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Tuesday, 03 October

01:37

The global impact of huge cyber security events "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The past 12 months have seen a number of unprecedented cyber-attacks in terms of their global scale, impact and rate of spread. Already causing widespread public concern, these attacks only represent a small sample of the wide array of cyber threats we now face. Europols Executive Director Rob Wainwright: The global impact of huge cyber security events such as the WannaCry ransomware epidemic has taken the threat from cybercrime to another level. Banks and other More

01:00

Protecting networks from DNS exfiltration "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Everyone around the globe has heard about the colossal Equifax breach last month. Its implications havent yet been fully calculated except now that the CEO has resigned from his job, we know its serious. However, one fact is clear the data was exfiltrated by hackers. This isnt the first time sensitive information has been pumped out of a big company Anthem, Target, Home Depot, Yahoo are a handful of the recognizable victims of More

00:30

How attackers can take advantage of encrypted tunnels "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Many organizations are not actively examining the encrypted traffic in their network. According to a Venafi survey, roughly a quarter (23%) of security professionals dont know how much of their encrypted traffic is decrypted and inspected. As organizations encrypt more traffic and machine identity usage skyrockets, so do the number of opportunities for cyber criminals, said Nick Hunter, senior technical manager for Venafi. Any type of encrypted tunnel can be exploited in a cyber attack, More

00:19

Two new birdcatcher trees described from Puerto Rico "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

From the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, scientists have described two new species of Pisonia trees a group of notorious birdcatcher trees known to produce sticky seeds that can entangle (and sometimes even kill) birds. The two newly described trees have been named Pisonia horneae and Pisonia roqueae after Frances W. Horne and Ana Roqu de Duprey respectively, two women who spent several decades trying to document plants of Puerto Rico, researchers report in a new study published in PhytoKeys. Just like the two large trees remained unrecognised by science until now, the enormous efforts of these two women, who dedicated part of their lives to botanical work, remained largely unrecognised by the community, Jorge C. Trejo-Torres, researcher at The Institute for Regional Conservation in Florida, U.S., said in a statement. Flowers of Pisonia horneae. Image taken from Caraballo-Ortiz MA, Trejo-Torres JC (2017). Both trees, locally known as corcho, are currently known only from Puerto Rico. So far, the researchers have recorded only isolated individuals or small groups of these trees on ravine banks, cliffs, or rocky areas. These observations might suggest that either trees tend to colonize these particular habitats due to physiological requirements, or that they represent relicts of a former, more continuous population that was severely fragmented during the intense deforestation period experienced in the island for the past centuries, the authors write in the paper. Many species of Pisonia are known to disperse their sticky fruits or seeds via birds. However, whether the newly described species use birds to

Mhh, tja, also so ohne Monitorkabel macht das alles ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Mhh, tja, also so ohne Monitorkabel macht das alles wenig Spa. Ich habe mir also noch Freitag nacht ein neues geklickt, und direkt mal Amazon Prime Trial aktiviert, damit das auch ganz sicher ("garantiert", wie die Webseite sagte) Samstag ankommt. Und was kommt Samstag natrlich nicht an? Richtig.

So ohne Monitor macht das Arbeiten keinen Spa. Ich hoffe mal, das kommt heute.

Berlin ist heute brigens im Wesentlichen lahm gelegt, weil die Schulen alle entschieden haben, wenn Dienstag Feiertag ist, dass man die Kids Montag auch zuhause lassen knnte. Entsprechend haben wir einen relativ krassen, h, Krankenstand. Bei mir ist heute auch ein Termin ausgefallen. Wie? Nein, wegen der anderen Partei. :-)

00:12

Apple TV 4K review The Loop

Solid review from Apple Insider. My concerns are about functionality and price. Read on for details. []

Read this on The Loop

00:00

How US and UK companies address GDPR data protection requirements "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Data privacy is becoming more complex, companies are equally unprepared in both the UK and US to comply with GDPR by the May 2018 deadline, and US companies are investing more in both privacy management and GDPR preparedness. With only eight months to comply with the GDPR, the most sweeping change to data protection in decades, companies all over the world are determining how to best adjust their internal systems and processes in order to More

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Monday, 02 October

23:30

Gartner reveals the 2017 Hype Cycle for Data Management "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

As data becomes ever more distributed across multiple systems, organizations have to cope with increasingly complex ecosystems and digital business requirements. Hype Cycle for Data Management The Gartner Hype Cycle for Data Management helps CIOs, chief data officers (CDOs) and other senior data and analytics leaders understand the maturity of the data management technologies they are evaluating to provide a cohesive data management ecosystem in their organizations. Data management continues to be central to the More

21:10

The Government of Victoria to kill you very safely "IndyWatch Feed National"



It's a great relief to the people in government that their tax slave population cannot comprehend the words they read when it comes to the law (you know Acts, where a proposed law is called a Bill).

The people in (the Victorian) government are literally laughing all the way to the Constitution Act 1975 or Queen of Australia, as they can make whatever laws they please, and the best part about it is all they have to do is distract the herd population with a homosexual marriage survey marketed as a 'vote', lots of footy and beer and maybe a festival for the humans to rummage around in the dirt to affirm their status as cattle.

Make no mistake about it that MP's are a corrupt bunch, with very little regard for the good people of Australia they are supposed to serve.

One law being put into 'force' in Victoria will allow people to kill people (under whatever legitimate pretext, oh pain and suffering that's right) in a scam oops, sorry "scheme" that will be the 'safest in the world', therefore the [people in] government will kill you VERY SAFELY.

Now remember, at law, the people in the Government of Victoria can make law even to kill blue eyed babies if they choose.

Maybe keep an eye out for that Bill during an event that distracts the herd population of Australia.

The people in government cannot even implement due process of law 'safely' and they're going to be killing people 'safely' ?

Now that's not very Christian like, or even Jewish like, let alone very Muslim like.

It also gives the police open slather to kill people (maybe under the pain and suffering pretext) as they are supposed to "protect life and property" as in the policy manual;

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21:09

Video: UN leader speaks out on refugees and stereotyping "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

When opening the General Assembly of the United Nations last week, its General Secretary  Antnio Guterres began by saying I myself am a migrant, as are many of you in this room, observing that safe migration cannot be limited to the global elite.

He went on to say that refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants are not the problem; the problem lies in conflict, persecution and hopeless poverty

Video from the United Nations

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Antnio Guterres at #UNGA

"I myself am a migrant, as are many of you in this room. But no one expected me to risk my life on a leaky boat or to cross a desert in the back of a truck to find employment outside my country of birth.Safe migration cannot be limited to the global elite.Refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants are not the problem; the problem lies in conflict, persecution and hopeless poverty". #ICYMI, United Nations Secretary-General Antnio Guterres at the opening of the General Assembly annual debate last week:See his full speech: bit.ly/UN-SG-UNGA72

Posted by United Nations on Saturday, September 30, 2017

 

 

The post Video: UN leader speaks out on refugees and stereotyping appeared first on The Pen.

21:05

We need personal, everyday action to end violence against women "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Never laugh at a rape joke, speak out against lower wages for women. Dont underestimate the power of everyday activism to uphold justice.

Two women participants in an inter-generational mentoring programme in Uganda. Two women participants in an inter-generational mentoring programme in Uganda. Photo: Gender Based Violence Prevention Network. All rights reserved.Activism can be as soft as a pillow, as hard as a rock. There are untold ways to be an activist. It's never the wrong time to uphold justice and there is always room to balance power. This seems obvious until efforts to end violence against women are talked about like a job that only certain people can do.

Questions remain concerning the best ways to prevent and respond to emotional, physical, sexual or economic violence against women. Yet the key must lie in everyday action, in whatever situation we may find ourselves.

No matter how intense attempts are to normalise violence against women, its crucial to recognise the power of your personal activism. Even when victims get used to their pain, cover scars, or accept death, we cant give up on our ability to positively influence our own and others experiences.

'we cant give up on our ability to positively influence our own and others experiences'

Personal activism is what reaches out and offers safety to the wife who gets beaten or threatened with violence by her drunken husband, even before the police arrives. Its what defends a lesbian from physical and verbal abuse, no matter what the law says. Its what speaks out against lower wages for women doing the same job as men, even before a court action.

We usually have grand ideas about activism, thinking that the big rallies, protests on the streets, or the hashtags that make news headlines are the only worthy actions. But often expressions of collective activism like these re...

20:59

Suresh Rajan in defence of Father Chris Bedding "IndyWatch Feed National"

The first time I met the man, I was at an event at St Georges Cathedral in Perth. He slapped me on the back and made some humorous remark about my atheism and the irony of my attendance at a church. A few months later, literally within days of the siege occurring at the Lindt []

20:30

Resistance Movement: State of Mission Report September 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Pandora in progress, EELA in progress, B96 removal in progress. Systems/Isidic security breach deflection in progress, red alert at 504. PB removal attempt in progress, drastic PPN security breach, in deflection. HVBN  substable to stable. M minimum requirements met.

This article (Resistance Movement: State of Mission Report September 2017) was originally published on The Portal and syndicated by The Event Chronicle.

20:28

Catalan referendum: preliminary results show 90% in favour of independence "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Thousands rally for unity across Spain ahead of Catalonia vote

Catalan officials have claimed that preliminary results of its referendum have shown 90% in favour of independence in the vote vehemently opposed by Spain.

20:27

Las Vegas Shooting Still Developing Hunt on For Asian Woman "IndyWatch Feed National"

by Dee McLachlan

20 to 40 killed, and at least 100 injured. I heard on the radio that it was a lone wolf, but in an ABC report 25 minutes ago, a Las Vegas correspondent report more than one shooter. Concert-goers saw muzzle flashes from the upper floors of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, shooting down at the Harvest music festival. 

I heard one report of multiple shooters from multiple hotels, but this may be false. The express.co.uk write:

the gunman was tracked down to the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay where he was shot and killed Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) said the suspected gunman is dead but his companion Marilou Danley, an Asian woman who was travelling with the killer before the shooting, is still at large and a person of interest The suspect has been identified as a Las Vegas resident

I was checking a Marilou Danleys Facebook page which was suddenly removed.

The Daily Star adds, They appear to match a description of a couple escorted out the concert shortly before the shooting. But an account from a girl at the concert said it was a Mexican couple, that were telling concert goers that they were going to die. They were then escorted out of the festival.

There have been several attacks on music festivals and shows France, the UK and now the US. When is it Australias turn? Let us hope not. More information is required to determine whether this is a false flag or not. We will update this post as more information comes in.

Update:

There is a plea for video evidence, Anybody that may have cell phone video or any type of video that would be of benefit to the investigation, please respond to the LVPD HQ and we will take custody of that video.

LVMPD tweet At this time there is in excess of 50 deceased and over 200 injured individuals. and we have located the female person of int...

20:24

The Rise of Neo-Fascism in Germany : Alternative fr Deutschland Enters the Parliament "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

An AfD demonstration.

Last weeks elections in Germany brought the ultra-nationalist, neo-fascist, and partly neo-Nazi party Alternative fr Deutschland (AfD) into the German parliament for the first time with approximately 13% of the vote. They join the far-right parties that have significant political power in over a dozen other European countries. Why is the far-right gaining ground in German politics? And what can partisans of freedom and equality do to halt their advance?

From 1933 to 2017, democracy has offered fascists a road to power in Germany.

The victory of the AfD is just the latest consequence of a process that has been unfolding over several years. We can situate them in the continuity of fascist political activity in Germany since 1945. Starting in 2014 with the rise of far-right street movements like Pegida, an acronym for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West, a large part of German society has moved towards reactionary positions.

This was part of the global wave of reaction beginning that year in the wake of revolutionary upheavals from Greece and Egypt to Spain, Turkey, and Brazil, including the Occupy movement in the US. After the window of revolutionary potential closed, the far right struck back, taking advantage of the unresolved crises to rally people against scapegoatsfor example, fomenting anti-immigrant resentment in response to the waves of refugees arriving from economic disaster areas and war zones in Centr...

20:22

Mac OS X Local Javascript Quarantine Bypass "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by filippo . cavallarin on Oct 02

Advisory ID: SGMA17-002
Title: Mac OS X Local Javascript Quarantine Bypass
Product: Mac OS X
Version: 10.12, 10.11, 10.10 and probably prior
Vendor: apple.com
Type: DOM Based XSS
Risk level: 3 / 5
Credits: filippo.cavallarin () wearesegment com
CVE: N/A
Vendor notification: 2017-07-15
Vendor fix: 2017-09-25...

20:22

VAXXED TOUR QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network Inc. AVN
I am asking humbly if you would share this post with everyone you know in QLD.
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R6DB hacked. Rainbow Six Siege services database wiped and held for ransom "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

R6DB online gaming service that provides statistics for Rainbow Six Siege gamers, was hit by hackers who wiped its database and held the data for ransom.

The gaming industry is a privileged target for hackers, in the past several groups targeted the major company in the industry for profit and fun.

This time hackers targeted the R6DB service that provides statistics for Rainbow Six Siege players.

The hackers breached the service on September 30 and wiped the database, a PostgreSQL installation, asking the payment of a ransom.

The service went down over the weekend, in a statement released on Sunday, R6DB confirmed the attack and said that an automated bot accessed their server, wiped the archive, and left a ransom note.

In response to the incident, R6DB wipes the targeted server and completely reinstalled it. The company is currently working to restore as much of the wiped information as possible, unfortunately, some data should be definitively lost.

R6DB

Such kind of attack is not new, in the recent months, security experts reported waves of incursions in databases left open on the Internet.

Hackers targeted MongoDBElasticSearchMySQL, Cassandra,...

20:21

"IndyWatch Feed War"

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20:18

Nuriye Glmen Semih zaka "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

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20:15

The Fragility of the North Korean Nuclear Showdown "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Fragility of the North Korean Nuclear Showdown by Jim Rickards Daily Reckoning Right now, theres no doubt that the greatest threat to world peace in general, and the U.S., in particular is coming from the Democratic Peoples Republic...

The post The Fragility of the North Korean Nuclear Showdown appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:15

More than 20 dead and 100 injured in shooting on Las Vegas Strip "IndyWatch Feed War"

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By David Montero and Alene Tchekmedyian
Los Angeles Times
Reported from Las Vegas

More than 20 people were killed and at least 100 others injured after a gunman opened fire Sunday night at a country music festival opposite the Mandalay Bay hotel and resort on the Las Vegas Strip, authorities said.

University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen said the hospital is still evaluating the condition of many patients with gunshot wounds in the wake of the shooting, but at least 14 were in critical condition.

Police reported that the suspect, a Las Vegas resident whose name was not immediately released, was dead.

Right now we believe its a solo act, a lone wolf attacker, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sheriff Joe Lombardo said.

Authorities said the gunman appeared to have begun firing at 10:08 p.m. from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel toward the concert venue across the street.

Officers entered the room and engaged the suspect. He is dead, currently, Lombardo said.

The sheriff said police are seeking to interview a woman, identified as Marilou Danley, who was believed to be traveling with the suspect. We have not located her at this time, and we are interested in talking to her for a follow-up, Lombardo said.

Two of the dead may include a pair of off-duty police officers who were attending the concert, Lombardo said....

20:15

Cobra: Short Situation Update "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Cobra - Resistance Movement

By Cobra

Anomaly associated with the Black Stone is removed.

What is remaining are the remnants of the Yaldabaoth plasma entity with plasma toplet bombs and plasma anomaly associated with it, and a few more plasma parasitic entities that were until now hidden within the body of Yaldabaoth and are now getting more active as Yaldabaoth is weakened more and more. All these entities are also full of plasma toplet bombs and plasma anomaly.

I will mention two of those plasmoid entities here and they will be cleared and removed exactly in the same way as Yaldabaoth.

The first one is a wormlike entity that was teleported through the Congo portal from Rigel star system between 1996 and 1999. This entity is trying to cut the surface population from Light, it is trying to suppress spiritual growth and the Ascension process. This entity is carrying the vast majority of all still existing advanced plasma scalar weapons in its body and is using an advanced fuzzy logic computer program to direct those weapons to suppress Lightworkers and Lightwarriors as much as possible. The removal of this entity is top priority for the Light forces right now.

To refresh your memory, these are circumstances associated with the arrival of this entity to planet Earth:

http://2012portal.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-great-forgetting-of-1996.html

The second entity is a less powerful wormlike entity that was teleported to Earth between December 2004 and June 2007. This entity is trying to suppress the Goddess presence and Goddess mysteries.

There are also many lesser plasmoid parasitic entities that escaped to Earth during the purification of the plasma of the Solar System in the years between 2001 and 2017.

If you feel so guided, you can use the following meditation to help dissolving alt those plasmoid entities and toplet bombs associated with them:

https://spearoflight.blogspot.com/2017/09/toplet...

20:15

Neocons Want Trump Acting Tougher on Russia "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The legislation prevents Trump from lifting sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea without congressional permission - for sure not forthcoming.

How Syria"s Victory Reshapes Mideast "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The failure of the U.S.-Israeli-Saudi regime change project in Syria changes the future of the Mideast, possibly ushering in an era of greater secularism and tolerance, writes ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke.  

20:14

Why the UK never felt 'at home' in the EU "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Progressives of whatever Brexit persuasion should beware of adopting UK or EU identities wholesale - both are built on historical amnesia.

Image: London Brexit protest, March 2017. Wikicommons, Creative Commons License.

One passage of Theresa Mays Florence speech to raise eyebrows was her claim that the UK never felt totally at home in the EU. Perhaps, she reflected to an audience of British journalists, because of our history and geography, the EU never felt to us like an integral part of our national story in the way it does to so many elsewhere in Europe.

Prominent Brits from Simon Schama to J.K Rowling to Lord Adonis bristled at the suggestion, pointing to the narrow margin for Leave and the fact that for many Britons, the EU is an integral part of their story.    

Theresa Mays observation was certainly awkward, delivered while visiting an EU Member State without having made much of an effort to get to know the locals. But was it, on the whole, incorrect?

In 2013 the UK came bottom of an EU Commission survey asking EU citizens whether they felt you are a citizen of the EU....

20:12

Apples tax benefits in Ireland are illegal "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Economist James Henry KIM BROWN, TRNN REPORTER: Welcome to The Real News Network. Im Kim Brown. Does Apple deserve tax breaks on sales in Europe? Well, not according to the European Union, who handed down a hefty tax bill to the tech giant on Tuesday. ~~~ MARGRETHE VESTAGER, EUROPEAN COMPETITION COMMISSIONER: The European Commission has []

20:12

[SECURITY] [DSA 3987-1] firefox-esr security update "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Moritz Muehlenhoff on Oct 02

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3987-1 security () debian org
https://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
September 29, 2017 https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : firefox-esr
CVE ID : CVE-2017-7793 CVE-2017-7805...

20:08

Pluto's "Bladed Terrain" Caused by Methane Erosion "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Pluto has a unique (and slow) climate cycle:

A new study of Pluto's bizarre "bladed terrain", which stretches as high as skyscrapers on Earth, has identified them as being composed largely of methane ice, formed through erosion caused by long-term changes in the dwarf planet's climate.

Discovered by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft during its July 2015 Pluto flyby, the bladed terrain, which resembles huge "knife blades" pointing up, has mystified scientists, who could not explain the formation's origin.

For the group of researchers led by New Horizons team member Jeffrey Moore of NASA's Ames Research Center in California, the first clue about the terrain's origin is that it is located at the highest altitudes on Pluto's surface in regions near the equator. At these high altitudes, methane can freeze out of the atmosphere and fall to the ground as snow. Like Earth, Pluto has a hydrologic cycle of evaporation and condensation, but one that uses methane instead of water.

That hydrologic cycle has driven the formation of its bladed terrains and giant ridges. "When we realized that bladed terrain consists of tall deposits of methane ice, we asked ourselves why it forms all of these ridges, as opposed to just being big blobs of ice on the ground," Moore said. "It turns out that Pluto undergoes climate variation[,] and[,] sometimes, when Pluto is a little warmer, the methane ice begins to basically 'evaporate' away."


Original Submission

Read more of this story at SoylentNews.

20:02

[SECURITY] [DSA 3986-1] ghostscript security update "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Salvatore Bonaccorso on Oct 02

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3986-1 security () debian org
https://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso
September 29, 2017 https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : ghostscript
CVE ID : CVE-2017-9611 CVE-2017-9612...

20:01

Cllr. PARNABY and the Law of Holes "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Cllr.  PARNABY and the Law of Holes

