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Friday, 20 October

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Heavy rain hits southern Spain, causing severe flash floods "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Heavy rain hit parts of the southern Spain early Wednesday, October 18, 2017, causing major flash floods and power outages. While very damaging to some, the rain came as a blessing to others. After almost 50 days without a drop of rain, the first rainstorm of the...... Read more

Super-intense magnetic field at the center of every galaxy "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

What is present at the center of every galaxy or any larger scale structure is not a super-massive black hole, but an ultra-intense magnetic field. The intensity of magnetic field at that location is so enormous (at least several billion Gauss) and the field...... Read more

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Escapism Is Bad for Kids Mentally, Emotionally, Physically: Parents Should Remove Electronics If They Want to Improve Health, Behavior, Grades "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Rhonda JohanssonParents should be aware of another boogeyman in the closet. A team of researchers from the Iowa State University are concluding that placing a TV along with a gaming console in a childs bedroom could result in developmental and social problems later on. The effect is not a correlation but a relationship; meaning that while playing video games does not directly lead to a problematic child, the likelihood of sociopathy are increased. The trigger, it would seem, is location. More so than any other area of the home, the bedroom can provide a haven for children to engage in more violent, less educational video games.
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Freewallet is the First Service Provider to Enable Bitcoin Gold Support "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin Gold is by far one of the most suspicious Bitcoin hard forks to date. With very little to no support from the community and service providers, a lot of questions remain unanswered. However, it seems we now have at least one wallet supporting BTG. Freewallet will support this upcoming hard fork, which is rather Continue reading Freewallet is the First Service Provider to Enable Bitcoin Gold Support

The post Freewallet is the First Service Provider to Enable Bitcoin Gold Support appeared first on NEWSBTC.

00:00

Fighting Bots, Pinball, Emulators, and More at Maker Faire Denver "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Maker Faire Denver has it all, whether you're in the mood to watch robot cars fight, drones race, or kids create their own chainmail.

Read more on MAKE

The post Fighting Bots, Pinball, Emulators, and More at Maker Faire Denver appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

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Thursday, 19 October

23:58

Sweet Jesus! Nundos is a Shoreditch pop-up run by nuns "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Channel 5 is opening the doors to convent life by launching NUNdos- a brand new, soulful soup pop-up in Shoreditch, London.

The worlds first nun-powered eatery promises food for the soul where diners will be invited to break bread and reflect on modern life over a hot lunch cooked and served by the Daughters of Divine Charity from Swaffham and Chesterfield convents.

Visitors to NUNdos will find themselves transported to a spiritual haven where they will be encouraged to relax, slow down and take stock of their lives over a bowl of hearty chicken or wholesome lentil soup.

To help wash away any unsavoury thoughts of Instagramming their food, diners will be encouraged to drop their phones in the amnesty collection bin and follow NUNdos easy to follow restaurant rules (thou shalt not covet thy neighbours food etc).

Customers have the opportunity to order Mother Superiors Chicken Broth or Wholesome Lentil Soup, and will be encouraged to take part in life affirming exercises and soul-searching activities.

As guests discourse with fellow diners or settle in to chat with the sisters about daily life, millennial malaise will be under the spotlight.

The pop up promotes Bad Habits: Holy Orders is a TV series that follows five selfie-obsessed young women as they swap hedonism for a life of humility, by living in a working convent in East Anglia for four weeks under the guidance of the sisters.

 

The post Sweet Jesus! Nundos is a Shoreditch pop-up run by nuns appeared first on The Poke.

23:56

This is The Real Reason So Many Americans Dont Want More Gun Control "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Lets be clear, we already have gun control in America, but after the Las Vegas shooting, a predictable debate is re-emerging about more gun control, including possible bans on certain firearms and legally sold accessories. This is a tired debate, with each side of the political spectrum heavily fortified in entrenched positions, neither wanting to budge and both coming up with evermore creative rhetoric to justify their unwillingness to compromise.

The debate is about as productive and divisive as the never-ending debate on abortion.

But, why is it that so many Americans refuse to see the gun control light after a horrifying tragedy like Las Vegas or any of the other mass shootings happening in America? Is it just because they dont want criminals to be the only demographic with guns? Is it just because guns are part of American heritage? Is it because of the 2nd Amendment which enumerates the supposed God-given right to bear arms?

To a degree, all of these arguments are a real part of the picture, however, there is one major point which is much less frequently discussed, going above and beyond any of the afore-mentioned reasons. One that is rather taboo to discuss openly in our state-worshipping, stand-for-the-anthem, patriotic nation. This reason is the 800 lb. gorilla in the room, that so many rightfully fear, because history backs this one up time and again.

The numbers dont lie. The State is the leading mass murderer, mass casualty generator, mass property destroyer ever to plague planet earth. It is the one agency where criminals can run amuck with unlimited franchise, pillaging their neighbors, destroying communities and whole societies with absolute impunity. Government is the most dangerous human institution ever devised. Again, the numbers dont lie.

Interestingly, it was well after the 2nd Amendment that these statistics really began to pile up. It is estimated that in the 20th century alone, some 262 million unarmed people were killed by governments in mass killings. Thats roughly 80% of the current population of America.

Lets start with a number: 262 million. Thats the number of unarmed people the late Prof. R. J. Rummel estimated governments murdered in mass killings he termed democide during the 20th century. This democide murdered 6 times more people than died in combat in all the foreign and internal wars of the century, he wrote.

Unsurprisingly, the bloodiest body count was run up by totalitarian regimes, though authoritarian...

23:52

Privatix: Fighting Internet Censorship with a Fully Autonomous Network. "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Governments today are targeting our basic freedom of expression on the internet. It seems like the only way to squash civil unrest is by cutting off the country from internet access. Government censorship in China has prompted a sizeable number of the Chinese population to switch to Virtual Private Networks. It is unclear for how Continue reading Privatix: Fighting Internet Censorship with a Fully Autonomous Network.

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23:49

Chimney Fire: Wood Stove & Fireplace Safety "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Have you ever seen a Chimney Fire or Flue Fire? Guest article, by NRP I watched as my neighbor in CA burned his home down, the Flue Pipe glowing bright red above the roof line, the flames shooting out the pipe like a Blow Torch and the home in ashes within 20 minutes. Thankfully nobody was hurt, but a total loss. PS; The Fire Department did show up, they stood there and watched with the rest of us. Here are a few fire statistics: In 2016, there were 1,342,000 fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 3,390 civilian

The post Chimney Fire: Wood Stove & Fireplace Safety appeared first on Modern Survival Blog.

23:30

Hurricane Ravaged Dominica: Its All Gone And Fighting For Survival "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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In just the blink of an eye, island life on Dominica was turned upside down.  Like Puerto Rico, Dominica was violently ravaged by Hurricane Maria, and residents are still fighting for survival.

The wooden frames and scattered, water-damaged belongings are all that remains of some homes of on Dominica, which was ravaged by Hurricane Maria last month. Without warning, the storm rapidly accelerated from a Category 3 to a Category 5, and residents said they could do little to prepare. There was lightning, there was heavy rain[it was like] the hurricane was in the house, said Dominicas Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit according to ABC News. We have lost everything that money can buy, and that is a fact.

The roof of Roosevelt Skerrits house was blown away and its floors flooded. On the night Hurricane Maria hit, Skerrit took to Facebook to post updates including one that said, I am at the complete mercy of the hurricane. House is flooding and another that said, The winds are merciless! We shall survive by the grace of God! Later he posted, I have been rescued.

You can still see the shock, the anxiety, the fear the trauma in the eyes and the expressions of people every day, he told ABCs Nightline. Their entire life investments, lifes savings, blown away. Another now displaced resident named Emmanuel Peter said he can still remember the roar of the hurricane-force winds. It was just whistling, whistling, he said. I thought it would burst my eardrums.

Puerto Rico was not the only island in Hurricane Marias path, and almost a month later, both islands still look like post-apocalyptic zones.  But the island with the highest death toll per capita was Dominica; a close-knit, mostly Christian nation that was left at the mercy of a hurr...

23:30

Bitcoin Cash Developers Propose New Address Format "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin Cash Developers Propose a New Address Format

This week the lead Bitcoin ABC developer, Amaury Schet, proposed to add a Bech32 address format to the Bitcoin Cash (BCC) network. Currently, the BCC community has been discussing modifying the bitcoin cash address format, alongside preparing to fix the protocols Emergency Difficulty Adjustment (EDA).

Also read: Meet the New Bitcoin Cash P2P Exchange Localbitcoincash.org

The Bitcoin Cash Community and Developers Propose Changing the Protocols Address Format

Bitcoin Cash Developers Propose a New Address FormatOn October 14, Amaury Schet proposed to implement a new address format to the...

23:30

Cautiously Bullish? $6,000 in Play as Bitcoin Price Stages Sharp Recovery "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The price of bitcoin is roaring once again today, rising over $500 on a strong recovery from yesterday's lows.

23:29

Survival kit cash "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Everyone is going to need some of it - cash, ducats, cabbage or simoleons - whatever you call it, "it" should be part of your kit.

The why is simple, with no electricity or communications, your credit card/debit card or ATM card is just a piece of future plastic trash. The recent money issues in hurricane hit areas are proof enough for those that observe the obvious...

What about alternatives?
Traveler's checks are rarely accepted these days, most banks no longer bother to sell em....

Survival kit cash

23:08

Situational Awareness: Terrorism, Shooters, Arguments and Everyday life "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Hi all,

I came across this post on how important situational awareness is and I have been reminded of how important and crucial lessons like this are in our daily life.
So many people go around staring at their phones, disengaged from what the world around them is doing that they manage to miss the most important factors.

As a former military member myself, I realise how important situational awareness is, not only in the...

Situational Awareness: Terrorism, Shooters, Arguments and Everyday life

23:03

Skin-deep stop-motion animation imprinted on naked human bodies "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

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To celebrate their tenth anniversary in business, creative agency DBLG decided to make an experimental animation in collaboration with London-based animation studio Animade. After the usual rounds of toing-and-froing and sending ideas back-and-forth, the two companies decided to...

23:02

About those fish antibiotics... "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

I had some scratches get infected with staph about 2 months ago, and having had it about 2 years ago I knew I needed Keflex to knock it out. Keflex is Cephallexin, so I grabbed the bottle of Fish Flex 500 mg that I had bought in August. I took one pill (500 mg) 3 times a day for 10 days. No result. By this time I had some bad looking places on my arms and a few on my face, so off to the Doc I go. She explained that it was staph again (duh) and prescribed Keflex. I asked for Cleocin since I...

About those fish antibiotics...

23:00

Edible Innovations: This Hive Lets You Grow Insects at Home "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Grow your own food at home! This hive is small enough to fit inside an apartment. It automatically grows insects for consumption.

Read more on MAKE

The post Edible Innovations: This Hive Lets You Grow Insects at Home appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

23:00

sewing: double gauze wedgewood skirt "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

This post is written by Holli Coats of Hello Holli.

I jumped at the chance to sew up this double gauze wedgewood skirt for double gauze week. It has become one of my favorite fabrics to sew with and wear! I love that it is an easy fabric to sew. Double gauze holds its shape well when cutting and isnt slippery running through the machine.

In fact, one of my favorite makes to date is this dress sewn for my daughter in the same color of double gauze that Ive sewn this Wedgewood skirt! I love how cozy this fabric is while still maintaining a lovely drape.

It works equally well for cozy cold weather garments because of it being two layers of fabric as it does for warm weather garments, due to the looser weave. That crinkly, worn texture is just icing on the cake for me!

Since this fabric works well for multiple seasons, I thought Id sew a skirt that is appropriate for multiple seasons, too! The Wedgewood skirt by Straight Stitch Designs in a midi length looks great with a 3/4 sleeve lark tee, tights, and booties for fall, as Ive styled it here, as well as with a tank, strappy sandals, and bare legs for the summer months.

The Wedgewood skirt features box pleats. They are a very flattering alternative to gathers if you are trying to avoid bulk at the waist. It fastens in the back with an exposed zipper and button tab closure. The exposed zipper scared me a bit at first, but the directions are very thorough!

This would be a great pattern for an advanced beginner looking to make something a little more than a simple gathered skirt. The only alteration I made was to lengthen skirt front and back pattern pieces to allow for a deep 4 h...

23:00

Odd Bedfellows? Blockchain Developers Can Learn to Love the World Bank "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Multilateral organizations have more in common with the crypto community than you might think, Michael J. Casey argues.

22:52

McDonalds tries to ruin our brains with an optical illusion "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

McDonalds recently posted this optical illusion, which resulted in many people getting a headache worse than speed-chugging a McFlurry.

If you suddenly cant see straight, youre not alone.

The post McDonalds tries to ruin our brains with an optical illusion appeared first on The Poke.

22:44

Protection Could Help Legitimize Controversial ICOs "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

In a global environment where ICOs are being shunned for their unregulated and unprotected nature, a protection service could help.

22:38

Hack your Halloween with the DIY Zardoz mask "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


Sean Connery as Zed (unmasked) in Zardoz
 
Gun? Check. Boots? Check. Bullet-belt diaper overalls? Check. Exterminator mask? Big red X, honking failure noise, eyes spilling tears. Looks like Halloween is cancelled this year.

As everyone knows, the mask is the hardest item to procure for your Zardoz costume. Even if...

22:34

This is not Melania our 13 favourite responses online "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

So theres no getting away from it, increasingly large numbers of people are buying into the idea that Melania Trump is not actually Melania Trump.

Lets look at the evidence.

And in close up.

We know, we know. Heres our favourite responses online.

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22:27

Motor soft starters and VFD for off grid "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Or at the very least I'm reducing power consumption while atempting to inch my way off grid.

My first small step towards off grid was power factor correcting my air compressors and welding machines. Originally I did this to allow then to work better on long extension cords, be more efficient and make then draw less amps.

Next step, will be to greatly reduce starting inrush current on air comoressors.

To do this I am going to try the simplest solution first. And that is a using a closed...

Motor soft starters and VFD for off grid

22:25

Cleverness can overcome the most humble of wardrobes "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Need to look smart for a photo but dont have a jacket? Heres a clever solution

The post Cleverness can overcome the most humble of wardrobes appeared first on The Poke.

22:13

New GIZMON Utulens is a customizeable pancake lens "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Yes we all were waiting for this day to happen! Gizmon announced a new customizeable pancake lens for Micro Four Thirds, E Mount, XF Mount, EOS M Mount, Nikon 1 Mount.  

The post New GIZMON Utulens is a customizeable pancake lens appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

22:09

All you need to stay on trend this Halloween "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Our favourite is cargo. Brilliant.

On a similar note

The post All you need to stay on trend this Halloween appeared first on The Poke.

22:05

All about blockchain, ICO and cryptocurrencies. Moscow to host Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

On November 15-16, Sokolniki ECC will host Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Moscow, the largest event in the CIS dedicated to blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Local and foreign experts will tell about the cryptocurrency market, organization of ICO, investing in tokens, as well as how to profitably integrate blockchain into your business. In its turn, the exhibition Continue reading All about blockchain, ICO and cryptocurrencies. Moscow to host Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference

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22:05

Australia Officially Ends Double Bitcoin Tax "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

From July 2018, Australians will no longer have to pay GST on their cryptocurrency purchases, following the passing of new legislation today.

22:04

Has the HHS Capped Reports on VAERS? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By John Stone Earlier this year I happened to note in a letter (dated 26 May 2017) to British Medical Journal Rapid Responses that 599,972 reports had accumulated on US Vaccine Adverse Events System since it started back in 1990...

22:00

Recommended: Shawn Baltazor Lionsong "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

  Theres a sense of Shawn Baltazor wanting to go big on his debut recording.  Be it the strings arrangement on King of Kings or the electric guitar fury on Momentum or the acoustic guitar serenity on Nostalgia or the languid melodic sighs on Folklore, it all comes off like a determined effort to make []

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2,000+ Architecture & Art Books You Can Read Free at the Internet Archive "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Somebody once called writing about music like dancing about architecture, and the description stuck. But what's writing about architecture like? Even if you already know especially if you already know know that the Internet Archive makes it easy to binge on some of the finest architecture writing around and find out, and completely for free at that. The site, as Archdaily's Becky Quintal reports, has implemented a lending feature that allows users to electronically 'borrow' books for 14 days. With over 2,000 borrowable books on architecture, patrons from across the globe can read works by Reyner Banham, Walter Gropius, Ada Louise Huxtable and Jonathan Glancey. There are also helpful guides, dictionaries and history books.

Quintal recommends a variety of titles from Glancey's The Story of Architecture and Banham's Theory and Design in the First Machine Age to Gropius' The New Architecture and the Bauhaus and Tom Wolfe's famous jeremiad From Bauhaus to Our Our House.




Other borrowable books in the collection can take you even farther around our built world: Boston Architecture, French Architecture, Japanese Architecture, Moorish Archit...

22:00

Samaritans in urgent appeal for less gritty psychological dramas "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The Samaritans has made an urgent plea to television drama producers, begging them to stop commissioning and screening dark, gritty psychological dramas such as Dr Foster, Broadchurch and anything from Scandinavia.

A spokesman for the charity commented, in recent years we have been overrun with calls during transmission of these types of programmes, and when you add Piers Morgans shows into the mix, which alone compels ordinary people to seriously consider self-harming, its just becoming all too much for our phone counsellors to handle.

Derek Allen, a regular contributor to BBCs Points of View blog agrees. Its all just doom and gloom these days. What ever happened to nice family shows like The Good Old Days, Love Thy Neighbour and The Black and White Minstrel Show? They made us all feel happy. Now all we ever get is murder, miserable faces, scary music and people stumbling about in pitch darkness, conceding Ant and Dec are off their form this year.

Meanwhile in what appears to corroborate The Samaritans claim, responding to a freedom of information request, East Sussex Emergency Services confirmed that on sixty-three separate occasions in the last twelve months they were called to Beachy Head to talk down jumpers, and that was only during Eastenders episodes.

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22:00

Bitcoin Price Watch; Things Are On The Up "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

In our bitcoin price analysis last night, we noted that the action we had seen during the session on Wednesday was conducive to some corrective momentum and that there was a strong chance that, very near term, we would see price turnaround and stage something of a recovery. We suggested that the most likely level Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Things Are On The Up

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22:00

powerstroke 6.0 problems "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

yes i have had a few problems over the past 6 years but nothing like the ones i have read in the forums ... when the forums could not answer i turned to this forum ...
one issue i have been fighting with is the rolling idle .. seems to be a simple fix but every time i try to get it fixed no one can find an issue... or the truck does not act up .. for truck and diesel forums have mentioned the blue spring kit for the 6.0 ... that might fix that problem .. so no worries there ... one guy (back...

powerstroke 6.0 problems

22:00

Kazakhstan Set to Launch National Cryptocurrency Backed by Fiat "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Kazakhstan Set to Launch National Cryptocurrency Backed by Fiat

Kazakhstans Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) and Exante have announced a partnership regarding the development of a national cryptocurrency. The Kazakhstan government intends to launch a state-issued cryptocurrency that is backed by fiat.

Also Read: Kazakhstan Seeks to Become Regional Hub for Cryptocurrency IndustryKazakhstan Set to Launch National Cryptocurrency Backed by Fiat

The AIFC has announced a partnership with Exante, in which the companys Stasis platform will be used as the foundation for Kazakhstans national cryptocurrency. Exante is a Malta-based investment company that that was founded in 2011.

The governor of the AIFC, Kairat Kelimbetov, has expressed the institutions belief that blockchain and cryptocurrencies are entering the mainstream of todays economic reality. Kelimbetov emphasized the AIFCs desire to become an international frontrunner in the development and adoption of distributed ledger technology. Astanas leading financial regulators have already commenced their work and are laying the foundation for Kazakhstans fin...

21:54

Donald Trump is the 3-year-old when his older sister tells on him "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The latest from the so-called president of the United States.

...

21:48

Security Guard and Engineer Appear on Ellen, 1847 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Good evening, Im still reporting on: Security Guard and Engineer Appear on Ellen, 1847 Synopsis:Vegas security guard, Jesus Campos, and Mandalay Bay engineer, Stephen Schuck appeared on the Ellen show this afternoon. Since I was wrong about Campos being among the living, Im going to err on the side of timidity in analyzing this 9-minute interview. Plus, Im a bit worried about being hit with a copyright infringement strike, so Im just going to hit a few points. Im sure that by the time this is up, on Ellens site. First of all, Ellen is the perfect vehicle for Camposs one and only appearance. Why? Because MGM the owner of the Mandalay Bay is funding an Ellen slot machine game. MGM is a very powerful supporter of her financially and politically. [insert: Ellen at MGM Grand] To me, this was the most soft-ball interview in the history of the world, but Beth says that this is just Ellens style non-confrontational. The most important thing to realize is that the main goal of this interview was to drive home a theme that Campos is so broken up by his experience that this would be his only interview, lest he has to relive the event over and over again. If you watch the entire interview, youll see this theme predominating. So, heres the first few seconds. [insert] Wow! Look at this face. Campos is remarkably composed for being the first time on big-league TV and all. Impressive guy. [insert: Yeah, I imagine ] There it is the predominant theme that justifies why Campos wont be submitting to a harder-hitting interview where he might be asked some potentially really embarrassing questions, like: exactly where were you treated for your leg wound and when? [insert: Yeah, and how are you doing?.... were working to get over this.] Look at Campos. Does this guy look upset? No. Is he on the verge of tears? No. When men are about to lose their composure in a public setting they dont look at you full-faced, they bow their heads to hide it. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. https://www.watersmacker.com - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please.........

21:47

Ripple Price Falls by 9%, Struggles to Recover Despite Optimistic Developments "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Within the past 24 hours, since October 18, the Ripple price has fallen by around 9 percent, from $0.23 to $0.21. Since October 16, in a three-day period, the price of XRP dropped from $0.289 to $0.21, by over 27 percent. Factors For Price Decline, Indicators of Recovery The price of XRP has likely fallen Continue reading Ripple Price Falls by 9%, Struggles to Recover Despite Optimistic Developments

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21:43

The M/C Shop "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

I see there are a few riders here now, so here's a place for motorcycle related stuff, like pix, tricks, useful tips for getting out of town in case of SHTF, whatever twists your grip. Here's mine, 04 Triumph Sprint ST. GenMar risers, throttlemeister, and a battery tender, other than that, box stock.

If we get enough interest, we'll set this up as a forum. For now, it's just a sticky for a month or so to guage interest.

I should add, I paid too much for her. I can go extra legal in...

The M/C Shop

21:43

Ep: 221: Adobes Lightroom Split Personality and more "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Episode 221 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
Download MP3   Subscribe via iTunesGoogle Playemail or RSS!

Featured: Photographer and Emmy award-winning filmmaker, Mike Olbinski

In This Episode

If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to...

21:42

If The Beatles Evolved Music Then Why Are There Still Monkees? "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

If you ask any mainstream musicologist Im supposed to believe modern music was evolved from some kind of simpler pop music into the intelligent experimental music of today. I dont buy it. Let me ask you this, music evolutionists: If The Beatles evolved music, then why are there still Monkees?

The Monkees just wrapped up their latest tour early this year. The Beatles havent played a live show since 1969. What do you say to that, George Harrison? Nothing. Thats what I thought.

I believe all music was intelligently designed  by a team of producers and marketing experts based on extensive focus group testing and past market success. The same creators who made The Monkees also made The Beatles, Nirvana, and Katy Perry. There is no such thing as music evolution. I know that to be true down to my very soul.

But there are some who disagree and say bands like The Beatles used artistic creativity and advanced musical problem solving abilities to evolve music as a whole and pave the way for countless others to do the same. But if that were true then why are manufactured pop artists still forming every day?

If music evolution was real, current pop artists would be evolving into innovative genre-bending songwriters all the time. Beyonce would sound like Trent Reznor, Justin Bieber would be playing space rock, and Miley Cyrus would have evolved into Radiohead. Those are just the facts as far as I can tell. So until I see Thom Yorke letting fans finger him on stage, Im not buying this mainstream music evolution propaganda.

Checkmate, Bey-theists.

Related: All Opinions Are Welcome at This Inclusive Venue Except Those That Are Wrong

Any reasonable person would see music the same way I do: produced to be easily consumed by the masses by the creators. But Im not an unreasonable person. I say teach the controversy! Music classes should teach both music by intelligent design and music evolution. Let Lana Del Reys carefully packaged presentation speak for itself and others will see the light.

Maybe in the end it doesnt even matter how music was created. We should all just be happy that it exists in the first place. I just want all forms of m...

21:42

Deep State Now Ignores FOIA , 1846 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

- Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Good morning, Im still reporting on: Deep State Now Ignores FOIA, 1846 Synopsis: Bit by bit, the deep state is nibbling away at the rule of law in this country. A prime example of this is how Freedom of Information requests are now routinely ignored until someone has to file an expensive lawsuit to force compliance. The result is that responses to FOIA requests can now be drawn out for months or years. Tucker Carlson interviewed Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch last night talking about the news that Judicial Watch has finally discovered that there were over 3,000 emails that are related to Hillary Clinton that were on Huma Abadines laptop that she shared with Anthony Weiner. [insert] Fitton then reveals the ridiculous schedule the State Dept. has set for the release of these documents. [insert: at the current schedule.] This is certainly not the intent of the original law and so eventually Congress is going to have to put more teeth into this law or it will become an ineffective and insignificant formality. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. https://www.watersmacker.com - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillStill http://billstills.blogspot.in/ https://twitter.com/billstill https://www.facebook.com/TheStillReport https://www.pinteres...

21:40

Aliens are actually immortal robots, and theyre billions of years old, scientist claims "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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Sorry, UFO fans, aliens are probably not almond-eyed, elf-like creatures with an unfathomable obsession with sticking probes up peoples bums.
Source: http://metro.co.uk

21:39

Daily Bible Verse "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.

Psalm 45:6 (NIV)

21:36

Ancient, lost, mountains in the Karoo reveals the secrets of massive extinction event "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Fossil records near the lost Gondwanides mountains show that the Permian-Triassic extinction started 1 million years prior to what was previously believed. Millions of years ago, a mountain range that would have dwarfed the Andes mountains in South America,...... Read more

Seychelles home to new species of caecilian, a legless amphibian "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A team of scientists from Seychelles, the United States and the United Kingdom has found a new caecilian, perhaps the smallest species of the legless amphibian on Earth. As soon as I saw it I knew it was a new species, said Simon Maddock, a conservation biologist at the University of Wolverhampton in a statement. [It] is a very exciting discovery and I was delighted to be able to formally describe it and present it to the world. Biologist Simon Maddock led the team that discovered the new species in Seychelles. Photo courtesy of Simon Maddock / University of Wolverhampton. Maddock and his colleagues discovered what theyre calling the petite Praslin caecilian (Hypogeophis pti), named for the island of Praslin in Seychelles where they found it in 2013 and 2014. They reported their findings Oct. 6 in the journal Zootaxa. The species has a longer snout than other Seychellois caecilians. Caecilians also have two sensory organs on their heads not found in other amphibians called tentacles. The petit Praslin caecilians tentacles are nearer to the animals eyes than its nostrils, differentiating it from a close relative. The new species also has fewer vertebrae than any caecilian known to science, and its short, topping out at 120 millimeters (4.72 inches) in length. The archipelago in the Indian Ocean is home to six other species of caecilian, and scientists figure that theyve been evolving there independently, along with a family of frogs called Sooglossidae, for 64 million years. Still, that doesnt mean the snake-like amphibians are easy to

21:23

Sync by WHOLE9 in Tokyo for The Mural City Project "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Formed in 2007, Osaka based artist unit WHOLE9 consists of two highly skilled painters.. HITCH in charge of representational painting focuses on painting realistic images of people animals and nature, while SIMO concentrates on abstract painting binding the two styles together creating a cohesive piece of work. W9 is heavily influenced by street art and urban underground culture, clearly visible in their work.

Finding the perfect balance between their two different painting styles, WHOLE9 are able to create large scale murals in an unbelievably quick time. the mural was finished in just under one week with less than optimum weather. To date this is the biggest wall MCP and WHOLE9 have worked with, but the art work speaks for itself a world class mural right in the heart of Koenji.

Officially named SYNC, this 20m tall mural in the heart of Koenji signifies so much of what BnA, Japanese artists and the Koenji locals are trying to do.

The eagle, with its wings spreading wide soaring into the sky, represents the city of Koenji and its inhabitants spreading their wings and sharing their amazing culture. The surrounding abstract images depict the diversity of the Koenji people and their acceptance of all the quirkiness and unusualness the outside world has to offer.

SYNC is a powerful portrayal of holding on to your sense of culture while sharing it with all those who are curious.

Started in October of 2016, the Mural City Project is a street art initiative run by the good people of BnA in hopes of promoting both up and coming Japanese artists and local creative neighborhoods by creating murals that transform and inspire the surrounding landscape. Koenji is the first neighborhood in the Mural City Project.

BnA (Bed&Art) Project, is an art x hospitality project in Japan. The project aims to support up and coming Japanese artists by giving them the room (literally) to execute their artistic vision without inhibition. Outside of running the Art Hotel Project BnA is heavily involved in creating opportunities for Japanese artists and global creative communities to connect organically and meaningfully through projects and spaces run by BnA.

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21:21

Vegas Security Guard on DeGeneres Show, 1845 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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21:14

Tezos Team Spat Sends Futures Price Diving 75% as Investors Panic "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Tim Draper is nowhere to be heard, $400 mln Tezos funds still locked as team starts fighting

21:03

Billion Dollar Deals and How They Changed Your World "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A new BBC documentary, Health, investigates the deals struck between health professionals and pharmaceutical companies. The documentary includes an interview with Dr. James Davies, co-founder of the Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry.

Documentary 

21:02

Psychologists March Through NY to Call for Trumps Removal "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From The Hill: A group of more than 100 psychologists and mental health professionals marched through the streets of New York on Saturday calling for President Trump to be removed from office. The march was organized by Duty to Warn PAC, a group of psychologists who believe that Trump has a malignant narcissism.

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21:01

FULL ARTICLE Benjamin Fulford 10-16-17 Summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un Being Negotiated as Khazarian Mafia Attempts to Start War Fail "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Full weekly report from Ben. Theres a lot of fascinating news here, particularly about the possible unification of the Koreas, Fukushima no-radiation-detected story, and the global currency reset.

The Khazarian mafias rule by murder, blackmail, bribery, and propaganda is being systematically dismantled in ways that can no longer be denied.

In the case of Iran, U.S. President Donald Trump was threatened and blackmailed into renouncing the nuclear deal with Iran, but facing opposition from the military as well as top allies, all that Trump could do was to appease the Khazarians with bellicose rhetoric.

Saudi Arabias satanic rulers are about to lose their main protector, as Israeli police close in on satanic pseudo-Jewish Israeli leader Benyamin Netanyahu.

The attempts by the Khazarians to use North Korea to start World War 3 are also failing. Last week two senior Japanese politicians made a secret visit to North Korea to negotiate a summit meeting between Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un when Trump visits Asia in November This would probably pave the way for a peace deal as well as reunification of the Korean Peninsula.

According to senior Pentagon and Asian Secret S...

21:01

The Psychedelic Renaissance is Here. Will it Last This Time? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From Massive: Increasing evidence suggests that psychedelics may revolutionize mental health care. In order for this psychedelic renaissance to last, scientists and citizens will need to combat preconceived notions about psychedelic drugs formed as a result of the cultural war on drugs.

Although many of these studies are still in their early phases, the preliminary data overwhelmingly supports the use of psychedelics as targeted medicines, specifically in conjunction with psychotherapy. So why is there such intense skepticism about this group of drugs in particular? Why is it that cancer chemotherapies with significant mortality rates and harsh side-effects will readily move through the clinical trial phases and directly into use, but LSD, which has nearly zero recorded overdoses, rarely even achieves study approval?

The answer is likely buried under 50-plus years of drug prohibition and abstinence-only education in the United States and around the world, a culture that has shaped the negative stigma of all psychedelics. Instead of re-litigating this past, though, researchers in the field are posed at the precipice of progressing forward with revolutionary studies, and may conscientiously move our culture forward with them. But moving the culture will require awareness and action from scientists and citizens.

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21:00

LocalBitcoins in Venezuela Continues to set new Trading Volume Records "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

In the world of peer-to-peer Bitcoin trading, LocalBitcoins is all of the rage. This platform is incredibly popular all over the world. Some regions are far more susceptible to higher trading volume compared to others, though. Venezuela has proven to be one of the hottest LocalBitcoins regions in this regard. Just last week, the country Continue reading LocalBitcoins in Venezuela Continues to set new Trading Volume Records

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21:00

Female Sound Guy Wouldnt Mind A Slightly Different Job Title "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

BALTIMORE - Audio technician Darla Buzek petitioned her co-workers and patrons at the Rams Head last week to stop calling her a female sound guy, venue management confirmed.

I outright dont understand her request, said venue owner Luke Dobbs. She said that being called a Sound Guy was demeaning, but theres literally no other way to refer to her position. I suggested Girl Sound Guy, which would still make sense, but she hated it.

Buzek, who believes the request is reasonable, was surprised by her employers hesitation.

All I asked for was business cards that say something other than Sound Guy, said Buzek, following the sound check for a pop-punk showcase Sunday night. Ill be honest, the conversation didnt go well. Luke looked like he saw a ghost and meekly said, but youre the sound guy. What do you do with that?

Dobbs reportedly later called a closed-door meeting with the venue manager, head bartender, lighting engineer, and maintenance crew to brainstorm possible titles for Buzek.

Luke kept reminding the guys that there are no bad ideas in a brainstorm session, but Sonic Aural Bitch Tech was pretty rough, recounted bartender Steven Millstein. I thought Mrs. Sound Guy had potential, though, so well see.

Women in the music industry admitted Buzeks problem is not uncommon.

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I deal with the same exact thing all the time, and no matter what I suggest, nothing sticks, said Lady Merch Guy Clarice Zonovich. Im always asked how many band members Im dating. The worst, though, is when dudes ask me to show them where I sleep in the van. Just buy a shirt and leave me alone; I only take cash.

Despite the issues, Buzek remains optimistic about her position.

I love this job. I love live music. Things could be a lot worse, said Buzek. I could be up front like Carla, checking IDs as a female doorman, or stuck in a shitty van somewhere selling treats as a female ice cream man.

Pick up a shirt from The Hard...

21:00

Valve Hires George R.R. Martin to Begin Writing Half-Life 3 "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

SANTE FE, N.M. A Song of Fire and Ice writer George R.R. Martin was hired by Valve today to help write the story for Half-Life 3, in the hopes of speeding up its release, according to those close to the company.

Martin, already working on The Winds of Winter, five different Game of Thrones spin-off pilot pitches for HBO, an episode of Venture Bros season 7, and consulting on Terry Gilliams The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, has said he is eager to add Valves legendary game to his list of unfinished work.

As a writer, the only thing better than having millions read your work is having them all sit around wondering if they will ever get more, Martin said on his LiveJournal blog along with an emoji of an alien smiling. I am happy to welcome the Half-Life community to my legion of anxious fans.

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

Of course its going to take a while; every little detail has to be right. We need to know how the food looks and tastes when Gordon and Alyx eat at various feasts throughout the game or it just wont work, added Martin.

Gabe Newell, founder of Val...

21:00

Ukraines New Bill Treats Bitcoin as Financial Asset and Encourages Mining "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ukraines New Bill Treats Bitcoin as Financial Asset and Encourages Mining

Two bills to provide legal frameworks for cryptocurrencies including bitcoin have now been submitted to the Ukrainian parliament. The latest one proposes recognizing them as financial assets. It also defines cryptocurrency derivatives, as well as proposes simplifying taxation and reducing electricity tariffs for mining activities.

Also read: Putin Orders the Issue of Russias National Cryptocurrency the Cryptoruble

Two Bills Submitted to Parliament

Following the first bill on cryptocurrency which was submitted on October 6, the second bill has been submitted to the Ukrainian parliament. Entitled On the stimulation of the market of cryptocurrencies and their derivatives in Ukraine, Bill No. 7183-1 was submitted last week.

Ukraines New Bill Treats Bitcoin as Financial Asset and Encourages MiningIn the new bill, the head of the Parliamentary Com...

21:00

Hurricane Prep: Your Lines "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Whether it's dock lines, anchor snubber lines, mooring lines or even lines to tie your boat into the mangroves, lines are what will keep your boat in place . . . or not.

21:00

Blockchain of the Vanities? Sibos, Swell and Stellar Troll in Toronto "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

No one won the game of trolls, but competition between Swift, Ripple and Stellar is still fierce, even though it might be too early for fists.

20:45

Sandra Walter 10-18-17 Gateway Choice Point: Assisting the Collective Timelines "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This one ran across my computer screen at some point, and I felt it was a signal to post it here.

Our next acceleration and collective timeline choice-point arrives October 21-25. Gatekeepers opened yesterday for the influx (very strong on Mount Shasta last evening), and this morning the SUN began to get active, right on schedule. As mentioned in last weeks article, these incoming amplifications hit much higher levels during the 21-25 in both October and November.

Let us use this New Moon (Thursday, 12:11pmPT) and the Gateway (October 21-25) to assist in OVERIDING and OVERWRITING the programs used to stretch time dynamics to delay the inevitable fall of old systems and the full experience of Ascension for all concerned. This is part of completing our Ascension; learning to use our collective consciousness to create what we desire in the Now.

Right now, this week, this Gateway, take as many steps as possible (please, just one will assist) in moving forward with your creative expression, new service work, anything that you have been procrastinating. One small energetic shift from each of us pushes the envelope to break through any remaining blockages to the highest timelines and outcomes in the NOW.

With the bifurcation in progress, many of us are beginning to expe...

20:40

Is the tide turning in Northampton? "IndyWatch Feed Education"

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In Defence of Youth Work presents:

Is the
tide
turning?

Reimagining the future possibilities for youth work

A series of discussions based on IDYWs paper on the
future of youth work in the light of the 2017 election
result.

  • Should local authority youth services be reopened, or are there different ways that state-supported youth work can be organised?
  • What principles should underpin the revival of open youth work?
  • How can these changes be made feasible in terms of funding, infrastructure and staffing?

Latest event in Northampton

Thursday 9th November, 6.30-8pm at Nene Whitewater Centre, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7AA.

For more info/book a place, contact jodie.low@free2talkcic.org

The full discussion paper can be found here Is the tide turning?


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20:26

Future Bitcoin Price $25k is Conservative Estimate: Tommy Lee "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Tommy Lee is the latest high-profile figure to believe in Bitcoins ability to take power from gold markets.

20:22

Tucker on Vegas Mysteries, 1844 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Good morning, Im still reporting on: Tucker on Vegas Mysteries, 1844 Synopsis: Dont hold out hopes that there will be any real investigation, or any turnaround in the current investigation. The Las Vegas mafia has this mass assassination of Trump supporters locked down and put to bed unless Congress mounts a real investigation. Tammy Bruce, an excellent reporter herself, and Tucker summarize the many things we dont know and likely will never know. [insert]b Interesting, I wonder how they are then going to explain it if the guy just never turns up at all? [insert] Tucker, we dont care what his motive was. That is THE most irrelevant question of them all. There are still HUGE questions if he was even alive when the shooting started. Lets figure that out first. Were there explosive traces on his body and clothing consistent with the firing of those weapons? Thats #1 Question #2, where is the security camera footage. The Mandalay Bay is loaded with cameras. Having the casino try to argue that they cant hand those over to law enforcement because they will be inevitably involved in lawsuits doesnt cut it! The public has a right to know what happened and let the chips fall where they may on the Mandalay Bay. [insert] Conspiracy theories??? At this point, even the wildest conspiracy theory is an order of magnitude more plausible than the last the 3rd revised timeline offered by the FBI through the NVPD. Quit trying to immunize yourself from the establishment who all too frequently uses the term conspiracy theory to silence anyone who would question the states answers which are obviously attempting to obscure the truth, not expose it. [insert] Yes, the shooter shot at him with a gun that fires about 11 rounds per second, and only hits him once and then so insignificantly that he hangs around for how long to assist the cops? Then, doesnt go to the Urgent Care for days, is it? Or does he go at all? No one has found the Urgent Care he supposedly went to? Oh, but thats another conspiracy theory, eh? Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. https://www.watersmacker.com - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://pl........

20:21

Coverage: Matiere Noire an exhibition by Borondo in Marseille, France "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

On October 7th in Marseille, Gonzalo Borondo have presented Matire Noire, the Spanish artists biggest exhibition to date. The opening saw hundreds of visitors immersing themselves into a journey through the history of representation.

Using 20 shops spaces and the entire top floor of the March aux Puces as exhibition areas, Borondo has created a dynamic path involving Spanish and Italian artists BRBR FILMS, Carmen Main, Diego Lpez Bueno, Edoardo Tresoldi, Isaac Cordal, Robberto Atzori, Sbagliato and A.L. Crego, whose distinct artistic researches are all related to the relationship with space.

The artists unveiled an impressive body of works mostly realized with objects found on site during the totalizing art residency. The flea market has become a creator of interpretations that question our relationship with reality and uncover the metaphor of the invisible in our perception the dark matter through a vast number of techniques and mediums divided into 3 thematic acts: Projection, Perception and Interpretation.

Co-produced by Gonzalo Borondo and Edoardo Tresoldi, Matire Noire will be running until January 31th 2018 at Galerie Saint Laurent, March aux Puces in Marseille. Until October 23rd the artworks are available to purchase just directly on site.

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20:18

Fact: Your Chances of Surviving a Post-Collapse Urban Environment are Slim "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

ReadyNutrition Readers, Simply put, urban survival will be quite a bit different from survival in a remote wilderness area or even a sparsely-populated suburban area.  Lets game some options, remembering that these options are general.  These actions arent specific to the type of breakdown of society (external by an attack from a foreign nation, or internal from economic collapse, for examples).

So, we have our collapse.  Let us X out a nuclear war/nuclear terrorist attack, as we can deal with all the other scenarios in variables without radiation to contend with.  Lets identify the largest challenges faced for that high-rise apartment resident in Manhattan, or the family in the brownstone on the South side of Chicago.  First, lets game the scenario:

After The Day, the city was almost completely without power.  You and your wife and two children were not able to leave town.  All mass transit was halted or discontinued.  It has been three days, and your family has been listening to static on the radio for the most part, with campy pre-recorded disaster broadcasts that have not been helpful or informative.  One of your neighbors left this morning after saying goodbye: he and his family had a boat, and they were heading out of the harbor, hoping to use one of the major rivers to make an escape.

