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Thursday, 17 August

09:30

John Lanchester: It Zucks! "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

I am scared of Facebook. The companys ambition, its ruthlessness, and its lack of a moral compass scare me. It goes back to that moment of its creation, Zuckerberg at his keyboard after a few drinks creating a website to compare peoples appearance, not for any real reason other than that he was able to do it. Thats the crucial thing about Facebook, the main thing which isnt understood about its motivation: it does things because it can. Thats why the impulse to growth has been so fundamental to the company, which is in many respects more like a virus than it is like a business. Grow and multiply and monetise. Why? There is no why. Because.

Marina Warner: The Liveliness of the Dead "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The dead are hard to think about and, in many ways, to read about. Unlike animals, which Lvi-Strauss declared were not only good to eat but bon penser, too, I found that I averted my eyes, so to speak, several times as I was reading this book. Not because of the infinite and irreversible sadness of mortality, or because of the grue, the fetor, the decay, the pervasive morbidity, but because the dead present an enigma that cant be grasped: they are always there in mind, they come back in dreams, live in memory, and if they dont, if theyre forgotten as so many millions of them must be, that is even more disturbing, somehow reprehensible.

T.J. Clark: Picasso and Tragedy "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Perhaps, then, we turn to Guernica with a kind of nostalgia. Suffering and horror were once this large. They were dreadful, but they had a tragic dimension. The bomb made history. Mola and von Richthofen were monsters in the labyrinth. It may be true, in other words, that we pin our hopes on Guernica. We go on hungering for the epic in it, because we recoil from the alternative violence as the price paid for a broken sociality, violence as leading nowhere, violence as collateral damage, violence as spectacle, violence as eternal return.

Joanna Biggs: Diary "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

On average, two women from Northern Ireland travel to England every day. Most are married, most are having their first abortion, most are between 20 and 34. Clinics in England have Irish prices, set slightly lower than private prices, but even so the cheapest available abortion with pills costs 274, and the average costs 410. Then there is a consultation fee of between 65 and 80. Then there are the travel costs: a round trip booked a week in advance on Ryanair in high summer leaving at 6.55 a.m. and returning at 11.10 p.m. costs 134.98.

Letters "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The letters page from London Review of Books Vol. 39 No. 16 (17 August 2017)

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Table of contents from London Review of Books Vol. 39 No. 16 (17 August 2017)

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Sunday, 06 August

03:03

Four years in prison for utopia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Russias fight against "extremism" is a convenient pretext for restricting freedom of expression and journalist Alexander Sokolov is paying the human cost. 

Russian journalist and economist Alexander Sokolov is facing prison time for his activist and journalist investigations. Source: Rot Front. Since November 2016, the corridors of Moscows Tverskoy district court have been filled with elderly citizens, loudly discussing conspiracy theories, the fate of the Soviet Union and the significance of Stalin. Waiting outside the courtroom, they exchange comments with officers of the court before finally being allowed inside, when they promptly occupy all the seats. Two tall women, dressed in their prosecutor blues, follow them into the court, where three men Kirill Barabash, Valery Parfyonov and Alexander Sokolov are standing trial. Yuri Mukhin sits next to them, and this is the case against Army of the Peoples Will. 

Mukhin is a prominent political writer, who began his career back in the early 1990s. In 1995, he began publishing the Duel newspaper, which, in its various iterations, took Stalinist and anti-Zionist approaches to Russias political and social problems. Later, Mukhins most active followers joined his organisation Army of the Peoples Will (AVN), which sought to, among other tasks, enforce the direct responsibility of Russias politicians to the people: AVN tried to conduct a referendum on changes to Russias Constitution permitting public officials and parliamentarians to be punished, should the people wish it. Its completely legal to want a referendum, but in 2010 AVN was declared an extremist organisation and banned. In effect, this court decision meant that any further activity by AVN was subject to criminal prosecution.

At one point, though, an initiative group on conducting a referendum (under the name For responsible authorities, or ZOV) was set up in parallel with AVN this group had the same basic idea and the same people behind it. If you compare the leaflets they published, the symbols they used and their demands, these two organisations were similar to the point where you couldnt tell them...

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Saturday, 05 August

22:19

Eastern Ukraine: We need new ways of organising "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Amid military conflict and industrial collapse in eastern Ukraine, activists are feeling their way towards new models of worker organisation. 

Lysychanskugol miners waiting outside Ukraine's energy ministry during negotiations last month.In eastern Ukraine, factories, steelworks and mines, whether in government-controlled or separatist-controlled territory, have shut down, gone on short time, or laid workers off on reduced pay. Military violence has hastened the shift from steady employment to precarity. Workplace-based trade unions have struggled to cope.

The Eastern Human Rights Group (EHRG) a lawyers collective that gives support to individuals, workplace collectives and community groups is working with other activists to set up territorially-based workers organisations that will embrace employed, unemployed and precariously employed people in the region.

Some of the largest factories just stopped paying wages, and thousands of workers are owed six months back pay or more, Pavel Lisyansky of the EHRG said in an interview. In these circumstances, people of course start looking for another job. Then the management doesnt pay them the back pay that they are owed. Why settle up with them, if they are leaving?

Nobody is interested in defending such workers rights, he added. Trade unions, traditionally industry- and workplace-based, and close to management, are indifferent to such workers problems. And it makes no sense for that worker to hire a lawyer independently; the cost might well be as great as the back pay he is owed.

This could be the beginning of the end for Ukraines old post-Soviet trade unions not only the old official unions, which originated in quasi-state Soviet structures, but also the post-Soviet independent unions set up to compete with them

Lisyansky reckons this could be the beginning of the end for Ukraines old post-Soviet trade unions not only the old official unions, which originated in quasi-state Soviet structures, but also the post-Soviet independent unions set up to compete with them. Indeed, membership is falling: a worker who has been ignored at his time of need in his ol...

02:53

UK hacker who stopped WannaCry charged with creating and distributing banking Trojan "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Marcus Hutchins, the 23-year-old UK researcher who found the kill-switch domain in the WannaCry ransomware code and registered it, preventing the malware to wreak even more chaos than it did, has been arrested in Las Vegas on Wednesday. Hutchins, whos more known by his MalwareTechBlog handle on Twitter, was apprehended by the FBI as he was preparing to board the plane to return home. Before that, he spent more than a week in Vegas with More

00:10

Setzt hier jemand Cisco-Produkte ein?Ernsthaft? Immer ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Setzt hier jemand Cisco-Produkte ein?

Ernsthaft? Immer noch? Auf welche Meldung wartet ihr eigentlich noch? Die hier vielleicht?

Die Schwachstelle findet sich im Authentifizierungsmodul. Setzt ein Angreifer dort an, soll er sich aus der Ferne ohne Log-in-Daten Super-Admin-Rechte verschaffen knnen.
Aber nicht doch, mein Herr, das ist keine NSA-Hintertr, das ist ein bedauerlicher Bug! Kommt ja immer wieder vor!1!!

Ukraine's Hyper-Nationalist Military Summer Camp for Kids (NBC Left Field) "IndyWatch Feed World"

04/08/2017 - In 2014, a group of armed Ukrainian civilians known as the Azov Battalion banded together to fight pro-Russian separatists for control of the country. Three years later, theyve been absorbed by ...

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Friday, 04 August

23:52

How to select a suitable incident response program for your organization "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

All organizations, regardless of how well they think their walls are fortified, will at some point fall victim to an attack. How they respond to the attack could mean the difference between recovering with minimal loss to shutting the organization down. In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2017, Susan Carter, Sr. Manager Threat Intelligence and Incident Response Services at NTT Security, talks about how to select a suitable incident response program for your More

23:45

Identity-in-depth and the evolution of defense "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Weve seen it over and over again: the parade of companies and government agencies announcing the impact of their latest breach. These players have something in common that you might not realize they have all heavily invested in security. But despite this, they all have something else in common that we can all probably agree upon: the millions they have spent on security have been rendered all but irrelevant by nothing more than a More

23:25

New infosec products of the week: August 4, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

New Forcepoint CASB behavior analytics help security teams reduce time to action Forcepoint fortified its cloud security portfolio to empower security teams with new behavior-driven controls that simplify protection of employees, critical business data and intellectual property. New capabilities now available across Forcepoint CASB, Forcepoint Web Security and Forcepoint Email Security ensure customers around the world can safely embrace, and continue to grow, their business in the cloud. AppViewX introduces new automation tools: Visual Workflow More

21:25

What Happened to Survival? "IndyWatch Feed National"

In December 2011, a volcano in Iceland erupted, halting air traffic all across North-Western Europe and displacing thousands of travellers just before Christmas. I was 16, travelling alone for the first time and desperately trying to make it from Rome to Canada before December 25th. The first thing I did when I got the news that I would indeed not be getting on my flight back home was pick up my cell phone and call my mom, crying harder to her than I had in years. Trudging along the Fiumicino airport, I set up camp outside McDonalds, the only place in the airport that Google told me was open 24 hours, and also had beer on tap.

Over the course of the next five days I spent my time trekking between various airline counters, booking flight sequences through Amsterdam, Germany, Turkey, Japan, anywhere that seemed it could provide me with the possibility that I could get even a step closer to home. For five days, I routinely checked my bags, passed through security, and waited at my airlines gate only to see the inevitable CANCELLED in halting red letters on every screen. I even got to the point of desperation in which I attempted to bribe baggage attendants with Malboros to sneak me into the planes underbelly.

38 years earlier, in 1973, my uncle was desperately trying to make it from Saudi Arabia to Kenya to see his wife in time for Christmas. She had landed in Nairobi while he was grounded in London, due to both bad weather conditions and Muslim travellers on Pakistan Air being given priority seating during Ramadan. There were no phones, no email simply no way to connect.

Fortunately, I come from a long line of hyper-organised women, so they had naturally come up with a plan months prior via handwritten letters, in case an unprecedented event like this occurred. Assuming that British Airways was one of the more reliable companies in the world, they had agreed to leave a message at their Nairobi airport counter detailing their new course of action should they need one. However, when my aunt arrived at the BA desk, she was greeted with a door to a broom closet, no employees to be found, and certainly no contact information.

So, after waiting in the airport for eight hours with no sign of him, my aunt did what any logical 20-year-old in the 70s would do. She took a piece of scrap paper, wrote that she would be travelling across the Serengeti desert, and to use a payphone to call once he had reached the Kenyan border so that she could bribe the border crossing agents with candy bars. She then took a nail provided by a friendly maintenance man, and hammered this note to a telephone pole in the middle of the airport,...

21:24

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21:09

The possible devastating outcome of a Kurdish referendum "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

An attempt to establish a Kurdish state including Kirkuk is likely to result in a truncated and economically devastated mini-Kurdistan.

Xinhua/SIPA USA/PA Images. All rights reserved. Kurdish soldiers stand at the gate of an oil pumping station in western Kirkuk province in Iraq, on March 2, 2017. The outflow of oil from Iraq's Kirkuk oil field stopped Thursday after Kurdish forces entered a Baghdad government-owned pumping station near the city of Kirkuk and prevented workers from pumping oil, an Iraqi oil official told Xinhua. Xinhua/SIPA USA/PA Images. All rights reserved.The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is planning for a referendum to separate from Iraq later this year. This could easily lead to further ruin for ordinary people.

As both sides to the dispute push forward with increasing amounts of hubris, policy makers and observers should reflect on both the causes and the risks of the current trajectory. 

As is often the case in Iraq, this particular crisis could easily have been avoided if only the countrys political class had been capable of being slightly more mature. Instead, both sides suffer from a tendency to overreach and unhealthily rely on external advisors

Control over oil resources is at the center of the dispute. Prior to 2003, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) which is led by the current president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani had a modest ambition: its main demand was merely that oil and gas revenues should be shared equally by Baghdad. That position was reflected in a draft constitution that the KDP prepared in 2002, and which represented what it then considered to be its maximalist position.  

it is precisely that tendency to compare itself to wealthy, democratic and stable western democracies that is causing the KRG to overreach once again...

20:49

Senate Has Had Enough Of Trumps Obstruction, Handcuffs His Ability To Appoint An AG To Fire Mueller Addicting Info | The Knowledge You Crave

Ever since the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions from the investigation into Russias meddling in the 2016 presidential election and the subsequent appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Donald Trump has been attempting to find a way to get rid of Mueller and shut down the investigation. Since he doesnt have the power to fire Mueller directly, Trump has been gunning for a way to have an Attorney General installed who will do his bidding. It is the reason for his constant public humiliation of Sessions, and for his constantly calling the entire probe into his campaigns possible collusion with Russia a witch hunt and a hoax. Well, it seems that the United States Senate has had enough.

Senators have been worried that Trump would fire Sessions and appoint a loyal toady in his place during the August recess without Senate confirmation. Therefore, they have decided to hold what are called pro-forma sessions during the recess to handcuff Trumps ability to appoint anyone to any positions without the approval of the majority of the United States Senate. These sessions are nothing more than having a member of the majority to preside briefly every three days during the recess, so that the Senate is technically in session. This keeps Trump from being able to do anything regarding whatever loyalists he may appoint to whatever position.

This all comes on the heels of Special Counsel Mueller impaneling a g...

20:25

Egypt: an obsession with the state "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

The view that social struggle should be repressed is hindering the opposition. Unless the view of the state and its coercive apparatus changes, the chances of wide scale social transformation are limited.

AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/Reuters/PA Images. All rights reserved. A homeless man sleeps during a hot summer day in the holy month of Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt, June 18, 2017. Graffiti on the wall reads " Sisi is a hero, You saved us, Long life to Egypt." AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/Reuters/PA Images. All rights reserved.Ever since the 2011 eruption, the protest movement has vehemently attempted to refute the accusation that its goal is to tear down the state. This accusation continued from 2011, reaching its height with the coup of 2013, where all forms of protest were categorized as attempts to trigger a process of state collapse.

Many, especially those with urban middle class origins, rationalize their support for the military regime, despite its many economic and security blunders, as necessary to prevent state collapse. The phrase, better than Syria and Iraq are uttered whenever oppositional forces attack the regime or when justifications for state violence and repression are needed.

The logic of you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelette seems to prevail. A logic that is implicitly accepted by the bulk of the opposition, with some notable exceptions such as Dr Amr Hamzawi, ex-presidential candidate Khaled Ali, and movements like the Revolutionary Socialists and the 6 April youth movement. However, the vast majority voice support for the state, and especially its coercive apparatus, albeit with a qualification of the need for reform and transparency of operations.

Thus, the obsession with the state extends beyond the regimes core base of support and includes the large segments of the opposition, which is a phenomenon that is in need of closer examination.

Unlike other opposition movements with declared goals of wide scale change, the bulk of the Egyptian opposition has accep...

20:17

Coaching the coaches "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Coaching the coaches

by Jon Rappoport

Systems are fine, theyre good. But when people become attached to them, obsessed with them, want to operate inside them, thats trouble. A person is not a system. (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

I wrote and published a series of articles on coaching. The project started when I received a query from a coach about my consulting services.

From the start, coaches face a peculiar situation. Their clients generally want systems.

Their clients are used to systems and want a better one.

But the truth is, most people dont need a better system. They need to be spontaneous.

Spontaneity naturally flows as a side effect of imagination.

Imagination is the North Star. It is the faculty that is least understood and least sought after in our society.

People tend to say two things about imagination: it is a mysterious talent reserved for the few, or it is a toy for childrens fantasies that should be purged with the onset of adulthood.

Both of these assessments are completely false.

In coaching clients, whether the subject is personal problems, personal goals, business success, or success in relationships, I have never failed to find that imagination is the missing key.

But you see, imagination follows no system. It cant be produced by building a machine that routinely turns it out. Imagination doesnt operate according to formulas.

I fully understand that, as a coach, if you teach your client a better system, you may obtain results in the short-term. After a series of sessions, you and the client can walk away from each other and feel happy. But as time moves on, that client will discover his better system is breaking down. Yes, it can be laid over life like a grid, but eventually life will prove to be the winner.

Why? Because what life is asking for is imagination.

Imagination is the capacity to make quantum leaps and see realities that have not yet been created. Its the capacity, when deployed, to invent those new realities.

It works in relationships, in achieving personal goals, in discovering new goals, in succeeding in businessin every aspect of life.

Because people live their whole adult lives ignoring and burying imagination, they are going to feel at a loss, when asked to tap into it. Where is it? In the hall closet, in the attic, in the garage, on the moon? And if they could find it, what would they do with it? Pet it on the head, feed it roast beef, take it for a walk, give it vitamins, play classical music for it?

For 99% of the population, this is an unexplored area. But you as a coach need...

20:15

The Deep State Strikes Back, Pushing Everything To The Edge (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Will This Secret Weapon Wipe Out America?

The Deep State Strikes Back, Pushing Everything To The Edge Video X22 Report Deep state is leaking as much info as possible. The FBI has your info and they dont have to inform you that they do. Seymour Hersh...

The post The Deep State Strikes Back, Pushing Everything To The Edge (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:15

UK publisher Pearson axes 3,000 more jobs "IndyWatch Feed War"

AFP

AFP/File | Pearson is attempting to reposition itself towards the education and digital markets
LONDON (AFP)  British publisher Pearson on Friday axed an extra 3,000 jobs in an ongoing cost-cutting drive aimed at combatting weak demand after a series of gloomy profit warnings.

The job cuts, which comprise roughly ten percent of the groups global workforce, were announced in a first-half results statement.

Pearson also lowered its interim shareholder dividend by 72 percent to five pence a share.

The latest cutbacks, which will run from 2017-2019 as part of efficiency plans launched in May, will generate annual cost savings of 300 million ($395 million, 333 million euros).

We will reduce Pearsons employee headcount by approximately 3,000 full time equivalent employees, it said in the statement on Friday.

Savings will come from the simplification of our technology, increased use of shared service centres, standardisation and automation of processes, reduction of headcount with a particular focus on managerial positions, centralisation of procurement and the reduction of office locations.

The group had already removed 4,000 jobs in a radical restructuring in early 2016.

Pearson, which faces chronic financial difficulties, is attempting to reposition itself towards the education and digital markets as it moves away from the traditional publishing business.

In January, the company issued a gloomy profit warning and last month it sold almost half its stake in Penguin Random House to joint venture partner Bertelsmann.

The publisher is largely dependent on the education market, after it shed the Financial Times newspaper and half of the Economist Group in 2015.

On Friday, Pearson announced that it rebounded into a slender profit in the first half of the year.

Operating profits stood at 16 million in the reporting period. That contrasted with a loss of 286 million a year earlier.


20:15

China Raps India over Doklam Standoff, but Dogs Are on Leash "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Chinese Foreign Ministry released a position paper on Wednesday laying out the facts in relation to the six week-old standoff with India in the Sikkim border region.

20:09

UN reports 251 killings in DR Congos Kasai, 62 children among dead "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

AFP

AFP/File / by Ben Simon | The UN has detailed more than 250 extrajudicial or targeted killings in the Democratic Republic of Congos Kasai region

GENEVA (AFP)  The UN on Friday detailed more than 250 extrajudicial or targeted killings in the Democratic Republic of Congos Kasai region from mid-March to mid-June, counting dozens of children among the dead.The findings, based on interviews with refugees from Kasai who had fled to Angola, blamed state agents for the murders of seven children.

The refugees gave harrowing accounts of the violence in the region, which the UN warned had taken on an increasing and disturbing ethnic dimension.

Victims recounted mutilations, including of a seven-year-old boy whose fingers were cut off, and an attack on a hospital in the village of Cinq where 90 people were killed, some because they were too injured to escape a raging fire.

Aside from government troops, the UN blamed a state-backed militia called the Bana Mura as well as the anti-government Kamuina Nsapu militia for a range of atrocities.

Survivors have spoken of hearing the screams of people being burned alive, of seeing loved ones chased and cut down, of themselves fleeing in terror, the United Nations human rights chief Zeid Raad Al Hussein said in a statement.

A team of UN investigators was able to confirm that between 12 March and 19 June some 251 people were the victims of extrajudicial and targeted killings, the report said.

These included 62 children, of which 30 were aged under eight, it added.

Regarding the children murdered, the UN said seven were killed by members of the army (FARDC) or the national intelligence service, while six died at the hands of the rebel Kamuina Nsapu.

The Bana Mura militia members blamed for the deaths of 49 minors.

Some of the violations and abuses committed in the Kasais may amount to crimes under international law, the UN said in a statement.

The violence in Kasai erupted last September after the death in clashes of a tribal chieftain, known as the Kamwina Nsapu, who rebelled against the authority of President Joseph Kabilas regime in Kinshasa and its local representatives.

The killing sparked violence that has escalated, including gross alleged violations of human rights such as extrajudicial killings, rapes, torture and the use of child soldiers.

In less than a year, the violence has claimed mo...

20:09

The Marshall Plan and America First "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Over the years 1948-1952, the US devoted the equivalent of $800 billion in todays dollars to the reconstruction of western Europe. But whereas the Marshall Plan is widely regarded as the largest and most effective foreign-aid program in history, it is less widely appreciated for being the most successful example of an America First foreign policy.

20:08

Grenfell Tower area Conservatives, Londons worst local authority "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from London, England says about itself:

Justice for Grenfell Tower. Demo at Kensington council

16 June 2017

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Kensington worst council in London

Friday 4th August 2017

BELEAGUERED Kensington and Chelsea council has the highest unemployment rate in London, a GMB union study revealed yesterday.

Just 64.5 per cent of the boroughs 16 to 64-year-olds are in employment.

It is one of 16 London boroughs where employment levels are so low they are below the British average of 74 per cent.

Other boroughs below the average employment rate are Tower Hamlets, Barking and Dagenham, Brent, Westminster, Newham, Enfield, Camden, Hounslow, Kingston upon Thames, Redbridge, Islington, Barnet, Hackney, Greenwich and Harrow.

GMB London regional secretary Warren Kenny called on political parties to lead the campaign to close the gap between areas with low and high employment rates.

Several areas of Londons economy need to be thoroughly regenerated to bring to the areas new well paid jobs, he demanded.


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20:06

Seymour Hersh Cracks RussiaGate as CIA-Planted Lie Revenge Against Trump "IndyWatch Feed War"

EDITORS CHOICE | 03.08.2017 Seymour Hersh Cracks RussiaGate as CIA-Planted Lie Revenge Against Trump Eric ZUESSE During the later portion of a phone-call, by the worlds greatest investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh, Hersh has now presented a narrative [from his investigation] of how that whole fucking thing began, including who actually is behind the RussiaGate lies, and []

20:04

US Confirms Airstrike Killed Al-Shabab Commander in Somalia "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

MOGADISHU, Somalia The U.S. military is confirming it killed a high-level commander of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in Somalia over the weekend.

A statement Friday says the strike on July 30 killed Ali Mohamed Hussein, also known as Ali Jabal.

The statement says he was was responsible for leading al-Shabab forces operating in the Mogadishu and Banadiir regions in planning and executing attacks against the capital of Mogadishu.

The U.S. Africa Command statement says the airstrike occurred near Tortoroow, an al-Shabab stronghold in Lower Shabelle region in southern Somalia.

President Donald Trump earlier this year approved expanded military operations against al-Shabab, including more aggressive airstrikes and considering parts of southern Somalia areas of active hostilities.

The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab is the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa.

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The U.S. military and the Somali government say an air-strike Sunday targeted and killed a senior member of the al-Shabab extremist group.

Somali intelligence officials who asked not to be named identified the target as Ali Mohamed Hussein, who served as al-Shababs shadow governor for Mogadishu and has been one of the groups most outspoken members.

Hussein, also known as Ali Jabal, was known for forcing Mogadishu businesses to donate money to the Islamist militants.

Somalias information minister, Abdurahman Omar Osman, told VOA Somali that President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed approved an operation with international partners on 30 July near Tortoroow, killing a key al-Shabab leader behind Mogadishu bombings, assassinations.

Tortoroow is an al-Shabab stronghold....

20:04

Muqtada al-Sadr bans anti-Saudi slogans from Iraqi streets "IndyWatch Feed War"

Undefined

Move comes after Iraqi Shia cleric met Saudi crown prince, Mohamed bin Salman, in rare visit to the kingdom

20:03

The Syrian army were standing up to Isis long before the Americans ever fired a missile (Robert Fisk) "IndyWatch Feed World"

04/08/2017 - The survivors of this army, and their families will expect their sacrifice to be respected and, indeed, rewarded I dont like armies. They are dangerous institutions. Soldiers are not heroes just ...

20:02

Americas Catastrophic And Illegal Intervention In Syria Must Be Stopped "IndyWatch Feed War"

Americas Catastrophic (and Illegal) Intervention in Syria Must Be Stopped Toward the end of last year, leaked audio of then-Secretary of State John Kerry went viral across the independent media because it appeared to confirm that the U.S. was watching ISIS and allowing the group to grow in order to exert pressure on the Syrian government, a []

19:59

America Is on the Verge of a Thundering Debt Crisis "IndyWatch Feed World"

America Is on the Verge of a Thundering Debt Crisis
by Bill Bonner

"This is getting monotonous. Another day, another record high for the Downow above the 22,000-point mark for the first time in history. And based on the CAPE ratio - a valuation measure that compares stock prices to the average of the past 10 years of inflation-adjusted earnings - the S&P 500 is more expensive than it was right before the 1929 crash. No volatility. No worries. If there is a train wreck coming, investors think they are all on the bus.

Debt disaster: Yes, stock prices keep going uphere in France, too, said a wise man who came over for dinner last night. But I have a feeling its the same situation. You have Trump. We have Macron. Everybodys looking for the situation to change. But it never does. Too many people like it the way it is. Theyre the ones who get something from it. But our governments are spending too much money. Eventually, theyll go broke and drag us down with t...

19:59

The United States Supreme Court Should Further Restrict Patent Scope and Not Question PTABs Work (Which Merely Enforces That Scope) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

PTAB has probably been the best when it comes to enforcing Supreme Court decisions such as Alice

United States Supreme Court

Summary: A glance at the ongoing debate over which patent case/s the Justices of the United States Supreme Court should look at next

PTAB is a good, valuable ally of the software industry, for it invalidates a lot of software patents. PTAB is defended by almost every software company but protested against by the patent microcosm (striving to tax software companies).

PTAB is defended by almost every software company but protested against by the patent microcosm (striving to tax software companies).Based on this new press release, a lawsuit which was mentioned here earlier this week got escalated by the defendant, which sought help from PTAB. Taser (now renamed) is battling to dodge PTABs scrutiny (as it can potentially invalidate the patent they use aggressively) and this time it got its way. But thats not the end of it. PTAB is generally a get-out clause in case a patent lawsuit is meritless based on the patent/s at hand. Failing PTAB, there are still judges and sometimes also a jury to determine whether a patent asserted is bogus or not. Just because an examiner at the USPTO decided to grant a patent doesnt necessarily mean its both novel and patent-eligible. Prior art is sometimes discovered in court proceedings and expert witnesses can attest to the triviality of some patents. In some cases, the trial itself constitutes misconduct; we gave an example of that yesterday, citing Patently-O, whose contributor David did a followup. First off, he wrote, according to the panel-majority, mere negligence by litigation counsel is enough to justify an adverse inference under the law of this regional circuit

As we explained here before, Patently-O is no friend of PTAB and certainly it...

19:59

How Google Analytics Codes Unearthed a Network of South African Fake News Sites "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

In July 2015, Lawrence Alexander published a report uncovering a number of ostensibly local, Ukrainian news sites that were actually operated out of the so-called Troll Factory of St. Petersburg, at 55 Savushkina Street. Lawrence found the connection between these sites by locating a shared Google Analytics ID, which showed that the sites were managed by a single Google account for tracking traffic statistics. This investigation led to a freelance web designer in Moscow who managed each of the sites, which included both his personal sites and the ones ran out of the St. Petersburg Troll Factory. Lawrence wrote a guide for Bellingcat on how to find and track these Google Analytics ID here, and Justin Seitz wrote a follow-up piece on automating the process with a Python script here.

Last month, a group of South African journalists used this method to uncover a series of websites linked to a company in India and the billionaire Gupta family, who have been accused of running disinformation campaigns against South African news organizations for critical coverage of the Gupta familys business operations. Summaries of this investigation carried out by a group of South African journalists, including from News24, the amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism, and the Daily Mavericks Scorpio investigative unit, can be found here and here.

The investigators found connections through WhoIs records, Google Analytics IDs, and AdSense IDs for ten websites, most of which directly target the veracity of the so-called Gupta Leaks and promoting the narrative of white monopoly capital (WMC). These sites, as listed  by The South African, are: wmcleaks.com, wmcscams.com, dodgysaministers.com, wmc-scams.com, whitemonopolyafrica.com, whitemonopoly.com, fakeguptaleaks.com, publicopinion.co.za, southafricabuzz.co.za and whitemonopolycapital.com.

These sites put on the appearance...

19:57

Climate Change: The Catastrophic Impact on Developing Countries "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Paris Agreement on climate change, signed in November 2016, was the first time all the worlds nations (except Nicaragua and Syria) signed up to reduce emissions and cap man-made global warming.

Amongst a number of positive pledges made by governments a key agreement was the goal to limit the increase in the average global temperature to well below 2C (above pre-industrial levels) and to aim for 1.5C. The probability is that neither of these goals will be met; in fact, a recent study conducted by the University of Washington, estimates there is a mere 5% chance of meeting the 2C target, and states that, The likely range of global temperature increase [up to 2100] is 2.04.9C.

Another Trump Mistake

An important part of the Paris Agreement was a commitment to assist developing countries as they try to prepare for and mitigate the impact of rising global temperatures caused by greenhouse gases pumped into the atmosphere by industrialized countries.

In a somewhat optimistic statement after the Paris accord, UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa and Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar said, Humanity will look back on November 4, 2016, as the day that countries of the world shut the door on inevitable climate disaster. They went on to say that: The Agreement is undoubtedly a turning point in the history of common human endeavor, capturing the combined political, economic and social will of governments, cities, regions, citizens, business and investors to overcome the existential threat of unchecked climate change.

A step of huge significance then, not just in our approach to climate change, but in the development of a global sense of unity. And whilst little of substance has been done since the accord, it represented a major shift away from isolationism, nationalism and ideology towards collective responsibility and cooperative action.

The decision by President Trump not to implement the Paris Agreement violates this unifying act and is a massive mistake, one of many. It reveals how out of touch his administration and certain sections of US business are with the mood of the times and the majority of people around the world. His violent, irresponsible and ignorant action further isolates the US, and reinforces international feelings of anger and dismay at successive US governments approach to global affairs and the destructive values espoused and exported by the Neo-Liberal ideologues that determine American government polic...

19:56

Review of the Week's Events "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This Turd "Lived" Down the Street

The grant deed was issued, there's cash in my bank account and I'm gone, but this is what was going on in my neighborhood.
(LA Times) Another California imam has drawn criticism after delivering a sermon laced with inflammatory remarks about Jews, calling them unjust tyrants and praying to Allah to destroy them. 
Imam Mahmoud Harmoushs comments came during a July 21 sermon delivered at the Islamic Center of Riverside.
I don't know Imam Mahmoud Harmoush personally, but he attends the mosque-down-the-street and lives a block away from where I lived up to last week. My house was in a very nice part of a nice community but the neighborhood was going full-beard, and I sold out (to another beard), leaving those non-muslims even more outnumbered. 

And for those sanguine readers who are consoling themselves that "LL, there will be muzzies wherever you go." You're wrong. There are still places in America that will remain muslim free for the remainder of my life. What the nation does after that is its own problem. 

Tightening Things Up

There is a sense of hubris that descends on people who work at the White House - every White House. This administration is about par for the course.

19:56

By no means for peace: China accuses India of massing troops & supplies amid border dispute David Icke latest headlines

India is creating infrastructure and deploying a large number of troops on its side of the border at the disputed area in the Himalayas, Chinas foreign ministry has said, adding, that Delhis actions indicate its not interested in a peaceful resolution of the standoff. The impasse between the neighbors and BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) partners began on June 18, when Indian troops were sent to the strategic Doklam valley, which separates India from Bhutan. Delhi said the move was necessary to curb Chinese road construction on the Himalayan plateau, which, according to the India, violates the status quo. Beijing, which views Doklam or as it calls it Donglang a part of Chinese territory, has accused India of breaching an internationally recognized border. Over one month has passed since the outbreak of the incident. The Indian border troops still illegally stay in the Chinese territory. Moreover, the Indian side is building roads, hoarding supplies and deploying a large number of armed forces on the Indian side of the boundary, Geng Shuang, the Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said. Read more: By no means for peace: China accuses India of massing troops & supplies amid border dispute

19:54

Soil science for a hungry planet "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Food security for a rapidly growing global population is one of the biggest challenges of our time. One of the most powerful solutions to this issue could be in the ground beneath our feet.

19:53

Pistorius rushed to hospital after suffering chest pains "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

    Oscar Pistorius, former Paralympic and Olympic hero, serving time for murdering girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was taken to hospital after suffering chest pains, local media reports. The 30-year-old was taken to a hospital in the administrative capital Pretoria, where he is serving his sentence, according to the website Pretoria East Record. The website News24 quoted a correctional services spokesman as confirming that the athlete was hospitalised, without giving more details. The officials of the Department of Correctional Services couldnt be contacted for confirmation. The double-amputee Olympic sprinter fired at...

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19:53

ON SAINT JACINDA "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Can I offer my congratulations to Jacinda Adern.    It's an honour to be elected to lead a major political Party and she takes the job with a certain advantage knowing that Labour has probably reached rock bottom in the polls and the only way for them to go is up.

She is helped by the fact that sections of the media have already conferred sainthood upon her despite the fact she is generally considered a weak performer in the House and, apart from a period as their social wefare spokesthingy which she 'bombed', has had an undistinguished performance in second string, also ran, portfolios. 

Nevertheless National would be kidding itself if it didn't treat her elevation as a real threat.   Peters is probably right in suggesting her election might be worth a seven point jump in the polls for Labour.    Consider this ... Labour with 33% and NZF with 16% and with the wasted vote taken into account you have the makings of a centre/left government without them having to call on the Greens.   

Bad news for the Greens but good news for Peters on a number of fronts.   A two Party Labour/Greens coalition government where NZ First had a third of the seats would put him in a much stronger position than would say a National/NZ First/Seymour/Dunne arrangement where, in that same scenario, he would likely only command a quarter of the seats.    Note too the strong links the Winston First hierarchy has with Labour.   Winston's sister stood for Labour (in Northland); Mark tried (unsuccessfully) to stand for Labour (in Waimakariri); Jones is ex-Labour.    Add into the mix that both NZF and Labour are anti-free trade; that both are committed to expanding KiwiRail (never mind the cost-benefit analysis) and Peters' personal antipathy towards both English (who helped orchestrate his 'departure' from National and Speaker Carter and I rest my case.

The one 'nigger' (pun intended) in the woodpile is Peters' bottom line demand for a referendum on the Maori seats.   Labour cannot agree to that.   It would be a second 'red line' for Davis who is in trouble enough with his pledge to resign if Labour goes ahead with its manifesto commitment to repeal the legislation providing for Charter Schools.

But we all know Winston First's bottom lines ain't bottom lines witness his pledge to decline the 'baubles of office' which he p...

19:51

A Comment on Doublethink and Newspeak "IndyWatch Feed National"

Jonathan Barnett, former Professor in fire safety engineering and mechanical engineering, consulted on Building 7 by Dee McLachlan I had a meeting in the city the other night, and caught an Uber home. The driver, a pleasant fellow in his early 30s, had arrived in Australia from Pakistan in 2007, then worked as a chef. From what []

19:51

Kushner reminds me of a snivelling little rat in a threshing machine "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Bad enough having to suffer the brunt of people insisting Trump is & always has been a Zionist. Now theres a new beauty which is properly driving me round the bend Jared Kushner apparently is the one calling the shots. What a load of absolute bollocks! Im sick & tired of explaining the obvious. Sadly, Im one stubborn bastard

19:50

Vice-President Mike Pence Telephones Venezuelas Leopoldo Lopez "IndyWatch Feed War"

Washington (VA US Vice-President Mike Pence had a telephone conversation with the convicted right-wing Venezuelan politician Leopoldo Lopez last Friday, the White House has confirmed.
In an official press release, the office of the Vice-President said that the two politicians talked about the dire situation in Venezuela, while Pence expressed solidarity with the Venezuelan people on behalf of the Trump administration.
Right-wing leader Lopez is a controversial figure in Venezuela. In 2015 he was given a 13-year nine month jail sentence for his role in leading violent anti-government protests the previous year which led to the deaths of 43 people.
He was released on house arrest in July 2017 on health grounds, but has since called for more protests to remove the elected leftist government from office.
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During Fridays conversation, the VP also went on to praise Mr. Lpez for his courage and outspoken defense of Venezuelan democracy and reiterated several recent demands of the US government, including free and fair elections and the cancellation of elections this Sunday to choose delegates to the National Constituent Assembly. Those elected to the assembly will be responsible rewriting the countrys 1999 Constitution.
The constitutional initiative was put forward by the national government as a way to bring peace to the polarised country, where violent anti-government unrest has raged for almost four months, costing the lives of 115 people to date. Nonetheless the opposition has boycotted the initiative as unconstitutional and vowed to disrupt the vote.
Both the US and Canada have also strongly opposed the constitutional rewrite. On Wednesday, the US Treasury Department moved to sanction 13 high ranking officials in the Venezuelan government and military, citing opposition to...

19:50

A Million Children Are at Risk of Death by Cholera in Yemen David Icke latest headlines

Last Thursday, the head of the UN Childrens Agency (UNICEF), Anthony Lake, arrived in Amman, Jordan after a heart-wrenching tour of war-ravaged Yemen. Stop the war, said Lake. It was a clear message. No subtlety was needed. All of us, he said, should feel immense pity, even agony, for all of those children and others who are suffering, and they should feel anger, anger that this, our generation, is scarred by the irresponsibility of governments and others to allow these things to be happening. Lakes message has gone unheeded. As is the voice of all those who have tried to raise discussion of the atrocity done to Yemen. Last night, the charity group Save the Children raised the alarm once more. In a brief report, Save the Children said that more than a million children who suffer from acute malnutrition live in the areas where cholera has swept the country. Read more: A Million Children Are at Risk of Death by Cholera in Yemen

19:48

Saudi bulldozers reduce Awamiyah to rubble as residents flee violence David Icke latest headlines

Saudi military bulldozers have almost razed Awamiyah to the ground amid the deadly crackdown on the besieged Shia town, forcing hundreds of its residents to flee their homes. The Middle East Eye news portal cited activists as saying that authorities have resorted to compulsory evictions in and around the historic al-Mosara district of Awamyiah. The residents, according to the activists, have been driven out of their homes, while their property has been confiscated by private development firms. The report also published an image showing a requisition order pinned to a house in the district of al-Shweikah, close to al-Mosara, which was issued by a private company with the authorization of the so-called National Joint Counterterrorism Command (NJCC). Reports coming out of the town say Saudi military forces have been firing randomly at homes and cars in Awamiyah, destroying or setting fire to several houses and shops. Read more: Saudi bulldozers reduce Awamiyah to rubble as residents flee violence

19:48

Republican Senate Blocks President Trump From Recess Appointments "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

And remember, theres some people who think the UniParty isnt real. Meanwhile, republicans led the way in the Senate to initiate a rules process blocking President Trump from recess appointments during the upcoming Senate break.   The pro-forma session process requires Continue reading

19:46

Wings for hire? Ex-Blackwater CEO Erik Prince reportedly offering private air force for Afghan War David Icke latest headlines

Former Blackwater founder Erik Prince, who earlier urged Donald Trump to appoint a US viceroy to win the Afghan war, has reportedly pitched up a business proposal to Kabul, offering a fully-fledged private air force to back the local armys operations. Prince, the founder and former CEO of private military company Blackwater (now rebranded Academi), has floated a business proposal offering a privately-manned turn-key composite air wing to the Afghan government, whose troops steadily lose ground to the Taliban, the Military Times reported on Thursday. Princes plan, cited by the newspaper, was reportedly submitted to the Afghans back in March. It includes providing high speed response as well as close-air support for Afghanistans army fighting the Islamists. The private air forces fixed-wing planes, attack helicopters and drones would be flown by hired pilots, but weapons release decisions will still be made by Afghans. Read more: Wings for hire? Ex-Blackwater CEO Erik Prince reportedly offering private air force for Afghan War

19:45

Get Ready for an Historic Upside Gold and Silver Run "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Get Ready for an Historic Upside Gold and Silver Run by David Smith Money Metals The Bigger the Base, the Greater the Upside Case. This saying among technical analysts/chartists helps define where we are today in the precious metals...

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19:44

We Have Not Rescinded Quit Notice To Biafran Igbo Arewa Youths. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

http://saharareporters.com/2017/08/03/we-have-not-rescinded-quit-notice-biafran-igbo-arewa-youthsFiled under: Uncategorized

19:44

The Next Escalation: Pentagon Offers to Arm Ukraine "IndyWatch Feed War"

Posted on August 1, 2017  by Richard Edmondson [ Ed. note A few days ago I put up a post reporting on Russias response to the sanctions bill passed by Congress. That response included closing off access to certain US embassy facilities in Russia and also forcing the US to cut its embassy staff. The cutback, []

19:42

Lies, Damnable Lies And Downright Dangerous Lies David Icke latest headlines

The founders of the United Nations would be heaving convulsively in their graves. A vision, forged out of the carnage of WWII for a world at peace, a world where disputes could be solved by dialogue and diplomacy rather than by bombs, has apparently succumbed to the duplicity of its moving party. When US President Franklin Roosevelt drafted the initial Declaration of the United Nations in 1941, he penned a document that was a rallying cry for the Allies, in the face of what he termed savage and brutal forces seeking to subjugate the world. The document boldly stated that complete victory over their enemies is essential to defend life, liberty, independence and religious freedom, and to preserve human rights and justice in their own lands as well as in other lands In the intervening seventy plus years, the UN has grown in scope and in reach, with divisions and treaty bodies to address trade, commerce, health, communications, human rights, disarmament, food security, refugees, education and more. It now employs over 44,000 people in offices and satellites across the globe. However, the primary vision of the UN has been subverted by the actions of the leader of the free world. For the US is now actively misleading the UN as to the true nature of her activities. Read more: Lies, Damnable Lies And Downright Dangerous Lies

19:40

US Senate panel approves bill to suspend aid to Palestinians David Icke latest headlines

A Senate committee approved legislation Thursday that would suspend U.S. financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority until it ends what lawmakers said is a long-standing practice of rewarding Palestinians who kill Americans and Israelis. Members of the Republican-led Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 17-4 to pass the measure, sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and the committee chairman, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. Corker said the Palestinian Authority has enshrined in law a system that creates a monetary incentive for acts of terrorism by paying monthly stipends of as much as $3,500 to Palestinians who commit acts of violence and to their families. The amount of the payment depends on the length of the jail sentence they receive for the crime, he said Husam Zomlot, chief representative of the Palestinian General Delegation to the U.S., called the legislation misinformed and counterproductive. He disputed Corkers assessment of what he described as a 52-year old program to support families who lost their breadwinners to the atrocities of the occupation, the vast majority of whom are unduly arrested or killed by Israel. Read more: US Senate panel approves bill to suspend aid to Palestinians

19:40

Yemeni mercenaries fight and die to protect Saudi border "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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Thousands of poorly trained Yemenis have been hired to fight Houthis advancing on Saudi Arabia, as Saudi troops sit miles behind the front

19:38

Benjamin Netanyahu suspected of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, police say David Icke latest headlines

Benjamin Netanyahu is suspected of having committed bribery, fraud and breach of trust, Israeli police have confirmed. The Israeli Prime Minister is accused of offering commercial favours to a newspaper owner in return for positive coverage and of accepting bribes from a Hollywood billionaire. Investigators have secured a gagging order as they try to persuade the politicians former chief of staff to testify in the cases. The order was granted and will remain in force until 17 September. A spokesperson for Mr Netanyahu said the claims were untrue and politically-motivated, according to Haaretz. We completely reject the unfounded claims made against the prime minister, they said. The campaign to change the government is underway, but it is destined to fail, for a simple reason: there wont be anything because there was nothing. Read more: Benjamin Netanyahu suspected of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, police say

19:36

Shameful: Journalists file petition over violent Israeli treatment David Icke latest headlines

The Foreign Press Association (FPA) has submitted a petition to Israels High Court of Justice, claiming authorities used violent tactics against journalists trying to cover unrest in Jerusalem. It called the government shameful for standing by silently. The petition, filed Wednesday, demands that police cease their blocking of local and foreign journalists from the Temple Mount, the site of recent unrest following Israels decision to install security cameras there last month. It goes on to claim that barring reporters from the site was done without any legal authority, and that journalists were often targeted with verbal and sometimes physical abuse by Israeli forces, the Times of Israel reported. The document references a specific case in which a Reuters cameraman was hospitalized with a concussion after allegedly being assaulted by an Israeli officer. Read more: Shameful: Journalists file petition over violent Israeli treatment

19:35

Oil Production: 48 Hours after Issuing Threats to FG, Osinbajo Hurries Niger Delta Leaders into Closed door Meeting. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

http://metrowatchonline.com/oil-production-48-hours-issuing-threats-fg-osinbajo-hurries-niger-delta-leaders-closed-door-meeting/Filed under: Uncategorized

19:35

We Need Their Voices Today! Chapter 15: Martin Luther King Jr "IndyWatch Feed War"

Human Wrongs Watch

By John Scales Avery* 

John Scales Avery, author of this book: We Need Their Voices Today! has generously granted Human Wrongs Watch permission to publish it in a series of chapters. This is Chapter 15: Martin Luther King Jr. The others will follow successively.

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Figure 15.1: Martin Luther King Jr. speaking in Washington. Source: American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, acluva.org

The son of a southern Baptist minister, Martin Luther King, Jr received his Ph.D. in theology from Boston University in 1955.

During his studies, he had admired Thoreaus essay On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, and he had also been greatly moved by the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.

King applies the teachings of Thoreau and Gandhi to the Civil Rights movement

Martin Luther King Jr. had been pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery Alabama for only a year when he was chosen to lead a bo...

19:35

Al Shabaab Militants Seize Town in South of Somalia: Residents "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

MOGADISHU Somalias militant Islamist group al Shabaab seized a town in the south of the country early on Friday after it was abandoned by the military and African Union-mandated (AMISOM) peacekeepers, residents said.

The town of Leego, which lies about 130 km (80 miles) to the northwest of the capital Mogadishu, is in Somalias lower Shabelle region where al Shabaab last week killed at least 12 peacekeepers in one of the deadliest attacks on AMISOM.

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Farah Ahmed, a resident of Leego, told Reuters AMISOM and Somali military forces had pulled out of the town early on Friday.

That same minute al Shabaab entered to control the town The town is now calm and al Shabaab fighters are in every part of the town.

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It was not immediately clear why the military and AMISOM had withdrawn from Leego.

The town (Leego) is now under our control, Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaabs military operations spokesman, told Reuters by telephone.

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19:34

Business chiefs tell Theresa May to delay Brexit to avoid chaos in new report David Icke latest headlines

British business chiefs have said Theresa May must consider delaying Brexit beyond March 2019, to avoid the chaos of an EU withdrawal for which the country is unprepared. A report from one of the UKs foremost business organisations said extending the negotiation period would be the simplest solution, to avoiding a disorderly Brexit that could do untold damage to the economy. The proposal from the Institute of Directors (IoD) directly contradicts the Prime Ministers goal of a clean break in two years, but was immediately backed by one of the countrys foremost business figures, Sir Martin Sorrell. The IoD also proposed a string of other measures which fly in the face of Ms Mays plans, including a transition period in which the UK stays in the single market, remains under EU law and maintains existing customs arrangements. Read more: Business chiefs tell Theresa May to delay Brexit to avoid chaos in new report

19:32

Michael Gove says European fishermen can cast nets wide in UK waters after Brexit David Icke latest headlines

Michael Gove has reportedly told European fishermen they will still be able to catch large amounts in British waters after Brexit. The Environment Secretary is said to have told fishermen during a trip to Denmark that Britains fish industry is too small to process all the fish itself. According to those present at a meeting with Mr Gove, he said: Britain has no fish cutters [employed to clean, trim and bone fish] or the production facilities enough to catch all the fish in British waters. The unexpected comment, made as the first round of withdrawal talks between Britain and EU continue, has delighted the European fishing industry but alarmed British fishermen. Niels Wichmann, managing director of the Danish fisheries association, told the Jyllands-Posten newspaper: Fishermen from Denmark and other EU countries will continue to have access to British waters after Brexit. Read more: Michael Gove says European fishermen can cast nets wide in UK waters after Brexit

19:32

FG reintroduces History into school curriculum. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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19:30

LUNAR GLASS BEAD GAME? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ok... enough with the finances and geopolitics. It's time to turn our attention to non-terrestrial geopolitics and economics...
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19:30

A Dim Outlook for Trumponomics "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Now that US President Donald Trump has been in office for six months, the prospects for the US economy and economic policymaking under his administration can be more confidently assessed. And, like Trumps presidency more generally, paradoxes abound.

