IndyWatch The Wire All Topics Summary Archiver

Go Back:30 Days | 7 Days | 2 Days | 1 Day

IndyWatch The Wire All Topics Summary Today.

Go Forward:1 Day | 2 Days | 7 Days | 30 Days

IndyWatch The Wire All Topics Summary was generated at The Wire IndyWatch.

Sunday, 26 November

00:30

Farmers Market Wayville "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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).

Go Back:30 Days | 7 Days | 2 Days | 1 Day

IndyWatch The Wire All Topics Summary Today.

Go Forward:1 Day | 2 Days | 7 Days | 30 Days

Thursday, 16 November

Go Back:30 Days | 7 Days | 2 Days | 1 Day

IndyWatch The Wire All Topics Summary Today.

Go Forward:1 Day | 2 Days | 7 Days | 30 Days

Tuesday, 14 November

03:03

Teledildonics maker Lovense fixes bug to delete recordings of user sessions from phones "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Late last week, a Reddit user took to the popular discussion site to reveal that the app that is used to control remote control sex toys made by Lovense seems to be recording while the vibrator is on. I was going through my phone media to prepare it for a factory reset and came across a .3gp file named tempSoundPlay.3gp in the folder for the App. The file was a FULL audio recording 6 minutes More

02:33

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

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

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

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

Note: For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on police corruption and sexual abuse scandals.

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

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

Note: Explore a treasure trove of concise summaries of incredibly inspiring news articles which will inspire you to make a difference.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extremely dangerous M7.3 earthquake hits Iran - Iraq border region - more than 340 killed "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit Iran - Iraq border region at 18:18 UTC (21:18 local time) on Sunday, November 12, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 23.2 km (14.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.2 at a depth of 19 km (11.8...... Read more

Galaxy-cluster collisions set off celestial fireworks display "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A giant collision of several galaxy clusters, each containing hundreds of galaxies, has produced this spectacular panorama of shocks and energy. The collisions generated shock waves that set off a celestial fireworks display of bright radio emission, seen as red and...... Read more

Heavy rain, floods ravage Bangladesh rice planting area "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heavy rain and floods that hit Bangladesh this year have hurt prospects for rice area and production in the nation, forcing the country to brace itself for another season of highly probable less productive rice season. Bangladesh, once major rice produced, has...... Read more

Mantle plume, a geothermal heat source under West Antarctic ice sheet "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A new study adds to evidence that a geothermal heat source called a mantle plume lies deep below Antarctica's Marie Byrd Land, explaining some of the melting that forms lakes and rivers under the ice sheet. Although the heat source isn't a new or increasing...... Read more

Solving the mystery of rapidly rising Indian Ocean sea level "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Sea levels around the world have risen by 1.7 millimeters (0.07 inches) on average each year since 1880, but in recent years, scientists have observed a rapid increase in sea level in the north Indian Ocean. Tide gauge records and other datasets reveal the pace of...... Read more

First ground motion map of Scotland, an important asset for risk assessment and mitigation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Using hundreds of satellite radar images the team, working with Geomatic Ventures Limited (GVL), an innovative University spin-out company, created a complete map of mainland Scotland. The map covers a two-year period from 2015 to 2017 and was created using...... Read more

Die Sddeutsche ber Jenna Abrams, ein Trollaccount ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Die Sddeutsche ber Jenna Abrams, ein Trollaccount der Russen. Money Quote:

Abrams ist ein Produkt der berchtigten Internet Research Agency. Hunderte Menschen arbeiten in einem unscheinbaren Brogebude in Sankt Petersburg. Kein Firmenschild verrt, was hier produziert wird. Der Auftraggeber der meist jungen, oft wenig gebildeten Schichtarbeiter ist der russische Staat. Ihre Mission: Verwirrung im Westen stiften. Sie kommentieren auf europischen Nachrichtenseiten, verbreiten Kreml-Propaganda oder erstellen geflschte ukrainische Webseiten. Und wie seit einigen Monaten bekannt ist, haben sie sich aktiv in den US-Wahlkampf eingemischt.
Also wenn junge, wenig gebildete Schichtarbeiter in Russland so einen Troll in einer Fremdsprache in einer anderen Kulturzone abziehen knnen, dann sollten wir uns echt Sorgen um unsere Konkurrenzfhigkeit auf dem Weltmarkt machen. Was knnen dann erst die geschulten Fachkrfte!?

Hey, wenn da schon eine Sex-Hexenjagd stattfindet, ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hey, wenn da schon eine Sex-Hexenjagd stattfindet, wieso sollte da nicht auch Mnner aufspringen? Ex-Bodyguard von Mariah Carey bezichtigt sie der sexuellen Belstigung.

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

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

Note: For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on police corruption and sexual abuse scandals.

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

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

Note: Explore a treasure trove of concise summaries of incredibly inspiring news articles which will inspire you to make a difference.

Saad Hariris resignation as Prime Minister of Lebanon is not all it seems (Robert Fisk) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

12/11/2017 - He certainly did not anticipate what happened to him. Indeed, Hariri had scheduled meetings in Beirut on the following Monday with the IMF, the World Bank and a series of discussions on water ...

01:12

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

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

00:00

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

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

Monday, 13 November

23:55

Ingredient In Cow's Milk Primary Causal Trigger of Type I Diabetes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

An ingredient in cow's milk has now been identified as a type 1 diabetes trigger in those with genetic risk factors, but researchers say they have been frustrated in efforts to make the findings available to the wider public.

23:41

Canon EOS-M50 will be announced soon! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Canon registered the EOS-M50 at the Bluetooth agency. The camera will be announced in early 2018. via Nokishita

The post Canon EOS-M50 will be announced soon! appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

23:37

BUSTED: Leaked Documents Prove Trump Took Laundered Money From Russian Bank "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Convincing President Trump to release his tax returns is proving slightly more difficult than we initially anticipated, but that doesnt mean there havent been any signs of success from taking the longer route. Take, for example, a 98-page document recently released by the United States Office of Government Ethics.

The document, available in its entirety here, clearly shows that not only is Donald Trump outright profiting from the presidency, a direct violation of the Emoluments Clause of the United States Constitution but also that he is in debt to several banks, both domestic and foreign.

Although shocking news, none of this particularly comes as a surprise, more or less just confirms what most of us already suspected. However, its when you delve into the details that you discover the true significance of the Presidents possible under-the-table actions.

German-based Deutsche Bank was served with $630 million in penalties back in January for a $10 billion Russian money laundering scheme involving its Moscow and New York branches among others. Deutsche Bank also gave Trump four questionable long-term loans, potentially Russian money thats been handed to Trump, the final loan given just before the commencement of the presidential election and used to help fund the Trump International Hotel that opened in Washington DC last year.

Obviously, this interaction between Trump and Deutsche Bank should raise more than just a few red flags, at least confirming that there is a possibility that the Russians laundered money to Trump as he began his campaign and just prior to hiring senior advisors with ties to the Russian government.

Furthermore, Deutsche Bank is gaining somewhat of a reputation for their shady business dealings as well. Not only were they caught in the Russian laundering scheme, the bank also struck a $7.2 billion deal with the US government last December to...

23:30

GWR seem to be taking an extremely liberal approach to on-board wi-fi "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Not entirely what you expect when you get on a train and try to log onto the wi-fi.

Prompting this response from the GWR customer service team.

Lets face it, its not going to work either way.

Putting the W into GWR.

Source

The post...

23:30

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

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

23:11

In Search of An Understandable Consensus Algorithm: A Summary "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Understanding the Raft consensus algorithm: an academic article summary

This post summarizes the Raft consensus algorithm presented in the paper In Search of An Understandable Consensus Algorithm by Diego Ongaro and John Ousterhout. All pull quotes are taken from that paper.

Credit

Raft:

Raft is a distributed consensus algorithm. It was designed to be easily understood. It solves the problem of getting multiple servers to agree on a shared state even in the face of failures. The shared status is usually a data structure supported by a replicated log. We need the system to be fully operational as long as a majority of the servers are up.

Raft works by electing a leader in the cluster. The leader is responsible for accepting client requests and managing the replication of the log to other servers. The data flows only in one direction: from leader to other servers.

Raft decomposes consensus into three sub-problems:

  • Leader Election: A new leader needs to be elected in case of the failure of an existing one.
  • Log replication: The leader needs to keep the logs of all servers in sync with its own through replication.
  • Safety: If one of the servers has committed a log entry at a particular index, no other server can apply a different log entry for that index.
Raft ensures these properties are true at all times.

Basics:

Each server exists in one of the three states: leader, follower, or candidate.

State changes of servers
In normal operation there is exactly one leader and all of the other servers are followers. Followers are passive: they issue no requests on their own but simply respond to requests from leaders and candidates. The leader handles all client requests (if a client contacts a follower, the follower redirects it to the leader). The third state, candidate, is used to elect a new leader.