They didnt have room to take you or yours, but you wanted to stay put and not follow your neighbors idea: that there were plenty of boats whose owners were not going to use themprobably dead following the rioting and civil breakdown.  Youre beginning to think you should have listened to him.  Now you can hear angry voices outside, and you go to the window.  A mob has gathered at the top of your street!  Theyre armed with rifles, bats, axes, machetesand there are about 500 of them.  As you watch, theyre making a move toward the first house on the opposite side of the street.  Your house is less than half a block away.  There are no more cops, no more laws, no more order, and no help will be comingon The Day After Doomsday.

Sounds pretty bleak, huh?  Thats because it is un...

20:13

Gunnedah Council and the NSW Department of Health to consult Gunnedah shire community about water fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The fluoride debate is back on the agenda with Gunnedah Shire Council once again considering whether or not to add fluoride to the shires water supply.

At its monthly meeting held at the Kelvin town hall on Wednesday night, council heard the NSW Department of Health had put forward a motion to consult with the community about water fluoridation.

Gunnedah is one of the last remaining areas in the state that doesnt have fluoride added in the towns water supply, with the controversial issue last rearing its head in 2014-15.

During the discussion at the council meeting, councillor Owen Hasler said surveying the entire community was pivotal before making a decision.

I would feel more comfortable with a survey of the whole community, Cr Hasler said.

Council voted in 2014 to seek funding from the health department to investigate the installation of fluoride in the water supply and the costs involved.

I think this is where we need to stand up and be counted, Cr Ann Luke said.

Councillor Gae Swain said it has been a very contentious matter over many years.

This is the communitys chance to make a decision one way or another, she said.

The motion was approved by council. Now the Department of Health will consult with the public and submit a report to council at its December meeting about the progress of public consultation.

A website made by the department will also be launched in early-November to give residents more information about fluoridation.

Links to the site will also be available on the Gunnedah Shire Council website along with a fact-sheet to all ratepayers in early-November.

In February, 2018, the department will report to council with recommendations based on public consultation.

The recommendations will assist council in making the final decision, to either not accept fluoridation or to seek approval from NSW Health to commence fluoridation.

*Original article online at http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/4999824/should-fluoride-be-added-to-the-towns-water-supply-poll/

20:01

In Australia, faulty BoM temperature sensors contribute to hottest year ever "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

More hot days or purpose-designed temperature sensors at play? Guest essay by Dr. Jennifer Marohasy, republished from the Australian Spectator with permission from the author. I dont believe in conspiracies of silence except when it comes to Harvey Weinstein and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. For some time, weather enthusiasts have been noticing rapid

20:00

Bank of America Seeks Patent for Blockchain Processing System "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

New Bank of America patent filings hint it believes blockchain could one day assist its high-volume data processing objectives.

20:00

Baby on Board sticker parents receive World Humanitarian Award "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

other motorists slowed down and cooed while, obviously, watching the road aheadA Halifax couple who have displayed a Baby on Board sticker in their car for the past five years have been awarded a prestigious World Humanitarian Award for their remarkable contribution to improving the circumstances of mankind.

Pat and Roger Needham travelled to Buckingham Palace from their Yorkshire home to receive the award from the Queen in a ceremony that was simultaneously televised around the world to an estimated audience of over 300 million. The couple revealed to the Yorkshire Post that they had since purchased Child on Board and Grandmother on Board stickers.

Without the stickers we are sure that the whole family would have been creamed by now, said Pat Needham. When we go to the shops, take the kids to school or drive nan to her day centre, it is amazing how much respect and understanding we get from other motorists. On a couple of occasions we even had a police escort to ensure we got to the end of the cul-de-sac in one piece.

Pope Francis also sent the couple a special blessing from Rome. Every year in this difficult world, there are those who make remarkable contributions to improving the circumstances of mankind, His Holiness said. We are fortunate to have people like Pat and Roger who dedicate their time to fighting indifference, intolerance and injustice to make our world a safer place for our children. Vatican officials are now considering a special Pope on Board sticker for all papal vehicles.

The World Humanitarian Award consists of a golden-halo car mobile and a book of two-for-one vouchers to the value of 25 which can be exchanged for goods at any supermarket, excluding petrol. Last years winner, Emilio Gonzalez, inventor of the Jumbo Pencil which has reputedly saved millions of children from terrible ear and eye injuries, also passed on his congratulations to the couple in an illegible letter.

But the Award has drawn criticism from other quarters. A spokesman from Road Safety GB said it was unsure that Baby on Board stickers did anything to influence safer road-using behaviour with the road-using public. They can actually increase road rage, he warned. For example, trials of Princess on Board stickers in Parisian taxis did little to encourage road safety. It might be better to have Twat at the Wheel stickers in Audis, BMWs and Mercedes.

19:52

These extracts of Jim Davidsons book wont change your opinion and make you think hes nice or funny "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Just found Jim Davidsons book in a charity shop. What a great guy. A real shame that his career took such a significant nosedive. notes @Beakpie over on Twitter.




My expectations were low but this is much worse than I even imagined. notes @Spenderdownes.

Source: Twitter/@beakpie

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19:48

Chinese Version of Google Baidu Joins Hyperledger. Whos Next? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Baidu is not the only giant Chinese tech company using Blockchain. Alibaba is using it already

19:44

Climate 04-Sea Level Rise a project between art and science by Andreco in Venice "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

The visual artist Andreco introduces in Venice Climate 04-Sea Level Rise, a project between art and science focused on the consequences of the climatic changes and the rising sea level.

Climate 04-Sea Level Rise is the fourth step of the Climate project, which is composed by a series of interventions that took place in different European cities; the project started in Paris in November 2015 during the Cop 21, the UN conference about Climatic Changes, and subsequently continued in Bologna and Bari.

Climate consists in the realization of various site specific interventions, including installations in the urban space, mural paintings and talks which aim to create a connection between science and art, a dialogue that translates into works inspired by the latest scientific researches on the causes and the effects of climatic changes.

Andrecos aim for this project is to underline the weaknesses of the territory where his interventions will take place. While in Bari the main theme was the accelerating desertification caused by the rising temperatures, in Venice the artists focus is the sea level rise.

The Climate 04-Sea Level Rise project chose Venice as a symbol, the city being of one of the most exposed to this kind of risk and potentially destined to be submerged, according to the majority of present forecasts.
This step takes inspiration from some international researches led by IPPC, Delta Committee, WGBU and from articles published by the professor Rahmstorf and the researchers of the CNR- ISMAR about the effects of the sea rising in Venice lagoon.

The project includes three different interventions, specifically conceived and developed for the city of Venice: a big wall painting, an installation and a talk which will analyse climate change under a scientific and artistic point of view.

The mural will be done along the shores of Canal Grande in Fondamenta Santa Lucia, and it will represent an artistic translation of the studies about sea level rise and extreme waves, according to the scientific evidence and estimates provided by research centres involved i...

19:42

'Is This All There Is? ~ Bill McKibben "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

We speak often, and sentimentally, of being 'enchanted' by the natural world. But what if it's the other way around? What if we are enchanted, literally, by the human world we live in? That seems entirely more likely - that the consumer world amounts to a kind of lulling spell, chanted tunefully and eternally by the TV, the billboard, the suburb. A spell that convinces us that the things we want most from the world are comfort, convenience, security. A spell that by now we sing to each other. A spell that, should it start to weaken, we try to strengthen with medication, with consumption, with noise. A slight frantic enchantment, one that has to get louder all the time to block out the troubling question constantly forming in the back of our minds: 'Is this all there is?

~ Bill McKibben


More at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_McKibben

Artwork from Mark Herald
http://www.birchamgallery.co.uk/catalogue/artist/Mark:Hearld/biography/

19:30

Russian Regulators Consider Establishing a Crypto-Detective Agency "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Russian Regulators Consider Establishing a Crypto-Detective Agency

At a recent State Duma Financial Market Committee meeting, an initiative to create a crypto-detective agency in Russia was proposed. This specialized agency will primarily collect all information on Russian companies planning to launch an initial coin offering (ICO) as well as create a registry of them.

Also read: Putin Orders the Issue of Russias National Cryptocurrency the Cryptoruble

Proposal for Crypto-Detective Agency

At the State Duma Financial Market Committee meeting of the expert council on the legislative support of financial technologies last week, the issue of cryptocurrency regulation in Russia was discussed. Representatives from the regulators and major domestic banks attended, reported Izvestia Russian Daily.

Russian Regulators Consider Establishing a Crypto-Detective AgencyThe Internet Development Institute (IRI) is an organization whose goal is to develop and operate the industry of modern technologies in Russia. IR...

19:23

Fahrrad Leihsystem Stadtrad bekommt eigene Lastenrder "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Das Hamburger Fahrradleihsystem Stadtrad soll in den kommenden Jahren noch mal massiv ausgebaut werden. Laut einem aktuellen Medienbericht, der sich auf die Antwort des Senats auf eine Kleine Anfrage beruft, sollen bis zum Jahr 2028 bis zu 145 weitere Stationen entstehen und das System auf die gesamte Stadt ausgedehnt werden. Dabei soll die Zahl der Fahrrder auf knapp das Doppelte aufgestockt werden, so dass 4.500 Rder im Umlauf sind. Bild: dkf2010 (CC BY-SA 2.0) Neben den normalen Fahrrdern soll es zuknftig auch eine neue Flotte von Lastenrdern im Leihangebot geben. Schon ab dem kommenden Frhjahr sollen 20 Cargo Bikes mit Elektromotor-Untersttzung an ausgewhlten Stationen zum Leihen bereit stehen. Wenn das Angebot gut angenommen wird, sollen weitere Rder folgen. Der Preis der Cargo Bikes soll sich dabei nicht von den normalen Rndern unterscheiden. Derzeit knnen die Stadtrder fr 30 Minuten kostenlos genutzt werden, danach wird im Minutentakt abgerechnet. In anderen Stdte, wie zum Beispiel Freiburg, gibt es bereits seit lngerem kostenlose Leihsysteme fr Lastenfahrrder. Auch in Hamburg wird seit ber einem Jahr bereits eine kleine Leihflotte von Cargo Bikes durch private Initiative betrieben. Vielen Dank an unsere Freunde von Ahoi Velo fr den Hinweis Titelbild: Andreas Quilling (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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19:22

Unicorn Home Birth "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

I love this birth story of one of Kazs clients from before we started working so closely together. Make sure you check out the amazing photos. Thanks, Ash, for sharing your story with us!The night before hard labour began, I experienced waves of mild lower uterine cramping & back pain; manageable, but pronounced enough to wake me up from time Read more

19:20

Smart Business to Business Payments Could Explode Blockchain Adoption "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Increasing availability of business to business payment structures would massively increase Blockchain adoption.

19:18

And now finally Sony: Press announcement on October 25 at 10am "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

In the past years Sony used to give us plenty of new cameras every year. But these times are over and also Sony has slowed down their mad product release cylce. This year we only got two cameras: The Sony

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19:05

Cedella Marley: Make a Difference "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Positive Vibrations by Cedella Marley, A Nice Time If you have the choice between something that is easy and something that is more challenging, choose the option that will make a difference. While it might be more difficult, making a positive impact on the world will benefit you more in the long run. Solving problems Continue reading Cedella Marley: Make a Difference

19:04

7 Amazing Herbs for Dream Recollection And Spirit Communication "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

By Stephanie Lucas, QuantumStones.com, Thanks to Body Mind Soul Spirit Herbs and plants are an integral part of the life that exists on our planet on every level. Plants are our food, our medicine, and are also catalysts to the expansion of our consciousness. Throughout our daily lives we are more likely to coast by Continue reading 7 Amazing Herbs for Dream Recollection And Spirit Communication

19:03

Journalist Leading Panama Papers Investigation Killed by Car Bomb Explosion "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

via Anti-Media (ANTIMEDIA) Malta  Following Mondays car bomb murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the journalist leading the Panama Papers investigation into corruption within the government of Malta, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has offered a hefty reward to anyone with information about the killing. Outraged to hear that Maltese investigative journalist+blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia has been murdered this afternoon Continue reading Journalist Leading Panama Papers Investigation Killed by Car Bomb Explosion

19:02

The Great Transformation: A World Awakening "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

We are currently living in the most profoundly transformative time in the history of our Planet.

19:01

Practice This Zen Principle: Mushin "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Mushin isnt the name of a strange, psychedelic mushroom, but it might change your world just as profoundly as a good trip.

19:00

Blockchain Forks Are All the Rage, But Can They Ever Be Safe? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

More and more blockchains may be forking, but developers still don't think they've quite found the best way to execute the upgrade.

19:00

Maria Anna Mozart Was a Musical Prodigy Like Her Brother Wolfgang, So Why Did She Get Erased from History? "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

When people ask why we have specifically black histories, or queer histories, or womens histories, it can be hard for many who do historical research to take the question seriously. But in fairness, such questions point to the very reason that alternative or revisionist histories exist. We cannot know what we are not told about historyat least not without doing the kind of digging professional scholars can do. Virginia Woolfs tragic, but fictional, history of Shakespeares sister notwithstanding, the claims made by cultural critics about marginalization and oppression arent based on speculation, but on case after case of individuals who were ignored by, or shut out of, the wider culture, and subsequently disappeared from historical memory.

One such extraordinary case involves the real sister of another towering European figure whose life we know much more about than Shakespeares. Before Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart began writing his first compositions, his older sister Maria Anna Mozart, nicknamed Nannerl, had already proven herself a prodigy.




The two toured Europe together as childrenshe was with her brother during his 18-month stay in London. There are contemporaneous reviews praising Nannerl, writes Sylvia Milo, and she was even billed first. A 1763 review, for example, sounds indistinguishable from those written about young Wolfgang.

Imagine an eleven-year-old girl, performing the most difficult sonatas and concertos of the greatest composers, on the harpsichord or fortepiano, with precision, with incredible lightness, with impeccable taste. It was a source of wonder to many.

18th century classical audiences first came to know Wolfgang as part of a brother-sister duo of wunderkinder. But the sister half has been airbrushed out of the picture. She...

19:00

better than regular soap "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

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18:58

Wests Tigers want Clearys other kidney "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

WEIGHING UP HIS OPTIONS - CLEARY P0NDERS WHETHER HE NEEDS TO DIE TO PROVE HIS LOYALTY.

WEIGHING UP HIS OPTIONS CLEARY PONDERS WHETHER HE NEEDS TO DIE TO PROVE HIS LOYALTY.

In the wake of a series of high profile defections, the Tigers have requested Ivan Cleary donate his only remaining kidney to the club.

Still recovering from the operation which saw him donate his first kidney to brother Dilbert, Ivan Cleary is under pressure to bestow a much-needed organ to the club in order to prove his loyalty.

We love Ivan, we think hes a great guy, but the truth is we need him to prove to us he wants to be a Tiger for life, Tigers Chief Executive Officer Justin Pascoe said.

I dont view this as request as unreasonable, lots of businesses ask their staff to have some skin int he game, it just so happens in this case we literally want some of Ivans skin.

When reporters quizzed Pascoe on the likelihood of Clearys death if he were to give away both of his kidneys, the hardline rugby league executive remained resolute about his proposition.

Look, when Ivan becomes kidneyless and happens to die, well, we will know then that he was committed to the club and well be bloody proud of him, Pascoe said.

If Ivan decides to comply with the bizarre request and passes away, he will be survived by his son Nathan, who looks exactly like him.

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18:51

USD DEMAND PULL DASH AND MONERO PRICES LOWER "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

NEOUSD TECHNICAL ANALYSIS This is the second day-at least as I type this, where price action is swinging within 17.10.2017 Hi-Los of $34 and $27. We expected prices to trend higher following that bullish break out but then the 20 period moving average capped further NEO appreciation despite that bullish momentum as shown by stochastics. Continue reading USD DEMAND PULL DASH AND MONERO PRICES LOWER

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18:51

How to Buy IOTA A Basic Beginners Guide "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The post How to Buy IOTA A Basic Beginners Guide appeared first on 99 Bitcoins.

What Is Iota? The name Iota comes directly from the Internet of Things (IoT).  In the coming decade, it is expected that there will be an excess of 50 billion Internet enabled devices.  With that in mind, Iota offers a way to transfer micro-transactions between these devices.  The goal with Iota is to allow these [...]

18:42

Brazilian Central Bank President Says Bitcoin is Pyramid Scheme "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Goldfajn argued that the people who are investing in digital currencies are just interested in the same kind of returns like those being chased by investors in pyramid fraud.

18:41

Caption of the day goes to these two brick buildings near Ironbridge "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Superb caption if youve got your own make sure you suggest them in the Twitter / Facebook comments.

Source: Twitter/@FrogCroakley

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18:38

I just got my free Hacktoberfest shirt. Heres a quick way you can get yours. "IndyWatch Feed Education"

The design for 2017s Hacktoberfest shirt

Every October, Digital Ocean and GitHub ship out free Hacktoberfest shirts to thousands of people around the world.

They mailed me one last year. It still looks great after being laundered every week. And Ive already qualified to get this years shirt, too.

In this quick article, Ill show you how you can get a Hacktoberfest shirteven if you have never coded before.

The bottom line is this: if you can open 4 pull requests by October 31and Ill walk you through how to do thisyou can get your own Hacktoberfest shirt shipped to your door for free.

Step #1: Register for Hacktoberfest

You need a GitHub account. If you dont have one yet, you can create one for free in just a few minutes.

Then go to the Hacktoberfest registration page and follow the instructions. It only takes a moment.

Step #2: Learn how to make a pull request

Pull requests are a way of contributing your code changes to an open source project. They use a tool called Git, which runs on a social coding platform called GitHub.

GitHub is the center of the open source universe, and is home to projects like Linux to jQuery.

It can take months for developers to get good enough to contribute to some of these projects. But the freeCodeCamp community has created an open source project that even absolute beginners can contribute to: the freeCodeCamp Guide.

A screenshot of the main page of the freeCodeCamp Guide

The freeCodeCamp Guide is full of easy-to-understand explanations of basic technology tools and concepts.

You can contribute to the freeCodeCamp Guide right in your browser on GitHub. You dont need to install anything on your computer. You dont even need to know a programming language. You just need to choose a topic youre interested in, research it, and write about it.

Currently there are thousands of topics and sub-topics. Most of these are Wikipedia-style stubs with nothing more than a name. You can do some research and help flesh-out these stubs.

Heres a short gif showing how you can do this:

A Gif showing how to make an open source contribution to an article, right in your browser.

The steps are:

  1. Fir...

18:35

Bushaltestellen, die zum Entscheiden auffordern und Nachdenken anregen "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Wer auf den Bus wartet hat in der Regel ein paar Minuten Zeit, Zeit die zum Nachdenken und kurzen Reflektieren genutzt werden kann. Das haben sich vielleicht auch die Macher der kleinen Street Art Interventionsreihe gedacht, die aktuell in der Hamburger Innenstadt zu finden ist. Mit Kreide haben unbekannte die Wartebereiche verschiedener Bushaltestellen in zwei Felder eingeteilt, die die Wartenden dazu auffordern, sich fr eines der beiden Felder zu entscheiden. Bewusst oder unbewusst ist zwischen den beiden Feldern noch etwas Platz fr Menschen die sich nicht entscheiden knnen oder wollen. Schne Idee, die beim Warten auf den Bus zum Nachdenken anregt. Alle Bilder: Street Art School / Olaf Olaf von der Street Art School hat zwei der Felder gespottet uns uns Bilder geschickt. Die Nummern an den Bodenzeichnungen lassen vermuten, dass es noch mehr, vermutlich mit weiteren Themen, davon gibt.

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18:31

Deih & Xelon collaborate in Torrepacheco, Spain "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


Our friend Deih recently collaborated with Xelon from the XLF crew on a large scale mural somewhere on the streets of Torrepacheco, a small village close to Murcia in Spain.

Entitled Playing The Game, the piece features and blends together each artists distinctive style and imagery. This street artwork was created for the ART-ATE festival which was organized by House Tly  and Hermanos De Tinta.

Take a look at more images after the break and then make sure to check out our latest limited edition print release with Deih.

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18:30

KYC Bill to Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges Green Lighted by Australian Senate Committee "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

KYC Bill to Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges Green Lighted by Australian Senate Committee

A bill to regulate Australias digital currency exchanges has gained support from the Senate committee tasked to review it. The committee recommended for the bill to be passed. However, public comments from the industrys participants suggest that some provisions in the bill are unclear and could reduce competition in the payment industry.

Also read: Australia Introduces Bill That Regulates Bitcoin Exchanges

Crypto Exchange Bill Receives Support

The Australian Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee published a document last week recommending the the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Amendment Bill 2017 be passed.

KYC Bill to Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges Green Lighted by Australian Senate CommitteeThis bill was first introduced in August by the Senate and was referred to the Legal and...

18:28

David Talbott - Alien Sky - a remember'd age of gods and wonders "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


I know, I know, Saturn can't be our old (plasma sheathing, eternal daylight, brown dwarf) star the ancient writings, engravings and beliefs mentioned. It has too many 'stay away' messages from those who would rule our minds via Hollywood and Religion, and Science.

"Stay away from Saturn," I'm paraphrasing Arthur C Clarke here of course, but it fits.

Satan lives there, with his various demons and other dark underlings who will rip your delicate soul to shreds for energy.... or does he? Is the whole Satanism Cultism just an invented cover story to 'keep our mind from considering' these ancient myths about the realm of the sky gods i.e. planets in close (electrical) proximity, when our star might have been 'some other burnished entity' dominant in our sky that our present yellow sun and planetary arrangements really don't compare with?


18:28

Study estimates about 2.1 million people in United States use wells high in arsenic "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A new study by the US Geological Survey and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates about 2.1 million people in the United States. may be getting their drinking water from private domestic wells considered to have high concentrations of arsenic,...... Read more

If its going to kill us, OK, well die: Villagers stand firm as Cambodian dam begins to fill "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

On Sept. 25, amid a continuing crackdown on media, political opposition and civil society described by commentators as a slide into dictatorship, Prime Minister Hun Sen officially launched Cambodias biggest hydropower project. At the ceremony the gates were closed on the $800 million Lower Sesan 2 dam, a joint venture between Chinas Hydrolancang International Energy, Cambodias Royal Group and Vietnamese state power company EVN. The project has been described by scientists as potentially the single most destructive tributary dam in the Mekong River system where 200 medium- to large-scale dams are already built, planned or under construction. Cambodias strongman spoke for an hour at the opening about the countrys need for electricity and development and its achievement in securing its own energy supply. He defiantly dismissed concerns about the dams impacts on the river system, fish and food security, and criticized NGOs who have campaigned against it. Situated just below the confluence of two of the Mekongs biggest tributaries, the 56.5-meter-high (185 feet), 400-megawatt capacity dam will block fish migrations between Cambodias giant Tonle Sap lake and the 3S (Sesan, Srepok, Sekong) river systems, experts say. According to one oft-cited assessment, the dam will singlehandedly lead to a 9.3 percent loss of fish throughout the entire Lower Mekong River Basin. It will also flood an area of 36,000 hectares, displacing an estimated 5,000 people in 854 households. Geographer Ian Baird, who was commissioned in 2008 by a coalition of Cambodian NGOs to research the impacts of the planned dam, concluded

18:00

Renewables will give more people access to electricity than coal, says IEA "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Around the world, more than a billion people still lack access to electricity.

This number is shrinking, down by one third since 2000, despite rising population levels, according to an International Energy Agency (IEA) special report on energy access, published today.

The report says that while coal has supplied nearly half of the progress from 2000 to date, its role is set to decline dramatically. This is because renewables are becoming cheaper and because the hardest-to-reach people are in remote, rural areas where off-grid solutions offer the lowest cost.

The report shows the number of people without access to electricity will shrink by another third by 2030, with 60% of these gains supplied by renewables. Furthermore, if the world commits to providing universal access by 2030, then renewables would bridge 90% of the remaining gap, the IEA says.

Recent progress

There have been spectacular gains in providing access to electricity this century, cutting the number without it from 1.7 billion in 2000 to 1.1 billion in 2016, the IEA says. Most of this progress has been in Asia, as the charts below show (blue, yellow and green lines and columns).

Population without electricity access, by region, 2000-2016. Source: IEA special report on energy access.

India has led the way, with 500 million gaining access to electricity. Sub-Saharan Africa now has the majority of people still without access, at 600 million, an increase over the past 15 years due to rising populations. Recently, this number peaked and started to fall (red line and columns).

Fuelling gains

The rate of progress has been accelerating, the IEA says, rising from 62 million people gaining electricity access each year during 2000-2012 to 103 million during 2012-2015.

Coal has been the main source of this new supply, generating 45% of the electricity used by people gaining access for the first time between 2000 and 2016 (purple pictograms in the chart, below).

There has also been a growing role for renewable sources of electrici...

17:59

Local Dog Stops Thunderstorm With Bark "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A popular Betoota Ponds golden retriever has reportedly stopped a local thunderstorm this afternoon by barking at it. With each boom and crash of the passing tempest, Brett, the 11-year-old canine in question responded with an equally as loud bark. A short time later, the clouds began to disperse []

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17:55

Slotland Online Gaming Site Now Offers Bitcoin Deposits and Withdrawals "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Slotland Online Gaming Site Now Offers Bitcoin Deposits and Withdrawals

Popular online gaming site, Slotland, just announced they are offering deposits and withdrawals in bitcoin for gaming purposes. The company processes bitcoin deposits immediately, withdrawals by the next business day. Furthermore, it is the sites 19th birthday and they added a new game along with other bonus features. 

Also read: Bitmex Exchange and Samourai Wallet Details Plans on How to Handle Upcoming Forks

Slotland Online Gaming Site Now Offers Bitcoin Deposits and Withdrawals

Slotland manager, Michael Hilary, elaborated: Bitcoins are perfect for online transactions. We can process Bitcoin transactions really quickly players have their withdrawals by the very next business day. For many players, Bitcoins are the easiest, safest and quickest way to get their winnings!

How Bitcoin Deposits Work, Games Available

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17:47

Anxiety And Stress Triggers For Each Zodiac Sign And How To Deal With It "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"



Aries are a dynamic people until their energy runs out. When ill or feeling down, stress can build up.

Remember, you're not a superhero. No one expects you to save the world. Take time to relax.

Your brash nature and natural strength can weigh you down at times.

You embrace stress and negativity too firmly at times, trying to 'power through it'.

Stop and rest every so often, even if you know you have more 'fight' in you.

There is no need to run yourself ragged if you don't need to.

Taurus wants to be seen as fully competent, so they take their time to do it right the first time.

An ultimate source of stress is failure, so remember that failure happens to all of us. It helps us grow.

Your hard work and genuine intentions make you take failure harder than you need to friend.

To avoid and deal with stress a Taurus needs to stop micromanaging, and trying to please everyone around you.

You are a good person and as long as you act with respect, that's the limit of what you can do.

Respect your limits and understand your capacity for growth.

Gemini doesn't suffer the fool, there's no doubt about that.

Gemini feels stressed out when people are being, well, kind of stupid.

But it's vital to remember that you need to breathe and try not to get mad. That anger compounds your stress.

Your natural complexity works against you. Forward momentum is your must sure fire defense against internal unproductivity.

A very social sign, use it to your advantage. Vent to your friends, go on an adventure and try not to feed the monsters in your head.

Don't fight them either, just accept them and let go.

Not feeling secure is what stresses out Cancers so much.

When you're defeated, you tend to engage in angry outbursts. Don't swallow your feelings, let it come.

But be constructive too. Breathe deeply and know you're secure in yourself.

Uncontrolled stress will stir up the pot of emotions you already have present.

The pressure will build and build until your shell cracks. Develop your self esteem, and acknowledge your sensitivity.

They don't have to be weaknesses, they can be nurtured into strengths.

Not being in control is the stressful trigger for the Leo.

Losing things or things not working really grind your gears. Just remember, sometimes you have to let go and let things happen the way they do....

17:44

Man Who Used To Bash Poofters For Fun Says Leftie Bullies Turned Him Off Voting Yes "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT A 55-year-old who spent a big part of the eighties looking for gay men to bash at local parks says he was almost considering lending his vote to marriage equality, until these people tried to make him feel a certain way. Bradley, a prominent football manager at his medium-sized coastal hometown, says his []

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17:39

This Viz letter highlights an amusing inaccuracy in Lord Sugars catchphrase "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Proving pedantry is the BEST comedy comes this readers letter to Viz highlighting the monumental inaccuracy in The Apprentice catchphrase youre fired!

The Poke reached out to Lord Sugar for a comment and he said:

Source: Twitter/@vizcomic

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17:34

HydroMiner Token Sale Started, Raised More Than Presale in 30 Minutes "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

HydroMiner, the Austrian eco-friendly mining company, started its token-sale just today (18th of October) and has raised more than 1874 Ether (~$562.200) in the first few hours. It even broke its pre-sale record of a 36 min sell out in less time. What is HydroMiner? HydroMiner is a mining operation founded by Nadine and Nicole Continue reading HydroMiner Token Sale Started, Raised More Than Presale in 30 Minutes

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17:30

Updated UK GBS guideline "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has published an update to their guidance on preventing early onset group B strep (GBS) disease. The guidance calls for all pregnant women to be provided with appropriate information about GBS to support decision making and to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of the infection in babies. (More on that in my next blog post).

There is also a change to the recommendation where women are in preterm labour. Previously, antibiotics were not recommended for GBS prevention alone for this group of women (although some women in preterm labour ended up with antibiotics for other reasons). The guideline formerly explained that, although the chance of early-onset GBS disease is higher in babies who are born early than in babies who are born at term, there were good reasons not to routinely recommend antibiotics in these women. Those reasons included that

  1. around half of all women who present at hospital in what is thought to be in preterm labour will not actually give birth to their babies preterm;
  2. giving antibiotics to all women in preterm labour would mean a large number of women and babies would be exposed to antibiotics and as the risk of EOGBS infection in this group of infants is still low, prompt management of early-onset sepsis, if it occurs, is preferable to IAP for large numbers of women. (2012: 5)
  3. women presenting in uncomplicated spontaneous preterm labour with intact membranes are the same group of women as those recruited to the ORACLE trial, where there was evidence of harm in terms of adverse neurodevelopmental outcome including cerebral palsy in their infants at 7 years of age in the absence of any demonstrable benefit in the short term (2012: 4).

17:17

How to fake a suit for a photo "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Ever needed to look like youre wearing a suit for a photo but dont have one? Help is at hand with this ingenious tip.

When you dont have a suit but need one. from funny

Its a pant suit!, says smw89.

Source: Reddit

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17:02

How to get hired as a junior web developer (its hard but you can do it!) "IndyWatch Feed Education"

It seems impossible to get a job as a web developer. Each job posting you see says that you need to know React, Vue, Angular, Node, Gulp, Webpack, Sass and plethora of other skills you may have heard about, but dont understand at all.

Is it possible to get hired without knowing all of them? Can you learn on the job? Will you get rejected for not having enough experience? And how much experience do you really need? Two years? Five years? Or more?

Can you even get a job without spending three years coding things yourself? Why is it so hard to get a job as a web developer?

In this article, Ill share my thoughts about getting into web development. Ill also talk about how I found my first job as a developer.

First, its not about getting a job

This may sound contradictory, but its not about getting any job. Before you look for your job, you need to know what you want to do, and where you want to work.

Do you want to be a developer for a creative agency, where you make beautiful websites that are designed by the most creative people youve ever met?

Do you want to be a developer for a startup, where you build cool stuff (like apps) and hopefully create something that makes the world a better place?

Do you want to work in a large company, where youd gain the stability and salary a large company can offer, while still doing something meaningful?

Or do you want to freelance and help people make websites while you travel from place to place?

You must first know where you want to go before you can get there. If you want to get just any job, youll end up trying to learn everything and getting nowhere.

So, first, begin with the end in mind. Ask yourselfwhat do you want as your first job? When you do so, bear in mind that you can change jobs later. Start at a creative agency, then freelance or create a startup later if you want. Your answer is important, because itll inform your path as a developer going forward.

Learn the necessary skills

Once youve decided where you want to go, you need to learn the necessary skills to get there.

If you want to be a developer for an agency, you need to have a keen eye for design. You need to be able to convert Photoshop documents, AI, or Sketch files into websites. You may also need some JavaScript skills to provide animations and interactions that fall in line with the design.

If you want to be a developer for a startup, you need to have some business sense. You need to know which features are import...

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Heres Bitcoin.coms Updated Stance on Specific Bitcoin Chain Symbols and Monikers "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin.com's Stance on Specific Bitcoin Chain Symbols and Monikers

A lot has changed in the cryptocurrency space, and things are entirely different than they were when bitcoin was launched by its anonymous creator back in 2009. One of these changes has affected the entire ecosystem, as the bitcoin scaling debate has caused significant strife between bitcoin proponents.

Also read: Bitcoin Cash is Bitcoin

This summer on August 1 the bitcoin cash fork took place, but fundamental differences between bitcoiners remain, and there is still a fierce debate concerning the upcoming hard fork(s). At Bitcoin.com we have decided to clarify our position on the naming of each chain associated with the original protocol design created by Satoshi Nakamoto based on technical associations.

At present, there are two blockchains that have derived from the original bitcoin protocol design released to the world in January of 2009. On August 1 the bitcoin cash blockchain split away from the network, due to a long and ongoing debate concerning the technologys key principles. Since the bitcoin cash network started, the foundations of each chain have shown underlying di...

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DASH/USD and LTC/USD Technical Analysis October 19th, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

DASH/USD DASH fell significantly during the day on Wednesday, reaching down towards the $282.50 level. We did bounce slightly towards the end of the day but we are already starting to continue the downward pressure. Because of this, DASH looks likely to continue the downward move, perhaps reaching to the $280 level next, where we Continue reading DASH/USD and LTC/USD Technical Analysis October 19th, 2017

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ETH/USD and ETH/BTC Technical Analysis October 19th, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

ETH/USD Ethereum fell again on Wednesday, as we continued to drift lower. We are below the $300 level, and I think that is somewhat significant, but I believe its only a matter of time before the buyers come back. The $300 level of course is a large, round, psychologically significant number, so its possible that Continue reading ETH/USD and ETH/BTC Technical Analysis October 19th, 2017

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BTC/USD and BTC/JPY Technical Analysis October 19th, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

BTC/USD Bitcoin fell slightly during the day on Wednesday, reaching below the $5300 level. There is plenty of noise around this area, so its likely that if we can rally from here, that support will have shown itself to be important. Otherwise, if we break down below the $5200 level, the market should then go Continue reading BTC/USD and BTC/JPY Technical Analysis October 19th, 2017

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16:26

WINNING: EPA to reform its science advisory boards "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

EPA Move To Increase Scientific Advisory Board Transparency Applauded BY MICHAEL SANDOVAL    Western Wire Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Tuesday he planned to curtail the practice of distributing research grants to scientists appointed to the agencys scientific advisory boards to improve their independence and transparency and objectivity. If we have individuals who

16:24

Watch Out Local Hiking Trails! Mans New Patagonia T-Shirt Arrived In The Mail Today And Hes Not Afraid To Use It "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Unable to go hiking until now, one local accountant almost completely devoid of a personality received his new Patagonia tee shirt today in the mail which means he now has everything he needs to tackle the great outdoors. I dont know which local trail I want to hike []

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16:00

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis Can ETH/USD Bounce Back? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights ETH price declined below the $295 support against the US Dollar before finding support. Yesterdays highlighted connecting bearish trend line with resistance at $301 was broken on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX). The price might struggle to gain momentum and likely to correct lower towards $300 once again. Ethereum Continue reading Ethereum Price Technical Analysis Can ETH/USD Bounce Back?

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16:00

The Universal Ascension Process - Our Journey to Oneness "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Humanity is in the midst of a great ascension event and in fact, a massive trans-dimensional shift is underway across all of creation.

This shift is being experienced on Earth as heightened levels of consciousness, expanded perceptual abilities, and quickened manifestation. And this shift is but one small aspect of the overall Ascension process that the entire Universe is undergoing on a constant basis.

The universal ascension process is the fundamental evolutionary dynamic operating within the multidimensional structure of universal consciousness, and along with the laws and mechanics of reality creation these represent the three absolute foundational elements of reality and existence.

The universal ascension process has been discussed throughout the ages and often misunderstood or over-simplified.


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16:00

Study: 12 Percent of Depression Could Be Prevented With 1 Hour of Exercise a Week "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

Exercise has long been viewed as an antidote to depression, but for those in the throes of a depressive episode or even a blue mood, it can be hard to summon up the motivation to get moving. Recent research suggests, however, that even a minimal amount of exercise may be enough to combat depression in some people as minimal as one hour a week. The study was large, involving nearly 34,000 adults who were healthy, with no symptoms of common mental disorders, at the start of the study.

The participants were followed for 11 years, during which time it was revealed that people who engaged in regular leisure-time exercise for one hour a week were less likely to become depressed. On the flipside, those who didnt exercise were 44 percent more likely to become depressed compared to those who did so for at least one to two hours a week.1

The majority of this protective effect occurred at low levels of exercise and was observed regardless of intensity, the researchers said, adding that, assuming the relationship is causal, 12 percent of future cases of depression could have been prevented if all participants had engaged in at least one hour of physical activity each week.2

Study author Samuel Harvey, associate professor of workplace mental health at the Black Dog Institute and the University of New South Wales, told Time, There is good evidence that physical activity can help people recover from depression Our study takes this a bit further and shows that exercise may also have a role in preventing people developing depression in the first place."3

In this case, part of the protective effect of exercise was attributed to its social and physical health benefits, though there are many routes by which exercise is good for your mental health and brain.

Staying Active Is Good for Your Mood

In my 2008 interview with Dr. James Gordon, a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, he stated that physical exercise is at least as good as antidepressants for helping people who are depressed, in part because it increases serotonin in your brain and in part because it increases brain cells in your hippocampus, which are sometimes reduced...

Do the Healing Benefits of Comfrey Oil Outweigh Its Toxic Effects? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Comfrey, while considered an important herbal medicine, is controversial due to certain toxic components in it, which led to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to restrict the use of oral comfrey in dietary supplements.1

The dilemma is how to weigh the virtues of comfrey oil while considering the safety concerns that surround it. It has exhibited the potential to treat skin concerns and pain when used topically. Learn about comfrey oil, its practical applications and potential contribution to skin healing and maintenance, as well as the FDA's concerns about it.

What Is Comfrey Oil?

Comfrey oil is extracted from comfrey (Symphytum officinale), a perennial herb of the Boraginaceae family with a black, turnip-like root and large, hairy broad leaves bearings small, bell-shaped flowers. The plant is native to Europe and grows in damp, grassy places such as ditches and riverbanks. It is typically found in Ireland and Britain on ditches and riverbanks, but it also grows in profusion in North America and western Asia.

The plant has found widespread use in folk and herbal medicine for its properties as a healing agent. Its oil, for instance, is ideal as a base for salves and has been used in folk medicine to treat wounds and skin infections.

Uses of Comfrey Oil

Many of the beneficial properties of comfrey are attributed to its high content of allantoin, a substance that, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, helps promote new skin cell growth, along with other substances that may work in reducing inflammation and maintaining healthy skin.2 Comfrey ointments have been used to help heal bruises and pulled muscles and ligaments.

Previously, comfrey was used in its tea form to aid in treating stomach problems, as well as ulcers, heavy menstrual periods, diarrhea, bloody urine, persistent cough and even cancer and chest pain.3 But experts have raised the alarm on consuming it, as it contains toxic substances called pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs), which damage the liver and can lead to fatality. According to the FDA, there is even evidence that PAs may be carcinogenic in sensitive body tissues when used orally.

The FDA reported this in 2001, when it sent letters to supplement manufacturers warning them not to put this herb in dietary supplements. Today, in the United States, comfrey is sold only in creams and ointments;...

7 Ways to Minimize Jet Lag "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

Jet lag, also known as flight fatigue, time zone change syndrome or desynchronosis, occurs when travel across time zones disrupts your internal body clock, resulting in mental, emotional and physical symptoms such as:1,2

  • Daytime sleepiness and lethargy followed by nighttime insomnia
  • Anxiety, irritability, confusion and poor concentration
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Headache, nausea, indigestion, dehydration and/or general malaise
  • Decline in physical and athletic performance3,4

There are a number of helpful tricks and "bio hacks" that can help minimize the effects of jet lag when traveling between time zones, or help you overcome the effects faster. This includes pretending you're in your destination time zone while still at home, stimulating your heart meridian at certain times, antioxidant support and use of supplemental melatonin. Interestingly, fasting may be an overlooked but potent antidote as well. I'll review a couple of different dietary techniques below.

How Air Travel Affects Your Body and Mind

Aside from jet lag, air travel can have a number of other health effects as well, including the following (see list below).5 Air travel is even associated with a number of psychological effects, courtesy of low oxygen levels (hypoxia), including increased anxiety, stress and other negative emotions that can make you grouchy and unfriendly.

On the other hand, a heightened emotional response can also present itself as tears of joy and relief when watching inflight entertainment. As reported by BBC News: ...

15:47

Open-Minded Drunk Chicks Encourage Shy Taxi Driver To Put His Bollywood Tunes Back On "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT A local taxi driver has today been asked to not be embarrassed about his taste in music, as a backseat of drunk Aussie girls encourage him to turn it up. The driver, who was listening a very loud Bollywood dance song just as the girls climbed into his ride, was quick to change []

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In5D Alternative News for October 19, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Welcome to In5D News, your source for Alternative News related to POSITIVE change in our society. Alternative news is the REAL news that is not being reported on the main stream media (MSM). It also reveals the propaganda that IS being reported by the MSM. If youve noticed, the main stream media promotes violence, fear, []

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Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 10/19/2017 New Upside Targets? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin price looks ready to resume its climb to the top of the new ascending channel or Fibonacci extension levels.

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Update: AIMs Dennis Banks Doing Well after Open Heart Surgery "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

AIM co-founder Dennis Banks

Published October 19, 2017

LEECH LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, successfully underwent open heart surgery at an undisclosed medical facility on Wednesday. After falling ill last month, the 80-year-old, was advised recently he needed to have open heart surgery.

His family issued this statement late Wednesday on his condition:

Dad is out of surgery! He did great! Thank you all for your prayers. They are working!

The next 24 hours are crucial to him having a strong recovery, so please keep the prayers coming.

Humbly Yours,

Tashina and Minoh Banks

 

 

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National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Joins Assembly of First Nations (AFN) in Calling for the Development of a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Indigenous Chapter "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

AFN Grand Chief Perry Bellegard at National Congress of American Indians 74th Annual Convention & Marketplace. Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert

Published October 19, 2017

MILWAUKEE  On Tuesday, October 18, 2017, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) membership overwhelmingly moved to support Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegardes request that NCAI join AFN in working to establish an Indigenous Chapter in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

National Chief Bellegarde was addressing NCAI at the NCAI 74th Annual Convention & Marketplace in Milwaukee, Wiscosin.

