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Adelaide families now have the opportunity buy fresh food directly from producers from all over SA at the Adelaide Showground Farmers Market. The 20,000 strong crowd that turned up for the farmers market which formed the centrepiece of the 'Go Organic Festival' in September in 2005 encouraged the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society (RAHS) to back the foundation of a permanent farmers market by a not-for-profit community organisation. The market opened on October 1st 2006 with a massive crowd of 10,000 shoppers and runs each Sunday (apart from the weeks of the Royal Show) from 9am-1pm.
In the tradition of farmers markets, it is a food market at which both food producers and consumers can get a fair price for food produced in SA and support regional and sustainable land use. The market guarantees that you buy direct from the producer and is known for its strict adherence to the ethics of farmers markets which now number in their thousands worldwide as families seek to avoid overstored food from major retailers who pass on meagre prices to farmers. In Australia, the farmers market movement is represented by the Australian Farmers Market Association and SA's peak body, the SA Farmers Market Association, will soon be launched.
The Adelaide Showground location is superb, with a major bike trail, the Glenelg tram line, a major rail line, numerous bus routes all converging to make it one of the most accessible sites in Adelaide. Parking is also easy and cheap.
120 producers offer their extraordinarily diverse products (everything from oysters to almonds and bread to boysenberries!). It is accessed from the car parks at the Leader Street (southern) end of the Showgrounds.
Becoming a member brings with it 10% discount on all purchases as well as a right to vote in the management of the market. Details and memberships are available at www.adelaidefarmersmarket.com.au.
The Food Forest is a foundation stallholder at the market and presents a wide range of foods, always including its signature specialty - organically certified pistachio nuts. We are there on alternate weeks (we run short courses on the other weekends).
Typhoon "Lan" is now a Super Typhoon heading toward Japan. Landfall is expected just southwest of Tokyo late Sunday (UTC), October 22 or early Monday, October 23, as a Category 2 or 3 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Very...... Read more
A moderately strong solar flare measuring M1.1 at its peak erupted at 23:28 UTC on October 20, 2017 from the vicinity of old Region 2682, numbered 2673 two rotations ago. Radio signatures suggested and coronagraph imagery confirmed, a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was...... Read more
Aus der beliebten Kategorie "Gut, dass das kein Terrorist war", heute: Ukrainische Oligarchentochter rast mit ihrem Luxusauto sechs Menschen tot.
Erinnert ihr euch an Sellafield? Das ist der Ort der Windscale Piles, dem Anfang des britischen Atomprogramms. Die ganze Geschichte von Sellafield und dem Atomprogramm ist ein einziges Desaster von geradezu biblischen Ausmaen und jedes Jahr wird es schlimmer.
Und jetzt das:
Bomb disposal experts were called to the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant after a routine audit of chemicals stored on the site.ABER NATRLICH besteht da Explosionsgefahr! Was soll da auch sonst bestehen?
Microsoft sucht nach Bugs in Chrome. Die Forschung und der Writeup da, wenn ich schtzen msste, hat die wahrscheinlich hher fnfstellig bis sechsstellig gekostet. Ja nach dem, wie viele Leute da beteiligt waren, das kann man da leider nicht so rauslesen.
Ich bin ja ein Freund davon, wenn Firmen Bugs in Software finden, und nicht blo Bug Bounties ausschreiben und hoffen, dass ihnen die Bugs schon von auen gemeldet werden. Das ist eine Unsitte, weil es das Bugfinden zu einer Finanztransaktion macht und einen Markt schafft, in dem Geheimdienste einfach mehr zahlen knnen und dann kriegen die halt die Bugs und nicht der Hersteller.
Aber ich muss mich an der Stelle wundern, wenn die so tolle Mechanismen haben da (und der Hauptzweck des Artikels ist offensichtlich das Protzen, was sie fr tolle Mglichkeiten haben), wieso verwenden sie sie dann nicht, um ihren eigenen Gammelbrowser besser zu machen?
Lasst euch von dem ganzen Mitigation-Gelaber nicht blenden. Das ist sowas wie eine Bankrotterklrung. "Wir versuchen gar nicht mehr, alle Bugs zu finden. Wir machen Mitigations rein". Das ist wie "Wir mssen unsere Dienste nicht absichern, wir haben ja eine Firewall".
Auerdem: Habt ihr euch mal gefragt, wieso die so viele Mitigations haben? Wieso hat der Less Privileged App Container nicht gereicht? Weil jede Mitigation umgehbar ist. Manchmal dauert das ein bisschen, manchmal geht es flott. Alles, was das tut, ist die wohlmeinenden Forscher behindern. Die Geheimdienste nehmen dann halt mehr Geld in die Hand.
Wenn ich Mitigation hre, dann denke ich mir immer: Je mehr Geld in Mitigations flieen, desto weniger Geld ist offensichtlich in das Finden und Schlieen von Bugs geflossen. Das ist aus meiner Sicht ein Antipattern.
Im brigen mchte ich noch kurz darauf hinweisen, dass der Bugtracker von Chrome offen ist, da knnen wir alle reingucken, und uns davon berzeugen, wie schlimm der Zustand des Produktes ist. Das traut sich Microsoft bei ihrem Browser nicht (aber es gibt immerhin bei Chakra auch einen externen Bugtracker). Warum wohl?
Ein cheap shot, diese Aktion. Wirft kein gutes Licht auf Microsoft.
Texas City Tells People No Hurricane Harvey Aid Unless They Promise Not to Boycott Israel
American Civil Liberties Union
The city of Dickinson, Texas, is requiring applicants for Hurricane Harvey rebuilding funds to certify in writing that they will not take part in a boycott of Israel. The American Civil Liberties Union criticized the citys condition as a violation of free speech rights.
The First Amendment protects Americans right to boycott, and the government cannot condition hurricane relief or any other public benefit on a commitment to refrain from protected political expression, said ACLU of Texas Legal Director Andre Segura. Dickinsons requirement is an egregious violation of the First Amendment, reminiscent of McCarthy-era loyalty oaths requiring Americans to disavow membership in the Communist party and other forms of subversive activity.
The citys website says that it is accepting applications from individuals and businesses for grants from money donated for hurricane relief. The application says that by signing it, the Applicant verifies that the Applicant:
(1) does not boycott Israel; and
(2) will not boycott Israel during the term of this Agreement.
The city appears to be enforcing a recently passed Texas law that requires all state contractors to certify that they are not participating in boycotts of Israel. While the ACLU does not take a position on boycotts of foreign countries, the organization has long supported the right to participate in political boycotts and has voiced opposition to laws and bills that infringe on the right to boycott.
The Supreme Court ruled decades ago that political boycotts are protected by the First Amendment, and other decisions have established that the government may not require individuals to sign a certification regarding their political expression in order to obtain employment, contracts, or other benefits.
On October 11, the ACLU filed a federal lawsuit challenging a Kansas law on behalf of a high school math teacher who is being required by the state to sign to certify that she wont boycott Israel if she wants to take part in a teacher training program.
In July, the ACLU sent a letter to members of Congress opposing a bill that would make it a felony to support certain boycotts of companies doing business in Israel and its settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. As a result, Senate sponsors of the bill are considering changes.
The original source of this article is American Civil Liberties
Copyright American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union, 2017
Good morning, Im still reporting on: Gen Kelly - What Happens When a Soldier Dies, 1849 Synopsis: Yesterday, General John F. Kelly, took to the podium in the long thin White House press room and gently lambasted the assembled White House press corps for their coverage of a certain opportunistic, showboat congresswoman who outrageously criticized President Trump for telling the wife of a Green Beret who had just been killed in Niger. Ive had the extreme honor to known several Green Berets and other Special Operations folks one of whom Im related to - and I can tell you that these are not normal people. These are the most highly-trained human beings on the planet. They speak multiple languages. They keep their bodies in tip-top condition and at this high, high level, they know what they signed up for. They know that they are the very tip of the spear of freedom. These people live lives of self-sacrifice and selfless service to this nation and thats why when one of them falls in battle, this nation stops and comes to attention. They dont have to be where they were. They have skills that that they could cash in on in the American economy at any time, but they know they are on the leading edge and once you taste that leading edge, you just never want to leave. Ive been there, and thats why I do what I do now at an age when most people are happy to retire and just watch sporting events. To my friends and relatives still self-sacrificially living on that leading edge right now today I salute you, and you can be sure that as long as I have breath in me, I will do everything in my power to support and defend what you do. General Kelly lost a son in Afghanistan. I cant imagine the crushing loss of such a superbly-trained individual in whom you have put everything a parent can throw into a child all the hopes and dreams and love. Even a tough General like Kelly, almost breaks down twice recounting his loss. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. https://www.watersmacker.com - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial.........
