true that because of variations in state law, women did not immediately enjoy the same political and legal rights throughout the nation that men enjoyed. Nevertheless, far from being hostile to such rights, the Constitution and the principles of the Declaration of Independence in which it is rooted inspired the movement for womens equal rights such as the right to vote, to own property, and to pursue profitable employment on an equal basis with men and provided the foundation f...

20:48

Michael Avenattis Case For Indicting The President Is Factless Hogwash "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In The New York Times on Sept. 13, Michael Avenatti made the case for indicting President Trump. There are only two flaws with Avenattis argument: It has no basis in fact, and it has no basis in law.

First, let us recall who Avenatti is. He is the attorney for Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, two of the least trusted names in America who stand to professionally and financially benefit from making salacious allegations against the president. He is also a media hound who has a predilection for involvement in celebrity cases.

Despite his lucrative legal ventures, Avenatti has not been without legal and financial troubles. Avenattis law firm has been forced into bankruptcy on at least two occasions, and he has been subject to multiple accusations of financial shortcomings in his professional dealings.

So, naturally, one would expect that The New York Times would be especially careful in accepting an article dealing with a matter in which Avenatti was directly involved. Think again.

The Absence of Supporting Facts

In order to prosecute anyone in the United States, much less the president, there must be some evidence that a crime has been committed. Avenatti has none.

In his article, all he says about any factual basis for indicting the president is, there are many indications that there is [sufficient evidence to support an indictment of President Trump] the special counsel, Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 election, and prosecutors from the United States Attorneys Office for the Southern District of New York, who are investigating payments to my clients, Stormy Daniels, and Karen McDougal, should present their evidence to grand juries.

Thats it. Thats all hes got: A wish. A desire. Never mind that the special prosecutor has admitted that he has yet to find any evidence of collusion. And never mind that the payments made to Avenattis client have a very high bar to clear before rising to the level of criminality.

Avenatti utterly ignores these obstacles. They apppear to present no difficulties to either him or The New York Times.

The Absence of Supporting Law

Under any other circumstances, I would need to conclude my commentary since the case can move no further with no factual basis, except that Avenatti is allowed to continue.

Having established his factless case for prosecuting the president, Avenatti then turns to th...

20:48

Of Course Russian Trolls Used Obamacare Repeal To Divide Americans "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Full disclosure: I am not a Russian troll.

On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal published an analysis of nearly 10,000 tweets published by accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian-backed organization that Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted for its attempts to interfere with the American electoral process.

The analysis, undertaken by researchers at Clemson University, found that just under two-thirds (63 percent) of the health care-related tweets trolled for Republican causesthat is, opposing Obamacare or supporting its repealwhile one-sixth (16 percent) trolled for Democratic ones, by supporting the law and opposing repeal-and-replace efforts last year.

It should go without saying, but no one should support efforts to interfere with, or otherwise corrupt, the American democratic process. Particularly given the way in which Russias authoritarian regime has stifled dissent and dismantled the countrys free and independent media, the IRA and Russian President Vladimir Putin have little business trying to lecture the United States on how to run a government.

That said, it seems unsurprising that the Russian government would attempt to use health care as a wedge issue to divide groups of Americans. The Journal article notes that health policy [was a] natural target for the [Russian] provocateurs.

In 2010, Democrats passed their health-care law through Congress on strict party lines, with not a single Republican vote. Health care in general, and Obamacare in particular, have remained polarizing issues ever since. The Journal also noted that the trolls Obamacare-related activity spiked last spring and summer, during the heat of the debate over repeal-and-replace legislation in Congress.

However, the IRA did not confine its involvement in health care to debates surrounding Obamacare. A study published in the American Journal of Public Health last month, and entitled Weaponized Health Communication, found that Russian bots also disproportionately referenced vaccines as a subject of controversy. Many of the trolls also attempted to link vaccines to other hot-button issues, such as race or class.

Health care, unlike most other issues, remains intensely personal to each American. Whereas many America...

20:48

Intel 2.5G Ethernet Controller Support Continues Being Prepped For The Next Linux Kernel "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Last month we covered early work being done on an Intel 2.5G Ethernet Linux driver. That "IGC" driver for Intel I225-LM/I225-V 2.5G Ethernet adapters didn't make it for Linux 4.19, but it looks like it will be on track for the Linux 4.20~5.0 kernel...

20:47

Deep Focus Earthquake Occurs in South Fiji Basin "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

PRN  091702 M6.5 Quake Strikes South of the Fiji Islands Earthquake Details: Magnitude: 6.5 mww Location: 25.453S, 178.220E Distances: Suva, Fiji 809.9 km (503.2 mi) S Population: 77,366 Depth: 570.0 km Time: 2018-09-16 @ 21:11:48.450 (UTC) [USGS] Diagnostics Diagnostics available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. FIRE-EARTH EARTHQUAKE FORECAST FIRE-EARTH Forecast for the region and nearby []

20:46

Is the world safer than it was in 2008? Ten Guardian writers think not "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Yanis Varoufakis: Risk has not been diminished, just taken out of sight

Yanis Varoufakis

Ten years after its near-death experience, capitalism is back to its old ways.

Bailouts for the few and austerity for the many have caused global debt to rise 40% since 2007. Yes, British and European banks have contracted (as US authorities required Barclays, Deutsche Bank etc to shrink their dollar business) and tougher national rules constrain balance sheets.

However, this has causedfinancial intermediation to shift from banks to capital markets. By making some banks safer, the risk has been moved to the shadow banking system, which has grown from $28tn in 2010 to $45tn in 2018, and from the west to emerging markets, which have borrowed $3.7tn in t...

20:45

Woman killed by own dog after it attacked child near Calgary, Alberta "IndyWatch Feed World"

A woman was killed by a dog in her rural home Saturday as she attempted to protect a young child, according to RCMP. The boxer/pit bull cross attacked a two-and-a-half-year-old girl on a farm north of Langdon and just east of Chestermere about 6 p.m. Saturday, before turning on its 50-year-old owner, said Strathmore RCMP. The woman, who has not been identified, died at the scene. The child, who police say is related to the woman, was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries to her limbs. The woman had tried to defend the child, said Staff Sgt. John Spaans. "The child's injuries could have been much more severe but, unfortunately, the woman who stepped in to defend her didn't survive," said Spaans.

20:45

Anti-Kremlin Activist Treated in Berlin for Suspected Poisoning "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


DW link: http://youtu.be/C0ZmVBP9Gfo

From VOA Anti-Kremlin Activist Treated in Berlin for Suspected Poisoning September 16, 2018 1:00 PM, VOA News
An anti-Kremlin activist is being treated in a Berlin hospital for what members of the Pussy Riot band have called poisoning.

The publisher of a Russian online news outlet that criticizes the government, Pyotr Verzilov, reportedly lost his vision, hearing, and ability to walk Tuesday, following a court hearing.

Verzilov was treated in a Moscow hospital last week, but was flown to Germany late Saturday on a flight chartered by the Cinema for Peace Foundation, which has long supported his and punk band Pussy Riots anti-Kremlin activism.

Verzilovs wife, band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, told the German newspaper Bild she believed he was poisoned. Another member of the band, Veronika Nikulshina, told a Russian website it was definitely poisoning.

His collapse Tuesday followed a 15-day sentence he served with Nikulshina and two other members of the band for storming the soccer field during the World Cup final in July to highlight Russian police abuses. https://www.voanews.com/a/anti-kremlin-activist-treated-in-berlin-for-suspected-poisoning/4573846.html

20:45

I See Tail-Lights "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Traffic in Sao Paolo is impressive. Worse than Moscow!

When your GPS says its going to take 2hr to go 25km, and gives you an 81km alternate route well nobodys speeding. Or moving, really.

20:45

Reasons To Optimistic About The Precious Metals Sector "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Reasons To Optimistic About The Precious Metals Sector by Dave Kranzler Investment Research Dynamics The September 7th COT report is probably the most bullish Ive seen since the beginning of my involvement in the precious metals sector in 2001....

The post Reasons To Optimistic About The Precious Metals Sector appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:45

Cryptocurrency Mining Attacks Using Leaked NSA Hacking Tools Are Still Highly Active a Year Later "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Submitted via IRC for Fnord666

It's been over a year since highly classified exploits built by the National Security Agency were stolen and published online.

One of the tools, dubbed EternalBlue, can covertly break into almost any Windows machine around the world. It didn't take long for hackers to start using the exploits to run ransomware on thousands of computers, grinding hospitals and businesses to a halt. Two separate attacks in as many months used WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware, which spread like wildfire. Once a single computer in a network was infected, the malware would also target other devices on the network. The recovery was slow and cost companies hundreds of millions in damages.

Yet, more than a year since Microsoft released patches that slammed the backdoor shut, almost a million computers and networks are still unpatched and vulnerable to attack.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/14/cryptocurrency-mining-attacks-using-leaked-nsa-hacking-tools-are-still-highly-active-a-year-later/


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20:38

While all eyes are on Syrias Idlib, US continues to decimate Yemen "IndyWatch Feed War"

The US is ready to defend Syria from a brutish assault launched by Syrias own government and its allies or so Washington wants you to believe. In the backdrop, Yemen continues to burn in silence. On September 3, US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley eloquent diplomat that she is   retweeted a tweet from []

20:38

Greece U-Turns Now Approves Mr. Bitcoin's Extradition To Russia "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Greece just took another U-turn. Mr. Bitcoin a.k.a. Alexander Vinnik is not going to France nor to the United States; instead, he is now possibly going to his homeland Russia. The Supreme Civil and Criminal Court of Greece on Friday has overruled previous decisions and approved to extradite the alleged owner of the now-defunct Bitcoin cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e Vinnik to Russia. Several

20:36

#CrisisEnArgentina: What you need to know today "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Argentina is facing one of the worst financial crises of its recent history, and memories of the brutal recession of 2001 and the famous corralito (when people were unable to access their savings for a year) are still fresh. Espaol

Argentina is facing one of the worst financial crises of its recent history, and memories of the brutal recession of 2001 and the famous corralito (when people were unable to access their savings for a year) are still fresh.

Meanwhile, the government of president Macri announced a drastic fiscal adjustment that almost reduced half of his government. This is one of the necessary measures to be taken in order to comply with the conditions of a 50,000 million dollar loan from the IMF.

While speculation regarding markets is accelerating, interest rates shoot up to 60%, those who have debts are left unsure about their ability to repay, and the stampede of savers switching to the US dollar has caused a depreciation of 35% of the Argentine peso in the last 3 months. The situation has left little room for manoeuvre on issues such as unemployment and poverty.

The situation, which has been considered a financial emergency, has a historical and economic context explained in the following 3 points:

-       Argentina: a complex financial history

With an overvalued currency, debt denominated in dollars and high inflation rates during the last decades, Argentina, an immense country rich in natural resources, never made the most of its prosperity.

Public spending failed to align with deficit control policies, which can be added to other diverse negative causes that provoked a severe recession.

The lives of Argentines are becoming more expensive with each passing day. With the second highest inflation rate of the region after Venezuela and a monetary devaluation of 35%, this crisis contains all the ingredients to provoke a profound recession.

The fall...

20:36

Dr Chris Busbys False Arrest and that report of Sellafield Radioactive Mud "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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Last Thursday Dr Chris Busby one of the few UK scientists challenging the nuclear civil/military industry was falsely arrested and his liberty taken away for 19 hours.   This is extreme.

The Daily Mail reported that Dr Busby, 73, is said to have his own laboratory at home and supposedly keeps, among other items, samples of radioactive mud taken near the Sellafield nuclear plant in Cumbria.

Here is the thing.  For some months now we have been tirelessly contacting the Daily Mail and other mainstream media about the radioactive mud we have taken random samples of  near Sellafield and they havnt raised a single eye brow.

Now when it suits the narrative the media throw it in to try and add to the smear against Dr Busby.

For radioactive mud the police need

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20:35

Kuala Lumpur tribunal: Bush and Blair guilty "IndyWatch Feed World"

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A war crimes tribunal in Malaysia offers a devastating critique of international criminal law institutions .

In Kuala Lumpur, after two years of investigation by the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission (KLWCC), a tribunal (the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, or KLWCT) consisting of five judges with judicial and academic backgrounds reached a unanimous verdict that found George W Bush and Tony Blair guilty of crimes against peace, crimes against humanity, and genocide as a result of their roles in the Iraq War.

The proceedings took place over a four-day period from November 19-22 (2011)

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20:34

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20:31

The Free-Market Case Against Tax Competition "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Those who believe in the power of competition to produce optimal market outcomes tend to view taxation, regulation, and other forms of state intervention as hurdles to growth and prosperity. But by arguing in favor of "tax competition" among advanced economies, they are supporting a status quo that encourages monopoly.

20:30

Austin's CodeNEXT "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Last month, the Austin City Council approved a resolution ending a controversial process to rewrite the citys land use regulations, a project known as CodeNEXT. This week, Strong Towns is examining issues surrounding land development regulations in Austin and the CodeNEXT process. On October 4 and 5, Strong Towns is hosting a Regional Gathering in Plano, Texas. There is limited room but, as of today, tickets are still available.


The last time I was in Austin, I had an opportunity to meet with the mayor, Steve Adler. He was running over an hour late for our meeting and when he finally entered the room two things were clear: (1) he didnt have time for me, and (2) he hadnt a clue who I was or why he should meet me.

We started to talk and, an hour later, after swapping cell phone numbers, I finally left his office. The misgivings I had about CodeNEXT, which had been reinforced in a lunch meeting I had with the project team, were gone. The mayor could not have been more knowledgeable, more engaging, or more informed on what was happening in his city, and what a code rewrite needed to accomplish. I was convinced that, if anyone could pull this off, it was this guy.

On August 9th, Mayor Adler pulled the plug on CodeNEXT. Here is how it was reported in the Austin American-Statesman:

The need to revise this land development code is greater than ever before, Adler wrote Wednesday in a 1,500-word post to the City Councils online message board. Yet, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the CodeNext process, so divisive and poisoned, will not get us to a better place.

Today Im going to explain why Austins land use regulations are broken. Later this week, we will go into detail about what CodeNEXT was trying to do to address these problems, and why that was going to fail, even had it been adopted. Finally, were going to outline a Strong Towns approach and give the city of Austin, and communities experiencing similar pressures, a different path to follow.

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20:25

Syria The Rationale Behind the Delay of Idlib's Liberation "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Turkey still does not want to remove al-Qaeda from Syria. It wants to move the group around while keeping it under its own control... It is likely that the situation in Syria will now calm down for a while only to escalate again in two month when the operation to liberate Idelb will get its final go.

20:22

Reunion Volcano is erupting "IndyWatch Feed World"

The 'Piton de la Fournaise' of Reunion Island, a French Indian Ocean Territory erupted at 4:25 am on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The lava gushed on the south flank of the volcano in the 'Rivals' crater area. According to the volcanological observatory the seismic crisis began at 1:45am. The volcano had given signs of awakening since the beginning of September. The eruption is visible from Piton Bert. According to the information provided by the volcanological observatory, "the volcanic eruption is boxed in and limited to the 'Fouqu' enclosure, where the eruptive fissures have opened on the southern flank of the volcano in the region of the crater Rivals". At least one crack of about 500 meters opened just below the site of the April 27, 2018 eruption.

20:22

What again? "IndyWatch Feed World"

The all clear just soundedthe Russia diner had a bout of flatulence.

Salisbury gets all clear after two people taken ill in restaurant

Major incident stood down as earlier fears of a third exposure to Novichok prove unfounded

A cordon set up near Prezzo restaurant.
 A cordon set up near Prezzo restaurant. Photograph: Sam Proudfoot/PA

A major incident was stood down in Salisbury on Sunday night after police said two people who fell ill in a restaurant had not been exposed to novichok.

A cordon had been set up around the Prezzo Italian restaurant, close to where the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal collapsed after being poisoned with the nerve agent.

Fears had been high in the city after the poisonings, but police confirmed there was nothing to suggest novichok had caused the man in his 40s and woman in her 30s to fall ill.

Wiltshire Police said that, due to recent events in the city and concerns the pair had been exposed to an unknown substance, a highly precautionary approach had been taken by emergency services.

Police said: Both were taken to Salisbury district hospital and were clinically assessed. We can now confirm that there is nothing to suggest that Novichok is the substance. Both people remain in hospital under observation.

Streets were closed off and people were told to stay inside as experts in hazmat suits worked in and around the restaurant.

Investigators were trying to establish if the pair had been victims of a crime and the restaurant remained cordoned off on Monday morning.

A source briefed by the emergency services told the Press Associa......

20:22

These Stunning Designs Show What Our Future on Mars Might Look Like "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A recent contest challenged participants to create utopian designs of future human Mars settlements, and their creations are stunning.

In the HP Mars Home Planet Rendering Challenge, over 87,000 people from all over the world flexed their creative muscles to design the perfect colony on the Red Planet. Last summer, when HP launched the challenge, the participants started working on their designs, and the winners were announced on Aug. 14.

This challenge wasnt just about creating a pretty, futuristic-looking, idealistic Martian colony. Indeed, the designs also had to show how the settlements would support 1 million colonists. The surface of the Red Planet is harsh, with an extremely thin atmosphere, intense radiation and dust storms that occasionally envelop the planet. [Mars Ice Home: A Red Planet Colony Concept in Pictures].

20:16

Baltic Sea is up to 3-4 C warmer than average right now "IndyWatch Feed World"

The unusually warm summer with several prolonged heat waves still reverbrates in the Baltic sea as it remains much warmer than average. Parts of the sea are up to 3-4 C above average! As is the case with the Mediterranean sea, the Baltic sea is unusually warm. Latest analysis indicates parts of the southern and northeastern Baltic, along the coasts of Poland and Finland, is 3-4 C above the 1982-2010 average. Elsewhere the temperature is about 1.5-2.5 C above average. This translates into temperatures of about 18-19 C in the southern part and 15-16 C in the northern part.

20:16

Complicit in corruption reprint "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Breaking news.well kind of. Company linked to alleged foreign bribery conspiracy in Nauru received $2.5m Australian government contract Shock horror.  Our AFP have discovered corruption in Nauru.eventually. Which leads me to repost an article I wrote over two years ago.. August 14, 2016 In June [2016], in an interview with A Current Affair, Naurus Justice Minister

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20:15

Nunes Will Declassify 70 Depositions FBI Created Then Leaked Fake News (Videos) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Nunes Will Declassify 70 Depositions FBI Created Then Leaked Fake News Videos Bill Still House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes told Maria Bartiromo this morning that he plans on releasing some 70 depositions that implicate [quote] the corrupt officials...

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20:14

Will Trumps Blatant Bias against the Palestinians Induce the Rest of the World to Act? "IndyWatch Feed War"

For decades, much of the world seemed to believe the fairy tale that the United States was a neutral broker, working for a solution to the issues plaguing Palestine and Israel. The U.S. sponsored endless rounds of negotiations, ostensibly looking for an end to these issues. Before this writer points out the nonsense of that []

20:14

Spirit Led Activism The True Power of the People "IndyWatch Feed World"

Julian Rose, Contributor
Waking Times 

As the world is driven into a state of chaos by a combination of top down despotism and bottom up politically correct pacifism, seekers of the path sit in the lotus position contemplating their navels or drifting into the ether of another world.

Seeking to participate in inner spiritual disciplines can quite easily be used as an excuse for doing nothing. Nothing about anything that actually matters. Nothing that would constitute making a stand against the destruction going on all around us. I say can be quite easily used because many aspirants who fill spiritual seminars, workshops, conferences and retreats all over the planet, have adopted the popular view that they shouldnt be involved in confronting anything except possibly, themselves.

The claim they make is that trying to prevent something bad from happening goes against inner spiritual work. It is confrontational and therefore encourages a negative vibration, when what is called for is peace, love and tolerance.

This is an evasion of the simple human responsibility (response-ability) to act when faced by stark cases of injustice and cruelty. It is not a spiritual reaction at all; it is rather the opposite, a simple act of cowardice which hides behind metaphysical teachings that say one must go inward only, rather than outward, if one wants to do any good in the world. Such a convenient mantra for those who wish to avoid feeling or taking any responsibility for the shocking levels of cruelty and destruction which they themselves freely admit to witnessing, and indirectly supporting, on a daily level.

No such people say, we will make a better world only by meditating and changing the vibrational level from carbon to crystalline. It is not for us to do battle with the forces of evil that control this world. If they succeed in their ambitions and trash our planet in the process it is because evil is still more prevalent than good, so we must keep meditating in order to become more spiritual and avoid being caught up in any form of conflict!

Now the irony of this situation is really quite profound. Because what these spirit seekers are...

20:10

Occupation of Clow UFO Base ends: Interstellar Commonwealth takes over Bolingbrooks UFO Base (Fiction) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Reporter X

After nearly three months, alien protesters ended their occupation of Bolingbrooks Clow UFO Base.

UFOWhile the situation on Earth continues to deteriorate, read a statement from the protesters, We understand that our occupation of Clow UFO Base isnt helping humanity.  Our statement has been made, and we no longer need to occupy Clow UFO Base.  The galaxy knows that Donald Trump is an evil racist overlord, and (Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar) helped inflict Trumps evil upon the Earth by raising money for him.  We may be leaving, but we will not forget.

Representatives from the Interstellar Commonwealth brokered the deal with the protesters, the Village of Bolingbrook, the New World Order, the Illuminati, and the Knights Templar.  Under the terms of the deal, the protesters were given safe passage out of our solar system, but each is banned for life from visiting Earth.  The Interstellar Commonwealth assumed control of Clow and will manage the base until the April 2, 2019 municipal election.  If Claars party, Bolingbrook First, retains at least two village trustee seats, Claar and the Illuminati will regain control of Clow.  If Bolingbrook United, affiliated with the New World Order, wins all three seats, they will take over, and Trustee Robert Jaskiewicz will become the new administrator.  The Knights Templar will monitor the election.

The voters of Bolingbrook will decide the fate of Clow UFO Base, read a statement from the Interstellar Commonwealth.

Claar, who was attending the Illuminati/New World Order peace talks in Cuba, released a statement supporting the deal:  The Interstellar Commonwealth will pay for the base cleanup, and resume revenue sharing with the village.  I will once again run Clow UFO Base.  Im not worried about Bolingbrook United.  If those anti-Trump politicians couldnt defeat me in 2017, they wont be able to defeat my party in 2019.  I heard there were Republicans at their last fundrai...

20:08

Re: [SECURITY] Apache SpamAssassin 3.4.2 resolves CVE-2017-15705, CVE-2016-1238, CVE-2018-11780 & CVE-2018-11781 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Reindl Harald on Sep 17

Am 16.09.18 um 23:11 schrieb Kevin A. McGrail:

again: i doubt that distributions push updates *NOW* because most
maintainers are not ware of the release nor do the expecit it at all
given how long we hear about 3.4.2 with no other official bugfix
releases for years

bad guys typically watch better than anyone else

20:08

Prime Time Returns for U.S. Money-Market Funds "IndyWatch Feed War"

A left-for-dead corner of the industry is staging a comeback.

Cash is turning heads once again.  Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

More than $1 trillion of outflows in just 12 months would roil just about any segment of the global financial markets. For prime funds, a corner of the U.S. money market industry that had only $1.4 trillion of assets to begin with, it looked like a fatal blow.

Yet almost two years after reaching their low point, prime funds, which buy certificates of deposit and company IOUs, are staging a surprising resurgence. Theyve attracted inflows for 10 consecutive weeks, the longest stretch since early 2009, according to Investment Company Institute data through Sept. 12. At $534 billion, the industry remains a fraction of what it was before sweeping changes to U.S. money markets prompted a mass exodus starting in late 2015. Yet the steady stream of cash suggests a path forward.

Those who follow short-term fixed-income markets arent exactly sure what to make of this. Strategists at BMO Capital Markets said last month that they suspected prime funds would experience outflows from September through December. In their view, companies that repatriated overseas cash were largely responsible for inflows and would probably use the cash hoard to pay taxes.

Its true that institutional prime funds just had their smallest inflow in four weeks. But individual investors appear willing to pick up the slack. They have collectively added money for 16 consecutive weeks, now the longest stretch in ICI data going back to 2007, which more than makes up for the ebb and flow of corporate cash.

With mom-and-pop investors leading the way, the explanation for the resurgence in prime funds looks more like a simple dash for cash. As I wrote in June, people are flocking to money markets because they pay more than they have in years. Back then, the so-called real yield on t...

20:07

Re: [SECURITY] Apache SpamAssassin 3.4.2 resolves CVE-2017-15705, CVE-2016-1238, CVE-2018-11780 & CVE-2018-11781 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Kevin A. McGrail on Sep 17

Per the asf security team, mitre considers the public rc1 from a few days
ago as the start of the clock for the publishing so we were already way
past the 24 hour windiw.

Hopefully, the announcements and reports are obfuscated and bugzilla ia
private so it'll be contained.

20:05

Re: [SECURITY] Apache SpamAssassin 3.4.2 resolves CVE-2017-15705, CVE-2016-1238, CVE-2018-11780 & CVE-2018-11781 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Reindl Harald on Sep 17

i doubt that it is wiese to blwo out security notes *that short* after
release and *that long* after the last release

Am 16.09.18 um 18:59 schrieb Kevin A. McGrail:

20:05

Shocking Video Platoons of Heavily Armed Men Easily Walk into US from Mexico. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Shocking Video Platoons of Heavily Armed Men Easily Walk into US from Mexico.

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Men in camouflage and carrying large packs and assault rifles were video recorded illegally entering the US at the Chilton Ranch in Arizona.  This area is known as ground zero for illegal entry into the US for drug cartels, smugglers, and illegal aliens.  Jim Chilton, 79, is a fifth-generation cattleman who has repeatedly warned the government not to leave long stretches of the southwest border secured by nothing more than a barbed-wire f...

20:00

Massive waterspout in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina surf triggers tornado warning "IndyWatch Feed World"

A massive waterspout just off the Myrtle Beach coast on Sunday triggered a tornado warning that lasted until Sunday afternoon. The incident happened just before noon in the waters at Myrtle Beach in the heart of the main hotel district at Broadway Street and 3rd Avenue South. The waterspout was moving ashore in at the time. WBTW had radar and live video of the waterspout as it appeared to move shore. The National Weather Service issued a warning about the weather event.

20:00

An Alternative View of Human Nature "IndyWatch Feed World"

Steve Taylor, Ph.D, Guest
Waking Times

For a long time, there has been a general assumption in our culture that human nature is essentially negative. Human beings so it was assumed are strongly disposed to traits like selfishness, domination, and warfare. We have strong natural impulses to compete with one another for resources, and to try to accumulate power and possessions. If we are kind to one another, its usually because we have ulterior motives of some form. If we are good, its only because we have managed to control and transcend our natural selfishness and brutality.

This view of human nature has been justified by biological theories like the selfish gene (as popularized by the UK science writer Richard Dawkins) and the field of evolutionary psychology. Evolutionary psychology describes how present-day human traits developed in prehistoric times, during what is termed the environment of evolutionary adaptedness (EEA). The EEA is usually seen as a period of intense competition, when life was a kind of Roman gladiatorial battle in which only the traits that gave people a survival advantage were selected, and all others fell by the wayside. Life was such a struggle that selfishness and the desire for power and wealth were selected by evolution. Because peoples survival depended on access to resources (such as rivers, forests, and animal groups), there was bound to be competition and conflict between rival groups, which led to the development of traits like racism and warfare.

This seems logical. But in fact the assumption its based on that prehistoric life was a competitive struggle for survival is completely false.

Prehistoric Abundance

It is important to remember that in the prehistoric era, the world was very sparsely populated. As a result, it is likely that there was an an abundance of resources for hunter-gatherer groups. According t...

20:00

Most Profitable Industry in Each U.S. State "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Source: How Much   This is kind of fun: based on data compiled by 2017 US Census Bureau data, what is the value of each industrys products on a per state basis. We can quibble over some of these jewelry is more profitable than finance in NYS?  Machinery over technology in California? But overall, it is

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20:00

Classic TV Drama: Upstairs Downstairs S02 E10 A Special Mischief "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This not S01 E06 the caption on the video is wrong it is S02 E08

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

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

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

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

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

19:59

IMF warns of substantial costs to UK in no-deal Brexit "IndyWatch Feed War"


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By Chris Giles, Economics Editor 


Britain faces a daunting challenge to be ready for Brexit, the IMF warned on Monday, saying that the economy would suffer substantial costs if the UK left the EU without a deal.

In its annual assessment of the British economy, the fund said Britain would struggle to exceed a 1.5 per cent growth rate in the years ahead and Brexit would make strong economic performance more difficult.

It said its mediocre forecasts were based on a smooth Brexit and a broad trade agreement between the EU and UK. A more disruptive departure from the EU could lead to a significantly worse outcome, especially if it were to occur without an implementation period, the IMF said.

But it said the challenge remaining to be ready for Brexit in six months time was daunting, underscoring the importance of securing a deal and a transition period until the end of 2020. The massive scope of work that remains and the limited time before the UK exits the EU would likely leave preparations incomplete on departure day despite even the most determined efforts, it said.

Uncertainty surrounding Brexit had already weighed on private sector activity leading to the UK growth rate moving from the top to near the bottom of the G7 growth tables, it added.

With employment high and unemployment low, the IMF said that Britain now needed to focus on improving productivity growth to raise living standards, but it said this task was also made more difficult because Brexit worsened the long term public finance outlook and the implications of Brexit are largely negative.

It said lower migration would reduce efficiency in the labour market, and higher trade barriers with the EU w...

19:59

Data breaches make companies underperform the market in the long run "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

While the share prices of companies that experienced a sizeable/huge data breach suffer just a temporary hit, in the long term breached companies underperformed the market, an analysis by consumer tech product review and comparison site Comparitech has shown. This is the sites second annual analysis into the share prices and overall performance of 24 companies that are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and have suffered a data breach in the last ten More

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19:55

Even the Exiled Dalai Lama Agrees: "Europe Belongs to Europeans" "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Unless more people begin to heed the wise words of individuals like the Dalai Lama and, yes, Steve Bannon, the entire European project will collapse.

19:54

MACKAY Mackay court news "IndyWatch Feed National"

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19:51

Union vs United Ireland Declared a Draw! What Happens Next? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

In these increasingly dramatic, uncertain and downright bizarre political times, one suitably off-the-wall scenario is good fun to imagine: what if London and Dublin stepped in and gave the dysfunctional Stormont 12 months to reach a permanent solution to the constitution and identity debate. Otherwise sick of policing the NI naughty step theyd step in with final rulings of their own.

So, the parties would be warned that this post-deadline decision by the two governments would intentionally be extremely bad news for both Unionism and Nationalism. This means simply holding their position wont be enough.

The question is: how would NIs political groupings, and more, respond to being forced to provide immediate, imaginative and generous leadership?

And what does this tell us about NI right now?

The Aftermath

Both biggest parties would immediately switch from demanding Direct Rule and greater cross-border co-operation (respectively) to condemn the governments for interfering.

An expensive hotel is picked for negotiations. Someone suggests using a charitys venue to save money instead. This is met with awkward silence.

Talks to agree the terms of the talks and the chairperson for the talks collapse.

The London media scream support with headlines like bang their heads together!, interview other English people, confuse basic Google-searched place names and forget the Assembly isnt currently sitting. Then go back to hilariously muddled articles about peace walls and demographics.

The DUP would occasionally put someone forward to say itll never happen in interviews. The party would disappear from social media aside from photos of Arlene having tea with friends, plus tweets about Gerry and muttering about BBC bias. Theyd then look for a new leader but descend into internal feuds. Peter Robinson, meanwhile, heads to Dublin with a grin and a wave for a new Senate job.

The Tories plot their revenge on the DUP for making the Brexit talks an even bigger nightmare than they already were, while by this point Labour have descended into an Anchorman-style street brawl.

Sinn Fein look for an equality cause to join and wait for enough DUP scandals to leave them with an open goal.

The Alliance party would watch with popcorn in hand for the moment their online trolls realise they need Alliance votes in any border poll.

The UUP stay in shock for a while after a sudden realisation that Mike was right about the SDLP after all.

Of course, Jim Allister will say grubby a lot in interviews which, lets be honest, is really entertaining and must be part of any settlement. Talking of which, Eamonn McCann would hopefully be on a...

19:50

Pakistans Army Reverses the Great Game: The Oxus Meets the Indus "IndyWatch Feed War"

In his book Russia in Central Asia in 1889 and the Anglo-Russian Question, George Curzon, former Viceroy of India, predicted that the Russians were unlikely to invade India for another hundred years. While analysing the two top Russian military officers, General Grodekoff and General Skobeleff, both of whom had been fighting the British in Crimea and then in charge []

19:49

China expands its control in South China Sea "IndyWatch Feed National"

As China consolidates its hold in South China Sea and wields its military, economic and diplomatic leverage, smaller countries see no credible option but to work with Beijing, even if that means furthering Chinese objectives. Manila, for example, seems willing to accede to Beijings demand for joint development of hydrocarbon resources in the Philippines own exclusive economic zone.

The plain fact is that U.S. inaction under successive administrations has allowed China to gain effective control over a strategic sea that is more than twice the size of the Gulf of Mexico and 50 percent bigger than the Mediterranean Sea. Australias Kevin Rudd, who is still fending off accusations that he was a slavish pro-China prime minister, has acknowledged that Chinese policy has not yet been challenged in the South China Sea by the United States to any significant extent.

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The U.S., even at the risk of fostering Philippine helplessness against Chinese expansionism, has refused to clarify whether its 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty with Manila would apply to an attack on Philippine troops or vessels in the South China Sea. This refusal stands in contrast to Washingtons commitment to the defense of the Japanese-administered but Chinese-claimed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. U.S. President Donald Trump, in his joint statement with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in April, said that Article 5 of the U.S.-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security covers the Senkaku Islands.

In the South China Sea, China has astounded the world with the speed and scale of its creation of artificial islands and military infrastructure. The first Chinese dredger arrived in the region in December 2013. Less than five years later, China has largely completed building most of its forward military bases. It is now ramping up its military assets in the South China Sea.

Yet China has incurred no international costs for pushing its borders far out into international waters. In fact, China stepped up the expansion of its frontiers after an international arbitration tribunal invalidated its expansive claims in the South China Sea through a 2016 ruling in a case instituted by the Philippines.

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China says it has sovereignty over all the South China Sea north of its nine dash line. On July 12, 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration  in The Hague said this claim by China was not valid. But China and the Philipp...

19:47

Massive sinkhole opens at little league field in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania "IndyWatch Feed World"

A giant hole opened up late last month at a Little League complex in Schuylkill County. The huge sinkhole developed at the Minersville Little League complex near a popular walking path and set of bleachers. Even though the state is saying it's just a sinkhole, people who live in the area are skeptical given the borough's mining history. "I looked and I thought, 'Holy crow! There's a massive hole right there.' I walked over, looked down and thought, 'Wow, that is this thing,'" said borough manager Robert Mahalchick.

19:46

'Worldwide failure' of waste biofuels lambasted "IndyWatch Feed World"

Cellulose biofuels - designed to turn wood, grasses, farm residues and waste into transport fuels - are taking up vast tracts of land for little energy, say campaigners.

19:46

Erdogan: Turkey will cooperate with Russia on eliminating terrorists in Idlib, Syria "IndyWatch Feed World"

Turkey is ready to cooperate with Russia on the fight against terrorist groups in the Syrian northwestern province of Idlib, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said ahead of his upcoming talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "If the situation in Idlib continues as is, the results will be heavy. We have to find a solution with Russia and the coalition forces without letting this happen. As you know, the US has a different position, however, we have previously held meetings with Germany and France. We are already in it together with Russia," Erdogan said on Sunday, as quoted by Daily Sabah, a Turkish newspaper. Erdogan stated that he had noticed Putin's positive approach toward the resolution of the conflict during the trilateral summit held between the leaders of Iran, Russia and Turkey in the Iranian capital of Tehran on September 7. "I hope he [Putin] will continue the positive stance also going forward," Erdogan stressed, adding that he considered it necessary to eliminate terrorists, but not the moderate opposition, which is also operating in Idlib.

19:45

A SUBMERGING GLOBAL ECONOMY "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A SUBMERGING GLOBAL ECONOMY by Egon von Greyerz GoldSwitzerland Many emerging markets are now turning to submerging markets as country after country is experiencing falling economies, currencies and stock markets. The currency is often the best indication of a...

The post A SUBMERGING GLOBAL ECONOMY appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:42

De Gecorrumpeerde Koos van Dam "IndyWatch Feed War"


Een lezer van mijn weblog wees mij op een interview in het programma Buitenhof met Koos van Dam, een diplomaat die als super specialist wordt gezien van de Arabische wereld en derhalve tot speciaal gezant voor Syri werd gebombardeerd, maar wiens optreden door de goed interviewende Jort Kelder genadeloos tegen het licht werd gehouden. Wat mij vooral opviel was dat Koos van Dam de Nederlandse bevolking niet had ingelicht over het feit dat Nederland terroristen steunde, terwijl toch Carla del Ponte,  tot vorig jaar lid van de VN-onderzoekscommissie voor Syri, heeft verklaard dat

Alle partijen in het conflict plegen misdaden. Nederland weet dat de oppositie oorlogsmisdaden pleegt.
https://www.trouw.nl/home/carla-del-ponte-nederland-is-mogelijk-medeplichtig-aan-oorlogsmisdaden~a67a3c06/

Op het bekende hautaine toontje van een polderregent antwoordde Koos van Dam hierop:

Ja, dat is makkelijk gezegd. Dan zit je safe.

Voor iemand met een beetje intelligentie werd uit Van Dam's verhaal duidelijk hoe ook hij gecorrumpeerd is geraakt, door in het openbaar zijn kaken stijf op elkaar te houden. Poldermodel.

https://www.vpro.nl/speel~POMS_AT_13090551~koos-van-dam~.html


19:36

Watch Out! This New Web Exploit Can Crash and Restart Your iPhone "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

It's 2018, and just a few lines of code can crash and restart any iPhone or iPad and can cause a Mac computer to freeze. Sabri Haddouche, a security researcher at encrypted instant messaging app Wire, revealed a proof-of-concept (PoC) web page containing an exploit that uses only a few lines of specially crafted CSS & HTML code. Beyond just a simple crash, the web page, if visited, causes a

19:36

365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A text telling you your flight to Queenstown hs been cancelled is not what you want to be greeted with when you land in Auckland after spending the best part of a day travelling.

Wonderful service from Air New Zealand staff to get you on an alternative flight in spite of technical problems helps.

Today Im grateful for calmness when you would be excused for being anything but, and service above and beyond the call of duty.

19:32

Debt Rattle September 17 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Ren Magritte Companions of fear 1942   Repo 105 (Ben Hunt) The Everything Bubble Threatens $400 Trillion In Assets (ZH) What Can Cause the Next Mortgage Crisis in the US? (WS) Dollar Dominant & Dangerous, System Not Stable Catherine Austin Fitts (USAW) Shell Faces One Of The Biggest Corruption

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19:30

Knife-wielding man shot after injuring police officer in Brussels "IndyWatch Feed World"

A knife-wielding man has attacked and wounded an officer in Brussels, police said, adding that they had shot and injured the assailant. The attack took place in Maximilian Park in the northern neighborhood of the capital on Monday morning, police spokeswoman Ilse Van De Keere said. The police officer who was attacked received minor injuries, she added. The suspect was shot by another police officer, and is "in a serious condition."

19:28

Japanese Submarine Conducted Exercise in South China Sea Last Week "IndyWatch Feed War"

Submarine Kuroshio and three other ships participated in exercise on Sept. 13, in a challenge to China

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Friday. His government has taken steps to change the countrys defense posture.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Friday. His government has taken steps to change the countrys defense posture. PHOTO:EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY
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TOKYOA Japanese submarine held a military exercise in the South China Sea, Japans Defense Ministry said Monday, in a challenge to China, which has made broad territorial claims in the region.

The ministry said the exercise took place Sept. 13 and involved the Japanese submarine Kuroshio, as well as three Japanese destroyers and five Japanese aircraft.

...

19:27

LLVM Developers Still Discussing SPIR-V Support Within Clang "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

One of the features that didn't materialize for LLVM / Clang 7.0 is the SPIR-V support within the compiler toolchain...

19:27

Experiencing July 12th as a southerner "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

This summer myself and my podcast co-host Tim Mc Inerney travelled to Derry and Belfast to experience the 11th and 12th of July for ourselves and record our experiences for our podcast The Irish Passport.

With our southern accents and southern registration plates, we got plenty of warnings to be careful from both sides of the border. But we wanted to see and understand for ourselves what the Glorious Twelfth is all about, confronting our own biases and gaps in knowledge, and speaking to people from all walks of life about what the tradition means to them.

We experienced a friendly and family-focused aspect of the festival, but also came face to face with its dark side, as we stood among thick crowds around a towering Belfast bonfire as those around us chanted We hate Catholics.

We also discovered how a legacy of discrimination has held the city of Derry back from its full potential.

You can hear our episode on Derry here, and listen to our episode on experiencing the 12th of July in Belfast here.

One conclusion we agree on? It was a fascinating experience.

19:22

Chinese vice-premier calls on global AI elites to tackle ethics questions "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Chinese vice-premier Liu He called on the world to work together to address complex ethical, legal and other questions raised by artificial intelligence as he kicked off a gathering in Shanghai bringing together the globes AI elites.