I thank the National Congress of American Indians for passing a unanimous motion supporting in principle an Indigenous Peoples Chapter in a renegotiated NAFTA and supporting our work to protect Indigenous rights, said Bellegarde. This is a strong show of solidarity by the First Peoples of Turtle Island and a strong message to the nation-states involved in the negotiations. Our inherent rights, Treaty rights and international rights in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples must be respected in the negotiations and in any final agreement.

AFN National Chief Bellegarde spoke passionately to the crowd of tribal leaders during the NCAI Second General Assembly about working across the borders that were created by others and separated our peoples.

It is an honor to work with our brothers and sisters in Canada to ensure Indigenous voices are a part of the NAFTA negotiations, said NCAI President Brian Cladoosby. NCAI member tribes see our collaborative work for inclusion of an Indigenous Peoples Chapter in NAFTA as a necessity to protect the rights of American Indian Tribes, Canadian First Nations, and the Indigenous peoples of Mexico.

NCAI members will vote to approve a resolution entitled Supporting the Inclusion of an Indigenous Chapter in any Renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (MKE-17-053) on Friday, October 20, 2017 dur...

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Cherokee Nation Chief Baker appoints Randy Campbell to Cherokee Nation Election Commission "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Cherokee Nation citizen Randy Campbell is administered the oath of office by Cherokee Nation Supreme Court Chief Justice John Garrett as Principal Chief Bill John Baker holds the Bible.

Published October 19, 2017

TAHLEQUAH   Cherokee Nation citizen Randy Campbell was sworn into office as the newest member of the Cherokee Nation Election Commission Monday.

Campbell, of Tulsa, was appointed by Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker to a four-year term that will conclude Oct. 1, 2021.

Im pleased to appoint Randy Campbell to the Cherokee Nation Election Commission, Baker said. Randy has tremendous experience in organizational management, which will be beneficial to the Election Commission.

Campbell retired in 2007 after spending 35 years with the Teamsters Local Union 253 in Tulsa, where he served as president and business manager. He also served on the executive board of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization.

Its an honor that my Chief and the rest of the board would ask me to be involved and take this position on, Campbell said. I hope I can fulfill their expectations and plan to do a great job.

The Cherokee Nation Election Commission is a five-member board. Two positions are appointed by the Principal Chief, and two positions are appointed by the Tribal Council. The four commissioners appointed by the Principal Chief and Tribal Council then select a fifth member.

In addition to Campbell, current board members of the Cherokee Nation Election Commission include Chairperson Shawna...

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The Relationship Between Light & Dark And Positive & Negative Polarity "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Todd, Guest writer, In5D.com In our current language system, the terms light and dark, and Positive and Negative polarity are being used interchangeably. The following is an overview of the construct we find ourselves within: Darkness is the absence of light. It does not contain a polarity aspect. It is the absence of light []

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Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Demonstrates Dangers of Industrial Agriculture and Factory Farming "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

If one is truly concerned about climate change, and wondering where to begin to reverse the damage being done to our planet, a great place to make changes would be the modern industrial farming and agriculture model.

In addition to the harm being done by the overuse of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides, overuse of nitrogen fertilizes and runoff from animal feeding lots is causing a unique ecological disaster.

In the Gulf Mexico, scientists have recently announced they have measured the largest oceanic dead zones ever recorded, just off the coast of Louisiana and Mississippi at the mouth of the Mississippi River.

This seasonal dead zone is an area of water where oxygen levels are too low to support life, due to an extreme water pollution.


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Wake Up And Envision The New Earth! "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Merry C. Battles, Guest writer, In5D.com Billions of planets, infinite number of stars and solar systems and here we are all alone on Mother Earth. The evidence of life else ware is abundant. Artists usually draw what they see and also use their imagination. Cave dwellers have etched figures of space men, Rocket ships, []

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14:50

Mother-In-Law Sneaks A Baby Snuggle Before New Mama "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Mother-In-Law Sneaks Into Hospital To Hold Baby Before New Mama

Mothers-in-law theyre like marmite. You either love yours, or you dont. You might have the worlds loveliest mother-in-law somebody who makes you feel like part of her family and loves you like her own. Or you might have a mother-in-law with whom things are, lets say, a little less idyllic. Chances are your worst mother-in-law story cant top this tale. This week, one mother-in-law left the Internet bewildered after news of her behaviour went viral. This story is horrifying in so many ways, so prepare yourself for some involuntary gasps and furious head-shaking as you read about the actions of one brand new grandma in the UK. A new mama took to the Internet to share the shocking story, and to gain some perspective as to whether she was right for feeling so upset. Writing on a Mumsnet thread (now deleted) the new mama explained how her mother-in-law massively overstepped the mark when her new granddaughter was born. The post explained the birth hadnt gone to plan, and the new mama was still in theatre when her baby was taken to a different room in the hospital. Her partner, who was understandably freaked out by how the birth had panned out, called his mum. And, although she offered her son some much-needed support, she also ended up holding the new baby before the mama had the chance to. According to the now-deleted post: [My mother-in-law] is a doctor and works in the same trust as I was delivering in, although she doesnt work in the womens hospital. Anyway, she was able to obtain access to the recovery area with her works access card, and just let herself in without permission. I wasnt asked if it was okay if she could be there, and because I was being stitched up in theatre still, she held my daughter before I even got to. The first cuddle is a big deal. Most of us spend the nine long months of pregnancy trying to imagine what that first cuddle will be like. What will it feel like finally to gaze down into our new babys eyes? Immediate skin-to-skin contact is now standard practice at a lot of hospitals, meaning the new mama is one of the first people in the...

14:38

United Kingdom Awaits "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The Trump Depression Hotline starts tomorrow. Thirteen member of The Stop Shopping Choir will crisscross the UK in a bus, performing and doing actions -- this is an old tradition for us, we first went to the UK with the Choir in 2005 and we try to go back every couple of years. We learn so much amongst the activists of the UK, going back to Reclaim the Streets and the Anti-Road Movement, Ange Taggert and the vacuum Cleaner and our ultimate spiritual guides the Space Hijackers, the No 3rd Runway renegades  and the wonderful artists of Liberate Tate--among so many others including our collaborators on this trip BP or Not BP  

 

Rev at the Tate Modern by Sophie Mullins

14:37

Rosneft, KRG sign contract to begin work on 5 oil blocks "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Rosneft, KRG sign contract to begin work on 5 oil blocks: [rudaw.net] ERBIL, Kurdistan Region In the latest development of their deal, Russian oil giant Rosneft and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have signed a contract to begin work on oil production blocks in the Region.

The parties agreed to implement the geological exploration program and to start pilot production as early as in 2018, Rosneft announced in a statement on Wednesday.

The company hopes to see full field development by 2021 of the five blocks that contain an estimated 670 million barrels of oil reserves. Rosneft will hold an 80 percent share.

Details of the locations of the five blocks were not provided.

The KRG has not immediately issued a statement on the new contract.

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Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD Back To Square One "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Points Bitcoin cash price declined sharply from $390 and traded towards $300 against the US Dollar. A major bullish trend line with support at $310 prevented declines on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken). The price is now back in the bearish zone below the $350 resistance level. Bitcoin cash price Continue reading Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD Back To Square One

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14:15

Skin Hunger What Is It And Why Do We Experience It? "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Skin Hunger - What Is It And Why Do We Experience It?

Practise skin to skin! We hear it often in those first days and weeks with our newborn. We also hear about the golden hour after birth, when we snuggle, uninterrupted, with our freshly born baby. And really, is there anything better than snuggling a fresh babe? But as our baby grows and becomes more independent, those snuggles might be shorter and further apart.

Skin Hunger - What Is It And Why Do We Experience It?

When our children are small, we often take our closeness with them for granted, but the older they get, the less physical affection they receive. As a result, many people experience skin hunger, and research suggests it has more of an impact on us than we realise.

What Is Skin Hunger?

Whether or not we are familiar with the term, most of us have experienced skin hunger. We might have known it at one particular point in our lives, or perhaps its something we feel often. Skin hunger is the deep desire for physical contact with another person. It might be the longing for a hug, or the need for connection that cant be met with words, texts or even video chat. Touch is a human beings first form of communication. Our skin is our largest organ. Its no surprise touch is so vital to our wellbeing. Our culture, however, with its emphasis on independence, and oversexualisation (some wonder if its even okay to cuddle their children) seems to work against touch. When we add our overwhelming family schedules, modern living can lead to many people, including children, experiencing skin hunger.

Why Is Touch So Important?

For newborns and infants, touch is vital to their development. It isnt just calming, it is key to helping their brains grow. Touch also helps with sensory integration, regulating stress hormones, and helping babies to form an appropriate attachment which affects the rest of their lives....

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18 Hard Truths Your Soul Needs You To Remember "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Souls arent tangible but they form the core of our beings. They are the spiritual reality that constitutes us and if we try, we can always perceive them.

Below you will find a list of hard to accept truths that your soul wants you to pay close attention to. If all you need is a reminder this article is for you. Never forget your true self!

18 hard truths your soul needs you to remember:

1. No one is completely alone on their path


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10+ Soldiers Were Photographed Before, During, And After War. The Results Will Disturb You. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"



Before:

"My city friends think I am brave but I don't see it like that at all. It looks so bad on the news but it's alright really."

"I was scared just before leaving the U.K. I didn't know what to expect. I haven't been scared here but I know there will be times when I will be."

After:

"A day after that IED it came over the radio that the Afghan soldier was in intensive care but stable. That was the best feeling ever."

"A few months later I treated a little boy with burns to his whole body. He was dead tiny, a lovely looking lad."

"We made him stable - stable enough to get to Bastian. But two days later his body went into shock and he died."

"They had to return the body for us to hand back to the family. Carrying him dead having carried him alive two days previous...it was a weird feeling."

Before:

"I am going to miss my family. I have been to Iraq before but not Afghanistan."

"I don't know what to expect but am looking forward to getting out there now."

After:

"In the morning when I wake up and in the evening before bed. but out there I was just praying all the time, thinking of my family at home."

"Sometimes I'd pray during a patrol itself. I was scared."

Especially when in contact, you don't know what will happen. I was expecting the worst."

"Right now I feel a little bit angry, sometimes my temperature rises very quickly especially if I stay too long inside."

Before:

"I am going to say good bye to my family early as I have goodbyes. I am going to miss them. I'm not scared though. I can't wait!

I joined the army when I was 15 it is all I wanted to do and I can't wait to get there."

After:

"People think you can just sail through life but it is not as easy as that. You could get hit by a bus and that would be that."

"You never know what is going to happen - especially out there."

"You could go out on patrol and that could be you, finished. I reckon we should leave them to do their own thing."

"We have lost too many. You see guys coming back missing 3 limbs."

"They are not going to be able to get a job on city street are they?"

"So I don't really see the point. It's not as if we are going to gain anything in Afghanistan, are we?"

"It's their own pr...

13:44

Volcanic eruptions linked to social unrest in Ancient Egypt "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Around 245 BCE Ptolemy III, ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt, made a decision that still puzzles many historians: After pursuing a successful military campaign against the kingdom's nemesis, the Seleucid Empire, centered mainly in present-day Syria and...... Read more

Atmospheric rivers eye Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, heavy rain expected "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A frontal system will begin to approach the Pacific Northwest by Wednesday evening, October 18, 2017, with precipitation increasing throughout the day and into tonight. The same system will equally affect Canada's British Columbia. Heavy rain will continue...... Read more

13:33

4 Strange Cancer Remedies That Have Really Worked "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Liivi Hess; The Alternative Daily

Western medicine would have us believe that the only solution to cancer is chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy or any combination of the above.

Practitioners recognize that these therapies are harsh at best, and present their own heady collection of nasty side effects that sometimes equal or even surpass those brought on by the cancer itself. People lose their hair, suffer extreme debilitating headaches, develop temporary or even permanent memory loss, and run the risk of exposing their vital organs to irreparable damage.

The side effects of those therapies, however, are seen as a necessary part of cancer treatment. Kind of like a no pain, no gain sort of scenario, pushed to the absolute extreme.


Myself, Im a firm believer in exploring natural, more holistic options before resorting to the drastic measures presented by conventional medicine. Why would I risk making the situation worse with chemo when I could potentially treat the cancer with a far friendlier alternative?

Youve probably heard about some of those friendly alternatives. Anthocyanins from certain berries, vitamin C from citrus fruits, vitamin E from olive oil, healthy saturated fats from avocados. These are all considered superfoods in their own right, and those who want to keep cancer well off their radar usually make a point of including them in their daily eats.
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13:30

SPREADING: Plague Cases In Madagascar Have More Than Doubled In 7 Days "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The number of plague cases has more than doubled to a total of 805 in Madagascar in the past week, according to Madagascars Office of National Risk and Emergency Management. At least 74 people have died of the curable disease so far this year. There were 320 suspected and confirmed cases as of last Tuesday. While plague is endemic in the island country of Madagascar, which typically sees 400 or so cases in the September-to-April outbreak season, this recent outbreak has several differences.

First, the infections began earlier in the season, with the first case in August. And, crucially, more than 70 percent of infections have been pneumonic, meaning they are airborne and spread person to person via saliva droplets when an infected person coughs, making them far more infectious and easily spread than the more typical bubonic cases, which are spread by fleas on rats. READ MORE

13:27

IM THE WORLD NUMBER 1 INSIDER! (LIKE ONE DIVERSIFICATION OF MY TOP RANK MILITARY ACTIVITY) "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

www.thefourthway-ofeconomy-thinktank.webnode.com.ar/ ;

http://military-strategy-and-tech.webnode.com.ar/news/final-judgement-of-the-new-world-order-devil-pedophile-trash-by-me-like-judge-attorney-and-verdum-of-god/

(R) Senator Bob Dole says: Lt. General ***** (RE) Al "Wolf" Rovati Earth Planet Military Commander, will win The Economy Novel Prize (with DEA Mention) and by be a nice Diplomat, also will win The Peace Novel Prize (Certainly a Peace Novel Butcher Prize lol).

Bob, Napoleon Bonaparte says: "The Humor Sense can be a Great Councelor", after all "The World are of The Daring Ones with a Good Education" (Asking NYSE lol) www.facebook.com/alejandro.rovati Sally Housband!!!

13:25

7 Brutal Phases Every Skilled Empath Experiences "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Mystical Raven

Discussing anything in terms of phases is always a bit of a hit-and-miss. Phases can overlap, and there is no right or wrong order to things. Nevertheless, Ive found that there often is a certain order to how clients go from being an overwhelmed empath to becoming a skilled empath. The phases outlined below are intended as a helpful indication, but they are not in any way strict rules about how things must go.

1. The Burdened Phase

Your sensitivity feels like a deficiency, a burden, something you need to get rid off. You try hard to prove to the world and yourself that you can toughen things out, not care about how youre feeling, and be like other people. Youre fighting yourself because thats what you learned you were supposed to do somehow. You may or may not know about empaths at this point but, either way, youre convinced its doom and gloom from hereon out.


2. The Basic Self-Care Phase

Youve taken measures to take better care of yourself. These measure are very much in line with the kind of self-care generally recommended for HSPs (empath or not). You take time to rest and digest things. You avoid overstimulating environments. Youre doing what you can to make peace with your introversion and your sensitivity.
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Biological Hazard (Health Alert) Cyclosporiasis Outbreak: U.S. Nationwide "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

CDC still stumped on source of Cyclospora; victims top 1,000 With more than 1,000 victims confirmed since May 1, the so-called seasonal outbreak of cyclospora in the United States has slowed down, but officials say more people are expected to get sick and they have not identified the source of the parasite. Investigators at the []

13:20

Libel suits could soon be rolled out for sharing Fake News "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Political content on the internet, paid or not, should face substantial federal regulation to eliminate undefined disinformation, and users of platforms and news feeds, from Facebook, to Twitter, to the Drudge Report and even New York Times, could be punished for sharing fake news from those sites, the former Democratic chair of the FEC is urging. In a broad proposal that adds threatening libel suits to

regulatory plans already pushed by Democrats on the Federal Election Commission, ex-chair Ann Ravel believes that there is support for expanded regulation in the wake of reports foreign governments spent $100,000 on 2016 political ads on Facebook. She would include fake news, not just paid ads, to be regulated, though its never defined other than the Democrats description of disinformation. And anybody who shares or retweets it could face a libel suit. READ MORE

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North Korea warns unimaginable strike if US continues military drills with South Korea "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

North Korea has upped its war talk once again, warning the United States it faces an unimaginable military strike. The Kim Jong-un regime was reacting to the continued drills being carried out by the US and South Korea in the region. Next week the allies will carry out Courageous Channel in which Americans in the area will practice being evacuated in the event of a crisis.

Although it is carried out twice a year, it has heightened fears of military conflict. North Koreas state news agency said in a statement: The US is running amok by introducing under our nose the targets we have set as primary ones. The US should expect that it would face unimaginable strike at an unimaginable time. READ MORE

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Here Are 7 Things You Do Different Because You Have High Emotional Intelligence "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Simple Capacity

Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and process your own as well as others emotions. People with higher than usual emotional intelligence, understand the world and its people better and can regulate their emotions according to their surroundings and environment.

Listed below are seven things people with higher than normal emotional intelligence do differently.

1. Driven

People with high emotional intelligence are very driven in general. They are not blind to the problems of the world and the people but that does not mean that they get disheartened and give up. They find out new ways to deal with these issues and get everything done. They want to change the world for the greater good of humankind.


2. Self Aware

People in possession of high emotional intelligence are self aware, which means that they are not blind to their strengths and weaknesses. They always know what their weak points are and how they have to work on them. They also know what their strong points are and how they can improve on them. They are comfortable being whoever they are and are self assured.
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5 Strategic Ways to Determine Someones Emotional Energy "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Peace Quarters

Our emotions showcase what we are currently feeling something.

Have you ever noticed when you are with a person who is depressed, you tend to become depressed as well? On the other hand, there are people you will have fun with because they have a lighter emotional vibe. Hence, you would find yourself improving your mood because they are in a good mood as well.

This type of energy is also known as subtle energy.

Different cultures believe that this is life force. This is the one that goes away when a person dies.


For the Chinese, this is also known as chi. This is something needed by people to ensure that they are in perfect health.

The emotional energy of people can be essential in relationships. You do not want to be with someone who will always pull you down. You need to lift each other up all the time. There are moments when your chemistry would just be perfect together, and this is the reason why you are compatible with each other. If your chemistry does not mix well, you will break up eventually because you do not see things the same way.
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13:04

Nazca Alien Mummy DNA Results Reveal Mummified Remains Are Not Human "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Ivan; Ancient Code

Sensational news regarding the mummified alien remains discovered in a remote cave near Nazca Peru: 30 percent of this DNA is similar to the human being, but 70 percent is not. The DNA tests were carried out by the BioTecMol laboratory,

The mummified alien remains are said to have been found in a remote cave near Nazca Peru. Now, researchers claim that DNA tests results show the mummified beings are NOT human.

Sensational news has been received from the group of researchers behind what is considered one of the most sensational discoveries ever made. The latest DNA test results carried out on the alleged three-fingered mummified remains discovered in a remote cave in Nazca Peru suggest they are NOT human.


Ufologist and journalist Jaime Maussan made the sensational announcement about the mummified remains at the Ufology World Congress in Montserrat, Spain:

Tests were carried out to arrive at an extraordinary conclusion.

30 percent of this DNA is similar to the human being, but 70 percent is not.
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13:03

Biological Hazard Cholera Outbreak/Fatal Rotavirus Diarrheal Epidemic (Update) 2017/10/17: Africa "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

CHOLERA, DIARRHEA AND DYSENTERY UPDATE (120): AFRICA ************** Published Date: 2017-10-18 13:00:33 Subject: PRO/EDR> Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (120): Africa Archive Number: 20171018.5388369 In this update: Africa [1] Cholera Sudan [2] Cholera Zambia (Lusaka) [3] Cholera Angola (Zaire) ****** [1] Cholera Sudan Date: Tue 17 Oct 2017 Source: AllAfrica, Radio []

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Markets Update: Bitcoins Pre-Fork Price Rollercoaster Begins "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin markets tumbled during the early hours of October 18 dropping roughly 6-7 percent to a low of $5,101 per token. Bullish optimism seemed to be stepping off to the sideline today as the decentralized currency struggled to capture the $5,640 zone again.

Also read: Preparing for the Bitcoin Hard Forks: A Step-by-Step Walkthrough

Bitcoin Markets See Some Short-Term Sell-Off

Bitcoin markets had a bit of sell-off today, as the currency has dropped from yesterdays high of $5,640 to a low of $5,101 per BTC. At press time the value has rebounded as the price per bitcoin is hovering slightly above the $5,600 range, with around $2.3B in 24-hour global trade volume. At the moment, buyers seem to be waiting for better positions as the sell-off might not last, and the uptrend may pick up again in the short term. Surpassing the $6K range is still the talk of the town among traders, and even though two forks are approaching, these traders are still optimistic. Today, bitcoin markets might stick around its current territory and consolidate between the $5,580-$5,650 zone; unless further support breaks down when Japanese markets open.   

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Journalist Behind Leak that Exposed Clintons Criminal Campaign Donors, Blown Up in Her Car "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Maltese Investigative Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was described as a One-Woman WikiLeaks after she led the Panama Papers investigation, was killed on Monday afternoon in a car bomb near her home.

Galizias career was devoted to exposing establishment corruption, and her most recent work revealed that Maltas prime minister, Joseph Muscat, and two of his closest aides, had connections to offshore companies that linked them to the sale of Maltese passports, and showed that they had received payments from the government of Azerbaijan, according to a report from the Guardian.

During a press conference on the attack, Muscat acknowledged Galizias work, and said, Everyone knows Ms. Caruana Galizia was a harsh critic of mine, both politically and personally, but nobody can justify this barbaric act in any way.

However, Galizias son is not convinced, and he referred to Muscat as a clown who was taking advantage of the situation by making statements to parliament about a journalist he spent over a decade demonizing and harassing, just hours after her death.


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Ginsenoside Rb1 prevents homocysteine-induced dysfunction of endothelial progenitor cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

n/a PMID:  Sci Rep. 2017 Oct 12 ;7(1):13061. Epub 2017 Oct 12. PMID: 29026158 Abstract Title:  Ginsenoside Rb1 prevents homocysteine-induced EPC dysfunction via VEGF/p38MAPK and SDF-1/CXCR4 activation. Abstract:  Hyperhomocystinemia (HHcy) is known as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Our previous study showed that ginsenoside Rb1, the major active constituent of ginseng, prevents homocysteine (Hcy)-induced endothelial damage. However, the role of ginsenoside Rb1 in Hcy-induced dysfunction in endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) remains unknown. In the study, we found that ginsenoside Rb1 reversed the Hcy-induced impairment of adhesive and migratory ability in EPCs which were significantly abolished by CXCR4 antagonist AMD3100 and VEGFR2 inhibitor SU5416. Ginsenoside Rb1 significantly reversed Hcy-induced SDF-1 reduction in the supernatant and in the serum. Ginsenoside Rb1 reversed downregulation of SDF-1 and VEGFR2 protein expression, inhibition of p38MAPK phosphorylation induced by Hcy. Re-endothelialization in balloon-injured carotid arteries significantly increased with EPCs transplant, and was even better with Rb1 treatment. This effect was significantly abolished by AMD3100. AMD3100 also decreased the number of CM-DiI labeled EPCs in injured arteries. Here we show for the first time that Rb1 prevents Hcy-induced EPC dysfunction via VEGF/p38MAPK and SDF-1/CXCR4 activation. These findings demonstrate a novel mechanism of the action of Rb1 that may have value in prevention of HHcy associated cardiovascular disease.

12:56

PR: Spectiv Major Virtual Reality ICO Receives over $1 Million in Presale "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Spectiv Virtual Reality

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release.

Spectiv VR

Virtual reality streaming platform Spectiv has just closed its private early supporter presale, where Signal Tokens were sold for a total of 3,548 ETH, 32 BTC, and $58,000 USD. Spectiv is a dedicated VR media platform where users can stream their VR video experiences to the world, and where others can enjoy those experiences from the comfort of their homes. It is a niche streaming platform similar to Twitch, but with a focus on VR content. Learn more about it here: www.spectivvr.com.

Signal Tokens

Signal Tokens will be used on Spectivs platform to directly connect
advertisers with attention influencers. This is achieved through Spectivs Ad Campaign Smart Contracts which advertisers can use to directly reward viewers, publishers, and curators for driving attention to their ads. Every ad view and click that occurs on the ad is communicated to the Ad Campaign Smart Contract which then autonomously rewards Signal Tokens.

The Signal Token Protocol is not limited to the Spectiv platform; it is open-source. The protocol is designed for any media platform to adopt and implement. Spectiv brings integral value to this protocol by acting as the pioneer and first use case, providing a foundational layer for other media platforms to benefit from and build upon. This pragmatic approach to token creation could bridge the gap between blockchain theory and real-world utility.

Successful Presale

The Spectiv presale was executed in partnership with Sutton Stone exclusively for early supporters of the project. Presale participants were required to pass qualification screenings in compliance with OFAC and other KYC checks. All presale participants engaged in a personalized...

12:49

Ginsenoside Rg3 inhibits the senescence of prostate stromal cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Oncotarget. 2017 Sep 12 ;8(39):64779-64792. Epub 2017 May 4. PMID: 29029391 Abstract Title:  Ginsenoside Rg3 inhibits the senescence of prostate stromal cells through down-regulation of interleukin 8 expression. Abstract:  Senescent stromal cells support the development of prostate cancer and are considered potential therapeutic targets. This research evaluated the regulatory effects of ginsenoside Rg3 on the senescence of prostatic stromal cells pre-incubated in medium supplemented with 0.5% fetal bovine serum. The results revealed that ginsenoside Rg3 decreased the number of stromal cells positively stained with a senescent cell marker (senescence-associated-galactosidase). Ginsenoside Rg3 also increased the viability of stromal cells and promoted cell cycle transition from G0/G1 to S phase, as well as inhibited the carcinoma-associated fibroblast-like phenotype in prostate stromal cells, through the up-regulation of smooth muscle cell markers SM22 and smooth muscle myosin heavy chain. Conditioned medium collected from stromal cells treated with ginsenoside Rg3 exhibited an attenuated effect on the promotion of prostate cancer cell migration compared with conditioned medium from stromal cells without Rg3 treatment. Down-regulation of interleukin 8 (IL-8) in a dose- and time-dependent manner was observed in ginsenoside Rg3-treated stromal cells, and over-expression or addition of IL-8 reversed the anti-senescence role of Rg3 in prostate stromal cells. Furthermore, ginsenoside Rg3 down-regulated IL-8 expression by decreasing the reactive oxygen species level in prostatic stromal cells and reducing the transcriptional activity of IL-8 promoter by damping the transcription factors C/EBP and p65 binding to IL-8 promoter. Our research revealed that ginsenoside Rg3 was able to inhibit prostate stromal cell senescence by down-regulatingIL-8 expression. The results suggest a potential value for ginsenoside Rg3 in prostate cancer treatment through the targeting of pro-carcinogenic senescent stromal cells.

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12:48

US Regulators Debate Whether Bitcoin is Commodity or Security "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

In the US, both the SEC and CFTC continue to assert jurisdiction over various aspects of the Bitcoin trade, though market action shrugs off attempts to regulate.

12:47

STUDY FINDS A SUBSTANTIAL VERY STRONG LINK BETWEEN GMOS & MULTIPLE DISEASES "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Its no secret that we are living in a time where chronic disease continues to rise at an exponential rate, especially within the past couple of decades. New evidence continues to mount suggesting that Genetically Modified Organisms (more specifically GM food) might have played, and do play a key role in those statistics.

A study published in the Journal of Organic Systems last September examined US government databases, researchers searched for GE (Genetically Engineered) crop data, glyphosate application data, and disease epidemiological data while performing a correlation analysis on a total of 22 different diseases.

Researchers reached an alarming conclusion:

These data show very strong and highly significant correlations between the increasing use of glyphosate, GE crop growth and the increase in a multitude of diseases. Many of the graphs show sudden increases in the rates of diseases in the mid-1990s that coincide with the commercial production of GE crops. The probabilities in the graphs and tables show that it is highly unlikely that the correlations are a coincidence. The strength of the correlations shows that there is a very strong probability that they are linked somehow.  (1)

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12:46

United Nations News Centre - Libya: Smugglers holding refugees and migrants in deplorable conditions, say UN agencies "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

United Nations News Centre - Libya: Smugglers holding refugees and migrants in deplorable conditions, say UN agencies: 17 October 2017 After weeks of conflict in western Libya, United Nations agencies have been working around the clock to meet the urgent needs of the more than 14,000 refugees and migrants who had been held captive in numerous locations in the coastal city of Sabratha approximately 80 kilometres west of Tripoli.

The refugees and migrants were taken to a hangar in the Dahman area in Sabratha that has been serving as an assembly point since the onset of the crisis, Andrej Mahecic, Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told reporters Tuesday at the regular press briefing in Geneva.

From the hangar in Sabratha a main departure point for migrant boats attempting to journey across the Mediterranean to Europe they are being transferred to official detention centres for humanitarian assistance by Libyan authorities, who estimate that an additional 6,000 migrants and refugees remain captive by smugglers. If confirmed, it would bring the total number of those held to 20,500 including those in official detention centres.

12:43

Frustrating! Women STILL Dont Understand What Mansplaining Means "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Exasperated men around the country have been at pains to point out that many women simply dont understand what mansplaining is, despite widespread media coverage of the word.

Let me explain it to you slowly and simply so you can understand, Sydney man Mitch Lambert said today. Mansplaining, in its most basic form, is to explain something to someone typically a man to a woman in a manner regarded as condescending or patronising. Im not sure why thats so hard to understand.

He said it was frustrating to have to explain the meaning of the word over and over again. But look, Ill happily do it. Well just keep going until we find a way that women can understand.

12:43

Haunted House in Maine Shut Down After Bodies Inside Discovered To Be REAL "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

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WATERVILLE, Maine  

A haunted house in a small Maine town was shut down by police this past weekend after it was discovered that the proprietors were using real dead bodies as part of their displays.

Maureen and Carl Taylor have been running the haunted house for over 10 years, but this year guests say something just wasnt right.

I went through, and it smelled weird, which I thought was just those fog machines or something; they smell pretty bad sometimes, said patron Mary Clarke. But the further you went in, the worse it got, and then there were no fog machines. I walked right past what I thought was a prop body, but when I looked really closely, there were maggots coming out of the eye sockets. I nearly screamed!

The Taylors say that they have no idea how the dead bodies got inside, as they have been using the same store-bought props for the last decade. Police are questioning the Taylors, as well as other locals who visited the house. They say there were no reported break-ins at the morgue, and the local cemetery does not have any freshly dug-up sites.

Its a real mystery, but these bodies just appeared out of nowhere, said Police Chief Christopher Davis. Its really just disturbing. Last I checked, dead guys do not get up and walk away by themselves.

Police say that the Taylors are not suspects in any sort of cadaver tampering, but that they will be charged with criminal neglect, among other charges, for letting unknowing people that close to processed dead bodies.

12:42

Ginsenoside Rg3 attenuates cisplatin resistance in lung cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Oct 11 ;96:378-383. Epub 2017 Oct 11. PMID: 29031195 Abstract Title:  Ginsenoside Rg3 attenuates cisplatin resistance in lung cancer by downregulating PD-L1 and resuming immune. Abstract:  Programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) as one the most important immune checkpoint was verified to involve in chemotherapy resistance in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Ginsenoside Rg3 is isolated from Chinese herb-Panax ginseng which is recognized to boost immune and has anti-cancer activity against a majority of carcinomas including NSCLC. In this study, we aim to identify whether Rg3 could attenuate the PD-L1 expression induced by resistance to cisplatin and draw out the underlying mechanisms of PD-L1 in this process. Human lung cancer cell lines A549 and A549/DDP (cisplatin-resistance) were used. Cell viability was detected by MTT assay, the PD-L1, Akt and NF-B p65 protein expression were detected using Western blot analysis, the T cells cytotoxity to tumor cells was detected by crystal violet staining living residual tumor cells after coculture of tumor cells and T cells. The results showed that Rg3 could inhibit the growth and alleviate the resistantto cisplatin of A549/DDP cells. PD-L1 was overexpression in A549/DDP cells than A549 cells. Rg3 could decrease the PD-L1 expression induced by chemoresistance and resume the T cells cytotoxity to cancer cells. NF-B p65 and Akt were involved in the PD-L1 overexpression and restrained by Rg3. Therefore, Rg3 could be regarded as a new agent targeting PD-L1 in chemotherapy refractory NSCLC.

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12:33

Biological Hazard Fatal Vibrio cholerae Outbreak/Epidemic (Update) 2017/10/18: Yemen "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Yemen cholera outbreak closes in on 850,000 cases Since the cholera outbreak began in October 2010, months after the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake, 800,665 cases have been reported, including 9,480 deaths. This was the most recent data I reported on concerning the Haiti situation back in May. Since Apr. 27, 2017 through Oct. 17, 2017, Yemen []

12:25

Global Mind Energy Report: Impact of Mass Meditations HIGH & CME Effects | October 18th, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


by Justin Deschamps

The following report details the current state of geomagnetic activity and resulting effects on human consciousness, which can be used to guide one's activities in meditation, mass meditation, personal energy work, and self-mastery practices.
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12:25

Ginsenoside Rg3 could enhance the efficacy of erlotinib to inhibit the proliferation of pancreatic cancer cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Oct 13 ;96:619-625. Epub 2017 Oct 13. PMID: 29035827 Abstract Title:  Ginsenoside Rg3 enhances the anti-proliferative activity of erlotinib in pancreatic cancer cell lines by downregulation of EGFR/PI3K/Akt signaling pathway. Abstract:  Erlotinib has shown activity in the management of pancreatic cancer. However, the benefit of EGFR blockade is limited due to EGFR independent PI3K/Akt signaling pathway. Studies have reported that Ginsenoside Rg3 strongly inhibited PI3K-Akt signaling pathway of many carcinomas. We aimed to investigate the activity of Ginsenoside Rg3 to sensitize erlotinib in treating pancreatic cancer in vitro and in vivo. Human pancreatic cancer cell lines BxPC-3 and AsPC-1 were used. Cell proliferation and colony formation assay, Annexin V/PI apoptosis analysis, Western blot analysis, immunohistochemistry and in vivo study were carried out. Ginsenoside Rg3 enhanced the anti-proliferative effects of erlotinib in BxPC-3 and AsPC-1 pancreatic cancer cells and xenograft. Ginsenoside Rg3 enhanced erlotinib-induced apoptosis and increased caspase-3,9 and PARP cleavage expression levels. Erlotinib/Ginsenoside Rg3 treatment decreased the levels of p-EGFR, p-PI3K, and p-Akt expression significantly. Ginsenoside Rg3 could enhance the efficacy of erlotinib to inhibit the proliferation of pancreatic cancer cells via induction of apoptosis and downregulation of the EGFR/PI3K/AKT pathway.

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12:23

Christian university drops Crusaders mascot to be less offensive "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A Christian university in Idaho has dropped its Crusaders mascot, claiming there has been a growing diversity of opinion regarding the mascot and nickname in recent years that led to the change. On Monday, Northwest Nazarene University President Joel Pearsall announced the institution would be adopting Nighthawks as its new nickname. Pearsalls announcement concluded a lengthy process in

which university stakeholders moved to drop the crusaders moniker, according to an article published on the schools website. From the article: Over the past several years, NNUs Board of Trustees has discussed and considered the possibility of changing the universitys institutional nickname and mascot. In 2016, the board appointed a task force composed of NNU trustees, alumni (one of whom serves as a missionary), students, representatives of NNU athletics, and faculty members. READ MORE

12:22

Haha Says Mate Who Just Had His Life Ruined During A Group Chat Roast "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT A close friend who has just felt the wrath of his entire social circle through a barrage of humorous abuse, is not fooling anyone with his light-hearted shrug off. The incessant and targeted banter, which is now verging on hate speech, has been going for roughly twenty minutes now as his mates []

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12:21

What You Are Not Being Told about the North Korean EMP Threat This is Serious "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


A congressional subcommittee on homeland security heard the bad news late last week from two experts who have been studying Americas vulnerability to an existential threat , a North Korean EMP. The threat of a North Korean nuclear attack on the U.S. is almost unimaginably worse than turning a city like Chicago or Denver into ashes, they testified if just one of the nuclear weapons North Korea is now known to possess could be directed toward the heartland of the U.S. and detonated in the upper atmosphere, it could fry the electrical grid with an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), paralyze communications and transportation nationwide, instantly plunge the country back into a 19th century-style existence and cause 90 percent of Americans to starve to death in one year.
Tune in as we discuss this and detail exactly what the bible says about an EMP, when things go dark in the last days and what to do.
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12:20

First global art provenance platform ARTEX initiated a crowdsale "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

October 18, 2017 ARTEX, the worlds first decentralized provenance platform, announces the start of a token presale campaign. Through the whole crowdsale campaign project team aims to collect a soft cap of $5,000,000 and $15,000,000 of maximum funding. ARTEX offers reliable and convenient platform for art market with fraud-proof provenance and transactions, copyright protection Continue reading First global art provenance platform ARTEX initiated a crowdsale

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12:15

Betrium launches Pre-ICO, Worldwide Bookmaker and Betting Exchange "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Oct 17, 2017, Amsterdam, Betrium announces pre-ICO launch on 23 October with 500% bonus at start. Betrium is the solution developed by group of entrepreneurs and MIT & MIPT graduates offering the first worldwide betting service (betting exchange & bookmaker) with zero-commissions accepting crypto-currencies and offering platform for event organizers, developers, and third party service Continue reading Betrium launches Pre-ICO, Worldwide Bookmaker and Betting Exchange

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12:13

Omega-3 long chain-polyunsaturated fatty acids could have a potential therapeutic impact on chronic inflammation in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Clin Nutr. 2017 Sep 23. Epub 2017 Sep 23. PMID: 28987470 Abstract Title:  Potential therapeutic impact of omega-3 long chain-polyunsaturated fatty acids on inflammation markers in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: A double-blind, controlled randomized trial. Abstract:  BACKGROUND & AIMS: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is the most frequent dystrophy in childhood generated by a deficiency in dystrophin. DMD is a neuromuscular disease and its clinical course comprises chronic inflammation and gradual muscle weakness. Supplementation of omega-3 long chain-Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (-3 long chain-PUFA) reduces inflammatory markers in various disorders. The goal of this research was to analyze the influence of -3 long chain-PUFA intake on gene expression and blood inflammatory markers in boys with DMD.METHODS: In a placebo-controlled, double. Blind, randomized trial, boys with DMD (n = 36) consumed 2.9 g/day of -3 long chain-PUFA or sunflower oil as control, in capsules, for a period of 6 months. Blood was analyzed at baseline and at months 1, 2, 3, and 6 of supplementation for expression of inflammatory markers in leukocytes and serum.RESULTS: There was high adherence to capsule intake (control: 95.3%  7.2%, and -3 long chain-PUFA: 97.4%  3.7% at month 6). Enrichment of EicosaPentaenoic Acid (EPA) and DocosaHexaenoic Acid (DHA) in erythrocytes increased significantly in patients supplemented with -3 long chain-PUFA compared with the placebo group during the 6 months of supplementation. Messenger RNA (mRNA) of the Nuclear Factor kappa beta (NF-B) and its target genes InterLeukin 1 beta (IL-1) and IL-6 was downregulated significantly (p 

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12:09

Mississippi School to remove Jefferson Davis and replace with Barack Obama "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A public elementary school in Mississippi named after the president of the Confederacy will be renamed to honor the first black president of the United States. Davis Magnet International Baccalaureate Elementary in Jackson, which is named for Jefferson Davis, will be renamed Barack Obama Magnet International Baccalaureate Elementary beginning next school year, the schools PTA president, Janelle

Jefferson, said at a Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night. The prospect of changing the name of what Jefferson called the best elementary school in Mississippi was raised by a student, she told NBC News. They know who [Davis] was and what he stood for, she said. This has a great impact on them, because [Obama] is who they chose out of anybody else they could. This is the person that the whole school supported. He was their Number One choice.  READ MORE

12:05

The Scroop Rilla Corset on real bodies "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Id hoped to show the Scroop Rilla Corset on models when I launched it, but unfortunately due to timing issues that wasnt possible.

The Scroop Rilla Corset Pattern Scrooppatterns.com

Happily, weve now managed to do a full photoshoot with the Rilla, and I can show you how it looks on actual bodies!

Both Jenni and I are wearing the Rilla Corset in size 38, with Average hip flare.  Jenni wears View B in white coutil, and I wear View A in peach pink brocaded cotton.

The size 38 in Average is a perfect match to my measurements. Jenni has an exceptionally small waist compared to her hip size, so the ideal Rilla Corset for her would be custom fitted to her measurements: shortened, as she is petite, and let out slightly in hip and at the underbust, to accomodate her amazing curves.

I give guidelines on adjusting for fit in the Rilla Corset pattern, and will also be demonstrating custom fitting on Jenni in a later post.  Although not an absolutely ideal fit, the standard pattern still fits her quite well.

WWI era corset, Rilla Corset, 1910s Corset, Corset pattern

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12:02

Ready When You Are Says Unprocessed Refugees After Entire Decade On Nauru "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT After an entire decade of indefinite detainment on the tropical pacific island of Nauru, the war-weary families of men, women and children currently trapped inside the regional processing centre have made it clear to their captors that they are good to go whenever the Australian Government. Whenever suits, guys they said. Surely this []

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11:56

Chicken Compost System "IndyWatch Feed Diy"


Our chickens generate about 4 wheelbarrow loads of compost a week during the summer that we can transplant directly into and grow a tremendous amount of crops in. In exchange for that, they give us 12-16 eggs a day. And they cost us about a penny per bird per day.

Our main expense is buying in millet and sunflower seed. The other whole grains we barter for, and we collect compost scraps from local organic sources, as well as hay and wood chips to make the basic bulk mix. This system has evolved steadily over time, there is much more to learn and understand, but the basic pattern feels reliable and functional and were excited to share it with others so they can take from it whatever components feel most useful.

Edible Acres
Located just north of Trumansburg, NY in the beautiful Finger Lakes, we are a permaculture nursery and forest farm research space focused on low and no tech solutions.
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Magnitude 6.0 100km SSE of Pangai, Tonga October 18, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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Magnitude 6.0
100km SSE of Pangai, Tonga
2017-10-18 12:00:59 UTC
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11:46

Top 10 Tips Mothers Want To Share With Expectant Parents "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Top 10 Tips Mothers Want To Share With Expectant Parents, Survey Reveals

Experienced mothers are great sources of advice. A new survey has identified the Top 10 Tips they want to share with expectant parents. Whether they have months or years of experience under their belts, these mothers know what youre going through. They have been knee deep in the trenches of motherhood and have lived to tell the tale. Now they want to share their top tips with parents just about to embark on the same journey. Motherhood is such a huge change. In some ways, it's impossible to prepare for it. It doesnt matter how much time you spend organising your nappy station, looking up breastfeeding positions, or tirelessly reading parenting books, its inevitable youll still feel overwhelmed at some point. And its only natural. Becoming a mother is a huge step and it will take time to find your footing in your new role.