AFP | German police guard a security perimeter near Rosenheimer Square in Munich, on October 21, 2017
The perpetrator of the attack is still on the run, the local police said on their Twitter account, where they also called on residents to stay inside.
It added no life threatening injuries were suffered by the victims.
Local police described the perpetrator of the attack as a man in his forties, wearing grey pants and a running jacket, who fled on a black bicycle. He was also carrying a backpack and a camping bed roll.
We are searching for the perpetrator of the attack with all available police Munich police said on their Twitter account, adding that for the moment the possible motives for the attack remained unknown.
In July 2016, a German-Iranian teenager who police say was obsessed with mass murderers, shot dead nine people at a Munich shopping mall before turning the gun on himself.
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MANILA, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has warned that he may bring the police back to the frontlines of his deadly war on drugs.
Duterte made the comments late Friday, October 21, following his announcement more than a week earlier to withdraw the police from his anti-drug war after they were accused of rights abuses in killing thousands of people while following his orders to eradicate illegal drugs.
He replaced them with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), which has about 2,000 officers compared with the 165,000-strong police force.
Duterte has repeatedly insisted he has not ordered or incited police to murder drug addicts or suspects, while at other times he has said he would be happy to slaughter them or have tens of thousands killed.
On Friday, Duterte said he was already considering bringing the police back to run the drug war.
Okay, let us see, 6 months from now. If things get worse again, I will say to these apes: Go back to this job. You solve this problem of ours,' he said, referring to the police.
Barely a week after Malacaang released the Presidents memo removing the PNP from the helm of the anti-drug campaign, top cop Director General Ronald dela Rosa said he would ask Duterte to reverse his decision if there would be a spike in drug-related crimes. (READ:...
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Paul Brunton, born this day in 1898, was one of the twentieth century's greatest explorers of, and writers on, the spiritual traditions of the East. He travelled widely throughout India and met gurus and teachers who enriched his life immeasurably. By translating for us, in his own vivid language, the wisdom he learned from from these holy men, he is widely credited with having introduced yoga and meditation to the West.
Parents of a mentally ill man who was beaten, tasered, and suffocated to death by police are finally getting closure in their battle to seek justice.
OSHAWA, ON - AUGUST 2 - (l-r) David Butt, lawyer for Christian Theriault, Christian Theriault, Const. Michael Theriault and his lawyer Michael Lacy. OSHAWA, ON - AUGUST 2 - Const. Michael Theriault (right) and his brother, Christian Theriault leave Durham Region Courthouse in Oshawa, following and appearance in relation to the beating of Dafonte Miller on August 2, 2017.They are charged with public mischief in addition to aggravated assault and assault with a weapon in connection with the Dec. 28 beating of Dafonte Miller in Whitby. (Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
Egypts Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis terror group
CAIRO (Reuters) At least 52 Egyptian police and conscripts were killed and six more wounded in a gun battle on Friday during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in the western desert, three security sources said.
Sources had said late on Friday at least 30 police were killed. Egypt is battling an Islamist insurgency concentrated in the Sinai peninsula from two main groups, including an Islamic State affiliate, that has killed hundreds of security forces since 2013.
The interior ministry released a statement on the operation on Friday but has so far not given any details on casualties. At least 23 police officers were killed and the other victims were conscripts, the sources said.
Security sources on Friday said authorities were following a lead to a militant camp in the desert where eight suspected members of Hasm Movement were believed to be hiding. The group has claimed attacks around Cairo targeting judges and police.
A convoy of four SUVs and one interior ministry vehicle was ambushed from higher ground by militants firing rocket-propelled grenades and detonating explosive devices, one senior security source said.
Militants are mostly fighting in remote northern Sinai where the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group pledged allegiance to Islamic State in 2014. Attacks mostly hit police and armed forces, but militants have also targeted Egypts Christians and tourists.
Reporting by Ahmed Tolba; writing by Patrick Markey/Jeremy Gaunt
Regarding the law of attraction, there are a lot of different angles out there, but few of these mainstream New Age ideas work.
In order to attract or manifest what we want in this life, I think a very good strategy is: Knowing what we really need in order to manifest it.
Some people say we dont get what we want, we get what we need. Along this line of thinking they avoid a very clear principle: We are the creators of this experience.
What you want, you have to design; you have to tell the Universe, or the Universe cant manifest it for you. I very much subscribe to the idea that the Universe will provide, but importantlyWith No Action there will be No Reaction, since everything is based on the exchange of energy.
If you are not clear about what you need (at the present moment, a lot of people arent because they are too locked into confusion without putting things in motion), the Universe will go: Ahh, you like to be confused, miserable, lazy, and it will support that energy for you.
If the state is instead, I am on the move and I have a clear vision of where Im heading and what I need, the Universe will enforce that. Thinking this way, you will dodge the clich of expecting the Universe to provide everything for you while you just wait.
The strategy is to move forward in line with the blueprint of what you want to manifest by focusing on the bigger picture, and leaving the details to the Universe.
So in times of quiet and distress when you feel a holding pattern, it might be a good idea to prepare for times ahead by taking the steering wheel and starting the engine.
On October 21, the Syrain Arab Army (SAA) and its allies retook the city of al-Qaryatayn from ISIS in central Syria. Government troops entered the city after a series of firefights with ISIS cells.
However, a lack of major clashes inside the city indicates that ISIS mobile groups had likely withdrawn from the city before the start of the storm. They still pose a significant threat to the SAA-held villages and towns in central Syria.
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SOUTH FRONT The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and ISIS are still fighting for the city of al-Qaryatayn in the province of Homs. On October 18, the SAA retook the railway station north of it. On October 17, ISIS claimed that 20 SAA members were killed in clashes in the citys vicinity. According to local sources, 
NIAMEY (Reuters) Gunmen mounted on pick-up trucks and motorcycles killed 12 gendarmes and wounded several in an attack on their base in western Niger, near the Mali border, on Saturday, two security sources said.
The village is a few dozen kilometres from where militants killed four U.S. soldiers in an ambush on Oct. 4 that has thrown a spotlight on the U.S. counter-terrorism mission in Niger, which straddles a large expanse of the Sahara.
The gunmen crossed over the border from Mali and drove up to the village of Ayorou, about 40 km (25 miles) inside, before springing their attack, the security sources said.
They were heavily armed. They had rocket launchers and machine guns. They came in four vehicles each with about seven fighters, said a security source on the scene.
One of the attackers was killed in an exchange of fire, he added. A spokesman for Nigers military said he could not confirm any details of the attack.
Several Islamist militant groups and well-armed ethnic militia are known to operate in the area near the border with Mali, and there have been at least 46 attacks recorded there since early least year.
However, security officials suspect a relatively new militant group called Islamic State in the Greater Sahara to have been behind many of them, including the ambush on the joint U.S.-Niger patrol.
Reporting by Boureima Balima; Additional reporting by David Lewis in Nairobi, Cheick Amadou Diouara in Bamako and Tim Cocks in Dakar; Writing by Tim Cocks, Editing by Angus MacSwan
Privacy of medical results obtained in a clinical setting are protected in the US by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). But what about non-clinical medical data gathered by phone apps and wearables such as a FitBit? Not so much. According to a new report, Rice expert: Be concerned about how apps collect, share health data your personal health data may be at risk:
As of 2016 there were more than 165,000 health and wellness apps available though the Apple App Store alone. According to Rice University medical media expert Kirsten Ostherr, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates only a fraction of those. Americans should be concerned about how these apps collect, save and share their personal health data, she said.