  • an In My View article by NIGEL WARD reporting on the return of ERYC Leader Councillor Stephen PARNABY OBE and the Law of Holes When you find yourself in a hole stop digging!.

~~~~~

Following a period of silence and apparent inaction from ERYC Leader Councillor Stephen PARNABY [Con.] during which he has remained apparently unperturbed (except for that long-belated declaration of interests in Arvarto Government Services Ltd)  and even throughout the ruthless campaign of exposure mounted by Cottingham developer Mr Peter ROBINSON the Leader has at last popped his head above the rim in the form of an emailed letter to all ERYC Councillors all, that is, except Councillor Andy STRANGEWAY [Ind.].

The main contender for the true motivation behind Councillor PARNABYs action will quickly become apparent to readers who study the content of that letter, with the benefit of my indented annotations (in blue type):

Download the PDF file PARNABY_Letter_290917.

Time to stop digging, Councillor PARNABY.

Andy STRANGEWAY reports, here.

20:00

Stephen Hawking blames Tory politicians for damaging NHS "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Stephen Hawking has accused ministers of damaging the NHS, blaming the Conservatives in a passionate and sustained attack for slashing funding, weakening the health service though privatisation, demoralising staff by curbing pay and cutting social care support. The renowned 75-year-old physicist was speaking to promote an address he will give on Saturday outlining how he []

20:00

JUST IN: Ex-Kaduna governor Mouktar Muhammed is dead "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A former governor of Kaduna State, Mouktar Muhammed, is dead. The late Muhammed who was a retired air vice marshal, died Sunday evening, according to a Facebook announcement by his younger brother, Faruk Dalhatu. Mr. Muhammed reportedly died in a London hospital Mr. Dalhatu, who described the deceased as patriarch of the Dalhatu family gave the cause of his death as cancer. The retired military officer was the first governor of Kaduna State after its creation in 1977 by the military administration of Olusegun Obasanjo. He had earlier served as...

The post JUST IN: Ex-Kaduna governor Mouktar Muhammed is dead appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

20:00

GRAVITOBIOLOGY AND THE HUMAN SOUL "IndyWatch Feed War"

Thomas Bearden, a former U.S. Colonel and physicist of a high order, wrote about the relationship of unified (meaning: including gravity) hyper-dimensional physics and

The post GRAVITOBIOLOGY AND THE HUMAN SOUL appeared first on Giza Death Star.

20:00

10 Years after Northern Rock "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

10 Years after Northern Rock is the UK more or less likely to see another bank run? Stephen Clarke Bank Underground, 19 SEPTEMBER 2017           (Northern Rock image Lee Jordan Flickr, reproduced from wikimedia commons under CCA licence) Ten years ago this month, queues of people started to form early in

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19:57

Rights group accuses Jordan of 'summarily deporting' Syrian refugees "IndyWatch Feed War"

Undefined

Jordan hosts hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees who have fled a six-year war in their home country

19:56

Debt Rattle October 2 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Claude Monet Boulevard des Capucines 1873   Catalans Signal They May Declare Independence Within a Week (BBG) Catalan Referendum Results Show 90% In Favour Of Independence (G.) Catalan Independence Referendum Is A Smokescreen For Other Issues (Ind.) Global Retirement Reality: A $400 Trillion Shortfall (Mauldin) Hedge Funds Are Dancing On

The post Debt Rattle October 2 2017 appeared first on The Automatic Earth.

19:55

Las Vegas Mass Shooting Eyewitness: Crazy Women Warned Concert Goers That Everyone Was Going To Die 45 Minutes Before Shooting "IndyWatch Feed World"

In yet another startling revelation in a night full of pure craziness, an eyewitness to the shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 20 people dead and over 100 injured has claimed that a women pushed her way to the front of the concert 45 mins before the actual shooting and threatened everyone around that they would soon be dead.

So there was a lady who pushed her way forward into the first row and she started messing with another lady. She told us we were all going to die tonight it was about forty five minutes before the shots were fired, stated the witness.

Obviously this eyewitness report brings forth a ton of extremely important questions.

Where did security take this women and what did she actually know?

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19:55

The trick behind Occult systems "IndyWatch Feed World"

by Jon Rappoport

October 1, 2017

Back to imagination. The fountainhead.

The thing about imagination is that it has no timetable. Read More

19:54

Could ISIS Have a Hand in the Vegas Horror? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Screenshot from the video published last May in which ISIS warned Las VegasScreenshot from the video published in May 2017 in which ISIS warned Las VegasAt this stage we have no indication as to the motive behind the Las Vegas

At this time we do not know the motive for the Las Vegas mass shooting October 1. What follows is a an analysis of the scenario that this is an ISIS attack:

 

Four months ago, Clarion Project published a newly-released ISIS video (see below) featuring the famous Las Vegas strip. The scenes from Las Vegas appear to be filmed from a car, hinting at an Islamic State presence in the city.

Authorities have been on alert since the clip was made public.

Some 20 people were dead with as many as 100 injured. At press time, at least one shooter was in custody following the shooting attack on a music festival in Las Vegas.

Nothing is known as yet about the motivations of the shooter, although it is likely in any event that  ISIS will take responsibility. The terror groups routing in Syria and Iraq which signaled the virtual destruction of their self-declared caliphate means the group must prove its continued relevance to its many supporters and the West.

A spectacular attack in an American city would do just that.

Even if the shooter is not connected to ISIS, Islamist terror groups will certainly use the event to sow fear in the eyes of the American public. That fear kicked in soon after the shooting with a reported bomb threat to the nearby Luxor Hotel creating further panic.

Warning: This film includes violent scenes.

19:52

Trend Micro OfficeScan v11.0 and XG (12.0)* CURL (MITM) Remote Code Execution CVE-2017-14084 (apparitionsec / hyp3rlinx) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by apparitionsec on Oct 02

[+] Credits: John Page (aka hyp3rlinx)
[+] Website: hyp3rlinx.altervista.org
[+] Source:
http://hyp3rlinx.altervista.org/advisories/CVE-2017-14084-TRENDMICRO-OFFICESCAN-XG-CURL-MITM-REMOTE-CODE-EXECUTION.txt
[+] ISR: ApparitionSec

Vendor:
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www.trendmicro.com

Product:
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19:51

Is this what Spain is about? Catalans look to EU after referendum crackdown "IndyWatch Feed War"

AFP

Jose Jordan, AFP | Supporters of Catalan independence gather on Barcelonas main square as they wait for the results of the October 1 referendum on independence from Spain.

Text by Sgolne ALLEMANDOU

Latest update : 2017-10-02

Catalan separatists are hoping Sundays violent police crackdown on those trying to vote in an independence referendum will persuade EU leaders to intervene in their intensifying dispute with the government in Madrid.

An elderly woman forcibly dragged from a polling booth, another with blood trickling down her face and police attacking firefighters as they tried to protect the crowds of Catalan voters all of this in a stable European democracy.

The shocking scenes of violence that marred Catalonias independence vote on Sunday made headlines around the world, threatening to turn the already divisive vote into a public relations debacle for Spains central government.

The actions of the authorities contrasted sharply with the calm determination and composure shown by those who turned out to take part in a vote that Spains constitutional court had declared illegal.

View image on Twitter...

19:49

Bill Black: Marriage and the Jobs Guarantee "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Conservatives are trying to blame low rates of marriage among the young on anything but the state of the economy and the job market.

19:45

Systemic Age Discrimination in Tech, even as Tech Workers Get Better with Age "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Systemic Age Discrimination in Tech, even as Tech Workers Get Better with Age by Wolf Richter Wolf Street But ageism exists across all industries, not just Tech. Many people have seen this with their own eyes as it happened...

The post Systemic Age Discrimination in Tech, even as Tech Workers Get Better with Age appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:45

Gallup: Trump Has Record-Low Approval Ratings "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

U.S. President Donald Trumps latest job-approval rating in Gallups latest poll (which was taken during Sep 18-24, 2017), is 38%...

19:43

More Than 20 Killed, Over 100 Injured in Las Vegas Concert Shooting "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Shooting broke out on the last night of the three-day Route 91 Harvest festival, a sold-out event attended by thousands.

Las vegas shooting

Las Vegas Metro Police and medical workers stage in the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard South after a mass shooting at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. Credit: Reuters/Las Vegas Sun/Steve/Marcus

Las Vegas, Nevada: A gunman opened fire at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on last night, killing at least 20 people and wounding more than 100 others before the suspect was killed by police.

Police described the suspect as being a local Las Vegas man who acted alone, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said at a briefing. But authorities were seeking an Asian female who police described as a companion of the suspect, he said.

They said that rumours of other shootings in the area were false. Off-duty police were believe to be among the victims.

Witnesses on social media said the shooting broke out on the last night of the three-day Route 91 Harvest festival, a sold-out event attended by thousands and featuring top acts such as Eric Church, Sam Hunt and Jason Aldean.

US media, including Fox News, reported that Aldean was performing around 10.45 pm local time on Sunday when the rampage began but that he had been bundled safely off stage at the event outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in the Nevada...

19:43

Trend Micro OfficeScan v11.0 and XG (12.0)* Unauthorized Start Remote Process Code Execution / DOS - INI Corruption CVE-2017-14086 (apparitionsec / hyp3rlinx) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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19:40

End This Evil Holocaust Deception and Let Angelika Live "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

From Web Archive

End This Evil Holocaust Deception and Let Angelika Live

By Mike James in Germany 18 May 2008

This article is dedicated to that great American patriot and Rhodesian war hero, J. Bruce Campbell, whose website, judicial-inc.biz, has been shut down (but subsequently brought back online. Ed) for his having exposed the Austrian Dungeon Monster, Josef Fritzl, as a Jew. [1]

Just eight months ago, a neighbour of mine gave birth to one of the most astonishingly beautiful babies I have ever seen in my life. Angelika is a giggling, blue-eyed little cherub whose irrepressible curiosity and propensity for breaking things to see whats inside of them sometimes drives her mother to distraction. She laughs easily, and is delighted by almost everything and everyone she sees.

Angelika is a child of God. She is German, healthy, intuitive, highly intelligent and a naturally loving and trusting little human being with an enormous potential for creativity. She represents the future of a vibrantly free humanity and is a potential exemplar of true womanhood. She embodies everything the Jews hate and wish to destroy.

Within just a few years, this child will be exposed to the monstrous evil of a blood libel that will make her forever loathe her own parentage and nation. Her mind will be poisoned by teachers who will tell her wicked lies about things that simply did not happen and she will be told that Christianity is at the heart of anti-Semitism. In line with the Jew Morgenthaus hatred of the German people and his belief that all Germans are genetically evil and should be castrated at birth [2], she will be taught that she has blood on her hands simply for being born into one of the most remarkable races of human beings that ever walked the face of this planet.

Will Angelika be one of the many thousands of young Germans who eventually abandon their beautiful country for fear of the Jews or hatred of their own kind, never to return? Or will she willingly accept her place as a tax-slave to the illegal, devil-worshipping Ashkenazi state of Israel and bow down to the occult six-pointed star, the Mark of the Beast? [3]

The odds are that she will, because t...

19:40

Merkels Bavarian allies insist on conservative unity before coalition talks "IndyWatch Feed War"

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Bellevue Castle in Berlin September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

BERLIN (Reuters) The head of Bavarias Christian Social Union (CSU) has insisted Angela Merkels conservatives must agree policies on immigration limits, pensions and healthcare before they can open coalition negotiations with two other parties.

CSU leaders stung by a drop in support of more than 10 percent in the Sept. 24 elections have redoubled their insistence on a 200,000 per year cap on immigration, a demand that Merkel has rejected, complicating her efforts to form a new government.

CSU leader Horst Seehofer told a group of politicians that the conservative allies could not begin negotiating with the environmental Greens and pro-business Free Democrats until the issues were resolved, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Monday.

It said the Bavarian premier, who is fending off calls for his own resignation, said the two parties faced their biggest challenge since 1976 when his predecessor, Franz-Josef Strauss, threatened for weeks to break up the alliance.

Seehofer, whose biggest challenger is Bavarian finance minister Markus Soeder, is due to meet with Merkel and other top officials on Sunday, the paper said.

The conflict inside the conservative camp is straining Merkels already difficult task of bringing together parties with big differences on energy, Europe, migration and taxes.

Armin Laschet, premier of Germanys most populous region, North Rhine-Westphalia, said at the weekend that Merkels -Christian Democratic Union (CDU) would not make a coalition at any cost, and that the Greens would have to step back from some of their demands.

Merkel has sought to keep the door open for a renewal of her grand coalition with the Social Democrats that has ruled for the past four years, but the SPD is determined to stay in opposition after suffering its worst result since 1933.

We got 20.5 percent of the vote. That is not a mandate to govern, SPD Secretary General Hubertus Heil told broadcaster ARD on Monday.

He accused the other parties of theatrics and stalling coalition negotiations until after state elections on Oct. 15 in L...

19:40

I'll Rationalize Trump's Behavior "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I'm a little frustrated with Nate Silver's frustration. I understand the basic impulse to rage against anyone who attributes a single positive attribute to Donald Trump, even if the positive attribute (cunning, savvy, foresight, intuition) is in the service of a negative goal. But Silver needs to reckon with three things.

First, Donald Trump defied all the experts to win the primaries against eleventy billion competitors, and he stunned the world by executing an Electoral College inside straight that came out pretty much exactly how he and his advisers said it would come out, with the Rust Belt falling in his column. This wasn't some accident that had nothing to do with their plan.

Second, all the way along his path to victory, he was scolded by the media and Republican consultants and by many of his own handlers for going off script and saying needlessly stupid or offensive things. The list is too long to detail, but we all know the list. He generally wasn't hurt by these antics in the places where he needed to win, and collectively they pretty much describe why he won in those areas.

Three, even though there is no doubt that Trump acts impulsively and from base instincts and emotions much of the time, and even though he clearly doesn't understand the rules of politics or the separation of powers very well, he is usually following a rough process laid out for him by advisers. If he goes off script, which he does often, there is still an overall intentionality and plan he is following. The advice he has received is retained however imperfectly in his head and plays a part in how he behaves.

Taken in combination, these three things explain what we see. His plan for victory entailed crafting a message on the economy and on cultural issues that would help him win where previous Republicans had consistently lost, without ceding traditional Republican territory. He executed that plan. What he learned from his success is that the scolds in the existing political firmament were clueless and that his intuition was a better guide than the analysis of polls or any common wisdom that could be found anywhere. He learned that he had wide latitude to say whatever the fuck he wants, no matter how uninformed or hateful, and that far from being harmed by it, it would serve as the source of his appeal and strength.

Maybe Trump's success says more about the character of our nation in this moment in time than it does about his political intuition, but it seems as if there is enough of a match that it hardly makes a difference which one you want to emphasize. What doesn't seem warranted is to reject the idea completely that Trump is following his political intuition when he does things like attack black athletes...

Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Did President Trump add $33 million to Puerto Ricos debt by bankrupting a golf course there? No? Not really? Not if we're being fair?

Okay, maybe we shouldn't say that then. Right?

Maybe we can have the Russians say if for us on Facebook instead, and we can help them target it to the most persuadable registered voters we need to win in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Or maybe we can just make shit up and say that Trump has HIV and paid for thirty abortions. Maybe some foreign country will spread those rumors around for us. Maybe we can tell anyone who asks about the rumors that we don't know if they're true or not.

Maybe Trump's mother was a prostitute and he was born in an outhouse. Maybe it doesn't matter whether someone fact-checks this.

Maybe we play by one set of rules and the other side thinks that rules are for suckers.

No, Trump isn't responsible for adding to Puerto Rico's debt. On the other hand, who can say?

Discuss

19:38

Window bird feeder in the USA "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from North Carolina in the USA says about itself:

1 October 2017

Clear Acrylic Window Bird Feeders are a lot of fun. A review and test of the MOOKZZ Clear Acrylic Window Bird Feeder gets me up close and personal to my favorite small mountain songbirds. The link to this bird feeder on Amazon is here where it is the cheapest of this type of bird feeder available and of high quality. If you order it through this link a tiny portion of the sale goes toward supporting the Backyard creatures.

A second full test will be completed in Florida next month and hopefully some Painted Buntings will take to it just like the Chickadees and Titmice. It is easy to install and depending on what window you use it is totally squirrel proof as in my installation here as there is no way for the squirrels to get to it they havent figured out to climb siding yet. You can also install and refill the feeder by just opening a window if you have it high off the ground like this one. All in all a barrel of fun for bird-lovers and of course the birds. I have mine on the window over my computer desk so Im watching Chickadees and Titmice come and go and hammer away at sunflower seeds all day long just inches from my computer screen, very relaxing and you learn even more about these industrious little birds.

Thanks for watching.

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19:36

Interview with J. Bruce Campbell, American Revolutionary "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Is J. Bruce Campbell the author of Judicial-Inc?

Is this the Reverend Jacob Judicial? [1]

I became aware of this today via this article.

According to his apparent website, J.B. Campbell was prominent in the modern militia movement, and authored a book entitled The New American Man  A Call to Arms.

In an article here Campbell claims that the Mossad attempted to kill him several times in 2003.  In my opinioin, his writing style, opinions and the topics he discusses strongly support that he may have been the author of Judicial-Inc.   The sarcastic and irreverent stance towards Christianity that was characteristic of Judicial-Inc now makes sense, as in this article Campbell identifies as a sort of agnostic and expresses his animosity towards Christianity, believing it to be a tool of the jews.

I, the editor of this blog, am compelled to state that while I agree with Campbell that the religion called Christianity is now under the control of jews, this does not mean that all the ideals at the source of this religion are false.  I strongly believe in the existence of a Creator, and that this Creator revealed himself to the prophets as recorded in the Bible.  The problem is that much of the Holy Scriptures have been tampered with by the jews, and that many false doctrines have been introduced to severely corrupt the true doctrines as originally given by the Heavenly Father and the Messiah.  I am a strong believer in what some call Christian Identity and believe that this theology is restoring the true message from the Creator.  Further, this belief system is THE answer to the jewish problem and the survival of the white/European peoples, as the white/European peoples are the true descendants of the Israelites. and the jews are identified as literal children of Satan who the Creator has commanded the Israelites (Europeans) to destroy.

He...

19:34

Trend Micro OfficeScan v11.0 and XG (12.0)* Unauthorized Remote Encryption Key Disclosure CVE-2017-14083 (apparitionsec / hyp3rlinx) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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19:33

Gunman with Automatic Weapon Opens Fire on Concert Goers at Vegas Route 91 Harvest Music Festival At Least 20 Dead 100 Injured "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

A gunman opened fire on the crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival next to the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas.  At least 20 people are reported dead with 100 injured.

The sold out event with many of the biggest names in country music was in progress when shots were fired.  Videos of the event show the concert in progress and then suddenly multiple gun shots from an automatic weapon being fired.

Heres another video of the event. The shooter or shooters started firing and then paused and started firing again.

Police have confirmed at least one suspect is down.

Update: The primary shooter is confirmed dead.

The suspect shooter is dead but his companion Marilou Danley is still at large, according to Joseph Lombardo, the sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan police department.

 

The post...

19:30

On Gandhi Jayanti, a Reminder That Gandhi Believed in the Spirited Women of India "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The liberation Mahatma Gandhi sought for women is still more an ideal than a reality.

Gandhi on Women is a glimpse into the lives of women, who stood, unsung, on the periphery of the countrys struggle for independence. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

A speech by Mahatma Gandhi at the Second Gujarat Educational Conference, held on October 20, 1917, contains an unusual denunciation. Gandhi quotes from a doha by Tulsidas:

Tulsidas says at one place: The drum, the fool, the Sudra, the animal and the woman all these need beating.

I adore Tulsidasji, but my adoration is not blind. Either this couplet is an interpolation, or, if it is his, he must have written it without much reflection, following the tradition in his time.

The condemnation of the doha in a speech that critiques the state of education of both men and women is indicative of Gandhis preoccupations at the time. The speech in itself may antagonise contemporary readers, feminist groups and educationalists, for it recommends a segregation in the method of instruction of boys and girls after a certain age:

There must be provision, therefore, for separate arrangements for the education of women after their attaining a certain age. They should be taught the management of the home, the things they should or should not do during pregnancy and the nursing and care of children.

But Gandhi also deliberates upon womens education as an absolute necessity, and the...

19:28

Prayer and Meditation for Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Come! let us go to implore the favor of the LORD Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Tuesday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 456

Reading 1 ZEC 8:20-23

Thus says the LORD of hosts:
There shall yet come peoples,
the inhabitants of many cities;
and the inhabitants of one city shall approach those of another,
and say, Come! let us go to implore the favor of the LORD;
and, I too will go to seek the LORD.
Many peoples and strong nations shall come
to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem
and to implore the favor of the LORD.
Thus says the LORD of hosts:
In those days ten men of every nationality,
speaking different tongues, shall take hold,
yes, take hold of every Jew by the edge of his garment and say,

Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.

Responsorial Psalm PS 87:1B-3, 4-5, 6-7

R. (Zec 8:23) God is with us.
His foundation upon the holy mountains
the LORD loves:
The gates of Zion,
more than any dwelling of Jacob.
Glorious things are said of you,
O city of God!
R. God is with us.
I tell of Egypt and Babylon
among those that know the LORD;
Of Philistia, Tyre, Ethiopia:
This man was born there.
And of Zion they shall say:
One and all were born in her;
And he who has established her
is the Most High LORD.
R. God is with us.
They shall note, when the peoples are enrolled:
This man was born there.
And all shall sing, in their festive dance:
My home is within you.
R. God is with us.

Alleluia MK 10...

19:27

More False Flag Ops as the Deep State is Losing on Every Battlefront "IndyWatch Feed War"

The script has been overused for some time, but as madmen they are, they must continue to unleash their MK-ULTRA assets to whenever theres a need to sway publics attention from the multi-pronged offensive against their well-built institutions of control. The Mandalay Bay casino active shooting today comes right after ISIS claims responsibility for the Continue reading More False Flag Ops as the Deep State is Losing on Every Battlefront

19:27

Monarch Airlines collapses, UK Civil Aviation to airlift 110K stranded passengers (info) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Monarch Airlines has collapsed and issued a statement in the early morning hours of Monday, October 2nd 2017. British Civil Aviation is launching an airlift operation in order to bring home 110,000 passengers. According to Independent, passengers booked on the first wave of Monarch flights were already at five UK airports, baffled at being unable

The post Monarch Airlines collapses, UK Civil Aviation to airlift 110K stranded passengers (info) appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

19:23

Children Exposed to Chemicals in 9/11 Dust Show Early Signs of Risk of Heart Disease "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Sixteen years after the collapse of the World Trade Center towers sent a cloud of toxic debris across Lower Manhattan, children living nearby who likely breathed in the ash and fumes are showing early signs of risk for future heart disease. This is the main finding of an analysis by NYU Langone Health researchers of []

19:23

Trend Micro OfficeScan v11.0 and XG (12.0)* Unauthorized Change Prevention Image File Execution Bypass (apparitionsec / hyp3rlinx) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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19:20

Knifeman Yelling Allahu Akbar Shot Dead After Killing Two Women in France "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Travellers walk past French police and soldiers who secure a street near the Saint-Charles train station (Rear) after French soldiers shot and killed a man who stabbed two women to death at the main train station in Marseille, France, October 1, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Travellers walk past French police and soldiers who secure a street near the Saint-Charles train station (Rear) after French soldiers shot and killed a man who stabbed two women to death at the main train station in Marseille, France, October 1, 20...

19:19

Spanish PM Faces Crisis After Violent Secession Vote in Catalonia "IndyWatch Feed War"

BARCELONA Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy faces Spains biggest constitutional crisis in decades after Sundays violence-marred independence referendum in Catalonia opened the door for its wealthiest region to move for secession as early as this week.

'There was no independence referendum in Catalonia today' Spain PM

The streets of Barcelona, the Catalan capital, were quiet on Monday, but newspaper editorials said the banned referendum, in which Catalan officials said 90 percent of voters had chosen to leave Spain, had set the stage for a decisive clash between Madrid and the region.

It could all get worse, the moderate Catalan newspaper La Vanguardia said in an editorial after Spanish police used batons and rubber bullets to disrupt the vote, sparking violence that Catalan officials say injured around 840 people.

Were entering a phase of strikes and street protests and with more movement, more repression.

Catalonia is a center of industry and tourism accounting for a fifth of Spains economy, a production base for major multi-nationals from Volkswagen to Nestle, and home to Europes fastest-growing shipping port.

Catalonias regional leader declared late on Sunday that voters had earned the right to independence and said he would present the results to the regions parliament, which then had the power to move a motion of independence.

Carles Puigdemonts comments...

19:16

Former aviation minister urges federal government to lift ban on IPOB. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

https://www.naij.com/1128058-former-aviation-minister-urges-federal-government-lift-ban-ipob.html#1128058Filed under: Uncategorized

19:16

Op-ed: The leadership curse of South East. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

http://globalsentinelng.com/2017/09/21/op-ed-leadership-curse-south-east/Filed under: Uncategorized

19:15

The Cabal Pushes Propaganda That North Korea Might Attack The Financial Sector (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Cabal Pushes Propaganda That North Korea Might Attack The Financial Sector Video X22 Report Australia housing market is in big trouble, a study reports that 57% of Australian mortgage holder could not handle a $100 increase. Wages are...

The post The Cabal Pushes Propaganda That North Korea Might Attack The Financial Sector (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:12

Spanish police brutality and resistance in Catalonia "IndyWatch Feed World"

Spanish Guardia Civil drag away Catalan elderly woman voter in Sant Juli de Ramis

By Alejandro Lpez and Alex Lantier:

Millions defy brutal crackdown by Spanish police to vote in Catalan referendum

2 October 2017

Mass protests engulfed Catalonia Sunday as large parts of the regions population mobilized against a brutal and indiscriminate crackdown by Spanish national police, who were dispatched to block the Catalan governments referendum on secession from Spain. Millions worldwide reacted with horror to television news reports showing Civil Guard riot police assaulting peaceful protesters, including teenagers and elderly people, who were defending polling stations or lined up to vote.

The Popular Party (PP) government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy sent some 16,000 police to Catalonia to shut down polling stations, seize ballot boxes and attack voters. At least 844 people were injured across the region as police launched baton charges and fired rubber bullets. The police operation failed to overcome mass popular resistance, however. Catalan authorities claimed that 90 percent of the 2,315 polling stations organized for the referendum had remained open.

Early on Sunday, a helicopter and some 100 Civil Guards descended on...

19:11

Trend Micro OfficeScan v11.0 and XG (12.0)* Unauthorized Remote Memory Corruption CVE-2017-14089 (apparitionsec / hyp3rlinx) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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19:11

Women Arrested for Killing North Korea Leaders Half Brother Plead Not Guilty "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong (L) and Indonesian Siti Aishah are seen in this combination picture from undated handouts released by the Royal Malaysia Police to Reuters on February 19, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong (L) and Indonesian Siti Aishah are seen in this combination picture from undated handouts released by the Royal Malaysia Police to Reuters on February 19, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Kuala Lumpur: Two women accused of assassinating the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with a banned nerve agent pleaded not guilty at the start of a high-profile...

19:10

Heres How Much of Your Taxes Have Gone To Pay For Wars Since 9/11 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Submitted by Stock Board Asset

Previously unreported Pentagon data shows how much the average U.S. taxpayer has paid for combat operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Syria. According to the two page report summarythe cumulative estimated cost of the 16 year war in the Middle East has cost each taxpayer $7,500.

According to Defense One, Americans paid the most for the wars in 2010, an average of $767 per taxpayer.

Since the peak, the annual amount has declined to $289 this fiscal year and $281 projected for 2018. By October of 2018, the Pentagons share of the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and now Syria will have collectively cost taxpayers more than $1.5 trillion, according to the Department of Defense.

...

Marseille Suspect Released From Custody Day Before Attack Fatally stabbed two women at Marseilles main train station on Sunday "IndyWatch Feed War"

PARIS French officials say a man who fatally stabbed two women at Marseilles main train station had been arrested and released the day before the attack.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Sundays attack, the latest of several targeting France.

Two police officials said Monday the man didnt have French residency papers and was detained for suspected shoplifting in the Lyon region Saturday before being released. The officials said he wasnt on Frances extremist watch list.

The suspect, killed by police after Sundays attack, was identified by his fingerprints. French media reports said he used multiple identity papers.

The victims were cousins between 17 and 21 years old, according to three police and judicial officials who werent authorized to be publicly named discussing an ongoing investigation.

***************************************

Two people, including one woman, are dead following a knife attack at the main train station in the Mediterranean port city of Marseille, according to the French interior ministry.

Xavier Tarabeux, a local prosecutor, says the assailant has been shot by soldiers patrolling there, while Marseille police are urging people to avoid the area around Saint-Charles station.

French police confirmed reports that the knife-wielding man had been shot and killed in the attack, which occurred at 1:45pm local time (11:45 GMT) on Sunday.

Two victims have been stabbed to death, Olivier de Mazieres, the regional police chief, told AFP news agency, referring to the attack at the Saint-Charles station, the most important train hub in the southern French city.

...

19:10

Puerto Rico: Acute Shortages Plunge the Masses Into Survival Struggle "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A woman looks for food along an empty area of a supermarket following Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 30, 2017. Credit:Reuters/Alvin Baez

A woman looks for food along an empty area of a supermarket following Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 30, 2017. Credit:Reuters/Alvin Baez

Fajardo, Puerto Rico: Brian Jimenez had burned through dwindling supplies of scarce gasoline on a 45-minute drive in search of somewhere to fill his grandmothers blood thinner prescription. He ended up in Fajardo, a scruffy town of strip malls on Puerto Ricos northeastern tip, where a line of 400 waited outside a Walmart.

The store had drawn desperate crowds of storm victims who had heard it took credit or debit cards and offered customers $20 cash back a lifeline in an increasingly cashless society. Store employees allowed customers in, one by one, for rationed shopping trips of 15 minutes each.

Then, at noon, the store closed after its generator croaked and before Jimenez could get inside to buy his grandmothers medicine.

Every day we say, Whats the thing that we need the most today? and then we wait in a line for that, said Jimenez, a 24-year-old medical student from...

19:03

Many Dead In Coordinated Las Vegas Terror Attack "IndyWatch Feed World"

Over 20 people are confirmed to have died so far as a result of a machine gun shooting near the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas. Shots rang out at a Jason Aldean concert near [...]

19:01

Catalonian Vote Is Matter for Spain, Britain Urges Restraint "IndyWatch Feed War"

MANCHESTER, England British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Monday Catalonias independence referendum that turned violent was a matter for the Spanish government, but urged restraint.

These are internal events for Spain and for the Spanish government and the Spanish people. Obviously we deplore violence wherever it occurs, we want to see any constitutional questions wherever they arise settled by constitutional means, Hammond told Britains LBC radio.

Its very important to maintain the rule of law everywhere, we would always urge restraint in the way that is done but its for the Spanish people and Spanish government to resolve these issues.

(Reporting by William James and Elizabeth Piper; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)


19:01

Mac OS X Local Javascript Quarantine Bypass "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Filippo Cavallarin on Oct 02

Advisory ID: SGMA17-002
Title: Mac OS X Local Javascript Quarantine Bypass
Product: Mac OS X
Version: 10.12, 10.11, 10.10 and probably prior
Vendor: apple.com
Type: DOM Based XSS
Risk level: 3 / 5
Credits: filippo.cavallarin () wearesegment com
CVE: N/A
Vendor notification: 2017-07-27
Vendor fix: 2017-09-25...

19:00

Under Modi Government, Funding for Railway Amenities Has Taken a Back Seat "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Thanks to the uneven utilisation of funds, actual spending on amenities like foot overbridges has seen negative growth in recent years.

A view of how the foot overbridge in Mumbai's Elphinstone station looked a few months before the stampede took place. Credit: Twitter

A view of how the foot overbridge in Mumbais Elphinstone station looked a few months before the stampede took place. Credit: Twitter

New Delhi: Data shows that the existing rail infrastructure remains neglected under the Modi government, which has taken a heavy toll on passenger safety.

The recent stampede over a narrow foot overbridge near a local Mumbai railway station, which resulted in the tragic death of more than 20 people, is a chilling reminder that the bulk of rail infrastructure that was built during the British Raj is now unable to cope with the increased traffic. There is thus an urgent need to renovate and modernise the rail infrastructure.

A close look at government spending patterns show that the bullet train system appears to be a greater priority than the renovation of rickety and outdated rail infrastructure.


Also read:...

19:00

7-Segment Digits Slide Stylishly on This OLED Clock "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Over at Sparkfun, [Alex] shared an OLED clock project thats currently in progress but has a couple interesting twists. The first is the use of a small OLED screen for each digit, to which [Alex] added a stylistic touch. Digits transition by having segments slide vertically in a smooth animated motion. Its an attractive effect, and the code is available on his github repository for anyone who wants to try it out.

[Alex] also found that by using an ESP32 microcontroller and synchronizing the clock via NTP over WiFi, the added cost of implementing a real-time clock in hardware becomes unnecessary. Without an RTC, time would drift by a few seconds every day and require a reset. At the moment the clock requires the SSID and password to be hardcoded, but [Alex] would prefer to allow this to be configured via a web page and could use some help. If you have implemented a web server on the ESP32, [Alex] would like to know how you handled multiple pages. Ive been scratching my head throughout the build on how to get this done, he writes. With the ESP8266, theres on(const String &uri, handler function), but that seems to have been removed on the ESP32. If you can point [Alex] in the right direction, be sure to pipe up.

OLED displays and clocks often go together, as we have seen with projects like the DIY OLED Smart Watch, but its nice to see someone using the OLEDs strengths to add some visual flair to an otherwise plain display.


Filed under: clock hacks, Microcontrollers

18:57

How the New One Billion Dollar US Embassy in Awkar will Look Like "IndyWatch Feed World"

The new US Embassy in Lebanon will remain in Awkar and will be built over an area of 174,000 square meters at a cost of around $1 billion. They practically bought the whole mountain on top of the existing embassy and construction should be done by 2023.

The embassy was designed by Morphosis Architects and Alabama-based B.L. Harbert has won the tender for its construction.

I hope theyre making changes to the waiting room for VISAs. We wouldnt mind a small garden and a more spacious area while waiting for our turn

Here are all the pictures I could find online. [Source]

18:56

EFF Warns Against Abusive Lawsuits Targeting Kodi Add-on Repository "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The popular Kodi add-on repository TVAddons was dragged into two seperate lawsuits in recent months, in both Canada and the United States.

TV broadcasters such as Bell, Rogers, and Dish accuse the platform of inducing or contributing to copyright infringement by making pirate add-ons to the public.

TVAddons itself has always maintained its innocence. A site representative recently told us that they rely on the safe harbor protection laws, available both in the US and Canada, which they believed would shield them from copyright infringement liability for merely distributing add-ons.

TV ADDONS is not a piracy site, its a platform for developers of open source add-ons for the Kodi media center. As a community platform filled with user-generated content, we have always acted in accordance with the law and swiftly complied whenever we received a DMCA takedown notice.

While both cases are still in an early stage, TVAddons is receiving support from Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), who warn against abusive lawsuits targeting neutral add-on distributors.

According to the digital rights group, holding platforms such as TVAddons liable for infringement users may commit after they download an add-on from the site goes too far.

The lawsuit against TVAddons seeks to skirt that important [safe harbor] protection by arguing that by merely hosting, distributing and promoting Kodi add-ons, the TVAddons administrator is liable for inducing or authorizing copyright infringements later committed using those add-ons.

This argument, were it to succeed, would create new uncertainty and risk for distributors of any software that could be used to engage in copyright infringement, EFF adds.

The US case, started by Dish Networks, tries to expand copyright liability according to EFF. This lawsuit also targets the developers of the Zem TV add-on. While the latter may have crossed a line, TVAddons should be protected by the DMCAs safe harbor when they merely host third-party content.

Vicarious copyright liability requires that the defendant have the right and ability to supervise the conduct of the direct infringer, and benefit financially. Dish claims only that the TVAddons s...

18:55

Under Fire, PM May Stresses She Can Steer Britain Through Brexit "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May leaves the Midland Hotel on the opening day of the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, Britain October 1, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Phil Noble

Britains Prime Minister, Theresa May leaves the Midland Hotel on the opening day of the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, Britain October 1, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Phil Noble

Manchester, England: Apologising for losing her Conservative Partys majority at a June election, Prime Minister Theresa May responded to her critics on Sunday by saying she had the right strategy to lead Britain and win a Brexit deal.

May, who has faced calls from within her party to step down, wants to use the Conservatives annual conference in the northern English city of Manchester this week to try to reset her agenda, offering money to students and those people she once described as just about managing in Britain.

In an interview with BBC television, she dismissed talk of rifts among top ministers, saying they were united on their programme and more importantly Brexit. That came a day after foreign minister Boris Johnson, perhaps Mays biggest rival, set out four personal red lines in the complex talks with the EU.

But with thousands of protesters just outside the conference centre gates demanding Britain stay in the EU, May has a long way to go to unite not only her governing party,...

18:53

Marseille suspect had been released by police just prior to attack: Source "IndyWatch Feed War"

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The assailant killed two young women at Marseille main train station on Sunday before being shot dead by soldiers

18:50

Somali Refugee Charged Face Terror Charges in Canada Attack "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Edmonton Police investigate at the scene where a man hit pedestrians then flipped the U-Haul truck he was driving, pictured at the intersection at 107 Street and 100th Avenue in front of the Matrix Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, October 1, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Candace Elliott

Edmonton Police investigate at the scene where a man hit pedestrians then flipped the U-Haul truck he was driving, pictured at the intersection at 107 Street and 100th Avenue in front of the Matrix Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, October 1, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Candace Elliott

Edmonton, Alberta: A Somali refugee who had been on a watch list over extremist views faced five counts of attempted murder and terror charges on Sunday after Canadian police said he stabbed a police officer and ran down four pedestrians with a car in Edmonton, Alberta.

The suspect, a 30-year-old man whom police did not identify, had been investigated two years ago for promoting extremist ideology but was not deemed a threat, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said.

RCMP Assistant Commissioner Marlin Degrand said an exhaustive investigation into the man in 2015 did not uncover sufficient evidence to pursue charg...

18:45

Defining Western Mainstream Media "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Defining Western Mainstream Media from The Burning Platform

The post Defining Western Mainstream Media appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:45

In First for BCCI, New Handbook Tells Indian Cricketers How to Deal With Sexual Harassment, Bullying "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The BCCIs new handbook could be a great manual for other sports federations where reports of harassment and bullying suggest such problems are on the rise.

A policeman walks past a logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) during a governing council meeting of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at BCCI headquarters in Mumbai April 26, 2010. Credit: Reuters/Arko Datta/Files

A policeman walks past a logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) during a governing council meeting of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at BCCI headquarters in Mumbai April 26, 2010. Credit: Reuters/Arko Datta/Files

New Delhi: A few years back, Indian bowler S. Sreesanth informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that he was being harassed and bullied by two of his seniors, a spinners and a pacer.

A senior member of the BCCI from the central zone investigated the allegation but his finding was never made public to the board members or players.

Months afte...

18:45

Is it the End of the Road for Londons Historic India Club? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

India Club was a regular haunt of Indian activists in London during British colonial rule and the restaurant itself was established by V.K. Krishna Menon, Indias first high commissioner to Britain.

The interiors of India Club. Courtesy: India Club

The interiors of India Club. Courtesy: India Club

My introduction to Indian food came not by way of the luminous chicken tikka masala and ubiquitous lamb balti, loved across Britain despite (or perhaps because of) its lack of authenticity. Instead, after moving to live in central London as a child, I was regularly taken by my father to the curious and other-worldly India Club. The menu, a relic in the early-1990s and little changed today, introduced me to paper thin masala dosas, rasam in stainless steel katoris, peppery kheema mutter, and glasses of lassi and masala chai.

Little did I know at the time that this somewhat shabby restaurant was in fact a veritable institution a place where the history ran far deeper than the archaic menu and ageing furniture. The faded portraits on the walls were intriguing and evocative though as a young boy, though, I was unaware that many of them were key figures in the Indian independence movement and had in fact had direct connections to the very room in which I sat.

The property was home to the single most important organization campaigning for Indias independence in the 1940s, Willi...

18:43

UK Against Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



First time I've seen this video although it's some years old.

18:42

I AM SICK AND TIRED OF ALL THOSE HEADLINES "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

That have it that 'Winnie' gets to decide the next government.   

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

The next government will be decided by either National of Labour  swallowing dead rats aplenty and offering Winston First a deal they can't walk away from.

All this per courtesy of MMP.   A bastard system designed to facilitate the tyranny of the minority.     

You voted for it folks ... I didn't.

18:41

Catalonia: 90 per cent of the 2.26m votes cast in favour of independence Police crackdown drew condemnation from parts of Europe "IndyWatch Feed War"

Catalonia October 1, 2017 A woman tends to her injuries in front of riot police near a school being used as a polling station CREDIT: GERALDINE HOPE GHELLI/BLOOMBERG

By Michael Stothard in Barcelona and Ian Mount in Girona
The Financial Times

Catalonias president said the regions citizens had earned the right to have an independent state after more than 2m people defied Spanish government attempts to halt Sundays referendum and overwhelmingly backed independence.

My government, in the next few days, will send the results of todays vote to the Catalan parliament, where the sovereignty of our people lies, Carles Puigdemont said in a televised address from Barcelona.

Late on Sunday the Catalan government said 90 per cent of the 2.26m votes cast about 40 per cent of the 5.4m eligible voters had been in favour of independence.

Mr Puigdemonts comments came after a day of violence across the region.

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Earlier, Spanish police had smashed their way into polling stations, hitting people with truncheons and firing rubber bullets in an attempt to stop a referendum that the countrys constitutional court had ruled illegal.

Catalan authorities said more than 760 people were injured when armed national police confiscated ballot boxes across Barcelona and other cities. Spains interior ministry said 11 police had been hurt trying to stop the vote.

The regional government claimed that 96 per cent of polling stations had been able to open for at least part of the day. It had previously said it would declare independence within 48 hours of a Yes vote.

In much of Catalonia, voting took place peacefully.

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As polls closed at 8pm, Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, addressed the nation to say that the rule of law had prevailed and there had been no self-determination referendum in Catalonia. He told Catalan officials not to take new steps that lead nowhere, and called the vote an attack on the...

18:40

Russia Resurrected: The Putin Doctrine of Leadership Steel "IndyWatch Feed War"

Russia Resurrected: The Putin Doctrine of Leadership Steel Matthew JAMISON | Russia Resurrected: The Putin Doctrine of Leadership Steel Russia in 2017 under the brilliantly resilient, tough and strategically visionary leadership of President Vladimir Putin is back in international relations in a way it has not been since the final days of its dominant leadership []

18:37

Nigeria at 57: Presidents speech reveals his deep seated grudges, unmitigated hatred for Igbos HURIWA. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

http://dailypost.ng/2017/10/01/nigeria-57-presidents-speech-reveals-deep-seated-grudges-unmitigated-hatred-igbos-huriwa/?utm_source=dlvr.it_dp1&utm_medium=twitterFiled under: Uncategorized

18:36

Horrifying scenes in Las Vegas right now - SERIOUS CONTENT WARNING - PTSD SUFFERERS ESPECIALLY TAKE NOTE "IndyWatch Feed National"

May god protect the innocent. #lasegas #mandalaybay #shooting #vegas #casino #pray pic.twitter.com/DG5xjeijDB Space Trek9 (@spacetrek9) October 2, 2017 pic.twitter.com/0BDgd9Mygt KingLurch (@austinnolson) October 2, 2017 #USA - Raw footage: Citizens organize transportation options to get injured people to the hospital in #LasVegas. #LasVegasShootings pic.twitter.com/fDHjUgeaiQ Onlinemagazin (@OnlineMagazin) October...

18:33

Qatar growth sinks as oil sector stalls, sanctions cause minor damage But Was Qatars Economy Already Slowing Ahead of Saudi-Led Boycott? "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

DUBAI: Qatars economic growth slowed in the second quarter to its lowest rate since the global financial crisis because of a sagging oil sector, while sanctions by other Arab states inflicted minor damage, official data showed on Sunday.

Gross domestic product, adjusted for inflation, expanded just 0.6 percent from a year earlier in the April-June period, the slowest growth since the 2009-2010 crisis. GDP grew 0.5 percent from the previous quarter.

The main reason for the slowdown was the mining and quarrying sector, which includes oil and gas output; it shrank 2.7 percent from a year ago. Last December, Qatar and other global oil producers agreed to cut output to support prices.

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  • Gross domestic product grew 0.6% in quarter ending June 30
  • Qatar hurt by lower energy prices that also impacted neighbors

Qatars economic growth was slowing even before a Saudi Arabia-led bloc severed diplomatic and transport links in early June, as the worlds biggest exporter of natural gas felt the impact of lower energy prices.

Gross domestic product grew 0.6 percent in the second quarter ended June 30 from a year earlier, the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics said on Sunday, compared with 2.5 percent in the January-to-March period. Saudi Arabia,....

18:31

The Case of Cuba: Human Rights as a Club "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

This document was submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Office of the Commissioner, based in Geneva, Switzerland in the name of Cuba solidarity organizations in the New York-New Jersey area of the United States. These are the political views and analysis of the author.

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The first members of a team of 165 Cuban doctors and health workers unload boxes of medicines and medical material from a plane upon their arrival at Freetowns airport to help the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone, on October 2, 2014.  Florian PlaucheurAFP/Getty Image

The purpose of this submission is not to draw up a list contrasting the false propaganda narrative on Cuba over human rights and democratic freedom, with the actual facts and reality of Cubas legal and criminal justice systems; its prisons; its media; the rights of free speech, assembly, and the organization of labor; Cubas actual electoral system and voting procedures; and the truth regarding mass political participation in decision-making on the island.  The facts on these realities would no doubt come as a surprise to those only exposed to the propaganda and half-truths of the US government and Western big-business commercial media.

With this submission I am rather more interested in the political framework that human rights becomes a cover and a false club for Washingtons anti-Cuba policies.

While it is certainly necessary to formulate principles and guidelines on human rights, as codified in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which Cuba has signed, half-truths, demagogy, and grotesque hypocrisy and double standards should never stand unanswered. Assertions, no matter how often repeated, are not necessarily facts. Half-truths can be the most dangerous type of lie.

Today political opponents of socialist Cuba grudgingly concede massive Cuban advances in the fields of medical care and universal education, which in any case are hard to ignore. It is also hard to ignore the amazing history of Cuban medical and disaster-relief internationalism benefiting many millions worldwide. This was highlighted most recently by Cubas decisive role in containing the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in 2014.

Nevertheless, Cubas political system, human rights practice, and democratic space is continually subjected to malevolent attacks by conservative and liberal US political leaders and corporate media. There is, as well, other generally unreasonable criticism,....

18:30

Videos: Mass shooting at music festival on the Las Vegas strip "IndyWatch Feed War"

Right-wing extremists? Or? EYEWITNESS: Chilling footage of moment active shooter opened fire on concert goers near Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas pic.twitter.com/7OfAwg0ReO Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) October 2, 2017 LISTEN TO THIS! Im so scared for everyone on the #LasVegas Strip pic.twitter.com/5tH9NQCK3o James Wagner (@JamesWagnerTW) October 2, 2017 EYEWITNESS: More horrifying footage []

18:30

Gandhis Last Fast in the City of the Dead "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Voices like Gandhis risked their lives, tirelessly telling us how to overcome the deathly traps of majoritarian nationalism.

Mahatma Gandhi writing a letter in January 1948. Courtesy: mkgandhi.org

Mahatma Gandhi writing a letter in January 1948. Courtesy: mkgandhi.org

On September 9, 1947, as Mahatma Gandhi alighted from a train at a jam-packed Shahdara station after his efforts to quell the riots in Calcutta, he found Delhi, which always appeared gay, turned into a city of the dead. In Jamia Milia, Gandhi heard reports of the massacre of Hindus and Sikhs by Muslims in Pakistan, and how Dr Zakir Hussain narrowly escaped being murdered in Punjab. Trains coming from and going towards Pakistan carried hundreds of corpses of Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs. Amritsar station had turned into a crematorium, the station of Lahore a cemetery, writes Stanley Wolpert. Hearing of the killings in Delhi, Gandhi made the despairing remark, India has become a cremation ground today.

In his speech at the All India Congress Committee meeting on November 15, 1947, Gandhi repeated his vow to do or die. He believed, if we do not cure ourselves of this insanity, we shall lose the freedom we have won. Gandhi raised the question of moral responsibility, reminding the Congress of its political duty to safeguard the lives of Muslims as a way to secure the infirm soil of freedom. Though it is not true of the whole of India, Gandhi said, yet there are many places today where a Muslim cannot live in security. There are miscreants who will kill him or throw him out of a running train for no reason other than that...

18:30

Blow for Reliance Communications as Wireless Unit Merger With Aircel Collapses "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

FILE PHOTO: A man opens the shutter of a shop painted with an advertisement of Reliance Communications in Mumbai, India, November 3, 2015. Credit:Reuters/Shailesh Andrade/File Photo

A man opens the shutter of a shop painted with an advertisement of Reliance Communications in Mumbai, India, November 3, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Shailesh Andrade/File Photo

Mumbai: Embattled telecom company Reliance Communications Ltd faced another setback on Sunday after a deal to merge its wireless business with smaller rival Aircel was called off, raising fresh doubts about its debt repayment plans.

The company, widely known as RCom, said it had agreed with Aircel to call off the proposed deal due to regulatory delays and legal uncertainties.

RCom has been trying to reduce its debt by Rs 25000 crores by merging its wireless business with Aircel and by selling a stake in its mobile masts arm to a unit o...

18:29

CSIR Announces Winners of S.S. Bhatnagar Prize for 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Girish Sahni, the CSIR director general, said that no suitable candidate could be found for the prize in the mathematical sciences category.

S.S. Bhatnagar. Source: snipview

S.S. Bhatnagar. Source: snipview

Sunderarajan Padmanabhan writes for India Science Wire.

New Delhi: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) announced winners of its prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for excellence in science and technology for 2017 on September 28.

Deepak Thankappan Nair of the Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad, and Sanjeev Das of the Molecular Oncology Laboratory at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, have won the prize for biological sciences, while G. Naresh Patwari of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, has got the prize for chemical sciences. S. Suresh Babu of Space Physics Laboratory at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, has bagged it for earth, atmosphere, ocean and planetary sciences.

The other winners are:

  • Engineering sciences Aloke Paul, Department of Materials Engineering, and Neelesh B. Mehta, Department of Electrical Communication, both at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
  • Medical sciences Amit Dutt, Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer, Tata Memorial Centre, Navi Mumbai, and Deepak Gaur, School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Physic...

18:26

Las Vegas shooting: Two victims, suspect dead "IndyWatch Feed War"

Police say at least two people have been killed in a mass shooting in Las Vegas. Multiple victims have been admitted to a nearby hospital, and police report that at least one suspect is down.

USA Schieerei in Las Vegas (Getty Images/D. Becker)

Officials in Las Vegas say at least two people were killed in a mass shooting late Sunday. More than 20 victims have been admitted to hospitals.

Police report that at least one suspected shooter is down.

 

18:22

Color-changing tattoos monitor blood glucose at a glance "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Tattoos are fast becoming more than just a means of self-expression: soon they could be used for more practical applications, like tracking blood alcohol levels or turning the skin into a touchscreen. Now, a team from Harvard and MIT has developed a smart ink that could make for tattoos that monitor biometrics like glucose levels, and change color as a result.

Currently, bodily biomarkers can be monitored through a wardrobe-load of wearables, but they usually need batteries for power and wireless communication systems to transmit data. Using biosensitive inks (bio-inks), the Harvard and MIT design is self-contained, and since it works on simple chemical reactions it doesnt require power for any data processing or transmission.

The inks interact with the bodys interstitial fluid, which transfers nutrients into cells and carries waste out of them. The fluid works closely with blood plasma, meaning it acts as a decent indicator of the chemical concentrations in the blood at a given time.

18:21

Netanyahu glosses over israeli role in Kurdish secession bid "IndyWatch Feed War"

Netanyahu glosses over Israeli role in Kurdish secession bid Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo by Reuters) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has denied Turkeys accusation that the regime was involved in a recent controversial secession referendum in Iraqs semi-autonomous Kurdistan region Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a televised speech in the eastern []

18:11

Safe-Zone Judo as Syrian Forces Cross the Euphrates "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

October 2, 2017 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Syrian forces with the support of their Russian and Iranian allies, crossed the Euphrates River near the city of Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria.


The move is not only a significant step forward in restoring security nationwide and ensuring the nation's territorial integrity, it is also a significant step toward turning the tables on the very interests who provoked and have perpetuated this conflict since 2011.

US policymakers as early as 2012 openly declared their intent to partition Syria through the use of "safe zones" or "buffer zones." From these zones - established with and protected by direct US military intervention - militant proxies would attempt to expand deeper into Syrian territory until the nation could either be toppled entirely, or sufficiently partitioned, effectively eliminating the Syrian Arab Republic as it was known before the conflict began.

Understanding "Safe Zones" 

A March 2012 Brookings Institution paper titled, "Middle East Memo #21: Saving Syria: Assess...

18:10

Violence Begets.... "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Amerika has, with each and every decade of my baby boomer's life, become more and more violent as a culture...When you have a nation that uses such violence on so many civilians in phony wars and foreign occupations, the Trickledown effect takes root. Look at how many of our young soldiers return home from using violence in our myriad of phony wars to then become violent to others.

18:04

At least two dead, 24 injured in Las Vegas shooting - reports "IndyWatch Feed World"

Breaking: At least two dead, 24 injured in Las Vegas shooting - reports | 02 Oct 2017 | At least two people were killed and 24 injured after an attacker opened fire at a country music festival in Las Vegas, according to media reports. Authorities shut down part of the Las Vegas Strip after receiving reports of an active shooter at the Route 91 Harvest festival, near the Mandalay Bay Casino. Reuters said there were at least two fatalities and two dozen were injured with suspected gunshot wounds, citing a hospital official. University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen told the Associated Press that "several" people were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

18:02

Rio Tinto Steams Ahead With First Driverless Ore Train "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Trains autonomously hauling iron ore across Australias arid Pilbara region were meant to transform the mining industry, but the technology proved trickier than expected. Now, Rio Tinto says it has completed a driverless pilot run, operated by people hundreds of miles away.

18:01

Assange: Real Threat To US Is Not Russia But israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

Assange: Real Threat To US Is Not Russia But Israel By staff awdnews.com Sept 28, 2017 From his refuge in the Ecuador Embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange addressed a press conference of his supporters in Berlin on Tuesday, amid speculation that he planned to reveal potential threats to America. But early into []

18:01

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


-by Noah

"Let them drink Cholera." You know, that right now-- right this second as you read this-- some Republican somewhere is looking at pictures of the suffering of Puerto Ricans and saying just that. It's who they are.

As if it wasn't enough for Republican politicians to be always looking for new ways to give Americans cancer with their environmental legislation, and always voting to take away the life-saving healthcare from their constituents, the party of snobbish, greedy psychos and sociopaths is again looking for still another tax cut to add cash to their own pockets when they already live off our tax dollars like the hideous parasites that they are. The Trump tax plan is nothing but another Trump con, designed to enrich the rich, especially those who donate large sums to all politicians. Trump is looking to be the #1 Welfare Queen. I won't say you can take that to the bank, because, unless you are in the top 1%, you won't be getting anything extra for your accounts. As a certain complete jackass would say: Believe me!

18:00

World can meet growing food demands and limit warming to 1.5C, study says "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Carbon emissions from agriculture can be significantly cut while still meeting the food demands of the worlds growing population, a new study says.

Agriculture and food production is responsible for around 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Slashing the sectors emissions is considered to be key to limiting global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, which is the aspirational target of the Paris Accord.

However, adopting negative emissions strategies, such as soil carbon management, will be essential to help the farming industry reduce its carbon footprint without threatening the global food supply, the lead author tells Carbon Brief.

The new study marks an important step in our understanding of how to tackle the wicked problem of food insecurity in a changing climate, another scientist tells Carbon Brief.

Making a meal of the planet