19:30

Mueller Has a Grand Jury Looking at Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ive lost power here at my cabin in the woods and cant ascertain the cause or get any estimate on when it will be restored. As a result, my laptop computer will soon be useful as a paperweight, and little else. So, this will be brief. The Wall Street Journal has reported that Special Counsel Bob Mueller has impaneled a grand jury to look into the Trump/Russia case.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in Washington to investigate Russias interference in the 2016 elections, a sign that his inquiry is growing in intensity and entering a new phase, according to people familiar with the matter.

The grand jury, which began its work in recent weeks, signals that Mr. Muellers inquirywill likely continue for months. Mr. Mueller is investigating Russias efforts to influence the 2016 election and whether President Donald Trumps campaign or associates colluded with the Kremlin as part of that effort.

I wish there were more specificity than telling us that the grand jury began its work in recent weeks, but I guess that means that it didnt start today and it didnt start as long as a month ago. It could explain Trumps recent freakout over Mueller which has resembled how a wolverine reacts when trapped in a burlap bag.

Also important to note in this brief piece, Congress hardly has the presidents back. Obviously, they just delivered a veto-proof Russian sanctions bill on the president's desk that didnt offer the usual waivers. But, also:

The developments unfolded amid a new sign of concern by Congress that Mr. Muellers independence needs to be protected. Sens. Thom Tillis (R., N.C.) and Chris Coons (D., Del.) introduced legislation Thursday making it harder for Mr. Trump to fire Mr. Mueller. Under the legislation, a special counsel could challenge his or her removal, with a three-judge panel ruling within 14 days on whether the firing was justified.

If the panel found no good cause for the firing, the special counsel would immediately be reinstated. The legislation follows a similar effort from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) and Cory Booker (D., N.J.)

The introduction of two bills with two different bipartisan pairs strengthens the message that there is broad concern about this, said Mr. Coons, who said that Mr. Tillis approached him on the Senate floor ab...

The Left Should Gaze At Their Own Navel "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Im pretty scrupulous about avoiding the ongoing fights between the Clinton and Sanders wings of the party, and Im not going to engage on those terms here. Instead, Im just going to offer some friendly advice to Ryan Cooper, who was my predecessor as the web editor of the Washington Monthly. He ought to attempt a paradigm shift, at least for long enough to see how it looks.

Cooper is at pains to explain to us why leftists are mistrustful of three African-American politicians whose names are mentioned as serious, potentially viable presidential candidates for 2020. The primary motivation for providing us with this explanation is to beat back accusations that they oppose them as possible contenders because of their race.

Freshman Sen. Kamala Harris of California is mistrusted, Ryan says, because she is a prosecutor. As for specifics, she took a campaign contribution from now-Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and failed to bring him up on charges without an adequate explanation. Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is a favorite of Barack Obama, but he works for Bain Capital, the same vulture capitalist organization that Obama tied like a millstone around Mitt Romneys neck. And Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, like all New Jersey senators since the days of Alexander Hamilton, is too close to Wall Street. He has not yet been forgiven for defending Bain Capital and other vulture capitalists during the 2012 campaign.

In other words, there are real and somewhat obvious reasons for the left to see each of these candidates as captured or compromised by some of the nastier elements of the financial sector. Thus, its disingenuous and unfair to attack their critics as racists.

A column that said nothing more than this would be needed and helpful, but Cooper goes a little further and offers these candidates some advice:

If they want to win over the left and Harris, who has expressed at least mild support for tuition-free public college (for families with income less than $140,000), a $15 minimum wage, expanded Social Security, and Medicare for all, would probably be the most credible person to attempt this they need to first explain their recent history.

Second, and perhaps more importantly, they need to make a symbolic rhetorical break with the despised donor class.

Human beings are very good at pattern-recognition, and the same talent that allows Cooper to see the donor class ties of these three prospective presidential candidates allows others to see how race ties them all together as well. If the latter pattern leads to lazy and uncharitable generalizations, perhaps the...

Looks Like Trump and Putin Colluded on Adoption Story "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

When the New York Times initially reported the story of Donald Trump having a second unplanned meeting on July 7th with Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit, they also reported that the next day, on the return trip on Air Force One, a statement was drafted for Donald Trump Jr. so he could respond to questions about an undisclosed meeting he had organized between himself, Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and a Russian lawyer.

Heres how that early reporting looked:

The evening after his two meetings with Mr. Putin the first lasting 135 minutes and the second an hour Mr. Trump returned to Washington. On the Air Force One flight back, his top advisers helped draft a statement about a meeting his son Donald Trump Jr. attended last year with a Kremlin-connected lawyer who promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton.

The statement said that the meeting was primarily about the Russian ban on Americans adopting Russian orphans. Sometime later, on July 19th, the president explained in an interview with the New York Times what he had talked about with Putin during his unscheduled meeting at the G20 dinner.

We talked about Russian adoption. Yeah. I always found that interesting. Because, you know, he ended that years ago. And I actually talked about Russian adoption with him, which is interesting because it was a part of the conversation that Don [Jr., Mr. Trumps son] had in that meeting.

In this time period, Trump and his lawyers and surrogates denied that Donald Trump had been aware that the story about Donald Jr. was coming and only learned about it when everyone else did after the story broke in the New York Times. They also denied (necessarily) that Trump had any role in crafting the statement on Air Force One.

There turned out to be quite a few problems with this story.

First, on July 13th, Michael Isikoff reported for Yahoo News that President Trumps legal team was informed more than three weeks ago about the email chain arranging a June 2016 meeting between his son Donald Jr. and a Kremlin-connected lawyer.

More than three weeks before July 13th, places White House awareness of the story back around June 20th or so. So, first were asked to believe that Trumps lawyers did not make him aware that his son and son-in-law were in some legal jeopardy and that the collusion story was about to get a big boost. Thats not credible.

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McConnell Defies White House on Tax Reform "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A day later, Im still confused about the Republicans plans for enacting tax reform. One thing that is clearer than yesterday is that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell intends follow the original roadmap and utilize the budget reconciliation process. This is part of an overall trend of the Senate defying the White House which has spawned several articles in response.

I thought White House legislative director Marc Short and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin were clear that they wanted McConnell to give up on the reconciliation process. Even most of the congressional Republicans have concluded that they cannot govern alone with no help from the Democrats. And, with the president still demanding that the Senate complete their work on health care before moving on, McConnells plan would both defy that instruction and make it impossible to satisfy.

The reason is underreported but fairly simple. To pass tax reform with reconciliation rules, McConnell needs a new budget to pass with reconciliation instructions. Once a new budget passes, the old one that contains the reconciliation instructions for health care will be superseded and useless. McConnell is signaling (without saying) that the health care effort is well and truly dead.

Hes also defying common sense, because the Republicans want tax reform enacted before Halloween so that it can have some impact before the midterms, but McConnells strategy will require the GOP to pass budget bills in both the House and Senate, reconcile those bills together, pass that reconciled bill with the reconciliation instructions, and then pass a big tax reform bill that utilizes those instructions. He needs to get all that done while simultaneously navigating the debt ceiling and pushing through several other m...

UK pledges 100million to global efforts to eradicate polio David Icke latest headlines

Money will fund vaccination of 45 million children annually until 2020, when the world could finally be declared polio-free The UK has pledged 100m to the global fight against polio, in an attempt to eradicate the debilitating disease by 2020. The cash, to be announced by the international development secretary, Priti Patel, on Friday, will fund the immunisation of 45 million children a year until 2020. The last case of polio is likely to be announced in 2017 and there would then need to be three years without a single case to prove eradication. Thirty years ago, more than 350,000 people a year were disabled by polio, with the highly contagious virus present in more than 125 countries. Since then, polio has been reduced by more than 99.9%. It still exists in just three countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. There have been eight new cases this year in total Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of five partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, a private-public partnership that includes the World Heath Organization, said the world was close to ending polio: Its fantastic to see such a generous pledge from the UK to the global effort to eradicate polio. With the steadfast commitment of key partners like the UK government and dedicated health care workers around the world, we are very close to ending polio forever. Read more: UK pledges 100million to global efforts to eradicate polio Health workers in Syria rush to vaccinate 320,000 children amid sudden vaccine induced polio outbreak Lunacy Read more Smallpox, Polio and DTaP vaccines contain infected monkey kidney cells and Rotavirus vaccines contain DNA from dangerous pig viruses Read more Vaccine-derived Polio Spreading in Polio-free India Read more This is why Kenyan bishops are urging people to resist WHOs polio vaccine Read more

19:28

Death penalty calls spell end of current EU-Turkey relations German Foreign Minister David Icke latest headlines

Claims of the possible reinstatement of capital punishment in Turkey signal an end to the existing relations between Ankara and Europe, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said. The core problem is that Turkey is distant from democracy, Gabriel said in an interview with Stern magazine, adding that innocent people are imprisoned there. The minister noted the crackdown on the media and shakeup in the police and judicial system in Turkey, which followed the failed coup attempt last summer. In April, the Turkish people supported the switch from a parliamentary to presidential system in a controversial referendum, vastly expanding the powers of leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Following the victory, Erdogan frequently spoke of staging another vote on the return of the death penalty in Turkey, which he said is needed to punish the coup plotters and restore order. Repeated statements on reinstating the death penalty are the end of the existing relations between Europe and Turkey. Its quite obvious, Gabriel stressed. Read more: Death penalty calls spell end of current EU-Turkey relations German Foreign Minister

19:28

Jasvinder Sanghera - Forced marriage survivor, Part 1 "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

Ole Dammegard interviews Jasvinder Sanghera, CBE, born and brought up in the UK. A survivor of a forced marriage, she is the founder of Karma Nirvana, a national award winning charity that supports both women and men affected by honour based abuse and forced marriages. She is a highly acclaimed international speaker and an expert advisor to the courts in matters of child, civil and criminal proceedings. Jasvinders memoirs Shame and Daughters of Shame are Sunday Times Top 10 Bestsellers.

19:26

The charity boat 'taking deliveries' of migrants from people traffickers: Undercover officers capture criminals 'escorting' vessels to aid ships bound for Italy David Icke latest headlines

A charity boat operating in the Mediterranean allegedly colluded with people smugglers to accept multiple deliveries of migrants, investigators have revealed. Photographs captured by undercover officers show the criminals escorting vessels packed with asylum seekers before being transferred to aid boats bound for Italy. The images emerged after Italian authorities carried out their first seizure of a rescue boat on suspicion of aiding illegal immigration. One photograph appears to show a smuggler waving off a boatload of migrants after travelling alongside them to within the reach of rescuers. German charity Jugend Rettet is also accused of towing boats used to ferry migrants back towards Libya, where most migrants hoping to reach Europe depart, to be reused by smugglers. The revelations emerged after investigators took the unprecedented move of impounding the aid organisations vessel, Iuventa, at Lampedusa on Wednesday. Read more: The charity boat taking deliveries of migrants from people traffickers: Undercover officers capture criminals escorting vessels to aid ships bound for Italy

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Wrong! Do it again! If you dont take your opioids, you cant have any pudding "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Study adds to evidence that most prescribed opioid pills go unused In a review of half a dozen published studies in which patients self-reported use of opioids prescribed to them after surgery, researchers at Johns Hopkins report that a substantial majority of patients used only some or none of the pills, and more than 90 []

19:25

TV Box Seller Emails Sky TV Bosses With Pirate Offer, Gets Sued for $1m "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

After relatively quiet treatment in the media, last year press in New Zealand began reporting on the booming pirate set-top box business sweeping the world.

Often based around legal Kodi software boosted with third-party addons, the devices are known for providing free movies, TV shows, and sports.

Last November, My Box NZ owner Krish Reddy, who said he would take on Sky in its own backyard with his custom streaming boxes, hit the headlines. The 27-year-old told NZHerald that it seemed like a great idea so we decided to do it ourselves.

The boxes offered some local free-to-air channels but also the all-important premium offerings from Sky, including Sky Movies and Sky Sports, an expensive proposition for an official subscriber.

Why pay $80 minimum per month for Sky when for one payment you can have it free for good? Reddys advertising said.

Reddy was confident in the abilities of his product but was also confident he wasnt breaking the law.

I dont see why [Sky] would contact me but if they do contact me and if theres something of theirs that they feel Ive unlawfully taken then yeah but as it stands I dont [have any concerns], he told the Herald.

As things moved on, Reddys business really took off. He admitted to having sold 8,000 of the devices and then April this year, Sky appeared to ruh out of patience. In a letter from its lawyers, the pay TV company said Reddys devices breached copyright law and the Fair Trading Act. Reddy responded by calling the TV giant a playground bully and denied again that he was breaking the law.

From a legal perspective, what we do is completely within the law. We advertise Sky television channels being available through our website and social media platforms as these are available via streams which you can find through My Box, he said.

The content is already available, Im not going out there and bringing the content so how am I infringing the copyright the content is already there, if someone uses the box to search for the content, thats what it is.

Stuff reports that the initial compensation demand from Sky against Reddys company My Box runs to NZD$1.4m (US$1m), an amount that could rise by millions by the time a judgment is reached.

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19:25

Jared Kushners Pro-Israel Bias Is Nothing New for U.S. Mideast Envoys Its Just the Most Blatant "IndyWatch Feed War"

Jared Kushners Pro-Israel Bias Is Nothing New for U.S. Mideast Envoys Its Just the Most Blatant Jared Kushners Pro-Israel Bias Is Nothing New for U.S. Mideast By Mehdi Hasan/The Intercept/August 3, 2017 Another week, another leak. This time the victim was Jared Kushner. And the leaker? A daring congressional intern. Yes, an intern. Ouch. []

19:22

Dubai's Torch Tower goes up in flames for second time in two years "IndyWatch Feed War"

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The blaze highlights concerns about cladding on the skyscraper, following other fires in buildings including London's Grenfell Tower

19:20

Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy faces criminal probe over claims he took bribes to help Qatar land 2022 World Cup David Icke latest headlines

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy faces criminal investigation following allegations that he took back-handers to held Qatar win the 2022 World Cup. The 62-year-old politicians dealings will be probed by prosecutors in his own country after the massively wealthy Gulf state was effectively accused of paying to host the contest. Mr Sarkozy is already an indicted criminal suspect in France after a Paris judge in February ordered him to stand trial over illegal campaign funding. He is said to have falsified accounts during his unsuccessful presidential campaign for re-election in 2012 after serving just one term in office. Read more: Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy faces criminal probe over claims he took bribes to help Qatar land 2022 World Cup

19:18

Young hawk raised by eagles, people celebrate in Canada "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from Canada today, about the young red-tailed hawk, raised by a bald eagle couple, says about itself:

Major breaking news on the hawk in eagles nest, Sidney, British Columbia

The major of Sidney has published a proclamation for the hawk-eagle day on August 6th! Join the party on August 6th afternoon. I will be live from the nest.


19:18

HISTORIC SHIFT IN GEOPOLITICAL ALIGNMENTS: INDIA AND PAKISTAN JOIN SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION (SCO) "IndyWatch Feed War"

South Front 03.08.2017 Written by Prof Michel Chossudovsky; Originally appeared at GlobalResearch On June 9, both India and Pakistan became simultaneously members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a Eurasian economic, political and mutual security organization largely dominated by China and Russia.  While the SCO with headquarters in Beijing is not officially a military alliance, it nonetheless serves []

19:18

Package swallowed by Rashan Charles contained 'mixture of paracetamol and caffeine wrapped in plastic' David Icke latest headlines

The package removed from the throat of Rashan Charles shortly before he died in police custody contained a mixture of paracetamol and caffeine wrapped in plastic, the police watchdog has said. The Independent Police Complaints Commission had previously confirmed that the object did not contain a controlled substance. Mr Charles died in the early hours of 22 July after being apprehended by police at a shop in Hackney. The IPCC said at the time that it had evidence he had swallowed a package shortly before he died. The object was removed from his throat at the scene. His death sparked violent clashes between protestors and police in Hackney as demonstrators threw bottles and fireworks at officers. Read more: Package swallowed by Rashan Charles contained mixture of paracetamol and caffeine wrapped in plastic

19:16

Six reasons to say no to a smart meter David Icke latest headlines

The great smart meter revolution has faltered and households can choose, once again, to opt out and keep hold of their old-fashioned utility meters which require manual reading. When they were introduced in 2009, smart meters were supposed to simplify the billing process and ensure readings were up to date and accurate. But the roll-out has been plagued with problems as explained below. Now, according to research conducted by comparethemarket.com, one in five people do not want one. The Government had originally said that every household would be set up with a smart meter by 2020 and nearly seven million have been installed so far but in June the Government subtly downgraded this requirement. Now every home will be offered a smart meter by 2020, with no obligation to take one. Read more: Six reasons to say no to a smart meter

19:15

Is Another Oil Head-Fake Brewing? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Is Another Oil Head-Fake Brewing? by Charles Hugh Smith Of Two Minds The dramatic declines in the costs of oil production will be boosting supply at the very moment that demand is falling. Over the past decade Ive addressed...

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19:15

Isolated Trump Flails Helplessly as He Bows to Irrational Policies on Russia and Europe Imposed by Congress "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

President Donald Trump has signed the sanctions bill against Russia, North Korea, and Iran. With the near-unanimous, veto-proof margin by which the so-called Countering Americas Adversaries Through Sanctions Act was passed by both the House and the Senate, Trump was in a lose-lose position.

19:14

Mother has children taken away from her after toddler tantrum David Icke latest headlines

A mother has recalled the the worst moment of her life when her toddlers temper tantrum lead her two young children being taken away by the authorities for almost a year. The woman, only identified as Mary, was playing with her two young children at her parents-in-laws home in the US when her toddler Vincent began acting up. When Mary asked him not to snatch his brothers toys and he wouldnt calm down, she placed him outside on the patio and watched him through a window just inches away, she told Mom.me. A couple of hours later, police knocked on the in-laws front door and alerted her that she was being investigated for child abuse and endangerment. The police officers then interviewed Mary, her husband and Vincent for two hours as they awaited the arrival of a Department of Children and Family Services caseworker. Read more: Mother has children taken away from her after toddler tantrum

19:12

Machine Mania In The Marketplace: How Computers Came To Own The World David Icke latest headlines

With 60% of stocks now being traded by bots that fake each other out in order to create buying opportunities, stock exchanges have lost their connection to the reason markets are created in the first place. The exchanges no longer exist as places for people to buy and sell ownership in a corporation. They exist simply as the neural junctions of a conglomerated machine that plays tricks on itself, and your sole goal is no longer to invest, but to put money in the slot machine that is the quickest trickster. Many of the people who think of themselves as investors see this pretend investing as being almost risk free now that computers and central banks are running the racket. They put their money in the machines, and machines follow the central banks lead, purring along at historically low levels of market volatility as the machines run their automated tasks. A minority of market experts see a market that is building cataclysmic risks as it accumulates fake pricing that has nothing to do with intrinsic value and as the component machines keep getting reprogrammed to do a better, faster job of faking out the other machines. Read more: Machine Mania In The Marketplace: How Computers Came To Own The World

19:12

Software Patents Are Not Potent in Courts and Are Not Good for Marketing Purposes Either (They Cause Alienation) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Related: To Save Face, USPTO Ought to Stop Granting Software Patents Altogether

Summary: The status of software patents in the United States (and to a large degree elsewhere as well), especially in light of softwares transition into a sharing modality

WE can never stress strongly enough that even though the USPTO grants software patents, rarely will such patents turn out to be useful. These are hardly enforceable, except by patent trolls which prey on the poor (incapable of affording legal defense or even a petition to PTAB). They essential bypass the legal process.

These are hardly enforceable, except by patent trolls which prey on the poor (incapable of affording legal defense or even a petition to PTAB).To obtain a software patent it is necessary to show that the effect of that software goes beyond a mere operational advantage, Ruth Wright wrote yesterday, and has some technical impact.

Well, this might be a convenient loophole for walking past (or bypassing) examination, but what about prosecution? Experience suggests that even if such patents get granted, they will likely be invalidated (i.e. rendered WORTHLESS) in the courts.

Experience suggests that even if such patents get granted, they will likely be invalidated (i.e. rendered WORTHLESS) in the courts.Just because people can manage to be granted software patents does not mean that these patents are worth the effort and money. This is especially true after Alice. As we showed last month, during the summer it seemed like not a single software patent had legs in the higher courts. Its usually Alice thats invoked to eliminate them. Nevertheless, there are press releases like this one from yesterday where patents on software are shown off. This one example is a company that says it delivers two-factor and multi-factor authentication utilizing patented software-based grids to convert static passwords/PINs into secure one-time passwords or PINs (OTPs).

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19:10

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Crypto weakening: Crypto War 2.0 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Sheryl Sandberg on crypto weakening. The new Crypto war being started where government agencies are wanting a reduction in encryption strengths.

DISCLAIMER: All views and facts explained in this article are the views of the author and does not in anyway related to the views of organization where the individual is employed. The article is an observation based on self-researched facts and is in no way written to offend any parties.

The goal for governments is to get as much information as possible. (Sheryl Sandberg)

 One of the oldest encryption known to man was the Caesar cipher, also known as a shift cipher. Mostly used by Julius Caesar to send messages which he didnt want to be understood by his enemies. Shift to today and encryption are an important part of your digital day-to-day life. Consider anyone who sends a WhatsApp message or browsing securely, encryption protects your security and importantly your privacy. But with the new Crypto war being started where government agencies are wanting a reduction in encryption strengths so that they can break into our digital day-to-day life is on. Quite the Et tu Brute moment for us, the users.

The idea is well iterated by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg where she says, The goal for governments is to get as much information as possible. And so when there are message services like WhatsApp that are encrypted, the message itself is encrypted but the metadata is not, meaning that you send me a message, we dont know what that message says but we know you contacted me,. You quite clearly can understand her to stand in the matter where the governments are already being provided meta data (pretty much a road map of your activities) but now the new policies could make the use of the applications quite invasive.

The Crypto War ideally started in the 1990s when they did a bad promotion with the Clipper Chip, could not withstand the distribution PGP crypto system, reduce the strength of SSL encryption used in our browsing or the latest Apple iPhone unlock push.

Taking a queue from Big Brother, the other 2 members of the Five Eyes (FVEY) UK and Australia, moved fast to herd their own legislative sheep....

19:10

DNA breakthrough means superior designer babies could form new social elite, geneticist tells RT David Icke latest headlines

Superior designer babies born into the upper class with genetically modified physical appearances and intelligence could be just years away, a British geneticist has warned, after scientists announced they had used gene editing to repair a mutation in human embryos. In a world first, US researchers announced on Wednesday in the science journal Nature they had used the controversial gene editing technique, CRISPR-Cas9, to correct a mutation for a heart condition in embryos. The technique could eventually let doctors remove inherited conditions from embryos before they go on to become a child. That, in turn, opens up the possibility of diseases like cystic fibrosis and ovarian cancer being wiped out entirely, researchers say. Although the scientists only edited out mutations that could cause diseases, it modified the nuclear DNA that sits right at the heart of the cell, which also influences personal characteristics such as intelligence, height, facial appearance and eye color. While many are hailing the research as an exciting breakthrough, Dr David King of Human Genetics Alert in London told RT it could eventually lead to a eugenics scenario. Read more: DNA breakthrough means superior designer babies could form new social elite, geneticist tells RT

19:08

Criminalized Freedom: Couple Fined Hundreds, Face Possible Jail, For Feeding Stray Cats David Icke latest headlines

You are not free. In the one nation imperiously touting freedom as a star-spangled guiding principle, you are not free to enjoy a peaceful existence unmolested by armed revenue-reapers of the State collecting rainwater, selling lemonade, living off-grid, charitably tending the homeless, and even feeding stray animals, all require you pay up, permit up, or license up or be remanded to a cage for an intellectually insulting period of time. Yes, apparently, leaving food and water for a small colony of feral cats gives the State sufficient premise to rob a pair of animal good Samaritans blind because, nary an issue exists government couldnt royally mangle turning otherwise law-abiding people into paupers and criminals, and souring public trust and sentiment in the process. Kansas couple, Sue and Ray Jones recently found guilty of feeding and giving water to their Augusta neighborhoods feral cat community, because the State says that is a thing about which to have guilt had to file an appeal against the charges and $150 fine for each person, as well as for each finding of guilt. Read more: Criminalized Freedom: Couple Fined Hundreds, Face Possible Jail, For Feeding Stray Cats

19:08

Doctors are not prescribing a drug to treat opioid addiction because they dont want to be flooded with patient requests for it, study says "IndyWatch Feed War"

Suboxone buprenorphine/naloxone tablets 8mg 2mg

  • Doctors are hesitant to prescribe a drug that treats opioid addiction  
  • Buprenorphine can treat addiction if a doctor has a waiver to prescribe it
  • It is the less severe of only two drugs approved by the FDA to treat addiction
  • In the past few years there has been an uptick in opioid use in the United States
  • Doctors said they were hesitant to prescribe it because they dont want a flood of new patients
  • Those that do prescribe it have said they dont want to prescribe more because they cant handle more patients 

Doctors are hesitant to prescribe a drug that treats opioid addiction and withdrawal, a new survey revealed.

One of the two drugs that treats opioid addiction is being under-prescribed, especially when taking into account the spike in numbers addicted.

Most doctors said they dont want to prescribe the drug because they dont want to be flooded with new patient requests according to the study at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Maryland.

And among the doctors that can prescribe it, a number didnt want to give it to new people because they dont feel they can take on new patients.

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19:07

Vince Cable, human rights, militias and dodgy deals in the Niger Delta "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

What does Britains role in the export of gunships to a Nigerian warlord tell us about the new Lib Dem leader and about the British establishments attitude to its post-colonial, post-Brexit place in the world?

Image: Wikimedia Commons

The latest Liberal Democrat leadership contest was one of the least exciting votes of recent years. Vince Cable came first in a one-horse race. Despite the rather flat response he is already talking about making the party the second force in UK politics.

Throughout his 'campaign', many on the left rightly criticised his blas attitude to sexism and racism, after he told the New Statesman that "Gender isn't an issue any more, rightly so. Thanks to Obama race isn't really an issue any more - at least we hope not."

During the campaign, Cable was challenged on his key role in the tripling of student fees and the botched privatisation of Royal Mail

However, there has been rather less scrutiny of the fact that twice in his career once as Secretary of State for Business and once as a senior Shell executive - Vince Cable has had connections to controversial business deals in the Niger Delta in Nigeria, an area rich in oil and gas yet one of the poorest parts of Africa.

Cable worked at Shell in the Nineties when its role in the ongoing Niger Delta crisis first came to international attention.

And as Business Minister in the Coalition government in 2014, due to a series of bizarre decisions only now coming to light, Cables department approved the sale of high-speed armoured gunships to one of the most notorious organised crime figures in the Niger Delta.

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19:06

MAINSTREAM SCIENTIST EXPOSES THE DANGEROUS REALITY OF CHEMTRAILS AND GEOENGINEERING "IndyWatch Feed World"

Over the past few years, the issue of geoengineering has been popularized. Mainstream media, academia, and government almost unanimously support the idea of geoengineering as a perceived solution to climate change while suppressing the evidence that it has actually been in use for some time without our consent. On the other hand, there is a growing number of people who are slowly beginning to understand the reality surrounding chemtrail geoengineering, and the opposition is slowly growing.
In a bold move against the establishment, Kate Marvel, a mainstream scientist who specializes in climate change, spoke out at a Ted Talk against the onset of climate engineering with chemtrails, also known as Solar Radiation Management or SRM.
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Dumbo: WikiLeaks reveals CIA system to take over webcams, microphones David Icke latest headlines

Details of the CIAs Dumbo project, a system that manipulates devices such as webcams and microphones on Microsoft Windows-operating systems, have been published by WikiLeaks. The program also corrupts video recordings, according to the leaked documents. The whistleblowing organization released the files as part of its Vault 7 series on the CIAs hacking capabilities. According to Wikileaks, the technology is intended for use where the deployment of a special branch within the CIAs Center for Cyber Intelligence could be compromised. Dumbo can identify, control and manipulate monitoring and detection systems on a target computer running the Microsoft Windows operating system, according to the documents. The earliest Dumbo document released by WikiLeaks is dated June 25, 2012. The Tool Delivery Review document states that the systems capabilities are being requested by the CIAs special branch to deter home security systems that may identify officers or prevent operations. Read more: Dumbo: WikiLeaks reveals CIA system to take over webcams, microphones

19:05

Cyber Expert Who Stopped WannaCry Attack Arrested On Hacking Charges "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A man types on a computer keyboard in front of the displayed cyber code in this illustration picture taken on March 1, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/Files

San Francisco/Las Vegas: A cyber security researcher widely credited with helping to neutralise the global WannaCry ransomware attack earlier this year has been arrested on unrelated hacking charges, according to court documents unsealed on Thursday.

Marcus Hutchins, a 23-year-old British-based malware researcher who gained attention in May for detecting a kill switch that effectively disabled the WannaCry worm, was detained by the FBI in Las Vegas on...

19:04

Debt Rattle August 4 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Acropolis and Temple of Jupiter Olympus Athens 1862   Australia Slams the Brakes on Property Investment (BBG) Toronto Home Prices Suffer Worst Monthly Decline in 17 Years (BBG) Toronto Housing Market Implodes: Prices Plunge Most On Record (ZH) Euro Junk Bonds and Reverse Yankees Go Nuts (WS) Global Inflation Hits

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19:04

Canadian Man Takes Gun from Home Invaders Charged with Attempted Murder and Nine Other Crimes David Icke latest headlines

In what is surely an attempt by the Canadian state to make people fear the very idea of defending themselves and their families, a man has been charged with attempted murder after wrestling a gun from one of three armed home invaders and shooting one of them (non-life threatening injury). Why is it that Canada (and other nations) are so determined to ensure that the population is unable to adequately protect themselves? Kyle Earl Munroe was at home with a friend when three armed intruders entered his home, he and the other man struggled with the intruders, Munroe managed to get a gun from one of the intruders, shots were fired and one of the intruders was hit. Munroe has now been charged with: Attempted murder, intent to discharge a firearm, intent to discharge a firearm when being reckless, careless use of a firearm, improper storage of a firearm, pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm knowing that possession is unauthorized, and possession for the purpose of trafficking. If this isnt persecution, who knows what is? Read more: Canadian Man Takes Gun from Home Invaders Charged with Attempted Murder and Nine Other Crimes

19:03

Its Safer at Home, Say Kenyans as They Evacuate Cities Pre-Election "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, the presidential candidate of the National Super Alliance (NASA) party, is surrounded by supporters from the Maasai community as he arrives on top of a car to an election rally in Suswa, Kenya, August 2, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Baz Ratner

Nairobi: Passengers jostled with ticket touts and hawkers at Kenyas main bus stations on Thursday as thousands started leaving cities before next weeks vote, some because they are registered in rural wards, others because they are scared of violence.

Jitters over the August 8 polls, which come a decade since 1,200 people were killed in ethnic unrest after a disputed election, intensified this week with the torture and murder of a senior election commis...

19:03

US Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map August 4, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed War"

This is the newst update of the U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups on a weekly basis. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map.

US Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map August 4, 2017

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Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier air wing (CVW) of 65 to 70 aircrafts. Its composed of roughly 7,500 personnel, an aircraft carrier, at least one cruiser, a destroyer squadron of at least two destroyers and/or frigates. A carrier strike group also, on occasion, includes submarines, attached logistics ships and a supply ship. Carrier strike groups comprise a principal element of U.S. power projection over the worlds oceans.

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19:03

Israeli Court Investigates Possible Corruption Charges Linked to Netanyahu "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem July 30, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Amir Cohen

Jerusalem: An Israeli court said on Thursday that two police investigations in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been questioned could result in corruption charges, and that prosecutors were in talks with one of his former top aides.

The disclosures, made in an court order limiting media coverage of the cases, did not name Netanyahu. But they ramped up speculation among Israeli legal analysts that he could face indictment if ex-chief of staff Ari Harow turns states witness.

Netanyahu has denied any wrongdoing, and his spokesman said in a statement on Thursday that the premier was the target of a witch-hunt, now at its peak, aimed at changing the government.

This is destined to fail, for a simple reason: Nothing will happen because nothing happened, the spokesman said.

Netanyahu had been questioned under caution by police over so-called Case 1,000, dealing with gifts given to him and his family by businessmen, and Case 2,000, related to conversations he held with an Israeli publisher.

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19:02

Bioterrorism Drill Featured Mass Vaccination At A Public School David Icke latest headlines

The Hays Consolidated Independent School District Facebook page removed a post about a planned bioterrorism drill after protest of the use of mass vaccination followed its two posts. KXAN reports on the district in Kyle, TX: The vaccination debate unexpectedly came to the Hays CISD Facebook page on Monday following two posts about a planned emergency response and mass vaccination drill at Hays High School. The bioterrorism drill, from 7:30 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, took place in the high school parking lot, involving area first responders and volunteers. Hays County says they hold this kind of drill to practice the emergency distribution of relief items, vaccinations and medication and health assessments. This particular scenario was based upon an anthrax release in the county, said Hays County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Mike Jones. We take that as a terrorist event or bioterrorism. Read more: Bioterrorism Drill Featured Mass Vaccination At A Public School

19:00

Xi Jinping Embraces the Notion of China Acting as a Great Power "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Andrew Small, an expert on China and its relations with Pakistan, the US and the EU, discusses the ongoing standoff at Doklam.

Chinese and Indian armies at Doklam. Credit: PTI

Andrew Small, a prominent expert on China and its relations with Pakistan, the US and the European Union, has a nuanced and deliberate take on developments inside the Middle Kingdom and its compulsions outside. A senior fellow with the German Marshall Fund, Small wrote what is arguably the first real account of the friendship described as taller than the mountains and deeper than the oceans. His book The China-Pakistan Axis: Asias New Geopolitics was devoured by senior officials in the subcontinent as soon as it came out. He argued that the all-weather bond between Indias two hostile neighbours grew out of the ashes of the 1962 Sino-Indian war.

Small shared his thoughts on the current Doklam standoff at the Bhutan, India, China tri-junction with Seema Sirohi in Washington.

How do you think the Trump administration would react in case hostilities were to break out on the India-China border?

There is an element of unpredictability about how the Trump administration would handle any crisis but in most scenarios around th...

19:00

Clean Drinking Water  How to Ensure Long-Term Security? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Human Wrongs Watch

By Nila Eslit*

(Wall Street International)*  Clean drinking water is fundamental to every human life. On average, each person requires between 20 and 50 liters of water every day for drinking, personal hygiene, and cooking. Otherwise, quality of life can be compromised. But, what if, one day, the water that comes out of your faucet is dirty?
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Unclean water is dangerous to both humans and the environment. It leads to numerous health issues and even death. Reports have it that over a million die year after year from cholera and diarrhea.

Aside from these aforementioned diseases, people who drink unclean water can acquire hepatitis and schistosomiasis. Or, they could be infected with hookworm and other parasites. Unclean water is also devastating to the environment.

The Earths freshwater sources

Literally, the earth is a world of water. But then, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh. The rest is saline and ocean-based. And out of this 2.5 percent, only 1 percent can be easily accessed. Much of the freshwater is t...

18:58

Italy: Squats and Houses Raided and Evicted, Anarchist Comrades Arrested "IndyWatch Feed War"

Yesterday morning, cops have broken the doors of several rented and squatted houses in Florence, Rome and Lecce, to arrest eight anarchist comrades from Florence.

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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.

La Repubblica (Italian mainstream newspaper) says its the result of an investigation made by the DIGOS (Division of General Investigations and Special Operations) and the antiterrorist Italian police, regarding two events. Firs...

18:55

Apple goes all-in for communist China censorship by banning apps that help users bypass state censorship David Icke latest headlines

In an example of situational ethics, if not outright hypocrisy, Apple appears to be helping China censor Internet content. Apparently caving to pressure from the communist government there, it has removed Virtual Private Network (VPN) software apps from its app store in China. The regime now requires VPN developers to obtain a license from the government pursuant to a cyber-security law enacted in January. Approximately 60 VPN apps abruptly disappeared from the Apple platform last week. VPNs give users access to the unfiltered internet in China, the New York Times noted. Specifically, VPNs allow users to conceal their actual IP address during web browsing, a technique which takes on greater significance for those living under a communist dictatorship, who seek to bypass the access-restricting Great Firewall of China with anonymous surfing. Read more: Apple goes all-in for communist China censorship by banning apps that help users bypass state censorship

18:53

Trump Tells Generals U.S. Should Plunder Afghan Minerals "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trump Tells Generals U.S. Should Plunder Afghan Minerals Common Dreams   President Trump exiting the Pentagon with Secretary of Defense James Mattis in January. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr) In a recent situation room meeting with generals and top national security advisors, President Donald Trump reportedly compared war policy to []

18:49

Dutch colonial mass murder in Sulawesi, Indonesia "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

Apocalypse now! Captain Westerling

8 December 2016

Raymond Pierre Paul Westerling (31 August 1919 26 November 1987), nicknamed the Turk, was a Dutch military officer of the KNIL (Royal Netherlands East Indies Army). He waged a massacre in Sulawesi during the Indonesian National Revolution after World War II. He was also responsible for a coup attempt against the Indonesian government in January 1950, a month after the official transfer of sovereignty. Both actions were denounced as war crimes by the Indonesian authorities.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

More victims of mass executions in Sulawesi in 1947

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During mass executions by Dutch soldiers in Sulawesi, more Indonesians died in 1947 than was known so far. This is the conclusion of journalist Manon van den Brekel after months of investigation in the Indonesian island. According to her, not 1,200 but 1550 Indonesians were executed by troops led by the officers Jan Vermeulen, Jan Stufkens and Berthold Rijborz.

Van den Brekel, who works for De Correspondent site and others, concludes this in a new book about Dutch actions in Indonesia in the late 1940s. On evidence of witnesses, she found five places of mass executions about which nothing could be found in Dutch official archives. She also found a place about which summary information was available in...

18:48

Big Brother Robots: Roomba pursuing plan to share 3D maps of your private home with Google, Apple and Amazon David Icke latest headlines

Everywhere you turn these days, new technology seeks to undermine both constitutional guarantees and basic assumptions of privacy, when you would normally and reasonably expect that youre not being spied upon. After all, its one thing to put your entire life online in a series of social media posts; that happens by choice. But when devices you buy for one purpose turn out to serve the additional purpose of invading your privacy, thats a problem. As reported by the UKs Daily Mail, the maker of the autonomous vacuuming robot, Roomba, has just revealed plans for his next generation of devices to include technology to gather 3D floor plans on your home and then transmit them to third parties. Read more: Big Brother Robots: Roomba pursuing plan to share 3D maps of your private home with Google, Apple and Amazon

18:48

Blast Targets Al-Qaida Office in Syria, Causing Casualties "IndyWatch Feed War"

BEIRUT Syrian opposition activists and state media say an explosion has targeted an office of the al-Qaida affiliate in northern Syria, inflicting casualties.

Syrian state TV did not provide further details in its report. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the explosion occurred near the office belonging to the al-Qaida-linked Levant Liberation Committee on Friday.

The Observatory says two of the militant groups fighters were killed and several others were wounded.

The Ibaa news agency, which is linked to al-Qaida, says the blast in the village of Urum al-Kubra, west of the northern city of Aleppo, left several martyrs and wounded people.

The explosion comes amid rising tension in northern Syria between the al-Qaida-linked group and other factions, including more moderate rebels.

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September 20, 2016 Urum Al-Kubra, West of Aleppo, Syria A convoy carrying humanitarian relief and directed to Aleppo under siege was attacked and almost destroyed.


18:46

Ranking Pink Floyd songs "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A detailed description and rating of all Pink Floyd songs: All 165 Pink Floyd Songs, Ranked From Worst to Best Pink Floyd may be the only rock band that can credibly be compared to both the Beatles and Spinal Tap. The upshot: Pink Floyd has sold more albums worldwide than the Beatles. Floyd recorded over a []

18:45

Media & neocons pressured Trump to pass Russia sanctions Ron Paul (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Media & neocons pressured Trump to pass Russia sanctions Ron Paul Video RT The new sanctions bill signed into law by President Trump encroaches on the presidents authority to limit sanctions and conduct foreign policy, according to the...

The post Media & neocons pressured Trump to pass Russia sanctions Ron Paul (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:44

NASA hiring someone to protect Earth from aliens, and paying six figures for it "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

NASA hiring someone to protect Earth from aliens, and paying six figures for it By Katie Dangerfield National Online Journalist, Breaking News  Global News NASA is on the lookout for someone to protect the Earth from an alien invasion. The U.S. space agency is currently hiring a planetary protection officer and is offering a salary []

The post NASA hiring someone to protect Earth from aliens, and paying six figures for it appeared first on Uncensored NZ Blog.

18:44

Egyptian police jailed for three years for striking "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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50 low-ranking police went on strike in January to protest against a cut in holiday entitlement

18:41

Meteorite crashes into field in Rajasthan, India "IndyWatch Feed World"

It is the 14th meteorite incident reported in Rajasthan. The meteorite weighed around 2.23 kg had fallen on June 6 in a field near Bhankrota had created a 43 cm round and 15 cm deep pit. The scientist has confirmed a rock like an object which had fallen in Mukundpura village was a meteorite. Meteorites are solid extra terrestrial material that survived passage through the Earth's atmosphere and landed on Earth. It is the 14th meteorite incident reported in Rajasthan. The meteorite weighed around 2.23 kg had fallen on June 6 in a field near Bhankrota had created a 43 cm round and 15 cm deep pit.

18:41

Facebook rolls out related articles feature in latest fake news crackdown David Icke latest headlines

Facebook is updating its technology to better flag fake news stories and send them to fact checkers. It will also post related articles underneath misleading or false stories, to help users make more informed decisions about what they read and share. The social media giant announced in April that it was testing its related articles model, which is aimed at providing easier access to additional perspectives and information, including articles by third-party fact checkers. On Thursday, the site announced that the system was ready to be rolled out. Since starting this test, weve heard that Related Articles helps give people more perspectives and additional information, and helps them determine whether the news they are reading is misleading or false. So were rolling this out more broadly, the company wrote in a statement. The related articles feature will be used on popular topics being shared on the social media platform, as well as those thought to be misleading or fake. Read more: Facebook rolls out related articles feature in latest fake news crackdown

18:38

Nikihil Dey, Norti Bai and Other Activists Acquitted in 19-Year-Old Case "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

They had been convicted in the case last month, in what RTI activists saw as the backlash of their social justice-related efforts.

Nikhil Dey. Credit: Youtube

Nikhil Dey. Credit: Youtube

New Delhi: Social activists Nikhil Dey, Norti Bai, Ram Karan and Chotu Lal, associated with the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) in Rajasthan, have been acquitted in a 19-year-old case in which they were accused of trespass and causing hurt. They had been convicted a month ago by a local court and sentenced to fourth months in jail.

The activists appealed against the case, the Times of India reported, at which the complainants withdrew their case.

The four activists were acquitted based on an order from the additional district judges court in Kishangarh after the complainants withdrew their case, Indian Express reported. The case was filed in 1988 after they visited the home of Harmara village sarpanch Pyare Lal Tank. Allegations of corruption had been levelled against the panchayat and the activists were there to ask him for information. According to Tank, the activists assaulted him when they came; t...

18:38

No time for shallow diplomacy, Christians, in the religious war on churches in the Holy Land "IndyWatch Feed War"

No time for shallow diplomacy, Christians, in the religious war on churches in the Holy Land   By Stuart Littlewood A month ago, after reading a desperate cry for help from the National Coalition of Christian Organisations in Palestine (NCCOP) addressed to the World Council of Churches, I emailed eight churches in my locality asking []

18:38

'No Major Incidents' As Driverless Buses Launch in Estonia "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Authorities have reported "no major incidents" after the first three days of a driverless bus service in the Estonian capital Tallinn.

A pair of vehicles are operating on a route through the city as part of the Baltic state's presidency of the European Union, and have so far managed not to collide with any other road users, national broadcaster ERR reports [gallery itself requires JS from s.err.ee and news.err.ee -- Ed.].

But there have been a number of near misses since the launch on Saturday, ERR says. An eyewitness reports that one of the buses failed to give way to a police car with its lights flashing on Monday; while an ERR photographer saw a bus ignore a red light at a pedestrian crossing, ploughing on regardless of the "surprise" it had provoked.

Despite no-one driving, local traffic law means that there still has to be a responsible person on board, meaning that all passengers are greeted by a host. They've been tasked with explaining the technology to passengers new to the world of autonomous vehicles, ERR says.

Judging from the picture, the buses soothingly seem to be constructed out of Nerf.

Your humble editor lives and works only hundreds of meters from each end of the trial route, so decided to take a quick, and fortunately uneventful, trip on one this (thursday) lunchtime. I now realise there are some things I forgot to snap, such as what the member of staff (a) does, and (b) can do. The answers to which are simple: (a) very little apart from gesticulate to pedestrians who are too frightened to cross in front of the vehicle; and (b) very little at all, as there are no controls. There's a keyboard from which a reset can probably be invoked, but that's it.

I'm happy to treat this as an AMAA (Ask Me Almost Anything), in particular if that means I can waste time on the bus again tomorrow!


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18:36

New York City crushes nearly two tons of ivory and art works "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Sky News

New York crushes tons of confiscated ivory in Central Park

Officials destroy trinkets, jewellery and ornate objects in public to show New Yorks commitment to ending the ivory trade.

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Nearly two tons of ivory objects have been crushed in New York to demonstrate the states commitment to ending the illegal ivory trade.

The items fed through a rock crusher are believed to have been made from the tusks of at least 100 slaughtered elephants.

Trinkets, ornate carvings and jewellery some of them extremely valuable were among the hundreds of confiscated items destroyed during the event in Central Park.

Officials dispose of carved ivory in a crushing machine in New York's Central Park
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18:36

European Knee-Jerk Reaction Arab Psycho or Criminal Is Seen as Terrorist "IndyWatch Feed War"

Human Wrongs Watch

By Annie Machon*

3 August 2017 (RT)* There is a fusing of terminology between a terrorist, a criminal and mentally ill people, and in Europe, it seems to depend on skin color. If someone happens to be Arab, he might be called a terrorist, claims former MI5 intelligence officer Annie Machon.
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18:36

The uncensored truth about fluoride David Icke latest headlines

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls water fluoridation the addition of industrial-grade fluoride to community water supplies one of the top ten public health achievements of the 20th century. But, pioneering biological dentist Dr. David Kennedy has another term for it: a public health fraud. No doubt, adding fluoride to the public water supply is one of the greatest crimes against humanity. And Dr. Kennedy is not alone. With fluoridated water linked to a litany of ills like, lower IQ, many natural health experts agree that the use of fluoride is outdated, unnecessary and dangerous. Read more: The uncensored truth about fluoride

18:34

The future of sex in Africa "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Stigma and growing religious fundamentalism are preventing women from fully accessing a range of reproductive health services.

Accra. Accra, Ghana. Photo: Francisco Anzola/Flickr. CC BY 2.0. Some rights reserved.

Originally published on This is Africa.