Raft divides time into termsof arbitrary length, each beginning with an election. If a candidate wins the election, it remains the leader for the rest of the term. If the vote is split, then that term ends without a leader.

The term number increases monotonically. Each server stores the current term number which is also exchanged in every communic...

23:08

PAYPAL Spoof, be careful what you open and do not click on anything in this type email. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Just received an email, from PAYPAL, but it,is not from PAYPAL!

Sent it to Paypal and they agree.

Always check the sender's email address for validity.

23:07

Between Sinew and Spirit: Are You a Body with a Mind or a Mind with a Body? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

An animated journey to the center of the self.


Between Sinew and Spirit: Are You a Body with a Mind or a Mind with a Body?

The body provides something for the spirit to look after and use, computing pioneer Alan Turing wrote as he anguished at the intersection of love and loss. And yet we are creatures of atoms, with spirit and sinew inextricably entwined. A century before neuroscientists came to explore the central mystery of consciousness, Rilke knew how beholden the mind is to the body when he wrote: I am not one of those who neglect the body in order to make of it a sacrificial offering for the soul, since my soul would thoroughly dislike being served in such a fashion.

So what is the direction of servitude between the body and the mind, and where does the constellation of certitudes we experience as a self reside in all of it?

In this lovely animated inquiry from TED-Ed, inspired by Isaac Asimovs I Robot (public library), Maryam Alimardani traces the mind-body problem from Descartess foundational ideas to the disorienting findings of neuroscience to explore the ever-elusive locus of self.

Complement with Walt Whitman on...

23:00

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

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

23:00

Boot Key Harbor After Irma "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

An update on the current conditions in Boot Key Harbor, Marathon, Florida Keys. Yes, we got hit hard by Hurricane Irma, but the harbor is open! #KeysStrong

23:00

Bitcoin Gold Launch is Erratic and Problematic, Leaves Community Frustrated "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin Gold has been a very controversial project from day one. There have been many proponents of this solution, even though everyone wants their free coins. Claiming this money is still very difficult at best, to say the very least. The launch of BTG has been very problematic, so far, as miners and users experienced a lot of issues already. It is evident things will remain pretty tense for this altcoin in the coming days and weeks.

Everyone knew from day one Bitcoin Gold would be a problem child. Not just because of the concept itself, but also the borked launch. Considering how this is not an actual fork but more of an airdrop, it doesnt have the most appeal whatsoever. Bitcoin holders still want their free coins, though, which is perfectly understandable. Claiming those coins will not be easy by any means. Nor is connecting to the network right now, as some users still experience issues.

Bitcoin Gold Launch saw Many Problems

The launch of the mainnet took place last night. Bitcoin Gold developers released the GUI client to connect to this new blockchain. Sadly, this official launch was not without any issues whatsoever. In fact, the distribution of the necessary wasnt easy either. Getting people to download the software from semi-untrusted sources wasnt a smart decision. Then again, those who did download it noticed no issues with the client at first. That is until they tried to connect to the network for the first time.

In a lot of cases, making this connection to other nodes was erratic. Some users even received fake links to software clients. This project will be marred by misinformation and malicious software download links for some time to come. For those interested in Bitcoin Gold, the best option is to check out the projects Slack channel. The team should be able to aid with most problems relatively quickly. At the same time, there may still be some minor bugs and issues over the coming days and weeks.

Since no exchange allows Bitcoin Gold trading, it is difficult to put a price on this altcoin. Very few platforms have expressed any interest in supporting this airdrop. The number of supported wallets is also very small, for the time being. Rest assured there will be plenty of Bitcoin Gold price volatility in the coming weeks. If the...

23:00

Disclosure means its okay "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A Westminster think tank today unveiled plans to create a Perverts Disclosure Register along the same lines as the Members Financial Interests Register.  The Financial Register allows MPs either to own or have shares in companies such as private health providers but still vote and dole out millions of pounds in tax payers money to either their own or their cronies companies. One ex-Minister explained: Its all moral . All okay.  As long if you disclose it apparently.  The Perverts Register would work in the same way.

Theresa May is said to be all for the scheme and told friends that her leather trousers was just the start.  A spokes person said today that as long as the MPs disclose their dirty perverted appetites fully, they will be free to sexually assault Men, Women or Beasts of a voting age.  When asked for his comments, an aide said that Boris was unavailable as he was tied up at present.

tonymc81

23:00

Hear the Highest Note Sung in the 137-Year History of the Metropolitan Opera "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

You may have heard an A above high C the last time you accidentally stepped on your cat's tail, but it takes a combination of rigorous training, genetic luck, and sheer grit for a human to produce this note on cue.

According to all known records, the coloratura soprano, Audrey Luna, is the first such being in the Metropolitan Operas 137-year history to do so on its stage, an achievement that has all the opera dogs barking. Hear it in the NPR clip below.

Some purists view the rare note as a distasteful stunt on the part of composer Thomas Ads. The score of his new opera, The Exterminating Angel, based on the Luis Buuel film, also calls for miniature 1/32-size violins, a pair of rocks, a wooden salad bowl, a door, and an ondes Martenotan electronic instrument from 1928.

Others are bedazzled by Lunas history-making pipes. She makes her entrance on that high A, and hits it again shortly thereafter, as Leticia, a diva who rolls up to a dinner party following a performance of Donizettis Lucia di Lammermoor. (The title role of that onea part Luna has played, natchis another that demands stratospheric notes of its performers, setting records at opera houses around the world.)

See below for more of Lunas dizzying highs, including her somewhat NSFW performance as Olympia, the mechanical doll in Offenbachs Les Contes dHoffmann

...

23:00

The Round-up: This is how it looks when we say goodbye "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

  Here is some very good new music.   Ill Considered Ill Considered (Self-Produced) This album is what happens when rocket fuel is distilled into sound.  The Ill Considered quartet of saxophonist Idris Rahman, bassist Leon Brichard, percussionist Yahael Camara-Onono and drummer Emre Ramazanoglu slam down on the gas pedal right from go, and []

22:45

Bitcoin Gold Fights Launch Spam But Fails To Sustain Prices "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The little-known Bitcoin Gold fork has successfully launched, but little appears to be going right.

22:38

Bitcoin Price Watch; Heres Whats On This Morning "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

For anybody with cryptocurrency holdings, the last few days have been pretty tough.  Subsequent to the cancellation of the planned hard fork, sentiment turned decidedly negative (counterintuitively) in the space and the bitcoin price took a real hit as a result.

Action over the weekend broke through the spate of broken resistance levels that we had highlighted throughout the majority of the last couple of weeks as being key levels to watch and, as each level fell, more and more sellers entered the market pushing price down further.

We are about to kick off the session out of Europe today and the hope is that price can stage something of a recovery as we move forward.

We are going to try and take advantage of any such recovery but, at the same time, we intend to be ready to jump in short if the downside action returns. So, with this noted, lets get some levels in place that we can use to try and draw a profit from the market as we move forward into todays session. As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand and where we intend to jump in and out of the markets if we get any of the sort of volatility we are looking for.

The chart is a one-minute candlestick chart and it has our range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, the range we are looking at for the session today is defined by support to the downside at 6456 and resistance to the upside at 6541.

We will enter long on a close above resistance towards an upside target of 6575. Conversely, if we see a close below support, we will enter short towards a target of 6410. Stop losses on both trades will ensure we are taken out of the positions in the event of a bias reversal.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

...

22:37

What do you do with a guy who has practised law for only 3 years, has never tried a case............ "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

What do you do with a guy who has practised law for only 3 years, has never tried a case, and is unanimously rated "not qualified" by the American Bar Association's judicial rating committee? Why, nominate him, and confirm his appointment as a lifetime US Federal Court Judge of course. TRump isn't draining the swamp....he's just stocking it with his critters, regardless of their fitness for the job....

What do you do with a guy who has practised law for only 3 years, has never tried a case............

22:35

Benjamin Fulford 11-13-17 Khazarian mob takedown: Hundreds of Saudi arrests followed by hundreds of U.S. arrests "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New weekly report from Ben. Just came out. Full one to be released on Thursday. Lots of explosive revelations here, it seems. Ben confirms what many have been reporting, that tonnes of events are happening, right now.

The great purge of Khazarian mobsters continues as hundreds of arrests of Saudi princes, generals, and politicians is now being followed up with the 842 sealed indictments against senior Khazarian gangsters in the U.S., confirmed by Pentagon, CIA, and other sources.

Pentagon sources sent the photos below showing Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator John Daesh McCain in custody wearing orthopedic boots to hide GPS ankle bracelet on their right leg. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been deliberately acting senile in public recently in order to have a medical excuse to avoid arrest, NSA sources say.