Food production contributes to global warming in a number of ways. Agricultural machinery and the transportation of crops and animals cause the release of CO2, crop fertilisers release nitrous oxide, and methane is released by rice paddy fields and livestock.

Growing demand for food has also led to the global expansion of farmland at a rate close to 10m hectares per year during the past decade. Some of this land once supported rainforests, which stored huge stocks of carbon.

Overall, the production of food is thought to account for around 30% of all greenhouse gas emissions.

Cutting emissions from agriculture is, therefore, considered to be vital to limiting warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. To slash agricultural emissions, it is likely farmland expansion into forests will need to scaled back, fertilisers used more efficiently and lost trees replanted.

However, these mitigation techniques will take up precious farmland and could have an impact on global food production, explains Dr Stefan Frank, a researcher at the...

18:00

Junior Fellow at the United Nations University, Office of the Rector "IndyWatch Feed World"

  Summary of UNU Junior Fellows Programme: The United Nations University Office of the Rector accepts highly qualified applicants to work as Junior Fellows at the UNU Headquarters in Tokyo. Graduate students interested in the work of the United Nations and in particular the United Nations University are encouraged to apply. Job Description:  Applications are now being accepted for the spring 2018 term of the Junior Fellows Internship Programme at the Office of the Rector, [...]

18:00

Watch How A Lightning Strike Temporarily Disables This UFOs Cloaking Shield "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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It s interesting that these large craft appear to be harvesting this level of power.  That must mean huge capacitor power as well.  I do not see this as necessary for normal operations, but is likely necessary in order to charge up weaponry.

These would be hogs for stored power.

It is curious that there is nothing i do not understand here.  That was not true even a decade ago..

 What i do find most curious is that the tech suite shown us by Star Trek in 1965 was deliberate disclosure.
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Watch How A Lightning Strike Temporarily Disables This UFOs Cloaking Shield

Nick February 21, 2017 3.2K 1 4.6K views https://ufoholic.com/news/watch-lightning-strike-temporarily-disables-ufos-cloaking-shield/


It seems electrical disturbances have an impact on a UFOs cloaking device, as evidenced by the following video.

An unidentified flying objects cloaking shield is one of its best assets since it allows the crafts occupants to remain undetected while performing their obscure activities on Earth.
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18:00

Year Zero: Ancient Indian Text Includes Oldest Recorded Zero Symbol "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Carbon dating reveals Bakhshali manuscript is centuries older than scholars believed

The zero has been around for a long time.  It was independently discovered by the Mayans using a base twenty system.  What has not been around has been a convenient system for doing arithmetic on paper or blackboard that made effective use of the zero and base ten in the first place.

That would be nice to ferret out.

good stuff..

 
Year Zero: Ancient Indian Text Includes Oldest Recorded Zero Symbol

Scientists claim to have traced the earliest example of one of the most significant conceptual breakthroughs in arithmetic to an ancient Indian text, known as the Bakhshali manuscript. The specific manuscript has been housed in one of the Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford since the very early days of the 20th century....

18:00

Dr. Tim Ball Crushes Climate Change: The Biggest Deception in History "IndyWatch Feed Tech"




 I have always suspected that one Maurice Strong was behind the Global Warming Meme.  It never had any legitimate traction in terms of science, but was imposed through funding choices and virulent attacks on anyone in opposition.  A whole generation of climate scientists have been ruined by this.

As i stated from the beginning of this blog, the big picture demands an extraordinary shift in global temperatures before it actually produces a signal outside the ten thousand year long Holocene temperature channel of +/- one degree.  I note it somewhat warmed up for about a decade and we have been cooking the books ever since now producing claims that most simply laugh at and ignore.

We are still wonderfully in the Holocene folks and by undoing the environmental damage of the bronze age it will get warmer by a good degree or so which will actually be good..  
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Dr. Tim Ball Crushes Climate Change: The Biggest Deception in History


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Written By: Dr. Tim Ballx June 15, 2017



http://drtimball.com/



With a 50-year academic career focusing on Historical Climatology, Dr. Tim Ball is uniquely qualified to address man-made climate change, and he demonstrates that it is a flat-out hoax. 
Thinking people everywhere should get multiple copies of this book and hand them out to everyone they know. TN Editor

President Trump was correct to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. He could have exp...

18:00

When DNA is Missing, an Ancient Sugar Chain May Help Trace Human Evolution "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

 
 Really interesting.  Our lineage gave off producing the sugar glycan two or three million years ago.  That makes it plausible to isolate our lineage since then.

It will not improve aging samples but can certainly throw out related but distant types including the chimp. 

I suspect that the possible human pig hybridization postulated by some researcher would have to have happened long before as well as pigs retain this sugar to the present and the actual mutation is likely two million years old...
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When DNA is Missing, an Ancient Sugar Chain May Help Trace Human Evolution

http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/when-dna-missing-ancient-sugar-chain-may-help-trace-human-evolution-008785?nopaging=1

18:00

Can the world end forced labour by 2030? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Alliance 8.7 needs to embrace a wholesale change in approach to forced labour if it is serious about tackling it in supply chains. 

Rice farmers working in the field in Kandal province. ILO/ Khem Sovannara/Flickr. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The worlds high level of interest in modern slavery and trafficking exists in part because many leading brand companies have been shown to profit from the use of exploitative labour practices in their supply chains. The campaigns and exposs demonstrating these links have pressured big firms into accepting more responsibility for the workers producing their products. And, over the past few years, weve seen an increasing number of corporate and governmental initiatives aimed at improving the labour standards of the worlds workplaces. These initiatives have generally taken increased supply chain transparency as their primary mechanism for improvement, rather than punitive regulation or sanction, on the theory that good companies will discover and address hidden exploitation, while bad companies will be exposed for what they are, and will be punished for it by consumers and the market.

The drive toward decent work for all received a boost in 2015 when the United Nations recognised it as one of 17 sustainable development goals to be accomplished by 2030. Since then a large network of institutional actors known as Alliance 8.7 it takes its name from the part of SDG 8 specifically dealing with forced labour has formed to spearhead the global effort around this SDG. There is, perhaps unsurprisingly given its composition, a lot of enthusiasm within Alliance 8.7 for voluntary, private sector-led governance approaches to eradicating forced labour in supply chains, including those that seek to increase supply chain transparency. There is only one catch: there is very little evidence to support their enthusiasm.

Severe labou...

17:57

Multiple shootings reported at Las Vegas Strip properties "IndyWatch Feed World"

Breaking: Multiple shootings reported at Las Vegas Strip properties | 01 Oct 2017 | Update: 11:41 p.m. PDT  Las Vegas police have confirmed that they are investigating an active shooter situation at Mandalay Bay, the Metropolitan Police Department said on Twitter. The department is asking people to avoid the area. Police are investigating reports of active shooters at other Strip properties including New York-New York. It appeared the shooters were firing down at people from upper-level rooms of Mandalay Bay. FBI SWAT as well as SWAT units from Henderson, North Las Vegas, and Las Vegas were called to the scene, according to police scanner report. Police scanner traffic reported multiple casualties from the incident and possibly two shooters with automatic weapons.

17:56

The Results Are In: 89% Of Catalans Vote For Independence "IndyWatch Feed World"

Update (6:30 pm ET): In further proof that Spain's brutal crackdown on today's Catalan independence referendum only helped bolster the seccessionist cause, the regional government announced that voters had overwhelmingly voted in favor of independence, with 89% voting to separate from Spain. 
Shortly after midnight on Sunday, Catalan government spokesman Jordi Turull announced that 2,262,424 ballot papers had been counted. There were 2,020,144 "yes" votes, or just under 90% of the total, and just 176,565 "no" votes.
The regional government has promised to officially declare independence within 48 hours.
Even though Spanish authorities ruled that the vote was illegal, Dimitrij Rupel, head of the International Parliamentary delegation on Catalonias referendum, said at a news conference in Barcelona on Sunday that the referendum on independence was prepared in agreement with Spanish existing legislation, potentially setting up the regional government for a legal battle.
In a speech earlier this evening, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who tried to suppress the vote by jailing public officials, shutting down electronic voting systems, ordering police to manually destroy ballots and seal off polling places, declared that no referendum had taken place.
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17:53

North Korea and US 'in direct contact', says Tillerson "IndyWatch Feed World"

North Korea and US 'in direct contact', says Tillerson | 30 Sept 2017 | The US is in "direct contact" with North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said. Mr Tillerson said Washington was "probing" the possibility of talks with Pyongyang, "so stay tuned". "We have lines of communications to Pyongyang," he said during a trip to China. "We're not in a dark situation." North Korea and the US have engaged in heated rhetoric in recent months but it was not previously known they had lines of communication.

17:52

World Food Programme Seeks $75 Million for Rohingya Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A Rohingya refugee boy looks on as he stands in a queue to receive relief supplies given by local people in Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh September 16, 2017. Credit: Reuters

A Rohingya refugee boy looks on as he stands in a queue to receive relief supplies given by local people in Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh September 16, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh: The World Food Programme (WFP) appealed on Sunday for $75 million in emergency aid over the next six months to help alleviate the suffering of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar.

Since August 25, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled their homes in majority Buddhist Myanmar, overwhelming aid agencies in neighbouring Bangladesh.

The bottom line? This is a deplorable situation...

17:52

Attack on Myanmar embassy was retaliation for Rohingya crackdown "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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17:50

Israel faces 'catastrophic defeat' in next Hezbollah War", according to IDF officials. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The view of many analysts in the Israeli and American military leadership Israel must ensure that the next war is short---Hezbollah's forces have a history of disciplined and skilled high-risk fighting techniques...And they are preparing expecting, preferring and intending to pursue a longer war.

17:49

Russia Effectively Smashing US-Supported Terrorists in Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

Russia Effectively Smashing US-Supported Terrorists in Syria By Stephen Lendman, VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE:  stephenlendman.org  (Home Stephen Lendman).  Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. Russias military intervention in Syria at the request of its government began two years ago today September 30. It dramatically changed the dynamic on the ground, turning sure defeat into eventual triumph []

17:49

Saudi Arabia to let women drive at last "IndyWatch Feed National"

Saudi Arabia is easing restrictions on women driving, finally allowing almost half its population to get behind the wheel. A royal decree has been issued that will allow women in the country to drive, the Saudi Foreign ministry said Tuesday. The government will have until June 24, 2018, to implement the new decree. Manal al-Sharif, one of the women behind the Women2Drive campaign, celebrated the victory by posting a photo on Twitter of herself behind the wheel of a car. Sharif, who now lives in Australia, was jailed in Saudi Arabia 2011 after posting a video on YouTube of herself, wearing a black headscarf and sunglasses, driving a car. The act provoked death threats and spurred her to start the campaign. Liesl Gerntholtz, executive director of the Women's Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, told CNN while it was a "very important step" there was still a long way to go for Saudi women. "This prohibition on driving is just one in a vast series of laws and policies which prevent women from doing many things," she said. "The guardianship rule stops women from making every decision in her life without the assistance of a male relative, even if that relative is her 7-year-old son. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia follows a strict form of Wahhabi Islam that bans the mixing of sexes at public events and places numerous curbs on women. These restrictions are enforced by religious police.

Note: The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the strongest allies of the US, yet it is also about the most backward country in the world on women's rights. And it is a dictatorship by monarchy. Why isn't there more reporting on this? For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing civil liberties news articles from reliable major media sources.

Obama and Trump both promised peace. They delivered war. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We have had two consecutive presidents - Barack Obama and Donald Trump - who have in their own way recognized the limits of American military power in achieving political outcomes across the globe, yet we have been at war the whole time they've been in office. They were preceded by a president who promised a "humble foreign policy," no nation-building, and military involvement only where the exits were clearly marked. But George W. Bush's abandonment of those campaign planks set the United States on a foreign-policy course that has clearly not worked as planned. Still, at least he was operating in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, before all the unintended consequences of Iraq-style regime change were so blatantly known. Neither Obama nor Trump has that excuse. Obama largely owes his presidency to his 2002 speech opposing the invasion of Iraq and other "dumb wars." Trump won the 2016 South Carolina primary the day after denouncing the Iraq war in terms that got Ron Paul nearly tossed off the debate stage in the same state a decade ago. The foreign policy advice presidents receive is predominantly hawkish. So is the reinforcement they get from the Washington establishment. Things happen all over the world that seem to cry out for some kind of American response. But ... until some of this institutional bias in favor of intervention changes, we will keep voting for presidents who promise peace but deliver war.

Note: Read an excellent article showing how the power elite and their war machine corrupt world leaders. Powerful political and economic interests profit immensely from an endless war on terror. A top US general long ago exposed the corrupt roots of war in his penetrating book War is a Racket. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing war news articles from reliable major media sources.

Trump to NFL owners: Fire players who kneel during national anthem "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

President Trump has some advice for National Football League owners: Fire players who kneel during the national anthem. He's also encouraging fans to walk out in protest. And the president is bemoaning what he describes as a decline in violence in the sport. Several athletes, including a handful of NFL players, have refused to stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner" to protest of the treatment of blacks by police. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who started the trend last year when he played for the San Francisco 49ers, hasn't been signed by an NFL team for this season. The NFL Players Association reacted to Mr. Trump's comments Saturday morning in a statement: "This union ... will never back down when it comes to constitutional rights of our players as citizens as well as their safety as men in a game that exposes them to great risks." During his campaign, Mr. Trump often expressed nostalgia for the "old days" - claiming, for example, that protesters at his rallies would have been carried out on stretchers back then. He recently suggested police officers should be rougher with criminals and shouldn't protect their heads when pushing them into squad cars. It's also not the first time he's raised the kneeling issue. Earlier this year he took credit for the fact that Kaepernick hadn't been signed.

Note: For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing civil liberties news articles from reliable major media sources.

You don't usually hear this word at a rally "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

All you need is love. Love is all you need. I'm singing that old Beatles song in my head and trying to wrap my mind around a beautiful love-fueled relationship between members of Black Lives Matter and the most passionate Trump supporters. That word - love - came up in a conversation with Hawk Newsome, who represents Black Lives Matter of Greater New York. "At some point, we're going to have to talk to the other side," he told me. And realize, he added, sometimes the situation calls for "words, for love, for compassion, as opposed to words of anger." He realized that smack in the middle of hundreds of pro-Trumpers at the Mother of All Rallies event ... in Washington, DC. As Newsome and his fellow activists waded through the mostly white crowd, ready to do battle, something totally radical happened. A Trump supporter, speaking from a makeshift stage, invited him to speak. "We're going to give you two minutes of our platform to put your message out," the Trump supporter told Newsome. "Whether they disagree or agree with your message is irrelevant. It's the fact you have a right to have the message." "This was a first-time occurrence," [Newsome said]. "It was hostile before we were invited on that stage." But, when he took the stage and started shouting his beliefs and found that some in the crowd actually listened, that word popped into his head - love. It's a small thing, which shines the light on what we already know - love and compassion go a long way. We just have to listen to that song in our heads.

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

17:47

PETA Claims That Cambodian Farmers Are Breeding "Double-Muscled" Mutant Pigs "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals claims that Cambodian farmers are breeding "double-muscled" pigs. "Double-muscled" refers to a mutation in the myostatin gene (MSTN) which normally keeps muscle growth in check. Disruption of MSTN can lead to the abnormal proliferation of muscle cells in an organism:

Mutant pigs bred to grow to an enormous size just to be slaughtered and eaten? No, we aren't talking about the plot of the eye-opening Netflix sensation Okjarather, this is the very real horror that seems to be unfolding on a Cambodian farm, where genetically altered pigs are being bred to develop heaping knots of muscle mass. Disturbing video footage and images captured on the farm have exploded around the web, sparking discussions about the many ways that animals suffer and are abused when they're treated as nothing more than "food."

[...] When South Korean and Chinese scientists created 32 double-muscled piglets in 2015, according to reports, only one was considered even marginally healthy. But pigs suffer even without this "Frankenscience"on typical pig farms, their tails are cut off, their sensitive teeth are ground down, and the males are castrated, all without so much as an aspirin. Then, even though we have a wealth of nutritious plant-based foods to eat, these intelligent, playful, sociable animals' throats are slit and their bodies are turned into pork chops or sausages.

Breeders have exploited natural double-muscling, which occurs in Belgian Blue cattle, to create behemoth animals who suffer from a slew of health problemsjust to yield slightly larger profits.

[Note: On Google News, only corroborating sources seem to be British tabloids right now]

Previously: "Double-Muscled" Pigs Created Using Simple Gene Modification
Scientists Create Extra-Muscular Beagles


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17:45

Zionism: The Ideological Cover-up to Jewish Colonization of Palestine "IndyWatch Feed War"

  Zionism: The Ideological Cover-up to Jewish Colonization of Palestine By Rima Najjar, The benign-sounding term settler or settlement is used so often in the news without reference to Jewish colonization of Palestine that the world often loses sight of the immoral nature of the Zionist project in Palestine. The term is used to describe []

17:45

BREAKING: Mass Casualty Incident in Las Vegas as Gunman Opens Fire on Crowd "IndyWatch Feed World"

UPDATE 4 [4:40 a.m. Eastern]: Authorities now say at least 20 people were killed and more than 100 injured dozens critically after what they believe to be a lone gunman opened fire using fully automatic weapons on a crowd gathered for a country music festival late Sunday night in Las Vegas.

Reports indicate the shooter fired from an elevated vantage point on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Casino. Police reported the shooter down, though preliminary and wholly unconfirmed information suggested the gunman had taken his own life.

UPDATE 3 [4:07 a.m. Eastern]: CNN reports Las Vegas police and law enforcement are not looking for a second shooter after downing one suspect, although an investigation is active and ongoing. Initial confusion and chaos as the news of a mass shooting on the Strip at a concert indicated the possibility of multiple locations and potentially multiple shooters though neither was confirmed and police now contest the latter.

Thus far, two people are confirmed dead and at least 24 were injured all by gunfire believed to have been fully automatic although those preliminary figures are expected tragically to climb.

UPDATE 2 [3:20 a.m. Eastern]: The Las Vegas Metro Police Department has confirmed one shooter is down, but the situation remains open and under active investigation.

Confirming that one suspect is down. This is an active investigation. Again, please do not head down to the Strip at this time, LVMPD tweeted.

Statements from witnesses are beginning to circulate.

There was blood everywhere, one eyewitness to the shooting said.

People were hit within 20 feet of us, described concertgoer, Rick Messick, to CBS2. There were several people laying in the parking lot they were trying to stop the bleeding.

17:44

Apple officially open sources macOS and iOS kernel on GitHub "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Apple releases kernel source code for iOS and macOS on GitHub

Apple had released their first programming language, Swift, as an open source project in the year 2014. Although Apple has long stressed that it has made important contributions to all kinds of open source projects, but many of its technology is still closed source. Now, the Cupertino giant has released the source code of its XNU kernel for macOS and iOS on GitHub.

XNU, which is defined as XNU is Not Unix, will now help developers understand core part of macOS kernel and make it easy for them to learn how devices and layers of operating system works. The source code is supplied with the Apple Public Source License 2.0, which is a rather restrictive license.

Currently, it is not clear how much the developers can benefit from this move, but it is definitely designed to attract more developers to Apple. Developers might want to read all the details before embedding their part of the XNU code. For more information, refer to the GitHub page dedicated to XNU.

The post Apple officially open sources macOS and iOS kernel on GitHub appeared first on TechWorm.

17:40

What 14 wolves can do "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This is truly incredible.#nature #SundayMorning #October1st pic.twitter.com/j21OkF5dGL Fredon Moniteau (@FMoniteau) October 1, 2017

17:34

Dream Market dark web drug dealer OxyMonster arrested on way to beard contest "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Dream Market dark web drug dealer was arrested by US authorities after he traveled the US for this years annual World Beard and Mustache Championships.

A Dark-Web drug dealer was arrested by US authorities after he traveled the US for this years annual World Beard and Mustache Championships.

The French national Gal Vallerius (38) was arrested a few weeks ago while he was traveling from France to the United States of America for the competition.

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According to the Miami Herald, the authorities arrested Vallerius on August 31 upon landing at Atlanta International Airport on a distribution complaint filed in Miami federal court.

A border search of his laptop upon his arrival at Atlanta International Airport confirmed his identity as OxyMonster, according to a Drug Enforcement Administration affidavit.

Vallerius laptop also contained the Tor browser, which allows users to conceal their true internet protocol addresses on that network; his log-in credential for Dream Market, an eBay-type marketplace for illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia; and $500,000 worth of bitcoin. reported the Miami Herald,

Law enforcement searching his laptop identified Vallerius as the crook that was handling the online moniker OxyMonster to sell drugs on an illegal underground dark web marketplace called Dream Market.

According to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) affidavit, Vallerius had a crucial role in the Dream Market black market, he was an administrator, senior moderator and also a vendor.

The Dream Market web site is specifically designed to facilitate illegal commerce by working to ensure the anonymity of its administrators, as well as the buyers and sellers who participate in commerce on the web site, according to the DEA affidavit.

At the end of August, there were more than 94,000 listings, including drugs such as opioids, ecstasy and steroids.

The US authorities believe t...

17:33

Indias Dream of Becoming Smartphone Manufacturing Powerhouse Hits Hurdles "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Labour laws are lax, theres little effort to build a component ecosystem and logistics, and transport remains a big problem. No one seems to be investing in skilled labour that will build the phones.

An iPhone is seen on display at a kiosk at an Apple reseller store in Mumbai, India, January 12, 2017. Picture taken January 12, 2017. Credit: Reuters

An iPhone is seen on display at a kiosk at an Apple reseller store in Mumbai, India, January 12, 2017. Picture taken January 12, 2017. Credit: Reuters

New Delhi: Indias ambitions to become a smartphone-making powerhouse are foundering over a lack of skilled labour and part suppliers along with a complex tax regime, industry executives say.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has championed a manufacturing drive, under the slogan Make in India, to boost the sluggish economy and create millions of jobs. Among the headline-grabbing details was a plan to e...

17:33

Yom Kippur war inaccuracies persist in BBC archive content "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Four years ago we pointed out that an article concerning the Yom Kippur War (that is still available online in the BBCs On This Day archive under the date October 6th 1973) tells audiences in both its text and in a photo caption that:

Both sides have accused each other of firing the first shots, but UN observers have reported seeing Egyptian and Syrian troops crossing into Israeli-held territory. [emphasis added]

That misleading forty-four year-old claim has still not been amended.

The same report also includes an inaccurate portrayal of the number of Israeli casualties in that war.

Most hostilities ended on 22 October. Both sides suffered heavy losses. An estimated 8,500 Syrian and Egyptian soldiers died, while Israel lost about 6,000.

As was also noted here four years ago, while various sources give slightly differing figures for Israeli casualties during the Yom Kippur War, none of them reaches even ha...

17:31

Google unveils new moves to boost struggling news organizations "IndyWatch Feed War"

AFP

AFP / by Rob Lever, with Julie Charpentrat in San Francisco | Google has unveiled new measures aimed at helping news organizations drive more subscriptions and generate revenues

WASHINGTON (AFP)  Google announced new steps to help struggling news organizations Monday including an end to a longstanding first click free policy to generate fresh revenues for publishers hurt by the shift from print to digital.The moves come amid mounting criticism that online platforms are siphoning off the majority of revenues as more readers turn to digital platforms for news.

I truly believe that Google and news publishers actually share a common cause, said Google Vice President Philipp Schindler.

Our users truly value high quality journalism.

Google announced a series of measures, the most significant of which would be to replace the decade-old policy of requiring news organizations to provide one article discovered in a news search without subscribing a standard known as first click free.

This will be replaced by a flexible sampling model that will allow publishers to require a subscription if they choose at any time.

We realize that one size does not fit all, said Richard Gingras, Googles vice president for news.

This will allow news organizations to decide whether to show articles at no cost or to implement a paywall for some or all content.

Gingras said the new policy, effective Monday, will be in place worldwide. He said it was not clear how many publishers would start implementing an immediate paywall as a result.

The reaction to our efforts has been positive, he told a conference call announcing the new policy.

This is not a silver bullet to the subscription market. It is a very competitive market for information. And people buy subscriptions when they have a perception of value.

Google said it is recommending a metering system allowing 10 free articles per month as the best way to encourage subscriptions.

One-click subscriptions

The California tech giant also said it would work with publishers to make subscriptions easier, including allowing readers to pay with their Google or Android account to avoid a cumbersome registration process.

We think we can get it down to one click, that would be superb, Gingras...

17:30

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 renders suggest dual cameras and thin bezel display "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Xiaomis Redmi Note 5 rumored to have dual camera setup, Snapdragon 660 and thin bezel display

Last month, the Chinese OEM, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5A smartphone with MIUI 9. Now, the company is working on a larger offering to its customers, the Redmi Note 5.

According to leaked renders shared by tech publication 91Mobiles, the alleged Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 might feature a 5.5-inch full HD (10801920 resolution) display with bezels similar to its predecessor, Redmi Note 4. The renders of the Redmi Note 5 also show a dual-camera setup on the back of the phone, which is expected to be the combination of a 16MP and a 5MP sensor along with dual-tone LED flash.

The Redmi Note 5 seems to have a metal unibody design like the Redmi Note 3 and Note 4 along with centrally-mounted fingerprint reader on the back. It will also have capacitive navigation buttons on the front, a 3.5mm audio jack and IR blaster as well. The device is expected to be equipped with either an octa-core Snapdragon 630 or Snapdragon 660 SoC chipset based on the 14nm process. The smartphone is also rumoured to come in two variants 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB storage variants.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 renders suggest dual cameras and thin bezel display

The device is believed to have a 12MP front facing snapper for selfies, a USB Type-C port, carry a 4,000mAh non-removable battery, and support Quick Charge 3.0, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS. The Redmi Note 5 is rumoured to run Xiaomis new MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS.

The price of the upcoming Redmi Note 5 is expected to very similar to the price of the Redmi Note 4. Rumors have it that the Redmi Note 5 will come in three variants 3GB RAM + 32GB storage for 1,200 Yuan ($175 / 155), 4GB RAM + 32GB storage for 1,400 Yuan ($205 / 180), and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage for 1,500 Yuan ($220 / 195).

Please note that these are concept renders, and not actual leaks of the device. There are likely to be many changes to the specs and features before the final device is released. So, keep watc...

17:30

Dont Bother Talking to North Korea, Trump Tells Secretary of State "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump points to Marine One as he departs for Bedminster, New Jersey, from the White House in Washington, U.S., September 29, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

US President Donald Trump points to Marine One as he departs for Bedminster, New Jersey, from the White House in Washington, U.S., September 29, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Sunday dismissed the prospect of talks with North Korea as a waste of time a day after his own secretary of state said the US was maintaining open lines of communication with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man,...

17:29

Fmr High Court Judge the Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG has good advice for GILLARD and friends "IndyWatch Feed National"

Thanks to Bill Thompson for this reminder of the delightful Michael Kirby's wisdom, common sense and good humour! It's never too late to do the right thing Julia. This letter will be a killer for GILLARD. One of the cheques attached to that letter was from Thiess. It was made...

17:28

Reports of multiple people shot at music festival on Las Vegas Strip "IndyWatch Feed World"

Breaking: Reports of multiple people shot at music festival on Las Vegas Strip --UPDATE - 11:34 p.m. PDT: Witnesses say a shooter let off multiple rounds at the Mandalay Bay at the conclusion of the Harvest Music Festival. Initial shots were reported around 10:30 p.m. PDT | 02 Oct 2017 | There are reports of multiple people shot Sunday night at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip. Several people have been sent to UMC Trauma. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has closed traffic from Tropicana Avenue to Russell Road. The public is asked to avoid the area at this time.

17:25

Puerto Rico Is Getting a Surge of Aid, Governor Says "IndyWatch Feed World"

Puerto Rico Is Getting a Surge of Aid, Governor Says | 01 Oct 2017 | A surge of fuel and food supplies and federal government personnel has begun to arrive in Puerto Rico, the governor of the storm-battered island said Sunday morning. Gov. Ricardo A. Rossell told reporters that over the next two days, more than half a million barrels of diesel fuel and nearly a million barrels of gasoline would reach Puerto Rico. The fuel is badly needed to power emergency generators and to distribute food and other supplies across the island. Mr. Rossell said that the Defense Department had increased its footprint on Puerto Rico to 6,400 people, from roughly 4,600 two days earlier, with more coming, and that other federal agencies were also sending more staff to aid in the island's recovery from Hurricane Maria, which smashed through the island on Sept. 20.

17:25

Palmyra Statue Damaged by ISIS Goes on Display in Damascus "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A view shows the damaged Lion of Al-Lat statue at the entrance of the museum of the historic city of Palmyra, after forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad recaptured the city, in Homs Governorate in this handout picture provided by SANA on March 27, 2016. Credit: Reuters

A view shows the damaged Lion of Al-Lat statue at the entrance of the museum of the historic city of Palmyra, after forces loyal to Syrias President Bashar al-Assad recaptured the city, in Homs Governorate in this handout picture...

17:23

Philippines: Contradicting testimonies muddling the case of Kian Delos Santos "IndyWatch Feed War"

Kian, an 11th grader, diedmost likely defenselessin an anti-drug operation. But there are contradicting testimonies muddling the case.

MANILA, Philippines For the Delos Santos family, August 16 was just a regular day until they heard that their 17-year-old Kian Lloyd met his demise that evening.

Kian, an 11th grader, diedmost likely defenselessin the hands of police of Caloocan City who were conducting an anti-drug operation.

Police accounts

According to police accounts, Kian ran away and shot it out with officers from Police Community Precinct 7 along Block 7 Riverside in Barangay Baesa at around 8:45 in the evening that Wednesday, just like thousands of other deaths in the drug war dismissed as due to retaliation.

Personnel of PCP-7 Drug Enforcement Unit led by PO3 Arnel Oares and 10 others were conducting One Time (Oplan Galugad), the Caloocan City Police Districts report on the alleged shooting encounter with Kian read.

The above named suspect (Kian) noticed the presence of approaching officers, suddenly suspect drew his firearm and directly shot toward the lawmen but missed prompting PO3 Oares to returned fire hitting the suspect on his body that resulted in his instantaneous death, it added.

Cops said they recovered .45 caliber pistol, four spent shells, and two sach...

17:22

Could Australia be the target of a North Korean missile? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Leonid Petrov, a leading North Korean expert, said Australia could play a much better and more viable option in the crisis.

Dr Petrov, a visiting fellow at the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University, said it was obvious someone who served as US deputy assistant secretary of defence for nuclear and missile defence policy would recommend buying a US-made piece of equipment.

However, Dr Petrov said there was a cheaper option on the table.

Australia can save a lot of money (and lives) by using its diplomatic channels and mediate a comprehensive peace deal, which North Korea is begging for since 1974, he said.

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17:21

Terror in Las Vegas: People run for their lives as at least one gunman opens fire at music festival near Mandalay Bay "IndyWatch Feed World"

Breaking: Terror in Las Vegas: People run for their lives as at least one gunman opens fire at country music festival near Mandalay Bay --Police confirmed that one suspect had been killed --Flights from the city's McCarran International Airport have been suspended --Area has been locked down - media | 02 Oct 2017 | At least two people have been killed and 24 injured after at least one gunman bombarded a Las Vegas country music festival with hundreds of rounds of ammo. The Strip has been completely shut down after the sniper is believed to have opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay resort and casino, located across a junction from the event. Those listening to police scanners reported that the shooter was killed after cops breached a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay. SWAT teams were seen heading towards the resort in armored vehicles earlier. But unconfirmed reports of gunfire at other locations has some concerned about the possibility of multiple shooters, and police have been spotted en route to the Bellagio hotel, according to CNN.

17:19

Catalonia Referendum: At Least 844 Injured By Spanish Police While Trying to Vote; 90% Vote for Independence; Party of Spanish PM was Founded by Francoist-Fascists "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If the PM of Spain is acting like a Fascist, perhaps its because his party was founded by Francoist-Fascists.

Before the violent crackdown, came the web site crackdown: On September 12th, one could see this poster on the referendum web site. The English translation reads: You were born with the capacity to decide. Will you give that up? More than ever the future of Catalonia is in your hands.

By Sept. 14, 2017 it had been seized by the Spanish government. And, isnt that a fasces in the image?
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17:18

Australia should not blindly follow USA on foreign policy Gareth Evans "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

I never had any doubt about the genuineness of Hawkes position when he said at the time that we are not an aligned country which had to agree, or did agree, with every single aspect of US policymaking.

The ability to maintain a healthy balance in our alliance relationship seems, unhappily, to have largely evaporated since the Hawke-Keating years.

Gushing sentiment has become the norm..

The election of President Donald Trump has given a new urgency to restoring some real balance in the alliance relationship. We can only hope that enough cooler and wiser heads than his own will emerge to eventually dispel the worst fears generated during his campaign and in his first weeks in office.

We now have to be ready for American blunders as bad as, or worse than, in the past. We will have to make our own judgments about how to react to events, based on our own national interests.

Australian foreign and defence policy for the foreseeable future is going to have to be founded on three core principles: More self-reliance. More Asia. Less United States.

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17:17

Reports of active shooter near Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas "IndyWatch Feed World"

Breaking: Reports of active shooter near Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas --One witness told KSVN that he heard "hundreds of shots." | 02 Oct 2017 | Las Vegas police tweeted late Sunday that officers were responding to reports of an active shooter near the famous casino. Police asked people to avoid the area. The Route 91 Harvest Festival was taking place on the Vegas Strip. There was a massive police response. The station reported that there were multiple victims. The area is now on lockdown. All clubs and businesses on the strip are closed.

17:17

This Is How Blatant YouTubes Censorship Crackdown Has Become "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Internet (TFC) As a writer and video producer, I must point out one absurdity of YouTubes recent demonetization crackdown. To make the point, Ill use a video of mine thats been affected as an example. By the end, I hope to have thoroughly confronted readers and, perhaps, YouTube with one question. If a video dosent meet the amount of views required to contest its demonetization, then why target it?

The video in question was of an interview I conducted with a leader of the group Tosa Together. Made up of residents of the Milwaukee suburb Wauwatosa, the group hopes to create a more welcoming community. A major focus of the group is race issues, as the mostly white suburb certainly has its fair share. Tosa Together also became heavily involved in pushing for transparency in the Tosa Jay Anderson police shooting of 2016.

Numerous questions continue to haunt the case even after Officer Joseph Mensah was cleared. Residents felt not enough was reported, and some feel it was covered up. Id conducted this interview with a Tosa Together member to discuss the case and the groups role. Theres no swearing or no rude language, just honest opinions from a local on that shooting. A local who also participated in protests calling for transparency after the iron curtain came down, she recalled. Earlier this month, I discovered this videoand every video Ive made on Tosa PDwere demonetized. Another video I took of possible surveillance craft during Milwaukees 2016 riots joined them.

YouTube is using demonetization, bans, and restrictions to contain the spread of controversial or offensive content. However, recent months have seen the company target alternative news videos, and similar videos. By demonetizing your video, YouTube cripples its chances of even being viewed. Forget that you cant profit from it, or boost its distribution with attached ads. Some wont even find their way to a viewers suggestions tab.

If you want to contest your videos flagging, you may request a review. Of all my videos YouTube targeted, I felt the Tosa Together interview was wholly unfounded. But when I opted to get the video reviewed, I discovered YouTubes dirty trick. Video...

17:14

Sikh Politician Wins Race to Lead Canadas New Democratic Party "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Jagmeet Singh was elected on Sunday as leader of Canadas left-leaning New Democrats, becoming the first non-white politician to head a major Canadian political party.

New Democratic Party federal leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh walks through the room at a meet and greet event in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, July 17, 2017. Credit: Reuters

New Democratic Party federal leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh walks through the room at a meet and greet event in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, July 17, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Canada: Jagmeet Singh, an Ontario provincial lawmaker and practicing Sikh, was elected on Sunday as leader of Canadas left-leaning New Democrats, becoming the first non-white politician to head a major Canadian political party.

The 38-year-old lawyer, whose penchant for colorful turbans and tailor-made three-piece suits made him a social media star, was elec...

17:12

Alarming data casts grave doubt on the sustainability of the UKs economic growth "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

UK households are saving less than they ever have. The latest ONS data puts the UK household saving rate at just 1.7% in the first quarter of 2017 the lowest rate since records began in 1963: Source: ONS data This 1.7% savings rate (5.5bn/318bn) is calculated as the percentage of UK household disposable income []

17:10

Non Stop Gunfire: Mass Shooting at Country Music Festival near Mandalay Bay In Las Vegas, At Least 20 Dead, Over 100 Wounded "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Update 14: For those with a more conspiratorial point of view, as information continues to be released it sure is starting to reek of at the very least some sort of cover-up of who carried out the horrific attack and how it could have possibly been done by only one person.

Update 13: Another eyewitness stated on live T.V. that there was at least 10 minutes of straight shooting.

Update 12: Police have claimed that one shooter was killed and that they are looking for a women person of interest.

We are also reporting on an eyewitness claim that a crazy women told the crowd they were going to die 45 minutes before the shooting took place.

Update 11: A verified Twitter account for a local news reporter has confirmed that at least 20 have DIED.

Update 10: A report from The Daily Mail has further updates:

  • The victims were slain at both the Route 91 Harvest festival and the Mandalay Bay hotel just over the road
  • Witnesses reported automatic gunfire coming from the hotel onto the festival and police cars below
  • Police said one shooter was down; at around 12:38am they said they believed there were no more shooters
  • People listening to police scanners said that shooter was killed in a room on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay
  • The Strip is closed down and flights from the citys McCarran International Airport have been suspended
  • Unconfirmed reports have also been made of sho......

17:08

Could Theresa may Still Sack Boris Johnson?  Prime Minister refused to deny suggestions that the Foreign Secretary is unsackable "IndyWatch Feed War"

By 

Theresa Mays allies have accused Boris Johnson of posturing and said that his Brexit red lines are straw man arguments designed to boost his profile.

The Prime Minister refused to deny suggestions that the Foreign Secretary is unsackable after he set out four new demands for Brexit at the weekend.

In the wake of his intervention Damian Green, the First Secretary of State and Mrs Mays effective deputy, publicly rebuked Mr Johnson for making his views public.

The Conservative beauty contest
The Conservative beauty contest

02:11

 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/01/exclusive-theresa-may-allies-dismiss-boris-johnsons-brexit-red/

Mr Johnson hit back at the criticism, telling The Daily Telegraph that it is extraordinary that so much of a fuss is being made about his intervention.

I...

17:05

BREAKING: Active Shooter At Mandelay Bay Casino In Las Vegas UPDATE: Shooter Dead "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

TANGO DOWN: pic.twitter.com/0BDgd9Mygt KingLurch (@austinnolson) October 2, 2017 VIDEO: Video courtesy of Drew Akioshi. He was attending the concert at mandalay bay when shooting started. pic.twitter.com/mbyh9Y387q David Sakach (@davidsakach) October 2, 2017 Shooting at Route 91 A post shared by Randy (girl) Kindred (@randy_kindred_girl_) on Oct 1, 2017 at 10:56pm PDT

17:03

TVET Education Boosted In Bougainville "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

 

Source: Post-Courier

 

 

Fifty teachers have upgraded their teaching qualifications by participating in an Australian and internationally recognised course at the Bougainville Technical College.

 

 

Speaking at the graduation, Nicola Simpson, Second Secretary (Education) from the Australian High Commission commended the graduates for their commitment to improving vocational and further education in Papua New Guinea and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

 

This graduation is special because it marks an important step forward in strengthening the capacity of the countrys technical schools, business colleges and polytechnics, Ms Simpson said.

 

The fifty participants include eighteen women, almost one-third of the cohort.

 

 

The Papua New Guinea-Australia partnership strongly endorses gender equity in Papua New Guineas education sector because it has proven benefits for individuals, communities and the nation.

Filed under: Agreement, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Community, Development, Education, Governance,...

16:58

BREAKING: Live Shooter At Country Music Festival In Las Vegas Addicting Info | The Knowledge You Crave

Sunday night at the Route 91 Harvest Festival 2017, two unknown shooters began gunning down police officers and at least one bodyguard from what appeared to be the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.

The country music festival was just concluding for the weekend, with the last performer, Jason Aldean, wrapping up his performance for a sold-out crowd of 12,000 people.

Twitter was the first place information began to emerge on the shooters and what was happening:

There was footage from nearby:

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16:58

Donald Trump contradicts USA Secretary of State rejects negotiation with North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Trump says North Korea talks are waste of time, President contradicts Tillersons statement that lines of communication are open Ft.com by Demetri Sevastopulo in Washington, 2 Oct 17  Donald Trump dismissed the prospect of talks with Pyongyang as pointless barely a day after his secretary of state said the US was using new channels of communication to weigh the possibility of negotiations with North Korea about its nuclear programme. I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man, Mr Trump tweeted on Sunday morning. Save your energy Rex, well do what has to be done!.

In a second tweet later in the day, he added: Being nice to Rocket Man hasnt worked in 25 years, why would it work now? Clinton failed, Bush failed, and Obama failed. I wont fail.
The US presidents interventions came after Mr Tillerson told reporters during a visit to China that Washington had three direct channels of communication with North Korea..
Richard Haass, president of the US Council on Foreign Relations, slammed Mr Trump for undercutting his secretary of state. Potus truly misguided here-& SecState should resign, he tweeted on Sunday. Ian Bremmer, head of Eurasia Group, a risk consultancy, said the presidents comments were the stupidest tweet on national security Ive ever seen from a sitting head of state
After Mr Trump used a speech at the UN to describe Mr Kim as Rocket Ma...

16:57

Facebook blocks Chinese tycoon Guo Wenguis pages His sensational corruption allegations shows why hes a wanted man in Beijing "IndyWatch Feed War"

Social network takes down two pages associated with businessman who has made string of sensational corruption allegations against officials

South China Morning Post
PUBLISHED : Monday, 02 October, 2017, 1:14pm
UPDATED : Monday, 02 October, 2017, 1:27pm

Facebook has blocked two pages in the name of Guo Wengui, the fugitive Chinese tycoon who has been making corruption accusations against senior officia...

16:54

Professor Brian Cox subtle spinner for nuclear power, will tour Australia in November "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Brian Cox is  a very personable and knowledgeable TV star and particle physics expert. He is also a promoter of the nuclear industry. He is a big fan of plutonium -powered space travel.

Currently, Cox is in Cumbria, UK, addressing schoolchildren groups, and revving up enthusiasm for science and technology. All good, yes. He enthuses about the opportunity for top jobs in high tech in Cumbria.  Good? Yes, but where are these future jobs? Well in the nuclear industry, which is desperately trying to get a new nuclear power station built.

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16:53

Vanuatu volcano pollutes drinking water, forces Dunkirk-style evacuation "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Vanuatu has launched a Dunkirk-style evacuation on the northern island of Ambae as a flotilla of boats rescues islanders from an erupting volcano that has polluted many of the island's sources of drinking water. Crowds of islanders from at least three evacuation points on the island have begun boarding ferries, canoes and commercial vessels for the safety of surrounding islands Maewo, Pentecost and Santo. Reuters reporter Ben Bohane, on location in Ambae, said he saw people camping on a hillside at the town of Lolowai waiting calmly for ships to ferry them to safety. "There were big sacks of rice and boxes of tinned fish," he said. The eruption has polluted many of the island's water sources leaving thousands of people in need of safe drinking water, Red Cross delegate Joe Cropp told Reuters by phone on Sunday. "Water is crucial," he said. "It's important to get on top of it right away." The Manaro Voui volcano, the nation's largest, was seen hurling steam and rocks into the air by New Zealand vulcanologist Brad Scott who flew over the volcano on Saturday.

16:53

Catalan Vote Exposes Divisions Among Police "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

People react as they gather at Plaza Catalunya after voting ended for the banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 1, 2017. Credit: Reuters

People react as they gather at Plaza Catalunya after voting ended for the banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 1, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Sant Pere De Torello, Spain: As Spanish police wielded batons and fired rubber bullets at crowds attempting to vote in Catalonias banned independence referendum on Sunday, the regions own police force gave many voters a much gentler reception.

In Catalonias pro-independence heartland, among the farming towns of Osona county north of Barcelona, the Catalan force made little attempt to remove people from polling stations despite being tasked with the same court order to shut them down.

Local courts received several complaints on Sunday against the Catalan police...

16:49

Facebook thought police deleted Syrian Girl's account - what you can do about it "IndyWatch Feed National"


Mark Zuckerberg - Face-
book CEO, who has del-
eted Maram Susli's (aka
Syrian Girl's) account in
a massive breach of
trust to her and to her
75,000 followers

In Syrian Girl's Facebook Ban Linked to Russia-gate Twitter Purge? - an Exclusive Interview (30/9/17) | Russia Insider, Charles Bausman reported that Facebook had blocked SyrianGirl's account after she had criticised Kurds:

Syrian Girl, the Australian activist, Youtuber, and social media powerhouse, tweeted on Thursday evening (EST) that her Facebook account has been blocked for her exposure of fraud during the Kurdistan referendum. She had 75,000 followers.

She also has 70,000 followers on Twitter, and 75,000 subscribers to her excellent Youtube channel.

She gave Russia Insider (RI) an exclusive interview on Friday, explaining that Facebook acted without warning, (which is unusual - usually they give people a chance to correct whatever is upsetting the censors), and so far have not responded to emails.

She speculated that perhaps her page had been caught up in the anti-Russian Twitter / Facebook purge currently unfolding. (Twitter removed 200 Russian accounts that targeted Facebook during election - USA Today)

This of course follows the evidence-free beat-up that alleged Russian interference somehow caused American voters to elect Russia's allegedly favourite candidate Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton the chosen favourite of the American corporate elite, including Zuckerberg himself.

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16:48

Tax havens disappear "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This week saw the most recent instalment of the OECDs regular publication empty lists of tax havens. In response to the Panama Papers last year, the G20 tasked all countries to implement global transparency standards, and for the OECD to report back to them on which countries had failed to come up to scratch. []

16:45

How The Liberty Media Can Overcome Censorship, Demonetization And Deplatforming "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

How The Liberty Media Can Overcome Censorship, Demonetization And Deplatforming by Vin Armani  Activist Post In this video, independent journalist Dan Dicks of Press for Truth joins Vin Armani to discuss his journey in the alternative, liberty media. They discuss potential...

The post How The Liberty Media Can Overcome Censorship, Demonetization And Deplatforming appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:43

Newsbud Exclusive- Venezuela Prepares for US Invasion. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In response to President Donald Trumps threats to intervene militarily in Venezuela, the oil-rich countrys leader, Nicols Maduro, has told his military to prepare for an attack by the United States.

"We have been shamelessly threatened by the most criminal empire that ever existed and we have the obligation to prepare ourselves to guarantee peace," Maduro said on September 27 during military exercises in the city of Maracay. He added that we need to have rifles, missiles and well-oiled tanks at the ready... to defend every inch of the territory if needs be.

Maduro made the remark after Trump signed a travel ban decree imposed on eight countries he insists pose a security threat to the United States. In August, the president banned US financial institutions from doing business with Venezuela and its Petrleos de Venezuela, the state-owned oil and natural gas company. Oil reserves in Venezuela are the largest in the world. [READ MORE]

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16:41

If Americans Only Knew What The Globalists Are Systematically Destroying, Theyd WAKE UP!!! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

When people are dependent on the government they are much easier to control. 

We are often told that we are not compassionate when we object to the endless expansion of government social programs, but that is not how the debate should be framed.  In America today, well over 100 million people receive money from the federal government each month, and the number of Americans that are truly financially independent is continually shrinking.

In fact, only 25 percent of all Americans have more than $10,000 in savings right now according to one survey. 

If we eventually get to the point where virtually all of us are dependent on the government for our continued existence, that would give the globalists a very powerful tool of control.  In the end, they want as many of us dependent on the government as possible, because those that are dependent on the government are a lot less likely to fight against their the globalist agenda. (SEE: The UN Have Unveiled Their Master Plan For The Next 14 years: Its Terrifying)

Back in 1992, the bottom 90 percent of American income earners brought in more than 60 percent of the countrys income. But last year that figure slipped to just 49.7 percent.

The wealth of our society is increasingly being concentrated at the very top, and the middle class is steadily being eroded.

Surveys have found that somewhere around two-thirds of the country is living paycheck to paycheck at least part of the time, and so living on the edge has become a way of life for most Americans.

Earlier today, I...

16:40

The politics of dominance: Dont take it to the limit "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Han Fook Kwang
The Straits Times

OPINION

An overly dominant ruling party faces dangers such as resistance to change and complacency

German Chancellor Angela Merkels victory in the recent elections made headlines around the world because her partys winning margin was much reduced due to the gains of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.

For Singaporeans though, the more peculiar feature of the result might be that her party won only 33 per cent of the votes and would need a coalition with others to form the government. That has been a hallmark of German politics for decades. Yet, despite not winning a majority, Chancellor Merkel is now into her fourth term in office and is widely regarded as the leader of the Western world, after United States President Donald Trump was unofficially stripped of the title because of his inward-looking America First policy. Under her leadership, Germany has strengthened its position as one of the strongest economies in the world and demonstrated forthright stewardship of the troubled European Union.

Question: How has the country been able to achieve all these despite its politics of coalition government? Or, is its ability to accommodate a wide range of views one of the secrets to its strength?

I do not know the answer but whatever it is, it is a world apart from Singapore, where the defining characteristic has been the dominant position of the ruling Peoples Action Party (PAP), which has won every general election since independence in 1965. So overwhelming has its hold been that there has not been a single year when the opposition held more than 10 per cent of the seats and many in which it held none.

Singapore has done exceptionally well during these years of PAP dominance. The economy has grown, per capita income is one of the highest in the world, and the city has been transformed beyond recognition. There are many reasons for its success but political stability has often been touted as a major factor.

Indeed, the Government has repeatedly stressed that because of Singapores small size and limited talent pool, it cannot afford to have the revolving-door politics seen in many Western democracies, with parties taking turns at the helm, or worse, suffer a coalition government.

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16:37

Leaders of Catalonia declared has the right to split off from Spain "IndyWatch Feed War"

The head of the region of Catalonia claimed this area has the right to split off from Spain, after the

16:35

In a world of crisis, morality can still win Naomi Klein "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Battling climate change is a once-in-a-century chance to build a fairer and more democratic economy. We can and must design a system in which the polluters pay a very large share of the cost of transitioning away from fossil fuels. And in wealthy countries such as Britain and the US, we need migration policies and levels of international financing that reflect what we owe to the global south, given our historic role in destabilising the economies and ecologies of poorer nations for a great many years, and the vast wealth of empire extracted from these societies in bonded human flesh.

Around the world, winning is a moral imperative for the left. The stakes are too high, and time is too short, to settle for anything less.

A new shock doctrine: in a world of crisis, morality can still win, GuardianNaomi Klein, 29 Sept 17  Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders and Podemos in Spain have shown that a bold and decent strategy can be a successful one. That truth should embolden the left. 

Naomi Kleins Speech to Labour Conference

We live in frightening times. From heads of state tweeting threats of nuclear annihilation, to whole regions rocked by climate chaos, to thousands of migrants drowning off the coasts of Europe, to openly racist parties gaining ground: it feels like there are a lot of reasons to be pessimistic about our collective future.

To take one example, the Caribbean and southern United States are in the midst of an unprecedented hurricane season, pounded by storm after storm. Puerto Rico hit by Irma, then Maria is entirely...

16:34

Terror Hits Canada, France "IndyWatch Feed War"

Police aim a gun at the prone terrorist in the aftermath of the Marseille attack. (Photo: Paul-Louis Leger/AFP/Getty Images)Police aim a gun at the prone terrorist in the aftermath of the Marseilles attack. (Photo: Paul-Louis Leger/AFP/Getty Images)

Two people were killed in a stabbing attack in France on October 1 by  an assailant reportedly shouting Allahu akbar.

Police are referring to the incident as a likely terrorist act. The victims were two young women, aged 17 and 20. One had her throat slit while the other was stabbed in the stomach.

The attack took place at the Saint Charles train station in Marseilles. Soldiers guarding the station shot and killed the attacker at the scene. French Interior Minister Grard Collomb said the terrorist fled after the first murder, then returned to carry out the second.

The Arabic phrase Allahu akbar means God is greatest and is used in many different Islamic contexts, but in recent years it has been appropriated as a signature statement by terrorists.

Islamic State claimed the terrorist as one of their soldiers in a statement.

The attack in France followed an earlier terror attack in Edmonton, Canada. On September 30, a man ...

16:33

Spains disproportionate response to Catalonia "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

We have seen an incredibly heavy handed response by Spains government to the referendum called by the Catalonian government.

Yet the EU has been notably quiet as opposed to their incessant attacks on UK over Brexit.

Spains response reminds us that under Franco, Spain was a fascist regime which tolerated no dissent. It is worth noting that Catalonia was not a Falangist stronghold.

The Spanish scenario could well precipitate another Civil War in Spain and lead to EU breakup.


16:30

Australias farmers need action on climate change, and for renewable energy "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Our farmers must rally for climate change action, http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/4958579/our-farmers-must-rally-for-climate-change-action/ With no clear action on climate or energy policies, Australian farmers are scratching their heads and wondering how they can drive change.

 

 

The Federal...

16:30

Why the people of Catalonia want to split from Spain? "IndyWatch Feed War"

A lot of people in Catalonia want to split Spain. When the people of Catalonia to vote on referendum 1/10,

16:26

Worker safety concerns at USAs nuclear waste dump prediction of another tunnel collapse "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Predicted collapse reignites worker safety concerns at WIPP, Adrian C Hedden, Carlsbad Current-Argus  Sept. 29, 2017 Worker safety could yet again become a concern at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

A rock collapse in a portion of the plants underground mine where nuclear waste is permanently emplaced is expected in four to six weeks.

The collapse is expected in Room 6 of Panel 7 in the underground, which was off limits to workers for at almost a year before a Thursday announcement by the U.S. Department of Energy of a potential collapse.

Since it was sealed, no ground control measures took place in Room 6

Rick Fuentes, president of the United Steelworkers Union Local 12-9477, which represents WIPP waste handlers, said the mine is safe for now.

But Fuentes worried that the underground can be unpredictable, and a collapse could occur sooner than expec...

16:23

Two Women Plead Not Guilty to Killing North Korean Leaders Half-Brother "IndyWatch Feed War"

KUALA LUMPUR Two women accused of assassinating the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with a banned nerve agent pleaded not guilty at the start of a high-profile murder trial in a Malaysian court on Monday.

Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, a Vietnamese, are charged with killing Kim Jong Nam by smearing his face with VX, a chemical poison banned by the United Nations, at Kuala Lumpurs international airport on Feb. 13.

Both women wore bullet-proof vests as they were led into the court on the outskirts of the Malaysian capital. They face the death penalty if convicted.

The two women nodded their heads when the charge was read out to them at the Shah Alam court on the outskirts of the Malaysian capital.

Siti was dressed in a black floral suit, while Huong wore a white long-sleeved t-shirt and jeans.

The prosecution said in its charge sheet their actions showed intent to kill the victim by smearing his face and eyes with VX nerve agent, which a post-mortem confirmed had killed Kim.

Defense lawyers demanded that the prosecution immediately name four other suspects who have also been charged in the case but who are still at large. The prosecution said their identities would be revealed during the trial.

The women had told their lawyers they did not know they were participating in a deadly attack and believed they were carrying out a prank for a reality TV show.