On Oct. 26 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will host a gathering of national experts to discuss "Data Privacy in the Digital Age." Ostherr, who is a professor of English and director of Rice's Medical Futures Lab, has been doing research on health and medical media for over 20 years, from "old" media like celluloid films used for medical education to "new" media like smartphone apps. She will present "Trust and Privacy in the Ecosystems of User-Generated Health and Medical Data" during a panel discussion.
[...] She said apps that make medical or therapeutic claims are considered a medical device and must go through the FDA procedures for approval and regulation. For some companies, that process is worth the time and effort, because their product could become covered by insurance.
But the vast majority of apps provide "helpful hints" in response to user-entered data, such as ideas for alleviating symptoms of a migraine.
[...] "If your app carefully sidesteps claiming any kind of medical intervention, then it's a health and wellness app and not a medical device and it is not regulated," Ostherr said.
Regardless of whether an app is regulated, Ostherr said, they are all "capturing tons of personal data, some of which would be classified as personal health information if it were subject to oversight by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act."
In an exclusive interview with Sputnik, Retired Major Ed Dames, one of a handful of Army personnel to receive training in remote viewing, and who would go on to coordinate and run remote viewing teams, revealed that the technology was not only real, but that it was successfully used in operations against the USs Soviet adversaries, as well as other actors.
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Were told that even the United States has expressed its concern for Kurdish claims of independence from Iraq.
Perhaps its not in the US interest at present to take an overt position in support of Kurdish autonomy, not publicly anyway, not least of all because Washington is still trying to delicately manage a number of key strategic partners in the region namely Iraq and Turkey.
Thus far, the sole regional power which has thrown its support
behind the Kurdish session movement is Israel. But why?
There are a number of reasons for Israel embedding itself into the
Kurdish issue. One reason is that the concept of carving out tribal
homelands is central to its Israels own claims of legitimacy, and
may help to bolster Israels own spurious claims to its
political-religious Zionist justification for the creation of its
own exclusive ethno-religious nation state.
That said, the ultimate object here from Israeli perspective would be to incite tension in Iranian-Kurdish areas near the Iraqi border, with the aim of possibly drawing Iran into some form of regional conflict with its neighbors which would allow Israel, the United States (and Saudi Arabia too) an opportunity to incite a war against Iran something Washington and Tel Aviv have been openly advocating for for over a decade now.
More on the latest move by Tel Aviv
Israeli presence is being marketed in Kurdistan (Image Source: Mint Press News)
Adam Garrie of The Duran writes
Israeli regime officials have been scrambling in attempts to rally global support for further Kurdish nationalistic agitations against Iraqi and its allies. Earlier this week, Iraq re-established federal control over northern regions which had been illegally been occupied by the Kurdish regime of Masoud Barzani, in the aftermath of the ISIS exodus from cities like Kirkuk.
Iraqs position is one of clarity: Baghdad seeks to, and largely has re-asserted its full legal control over areas in northern Iraq outside of the constitutionally defined Kurdish autonomous region. Iraq has further told Kurdish officials that Baghdad will impose control over strategic facilities within the Kurdish autonomous region if the Barzani regime continues its agitations of secession. Iraq simply seeks a return to the constitutional status qu...
We need a new generation of economics educators, communicators and commentators
Economics is having an image crisis. Its all around us, and yet few of us are able to relate to the subject, let alone feel the agency to transform it. At a time where our dominant economic models are failing us, individuals arent equipped to effectively participate in discussion of the subject - exasperating an already non-functioning democracy. The subject urgently needs to be transformed from a barrier to a bridge for people to engage in critical, grounded and informed political debate. For most people, economics is recognised as simultaneously ubiquitous and important, but an inaccessible, distant and abstract force over which we have little control. People know its all around them, but what it even is (let alone how we can affect it), is a mystery to most. At Economy, were working to unpack how people experience the subject, what the barriers to engagement are, and what needs to change in order for it to become a tool to build an economy created by everyone. One of our first findings last year was that only 12% of the UK feel that politicians and the media tend to talk about economics in an accessible way that makes it easy to understand. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this is even starker in lower income families, dropping to 7%. When it comes to elections, for many the highpoint of the democratic calendar, only a third of us feel that information about the economy in the media is useful enough to help us make an informed voting choice. The perception of usefulness of economics is lower than the pitiful average in not only those from a lower socio-economic background, but also the young. In the election this year, our research found that nearly 60% of young people did not feel the information they could access was useful enough to inform their vote. And yet we know that democratic malaise is not the issue; passion, excitement and energy in politics amongst the young is at an all time high. The problem lies in how the subject is communicated. The single biggest request from the people we speak to is always the same: Explain it in laypersons terms!. This statement is often closely followed by a complaint that economic information is not presented in a manner relevant to their lives, and it is often shrouded in meaningless, inaccessible terminology. This sentiment is found in over 70% of participants. Its a clear message: economics, as spoken about in the public sphere, needs to eliminate jargon, simply and define difficult vocabulary, and drop assumptions about the levels of understanding of its audience. Answers like this are common in our interviews: When people talk about the economy, its just talking ab...
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This is wonderful when a bride is late to her wedding, the groom decides to entertain the guests with a medley of movie themes including Indiana Jones, Rocky and the Imperial March from Star Wars.
It would be funny if the bride walked in while he was playing The Imperial March, writes epilith.
On the flipside, heres how not to play music at a wedding.
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Al-Shabab recruits in Mogadishu, Somalia
The number killed in twin bombings in the Somali capital Mogadishu last weekend has risen to 358, the government said late on Friday. As well as the confirmed death toll, 228 people were injured in what was the deadliest attack in the countrys history, Somalias news agency quoted the information and internal security ministers as saying. (Reuters)
Scientists are baffled by a giant hole the size of one of the Great Lakes that has appeared on the surface of Antarctica. Holes in the ice happen all the time, but this massive void just showed up on satellites, and scientists have no clue what caused it.
Atmospheric physicist Kent Moore told Motherboard that the ice is thousands of kilometers from the ice edge. Moore stated, Were still trying to figure out what is going on. It looks like someone just punched a hole in the ice. The hole measures 80,000 kilometers at its peak.
Though ice holes called polynias often form along the coastal areas of Antarctica, they dont usually occur right in the middle of an icy landmass.
Curiously, another large polynia was observed in the same location in the 1970s, in Weddell Sea, according to Moore, who has been working with the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling Group.
Along with the massive hole suddenly appearing, there have been numerous additional odd occurrences in Antarctica recently including:
By Leith Fadel 21/10/2017 BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered a large warehouse inside the recently liberated city of Al-Mayadeen that was dedicated to satellite broadcasting, Al-Mayadeen News reporter, Khaled Iskef, reported on Friday. According to Iskef, the Islamic State used the warehouse to broadcast messages to their followers in their 
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ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER This Is Free Europe
By poet Attila the Stockbroker from Britain:
Happy birthday to the 1917 revolution, and me
Saturday 21st October 2017
SIXTY years ago today I came into this world. Im very happy to be here and am still trying hard to do everything I can in my own small way to make it a better place.
Ive earned my living as a radical poet and musician for 36 years, doing something I love and would do as a hobby if it wasnt my job. I have had the opportunity to share my opinions with thousands, and to make a tiny contribution to some of the great political battles of the last 40 years. That makes me very lucky. Im especially happy to be here since two years ago I had the sort of medical news which made me think I might not. So another big thank you to the NHS and to my wonderful wife Robina. Tonight there will be a very loud and undoubtedly messy celebration at my harbourside local in Shoreham and I hope that the Seagulls will have given me an early present of three points at West Ham last night. But Im not counting on that!
And then its back to the gigs and the campaigns a fundraiser for Brightlingsea Labour Party next Thursday, another one in Frome a week later, a spot at the Do Not Go Gentle Literature Festival in Swansea on November 3 and at the Liberating Arts Festival in Exeter the next day, Rochester and Plymouth coming up soon and loads more before the end of 2017. All details at attilathestockbroker.com.
Of course, the most important birthday at the moment is the centenary of the Russian Revolution...
AFP/File / by Alfons LUNA | FC Barcelona has long been a symbol of Catalan nationalism
FC Barcelona, one of the worlds most popular football teams whose motto is more than a club, has long been a symbol of Catalan nationalism.