In December last year I went to see a doctor. I had been feeling tired and wanted to check whether my haemoglobin levels had dropped, given that I am prone to anaemia. I also asked to be prescribed the emergency morning-after contraceptive pill. The doctor sent me off for my lab tests and said I could pick up my prescriptions from the nurse at reception. When I did so, I realised that he had not issued me a script for the pill, so I went back to see him. He ummed and ahed awkwardly and eventually said something along the lines of: I dont believe in giving prescriptions to stop pregnancy. You can get it over the counter. I was stunned into silence for a few seconds and then I said: I can get anything over the counter in Ghana. I came to the hospital for a reason. I need you to do your job and give me a prescription. He refused. I explained to him that I also needed the prescription so that my medical insurance would reimburse me. He shook his head and said no.

When we think about the future of sex in Africa, we need to think about our current reality. Women continue to have limited access to comprehensive reproductive health. Even in situations where the law gives us access, cash and carry health-care systems, stigma and a growing religious fundamentalism prevent us from fully accessing a range of reproductive health services.

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18:31

US Senate panel approves bill to suspend aid to Palestinians "IndyWatch Feed War"

Senate suspends US aid to Palestinians US Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker The US Senate has approved suspension of American financial aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) over the payments it makes to the families of Palestinians arrested or slain by Israel. The Republican-led Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 17-4 on Thursday in []

18:31

Is China Making ASEAN Irrelevant? "IndyWatch Feed War"

 / 05:32 AM August 04, 2017

As the Philippines leads the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Manila this week and next, international attention will focus, not on the 10 member-states that have reason to celebrate, but on what some analysts are starting to call an honorary member of the regional grouping: China.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will be the man of the hour, and his meetings and statements will be watched closely. In part, this close attention is based on the elephant, or rather the dragon, in the room: Chinas expansive claims to the South China Sea, sweepingly invalidated by the arbitral tribunal ruling of July 12, 2016, remain the single most contentious issue confronting Asean. Already, draft statements are being parsed to see how the South China Sea issue will be addressed. Already, the expected signing of a Framework of a Code of Conduct, a full 15 years after China agreed with Asean to forge not a mere framework but the actual code that will govern maritime disputes in the region, has generated, not excitement, but disappointment. Because the process of resolving these disputes (which directly involve four Asean members and affect Indonesia, Aseans largest economy) will help determine Aseans continuing relevance in the next 50 years, Wangs conduct will be closely followed.

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at right shakes hands with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, August 3, 2017. AP Photo

In part, Wang will be the focus of attention because of the increased volatility in the Korean peninsula; China is North Koreas principal ally, and North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong-ho will take part in the Asean Regional Forum. (It is a credit to the Philippine hosts that it insisted on the participation of North Korea, despite the reservations of the United States.) The ARF is a signature achievement of Asean, helping lead to the Six-Party Talks; all six...

18:30

Cannabis remains outlawed in the UK to protect the profits of Big Pharma David Icke latest headlines

In the USA, more and more states are legalizing the medicinal use of marijuana. In fact, according to the website Governing.com, 29 states have now passed laws permitting either the recreational or medical use of marijuana, and in some cases, both. This is excellent news for those who have fought long and hard to decriminalize this amazing plant with its myriad health benefits. Unfortunately, this new understanding has not been as readily adopted across the pond in the United Kingdom. While there has been a slight softening in attitude towards marijuana in the U.K., cannabis use remains illegal, and those found in possession of it face up to five years behind bars. Those who understand just what a powerful natural medicine marijuana truly is have trouble understanding how any government could continue to ban this amazing substance. But, a deeper examination of the subject quickly makes it obvious that Big Pharma is actively campaigning to keep marijuana inaccessible to the masses. After all, if marijuana were legalized worldwide for medicinal purposes, many of these pharmaceutical giants would sustain massive financial losses. Read more: Cannabis remains outlawed in the UK to protect the profits of Big Pharma

18:30

OpenCV Turret Tracks Motion, Busts Airsoft Pellets "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In the eternal struggle for office dominance, the motion-tracking Airsoft/Nerf/whatever, the autonomous turret seems to be the nuclear option. [Aaron] and [Davis] built a motion-tracking turret that uses openCV to detect movement, before hitting a relay to trigger the gun.

Theres a Raspberry Pi controlling a Logitech C210 Pi-compatible webcam, with a stepper hat for the Pi controlling two NEMA steppers that aim the gun. The design is simple but elegant, with a rotating base and an assembly that raises and lowers the weapon.

The openCV intrigues us. We want to see a openCV-powered turret with color detection, so your own team doesnt get blasted along with your hapless enemies. Or if guarding your cubicle, how about a little openCV facial recognition?

If you want to take a stab at your own, [Aaron] and [Davis] show how they built their project in their Hackaday.io page and their Python script can be found on GitHub.  Otherwise, check out the Counter Strike Airsoft robot, the Airsoft sentry gun, and the Nerf turret powered by Slack we published previously.


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18:29

Humans had farms 30,000 years earlier than previously thought "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

It's an idea that could transform our understanding of how humans went from small bands of hunter-gatherers to farmers and urbanites. Until recently, anthropologists believed cities and farms emerged about 9,000 years ago in the Mediterranean and Middle East. But now a team of interdisciplinary researchers has gathered evidence showing how civilization as we know it may have emerged at the equator, in tropical forests. Not only that, but people started farming about 30,000 years earlier than we thought. For centuries, archaeologists believed that ancient people couldn't live in tropical jungles. The environment was simply too harsh and challenging, they thought. As a result, scientists simply didn't look for clues of ancient civilizations in the tropics. Instead, they turned their attention to the Middle East, where we have ample evidence that hunter-gatherers settled down in farming villages 9,000 years ago during a period dubbed the "Neolithic revolution." Eventually, these farmers' offspring built the ziggurats of Mesopotamia and the great pyramids of Egypt. It seemed certain that city life came from these places and spread from there around the world. But now that story seems increasingly uncertain. In an article published in Nature Plants, Max Planck Institute archaeologist Patrick Roberts and his colleagues explain that cities and farms are far older than we think. Using techniques ranging from genetic sampling of forest ecosystems, to soil analysis and lidar, the researchers have found ample evidence that people at the equator were actively changing the natural world to make it more human-centric.

18:28

Allegations of Corruption Singe Devendra Fadnavis Government "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Maharashtra chief minister is under pressure to drop his housing minister.

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis (right) with state housing minister Prakash Mehta. Credit: PTI

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis (right) with state housing minister Prakash Mehta. Credit: PTI

Nearly three years after he was elected, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnaviss administration is facing severe allegations of corruption that could singe him. The opposition in Maharashtra has sensed this and the Congress-NCP combine has finally drawn blood. So severe has been the onslaught against the BJP-led government that Fadnavis had no option but to suspend his favourite bureaucrat Radheshyam Mopalwar, managing director of the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC). Mopalwar is leading the chief ministers favourite infrastructure project, the Mumbai-Nagpur expressway.

Another, more serious potential scandal is lurking. In an unprecedented move in the countrys legislative history, the government abandoned the legislature proceedings after the Congress-NCP refused to relent and asked hard questions on the beha...

18:28

Hacker Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Spreading Linux Malware "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A Russian man accused of infecting tens of thousands of computer servers worldwide to generate millions in fraudulent payments has been imprisoned for 46 months (nearly four years) in a United States' federal prison. 41-year-old Maxim Senakh, of Velikii Novgorod, was arrested by Finnish police in August 2015 for his role in the development and maintenance of the infamous Linux botnet called

18:26

Its time to talk about the israel slander network "IndyWatch Feed War"

It`s time to talk about the Israel slander network Yves Engler As a researcher and writer largely focused on Canadian foreign policy I was surprised to be profiled by a right wing U.S. magazine and downright amazed when the story was tweeted out by renowned French imperialism apologist Bernard-Henri Lvy. Recently the website Algemeiner published Its []

18:25

Amazon found to be running a 'secret lab' to exploit healthcare profits via medical records David Icke latest headlines

When thinking about the online giant Amazon, a quote from the old animated television series Pinky and the Brain comes to mind. Pinky asks Brain, Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight? to which Brain replies, The same thing we do every night Pinky try to take over the world! From eBooks to streaming television, groceries to cloud products, Amazon certainly appears set on taking over the world, one market sector at a time. Their latest target seems to be all things healthcare related, including everything from pharmaceutical sales to virtual medical records. Theyve even set up a secret skunkworks lab called 1492 to explore all the opportunities offered by this lucrative sector. CNBC is reporting that Amazons choice of 1492 is a reference to the year Columbus discovered the new world. Well, the healthcare sector is certainly a whole new world of opportunity for Amazon. Read more: Amazon found to be running a secret lab to exploit healthcare profits via medical records

18:22

New Neptune storm appears in a bizarre location "IndyWatch Feed World"

A nearly Earth-size storm system was spotted near Neptune's equator, surprising scientists because no bright clouds have ever been seen in that location. The storm is about 6,000 miles (9,000 kilometers) in length - about three-quarters Earth's diameter - and is even huge compared to the size of Neptune: it spans nearly 30 degrees in both longitude and latitude. When astronomers studied the storm between June 26 and July 2, it appeared to get brighter. "Seeing a storm this bright at such a low latitude is extremely surprising," Ned Molter, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, said in a statement. He saw the storm while doing a test run at the W. M. Keck Observatory at Mauna Kea, Hawaii. "Normally, this area is really quiet and we only see bright clouds in the mid-latitude bands, so to have such an enormous cloud sitting right at the equator is spectacular," he added.

18:22

Bannon and Blackwater Want to Outsource Afghanistan War "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Details on how the US is doubling down on its failed war in Afghanistan.

18:20

SC Fines Centre for Failing to File Affidavit on Steps to Prevent, Compensate Sexual Assaults "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The amount is to be deposited with the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee within two weeks.

Supreme Court of India. Credit: Reuters/Adnan Abidi

New Delhi: On August 1, the Supreme Court bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur, Prafulla C. Pant and Deepak Gupta imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 on the Centre for its failure to file an affidavit in a case in which its role in monitoring the steps to prevent and compensate victims of sexual assaults is being reviewed. The a...

18:20

Philippines open to address US human rights concerns "IndyWatch Feed War"

 

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, to brief the Senate Foreign Relations Committee behind closed-doors regarding the administrations perspective on the authorizations for the use of military force. AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta

MANILA, Philippines  The Philippine government welcomed the visit of the United States top diplomat to attend ASEAN-related meetings in the country.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to raise human rights issues in the Philippines amid President Rodrigo Dutertes campaign against the illegal drug trade.

The Department of Foreign Affairs noted that it is part of Tillersons duty as a government official to discuss human rights not only in the Philippines but the rest of the world.

They are accountable to their Congress and their press as they advance their values and interests. We share the belief that no country has a perfect human rights situation, the DFA said in a statement released Friday.

The Philippine government, however, is keen on correcting Washingtons perception of Dutertes war on drugs, based on what they claimed as exaggerated reports.

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18:16

Bill to Cut $300 Million in Annual Aid to Palestine Passed by US Committee "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) speaks to reporters ahead of the weekly party luncheons on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, August 1, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein

Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) speaks to reporters ahead of the weekly party luncheons on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, August 1, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein

Washington: A US Senate committee approved a Bill on Thursday that would cut off $300 million in annual US aid to the Palestinian Authority unless it stops making what lawmakers described as payments that reward violent crimes.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 17-4 for the measure, known as the Taylor Force Act, after a 29-year-old American military...

18:16

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 8/4/2017" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Weekly News Wrap-Up 8/4/2017"
by Greg Hunter 

"Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is now in the Grand Jury phase of the Trump witch hunt. It is looking more and more like a get Trump at all costs affair. Mueller has many conflicts of interest and is required to be removed by law, and yet nothing is done to stop this circus. Meanwhile, renowned journalist Seymour Hersh says, Russia Gate is a CIA planted lie and revenge against Trump. Hersh says DNC staffer Seth Rich supplied some juicy emails from the DNC to WikiLeaks. That pretty much blows up the Russian hacking and collusion story. Now, about two dozen members of Congress want a Special Prosecutor to investigate Hillary and all the wrongdoing of the Obama Administration.

Former Fed Head Alan Greenspan is warning of a bond bubble. Greenspan thinks interest rates are much too low, and when they move up, they could move up reasonably fast. Even with this warning from a former Federal Reserve Chairman, the stock markets still hit all-time highs this week.

Donald Trump and members of the GOP are proposing a new immigration bill that will limit immigr...

18:16

Major Arms Producers, Exporters (Members of UN Security Council) Now Move to Thwart Terrorists Access to Weapons "IndyWatch Feed War"

Human Wrongs Watch

The United Nations Security Council on 2 August 2017 unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons, particularly small arms and light weapons, the destabilizing accumulation and misuse of which the 15-member body said continue to pose threats to international peace and security and cause significant loss of life.

The UN Security Council unanimously adopts resolution on preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

The Council strongly condemned the continued flow of weapons, military equipment, unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) and their components, and improvised explosive device (IED) components to and between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh), Al-Qaida, their affiliates, and associated groups, illegal armed groups and criminals.

 UN Member States were encouraged to prevent and disrupt procurement networks for weapons, systems and components between and among such groups and entities.

Member States were specifically urged to ensure the ability to take appropriate legal actions against those who are knowingly engaged in providing terrorists with weapons and to ensure proper physical security and management for stockpiles of small arms and light weapons.

It also encouraged the implementation of marking and tracing procedures of small arms and light weapons to improve traceability of such weapons which could be provided to terrorists through illicit trafficking.

UN Member States were also urged to strengthen their judicial, law enforcement and border-control capacities, and develop their capabilities to investigate arms-trafficking networks in order to address the link between transnational organized crime and terrorism.

The Council...

18:16

UK Against Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



CANCER IN THE WATER YOU WON'T BELIEVE IT BUT IT TRUE EXPOSED

I hadn't seen this snippet from Info Wars

18:15

State Street to Bitcoin Bull: Blockchain Boss Leaves to Launch Crypto Startup "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

State Street to Bitcoin Bull: Blockchain Boss Leaves to Launch Crypto Startup by Michael del Castillo  Coin Desk TDC Note The fact that State Street has the word bitcoin on their radar tells me another criminal to the core bank...

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18:15

Taiwan Fumes as Indonesia Sends Fraud Suspects to China "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

In a similar deportation last year, police escort a group of people deported from Kenya for suspected fraud as they get off a plane after arriving at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, China, April 13, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Yin Gang/Xinhua/Files

Taipei: Taiwan has protested to Indonesia for sending more than 100 telecoms fraud suspects, including 22 Taiwan nationals, to China, the self-ruled island said on Thursday, the latest in a series of such deportations.

Taiwan, an island...

18:15

Major Media Figure Fingers Seth Rich as the DNC Leaker- Implicates Podesta "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Racketeering indictment

Major Media Figure Fingers Seth Rich as the DNC Leaker- Implicates Podesta by Dave Hodges The Common Sense Show The worm has turned. The people are demanding accountability. Some of the mainstream media are bending and including Independent Media...

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18:15

Why Washington's 'Rebel Support' Plans Keep Failing "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Trump administrations announcement that it was ending the CIAs covert program of support for moderate Syrian rebel forces provides hope that U.S. officials may finally be learning from their policy failures. However, it must be kept in mind that the CIA program was merely one component of Washingtons larger strategy to back insurgents trying to overthrow Bashar al-Assads government. It remains unclear whether that objective and the other measures to bring it about also will be abandoned.

18:13

Yazidis Mark Anniversary of Attack; 21 Killed in Iraq "IndyWatch Feed War"

Three years ago on Thursday, the Islamic State militants began their campaign against the Yazidi minority group.

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18:13

Statement from Turei "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

At 17:34 (well after her noon media conference) Metiria Turei continued her campaign  on Facebook. We are working to become part of a Government who supports compassionate welfare and ending poverty in New Zealand. I have been working for more than 20 years as an advocate in this area. That work is more important than []

18:11

The Next President of the EPO May Also be French and Without Background in Science "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.

Henri Poincare

French EPO

Summary: Antnio Campinos, who is rumoured to be Benot Battistellis most likely successor, is also rumoured to be French

THE management of the EPO is already stuffed (or stacked) with French people. We wrote many articles about it and EPO staff representation complained about it as well. Its not a subjective view as its rather trivial to simply look at the organisational structure/chart and annotate it with nationalities. This, to a large degree, is Battistellis fault. He brought in many former colleagues of his (nepotism).

Alain Pompidou, whom we wrote a lot about in 2015, was the fourth president of the European Patent Office (EPO) from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2007, as Wikipedia puts it. He too was French. To his credit, he did have background in science (professor of histology, embryology and cytogenetics).

Antnio Campinos, whom we wrote a lot about in 2016 (when he was rumoured to be Battistellis replacement), may also be French.

Antnio Campinos, whom we wrote a lot about in 2016 (when he was rumoured to be Battistellis replacement), may also be French.Rumours have spread inside the Office that Campinos has so-called dual citizenship, i.e. Portuguese and French (his mother is apparently French). His full name is Antnio Serge De Pinho CAMPINOS (notice the capitals, French style as some publications have put it) and he is formally Portuguese, although he was born in France, James Nurton wrote back in October 2010 (we mentioned this last year; we had looked at his background beforehand). He also studied in the University of Montpellier, France (Law Degree, 1991; Master Degree in Public Law, 1994). Theres also the University European Centre, Nancy, France (Post-graduation in European High Studies, 1992), according to his CV. So he speaks French. He is in his late forties, i.e. two decades younger than Battistelli.

If Campinos becomes the next EPO President, that will be 3 French people in charge out of 4 in succession (Brimelow being the exception as shes a Brit).

How very diverse an office. The EPO...

18:10

Grand Jury issues subpoenas in connection with Trump Jr., Russian lawyer meeting "IndyWatch Feed War"

AFP/File | Donald Trump Jr is seen in December 2016 as he walks around Trump Tower in New York

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) A grand jury has issued subpoenas in connection with a June 2016 meeting that included President Donald Trumps son, his son-in-law and a Russian lawyer, two sources told Reuters on Thursday, signaling an investigation is gathering pace into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

The sources added that U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller had convened the grand jury investigation in Washington to help examine allegations of Russian interference in the vote. One of the sources said it was assembled in recent weeks.

Russia has loomed large over the first six months of the Trump presidency. U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia worked to tilt the presidential election in Trumps favor. Mueller, who was appointed special counsel in May, is leading the probe, which also examines potential collusion by the Trump campaign with Russia.

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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner at an event with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington on June 22.PHOTO: EVAN VUCCI/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Moscow denies any meddling and Trump denies any collusion by his campaign, while regularly denouncing the investigations as political witch hunts.

At a rally in Huntington, West Virginia, on Thursday night, Trump said: Most people know there were no Russians in our campaign. We didnt win because of Russia. We won because of you.

Muellers use of a grand jury could give him expansive tools to pursue evidence, including issuing subpoenas and compelling witnesses to testify. The Wall Street Journal earlier reported a grand jury was impaneled.

A spokesman for Mueller declined comment.

A grand jury is a group of ordinary citizens who, working behind closed doors, considers evidence of potential criminal wrongdoing that a...

18:03

Weekly report on israels terrorism against the State of Palestine "IndyWatch Feed War"

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) ( 27 July 02 August 2017)   Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians, including a child, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. A civilian succumbed to his wounds in Hezma village, []

18:03

The uncensored truth about fluoride "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Image: The uncensored truth about fluorideNatural News) The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls water fluoridation  the addition of industrial-grade fluoride to community water supplies one of the top ten public health achievements of the 20th century.  But, pioneering biological dentist Dr. David Kennedy has another term for it: a public health fraud.  No doubt, adding fluoride to the public water supply is one of the greatest crimes against humanity. (keep reading to find out why)
And Dr. Kennedy is not alone.  With fluoridated water linked to a litany of ills like, lower IQ, many natural health experts agree that the use of fluoride is outdated, unnecessary and dangerous.
Discover the shocking truth about fluoride.  On the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Dr. David Kennedy, Past President of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, expose the hazards of fluoride found inside municipal water supplies and oral care products.  Plus, youll learn about the best ways to naturally protect your health especially the teeth and gums.
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18:03

How to Make Environmental Rights a Reality in Latin America "IndyWatch Feed War"

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BUENOS AIRES, Aug 4 2017 (IPS) The final declaration of the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 stated that Environmental issues are best handled with the participation of all concerned citizens. However, this rarely happens in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Delegates from 24 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean pose next to Argentine authorities, after the opening of the seventh meeting of the negotiating committee on a regional agreement that will enable access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters, held in Buenos Aires. Credit: Daniel Gutman/IPS

Delegates from 24 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean pose next to Argentine authorities, after the opening of the seventh meeting of the negotiating committee on a regional agreement that will enable access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters, held in Buenos Aires. Credit: Daniel Gutman/IPS


That was acknowledged by most countries in the region, which 25 years later are drafting a supranational legal instrument with the aim of making public access to information and to environmental justice a reality for people in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Delegates from 24 countries are taking part Jul. 31 to Aug. 4 in the Seventh Meeting of the Negotiating Committee of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean, known as Principle 10 of the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.

This weeks meeting in Buenos Aires, org...

18:02

Tillersons Message To North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

We do not seek a regime change, we do not seek the collapse of the regime, we do not seek an accelerated reunification of the peninsula, we do not seek an excuse to send our military north of the 38th parallel [the border with South Korea]. But you are presenting an unacceptable threat to us, []

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18:01

In support of Turei "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Metiria has taken a major hit over the past couple of days, but there is still strong support for her from some, although that appears to be a minority. On Twitter from BexDoingHerPhD @BexGraham,  retweeted by Green MP Marama Davidson: This Metiria Turei bashing stuff is complete shit and reflects 30 years of neoliberal indoctrination and govt []

18:00

The Enigma of Nitish Kumars Political Suicide "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

By giving up on opposition unity and aligning with the BJP, which he criticised so intensely, Nitish Kumar has destroyed his own and the countrys future.

Nitish Kumar. Credit: PTI

Nitish Kumar. Credit: PTI

Since July 27, when, within the space of 14 hours, Nitish Kumar broke the JD(U)-RJD government in Bihar and formed a new one with the BJP, his ally-turned-archenemy-turned-ally, the country has been convulsed by speculation about the motives for his actions. Nitish has said that he could not, in good faith, remain allied to a government whose leaders were being indicted for receiving favours and kickbacks, and laundering vast sums of money though shell companies day after day, while refusing to say or do anything in their defence, without completely losing the trust of the Bihar electorate.

His key adviser and spokesperson, Pawan Verma has, however, given a second, entirely different explanation: Nitish joined the BJP only after months of failed effort by him to create a much more broad-based alliance of opposition parties, around national issues and not just caste arithmetic. The single stumbling block on all issues was a clueless, leaderless but immensely arrogant Congress party, which would not allow any joint initiative to take off unless it was seen to be its architec...

18:00

A One-Dimensional View of Masculinity in Lipstick Under My Burkha "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The film is imperfect but has the power to engage the audience in its characters struggles.

A still from Lipstick Under My Burkha.

A still from Lipstick Under My Burkha.

Lipstick Under My Burkha is an imperfect film. The films poster may give the finger/lipstick to patriarchy, but that does not mean it avoids complicity with oppressive ideas. How many more films must we sit through in which Muslim men are portrayed as incorrigibly rapacious? Must the journey from town/village to city always be a simplistic narrative of liberation? Why is the struggle of Hindu women seen as an effect of orthodox community beliefs but Muslim womens oppression an unavoidable part of their religious faith?

I found myself thinking also about the portraits of masculinity that many films focused on womens thwarted desires seem to produce. The only redeemable male character in Alankrita Shrivastavas film is one who speaks a single line and whose face we never see. The shopkeeper, who shows Usha Rosy Buaji (Ratna Pathak Shah) swimsuits, tells her as a matter-of-fact that instead of beating around the bush in shame, she should have simply told him that she is buying one for herself.

Indeed, the film seems to have considerable emotional investment in demonising the men who appear in it. The film did not need the marital rape scene to underline the violence of Shireen Aslams (Konkon...

17:58

UK malware researcher Marcus Hutchins accused of creating Kronos Trojan "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The British security researcher Marcus Hutchins was arrested by the FBI on Thursday after being indicted on charges of creating the Kronos banking malware.

The news of the Marcus Hutchinss arrest made the headlines, the motivation has shocked the IT sector; the British malware experts who stopped the WannaCry ransomware outbreak was arrested in Las Vegas on Wednesday on suspicion of being a malware author.

The 22-year-old security expert, also known as MalwareTech,  has been arrested in in Las Vegas after attending the Def Con hacking conference and was detained by the FBI in the state of Nevada.

FBI agents nabbed the man at the airport while he was preparing to fly back to the UK, he was arrested for his role in creating and distributing the Kronos banking Trojan, according to a spokesperson from the U.S. Department of Justice.

According to the investigators, Marcus Hutchins created the malware and shared it online, below the indictment issued by Eastern District of Wisconsin.

The prosecutors believe Hutchins created, shared, and masterminded the Kronos banking Trojan between July 2014 and July 2015.

Marcus Hutchins indictment

Marcus Hutchins has developed the malicious code and he updated the code in February 2015 with a co-conspirator who is accused of advertising the Kronos banking Trojan on hacker forums.

The accomplice has sold at least one copy of the malware for $2,000, the US government also claims that on June 11, 2015, Hutchins sold attack code in America.

Kronos was developed starting from the Zeus Trojan, it took its name after the father of Zeus in Greek mythology, with the intent to steal money from victims bank accounts.

Principal featured advertised were:

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17:56

#Munich Demonstration: #StopDeportations Abolish the Dublin System! Freedom of Movement For All! "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Sierra Leone United Association is organising a demonstration against deportations, the Dublin system and for the freedom of movement for all in Munich, Germany, on August 19.

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Demonstration against deportations, the Dublin system and for the freedom of movement for all on 19.08.2017 at 1pm (13:00) in Munich main train station (Hbf), Germany.

Statement by Refugee Black Box Movement (Facebook link)

Refugee Black Box SOLIDARITY in Munich on 19.08.2017

Refugee BLACK BOX Activists invited in Munich on 19.08.2017
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Refugee Resistance and Protest Against Deportatio...

17:54

Maduro foes in Venezuela seek to block new assembly "IndyWatch Feed War"

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HO / Venezuelan Presidency / AFP | Handout picture released by the Venezuelan presidency showing President Nicolas Maduro (L) talking during a meeting with constitutionalists in Caracas on August 2, 2017

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Latest update : 2017-08-04

Venezuela is headed for a fresh showdown as President Nicolas Maduro prepares to inaugurate a powerful new Constituent Assembly on Friday, with his opponents vowing massive protests and state prosecutors seeking to block him in court.

Maduro faces accusations at home and abroad of trampling on democracy with the election last weekend of the assembly in a vote boycotted by the opposition and allegedly marred by fraud.

Attorney General Luisa Ortegas office said on Twitter that state prosecutors had filed a case to block Fridays inauguration, based on suspected crimes committed during the election.

Ortega, one of Maduros most vocal critics, has ordered an investigation into scandalous electoral fraud, after a British-based technology firm contracted for the vote, Smartmatic, said Maduro had exaggerated the turnout.

Since all candidates for the assembly were Maduro allies, turnout was the key gauge of public support.

The 545-member assembly whose members include Maduros wife and son will have sweeping powers to dissolve the opposition-majority congress, pass laws and write a new constitution.

It was initially due to start work Thursday against a backdrop of opposition protests.

But Maduro rescheduled the inauguration to Friday, vowing the assembly would open in peace and calm.

His opponents responded by pushing back their protest, calling on Venezuelans to defend the constitution.

Denial of tampering

For four months Venezuela has been in the grip of violent protests that have left more than 125 people dead as opp...

17:52

Australian mining company in prosecution spotlight for role in Congo massacre "IndyWatch Feed National"

The African Commission on Human and People's Rights has urged the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to re-open the criminal investigation into the role an Australian company, Anvil Mining, played in a massacre of 70 people in 2004.

In the landmark ruling, the African Commission found the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo responsible for the 2004 massacre in the southeast of the country, but it also highlighted Anvil Mining's role in supplying logistical support to the military.
 
Anvil Mining operated a copper and silver mine at Dikulushi, 50 kilometres from Kilwa. Following an uprising in October 2004, in which a small group of rebels attempted to take control of the town, the company supplied trucks, planes and provisions to the Congolese military (FARDC), who went on to indiscriminately shell civilians and carry out summary executions and torture of civilians. The companys role came to international attention when it was exposed by Four Corners in 2005.
 
In its decision, which found the soldiers had committed grave human rights violations and recommended $2.5 million compensation be paid to victims, the African Commission also urged the Government to take all due measures to prosecute and punish agents of the state and Anvil Mining Company staff. 
 
Keren Adams, a Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, welcomed the Commissions call for a re-examination of Anvils role in the massacre.
 
 
A criminal investigation into the company by the Australian Federal Police was opened in 2005 but was dropped after a deeply questionable military trial in the DRC failed to find anyone accountable. Civil proceedings in Western Australia were also withdrawn after key witnesses in the DRC were threatened. Ms Adams said the Commissions decision should prompt consideration of new prosecutions not just by the DRC, but here in Australia.

"Anvil has never had to properly answer for its role in what happened at Kilwa. We are talking about one of the worst corporate-facilitated massacres of recent times, but 13 years on, not a single person from the company has been held accountable.

Ms Adams also emphasised the need for better regulation of Australian companies operating overseas, to ensure abuses like the Kilwa massacre cannot happen again.  

We currently have over 150 mining companies operating in Africa and yet there is v...

17:51

Emergency Call to Prayer Protect President Trump on the Golf Course, 1736 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Good morning, Im still reporting on: Emergency Call to Prayer Protect President Trump on the Golf Course, 1736 Synopsis: Good morning, Im Still reporting on the coup. Weve never done this before, but Beth just got in an emergency call to prayer from one of her prayer friends and when she read it to me, we both felt the Holy Spirit move and literally got on our knees to pray for the protection of our President. The following is from Beths friend: This morning while out for a early morning run, It was suddenly impressed upon my heart to STOP AND PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP. As I obeyed the prompting of the Holy Spirit I saw President Donald Trump being shot on a golf course. As you can imagine I was immediately moved to begin to prayer with great fervency and urgency over President Trump. I saw a man holding a high powered rifle standing well camouflaged in a thicket of small trees and bushes, then I heard in the Spirit realm a clear sound of a gun being fired. As I continued to pray I felt lead by the Holy Spirit to share what I saw. I trust that many of you will test and weigh what I have submitted and you will pray as the Spirit leads.  Much Love and Blessings to you ALL. [Pray] Support Our Sponsors: - Life Change Tea: Rid Your Body From Toxins! https://www.GetTheTea.com - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. https://www.watersmacker.com - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Jeevy Computers: Buy/Sell Bitcoin & other Cryptos: 888-844-7806 - Trade Genius: The safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Denas Pain Relief Store: http://denaspainreliefstore.com/denas-pcm-6.html 503.395.4142 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 political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.youtub...

17:47

Philippines Duterte Signs Law Granting Tuition-Free Education in State Universities "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

FILE PHOTO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a news conference at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Paranaque, Metro Manila, Philippines, May 24, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Erik De Castro/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a news conference at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Paranaque, Metro Manila, Philippines, May 24, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Erik De Castro/File Photo

Manila: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law granting tuition-...

17:46

Mueller Legally Cannot Serve as Special Council, 1735 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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17:46

Three Years After Islamic State Genocide, Yazidi Wounds Unhealed "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Yazidis children play in a playground in Sinjar region, Iraq August 2, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Suhaib Salem

Sinjar, Iraq: Iraqs Yazidis marked three years since Islamic State launched what the UN said was a genocidal campaign against them on Thursday, but their ordeal is far from over despite the ouster of the jihadist fighters.

Militants were driven out of the last part of the Yazidi homeland in northern Iraq in May. However, most Yazidis have yet to return to villages they fled when Islamic State over-ran Sinjar in the summer of 2014, killing and capturing thousands because of their faith.

Nearly 3,000 Yazidi women and children remain in Islamic...

17:45

'Mother of All Bombs': The Dark Sides of Afghanistans MOAB Tragedy are Unfolding David Icke latest headlines

The GBU-43/B (Massive Ordnance Air Blast) which is colloquially known as Mother of All Bombs is a term that is still clinging on to our minds, importantly for its malignant consequences leaving in the ground. The appalling health impacts that are coming into the surface open the door for researches into further potential after-effects. An array of reasons has been placed behind the use of MOAB including mine extraction. Zahir Qadeer, an Afghan Member of Parliament alleged that a blast of this magnitude was needed to generate a crack in the mountain and enable mining process to proceed. He refused MOAB wrecked any harm to the Islamic States strongholds even though they are abounding there. The use of destructive weapon as such could kill several birds with one stone. It earned Donald Trump somewhat uplift in status amid disgraces whirling around White House at that time. It also played a commercial advertisement for purchasers of the US arms, in part for being over-hyped. In an interview, an Afghan environment protection expert explained that MOAB-like bombs exposes hazardous chemicals into air that causes cancer, respiratory and digestive problems, deformities in babies, strokes, high blood pressure and weakened vision. It severely contaminates food and water that even stay afloat to affect next generation. Read more: Mother of All Bombs: The Dark Sides of Afghanistans MOAB Tragedy are Unfolding

17:44

World Islamic Body Urges Myanmar to Safeguard Rights of Rohingya Minority "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A Rohingya fisherman fixes a net in a refugee camp outside Kyaukpyu in Rakhine state, Myanmar May 18, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun/Files

A Rohingya fisherman fixes a net in a refugee camp outside Kyaukpyu in Rakhine state, Myanmar May 18, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun/Files

Dhaka: Myanmar must protect the rights of its Rohingya Muslim minority, the chief of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said on Thursday, urging the government to work with neighbouring Muslim-majority countries to tackle a refugee crisis.

About 75,000 people have fled to Bangladesh after a military crackdown, with accompanying allegations of rape, torture and...

17:43

Afghan Official Says Bomber Who Hit NATO Wore Womans Burqa, Was Riding a Motorcycle "IndyWatch Feed War"

KABUL, Afghanistan An Afghan official says the suicide bomber who hit a NATO patrol, killing one service member and two Afghan civilians, had hid behind the all-enveloping womens garment known as a burqa.

Abdul Sami Sharifi, governor of the district of Qarabagh, located north of the Afghan capital, said on Friday that the attacker was riding a motorcycle.

He says the bomber rammed his motorcycle into a NATO patrol late the previous night.

The U.S. military in Afghanistan reported the death of the coalition member but not identify the soldiers nationality. The statement said another five service members and their Afghan translator were hurt in the attack, but were in stable condition.

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack in a telephone call to The Associated Press.

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17:42

Seth Rich Murder Was Ordered by CIA Chief Brennan, 1734? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Seymour Hersh audio (PROFANITY WARNING}: http://tinyurl.com/SR1734 - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 Good morning, Im still reporting on: Seth Rich Murder Was Ordered by CIA Chief Brennan, 1734? Synopsis: Ace reporter Jerome Corsi tweeted out big, big news this morning that: Seth Rich was the LEAKER insider report MURDER was John Brennan CIA operation. Seymour Hersh linked by WikiLeaks Obviously, Corsi has something big if hes got the goods on Brennan. Well await his next report on this. Seymour Hersh, another veteran reporter whom Ive had contact with in the past, did some sort of audio interview with WikiLeaks and revealed that Seth Rich had an encrypted Drop Box account and give the password to several friends so that killing him would not fix Clintons problems. Eventually WikiLeaks was given that password, according to Hersh. In other Seth Rich news today, his brother, Aaron Rich, who works for Northrup Grumman, the worlds 5th-largest defense contractor, has been trying to block former DC Detective Rod Wheeler from investigating his brothers murder. He said I have his computer. I said, well can I look at it?... He said, what are you looking for? I said anything that could indicate if Seth was having problems with someone. He said, no, I already checked it. Dont worry about it. The link to Seymour Hershs audio interview will be posted below this video window in the Description window. Support Our Sponsors: - Life Change Tea: Rid Your Body From Toxins! https://www.GetTheTea.com - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. https://www.watersmacker.com - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Jeevy Computers: Buy/Sell Bitcoin & other Cryptos: 888-844-7806 - Trade Genius: The safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Denas Pain Relief Store: http://denaspainreliefstore.com/denas-pcm-6.html 503.395.4142 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 political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and h...

17:41

ISIS Behind Australian Mens Foiled Etihad Bomb Plot "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Police tape surrounds a property targeted in recent raids related to a planned attack on Australia's aviation sector in the Sydney suburb of Surry Hills, Australia, August 4, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Jason Reed

Police tape surrounds a property targeted in recent raids related to a planned attack on Australias aviation sector in the Sydney suburb of Surry Hills, Australia, August 4, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Jason Reed

Sydney: An Australian man sent his unsuspecting brother to Sydney airport to catch an Etihad Airways flight carrying a home-made bomb...

17:39

Turei puts herself in limbo "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Apparently nudged by what looked effectively like an ultimatum from Jacinda Ardern this morning Metiria Turei has put herself into a sort of limbo that will be hard for her to recover from. First Kelvin Davis made things clear Labour were distancing themselves. Stuff: Metiria Tureis electoral admission not good Labour The Greens have []

17:38

Never-Trumpers Collude With Dems to Bailout ObamaCare, 1733 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Trade Genius: The safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Good afternoon, Im still reporting on: Never-Trumpers Collude With Dems to Bailout ObamaCare, 1733 Synopsis: With the failure of the repeal ObamaCare vote last week, Never-Trumpers in Congress are now colluding with Democrats to keep ObamaCare on life support by continuing massive subsidies to big insurance companies to keep the system afloat. Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander, who has frequently sided with Democrats over the years on critical issues, is the influential chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. On Monday, he announced that his committee would begin work on legislation to stabilize and strengthen the individual health insurance market for 2018. What does that mean in plain English? It means that he is trying to pressure President Trump to continue making massive supplemental payments to the big health insurance companies so that they can reduce out-of-pocket medical expenses of low-income people. These so-called cost-sharing subsidies are the only thing that is keeping ObamaCare alive today. Putting further pressure on President Trump are the big insurers. Anthem has requested rate increases of 34% in Kentucky thats on top of last years increases. BlueCross BlueShield is seeking rate increases of 33% in South Carolina and 23% in Texas. According to Sen. Alexander: Without payment of these cost-sharing reductions, Americans will be hurt. Up to half of the states will likely have bare counties with zero insurance providers offering insurance on the exchanges. Payment of these cost-sharing subsidies is a top priority for the big insurers and Democrats in Congress because recently a federal judge ruled that last year the Obama administration had been illegally making the payments without Congressional authorization to do so. Senator Ted Cruz weighed in on the topic yesterday calling the payments: a bailout for insurance companies. Its what the Democrats want. The Democrats are the party of the big insurance companies. Support Our Sponsors: - Life Change Tea: Rid Your Body From Toxins! https://www.GetTheTea.com - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. https://www.watersmacker.com - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Jeevy Computers: Buy/Sell Bitcoin & other Cryptos: 888-844-7806 - Trade Genius: The safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Denas Pain Relief Store: http://denaspainreliefstore.com/denas-pcm-6.html 503.395.4142 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://plu......

17:38

Turning the Macedonian tables: what if the solution to the identity issue is the basis for solving the name of the state? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Perhaps an identity-related distinction rather than a geographical one could resolve the dispute more swiftly and on a permanent basis?

lead Macedonia's triumphal arch, a legacy of the Skopje 2014 project, as part of the 'colourful revolution'. PAimages/Jacopo Landi/NurPhoto. All rights reserved.Western Balkans potential new crisis in Europe - Macedonia, Macedonia on the brink of war, Macedonian stability shaken threat to the stability of southeastern Europe, a paraphrase of numerous titles that have appeared in media outlets of international standing in the past year or so. Conversely, the same fears and concerns could not be registered internally. Any local public would treat any such statement as conspiracy theory or, more likely, through their own conspiracy theory counter-thesis: the political opponent is using it as a threat to gain power at any cost, or the political opponent is using it as an argument to stay in power. In short, locally, in the period of the so-called political crisis (2015-2016), a threat to the stability and the very existence of the state has never been considered a serious possibility but rather the spin of the political opponent and the international powers backing them.

Hallucinogenic reason dominates the local discourse in the small, claustrophobic, xenophobic, parochially self-sufficient country: truth is never evident and the evident never true, there is always something behind that everyone is capable of guessing at according to his political preferences. One can only infer that paranoia is unavoidable. And indeed it is. However, the fact that youre paranoid does not exclude the possibility they are after you, as Joseph Heller used to say.

Macedonia has the following issues with its neighbors: a name of the state contested by Greece, an Orthodox Church unrecognized by Serbia (and, consequently, by the rest of the Orthodox world), an official language and indistinct national identity or rather history unrecognized by Bulgaria. As the bizarre and seemingly incongruent mass of Macedonias problems with its neighbours surfaces in its totality, one is tempted to look for a single unifying...

17:37

Huge fire rips through Dubai 'Torch' Tower "IndyWatch Feed World"

A massive blaze which engulfed one of the tallest residential buildings in the United Arab Emirates has been brought under control. Dubai's firefighters battled the huge fire for hours before snuffing out the flames at the 79-storey Dubai Torch Tower. Firefighting brigades from four stations have been sent to battle the flames at the Torch Tower, the fifth tallest residential building in the world.

Another fire rips through Dubai 'Torch' Tower: That's 6 skyscrapers in 3 years! "IndyWatch Feed World"

A massive blaze which engulfed one of the tallest residential buildings in the United Arab Emirates has been brought under control. Dubai's firefighters battled the huge fire for hours before snuffing out the flames at the 79-storey Dubai Torch Tower. Firefighting brigades from four stations have been sent to battle the flames at the Torch Tower, the fifth tallest residential building in the world.

17:36

The Algorean Effect: Do as I say "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Clowns are the pegs on which the circus is hung. P.T. Barnum EXCLUSIVE: Al Gores Home Devours 34 Times More Electricity Than Average U.S. Household Climate change is the biggest crisis our civilization faces, or so says former US Vice President Al Gore. You can fool some of the people all the time, and those []

17:35

Haftar vows to confront Italian ships in Libyan waters David Icke latest headlines

Powerful Libyan General Khalifah Haftar has ordered naval bases to confront any vessel entering the North African countrys territorial waters without military permission. A statement released by Haftar, the head of the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA), said that the command was directed to eastern bases in Benghazi as well as the capital Tripoli. The warning by Libyas eastern commander comes after the Italian parliament authorized a naval mission to help Libyas coast guard curb refugee flows and reduce the number of people arriving on Italys coasts. Italy has reportedly begun the mission by sending a logistics ship and patrol boat as well as mechanics to maintain equipment. Read more: Haftar vows to confront Italian ships in Libyan waters

17:33

The Beginning is Near: The Marriage of Science and Spirituality "IndyWatch Feed World"

Most of us get caught up in the emotions of being a human and we forget where we all come from. When we are broken down we are nothing more than energy and that is where spirituality comes into play. No matter what we are doing or experiencing it all breaks down in the same way.

When most people think of the end of the world they think of the actual end, but it really is nothing more than a new beginning. We have been conditioned to feel like a choice has to be made between science and spirituality, but the truth is the two are connected. Awareness comes in lots of different forms but being aware of this is important.

When I think of science I think about the universe and all the secrets it may hold and when I think of spirituality I think about the meaning of the universe. You see the two are one in the same but still different; when they come together and we stop trying to keep them separate there is no telling what we might find.

With science telling us what is good for us and spirituality maintaining our morals we could move mountains when it comes to maintaining the world we live in. Jeff Lieberman spoke about science and spirituality back in 2011 for TEDx and looking back on it now I cannot find the words to explain how much I identify with everything he is saying.

He goes over the energy that we are made of and reminds everyone in the audience how amazing humans really are if we understand our potential. If you have not heard him speak yet, you may want to check out the video below. Please pay close attention to the power of thought that he goes over and let each and every word he speaks really sink in.

What do you think about his words and do you feel like we are moving towards a new beginning or an end? If we work hard enough we can completely get rid of all of our sources of suffering, while it will be hard, it will be worth it. Being involved in more than just ourselves really can make a difference.

The universe has always been right on the tips of our fingers. The sky really is the limit, do not lose your heart. Through science and spirituality together we may actually have a chance for a healthy change. The system we use these days has been outdated for quite some time now, change is needed.

Featured image Via Deviant Art.

17:32

Can Cats and Dogs See Spirits? Science Confirms They Can See Frequencies We Cant "IndyWatch Feed World"

It was recently brought to my attention that even mainstream science recognizes cats, dogs, and other animals can see frequencies humans cant.

After reading about it a little bit, it makes sense scientifically in a separate way from spiritually. Its simple really: the scientific explanation is that cats and dogs can see UV light and a few other rays, which human retinas dont have the ability to see.

It was previously believed that all mammals had similar eyes to humans, incapable of seeing UV rays, but scientific evidence suggests many mammals can.

A study conducted a few years ago by biologists at City University London, UK provided evidence for this differential in sight between species.

According to Pet MD:

Have you ever felt that your cat or dog can see something you dont? Well, you may be right, according to a new study. Cats, dogs, and other mammals are thought to see in ultraviolet light, which opens up a whole different world than the one we see, the study explains.

UV light is the wave length beyond the visible light from red to violet that humans can see. Humans have a lens that blocks UV from reaching the retina. It was previously thought that most mammals have lenses similar to humans.

Scientists studied the lenses of dead mammals, including cats, dogs, monkeys, pandas, hedgehogs, and ferrets. By researching how much light passes through the lens to reach the retina, they concluded that some mammals previously thought not to be able to see UV actually can.

However, I believe there is something more to this phenomena that delves into the metaphysical realm.

My little sister and I have had experiences where our cats see things that arent there. They bat at the air with their paws, meow, hiss, and make strange noises at things that we cant see.

The most profound time it occurred was right after my grandfather passed. Our cat named Double Stuff was batting at the air, meowing very strangely, and chasing something around the room, trying to jump at it in the air, looking at this thing on the ceiling.

It was almost as if some spirit or entity was floating around on the ceiling and only the cat could see it.

There was no different UV light in my room when the cat did this: so why would the cat only at that time try to chase some invisible things?

Then a few weeks ago, my sister experienced seeing shadow people,...

17:31

Al Gore Schooled by Mayor of an Eroding Island "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

h/t Eric Simpson Al Gore was left floundering when his claims of sea level rise in Chesapeake Bay were challenged by someone who lives there. Al Gore Schooled on Climate Change By the Mayor of an Eroding Virginia Island Nick Kangadis, @TruthOfChicago August. 2. 2017 Mayor James Eskridge, of Tangier Island, Va., was

17:31

Teenage boys given electric shocks inside police station in Bahrain David Icke latest headlines

Two Bahraini teenagers have reportedly been subjected to electric shocks by police during questioning as the ruling Al Khalifah regime continues to target minors, arrest and expose them to various forms of torture irrespective of international calls to stop the practice. The family of 16-year-old Mohammed Ibrahim Abdel-Jabbar, a local resident of the northwestern village of Bani Jamra, said their son had told them of being electrocuted at the Dawar 17 police station before authorities transferred him to the Dry Dock Prison, Arabic-language Bahrain al-Youm news agency reported. They added that Mohammed Ibrahim, looking pale and gaunt, made the revelation during a family reunion on Wednesday. The family explained that their son has been in custody pending investigation into alleged charges related to political activities. Read more: Teenage boys given electric shocks inside police station in Bahrain

17:31

Spring Hill report confirms importance of regular monitoring | Voxy.co.nz "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Spring Hill report confirms importance of regular monitoring | Voxy.co.nz:

Continuing our coverage of the Ombudsmans recently released report about the horrible conditions within Spring Hill prison, here is a press release by the Human Rights Commission:

A report released by the Ombudsmans Office has confirmed why regular monitoring of places of detention is so valuable, says the Human Rights Commission.