Top 10 Tips Mothers Want To Share With Expectant Parents

A survey, carried out by The Baby Show, asked 1,000 parents what advice they would like to share with expectant parents. Here are the results:

#1: Ask For Help

Almost one in five participants highlighted this as their number one tip. Its no surprise, because it is an invaluable piece of advice. Whether its pride, self-image or social expectation, or just sheer bloodymindedness, new parents often try to do everything themselves, without any help or support. But theres need to go it alone. In the end, there are no prizes for parents who dont ask for help. The early years of parenting are relentless, and there's nothing wrong with asking for support. Dont be afraid to reach out to friends and family when you need a hand. Not used to asking for help? 6 Ways To Build Your Support Network After Having A Baby will give you a start. 

#2: Sleep While The Baby Sleeps

Newborn babies sleep a lot (just not usually when you want them to), and it can be tempting to try to maintain your normal waking hours so you can get things done. As many new mamas do, you migh...

11:30

Gold & Crypto Report Goldman is a gold bug (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Gold & Crypto Report Goldman is a gold bug Video The Daily Economist Video Source

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11:22

Local Mans Day Sufficiently Bad Enough To Warrant Purchase of Frozen Pizza, White Wine "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Stephen Kovari has had an absolute cunt of a yesterday. Speaking to The Advocate from his humble Betoota Ponds studio apartment, the 36-year-old salesperson said everything could go wrong did go wrong, before paraphrasing the rest of the songs more offensive lyrics. First, his boss called him into his office first thing. We []

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11:07

Wife Shares What Energy Drinks Did To Her Husbands Brain While She Was 9 Months Pregnant "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This is a cautionary tale, not one to make you afraid but one to make you aware. Its highly unfortunate that an experience such as this that happened to Brianna, but it will now be used as an example to showcase to the world: the harmful effects that energy drinks have on our whole body. I urge all readers to take into consideration, more so than ever, what happens to your body and potentially your family when you continue to choose to neglect your body.

Most people who live in western society are expected to, and often times have no choice but to work Monday-Friday 9-5, just to make ends meet in order to support their families. Humans have been finding difficulty meeting the demands that their workplace expects from them. Long commutes to work usually make a person feel tired, depressed, and even anxious, and with mental illness on the rise, its truly no surprise that people resort to external substances to keep them alert and on the go.

These substances can come in many forms like coffee or energy drinks, for example. A study by the World Health Organization has warned children and teenagers who drink sugar and caffeine-laden energy drinks are at risk of potentially harmful adverse and developmental effects especially daily.

These are some of the health concerns listed by the National Institute of Health:

  • Large amounts of caffeine may cause serious heart and blood vessel problems such as heart rhythm disturbances and increases in heart rate and blood pressure. Caffeine also may harm childrens still-developing cardiovascular and nervous systems.
  • Caffeine use may be associated with palpitations, anxiety, sleep problems, digestive problems, elevated blood pressure, and dehydration.
  • Guarana, commonly added to energy drinks, contains caffeine. Therefore, the addition of guarana increases the drinks total caffeine content.
  • Young adults who combine caffeinated drinks with alcohol may not be able to tell how intoxicated they are.
  • Excessive energy drink consumption may disrupt teens sleep patterns and may fuel risk-taking behavior.
  • Many energy drinks contain as much as 2550 g of simple sugars; this may be problematic for people who are diabetic or prediabetic.

Below is the story of Brianna, as told in her own words, of how her and h...

10:59

DIY Chunky Industrial Shelves "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Hey friends!  Happy Wednesday! Today we are sharing some really cute shelves we built for my bedroom!  I recently found the cutest metal brackets by Crates & Pallet, and I knew it was time for new shelves!  Check out what we did with ours in this weeks YouTube video!   How fun are those? One {...Read More...}

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10:43

Nationwide Human Trafficking Stings Ensnare Multiple Cops84 Kids as Young as 3 Months Freed "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Matt AgoristNationwide human trafficking busts captured cops and high-level military, and more than 80 children were rescued, one of whom was only 3-months old.
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10:33

How The Elite Dominate The World Part 2: 99.9% Of The Global Population Lives In A Country With A Central Bank "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Michael SnyderEven though the nations of the world are very deeply divided on almost everything else, somehow virtually all of them have been convinced that central banking is the way to go. Today, less than 0.1% of the population of the world lives in a country that does not have a central bank. Do you think that there is any possible way that this is a coincidence? And it is also not a coincidence that we are now facing the greatest debt bubble in the history of the world. In Part I of this series, I discussed the fact that total global debt has reached 217 trillion dollars. Once you understand that central banks are designed to create endless debt, and once you understand that 99.9% of the global population lives in a country that has a central bank, then it finally makes sense why we have accumulated so much debt.  The elite of the world use debt as a tool of enslavement, and central banking has allowed them to literally enslave the entire planet.
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10:29

Parking MinexCoin, an Easy Route to Saving "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

While the crypto world is disturbed about ICO bans, regulatory actions, and other uncomfortable innovations, we decided to reall the project which lets you wait out the storm. Latest crypto news around the world have already caused quite a stir, and most experts agree that things will undoubtedly be very interesting in the near future. Continue reading Parking MinexCoin, an Easy Route to Saving

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10:13

Way to go, Greenies "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

GREEN ENERGY FAILS EVERY TEST By John Hinderacker, Power Line Blog. The sad story of Minnesotas green energy failure is one that no doubt is being replicated around the country. And one of the ironies of green energy is that it is terrible for the environment. Liberals will tell you that Minnesota is one of

10:07

Unfair trade: US beef has a climate problem "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Yoshinoya is one of the biggest fast-food chains in Japan, serving up the popular gyudon beef bowl. The company strongly prefers American beef in its products to the point that it switched to pork when beef from the US was banned briefly in 2003. Photo by Shuichi Aizawa CC BY 2.0 via Flickr Go to any US city and youll spot Americans gorging on Big Macs and Whoppers at McDonalds and Burger King. Visit Japan, and youll see folks slurping down gyudon beef bowls, an incredibly popular dish featuring rice, onion and fatty strips of beef simmered in sweet soy sauce. Culture, tradition and geography might divide us, but a love for fast, cheap food thats rich in beef definitely unites us. But that growing demand for beef has immense environmental repercussions, especially regarding a stable climate a fact not addressed by global trade agreements. Back in January, one of Donald Trumps first actions as president was to pull the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP), a multi-country trade deal that would have ramped up commerce with Asian countries and opened Japan to a flood of US beef. But Trumps move slammed the door on the US beef industrys designs for the lucrative Japanese market, the top export market for American ranchers, thanks partly to dishes like gyudon. What lies ahead for the industry now that TPP is off the table is unclear. But no matter what transpires, environmentalists fear for the planets future if trade deals

Audio: Indonesian rainforests for sale and bat calls of the Amazon "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

This episode of the Mongabay Newscast takes a look at our new investigative series, Indonesia for Sale, and also features a new acoustic study of Amazonian bats. We recently published the first installment of a new investigative series Mongabay is doing in collaboration with The Gecko Project. The series is called Indonesia For Sale, and the first article looks at the land deals and the powerful politicians and businessmen behind them that paved the way for the explosion of industrial agriculture Indonesia has seen in recent decades. Mongabays Indonesia-based editor Phil Jacobson joined the Newscast in our Brooklyn-based studio to tell us all about this important reporting project last year he appeared on the Newscast to discuss the impacts of climate change on the Mekong Delta. Then we speak with Adri Lpez-Baucells, a PhD student in bat ecology and conservation whose acoustic studies of bats in the central Amazon document the effects of forest fragmentation on bat foraging behavior. In this Field Notes segment, Lpez-Baucells plays some of the recordings and explains how these recordings have led to new species being found in the central Amazon for the first time. Cash for conservation: Do payments for ecosystem services work? Mexico takes unprecedented action to save vaquita First-ever population estimate of the mysterious marbled cat from continental Asia revealed Record Amazon fires stun scientists; sign of sick, degraded forests Trade in silky and thresher sharks now to be strictly regulated Ivory is out in the UK, as government

10:06

Lower Abdominal Pain in Women: Causes, and Effective Home Treatments "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Lower abdominal pain is more common among women than men. Very often, cramping feelings below the belly button, pain in the pelvic area, or lower back pain are caused by a womans menstrual cycle. Women are also more prone to developing infections in the bladder, urinary tract and kidneys, and inflammation in these organs can be another source of female lower abdominal pain.

Diagnosing the exact cause of lower abdominal pain in women can be a challenge. The abdominal area in women has most of the reproductive organs and these can become irritated during your monthly cycle. Sometimes, the pain can occur directly in the lower abdominal area and can range in intensity from a mild ache to sharp, stabbing pains. However, very often pain radiating from the lower back, having kidney stones, or even having a heart attack can cause a painful lower abdomen and pelvic cramping.

In most cases, a heat pack can help to ease the pressure in the lower abdomen and help get rid of the pain that female lower abdominal pain causes. Even in cases of abdominal pain that need medical attention, warmth can help to reduce irritation and relieve painful symptoms of pelvic and abdominal cramping.

In this article, you will find out the many causes of lower abdominal pain and lower back pain affecting women. You will also find practical ways to treat pain in your lower abdomen at home.

Symptoms of Lower Abdominal Pain in Women

To help find out what could be the source of your lower abdominal pain, its important to know what other symptoms can accompany pelvic cramping.

Very often, lower abdominal aches and pains that are associated with your menstrual cycle may follow a regular pattern. For example, in the middle of your cycle during ovulation, you may have light abdominal cramping just below your belly button. This could be associated with light spotting before your period.  Also, the pain in the area between your genitals and belly button can intensify just before your period and you may have other premenstrual symptoms at the same time.

Female pain in the lower abdomen along with a flank pain, a burning sensation when you pee, urine that has a cloudy color and smells bad, and a frequent urge to use the bathroom, could be symptomatic of an infection in your urinary system.

Sometimes the abdominal pain can be accompanied with pain in other body parts, for example: kidney stones can cause abdominal or groin pain and can also cause intense flank pain.

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10:04

Crowdholding: Co-Creating Companies to Success "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Does your startup have plans to open to the public in the future? As a consumer, are you interested in selling your knowledge for money? Crowdholding has got you covered!

10:02

Quincunx, Electricity, Computer The Mastermind of Sir Thomas Browne "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Sir Thomas Browne was an English author of numerous medical, religious, scientific and esoteric works. He was born on the 19th of October 1605 and died exactly 77 years later on the 19th of October 1682. This numerological symmetry seems in his case more of a necessity than a coincidence for it supports his theory on the quincuncial order in nature. In 1658 Browne published The Garden of Cyrus, a book in which he composed a whole discourse upon the significance of the geometric pattern of quincunx in various forms of nature and art.

In short, quincunx is arranged of five points, with four of them forming a square (sometimes rectangle) and the fifth one at its centre. Brownes use of the quincunx is in certain respects straightforwardly numerological: it is the sovereign number, the middle digit in the sequence of primary Arabic numerals one to nine; it is the conjugal number, and its Roman form, the V, is half a quincunx which, joined with another, becomes X the first or fundamental letter of Christs name (GC 1, 181), and is therefore associated with generation and regeneration (Claire Preston, Thomas Browne and the Writing of Early Moder...

10:00

Universal Basic Income: Visionary or Wishful Thinking? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

By Susan Boskey Universal Basic Income, also known as UBI, social credit and Basic Income Guarantee, is not a new concept. However, it is being

10:00

Tensions rise in fish farm dispute "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

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RCMP officers, one wearing a mask, during discussion with fish farm opponents, October 2017.

David Suzuki and BC Chiefs lend support for Fish Farm protests

by Hanna Petersen, North Island Gazette, October 18, 2017

Three fish farm protestors have been summoned to court for their participation in the occupation of three Marine Harvest fish farms off the coast of Vancouver Island.

The injunctions were served by the RCMP on Monday, just days after a gathering that included renowned Canadian scientist David Suzuki, Chiefs representing a number of BC First Nations, and local supporters near Swanson Island was held to voice support for the occupation.

I am here to offer my admiration and thanks to people who are occupying the fish farms, said Suzuki during the Oct. 14 gathering. This is far more than a battle over the local waters and the wild fish that pass by, this is a battle about a way of seeing our place on the planet, he continued.

What you are talking about is a land where your people have lived for thousands of years. Wher...

09:57

The FDA Wants to Turn Vitamins into Drugs "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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by ANH-USA

We must keep the FDA from turning a vital nutrient over to Big Pharma. Action Alert!

An important study finds that carbidopa, a standard Parkinsons drug, irreversibly binds to and permanently deactivates pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P5P), a key form of vitamin B6 in the body. The authors describe the essential role P5P plays in the body: [P5P] is required for the function of over 300 enzymes and proteins. Virtually every major system of the body is impacted directly or indirectly by [it].

Youre not likely to hear from a conventional doctor how this drug destroys a vital nutrient in your body, just as youre unlikely to hear how a host of other drugs interfere with the bodys absorption of key vitamins and minerals. (The FDA hasnt approved alternative therapies for Parkinsons, such as focused ultrasound, even though it is approved for similar conditions.)

Actually, the FDA would prefer you to take your B6 in the form of a drug. You may recall the case of pyridoxamine, one of three bioavailable forms of vitamin B6. This vitamin has many health benefits; indeed, we could not live without B6. Notwithstanding, in 2009 the FDA banned the supplement form of pyridoxamine in response to a petition from a drug company, which wanted to use it in a drug formulation.

P5P faces a similar threat. The FDA is considering a petition from Medicure Pharma to...

09:55

Mtis Nation of Alberta Responds to '60's Scoop Announcement - Mtis Nation of Alberta | Mtis Nation of Alberta "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

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For Immediate Release



Mtis Nation of Alberta responds to 60s Scoop Settlement Announcement

by Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett



Edmonton, AB October 17, 2017 Citizens of the Mtis Nation of Alberta, The Mtis Nation of Alberta is very disappointed in the Federal governments omission of Mtis people from the recently announced compensation program for survivors of the 60s Scoop.

Working with the Mtis National Council, who have already responded to Minister Bennett, the Federal Minister of Indigenous Relations, MNA is calling for the fair and equitable treatment of Mtis Nation citizens who were victimized by this horrendous Government program.

Minister, I truly believed Canada was on the path of doing what is right for Mtis people. Dont let us down.

Throughout everything we do, we will always have one foot firmly rooted in the past, acknowledging the work and the struggles of those who have come before us. Our other foot will always be moving forward, pushing for a better future of Mtis pride, Mtis rights, and a strong Mtis Nation.

In solidarity,

Audrey Poitras
President
Mtis Nation of Alberta



For more information, contact:

Rolando Inzunza

Director of Communications and Citizen Engagement

Metis Nation of Alberta

780-455-2200 ext. 395

rinzunza@metis.org

09:55

Rural Doctors, technically Vets "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The Government is offering a 20,000 incentive bonus to any GP willing to tackle the medical problems of rural communities, including fleas, worms and no qualms about mating with blood relatives. These pioneering doctors will be given extra training in how to deal with draining a putrid, maggot-infested cat-bite abscess or telling a villager to stop biting cats.

The Royal College of GPs said there is a serious shortage of staff willing to express a furry anal gland, unless it was part of a medical school initiation ritual. Sadly, too many doctors do not realise that rural residents have almost 70% DNA in common with human patients, and 86% with the average gibbon.

Some do not want to work in the countryside, for fear of toxoplasmosis, village fetes and Wicker Men filled with jam. That said, rural practitioners attest to meeting friendly residents who will let you rub their belly in exchange for a bowl of doggy treats or a chance to sniff your posterior.

There will of course be challenges, with many doctors at risk of being bitten by a rabid patient or that patient voting for UKIP. Said one GP, at first I was concerned about communicating with different species, but once I realised they didnt have souls or access to Caf Nero, I relaxed. And the euthanasia part is almost a bonus.

09:50

Own this currency [no, its not a cryptocurrency] "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Own this currency [no, its not a cryptocurrency] by Simon Black Sovereign Man With the nearly daily moves to record highs among the hundreds of cryptocurrencies that currently exist, talking about regular currencies seems about as out-of-fashion as that...

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09:29

This FERC commissioner rejected the agencys approval for the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Late last Friday night, FERC issued certificates of approval for both the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines. It was a cowardly, horrific move for the agency to dump this news on a Friday night but we didnt expect much better from an agency now run by Trumps fossil-fueled appointees.

However, there is an interesting side to this story. One FERC commissioner, Cheryl LaFleur, dissented with the others on their decision. This is the first time she has dissented on a pipeline application in her many years of service ever. By contrast, the two commissioners who voted in favor of the pipelines were appointed barely a couple months ago.

Read her dissent below, or download a PDF here, and share widely. Stay tuned big actions to come.


Statement of Commissioner Cheryl A. Lafleur on Order Issuing Certificates and Granting Abandoment Authority under CP15-554 et al.

With the increasing abundance of domestic natural gas, the Commission plays a key role in considering applications for the construction of natural gas infrastructure to support the delivery of this important fuel source. Under the Certificate Policy Statement, which sets forth the Commissions approach to evaluating proposed projects under Section 7 of the Natural Gas Act,the Commission evaluates in each case whether the benefits of the project as proposed by the applicant outweigh adverse effects on existing shippers, other pipelines and their captive customers, landowners, and surrounding communities.1 For each pipeline I have considered during my time at the Commission, I have tried to carefully apply this standard, evaluating the facts in the record to determine whether, on balance, each individual project is in the public interest.2 Today, the Commission is issuing orders that authorize the development of the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project/Equitrans Expansion Project (MVP) and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project (ACP). For the reasons set forth herein, I cannot conclude that either of these projects as proposed is in the public interest, and thus, I respectfully dissent.

Deciding whether a project is in the public interest requires a careful balancing of the need for the project and its environmental impacts. In the case of the ACP and MVP projects, my balancing det...

09:29

Cop Catches Bear Out Snooping And Lets Him Off With A Warning "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Seeing some shady character prowling about in the middle of the night, peeking into shop windows, was sure to raise a few red flags. Fortunately, the responding officer in this case understood he has the right to bear arms (and legs, etc.).

Deputy Nevins works the graveyard shift for the Placer County Sheriff's Office in California. On Tuesday evening, while on routine patrol in Kings Beach, Lake Tahoe, he happened upon a "suspicious subject"  a rather large black bear who may or may not have been up to no good. Upon seeing he'd been caught snooping, the bear was visibly startled. But rather than make a big deal out it, Nevins decided to let him off with a warning.

"Dont be breaking into any of them businesses, he instructed the furry suspect, who clearly got the message.

Nevins was able to resolve the situation perfectly.

"We receive numerous bear-related calls throughout the year and always try to handle them as low-key as possible," a sheriff's office spokesperson told The Dodo. "We recognize we have to coexist in Tahoe and just want to make sure they move along so they don't cross paths with a citizen. Their sweet tooth usually leads them into garbages and homes while they attempt to plump up before the winter!"

Thankfully, while bears can be an intimidating sight, conflicts with humans living nearby can easily be avoided. And with that, everybody wins.

09:26

BANKEX Proof-of-Asset Protocol: Financial Market Evolution "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

There are two Protocols that are widely used today: Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake, they are perfect for cryptocurrencies. However, with the growing demand in facilitating asset liquid and yet avoiding long and tiring procedures of traditional stock market compliance and regulations a new approach has paved its way BANKEX was proud to present their Proof Continue reading BANKEX Proof-of-Asset Protocol: Financial Market Evolution

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09:22

Creepy Callista Gingrich Confirmed As Vatican Ambassador "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Pope Francis rejected a French ambassador because he was gay, will he reject Callista Gingrich for having an affair with Newt while his wife was dying of cancer? Callista Gingrich, the wife of former House Speaker and GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, was confirmed as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican earlier this week. She has []

09:20

9 Exercises to Release Neck and Shoulder Pain "IndyWatch Feed Health"

This article is shared with permission from our friends at Paleohacks.  Neck and shoulder pain now thats a sure way to put a kink in your day.   While knots in any muscle group are frustrating, isolated tension in the shoulders and neck is particularly uncomfortable. Find relief today with these...

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09:16

Here's Why Your Dog Definitely Shouldn't Eat Halloween Treats "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Every October 31, trick-or-treaters return home with pumpkin-shaped baskets overflowing with fun-sized Snickers bars, Runts, Sweetarts and the occasional (and unfortunate) mini package of raisins. But its not just kids who can make themselves sick on sweets Halloween candy can be especially toxic to dogs, explains Dr. Rachel Barrack, a New York City-based veterinarian.

Never share Halloween candy with your pet, Barrack tells The Dodo. What is delicious to us can be very harmful to your cat or dog. Any time your pet ingests something they shouldnt, contact your veterinarian immediately. The pile of sweets can be dangerously tempting to the family pet, so its important to keep it well out of paws reach and avoid problems down the road.

So what Halloween hazards should pet parents be most concerned about? Here are some of the top candies that can cause problems on the most spooky of nights:

Chocolate



Most pet owners are already well aware that chocolate and dogs just dont mix (unless were talking chocolate labs), but sometimes only a small piece can be cause for concern. Larger dogs can typically ingest more chocolate than smaller breeds without consequence so a Great Dane may be able to eat a few Hersheys Kisses without symptoms, while a Chihuahua will suffer immediately. (That still doesnt mean any dog should do it!)

The type of chocolate can also influence a dogs reaction. Chocolate contains methylxanthines (such as caffeine and theobromine), and dogs are much more sensitive to these than people are. Methylxanthines are found in all chocolates to varying degrees. White chocolate contains less than milk chocolate, while milk chocolate contains less than dark or semisweet chocolate, Barrack says. Dark and semisweet chocolate have the greatest probability of being harmful to your dog.  

If your dog manages to get into the candy basket, watch for signs of signs of chocolate toxicity, such as gastrointestinal upset (vomiting, diarrhea), as well as increased heart and respiratory rates, muscle rigidity and, in certain serious cases, seizures, cardiac failure and coma.

No matter the amount of chocolate, its a good idea to call your emergency vet or the...

09:10

Technology Disruptor to Create Chatbot Marketplace on the Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Moscow, Russia (October 18, 2007) Launching its token sale this week, MiniApps.pro aims to be the leading technology disruptor in development of world-wide chatbots. Miniapps.pro will be a chatbot marketplace that combines AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, smart contracts and chatbot technologies. By implementing the blockchain into its already robust platform, the MiniApps.pro suite of tools Continue reading Technology Disruptor to Create Chatbot Marketplace on the Blockchain

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09:10

Why There Is No More Agriculture in Puerto Rico, According to Farmers "IndyWatch Feed Health"

  This amazing article was written by Nicole, a holistic nutritionist with a strong belief that it is possible for everyone to discover how good their body is designed to feel. Nicole works in partnership with her clients to achieve a lifestyle that is both balanced, fulfilling and nourishing. Go...

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09:09

Wind farm equipment shuts down Interstate 25 in Colorado "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The Colorado Department of Transportation is working to reopen I-25 in Pueblo. The accident has several lanes of the highway shut down between Abriendo and Central avenues. A semi was involved in an accident. A large piece of equipment from the Vestas wind farm fell onto the road. Large equipment has been brought in to remove the

09:08

Bitcoin, blockchain and ICOs: Confused? We explain "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

(JR)  Bitcoin is no longer just for geeks in obscure corners of the internet. Today you can use the digital currency to fly to Britain, buy an apartment and enroll in the London Sushi Workshop. Fans like its libertarian footing, how it dodges government control and how especially in this privacy-challenged era it boosts anonymity. But some detractors blast bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a fraud, while others argue that they fuel cybercrime.

Unlike the American dollar or British pound which are guaranteed by central banks that set interest rates and print currency, stabilizing their value bitcoin is decentralized. No one controls it. In part for that reason, its value has yo-yoed wildly. After more than quadrupling against the dollar between January and August 2017, bitcoin fell by a third in the first two weeks of September. Some blamed a crackdown on digital currencies in China and the fraud comments from J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, who compared bitcoin to the Dutch tulip bubble of the 17th century. Yet as Fortune magazine...

09:06

Many Men Feel Threatened by Intelligent Women Heres Why "IndyWatch Feed Health"

This amazing article was written by Nicole, a holistic nutritionist with a strong belief that it is possible for everyone to discover how good their body is designed to feel. Nicole works in partnership with her clients to achieve a lifestyle that is both balanced, fulfilling and nourishing. Go check...

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09:02

Render Payment: Revolutionizing High-Risk Merchant Payment Processing "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Although the ubiquitous nature of credit and debit card usage throughout the world has revolutionized financial transactions, the glaring reality for many small business owners is that a select few payment processors who dominate the industry have a stranglehold on the flow of money.  Many large merchant account providers will refuse to process transactions for high-risk businesses, Continue reading Render Payment: Revolutionizing High-Risk Merchant Payment Processing

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09:02

Mini Horse Escapes Wildfire In Backseat Of Car "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Miniature horse Stardust typically has plenty of room to roam around his Northern California home, so it came as quite a shock when he suddenly had to squeeze into the back of a sedan.

Thankfully, carrots made for a tasty and convincing bribe.

Credit: Lauren Mesaros

On Monday, Lauren Mesaros, a registered nurse at University of California San Francisco (UCSF), got the call to evacuate when her Santa Rosa property was threatened by wildfire. With mere railroad tracks standing between her home and the Tubbs Fire, Mesaros knew she didnt have long. But evacuating her pet horses, Gypsy, Connie and Stardust, proved difficult.

She got her two mares in her trailer, but Stardust didn't fit, Cindy Mesaros, Laurens sister-in-law, told The Dodo. With no other transportation available on such short notice, getting Stardust into Mesaros 2001 Honda Accord became a matter of life and death for the small horse.

Credit: Lauren Mesaros

With the help of neighbor Carol Spears "horse whisperer" powers, Lauren was able to lure Stardust into the back of her car with a carrot, Cindy Mesaros noted.

He went right in like a dog! she said.

Before driving off, another neighbor snapped a photo of the unhappy pony sitting in the car, and Cindy Mesaros posted it to her Facebook page.

Mesaros and her horses found safety at Windhorse Ranch in nearby Sebastopol, where they anxiously waited for the all clear.

While Mesaros home was spared by the fire, she was most grateful that everyone got out in time. When a pet lover has to evacuate, they take what's most important to them, Cindy Mesaros said, and for all of us, that means our pets.

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08:58

Aluminum adjuvants in vaccines another attempt for something, anything "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.

Here we go again, another attempt to link aluminum adjuvants in vaccines to something, despite the lack of real evidence for anything. Recently, an attempt by the disreputable pair of anti-vaccine researchers to show a link between aluminum adjuvants and autism was retracted by the journal. Several researchers have proposed a systematic review (which are considered

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08:57

An 80-Foot Steel Kraken Will Create an Artificial Coral Reef Near the British Virgin Islands "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

All images via Owen Buggy

This past April a massive 80-foot steel kraken was purposefully sunk into the Caribbean Sea on top of a decorated WW2 ship. The former Navy fuel barge and its monstrous passenger were placed underwater in order to jumpstart a new coral ecosystem, while also serving as a cutting-edge education center for marine researchers and local students from the surrounding British Virgin Islands. The project is titled the BVI Art Reef, and aims to use sculptures like the porous kraken as a base to grow transplanted coral.

The Kodiak Queen, formerly a Navy fuel barge named the YO-44, was discovered by British photographer Owen Buggy approximately two and a half years ago on the island of Tortola. Instead of letting the historic vessel get picked apart for scrap metal, Buggy approached former boss Sir Richard Branson about collaborating on a restorative art installation. Together with nonprofit Unite B.V.I., artist group Secret Samurai Productions, social justice entrepreneurial group Maverick1000, and ocean education nonprofit Beneath the Waves, the project was established as both an eco-friendly art installation, and a philanthropic measure to rehabilitate native marine species.

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08:52

If You Were a Strict Mother, This Is What It Probably Did to Your Child "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Growing up, did you ever think your parents were being too strict? Maybe youre one of those strict parents, whether you admit it or not. But do strict parenting styles really deserve all the flack they get? The funny thing is, the science suggests that being a stricter parent can...

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08:49

HostCoin ICO: WEB HOSTING BUILT ON THE BLOCKCHAIN "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Blockchain technology has the capabilities to change a variety of things in the world and can also be the backbone of a new internet. One place that blockchain technology has not had an impact on yet is web hosting. However, HostCoin is trying to change that and is well on their way to doing so. Continue reading HostCoin ICO: WEB HOSTING BUILT ON THE BLOCKCHAIN

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08:45

Trump Calls the Congressional GOPs Bluff "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

From Iran to Obamacare to DACA, the president is acting on what Republicans have long promised, in a way that rightly devolves power to the legislative branch.

CNNIn September 2015, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Ed Royce (R-Calif.) said, while voting against then-President Barack Obamas agreement with Iran to trade sanctions relief for inspections of Tehrans nuclear program, This isnt just a bad dealits a disastrous deal and it enables Iran to become far more dangerous.We have to judge this deal on the long-term national security interests of the United States. Does it make the region and the world more safe, secure, and stable? In my judgment, clearly it does not.

Two years later, Royce was singing a much different tune: As flawed as the deal is, I believe we must now enforce the hell out of it.

What changed? Royce will

08:40

Regional Regulators in North America Are 'Closely Watching' ICOs "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A new report suggests that securities regulators in North America are increasing their oversight of the blockchain funding model.

08:38

Ornament Is Crime: A Visual Manifesto for the Modernist Home "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Walter Gropius, Gropius House (Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1938) ( courtesy Paul Marotta/Getty Images)Walter Gropius, Gropius House (Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1938) (courtesy Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

Absence of ornament has brought the other arts to unsuspected heights, proclaimed Adolf Loos in his 1908 essay and lecture Ornament and Crime. The quote precedes the hundreds of photographs of modernist homes compiled in the new book Ornament is Crime: Modernist Architecture by Matt Gibberd and Albert Hill. Beethovens symphonies would never have been written by a man who had to walk about in silk, satin, and lace, the Loos quote continues. Anyone who goes around in a velvet coat today is not an artist but a buffoon or a house painter.

 Ornament is Crime: Modernist Architecture Cover of Ornament is Crime: Modernist Architecture (courtesy Phaidon)

Perhaps some of Looss railing against Art Nouveau has not aged well, yet his reaction to the ostentatious decoration of some early 20th-century architecture was echoed through the Modernist styles that followed. Ornament is Crime, published by Phaidon, takes a broad look at what is modernist in design, ranging from Looss own architecture to familiar names from the movement, like Le Corbusier, Eileen Gray, and Mies van der Rohe, as well as contemporary work by Snhetta, Tadao Ando, and David Adjaye....

08:33

And You Say You Love Them! But Your Not Honest With Them! (video) "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Jeremy McDonald) This year has really taught me on a deeper level about how we are truly not honest with ourselves and how we project on to others to make ourselves feel better about ourselves.

Let's talk about this for a bit...

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08:30

Omega-3 fatty acids might be a viable antihypertensive agents for targeting TRPV4 to reduce systemic blood pressure. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

n/a PMID:  Cell Rep. 2017 Oct 3 ;21(1):246-258. PMID: 28978477 Abstract Title:  Omega-3 Fatty Acids Modulate TRPV4 Function through Plasma Membrane Remodeling. Abstract:  Dietary consumption of-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), present in fish oils, is known to improve the vascular response, but their molecular targets remain largely unknown. Activation of the TRPV4 channel has been implicated in endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation. Here, we studied the contribution of -3 PUFAsto TRPV4 function by precisely manipulating the fatty acid content in Caenorhabditis elegans. By genetically depriving the worms of PUFAs, we determined that the metabolism of -3 fatty acids is required for TRPV4 activity. Functional, lipid metabolome, and biophysical analyses demonstrated that -3 PUFAs enhance TRPV4 function in human endothelial cells and support the hypothesis that lipid metabolism and membrane remodeling regulate cell reactivity. We propose a model whereby the eicosanoid's epoxide group location increases membrane fluidity and influences the endothelial cell response byincreasing TRPV4 channel activity. -3 PUFA-like molecules might be viable antihypertensive agents for targeting TRPV4 to reduce systemic blood pressure.

08:30

Ballots are out! Heres Elephant Journals endorsements for Boulder City Council etc. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Note: though I like 6 candidates running, you can only vote for 5 total. If you vote for 6 or more, your vote will not be counted. On the other end, if you realllly like 3 or 4 candidates (I liked 3 most of all), voting for fewer than 5 candidates is great. This year []

08:26

Three Candidates Vying to President of National Congress of American Indians "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Candidate tables provide informaion about candidates at Wisconsin Convention Center in Milwaukee on Wednesday afternoon.

Published October 18, 2017

MILWAUKEE The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) members will cast their votes tomorrow to be president the nations oldest and largest American Indian organization. The NCAI president serves for a two-year term.

This year there are three candidates running to take the helm from Brian Cladoosby, who is term limited after serving two terms as president of the NCAI.

The three candidates, Fawn Sharp, president, Quinault Nation; Harold Fraizer, chairman, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe; and Jefferson Keel, lt. governor, Chickasaw Nation, made their pitches to the general assembly on Wednesday morning.

Fawn Sharp

Fawn Sharp is the current president of the Quinault Indian Nation in Taholah, Washington. Her past positions included managing attorney and lead counsel; and staff attorney for the Quinault Indian Nation, administrative law judge for the Washington state Department of Revenue Tax Appeals Division, Quinault Tribal Court Associate Judge, and Counsel for Phillips, Krause & Brown.

I am an advocate; I am passionate. One mission I have been telling caucuses is that I will work to ensure that every tribal nation lives as the Creator intended on the lands gifted to our ancestors. We live in place where their is much infringem...

08:21

Pilot Meets A Pit Bull On One Of His Rescue Missions And Decides To Adopt Her "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Derek Harbaugh works as a pilot for Wings of Rescue, flying dogs back and forth to help them find their forever homes. So hes used to meeting all different dogs, from every walk of life, every day. He loves all the dogs on his flights but never really bonded with any in particular until he met Pinky. 

Credit: Jill Monahan

After Hurricane Irma devastated the island of St. John, Wings of Rescue helped out by flying dogs off the island and to the safety of shelters and rescues in the U.S. One team flew a group of dogs to Fort Lauderdale, where they stopped to refuel and switch crews, which is when Harbaugh joined the flight and met Pinky for the first time. 

Credit: Derek Harbaugh

She stared at me as I climbed into the cockpit and thats where it all started, Harbaugh told The Dodo. Once we arrived at our cruising altitude the other pilot took over and I went into the back to check on Pinky. I stuck my fingers in the crate through the door and she leaned up against the door and my fingers with all her weight. I opened the crate and she crawled into my lap and buried her head in my hands. After a couple minutes, her tail began to wag and we hung out for a little while before it was time for her to go back into her crate. 

Credit: Derek Harbaugh

When the flight finally landed in New Hampshire, Harbaugh made sure Pinky was the last dog to be unloaded so he could say goodbye. Once she was loaded onto the truck headed to...

08:20

Witness reports missing time after military helicopter and UFO "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The witness experienced missing time during the UFO experience. Pictured: Homer City, PA. (Credit: Google) by Roger Marsh A Pennsylvania witness at Homer City reported being woken by the sound of a military helicopter and then saw a triangle-shaped object that seemed to cause a loss of time, according to testimony in Case 81494 from []

08:20

Roy Moore Says Kneeling for the Anthem Is Illegal, and Hes Totally Wrong "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/NewscomRoy Moore, the Republican candidate currently running for Attorney General Jeff Sessions old Alabama Senate seat, is very mixed up about free speech.

The former judgewho was twice removed from office for his conservative culture war agenda, contrary to the lawtold TIME magazine that NFL players who kneel during the national anthem are actually breaking the law.

Its against the law, you know that? said Moore. It was a act of Congress that every man stand and put their hand over their heart. Thats the law.

It isnt. Thats completely wrong, actually.

Moore is probably referring to a section of the U.S. code that recommends standing for the national anthem, removing headgear, and placing ones hand over ones heart. But the code does not require people to do this, and if it did, the Supreme Court would undoubtedly strike it down.

Its not clear to me that

08:19

Polyunsaturated fatty acids influence inflammatory markers in a cellular model for canine osteoarthritis. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2017 Oct 13. Epub 2017 Oct 13. PMID: 29030883 Abstract Title:  Polyunsaturated fatty acids influence inflammatory markers in a cellular model for canine osteoarthritis. Abstract:  Although it is well recognized that dietary supplementation with fish oil improves clinical symptoms in dogs suffering from osteoarthritis, the molecular basis for the dietary benefit is not yet completely resolved in dogs. This study was designed to further clarify how polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) affect key factors of cartilage degeneration in a canine cell culture system mimicking osteoarthritis. Canine chondrocytes were incubated either without or with 10 m of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), arachidonic acid (AA) or 3.6 m ibuprofen (Ibu) as positive control for 6 days. After the supplementation, cells were stimulated with 10 ng/ml interleukin-1 (IL-1) for another 48 hr to induce osteoarthritic changes, or left unstimulated. We analysed fatty acid uptake via gas-liquid chromatography, nitric oxide (NO) production via Griess assay, prostaglandin E (PGE) production via ELISA and relative gene expression of several cartilage matrix proteinases, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2 via RT-qPCR. After supplementation, the chondrocytes rapidly incorporated the PUFA into their fatty acid pools. The stimulation with IL-1 caused a marked increase of most of the inflammatory markers measured. N-3 PUFA EPA reduced IL-induced gene expression of iNOS and corresponding production of NO. N-6PUFA AA also decreased iNOS and NO, but furthermore lowered gene expression of matrix metalloproteinase-3. On the other hand, AA upregulated the aggrecanase ADAMTS-5 and augmented the release of PGE. The effect of n-3 PUFA DHA turned out to be negligible. Our results reveal molecular mechanisms bywhich PUFA affect degenerative joint disease in dogs. Of particular importance is that not only EPA but also AA decreased several inflammatory markers in our model. Thus, we conclude that an appropriate balance of both n-3 and n-6 fatty acids deserves more attention in dietary interventions.

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08:19

Powerful Double Solar Eruption (CME) Electric Comet C2017/K2 Prediction Earth Facing This Week "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

 

 

 

A powerful double solar flare eruption took place beyond the Suns east limb early October 18, 2017. The responsible region is now rotating into Earth view and will be visible in a couple of days. The eruption was associated with a Type II (estimated velocity 1 443 km/s) and Type IV radio sweeps indicating a strong Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was associated with the event. In fact, there were two associated CMEs, first visible in coronagraph imagery at 05:48 UTC. None of these CMEs are Earth-affected, but the responsible region is now rotating into Earth view and there is a possibility of an increased solar activity over the next 14 16 days as this region rotates through. We expect the geomagnetic activity to reach comet C2017/K2 in 7 to 10 days and re-energize the already historic electric comet. Stay tuned for the latest updates. https://watchers.news/2017/10/18/powe… http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/… https://sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-… http://www.solarham.net/farside.htm Comet C/2017 K2 Panstarrs: https://www.facebook.com/OppenheimerR… http://en.es-static.us/upl/2017/10/co… Please Visit Our Facebook Resources: Solar Shutdown: https://www.facebook.com/SolarShutdown/ Comet C/2017 K2 Panstarrs: https://www.facebook.com/OppenheimerR… Plasma Geology: https://www.facebook.com/Plasma-Geolo… Oppenheimer Ranch Project: An experiment in high alpine sustainability. https://www.facebook.com/oppenheimerr… Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel if you enjoyed the content. Share this video with like-minded individuals.


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08:17

Channel 9 Promises To Fix Wage Concerns By Giving Karl Stefanovic A Pay Rise "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The Nine Network has reacted to the loss of Today Show host Lisa Wilkinson by promising to fix all wage disparity concerns starting immediately by raising Karl Stefanovics pay.

We have heard the criticism levelled at us and we have acted. Karl will be getting a brand new contract, said a network Spokesperson. I mean can you believe that Karl was only receiving double what Lisa was on. He should have been on at least three times her salary.

I mean the poor fella could only afford one suit last year to wear on-air, that aint right.

When asked how they felt Lisa Wilkinsons defection would hurt the network the spokesperson replied: Lisa is a great loss, an amazing talent but shes decided to move on and I guess Channel 10 could afford to double Waleed Alis pay and hire Lisa.

The (un)Australian did endeavour to try and ask the Channel 9 spokesperson about the wage gap between Lisa Wilkinson and Karl Stefanovic however after half an hour of repeatedly asking the same question, the spokesperson did not see th...

08:15

Popcorn (fail)- garage cooking "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

My kid and his torch. :LOL: He wanted popcorn and decided to try popping corn with his torch.

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The results as you can see, was not good. Too much heat plus a chuck of concrete made a huge snap and flew off. We will have to work on repairing that.

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Next up was a cast iron pan that we figured would be safer then torching the floor. Once again the result was burned kernels. He held the torch further away when trying to pop the corn...

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08:13

Bitcoin Exchange LocalBitcoins Posts Fourfold Trading Volume Increase in Venezuela "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Venezuelans turn to decentralized peer-to-peer exchange LocalBitcoins to purchase Bitcoin in the midst of government crackdown, hyperinflation.

08:12

Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation from birth to 6 months of age increased specialised pro-resolving mediators at 6 months. "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

PMID:  Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2017 Nov ;126:126-132. Epub 2017 Sep 23. PMID: 29031390 Abstract Title:  Effects of postnatal omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on offspring pro-resolving mediators of inflammation at 6 months and 5 years of age: A double blind, randomized controlled clinical trial. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Resolution of inflammation is an active process involving specialised pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) generated from the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation during infancy may provide an intervention strategy to modify SPMs and reduce oxidative stress. This study evaluates the effect of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in infancy on SPMs and F2-isoprostanes from 6 months to 5 years of age.METHODS: In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study design, 420 infants were randomized to a daily supplement of omega-3 fatty acids (280mg DHA and 110mg EPA) or olive oil (control), from birth to age 6 months. Blood was collected at birth (cord blood), 6 months, 12 months and 5 years. Plasma SPMs included 18-HEPE, E-series resolvins, 17-HDHA, D-series resolvins, 14-HDHA, 10S,17S-DiHDoHE, MaR1 and PD1. F2-isoprostanes were measured in plasma and urine, as markers of oxidative stress in vivo.RESULTS: The change in the concentration of 18-HEPE from birth to 6 months was greater in the omega-3 fatty acid group (Ptimepoint*group=0.04) with levels at 6 months significantly higher than controls (P=0.02). Other SPMs were not different between the groups at any time point. Plasma 18-HEPE concentration were associated with erythrocyte EPA concentrations after age and group adjustments (P

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08:08

Elvis Presleys Cant Help Falling In Love on a Kalimba is Chill "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

 

The Kalimba or mbira is an African musical instrument consisting of a wooden board with attached metal tines, played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking notes with your thumbs.