The club says it is neutral on whether Catalans should chose independence but it has been vocal about Catalonias right to hold a secession referendum.
Its supporters regularly chant Independence at matches at its Camp Nou stadium and during Barcelonas Champions League match against Olympiakos on Wednesday fans held up a nearly 50-metre banner that pleaded for Dialogue, Respect, and Sport
Barcelonas crosstown rivals Espanyol refused to take a public stand but have said that today, being brave means to not stir up the conflict in Catalan society.
Like Barcelona, Girona, another Catalan club in the Spanish first division, backs Catalonias right to hold a referendum.
During the last regional election in Catalonia in September 2015, three separatist parties won a majority of seats in the regional assembly.
But they are very different.
Puigdemonts conservative business-friendly PDeCAT party ran together with the left-wing ERC party in a coalition called Together for Yes.
Both are moderate and cautious on declaring immediate independence, even if ERC has a harder line than PDeCAT.
But the tiny anti-capitalist CUP party, their ally which holds the balance of power in the assembly, is pressuring Puigdemont to move faster towards an independence declaration.
Pro-unity parties are also divided. Ciudadanos, the main opposition party in Catalonia, along with the Socialists and the conservative Popular Party back the suspension of some of Catalonias powers to stop independence.
But the left-wing coalition Catalunya si que es pot maintains that dialogue is the way out of the crisis.
As the work on Russias national cryptocurrency is underway, the city of Moscow is discussing issuing its own cryptocurrency, the Moscowcoin. This will be possible after the legal framework of cryptocurrencies is established for the whole federation, city officials explained.
The head of the Moscow department of economic policy and development, Vladimir Efimov, confirmed to reporters on Thursday that the issue of the citys own cryptocurrency, the Moscowcoin, is being discussed. The Moscow government plans to create its own cryptocurrency, RNS reported and quoted Efimov admitting we are thinking about this topic. Noting that the discussion has not been completed yet, he further elaborated:
From Fox News: A Massachusetts elementary school canceled its Halloween events and is celebrating Black and Orange Spirit Day instead. The principal of Boyden Elementary School sent a letter to parents informing them that the annual Halloween costume parade was Continue reading
A shrine dedicated to Saint Charbel was recently installed inside St. Patricks Cathedral in New York City and will be officially inaugurated on October 28th by Lebanons Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros al- Rahi. The shrine was donated by Lebanese businessman Anton Sehnaoui in the name of May & Nabil Sehnaoui.
Its pretty awesome to have a shrine dedicated to Lebanons most beloved Saint inside one of New Yorks landmarks and one of the most visible symbols of Roman Catholicism in New York City and the United States.
Heres an [article] on how the shrine came to be and you can watch below LBCs report:
Christian Juel Nielsen (Claes Bang), the chief curator of a museum in Stockholm, is a picture of elegance. Hes always impeccably dressed. Hes polite. Hes calm. He espouses liberal values. At the beginning of The Square, directed by Ruben stlund, which played at the recently concluded Mumbai Film Festival, Nielsen is occupied with putting up an installation in front of a museum called The Square.
A four-by-four metre enclosure, The Square, says Nielsen, is a sanctuary of trust and caring. Within its boundaries, we all share equal rights and obligations. Standing inside The Square, people can reach out to strangers, sharing their discomfort and sorrows, hoping to hear words of comfort and compassion. The intent behind the idea is noble, but the film seems to be interested in a different line of inquiry: How big is the gap between intent and execution? To what extent can art be inclusive? And the most important, in the bid to embrace art, do we end up sidelining life itself?
When Nielsen is in his comfort zone at home, in the museum, in an upscale caf, with his friends and co-workers he is dignified and likeable, championing progressive views and politics. But it is easy to talk about virtues compassion, empathy, trust when your own world is privileged and secure. The skeletons tumble out of the closet when the door is yanked open. Moreover, the film repeatedly seems to suggest our ideals ca...
Thirty years ago Wall Street slid into the abyss, suffering the biggest one-day market fall of over 22 percent. Since then the Dow Jones has risen from 1,738 points to an all-time high of over 23,000, raising fears another historic crash is on the cards.
RT talked to Keiser Report host Max Keiser about the root causes of the 1987 crash and the possibilities of another market meltdown.
Todays stock market has parallels to the 1987 market, said Keiser, adding that valuations are at historic highs.
The Fed (and central bank counterparts) are pumping money, and sentiment is wildly bullish.
Analysts have been warning recent stock market moves look eerily similar to just before 1987s Black Monday. Investors also raised concerns steep valuations might mean a correction is overdue.
On October 19, 1987, stock markets around the world crashed, shedding billions in value very quickly. The crash began in Hong Kong and spread to Europe, hitting the United States after other markets had already declined by a significant margin. The Dow Jones Industrial Average which comprises the 30 largest US publicly traded companies, lost 22.6 percent of its value that day.
Keiser says to understand what happened with the market we have to recall the global financial crisis of 2008.
According to him, unprecedented amounts, over $20 trillion in cash, was printed and thrown at Wall St. creditors to repair their technically insolvent balance sheets.
I devised the idea of wise democracy to help us evoke and engage the wisdom and resourcefulness of the whole on behalf of the whole. (Thats nice, you say, but what does that actually mean?) In this essay I explore why I consider that statement to be wise democracys prime directive. In the process, I tease out the specific relevance and power of each of its main constituent words paying special attention to the vast and many-faceted concept of the whole which lies at its heart.
As the Trump Era presses on, the weeks get longer and more dispiriting. When we get to the end, its hard to remember what outrage was central at the beginning. And thats why we need dark humor:
I hope Trump can get in some golf this weekend, he deserves a break after a busy week insulting war widows and joking about hanging gays
(((Jeff Tiedrich))) (@jefftiedrich) October 20, 2017
I have been shying away from documenting the atrocities lately, and trying to maintain some focus on the actual grinding of the organs of government, particularly the legislative process. This is at least partially a defense mechanism, because it allows me to focus on areas where the Trump administration is failing.
There are only so many ways that we can write about Trumps character flaws. Eventually it feels like beating a dead horse. Anyone who doesnt already get it probably isnt going to get it until this presidency screws up their life in some fairly direct way. I cant make that happen, and I wouldnt want to if I could. So, I go looking for my audience less from people I consider persuadable and more from people who are curious about the kind of damage this administration can do or, perhaps, not do as a result of their cluelessness and incompetence.
I see this is as a better use of my time than writing one more story about how Trump is golfing while issues x,y, and z go unaddressed. At the same time, its very important that the atrocities are documented in intricate detail by someone. I respect the people who are willing to do this in real time, all day, every day. I took on that responsibility during the Bush years and Im still amazed that I could write five to eight stories a day, every day for the last four years of Bushs presidency that were virtually all about some new outrage.
I cant do that anymore, so Ill leave it to others who are perhaps younger, with more stamina and more intact faith in the American electorate.
Once again, I am relieved that its Friday. Now I can avert my eyes from this catastrophe, however briefly, and let my frustration level subside a little below the overflow point.
Its going to be a grind to get our nation out of this mess, if we can get out of it. Were all going to have to do our little part. And get rest where we can find it.
Issues of addiction became more and more central to me as they came at my family like a tsunami over the last decade. Most of the details of this are too private to share. Personally, I celebrated three years without a sip of alcohol last month, but I waged far more difficult battles, some of which were won (for now) and most of which were lost. What began as a knife-fight in a narrow alley expanded into a much broader universe as my focus expanded to helping other families deal with the addiction problems in their extended families. As a result, I got a crash course in how opioids are decimating our communities and in the inadequacies of our national response. It has been a very rewarding experience to become involved in the broader recovery community, but it comes with constant sorrow as death announcements arrive as steadily as the rain.
Thanks to some connections I had at the Obama White House, I was able to communicate my concerns fairly directly to them and to get invitations to sit in on both off and on the record conference calls about how they were moving forward on the opioid problem. I watched them deal with their own learning curve, so I know that it isnt easy to get your head around the gap between what we have and what is needed to deal with the scale of opioid addiction we now have in America. And once you do get it, the next problem is that you cant do much politically until everyone else also gets it. I was not satisfied with the Obama administrations approach, but I did feel like I was dealing with people of good faith who had a sincere desire to learn and to find resources and solutions that would save lives. They were often just as frustrated as I was, and there was no sense for me that they werent taking the issue very seriously.