The OPCAT report, Report on an unannounced inspection of Spring Hill Corrections Facility Under the Crimes of Torture Act 1989, is part of the Chief Ombudsmans commitment to publish reports from an intensified monitoring programme.

The report outlines concerns with the challenges that newly introduced remand prisoners, increases in prisoner populations and double bunking in one-prisoner cells present. It also outlined a range of recommendations for improvements.

Chief Commissioner David Rutherford says the report has highlighted the need for regular monitoring of these sorts of facilities to ensure New Zealands places of detention are meeting international standards.

"As regular monitoring under OPCAT has shown, there is a need for our detention facilities to continue to improve their practices. The best way this can be done is through regular checks and by meeting recommendations made by inspection bodies.

"We commend the Chief Ombudsman for releasing this new report, which is consistent with a recommendation made in international expert Dr Sharon Shalevs report, Thinking outside the box? A review of Seclusion and Restraint practices in New Zealand, released by the Commission earlier this year.

"It important that we have a detention system that is transparent and accountable when it comes to how they treat some of our societys most vulnerable. We are pleased that the Office of the Ombudsman now has the capacity to deliver these important reports on a more regular basis, Mr Rutherford says.

17:30

From runaway domestic worker to organiser in Singapore "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Endless chores, verbal abuse, and physical confinement.

Care worker holding child. ILO in Asia and the Pacific/Flicr. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

My name is Lana (a pseudonym) and I am a Filipino domestic worker in Singapore, where I worked for four months without a single day off. My workday began at 5 a.m. and often didn't end until close to midnight. In addition to cleaning, cooking and washing, I had to take care of two young children.

Here is what my daily work routine looked like:

Morning
5.30am Wake up and bathe
5.406.30am

Put kitchenware and utensils back into respective cabinets

Prepare childrens school bags with water bottles, milk bottles, milk powder, and handkerchiefs

Place school bags on dining table and sirs bag on dining chair

Prepare sirs water bottle, take out one packet of tissues

Eat breakfast

Discard newspaper from the previous day and collect new newspaper from door

Dust floor if time allows

Change childrens diapers and help them wear uniforms

6.507.25am

Send children to school

7.30am12.00pm

Clean up bedrooms and do three-step cleaning (sweeping, dusting, mopping) for all rooms and living room

Set up bathroom and master bedroom

Wipe all children's toys

Carry out any additional tasks

Marinate meat for d...

The Typewriters Love of the Desert - Facts So Romantic "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


Reflections on Sam Shepards time at the Santa Fe Institute

Sam Shepard in the 1970s.sam-shepard.com

I was first introduced to Sam by our mutual friend Valerie Plame Wilson. Sam had played Valeries father in the cinematic adaptation of her book, Fair Game. On the phone inviting Sam to SFI his first question to me was whether there would be sufficient desk space for a typewriter. I assured him that this would not be a problem. 

We met a few month later in Santa Fe and discussed our favorite pens and notebooks. I have a weakness for large fountain pens. Sam noted that they leak and favored ball pens and pencils which he kept in his pocket to record thoughts impromptu on scraps of paper in diners. His favorite diner in Santa Fe was Harrys Roadhouse, where he would sit at the bar and make his observations. From a diners point of view Sam was a naturalist of the twilight zones of Americana.

Sam was largely interested in the poetry of scientific expression.

Sam was a Miller Scholar at SFI, a position for artists and scholars supported by the endlessly surprising investor Bill Miller, who is somewhat uniquely committed to rigorous mavericks, outsiders, and
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17:29

Debate: Javadekars Move to Let College Teachers Teach Is Halfhearted and Dangerous "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

To say that teaching is for college teachers and research is for university teachers is to question the basis of higher education, where teaching and research should coexist.

Credit: DWilliams/pixabay

Credit: DWilliams/pixabay

Pushkar, a faculty member at BITS Pilani Goa, wrote on The Wire on August 1 welcoming the Human Resource Development ministrys move to do away with mandatory research for college teachers. I thought I should write a response as someone who is part of the system or, in his words, a college teacher. I always have trouble understanding the term college teacher. Who are they? And what makes them different from university teachers. I teach in a Delhi University college and it is true that we have a heavy workload, but with all these difficulties many of us manage to write and do research. We go to libraries, religiously use our Saturdays and Sundays to work on pending papers and work on comments received for papers not from fake journals but from some of the leading national and international ones.

Many of us with PhDs from leading Indian universities and publications in Oxford University Press, Routledge, Permanent Black and Sage teach in colleges not because we were born to teach in a college. We teach in colleges knowing full well all its difficulties, because we believe that engaging with...

17:29

Soot particles from GDI engines "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Worldwide, three new cars roll off the line every second thats 73 cars and 18 million utility vehicles per year. Most run on gasoline. In industrialized nations, the trend is moving towards so-called downsizing engines: smaller but with direct gasoline injection and turbocharging. This technology is kind to the environment and saves fuel, the []

17:27

Clarke sues for peace as FG, PANDEF unite for Niger Delta development "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  The Federal Government and the Niger Delta Leaders under the aegis of Pan Niger Delta Elders Forum met for several hours at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday and agreed to partner to actualize the FGs new vision for the regions development. The meeting, presided over by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), was attended by the Ministers of the Environment, Niger Delta Development Affairs, State for Petroleum and the Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba. Also in attendance were Chief Edwin Clark, Alabo...

The post Clarke sues for peace as FG, PANDEF unite for Niger Delta development appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

17:26

UN Expert Warns Resumption of Executions in Maldives Would Be Great Setback "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen. Credit: Reuters

Geneva: The Maldives will make a big mistake if it ends a six-decade moratorium on the death penalty, an independent UN human rights expert said on Thursday, after a senior government minister said executions might take place within days.

The resumption of executions in the Maldives after more than 60 years would be a great setback for the country and entire region, and would run counter to international trends towards abolition, Agnes Callamard, UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said in a statement.

The UN said 20 prisoners, including at least five juvenile offenders, had been sentenced to death, and three men convicted of murder were at imminent risk of execution, despite concerns over whether they had had fair trials.

The...

17:25

Cannabis company buys entire California town to create marijuana tourist destination David Icke latest headlines

A 100-year-old ghost town founded during the California Gold Rush is being modernized for the green rush after a cannabis company purchased all the land, buildings and businesses for $5 million. On Thursday, American Green, a marijuana technology company, announced they purchased a small town in San Bernardino County with the intention of turning it into the the countrys first energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination. The Cannabis Revolution thats going on here in the US, has the power to completely revitalize communities in the same way gold did during the 19th century, David Gwyther, chairman and president of American Green, said in the announcement. Read more: Cannabis company buys entire California town to create marijuana tourist destination

17:24

The George Romney campaign "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

most important of all was the gulf between the man and the national media, who could not understand each other Romneys billboards in New Hampshire read THE WAY TO STOP CRIME IS TO STOP MORAL DECAY; he could not understand why newsmen found the slogan funny; and they could not understand what he meant by moral decay.

That is from the still-engaging Theodore H. White The Making of the President 1968.  And here is Rod Dreher on crime and morality.

The post The George Romney campaign appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

17:22

Clashes erupt in Mauritania ahead of referendum David Icke latest headlines

Police and opposition activists clashed Thursday in Mauritanias capital on the final day of campaigning for a controversial constitutional referendum. Authorities had refused to give the green light for protests opposing the constitutional changes in Nouakchott and three regions of the west African country, leading to what activists said was excessive use of tear gas in an area to the west of the capital. A coalition drawn from a broad political spectrum including extremists and anti-slavery activists in the conservative West African nation opposes measures including abolishing the senate and changing the national flag, and some are boycotting Saturdays vote. Saleh Ould Henenna, a spokesman for the protesters, said, We have to inform the authorities of our activities but we dont have to wait for their approval, denouncing the dictatorship which governs this country. Read more: Clashes erupt in Mauritania ahead of referendum

17:20

CNNs Exclusive Report on Russia Arming Taliban Debunked By Their Own ExpertExposed as Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed War"

CNNs Exclusive Report on Russia Arming Taliban Debunked By Their Own ExpertExposed as Propaganda By Jay Syrmopoulos | Blacklisted News | August 3, 2017 Atlanta, GA In just the latest example of CNN operating as a deep state propaganda outlet, on July 25, the cable news network published a bombastic report; releasing two exclusive videos intimating []

17:20

1090 MHz ADS-B Mode-S Military Aircraft Logs "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Military aircraft transponder logs from January 2014 to present (4th August 2017), using 1090 MHz ADS-B Mode-S receiver located near Manchester International Airport. Regularly updated.

17:19

Islamic State Behind Failed Bomb Plot at Sydney Airport, Police Say Senior Islamic State Commander Directed the Operation "IndyWatch Feed National"

The men allegedly tried to get an improvised explosive device on an Etihad plane

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Aug. 4, 2017 2:13 a.m. ET

CANBERRA, AustraliaPolice said two men facing terrorism charges in Australia were involved in an aborted attempt to place an improvised explosive device on an Etihad Airways flight out of Sydney last month, in a plot directed by Islamic State.

The device was due to be smuggled onto the July 15 service, but the attempt was aborted before it reached security.

One of the men, a 49-year-old from Sydney, brought the device to

https://www.wsj.com/articles/islamic-state-behind-failed-terror-plot-at-sydney-airport-police-say-1501827191

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17:15

Pakistans new cabinet maintains most of Sharif allies David Icke latest headlines

The cabinet of Pakistans new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been sworn in in the capital, Islamabad. President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath of office to the new ministers at an official inauguration ceremony in Islamabad on Friday, Geo News reported. Prime Minister Abbasi, who recently took over after former PM Nawaz Sharif was ousted over financial corruption, has largely maintained the ministers who worked under Sharif. A close associate of Sharif, Ishaq Dar, has retained his previous post as finance minister despite having been disqualified along with Sharif by the Supreme Court last Friday. It was not immediately clear how the news of Dars reinstatement would be confronted by the judicial authorities. Sharif himself resigned from the countrys highest government post shortly after the Supreme Court ruling that disqualified him. Read more: Pakistans new cabinet maintains most of Sharif allies

17:15

US Administration Voices Strong Support for Georgia"s NATO Membership "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

US Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed the United States' support for Georgian membership in NATO during his visit to Tbilisi on August 1. Condemning alleged Russias presence in Georgia, the VP emphasized that the US administration is behind Georgia's aspiration to become a member of the bloc...

17:14

Footage of Alleged Anti-National Sloganeering at Ramjas Doctored: Police "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

ABVP activists at Ramjas College in February. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: The Delhi police have said that the video clip obtained in connection with the clashes that broke out in Delhi Universitys Ramjas College in February looks apparently doctored. The video was said to contain footage of alleged anti national slogans being raised on the college campus, as well as sloganeering at JNU and other incidents, deputy commissioner of police (crime) Madhur Verma told The Hindu.

According to the Indian Express, The polices nine-page action taken report (ATR), which was submitted to a Delhi court and has been signed by the joint commissioner of police (crime) Praveer Rajan, stated: The footage is not clear as the same has been obtained from unknown social network and media websites, and apparently looks doctored. Hence, in order to establish the same, requests have been sent to different electronic media sources to provide un-edited/raw footage of the incident.

The footage will be sent for forensic examinati...

17:12

Benjamin Netanyahu and his son under fire in Israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

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JERUSALEM (AP) Since becoming an adult, the eldest son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly drawn media criticism for what has been portrayed as a life of privilege at taxpayers expense.

Yair Netanyahu, 26, has been described as someone who hobnobs with world leaders and enjoys a state-funded bodyguard, while living at the prime ministers official residence.

But his recent behavior, including a crude social media post, has now drawn public rebuke from the children of a former Israeli leader, along with threats of a libel suit. It has also revived criticism of the Netanyahu familys perceived hedonism and sense of entitlement, at a time when the prime minister faces multiple corruption allegations.

Israeli police on Thursday disclosed that Netanyahu is suspected of fraud, breach of trust and bribes in a pair of cases, just as his son was being pilloried in the press.

The younger Netanyahu hit the tabloids last weekend when a neighbor posted an account of how he refused to pick up after the Netanyahu family dog at a public park and then, when confronted, gave the neighbor the finger.

Yair Netanyahu then lashed out on Facebook at a website run by a liberal think tank that detailed what it said was his lavish lifestyle at taxpayers expense.

In the post, Netanyahu alleged the site is funded by what he claimed are foreign interests, referring indirectly to the dovish New Israel Fund, which he renamed the Israel Destruction Fund. He signed the post with emojis of a middle finger and a pile of excrement.

The Times of Israel said Thursday that the Molad organization which runs the site served the younger Netanyahu with a notice of intent to sue. The notice reportedly said that his posts had no iota of truth to them and that Molad stopped receiving money from the NIF last year.

Representatives of Mola...

Polls open in Rwandas presidential election David Icke latest headlines

Rwandans began voting Friday in a presidential election widely expected to return strongman Paul Kagame to office for a third term at the helm of the small East African country. Some 6.9 million Rwandans have registered to vote in the poll, which pits Kagame, 59, against two little-known candidates seen as unlikely to pose any threat to his Rwandan Patriotic Fronts tight control of the country. At a school in the capital, Rwandans waited patiently to cast their ballots, many of them praising Kagame for his leadership since he halted the 1994 genocide. Kagame was just 36 when his rebel army stopped extremist Hutu forces who slaughtered an estimated 800,000 people mainly minority Tutsis and seized Kigali. Read more: Polls open in Rwandas presidential election

17:09

Thailand: West Prepares Ground For Regime Change "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

August 4, 2017 (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - Ahead of a pivotal court case in Thailand, US interests - both political and across the media - are preparing the grounds for the next round of foreign-backed destabilization.

Image: The "two horsemen of US regime change," US Senator's John McCain and Joseph Lieberman, appear and surround the US proxies of choice ahead of any US-backed attempt to destabilize and overthrow a sovereign nation. Here they lend support to Yingluck Shinawatra ahead of her anticipated ousting from power in 2014. Efforts are now underway to have her and the party she represents placed back into power.
Efforts to reinstall US proxies into power in Thailand is part of a larger effort to transform Southeast Asia into a united front against a rising China in an attempt to reassert American "primacy" over the region. US support for the Shinawatra family dates back to Thaksin Shinawatra's time as adviser to US-based equity firm, the Carlyle Group, and continues to present day.

Read More: An enumerated list of Shinawatra's US backing.

Ousted Thai prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, faces charges of negligence regarding a vote-buying rice scheme in which above market prices were promised to farmers if they put her political party, Pheu Thai, into power during 2011 elections.

As a global leader in rice production and exports for decades, Thailand's markets were immediately disrupted as funds quickly ran dry, quality plummeted, and regional competitors found favor with the nation's traditional trading partners instead.

In 2014 when Shinawatra was finally ousted from power after months of street protests and a military coup, go...

17:09

Links 4/8/2017: Wine 2.14, Antergos 17.8, Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS, VirtualBox 5.2 Beta 1 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

GNOME bluefish

Contents

GNU/Linux

  • Desktop

    • Linux desktop market share hit an all time high in July, according to one measure [Ed: According to a Microsoft-connected firm]

      In June of 2016, Linux market share on the desktop according to their statistics hit over 2% for the first time. People were sceptical, but it seems it has mostly stayed above that 2% mark. In May of this year it did dip down to 1.99%, but as of July it recorded the highest yet at 2.53%.

    • How to get started with Linux: A beginners guide

      The world of Linux is ready to welcome you, with a shower of free open-source software you can use on any PC: hundreds of active Linux distributions, and dozens of different desktop environments you could run on them. Its a far cry from the one-size-fits-all, this-is-just-what-comes-with-your-PC vision of Windows.

      Everything from software installation to hardware drivers works differently on Linux, though, which can be daunting. Take heartyou dont even need to install Linux on your PC to get started. Heres everything you need to know.

  • ...

17:09

Thailand: West Prepares Ground For Regime Change "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

August 4, 2017 (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - Ahead of a pivotal court case in Thailand, US interests - both political and across the media - are preparing the grounds for the next round of foreign-backed destabilization.

Image: The "two horsemen of US regime change," US Senator's John McCain and Joseph Lieberman, appear and surround the US proxies of choice ahead of any US-backed attempt to destabilize and overthrow a sovereign nation. Here they lend support to Yingluck Shinawatra ahead of her anticipated ousting from power in 2014. Efforts are now underway to have her and the party she represents placed back into power.
Efforts to reinstall US proxies into power in Thailand is part of a larger effort to transform Southeast Asia into a united front against a rising China in an attempt to reassert American "primacy" over the region. US support for the Shinawatra family dates back to Thaksin Shinawatra's time as adviser to US-based equity firm, the Carlyle Group, and continues to present day.

Read More: An enumerated list of Shinawatra's US backing.

Ousted Thai prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, faces charges of negligence regarding a vote-buying rice scheme in which above market prices were promised to farmers if they put her political party, Pheu Thai, into power during 2011 elections.

As a global leader in rice production and exports for decades, Thailand's markets were immediately disrupted as funds quickly ran dry, quality plummeted, and regional competitors found favor with the nation's traditional trading partners instead.

In 2014 when Shinawatra was finally ousted from power after months of street protests and a military coup, government warehouses were overflowing with unsold, mold-infested rice.

...

17:08

Trump Pressured Mexico to Pay for Border Wall in Brash Phone Call "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

US President Donald Trump awards the Medal of Honour to James McCloughan, who served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, US July 31, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Joshua Roberts

Washington: US President Donald Trump pressured the Mexican president to stop voicing opposition in public to his plan to have Mexico pay for a border wall, according to transcripts of phone calls published on Thursday that gave an insight into Trumps attempts to influence foreign leaders in his first days in office.

The Washington Post published texts of sometimes fraught calls with MexicoR...

17:06

Thousands of citizens rise up against mandatory vaccines in Italy "IndyWatch Feed World"

Thousands of citizens rise up against mandatory vaccines in Italy | 01 Aug 2017 | The people of Italy have been taking to the streets in their thousands to stand up against Italy's new mandatory vaccine laws. Thousands of angry citizens have been demonstrating against the vaccinations that have recently been made compulsory, yet the mainstream media in the West refuses to cover the protests.

17:05

Aleppos Old City Can Be Rebuilt and Restored, UNESCO Official Says "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A man looks at a Mashrabiya in the old city of Aleppo, Syria, July 13, 2017. Picture taken July 13, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Omar Sanadiki

A man looks at a Mashrabiya in the old city of Aleppo, Syria, July 13, 2017. Picture taken July 13, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Omar Sanadiki

Aleppo: Aleppos old city, shelled, burned and shot up during years of fighting in Syrias civil war, can be rebuilt, the local representative of the UN cultural body UNESCO said.

Our vision is to rebuild the old city exactly as it was before the war, with the same stones where we can, said Mazen Samman, UNESCOs associate programme coordinator in Aleppo.

There are detailed plans...

17:04

Myanmar in Talks to Buy Electricity From China "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping as they meet at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, May 16, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Damir Sagolj/Files

Yangon: Energy-hungry Myanmar is in initial talks to buy electricity from China, according to officials and documents reviewed by Reuters, in the latest sign of warming ties with Beijing under leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Since taking office in April last year, Suu Kyi has sought to repair relations that were strained when a previous semi-civilian government in...

17:03

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17:02

Fukushima Events An Accurate Paradigm of Global Politics "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Expert: Melted fuel found at Fukushima Corium up to 6 feet thick below reactor Nuclear waste piling up at bottom Lava-like material has spread all over hanging like icicles Mystery orange substance seen (VIDEO) Youre traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A []

17:02

Grand Jury Issues Subpoenas Regarding Trump Jr.s Meeting With Russian Lawyer "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

US president-elect Donald Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. arrives ahead of the inauguration with his father aboard a US Air Force jet at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, US, on January 19, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

US president-elect Donald Trumps son Donald Trump Jr. arrives ahead of the inauguration with his father aboard a US Air Force jet at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, US, on January 19, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

Washington: A grand jury has issued subpoenas in connection with a June 2016 meeting that included President Donald...

17:02

China Builds One of the Worlds Largest Geoengineering Research Programs "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

During the last three years, China has assembled one of the largest federally funded geoengineering research programs in the world, marking another area where it's forging ahead of other nations on climate matters (see "The Growing Case for Geoengineering").

The approximately $3 million program, funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, incorporates around 15 faculty members and 40 students across three institutions. The researchers are assessing the impact of employing technological means of altering the climate, and exploring related policy and governance issues. The effort explicitly does not include technology development, or outdoor experiments, in contrast with emerging U.S. research programs at Harvard and the University of Washington (see "Scientists Consider Brighter Clouds to Preserve the Great Barrier Reef").

Will the Chinese effort save the world or compound our climate challenges?


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16:57

[Appello di solidariet] I 4 di Boiketlong e la criminalizzazione della povert e della protesta "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Libert per Dinah e Sipho, giustizia per Papi!
Nel febbraio del 2015, 4 attivisti comunitari di Boiketlong in the Vaal, a sud di Johannesburg, furono condannati ognuno a 16 anni di prigione a seguito di una protesta comunitaria. Si tratta di una sentenza molto severa e la condanna si bas su prove incerte.


I 4 di Boiketlong vennero arrestati per aver attaccato, secondo quanto riportato, il locale consigliere distrettuale dellANC e aver appiccato il fuoco alla sua abitazione e a due macchine durante la protesta comunitaria. I 4 furono perci condannati per assalto con lintento di causare gravi lesioni personali, incendio e danneggiamento volontario della propriet.


Questo un esempio della terribile ingiustizia perpetrata contro attivisti proletari neri e potrebbe avere pericolose ripercussioni per le future lotte della classe lavoratrice nera e dei poveri in Sud Africa, se non combattuta. La gente deve essere consapevole di ci e attivarsi per chiedere giustizia e combattere la criminalizzazione della povert e della protesta.

16:57

Keep shining & serving the government of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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JORDAN DEAN

PETER ONeills re-election as prime minister on Wednesday was received with a mixture of emotions by many Papua New Guineans.

For some, it was with a sigh of relief as they wanted stability and continuity of policies and initiatives from the previous government.

For many others, it was a bitter defeat as the Alliance carried their hopes to resuscitate the economy and weed out corruption.

Like everyone else, public servants had their own perceptions about who they felt was the best person to hold the top post.

I am not interested in judging their opinions but remind fellow public servants that weve sworn an oath to serve the government of the day whether we like it or not.

The new government has a new agenda (Alotau Accord II) which it will move forward to implement.

There has already been, and will continue to be, much discussion and debate about the agenda, how it fits into national development plans and what choices will need to be made along the way. This will require focus and effort from us.

In the next weeks and months, as Alotau Accord II is clarified and the direction set, we need to look sideways and outside for help but equally we need to look to our provinces and districts. This balance requires good leadership.

A government is sustained only through the hard work and extraordinary efforts and sacrifice of the people who serve the country they love. We salute the police and polling officials who lost their lives during this years election.

Public servants should be focused on the delivery of public services providing health care, educating our children, collecting tax or providing security. We want a public service that will deliver on time and on budget.

At the end of the day, its about putting a smile on someones face or saving a life or educating a child or simply knowing that our work helps make someones life a little bit better.

Its central to our role as public servants. When a new government is elected, we stand impartial and....

8 Signs You Have A Strong Personality That Might Be Intimidating to Others "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you dont know anyone that has a strong and outspoken personality, then it might just be you. People with bold personalities like so are intimidating to people!

People with bold and strong personalities have usually been around the block a time or two when it comes to people taking advantage of them. People like this have an outstanding ability to notice when someone is seriously their friend, or if theyre just using them. People with personalities like this can intimidate and even scare some people away! People are easily insecure when they feel as if someone can see through their fake personality like us with bold and strong personalities can.

Here are 8 signs you have a strong personality that might scare others!

You Hate Small Talk

If you have a bold personality, you probably get annoyed with small talk or simply conversations. Youre much more interested in what people arent saying all the time. You take interest in the good, the bad, and the ugly. You like to share your personal experiences in order to spark someone else sharing theirs. People are intimidated by this because they dont commonly feel comfortable sharing any personal info especially if they have something to hide.

You Are Not Overly Concerned With Pleasing Others

Rather than try to keep everybody else on side, you arent afraid to ruffle a few feathers if it means being your real self. You have the ultimate belief in yourself and you dont ever feel the need to go out of your way to please or impress others.

Ignorance is The Worst

If you are surrounded by ignorant people, you will soon make a great escape. Ignorance annoys you because it can be overcome by the pursuit of knowledge. You get that, why doesnt everyone else? Sometimes people with vague personalities find comfort in stupidity. Its easier to not have to worry about the real issues and this annoys you majorly.

No Excuses

If you have something that you have to do, you do it. So, why doesnt everyone else do that? No matter the difficulty, you will always complete your tasks. Because of this, you will not be very accepting of other peoples excuses. Life is life and we have to do what we have to do no excuses.

You Are Led By Reason More Than Emotion 

You may use your instinct to guide you, but y...

16:56

Tension, fear and despair on Manus as Trump/Turnbull transcript exposes gaping holes in US deal "IndyWatch Feed National"

Transcripts released overnight of the conversation between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull about the US resettlement deal have further dashed the hopes of men on Manus and left them fearing for their safety and their futures.

Imran Mohammad, a refugee held on Manus Island for almost four years said:

I just cried as I was reading the transcripts of the most two powerful leaders in this world. Their words made me feel like I am just a product to them and I can be traded for anything.

I am just a human being and there is no need to play with my life. All I want is to respect and love others and be loved and respected in return. All I need is a sense of belonging to a safe country so that I can live a life that every human deserves.

Over 2000 people remain warehoused on Manus and Nauru, 1781 of whom have already been assessed to be refugees. Among these 2000 innocent people are 169 children.

The Trump/Turnbull transcript comes at a dangerous and tense time on Manus Island. The Australian government is closing the Manus RPC facility around the men it has detained there for the last four years - recently cutting water and electricity to the major compounds - but the men have nowhere safe to go.

Ahead of the slated October 31 closure of the RPC the men are being pressured to move into the East Lorengau Transit Centre, a facility on the outskirts of the main town on Manus. The facility currently holds about 60 men but at a Senate hearing in May the Australian Government revealed plans to double-bunk the East Lorengau facility and increase its capacity to 440.

However, a series of recent violent attacks against refugees near the centre and the surrounding town - including three attacks in one night just last weekend - have left the men terrified.

Daniel Webb, Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, who has visited Manus Island three times to inspect conditions and meet with the men held there, said:

These are tense, frightening and desperate moments on Manus. It is cruel, irresponsible and incredibly dangerous for our government to be forcing innocent people into a place it knows is unsafe.

The Government is scrambling to maintain the faade of the US deal. But whats important to the 2000 innocent people on warehoused on Nauru and Manus for the last 4 years is an actual future not political postur...

16:54

Trouble with Referendums: who is accountable for its delivery? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Nick Cohen makes a point I shared privately with several Leave friends during the EU Referendum campaign last year:

Vote Leave dissolved as soon as the contest was won. The referendum thus dispensed with the most basic democratic requirements. The winners were not accountable for the promises they made. In their history of the campaign, Jason Farrell and Paul Goldsmith quote the Leave campaigner Gisela Stuart saying that she thought the referendum was an abuse of democracy because no one who campaigned to leave was accountable for what happened next.It seems a little rich of Ms Stuart to wring her hands now the rest of us must live with the consequences of the Brexit she fought for. But her point remains a good one. The leave campaign could make the most fantastic promises and tell straight-out lies because it need never live with the consequences.

He continues:

In these circumstances, Brexit can mean whatever you want it to mean. Because the referendum boiled down all the complexities to a deceptively simple question, because the men and women who brought us leave are not answerable for their actions, the scope for demagogic politicians to claim the people have been betrayed is vast.More than a year on after the referendum, with the Article 50 clock ticking, we still do not know what British policy is.

The really queer aspect is how it compels political representatives to act against their own better judgement, on the advice of what was and remains an opinion poll.

Power without responsibilities. Hmmmmm.

16:54

Reviewing BBC historical record of the July 2017 Temple Mount story part two "IndyWatch Feed War"

In part one of this post we looked at what the BBC News website reported and what not throughout the first week of the events that took place in Jerusalem and elsewhere between July 14th and July 28th in order to assess the historical record that remains available to members of the public trying to find information on those events.

While the first week of events received little BBC coverage with only four reports (3 written and one filmed) published between July 14th and July 21st inclusive, the second week saw the publication of ten reports (9 written and one filmed).

Saturday, July 22nd:

Events covered by BBC: Violent rioting continues two Palestinians killed (one apparently self-inflicted).

BBC report: ...

16:53

Researchers Prepare to Explore the Genetics of Gender Identity, With Caution "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Dr. Ivanka Savic points to a study on the screen of her computer at her home in Los Angeles, California, US June 30, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Dr. Ivanka Savic points to a study on the screen of her computer at her home in Los Angeles, California, US June 30, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

New York: While President Donald Trump has thrust transgender people back into the conflict between conservative and liberal values in the US, geneticists are quietly working on a major research effort to unlock the secrets of gender identity.

A consortium of five research institutions in Europe and the US, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center, George Washington University and Boston Childrens Hospital, is looking to the genome, a persons complete set of DNA, for clues about whether transgender people are born that way.

Two decades of brain research have provided hints of a biological origin to being transgender, but no irrefutable conclusions.

Now scientists in the consortium have embarked on what they call the largest-ever study of its kind, searching for a genetic component to...

16:52

Philippines and Vietnam Have Legal Claims in the South China Sea; China Does Not Philippine Supreme Court Senior Justice Has a Way To Follow The Law "IndyWatch Feed War"

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War never is an option. Diplomacy can fortify the UN ruling on Manilas row with Beijing. Supreme Court Senior Justice Antonio T. Carpio enumerates some diplomatic initiatives, in a presentation to the Stratbase-Albert del Rosario Institute. Third of four parts:

There is no world policeman or sheriff to enforce the arbitral ruling. However, states that ratified the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea expressly bound themselves to comply in good faith with decisions of arbitral tribunals created under UNCLOS. China is reneging on this treaty obligation.

The option for the Philippines is not talk or go to war with China. This is a false option, and shows a dismal lack of understanding of international law and relations.

First, the Philippine Constitution prohibits war as instrument of national policy. Second, the UN Charter has outlawed war as a means of settling disputes between states. In resolving the SCS dispute, war is not and has never been an option. That is precisely why the Philippines filed the arbitration case against China.

If the Philippines starts a war against China, it would surely lose, and lose badly. If the Philippines is the aggressor, that will violate the Constitution and the UN Charter. The Philippines cannot invoke the Philippine-US Mutual Defense Treaty because the treaty is only for defense, not for aggression. President Dutertes oft-repeated question whether the US will support and join the Philippines if we go to war against China is a misguided question because the US is not bound by the Philippine-US Mutual Defense Treaty to support any act of aggression by the Philippines. If the US joins the Philippines in a war of aggression, the US will also be in breach of the UN Charter.

China itself does not want to start a war because war will give the US an excuse to intervene in the SCS dispute, since to defend itself the Philippines will certainly invoke the...

16:50

Pakistans New PM Forms Cabinet, Finance Minister Returns "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Pakistans Finance Minister Ishaq Dar speaks during a news conference to announce the economic survey of fiscal year 2016-2017, in Islamabad, Pakistan, May 25, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Faisal Mahmood/File Photo

Islamabad: Pakistans new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has finalised his cabinet after a reshuffle, local media and a senior government source said on Friday, with Ishaq Dar returning as finance minister.

The cabinet, which was dissolved when Nawaz Sharif was ousted last Friday, contains most of the staunch allies of the toppled leader, English-language The News and Dawn newspapers reported. A senior gov...

16:49

Pope loves China, Vatican official says on trip to China "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Pope Francis loves China and the Vatican hopes China has a great future, a Chinese state-run newspaper on Friday cited a visiting Vatican official as saying, in an expression of goodwill despite strained relations between the two. Pope Francis would like to heal a decades-old rift with China, where Catholics are divided between those loyal to him and those who belong to a government-controlled official church. In June, China said it opposed outside interference in its internal affairs after the Vatican expressed concern about a Chinese bishop it said...

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16:47

Rwandas President Kagame eyes third term "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Rwandans are going to the polls in presidential elections, with incumbent Paul Kagame widely expected to win his third term in office. The 59-year-old is being challenged by Frank Habineza of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, and independent candidate Philippe Mpayimana. Kagame is credited with the countrys rapid economic development since taking office in 2000. But critics accuse him of suppressing dissent and political freedoms. Polls across the country open at 07:00 (05:00 GMT) and will close at 16:00. Kagame, who represents the ruling RPF party, has widespread...

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16:47

25 Small Signs That Youre a Highly Sensitive Person "IndyWatch Feed National"

Being highly sensitive is not as common as you might think it is, because of this is it very misunderstood. What do you think a HSP is?

According to Dr. Aron, a highly sensitive person is someone who has a sensitive nervous system. They are aware of their surrounding and are able to become overwhelmed much easier than most people when in a highly stimulating environment. These people are often called shy or timid but are not really good defining labels for HSP. While some HSP are introverts HSP is not the same as being an introvert. The two are completely separate things.

If you think you may be a HSP but are not sure checking yourself for the things below may give you a bit of insight. Not all of these signs will apply to every single HSP because all HSP are different but the list is a good universal stance overall. Are you a HSP?

1. You need to spend lots of time alone even if you are considered an extrovert.

This is because when it comes to our senses solitude helps calm us. Drawing to a quiet place alone at the end of your day is more relaxing to you than others because this is how you relax your senses.

2. Do bright lights overwhelm you?

Bright lights sometimes are more than enough to overload our senses.

3. You seem to need more sleep than other people.

If you dont get any sleep you literally cannot function.

4. Preventing overstimulation is hard to do.

You have to avoid being in places that are overwhelming, for instance, you grocery shop late at night when no one is in the store.

5. When you are being watched it makes you nervous.

When someone is grading you or simply watching you for no reason it makes you mess up, something you would not have done if they had not been watching.

6. You cannot concentrate when you are hungry.

Caffeine has a strong effect on you and when you are hungry you literally cannot pay attention to the task at hand.

7. You have trouble letting go.

Moving on is much harder for you. Everything and everyone in your life is permanent in your mind.

8. You have trouble transitioning.

Even when it comes to positive change you need much more time than most people would in order to get used to things.

9. You seek out meaningful relationships.

You do not l...

What Would Jusus Do? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

When new converts to Christianty face a moral or ethical dilemma they are encouraged to ask the question "What Would Jesus Do?"

Now is the time for a new convert to leadership in the Labour Party to ask the same question.

"What Would Helen Do?"

Better still, young Jacinda should be on the phone, seeking advice from God.

Of course, I refer to the Turei debacle which is seriously damaging the Labour Party and taking the media spotlight away from Ardern.

I suggest if Helen Clark were leader today, by now she would have torn up the MOU with an acerbic observation that if Turia had disclosed all her baggage at the time she (Clark) would never have signed it.  

Shortly thereafter, I suspect Clark would have issued an encyclical refusing to entertain a coalition with the Greens as long as Turei remained an MP.

You could just about hear the stampede of wet Gnats and damp NZ1sters rushing back to Mother Labour.

If Ardern fails to take a hard and decisive line in this issue she will have missed possibly her only opportunity to catapult  Labour back into respectable territory in the opinion polls and to restore some of the party's reputation which was destroyed by the ineffective leaders and public bickering of the last ten years.

Will she take the risk?   There's not much downside for her but I don't think she will.

Why do I think that?

She doesn't have enough experience in real politics to give her confidence to make hard decisions. All she knows is that Grant Robinson will be looking for his first chance to stab her in the back..

16:45

Two plots in Australia plane terror investigation "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Two men accused of a terror plot to bring down a plane with a bomb were also trying to build a device that could release toxic gas, Australian police allege. The first plot involved placing an improvised explosive device on an Etihad flight out of Sydney on 15 July, according to Australian Federal Police. The other, a gas dispersion device, was not close to fruition, police said. Investigators said the alleged plots had been completely disrupted. This is one of the most sophisticated plots that has ever been attempted...

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16:44

Spineless Trump Signs, then Complains about Congressional Sanctions vs. Russia, et al "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trump knows that the latest set of sanctions against Russia, et al, is useless, and may backfire at most, yet he still signed his name into it. That only proves that he is not the type of leader that the US war veterans were expecting him to be, and this singular event will characterize the Continue reading Spineless Trump Signs, then Complains about Congressional Sanctions vs. Russia, et al

16:43

Grand jury convened in Trump-Russia probe "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  A special counsel investigating claims of Russian meddling in the US election has reportedly empanelled a grand jury. The US media reports suggest Robert Muellers inquiry has taken the first step towards possible criminal charges. According to Reuters news agency, the jury has issued subpoenas over a June 2016 meeting between President Donald Trumps son and a Russian lawyer. The president has poured scorn on any suggestion his team colluded with the Kremlin to beat Hillary Clinton. In the US, grand juries are set up to consider whether evidence...

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16:41

China demands India remove troops from disputed border region "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

      China has demanded India immediately remove troops from the border amid an increasingly tense stand-off in the remote frontier region beside the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. The Chinese foreign ministry on Thursday said India had been building up troops and repairing roads along its side of the border next to the mountainous Indian state of Sikkim. The stand-off ratchets up tension between the neighbours, who share a 2,175 mile (3,500km) frontier, large parts of which are disputed. It has already been more than a month since the...

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16:39

Large fire rips through Dubais Torch Tower "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  A large fire has ripped through a residential skyscraper in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates for the second time in two years. Footage posted on social media showed flames spreading up the Torch Tower, and burning debris falling down. The authorities later said that civil defence workers successfully evacuated the building and the blaze was brought under control. It is not clear what caused the fire in one of the worlds tallest buildings. No injuries have been reported so far in the Torch Tower fire incident, the...

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16:37

Flash floods kill 7 and leave 27 missing in Vietnam "IndyWatch Feed World"

Flash floods have killed seven people and left 27 others missing in northern Vietnam. Disaster official Luong Tuan Anh said on Thursday that two people died and 13 were missing in the worst-hit province of Yen Bai. The other casualties were reported in the neighbouring provinces of Son La and Lai Chau. Heavy rain has also caused widespread flooding in nearby Thailand, where at least 23 people have been killed in the country's north and east.

16:37

A Journalists Murder Underscores Growing Danger in Mexico Mexico is going to hell, he said, and thats why I became a reporter. "IndyWatch Feed War"

MEXICO CITY The absence of editor Javier Valdez Cardenas is deeply felt at the weekly newspaper he co-founded, but his presence is everywhere.

A large photo of Valdez displaying his middle finger, with the word Justice, hangs on the facade of the Riodoce newspaper building in the Sinaloa state capital of Culiacan. Two reporters in their 30s, Aaron Ibarra and Miriam Ramirez, wear T-shirts that display his smiling, bespectacled face or his trademark Panama hat. The masthead of the paper still bears his name, and each issue has a blank space where his op-ed column should be.

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Javier Valdez Cardenas

Valdez was one of seven journalists in seven states killed this year for reporting on the mayhem wrought in Mexico by organized crime, corrupt officials and ceaseless drug wars. As bodies pile up across the country, more and more of them are journalists: at least 25 since President Enrique Pena Nieto took office in December 2012, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, and 589 under federal protection after attacks and threats.

Mexico is now the worlds most lethal country for journalists, more even than war-torn Syria. And the killers of journalists in Mexico are rarely brought to justice. Although a special federal prosecutors office was established in 2010 to handle such cases, it has only prosecuted two, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The greatest error is to live in Mexico and to be a journalist, wrote Valdez, a legend in Mexico and abroad, whose killing is seen as a milestone in Mexican violence against journalists.

On the morning of May 15, Valdez left the Riodoce office. He drove just a couple blocks before his red Toyota Corolla was stopped by two men; h...

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Asia stocks edge higher, dollar languishes on U.S. politics, mixed data "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Asian stocks inched up on Friday after a technology-led drop on Wall Street, while U.S. Treasury yields and the dollar were pressured by news Special Counsel Robert Mueller had issued grand jury subpoenas in his investigation of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. MSCIs broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2 percent, although gains were kept in check by the reluctance of many investors to stake out fresh positions ahead of U.S. job data later in the global day. The index was poised to climb...

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16:34

All is not right with the NBN, will you be a victim? "IndyWatch Feed National"

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16:33

Doklam Standoff: China Says Its Restraint Has a Bottom Line "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The standoff began on June 16 after Chinese troops began constructing a road near the tri-junction with Bhutan. Representative image credit: PTI

Beijing: China has said that it has shown utmost goodwill over the prolonged military standoff with India in the Sikkim sector but warned that its restraint has a bottom line.

The reaction from the Chinese defence ministry late last night came a day after the Indian external affairs ministry in a statement said that the peace and tranquillity of the India-China boundary constitutes the important prerequisite for the smooth development of bilateral relations.

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj last month made clear Indias position on the over-month-long standoff in the Doklam area, saying both sides should first pull back their troops for any talks to take place, favouring a peaceful resolution.

The standoff began on June 16 after Chinese troops began constructing a road near the tri-junction with Bhutan, which India says was a unilateral action by Beijing to change the status quo in the area.

New Delhi fears the construction of the road would allow China to cut off Indias access to its northeastern states.

Ren Guoqiang, a spokesperson of the Chinese defence ministry, in a statement called on the Indian side to swiftly address the situation in a proper manner to restore peace and tranquillity in the border region.

Since the incident occurred, China has shown utmost goodwill and sought to communicate with India through diplomatic channels to resolve the incident. Chinese armed forces have also shown a high level of restraint with an eye to the general bilateral relations an...

16:33

Everton, AC Milan secure Europa League progress "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

    Youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin came off the bench to grab the goal that handed Everton a 1-0 win away to Slovakias Ruzomberok on Thursday as they secured their progress to the Europa League play-off round. Calvert-Lewin, who scored the winner for England in the under-20 World Cup final in June, replaced summer signing Sandro Ramirez in the second half and produced a cool finish with 10 minutes remaining. That allowed Everton to win the third qualifying round tie 2-0 on aggregate, with progress all that matters for the Premier...

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16:31

3.3 million-year-old fossil reveals origins of the human spine "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Analysis of a 3.3 million-year-old fossil skeleton reveals the most complete spinal column of any early human relative, including vertebrae, neck and rib cage. The findings, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, indicate that portions of the human spinal structure that enable efficient walking motions were established millions of []

16:31

Philippines Duterte Signs Law Granting Free Public College "IndyWatch Feed War"

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law granting tuition-free education in all state universities, a Cabinet official said on Friday, setting aside the advice of his economic managers to reject the measure.

The president believed the benefits of the law outweighed the potential short-term budgetary challenges, Menardo Guevarra, senior deputy executive secretary, told a media conference.

Dutertes economic managers have said the government would not be able to afford the cost of free-tuition, estimated at 100 billion pesos ($2 billion) a year.

They also said tuition-free education at state universities and colleges (SUCs) would not benefit the poor because only 12 percent of students in SUCs belong to low-income families.

Free tertiary education in SUCs (state universities and colleges) is a very strong pillar or cornerstone of the presidents social development policy, Guevarra said.

Senator Franklin Drilon has said the measure would only require 20-25 billion pesos a year, much less than the economic managers estimate.

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16:30

Whaleoil Backchat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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

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16:29

Do We Need a Multilateral Instrument on Investment Facilitation? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Currently, there are no multilateral rules on international investment. But there is a concerted push by China, Brazil, Russia and Argentina to start formal discussions on a multilateral instrument on investment facilitation at the World Trade Organization (WTO). In the past few weeks, five proposals have been submitted to the General Council the highest []

16:27

Animal Emoji Requests on Twitter "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

(The world wants raccoons and lobsters)

Earlier today, the Emoji Subcommittee of the Unicode Consortium published Proposal L2/17284, a set of 67 new characters which they are recommending be included in Unicode 11.0, scheduled to be released next June. Each character comes with a proposal in a standard format, including evidence that it will be used frequently. The most common kind of evidence is looking at Google search trends, with the presence of an image in sticker packs or add-on apps also being very common.

But where do people really go when they want to complain about the lack of something? They go on Twitter.

So I ran a simple experiment using Twitters Search API, to check how often people are requesting various kinds of emoji. For a list of various animals, including all of the ones in the new proposal, a few that are already in Unicode, and some which arent around at all, I searched for how often people discuss that kind of emoji.

A few details about how this was computed:

  • I compared some existing popular animal emoji like goats and bears, as well as one (the camel) that might be getting actively compared to the newly proposed llama. (Because everybody loves camelids.)
  • To avoid side effects from people being excited about the new Unicode proposal (I mean, who isnt?) I ran the computation with and without tweets from today; this had no significant effect on the results. In particular, the effect on emoji already in Unicode was the same as that on emoji being added.
  • For hippos, I ORed the two most common synonyms.
  • The method assumes that mentions of things like foo emoji were positive statements about desiring such an emoji. I validated this with spot-checks of the matching tweets; in all cases, this hypothesis was correct.
  • Because of the use of explicit query constructs such as foo emoji, where foo is the English name of an animal, this result is likely to undercount non-English results. A more sophisticated approach would internationalize these strings, increasing the ability to detect emoji that are particularly desired in various regions.
  • The viewers column is the total number of followers of each user who tweeted about the issue. It represents an upper bound on the number of people who may have seen the tweet, and gives more weight to prominent people tweeting about a subject. In practice, this does not seem to be a very useful independent signal; tweets by prominent people that people like w...

16:24

Flames Engulf 86-Story Residential Skyscraper in Dubai One of the worlds tallest residential towers "IndyWatch Feed War"

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Firefighters brought under control a blaze that broke out early Friday in one of the worlds tallest residential towers in Dubai, engulfing part of the skyscraper and sending chunks of debris plummeting below, the city authorities announced.

More than 40 floors of the 86-story Torch Tower were burning on one side of the building, an Associated Press journalist near the scene of the blaze said. Building residents could be seen on the street outside crying with several saying the fire broke out just after 1 a.m.

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Flames shoot up the sides of the Torch tower residential building in the Marina district, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in this Fri., Aug. 4, 2017 picture.

Dubais Civil Defense announced at about 3:30 a.m. that firefighters had brought the blaze under control and that no injuries had been reported.

Cooling operations are underway, Dubais official media office said on Twitter.

It was the second time in 2 years that the more than 1,100-foot-tall (335 meters) tower has been ravaged by fire. The tower, located in the popular waterfront Marina district, caught fire in February 2015, but there were no major casualties reported in that blaze.

Early Friday, authorities shared a photo of the charred and blackened tower but it was no longer visibly in flames. Officials said they were now working on providing shelter for those affected.

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16:13

See Why The Coming August Eclipses May Trigger Your Life to Shift And Hopefully for the Better "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Mind Unleashed
Waking Times

Next month, there will be two eclipses: a full moon eclipse on August 7th in Leo and Aquarius, and a New Moon eclipse on August 21st in Leo. The August 21st eclipse will be a total solar eclipse visible in the US.

This article is an astrological interpretation of what these eclipses mean.

To begin with, anyone reading this can research the following planetary placements and figure out for themselves what people say they mean: you can research Sun in Leo, Mars in Leo, Moon in Aquarius, Venus in Cancer, Sun conjunct Mars, Sun sextile Jupiter, Sun quincunx Neptune, ect. and find a basic foundation of info for what these things mean. Interpreting the eclipse is putting all these pieces together: and truly feeling for oneself what is accurate and inaccurate.

As I mentioned in my last astrology article about August as a whole, I think this month is finally the turning point after a long, hard year and a half or so of depressed, difficult energy for everyone.

Studying astrology for the past several years, Ive been slowly learning about what an eclipse really means. Astrologers theorize that an eclipse kind of solidifies an energy in the air for an extended period of time: that wherever an eclipse occurs, however it aspects the other planets and stars, that energy of the eclipses peak is solidified in the air on Earth for some unknown period of time afterward.