[at Las Vegas on October 1 (date of the mass shooting)]Trump and MBS [Muhammad Bin Sultan] were meeting in secret at the suites in the Mandalay Bay Hotel, owned by MBS, to discuss the mass arrest of the perpetrators of the 9/11 terror attacksBoth Trump and MBS were evacuated safely and the arrests have now begun in a way that can no longer be denied by the corporate propaganda media, multiple sources confirm.

...

22:28

This story about Neil Kinnock being mistaken for Arthur Scargill is an absolute delight "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Freelance journalist Marie Le Conte has spotted this great little quote from Neil Kinnock about being mistaken for mining enthusiast Arthur Scargill.

Do you still get recognised?

Yes, mainly its a pleasant experience. But Ill tell you a really funny one. In the late 1970s, I went to lunch with Alan Watkins, political editor of the Observer and a great journalistic figure. We came out after a lengthy lunch and a little old lady with an umbrella and said hey youre Arthur Scargill. And I said no, no, Im not. You may have seen me around talking about miners but Im not Scargill. Yes, you bloody are, she said. Im sorry, but Im not. For a start, hes from Yorkshire and Im from South Wales. She insisted Youre bloody Scargill, so I said ask my friend, and Alan said Whats that Arthur? She hit me with her umbrella. Bloody Watkins, bastard!
Source: https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/political-parties/labour-party/house/house-magazine/90498/unparliamentary-language-neil

Lovely pay off.

Source: Twitter/@youngvulgarian

The post This story about Neil Kinnock being mistaken for Arthur Scargill is an absolute delight appeared first on The Poke.

22:16

How to Sew Hexagons With a Sewing Machine "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

How to Sew Hexagons With a Sewing Machine

Maybe the title of todays post should be dont fear the hexagons in quilting! because it is a question that we are often asked. And truthfully sewing  hexagons (or other y seams) isnt that difficult it just takes a little bit of practice to get it down. But about two rows into this quilt you will be a master at how to sew hexagons with a sewing machine.

Here is what you will need to make this quilt which is approximately 40 by 44:

*56 Hexagons that measure 4.5 on each side. Some will be cut in half and some will be cut into quarters. I used the fabrics in this fat quarter bundle.

(I used my Accuquilt cutter to cut each of the hexagons. This is the hexagon die that I used (affiliate link).

  1. Lay out each of your hexagons into rows like the illustration above until you have a pattern that you like. You will need to cut some of the hexagons into half to do the vertical rows, and some into quarters to finish off the horizontal row.

2. Next on each corner of each hexagon, measure 1/4 in from the top and 1/4 from each side and place a dot with a water fabric marking pen.

 

3. Then place two hexagons right sides together and stitch between the two dots on the first side using a 1/4 seam allowance. Repeat for all hexagons until you have sewn them into long vertical rows.

 

...

22:10

Pits full of GIANT severed hands found in Egypt "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Picture
A team of archaeologists unearthed the 3600 year-old bones of 16 severed hands from four pits within what is believed to be a royal Hyksos compound. They are all right hands. And they are all large. 
Source: 
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.pt

22:10

Bitcoin Cash Hype Bursts As 60% Losses Combine With Bitcoins Return "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The intense trading spike for Bitcoin Cash appears to have popped after over 24 hours of losses.

22:09

When a Zippo Is Not Enough, These Fire Starting Materials Could Be a Lifesaver "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ReadyNutrition Readers, this piece is a reiteration of fire-starting basics in terms of materials to stockpile for yourselves, for your winter-fires or for a grid-down/collapse event.  You can place these materials in your home, in your Bug-Out bag, your vehicle, and in your work locations.  Sometimes the Zippo lighter is not enough, and you need a little more material in order to kick start your fires.  Lets cover some of them as well as simple procedures to keep them waterproof.

There are several types of stormproof and windproof matches.  The company I recommend for them are UCO windproof and waterproof matches.  You can purchase these at Cabelas or you can visit the site at UCO gear.

These guys deliver, and they come within a case that keeps them waterproof (even though they can be submerged under water and then struck on virtually any surface).  At $5 to $7 theyre a good investment.  Strike anywhere matches can be waterproofed, however, they are hygroscopic, meaning they absorb moisture/humidity/water with time.

Along with matches, youll need a good lighter.  Everyone is familiar with the Zippo, that works on white gas/Coleman fuel, as well as gasoline.  They are good to have for a backup when the times are tough, and butane is in short supply.  The drawbacks lie in the fact that they leak, meaning the lighter doesnt stay closed and loses/evaporates its fuel.  Also, you need flints and wicks with them.

For disposables, I really like the ones made by Djeep, a French firm.  They are short, rectangular, and stubby, and they both take a beating and are dependable.  It cant hurt to pick up a few dozen of them.  The El-Cheapo lighters made in Vietnam are unreliable and will not work when the time comes.  If you cant get hold of Djeeps, stick with your Bics, as there is usually better quality control over them than in the off brands.

As far as fire-starting materials are concerned, I have recommended in previous articles that you refrain from buying some commercial fire-starters as in Coughlans or another name-brand.  Buy a fire log in your local grocery store.  The fire logs are made of sawdust and paraffin and wrapped up after they are compressed in paper that can also be burnt....

22:03

How Culpable Are Educators and Psychologists in Youth Suicide? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In this piece for Medium, Karen Kilbane discusses the ways that contemporary psychological theories, diagnoses, and behavior modification programs are harming the mental health and emotional well-being of children and teenagers.

Imagine the classroom as a battlefield. We put our student soldiers on the field, give them instructions, tell them to begin. Only we tell some soldiers they have a psychological disorder because of how they behave. Those child soldiers see themselves as unfit for battle. They have been told they cannot fight as well as the rest of the soldiers when they meet the enemy so they become crazed with paranoia, fear, and anxiety. These child soldiers are basically told they are going to die. Their anxiety goes through the roof and they either hide under a desk or go berserk. Every year teaching I have seen children take cover under desks and go berserk. I have also seen children quietly endure their paranoia and fear until it eventually manifest in much more destructive ways.

Comparing students to soldiers might seem an extreme analogy, but because much of the brains function is to fight for its survival in a life or death sort of manner, this analogy is spot on. The brain is hyper-vigilant for even the slightest things that could make it vulnerable. We educators must stop practices that put our student brains in overly vulnerable, weakened positions within the classroom setting. We should see our job as helping a student to mobilize his capacities to the best of his ability, not to mobilize his capacities so they operate in expected and normal ways according to some psychology textbook written by Victorian era men who never even interacted with children outside a clinical setting.

22:03

Duration of Untreated Psychosis Revisited: Response to the Goff Paper "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Earlier this year, the American Journal of Psychiatry published a paper, The Long-Term Effects of Antipsychotic Medications on Clinical Course in Schizophrenia. This was a response to the concerns that have been raised that these drugs negatively impact long-term outcome. The authors conclude, albeit in a somewhat lukewarm way, that overall, the evidence for a negative long-term effect of initial or maintenance antipsychotic treatment is not compelling. Robert Whitaker, and Joanna Moncrieff, whose work was cited by the authors, have written critiques of this paper.

Even if one accepts the papers conclusions at face value, there is little argument regarding some serious long-term risks such as movement disorders and weight gain. One of the most compelling reasons why these authors support long-term care is related to the relapse data: when one is started on these drugs, the relapse rate is higher when they are stopped than when they are continued (at least over the first two years). However, there is general consensus that there are some individuals who will recover and not need medications long-term. In fact, there is even consensus that some can recover without drugs; the dispute is over numbers.

For me, this raises an urgent question about initial treatment. Doesnt it make sense to try to capture all of those individuals who might get through a psychosis without drugs? Doesnt it make sense to invest heavily in interventions that do not rely on drugs as a first-line treatment? At least then we can protect that group  be it 20% or 80%  from the cycle of relapse that seems to begin once the drugs are introduced.

However, this approach has not been carefully evaluated within the mainstream of psychiatry. This is because of the hypothesis  almost elevated to accepted doctrine  that a delay in starting antipsychotic drugs increases the likelihood of a poor long-term outcome. This notion has been around for almost thirty years. If one is interested in offering approaches, such as Open Dialogue, that do not insist on early use of drugs, this is a pressing concern. I addressed the history of this concept  often referred to as Duration of Untreated Psychosis (DUP)  in an earlier blog and I concluded that while there is strong evidence that intervening early with people experiencing psychosis is helpful, the intervention did not have to includ...

22:02

Voluntary Psychiatric Patients May Face Exploitation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From WFAA: Many patients who check themselves into psychiatric hospitals voluntarily may have difficulty when attempting to check out. In one recent incident in Denton, Texas, a teenage girl was threatened by staff when attempting to leave a psychiatric hospital, leading to a physical confrontation between the staff and her family.