The Trump administration is much different. Theyve made all kinds of vague promises, and theyve taken some steps to show that theyre working on the problem, but theres a basic lack of seriousness. Nowhere is this more clear than with the president:
President Donald Trump overrode his own advisers when he promised to deliver an emergency declaration next week to combat the nations worsening opioid crisis.
That is a very, very big statement, he said Monday. Its a very important step. Were going to be doing it in the next week.
Blindsided officials are now scrambling to develop such a plan, but it is unclear when it will be announced, how or if it will be done, and whether the administration has the permanent leadership to execute it, said two administration officials.
They are not ready for this, a public health advocate said of an eme...
I wonder if I am alone in thinking that it scarcely matters whether or not Roy Moore wins the December special election in Alabama and becomes a U.S. Senator. Naturally, it would mean something if he lost to Democrat Doug Jones. What I mean is that I dont really believe that having Moore in the Senate would add to its dysfunction or meaningfully change how the chamber functions. As far as I am concerned, he might as well already be there.
Sure, we can point out how insane Moore is and predict that hell make a spectacle of himself in Washington. Hell probably try to follow through on his promise to make his first order of business the impeachment of the five Supreme Court Justices, including Anthony Kennedy, who legalized sodomy in Lawrence v. Texas. I expect him to talk nonstop nonsense, like his recent take that its against the law not to stand and place your hand over your heart during the National Anthem.
Moore might bring a little of the flavor of the House to the Senate. Im reminded of Rep. Louie Gohmerts famous performance in committee when he stammered, I cannot have a witness challenge my character! The attorney general will not cast aspersions on my asparagus! I dont doubt that Judge Moore can top Rep. Steve Kings immortal claim that for every DREAMer who is a valedictorian, theres another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and theyve got calves the size of cantaloupes because theyre hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert. Its true that Moore has this kind of rich potential.
But will he vote or commit forms of obstruction that really distinguish himself from his predecessors Jeff Sessions and Luther Strange? Individual senators have a lot of power, especially in a narrowly divided Senate, so I dont discount the possibility that Moore could cause the same kind of problems wee seen recently from members as diverse as Rand Paul, John McCain, and Susan Collins. But the overall behavior of the congressional Republicans is already so detached from reality that I dont believe Moore can do much to make things worse.
I guess thats bad news if you think hell come to DC and drain the swamp. But its actually bad news because things are so bad that its now really difficult to make them worse.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled a big vote-a-rama today that will culminate with a roll call on a budget resolution. Its not entirely clear that the vote will succeed, but its beginning to look that way now that theyve secured the support of John McCain. Still, even the president isnt overly confident.
Republicans are going for the big Budget approval today, first step toward massive tax cuts. I think we have the votes, but who knows?
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2017
One sign that they dont have any margin for error is that Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi came north to be present for the vote even though he clearly should be in his sick bed recovering from a nasty urological infection. He was disoriented in the Capitol Building yesterday and needed a staff member to show him the way to the Senate chamber. It looks likely that Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky will vote against the resolution and the maximum number of votes the Republicans can lose is two. As of now, it only looks like they will lose one vote, assuming Cochran can remain conscious throughout the vote-a-rama and cast his vote at the end.
Two days ago, I wrote that the Senate Republicans, for their own good, should not approve this budget resolution because it will set them on a disastrous course. It almost appears that the president agrees with me, but the truth is that he has absolutely no idea what is going on.
I am not exaggerating. As you know, Ive written more than a dozen pieces this year about the budget reconciliation process and how it can be used to pass tax cuts without the need to get any support from the Democrats in the Senate. Ive consistently said that the process would either fail or, at best, produce something much s...
A key argument:
Heres an interesting way to think about it: Imagine a patient arriving in an ambulance to Hospital A, a typical modern hospital. The patients heart stopped 15 minutes before the EMTs arrived and he is immediately pronounced dead at the hospital. What if, though, the doctors at Hospital A learned that Hospital B across the street had developed a radical new technology that could revive a patient anytime within 60 minutes after cardiac arrest with no long-term damage? What would the people at Hospital A do?
Of course, they would rush the patient across the street to Hospital B to save him. If Hospital B did save the patient, then by definition the patient wouldnt actually have been dead in Hospital A, just pronounced deadbecause Hospital A viewed him as entirely and without exception doomed.
What cryonicists suggest is that in many cases where today a patient is pronounced dead, theyre not dead but rather doomed, and that there is a Hospital B that can save the daybut instead of being in a different place, its in a different time. Its in the future.
Kurzgesagt and CGP Grey also have a new two part video series on why we should stop aging forever. The first one is below. The second is here.
Am I seeing a trend? I hope so. To quote CGP Grey:
Humans must discard the learned helplessness that the reaper and their own brains have imposed on them.
Join host, Greg Carlwood of The Higherside Chats podcast as he talks Song of the Siren, invoked entities, & rebuilding Babylon with returning guest, Chris Knowles.
While many of us recognize the weird sychronocities and symbolism surrounding some of societys most consequential events, from Super Bowl shows and celebrity deaths to false flags and media propaganda- its safe to say these occurrences are more than mere coincidence.
And whether we are living in a carefully constructed simulation or these patterns are more along the lines of the elites calling card, the resulting web of influence is hard to ignore.
Fortunately, todays returning guest, Chris Knowles, is a master in unraveling intricately woven webs of symbolism and he joins The Higherside to help shed some light on his newest research.
Become a Plus Member at www.TheHighersideChatsPlus.com/subscribe to hear a second hour of all THC episodes....
The group posted a tweet calling on its 270,000 followers to pull deposits from CaixaBank and Banco Sabadell branches between 8am and 9am on Friday to express their indignation over the lenders decision to shift their legal headquarters out of the region.
Go to one of the five principal banks and take out as much cash as you want. Dont forget, its your money, said the tweeted message that had been retweeted or liked more than 10,000 times by 12:31 GMT.
The act targets Spains main financial institutions, including CaixaBank, Sabadell, Bankia, BBVA, and Santander.
The 2018 Undoing Aging Conference will be held March 15-17 in Berlin. This conference is focused on the cellular and molecular repair of age-related damage as the basis of therapies to bring aging under full medical control. It is a joint effort of the SENS Research Foundation and the Forever Healthy Foundation. Our Aubrey de Grey, Vera Gorbunova, and Jean Hebert will be speaking. Learn more!
Under the system, a Blockchain can be integrated with communications and memory devices to facilitate the data processing process.
The flames that have ripped across Northern Californias wine country over the past week scorched almost a quarter-million acres and destroyed 6,700 homes. A majority of the 42 who died were senior citizens some had celebrated half-century old marriages and survived World War II.
One couple spent their final moments holding each other, as fire consumed the house theyd lived in for the last four decades.
The causes of the inferno have not been confirmed guesses range from a discarded cigarette to arson but reports emerged that numerous residents had dialed 911 prior to the fires to notify authorities of downed power lines and exploding electrical transformers. No tapes of such calls have yet been produced.
To the extent that these reports are sound, it may be that Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) Californias largest public energy utility is responsible for the fires.
Making a move that may be the first of many legal actions, a Santa Rosa couple who lost their abode sued the company Tuesday for failing to maintain its power lines.
PG&E, whose stock has plunged 18.7% since October 9, has been found liable for several wildfires in the past. Following a 1994 Sierra Nevada blaze, the company was convicted of 739 counts of criminal negligence for tree-trimming violations.
In April, regulators fined PG&E $8.3 million for maintenance failures that led to the incineration of 500 Northern Californian homes in 2015.
State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, called for the company to be split and expelled from California should its negligence be tied to the recent North Bay fires.
The damage inflicted around Santa Rosa will far surpass those o...
Storm Brian has hit the UK, but that hasnt stopped people taking the piss out of it for being the most un-stormy sounding storm to have ever stormed the country. Here are some of our favourites.