I have tested this theory (as with testing the accuracy of other components of astrology), and it seems to be like this: the more exact an eclipse is, and the more exact the planetary aspects made to the Sun and Moon during the eclipse (for example, Sun and Moon square Saturn during the March 2016 eclipse, or Sun and Moon trine Uranus during the 2017 eclipse), thelonger the eclipses energy is solidified in the air on Earth.

And by solidified in the air, I literally mean the feeling at the peak of the eclipse continues, on and on, in the atmosphere, in peoples energy and...

16:11

R.I.P Jim Marrs ( A real leader in the truth movment and a real loss ) "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

  As the owner of a well-worn and frequently referenced copy of Jim Marrs epic UFO overview book, ALIEN AGENDA, I was saddened to hear of his passing. Perhaps Jims spirit/soul is now in a place where all the answers are revealed?  Martin H. MichaelVara  A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Mr. Marrs earned a Bachelor []

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16:10

South China Sea, N. Korea, Muslim Militants Top ASEAN Meetings "IndyWatch Feed War"

MANILA, Philippines Alarm over North Koreas intercontinental ballistic missile tests, a germinal step to temper South China Sea disputes and unease over a disastrous siege by pro-Islamic State group militants will grab the spotlight in an annual gathering of Southeast Asias top diplomats with their Asian and Western counterparts.

The 27 nations deploying their foreign ministers for three days of summitry and handshake photo-ops in Manila starting Saturday include the main protagonists in long-tormenting conflicts led by the United States, Russia, China, Japan and South and North Korea.

The Philippines plays host as this years chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN. Its an unwieldy 10-nation collective of democracies, monarchies and authoritarian regimes founded half a century ago in the Cold-War era, which prides itself for being a bulwark of diplomacy in a region scarred by a history of wars and interminable conflicts.

A look at the main issues expected to dominate the meetings:

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SOUTH CHINA SEA

Chinese and ASEAN foreign ministers will endorse a two-page framework of a long-sought code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea when they meet on Saturday. The Philippines calls the development a major diplomatic progress in efforts to ease a potential fl...

16:06

"Milk-Bar Clausewitzes, Bean Curd Napoleons: In the Reign of Kaiser Don" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Milk-Bar Clausewitzes, Bean Curd Napoleons: In the Reign of Kaiser Don"
by Fred Reed

"Why do those inadequate little men in Washington and New York dream of new wars? Because the empire is near a tipping point. Washington must either either start a war in Korea, or gets faced down by the North, its carriers ignored, its bombers sending signals and making shows of force without result. For the empire this is a loss of face and credibility, and an example to others that America can be challenged.

Iran has not caved to Washingtons threats and sanctions and clearly isnt going to. Another strategic loss, a big one, unless - the hawks seem to think - remedied by a war. Iran wants to trade with Europe and Europe likes the idea. Worse, Iran is becoming a vital part of Chinas aim to integrate Europe and Asia economically. To the empire this smells of death. The frightened grow desperate.

China shows no signs of backing down in the South China Sea. For Washington, it is either war now, when it thinks it might win, or be overshadowed as China grows.

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16:00

John Venns birthday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Tribute to John Venn who was born on this day in 1880 from GraphJam:

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16:00

They hung David Garrett for his youthful indiscretion, why does the fraudster Turei get a free pass? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The university professor who cant say my name reckons electoral fraud is just a trifling matter: Andrew Geddis, a law professor at Otago University, said a person could only enrol at a place they had been a resident at for at least one month and they must enrol at the place they last resided at. []

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16:00

South Korea spy agency admits attempting to rig election "IndyWatch Feed War"

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AFP/File | South Koreas National Intelligence Service has admitted its cyber warfare unit organised and operated teams attempting to sway voter opinions for more than two years in the run-up to the 2012 elections

SEOUL (AFP)  South Koreas spy agency has admitted that it had engaged in a far-reaching attempt to manipulate voters as it sought to help conservatives win parliamentary and presidential elections.In-house investigators from the National Intelligence Service (NIS) confirmed that the agencys cyber warfare unit organised and operated up to 30 teams for more than two years in the run-up to the 2012 elections, the agency said in a statement late Thursday.

They hired internet-savvy civilians and sought to sway voter opinions through postings on portals and Twitter.

The teams were charged with spreading pro-government opinions and suppressing anti-government views, branding them as pro-North Korean forces attempts to disturb state affairs, it said.

At the time the country was led by the conservative Lee Myung-Bak, and in the event the December 2012 presidential election was won by his now-disgraced colleague Park Geun-Hye, who defeated liberal Moon Jae-In.

Moon won South Koreas presidential vote in May this year after Park was impeached and dismissed over corruption and abuse of power, and ordered an investigation.

He has vowed to reform the NIS to prevent it meddling in elections and make it focus on collecting and analysing intelligence on North Korea and foreign affairs.

A spokesman for Parks party, now in opposition and renamed Liberty Korea, said Friday the inquiry was politically motivated.

The NIS says it will dissociate itself from politics but it is meddling in politics again by starting this probe, Kang Hyo-Sang said in a statement.

Former NIS chief Won Sei-Hoon is being tried for the second time for leading an online smear campaign against Moon, after his initial conviction was overturned on appeal.

But the NIS investigation results suggest the scale of the voter manipulation was far wider than previously thought.

The internal probe also found Won ordered the agency to muzzle the press, provide support for pro-government conservative civic groups and put some major opposition politicians under secret surveillance.

The modern-day NIS has been tainted by a series of scandals, including the forging of documents to build a f...

15:55

Australians on terrorism charges accused of building bomb with help of Isis "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australians on terrorism charges accused of building bomb with help of Isis | 03 Aug 2017 | Two men have been charged with building a military-grade explosive device with the help of high-level Islamic State operatives in a foiled terrorist attack that police called "one of the most sophi

15:55

NYPD Posted the Most Pathetic Drug Bust Ever and the Internet Is Having a Field Day "IndyWatch Feed World"

Carey Wedler, Anti Media
Waking Times

After almost fifty years of the war on drugs, Americans are increasingly skeptical. But police officers around the country continue to dig their heels into enforcing the archaic policy.

Case in point: Over the weekend, NYPD officers made a low-level drug bust of cannabis and several vape cartridges, as well as a smattering of small baggies filled with white powder. The officers boasted about their achievement on Twitter, claiming they had taken down a Latin King Crew gang member and removed the poison from their community. In the photo, they also displayed $100, made up of a few twenties, tens, and fives.

Though that tweet received little traction, the NYPD News account also announced the drug bust, only to receive hundreds of responses mocking the officers over their claim that they are Keeping #Flushing#Queens safe.

And with that, the trolls were out.

Some mocked the polices behavior and belief they are actually having success in their war on drugs:

15:53

Shulamit Aloni Admits Using Terms Anti semitic and The Holocaust As A Trick "IndyWatch Feed War"

Shulamit Aloni Admits Using Terms Anti semitic and The Holocaust As A Trick

15:53

Utopia Planitia "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Is a CG short about space exploration and the quest of finding traces of extraterrestrial forms of life. Flying over spectacular desert planet. seeing strangely familiar ancient civilizations remains and experiencing a first contact with the existence of unknown living things.

Big thanks to Robot Koch and Savannah Jo Lack for composing and recording this beautiful soundtrack.

The digital terrain models and pictures of Mars are coming from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) with credits to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of Arizona.

15:51

War Danger Intensifies We Must Go Like Hell To Expose and Destroy Russia-Gate "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

War Danger Intensifies We Must Go Like Hell To Expose and Destroy Russia-Gate by Harley Schlanger Rogue Money The war party in the U.S. is escalating to a fever pitch for war, not only with Russia but now...

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15:47

3 Methods to Maximize Your Health "IndyWatch Feed World"

With our worlds societies plagued with sickness, sadness and stress, its almost rebellious to take good care of your health. Now of course there are pockets of people who pump their physique for the primary purpose of vanity, but effective health management is much more than just working and toning your body.

The word health has etymological roots which define it as whole.  So when you think of being healthy, its wise to consider what layers of your life need attention to bring your whole experience into a functional and productive synergy. In other words, your personal well-being is much more than just the common description of physical and mental health, its a myriad of mirrors which reflect the wholeness of your being.

What follows, therefore, is a sharp snapshot for maximizing your health holistically.

1 Love Your Body

Lets start with the most basic. Your physical body is a biological computer. It requires certain inputs to operate functionally. The first step is to be smart about what you put into it, especially the food (medicine) you feed it.

For example, with a food supply that is laced by a corporate culture hell-bent on testing out whatever cheap, artificial ingredient they can to maximize their profits, were bombarded with a rich tapestry of genetically and chemically modified products that struggle to resemble real foods. Plus, the monocultural model of industrial-agriculture ensures that many nutrients we need are not in the synthetically produced diets they manufacture.

Therefore, an organic, nutrition-dense diet that avoids toxins from both the plant and meat industries will always be a wise move. Couple this with fresh rainwater (or water from other natural sources) and youre already on your way to detoxifying yourself from a sick food system and maximizing your physical well-being.

Without going into too much detail, here are some other important aspects of physical health to consider:

  • Sugar, especially the processed varieties, should be minimized because theyre addictive and cause various diseases, including obesity and cancer;
  • For meat-eaters, a predominately plant-based diet with natural and ethically-produced meat is a must, especially because excessive meat consumption is linked to diseases such as cancer (along with a plethora of negative environmental impacts);
  • Pharmaceuticals from the corporate monopolies commonly treat the sympt...

15:37

Saint-Tropez The Billionaires Harbor is Empty "IndyWatch Feed World"

When you impose drastic and excessively high taxes to get the rich and their yachts, they just sail away. Saint-Tropez, which was known as the Billionaires Harbor is just about empty. The yachts sailed off to Italy and Spain abandoning the French Riviera. The local government is pleading with Macrone to intervene. They say revenue is already off 30% for boating fees. However, the whole community is feeling it because the rich spend money more easily in local restaurants and shops. So the whole economy in South France is dropping very sharply.

In addition, from people I know personally, they have set sail to Portugal to also escape from the refugee madness. It will be interesting to see what happens to the tourism revenue at the end of the summer.

15:35

"Welcome to the Markets 'Blow-off' Phase' "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Welcome to the Markets 'Blow-off Phase'
by David Stockman

"On July 10, 2007, former Citigroup CEO Chuck Prince famously articulated what might be termed the "speculator's creed" for the current era of Bubble Finance. Prince was ash-canned within four months, of course, but as of that day his followers were still slamming the "buy" key good and hard: When the music stops, in terms of liquidity, things will be complicated. But as long as the music is playing, youve got to get up and dance. Were still dancing, he said in an interview with the FT in Japan.

We are at that moment again, and this time the danger of a thundering crash is far greater. That's because the current blow-off top comes after nine years of even more lunatic central bank policy than Greenspan's credit and housing bubble. The Fed and its fellow-traveling central banks around the world have essentially gutted honest price discovery entirely, thereby turning the global financial markets into outright gambling dens of unchecked speculation.

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15:35

Facial Recognition in Street Cameras to Increase Tax Revenues "IndyWatch Feed World"

Many cities around the world are now introducing facial recognition into their cameras which monitor the streets. In other words, the government will know who and where you are. New York City is introduction this technology. This is by no means about terrorism. It is being employed to find anyone accused of any crime and that will include tax avoidance. In fact, facial recognition technology in Britain has been employed and they made their first arrest using this technology. They already have some 500,000 peoples faces in their database.  Under the protest of data protectors in Germany, they too have begun a test run for the facial recognition detection by video camera in Berlin. The systems of three manufacturers are to be tried out for face recognition.

Video surveillance is claimed to be an important contribution toward greater security by helping to deter and assist in the detection of terrorism which is the excuse. The problem is that the application is for everything and not simply terrorists. Years ago when I had a parking ticket in London I had not paid when just a tourist, upon returning to Britain at customs I was pulled over and had to pay the ticket before entering. The same is being done in many other countries. Add to this facial recognition and you will see that it is not profitable to employ all this expense for terrorists. They will be looking to use it for all offenses.

15:34

Which Banks to Keep Cash Short-term "IndyWatch Feed National"

QUESTION: Hi Marty

A quick question for you given the moves afoot inside the EU re blocking bank accounts even of those with less than 100,000 , which banking jurisdictions would you put on the shortlist for those ordinary people resident in Europe who want a bank in a decent jurisdiction and where the regulatory framework is relatively sensible ?

BR

ANSWER: The best choice is obviously Britain or the United States. We need to ensure that BREXIT takes place. Therefore, temporarily, Switzerland is a near-term option. The EU Commission would have control over ALL banks within the EU. Since the Swiss franc will decline against the dollar, a US dollar account would make sense since US banks us Treasuries for reserves whereas European banks use politically correct debt of all EU member states.

15:33

5 Things You Shouldnt Say to Someone With Depression "IndyWatch Feed World"

It seems people who do not have a mental illness tend to invalidate those who do. They do this without even noticing most of the time and it needs to stop.

For me, it happens most often with depression; just because you dont notice it doesnt make it okay. Comments that make someone dealing with depression feel invalid can cause a lot of damage. You dont want to hurt a friend or loved one, so why not try to think about what you are saying and the effects it could have? Even if you have good intentions it does not dismiss the pain you may cause with your words.

Below you will find a list of things you should never say to someone struggling with depression. Unless you have depression as well you dont understand what it feels like. It is so much more than just being down in the dumps, I cannot stress that enough.

1. Just snap out of it.

It is not that easy. If I could I promise I would but I cant. You telling me to snap out of it is not going to do anything but make me feel guilty for not being able to.

2. Focus on the positive things in life.

Depression takes that away from me, I cant do that. Stop making me feel ungrateful. I appreciate all that I have and yet I am still numb and exhausted. I am not down in the dumps because I am focusing on the bad things in life, I am sick. Mental illness is real.

3. Youll have fun once you get out, come on!

Trying to force me into doing things when I am physically and emotionally exhausted is only going to draw me deeper into a depression. You cant just fix this with a girls night out. This is much more than you are taking in. I should not be pushed into going out when I am exhausted and can hardly get out of bed. If you must hang out with me, lets go in the living room, watch TV, and chat alone together.

4. I get sad sometimes, too.

Yep, you sure do. Everyone does, but this is not just being sad. This is so much more than just being sad. Depression is being numb to the world and with your mind fighting against me with every breath. I hate myself, I am unmotivated, I lack the will power to even brush my hair. If you have not been depressed before, you do not know what I am going through.

5. Stop associating yourself with the label and those people who surround it.

The word depression is not just a label it is a diagnosis. It is something that affects millions of people. I am one of those people. I have accepted it and am learning to cope why cant you?

If you are struggling to understand what someone close to...

15:31

Winners and losers in the 2017 PNG elections "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Papua New Guinea isnt an easy place to be a sitting MP come election time. Typically, over half of all incumbents who contest their seats lose them.

On the basis of provisional data, 2017 appears to have been kinder on incumbents than usual, butoverallthe difference is slight. With two seats (Chimbu Province and Southern Highlands Province) still to report their results, it looks as if about 48 per cent of of those candidates who defended their seat in 2017 will have done so successfully. This is a bit better than 2012 (44 per cent by my estimate) but not a transformation. Electoral problems and control of DSIP funding do not appear to have made MPs invulnerable.

However, there are some interesting regional differences. The incumbent survival rate increased substantially in the Highlands and fell by a similar amount in the Islands region. Given accusations of cheating and other electoral issues in the Highlands, the unusually high incumbent re-election rate in that region is intriguing to say the least, and warrants more study.

The chart below shows incumbent survival rates by region and contrasts them with 2012.

Figure 1: Incumbent survival rates by region, 2012 and 2017

Interestingly, PNC incumbents do not appear to have done particularly well. The chart below compares PNC incumbent success rates with those of all other parties combined, and also independents.

Figure 2: Incumbent success rates by party, 2017

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15:31

PSG sign Neymar for world record 200m "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Paris St-Germain have signed Brazil forward Neymar for a world record fee of 222m euros (200m) from Barcelona. The deal for the 25-year-old smashes the previous record set when Paul Pogba returned to Manchester United from Juventus for 89m in August 2016. He will earn 45m euros (40.7m) a year 865,000 euros (782,000) a week before tax from the initial five-year deal, a total outlay of 400m. Neymar said he has joined one of the most ambitious clubs in Europe. Paris St-Germains ambition attracted me to the...

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15:31

Top Israeli Journalist Caroline Glick: Israelis See H. R. McMaster as DEEPLY HOSTILE to Israel "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Caroline Glick, popular columnist at The Jerusalem Post, ripped Trump National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster as an official who is deeply hostile to Israel and Israeli concerns.

This is very important because Caroline Glick is one of the most respected journalists in Israel.

Lets hope the Trump administration sees this.


Jerusalem Post columnist Caroline Glick sits with Richard Landes, the creator of Pallywood the movie, during a discussion with American bloggers, including The Gateway Pundits Jim Hoft and Andrew Breitbart, in Tel Aviv in August 2007.

Gateway Pundit contributor Josh Caplan wrote about this earlier today. After firing a number of America First orientated officials, reports have surfaced that the motive behind firing Rich Higgins, Derek Harvey, and Ezra Cohen-Watnick may run deeper than just removing out Trump allies. A new report reveals Israelis believe McMaster may have purged the officials because they were also pro-Israel.

Caroline Glick discussed controversial Trump figure H. R. McMaster and his hostility to Israel and Israeli security Wednesday on her Facebook page. The information Glick reported is VERY TROUBLING:

The Israel angle on McMasters purge of Trump loyalists from the National Security Council is that all of these people are pro-Israel and oppose the Iran nuclear deal, positions that Trump holds.

McMaster in contrast is deeply hostile to Israel and to Trump. According to senior officials aware of his behavior, he constantly refers to Israel as the occupying power and insists falsely and constan...

15:30

Getting rid of the albatross "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Im energised, enthused and preparing for a rejuvenated campaign. My thoughts on @jacindaardern as we head towards September 23rd! pic.twitter.com/uWCvvWZ5wN Greg OConnor (@GregOhariu) August 2, 2017 Labour MPs are reportedly ecstatic about removing the albatross, Andrew Littles signs from their electorates. The Labour Partys hriu candidate Greg OConnor is looking very excited to be []

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15:30

How To Change Your Life For The Better In Only A Month "IndyWatch Feed World"

Routine might sound like a boring thing. Its what the unimaginative guys and the squares on the straight and narrow with no sense of adventure do.

Discipline and routine though, are necessary, not only for realizing your full potential, but also because they change your life.

Its taken for granted that most of us would like to improve something about ourselves, be it the weight gain, the smoking, or the constant laziness and depression.

Routine can do a lot to put you on the track to improve yourselves, mentally and physically.


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15:30

Tesla Announces Launch Of Its Solar RoofAnd Other Stories You Mightve Missed "IndyWatch Feed World"

Heres your weekly roundup of some of the stories we covered at Fast Company.

15:30

This Startup Wants To Kill The Mommy Track Once And For All "IndyWatch Feed World"

Browsing the job board at Werk, a startup that promotes flexible work, can feel like visiting a utopian future. Looking for a job with minimal travel, because you have young kids at home? No problem, there are dozens listed here. Or perhaps youd like to work from a remote location, at least one day per week? Companies including Deloitte and HBO would be happy to make that possible. In one fell swoop, the awkward questions that might derail a conversation with a prospective boss have been transformed into an opportunity to better balance career and family.

Its time for us to demand a work environment that is not designed for our failure but for our success, says Anna Auerbach, who cofounded and co-leads the company alongside Annie Dean. The two women, both mothers, were in fast-track careers when a mutual friend introduced them. Now they are on a mission to turn the vague concept of flexibility into a clear set of expectations that employers can set in the hopes of recruiting and retaining top talent.

Annie Dean (left) and Anna Auerbach [Photo: courtesy of Werk]Werk is still smallto date, the company has signed on 150 hiring partners and processed 4,000 job applications. But it is poised for growth, thanks to $2.85 million in Series A funding, announced this week. Rethink Impact, a $112 million female-run venture fund, led the round, with female-focused investors Halogen Ventures and SoGal Ventures also participating.

Its time to revisit what a good days work looks like, says Rethink Impact partner Heidi Patel. Werk is an important response to the demands of modern society and one that will give people more control.

Werks core product is a job board, which has been active since February. Companies pay to post open positions, and job-seekers pay an annual fee of $48 to gain access to the marketplace. Each job must be fl...

15:30

Optogenetics for 100 Euros "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Larval zebrafish, Drosophila (fruit fly), and Caenorhabditis elegans (roundworm) have become key model organisms in modern neuroscience due to their low maintenance costs and easy sharing of genetic strains across labs. However, the purchase of a commercial solution for experiments using these organisms can be quite costly. Enter FlyPi: a low-cost and modular open-source alternative to commercially available options for optogenetic experimentation.

One of the things that larval zebrafish, fruit flies, and roundworms have in common is that scientists can monitor them individually or in groups in a behavioural arena while controlling the activity of select neurons using optogenetic (light-based) or thermogenetic (heat-based) tools.

Once assembled, all of the functions of FlyPi can be controlled through a graphical user interface. As an example for how FlyPi can be used, the authors of the paper document its use in a series of state-of-the-art neurogenetics experiments, so go check out the recently published open access paper on PLOS. Everything considered the authors hope that the low cost and modular nature, as well as the fully open design of FlyPi, will make it a widely used tool in a range of applications, from the classroom all the way to research labs. Need more lab equipment hacks? Dont worry, weve got you covered. And while youre at it, why not take a spin with the RWXBioFuge.


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15:29

"Greed..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an 
endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.
- Erich Fromm

15:29

Nvidia and Remedy Use Neural Networks for Eerily Good Facial Animation "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Aside from cost, facial animation, even when motion captured, rarely reaches the same level of fidelity as other animation. That odd, lifeless look seen in even the biggest of blockbuster games often came down to the limits of facial animation. Nvidia and Remedy believe its neural network solution is capable of producing results as good, if not better than what's produced by traditional techniques. It's even possible to skip the video altogether and feed the neural network a mere audio clip, from which it's able to produce an animation based on prior results.

The neural network is first fed a "high-end production facial capture pipeline based on multi-view stereo tracking and artist-enhanced animations," which essentially means feeding it information on prior animations Remedy has created. The network is said to require only five to 10 minutes of footage before it's able to produce animations based on simple monocular video capture of actors. Compared to results from state-of-the-art monocular and real-time facial capture techniques, the fully automated neural network produces eerily good results, with far less input required from animators.

With the network trained, it's possible to feed in an audio performance, which is then mapped to a 3D model to generate an animation. The process involves "a compact, latent code" that formulates the variations in facial expressions that can't be deduced from the audio recording. That code could potentially be user controlled, which would allow for the resulting animation to be tweaked.

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15:28

Science Is Endangered by Statistical Misunderstanding "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Hes baaaaaack. Ive linked to David Colquhouns previous paper on p-values,[1] but Ive since learned hes about to publish a sequel.

Despite decades of warnings, many areas of science still insist on labelling a result of P < 0.05 as significant.   This practice must account for a substantial part of the lack of reproducibility in some areas of science. And this is before you get to the many other well-known problems, like multiple comparisons, lack of randomisation and P-hacking. Science is endangered by statistical misunderstanding, and by university presidents and research funders who impose perverse incentives on scientists. [2]

That may seem dour, but its well backed up by argument. The key part comes from outlining precisely what the false positive rate is, and how to calculate it. As students of probability, wed intuit it means

proportion of false positives = ( number of false positives ) / ( number of false positives + number of true positives )

But how do we calculate the number of true or false positives? One approach is to figure out the odds of a falsely rejecting a true hypothesis, then totalling the number of true hypotheses. How many hypotheses are there, though? Could they be infinite? We can swerve around this problem by instead asking what the odds are that a random hypothesis would be true. This allows us to plug in the proportion instead of a total. But then how do we know if a scientific hypothesis is true or false, full stop? Mathematical and logical proofs dont work for evidential matters. For now, Ill just toss out a number (80% false), but stick a pin in this one. In the meantime, we have

number of false positives = odds of accepting a hypothesis, given that it is false odds of a false hypothesis

which of course implies

number of true positives = odds of accepting a hypothesis, given that it is true odds of a true hypothesis

The odds of acceptance are known as the power of a study. The typical scientific paper has a power level somewhere around 40% (no, really), and if 80% of hypotheses are false, then 20% of them must be true.

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15:25

The Australian Government needs to encourage community groups to speak out, not silence them "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Australian Government should create an environment that encourages all not-for-profit groups to speak freely and contribute to public debate the Human Rights Law Centre today told the Department of the Treasury which is conducting an inquiry into potential reforms to the Deductible Gift Recipient tax arrangements.

Emily Howie, a Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, said that some elements of the Treasury consultation follow a clear and worrying trend of Australian governments seeking to restrict the free speech of not-for-profit groups, in this case by attempting to hamstring the ability of environmental advocacy groups to raise money.

One of the things that makes our democracy great is having an informed public debate with a range of voices. Instead of silencing advocacy groups, the Australian Government should safeguard and encourage vibrant debate on matters of public interest, said Ms Howie.

The inquiry is looking into whether environmental groups should be required to do a minimum of 25 to 50 per cent remediation work to be eligible for deductible gift recipient status, a tax status that allows groups to receive deductible donations and which is therefore critical to their fundraising ability.

The consequence of this policy would be severe. It could effectively strip environmental advocacy groups of their fundraising ability and threaten the survival of groups that have fought to save some of Australias most loved places, from the Franklin River to the Barrier Reef, said Ms Howie.

The inquiry picks up recommendations from the 2016 House of Representatives Environment Committees report, that sought to limit DGR status to environmental advocacy groups, but not to groups that do remediation work such as planting trees.

Lets not forget that environment groups are simply doing their job when they advocate for the environment. It is misleading for the government to create a false distinction between the value and legitimacy of remediation and advocacy work. It undervalues the strong contribution advocacy has made to conserving iconic Australian places of great environmental value, said Ms Howie.

The submission is available here.

15:24

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Aug. 4, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Aug. 4 2017

Compiled 12:01 am EDT 4 Aug. 2017 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com

Source: Dinar Chronicles

A. Aug. 3 2017 The Big Call, Bruce: Thebigcall.net playback: 712-770-4016 pin123456#

1. On Tues Aug. 1 the IMF provided a new rate to Iraq, and then gave them 72 hours to make that new rate public.

2. On Tues. morning Aug. 1 the new rate was active on Iraqi citizen Qi cards.

3. That rate has gone up over the last two days.

4. Money was repatriated to Iraq this morning Aug. 3, so that the new Dinar rate could come out.

5. A trillion dollars worth of Iraqi infrastructure bonds were sold out today Aug. 3 from 9:30 to 3:00 pm (that would be paying out at 6.75% interest per year).

6. Exchanges have begun in Hong Kong and Europe and were making their way to the US.

7. Transactions were taking place out West and would be hydrated on Sat. Aug.5.

8. Paymasters, groups, trustees were ready.

9. Tier 1, 2 banks were on lockdown and ready to go.

10. All documentation for the USN has been signed off on, with gold in place to back the USN.

11. People have been exchanging, their accounts were pending and they should get access to their money over the weekend Aug. 5, 6.

B. Aug. 3 2017 2:14 pm EDT GCR Op-Ed: "Digits" - GCR/RV Op-Ed - Thursday - August 3, 2017

1. A total change in the global financial system has already occurred, including:

a. Quantum satellites

b. Gold standard implementation

c. Revaluation of currencies

d. Blockchain software processing

e. Lower denomination bills issued

f. Digital delivery infrastructure (all nations)

2. There would be no rate change or global announcement until after the bulk of private exchangers have redeemed in both Aug. and Sept. This was to quell the inevitable rush of trading greed that awaited such an unprecedented wealth transfer.

3. Rates on front screens (T4) were nowhere close to what you could exchange for (T1) as a result. Negotiated rates therefore wer...

15:19

REPORT: Mattis Once Intervened in Fiery Clash Between McMaster and Bannon Over Leaks "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Its no secret National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon are battling over control of President Trumps agenda. McMaster is furious with Bannon, accusing him of leaking damaging information about the Globalists to Breitbart News. Things got so bad between the two that Def Sec Mattis had to break them up. 

President Donald Trumps White House Senior Adviser Steve Bannon, left, and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, right, arrive for a news conference with President Donald Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the East Room at the White House, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

POLITICO reports:

McMaster is fiercely at odds with Steve Bannon, the Trump strategist who was removed from the principals committee of the National Security Council in April after McMasters appointment. In mid-July, the two sparred openly, in a widely attended policy meeting about Afghanistan, with McMaster advocating greater U.S. involvement and Bannon arguing for a major pullback.

The dispute got so out of hand, according to a pair of senior White House officials, that Secretary of Defense James Mattis had to intervene to get the discussion back on track.

While he has occasionally clashed with Kushner, the influential son-in-law, has a better relationship with him these days, a White House official with direct knowledge said.

The officials also said that McMaster fumes that he believes Bannon is responsible for leaking negative information about him to the news media including via Breitbart.com, the far-right news site Bannon ran before joining the Trump campaign in 2016.

Several of the officials, who like others spoke on the condition they not be identified for fear of losing their jobs, said McMaster, who holds a Ph.D. in American history, remains on shaky ground with Trump, who they said wants to keep him for now.

A spokesman for McMaster declined to address questions about McMasters relationship with key White House officials and his plan...

15:12

Pantsuit West Virginia Governor Defects To Join Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

During a rally celebrating United States President Donald Trump in West Virginia, the state's governor Jim Justice announced he would be leaving the pantsuit party and joining Trump's political movement. This leaves Senator Joe Manchin the only pantsuit aligned politician holding a West Virginia wide political office, and his seat in the US Senate is up for election in 2018. Traditionally West Virginia has been a "blue" pantsuit aligned state.

15:08

Hexavalent Chromium (Chromium-6) was Just Found in 75% of Drinking Water The Mass Chemical Suicide of America is Under way "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mike Adams, Natural News
Waking Times

An Environmental Working Group review of government water analysis data reveals that 75% of drinking water in America is contaminated with cancer-causing hexavalent chromium (also known as chromium-6). In a widely publicized report, EWG warns that 200 million Americans are right now being exposed to this toxic chemical in their water.

This is on top of our own efforts at EPAwatch.org where my lab tested hundreds of municipal water samples from across the country and found high levels of lead and other heavy metals in 6.7% of samples.

Yet another problem is hexavalent chromium, which is used in industrial operations such as chrome plating and the manufacturing of plastics and dyes. It has been linked to liver and kidney damage in animals as well as to leukemia, stomach cancer, and other cancers. Hexavalent Chromium has been found in the tap water of thirty-one out of thirty-five cities sampled. Of these cities, twenty-five had levels that exceeded safety standards. Sadly, even if your water is not contaminated with any of these substances, it may still be unsafe to drink.  The Great American Health Hoax The Surprising Truth About Modern Medicine by Raymond Francis

Americas infrastructure collapsing into Third World status

As Donald Trump said recently at a rally in Michigan, we used to make cars in Flint and you couldnt drink the water in Mexico. Now the cars are being made in Mexico, and you cant drink the water in Flint. Nor can you safely drink public water almost anywhere in America, as its almost universally contaminated with chromium-6, heavy metals or other toxic chemicals.

This doesnt even cover the deliberate poisoning of public water systems with fluoride, a neurotoxic chemical purchased in bulk from Chinese chemical plants (or sometimes acquired as a waste product from fertilizer manufacturing factories). Fluoride i...

15:08

Labours new campaign slogan "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Labour has unveiled its new campaign slogan:

Lets do this. Labour has unveiled its new campaign slogan, retiring a fresh approach along with Andrew Littles leadership.

Not exactly earth shattering or compelling. In addition as of around 3:30pm today the Labour web-site still was headlined by a fresh approach. At 4:35 p.m. this was still the case.

In addition driving around Hutt South today many of the old posters with both Little and Ardern were still up.

Furthermore, it seems that Labours posters will basically only show us photographs of the Blessed One, no doubt to contrast the girly tresses and toothy grin with the grey hair of Bill English.


15:03

Mueller Witch Hunt Continues, Greenspan Warning, Immigration Crackdown "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com (WNW 295 8.4.17)  Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is now in the Grand Jury phase of the Trump witch hunt. It is looking more and more like a get Trump at all costs affair.  Mueller has many conflicts of interest and is required to be removed by law, and yet nothing is []

15:01

Whanganui Permaculture Weekend 9-10 Sept. 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Whanganui Permaculture Weekend
9th-10th September 2017

Backyard Chickens Farm Tour Fruit Tree and Vine Care Wetland Restoration Seed Swap Hot Composting DIY Chicken Tractors Rope Making and Rourou Making Outdoor Classrooms for Children Tools for a Resilient Household

Out-of-Towner Stay & Learn B&B Packages Available.
theecoschool at gmail dot com

Includes accommodation, dinner on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday and admission to all workshops.

15:00

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Dispraise censure, criticism; comment on with censure or disapproval; express censure or criticism; disparage; speak of as undeserving or unworthy.


Filed under: language Tagged: dispraise

15:00

A censored News story from Australia revealed "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Australia it appears is already suffering from media censorship thanks to the many problems they are experiencing with Muslim immigration. Like in Germany where media outlets are strongly dissuaded from reporting on any bad news to do with Muslim migrants it seems that some in the Australian media are also keen to protect the Australian []

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14:53

Human trafficking risks in Asia's supply chains: How should businesses respond? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Business interruptions and loss of consumer trust are just two ways discovering human trafficking in one's supply chains could impact the business. Here's how companies can minimise their risk, according to CSR Asia's Richard Welford.

14:52

Department of Justice Seeks to Recover Over $100 Million Obtained From Corruption in the Nigerian Oil Industry "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Department of Justice announced today the filing of a civil complaint seeking the forfeiture and recovery of approximately $144 million in assets that are allegedly the proceeds of foreign corruption offenses and were laundered in and through the U.S. Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco, Assistant Director in Charge Andrew W. Vale of []

14:52

Lucas Heights nuclear reactor was always intended as a step towards nuclear weapons, AND IT STILL IS "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

 Canberra hoped that aiding Britain might be a step toward its own bomb.

Australia took tentative steps to go it alone. This included the Lucas Heights nuclear plant on Sydneys southern fringe. Still Australias only reactor, it began its life researching, among other things, nuclear weapons

We have the people, the knowledge, the history, the uranium and we still have Lucas Heights.

Australias secret plans to have its own nuclear arsenal, AMERICA. Russia. China. Britain. The worlds most powerful countries all have...

14:51

The Ragin' Cajun takes on Louisiana Sinkholes, Fracking, Drilling & Coastal Erosion "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

No-nonsense LTG Russel Honore, of "Don't get stuck on stupid" fame takes on environmental disasters in Louisiana, including the Bayou Corne sinkhole, coastal erosion, drilling and fracking.

14:50

Was the Grand Canal a substitute for Chinese ocean exploration? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Why their sudden inward turn, and why the Chinese states abandonment of the oceans?  Some historians, like Bruce Swanson, cite a power struggle within the bureaucracy between eunuchs and conservative neo-Confucians, dubbed continentalists, with the eunuchs ultimately losing out.  Another important factor was probably Chinas reopening of its enlarged and completely renovated Grand Canal, an extraordinary feat of engineering that connected northern China to the increasingly populous breadbasket of the south.  At eleven hundred miles long, the canal was controlled by numerous locks, much like New Yorks Erie Canal, which measures only one-third its length and was not built until four hundred years later.  In 1415 the state banned the shipment of grain to the north by sea to compel use of the canal, for which thousands of barges were built.  Such a decision would have dramatically reduced the need for shipping, and hence shipbuilding and the maintenance of fleets, leading to the halting of oceangoing ship construction altogether by Yongles successor in 1436.

That is from the new and interesting Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape Chinas Push for Global Power, by Howard W. French.  I believe the definitive economic history of the Grand Canal remains to be written, it will be a major achievement when it happens.

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14:50

August 4th 2017 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #197 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

14:47

Sara Carter Discusses McMaster-Rice Conspiracy Theory With Sean Hannity "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Newly formed Circa News agent Sara Carter (Sinclair Media Group) appears on Sean Hannity to discuss her ongoing campaign against Trumps National Security Adviser HR McMaster. As we pointed out yesterday, the entire Sara Carter presentation of a letter from Continue reading

14:46

Female Dragonflies Play Dead To Fend Off Unwelcome Sexual Advances "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

https://pixabay.com/en/azure-damselfly-damselfly-insect-76964/

Azure damselfly. Source: Pixabay

Nature is constantly adapting for biological protection. Insects, due to their low position on the food chain, are often the quickest to evolve. In this scenario, researchers have found that female dragonflies are now faking their own death to avoid constant attention from males.

The study, Faking death to avoid male coercion: extreme sexual conflict resolution in a dragonfly published in the journal Ecology was guided by Rassim Khelifa, a zoologist from the University of Zurich in Switzerland. Prof. Khelifa describes how he discovered this weird and amazing conduct. While I was waiting at a pond near Arosa, at about 2,000 meter elevation, I witnessed a dragony dive to the ground while being pursued by another dragony [] the individual that crashed was a female, and that she was lying motionless and upside down on the ground.

Professor Khelifa, who has been studying dragonflies for nearly a decade, explained that after the male dragonfly approached the fallen female, he immediately dismissed her under the assumption she was dead. The male dragonfly also di...

14:45

Friday August 4th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

14:45

Supermarkets Are Save Millions By Banning Plastic Bags "IndyWatch Feed National"

https://www.google.cl/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fassets.bubblear.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F01%2F02110903%2Fwoman-plastic-bags-shutterstock-c.jpeg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thebubble.com%2Fbyo-bag-plastic-shopping-bags-banned-in-buenos-aires%2F&docid=ataraBPERzeUTM&tbnid=mg8kq6pCsEylqM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwiHz43QkrzVAhXBGZAKHc1HCAQQMwiZAihZMFk..i&w=1200&h=675&bih=612&biw=1156&q=plastic%20shopping%20bags&ved=0ahUKEwiHz43QkrzVAhXBGZAKHc1HCAQQMwiZAihZMFk&iact=mrc&uact=8

Source: the Bubble

Plastic bags are becoming a thing of the past. In a revolutionary trend worldwide, several cities, states, and countries are now requiring customers bring their own bag, or use a paper bag  anything but the insidious disposable plastic bag. This goes beyond the plastic bag tax created by many places, and altogether eliminates the plastic bag as an option. Furthermore, the trend appears to be an economic solution as well as an environmental one.

Australia provides an example of the sweeping change. The vast island country has been effectively eradicating plastic bags since 2009  when South Australia became the first state to ban plastic bags in supermarkets. Since then, the Northern Territory, Tasmania, and ACT (Australian Capital Territory) have followed suit.

Now, two of the biggest Australian supermarkets  Coles and Woolworths  announced last week their plan to retire all plastic bags from circulation within the next year. Woolworths...

14:43

An Influx of Opioid-Dependent Newborns Is Forcing Doctors To Rethink Treatment "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

https://pixabay.com/en/baby-child-cute-dad-daddy-family-22194/

Source: Pixabay

There is nothing more heartbreaking than to see a baby experience withdrawal symptoms from the moment they are born. They vomit, shake, shiver, and sweat. Babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is a cruel reality affecting more infants every year in the United States.

A report published this year by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Public Health Burden of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, explains what types of drugs can cause these serious symptoms. Opioid exposure during pregnancy might result from clinician-approved use of prescription opioids for pain relief; misuse or abuse of prescription opioids; illicit use (e.g., heroin); or medication-assisted treatment (MAT) of opioid use disorder.

Infants born with NAS often go into state care with Child Protective Services, to ensure a low-risk environment during this critical stage. However, various evidence suggests separating those babies from their biological birth mothers may adversely affect them. For example, babies waiting for placement spend more time than necessary in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Consequently, they are deprived the skin-to-skin contact and warm environment as when they would receive if they we...

14:38

Hours of driving and watching TV lower IQ scores "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Researchers from Leicesters Hospitals and the University of Leicester have found that driving for more than two hours a day appears to steadily reduce intelligence. Those who drove more than two to three hours a day typically had lower brainpower at the start of the study, which kept on declining throughout and at a faster []

14:38

Teslas New Solar Roof Actually Costs Less Than Traditional Roofs "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

https://www.tesla.com/solarroof

Source: Tesla

Tesla has unveiled a new product in its quest to advance sustainable technology. Teslas Solar Roof is not designed for cars it is for homes and plans to be inexpensive, with a sleek, traditional appearance. The solar roof will add value to a home, and also become a major asset over the years as it saves money on household electricity.

Consumer Reports originally estimated the price tag at $24.50/ sq. ft., but surprisingly Tesla announced the tiles would be available for $21.85/sq. ft. about 20% lower cost than a normal roof. Of course, there will be an additional charges for installation, etc., but Tesla seems dedicated to making the technology accessible.

When you include the benefits of the solar production, Solar Roof will cost less than a regular roof.  In fact it may earn you money, explains the Tesla website, as an example, the out-of-pocket cost of a Solar Roof for a typical home in Maryland will be around $52,000, but after considering the tax credit and the value of energy it generates, the roof will actually pay for itself and earn you about $8,000 over 30 years.

https://www.tesla.com/solarroof

Invisible solar tiles.
So...

14:36

The end of the wars on the cheap for the United States "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

This analysis was written for the Unz Review. With the Neocon coup against Trump now completed (at least in its main objective, that is the neutralization of Trump, the subsidiary

14:35

Senior Advisor "IndyWatch Feed National"

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14:33

Navajo Nation Hosts 2017 Youth & Elder Summit "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

The goal of the summit was to encourage intergenerational teachings to be passed between the youth and elders.

Published August 4, 2017

CROWNPOINT, NEW MEXICO The second annual Youth and Elder Summit was held on Jul. 31 and August 1 at Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint, New Mexico. Throughout the course of the summit there were over 350 people in attendance.

Youth and elders are one of the four pillars of the Begaye-Nez administration. As such, bridging the gap between these two groups is a priority while enabling them to work together. The Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President has taken the initiative of the Youth and Elder Summit as part of this effort.

The Youth and Elder Summit is something that weve been needing for years. We need the older generation to provide guidance and encouragement to the younger generation and vice versa, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said. The younger generation needs to understand how significant our elders are and that their lessons contribute to sustaining our identity, finding direction, and setting goals for ourselves.

Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez said, Our culture and traditions were passed down from one generation to the next during meal time. While sitting on the floor of a hogan, families told stories and the traditional teachings of our ancestors. These teachings are not limited to the home. We can share them in community safe places, such as the Youth and Elder Summit, to take us forward once more.

...

14:32

Contemporary American Indian Artists from Upper Midwest Featured in New Exhibit Opening September 23 "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Floral design by Jessica Gokey

Published August 4, 2017

ST. PAUL  Original beadwork, birch bark and textile artwork by five contemporary American Indian artists will be on display alongside the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) artifacts that inspired them, in the new exhibit Renewing What They Gave Us: Native American Artists in Residence, Saturday, September 23, 2017-Sunday, April 22, 2018, at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The artists, Jessica Gokey, Pat Kruse, Denise Lajimodiere, Gwen Westerman and Holly Young, created the artwork as part of the MNHS Native American Artist-in-Residence program. Since 2014, the program has helped revive the study of technique, knowledge and lifeways associated with traditional forms of American Indian artistry.

Floral vest by Lakota Holly Young

For centuries, American Indian artistic and cultural practices have been passed down from one generation to the next. But this process experienced disruptions when American Indians were pressured to assimilate with other cultures and when they were removed from their traditional homelands to reservations. At the same time, many museums and cultural organizations, like MNHS, grew their collections of American Indian artwork.

Today, MNHS acknowledges its role in this disruption and is working to become a resource for American Indian communities. MNHS believes that museums can assist artists in connecting with works created by their ancestors and can provide support for learning, practicing and...

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14:32

CIAs withdrawal from Syria could cause pro-US rebels to join Islamists, experts warn "IndyWatch Feed War"

The decision by the White House to terminate American support for rebels in war-torn Syria could backfire by causing the suddenly unemployed fighters to join jihadist organizations, according to experts.

14:32

Cherokee Nation Donates $10,000 to Rogers County Food & Clothing Pantry "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Good Samaritan Ministry Executive Director Shirley Tripp and Cherokee Nation District 15 Tribal Councilor Janees Taylor visit inside the nonprofit organizations clothing pantry in Claremore.

Published August 4, 2017

CLAREMORE, OKLAHOMA Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Tribal Councilor Janees Taylor presented a $10,000 donation to the Good Samaritan Ministry food and clothing pantry in Claremore on Monday.

Funds provided by the tribe will help add 800 square feet of space to the existing 4,000-square-foot building used by the nonprofit.

It is always rewarding when the Cherokee Nation can partner with community leaders who have a strong desire to help others,Chief Baker said. This facilitys expansion is an investment in the quality of life for thousands of families in Rogers County. The expanded space will provide improved food storage space, better refrigeration and freezer space, and more efficient food distribution programs for local families when they need a hand up during a hardship.

Good Samaritan Ministry was established more than 20 years ago to provide food, clothing and limited utility assistance to families in Rogers County. So far in 2017, more than 1,400 families have received help from the nonprofit, about 34 percent of them being Cherokee families.

Im very proud the Cherokee Nation is able to support the Good Samaritan Ministry, which helped 9,000 children and adults in Rogers County with meals, clothing and utilities last year alone. Community partnerships like this positively impact Cherokee and non-Cherokee families alike. With this expanded facility, the men and women who volunteer with Good Samaritan Ministry will be able to offer assistance to even more people during their time of need.

Construction of the additional space is expected to begin no later than November.

This donation will mean so much for the building expansion, Good Samaritan Ministry Executive Director Shirley Tripp said. We open Tuesdays and Thursdays but have volunteers working behind the scenes at other times, and with our expansion, we will be able to have more room for commercial refrigera...

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The 10 Most Underreported Stories "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Watch the various television and cable news shows, and one will be exposed to multiple reports ofthe exact same story. Day after day, night after night: the national mainstream news media regurgitates the same news stories to the American people. Its the same song sung by a different singer; but its the same song. If you dont believe that, start channel surfing the newscasts instead of watching just one network. You will hear the same stories repeated over and over again by all of the different newscasters. Wake up, folks! You are being programmed and propagandized.

I have repeatedly said: the real problem with Americas news media (and churches) is not what you are being told; it is what you are NOT being told. The most important stories that the American people need to know about are hardly ever mentioned. And it doesnt matter whether the broadcaster or network is bent leftward or rightward: the media moguls who run ALL OF THEM belong to the same club.

Here are just a few examples of some very important stories that youve heard barely a peep about from the Western mainstream mediaor from the vast majority of independent media outlets, for that matter.

1)  The worlds biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II

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One would think that a humanitarian crisis the size of this one would be plastered all over the front pages of U.S. newspapers and would be the lead story on dozens of nightly news casts. NADA. The vast majority of the American people are completely oblivious to the greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Im talking about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

According to international relief agencies, two-thirds of the people in Yemen are dying slow, gruesome deaths from starvation and famine. In the surrounding region, more than 20 million people are affected. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported in July that over 1,700 Yemenis died from cholera. The organization warned that over 300,000 could be diseased from the outbreak by the end of this month. This is a humanitarian crisis unparalleled in modern times. Yet hardly anyone in the West is even aware of it.

So, why hasnt the Western news media told the American people about the trage...

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The Left Is Flipping Out "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

[This talk was delivered at the 2017 Mises University.]

Greetings to everyone at the Corax 2017 conference, and greetings also to the audience here at our annual Mises University. As you can see both events are happening simultaneously, so I couldnt be with you in person this evening. But I very much appreciate being invited by Sofia and Martin to speak, and I would indeed have joined you in Malta any other week. And I admire Sofia and Martin for having the courage to leave Sweden and start this new venture in Malta, which by their account is not only warmer but also far more reasonable!

What Id like to talk about today is libertarians, more than libertarianism itself. And Ill ask you to consider whether libertarians have lost their way.

The title For a New Libertarian is I hope an obvious play on the title of Murray Rothbards famous book For a New Liberty. Its an underrated book, less well-known perhaps than The Ethics of Liberty. Lots of authors have the ego to call their books a manifesto, but few books actually live up to such an bold subtitle. This book does.