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16:22

Winstons Strategery "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Homepaddocks Word of the Day Strategery humorous and often ironic alternate form of strategy; the use of devious or dishonest schemes, tricks, or ploys, in order to achieve a particular end.

Sound Familiar. Well we are now post election and Winston deploys his strategery. In this he is aided by our ghastly media.


16:22

The #StopAdani Movement is uniting for  a BigDayOfAction Sat7October "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

www.stopadani.com/actionday

www.acf.org.au/stop_adani_big_day_of_action

The #StopAdani movement is uniting for a big day of action on Saturday 7 October.

Together, were building an unstoppable movement in our campaign to #StopAdani, which our politicians are trying to ignore.

If we want to move beyond coal, were going to have to spell out #StopAdani to our politicians.

Thats why were asking you to join forces in creating human signs so big that they cant be ignored at iconic locations across Australia!

Were literally going to spell out #StopAdani.  Think big, think iconic, be creative and lets make this massive!


16:20

IAEA Report on Fukushima Diiachi "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

 https://nuclearexhaust.wordpress.com/ 2 Oct 17 For proof of existing technical foresight regarding the accident and failure paths at Fukushima Diiachi, please read  The Menace of Atomic Energy by Nader and Abbott, Outback Press, Victoria, Australia. Copyright 1977. ISBN 0 86888 0515. Also please see https://nuclearhistory.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/the-eccs-controversey-of-the-1960s-and-1970s-usa-in-the-light-of-march-2011/

THE FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI ACCIDENT REPORT BY THE DIRECTOR GENERAL IAEA INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY GC(59)/14
http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Publications/PDF/Pub1710-ReportByTheDG-Web.pdf

Extracted quotations.
A major factor that contributed to the accident was the widespread assumption in Japan that its nuclear power plants were so safe that an accident of this magnitude was simply unthinkable. This assumption was accepted by nuclear power plant operators and was not challenged by regulators or by the Government. As a result, Japan was not sufficiently prepared for a severe nuclear accident in March 2011. The Fukushima Daiichi accident exposed certain weaknesses in Japans regulatory framework. Responsibilities were divided among a number of bodies, and it was not always clear where authority lay....

16:18

Dalit Man Lynched in Gujarat for Watching Garba Performance "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Eight accused, all Patels from Bhadraniya village, have been arrested after the attack, police said.

The accused allegedly said that Dalits do not have the right to watch garba performance. Representative image credit: Reuters

The accused allegedly said that Dalits do not have the right to watch garba performance. Representative image credit: Reuters

New Delhi: A 21-year-old Dalit was reportedly lynched to death in Gujarats Anand district on Sunday by people from the upper-caste Patel community for attending a garba. Eight accused have been arrested, the police have said.

The incident took place around 4 am.

Jayesh Solanki, his cousin Prakash Solanki and two other Dalit men were sitting near a house adjacent to a temple in Bhadrania village when a person made derogatory remarks about their caste, the police said, quoting a complaint filed in connection with the incident. The accused said Dalits do not have any right to watch garba. He made casteist remarks and asked some men to come to the spot, an officer at the Bhadran police station said. The upper caste men allegedly thrashed the Dalits and banged Jayeshs head against a wall, the officer said.

Jayesh was rushed to a hospital in Karamsad, where doctors declared him brought dead in the morning.

We have registered an FIR under IPC sections related to murder and the Prevention of Atrocities Act against eight men, the official said. Deputy...

16:15

Europe is Fundamentally Unserious About Mending Fences with Russia. "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Uncle Volodya says, Occasionally he stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened.

Certain European communities usually from the business sector, but occasionally high-ranking politicians like Sigmar Gabriel have publicly expressed resolve to make things up with Russia, and at least arrive at some sort of truce which will allow Europe to ease sanctions and hopefully re-enter the busy Russian market. And they probably mean it. But they are sardines swimming against the tide of ignorant European ideologues. Just as an aside, NATO may well come to rue the day it went on its expansionist bender and incorporated much of post-Soviet eastern Europe. Its kind of like being in a bar known for spontaneous brawls, with a tiny but loudmouthed acquaintance who wont shut up. And no region so perfectly exemplifies that all-hat-no-cattle mouthiness like the Baltics, with their permanent maidenly apprehensions that Russia wants to bend them over a chair and roger them to bleeding, weeping unconsciousness.

Giving a voice to this maudlin its-all-about-us conceit is the outgoing EU Ambassador to the Russian Federation,

16:14

Respect for democracy?: Assange calls on EU to suspend Spain over Catalan referendum crackdown "IndyWatch Feed World"

The WikiLeaks founder has urged the European Commission president to strip Madrid of the rights of an EU member state, as it proceeds with a violent clampdown to prevent the independence vote in Catalonia. Assange says this violates the unions values.

Dear @JunckerEU. Is this respect for human dignity, freedom and democracy? Julian Assange mockingly inquires of Jean-Claude Juncker in a tweet, accompanied by a video footage of Spanish law enforcement agents forcibly dragging voters out of a polling station, knocking people off the steps at the entrance.

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16:13

Yes side wins Catalonia independence vote marred by chaos "IndyWatch Feed World"

Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis said the violence, while unfortunate and unpleasant was proportionate.

Catalonias regional government declared a landslide win for the yes side in a disputed referendum on independence from Spain that degenerated into ugly scenes of mayhem on Sunday, with more than 800 people injured as riot police attacked peaceful protesters and unarmed civilians gathered to cast their ballots.

Catalonia has won the right to become an independent state, Catalan president Carles Puigdemont said after the polls closed, adding that he would keep his pledge to declare independence unilaterally from Spain if the yes side wins.

Today the Spanish state wrote another shameful page in its history with Catalonia, Puigdemont added, saying he would appeal to the European Union to look into alleged human rights violations during the vote.

Catalan regional government spokesman Jordi Turull told reporters early Monday that 90 per cent of the 2.26 million Catalans who voted chose the yes side in favor of independence. He said nearly 8 per cent of voters rejected independence and the rest of the ballots were blank or void. He said 15,000 votes were still being counted.

Registered voters

The region has 5.3 million registered voters, and Turull said the number of ballots didnt include those confiscated by Spanish police during violent raids that aimed to stop the vote.

No one knows precisely what will happen if Catalan officials actually follow through on their pledge to use the vote chaotic as it was as a basis for declaring the northeastern region independent, a provocative move that would threaten Spain with the possible loss of one of its most prosperous regions, including the popular coastal city of Barcelona, the regional capital.

Police were acting on a judges orders to stop the referendum, which the Spanish government had declared illegal and unconstitutional and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said going forward with the vote only served to sow divisions.

In a televised address after the majority of polls closed Sunday, he thanked the Spanish police, saying they had acted with firmness and serenity comments sure to anger Catalans.

Violence unfortunate

Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis said the violence, while unfortunate and unpleasant was proportionate.

If people insist in disregarding the law and doing something that has been consistently declared illegal and unconstitutional, law enf...

16:11

Digging into Adani:  The dubious dealings of Indias corporate colossus. "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

28 Sept 17, When Four Corners travelled to India to investigate the activities of the giant Adani group, they soon discovered the power of the company.

While attempting to film and gather information about Adanis operations, the Four Corners team had their cameras shut down,  their footage deleted and were questioned for hours by police.

The team were left in no doubt that their investigations into the Indian company triggered the police action.

For months, Four Corners has been digging into the business practices of the Adani Group.
This is the corporate colossus that plans to build Australias biggest mine site.
http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/digging-into-adani/8997202


16:11

Egypts Hasm militants claim attack targeting Myanmar embassy "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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CAIRO (Reuters) Egyptian militant group Hasm claimed responsibility on Sunday for a small explosion at Myanmars embassy in Cairo, saying it was in retaliation for that countrys military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

Egypts interior ministry has not commented on Saturdays blast, which residents and media initially reported as probably the result of a faulty gas pipeline. Two security sources told Reuters that traces of explosives had been found at the scene.

This bombing serves as a warning to the embassy of murderers, killers of women and children in the Muslim Rakhine State, and in solidarity with the sons of this weakened Muslim population, Hasm said in its statement.

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Egyptian protesters hold a banner with inscription reading in Arabic where are human rights? as they demonstrate outside the Myanmar embassy in Cairo

It was the first time that Hasm, a group blamed for several attacks targeting judges and policemen around Cairo since last year, has claimed an attack on a civilian target.

(We have used) utmost caution to ensure that there were no civilian casualties or innocent people (hurt) during the operation, or else you would have seen a burning hell you could not have stopped, Hasm said in the statement.

Myanmars government spokesman urged citizens abroad to be careful.

Pls take care Myanmar nationals around the world, the spokesman, Zaw Htay, said on his Twitter feed.

The latest wave of violence in western Myanmars Rakhine State began on Aug. 25, when Rohingya insurgents attacked police posts and an army camp, killing about 12 people.

The Myanmar military response has sent more than 410,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, escaping what they and rights monitors say is a campaign aimed at driving the Muslim population out of the majority-Buddhist country.

Egypt accuses Hasm of being a militant wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group it outlawed in 2013. The Muslim Brotherhood denies this.

Hundreds of Egyptian soldiers and police have been killed fighting an Islamist insurgency in Sinai that has gained pace since mid-2013, when General-turned-President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood after mass protests against his rule.

Reporting by Ahmed Mohamed Hassan an...

16:10

There are 90% of voters want Catalan separated from Spain "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Catalan Government said 90% of the people go to vote in the referendum on 1 October look forward to

16:10

Do the Greens understand MMP "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Looking at media of all kinds there is a lot of support for a blue green scenario, except amongst the Greens.

One is forced to conclude that the Greens are more interested in virtue signalling than actually achieving anything.

If the Greens really understood MMP and emulated Germany they would conclude that you can participate in Government, achieve some objectives and not get raped.

However, they behave like timorous virgins who confuse sex with love and marriage.


16:07

The Insidious ISIS-US Relationship. The West is Terrorizing and Destroying Countries "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

ISIS/Daesh have always been place-setters[1] for the U.S Empire and its Coalition of regime-change criminal cohorts.

16:07

Diversification Smart or Dumb? "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

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QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; Do you believe in portfolio diversification?

ANSWER: No not really. I see no point in putting money in something you know will be a loss. Diversification within a sector is one thing. But buying government bonds when rates are at a 5,000 year low and governments are in trouble around the world, I just see as really stupid.

Once you understand how our global model works, you can see the trend unfolding in a numerous instruments that therefore confirms the trading direction. For example, we warned that gold had made an important high and would crash from 2011 for at least 3 years minimum. At the same time, we warned that the Dow would breakout to new highs. Barrons reported that forecast and did not believe that we would be correct. Both the high in gold and the breakout in the Dow were connected. Each confirmed the other among a host of other relationships.

What is impossible is trying to forecast just gold or the Dow in isolation relying upon fundamentals, which always prove to be worthless. Take the Long-Term Capital Management Crisis of 1998. The problem began in Russia and investments there collapsed but you could not get out at any price. They began selling assets everywhere else in the USA to Japan. This became a liquidity crisis that spread into a contagion. You could look at all of the fundamentals that said nothing should be happening in Japan. That led to massive losses in Japan that were contrary to fundamental analysis.

Everything is interconnected. Diversification is for people who cannot forecast so they just hope to stay ahead of the game. Asset Allocation has to be done smartly. You need some cash and those who will want some bonds v equities simply need to stay short-term and away from issues that will be a problem.

 

16:06

Mining project in Leuser Ecosystem no longer has a valid permit "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Because the company failed to file paperwork on time, the Indonesian government has rejected the company's request to extend the permit.

16:05

Cryptocurrencies "IndyWatch Feed National"

QUESTION: Marty, do you think any crypto currency will survive?

ANSWER: No. We are looking at central banks and even the Chinese government is moving to create a Cryptocurrencies. There is no question that we will be looking at this is the next evolutionary step forward.

However, what I have been warning about is the public v private issue. Governments are hunting money everywhere. There is just NO POSSIBLE WAY they will allow private Cryptocurrencies  to circumvent their control and taxation.

16:02

Marxism/Socialism Is On the Decline "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

I have warned that we are in a period where SOCIALISM is collapsing not CAPITALISM. The distinction is manifest in rising retirement ages, reduction in social benefits, and rising taxation. This is also evident in politics. The Democrats really have no face to put forward as their leader. Hillary lost and even Elizabeth Warren is way out of touch for the average American.

Nevertheless, we are seeing this trend where socialists in...

16:01

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: What if we Turned Hurricanes into Electricity? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: What If We Just Turned the Hurricanes Into Electricity

Source: Gizmodo | by Tom McKay




Image: Screengrab via Sunday Today

Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson had some seriously weird thoughts on hurricanes in an interview on Sunday, telling Sunday TODAY he believes man should harness the power of hurricanes for good rather than run from them, as one tends to do when 155mph winds and catastrophic storm surge are heading towards ones beach house.

While discussing the very real need for humans to find ways to proactively adapt to a changing climate rather than running around like chickens with their heads lopped off, Tyson suggested instead of evacuating people should be inventing a way to convert hurricanes into electricity.

Im tired of looking at photos of countless thousands of cars exiting a city, because a hurricane is coming, Tyson said. Where are the engineers and scientists saying, you know, instead of running away from the city thats about to be destroyed by this hurricane, let me figure out a way to tap the cyclonic energy of this hurricane to drive the power needs of the city that its otherwise going to destroy?

Where are those people? Tyson asked. You need a culture where that becomes a natural state of how people think, rather than Buy toilet paper! Buy water! Run!

Thats our current natural state, and I dont think that was the country I grew up in, he added.

This is a very strange thought for a science-minded person to express, seeing as some phenomena like weather patterns (wind and solar) and tidal currents are easily exploitable for power production...

16:00

Yes wins Catalonia independence vote marred by violence 844 civilians treated in hospitals for injuries, plus 33 police officers "IndyWatch Feed War"

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Catalonias regional government declared a landslide win for the yes side in a disputed referendum on independence from Spain that degenerated into mayhem Sunday, with more than 800 people injured as riot police attacked peaceful protesters and unarmed civilians trying to cast their ballots.

Catalonia has won the right to become an independent state, Catalan president Carles Puigdemont said after the polls closed, adding that he would keep his pledge to declare independence unilaterally if the yes side wins.

Today the Spanish state wrote another shameful page in its history with Catalonia, Puigdemont added, saying he would appeal to the European Union to look into alleged human rights violations during the vote.

Catalan regional government spokesman Jordi Turull told reporters early Monday that 90 percent of the 2.26 million Catalans who voted chose the yes side in favor of independence. He said nearly 8 percent of voters rejected independence and the rest of the ballots were blank or void. He said 15,000 votes were still being counted.

The region has 5.3 million registered voters, and Turull said the number of ballots didnt include those confiscated by Spanish police during violent raids that aimed to stop the vote.

Spanish riot police attacked peaceful protesters in Catalonia on Sunday to try to disrupt a banned independence vote, injuring more than 700 people as Spains constitutional crisis deepened. (Oct. 1)

No one knows what will happen if Catalan officials follow through on their pledge to use the vote as a basis for declaring independence, a provocation that would possible remove from Spain one of its most prosperous regions, including the coastal city of Barcelona, the regional capital.

Hundreds of police armed with truncheons and rubber bullets were sent in from other regions to confiscate ballots and stop the voting, and amateur video showed some officers dragging people out of polling stations by the hair, throwing some down stairs, kicking them and pushing them to the ground. Anguished, frightened screams could be heard.

Police were acting on a judges orders to stop the referendum, which the Spanish government had declared illegal and unconstitutional and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said going forward with the vote only served to sow divisions.

In a televised address after the majority of polls closed Sunday, he thanked the Spanish police, saying they had...

16:00

Safe-Zone Judo as Syrian Forces Cross the Euphrates "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

67343423Syrian forces with the support of their Russian and Iranian allies, crossed the Euphrates River near the city of Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria.

The move is not only a significant step forward in restoring security nationwide and ensuring the nations territorial integrity, it is also a significant step toward turning the tables on the very interests who provoked and have perpetuated this conflict since 2011.

US policymakers as early as 2012 openly declared their intent to partition Syria through the use of safe zones or buffer zones. From these zones established with and protected by direct US military intervention militant proxies would attempt to expand deeper into Syrian territory until the nation could either be toppled entirely, or sufficiently partitioned, effectively eliminating the Syrian Arab Republic as it was known before the conflict began.

Understanding Safe Zones 

A March 2012 Brookings Institution paper titled, Middle East Memo #21: Saving Syria: Assessing Options for Regime Change (PDF), proposed the concept of safe zones or safe-havens not to fight the yet-to-be invented so-called Islamic State (ISIS), but specifically to assist US-backed regime change. It claims (emphasis added):

An alternative is for diplomatic efforts to focus first on how to end the violence and how to gain humanitarian access, as is being done under Annans leadership. This may lead to the creation of safe-havens and humanitarian corridors, which would have to be backed by limited military power. This would, of course, fall short of U.S. goals for Syria and could preserve Asad in power. From that starting point, however, it is possible that a broad coalition with the appropriate international...

16:00

Hacking a Metallurgical Microscope "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

[Amen] wanted to inspect ICs on the PCBs for suitability for reuse, so he bought a metallurgical microscope that illuminates from above rather than below, since it normally looks at opaque things. It has a working distance of 0.5 and 10mm, which isnt a lot of room to solder.

The microscope didnt come with a slide tray, so [amen] found a cheap one on eBay. Needing a connector block, he melted down some food trays into an ingot, which he then milled down into a block shape, drilled, and used to attach the slide tray to the microscope.

The thing came with a manual XY table, which the operator adjusts by turning knobs. Its fine for most basic applications but its also a pain for more complicated projects, like tiling together a huge photo of a die. [amen]s currently working on a powered XY based on a DVD drives stepper assemblies.

If youre looking for more microscope projects, read up on the hacked inspection microscope and a Pi Zero scope we previously published.


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16:00

What does democracy call for in Catalonia? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Hoping for a peaceful democratic process in Catalonia tomorrow. When democracy fails theres only repression. Thinking of my Catalan friends

That is a tweet from Pete Wishart, Australian MP; I ve seen dozens more like it.  But is it the democratic process behind the Catalonian referendum?  Or is it rather a form of electoral terrorism?  Here are a few points:

1. Most countries we consider to be democracies have rather stringent restrictions on when referenda may be held and what they may be used to decide.

2. According to extant reports, only 40 percent or so of the people in Catalonia favor independence.  Its not like Kurdistan where independence won almost 100 percent of the vote and not only because of selective participation.

3. Arent non-official referendum results always going to be slanted in favor of intense minority opinion?  That hardly seems democratic.  See #2.  Arguably the same is true for official referenda as well, though then at least turnout is more representative.  Nonetheless referenda on such big questions may under-represent the interests of the young or the interests of business (and in turn real wages), or they may favor expressive voting too much.

4. Isnt the truly democratic procedure to let all of Spain vote on Catalonian independence?  Maybe you dont think so, but that begs the question.

5. Is it a fundamental democratic principle that any geographic region can demand a binding separatist referendum?  Well, maybe, but it sounds closer to John C. Calhoun than the notions of democracy I am familiar with or would favor.

Overall, I dont see any positive news in how this is developing.  Arguably the situation remains in flux, but still the word is that a unilateral declaration of independence will be forthcoming.

The post What does democracy call for in Catalonia? appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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16:00

Catalonia Has a Right to Self-Determination !!! "IndyWatch Feed World"

Above~Clearly the Police were gonna get very rough, follow orders and only do their job~~morons!

Since the beginning of the Catalonia bid for independence, the Spanish Government has made an effort to prevent it from happening. However, over the past few days the state has intensified its efforts, mounting to an unprecedented repression. Earlier this week [week starting on 18 September 2017], the Spanish police force arrested 15 Catalan Government officials. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy argued that the state was forced to act since the Constitutional court declared the vote illegal.

But the Spanish Government did not stop there. The Spanish Civil Guard searched a number of newspaper offices without warrants and large amounts of referendum material was seized. When appearing before the press, Mariano Rajoy justified the raids and arrests by arguing in defense of the Constitution and the rights of all Spaniards and warned that greater harm lies ahead if the 1 October vote continues as planned.

Spains top court Judges have used orders that violate rights by loosely interpreting the Supreme Courts ruling on the referendums illegality. They have also warned that those who participate in the poll could face prosecution, including 700 Catalan mayors. Additionally, the Constitutional court declared that it will fine members of an electoral board overseeing Catalonias referendum anywhere between 6,000 to 12,000 euros a day. Nevertheless, the Catalan Government has announced that it will go ahead with the vote on 1 October and that it will be binding.

This conflict is now becoming an issue of an attack on basic rights, including freedom of assembly, speech and the press, and less about different concepts of democracy. Spains King Felipe has called for political dialogue and for the Spanish Government to listen to the voice of the people.

On 20 September 2017, UNPO joined Catalan supporters at the Schuman square in Brussels to protest the violations of the Spanish Government and raise our voice in defending Catalonias self-determination. In Barcelona, thousands of people gathered to protest outside of Catalonias judiciary body to demand the release of the officials arrested in connection with the planned referendum.

On this occasion, UNPO strongly condemns the Spanish Governments actions in violating the basic freedoms and values. UNPO also welcomes the Catalan Governments right to a referendum on independence planned for 1 October 2017 and their self-determination. Self-determination is enshrined in international treaties, including the United Nations Charter, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights(ICCPR), and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ICESCR. Self-determinatio...

16:00

False Flags Are Now Well Recognized in our Collective Psyche "IndyWatch Feed World"

It was only several decades ago that the term false flag was rarely understood, let alone spoken.

But over the course of increased civilian investigation into the happenings of our world independent of oligarchical and governmental propaganda historic false flags that have been officially admitted and the more recent ones which are still officially denied are now commonly discussed in the lexicon of public dialogue.

For those who still havent caught up with this concept, a false flag is an event or operation that is blamed on a party who didnt actually orchestrate it.

This strategy gained its modern name based on nautical operations when an attacking ship would fly the colours of its enemy until close enough to open fire, however its as old as military warfare itself.


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16:00

Whaleoil Backchat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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

The post Whaleoil Backchat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:56

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Oct. 2, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Oct. 2 2017

Compiled 12:01 am EDT 2 Oct. 2017 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com

Source: Dinar Chronicles

Judy Note:

1. Last Thurs. Sept. 26, Bruce said RV intel was ordered to be on blackout and that we would exchange before Oct. 15 when the public was scheduled to begin.

2. The Intel blackout appeared to have continued throughout the weekend. (Actually, that blackout was a good sign that the RV could be underway).

3. Sat. Sept. 30 ZAP said he was told his funds would be paid out this week.

4. Carlos' intel below indicated we would be in the exchange centers this week.

5. From what I understand of the Zim exchange (which could be totally wrong):

a. 80% of your Zim exchange will go to charities, but not necessarily Zimbabwe charities. You can choose whatever third world country charities you want it to go to.

b. 20% will go to you.

c. Of that 20% you receive, 95% will remain at HSBC for 25 years and earn interest (5%?) paid to you on a quarterly basis.

d. The percentage of interest your money earns may be negotiable depending on how long you leave your money at HSBC.

e. The 5% that goes to you will be paid out on a quarterly basis on a 25 year contract.

f. After 25 years you can opt to be paid the lump sum, or leave it at the bank to earn you interest for another 5 years......

15:56

Outrageous scenes, this is bound for the European Court of Justice and European Court of Human Rights "IndyWatch Feed World"

Spanish Police have violated The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU brings together in a single six titles: Dignity, Freedoms, Equality, Solidarity, Citizens Rights, and Justice. all the rights found in the case law of the Court of Justice of the EU.

The Charter contains some 54 articles divided into seven titles. The first six titles deal with substantive rights under the headings: dignity, freedoms, equality, solidarity, citizens rights and justice, while the last title deals with the interpretation and application of the Charter. Much of Charter is based on the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), European Social Charter, the case-law of the European Court of Justice and pre-existing provisions of European Union law.

15:51

Seven killed in Cameroon as anglophones declare independence "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

AFP

AFP / by Reinnier KAZE with Amaury HAUCHARD in Libreville | Cameroon security forces patrolled mostly deserted streets in Buea on Sunday as a separatist group in the English-speaking region made a symbolic declaration of independence

BUEA (CAMEROON) (AFP)  At least seven people were killed in Cameroons restive anglophone belt at the weekend as a separatist group made a symbolic declaration of independence.The separatists chose October 1, the anniversary of the official reunification of the anglophone and francophone parts of Cameroon, to declare independence for Ambazonia, the name of the state they want to create.

Since November, the anglophone minority has been protesting against perceived discrimination.

 Location of Cameroon on the globe.

The government deployed security forces at the weekend in English-speaking regions, notably Buea in the southwest and Bamenda, the main town in the northwest and a hub of anglophone agitation.

Several people were admitted to hospital in Bamenda Sunday after clashes between demonstrators and police, according to a medical source.

At least one person was injured by live fire in Bamenda, where the situation was very tense, a source close to the local authorities told AFP.

The security forces had to resort to tear gas and sometimes to shots to disperse the protesters, the source said by telephone.

Bamenda residents contacted by AFP reported shooting by the security forces without giving further details.

Real bullets

One of the leaders of the opposition , told AFP the security forces were firing real bullets at the protesters but stressed that he was not a supporter of the secessionist movement.

In Ndop, 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Bamenda, two people were shot dead, according to sources, while one was killed in Kumbo on the sidelines of the protests, city mayor Donatus Njong said.

Also in Kumbo, three prison inmates were shot and killed trying to escape while security forces were mobilised for the deployments in anglophone regions, a source close to regional authorities said.

A young man was shot dead by security forces on Saturday in the southwest town of Kumba,...

15:47

Republican Denial No Longer an Option "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The crisis in Puerto Rico, far worse than that of Katrina in Louisiana, with a Trump White House response even more incompetent than that of the Bush White house response, reveals an entire Republican party without a soul...

15:45

New Zealands Kingmaker to Start Talks With Both Major Parties This Week "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

WELLINGTON The New Zealand First Party, which emerged as a kingmaker after New Zealands election in September, will begin preliminary talks with both the ruling National Party and separately with the Labour Party this week, according to a media release.

The statement comes after Prime Minister Bill English told media on Monday that he had called New Zealand First leader Winston Peters but he had not picked up. Both parties have since said the two leaders had spoken by telephone.

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Prime Minister Bill English. New Zealand Herald Photograph

While Englishs National Party won a 10-point lead over the opposition Labour Party in the Sept. 23 election, neither won enough seats to govern alone and both have been left courting the outspoken Peters to form a government.

Englishs National Party secured 58 seats, only just short of the 61 seats needed to form a government in New Zealands proportional representation system. Labour won 45 seats, New Zealand First won nine and the Green Party seven.

Preliminary talks will proceed this week when arrangements suitable to both parties are concluded, the New Zealand First Party said on its website.

It is a familiar situation for Peters. The veteran politician is holding the balance of power for a third time, having previously joined coalitions led by both National and Labour.

While his policies are thought to have more in common with those of Labour both want to curb immigration some analysts say he could opt for National as it would be a simpler coalit...

15:45

Why These Photos Of Polar Bears In Captivity Are Anything But Cute "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Underwater World, China. 2015 PHOTOGRAPH BY SHENG-WEN LO

Underwater World, China. Credit: Sheng-Wen Lo

Will polar bears be nothing but a myth to our great-grandchildren? Currently, the global polar bear population is estimated between 22,000 and 31,000 bears, total. The U.S. Geological Survey indicates this number will decrease two-third by 2050.

For more than a decade, polar bears have been given a spotlight in the conversation about global warming. Despite high awareness of the polar bear plight, population declines have only sped up. Melting ice means bears cant access seal hunting grounds, and subsequently females become malnourished and infertile.

Because polar bears have become a type of icon for global warming, they are often plucked from their natural habitats and put on display in zoos. This is done under the guise that the bear is being kept safe or the polar bear exhibit might include information about wildlife preservation in order to inspire people to care about habitat destruction.

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/polar-bear-hugging-her-baby-in-zoo-enclosure/...

15:42

Diabulimia The Extremely Dangerous Eating Disorder No One Is Talking About "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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A litany of complications are associated with type 1 diabeteshormonal imbalance, heart problems, dehydration, eye and foot damage, among others. Monitoring blood sugar levels and incorporating insulin injections helps manage the disorder, but unfortunately, the same life-saving insulin also causes weight gain. Restricting insulin can cause weight loss, as the body cannot process glucose and rapidly begins eliminating fat and muscle.

The weight gain associated with insulin injections has provoked a deadly trend among diabetics primarily young women. Purposefully restricting insulin in order to lose weight can result in permanent damage to the internal organs, ketoacidosis and eventual death. This scary habit has claimed the lives of many women and men worldwide, and advocates (see DWED.com) are fighting for medical recognition of the co-occurring eating disorders and diabetes known as diabulimia.

The research concludes that women with type 1 diabetes are twice as likely to have an eating disorder than non-diabetic women. Furthermore, ...

15:42

MSM Fake News Monitor: Express on Bhagwat "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Indian Express today had a four-deck headline on its front page: "Farmers, small business must not suffer, RSS chief tells govt" (Sub headline: Mixes praise for Modi with caution, seeks "new provisions" in Valley). On the parameters set out by Facebook, this is clearly a Fake News. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat never said the "small business" are suffering; and even if he thought so, he never addressed it to the government.

15:40

Cop Block Documentary Q&A With Director, Producer "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ian Freeman, Darryl W Perry (our lucky poster raffle winner!), and Derrick J Freeman at the 5th Anniversary Screening

Ian Freeman, Darryl W Perry (our lucky poster raffle winner!), and Derrick J Freeman at the 5th Anniversary Screening

A couple of weeks ago on a Sunday evening, after the grand opening of the Free State Bitcoin Shoppe, dozens of people gathered in the Seacoast Repertory Theater in Portsmouth, NH to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the theatrical premiere of Cop Block documentary Derrick Js Victimless Crime Spree!

After the screening, we gave away one of the few existing DJVCS movie posters to a lucky attendee and then director and star of the movie, Derrick J Freeman and I took a bunch of questions from the audience. We reflected on the last five years, where we are now, and looked to the future of the exciting, growing New Hampshire Freedom Migration.

Heres the full video of the Q&A, in case you couldnt be there:

What a pleasure and an honor it has been to executive produce this movie, working with the amazing talents of Derrick J Freeman and editing pro Beau Davis. Im especially grateful to all the people who love and share Victimless Crime Spree with their friends and family. The pro-freedom message and spirit of the movie is inf...

15:39

After 6 Weeks Trapped On Icy Mountain, Dog Rescued And Returned To Owners "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

https://www.thedodo.com/close-to-home/hikers-rescue-lost-senior-dog-mountain

Source: The Dodo

In mid-August, 14-year-old Chloe, a chocolate lab mix, got away from her owners during a hike up Mt. Bross, Colorado. Unable to locate the old dog on the snowy 14,000-foot summit, Chloes owners feared the worst.

Several weeks later, Trinity Smith learned that people had been hearing the noises of a dog crying coming from the mountain. Smith hiked up the mountain by herself to search for the missing dog, and although she could distinctly hear barking, darkness fell and Smith returned home empty-handed.

The next day, filled with anxious hope, Smith enlisted the help of a friend, Sean Nichols. The pair returned to Mt. Bross and spent hours trying to locate the source of the barking.

For three hours, I climbed up every chute, trying to keep myself from creating massive rock slides, calling for the dog, and right as we were about to head back the dog finally gave a faint bark, giving away her location, Nichols told The Dodo.

...

15:35

Yezidi Mass Grave Found in Sinjar; 94 Killed in Iraq "IndyWatch Feed War"

A group called the Political Leadership of Kurdistan has been formed to communicate with Baghdad post-referendum. Meanwhile, Kurdish leaders welcomed a call by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani for peaceful talks. An initiative launched by former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi has also been viewed positively. Rafi al-Rufai, the mufti of Iraqs Sunni community, criticized former Prime Continue reading "Yezidi Mass Grave Found in Sinjar; 94 Killed in Iraq"

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15:31

Asia markets up, tracking Wall Street gains "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

AFP

AFP/File | In Tokyo, the benchmark Nikkei 225 index ended the morning flat, despite business confidence hitting its highest level in a decade according to the Bank of Japans Tankan survey

HONG KONG (AFP)  Asian markets rose Monday following records on Wall Street last week on hopes that President Donald Trumps tax reforms would breathe new life into the US economy.Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended at records, with investors buoyed by expectations of strong earnings ahead of the third-quarter corporate reporting season, which kicks off in about two weeks.

European equities also closed the week higher, with Frankfurt gaining 1.0 percent and London and Paris both up by 0.7 percent.

Stock market euphoria rages on propelled by tax cuts and perhaps a misguided belief that history will repeat itself as equity markets have risen seven times in the last eight years between October and December, said Stephen Innes, head of Asia-Pacific trading at OANDA.

But traders will continue to be vigilant as they search the news tickers for headline clues as to who the next Fed Chair will be, and how the tax reform process is going, he added.

Trump has said he will decide on whether to replace Janet Yellen as Fed chair in the next two to three weeks.

The US leaders economic agenda has been hobbled as the White House has become embroiled in a host of crises, from allegations of Russian interference in the American presidential election to Trumps failed attempt to repeal health care legislation.

The latest tax cut proposals are also expected to face a tough time in Congress, with leaders in both parties likely to raise questions about how the reform will be paid for.

The reform includes a push for the US corporate tax rate to be slashed from 35 to 20 percent below the 22.5 average of industrialised nations with no details of how the cuts will be funded.

But investors have sought reassurance in the apparent cooperation between Trump and Republican congressional leaders on the tax proposals, in contrast to his failed bid to repeal Obamacare.

Japan confidence up

In Tokyo, the benchmark Nikkei 225 index ended the morning with only modest gains of 0.1 percent, despite business confidence hitting its highest level in a decade according to the Bank of Japans Tankan survey.

The strong Tankan figures, which beat estimates by a good margin, should encourage investors to pick up ind...

15:30

Liam Hehir on rich political retards wasting their money "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

In recent years we have had three political spastics try and get elected. Liam Hehir looks at why they fail:  Its not uncommon for the rich and famous to have a go at cracking politics. Sometimes they pull it off. Donald Trump has parlayed reality television stardom into the presidency of the United States of []

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15:29

Stopping climate change may be harder than scientists thought "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As nations attempt to hedge against the worst effects of global warming by scaling back their carbon emissions, a new study is questioning the accuracy of a pivotal pre-industrial measurement used as a baseline in pursuit of this goal. As signatories of the 2016 Paris Agreement, 196 nations pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions []

15:26

Uprising in Catalonia "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


 Catalonias independence referendum outlawed by the Spanish state has been taking place today, Sunday. As voting closed, activist David Karvala spoke to Socialist Aotearoa from outside a polling station in Barcelona

About 200 people were in front of my local polling station at 8pm as voting ended in the independence referendum. There was a countdown and huge cheer.
Some had been here since 5am. Others had stayed the night on Saturday. We then had to stay for hours more to protect the ballot boxes during the count. The result at our station was an 80 percent vote for independence. The turnout was 1,300 votes - impressive given the area and the police repression.

The paramilitary police brutally attacked a polling station just half a mile from here and all the ballot boxes were taken away. We are one of the few polling stations in the area that hasnt been attacked.
The Catalan government released shocking footage of Spanish police attacking polling stations.
But the final images on its clip show people pushing back the riot cops. They show firefighters setting up a protective cordon for demonstratorsa decision they took collectively in an assembly.
The latest reports are that police attacks have injured 761 people with 128 of them hospitalised, including two serious cases.

There have been horror stories.

Police used tear gas in small polling station in a rural town. A village of 250 people was attacked by 60 or 70 paramilitary police.
Elsewhere the police targeted a woman with official responsibilities in the referendum. They dragged her down stone steps by her hair, touched her breasts, then broke the fingers of her hand one by one.
They shot a person at close range with a rubber bullet. Hes having emergency treatment and may lose an eye.

And then there are good stories.
In the county town of Tarrega around 1,000 people filled a square to protect the town hall as a single place for all remaining voters to vote. They had closed all other polling stations at 5pm.
Some of our contacts have sent videos of people voting in their towns.
One is from a town in the outskirts of Barcelona where many people speak Spanish, not Catalan, after migration from southern Spain in t...

15:26

Travis Kalanick Appoints Two New Uber Board Members in "Power Play" "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In a move that has not amused some of the company's investors and board members, Uber's former CEO Travis Kalanick has appointed two new members to Uber's board. The move has been described as a "power play":

Kalanick said in an announcement late Friday that he had appointed Ursula Burns, Xerox Corp.'s former CEO, and John Thain, the ex-Merrill Lynch chief, to the startup's board. Uber challenged the appointments, calling them "a complete surprise."

The former CEO is defending himself against a lawsuit brought by Uber's largest shareholder, Benchmark, over his authority to fill the two board seats. Kalanick says he controls three of the company's eleven board seats. Benchmark is suing Kalanick for fraud and has asked him to relinquish control of board positions. The suit is in private arbitration.

Kalanick resigned as CEO on June 20 after Benchmark and a group of early investors asked him to step down. Uber's board has been rife with infighting and underwent a contentious process to select former Expedia Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi as its new chief.

"I am appointing these seats now in light of a recent board proposal to dramatically restructure the board and significantly alter the company's voting rights," Kalanick said in a statement emailed to Bloomberg. "It is therefore essential that the full board be in place for proper deliberation to occur, especially with such experienced board members as Ursula and John."

Also at NYT, TechCrunch, Recode, and WSJ.


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15:24

Catalonia vows to go to intl. courts, calls on EU sanctions against Spain for referendum violence "IndyWatch Feed World"

DLDmvu5X0AEidR5Catalan ministers have announced they are pursuing international justice following the Spanish governments crackdown on voters in the Catalonia independence referendum.

Announcing a two pronged response strategy, officials added that a process to institute anti-Madrid sanctions in the EU is already underway.

We will initiate formalities to activate the mechanisms of sanctions We think that the actions of the Spanish state that the whole world is witnessing, put the image of the EU as a guarantor of democracy and human rights at risk, Catalan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Raul Romeva told a news conference in Barcelona Sunday.

Catalan officials have initiated contact with various EU institutions, including the European Parliament and the European Commission, along with representatives of EU member states in order to launch measures to penalize and control Madrid, he added.

The minister referred to the EUs Article 7, a law that can suspend a member states voting rights and impose sanctions on a countr...

15:22

90% of voters said 'Yes' to independence from Spain - Catalan government "IndyWatch Feed World"

90% of voters said 'Yes' to independence from Spain - Catalan government | 01 Oct 2017 | The overwhelming majority of Catalans who participated in the banned referendum have voted in favor of independence from Spain, the Catalan government has announced. Over two million Catalans, or 90.9 percent of those who voted said 'Yes' in Sunday's referendum, regional authorities said. Only 7,87 percent, or 176,565 voters said 'No' when asked if they want to attain independence from Madrid.

15:22

The Productivity Slowdown and the Declining Labor Share "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

That is the title of a new NBER paper from Gene M. Grossman, Elhanan Helpman, Ezra Oberfield, and Thomas Sampson.  It is a very simple hypothesis, but they do show it can explain much of the observed decline in labors share:

We explore the possibility that a global productivity slowdown is responsible for the widespread decline in the labor share of national income. In a neoclassical growth model with endogenous human capital accumulation a la Ben Porath (1967) and capital-skill complementarity a la Grossman et al. (2017), the steady-state labor share is positively correlated with the rates of capital-augmenting and labor-augmenting technological progress. We calibrate the key parameters describing the balanced growth path to U.S. data for the early postwar period and find that a one percentage point slowdown in the growth rate of per capita income can account for between one half and all of the observed decline in the U.S. labor share.

 

 

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15:20

October 2nd 2017 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #256 "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

15:19

Book Review of Gilad Atzmon's "The Wandering Who" "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Gilad Atzmon is a jazz musician and a prolific author whose main focus is combatting Jewish identity as the core of Zionism. His book The Wandering Who has caused many ripples. As a veteran anti-Zionist myself, I take issue with this book in the following Review.

15:18

IMF Head Foresees the End of Banking as Bitcoin Surges Above $4400 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The managing director of the IMF, Christina Lagarde, warns that it may not be wise to dismiss virtual currencies. She says Bitcoin puts a question mark on the fractional banking model we know today.

(FEE)  In a remarkably frank talk at a Bank of England conference, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund has speculated that Bitcoin and cryptocurrency have as much of a future as the Internet itself. It could displace central banks, conventional banking, and challenge the monopoly of national monies.  

Christine Lagarde a Paris native who has held her position at the IMF since 2011says the only substantial problems with existing cryptocurrency are fixable over time.

Bitcoin PriceThe price of Bitcoin surged above $4,400 on Sunday as the world realized Jamie Dixons opinion doesnt really matter much.

In the long run, the technology itself can replace national monies, conventional financial intermediation, and even puts a question mark on the fractional banking model we know today.

In a lecture that chastised her colleagues for failing to embrace the future, she warned that Not so long ago, some experts argued that personal computers would never be adopted, and that tablets would only be used as expensive coffee trays. So I think it may not be wise to dismiss virtual currencies.

Here are the relevant parts of her paper:

Let us start with virtual currencies. To be clear, this is not about digital payments in existing currenciesthrough Paypal and other e-money providers such as Alipay in China, or M-Pesa in Kenya.

Virtual currencies are in...

15:15

Monday October 2nd 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

15:06

The Gold Bridge Forming Now "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Western Australian gold industry is sure hogging the headlines at the moment.

First the state government over there is snatching at the miners to help prop up its budget. Instead of scaring everyone off, chance has it that the Pilbara is the next hotspot for gold exploration.

Or is it?

Theres been a billion dollars in market value created on the idea, at least. Except its only based off some nuggets found. Theres not yet one drill hole in any of the prospects.

Hmm.

I feel a bit out of whats been happening. I had last week off despite keeping an eye on things from a distance.

Theres no doubt some of the junior gold explorers here have taken off like a rocket. One is up as much as 300% since July. Another went up 150% last week alone.

The Pilbara is famous for iron ore, not gold. But what an incredible boon to Western Australia if it comes to pass that its full of gold as well.

Fortescue Metals Nev Power is in todays Australian saying its not a major focus for the company. But the company holds such a massive amount of land in the Pilbara, it would love nothing more than the vison to be true.

Old mining journalist Barry Fitzgerald says well need a good six months to find out what the Pilbara can offer in terms of gold.

Opportunity might come knocking again

When investors stop caring

It shows that no matter what the macro backdrop happens to be, theres nothing like the thought of finding oil or gold to send inverstors into a frenzy.

For this reason alone its worth having at least a working knowledge of golds history and the industry.

When these shares decide to fire, they can really go nuts.

Not everybody understands lithium or rare earths, but everybody gets gold in an instant.

Another gold stock to keep an eye on is Okapi Resources [ASX: OKR]. It listed on Thursday last week.

Okapi is not for the faint of heart. Its Mumbasa exploration project is in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

It raised money at 20 cents a share. It hit as high as 39 cents a share on Friday, before settling at 33 cents. Lets see how it goes from here.

It shows me theres a bit of risk appetitie around. The DRC isnt exactly known for stability.

But if Okapi delivers some good news watch it fly.

Gold might be returning to mainstream discussion a lot more in the future, and its in part thanks to cryptocurrenices.

One of the main selling points of mo...

15:06

Govt To Continue Focus On Education "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Teach Your Child Positively At Home Before Sending Them To School, For First Learning Takes Place At Home. 

 

 

BY LYNETTE KIL of Post-Courier

As long as there is a government under the leadership of Prime Minister Peter ONeill it will continue to give priority to education. 

 
Education Minister Nick Kuman made this remark during the launching of the tuition fee free policy component of teaching and learning materials at the Port Moresby National High school on Friday.

 
A lot of critics have negative thoughts on free education most considered as a political gimmick but the government has proved them wrong.

 
Government policy as far as health and education is concerned, will continue to see an investment every year, and that education will feature prominently in the budget, Mr Kuman said.

 
He urged parents and stakeholders to participate in sharing the government responsibility in enhancing the education of young people.

 
I call upon the parents, you must not take a step backward and expect government to shoulder all the responsibility, there are a lot more things that you as a parent can do to enhance the education of our children.

 
In terms of content teacher training, I have been challenging the teachers trainer providers, both Teachers colleges and University of Goroka to ensure that the teachers trained in the institutions must be content oriented, Mr Kuman said.

 
He acknowledgded the governments commitment for the last five years, this saw a growth in the number of students and also increased number in female enrollment, which is the governments achievement in seeing girls getting educated.

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15:02

Navajo Nation President Begaye Signs FY 2018 Budget; Sets Forth 26 Line-item Vetoes "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

n signing the FY 2018 Comprehensive Budget, President Russell Begaye stated that he would continue to protect the money of the People.

Published October 2, 2017

TWIN ARROWS After careful deliberation and review by staff from the Office of the President and Vice President, Office of Management and Budget, and the Office of the Controller, President Russell Begaye signed the FY 2018 Comprehensive Budget on Saturday, Sept. 30, ensuring continued operations of critical services and programs to the Navajo Nation.

Fiscal responsibility and protecting the Navajo Peoples money were guiding principles throughout the Presidents review of budget line items in the comprehensive budget.

The Begaye-Nez Administration has remained consistent in allocating monies to tribal divisions and departments based on their strategic plans and support of the Four Pillars of the Administration Navajo veterans, elders and youth, infrastructure and job creation. Critical and direct services provided to the Navajo people must also continue to be assessed and improved.

Since day one, the administration has pushed our divisions and departments to improve effectiveness through strategic planning and budgeting. Every year as we formulate the budget, Ive urged our division directors to prioritize the needs of the People and the Navajo Nation government in moving their budgets forward, President Begaye said. We must maintain and preserve the budget that was submitted by the executive branch as it was based on the needs advocated by the division directors.

There were a total of 26 budget line item vetoes by President Begaye in the FY 2018 Comprehensive Budget. The president line-item vetoed allocations that lacked consistency with statutory purposes and administrative requirements; items that needed to be reconciled to reflect true and accurate amounts available; items that did not administratively adhere to existing budgetary policies; items that did not provide proper planning or needed further assessment; items that adversely impacted direct services while inconsistently pena...

15:02

Carter Center to Send Observers to Cheyenne/Arapaho Tribal Elections "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published October 2, 2017

ATLANTA Following letters of invitation from the Tribal Council, Legislature, and Election
Commission, The Carter Center is deploying a team of observers to the Oct. 3 primary election
in the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. The Carter Center respects the tribes sovereign status and
is conducting this election observation mission with the understanding that these are elections of a
sovereign people for their government.

The Carter Center conducts its election observation work in accordance with the Declaration of
Principles for International Election Observation and Code of Conduct for International Observers,
which provides guidelines for professional and impartial methods of international election
observation. Carter Center observation missions assess the electoral process against the
constitution, election laws, and other pertinent legislation of the host nation.

The Centers limited expert mission will produce a report that focuses on the legal framework and
election day processes of voting, counting, and tabulation.

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15:01

Researcher seeks access to classified US document about Gandhi killing "IndyWatch Feed War"

A researcher is seeking access to a potentially revealing classified telegram sent by a United States diplomat who witnessed the assassination of Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi in 1948.

15:01

Paying Income Taxes "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The present federal tax code allows deductions for state income taxes. This is as it should be. Why? Because we should not have to pay taxes on what the locusts consume before we harvest the crop.

This should be obvious. Lets consider the doctrine of the tithe. A farmer should pay a tithe on that portion of the crop that he harvests, not counting the replacement seeds saved from the previous year. He pays on his net return. If he benefits from a harvest, he pays the tithe. What about that portion of the crop that is eaten by locusts or other critters before he harvests it? He owes God no tithe. For the exegesis on this, see Chapter 37 of my economic commentary on Leviticus. Download it here.

We should extend this principle of justice to all federal incomes taxes, including Social Security and Medicare taxes. No one should owe anything to the federal government that state governments have already confiscated.

This should be obvious. It is not obvious to Donald Trumps tax code authors.

It is also not obvious to the Heritage Foundation, known as a conservative think tank. For its defense of a federal tax reform that would remove the deduction for state income taxes, click here.

Time to buy old US gold coins

How much money is at stake? The Feds will collect an extra $63 billion a year. That will come out of taxpayers wallets.

If this bill passes both houses of Congress and is signed into law, the law will be discriminatory against residents of states other than these, which have no income taxes: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee (salaries), Texas, Washington, and Wyoming . . . plus Texarkana, Arkansas. There, the locusts are forced to find other ways to eat the crops besides taking their cut off the top before the farmers harvest them.

There is resistance in Congress to this proposal. I hope the challenge forces Republicans to remove this provision from the bill. The federal locusts get too much of our crop already. To force us to pay income taxes on what state locusts have already consumed adds insult to injury, plus adds more injury.

Lets hope this turkey does not make it to Thanksgiving. It needs to be roasted, carved up, and glazed with sugar for Halloween...

War Whore "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Morgan Freeman is used to playing God, and in lesser roles, president of the United States. These days, however, Freeman has sold his image and aura to the worst warmongers on the planet. Morgan Freeman has signed on as a front man and propagandist for an all-out military confrontation with Russia, the only country that has the power to turn the United States into a burned out cinder. In a video that Freemans right-wing friends are circulating on social media, the actor declares that a new world war has already begun.

Russia is waging war on the U.S. , says the text of a video, produced by the so-called Committee to Investigate Russia. Morgan Freeman then intones, We have been attacked. We are at war. He spins an infantile 1950s-type demonization of Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, for supposedly using cyber warfare to attack democracies around the world. At this point, we discover that the man who plays God on film is, in real life, just an old time, shuffling Uncle Tom, the kind of shameless bootlicker that we hoped had gone extinct. Morgan Freeman says of the United States, for 241 years our democracy has been a shining example to the world. Freemans slave ancestors must be cursing his name from the grave.

Time to buy old US gold coins

A sudden, early grave awaits us all, if Morgan Freemans script-writers have their way. The least dangerous member of the board of the Committee to Investigate Russia is Rob Reiner, the actor and director who used to play the meathead on TVs All in the Family. His political family is Zionism. Reiner wants to eliminate Hamas, the Palestinian political organization, and charges that Donald Trumps rich Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has turned his back on his religion. But Reiner is just the media connection, like Morgan Freeman, himself

The man who plays God on film is, in real life, just an old time, shuffling Uncle Tom, the kind of shameless bootlicker that we hoped had gone extinct..

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Notice What No One Else Does "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

JOHANNESBURG Step away from the crowd, look, see what no-one else is noticing and that is where you can find what everyone is searching for.

This is Jim Rogers key to success. He should know, he is a US dollar billionaire, one of the worlds foremost financial analysts and commentators and an author.

Rogers is increasingly bullish about investing across Africa and emerging markets.

Rogers, 74, has investments in many countries. One of his most recent is into a Hong Kong-listed coal mine in Indonesia.

He was scoffed at, while the rest of the world is moving away from fossil-fuels, that one of the worlds most savvy investment seers had bought into a coal mine.

In typical Rogers fashion, he had his finger on the pulse. His reckoning is that there will still be a need for coal.

It will take many decades for the world to run completely on renewable energy. He is also on record saying that he invests in good coal which is less harmful.

Time to buy old US gold coins

In an interview with the South China Morning Post, owned by Jack Ma, founder and executive chairperson of Alibaba Group, he is quoted as saying coal has a potential upside in the age of clean energy.

All coal is bad to the public and to the press, which is not correct, he said. All coal can be clean, even though it may be expensive you put in the time, effort and money to make it better.

Rogers graduated from Yale, with a BA in history and a degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University. He and one of the worlds most wealthiest men, George Soros, co-founded the Quantum Fund in 1970. They worked together for a decade, making sure the funds value increased by 40 times.

Rogers was 37, very wealthy and adventurous. He took a sabbatical, donned a motorcycle helmet and travelled the world.

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The State as Gods Will "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

[This article is excerpted from volume 2, chapter 11 of An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought (1995).]

Typically, determinist schema leave convenient implicit escape hatches for their creators and advocates, who are somehow able to rise above the iron determinism that afflicts the rest of us. Hegel was no different, except that his escape hatches were all too explicit. While God and the absolute refer to man as collective organism rather than to its puny and negligible individual members, every once in a while great individuals arise, world-historical men, who are able to embody attributes of the absolute more than others, and act as significant agents in the next big historical Aufhebung  the next great thrust into the man-God or world-souls advance in its self-knowledge. Thus, during a time when most patriotic Prussians were reacting violently against Napoleons imperial conquests, and mobilizing their forces against him, Hegel reacted very differently. Hegel wrote to a friend in ecstasy about having personally seen Napoleon riding down the city street: The Emperor this world-soul riding on horseback through the city to the review of his troops it is indeed a wonderful feeling to see such a man.1

Hegel was enthusiastic about Napoleon because of his world-historical function of bringing the strong state to Germany and the rest of Europe. Just as Hegels fundamental eschatology and dialectic prefigured Marxism, so did his more directly political philosophy of history. Thus, following the Romantic writer Friedrich Schiller, Hegel, in an essay in 1795, claimed that the equivalent of early or primitive communism was ancient Greece. Schiller and Hegel lauded Greece for the alleged homogeneity, unity and harmony of its polis, which both authors gravely misconceived as being free of all division of labor. The consequent Aufhebung disrupted this wonderful unity and fragmented man, but the good side of the new historical stage it did lead to the growth of commerce, living standards, and individualism. For Hegel, moreover, the coming stage, heralded by Hegels philosophy, would bring about a reintegration of man and the state.

Time to bu......

I Thought I Was Middle Class "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The best way to teach your kids about taxes is by eating 30% of their ice cream. Bill Murray

When I saw that slimy tentacle of the Goldman Sachs vampire squid, Gary Cohn, bloviating about Trumps tax plan and how it was going to do wonders for the middle class, I knew I was probably going to get screwed again. And after perusing the outline of their plan, it is certain I will be getting it up the ass once again from my beloved government.

I know everyones tax situation is different, but Im just a hard working middle aged white man with two kids in college and some hefty family medical expenses. Im already clobbered with Federal, State, City, and real estate taxes, along with huge toll taxes, sales taxes, gasoline taxes, utility taxes, phone taxes and probably a hundred more hidden taxes and fees.

Time to buy old US gold coins

I fucking hate taxes and want nothing more than to see them cut dramatically. I voted for Trump for the following reasons:

  1. He wasnt that evil hateful shrew named Hillary Clinton
  2. He promised to repeal and replace Obamacare
  3. He promised to build the wall
  4. He promised to keep out Muslims
  5. He promised to reduce our military interventions around the world
  6. He promised to reduce my taxes

Well, one out of six aint bad. Right?