 

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08:08

Trevor Paglen Peers Into the World of Computer Vision "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Trevor Paglen, It Began as a Military Experiment (2017), set of 10 pigment prints, glossy finish (all images courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures)

Trevor Paglens latest body of work, A Study of Invisible Images, is riddled with contradictions starting, of course, with its title. (What defines an image if not its visuals?) The Berlin-based artist and geographer is popular for his investigations into surveillance apparatuses, which provide the perverse, voyeuristic satisfaction of watching the systems meant to watch you. In the past, that has taken the form of super long-distance photographs of drones appearing as black smudges against a moody sky and deep-sea images of the fiber-optic cables that make up the internets infrastructure. Those projects pushed physical boundaries to expose the discrepancies between what we culturally accept as out of sight (and out of mind) and the actual limits of our ability to see. But Paglens latest work goes further: it attempts to peer into the world of machine vision.

A Study of Invisible Images, which is showing at New Yorks Metro Pictures until October 21, illuminates the ways that machines interpret photographs that is, through computer vision and machine learning as well as the fact that so many images today are made by machines, and for machines. He calls some of these invisible images because they cant be seen by human eyes without visualizing software. As Paglen puts it in his statement: Machines have learned to see. Without us.

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EPA is atheroprotective via increase in the serum levels and activity of PON1. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Acta Med Iran. 2017 Aug ;55(8):486-495. PMID: 29034644 Abstract Title:  The Effect of Eicosapentaenoic Acid on the Serum Levels and Enzymatic Activity of Paraoxonase 1 in the Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Abstract:  Paraoxonase 1 is known as one of the most important ant oxidative enzymes associated with HDL-c, and because of its antioxidant and antiinflammatory activities. EPA has the antioxidant, anti inflammatory, antithrombogenic, and antiarteriosclerotic properties. Therefore, we investigated the effect of EPA supplementation on the serum levels and activity of PON1 in type 2 diabetic patients. This study was designed as a randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled clinical trial. Thirty-six patients with type 2 diabetes were given written; informed consent randomly was classified into 2 groups. They were supplemented with 2 g/day of the capsules of EPA or placebo for eight weeks. Blood sample was given for measurement of the serum levels of lipids, the activity of PON1, FBS and HbA1c. The patients supplemented with EPA showed a significant increase in the serum levels and activity of PON1 and the serum ratio of PON1/HDL-c. There were no significant differences between the two groups regarding any demographic, clinical or biochemical data, total energy intake, and macronutrient intake at the baseline during the intervention, except for a significant increase of protein intake and the levels of HbA1c in the placebo group, and a significant increase of HDL-c, as well as a slight reduction of total cholesterol, LDL-c, TG and FBS in the supplement group. EPA is atheroprotective via increase in the serum levels and activity of PON1, as well as change in the serum levels of lipids, FBS and HbA1c.

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08:03

Shelter Is Totally Full Because It Rescued Every Single Cat From Hoarding Case "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

It doesn't take much to make a world of difference in a homeless animal's life that's what the devoted rescuers at BARCS Animal Shelter in Baltimore, Maryland, are trying to shout from the rooftops, especially now that they have no more space to house needy cats.

"This is an urgent matter," the shelter wrote on Facebook this week. "We need your help to save these cats."

Credit: BARCS

BARCS is an open-admission shelter, which means that it works with animal control to take in every animal that needs care. Earlier this year, in one particularly bad hoarding case, the shelter took in more than 130 cats in 24 hours

"At any given time we have 150 cats in the shelter," Jennifer Brause, executive director and founder of BARCS Animal Shelter, told The Dodo. "More cats are coming in every single day, on average 15 a day, so that same number has to go out. When we get a hoarding case, it just compounds the issue The cats were up in the walls, inside of furniture, and animal control had to keep going back and trapping them."

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It's a juggling act for shelter workers, since they need to be able to isolate some cats who have health problems so they can be treated and not infect other cats. 

"Most often there are illnesses, so we want to get them as quickly as they can to give medical care to them," Brause explained. "We have to balance who is here and who needs to come in."

Credit: BARCS

The shelter has so many cats that there isn't even tim...

08:00

New Apocalypse Warning: The Earth Will Crack On Halloween Day This Year "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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A YouTube channel is claiming to have evidence that points to Halloween day as the end of time. Those who have claimed October 31 will be the apocalypse have also said that on that day, the Earth will crack.

The real apocalypse will begin on October 31 when the Earth will crack according to conspiracy theorists, says The Express UK.  This years Halloween could be the scariest to date, and perhaps the last if doomsayers are to be believed. The YouTube channel End Time Prophecies claims that Jesus will return on October 31 and bring with him the end of the world, according to The Express UK. 

A more in-depth search of the YouTube channel End Time Prophecies netted only two videos, neither of which declare in the titles that Halloween will be the date of the apocalypse. The YouTube channel Armageddon News has several doomsday videos citing Biblical lore and symbolism, but again, that Halloween date could not be verified. The only source online, The Express UK, did not include any links to the video they sourced either, making the verification of information presented impossible to locate.

Nonetheless, many thought that the start of the end of times was symbolized by the galactic alignment which occurred September 23, and was the source of many doomsday theories; including one saying that Nibiru would destroy the earth that day.  Christian researcher David Meade...

New Apocalypse Warning: The Earth Will Crack On Halloween Day This Year "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

apocalypse-death

A YouTube channel is claiming to have evidence that points to Halloween day as the end of time. Those who have claimed October 31 will be the apocalypse have also said that on that day, the Earth will crack.

The real apocalypse will begin on October 31 when the Earth will crack according to conspiracy theorists, says The Express UK.  This years Halloween could be the scariest to date, and perhaps the last if doomsayers are to be believed. The YouTube channel End Time Prophecies claims that Jesus will return on October 31 and bring with him the end of the world, according to The Express UK. 

A more in-depth search of the YouTube channel End Time Prophecies netted only two videos, neither of which declare in the titles that Halloween will be the date of the apocalypse. The YouTube channel Armageddon News has several doomsday videos citing Biblical lore and symbolism, but again, that Halloween date could not be verified. The only source online, The Express UK, did not include any links to the video they sourced either, making the verification of information presented impossible to locate.

Nonetheless, many thought that the start of the end of times was symbolized by the galactic alignment which occurred September 23, and was the source of many doomsday theories; including one saying that Nibiru would destroy the earth that day.  Christian researcher David Meade claims to have analyzed biblical texts and astronomical signs and concluded that Planet X, as Nibiru is also known...

07:59

Puerto Rico Proves Fiat BITCOIN Is Worth ZERO After A Disaster "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Fiat Bitcoin Centralizers Decided To Do Another Fiat Hard Fork For You On October 25, 2017 Bitcoins growing pains continue, it seems. Throughout the year and leading up to the summer, investors, developers, and miners [The Elite Centralizers] engaged in a difficult and at times tense debate about how to scale the cryptocurrency to accommodate the []

07:57

Docosahexaenoic acid attenuates carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatic fibrosis in rats. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Int Immunopharmacol. 2017 Oct 13 ;53:56-62. Epub 2017 Oct 13. PMID: 29035816 Abstract Title:  Docosahexaenoic acid attenuates carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatic fibrosis in rats. Abstract:  Fish oil containing docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) has been reported to exert beneficial health effects, including hepatoprotection. However, the effect of DHA alone has not been well studied, and the mechanism is not fully understood. In the present study, we reported the protective effect of DHA on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) induced hepatic fibrosis. Compared with the control group, the CCl4 group showed hepatic damage as evidenced by histological changes and elevation in serum transaminase activity, fibrosis, inflammation and oxidative stress levels. These pathophysiological changes were attenuated by chronic DHA supplementation. The anti-fibrotic effect of DHA was accompanied by reductions in gene and protein expression of-smooth muscle actin (-SMA), fibronectin, and collagen in the liver tissue. DHA also attenuated CCl4-induced elevation of lipid peroxidation (LPO) and decrease of glutathione (GSH)/oxidized GSH (GSSG) ratio. The upregulated inflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-, interferon (IFN)- and interleukin (IL)-6 by CCl4 were also ameliorated by DHA. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)- upregulation and type I and II receptors for transforming growth factor (TGF)- (T-RI and T-RII) and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)- receptor (PDGF-R) downregulation on both mRNA and protein levels were observed by DHA treatment compared to CCl4 group. Moreover, in vitro study showed that DHA inhibited HSC activation, being associated with elevating PPAR level and reducing the phosphorylation levels of Smad2/3 and ERKs, which are downstream intermediates of TGF and PDGF receptors, respectively. Taken together, the hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic effects of DHA appeared to be multifactorial. Further, one of the mechanisms of the anti-fibrotic effect of chronic DHA supplementation is probably through PPAR signaling to interrupt TGF/Smad and PDGF/ERK pathways in HSCs.

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07:55

Google Maps Now Lets You Explore the Solar System in Detail "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

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Venus

Google now lets you leap into space with new Google Maps feature that shows 16 different planets, moons, and the International Space Station. You can take a spin around planets like Jupiter, Venus, and Mars or marvel at the many moons of Saturn, with the help of images from the Cassini spacecraft.

Explore the icy plains of Enceladus, where Cassini discovered water beneath the moon's crustsuggesting signs of life, Google encourages on its blog. Peer beneath the thick clouds of Titan to see methane lakes. Inspect the massive crater of Mimaswhile it might seem like a sci-fi look-a-like, it is a moon, not a space station.

While Google has hosted imagery of the Earth's Moon and Mars for quite some time, this is the first opportunity to view these celestial bodies directly in maps. Google worked with astronomical artist Bjrn Jnsson, who used imagery from NASA and the European Space Agency to put together the planetary maps. You can explore the planets by zooming in and out, spinning them around, looking out at the stars that surround them, and flying close to get a more detailed look at the terrain.

As you move closer to each planet or moon, significant areas and landmarks are labeled to help orient you. The system just launched, so there are still some kinks to work out. For instance, Emily Lakdawalla of the Planetary Society noticed that some of the moons appear to have errors with their labeling. She points out that the large Herschel crater on Saturn's moon Mimas, which gives the moons its distinct appearance, is labeled on the opposite side from w...

07:53

This 62-Year-Old Vegan Holds 13 World Records In Powerlifting "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Meet Rocky Luedeker, a 62-year-old woman who holds 13 world records in powerlifting in the 97 pounds-and-under class. The Arizona athlete defies all expectations and, most notably, has done so on a vegan diet.

AZ Family reports that Luedeker began lifting competitively four years ago, hoping to follow in her familys footsteps. She said, I was sitting there and was like, Why am I sitting here? I have arms and legs. I can do that, too. To this day, she continues to set and meet new goals. My best curl is 45 pounds, my best squat is 124 pounds, my best deadlift is 184, she said.

My best curl is 45 pounds, my best squat is 124 pounds, my best deadlift is 184, she said.

Credit: AZ Family

To date, Luedeker has 13 world records and holds 26 state and national records. Recollecting on this, she said: It feels good knowing you got that weight up, putting it back down, seeing the white lights knowing you got it.

Perhaps the most impressive part of her achievement is that she has beaten the records while eating a plant-based diet. Some of her staples are beans and rice, and she makes sure to eat lettuce every day. On the myth of protein, she said:

A common myth is we dont have enough protein, and we have more than enough protein.

Credit: AZ Family

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07:53

Der Knstler Philipp Eggersgl kapert alte Wandstickereien mit Super Mario "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Computerspiele-Helden in Omas alten Stickbildern: Der Knstler Philipp Eggersgl kapert Wandbildstickereien fr seine Kunst und ergnzt die klassischen Dorf- und Landschaftsbilder durch Elemente aus der Pop- und Alltagskultur. Auf Flohmrkten und bei Haushaltsauflsungen kauft Philipp Eggersgl seit mehreren Jahren alte Kreuzstichwandbilder und nutzt sie als Grundlage fr seine Kunst. In seinem Atelier entfernt er kleine Stellen der alten Bilder und ersetzt die Leerstellen durch Figuren und Motive aus der Gegenwarts- und Popkultur, die im selben Kreuzstich gestickt sind, wie der Rest des Bildes. Die Vernderungen fallen im ersten Augenblick garnicht immer sofort auf. In idyllischen Landschaftsdarstellungen tauchen so auf einmal Computerspielfiguren wie Super Mario auf, Pokmons grasen auf einer norddeutschen Kuhweide oder Kong turnt durch das Alpenpanorama. Was vor rund fnf Jahren mit einem Bild begann, was Philipp Eggersgl zufllig in die Hnde fiel, hat sich zu einer andauernden Leidenschaft des in Hannover lebenden Knstlers entwickelt. Mittlerweile produziert er viele Gobelin Hacks, wie er seine Bilder selber nennt,  im Jahr, stellt aus und verkauft die Bilder aus Kunstmessen und in Galerien. Um mehr ber die Arbeit von Philipp Eggersgl zu erfahren und immer auf dem Laufenden zu sein, besucht die Website des Knstler und folgt auf Instagram und Facebook.

Der Beitrag Der Knstler Philipp Eggersgl kapert alte Wandstickereien mit Super Mario erschien zuerst auf URBANSHIT.

07:51

MMORPG Lordmancer II Starts Crowdsale Campaign "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

17 October 2017 Lordmancer II, MMORPG for mobile devices with cryptocurrency-based economy announces the start of a token sale campaign at 07 November 2017. Through the whole crowdsale campaign project team aims to sell the maximum of 13,000,000 project tokens for the price $0.1 $0.125 depending on the date and sum of purchase. Continue reading MMORPG Lordmancer II Starts Crowdsale Campaign

The post MMORPG Lordmancer II Starts Crowdsale Campaign appeared first on NEWSBTC.

07:44

Nest Coin, a New Entrant to the Crypto World "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Today is the day, the crypto world is going to explode with excitement as the industrys future unveils in the form of Nest Coin. The latest cryptocurrency focuses mainly on two things raising the market capitalization and providing an easy and simple solution that can be readily adopted by people for regular transactions. The Nest Continue reading Nest Coin, a New Entrant to the Crypto World

The post Nest Coin, a New Entrant to the Crypto World appeared first on NEWSBTC.

07:43

Nightslantern Suppressed News // October 18, 2017 -- #Israel / #Congo "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

from Gerald and Maas nightslantern.ca at http://www.nightslantern.ca/2017bulletin.htm#oct18
 
     U.S.: October 12th the U.S. announced its withdrawal from UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). UNESCO attempts to coordinate these areas internationally while seeing to it that all the children and citizens have access to a good education which UNESCO considers a basic human right, and enjoy a diverse culture that respects various heritages, and benefit from scientific progress, and "enjoy full freedom of expression; the basis of democracy, development and human dignity." After the U.S. withdrew Israel withdrew as well. The U.S. stopped paying its yearly support dues for UNESCO in 2011, and owes an accumulated 500 million dollars of arrears. Both the U.S. and Israeli Ambassadors to the UN suggested that the reason for withdrawal rests with UNESCO's lack of support for Israel in heritage disputes between Israel and Palestine. No one suggests that both the U.S. and Israel may have breeched the genocide convention (the U.S. through genocide against the people of Iraq, Israel through genocide of Palestinians). UNESCO is a strong supporter of educational programs concerned with the Holocaust and Convention on Genocide, globally, identifying the concept of culture, progress, civilization, with a rejection of racism and the hatreds engendered by warfare. In this sense UNESCO is anti-fascist, a proponent of freedom of expression globally, and a force for peace. As noted in UNESCO's response to the withdrawals: "The American poet, diplomat and Librarian of Congress, Archibald MacLeish penned the lines that open UNESCOs 1945 Constitution: 'Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.'" In 2017 MacLeish would have spelled out "men and women." Ignoring the peoples' losses...

07:33

POLL: What Would You Make President Trumps Priority Healthcare Issue? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

If the world were perfect, what would you make the priority right now for President Trump? What Should President Trumps Priority Healthcare Issue Be? In a perfect world, what would it be? Vaccine Safety Commission...

The post POLL: What Would You Make President Trumps Priority Healthcare Issue? appeared first on Vaxxter.

07:33

Drug Czar To Stay On? Marino Vows To Crackdown On Drugs Hes Pushing "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Cogan Station, PACongressman Tom Marino (R-Pa) is back at the top of the list to become Americas next drug czar. Marino had stepped down from consideration, briefly, after allegations of accepting kickbacks from Big Pharma surfaced and concern rose that his signature legislation has helped funnel painkillers into rural America. Today, Marino vows to crackdown on opiod use across the

07:26

Chubby Orange Rescue Cat Gets The Perfect Costume For Halloween "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When Kiah Berkeley and her husband adopted Vito from the Humane Rescue Alliances shelter last June, he weighed a whopping 35 pounds. His scale-tipping weight had grabbed headlines, shooting Vito (previously known as Symba) to fame.

Since then, his parents have tried to help Vito trim down.

Credit: Kiah Berkeley

We know as of August that he had lost about 4.5 pounds, and we feel like given his saggy belly he is continuing to lose weight, Berkeley said. His paws are massive, so we sort of think he's just a big cat to begin with, but he is definitely so much healthier and happier than when we first got him.

Credit: Kiah Berkeley

But Vito will probably always be a big cat and to celebrate his size, Berkeley got him a very special Halloween outfit.

Credit: Kiah Berkeley

I got the costume at Marshalls and it's meant for an infant, Berkeley said. It was obviously a good choice given that Vito is already a big orange blob.

Vito wasnt as excited about his costume.

Credit: Kiah Berkeley

He was not impressed about ha...

07:18

The Seductive Currents of Electricity Pylons "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Images from the albums of photographs of electricity pylons in various countries (1920-29) (courtesy Science Museum, London)Images from the albums of photographs of electricity pylons in various countries (1920-29) (courtesy Science Museum, London)

What is the allure of a pylon? The utility tower that supports and transports power lines faced the expected resistance in its 20th-century march across the globe, as it disrupted and dominated the landscape. Yet there is a surprising number of people who love these steel giants, obsessing over unique examples like the Carquinez Strait Powerline Crossing in California that was the first to traverse a major river, or the MettlenLavorgo powerline in Switzerland which emerges from an artificial lake. Pylon spotters have formed the Pylon Appreciation Society  a club for people who appreciate electricity pylons (member benefits including a field guide to British pylons and a badge) and the Pylon of the Month site offers a regular visual fix.

Images from the albums of photographs of electricity pylons in various countries (1920-29) (courtesy Science Museum, London)Images from the albums of photographs of electricity pylons in various coun...

07:18

Texas Sheriff Blasts CPS for Allowing Man Accused of Sexual Abuse to Foster 180 Girls "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Sheriff Randy Brown

Medina County Texas Sheriff Randy Brown. Image source.

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

Medina County Texas Sheriff Randy Brown had some harsh criticisms of Texas Child Protection Services (CPS) this past week after they arrested a 58-year old man for sexually abusing 5 former foster care children.

The man, Miguel Briseno, had at various times taken care of up to 12 girls at one time, and a total of 180 girls had passed through his care according to a report by San Antonio Express-News.

Miguel Briseno

58-year old Miguel Briseno was arrested in Texas for sexually abusing foster care girls in his home. Image Source.

Sheriff Brown told the San Antonio Express:

Its not a question about whether there are more, its just about how many.

Those girls were taken from some environment and then you have some jackass like him abusing these girls that already have troubles, Brown said.

Im aggravated at the whole system. Im aggravated at the company that placed these girls. It was a money-making deal, the way they were running those girls through there like livestock. It wasnt about making a better world for them. They were making a profit off them.

This was not the first time foster parent Miguel Briseno allegedly ran into trouble with the law and was arrested on child sex abuse charges, according to Sheriff Brown.

In April 2013,...

07:17

Microplastics on Beaches Now Recorded at Insane Levels "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Jason Erickson

More attention is finally being given to determining the ill effects that microplastics (microbeads) are having on human health and the environment. Previous concerns have been raised in everything from toothpaste to beer to the wider ecosystem where it was found to threaten juvenile fish that were becoming addicted to them.

Perhaps even worse is that an investigation by Orb Media revealed that microplastics were present in 83 percent of drinking water samples. The study encompassed more than a dozen countries, including the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany, Lebanon, Indonesia, Equator, and India. (Source)

SEE: Invisible Plastic Nanoparticles Now Being Found In Drinking Water

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07:15

Ethereal Embroidery Designs Stitched into Tulle Look Like Theyre Floating in Mid-Air "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Tulle Embroidery by Krista Decor

Russian embroidery artist Krista Decor hand stitches her designs onto tullea fine net-like fabric with a shimmering, translucent quality that makes her designs look as though they are floating in mid-air.

Krista first learned to make real haute couture embroidery using tulle when she collaborated with designers during an internship at V. Yudashkina fashion-house in Russia. Since then, the artist has been creating exquisite, nature-inspired embroidery designs, with flowers, leaves, and birds as her primary motifs. Krista mostly uses colorful cotton and wool embroidery threads of various thicknesses and textures; however, she also embellishes her designs using silk ribbon, beads, pearls, and natural stones, which add a touch of dazzling luxury to each piece.

Krista often updates her Instagram page with new designs, as well as progress shots and videos.

Embroidery artist Krista Decor stitches her designs onto see-through tulle fabric.

Tulle Embroidery by Krista Decor Tulle Embroidery by Krista Decor

Autumn leaves appear to float in the embroidery hoop.

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07:14

The Spooky, Masterful Film Boris Karloff Starred in After Frankenstein "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Boris Karloff and Gloria Stuart in The Old Dark House (all images courtesy Cohen Film Collection)

With its Universal Monsters series dedicated to the likes of Dracula, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, and others, Universal Studios relied on the mechanics of the studio system combining popular actors, directors, writers, and other creative personnel under contract to carve out its own horror niche from the 1920s through the 50s. Director James Whale and actor Boris Karloff comprised one of the most noteworthy teams, with three films that are now deemed fright classics. Although their first and most famous collaboration, 1931s Frankenstein, established hallmarks of the nascent horror genre, their second feature, The Old Dark House (1932), which screened at Quad Cinema and will soon be released on DVD, adds polish to many of the same visual and thematic tropes, codifying them in the horror canon.

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07:14

The Role of the Slit-Scan Image in Science and Art "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

The use of slit-scan photography is actually quite old. It is often called line-scan, photo finish, or streak photography. Slit-scan photography has a rich and colorful history rooted in chemical analog photography. This technique is often used to visualize high-speed events such as missiles and bullets, although it is probably best known as photo finish photography used to determine the outcome of races.

In the past, slit-scan photographic systems used a sheet of film that was moved past a slit. These cameras were most commonly used as photo finish cameras at races and could very precisely measure the time one horse might have won the race by, for example. There were a number of designs of these systems. One of the most interesting slit-scan cameras had the camera and film moving at the same time to create a panoramic picture. The last camera on the market to use this technique was the Spinner Dolphin 360 made by Lomography.

Modern times have replaced film with digital sensors and slit-scan photography is more popular than ever, although most people have never seen the results. Slit-scan imaging solves a number of problems found in industrial applications. Quality control inspections found in high-speed assembly lines can look for product defects in real time. Industrial applications are the most common uses of the technology today. Although it not the most popular form of photography, the resulting images are often a surprise to the photographer and can be quite stunning and beautiful in their own right.

To make a slit-scan image a large number of images are collected in video format. To create a slit scan image, one row of pixels is extracted from each frame of the video and placed adjacent to the same row from the next frame. Each row of pixels represents a duration of time. If the video was recorded at a rate of 30 frames a second, then the row of pixels will represent 1/30th of a second. The resulting image is really a representation of motion and time. To figure out how much video to collect, count each frame of the video as one pixel in the width of the image to be part of the final image. In this case, I collected 4 x 60 x 30 or a grand total of 7200 images. Thus my final image was 1920 high and 7200 pixels wide. The 1920 comes from the video frame placed vertically to get a larger pixel count in that direction.

To extract the slit-scan image out of the finished MOV file I use a useful program written by Martin Dixon called Slit-Scan. It is a free download and is available from...

07:11

Trump holds press briefing, no questions from silent press corps! "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

In  a bizarre press briefing today, the White House press corps remained totally silent after President Donald Trump finished a ten minute dialogue on the accomplishments and successes of his administration. The Associated Pres is reporting that a...

07:04

Fish Farm Protest Camp in Victoria by Kwakwakawakw Grandmother "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

fish farm victoria camp 1

Inside one of the tents outside of BC Premiers John Horgans constituency office protesting against fish farms.

October 16, 2017 (Langford, Lekwungen Territories)

Kwakwakawakw grandmother and salmon protector Tsastilqualus Umbas from Yalis (Alert Bay) is ramping up support for her relatives at the Namgis and Musgamagw fish farm occupations that have now continued for over 50 daysas well as the third occupation just launched at the Port Elizabeth farm.

She has committed to peacefully occupy the land next to Premiers John Horgans constituency office until the NDP revokes tenure for fish farms: Our demands are very simple and very important, close the fish farms and take them out of our waters; commit to cancel the tenures now.

Her occupation was launched at a rally held by the advocacy group Fish Farms Out Now! on Friday October 13th that saw over 30 Indigenous and non Indigenous elders, youth and other supporters calling on the ND...

07:01

An Intimate Classical Series Staged in a Manhattan Crypt "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Pianist David Greilsammer rehearsing for Crypt Sessions (photo by Andrew Ousley)Pianist David Greilsammer rehearsing for Crypt Sessions (photo by Andrew Ousley)

Down a set of stairs beneath the Church of the Intercession is the setting for one of New York Citys most intimate concert series: a crypt. The underground space of vaulted stone, with a few cremation niches in the wall, is an overlooked architectural throwback. Constructed in the 1910s, it feels older, from its built-in altar to the Gothic style of its column supports and ornate chandeliers.

Andrew Ousley, curator of the Crypt Sessions, which are organized by Unison Media, first heard about the space from a friend who had seen Feist perform a private concert in the subterranean room at 155th Street and Broadway. I went up to check it out and was smitten by the gloriously creepy and characterful nature of the space, and the utterly unique acoustics that manage to be rich and reverberant while still incredibly intimate and detailed, Ousley told Hyperallergic. I proposed a concert series to the Church, with all proceeds going to them, and they decided to give it a shot. Thirteen concerts later, were still going strong.

The Crypt Sessions launched in 2015, with its first two seasons including moody concerts like Gregg Kallors composition inspired by Edgar Allan Poes The Tell-Tale Heart, and Elizabeth Cree, a murder mystery opera by composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell. The intimacy of the crypt, which has seats for 50 people, is also an occasion for unconventional work. Pianist Conrad Tao performed his American Rage program that responds to the current climate with pieces based on Pete Seeger, Charles Ives, and protest songs, and cellist Matt Haimovi...

07:01

Omega-3 fatty acids have therapeutic benefits in the treatment of both major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Adv Mind Body Med. 2017 Summer;31(3):8-16. PMID: 28987035 Abstract Title:  The Psychoneuroimmunological Role of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. Abstract:  Context Psychoneuroimmunology is the interdisciplinary study that links behavioral health with the neuroendocrinal system and investigates that link's bidirectional impact on the human immune system. Mechanistic studies have shown how omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), like those found in fishoil, can modulate key pathways involved in inflammation, sympathetic activity, oxidative stress, transcription factors, and inflammatory cytokine production. Objective The research team intended to investigate the effects that PUFAs have on the brain and the immune system, including the effectsof proinflammatory cytokines and oxidative stress, and their therapeutic benefits in major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder, either as an alternative monotherapy or a complementary adjunct treatment. Design A literature search was conducted through PubMed and Google Scholar, withno restrictions on the publication dates or geographically. Setting The research occurred at research facilities in Washington, DC, and Davis, California. Results Well-described links between inflammation and MDD and bipolar disorder have been established. Similarly, a highly inflammatory state is a contributing factor to many significant health complications, and omega-3 PUFAs can help treat those issues. Conclusions The research team concluded that omega-3 fatty acids have therapeutic benefits in the treatment of both MDD and bipolar disorder and are effective as a monotherapy and, particularly, as an adjunct therapy. The efficacy of omega-3 supplementation is clearly useful in promoting better health overall and supplementation should be encouraged in the primary care setting. A meta-analysis exploring an adjunct treatment of supplemental eicosapentaenoic acid or docosahexaenoic acid is likely to yield the greatest benefits to psychiatric conditions and provide an answer to proper dosing regimens. The team also created a chart of the supplements' salient features, demonstrating the overall health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.

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07:00

Climate Justice Forum: Idaho Oil & Gas Ordinances & Forced Pooling, Tesoro Anacortes Refinery Megaloads, Washington Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion, Spokane & Minnesota Climate Necessity Defenses 10-18-17 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features news and reflections on protective, local ordinances and forced pooling of oil and gas leases in Idaho, Tesoro megaload upgrades of an Anacortes refinery, possible expansion of a northwest Washington, tar sands pipeline, and Spokane and Minnesota court decisions allowing activists necessity defense and climate change expert testimony.  Broadcast for five and a half years on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow, every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm Pacific time, on-air at 90.3 FM and online, the show describes continent-wide, community resistance to fossil fuel projects, thanks to the generous, anonymous listener who adopted program host Helen Yost as her KRFP DJ.


Filed under: Climate Justice Forum

06:56

Texas Sheriff Blasts CPS for Allowing Man Accused of Sexual Abuse to Foster 180 Girls "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Sheriff Randy Brown

Medina County Texas Sheriff Randy Brown. Image source.

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

Medina County Texas Sheriff Randy Brown had some harsh criticisms of Texas Child Protection Services (CPS) this past week after they arrested a 58-year old man for sexually abusing 5 former foster care children.

The man, Miguel Briseno, had at various times taken care of up to 12 girls at one time, and a total of 180 girls had passed through his care according to a report by San Antonio Express-News.

Miguel Briseno

58-year old Miguel Briseno was arrested in Texas for sexually abusing foster care girls in his home. Image Source.

Sheriff Brown told the San Antonio Express:

Its not a question about whether there are more, its just about how many.

Those girls were taken from some environment and then you have some jackass like him abusing these girls that already have troubles, Brown said.

Im aggravated at the whole system. Im aggravated at the company that placed these girls. It was a money-making deal, the way they were running those girls through there like livestock. It wasnt about making a better world for them. They were making a profit off them.

This was not the first time foster parent Miguel Briseno allegedly ran into trouble with the law and was arrested on child sex abuse charges, according to Sheriff Brown.

In April 2013, th...

06:55

Jesus Campos Isnt Missing; Hes on Ellen And Other Reasons to Stop Buying Bull$hit Rumors "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Jesus Campos the Las Vegas security guard shot in the leg upon confrontation with suspected mass shooter, Stephen Paddock hasnt vanished. Hes on Ellen.

Yes, Campos has abruptly surfaced for an appearance on the eponymous daytime show hosted by comedienne, Ellen DeGeneres, to discuss the harrowing moments in which some 200 bullets allegedly fired by Paddock flew down the Mandalay Bay Casino hall in his direction putting to rest fringe theories the man whod seemingly dematerialized seconds prior to a press conference, days ago.

Jesus Campos wants to tell his story at a time and place of his choosing, MGM Resorts International, which owns and operates Mandalay Bay, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in an email early Tuesday. Hes asked that everyone respect his request for privacy. We could not be more proud of Jesus.

Signs outside the 25-year-old accidental-hero security guards home reportedly read, NO TRESPASSING and NO MEDIA ON PROPERTY, as recently as today indicating, for lack of disputing information, Campos had never disappeared, per se.

For the past four days hes been preparing, David Hickey of the Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) told the media Friday, FOX 5 Las Vegas reported...

06:52

Asteroid 2017 TD6 to flyby Earth at 0.5 LD on October 19, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 TD6 will flyby Earth at 0.5 LD (~192 999 km / 119 303 miles) at 18:56 UTC on October 19, 2017. This is the 39th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. This asteroid belongs to...... Read more

Powerful double solar eruption beyond the east limb "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A powerful double solar flare eruption took place beyond the Sun's east limb early October 18, 2017. The responsible region is now rotating into Earth view and will be visible in a couple of days. The eruption was associated with a Type II (estimated velocity 1...... Read more

Jakarta reclamation project allowed to resume, but opposition remains "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

JAKARTA The Indonesian government has allowed work to resume on a $40 billion project to build 17 artificial islands off the northern coast of the capital Jakarta, overturning a suspension imposed last year. Construction activities on three of the reclamation projects islets were halted in early 2016 following concerns from regulators and opposition from activists who said the development was causing environmental damage to the bay and destroying the livelihoods of local fishermen. The suspension also came amid a graft investigation by the countrys anticorruption watchdog, the KPK. Following a string of coordinating meetings between ministries and the Jakarta administration, its decided that the North Jakarta Bay Reclamation no longer has any issues, either with its technical or legal matters, said Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the coordinating minister for maritime affairs, in a memo signed on Oct. 5. In addition to prompting protests from environmentalists and community organizations, resuming the project could stir up new tensions between the national government and Jakartas newly inaugurated governor, Anies Baswedan, who pledged during his campaign to stop the multibillion-dollar plan. In an earlier statement, Anies, a former education minister, promised to put a halt to the Jakarta Bay reclamation in the interests of environmental conservation and the protection of fishermen, waterfront communities and all of the people of Jakarta. Luhut, however, said the reclamation project would resume despite the governors objections. Just because youre a new government official, you cant go and make changes as you please, the minister said as quoted by local

How small is too small? The uncertain fate of Madagascars forest fragments "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

ANKAFOBE, Madagascar When he first told colleagues at the Missouri Botanical Garden that lemurs still lived in the forest in Ankafobe, Jean Jacques Rasolofonirina said he was met with disbelief. The forest is too small, he recalled one sayingjust 27.76 hectares, to be exact, split into three fragments scarcely larger than three or four New York City blocks. But these narrow wooded valleys still hold three species of lemurs, and owls, frogs, and bats besides. Solofo, as friends and colleagues call him, rattled off their Latin names as he walked down the narrow path that enters the forest from the main road. He stopped to mimic the call of a Malagasy paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone mutata) perched on a nearby branch, and pointed out seedlings planted to fill in a small clearing beside a stream. After a few minutes, he gestured at a gnarled, windswept tree at the edge of the woods with smooth gray bark and small, waxy leaves. That, Solofo said, is the sohisika, or Schizolaena tampoketsana, one of a handful of plant species found nowhere on the planet outside the rolling grasslands here, in a single district northwest of Madagascars capital city, Antananarivo.   Many of the largest trees in the protected area didnt recover after being scorched by a fire in 2014. Photo by Rowan Moore Gerety for Mongabay. Sohisika trees, represented by roughly 200 to 300 mature plants all told, are considered to be at high risk for extinction. Ankafobe holds just 15 of them,

06:49

A Spiritual Practice that we all Unwittingly Do. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

My practice is waking up with a heavy heart and still getting up.

06:49

Enbridge backtracks on decision to seize assets from environmental group "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

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No Enbridge, art by Andy Everson, Kwakwakawakw.

Staff at the Vancouver office of an environmental group got an unexpected visit on Tuesday from sheriffs who were holding court documents authorizing them to seize the organizations assets on behalf of Enbridge.

Karen Mahon with Stand.earth, formerly known as Forest Ethics, said the documents authorized the sheriffs to take and sell all of their assets to recover money owed to the pipeline giant.

Stand.earth owes Enbridge money after losing a court case against changes to Line 9 a pipeline that runs between Ontario and Quebec.

A photo of documents posted online by the environmental group shows the amount owing is about $14,500.

The fees were awarded as part of an unsuccessful lawsuit the group launched against the National Energy Board and Enbridge, alleging inadequate consultation around the pipeline expansion project.

In an email Enbridge spokesperson Jesse Semko said Enbridge abandoned the...

06:38

How I Became a Modern Suffragette. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

With so many brave women already coming forward with their stories, forging the path for the rest of us, there is literally no time like the present to address this issue personally.

06:37

Are You Living Parallel Lives? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Image Artwork by Corina Chirila

It may seem like something out of a sci-fi movie, but living a parallel life may not be as far-fetched as you first imagined. Of course, it also depends on how you define the word life.

I have come to the understanding that all of us are living out parallel lives. Some of us are living out more lives than others, but all of us have at least one other life happening simultaneously as we move through our journey on Earth.

Let me explain

Why We Are All Living Parallel Lives

The Higher Self

When a soul is ready to enter a body, only part of it reincarnates. The rest of your soul energy is left up in other realms and dimensions to carry out other things.

This part of you may be dormant or it could be living out a full and happy life up in the higher realms.

This can also help to explain how a soul, who may have already reincarnated into another body and another life, can still visit and send messages to loved ones as the family member or friend they were once known as.

This essence of You that is in the higher realms, may also split or travel down to a dimension that is not Earth but is accessible to those living on Earth. This is the dimension or the realm of the Higher Self.

In this realm, your soul energy (which I have termed your Higher Self) can guide you and work with your human self. It is almost like your Higher Self is a type of spirit guide but its really just you!

Your Higher Self (soul energy) has much more understanding and awareness about your earthly journey than you do living on Earth, which is why it can guide you and motivate you forward. You can tune into your Higher Self at any time, and receive loving guidance from well, You!

It is only when you have learnt to open up to a higher level of consciousness, that you can access this part of you.

In a way, your Higher Self is not really living out a parallel life exactly, it is more an extension of you living in another dimension that is available as a resource.

Twin Flame

There are souls that reincarnate into two separate bodies, these are known as Twin Flames.

These bodies do not have to be the opposite gender, they can choose whatever gender is best going to help them live out their lessons in life.

Twin Flame connections can be extremely strong, and...

06:36

Baby Chimp Jumps Into Rescuer's Arms As Soon As He Realizes He's Safe "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When Annelise Bui, a Peace Corps volunteer, spotted a baby chimp chained up by his waist and taunted by a crowd in a village in Liberia, Africa, she knew she had to help him.

But it wasn't easy. 

"They were discussing whether he should be driven the 10 hours to Monrovia, the capital city, to be sold as a pet or whether it was easier to simply kill and eat him there," Jenny Desmond, who founded Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue (LCR) with her husband, told The Dodo.

Credit: Jenny Desmond/LCR

Desperate, Bui offered money to the baby chimp's captor, though rescuers usually try to refrain from doing so. "While it is wonderful Bui was rescued, paying for illegally held chimps (or other wildlife) only contributes to their trade," Desmond cautioned. 

Still, the baby chimp, who came to be named Bui after his rescuer, was on his way to a new life. 

Credit: Jenny Desmond/LCR

With the help of the Liberian Forestry Authority, little Bui was soon on his way to LCR, where he'll be able to live his whole life in safety. 

The journey was long, and by the time Bui arrived he was exhausted. "Jimmy, my husband, met the rangers at a petrol station and carried him back in his lap," Desmond said. "As soon as Bui saw me, he jumped into my arms. I already had two other infants, Max and Poppy, on me so it was a bit chaotic at first!"

Credit: Jenny Desmond/LCR

The very first night Bui was at the sanctuary, he couldn't get enough contact with others, which suggests just how sad his life had been before. At just over a year old, Bui would normally still be with his mom in the wild. ...

06:33

NASA Finally Admits Mysterious Planet Nine, Does Exist "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Ivan PetricevicFor years have scientists and researchers debated whether or not there is another massive planet orbiting our sun at the outermost edge of our solar system?
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06:31

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Conversation with Dr. Anees Chagpar "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Dr. Anees Chagpar teaches Introduction to Breast Cancer on Coursera. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, and the Assistant Director for Global Oncology at Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is a breast surgical oncologist who participates in investigator-initiated and cooperative group clinical trials, as well as translational and clinical research. Her most recent groundbreaking work was published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.

What led you to a career in medicine?

In fourth grade, I discovered that I was fascinated with anatomy when we dissected frogs in class and thought it was absolutely amazing. In the years to come, surgery was something I naturally gravitated towards. I love being a team player and surgery is something that requires you to work with a multidisciplinary team. I was interested in science, how the human body works, and had a desire to help people which became my passion for medicine.

Residency confirmed my love for surgery; specifically in regards to breast cancer. I loved that patients were generally healthy but had a diagnosis that shattered their world and surgeons were able to rebuild that world by removing the cancer. You get to spend a lot of time talking to your patients and really educating them about the disease process and reassuring them that everything was going to be alright.

Why did you create this course?

Creating the Introduction to Breast Cancer course was a wonderful experience and the feedback Ive received from learners around the world has been incredible. Over 10,000 learners have signed up for the course, and they range from people who are in medical or nursing school to people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer or those who have loved ones with breast cancer. Im really hoping this course will appeal to people from all walks of life.

Why is breast cancer awareness important?

I think its important for people to know that breast cancer is the number one malignancy impacting women in the United States, and one of the leading malignancies worldwide. 1 in 3 women in the US will be diagnosed with cancer within her lifetime, so its important to learn about the disease in a meaningful way.

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06:30

The results support the hypothesis that antidepressants are harmful in the general population but less harmful in cardiovascular patients. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Psychother Psychosom. 2017 ;86(5):268-282. Epub 2017 Sep 14. PMID: 28903117 Abstract Title:  The Mortality and Myocardial Effects of Antidepressants Are Moderated by Preexisting Cardiovascular Disease: A Meta-Analysis. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Antidepressants (ADs) are commonly prescribed medications, but their long-term health effects are debated. ADs disrupt multiple adaptive processes regulated by evolutionarily ancient biochemicals, potentially increasing mortality. However, many ADs also have anticlotting properties that can be efficacious in treating cardiovascular disease. We conducted a meta-analysis assessing the effects of ADs on all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events in general-population and cardiovascular-patient samples.METHODS: Two reviewers independently assessed articles from PubMed, EMBASE, and Google Scholar for AD-related mortality controlling for depression and other comorbidities. From these articles, we extracted information about cardiovascular events, cardiovascular risk status, and AD class. We conducted mixed-effect meta-analyses testing sample type and AD class as moderators of all-cause mortality and new cardiovascular events.RESULTS: Seventeen studies met our search criteria. Sample type consistently moderated health risks. In general-population samples, AD use increased the risks of mortality (HR = 1.33, 95% CI: 1.14-1.55) and new cardiovascular events (HR = 1.14, 95% CI: 1.08-1.21). In cardiovascular patients, AD use did not significantly affect risks. AD class also moderated mortality, but the serotonin reuptake inhibitors were not significantly different from tricyclic ADs (TCAs) (HR = 1.10, 95% CI: 0.93-1.31, p = 0.27). Only"other ADs"were differentiable from TCAs (HR = 1.35, 95% CI: 1.08-1.69). Mortality risk estimates increased when we analyzed the subset of studies controlling for premedication depression, suggesting the absence of confounding by indication.CONCLUSIONS: The results support the hypothesis that ADs are harmful in the general population but less harmful in cardiovascular patients.