First off, the Life Of Brian references.
Storm Brian; he's not a hurricane he's just a very naughty storm #StormBrian
John Clarke (@jayceematlock) October 21, 2017
Reg B (@kernow_cyclist) October 21, 2017
Welease Bwian pic.twitter.com/iekvoJ8lMh
Andy Harrold (@PTSD17) October 20, 2017
Somehow Brian doesnt do a storm like this justice.
Hurricane Brian hahahaha that sounds like the nicest hurricane ever feel like hed clean your garden cut your grass the lot
ALinA (@alinachugai98) October 17, 2017
"Storm, Brian" sounds like an entry in the index at the back of an encyclopaedia of...
Dentist claims brushing and flossing are not enough
to prevent tooth decay - you need vitamins from these unexpected
Australian dentist Dr Steven Lin is warning that brushing and flossing are not enough to keep your teeth healthy In addition to following your dentist's recommendations, you have to make sure you are getting enough of four essential vitamins
Dr Lin says this explains why people who practice good oral hygiene still get cavities
By Maggie O'Neill For Dailymail.com
No matter how thoroughly you clean your teeth, you are probably still exposing yourself to tooth decay, according to one dentist speaking out about oral care. Dr Steven Lin from Australia claims that meticulously brushing and flossing the way your childhood dentist taught you to is not enough to prevent cavities and harmful levels of tooth enamel.
The answer? Your diet, according to Dr Lin. He claims that maintaining good eating habits is the only way to stave off weak, unhealthy teeth. Dr Lin says that incorporating four crucial vitamins into your diet will do worlds of good for your oral health, and he cautions the hygiene habits you have learned to develop since birth are not sufficient when it comes to caring for your teeth.
He says that eating certain foods - including salami - is crucial for healthy teeth
Australian dentist Dr Steven Lin has claimed that brushing and flossing is not enough to stave off cavities. He says that eating certain foods - including salami - is crucial for healthy teeth (file photo)
Dr Lin is the author of The Dental Diet, which is expected in 2018, and he also blogs about common misconceptions concerning oral health. 'I'm about to say something that might surprise you. Your toothpaste isn't that important. In fact, compared to proper dental nutrition, even brushing and flossing arent as important,' Dr Lin says.
He writes that this explains why some people still experience tooth decay even if they follow their dentist's recommendations. 'Then theres people who brush and floss religiously who are confused as to how they keep getting cavities no matter how many toothpaste brands and techniques they try.'
The problem comes down to the nutrients these people are consuming, he says.
Dr Lin boils it down to four v...
Just two days before climbing to the new high, Bitcoin registered its largest one-day drop in a month, plummeting by more than 8 percent following a release of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission [CFTC] primer, envisioning tighter oversight over digital tokens.
The report put virtual currencies in the same category with securities, thus making them a subject of the relevant securities laws. The newly released report echoes the stance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on the issue, which said in July that digital currency sales should fall under the scope of the US federal securities laws. The debate over whether to view digital tokens issued through initial coin offerings as commodities has been raging in the US and in another countries.
Bitcoin plunged to below $3,000 in September after China shut down cryptocurrency exchanges. Russia, where Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are not currently regulated by law, this month announced it would start regulating issuing, mining and circulation of cryptocurrencies. Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that it is necessary to diminish the risks associated with cryptocurrencies, as at present nobody can be held responsible for currency bubbles or other illicit activities with the tokens.
Recently, the Russian Central Bank said that it may block Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency exchange websites as the nature of their operations are akin to financial pyramid schemes.
We have seen how Bitcoin has transformed from a payment unit into an asset, which is bought in order to obtain a high yield in a short period of time. This is a definition of a pyramid, the first deputy governor of the Bank of Russia Sergey Shvetsov said in October.
Despite constant fears of a looming governmental crackdown, Bitcoins value has increased by more than 500 percent in 2017.......
Can Tax Cuts Grow the Economy Without Government Spending Cuts? from Schiff Gold Last week, we asked an important question about Trumps tax reform plan: Can it deliver? Despite rampant optimism about tax reform, there are a number of problems. In...
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Laughter was likely developed as a primitive, yet effective social evolutionary tool. It releases tension in arguments, builds bridges in disagreements, and makes it easier for us to forgive one anothers short-comings. There is a way to experience all the emotional and health benefits that accompany laughter but, ideally, it is experienced collectively. Its been proven that we are 30 times more likely to laugh when we are with others, rather than alone.
Even for the intuitive empaths among us those of us who like to be alone, rather than in a crowd this is a strong indication that we are meant to learn to thrive in the company of one another. Laughter, from an evolutionary standpoint, was rooted in survival, more than enjoyment, but ironically, it has developed into something that supports not only subsistence, but greater happiness. And it does it almost instantaneously.
Heres how strong laughter truly is:
What this story shows is that while there are some conscientious journalists at the New York Times who have made a concerted effort to discover the truth about President Trumps somewhat outlandish claim that the Cuban government have deployed sonic attacks against US diplomats in Havana the papers editors also ran with the predictable mainstream conspiracy theory that Putin might be behind this malicious high-tech assault on US foreign service officials.
Is there an internal struggle underway in mainstream media institutions between those who want to retain their integrity, and gatekeepers determine to use these outlets to peddle Establishment propaganda?
Consortium News Exclusive: When the Trump administration blamed Cuba for a sonic attack on U.S. diplomats, a New York Times reporter did something unusual for his newspaper: he tried objectively to assess the evidence, as Robert Parry reports
By Robert Parry
I often criticize The New York Times, Washington Post and other major mainstream media outlets for a very simple reason: they deserve it especially for their propagandistic, unprofessional and reckless coverage of foreign crises.
But there are occasional moments when some reporter at an MSM outlet behaves responsibly and those instances should be noted at least under the classic definition of news something that is unexpected or as the old saying goes, dog bites man is not news; man bites dog is news.
One such moment occurred earlier this month when a Times science editor assigned science reporter Carl Zimmer to look into the mysterious illnesses affecting U.S. diplomats in the recently reopened U.S. embassy in Cuba.
About two dozen U.S. diplomats supposedly were suffering hearing loss and cognitive difficulties due to what has been labeled a sonic attack. The Trump administration blamed the Cuban government even though the Cubans claimed to be mystified and would seem to have little motive for disrupting a long-sought dtente with Washington along with the expected boon to their tourist industry. President Trump retaliated by expelling 15 Cuban diplomats.
Zimmer recounted the background to his story in a reporters notebook piece on Oct. 6: On Tuesday, Michael Mason, my editor on the science desk, shot me an email. Would I consider writing an article about this sonic attack busin...
The Pharisees Question Jesus
Movies have these transcendent moments where everything is just right, from the dialogue to the music to the lighting to the narrative context; everything is just perfect, and something magical happens the film breaks through the screen and does something to you. ~Jason Silva
The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only its as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues. ~Terry Pratchett
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. ~R. Buckminster Fuller
This series has created much heated debate. Laced with scathing ideas that challenge the mainstream perception of things, it reveals the thin line between conspiracy theory and truth, while challenging the viewer to question everything using their own skeptical research. Although it is artistic propaganda in itself, it shows the other side of the coin of mainstream propaganda and provides a counter-intuitive, devils advocate perspective on the cultural dynamic. Just take it with a grain of salt and be sure to don your skeptics hat as well as your thinking cap.
Overall the trilogy advocates for a transition from the global money-based economic system to a post-scarcity economy, or resource-based economy. It aims to progressively evolve into an automated technological utopianism based on sustainable ecological concepts and the scientific administration of society. Once you get past all the religious, political, and economic buildup, you get to the best part of the series, in my opinion: The Venus Project.
You are not your job, youre not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. Youre not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis Youre not a beautiful and unique snowflake. Youre the same decaying organic matter as everything else. You are the all singing, all dancing crap of the world. ~Tyler Durden (Chuck Palahniuk)
Fight Club is one of those movies that punches you in the frontal lobe while its kicking you in the nuts. Based off the best-selling book of the same name, even the author, Chuck Palahniuk, admits the movie is better than the book. Which is incredibly rare. Usually the book is better than the movie. But....