I know the Trump sycophants have a million reasons why he has been thwarted, but his pathetic support of the last GOP Obamacare lite bill reveals him to becoming just another establishment pawn. He has taken war mongering on behalf of the military industrial complex to a new level. No wall on the horizon. Now it is a figurative wall. And now he is disingenuously selling this tax bill as a huge windfall for the middle class, which is a lie based on my analysis of the known details. The truth is they need to screw the upper middle class in order to reduce corporate tax rates.

You hear the talking head experts, paid for by corporations, spinning a yarn about the 35% corporate tax rate and how it makes our corporations terribly disadvantaged. The truth is corporate lobbyists (I dont have a white working man middle class lobbyist working for me) have bribed Congress to insert so many exemptions, deductions, credits, and loopholes into the tax code, the big corporations pay an effective tax rate of 19% already. If overly burdensome corporate taxe...

Another Teen Dies After HPV Vaccine "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I remember the moment I got the HPV vaccine. I was a young, impressionable teenager, and my mother was concerned about me being sexually active and the potential risks of HPV and cervical cancer. Like any concerned mother, she turned to a doctor, who of course recommended the HPV vaccine, Gardasil.

Now, this was years ago, so there wasnt as much information available to the public regarding this vaccines potential risks. Im telling you this because, had I known the potential risks, I definitely would not have agreed to have the vaccine. Im sure Im not the only person to say this, as thousands of teenagers have experienced detrimental health effects as a result of the HPV vaccine.

Despite all of the current controversy surrounding the HPV vaccine and the known potential risks (including death), thousands of girl still receive this vaccine every single year.

The Daily Mail  just published an article titled Teenager died in her sleep weeks after being given HPV vaccine as experts reveal the lives of thousands of girls have been destroyed by the controversial jab detailing how tons of young girls have died, become paralyzed, or experienced detrimental health effects after receiving the HPV vaccine.

19-Year-Old Dies After Receiving HPV Vaccine

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Lets focus on one of the more recent cases regarding the effects of the controversial HPV vaccine: the death of 19-year-old Jasmin Soriat. The young student from Vienna died in her sleep but suffered a wide range of health problems after getting her second injection of the HPV vaccine.

This wasnt necessarily random, as she experienced neurological issues since having the vaccine. Soriat unfortunately suffered respiratory failure only a few weeks after receiving the vaccine.

The forensic pathologist, Dr. Johan Missliwetz, who was court ordered to perform a second autopsy on Soriats body, found that the HPV vaccine could have been the cause of death.

Dr. Missliwetz explained: I couldnt find a reasonable cause of death but had two suspicions. One is a genetic disorder of the heart and the other one, it had to do with vaccination.

However, when Dr. Missliwetz reported his results to the drug regulation authorities, he received countless phone calls from senior members of the medical establishment. He explained that these senior members were attempting to intervene and that many professors were reaching out to him asking him to stop talking about vaccin...

Not So Merry Men "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Robin Hood may have been a fictional character, but the thing that drove him and his Merry Men to become outlaws was real enough:

Oppressive laws.

Specifically, oppressive taxes.

At every turn, the Sheriff of Nottingham and his not-so-merry men would demand their pound of flesh. The only way Robin and his men could survive was to forget the law and live outside the law.

It was an act of desperation and necessity.

This is happening again to millions of American drivers.

None of them merry.

It starts with a ticket for a traffic offense a pratfall that is becoming hard to avoid because of the profusion of offenses, most of them purely statutory (i.e., involving no harm to anyone) but subjecting the victim (i.e., the person waylaid by the armed government worker) to an extortionate tax. Calling it a fine doesnt legitimate the taking-by-force of someones money who has not damaged anyone, for the benefit of the government which is precisely what a tax is.

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In California, the minimum fine/tax for failing to buckle-up (failure to eat your veggies is next) is $162 and the fine for improperly restraining a child under 16 is $465.

In Virginia, the fine for failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign even if there is no reason to come to a complete stop is $200.

In the District of Columbia, the fine/tax for warming up your car longer than three minutes yes, really is $1,000 for a first offense.

And reckless driving defined by statute in Virginia as anything faster than 80 MPH, even on a highway with a speed limit of 70 MPH can entail $2,500 of literal highway robbery.

These are just a few of the many. And there are usually processing fees or court costs  secondary taxes laid on in addition to the primary tax. It gets into money.

The problem is that while the resources of the government are infinite, those of its victims are not. Many people simply cant stand and deliver (this phrase was used by highwaymen in Europe back in the 1600s; it meant hand over your money; maybe it ought...

Russia Smashing US Terrorists "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Russias military intervention in Syria at the request of its government began two years ago today September 30.

It dramatically changed the dynamic on the ground, turning sure defeat into eventual triumph.

Thousands of square miles of Syrian territory were liberated from the scourge of US-supported terrorists, defeating Washingtons imperial aims, wanting regime change, the country transformed into another vassal state.

Tass reviewed Russian operations over the past two years, saying victory over terrorism is near. Its efforts transformed armed opposition conflicting groups into a common front in the struggle against terrorists.

What began two years ago today is entering its final phase, Russian air power enabling Syrian and allied forces to regain control over 85% of the countrys territory, a remarkable turnaround from conditions before Moscows involvement.

Washington didnt expect it, intending to eliminate Assad the way it ruthlessly killed Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi.

Things didnt go as planned. Russia foiled US objectives, achieving them highly unlikely, a significant body blow to its regional aims, a step closer to defeating them worldwide.

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In Syria, Aleppo was liberated late last year, the countrys pre-war commercial hub. Historic Palmyra was freed twice, hopefully for good after the second time.

The campaign to liberate Zeir Ezzor province entirely from US-supported terrorists continues, ISIS last stronghold in the country. Its three-year-long siege of the city was broken, security sweeps underway to eliminate its remnants in residential and other areas.

Official forecasts regarding the chances of a successful completion of the anti-terrorist operation sound ever more optimistic, said Tass.

Ahead of the Deir Ezzor campaign, Akerbat was liberated, a major transport hub and command center (and stronghold) of the terrorists in the east of Hama province, Tass explained.

With the loss of the city the terrorists were no longer able to regroup forces, receive ammunition and supplies, while the Syrian government army gained access to Deir Ezzor.

During 24 months of combat, 38 Russian military personnel perished, including General Valery Asapov, the coordinates of his location almost certainly provided ISIS by US forces. Washington bears responsibility for his death.

Russian and American objectives in Syria are worlds apart Moscow combating terrorism, Washington supporting it....

The Slimy Business of Russia-gate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Field of Dreams slogan for Americas NGOs should be: If you pay for it, we will come. And right now, tens of millions of dollars are flowing to non-governmental organizations if they will buttress the thesis of Russian meddling in the U.S. democratic process no matter how sloppy the research or how absurd the findings.

And, if you think the pillars of the U.S. mainstream media The Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN and others will apply some quality controls, you havent been paying attention for the past year or so. The MSM is just as unethical as the NGOs are.

So, we are now in a phase of Russia-gate in which NGO scholars produce deeply biased reports and their nonsense is treated as front-page news and items for serious discussion across the MSM.

Yet, theres even an implicit confession about how pathetic some of this scholarship is in the hazy phrasing that gets applied to the findings, although the weasel words will slip past most unsuspecting Americans and will be dropped for more definitive language when the narrative is summarized in the next days newspaper or in a cable-news crawl.

For example, a Times front-page story on Thursday reported that a network of Twitter accounts suspected of links to Russia seized on both sides of the [NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem] issue with hashtags, such as #boycottnfl, #standforouranthem and #takeaknee.

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The story, which fits neatly into the current U.S. propaganda meme that the Russian government somehow is undermining American democracy by stirring up dissent inside the U.S., quickly spread to other news outlets and became the latest proof of a Russian war against America.

However, before we empty the nuclear silos and exterminate life on the planet, we might take a second to look at the Times phrasing: a network of Twitter accounts suspected of links to Russia.

The vague wording doesnt even say the Russian government was involved but rather presents an unsupported claim that some Twitter accounts are suspected of being part of some network and that this network may have some ill-defined connection or links to Russia, a country of 144 million people.

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Its like the old game of six degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon. Yes, perhaps we are all linked to Kevin Bacon somehow but that doesnt prove that we know Kevin Bacon or are part of a Kevin Bacon network that is executing a gra...

New Glock 46 With a Rotating Barrel "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

While this side of the pond is marveling at the differences on the new Gen 5 Glock series, over in Germany something really different has surfaced.

The German firearms industry trade journal DWJ last week announced the new Glock 46 which company CEO Stephan Drler described as a supplement for German police forces who already use the Glock 17 and is undergoing tests at the Polizeitechnische Institut in Munster.

Following up with the highlights in English with lots of photos, Recoil detailed the new gun has most of the same Gen 5 features (no finger grooves, ambi slide stop, beveled frame nose) but that instead of either the old tilting polygonal rifled barrel or the fresh new Glock Marksman Barrel, the G46 uses a rotating barrel system. Further, as noted by Recoil, the new Glock can be field stripped without having to first pull the trigger.

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The very G19-like Glock 46 looks like a Gen 5, until you get to the barrel ((Photos: Das Magazin fr Waffenbesitzer via Recoilweb.com)

The very G19-like Glock 46 looks like a Gen 5 until you get to the barrel (Photos: Das Magazin fr Waffenbesitzer via Recoilweb.com)

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Roger Stones Blistering Testimony "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

These are, after all, the same entities who insisted the North Koreans would not be able to launch a viable rocket for 3-5 years,

that insisted Saddam Hussein was in possession of WMD,

that there was no torture at Abu Ghraib prison,

and that the government had no bulk data collection program, until Edward Snowden revealed otherwise.

This has been a long time in coming.

Few people are as well positioned as Roger Stone to maul the political witch-hunters running the House hearings and their ridiculous Russia-gate charade they continue to flog, (unsuccessfully) to the American people.

He has called congressman Adam Schiff, the witch-hunter-in-chief, a Schiff-head.

A remarkable aspect of the hearings, is that the men conducting them, are too scared to make them public.

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So Stone did the next best thing, and made public his initial, (extensive), blistering remarks.

In his opening remarks, Stone blasted Schiff:

What is it you fear? Why do you oppose transparency? What is it you dont want the public to know?

Definitely worth reading. Video is long and detailed but good for a minute or two to get a sense of where he is coming from. Excerpts of the juicier parts follow the video. (best parts in bold).

He lays bare the preposterousness, pomposity, and dishonesty of the whole sordid affair.

These are excerpts from the full statement:

I am most interested in correcting a number of falsehoods, misstatements, and misimpressions regarding allegations of collusion between Donald Trump, Trump associates, The Trump Campaign and the Russian state.

I view this as a political proceeding because a number of members of this Committee have made irresponsible, indisputably, and provably false statements in order to create the impression of collusion with the Russian state.without any evidence that would hold up in a US court of law or the court of public opinion.

My colleague, Michael Caputo, voluntarily sat in this seat a couple of months ago, gave what I believe were candid and trut...

The Worlds Most Luxurious Commercial Jet "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The worlds most luxurious commercial jet ever has taken to the skies.

The Crystal Skye  a privately-owned converted Boeing 777-200LR that accommodates just 88 passengers boasts a spacious dining area, a mixologist and seats that convert into spacious beds.

Launched by US-based travel company Crystal Cruises last month, tickets for a 14-day hop-on hop-off ride on the palatial plane start at 38,478 ($50,000) per hour.

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Passengers on Crystal Skye can eat, drink, socialise and relax, enjoying VIP service for the duration of their flightPassengers on Crystal Skye can eat, drink, socialise and relax, enjoying VIP service for the duration of their flight

Cuisine is prepared by an executive chef, in two state-of-the-art galleys.

Along with five-star interiors and Michelin-star inspired menus, passengers are also lavished with top-notch treatment thanks to onboard butlers.

There are a total of 88 armchair-style seats for passengers to relax in.

These transform into flat beds for those wanting to pack in a bit of sleep before landing at their next destination.

In the roomy bathrooms, guests can freshen up with a range of fragrant products from the luxury Italian fashion house Etro.

Other highlights include a bar (stocked with an array of fine wines), large flat-screen televisions, free global Wi-Fi and personal Bose noise-canceling headphones.

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Anti-Gay Zealots Like Doug Chin Shouldn't Be Running For Congress As Democrats "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




Most of us outside Hawaii who have heard of Doug Chin know him as the courageous Attorney General-- appointed, not elected-- who has gone after Trump. Rachel Maddow tried making him a star on her show without doing any diligence about what she was extolling. I bet ole Rachel never saw that YouTube video up top. Yep, that's Doug Chin preaching like an insane zealot, screaming his homophobic rantings-- "God is right; your family is wrong." Holy Moly! A real vessle of the holy ghost at the Oahu Church of Christ.

That's over ten years ago but Chin had already married and graduated from law school, so he wasn't exactly a child. One of his benefactors, Republican former Mayor Peter Carlisle recalled first meeting him at Chin's church while Carlisle was campaigning. Carlisle said he was so impressed with Chin's public speaking, he told him to look him up if he ever needed a job. The Oahu Church of Christ is a branch of the extremely controversial International Churches of Christ-- not to be confused with the pro-LGBT equality United Church of Christ-- described in 2000 as "[a] fast-growing Christian organization known for aggressive proselytizing to [US] college students" and as "one of the most controversial religious groups on campus." Some call it a cult. And Chin's church is one of the 100 that signed onto a letter to oppose same-sex marriage during Hawaii's 2013 special session.

A Republican pattern is emerging: Chin (1) helped lead the anti-gay movement as a religious zealot for 20 years, (2) added to mass incarceration (inmate population increased from 5000-6200) and ...

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Depleted Uranium Whistleblowers: Cancer, Diabetes and You "IndyWatch Feed World"

Recently I received an intriguing email claiming that the rapidly increasing worldwide epidemic of diabetes was caused by depleted uranium (DU).

As a medical doctor I never heard of such an idea. Every physician knows that radiation can lead to cancer, but the DU and diabetes connection seemed ludicrous. Nevertheless, I thought it would be interesting to check it out on the Internet.

The best tool for medical research on the Net is the PubMed website sponsored by the US National Library of Medicine. I typed in the keywords: depleted uranium and diabetes. No citations to scientific papers in the medical journals appeared on my computer screen, which further assured me there was no scientific connection.

Even when I used key words depleted uranium and human disease only a mere 16 papers were cited on the subject from 1994 to 2005; and only half these papers addressed the medical problems of soldiers exposed to DU in the Gulf War.


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BUSTED: Anti-Trump Mayor Of San Juan Spent $20,000 In Public Funds To Bankroll Violent Protest "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Carmen Yulin Cruz, the Trump-bashing, terrorist-supporting Mayor of San Juan, diverted $20,000 worth of government money to fund a violent protest against the establishment of a Federal Fiscal Board on June 25th, 2016, according to multiple local San Juan media reports. A group named Call to Action on Puerto Rico, which is a union of []

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14:53

Is gravity an electrical phenomenon? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Introduction The Google Earth software has turned out to be an excellent tool for observing the Earth's surface features though it cannot be considered the direct equivalent of an optical camera since much image processing is needed to produce the imagery we look at on our PC screens. The latest issue of the New Concepts in Global Tectonics has been published and in the letters section Bruce Leybourne notes a linkage between gravity anomalies and lightning and earthquakes, and I suspect volcanic activity. But just how gravity could be linked to lightning seems problematical unless our understanding of gravity is faulty, and that gravity is instead some sort of electrical phenomena. Gravity being electrical is not a new idea and the in situ field data I collected from a drilling operation in 2009 supports the idea that it's electrical in nature. But first some assumptions. Atomic nuclei can be considered as discrete entities surrounded by a cloud of electrons. The dual nature of the electron remains problematical and here I assume it to be a wave in an underlying substrate or aether. As well light, being essentially a transverse oscillation requires a physical medium through which to traverse, and having an aether allows this. The observable universe is comprised of condensed matter (solids) and to an extent, liquids, gases and plasma. According to the plasma-universe model, 99.997% of the observable matter is in the plasma state, implying that 0.003% isn't and that solid matter is an even smaller proportion. Newton's equations of motion and gravity apply only to solid matter since physically his equations can only describe solid objects. His equations cannot be applied to atomic scale phenomena nor to liquids or gases since matter in these states does not exist as discrete physical objects organised into atomic lattices or fixed structures. This has not stopped science from extending his equations to uncondensed matter via the use of imaginals of point masses or centres-of-gravities. While quite adequate for the description of motion of solid bodies or objects, Newton's equations don't work too well, if at all, when fluid motion is being described, and the idea of magnetohydrodynamics was proposed last century by Hannes Alfven, with the warning issued during his Nobel Prize investiture that magnetic fields cannot be frozen electrical plasma; plasma is not a perfect electrical conductor, in other words. As a first-pass, back of envelope guess, it is here assumed that plasma physics is applicable to describing the physical behavior of liquids (essentially viscous plasma), gases and of course plasma, while Newton's equations restricted to solids or condensed matter. So cyclonic structures in the Earth's atmosphere and oceans are due to the motion of electrically charged particles, rather than the gross physical behavior of liquids and gases in the conventional sense. The biggest problem remaining in geology to this day remains the formatio...

14:52

The Destruction of Mosul, U.S. Crimes against Humanity in the Name of Counterterrorism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

After 267 days, the end of the battle of Mosul was announced on July 10th. Liberation is a misleading notion, because the hostilities have not stopped, the human suffering has not stopped.

There are still victims in the city every

14:50

Mind-Blowing Photographs From Puerto Rico "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Mind-Blowing Photographs From Puerto Rico Vindicate President Trump And Prove Cell Phone Zombies Will Be Among The 90% Who Dont Have A Chance When TEOTWAWKI Arrives by Susan Duclos All News Pipeline Back on March 29th in a story...

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14:49

Catalan Voters Face Police State Violence "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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14:48

Catalonia Independence: Five Things to Think About "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Headlines and commentary across both Eastern and Western media have mainly focused on the Catalan independence referendum and the actions of Spanish police and the Spanish governments attempts to disrupt polls.

However, little is being said about what the real

14:38

The KIN Mid-Week Quiz 90 Answers "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you would still like a go at the latest challenge, scroll down to September 27.   Remember that no correspondence, computers or cell phones may be entered into!   Answers below.   New Zealander Tony Simpsons book The Sugarbag Years focuses on which decade of the 20th century? (1930s)   Which ice dancing couple []

14:35

High-Profile Exit Hits Vinod Rais Struggling Banks Board Bureau "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Although Roopa Kudva quit the bank transparency body in July 2017, there has been no public intimation of this development.

(L-R) Omidiyar's Roopa Kudva, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Banks Board Bureau chief Vinod Rai.

(Left to right) Omidiyar Network indias Roopa Kudva, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Banks Board Bureau chief Vinod Rai.

Mumbai: Roopa Kudva, managing director of Omidyar Network India Advisors, has silently resigned from the troubled Banks Board Bureau (BBB), a transparency body that was set up to improve the corporate governance and performance of public sector banks.

The BBB, which started functioning in April 2016 and is headed by former CAG boss Vinod Rai, has so far however been restricted to recommending executive directors and chief executive officers for government-owned banks.

Responding to an email query sent by this writer on Kudvas status, the BBB said, Due to increasing commitments at work resulting in inability to devote time for the Banks Board Bureau, Ms Roopa Kudva, Member, Banks Board Bureau had communicated to the Chairman, Banks Board Bureau her intention to step down from July 01, 2017. The Bureau had forwarded the communication to the Government of India.

BBB also stated that she...

14:32

Fiji has $18.1b assets "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Fiji's financial system is sound with gross assets at $18.1 billion(US$8.1billio), which is almost twice the nominal gross domestic product, says Reserve Bank of Fiji governor Ariff Ali.

Ali made the statement after the central bank provided a certified auditor's copy of the bank's financial statements along with its operations report for the year ended July 31, 2017 to Minister for Economy and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

In a statement from RBFAli also highlighted that the bank achieved its key objectives of low inflation and maintaining an adequate level of foreign reserves.

He said at the end of July 2017, inflation was 2.0 per cent and the level of foreign reserves was $2.3 billion (US$1.1 billion).

According to  Ali, with steady macroeconomic fundamentals and no threat to the bank's objectives, an accommodative monetary policy stance was adopted throughout the review period.


SOURCE: FIJI TIMES

14:30

One dead in Vanuatu evacuation center "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

An old man who was relocated to an evacuation center on west Ambae, following the volcano crisis has died.

The cause of his death is yet to be determined, but a member of the Health Cluster Team has confirmed the death.

A member of the Disaster Working Group at Saratamata confirmed the old man died while in evacuation center but could not give further details.

The elderly people, women, children, the disabled and pregnant women as the most vulnerable group are given the top priority to be evacuated.

Meanwhile, the Director of the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO), Shadrack Welegtabit, issued an advisory notice yesterday forbidding people to travel to Ambae .

The general public has been told not to visit or travel to Ambae during the state of emergency but , some people still fail to follow advice, an NDMO staff said following the advisory.

Only government officials and partner agencies responding to relief efforts are permitted to travel there, said Director Welegtabit.

The whole island evacuation is underway now, he said.

The Vanuatu Mobile Force is on the ground and working with Provincial Authorities to ensure the safety and security of all people and assets.

General travel to Ambae is now forbidden.

The Council of Ministers (CoM) announced the entire island evacuation  and agreed to stop the movement of people to Ambae.

So far, evacuation is in full swing and should be completed before Friday this week, the deadline given by the CoM, said Director Welegtabit.

Many ship owners were engaged to help in the evacuation.

General individuals, companies, non-government organisations, communities, students associations, churches and donor agencies continue to pour humanitarian assistance for the affected families.

SOURCE: VANUATU DAILY POST/

You are what you eat and the meat we eat, eats corn and oil "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The old saying is that you are what you eat. These days a lot of the meat that we eat in the West is fed on corn and oil. Meanwhile, animal rights extremists like PETA who think that we should shun wool in favour of wearing reconstituted plastic bottles seem unaware that not only do []

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Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Strategery humorous and often ironic alternate form of strategy; the use of devious or dishonest schemes, tricks, or ploys, in order to achieve a particular end.


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14:30

Property is Expensive And Life is Cheap on Elphinstone Road "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Why Elphinstone Road and nearby Mumbai railway stations are congested and dangerous.

Passengers caught in a stampede in Mumbais Elphinstone Road railway station on Friday. Credit: PTI

Home-goers catching a late-night local train on the Western Railway in Mumbai in the late 1960s and early 1970s will recall that suddenly, a little after midnight, compartments at Lower Parel and Elphinstone Road would fill to the brim. Mills would run three shifts of eight hours each in those halcyon days and these were weary spinners and weavers making their way home.

Elphinstone Road and Lower Parel stations were in the heart of what the Marathi manoos nicknamed Girangaon, freely translated as the mill district. They were both on the slow lines where trains stop at every station and those who alighted from these in the day or boarded them at night were accustomed to the leisurely pace of life in those days. Most mill workers lived in chawls or four-or five-storey row houses within Girangaon and walked or cycled their way to work. The few who lived further afield travelled north to Dadar and caught a fast train to the suburbs.

All that changed after the 18-month long textile strike in 1982-83 which was led reluctantly by the maverick trade unionist Datta Samant. The strike was never officially called off, but when the mills resumed, one lakh workers lost their jobs. This was not the fault of Samant, as middle-class Mumbaikars believe to this day, but the gradual decline of the mills because the owners bled them to death, diverting the profits to newer heavy industries, chemical an...

14:26

West Papua independence petition is rebuffed at UN "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The UNs decolonisation committee will not accept a petition signed by 1.8 million West Papuans calling for independence, saying West Papuas cause is outside the committees mandate.

In New York last Tuesday, the exiled West Papuan leader Benny Wenda presented the petition banned by the Indonesian government, but smuggled across Papua and reportedly endorsed by 70% of the contested provinces population to the UNs decolonisation committee, known as the C24 and responsible for monitoring the progress of former colonies towards independence.

The petition asked the UN to appoint a special representative to investigate human rights abuses in the province and to put West Papua back on the decolonisation committee agenda and ensure their right to self-determination is respected by holding an internationally supervised vote.

In the West Papuan peoples petition we hand over the bones of the people of West Papua to the United Nations and the world, Wenda said of the document. After decades of suffering, decades of genocide, decades of occupation, we open up the voice of the West Papuan people which lives inside this petition. My people want to be free.

But on Thursday the chair of the decolonisation committee, Rafael Ramrez, said no petition on West Papua could be accepted because the committees mandate extended only to the 17 states identified by the UN as non-self-governing territories.

I am the chair of the C24 and the issue of West Papua is not a matter for the C24. We are just working on the counties that are part of the list of non-self-governing territories. That list is issued by the general assembly.

One of the principles of our movement is to defend the sovereignty and the full integrity of the territory of our members. We are not going to do anything against Indonesia as a C24.

West Papua was previously on the committees agenda when the former Dutch colony was known as Netherlands New Guinea but it was removed in 1963 when the province was annexed by Indonesia as Irian Jaya.

Ramrez, Venezuelas representative to the UN, said his office was being manipulated for political purposes. Ramrez did not say the petition had not been presented to the committee, only that it was not able to accept it.

As the chairman of the C24, not any formal document, nothing.

Asked if he had any communication with Benny Wenda, or the West Papuan indepe...

14:25

3 Uncommon Signs that an Economic Collapse Could Happen Soon "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

3 Uncommon Signs that an Economic Collapse Could Happen Soon from Birch Gold Group From Birch Gold Group As stocks continue to climb and the U.S. economy sustains its third longest period of expansion in history, market forecasters are seeking...

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Champaran Needs to Be Seen as an Open Work "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Today, Champaran must save democracy from the drabness of majoritarian politics by creating new fictions for colour, for diversity, and for pluralism.

The three words 'Gandhi', 'Champaran' and 'indigo' have a transformative power because Champaran was seen as a transformative, alchemical moment in history. Credit: PIB

The three words Gandhi, Champaran and indigo have a transformative power because Champaran was seen as a transformative, alchemical moment in history. Credit: PIB

Umberto Eco, the Semiotician and novelist used the idea of The Open Work as the title of one of his books. The title was simple in its message and prolific in its possibilities. An open work in music allows a great deal of autonomy to the individual performer. Unlike a conventional work which dictates a format, the open work allows for a multiplicity of interpretations. Instead of a repetition of narrative, what we have is a multiplicity of interpretations. In an open work, music acquires a renewed sense of aesthetic, and in literature, a renewed sense of meaning. A shift in hermeneutic creates as it were a profusion of possibilities.

One senses that Champaran too needs to be seen as an open work. It is hundred years since Gandhi went there and one needs to do more than commemorate the event. Memory becomes a mechanical recitation and while Champaran is historic, it gets frozen as history. One does not qui...

14:14

The Woman Who Invented Solo Mothers "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

There were widows who were respectable, deserted wives who were less so, divorcees who were not and solo mother who were beyond the pale. Mary Singleton on attitudes in the 1950s Creating social history By Roger Childs Mary spoke at a recent Friends of the Library session as she launched her book: Was that really me?  []

14:12

Moscow And Ankara Urge For Unified Iraq: Kurdistan Regions Legal Status Is Fixed In The Iraqi Constitution Of 2005 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

President Putin & President Erdogan. Kremlin comments on Putin-Erdogan dialogue concerning Iraqi Kurdistan. MOSCOW, September 29. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan the independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan noting that Moscows position is well-known, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday. He refused to go into details []

14:03

Unsustainable coffee? In the near future, it wont be an option "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Could coffee be the world's first sustainable agricultural product? Conservation International's Bambi Semroc says, yes. And it all starts with sourcing.

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Make cycling safer in Chinaby design "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Bikesharing has become explosively popular in China. WRI China's experts on sustainable transport discuss the need for careful consideration of ways that urban design can protect cyclists while promoting this low-carbon alternative.

14:01

The US Nuclear Option and the War on Terrorism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The following text was presented at the opening plenary of the European IPPNW Conference: Nuclear Weapons and Energy in an Unstable World Analysis and Solutions, Berlin, 7-9 May 2004.  In the course of the last 13 years, no solutions

14:00

Facebook to give Russian ads to Congress on Monday "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Facebook says that it will release the over 3,000 political ads purchased by Russian actors on its platform during the 2016 election to congressional investigators on Monday.  The moves comes after Facebook faced pressure from federal...

14:00

US Dominated Security Council Tightens Savage Sanctions on North Korea, Intentional Provocations to War "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Introduction

On September 24, 2017, The New York Times published the following letter written by Donald P. Gregg, C.I.A. officer in Vietnam, 1970-1973; C.I.A. station chief in Seoul from 1973 to 1975; and U.S. Ambassador to South Korea from

14:00

Lawsuit Reveals NSA Covered Up 29 'Extraterrestrial Messages' from Space "IndyWatch Feed World"

The picture above represents a broadcast (known as the Arecibo message), put together by Carl Sagan and colleagues that was sent into space via radio waves at a special ceremony to celebrate the remodelling of the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico.

Apparently, the received a response, you can read more about that story here. Its speculative, for sure, but the information below, is not. This article pertains to a real deal document.

Strange signals detected from outer space are becoming quite popular, especially within the past couple of years alone. Heres one of several studies positing that some of these signals could be from an intelligent extraterrestrial source.

Scientists have discovered six more bursts of radio signals coming from a place in deep space outside our galaxy from where similar signals were detected earlier this year and in 2012.


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14:00

Piglet, Eeyore and Winnie and the post-election Heffalump Hole "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Guest Post: By Brian Rogers First published 30/09/17 SunLive.co.nz   newsie.co.nz Piglet and Eeyore were strolling through the Hundred Acre Wood, reflecting on the busy week theyd had. It was a comfortable way to meander and chat, sort of propping each other up, since one leaned to the left and the other the right. What day is []

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14:00

Mystery Towers Appearing All Over NYC (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Mystery Towers Appearing All Over NYC Video Secure Team10 Video Source

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14:00

This October 2 Feels Like January 30 "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Gandhi will survive the state-sponsored assault on ahimsa only if we find the Mahatma within us.

On his birthday, the greatest tribute we can pay the Gandhi is to preserve the Mahatma within us. Credit: Reuters

On his birthday, the greatest tribute we can pay to Gandhi is to preserve the Mahatma within us. Credit: Reuters

Mahatma Gandhis greatest achievement was in planting the ancient Indian idea of ahimsa at the very core of modern Indias social and political conception. It is the ahimsa in our national consciousness that has kept us steadfast in this long and arduous walk to freedom.

Ahimsa is far deeper than physical non-violence. It comes from the profound insight our ancestors possessed of the true nature of enslavement. Enslavement imprisons everyone involved. The suppressed are chained by their fear, deprivation and helplessness. The suppressors are shackled by needs, which never seem to end, and by their blinding lust for power. The society is poisoned by the endless cycle of anger, vengeance and violence that suppression generates. Ahimsa is the commitment to neither accept nor perpetrate domination, no matter what the circumstance. Ahimsa is the commitment to be constantly mindful of ones humanity and resist the chains of fear, desire, hate or indifference. Ahimsa is the path to swaraj, raj over the swa (self) a liberation so complete that it doesnt merely free the oppressed from the oppressor, it releases them both from the imprisoning cycle of oppression. The profound insight of every Indian philosophical tradition since time immemorial is that the freedom needed to seek our truth can only come when we embrace ahimsa.

Ahimsa has a...

14:00

Mexicos Road to Recovery Is Far Longer Than It Looks "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Soon, the world will turn its attention to the next disaster, but Mexican families will still feel the effects of the twin earthquakes for years to come.

Soldiers work to remove the debris of a house destroyed in an earthquake that struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, in Juchitan, Mexico, September 8, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Soldiers work to remove the debris of a house destroyed in an earthquake that struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, in Juchitan, Mexico, September 8, 2017. Credit: Reuters

In the span of just 11 days, Mexico was devastated by two major earthquakes that destroyed buildings and claimed lives across southern and central Mexico. The...

13:51

Footage Reveals Antifa Plot To Kill Americans With Knives, Guns & Bombs "IndyWatch Feed World"

Secretly captured footage reveals plans by Antifa to terrorize the American public this November, using knives, guns and bombs.  Comedian Steve Crowder published the footage that he covertly recorded after infiltrating a local Antifa terrorist [...]

13:49

Zionism: The Ideological Cover-up to Jewish Colonization of Palestine "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The benign-sounding term settler or settlement is used so often in the news without reference to Jewish colonization of Palestine that the world often loses sight of the immoral nature of the Zionist project in Palestine. The term is used

13:46

Wall Street Vs. Kremlin: Who Really Controls the White House? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Perhaps the only thing more incredible than quickly expanding conspiracy theories regarding the Kremlins influence over the White House is who is selling them and who is buying them.

Organizations popping up overnight with advisory boards lined with Neo-Conservatives who

13:46

Perfect: NFL Running Back Wears Everybody vs. Trump T-Shirt with His Ass Hanging Out "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If we are lucky we will see this in Trump campaign commercial some day.

Marshawn Lynch plays running back for the Oakland Raiders.

Today Marshawn wore an Everybody versus Trump T-shirt into the locker room before the game.

Such a bold statement.

Marshawns ass was hanging out.

That was an even bolder statement.

Nice job, NFL.

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13:44

Sleeping Jellyfish, Discreet Cannibals, Conscientious Parrotfish and Other Amazing Animals "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A quick review of interesting research on living things from the last month.

Jellyfish prefer to sit upside down on the floor of their tank. Credit: Caltech

Jellyfish prefer to sit upside down on the floor of their tank. Credit: Caltech

Even jellyfish go to sleep

Although not much is known about why we need to sleep, some scientists think it helps the brain rest. Recently, researchers discovered jellyfish that have no brains also sleep. Cassiopea, a group of upside-down jellyfish, sits with its bell touching the bottom and upward-pointing tentacles waving in the water. It pulsates its bell once a minute during the day to push water through its arms. But at nights, the pulses slowed down to about 40 a minute. When the researchers dropped sleeping jellyfish into the water, instead of swimming to the bottom as it would when awake, it floated for a few seconds before waking up. If the researchers deprived the aquatic animal of sleep by squirting water at it, it made up for the lack during the day.

Why do female cuckoos call loudly after laying eggs in...

13:42

Leaked Document Reveals Chinese Plot To Assassinate Kim Jong-Un "IndyWatch Feed World"

China has been secretly plotting to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, according to leaked documents. The Chinese government have been actively working on a plan to oust Kim Jong-un in order to avoid World [...]

13:41

Neocons Want Trump Acting Tougher on Russia "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: 

stephenlendman.org 

(Home Stephen Lendman). 

Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

Bipartisan neocons infesting Washington want Russia marginalized, weakened, contained and isolated.

Theyre recklessly heading things toward possible nuclear war, unthinkable madness if launched.

Endless

13:40

The Russian Influence Stories Promote Russias Might Is Putin Paying for Them? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It was probably premature to write The Russian Influence Story Falls Apart:

The story about Russian influence was made up by the Democrats to explain Clintons loss of the election and to avoid looking at her personal responsibility for

13:38

Puerto Rico: The Debt Before the Storm "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Socialist German playwright Bertolt Brecht once wrote that famines do not simply occur; they are organized by the grain trade.

A similar observation could be made about Puerto Rico today. Replace famine with natural disaster, and the grain trade

13:35

WAKE UP AMERICA THE DOLLAR IS GOING TO ZERO "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

WAKE UP AMERICA THE DOLLAR IS GOING TO ZERO by Egon von Greyerz Gold Switzerland For news to be read and understood by a great number of people, it must be simple, sensational and forgettable. Most individuals are...

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13:35

Cameroon disrupts internet to stifle protest in English-speaking areas "IndyWatch Feed World"

Cameroon has again disrupted internet connection it its Anglophone regions in the wake of fresh mass protests.

13:34

dlhicks: "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

dlhicks:

thanks for the most profoundly poorly thought out comment ive received in the last decade.

if in fact you genuinely think that more life is a bad thing, then you could start putting such beliefs into practice by killing yourself, your children, or your family.

of course, you dont, so we can safely assume such moral logic is as impoverished as it is flawed as it is hypocritical as it is transparently absurd.

but by all means, do send over a suicide note.

cheers,

umair

13:34

Russia Effectively Smashing US-Supported Terrorists in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: 

stephenlendman.org 

(Home Stephen Lendman). 

Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

Russias military intervention in Syria at the request of its government began two years ago today September 30.

It dramatically changed the dynamic

13:33

The Syrian Outcome Has Departed from Washingtons Foreign Policy Script. ISIS Terrorists are US-NATO Mercenaries "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Stephen Lendman sums up the success of Russian and Syrian militaries against Washington-supported ISIS. Washington claims to be fighting ISIS, but doesnt. Remember, U.S. General Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, revealed on television that it was

13:30

Iran Can Achieve Democracy Only Through the Route of Revolution "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

In Democracy in Iran: Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed, Misagh Parsa asks why some countries democratise themselves through reform, while others have to take the revolution route.

A member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps stands next to a picture of the Ayatollah. Credit: Reuters

A member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps stands next to a picture of the Ayatollah. Credit: Reuters

In Democracy in Iran: Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed, Misagh Parsa, who has written several books on Iran, has undertaken a study of transition to democracy in developing countries. His analysis is concerned with the actual process of democratisation and not whether and when a country might transition to democracy. Parsas basic thesis is that an authoritarian developing country has two routes to democracy reform or revolution. Which of these two routes a country takes, depends on several factors.

Parsa, professor at department of sociology, Dartmouth College, raises the question as to why some countries succeed in democratising themselves through reform while others have to go through the destructive route of revolution, and proceeds to suggest a framework for analysing the different paths to democracy by examining the structural and process-related variables. The book seeks to explain why South Korea, for example, managed to establish democracy through a process of reform, that is, comparatively free from violence and bloodshed, and why others such as the Philippines, Indonesia, Egypt, etc, had to take the revolution route, in other words, replacing the existing state structures instead of reforming them. He then examines the developments in Iran in the post-Islamic Rev...

13:30

Hey Newbie are you a legitimate peripheral participant? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

We get lots of new eyeballs on Whaleoil during the election cycle and most end up staying. The vast majority of our readers remain lurkers which is an online term for people who read articles and comments but who dont comment themselves. If you are currently a lurker it may amuse you to know that []

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13:30

In Filling PSU Boards With Party Apparatchiks, Modi is Violating His Own Norms "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The decision to nominate BJP workers as non-official directors makes a mockery of the partys 1998 manifesto and the governments own guidelines issued in 2015.

Its time for gas: In the last year, BJP party workers have been appointed as non-official directors of eleven odd CPSEs. (In picture, Sambit Patra at top right has been sent to ONGC). Credit: PTI, Reuters

In an interview to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) in mid-2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi repeated his favourite maxim, minimum government, maximum governance.

He specifically went on to state, in a developing economy, state enterprises do have a role in some sectors. They have to be managed professionally and efficiently. We have given them operational freedom and brought in talent from the private sector as well to facilitate this.

Considering that the NDA government had until that point largely remained inactive when it came to reforming Indias central public sector enterprises (CPSEs), these statements kindled a hope, though belated, among all those who expected the CPSEs to become professional, efficient and functionally autonomous. There was hope that CPSEs could eventually set optimal benchmarks of performance for the private sector and create a competitive environment conducive to econo...

13:29

Bruce Hoffman's new book 'Inside Terrorism' is presumptuous and devoid of scholarly value - to say the least "IndyWatch Feed World"

The author, Bruce Hoffman, was for a long time a director at RAND Corporation in Washington, which he designates in his book as an "independent, objective, nonpartisan research institution" (p. xi). As an external observer, researcher and author, I have followed with keen interest for many years the debate surrounding the phenomenon of terrorism: its definition, rationale, execution, effects and legal aspects. I came initially across Hoffman's book when I examined the activities of Germany's Federal Center for Political Education (Bundeszentrale fr politische Bildung, or BpB), which is not, as its name might suggest, a university institute or a department in the Ministry of Education, but a propaganda institution that belongs to the Ministry of the Interior). The BpB promotes Hoffman's book (in its German translation) to German schools and universities as a textbook on terrorism. After reading that book, I spent long hours writing a detailed critical review of it in German, which is posted on the internet. I thought I had fulfilled thereby my civic duty. Then I discovered that Bruce Hoffman was not only an author of junk science, but is periodically invited to comment on CNN, the Washington Post, the New York Times and other leading media, as an "expert" on terrorism. This discovery compelled me to share my exposure of Hoffman as a fraud with a larger audience, and particularly with unsuspecting potential buyers of his book. I do not intend, however, to provide a review of all the author's scholarly sins, as this would require a volume exceeding in size the very book in review. I will limit myself to point to a few elements that demonstrate (a) the deceptive nature of the book; and (b) its utter lack of scholarly value.

13:18

A Cuban Mystery: The US Embassy in Havana "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Cuba has, for decades, been a form of political pathology for US political consciousness. Fidel Castro loomed in his indestructible guise, tormenting a succession of American presidents with his seeming indestructibility. Efforts at deposing and assassination had conspicuously failed. It

13:12

The Saker admits Trump is worse than Bush - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


All my shows are archived at my Patreon page please consider subscribing! -Kevin Barrett
The Saker, one of the best-informed voices in the real alternative media, has a blog that averages around 1.5 million reads per month.  A former high-level military analyst, his inside knowledge of Russia and its language and culture, and his equally well-informed perspective on the US and the West, give him a unique and compelling view of the geopolitical machinations of the Anglo-Zionist Empire and its global domination projectand the various Axes of Resistance.
This interview was recorded shortly after Trumps disgraceful tirade at the United Nations. The Saker, who preferred Trump to Clinton during the 2016 election campaign, begins by admitting that Trump is turning into a catastrophe though he still thinks bring on World War  3 candidate Hillary would have been worse. The real problem, he observes, is that the neocons are still in control.
We also discuss
*Why the genuinely alternative media terrifies the Establishment and how the Saker transitioned from professional military analyst to open-source-intelligence mega-blogger.



*The Orthodox revival in Russia and its implications for the Clash of Civilizations. 



*Is the Anglo-Zionist empire literally demonic, the Gog and Magog of the end times as interpreted by Shaykh Imran Hosein?



*Is the ostensible concern for minorities of the politically-correct left not always such a good thing?



*Scapegoating (of Muslims, Jews, white males, and so on) and its role in unsophisticated political discourse.
TheSaker.is is one of the best available antidotes to MSM shallowness and bias. I read it regularly, and you should too.

13:12

Priorities "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

How shit is Housing New Zealand? They're wasting a huge proportion of their maintenance budget on testing for P:

Figures released under the Official Information Act by Housing NZ show it spent $51.9 million on testing and remediation of meth on its properties in the last financial year, up from $21 million the previous year. Last years spending represented 10 percent of its entire annual maintenance and improvement budget, or the equivalent of an average of $8,000 per property. However, in the 2016 financial year, it spent only $433,623 on the testing and remediation of mould and $639,873 on asbestos.

Housing health and drug experts say a mania about meth has created a scam industry for testing and repairing houses with just trace elements that are less harmful than fly spray. Meanwhile, landlords spend hardly any money to deal with the mould and asbestos that regularly cause bronchiolitis, pneumonia and mesothelioma that can lead to death.


That last paragraph is a damning indictment of Housing New Zealand's priorities. Mouldy houses kill. Mouldy Housing New Zealand properties have killed. But rather than addressing that problem, they're wasting money on a fantasy promoted by a scam industry. And its difficult to avoid the suspicion that they're doing it because it allows them to evict tenants and sell the houses they used to live in.

This isn't good enough. Housing New Zealand should be spending its money on real problems, not fantasies. And they should be building houses, not emptying and selling them.

13:10

Gold Market Charts September 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Gold Market Charts September 2017 from Bullion Star Featuring charts produced by the GOLD CHARTS R US market chart website, the BullionStar chart series focuses on a number of the worlds most important physical gold markets including China, Russia, India, Switzerland and the London gold...

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13:09

Catalan independence: 5 important things to consider "IndyWatch Feed World"

Catalan independence can be good or bad - it depends on the Catalan people to make it good, or else it likely will be bad. Headlines and commentary across both Eastern and Western media have mainly focused on the Catalan independence referendum and the actions of Spanish police and the Spanish government's attempts to disrupt polls. However, little is being said about what the real implications of Catalan independence may be. What do those politicians in Catalonia in favor of independence seek to do with it should they succeed? Will they create a Catalonia that serves the best interests of the people? Or serve the EU and NATO more efficiently and eagerly than a united Spain ever could? There are 5 points those following this conflict should know and keep in mind as events unfold:

13:08

Once upon a time, there was a Supreme Dark Lord "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

and he decided to enlighten (endarken?) the masses with two great endeavors.

One was to write a comic book about superheroes who fight SJWs. OK, silly, but go ahead, make your story about people with superpowers bopping evil immigrants and antifa.

The other was tostart a university? An online university? AVoxiversity?

All right, hes got to be fucking with us. You have got to watch this thing: Its an animated pop-up book. It opens to Religion and Philosophy, which features Vox Day in ridiculous fantasy spiky armor and a spiky throne and a skull. Because of course it does. Thats exactly how we advertise the philosophy department at my university. Its also precisely how I picture John Wilkins.

Page two is Male-Female Relations which features another fantasy warrior-man and a playboy bunny standing atop a pile of nubile women who are dead or something. I guess its his alternative to a womens studies department. I take it hes going to be teaching gender caricatures.

Page three is History, Immigration, and War, with a gigantic suit of golden armor wielding a huge flaming sword. Popping up out of the top of the suit of armor is a tiny Trump-head wearing a baseball cap, like a tiny pimple atop an engorged, inflamed, veiny testicle. In the background, a horde of Pepe the Frog cartoons are driving tanks.

Cut to a dead-eyed, middle-aged man who introduces himself as Vox Day, and assures us that tens of millions of people will want to watch the series of videos hes calling Voxiversity, which the social media giants are trying to silence, so you should send him money.

You are reading my description and refusing to believe this could possibly be true its got to be some kind of over-the-top joke. But no. Watch the video. I was underplaying the cheesiness.

Nobody takes this bozo seriously, do they?

13:05

Launch of James Webb Space Telescope Delayed to Spring 2019 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope has been delayed yet again:

The launch of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been rescheduled to occur sometime between March and June 2019 from French Guiana. The delay follows a schedule assessment of the remaining integration and test activities that need to occur prior to launch. The JWST was previously scheduled to launch in October 2018. "The change in launch timing is not indicative of hardware or technical performance concerns," Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at Headquarters in Washington, said in a NASA press release. "Rather, the integration of the various spacecraft elements is taking longer than expected."

The change in launch window request has been coordinated with the European Space Agency (ESA), which is providing the Ariane 5 launch vehicle for the JWST. As part of an agreement with ESA, NASA recently conducted a routine schedule assessment to ensure launch preparedness and determined that a reschedule was necessary.

While testing of the telescope and science instruments at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas, continues to go well and remain on schedule, the spacecraft itself, made up of the spacecraft bus and sunshield, has experienced delays during its integration and testing at Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, California. "Webb's spacecraft and sunshield are larger and more complex than most spacecraft," said Eric Smith, program director for the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "The combination of some integration activities taking longer than initially planned, such as the installation of more than 100 sunshield membrane release devices, factoring in lessons learned from earlier testing, like longer time spans for vibration testing, has meant the integration and testing process is just taking longer. Considering the investment NASA has made, and the good performance to date, we want to proceed very systematically through these tests to be ready for a Spring 2019 launch."

An upside? A better chance of being prepared to image Plane...

13:02

Austeritt und Sezession "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

(Eigener Bericht) - Der eskalierende katalanische Sezessionskonflikt erschttert mit Spanien ein von den Berliner Austerittsdiktaten schwer getroffenes Land. Spanien, in deutschen Medien zuweilen als ein Vorzeigebeispiel einer angeblich erfolgreichen Sparpolitik gefeiert, ist trotz eines bescheidenen Wirtschaftswachstums weiterhin mit enormen sozialen und konomischen Problemen konfrontiert; Arbeitslosigkeit und Armut verharren auf hohem Stand. Die Krisenpolitik der vergangenen Jahre lie auch den konomischen Abstand zu den Wohlstandszentren der Eurozone anwachsen. Von einem Schuldenabbau, der das offizielle Ziel der deutschen Austerittspolitik in der EU ist, kann immer noch keine Rede sein. Zudem befeuert die schlechte konomische Lage samt der beraus hohen Schuldenlast den katalanischen Sezessionsstreit, in dem auch die Aufteilung der Staats- und Regionalschulden konfliktverschrfend wirkt.

13:00

Mental Health Break "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Delta Spirit From Now On from A Bruntel on Vimeo.

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13:00

Custom Lightbulb Firmware "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Internet of Things is developing at a rapid pace, as hobbyists and companies rush to develop the latest and greatest home automation gear. One area of particular interest to some is lighting yes, even the humble lightbulb now comes with a brain and is ripe for the hacking.

[Tinkerman] starts by doing a full disassembly of the Sonoff B1 lightbulb. Its a popular device, and available for less than $20 on eBay. Rated at 6 watts, the bulb has a heatsink that is seemingly far larger than necessary. Inside is the usual AC/DC converter, LED driver and an ESP8285 running the show. While this is a slightly different part to the usual ESP8266, it can be programmed in the same way by selecting the correct programming mode.

This is where it gets interesting [Tinkerman] flashes the device with a custom firmware known as ESPurna. This firmware enables greater control over the function of the bulb, from colour choice, to speaking to the bulb over MQTT.

[Tinkerman] does a great job of walking through the exact steps needed to disassemble and reprogram the bulb, and touches upon the added flexibility given by the custom firmware. We love to see projects like this one, that give greater control over IoT devices and enable users to better integrate them with other systems.


Filed under: led hacks

13:00

Frankincense: The Unbelievable Uses of This Ancient Oil for Cancer, Anxiety and Even Arthritis "IndyWatch Feed World"

When one of the famous Three Kings sang of frankincenses divinity, he sure knew what he was talking about.

Indeed, frankincense has been utilized to treat a wide array of illnesses for literally thousands of years. Have anxiety, inflammation, a cough, or antibacterial needs?

Frankincense will serve you well in all of these situations. In fact, there are even cancer preventing properties associated with it.

Another one of frankincenses lesser-known qualities is its ability to relieve digestive problems, and if you eat out frequently, youre probably no stranger to periodic gas, constipation, or stomach pains in general.


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13:00

Donald Malarkey, WWII Paratrooper, Portrayed In HBO Miniseries, Band Of Brothers, Dead At 96 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Reporting for the final formation. Via Fox News: Donald Malarkey, a World War II paratrooper who was awarded the Bronze Star after parachuting behind enemy lines at Normandy to destroy German artillery on D-Day, has died. He was 96. Malarkey was one of several members of Easy Company to be widely portrayed in the HBO []

12:59

Nigerias only achievement at 57 is unity Ezeife "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Third Republic Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, believes that Nigeria has not been able to make appreciable progress 57 years after independence due to faulty political structure and ineffective leadership. In this interview with FELIX NWANERI, he insists on restructuring of Nigeria along regional lines for the countrys unity and rapid development   How would assess Nigeria at 57 and is there any reason to celebrate the countrys independence from colonial rule? We have recorded a major achievement by still been in existence as a nation. The Igbos...

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12:59

Buhari: Militaryll be biggest losers of Nigerias break-up "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

says those agitating for secession are noisemakers   President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the Armed Forces of Nigeria to ensure the unity and indivisibility of the country, saying the military will be the worst casualty of a dismembered nation. The president gave the challenge yesterday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, when he joined Service Chiefs to celebrate the countrys 57th independence anniversary with troops of Operation Lafiya Dole. The event took place in the Maimalari Military Cantonment, which houses the headquarters of the Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole and...

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12:59

Nigerias situation not beyond redemption Sani "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Mr. Anthony Sani is an elder statesman and the Secretary of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF). In this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, he says Nigerias situation is not beyond redemption and advises government to deliver on its campaign promise of fighting insecurity and corruption to clear the way for the economy to take root and thrive     What is your assessment of Nigeria on her 57th Independence anniversary? As it is normal in mechanism of living, Nigeria has experienced ebb and flow of life in the process of nation building....

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12:58

Coker: Well refocus business aspect of tourism "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

In this interview with a select group of editors in Lagos, Director-General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Folorunsho Coker, who says the presidents order on ease of doing business in Nigeria is helping tourism, speaks on how he intends to use branding, technology and the likes to turn tourism into a revenue-generating business and other important issues such as creation of calendar of events to enable people plan. AYODELE AMINU was at the session. Excerpts     From the point of view of an insider, what is your general assessment...

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12:58

Another Boko Haram member arrested in Ondo "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Security operatives yesterday arrested another suspected member of the Boko Haram group, Mohammed Basha, at Isua- Akoko in Akoko South- East Local Government Area of Ondo State. This came barely five days after a top commander of group, Idris Babawo aka Dikko, was arrested at the same area. Babawo, said to be number 165 on the wanted list of the military, was arrested when the vehicle in which he was travelling developed a fault. Police said they were yet to ascertain the rank of Basha in the hierarchy on Book...

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12:58

Two kids die in Lagos house fire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Two kids of the same parents were said to have lost their lives when fire gutted a building in Ifako-Ijaiye area of Lagos. It was learnt that the fire, which was caused by candle light, occurred at No 2, Bola Oyewo Street, Obawole, area of Ifako-Ijaiye. The two male children, Olawale (four) and Desire Akingbesote (two), died in the raging fire which destroyed property worth millions of naira. An emergency responder, who craved anonymity, said that concerned government agencies were currently investigating the circumstances which led to the death of...

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12:57

Is the Catalan referendum is a classic bait-and-switch operation by Barcelona? "IndyWatch Feed World"

The economic elite in Barcelona merely plan to swap Madrid for Brussels as their preferred patron, and are relying on demagogic distractions such as the referendum in order to mislead the Catalan public into thinking that they're voting for "independence". Everyone gets it - the Catalan referendum has exposed the very deep hypocrisy of the Spanish and EU ruling elite, especially in regards to their support for separatist causes elsewhere in the world and the harsh criticism that they regularly dish out anytime governments in the Global South are even suspected of using force against their citizens. These are very powerful points that are insightful for the larger audience to dwell upon, but when dealing with the specific issue of Catalan separatism, rhetorical schadenfreude isn't a solid basis for approaching the issue. While it's true that the Catalan Controversy is a long and storied one, it's also equally true that the Spanish Constitution forbids separatism, thereby making this "solution" to the problem illegal.

Is the Catalan referendum a classic bait-and-switch operation by Barcelona? "IndyWatch Feed World"