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06:26

Work, Critique, and Network with Artists From Around the World at MECAs MFA in Studio Art Program "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Reflections (Installation detail), Summer 2016, Jacqualyn Luca 18 (photo by R.Katz)

Summer Intensives
Over eight weeks in the summer all of our students are in residence in Portland, Maine. As the first and fourth term in a six trimester course, these function as catalysts for community and exchange as seven select Visiting Faculty accompany a Core Faculty for lectures and studio visits. These summers are experimental grounds of study, making, and collaboration that both introduce our students to the program and also serve as pivotal interchanges in their careers.

Residency Options
The option of whether to remain in Portland for the Fall and Spring trimesters is up to the student with advisement from faculty. Low Residency students enjoy flexibility in both location, but also in scheduling. Our Full Residency students are immersed the culture of our vibrant Bachelors program, serving as teaching assistance and participating in the classroom. We have seen students successfully navigate between these two paths, when suiting the practice and coursework.

Scholarship Programs
To accompany a variety of scholarships opportunities, the Maine College of Art now offers one full-tuition scholarship. Applications for this largest award are due on January 26, 2018. The priority applications deadline is February 19, 2018.

Informational Meetings
The MFA Program will be at Graduate Portfolio Review Days in San Francisco (October 22), New York City (October 29), Chicago (November 4), and Austin (November 18).

Learn more at meca.edu/mfa.

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06:22

Review: The Yongnuo 40mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens for Nikon is Bad "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

As far as I am aware, Yongnuos latest entry in its ultra-cheap prime lens lineup is the first F-mount 40mm pancake lens that features autofocus. I was excited to hear the announcement back in September as Ive always been jealous of Canon users and their 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens with its ridiculously slim profile.

The closest we have for Nikons F-mount is the manual focus Series E 50mm f/1.8 lens, the manual focus Nikkor 45mm f/2.8 lenses, and the manual focus Voigtlnder 40mm f/2 lens. Ive longed for an F-mount autofocus pancake lens since I was first struck with GAS, and now with Yongnuos release, it looked like I would finally be getting my fix.

Alas, all of the merits for this $94 lens aside, its biggest failing is its utterly incompetent autofocus capabilities.

The Good

  • The size is right. Not quite as slim as Canons 40mm pancake lens, but smaller than anything else Nikon is offering.
  • Decent enough image quality wide open. I dont really care about sharpness especially corner sharpness too much, but I have had some lenses look just absolutely atrocious when not stopped down and this is not one of them.
  • Close enough focus. Not nearly macro level magnification, but a minimum focusing distance just under 0.3 meters gives you bigger magnification than Nikons 50mm offerings.
  • The price. I paid $94 on Amazon for a f/2.8 lens thats actually usable at f/2.8.
It comes with a USB port through which you can update firmware if you own a PC and in which you can collect dirt and dust if you own a Mac.

The Bad

  • Plasticky filth all around. The mount is metal, and thank goodness for that, but just about everything else is plastic. I actually prefer quality plastic to quality metal as I place a premium on weight reduction, but this is not quality. This is garbage plastic. Ive owned several plastic kit lens and loved them all, but this lens just feels wrong.
  • The autofocus sucks. Just awful. Imagine the glory days of contrast-detection autofocus from your first point and shoot back in 2004. Now imagine that camera trying to autofocus on a clear white wall in the middle of a dense fog. At night. Thats what trying to autofocus with this lens feels like. And its noisy as hell too, which ordinarily wouldnt bother me but Im tired of defending this lens so Im gonna mention i......

06:15

Bank of Canada Announces Phase 3 of 'Project Jasper' DLT Trial "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Canada's central bank is gearing up for the next phase of its "Project Jasper" blockchain research initiative, according to a new announcement.

06:15

12 Times I Wish I didnt have to Say Me Too. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This is for every single person who commented "me too" this weekend.

06:09

Ginsenoside Rg3 has an analgesic effects. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Eur Surg Res. 2016 ;57(3-4):211-223. Epub 2016 Jul 22. PMID: 27441690 Abstract Title:  Antinociceptive Effects of Ginsenoside Rg3 in a Rat Model of Incisional Pain. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Ginsenoside Rg3 is an extract of total ginseng saponins, which accounts for 4.7% of all saponins. This study aimed to identify the mechanisms of the antinociceptive effects of ginsenoside Rg3.METHODS: Rats were randomly divided into six groups, which were treated with vehicle or 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, or 4 mg/kg of ginsenoside Rg3 intraperitoneally 2 h after a plantar incision was made. To evaluate the mechanisms of antinociceptive effects, the rats were intraperitoneally injected with naloxone 5 mg/kg, atropine 1 mg/kg, yohimbine 2 mg/kg, mecamylamine 1 mg/kg, prazosin 1 mg/kg, and dexmedetomidine 5g/kg. Hyperalgesia produced by the plantar incision was assessed using von Frey filaments 1 day before the incision (BI) and 2 h after the plantar incision (AP); this measurement was repeated at 15, 30, 45, 60, 80, 100 and 120 min, and 24 and 48 h after the injection of ginsenoside Rg3. Serum interleukin-1 (IL-1) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels were measured 1 day before incision and 120 min, 24 h, and 48 h after the injection of ginsenoside Rg3 or vehicle.RESULTS: The mechanical withdrawal threshold (MWT) significantly increased in the group that received ginsenoside Rg3. The dose-MWT response showed a curvilinear, bell-shaped relationship. The maximum MWT was found with the administration of ginsenoside Rg3 at 1.5 mg/kg; MWT decreased to 2 and 4 mg/kg. Yohimbine diminished the analgesic effect of ginsenoside Rg3. Prazosin and dexmedetomidine increased the analgesic effect of ginsenoside Rg3. IL-1 and IL-6 appeared significantly lower relative to control group.CONCLUSIONS: Ginsenoside Rg3 has an analgesic effect with a curvilinear dose-response relationship. Alpha 2 adrenergic receptor appeared to be related to the analgesic effect of ginsenoside Rg3. Also, the anti-inflammatory effect of ginsenoside Rg3 could be related to its analgesic effect.

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06:09

10 Crazy Ads That Would Never Make It Today "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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By Heather CallaghanEditor

Theres too much crazy news in the world but if youre not crying, why not laugh? And by that I dont mean laugh at ourselves, but laugh at the ridiculous antics of old timey ad execs. They were Mad Men indeed.

We are excluding sexist ads (sexist against both women and men) and those with freaky looking children since both of those could be their own top 10 list.

Without further ado, here are 10 crazy ads that wouldnt make the cutting room floor in todays world.

 

  1. Dupont Cellophane

Leave it to DuPont to think enclosing babies in airtight bags equals PR gold. They were so sure...

06:05

Abused Carriage Horse Can't Believe It When He Sees His New Home "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

In a distressing video, an old carriage horse lies on the street as a man beats him hard with a whip, trying to get the horse to stand up. Each time the whip hits him, the horses flinches, but he isnt able to  or doesnt want to get up.

Eventually, a few people pull the horse back up to a standing position. But this isnt much of an improvement  the man with the whip simply adjusts the horses reins (which are still attached to a carriage containing passengers), preparing to make him work again.

An animal lover took this video in Jakarta, Indonesia, last month where the horse, Chester, had spent the last 10 years pulling a carriage. They sent the footage to the Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN), an organization that helps both wild and domestic animals in Indonesia.

Femke Den Haas, founder of JAAN, knew she had to do something to help Chester.

Chester is not the first horse I have seen in this state collapsing on the street and being hit, Den Haas told The Dodo. I have seen three other cases, including a fatal one.

Den Haas didnt waste a minute. She figured out where the owner lived, and went there to speak to him. Chester and his owner hadnt returned from work yet, but when they did, Den Haas was shocked to see Chesters poor state of health.

Credit: Jakarta Animal Aid Network

He arrived in the rain, soaking wet, Den Haas said. He was extremely skinny and looked exhausted. His legs [were] swollen. He looked like a broken soul with no life in his eyes. Just exhausted and full of sadness.

Fortunately, the law was on Chesters side, and Den Haas knew this beating Chester was illegal in Indonesia.

Indonesia has an animal welfare law ... which was formed to specifically protect carriage and working horses, Den Haas said. It explains that horses and other animals shouldn't be put in pain, and should be cared for with shelter [and] proper food and housing and working hours.

While the authorities dont always enforce this law, Den Haas persuaded the owner to surrender Chester to her.
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06:00

Intensifying Typhoon Lan threatens Japan but may miss mainland "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Dr. Ryan Maue, now of weather.us has been tracking Typhoon Lan, which is predicted to become a super typhoon in the next two days. Here in a recent model output for Saturday: He notes: HWRF develops concentric eyewalls massive size Typhoon Lan. Research Maps page: http://wx.graphics/models/hwrf/hwrf.php  He adds: HWRF 18z hurricane model convinced that

06:00

Olympic Athletes Could Soon Face Being Microchipped Like Dogs To Compete "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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While some say microchipping humans is the wave of the future, others think it could be the Biblical mark of the beast. Regardless, the next group to face the potentiality of being microchipped like dogs are Olympic athletes.

According to WND, the head of an association of Olympic athletes wants to require anyone who participates in the Summer or Winter Games to be implanted with a tracking chip to prevent the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Mike Miller, the CEO of the World Olympians Association, remarked recently at an anti-doping forum in London that athletes should accept digital implants or be barred from Olympic-level competition, according to The Guardian.

Speaking to anti-doping leaders at a Westminster forum on integrity in sport, Miller said: In order to stop doping we need to chip our athletes where the latest technology is there. He continued, saying: Microchips get over the issue of whether the technology can be manipulated because they [athletes] have no control over the device. The problem with the current anti-doping system is that all it says is that at a precise moment in time there are no banned substances but we need a system which says you are illegal substance-free at all times and if there are changes in markers they will be detected.

Consumer privacy expert Liz McIntyre, the co-author of Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Purchase and Watch Your Every Move, called Millers proposal outrageous, insisting no human being should ever be forced to accept a tracking implant to fully participate in society. Miller reiterates that it isnt about privacy, however, and Olympic athletes arent exactly regular members of society. Some people say its an invasion of p...

Olympic Athletes Could Soon Face Being Microchipped Like Dogs To Compete "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

microchip

While some say microchipping humans is the wave of the future, others think it could be the Biblical mark of the beast. Regardless, the next group to face the potentiality of being microchipped like dogs are Olympic athletes.

According to WND, the head of an association of Olympic athletes wants to require anyone who participates in the Summer or Winter Games to be implanted with a tracking chip to prevent the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Mike Miller, the CEO of the World Olympians Association, remarked recently at an anti-doping forum in London that athletes should accept digital implants or be barred from Olympic-level competition, according to The Guardian.

Speaking to anti-doping leaders at a Westminster forum on integrity in sport, Miller said: In order to stop doping we need to chip our athletes where the latest technology is there. He continued, saying: Microchips get over the issue of whether the technology can be manipulated because they [athletes] have no control over the device. The problem with the current anti-doping system is that all it says is that at a precise moment in time there are no banned substances but we need a system which says you are illegal substance-free at all times and if there are changes in markers they will be detected.

Consumer privacy expert Liz McIntyre, the co-author of Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Purchase and Watch Your Every Move, called Millers proposal outrageous, insisting no human being should ever be forced to accept a tracking implant to fully participate in society. Miller reiterates that it isnt about privacy, however, and Olympic athletes arent exactly regular members of society. Some people say its an invasion of privacy, Miller said. Well, sport is a club and people dont have to join the club if they dont want to, if they cant follow the rules.

Although Miller didnt specify what kind of microchip technology he was considering, McIntyre pointed out there are RFID chips with sensors that could detect the health status of a host or substances in th...

05:52

Urbex Photographer Dies After Falling from 20th Floor of Chicago Hotel "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

An urbex photographer was killed after he fell from the 20th floor of a luxury hotel in Chicago.

CBS Chicago reports that 44-year-old Eric Paul Janssen died on Monday at around 3:30 p.m. while trespassing at the LondonHouse Chicago luxury riverfront hotel. After falling from a 20th floor wall, Janssen landed on a 6th-floor rooftop 14 stories below.

Janssen was reportedly shooting photos on the 20th-floor ledge when the accident occurred, sources tell CBS Chicago.

The photographer had nearly 4,000 followers on Instagram, where he regularly shared photos captured in run-down, abandoned locations as well as the rooftops of tall city buildings.

Chicago has been an amazing experience, Janssen wrote in his last Instagram post, shared the same day as his fall. Made some new friends. Reconnected with some old friends. Had a really wonderful time exploring this great city.

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05:50

Supreme Court declines to hear New Mexico Ten Commandments case "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

WASHINGTON DC  The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case brought forth by two Pagans concerning the Ten Commandments monument previously erected in front of Bloomfield City Hall. Because SCOTUS declined to hear the case, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision, stating that the monument should be removed, will stand.

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Wiccan Priestess Janie Felix and Pagan Buford Coone, with the full support of the ACLU, challenged their home city of Bloomfields installation of a Ten Commandants monument on public property in 2014.

The ACLU argued that city officials accorded preferential treatment to the monuments sponsors, disregarding many city ordinances and policy requirements that would regulate the monuments installation.

Ms. Felix said she is happy the justice system worked in this case and hopes it sets a solid legal precedent for future cases. She says that she is also thankful to the ACLU for their assistance.

I am grateful for the help and driving force of the ACLU in supporting this important legal fight. I find it sad the the City of Bloomfield was so misguided in this case, money was squandered by the city to pursue the appeals, money that is owed the ACLU for court fees, which they will be hard pressed to pay. It has been hinted that I am to blame!

History of the Monument
On April 3, 2007, Bloomfields Councilor Kevin Mauzy made a presentation of a monument to display the Ten Commandments in front of Bloomfield City Hall serving as a historical and art display for the city.

As noted in the official meeting minutes, the proposal was approved and the funds were to come from private donations from the community.

In 2014 testimony as reported by The Albuquerque Journal, Mauzy said, [The monument] was not for religious purposes. It was for historical purposes and to beautify the city.

After the approval, the Council adopted a resolution permitting private citizens, groups and organizations to sponsor displays on City Halls lawn. The official resolution outlined the scope and approval process for such an installation. For example one requirement states that all displays must reflect the history and heritage of the Citys law and government.

There was an almost immediate outcry from people of many religious backgrounds. At the 2007 meeti...

05:45

Woman Hand Sews Eclectic Kimono to Honor Her Japanese and Scottish Ancestry "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Handmade Kimono by Maya Caulfield

A kimono is traditionally a Japanese garment, but it has, in recent years, undergone cultural transformations. One striking way is via Western influence; for nuptials that combine elements of Japanese culture and Christian traditions, a kimono wedding dress is a popular choice. Another recent collaboration between Norwegian designer T-Michael and Tokyo-based company Y. & Sons blends the aesthetic of the iconic robes with minimalist Scandinavian style. While these examples speak more generally to an overall shift in how people imagine kimonos, there are other iterations of the garment that reflect the individual.

Maya Caulfield recently completed a handmade kimono that celebrates her half Scottish and half Japanese ancestry in one eclectic garment. Created in a traditional kimono silhouette, the fabric is sourced from different types of plaid, from tartan to buffalo check. I don't usually make textile art, Caulfield tells My Modern Met via email, but I do make my own clothes on occasion and I always make sure that they are very personal to me and one of a kindI don't want to sew something that someone else would have in their closet.

Caulfields inspiration for the kimono came from her involvement in the streetwear community; she saw how designers like Rick Owens and Rei Kawakubo fused traditional fashion with modern design. From there, I went to thrift stores in Denver and bought huge plastic bags of men's plaid button-down shirts and boxer shorts. I washed them THOROUGHLY, and cut them into different-sized rectangles.

Between starting and finishing the garment, she moved to Washington state and couldnt bring her sewing machine with her. I was forced to hand-sew the entire garment. The long journey (both literally and figuratively) was worth it. Caulfields one-of-a-kind piece represents the beauty that can come when elements of two cultures meet.

Maya Caulfield has created a handmade kimono that blends her Japanese and Scottish ancestry.

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05:45

Family Had No Idea What Their Dog Was Up To Until They Found A Note On His Collar "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

For Louie the dog's family, there's never been any doubt he's a good boy. But even they were astonished to learn about just how good a boy he really is.

In fact, now he's being called a hero.

Credit: Marolyn Diver

Louie is a sheepdog who lives with Marolyn Diver's parents in New Zealand. For as long as she's known him, the sweet pup has always loved heading out on little adventures through the farmland surrounding their property, but his wandering ways have waned with age. At 12 years old, as his body has slowed and his senses dulled, Louie seems to prefer keeping closer to the house nowadays. 

So, when the old dog disappeared one day recently while Marolyn was in town visiting, it was a cause of some concern.

"My mother was a little grumpy as she had thought he had stopped his wandering," Marolyn tells The Dodo. "We worried he might forget where his home was."

What they didn't know at the time was that Louie was off saving a life.

Credit: Marolyn Diver

After an entire afternoon had passed with no sign of Louie, his family was relieved at first to see him ambling back toward the house but then they noticed a note had been attached to his collar. Marolyn's first reaction was alarm. Was it a warning? Had Louie caused trouble, or crossed paths with the wrong person?

"He looked so exhausted, and had basically just collapsed," Marolyn says. "We were concerned someone might have hurt him. But after reading the note I felt complete and utter relief, then my heart melted."

That's when they learned what their dog had been up to:

"Louie is the hero of the day," the note read (corrected for spelling). "He led me to Maddy in distress stuck under a branch pile. Cheers, Rob."

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05:44

ESports Entrepreneurs Powered by Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Who will be the first Blockchain project to tap into the $50 billion gaming assets market?

05:43

Teen Becomes First To Move Into UK Micro Home Built To Tackle Homelessness [Images] "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Did you know? According to an analysis by the Heriot-Watt University for Crisis, the number of homeless people in the UK is expected to double to half a million by the year 2041. The only way to prevent this, according to the report, is for the government to take immediate action. Fortunately, something of the sort is happening in Britain, where 18-year-old Kieran Evans became the first to move into a micro-home an abode which is part of a larger project designed to tackle the countrys homelessness crisis.

Last Thursday, Evans moved into the 186-square-feet home after it was air-lifted to a back garden of the summer. Reportedly, the structure draws inspiration from yachts and first-class airplanes. All in all, it cost 40,000 ($52,748.00 USD) to build.

Following are photos of the micro-home:

Credit: SWNS

For an entire year, Evans lived on the street. Now, he has a home in Barbourne, Worcester, and is hopeful to rebuild his life after experiencing homelessness first-hand. The project called iKozies is the first-of-its-kind in the world, and is being hailed as a cure to Britains homelessness problem and housing shortage.

If iKozies is successful, more micro-homes will be installed across the rest of the UK. Said Evans, who lived at a YMCA hostel before moving into temporary housing: Im ecstatic, genuinely so happy to have my own space. Its like a compact luxury apartment.

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05:37

Black raspberry extract showed antinociceptive activity against induced chronic muscle pain. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016 Jul 11 ;16:202. Epub 2016 Jul 11. PMID: 27400712 Abstract Title:  Rubus occidentalis alleviates hyperalgesia induced by repeated intramuscular injection of acidic saline in rats. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the antinociceptive effect of black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis) fruit extract (ROE) in a rat model of chronic muscle pain and examine the mechanisms involved.METHODS: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were used, and chronic muscle pain was induced by two injections of acidic saline into one gastrocnemius muscle. For the first experiment, 50 rats were randomly assigned to five groups. After the development of hyperalgesia, rats were injected intraperitoneally with 0.9 % saline or ROE (10, 30, 100, or 300 mg/kg). For the second experiment, 70 rats were randomly assigned to seven groups. Rats were injected intraperitoneally with saline, yohimbine, dexmedetomidine, prazosin, atropine, mecamylamine, or naloxone after the development of hyperalgesia. Ten minutes later, ROE (300 mg/kg) was administered intraperitoneally. For both experiments, the mechanical withdrawal threshold (MWT) was evaluated with von Frey filaments before the first acidic saline injection, 24 h after the second injection, and at 15, 30, 45, 60, 80, 100, and 120 min, 24 and 48 h afterthe drug administration.RESULTS: Compared with the control group, the MWT significantly increased up to 45 min after injection of ROE 100 mg/kg and up to 60 min after injection of ROE 300 mg/kg, respectively. Injection of ROE together with yohimbine or mecamylamine significantly decreased the MWT compared with the effect of ROE alone, while ROE together with dexmedetomidine significantly increased the MWT.CONCLUSIONS: ROE showed antinociceptive activity against induced chronic muscle pain, which may be mediated by2-adrenergic and nicotinic cholinergic receptors.

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05:34

5-Year-Old Empties Piggy Bank To Buy Milk For Classmate, Goes On To Raise Over $8,000 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Kids are taught from a young age that milk is a necessary and nutritious addition to any meal. (Note: this has since been debunked. Read more here). As a result, 5-year-old Sunshine Oelfeke couldnt help but notice that one of her classmates didnt have milk during their daily snack time. Rather than embarrass her friend or ask an adult for clarification, Sunshine decided to take matters into her own hands.

Approximately two weeks ago, the young girls grandmother, Jackie Sue, spotted Sunshine emptying her piggy bank and counting the coins. After tallying up the total, she dumped all of the change into a plastic bag and tucked it into her backpack. Understandably, Jackie Sue was confused as to what the kindergartner had planned, as Sunshine had been saving up for a snowmobile for years. She soon learned, however, and the answer blew her away.

Credit: GoFundMe

When asked why she was taking the coins to school, Sunshine responded:

Im going to take it for milk money. Im taking it for my friend Layla. She doesnt get milk her mom doesnt have milk money and I do.

Because of the compassionate intent, Sunshine was allowed to do with the money as she pleased. When Sunshine went to school the next day, she gave the coins to her kindergarten teacher. Reportedly, it totaled $30 after buying Laylas milk. When Sunshine didnt know until later is that there are 20 students in her class at Birchview Elementary School, located in Michigan. And, half of them cannot afford to buy $0.45 milk for snack time every day. The cost of ensuring every kid has milk at snack time is $180 per month. Thus, Sunshine hatched a new plan.

With the help of Jackie Sue, Sunshine started a GoFundMe page to raise money for the rest of the school year. News of Sunshines generosity has quickly spread, and now the campaign has generated more than $8,000! Said Jackie Sue:

Sunshine is 5 and doesnt grasp the concept of the HUGE impact she is maki...

05:28

Moscow ICO Conference to Be Held on November 7, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Moscow ICO Conference takes place first time in Moscow on November 7, 2017. Organizers are well-known Team, who created Moscow Affiliate Conference & Party , where we gathered 1500+ TOP affiliates and famous companies over the world, more than 50 countries in one place! This autumn we attract key players from cryptocurrency industry. In heart of Moscow, Continue reading Moscow ICO Conference to Be Held on November 7, 2017

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05:24

Billy Corgan: Shapeshifting Reptilians Run The Satanic Music Industry "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has opened up about his experiences in the record industry, telling Howard Stern that he has witnessed a shapeshifting humanoid in the flesh, before opening up to production staff after the show, informing them that the record industry-Illuminati is controlled by non-human reptilians.
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05:22

These results imply that BPA may lead to ovarian toxicity by increasing cumulus cells apoptosis. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Reprod Toxicol. 2017 Sep 22 ;74:189-194. Epub 2017 Sep 22. PMID: 28951153 Abstract Title:  Susceptibility of human cumulus cells to bisphenol a In vitro. Abstract:  Bisphenol A (BPA) is detectable in follicular fluid. However, the effect of BPA exposure on human cumulus cells (CC) that surround the oocyte and are crucial for oocyte competence has been largely unexplored. We exposed primary cultures of CC to increasing concentrations of BPA [0,0.002, 0.02 and 20g/mL] and tested the effects of BPA on the expression of genes associated with apoptosis using quantitative reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR); we also assessed the effect of BPA on apoptosis by staining with anti-caspase 3. Exposure to 20g/mL BPA led to significantly decreased expression of CDC20, BUB1B and HAS2 (p

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05:16

Pholio: A Searchable Hard Drive Thats Like an Offline Google Photos "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Pholio is a new device thats aiming to take on Google Photos with a hard drive for your photos thats searchable by using keywords. The difference here is that Pholio keeps your data secure, and searchable while remaining offline and not relying on cloud services.

Pholio has a 500GB capacity but, for those looking for more storage, there is a 2TB Pholio Pro available. Any devices you give access to can browse the hard drive, whether they are a Mac, PC, tablet, or smartphone.

Pholio already has 20,000 descriptors that it can harness to pull out the right photos for your keywords, but you can also tag your photos with new keywords so that it can keep learning.

It also has fast and accurate face detection, allowing you to collate an album of photos of a particular person. Pholio even allows you to search within videos, finding the perfect still shot without having to watch the full playback of the video.

In a coming update, there will be options for backup services and encryption, too.

It may not be part of the recent push toward cloud storage, but Pholio believes that keeping local control of your images is necessary. The device keeps your images in your own hands, rather than relying on you handing over your photos to other companies.

Heres a brief video introduction to Pholio:

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05:12

Pareto: The Peer to Peer Financial Content Marketplace Announces Token Sale "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

San Francisco, CA October 18, 2017 Pareto, the platform that will allow anyone to create & distribute actionable financial information about digital currencies, and get rewarded for it, announced the launch of their upcoming Token Sale with the first phase, Presale, which will begin on October 30th. Paretos whitelist is now open for Continue reading Pareto: The Peer to Peer Financial Content Marketplace Announces Token Sale

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05:10

Russias new CryptoRuble has likelihood of eventually being gold backed, and tied to China "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Russias new CryptoRuble has likelihood of eventually being gold backed, and tied to China by Ken Schortgen The Daily Economist Ironically there has been only a few countries that have been racing towards engineering a sovereign cryptocurrency as Blockchain...

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05:09

How To Grow Vegetables From Kitchen Scraps "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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Some of those food scraps youve been composting could have been grown into more food or even seeds for future planting. Critics say you might as well just buy a package of seeds for a couple bucks but for those who would rather save their dollars, these nifty tricks will give you food and seeds for []

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05:04

Discours officiel du Kianoush loccasion de la fte nationale Suisse 2017 Jussy [extrait] "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

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05:00

Australian Senate Panel Throws Support Behind Crypto Exchange Bill "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Australia is moving ahead with plans to pass new regulations for the country's cryptocurrency exchange space.

05:00

Can Personal Carbon Trading Take Off On The Blockchain? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

CarbonX wants to make it simple to be rewarded for making sustainable consumer decisions.

Most of us subscribe to the science of climate change, but few of us actually make strenuous efforts to reduce our carbon footprint. We might buy the odd energy-saving lightbulb, yet many of us will still board a flight to see Grandma at Thanksgiving. A single flight from New York to Denver, let us remind you, produces the equivalent CO2 emissions of driving a car 7,500 miles a yearwhich is to say, a lot.

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05:00

Caught Our Notice: Another retraction for researcher paid $100k to leave uni "IndyWatch Feed Health"

When Retraction Watch began in 2010, our co-founders Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus quickly realized they couldnt keep up with the hundreds of retractions that appeared each year.  And the problem has only gotten worse although weve added staff, the number of retractions issued each year has increased dramatically. According to our growing database, just shy of []

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05:00

Hallelujah!: You Can Stream Every Leonard Cohen Album in a 22-Hour Chronological Playlist (1967-2016) "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Everybody knows the war is over. Everybody knows the good guys lost.

Perhaps no one since Thomas Hardy has matched Leonard Cohen in the dogged persistence of literary bleakness. Cohens entry into a Zen monastery in 1996 was a response to a sense of despair that Ive always had, he said in an interview that year. Ten years later, Cohen told Terry Gross on NPRs Fresh Air, I had a great sense of disorder in my life of chaos, of depression, of distress. And I had no idea where this came from. And the prevailing psychoanalytic explanations at the time didnt seem to address the things I felt.

Only a handful of people on the planet have experienced the life of chaos Leonard Cohen lived as an acclaimed poet, novelist, singer, and one of the most beloved songwriters of the last several decades. But millions identify with his emotional turmoil. Cohens expressions of despairand of reverence, defiance, love, hatred, and lustspeak across generations, telling truths few of us confess but, just maybe, everybody knows. Cohen's death last year brought his career back into focus. And despite the mournful occasion for revisiting his work, he may be just the songwriter many of us need right now.




The great themes in Cohens work come together in his most famous song, Hallelujah, which has, since he first recorded it in 1984 to little notice, become everybodys Hallelujah, writes Ashley Fetters at The Atlantic, in a succession of covers and interpretations from Jeff Buckley and Rufus Wainwright to Shrek and The X Factor. It is here that the depths of despair and heights of transcendence meet, the sexual and the spiritual reach an accord: This world is full of conflicts and full of things that cannot be reconciled, Cohen has said of the song. But there are moments when we can reconcile and embrace the whol...

04:56

No Paint Horizontal Closet Organizer "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

What is worse than piles of dirty laundry?

I'd have to say piles of clean laundry with no closet to put it all away.  Then it gets mixed up with the dirty laundry, and you end up with twice as big piles of laundry that you have to treat as dirty laundry.  You know what I'm talking about here.

We've recently moved into the new house, and first up, I insisted that we have one working closet in the house.  

We've done lots of closets in the past, but this time, I got a little crazy and ditched the vertical organizer.

Yep, we went all horizontal on this closet. 

And this is why -

No more bending down low to reach a bottom shelf.  Or reaching up high to hang clothes.  And it's easy to fold and put away jeans at the perfect height.

We did lose about 2-1/2 feet of closet rod storage, trading it for 8 feet of shelving space at an easy to reach height.  

This is for a 5 foot wide closet opening (6 feet interior closet width).  If your closet is a different width it will affect your storage solution, both vertically and horizontally.

I'm so glad we went with the horizontal closet.  We love how functional and easy to reach everything is, and love the extra shelving storage for folded clothes and baskets for socks and underwear.  

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04:54

Please Donate to Prepare for Change "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Friends, Members and Volunteers

As we head into the year end festivities and look forward to the transition to the New Society, the Prepare for Change team is preparing to grow into a meaningful resource for all of humanity. The Event is for us all, particularly those whose lives are filled with concern for their loved ones for whatever reason. It is this caring for others that will bring the true rewards of our New Society.

Now is the time of giving to our loved ones and family members, a time for us all to reflect on the needs of those around us.

Prepare for Change needs donations, but not at the expense of giving to the ones who look into your eyes and share their souls with you. Give to them first and give them all that you can and that they need.  If you can, please use the PayPal box on the right to donate to PFC!

Please know that we are with you at this time and feel as you do, that those within our reach are most important.

The Prepare for Change team is working for us all to lift the frequencies of our world with meditations and grid work to make every energy vortex and ley line surge with light and extinguish the darkness that seeks to overrun the joy of our lives and world.  It is a great work and we are forever in the debt of those share what little they can to help with this great effort. Regardless of the cost, we will continue to raise the hearts and minds of everyone we encounter. It is the only way we can light the shadows and banish...

04:52

Your Concise Guide to Gowanus Open Studios 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Inside Rachel Selekmans studio from the 2016 Gowanus Open Studios, Burst 4 (Taking Stock 2) (2016) (photo by Benjamin Sutton/Hyperallergic)

Gowanus Open Studios returns for the 21st time this Saturday and Sunday, October 2122. This years edition features over 300 participating artists who will open their spaces to the public to discuss art making, show work, and talk about their processes and lives in the Gowanus creative community.

A painting in progress inside Tony Geigers studio during the 2016 Gowanus Open Studios (photo by Benjamin Sutton/Hyperallergic)

As always, theres a huge range of artists participating, at all different career stages and working in almost every style and process imaginable. Sasha Chavchvadze (110 Nevins Street, ground floor) has been making mixed-media drawings and installations that deal with history (American Revolution, Cold War, modernism) for over 25 years, while the artist-run gallery Ortega y Gasset Projects (the Old American Can Factory, 232 Third Avenue) will present the NYC solo debut of Kuldeep Singh, a...

04:50

New Cartoonist: Darko Drljevic "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

Darko

Darko Drljevic is our first cartoonist from Montenegro. His cartoons appear regularly in national and international magazines. He has received over 100 awards for his work in international competitions.

04:47

Zeiss Unveils the Milvus 25mm f/1.4 for Canon and Nikon DSLRs "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Zeiss has just announced the Milvus 25mm f/1.4 lens, adding the 11th lens to the Milvus family of full frame DSLR lenses. Its the fourth Milvus lens to have fixed aperture of f/1.4, joining the 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm.

The Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 was developed for Canon and Nikon DSLR users who shoot landscape and architecture, as well as for photojournalists who need a wide lens for photos and videos.

The completely new optical design ensures superior performance across the entire image field, says Zeiss Product Manager Christophe Casenave. This results in high-contrast photos and a harmonious bokeh.

Even at full aperture, there are hardly any color fringes. The finest details can be reproduced in high definition and contrast all the way into the corners.

Here are...

04:42

Channeling Dead German Poets: Taking Other Peoples Alternate Realities Seriously "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The first time I became aware that the voices I heard were about to change from being mostly bizarre, irrational and unaccountable, as they are for so many people doing things like telling me that the world was being taken over by psychics, for instance, or that I was about to win the lottery was one day a little more than two years ago when I was walking down the hallway of the psych hospital in which I was then being confined against my will.

I had come to be in that psych hospital as a result of how my psychotic process or, as I think of it, my alternate reality had taken off again following my decision not to take antipsychotics anymore, a decision that I had taken because I had come to believe that antipsychotics were far more harmful than the vast majority of people were aware of. I had also come to the tentative conclusion, based on what I was reading at the time (like Mad In America), that even as terrible as my own experience of voicehearing and of going into an alternate reality had been, it was still possible that I might be able get through it all and maybe even live without antipsychotic drugs. I do not, by the way, believe in rebound psychosis, even though that might seem to be what I was experiencing. I think it is simply that we live in a physical universe that God created, and that the spiritual world is simply a part of that physical universe, and thus it is possible that drugs can disrupt the spiritual experience. God, after all, as C.S. Lewis said, actually likes physical matter; He created it.

In line with this, I believe that after I came off antipsychotics I became vulnerable to so-called spiritual forces once again, and I entered a world that operates under different rules and principles than most of us are used to. I did this because I believed that if I ever wanted to live in freedom again, I would have to take the chance that this alternate reality might once again claim my existence. That had been my hope, anyway, even if at that point, walking down the psych ward hallway, I was once more held deep in the clutches of this alternate reality.

I believe that the greatest problem that we have with psychosis, voicehearing, and schizophrenia in the modern world is a simple lack of comprehension on the part of other people that what we experience is actually real, even if it might seem intractably bizarre from the outside. After all, its not that were any more dangerous than other people, or that were really all that different from other people in any other way. Its simply that most people have no idea what were talking about most of the time because they havent encountered it themselves. Even when other people do listen to us, they usually want to reinterpret what we say into the kind of terms that they themselves can understand, into terms which make sense according to their own world views such as the idea that w...

04:27

An Exquisite Collection of Paper Pop-Ups Designed by Peter Dahmen "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

From commercial packaging to artistic creations fused with geometry, paper designer Peter Dahmen is a true master of the pop-up. This new video titled Most Satisfying Video of Pop-Up Cards is a portfolio of sorts spanning the last several years of his work engineering elaborate objects that unfold from the pages of books or the confines of tiny boxes. You can go behind the scenes a bit more in this 2014 film on Dahmen from Christopher Helkey, and you can also try building some of his original designs with these free online tutorials. (via The Kid Should See This)

04:26

Five Ways to Rewild the World "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This post Five Ways to Rewild the World was created by Gary Z McGee for Fractal Enlightenment. You should consider visiting Fractal Enlightenment - ~ We Are All One for more awesome posts.

Human beings are the only creatures on earth that claim a God, and the only living thing that behaves like ...

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04:20

7 Tips for Getting Natural Smiles in Photos "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Getting someone to smile naturally on camera can sometimes be a difficult task. Heres a 2-minute video by photographer Mathieu Stern in which he shares 7 techniques for getting your subject to grin from ear to ear in seconds.

It is often said that the engaging of the eyes makes a smile natural, but thats not something that can be easily faked. Even though some of Sterns ideas and tips may seem cheesy, that in itself may be enough to squeeze out a natural smile, or chuckle, from a model.

Something as simple as saying money instead of cheese when smiling works wonders. Pronouncing money ensures that the model drops their jaw as well, leading to that golden smile. It also has that surprising, novelty factor which can be quite amusing and unexpected.

Another super simple thing to do is to encourage your model to relax their facial muscles. This makes for a very subtle, but equally drastic, change to the shot. Its very easy for someone to tense up their face without realizing it, and simple encouragement to focus on those muscles will return them to a more natural look.

Check out the video above for more advice on drawing out real smiles.

04:19

Our findings suggest that BPA inhibits nerve conduction in a manner independent of estrogen receptors. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biochem Biophys Rep. 2017 Jul ;10:145-151. Epub 2017 Mar 23. PMID: 28955742 Abstract Title:  Bisphenol A inhibits compound action potentials in the frog sciatic nerve in a manner independent of estrogen receptors. Abstract:  Although the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A (BPA) is reported to inhibit nerve conduction, the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Therefore, in the present study, we examined the effect of BPA on compound action potentials (CAPs) recorded from the frog sciatic nerve using the air-gap method. Treatment of the sciatic nerve with BPA (0.5 mM) for 20 min reduced the peak amplitude of the CAP by approximately 60% in a partially reversible manner. The reduction in the CAP peak amplitude was concentration-dependent, with a half-maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) value of 0.31 mM. This effect of BPA was unaffected by an estrogen-receptor antagonist, 4-hydroxytamoxifen, which by itself reduced CAP peak amplitude, with an IC50 value of 0.26 mM (comparable to that of BPA). The natural estrogen 17-estradiol, at the highest dissolvable concentration (0.05 mM), had an effect similar to that of BPA. The IC50 value of BPA was comparable to those of some local anesthetics in inhibiting frog CAPs. Our findings suggest that BPA inhibits nerve conduction in a manner independent of estrogen receptors. This action of BPA may underlie, at least in part, the neurotoxicity of the compound.

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04:18

Win a Trip to the Engadget Experience in LA, a Celebration of Art and Tech (Sponsor) "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

For one day only in Los Angeles, a series of futuristic art installations and panels will bring together some of the brightest minds in art, entertainment, and technology. The Engadget Experience will be an opportunity to experience one-of-a-kind art exhibits and hear from the artists behind these projects. The Engadget Experience will take place at LAs Ace Hotel on November 14th, and you can win tickets to be there.

To make The Engadget Experience happen, Engadget gave out the largest prizes ever in the field of immersive tech$100,000 apiece to teams creating art from VR, artificial intelligence and even search results.

The artistic projects that will be part of the experience include:

    Dance with flARmingos, a mixed reality experience that features a interspecies dance between humans and flamingos. For artist Karen Lucas, its an opportunity to depart from a human-centered worldview.
    Dinner Party, a virtual-reality thriller based on the true story of the Betty and Barney Hill UFO-abduction incident, the first nationally known UFO abduction in American history.
    Mappers Delight, a cultural tale representing worlds, experiences and gameplay told through hip-hop.
    Untrained Eyes, a conceptual technology project that takes its inspiration from observing the explicit bias that can be found during everyday image searches within Google and other public-image archives.
    Your Hands Are Feet, an interactive room-scale VR experience that places you in surreal realities made up of experiential metaphors.

04:17

Lab Creates Copy of Fahrenheit 451 That Can Only Be Read When Heat Is Added To It "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The unique copy was a collaboration between the lab and the graphic design collective Super Terrain. As TwistedSifter reports, the lab-made pages are covered in what appears to be black soot but is actually a screen-printed layer. In order to read the words, high temperatures must be applied.

Fahrenheit 451 was published in 1953 and is set in dystopian America where books are prohibited. Firemen are no longer relied on to put out fires but to start them to eradicate books. The story follows Guy Montag as he slowly begins to understand the world around him. Reportedly, the inspiration behind the new experimental edition is found in the books tagline, which reads, Fahrenheit 451 the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns.

A video demonstrating the fireproof fictional work was recently shared to Instagram, with the caption: This week our colleagues from Super Terrain are working in the Lab as a last stop on their all-over-Europe printing adventures. They showed us this remarkable book they made Fahrenheit 451.

If youd like to get your hands on a fireproof copy of Fahrenheit 451 for yourself, you may be in luck. When asked on Instagram, the group replied: Were working on it! Stay tuned.

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04:15

Turning wasted Methane into liquid fuel "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

From the MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY A new way to harness wasted methane Approach developed at MIT could help curb needless flaring of potent greenhouse gas. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Methane gas, a vast natural resource, is often disposed of through burning, but new research by scientists at MIT could make it easier to capture this gas

04:14

Justice System Will Allow Toddler To Die Because Kidney Donor Violated Parole "IndyWatch Feed Health"

This is one of the most gut-wrenching things Ive ever come across. A two-year-old born without kidneys has a chance to live due to finding the perfect donor. The willing donor is the childs own father....

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04:12

XinFin CTO Karan Bhardwaj Discusses Their Upcoming Blockchain Trade and Finance Platform "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

In our constant lookout for the most interesting blockchain projects, we have come across many. Their ability to spot the drawbacks of traditional methods and provide efficient and cheaper solutions makes them unique. XinFin is one such project that caught our eye in the middle of a regular day. After going through their elaborately written Continue reading XinFin CTO Karan Bhardwaj Discusses Their Upcoming Blockchain Trade and Finance Platform

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04:11

Dr. Steven Greer Interviewed by the Health Ranger: Secret Groups Planning False Flag Alien Attack to Roll out World Government "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Stillness in the Storm Editor) The following is an interview with Dr. Steven Greer and Mike Adams wherein Dr. Greer discusses his theory that a cosmic false flag event is slated to occur in the near future. This is a contentious question in ufology, not only because it suggests the military industrial complex wants to use the notion of negative ETs to further a political agenda, but also because Dr. Greer asserts there are no negative ETs at all. Despite the uncertainty surrounding this information, there is much that can be gained in contemplating it. 
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04:09

Adobe Photoshop CC Gets Curvature Pen, Brush Upgrades, and More "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Adobe has just announced its October 2017 update of Photoshop CC, which comes with a number of new features and improvements to the photo editing program. Big ones in this release include a brand new Curvature Pen Tool and improved brush preset management.