I love Murrays line: libertarianism, then, is a philosophy seeking a policy. I wonder if hed change that line today, if he could see where the public policy branch of libertarianism has become. Or maybe he should have written libertarianism is a philosophy seeking better libertarians.

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I also chose the title to make the important point that we dont need a new libertarianism or anything so grand. Thanks to the great thinkers who came before us, and still among us, we dont have to do the hard work  which is good news, because not many of us are smart enough to come up with new theory! We can all very happily serve as second-hand dealers in ideas.

Sometimes libertarians do fall into a trap of needing something new, what we might call a modernity trap. It has become trendy to imagine that technology creates a new paradigm, a new third way that will make government obsolete without the need for an intellectual shift. The digital age is so flat, so democratic, and so decentralized that it will prove impossible for inherently hierarchical states to contr...

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Forbes Condems Self-Reliant Homesteaders "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Its always interesting reading when someone smug and sanctimonious writes a clueless diatribe about another group of people being smug and sanctimonious. So when I saw that an economist for Moodys and Forbes had written an op-ed calling self-reliant homesteaders delusional, I knew Id be in for some misinformed hilarity.

The article, entitled, Dear Homesteaders, Self-Reliance Is a Delusion was published a couple of days ago on the Forbes website. Youll be forewarned that the article wont be deep in the first paragraph, when the author presents his claim to knowledge about self-reliant living comes from the fact that he is a big fan of shows about doomsday preppers, homesteaders, survivalists, generally people who live off the grid.

And the well-informed opinion of this arbiter of self-reliance?

theres a central delusion in these shows that is never far from my mind when Im watching these shows: off the grid people are not self-reliant, but instead are mooching off of the civil society, government, and safety net the rest of us contribute to

The people in these shows often describe a very romantic vision of the lives they have chosen the ethos underlying it. They describe themselves as fully self-reliant, and criticize the rest of society as being dependent and lacking in this self-reliance. It is morally superior, the story goes, to provide for yourself, take care of your own needs, and often, be prepared to survive if society collapses.

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First, let me segue a little bit and tell you about the author. According to his bio on Economy.com:

Adam Ozimek is an associate director and senior economist in the West Chester office of Moodys Analytics. Adam covers state and regional economies, as well U.S. labor markets and demographics. Prior to joining Moodys Analytics, Adam was Senior Economist and Director of Research for Econsult Solutions, an economics consulting company. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Temple University and his bachelors degree in economics from West Chester University.

So based on this, Im going to guess that homesteading and off-grid living arent his jam. I mean, he might head down to the Westtown Amish Market there in Pennsylvania, but Id be willing to place money on that being his closest brush...

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The Progressive State of America "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The progressive left is blathering about a living wage.  There are numerous fallacies at play here.  Suffice it to say that, by and large, your wages are determined by the customers who buy the goods and services you help produce.  If you work at a fast-food place and decry your wages, dont blame the greedy employer; blame the greedy customers for not wanting to pay more for that burger and fries.  NBA owners are not less greedy than fast-food restaurant owners.  Rather, they have customers who place a higher value on the jump shot than on fast food.  Using the law to force the employer to raise your wages will, obviously, chase away those customers or force the employer to hire fewer workers.  They will of course select the smartest, hardest working employees to make up for the increased workload per worker.  That means the most disadvantaged employees are hurt by such silly legislation.

If we want to help the masses struggling to survive in the economy created by 100 years of progressivism, we need to establish a rather different standard, a living cost of government.  The leftist was never informed in government school that progressive government vastly increases the cost of living through taxes, regulations and inflation.  A regulation is simply a tax on wealth other than income.  Inflation is a hidden tax through expansion of the money supply.

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No one really knows how much the cost of government takes out of each paycheck.  Its not simply a question of direct withholdings for taxes.  There are numerous expenditures that the state forces your employer to make out of money that is really yours but which is not even listed on your paycheck.  Neither are the expenditures themselves listed.  The typical American paycheck is therefore basically a fraudulent document.  If you add up the employers one-half share of Socialism Security and the employers typical expenditure on unemployment insurance and workers compensation, in New York State these mandates cost you about 12% of your wages that you never even knew about! 

Even after the Federales take their share for taxes and Socialism Security and the State takes its share for taxes and the employer is forced to make these additional expenditures that do not appear on your paystub, you are not even allowed to freely spend the rest.  You are still pilfered directly by the sales tax and indirectly because the price of everything you buy is vastly jacked up by all of the embedded taxes, regulations and inflationary costs the manufacturers or producers are forced to pay before they are allowed to sell their products to you.  I know of no good estimate of all these costs but I think we are safe in assuming that the Progressi...

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2,000 Years of False-Flag Terrorism "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Kautilya (also called Chanakya) was a royal advisor thousands of years ago in ancient India. His writing is considered an important precursor to much modern thought.  Wikipedia notes:

He is considered the pioneer of the field of political science and economics in India, and his work is thought of as an important precursor to classical economics.

2,300 years ago in the 4th century B.C. Kautilya advocated the use of false flag attacks:

The brother of a seditious minister may put forward his claim for inheritance. While the claimant is lying at night at the door of the house of the seditious minister or elsewhere, a fiery spy may murder him and declare Alas! the claimant for inheritance is thus murdered (by his brother). Then taking the side of the injured party, the king may punish the other (the seditious minister).

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The king may send a seditious minister with an army of inefficient soldiers and fiery spies to put down a rebellious wild tribe or a village, or to set up a new superintendent of countries or of boundaries in a locality bordering upon a wilderness, or to bring under control a highly-rebellious city, or to fetch a caravan bringing in the tribute due to the king from a neighboring country. In an affray (that ensues in consequence of the above mission) either by day or at night, the fiery spies, or spies under the guise of robbers may murder the minister and declare that he was killed in the battle.

While marching against an enemy or being engaged in sports, the king may send for his seditious ministers for an interview. While leading the ministers to the king, fiery spies with concealed weapons shall, in the middle enclosure of the kings pavilion, offer themselves to be searched for admittance into the interior, and, when caught, with their weapons by the door-keepers, declare themselves to be the accomplices of the seditious ministers. Having made this affair known to the public, the door-keepers shall put the ministers to death, and in the place of the fiery spies, some others are to be hanged.

While engaged in sports outside the city, the king may honor his seditious ministers with accommodation close to his own. A woman of bad character under the guise of the queen may be caught in the apartment of these ministers and steps may be taken against them as before.

A sauce-maker or a sweetmeat-maker may request of a seditious minister some sauce and sweetmea...

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Violent Religions "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Griffin Internet Syndicate, October 5, 2006  In the modern West, Islam is thought of as a violent religion, and Ive done my part, along with some fanatical (but not necessarily typical) Muslims, to reinforce this view. Its fatally easy to mistake the nuts for the norm. But I think there may be a better way to look at the situation.

Error has no rights, said Pope Pius IX. And in the primary sense, this is not only true but self-evident. The difficulty lies in the practical application. Should the power and authority of the state be used to combat error? Should heresy be a crime?

Most of us would now say no, of course not. But this is a novel view, historically speaking. Most men have always felt instinctively that a public orthodoxy about essential things, chiefly religious things, is necessary for social order, and in some sense they have been right. Tolerance sounds like a fine thing, but how much error is tolerable?

If you assume that tolerance should be limitless, you should read Samuel Johnsons comments on the subject in Boswells great biography. Johnson was not against tolerance, but, like the great lexicographer he was, he insisted on defining it precisely.

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Most religions, at some point, have been spread by the sword, and both sides in most religious wars have felt that no compromise is possible.

At the frontiers, spreading a religion may be hard to separate from defending it. Unless it spreads it may be extinguished.

The modern idea that every individual should be free to choose his own religion is a very recent one, which most people in the past would have found both impracticable and far from ideal.

What is government for, they would have asked, if not to promote true religion? Can the state just stand idly by as heresy is propagated and countless souls are lost?

We have to remember that Christians used to regard heretics with the same horror with which we now regard child molesters. The primary role of government was to protect the spiritual environment.

The first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet, features a long flashback to the early days of Mormonism, in which the Mormons are depicted as fiercely intolerant. Whether this is historically accurate I dont know, and most Mormons today might dispute it, but such things are not rare.

If Islam has sometimes been like that, so has Christianity, even in this country. Tolerance is more often a necessity than a principle.

Everyone likes to think of his own religion as essentially peace...

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80 Years Ago the US Declared War on Weed "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The government fought cannabis and cannabis won.

This Wednesday is the eightieth anniversary of the first major action the federal government took against cannabis in the United States, and eight decades later, that same federal government has still failed to reduce Americans consumption of the plant. In fact, its on the rise.

Long before the era of prohibition, druggists used cannabis as a medicine. According to Origins, a joint publication by the Ohio State University and Miami University history departments:

Cannabis, like opiates and cocaine, was freely available at drug stores in liquid form and as a refined product, hashish. Cannabis was also a common ingredient in turn-of-the-century patent medicines, over-the-counter concoctions brewed to proprietary formulas.

Then, like today, it helped people relax:

The hashish candy advertised in an 1862 issue of Vanity Fair as a treatment for nervousness and melancholy, for example, was also a pleasurable and harmless stimulant. Under its influence all classes seem to gather new inspiration and energy, the advertisement explained.

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Though in 1906 the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act required patent medicine companies to list cannabis as an ingredient in products where it was present and between 1914 and 1925 26 states passed laws prohibiting it it wasnt until 1937 federal authorities took substantial action.

On August 2, 1937, Congress passed the Marihuana Tax Act, which was largely the result of anti-narcotic crusader Henry Anslingers mission to ban the plant. As Time has explained, creating a tax on the substance effectively outlawed it:

As with the Harrison Narcotic Act in 1914, Congress deemed an act taxing and regulating drugs, rather than prohibiting them, less susceptible to legal challenge. As a result, the 1937 legislation was ostensibly a revenue measure. Just as the Harrison Act used taxation and regulation to, in effect, prohibit morphine, heroin and other drugs, the Marijuana Tax Act essentially outla...

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The States Mission Is Diabolical "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In much of Western Europe, the churchmen of mainstream state-church denominations have long functioned as the moral rubber stamp machine for all that their paymasters of the state do. Very often they have also acted as spokesmen for the grand plans and utopian visions that advance the cause of government authority as it attempts to replace the freedom that comes with natural authority and order.

In the old days, the Church of England was known as the Conservative Party at prayer. As the agenda of the British state expanded from merely subjugating foreign nations and colonies through military force, to subjugating its own people in a similar manner; so the voice of the Church of England changed with it. The social conservative veneer has rapidly been stripped away, to reveal a full moral crusade for the total state nationalisation of the family structure itself via the welfare system.

The modern trans-sexual obsession is just the tip of the iceberg. The whole structure of social life in Western countries now has a permanent umbilical cord to the state, to the point that both human life and human identity are no longer believed subject to God and nature, but to officials and judges of the system. Even the life of a baby like Charlie Gard or the rights of a parent to take a child on holiday during term time are seen as threats to this new order that must be ruthlessly and publicly crushed.

In the 1960s and the 70s, when the welfare state was still in the growing stages and families were more intact  Western governments focused on control over business.

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First: Economic Nationalisation

Many companies were nationalised outright, while workers and management roles were effectively reversed through legislation, such as that empowering trade unions. Business was believed to be oppressive, and managers and directors to be greedy exploiters. It became almost impossible to fire an unproductive or insubordinate employee as it remains to this day and taxes were raised to as high as 90% in the UK. Enterprise in socialist Britian, where not fully nationalised, was effectively a department of the government.

Things were finally reversed somewhat, but only in part and in some countries, not by very much at all. There was at least lip service to free markets, due to the evident and massive failure of the socialist alternative, which has resulted in the present day hybrid social market economies.

But back then, governments did not have the technology to enforce their goals fully; while international cartel organisations like the EU and the OECD were in their infancy and...

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Assumption of US Dominance Has ended "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

For spending too much on the military industrial complex, and in deliberately sowing conflicts worldwide by directly training and funding terrorist groups, in order to sustain the industry that only feeds on wars, the US economy has suffered immensely and has never recovered, since the 1960s.

Theres a limit to just how much pain and suffering the world can take, and at least three countries are offering a challenge to the imperial ambition of the Crown, that has a concordat with the US Corporatocracy, and its war machinery.

Assumption of US dominance in the world has ended, inevitable imperial decline is looming

Iran, China, and Russia are challenging the US in the seas and skies. Its a symptom of Americas declining global influence.

In his new book about the decline of US global power, historian Alfred McCoy writes, that faced with a fading superpower, incapable of paying its bills, other powers will begin to provocatively challenge US dominion in the seas and skies.

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This is happening already with what appears to be increasing regularity, although perhaps provocative is not the right adjective to describe it.

The American military has been the chief provocateur in the seas and skies for decades, entering foreign airspace and territorial waters with impunity, expecting no retaliation. Now, powers like China, Iran and Russia are more actively challenging the USs unchecked behavior.

In January, Iran detained ten American sailors overnight after two US Navy boats entered Iranian territorial waters. American exceptionalists were dismayed at Irans apparent show of disregard for US power, many blaming the incident on Obamas weakness.

In May, US officials accused Beijing of an unsafe intercept when Chinese planes buzzed an American spy plane flying off the coast of China. Later that month, two US nuke sniffer aircraft were intercepted by Chinese planes in the East China Sea. In July, Chinese jets again drove off an American spy plane flying over the Yellow Sea. Just last week, a US ship fired warning shots at an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf after the craft approached within 150 yards and ignored American warnings to stay away.

Those are just a few examples from a spate of recent...

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Delaying Old Age "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

For decades now researchers have been saying what they are learning from young children with a gene mutation that results in premature aging and a shortened life span could have application for the rest of humanity.  Dont believe it.

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News headlines declare a breakthrough in progeria, the name given to this premature aging syndrome.  Researchers claim by maintaining the length of end caps of chromosomes called telomeres they can push back against this genetic disorder. 

The prevalence of progeria is 1 in 4-8 million births.   Progeroid children are prematurely old.  There are only 145 of them in the world (~16 in the USA).  They develop cataracts, wrinkled skin, become bald and die of a heart attack or stroke in their early teens. Progeria emanates from a mutation in the Lamin-A gene.

Researchers now say: RNA therapeutics can reverse the shortening of telomeres and lengthen them in cells from children with progeria, then it may be possible to reverse a lot of the problems associated with aging.

They claim a dramatic effect telomere-extending technology had on cells in a lab dish.  And what they have demonstrated may be true for the few individuals with progeria, it will not likely translate into any health benefits for the rest of humanity.  Heres why:

The same research team reported two years ago that telomere therapy could potentially reverse premature aging via the provision of telomerase, the enzyme that maintains telomeres.   However, all that has been accomplished has been demonstrated in a lab dish.

Telomere science is not without some credulity.  It was recently reported that telomeres in some individuals become critically short (5 kilobase) and reach a brink at a younger age that engenders a risk for imminent death and shortened life expectancy.  Analysis of present data suggests most individuals do not reach their telomere limit brink during the normal course of their li...

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The Silk Roads "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, by Peter Frankopan.

With this post, I am going to offer a variety of dishes from Frankopans book; you are free to select as many or as few items as you wish from the buffet table.  Like a true smrgsbord, even if you sample a bit of each plate, you will not leave stuffed.

The Silk Roads of the Steppes

the steppes were much more than a Wild North, a frontier zone filled with savage people with strange customs.the nomadic lifestyle was in fact both regulated and ordered.

The tribes of the steppes held large herds and flocks of livestock; the flocks needed proper pasture.  This could not happen in a world of chaos.  One example is the Pechenegs, living to the north of the Black Sea:

The Pechenegs were subdivided into eight tribes that were in turn split into a total of forty smaller units, each with clearly demarcated zones that were theirs to exploit.

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Farming also became increasingly important: wheat, millet and rye; hazelnuts; wax and honey.  But one of the most important goods for trade was pelts.  The prices paid for pelts were incomprehensible to some observers:

in any other country, a thousand loads wouldnt buy you a bean.

The Silk Roads of Conversion

One very constant theme throughout the book is the ebb and flow of religion, following trade and conquest.  One of the more interesting conversions from the eighth or ninth centuries is described, albeit the history is much debated.  The story involves the Khazars, a Trkic tribe prominent north of the Black and Caspian Seas:

So important were the Khazars as allies that in the early eighth century two marriage alliances were arranged between the ruling houses of Khazaria and Byzantium.

Such Imperial marriages with foreigners were rare for Byzantium; with nomads from the steppes, this was almost unheard of.

Byzantium was not satisfied merely with intermarriage.  After a request by the Khazars, Byzantium sent envoys to explain the virtues of Christianity, for the purpose of conversion.  At the same time, the Khazars sent for envoys from the Muslims and from the Jews.  It was time,...

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Worshipping Gaia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The late Dr. Michael Crichton was wonderful writer. In 2003 he presented a wonderful essay in San Francisco equating environmentalism to religion. Nobel prize winning physicist Dr. Ivar Giaver makes the same point in a presentation here. In religion man is meant to be saved from the consequences of his sins. In the environmentalist religion the world was a wonderful, beautiful Eden until man and his technology came along. Man has eaten the apple and lost Eden. Now we must give up our evil technology and go back to nature, otherwise all is lost.

As Crichton notes:

There is no Eden. There never was. What was that Eden of the wonderful mythic past? Is it the time when infant mortality was 80%, when four children in five died of disease before the age of five? When one woman in six died in childbirth? When the average lifespan was 40, as it was in America a century ago. When plagues swept across the planet, killing millions in a stroke. Was it when millions starved to death? Is that when it was Eden?

And what about indigenous peoples, living in a state of harmony with the Eden-like environment? Well, they never did. On this continent, the newly arrived people who crossed the land bridge almost immediately set about wiping out hundreds of species of large animals, and they did this several thousand years before the white man showed up And what was the condition of life? Loving, peaceful, harmonious? Hardly, the early peoples of the New World lived in a state of constant warfare. The warlike tribes of this continent are famous: the Comanche, Sioux, Apache, Mohawk, Aztecs, Toltec, Incas. Some of them practiced infanticide, and human sacrifice. And those tribes that were not fiercely warlike were exterminated

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Environmentalists are horrible at predictions. We havent run out of oil, millions havent starved due to overpopulation, half of all species have not gone extinct, temperatures have not risen in over 18 years,...

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On Afghanistan, Trump Is Right To Be Skeptical "IndyWatch Feed War"

NBC news reports that President Trump is skeptical about the U.S. militarys prospects in Afghanistan. The military is losing, not winning, Trump said, and he further suggested the US commander on the scene should be fired. Meanwhile, China is cleaning up with mineral rights (such as copper mining), even as Americas generals continue with a Continue reading "On Afghanistan, Trump Is Right To Be Skeptical"

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Is New Zealand still a strategically benign environment? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A failed terrorist attack in Australia reminds us that we dont get to hear about the ones that are stopped before the public becomes aware of them. An Australian-born terrorism plot to place a bomb on a passenger plane was dangerously close to being carried out before it was unwittingly thwarted at an airline check-in []

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Russia Sanctions and the Coming Crackdown on Americans "IndyWatch Feed War"

Last week I wrote an article and did an interview explaining that in my reading of the new Russia sanctions bill just signed by President Trump, there is a measure opening the door to a US government crackdown on some of the non-mainstream media. In particular, Section 221 of the Countering Americas Adversaries Through Sanctions Continue reading "Russia Sanctions and the Coming Crackdown on Americans"

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How to Recognize Characteristics of Reptilian Possessed and Hybrids "IndyWatch Feed World"

The following is a list of characteristics regularly manifested by the reptilian possessed or reptilian hybrid (Those sharing equal amounts of human and reptilian DNA). 

These people are not rare, and in fact, humans with very little reptilian DNA are becoming exceedingly rare.

These individuals are also called Snake People and the Serpent Seed.

The Explanation and Drawback comments are from psychics, one male and one female.


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Is Trumps Russia Policy Being Hijacked? "IndyWatch Feed War"

In crafting the platform in Cleveland on which Donald Trump would run, America Firsters inflicted a major defeat on the War Party. The platform committee rejected a plank to pull us deeper into Ukraine, by successfully opposing new U.S. arms transfers to Kiev. Improved relations with Russia were what candidate Trump had promised, and what Continue reading "Is Trumps Russia Policy Being Hijacked?"

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Has Seymour Hersh Debunked Russia-gate? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Journalist Seymour Hersh has given us good reason to believe what many have long suspected: that the hacking of the Democratic National Committee, which supposedly delivered the White House to Donald Trump, was an inside job. In a recorded phone conversation (heres a transcript) with Ed Butowsky, a Republican operative who has been financing an Continue reading "Has Seymour Hersh Debunked Russia-gate?"

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The Sickness And Evil Of Donald Trumps Mind Is Inspiring Creative Reactions "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




-by Noah

The uber-obnoxious arrival and blessedly quick departure of Anthony Scaramucci from the Trump administration may have given rise to more snarky comments and memes in the shortest length of time than any other person or event in recent history. Since Scaramuccis surname instantly reminded people of the classic Queen song Bohemian Rhapsody, it inspired a multitude of snarky social media comments and memes. It was a natural. Social Media was flooded with twists on the Scaramouche, Scaramouche, fandango portion of the song. Given that, it was inevitable that someone, somewhere would create a more detailed meme that did a sizable re-write and parody of the song.



Ive always noted that repression of the middle, working, and poverty classes has a cause and effect on the world of the arts. Certainly the frustration, anxiety and anger of the LBJ and Nixon years brought on an explosion of creativity in the music, Broadway, and fashion worlds, no to mention the rest of the world of arts and letters. In late 1950s England, working class kids, growing up in families still feeling the ravages of WW2 formed bands that changed our culture. Likewise, similar woes later created punk and rap music and fashion scenes. Art is often an only way out and a way to express contempt, call attention to an issue, or just shout No!



A couple of years ago, it would have been hard to imagine Michael Moore having...

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Liberation of Mosul: Whats next? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

34523423412With the fall of Mosul the ISIS bastion, a gloomy page in the life of its residents, who spent 1,125 days under the yoke of jihadists, was turned over. Left behind were great human sacrifices and material losses. According to unofficial data, more than 60 mosques and churches, 300 schools, 212 factories, workshops and many social facilities in the ancient city were destroyed.

The following topic is prevailing in the Iraqi media: How to get the country quickly out of the current situation. The situation dictates that the military victory over the ISIS be brought to an end (there are still zones in Telafare, al uwayjah and in the west of Ar-Ramadi under ISIS influence), so that ISIS is destroyed both ideologically and politically.

The authors demand official data on the real number of ISIS members from the authorities, the publication of the list of people who were involved in supplying them with weapons, delivering them to Iraq, assisting in the theft and resale of oil in the areas of ISIS temporary occupation, etc.

The usual routine measures, as the Iraqi newspaper Al-Furat al-Yaum states, are insufficient. Careful struggle against ISIS legacy and the separation of bandits stuck in crime from those who were tempted and dragged into the organization and became a victim of the circumstances, are in demand.

Through all of the purges, the marginalization of representatives of other national, religious or ethnic groups, or their exclusion from government bodies cannot be allowed.

The leitmotif of many political scientists is that in order to raise up cities from ruins, breathe new life into them, all forces must act in a coordinated way.

Expert on the fight against terrorism in Iraq Hashim Al-Hashmi reiterated that for the first time ever, all the power components in Iraq were united in the fight against the common threat: army, police, peoples militia, the Peshmerga and tribal groups.

Such consolidation will remain in demand for the establishment of order in Iraq, the restoration of the destroyed, returning refugees to their homes, and the normalization of life in region...

14:28

EXCLUSIVE: PM MAKES K200 MILLION FROM TAUREKA HIGHWAY, STILL OWNS SOUTH WEST AIR, USED KICKBACKS TO LURE INDEPENDENTS "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

by MAX SORO 

Prime Minister Peter O'Neil got his K220 million cut from Hebou Construction owner Constantino for awarding him the K600 million Reuben Taureka highway (formerly Magi highway) in the Central province.

That money was being used at Alotau Camp to buy off candidates to join PNC. This K600 million was a loan drawn out from BSP to upgrade this portion of the road. As Constantino being the owner of Hebou Construction and chairman of BSP bank, he approved this loan.

The Hebou Contractor sealed off less than 500 meters of the road for this massive K600 million loan money extracted from BSP. Someone with common sense would question whether the upgrade of such road with such kilometres cost more than half a billion kina of tax payers money?
From this K600 million contracts allocated to Constantino, he gave back K220 million to Peter ONeill.

To cover up investigation as to how this K220 million came into Peter ONeills bank account, he presented a signed document to the bank stating that, that money was the payment for the Sale of his airline company- The SouthWest Air to Hebou Construction.

But we have seen South West Air picking up independent candidates like Patrick Thomas and Manase Makiba at Mendi airport to Port Moresby and then to Alotau. PM still owns SouthWest Air and it was in fact never sold to Hebou Construction. That K220 million deposited onto his account was his cut for this K600 million kina awarded to Hebou Construction.

PM is playing crook technique to hang into power but nature will one day take its own course. This money was withdrawn from BSP when the polling was underway three weeks ago. And that money was in Alotau buying off candidates who join the camp.

One would wonder why some independents candidates after defeating a PNC candidate join again the PNC camp. That is because they were being offered bribes of up to K5 Million. After spending much money and resource in their election, this is the only fastest and quick way of recouping their money from Peter O'Neill.

14:27

Morales Declares Total Independence from World Bank and IMF "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Bolivias President Evo Morales has been highlighting his governments independence from international money lending organizations and their detrimental impact the nation. A day like today in 1944 ended Bretton Woods Economic Conference (USA), in which the IMF and WB were established, These organizations dictated the economic fate of Bolivia and the world. Today we can []

14:25

BCL Holds First Meeting After 27 Years "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Sebastian Hakalits | Post Courier | August 3, 2017

For the first time after 27 years, Bougainville Copper Limited held its first directors meeting in Buka today (Wednesday, 3 August).

During the meeting the company also briefed members of the nine landowner associations of Panguna who were also present on their community engagement plans.

Chairman Robert Burns described the meeting as being very productive and further said that he welcomed the support given by the Autonomous Bougainville Government President Chief Dr John Momis and his Vice President Mr Raymond Masono.

This is something of a historic moment for holding the meeting in Buka for the first time after 27 years and I also appreciate the strong level of support given by the landowners as we had the opportunity to talk with them, Mr Burns said.

Many of the landowners present said they were very happy to be part of the meeting as they were able to get briefs from the executives.


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14:24

Derailed Train Cars Burning in Southwestern Pennsylvania "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Entire small town evacuated in SW Penna.

Derailed train of flammable chemicals from Chicago is latest tanker mishap

From an Article by Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff and Christine Tresse, ABC Eyewitness News, August 03, 2017

An entire Pennsylvania town is still evacuated after a freight train from Chicago ran off the tracks and burst into flames.

At least 32 cars of a CSX freight train derailed an hour before sunrise on Wednesday. Two of the rail tankers, carrying propane and molten sulfur according to investigators, burst into flames. CSX officials said authorities were letting fires burn out, as the 800 residents of Hyndman were jolted from their sleep and then evacuated.

Some people refused to leave their homes according to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, even though they were living within the danger zone. No injuries have been reported.

The train was headed from Chicago to Selkirk, New York near Albany when it derailed and caught fire. Investigators said they didnt know what caused the train to run off the rails.

CSXs top priority is to work cooperatively with first responders and other officials to protect the publics safety said railroad spokesman Rob Doolittle. CSX personnel are on the scene assisting first responders, providing information about the contents of the train and expertise on responding to railroad incidents, Doolittle said.

There have been more than 1000 freight train derailments in each of the last two years, according to federal railway safety records. Through May of 2017 there have been 455 freight train derailments in the U.S., some of them involving hazardous materials.

The train that ran off the tracks in Pennsylvania on Wednesday included five locomotives and 178 rail cars total. Of those, 128 cars were carrying mixed freight, including construction materials, paper and wood pulp along with the flammable materials that are burning. Authorities also reported 50 empty rail cars on the train.

The wreckage appears similar to so-called bomb trains first reported by the I-Team more than four years ago involving crude oil transports. While it is not believed that the train in Pennsylvania was carrying crude oil, there do appear to be numerous tanker cars derailed and piled up along the tracks.

Sin...

14:23

HANNITY Responds to McMaster Giving Clearance to Susan Rice: Id Like and Explanation from White House (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Earlier today Sara Carter from Circa News reported that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster granted top Obama official Susan Rice top-secret security clearance.

The letter, in which McMaster notified Rice that such powers were granted to her, can be seen below.

Circa News reports:

Almost one month after it was disclosed that former President Obamas National Security Adviser Susan Rice was unmasking members of President Trumps team and other Americans, Trumps own national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, sent an official letter giving her unfettered and continuing access to classified information and waiving her need-to-know requirement on anything she viewed or received during her tenure, Circa has confirmed.

The undated and unclassified letter from McMaster was sent in the mail to Rices home during the last week of April. Trump was not aware of the letter or McMasters decision, according to two Senior West Wing officials and an intelligence official, who spoke to Circa on condition that they not be named.

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14:22

Climate change now a workplace hazard in Southern USA "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

In Sweltering South, Climate Change Is Now a Workplace Hazard  Workers laboring outdoors in southern states are wrestling with the personal and political consequences of a worsening environment, NYT, By YAMICHE ALCINDORAUG. 3, 2017, GALVESTON, Tex. Adolfo Guerra, a landscaper in this port city on the Gulf of Mexico, remembers panicking as his co-worker vomited and convulsed after hours of mowing lawns in stifling heat. Other workers rushed to cover him with ice, and the ma...

14:21

DISMANTLING POWER "IndyWatch Feed War"

Zapatista Presidential Candidate's Vision to Transform Mexico from Below

Marichui

by Benjamin Dangl, Toward Freedom

The Zapatistas and National Indigenous Congress (CNI) held an assembly in May in which they chose Mara de Jess Patricio Martnez, a Nahua indigenous healer, as their spokesperson and presidential candidate for the 2018 elections in Mexico.

Patricio's candidacy and radical vision for Mexico challenges conventional politics and marks a new phase for the Zapatista and indigenous struggle in the country. The 57-year-old traditional Nahua doctor and mother of three from western Mexico is the first indigenous woman to run for the presidency in Mexico.

Patricio joined the struggles related to the Zapatista Army of National Liberation in 1996, when she was involved in the formation of the CNI, a network of indigenous communities in the country. She began helping out sick members of her community with herbal remedies when she was 20-years-old. Her skills as a healer were passed down to her from elders in the community, and are based on a close relationship with the local ecosystem.

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14:20

Google Labels Religious Beliefs Toxic With Censorship AI Program "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Google Labels Religious Beliefs Toxic With Censorship AI Program This Is The Empire Of Darkness With Google Acting As SkyNet by Susan Duclos All News Pipeline Back in February 2017, Wired highlighted a new Google AI tool, named...

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14:17

Trump White House sweeping for Obama-era bugs during his extended vacation? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(INTELLIHUB) President Trump is set to leave the White House Friday on what has been called an extended working vacation and, interestingly, his entire staff in Washington is also planning to move out of the West Wing for a series of renovations.

Work has already begun to replace the West Wings 27-year-old heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, a White House official told reporters Thursday. Because of the frequency of use, the HVAC systems usage age is pegged around 84 years old, reported The Hill.

White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters told reporters that the South Portico steps on the South Lawn will also be repaired. Those steps havent been restored since President Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House, The Hill report continued.

Among the other facets of the White House that will be refurbished are the Navy mess kitchen, a restaurant in the West Wing run by the U.S. Navy, the buildings lower lobby, the information technology (IT) system and other generic cosmetic upgrades.

While the renovations may have been planned for months, the timing is extremely interesting, especially when you consider that General Kelly was recently named the new chief of staff.

One has to wonder whether or not the renovations are a cover for what would be a massive undertaking to essentially debug the entire White House which may have surveillance equipment held over from the previous administration.

What do you think?

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14:16

Australian Academy of Science warns on our shortage of climate scientists "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Shortage of climate scientists significant risk to Australia: Academy of Science, Australias ability to maintain world-class climate science research is being jeopardised by under-resourcing and a lack of staff, according to a new report by the Australian Academy of Science, SBS, By Marese OSullivan, 3 Aug 17, 

The report by the Australian Academy of Science investigates the current arrangements for the countrys climate science workforce, assesses Australias capability to respond to new developments in the field in the future, and analyses how findings are communicated.

The study of climate science aims to understand atmospheric conditions and processes over an extended period of time, in a broader way than climate change science, and the countrys ability to assess climate science findings directly affects how the world can respond to climate change.

Around 420 full-time staff are employed to work on four are...

14:12

Wildfires in Canada: over a million acres burned and still counting "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Wildfires in western Canada on near-record pace, More than 1 million acres burned so far https://summitcountyvoice.com/2017/08/02/wildfires-in-western-canada-on-near-record-pace/   Staff Report Canada is on track for a near-record wildfire season this year. So far, there have been more than 500 fires just in British Columbia, burning across more than 1 million acres. Firefighting costs have already reached more than $172 million, and weeks of warm and dry weather w...

14:10

U.S Navy Vet Ordered to Remove American Flag from His Mailbox by Liberal Bullies "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Retired U.S. Navy Officer John Ackert says he received a letter from the Southwood Residential Community Associate in Tallahassee telling him to remove the American flag wrapping on his mailbox or face penalties. He told WCTV that he is not backing down without a fight.

Navy veteran John Ackert feels that he is being treated very unfairly: I view this as a form of bullying to be honest, Ackert said. And I think people should stand up to bullying of any form, and particularly this.

The letter he received from his residential community read: As the holiday season comes to a close, please remove the American flag mailbox wrap, Decoration may be displayed 30 days prior and must be taken down 15 days after.

 

Via Fox News:

Some of Ackerts neighbors told WCTV the letter was a bit harsh and said they were not entirely surprised by the H.O.As actions.

They do things like this all the time, Mike Stephenson said. I think its ridiculous. Whats wrong with being patriotic in the country you live in?

Mike Patel said: The mans a veteran, he served the country. Its just a mailbox with a flag. I dont think its right. He owns the house, he can at least have that.

The H.O.A. letter says Ackert has 15 days to remove the wrap or face a fine. He has not received a response to his appeal.

 

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14:05

Video: A look inside chaotic Spring Hill prison riot "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Video: A look inside chaotic Spring Hill prison riot:

This article details the connections between the Spring Hill prison riot and the current horrible conditions of the Spring Hill prison as revealed by the Ombudmsmans recently released report, showing that little has changed there:

This footage may have been leaked to Newshub four years after the riot, but a surprise inspection by the Ombudsman has revealed this jail still has burning issues.

Almost 40 percent of prisoners are locked down in cells for more than 20 hours a day, some for up to 22 hours at a stretch.

Cell temperatures averaged at 28degC, with no air vents working, leading to intolerable conditions.

All of this is compounded by having two prisoners in cells originally designed for one, with double bunking leading to increased assaults and incidents.

A Corrections report into the riot released earlier this year pointed the finger at gang-affiliated prisoners, tanked up on contraband homebrew.

But it also identified other factors which fuelled discontent in the lead-up, including a poor security plan to manage double bunking, and some prisoners being locked down for 26-hour stretches in the build-up to the riot.

Its raised concerns that this latest report shows some of the same conditions still exist.

"Weve still got double bunking, weve still got people that are being locked up 23 hours a day - and sometimes even longer, Labour Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis said.

14:05

Tracey McIntosh "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Tracey McIntosh:

On August 29th, University of Auckland professor Tracey McIntosh will be holding a talk, Imagining a World Without Prisons, where she will discuss prison abolition. You can find additional details below. If you are interested, then BOOK NOW, as there are only 8 tickets left!

It is easy to dismiss inmates as troubled and irredeemable people, but this stigma can lead to further marginalisation and a lack of understanding of the real issues behind jail sentences. The global over-representation of indigenous peoples in prisons speaks to lives of restriction and constraint both inside and outside of the wire.

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of incarceration in the developed world and in New Zealand, mass incarceration is Mori incarceration. This talk will draw strongly on the experience and expertise of incarcerated people and will begin a discussion on what strategies we need to help them rehabilitate and move toward decarceration.

BIO

Tracey McIntosh (Thoe) is a Professor of Indigenous Studies and Co-head of Te Wnanga o Waipapa (School of Mori Studies and Pacific Studies) at the University of Auckland. She is the former Co-director of Ng Pae o te Mramatanga, New Zealands Mori Centre of Research Excellence. Her recent research focuses on incarceration (particularly of Mori and indigenous peoples) and issues pertaining to poverty, inequality and social justice.

She was a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer in New Zealand Studies at Georgetown University and has won numerous teaching awards including a national tertiary teaching excellence award. She is the Co-editor of AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples.

14:03

CFMEU and MUA pledge solidarity and support for Venezuela's murderous regime "IndyWatch Feed National"

This is a horrifying video recording of a Venezualan opposition figure being kidnapped from his home by the murderous Venezuelan regime. The English translation: 12:27 am: now that the dictatorship kidnaps Leopoldo in my house. Not going to bow! 12:27 de la madrugada: Momento en el que la dictadura secuestra...

14:00

The Economy Breaks Down As The Transitional Shift Is Quietly Being Implemented (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Economy Breaks Down As The Transitional Shift Is Quietly Being Implemented Video X22 Report The housing market in Canada is cooling down, prices plunge most on record in Toronto. Manhattan and many of the big cities are going...

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14:00

How the Word Populism Came to Be Misunderstood "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The word populist first appeared in 1891, as the proper name of a dynamic movement launched by farmers and workers in the Midwestern and Southern US.

People's Party candidate nominating convention held at Columbus, Nebraska, July 15, 1890. Credit: Wikipedia

Peoples Party candidate nominating convention held at Columbus, Nebraska, July 15, 1890. Credit: Wikipedia

The words populism and populist have no simple, coherent meaning. But that doesnt mean we cant understand in coherent and relatively simple terms how and why they have emerged now, as key words of our moment. The word populist first appeared in 1891, as the proper name of a dynamic movement launched by farmers and workers in the Midwestern and Southern United States. They set out to challenge the control of corporate capitalists over their lives. Although the party faded within a decade, the words populism and populist have endured.

No one is more responsible for shaping the way we understand populism than the influential historian Richard Hofstadter, and when influential scholars err, that error can flourish. Writing during the early years of the Cold War, Hofstadter argued in The Age of Reform (1955) that members of the late 19th century Populist Party were not small farmers losing their grip on independence. Instead, they were aspiring capitalists who, reeli...

14:00

Winston Peters is wrong "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The governments farmer Landcorp favoured a Chinese bidder ahead of a local Southland farmer to buy Jericho Station for the sake of an extra $200,000, says New Zealand First Party leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters. The New Zealand taxpayer-owned Jericho Station, near Te Anau, is valued at $8.3m but Landcorp []

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13:58

Lynette Daley allegedly called a thing by one of the men accused of sexually assaulting her "IndyWatch Feed National"

On Australia Day in 2011, retiree Brian Newton was parked outside an Iluka supermarket next to a four-wheel drive in which a woman was sitting between two men in the front.

She looked very, very intoxicated, Newton told the NSW supreme court in Coffs Harbour on Wednesday.

13:58

Climate change brings killer heatwaves to affect millions across south Asia "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If given just one word to describe climate change, then unfairness would be a good candidate. Raised levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are expected to cause deadly heatwaves for much of South Asia. Yet many of those living there will have contributed little to climate change.

Climate change to cau...

13:57

Gower spins for the left, yet again "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Patrick Gower presents Turei, the self-confessed serial fraudster, as having been self sacrificing and throwing herself under the proverbial bus.

Far from it. Tureis statement showed no remorse, no sense of anything other than entitlement.

Gower wrote:-

Turei has given her heart and soul to the Green movement. She was hurting the Left. With Ardern in charge it has the best chance in years to win and Turei was a distraction to that.

Turei has sacrificed her dream of becoming a Cabinet Minister to help the Green dream of getting to government. She will forever be revered by her people for that.

What absolute tosh. Gower is worshipping at the feet of the Blessed Jacinda and to aid his goddess he has now beatified the lying fraudster who co-leads the Green Party, who are now the party of liars, thieves and fraudsters.

 


13:56

"USA's Toughest Sheriff" Going to Jail? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Common Dreams reports

Joe Arpaiothe former sheriff from Maricopa County, Arizona, who famously ordained himself "America's toughest sheriff"was found guilty of criminal contempt for violating a federal court order mandating that Arpaio and his deputies refrain from racially profiling Latinos with traffic stops and detentions, based on suspicions about their immigration status.

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton said [July 31] that Arpaio demonstrated a "flagrant disregard" for the order, rejecting[1] the former sheriff's defense that the order was unclear and the violations unintentional. Arpaio, who is 85, could face up to six months in jail, and is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 5.

[...] Arpaio's attorney said [July 31] he plans to appeal Judge Bolton's ruling in hopes of receiving a trial by jury. The [former] sheriff was denied a jury trial in May because it was not legally required, due to the short length of his potential jail term.

[1 Submitter claimed problems with this link and offered Google's cache. I could open original link using both Pale Moon and Lynx without issue. -Ed(s).]


Original Submission

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13:53

Climate change: widespread effects on air travel "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The effects on aviation may be widespread. Many airports are built near sea level, putting them at risk of more frequent flooding as oceans rise. The frequency and intensity of air turbulence may increase in some regions due to strengthening high-altitude winds. Stronger winds would force airlines and pilots to modify flight lengths and routings, potentially increasing fuel consumption.

13:47

Despicable: Metiria Turei will not resign, and James Shaw is fully behind her "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Metiria Turei has announced she will not resign as an MP.  She will however not seek a ministerial position in the next Labour/Green government. This is getting beyond absurd now.   Anyone else ANYONE else, in the same situation would have been fired, resigned and at least charged. I suspect she wont get away with []

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13:45

US Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Special Counsel From Political Interference By Trump: The Special Counsel Independence Protection Act "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Aug 03 2017
Senators Introduce Legislation To Protect Special Counsel From Political Interference
Legislation would place a judicial check on the executive branchs ability to remove special counsel

WASHINGTON U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would create a judicial check on the executive branchs ability to remove a special counsel. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) are cosponsors of the effort.

The Special Counsel Independence Protection Act (SCIPA) ensures that any action by the Attorney General or Acting Attorney General to remove a special counsel from office must first be reviewed by a panel of federal judges....

13:45

US Senators Introduce Bipartisan Special Counsel Integrity Act "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

THIS IS REVIEW AFTER REMOVAL WHEREAS THE GRAHAM-BOOKER-BLUMENTHAL-WHITEHOUSE BILL JUDICIAL REVIEW IS PRIOR TO REMOVAL.
08.03.17
Sens. Coons & Tillis Introduce Bipartisan Special Counsel Integrity Act Coons-Tillis Legislation Would Create A Judicial Review Process To Prevent The Removal Of Special Counsels Without Good Cause

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) introduced the Special Counsel Integrity Act, bipartisan legislation that supports the integrity of independent investigations by allowing judicial review if a special counsel is removed.

In the event that a special counsel is removed, the Coons-Tillis legislation allows the special counsel to challenge the removal in court, which would be heard and determined by a panel of 3 federal judges within 14 days of the filing of the action. The panel of judges would determine whether or not there was good cause for the removal of the special counsel. In the event that the panel of judges finds there was no good cause for the removal, the individual would be immediately reinstated as special counsel.

Other provisions of the Special Counsel Integrity Act:

* Codifies existing Department of Justice regulations that a special counsel appointed by the department may only be removed for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or other good cause, like a violation of departmental policies. The Department of Justice must inform the special counsel in writing as to the reason for their removal.
* Ensures that a special counsel appointed by the Department of Justice may be disciplined or removed from office only by the personal action of an Attorney General who has been confirmed by the Senate, or, if the Attorney General is recused from the matter, the most senior Department of Justice official who has been confirmed by the Senate and is not recused from the matter.
* Provides that the legislation is retroactively effective as of May 17, 2017, and applies to any special counsel appointed or after that date.

Our constitutional order depends on a system of checks and balances, grounded in the fundamental premise that no one is above the law, said Senator Coons. Ensuring that the special counsel cannot be removed improperly is critical to the integrity of his investigation.  I am proud to partner with Senator Tillis on this bipartisan bill to safeguard our democracy.

It is critical that special counsels have the independence and resources they need to lead investigations, said Senator Tillis. A back-end judicial review process to prevent unmerited removals of special counsels not only helps to e...

13:45

USA Energy Secretary Tillerson contradicts Trump on policy re North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Who speaks for US on N. Korea? Contradictions emerge as Tillerson heads to Asia By Joshua Berlinger, CNN August 2, 2017 Hong Kong  US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to Asia later this week for a regional meeting on security issues, which is expected to be attended by ministers from North Korea, China, South Korea and Japan.

13:41

Global Ocean Circulation Appears To Be Collapsing Due To A Warming Planet "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

 https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/08/03/global-ocean-circulation-appears-to-be-collapsing-due-to-a-warming-planet/amp/Trevor Nace,  Aug 3, 2017  Global ocean circulation appears to be slowing

Scientists have long known about the anomalous warming hole in the North Atlantic Ocean, an area immune to warming of Earths oceans. This cool zone in the North Atlantic Ocean appears to be associated with a slowdown in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), one of the key drivers in global ocean circulation.

A recent study published in Nature outlines research by a team of Yale University and University of Southhampton scientists. The team found evidence that Arctic ice loss is potentially negatively impacting the planets largest ocean circulation system. While scientists do have some analogs as to how this may impact the world, we will be largely in uncharted territory.

AMOC is one of the largest current sys...

13:40

An Important Warning About This Bull Market "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

An Important Warning About This Bull Market by Bill Bonner Bonner and Partners POITOU, FRANCE Guess what U.S. stocks did yesterday They went up, of course. Just like they always do. Some people have expressed wonder and doubt...

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13:39

Climate plays role in decline of one of Asias most critical water resources "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Science daily, August 3, 2017, Kansas State University

Summary:
Climate variability rather than the presence of a major dam is most likely the primary cause for a water supply decline in East Asias largest floodplain lake system, according to an expert

Climate variability rather than the presence of a major dam is most likely the primary cause for a water supply decline in East Asias largest floodplain lake system, according to a Kansas State University researcher.

The fluvial lake system across Chinas Yangtze River Plain, which serves nearly half a billion people and is a World Wildlife Fund ecoregion, lost about 10 percent of its water area from 2000-2011, according to Jida Wang, assistant professor of geography. Wang and colleagues published their findings for the lake systems decline in the American Geophysical Unions journal Water Resources Research.

Many peoples first intuition is that the culprit must be the Three Gorges Dam because it impounds so much water in the Yangtze River, but our fingerprinting study undeniably shows that the dam is not the declines primary cause, Wang said. Climate variability is the predominant driver of this decadal dynamic.

Wang collaborated with Yongwei Sheng, of the University of California, Los...

13:37

Doubts about the future for Chinas nuclear export business "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Global interest in nuclear energy is experiencing a lull, prompting valid questions about Chinas decision to invest in such technology as a long-term export market.

Many existing nuclear projects are dependent on Chinese financing; Chinas Exim Bank is bankrolling 82 per cent of the cost of Pakistans new reactors and is thought to be contributing to the construction of reactors in Romania alongside the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. In November 2015, China National Nuclear Corporation invested $4.7bn in Argentinas Nucleoelectrica. In the UK, China is to provide 33 per cent of the estimated 20bn for the Hinkley Point C project.

The current leader in the nuclear export market, Russias Rosatom, is reportedly shifting focus to hydropower and wind turbines rather than its usual reactor business. Speaking at the Technoprom-2017 conference in Novosibirsk, the deputy general director of Rosatom, Vyacheslav Pershukov, suggested that the export market for nuclear reactors has been exhausted.