As members of a global village, I hope countries can show inclusive understanding and respect to each other, deal with the double-sword technologies can bring, and together embrace AI, said Liu, a highly influential official who has been Chinas top trade negotiator in the US-China trade war and is also on the countrys technology development committee.

The star-studded World Artificial Intelligence Conference, which opened Monday morning, comes as China has emerged as one of the worlds top players in AI, which promises to revolutionise everything from health care to driving to policing.

19:21

Iranian Foreign Minister slams Twitter for banning real Iranians "IndyWatch Feed World"

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the social media giant Twitter on Sunday of biased policy toward Iranian social media activity. In particular, the Iranian Foreign Minister said that Twitter was shutting down accounts of real Iranians, while ignoring anti-government accounts he claims are backed by the United States. Earlier, Iranian media outlets accused Israel, Saudi Arabia and exiled opposition groups, including the Mujahideen Khalq which has members based in Albania, of being behind social media campaigns calling for the overthrow of the regime in the Islamic Republic. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused Washington and Tel Aviv of waging a full-scale media war to discourage simple Iranians, as the country faces intense economic and political pressure after US withdrawal from Iranian JCPOA nuclear deal.

19:20

SBC: We Are NEVER Wrong! "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

SBC: We Are NEVER Wrong!

Guest Author, former SBC Independent Councillor, MIKE WARD, advocates the abolition of North Yorkshires Borough and District Councils and would bid fare-thee-well to their wildly over-paid top Officers.

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But then there was one

SBC is past its sell-by date and, given what it is doing or NOT doing, should be abolished and replaced by one Unitary Authority.

The electorate in various parts of the Borough should be given a vote on whether they want to be part of NYCC or East Yorkshire or Teesside, depending on where they live.

This idea is currently being considered in many parts of the country with District/Borough Councils being amalgamated with larger unitary authorities as a cost-cutting efficiency exercise.

It would allow more monies to be spent on essential services.

Many hundreds of thousands of pounds, if not millions, could be saved by simply removing a number of senior posts.

We have 7 District/Borough Councils in North Yorkshire, so even with seven less Chief Executives it is easily seen where cost savings could be made.

And then there would be just one Chief Executive and approximately 1m saved, then there would be just one Head of Legal/Democratic Services, so another m saved.

The money saved  would then pay for extra staff to ensure an improvement in essential services more for less.

It really is a NO-BRAINER.

That process will, however, take time and meanwhile we are left with the frightening prospect of elections in May 2019 and having Scarborough Borough Council, with its Conservative majority, making decisions which effect us all without listening and, most certainly, without full, open and transparent explanations, for another four years.

If they wont listen, then they cannot understand the concerns and dissatisfaction of the many even those who would consider themselves Conservatives!

The Whitby Piers are to be repaired, starting in October 2018

How many times have we heard that this month, next month, this year, next year over the last 10 years?!

SBC have known the serious condition of the Piers for years, but apart from repairing one major void, little else has been done.

Will work on the Piers actually start next month? Hopefully so.

Was the promise of a bridge to the East Pier extension to be included in any future repair just that an empty promise which SBC have shown, along w...

19:15

Huge late snowfalls in New Zealand build at 10 cm (4 inches) per hour "IndyWatch Feed World"

The 2018 ski season is in to its final month in the southern hemisphere and a number of areas have already closed until next winter begins in June/July 2019, but New Zealand's South Island is currently enjoying some of the biggest snowfalls of their season. Coronet Peak, pictured above earlier today, says it expects to have 60cm (two feet) of fresh snow waiting by tomorrow morning. Treble Cone (pictured below) reported it had had 50cm of snow and that the snow was still falling at a rate of 5-10cm per hour. Most areas were forced to close today and will assess conditions in the morning top see if it is possible to re-open on Tuesday. This was Cardrona earlier today with 35cm of snow at that point and still dumping:

19:15

170 MPH Super Typhoon Strikes Hong Kong! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

170 MPH Super Typhoon Strikes Hong Kong! Videeo BPEarth Watch Video Source

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19:14

The End of Scientific Integrity? Cochrane Collaboration Expels Critic of Big Pharma 4 Other Board Members Resign "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dr-Peter-Gtzsche

Dr. Peter Gtzsche has become the first member to be expelled from the Cochrane Collaboration in 25 years.

Comments by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

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19:14

Catholic Church Covered Up Child Sex Abuse For Decades In The Netherlands "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dozens of high-ranking members of the Dutch Catholic Church knew that children were being sexually abused by priests, but actively covered it up. They have been accused of taking part in or covering up abuse [...]

The post Catholic Church Covered Up Child Sex Abuse For Decades In The Netherlands appeared first on Your News Wire.

19:14

How was Nambi Narayanan framed in a fake Spy Case? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

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By Neeraj Mahajan

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra has dropped all charges against Nambi Narayanan a former Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientist and directed the Kerala government to pay Rs. 50 lakh as compensation to him, for wrongful imprisonment, malicious prosecution, humiliation and defamation.

There seems to be no way in which the state government can wriggle out of paying the compensation, this time, as the Supreme Court has made it quite clear that the amount is to be recovered from the state government within eight weeks.

The idea behind this is to restore the reputation of Narayanan who hails from a middle-class Brahmin family from Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu.

Expressing deep anguish at the manner in which 76-year-old Nambi Narayanan was labelled as a spy, arrested and subjected to intense torture in the ISRO spy scandal, the Apex Court ordered setting up a panel headed by Justice DK Jain. The Committee headed by the former SC judge has been mandated to probe allegations against Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Kerala police officers including a former DGP, two (now retired) superintendents of police (SPs) and some inspectors for fabricating evidence and misguiding the investigation leading to the scientists illegal arrest.

The liberty and dignity of the appellant, which are basic to his human rights, were jeopardized as he was taken into custody and, eventually, despite all the glory of the past, he was compelled to face cynical abhorrence, a three-judge bench led by CJI Dipak Misra said.

Dignity of an individual is an in-segregatable facet of his right to life with dignity, the CJI said.

Nambi Narayanan the scientist-in-charge of the cryogenics division, another top ISRO official D Sasikumaran, two Maldivian women and a businessman were arrested 24 years ago and subjected to 3rd-degree torture by Kerala police officers to make them confess in a fake espionage case.

The Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Kerala police officials interrogated him allegedly wanted him to make false accusations against the top brass of ISRO and in particular implicate A. E. Muthunayagam, his boss and the Director of the Liquid Propulsion System Centre (LPSC). When he refused, he was tortured until he coll...

19:14

CalPERS PR Strategy on CEO Marcie Frosts Resume Lies Backfiring "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

How CalPERS CEO Marcie Frost's media mavens are only digging a deeper hole in the scandal over her misrepresentations before and after her hiring.

19:12

All of the WineConf 2018 Videos Are Now Available "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Happening back at the end of June was WineConf 2018 in The Hague as the annual Wine developer conference. The remaining video recordings from that event are finally available...

19:10

BPA-Free Replacement Plastics May Still Have Harmful Effects "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

BPA-free plastics may not be safer than regular plastics after all, a new study finds

Consumers turning to plastics made with alternatives to BPA in the hope that they're safer won't like what they're about to hear.

A new study [open, DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.06.070] [DX], published in the journal Current Biology, concluded that common alternatives to BPA caused harmful effects in mice, notably in their reproductive cells. The findings add to the mounting body of evidence that these alternatives carry their own health risks. As Science noted, if further research on animals and humans continues to support these findings, it could derail efforts to reassure the many consumers already nervous about the plastics in their food and drink containers that there are safe options to choose from.

The issue has been one of major concern in recent years, in part because of the work of Patricia Hunt, the Washington State University geneticist who led the team behind the new research. She first helped draw attention to the possible perils of BPAbisphenol A in its long formafter stumbling on them by accident.

Read more of this story at SoylentNews.

19:08

It's 'open season' on all Russians "IndyWatch Feed World"

The ordeal imposed on Russian citizens traveling or sojourning in Western states shows that hysterical Russophobia and official paranoia is out of control. It's "open season" to criminalize all Russians. The cases of Maria Butina detained in the US, and that of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, the two men who traveled to Salisbury in England, are illustrative of a totally irrational anti-Russian mindset that has run amok. All have been accused of being Russian agents. Butina is facing five years in an American jail if she is convicted of spying. Her lawyer maintains she broke no laws while in the US. The only thing she seems "guilty" of is networking with various social and political groups - and of being Russian. The two men mentioned, fortunately, made it back to Russia before British authorities incarcerated them too on false charges. Petrov and Boshirov have been charged in absentia by British police in connection with the apparent poison-attack on a former Russian spy living in Salisbury. The British government accused the two men of being assassins belonging to Russian military intelligence, GRU. The basis for accusation is the pair were filmed by public CCTV cameras being in Salisbury town on the weekend that ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were allegedly poisoned with a nerve agent.

19:08

South Koreas Moon wants heart-to-heart summit talks with Kim "IndyWatch Feed War"

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that he will push for irreversible, permanent peace, and for better dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington, during heart-to-heart talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week. His chief of staff, however, played down the chance that Moons summit with Kim will produce major progress in nuclear diplomacy.

Moon flies to Pyongyang on Tuesday for his third summit of the year with Kim. This one comes as global diplomatic efforts to rid North Korea of its nuclear program have stalled and questions have been raised about how serious Kim is about following through with his vague commitments to denuclearize.

I aim to have lots of heart-to-heart talks with Chairman Kim Jong Un, Moon said during a meeting with top advisers, according to his office. What I want to achieve is peace. I mean irreversible, permanent peace that is not shaken by international politics.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, second from left, speaks during a cabinet meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. A senior South Korean official on Monday played down the chance that this weeks inter-Korean summit will result in major progress in efforts to rid North Korea of its nuclear program.

To achieve such a peace, Moon said hell focus during the summit on easing a decades-long military standoff between the Koreas and promoting a North Korea-U.S. dialogue on denuclearization issues.

Moon said he wants to find a middle ground between a U.S. request for (North Koreas) denuclearization and the Norths request for corresponding measures such as ending hostile relations and security assurances.

During a June summit between Kim and President Donald Trump, the North Korean leader expressed his commitment to denuclearization while Trump promised to provide him with security guarantees and announced the suspension of major military drills with South Korea.

North Korea has long maintained that its nuclear program is aimed at coping with what it calls U.S. military threats. North Korea is pushing for a peace treaty with the United States to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War. It also wants the lifting of U.S.-led sanctions.

North Korea has taken some steps, like dismantling its nuclear and rocket-engine testing sites, but U.S. officials have said it must take more serious disarmament steps before receiving outside concessions.

Earlier Monday, Moons chief of sta...

19:02

Interview with Michel Chossudovsky "IndyWatch Feed War"

Who Is Osama bin Laden. Interview with Michel Chossudovsky


By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Philip A Farruggio
Global Research, September 17, 2018
It's the Empire Stupid

...

19:01

The Poet: Spadecaller, "The Awakening" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"From emotional turmoil, hatred, and addiction the miracle of recovery begins in this Spadecaller Video entitled "Ex Obscurum" (From Darkness). Featuring original poetry narrated by the author and visual artist, Matthew Schwartz. Composer Samuel Barber's powerful musical score, adopted for the movie Platoon, (Adagio for Strings) sets the background for this spiritual exodus "From Darkness."

"The Awakening"

"Remnants of my arrogance
Crumbles like ancient paper.
Why have me suffer this way?
Knowing Im unable to lift myself up?

My dreams of grandeur are dead.
Glory is no mortal treasure;
Only a mirage for a lost soul.
Booze and drugs do not know my pain.

My body fails me.
My skin yellow, my vision dim.
I come to you burned and beaten.
Still clinging to these toxic vines,
The last rays of sunlight fading.

...

19:01

Beijing urged to print more money to help China cope with Donald Trumps trade war "IndyWatch Feed War"

Prudent monetary policy is binding the countrys hands, former official argues

South China Morning Post

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 16 September, 2018, 11:48pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 16 September, 2018, 11:47pm

Beijing should loosen its monetary policy to boost domestic demand as a way of managing the threat of additional tariffs from Washington, a former senior official said on Sunday.

We must fully play up the role of monetary policy in bolstering domestic demand when Donald Trumps trade war is directly hitting the countrys export sector, Zheng Xinli, former deputy director of...

19:00

19:00

Venezuelas Maduro Describes Visit to China as a Success "IndyWatch Feed War"

Caracas (TSN Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has described his ongoing official visit to China as a success and said he is willing to learn from the Asian country in order to help improve the economic recovery efforts taking place in his country.
maduro china xi jinpingVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Chinese President Xi Jinping
Image: teleSUR

It is a golden opportunity that we have today. I have great expectations. I am willing to learn to perfect the path that Venezuela has taken and achieve what is most important for the years to come, an economic revolution that will free the productive forces of the country and successfully create real wealth for the general happiness of our people, Maduro said.

He went on to note that the people of Venezuela are in favor of the economic revolution, however, work must be done to perfect the plan, perfect the capacity for monitoring, analysis, statistics, driving economic actors and building our own model.

Maduros statements were made at the start of a meeting with a group of experts from the Investigation Center of the Chinese State Council.

Related: Venezuela: Petro Reaches $5 Billion in Pre-Sales

Li Wei, president of the organization, informed the Venezuelan president, about the transformations China has undergone in recent years as well as development projects in the works.

Maduro, for his part, emphasized that Venezuelas Economic Recovery, Growth and Prosperity Program is based on a book authored by former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Chinese economic experts, wh...

America is Todays Nazi Germany "IndyWatch Feed War"

Washington D.C. (GPA) Its not against Jews this time; its against, especially, Houthis.

The U.S. and its allies in this case mainly the Saud family who own Saudi Arabia are systematically blocking food from reaching tens of millions of people, Houthis, who live in Yemen and are surrounded by the U.S. alliances engines of death. The U.S. alliances goal is to slaughter them all. The Sauds want the land not the people.

The U.N. has been brought into this scheme of mass-slaughter. The responsible U.N. Agency is the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Its leadership is mainly Mark Lowcock, who keeps silent about the genocide, except for rare occasions in which he says that if something is not done, then more tragedy will somehow happen in Yemen in other words, platitudes, in the face of what might turn out to be the biggest genocide since World War II. (And most of Hitlers slaughtering killed even more non-Jews than Jews, because the vast majority of people everywhere didnt want to be ruled by him and resisted his rule. The U.S. aristocracy and its allies havent yet matched what Germany did in that time, but theyll surpass it if they attack Russia as Hitler did which could happen.)

Lowcocks official web-page says about him that Mr. Mark Lowcock of the United Kingdom led the United Kingdoms humanitarian response to conflicts in Iraq, Libya and Syria, and to natural disasters in Nepal and the Philippines or that he was a functionary of the British aristocracy during its invasion of Iraq along with the aristocracy of the United States the billionaires and their international corporations and the non-profits which are actually these aristocrats main propaganda-mills and yet are tax-exempt. With Lowcocks designation as a Qualified Accountant, Mr. Lowcock brings a personal and analytical approach to humanitarian challenges. He doesnt count the corpses; he counts the money. Thats ...

19:00

Death - and Life "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Body Count

There are different ways to look at it, aren't there? Some would argue that there is a war of sorts brewing on whether or not it's acceptable to murder a child in utero (where there has been no rape/incest or threat to the life of the mother).

Yes, I realize that there is a division of opinion on this blog. Virtual Mirage readers are not a bunch of progressive lemmings. 

However, the scope of the activity sometimes escapes you and I merely wanted this to serve as a reminder that the progressives continue their march and their demand to kill on whim, right up to the moment of birth - because Planned Parenthood and its affiliates are all over the "right" to a third trimester abortion when the infant is viable and can be born normally and live a life. Who is to say whether that person's life is more valuable than any other? Apparently the law says so. Bravo. The numbers speak for themselves.

Grandsons

Some of the LL grandsons visited Disneyland  on Sunday, and were drawn to the pirate related things in the park. I explained to my daughter that their DNA, which includes genuine maritime pirates from the 17th Century is calling to them. If you watched the three boys play, you'd...

19:00

Monday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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18:58

Facebook Condemned for Empowering Right-Wing Magazine "IndyWatch Feed War"

Published on 
by

Facebook Condemned for Empowering Right-Wing Magazine to "Drive Liberal News Outlets Into the Ground"

What do you achieve when you let the Weekly Standard operate as a fact-checker for one of the internet's most powerful platforms? "You achieve bullshit."
...

18:55

What Keeps Them Up At Night "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

By Jim Quinn of Burning Platform

Government has coddled, accepted, and ignored white collar crime for too long. It is time the nation woke up and realized that its not the armed robbers or drug dealers who cause the most economic harm, its the white collar criminals living in the most expensive homes who have the most impressive resumes who harm us the most. They steal our pensions, bankrupt our companies, and destroy thousands of jobs, ruining countless lives.  Harry Markopolos, Madoff Whistleblower

The tenth anniversary of the Wall Street created financial catastrophe brought back some bittersweet memories this week. I wrote my first articles during the summer/fall of 2008 for Seeking Alpha. They included: Is The U.S Banking System Safe? (Aug 2008)The Great Consumer Crash of 2009 (Aug 2008)Looming Financial Catastrophe: A Real Inconvenient Truth (Aug 2008)Is Wachovia the Worst Run Bank in America (Sept 2008)The U.S. on the Precipice (Sept 2008)On Board the U.S.S. Titanic (Sept 2008)Our Coming Depression (Oct 2008), among others. I was pumping out 5,000 word articles every 2 or 3 days.

I was full of piss and vinegar. I was outraged by the actions taken by Paulson, Bernanke and Bush in bailing out criminal bankers with our money. This ensemble of accurate and acerbic articles led to requests for appearances on Glenn Becks CNN show, Neil Cavutos show, and several others. My need for my day job led me to turning down the invitations. I did several radio interviews, but kept a relatively low profile.

Ten years later, Im running low on piss and vinegar. Irrationality reigns. Abnormal is the new normal. Delusions and new paradigms rule the day. During manias it is virtually useless to try and use facts and rational arguments against propaganda, misinformation and hype. The delusional will have to be clubbed like a baby seal once again to regain some sense of reality.

During the crisis in 2009, some guy kept badgering me with emails and phone calls to appear in his documentary about the financial crisis. He had been reading all my Seeking Alpha articles and my early Fourth Turning articles tying the...

18:55

Britain Joins the US in Unwise Confrontation in the South China Sea "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Just as in its relations with Russia, it would serve Britain better to cease posturing and try moderation with China.

18:54

North Island farmers in New Zealand lose 100,000 lambs after spring snow storm "IndyWatch Feed World"

Farmers have suffered "devastating" lamb losses in eastern and central North Island over the last two weeks with an estimated toll of about 100,000. At current prices of $144 per mature lamb, the economic hit could be $14.4 million. By contrast Otago and Southland farmers are expected to escape lightly from the impact of snow that has fallen on Monday. Federated Farmers high country chairman Simon Williamson said lambing would not begin in the areas where most snow had fallen until the beginning of October.

18:45

Five Horrifying Examples of What Happens When Govt Takes Guns From the People "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Five Horrifying Examples of What Happens When Govt Takes Guns From the People By The Free Thought Project Arguably one of the rights that has seen less government encroachment in the US in contrast to other activities such as...

The post Five Horrifying Examples of What Happens When Govt Takes Guns From the People appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:45

Forget Putin, Trump is Acting in Every Way Like Netanyahus Manchurian Candidate "IndyWatch Feed War"

Forget Putin, Trump is Acting in Every Way Like Netanyahus Manchurian Candidate Moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; pulling out of the Iran agreement; defunding UNRWA, and closing the PLO mission in D.C.: every Trump administration move satisfies the objectives of the Israeli government while not benefiting the United States in the []

18:44

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Helps Prevent Frivolous Software Patent Lawsuits "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

it is therefore opposed by those who profit (hundreds of dollars per hour) from these frivolous lawsuits

Coins

Summary: PTAB with its quality-improving inter partes reviews (IPRs) is enraging patent maximalists; but by looking to work around it or weaken it they will simply reduce the confidence associated with US patents

THE reputation of the USPTO will depend on its patents. A few days ago we learned, based on an article from Brittany Shoot (Fortune), that OxyContin drugs lords make billions getting you addicted to drugs (with the states approval) and then they want a patent monopoly on getting you off these drugs. This is outrageous, yet the USPTO sees no scandalous thing here; it only sees scandals in particular trademark applications because these might seem rude.

It also looks like another bogus software patent has just been wrongly granted by the Office. Aquiire published a press release about it. How about this other press release, this time from MKThink, which speaks of technologies for analyzing business intelligence applied to physical assets, environmental factors, and cultural dimensions. Not abstract? Talari Networks also pushed out a press release [1, 2] and this one is almost certainly about software patents. Last among this bunch we have a press release [1,...

18:43

Canadians Who Smoke Marijuana Legally Could Face Lifetime Ban From Entering the US "IndyWatch Feed World"

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has announced that they will continue their fight in the losing battle of cannabis prohibition by banning Canadian cannabis users and workers from entering the United States.

Customs official Todd Owen told Politico that they will interrogate Canadian citizens that they suspect of using cannabis, and anyone who says yes, or lies, will be banned from the US for life. Additionally, anyone working in the legal cannabis industry will be labeled as a drug trafficker by the agency, even if they arent in possession of cannabis when they cross the border.

Facilitating the proliferation of the legal marijuana industry in U.S. states where it is deemed legal or Canada may affect an individuals admissibility to the U.S., Owen said.

Our officers are not going to be asking everyone whether they have used marijuana, but if other questions lead there or if there is a smell coming from the car, they might ask. If you lie about it, thats fraud and misrepresentation, which carries a lifetime ban, Owen added.

Cannabis for medical and recreational purposes is now legal throughout large portions of the US, but federal agencies continue to treat users like criminals, even in areas where it is legal. To make matters even more ridiculous, Canadian citizens can get in trouble for crossing the border with cannabis, even if they are crossing into a state where it is legal, like Washington.

US Customs officials have been enforcing this policy for years, as Jessica Goldstein learned in 2013. Goldstein was one of several Canadians to be banned from the US for admitting to Cannabis use at the border.

Im 30, a university student, and I cross the border weekly to buy my gas and groceries. I own a vacation property near Mount Baker. My father is American, I have family in California. Ive spent thousands of dollars in the U.S. It doesnt make any sense to me why theyd turn me away, Goldstein told the Vancouver Sun.

(The agent) interrogated me for about three hours and asked questions about my background, history and family and drug use. I was just totally honest. She asked how long Id smoked pot for. I said about 10 years. Then she asked how many times Id smoked pot in my life. I didnt know the exact number; probably around 500 times. Then she gave me a paper saying I was inadmissible to the U.S. and that I cant cross unless I get a waiver. They turned us around and we had to drive back, Goldstein explained.

By anyones standards, Goldstein admitted to casual, non-problematic dr...

18:41

Lightning bolt kills 100 farm animals in Kashmir, India "IndyWatch Feed World"

At least 100 cattle head, mostly sheep and goat, were burnt to death when lightning struck a herd in Kalgai, a remote Uri location closer to the LoC, reports reaching here said. Reports said that when it started massively raining, two herdsmen Nazir Ahmad Piswal and Mohammad Sharief located a shed on a hill and took their herd there. The shed belonged to JKPCC. They had barely got the herd in and were hunting for some shelter for themselves that the lightning struck the same shed. The two herdsmen barely had a providential escape. Later some revenue officials moved to the spot and assessed the damage. "We now know that Piswal lost 90 goat-heads and Sharief 10," local revenue official Nazr Din said. "I visited the two and assessed the losses personally." The spot is located almost 10 km from Uri on way to the Kaman Post. The area is prone to thunder and lightning. Police have also been informed for registration of a formal case.

18:37

Spiritual capital: why Ukraine is breaking from Russias Orthodox Church "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

The Ukrainian government has promised its citizens a new, independent Orthodox Church that will unite Ukrainian believers. But bringing several denominations together is harder than you think. RU

Ukraine is waiting for Tomos, a decree on the establishment of an independent United Local Orthodox Ukrainian Church. Photo CC BY-NC-ND 2.0: Luca Moglia / Flickr. Some rights reserved.Over the last few months, the lexicon of many Ukrainians has been enriched by two new words: Tomos and autocephaly. These words, whose literal meanings are religious decree and religious autonomy, have been all over the newspapers, social media and TV screens. In April this year, Ukraines president and parliament asked the Patriarch of Constantinople, the highest arbitrator in the Orthodox world, to recognise the canonical independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Religion, a subject that the media normally ignore outside Christmas and Easter, has dominated headlines and public debate ever since. And all because for many, the Tomos is a kind of declaration of Ukrainian independence not so much religious independence, but political.

Indeed, President Petro Poroshenko has stressed the political nature of this independence. Speaking on television recently, he declared that this isnt a religious matter. It isnt simply a matter of state either. Its a historic event, when Ukraines own church will return home after hundreds of years. Other public and political figures have echoed his sentiments. Vitaliy Deynega, a prominent activist on Ukraines frontline, posted this declaration on Facebook: Many generations have fought for the independence of our country, including its spiritual independence Its important to fr...

18:35

The questionable motives behind Bezos' new $2 billion charity "IndyWatch Feed World"

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the world's wealthiest man. He was also - until very recently - widely considered the least generous billionaire. To wit, the Bezos Family Fund - the only major philanthropic endeavor bearing his name - was established with money earned by his parents, who were early private investors in Amazon. But for whatever reason (maybe it was the intensifying political pressure from Bernie Sanders' "Stop BEZOS" act, or positive PR ahead of Amazon's much-hyped HQ2 announcement, or even the fact that Amazon Web Services is jockying for an immensely valuable DoD contract), Bezos decided that he wanted to improve his public image. Comment: Of course. For him it wouldn't be about actually helping anyone unless there is something in it for him. So earlier this week, he took his first tentative step toward establishing a reputation for philanthropy by unveiling the "Bezos Day One Fund." The fund, according to an announcement tweeted by Bezos, will help finance organizations dedicated to helping the homeless (several months after Amazon killed a Seattle employment tax to fund resources for that city's burgeoning homeless community) and establishing a network of preschools that will serve children from low-income families.

18:32

Musical Interlude: Melanie, Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Melanie, Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgrCtZKkgqI

"We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, 
but by the responsibility for our future."
~ George Bernard Shaw

18:31

[SECURITY] [DSA 4296-1] mbedtls security update "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Moritz Muehlenhoff on Sep 17

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Package : mbedtls
CVE ID : CVE-2018-0497 CVE-2018-0498

Two...

18:30

Hate speech "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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

18:30

Keeping Up Appearances S01 E05 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Wikipedia

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

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

18:30

"Sign Over The Gates Of Hell..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Sign over the gates of Hell: 
"Doesn't mean you're a bad person."
 ~ Robert Brault

18:28

[SECURITY] [DSA 4295-1] thunderbird security update "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Moritz Muehlenhoff on Sep 17

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Package : thunderbird
CVE ID : CVE-2018-5156 CVE-2018-5187...

18:27

40-tonne sperm whale found dead on Kwale beach in Kenya "IndyWatch Feed World"

Researchers are investigating the death of a rare male sperm whale found on the shores of the Indian Ocean near Kaya Waa beach, Kwale county on Saturday. The 16-meter 40 tonne whale was found by fishermen who are part of a science network called 'Kenya Marine Mammal Network". Michael Mwang'ombe who works as Marine Mammal Project Coordinator at the Watamu Marine Association said the whale might have spent a week in the waters before being washed offshore. The remains of the fish only found in deep seas are still at the shores after residents cut off huge chunks of the mammal for food. Its size and resting position on the beach has made it difficult to carry it away.

18:27

[SECURITY] [DSA 4294-1] ghostscript security update "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Moritz Muehlenhoff on Sep 17

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Package : ghostscript
CVE ID : CVE-2018-16509 CVE-2018-16802...

18:26

Dangerous and Massive Medical Fraud-Dr. Ted Broer- The CSS "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I recently interviewed Dr. Ted Broer on the CSS. The interview covered a wide variety of topic ranging medical fraud and just how close we are to insurrection leading to civil war.

The post Dangerous and Massive Medical Fraud-Dr. Ted Broer- The CSS appeared first on Dave Hodges - The Common Sense Show.

18:24

[SECURITY] [DSA 4273-2] intel-microcode security update "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Moritz Muehlenhoff on Sep 17

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Package : intel-microcode
CVE ID : CVE-2018-3639...

18:18

Rabbi Dovid Weiss: Zionism has created rivers of blood "IndyWatch Feed War"

Rabbi Dovid Weiss: Zionism has created rivers of blood The Jewish scholar explains why Zionism and Judaism are not necessarily the same thing and why he believes that Israel as a state is not legitimate.

18:17

[slackware-security] php (SSA:2018-257-01) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Slackware Security Team on Sep 17

[slackware-security] php (SSA:2018-257-01)

New php packages are available for Slackware 14.0, 14.1, 14.2, and -current to
fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.2 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/php-5.6.38-i586-1_slack14.2.txz: Upgraded.
One security bug has been fixed in this release:
Apache2: XSS due to the header Transfer-Encoding: chunked
For more information, see:...

18:15

La ltalit du gaz de chlore Une explication possible du nombre lev de victimes et dcs la suite des attaques du 7 avril 2018 Douma, en Syrie "IndyWatch Feed War"

Un rapport prcdent dEliot Higgins a rassembl les preuves concernant au moins deux bouteilles de gaz jaunes associes aux attaques du 7 avril 2018 Douma, en Syrie. Ce rapport examine les similitudes avec les prcdentes attaques qui ont impliqu du chlore en Syrie, et dnombre les bilans humains rapports depuis Douma allant de 43 plus de 85 victimes. Quatre jours aprs lattaque, certains sites dinformation ont rapport qu environ 500 personnes Douma avaient des symptmes dattaque chimique.

Le nombre lev de pertes humaines et de victimes par rapport aux attaques prcdentes impliquant du chlore a conduit certains affirmer quune substance plus mortelle, comme un agent neurotoxique, avait d tre utilise dans ces attaques rcentes. Il est difficile dtre certain des diagnostics mdicaux bass sur des informations de troisime main. La seule faon dfinitive de dterminer quels agents chimiques sont impliqus est deffectuer des analyses appropries des chantillons environnementaux et des chantillons de tissus prlevs sur les victimes.

Cependant, des analyses de vidos YouTube de survivants soigns, des vidos de victimes enregistres peu de temps aprs les attaques et des interviews de tmoins et de personnel mdical suggrent que la grande majorit des signes et symptmes cliniques (tels que lopacification cornenne, la mousse dans les bouches et les narines, due un dme pulmonaire, observes sur les cadavres) ainsi que les rapports environnementaux (comme une forte odeur rappelant celle de leau de Javel ) sont surtout compatibles avec une exposition des niveaux levs de chlore, bien quils nexcluent pas compltement quun agent neurotoxique ait aussi t impliqu. Je fournis ci-dessous des calculs indiquant que, dans certaines conditions, les niveaux de chlore auxquels les victimes peuvent vraisemblablement avoir t exposes au cours de ces attaques peuvent facilement expliquer le lourd bilan humain signal.

Au moins trois stratgies auraient t utilises dans les prcdentes attaques au chlore, elles comprennent :

a.) des bouteilles de chlore pressuris largues avec des barils explosifs pour que les bouteilles se rompent limpact,

b.) des roquettes avec de petites bonbonnes de gaz sous pression en guise...

18:15

DECLAS, A Week To Remember, Renegade Exposed (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

DECLAS, A Week To Remember, Renegade Exposed Video X22 Report Q drops new breadcrumbs, the entire MOAB is about to drop. Trump and the patriots are preparing for this drop that will shock the people of the US. It...

The post DECLAS, A Week To Remember, Renegade Exposed (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:13

[SECURITY] [DSA 4293-1] discount security update "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Alessandro Ghedini on Sep 17

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Package : discount
CVE ID : CVE-2018-11468 CVE-2018-11503...

18:07

US used biological weapons near the borders of Russia "IndyWatch Feed War"

US used biological weapons near the borders of Russia In the social media there was information that representatives of the US Embassy in Georgia had brought frozen human blood and pathogens to the country. As Georgian insiders have informed, the dangerous cargo has got to the country for use in the secret military program of []

18:05

End of Days Biblical Prophecy Announced by Group Linked to Israeli Government "IndyWatch Feed World"

An Israeli Jewish fundamentalist group that received donations from the countrys defence minister has said that an end of days prophecy ushering Armageddon has been fulfilled following the birth of a flawless red heifer.

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RED HEIFER CANDIDATE BORN IN ISRAELOn the 17th day of Elul, 5778, (August 28, 2018), a red heifer was born in the land

Posted by The Temple Institute on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The Temple Institute, which promotes the construction of a third temple on the ruins of Al-Aqsa Mosque, has announced the birth of the first red calf in Israel for 2,000 year. They believe that a biblical prophecy predicting the end of days has come true. The temple institute in Jerusalem announced the calfs birth, saying it would undergo extensive examinations to determine if it is red all over.

The Jewish fundamentalist group believes that if the female baby calf is found to be blemish free and completely red, the institute will declare that the calf will bring the promise of reinstating biblical purity to the world.

...

18:05

Palestinian President Abbas: Israel, biased US working against peace - US revokes visas of Palestinian envoy's family after mission shutdown "IndyWatch Feed World"

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Israel is working against peace and security by killing and displacing Palestinians and building settlements on occupied land with the support of the "biased" United States. "Killing, expanding settlement[s], destruction, and the uprooting of the Palestinian population will not bring peace or security," President Abbas said in a meeting with former Israeli left-wing lawmakers on Sunday, Palestinian news agency WAFA reported. "This (Israeli) government's policies and the biased US decisions contradict the international resolutions and are harming the chances of making just peace based on the two-state solution along 1967 borders," the president said.

18:00

Manly Monday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The post Manly Monday appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:00

BBC Classic Drama: War & Peace by Nikolai Tolstoy #15/20 Moscow "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Wikipedia

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

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

18:00

Hand-Forged Cases Make Nixie Clocks into Works of Art "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Both Nixie and Steampunk are getting a bit overused. Its hard to count the number of clock projects weve seen recently that combine the two, and normally wed be loath to feature yet another variation on that theme without a good reason. This is a good reason.

[Claes] doesnt have many details on the build process weve been in contact and he says hes working on documentation but it doesnt matter. As if all that werent enough, the clocks are controlled by a remote, which has its own IN-16 tube and is motion controlled. The last bit is a nice touch since there are no buttons to distract from the smooth lines of the hammered metal case.

We gush, but we think this one really shines. Thats not to take anything away from previous Nixie-steampunk mashups, like this single-digit clock or this solar power meter. But these clocks are a step beyond.

18:00

Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The president never has alcohol as some kind of excuse, not that's it's an excuse. But it seems inevitable that he'd nominate someone to a lifetime position who shares his proclivity for assaulting women.

Discuss

Serious Question "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Back in 2004, I spent a month in the Tampa Bay Area organizing teams to do voter registration drives. One of the most common rejections we got was people telling us that they couldn't register to vote because they were felons. It was shocking not just for how many people told us that they were felons but for how willing people were to tell a stranger about it. In some cases, it seemed like they were lying and it was just a convenient Florida-style way of telling a door-knocker to go away. But, where I come from, you'd never shoo away a canvasser by confessing to having a serious criminal record. If that were the reason you couldn't register, you'd make up some other excuse. What was different in Florida was the total lack of shame associated with the term, which I took to mean that felonies were passed out far too regularly in Florida. It shouldn't be a normal thing to have a felony conviction.

In any case, can you guess who wants to help fix the problem?

Discuss

Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Why anyone has sympathy for Paul Manafort is beyond me.

Discuss

17:59

Google Android team found high severity flaw in Honeywell Android-based handheld computers "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Experts at the Google Android team have discovered high severity privilege escalation vulnerability in some of Honeywell Android-based handheld computers.

Security experts from the Google Android team have discovered a high severity privilege escalation vulnerability in some of Honeywell Android-based handheld computers that could be exploited by an attacker to gain elevated privileges.

According to the vendor, Honeywell handheld computers combine the advantages of consumer PDAs and high-end industrial mobile computers into a single rugged package.

The rugged devices provide enhanced connectivity, including industry standard 802.11x, Cisco compatibility, and Bluetooth, they are widely adopted in many sectors, including energy, healthcare, critical manufacturing, and commercial facilities.

The US ICS-CERT published a security advisory to warn of the vulnerability that affects several models of Honeywell Android handheld computers, including CT60, CN80, CT40, CK75, CN75, CT50, D75e, CN51, and EDA series.

A vulnerability in a system service on CT60, CN80, CT40, CK75, CN75, CT50, D75e, CN51, and EDA series mobile computers running the Android Operating System (OS) could allow a malicious third-party application to gain elevated privileges. reads the advisory published by the US ICS-CERT.

The flaw, tracked as CVE-2018-14825, received a CVSS v3 base score of 7.6).

Honeywell Android-based handheld computers

Customers should whitelist trusted applications to avoid malic...

17:55

#London #Ontario: Call To Action against PEGIDA on #Oct13 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Over the long weekend on October 13th, Londons far-right freakshow known as PEGIDA will be returning once again to their protected space in front of city hall. Recent appearances in Toronto have had them supported by various right wing groups, but in London they often show up in low numbers. The last couple times however, we are beginning to notice that they are being flanked by groups like Soldiers of Odin, Proud Boys, and occasionally other groups. I am an individual who has seen my fair share of rallies and will not be able to attend for a variety of legitimate reasons and I am sending this in hopes that a call for help will be answered by comrades and allies in the region.

Originally published by Nortshore Info.

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

London (Ontario) has historically been known as a white power hub, but that has all changed in recent years. The white power boneheads are all but extinct or have moved on to more mundane activity unrelated to politics. Of course, we know that our big threat now comes from these new groups who dont wave swastika flags and brawl at punk shows. These far-right groups are tenacious, showing up repeatedly despite the overwhelming opposition and multitudes of failures all while not having a cohesive leader to bring their movement out of obscurity. It is in this that London becomes a very dangerous breeding ground for new extremism as our citys new immigrant population has to adjust to what amounts to a very white collar, conservative town with a new student population every year that could bring in just about anybody. Our opposition to this needs to be multifaceted and willing to be ready for any situation.

We know that these groups dont represent London, they dont represent the working class they claim to speak for, and they dont represent what we want to see take root here again with roving gangs of white supremacists. Never again means never again.

PEGIDA, as we all know, is a branch of the broader European movement which directly connects itself to white supremacist groups and neo-nazis. Unsurprisingly, they dont stray far from that path here and you can see their efforts in detail on the Anti-Racist Canada blog ...

17:49

River chiefs - an ingenious approach to water governance in China? "IndyWatch Feed World"

A series of reforms are taking effect in China in an attempt to improve the protection.and health of rivers.

17:49

How to crash and restart an iPhone with a CSS-based web attack "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

How to crash and restart an iPhone with a CSS-based web attack

A security researcher has revealed a method of crashing and restarting iPhones and iPads, with just a few lines of code that could be added to any webpage.

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

17:46

Legends of a medieval female pope may be true "IndyWatch Feed National"

Medieval legends claim that Pope Joan was the first and only female pope. And now, an analysis of ancient silver coins suggests that the ordained woman may have actually lived. According to legends from the Middle Ages, a pope named John, or Johannes Anglicus, who reigned during the middle of the ninth century, was actually a woman, Pope Joan. For instance, a story from the 13th century written by a Dominican monk from Poland named Martin claimed that Pope Joan became pregnant and gave birth during a church procession. However, there is much debate over whether a pope named Johannes Anglicus existed, much less whether this pope was a man or woman. The doubt stems in part from the great deal of confusion over the identities of popes during the middle of the ninth century. For example, in the oldest surviving copy of the Liber Pontificalis, the official book of biographies of popes during the early Middle Ages, "Pope Benedict III is missing entirely," study author Michael Habicht, an archaeologist at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, told Live Science. Discovering whether Pope Joan existed may not only solve a religious and historical mystery, but also factor in to modern arguments over the role of women in the church. "The debate on female ordination in the church is still ongoing," Habicht said. Now, Habicht has suggested that symbols on medieval coins show that Pope Johannes Anglicus may have existed, and so, Pope Joan may have been real as well. "The coins really turned the tables in favor of a covered-up but true story," Habicht said.

17:45

Tens Year After the crisis theyre doing the same thing and expecting different results "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Tens Year After the crisis theyre doing the same thing and expecting different results by Simon Black Sovereign Man Holy crap turn on your TV! This is crazy! It was Sunday, September 14, 2008. Exactly 10 years ago to the...

The post Tens Year After the crisis theyre doing the same thing and expecting different results appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:45

(IN)SECURE Magazine issue 59 released "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

(IN)SECURE Magazine is a free digital security publication discussing some of the hottest information security topics. Issue 59 has been released today. Table of contents The importance of career pathing in the cybersecurity industry Securing healthcare organizations: The challenges CISOs face Fingerprinting HTTP anomalies to dissect malicious operations How to keep cryptominers from opening up your IT container boxes Report: Black Hat USA 2018 Vulnerability research and responsible disclosure: Advice from an industry veteran Managing More

The post (IN)SECURE Magazine issue 59 released appeared first on Help Net Security.