Heres a rundown of whats new.

A New Curvature Pen Tool

The new Curvature Pen Tool, which we shared a sneak peek of last month, is a new way to create curved paths quickly, intuitively, and precisely. It lets you push and pull segments of the path instead of using Bezier handles.

Learning how to draw a curve doesnt have to be so hard, Adobe says. We are releasing a new curvature drawing tool that is much more similar to Illustrators. If you have already invested the time to learn the current Photoshop pen tool, its still there for you, too. If youre just getting started drawing curved lines, I suggest you start with the new one we are shipping today.

Brushes Get a Major Upgrade

Brushes are getting some major improvements. First off, the brush organization has been reworked, something Adobe says has been the #1 request of all time. You can now drag and drop to reorder, create folders and sub-folders, scale the brush stroke preview, toggle new view modes, and save brush presets (with opacity, flow, blend mode, and color specified).

Youll also find that brushes are more responsive now with a faster reaction time, especially if you...

04:05

Republicans should impeach trump, a good cartoon. "IndyWatch Feed Comics"



Republicans should impeach trump, a good cartoon.

04:05

How The Elite Dominate The World Part 2: 99.9% Of The Global Population Lives In A Country With A Central Bank "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse

central-bank

Even though the nations of the world are very deeply divided on almost everything else, somehow virtually all of them have been convinced that central banking is the way to go. Today, less than 0.1% of the population of the world lives in a country that does not have a central bank. Do you think that there is any possible way that this is a coincidence? And it is also not a coincidence that we are now facing the greatest debt bubble in the history of the world. In Part I of this series, I discussed the fact that total global debt has reached 217 trillion dollars. Once you understand that central banks are designed to create endless debt, and once you understand that 99.9% of the global population lives in a country that has a central bank, then it finally makes sense why we have accumulated so much debt. The elite of the world use debt as a tool of enslavement, and central banking has allowed them to literally enslave the entire planet.

Some of you may not be familiar with how a central bank differs from a normal bank. The following definition of a central bank comes from Wikipedia

central bankreserve bank, or monetary authority is an institution that manages a states currencymoney supply, and interest r......

How The Elite Dominate The World Part 2: 99.9% Of The Global Population Lives In A Country With A Central Bank "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse

central-bank

Even though the nations of the world are very deeply divided on almost everything else, somehow virtually all of them have been convinced that central banking is the way to go. Today, less than 0.1% of the population of the world lives in a country that does not have a central bank. Do you think that there is any possible way that this is a coincidence? And it is also not a coincidence that we are now facing the greatest debt bubble in the history of the world. In Part I of this series, I discussed the fact that total global debt has reached 217 trillion dollars. Once you understand that central banks are designed to create endless debt, and once you understand that 99.9% of the global population lives in a country that has a central bank, then it finally makes sense why we have accumulated so much debt. The elite of the world use debt as a tool of enslavement, and central banking has allowed them to literally enslave the entire planet.

Some of you may not be familiar with how a central bank differs from a normal bank. The following definition of a central bank comes from Wikipedia

central bankreserve bank, or monetary authority is an institution that manages a states currencymoney supply, and interest rates. Central banks also usually oversee the...

04:04

400 Mysterious Ancient Stone Structures Discovered In Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


Almost 400 mysterious stone structures dating back thousands of years have been discovered in Saudi Arabia, with a few of these wall-like formations draping across old lava domes, archaeologists report.

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When The Lights Go Out: Something HUGE Is Up, EMP Commission DEFUNDED "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


According to Roger Stone, the CIA is urging President Donald Trump to delay disclosing some of the files for another 25 years.

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Doctors in Puerto Rico Practice Medicine In Post-Apocalyptic Conditions "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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Nearly four weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, doctors are experiencing post-apocalyptic conditions. The reality doctors in Puerto Rico are facing is similar to that from a dystopian novel.

Doctors are conducting surgical procedures in sweltering 95-degree heat, experience malfunctioning X-ray machines, and have seen medications literally melting. Were practicing disaster medicine in real life, said Dr. William Kotler, a senior resident in emergency medicine at Florida Hospital in Orlando, who spent two weeks volunteering on the island earlier this month. We improvise if we have to, with very little resources.

Arriving one week after Hurricane Maria made landfall, Dr. Kotler and four other emergency physicians from Florida Hospital in Orlando, finished up a volunteer mission on the devastated island. They were the first medical relief team the hospital sent to the island. We went in blind, said Dr. Julian Trivino, who was among the first team of volunteers.

A second team arrived on October 8th and will stay for two weeks to assist those who need medical attention. When the physicians arrived in the town of Aguadilla on the northwestern tip of the island, the local hospital was in bad shape. The hurricane had almost completely taken down the entire electrical grid and knocked out communications. I got there and immediately had a patient with serious head injuries from a car accident, said Trivino, who is the chief resident in emergency medicine.

Access to electricity was so poor that Trivino couldnt conduct a CT scan, but he was able to do an X-ray. To review the films, he had to go outside and hold the films up to the sunlight to see anything. Afterward, he used one of the teams two satellite phones to arrange for...

Doctors in Puerto Rico Practice Medicine In Post-Apocalyptic Conditions "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

 (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Nearly four weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, doctors are experiencing post-apocalyptic conditions. The reality doctors in Puerto Rico are facing is similar to that from a dystopian novel.

Doctors are conducting surgical procedures in sweltering 95-degree heat, experience malfunctioning X-ray machines, and have seen medications literally melting. Were practicing disaster medicine in real life, said Dr. William Kotler, a senior resident in emergency medicine at Florida Hospital in Orlando, who spent two weeks volunteering on the island earlier this month. We improvise if we have to, with very little resources.

Arriving one week after Hurricane Maria made landfall, Dr. Kotler and four other emergency physicians from Florida Hospital in Orlando, finished up a volunteer mission on the devastated island. They were the first medical relief team the hospital sent to the island. We went in blind, said Dr. Julian Trivino, who was among the first team of volunteers.

A second team arrived on October 8th and will stay for two weeks to assist those who need medical attention. When the physicians arrived in the town of Aguadilla on the northwestern tip of the island, the local hospital was in bad shape. The hurricane had almost completely taken down the entire electrical grid and knocked out communications. I got there and immediately had a patient with serious head injuries from a car accident, said Trivino, who is the chief resident in emergency medicine.

Access to electricity was so poor that Trivino couldnt conduct a CT scan, but he was able to do an X-ray. To review the films, he had to go outside and hold the films up to the sunlight to see anything. Afterward, he used one of the teams two satellite phones to arrange for the patient to go to a trauma center.

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04:00

The Art of Hand-Drawn Japanese Anime: A Deep Study of How Katsuhiro Otomos Akira Uses Light "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Animation before the days of modern computer graphics technology may impress today for the very reason that it had no modern computer graphics technology, or CGI, at its disposal. But if we really think about it and we really watch the animated masterpieces of those days we'll realize that much of it should impress us on many more levels than it already does. Take, for instance, Katsuhiro Otomo's 1988 cyberpunk vision Akira, one of the most beloved Japanese animated films of all time and the subject of the Nerdwriter video essay above, "How to Animate Light."

Akira, says Nerdwriter Evan Puschak, "is well known for its painstaking animation. Every frame of the film was composed with the closest attention to detail, and that gives it an unmatched richness and soul."




But he points up one quality of the production in particular: "I see the film's many lights, their different qualities and textures, as a powerful motif and symbol, and a vital element of its genius." But animators, especially animators using traditional hand-painted cels, can't just tell their directors of photography to set up a scene's lighting in a certain way; they've got to render all the different types of light in the world they create by hand, manually creating its play on every face, every object, every surface.

"The lines between shadow and light are distinct and evocative in the same way that film noir lighting is," Puschak elaborates, "and like in film noir, light in Akira is intimately connected to the city at night." In the dystopian "Neo-Tokyo" of 2019, elaborately crafted by Otomo and his collaborators, "authority is as much a blinding spotlight as it is a gun or a badge" and neon "is the bitter but beautiful light that signifies both the colorful radiance and the gaudy consumerism of modernity." And then we have Tetsuo, "at once the protagonist and the...

04:00

Best Wedding Photos Around the World Celebrate the Fearless Art of Love "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Wedding photographers have the honorand the difficult jobof capturing the emotion and celebration of brides and grooms around the world. And increasingly, people are looking for wedding photography that moves away from the stilted, posed photographs of the past in lieu of capturing the candid moments that make up the day.

Fearless Photographers, a website that helps you find the best wedding photographers near you, curates a gallery of stunning wedding imagery every two months. These Fearless Awards, selected by a rotating panel of award-winning wedding photographers, highlight the best in unique, artistic images that weave the tale of matrimony around the world.

From tender black and white images of relatives to joyful photographs of the happy couple, each photographer places an artistic spin on their work. More documentary than posed, many winning images show moments we can all relate to, whether it's welling up with tears during the ceremony or seeing a little one crashing at the reception after eating too much cake.

Take a look at some of the best wedding photography from the Fearless Awards, and if you're searching for the perfect photographer for your special day, you can use their list to browse by location. You'll then be able to see each photographer's social links, rates, award-winning images, and reach out to them for availability.

Fearless Photographersa website that connects you to top wedding photographers around the worldselects the best in wedding photography every two months for their Fearless Awards.

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04:00

Sleeping with the Enemy "IndyWatch Feed Health"

October 18, 2017 This blog is very fresh and personal for me, and I felt inspired to shine a light on a very important subject that is affecting us all:  how your position on vaccination impacts romantic relationships. I also Continue reading

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Eclipse Brought on Rash of False UFO Claims "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Naturally, as is typical with such events, people thought they saw a UFO during the recent 2017 solar eclipse.

03:55

Were all in 2017, this guys either in 3017 or 1997, weve not worked it out yet "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Spotted on the Tokyo subway.

Heres what people made of it online.

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03:55

In 'Search' of a Swell? XRP Prices Rise and Fall Amid Ripple Event "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A conference held by distributed ledger startup Ripple appears to have had a positive impact on the price of its cryptocurrency.

03:51

Reacts JSX: The Other Side of the Coin "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Stay calm. Embrace the evolution.

When React was released, many people took one look at JSX and lost their minds. What are these angle brackets doing in JavaScript?! What about separation of concerns? Has Facebook learned nothing from the community?

Like many, my initial reaction to Reacts JSX was skeptical, to say the least. And while Ive come to love JSX, anytime I introduce it to a new developer, I feel like Im showing off my ugly baby.

Try to imagine an ugly baby here. My son is clearly adorable.

Despite the initial drama, Ive come to realize that JSX isnt such a radical idea after all. In fact, its simply the other side of the coin. Its a natural evolutionary transition. To appreciate why, a history lesson is in order.

Phase 1: Unobtrusive JavaScript

Remember the good old days of jQuery? The era of unobtrusive JavaScript was in full bloom. Our HTML was pure HTML. Our JavaScript was pure JavaScript. Our concerns were perfectly separated.

Wed write HTML like this:

Click to hide me

Then wed write JavaScript like this:

$(.hide).click(function() { $(this).hide(); } 

#win. Ri...

03:49

New Moon in Libra: Harmonys Dance. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This new moon directly opposes the wild, spontaneous planet of Uranus, creating potential for unusual, unexpected breakthroughs in the areas of relating and connecting.

03:40

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Tonga "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Tonga at 12:00 UTC on October 18, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 46 km (28.6 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located...... Read more

Asteroid 2017 UF discovered a day after 0.99 LD Earth flyby "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 UF flew past Earth at 0.99 LD (~380 160 km / 236 220 miles) on October 15, 2017, one day before it was discovered. This is the 38th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year....... Read more

Six missing after severe storm hits Queensland, Australia "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Severe weather warnings for the coastal trough which has delivered significant rainfall for Queensland over the past few days have now been canceled. However, flood warnings remain in place as some of the areas recorded between 300 and 500 mm (11.8 - 19.7 inches) of...... Read more

One mans quest to save the worlds wildest places: Hansjrg Wyss "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

In the late 1950s, a young graduate student from Switzerland named Hansjrg Wyss took a summer job with the Colorado Highway Department. In his free time, he explored, climbed, and camped in the wilds of the Rocky Mountains. That summer left an indelible impression on Wyss, who later went on to found a medical device company that developed technologies to help people heal from severe injuries. But while Wyss found great success in business, he never lost his passion for nature. As his means increased, Wyss became one of the worlds most generous philanthropists, supporting causes ranging from the arts to social justice to science to conservation. In 2013 he signed The Giving Pledge, committing to donate the majority of his fortune to charitable causes. Much of Wysss support of conservation has focused on creating permanent public access to the rugged landscapes of the American West: Wyomings Hoback Basin, Atlantic salmon spawning grounds along the Penobscot River in Maine, the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and Stornetta Public Lands in California, Montanas Crown of the Continent, and lands along the Hoh River in Washington, to name a few. To date, he has helped permanently protect more than 27 million acres of land in the U.S. and around the world. Hansjrg Wyss While Wysss conservation philanthropy initially targeted rugged landscapes in the U.S., in recent years it has expanded to other regions, including the Amazon rainforest, African savannas and forests, and the Carpathian Mountains in Romania. The overarching strategy abroad is

03:33

How Employers Will Fill the Data Science Talent Gap "IndyWatch Feed Education"

All of a sudden, data is everywhere.

Data science is booming simply because the rate of data collection is outstripping our ability to train people to analyze it, Johns Hopkins professor Brian Caffo says. Many companies are eager to harness new data streams to inform business decisions. But how can we collect, analyze, and understand all of the data thats available? How can we all use data to make better business decisions? The answer, for many organizations, is building more robust data science teams.

The shortage of data science talent worldwide is serious. Burning Glass, which analyzes a database of current and historical job listings, says there are about 2.5 million open job postings for people with data science and analytics skills in the U.S, a number thats expected to surpass 2.7 million by 2020.

But responding to the data crunch will take more than just quick hiring. In a 2017 report about our current age of analytics, authors from McKinsey & Co. warn: Adapting to an era of data-driven decision making is not always a simple proposition. Some companies have invested heavily in technology but have not yet changed their organizations so they can make the most of these investments. Many are struggling to develop the talent, business processes, and organizational muscle to capture real value from analytics.

How can leaders think holistically about the future of data science inside their organizations? We asked two data science experts for their advice.

When You Recruit, Think Broadly About Data Science as a Discipline

Caffo is a co-creator of the Coursera data science specialization. He encourages employers to think outside the box when it comes to finding and training data science talent. Data science combines a set of skills that dont fit neatly into traditional disciplines, he says. Data science includes elements of statistics, computer science, domain knowledge and practical hacking skills. Because of t...

03:32

Blockchain Oracles, Explained "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Have you ever wondered how Blockchain DApps communicate with the outside world? Now you can find out!

03:30

Murder Is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


 
I find it baffling how one can visit The Art Institute of Chicago, home to some of the most iconic paintings in the world, and somehow bypass the Thorne Miniature Rooms. The collection boasts a breathtaking display of sixty-eight realistic dioramas of home...

03:29

Want to feel old? department "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Haha.

Except, er, some people on Twitter pointed out hes not the first kid to say this.

And neither is it an especially new picture.

Still, millennials eh?

Source

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03:22

Han Solo movie to take place between episodes V and VI "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

New film to fill in gap between the Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

03:19

Increased apoptosis in the BPA-exposed embryos may be due to the pro-apoptotic changes induced by Wnt3a. "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

PMID:  Toxicol Ind Health. 2017 Jan 1:748233717733598. Epub 2017 Jan 1. PMID: 28992791 Abstract Title:  Bisphenol A and di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate exert divergent effects on apoptosis and the Wnt/-catenin pathway in zebrafish embryos: A possible mechanism of endocrine disrupting chemical action. Abstract:  Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polycarbonate (PC) are the most commonly used plastics in water bottles. Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is used as a plasticizer in PET plastics, and bisphenol A (BPA) is used to produce PC. Both DEHP and BPA are known for their potential endocrine disrupting effects. The Wnt/-catenin signaling pathway has important roles in cell proliferation, cell specification and cell fate determination during embryonic development. Recent reports suggest a link between the Wnt/-catenin signaling pathway and apoptosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the relation betweenWnt/-catenin signaling and apoptosis in the case of BPA and DEHP exposure in zebrafish embryos. Accordingly, in vivo cell death was assessed using acridine orange staining, and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction was used to determine the expressions of wnt3a, gsk3 and ccnd1. Proliferative cell nuclear antigen, -catenin and Wnt3a expressions were determined immunohistochemically. Vitellogenin levels were determined using Enzyme Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay (ELISA). Increased vitellogenin levels, apoptosis, and wnt3a and gsk3 expressions were observed in BPA-exposed zebrafishembryos. Increased apoptosis in the BPA-exposed embryos may be due to the pro-apoptotic changes induced by Wnt3a, whereas DEHP might be suggested to have a minor effect as Wnt3a expression; vitellogenin levels and apoptosis did not increase significantly following exposure to DEHP.

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03:14

These are the Best Wildlife Photos of 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

The prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is now in its 53rd year, and this years edition saw nearly 50,000 entries from 92 different countries.

Youve already seen a snapshot of some of the finalists, but last night the winners were announced at an awards ceremony in the Natural History Museum in London, UK.

There are 13 categories in the competition, with 2 overall prizes: Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Without further ado, here are the awarded images this year:

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Winner

wildlife photographer of the year 2017 winnersBrent Stirton / Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The winning image, taken by South African photographer Brent Stirton, is sure to shock more than a few people, but its an image that will hopefully make a real difference to the plight of the black rhino. An animal which is listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List, the black rhino needs all the public attention it can get.

Taken as part of an undercover investigation into the illegal trade in rhino horn, Brents winning image tells the evocative story of one of the trades latest victims a black rhino bull from South Africas Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park. The poachers responsible are thought to have come from a local community, working to order. After entering the reserve illegally, they ambushed the rhino at a waterhole, shooting it dead before fleeing from its mutilated body.

To make such a tragic scene almost majestic in its sculptural power deserves the highest award. There is rawness, but there is also great poignancy and therefore dignity in the fallen giant...

03:14

10 Interesting Quotes to Start Your Day "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

 

Quotes have a way of provoking thought, summarizing ideas and inspiring action. Below are 10 quotes that gave me pause. Hopefully a couple of them will have the same impact on you!

If you enjoy quotes and thoughts like these I highly recommend checking out the subreddits QuotesPorn and GetMotivated!

You can also check out our previous quote compilations :)

 

 

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03:13

UBS: Crypto is Doomed to Low Demand... Unless You Pay Taxes With It "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Cryptocurrency is not flavor of the month at UBS, which says tax payments will dictate demand. Would you agree that Bitcoin is in a speculative bubble?

03:13

DS Plus Formula for ICO Success "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

DS Plus is a mobile marketing platform that is taking the world by storm by decentralizing the way people make daily purchases. The platforms internal token, PlusCoin, is being called the Peoples Cryptocurrency because it makes it easy for everyday people all around the world to get involved with digital assets and e-commerce at a Continue reading DS Plus Formula for ICO Success

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03:12

FIRE-EARTH ALERTS: FPKM, HPNM, LDSG, NDXP, PTZW, RQMK "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

All Groups FIRE-EARTH ALERTS: FPKM, HPNM, LDSG, NDXP, PTZW, RQMK [Issued by FIRE-EARTH Science and CW Teams.] Details via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. Advertisements Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 101801, CW, FIRE-EARTH Alerts, FIRE-EARTH PULSARS, FIRE-EARTH Science, FPKM, HPNM, LDSG, NDXP, PTZW, RQMK

03:11

The doe-eyed deviants of painter Xue Wang "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


Some Like it Hot. A painting by London-based artist Xue Wang.
 

My take on ghosts is perhaps a little tinged with lightheartedness. These are not demons who threaten us mortals. But their merry mischief undoes our sense of everyday security. They rummage in our larders, shin their way up our drainpipes...

03:09

People love this brewers response to a white supremacist speaking at a local university "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

White supremacist Richard Spencer, who wants to form a white ethno-state in North America, is due to speak at the University of Florida on Thursday.

Such are the safety fears around it that the Florida governor has declared a state of emergency.

This is how a Florida brewery responded, and people love them for it.

Just in case you cant read it

Here at Alligator we believe free speech is a cornerstone of our great nation. That said, speech that condones, let alone promotes racial supremacy, has no home in America. And it sure as hell doesnt have a home here in our beautiful town.

Were in no position to tell you whether or not you should show up to protest or completely boycott Richard Spencers [University of Florida] appearance, but heres what we can do.

Tickets for the event are free and available to the general public [with proof of ID] beginning Saturday at noon. So starting then, and all weekend long, for every two tickets you bring in well trade you for a free Alligator Brewing Draft Beer. Those tickets and reserved spots will be disposed of, learning two more empty seats in the Philips Centre.

We unfortunately cant stop him from bringing his hate to Gainesville, but we can empty the room so his disgusting message goes unheard. This is our town. This is our community. And this is how were going to shut him down.

And heres what people made of it on Twitter.

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03:05

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Adds 48 New Members "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has added 48 new members, including Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

03:04

[PODCAST] #517: Richard Grove Making A Map "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THREE - OCT 17 - HARTFORD, CT) A rapid-fire, unscripted conversation with my dear friend and mentor Richard Grove. Rich is a forensic historian, film maker and founder of TragedyandHope.com. Our conversation is built around 2 questions: - What is your "school sucks" story? In other words, how did you come to ...

03:00

An Eclectic Artists Home In Melbourne Brings In Light and Color "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

I love going back into the Design*Sponge archives, looking for inspiration and revisiting homes that I cant get out of my head. One home that has always stood out to me from past tours is from Australia-based artist, Paula Mills of Sweet William. From the mantel in the living room to the can arrangement in the kitchen, it has always been one of my favorites. Paula, her husband, their three daughters and their family dog, Bella, have since moved into a new home in North Melbourne, Australia which celebrates even more charm, color, and visual inspiration. Their home was featured on Design Files last year, where you can find a different take on the home. The family has since added a wall of bold, floral wallpaper, and today were getting a peek at Paulas in-home studio.

In this new-to-them space, the Mills family has worked hard to return some of the former glory to their home, uncovering brick by brick. With good bones, we wanted to freshen it up but not lose character, Paula shares. We opened the living space up by removing a wall between the dining room and kitchen. We put in double doors leading out onto the courtyard from the sun room. We plastered cracks and painted all the walls off-white, but left the skirting boards and wooden floors to retain all the chippy character and texture. But always a work in progress.

With an in-home studio for her business Sweet William, Paula was glad to give us a special peek behind her work as well. I hope this will be a tour that you revisit over and over, for years to come. Enjoy! Erin

Photography by Sallyanne Hartnell

Image above: The changed color on t...

03:00

Ethereum ETNs are Extremely Popular in Their First Week of Being Listed "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

It seems the Ethereum exchange-traded notes are doing quite well. More specifically, this new method of investment has quickly become a fan favorite. Despite being around for just one week on Nasdaq Nordic, the demand is quickly growing. Both Ether Tracker One and Ether Tracker Euro surpassed $10m  in assets under management. A major milestone Continue reading Ethereum ETNs are Extremely Popular in Their First Week of Being Listed

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03:00

FILM: To B, or Not to B "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Nick Pinkerton on Poverty Row Classics at the Museum of Modern Art

02:55

Pit Bull Found As Stray Is Changing Everyone's Mind About His Breed "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Credit: Kara Steffensen

When Santiago, a 7-year-old pit bull, was picked up as a stray in Poughkeepsie, New York, in June 2011, little was known about what kind of life he had lived.

Credit: Kara Steffensen

However, his gorgeous markings and sweet personality won over everyone, from the officer who found him (and after whom he was named), to the staffers at Animal Farm Foundation (AFF) an organization dedicated to the equal treatment of pit bulls and training them as assistance, police and detection dogs who took him in.

Now, he is winning the hearts of casting directors and becoming a Hollywood star.

Credit: Dana Edelson

Erich Steffensen and his wife Kara decided to foster Santiago when he came into AFF's training program. I wanted him as soon as I saw him, Erich Steffensen, who began as a volunteer but is now the special programs manager at AFF, told The Dodo. There was just something about him.

Credit: Kara Steffensen

Kara Steffensen took a little longer to convince, but not much. We decided to adopt him the day we brought him home, she said.

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02:54

What Makes the Best Hurricane Food? Hurricane Ready Food Supply and Considerations "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Hurricane and natural disaster planning should be part of your overall food storage plan. That plan should address food concerns over the period of a year or longer. Also, you should have a long-term, section to your food security plan that addresses food supply over a five- or ten-year or longer period. As it is. . . Read More

02:52

Overstock Shares Surging Thanks to Blockchain Interest "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Shares in Overstock.com, a somewhat unknown e-commerce website, have seen rapid price increases thanks to their expressed interest in the underlying technology behind Bitcoin, blockchain. The stock closed up over 11% yesterday hitting a four-year high. The company have been quietly looking into the potential of blockchain to streamline existing services. The revolutionary technology could elimate the necessity Continue reading Overstock Shares Surging Thanks to Blockchain Interest

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02:50

Vegas Survivor Who Died Suddenly Had Planned Group to Expose Cover-Up "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This report was originally published by Adan Salazar at Infowars

victim

A woman who died days after surviving the ill-fated October 1 country music festival in Las Vegas wanted to organize a survivors group in order to flesh out the strange event, Facebook conversations reveal.

In the days following the massacre, friends reached out to Suchomel over a October 4 post in which she described someone setting off fire crackers near the venue, and detailed being chased by numerous people, concluding at one point There was more than one gun firing. 100% more than one.

One longtime friend of Suchomels, who asked to remain anonymous, provided Infowars with screenshots of a conversation hed had with her, in which she indicated planning to organize a group of survivors in order to piece things together.

You can share my comment for sure. And you can leave my name, Suchomel says in a Facebook message to her friend. Im trying to organize a group of survivors so if anyone wants to contact me they can. Because this fucked up shit doesnt make sense and we are trying to piece things together.

The media can suck it. They have no idea what went down! she added.

Suchomel goes on to tell her friend, who told Infowars hed known her for years, that she was compiling a second by second story detailing her experience, and pinpoints on an image where shed been seated with her friends.

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Vegas Survivor Who Died Suddenly Had Planned Group to Expose Cover-Up "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This report was originally published by Adan Salazar at Infowars

victim

A woman who died days after surviving the ill-fated October 1 country music festival in Las Vegas wanted to organize a survivors group in order to flesh out the strange event, Facebook conversations reveal.

In the days following the massacre, friends reached out to Suchomel over a October 4 post in which she described someone setting off fire crackers near the venue, and detailed being chased by numerous people, concluding at one point There was more than one gun firing. 100% more than one.

One longtime friend of Suchomels, who asked to remain anonymous, provided Infowars with screenshots of a conversation hed had with her, in which she indicated planning to organize a group of survivors in order to piece things together.

You can share my comment for sure. And you can leave my name, Suchomel says in a Facebook message to her friend. Im trying to organize a group of survivors so if anyone wants to contact me they can. Because this fucked up shit doesnt make sense and we are trying to piece things together.

The media can suck it. They have no idea what went down! she added.

Suchomel goes on to tell her friend, who told Infowars hed known her for years, that she was compiling a second by second story detailing her experience, and pinpoints on an image where shed been seated with her friends.

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02:50

Goldman Sachs Says Gold Is Better Than Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Goldman Sachs Says Gold Is Better Than Bitcoin by Dave Kranzler Investment Research Dynamics Precious metals remain a relevant asset class in modern portfolios, despite their lack of yield, analysts including Jeffrey Currie and Michael Hinds wrote. They are...

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02:46

Why We Need Trustless Cryptocurrency Exchanges "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

More ICOs, more tokens, more decentralization. Why the world needs to embrace the trustless technology behind the Blockchain.

02:42

Murder of Retired Couple Chills Fellow Environmental Activists in Turkey "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Killing of two advocates who successfully campaigned to shut down marble mine stokes fear that others will kill to protect profits

02:39

Scientists Find the Universes Missing Matter? The Energy that Bridges Galaxies "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Recently, a few studies were released that claim to identify the missing matter in the Universe.

02:34

Bye Bye Lightroom, Hello Lightroom CC and Faster Lightroom Classic "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Lightroom is no more. Adobe today announced a new cloud-based Lightroom called Lightroom CC. The current desktop-based app you know as Lightroom is being rebranded as Lightroom Classic CC. Lightroom Classic will be desktop-oriented, while Lightroom CC will be cloud and mobile focused.

Lightroom CC in the Cloud

Adobe is pushing its app ecosystem further into the cloud to allow for editing, organizing, storing, and sharing photos from any device, anywhere.

Launched over a decade ago, Lightroom became the industrys leading desktop application for editing and organizing photography, Adobe says. Now in an increasingly mobile-centric world, and with major improvements in smartphone cameras, Lightroom is transforming digital photography again.

Lightroom CC features the same power as Photoshop and Lightroom but a new streamlined user interface that allows for powerful editing of full-resolution photos on desktop, mobile, and the Web. Changes made through Lightroom CC on one device are automatically synced to all devices.

Photo organization in Lightroom CC is aided by intelligent features, such as the automatic tagging of your photos with searchable keywords using Adobe Sensei machine learning technology.

Cloud storage of your photos (including RAW files) is also scalable to meet a range of photographers needs. Once your photos are in the Lightroom CC cloud, sharing photos and custom galleries can easily be shared with a link.

Lightroom CC for mobile is getting a number of new features on iOS (b...

02:33

Where to Showcase Your Startup This November and Why "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Find out how cool it is to be a startup at BlockShow Asia.

02:32

International Group Of Award Winning Photographers Came Together To Expose The Illegal Wildlife Trade "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

People in developed nations are rarely exposed to wildlife or animals beyond domestic pets.

02:29

Connecting the Luxury Fine Art Industry with the Modern Digital Economy "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Connecting the Luxury Fine Art Industry with the Modern Digital Economy

Latest figures from the Tetaf art market report, released by the European Fine Art Foundation, show that in 2016 global art market sales amounted to an estimated $45 billion, up 1.7 percent from 2015. The U.S. remains the largest country in the world art market, with 29.5 percent of the market share, followed by the U.K. and China with 24 percent and 18 percent, respectively.

Yet, while the industry remains a profitable one, it is slowly changing. One that is considered difficult to enter and resistant to change, a few sector players are aiming to bridge the modern digital world with the luxury arts sector.

Two art galleries are taking a blockchain and cryptocurrency approach. Eleesa Dadiani, is the founder and owner of Dadiani Fine Art in Mayfair, London. Marcelo Garcia Casil is the co-founder and CEO of Maecenas, a decentralized art gallery that aims to democratize access to fine art investment.

Dadiani & Partners

In July 2017, Dadianis modern fine art gallery became the first in the U.K. to accept seven different cryptocurrencies as payment: bitcoin, ethereum, ethereum classic, litecoin, ripple, dash and NEM.

Dadiani told Bitcoin Magazine that the decision to introduce cryptocurrencies wasnt an instinctively demand-driven decision; rather, it stemmed from a desire to encourage demand and merge the two markets together.

On a practical level, introducing cryptocurrency will broaden the market, bringing a new type of buyer to art and luxury, she said....

02:28

Fraud, Exploitation and Collusion: Americas Pharmaceutical Industry "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Charles Hugh Smith

The rot within manifested by the pharmaceutical industry almost defies description.

The theme this week is The Rot Within.

Americas Pharmaceutical industry takes pride of place in this weeks theme of The Rot Within, as the industry has raised fraud, exploitation and collusion to systemic perfection.

What other industry can routinely kill hundreds of thousands of Americans and suffer no blowback? Only recently has the toll of needless deaths from the opioid pandemic finally roused a comatose corporate media and bought-and-paid-for, see-no-evil Congress to wonder if maybe there should be some limits placed on Big Pharma and its drug distributors.

What other industry can raise prices any time it wants because, well, it can?Longtime correspondent/physician J.F. recently submitted a chart of medication price increases (below)nothing special, nothing out of the ordinary, just the usual because we can price increases.

What other industry has such complete control over the federal government?Dr. J.F. reminded me that the law enacting Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage specifically prohibits the U.S. government from negotiating lower prices on the immense volume of medications it purchases through Medicare (not to mention the Medicaid and Veterans Administration programs).

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02:28

Common Core of Communications "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

All share a central core of communicational context and content.

02:27

How spending time in Airport Security reminded me to Let Go. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Lately, everything had been about ruling out. Ruling out facilities, ruling out medications, ruling out tests. Going through huge lists, meeting with doctors, and learning about this debilitating life-changing illness. I had many questions:

02:25

Veterinarian Carves Ordinary Pumpkin into a Lifelike Dog O Lantern "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Dog Pumpkin Carving

With Halloween just around the corner, talented artists and crafters are again showing us that pumpkin carving is an art all its own. Many achieve incredible detail and transform these tough orange exteriors into unconventional sculpturesit's nothing short of impressive. Veterinarian Andy Manoloff has recently completed a dog olantern of his beloved Pomeranian, Sophie. Paired side-by-side, the pumpkin is a spitting image of the fuzzy pup.

Manoloff records his artistic process in a mesmerizing time lapse video. He started by drawing the portrait directly on the pumpkin from a reference photograph. Then, using an X-ACTO knife, he cut and extracted the largest shapes in his design. He didnt slice all the way through the rind, however, and instead made some cuts that were deeper than others. When illuminated, the inner light permeates through the layers differently and gives the flattened image a three dimensional appearance.

Manoloff shared his finished dog pumpkin carving on Reddit, and it was received with flying colors. Impressed by the technique, one Redditor commented on just how alike the two look: Somehow [the pumpkin] is more detailed and realistic than your actual dog.

Andy Manoloff competed a realistic dog pumpkin carving of his Pomeranian, Sophie.

Dog Pumpkin Carving

After drawing Sophie on the pumpkin, Manoloff used an X-ACTO knife to extract the large shapes.

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02:25

The 5 Traps Used to Shut Down and Limit Human Consciousness "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The human condition at present is one of slavery, a new kind of slavery, where bondage is psychological and spiritual rather than physical.

02:21

Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Demonstrates Dangers of Industrial Agriculture and Factory Farming "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Alex Pietrowski

If one is truly concerned about climate change, and wondering where to begin to reverse the damage being done to our planet, a great place to make changes would be the modern industrial farming and agriculture model. In addition to the harm being done by the overuse of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides, overuse of nitrogen fertilizes and runoff from animal feeding lots is causing a unique ecological disaster.

In the Gulf Mexico, scientists have recently announced they have measured the largest oceanic dead zones ever recorded, just off the coast of Louisiana and Mississippi at the mouth of the Mississippi River. This seasonal dead zone is an area of water where oxygen levels are too low to support life, due to an extreme water pollution.

The major factor in the creation of dead zones is unnaturally increased levels of nitrogen in the water, although other issues related to water pollution do play significant roles, such as: the loss of perennial cover, roads and highways, the construction of artificial drainage systems, and the loss of wetlands.

Nutrients flowing into streams, rivers and the ocean from agriculture and wastewater stimulate an overgrowth of algae, which then decomposes. This results in hypoxia, or lack of oxygen, in the water, causing marine life either to flee or to die. [Source]

The following video from CBS Miami reports on this issue, although framing it as an economic issue:

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02:20

Woolen Brooch "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

 
 
 
I have a couple of winter coats that I want to freshen up this winter and add them a bit of color, so this time I turned to woolen yarn because I wanted to make my flowers a little robust-y. As a foundation I used a bra pad which I covered with felt and although I know a ton of flower patterns, I challenged myself to make some new ones. Needless to say, I am satisfied how these turned out. After working on the arrangement, in the end I had to add some beads to cover the spaces peeking from beneath. I also wanted to add some ribbons (sateen and crocheted) but left that idea out.
I am designing my newest winter collection which is inspired by the Victorian era and that is why I am lately {more than usual} obsessed with lace.
 
 

 

02:19

Blockchain Based User Authentication, REMME makes it possible "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Did you know that hacked passwords cause 95% of data breaches today? It is estimated that by 2019, over 80% of organizations will use access management software or services to avoid such cybersecurity issues. And, it will be made possible by the use of cryptocurrencys underlying blockchain technology. The blockchain technology is revolutionizing our cybersecurity Continue reading Blockchain Based User Authentication, REMME makes it possible

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02:18

Planning To Retire Off-grid? Heres Where To Relocate "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

One of the big challenges for retiring today is being able to afford retirement. Many of us are in the difficult position of not having company retirement benefits to fall back on. What that means is that all we have to retire on is our Social Security benefits. Thats not all that much.

Retire Off-grid

Having money in savings doesnt help all that much either. It used to be that if you have a million dollars in the bank, you had it made for retirement. Your million would net you $50,000 per year at 5% interest; but with todays interest rates, you need five times as much in savings, to net the same amount of income. Thats more than most of us make in our entire life.

So, how are you going to survive?

There are two basic ways that people try to deal with this situation; either downsizing to reduce costs or trying to find a retirement business which can augment their retirement income. Both of those possibilities are workable, although neither is easy.

There is another option; that of going off-grid somewhere and becoming self-sufficient. If youre not sure what I mean by that, it refers to a self-sufficient lifestyle, where you are not dependent on public utilities, but rather have an autonomous home, generating your own electricity and pumping your own water. For some people, it even includes growing their own food.

Not everyone views living off-grid the same way.

For some, producing your own electricity means that you would have to produce as much electricity as you use now, powering air conditioners, computers and massive entertainment centers.

But for others, living off-grid means changing their lifestyle, simplifying it to the point where they dont need to produce as much electricity as what most of us currently produce. Financially, at least, this option is much easier.

Living in such a way is extremely cheap, especially if you own the property youre living on. While this would require a total change of lifestyle, retirement is a massive change anyway. Living off-grid would even give you something to do, tending your garden and feeding your chickens.

If you own a home now or have any savings, this is a real possibility. Selling your home would provide you with funds to buy property for an off-grid home and hopefully even to build the home. Whatever retirement savings you might have could be used for that as well, investing those funds in making it possible to retire in a comfortable, albeit different, way.

Planning To Retire Off-grid? Heres Where To Relocate...

02:17

JPMorgan Buys Bitcoin-Bullish WePay in Rare Fintech Move "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

WePay will soon be property of JPMorgan as a venture into fintech sees the bank change tack.

02:17

In Tweetstorm, Trump Slams Comey Who Lied And Leaked And Protected Hillary Clinton, Rips NFL, Democrats "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

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In an early Wednesday tweetstorm, Trump blasted fired FBI Director James Comey and questioned the DOJ, following the FBIs confirmation that Comey began drafting his statement about Hillary Clintons private email server use long before the investigation was complete.

Wow, FBI confirms report that James Comey drafted letter exonerating Crooked Hillary Clinton long before investigation was complete. Many people not interviewed, including Clinton herself.

Trump then accused Comey of perjury, and asked why the DOJ has not addressed this yet: Comey stated under oath that he didnt do this-obviously a fix? Where is Justice Dept?

Trump also accused Comey of lying and leaking to protect Clinton. He was the best thing that ever happened to her!

On Monda...

In Tweetstorm, Trump Slams Comey Who Lied And Leaked And Protected Hillary Clinton, Rips NFL, Democrats "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

trump-deep-state1

In an early Wednesday tweetstorm, Trump blasted fired FBI Director James Comey and questioned the DOJ, following the FBIs confirmation that Comey began drafting his statement about Hillary Clintons private email server use long before the investigation was complete.

Wow, FBI confirms report that James Comey drafted letter exonerating Crooked Hillary Clinton long before investigation was complete. Many people not interviewed, including Clinton herself.

Trump then accused Comey of perjury, and asked why the DOJ has not addressed this yet: Comey stated under oath that he didnt do this-obviously a fix? Where is Justice Dept?

Trump also accused Comey of lying and leaking to protect Clinton. He was the best thing that ever happened to her!

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02:11

Group Unity Is Going To Be A Big Component In A Long Term Situation. "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Why cant we all just get along? Answer: Because were human. Unless youre young and naive, you know full well that there is seemingly an infinite personality variety among we humans. No two people are alike (in more ways than one!). A challenge can be getting along with others. Sometimes its easy. Some people just seem to click or to get along just fine. Others, not so much. This is true in all groups. At work, at play, even family. People turn out the way they are. The reasons why they turn out that way is not for me to

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02:08

Unbreachable Privacy through Pristine Transparency a Paradox "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

You got supply and you have the demand. You have the problem and you have the solution. You have the currency of the future. Ronald Dacey, StartUp Financial market participants and laymen alike hold onto your hats. Transformative ideas that change the status quo or improve upon existing methods or systems are everywhere. Continue reading Unbreachable Privacy through Pristine Transparency a Paradox

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02:08

Californias new law aims to tackle imported emissions "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

California has started a large investment in infrastructure. In early 2017, the US state approved $52bn in spending on repair and maintenance projects. As one of the most progressive states for emission reductions and proactive climate policy, California has been examining ways to ensure that its infrastructure investments minimise greenhouse gas emissions.

Jerry Brown, Californias governor, signed into law the Buy Clean California Act. The act requires that the state set a maximum acceptable lifecycle global warming potential for different building materials, specifying that only materials with embodied emissions below that level can be purchased by the state.

As the state government is the largest purchaser of steel and concrete in California, proponents hope that it can leverage its buying power to help promote lower-carbon production practices.

This represents the first time a US state is trying not only to reduce its own emissions, but to also reduce the emissions embodied in some of the goods that it imports. This could prove to be an important part of reducing the states overall contribution to climate change.

As Carbon Brief has previously reported, around 22% of all global CO2 emissions stem from the production of goods that are traded internationally. About 6% of total US emissions are due to net imports of CO2 embodied in goods.

While steel and other construction materials purchased by the state represent only a small part of Californias total carbon emissions, this bill sets a precedent that imported goods can be regulated based on their lifecycle carbon impacts.

A bridge too far

The Buy Clean California Act was inspired by a controversy over the construction of a new portion of the San Francisco Bay Bridge. The state chose to purchase steel from a carbon-intensive Chinese mill to minimise costs, despite also receiving bids from cleaner mills in Oregon and California.

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02:04

#MeToo by Sam Kriss "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Dear comrades,

Due to the universally negative reception of this piece, we have deleted it. Additionally, we wish to apologise to all readers who were offended. The piece was merely intended to mock Sam Kriss, and not the incident or the victim.