The economic elite in Barcelona merely plan to swap Madrid for Brussels as their preferred patron, and are relying on demagogic distractions such as the referendum in order to mislead the Catalan public into thinking that they're voting for "independence". Everyone gets it - the Catalan referendum has exposed the very deep hypocrisy of the Spanish and EU ruling elite, especially in regards to their support for separatist causes elsewhere in the world and the harsh criticism that they regularly dish out anytime governments in the Global South are even suspected of using force against their citizens. These are very powerful points that are insightful for the larger audience to dwell upon, but when dealing with the specific issue of Catalan separatism, rhetorical schadenfreude isn't a solid basis for approaching the issue. While it's true that the Catalan Controversy is a long and storied one, it's also equally true that the Spanish Constitution forbids separatism, thereby making this "solution" to the problem illegal.

12:57

Nigeria/Zambia: Well play the game of our lives Echiejile "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Super Eagles defender, Elderson Echiejile, has said that the Eagles will play the game of their lives in the October 7 World Cup qualifier against the Chipolopolo of Zambia for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup fiesta. Echiejile who is confident of victory for Eagles advises Zambia to forget about the Mundial ticket, adding that Nigerias World Cup ticket is not negotiable. He called on teammates to conserve energy for the crucial game. The World Cup is the biggest football event in the world, and no country will toy with...

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12:57

Breaking ranks: Iraq Kurdistan Regional Government dissolves High Referendum Council "IndyWatch Feed World"

Iraqi Kurds begin dialogue with Baghdad The authorities in Iraqi autonomous province of Kurdistan have announced dissolution of the High Referendum Council, and the formation of a provincial political council that will begin dialogue with the central government in Baghdad. Council member Khalil Ibrahim said the Council's tasks were completed and that the Council of Political Leadership of the Kurds was formed instead. The now former High Referendum Council was set up to lobby for the Kurdistan independence vote. Members of the newly formed Council have already expressed their appreciation of the position on reconciliation held by the newly formed initiative led by Ayatollah Ali Al Sistani, a senior religious figure who in the past often stressed the importance of dialogue between the parties, noting that the Council will begin talks with Baghdad in order to resolve the ongoing political crisis in the country. Via Breakingnews.sy

12:57

FG: We paid N1.64trn to states, LGs for salaries, pensions "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Federal Government has so far released N1.64 trillion to states and local governments between 2015 and 2017 as part of measures to stabilise the polity. President Muhammadu Buhari revealed this yesterday in a broadcast to commemorate Nigerias 57th independence anniversary in Abuja. He said that the funds were released to enable the states and local governments pay outstanding salaries, pensions and small business suppliers who had been all, but crippled over the years. N200 billion in 2015, N441 billion in 2016 and N1 trillion in 2017, altogether totalling N1.64...

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12:56

NWFL Super 4: Benins neutrality excites Rivers Angels skipper "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

As the build-up to the maiden Nigeria Womens Football League, Super Four Championship continues, one of the key actors, Charity John, Skipper of Rivers Angels has spoken the minds of other teams coming for the championship. Charity, who has been with the Port Harcourt based side for over a decade, said she was excited that the Super 4, would be played on a neutral ground at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in the fast developing city of Benin. We are not happy that Edo Queens, didnt make it to the Super...

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12:56

Indianapolis Colts Tell Fans Team Protests Will Continue: We Have a Responsibility to Protest for Equality "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Both Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns players kneeled during the national anthem at their game last weekend.

Colts fans were furious.
On Sunday the Colts finally responded to their critics.

Indianapolis Colt fan Cory sent this in today.

The Indianapolis Colts posted a players statement on Facebook a little while ago. See attached.

I was a lifelong fan. I emailed them on Monday as Im sure many many others did to express my disappointment and frustrations. I got no response. I suspect this statement is a reply to all of the former fans and season ticket burners. Seems like they are doubling down and twisting the knife if you ask me.

The Colts announced players can stand or kneel during the national anthem this week.

They will continue to their anti-military anthem protests.

The post Indianapolis Colts Tell Fans T...

12:56

Task force arrests 76 suspected criminals "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Task Force on Environment and Special Offence Unit said it had arrested about 76 miscreants and hoodlums across the Lagos metropolis. It was learnt that the suspects were picked up following the directive by the acting Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal. Edgal, it was also learnt, had directed the task force Chairman, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, to eradicate all criminal hideouts and black spots across the state. During an enforcement operation tagged: Eradication of Criminals Hideouts, carried out at midnight on Saturday at Oshodi and Iyana-Ipaja, the task force arrested...

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12:55

Daily Inspiration "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As we extend our sympathy to those whose peace has been shattered by violence, let us remember also the perpetrator, whose path back to the fullness of life is, if anything, more tortured than his victim's. -- Josh Mitteldorf

12:54

A typology of terrorism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The term "terrorism" is commonly applied only to violent actions by private individuals and groups against civilians. In the following article, I introduce two additional forms of terrorism ignored in public debate: Overt and covert state terrorism. The use of terrorism by states explains their reluctance to agree on an international definition of this scourge.

12:50

ZAP/POOFness Report: "A Song of Freedom" -- October 1, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed National"

"The Office of Poofness"

Sing A Song Of Freedom


As I look around me I see the world
In a different light
Everything is changing and it happened
One night
Changing for the better and it starts
With you and me
So we'll sing our song together and forever
We'll be free

Sing a song of freedom
People together everybody sing
Sing a song of freedom each and everyman
People come together all across the land

If you're looking for an answer
It's very close hand
Just take a look around you and
Then you'll understand
Clap your hands together and let
Me hear the sound
It's the time for liberation so pass
The world around


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POOF SAID

Greetings and Salutations,

We can assure you that the continual efforts and persistence of the home team is all that has kept this afloat. Most anyone else would have thrown in the towel long ago.

Now think about that; you know that to be true. It isn't a fun persistence, it is hard work and no let up that has kept the spigots a running and the bankers dealing with their torn foolery stepping mightily to keep up with the on-going slogan of "Let's get this done."

We are behind this team and we want them to know that we are!!! We are hoping for a change of pace and you should join us in that!! The names and the players ke...

12:48

Cannabinoid Containing Plants "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

5 Non-Marijuana Plants That Also Contain Healing Cannabinoids
By Erin Elizabeth - September 7, 2016


Editors note. So many people ask about the CBD oil I use. You can click here to see my video.
Cannabis has been used for many years, both recreationally and medically. Cannabinoids produced by plants are known as phytocannabinoids, those produced by the body are known as endocannabinoids. A cannabinoid is a chemical compound that interacts with a large regulatory system in the body. That system is known as the Endocannabinoid System, and its responsible for maintaining homeostasis in our bodies.

Homeostasis is the perfect internal balance required for optimum health. It regulates many important physiologic pathways in the human body, including gastrointestinal activity, cardiovascular activity, protection of neurons, hormonal regulation, immune function, inflammatory reactions, and inhibition of tumors cells.
5 Non-Marijuana Plants That Also Contain Healing Cannabinoids
Liverwort
This plant, indigenous to New Zealand, contains large amounts of perrottetinenic acid, which is similar to THC, the psychoactive component in cannabis. It has ability to treat bronchitis, and historically it has been used to alleviate gallbladder, liver, and bladder problems.
Echinacea
The Echinacea plant has ability to help the body beat the common cold. It is also used to relieve anxiety, chronic tiredness, splitting migrai...

12:47

Coffee producers feel the heat "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Global warming threatens to substantially reduce the amount of land suitable for coffee-growing by 2050, but bees could fly to the rescue.

Sayyed Nasrallah Calls on Zionist Settlers to Leave Occupation Entity before Its Demise "IndyWatch Feed War"

October 1, 2017 Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah on Sunday called on the Zionist settlers, especially the Jews, to leave the occupied Palestinian territories into the countries from where they had come, adding that if the US-Israeli command decides to launch a war on Lebanon and other regional countries, they would have neither enough []

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12:45

The Globalists Are Systematically Destroying Americas Middle Class "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

When people are dependent on the government they are much easier to control.  We are often told that we are not compassionate when we object to the endless expansion of government social programs, but that is not how the debate should be framed.  In America today, well over 100 million people receive money from the federal government each month, and the number of Americans that are truly financially independent is continually shrinking.  In fact, only 25 percent of all Americans have more than $10,000 in savings right now according to one survey.  If we eventually get to the point where virtually all of us are dependent on the government for our continued existence, that would give the globalists a very powerful tool of control.  In the end, they want as many of us dependent on the government as possible, because those that are dependent on the government are a lot less likely to fight against their agenda.

Back in 1992, the bottom 90 percent of American income earners brought in more than 60 percent of the countrys income.  But last year that figure slipped to just 49.7 percent.  The wealth of our society is increasingly being concentrated at the very top, and the middle class is steadily being eroded.  Surveys have found that somewhere around two-thirds of the country is living paycheck to paycheck at least part of the time, and so living on the edge has become a way of life for most Americans.

Earlier today, I came...

12:40

Politifact Makes up False Trump Quote to Smear President on Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Politifact, a Pulitzer Prize winner that solicits donations with the self-serving pitch, In a world of wild talk and fake news, help us stand up for the facts, made up a quote and attributed it to President Donald Trump to make their claim that his criticism of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yuln Cruz for her failure to get relief workers working was Not Correct.

In a report that examines three tweets by Trump about Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Politifacts Truth-O-Meter reported on a tweet posted Saturday morning by Trump that said, Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They

Politifact ignores its own reporting elsewhere in the article that by Saturday morning it had been well reported that upward of 10,000 shipping containers of relief supplies were stuck on the Port of San Juan dock because drivers were not showing up. Various excuses were being made, such as communications were down, trucks and fuel werent available and roads were hard to traverse, yet the bottom line was the drivers werent showing up even a week after the hurricane had passed and the mayor of San Juan wasnt doing anything effective (if doing anything at all) about it.

There is an unconfirmed report the Teamsters local was on strike (which would seem to be contradicted by the Teamsters national recruiting truck drivers for the San Juan port.)

A report by NPR on Thursday (which Politifact links to in another part of the report) stated the truckers union was having issues with the roads being blocked, but added that excuse was disputed by mayors from far-flung towns who are traversing those roads and criticized the desperately needed aid being held back in San Juan.

The Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration tells NPR that the government is working with the truck drivers union to f...

12:34

Googles New Search Engine Bias is No Accident "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Jonathan Cook | Dissident Voice | October 1, 2017 Alternet has gone public with concerns about the way Google and Facebook have limited traffic to its website and, more generally, undermined access to progressive and independent media. Its traffic from web searches has dropped precipitously by 40 per cent since Google introduced new []

12:30

Epic moment at UN as truth teller ambushes them and shatters their lies "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

There is nothing I enjoy more than good political ambush and Palestinian Mosab Hassan Yousef on behalf of UN Watch made a speech that made heads turn and eyes bulge. It is crude to say it but I see the UN as one big circle jerk who only allow Israel to be described in the vilest []

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12:26

12:22

What A Dick "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

I hear on the NewstalkZB news bulletin at 2pm today that Winston is going to meet with National and Labour for preliminary talks this week. James Shaw, however, says the Greens won't be meeting with anyone until after the Special Votes are returned. Looks like he is consigning them to another 3 years of irrelevancy to add to the previous 21 years of irrelevancy.

12:20

A Congressman, a Former DHS Chief and a Major Wall Street Figure Have All Predicted an EMP Attack "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A Congressman, a Former DHS Chief and a Major Wall Street Figure Have All Predicted an EMP Attack by Dave Hodges The Common Sense Show In my years of covering the plots and conspiracies of the New World Order...

The post A Congressman, a Former DHS Chief and a Major Wall Street Figure Have All Predicted an EMP Attack appeared first on The Daily Coin.

12:18

O.J. Simpson Released From Nevada Prison "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

O.J. Simpson was released from prison on Oct. 1, 2017, after serving nine years for kidnapping and armed robbery. According to a spokesperson for the Nevada Department of Corrections, Simpson was picked up by an unidentified friend. Simpson was originally sentenced to serve up to 33 years, but the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners voted []

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12:17

12:13

Another tragic death on Manus, Government must immediately evacuate people to safety in Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Another refugee held by the Australian Government on Manus Island has been found dead. He was one of over 900 men who came to Australia seeking safety but have been held on Manus for four years. His is the ninth death in the Australian run offshore detention centres and the second on Manus Island in just two months.

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:

This man was a proven refugee. He deserved the chance to rebuild his life in freedom and safety. But instead our Government chose cruelty. Instead our Government chose to lock him up for 4 years in awful conditions on a remote island, said Mr Webb.

So this man lost his freedom, then he lost his hope, and now he has lost his life. It is an absolute tragedy."

Last week 25 refugees detained by the Australian Government on Manus Island left for the US via the resettlement deal, but 2000 other innocent people remain trapped in limbo on Nauru and Manus islands with Australian and US authorities unable to confirm if, when or how many others will follow.

After four years of fear, violence, suffering and death, safety for a handful isnt good enough. Every single man, woman and child imprisoned on Manus and Nauru has had four years of their life ripped away from them. Every single one of them deserves a future, said Mr Webb.

It becomes more and more clear, with every death and with every violent attack against innocent people in our care, that the only humane and responsible way forward is to immediately evacuate everyone trapped on Nauru and Manus to safety in Australia. Otherwise, further tragedy is inevitable, said Mr Webb.

If our Government then wants to prowl around the globe trying to find safe third countries  fine. But after four years of suffering and death, it is cruel and irresponsible to leave innocent people in danger any longer.

The refugee is the sixth man held on Manus, and the ninth in total, who has died since the current offshore regime started on 19 July 2013. His death 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.

Over 2000 people remain warehoused on Manus and Nauru, 1783 of whom have already been assessed to be refugees. Among these 2000 innocent people are 169 children.

For interviews or further information please call:

Michelle Bennett, Director of Communications, Human Rights Law Centre, 0419 100 519

 

12:13

Microcell through a mobile hotspot "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

I accidentally acquired a tree farm 20 minutes outside of town. For utilities, it gets electricity and basic phone. It doesn't get water, sewer, cable, or DSL (i.e. no Internet). Also, it doesn't really get cell phone service. While you can get SMS messages up there, you usually can't get a call connected, or hold a conversation if it does.

We have found a solution -- an evil solution. We connect an AT&T "Microcell", which provides home cell phone service through your Internet connection, to an AT&T Mobile Hotspot, which provides an Internet connection through your cell phone service.


Now, you may be laughing at this, because it's a circular connection. It's like trying to make a sailboat go by blowing on the sails, or lifting up a barrel to lighten the load in the boat.

But it actually works.

Since we get some, but not enough, cellular signal, we setup a mast 20 feet high with a directional antenna pointed to the cell tower 7.5 miles to the southwest, connected to a signal amplifier. It's still an imperfect solution, as we are still getting terrain distortions in the signal, but it provides a good enough signal-to-noise ratio to get a solid connection.

We then connect that directional antenna directly to a high-end Mobile Hotspot. This gives us a solid 2mbps connection with a latency under 30milliseconds. This is far lower than the 50mbps you can get right next to a 4G/LTE tower, but it's still pretty good for our purposes.

We then connect the AT&T Microcell to the Mobile Hotspot, via WiFi.

To avoid the circular connection, we lock the frequencies for the Mobile Hotspot to 4G/LTE, and to 3G for the Microcell. This prevents the Mobile Hotspot locking onto the strong 3G signal from the Microcell. It also prevents the two from causing noise to the other.

This works really great. We now get a strong cell signal on our phones even 400 feet from the house through some trees. We can be all over the property, out in the lake, down by the garden, and so on, and have our phones work as normal. It's only AT&T, but that's what the whole family uses.

You might be asking why we didn't just use a normal signal amplifier, like they use on corporate campus. It boosts all the analog frequencies, making any cell phone service works.

We've tried this, and it works a bit, allowing cell phones to work inside the house pretty well. But they don't work outside the house, which is where we spend a lot of time. In addition, while our newer phones work,...

12:12

Swamp McGHoo? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

  Donald Trump to sweep all before him under supernatural supervision By SWAMP McGOO, late of Paekakariki    (Conspiracy Theorist, Occult Genius and Supreme Icon of the Alt-Centre Delusion) HI EVERYBODY!  Thank you for your adoring applause. My name is Swamp McGoo and I have extra-sensory perception. And heres the proof.  Wherever you are in []

12:10

President Trump Dedicates Presidents Cup Golf Trophy To People of Puerto Rico "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Donald Trump spent much of the weekend working from his New Jersey golf club in Bedminister and then attended the international golf competition, The Presidents Cup, at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City. President Trump presented the winning Continue reading

12:08

Insider: AG Jeff Sessions Refuses To Prosecute Guilty As Hell Clinton "IndyWatch Feed World"

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has point blank refused to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her crimes, despite pleas by Congress to do so.  On Saturday night, Jason Chaffetz, former Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and [...]

12:07

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Togo Opposition Calls for New Protests
Wednesdays protest is described as a final warning to the regime, and Thursdays as a march of anger

15:44 October 1, 2017
Gulf News

Lome: Opposition groups in the West African state of Togo on Saturday called for fresh protests next week to maintain pressure in their campaign to unseat President Faure Gnassingbe.

In power since the death of his father in 2005, Gnassingbe is the scion of Africas oldest political dynasty, which has ruled Togo for more than half a century.

In a statement, a coalition of 14 opposition parties urged supporters to turn out in even greater numbers on Wednesday and Thursday in rallies in Lome, in towns outside the capital and among the Togolese diaspora.

Wednesdays protest is described as a final warning to the regime, and Thursdays as a march of anger.

The opposition has mustered tens of thousands of people to demand Gnassingbe leave office a turnout that has surprised many commentators. Rallies on September 6 and 7 alone drew more than 100,000.

At least four people were killed and dozens were injured in a crackdown on protests in the north of the country, a region previously seen as reliably pro-government.

Responding to the pressure, the government has put forward a bill that proposes presidents can only serve a maximum of two five-year terms.

But Gnassingbe is on his third term. The opposition want the two-term restriction to be applied retroactively.

Gnassingbe was re-elected in 2010 and again in 2015, in votes that the opposition denounced as unfair. If the two-term limit applies from the next elections, scheduled in 2020, he could theoretically remain in office until 2030.

According to a source close to the presidency, the proposed change to the constitution will be put to a referendum by the end of the year.

The Presidents father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, ruled the country with an iron fist from 1967 until his death in 2005.

Transparency International ranked Togo 116th out of 176 countries in its annual corruption Perceptions Index last year.

Tog...

12:05

A Vet Remembers: A Bad Mood, a Six-Pack, and a Typewriter "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This column is on lactation and isnt going to write a damned word until half-October. People are talking about some Vietnam series by Ken Burns, I think it is .I saw the original, so Ill pass. But if we want opinions, Ill contribute from long ago.

Harpers, December, 1980

I begin to weary of the stories about veterans that are now in vogue with the newspapers, the stories that dissect the veterans psyche as if prying apart a laboratory frog patronizing stories written by style-section reporters who know all there is to know about chocolate mousse, ladies fashions, and the wonderful desserts that can be made with simple jello. I weary of seeing veterans analyzed and diagnosed and explained by people who share nothing with veterans, by people who, one feels intuitively, would regard it as a harrowing experience to be alone in a backyard. Week after week the mousse authorities tell us what is wrong with the veteran. The veteran is badly in need of adjustment, they say lacks balance, needs fine tuning to whatever it is in society that one should be attuned to. What we have here, all agree, with omniscience and veiled condescension, is a victim: The press loves a victim. The veteran has bad dreams, say the jello writers, is alienated, may be hostile, doesnt socialize well isnt, to be frank, quite right in the head.

But perhaps it is the veterans head to be right or wrong in, and maybe it makes a difference what memories are in the head. For the jello writers the war was a moral fable on Channel Four, a struggle hinging on Nixon and Joan Baez and the inequities of this or that. I cant be sure. The veterans seem to have missed the war by having been away in Vietnam at the time and do not understand the combat as it raged in the internecine cocktail parties of Georgetown.

Still, to me Vietnam was not what it was to the jello writers, not a ventilation of pious simplisms, not the latest literary interpretation of the domino theory. It left me memories the fashion writers cant imagine. It was the slums of Truong Minh Ky, where dogs heads floated in pools of green water and three-inch roaches droned in sweltering back-alley rooms and I was happy. Washington knows nothing of hot, whore-rich,...

12:03

Puerto Rican CEO: Local Government Corrupt And Totally Inexperienced In Maria Cleanup "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

That is what you get for voting for the party of identity politics and social justice. Via Fox News: The head of an international engineering firm in Puerto Rico said in an editorial Saturday that when the time came to send 50 of his engineers to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, he bypassed []

12:03

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Same Family Has ruled Togo for 50 Years: Will Widespread Protests Change That?
By Joel Amegboh and Alexander Noyes
Washington Post
September 30

Protesters call for reforms during an anti-government rally Sept. 6 in Lome, Togo. Hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters have protested across Togo calling for constitutional reform. (Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images)

Tens of thousands of Togolese citizens flooded the streets of Togo in recent weeks to protest the rule of President Faure Gnassingb. At least four people have died in clashes with security forces, with dozens more injured.

Faure (as hes known in the West African country) has ruled Togo since 2005, installed by the military after his fathers death in office. Together, Faure and his father, Eyadma Gnassingb, have ruled Togo for 50 years.

Many Togolese citizens have had enough. But are Faures days numbered? Research by Erica Frantz and Andrea Kendall-Taylor suggests that autocrats are increasingly leaving power via popular protest. Among their findings: The percentage of autocrats ousted amid revolt has tripled from 4 percent to 12 percent since the end of the Cold War.

Will Faure be the next to go? Yes this is likely. But not right away.

The battle over term limits

Heres what Togos protesters want: the reinstatement of presidential term limits, which Faures father removed from the countrys constitution in 2002. The ouster of Gambian President Yahya Jammeh earlier this year left Togo the only country in West Africa without constitutional term limits for its head of state.

Various opposition parties have pushed for term limits in Togo for over 10 years in hopes of maneuvering Faure out of office. But the unprecedented level of protests is now pushing Faures hand.

Bending to pressure, Faures ruling Union for the Republic (UNIR) party proposed in mid-September a provisional term-limit bill in the National Assembly. But the opposition walked out of the negotiations on the measure after UNIR refused to include any amendments the opposition proposed, including one stipulating that term limits be retroactive.

As written, the term-limit clock...

12:02

Vatican Diplomat Flees Washington After Being Caught With Child Porn "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Vatican diplomat has fled Washington to the safety of the Holy See after U.S. investigators found that he possessed child pornography. According to the U.S. State Department, the priest had illegally downloaded reams of [...]

12:01

Steam Linux Usage Put At 0.6% For September, Contrary To Other Inflated Numbers "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

While some bogus Linux market-share reports put the Linux desktop usage at over 6% for the month prior, the Valve-reported Steam Linux numbers decreased month over month...

12:00

Map of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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12:00

Will Gerrymandering As A Problem Plaguing American Democracy Disappear On Tuesday? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


When I first saw North Carolina state Senator Jeff Jackson's tweets (above), ny eye was drawn to the graphic. Maybe because of the hues or the simplicity of the forms, it rang some Fernand Lger bells in my mind. Turned out, though, that Jeff was talking about gerrymandering, not art criticism. As the editors of the NY Times pointed out on Friday, the Supreme Court could solve the gerrymandering mess on Tuesday. Yes, this Tuesday! They can go a long way towards de-regging the political system... but will they? "Politicians," they wrote, "keep themselves, and their party, in power by redrawing the geographical boundaries for legislative seats in the states and in Congress."
They can be very open about doing this. In North Carolina, where the statewide vote is often close, a Republican lawmaker was asked why the G.O.P.-led Legislature drew district maps that gave Republicans 10 congressional districts and Democrats only three. He responded, Because I do not believe its possible to draw a map with 11 Republicans and two Democrats.

All map drawing is political, but at its most extreme, it strikes at the heart of representative democracy. By letting politicians pick their voters rather than the other way around, this practice, known as partisan gerrymandering, corrodes the relationship between lawmakers and their constituents. It also discourages bipartisanship and undermines the publics trust in government.

The Supreme Court has repeatedly steered clear of solving this age-old problem. But on Tuesday, in a case that could transform the American political landscape, the justices will hear arguments over whether, and how, partisan gerrymandering can b...

11:59

ATSI Opportunities in Child Protection "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Health and Human Services, VIC. Government

11:57

Liberal Professor: Working Hard Is Racist "IndyWatch Feed World"

A liberal professor from Pennsylvania State University claims that the notion of hard work is inherently racist and steeped in white ideology.  Professor Angela Putman recently published an academic paper in which she claimed that [...]

11:56

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

National Peace Council Urges ECOWAS to Intervene in Togo Crisis
Ghana News Agency
01-10-2017 Time: 10:10:08:am

The National Peace Council has urged ECOWAS to intervene in the ongoing Togo crisis to prevent it from degenerating.

Chairman of the National Peace Council, Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante, said there is the need for ECOWAS to set up a high powered committee, which would bring the two factions together for dialogue on the way forward.

Togo has been witnessing a series of protests by the opposition, with a call for the country to return to the use of the 1992 constitution which imposes limits on presidential terms.

In view of the ongoing political crisis in Togo, there has been an influx of a large numbers of Togolese refugees into Ghana.

Rev. Prof. Asante made the call in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on the sideline of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) High Level Policy Dialogue on the future of Governance in Africa in Accra.

"Do we as the ECOWAS sub-region or West African countries, are we very much concerned about what happens in other places?" Rev Prof Asante asked.

"I know that some efforts are being made, but I would have thought that on occasions of this nature, our institutions would come together, bring the different factions together and let them jaw-jaw, so that we will be find a common ground or a solution to the problem," he said.

"Unfortunately it is like it is happening to Togo and it is not happening to Ghana, it is not happening to Burkina Faso, it is not happening to La Cote d'Ivoire and so let's sit and watch."

The brother's keeper should become the norm, Rev Prof Asante said.

"The signs have being on the wall, but you see the whole idea is non interference, even though we claim that we are trying to move away from that," he said.

"This whole issue of non interference must be something that we try as much as possible to address," he added.

The National Peace Council is an independent statutory national peace institution established by the eight hundred and eighteenth (818) Act of the Parl...

11:55

Refugee death on Manus Island and more Zedlines... "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Manus Island police have confirmed that a man has died overnight at the detention centre.

The asylum seeker was a 32 year-old Sri Lankan Tamil, and friends of the man say that he took his own life.

The unnamed man was living in the transit centre near the main town on the island and is the sixth detainee to die in the last four years.

The man had been sent to the hospital three days ago, after a self-harming incident at the East Lorengau Transit Accommodation centre.

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11:55

This Is What Collapse Looks Like: Roving Gangs Fight For Resources Aid Workers Being Held At Gunpoint In Puerto Rico "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This Is What Collapse Looks Like: Roving Gangs Fight For Resources Aid Workers Being Held At Gunpoint In Puerto Rico by Mac Slavo SHTFPlan What does it look like when the entire system around you collapses? The fallout in...

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11:54

6 Common Household Items That Are Secretly Spying On You "IndyWatch Feed World"

While todays electronics and gadgets make our lives easier and more convenient, we forget the cost to privacy in our interconnected lives. Here is a list of six electronic items and software applications that are [...]

11:50

Carolina Panthers QB Holds Up Black Power Fist in End Zone Celebration (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Carolina Panthers, Quarterback Cam Newton held up a black power fist in an end zone celebration on Sunday.

ESPN reported:

Cam Newton on Sunday became the first quarterback in NFL history to rush for 50 career touchdowns.

The Carolina Panthers quarterback then celebrated by holding up a clenched fist.

Newton said the fist was to signify black power.

I did it to show black pride, because I am an African-American, Newton added. I wanted people to see the joy that I go out there and play with.

Newton said sports have a way of unifying people.

Unity is something that is going to cure a battered mentality in this country, he said. I feel as if we all stick together, if we all come together and listen here, speak, we can better help the situation.

Video:

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11:49

School Disciplines Students Who Recited Pledge Of Allegiance "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two school boys from Atlanta have been disciplined by teachers for daring to place their hand over their heart whilst reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. The kids, from Orrs Elementary School, say they were singled [...]

11:46

The Patriots Of The Far Right Have Only One Real Principle: Opposing Muslims "IndyWatch Feed National"

Its surprising what you can get away with provided you stick to the script on hating the other. Michael Brull explains.

The fringe movements of the far right basically dont like Muslims. They claim various other values, but theyre mostly just a smoke screen. If you look at the kinds of mini celebrities among their ranks, youll find that whatever they claim, basically all they need to do is trash Muslims and Islam. The rest is basically flexible. Including the patriotism stuff.

If you watch videos by the various racist and neo-fascist personalities of the far right, they typically begin with the salutation: Gday patriots. Ordinarily, one might think that Australian patriots would be Australian, Australia would be the only country they loved and were committed to, and they just wanted to protect their beloved country from foreigners (above all Muslims) who were going to wreck the place. But the thing is, the patriots seem flexible on what one mightve thought were the fundamentals of patriotism.

Take Senator Malcolm Roberts, from Pauline Hansons One Nation Party. It turns out, when he stood for election as a Senator for the most xenophobic party in parliament, he wasnt just an Australian citizen. He was also an English citizen. The High Court judgment on his case makes for amusing reading.

Firstly, Justice Patrick Keane establishes that Roberts spent the election trying to find out if he was a British citizen. In May 2016 he wrote an email to two (seemingly defunct) email addresses, asking them Please advise whether or not I am still a British citizen? If I am a British citizen, how do I renounce it?

In June, he tried to renounce his British citizenship by sending another email which he hoped would be effective immediately. When his wife, Christine Roberts, found the correct office to get in contact with in September, Malcolm emailed them to find out Am I a British citizen, national, subject or UK classification of any kind? And if so, how could he renounce it?

One Nation's Malcolm Roberts delivers his maiden speech to parliament in 2016.One Nations Malcolm Roberts delivers his maiden speech to parliament in 2016.

The United Kingdom Home Office corresponded with Roberts until he finally was able to register his renunciation on 5 December 2016. Remember: the election was held about 5 months earlier, in July.

Here is the part that is a bit weird. To prove that he was entitled to be elected, and even to run as a Senator, Roberts needed to show that he was always just an Australian citizen, and nothing e...

11:44

Turkeys President: F**k The Corrupt European Union "IndyWatch Feed World"

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given the proverbial middle finger to the European Union, saying that Ankara no longer wishes to be part of the corrupt EU.  We will not be the side, which [...]

11:35

Week in review: Deloitte hack, insecure Mac firmware, new issue of (IN)SECURE "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Heres an overview of some of last weeks most interesting news and articles: XPCTRA financial malware leaves no stone unturned A Trojan that has previously been only stealing users banking credentials has been modified to do much more than that. Is this the year SIEM goes over the cliff? Initially, SIEM solutions sought to solve the collection, monitoring, analyzing, and identification of threats in the cybersecurity environment. Bogged by time intensive needs and requiring large More

11:32

"A Look to the Heavens" "IndyWatch Feed World"

The universe is filled with galaxies. But to see them astronomers must look out beyond the stars of our own galaxy, the Milky Way. This colorful Hubble Space Telescopic portrait features spiral galaxy NGC 6384, about 80 million light-years away in the direction of the constellation Ophiuchus. At that distance, NGC 6384 spans an estimated 150,000 light-years, while the Hubble close-up of the galaxy's central region is about 70,000 light-years wide. 
 Click image for larger size.
The sharp image shows details in the distant galaxy's blue star clusters and dust lanes along magnificent spiral arms, and a bright core dominated by yellowish starlight. Still, the individual stars seen in the picture are all in the relatively close foreground, well within our own galaxy. The brighter Milky Way stars show noticeable crosses, or diffraction spikes, caused by the telescope itself.

11:31

The Universe "IndyWatch Feed World"

There is always something to be happy about. Truly happy. And if you 
have the audacity to find it and the courage to make it your focus, 
in spite of the countless temptations to do otherwise, you will have learned 
well, your life will be transformed, and all things will be added unto you. 
Trust me, I have connections.

"End" game, 
The Universe

"Thoughts become things, choose the good ones."
- http://www.tut.com

11:30

Looks like there actually is someone sensible in Australia "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Looks like there actually is someone sensible in Australia. They are looking at gun laws that actually target the criminals. Writing about government law-and-order policies is one of the easiest gigs in town. You simply bag the crap out of it, declare politicians should get into the real world, judges live in ivory towers and []

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11:30

The Poet: David Whyte, "The Opening of Eyes" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The Opening of Eyes"

"That day I saw beneath dark clouds
The passing light over the water,
And I heard the voice of the world speak out.
I knew then as I have before,
Life is no passing memory of what has been,
Nor the remaining pages of a great book
Waiting to be read.

It is the opening of eyes long closed.
It is the vision of far off things,
Seen for the silence they hold.
It is the heart after years of secret conversing
Speaking out loud in the clear air.

It is Moses in the desert fallen to his knees
Before the lit bush.
It is the man throwing away his shoes
As if to enter heaven and finding himself astonished,
Opened at last,
Fallen in love
With Solid Ground."

~  David Whyte, 
"Songs for Coming Home"

11:30

We never thought the police would be so violent Man injured in Catalan referendum clash (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

We never thought the police would be so violent Man injured in Catalan referendum clash Video RT Bloody clashes between police and Catalans have erupted as Sundays independence referendum is conducted in the region. Police have forcibly blocked...

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11:28

"Never..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. 
Find another way. 
And dont pray when it rains if you dont pray when the sun shines." 
  Leroy Satchel Paige

11:26

These Indian Women Are Fixing Wikipedias Gender Bias Problem, One Page At A Time "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Credit: @FeminismInIndia/Twitter

Despite teachers and professors urging students to use virtually any source except Wikipedia for research, the crowd-sourcing online encyclopedia is the fifth most visited website in the entire world. Its been given a bad reputation in the eyes of scholars simply because anyone can contribute to it, but the non-profit site has made great strides in ensuring that the material posted on pages is as accurate as possible.

With that being said, whats posted on different pages can sometimes be subjective because of the way people leave things out or add things relative to how they feel about the subject. Even worse, some important role models, leaders, artists, politicians, and more dont even have a page because people havent bothered to create one. Since only 9% of editors globally for the Wikipedia pages are female, with that number jumping to 15% for the U.S., this means that women editors are highly underrepresented and the pages inherently have some bias.

From a pure content perspective, men and women may bring different interests and preferences, and they may focus on different issues, said Julia Bear, a professor at Stony Brook University. If we have such a small percentage of women contributing, then there are a lot of issues that will potentially be skewed or get less attention than they should.

Thats where Feminism in India (FII), a media platform that aims to educate youth about issues relating to intersectional feminism, comes in. The company partners with organizations every month to conduct a specialized Edit-A-Thon in which editors, primarily women, get together to edit or create Wikipedia pages informing the masses of gender issues and marginalized groups.

For the month of September, they teamed up with Khoj International Artists Association and 17 editors came together on the edit-a-thon day to work on editing and creating pages about female artists from India. Khoj put together a list of artists for the editors to claim a...

11:24

Corruption Is An Obsession, A Woodworm. A Good Politician Is Also A Martyr "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Politics should be neither servant nor master, but a friend and collaborator. It should neither be fearful or reckless, but responsible and courageous and prudent. It should not leave certain categories on the sidelines, nor plunder or pollute natural resources. Politics are to harmonize the legitimate aspirations of individuals and groups by keeping the helm []

11:18

Post-jihad attack, Edmonton cop warns against backlashes against people of colour and Muslims "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

We see it virtually every time there is a jihad attack in the West: the political and media establishment, joined here by law enforcement, act as if Muslims were the victims. A visitor from outer space would read Sgt. David Jones message and get the impression that a racist, bigoted Islamophobe had attacked Somali refugees. []

11:11

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Cameroon Soldiers Shoot Independence Activists Dead
Deaths come as English-speaking regions seek to break away, claiming they have been marginalised by francophone-dominated government

Cameroon police with riot equipment patrol a street in Buea.

Reuters
Sunday 1 October 2017 18.30 EDT

Soldiers shot dead at least eight people and wounded others in Cameroons restless English-speaking regions on Sunday during protests by activists calling for its independence from the majority francophone nation, an official and witnesses said.

The demonstrations on the anniversary of anglophone Cameroons independence from Britain came as a months-old movement against perceived marginalisation by the francophone-dominated government gathered pace.

The protests, which began late last year, have become a lightning rod for opposition to President Paul Biyas 35-year rule.

Donatus Njong Fonyuy, the mayor of the town of Kumbo, said five prisoners were killed at about 6am after the jail where they were being held caught fire.

We dont know what caused the fire in the prison, but five prisoners were killed by soldiers. Two were wounded by bullets and are at the hospital, he told Reuters, adding that another two civilians were injured.

In other incidents in Kumbo, soldiers shot and killed a demonstrator and wounded two others who had raised the blue and white flag of the Ambazonia separatist movement in the town. Another woman was killed inside her home, Fonyuy said, without giving further details.

Police and army officials were not immediately available to comment on the shootings.

We wont use violence unless there is major cause. There are numerous risks, even terrorist risks. Were keeping calm, said a security source, who declined to be identified because he was not authorised to speak to journalists.

Writing on his official Facebook account, Biya condemned the violence. Let me make this very clear: it is not forbidden to voice any concerns in the Republic. However, nothing great can be achieved by using verbal excesses, street violence, and defying authority, he said.

Cameroons divide has its roots in the end...

11:10

"The Left's War With Trump: Is America An Insane Monster Or Is America The Beautiful?" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The Left's War With Trump: 
Is America An Insane Monster Or Is America The Beautiful?"
by Ralph Benko 

"Is America an insane monster," "a nation of madmen and sociopaths? So says the hard left. Meanwhile, Trump, his followers, and the right, contend for America the Beautiful. What we are observing now is nothing less than a religious war, using the dictionary definition of religion broadly as a pursuit or interest to which someone ascribes supreme importance. A "Holy War of the Worldviews is far more apt than one of Judaeo-Christianity vs. Islam, a false dichotomy.

It's a Really Big Deal. Whats really behind the lefts unbridled fury at Donald Trump? His foibles alone do not explain it. Irritation? Sure. Policy disputes? Definitely. Unbridled fury? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot....

11:09

North Korean ship was seized off Egypt with weapons for Egypt: Report "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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UN probe finds Egyptian businesses order thousands of North Korean rockets for military, while keeping deals secret

11:07

10 Tips For Using Less Energy When Working Up A Sweat In The Kitchen "IndyWatch Feed National"

Credit: The Zero-Waste Chef

In an increasingly environmentally-conscious world where more people are caring about their consumption of all sorts of items and utilities, its important to share information about the best ways to be kind to the environment. Reducing the amount of energy used in homes is important because studies show that 16% of all energy is consumed in the food supply chain, whether thats from growing, transporting, supplying, or cooking the food.

While much of that is from restaurants and large suppliers like grocery stores, there is still a lot that can be changed at the consumer level to reduce energy usage. The first happens outside of the kitchen and involves shopping at farmers markets where local farmers sell their produce, if possible. This cuts down on transportation costs associated with produce grown far away, often in other countries, and supports local growers in their endeavor to provide clean, ethically-sourced food. The following are tips to reduce energy use once you bring that locally-source produce into the kitchen:

  1. Soak ingredients ahead of time. Certain foods, like beans, lentils, oats, and nuts can be soaked overnight before cooking them in order to cut down on actual cooking time. Youll save both time, energy, and money.
  2. Thaw frozen foods in advance. For foods that require several hours to thaw before being cooked, its best to plan ahead and put those items in the fridge the night before. This will eliminate the need for microwave defrosting, which not only worsens the flavor of food, but requires several unnecessary minutes of microwaving.
  3. Cook in large quantities. If youre able, try to double or triple the quantity that your family can comfortably eat of a certain item for the next few days in order to cook larger batches in less amount of time overall. Separate the extra that you cooked and freeze that; you will thank yourself for this easy, defrost-able meal later!
  4. Use heat-retaining pots. Heat-retaining pots are becoming more popular, and a...

11:05

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 732 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Managing virtual environments with ClonOS 12News: Reducing Snap size, Ubuntu Desktop to drop 32-bit media, FreeBSD's Quarterly Status ReportQuestions and answers: Partitioning disks for ZFSReleased last week: SparkyLinux 5.1, KNOPPIX 8.1Torrent corner: 4MLinux, feren OS, KNOPPIX, Nitrux, Sparky, SystemRescueCd, TailsUpcoming releases: FreeBSD....

11:05

Internationalization of the Yuan continues forward as SWIFT begins displaying CIPS data on their platform "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Internationalization of the Yuan continues forward as SWIFT begins displaying CIPS data on their platform by Ken Schortgen The Daily Economist Ever since 1973 when Henry Kissinger forged the Petrodollar agreement with Saudi Arabia, the U.S. has had a...

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11:04

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Spontaneous Demonstration in Solidarity with G20 Prisoners "IndyWatch Feed War"

AmsterdamNoG20

Yesterday (30-9-2017) a manifestation took place in Amsterdam in solidarity with comrades who are momentarily in prison after the G20 protests in Hamburg (Germany) this July. After the manifestation a spontaneous demonstration started through the inner city of Amsterdam.

100 people took part in the manifestation in solidarity with G20 prisoners. There were speeches and music acts. After the manifestation about 50 people walked an unannounced demonstration through the centre of Amsterdam to Spuiplein.

Freedom for all G20 prisoners! Freedom for Peike!

(via Autonomen Den Haag)


...

11:02

GE14: Opposition front lists 11 candidates for central Sarawak seats "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Parti Amanah Negara, Democratic Action Party (DAP) and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) have formed a united opposition front for the states central region, in confirming their candidates for the next parliamentary election. George Chen of PKR confirmed yesterday that representatives from the three opposition parties had met in the morning to come out with the []

11:02

Malaysia becoming more extremist under Umno-PAS, says Sarawak opposition "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The authorities stopping yet another event that includes beer is a clear sign that Umno was working with PAS to turn Malaysia into a more extremist country, Sarawak opposition leaders said. It is utter stupidity on the part of the authorities in West Malaysia to stop Oktoberfest and the Better Beer Festival, and for the []

11:02

State DAP hails Abd Karims decision to allow Oktoberfest in Sarawak "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

DAP Sarawak supports Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzahs stand to allow Oktoberfest to be held in Sarawak. However, its chairman Chong Chieng Jen called on the state Tourism Ministry to be more proactive in inviting organisers and international beer brewery companies to organise such events in the state. []

11:02

Windfall for NCR landowners in Sri Aman "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A total of RM901,693 was disbursed to 609 participants involved in the Native Customary Rights (NCR) land development project under Winsome Pelita (Pantu) Sdn Bhd yesterday. A total of 2,340.13 hectares of NCR land has been developed since 2005 for an oil palm plantation in Sungai Tenggang (1,354.42 hectares) and Krangas (985.71 hectares) in Pantu []

11:02

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Nigeria Wants ECOWAS to Act Against Cameroon Over Forced Deportations
Ismail Akwei 
29/09 - 23:56

Nigeria has called for action against Cameroon over reports of forced deportation of at least 4,402 Nigerian refugees in 2017 who had fled the Islamist Boko Haram militants.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Abike Dabiri-Erewa said in a statement on Friday that this is the time the West African regional body ECOWAS and other groups should take an action against its neighbours, state broadcaster NTA reported.

This unfriendly attitude of the Cameroonian soldiers to Nigerian asylum seekers is really worrisome, she added in response to the details of the report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday that said the refugees were forced into trucks like animals.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa said Cameroon needs to stop breaching international law against the ill treatment of refugees who were reported to have been detained and tortured by Cameroonian soldiers before they were dropped off in neighbouring northeast Nigeria where they are facing attacks by Boko Haram.

Cameroons minister of communications is quoted by the AFP as categorically denying the claims. I should like to remind Human Rights Watch of two things. Firstly, we have today almost 500,000 refugees in our country.

This unfriendly attitude of the Cameroonian soldiers to Nigerian asylum seekers is really worrisome.
Secondly, it is not Cameroons role to take in refugees from around the globe, Issa Tchiroma Bakary said.

HRW said in the report that since early 2015, at least 100,000 refugees were deported and in the first seven and a half months of 2017, 4,402 more were deported including children.

The forced returns are a flagrant breach of the principle of nonrefoulement, binding on Cameroon under national Cameroonian as well as international law.

They are also being carried out in defiance of UNHCRs late 2016 plea to all governments not to return anyone to northeastern Nigeria until the security and human rights situation has improved considerably, the 55-page report added.

The UNHCR said the report was broadly in...

11:02

I sought militarys help to fly village chiefs to Putrajaya, says Masing "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president James Masing revealed that he had sought help from the military to fly 180 village chiefs to Putrajaya for a meeting with Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak. Masing said commercial flights would be too costly. It was because I could not afford using commercial flights. Were talking about 180 people. []

11:02

Invite breweries to hold events in Sarawak instead, DAP tells state govt "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Sarawak DAP today urged the states Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Ministry to invite organisers, and international beer and wine breweries to hold their events in Sarawak to attract tourists. Its chairman Chong Chieng Jen said the ministry should capitalise on the cancellation of Oktoberfest and the Better Beer Fest by the local authorities []

11:02

Unprofessional of EC chief to dismiss constructive suggestion from Bersih PKR veep "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The dismissal by Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah of the proposal meant to improve further the present voting system and electoral process has been regarded as being unprofessional According to national PKR vice-president Voon Shiak Ni, the suggestion put forth by Bersih Sarawak to allow Sarawakians and Sabahans in Peninsular Malaysia []

Ibans displaced by fight against communists can return home soon, Masing says "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has agreed to help the Ibans who were resettled in the 1970s, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing said today. Masing said those who are now in Nanga Ngunggun and Nanga Jagau in Kanowit will be able to return to their original homeland. I have asked the []

11:02

PRS president submits list of GE14 candidates to CM and PM "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing said he had submitted Parti Rakyat Sarawaks (PRS) list of candidates for the 14th general election to the chief minister and prime minister. He, however, said the candidates for the Selangau and Lubok Antu parliamentary seats had not been endorsed by their respective state assemblymen. []

11:01

Puerto Rican CEO Calls Local Government Corrupt and Inept Sends His Own Team to Help FEMA Efforts "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As previously reported, the liberal media is pounding President Trump over the suffering in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

The San Juan Mayor slammed President Trump for ignoring the suffering people of Puerto Rico.

She said this while standing in front of pallets of US aid from the mainland.
Now we know why the people have no aid.
The Teamsters Union drivers did not show up to work.
Only 20% of drivers arrived at the ports to distribute the relief supplies.

San Juan Mayor Cruz who happens to be a huge Hillary Clinton supporter, immediately received huge backlash for her blatant lies and anti-Trump propaganda during a time of crisis.

In an op-ed in the New York Post, Jorge Rodriguez, the Harvard-educated CEO of engineering firm PACIV based in Puerto Rico said he refuses to work with local governments because they are inept and riddled with corruption.

Via New York Post:

I have 50 engineers that I have sent out pro bono to help local companies get back on their feet. This includes getting people gasoline and cash, and helping them connect to others that can assist with repairs without delays.

I wont allow my people to work with the local government.

I have a message for the U.S. Congress: Watch out what relief funds you approve and let our local government handle. Dont let the Puerto Rican government play the victim and fool you. They have no clue what they are doing, and I worry that they will mishandle anything that comes their way.

Rodriguez also pointed out that Puerto Rico cant even handle regular societal needs due to decades of government corruption and that the water and power systems were already failing prior to hurricane Marias devastat...

11:01

Democrat Senator Menendez Has Set A New Low For Blatant Corruption In The US "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

He got caught and charged. Via NY Post: The bribery trial of senior New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez has it all. Menendez is facing charges that he sold his US Senate office to a Palm Beach, Fla., eye doctor, his co-defendant Salomon Melgen, for bribes in the form of private jets stocked with Menendezs []

11:00

Coming out as gay easy, coming out as conservative hard "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Two young gay men on YouTube channel Our Vote Our Voice released a video speaking out against marriage equality for Australia. They revealed that coming out as conservative was much harder than coming out as gay. [][People] hate me because Im a conservative, one tells the camera. And they hate me more because Im a []

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10:57

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Cameroons Alleged Deportation of Nigerian Refugees Worrisome 
Dabiri-Erewa
Nigeria Vanguard
SEPTEMBER 29, 20177:54 PM

Abuja The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, says alleged forced deportation of over 100,000 Nigerians by Cameroonian military is worrisome. Abike Dabiri-Erewa

In a statement by her Media Assistant, Abdul-Rahman Balogun, she decried the inhuman treatment meted to Nigerian asylum seekers, who were affected by Boko Haram insurgence in the North-East.

Dabiri-Erewa noted that in spite of the friendly disposition between both countries, Cameroon allegedly forced Nigerians to leave.

She said that Cameroon should heed the UNs call on all countries to protect refugees fleeing the carnage in the North-East of Nigeria and not to return them there.

This unfriendly attitude of the Cameroonian soldiers to Nigerian asylum seekers is really worrisome, Dabiri-Erewa stressed.

She appealed to Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and other West African regional groups to prevail on Cameroon to be their brothers keeper in a situation like this.

She said that deportations, according to Human Rights Watch, defied UN refugee agencys plea not to return anyone to North-East of Nigeria until the security and human rights situation had improved considerably.

The presidential aide said that a 55-page Human Rights report entitled They Forced Us onto Trucks like Animals: Cameroons Mass Forced Return and Abuse of Nigerian Refugees, condemned the act.

The report, according to her, states that since early 2015, Cameroonian soldiers had tortured, assaulted, and sexually exploited Nigerian asylum seekers in remote border areas.

She said that the report added that the soldiers also denied the Nigerians access to the UN refugee agency, and summarily deported, often violently, tens of thousands to Nigeria.

It also documents violence, poor conditions and unlawful movement restrictions in Cameroons only official camp for Nigerian refugees as well as...

10:55

First Opinion Poll Held in War-torn Syria Showed General Feeling "IndyWatch Feed World"

There had been a general public opinion poll conducted by independent sociologists and political scientists from all around the world in war-torn Syria. The citizens of the state shared their views on the main events and situation now taking place in the country, their attitude towards other countries acting actively on the fate of the country and also called the main problems of the state.
Article first published at https://www.globalresearch.ca/first-opinion-poll-held-in-war-torn-syria-showed-general-feeling/5611409

This analysis led to the identification of the population of Syrias relationship to the conflict with the participation of various parties, as well as to find out at last where the truth that the media usually publish lies and how big is the falsehood.

It is noticed that the survey was conducted in all the Syrian provinces including those under pressure of war.

According to preliminary data, 97% of respondents believe that the country is currently suffering from the crisis caused by corruption, internal weakness of the state and the collusion of other countries against Syria, consequences of which fuel and enhance a humanitarian catastrophe in the entire Middle East.

An interesting fact is that more than 70 percent of the voters support the policy of the head of state, do not believe in the inhumanity of Syrian President Bashar Assad and called the U.S. the main conspirator. The outskirts of Damascus were characterized by only 6 phrases: no housing, no work, monstrously high prices, a lot of street children, poverty, uncontrolled and mindless violence by the militants captured the villages. The residents of the main largest cities in Syria also complained about the destroyed infrastructure of the region, the lack of electricity and water, as well as non-working schools.

The opinion-poll experts pointed out that the overwhelming number of respondents cited themselves patriots of the country. The Syrians stressed that they would not have left their country, even if they had such an opportunity.

People are exhausted by the war, so often they expressed the desire to live in a strong state with functioning public institutions.

Sophie Mangal is a special investigative correspondent and co-editor at Inside Syria Media Center where this ar...

10:51

Campaigning in South Australia for Newstart increase "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed from South Australia

The  Anti-Poverty Network in South Australia, with the support of the South Australia Council of Social Service and Uniting Communities, is engaged in a campaign to force the government to raise the Newstart Allowance for the unemployed.

Emphasis has been put on building  a grass roots campaign based on the participation of local jobseekers. One of their activities has involved calling and emailing local councilors and meeting with them and majors to get support for the raising of the Newstart Allowance.

This began to bear fruit, when in August, City of Port Adelaide Enfield became the first endorse the call for raising Newstart. Since then, six others have joined. They are Streaky Bay, Kangaroo Island, Copper Coast and Clare Valley, along with two of the states most populous councils, the City of Onkaparinga in the far-southern suburbs of Adelaide, and the City of Playford in the far-northern suburbs of Adelaide.

The allowance, at $269 per week is $160 per week below the poverty-line, which is less than 41 percent of the minimum wage and less than 18 percent of the average wage. It has not been raised in real terms for 23 years.

As a consequence, Australia ranks second-worst among developed nations for poverty among the unemployed.

The campaign of the unemployed has also involved the distribution of flyers to get their story out. They have been letterboxed. Posters have also been produced. Council meetings have been attended in large numbers.

Blaming the unemployed for not having a job and being poor; victimising them through Centerlink, is no way to solve what is a serious problem in Australia.

There is only one job for every 17 job-seekers and the time spent unemployed is getting longer. Seventy percent of people on Newstart find that they are out of work for more than a year.

Compounding t...

10:49

Canada police investigate deadly attack on cop as terrorism "IndyWatch Feed World"

Canada police investigate deadly attack on cop as terrorism | 01 Oct 2017 | An attack on a police officer, who was stabbed after being rammed by a car with an Islamic State flag on the dashboard, and a high-speed chase that injured four pedestrians Saturday evening in Edmonton, Canada, are being investigated as "acts of terrorism," police said. The mayhem began at around 8:15 p.m. when a white Chevrolet Malibu with an IS flag crashed through barricades and rammed an officer who was directing traffic before an Edmonton Eskimos football game, Police Chief Rod Knecht said at a Sunday morning news conference. The car sent the officer "flying through the air 15 feet before colliding with the officer's cruiser" at high speed, he said.

10:44

Should Scientists Be Posting Their Work Online Before Peer Review? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Earlier this month, when the biotech firm Human Longevity published a controversial paper claiming that it could predict what a person looks like based on only a teeny bit of DNA, it was just a little over a week before a second paper was published discrediting it as flawed and false. The lightening[sic] speed with which the rebuttal was delivered was thanks to bioRxiv, a server where scientists can publish pre-prints of papers before they have gone through the lengthy peer-review process. It took only four more days before a rebuttal to the rebuttal was up on bioRxiv, too.

This tit-for-tat biological warfare was only the latest in a series of scientific kerfuffles that have played out on pre-print servers like bioRxiv. In a piece that examines the boom of biology pre-prints, Science questions their impact on the field. In a time when a scandal can unfold and resolve in a single day's news cycle, pre-prints can lead to science feuds that go viral, unfolding without the oversight of peer-review at a rapid speed.

"Such online squabbles could leave the public bewildered and erode trust in scientists," Science argued. Many within the scientific community agree.

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10:40

Undercover Antifa video unveils coordinated plans to trap conservatives in kill zones to be stabbed and murdered by deranged Left-wing weirdos "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Undercover Antifa video unveils coordinated plans to trap conservatives in kill zones to be stabbed and murdered by deranged Left-wing weirdos by: Mike Adams  Natural News A shocking new undercover video has surfaced, created by Steve Crowder, a radio host /...

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10:38

China orders North Korean businesses closed under UN sanctions "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/china-orders-north-korean-business-closed-under-un-sanctions

China on Thursday ordered North Korean-owned businesses to close, cutting foreign revenue for the isolated North under U.N. sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile programs.