17:44

U.S. Again Cries Chemical Warfare in Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

U.S. Again Cries Chemical Warfare in Syria By Scott Ritter, Officials still cant confirm there was a gas attack in April. So on what grounds do they predict a new one? Featured image: U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley at the UN this week. (Twitter/Nikki Haley/U.S. Govt) Authors Update 9/12/18: The Syrian government, backed []

17:44

Labor support for TPP does not help bring the change that Australia needs "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Jim Hayes

It is a shame that this fallout occurs, when it is so important to build unity, not only for an end the Coalition government, but to present the Australian people with a clear cut alternative, to the corporate welfare state and misery for everyone else.

It is up to the supporters of the deal to prove that the TPP has something going for it. Theres been a stunning silence on this front. Perhaps, its because it is indefensible.

Some are talking of betrayal, after the caucus voted to agree to pass the enabling legislation.  Within its own base, Labors leadership is losing some credibility, in in terms of its sincerity.

Australian Manufacturing Workers Union national secretary Paul Bastian said the TPP would be a disaster for Australian workersIt beggars belief that the Labor caucus would sign off on ratifying the TPP given its against the partys own policy.

The Electrical Trades Union warned Labor it faced a real threat of losing the support of Australian workers ahead of the next election if it failed to reverse its support for the TPP.

In addition to making it easier to turn jobs over to lower paid foreign workers, the TPP will establish a system that will enable for private foreign corporations to sue the Australian government for any action it takes that has a negative impact on their capacity to trade, including funding and providing cheaper services through the public system. There is also concern that it would seriously limit capacity to protect the environment.

Labor has announced a policy to improve h...

17:40

Who Conflates Zionism and Judaism? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Gilad Atzmon | September 16, 2018 Every Sabbath the good people of Ann Arbor protest against their local synagogue. They have been doing it for 15 years.

17:40

UK Against Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



Not much to do with fluoride but I find it interesting when people reveal their innermost thoughts. She certainly has beautiful teeth.

17:40

Bad Journalism 101: Perverted Motels Edition "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Content Note: Child Sex Abuse

So, we here in my head are, as you might expect from the title of this blog, quite interested in both perverts and perversion. We believe that our blog name can and should be interpreted in 2 ways:

  1. Perverts deserve justice in the same way non-perverts deserve justice, and

But despite our interest in these topics, we never expected to have to defend motels from non-consensual obscene photography. Yet, apparently there is such a need. The following is an actual quote from Rawstory:

According to News9, the documents reveal [former Oklahoma state senator Ralph] Shortey placed Craiglist sex ads, took obscene motel photos and used fake names to traffick underage boys.

The actual obscenity was presumably the non-consensual photography of children trafficked, raped and abused by Shortey. While it is unclear from any available source whether the photos took place before, during or after the rape and sexual assault, whether the photos depicted the assaults themselves is in no way a saving grace. Whatever the content of the photos, Shortey wanted them as trophies of his successful rape and abuse of children. Thats just horrifying, however you report on it.

Nevertheless, I am interested in how the media is reporting on this. Not because I think I would change my assessment of Shortey or the photos, but rather because of what that tells us about the relationship of journalists and journalism to the issues of rape, sexual assault, and other forms of abuse that are typically conducted outside the view of the public eye. After all, Rawstory didnt get the idea to portray things that way from their imaginations. Heres that News9 story Rawstory was crediting:

Craigslist sex ads, dirty motel photos and fake names are all documented in the case against the suspect.

Later in the story, News9 references

images [that] show stains on an unkept bed.

It could easily be this that merited the description dirty motel photos earlier in the story, but as Rawstory changes dirty to obscene we are made...

17:39

Rare goat species discovery in Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 2016 video from Pakistan says about itself:

Markhor (national animal of Pakistan) video

in this video you will see markhor in the wild. Markhor live in the mountain and cold weather areas of Pakistan. People hunt them and now the markhor species is in danger. If the government will not not take steps against the hunting of markhor, then soon this animal will be no more in Pakistan.

In Pakistan, markhor hunting is still legal. The government should stop the hunting of markhor, people come from other countries for markhor trophy hunting.

From the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in the USA:

Ecologists report sighting rare wild goat species in Afghanistan

September 14, 2018

Based on field surveys in northern Afghanistan, Zalmai Moheb, an ecologist with the Wildlife Conservation Societys Afghanistan Program and a doctoral candidate in environmental conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with others, report this week that they have for the first time documented by direct observation the presence of two rare Asian wild goat species in the country.

The species, both of concern to conservationists, are the markhor (Capra falconeri) or screw-horned goat, and the Siberian ibex (Capra sibirica), which occur in several countries. Both have been reported in Afghanistan, but few studies have been made there in recent years and their distribution is largely unknown, Moheb points out.

The report of field surveys he and colleagues conducted from July to October 2011 has just been published in the annual newsletter of the International Union for Conservation of Natures Caprinae Specialist Group.

Moheb and colleagues re...

17:36

US, UK, Saudis, and UAE Want Yemenis to Starve "IndyWatch Feed War"

US, UK, Saudis, and UAE Want Yemenis to Starve By Stephen Lendman,   Famine stalks Yemen because of US/UK supported bombing raids coupled with a naval blockade ignoring the laws of war.  On Thursday, UN humanitarian official in Yemen Lise Grande said war in the country continues taking an incalculable human toll, adding: Conditions []

17:33

Tesla is Ending its Lifetime Free Supercharging Offer "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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Tesla's offer of free, unlimited Supercharger access was supposed to have ended in early 2017, but it's been on a form of life support since then. Unless you were buying a regular Model 3, you could get the no-cost charging by ordering your EV with a referral code from an existing owner. Now, however, even that exception appears to be coming to an end. Elon Musk has pointed out that the referral program is about to end. After September 16th, owners will only get to hand out $100 in Supercharging credit to Model S, Model X and Model 3 Performance buyers -- just enough for a few top-ups.

While there is a chance this isn't a permanent end (this is the company that brought back the Roadster), we wouldn't count on it given the finality of Musk's statement. Previous referral programs started the day after their predecessors ended.

The end to the offer isn't surprising, even with Tesla's repeated extensions. Superchargers may cost you less than filling up a gas-powered car, but they're still expensive to operate -- Tesla had to factor the cost of Supercharging into every sale when the perk was free for every buyer. And when the automaker is still bleeding cash, it's likely determined to cut costs and boost revenue whenever possible.

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/09/16/tesla-ends-lifetime-free-supercharging-offer/


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17:32

No bad reviews? Amazon employees might have deleted them for bribes "IndyWatch Feed World"

Some Amazon employees have reportedly been bribed by sellers to remove bad reviews of products sold through the online retail giant. The average bribe is around $300 per review, with most of the demand coming from China. The retail giant has launched an internal investigation into the shady practice, with a probe ongoing since May, when Eric Broussard, Amazon's vice president, was reportedly notified of the problem, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The transactions were facilitated by middlemen who used the messaging service WeChat in China. Citing people familiar with the scheme, the WSJ reported that it costs around $300 to delete one review. However, brokers prefer to trade wholesale, with the minimum number of reviews for removal standing at five. Depending on the type of data and its volume, the brokers also charge between $80 and $2,000 for coveted data. Up for grabs are internal sales statistics, including keywords, as well as an option to delete reviews or buy customers' email addresses.

17:32

Trump to send "Presidential Alert" to every cell phone in America on Thursday "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on September 20th. The emergency communications drill will begin at 2:18 p.m. EDT through 2:20 p.m. EDT. Every cell phone in the US will receive a text message from President Trump. All US wireless firms and more than 100 mobile carriers are participating in the exercise that allows for presidential alerts, FEMA wrote in a Thursday press release. "The EAS [Emergency Alert System] is a national public warning system that provides the president with the communications capability to address the nation during a national emergency," FEMA said in a statement.

17:30

Does Free speech offend you? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Does Free speech offend you? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

17:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama:Water Rats S03 E18 Mocha Fudge "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Season 3 Episode 5 appears to be missing

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

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

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

17:29

Ash to Ash: a new artwork reimagines the history of trees "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Ash to Ash: a new artwork reimagines the history of trees

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17:29

PLO envoy's family leaves Washington after losing diplomatic status "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Ambassador Husam Zomlot said cancellation of visas, which follows US moves to close PLO office, 'goes against diplomatic norms'

17:28

Abstract Patents (Things One Can Do With Pen and Paper, Sometimes an Abacus) Are a Waste of Money as Courts Disregard Them "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

An abacus

Summary: A quick roundup of patents and lawsuits at the heart of which theres little or no substance; 35 U.S.C. 101 renders these moot

THIS almost final post (for today) is also the longest. It covers new examples in which the patent system notably the USPTO in this case presents recklessness or disregards for patent quality, legal certainty and so on. What good are patents if their legitimacy isnt being assured and whose underlying economics are misunderstood (or worse ignored)? Mere ideas arent inventions. Thoughts arent inventions, either. Nature is not an invention and merely discovering things which always existed in nature cant be considered an invention (at best a discovery). The patent systems oughtnt be misused or endlessly stretched to cover just about every conceivable thing because that would hold science as well as free thought back. Those who care about patents should shun the patent maximalists and aim to restrict the scope of patents. The same goes for copyrights and trademarks.

We start our journey with this bizarre new article that uses the term IP, probably conflating trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks with patents. Proactive Investors UK speaks of patent licensing, but this case appears to concern something like copyrights (which they vaguely allude to as IP). GAN must be extremely misguided if it thinks that it can win a patent lawsuit over software in the US, so on the face of it it boils down to bad reporting or bad communication (misleading on purpose) from Irwin IP LLP. What does the following mean by technology? Code? Mere ideas? Secrets? It doesnt say clearly. To quote:

GAN claims that some internet gambling operators have been using its technology without permission, and it is now seeking commercial settlements for these...

17:26

Banks gambling with fossil fuels could cause the next financial crisis "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Banks gambling with fossil fuels could cause the next financial crisis

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17:25

Rogue nuclear-armed Israel working hard to make sure 'enemies' don't have advanced weapons to defend themselves "IndyWatch Feed World"

Israel is taking every effort on a regular basis to prevent its opponents from acquiring advanced weaponry, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. The statement comes a day after a Syrian military source told Sputnik that the Arab republic's air defenses had repelled Israel's missile attack targeting the area close to Damascus International Airport. Shortly after the report, a spokeswoman for the Israeli army declined the Sputnik request for comments, which is the country's established practice. Comment: Unprecedented 'transparency', from the only 'democracy' in the Middle East. "Israel is constantly working to prevent our enemies from arming themselves with advanced weaponry. Our red lines are as sharp as ever and our determination to enforce them is stronger than ever," Netanyahu said in the run-up to the weekly cabinet meeting, as quoted by his press service.

17:22

Terrarium TV Dev Says He Could Hand User Info to Authorities "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Terrarium TV was one of the most impressive pirate apps in recent years. Utilizing video content hosted on file-hosting platforms, it grew to become a serious competitor to apps like Showbox and Popcorn Time.

Last week, however, developer NitroXenon announced that the project would be shutting down

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

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

As always, people wanted to know why the project was really being shut down. TorrentFreak spoke with NitroXenon who told us.very little. When questioned he refused to speak about his motivation, which of course led to speculation, some of it reasonable, some of it less so.

The big possibility, of course, is legal threats. Given that NitroXenon refused to answer, we might deduce that hes under pressure not to speak. However, no substantial facts were available to definitively back that up so we had to take his statement at face value.

And then this weekend, out of the blue, NitroXenon scared thousands of Terrarium TV fans with a surprise announcement.

Former users of Terrarium TV, who didnt immediately uninstall the app as NitroXenon had previously advised, suddenly started receiving notifications on their devices.

Uninstall immediately! one warned. Your IP address and location are being tracked!

We cant guarantee that details wont be shared upon request, advised another.

These kinds of notifications are not what the average user expects and of course, panic ensued. Was this some kind of scare tactic to ensure the last few people uninstalled the app or were the notifications sent out of genuine concern for users?

On Sunday, TorrentFreak was able to reach NitroXenon and ask him what on earth is going on. He had nothing reassuring to say.

Im just telling the truth, he told TF. Almost every app tracks users IP [addresses]. And if I must [hand] the info to authorities then Ill do it.

Other than this statement, Nitro...

17:21

Why Is Assad An Insane Suicidal Monster? #PropagandaWatch "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

As we know from the political puppets and their mouthpieces in the controlled corporate media, Syrian President Basher al-Assad is a bloodthirsty monster responsible for the wanton slaughter of (fill in the number) of his own citizens, and he particularly enjoys dropping chemical weapons on women and children despite knowing that this is the one thing that will bring him universal condemnation and ensure a full-scale assault on his country. . . But why? Why is he such a monster? That is the question, and the New York Times offers its own helpful explainer with predictably comic results. Don't miss this edition of #PropagandaWatch from The Corbett Report.

17:20

How tobacco shills inspired climate denial "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

How tobacco shills inspired climate denial

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17:18

#Lebanon is too Diverse for a Single Trip Video by Tolt is Out "IndyWatch Feed World"

So the famous French travel vlogger Tolt did end up releasing a Dont go to #Lebanon and it looks pretty cool!

However, it did feel like watching the Rise Above Lebanon tourism video with all these drone shots, but its always refreshing to see a positive video on our country, one that beautifully portrays it and dispels all the misconceptions. On a side note, some of these misconceptions are quite new to me like Lebanon has no history for example. Where did he get that from?

Check it out:

17:17

The Syria Deception, Part 1: Al-Qaeda Goes to Hollywood "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Syria Deception, Part 1: Al-Qaeda Goes to Hollywood Grayzone Project | September 15, 2018 This exclusive Grayzone investigative mini-doc by Dan Cohen exposes the cynical deceptions and faux humanitarianism behind the campaign to sell the dirty war on Syria. It will demonstrate the lengths that the US and its allies have gone to develop []

17:16

Police Arrest Texas Border Patrol Agent Accused of Being a Serial Killer "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Juan David OrtizJuan David Ortiz, an intel supervisor for the Border Patrol, has been accused of killing four women, including one transgender woman, and kidnapping a fifth woman, who escaped and alerted law enforcement. (TT)  A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been accused of going on a nearly two-week-long serial killing spree that came to an end on []

17:15

Yesterdays Pep Rally: Our Plan for a modern and prosperous New Zealand by Jacinda Ardern aka Jacindas platitudinous pile of piffle (#1) "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Note: This will be several posts, to keep matters reasonably short and interesting.

Yesterdays big event was a carefully orchestrated media event with a vetted audience and pre-vetted questions for the Q + A at the end. it was more like a Trump rally than the participants would care to admit. We had the warm up act Winston Peters, the sycophantic backing group led by James Shaw and then the star of the show Jacinda Ardern. Again very Trump like with a speech devoid of any real substance, full of waffle or as Chris Bishop remarked a platitudinous pile of piffle

Some commentators likened it to a product launch. Sorry, product launches are about concrete finite things which can be examined and assessed in a meaningful way.

Similarly there has been talk of this being a blueprint. My dictionary defines a blueprint as a detailed plan. This speech did not set out a detailed plan it was a collection of aspirations laying out very broad and often vague concepts. In the IT industry this is sometimes called vapour ware indeed some software has been characterised by slogans such as runs well on Power Point, this disparaging description seemed peculiarly apt yesterday when the media construct aka Jacinda Ardern revealed her genius.

or as Walter Mondale famously said in 1984 Wheres the beef?

Wheres the beef? is a catchphrase in the United States and Canada introduced in 1984. The phrase originated as a slogan for the fast food chain Wendys. Since then it has become an all-purpose phrase questioning the substance of an idea, event or product The phrase became associated with the 1984 U.S. presidential election. During primaries in the spring of 1984, when the commercial was at its height of popularity, Democratic candidate and former Vice President Walter Mondale used the phrase to sum up his arguments that program policies championed by his rival, Senator Gary Hart, were insubstantial, beginning with a March 11, 1984, televised debate prior to the New York and Pennsylvania primaries.

Anyway here is the speech with Adams comments

Jacinda Ardern said:

After seeing a busy show reel like that, I have a couple of observations.

This appears to be the show reel (released by NZ Labour Party. If not, please inform Adam and show him where the actual one is.)

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17:13

Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge breaks marathon world record by 78 seconds "IndyWatch Feed World"

On Sunday, Kenyan Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge set a marathon world record at the Berlin Marathon by finishing the race in two hours, one minute and 39 seconds, chopping an astonishing 78 seconds off the standing record. The 33-year-old athlete beat the previous world record set in Berlin by Kenyan runner Dennis Kimetto, who won the Berlin race in 2014. "I lack words to describe this day," Kipchoge said following his victory. "They say you miss two times, but you can't miss the third time," he said, referring to his two previous attempts to break the world record in Germany. Amos Kipruto of Germany came second at two hours, six minutes and 23 seconds, followed by former world-record holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya, who was just 25 seconds behind.

17:12

Getting Caught: Call for stories about the times you didnt get away "IndyWatch Feed War"

It happens. When youre pushing limits, trying to find new ways to fight back, sooner or later you might get caught. And its not the end of the world.

Originally published by Northshore Info.

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

The first time my house got searched, it was 3am. I was all in black with a dufflebag over my shoulder full of crowbars, bolt cutters and gloves, and I was on my out the door. But through the front window, I saw flashing lights and then the shadows of cops walking dogs back and forth on our lawn. They had the street closed off

Yes, getting busted sucks and lets keep finding ways to avoid it. But theres value in sitting a while with that moment when you realize you arent getting away this time. Reflecting on them can give courage and determination to keep going, to try again, to fail better.

I was 19. I grabbed my roommates who were awake and as the pounding on the door started we tried to decide what to do. They were shining flashlights through the window and knocking on the glass. We decided I would go outside porch to talk to them and my roommate would lock the door behind me.

Getting Caught aims to be a place to tell those stories. Submit your very short stories (300 words. The shorter the better) about times when you didnt away. Well collect them and publish them as a pretty risographed brochure, as a pdf, and maybe on a website. You can email your submission to nothing-stops@riseup.net (PGP key here) or you can leave them as a comment on this post on North Shore Counter-Info. If theyre clearly marked as submissions, the mods have agreed to send them along. All submissions will be anonymized even if you tell us who you are. Get your submissions in by October 31, 2018 and the collection will be ready before New Years eve.

The cops said they were just looking for some guys who robbed a gas station across the street. If we just let them in, they wouldnt notice anything that wasnt those guys. They promised. But if...

17:10

Judicial Watch files complaint against New Jersey Dem Cory Booker for ethics violation "IndyWatch Feed World"

The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed an ethics complaint against New Jersey Democrat Senator Cory Booker. Last week, Booker violated rules of the U.S. Senate during confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Booker admitted his wrongdoing because he was trying to look like a hero for leftists. He said at the time that he would accept the consequences for doing so. Well, here you go Senator Spartacus.

17:04

Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire warns that demonizing Russia bringing us to brink of catastrophe "IndyWatch Feed World"

The scapegoating of Russia, which is actively promoted by the West, is "inexcusable" as it pushes the world back into the Cold War era and puts it on the brink of a disaster, Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire has warned. Russia has become the latest victim of the blame game hysteria, which the US and its western allies engage in to justify their ever-increasing military spending, Maguire wrote in an opinion piece. "All armies must have an enemy to deem them necessary," she said, adding that people "must be convinced that there is need for action to safeguard the freedom of their country." What also apparently drives the Western elites mad is the prospect of losing their perceived superiority and global hegemony in the view of the new rising powers such as Russia and China, the peace activist said. "Do we honestly believe that the Western allies are going to give up their power? My suggestion is: not easily," Maguire wrote. Comment: The sad thing is that they've already lost these things. They just don't want to accept it and are lashing out in denial. "The old dying empires will fight tooth and nail to protect their financial interests such as the petrol dollar and the many benefits that come through their power over poverty-stricken countries," she warned. "The demonization of Russia is, I believe, one of the most dangerous things that is happening in our world today," Maguire said as she denounced the "scapegoating of Russia" as an "inexcusable game" while saying the amount of propaganda spread by the western media is literally "a throwback to the Cold War era." She also called on people to wake up to the real results of the West's self-declared fight for freedom, which left millions in despair but greatly benefited the elites that "financially gained from war."

17:03

British, Spanish bombs, Saudi famine warfare kill Yemenis "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

This video from Spain says about itself:

16 September 2018

Spain To Move Forward With Sale Of 400 Bombs To Saudi Arabia

Just about a week after halting a bombs sale to Riyadh following a widespread indignation over Saudi Arabias indiscriminate bombing in Yemen, the Spanish government said it would still go ahead with the deal.

From daily News Line in Britain:

Monday, 17 September 2018

STARVING YEMENIS ARE EATING LEAVES WHILE THE UK SUPPLIES SAUDIS WITH BOMBS AND MISSILES

YEMENI families are starving with nothing to eat but leaves as Saudi Arabia steps up its deadly bombing campaign using British bombs and missiles to slaughter Yemeni men, women and children.

Mothers are picking leaves from the local Halas vine, and boiling them into a sour, acidic green paste as they attempt to keep their starving children alive.

Walid al-Shamshan, head of the Health Ministrys nutrition section in Hajjah, said the province had seen 17,000 cases of severe acute malnutrition in the first six months of 2018. Deaths happen in remote villages where people cant reach the health units, Shamshan said. Its a steady deterioration and its scary.

UNICEF says 1.8 million children are acutely malnourished in Yemen. Saudi Arabia and its allies, backed. ar...

17:01

The Culture of Hate "IndyWatch Feed World"

This is an excerpt from the chapter titled Hate in Chris Hedges new book, America: The Farewell Tour, published by Simon & Schuster.

IT WAS A SWELTERING JULY afternoon when fifty protesters, many dressed in fatigues and wearing shirts that identified them with groups such as Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, Bikers for Trump, the Alt Knights, and a militia group called American Patriot the III%, gathered in a gravel parking lot in Deposit, New York. They had come for the Second Annual Ride for Homeland Security. Pickup trucks, cars, and motorcycles were adorned with American flags. Deposit, a depressed rural community in upstate New York with a population of 1,577, is located at the confluence of the Oguaga Creek and the West Branch of the Delaware River near the border with Pennsylvania.

The protesters, several driving all night, planned to ride past a small community called Islamberg, an enclave of two hundred mostly black Muslims in nearby Hanover, with seventy acres of farmland and woods. The community, with its modest homes of wood and cinder blocks along dirt roads, is a punching bag for rightwing conspiracy theorists.

The protesters milled about in the parking lot under the gaze of nearby State Police. Three counterprotesters stood near a car and filmed the group. The event opened with a short prayer. A stocky man handed me a flyer titled, Islam: A religion of peace? It read:

KORAN 2:191 Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them.
KORAN 3:28 Muslims must not take the infidels as friends.
KORAN 3:85 Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable.
KORAN 5:33 Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam.
KORAN 8:12 Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Koran.
KORAN 8:60 Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels.
KORAN 8:65 The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them.
KORAN 9:5 When opportunity arises kill the infidels wherever you find them.
KORAN 9:30 The Jews and Christians are perverts, fight them.
KORAN 9:123 Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood.
KORAN 22:19 Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water, melt their skin and bellies.
KORAN 47:4 Do not hanker for peace with the infidels; behead them when you catch them.'

There are far more calls by the God of the Hebrew Bible and Christian Book of Revelation for holy war, genocide, and savage ethnic cleansing than in the Koran, from the killing of the firstborns in Egypt to the wholesale annihilation of the Canaanites. God repeatedly demands the Israelites wage wars of annihilation against unbelievers in Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, and the Book...

17:01

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


by Noah

Once in a while, I like to use a tweet for a Midnight Meme Of The Day. Some are just too good to ignore. Such is the case with the one above from @PoliteMelanie.

Bob Woodward has now given us fascinating looks into the administrations of 9 presidents. Fear might be the last one for any one of a number of reasons but despite past presidents occasionally denying the contents of Woodward's books about their time in the White House, the things presented Woodward's books have always proven to be true and they have stood the test of time. The truth will outlast Trump and his Republicans. The bigger question is will the United States and its citizens.

If you have the misfortune of having a relative who is still a Trump supporter, even now, you may want to choose a copy of Fear to give them this upcoming holiday season. They will love the title just for the name alone, since fear is exactly what makes Trumpies tick. Just make sure you say "Merry Christmas" no matter what their religious upbringing and, don't forget to make it the audio book version. And, find a way to program it so it not only can't be turned off but each attempt will make it play louder!

17:00

Why Jordan Peterson only eats meat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Why Jordan Peterson only eats meat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

17:00

Ikea is now interested in self-driving cars "IndyWatch Feed World"

As cars go autonomous, their interiors can resemble living spaces. Ikea is poised to capitalize on that.

Ikea is in the midst of a transformation. With the acquisition of Task Rabbit, the introduction of electronics and smart appliances, and the launch of augmented reality apps, the Swedish furniture giant is becoming more of a tech company. It is collaborating with companies like Adidas, Lego, and Sonos on its path toward being a source of all kinds of well-designed products. And now, the companys innovation lab Space10 is looking into yet another area of life that Ikea is poised to touch: transportation.

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17:00

Taste testing the best vegan burger "IndyWatch Feed World"

We visited White Castle, Shack Shack, and By Chloe to put these hyped plant-based burgers to the test.

What is a veggie burger, if not an oxymoron? Burgers are meat on a bun, inherently. How could you ever crave a burger if you didnt want the meat inside? Believe me, you can!

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17:00

Manitoba hiker missing in German Alps found dead, family confirms "IndyWatch Feed Tech"




 This is a reminder of just how vulnerable we truly are when we walk the wild.  This guy was clearly an experienced hiker.  Yet he had a simple misstep.  That is also possible on a city street.  Step off a curb in error and roll directly into an oncoming bus.  Just how concious are we of our surroundings.  Because of years of expereince, our city instincts are well honed.

Not so in the wild.  Yet it is simple to lower your guard.  After all it was only a short mile or so to the next station.  He got too relaxed and took his eye of the ground in the wrong spot.  I have made similar mistakes and cannot emphasize how dangerous the wild really is.

It is also a reminder to always have a walking partner and if that is not possible, to put on your hyper vigilant persona.  Wake up.  Make that your watch word.


Manitoba hiker missing in German Alps found dead, family confirms

Jeff Freiheit last spoke to his wife Aug. 2, before he set out on a treacherous trail

CBC News Posted: Aug 26, 2018 8:02 AM CT | Last Updated: an hour ago






Jeff Freiheit posted this photo to Facebook from Bad Tolz, Germany, on Aug. 2. A Facetime call with him on that date was the last time his wife, Selena Freiheit, spoke with him before he went missing. (Submitted by Selena Freiheit)

Jeff Freiheit, a Manitoba teacher who went missing while hiking in the German Alps, has been found dead, his family has confirmed. He was 32.

Freiheit's family last heard from him on Aug. 2, shortly before he set out to hike a five-kilometre stretch of rugged trail just north of the Austrian border.

Freiheit's sister, Amanda Devigne, said her brother was found at the base of Brauneck mountain by his mother and his best friend, who had travelled there to search for him. He'd fallen about 60 metres. The pair were accompanied by a group of volunteer searchers.


  Devigne said she and her family are "forever grateful" to the strangers who treated Freiheit and her family like it was their own family they were looking for.


No evidence of foul play

German police said Sunday that searchers had found what they believe to be the body of a Canadian in the Bavarian Alps, and that there was no evidence of foul play.

On YouTube, Rich Manfield, who had been...

17:00

"Diversity" is a NWO Doublespeak Trick to Destroy the White Race "IndyWatch Feed Tech"





Let us understand something.  Racism or ethnic supremacy comes to all of us a naturally as breathing and it empowers the constant warfare between natural communities.  It is logically absurd and that is that.  Overcoming this natural bias demands education of all participants.

That means it is a two way street subject to careful investigation.  We may challenge Jewish attitudes to Palestinians but it is empty if we do not also challenge Palestinian attitudes to Jews.  Without a binary approach, the one soon feeds of the other and mutual hatred is easily and continuously promoted.

It means little enough if one side has power over the other, yet it has been the glory of Christianity that they ended slavery in a time and place.  That decision is still working out.  The intent of the NWO is suspect and is a real problem in terms of resurgent NAZISM.

Worse, the leadership is not the cream of the intellectual crop and the aspects of their belief system belies all that.  They are stupid and their solutions are stupid.

All this is resolved through the continuing promotion of Christianity as is actually happening..


"Diversity" is a NWO Doublespeak Trick to Destroy the White Race


http://humansarefree.com/2018/08/diversity-is-nwo-doublespeak-trick-to.html

The Zionist central banking cartel is behind "diversity" whether it takes the form of multiculturalism, migration, miscegenation or the attack on gender. Its proponents are globalist (Communist) traitors.
by Henry Makow Ph.D. (excerpt)

In English, "Diversity" means acknowledging differ...

17:00

Qanon Heads up for Thursday "IndyWatch Feed Tech"



Various tidbits here.  Not only are we having a communication test on Thursday, but it appears that the supreme court vote will also be held on that day.  What it does mean is that the President can actually address the whole population on that day and thereafter on this emergency system.  How about sending out Executive Orders?

How about launching those arrests that day? Other events should also happen between today and Thursday including the release of redacted documents.


 Without question, the arrest of 55,000 will be historic.  And the only thing that is certain in terms of this flood of data is that those sealed indictments exist.  The rest we need to be aware of in order to avoid been shocked but we do not need to know at all.  What we have is a list of expectations and an opposition that is becoming steadily quieter..








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17:00

What on Earth Happened to the Old Europeans? Pre-Indo-European History of Europe "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


What i suspect is essentially true is that northern tribes around the Baltic, somehow or the other bred true for a white skin and this ultimately dominated however it happened.  Recall though that the climate naturally bleeds out the pigmentation.  Thus the natural coloration will be brownish and this surely includes the Mediterranean although it has been argued otherwise.

This came home to me with a Cypriot Turkish friend of mine who in Cyprus was known as Black Josef because of his deep sun tan.  Yet years in Vancouver lightened him hugely.

However it happened, they all became cattle men first and then excellent farmers in order to preserve their herds and themselves through the winter.  This led to large established villages and a concomitant population increase.  Increasing numbers naturally absorbed the far less populous lifeway of all other nations there.

Their organized lifeway supported hugely increased economic activity. and this triggered the European Bronze Age and the advent of a serious seamanship as well.  All this took place before 2500 BC which coincides with the unusual expansion of white skinned peoples in particular.

This then fed directly into the eastern seaboard of the USA  and drove a migration of European folk to the Americas.  Migrations may well have happened much earlier as well, but a major influx then became possible.  What this meant is that a small clan driven from their hunting grounds by expanding agriculturists  would naturally take ship and head to known better hunting.  Ironically this is exactly what played out later in the Americas as well.


What on Earth Happened to the Old Europeans? Pre-Indo-European History of Europe

Masaman

Published on 20 May 2018


What happened to the Old European? Meaning the original people groups of Europe that inhabited the landmass before the arrival of the Indo-Europeans, a group which would later evolve into the vast majority of European nations we see today, from the Russians, Italians, Irish, Norwegians and Greeks. Although precious little is known, there are clues left behind in the archaeology, genetics, linguistics and historical texts that have been passed down through the generations,...
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16:58

Drunk on Homesickness "IndyWatch Feed National"

Seven months into a student exchange in Europe, and Id only seen two Australians.

One was guy who had little interest in reminiscing about our favourite meat pie flavours. Mines bacon and cheese! I offered. He said he didnt care.

The other was a girl whom, upon hearing her Sydney accent, I became so overwhelmed with excitement at finding another Australian, I tried to high five her, accidentally catching her on the side of the head.  She wouldnt speak to me after that, which I couldnt blame her for.

I later realised these uncomfortable encounters all stemmed from my deep longing for Australia and all its uniqueness. Missing family, friends and my adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was to be expected, but missing my country was a new feeling Id never had to experience.

So while searching for cheap pre-drinks from a supermarket in Prague, I found a bottle of Yellow Tail: a shitty bottle of Australian wine that Id never touch at home. I didnt even look at the price.

Seventeen minutes is all it took for me to drink the whole bottle. Walking with my group of exchange friends to our meeting point, I tripped over the cobbled roads as everyone encouraged me to chug it.

Oh what a fool I was.

Its a weird kind of power move to walk down a street openly sculling a bottle of wine. No paper bag. Nothing to hide (which became further evident when I tried to flash people passing by).

The wine hit hard possibly because I was emotional about home; possibly because I hadnt eaten much that day; possibly because I did pre-shots before pre-drinks.

With a beautiful Italian friend to my right and an adorable Finnish pal to my left, my hands were gripped tightly as they both talked in that light babyish voice people use to address drunk people. Feeling happy and floaty and obviously straight-up stupid, I suggested we get more drinks. The idea was shot down in a variety of languages all with the same premise of fuck no.

As a group of 12, I was easily passed around for shifts of, Okay, you take care of the drunkard now, which I did apologise for profoundly the next afternoon when I could function again.

When we started to fumble our way back home along the rickety pavers of Prague, my legs and arms were swinging in all directions to keep me from fal...

16:58

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent 09/17/18 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

This week we have four newcomers in our chart.

Skyscraper is the most downloaded movie.

The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDrip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise.

RSS feed for the articles of the recent weekly movie download charts.

This weeks most downloaded movies are:
Movie Rank Rank last week Movie name IMDb Rating / Trailer
Most downloaded movies via torrents
1 (1) Skyscraper 6.1 / trailer
2 () Solo: A Star Wars Story 7.1 / trailer
3 () Sicario: Day of the Soldado 7.3 / trailer
4 (2) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 6.5 /...

16:55

Every Cell Phone in America Will Receive a Text Message From Trump on Thursday "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Emergency Alert Trump(ZHE)  The Federal Emergency Management Agency  (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on September 20th. The emergency communications drill will begin at 2:18 p.m. EDT through 2:20 p.m. EDT. Every cell phone in the US will receive a text []

16:52

Egypt Cracks Down On Fake News, Social Media, Journalists "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Echoing some of President Donald Trumps rhetoric, authorities in Egypt are taking aim at an alleged barrage of fake news they say is meant to sow division and undermine the rule of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

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Under a new law, the states top media regulatory agency can now use the fake news label to shut down social media accounts with more than 5,000 followers, without having to obtain a court order. Another new law allows blocking websites with content deemed a threat to national security.

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Last month, the government set up a unit tracking alleged rumors, after El-Sisi claimed without elaborating that the government had identified some 21,000 rumors having been circulated over a three-month period this year. The Cabinet often issues statements refuting purported rumors.

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Government critics denounce the measures as the latest attempt to suppress dissent and silence what is left of independent journalism. Over the past few months, some 500 online sites have been blocked, as part of the states growing control over the media, according to an Egyptian watchdog, the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression.

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They (authorities) have blocked all sources of information, said Khaled el-Balshy, a prominent pro-democracy activist and former board member of the Journalists Union. They confiscate the media and any area of free speech, even on social media.

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Two of his websites were recently blocked, including one just nine hours after its June 19 launch. He said the government did not publicize the decision or provide an explanation.

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Trump has repeatedly accused critical media outlets of being producers of fake news, labelling them the enemy of the people, and only lauding those that cover him favorably.

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Egypts government never said publicly that it was embracing Trumps media policies, but El-Sisi, a staunch Trump ally, has made clear that he wants to see the media united behind him.

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El-Sisi has alleged that Egypt and other Arab nations are being threatened by rumors.

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The real danger is blowing up countries from within, El-Sisi said in July. Rumors, terrorist acts, losing hope and frustration, all these (things) function in an incredible network aiming at one objective: to stir up people to destroy their country.

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In recent years, more restrictive media policies have been adopted elsewhere in the Ara...

16:52

Apples AirPower wireless charging mat may be doomed to failure "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rife with problems, the product could be canceled entirely.

In September 2017 when Apple unveiled the iPhone X and the then-new iPhone 8 series, both of which featured wireless charging, the company also previewed the AirPower wireless charging mat that would allow three devices to be charged at once. Apple promised the AirPower would ship in 2017but it never did. Then people expected it to ship in 2018, but it hasnt yetand Apple didnt even give an update on it at last weeks iPhone event.

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16:48

Jacinda's latest speech "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

I could find nothing to say about it.

But ACT has and it's worth repeating:

What Did She Say?
Ardern wants a growing economy that is working for all of us, wellbeing for New Zealanders and their families, and a country we can be proud of....

How to Tell if a Policy is Absurd
If the opposite of a policy sounds absurd, then the policy is absurd. Who would campaign for a shrinking economy that doesnt work, misery for New Zealanders and their families, and a country we should be ashamed of on the global stage? The opposite of ACTs policies are more state control in education, heavier handed regulation of the economy, higher levels of taxation and Government expenditure, and more Government ownership. All inferior opposites of ACTs actual policies, but not absurd.

16:48

Permanent base of Russian mercenaries in Syria is discovered (photo) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Russian mercenaries from Wagner private military company are based on the outskirts of Hayan Petroleum Company gas...

The post Permanent base of Russian mercenaries in Syria is discovered (photo) appeared first on InformNapalm.org (English).

16:46

Deep M6.5 earthquake south of the Fiji Islands "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit south of the Fiji Islands at 21:11 UTC on September 16, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 570 km (354 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 588 km (365 miles). According to the USGS, the...... Read more

16:44

It's time to train accountants in sustainability "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

How can you manage what your accountant isn't trained to measure, asks Leanne Keddie from Concordia University.

16:43

Pakistan denies opening Afghan trade route for India "IndyWatch Feed War"

Pakistans Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday refuted the news that Pakistan has expressed its readiness to talk on restoration of India-Afghanistan trade route using Pakistans land.

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Pakistan has not agreed to consider Afghanistan-India trade through our land, the Foreign Office said while quoting Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

The rejection came after US Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass has said that Pakistan is considering resumption of India-Afghanistan trade via its territory.

Pakistan had already approached Afghanistan earlier this year and indicated its willingness to resume trade between Afghanistan and India through its land, Bass told The Economic Times in an interview on Saturday.

Afghan peace in Pakistans long-term interest: US diplomat

The revelation is significant given the fact that Pakistan has not allowed Indian goods to be transported through its territory into Afghanistan.

Bass also stated that the US did not believe that the conflict in Afghanistan would end with a military victory.

No one in the US government is saying at this point that we expect this conflict to end with a military victory. We believe that this conflict will end with a political settlement, he said.

The US diplomat went on to add that a political settlement in Afghanistan is in Pakistans long-term interest.

Bass claimed the Pakistani government had approached Afghanistan after assessing two developments.

We have seen an increase in exports from Afghanistan to India [through air cargo]. It is obviously one part of the export strategy but it is an important part and I think part of the reason why, in addition to the economic relationship between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, a couple of months ago for the first time the Pakistani government expressed a willingness to start talking with its Afghan counterparts for parameters to enabling trade between India and Afghanistan through Pakistan, he said.

The US ambassador also stated that Indian firms had been investing heavily in Afghanistans growth. Increased trade, connectivity through Central and South Asia through Afghanistan were all missed opportunities as a result of the prevalence of status quo, he added.

Bass also discussed the impact of US sanctions on Iran and the imp...

16:41

South Africa: Resolutions from general assembly after wave of serious repression in KwaZulu-Natal, and Eastern Cape "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Abahlali baseMjondolo held a special general assembly, open to all members and branches in good standing, in Durban on Sunday. The assembly was very well attended and important resolutions were taken.

Submitted to Enough is Enough.

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

The general assembly was held to deal with some serious issues confronting the movement. As everybody knows our movement continues to suffer a wave of serious repression in KwaZulu-Natal, and now in the Eastern Cape too. People have been killed in both provinces, threats of various kinds, including death threats, are an everyday bread and a large number of people are sleeping outside their homes, and moving from different place to different place each night. Some people had to move to different provinces for their safety. Sbu Zikode has been completely underground since July. All of this puts a huge strain on our movement, and on the people, families and communities most directly affected by repression.

In June our movement was approached by senior people in intelligence. They said that they had information about a plan in the ANC in Durban to assassinate Zikode. They had incredibly detailed and accurate knowledge about the internal workings of our movement and showed us that knowledge. The accuracy of their knowledge was a new development. Previously when our members have been questioned by intelligence while in police custody we have seen that their views on the movement have taken the form of a few facts scattered into wild stories that are completely and laughably untrue. Usually they are obsessed with inventing theories about external manipulation to explain what is in fact the democratic self-organisation of the oppressed as if it was a conspiracy. It became clear to us that, along with the usual forms of surveillance, intelligence now have access to detailed and accurate information from within our movement.

The intelligence officer who approached us said that the arrest of the eThekwini Mayor, Zandile Gumede, was imminent. He also said that it would not be good for the countrys international reputation if Zikode was assassinated as he was a high-profile figure.....

16:40

Amazon is investigating employees leaking sales data for bribes "IndyWatch Feed World"

The practice is reportedly widespread in China where Amazons internal sales data can sell for anywhere from $80 to $2,000.

The employees are allegedly leaking confidential sales information to independent merchants selling on the site that hope to glean ways to increase their sales, the Wall Street Journal reports. The practice is reportedly widespread in China where Amazons internal sales data can sell for anywhere from $80 to $2,000. For that money, sellers get data about internal sales metrics and reviewers email addresses. The employees leaking the data are also said to be offering to delete negative reviews and restore banned Amazon accounts.

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16:38

EOSBet Gambling application hacked, crooks stole $200,000 worth of EOS "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The gambling application EOSBet was affected by a vulnerability in its smart contract system that has been exploited by attackers to steal $200,000 worth of EOS.