Chinas nuclear export ambitions run into friction https://www.ft.com/content/84c25750-75da-11e7-90c0-90a9d1bc9691   by: Matthew Cottee , 3 Aug 17, China is using infrastructure exports to build strategic relationships with a range of countries in Asia, eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. As part of its One Belt One Road (OBOR) policy, Beijing has pledged more money than went into the postwar Marshall plan on high-speed rail schemes around the world in an effort to secure diplomatic allies and develop new ma...

13:32

Coast Guard Medevacs Injured Woman From Carnival Valor Near Galveston "IndyWatch Feed World"

Carnival ValorThe U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a passenger from a Carnival cruise ship this evening near Galveston, Texas after it left port heading to Cozumel.

The Coast Guard News reports that around 7:00 P.M. today, a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescued a 30-year-old woman from the Carnival Valor approximately 10 miles east of Galveston, Texas. 

The Carnival Valor contacted the Coast Guard station in Houston-Galveston and requested assistance for a woman who has suffered a head injury after a fall.

The Coast Guard helicopter hoisted the passenger from the Valor and transported her to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where she reportedly was in stable condition.

I first heard of the incident on Twitter when the USCG Heartland posted news of the medevac.

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13:31

A critical fight against corporate villainy: Australias public interest versus Adani "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Taking on Adani is not just about climate change. Its taking back power from corporate plutocracy, Guardian, Sebastian Job, 2 Aug 17,  The Adani Group almost seems like a crudely drawn corporate villain. And we should be thankful for the chance to reclaim the fight Sebastian Job is honorary associate in the department of anthropology at the University of Sydney

Those driving the Carmichael mine have had plenty of time to learn the climate change basics. They know coal has the highest carbon dioxide content of all fossil fuels. They know a large majority of climate scientists have identified rising concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as the major driver of global warming in the modern era. They know that extracting the bulk of existing global fossil fuel reserves is considered, by everyone from doctors to military commanders and the Davos economic elite, to spell calamity for human life on Earth.

Australian politicians will also have noticed that corals, like glaciers and the carbon and methane trapping permafrost, are highly temperature sensitive. So they know coral bleaching is another neon warning sign that the global climate catastrophe is under way.

Except, of course, that the warning sign is no longer neon. It is bone white. Courtesy of lethal coral bleaching the Great Barrier Reef is being redeveloped as a 2,300km-long offshore cemetery.

To add to the melancholy picture, public money used to build road and rail infrastructure for the Carmichael mine are supposed to open up the basin to many more mines, while the whole operation will be serviced by expanded coal ports cutting like centurions lances into the side of the reef.

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13:30

NITI Aayogs Draft Energy Policy Fuels Doubts About Indias Commitment to Renewables "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

There are many policy uncertainties in this new draft, especially in the area of renewable energy, and a surprising faith in coal-based thermal power plants.

The draft policy sets the trajectory of growth for the energy sector in India. Credit: Reuters/Amit Dave/Files

The draft policy sets the trajectory of growth for the energy sector in India. Credit: Reuters/Amit Dave/Files

The 2017 National Energy Policy (NEP), drafted by the NITI Aayog, takes the baton forward from the 2006 Integrated Energy Policy (IEP) in setting the trajectory of growth for the energy sector in India. The value proposition of the NEP is to present a broad framework for the overall energy sector, taking into account the multiple technology and fuel options.

However, the NEP draft comes at a time when the energy sector is seeking clarity. In the face of claims of surplus power, even as rampant energy poverty continues to plague the country, the...

13:30

Understanding the Timeline Split "IndyWatch Feed National"

So much is happening right now. The moment we feel that we have gotten our footing from one energy event, another one is on its heels.

The end of July and the month of August are jammed packed with amazing events that have the ability to really shake things up.

The is all happening to push us beyond our perceived limits and to clear out all that cannot be held in the higher frequencies.

As some of my clients have expressed concerns about the timeline split, I decided to talk with my Ascension team about the upcoming timeline split in a question and answer format.


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13:30

Why Kansas's Tax-Cut "Failure" Is Really a Success "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By: Kel Kelly
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Last month, Kansas ended a five-year long experiment, whereby it lowered state income taxes with the expectation that it would boost economic growth in the state. As is widely acknowledged, Kansas low tax experiment was a failure. However, it was also a success. Few people know how to interpret the results, however, because few people use the correct economic framework to assess this experiment.

Lower taxes do contribute to higher economic growth and for everyone. This is because income that is not spent on taxes or otherwise, but saved especially by the rich who have most of the savings is put into bank accounts, money markets, stocks, bonds, and private equity, etc. (i.e., what some critics call hoarding). This saved income is the source of capital that businesses use to pay workers wages, as well as to support factories, office buildings, and tools and equipment that workers use to produce goods and services. Most of the physical means of production that our economy employs in sustaining us with goods and services is paid for by savings that people are allowed to keep, instead of having it taxed, in which case it would be used for consumption instead of investment (thereby depleting capital). The more incomes that are saved instead of taxed, the more investment, production, and economic growth our economy experiences. Productivity-enhancing capital from savings is the only source of increased economic growth.

The Kansas Republicans were correct, therefore, in assuming that lower tax rates cause greater economic growth. However, like most economists, they assumed that economic growth would show up in the form of increased wages, business revenues, and GDP. They further believed that these additional incomes would result in increased tax revenues that would offset the reduced revenues caused by lowered tax rates.

The problem with this thinking is that economists characteristically attempt to measure economic growth in monetary terms, which comingles two different concepts. Economic growth actually consists of and is defined by an increase in physical goods and services, not an increase in quantities of money. The quantity of money is controlled only by the central bank, and is thus independent of economic growth. The additional supply of goods and services created by economic growth lowers consumer prices relative to wages, which increases real incomes, but not money incomes. The practice of measuring real, physical production in monetary terms led Kansas economic planners into the error of thinking that increased economic growth would result in higher money in...

In South Asia, humid heat expected to surpass fatal levels by the late 21st century "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

From Eurekalert Public Release: 2-Aug-2017 Deadly heat waves projected in the densely populated agricultural regions of South Asia American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Hot and humid temperatures in South Asia, which contains one-fifth of the global population, will exceed the upper limit of human survivability by the late 21st century,

13:21

FixedIt: invisible assaults and blameable victims "IndyWatch Feed National"

Today the Daily Mercury ran a story about a man who pled guilty to two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm (one marked as a domestic violence offence), entering a dwelling by break and committing violence, and choking or suffocation, which was also listed by the court as a domestic violence offence.

Not only does the headline not even mention the serious assault and domestic violence, its also just factually incorrect. He didnt come home, he kicked in the door of someone elses home.

Before anyone even started reading the article, assuming they actually got that far, they were primed to sympathise with the perpetrator and blame the victim. The picture presented by the headline is that this poor innocent chap got home and found his mate and his girlfriend naked in his own home.

The truth, that kicked in the door and deliberately subjected two innocent people to a brutal and potentially deadly attack. The context missing from the article is that relationship breakdown is the most dangerous time for victims of domestic violence and choking is a serious indication of escalating violence.

This is an outstanding example of how NOT to report on male violence.

UPDATE:

After this pose hit social media, The Daily Mercury changed their headline. And again spectacularly failed to get the point. The victims actions are not the story, nothing they did caused or excuses the assault.


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13:20

How The Fed Enabled Corporate Kingpins To Scalp Billions "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

How The Fed Enabled Corporate Kingpins To Scalp Billions by David Stockman Daily Reckoning Heres a comparison that is surely vertigo inducing. On the one hand, the financial system is implicitly held to be so incredibly stable and healthy...

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13:17

Special Counsel Mueller Reportedly Impanels Grand Jury In Russia Probe "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

From RFERL: https://www.rferl.org/a/us-election-russia-probe-grand-jury/28657629.html Special Counsel Mueller Reportedly Impanels Grand Jury In Russia Probe August 03, 2017 20:39 GMT RFE/RLWASHINGTON U.S. media are reporting that special counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury to investigate allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The Wall Street Journal, citing two unnamed people familiar with the matter, said the grand jury started its work in recent weeks and is a sign that Muellers inquiry into Russias efforts to influence the election and whether it colluded with Donald Trumps presidential campaign is ramping up.

Reuters news agency, citing sources, reported that grand jury subpoenas have been issued in connection with a June 2016 meeting between President Donald Trumps son and a Russia lawyer.

CNN, meanwhile, reported that the investigation was focusing on potential financial crimes.

A grand jury is empowered to conduct official investigations to determine whether criminal charges should be filed in a matter, and it operates in secrecy.

It does not necessarily mean criminal charges are imminent or that they will ever be filed, experts say.

The Journal quoted Ty Cobb, special counsel to the President Trump, as saying he wasnt aware that Mueller had started using a new grand jury.

Grand jury matters are typically secret, Cobb said. The White House favors anything that accelerates the conclusion of his work fairly.The White House is committed to fully cooperating with Mr. Mueller.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Joshua Stueve, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment.

Mueller was appointed by the Justice Department to investigate Russias alleged interference into the 2016 election and any possible links with the Trump campaign or transition team. He is also investigating potential obstruction of justice.

Separate congressional panels are also investigating matters related to allegations of Russias interference in the election.

Trump has denied any collusion with Russia.
Moscow also denies any interference in the U.S. election.

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13:14

Media double standards continue "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Yesterday Mark Richardson was pilloried for asking, perhaps ill advisedly, of the Blessed Jacinda re children, despite her own pronouncements on the topic.

Today the newly appointed Labour Party Deputy Leader, one Kelvin Davis, said this on The AM Show:-

That warm glow, everything sugar and spice and everything nice just emanates from Jacinda, and we look over there and all we get is a dull ache, said Mr Davis.

Davis conjuring up the myth that the Blessed One will solve world hunger, leap tall buildings and cure poverty the moment we have a collective brain-fart and elect her.

Now to Adam Mr Daviss remark seemed somewhat patronising both of the Blessed One and rather nasty considering he was referring to National and Adam ventures to suggest Paula Bennett, Nationals Deputy Leader who was appearing at the same time. Yet where is the outrage? Where is the concern over the sexism? Double standards yet again.

Time and time again we see how the media behave totally appallingly. No standards, no balance and full of bile towards those who do not subscribe to their world view.


13:11

CNNs Exclusive Report on Russia Arming Taliban Debunked By Their Own ExpertExposed as Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Jay Syrmopoulos | Blacklisted News | August 3, 2017 Atlanta, GA In just the latest example of CNN operating as a deep state propaganda outlet, on July 25, the cable news network published a bombastic report; releasing two exclusive videos intimating that the Russian government was covertly arming the Taliban, which has returned to []

13:11

Arrogant, triumphalist and patronising "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Kelvin Davis, the newly appointed Labour NZ Deputy Leader

Deputy leader Kelvin Davis said he had the easiest job in politics.

I get to just kick back and bask in the glow of the Jacinda-effect.

The man is taking the piss! The arrogance and triumphalism is astounding. Let alone the patronising assumption that the Blessed Jacinda renders effort not necessary and that the electorate will just kowtow to the Labour Party.


13:08

US Pedophiles Allowed To Rape, Torture Russian Kid For 10 Years "IndyWatch Feed World"

U.S. pedophiles were allowed to rape and torture their adopted Russian son for more than 10 years, according to a California court. Ralph Flynn, 73, and wife Carolyn Flynn, 44, will now be given long [...]

13:08

Greeks' main genetic ancestry from the Minoans and Mycenaeans "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ever since the days of Homer, Greeks have long idealized their Mycenaean "ancestors" in epic poems and classic tragedies that glorify the exploits of Odysseus, King Agamemnon, and other heroes who went in and out of favor with the Greek gods. Although these Mycenaeans were fictitious, scholars have debated whether today's Greeks descend from the actual Mycenaeans, who created a famous civilization that dominated mainland Greece and the Aegean Sea from about 1600 B.C.E. to 1200 B.C.E., or whether the ancient Mycenaeans simply vanished from the region.

13:07

Laura Ingraham Slams McMaster For Firing Trump Loyalists: Obama Holdovers Should Do Real Time For Leaks "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Conservative radio host and best selling author, Laura Ingraham took to her twitter account to attack NatSec Advisor H.R. McMaster following his purge of Trump loyalists while the leaks continue.

Laura Ingraham tweeted, Obama holdovers at NSC or State Dept who are leaking should do real time for the leaks. Why has McMaster fired actual Trump supporters?

Laura Ingraham also tweeted out a New York Times articled detailing how H.R. McMaster repudiated language being used by the Trump administration such as radical Islam or Islamic terrorism. H.R. McMaster breaks with administration on views of Islam.

 

As TGP reported Wednesday, National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster fired yet ANOTHER Trump loyalist who was originally brought on board by former NatSec Advisor, General Flynn.

Ezra Cohen-Watnick was the senior director for intelligence on the National Security Council and has been dismissed as the purge continues.

The Atlantic also reported earlier Wednesday that NSC official, Rich Higgins, a...

13:06

Off The Cuff: A Dependable Crash Indicator Is Now Flashing "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Off The Cuff: A Dependable Crash Indicator Is Now Flashing

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:

  • Trade Wars
    • Suddenly arising with Russia and China
  • Modern Monetary Theory
    • A delusion that dates back to the days of John Law
  • A Great Crash Indicator
    • RV sales are sending a warning sign
  • Risky Real Estate
    • Private equity will sell fast when times get bad

Chris and John discuss the looming trade wars with Russia and China, the long-term implications of the worldwide credit binge, and the indicators that will presage a systemic correction. John shares his assessment of one of his most trusted crash indicators, RV sales:

This is a typical cycle for RVs. Its a big toy and people are cocky now because theyve been working for a little while. They have extremely easy credit. Interest rates are incredibly low. If youve got a decent credit score you can buy an RV for 2 or 3% interest and a lot of people are taking advantage of that, just as they spent the last three or four years taking advantage of incredibly cheap car loan terms, and running, basically, an auto sales bubble. Theyve kind of shifted to RVs now, which is yet another sign that the cycle is nearing an end.

This "recovery" is 8 years old now. The typical recovery is 6 years. So we already have an expansion thats a couple of years longer than normal. Its actually the third longest since World War II. Which means that, everything else being equal, we should be pretty close to the end of this cycle and ready for a downturn. And now youve got indicators like RV sales going just parabolic, indicating that, at least in that little section of the market, money is incredibly easy and buyers are euphoric. And thats also a sign that things are nearing the end. There are lots of other signs, but thats one.

Every time theres a bubble in an asset class, theres always a new reason for it that appears to explain it. But historically the explanation never holds. The cycle still reasserts itself at some point. And things go back to normal. And I suspect thatll be the case with RVs at some point.

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13:05

UN concern over unrest ahead of Mauritania referendum "IndyWatch Feed World"

The UN human rights office has voiced concern about unrest in Mauritania ahead of Saturday's constitutional referendum.

13:04

After Constituent Assembly Vote, US-Backed Opposition Further Destabilizes Venezuela With Violence "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The opposition in Venezuela, which is backed by the United States and supported by prominent human rights groups, like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, has played a key role in fomenting violence that has resulted in multiple deaths. However, most world leaders and press around the globe pin all responsibility on Venezuela President Nicolas Maduros government.

In the United States, it is exceptionally difficult to find news reports that document the violence of the opposition, along with the violence of the government. The fact that the vast majority of daily news reports do not detail the actions of the guarimbas,the opposition blocking roads, setting fire to tires and other objects, and throwing objectsdemonstrates how skewed media coverage of Venezuela is currently.

Deutsche Welles coverage of the constituent assembly vote described the day of the election as one of the bloodiest days since protests began nearly four months ago. At least ten people died. Candidate Jose Felix Pineda, a 39-year-old lawyer, was assassinated. Ricardo Campos, the regional secretary for Democratic Action, which is an opposition youth party, was shot and killed during a protest. (The report does not say whether it was government forces that shot Campos.)

A Venezuelan soldier was killed in the western state of Tachira. A bomb was set off in Caracas nearby police officers on motorcycles. It injured multiple officers.

Reuters journalist Girish Gupta in Caracas reported the streets were closed. Trash was burning on most of the streets and kids were out in balaclavas with slingshots, which has become normal.

We have and this is something thats surprised even me today, and actually very close to where I am based here in Caracas, we saw a bomb go off. It was targeted towards police officers. And it wasnt huge. It didnt kill anybody. But its not something we dont see that sort of insurgent-type equipment being used. So thats interesting. And that might be an escalation were seeing from the opposition or some parts of it, Gupta said.

Even the Los Angeles Times noted on August 1, Protesters dressed in helmets, gas masks and carrying full body shields have sealed off many neighborhood streets with barricades made of trash, bricks, and abandoned vehicles. The ongoing battles with police and national guard members have forced motorists to create new traffic patterns to avoid violent flashpoints.

On June 28, Oscar Perez, a member of the opposition stole......

13:04

Parents Who Reject Vaccines Are Highly Educated, Says Health Minister "IndyWatch Feed World"

Parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated are likely to be more educated than their counterparts, the Malaysian Health Minister said on Thursday. According to Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, people who live in cities and [...]

13:04

India's poultry industry adds to drug resistance "IndyWatch Feed World"

Chickens farmed for meat and eggs in Indias Punjab state harbour high levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, says an Indo-US study.

13:02

UN chief Guterres to visit Israel, Palestine "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Both Israeli and Palestinian leaders praise Guterres, calling forthcoming visit 'great opportunity' and 'very important'

13:00

American Universities investigated for Affirmative action policies that discriminate against white applicants "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Recently I wrote three articles about affirmative action and so called positive discrimination inside Auckland University and how it discriminates against students who do not identify themselves as being Maori or Pasifika. Discrimination stories that you will never read on the NZ Human Rights website Insulting Race based discrimination at Auckland University Race based quotas []

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13:00

Day Ekere danced the Davids dance "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The event was meant to be a thanksgiving service for Gods benevolence in his appointment as the Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission by President Muhammadu Buharis administration. But Obong Nsima Ekere went down memory lane and told his bewildered audience how he was tormented for 16 years of marriage to his beautiful wife, Ese without any fruit of the womb. For 16 years, according to Ekere, he visited the best hospitals in Nigeria and abroad, where all confirmed that they have no health issues but conception was difficult for...

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13:00

Mueller Legally Cannot Serve as Special Council (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Mueller Legally Cannot Serve as Special Council Video Bill Still Synopsis: As it turns out, Robert Mueller, the Special Council investigating all things Trump is legally not eligible to serve in this position as per the laws governing the...

The post Mueller Legally Cannot Serve as Special Council (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

12:59

Conservative Firebrand Laura Loomer Doxed Death Threats Posted Online "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In June conservative firebrand Laura Loomer made headlines this year when she interrupted the Central Park Shakespeare play celebrating President Trumps murder.

Angry feral actors surrounded her on the stage with knives.

This upset the left. They dont like it when conservatives interrupt their assassination porn.

Earlier this week Laura Loomer, Rebel Media journalist and former Project Veritas operative, was doxed online. Angry leftists doxed her by putting her private information online.

Then on Wednesday Laura reportedly had a tire to her car slashed in what appears to be a pretty clear act of vandalism.

Now this
On Thursday night far left activists threatened Loomer by posting her address and included a death threat.


They want her dead.

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12:56

Woodfibre LNG, The Great Deception Begins, 2017 BC Election Ploy Unraveled (updated August 3rd/2017... "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"





Well, it appears that once again The Straight Goods was bang on correct...in a article in the Squamish Chief....(August 3rd/2017)

http://www.squamishchief.com/news/local-news/woodfibre-lng-will-press-on-despite-market-changes-1.21564866

There is no Woodfibre FID(as claimed in November 2016)..only a HOA agreement...Still no buyers of LNG for Woodfibre...Construction for early 2017, or any 2017 construction(as claimed in November 2016)..CANCELLED....in November/2016..timed to coincide with BC Liberals LNG saturation ad campaign..Woodfibre said there was an FID (not)..Woodfibre LNG said on November 4th/2016 construction to start in early 2017(NOT)....I CALLED THEIR BLUFF Then, CALLED CHRISTY CLARK AND WOODFIBRE OUT FOR BULLSHITTING/LYING TO THE PUBLIC...WOODFIBRE LNG WAS DEAD IN NOVEMBER 2016, AS WRITTEN BY THE STRAIGHT GOODS...AND IT'S STILL DEAD TODAY..

Below is The Straight Goods article from November 2016.....Gotcha again BC Liberals...Postmedia, how many times must you say "no mas" to the Straight Goods....only time will tell

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12:56

Shocking confession of policeman held for robbery "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Some policemen in Delta State are currently telling the state Command what they know about the hijack of petroleum tankers along Benin-Asaba expressway. Five of such men were recently arrested by the Command as DOMINIC ADEWOLE, reports from Asaba     The arrest of some police gangsters in Delta State on June 21, 2017, has left unsuspecting members of the public wondering about the kind of friendship the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has established with them. This was what the ringleader of the suspected criminally-minded police officers that were recently...

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12:53

Five Hezbollah Resistance Captives into Freedom, Lebanon Free of Al-Nusra Terrorists "IndyWatch Feed War"

Local Editor Five Resistance captives have been released as part of a deal which led to a humiliating defeat to the terrorist Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda branch. Five Resistance Men into freedom The release of the Hezbollah fighters Ahmad Mezher, Musa Kourani, Hasan Taha, Mohammad Mahdi Cheaib and Mohammad Jawad Ali Yassine came as over 60 []

12:52

An Accidental Discovery Shows Artificial Atoms Can Quickly Self-Assemble "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Scientists have observed that superlattices can form incredibly during the routine synthesis of nanocrystals. This accidental discovery will mean the ability to form novel materials in a matter of seconds instead of days.

Some of the tiniest crystals in the world can, together, form superlattices, the basic elements of various novel materials. These crystals are also called artificial atoms, because they can organize themselves into structures that look a lot like molecules.

12:52

Domestic, sexual violence: Redefining its reportage "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  The surge of domestic and sexual violence is no longer an issue to be treated with kids glove. Also, tackling it from moral and justice angle seems not enough to stem the tide. The media also has a part to play. In this view, the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) held a training workshop at the Ministry of Justice to educate the media on best practices for reporting cases of sexual and gender based violence, which is slightly more sensitive than the mainstream reporting. The...

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12:50

Fayetteville, NC Mayoral Candidate, Quancidine Gribble, Arrested Twice In 55 Days "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Another game of guess the political party. Via Fayetteville Observer: A candidate running for mayor of Fayetteville has been arrested twice in 55 days, accused of stealing and interfering with a water companys equipment. Quancidine Gribble, 56, of the 6100 block of Louise Street, was arrested on misdemeanor charges by the Fayetteville Police Department on []

12:43

Survey of 20 House Dem Candidates Finds Only One Willing to Vote for Pelosi to Remain Leader "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Free Beacon: A survey of 20 Democratic House candidates found only one willing to vote for Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) to remain leader of the House Democratic Caucus, and one who would vote for someone else. The other 18 declined to say whether they would vote for Pelosi, McClatchy reports. Kia Hamadanchy, the []

12:40

Ive Never Been So Sure of a Market Crash "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Ive Never Been So Sure of a Market Crash by Justin Spittler Casey Research Prices will fall at least 20%. Ive never been so sure of anything in my career. Barry Magee told me this two weeks ago. We...

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12:36

Newsweeks Latest Cover Effortlessly Demolishes Lazy Trump, Meltdown Imminent (IMAGE) Addicting Info | The Knowledge You Crave

The August 11, 2017 issue of Newsweek is one you might want to pick up. In fact, if you happen to own a golf course or two, you might even want to hang some copies up for decoration, because all thats missing from the cover is the golden club he got as a gift from the PM of Japan leaning against his easy chair.

Accompanying the cover is a scathing op-ed from Brendan Smialowski that tears apart the legend Trump has tried to cultivate: He paints a picture of a successful presidency so far, with lots of accomplishments, admiration, deals with foreign leaders, and a jet-setting lifestyle befitting the king he surely thinks he is. Smialowski disagrees:

The most impressive quality of Trumps myth is not just that it strays from reality but how thoroughly, even aggressively, it contravenes easily confirmable fact. When he was king, he was the King of Debt, and he may still owe as much as $1.8 billion to creditors. His casinos closed. His airline went bust. But even as he accrued failures, lawsuits and debts, Trump managed to turn Trump into a synonym for success. The letters were made of plastic, but they were dipped in gold.

The article is a must-read, but its the image on the cover, titled LAZY BOY, that steals the show:

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12:36

From Kakariki to Tui and back again "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"



To recent political viewers, the Green party appears to have taken a sudden swing to the left with the release of their Mending the Safety Net policy. While overshadowed by Metirias confession that she had undeclared flatmates while on the DPB, the policy itself is more striking than her so-called fraud. After all, anyone who has been on a benefit has probably had to tell a white lie to survive the process.
Mending the Safety Net is the first substantive attempt to roll back the social warfare attacks of the 1990s and for a party that has, for the past 10 years, been devoid of socially controversial policy it seems dramatic....

12:33

Secret Meeting on the Privatization of Nuclear War Held on Hiroshima Day 2003 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

At no point since the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945, has humanity been closer to the unthinkable a nuclear holocaust which could potentially spread in terms of radioactive fallout over a large

12:30

Map of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Viking Expansion in 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th centuries Click here for larger view

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12:30

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Paid to think and loving it  Sally Rae:

For Beef and Lamb NZs first independent director the future is already here. Sally Rae speaks to Melissa Clark-Reynolds.

Melissa Clark-Reynolds sums herself up succinctly Im a geek, she says simply.

The high-profile technology entrepreneur and business leader was in Dunedin yesterday to speak at the red meat sector conference.

Her visit coincided with her being named Beef and Lamb New Zealands first independent director.

And, as Ms Clark-Reynolds (53) puts it, it is a governance role she is pretty bloody happy about. . .

Real opportunity to carve out niche Sally Rae:

It is time to refresh the red meat sectors strategy, which is facing headwinds, the industrys conference was told yesterday. Sally Rae reports.

New Zealands red meat sector is on track for its vision of an $11.4billion sector by 2025, Beef and Lamb New Zealand chairman James Parsons says.

There was a real opportunity to carve out a niche by telling its story as ethical food producers. However, there were also a few headwinds, Mr Parsons told those attending the red meat sector conference in Dunedin yesterday. . .

Antara Ag to sell Southland sheep milking farm  Brittany Pickett:

Antara Ag is selling one of its three Southland farms, as it consolidates its sheep milking operation.

The company exclusively supplies Blueriver Nutrition HK, milking 10,000 east friesian-poll dorset ewes on three Southland farms. Antara Ag manufactures infant formula from sheep milk for export to China and was the first company in New Zealand to do so.

General manager Jazz Hewitson said the company was putting its Brydone operation up for sale to get rid of some land and consolidate what were already doing. . .

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12:30

NASA Shut Down Their Live Stream As Strange UFO Enters Earth's Atmosphere "IndyWatch Feed World"

UFO hunters have raised the alarm about an alleged intrusion of Earths atmosphere by a massive UFO.

The mysterious space object, according to UFO chasers, was spotted on the live ISS stream entering the Earths atmosphere on July 9, 2016.

The alleged intrusion was first reported by prolific UFO hunter Streetcap1 in a video uploaded online on July 9, 2016, the same day he spotted the mysterious object entering the Earths atmosphere.

According to Streetcap1 in the description of his video titled UFO Enters Earths Atmosphere, July 9, 2016, while it was possible that the object was a meteor, we may suspect it was an alien craft because NASA cut live transmission as it entered Earths atmosphere.


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12:30

Going Back to Prison Never Gets Easy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A Yale Law School graduate speaks to young incarcerated people and faces his own past.

DIY Wind Turbine for Free Energy "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With electricity cost going up and the likes of British Gas hiking up their price, everyone could use a bit of free energy. There are a number of ways to harvest renewable energy including solar and wind, however, the cost of setting up a wind farm can be quite high. [Mr Tickles] has uploaded a video where he has a cheaper DIY method of making a DIY wind turbine.

His project uses a commercial ceiling fan as a turbine for converting the wind energy into electricity. PVC pipes are used to mount the entire thing such that it becomes portable. A cardboard fin is used to make the propeller face the wind but there are plans to upgrade it in the future. [Mr Tickles] demonstrates his project by lighting up a lamp and then charging a cell phone.


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12:29

All eyes on Bolt "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Embattled Nigerian athletes leave in batches   The whole world will be all out to see what worlds fastest man, Usain Bolt, will do heading into the final challenge of his amazing career as the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships starts on Friday (today) in London. Bolt announced recently that this competition would signal the end of his career and already declared that he wanted to end everything with gold in the 100m and 200m events at the championship. Im the underdog, for some reason, the 30-year-old said....

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12:29

Northern youthsll reconsider quit notice to Ndigbo Waku "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Senator Joseph Waku believes that competition among the various zones of the country should not engender secession. Waku, who represented Benue North West in the Senate between 1999 and 2003, also speaks on the clamour for restructuring of Nigeria and other issues. CEPHAS IORHEMEN reports     How would you react to clamour by the leader of indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu that Benue State be ceded to form part of Biafra? Kanu is a fraud. I am only disappointed in Ndigbo, who allowed somebody without a fixed...

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12:29

Fake fertilizer threatens Nigerias food sufficiency "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Amidst the on-going harvest season, there are indications that many of the farmers are groaning over low yields of their crops caused by adulterated fertilizer in circluation and this may affect governments goal of self-sufficiency in the countrys food production. Taiwo Hassan reports   Harvesting of crops is basically an opportunity for a farmer to reap bountifully the outcome of his labour during the planting season. But currently for some farmers in the country, the joy of making more profits during this harvest period has turned soar. This is due...

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12:29

Police: Our men looted Jonathans residence "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

                   dismiss four culpable officers   Two Inspectors undergo orderly room trial   The Police have admitted that its men burgled former President Goodluck Jonathans home in Abuja located at No. 89, Fourth Avenue in the Gwarimpa District of the nations capital. Consequently, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command yesterday dismissed four of its personnel for their involvement in the burglary. The affected officers are: Sgt. Musa Musa, F/ No. 436691; Sgt. John Nanpak, F/No. 23542; Sgt. Ogah Audu, F/No.261898 and Sgt. Gabriel Ugah, F/No. 425210. The fate of...

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12:29

Badoo: Lagos procures surveillance aircraft soon Ambode "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

               . new commands,gunboats underway, says IG   Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State yesterday said his administration was in the process of procuring surveillance aircraft to deal security challenges, especially on the waterways. Ambode made the disclosure while urging the Inspector-General of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris, to establish two additional Police Area Commands in Ikorodu and Badagry to tackle kidnapping and Badooo cult killings, particularly in Ikorodu. The governor said the creation of the commands would help in tackling the nefarious activities of criminally minded persons once and for...

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12:28

Chichi Iro: Im not afraid of Cerebral Palsy stigma "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Being a victim of cerebral palsy, Chinwe Anyaehie Iroumanya (aka Chichi Iro), is proving to the world that there are actually abilities in disabilities. With her recently launched foundation, The Enabled Life, she is determined to cater for the needs of less privileged in the society. She is focusing on the blind, deaf and dumb and victims of cerebral palsy. In a chat with MOSES KADIRI, she reveals her mission     Fighting cerebral palsy Through hard work, and dedication, Chichi Iro as she is fondly called was able to...

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12:28

SYRIAN WAR REPORT AUGUST 3, 2017: GOVT FORCES ENTER STRATEGIC SUKHNA TOWN IN HOMS PROVINCE "IndyWatch Feed War"

Voiceover by Harold Hoover On Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) began a direct storm of the ISISheld town of Sukhna at the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway. Government forces captured the ISIS fortifications south and west of the town, stormed the southwestern entrance of the town, and captured several buildings. Syrian []

12:28

Iheanacho becomes most expensive Nigerian player "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

                  as Leciester City unveil Eagles striker   In less than seven months, the transfer record for a Nigerian player is set to be broken, with Manchester City starlet Kelechi Iheanacho on the brink of a move to Leicester City. The Super Eagles striker has appended his signature to a five-year contract with the Foxes, with City expected to pocket a minimum 28 million euros in transfer fees, which will make him the most expensive Nigerian player of all time, surpassing the record currently held by former Watford star Odion...

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Govs advised Buhari not to return in hurry Ortom "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Presidents wife arrives from London Naija Bet: Why we bet on Buharis return   Governor of Benue State, Dr. Samuel Ortom, has disclosed that the seven governors who visited President Muhammad Buhari in London last week advised him not to be in a hurry to return to Nigeria despite the mounting pressure. Buhari, who is recuperating from an undisclosed ailment, has said that he will return to the country as soon as he is certified fit by doctors in London. The President left the country on May 7 for medical...

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12:27

Umeh emerges Obianos re-election campaign DG "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The former National chairman of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh, was yesterday picked by Governor Willie Obiano to lead his campaign team for the November 18 governorship election in the state. Umeh, who was appointed the Director- General of the campaign, was inaugurated alongside other members of the team in Awka by the governor. They include the Deputy Governor of the state, Dr Nkem Okeke, members of the National Working Committee of APGA, Willie Obiano Support Group as well as APGA youth and women wings. Obiano urged...

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12:26

Sudan's leader Bashir, wanted by ICC, arrives in Morocco on visit "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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Sudan President Omar al-Bashir is wanted by International Criminal Court on genocide charges

12:24

CIA Analyst Warns: North Korea About To Detonate EMP Over U.S. "IndyWatch Feed World"

A CIA analyst has warned that North Korea are about to detonate an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) device over the United States. Following North Koreas recent successful test of the ICBM missile, Pyongyang are now ready to [...]

12:23

NSA Unlawfully Surveiled Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom in New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

NSA Unlawfully Surveiled Kim Dotcom in New Zealand

The National Security Agency (NSA) illegally used technology to spy on Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, according to new documents from New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB).

[...] Dotcom was surveilled by the NSA and the GCSB in a joint intelligence operation named Operation Debut. According to the Herald, that surveillance was scheduled to end in January 2012, but the United States continued to use New Zealand's technology.

According to court documents obtained by the Herald, "Limited interception of some communications continued beyond the detasking date without the knowledge of GCSB staff."

The court papers don't explain how the NSA was able to use the GCSB's spying technology without the bureau's knowledge. According to the Herald, "The GCSB documents do contain an admission of NSA involvement, although it was not made outright."

[...] "The NSA has unrestricted access to GCSB surveillance systems. In fact, most of the technology the GCSB uses was supplied by the NSA."

Dotcom said his legal team would take further action based on the news.

"If the GCSB was aiding and abetting the NSA to spy directly on New Zealanders then the seriousness of the situation has changed dramatically and a truly independent inquiry and a new criminal investigation will be unavoidable."

Source:

http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/344742-nsa-unlawfully-surveiled-kim-dotcom-in-new-zealand


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12:20

Reports: Mueller Empanels Grand Jury First Subpoena Issued to Donald Trump Jr. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

According to numerous media reports Robert Mueller has empaneled a grand jury so that subpoenas can be dispatched to begin taking testimony in the ongoing investigation into Russian interference within the 2016 election.  Apparently Donald Trump Jr. in the first Continue reading

12:20

Did the Sub-Prime 2.0 Bubble Just Burst? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Did the Sub-Prime 2.0 Bubble Just Burst? by Graham Summers Gains Pains Capital As you know, weve been tracking the sub-prime auto-loan industry closely. Our view is that this industry represents the worst of the worst excesses of our...

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12:19

The face-name effect: Do you look like your name? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Most parents can remember the subtle mix of excitement and anxiety accompanying the choice of their baby's name - it will follow the child his or her entire life. But the effect could be even more significant. In research recently published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, our research team shows that the stereotype that a given society has of a first name can influence the way people look. In eight studies, we found that participants shown ID-style photos of people they'd never met were able to recognise the first name of the depicted person well above the chance level. For example, let's say you live in North America and are shown a picture of a woman whose name is Emily (you aren't given this information). Below her image four possible first names are listed: Claire, Deborah, Emily and Melissa. Assuming that the first names are equally common in North America in/around the year that the person was born, study participants should pick the correct name approximately 25% of the time - in other words, by chance. What we found is that participants typically choose the depicted person's true first name 35% to 40% of the time. In other words, there is something about an Emily that...just looks like an Emily.

12:19

I Dont Serve Cops: Dunkin Donuts Worker Accused Of Refusing Service To Police Officers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Nasty worker. Via Fox News: An employee at a Dunkin Donuts in New York City is accused of denying service to two NYPD officers, saying I dont serve cops, according to the New York Post. Detectives Endowment Association President Michael Palladino is calling the discrimination disgraceful, saying Thursday that it should not go unattended, the []

12:19

Science Journal Editor Found To Be On Monsantos Payroll "IndyWatch Feed World"

Internal Monsanto documents reveal that a leading science journal editor was on their payroll, tasked with covering up the toxic effects of Roundup. According to the documents released by attorneys leading US cancer litigation, a [...]

12:17

CROMWELL ON TUREI "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately ... Depart, I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!

And that just about sums it up.   Some would argue (including some who inhabit this blog) that Turei's benefit fraud was a youthful indiscretion and that she deserves some credit for outing herself (before she was outed?).   But what I can't countenance is her shear arrogance in parading the fraud as a badge of courage.    No contrition ... rather an attempt to martyr herself as a victim of the system. 

But to my mind a far greater problem for her is her now admitted electoral fraud.   Benefit fraud and your are ripping off the taxpayer; electoral fraud and you're challenging the very heart of the electoral process.   Many will recall Labour MP Reg Boorman, convicted of the same offence and stripped of his seat.   For years the Boorman name featured as a single page entry  in the Wairarapa Electoral Roll headed 'Persons banned for Voting'.

Turei could now join him.   At the very least she should resign and resign now.

Updated 1:42 ... Turei's 'out' but 'staying in' ... go figure.    Somewhat akin to being only a little bit pregnant.   Still, in the 'Mad Hatter' world of Green Party politics I guess anything is possible. 


12:16

Active volcanoes in the world: July 26 - August 1, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between July 26 and August 1, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Katla, Iceland | Moyorodake [Medvezhia], Iturup (Etorofu) Island (Japan/Russia) | Piton...... Read more

Great collaboration between companies and governments necessary to enhance climate action, report finds "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A new report that looks at the collaborative efforts of private sector and government actors to halt deforestation in two key tropical forest nations could have lessons for countries around the world. The report, released by the NGOs Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Forest Trends (FT) last week, consists of case studies on how companies are working with the governments of Brazil and Indonesia, which together accounted for nearly 40 percent of total tropical deforestation in 2014. According to research released earlier this year by Forest Trends Supply Change initiative, as of March 2017 some 447 companies had made 760 commitments to root out the deforestation in their supply chains linked to four globally traded agricultural commodities that are responsible for the majority of tropical forest destruction: cattle, palm oil, soy, and wood products (including timber and pulp). At the same time, 80 percent of the nearly 200 countries that signed the Paris Climate Agreement in December 2015 committed themselves to reining in emissions from deforestation and other land use changes in order to help meet the targets in the action plans they submitted as part of the climate treaty negotiation process, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). While these commitments are seen as good indicators that the world is mobilizing to address widespread tropical deforestation and the climate risk that it poses, the clearing of rainforests for agricultural operations or other human activities is still responsible for at least 10 percent of global carbon emissions. The authors of the

Harsh sentence for blogger may haunt Vietnams environmental movement "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam On April 6, 2016 dozens of tons of dead fish began washing ashore along Vietnams central coast. The phenomenon continued through the month, turning into what is considered the largest environmental disaster in the countrys history. Fishing communities in Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Tha Thin-Hu provinces were decimated and left without a way to make income. Public blame for the disaster quickly fell on Formosa Ha Tinh Steel, a massive steel plant operated by the Taiwanese company Formosa Plastics, which reportedly discharged huge amounts of chemicals into the sea in the days before the dead fish appeared. However, the Vietnamese government didnt announce Formosas culpability until June 30, nearly two months after the disaster had unfolded. This delay angered the public, leading to social media commentary and even demonstrations in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnams largest cities. These protests were swiftly broken up by the government, and sites like Facebook and Instagram were blocked at times. These events brought the environment to the fore of public discussion in Vietnam and shone a spotlight on Nguyn Ngoc Nh Quynh, a blogger known as Me Nm, or Mother Mushroom. The 37-year-old had been active online for years as a co-founder of the Network of Vietnamese Bloggers, a rare independent organization among the countrys state-owned news agencies. Mother Mushroom had written previously about environmental crimes and state repression, but the Formosa disaster drew major government attention to her writing. On October 10,

12:09

CIA Officially Admit That JFK Assassination Got Covered-up "IndyWatch Feed World"

The CIA have finally admitted that the official story surrounding the assassination of JFK is a complete fabrication, in an astonishing admission on their own website. Thousands of assassination-related documents were released by the National [...]

12:04

Imperial College London: LSD Cures Depression In 30 Seconds "IndyWatch Feed World"

Psychedelic drugs such as LSD and magic mushrooms are a much more powerful, non-addictive way at treating depression, according to researchers at Imperial College London.  After years of prohibition in the United States, psychiatric researchers say [...]

12:04

Hodgman: rule out taxpayer subsidy for logging in conservation reserves "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Friday, 4 August 2017 - 11:30am


Premier Will Hodgmans draft plan to log old growth and rainforests within Tasmanias Reserve Estate demonstrates that a sawmills capacity to pay for logs is likely to be less than the real cost of producing those logs, prompting calls for Premier Hodgman to rule out subsidising rainforest logging.

"While logging ancient rainforest trees from listed conservation reserves is a bad branding and marketing strategy in the first place, this plan demonstrates that whatever timber sales can be made will be overwhelmed by todays cost of production," said Vica Bayley, spokesperson for The Wilderness Society.

"Premier Hodgman has made a big deal about funding nurses, teachers and police instead of the logging industry. We support that sentiment and call on him to rule out providing a taxpayer subsidy for rainforest logging."

The draft Special Species Management Plan is out for public comment until 28 August 2017.

Its supporting documents discuss an inferred log value, an assessment of a sawmills capacity to pay based on a range of factors, including sawn timber sales prices.[i] Given the historic subsidisation of special species timbers by virtue of being a by-product of eucalypt logging, the cost of production of logging in reserves will outstrip inferred log value.

"Premier Hodgmans plan foreshadows a real gap between log prices and cost of production and has absolutely no detail on how a business likely to make a loss from logging public forests, pays for those logs in the first place.

"Is Premier Hodgman planning on giving the rainforest logs from Tasmanias reserves away for free?

"We call on Premier Hodgman to rule out subsidising logging for special species timber and provide detail on the royalty or other arrangements he proposes for access to logging publicly-owned reserves."


More information

For any questions or further comment, please contact Vica Bayley on 0400 644 939.

The Wilderness Society has prepared a public submission page here.


[i] http://www.stategrowth.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/132382/SST_Final_report_Market_demand_analysis_11_Nov_2015.P...

12:03

Tradecraft: The emergency two-way radio "IndyWatch Feed World"

(TFC) A long-running debate was settled yesterday when a former Special Forces communication sergeant weighed in on what was needed in an emergency radio. The Fifth Column had our own list of requirements. It needed to be affordable, portable, have a long battery life, decent range, and be easy to learn how to use. After laughing and suggesting a CB, he explained that our list of requirements was incomplete.

He insisted the radio needed to be able to operate on the maximum number of frequencies over various services, have customizable programmable channels, possess the ability to have its antenna replaced, use rechargeable batteries that are also affordable, be reprogrammable in the field without additional equipment like a computer, be able to access repeaters, and be able to broadcast on emergency channels.

With all of this in mind, he offered a single brand and model that fit the bill: the Baofeng UV-5R. Its a completely customizable handset allowing the user to make use of all of the following systems: 2 Meter, 70 cm, FRS (Family Radio Service), GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service), MURS (Multi-Use Radio Service), Marine VHF, and Public service frequencies. It can even pick up NOAA and FM broadcasts. It meets every other requirement as well.

He did point out that many other radio handsets are capable of the same thing and more, but this is the one that fills the affordable requirement we set forth. Theyre available for less than $30.

This radio can be set up to utilize any or all of the above services via its programmable channels. There is a drawback. Its probably illegal for you to do so if youre under the jurisdiction of the FCC, kind of. Some of the above services require a license, some of them dont require a license but the radio is too powerful to legally use them, in one case the removable antenna makes it illegal to use with one service. Welcome to the federal governments control of the airwaves.

Without an amateur radio license, you can still own, program, and monitor. You cant transmit legally. We wont go into the likelihood of getting caught operating without a license. So why would a radio you cant legally use be the perfect radio? Remember why you are obtaining it. Emergencies. This isnt a walkie talkie for chatting while hiking or for talking to truckers on the interstate. It is for emergencies. In an emergency, you want to be able to obtain assistance through as many ways as possible on one device. In an emergency, do you really care if the FCC has a rule against it? Before every ham radio operator in the world sends us an email, wed like to point them to their own sacred rulebook:

97.405 Station in distress.

(a) No provision of these rules prevent...

12:00

STOP FUNDING TERRORISTS (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

STOP FUNDING TERRORISTS Video Stefan Molynuex President Donald Trump has ended a long-standing CIA program supported by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain which funded anti-Assad rebels in Syria. These United States government funded, armed and trained rebels...

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11:58

Game of Thrones Recap [Spoilers] "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Winter is finally here in Season 7 of Game of Thrones (GOT), which aired July 16, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Fans of the HBO television series have waited six seasons for the weather to change and the real fight for the throne to begin. The nine noble families fight for the control of the Seven []

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11:58

IS commander directed foiled Australia-Etihad bomb plot: Police "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Explosive device was to be smuggled aboard Etihad flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi

11:55

Anniversary of Ms Dhu's death "IndyWatch Feed National"

Three years ago tomorrow, a 22 year old Aboriginal woman with her whole life ahead of her - Ms Dhu, died in a Western Australian Police lock up from a fatal infection stemming from a cracked rib arising from a family violence injury.

Ms Dhu had been locked up for unpaid fines for three days, and as the WA Coroner found, had been treated inhumanely by police. This tragic death was inhumane, avoidable and preventable.    

The laws and practices that contributed to Ms Dhus death are largely reflected in jurisdictions around Australia and contribute to more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and men being fined and locked up for minor offences.

We ask you to help prevent more needless deaths, please write to State and Territory governments.

The impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of being put behind bars unnecessarily is devastating and was recognised more than 25 years ago by the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody recommended that Aboriginal people be imprisoned as a last resort and that governments introduce an ongoing amnesty on the execution of long outstanding warrants for unpaid fines.

Had those recommendations been implemented, Ms Dhu would still be alive today.

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11:53

Half Of Detroits 8 Mayoral Candidates Are Felons "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Of course. Detroit. Detroit Half of the eight mayoral hopefuls on Detroits primary ballot next week have been convicted of felony crimes involving drugs, assault or weapons, a Detroit News analysis shows. Three were charged with gun crimes and two for assault with intent to commit murder. Some of the offenses date back decades, []

11:52

Kushner asks large tech firms to help upgrade federal agencies: report "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is considering a system where leading tech engineers would serve a "tour of duty" advising the government on how to upgrade its digital infrastructure. Kushner and other top Trump...

11:49

Uber knowingly rented recalled cars to drivers in Singapore: report "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Uber rented more than 1,000 defective Honda Vezel SUVs to drivers in Singapore, despite knowing that the vehicles had been recalled, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The Vezels had been recalled by Honda Motor Company in April 2016...

11:48

WATCH: Man Owns Cop for Planting Drugs On Him, Gets All of His Charges Dropped "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A Columbia, MO man angrily confronted one of two cops he said planted drugs on him. He recorded the confrontation and the charges were later dropped.

11:47

Mueller Impanels Grand Jury In Russia Probe, Donald Trump Jr. Subpoenaed "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Mueller Impanels Grand Jury In Russia Probe, Donald Trump Jr. Subpoenaed from ZeroHedge Update: Reuters adds that Grand Jury subpoenas have been issued in connection with the June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Russian Lawyer and others. * *...

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11:45

It must be Universities Growing a Spine day "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

After the announced departure of Christian Ott from CalTech, the latest story comes from my alma mater, the University of Washington Michael Katze, who misappropriated grant money, harassed employees, and apparently was using university funds to buy sexual favors, has finally been fired. A tenured professor who brought in millions in grant money, fired? Unpossible. That just tells you how egregious his excesses had become.