Article

22:01

Antidepressant to Blame for Frank Sinatras Failing Health "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From Fox News: According to Frank Sinatras manager Eliot Weisman, Sinatra suffered from several adverse effects of the antidepressant Elavil during his final years.

there was one behavior that concerned Weisman. He claimed Sinatra allegedly overused an antidepressant known as Elavil, which can cause numerous side effects, including blurred vision, rapid weight gain, agitation and confusion.

The effects of the prescribed drug became so severe, the press suspected Sinatra, who struggled to remember lyrics to his iconic hits and repeated anecdotes, was suffering from Alzheimers disease, Weisman said. His daughter Tina previously recalled how he became more forgetful and would at times lose his coordination and stumble.

Article

22:01

Winch "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Here is my multi vehicle portable Warren winch.
I actually started collecting pieces for it when I was living in Virginia. Aircraft rated cable, a winch switch, picked up a winch reversing relay some where. Then bought a 4.5k Warren winch "replacement core" and portable winch holder.
I focused on mobility. The problem is a real winch, big winch that is not cheap garbage could weigh over 100lb for a 12k winch, with steel cable and on a portable winch holder. Trying to move a 100lb winch, in...

Winch

22:01

Top Twenty Movie Sequels for 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

  • Pretty Woman 2: Back on the Boulevard
  • Saturday the 14th
  • Peggy Sue Got Groped
  • 4 Divorces and another Funeral
  • The Lamb Shank Redemption
  • Aladdin 2 Rise of the Caliphate
  • Definitely No Mohicans Now
  • Reverse Dutch Steamboat Willie
  • All the Presidents Tweets
  • Dial H for Harassment
  • A Fully Motorised Orange
  • Breakfast at Pret a Manger
  • Planes, Trains and Congestion Charges
  • Jaws 4 Gums
  • Star War-Crimes Tribunal
  • The Italian Redundancy Package
  • Titanic 2: Brexit
  • Oh look, theres Red October!
  • Oh! What a lovely Proxy-War
  • Educating Lolita
  • Abridged Too Far
  • The Fast & The Furious 40: Slower and Mellower
  • The Postgraduate
  • XI Men
  • Close Encounters The Prosecution Years

(from the Writers Room, aka: Cinquecento, dominic_mcg, sydalg, beau-jolly,

Mrs Sinnick, FlashArry, Oxbridge, Ealing Studios, Sinnick, Economist,

NotNowCato, riesler, Iroquois Pliskin, Titus, Penguin Books & Benvoleo)

22:00

I Quit My Day Job to Spend Two Years Coding My Dream Game! It Fucking Sucks, Please Help "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

Just two years ago, I was stuck in a 40 hour-a-week, 100K-a-year job with amazing health benefits. Sure, it was really satisfying and my work was appreciated, but it just wasnt my dream.

Ever since I was young I wanted to make an amazing video game. Admittedly, I knew nothing about coding, or computer animation, or even writing a cohesive storyBut I had moxie, guts, and the perfect idea.

It involved space pirates and women being naked. Youd play as an adventurer who fights a bunch of guys with every enemy being completely unique and there is zero grinding. Plus you could go into every single building and the environment is completely destructible.

Genius, I know.  

All I needed was to learn how to transform my grand vision into zeroes and ones, then turn that into millions in profit.

Read More From Hard Drive, The Only Ethical Gaming Journalism Site on The Internet:

So I quit my very lucrative job, cashed out my 401 K, drained my life savings, told my boss to go fuck himself, and set out to make my video game masterpiece a reality.

And it fucking sucks. Oh sweet Jesus Christ did I screw up.

First, do you know how hard coding is? Well I fucking didnt. I thought it just involved typing in all the cool stuff you wanted in your game but lo and behold Compelling protagonist and Boss that changes its moveset every time are not valid prompts in the Unreal game engine.

So I spent months and thousand...

22:00

European Commission to Assess Potential of EU-Wide Blockchain Infrastructure "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The European Commission (EC) is launching a study aimed to assess the potential of an EU-wide blockchain infrastructure.

22:00

Agency and Activism as Protective Factors for Children in the Gaza Strip "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Gazaian children on different locations in and around Gaza city during the cease fire after the 2008-2009 Gaza conflict. (Photo Credit: Flickr)

How to Tell If Youve Had Fun Playing Cuphead "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

Cuphead has sold more than a million copies worldwide, and youve logged more than 20 hours playing it, but are you having a good time? It can be very difficult to tell.

Yes, the bosses are challenging but why does your jaw hurt from excessive clenching? You can only say The graphics are amazing so many times before people suspect youre dodging the real question: did you actually enjoy this experience?

Here are some helpful hints for figuring out if youre actually enjoying Cuphead or if youre just an electric Sisyphus compulsively pushing a digital rock uphill with your thumbs without reason or reward. Lets find out:

Does Your TV Have a Controller-Shaped Hole in It?

If the answer is No, then congratulations! You might very well be enjoying yourself! Who knows? Youve died eight hundred times and that 40-inch beauty is still flickering. Good work!
Youre a zen master and the worries and troubles of the mortal world are but ripples on the surface of a pond to you.

Do You Fucking HATE Cups Now?

Trust me, I GET it. You want to smash every convex shape in your house and start making your coffee in the bathroom sink and drinking it with your hands. Youve thought about it but if you havent done it, then youre probably having an alright time. This is a good sign. Youre not drinking off of plates out of spite. lets keep going.

Read More From Hard Drive:

Do You Wish There Was a Save Point From Before You Bought the Game?

It was only $20, but thats money you couldve spent on a game you couldve actually have beaten! Like that puzzle box from the Hellraiser movies. Or a six-dimensional Rubiks Cube. Instead here you are staring for hours at stylish Max Fleischer style characters, on the same beautifully hand-painted water color backgrou...

22:00

Global Network Hashrate Turns Against Bitcoin Cash Once Again "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Things have been rather uneasy in the world of cryptocurrency this weekend. Bitcoin Cash had a good run, but things are slowly coming to an end. Most of the mining power is also coming back to Bitcoin as we speak. With BCH being more difficult and less profitable to mine, a crisis is seemingly averted. This doesnt mean Bitcoin it out of the woods entirely, though. This tense situation will firmly remain in place for quite some time to come.

The big story this weekend how Bitcoin Cash successfully had more hashpower than Bitcoin. As a result, the Bitcoin network came to a proverbial standstill. Fees were skyrocketing and transaction delays were painful to watch. A lot of miners moved to BCH due to sheer profitability. An understandable decision, to say the least, but also a very dangerous one. So far, it seems the situation is reversing once again.

Bitcoin Cash Hashrate Drops Like a Brick

With Bitcoin successfully reclaiming the majority of hashpower, an inverted situation is created. It is now Bitcoin Cash which struggles to get transactions confirmed. Additionally, users are forced to include slightly higher transaction fees. Some transactions take several hours to successfully confirm, which is pretty problematic, to say the least. It is evident this attack against Bitcoin has failed in its mission. It is now the BCH crowd claiming how Core supporters are attacking their network.

None of this means the Bitcoin price will go up again by definition, though. In fact, it may continue to go down for some time to come. A lot of people have sent coins to exchange for trading days ago. Those transfers are only now getting confirmed one by one. With still over 124,000 unconfirmed transactions to go through, things will not improve all that much in the coming hours. It is a very tense situation that is well worth keeping an eye on.

The bigger question is what will happen to Bitcoin Cash in the future. The value per BCH is still inflated even while the network is struggling. It is evident something will need to give in this regard. It is all part of a very tense situation which still haunts the Bitcoin ecosystem as a whole to this very day. This battle is far from over, that much is rather evident...

22:00

Autism in Black and.... Pink "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Kim Rossi What does autism look like in your home? I have three flavors here, having three daughters on the spectrum. This is Mia's closet. She wears blue jeans and a pink top during the day, and changes into...

21:50

SURPRISE! Senator Dianne Feinstein & Dems Introduce Bill to BAN HUNDREDS of GUNS in America "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Democrats are coming for your guns. And they arent making many exceptions.

Seriously, its true. California senator Dianne Feinstein just released a gun control bill. And, boy, is it a doozy.

Check it out:

From the Washington Examiner:

The bill sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and other Senate Democrats would make it illegal to sell more than 200 types of semi-automatic weapons as well as magazines holding more than ten rounds of ammunition. The proposal would also ban devices that ramp up firing speed, such as the bump stock used in the Las Vegas shooting last month.

Theres wrongheaded legislation, and theres just wrong legislation. The Feinstein bill is an example of the latter. Just from the looks of it, the bill would ban a huge number of guns on the market, without little exception.