The security breach was first reported by the member thbourlove of the EOSBet Reddit community that shared the code used to exploit the flaw.

After seeing the exploit code, the EOSBets official Reddit account admitted the hack.

Yep, we were hacked. But we also have this exact assertion that you do. I would be careful, its a bit deeper than you think. stated the EOSBets official Reddit account

EOSbet app

A million-dollar EOS gambling dApp suffered a major blow, just days after declaring itself to be the safest of its kind. reported The Next Web website.

Hackers have taken 40,000 EOS ($200,000) from the operating wallet of EOSBet by exploiting vulnerabilities in its smart contracts

The gambling application is based on the EOS blockchain, it was taken offline in response to the security breach.

[] A few hours ago, we were attacked, and about 40,000 EOS was taken from our bankroll, said an EOSBet spokesperson.

This bug was not minor as was stated previously, and we are still doing forensics and piecing together what happened.

According to the company the attackers exploited a bug in one of their games, but it seems that the same issue could affect other games of the gambling platform.

The hackers were able to forge fake hash to hijack the EOSBets transfer funds.

The attackers have attempted to transfer funds to a wallet under their control that looks very similar to the one used by EOSBet.

The hackers only make a limited number of transactions from a number of accounts, they used the following message or similar as a description:

Memo: Please refund the illegal income eos...

16:35

Report: Dutch Catholic Church Accused of Covering up Child Sex Abuse "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Worshippers light candles and pray next to a statue of Jesus in a Roman Catholic church in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday April 1, 2005. Pope John Paul II is in grave condition, the vatican said Friday, but it said he is lucid and spent the morning celebrating mass and receiving top AP Photo/Peter Dejong

 

More than half of the senior figures in the Dutch Catholic Church have been accused of covering up or engaging in the sexual abuse of children, according to a report by the Netherlands leading newspaper.

Out of the 39 cardinals, bishops, and auxiliary bishops, four have been accused of abusing children whilst another 16 have been accused of transferring known paedophile priests to other parishes where they may have gone on to abuse more children, reports the Dutch newspaper of record NRC Handelsblad.

The abuse is said to span from 1945 to 2010, including well-known and lesser-known cases that have surfaced since 2010, the beginning of the abuse scandal in the Netherlands and is sourced from original reporting, the Deetman Commission that investigated the sexual abuse of minors in the Roman Catholic Church in 2010-2011, and anonymous information obtained from a victims support unit at the Church.

NRC profiles the clerics who abused the choir girls, altar boys, other minors, and seminarians, notably: 

  • Jan Ninhaus, who died in 2000, and had abused eight boys before becoming Auxiliary Bishop of Utrecht; the Roman Catholic Church had found the complaints against him well founded.
  • Jo Gijsen, Bishop of Roermond, who died in 2013, had complaints against him for raping two boys upheld by the Church. Gijsen also facilitated the moving of other paedophile priests from one parish to another.
  • Philippe Br, Bishop of Rotterdam (1982-1993), was accused of sharing a bed with male students training as priests and had allegedly taken no action against at leave five priests who had abused children.
  • And Jan ter Schure, former Bishop of Den Bosch who died in 2003, is said to have abused a pupil at a boys boarding school in Ugchelen. The congregation of Salesians, to which he belonged, paid the victim 16,000 euros in 2003.

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16:35

North Koreas Trump-Era Strategy: Keep Making A-Bombs, but Quietly "IndyWatch Feed War"

 For seven years, Kim Jong-un has pursued an in-your-face strategy for building his nuclear arsenal: detonating blasts underground and firing missiles into the sky, all to send the message that his countrys nuclear buildup is irreversible.

Now he appears to be changing his approach, current and former American intelligence officials say, tailoring it to his reading of the man he met for a few hours three months ago in Singapore: President Trump.

North Korea is making nuclear fuel and building weapons as actively as ever, the publicly available evidence suggests. But he now appears to be borrowing a page from Israel, Pakistan and India: He is keeping quiet about it, conducting no public nuclear demonstrations and creating no crises, allowing Mr. Trump to portray a denuclearization effort as on track.

Mr. Kims new forbearance has helped keep a stream of warm words coming from Mr. Trump. A week ago, the president praised Mr. Kim, with whom he says he has forged a special relationship, after the North Korean leader refrained from parading missiles down the streets of Pyongyang during a military celebration.

By David E. Sanger
The New York Times

President Trump and Kim Jong-un at their summit meeting in June. They have exchanged warm words ever since. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times

On Tuesday, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea will visit the North Korean leader in Pyongyang for their third meeting, and over three days the two men are expected to discuss a peace declaration that the North has said must precede any further discussion of disarmament.

Looming over the meeting is the post-Singapore stalemate on progress despite Mr. Trumps new tone of accommodation, including his openness to a second meeting with Mr. Kim. After declaring a year ago that Mr. Kim had to disarm quickly or face fire and fury, Mr. Trump now says there is plenty of time.

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16:30

Daily roundup "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Just a brief note to those readers who like to add their own contributions to Daily roundup in the comments. PLEASE remember that politically incorrect and offensive (but funny) jokes are only to be enjoyed on Mondays in the Comedy corner post which is specifically for that kind of humour. Do not post that kind of humour here. The post Daily roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

16:30

Classic Comedy:The Darling Buds of May S02 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Not all episodes play in all countries

The Darling Buds of May is an English comedy drama television series, produced by Yorkshire Television for the ITV network, first broadcast between 7 April 1991 and 4 April 1993. It is an adaptation of the 1958 novel of the same name, and its sequels, by H. E. Bates.

Set in rural 1950s Kent, it follows the life of the Larkin family. It starred David Jason as Pop Larkin alongside Pam Ferris as Ma Larkin, with Catherine Zeta-Jones playing their eldest daughter Mariette, who marries tax inspector Cedric Charlie Charlton, played by Philip Franks. A ratings success, it proved to be Zeta-Joness breakout role.

Featuring a total of 20 episodes, it was broadcast as three series of six double-episode story lines in the spring of 1991, 1992 and 1993, plus two single-episode Christmas specials aired in 1991 and 1992

16:29

Amazon launches Storefronts to promote small businesses "IndyWatch Feed World"

And to promote an image that its not a soulless tech giant that squashes mom-and-pop shops.

The e-commerce giant has opened a new section on its website called Amazon Storefronts that showcases products from more than 20,000 U.S. small and medium-sized businesses that sell on its platform. Customers are now able to browse through the Storefronts 25 categories including pet supplies, electronics, and books. Any products bought through these categories will come from small and medium-sized businesses in the 50 states.

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16:27

Turkish Journalist Ayten ztrk is kidnapped in Lebanon by Turkish CIA "IndyWatch Feed War"

On 9 March 2018, the Lebanese police arrested the Turkish citizen Ayten ztrk at the international airport Rafiq Hariri (Beirut, Lebanon), when she was making her way to Greece. On 13 March, the Minister for Home Affairs, Nohad Machnouk, secretly referred her to the Turkish equivalent of the CIA or MI5 (Mill stihbarat Tekilat (MT), bypassing the judicial process for extradition. Mr Machnouk is a member of the Current of the Future (Hariri's party). Ayten ztrk is a journalist who opposes (...)

16:24

Denuclearisation to top Moons Pyongyang agenda: Seoul "IndyWatch Feed War"

Denuclearisation will be high on South Korean President Moon Jae-ins agenda when he meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang this week, Moons office said Monday.

Moon will fly to the North Korean capital on Tuesday for his third summit with Kim in the latest stage of a diplomatic thaw on the peninsula, although progress has stalled in denuclearisation talks between Pyongyang and Washington.

We will push for North Koreas advanced denuclearisation and a reciprocal measure from the US by swiftly reviving sincere dialogue aimed at establishing new, peaceful relations, Moons chief of staff Im Jong-seok told reporters.

AFP | The meeting in Pyongyang between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will mark the latest stage of a diplomatic thaw on the peninsula

Moon, who met Kim twice this year, was instrumental in brokering the historic Singapore summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim in June, when Kim backed denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

But no details were agreed and Washington and Pyongyang have sparred since over what that means and how it will be achieved.

The US is pressing for the Norths final, fully verified denuclearisation, while Pyongyang has condemned demands for it to give up its weapons unilaterally as gangster-like.

Im said the South Korean leader will try to close the gap between the US and the North by playing the role of a mediator.

Through various meetings and phone calls, President Moon has a better understanding of what the US is thinking than Chairman Kim, he said.

Moon will become the third South Korean leader to visit Pyongyang and will hold at least two meetings with Kim, who may make a rare appearance at the airport to welcome his guests, the chief of staff said.

He is also scheduled to attend a concert and visit key sites in the Norths capital with his delegation, which includes tycoons Lee Jae-yong the heir to the Samsung group and the vice chairman of Hyundai Motor.

Moon has been pushing inter-Korean economic co-operation but several South Korean newspapers urged caution Monday, with the Korea Herald calling the businessmens presence on the trip untimely.

It is better to postpone economic projects involving the North until after negotiations to remove its nuclear program make substantial progress...

16:23

Chinese Shares, Rattled by Trade Impasse, Test Stock-Crash Lows "IndyWatch Feed War"

Hong Kong stocks are down; trading volume tumbles in Shanghai and Shenzhen

Markets in Shanghai and Hong Kong are among those hurt by the trade impasse between Beijing and Washington.
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Most Asian stock markets were lower Monday, with Hong Kongs Hang Seng Index falling 1.8%, Chinas Shanghai Composite Index losing 1.1% and South Koreas Kospi shedding 0.8%. Markets in Japan were closed for a public holiday.

Mondays Big Theme

Hopes are fading for a thaw in trade relations between Beijing and Washington.

Whats Happening

Stock-market weakness resurfaced across the region on news that the Trump administration...

16:23

Long-term colonization of the solar system with 290,000 square feet per person "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A 5 km settlement radius corresponds roughly to the sweet design spot where earthlike radiation shielding is produced for free by the required structural mass.

Overall, the settlement concept satisfies the following generic requirements for long-term large-scale settling of the solar system:

1g artificial gravity, earthlike atmosphere, earthlike radiation protection. 2. Large enough size so that internals of the settlement exceed a persons lifetime-integrated capacity to explore. 3. Standard of living reminiscent to contemporary royal families on Earth, quantified by up to 25,000 m2 of urban living area and 2000 m2 of rural area per inhabitant (290,000 square feet per person). 4. Access to other settlements and Earth by spacecraft docking ports, using safe arrival and departure procedures that do not require impulsive chemical propulsion.

16:22

SpaceX to give BFR update and announce a private Moon mission on Monday "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

SpaceX is set for a surprise event that is expected to revolve the announcement of a newly-contracted launch planned to send a private individual around the Moon with BFR, potentially queuing up a true race (back) to the Moon between SpaceX and NASA sometime in the early to mid-2020s.

Alongside the official announcement and a fascinating render revealing a dramatically-updated iteration of BFRs spaceship upper stage, CEO Elon Musk cryptically hinted on Twitter that the private customer could be Japanese, as well as confirming that the spaceship as shown was indicative of a new BFR design.

16:20

BBC ECU publishes Alternativity complaint finding "IndyWatch Feed War"

In July the BBCs Executive Complaints Unit (ECU) informed BBC Watch that it had upheld one of the three points made in a complaint concerning a BBC Two Christmas 2017 programme titled Alternativity.

BBCs ECU upholds part of BBC Watch Alternativity complaint part one

As noted at the time:

According to further communication with the ECU, that finding will be published in due course on the complaints pages of bbc.co.uk. BBC Watch does not know what the BBC considers to be due course after it has taken over six months for a point rejected at stages 1a and 1b to be upheld by the ECU.

Two months later and over nine months after the complaint was originally submitted that finding now appears on the BBC News website.

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16:20

Double discrimination: why Uzbek women in Kyrgyzstan are a minority within a minority "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

In the aftermath of Kyrgyzstan's 2010 revolution, the country's Uzbek minority population has seen their position worsen and Uzbek women have been marginalised most of all. 

Aravan village, Osh region, 2010. (c) Elyor Nematov. All rights reserved.Echoes of the 2010 conflict between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks continue to be heard in the Osh region in southern Kyrgyzstan. The four days of clashes between the two communities left hundreds dead and thousands injured, and came on the heels of the violent change of government in the country in April 2010. Today, it is clear these events have strengthened nationalism and re-traditionalisation among the Kyrgyz people. In turn, this process has worsened the conditions of ethnic minority groups in Kyrgyzstan, especially for the countrys sizable Uzbek population.

This trend also affected gender issues among the Uzbek community. Kyrgyzstan ranks 120 out of 188 countries in the world in UNDPs Gender Inequality Index (GII), just after South Africa and before Iraq. Albeit slowly, the struggle for gender equality has progressed in the country thanks to the efforts of a number of open-minded feminists among Kyrgyz women. Uzbek women, however, lag behind.

The disparity in experiences between Kyrgyz and Uzbek women can be observed just strolling through the streets of the southern city of Osh, where both ethnic groups live side by side but rarely integrate a state of affairs that has only been exacerbated by the 2010 conflict. Compared to young Uzbek women, young Kyrgyz women even appear more emancipated. In the morning, they can be seen going to work or university wearing the latest fashion. By contrast, young Uzbek women often appear in public dressed as kelin (young wives) and accompanied by their husband or mother-in-law, with a look of resignation to their second-class condition.

In 2010, Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan felt that they were not treated as true citizens of Kyrgyzstan. They felt that they were foreigners in their own homeland, so they became more religious, more traditional

Why should one pursue higher education or a career, if after graduating we Uzbek women have...

16:19

Rohingya Crisis Possibly Crime Against Humanity "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Sept. 6, 2018, to investigate crimes against humanity allegedly committed by Myanmar military authorities has been welcomed by legal experts as the only way to end the ever escalating refugee crisis and human suffering of the minority Rohingya Muslims. According to media reports, over 700,000 hapless []

16:18

BPA-Free Plastics Disrupt Fertility "IndyWatch Feed World"


Many plastic bottles are sold as "BPA-free" -- meaning they don't contain bisphenol A, an ingredient known to disrupt reproduction in mice. But now it seems that the additives used in place of BPA are potentially just as harmful.
"The discovery could mean that the replacements, such as bisphenol S (BPS), might potentially affect people if they leach out into food or drink.
There's no evidence yet that this happens. But the new results from mice suggest that if there is a risk, it may match that posed by BPA itself. "Several of these bisphenols induce changes in the germline similar to those we reported previously for BPA," says Patricia Hunt of Washington State University in Pullman, who helped draw attention to the BPA problem 20 years ago.
Hunt's latest discovery emerged in the same way as her BPA findings. As before, she noticed that mice kept in certain plastic cages began to show reproductive problems, such as abnormal eggs and low sperm counts. As with BPA, she found the inner surfaces to which mice were exposed were contaminated, this time with BPS that had leached out from the plastic.
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16:16

We are heading for a car crash Brexit under Theresa Mays Chequers plan Boris Johnson "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Irish backstop is a monstrosity that wipes out our sovereignty

If the Brexit negotiations continue on this path they will end, I am afraid, in a spectacular political car crash. In the ensuing recriminations the road will be cordoned off. The investigative teams will roam around trying to work out how the British civil service this purring Rolls Royce could have come such a cropper. What distracted us? What caused us to swerve? How did Britain end up upside down in the ditch with all four wheels spinning lazily in the air?

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To understand the origin of the disaster, you need to go back a few hundred paces to a fatal patch of oil on the road. It is called the Irish backstop. That was where

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Chequers deal means FOREIGN RULE Boris Johnson makes SHOCKING Brexit claim

BORIS Johnson has warned that Theresa Mays proposed Chequers deal would instigate foreign rule for the first time since 1066, in his most powerful attack yet on the disputed Brexit proposals.

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16:12

Forget Putin: 4 Reasons Why Trump Is Netanyahus Manchurian Candidate "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Manchurian Candidate(MPN Op-ed)  In the months leading up to the 25th anniversary of the Oslo Accords, the U.S. has colluded with Israel in a string of policies and decisions that completely undermine the legitimacy of the agreement, not to mention Palestinian claims to justice, freedom and ultimately peace. As these policies unfold, one cannot help recalling the words of []

16:08

LightSpaceDesign 2019 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The lighting industry is developing rapidly, altering the tools and technologies utilised by design professionals and the overall role lighting design plays within spaces occupying the built environment. The LightSpaceDesign summit will unite thought leaders at the forefront of their game to explore how best to navigate the host of opportunities and challenges present as a result of this shift.

16:06

Linux creator Linus Torvalds apologizes for being a dick all these years "IndyWatch Feed World"

Torvalds has had a contentious relationship with those in the Linux community for years.

Torvalds has had a contentious relationship with those in the Linux community for years. Hes been known to be short-tempered and arrogant in his dealings with those very members. This all came to a head earlier this month when Torvalds messed up the scheduling of an annual Linux conferenceand then almost didnt go at all. The mix-up resulted in bad blood between him and those in the Linux communityan experience that Torvalds said was eye-opening. Now the Linux creator has penned an open letter to the Linux community apologizing for, well, being a dick all these years. In the letter, Torvalds states:

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16:06

2+2 = Unprecedented Partnership Minus Strategic Autonomy "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A compromise will probably be reached in the coming future whereby India earns a waiver from the US CAATSA sanctions per the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019s clause that this is possible if it either reduces its overall purchase of Russian weaponry or cooperates with America on other issues critical to its strategic interests.

The post 2+2 = Unprecedented Partnership Minus Strategic Autonomy appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

16:04

#Hambacher Forest: Thousands marched in solidarity, hundreds take over the forest "IndyWatch Feed War"

On the fourth day of the eviction of the Hambach Forest occupation, activists and supporters from all over made it clear to energy-giant RWE and the government of NRW, that the squatters inside the forest are not alone in their struggle!

Originally published by Hambi Bleibt. Edited by Enough is Enough.

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

Already from early in the morning, it was clear that the weekly forest walk was going to be something special.

Despite the fact, that police beforehand had made it official that the forest-walk, led by Eva and Michael Zobel, would not be allowed to enter the forest, thousands of people, from all stages of life, went towards the nearby village of Buir, completely filling up several trains on the way there. After hours of continuous arrival of motivated forest-walkers, the march began moving in the direction of the forest, waving flags, yelling slogans, and showing their solidarity with the climate-justice activists inside the occupation, and protesting for the preservation of the 12,000 year old forest, and against the extraction of lignite-coal by energy-giant RWE.

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16:02

Blockchain Hype and FinTech-Like Buzzwords Usher in Software Patents Everywhere, Even Where Such Patents Are Obviously Bunk "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

On a computer patents (lacking physical, concrete components and usually lacking novelty)

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Summary: Not only the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) embraces the blockchain hype; business methods and algorithms are being granted patent protection (exclusivity) which would likely be disputed by the courts (if that ever reaches the courts)

THE EPO grants software patents even though its not supposed to. So does the USPTO in spite of 35 U.S.C. 101/Alice. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) inter partes reviews (IPRs) would certainly invalidate these with the Federal Circuit affirming these decisions.

All of these patents are bogus, bunk software patentsWeve already expressed many criticisms of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), where patent maximalists and even software patents are being tolerated. The same goes for SIPO in China, but not quite the JPO and KIPO in Japan and South Korea, respectively.

Singapore is basically racing to the bottom with software patents, as confirmed only hours ago (How Singapore Is Fast-Tracking FinTech Patent Applications). A FinTech patent is just a software patent with a buzzword, yet apparently IPOS is happy to glorify such patents:

The box-office smash hit, Crazy Rich Asians, is on everyones lips (and social media feeds) nowadays. The Singapore-set Hollywood movie, featuring an all-Asian cast, comically peers into the lives of the one-percenters strutting their stuff in famously up-market Singapore. Love it or hate it, the movie nails one thing for sure: Singapore is a playground for the financially savvy; a haven for financial technology (commonly known as FinTech).

In this spirit, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has launched a fast-track patent scheme determined to accelerate...

16:02

Final Delta 2 Launch "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Early morning launch closes book on Delta 2 legacy spanning nearly 30 years

A United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket fired away from a California military base and disappeared into an overcast cloud deck Saturday on its final flight, carrying a NASA research satellite into orbit and closing the book on a nearly 30-year legacy of launches.

[...] NASA's ICESat 2 satellite, kicking off a $1 billion mission using lasers to measure global ice sheet changes from space, deployed from the rocket's upper stage around 53 minutes after liftoff. A live video view beamed down from the Delta 2 showed the 3,340-pound (1,515-kilogram) NASA research craft flying away from the rocket against the inky black backdrop of space.

[...] While ULA's Delta 4 rocket will remain in service for several more years, the Delta 2 rocket was the last U.S. launcher flying that could trace its basic design to the dawn of the Space Age. When the first Delta 2 rocket took off on Valentine's Day 1989, ideas like navigating by smartphone and driving robots on Mars were science fiction. More than 150 launches over the last 30 years helped change all that.

The first launch of a Delta rocket occurred in May 1960, debuting a derivative of the Thor intermediate range ballistic missile capable of putting a satellite into orbit. Engineers have lengthened the Thor's original 8-foot-diameter (2.4-meter) first stage several times, expanding the Delta's propellant capacity, while adding a new upper stage engine and strap-on solid rocket boosters to haul heavier payloads into space. The Delta rocket line has been on the brink of retirement several times, perhaps most notably in the 1980s, when the U.S. government sought to transition all of its satellite launches to the space shuttle. That policy changed in the aftermath of the Challenger accident in 1986, resulting in the creation of the Delta 2 and the restart of the Delta production line.

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16:01

Be Aware, Big Boom & Beware "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Thanks to Christina Caron for this story that raises important questions about an awesome-sounding technology. Best to first read from The Ocean Cleanup website, and if you have been following the stories we pay attention to you will understand how we might get hooked on the idea:

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16:00

Break out of malware myopia by focusing on the fundamentals "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Organizations today suffer from malware myopia, a condition characterized by threat-centric security programs caused by the ease of imagining a takedown by malicious code. Malware myopia is a mental bug; a defect in reasoning that scrambles peoples judgment. If asked point-blank, few would say that malware is an existential threat. To be sure, it is vital to acknowledge that an attacker only has to be right once, and given eye-catching headlines surrounding new forms of More

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16:00

Here are iOS 12s best new features "IndyWatch Feed World"

Apples free operating-system update has a lot to offereven if your iPhone or iPad is a few years old.

Starting today, Apples new iOS 12 operating system for iPhones and iPads is available for download. To grab it, just open up the Settings app on your existing iOS device and go to Software Update in the General section. Once the update is downloaded and your iPhone restarts, youll have access to all the goodies iOS 12 offers. And there are a lot of them:

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16:00

This basic income program will give $1,000 a month to black mothers "IndyWatch Feed World"

Magnolia Mothers Trust will begin as a pilot program in Jackson, Mississippi, with 15 women, and aims to lift black mothers out of poverty.

In America, black women are disproportionately likely to live in poverty. While the official poverty rate in the U.S. hovers around 12%, it increases to around 21% when you factor in gender and race. Motherhood, and the exorbitant costs of raising a childhood in America, further compound the issue.

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16:00

Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. On Backchat, you are free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. To participate youll need to sign up for a Disqus account which is free, quick, and easy. On posts that are not articles like this one, you do not have to stay on topic [] The post Whaleoil backchat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

16:00

MORE ON THAT SHUT DOWN OBSERVATORY "IndyWatch Feed War"

During last Friday's members' vidchat I indulged in some semi-on-the-record high octane speculations about the shutdown solar observatory in Sunspot, NM. Why did I []

The post MORE ON THAT SHUT DOWN OBSERVATORY appeared first on Giza Death Star.

16:00

Is content validation the next growth industry? "IndyWatch Feed World"

In this era of disinformation, dissembling, and deepfakes, emerging technologies that restore our trust in online content could make for booming new businesses.

By now, youve probably seen the fake video of Barack Obama calling Donald Trump a total and complete dipshit. The voice may not be exactly right, but the clipwhich took a team of video pros at BuzzFeed 56 hours to createvividly illustrates the nascent threat of deepfakes, i.e. digitally altered videos that can pretty much make anyone say anything.

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15:57

Deal or no deal? Theresa Mays moment of truth on Brexit "IndyWatch Feed War"

EU leaders believe an agreement is possible but worry it will not be ratified in the UK
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The British have long proved past masters at misreading Angela Merkel. But this time, as reports of the German chancellors comments filtered through, even in London there was stunned disbelief. Did Ms Merkel really want to celebrate Brexit?

The exchange had come on a balmy July day in Berlin, with Theresa May sat in the chancellors airy, whitewashed office. Brexit talks were stuck. Britains cabinet was close to self-combustion. But Ms Merkel wanted to raise something else: it was time, she said, to start thinking of a celebratory moment that would mark the Brexit deal.

Soon enough it became clear that Ms Merkels intentions had been lost in translation: the zelebrieren she had in mind was a solemn commemoration, more akin to a Lutheran church service than independence jamboree.

Yet her remarks were telling. Britains exit talks, two years on from the referendum, are entering a new, decisive phase. Leaders are lifting their sights to the finish line. The Brussels compromise machine is primed. All sides see a deal within reach, possibly just eight weeks away. Its clear, says one EU diplomat, were in the endspiel [endgame].

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Conservative Eurosceptic MPs Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson and Peter Bone Getty

A gathering of EU leaders in Salzburg this week will be the first step of what is envisaged as a three-summit jig to a historic UK-EU agreement. Negotiators have even begun considering the choreography of the final act, a denouement expected to be a special summit in mid-November.

This would be the night where leaders around Europes top table take a more hands-on role. Mrs May would still be kept apart from the 27 other leaders, based in Britains delegation room four floors above, with little but a picture of the Queen for comfort.

Up the lifts would shuttle delegations including Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker, the presidents of the European Council and Commission. Should one night prove insufficient, there are rumblings about summits in December or even January. But the push for November is strong; Mark Rutte, the Dutch premier, is telling colleagues he wants everyone locked away un...

15:55

Party leaders on the election campaign "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Chapters on a Victoria University book reviewing the 2017 election by each of the party leaders. Newshub  Stardust and Substance: the 2017 election through politicians eyes Accounts of political events by politicians themselves can be worse than useless and should be read with great caution. Politicians are simply too close to what happened to really []

15:53

Honourable Theft "IndyWatch Feed World"

How one young woman broke down the gates of knowledge

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 13th September 2018

 

Never underestimate the power of one determined person. What Carole Cadwalladr has done to Facebook and Big Data and Edward Snowden has done to the state security complex, the young Kazakhstani scientist Alexandra Elbakyan has done to the multi-billion dollar industry that traps knowledge behind paywalls. Her pirate webscraper service, Sci-hub, has done more than any government to tackle one of the biggest rip-offs of the modern era: the capture of research that should belong to us all.

Everyone should be free to learn; knowledge should be disseminated as widely as possible. No one would publicly disagree with these sentiments. Yet governments and universities have allowed the big academic publishers to deny these rights. Academic publishing might sound like an obscure and fusty affair, but it uses one of the most ruthless and profitable business models of any industry.

The model was pioneered by the notorious conman Robert Maxwell. He realised that, because scientists need to be informed about all significant developments in their field, every journal that publishes academic papers can establish a monopoly, and can charge outrageous fees for the transmission of knowledge. He called his discovery a perpetual financing machine.

He also realised that he could capture other peoples labour and resources for nothing. Governments funded the research published by his company, Pergamon, while the scientists who wrote the articles, reviewed them and edited the journals did so for free. His business model relied on the enclosure of common and public resources. Or, to use the technical term, daylight robbery.

As his other ventures ran into trouble, he sold his company to the Dutch publishing giant Elsevier. Like its major rivals, it has sustained the model to this day, and continues to make spectacular profits. Half the worlds research is published by five companies: Reed-Elsevie...

15:53

Russian Order vs. Western Chaos "IndyWatch Feed War"

September 16, 2018 By Rostislav Ishchenko  Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-russian-order-vs-western-chaos/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20180914/1021144841.html   On September 14th the Court of Appeal of England and Wales made the decision to satisfy Ukraines appeal and to send the case of the $3 billion that Yanukovych managed to receive from the $15 billion loan []

15:46

Elon Musk: Tesla in delivery logistics hell "IndyWatch Feed World"

The good news is that Model 3 production seems to no longer be the problem.

Elon Musks bad month continues. After being heavily criticized for smoking a joint during an interview, now Musk has revealed that Tesla has gone from production hell to delivery logistics hell. Musk made the comment on Twitter after a customer said his Tesla order has been delayed indefinitely:

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15:45

How to gain visibility with global IT asset inventory "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2018, Pablo Quiroga, Director of Product Management at Qualys, talks about how to gain unprecedented visibility with global IT asset inventory. Heres a transcript of the podcast for your convenience. My name is Pablo Quiroga. Im the Director of Product Management at Qualys, and today Im going to be speaking about how to gain unprecedented visibility with global IT asset inventory. A complete visibility of your IT More

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15:42

Bring them home "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

In 2016, Labour promised that they would withdraw kiwi troops from Iraq if elected. They lied:

New Zealand will extend its military presence in Iraq until June 2019, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced.

Cabinet signed off on five military deployments on Monday.

The deployment in Afghanistan has also been extended to September 2019 alongside three smaller peacekeeping missions.


Our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are neither moral nor necessary. In Iraq, kiwi troops have been directly assisting the Iraqi army in a murderous war. The Iraqi government has declared its enemies defeated. So why are we still there? And in Afghanistan, Kiwi troops have been directly implicated in war crimes, which are now the subject of an inquiry here in New Zealand. In both cases, all our presence does is directly support the corrupt, murderous regimes in Baghdad, Kabul, and Washington. Instead of doing that, we should bring them home - now.

15:38

Texas Border Patrol Agent Accused of Serial Killing Spree in Laredo "IndyWatch Feed World"

A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been accused of going on a nearly two-week-long serial killing spree that came to an end on Saturday after he was arrested him in connection with the deaths of four women and the kidnapping of a fifth woman.

Webb County-Zapata County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz told The Texas Tribune that Juan David Ortiz, an intel supervisor for the Border Patrol, fled from state troopers after the fifth woman escaped and alerted law enforcement. Officials found him hiding in a truck near a gas station close to a Laredo hotel and arrested him without incident.

He picked [the fifth woman] up, she went willingly with him and then while she was with him things started to get dangerous for her and when she tried to escape from him at a gas station thats when she ran into a trooper, Alaniz said. In our opinion he is the sole person responsible for this horrific serial killing spree.

Alaniz, whose office is assisting the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Rangers in the investigation, called the killings just a horrific case overall.

Alaniz said Ortiz has killed four women since Sept. 3, including one transgender woman. Two of them were U.S. citizens; the other victims nationalities are unknown. All of them were sex workers, he said.

Alaniz said the killings happened when Ortiz was off duty and in his own vehicle, a white four-door Dodge truck.

Documents provided to The Texas Tribune by the Webb County District Attorneys office describe the dramatic escape of the woman who could have been a fifth murder victim.

Erika Pena approached a state trooper after she said Ortiz pointed a gun at her when she tried to escape from his vehicle, according to the documents. Erika stated David began to act weird when she began to speak about Melissa, a female she knew who had been discovered dead the week before, according to a criminal complaint. Later, the two stopped at a gas station and Pena struggled to get free, the complaint says.

David grabbed her shirt to prevent her from exiting the vehicle. Erika began to scream for help. Erika pulled off her shirt allowing her to escape and run away from the vehicle, the complaint states.

A manhunt ensued after Pena provided details on where Ortiz lived and what he drove.

An arrest affidavit states that Ortiz provided officers with details about picking up a woman he identified as Melissa Ramirez on Sept. 3. Ortiz said the two drove outside city limits and stopped so Ramirez could urinate, the affidavit said.

Juan David Ortiz then used a firearm (handgun) to shoot Melissa Ramirez multiple times [in] the head, the document states....

15:36

Time magazine sold to Salesforce founder Marc Benioff "IndyWatch Feed World"

Meredith said that the Benioffs would not be involved in the editorial decisions of the magazine.

Times owner Meredith Corporation is selling its flagship title to Marc and Lynne Benioff for $190 million, reports the Associated Press. To be clear, the purchase is by the Benioffs and not his company, Salesforce. Announcing the sale, Meredith said that the Benioffs would not be involved in the editorial decisions of the magazine and that those decisions will continue to be made by Times current executive leadership team. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Benioff said:

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15:34

How the urban nexus will make your city more resource efficient "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The way that cities are conceived, planned and managed does not always recognise the interconnections between the different systems they run on. But this must change if we are to address future challenges, says Dr Steffen Lehmann.

15:33

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Sept. 17, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Sept. 17, 2018

Compiled 17 Sept. 12:01 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, Twenty Two Faces, Byingtons Before Its News articles on a Satanic Cabal CIA & Vatican-sponsored international pedophile Child Trafficking Ring: http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/stories.html

Source: Dinar Chronicles

The below is a summary of information from the Internet. It would be up to the individual reader to do their own research and decide whether or not it is valid. Patience is a Virtue. Having Virtue is a sign of a good moral being. Good moral beings have the power to overcome evil and change the world.

A. Sept. 16 2018 5:06 am EST GCR?RV Highlights for Sept. 15, Dan: Dan's GCR/RV Highlights for September 15, 2018

1. Several sources in US, Europe and Asia were saying that we would have release of funds for currency exchange before Mon. Sept. 17.

2. Information on the Quantum Financial System and methods by which banks would store massive amounts of currency were below:
Saturday Morning 15 Sep 2018.pdf
Saturday Evening 15 Sep 2018.pdf

B. Sept. 16 2018 1:51 pm EST Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure: GCR/RV Intel Alert for September 16, 2018 Operation Disclosure (Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on intelligence leaks received from several sources which may or may not accurate. Other confirmed sources may also be included in this overview.)
1. Zimbabwe remains as the catalyst to the t...

15:33

Al Qaeda & Hollywood: The American Film Industry is Promoting War "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

For decades, Western governments, corporate media and Hollywood have engaged in a project of mass deception to manufacture consent for military interventions. Waged in the name of lofty ideals like freedom, human rights and democracy, US-led wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya wound up bringing death, destruction and even the return of slavery to the African continent. As the wounds from those catastrophes festered, Washington embarked on its most ambitious project yet, marketing another war of regime change, this time in Syria.

This investigative mini-doc exposes the cynical deceptions and faux humanitarianism behind the campaign to sell the dirty war on Syria. It will also demonstrate the lengths that the US and its allies have gone to develop new ploys to tug at Western heartstrings and convince even liberal minded skeptics of war that a US intervention was necessary even if it meant empowering Al Qaedas largest franchise since 9/11 and its theocratic allies among the insurgency. Big lies and little children have formed the heart of what is perhaps the most expensive, sophisticated, and shameless propaganda blitz ever conducted. Welcome to the Syria Deception.

Hollywoods role in promoting war is nothing new. The American film industry has collaborated over the years with the State Department, the Pentagon, and the intelligence services to produce an array of films burnishing the militarys image, revising controversial US actions, and propagating official accounts of critical events through action blockbusters. As the American role in destabilizing Syria expanded, so too did the number of high budget documentaries produced on the crisis. This film will examine what is perhaps the most ambitious perception management documentary project of them all: Cries From Syria.

Produced by HBO, debuted at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, and now available on Netflix, Cries from Syria was widely promoted in mainstream Western media outlets and was even screened in the International Court of Justice. The feature length documentary has been also promoted by public figures from the neoconservative Nikki Haley, who as us ambassador to the united nations has agitated for regime change from Syria to Iran, to recently-deceased rock musician Chris Cornell, who included footage from the film in his final music video before he committed suicide. Pop diva Cher even composed an original song for the film.

Watch as I attended a screening of the film on Capitol Hill in May 2017 that brought together some of the key lawmakers, pseudo-experts, corporate media pundits, and professional regime change lobbyists behind the Syria deception.

Top Photo | Bana Alabed arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Phot...

15:32

Germanys Merkel backs Austria on stronger EU borders "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The German chancellor and her Austrian counterpart, Sebastian Kurz, have agreed to stem migrant arrivals to the EU. European leaders are under pressure after the main route across the Mediterranean shifted.

    
Angela Merkel and Sebastian KurzBoth leaders emphasized the need to bolster Frontex, the EUs border management agency

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz appeared to put aside their differences on Sunday, as the two leaders announced a series of efforts aimed at combating irregular migration to Europe.

The pair agreed to collaborate with several African nations to stem migration flows and welcomed plans by European Commission President Jean-Clause Juncker to bolster Frontex staff to 10,000 by 2020.

Although Merkel and Kurz have previously clashed on migration, Austrias anti-immigration chancellor acknowledged that Berlin had adopted a harder line, thanks in large part to German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer.

Ahead of Sundays meeting, a spokesman for Austrian chancellery said strengthening the EUs external borders would be a focal point in the discussions in Berlin.

There can be no open borders within Europe without proper protection of external EU borders, Kurz said in remarks provided to the DPA news agency by his spokesman. Thats why it is so important to strengthen Frontex.

Following the last formal EU leaders summit in June, the Commission vowed to boost the blocs border management agency Frontex, and establish migrant processing centers on the European periphery and in North Africa. Those proposals have yet to be translated into policy.

Kurz said he and Merkel agreed that we have to work out the detai...

15:30

Why Is Apple Giving This Tiny Stock A $900 Million Opportunity? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Why Is Apple Giving This Tiny Stock A $900 Million Opportunity? by Safe Haven Apple made history this year by becoming the first trillion-dollar company the U.S. has ever seen. But the only millionaire investors Apple is minting these...

The post Why Is Apple Giving This Tiny Stock A $900 Million Opportunity? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

15:30

Today in rock history "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Today in Rock History: Born today in 1944, Robert Leslie Les Emmerson, songwriter, singer and guitarist with Five Man Electrical Band. Born today in 1950, Fee Waybill (John Waybill), songwriter and singer with The Tubes. Born today in 1953, Steve Williams, drummer with Budgie. Died today in 1991, Rob Tyner (Robert Derminer), lead singer with [] The post Today in rock history appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:30

Nine to Noon: Politics with Hooton and Mills "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

RNZ with Hooton and Mills

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ntn/ntn-20180917-1107-political_commentators_hooton_and_mills-128.mp3

Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills dissect recent political happenings, including the Auckland event where party leaders and MPs from Labour, New Zealand First and the Greens unveiled a blueprint for the rest of this term.

Mills as usual occupies his usual position of abject Labour apologist, Mills is an absolute Labour toady. Hooton can be bad, but Mills is beyond the pale.

15:30

Principal Consultant - Renewable Energy, Asia "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

As part of the Green Finance team, you will be key player in growing South Pole's advisory work on the Renewable Energy topic in Southeast Asia. The position will have two main aspects; building and leading business development in the region and providing technical input, support and leadership to achieve growth and success in the region. You will develop a strategy to grow our renewable energy business in the region and will work with others in the company in securing renewable energy focused advisory mandates to our clients in both the corporate and public sector. You will develop strong partnerships and a strong network working in the renewable energy sector such as consultants, project developers, engineering companies, and government officials. This is a high profile role within the region and will provide the technical leadership and supervision of the advice and services we offer our clients in the region.

15:30

Data privacy automation: Unlock your most valuable asset "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In years past, data privacy was the purview of the chief privacy officer. However, increasingly, CTOs are being tasked with operationalizing a data privacy solution for the company. Thats because data privacy is fundamentally a data issue, with privacy being an outcome of a comprehensive data protection strategy. In a world of exploding data, its impossible for privacy professionals using manual, survey-based approaches to stay on top of this ever-changing sea of information. Companies constantly More

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15:28

The US Is Doing Everything to Make The Russian Elite Return Money to Their Motherland, by Ruslan Ostashko "IndyWatch Feed War"

  September 15, 2018 Translated and captioned by Leo. Make sure to press CC for English captions. News of the largest bank of Switzerland, Credit Suisse freezing Russian assets of over $1 billion once again has proved that Vladimir Putin was correct. He after all warned businessmen to return their activities to Russian jurisdiction. The []

15:28

Israel, Palestinians on Edge; Angry Abbas condemns violence after deadly terror stabbing attack "IndyWatch Feed War"

Abbas tells former Israeli lawmakers that everyone loses from violence, hours after Israeli man killed in West Bank stabbing

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas chairs a meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee at the Palestinian Authority headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah Sept 15, 2018. (AFP / ABBAS MOMANI)
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas chairs a meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee at the Palestinian Authority headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah Sept 15, 2018. (AFP / ABBAS MOMANI)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he opposes violence Sunday, reacting to a terror attack in which a Palestinian teen stabbed an Israeli man to death.

Abbas made the remarks during a meeting with former Israeli politicians, including Ophir Pinez-Paz, Efi Oshaya, Yair Tzaban, Yosef Vanunu and others at the PA presidential headquarters in Ramallah on Sunday evening, according to former justice minister Yossi Beilin, who was also at the meeting.

Ari Fuld, 45, was killed in the terror attack outside the Harim Mall at the Etzion junction in the West Bank south of Jerusalem. Fuld, an American-Israeli resident of the Efrat settlement and a father of four, managed to chase down and shoot his assailant before collapsing.

Beilin said Abbas appeared visibly angry about the attack and commented about his opposition to violence of his own volition at the outset of the meeting with the former Israeli lawmakers.

He said hes against violence and while he supports an opposition to Israeli policies, he only supports a peaceful and non-violent one, Beilin told the Times of Israel Sunday evening.