11:45

Silver Market IS NOT Manipulated!! "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Silver Market IS NOT Manipulated!! by Rory The Daily Coin Silver and gold are supposed to be having a good week, based on all the data points, not the least of which is the dollar headed south and the...

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11:45

What a Shaman Sees in a Mental Hospital "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

From a shamanic point of view, mental illness is not what most people think it is. It is signaling for the birth of a healer, this meaning that they come to aid in the birth of a healer. Malidoma Patrice Some born into the Dagara people believes this to be true, he even teaches workshops on his West African Spirituality here in the US.

The person suffering from mental illness is someone who was chosen as a medium to deliver a message from the spirit world to the whole community. Dr. Some says that these mental and behavioral disorders are just two energies that are not quite compatible merging together in the same field. When someone doesnt get assistance dealing with the presence of the energy they have obtained from the spirit realm.

When Some came to the US he was shocked at how we treated people with mental illnesses. His culture does not view mental illness as something that needs to be stopped at all costs. He was and still is appalled at how the healers attempting to be born are being treated here in our culture. He says that the way we treat them is a major loss.

Dr. Some claim to have seen lots of entities and beings surrounding the patients in the ward he visited first. This referring to beings that only shamans and psychics can see. Some notes these beings were the causes of all the internal turmoil these people were dealing with. In the Dagara community, they help the person dealing with crisis reconcile both energies rather than working to expel or suppress one.

In order to test his belief that the shamanic view he had on mental illness was true even here in the western world Dr.Some took a mental patient back to Africa with him to his village. Alex, an 18-year-old American who suffered a psychotic break at the young age of 14 was drugged to an extreme extent and institutionalized but nothing was working to help improve his mental state. With permission of his parents, Alex made his way to Africa with Dr. Some.

Within about 8 months Alex was normal. He was even able to participate with healers in the healing business. He spent 4 years in the village because he wanted to, he said that he felt safe in the village. In a mental institute, a shaman does not simply see a bunch of crazys a shaman sees a ton of unappreciated healers waiting to be born.

To hear Some talk about this himself please take the time to check out the video below. His wisdom is astounding. What do you think about all of this?

Inspired by The Shamanic View of Mental Illness  by Stephanie Marohn ...

11:40

Is Another Oil Head-Fake Brewing? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The dramatic declines in the costs of oil production will be boosting supply at the very moment that demand is falling.
Over the past decade I've addressed what I call Head-Fakes in the cost of oil/fossil fuel: even though we know the cost of extracting and processing oil will rise over time as the easy-to-get oil is depleted, oil occasionally plummets to such low prices that we're fooled into thinking it will remain cheap for a long time to come.
This drop in price is a head-fake, because over time the depletion of the cheap-to-extract oil will push global prices higher.
Why does this matter? Economists have noted for decades that spikes in energy costs tend to trigger recessions for the obvious reason: the more households and businesses spend on energy, the less they have to spend on goods and services.
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11:40

Follow the money "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Follow the money by Alasdair Macleod GoldMoney Since 2009, equities and other financial assets have climbed a wall of worry. Initially, it was recovery from the threat of a complete financial collapse, before the Fed saved the system once...

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11:37

Anthony Hall academic freedom court case begins August 8th Open Letter to University President Mike Mahon "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If anti-Semitic were an accurate description of Professor Halls views it would indeed provide some support for such a limitation. But a very warped understanding of prejudice is required in order to make the description fit.

11:35

Nissan dispute could go down as most vicious anti-union crusade in decades "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Large corporations like Nissan like to set up shop in states like Mississippi because they know that when safety nets are frayed, and people hit hard times, they're more likely to accept low wages and poor working conditions. They know how to exploit human misery and insecurity, and turn them into high profits.

11:31

Rohrabacher Draws Yet Another Opponent-- This Time A Fellow Republican "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




A few days ago my friend Dave and I were escorting Randy Bryce through some kind of a Pasadena Convention Center-- through a parking garage and into a metal detector that went bonkers over his belt buckle and up some dark back staircase. Coming down the stairs was Dana Rohrabacher with a large contingent of staffers and bodyguards. I greeted him with a friendly smile and thanked him for his persistence in getting a medical marijuana bill passed. He seemed happy to be greeted by "an ally," even after I mentioned how glad I was that he had worked with Ted Lieu on the bill, not knowing that Ted Lieu had just debated him upstairs on his role in Putin-Gate and that Ted was going to Rohrabacher's Orange County district to hold healthcare town hall for Rohrabacher's constituents, since Rohrabacher refuses to appear in his district in public. Anyway, confused, he quickly changed the topic from Ted Lieu to how his shoulder was killing him from having been out surfing. He's only 70 but he appears doddering and frail and somewhere between 80 and 90, although maybe that was because Ted had just given him a hard time. David, who's managing Randy's campaign, muttered under his breath, "Where were you surfing, the Moscow River?" Randy had already disappeared up the stairs.

Rohrabacher's wealthy coastal district went, just barely, for Hillary Clinton last year-- 47.9% to 46.2%. Hillary did 5 points better than Obama had and Trump did 8.5 points worse than Romney. The district, which starts in Seal Beach, just a few miles south of Ted Lieu's district, goes south through Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach all the way to Three Arch Bay. The DCCC-- and at least 7 Democrats (so far)-- think Hillary's performance can translate into a 2018 red-to-blue flip. We'll see, but right now Rohrabacher actually has a primary to contend with first.

Stelian Onufrei, a Romanian immigrant, is an Orange County builder who announced his intention to primary Rohrabacher last week. As best I can understand, he's not angry that Rohrabacher may be a spy for the Kremlin but is angry because he's pro-pot. Onufrei is around 2 decades younger than Rohrabacher and refers to him as "entrenched career politician" and "a political lightning rod."


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11:31

Abby Martin Meets the Venezuelan Opposition "IndyWatch Feed War"

Empire Files, July 30, 2017 Abby Martin goes on the deadly front lines of the anti government protests in Venezuela and follows the evolution of a typical guarimbaor opposition barricade. She explains what the targets from the opposition reveal about the nature of the movement and breaks down the reality of the death toll that has rocked the nation since the unrest began, and how a lynch mob campaign came after her and the Empire Files team for reporting these facts. Hearing from peaceful opposition marchers, to Chavistas to violent protesters at the guarimbas, this must-watch episode exposes the dark reality on-the-ground that is completely obscured from Western media.    Filed under: democracy, empire watch, latest, Latin America, Venezuela

11:30

The Cosmic Story: Aquarius/Leo Lunar Full Moon Eclipse, August 7, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We're in the middle of eclipse season and this year it's big for both the United States and for the Baby Boomers, who have Pluto in Leo.It's time for us to find our 'pride' our group and join together to bring our creative expression into the group Mind. This partial Lunar Eclipse shows us our Leo Shadow: our need to be in the spotlight, our over-weening pride, so we can truly step into our own power and offer it to the group

11:30

The Rotorua mud fight is projected to lose up to half a million dollars, and it is all the medias fault for pointing out the idiocy "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A new financial forecast for Rotoruas Mudtopia festival suggests the December event could have a deficit of more than $500,000. It comes as Rotorua MP Todd McClay confirms he has written to MPI Minister Nathan Guy seeking urgent clarification over the importation of the mud powder from South Korea. The new financial forecast follows widespread []

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11:30

Moonbat Texas Community College Professor Armors Up For Campus Carry "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Cant tell if the body armor has the plates. Via My SA: On Tuesday, the same day campus carry was officially implemented at Texas community colleges, a geography instructor at San Antonio College came to class dressed to express exactly what he thought about the new law. I was just saying I dont feel safe, []

11:28

Senior Mechanical Engineer "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian National Maritime Museum

11:27

BUSTED: @RyanLizza Clan Charged With Felony Bribery "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

We have already uncovered how New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza has a history of lying about off the record. Turns out dishonesty may run in the family. A report reveals those closely related to Lizza allegedly dealt illegally with government officials in Oyster Bay on Long Island to secure a lucrative real estate deal. His uncle, []

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11:20

The Biggest and Brightest Meteor Shower in History is About to Take Place and You Dont Want to Miss It "IndyWatch Feed World"

The brightest meteor shower is well on its way. It is said that it will literally light up the night sky and that some of the meteors will actually be visible during the day.

It will happen from August 11th, 2017 to August 13th, 2017 but will peak on the 12th and will according to PhysicsAstronomy be the only shower this bright for almost 100 years to come. This shower is known as the Perseid meteor shower and every year it occurs between July 17th and August 24th. This shower will best be seen from the Northern Hemisphere, it will be in the north-eastern part of the sky and seems to come from the constellation Perseus.

It seems the naked eye is a much better choice when it comes to viewing this shower as the more of the sky you can see at one time the more streaking fireballs you may come across. Meteor showers are something that happens when particles collide with the Earths atmosphere at high speeds, they then burn and this creates the flash that we call shooting stars. If you are anything like me you see this as an unlimited wish opportunity.

I cannot wait to witness this amazing event. I missed the oh so intense 2016 Perseid shower and am still kicking myself in the butt over it. Astronomers say this shower will not be as rapid as the one from 2016 but where it lacks in rapidness it makes up for with brightness. Will you be watching?

Check out the video below to see a timelapse of the Perseid shower from 2016. These showers are quite fascinating and the more I watch them the more excited I get for the one to come. Dont miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity.

11:20

TRUMP Mocks Russia Witch Hunt in West Virginia: Are There Any Russians Here Tonight? (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump mocked the Russia witch hunt Thursday in West Virginia.

The president asked the crowd if theyd seen any Russians in West Virginia lately.

President Trump: Most people know there were no Russians in our campaign. There never were. We didnt win because of Russia. We won because of you. That I can tell you. we won because we totally outworked the other side. We won because of millions of patriotic Americans voted to take back their country. (cheers) Have you seen any Russians in West Virginia or Ohio or Pennsylvania? Are there any Russians here tonight? They cant beat us at the voting booth. So they are trying to cheat you out of the future and the future that you want.

The deep state wants Trump gone.

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11:20

USD: Setting Up a Rip-Your-Face-Off Rally or in Freefall? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

USD: Setting Up a Rip-Your-Face-Off Rally or in Freefall? by Charles Hugh Smith Of Two Minds Theres not much to encourage Bulls in the daily chart of the USD. The U.S. dollars relentless decline this year poses a question:...

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11:20

DOJ Releases Report About Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting But Its Heavily Redacted With Privilege Claimed "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Why do you have to redact notes about a meeting about your grandchildren? Via Fox News: Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch is clashing with the Trump Justice Department over access to talking points the DOJ prepared under the Obama administration to explain the controversial tarmac meeting between Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton last year. Judicial []

11:19

(Video) Famous JFK Investigator Jim Marrs Passed Away RIP 1943-2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Aug 2, 2017

One the most famous JFK investigators has died today. Author and researcher Jim Marrs died suddenly on Aug 2nd 2017. Our condolences to Jim's wife Carol and the rest of the Marrs family.

11:17

West Virginia Democratic governor switches to GOP "IndyWatch Feed World"

West Virginia Democratic governor switches to GOP | 03 Aug 2017 | West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced a party switch Thursday evening in a surprise appearance with President Donald Trump in Huntington, W.Va. "Today I will tell you, with lots of prayers and lots of thinking, I can't help you anymore being a Democrat governor," Justice said.

11:17

An old ruse: Psychopathic leaders have advocated false flag terrorism for over 2,000 years "IndyWatch Feed World"

Kautilya (also called "Chanakya") was a royal advisor thousands of years ago in ancient India. His writing is considered an important precursor to much modern thought. Wikipedia notes: He is considered the pioneer of the field of political science and economics in India, and his work is thought of as an important precursor to classical economics. 2,300 years ago - in the 4th century B.C. - Kautilya advocated the use of false flag attacks: The brother of a seditious minister may put forward his claim for inheritance. While the claimant is lying at night at the door of the house of the seditious minister or elsewhere, a fiery spy ... may murder him and declare "Alas! the claimant for inheritance is thus murdered (by his brother)." Then taking the side of the injured party, the king may punish the other (the seditious minister).

11:14

Supporting beleaguered Israeli/Canadian journalist David Sheen "IndyWatch Feed National"

During my recent 1.5 years living in Jerusalem, I became friends with the great Israeli-Canadian journalist David Sheen. Hes one of the sharpest reporters on Israels far-right turn including the Jewish states war on African refugees.

Hes currently embroiled in a legal case in Israel that goes to the heart of that countrys increasing opposition to free speech.

Ive signed the following statement in support alongside journalists such as Ali Abunimah, Max Blumenthal, Dan Cohen, Ben Ehrenreich, Jonathan Cook, Jillian York and many others:

We are journalists who wish to express our concern at the defamation suit against our colleague David Sheen. He is being sued by a leading Israeli general, Israel Ziv.

Sheen is a respected reporter and analyst, one with a deep knowledge of Israeli society, who regularly investigates issues related to racism and human rights abuses.

Over the years, a number of investigations by the Israeli media have tied Ziv to some of the worlds ugliest regimes.

Sheens comments about Ziv were provoked by the latest such investigation, carried out late last year by Israels Channel 2 TV. It published transcripts of conversations between Ziv and his business associates in which they discussed rehabilitating the reputation of Salva Kiir Mayardit, the president of South Sudan.

This was after the United Nations revealed that Salva Kiir had permitted soldiers under his command to rape women and children on a mass scale. Ziv and his team proposed exploiting a rape victim by bringing her to the UN General Assembly so that Salva Kiir could blame such war crimes on indigenous African tribal culture.

Despite being offered the chance on both Ch2 and Army Radio to deny the accuracy of the transcripts, Ziv declined to do so.

In a subsequent article Sheen wrote about the treatment of Africans by Israelis, he commented critically on Zivs behaviour. This is what he is being sued for, despite such criticism clearly being protected under the important right of journalists to comment fairly on matters of public interest.

This is not the first time Ziv has sought to silence journalists....

11:06

11:05

Opposites Attract: Why These Opposite Astrology Signs Are Perfect For Each Other "IndyWatch Feed World"

Most people into astrology believe that an opposition is a malefic aspect. To a large extent this is true, but many of the opposing signs in astrology are actually perfect in synastry, sort of completing each other when they come together.

Opposite signs tend to be two opposite sides of the same coin: two polarly opposite flavors to one common purpose. This article will explain why, in a way that is understandable by even amateurs.

So this is an opposition, in the form of a Full Moon: an 180 degree angle between two bodies in astrology. The Earth is in the middle. A Full Moon is an opposition, Sun opposition Moon. The Sun is below the Earth, and the Moon is in the sky in this chart.

That is a Full Moon in Leo and Aquarius: here is why Leo and Aquarius may get along well in a relationship, even though they are opposites.

Leo and Aquarius opposition

Leo and Aquarius are opposite of each other because Leo is characteristically warm and full of social sense, about the self and personal accomplishment, while Aquarius is awkward, cold, detached, and concerned with the accomplishment of the collective and the well-being of all of humanity, or other people in general. Leo is the hearty craftsman, and Aquarius is the detached, sciency thinker.

Leo is the sign of the Sun: the core identity, the self. However, it is also about the arts and crafts of life: music, the arts, films, creations and accomplishments, things to create.

Aquarius is the sign of Uranus: a sign that is also about creation, music, the arts, ideas, just in a very different way from Leo. Leo is likely to favor warm, traditional, wholesome artforms and creations, while Aquarius is about artforms and creations that are odd, unique, bizarre and unheard of.

Therefore the two signs are both about creation, but in opposite ways, so they teach each other completely new perspectives on how to create and appreciate things.

They are also both fixed signs, masculine in nature: very warrior-like, headstrong and bombastic.

Virgo and Pisces opposition

Virgo and Pisces are two signs that are very opposite, but when they come together they can balance out so well.

Virgo is the sign of Mercury: an energy that is analytical, mental and left brained, logical, factual, precise, ect. Virgo is an energy that drills deep into thoughts in a very specific and intentful way. Virgo sees the world with precision, and reasons through everything.

Pisces is Neptune, the opposite because i...

11:02

Look What Google Quietly Does When You Type ISIS Is a Terrorist Group "IndyWatch Feed World"

Google has launched a new program that, on the forefront is supposed to defeat online harassment but in reality it has taught Google how to censor its users. Dont believe  Full Article

11:01

AWPA July update "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

AWPA July update

Security forces open fire on villagers in Deiyai district
One person was killed and up to 17 injured including a number of children when the security forces opened fired on a crowed when responding to an incident in Deiyai district. The incident occurred when one of a number of men swimming in a river got into difficulty. The villager asked a group of workers at a companys construction site to take the person to the hospital. A worker refused the request, as he feared he would be blamed if the patient died on the way to hospital. This angered the locals, who gathered at the site to confront the workers. The security forces deployed to handle the incident fired at the villagers killing one and injuring others. Indonesias human rights commission has sent its members to Papua to investigate the incident. In a Reuters report on the incident a Police spokesman Kamal said its internal investigation unit and commission members had begun questioning construction workers on Thursday. They would interview police officers involved in the incident on Friday ..

Full update
http://awpasydneynews.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/summary-of-events-in-west-papua-for.html

2017_08_02_30496_1501654313._large.jpg Summary of events in West Papua for July 2017
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Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) PO Box 28, Spit Junction, NSW 2088 Summary of events in West Papua for July 2017

11:00

Auditor-General resigns amid secrecy "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Something murky here, why else would The Speaker move to suppress a report the taxpayers have paid for: A report which led to the resignation of one of New Zealands most senior watchdogs will remain secret. Auditor-General Martin Matthews quit today an hour before the report into his handling of a fraud case was tabled []

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11:00

Hanging with Harley (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Hanging with Harley Video Rogue Money Video Source

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10:59

To Kill Or Not To Kill? Blatant Doublethink From The Canadian Government "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The family unit is slowly becoming a thing of the past as fewer households are composed of a "mom, dad and kids" and more people are living alone and choosing not to procreate. What's the Canadian governments response? Why to kill more babies of course! In this video Dan Dicks of Press for Truth points out the contradictory stance that the Canadian government has been taking when it comes to having abortions and/or giving birth.

10:58

[KR1105] Keiser Report: Mergers & Monopolies "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Holding the show at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, Max and Stacy discuss mergers, monopolies and antitrust.
Max interviews early bitcoin adopter Charlie Shrem about the state of play in the bitcoin market. This interview took place a week before the hard fork.

10:54

Large Batch of Kernel Errata Patches Released "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In response to the DEF CON presentation by Ilja van Sprundel, a large set of kernel patches have been released (for OpenBSD 6.0 and 6.1). These important patches should be applied ASAP!

From the announce@ mailing list:

Errata patches for a number of kernel issues have been released for
OpenBSD 6.1 and 6.0.
Read more...

10:53

Fridays answers "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Gravedodger and Andrei get my thanks for posing Thursdays questions and can claim a virtual winter sweet bush by leaving the answers below.

Whether or not theyve stumped us all, Gravedodger gets the virtual winter sweet for amusing me and Andrei for perseverance.

 


Filed under: diversions

10:51

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Impanels Washington Grand Jury in Russia Probe "IndyWatch Feed World"

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Impanels Washington Grand Jury in Russia Probe --Expansion beyond Flynn grand jury is a sign the investigation in election meddling is ramping up | 03 Aug 2017 | Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in Washington to investigate Russia's [alleged] interference in the 2016 elections, a sign that his inquiry is growing in intensity and entering a new phase, according to people familiar w

10:51

GOLD RECOVERS FROM LAST NIGHTS 7 PM FLASH CRASH BUT STILL DOWN $3.65/SILVER DOWN 10 CENTS "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

GOLD RECOVERS FROM LAST NIGHTS 7 PM FLASH CRASH BUT STILL DOWN $3.65/SILVER DOWN 10 CENTS by Harvey Organ GOLD: $1268.70 DOWN $3.65 Silver: $16.64 DOWN 10 cent(s) Closing access prices: Gold $1268.60 silver: $16.68 SHANGHAI GOLD FIX: FIRST FIX...

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10:50

Brain 'Switch' Tells Body to Burn Fat After a Meal "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Scientists at Monash University's Biomedicine Discovery Institute have found a mechanism by which the brain coordinates feeding with energy expenditure, solving a puzzle that has previously eluded researchers and offering a potential novel target for the treatment of obesity.

Their study, published in Cell Metabolism today, shows that after a meal the brain responds to circulating insulin, which is increased after a rise in blood glucose. The brain then sends signals to promote the browning of fat to expend energy. By contrast, after a fast, the brain instructs these browned adipocytes to once more convert into white adipocytes, storing energy. These processes help prevent both excess weight gain and excess weight loss in response to feeding and fasting, meaning body weight remains relatively stable over time.

The researchers showed that the brain's ability to sense insulin and coordinate feeding with energy expenditure via browning is controlled by a switch-like mechanism turned on after fasting to inhibit the response to insulin, repressing browning and conserving energy, and turned off after feeding to facilitate the insulin response to promote browning and to expend energy.

"What happens in the context of obesity is that the switch stays on all the time -- it doesn't turn on off during feeding," lead researcher Professor Tony Tiganis said.

"As a consequence, browning is turned off all the time and energy expenditure is decreased all the time, so when you eat, you don't see a commensurate increase in energy expenditure -- and that promotes weight gain," Professor Tiganis said.

Being able to control that switch can control the body's ability to shed weight.

Journal Reference: Garron T. Dodd, et. al., A Hypothalamic Phosphatase Switch Coordinates Energy Expenditure with Feeding. Cell Metabolism, 2017; 26 (2): 375 DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2017.07.013


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10:49

Trump and Shulkin Unveil VAs Telehealth Program, To Help Veterans Get More Responsive Care "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Trying to fulfill some of the promises to veterans. Via Free Beacon: President Donald Trump and Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, M.D. unveiled the VAs new telehealth program on Thursday. The program allows doctors who are far from their patients to still be able to see and talk to their patients, especially those who []

10:48

Unidentified hackers cash out over $140K worth of bitcoins in WannaCry ransom "IndyWatch Feed World"

An unidentified person has cashed out more than $140,000 worth of bitcoins in ransom collected from victims of the WannaCry's global computer hack. WannaCry encrypted users' files, and hackers charged $300 to $600 for keys to get the files back. The ransomware virus hit hundreds of thousands of computers around the world in May, targeting hospitals, business and government systems. For three months the ransom money sat untouched in three bitcoin wallets. A Twitter bot called @actual_ransom, set up by the media outlet Quartz to watch the bitcoin accounts, picked up the first withdrawal at 11:10 pm on August 2.

10:47

Nebraska Patrol Accused Of Requiring Vaginal Exams For Women "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Nebraska State Patrol has for years forced female recruits to submit to invasive, medically unnecessary pelvic exams performed by a male doctor before they can be hired, according to  Full Article

10:45

Land Taken From Freed Slave's Descendants for Amazon Data Center? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It's a story of reality, both physical and virtual. It's a story that begins with humans in chains, moves through Disney's desire to make a theme park out of our most painful history, and ends with the descendants of slaves dispossessed by a company owned by one of the richest people in the world, a company named for a river.

10:43

Trump Goes After Crooked Hillary Clinton at WV Rally: CROWD CHANTS LOCK HER UP! LOCK HER UP! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

POTUS ON FIRE!

President Trump killed it tonight at his West Virginia Rally!

President Trump slammed the corrupt liberal witch hunt of his administration.
He asked why there is no investigation of criminal Hillary Clinton?
The crowd loved it and started chanting, Lock her up! Lock her up!

Trump stands with the people And the people stand with him.

President Trump: The Russia story is a complete fabrication. Its just an excuse for the greatest loss in the history in American politics. It just makes them feel better when they have nothing else to talk about. What the prosecutors should be looking at is the 33,000 Hillary Clinton deleted emails(Crowd chants Lock her up!)

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10:40

Western Central Bank Fear Of Gold Is In The Air "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Western Central Bank Fear Of Gold Is In The Air by Dave Kranzler Investment Research Dynamics Ballooning open interest, heavy fix selling, aggressive post-settlement selling, flash crashes this all seems a lot of bother. Perhaps the Other Side...

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10:40

Google and YouTube Ban Professor Who Refuses to Use Gender-Neutral Pronouns "IndyWatch Feed World"

Insane in the membrane: Google and YouTube Ban Professor Who Refuses to Use Gender-Neutral Pronouns | 01 Aug 2017 | A professor in Canada who refuses to use gender-neutral pronouns and criticizes social justice issues was banned from using his Google and YouTube accounts Tuesday, regaining access hours later with no detailed explanation provided. Professor Jordan B.

10:36

Did An Author From The 1800s Predict The Trumps, Russia And Americas Downfall? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ingersoll Lockwood, an American political writer, lawyer and novelist, combined a unique mixture of science fiction and fantasy into his novels from the late 1800s. Two of his most popular  Full Article

10:33

AGs Report raises serious questions on financial oversight in state Baru "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Certain portions of the Auditor Generals (AG) Report that has been recently released raises serious questions that must be answered by the relevant bodies named, the most critical being the Sarawak Housing Development Corporation, said state PKR chairman Baru Bian. Baru, who is Ba Kelalan assemblyman, pointed out that the Sarawak Housing Development Corporation (Perbadanan) []

10:33

Probe paid contractors who did nothing, Sarawak lawmaker tells MACC "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Sarawak PKR representative Baru Bian urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to immediately investigate the states multi-million ringgit payment to two contractors for a housing project that was never built. The BaKelalan state assemblyman noted that the Auditor-Generals (A-G) latest report revealed that the Sarawak Housing and Development Corporation (HDC) paid RM2.88 million to two []

10:33

Sarawak rep wants explanation for delay in purchase of Petronas unit stake "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Sarawak government must explain why it has not acquired a 10 per cent stake in Petronas LNG 9 Sdn Bhd (PL9SB) in Bintulu three years after the state oil firm offered it to the state, PKRs Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How said today. The state administration, particularly State Secretary Tan Sri Morshidi Ghani, []

10:33

Baru: Address shortcomings named in AGs Report "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Certain portions of the Auditor Generals (AG) Report which was released recently have raised serious questions that must be answered by the relevant bodies named, the most critical being the Sarawak Housing Development Corporation (SHDC). State PKR chairman Baru Bian who is Ba Kelalan assemblyman, said SHDC was found to have paid out RM2.88 million []

10:33

State govt owes Sarawakians an explanation on Petronas deal See Chee How "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How has urged the state government to demand an explanation from Petronas on its disposal of a 10 per cent stake in Petronas LNG9 Sdn Bhd, which owns the MLNG Train 9 Project to Thailands national oil company and partner PTTGL Investment Ltd (PTTGLI) for US$500 million (RM2.14 billion). In []

10:32

Clarification of Invokes survey methodologies, response rate "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Associate professor Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani of Universiti Utara Malaysia offered a critique of our latest Invoke Centre for Policy Initiatives (I-CPI) survey, as reported in Malaysiakini on July 26, 2017. We would like to address his concerns about our response rate and the representativeness of our surveys. Azizuddin cited the fact that many whom we contacted did not []

10:32

Zeti: Malaysia facing leadership deficit "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Former Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz believes that Malaysia is facing a leadership deficit in the public and private sectors. If you look around the world, there has been a lot of discussion about leadership in the public sector [and] in the corporate sector. I believe there is a leadership deficit that we not []

10:32

Art Harun: Whos the danger to society? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A lawyer and activist today criticised those who label individuals or groups as liberals or secularists for advocating a way of life which is guaranteed by the Federal Constitution. Azhar Harun, better known as Art Harun, said the concept of liberalism was well embraced in all other parts of the civilised world, where the struggle []

10:32

Najib and Shafee seek to strike out Anwars discovery application "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Najib Abdul Razak and senior lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah have sought to strike out a discovery application made by Anwar Ibrahim for them to reveal their financial statements in relation to an alleged RM9.5 million payout. Najibs documents were served on Anwars lawyers today after he filed his application to strike out Anwars bid at []

10:32

The winning combination that is Pakatan Harapan "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

One of the joys of forming Pakatan Harapan is the brotherhood, indeed a strong esprit de corps, formed amongst Bersatu, PKR, Amanah and DAP. Mohammad Sabu, for example, used to share the same jail cell with Lim Guan Eng, when both were arrested under Operation Lalang in 1988. When they meet Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the []

Judge seeks clarification on 1MDB memorandum and articles "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A High Court judge in Kuala Lumpur today sought further clarification from lawyers representing Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak regarding the 1MDB memorandum and articles of association. Judicial Commissioner Faizah Jamaludin asked for this information following Najibs application to strike out Puas misfeasance in public office suit, and []

10:31

You Say You Want A Revolution. "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Meet The New Boss: Jacinda does need to put herself at the head of a revolutionary throng. Not one bearing rifles or waving little red books of dogma, but at the head of a movement determined to re-order this countrys economic and social priorities That such a re-ordering has become a matter of urgent necessity is self-evident to all but the greedy and the cruel.
 
I THINK THIS BEATLES SONG sums it up, commented Darth Smith, below a link to the Fab Fours 1968 classic Revolution. Almost immediately, Darths homage to Jacindamania was countered by Iain Mclean who linked The Daily Blogs readers to that revolutionary cold shower, The Whos Dont Get Fooled Again. Then it was John Mintos turn to post on Labours leadership change. Fair to say, this was much more in the spirit of The Whos meet the new boss same as the old boss than Lennon and McCartneys you say you got a real solution.
 
Meanwhile, 13,000 kilometres away in Caracas, Venezuela, the world is being treated to yet another example of what happens when socialism takes precedence over democracy in the playing out of Democratic Socialism. As the world watches the conflict unfold on the streets of Caracas, its understanding of the word socialism never very strong is further distorted by the wild scenes of anarchic violence coming at them through their television screens.
 
But the people of Venezuela are only fighting back against the organised (and US-backed) resistance of their ruling class! Yes, that is what the John Mintos of this world would say and, in part, they would be right.
 
But it is equally true to say that, after years of economic mismanagement, the slum-dwelling poor who formed the backbone of Hugo Chavezs Bolivarian Revolution, have had enough. Ra...

10:31

French authority probe Razak Baginda over Scorpene deal "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

French financial prosecutors have put a former aide to Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak under formal investigation as part of a probe into the 2002 sale of submarines to Malaysia, a French judicial source said yesterday. Razak Baginda has denied wrongdoing. He advised Najib, who was defence minister at the time, on the []

10:31

Bar Council wants special panel of ex-judges for lawsuit against CJs extension "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Bar Council will ask the Chief Judge of Malaya to appoint a special panel of former judges to hear its planned lawsuit to challenge the tenure extensions of Malaysias two most senior judges. Malaysian Bar president George Varughese said the planned lawsuit to challenge the appointment of the Chief Justice and President of the []

10:31

Mahathir: Forex losses a bet Bank Negara lost "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Dr Mahathir Mohamad claimed that Bank Negaras foreign exchange (forex) losses were due to the banks failure to foresee the impact of the Maastricht Treaty which led to the formation of the European Union and a single currency. The former premier said Bank Negara had decided that part of the management of the countrys reserves []

Bailout is only way out for 1MDB, says Pua "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A bailout is likely the only option for Putrajaya to help 1MDB meet its debt obligations to Abu Dhabis International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), said Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua. Pua, the oppositions chief critic on 1MDB affairs, said this was because banks around the world would refuse to be involved with the investment []

10:31

Lawyers vote to sue against CJs extension, give cold shoulder "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Members of the Malaysian Bar today agreed to legally challenge the Chief Justice and Court of Appeal Presidents extended tenures and to refrain from inviting both to social events and dinners. Malaysian Bar president George Varughese confirmed that the majority of the 993 lawyers who attended the Bars extraordinary general meeting (EGM) today voted in []

10:31

At Bar EGM, calls for Chief Justice to turn down extension "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Malaysian Bar is set to discuss proposed resolutions to urge the Chief Justice and Court of Appeal President to turn down allegedly unconstitutional extensions of their term past their mandatory retirement age. Two motions will be raised at the Malaysian Bars extraordinary general meeting (EGM) today in a bid by lawyers to prevent an erosion []

10:31

EPF has no plans yet to invest in Bandar Malaysia project "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has yet to decide whether to invest in the Bandar Malaysia project, said its Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan. No one has approached us yet, and we have not seen any plans for the development thus far, he told reporters after delivering his closing remarks at the International []

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Gratuitous Mass Murder, Nuclear War, A Lunatic Act "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

First published on August 6, 2015

The atomic age began on August 6, 1945 in real time after its July 16 pre-dawn open-air birth in successful Alamogordo, NM testing.

At the time, perhaps prophetically General Thomas Farrell said (w)e

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Opposition MPs march to Bank Negara to demand action on 1MDB "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

About 40 federal Opposition lawmakers marched to Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) today to pressure the central bank to reopen investigations on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). The group, led by Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, started from Parliament about 9am and walked the 2km to BNM to hand over a memorandum for []

10:31

Bar approves boycott of CJ and COA president in social events "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Malaysian Bar has resolved to boycott Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif and Court of Appeal president Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin from their social functions. Members of the Bar are also encouraged to decline social invitations from them. This resolution is part of a motion that was proposed by the Bar and approved by a resounding []

10:31

Dewan Rakyat approves Legal Aid Bill amendment to provide for child sex abuse victims "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Legal Aid (Amendment) Bill 2017 which introduced a provision that children of sexual crimes be given a legal companion service was approved in Dewan Rakyat today. It was passed before Dewan Rakyat deputy Speaker Datuk Seri Ismail Mohamed Said after it was debated by 10 Members of Parliament. Minister in the Prime Ministers Department []

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Photo of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Keddie Murders The Keddie cabin murders of three family members and a teenage friend shook the small Sierra Nevada mountain communities of Keddie and Quincy in northern California, beginning a mystery that lingers more than three decades later. On the morning of April 12, 1981, Sheila Sharp walked into her familys cabin in Keddie, California, to find []

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10:30

Puplava: We're in the Final Phase of Another Market Bubble "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By FS Staff Theres no fundamental analysis. People just buy the underlying asset without thinking. After the public swarms in, and everybody thinks nothing can go wrong, we turn to the final phase of the bubble. In the final phase, we see a number of things happen. First...

Mike Huckabee on the 17th Amendment: Evil Plot or Great Idea? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By: Ryan McMaken
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Following the US Senate's failure to pass a bill repealing Obamacare, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee decided that the Senate would do a better job if the 17th Amendment were repealed. Huckabee took to twitter and said:

Time to repeal 17th Amendment. Founders had it right-Senators chosen by state legislatures. Will work for their states and respect 10th am[endment.]

Huckabee, of course, is referring the Constitutional amendment that altered the method by which US Senators are elected. Prior to the Amendment's passage in 1913, Senators were at least in theory and on paper selected by the state legislature in each state. Since the amendment was adopted, Senators are selected via popular vote in each state. 

The response to Huckabee's very brief missive was fairly predictable. Reactions ranged from pearl-clutching horror at Gizmodo to Allen West's declaration that repealing the Amendment would force Senators to take marching orders from state legislators.

History suggests, however, that a repeal of the 17th Amendment would not lead to nearly as big a change as these commentators seem to think. 

Indeed, the rather stark juxtapositions of the pre-amendment Senate with the post-Amendment Senate rather over-simplify things. In practice, the selection of Senators was varied and included a mixture of practices, some of which gave more power to the legislature than others. 

While it is true that repealing the amendment would grant greater freedom to states in their selecting of US Senators, repealing the amendment won't necessarily revolutionize the Senate.

First of all, it's important to note that under the pre-amendment Constitution, many states had already worked out de facto popular election of US Senators even before the Amendment had been adopted. As noted at mises.org in an article titled "Decen...

Mike Huckabee's Call for Repeal on the 17th Amendment: Evil Plot or Great Idea? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By: Ryan McMaken
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Following the US Senate's failure to pass a bill repealing Obamacare, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee decided that the Senate would do a better job if the 17th Amendment were repealed. Huckabee took to twitter and said:

Time to repeal 17th Amendment. Founders had it right-Senators chosen by state legislatures. Will work for their states and respect 10th am[endment.]

Huckabee, of course, is referring the Constitutional amendment that altered the method by which US Senators are elected. Prior to the Amendment's passage in 1913, Senators were at least in theory and on paper selected by the state legislature in each state. Since the amendment was adopted, Senators are selected via popular vote in each state. 

The response to Huckabee's very brief missive was fairly predictable. Reactions ranged from pearl-clutching horror at Gizmodo to Allen West's declaration that repealing the Amendment would force Senators to take marching orders from state legislators.

History suggests, however, that a repeal of the 17th Amendment would not lead to nearly as big a change as these commentators seem to think. 

Indeed, the rather stark juxtapositions of the pre-amendment Senate with the post-Amendment Senate rather over-simplify things. In practice, the selection of Senators was varied and included a mixture of practices, some of which gave more power to the legislature than others. 

While it is true that repealing the amendment would grant greater freedom to states in their selecting of US Senators, repealing the amendment won't necessarily revolutionize the Senate.

First of all, it's important to note that under the pre-amendment Constitution, many states had already worked out de facto popular election of US Senators even before the Amendment had been adopted. As noted at mises.org in an article titled "...

HPR2350: Ahuka Insurance - Understanding The Marketplace "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In the U.S., health care, like most things, is driven by a private marketplace. We take a look at the principles that govern this marketplace in this episode. Links: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114045132 http://www.palain.com/?page_id=293

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New images from Alaska's seafloor suggest high tsunami danger "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Scientists mapping the seafloor off the coast of Alaska have identified a segment of the subduction zone they say signals the potential for a major tsunami in an area that normally would be considered benign. Major tsunamis usually occur at the shallow portions of subduction zones, the areas where one of the tectonic plates that make up Earth's surface dives below another. Called crash zones, they are dangerously active and tectonic interactions can cause some of the world's biggest earthquakes and tsunamis. The research, led by seismologist Anne Bcel of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, shows that segments of subduction zones capable of producing tsunamis have three characteristic structural configurations and the mapping and study of the subduction zone off the Alaska coast "suggests this part of Alaska is particularly prone to tsunami generation." "The possibility that such features are widespread is of global significance." In addition to Alaska, she said, "waves could hit more southerly North American coasts, Hawaii and other parts of the Pacific." Bcel noted that when the energy at the point of subduction is high and suddenly is released, the resulting earthquake can make the ocean floor jump up and down like a spring. The motion then transfers to the overlying water, creating the tidal wave.

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How intersectional feminism transformed me from an asshole to an activist "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

I wrote this so that more cis men can understand their toxic behavior and avoid apologizing 20 years too late.

A person in a grey shirt looks out from a balcony. Credit: Everyday Feminism.

Originally published on Everyday Feminism. 

After leading my students, all high school seniors, on a field trip to a local domestic violence (DV) organization to get a better understanding of intimate partner violence (IPV), I didnt expect to be the one to leave with an epiphany.

On the bus ride back to school, I messaged my ex who had been with me through many of those thrashing years of high school and college:Whenever I hear about methods of control in DV situations, I hear echoes of a younger, way-more-insecure me. I am so sorry you had to deal with that me. Sorry also that it has taken this many years to apologize.

She was floored. I responded that I hoped that the floor was clean. My past certainly has not been. Whats more, I spent much of my life never fully understanding how dirty I was.

Long before I joined Everyday Feminism, I joined Facebook and began reconnecting with childhood folks who knew that younger me. One woman, who I had never been particularly nice to in my adolescence, praised an article I wrote on male privilege and asked how I started to get it.

Though she didnt say it like this, the question I heard, knowing my history, was: How did you go from being such an asshole to a writer for Everyday Feminism?

A fair question, one I more than earned.

But its a complicated question. First, Im still a bit of an asshole, though I make a conscious effort to keep any assholery separate from systems of oppression. Second, I have editors telling me this piece is supposed to be an article, not a memoir.

But the article-length answer is that, over the course of my life, I have found numerous frameworks to help me makes sense of my behaviors and unlearn them, or at least try to.

Lets start with what I learned from working with Domestic Viol...

10:28

Wasserman Schultz About Arrested Aide Imran Awan: I Believe That I Did The Right Thing, And I Would Do It Again "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

DWS invokes the R card. Via Orlando Sentinel: Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz defiantly stands by her decision to keep an information technology aide on her payroll for six months after he was banned from the House network and fired by other members of Congress. I believe that I did the right thing, and I would []

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$14.3 Quadrillion Lien Taken Against All U.S. Land, Real Estate and People on July 28, 2011 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Who established the North American Water and Power Alliance? And why did they really do it? SOTN Editors Note: The following post was sent to the SOTN Editor via the website  Full Article

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Mainstream Scientist Exposes the Dangerous Reality of Chemtrails and Geoengineering "IndyWatch Feed World"

Phillip Schneider, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Over the past few years, the issue of geoengineering has been popularized. Mainstream media, academia, and government almost unanimously support the idea of geoengineering as a perceived solution to climate change while suppressing the evidence that it has actually been in use for some time without our consent. On the other hand, there is a growing number of people who are slowly beginning to understand the reality surrounding chemtrail geoengineering, and opposition is slowly growing.

In a bold move against the establishment, Kate Marvel, a mainstream scientist who specializes in climate change, spoke out at a Ted Talk against the onset of climate engineering with chemtrails, also known as Solar Radiation Management or SRM.

Problematic and Terrifying

Firstly, computer theorist and founding partner of tech company Applied Invention, Danny Hillis, came on stage and proposed a number of geoengineering concepts which could theoretically, turn down the temperature of the earth. These included sending giant parasols into space, putting fizzy water into the ocean, and sending chalk into the atmosphere at a rate of 10 teragrams per year to reflect sunlight and in theory slow the effects of climate change.

Now enters Kate Marvel with the opening line, Danny, you seem so nice, and I hope we can be friends, and you terrify me.

Geoengineering is like going to a doctor who says You have a fever, I know exactly why you have a fever, and were not going to treat that. Were going to give you ibuprofen, and also your nose is going to fall off. ...

10:26

U.S. Senates GMO Salmon Labeling Act To Support And Pass Into Law "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Catherine J. Frompovich If you are into eating salmon, this information may be of vital importance to you, especially if you dont want to...

10:23

The restoration of George W Bush "IndyWatch Feed National"

In an era of Donald Trump, Pauline Hanson and the alt-right, its easy to forget the uniting power that George W Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, had over the world. For the duration of his eight years in power, Bush was a near universal symbol of mockery, derision and utter hatred.

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AWFUL=> Senators Write Bi-Partisan Bill to Prevent Trump From Firing Mueller "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are moving to protect Special Counsel Mueller by writing a bi-partisan bill which would give Mueller a chance to challenge his removal. If the panel found there was no good cause for the counsels removal, the person (Meuller) would be immediately reinstated, Time reports.

Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware plan to introduce the legislation Thursday.

There is ZERO evidence of Russian collusion, yet Senators are moving forward in protecting Special Counsel, Mueller as he expands his probe to possible financial crimes unrelated to Russia. As Democrat lawyer, Alan Dershowitz says, this is a Stalinist witch hunt of show me the man, and Ill find the crime.

Via Time:

Two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are moving to protect Special Counsel Robert Muellers job, putting forth new legislation that aims to ensure the integrity of current and future independent investigations.

Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware plan to introduce the legislation Thursday. The bill would allow any special counsel for the Department of Justice to challenge his or her removal in court, with a review by a three-judge panel within 14 days of the challenge.

The bill would apply retroactively to May 17, 2017 the day Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to investigate allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties between Russia and Donald Trumps campaign.

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One easy reason why aspiring entrepreneurs should look abroad "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

One easy reason why aspiring entrepreneurs should look abroad by Simon Black Sovereign Man Yesterday a good friend of mine came over for lunch to talk about his new business. He has a very simple and compelling concept that...

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David Swanson: The Case for Abolishing War + Transcript "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

by David Swanson Writer, Dandelion Salad Lets Try Democracy August 3, 2017 Remarks on August 3 at Democracy Convention in Minneapolis. Its unusual on Kellogg Blvd. in St. Paul to encounter anyone who knows why its named that. A bunch of us are going to go over there with flyers Saturday morning and I hope []

10:15

ATSI Employment Coordinator "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The University of Notre Dame, WA

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For Your Enjoyment: Nature Is Amazing "IndyWatch Feed National"

I was entirely unfamiliar with Nature Is Amazing (a Twitter channel that bears some small resemblance to WTF, Evolution, though NIA focuses more on behavior than on bodies) until a few minutes ago I was reading a post on the latest in DudeBro culture written by David Futrelle over at WeHuntedTheMammoth. There I learned the important lesson that whether or not dudebro behavior is natural or nurtured, some dudbro behavior isnt all bad:

 

 

Being a dutiful skeptic, I investigated the source of this so-called evidence of redeeming cuteness in some local populations of dudebros. While there, I found evidence for non-mammalian animals experiencing something that might be called fun or curiosity or both:

 

Golf course hazards are apparently more diverse than I thought. My biggest question after watching this second video, however, was just who was holding that birds beer? Other people, of course, might wonder just what kind of bird this is and how common it is for non-mammalian animals to show evidence of having evolved a flexible intelligence that includes the capacity to have fun.

If you have (suggested) answers to any of those questions, please do leave your answers below.

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Trump and Turnbull transcript exposes massive holes in US refugee deal "IndyWatch Feed National"

Transcripts released overnight of the conversation between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reveal that the deal to resettle the men, women and children warehoused on Manus and Nauru by the Australian Government has always been full of holes and is now looking shakier than ever.

The transcript reveals Trumps disdain for the deal and Turnbulls desperation to maintain its facade, with Turnbull pleading with Trump that the deal does not oblige you to take one person and that someone detained on Manus or Nauru might be a future Nobel Prize winning genius.

Daniel Webb, Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, who has visited Manus Island three times to inspect conditions and meet with the men held there, said:

Turnbull was clearly more concerned with appearances than reality - totally preoccupied with maintaining the facade of the deal irrespective of whether or not anyone will actually find safety under it.

The best proof is in the pudding. It's nine months since this deal was announced and not one single person has received safety under it. Hundreds haven't even had an initial interview. It looks highly unlikely anyone will find safety and freedom in America anytime soon and most seem unlikely to ever go at all.

The transcript comes at a dangerous and tense time on Manus Island, where the Australian government is closing the camp around the men it has detained for four years and forcing them out into an environment where they have experienced frequent violence and attacks.

It's not good enough to just sit back and hope for the best from Trump.These lives are in Malcolm Turnbulls hands, not Donald Trumps.

2000 innocent people - 169 children - have had four years of their lives ripped away from them by our government. They deserve a future.

All they want - all they have ever wanted - is a chance at life in freedom and safety. It is cruel and irresponsible for our government to leave them in danger any longer. They must be evacuated to safety immediately.

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#UNRIG Log RV 01 (3 AUG 2017) "IndyWatch Feed War"

I am falling behind. Registering the RV turned into a two-day drill when a piece of the title went missing (my bad, I left it in the copier on the RV). The RV is now titled and registered in Virginia as the property of Earth Intelligence Network. Above and below our our fighting photos of the RV  in front of Congress and in front of the White House. Cynthia McKinney and I pray that Donald Trump will rise to the occasion he said the system is rigged, he needs to personally lead #UNRIG.

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MUST SEE VIDEO=> West Virginia Governor SWITCHES PARTIES TO REPUBLICAN at TRUMP RALLY! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

TRUMP VISITS COAL COUNTRY!

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice switched parties from Democrat to Republican at the Trump rally in West Virginia on Thursday night!

Governor Justice will be the 34th Republican governor in the US today.

Trump Digs Coal!

Governor Justice switched parties tonight at the Trump rally.
This was an incredible moment.

Governor Justice: We hurt a lot of people. We walked away from the old. I came to only get something done. Let me just say this to you as bluntly as I can say it. The Democrats walked away from me. Today I will tell you with lots of prayers and lots and thinking. Today I have to tell you I cant help you any more being a Democrat governor. So tomorrow I will be changing my registration to Republican!

The governor was interrupted by screaming liberal protesters at one point.

Heres the video:

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