21:48

Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis Can BTG/USD Resume Uptrend? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin gold price after trading above $450 against the US Dollar corrected lower.
  • There is a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance at $300 on the hourly chart of BTG/USD (data feed from Bitfinex).
  • The price is correcting higher from $180, but it is facing a major hurdle on the upside.

Bitcoin gold price declined sharply from $480 against the US Dollar. BTG/USD is recovering, but might struggle to break the $300 level.

Bitcoin Gold Price Resistance

During the past few sessions, there was a lot of action in bitcoin gold price (just like bitcoin cash) as it moved above the $400 level against the US Dollar. The price climbed higher and formed a new all-time high near $480. Later, it faced a lot of offers and started a downside move below $400. It broke the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $120 low to $480 high. The recent low was at $183 from where the price started a new upside wave.

It has moved above the $250 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Buyers also succeeded in breaking the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $480 high to $183 low. On the upside, there is a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance at $300 on the hourly chart of BTG/USD. The trend line resistance is near the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $480 high to $183 low. Therefore, the $300 level is an important resistance for more gains in BTG.

Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis BTG USD

On the downside, the $250 level and the 100 hourly SMA are decent supports and buy zones in the near term.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for BTG/USD is attempting to move back in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for BTG/USD is now back above the 50 level.

Major Support Level $250

Major Resistance Level $300

 

Charts courtesy ...

21:46

Trans-Pacific Follies: Australia Asleep as Canada Wakes Up "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

It was as dreary as listening to the formulaic assessments of political economy by an unreconstructed Leninist.  But Sunday morning with Steve Ciobo, Australias trade minister, was such an occasion.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, withering away on the branch of false optimism, has been an instrument of deserved suspicion and opprobrium from popular movements across countries suspicious about the paternalistic follies of their governments.  It was precisely opposition to such a proposed agreement, negotiated in total secrecy away from the prying eyes of public interest groups, that fuelled the campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump during the 2016 US presidential elections.

Even Hillary Clinton, whose husband was a vital figure behind initiating the North American Free Trade Agreement during the 1990s, began to chew some of the anti-free trade cud close to her ignominious defeat.

No free trade faith quite matches the monomania of Australian governments.  Since the 1980s, liberalising and opening the economy has been an unshakeable trajectory, a punishing, stripping dogma that insists that being economically open is liberally good, and closed, parochially bad.

While other states have wised up to the idea that total openness is a recipe for local instability, estrangement, and disaster, the Australian response has been unshakeable: keep borders open and corporations content, except when it comes to refugees who arrive by boat.  As Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull has insisted with staid predictability, the TPP creates rules of the road to match the new economic world in which were living.

For all this, Australias own industries have been supplanted.  Energy and banking oligopolies have been given free rein to operate.  Property prices in Sydney and Melbourne are reaching stratospheric heights, and the current government is promising to partly subsidise what will become one of the worlds largest, and environmentally destructive, of white elephants: the Carmichael coal mine in Queensland.

Most telling of all is that the free traders have no interest in considering data of such irrefutable weight it should put an end to that unfortunately lingering religion.  The US-Australian Free Trade agreement remains a matter of considerable loss to Australia, limiting rather than extending markets and access to Australian producers, and showing the countrys diplomatic crew as inept, ill-informed and, in the final analysis, sycophantic.

None of these points concern the bemused Ciobo. Ideology has already set the tone in this field. When the United States announced, through President Donald J. Trump, that it would have no truck with the TPP, the Australian delegation was left baffled but unmoved.  The remaining states would keep the ship steady.

Now t...

21:46

KABOOM! Massive explosion at main Bahrain oil pipeline - Saudi quisling immediately blames Iran for 'terrorist sabotage' (VIDEOS) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Kingdom of Bahrain has claimed that Friday's explosion on the only pipeline that supplies oil from Saudi Arabia was somehow linked to Iran, opening a new chapter of hostilities between Tehran and the Sunni Gulf states. "The incident was an act of sabotage and a dangerous act of terrorism aimed at harming the higher interests of the nation and the safety of the people," read a statement from Bahrain's interior ministry. "Terrorist acts witnessed by the country in the recent period are carried out through direct contacts and instructions from Iran," the statement claimed. Comment: This is the Bahrainian equivalent of 'Russia did it': the truth is, Bahrain's Sunni minority has been desperately clinging to power since the Arab Spring in 2011. All all the regimes that should have toppled, this is one of them, and it survived thanks only to massive US military support. While Bahrain often blames Iran for backing an insurgency that has plagued the country after authorities suppressed the so-called Arab Spring protests in 2011, Tehran has repeatedly denied any involvement. It also says that it is not behind the latest incident.

21:45

Forget the Bogus Republican Reform: Heres What Real Tax Reform Would Look Like "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Forget the Bogus Republican Reform: Heres What Real Tax Reform Would Look Like by Charles Hugh Smith Of Two Minds The point is to end the current system in which billionaires get all the privileges and financial benefits of...

The post Forget the Bogus Republican Reform: Heres What Real Tax Reform Would Look Like appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:45

Color Tipped Scarf in Gentle Giant "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Who can resist a scarf knit up in something called Gentle Giant? And who doesnt need a blast of bright color to chase away the winter doldrums? Wrap yourself in this high-spirited Color Tipped Scarf and everyday is a sunny one!

Color Tipped Scarf in Gentle Giant | Purl Soho

Gentle Giant, our loosely spun single-ply pure merino, knits up fast at just 1 stitches to the inch. Cast on a few stitches and before you know it, youre binding off!

Color Tipped Scarf in Gentle Giant | Purl Soho

We picked from our new palette of Gentle Giant for these scarves, using colors like Parakeet Yellow, Super Pink, and Rose Violet. We love the party these colors are bringing, but be sure to check out all twelve of our Color Tipped Scarf in Gentle Giant Bundles, plenty for every mood!

Color Tipped Scarf in Gentle Giant | Purl Soho

Twelve palettes, plus kid and adult sizes, also means you can make a different scarf for every person in your family, neighborhood, or book club. What to make for presents this year? Check!

Color Tipped Scarf in Gentle Giant | Purl Soho

Materials

21:45

Drums of Big War Heard in Middle East "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Summing up the recent events in the Middle East leads to the conclusion that the threat of a Saudi-Iranian war is looking increasingly credible as tensions rise in the Middle East.

21:44

New Colors of Gentle Giant! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Named for its soft texture and oversize stitches, Gentle Giant is all optimism and light, and this season were introducing six new colors that match its exuberance!

New Colors of Gentle Giant! | Purl Soho

Among the new colors are retina-scorching Super Pink and Super Yellow, above. True neons, we love throwing a Super in with almost anything else for an unexpected blast of color. Also pictured above, Parakeet Yellow is, for us, the ultimate shade of yellow, not too lemony, not too gold, just perfectly sunny.

New Colors of Gentle Giant! | Purl Soho

The three other new colors are Rose Violet, Sugar Maple, and Honey Amber, at the bottom of the stack above. Rich and saturated, theyre especially spicy and warm, and they make us feel happy just being around them!

New Colors of Gentle Giant! | Purl Soho

We dipped into this palette to reconsider our classic Color Tipped Scarf. Originally in Worsted Twist, we love them now in big, playful Gentle Giant in blazing colors goes a long way, especially on a gray day.

New Colors of Gentle Giant! | Purl Soho

But scarves are just one of the projects that lend themselves to this eminently cozy yarn. Check out our entire gallery of free Gentle Giant projects and rewrite your own color story!

New Colors of Gentle Giant! | Purl Soho

And be sure, also, to browse our collection of all 21 Gentle Giant colors, wonderful for mixing and matching!

New Colors of Gentle Giant! | Purl Soho

21:42

$43m Bhutan conservation fund announced "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Bhutan government, WWF, donors and partners from around the world are to create a $43 million fundthe first of its kind in Asiato protect Bhutans protected areas.

21:42

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

- Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ Good evening, Im still reporting on: Facebook's Billionaire Immortal Overlords, 1885 Synopsis: Good evening, Im still reporting on Big Brother. Sorry, but Ive been on travel for the last 4 days. Have you ever wondered how all the social media titans can be so far left of center that supporting simple, self-governance by we, the people is today seen as an outmoded and destructive cultural fad of the days of yore? Academically, my knee-jerk response was control. Control of the population means maximum profits for them, and some form of slavery for us. I mean, the rule of law was not built for the uber-rich; it was created to protect we, the little people from the tyranny of the uber-rich. The entire concept of representative governance is now threatened by media-approved creations like Antifa and the Deep State ministry of propaganda better known as the NYT, WaPo, CNN-MSNBC axis. Not since the Robber Barrons ruled the East Coast over a century ago, has the rule of law been so completely disregarded as has been the case since the Clintons, Bushs and Obamas came to the Beltway. But understanding how they thought was no more than a theory, unbacked by hard evidence until a few days ago. Last Thursday, the mindset of these noveau-riche, tech-titans was put on shocking display by Tucker Carlson: [insert] For me that answers a lot of questions. And thats why I say that Im still reporting from the one-time free speech capitol of the world. Good day. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; https://www.SeaShellDiamondGallery.com - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 https://preparewith.com/Bill.Still - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, Call Tom @ 843-729-7837, website: https://www.TopShelfWater.com Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States po...