He said everyone loses from violence, he added.

Israeli soldi...

15:26

Tribes consulted on first-ever count of missing Native women "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The state of Washington isn't waiting on the federal government to something about the Native women who go missing every year.

15:25

Watch | The US is Facilitating War Crimes in Yemen "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Geneva (GPA) Geopolitics Alert founder and editor, Randi Nord, participated in two side panels about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen at the United Nations Human Rights Council 39th session during its first week.

The first panel, sponsored by INSAN Organization, covered human rights violations and crimes against children in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition. The panelists included Dr. Aiman al-Mansor, the organizations director, Eike Fimann, Deputy of La Ruche Initiative in Germany, Abdulsalam Aldhahebi, a human rights activist with Insan Organization, and Randi Nord of Geopolitics Alert. Hassan Fartousi, Ph.D. moderated the discussion.

Since its inception, the United States has tried to portray itself as a defender of human rights both at home and globally. But, for well over three years, the children of Yemen have had to experience first-hand the worst oppression the US has to offer.

The US declaration of independence reads that all humans everywhere have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. However, Washingtons very own involvement in Yemen eliminates these so-called inalienable rights for millions of Yemeni children many of whom have never experienced a life without daily threats of airstrikes on their homes as well as ground violence, starvation, disease, and uncertain futures.

According to the Legal Center for Rights and Development, by the wars twelve hundredth day, over 14 thousand civilians were killed by Coalition airstrikes. Of those civilian deaths, over 2 thousand were women while over 3 thousand were children. Thats without counting the thousands of injuries: children left disabled as well as mentally and physically scarred for life or orphaned.

The vast majority of these lives cut short are not from ground fighting but rather due to airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition. In fact, when we factor that the war began in March of 2015, that means six children are either killed or injured each day from airstrikes.

The United States plays a key role facilitating the Saudi-led coalitions ability to carry out these airstrikes in several ways. In May of 2017, US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabias King al-Saud inked a series of documents securing the KSAs intent to purchase 110 billion USD worth of weapons including tanks, combat ships, missile defense systems, and so on.

According to Human Rights Watch, Washington approved more than $20 billion dollars worth of military sales to Saudi Arabia in 2015 alone. Three US arms sales in 2015 and 2016, worth nearly $3 billion, involved replenishing Saudi weaponry specifically for their campaign in Yemen.

According to the Center for International....

15:22

Pakistan: Ten Problems Karachi Wants Imran Khan To Address "IndyWatch Feed War"

Prime Minster Imran Khan is on his first official visit to Karachi today. The city which boosted his partys chances in July 25 elections by voting for it massively is in shambles and in dire need of focused attention of the Federal Government.

During his election campaign in May, PM Khan presented a 10-point agenda for the development of Karachi, which included water supply, city administration, public schools and hospitals reforms. He said if his party made it to power then they will revamp the citys administration system and will hold a direct election for the mayor.

Image result for Imran Khan, Karachi, Photos

Ownership of the city has been the biggest problem due to which successive governments never took keen interest in developing its commercial hub, which provides over 70 percent revenue even in worst conditions.

Now is the time for the prime minister to fulfill his promises he made with the people of Karachi. Here are a 10 key problems that Imran Khan must address.

Water Shortage

Karachi, a city of over 20 million suffers from a serious shortage of water and an all-powerful tanker mafia which operates in connivance of water board officials has made the masses hapless. Of the 1200 million gallons of water that Karachi requires every day, it is receiving only one-third of that amount. From that, much of the water is diverted to illegal hydrants and the tanker mafia, leaving 40 percent of the city without any water for the last two weeks.

Although there are several water supply projects underway but the delay in their completion has left the city high and dry.

Sewerage

Karachi Water & Sewerage Board, which is also responsible for managing citys drainage system lacks proper mechanism to handle the massive flow of sewerage water with its meager resources. In absence of water treatment plants, the disposal of hundreds of gallons of untreated water from the industries have polluted the sea water.

Transportation

The government of Pakistan Peoples Party made announcements to overhaul the transportation network of the city but has never worked sincerely to resolve the crisis. Mega transport systems funded by the Federal Government remained incomplete even after many many months.

Waste management

The city gives the look of a garbage dump. Where ever you go, piles of garbage can be seen. The provincial government engaged Chinese companies to collect the waste from the selected points but that effort proved futile too owing to provincial authorities neglect.

Law and order

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15:14

Citing Suspicious Actions, Netherlands Ends Funding for Syrias White Helmets "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

White Helmets Funding(ANTIWAR.COM)  The Netherlands Foreign Affairs Ministry has announced they are shutting down all support for multiple factions within Syria, including the White Helmets organization. The White Helmets were recipients of 12.5 million Euros from the Netherlands. Styling themselves as a civil defense force with no ties to foreign governments, the White Helmets actually receive substantially funding []

15:09

Qualcomms Patent Aggression Threatens Rationality of Patent Scope in Europe and Elsewhere "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Qualcomms European Patent (EP) 2954737

EP2954737

Summary: Qualcomms dependence on patent taxes (so-called royalties associated with physical devices which it doesnt even make) highlights the dangers now known; the patent thicket has grown too thick

THE EPO and USPTO have both granted software patents to hardware giants which disguised these as physical. We covered some examples earlier this year (including Qualcomm's, as above).

Here is the latest article (among many recently, specifically about Qualcomm) by Florian Mller, who told me he talks about a dangerous precedent Qualcomm is trying to set in a German software patent case against Apple. On that basis, thin air would infringe a patent on a coffee filter if filtered coffee was poured in.

This deals with software patent claim limitations, Mller explains, with a dangerous precedent possible for the following reasons:

The name of the game is the claim. Theres no German equivalent, at least none that rhymes, but I vividly remember Quinn Emanuels Dr. Marcus Grosch stressing this point when he was defending Motorola Mobility against Microsoft, particularly in the Munich appeals court. Now, as counsel for Qualcomm in a German lawsuit against Apple that will be tried on Thursday and involves the iPhones built-in Spotlight search technology, hes espousing the very opposite position. The former anti-software-patent campaigner in me dreads and hates the notion of software patents being given overbroad scope in litigationway beyond any reaonable claim construction.

Whatever may come out of that Munich case (technically, a host of cases asserting different members of the same patent family and targeting different Apple entities...

15:07

Who Conflates Zionism and Judaism? "IndyWatch Feed War"

September 17, 2018  /  Gilad Atzmon Every Sabbath the good people of Ann Arbor protest against their local synagogue. They have been doing it for 15 years.

15:01

Small NASDAQ Company Just Got A Huge $900 Opportunity From Apple "IndyWatch Feed World"

This report is an ADVERTISEMENT from SafeHaven.com

Apple made history this year by becoming the first trillion-dollar company the U.S. has ever seen. But the only millionaire investors Apple is minting these days are those who boarded early.

While that ship has sailed, with share prices over $220, theres some low-hanging fruit on the Apple tree that no ones ever heard of

One company might be about to provide investors with a backdoor into the worlds most tantalizing brand.

Theyre trusted by Apple.

They have Apple experience.

And theyre planning to roll out a new type of Apple store across the Americas.

The name of this little-known company is Cool Holdings (NASDAQ:AWSM) and its all-Apple stores already earn an impressive $3,750 in revenue per single square foot.

Thats more than Tiffany & Co., more than Michael Korsand way more than Costco.

In fact, its even closing in on Apple-owned stores themselves, which are the top retailers in terms of sales per square foot at $5,546 as of 2017.

For an investor looking to tie-in with Applethe biggest and best brand in the worldthis is how its done, and this is the time to do it.

Apple is unstoppable, and it recently unveiled its new Iphone XS and XR on September 12th at a big event at its headquarters. CNN Money has called the iPhone the MVP of the stock market, and the biggest cash cow on Wall Street.

The iPhone alone is expected to rake in $165 billion in sales this yearits a stunning amount of money from a single product line. And this ties in to Cool Holdings

You might not have heard of them yet, but in the next couple of years, you willwhen the hundreds of expected Cool Holdings-owned OneClick stores selling Apple products rise up and one day potentially turn into 1,000, from as far North as Canada to the southernmost tip of Latin America.

Here are 5 reasons to keep a very close eye on Cool Holdings (......

15:01

By Comparison, Being Thrown to the Lions Would Be "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Comparison, Being Thrown to the Lions Would Be by Rory The Daily Coin In part one of this series we pointed out what has happened in hindsight beginning with World War II. We now move forward and look...

The post By Comparison, Being Thrown to the Lions Would Be appeared first on The Daily Coin.

15:00

Raspberry Pi Projection Mapping Crash Course "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Projection mapping might not be a term youre familiar with, but youve certainly seen the effect before. Its when images are projected onto an object, usually one that has an interesting or unusual shape, to create an augmented reality display. Software is used to map the image or video to the physical shape its being projected on, often to surreal effect. Imagine an office building suddenly being painted another color for the Holidays, and youll get the idea.

This might seem like one of those things thats difficult to pull off at the hobbyist level, but as it turns out, theres a number of options to do your own projection mapping with the lowly Raspberry Pi. [Cornelius], an avid VJ with a penchant for projection mapping, has done the legwork and put together a thorough list of different packages available for the Pi in case you want to try your hand at the futuristic art form. Many of them are even open source software, which of course we love around these parts.

[Cornelius] starts by saying hes had Pis running projection installations for as long as three years, and while he doesnt promise the reader its always the best solution, he says its worth getting started on at least. Why not? If the softwares free and youve already got a Raspberry Pi laying around (we know you do), you just need a projector to get into the game.

15:00

Scientists document at the anti-obesity effects of tomato and broccoli "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Scientists document at the anti-obesity effects of tomato and broccoli

(Natural News) Increased levels of resistin, an adipocyte hormone that regulates glucose metabolism, may cause obesity leading to insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and...

15:00

Comedy corner: Non-PC jokes guaranteed to offend "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Welcome to politically incorrect Comedy corner: the one place on Whaleoil where you are allowed to read and share naughty and offensive jokes that make us all laugh even though we are not supposed to. If you are offended by these kinds of jokes then please do not read this post. The post Comedy corner: Non-PC jokes guaranteed to offend appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:58

Who has led the most interesting life? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

In recent times, that is.  Devon Zuegel asks:

Who would you name as a contender for having led the most interesting life in the last 100 years?

Keynes pops to mind as one contender.  He was a top-tier intellect and economist, he was closely connected to the arts, had plenty of brilliant Bloomsbury people to chat with, married a ballerina, played a major role in politics several times, and he participated in several critical and indeed formative moments of history (Treaty of Versailles, fiscal policy, Bretton Woods).  He experienced both world wars (no one said interesting has to be good!).  Still, he didnt travel enough to be a slam dunk (I cant quite bring myself to write nor did he have the internet.)

How about Bill Clinton?  He was president twice, oversaw the 1990s, has indeed traveled the world, and known many of the most interesting people of his lifespan.  He also has had rather, umdiverseexperiences in one realm of life.  And he married Hillary.

Paul McCartney was a Beatle, wrote amazing songs and hung out with John Lennon, had domestic bliss with Linda for a few decades, raised lots of kids, was successful as a businessman, and also has a history ofumdiverse experiences.  But did he smoke too much pot?

This list of best lives includes Hugh Hefner, Tyra Banks, and Elon Musk.  Here is one Quora answer for most interesting:

Personally, I find the following people intriguing: Jesus Christ, Martin Luther King, Sir Isaac Newton, Galileo Galilei, Marie Curie, Diego Maradona, Michael Jordan, Socrates/Aristotle/Plato, Samori Toure, Nelson Mandela, Michel de Nostredame. Its a long list. There are even some historical figures that I do not admire, but would like to know more about people such as Joseph Stalin, Napoleon Bonaparte, Judas Isacriot, among so many others.

I hope you are not offended if I rule some of those lives out on grounds of insufficient length, or too much time spent in prison.  Here is a list of interesting writers lives, topped by Ernest Hemingway.

Contrarian but not crazy answers would cite the person who raised the greatest number of children, the person who lived the longest in...

14:57

WikiLeaks to Bring Down Hillary Clinton by October 21 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

WikiLeaks Says it will Bring Hillary Clinton Down by October 21



Source: Freedom News Report

President Donald Trump has one campaign yet to fulfill and WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange is vowing to see that one fulfilled sooner rather later. In his words If Trump doesnt take Clinton down, we will.

For almost two years, Clinton and the Deep State have been hell-bent on drumming up a Trump/Russia collusion story that has yet to produce anything beyond made-up stories and anonymous insiders.

It seems Assange realizes time is running out for him in exile and he needs to do something to do that has evaded the President.

In a WikiLeaks letter he wrote:

Hillary Clintons crimes will not go unpunished. If she is not formally charged for mishandling sensitive material we will have no choice but to release proof that she is guilty of high treason against the United States for selling patented military secrets to the Saudi Arabian government.

We also have proof that she is guilty of crimes against Russia, Uzbekistan, Lithuania, Caledonia, and Brazil. The United States would be doing her a favor by putting her in prison and saving her from the severe punishments several of these nations would impose.

Assange showed his determination to see Clinton indicted by setting an October 21 deadline indict her yourself or I will release irrefutable proof that she has committed high treason.

This comes just days after WikiLeaks released another letter from the Senate Intelligence Committee inviting him to testify privately before the Committee. Assange tweeted on August 8, 2018:

BREAKING: US Senate Intelligence Committee calls editor @JulianAssange to testify. Letter delivered...

14:49

(Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1665: All Sides Scrambling | A Week to Remember "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Sep 16, 2018

Central bankers are making the case now that the American people have equity in their homes that they should take out another loan on their home. Mnuchin is selling this home, which means the real-estate market has reached the top and he is getting out because he knows whats next. The bubbles are about to pop and the economy is about to crash and both sides are scrambling.



Published on Sep 16, 2018

Q drops new breadcrumbs, the entire MOAB is about to drop. Trump and the patriots are preparing for this drop that will shock the people of the US. It will not drop all at once, there will be smaller drops in the beginning and then finally the MOAB.

14:46

Reader: Just Adding to the Censorship "IndyWatch Feed World"

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | Anonymously

Ive been seeing so much censorship on social media of the truth that is being exposed on the Intel pages it has come time for me to share this. Many of my posts on social media pertaining to natural health have been censored also. To this day many links dont show and pictures are not allowed to be uploaded. Yet I see others doing all this regularly if it agrees with the MSM. I noted back in the early 1980s how the f-d-a was trying to find ways to regulate natural health related products by making companies change labels. An example is back then it was Minimum Daily Requirement for vitamin labels. Then it was changed to read Recommended Daily Allowance and the amounts were literally cut in 1/2! This is just one example in health food stores back then. Fast forward to the way they have been trying to regulate more and more companies who sell truly healthy foods as opposed to the junk food health food stores. The latter get to fly by double charging people to make them sick. Organic sugar, all kinds of chemicals and gmos being added edible health food not just to personal care and cleaning products. I have been in business for over 20 years and before that I taught natural healing for free for 10 years because it is my calling and passion. In the last 2-3 weeks I have been banned by 3 credit card processors. One claimed I was selling narcotics on my site https://www.aliveandwellagain.com/ another said I was selling illegal drugs and they specifically were referring to cordyceps. Although they both spoke these things to me on the phone, they refused to put it in an email! The third one said it went against their policy and called me a high risk business because its nutrition. I figured after the first credit card processor banned me that the f-d-a must be getting tired of doing all their work to monitor true health businesses because they want to push their drug agenda on people and keep them medicated and fearful so they cant think for them self anymore. Many never knew how to think for them self because their parents were already so brainwashed they did the f-d-as work for them and brainwashed their own children. This was not the case before the US came into being. I have a local friend who is in her 70s and from India. She told me when someone goes to a doctor in India and they leave with a prescription, it is filled with herbs not man made drugs. My many contacts in China inform me that China used to be the same way - Traditional Chinese Medicine utilizing their herbal system that is thousands of years old was the countrys only healing needed. Many other countries you will find are identical in history utilizing the herbs that grow naturally in that country. Daniel...

14:44

Anna Von Reitz -- A Plea for Common Sense and Brotherhood "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sunday, September 16, 2018

A Plea for Common Sense and Brotherhood



Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

Yesterday, I got a blazing tabloid article across my desk: "Pope Blames Satan for Exposure of Pedophiles in the Church". The "spin" of this article was to accuse the Pope of protecting pedophilia among the clergy. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Francis was observing the obvious. Of course, Satan is bringing all this to light. Who else knew? Who placed those men in their positions? Who tempted and compromised them? Who decided to pull the plug and sacrifice them to the Cause of tearing down and discrediting the Church?

Obviously, the head Fallen Angel in charge of the entire effort set this up, and just as obviously, a decision was made to expose the operation at this time.

We are witnessing a pre-planned, long-term, purposeful, predatory attack on the Roman Catholic Church, something that is decades (at least) in the making.

The bankers did this to insure that if the Church exercised its authority to curtail their operations, they would have "a bomb"-- "an insurance policy"-- to employ against the Church.

By 2008 the corruption of the banks had become so apparent that Pope Benedict XVI had to act --- and he did.

Within a week, the pedophile accusations began coming in and Benedict himself was blackmailed with accusations of homosexuality.

This was a "tit for tat"---and the deeper the Church delved into the bank corruption, the more the banks unleashed the pedophile scandal.

This "coincidental timing" should tell you al...

14:43

Anna Von Reitz -- The Queen Found Guilty "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Queen Found Guilty



Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

It has been established by incontrovertible evidence in the matter of Paul Anthony Hill [Mu-ad Dibh] v. Elizabeth II "Regina", that the Queen violated her Coronation Oath three days after she accepted it, and that she and her Government have functioned in constructive fraud since June 6, 1953.

There is additional evidence that both the Queen's Father and Grandfather did the same.

The people of the British Isles are owed a Christian Monarch occupying the throne of The United Kingdom. The entire Coronation process is designed to guarantee the acceptance of that role and responsibility---- and to assure the people of their Queen's accountability to Christian law and principles.

One must also remember that the Queen is the titular head of the Church of England, an additional Office that she is obligated to serve in Good Faith and Honor.

Instead, three days after her Coronation, Elizabeth II abdicated the Christian throne and occupied the pagan "Chair of the Estates" instead.

This additionally means that the entire British Government has been functioning as a criminal organization since the 1870's, and this has implications for the entire world --- not just the British Territorial United States.
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14:41

Scientists Say they've Found the Driver of False Beliefs "IndyWatch Feed World"

Scientists Say They've Found The Driver of False Beliefs, And It's Not a Lack of Intelligence

This is why some people are so confident in their "facts".


DAVID NIELD
9 SEP 2018



(egal/iStock)

Why is it sometimes so hard to convince someone that the world is indeed a globe, or that climate change is actually caused by human activity, despite the overwhelming evidence?

Scientists think they might have the answer, and it's less to do with lack of understanding, and more to do with the feedback they're getting.

Getting positive or negative reactions to something you do or say is a greater influence on your thinking than logic and reasoning, the new research suggests so if you're in a group of like-minded people, that's going to reinforce your thinking.

Receiving good feedback also encourages us to think we know more than we actually do.

In other words, the more sure we become that our current position is right, the less likely we are to take into account other opinions or even cold, hard scientific data.

"If you think you know a lot about something, even though you don't, you're less likely to be curious enough to explore the topic further, and will fail to learn how little you know," says one of the team members behind the new study, Louis Marti from the University of California, Berkeley.

For the research, more than 500 participants were recruited and shown a series of colored shapes. As each shape appeared, the...

14:36

(Video) Candace Owens -- The Truth about ICE Facilities "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Sep 16, 2018

How awful are the ICE facilities where illegal minors are kept? Candace Owens took a tour and here's what she discovered.

14:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Atamai  knowing, quick-witted, ready, intelligent; intellect.

(Celebrating Maori Language Week).

14:30

The 2 degree limit "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

How many times have you heard about the two degree limit?  The Paris Accord was all about the two degree limit. When researching another post I wondered what temperature was represented by this two degree limit and was surprised to find that the answer is not easily obtained. The two-degree limit is above pre-industrial because [] The post The 2 degree limit appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:20

September 17th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #606 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

14:20

Tropical Depression Florence Continues to Dump Rain on the Carolinas "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Florence bringing 'catastrophic' flooding, mudslides deep into North Carolina

Rivers approached record flood stage and more than 680,000 utility customers were without power Sunday as North Carolina struggled under the crushing fury of Florence, the mighty hurricane diminished to a tropical depression but still pounding the region with unrelenting rain.

The Florence death toll rose to 14 Sunday after a truck lost control on a flooded South Carolina.

Florence has stalled over the Carolinas and was forecast to dump up to 10 more inches of rain in some areas, the National Hurricane Center said. Parts of southeastern North Carolina could see up to 40 inches before the rain ends Monday. And the damage isn't confined to the coast.

"These rainfall amounts will produce catastrophic flash flooding, prolonged significant river flooding and an elevated risk for landslides in western North Carolina and far southwest Virginia," the hurricane center warned.

Sections of two interstates, I-40 and I-95, were shut down due to flooding and debris. Several rivers were approaching record levels, and officials warned that cresting in some areas won't come until later in the week.

National Hurricane Center.

Previously: Hurricane Florence Threatens Carolinas and Georgia on U.S. East Coast


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14:18

Infrastructure Development and Chinese Debt Traps in PNG "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Commentary  by  Eric Mumson Piuk


It is very interesting to see and read about infrastructure developments in our country especially in Port Moresby with Chinese loans, with more than K1 billion in debt to China, Papua New Guinea handed contracts to companies owned by the Chinese government. 


Beijing encourages dependency using opaque contracts, predatory loan practices, and corrupt deals that mire nations in debt and undercut their sovereignty, denying them their long-term, self-sustaining growth. Chinese investment does have the potential to address developing nation like PNGs infrastructure gap, but its approach has led to mounting debt and few, if any, jobs in most developing countries.

A debt trap is a situation in which a borrower is led into a cycle of re-borrowing, or rolling over, their loan payments because they are unable to afford the scheduled payments on the principal of a loan. These traps are usually caused by high-interest rates and short terms.

A situation in which a debt is difficult or impossible to repay, typically because high interest payments prevent repayment of the principal. An incentive structure that lures individuals into accepting long-term debt obligations under conditions that strongly favor the lender

Some call this debt-trap diplomacy: Offer the honey of cheap infrastructure loans, with the sting of default coming if smaller economies cant generate enough free cash to pay their interest down. In Papua New Guinea, acrimony remains around projects like APEC developments.

China has characterized its Belt and Road "a initiative as a win-win for its aspirations to become a global trade leader and developing economies desire to fund transportation infrastructure. It has certainly filled the vacuum created by a shrinking Australian Aid presence in PNG institutions.
...

14:15

Monday September 17th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

14:12

Against brilliance "IndyWatch Feed National"

In a competitive, capitalist culture, the descriptor brilliant tends to refer to somebody who makes connections others have not, or perhaps to have made them faster, or first. It is to burn the brightest, to out-do, to dazzle to the point of disbelief. Brilliance, in this sense, is the fake currency of the elite humanities academy the fissile defence that protects against wrongdoing; the light that shines so brightly it cannot touch, nor recognise, shadow.

14:11

The Aftershocks Of The Economic Collapse Are Still Being Felt "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There has been a spate of articles recently on the ten year anniversary of the financial collapse. We wrote about this anniversary two weeks ago, describing the cause of the collapse and the reasons why we are still at risk for another one. Now, we look at how the aftermath of the collapse is shaping current politics, people's views on the economic system and the economy for the 21st Century. The stagnant economy, austerity measures and resulting increased debt have opened a space for people to search for and try out alternative economic structures that are more democratic. They have also created conditions for a rise of nationalism on the right.

14:11

Western spy agencies thwarted alleged Russian plot to hack Swiss chemical lab "IndyWatch Feed War"

Western intelligence agencies thwarted a plot involving two Russians intending to travel to a Swiss government laboratory that investigates nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, and hack its computer systems.

14:10

Raw Video Shows Dozens Of People Looting A Dollar Store As Flooding Cuts Wilmington Off From The Rest Of North Carolina "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A major emergency brings out the best in some people, but in others it brings out the absolute worst.  Shocking images of dozens of people ransacking a Family Dollar store in Wilmington, North Carolina have stunned the nation.  This happened in broad daylight, and many of the looters didnt even seem to care that a television news crew was filming them.  Sadly, this always seems to happen whenever a major disaster takes place.  Our established social order is so vulnerable, and so many people out there will gladly take advantage of others if they believe that there is an opportunity to get away with it.  If this is how people will behave during a storm, how will they act once things start getting really bad in this country?

At this hour, Florence continues to dump massive amounts of rain on the Mid-Atlantic region, and now the death toll is up to 18.  It is being reported that more than 640,000 people are without power, and the National Hurricane Center says that more catastrophic flooding is coming as Florence remains stationary over the Carolinas.

Major roads all over North Carolina and South Carolina have been flooded, and some parts of Interstate 95 have had to be shut down.

The flooding is already so bad that the city of Wilmington has been completely cut off from the rest of North Carolina, and that is where the Family Dollar store was looted.  One reporter was able to capture raw footage of the looting in progress, and you can see that video on YouTube right here.

This is one of the most disturbing things that I have seen in a long time.

How can people behave like that?

According to...

14:09

Is the Left Threatening Republican Rallies to Win the Elections? "IndyWatch Feed World"

The left has always been the most violent in politics mainly because they blame others for their own failure. Already we are starting to see a trend where threats are being made against political rallies for the Republicans. Police have had to respond to threats of violence against Republicans but perhaps the most serious threat was targeting the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC. An anonymous threat to pull off a mass shooting there was made on Twitter account that supports the Democratic Socialists and the far-left political group.  The Twitter read: I am coming with a gun and I expect to get numerous bloodstained MAGA hats as trophies,  Of course, that is the Make America Great Hats.

Sources believe that we will see more such violent threats targeting Republicans this political season which seem to be an attempt to suppress and democratic opposition to the left whatsoever. The more such things continue to build, we simply seem to be cascading out of control headed into a civil war in the years ahead. One source characterized the objective was to prevent people from attending any political rallies for the Republicans in the months ahead. The question really becomes, will this backfire against the Democrats and then lead to real bloodshed later? I have just never seen such outright hatred for a president of any party as we are witnessing against Trump. I fear the computer is forecasting something important with an unbiased and objective analysis that is unsettling. Trump is the false move or counter-trend against the swamp (corruption) but the trend in motion will revert back and conclude with the destruction of the West as we have known it. It will certainly not be politics, as usual, anymore.

 

14:08

QAnon: More About 'Test' on 20th September "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

Q post number 2186 gives more details about the Emergency Alert 'Test' on 20th September...

https://qntmpkts.keybase.pub/

Q post number 2186...

'TEST [Thursday] by DoD to confirm 'free-flow' of direct comms.
POTUS SPEC AUTH REQ [think 'the football'].
NSA monitoring for any attempts to disrupt and/or term access.
CENTRAL Command.'
Q


Lisa Mei Crowley explains the term 'football': 'The Emergency Alert Service test will enable POTUS to communicate directly with us by bypassing fake news filters. This requires POTUS special authorization (as with launching nukes). The term 'football' is used to refer to the briefcase with nuke codes (that POTUS must have with him at all times).'


Q post number 2184 is a link to a John Solomon tweet - he is an investigative journalist at The Hill. The tweet headline reads, 'Lisa Page bombshell: FBI couldn't find proof of Trump/Russia collusion before Mueller named.' BEFORE!

When Q says 'We have it all', they are not kidding.

A Lisa Mei Crowley tweet summarizes the situation regarding 20th September...

https://twitter.com/LisaMei62

'Buckle up. Next week on 20th September our Commander-in-Chief will be speaking to ALL of us directly via a Nationwide Emergency Alert System 'test'. DECLAS of FISA docs = MOAB (Mother Of All Bombs) of revelations Q shared via the "Panic in DC" carpet bombs dropped on 11th September.' (Lisa Mei Crowley tweet)

We must remember that something big DID happen on 11th September. On that day President Trump and the Alliance team, via Q, informed us of the cabal p...

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British Economy Booming After BREXIT "IndyWatch Feed World"

COMMENT: Marty; You are not only the only person to forecast BREXIT, you also said the British Economy would do far better after BREXIT. There was absolutely nobody that agreed with you. I read every bank report in the city and every single one said the British economy would take a nose dive in the Thames. Well, all the official numbers are out and they have all proved Socrates to be an astonishing tool.  No wonder Maggie loved you.

HWM

REPLY: Yes, a good friend of mine who has a retail business there disagreed with me and said he would probably have to move to Frankfurt. He said that after the vote. I spoke to him last week and he said he reduced his staff in Zurich and hired more people in Britain. When I asked why? He responded it was half the price.

The numbers have shown that pay growth for British workers has unexpectedly increased at the strongest rate for three years amid the lowest levels of unemployment since the mid-1970s wrote the Guardian. It is because Britain is getting out of the EU which has been the most damaging to Britains economy because it gets the short stick on every negotiation. I cannot think of even one dispute that Britain has EVER won in the EU court. The typical idiom Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me, in the case of British politicians it should be Fool me once Ok you got me; Fool me twice alright shame of me; Fool me again, I must be just an idiot so no worries I will never figure it out anyway. I do not know how many times the numbers show joining the EU was a VERY, VERY, VERY, stupid idea. Europe has always hated the Brits. The French view if Napoleon won at Waterloo, then the world would be speaking French not English.

 

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Months After Oil States the Patent Maximalists Are Still Desperate to Crush PTAB in the Courts, Not Just in Congress and the Office "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Patent Lawyers' Tears

Summary: Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) inter partes reviews (IPRs) improve patent quality and are therefore a threat to those who profit from spurious feuding and litigation; they try anything they can to turn things around

THE new U.S. Patent and Trademark Offices (USPTO) Director is no friend of PTAB, unlike his predecessor. The Congress, as we noted some hours ago, is being approached by those looking to undermine PTAB. 35 U.S.C. 101 has a lot to do with it, sometimes because of drug companies.

Theres an attempt there to make life harder for filers, reducing the overall number of IPRs.If the patent industry cannot get PTAB and the Federal Circuit on its side, then it typically resorts to attacking both. Not a clever strategy

Days ago we saw RPXs press release titled RPX Corporation Completes Transaction with Realtime Data [1, 2]. The patent maximalist Matthew Bultman (Law360) then recalled a case which patent maximalists hoped would help friction, eroding access to PTAB and d...

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Navajo Nation Briefs New Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs on Navajo Priorities "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and U.S. Dept. of the Interior Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney

Published September 17, 2018

WASHINGTON   Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye met with and briefed the new Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney at the U.S. Department of the Interior on Tuesday. The president congratulated Sweeney on her new post at Interior.

The Navajo Nation looks forward to working with Assistant Secretary Sweeney on important issues facing the Navajo Nation, President Begaye said.

Sweeney of Alaska was sworn in as the new assistant secretary for Indian Affairs in early August. She is the first Alaska Native to serve in this Senate-confirmed post within the Trump Administration and the second woman in history to hold this position. President Trump nominated Sweeney in October 2017 and the U.S. Senate unanimously approved her nomination to serve in this top Indian affairs post at Interior on June 28, 2018. Sweeney oversees Indian affairs programs at the Department of Interior, which serves 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives on a variety of issues including education, public safety, economic development, energy development, and federal recognition of tribes.

In his briefing, the president discussed the importance of the rights of the Navajo families impacted by any change at the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation (OHNIR), the future of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS), land buy-back program, the need to secure Navajo water rights, Navajo allottees rights, the Bureau of Indian Education, and Navajos opposition to the Bureau of Indian Affairs reorganization.

We have many issues that we are working through including water rights, and the ownership role of the government with regards to NGS, President Begaye said.

In the meeting, Sweeney, who comes from an oil and gas background, said she looks forward to learning more about Navajo Nation issues and will work with the Navajo Nation Washington Office to follow up on the issues raised by President Begaye.

Earlier in the day, President Begaye also met with Interior officials about NGS and Senate Committee on Indian Affairs staff regarding the Utah Navajo Water Settlement...

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Red Tide & Blaming Farmers & Global Warming Yet it Conforms to Pi "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

If you ever live at the shore, one thing that crops up in 13-year cycles is what they call Red Tide. The traditional explanation I have always heard is that is caused by farming and the runoff of their pesticides that contaminate the water. I use to hear that in New Jersey and the same thing in Florida. It seems to be linked to the same people who promote Global Warming who want us to starve and stop driving to work. I would ask, where is the runoff from farmers when there are none in this area? It would go in one ear and out the other. It seemed to be more of an urban legend that has perpetuated by telling the same lie so many times it becomes just accepted truth.

To say the least, I was shocked to actually see an article in the local newspaper, Tampa Bay Times, explaining the issue and they were not blaming the farmers. There are scientists who are actually trying to figure out what causes a Red Tide and the research is untainted because they havent figured out a theory governments can use to justify more taxes. They are studying how the Earth is actually much more dynamic and globally connected than anyone has ever dared to image previously.

The subject of study is how the Sahara Desert may be to blame for environmental changes. It turns out that the Sahara Desert results in massive dust storms that are carried in the winds just as volcanic ash in the Pacific can create volcanic winters in New York City. The dust storms from the Sahara actually provide a vital nutrient source that fertilizes the rain forests in South America. They have been collecting the dust to track its movements all the way here in Florida.

What they have uncovered is that for about 100 days from spring through the fall, the winds in Africa pick up tiny dust particles from the desert and propel them high into the air and then carry them thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean. They travel up to 3 miles above the surface of the water. They have been landing in the Caribbe...

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Open Borders "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Whether were talking about illegal immigration from Mexico and Central America, or birthright citizenship, or the migrants coming from the Middle East and Africa, the subject of immigration has been in the news and widely discussed for months now. It is an issue fraught with potentially perilous consequences, so it is especially important for libertarians to understand it correctly. This Mises Circle, which is devoted to a consideration of where we ought to go from here, seems like an opportune moment to take up this momentous question.

I should note at the outset that in searching for the correct answer to this vexing problem I do not seek to claim originality. To the contrary, I draw much of what follows from two of the people whose work is indispensable to a proper understanding of the free society: Murray N. Rothbard and Hans-Hermann Hoppe.

Some libertarians have assumed that the correct libertarian position on immigration must be open borders, or the completely unrestricted movement of people. Superficially, this appears correct: surely we believe in letting people go wherever they like!

But hold on a minute. Think about freedom of speech, another principle people associate with libertarians. Do we really believe in freedom of speech as an abstract principle? That would mean I have the right to yell all during a movie, or the right to disrupt a Church service,  or the right to enter your home and shout obscenities at you.

What we believe in are private property rights. No one has freedom of speech on my property, since I set the rules, and in the last resort I can expel someone. He can say whatever he likes on his own property, and on the property of anyone who cares to listen to him, but not on mine.

The same principle holds for freedom of movement. Libertarians do not believe in any such principle in the abstract. I do not have the right to wander into your house, or into your gated community, or into Disneyworld, or onto your private beach, or onto Jay-Z s private island. As with freedom of speech, private property is the relevant factor here. I can move onto any property I myself own or whose owner wishes to have me. I cannot simply go wherever I like.

Now if all the parcels of land in the whole world were privately owned, the solution to the so-called immigration problem would be evident. In fact, it might be more accurate to say that there would be no immigration problem in the first place. Everyone moving somewhere new would have to have the consent of the owner of that place.

When the state and its so-called public property enter the picture, though, things become murky, and it takes extra effort to uncover the proper libertarian position. Id like to try to do that today.

Shortly before his death, Murray Rothbard published an articl...

Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

An Appreciation by Robert Higgs

I have known Guido a long time, and when he was working on the book, I used to goad him by asking frequently, When are you going to finish that Mises book? I had no idea what a tremendous project that research was or what magnificent fruit it would bear. After reading it, I wrote to Guido as follows:

I have finally finished reading your great book about Mises. When I use the word great, I mean not simply that it weighs at least a kilo and contains more than 1,000 pages. I mean most of all that it is a magnificent scholarly achievement. I cant remember when I have taken more pleasure from a book. It is a joy to read, in every way. The English is precise and polished, and everything is put just right. The research is amazingly broad, yet deep, too. The judgments are sensible and mature. The coveragefrom the personal details to the content of Misess ideas to the context in which he lived and workedis extraordinary, and the organization puts everything into comprehensible order. The bibliography is more than impressive. All in all, the book is simply an amazing accomplishment, and a fitting tribute to its great subject.

The Mises Institute deserves great credit, too, not only for its support of your work on this project, but also for producing a book that is a fine example of the publishers art: the typeface is clean and clear, and large enough to permit effortless reading; the layout is spacious and proper; the footnotes are where they should be, and they, too, are large enough to be read without a magnifying glass; the illustrations are splendid complements to the text; and the indexes are terrific. The work is thus not simply beautiful intellectually, but beautiful physically, as well.

If I had ever written anything half so wonderfuland I recognize that I lack the abilities to do soI would consider my career a complete success, and feel myself justified in taking my ease, to rest on my laurels. I do not perceive that you have this plan in mind for yourself, and therefore the world will be the better, not only for your great book on Mises, but also for all the great achievements that lie in your future. I salute you, my friend, not without a touch of envy, but with my whole heart.

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Washingtons Matrix Is Closing Down Truth "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

For a number of years I have emphasized that 9/11 was used by Dick Cheney to significantly reduce the publics, the judiciarys, and Congress access to information about what the executive branch is doing, thereby preventing legal, legislative, and electoral action against the unlawful and unconstitutional behavior of the executive branch during the Cheney/Bush and Obama regimes.

Recently I discovered on my bookshelves Charlie Savages extraordinary book, Takeover (2007), which describes how Cheney and his minions, John Yoo, Jay Bybee, David Addington, and Shannen Coffin, used secret Department of Justice (sic) memos and executive orders from George W. Bush to prevent the release of any information that would get in the way of Cheneys agenda for war in the Middle East and a police state at home. If Americans understood that an immigrant from Korea, John Yoo, wrote secret DOJ memos that shredded both the separation of powers and US civil liberties, there would be even more opposition to immigration of peoples who are not dedicated to our founding document, the US Constitution.

Ten years later David Ray Griffins 2017 book, Bush and Cheney: How They Ruined America and the World, also documents how Dick Cheney fed the US Constitution into a shredder.

I intend to review these two books together so that you can see that there is nothing left of the United States as defined by the US Constitution. What has caused me to mention them now is The Sakers interview with Michael Hoffman about Amazons use by the government as a proxy censor. In the name of private enterprise choosing what it wants to sell, the Amazon monopoly enables the government to censor without the government violating the First Amendment.

Read this and you will see how non-enforcement of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act has enabled Washington to create private monopol...

Circuitous Lottery Winnings "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In a land of private enterprise and capitalism a Bankrate.com study reveals 3 in 10 low income Americans spend an inordinate amount of money on lottery tickets ($412/annually compared to $105/year for high-income households). 

An authority on the subject said: Lotteries have become an alternative mechanism of social mobilitya way of achieving financial success in an economy thats increasingly bereft of those opportunities.  Theres an understandable belief that the economy is rigged and your best chance of making it out and getting rich is through the lottery, not through your job or savings.

Americans spent $80.3 billion on lotteries in fiscal year 2017, up from $57.4 billion in 2006, according to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries.

Aside from lottery winnings where does the lottery money go?  Thirty percent of all lottery sales are ultimately directed to public programs within the state of residence, ranging from education to health care to environmental protection, according to La Fleurs, a lottery trade publication.

Government breeds gamblers via lottery tickets instead of encouraging investments to growth real wealth (gambling being defined as pure chance versus investments which involve value being added to something before it is sold). 

The irony of lottery ticket money is that it is government operated and some people receive cash welfare assistance that is being returned to the States via purchase of...

The Never-Ending Attack "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If you thought it was over, think again. The government may have torn off its pound of flesh; now its the lawyers turn.

Arguing that VW embezzled from the environment and polluted portfolios, a class action suit is demanding an additional $10.6 billion in damages from VW on top of the estimated $32 billion the affronting of Uncle has already cost the company.

The argument is that VW didnt alert investors to the notice of violation the government (EPA) sent to company higher-ups on Sept. 18, 2015 until four days after it had been received depriving them of the opportunity to unload their stock before the story became public.

Following which, the value of VWs stock cratered by 34 percent.

True enough. But their loss is chump change. The real losses have yet to be quantified. But we know who the real losers are.

Us. 

We wont get the 60 MPG diesel VW was working on and had planned to offer for sale in the United States. We wont get any VW diesels at all. Other manufacturers including Cadillac (just announced) Mazda, Mercedes and looks like BMW, too have also either decided not to bring diesels to the market here or pulled the ones they had in the lineup on account not merely of bad PR but because of lunatic emissions compliance costs (to achieve environmentally irrelevant fractional reductions in tailpipe exhaust emissions) that are making it too expensive to bother with diesel engines.

How much has that cost us?

These diesels and not just VWs diesels  were brilliant. They delivered hybrid-car mileage without the expense and complexity of two drivetrains in the same car and suffered from none of the multiple functional gimps that make electric cars as sensible as a submarine for the desert.

Instead of half or less the range of an electric car, the diesel went twice as far. And when the diesel ran low, it took a couple of minutes to refuel vs. a couple of hours (more like 6-12 hours) for the EV to recharge.