China is North Koreas main trading partner, making Beijings co-operation essential to the success of sanctions aimed at stopping the Norths pursuit of weapons technology. China, long North Koreas diplomatic protector, has gone along with the latest penalties out of growing frustration with leader Kim Jong Uns government.

North Korean businesses and ventures with Chinese partners must close within 120 days of the U.N. Security Councils Sept. 11...

10:36

Violence in Catalonia: Mariano Rajoys defeatFrench daily Liberations Editorial (Johan Hufnagel) "IndyWatch Feed World"

01/10/2017 - The referendum in Catalonia has, since Sunday morning, a face. That of a lady of a certain age, her white hair strewn with a thick thread of blood. She was wounded by the Spanish police when they were ...

10:36

Hedge fund Paulson & Co declares war on poor gold mining returns "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mining-gold-paulson/hedge-fund-paulson-co-declares-war-on-poor-gold-mining-returns-idUSKCN1C12OJ?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=59cade4a04d301128a7747fa&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

New York-based Paulson & Co, led by longtime gold bull John Paulson, called on Tuesday for the worlds biggest investors in gold-mining stocks to form a coalition to tackle miners dreadful performance.

Speaking at the Denver Gold Forum, the industrys top annual event, Paulson & Co partner Marcelo Kim launched the blistering attack on the sector, saying the hedge fund was looking for fellow founding members for a body to speak out on issues including high executive pay, cozy board appointments and value-destroying mergers and acquisitions.

If we dont do anything to change, then as investors we will continually be disappointed with shareholder returns and the industry will slowly dig itself into a hole of irrelevance and oblivion, Kim told a packed room of delegates.

The shareholders gold council would focus solely on the gold sector, issuing vote recommendations to shareholders on issues including company takeovers and chief executive officer pay, Kim said.

H...

10:35

UN chief tells Myanmar to end military ops as 500,000 Rohingya flee "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/09/29/un-chief-tells-myanmar-end-military-ops-500000-rohingya-flee

The situation has spiraled into the worlds fastest developing refugee emergency, a humanitarian and human rights nightmare, Guterres said in a speech to the UN Security Council.

More than 500,000 Rohingya refugees have flooded into neighboring Bangladesh. The exodus came after attacks by Rohingya militants on security posts prompted a Myanmar military crackdown last month.

The speech comes as witnesses and survivors claim at least 15 people, mostly children, drowned and others were missing when a boat carrying Rhongya refugees capsized off Bangladesh on Thursday.

They drowned before our eyes. Minutes later, the waves washed the bodies to the beach, said Mohammad Sohel, a local shopkeeper.

The UN has received bone-chilling accounts of refugees being subject to excessive violence...

10:34

Kernel prepatch 4.14-rc3 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The 4.14-rc3 kernel prepatch is out for testing. "So 4.14 continues to be a somewhat painful release, and I'm starting to at least partly blame the fact that it's meant to be an LTS release."

10:32

ISIS claims responsibility for Marseille attack after knifeman slaughters two commuters before being shot dead "IndyWatch Feed World"

Marseille train station attack: ISIS claims responsibility for Marseille attack after knifeman slaughters two commuters before being shot dead --Witnesses said attacker shouted 'Allahu Akbar' before cops scrambled to Saint Charles station in southern France | 02 Oct 2017 | ISIS [I-CIA-SIS] has tonight claimed responsibility for the Marseille station attack that left two women dead. The terror group said its "soldier" launched a frenzied knife rampage at Gare Saint Charles -- while screaming "Allahu Akbar", according to witnesses. Passengers were evacuated by armed police this afternoon after soldiers fatally shot the killer knifeman -- a known criminal believed to be in his 30s...The servicemen were deployed as part of Operation Sentinel, a wide-ranging security initiative that has flooded French streets with around 7,000 soldiers.

10:32

ISIS Attack In Edmonton Puts Canada On Global Stage Of War On Terror "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

ISIS is waging war on the west and their operatives just put Canada on the map for nations fully engaged in the "war on terror". But who are the real terrorists, how did this conflict begin and where do we go from here? In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth shows that when tracking this situation one will find that the real enemy is in fact criminal elements within our very own governments right here at home and their endgame is total control.

10:30

HUMOUR FROM OZ "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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The Presbyterian church called a meeting to decide what to do about their squirrel infestation. After much prayer and consideration, they concluded the squirrels were predestined to be there and they shouldn't interfere with God's divine will.

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10:30

Does the Meatworkers Union even know that Alberta is in Canada? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Meatworkers union continues to show a highly attuned level of stupidity. My word they are stupid.   Alberta is in Canada. The United Food And Commercial Workers union is a Canadian union. A proposed combination of two wings of the same Alberta union would put most large-scale meat production in the province under the same []

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10:29

Vision drawn to meaning, not what sticks out "IndyWatch Feed World"

Conventional thinking on visual attention is that our attention is automatically drawn to "salient" objects that stand out from the background. Researchers at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain mapped hundreds of images (examples far left) by eye tracking (center left), "meaning" (center right) and "salience" or outstanding features (far left). Statistical analysis shows that eyes are drawn to "meaningful" areas, not necessarily those that are most outstanding. Credit: John Henderson and Taylor Hayes, UC Davis Our visual attention is drawn to parts of a scene that have meaning, rather than to those that are salient or "stick out," according to new research from the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis. The findings, published Sept. 25 in the journal Nature Human Behavior, overturn the widely-held model of visual attention.

10:29

After Edmonton jihad attack, Globe and Mail warns against those who spread hatred against Muslims "IndyWatch Feed War"

At least two things could be raised in connection with the Globe and Mail piece by Globe columnist Sheema Khan, below, out minutes ago: 1. The unusual wording of the explanation, following the article, for the newspaper websites closing of comments on Khans column: We have closed comments on this story for legal reasons. For []

10:29

Catalonia heads to the polls for independence referendum amid violent police measures - UPDATES "IndyWatch Feed World"

Some people in Catalonia, a rich and culturally distinct area in north-east of Spain, want to secede from the larger country. According to polls (pdf) less than half of the people in the area support the move. The local government prepared for a referendum and called for a local vote. Polling stations were set up for today. But Spanish laws do not allow for such polls or a separation. Catalonia, like other Spanish regions, already has a good degree of autonomy. If Catalonia were to secede the Basque areas in the north would likely follow. Spain would fall apart. Under Spanish law the referendum is illegal. The central government sent police to prevent the procedure. Street melees ensued.

10:24

Equality for all, Macklemore tells Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

US artist Macklemore performs during the NRL grand final between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Sunday, October 1, 2017. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)

US artist Macklemore performs during the NRL grand final between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Sunday, October 1, 2017. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)

Despite the controversial lead-up to Macklemores performance at the NRL grand final, it finished with one simple message: equality for all.

The US rapper found himself at the centre of Australias gay marriage debate after backlash from former prime minister Tony Abbott and right-wing commentators unhappy about him performing the marriage equality anthem Same Love at Sundays season decider in Sydney.

Despite or perhaps because of Mr Abbotts intervention, Same Love returned to the number one spot on the Australian iTunes chart last week.

Macklemore performed the anthem to a screaming crowd at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, with a simple sentence at the end before moving onto his next song.

Equality for all, he said.

Despite the controversy, the rapper said performing at the grand final was an honour.

Performing Same Love at the #NRLGF was one of the greatest honours of my career. Thank you @NRL for the opportunity & supporting equality, Macklemore tweeted after the game.

In a sign of the NRLs support for marriage equality, the big screens at the stadium displayed the words We stand for diversity, We stand for inclusiveness and We stand for equality during the Same Love performance.

His performance was accompanied by plenty of cheers and a high-five from North Queensland Cowboys captain Johnathan Thurston as he entered the stadium.

Criticism for the NRLs choice of pre-game entertainment was led by Mr Abbott and right-wing independent MP Bob Katter who slammed the NRL for inviting the rapper to perform, saying footy fans should not be subjected to a politicised grand final.

Macklemore sang four of his hits including Thrift Shop, Downtown, Glorious and Cant Hold Us to the near-80,000 strong crowd.

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10:21

US aid and relief supplies not reaching the suffering in Puerto Rico because San Juan teamster delivery drivers didn't show up for work "IndyWatch Feed World"

The liberal media is pounding President Trump over the suffering in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The San Juan Mayor slammed President Trump for ignoring the suffering people of Puerto Rico. She said this while standing in front of pallets of US aid from the mainland. Now we know why the people have no aid. The Teamsters Union drivers did not show up to work. Only 20% of drivers arrived at the ports to distribute the relief supplies.

10:15

This Has Never Happened Before In The Stock Market or U.S. Economy! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This Has Never Happened Before In The Stock Market or U.S. Economy! Video Silver Report Economic collapse news. This has never happened before in the U.S. Economy. sentiment has never had such a divergence from hard data. Most trading...

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10:12

Former Indian minister appalled by Adani "IndyWatch Feed National"

Former Indian environment minister Jairam Ramesh. Photo India.com

Former Indian environment minister Jairam Ramesh. Photo India.com

BRISBANE   [AAP]

Indias former environment minister says hes appalled by Australias decision to approve Adanis massive new coal mine in Queensland, and has questioned the Indian miners environmental track record.

Jairam Ramesh has told the ABC the mine will threaten the survival of the Great Barrier Reef, and Adanis record in environmental management in India leaves a lot to be desired.

And if it leaves a lot to be desired domestically, theres no reason for me to believe that Adani would be a responsible environmental player globally, hes told the broadcasters Four Corners program, which will air on ABC1 tonight.

Mr Ramesh said the federal and Queensland governments had not properly looked at the Adani Groups environmental and financial conduct in India before approving the mine in the Galilee Basin.

Im very, very surprised that the Australian Government, for whatever reason, has seen it fit to all along handhold Mr Adani he is not one of the shining stars of environmental stewardship, he said.

That Australia would consider giving concessional loans and other financial breaks to Adani was almost beyond belief given the consequences for climate change, he said.

Youre giving a tax break to a project that is actually going to have adverse environmental consequences, which will have multiplying effects on weather patterns in the region, across the world. I find it bizarre, he said.

The Great Barrier Reef happens to be in Australia, but its a common heritage of mankind, it belongs to the world.

AAP has sought comment from Adani, and the federal and Queensland governments.

Four Corners investigation Digging Into Adani screens on ABC1 at 8.30pm tonight (Monday, October 2).

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10:10

Why Global Breakdown is in a Broken Calculus of the Human Good "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Weight of the Dead Balances the Scales of Life

Isnt this the best time in the world to be alive?, Mike asked on Twitter. Its a very good question, resonant, full of feeling, one that matters. Lets answer it, because it will tell us something maybe a little deep and true about ourselves, and this strange and troubled age we live in.

The way that we come to assume yes in the answer to this question is through a simple economic calculus of the human good. The most famous summary is Steven Pinkers argument: global violence has declined, as counted by numbers of wars, and so on (more sophisticated thinkers would add: while poverty has shrunk) therefore, its the best time to be alive, ever, period. Indisputable, right? Wrong.

Theres a huge hole in this way of thinking, a kind of unreason. Can you spot it yet? It doesnt weigh the dead. The total number of people killed in World War I and II was north of 80 million. More people died in the 20th century at one anothers hands than in all of human history, combined. Lets sharpen that, and bring out what it really means.

The 20th century was the greatest loss of human potential, ever. Each of those 80 million dead had some kind of possibility: to live this long, for so much happiness, to enjoy and create and give and work and love so much. We could even try and operationalize that formallywe could say that X million life-years, happiness-years, years of relationships, and so on, were lost. Thats somehow beginning to weigh, really reckon with, the loss of unrealized human potentialnot that there is any one right way, only that we can and should try.

So the first mistake of the old paradigm is to ignore unrealized potentialand just say because some existent quantity is declining or increasing, the world is better. But thats only revealing our blindness: not counting what we have destroyed to begin with, we demonstrate that our calculus of the human good is one-sided, incomplete, invalid, inaccurate. Of course such a deficient calculus leads us straight back to where we beganand now the threat of world war looms again. Ill come back to that.

So how are we to really add up unrealized potential? Can we merely say that because one person lives, and another dies, the scales are balanced, and we are at net zero? No. We cannot do that at all, not if we are analytically honest or genuinely thoughtful about life.

Life isnt transitive. What I mean by that is: if I were to suddenly take away your wife, husband, partner, and replace them with another person, you would be devastated. Your well-being would be forever shrunked and damaged. People are n...

10:09

CDC: Venereal diseases at all time high, esp. among homo/bisexual men "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Are we in Hell yet? Lisa Bourne reports for LifeSiteNews that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) rose to an all-time high in the United States last year, creating a threat thats challenging Continue reading

10:08

BATR: Fear of America First by GOP Establishment "IndyWatch Feed World"

Fear of America First by GOP Establishment

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only, is just as true today about the true conservative movement as it was back in Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, era.

The dynamic outrage coming from the populist voice of discontented and betrayed citizens is the most encouraging movement in recent decades. The retro response from the GOP establishment defines the real nature of RINO motives that center on holding onto power and the globalist agenda that has long destroyed the once great Republic.

Nothing defines this pathetic reaction more than Paul Ryans two face comments about not being ready to support Donald Trump. Two establishment newspaper rags show their bias and distain for the American people. The Washington Post writes in Paul Ryan smacked down Donald Trump. Heres why. What Ryan believes is that the ideas and rhetoric being put forward by Donald Trump and, to a lesser extent, Ted Cruz, are anathema to his vision of what the Republican Party can and needs to be. Ryan thinks those ideas might not only cost the GOP an election but could set the party back a generation (or generations) with voters. ...

How more clearly can it get that the GOP elites simply want to do away with the sentiments of Republican primary voters. Trumps response in the New York Times in the article, Donald Trump Wont Rule Out Effort to Remove Paul Ryan as Convention Chairman, Mr. Trump stopped short of calling for Mr. Ryan, the speaker of the House, to step down from his convention role. But in an interview that aired Sunday on NBCs Meet the Press, Mr. Trump said there could be consequences in the event that Mr. Ryan continue...

10:07

Trump Just Woke Up And Implied He Wants To Start A War "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: VP Trumps attention span is notoriously short. He cant seem to focus on any one topic long enough to do anything more than stir up scandal before moving on to something else and creating new []

10:05

Bob Corker Stands by His Words Directed at President Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In a Meet the Press interview on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017,  Senator Bob Corker says he does not regret the words he uttered against President Donald J. Trump. In August 2017, the senator said: The President has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate []

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10:04

Observations on the resurfacing behaviour of the whelk Neptunea arthritica "IndyWatch Feed World"

Observations on the resurfacing behaviour of the whelk Neptunea arthritica

10:04

Relationship between weight-bearing characteristics in standing and ambulatory independence in hemiplegics "IndyWatch Feed World"

Relationship between weight-bearing characteristics in standing and ambulatory independence in hemiplegics

10:04

Modelling the kinetics of tea and coffee infusion "IndyWatch Feed World"

Modelling the kinetics of tea and coffee infusion

10:02

Trump Just Dedicated A F**king GOLF TROPHY To People Who Are Suffering In Puerto Rico Addicting Info | The Knowledge You Crave

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Some are saying that Trump has not botched the relief effort in Puerto Rico (Newsflash: Hes botched it horribly), but even if that were true, hes doing worse than botching the PR for it. Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on Sept. 20. On the 22nd, he decided to go golfing for four days, and rage-tweeted at the NFL the whole time. Then he rage-tweeted at the ingrates in Puerto Rico who arent showing him the proper appreciation for what hes not doing. Today, he was at the Presidents Cup golf tournament, avoiding real work and participating in the trophy presentation instead.

And while he was there, he decided to dedicate the trophy to the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. According to Steve Kopack of CNBC, Trump said that conditions in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico are really under control, and that he was dedicating the trophy to victims of storms:

Here are his own words:

On behalf of all of the people of Texas, and all of the people if you look today and see what is happening, how horrible it is but we have it under really great control Puerto Rico and the people of Florida who have really suffered over this last short period of time with the hurricanes, I want to just remember them.

And w...

10:01

49ers Defy Trump, Kneel During Anthem In Solidarity With Colin Kaepernick (VIDEO) Addicting Info | The Knowledge You Crave

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been essentially blacklisted in the NFL for daring to kneel during the national anthem in order to protest police brutality against people of color. He was the original player to #takeaknee, and has paid dearly for it. However, since Donald Trump has seen fit to attack anyone daring to protest in this way, the tide on the anthem protests has taken on new life. After Trumps original attacks, players throughout the league were taking knees last Sunday. The attacks continued from Trump this week, and players continued to defy Trump. Perhaps most notably, those on Kaepernicks old team.

The 49ers had an entire row of players kneeling during the anthem, right in front of those who chose to stand. However, despite choosing to stand, those players had their hands on the shoulders of those kneeling in solidarity. Trump might continue to petulantly tweet at these people who are using their public platform to shine a light on the very serious and deadly issue of police brutality, but clearly things are not going in the way he had hoped.

Then again, Trump seems to think that everyone is as tone deaf and racist as he and his mouthbreathing, flag-soaked base are. That is clearly not the case, though. Newsflash, you orange fascist the world is much less tolerant of bigotry than you might like to think. People are sick and tired of your screaming racism through your bullhorn and using the bully pulpit of the White House to attack anyone who would dare to do the right thing here.

Good on these brave players. Theyll surely be attacked for what they are doing once again, from Donald Trumps overly active Twitter account. But, at the end of the day, they are the ones who are on the right side of history.

Watch the video below, courtesy of the 49ers official Twitter:

10:00

Photo of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Hungerwinter The Dutch famine of 1944, known as the Hongerwinter (Hunger winter) in Dutch, was a famine that took place in the German-occupied part of the Netherlands, especially in the densely populated western provinces north of the great rivers, during the winter of 194445, near the end of World War II. A German blockade cut []

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10:00

Hackaday Links: October 1, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Remember when you first saw a USB port in a standard wall outlet? It was a really great idea at the time, but hows that 500mA charge holding up now? Fresh from a random press release, heres a USB 3.0 wall outlet, with USB A and C ports. 5A @ 5V. Future proof for at least several years, I guess.

This is what you call pucker factor. An Air France A380 traveling from CDG to LAX suffered an uncontained engine failure somewhere over Greenland. Everyone on board is fine, except for the fact they had to spend the night in Goose Bay, Canada. Want the best Twitter/YouTube account of being a passenger? Here you go. Want to know why it landed in Goose Bay? This video is about ETOPS which really doesnt apply in this instance but its a sufficient introduction to diverting airplanes after engine failures.

There are mysterious pylons going up alongside bridges and tunnels in NYC (auto-playing video). No one knows what they are, and the transportation board for New York is hiding behind a cloud of secrecy. We do know there are fiber optics necessary for Homeland Security items inside, so place your bets. Its facial recognition, or at the very least license plate readers. You know, exactly what New York and dozens of other cities have been doing for years.

Did somebody lose a balloon? A Raspberry Pi high-altitude balloon was found on the beach in south-west Denmark.

[Peter] is building an ultralight in his basement. Weve covered the first part of the build, and weve been keeping tabs on him with semi-weekly updates. Now hes fiberglassed the fuselage and started construction of the wings. Updates of note this week: hes found a shop with an 8-foot CNC hot wire cutter for the wings. That really cuts down on the build time and its actually pretty cheap. One interesting part of this build is a landing gear ejection system, or a spring thing that allows the landing gear to fall away with the tug of a wire. Why would anyone want a landing gear ejection system? In case he needs to land in a soybean f...

10:00

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The wheat and chaff of synthetic food Keith Woodford:

It has become fashionable for agri-food commentators to talk of disruptive change. In particular, in recent months there has been much talk about industry disruption that will supposedly occur from synthetic food, with much of that grown in a laboratory.

Until now, I have steered clear of discussing synthetic food, despite often being asked my opinion. But now, I have decided to venture forth.

The simple answer is that synthetic food does not need to be a big concern for New Zealand farmers. The important proviso is that New Zealand farmers, and the associated value chains connecting through to markets, need to focus on consumers who will pay premium prices for products that are the real McCoy. . .

Hawea Flat water table levels lowest on record:

The Upper Clutha Farmers Group are becoming increasingly concerned about the drain Contact Energy is having on the Hawea Flat water supply.

Lake Hawea s water level follows a seasonal cycle which is controlled by Contact Energy to provide electricity supply when demand is at its peak. The Groups concern stems from Contacts move to lower operating levels in lake Hawea to generate more electricity.

Traditionally spring is when the lakes level is at its lowest, however the current level is the lowest since monitoring began. The farming community believe with Contact change of operating levels it is having a far greater effect on the ground water flows through the aquafers in the Hawea Flat region. . .

Westland Milk Products breaks even for 2016-17:

Westland Milk Products has recovered from a loss in the 12 months ended July 31, 2016, to post a break-even profit before tax for the 2016-17 financial year.

The company, New Zealands second largest dairy co-operative, said the result represented a total payout to its 342 shareholders of $338.7million, a net average cash payout of $5.18/kgms. . . 

Technology could change the future of food Alexa Cook:

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10:00

Bernie Sanders Says Race Is A Factor In Trumps Response To Puerto Rico "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As if there wasnt any Hispanics in Florida and Texas. Via Washington Times: Sen. Bernard Sanders says race could be a factor in President Trumps response to criticism about his administrations recovery and relief efforts in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Vermont independents comments come after Mr. Trump tweeted over the []

09:57

French soldiers shoot dead knife attacker who, shouting 'Allahu Akbar', killed 2 in Marseille "IndyWatch Feed World"

French soldiers shoot dead knife attacker who, shouting 'Allahu Akbar', killed 2 in Marseille | 01 Oct 2017 | Two people have been killed during a knife attack at a Marseille train station, according to police. The assailant, who was reportedly shouting 'Allahu Akbar,' was shot dead by an army patrol at the scene. The incident took place at the Saint-Charles train station in Marseille on Sunday, when a man attacked passers-by with a knife. One person was killed by the assailant at the scene, while another succumbed a short while after, according to police chief Olivier de Mazires.

09:57

GST carve-up penalises CSG developments: Frydenberg "IndyWatch Feed National"

Energy minister Josh Frydenberg. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

Energy minister Josh Frydenberg. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

CANBERRA   [AAP]

The Turnbull government has accused states restricting the development of coal seam gas reserves of being wilfully blind to their own economic interests, as it holds the threat of cutting GST payments over them.

The discussion around changing the way gas resources are treated in the GST carve-up comes as the chemical industry warns jobs are being lost because of high gas prices.

Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg says its a curious consequence of existing GST arrangements that states which do develop their resources are penalised while those which dont are rewarded.

Its even very unfortunate that this discussion has to be had at the moment because the states are so wilfully blind to their own economic interests, he told Sky News on Monday.

If Victoria were to develop its gas resources, manufacturers and households in that state would benefit greatly, he said.

Youd see more jobs, more investment and most importantly of all, lower energy prices.

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has described GST distribution as a lever to encourage states to develop their economies to their full potential.

The Commonwealth Grants Commission the independent body that carves up the GST pie has indicated it will consider coal seam gas development as part of its 2020 review of the formula to split the tax take between jurisdictions.

Queensland and South Australia have no bans on gas exploration or development, but all other jurisdictions (bar the ACT which doesnt have any gas reserves) have some form of restrictions.

The commission has indicated it could take the view that all states have the opportunity to exploit gas resources and whether they do or not reflects policy choices potentially leaving states with a budget hole if theyre not raising revenue from gas developments.

The Productivity Commission is also examining the way GST is distributed, including the impact of resource development.

Meanw...

09:52

Spain Must Respect Fundamental Rights in Response to Catalan Referendum Say UN Rights Exerpts "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Spanish riot police burst into polling stations across Catalonia on Sunday, confiscating ballot boxes and voting papers http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/y02zE3sr_FQ/violence-erupts-as-catalans-vote-on-split-from-spain-idUSKCN1C60YA


Link: http://youtu.be/CUJ0Aw6QNeI

761 injured in violence, says Catalan department of health
https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2017/oct/01/catalan-independence-referendum-spain-catalonia-vote-live

Even Google translate detect language identifies this list of injuries as the Catalan language and NOT Spanish. This raises the question of if we are to have Nation-States or States. Language is intrinsic to culture and national identity. The content (injuries) shows that the ruling party in Spain wasnt simply founded by fascists, but it remains fascist.
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09:52

Immigrant prisoners demand minimum wage Workers World "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Immigrant prisoners demand minimum wage Workers World: Protesting Geos $1-per-day minimum wage is one of the prisoners main issues, along with inadequate food, poor medical care and mistreatment by the guards.

Ferguson was backed up at his press conference by Jorge Baron of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, who spoke about prisoners issues. The Northwest Detention Center Resistance and other allies have also expressed community solidarity with the prisoners demands. Different organizations protest at the prison practically every weekend.

09:51

Dont bother talking to Rocket Man: Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

US president Donald Trump. Photo EPA/Shawn Thew

US president Donald Trump. Photo EPA/Shawn Thew

WASHINGTON   [RAW]

US President Donald Trump says hes told the top US diplomat not to waste his time trying to negotiate with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful secretary of state, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man, Trump wrote on Twitter, using his nickname for Kim.

Trump later tweeted that his White House predecessors Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Barack Obama had all failed on North Korea by Being nice to Rocket Man, so why would it work now?

Kim succeeded his father, Kim Jong Il, as North Korean leader in 2011, during Obamas administration. Previous presidents negotiated with Pyongyang. Despite their efforts, North Korea has pressed ahead with its weapons programs.

Tillerson disclosed on Saturday that the United States was directly communicating with North Korea on its nuclear and missile programs but that Pyongyang had shown no interest in dialogue.

Save your energy Rex, well do what has to be done! Trump said.

Tillerson said during a trip to China that the United States had multiple direct channels of communication with Pyongyang, the first such disclosure from the Trump administration, and that it was probing North Korea to see whether it is interested in dialogue.

Tillerson expressed hope for reducing tensions with North Korea, which is fast advancing toward its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the US mainland.

Trump has vacillated between direct personal attacks on the North Korean leader and a willingness to negotiate. After announcing new US sanctions last month on North Korea, he acknowledged diplomacy was still possible, asking: Why not?

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09:51

A 45-Foot-Tall Statue Of A Naked Woman Is About To Be Put Up In Washington D.C. Directly Facing The White House "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Let me get this straight you cant pray in school, but it is perfectly acceptable to put a 45-foot-tall statue of a naked woman directly across from the White House? In ancient times, enormous statues of naked females were intended to represent the goddesses that various pagan cultures worshipped, and this is still true in some parts of the world today. Most often, those goddesses were related to sexuality and fertility, and this ultimately goes all the way back to practices that began in ancient Babylon. Nobody is claiming that this new statue represents an ancient goddess, but that doesnt mean that it isnt highly symbolic. According to USA Today, this Amazonian figure will be directly facing the White House until March 7 to promote womens equality

If you walk along the National Mall this November, youll see the Smithsonian Museums, the Washington Monument, Capitol Hill, and, possibly, something else: a 45-foot tall nude sculpture of a woman.

The Amazonian figure would tower over the National Mall next to the Washington Monument, directly facing the White House until March 7 to promote womens equality.

For some strange reason, the National Park Service decided to approve this project. The sculpture is known as R-Evolution, and it was created by an artist named Marco Cochrane. It was originally displayed at the Burning Man festival in 2015, and now it is coming to our capital city. Burning Man is Americas largest occult festival, and you can check out an article that I previously authored about that annual spectacle in the Nevada desert right here.

R-Evolution will debut in Washington D.C. during an upcoming three day event known as...

09:50

World War III with China "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

World War III with China How It Might Actually Be Fought by Alfred McCoy UNZ Review [This piece has been adapted and expanded from Alfred W. McCoys new book, In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and...

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09:48

"Why are we in Vietnam?" (or any damn place for that matter), revisited "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Norman Mailer's novel and Ken Burn's documentary and a few cherished memories of Aunt Margery are the inspirations for this poem that addresses the quandary, Why are we in the Trump Era?

09:47

Pope Francis tells Muslim migrants: You are warriors of hope "IndyWatch Feed War"

Yeah. Like the warrior in Edmonton. Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit. (Matthew 15:14) Pope Francis Tells Migrants: You Are Warriors of Hope, by Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart, October 1, 2017: Pope Francis flew to Bologna, Italy, Sunday and met []

09:42

Updated! Edmonton Terror Attacks? Trudeau says Terror, So It Must Be.. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Or not? Most probably this is state sponsored terror. ISIS being an instrument of state terror.
Of course there was an ISIS flag-theatrical prop- found in the first vehicle. 

Meme reinforcement : ISIS

Unsurprisingly, we have  twin terror attacks, yes, because there were two claimed incidents!
 Twin terror attacks are yet another familiar theme. Twin bombings. Twin towers. Twin terror attacks. Two incidents, in separate locations at separate times that  he police have already determined are related and are TERROR.

Meme reinforcement: Twin terror

You will notice yet another meme, commonly presented, reinforcing previous, claimed terror attacks. This is a recent change. Likely intertwined with the push for acceptance of self driving cars/car sharing a change that will be necessary to control our every move. Which also,  not coincidentally,  works in sync with the bogus AGW psyop.. Bad people,  you can't actually have your OWN vehicle. That's only for the elites!

Meme Reinforcment: Vehicles as Instruments of Terror

 CTV

"It is believed at this time that these two incidents are related," Knecht said. "It was determined that these incidents are being investigated as acts of terrorism."
So we must believe also? I dont.

 Always grandstanding Trudeau said Sunday that he was "deeply concerned and outraged" by the attack, while reinforcing the TERROR meme. Though the investigation is no where near finished we have already been presented with the State Approved Thought Control.  

Appeal to Authority
"Our thoughts are with those injured, their family and friends, and all those affected by this senseless act of violence," Trudeau said in a statement, in which he also thanked first responders and law enforcement.
"While the investigation continues, early reports indicate that this is another example of the hate that we must remain ever vigilant against...
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09:40

Ian Buruma en 'het betrekkelijk goedaardige imperialisme uit Washington' 19 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Wanneer op grond van zijn uitspraken gesteld wordt dat mainstream-opiniemaker Ian Buruma de meeste affiniteit voelt met de familietraditie van het geassimileerde jodendom van zijn moeder, dan roept dit de vraag op wat hij daarmee bedoelt. Het  tamelijk neutrale Wikipedia stelt namelijk dat 

Culturele assimilatie (ook wel kortweg assimilatie) het socialisatieproces [is] van acculturatie waarbij leden van een niet-dominante groep zich mengen met de dominante groep en daar de cultuur van overnemen, terwijl de eigen cultuur wordt losgelaten en contact met de andere leden van de eigen groep niet wordt nagestreefd op basis van afkomst. Er is dus een hoge graad van participatie met en aanpassing aan de andere groep (outgroup), maar nauwelijks van cultuurbehoud en geen opzettelijke participatie met de eigen groep (ingroup). Er wordt ook wel gesproken over een smeltkroes.

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09:37

Iraqi Kurds may declare independence unilaterally "IndyWatch Feed World"

(KurdPress)  Iraqi Kurdistan may unilaterally declare the regions independence from the central government if Baghdad refuses to recognize the outcome of the recent independence referendum, Iraqi Kurdistans representative to Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States Khoshavi Babakir told Sputnik on Wednesday.

The Iraqi parliament instructed the countrys government on Wednesday to not enter in a dialogue with Iraqi Kurdistan authorities until the cancellation of the results of the regions independence referendum held on Monday.

This will be seen in the course of negotiations, if Iraq insists on a categorically denial of [our independence], then we will eventually have to declare independence unilaterally. I do not rule this out. Our plan for the future is to see the reaction of other countries, [to see] which countries will recognize [the state of Kurdistan]. We have to negotiate with neighboring states, with world powers, with the United Nations, and in the end to settle this issue, Khoshavi Babakr said.

The Kurdish official added that the military conflict between Baghdad and Erbil could take place, but its possibility was not very high over a number of reasons, such as the fatigue of the Iraqi population from the struggle against terrorist groups. He also believes that international forces will not allow a new conflict, however, if there is one, then Kurds are ready to defend themselves

The representative of the Iraqi autonomous region called Baghdads steps against the Kurds taken after the referendum attempts [aimed] at carrying out genocide and thus stressed that no one should support the central Iraqi government.

According to the parliaments document the Iraqi parliament also ordered the government to return oil fields in regions disputed with the Kurds to Baghdads control. Earlier Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to stop oil transit via its territory in response to the Iraqi Kurdistan referendum.

Babakir assumed that oil from Iraqi Kurdistan could be exported through Syria with Russias assistance if Turkey takes steps to stop the oil transit from the region using its territory.

The Kurdish official added that Iraqi Kurdistan had oil resources, while a number of energy companies, such as Chevron and Exxon Mobil, needed this oil and would not be ready to withdraw from the region giving their business rivals a chance to make profits.

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09:36

The Cabal Pushes Propaganda That North Korea Might Attack The Financial Sector Episode 1390 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australia housing market is in big trouble, a study reports that 57% of Australian mortgage holder could not handle a $100 increase. Wages are stagnating and the government and banks want inflation, but wages will need to rise. The Catalonia Continue reading

09:30

Edmonton jihadi is Somali national, in Canada as a refugee "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Justin Trudeau and other Western leaders have stigmatized those who oppose the Muslim refugee influx as racist, bigoted Islamophobes. But this is all part of the Lefts war with reality: in reality, there is plenty of good reason to oppose the Muslim migrant influx, and the Edmonton jihad attack is more. 72 jihad terrorists have []

09:30

Please Catherine, could you please drink some "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

It is an urban myth originating from 1952 where Lady Astor to Winston Churchill, after a heated argument shouted, If I were your wife I would put poison in your coffee! Winston Churchill was reported as replying And if I were your husband I would drink it. Catherine Delahunty, the former Member for Mars, has said shed rather []

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09:29

Wow! Met Our First Fundraiser Goal in Record Time! Next is More Meetups and Travel "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Thanks so much for meeting our first goal so quickly! On to the next, which is funding for more meetups and travel!

09:25

7 Serious Infections from Contaminated Food and Water "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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7 Serious Infections from Contaminated Food and Water By Joe Alton, MD (Dr. Bones) Lew Rockwell Recently, I watched a few episodes of Naked and Afraid, a series that puts two individuals in extreme environments with few supplies and, for some...

The post 7 Serious Infections from Contaminated Food and Water appeared first on The Daily Coin.

09:24

ANAMALOUS (sic) [ANOMALOUS] ENERGY TRANSFER: CONTINUING STUDIES, October 17, 2003 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Background

A collaborative effort has been established formally between SRI International in Menlo Park, California, and ENEA (Frascati) in Italy. In addition to providing a framework for an International replication effort, this collaboration is intended to focus the complementary skills of the two laboratories on carefully selected problems ofPd/D studies. Researchers are attempting to test and demonstrate the cross-laboratory replicability of gas phase Pd/D excess heat, helium and tritium observations. Similar facilities are being established in both countries to allow on-line determination of heat effects correlated with 4He, and ultimately 3He measurements from so called Case experiment involving the application of modest temperatures and D2 gas pressures to a packed bed of palladium on carbon catalyst and other fmely divided metallic catalyst and conductive support materials.

A second facet of this collaboration is the joint attempt to replicate the production of tritium in Arata/Zhang double-structured cathodes. Massive hollow palladium electrodes were manufactured at ENEA and sealed to contain palladium black within the enclosed void. Two electrodes were operated at SRI as electrolytic cathodes in LiOD electrolyte. On experiment termination these electrodes were vented and their contents examined for 4He, 3He and evidence of tritium. Results of initial gas analyses are presented here. Further analyses are underway and planned. Experiments also are underway to study the metallurgical aspects controlling the loading of D into Pd, and to measure anomalous electrical characteristics and emissions from highly loaded specimens. The results of these scientific endeavors are reported in accompanying papers.

Document Archive

 ANAMALOUS (sic) [ANOMALOUS] ENERGY TRANSFER: CONTINUING STUDIES, October 17, 2003 [38 pages, 2.0MB]

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09:18

Bakery workers chase knife-wielding thieves out of Brisbane shop "IndyWatch Feed National"


The legalities of defending yourself, other people & property are in question in Australia. It is illegal to purchase or carry ANYTHING for the sole purpose of self defence. Could these shop workers be charged with a crime? One thief was struck from behind when he was leaving the shop, this too is illegal by Australian law!!! This law needs to be changed. Who is the government protecting, thieves, robbers, murderers, thugs? These laws are NOT protecting law abiding citizens!


09:18

The dangers of political sainthood "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

If our aim is to learn from individuals who somehow rise above their time, we should treat them more like ordinary human beings.

President Barack Obama meets with Burmese Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the Oval Office, Sept. 19, 2012 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza, Public Domain).

When Thomas Carlyle wrote that the history of the world is but the biography of great men, he spoke to a common sentiment. Although the great man theory has seemingly gone out of fashion in the academic world, it has not receded from our instinctive understanding of politics, and is certainly not an exclusively conservative tendency.

Yes, the sanctification of a Churchill or a Reagan often arises from a longing for a simpler time when kids didnt answer back and we knew the difference between Good and Evil. But the obsession with finding and inventing political saints cuts across ideological boundaries.

Individuals play a vital role in shaping our historical and contemporary imaginations. A good example is provided by our obsession with counterfactuals: what if Lincoln had lived beyond 1865? What if Thomas Paine never met Benjamin Franklin, and had stayed in England instead of moving to Philadelphia? What if Bernie Sanders had been the 2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee?

More significantly, individual stories sometimes tell us more about history than expansive scholarly accounts. Few books illuminate the wounds and contradictions of the US as sharply as The Autobiography of Malcolm X; its impossible to understand the New Deal without the story of activist-turned-Labor Secretary Frances Perkins; and the life of Dolores Huerta is a powerful illustration of the modern political struggles facing Latino communities across the country.

Towering individual legacies are rarely forgotten. In life, they are solidified by lifetime achievement awards or Nobel Prizes; in death by statues, poems, songs and biographies.

Is there anything wrong with this tendency?

The short answer is yes, and perhaps partic...

09:17

FixedIt: Sexual assault is a choice and men can control their sexual urges "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Cairns Post in yet another headline that endorses the excuses men make for their violence.

Lots of people men and women get horny. They chose what to do with those feelings.

This man didnt commit sexual assault because he was horny, he committed sexual assault because he made the choice to do so. Men are not helpless victims of their urges. They are adults who make choices and are responsible for those choices.

 

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09:16

HOW NORTHLAND WAS WON "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

It has been suggested to me that I should do a post on how 'we' won Northland.    Happy to do so with the caveat that these are my thoughts and my thoughts alone.   Some in the National Party electorate organisation and wider may see it differently.

So lets set the scene.   Winston Peters was defending a majority of 4,441.   In won the seat in 2015 due in no small measure to the Labour Party deliberately choosing to collapse their vote in a not too subtle nudge, nudge, wink, wink campaign.    Our major worry was that they would do the same thing this time round.   Didn't eventuate.   Willow-Jean Prime ran a full-on campaign in her desire to lift the Labour vote and make it into Parliament as a List MP.    But it was was a half-cocked effort that backfired.    In 2014 she polled 8,969 electorate votes compared with 1,380 at the time of the by-election.    This time she lifted her total to 7,219 (still 1,750 votes down on her 2014 result).   Her personal ambition meant they won the battle and lost the war.  If Labour had been really smart they could have made our job of winning the seat back much, much more difficult.

But that aside it was never going to be a walk in the park.    We were up against an opponent who had vast political experience and enjoying instant name recognition.   In addition he is a recognised expert at massaging 'itches' both real and imagined.    That meant we started well behind the eight ball.    Nevertheless we were determined to run our own campaign and the likes of Paddy Gower were 100% wrong in their assertion that the National Party threw everything it had into winning back the seat.   Truth was was did it ourselves with very little help from Party central.

Let's start with the electorate organisation.    The key to an effective organisation is the Chair.   We were/are incredibly fortunate to have Rose E as our Chair.   Young, dedicated, totally committed and hard working.   She led from the front.   For her it was 'come on' rather than 'go on'.   She assembled around her as really tight team of motivated individuals so that when push came to shove we weren't scrambling to make up ground.     In contrast our opponent didn't seem to have...

09:14

Linux 4.14-rc3 Kernel Is Ready For Testing "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Linus Torvalds has continued in his traditional Sunday release cadence of issuing a new kernel update for testing...

09:14

White Folks Need to Stop Assuming We Know Everything About Race "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

(OW) As white people across the nation criticize Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players who take a knee for the national anthem, they ought to know something first.

White people in America have no idea what life is like for black people in America.

How can I make such a broad statement? How would I possibly know?

For one thing, Im white. I grew up in a mostly white town. Like many white people, I was raised to oppose racism, at least as I understood it then. I celebrated Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.

I wasnt quite sure who Malcolm X was Id heard the name, but we never studied him in school. Id never heard of other black leaders like Marcus Garvey or Bayard Rustin.

I never used the N-word. I wouldnt even write it in my essay on Huckleberry Finn in ninth grade English. And Id never even heard of most other racial slurs for African Americans or any other race for that matter. Nobody used language like that.

But that was the extent of my background when, three years ago, I found myself assigned to be a teaching assistant in a sociology class on race. The professor would give the lectures; I would lead the discussions.

To say it was terrifying is an understatement. I didnt know any of the material I now had to teach, and I was flying by the seat of my pants.

Fortunately, I did know how to listen. And I know how to empathize.

In the years since, Ive taught hundreds of students of all races first as a teaching assistant and now as an adjunct professor.

And its funny. When you start listening, you learn things.

Khalil Bendib / OtherWords.org

I learned that being black in America means people who arent black think its OK to touch your hair whenever they want  often without asking, even if they dont know you.

When my students inadvertently made racist remarks, it didnt hurt me as a white person. If I werent white, it wouldve stung. And...

09:14

A few thoughts on policy "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

I wont have much time to post here until the end of the year, as I am on the stretch drive of two book projects.  But I thought I should go on record on a couple of policy issues in the news:

1.  There are rumors that Trump might pick Kevin Warsh to head the Fed.  Id prefer he keep Yellen. Shes presided over more stable NGDP growth than any other Fed chair (although admittedly the sample size is small).  And there are two arguments against Warsh.  Hes far less knowledgeable about monetary economics than Yellen, and he was completely wrong about policy during the Great Recession.  Having said that, picking Warsh wouldnt result in much change in policy, because Fed chairs dont actually have all that much influence.  I doubt whether fed funds futures would show much change.

2.  Presidents also dont have much impact on the economy, especially when they are as incompetent and ineffectual as Trump.  (This is basically year nine of the Obama administration.)  The one issue to watch is taxes.  If the GOP simply cuts rates and increases the budget deficit then it will have failed in at least as big a way as in health care.  The sine qua non of a successful tax reform is some combination of closing loopholes and simplifying the tax system.  (For health care its cutting costs.)  There is recent chatter that the GOP may back off from plans to close loopholes like the deductibility of interest (in corporate taxes) or the deductibility of state and local taxes (in the personal income tax code.)  That would be a huge mistake.  If all they do is cut rates then the Dems will simply reverse the cuts.  The Dems seem to have zero interest in reforming the tax code, so if the GOP fails in its once in 30 year attempt, and gives us something like Bush did in 2001, then they will have failed.

Id add that a big tax cut that balloons the budget deficit would also increase the trade deficit. This FT article points out that Trumps policies have already boosted the trade deficit (up by 9% so far this year) but his fiscal plans would make it far worse.  Fortunately, trade deficits are not bad for the economy.  Unfortunately, a budget deficit is.  (Economic nationalists like Bannon should be horrified by Trumps tax plans, but they are generally too ignorant of macro to understand the implications of what hes proposing.)

If politics makes it too hard to close tax loopholes then an interesting backdoor approach is to sharply raise the standard deduction.  Trump proposes doubling it to $24,000 for a married couple, which would reduce the number of itemizers from 45 million to 7 million.  In other words, this would mean that...

09:12

Catalans step up to defend their referendum "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Joe Montero

As voting day came in for the Catalan referendum on independence, thousands of people occupied polling stations that the Spanish government had vowed to close, with the paramilitary Civil Guard and National Police.

Many kept the vigil through the night and to the announced deadline of 6 am. Parents, teachers and students occupied schools.

Jordi Snchez, president of the Catalan national assembly, which organises pro-independence rallies, said: Not just the future of Catalonia but the future of democracy in Europe is at stake, thats why the world is watching.

Farmers have used tractors to guard polling stations in 30 Catalan towns. Firefighters turned up in uniform to assist voters and safeguard the ballots. The Barcelona soccer team wore the colours of Catalonia, to show their own support for the referendum. They were backed by team officials and fan clubs.

The Mossos dEsquadra regional police force that had been taken over by Madrid only days ago, did not carry out the order to participate in the repression and id what it could to protect the voters.

The Civil Guard and National Police fired rubber bullets at voters in some place . Hundreds of injuries sand  he numbers are rising. Batons have been used to try and disperse lines outside polling stations.

The Civil Guard took over telecommunications to stop people voting online and cutting links to polling stations, to hamper verification and counting of ballots. But it seems that in many cases, services were restored and where this wasnt possible, this was done manually, with the use of available Census data. Many of the polls that had been closed, were opened again after the police left.

Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau calls Rajoy a coward, calling on him to resign and accusing him of violating fundamental rights.

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias has responded by saying Bumps, shoves, old women dragged. What the PP is doing to our democracy is repugnant to me. Corrupt, hypocritical, useless. Is this your victory Mariano Rajoy?

According to the Catalan regional government that despite the efforts of the Civil Guard, 96 percent of polling stations remained open.

A call for a general strike against the brutality is gaining momentum among unions.

The day before the ballot, the Falangists organised a rally in Madrids Puerta del Sol, to oppose the referendum and cal for the execution of independence leaders. The also organised a rally in Barcelona. These are the self-declared fascists that were behind the Franco dictatorship and are the only visible support for the government seen in the streets. Police said their were only between 250-300 in Madrid. There were even fewer in Barcelona....

09:11

Puerto Rico Making Progress Despite San Juan Mayor and Politics "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Puerto Ricos San Juan Mayor, Carmen Yuln Cruz took to the microphone last week nearly screaming, Can anybody hear us, and stated, You are killing us. She was directing her remarks at President Donald J. Trump and the federal government. Cruz says relief efforts are too slow, inadequate, and chaotic. Oddly enough, she made her remarks []

The post Puerto Rico Making Progress Despite San Juan Mayor and Politics appeared first on Guardian Liberty Voice.

09:10

Hezbollah says Israel is pushing region towards war "IndyWatch Feed War"

Undefined

Israel says it will use all its strength from beginning of any new war with Hezbollah

09:06

Victorian Government Welcomes Feedlots and Rejects Free Range Pigs & Poultry "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) is deeply disappointed at substance of the proposed new planning provisions from the Victorian Governments work on Planning for Sustainable Animal Industries. Despite our efforts to assist Agriculture Victoria and the relevant ministers in understanding the practical realities of small-scale livestock farmers, the draft graduated controls dont appear to reduce red tape for small-scale commercial farmers, nor homesteaders or hobbyists, and yet they make it easier than ever before to set up a 1000-cattle feedlot.

Its completely bizarre, said AFSA President Tammi Jonas, a small-scale pastured pig and cattle farmer from Victoria. The proposed new controls would mean that farms like mine with 12 sows and 2 boars, so about 100 pigs on 10 hectares of our 28-hectare farm at any time, would have to apply for a permit just like those with 1,000 pigs in a shed, and yet the farmer next door could put up to 1,000 cattle in a feedlot right up to our fence line without a permit nor a buffer. Whose interest does this really serve?

Under the proposed new provisions, a hobbyist poultry grower could have up to 200 birds without a permit, but a 50m setback from dwellings on another property would apply. The next level, allegedly designed to better enable low-risk small-scale pastured livestock production in the Farming Zone, only allows up to 450 birds and requires a 100m setback a prohibitive requirement on smallholdings that may be only 100m wide in some cases. For pigs, the streamlined application process would only apply to farms with up to 8 sows and 1 boar plus only their progeny, ruling out buying in new breeding stock to maintain genetic diversity, a real concern for the heritage breeds movement.

This is a system designed to encourage huge intensive poultry farms and make it much harder for small scale, sustainable farms. It means that small farmers will yet again have to wade through huge amounts of red-tape - just the same as large-scale intensive farms. Its just not viable, exclaimed award-winning pastured poultry farmer Bruce Burton of Milking Yard Farm.

Small-scale farms would now become classified as Broiler Farms and be subject to the Victorian Code for Broiler Farms 2009. This means small growers with 500 broiler chickens spread across 20 hectares will be treated the same as farms with 500,000 birds in sheds.

The scheme fails to take account of the stocking density.

The scheme allows large intensive shed farms to add free range outdoor areas without any restrictions at all. It allows these farms to add 150,000 chickens to a range area without any of the restrictions placed on a small farmer with 500 chickens.

AFSA met with Agriculture Vict...

09:01

SNL Hits A New Low: Calls Trump A Cheap Cracker Over Puerto Rico Response "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

SNL has crossed the line of humor since the election. An unfortunate rodeo clown is still out of work. Via Daily Caller: NBCs Saturday Night Live used a racial pejorative against President Trump during its season premier on Saturday when one of the hosts of its Weekend Update segment called the Republican a cheap cracker. []

09:00

Puerto Rican Engineering CEO: Local Government Corrupt Cannot Handle Emergencies Ground Report Video "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Im really tired of Puerto Rican government officials blaming the federal government for their woes and for not acting fast enough to help people on the island. Last week I had three federal agents in my office and I was Continue reading

09:00

Is Silver Rare? Or is it Plentiful? Myths About Silver #5 (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Is Silver Rare? Or is it Plentiful? Myths About Silver #5 Video Cull Silver There is a ton of confusion surrounding this topic. In reality, its not as simple as saying silver is rare, or that silver is plentiful....

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Recode Decode: NYTs Maggie Haberman and WaPos David Fahrenthold "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

September 26-29, 2017: In this onstage recording of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Kara visited the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, Texas, to interview two people who are more accustomed to conducting the interviews: Maggie Haberman and David Fahrenthold. Haberman writes about President Trump for the New York Times; Fahrenthold writes about Trump for

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08:58

Why dont you like modern art? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Ive done a couple of posts on modern art over at Econlog, so I thought Id try to avoid wearing out my welcome by doing the third over here.  It seems to me that people in the comment section object to modern art for two reasons; its ugly and its difficult.  Actually, lots of modern art is not ugly, but they especially dont like the ugly stuff.

I tried to defend modern art, although even I dont like most of it.  Recall that all art was once modern art, and most of the art from any period has not stood the test of time.  Museums are full of mediocre baroque history paintings and bland 18th century portraits.  Heck, former President Bushs recent portraits of soldiers are better than half the portraits of colonial aristocrats you see in American museums.  And Bushs work is somewhat modern. (Is Bush also a pretentious cosmopolitan phony?)

Im going to try to get you to avoid being turned off by ugly and difficult.  Lets start with two paintings that I regard as somewhat ugly.  Heres Titians The Flaying of Marsyas:

Almost everyone, regardless of their views on modern art, would regard Titian as one of the all-time greatest painters.  And this painting, showing someone being skinned alive, is one of his very best works.  But I dont think anyone would say its a pretty picture.

Nor is Picassos Les Demoiselles dAvignon:

Also note that Picassos painting is an example of the ugly modern art that people dislike, whereas Titians is an old master.  The average philistine may not want the Titian hanging in their bedroom (and even Id prefer one of his nudes), but theyd show a grudging respect.  But if you are going to reject works that are ugly, why is the Titian not equally objectionable as the Picasso?...

08:58

Free Hawai`i "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

WHEN THE LAND CALLS THE PEOPLE ON VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IS FUTURE"


"When The Land Calls The People - A Visit With Lucienne deNaie" 

While everyone knows that Maui has been overdeveloped, when we met Lucienne deNaie she let us know just how serious things are. The good news however is that Maui residents of all ages are now stepping forward to protect their beloved land and island. But what amazed us the most is why theyre doing it. Join us in our fascinating visit with Lucienne as she describes this fundamental change that is occurring  and what it means for Mauis future -...

08:53

Tea Party Superstar Gets WRECKED After Obama N****r Tweet Addicting Info | The Knowledge You Crave

Tea Party darling and deadbeat dad extraordinaire Joe Walsh managed to be douchier than is typical on Sunday when he attacked Michael Che for saying something mean about Donald Trump.

It may seem nonsensical that the fuck your feelings crowd gets sad every time someone says something to trigger them, but Walsh apparently needs a safe space after SNLs Michael Che called Donald Trump a cracker (among other things).

Like all conservatives at some point in their lives, Walsh became economically disenfranchised (the medias term for racism among Trump voters) enough upon hearing Trump described as a cracker (the name of an all-white minor league baseball team in Atlanta, Georgia in the early parts of last century) to bust out the  n*gger word.

Naturally, The People were not amused:

08:50

[WATCH] Trooper of the Year Good Cop Sexually Assaults a 4-Yr-Old Girl Multiple Times, Cries When He is Sentenced "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Oct 28, 2015 MAINE Officer Andrew Demers worked as a police officer for 26 years with the Maine State Police. He was a so-called good cop. Police supporters trusted

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08:49

The Forgotten War: The US Destruction of The DPRK "IndyWatch Feed War"

Pyongyang (GPA There are rumors that when President-elect Donald Trump first met with then President Barack Obama, Trump was allegedly warned that there would be one major geopolitical hot spot that was likely to become a Gordian knot for the incoming regime. This eternal puzzle for the US global empire is, of course, the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (or DPRK), the state with one of the strongest records of absolute rejection of and resistance to western capital and subversion.

Before we discuss the bombardment of propaganda that always accompanies US blustering on the DPRK, or how the nation has resisted submission to every president during the cold war (and every president since), we should discuss the history of the DPRK as a nation that was born into and continues to uphold the fight against US imperialism. First, we need to cover the DPRKs origins stemming from the US invasion of the Korean peninsula, or as US history calls it rarely the Korean War.

The Post-War Partition of the Korean Peninsula

The Korean conflict was the United States first major military campaign after World War II, the first direct conflict between imperialists and revolutionary Marxists militaries, and the first major defeat suffered by the US war machine in its relatively new role as the leader of the global imperialist order.

During World War II the Korean peninsula was controlled by Japan, a country that the Soviet Union had agreed to help the US fight after the threat of Nazi Germany was neutralized. This plan was made by the three top allied leaders; Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Josef Stalin at their meeting in Tehran in 1943 and again at Yalta in 45.

Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill in Yalta
Image: Wikipedia

However, by the time the Nazis surrendered in 1945,  FDR the man who respected and found common ground with Stalin had died and was followed by his anti-soviet, US exceptionalist vice president, Harry Truman. This was the man who needlessly dropped two atomic bombs on an already beaten Japan. While the war crimes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki did possibly accelerate the inevitable Japanese surrender, it was also meant to make sure the Soviets would have no say in the surrender of their historically belligerent ne...

08:49

Trump, "Fake News" and the War on Dissidents "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

What Trump and his followers have done is appropriate the linguistic veneer of media criticism, without its intellectual substance, to justify their hyper-selfish agenda. By "fake news," Trump means those who disagree with him and his political program. That is not what the progressive left means. Their goal is to identify when and how the news is misrepresented by the corporate media, and whose interests are being served.

08:49

Marilyn Manson rushed to hospital during Sweet Dreams performance, crushed by stage props "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Aged rock star may not be as agile as he used to be back in the day

NEW YORK CITY (INTELLIHUB) Marilyn Manson, 48, was rushed to the hospital Saturday night after two really large metal handgun stage props collapsed as the rockstar attempted to scale them during his performance of the song Sweet Dreams at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