21:39

People Have Become A Sort of Radioactive Waste: Mayak Is Everywhere "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mayak is everywhere. Rosatom may be polluting a Mayak near you: by reprocessing spent nuclear fuel from your nearby nuclear power station, by building a nuclear power station that will later send its spent fuel to Russia for reprocessing, or by loading your neighbouring nuclear plant with reprocessed uranium fuel from Mayak. Rosatoms operation in Mayak illustrates that the nuclear industry is not interested in people. After all, 60 years since the disaster the people around Mayak are a sort of radioactive waste. http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/nuclear-reaction/Mayak-anniversary-radioactive-waste-rosatom/blog/60344 Not just in Russia, but Russias loves to broadcast the problems in the US and elsewhere, whereas Greenpeace and Bellona are among the few who raise the alarm about Russia. Rosatom is owned by the Russian government and answers to President Putin.

From Greenpeace: People have become a sort of radioactive waste.
Blogpost by Jan Haverkamp 29 September, 2017 at 14:30
Those words were spoken to me by the Russian human rights lawyer, Nadezhda Kutepova. For years she, with her NGO, Planet of Hopes, defended people who suffer in one of the most radioactively polluted places on this planet: the area surrounding the nuclear waste and reprocessing complex, Mayak, in Russias Southern Urals. Kutepova continues to stand up for her people from Paris where she has been exiled to because she was no longer safe in her home town. She made the comment when we were discussing the latest radiation measurement findings that Greenpeace published this week. http://act.gp/2wimBN2

...

21:38

Skepticon rejects Bolingbrooks bid to host 2018 convention (Fiction) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Despite secret lobbying efforts from the Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce, Skepticon officially chose St. Louis as their new host city.

We are disappointed in Skepticons choice, said a source within the Chamber.  We feel that we had a competitive bid, and we feel that Bolingbrook is a great site for any convention.

Skepticon, which describes itself as The largest free skeptic conference in the nation, and possibly the universe, is known for its coverage of both skeptical and social justice issues.  Sources within the Chamber say that winning the Skepticon bid could have been a big boost to tourism in Bolingbrook.

Sure, Skepticon is filled with so-called social justice activists, said another source.  But they would have been our social justice activists, and even the most die-hard social justice activists need to spend money on food and hotels.  We could have made huge profits if wed gotten this convention.  Just look at what it did for Springfield, MO.

Sources within the Skepticon organization said they were flattered by Bolingbrooks bid, but never seriously considered it.

One source, who asked to be called Rose, explained the reasons: Most of us live in Missouri, so Bolingbrook is too far away for us.  Plus, most of the venues in Bolingbrook are too small for us.  The only place that we could hold it in was the Bolingbrook Golf Club, and even the discounted price was too much for us.

The sources said they appreciated Bolingbrooks efforts to make new homes accessible for people with disabilities, but cited other problems with Bolingbrook.  Among them were: a lack of public transportation options from both Chicago airports; a lack of sidewalks in Bolingbrook; and the distance between hotels and nearby restaurants.

Another source, who asked to be called Steve, had harsher words for Bolingbrook:  We could not, in good conscience, go to Bolingbrook. Its mayor not only endorsed Trump but raised money for him as well.  We dont expect our host mayors to be perfect, but (Mayor Roger Claar) is too far from perfect for us to move Skepticon to his community.

Publicly, Skepticon denied ever receiving a bid from the Bolingbrook Chamber:  We have no record of such a bid, and were skeptic...

21:38

PHP 7.2 Benchmarks, Performance Of PHP 5.3 To PHP 7.2 On AMD EPYC "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With PHP 7.2 due for release before month's end and the final release candidate (RC6) already available that in essence is very close to the final build, here are some fresh benchmarks from PHP 5.3 through PHP 7.2 RC6 while using an AMD EPYC Tyan server...

21:37

Syrian Army Resumes Operation Against ISIS South Of Mayadin, East Of Sukhna-Deir Ezzor Highway (Map) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF), led by the Tiger Forces, have resumed their operations against ISIS near Mayadin city. According to pro-government sources, government troops have passed about 30km southeast of it. The SAA and the NDF have also advanced against ISIS and reached the settlements of Bir Duhul and Al-Duhul.

The SAA and the NDF faced little ISIS resistance during their advance because a major part of ISIS members had withdrawn from the desert area. ISIS is now focusing in clashing with government troops in al-Bukamal.

The government advance will put an additional pressure on ISIS members in the border area and would contribute to a joint effort of the SAA and Hezbollah to secure al-Bukamal.

Syrian Army Resumes Operation Against ISIS South Of Mayadin, East Of Sukhna-Deir Ezzor Highway (Map)

Click to see the full-size map

The post Syrian Army Resumes Operation Against ISIS South Of Mayadin, East Of Sukhna-Deir Ezzor Highway (Map) appeared first on .

21:36

Anti bacterial soap. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ok, here is a problem. It seems like most every manufacture big and small has stopped making anti bacteria soap and other personal care products. My lovely bride and I have been makng our own soaps for a few years now and are looking for ways to make our soap anti bacteria!
I have the curse of Stink foot and pits, no amount of soap or treatments outside the medical field will do any thing. Ever since the manufactures stopped the anti bacterials, I have been S.O.L. The covering up with pit...

Anti bacterial soap.

21:35

Investigators probe Sam Clovis for Trump knowledge of campaign's Russia dealings "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has questioned Sam Clovis, co-chairman of President Donald Trump's election campaign, to determine if Trump or top aides knew of the extent of the campaign team's contacts with Russia, two sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday. The focus of the questions put to Clovis by Mueller's team has not been previously reported. "The ultimate question Mueller is after is whether candidate Trump and then President-elect Trump knew of the discussions going on with Russia, and who approved or even directed them," said one source. "That is still just a question."

21:35

Anti-Immigration Youths Receive Para-Military Training "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Generation Identity at a recent event in the UKGeneration Identity at a recent event in the UK (Photo: Video screenshot)

 

Young, right-wing European youths are reportedly attending military-style training camps in France, according to Newsweek magazine, which based its report on a newly-released documentary by Britains ITV.

Members of the anti-immigration UK Independent Party also reportedly attended the training camps.

The youth are part of a pan-European movement called Generation Identitaire (Generation Identity) and are dedicated to preserving what they term the ethno-cultural identity of Europe. The group opposes multiculturalism, mass immigration and the Islamization of Europe, according to its talking points.

Although it says its dedicated to non-violence, reporters from ITV who infiltrated the group claim members bragged about receiving para-military training at the camps for two hours a day.

It was really good, one of the trainees allegedly said. We had like a mock demonstration. It was like really realistic because they had like pepper spray, everything. It was really organized.

Members of the group criticized the documentary, calling it fake news and saying that remarks from members were taken out of context.

In a video (see below) responding to the documentary, founder of the group, Martin Sellner, a 28-year-old student activist from Austria, states the group has no secret agenda.

Sellner says the press likes to paint the group as a white supremacist organization, literally Hitler in disguise, yet he claims that the group is not fighting against a certain group of people but against a system. [We] are not advocating a genocidal or people-hating ideology.

 

 

Sellner says the group is f...

21:35

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A serial leak of the agencys cyberweapons has damaged morale, slowed intelligence operations and resulted in hacking attacks on businesses and civilians worldwide.

21:30

Credibility of Supreme Court Has Come Under Serious Threat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Chief Justice of Indias actions reflect a complete neglect of the rule of law and have put the acceptability and respect the highest court of justice commands in jeopardy.

Supreme Court of India. Credit: Reuters

Supreme Court of India. Credit: Reuters

Chief Justice Warren E. Burger of the US Supreme Court made a profound statement that A sense of confidence in the courts is essential to maintain the fabric of ordered liberty for a fr...

21:30

Study: we have the global warming physical process backwards "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology The missing piece of the climate puzzle In classrooms and everyday conversation, explanations of global warming hinge on the greenhouse gas effect. In short, climate depends on the balance between two different kinds of radiation: The Earth absorbs incoming visible light from the sun, called shortwave radiation, and emits

21:28

GNU Linux-libre 4.14-gnu Released, Still A Battle Deblobbing Driver Firmware "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Free Software Foundation Latin America team are once again punctual in delivering their updated GNU Linux-libre kernel...

21:25

Counting Costs of Bitcoins Big Three Drops of 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin has had three noticeable drops this year. With the third and latest one seeing 29 percent loss of growth, it was not even the biggest.