Diesel dont carry around 400 pounds of toxic materials that will spontaneously burn if they come into contact as when the battery case is damaged in an accident.

Diesel is hard to burn.

Much harder to burn than gasoline. Orders of magnitude harder to light up than the stuff inside an EV battery. A mere spark wont usually do it. It requires compression and heat to get diesel combusting. It...

Reading and Raging "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

And speaking of things changing, signaling in tennis by coaches is nothing new, not that it works. I remember that when I was on the circuit, coaching by friendsthere were no pro coaches back then, only countries behind the Iron Curtain employed themwas a no-no. The Yugoslavs did it nonstop and a South American player friend of mine, Eduardo Argon, playing a Serb at Wimbledon, told the Serb coach Palada time and again to stop it. What the ghastly Mouratoglou was signaling to Serena was quite important, however. None of the pundits got it. He wasnt telling her to go to the net, but to play the center theoryhit it back deep and in the middle of the court, thus cutting down Naomis angles.

I felt very sorry for little Naomi Osaka, who beat the bully fair and square but had to put up with the Williams bullshit of being a motherif I hear one more thing about her giving birth, I swear I will climb the Matterhorn and throw myself off it. The crowd booing a little Japanese girl who had beaten the big bully was as disgraceful as it gets. The woman who was giving the prizes and called the bully a class act reminded me of a used-car salesmans spiel. Tora, Tora, Tora, Osaka won and Noo Yawkers should go back and have some more hamburgers.

But back to South Africa. African kleptocracy is nothing new but a subject to be avoided at all costs, according to those who, say, think Boris is over-the-top. I dont. (His ghastly sister is.) Persecuted white farmers being expropriated without compensation is not going to find thousands marching down Piccadilly or Pennsylvania Avenue screaming abuse at the kleptocrats. No sirree, stealing white land is fine, as all Afrikaners are painted as white supremacists by the left-wing media. But leave it to the NY Times to soften the killings of white farmers by stating that the killings of white farmers and white farm workers are at a 20-year-low, with 47 in 2018, since peaking...

Massive Deficit Spending "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Americas problem isnt a lack of deficit spending/consumption. Americas problems are profoundly structural.

The nice thing about free to me money from any source is the recipients dont have to change anything. Free money is the ultimate free-pass from consequence and adaptation: instead of having to make difficult trade-offs or suffer the consequences of profligacy, the recipients of free money are saved: they can continue on their merry way, ignoring the monumental dysfunction of their lifestyle.

This explains the appeal of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), which holds that deficit spending is the solution to all our problems because governments cant go brokethey can always emit whatever currency they need via printing or borrowing.

The problem with government deficit spending is its free money to the recipients: there are no feedback mechanisms to enforce any consequences for spending thats wasteful, fraudulent or inefficient/ineffective.

Deficit spending simply enables the wasteful, corrupt, rewarding-insiders profiteering state-cartel kleptocracy to continue gorging on public spending.So what desperately needed efficiencies and improvements are imposed on the higher education cartel by handing the cartel another trillion dollars of public spending? None.

What desperately needed efficiencies and improvements are imposed on the healthcare cartel by handing the cartel trillions of dollars in publicly funded Medicare for all? None.

What desperately needed efficiencies and improvements are imposed on the national defense cartel by handing the cartel additional trillions of public spending? None.

What kind of sense does it make to encourage wasteful consumption on a finite planet with limited resources? The entire rationale of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is that the productive capacity of the economy isnt being maxed out because were not consuming enough.

This is the insane ideology of endless growth on a finite planet. Consumption funded by free to me deficit spending has no mechanisms to recognize the wasteful, dysfunctional insanity of planned obsolescence and growth-for-growths-sake wasteful consumption.

Everybody supports spending trillions on infrastructure but has anyone noticed that the system for building infrastructure is completely broken in the U.S.? It takes a decade or two to rebuild a bridge (for example, the Bay Bridge connecting Oakland and San Francisco) and every project that is budgeted to cost $1 billion ends up costing $4 billion.

China would have cleared the political/permit process in weeks and rebuilt the Bay Bridge in six months. In the politically dysfunctional, ove...

A Free-Speech Issue? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

When one cannot discern where one ends and the other begins.

Several weeks ago we were presented with the news of Alex Jones being banned from various social media platforms.  This raised an interesting question for libertarians: is this a free speech issue or a private property issue?

A free speech issue occurs only when it is government that clamps down on speech.  If the speech is occurring on private property, the property owner is free to decide if the speech will be allowed or not.  There were many libertarian voices stating that it was a private property issue and that the owners of these various social media platforms had the right to decide who was or wasnt allowed to speak.

I was asked by one of these libertarians to weigh in on the matter, which I did not do at the time.  It is such a gotcha issue for a libertarian to weigh in on, and one far more complex than a simple free speech or private property discussion.  The complexity is introduced by the relationship between the government and these social media platforms so intertwined that I defy anyone to say where one ends and the other begins  even to include the question of ownership (because ownership is not as simple as the shares are registered in my name).

One libertarian who understood that the question was not so simple was Justin Raimondo, who offered his views in a piece entitled Challenging the Lords of the Internet.  A snippet:

All this wasnt good enough for Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut), who demanded to know if the plan was to only take down one web site. a direct threat had been made to these companies by Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia), who sent out a memo listing all the ways the government could crack down on Big Data if they refuse to go along with cleansing the internet of divisive material.

Raimondo goes on to discuss the other unique protections offered by the government to these platforms protections not available to sites like his own.  Protections that are offered to a common carrier, like the phone company, which are not liable for the content that passes over their lines or networks.

These social media internet firms are sheltered from liability regarding the content just as if they were common carriers.  Yet, unlike common carriers, they are allowed to (and now, under threat by the government, required to) censor content.  But they are not liable for the content that they censor, nor are they liable for the content that they allow.  How is this the free market?  Is this typical for private property?  Heads I win, tails you lose.

A private company may censor content and also be liable for it...

The Next Financial Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A decade after the global financial crisis, the world is facing another crash even bigger than the one in 2008, veteran stock broker Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, told RT.

The too big to fail banks are now both bigger than ever, and more exposed than ever to rising rates and recession. So the systemic risks to the economy are greater now than they were in 2008, said Schiff.

Such banks should have been allowed to fail a decade ago, he says. The moral hazard associated with the government having made the mistake of bailing out banks that should have been allowed to fail. Unfortunately, no lessons were learned from the last crisis. We repeated, and expanded all the mistakes that caused the last crisis, ensuring the next one will be much worse, he said.

According to the investor, all the problems that caused the 2008 financial crisis loom even larger now. The even worse monetary and fiscal policy since the last crisis guarantees the next one will be much worse. The crisis will be similar in that government will be the cause, everyone will be caught by surprise, and capitalism will be the scapegoat, but it will be much different in that it will be much worse, Schiff said.

However, the nature of the next crisis would be different, Schiff predicts. While the 2008 crisis was centered around mortgage debt, dollar rise and gold fall, the new one would be about the US Treasury debt crisis. Treasury debt will be the focal point of the next crisis, and the dollar will collapse and gold prices will soar. The ensuing recession will be much worse as consumer prices will also rise sharply.

Reprinted from RT News.

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The Top Five Precious Metals "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If you think gold or silver are the most expensive metals in the world because we call them precious, you are wrong. Heres a list of five most valuable metals.

Rhodium

Wikipedia

The extremely rare, valuable and silvery-colored metal, Rhodium is the most expensive metal. To give you the big picture, one ton of the Earths crust contains about 0.001g of this metal. Rhodium has a high melting point and an amazing ability to withstand corrosion. The metal is commonly used for its reflective properties in items such as mirrors, searchlights and jewelry. It is valuable within the automotive industry and in some industrial fields. The largest producers of rhodium are South Africa, Russia and Canada.

Platinum

Wikipedia

This metals name is derived from the Spanish term platino which means little silver. It is known as a dense, malleable, highly unreactive and non-corrosive metal. Platinum is widely used in jewelry due to its lustrous appearance and remarkable resistance. It is also use in dentistry, weaponry and aeronautics. South Africa, Russia, Canada and other mineral processing countries are among the largest producers of the precious metal.

Gold

Gold is the easiest precious metal to recognize because of its unique color. It remains one of the most popular metals and investment options. It is po...

Price Gouging Sends Important Signals "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

With Hurricane Florence making landfall in the Eastern United States, the usual reports of the evils of the private sector price gouging the poor, desperate people in the disaster zone tend to crop up. The economic arguments as to why this claimed problem really isnt a problem have been covered extensively. However, government laws on price gouging, and the public sector presence in disaster management in general, have additional effects beyond creating shortages of gasoline for first responders to engage in critical rescue operations.

At its core, economics is really the study of human behavior, particularly focused on the motivations behind the production and distribution of resources. Humans, by and large, attempt to rationally maximize their limited resource utilization toward their best uses. These economic motivations, however, can incentivize deadly results, particularly if the costs of multiple competing options are distorted by government intervention.

In terms of Hurricane Florence, there is a rather curious refusal to evacuate from the disaster zone with some people even openly electing to travel to the Carolinas to take advantage of uncrowded beaches. Its not like the area has little warning, like in the days when people had to hope cloud watching provided sufficient evidence of an approach we had a pretty good idea of where Florence was going to hit five days ago. If Houston can complete a city-wide evacuation in 24 hours under chaotic conditions due to the Mayor trying to convince people to stay until the last minute, five days is sufficient to move a similar population spread over a larger area like the coastline of the Carolinas. So, its not that evacuation is infeasible or even all that difficult over a nearly week-long period.

The Relative Cost of Evacuation

What is happening is that people are looking at the costs of evacuation and the costs of sheltering in-place to make the decision. Certainly, while five days is sufficient time to board up the house and drive inland to a motel somewhere, the costs of the trip, food and lodging can be pricey. The problem with this, however, is the costs are warped by the price gouging laws and expectation of speedy, and no-cost to the individual, rescue by govern...

How To End the Autism Epidemic "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Dr. Mercola

In this interview, J.B. Handley, founder of Generation Rescue, discusses autism and what he believes can be done to help turn this tragic trend around. This is also the topic of his book, How to End the Autism Epidemic.

A Parents Worst Nightmare

Handleys son has autism, and his personal experience ultimately motivated him to write this book. He describes the familys experience, and what led them to take a nonconventional approach to their sons treatment:

My wife and I were what I would characterize as very mainstream parents, which meant that when our second son was born in 2002, we basically handed him to our pediatrician and did whatever he told us to do, which meant following the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) recommended [vaccine] schedule.

We started to watch our son decline physically after every vaccine appointment at 2 months, at 4 months, at 6 months and at 12 months. He got eczema. His belly became distended. He had sleep disturbances. He had dark circles under his eyes. We kept going back into the doctor and saying, Whats going on? Whats happening with him? Where is this coming from?

We could never get a plausible explanation for what was happening. Then, shortly after my son turned 1 year old, he started to decline neurologically. He lost his words. He lost many of his normal mannerisms. He started doing these really unusual behaviors.

He started craving certain foods all these things that somebody like you knows are red flags for a child heading towards autism. But at the time, we were ignorant to this and our pediatrician didnt help us at all.

We were living in Northern California. We took our son to University of California San Francisco (UCSF) where they diagnosed him with severe autism. At the same time, we visited a Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) doctor in Pleasanton Dr. Lynne Mielke.

We were presented with two completely different worlds. At UCSF, autism was genetic. It was lifelong. He was likely to be institutionalized. There was nothing we could do about it, except to prepare ourselves.

But in Pleasanton, thirty miles away, autism was trigg...

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Cherokee Nation Nurses Named among Oklahomas Great 100 Nurses "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

W.W. Hastings Hospital CEO Brian Hail; Cherokee Nation Health Services nurses Bryan Anderson, Rebel Nelson, Randi Duncan, Quannah Smith and Crystal McDaniel; Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr.; and Cherokee Nation Health Services nurses Stephanie Thompson, Christy Whisenhunt, Lisa Lyon and Cherry Bark.

Published September 17, 2018

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.  Nine Cherokee Nation nurses were honored Monday at Oklahomas Great 100 Nurses reception at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

The Great 100 Nurses Foundation was founded more than 30 years ago and honors nurses from Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, North Carolina and Louisiana who go above and beyond in health care each year.

We are privileged to employ some of the most talented and dedicated health care professionals in the state, said Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr., who served as the keynote speaker. Our nursing professionals are an extremely hardworking group, and we commend these nurses, along with all of our other nursing staff, for their dedication and for continuing to raise the bar in our health system.

Winners are selected based on their contributions to the medical community throughout their career and can be nominated by health care administrators, patients or their peers.

Each year we are lucky enough to have nurses honored among Oklahomas Great 100 Nurses, and we take great pride in what that means for our health system. Congratulations to each of our nurses, and thank you for the job that you do each and every day, said W.W. Hastings Hospital CEO Brian Hail, master of ceremonies for the event.

Cherokee Nation Health Services currently employs a nursing team of more than 450 professionals, including 12 nurses that hold specialty certifications in their focus areas.

Nursing is one of the hardest professions out there, and to be selected as a Great 100 Nurse is quite an honor, 2018 Great 100 Nurses recipient Randi Duncan said. I am grateful my peers think enough of me and my work to consider me a nominee.

The Cherokee Nation Health Services nurses honored as Great 100 Nurses of Oklahoma include the following:

  • Crystal McDaniel W.W. Hastings Hospital...

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Warren Mundine: Reclaiming work as a virtue "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Nyunggai Warren Mundine is one of the most remarkable Australians living. Instead of sitting on his keester, bitching and moaning, as so many of us do, hes trying to tackle the actual work of building a better life for others, and reignite the spirit of a nation given over to flabby socialist resentment. Theres really [] The post Warren Mundine: Reclaiming work as a virtue appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:00

US House Passes Bill Amending Blood Quantum Requirements on Inherited Restricted Land "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 17, 2018

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 2606 Wednesday, allowing land inherited by citizens of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole nations to remain restricted status even if the heir has less than one-half degree of Indian blood.

Chief Bill John Baker

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, president of the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Tribes, worked with the five tribes to develop this important legislation to stop loss of restricted land. Baker also testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs in October 2017 in support of H.R. 2606. The Trump administration supports the bill.

Baker applauded the Houses action, led by Chickasaw Nation citizen Rep. Tom Cole and Cherokee Nation citizen Rep. Markwayne Mullin.

This action means land preservation for our tribal citizens is fair and that our Cherokee families can better retain its land resources, Baker said. We have worked diligently for this move to recognize that the citizens of the five tribes deserve equality when it comes to this important land ownership issue.

Together, the five tribes represent more than 650,000 tribal citizens throughout the United States, about one-quarter of the entire population of Indian County. The previous law passed in 1947 prevented heirs who were citizens of one of the five tribes from inheriting land in restricted status, resulting in loss of the lands legal protections.

The legislation passed Wednesday clarifies heirs of the five tribes may maintain their restricted land regardless of the degree of blood of the landowner.

The bill now goes to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

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14:00

Rock Recording Artist Davidica Announces the Release of Her New Single, the Brutally Honest U Trust Who "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 17, 2018

PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATON  On October 2, 2018 Native (Oglala Lakota) rock recording artist Davidica will release her new single U Trust Who on air at KILI Radio, 90.1 FM and on the web (www.kiliradio.org) at 12 noon on the Daddy D daily mix show.

Davidicas songwriting style has always been a mix of storytelling and distinctive power chord riffs. True to her rock and roll nature she has written a song that stings with truth but moves you with rock rhythm and angst. The new single tells a story of the devastating emotional roller coaster that defines the classic controlling relationship.

Davidicas approach to life and rock and roll has always been gritty and honest, and now with a little help from DEREK MILLER at the recording console, she delivers that trademark grit and honesty with a passion that cant be denied with her new single U TRUST WHO. Who says rock and roll is dead? -Rockwired Magazine.

Davidica is dedicating her single to bringing awareness to the plight of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Men and Women. She has teamed up with organizations and individuals from across the US and Canada to help in strengthening the networking circle to find solutions for the lack of resources available to families of the missing and murdered. Davidica is currently working with Spoken Word artist Thana Redhawk, Spoken Word activists The Peace Poets, Movement Rapper Indiginize, activist/coordinator Meskee Yatsayte, activist Anna Rondon and organizations Native Music Television, Navajo Nation Missing Persons Updates, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives, Red Feather Alert and FNX Television to get this intentionally disregarded struggle the awareness it deserves.

Davidicas original single was recorded and produced by two-time Juno Award Winner and rock artist Derek Miller, a Mohawk from Ontario, Canada. The artwork for the single was commissioned especially by award winning Native (Tongva) female illustrator and comic book artist Weshoyot Alvitre. The single release is a precursor to her long awaited full album of original songs to be released in January 2019.

The single along with the alb...

14:00

The War for the Presidents Mind "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Woodward book is supposed to be a blow against the Trump administration for supposedly depicting an administration in chaos, but it actually manages to show the foreign policy aspect of Trumps White House in its best light, albeit unintentionally. Woodward, being the swamp-creature that he is, uncritically cites administration officials who denounce Trumps Singapore Continue reading "The War for the Presidents Mind"

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14:00

Get Out of the Afghan Morass "IndyWatch Feed War"

On learning that he was from Afghanistan, I asked my Afghan taxi driver in New York his opinion about the situation in his country. Americans dont get it, he said. They are not going to succeed in Afghanistan. My father was a warlord who fought the Russians, and I grew up in Afghanistan, so I Continue reading "Get Out of the Afghan Morass"

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14:00

Why Do Intelligent People Disapprove Of Trump So Intensely? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




Everyone remembers Trump's comment about how he loves the "poorly educated." He's lucky they exist; they're basically what's propping up what's left of hid favorable numbers in polling. He does worst among people who are college educated, more so among people with graduate degrees. I was watching Reliable Sources on CNN today and listening to one of Brian Stelter's guests, Brendan Nyhan, I had a bit of an epiphany. Nyhan, an academic expert on fake news, once told NBC that "It's worrisome if fake news websites further weaken the norm against false and misleading information in our politics, which unfortunately has eroded. But it's also important to put the content provided by fake news websites in perspective. People got vastly more misinformation from Donald Trump than they did from fake news websites." In 2004 he wrote All the President's Spin: George W. Bush, the Media and the Truth. And he's taught this subject at Dartmouth and, more recently at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.

Stelter's show was about Trump as a purveyor of conspiracy theories. What Nyhan pointed out was that Trump "is in the most powerful office in the world and he's promoting conspiracy theories. They usually are used by the powerless and are directed against the powerful. But instead, he's weaponizing them from the highest office in the land."

OK, we all knew that already, right. But here's where Nyhan suddenly helped me to put 2 + 2 together and get 4. This is where I understood why educated people hate Trump so much in ways that less educated-- usually lower IQ-- people don't care much. Responding to a question from Stelt...

14:00

Americans Would Limit Aid to Nuclear Israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

Most Americans would place limitations on U.S. aid to Israel under laws triggered by its nuclear weapons program. When told the CIA believed Israel has nuclear weapons, 54.8% of Americans agreed that Arms Export Control Act limitations to the non-signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) should apply. Question: Arms Export Control Continue reading "Americans Would Limit Aid to Nuclear Israel"

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14:00

National Congress of American Indians to Celebrate 75th Anniversary at the 2018 Annual Convention & Marketplace in Denver "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 17, 2018

WASHINGTON  The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) returns to Denver, Colorado to host its Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future 75th Anniversary Annual Convention & Marketplace (NCAI75) at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center on October 21-26, 2018.

Founded in 1944 in Denver by 80 delegates representing 50 tribal nations and associations across 27 states at the First Annual Convention, NCAI has established a legacy over the past three-quarters of a century as the oldest, largest and most representative organization advocating for the rights of tribal nations, governments, and peoples. NCAI is celebrating this landmark year with activities surrounding the anniversary, including the 75th Anniversary Gala, the unveiling of its coffee table book commemorating NCAIs difference-making legacy, the Cultural Night Powwow, and special feature presentations throughout the week.

NCAI LogoHonoring the Past, Shaping the Future is a rediscovery of NCAIs history, the lessons learned from our journey, and how tribal nations and communities can apply those lessons to shape the future for seven generations to come. Tribal leaders and other representatives from across the country will come together to celebrate tribal sovereignty and self-governance as well as decades of tireless work by our elders, advocates, allies, and friends.

Key subjects addressed at NCAI75 will include areas of great interest to tribal governments and leaders, such as Medicaid, making the Native Vote count, ensuring that Census 2020 fully counts Indian Country, ending violence again women, climate action efforts across tribal nations, building sustainable tribal economies,...

14:00

Why Is Apple Giving This Tiny Stock A $900 Million Opportunity? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Apple made history this year by becoming the first trillion-dollar company the U.S. has ever seen. But the only millionaire investors Apple is minting these days are those who boarded early. While that ship has sailed, with share prices over $220, theres some low-hanging fruit on the Apple tree that no ones ever heard of One company might be about to provide investors with a backdoor into the worlds most tantalizing brand.

Forget Putin: 4 Reasons Why Trump Is Netanyahus Manchurian Candidate "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the months leading up to the 25th anniversary of the Oslo Accords, the U.S. has colluded with Israel in a string of policies and decisions that completely undermine the legitimacy of the agreement, not to mention Palestinian claims to justice, freedom and ultimately peace. As these policies unfold, one cannot help recalling the words of the great Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani, who said that talking with the Israelis is a conversation between the sword and the neck.

Raw Video Shows Dozens Of People Looting A Dollar Store As Flooding Cuts Wilmington Off From The Rest Of North Carolina "IndyWatch Feed World"

A major emergency brings out the best in some people, but in others it brings out the absolute worst.  Shocking images of dozens of people ransacking a Family Dollar store in Wilmington, North Carolina have stunned the nation.  This happened in broad daylight, and many of the looters didnt even seem to care that a television news crew was filming them.  Sadly, this always seems to happen whenever a major disaster takes place.  Our established social order is so vulnerable, and so many people out there will gladly take advantage of others if they believe that there is an opportunity to get away with it.  If this is how people will behave during a storm, how will they act once things start getting really bad in this country?

13:59

Governorship primaries: APC leaders threaten revolt against Tinubu over Ambode "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Members of the political family of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu have threatened to vote against his choice, should he back the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, for a second term. The decision followed pressures being mounted on the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tinubu, from different quarters to back Ambode for second []

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13:56

EFCC, ICPC, FIRS move against DISCOs "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  demand financials of electricity firms   The anti-graft agencies Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and the Independent Corrupt Practice and Other Offences Commission (ICPC) as well as the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) have launched an onslaught on the 11 distribution companies (DISCOs) in Nigeria, New Telegraph has learnt. Specifically, this []

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13:55

BoI, CEXIM sign MoU on $500m financing support "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Bank of Industry (BOI) and the Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a $500 million financing support. Speaking on the development yesterday, the banks Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Olukayode Pitan, said the partnership has an enormous job-creation potential. This is a partnership that will provide a []

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13:55

PERTH Burglary arrest stolen items to be claimed by owners, WA "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Burglary arrest stolen items to be claimed by owners, WA .

September 17, 2018 at 01:22PM .

Possess a Prohibited Drug; and. Possess Drug Paraphernalia. He is next due to appear before the Perth Magistrates court on 28 September 2018.

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.miragenews.com/burglary-arrest-stolen-items-to-be-claimed-by-owners-wa/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNE8yKHARef3j8PAoMNWNGgPz-B5aA

https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/23688280 .

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13:55

PERTH Man charged over burglaries in Golden Bay and Secret Harbour "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Man charged over burglaries in Golden Bay and Secret Harbour .

September 17, 2018 at 01:11PM .

possessing a prohibited drug and possessing drug paraphernalia. He is next due to appear before the Perth Magistrates court on September 28.

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.coastlive.com.au/news/local-news/man-charged-over-burglaries-in-golden-bay-and-secret-harbour/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEKlzapAYG32gP8EzX6pnxWsc3r_w

https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/23688280 .

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13:54

NLC demands probe, recovery of $10.13bn from MTN "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the Federal Government to ensure that the telecommunication giant, MTN Nigeria, complies with its directive and pay without delay, the $2 billion tax arrears as well as the $8.13 billion allegedly repatriated to South Africa. NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, in a statement made available to newsmen []

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13:53

Saraki to APC: You lack numbers to impeach me "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

IBB backs Senate President for PDP ticket   Senate President and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Bukola Saraki, has declared that he cannot be impeached. He told the All Progressives Congress (APC), plotting to unseat him, that the party lacks the number to do so. This is as []

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13:51

Amaechi, Senator at war over APC guber ticket "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Minister: Abes hypocritical, devious character Lawmaker: Minister blackmailing Buhari   The gulf between Transport Minister, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, and the senator representing Rivers East in the Senate, Magnus Abe, widened yesterday as the two leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) attacked each other over the partys governorship ticket. While Amaechi described Abe as a []

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13:51

Fraudsters behind my naked video Osun lawmaker "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Majority Leader of the Osun State House of Assembly, Hon. Timothy Owoeye, whose naked picture is trending on social media, has blamed fraudsters for his predicament. The video clip shows Owoeye bathing naked in the midnight and was caught by some members of a community who attributed it to ritual purposes. In the video, some []

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13:51

Troops Deployed to Turkish Border; 20 Killed in Iraq "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Iraqi government announced that troops will be deployed along the international border between Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkey to stop incursions by the neighboring country and to document any airspace violations in order to report them to the United Nations. Turkey regularly conducts cross-border operations which target alleged Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K.) sites. On Friday, Continue reading "Troops Deployed to Turkish Border; 20 Killed in Iraq"

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13:50

Sunspot Observatory Evacuation Mystery Becomes Even Creepier As Inside Footage Of The Ghost Town Emerges "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Sunspot Observatory Evacuation Mystery Becomes Even Creepier As Inside Footage Of The Ghost Town Emerges By Susan Duclos All News PipeLine On September 6, 2018 the FBI converged at the Sunspot, New Mexico Solar Observatory and closed the facility down,...

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13:50

High blood sugar in pregnancy increases risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Scientists from United States (US), said mothers with high blood sugar during pregnancy even if not high enough to meet the traditional definition of gestational diabetes were significantly more likely to have developed type 2 diabetes a decade after pregnancy than their counterparts without high blood glucose. These are the findings of a []

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13:49

Three Cheers for the Decline of the Middle Class "IndyWatch Feed War"

I realize how callous the title of this article sounds. The decline of the middle class, which in recent years has been the subject of innumerable articles, books, and movies, entails a terrible increase in human suffering. The descent of millions of families into relative poverty is beyond appalling, not something to be celebrated. However, the perverse Marxist in me feels obliged to complicate the narrative of unmitigated catastrophe that dominates all journalism and scholarship on the subject. The fact is that progress, like God, works in mysterious ways, paradoxical, inhuman, dialectically contradictory ways. And the contemporary decline of the Wests middle class may end up advancing, indirectly, the banner of humanity that the Left has carried forward since the seventeenth century.

The point isnt a very deep one. Consider the gravest threat that life on Earth faces today: global warming. This threat cannot be adequately confronted in the framework of capitalism, which indeed is responsible for it; it demands a systemic socio-politico-economic revolution, a social transformation that systematically elevates human needs above capitals needs. The most realistic way to address the crisis is for governments to nationalize the fossil fuel industry and shift resources toward renewable energy, which should be produced and distributed through publicly owned utilities. And this is only the beginning. There have to be international reforestation and afforestation programs, for instance, and massive deployment of carbon sequestration methods and technologies. The very dynamics of the political economy have to be altered.

How can society ever get to this point? Evidently only through upheavals so painful that it becomes clear there is no other option. Revolutionary change on such a scale happens only by means of unprecedented crisis, which is to say social discontent so extreme that half-measures are cast aside as pitifully inadequate. As long as a large middle class exists to serve as a bulwark of social stability and relatively conservative politics, the requisite crisis will not happen. Society has to polarize between a tiny minority of ultra-rich and a huge majority of unprotected, insecure, ecologically vulnerable, politically desperate people whose violent discontent propels the revolution forward. Systems have to be radically disrupted, on a scale greater than during even the Great Depression, which led to the welfare state. If history has taught us anything, its that the middle class is an effective barricade against revolution.

We might also reflect that, climatically speaking, the best thing that can happen in the short term is a glo...

13:48

Indonesian mine watchdog sues government for concession maps "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Mining Advocacy Network (Jatam) filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources after failing to get a response to earlier requests for information that shows if mining concessions overlap onto conservation areas.

13:47

Isoko People Beg Ailing Leo Ogor To Quit Politics To Take Care Of Health "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Leo Ogor, supported by the Delta State Commissioner for Housing, Joseph Ogeh, and the Isoko North local government chairman, Emmanuel Egbabor to walk down a staircase, when Ogor paid a consultation visit to the commissioner in his country home at Otor-Iye


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 17TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Constituents in the Isoko Federal Constituency, Delta State, have added their voices to calls by other concerned Isoko natives, to appeal to Leo Ogor, the House of Representatives minority leader and member representing Isoko Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, to quit politics and take time to attend to his failing health.
The constituents said the call became necessary when on Saturday, Ogor was seen supported by the Delta State Commissioner for Housing, Joseph Ogeh, and the Isoko North local government chairman, Emmanuel Egbabor to walk down a staircase when the federal lawmaker, who is seeking re-election for the fifth time, paid a consultation visit to the commissioner in his country home at Otor-Iyede.
According to the constituents, following the current health predicament of the federal lawmaker, it will be impossible for the constituency to enjoy robust representation in the green chamber, which they have suffered in the past one year due to the absence of the lawmaker at plenary sessions in the house.
A constituent from the lawmakers home town, Ozoro, who simply identified himself as Oghen...

13:46

"That Tiny Light..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Hope is that tiny light that the gods have given us so that we can find our way through our darkest hours. And while we might stub our toes and bruise our knees, if we keep moving forward, even when our progress is slow and painful, we will overcome and be made better by our journey. No misery or bad situation is ever infinite or final until we make a conscious decision for it to be so."
- Sherrilyn Kenyon

13:44

US Okays Yemen Genocide, Netherlands Expose White Helmets, EU Censorship & Trump Netanyahus Puppet "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/16/18). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth []

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13:44

Bamgbade: Fraudulent developers fueling cases of abandoned properties "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Chief Olusegun Bamgbade, a real estate developer, is the Chairman, HOB Housing Estates Limited. In this interview with DAYO AYEYEMI, he speaks on the issues of abandoned properties and the challenges of the real estate sector among others. Excerpt:     Nigerias Gross Domestic Products (GDP) grew by 1.5 per cent in the last quarter []

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13:39

Fast-tracking PEPs cases in new legal year "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

TUNDE OYESINA and AKEEM NAFIU report that cases of politically exposed persons (PEPs) in various courts must go beyond snail speed justice as the 2018/2019 legal year commences today     After the annual long vacation, normal court sessions will resume across all divisions of the Federal and High Courts. And hearing in cases involving []

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13:31

A small structured object follows a car - Dargo, Victoria, 1976 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Reading pleasure

I have recently had the pleasure of reading a great number of editions of the 'Australian UFO Bulletin' published by the Victorian UFO Research Society.

I picked up a few new pieces of information about the 1972 Frankston, Victoria,  Maurren Puddy case of which I had previously not been aware; some sightings I hadn't heard of before, and various other bits and pieces.

Car pace with small structured object

One of the sightings which intrigued me, was an example of a car pacing; but in this case, instead of a nocturnal light, the small object involved had some structure.  In the May 1976 edition of the 'Bulletin' there was detail about the sighting, investigated by Dan Haylock. The sighting took place at Dargo in Victoria. Dargo is a small Victorian town located 348 kilometers east of Melbourne, and is in the foothills of the Dargo Plains. Latitude 37deg 28mins south; longitude 147deg 13mins east.

Note the location of Melbourne and Bright

Note location of Bright and Dargo

The following is the text of the article fr...

13:30

The Poet: T.S. Eliot, The Hollow Men "IndyWatch Feed World"

 
The Hollow Men

We are the hollow men.
We are the stuffed men
Leaning together,
Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass,
Or rats' feet over broken glass
In our dry cellar.

Shape without form, shade without color,
Paralyzed force, gesture without motion;
Those who have crossed
With direct eyes, to death's other Kingdom
Remember us - if at all - not as lost
Violent souls, but only
As the hollow men,
The stuffed men.

II

Eyes I dare not meet in dreams
In death's dream kingdom...
These do not appear:
There, the eyes are
Sunlight on a broken column.
There, is a tree swinging,
And voices are
In the wind's singing
More distant and more solemn
Than a fading star.

Let me be no nearer
In death's dream kingdom.
Let me also wear
Such deliberate disguises,
Rat's coat, crowskin, crossed staves
In a field,
Behaving as the wind behaves
No nearer -
Not that final meeting
In the twilight kingdom.

III

This is the dead land.
This is cactus land.
Here the stone images
Are raised, here they receive
The supplication of a dead man's hand
Under the twinkle of a fading star.

Is it like this
In death's other kingdom,
Waking alone
At the hour when we are
Trembling with tenderness,
Lips that would kiss
Form prayers to broken stone.

IV

The eyes are not here.
There are no eyes here
In this valley of dying stars,
In this hollow valley,
This broken jaw of our lost kingdoms.
In this last of meeting places
We...

13:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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13:30

Censorship And The Rule Of Law (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Censorship And The Rule Of Law Video JSMineset JSMineset hosts Sean from SGT Report, Dave from X22 Report, and Dr. Dave Janda from Operation Freedom (unfortunately Greg Hunter could not make it). It was our pleasure to hear from...

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13:26

"Boning Up on Eternal Recurrence, Kubrick-style: '2001,' Revisited" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Boning Up on Eternal Recurrence, Kubrick-style: '2001,' Revisited"
by John Kendall Hawkins

"The first landing on the moon - a moment of human grace amidst the otherwise tempestuous doings of the decade - was still a year away when Stanley Kubricks '2001: A Space Odyssey' premiered in select American widescreen cinemas in 1968. The film brought little enlightenment to the darkness  of the era and almost came and went with little real fanfare, except among sci-fi aficionados, some of whom, along with others, were zonked out on psychedelics and puff-the-magic-dragon (wink).

The year 1968 was a particularly ugly snapshot of the human condition: Russian tanks rolled into Prague and installed the Iron Curtain that would stay drawn until the Velvet Revolution two decades later; Paris was consumed with fiery protests, screaming it seemed existence precedes essence; teenaged soldier Conrad Schumann was making his iconic leap into freedom at the Berlin Wall; the massacre of innocents at My Lai happened; political (RFK) and civil rights (MLK) leaders were assassinated; the police brutality of the Democratic National Convention in Chicago showed the world American Exceptionalism at war with the Ugly American; and the children of free world cried out loud for an end to the war in Viet Nam (that Nobel Peace-prize winner Henry Kissinger had extended for political reasons). With so much rage consuming the collective consciousness its easy to see how a cerebral film like 2001: A Space Odyssey could have gone neglected by the masses busy doing democracy in the streets.

Though a Czech sat on the jury of the Moscow Film Festival in 1969 and considered 2001 for a prize, the film didnt arrive in Prague until a few years later, and there are no ready reports (in English, at any rate) on how it was received in the Kafka-esque environment of the era. Worldwide interest picked up after the film won the 1969 Academy Award for special effects (it was...

13:24

Florence death toll at 16 as heavy rains ravage the Carolinas "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hurricane Florence was demoted to a Tropical Depression overnight but remains dangerous due to extremely large rainfall figures and the risk of flooding. At least 16 people were killed in incidents related to Tropical Depression Florence (which only recently was a Category 4 hurricane), including a man and a woman who died from carbon dioxide poisoning, CBS News reports. The victims include a mother with child, who died after a tree fell on their house, the New York Times reported. A woman of 61 died when her car hit another tree in the road. Winds generated by Florence have slowed to some 35 mph, but the historically heavy rains and subsequent flooding is presenting the biggest danger. Some 15,000 people are staying in emergency shelters deployed across the state of North Carolina, according to Governor Roy Cooper. In South Carolina, some 4,000 people are stationed in shelters, according to the New York Times.

13:24

Amazon Censorship of 9/11 Unmasked? "IndyWatch Feed War"

On September 10, 2018, I published a laudatory review of the new book, 9/11 Unmasked: An International Review Panel Investigation by David Ray Griffin and Elizabeth Woodworth. The review also appeared at many sites.  It is the definitive book on the defining event of the 21st century.  The book concludes that the official version(s) of the attacks of 11 September 2001 are false. The review was subsequently reposted at many publications.  There was great reader response and interest in the book, which was due for official release the next day, 11 September.  My review provided a link to the books Amazon page that noted the 11 September availability date.

By the next day readers were responding in great number that the Amazon site was reporting the book was out of print, when, in fact, it had just been published.  This out of print notification lasted until the evening of 13 September when it was changed to in stock on September 30, 2018.  By the following morning it was changed to in stock on September 21, 2018, only to be changed again between 11-12 PM on September 14 to in stock on September 24, 2018, only to be changed again to September 26, 2018, only to be changed again on Sunday, September 16, as I write, to In stock on September 28.  It is unheard of for a book that has an official release date and that is available straight from the publisher to be listed as out of print. Amazon Canada continues to report that the book has not yet been released.  And obviously, all the date changes that push the books availability back by weeks suggest a clear-cut effort by Amazon to make sure readers cannot obtain the book quickly and in a timely manner from the most popular source, if ever.  Will they soon announce that the book will never be available for national security considerations or because it violates Amazons content guidelines?  The books publisher, Interlink Publishing, is selling the book now and says Amazon has the books.  So why is Jeff Bezoss company playing this game?  His other major business, The Washington Post, (known as the CIAs newspaper) is surely not going to review the book, nor would their editorial staff post encomiums to David Ray Griffin, Elizabeth Woodworth, their colleagues in this important research.

Readers should demand that Amazon immediately change their website and accept orders to be shipped today. Whether they are responsible for this game of chaotic discouragement or the intelligences services, who are fully capable of hacking into Amazon, as Edward Snowden has pointed out, I do not know.  But something very odd is happening and Amazon should correct it.

13:24

Osinbajo lauds Osuns social protection programmes "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has applauded Osun State government for prioritizing the welfare of the youth in all its policies and programmes. He lauded the states social protection initiatives, describing them as a sustainable template for national socio-economic development and all-round transformation. Osinbajo stated this while speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the newly recruited []

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13:18

Predator-free Waiheke? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Over the weekend the government announced an ambitious plan to make Waiheke Island predator-free:

Waiheke Island is set to become the world's largest predator-free urban island under a bold new $11 million plan to rid the Hauraki Gulf Island of rats and stoats.

Millions of passengers visit the Auckland tourist destination each year and the head of Fullers ferry company says it will be extremely difficult to introduce biosecurity measures similar to those imposed on other pest-free islands which involve checking visitors' gear, ensuring food is in sealed bags and cleaning footwear.

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage will today announce plans to make the island, which is already free of possums, free of other pests by 2025.

This would enable North Island kk, kkriki, kerer, t, korimako or bellbird, piwakawaka or fantail, tturiwhatu or New Zealand dotterel, i or grey-faced petrel and koror or little blue penguins to breed safely and increase in number on Waiheke, she said.


While there's not a lot of money involved, this is a big, ambitious policy. It will also be a field-test for the wider goal of a predator-free New Zealand, and how to prevent rats spreading from urban areas into protected ones. But even if its not ultimately successful, and they end up merely vastly reducing predator numbers on Waiheke or restricting them to urban spaces, it will still have huge conservation benefits. And they can then take the lessons they learn and apply them to Stewart Island or the Coromandel.

13:14

2019 may be last opportunity to salvage Nigeria Martins "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Chief Kenny Martins has been a major political player for over two decades, but he shot to national limelight, when he was appointed chairman of the Police Equipment Trust Fund (PETF) by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The Ogun State born businessman turned politician recently rallied other like minds to unveil a group, Legacy Initiative International []

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13:12

2019: Akwa Ibom Christian youths endorse Buhari, Ekere "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Akwa Ibom Christian youths under the aegis of Christian Youths Leaders Assembly on Saturday endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr Nsima Ekere, the Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), for the 2019 presidential and governorship elections. The duo was endorsed and presented with symbolic keys to State House, Abuja, and Government House, Uyo, []

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13:10

IAM, Watchtroll and the EPO Still Spread the Mentality of Patent Maximalism "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Joff Wild and BattistelliSummary: The misguided idea that the objective (overall) should be to grant as many monopolies as possible (to spur a lot of litigation) isnt being challenged in echo chamber events, set up and sponsored by think tanks and pressure groups of the litigation industry

TODAY we shall write a lot about patent scope, software patents in Europe and in the US in particular. It is generally a symptom of the patent system getting hijacked by those who were originally meant to service scientists. Roles have been reversed and scientists are now expected to provide demand (or cash flow) for lawyers, who sometimes just sue scientists without prior provocation (many patent trolls are just lawyers).

According to this hours-old blog post from Satoshi Watanabe, the patent trolls think tank (IAM), which is also a Battistelli mouthpiece (hes an author and keynote speaker to them), is nowadays in Japan spreading the religion (litigation industry psyche). The think tank entertains accompanying studies etc. The chart compares the number and ratio of patent applications filed to Japan by US, Korean, and German companies, Watanabe says, respectively compared between a period of 2002-2006 and 2012-2016. The JPO studies all the patent applications which are filed both to US and Europe. The yellow bar in the chart indicates the number and ratio of patent applications whose counterparts were not filed to Japan, while the blue bar indicates those whose counterparts were filed to Japan. They obviously reduced patent application filings to Japan.