Manson and his bandmates were in the middle of their set when the two metal pistols fell on top of him.

One person in attendance tweeted: A piece of the set fell right on him :( :(.

Wow Unbelieveable. Hope youre ok :(

The following picture shows Manson being wheeled out.

The singers career is said to have plunged following the Columbine shooting and his rather stellar appearance on Bill ORilleys The Factor.

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08:47

(U//FOUO) NCTC Counterterrorism Weekly Open Source Digest September 2017 "IndyWatch Feed National"

(U) London Underground Train Bombing

(U) On 15 September, at 0720 GMT (0320 EST), an explosion occurred on a rush-hour commuter train at Parsons Green station in west London, UK, injuring 22 people. Londons Mayor Sadiq Khan stated, The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that the explosion on a train at Parsons Green station this morning is being treated as terrorism. As of 20 September, authorities had detained five suspects in connection with the attacks. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack through its Amaq news agency.

(U) According to images of the device posted on social media immediately after the attack, the device was an IED placed in a white bucket with a supermarket freezer bag on the floor. Christmas lights appeared to protrude from the top of the bucket. Ben Wallace, the UKs security minister, confirmed the Parsons Green bomb used the type of explosive similar to that used in Manchester. However, the images the appeared to show deflagrationin which a substance burns away rapidlyrather than detonation, which would resulted in more casualties, according to explosive expert Frank Gardner, the BBCs security correspondent. Most of the 22 people taken to hospital suffered flash burns in the explosion, according to Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley.

(U) ISIS Shifts Recruiting Tactics

(U) In August, ISIS released a seven-minute, English-language video encouraging would-be fighters to travel to the Philippines instead of Syria and Iraq. The video was the latest sign the group has shifted its recruiting tactics as it loses ground to Coalition Forces in the Middle East. Asia has become a new focus for ISIS, according to private sector analysts, such as Flashpoint Intelligence.

(U) ISIS now views the southern Philippine islands as the best destination for terrorists and is using videos and social media in English and languages spoken in the southern Philippines to boast of its exploits and recruit fighters, according to private sector analysts.

At a 1 August press conference in Washington, D.C., Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated US intelligence is aware ISIS fighters from other countries are operating in Philippines. Tillerson added, We already see elements of ISIS in the Philippines, as youre aware, gaining a foothold. Some of these fighters have gone to the Philippines from Syria and Iraq. We are in conversations with the Philippine government, with Indonesia, with Malaysia, with Singapore, with Australia, as partners to recognize this threat, try to get ahead of this threat.

(U) West African Leaders Seek Funding for New AntiTerrorist Force

(U) On 13 September, Mali and Niger made an appeal aimed at international funding for a regional force created to cou...

08:46

Goatfucker Decries Sustained Criticism of Goatfucking "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

You probably dont remember (I didnt) that Erick Erickson expressed his relief that Jusice David Souter was retiring from SCOTUS with a tweet calling Souter the only goat fucking child molester to ever serve on the Supreme Court.  But Wonkette remembers.

The Wonkette piece in question appropriately picks up on Ericksons blog post*1 bemoaning the fact that Megan Kelly isnt well liked on the US political Left and using the fact of this lack of love, and sometimes open dislike, as proof of the failings of the US Left. As is Wonkettes wont, they didnt bother to quote a lot of the post. Stupidly, I thought that meant that there was some significant amount of content they omitted. Thus I clicked through to read the thing. There really isnt much there, but Ill quote some lines here so that fewer people will feel the need to give page views to Ericksons drivel:

I have read several of the reviews of Megyn Kellys new part of Today at NBC. Some of them raise some substantive points of criticism and things that could be improved. I thought it was just fine and kept with the tone of Today. But I understand the criticism.

Unfortunately, most of the criticisms really highlight just how broken our country is. The criticism amounts to she was at Fox so we dont like her.

The coolest thing about the United States has always been that people need not be defined by their pasts. People can reinvent themselves, they can do new things, and they do not have to be bound to just one thing. But there is a growing tendency in the United States that we are all to be defined by that one thing others like least about us.

The left dislikes Megyn Kelly because she worked at Fox. Therefore, she can only work at Fox and she can only do that thing she was known for at Fox.

Note that this is from the top. Erickson doesnt begin by quoting anything outrageous or problematic, doesnt cite any specific criticism (preferring instead to summarize the criticism as [t]he left dislikes Megyn Kelly because she worked at Fox or she was at Fox so we dont like her) or linking to a specific editorial, piece of media criticism, blog post, or even a random internet commenters random internet comment.

He doesnt add any specifics later, either. The closest he gets to anything specific is citing a presumably specific incident he describes this way:

Debra Messing of Will & Grace appeared on Megyn Kellys part of Today. She got criticized by a fan for daring to appear with Kelly and then apologized. Why? Because it was Megyn Kelly. Thats it.

So I did a goog...

08:46

White House Pushes Positive Propaganda Campaign as Puerto Ricos Crisis Continues "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As the president praises aid efforts, residents of the islands rural areas report we havent seen a government official or anything, no FEMA, no military, no local government.

(COMMONDREAMS)  As President Donald Trump continues firing off tweets that praise the highly criticized U.S. response to a growing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, other members of his administration are pushing a positive public relations campaign to contradict harrowing on-the-ground reports, according a memo leaked to Axios Sunday morning.

In contrast to dire reports from the island, White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert sent West Wing colleagues an unusually upbeat updateleaked to Axiosthat points to a rapid recovery no one on the ground is witnessing, the outlet reports.

This is still an urgent situation, Brossert acknowledged in the memo, before adding: I hope to turn the corner on our public communications.

Bossert then outlined a PR plan for the coming days:

I recommend that today and tomorrow we use the general theme of supporting the governor and standing with the people of Puerto Rico to get them food, water, shelter and emergency medical care. Monday and Tuesday we can pivot hopefully to a theme of stabilizing as we address temporary housing and sustaining the flow of commodities and basic government services, including temporary power. After that we focus on restoration of basic services throughout next week and next weekend. Then we start a theme of recovery planning for the bright future that lies ahead for Puerto Rico. Planned hits, tweets, tv bookings and other work will limit the need for reactionary efforts.

The Presidents visit Tuesday will inspire the people and let them know we all care, Bossert added.

Though there was no mention of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruzwhom Trump attacked on Twitter Saturday after she......

08:44

Catalonia: Whats Next? "IndyWatch Feed War"

As the Spanish government reveals the true nature of its democratic pretensions, injuring hundreds in an effort to stop Catalans from voting, one thing is clear: Catalonia is no longer Spanish. In the very effort to prevent the referendum Madrid has handed the victory to the separatists: this is what the sight of Spanish police Continue reading "Catalonia: Whats Next?"

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Catalonia: What's Next? "IndyWatch Feed World"

As the Spanish government reveals the true nature of its democratic pretensions, injuring hundreds in an effort to stop Catalans from voting, one thing is clear: Catalonia is no longer Spanish. In the very effort to prevent the referendum Madrid has handed the victory to the separatists: this is what the sight of Spanish police Continue reading "Catalonia: What's Next?" The post Catalonia: What's Next? appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

08:44

Spanish Police Beat Catalan Voters, Deepening Divide That Threatens Spain "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Spanish police officers used force to keep voters in parts of Barcelona from taking part in a referendum on Catalonia's independence on Sunday,

08:41

Video of Edmonton car ramming jihad attack "IndyWatch Feed War"

We cannotand will notlet violent extremism take root in our communities. We know that Canadas strength comes from our diversity, and we will not be cowed by those who seek to divide us or promote fear. Edmonton is a strong and resilient city, and I am confident that its citizens will support one another to []

08:41

Neil Gorsuch Era Begins With Controversial Case "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The newest Supreme Court Justice, Neil Gorsuch, will soon participate in deciding whether a 1977 Supreme Court decision, allowing state and local government unions to collect fair share fees from nonmembers, will be overturned. Janus v. American Federation could deliver the destruction of public unions by making every state, at least in part, right-to-work states. []

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08:35

Trumps Support for ISIS Angers Readers "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Trumps Support for ISIS Angers Readers by Eric Zuesse Strategic-Culture TDC Note Look for our upcoming interview with Eric Zuesse on October 11. #### A September 26th news-report at the most reliable news-site that specializes on the war...

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08:32

Max Spiers Solo His Final UK Interview "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

Max Spiers returns to the Bases Project with this first section recorded in the MJM studio in Wiltshire. Here he discusses with Miles Johnston of the Bases project, The Attack on the Human Heart.
This is now under the "British Post Disclosure" world, now that the British have declared UFOs are Real, we are governed by nonhuman of 'off world elements'. Part of this control is to attack the creativity of the human beings, destroy their respected establishments, even to the extent of British Royals being a patsy, that is, they like many others are expendable. (John Urwin calls them the "Second Degrees"

Further contributors in Bases 59-2 are Natasha Arthurs, with camera and edit by OYA1100, Kathy Thomas, and in Bases 59-3 Max's 3rd show with Christine Joanna Hart (Ref Bases 50) Here we include this as part of Bases 53, as its within the references made here.

"Max Spiers Solo" refers to Max now appearing in various conferences (Warsaw, Poland April 22nd 2016), and other conferences and media outlets on his own. He was scheduled to deliver a major presentation at Bases 2016 in August. He never made it. He was killed on July 16th in Warsaw. This is under investigation by UK Police, Interpol and the |Polish authorities, (Date line Jan 2017)
...

08:30

Canada: Edmonton jihad attacker was on police watch list "IndyWatch Feed War"

Here yet again we see that being on a police watch list doesnt mean that the police are actually watching you. In response to this jihad attack, numerous Canadian authorities are quoted in this article mouthing meaningless platitudes. A Muslim leader said: To the Edmonton community at large, I would like to tell them that []

08:30

'Phish for the Future' spearphishing campaign set digital civil liberty activists in its sights "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

One attack masqueraded as a YouTube comment to a legitimate video uploaded by the targe. Another posed as the target's husband under the pretense of sharing family photos.

David Bisson reports.

08:30

The Syrian Outcome Has Departed the Script, by Paul Craig Roberts "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Syrian Outcome Has Departed the Script The CIA and presstitutes will re-write the history Paul Craig Roberts   Stephen Lendman sums up the success of Russian and Syrian militaries against Washington-supported ISIS. Washington claims to be fighting ISIS, but doesnt. Remember, U.S. General Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, revealed on television []

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08:30

Tame Iti and Dame Tariana Turia share a message of personal responsibility "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Not only is the below video interesting because of what Tame Iti says it is also an interesting breakdown of why the Maori party was destroyed this election. Tame Itis message of personal responsibility is also picked up by Dame Tariana Turia who says that homelessness is a Maori issue. She said that these people have []

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08:28

#Amsterdam: Spontaneous Demo in Solidarity With #NoG20 Prisoners "IndyWatch Feed War"

On September 30, there was a manifestation in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in solidarity with the NoG20 prisoners. After the manifestation there was a spontaneous demo in the city center of the Dutch capital.

amsterdam30s

Originally published by Autonomen Den Haag. Edited by Enough is Enough.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Read all our NoG20 reports; here.

Amsterdam: Spontaneous Demo in Solidarity With NoG20 Prisoners

In Amsterdam there was a manifestation on September 30. The manifestation was held in solidarity with comrades who are still imprisoned since the...

08:23

2009 - 2016: Was the Eight-Year Experiment in Maintaining the Status Quo a Success or a Failure? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Clearly, the core strategy of maintaining the status quo is to borrow and spend trillions of additional dollars every year.
The Obama presidency was a grand experiment to test this thesis: the status quo of the U.S. is a self-correcting mechanism. Left to its own devices, it will automatically correct any socio-economic-political imbalances, given enough time.
The Grand Strategy of the post-Global Financial Crisis era was simple: maintain the status quo as is. The Obama administration's major policy initiative, ObamaCare, a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act, was nothing but the formalization of the existing status quo in healthcare, i.e. the taxpayers subsidize private-sector profiteering.
That is the Affordable Care Act in a nutshell. Costs have not declined, the health of Americans can hardly be said to have improved significantly, but garsh, did healthcare sector profits soar. Most importantly, the status quo was maintained: nothing actually changed in the insu...

AMD Expected to Release Ryzen CPUs on a 12nm Process in Q1 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The company will initially release the CPUs codenamed Pinnacle 7, followed by mid-range Pinnacle 5 and entry-level Pinnacle 3 processors in March 2018, the sources disclosed. AMD is also expected to see its share of the desktop CPU market return to 30% in the first half of 2018.

The new "Pinnacle Ridge" chips appear to be part of a Zen 1 refresh rather than "Zen 2", which is expected to ship in 2019 on a 7nm process. The 12nm Leading-Performance (12LP) process was described by GlobalFoundries as providing 15% greater circuit density and a 10% performance increase compared to its 14nm FinFET process.

AMD has yet to release 14nm "Raven Ridge" CPUs for laptops.

Also at Wccftech. HPCwire article about the 12LP process.

Previously: AMD Ryzen Launch News
AMD's Ryzen Could be Forcing Intel to Release "Coffee Lake" CPUs Sooner
AMD Ryzen 3 Reviewed


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08:22

Support for Israel is tumbling -- even among young Orthodox Jews "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Modern Orthodox Jews are among Israel's strongest backers in the U.S. Think Jared Kushner. Well, the generational split that is occurring everywhere in American Jewry is taking place among the Modern Orthodox, with a minority of young Jews saying they "actively support the Jewish state."

08:21

The Guardian View on Catalonias Referendum: the Spanish State Has Lost "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Cross-posted from The Guardian

Spain is in crisis, and its prime minister appears to be in denial. The run-up to Sundays referendum on independence for Catalonia made it clear that the country was in trouble. But neither those arranging it nor those rejecting it can fully have anticipated the scenes at polling stations: police in riot gear beating peaceful protesters with batons, dragging voters out by the hair or throwing them down stairs, firing rubber bullets to disperse crowds even striking at Catalan firefighters and jostling with Catalan police.

The immediate result of the violence was hundreds of casualties by mid-afternoon, according to Catalan authorities, and at least 11 wounded officers, according to the central government. The wider effect is the shock expressed well beyond Catalonia, and Spain. The outcome is almost certain to be that some of the Catalans indifferent or opposed to secession until now, at least, the majority are pushed into the arms of the cause. Who wants to be ruled by a state like this, many are asking.

Yet Mariano Rajoys response, in his address to the nation, was simple: there was no referendum and no problem police acted with firmness and serenity. The responsibility for all that had happened lay with the Catalonian government. Spain is paying for his determination to stop the illegal vote by the bluntest means and at all costs. His latest remarks are only likely to inflame matters

Continue reading the article


Filed under: Brussels Business, Catalan Independence, Spain

08:17

I Dont Support Injustice "IndyWatch Feed War"

The seed of ignorance
luring your soul
Your uncivilized
male chauvinism
I dont support these
Is there any specific reason
that I should support darkness?

The silly dates where
choice of make-ups
and dresses
were governed
by your whims
Materialistic marriages
having no survival guarantee
these have never been
parts of my daydreams

Im not bounded
to be your wife
Im not bounded
to bear your kids
as I know for you
a woman is merely
an object of lust

I know how
to run my own race
I know how
to walk my own path

Im not scared
as solitude is
my peaceful, pleasant
understanding companion

Im not compelled
to accept your selfishness
Im not compelled
to accept your mockery

Contrary to what you say
I would affirm
Being born as a woman
is no sin
But undoubtedly
endless power
gifted to us
by Mother Earth

I will not walk
hand in hand
with you
or any men
who disrespects women

I dont support
injustice.

08:13

Filthy girls with no fear of Allah to blame for their abuse, says wife of Muslim rapist "IndyWatch Feed War"

In the words of the daughter of a Muslim rape gang member in the UK: My dad is in prison because he was with others raping small white girls, I hate him. He made my mum pregnant eight times even when she didnt want to do it. I heard her crying. Six babies died. He []

08:13

WATCH: Kamala Harris Takes Trump To The Black Church In SCATHING Takedown Of His Attacks On Black Athletes Addicting Info | The Knowledge You Crave

Everyone is fed up with Donald Trumps blatant racism with his disgusting attacks on black athletes who are using their platform to shine a light on the deadly racist policing problem in America. Case in point Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA). Senator Harris is one of the few women of color in the United States Senate, so this definitely hits close to home for her. On Sunday morning, while speaking at an Atlanta Church, Senator Harris ripped Trump for his attacks, all the while eloquently and passionately going to bat for the players who are exercising their First Amendment rights. She told the congregation at the First Congregational Church:

Lets speak the truth that when Americans demand recognition that their lives matter, or kneel to call attention to injustice, that that is an expression of free speech, protected by our Constitution, and they should not be threatened or bullied.

When we sing The Star-Spangled Banner, we rightly think about the brave men and women from all backgrounds who proudly defend the freedom of those they may never meet and people who will never know their names. When we sing The Star-Spangled Banner, we also think about those marching in the streets who demand that the ideals of that flag represent them too.

Thats exactly right. America is a wonderful ideal, but it isnt applied to everyone equally. That often has deadly consequences, and we see this racist pattern over and over again. That flag belongs to all of us, and until things are truly equal, it is not just a right to protest this injustice. It is a responsibility. Sure, the racists of America would have us believe that the flag and the nation belong to them. They want people to remain second-class citizens. Of course, they will never say it. Instead, they want to pretend that the last 52 years erased the attitudes that contributed...

08:10

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts End of Third Quarter Rounding Kap Hoorn Into Uncharted Waters "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts End of Third Quarter Rounding Kap Hoorn Into Uncharted Waters by Jesse Jesses Crossroads Cafe Over the last 10 years, there has been so much financial scandal, so many battles between regulators...

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08:08

InterAgency Board Recommendations on Personal Protective Equipment and Decontamination Products for Fentanyl Exposure "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Increased illicit use of opioids, including synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and its analogue carfentanil, is a source of increased risk to responders. Most routine encounters between patients or detainees and EMS or law enforcement do not present a significant threat of toxic exposure. While there are anecdotal reports of public safety personnel being exposed to opioids during operations, they are largely unconfirmed. To proactively address the potential risks, this document establishes guidance for personal protective equipment selection and use, decontamination, detection, and medical countermeasures for first responders who may be exposed to opioids in the course of their occupational activities. Throughout the remainder of this document, the term synthetic opioids will be used to include fentanyl, fentanyl analogues, morphine analogues, the U-series opioids, and others.

Synthetic opioids (sufentanil, lofentanil, carfentanil, UN-47700, and others) are highly toxic organic solids (UN 2811) Synthetic opioids may be found as powders, liquids, nasal sprays, and pills. The particulate size of synthetic opioid powders typically ranges from 0.2 to 2.0 mm, and the powders are easily aerosolized. The powders are both water and lipid soluble and present primarily a respiratory hazard. A secondary dermal hazard exists if there is direct skin contact with large bulk amounts of concentrated threat materials.

Powder-like substances can become airborne and present a respiratory hazard, particularly during activities such as burping containers of potential narcotics or brushing powdered residues from surfaces. Therefore, during encounters involving these types of materials, actions must be taken to avoid such aerosolization. Covering, wetting or leaving containers unopened are essential safety precautions. Use of proper personal protective equipment and standard safe work practices to prevent inhalation of powders and to minimize direct skin contact with residues should be instituted as soon as the potential presence of such materials is suspected.

Fentanyl and analogues are water soluble, so expedient decontamination (rinsing) of any contacted areas with water is advisable. Fentanyl in its hydrochloride form (the most common street form) is more soluble than the citrate form (medical grade). Both are more soluble than the free base. Consider adding soap to the wash water to account for the slightly soluble free base. Splashing should be kept to a minimum to avoid aerosolization of the materials. Do not use bleach, alcohol-based solutions, or high pH soaps, as they all may enhance dermal absorption of synthetic opioids.

...

08:08

Rex Tillerson May Be Directly Negotiating With Kim Jong Un "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Early reports on Oct. 1, 2017, suggest Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may be attempting to negotiate directly with Kim Jong Un. President Donald J. Trump issued a message via Twitter telling Tillerson that he was wasting his time with Little Rocket Man concerning reported negotiation efforts. A second tweet followed that read, Save your []

The post Rex Tillerson May Be Directly Negotiating With Kim Jong Un appeared first on Guardian Liberty Voice.

08:06

Bestiality To Be Made Illegal In Nevada "IndyWatch Feed World"

Bestiality is about to become a crime in Nevada after new legislative measures come into effect on Sunday. Violation of the new bestiality law can result in people having their pets taken away from them, [...]

08:06

OSCE: Spectre of terrorism will continue to haunt Europe for many years "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the world-leading security organisation has warned the spectre of terrorism will continue to haunt Europe for many years to come against an increase in radicalisation in European nations. The enduring danger of hardened militants returning to Europe from the Islamic State was specifically cited; that fact []

08:05

49ers Kneel Neatly in Two Rows During National Anthem in Arizona (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The San Francisco 49ers kneeled neatly in rows during the national anthem today in Arizona.

The team called for social justice of all Americans.

CSN Bay Area reported:

The 49ers showed a display of unity prior to playing the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday and urged others to follow their example.

The 49ers players, coaches and staff formed two lines along the teams sideline at University of Phoenix Stadium. Approximately 30 players took a knee during the playing of the national anthem, while the remaining members of the sideline staff stood behind them while saluting the flag.

It was the 49ers first game since President Trump, in a Sept. 23 speech in Alabama, advised NFL owners to get rid of any player who kneels during the national anthem.

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08:03

Kasich Hints At Leaving GOP If Its Not Fixed "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Bye, bye, dont let the door hit you. Via CNN: Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich said on CNNs State of the Union Sunday that a time could come when he no longer supports the Republican Party. If the party cant be fixed, Jake, then Im not going to be able to support the party. Period. []

08:03

Taboola ads exploited to serve up tech support scams "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Taboola ads exploited to serve up tech support scams

Criminals are exploiting users' natural sense of curiosity with native advertisements to serve up tech support scam pages.

David Bisson reports.

08:03

Jihad in Canada Edmonton Terrorist Attack Leaves Five People Injured "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Not the Amish  EDMONTON, Canada (Reuters) Canadian police on Sunday arrested a man whom authorities said they believe acted alone to carry out violent attacks of terror in the western city of Edmonton, injuring a police officer and four Continue reading

08:01

How the Liberty Media Can Overcome Censorship, Demonetization and Deplatforming "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Vin Armani In this video, independent journalist Dan Dicks of Press for Truth joins Vin Armani to discuss his journey in the alternative, liberty...

08:01

A win for Trump as every NFL player stood for Thursday night anthem "IndyWatch Feed World"

Looking exactly like the bunch of surly, sullen, spoiled babies they are, during Thursday night's NFL game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, the players might have all chosen to be muscle-bound pouters while locking arms, but... BUT!... those very same surly, sullen, spoiled babies were all standing for the "Star-Spangled Banner." Same thing happened Monday. They locked arms. They pouted. But the Dallas Cowboys all stood for the national anthem. As far as Sunday goes, the Pittsburgh Steelers have already reassured their justifiably enraged fans that when the national anthem plays, the team will stand.

08:00

Tens of thousands of Muslim refugees to begin arriving in U.S. from Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Despite Trumps criticized temporary Muslim ban and the American Civil Liberties Union launching a legal challenge to the ban in federal court, tens of thousands of Middle Eastern refugees and their families are headed to America over the next few years: The first group of 1,250 mostly male Middle Eastern refugees is expected to soon []

08:00

Catalan Independence: 5 Things to Think About "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Tony Cartalucci Headlines and commentary across both Eastern and Western media have mainly focused on the Catalan independence referendum and the actions of Spanish...

08:00

Don't Turn Into a Right-Wing Snowflake "IndyWatch Feed World"

But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg...Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error. Give a loose rein to them, they will support the true religion by bringing every false one to their tribunal, to the test of their investigation. - Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia Here's a prediction. Right-wing snowflake culture will expand exponentially in the coming years, and its rise will be cynically and intentionally fueled by Donald Trump himself. Having proved himself a fake populist on most issues that actually matter, Trump has no choice but to move more enthusiastically into the culture war to deflect away from his obvious betrayal on economic populism and keep his diehard supporters in heat. In other words, he'll do exactly what mainstream Democrats and Republicans have been doing for decades, which is distract the public and keep it fighting while oligarchs grab what little is left. This works out just fine for billionaire Trump and the Goldman Sachs guys running his administration.

08:00

Pyongyang threatens 'old psychopath' Trump with 'doomsday in the US' "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee (KAPPC) has described US president Donald Trump as an "old psychopath of America," warning in a statement that Trump's "reckless behavior" towards Pyongyang will only precipitate the "doomsday of the US." "We once again warn the old psychopath of America against his hysteria. His brandishing of the 'sanctions' club and muscle-flexing with tiger-moth-like bombers before the fire-ready revolutionary forces of the DPRK (North Korea) is just a suicidal act of inviting a nuclear disaster that will reduce America into a sea of flames," a statement carried by the official KCNA news said. "The more reckless behavior of Trump ignorant of himself and the rival will only harden the retaliatory will of the army and people of the DPRK (North Korea) against the US. It will precipitate the doomsday of the US. Trump should bear this in mind," the statement, released on Sunday, noted.

08:00

French Bretons rally for independence in solidarity with Catalonia "IndyWatch Feed World"

Several hundred pro-regional independence activists have marched through the streets of Nantes, calling for reunification with the Brittany region of France and greater autonomy from the central government in Paris. While the city of Nantes is officially part of the Pays de la Loire region, the district is historically and culturally tied to Brittany, one of 18 French regions. On Saturday, a rally attended by some 300 native Bretons demanded the city be incorporated into the region of Brittany, which they argued should subsequently declare its independence from the central government in Paris.

08:00

Uh oh, Bill cant get Winston to answer his calls "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

It seems Bill English cant get Winston to answer his calls: Caretaker prime minister Bill English says he has tried calling election kingmaker Winston Peters but he didnt pick up. Talking to The AM show presenter Duncan Garner this morning, English said that he had made a call to Peters but didnt get a []

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08:00

Trump's Russian Infiltrators Manipulated YouTube Too "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


I'm not a big Facebook user so I wasn't that aware of what the Kremlin campaign to elect Trump was up to there. I do use Twitter a lot and I was experiencing Putin's bots all during 2016-- and 2017. No one talks about how those bots were able to bury access to anti-Trump YouTubes by flooding YouTube's pages with their own propaganda, in effect hiding the videos people were looking for about the election. I hope someone tells Congress about that too. Meanwhile, though, Congress' look into Russian use of Twitter to spread Trumpist messaging is crawling along. "Twitter said Thursday that it had shut down 201 accounts that were tied to the same Russian operatives who posted thousands of political ads on Facebook, but the effort frustrated lawmakers who said the problem is far broader than the company appeared to know. The company said it also found three accounts from the news site RT-- which Twitter linked to the Kremlin-- that spent $274,100 in ads on its platform in 2016."
Despite the disclosures, Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) questioned whether the company is doing enough to stop Russian operatives from using its platform to spread disinformation and division in U.S. society.

Warner said Twitters presentation to a closed-door meeting of Senate Intelligence Committee staffers Thursday morning was deeply disappointing and inadequate on almost every level. Twitter also made a presentation to House Intelligence Committee staffers in the afternoon.

The compa...

07:56

Israeli naval forces open fire on Gaza fishermen "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Israeli naval forces open fire on Gaza fishermen: GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday morning.

Locals told Maan that Israeli forces targeted the fishermen for no reason. No injuries were reported.

An Israeli army spokesperson said they were looking into reports.

07:52

Googles New Search Engine Bias is No Accident "IndyWatch Feed War"

Alternet has gone public with concerns about the way Google and Facebook have limited traffic to its website and, more generally, undermined access to progressive and independent media.

Its traffic from web searches has dropped precipitously by 40 per cent since Google introduced new algorithms in the summer. Other big progressive sites have reported similar, or worse, falls. More anecdotally, and less significantly, I have noticed on both my own website and Facebook page a sharp drop in views and shares in recent weeks.

Alternet is appealing for financial help, justifiably afraid that the drop in traffic will impact its revenues and threaten its future.

Nonetheless, there is something deeply misguided, even dangerous, about its description of what is happening. Here is how its executive editor, Don Hazen, describes Alternets problems:

Little did we know that Google had decided, perhaps with bad advice or wrong-headed thinking, that media like AlterNetdedicated to fighting white supremacy, misogyny, racism, Donald Trump, and fake newswould be clobbered by Google in its clumsy attempt to address hate speech and fake news.

So the reality we face is that two companies, Google and Facebookwhich are not media companies, do not have editors or fact-checkers, and do no investigative reportingare deciding what people should read, based on a failure to understand how media and journalism function.

Bad advice, wrong-headed, clumsy, failure to understand. Alternet itself is the one that has misunderstood what is going on. There is nothing accidental or clumsy about what Google and Facebook are doing. In fact, what has happened was entirely predictable as soon as western political and media elites started raising their voices against fake news.

That was something I and others warned about at the time. Here is what I wrote on this blog late last year:

But the claim of fake news does usefully offer western security agencies, establishment politicians and the corporate media a powerful weapon to silence their critics. After all, these critics have no platform other than independent websites and social media. Shut down the sites and you shut up your opponents.

Google and Facebook have been coming under relentless and well-documented pressure fro...

07:51

Portraits of presidents and others, taken with the iPhone 8 Pluss new lighting effects "IndyWatch Feed World"

One of the signature new features on the new iPhone 8 Plus and upcoming iPhone X is Portrait Lighting, which builds on the existing Portrait mode by using computation rather than a flash to give photos of people a professional look (and offering effects such as a simulated spotlight). Sports photographer Brad Mangin has been

One of the signature new features on the new iPhone 8 Plus and upcoming iPhone X is Portrait Lighting, which builds on the existing Portrait mode by using computation rather than a flash to give photos of people a professional look (and offering effects such as a simulated spotlight). Sports photographer Brad Mangin has been using an iPhone 8 Plus at the PGA Tours Presidents Cup to take portraits of golfers and spectators; Apple shared some of his work with me. It shows off both his skill and the iPhone 8 Pluss camera features.

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07:48

Report from Puerto Rico: Death Toll Higher Than Reported Amid Water Shortage & Health Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On Capitol Hill Thursday, Democratic lawmakers accused President Trump of neglecting millions of U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. New York Congressmember Nydia Vela'zquez, who was born in Puerto Rico, said the White House showed far more urgency responding to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which devastated parts of Texas and Florida -- two states that voted for Trump.

07:46

Unwrapping The Russia Enigma "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There is not "a" Russia issue. There are several separate "Russia Issues." In other words, "it's complicated." The American public does not like complications. It wants simplicity. Unfortunately, the mainstream media is much too willing to accommodate the public. In the following, I will discuss four of these issues, which can not be appropriately addressed unless they are dealt with separately

07:46

[WATCH] 844 People Injured as Spanish Cops Fire Rubber Bullets at Catalonia Referendum "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Three people have been arrested including a young girl, for disobedience and assault, the ministry said. The Catalan health service have confirmed that two people are in serious condition

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07:45

Would you like a FREE one month trial Whaleoil subscription? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

  Welcome to Whaleoil dear reader. You have been visiting us for a while now so this month we are offering you the opportunity to try out a Whaleoil subscription for a month as our  FREE gift to you. Yes, you read that right a FREE trial month This month is your chance to be []

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07:45

AVI 8 Harrier Hurricane Review (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

AVI 8 Harrier Hurricane Review Video nutnfancy Come into the world of AVI-8 watches with Nutnfancy. Well look at two of their best in this aviation watch WRV: the Hawker Harrier II and the Hurricane. Both feature beautiful classic...

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07:45

THE REAL STORY BEHIND WIFE KILLER FELIX KANGE "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The real story behind this and now details coming in the open is Felix Kange was caught with his pants down having sex with his late wife's sister, while the late wife and some other friends were in the car waiting to go out partying on that fateful Friday night. 

He had ran back to the house to pick up something but went to his sister in law's room and started having a romp, a few minutes went by and he did not show up in the car and the late wife being suspicious went back inside the house to check, she found her sister's door locked and head moans and groans coming from inside, he had no way of escaping, he got busted by his late wife deep inside his sister in law, out of his shame and from the arguments that followed he took out his side arm and released a round on his wife. 

With all the ill-gotten millions he got via stealing from the state through various false claims he paid off his in-laws not to sue and bought them all out, no one wants this to continue because of the shame the family will get knowing Felix was having a sexual relationship with his sister in law as well. So this matter according to the slain wife's family is dead.

Now in the end  what took place was willful murder by Felix Kange and he has somehow bought his way out of PNG's FUCKED UP JUSTICE SYSTEM

07:43

Despite Police Violence, Catalans Vote Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Popular Resistance. Spain - Catalonians across the region in Spain today voted on a referendum for independence in the face of often severe police violence by the Spanish civil guard. The vote was held even though Spain's Constitutional Court declared it illegal. Despite being evenly split on the issue of independence, 70 percent of Catalonians favored holding a vote on the referendum as an expression of their democratic rights. Catalonia is a region around Barcelona. It has a distinct language and culture. The region is wealthy overall and makes up one fifth of Spain's gross domestic product. The campaign for independence has been underway for a number of years.

07:42

(Video) Puerto Rico Cop Speaks out about Hurricane Maria's Aid "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Sep 28, 2017

English subtitles. A cop from PR was able to get a call through a Hispanic radio station in New York (La Mega). She is telling what she is seeing as a cop in the aftermath or Maria and the government's injustice

07:39

Egyptian officials in Gaza ahead of Palestinian unity talks "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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07:33

Banking trojan campaign uses commercial packers to target Brazilian users "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A banking trojan campaign is using commercial packing platforms to evade analysis and thereby successfully infect unsuspecting users.

David Bisson reports.

07:32

Geraldo Rivera Calls B.S. On San Juan Mayors False Trump Blame: Im Here. Who Is Dying? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Biz Pac Review: You called down the thunder. Well, now youve got it! The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, may have bitten off more than she can chew in politicizing the Trump administrations relief efforts following Hurricane Maria now that Geraldo Rivera is on the case. When not busy cranking out nifty custom []

07:30

If brains were dynamite Paula Bennett wouldnt have enough to blow her nose "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If brains were dynamite Paula Bennett wouldnt have enough to blow her nose. She is dumber than a bag of hammers even raising Winstons superannuation privacy breach, but she did: National Party deputy leader Paula Bennett says when she was told Winston Peters had been overpaid superannuation she thought it was great gossip and a []

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07:29

Watch Yemens Air Defense Shoot Down US-made Reaper Drone [VIDEO] "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Sanaa (GPA) Just before noon today, Yemens Army and Popular Committees Air Defense shot down a reconnaissance drone hovering over the capital city of Sanaa.

Manufactured by the U.S. company General Atomics, the MQ9 aka Reaper drone includes a radar system and is one of the largest unmanned and semi-autonomous aircraft. Each unit costs about $56 million after including production costs and added technology.

Yemens Air Defense forces shot down the drone using a surface-to-air missile. General Ibrahim al-Shami said this event is a significant step forward for Yemens air defense commenting on the military progress Yemeni forces have made. He also said that this event sends a strong message to the enemy and their western backers.

Yemens resistance forces have dramatically advanced militarily since the beginning of the war. Earlier this year, Yemens Ministry of Defense unveiled homemade long-range ballistic missiles called the Volcano H2 or Borkan H2. More recently they released a series of homemade high-powered sniper rifles.

[PHOTOS] Yemen Unveils Line of Homemade Rifles With Anti-Air Capability

Yemeni forces aim to continue their military operations against the Saudi regime and their allies in retaliation for the ongoing aggression and devastating air strike campaign. Tens of thousands have died just from air strikes and artillery alone. Tens of thousands more have died due to the ongoing siege which restricts food and other imports. The blockade has also triggered a globally unprecedented cholera outbreak killing roughly 3,000. Experts estimate 1 million will become infected by the end of the year.

RELATED: Heres Exactly What 900 Days of War Against Yemen Has Destroyed

The borderline famine and cholera epidemic is not unintentional but rather part of the aggressors strategy as they attempt to beat Yemens resistance into submission and deteriorate morale.

The war against Yemen which recently passed 900 days would not be possible without support from the United States and other western countries who provide weapons and military support to the Gulf states.

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07:26

IF IT BECOMES A REALITY Hugo Salinas Price on Oil/Yuan/Gold and WWIII "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

IF IT BECOMES A REALITY Hugo Salinas Price on Oil/Yuan/Gold and WWIII from King World News TDC Note Sounds like Mr. Price is hedging his bet on the reality of the oil/yuan/gold contract. Maybe he has realized that...

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07:26

Nestl Pays $200 Yearly to Extract Water Near Flint, Where Undrinkable Water Is $200 a Month "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: The Mind Unleashed Nestl already notorious for shelling out just $524 annually to extract tens of millions of gallons of water for bottling from the San Bernardino National Forest, on a permit expired in 1988 []

07:25

Director of the Office of Fossil Energy: Who Is Steve Winberg? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Steven E. Winberg, who has worked for utility companies for most of his career, was nominated September 2, 2017, to be assistant secretary for fossil energy in the Department of Energy. The Office of Fossil Energy is the federal governments lead office for coal, natural gas and oil exploration and development. It also manages the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

 

Winberg earned a B.S. in nuclear science from the State University of New Yorks Maritime College in 1978 and later received an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh in 1991.

 

Early on, Winberg was a start-up engineer on coal-fired utility boilers for the engineering firm Foster Wheeler. In 1986, he moved to Consolidated Natural Gas (CNG), working his way up through positions such as manager of co-firing development, director of electric generation and environmental market development and was eventually assistant to the chairman of the company.

 

In 1993, CNG loaned Winberg to be executive director of the newly created Coalition for Gas-based Environmental Solutions, which aimed to lower the emissions standards for natural gas to match those for the coal and oil industries.

 

In 1998, he was named chair of state and regional issues for The Electric Power Supply Association of Washington. He also joined Peoples Natural Gas.

 

 

Winberg was also Consols representative on the board of FutureGen Industrial Alliance, where he also served and secretary/treasurer. The group of electricity generators, coal companies and manufacturers was supposed to build the first coal power plant to capture carbon dioxide and store it underground instead of emitting it in the air. No such commercial plants were built, with Winberg blaming this on poor government support. He was elected chairman of FutureGen in September 2009. A few months later, he joined the board of directors of the Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center.

 

Winberg left Consol i...

07:22

A security review of three NTP implementations "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Core Infrastructure Initiative commissioned security audits of three network time protocol (NTP) implementations (ntpd, NTPSec, and Chrony) and has released the results. "From a security standpoint (and here at the CII we are security people), Chrony was the clear winner between these three NTP implementations. Chrony does not have all of the bells and whistles that ntpd does, and it doesnt implement every single option listed in the NTP specification, but for the vast majority of users this will not matter. If all you need is an NTP client or server (with or without reference clock), which is all that most people need, then its security benefits most likely outweigh any missing features."

07:20

Essential Survival Tips From A Hurricane Irma Survival "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Essential Survival Tips From A Hurricane Irma Survival by C.S. Survival Blog At the time I began writing this, Hurricane Irma had hit only eight days earlier. From it and other hurricane experiences, I have learned some valuable lessons....

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07:18

Man Shot by Police on I-80 in Calif. Identified as 45-Year-Old Demilo Hodge "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: The Root A man who was shot and killed on Californias Interstate 80, snarling traffic in both directions on one of the states busiest highways last week, has been identified as Demilo Trayuon Hodge, 45, []

07:17

Quote of the Day: On central planning "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


"What is politically defined as economic planning is the forcible superseding of other peoples plans by government officials."
~ Thomas Sowell

07:17

Somalian arrested after five hurt in Canada vehicle, stabbing attacks "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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07:15

[WATCH] Man Arrested for Sagging Pants Dies in Jail Cell After Several Guards Pile on Top of Him "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Louisiana police first confronted Ervin Edwards because they were responding to a call that he had been arguing with his girlfriend at a gas station. But the argument was over

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07:13

The Next Standard in Pink Slips "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

From Paywall by Joseph P. Kelly on Landfill Editions. Read the review. Buy.


07:12

Howard Zinn: The Interpretation of History (1997; must-see) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

with Howard Zinn Writer, Dandelion Salad Originally posted February 5, 2014 October 1, 2017 He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past. George Orwell, 1984 Noam Chomsky Videos on Feb 4, 2014 A peoples history, history from below, or folk history is a type of historical []

07:11

NBA Kowtows To Racists, Orders Players To Stand For Anthem Addicting Info | The Knowledge You Crave

For the last two weeks, Donald Trump has been stoking the fires of racial division in America by viciously attacking NFL stars who have decided to take a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality against black and brown people. Of course, all of that escalated when Golden State Warriors Guard Stephen Curry possibly the most popular player in the NBA right now said he didnt want to go to the White House to see Trump. Of course, Trump took personal offense at that, and one of the other big stars in the NBA, LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, called Trump a bum on Twitter.

Now, it seems that the NBA has decided to, instead of giving their players the freedom to express their First Amendment rights, give in to the racists of the nation, and to Trumps petty, petulant, racist bullying by requiring that all players stand for the anthem. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sent around a memo that said that all players are expected to stand. Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum says that the pre-game moments should be utilized to demonstrate your commitment to the NBAs core values of equality, diversity, inclusion and serve as a unifying force in the community.

This is disgraceful. The NBA is 82% black men. It is their lives on the line, and the lives of others like them, in this racist society. They have every right to protest...

07:10

If this was happening in Venezuela or Cuba the UK media would be spinning a very different story "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


The hard-right Spanish government in Madrid shipped thousands of police from across other regions of Spain into Catalonia in an attempt to forcibly and violently repress the Catalan independence referendum, resulting in hundreds of injuries and a social media tsunami of appalling clips and images.

The Guardia Civil (the "civil police" who operated as Franco's paramilitary bully boys during the 1939-1975 fascist dictatorship) and the Spanish federal police have been filmed attacking peaceful citizens with batons, tear gas and rubber bullets, dragging women around by their hair, deliberately breaking people's fingers, throwing people down stairs, confiscating ballot boxes, and even attacking fire fighters who were attempting to defend the public from their brutality (see embedded video clips).



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07:05

4-Year-Old White Girl Saves Black Man From Going to Prison "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: Urban Intellectuals How familiar is this storyline? White woman blames black man for a crime he didnt commit. Black man is thrown in jail. But thankfully, this story has justice behind it, thanks to a []

07:04

Figures. Trump Bashing San Juan Mayor Was Big Hillary Clinton Supporter in 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Just four days ago San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz Soto praised FEMA for the work on the island.

Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Irma and then Hurricane Maria a categaory 5 monster hurricane two weeks later.

But Caren Yuliz Cruz Soto is a Democrat so she expects everything to be given to her for free.
On Friday she went out on all of the liberal mainstream news outlets and trashed President Trump.

San Juan Mayor: Im mad as hell because my peoples lives are at stake We are dying, and you (Trump) are killing us with inefficiency

The San Juan mayor accused FEMA and President Trump of offering her no help.
She said this in front of a pallet of US aid.

For the record Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz has refused to visit the FEMA headquarters after several invitations and is not participating in ANY FEMA meetings.
Wow!

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07:00

Camp Algiers: An internment camp for Nazi sympathizers and Jewish refugees, erased from US history "IndyWatch Feed World"

As neo-Nazis face off against AntiFa at various protests across the country, the media fanfare often leaves the public asking how much free speech groups should be allowed when it comes to their extreme beliefs. Advocates of freedom will argue that free speech extends to all, no matter how abhorrent their beliefs--but to truly see the reality of what occurs when groups are targeted for their suspected beliefs, just look at history. After the Pearl Harbor attack occurred on Dec. 7, 1941, tens of thousands of Japanese Americans were forced into internment camps, based solely on their heritage. The Roosevelt Administration did not stop there, and a significant portion of its wrath was carried out in another camp that is not mentioned in most history textbooks: Camp Algiers. Camp Algiers was located in New Orleans, and while it was labeled as an internment camp for Nazi sympathizers from Latin America, a large percentage of the detainees were Jewish. The camp's legacy was detailed in a report by WWNO, New Orleans Public Radio. Max Paul Friedman, a history professor at American University and an expert on the Latin American deportation operation during WWII, told WWNO that with over 1.5 million Germans lived in Latin America in the early 1940s, and the Roosevelt Administration made a case for the idea that "some of them might be Nazi agitators and even saboteurs and spies who could conceivably rise up and overthrow governments, and open up another front."

07:00

Blue-green more sustainable than red "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Waikato social work student Nathan Williams analysed voting at university campuses and found a majority voted National at only two.

The biggest percentage vote for National was at Lincoln which given it specialises in agriculture isnt surprising.

The Green Party did worst at Lincoln, though still better there than it did overall.

Williams also used the data from the Electoral Commission to show how parliament would look if only university students voted.

Not all votes at campuses would have been from students and a high number of students at Otago and others which attract a majority who live away from home would have cast special votes for their home electorates.

But its reasonable to assume most would have been students and therefore more would have been younger than at other polling stations.

This supports the view that the Green Party gets more support from younger people.

Their failure to keep that support as people age is another argument against their marooning themselves on the far left of the political spectrum.

The environment isnt socialist.

Ag students who voted blue could be just as passionate about the environment as any who voted Green.

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Hackaday Prize Entry: Hand Tremor Suppression Wearable Device "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

It is extremely distressing to watch someone succumb to an uncontrollable hand tremor. Simple tasks become frustrating and impossible, and a person previously capable becomes frail and vulnerable. Worse still are the reactions of other people, in whom the nastiest of prejudices can be unleashed. A tremor can be a debilitating physical condition, but it is not one that changes who the person afflicted with it is.

An entry from [Basian Lesi] in this years Hackaday Prize aims to tackle hand tremors, and it takes the form of a wearable device that tries to correct the tremors by applying small electrical stimuli in response to the motion it senses from its built-in accelerometer. At its heart is an ATMega328p microcontroller and an MPU6050 accelerometer chip, and the prototype is shown using a piece of stripboard mounted in a 3D-printed box. Its still in development and testing, but they have posted a video showing impressive results that you can see below the break, claiming an 85% reduction in tremors.

Hand tremor reduction projects are like buses in this years Hackaday Prize, you wait for ages and then two come along at once. There are commercial products in this field, too, such as this self-stabilising spoon.

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07:00

James Shaws pattern of behaviour "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The pressure is mounting on James Shaw to reach out to Bill English to discuss the Green Party forming a government with National. People are asking him what he is so afraid of and why the Green party would rather achieve nothing and be principled like a bunch of activists rather than pragmatic like the []

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Neighboring Mayor Praises Trump, Says San Juan Mayor Playing Politics, AWOL At Meetings "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

She is giving exclusive interviews to Anderson Cooper. Via Washington Examiner: The mayor of a Puerto Rican city that sits next to San Juan praised the administrations help Saturday night, and chided the politics of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, who has been criticizing President Trump. In an interview with Secrets, Guaynabo Mayor Angel []

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Sr Cecilia Prest, the nun who saved Tim Flannerys life "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Rob Parer Sr Cecilia & Marg Parer at St Anna Plantation
Rob Parer, Sr Cecilia Prest & Marg Parer

ROB PARER 

BRISBANE - I received an email last Friday from Franciscan missionary Sister Cecilia Prest Mfic who has spent 15 years at Woorabinda, an indigenous community town 180 km south-west of Rockhampton in Queensland.

Previously Sr Cecilia was in the Aitape Diocese of Papua New Guinea for 28 years - most of the time in charge of the health centre at small mission station of Fatima near Lumi.

She told me that Fr Bruno Pokule was visiting Woorabinda for a few days, adding that she had delivered him when she was based at Sissano. Sr Cecilia remembers she was up all night as it had proved to be a very difficult delivery.

Fr Bruno, who visits Australia every year for marriage tribunal meetings and has been staying with Bishop Austin Crapp OFM at Townsville, studied canon law in Rome in the Italian language. How smart is that?

Throwim Way LegWhen Sr Cecilia was at Fatima she saved the life of Australian of the Year and eminent environmentalist, Prof Tim Flannery.

Village people had carried an unconscious Flannery from nearby Mt Somoro. He had been treating himself for malaria.

Genius that she is, Sr Cecilia found he actually had scrub typhus. She has studied tropical diseases in the United Kingdom and knew how to diagnose the mite borne sickness which is often fatal.

In his book, Throwim Way Leg, Flannery wrote that his life was sav...

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M.E. and Asia: A geopolitical shift in military alliances? "IndyWatch Feed World"

A profound shift in geopolitical alliances is occurring which tends to undermine US hegemony in the broader Middle East Central Asian region as well as in South Asia. Several of America's staunchest allies have "changed sides". Both NATO and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are in crisis. Turkey and NATO NATO is characterized by profound divisions, largely resulting from Ankara's confrontation with Washington. Turkey, which constitutes NATO's heavyweight, is now fighting US-supported Kurdish rebels in northern Syria, i.e the US which is member of NATO is supporting and financing Kurdish rebels who are fighting a NATO member state. While Turkey formally remains a member of NATO, which has an integrated and coordinated air defense system, the Erdogan government has purchased Russia's S400 air defense system which is slated to be used against America's Kurdish proxies in Northern Syria. A NATO member state is now using the air defense system of an enemy of US-NATO against US-NATO supported rebels. In turn, Turkey has dispatched troops to Northern Syria with a view to eventually annexing part of Syria's territory. In turn, Moscow and Ankara have established an alliance of convenience. Israel is a firm supporter of the formation of a Kurdish state in Iraq and Northern Syria, which is considered as a stepping stone to the formation of Greater Israel. Tel Aviv is considering the relocation from Israel of more than 200,000 Jewish ethnic Kurds to the Kurdistan region of Iraq. In turn the bilateral military cooperation agreement between Turkey and Israel is in jeopardy. Needless to say these developments have also led to the reinforcement of US-Israeli military cooperation including the setting up of a US military base in Israel. Meanwhile, Turkey has established closer links with Iran, which ultimately contributes to undermining US-NATO strategies in the broader Middle East.

ME and Asia: A geopolitical shift in military alliances? "IndyWatch Feed World"

A profound shift in geopolitical alliances is occurring which tends to undermine US hegemony in the broader Middle East Central Asian region as well as in South Asia. Several of America's staunchest allies have "changed sides". Both NATO and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are in crisis. Turkey and NATO NATO is characterized by profound divisions, largely resulting from Ankara's confrontation with Washington. Turkey, which constitutes NATO's heavyweight, is now fighting US-supported Kurdish rebels in northern Syria, i.e the US which is member of NATO is supporting and financing Kurdish rebels who are fighting a NATO member state. While Turkey formally remains a member of NATO, which has an integrated and coordinated air defense system, the Erdogan government has purchased Russia's S400 air defense system which is slated to be used against America's Kurdish proxies in Northern Syria. A NATO member state is now using the air defense system of an enemy of US-NATO against US-NATO supported rebels. In turn, Turkey has dispatched troops to Northern Syria with a view to eventually annexing part of Syria's territory. In turn, Moscow and Ankara have established an alliance of convenience. Israel is a firm supporter of the formation of a Kurdish state in Iraq and Northern Syria, which is considered as a stepping stone to the formation of Greater Israel. Tel Aviv is considering the relocation from Israel of more than 200,000 Jewish ethnic Kurds to the Kurdistan region of Iraq. In turn the bilateral military cooperation agreement between Turkey and Israel is in jeopardy. Needless to say these developments have also led to the reinforcement of US-Israeli military cooperation including the setting up of a US military base in Israel. Meanwhile, Turkey has established closer links with Iran, which ultimately contributes to undermining US-NATO strategies in the broader Middle East.

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RT editor-in-chief: If RT is forced to leave the US, Russia will reciprocate "IndyWatch Feed World"

Owing to the US campaign to have RT registered as a foreign agent, the channel will "in the worst-case scenario" be forced to stop broadcasting in America, which will trigger reciprocal measures towards US media in Russia, RT's editor-in-chief has said. "What they [Washington] have been doing in regard to us is tantamount to driving us out of the country. They put us in conditions in which we cannot work," Margarita Simonyan said in interview with Russia's NTV channel. "This is their renowned freedom of speech," she added, saying that RT has been under pressure for showing the American audience "a different point of view," allegedly affecting the 2016 US election. This month, the US Department of Justice has warned the company that supplies all services for the RT America channel that it is obligated to register as a foreign agent. The demand came under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), adopted in 1938 to counter Nazi Germany's activities on US soil. In the current situation, "if worst comes to worst" the channel "will leave the US and no longer broadcast there. In the worst-case scenario, Russia would respond in kind as to American media," Simonyan said, adding that as a journalist she would not like such a situation to occur. "We have been taught that freedom of speech is sacred," she told NTV's host Irada Zeynalova. The channel has no choice but to comply with the demand under the FARA act, Simonyan said, citing lawyers who have warned that otherwise its "staff will be put in prison and property will be seized." The pressure on RT has become "avalanche-like." The US Congress is currently hearing a separate bill on the channel which seeks ways for its distributors in America to stop broadcasting RT. If approved, US cable networks might refuse to provide services for the channel.

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Ron Paul: We Are Seeing the Emergence of Snowflakes on the Right "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

snowflakesThe modern-day political climate is pushed to the extreme by people who claim other people 'offend' them. There are snowflakes on the left and right.

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DNA Tests Confirm Identitfy of Missing MSC Musica Crew Member "IndyWatch Feed National"

Simone Souza Scheuer MSC CruisesThe Brazilian television network Globo reports that a DNA test has confirmed that the body of the person found off the coast of Italy on July 2nd is that of the crew member Simone Scheuer Sousa who disappeared from the MSC Musica.

The Brazilian crew member disappeared under suspicious circumstances from the MSC cruise ship between Venice and Brindisi on June 19 2017 as we reported earlier this summer. As the report mentions, Ms. Sousa went overboard after she had a disagreement with her boss and ended a two-year relationship with another crew member. Her friends and co-employees unsuccessfully sought answers from MSC Cruises with many people concerned that Ms. Sousa may have been a victim of foul play. 

Italian criminal prosecutors in Brindisi are pursuing a murder investigation in connection with Ms. Sousa's disappearance.

Unfortunately, cruise lines like MSC fail to utilize the latest in automatic man overboard technology. Many say that a cruise ship is a perfect location for a murder, particularly when there are few automatic man overboard cameras installed on ships which would document and, possibly, deter criminal activity. The majority of mysterious disappearances at sea involve young women.

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USS 'Ronald Reagan' conducts drills under China's watchful eye, North Korean tensions flare "IndyWatch Feed World"

With the crisis surrounding Pyongyang escalating, Washington's only carrier based outside America, USS Ronald Reagan, conducted what have been described as "routine" military drills in the South China Sea under the vigilant eye of China. F-18 Super Hornet jet fighters took off from the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier on Saturday as two Chinese frigates maintained a line-of-sight vigil, Reuters reported. Officers on the Japanese-based Reagan described frequent close-quarter surveillance from the ships of the People's Liberation Army Navy in international waters, saying that at times Chinese vessels shadow the carrier en route to other destinations. Chinese frigates linger for days in the vicinity of US ships and planes that protect the Reagan. The crew of the carrier ensure safe passage by alerting their unwanted Chinese escorts when the Reagan sharply alters course, according to officers. "We've had no issues. They've been very professional," Rear Admiral Marc Dalton, commander of the strike group assigned to the Reagan, as well as the larger battle forces of the US Seventh Fleet, told Reuters. "We see them on a regular basis," he added.