21:24

Smog chokes Indian capital as emergency measures fail to bring relief "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Image may contain: one or more people, sky, bridge and outdoor

A woman walks across a field on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) A thick cloud of toxic smog 10 times the recommended limit enveloped Indias capital, New Delhi, on Monday, as government officials struggled to tackle a public health crisis that is well into its second week.

A U.S. embassy measure showed levels of poisonous airborne particles, known as PM 2.5, had reached 498 on Monday afternoon, compared with the upper limit of good quality air at 50.

Indias weather office said rain was forecast over the next three days which could help clear the smog.

Light rainfall is likely in states surrounding Delhi and in Delhi over the next three days, and this could result in a change in wind pattern in the region, Charan Singh, a scientist at India Meteorological Department, told Reuters.

Smog will start to abate starting tomorrow.

But Skymet, Indias only private weather forecaster, said dense smog would continue over Delhi and the surrounding area for at least the next two days.

The Supreme Court is due to hear a petition filed by a New Delhi lawyer to direct government authorities to tackle the intolerable and unbearable air pollution.

The Delhi state government declared a public health emergency last week after pollution levels spiked, a yearly phenomenon blamed on a combination of illegal crop burning in northern states, vehicle exhaust and dust.

Over the weekend, authorities began using fire trucks to spray water in parts of the capital to keep the dust and other air particles down, but it has had little effect.

A senior federal government official said there was little more that could be done.

We can only do this much, and now we will have to wait for rains to clean the atmosphere, said Prashant Gargava, an official at the Central Pollution Control Board.

A man walks through smog near Delhi, India November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Gargava, who is in charge of monitoring air quality, said Delhis air has been consistently in the hazardous zone, despite measures such as a halt to construction and increasi...

21:24

Bill Gates purchases Arizona land to build future smart city "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bill Gates is developing the City of the Future in Arizona

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, has chosen Arizona to build his future smart city by purchasing a plot of 25,000 acres of land in the south western region of the United States.

The area, which is a 45-minutes drive from west of Phoenix in an area called the West Valley off I-10 near Tonopah, costs $80 million, said Belmont Partners, a real estate investment group based in Arizona who closed the deal for the plot of land from one of Gates investment firms.

The proposed community, planned to spread across 25,000 acres, will be called Belmont, and the goal is to convert the land into its own smart city, according to Belmont Partners.

Belmont will create a forward-thinking community with a communication and infrastructure spine that embraces cutting-edge technology, designed around high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and distribution models, autonomous vehicles and autonomous logistics hubs, the group says in a news release.

Of the 25,000 acres, 3,800 acres will be used for office, retail, and commercial space, while another 470 acres will be used for public schools, which would leave enough space for 80,000 residential units.

Comparable in square miles and projected population to Tempe, Arizona, Belmont will transform a raw, blank slate into a purpose-built edge city built around a flexible infrastructure model, Belmont Properties said.

They even added that the future smart city will enjoy tomorrows technologies such as an autonomous vehicle infrastructure, autonomous logistic hubs, and more upon completion of the project.

Arizona Technology Councils Executive Emeritus Ronald Schott said the land Gates company purchased is in a good spot,which is in part due to the proposed I-11 freeway, which would run right through Belmont and connect to Las Vegas.

Bill Gates is known for innovation and those kind of things, and I think he picked the right place, said Schott, which is in part due to the proposed I-11 freeway.

Hes coming to Arizona. Finally Arizonas being recognized for being a place for innovation, Schott added.

As of now, theres no word on when construction of the project will start. This is a developing story and we will keep you updated.

Check out the video below:

Source:KGW

The post B.........

21:23

Another Holistic Doctor Found Dead "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dr. Annie Fairbanks, a holistic doctor in Arizona, was found shot dead in her home on Friday along with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 9 month old son. She is the 77th holistic doctor [...]

21:23

BREAKING: 77th Holistic Doctor Shot Dead in Her AZ Home with Her Entire Family "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Joe Martino, Collective Evolution
Waking Times

Dr. Annie Fairbanks, a holistic doctor practicing out of Arizona, was found shot dead in her home with husband Jason Fairbanks, 3 year old daughter and 9 month old son. This makes the 77th holistic doctor to have been found dead in this way over the past couple of years.

Sgt. Ben Hoster, a spokesman for the Scottsdale Police Department, stated that the police do not believe any other parties are involved. This essentially means there are no suspects and that this is likely a murder-suicide. Even the local paper is calling it that. Oddly, this statement and conclusion was made just hours after the incident took place, hardly giving anyone enough time to make a call like that.

This is an isolated incident, Hoster told reporters during a news conference in the neighbourhood on Friday afternoon.  We do not believe there are any outstanding suspects.

Annie Fairbanks and her 9 month old son. Photo: Facebook.

The family ran a health practice called Macrotherapy, which focused on natural and holistic healing. Its unclear whether or not the practice was employing new or outside the box methods like GcMAF, but further investigations should tell us.

GcMAF (Glycoprotein Macrophage Activating Factor) is a protein made by our body and is pretty much the director of our immune system. Our immune...

21:22

Saudi Arabia holds first women's basketball tournament "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Manama: Saudi Arabia held its first basketball tournament for women in the Red Sea city of Jeddah on Saturday - a first for the country. University of Business and Technology beat Dar Al Hekma University at a game held in King Abdullah Sports City - attended exclusively by women. "The event demonstrated women's passion for sports and this game undoubtedly gives greater impetus to other events that will increase interest and calls among women to promote the concept of community sports," Leena Al Maeena, Member of the Shura Council and a founding member of the Jeddah United basketball team, said, quoted by Saudi daily Okaz on Sunday. The event, which included other sporting activities, started with an opening match between Jeddah United and Sadad, followed by games by the other six teams in the competition for the title.

21:20

Angela Merkels New Germany "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From welcoming refugees to improving gender equality, German Chancellor Angela Merkels talent at bridging social and political divides has made Germanys transformation into an open society possible. This, not economic policy, has been the greatest achievement of her tenure.

21:19

US House of Rep. to vote on giving Amazon $53 billion deal to become main Pentagon supplier "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Members of the US House of Representatives and Senate Armed Services committees announced Wednesday that they have reached agreement on the proposed $700 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual defense spending bill. This astronomical figure-an $80 billion increase over spending in 2016 and roughly $26 billion more than was requested by President Donald Trump-is a clear signal that the US will expand its ongoing wars around the world and is preparing to engage in far broader conflicts potentially involving North Korea, Iran, Russia, and China. The NDAA will now be voted on by the House of Representatives, where it has been rubber-stamped every year since 1961, before being signed into law by Trump. While reporting by the bourgeois press on the NDAA has been limited overall, a key section of the bill, titled "Procurement Through Commercial E-Commerce Portals," has been almost entirely overlooked. This section establishes the framework whereby Amazon will be able to corner the market for Defense Department procurements worth roughly $53 billion, and its inclusion in the NDAA is a product of the direct links connecting Amazon with the state and military-intelligence apparatus.

21:17

Liberals want to change the French language, detractors painted as not keeping up with changing times "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Moves to make French more female-friendly have sparked impassioned debate in France, with an appalled Academie Francaise warning of a "mortal danger" to the language of Moliere. At the centre of the debate is the growing use of formulations such as "lecteur.rice.s" for the word "readers" to embrace both genders. Several government ministries, universities and labour unions use so-called "inclusive writing", but it had largely escaped public notice -- until this autumn when it turned up in an elementary school history textbook. The Academie Francaise, the arbiter of the French language which has inducted just eight women since its foundation in 1635, did not mince words. "In the face of this 'inclusive' aberration, the French language finds itself in mortal danger," the body intoned.

21:16

Saudi Arabia and israel Know They Cannot Defeat Iran, Want to Drag the US into an Uncontainable War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Saudi Arabia and Israel Know They Cannot Defeat Iran, Want to Drag the US into an Uncontainable War There is considerable confusion about what is occurring in the Middle East, to include much discussion of whether Israel and Saudi Arabia have formally agreed to combine forces to increase both military and economic pressure on Iran, []

21:16

#Korydallos: Prisoners Letter to the Ministry of Justice Announces Creation of a Legal Committee "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Letter to the Ministry of Justice by the Prisoner Struggle Committee- Korydallos Prison (women and mens prison).

korydallos2

Originally published by Athens Indymedia. Translated by Black Cat.

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.

Korydallos: Prisoners Letter to the Ministry of Justice Announces Creation of a Legal Committee

November 9th 2017

TO THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE (concerning Mr. Stavros Kontonis)

To the Secretary General of counter-crime policy Mr. Eftychios Fytrakis

To the General Coordinator of Correctional Facilities Mr. Pavlos Doulamis.