So what? So there may be fewer monopolies. Is that a bad thing? Its only necessarily a bad thing for the litigation industry. The USPTO is currently paying the price for over-granting for a number of decades.

Hours ago also came...

13:10

DOJ Invites 24 State AGs to Jeff Sessions Meeting About Breaking Up Google, Facebook "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

DOJ Invites 24 State AGs to Jeff Sessions Meeting About Breaking Up Google, Facebook BY TYLER ONEIL  PJ Media On Thursday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that nearly half of the state attorneys general would be invited to a September...

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13:10

More fake hurricane-weather news "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This morning, FOTMs DCG posted a video showing how the Weather Channel broadcasts fake news about Hurricane Florence by exaggerating how strong the wind is. A reporter pretended to be unsteady on his feet, buffeted by the supposed strong wind. Continue reading

13:00

Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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13:00

Why Joel Osteen, The Smiling Preacher, Is So Darn Appealing - Facts So Romantic "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


Right out of the gate, Osteen is using three of Antonakis identified tactics: an animated voice, facial expressions, and gestures.Photograph by Cooper Neill / Getty

Its hard to quantify charisma, but by any measure Joel Osteen has some pretty impressive stats. Every week, the man some call The Smiling Preacher, draws an estimated 43,500 individuals to his Lakewood Church, which he moved into a former professional basketball stadium just off Houstons Highway 59 in 2005. Osteens weekly sermons are beamed across seven networks in the United States and, by some estimates, reach 95 percent of the nations households and more than 150 countries.

The 55-year-old pastor, with his boyish good looks, ubiquitous incisors, and his impeccably coiffed mane of wavy, brown locks, oversees a budget estimated at upward of $70 million. He has penned no less than seven best sellers (most derived from his sermons), has amassed a net worth estimated at $40 million, with book sales and related revenue reportedly exceeding $55 million, and lives in a 17,000-square foot, $10.5 million mansion. All of it is built upon the personalitythe words, the wisdom, and in no small part the charismaof the man the congregants of the nations largest charismatic
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12:45

Florence Floodwaters Cut Off Wilmington, Over 600 Roads Are Under Water (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Florence Floodwaters Cut Off Wilmington, Over 600 Roads Are Under Water Video DAHBOO Floodwaters from Tropical Depression Florence has entirely cut off the North Carolina city of Wilmington, prompting officials to call for additional help from state law enforcement...

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12:45

Over a quarter of tree cover loss is commodity-driven deforestation "IndyWatch Feed World"

More than a quarter of global tree cover loss between in 2001-2015 was linked to commodity-driven deforestation,unlikely to be forested again, says a new study

12:39

(Video) The Truth about 5G -- What you're Not Being Told "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Sep 16, 2018

Josh Sigurdson talks with author and economic analyst John Sneisen about a form of technology growing on a vast scale... 5G!

As we see countries throughout the world try to roll out 5G, John who has a telecommunications background talks about the serious risks involved in 5G, not to mention the utter impracticality.

With the level of wattage coming from 5G towers, it will dramatically increase radiation to neighborhoods as it would be necessary to put towers every 3 or 4 houses to ensure efficiency. It would make no sense to commit to and it would be dramatically unhealthy.

Electro-magnetic frequencies can be quite dangerous. John breaks down what you need to know about this massive new undertaking and how inescapable it will be. Educations will lead to understanding and action. 3G and 4G are bad enough.

12:36

The Syria Deception, Part 1: Al-Qaeda Goes to Hollywood "IndyWatch Feed War"

Grayzone Project | September 15, 2018 This exclusive Grayzone investigative mini-doc by Dan Cohen exposes the cynical deceptions and faux humanitarianism behind the campaign to sell the dirty war on Syria. It will demonstrate the lengths that the US and its allies have gone to develop new ploys to tug at Western heartstrings and convince []

12:32

No more charter schools "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

National's charter schools are now officially dead:

All 12 of New Zealand's charter schools have been approved for transition to state integrated schools.

It marks the end to a rather short era.

[...]

"We have worked with the charter schools to find a way forward for them within the state system and no existing charter schools are closing their doors," Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.

The last two schools to be approved for transition were Tranga Tangata Rite in Gisborne and Waatea School in Auckland.

Te Kura Mori o Waatea will open as a year 1-8 state integrated school in 2019, and Tranga Tangata Rite, which was not yet up and running, will open as a state-integrated school in 2020.


And that's that. No more second-rate, for-profit schools to exploit the poor with unqualified teachers and quack curriculums. Instead, they'll be required to have qualified staff, teach a proper curriculum, and be subject to the normal oversight of the Official Information and Ombudsman's Acts, just like any other school.

12:30

Handing over control "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Do you want Mercury Energy, Contact Energy or Trustpower etc to decide on your next car purchase? Do you want Google deciding the appropriate time to adjust your thermostat? All this could be coming to an electrical socket near you shortly according to this article from PEI. Quote. For a long time utilities have been [] The post Handing over control appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:30

South Africa pushes science to improve daily life "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

South African science is set for a shake-up, as proposed changes aim to make research better serve citizens and address problems such as poverty and unemployment.

12:29

Wind of hope blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief "IndyWatch Feed World"

A powerful wind of hope blowing across the Horn of Africa region, said UN chief Antnio Guterres as he witnessed signing of an Ethiopia-Eritrea peace pact

12:23

President Trump Tweets Optimistic Outlook Toward U.S. Mexico Future. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A year ago it seemed almost impossible to see a trade agreement with Mexico that would facilitate the interests of both countries. However, with the successful election of Mexican President Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador (AMLO), a remarkable populist shift dramatically Continue reading

12:23

What Cardiologists Think About the Apple Watch's Heart-Tracking Feature "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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The newest Apple Watch can now flag potential problems with your heartbeat - a feature that's been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration and that Apple is marking as a major achievement. But some doctors said that including heart-monitoring tools in such a popular consumer product could prompt unnecessary anxiety and medical visits.

The company touted its heart-tracking feature as proof that the watch can help people proactively manage their health "The Apple Watch has become the intelligent guardian for your health," Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams, who oversees the development of the Apple Watch, said in the company's presentation of new Apple products this week.

[...] The FDA has cleared Apple's device as a Class II medical device, meaning that it is intended to diagnose or treat a medical condition and poses a minimal risk to use. (Other Class II devices include some powered wheelchairs and pregnancy kits, according to the FDA website.) In its letter to Apple clearing the feature, the FDA listed as a risk factor the potential for mistakenly flagging a problem, prompting unneeded treatment.

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12:21

12 Hard Truths That Will Really Change The Way You Look At Yourself "IndyWatch Feed World"

We all think of ourselves in different ways. Whether you have a positive outlook on yourself or a negative one, chances are you could use these truths.

In this life, we are all far harsher on ourselves than we are on others and it really shouldnt be that way. We make ourselves feel small when we are at our worst and hardly ever really build ourselves up the ways we do other people. Why is this?

Why is it that we can think of a long list of things we dont like about ourselves and yet not of the things we like? The way you view yourself matters and the more positive you are the more positive your life will be. Below I am going to go over some of the truths that you should make sure to remember in your life. These things will help you grow more so than you know.

12 Truths That Will Really Change The Way You View Yourself:

1. Sometimes you can see much more clearly from a distance.

Sometimes taking a step back makes a huge difference in the way you see things. If you are struggling taking a step back will make things better big time. Dont hesitate to give yourself a break.

2. It is never too late.

There is no such thing as too late. You can always chase your dreams and you can always achieve your goals. You just have to try hard enough.

3. Sometimes youre not going to feel alright and there is nothing wrong with that.

You are going to have good days and bad days. Not everything in life is wonderful. Sometimes there will be pain.

4. No matter where you are, you have come a long way from where you were.

You have come a long way even if youre not where you want to be just yet. Dont sell yourself short, because you have done so much in your life.

5. You are not defined by the things that have happened to you.

The things that have happened to you in your life do not define who you are. You are your own person. You do not have to get so stuck on the past.

6. You are more than your mistakes.

You are not the mistakes you have made. You are so much more than you think. Stop focusing on the negative.

7. The opinions others have of you do not matter.

The opinions other people have of you dont make up who you are. Their opinions should not matter to you. You know your truth.

8. The harder you search for happiness the more unhappy you will become.

True happiness comes from within; you cannot find it in another person. Searching for it is only going to make you feel worse in the long run....

12:20

Honest Work for Dishonest Pay "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Honest Work for Dishonest Pay Author MN Gordon  Acting-Man Misadventures and Mishaps Over the past decade, in the wake of the 2008-09 debt crisis, the impossible has happened.  The sickness of too much debt has been seemingly cured with massive dosages...

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12:20

Land conservation steps into limelight as key climate change fix "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The way land is used for food production and forestry accounts for about a quarter of planet-warming emissions.

12:15

The police owe us some answers on Thompson & Clark "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Back in March, the State Services Commission began an inquiry into government departments' use of Stasi-as-a-service firm Thompson & Clark. But there's one significant group which appears to have a deep and disturbing collaboration with TCIL which isn't covered by the inquiry: the Police:

There are calls for the inquiry into government agency links with controversial private investigation firm Thompson & Clark to be expanded to also take in the police, after a Stuff Circuit investigation exposed a long history of contact between police and the company.

"It's completely extraordinary that the police are not covered by the inquiry into Thompson & Clark," said Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman.

[...]

When police undertake surveillance there is oversight, from the judicial warrant system, for instance.

"Thompson & Clark don't go through any of those processes," says Norman. "They pay people who then turn up at groups and pretend to care about whatever the issue is and then if they're passing that information on to the New Zealand police without ever getting any proper judicial oversight of what the police are up to, that is very problematic."


The Stuff Circuit investigation makes a strong case that the police used Thompson & Clark to spy on animal rights activists, and has an admission from a police source that they shared a paid informant with them. And from reading the article, the police may also have lied on a search warrant application - a sworn statement to a judge - to hide the source of their intelligence. All of which is completely unacceptable. An investigation is necessary to uncover any police wrongdoing, as well as restore public confidence in the police. As for who should be tasked with getting to the bottom of it, it seems to fall within the ambit of the Independent Police Conduct Authority, and if it doesn't, then its covered by the Ombudsmen (the police being a specified organisation). But the IPCA would require someone to make a complaint, and may be reluctant to look at general matters of police policy - something the Ombudsman is generally far more willing to do. And I think people would be far more willing to trust the Ombudsman....

12:07

Our Planet Is Angry "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Storm of a lifetime is how the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C., described Hurricane Florence as it came lumbering across the Atlantic to hurl its ferocious winds and rain onto that coastal state. Pointing to the storms unusual path, one meteorologist said, Theres virtually no precedent for a hurricane moving southwest for some time along the Carolina coast. Florence is expected to slow down as it hits the coast, dumping a catastrophic amount of water over a small area instead of spreading rain far and wide. What that means for North Carolinas numerous hog farms, coal ash pits and nuclear reactors is anyones guess, but there is a high likelihood of an environmental disaster unfolding.

12:01

Dayenu Illustrated "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

As I contemplate making a Seder-Masochism Haggadah, I chose some stills to illustrate the Passover song Dayenu. Song does not reflect my own opinions, etc.

Out of Egypt

If He had brought us out from Egypt,

and not carried out judgements against them,

Dayenu, it would have been enough!

Pharaoh Moses Aharon Snake

If He had carried out judgements against them,

and not against their idols

Dayenu, it would have been enough!

Moses Ishtar1

If He had destroyed their idols,

and not killed their first-born

Dayenu, it would have been enough!

Death of Firstborn

If He had killed their first-born,

and had not given us their wealth

Dayenu, it would have been enough!

...

12:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Click on image for a high-res view Do you feel loved? Later on this week there are more maps reflecting a similar trend. Its about the raw human need for positive relationships and a sense of being regarded and loved. The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

Pennsylvania Boy Celebrates Birthday With Pizza Party For Local Police "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Times Online: Police cruisers from Hopewell Township, Aliquippa, state police and the Beaver County sheriffs office lined the parking lot of Foxs Pizza on Friday afternoon, but there was no emergency. It was Jeffrey McCartys ninth birthday and his second annual police pizza party he held to celebrate his appreciation of local law enforcement. []

12:00

The Profitable Cracks in the Lithium World "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Holy moly. All eyes in the small cap mining space will be reading the latest announcement from Kidman Resources Limited [ASX:KDR] today. This could set a new tone for the lithium market for the next six months.

Kidman went into a trading halt last week and shocked everyone. Thats because it may lose the right to develop its Mt Holland lithium project in Western Australia over an obscure issue.

This is a nervy wait if you happen to hold any shares. But anyone in any other lithium play will be on their knees, praying it happens. It would make supply even more tight than it is right now. Theres no sympathy in the market.

What gives, anyway? Mining tenements in Western Australia come with minimum spending obligations. A WA state ruling has now recommended refusing Kidmans request for an exemption from this.

Kidman shares sold down as it prepares to fight ruling

Who cares?

Well, these tenements could be under threat from other companies who claim them because of issues with their former owner. As I write this, the stock is down 13% in the first hour of trading.

Kidmans joint venture partner in Mt Holland is Chilean firm SQM. Management there have already issued a statement, saying this may delay the project.

The decision now lies with the WA Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Bill Johnston, who can grant the exemption from his office, regardless of the advice hes now received from his bureaucrats.

Odds are on the minister finding a way for the project to go ahead. Theres a lot of capital spending and jobs at risk here. To cut off a major project over this seems insane.

For example, an investment decision is due before 2019 on Kidmans proposed WA lithium hydroxide refinery. This is part of WAs Lithium Valley idea the state is now trying to push.

This kerfuffle does highlight a major issue when it comes to lithium in general. Thats the assumption that all projected mines and projects will come into being and on time, on budget and with no setbacks.

Thats a dangerous assumption. Already weve seen South American expansion plans be brought into question over water rights and now this.

There are a lot of lithium projects staked out in various forms all over the world. But permits, environmental clearance, financing and competent staff dont just appear from nowhere.

Now, we have the situation where battery especially lithium stocks have sold down hard since late last year, based mostly over fears of an oversupply developing. That means cheaper values.

But is it worth the risk scooping....

12:00

iCub is the Robot that is Equally Cute and Creepy "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

We shouldnt say iCub the humanoid robot from Italy is creepy. After all, human-like robots are in their infancy and an early computer or automobile would hardly be indicative of where those industries would take us. You can see the little guy in the video below.

The effort is open source and was part of an EU project that has been adopted by 20 labs around the world. The video just shows a guy in VR gear operating the robot, but the website has a lot of technical information if you want to know more.

The robot has 53 motors and has vision and audio sensors along with other sensors like accelerometers and gyroscopes. The robot is meant to be the size of a three and half year old child. We dont know why. There are many projects based on the hardware including Darwin which is trying to develop a robot that can assemble and disassemble complex objects and another project aimed at giving the robot linguistic skills.

We couldnt help but notice that the operators motions were not replicated by the robot. Instead, walking forward was more of a cue that the robot should also walk forward. We get why this is, but it is also fairly inefficient. We get the cool factor of you walk and your avatar walks, but if you have to take 20 steps to the avatars one childlike gait, you are going to wear out pretty quickly.

iCub shouldnt be too lonesome. Theres Poppy, of course. Although, he might be a little lonesome since Asimo retired.

11:57

Todays College Students Are Paying More For Less "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Despite the soaring costs of attending American colleges and universities, their students are receiving an education that falls far short of the one experienced by earlier generations. The sharp increase in costs is clear enough. Between 1978 and 2013, American college tuition rose by 1,120 percent, and became the major source of revenue for higher education. Traditionally, most public colleges and universities had no tuition or very low tuition. But, faced with severe cutbacks in government funding from conservative state legislatures, these public schools adopted a tuition system or dramatically raised tuition.

11:56

No. 969-B: 2017 Annual Real Median Household Income and Income Dispersion, August 2018 Labor Detail "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

(SGS Subscription required) Extreme Income Variance Signaled Record Levels of Financial Stress in 2017, Ultimately Foreshadowing Severe Economic and Stock-Market Turmoil Headline All-Time High in Real 2017 Household Income Was Nonsense Consistently Surveyed and Reported, Real Annual Median Household Income Has Yet to Recover Its High Levels of 1999 and 2000 Still, July 2018 Monthly Real Median Household Income Showed Its Fourth Consecutive Monthly Gain August Household-Survey Employed Dropped by 423,000 (-423,000), while the Headline August Payroll Gain of 201,000 Was 151,000, Net of Revisions August U.3 Unemployment Edged Lower to 3.85%, from 3.87% in July; Broader U.6 Unemployment Fell to 7.39% from 7.54%. On Top of U.6, ShadowStats-Alternate Unemployment Declined to 21.2% from 21.3% Sharply Intensifying Labor-Market Stresses Remained Consistent with Headline Unemployment Closer to a Record High than Just Off a Record Low

11:55

The LGBT Gulags of Tolerance | This Week in Stupid (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The LGBT Gulags of Tolerance | This Week in Stupid Video Sargon of Akkad MP Lucy Powell believes young people are being groomed in secret online echo chambers, the LGBT movement is pro-gulag, Jim Carrey is a socialist and...

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11:53

FBI Study: Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters in the U.S. 2000-2013 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In 2017 there were 30 separate active shootings in the United States, the largest number ever recorded by the FBI during a one-year period.1 With so many attacks occurring, it can become easy to believe that nothing can stop an active shooter determined to commit violence. The offender just snapped and Theres no way that anyone could have seen this coming are common reactions that can fuel a collective sense of a new normal, one punctuated by a sense of hopelessness and helplessness. Faced with so many tragedies, society routinely wrestles with a fundamental question: can anything be done to prevent attacks on our loved ones, our children, our schools, our churches, concerts, and communities?

There is cause for hope because there is something that can be done. In the weeks and months before an attack, many active shooters engage in behaviors that may signal impending violence. While some of these behaviors are intentionally concealed, others are observable and if recognized and reported may lead to a disruption prior to an attack. Unfortunately, well-meaning bystanders (often friends and family members of the active shooter) may struggle to appropriately categorize the observed behavior as malevolent. They may even resist taking action to report for fear of erroneously labeling a friend or family member as a potential killer. Once reported to law enforcement, those in authority may also struggle to decide how best to assess and intervene, particularly if no crime has yet been committed.

By articulating the concrete, observable pre-attack behaviors of many active shooters, the FBI hopes to make these warning signs more visible and easily identifiable. This information is intended to be used not only by law enforcement officials, mental health care practitioners, and threat assessment professionals, but also by parents, friends, teachers, employers and anyone who suspects that a person is moving towards violence.

Key Findings of the Phase II Study

1. The 63 active shooters examined in this study did not appear to be uniform in any way such that they could be readily identified prior to attacking based on demographics alone.

2. Active shooters take time to plan and prepare for the attack, with 77% of the subjects spending a week or longer planning their attack and 46% spending a week or longer actually preparing (procuring the means) for the attack.

3. A majority of active shooters obtained their firearms legally, with only very small percentages obtaining a firearm illegally.

4. The FBI could only verify that 25% of active shooters in the study had ever been diagnosed with a mental illness. Of those diagnosed, only three had been diagnosed with a psychotic disorder.

5. Active shooters were typically experiencing multiple s...

11:52

Are Media Coops The Business Model Of The Future? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As an early example of a publication prepared to share ownership with dedicated readers, New Internationalist serves as an experiment in a new models of financing media. Yet New Internationalist is not your typical magazine. It has an unusually engaged subscriber-base and a mission to draw attention to the unjust balance of power in both rich and poor nations. It also has a long history of experimenting with collective ownership. The monthly magazine first launched with financial help from Oxfam and Christian Aid, who wanted to encourage better understanding of the idea of international development. It nearly went bankrupt two years after the launch, in 1975, when postal charges almost doubled, but was rescued with funding from several charities and the Methodist church.

11:45

Honest Work for Dishonest Pay "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Former IMF chief economist and arch-Keynesian Olivier Blanchard a well-known fount of truly atrocious voodoo-economics ideas, one nuttier than the next. The books in the background of this picture are probably meant to indicate that hes been properly indoctrinated (they certainly havent made him any smarter). We have yet to come across a headline with his name in it that doesnt cause us to inwardly cringe. Where do they find these people? Well, this one they found in France, inter alia home to luminaries like Marxist economist Thomas Pikkety, a country in which government spending has reached a staggering 58% of GDP, which has become one of the poster children for economic stagnation. It is hard to believe that economists like Turgot, Bastiat or de Molinari also came from France.

 

 

 

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11:45

Who Conflates Zionism and Judaism? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Every Sabbath the good people of Ann Arbor protest against their local synagogue. They have been doing it for 15 years.

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11:44

During Gas Emergency, Mass. State Police Monitor Activist Groups "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On Thursday evening, the Massachusetts State Police took to social media to share the extent of the gas emergency spreading across the Merrimack Valley. But in so doing, they also shared the bookmarks bar at the top of the browser window with some surprising entries. The bookmarks raised more than a few eyebrows on Twitter, since they included the virtual meeting-places of several activist groups. Some activists felt it offered proof the police conduct unwarranted surveillance, particularly of organizations on the political left.

11:41

Mass brawl leads to stabbings in Luton, UK - several seriously injured "IndyWatch Feed World"

Several people have been taken to hospital with serious stab wounds after a mass brawl in a residential street in the southeastern UK town of Luton, Reuters reported Sunday. According to media reports, local police and emergency services had responded to the scene after receiving reports of an incident. "Some people have been taken to hospital after reports of stab wounds," local police official was quoted as saying by Reuters.

11:35

Adani on life support "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

I have a piece in The Guardian under the headline Adanis rail line cut shows project is on life support but still a threat to climate, starting with the observation

The recent announcement by Adani that it will halve the costs of its rail line to the proposed Carmichael coalmine by building a shorter, narrow-gauge line raises an obvious question: if such a massive cost-saving is feasible, why didnt Adani go that way in the first place?

I also address the broader question

If coal is doomed, why has the price recoverd

11:31

Thinking About Filing a Complaint Against a Federal Agency? Learn the Process. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Article shares insight on the need for federal employees and applicants to learn the fundamentals of filing an Equal Employment Opportunity complaint before taking action against a federal employer.

11:30

New Delhis Elusive Role in Washingtons Global Designs "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

New Delhis Elusive Role in Washingtons Global Designs Author: Martin Berger  Journal-NEO Its unlikely that anyone today may still have doubts about the fact that India in recent years has been playing a pivotal role in Washingtons strategic plans for the...

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11:30

Educating our children about sex "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Golriz Ghahraman is the Greens spokesperson for many things, Human Rights, Immigration, Customs, Disability, Global Affairs, Trade, Defence, Security and Intelligence, Corrections, Police, Overseas Development, Courts and Justice. Phew! Thats a long list. Recently, she has been tweeting about SexEd, (short for Sexual Education, not to be confused with sexed).  Im not sure which of [] The post Educating our children about sex appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:27

X-Files DVD & empty houses: VIDEOs from 'Ghost town' New Mexico Solar Observatory "IndyWatch Feed World"

While authorities and operators of a New Mexico Solar Observatory remain tight-lipped why the facility was shut down abruptly 11 days ago, enthusiasts have crossed police lines to film the area that turned into a Ghost town. The Sunspot Solar Observatory at Sacramento, New Mexico which promises to "unlock the mysteries of the Sun and its effects on Earth" has turned into a sort of terrestrial mystery after it was abruptly closed and evacuated at the request of FBI with a Blackhawk helicopter swooping over the area. And while speculations of what led to the events of September 6 were swirling, little was officially revealed to the public. The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), which operates the facility, has released a statement that investigation of criminal activity that occurred at Sacramento Peak is underway and that a suspect "posed a threat to the safety of local staff and residents" who were removed from the mountain. The abandoned facility attracted several enthusiasts who - 'armed' with cameras and drones - ignored the police tape and 'Do not enter' signs.

11:24

God Made Bananas, Fish, and Kids. "The Graduate" Made Plastic. So... "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

"The Graduate" made plastic gyres, not God? Mr. McGuire: I want to say one word to you. Just one word. Benjamin: Yes, sir. McGuire: Are you listening? Benjamin: Yes, I am. McGuire: PLASTICS. Benjamin: Exactly how do you mean? Mr. McGuire: There's a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it? The PLASTICS line is ranked #42 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations.

11:23

Daniel Andrews dangerous anti-association laws pass lower house "IndyWatch Feed World"

Daniel Andrews' dangerous anti-association laws pass lower house

 

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The Andrews Government has pushed divisive anti-association laws through the lower house of Parliament today.

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11:20

WikiLeaks associate's mysterious disappearance takes a new turn "IndyWatch Feed World"

Arjen Kamphuis' effects found in the sea but his phones were turned on 1,000 miles away Arjen Kamphuis, a leading Dutch cybersecurity expert, who went missing in the Arctic circle in August. Photograph: Dennis van Zuijlekom On 20 August, Arjen Kamphuis, a leading Dutch cybersecurity expert, checked out of his hotel in Bod, northern Norway. He had told friends that he planned to take the train to Trondheim, 10 hours away. He never boarded the train. Nor, two days later at the supposed end of his holiday, did he catch his return flight to Amsterdam. An intensive search by Norwegian police, and two Dutch investigators dispatched to help them has failed to locate him.

11:19

Antifa Website Shows How To Injure Police, Hold Up Banks, Sneak Across The Border, & More "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ever wonder how you can injure multiple police officers during a protest and get away with it without anyone ever knowing it was you? How bout elaborate schemes to deny banks service to their customers? How bout providing an assist to countless illegal aliens who want to sneak across the border?

Of course you havent, because most Gateway Pundit readers are sane and not prone to criminality.

But a website called Destructables provides far left protesters and other law breakers with step-by-step guides on exactly how to accomplish such.

Lets start with the guide on how too ensure that police officers get injured during protests. This apparently involves hollowing out a stick thats holding a protest sign, then filling it with ball bearings. When the riot cops start to move in, all a protester has to do is open up the bottom so hundreds of ball bearings fall out all over the street, and the police will slip and fall as they charge ahead.

The page on Destructables, complete with pictures and a step-by-step guide, reads:

This simple device can be used as a last line of defense when riot police attempt to charge a line of protestors. The Ball Bearing Poster can quickly and easily scatter a barrier of ball bearings on the street making it difficult for police to charge a crowd or a small targeted group. The bearings are concealed inside an aluminum rod which is surrounded by wood, creating the handle for your protest sign. Slowing down the advancing riot police can give the group a little more time to flee the area without getting arrested. The advantage of concealing the bearings inside a sign handle makes it easier to covertly fling the bearings in an even sweeping action. If getting arrested is unavoidable the sign can be dropped on the ground without raising any suspicions from the police a big advantage over carrying bearings in you pocket. Its becoming more and more common for peaceful demonstrations and protest to suddenly take a violent turn. It is often times the police that initiate violent clashes. Turning a peaceful protest violet allows...

11:15

Monday Meme "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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11:14

Are We the People Ready for Post Trump-Pence America? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Yes, the Trump-Pence administration is temporary, but are we ready to let go of madness and get ready for what's next?

11:11

AWFUL: Joe Biden on Trump Supporters: The Dregs Of Society (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Creepy uncle Joe is up to his old tricks. During a speech this weekend for the Human Rights Campaign of all things he referred to Trump supporters as the dregs of society. Thats a step below deplorables, isnt it?

The Daily Mail reported:

As Biden began his speech, a few people in the crowd yelled Run Joe! He replied: Thank you.

He also used his remarks to rally the crowd to demand more of our leaders.

What has become of us? he said. Our children are listening and our silence is complicit.

He also told the crowd of LBGT supporters that they have a fight ahead of them, point out its those against them who have a friend in the Trump.

Some of them are the dregs of society, Biden said. They, not you, have an ally in the White House.

Those who try to excuse this kind of prejudice in the name of culture, I say, Prejudice is prejudice and humanity is humanity it is a crime, Biden said, urging those to oppose Trump to stay engaged. Our work is not yet done by any stretch of the imagination. The stakes are much too high.

This is deadly earnest, we are in a fight for Americas soul, he said.

Both Bidens were met with tremendous applause and goodwill from the heavily Democratic crowd.

See the video below:

The GOP should make a note of this. Itll make a perfect campaign ad if Biden runs in 2020.

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11:10

Giving Resistance a Good Name "IndyWatch Feed War"

By David Swanson, September 16, 2018.

Its popular to refer to the political line of a major corporate party in the United States as something like the resistance when the other of the two parties is on the throne of what both parties have, over many decades, actively converted into an unconstitutional position of something wildly beyond old-fashioned royal powers. Around 2004 the Democratic Party line was to pretend to oppose wars. Around 2018 it wasnt. So the resistance of that partys followers included war opposition in 2004 but not in 2018. Its essence was and is not resistance at all, but obedience.

When it comes to the general habit of resisting unproven, unworthy, illegitimate, and unpopular authority, the stance promoted by U.S. culture is quite mixed, and virtually everyone in the U.S. government is opposed to resistance as a matter of principle or as a matter of cowardice. For every whistleblower, there are dozens, hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands of people who could have exposed the very same abuses and chose not to.

Bruce Levine believes that the anti-authoritarian personality type is beaten down and drugged out of people by U.S. culture, and that we suffer in the United States from excessive apathy and obedience because the activists we need have been diagnosed as ill, drugged into submission, conditioned by schooling, tamed by rewards, hounded out of academe and respectability, imprisoned, and chased out of the country or exiled. Add those factors to long working hours, lack of economic security and healthcare, student debt loads, tons of television viewing, obsessive consumerism, social isolation, bootstraps bullshit, and the mythology that holds that submissive loyalty to the U.S. flag equals a brave stance for liberty, and youve got a population primed to put up with more shit than probably any other on earth and, perhaps not coincidentally, the country producing the most violent destruction around the world and, by some measures and per capita by virtually every measure the most destruction of the earths environment.

Bruce Levine has written and spoken...

11:05

LIE AFTER LIE AFTER LIE EXPOSED Harley Schlanger (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

LIE AFTER LIE AFTER LIE EXPOSED Harley Schlanger Video SGTReport Our friend Harley Schlanger returns to SGT Report to discuss and expose the latest deep state lies and propaganda. Video Source

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11:04

All the President's Men - Redux~ "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The parallel between the slow leakage of corruption in the Nixon White House and the daily escalating dysfunction of the Trump administration is all the more notable as famed journalist Bob Woodward broke both Watergate and the current administration failures.

11:02

As outrage builds, focus turns to finding cause of fires that struck up to 80 Boston area buildings "IndyWatch Feed World"

With frustration mounting across the Merrimack Valley, Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency Friday and called in another utility to handle the response to the series of gas explosions and fires that killed one and displaced thousands a day earlier. Baker, facing growing outrage from the residents of Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, criticized how Columbia Gas, the utility that provided gas to the dozens of destroyed homes, had responded to the disaster and placed Eversource in charge. "We believe that will make a big difference with respect to the relationship between what gets told to us and to what actually happens on the ground, and the representations that are made to people in these three communities, so we can do everything we can to ensure their homes and communities are safe," Baker said at a press conference.

11:01

Ex-NHL Player Gets Death Threats After Posting Photos Of Bear Hunt "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Bizarre, he kills a bear and the moonbats call for his death. Via NY Post: A former professional hockey player has received death threats and abusive comments online after posting photos and boasting about a grizzly bear he hunted last week. Tim Brent, 34, shared multiples pictures of himself posing with the large bear in []

11:00

The buggered country "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

When Donald Horne wrote The Lucky Country, he didnt exactly mean it as a positive. What he meant was that Australia was lucky enough to be so endowed with resources and dynamic people that it was naturally resilient to the cluelessness of its leadership. Unfortunately, Australias luck could only run so far. Sooner or later, [] The post The buggered country appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:00

Brothers of the Shadows: A Perspective on the Weaponisation of the Word 'Conspiracy' "IndyWatch Feed World"

In his book Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace Gore Vidal suggests that the American public has been conditioned to respond to the word conspiracy with a smirk and a chuckle. 

Conspiracy, in other words, is for the nuts and the loners, and is not to be taken seriously. In this way, he argues, through the medias association of the concept of conspiracy with fringe or extreme elements, the real conspirators go unnoticed.

It is a vital point, and Vidal courageously chases and exposes genuine conspiracies by politicians, the FBI, lobbyists for the tobacco companies, and so on. But the flip-side of the conspiracy coin is the proliferation of fanciful and fantastic theories that now crisscross the globe in seconds with the help of electronic media.

The spread of the internet has democratised conspiracy theory. Millions of people now have the means to publish their own unique analysis of what is going on. A necessary consequence of this massive growth in personal digital publishing is that it is getting to be much more difficult to find the pearls among the rubbish.


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10:59

US War Strategists: Military Defeats and Political Success "IndyWatch Feed War"

The key to this apparent contradiction is to uncover how and why the destruction of Israeli adversaries prolonged costly US military invasions. The two outcomes are inter-related. The same US military strategists [...]

10:57

Amazon staff said to be taking bribes to leak data "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Amazon staff said to be taking bribes to leak data

Often the biggest problem is not the threat of external hackers, but rather internal staff to whom you have granted access to sensitive data and who might be tempted to exploit it for financial gain.

10:55

Ivorian wins 1st African Freestyle Football Championship "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Abdou Kader Kone of Cote dIvoire on Saturday emerged champion of Africas first ever Freestyle Football Championship concluded in Lagos at the weekend. Kone, 26, fends off a fierce challenge by Yousef Ayman Reiesco of Egypt to cart home the top prize which saw him clinch $,3,000 and a brand new salon car by GAC []

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10:55

Huge SA income boost of $288M if Newstart raised, says Deloitte "IndyWatch Feed National"

Monday, 17 September 2018

Report shows raising Newstart & Youth Allowance will boost jobs, state taxes

South Australias total disposable income would increase by $288 million if the Federal Government raised Newstart, Youth Allowance and related payments by $75 per week.  This is according to a report by Deloitte Access Economics, released today by The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), with support from SACOSS and the state and and territory councils of social service.

 

10:53

A Fourth Agent Orange Veteran, 100% Disabled, Reports Timehsare Fraud "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A fourth Agent-Orange veteran, two Purple Hearts, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, battles his timeshare company.

10:52

2019: Coalition pressurises Al-Mustapha to join presidential race "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A coalition of sociopolitical pressure groups under the umbrella of the Fishermen Association of Nigeria (FAN), has concluded plans to drag the former Chief Security Officer (CSO), to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (Rtd), into the next years presidential race. In a statement at the weekend signed by the []

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10:49

A Message From the Libyan Peoples Resistance "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

  Since 2011, NATO and the entire United Nations have failed all of the citizens of Libya. Libyans have lived in fear and were terrorized constantly by the various rebel militias. The militias were armed up by foreign interests. Now, it appears that a swell of enthusiasm and pride has developed and is spreading throughout []

10:49

30 Of The Worlds Most Dangerous Jobs "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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The world is a huge, vast place filled with almost 8 billion people living and working in it. And given the grandness of this planet, there are millions of job positions that need to be filled, including some of the hardest, scariest, and even the most lethal.

Take a look at 30 of the worlds deadliest jobs, and the reasons behind why they were put on this inconceivable list.

10:49

Adeyemi-Bero partners with Odizor to set up tennis academy "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

After the successful hosting of the 3rd edition of the annual Adeyemi-Bero Memorial Tennis Tournament from September 10 to15 in Lagos, the family of late Adeyemi-Bero said plans were on the way to set up a tennis academy in Lagos. The revelation was made by Dr. Adewunmi Adeyemi-Bero at the closing ceremony of the tournament []

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10:44

Dino sporting club targets Pro League spot "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The President of Dino Sporting Club of Abeokuta, Samuel Columbus, has declared emphatically that they are targeting playing in the Nigeria National Football League next season toward realizing their ambition of being a top professional Football League outfit very soon. Dino Sporting Club are set to complete their playing tour of Lagos Sunday with a []

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10:42

Why Is M-Theory the Leading Candidate for Theory of Everything? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Its not easy being a theory of everything. A TOE has the very tough job of fitting gravity into the quantum laws of nature in such a way that, on large scales, gravity looks like curves in the fabric of space-time, as Albert Einstein described in his general theory of relativity. Somehow, space-time curvature emerges as the collective effect of quantized units of gravitational energy particles known as gravitons. But naive attempts to calculate how gravitons interact result in nonsensical infinities, indicating the need for a deeper understanding of gravity.

String theory (or, more technically, M-theory) is often described as the leading candidate for the theory of everything in our universe. But theres no empirical evidence for it, or for any alternative ideas about how gravity might unify with the rest of the fundamental forces. Why, then, is string/M-theory given the edge over the others?

The theory famously posits that gravitons, as well as electrons, photons and everything else, are not point-particles but rather imperceptibly tiny ribbons of energy, or strings, that vibrate in different ways. Interest in string theory soared in the mid-1980s, when physicists realized that it gave mathematically consistent descriptions of quantized gravity. But the five known versions of string theory were all perturbative, meaning they broke down in some regimes. Theorists could calculate what happens when two graviton strings collide at high energies, but not when theres a confluence of gravitons extreme enough to form a black hole.

10:42

Glimpses of the Olympic Village in Nazi Germany Show Tragic History "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Photo source: https://cdn.britannica.com

One of historys most embarrassing moments was the Nazi reign. And during that time, the rest of the world continued to operate, however sad the circumstances may have been. In 1936, the Olympic events had to take place, and Hitler at that time, wanted to showcase National Socialism to the rest of the world. The games then were shrouded in myth and tragedy, but the leader of the third Reich wanted no expense spared.

What was once a venue for unity has now dilapidated, but who can blame the world for not wanting to look back to this moment in history?

10:41

50,000-Year-Old Mummified Remains of Wolf Pup and Caribou Found in Northern Canada "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Mummified ice age wolf pup and caribou found in northern Canada

The rare remains of an ice-age wolf pup and a caribou will offer insights about life in Canada's far north more than 50,000 years ago, scientists say. The creatures were discovered with intact hair, skin, and muscle tissue.

They were found in 2016 by miners near Dawson City in Yukon, and handed over to palaeontologists for research and analysis. They are among the oldest mummified mammal soft tissue in the world, palaeontologist Grant Zazula said.

The wolf pup is estimated to have been about eight weeks old when it died. "It's beautiful, the fur, it's got the cute little paws and tail and the curled upper lip showing its teeth. It's spectacular," Mr Zazula told the Canadian Press news agency on Thursday.

Also at CBC and The Guardian.


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10:40

Italys Interior Minister Begins Deporting Migrants: Deporting Them Isnt Racist, Its Merely Common Sense "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Italys Interior Minister Begins Deporting Migrants: Deporting Them Isnt Racist, Its Merely Common Sense by Robert Spencer Freedom Outpost The political and media elites expect, and indeed demand, that the countries of the West commit national suicide. Anything short...

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10:38

Greenpeace takes legal action against Australian nuclear waste transport to Cherbourg, France. "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Actu.fr 13th Sept 2018 Australian nuclear waste in Cherbourg: court hearing between Greenpeace and Orano postponed Greenpeac...

10:31

Ebonyi subscribes to Open Budget System "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

BudgIT, under its Open Budget Partnership project, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ebonyi State Government. In a statement, the civic organisation said that the event was to kick-start a partnership with the state to improve its level of transparency and accountability. It noted that the success of the OpenKaduna initiative, which started []

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10:30

Auckland oilers: Anyone keen to meet up? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

As you may have noticed, there have been a few gatherings of Whaleoil readers around the country recently. Dunedin had a Saturday mid-morning coffee catch-up, Bay of Plenty had a Tuesday after work event at the beautiful Mt Maunganui, and of course, Wellington has its regular last Wednesday of the month gathering, where we slum [] The post Auckland oilers: Anyone keen to meet up? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:30

Brexit Fun "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Steve Bright The Sun 16092018

Brighty on Theresa May in Salzburg having a chance to try to persuade other EU leaders to bite on her plan for Britains future relationship with the bloc

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10:30

Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/09/17 Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

2018/09/17 00:30:01Welcome to the Moveable Feast Cafe. The Moveable Feast is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

10:29

iPhone XS, XS Max and XR cameras: what you need to know The Loop

Apple continues to up the camera phone game with these improvements and additions to the hardware and software on these latest models.

Read this on The Loop

10:20

E-cigarettes: Curse of Our Youth "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Health Editors Note: This is not the first article placed here about electronic cigarettes but this one striclty targets use by teens. E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product for the middle and high school age groups. In a 2016 survey, the CDC gave three major reasons for this use.  First, a friend or []

10:20

Zionist-Phalangist Slaughter Of 3,500 Palestinians And Lebanese Shia At Sabra & Shatilah 36 Years Ago Invokes The Memory of Ashoura "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Jonathan Azaziah

Sabra and Shatilah Day. Very few sections of the calendar are associated with such sadness and savagery.

First though, a momentary flashback. When the Jewish terrorists who would found the artificial Israeli regime began Plan D, i.e. the ethnic cleansing of Palestine aka the Nakba, there were a series of massacres they perpetrated that defied the parameters of humanity and reminded the world that Satan walks the Earth in human form. For Palestine itself, there was Deir Yassin, executed by the Stern and Irgun gangs, as well Dueima, carried out by the Haganah, in which upwards of 100 Palestinians were slaughtered, including children who were beaten dead with sticks and mothers and fathers who were pushed into their homes, locked in and dynamited.