Squeezing into Mesa Git ahead of the Mesa 17.3 branching is support for the EXT_global_priority extension within the RADV Vulkan driver...
Provenance Asset Group Holdings has no presence on the Web; its only mentioned by IAM and this shady page
Summary: Microsofts shell game with patents (passing Android-hostile patents to trolls) carries on and publishers funded by these trolls offer the details, albeit vaguely and with obvious spin
Microsoft also fed Nokias patents to MOSAID (now known as Conversant, one of the funding sources of IAM) and Google complained that Microsoft was feeding this patent troll in order to extort Android OEMs.This patent troll, Uniloc, does not make anything. Its just suing a lot of companies and it is still going after Apple. This post from last night said:
After a brief hiatus, patent troll Uniloc is back and looking to milk Apple for claimed damages and fees related to allegedly infringed patents, this time involving Apple Watch GPS functionality.
At the same time we also see Nokia, not too long after it was hijacked by Microsoft (the Elop routine), shaking down Apple for a lot of money (possibly several billions of dollars) and BlackBerry is going down a similar route.
Basically, Microsoft not only killed Nokias business but it is also making it a patent troll, sometimes by proxy (by passing Nokias patents to classic trolls).As a reminder, Microsoft also fed Nokias patents to ...
October 20, 2017 4:15 pm
The State Department has confirmed that two additional U.S. diplomats have experienced health problems as a result of sonic attacks in Cuba, bringing the total number of diplomats impacted to 24.
State Department press secretary Heather Nauert on Friday released the revised number of diplomats harmed by the attacks, which she said is based on continued assessments of U.S. government personnel.
The number of sonic attack victims in the State Department is sharply up from the six diplomats it originally said were impacted in mid-August, when news first broke about attacks that had occurred more than six months beforehand.
Nauert also repeated that the most recent attack occurred near the end of August.
She said the assessments are based on medical evaluations of personnel who were affected by incidents earlier this year and do not reflect new attacks.
Our personnel are receiving comprehensive medical evaluations and care, she said. We cant rule out additional new cases as medical professionals continue to evaluate members of the embassy community.
The U.S. governments investigation into the attacks in Cuba and who is responsible for them is ongoing, she said, and we revise our assessments as we receive new information.
The Washington Free Beacon in mid-August first reported that the number of U.S. diplomats affected by attacks was far greater than the State Department has previously acknowledged. The State Department has continued to revise its numbers upward in the intervening two months.
Additionally, sources have told the Washington Free Beacon that diplomats started experiencing symptoms months earlier than the fall 2016 timeframe the State Department previously disclosed as the beginning date.
The timing of when the attacks began is especially important after a CBS News report quoting an anonymous victim of the attack charged senior embassy leadership and top State Department officials with having ignored for months complaints by U.S. diplomats who were suffering health problems.
That report raised new questions about the Obama administrations response to the attacks and whether they responded quickly enough to protect U.S. diplomats or the administration slow-walked a response in any way to protect its dtente with Cuba.
The State Department has acknowledged that some victims have permanent hearing loss, while others have experienced memory and other cognitive problems, as well as dizziness and sleeplessness.
A State Department s...
Debate between Facebooks head of Artificial Intelligence, Yann LeCun and Prof. Gary Marcus at New York University. The debate was moderated by Prof. David Chalmers and recorded Oct 5th, 2017.
A nature-nurture debate took place in the foundations of artificial intelligence. Advocates of deep learning, including Yann LeCun, held that to create advanced artificial intelligence systems, general mechanisms for learning from the environment would play the most important role.
LEF has access to blood tests from its customers who take the product. That means data should be available in less than a year. If it works, we can expect other DNN-developed geroprotectors.
In 2011, scientists made one of the most important discoveries in the history of AI development. They found that graphics processing units (GPUs) are far better at simulating biological learning than central processing units (CPUs).
362 A mysterious fire destroyed the temple of Apollo at Daphne outside Antioch.
1383 The 1383-1385 Crisis in Portugal: King Fernando diedwithout a male heir to the Portuguese throne, sparking a period of civil war and disorder.
1633 Battle of southern Fujian sea: The Ming dynasty defeated the Dutch East India Company.
1707 Scilly naval disaster: four British Royal Navy ships ran aground near the Isles of Scilly because of faulty navigation. Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell and thousands of sailors drowned.
1730 Construction of the Ladoga Canal completed.
1734 Daniel Boone, American pioneer and hunter, was born (d. 1820).
1746 The College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) received its charter.
1784 Russia founded a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
1790 Warriors of the Miami tribe under Chief Little Turtle defeated United States troops under General Josiah Harmar in the Northwest Indian War.
1797 Andr-Jacques Garnerin made the first recorded parachute jump 1,000 metres (3,200 feet) above Paris,.
1811 Franz Liszt, Hungarian pianist and composer, was born (d. 1886).
1836 Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
1844 The Great Anticipation: Millerites, followers of William Miller, anticipate the end of the world in conjunction with the Second Advent of Christ.
1875 First telegraphic connection in Argentina.
1877 The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland killed 207 miners.
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A 32-year-old American tourist was found dead in the old port of the island of Mykonos on Thursday morning. The circumstances of the death remain unknown so far. Local authorities investigate, an autopsy is expected to shed light into the causes of the death. The 32-year-old was taken with an ambulance to the Health Center
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A woman wearing a hijab stands outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 11, 2017 in Washington.
Chuck Boyce, Urb (2016), oil on canvas, 28 x 22 inches (all images courtesy Edward Thorp Gallery, New York)
Edward Thorp has always had a knack for finding artists. He has given shows to the under-appreciated (Henri Michaux and Eugene Leroy) and to those who gained a lot of attention then and now (Eric Fischl and Katherine Bradford).
His most recent discovery is Chuck Boyce, who, according to the press release (which I suspect the artist wrote) is:
 a self-taught artist who began painting a decade ago, in his sixties. A dissatisfied middle-aged graduate student and a decidedly underappreciated poet, he found work as a free-lance writer, an assistant to a high-end antiques dealer, and (most importantly) a father. Eventually, habitual doodling in his notebooks led to a concerted drive to make, of these casual scribbles, the artifacts we know as art. Humans do this: it staves off etc. and etc., and is fun to boot.
What the press release does not mention is that this is the first time Boyces work has ever been exhibited. The show, Chuck Boyce: Recent Paintings in Thorps Project Room, is well worth visiting, particularly since the show closes today.
One other fact that I want to mention is that Boyce is the co-author of the 740-page reference book, Shakespeare A to Z (1990). Boyce may be a self-taught painter, but he definitely has absorbed a lot of art particularly the work of Karl Wirsum, Barbara Rossi, Max Ernst, and Stuart Davis. Boyce paints in oil on modestly sized canvases that are little more than 24 inches high and 20 inches wide. He sets his flat forms (or imaginary personages) in an abstract landscape divided into two or three areas (which roughly translate into land and sky)....
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Is Halloween sneaking up on you, too? Its less than two weeks away, but there is still plenty of time to build something that will scare the pants off trick-or-treaters and party guests alike. This year, Hackaday regular [Sean Hodgins] hacked his favorite holiday by taking something that ships with a base level of scariness and making it autonomous. What could be more frightening than a haunted toy?
The (decades-old) jack-in-the-box mechanism is simple. Turning the crank operates a mechanical music box that plays the traditional Pop Goes the Weasel. When the music box hits the high note, a jutting piece of plastic on the barrel of music box disturbs the other end of the latch, which frees the scary clown inside. [Sean] used a 100:1 DC motor to turn the crank from the inside, and a Pi camera to detect victims in the vicinity. Once the camera locks on to a face, the box cranks itself and eventually ejects the jester. Since most of the space inside is already taken up by the spring, [Sean] housed the electronics in a custom 3D-printed base with a hole cut out for the cameras eye.
Many modifications are possible with a project like this. [Sean] is now in complete control of the latch operation, so he could make the clown pop appear instantly, or randomly, or sometimes not at all. Check out [Sean]s entertaining build video after the break.
Last night we were on a district assambly in the Poble Sec neighbourhood of Barcelona. Some anarchists were also taking part in the assembly.