In the context of our mobilization in prison against the new correctional bill, a legal committee has been created which will amplify our voices beyond prison walls. At the same time the committee will keep us informed on the developments regarding the new cor...

21:16

A Strategic View "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

My friend Aaron T. suggested this book to me.

Usually I read military history in an attempt to extract a big picture of events from the details.

Victor Davis Hansons new book is a strategic view of WWII [amazn] treating the war as a set of overlapping strategic problems that are discussed individually. To put it mildly, I find this fascinating. At first I felt a bit put off because some aspects of the war appear to be viewed repetitively I was wondering is this a bunch of articles that have been bound together? before I realized that the intent was to make his arguments stand on their own, in each area. When I read something critically, I am constantly weighing whether the author is pulling any tricks or putting his thumb on the scale and even with my skepticism sensitivity knob on 11 I dont catch anything in Hansons analysis that seems unfair. There are parts that make me uncomfortable, such as frank discussion of the value of the strategic bombing campaign and the question of how much it shortened the war (Hansons answer: it shortened it enough that it was probably a wash, trading dead Japanese and German civilians for dead Jews and Russian and other European civilians).

Im used to reading military history that focuses on a narrow area for example: the North Africa Campaign and the various events and trade-offs that theater commanders had to deal with. From that, I try to draw some conclusions, usually Wow, that was badly run or Rommel was overrated. Then, I check those conclusions against my memory and other things Ive read and see if they hold up. My experience reading this book is very different Hanson drops the conclusions and the facts from which they are drawn, and sometimes digs down to a necessary level of detail, but otherwise maintains his attention at the level of the big trade-offs: the axis did not coordinate its grand strategy effectively because Hitler was an impulsive gambler prone to sneak attacks. Reading an account of the Russia campaign, its pretty easy to see that Hitlers decision-making was bad, but Im not used to thinking about how Hitlers strategic blunders affected Mussolinis which, of course, they did.

When World War I broke out in 1939, Germany did not have a serious plan for defeating those enemies, present of future, that were positioned well beyond its own borders. Unlike its more distant adversaries, the Third Reich had neither an adequate blue water navy nor a strategic bombing fleet, anchored by escort fig...

21:15

Vietnam and China agree to back off conflicts in South China Sea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

POOL/AFP | Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shakes hands with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang (R) at the presidential palace in Hanoi

HANOI (AFP)  Vietnam and China agreed Monday to back away from conflicts in the South China Sea, in a move aimed at easing tensions over Beijings claims to most of the waterway.

The communist neighbours have long-sparred over the sea to which Brunei, Taiwan and the Philippines also have partial claims through which $5 trillion in shipping trade passes annually.

China has built artificial islands and airstrips capable of hosting military installations in the sea, which is believed to sit atop vast oil and gas deposits.

Hanoi and Beijing agreed Monday to keep the peace in the sea, the countries said in a joint statement during a state visit to Hanoi by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Tensions flared earlier this year when Vietnam suspended an oil exploration project in an area off its coast that China claims as its own, reportedly following pressure from Beijing.

Relations hit rock bottom in 2014 when Beijing moved an oil rig into waters claimed by Vietnam, sparking weeks of protests.

On Sunday US President Donald Trump offered to use his negotiation prowess to help Vietnam resolve the long-simmering tensions.

If I can help mediate or arbitrate, please let me know I am a very good mediator, Trump said on his own state visit to Hanoi at the tail end of his marathon tour of Asia.

But on Monday, China appeared to take a swipe at his offer.

We hope non-regional countries can respect the regional countries efforts in maintaining the regional stability of the South China Sea, and play a constructive role in this aspect, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular press briefing.

Trump was in Manila Monday for meetings with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and several other countries.

Later Monday China and ASEAN, which includes Vietnam, were expected to announce in Manila that they have agreed to beg...

21:15

Anyone Else Want To Call For A Market Crash? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Anyone Else Want To Call For A Market Crash? by Avi Gilburt GoldSeek Hindenburg omens. Market valuations. Record low volatility. And, I am only scratching the surface of all the reasons paraded before investors as to why this market...

The post Anyone Else Want To Call For A Market Crash? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:15

EXT4 In Linux 4.15 Gets Online Resizing When Using Bigalloc, Corruption Fixes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ted Ts'o was quick to send in the EXT4 file-system and fscrypt file-system encryption framework changes for the just-opened Linux 4.15 merge window...

21:15

Ominous Russophobia in America "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

...Intense anti-Russian sentiment in America risks the unthinkable possible catastrophic nuclear war, humanitys survival at stake.

21:12

First Group of Refugees Evacuated From Libya to Niger by UN "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In June 2015, Royal Navy ship HMS Enterprise replaced HMS Bulwark in the mission to rescue migrants crossing the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy. Credit: Wikipedia

In June 2015, Royal Navy ship HMS Enterprise replaced HMS Bulwark in the mission to rescue migrants crossing the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy. Credit: Wikipedia

Tunis: A group of 25 refugees have been evacuated from Libya to Niger to have resettlement claims processed, in the first operation of its kind from the North African country, the United Nations said on Sunday.

The move is part of efforts to provide protection for refugees and other vulnerable migrants who travel to Libya, often intending to attempt the dangerous sea crossing to Italy.

Many are trapped in smuggling networks or detention centres where they are exposed to a range of abuses including rape and torture that have been widely documented by human rights organisations and UN agencies.

About 43,000 refugees and asylum seekers registered by...

21:09

BREAKING: Two killed again in Wereng Village of Plateau "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Barely five days after the killings of nine persons in Diyan another attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen has again ambushed two people last night in Wereng village of Riyom Local Government Area, of Plateau State. New Telegraph gathered that the affected victims were ambushed along Kum-Wereng road without the knowledge of the community members. Plateau Youth Council Chairman of Riyom LGA, Mr Solomon Dachung who confirmed said the victims were discovered dead, Monday morning by some villagers who raised alarm. Security authorities have confirmed the incident, but have not released details of the...

The post BREAKING: Two killed again in Wereng Village of Plateau appeared first on Newtelegraph.

21:07

Why does RT have to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act but not AIPAC? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Foreign Agents Registration Act Marked by History of Politicization, Selective Enforcement The singling out of RT for treatment as a foreign agent while entities such as Al Jazeera and AIPAC are ignored reflects a history of selective enforcement and the politicization of the Foreign Agents Registration Act. by Whitney Webb Though it garnered []

21:06

Who will Evaluate the China Deal for WV, When? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

China has dangled an $84 billion capital investment -- unreal!

The big West Virginia deal in China, value to be determined

Essay by S. Tom Bond, Retired Chemist & Resident Farmer, Lewis County, WV

While in China, President Trump signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreements talking about investing $250 billion in the U. S. One MOU is for China Energy Investment Corp. to invest $83.7 billion in shale gas development and chemical manufacturing projects in West Virginia over two decades, according to a statement from the WV Department of Commerce. For comparison, West Virginias Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the worth of all goods and services produced in the state for a year, is in the neighborhood of $66 billion.

A MOU is not a contract, little more than a statement saying we are thinking about this project. We should do a lot of thinking about this one. Over the last 46 years, U. S. capital has flowed to China, and the Chinese have managed to accumulate very substantial capital themselves.

However, the Communist party has maintained firm control and Xi Jinpeng, Trumps opposite number, was elevated to the same status as Mao Zedong. As thoughtful citizens know, some three-fourths of the disposable part of U. S. tax money goes into our military, designed to resist the advance of Communism, including China and North Korea. Russia is still strongly influenced by Communism.

That U. S. investment has built up China at the same time we have built up a military to defend against them, witness the pivot to Asia. Doesn this seem to be self-contradictory? The result is that China is a rising power. The headline says China GDP Growth Eases to 6.8% in Third Quarter 2017. For the U. S. the corresponding figure is at a more or less constant 2.8%.

Consider the proposed big deal in West Virginia. Chinese companies competing with American companies? Will they bring their own workers, as they have for projects in Africa? Will they hire American workers, pay American wages and benefits, work them American standard hours, etc.? Wont they want cheap Chinese labor (remember Trumps statement I am always going to put America first, the same way that I expect all of you in this room to put your countries first.) Remember the old adage He that pays the piper calls the tune. Will the Chinese give that up?

Then there is the language problem, and our submerged racial attitude toward our smaller,....

21:05

The Fascists Are Back "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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

Discuss

IndyWatch The Wire All Topics Summary Archiver

Go Back:30 Days | 7 Days | 2 Days | 1 Day

IndyWatch The Wire All Topics Summary Today.

Go Forward:1 Day | 2 Days | 7 Days | 30 Days

IndyWatch The Wire All Topics Summary was generated at The Wire IndyWatch.

Resource generated at IndyWatch using aliasfeed and rawdog