For Lebanon, theres Salha, where bloodthirsty Jewish colonizers marched 105 Lebanese men, women and children into the villages small masjid and didnt stop shooting until everyone was dead, along with Houla, where Jews burned 85 Lebanese civilians alive and ethnically cleansed nearly 11,000 Lebanese from their lands. In modern times, we think of the barbarity displayed in Jenin during the Second Intifada as well as Operation Cast Lead in 2008-2009 and Operation Mighty Cliff in the summer of 2014.

Yet nothing in the history of the usurping Zionist entity compares to the slaughter at aforementioned Sabra and Shatila which began on this day 36 years ago and ended on September 18th. The fanatical and hateful Phalangists, armed to the teeth, financed, trained and logistically supported by Israel, monstrously and sadistically slaughtered around 3,500 Palestinians and Lebanese Shia for 72 hours, engaging in the kind of debauched killing that youd think only existed in horror movies. Pregnant women with their babies cut out of their stomachs. Men were sliced with knives from their genitals to their throats. Children had their skulls cracked wide open. Corpses were mutilated.

And Israel was in the thick of it, not merely overseeing it but directly participating with IOF commandos embedded in the ranks of their proxies and IOF gunnery operators shelling any soul who somehow got away from the butchery. They encircled and sealed off the camps so the carnage didnt stop. Sharon (Scheinermann), Begin (Biegun) and Shamir (Yezernitsky), the architects of the mass murder, never paid for their crimes in this life. Thankfully though, theyre all now roasting ruthlessly in Saqar while the victims of Sabra and Shatilah are with their Lord (SWT), His Holy Prophet (S.A.W.W.) and His Martyrs (R.A.) in peace.

Think about the atrocities and depravities...

10:20

According to a Breakup Expert, This Is the One Thing You Should Avoid After Cutting Ties "IndyWatch Feed World"

Whether you saw it coming a mile away, your relationship slowly falling apart, or you find yourself completely blindsided, a breakup can be an incredibly difficult and emotional experience. While there is no secret to make a breakup completely pain-free, experts warn that there is one thing you should always avoid!

When you first fell head over heels in love you hoped that this day would never come. No one starts a relationship with the intention of someday having their heart broken. However, with an estimated 3 million first dates happening each and every day around the world, its inevitable that some of them just arent going to work out. When it comes to an end you have two choices, you can either allow this moment to define you and tear you down, or you can stand up, brush yourself off and get back to living your life.

I agree its easier than it sounds! Its not going to happen overnight. While the end of a relationship is certainly different from the death of a loved one, you are still losing something that held importance in your life. For this reason, you need to allow yourself to go through the grieving process. You may shed some tears and thats okay! Allow yourself to cry it out if thats what you need. You may also find yourself feeling extreme anger and thats also okay. Whatever youre feeling, dont try to sweep it away. The only way to let these feelings go is by working through them.

Ella Huerta, CEO, and founder of the heartbreak recovery app Mend warns, however, that there is one common mistake that you should avoid at all costs. What is this common error? Far too many people, she warns, respond to this heartbreak by telling themselves that no one will ever love them again.

As hard as it is, remind yourself of this: I am still lovable. It may even help to write that on a post-it note and put it somewhere visible, said Huerta. We are often so fast to blame ourselves and become critical of everything we did or didnt do in a relationship, in an effort to make sense of the breakup. But what you really need after a breakup is self-compassion. You were doing the best you could.

Its about a change in mindset. If you were to hand out chocolate chip cookies to everyone up and down your block, some may take them happily while others may turn up their nose. Just because one neighbor doesnt like chocolate chip, it doesnt make them any less delicious and valuable. In the same way, just because your...

10:15

The King of the Morgan Dollar Series to Sell at GreatCollections Auction "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The King of the Morgan Dollar Series to Sell at GreatCollections Auction By CoinWeek CoinWeek Staff Reports.. A rare 1895 Morgan dollar graded PR64 by PCGS is one of the highlights this week at GreatCollections Certifed Coin Auctions. With less than four...

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10:13

UNBELIEVABLE DEVASTATION! Worlds Strongest Storm Typhoon Mangkhut BLASTS HONG KONG AND CHINA At Least 59 Dead (Videos)! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

MANGKHUT TYPHOON BLASTS HONG KONG AND CHINA!

These videos are UNBELIEVABLE!

The worlds largest population center takes Direct Hit!

BUILDINGS ARE SHAKING!

CRANES ARE FALLING!

Per the Wall Street Journal

Typhoon Mangkhut, the worlds most powerful storm this year, skidded into mainland China on Sunday after cla...

10:10

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 781 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Linux Mint 3 Debian Edition (LMDE 3)News: Arch developers answer questions, a tutorial for getting around keyring password prompts, MX makes installing Flatpaks easier, next Mageia release to have fewer download optionsQuestions and answers: File systems for solid state drives (SSDs)Released last....

10:08

"A Look to the Heavens" "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

From Sagittarius to Carina, the Milky Way Galaxy shines in this dark night sky above planet Earth's lush island paradise of Mangaia. Familiar to denizens of the southern hemisphere, the gorgeous skyscape includes the bulging galactic center at the upper left and bright stars Alpha and Beta Centauri just right of center. About 10 kilometers wide, volcanic Mangaia is the southernmost of the Cook Islands. Geologists estimate that at 18 million years old it is the oldest island in the Pacific Ocean.
 Click image for larger size.
Of course, the Milky Way is somewhat older, with the galaxy's oldest stars estimated to be over 13 billion years old. (Editor's note: This image holds the distinction of being selected as winner in the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition in the Earth and Space category.)

10:03

Gabby Giffords Gun Control Group Targeting Pro-2A Districts With Statue Of Child Cowering Under School Desk "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The left always says theyre not coming for anyones gun rights, yet their behavior always suggests otherwise. Gabby Giffords gun control group is specifically targeting congressional districts with strong support for gun rights in an effort to flip them and theyre doing it in a disgusting way.

Townhall reports:

Giffords Group Aims To Flip 10 Pro-Gun Congressional Districts With Statues Depicting Gun Violence

The Giffords gun control group has made it their mission to flip 10 pro-gun Congressional districts across the nation. The group wants to replace legislators who have long prioritized the gun lobbys agenda over taking action to reduce gun violence and protect public safety with those who are committed to protecting kids from gun violence.

The group plans to display a 3-D printed child hiding under a desk, which represents active shooter drills that take place on school grounds.

The top of the desk has an etching that says, 22 kids are shot every day in America.

According to former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, too many children know the trauma of gun violence, which is what launched this statue campaign.

See the tweets below:

These people are sick.

(Image:Source)

The post...

10:02

Interim i.e Stranded, nuclear wastes meet opposition in USA "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The country doesnt need parking lot dumps for interim storage,

We as communities want it out of here. We want it to be in safe place where its never moved again. We think its lunacy to move it twice.

Waste Control Specialists has been lobbying federal officials to establish an interim high-level waste repository

...

10:02

The Poet: Linda Pastan"The Almanac of Last Things" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The Almanac of Last Things"

"From the almanac of last things
I choose the spider lily
for the grace of its brief
blossom, though I myself
fear brevity,
but I choose The Song of Songs
because the flesh
of those pomegranates
has survived
all the frost of dogma.

I choose January with its chill
lessons of patience and despair- and
August, too sun-struck for lessons.
I choose a thimbleful of red wine
to make my heart race,
then another to help me
sleep. From the almanac
of last things I choose you,
as I have done before.
And I choose evening
because the light clinging
to the window
is at its most reflective
just as it is ready
to go out."

- Linda Pastan,
"Carnival Evening: New and Selected Poems 1968-1998"

10:02

It Might Happen At All Once, All Sides Scrambling (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

It Might Happen At All Once, All Sides Scrambling Video X22 Report Central bankers are making the case now that the American people have equity in their homes that they should take out another loan on their home. Mnuchin...

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10:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: Napier airport NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a window with preferably part of the window in the shot. They do not have to be exotic locations. They can be the view from your kitchen window or bedroom window or lounge room window or car window on [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

Rural roundup "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

2018-19 lamb and beef exports forecast to both break $3 billion for the second time:

As the 2018-19 meat export season begins, Beef + Lamb New Zealands (B+LNZ) New Season Outlook 2018-19 report forecasts beef, lamb, and mutton prices to remain firm at historically high levels, helped by an expected weakening New Zealand dollar and strong export demand.

We forecast slight increases in farm-gate prices for lamb and mutton in 2018-19, as prices are expected to remain relatively steady in New Zealands main export markets and benefit from an expected easing of the New Zealand dollar, says B+LNZ Chief Economist Andrew Burtt. . .

NZ sheep & beef farm profits forecast to slip as expenses rise  Tina Morrison:

(BusinessDesk) New Zealand sheep and beef farm profits are expected to decline in the coming year as higher spending outweighs a lift in revenue from the products they sell.

The average farm is expected to earn a pre-tax profit of $129,700 in the June 2019 year, down 2.8 percent from a pre-tax profit of $133,500 in the 2017/18 year, according to industry group Beef+Lamb New Zealand. . .

China is the key market for New Zealand sheep meat Keith Woodford:

Some weeks back I wrote how the New Zealand sheep industry is in a sweet spot, with record prices. I also wrote that China is now easily our largest sheep meat market by volume. Here I share the story of some of the things that have been happening in that market, and how demand for New Zealand sheep meats has potential to further increase.

The starting point is to recognise that Chinas own sheep industry is much bigger than New Zealands.  Whereas New Zealand has about 27 million sheep, China has about 150 million. However, most of these are farmed on arid lands in the west and far north of China, often at high altitude. Much of the product is consumed by the local people and does not reach the big cities. . .

Dry in south but wet up north Annette Scott:

A mild, dry winter and a good start to spring has set Canterbury farmers up well but theres concern of a bi...

10:00

Classic Comedy: Ronnie Corbett in Sorry S03 E03 Bottom of the Class "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Wikipedia

Sorry! is a BBC television sitcom, that aired on BBC1 from 1981 to 1982 and from 1985 to 1988. Starring Ronnie Corbett, created and written by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent for the BBC, both of whom had previously written for The Two Ronnies, of whom Corbett was one half.

Sorry! is based around Timothy Lumsden who, 41 years old in the first three series (his age increased to 42 and then 48 in subsequent series Corbett was actually 50-57 during the series run), is a librarian who still lives at home with his domineering mother Phyllis and henpecked father Sidney. Although quite shy around women, Timothy longs to find love and leave home, but Phyllis is always against the idea, and constantly manipulates her son into staying at home. One of the running gags of the series is Sidney frequently shouting Language, Timothy! when he feels Timothy has said something inappropriate (though most times nobody would typically find the words even close to offensive). Timothy usually responds Sorry father, but sometimes snaps Shut up, father! to which Sidney always replies Fair enough.

The writers used this to clever effect in one episode when Timothy is boasting about his acadmeic achievements; I got two passes in English, Literature and the other one, at which point Sidney walks past and says Language, Timothy.

In contrast, Timothys friend Frank and sister Muriel urge Timothy to stand up to his mother once and for all. Muriel had successfully left home, and married Kevin, and as a result is viewed with distrust by her mother.

10:00

Cruz Thanks PETA For Helping His Campaign After Group Offers BBQ Tofu At Campaign Event "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Fake meat in support of the fake Latino candidate, Beto. Via The Hill: GOP Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) jokingly thanked People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for helping his campaign after the animal rights group urged Cruz supporters to try barbecued tofu. Video shared by vegan activists on Facebook shows members of PETA []

10:00

Former FBI attorney Lisa Page admits the agency could NOT prove collusion between Trump and Russia before the appointment of Mueller as special counsel in bombshell testimony "IndyWatch Feed World"

Former FBI attorney Lisa Page admits the agency could NOT prove collusion between Trump and Russia before the appointment of Mueller as special counsel in bombshell testimony --Page made the startling claim in a closed-door hearing with lawmakers --President Trump and his Republican allies are likely to use this revelation to boost their argument the president is a victim of a witch hunt | 16 Sept 2018 | Former FBI attorney Lisa Page, in a bombshell revelation, says the agency could not prove collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's presidential campaign before Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed. Page told a closed-door joint session of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees in mid-July that investigators could not make the charge, according to a transcript of her deposition reviewed by Fox News. 'I think this represents that even as far as May 2017, we still couldn't answer the question,' Page said. In May 2017, Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as special counsel overseeing an ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

10:00

A Primary Against Trump In 2020? I Have A Better Idea "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Even some of the elite Republicans who actually liked Trump have started to rethink themselves... some, not lots. But Republican voters? Brain-dead or brainwashed or both. And they love him. So Bill Kristof is wasting his time and his donors' money to build an anti-Trump war-machine-- Defending Democracy Together-- to take him on in the 2020 primaries. Kristof says he's in discussions with 2 conservative senators, Ben Sasse (NE) and Jeff Flake (AZ) and with Ohio Governor John Kasich and if none of them bite he'll go to governors Charlie Baker (MA) or Larry Hogan (MD).

"We are thinking of and doing preliminary work to prepare for a primary run against Trump," Kristol said in an interview on Thursday. "People aren't going to say they will run against Trump unless they have the infrastructure but I've been trying to persuade people that it may not be that difficult."

If DDT is serious about ousting Trump, they should run someone in the general where they could possibly peel off some votes in enough states to throw the election to Bernie. Who would vote for Sasse, Flake or Kasich. Republicans who don't like Trump and a small number of bitter Hillary dead-enders who hate Bernie. The DDT candidate wouldn't win any states but could do Trump some harm around the edges in a few states if Trump continues getting worse as he's done since his first day in the White House.
Sasse, Flake and Kasich have shown interest, according to Kristol, but they've also echoed what they've said publicly which is that they are focused on serving their constituency and helping Republicans maintain their majorities in Congress throughout the congressional midterm elections.

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10:00

HPR2641: Liverpool Makefest 2018 - interview with Rachel from the MicroBit Foundation "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In this episode I talk to Rachel Lancaster from the Micro:Bit foundation. http://microbit.org/ https://lpoolmakefest.org/

09:59

WATCH: Alex Jones LOSES IT Over Social Media Ban, Goes On Most Insane Rant Yet Addicting Info | The Knowledge You Crave

Alex Jones of Info Wars is a professional troll. There are a lot of internet trolls out there; this is nothing new. However, Jones is an especially dangerous brand of trollish conspiracy theorist. He is the man behind the theory that the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre were child actors who were never victims of anything. Their parents have been repeatedly harassed since the most tragic day of their lives in 2012. Since then, Jones has engaged in wildly abusive behavior online, with little to no consequences. However, all of that recently changed.

One by one, major social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, iTunes, and others have banned Jones from their platforms for violating their policies against harassment, abuse, and hate speech. The only holdout was Twitter, but he went too far even for them recently, when he ranted at CNN reporter and streamed it live. Jones also went on and on about Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, during a heated political time regarding hearings on Capitol Hill about supposed anti-conservative bias on the internet, and on social media platforms in particular.

Upon Jones permanent Twitter ban, the Twitter Safety account sent out the following tweet, explaining the decision to finally get Jones and his fellow trolls over at InfoWars off their platform:

Well, it seems that taking away his platform has turned Alex Jones into an even more batshit crazy excuse for a human being than he already was. He recently went on a wild public rant, in which he ran around flapping his arms and ranting about Democrats, liberals, trolls, and free speech. He even imitated a supposed liberal troll who is allegedly depriving him of his right to speak on social media.

What Alex Jones does not seem to understand, though is this: Twitter, Facebook, and the like are private...

09:57

Daily Inspiration --- For day-to-day "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

For day to day, a lucid logic serves-- Analysis of fact be my best guide. But when there's more at stake, I've been misled, And destiny was quick to vanquish pride. It's thus I've learned to doubt my brain's own nerves, And trust my body rather than my head.

09:50

Nunes reacts to Strzok-Page media leak strategy texts (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Nunes reacts to Strzok-Page media leak strategy texts Video Fox News Texts show former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page talking about media leaks; Rep. Devin Nunes reacts on Sunday Morning Futures. Video Source

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09:50

WHO'S SMILING NOW ? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"



Those with a few brain cells still functioning and an ability to see beyond the clear intoxicating effect that has the Socialists (albeit the ones further to the left anyway) in power, will recall the denigration piled onto John Key in a mindless epithet "Smile and Wave".

Watching the propaganda arm of the current occupiers of the Government benches attempting to move a wheel barrow of bovine excrement from the back of the cow bail onto the national stage in a pathetic attempt at " we are one" without the singing, thank all the deities, was I the only one who noticed all the CoL players were making forced efforts to continually smile and wave while the rest of the carefully managed side show presented, not surprisingly, absolutely nothing news worthy.

I suppose while they were doing that wasted effort they were not actually destroying any of the remaining productive sector who must be wondering what is coming down the line next.

09:49

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet: On Talking" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"On Talking"

"You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts;
And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips,
And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered.
For thought is a bird of space,
that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.

There are those among you who seek the talkative through fear of being alone.
The silence of aloneness reveals to their eyes their naked selves and they would escape.
And there are those who talk, and without knowledge or forethought
reveal a truth which they themselves do not understand.
And there are those who have the truth within them, but they tell it not in words.
In the bosom of such as these the spirit dwells in rhythmic silence.
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09:46

Watch CRTVs Eric Bolling Get Blown Away By Trumps 9/11 Comments "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Watch CRTVs Eric Bolling Get Blown Away By Trumps 9/11 Comments

Many questioned official narrative of the terrorist attack in 2001, including Trump himself.

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The post...

09:45

PERTH Morley: police charge man over alleged pork armed robbery "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Morley: police charge man over alleged pork armed robbery .

September 17, 2018 at 08:41AM .

A 42-year-old Morley man has been charged after he allegedly used an axe in an armed robbery on Saturday morning. Police allege the man lit a fire

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.communitynews.com.au/eastern-reporter/news/morley-police-charge-man-alleged-pork-armed-robbery&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGrJ5SlDQ9Iw_jaCigCyjpKlElFqg

https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/23688280 .

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09:42

Chet Raymo, The (Unattainable) Thing Itself "IndyWatch Feed World"

The (Unattainable) Thing Itself
by Chet Raymo

Clear water in a brilliant bowl,
Pink and white carnations. The light
In the room more like a snowy air,
Reflecting snow. A newly-fallen snow
At the end of winter when afternoons return.
Pink and white carnations- one desires
So much more than that. The day itself
Is simplified: a bowl of white, 
...

09:41

Paulo Coelho, Dreams and Obsessions "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dreams and Obsessions
by Paulo Coelho

Your theory about every person could reach everything in life is really optimistic. But if the person tried once and was despaired and disappointed what is he going to do? - Antoine Rigal, Lyon, France

There is sometimes a bit of confusion in regards to a passage in my book "The Alchemist": When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. Some people sometimes want things that in the end wont truly help them. Life is strange: the happier people can be, the unhappier they are. I have some friends that think they exist because they have problems to solve. Without problems they are nobody. The Universe is merely an echo of our desires, regardless of whether they are constructive or destructive ones.

One has to also keep in mind the difference between a dream and an obsession. I mention personal legend in "The Alchemist", and I wrote a book about obsession, "The Zahir". When you follow your personal legend, you walk your path and learn from it. The objective doesnt blind you to the road that takes you there. On the other hand obsession is what prevents you from admiring the teachings of life. Its like trying to get to your objective without passing through the challenges.

I realized that despite the fear and the bruises of life, one has to keep on fighting for ones dream. As Borges said in his writings there is no other virtue than being brave. And one has to u...

09:39

"I Tried My Best..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"We are one knot in a great web of being, building out of the vast past and (with luck) continuing billions of years into the future, until the sun dies, the last of its energy reaches Earth, and our local light goes out. The most appropriate response to the world is to realize, with awe, the ferocious mystery of being alive in it. And act accordingly. The worst thing anyone should be able to say about their life is also the greatest thing anyone can say: 'I tried my best."
- Carl Safina

09:35

Super Typhoon Mangkhut To Strike Two China Nuke Plants flying cuttlefish picayune "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Two nuclear power plants are in the track of deadly Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which is projected hit mainland China as early as Sunday.

via Super Typhoon Mangkhut To Strike Two China Nuke Plants flying cuttlefish picayune

09:34

Hurricane hit Wilmington, NC also home to nuke fuel processing plant as well as nuke power plants flying cuttlefish picayune "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

located in Wilmington, NC Global Nuclear Fuel Americas is powered by three giants: GE Energy, Toshiba, and Hitachi. As part of the Global Nuclear Fuel joint venture formed in 2001, it combines the design, manufacturing, and marketing operations of its parent companies to manufacture light-water nuclear reactor fuel. It serves customers in Europe, Mexico, Taiwan, and the US. Global Nuclear Fuel Americas operates a plant in Wilmington, North Carolina. The company works with affiliate Global Nuclear Fuel Japan, and they both work with GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy, which designs nuclear reactors.

via Hurricane hit Wilmington, NC also home to nuke fuel processing plant as well as nuke power plants flying cuttlefish picayune

09:33

FLAKE OUT: Arizona #NeverTrump Senator Jeff Flake Opposes Vote on Kavanaugh Until Leftist Accuser Has Her Say "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

FLAKE OUT ARIZONA SENATOR OPPOSES VOTE ON KAVANAUGH

Anti-Trump Senator Jeff Flake, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in an interview Sunday evening that until he learns more about the sexual assault allegation regarding Brett Kavanaugh, he is not comfortable voting yes on Kavanaugh.

Its Flakes last chance to poke President Trump and the country in the eye before he rides retires and likely finds a job in the liberal media.

Via Mike Cernovich:

As Cristina wrote earlier Kavanaughs accuser is a far left anti-Trump activist.

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09:30

Two very lucky Cops: But it couldve been very different "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Last Wednesday, two of our Police Officers were lucky to make it home. I hope they both buy lotto tickets this week and are just as lucky when the numbers roll out. Newsie.co.nz reports, Police are horrified after a loaded sawn-off shotgun was aimed at two Auckland officers last night and the trigger pulled twice. [] The post Two very lucky Cops: But it couldve been very different appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:25

Confessions of a Buy Gold Promoter, 2008 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Confessions of a Buy Gold Promoter, 2008 by Adrian Ash Bullion Vault Why did people buy gold amid the Lehmans crash? I HEARD your advert on the radio. I want to buy some gold, recalls Adrian Ash at BullionVault....

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09:17

The Great Gas Game: Vesti Presents a New Documentary Film About Pipelines and Power "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

    Russia and the West are facing the worst crisis since the Cold War. According to US Special Envoy Amos Hochstein, Washingtons goal is to reduce Russias gas market

09:16

Changing acceptance of nuclear to DEMAND for nuclear- Australian propagandist Ben Heard to join new global spin? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Australian pro nuclear propagandist Ben Heard has moved from chief of the fake environmental group Bright New World, to engineering consultancy firm Frazer-Nash.  We wondered why?  Well, here are some clues.
  World Nuclear News 14th Sept 2018 Consultants Frazer-Nash, in collaboration with Rolls-Royce, the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), EDF Energy, Jacobsen Analytics, Lancaster University, University of Bristol and University of York are set to deliver a nuclear safety and security research contract. Frazer-Nash said yesterday that, working on behalf of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the GBP3.6 million (USD4.7 million), two-year project, aims to deliver a step change in the UKs capability as the country moves toward an era of new nuclear build and new technologies.
http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-companies-to-deliver-safety-and-security-resear
Nuclear lobby aims to change public view from acceptance of nuclear power to demand for nuclear power Mikhail Chudakov , deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) told delegates at the World Nuclear Association Symposium 2018 held in London last week,  said the industry needs to change public acceptance of nuclear power to public demand .  WNN 1...

09:15

Australias ignorant new Energy Minister Angus Taylor attacks renewable energy "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Taylor launches extraordinary and ill-informed attack against wind and solar, REneweconomy, Giles Parkinson
 New energy minister Angus Taylor has launched a new and extraordinary attack against wind and solar, saying they cause de-industrialisation and claiming that Labors 45 per cent emissions reduction target would send a wrecking ball through the Australian economy.

The comments came in an interview on Sky News on Sunday night, and little more than a week after Taylor told radio stock jock Alan Jones that there was already too much wind and solar in the grid.

On Sunday, he went even further: Asked by Skys Chris Kenny what he thought of Labor leader Bill Shortens comment that Labor was still thinking about adopting some aspects of the National Energy Guarantee, now dumped by the Coalition government, Taylor trotted out all the usual diatribe about...

09:12

Rick Mark: Its the Best Time to Be in Gold and Silver! "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Rick Mark: Its the Best Time to Be in Gold and Silver! by Rory The Daily Coin Rick Mark, President and CEO, Harvest Gold discusses the current state of the gold and silver market. We also get into the...

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09:11

Severe Flood Warnings For North Carolina Several Towns Completely Cut-off, Wilmington and Jacksonville Surrounded by Floodwater. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Several communities and towns within North Carolina have been completely cut-off by rising flood waters as a result of Hurricane Florence and the unprecedented amount of rain.  The cities of Wilmington and Jacksonville, NC, are surrounded by flooding. Pay attention Continue reading

09:11

50+ Years of Debauchery Has Lead The World To "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

50+ Years of Debauchery Has Lead The World To by Rory The Daily Coin As you read this please keep in mind what former CIA Director, William Casey said about truth, information and the American peoples understanding of current...

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09:11

Columbus link to Boston gas explosions "IndyWatch Feed World"

Columbus link to Boston gas explosions | 16 Sept 2018 | The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) chairman believes that to find the cause of several explosions in three towns north of Boston, they'll need to examine Columbia Gas here in Columbus, Ohio. Columbia Gas of Massachusetts owns the gas lines involved in Friday's Massachusetts blasts. Here in Columbus, Columbia Gas monitors the Massachusetts gas system... The NTSB believes a controller in Columbus was alerted about the situation before it happened. "We know there was a pressure increase indicated at the pipeline controller's console in Columbus, Ohio," said NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt.

09:10

The Fastest All Black Ever "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Late on Saturday afternoon I was catching up with some random sports coverage in The Herald when I found an article where someone suggested Reiko Ioane was the fastest All Black ever. They compared him with a few relatively recent All Blacks going back to about the turn of the century and over the last day and a half I have been thinking about a few further back than that who may well have been faster. For example Peter Henderson (1950) an absolute flyer, Bruce McPhail (1959) who at age 47 ran 11.7 for the hundred yards so he must have been quick as a young fellow, Rod Heeps (early 1960's) 3 national 100yards titles and clocked at 9.8 plus record try scorer for the All Blacks with 8 in one match in Australia in 1962 and Tony Steel (mid 1960's) selected as a Commonwealth Games (probably Jamaica 1966) sprinter but turned it down for the All Black jersey. I also thought of Terry Wright from the mid to late 80's but on a quick look could not find much info on his athletic abilities and Ron Jarden but his athletic prowess was mainly in the 400yards. Can anyone think of others?

09:07

Something strange is happening to the weather: Video "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Its no big secret that weather patterns have changed drastically over the past three decades after weather modification and chemtrailing operations became prominent throughout our skies starting in the late-1990s.

And if you think weather modification is a conspiracy, think again, its not. In fact, Intellihub founder Shepard Ambellass documentary film Shade the Motion Picture proves the sinister reality of chemtrailing programs and other experimental projects in which American citizens are used as human test subjects under a relatively unknown public law.

Thats right, all of us are being sprayed with chemicals like cockroaches by are very own government and no one is admitting it or doing anything about it not even President Donald Trump.

Watch Shade the Motion Picture on YouTube for free

Please comment below and share.

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09:06

TRUMP FIRES WARNING SHOT AT DEEP STATE: Devin Nunes to Release Depositions from 70 Witnesses Before Election (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Rep. Devin Nunes: We believe those depositions need to be published before the November election: I think full transparency is in order here.

House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday morning to discuss the ongoing investigation into the Obama administration interference in the 2016 elections.

Rep. Devin Nunes: Maria, the American people are now beginning to see, the walls are beginning to close in on the corrupt officials from the Department of Justice and the FBI. Many of them have been fired. Many of them are on leave. Many of them have been demoted. But you are slowly starting to see this collapse in on them even though the mainstream media is not covering this because they seem so focused on drinking the Russian Kool-aid So, we believe that the depositions we took, from about 70 people, those need to be published and they need to be published before the election, published I mean, they need to be put out for the American people to review, so they can see all the work that we did, and they need to see all the people we interviewed and those answers to those questions. I think full transparency is in order here. So I expect to make those available from our committee to the American public in the next few weeks.

Maria Bartiromo: So let me just go back here. This is breaking news right now. You are going to declassify your depositions of 70 individuals related to Trump Russia collusion narrative.

Devin Nunes: Just for the sake of full transparency because theyre is so much out there information or disinformation on this Russia fiasco that we need this information out before the election.

President Donald Trump retweeted this.

09:02

Judge Tosses $23 Million Suit Against Berkeley Over Yiannopoulos Protest "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Berkeley PD monitored the situation. Via SF Chronicle: A federal judge has dismissed nearly all the claims made in a $23 million lawsuit filed by a woman who was pepper-sprayed last year at UC Berkeley during a protest against right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. Oakland resident Kiara Robles filed the August 2017 suit against six individuals []

09:00

The Most Successful Coin Roll Hunt? Amazing Silver Finds! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Most Successful Coin Roll Hunt? Amazing Silver Finds! Video Salivate Metals Video Source

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09:00

Satirical image of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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09:00

DW: Medical Marijuana "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A useful look at a topic being considered by many governments

09:00

Hackaday Links: September 16, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Apple released a phone, the most phone in the history of phones. Its incredible.

There are four machines that are the cornerstone of electronic music. The TR-808, the TR-909, the TB-303, and the SH-101 are the machines that created techno, house, and every other genre of electronic music. This week at KnobCon Behringer, the brand famous for cheap mixers, other audio paraphernalia of questionable quality, and a clone of the Minimoog, teased their clone of the 909. Unlike the Roland reissue, this is a full-sized 909, much like Behringers clone of the 808. Price is said to be under $400, and the best guess on the release is, sometime in the next year

Speaking of synths, [jan] has created a ton of electronic musical instruments based around single chips. Theres one that fits inside a MIDI plug, and another that also adds a keyboard. Now he has an educational kit on IndieGoGo. Its surprisingly cheap at $19.

Europe,...

08:59

Adanis Carmichael coal project massively downsized, but still a climate threat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Adanis rail line cut shows project is on life support but still a threat to climate, Guardian 

The short answer is this is the latest in a string of changes that have massively downsized both the Carmichael project and the bigger plans to develop the Galilee Basin. The longer answer is that, despite optimistic talk about a long-term future for coal, the writing is on the wall. The only way to make money out of coal is to do so quickly, before the present gradual decline turns into a collapse.

The original Adani proposal, put forward in 2010, was for a mine producing 60m tonnes of coal a year. The coal would be transported along a completely...

08:53

US War Strategists: Military Defeats and Political Success "IndyWatch Feed War"

By James Petras Unz Review September 15, 2018 Introduction In a previous article (US: The Century of Lost Wars) I recorded the repeated US military defeats over the past two decades. In this discussion I will describe the role of military strategists who bear responsibility for the US defeats, but also for Israeli []

08:51

Adani mine site to remain under native title until finance confirmed, Minister says "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

ABC News, By Josh Robertson 15 Sept 18 Traditional owners of Adanis proposed mine site will keep their native title rights unless the Indian corporation can prove it has finance in place for the multi-billion-dollar project, the Queensland Government says.

Key points:

  • Mines Minister Anthony Lynham said Adani must prove financing before native title is extinguished
  • The ALP voted to acknowledge the dispute with traditional owners at a recent state conference
  • The Government has been urged to rule out title extinguishment while court appeals are underway

It follows pressure within the Labor Party for the State Government to hold off sealing Adanis takeover of the Carmichael mine site, which would permanently wipe out a native title claim by the Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) people.

Last month, the Federal Court upheld Adanis ILUA, but mine opponents in the W&J who unsuccessfully argued it was a sham agreement filed an appeal on Wednesday

W&J spokesman Adrian Burragubba has previously declared they would take their fight to the High Court.

The ABC asked Mr Lynham if the Government would insist on Adani reaching financial certainty before it extinguished native title rights on the mine site.

In a statement, the Minister repeated the wording of the Labor conference resolution.

The Government has maintained that Adani needs to prove they can reach financial close [certainty] before we finalise processes for this project, he said...

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08:49

Traditional Owners announce Adani court appeal "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Call on Qld Government to never extinguish their native title

Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners opposing Adanis Carmichael Mine have this week served notice of a Federal Court full bench appeal. (See ABC today: Adani mine site to remain under native title until finance confirmed, Minister says). The Traditional Owners strongly reject last months decision of a single Judge of the Federal Court and will seek to have the decision reversed and the Adani Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) thrown out.

Mr Adrian Burragubba, a Traditional Owner of W&J country, and W&J Council spokesperson says: We will not abide a ruling that says its legal to have our ancient laws and culture, and our enduring rights in our lands and waters, merely voted away by a group of people who do not have the traditional authority to surrender our native title.

In a new development, the Queensland Government has confirmed that it will only act to take W&J native title for the Adani project when it has the financial capacity to complete it. This follows a resolution of the Queensland ALP state conference in early September 2018.

Mr Adrian Burragubba says, We are not conceding our rights under our laws and customs to this court decision. We are resolute in putting a stop to the pretense that the Adani ILUA amounts to the consent of the Traditional Owners of Wangan and Jagalingou country to the extinguishment of our native title.

Whilever we have this court case running in the higher courts, whether it takes many months or years, Adani has not achieved conclusive registration of its ILUA. The Government should refuse to act on it, and banks should refuse to finance the project.

Adani engineered this pretence, the Government chose not to side with us, and their lawyers and the Native Title services bureaucrats provided the paperwork for an act of betrayal. Nothing changes those facts for us. They refused to accept our original decisions and interfered in our business, he said.

Ms Linda Bobongie, Chairperson of the W&J Council says: The State ALP has gone some way in passing a resolution calling for financial cl...

08:42

Expect the Trump mob to descend on Kavanaugh accuser "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Older people may remember how Anita Hill was vilified and her name dragged through the mud when she came forward with allegations of odious behavior by then US Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. He was finally confirmed after he cowed craven Democrats, including then judiciary chair Joe Biden, by alleging racism when it was nothing of the sort. And that was before the days of the internet. Now new allegations have emerged about even worse behavior, this time an attempted rape of a 15-year old, by current nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (The full interview can be read here but may have a paywall restriction.)

According to the Post, Ford described how Kavanaugh and a friend both stumbling drunk corralled her into a bedroom at a house in Montgomery county, Maryland.

The Post reported: While his friend watched, she said, Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it. When she tried to scream, she said, he put his hand over her mouth.

According to her account, she escaped when Kavanaughs Georgetown Preparatory School friend, Mark Judge, jumped on top of them, sending all three tumbling. She said she ran, briefly locked herself in a bathroom and then fled the house.

The report adds that Ford told no one of the incident in any detail until 2012, when she was in therapy with her husband. The Post said it reviewed the therapists notes, provided by Ford. The notes do not mention Kavanaughs name but say she reported that she was attacked by students from an elitist boys school who became highly respected and high-ranking members of society in Washington.

After initially seeking anonymity, the accusers name has now been revealed to be Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor in California, and you can expect Trumps band of fervent supporters, never known for their restraint and with a take no prisoners attitude, to unleash hell on her because the Republicans are determined to have Kavanaugh on the bench before the November elections.

08:41

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Ethiopia, Eritrea Sign Agreement in Saudi Arabia
September 16, 2018 1:52 PM
VOA News

In this photograph released by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, Saudi King Salman, center, receives Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, left, and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, right, in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia on Sept. 16, 2018.

Eritrea and Ethiopia signed an agreement at a summit in Saudi Arabia Sunday, further bolstering relations between the two countries which had been at war for twenty years.

The details of Sunday's specific agreement, signed in the presence of Saudi Arabia's King Salman and U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, were not immediately made clear.

"The Jeddah Peace Agreement signed today before the CTHM is a historic milestone for the peoples of Ethiopia and Eritrea and will contribute to strengthening security and stability in the region at large," Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said in a Tweet.

Relations between the Horn of Africa neighbors have improved since Prime Minister Abiy announced in June that Addis Ababa would finally honor a U.N.-brokered deal signed in 2000 to end a two-year border war that killed an estimated 70,000 people. The war was followed by nearly two decades of cold war, proxy conflicts and, at times, open hostilities.

The announcement led to a historic peace deal signed last month by Abiy and Afwerki that formally ended one of Africas longest, most intractable conflicts.

Eritrea, a former province of Ethiopia, broke away from its much larger neighbor in 1993.

08:39

FLASHBACK: US may be collecting Chinese genes for bioweapons: Military report "IndyWatch Feed World"

American scientists may be collecting the genes of ethnic Chinese people for the purpose of developing genetically engineered bioweapons, reports China National Defence, a military newspaper sponsored by the PLA Daily of the People's Liberation Army. Earlier this year, Japanese media revealed that the United States government had tested crop-killing bioweapons in Okinawa as well as on Taiwanese and American soil during the 1960s and early 1970s. Despite the multilateral Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention that came into effect in 1975, many countries such as the US and Israel continue to operate bioweapon programs, the China National Defence report said. The newspaper claims the US military is developing a genetic weapon through a secret R&D project, with alleged participants claiming that the genes of Chinese, European Caucasians and Arabs are all part of the research. A large number of non-military organizations are also said to be participating in the US gene battle project in the hope of developing drugs and food that will mutate the genetic structure of certain people groups, the paper added.

08:38

Apples Welcome to the Big Screens YouTube videos The Loop

Apple has posted two videos (I dont know if these are full fledged TV ads) on their Yotube site showing off the new bigger iPhones.

08:37

Scott Morrisons lump of coal not enough: he needs a fairy tale on climate change "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Scott Morrison needs a plan to cut emissions but all he has is a fairytale

Finkel did conduct that review at the behest of Malcolm Turnbull and the states when the objective was to fix the problems that have cascaded through the energy market since Tony Abbott opposed Labors carbon price to win an election.

The chief scientist proposed a clean energy target as the fix. Abbott and the deep feelings brigade inside the Coalition didnt like it. It wouldnt fly, so Turnbull and the energy minister, Josh Frydenberg, retreated a...

08:37

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Ethiopia PM Condemns Cowardly Violence, Vows Appropriate Response
Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban
Africa News

Ethiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has described as cowardly recent attacks in the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa.

Despite being outside of the country, Abiys chief of staff tweeted a strong condemnation of the killings and acts of violence against innocent citizens.

These cowardly attacks represent a grave concern to the unity & solidarity of our people & will be met with appropriate response, the tweet added.

The PM is in Saudi Arabia where he attended a summit with the Eritrean leader Isaias Afwerki, both leaders signed a peace agreement in the presence of the Saudi king and the United Nations Secretary-General.

Reports by the Addis Standard said the army had been deployed as at Sunday September 16 to deal with the situation which is said to have birthed a fresh humanitarian crisis. Already, Ethiopia is having a huge crisis with over a million people internally displaced by insecurity.

Thousands of people are said to be fleeing to the capital Addis Ababa given that the violence is said to have occured largely in the outskirts particularly in Burayu in the Oromia region. Deputy mayor of the capital has confirmed that displacements and says plans are afoot to give necessary support.

The Reporter news outlet confirmed ethnic undertones to the incidents reporting that the attacks by organized mobs, which began since Thursday, have primarily targeted ethnic Gamos, Wolayitas, Guraghes & Siltes.

There are no known official casualty figures even though a journalist, Dawid Endeshaw of the Ethiopia reporter says 15 bodies had so far been recovered.

08:35

Chinese Growth Spurt "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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08:32

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Brutal 'Ethnic' Attacks on Outskirts of Ethiopia Capital Addis Ababa
Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban
Africa News

There are reports of increasing insecurity in the town of Burayu in the Oromia regional state located on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

The Addis Standard portal said on Sunday that the attacks which had been ongoing for some days now included deadly armed attacks, rape and burning of structures which situation has led people to flee the area.

Some reports say it had ethnic undertones. Addis Abba deputy mayor is said to have confirmed the incident adding that the city administration had set up a committee to organize support for the displaced.

It is the latest round of violence to hit the country in the midst of democratic reforms being undertaken by the Abiy Ahmed administration.

Prime Minister Abiy is on record to have tasked the security agencies to do all it takes to get a grip on the insecurity and to defend the rule of law.

08:32

I Grew This 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Yesterday was another memorable one in the Tooting Foodival annals.  Full reports with myriad pictures will be posted on our blogas in the coming days but firstly thank you to our fabulous growers who donated home grown fruit and vegetables.  Without you the event is not possible. We give you I Grew This 2018!

08:31

LibDems and the Creative Industries "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Nik PowellThe LibDem Creative Network held an excellent event on the fringes of the Brighton autumn party conference last night, in an upstairs room at the Bar Broadway in Kemptown. There were two great speeches by producer Nik Powell, former Director of the National Film and Television School, and drummer Bob Henrit, who used to play with The Kinks. They both underlined what a disaster Brexit will be for the sector if it means a return to the bad old days of intrusive customs searches, carnets for instruments and other red tape. The creative industries contribute well over 70billion each year to the UK economy and the sector is growing faster than most others. But all that could be brought to a shuddering stop, before g