Image: District assembly in the Poble Sec neighbourhood in Barcelona on October 20, 2017.
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Last night we were on a district assembly in the Poble Sec neighbourhood of Barcelona. Some anarchists were also taking part in the assembly. It was an assembly of the so-called neighbourhood defense committee and it reminded us of the 15m assemblie...
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (KJV)
New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris. New Order were formed in the demise of their previous post-punk band Joy Division, following the suicide of vocalist Ian Curtis. They were joined by Gillian Gilbert on keyboards later that year.
They have heavily influenced techno, rock, and pop musicians including the Pet Shop Boys, 808 State, The Chemical Brothers, The Killers and Moby, and were themselves influenced by the likes of David Bowie, Neu!, Kraftwerk, Cabaret Voltaire and Giorgio Moroder. They have also significantly influenced electro, freestyle and house. New Orders Kraftwerk influence was acknowledged by their single ...
Its never easy being green, but especially millennia after deforestation. Thanks to Henry Fountain and the New York Times:
GUNNARSHOLT, Iceland With his flats of saplings and a red planting tool, Jon Asgeir Jonsson is a foot soldier in the fight to reforest Iceland, working to bring new life to largely barren landscapes.
The country lost most of its trees more than a thousand years ago, when Viking settlers took their axes to the forests that covered one-quarter of the countryside. Now Icelanders would like to get so...
Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Saturday (October 21) dismissed media reports that it was not necessary to link national identity card numbers, known as Aadhar numbers, to bank accounts.
It said in a statement the requirement remained in force under anti-money laundering rules.
The Reserve Bank clarifies that, in applicable cases, linkage of Aadhaar number to bank account is mandatory under the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017, it said in a statement.
The RBI also said that anti-money laundering rules announced in June 2017 have statutory...
Vulkan 1.0.64 is out this weekend as the newest specification refinement to this high-performance graphics/compute API...
The US Just Admitted Something That They Never Admitted To Before Video X22 Report Catalonians are withdrawing money from the banks, it looks like Catalonia and Spain are heading towards a civil war. Afghan soldiers trained in the US...
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The United States withdrew over half of its diplomatic staff in Cuba and expelled 15 Cuban diplomats in Washington. The break in relations with Cuba is in line with other Trump actions intended to reverse every action implemented during the 8-year term of Barack Obama, including the normalization of relations with Cuba.
Bengaluru: Union minister Anantkumar Hegde has conveyed to the Karnataka government not to invite him to the shameful event of Tipu Sultan Jayanti on November 10.
[I have] conveyed [to the] Karnataka government not to invite me to shameful event of glorifying a person known as brutal killer, wretched fanatic and mass rapist, Hegde said in a tweet yesterday.
The BJP leader had also written a letter to the chief secretary and the Uttara Kannada deputy commissioner, asking them to direct the state government not to include his name in the programme invitations to mark the birth anniversary of the 18th century ruler of the princely state of Mysore.
Reacting to Hegdes letter, chief minister Siddaramaiah said he should not have done it as he was part of the government.
As part of the government, he shouldnt have written itInvitation [for Tipu Jayanti celebration] will be sent out to all central and state leaders, up to them to accept or reject, he told reporters here today.
Siddaramaiah also flayed the BJP for politicising the issue.
There were four wars against the British and Tipu fought them all, he said, while claiming that Tipu was a freedom fighter who helped liberate India from the yoke of colonialism....
AFP/File | Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to shoot criminals himself, while warning he may bring police back to the frontlines of his deadly war on drugs
MANILA (AFP) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to shoot criminals himself, while warning he may bring police back to the frontlines of his deadly war on drugs.Duterte made the comments late Friday following his announcement on October 11 to withdraw the police from his anti-drug war after they were accused of rights abuses in killing thousands of people while following his orders to eradicate illegal drugs in society.
He replaced them with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), which has about 2,000 officers compared with 165,000 for the police force.
Duterte has repeatedly insisted he has not ordered or incited police to murder drug addicts or suspects, while at other times he has said he would be happy to slaughter them or have tens of thousands killed.
On Friday he said he would be prepared to kill criminals himself, as he raised doubts about the PDEA being able to contain illegal drugs.
Those who rape children, who rape women, those sons of if you dont want the police, I am here now. I will shoot them. Thats true! If nobody would dare it, I will pull the trigger, he said.
Duterte said he was already considering bringing the police back to run the drug war.
Okay, let us see, six months from now. If things get worse again, I will say to these apes: Go back to this job. You solve this problem of ours, he said, referring to the police.
Duterte was elected to office last year after vowing during the campaign that 100,000 people would die as he eradicated illegal drugs in society.
Since then, police have reported killing more than 3,900 drug personalities. Another 2,290 purple have died in unsolved drug-related killings, government figures show.
Many Filipinos continue to support the charismatic Duterte, seeing him as the solution to crime and corruption.
But human rights and Catholic Church leaders charge thousands of extra-judicial killings have been carried out by police and vigilantes as part of the drug war.
Authorities insist police only kill in self defence.
Mexico City: I first visited Camp No 3 a few days after the September 19 earthquake.
After reporting from collapsed buildings around the city, this was a different type of shock. Row after row of tiny tin shacks crammed into a small lot hidden behind a high fence in the middle-class neighbourhood of Lindavista.
Greek police arrested a 32-year-old Syrian refugee in the northeastern Greek city of Alexandroupolis over suspected links with terrorist group ISIS, police said Friday. The man was arrested a day earlier after his wife filed a complaint over domestic abuse. She also told authorities that her husband was an ISIS supporter. The refugee family illegally
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Merry autumnal equinox, fuckers! Thats right, its finally the time of year when the leather jacket you wore all summer is actually necessary and endless pumpkin spice lattes are just begging to get smacked outta the sheeples hands as you skate by! While you dig the vibe of Halloween season, youre not going to be missing any of the sick shows coming up for lame hayrides or pumpkin patches.
For the punks who are scary year round, with no time for normie festivities, weve compiled a list of the best seasonal beers thatll keep you drunk and angry in the pit while also making you say, I fucking love fall!
Stone Cold Steve Austins Broken Skull IPA from El Segundo Brewing Co.
Whats something punk shows and Halloween have in common? Aside from whatevers on Tiger Armys rider, definitely broken bones! Thats why this IPA, inspired by pro wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austins cranial injuries, is perfect for moshing hard on a chilly autumn evening. Hopefully your warm Misfits beanie will protect your dome from any potential brain gushing. But if not, who cares! Thats punk!
Harpoon Flannel Friday Amber Ale
If youve ever wanted your beer to match your tattered clothes, look no further . We love amber ales because they remind us of all the scene queens weve ever known named Amber and pair perfectly with any extra intense GBH pit.
Cape May Brewing Co. 5-Spiced Ale Mop Water
We couldnt say no to this brew on its name alone. Mop water?! Hell yeah weve drank mop water before, who hasnt? UP DA PUNX! This beer takes us back to the days when wed party so hard wed stay at the bars past closing. When the staff would start cleaning up wed piss in the dirty mop buckets because, duh, we werent done partying! The town of Cape May itself is pretty lame, but well let that pa...
The Israeli military fired three missiles at the Syrian Arab Armys (SAA) positions in the Golan Heights, a military source told Al-Masdar News a few minutes ago.
According to the source, the Israeli military fired three missiles towards their positions near the town of Al-Kowm, causing material damage at a Syrian Army outpost in the Golan Heights.
On October 5, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) destroyed 3 artillery cannons belonging to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the area near the Gholan Heights in southern Syria.
The IDF claimed in an official statement that the attack was a response to 5 projectiles launched at the Israeli-held part of the heights from Syria.
The IDF added that any future occurrences will force the IDF to intensify its response.
The source added there were no casualties as a result of the Israeli aggression.
The latest campaign by Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) maintains the groups almost complete lack of interest in the massive contribution of animal agriculture to: (a) climate change; and (b) destruction of Great Barrier Reef corals.
Title: For the love of the reef
The campaign is being run in conjunction with an AYCC branch known as SEED, which describes itself as Australias first Indigenous youth climate network.
Title: The 3 degree challenge
While also focusing on the Great Barrier Reef, the page...
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