The offence suffered by those who read this piece serves as further evidence of the deep and untreated wound that sexual violence represents in human society and in our movement.

We are deeply and truly sorry for this rashly written and posted piece, and look forward to doing anything we can to make it up to our comrades and our movement.

Workers Spatula


02:03

Crop Disasters Declared in 22 States and the Virgin Islands USDA "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

JCA 2081W USDA designates hundreds of counties and parishes across the US as crop disaster areas Major losses and damages caused by multiple disasters including drought and deluge, frost and freeze, excessive snow and extreme rainfall, as well as other extreme climate and weather events, and two Hurricanes Maria and Irma have prompted USDA to []

02:02

You Will LOL: 11 Of The Stupidest Laws In California For 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


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02:00

Journal: Publish here, and well pay you $500 "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A new journal is offering something weve never seen before: A cash reward to corresponding authors of papers it publishes. Normally, in the case of open-access journals, researchers have to pay article processing charges (APCs). But Minimally Invasive Surgical Oncology, an open-access journal launched at the end of last year, flips the typical narrative []

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02:00

New Study: Powerful Superflares Can Serve As Plausible Drivers of Extinction Events "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Magnificent CME Erupts on the Sun - August 31

According to a new paper, theres a solid chance that a massive super flare storm could impact Earth within 100 years. And the consequences of this magnitude of a solar storm could include extinction.

In The Astrophysical Journal, a new paper was published detailing the outcome of a super flare. Avi Loeb and Manasvi Lingham, two renowned astrophysicists at Harvard University, have been concerned with the prospect of a so-called superflare for some time now. Unlike most, theyre far more worried about superflares than asteroid impacts or volcanic super-eruptions.  They also warn that powerful superflares can serve as plausible drivers of extinction events.

The two scientists also point out that the risk posed by superflares has not been sufficiently appreciated.  Not only would a superflare annihilate electrical circuits in a world covered in them, but it would also generate $10 trillion worth of damage.

Back in 1859, a powerful storm on the Sun launched colossal solar flares towards Earth, and the subsequent electrical surge triggered the shutdown of telegraph systems all over the planet.  Should a storm of that magnitude occur again, global power grids will go down and the consequences would be far greater.  Just one superflare generates enough energy to satiate the electricity demands of the entire planet for 14,700 years.

Using the geological record, along with data from other Sun-like...

New Study: Powerful Superflares Can Serve As Plausible Drivers of Extinction Events "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Magnificent CME Erupts on the Sun - August 31

According to a new paper, theres a solid chance that a massive super flare storm could impact Earth within 100 years. And the consequences of this magnitude of a solar storm could include extinction.

In The Astrophysical Journal, a new paper was published detailing the outcome of a super flare. Avi Loeb and Manasvi Lingham, two renowned astrophysicists at Harvard University, have been concerned with the prospect of a so-called superflare for some time now. Unlike most, theyre far more worried about superflares than asteroid impacts or volcanic super-eruptions.  They also warn that powerful superflares can serve as plausible drivers of extinction events.

The two scientists also point out that the risk posed by superflares has not been sufficiently appreciated.  Not only would a superflare annihilate electrical circuits in a world covered in them, but it would also generate $10 trillion worth of damage.

Back in 1859, a powerful storm on the Sun launched colossal solar flares towards Earth, and the subsequent electrical surge triggered the shutdown of telegraph systems all over the planet.  Should a storm of that magnitude occur again, global power grids will go down and the consequences would be far greater.  Just one superflare generates enough energy to satiate the electricity demands of the entire planet for 14,700 years.

Using the geological record, along with data from other Sun-like stars, the pair worked out the frequency of various types of superflares impacting the Earth. They found that extreme, atmosphere-eroding, extinction-level superflares occur on the Sun once every 20 million years. Additionally, they found that the chances of one being able to cause major ec...

02:00

Blockchain KYC Startup Raises $1.6 Million in Seed Funding "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A blockchain startup headquartered in Sweden has raised $1.6 million in new funding.

02:00

ICAN Accreta Awareness Month Risks to Mother and Baby "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

By The Well-Rounded Mama, September 13, 2013

Placenta Accreta, Part Three: Risks to Mother and Baby

Read the full article here.

Summary:

Accretas may be mild or severe, but all involve a very significant risk for complications.

Blood loss is the most common and serious risk of accretas.  Secondary to the blood loss, other complications like D.I.C., long-lasting anemia, and Sheehans Syndrome can occur.

Mothers can also experience damage to abdominal organs near the uterus, either from a percreta, surgical damage, or impairment secondary to blood loss.

Most women with significant accretas also lose their uterus, forever impacting their fertility. Emotionally, many experience significant post-traumatic stress issues as well.
Babies of accreta pregnancies are also affected.  They are nearly always born premature, with all the complications this can entail.  They may also be small for their age and may spend significant amounts of time in the NICU.
Although rare in modern medical facilities in the First World, occasionally mothers and/or babies even lose their lives due to accreta, despite excellent planning and the best possible care.
Clearly, accreta is a complication which deserves to be taken very seriously indeed.  
Since a cesarean section is the biggest risk factor for accretas, the high cesarean rate in many parts of the world has significant implications. Lowering the rate of non-indicated cesareans and increasing access to VBAC may help prevent many cases of this MAJOR complication.
ICAN accreta blood drop
#ICANsavelives

Reposted with permission from The Well-Rounded Mama.

References are on the original post here.
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02:00

Green Power is Part Time Power "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest opinion by Viv Forbes Solar power only works while the sun shines it is part-time power. Wind power only works when suitable winds blows also part-time power. Batteries only work when charged part-time power again. Hydro fails in droughts more part-time power. And using full-time power like natural gas to

01:58

Bitcoin Price Watch; Riding Out The Volatility "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The bitcoin price has had a pretty tough day today and, for those that caught our analysis this morning, the decline has not been unexpected. When we get a strong run up towards fresh highs its not unusual for the shorter-term operators to pull profits out of the markets and close out positions. This leads Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Riding Out The Volatility

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01:57

Changing the game: Putin and Russia's Crypto-Ruble "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

For weeks now we've been getting very mixed signals out of the Russian Government about cryptocurrencies. On the one hand we see it embracing the new technology while at the same time going on the warpath against them. Because of that there is a lot of confusion in people's minds as to what the endgame for cryptos in Russia looks like. I'll try to clear this confusion up given what we know. But, suffice it to say, this is very good news for both Bitcoin and the Russian economy. Give me a few minutes and I'll explain why. Putin's Law Vladimir Putin is very much a law and order kinda guy. If you watch Putin operate in the public arena he always does so with an eye towards the law. He believes strongly in the law. And cryptocurrencies, despite their obvious benefits to a Russian economy that needs the type of disintermediation cryptos offer, operate in a legal gray area that makes Putin uncomfortable.

01:56

At home with Salvador Dali "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

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Salvador Dali once appeared as the mystery guest on a long-time-ago TV show called Whats My Line? in the 1950s. You know the show, the one that featured a panel of well-known celebrities guessing the occupations of...

01:53

Tails report for September, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Releases


The following changes were introduced in Tails 3.2:


  • We added support for PPPoE and dial-up Internet connections.


  • We installed...

Tails report for September, 2017

01:51

Google Photos Can Now Spot Your Pet Among Other Furry Creatures "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Google Photos is now able to identify and recognize your furry feline or canine companions, pulling together albums specifically featuring them.

You can give each of your pets names, allowing you to search for Katy Pawry or Snarls Barkley instead of cat or dog.

You can also search using the cat or dog emoji, or even by pet breed.

However, a Google spokesperson admitted to Buzzfeed News that the tech was in its early days. This is just the start, and [if] you have a number of pets that are the same breed (such as a few yellow Labs), you might need to help the app by removing photos of a misgrouped pet, so the app can tell Lassie from Fido.

Earlier this year Google introduced a feature that would make a movie about your pets, but now you can easily select the best shots, from your new dedicated album, for a film like this:

The change comes along with a number of new AI updates for Google Photos.

(via Google via...

01:51

The 5 Questions Every Twentysomething should Not be Asking. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Goals can be daunting. Sometimes I don't even know what I want for dinner, much less where I want to be in 10 years (which isn't necessarily a bad thing). Even the people who have a foolproof plan are soon going to figure out that this "life thing" doesn't always work like that.

01:36

Butterfly Specimen Boxes Painted as Multi-Story Murals by Mantra "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Wiener Schmetterlinge, 2017. Wien, Austria.

France-based street artist Mantra has been unveiling a series of trompe loeil murals that convert the facades of commercial and residential buildings into larger-than-life butterfly display cases in Spain, Austria, France, and Bogota. Seen here are a few pieces from the last year, but you can explore a bit more on Facebook.
(via Lustik)

El asalto de Apollo, 2017. Saragosse, Spain.

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01:36

Cryptocurrencies & the Scam "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

There is a serious new fraud centering around Cryptocurrencies. There have been some trading platforms set up that are suddenly changing the rules in mid-game. People who have tried to sell things like Monaco Card etc. on these platforms have discovered that their accounts are frozen because they do not have the money to pay people. The excuse is they need to now suddenly PROVE who they are to liquidate anything. The requirements are onerous and simply a DELAY tactic. These platforms maybe a FRAUD and should be reported to the SEC.

There was a company IGBE (International Gold Bullion Exchange) back in the early 1980s. They were offering selling gold bullion coins at the spot, which was below cost, but the catch was 90-day deferred delivery. They were actually not booking the gold and expected it to continue to decline. When gold rallied, they were not covered and could not deliver. They were taken off to jail and investors lost I believe $100 million+.

Cryptocurrencies are no different from any other investment product. It is a misrepresentation that they offer an alternative to the dollar. No matter how much money one made on Bitcoin, they still have to sell it to realize that profit and how are they measuring that profit? In dollars of course.

Beware of the fraud in these trading platforms that are now suddenly freezing peoples accounts claiming security to prevent people from selling particularly the smaller new cryptocurrencies.

01:34

How To Make Orange Crisco Soap by Krystal Brown "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Crisco and orange oil soaps Crisco and orange oil soaps

Making your own soap is an enjoyable and useful activity. Homemade soaps are also better for the skin because they contain glycerin. Glycerin is a natural product of the soap making process. But, with many commercial soaps, the glycerin is removed and used to make lotions and other cosmetics. With self-made soaps, the glycerin is not removed and you will benefit from its soothing and moisturizing effects.

When you are just starting out making soap, it is not good to use a complicated recipe with expensive ingredients. You do not want to get overwhelmed. You also do...

Rea...

01:27

BitGo Engineer Jameson Lopp in SWAT Team Fiasco "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Jameson Lopp, the outspoken Bitcoin commentator and BitGo engineer, has fallen victim to what appears to be an incident of swatting. He suspects he may have been targeted for his views on the New York Agreement signed this summer which, if  enacted upon, will result in a second hard fork of the Bitcoin blockchain. Swatting, Continue reading BitGo Engineer Jameson Lopp in SWAT Team Fiasco

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01:21

These monks are fans of a very appropriate band "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Nevermind* other religions, these monks seem to have found the goal of the Buddhist path.

*All Apologies for that terrible pun.

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01:15

An Uncanny, Carnivalesque Exhibition that Tricks and Tantalizes "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

One man (freak) show at Public Pool in Hamtramck, installation view (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. Upon entering Jason J. Fergusons solo exhibition, titled One-man (freak) show, the first thing youll encounter is the somewhat ramshackle, seafoam-colored entryway of Public Pools storefront gallery space and its much-abused off-white door, numbered 3309.

Jason Fersgusons repeated entryway at Public Pool

This is also the second thing youll encounter, because just inside the original entryway, Ferguson has exactly replicated it, including the large, colorful mural on the left-hand wall and the constellation of dirty tape marks studding the door. If a sharp-eyed visitor looks, in a fit of confusion, for some kind of explanation, she might notice a laser-cut wooden plaque bearing a quote from Sigmund Freud, mounted on the lower-right-hand wall of both entryways. It reads:

That factor which consists in a recurrence of the same situations, things and events, will perhaps not appeal to everyone as a source of uncanny feeling. From what I have observed, this phenomenon does undoubtedly, subject to certain conditions and combined with certain circumstances awaken an uncanny feeling, which recalls that sense of helplessness sometimes experienced in dreams.

The quote is from Freuds 1919 essay, T...

01:11

Call for MFA Applications: VCUarts Sculpture + Extended Media "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Still image from Emporium, multimedia video installation by John Orth, 2017 VCU Thesis Exhibition

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts Department of Sculpture + Extended Medias highly competitive two-year MFA program has been the top ranked sculpture program since 2003 by U.S. News & World Report. The program attracts talented and inquisitive students from around the world, who are drawn to our exceptional resources, celebrated faculty, and the international visibility of the departments alumni.

Students are equipped with large studio spaces, state-of-the-art facilities and the time to pursue independently determined goals. They receive full tuition support, paid assistantships, research travel grants, and residency program and major exhibition opportunities. With 24-hour access to a media lab, fabrication shops and a foundry, students can indulge in the widest possible range of making. All of this takes place in a supportive environment where experimentation, self-motivation and intellectual rigor are expected.

The program offers close mentorship by sculpture faculty, including Corin Hewitt, Michael Jones McKean, Kendall Buster, Massa Lemu, Lily Cox-Richard, Matt King, and Lupe Maravilla. Recent visiting faculty include A.L Steiner, Sable Elyse Smith, Lee Relvas, Clifford Owens, and Gordon Hall. An active program of visiting artists, curators and writers is designed to address the evolving cultural conversations of our time. Application deadline is January 15, 2018.

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01:09

LeftComs Offer Critical Support to the PUK "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

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ROME/LONDON Following news of the PUK withdrawal from Kerkk, supporters of the International Communist Tendency have taken an interest in alternatives within Kurdish politics to the infamous ethno-nationalism of the pro-calan camp.

Obviously all of these Kurdish parties are bourgeois and nationalist, and engaging with them in any meaningful sense would be a form of opportunism, explained ICT representative Giuseppe Sposato to our Albanian correspondent, who like all Albanians these days, spends all her time in the most Italian milieus possible: But its interesting to note that opposition to the PKK and KDP lines is growing among the Kurds themselves.

These anarchists were into the Kurds for all the wrong reasons. Womens liberation? Communes? No, whats really important is being as anti-nationalist as possible.

And whos doing more to undermine Kurdish nationalism, as a concept, than the Kurds themselves?

The analysis continued much in the expected way, before our correspondent grew bored, turned off her recorder, and walked away without saying goodbye: The retreat from Kerkk by the PUK shows that revolutionary defeatism and anti-nationalism are on the rise. We hope this trend will continue, not only in Kurdistan, but around the world. Of course, while its clear that the KCK affiliate groups are more national in character than the ostensibly nationalist PUK and KDP, on some level we reject all of them for being fundamentally bourgeois. Everything and everyone except for me, having thi...

01:05

Prepper News and Notes For October 18, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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1:Looming Catastrophe Hanging Over Our Heads Former Assistant Treasury Secretary in the Reagan Administration, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, says the record highs you see in the stock markets are based on phony profits that come from global central banks propping up the financial system.

2:If North Korea Can Kill 90% Of Americans In A Year, Why Did DoD Just Defund The Congressional EMP Commission? At a House hearing yesterday, experts warned members of Congress that a North Korean EMP attack could kill 90% of Americans within one year, calling it an existential...

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01:05

Chaincode Labs to Host a Second Run of Its Month-Long Bitcoin Coding Class "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Chaincode Labs to Host a Second Run of Its Month-Long Bitcoin Coding Class

Chaincode Labs, the New Yorkbased development company and major contributor to Bitcoin Core, is organizing a second edition of its Bitcoin residency program in the first months of 2018. The program intends to help developers overcome the steep learning curve associated with becoming a protocol-level contributor to projects like Bitcoin Core. In doing so, Chaincode Labs hopes to help expand Bitcoins development community.

Last year was the first run, Chaincode Labs developer John Newbery told Bitcoin Magazine. Weve now taken the good stuff from that and tried to make it even more focused and useful for residents this year.

The Residency Program

Chaincode Labs, in collaboration with Matt Corallo who worked at Blockstream last year but joined Chaincode Labs since organized the residency program for the first time in September and October of 2016. The next edition will start on January 29, 2018, and will last until February 23.

Newbery himself was one of the attendees of this first residency program. He was later hired by Chaincode Labs and has since been one of the most prolific contributors to the Bitcoin Core project.

Now, he is coordinating the second of two legs of the new program.

Chaincode Labs exists to strengthen Bitcoin, said Newbery. We mostly do that by contributing to Bitcoin Core, but each of us has a lot of freedom to do what we think is important. And the main purpose of this residency program is to try to strength...

01:00

Shy Dog Finally Finds A Home After 10 Years In Shelter "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

After 10 years, the dog shelter staff thought would never get adopted is finally going home.

Long-haired German shepherd Floyd has become like a member of the staff over his tenure at Freshfields Animal Rescue in Liverpool, England. Floyd watches over everyone animal and human alike. Hes even a mentor to young dogs having difficulty adjusting to shelter life.

He is fantastic with other dogs and has shared his kennel with lots of dogs over the years, Debbie Hughes, grants and PR coordinator at Freshfields, told The Dodo. He has helped many dogs settle in to rescue life, which has helped them find their home eventually.

Floyd has seen numerous kennel-mates come and go over the years, unsure if he would ever find a family of his own.

Credit: Freshfields Animal Rescue

Things were not always easy for Floyd, whose happy demeanor hides a painful past. Before Floyd came to Freshfields, he lived in a house with eight children. Shut outside in the backyard all day, the kids would pull on his collar and use him for target practice, according to Hughes. After being constantly tormented, he began to show signs of aggression, and when he went in to be neutered, the family decided not to pick him up, Hughes said.

At Freshfields, Floyd was finally safe, but that didnt make the adjustment any smoother for him. He made friends with the staff here quickly but he soon became protective of us, Hughes explained. I think he had to accept us he had been taken away from the only environment hed ever known, even though it was a bad one.

Credit: Freshfields Animal Rescue

Still suffering from the experiences of his puppyhood, Floyd was scared to be touched, and slow to trust new people. He had never been walked on a leash before, but with care and patience, the staff and volunteer dog walkers helped Floyd become more comfortable.

Though Floyd grew to be an affectionate, playful dog, his trust issues made adoption tricky. He stayed here for so long because it took time to introduce him to new people. Most people di...

01:00

The Power of Introverts: Author Susan Cain Explains Why We Need to Appreciate the Talents & Abilities of the Quiet Ones "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Ours is a loud culture of nonstop personal sharing, endless chatter, and 24-hour news, opinion, and entertainment. Even those people who prefer reading alone to the overstimulating carnival of social media feel pressured to participate. How else can you keep up with your familywhose Facebook posts youd rather see die than have to read? How else to build a profile for employerswhom you desperately hope wont check your Twitter feed?

For the introvert, maintaining an always-on faade can be profoundly enervatingand the problem goes far beyond the personal, argues author Susan Cain, reaching into every area of our lives.

If you take a group of people and put them into a meeting, says Cain in the short RSA video above, the opinions of the loudest person, or the most charismatic person, or the most assertive personthose are the opinions that the group tends to follow. This despite the fact that research shows zero correlation between being the loudest voice in the room and having the best ideas. Dont we know this all too well.




Cain is the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Cant Stop Talking, a book about leadership for introverts, the group least likely to want the social demands leadership requires. And yet, she argues, we nonetheless need introverts as leaders. Were living in a society now that is so overly extroverted, she says. Cain identifies the phenomenon as a symptom of corporate capitalism overcoming predominantly agricultural ways of life. Aside from the significant question of whether we can change the culture without changing the economy, Cain makes a timely and compelling argument for a society that values different personality types equally.

But can there be a world where its yin and yang between introverts and extroverts? That depends, perhaps on how much credence we lend these well-worn Jungian categories, or whether we think of them as existing in binary opposition rather than on a spectrum, a circle, a hexagram, or whatever. Cain is not a psychologist but a former corporate lawyer who at least seems to believe the balancing act between extroverted and introverted can be ach...

01:00

3 Almost-Last-Minute Bewitching DIYs "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

When it comes to Halloween, I can go in two directions. Having grown up as a latchkey, TV-as-babysitter kid, I love celebrating a nostalgic Halloween with a good dose of humor la the 1960s sitcom Bewitched. The other direction is full-on craft central filled with multiple glue guns and customized everything. Both tend to be less traditional spooky and more can we work some pink in here? For this little roundup of Halloween DIYs, Im sharing some some quick and easy projects in both categories in hopes that theyll provide you with some smiles and ways to share mounds of candy with everyone! Caitlin

First up is one of my favorites from our archives. Taking basically found materials in the form of vintage portraits from old magazines and adding delightful, bewitching masks onto them, youve got some instant dcor that will provide a little laughter, color and conversation to get the party started. If youd like to make these a more permanent year-to-year decoration, seek out some true vintage portraits on eBay or Etsy and mount them on foam core or frame them. If your portraits are in a smaller format, you can always blow them up at your local copy store.

I usually just grab a large-scale vintage magazine like Life and decorate some of the full-faced adverts. These are usually available online or at your local thrift or antique store for under $10. You can see our full tutorial right here and we have a PDF with different masks to use there too. Just print them and youre all set!

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01:00

Men rejoice as women abandon Twitter "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Male Twitter users have rejoiced on hearing that women have abandoned the social media platform in droves, in protest against actress Rose McGowan being banned from it.

You used to have to be so careful, tweeted @XBox_Demon, real name Mike Cheeseboard, a telecoms engineer from Norwich. Its not like Facebook, where you know youre just talking to people who agree with you. You tweet something, you never know whos going to see it and give you an earful.

Cheeseboard went on to say he looked forward to being able to tweet what he really felt about gender issues and news stories, rather than carefully-worded boilerplate that made him sound good without really saying anything.

Of course, male feminists might still kick off, but who cares? Im not hoping to sleep with them.

00:51

When Darkness Comes! with A Preppers Path on PNB "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

When Darkness Comes Host: Lynna A Preppers Path Audio player provided! Winter is just around the corner and with it comes a plethora of changes for everyone. Change is oft-times difficult and for the most part unwanted by many. Then again Change can be a breath of fresh air and most welcomed. The thing about Continue reading When Darkness Comes! with A Preppers Path on PNB

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00:45

Smaller Negative Plasma Entities "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The subject of this post is quite gross, but unfortunately the truth that sooner or later we must come to terms with is that the state of this planet has been really gross, with few exceptions.

As Cobra has been writing about, recently yaldabaoth is getting weaker, and various other smaller negative plasma entities are getting exposed and cleared. He wrote about a couple of big worm-like entities, and stated that there are countless others.

http://2012portal.blogspot.com/2017/09/short-situation-update.html

We on this planet are all living inside yaldabaoth body, and the surface of the planet is incredibly infected.

There are two main hosts to these smaller entities on the surface which Cobra has confirmed : our bodies, and the electronic devices network.

Cobra also explained that in our bodies they use the following as physical anchor :

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/08/11/do-parasites-rule-the-world-by-using-our-bodies-as-hosts/

He also explained that in electronic appliances, they are in every computer and cell phones, using the fuzzy logic based softwares as anchor, and they are also in wifi boxes. They have been strengthened since 2013 by insertion of plasma chips that generate stronger negative plasma field, in all devices made from then on.

In our bodies, the implants generate negative plasma fields that feed the worm-like entities and help them anchor.

So human society has been serving as a host for yaldabaoth and the smaller entities.

In human bodies, as far as I know they are mainly located in abdomen area and neck and head area, because these are the places from where they can affect human behavior the most. The reason for this is that the brain and solar plexus areas are anchors of our mental capacity which is the anchor of our will in the personality level. This is reflected by the fact that on the physical level, from these two centers our nervous system is monitored, which can then control the rest of the body, and this is what they hijack.

It has been well documented that the gut is like a second brain in some regards, for example about 90% of serotonin comes from there :...

00:45

Artists Recreate Elaborate Baroque Wigs Entirely Out of Paper "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Asya Kozina Baroque Paper Wigs

Russia-based creative duoAsya Kozina and Dmitriy Kozinbegan experimenting with paper in 2007 by making opulent historic costumes. Since then, the material has become their signature medium, and theyve gone on to make collections of impressively ornate Mongolian wedding costumes, masks inlaid with crystals, and even gigantic paper horses. Their newest work is a series of magnificent baroque wigs, sculpted entirely from white paper, which they believe allows them to highlight the main form and not to be obsessed with unnecessary details.

Historically, headdresses from the baroque period were worn by both women and men to symbolize wealth and status. They often contained embellishments such as sculpted fruits, flowers, and birds. Kozina explains that the elaborate wigs have always fascinated her, admitting that they make no practical sense, but they are beautiful.

While maintaining a traditional aesthetic, the duos hand-made paper versions incorporate symbols from the modern world such as airplanes, ferris wheels, and multi-story architecture. Kozina describes the collection as a combination of old and new luxury, where the skyscraper rises at the top of an ornate hairstyle, and the plane is decorated with flowers and ostrich feathers.

After the collection was complete, photographer Anastasia Andreeva stepped in to capture each pieces beauty in a series of baroque-era themed photographs. Models of all ages were used, portraying an aristocratic family.

Paper artists Asya Kozina and Dmitriy Kozin create elaborate headdresses entirely out of paper.

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00:37

Bunny Hop: Peep inside the Playboy Clubs of the 60s, 70s & 80s "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


A photo taken at the opening of the very first Playboy Club in Chicago in 1960.
 
The first Playboy magazine hit the shelves in 1953 and in 1960, the late Hugh Hefner opened what would be the very first Playboy Club in Chicago. Other clubs would quickly emerge in more than twenty locations including Boston,...

00:35

Papyrus: Blockchain and Other Technologies Protect Advertisers and Users on the Internet "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ad fraud traffic is a real disaster for the digital advertising industry. The size of the market is more than $200 billion (annually) and counting, but more than half of this amount goes to botnet owners and to other unscrupulous website owners, developers, and ad agencies. The key issue of the modern digital advertising market Continue reading Papyrus: Blockchain and Other Technologies Protect Advertisers and Users on the Internet

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00:31

Allegations of voter rigging and candidate trolling: its New Zealands Bird of the Year competition! "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

You might think New Zealands annual Bird of the Year competition is a cosy ornithological affair, but with candidate trolling and alleged vote rigging it sounds more like the US Presidential election.

Vote for the Black Bill Gull at https://www.birdoftheyear.org.nz #dollarcoinpest #goforgull #nzbirdoftheyear

A post shared by Black Billed Gull (@gullforglory) on Oct 10, 2017 at 9:45pm PDT

The New Zealand Herald reports that last week someone from Christchurch lodged more than 100 fraudulent votes for the white-faced heron.

A Black Billed Gull Instagram account is also trolling the other bird candidates accusing the white-faced Heron of being a racist and the pigeon an overweight tree rat.

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00:30

Healthy Pullback? Bitcoin Price Dips Back Below $5,300 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The price of bitcoin is down today, as overbought indicators seem to have yielded a notable correction away from recent highs.

00:26

Vaxxed Secretly Screened In Australia "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Polly Tommey and Kent Heckenlively have reportedly hosted a screening and Q&A of their vaccine safety documentary, Vaxxed, in Australia, where Tommey is currently under the provisions of a 3-year ban from travel to and...

The post Vaxxed Secretly Screened In Australia appeared first on Vaxxter.

00:25

Help Observe CHILD HEALTH MONTH Take Action "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Elissa Meininger  Health Policy Analyst October has been declared Child Health Month by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the man President Trump put in charge of cleaning up the swamp at the CDC regarding the science and safety of vaccines. Please view the video and then send this information to everyone you know.especially to Continue reading Help Observe CHILD HEALTH MONTH Take Action

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00:24

The War with China Comes Home to America "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

China hawks have announced that the campaign against Chinese influence developed in Australia is just about ready to export, not just to Asia, but to America and the world.  The recipe is simple: security service dossiers carefully cooked by national security journalists, and seasoned with fear and denial. Its not just an antidote to Chinas growing influence throughout the world; its meant to mask the bitter taste of a decade of American failureand to give the West the appetite for another generation of conflict.

Only problem is, this war gets fought in the homeland, not thousands of miles away in Asia.

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Peoples Bank of China Digital Currency Director Calls for Centralized State Cryptocurrency

DFAT boss warns international students to resist Chinese Communist Partys untoward influence

Chinese Government intrusion into Western universities sparks push for collective action

Addressing PRC Influence in Australia: Working with All Australians

China threatens U.S. Congress for crossing red line on Taiwan

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00:00

Cast Your Own Stamps to Put Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Put a new face on your money with these custom stamps. Don't worry, it's not illegal so long as you don't make the money unusable.

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00:00

Goldman Sachs Still Advises People to buy Gold Over Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The financial sector has no love lost for Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Especially major financial players are trying to keep people away from BTC right now. Goldman Sachs is one of those entities still on the fence about cryptocurrencies. For now, the bank still advises investors to buy gold over Bitcoin. An interesting stance, considering Bitcoin Continue reading Goldman Sachs Still Advises People to buy Gold Over Bitcoin

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00:00

In Chris Ofilis Latest, Self-Denial and the Fantasy of Paradise "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Chris Ofili, Molting, (detail) (2017), wood and gold-plated wire, 14 7/8 x 19 1/2 x 10 inches (37.8 x 49.5 x 25.4 cm (all images Chris Ofili; courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London)

The Paradise Lost exhibition of Chris Ofilis work at David Zwirner gallery is a difficult show to square with my conviction that Chris Ofili is one of the best painters alive. At the Night and Day show at the New Museum a few years ago, I witnessed what he could do with crepuscular shades of blue, making that palette a landscape inhabited by overly stylized figures (they reminded me of Ernst Ludwig Kirchners characters) verging on the brink of abstraction and so convincingly beautiful they held that middle ground between fantasy and truth. And the other figures in the show, in the portraiture work that mythologized blackness, always verged on being too fantastical, yet didnt look like he was referring to a distant fable, but to people I knew or perhaps had met before. I also saw his paintings in the Upper Room exhibition at Tate Britain in 2005. When I saw these pieces the monkey portraits decorated with elephant dung and cowrie shells, my first live exposure to Ofili one of my first thoughts was, he was born to do this, to be a fine art painter.

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23:59

Upgrade Complete? Ethereum's New Software Isn't Quite Stable Yet "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Days after the ethereum blockchain underwent a system-wide upgrade, developers have still yet to confirm the software is fully stable.

23:57

Bitcoin Jesus, Calvin Ayre Media Say Bitcoin Cash Is The Only Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin.com and Calvin Ayres war of words continues with an official partnership announcement on Bitcoin Cash education.

23:55

4 Things we Need to Understand to address Emotional Pain. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This is how I recognized my pattern. Since I had ignored all the pain from all my past relationships, because I never stopped to learn the lesson, I had doomed myself to

23:52

Researcher apologizes for ignoring early warnings about earthquake data "IndyWatch Feed Health"

In 2016, three researchers published data they had collected on a series of devastating earthquakes that hit Japan earlier that year. But, in late September 2017, one of the authorsHiroyuki Gotorevealed that the Kumamoto Earthquake data contained wide reaching errorsand an outside expert had warned him the data might be problematic nine months earlier.   Goto, []

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23:44

Is Mindfulness Meditation Science-Based? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Existing research has not yet clearly defined what mindfulness is and what effect it has. The hype clearly has gone beyond the science, and more rigorous research is needed to determine what specific effects there are, if any.

23:44

An ICO that is no gamble! "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

HydroMiners Status Quo With our fabulous pre-ICO results (raising 1,500 ETH in 36 minutes), we are thrilled more than ever to start the main sale of the H2O tokens on October, 18 at 10.00 UTC (12.00 Central European Time). H2O tokens are mining vouchers that represent kwH of HydroMiners mining operation. The tokens can be Continue reading An ICO that is no gamble!

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23:37

Media Silent As Govt Uses Vegas Shooting to Push Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


Media Silent As Govt Uses Vegas Shooting to Push Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches

The media blackout is blatantly evident as the government prepares to pass another All-American titled bill that strips away liberty with no accountability.

As the mainstream media provides relentless coverage of the Harvey Weinstein Hollywood sex scandal, there is one major piece of legislation it is ignoring, and if passed, it will have massive repercussions for all Americans.

More than 40 organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Freedom of the Press Foundation, have joined together to condemn the USA Liberty Act, a trendy name for a dangerous bill that reauthorizes and creates additional loopholes for Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

In a letter to the House Judiciary Committee, the coalition noted that one of the most obvious problems with the USA Liberty Act is that it fails to address concerns with the backdoor search loophole, which allows the government to conduct warrantless searches for the information of individuals who are not targets of Section 702, including U.S. citizens and residents.

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The USA Liberty Act departs from the recommendation made by the Presidents Review Group on Surveillance, appropriations amendments that have previ...

23:35

Associated Press pushes LGBT agenda, tells reporters to use transgender pronouns "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


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Associated Press pushes LGBT agenda, tells reporters to use transgender pronouns

NEW YORK CITY, October 16, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) The Associated Press (AP) has jumped on the gender bender bandwagon by agreeing to use transgendered-approved pronouns in its reporting. 

In a series of tweets last Tuesday, the standard-setting news organization expanded on the 2017 style guidelines released earlier this year that had already mentioned the use of gender-neutral pronouns.

AP approved they/them/their for stories about people who identify as neither male nor female or ask not to be referred to as he/she/him/her, as reported in the Washington Post.

One change announced last week included using the phrase gender confirmation for medical procedures often but not always used for a transition, according to the tweets.

Transition is the process by which people match their physical characteristics to their gender identity, AP editors tweeted.

Gender refers to a persons social identity, while sex refers to biological characteristics, they explained in another tweet.

23:30

Remember Those Cops Who Beat A Guy On A United Airlines Plane? Theyve Been Fired! "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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The Chicago Department of Aviation has fired the two security officers who were involved in an incident in which a passenger was dragged off a United Airlines flight.   Four officers were involved in the event, which took place in April, at Chicagos OHare International Airport, after the man refused to give up his seat.

According to CBS News,  the department said in a statement Tuesday: As we have clearly stated, the department is taking every action in our power to ensure that an incident like this never, ever occurs again. The citys Office of Inspector General said in a report released Tuesday that as a result of the offices findings and recommendations, the Aviation Department fired an officer who improperly escalated the incident and a sergeant involved in removing facts from a report. The department also suspended the two other officers, and one of those officers resigned.

Below is a passengers video of Dao being taken off the plane. It may not be suitable for all viewers.

Back in April, passenger David Dao, who had been aboard a flight to Louisville, Kentucky, was forced to give up his seat against his will, and video showed the security guards dragging him down the aisle of a plane.  Daos attorney, Thomas Demetri, said it was unfortunate the employees lost their jobs.

Officials also stated that one of those officers, a sergeant, was part of an attempt to cover up the details of the incident.

Remember Those Cops Who Beat A Guy On A United Airlines Plane? Theyve Been Fired! "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

drdao

The Chicago Department of Aviation has fired the two security officers who were involved in an incident in which a passenger was dragged off a United Airlines flight. Four officers were involved in the event, which took place in April, at Chicagos OHare International Airport, after David Dao refused to give up his seat.

According to CBS News,  the department said in a statement Tuesday: As we have clearly stated, the department is taking every action in our power to ensure that an incident like this never, ever occurs again. The citys Office of Inspector General said in a report released Tuesday that as a result of the offices findings and recommendations, the Aviation Department fired an officer who improperly escalated the incident and a sergeant involved in removing facts from a report. The department also suspended the two other officers, and one of those officers resigned.

Below is a passengers video of Dao being taken off the plane. It may not be suitable for all viewers.

Back in April, Dao, who had been aboard a flight to Louisville, Kentucky, was forced to give up his seat against his will, and video showed the security guards dragging him down the aisle of a plane. Daos attorney, Thomas Demetri, said it was unfortunate the employees lost their jobs.

Officials also stated that one of those officers, a sergeant, was part of an attempt to cover up the details of the incident.

23:30

Algorithmic Trading Platform Integrates GDAX Exchange API "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Coinbase's GDAX exchange is integrating with algorithmic trading platform QuantConnect to add cryptocurrency options for users.

23:19

A Brazilian Shaman Reveals the Dark Side of Positive Thinking "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Rud Iand; Science and Nonduality

Have you ever been told you just need to think positive and your problems will go away? Or that to achieve what you want in your life, all you need to do is visualize it and it will end up appearing? Its an approach to life thats been popular for decades thanks to books like Think and Grow Rich and How to Win Friends and Influence People. But does it really help us to live more meaningful and fulfilling lives. Not exactly, according to this Brazilian shaman initiated in the traditions of the Amazon Rainforest.

Focus on the power of your thoughts and you will transform your reality

Thousands of books, workshops and self-help gurus repeat the same mantra: change your thoughts, change your life. If only the mythical law of attraction worked for even half the people who tried it! Wed need a bigger Hollywood for all the positive thinking stars, thousands of new private islands for the positive thinking millionaires, and entire industries propped up by the success of positive thinking CEOs. There wouldnt be enough resources on the planet to fulfill the dreams of a new generation of magicians in possession of The Secret.



There are just two problems here: 1) its exhausting, and 2) its ineffective.
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23:15

Fleece, Wool, Tartan and Sequins! "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Loads more luscious dress fabrics have been finding their way into the shop in the last couple of weeks, so if you havent been in for a while, now is the time to pop by and see what new additions weve got. The nights are definitely drawing in now and and were starting to think []

23:15

Announcing the 2018 Liberty Forum "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Richard and Melanie Gibson

By Christine Butler, FSP Events Director

Planning for Liberty Forum 2018 is in full swing! Thanks to attendee feedback, this year's event will reflect more of a conference style, with tracks that include cryptocurrency, podcasts, education, and other forms of liberty activism. We plan to create an inclusive atmosphere where speakers and attendees can interact more than ever before. Most speakers will spend the entire weekend here in New Hampshire, and some are even hosting evening events off-site. Its sure to be an awesome way to get to know each other. We hope you'll be joining us on February 8-10 at the Radisson in Manchester, NH. Discounted early bird tickets are available now!

Our volunteer producers for 2018 are Melanie and Richard Gibson. Ten years ago, they visited New Hampshire for the first time to attend the 2007 Liberty Forum. While driving around, experiencing the winter, they decided that New Hampshire was the right place for their family. So in 2011, they sold their house and made the move. After settling into small town life with their two children, they volunteered to coordinate the kids program at PorcFest 2014. They created an amazing program for the largest turnout of children PorcFest had ever hosted. Then, just this July, they were part of the volunteer team that coordinated the NHLA Liberty Dinner.

Liberty Forum LogoThis powerhouse couple is now working on creating a Liberty Forum schedule full of activists from around the world. Their goal is to help attendees enjoy New Hampshire's beautiful winter scenery, facilitate connections with as many wonderful friends as possible, and inspire the spark of liberty activism that encourages attendees to make the move to the Free State.

Watch for more information about our speakers and sponsors coming soon!

23:15

People are rather underwhelmed with the official title for the young Han Solo film "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

After a troubled production, the makers of the Han Solo film have finally announced the official title. Heres director Ron Howard with the big reveal.

Think of the marketing opportunities!

Always helpful, the internet was on hand to suggest some improvements.

23:10

A New Concept of Consciousness "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Ervin Laszlo; Reality Sandwich

What about mind? If the world is vibration, is also mind and consciousness a form of vibration? Or on the contrary, are all vibrations, the observed world, a manifestation of mind?

Although it is true that when all is said and done all we know is our consciousness, it is also true that we do not know our own consciousness, not to mention the consciousness of anyone else. We do not know what consciousness really is or how it is related to the brain. Since our consciousness is the basis of our identity, we do not know who we really are. Are we a body that generates the stream of sensations we call consciousness, or are we a consciousness associated with a body that displays it? Do we have consciousness, or are we consciousness?

Consciousness could be a kind of illusion, a set of sensations produced by the workings of our brain. But it could also be that our body is a vehicle, a transmitter of a consciousness that is the basic reality of the world. The world could be material, and mind could be an illusion. Or the world could be consciousness, and the materiality of the world could be the illusion.


Both of these possibilities have been explored in the history of philosophy, and today we are a step closer than before to understanding which of them is true. There are important insights emerging at the expanding frontiers where physical science joins consciousness research.

On the basis of a growing series of observations and experiments, a new consensus is emerging. It is that my consciousness is not just my consciousness, meaning the consciousness produced by my brain, any more than a program transmitted over the air would be a program produced by my TV set. Just like a program broadcast over the air continues to exist when my TV set is turned off, my consciousness continues to exist when my brain is turned off.
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23:08

Overstock Shares Will Explode 230% To $100 On Blockchain Hype: Investor "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The excitement around Blockchain has led to increasingly buoyant projections for Overstock.

23:03

Monk Fruit: Alternative Sweetener that Rivals Stevia "IndyWatch Feed Health"

monk fruitDo you like cucumbers? If so, its cousin monk fruit, also known as luo han guo, may interest you. You may have even eaten monk fruit extract without knowing it!

Monk fruit is a small, subtropical melon that grows on a herbaceous perennial vine of the cucurbit family. It is native to southern China and northern Thailand, where populations have cultivated it for hundreds of years. (...)
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23:01

SpaceX Quietly Schedules Launch of Mysterious Black Rocket "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I like to believe (or hope) that Elons got humanitys best interests in mind, though. Im sure well be fine.
(Brett TingleyNow that privately-owned aerospace firms are refining and researching new state-of-the-art rocket technologies, we can expect all sorts of new levels of intrigue and secrecy surrounding space flight. Publicly-funded NASA and other government agencies have to (allegedly) disclose certain amounts of information to the public, but commercial space firms have no such obligation. The undisputed leader in private spaceflight, SpaceX, is no stranger to secrets and conspiracy theories. Elon Musks revolutionary company has taken that secrecy even deeper this month with the under-the-radar addition of a shadowy rocket mission under the code name Zuma.
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23:00

sewing: double gauze feliz top "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

This post is written by Jane of Buzzmills.

Hi there, Im back again to share another double gauze make for Double Gauze Week here at Imagine Gnats! Ive made another lovely double gauze top, but this time its not for me, but for my daughter a double gauze feliz top.

I sewed the Feliz top, from Straight Grain, in this beautiful navy double gauze by Lecien.

The Feliz has several sleeves options; here I chose the three quarter length as its perfect for fall.

It also has the option to be either a dress or top and offers two different back closures- either button or hidden zipper. I went with buttons, athough I did not use buttons down the entire back as the pattern calls for.

Instead I used buttons only for the bodice and simply sewed the two back pieces together (though, in hindsight I suppose it wouldve been easier and smarter to simply cut the back on the fold, next time)

This is such a sweet top and is made even sweeter in this beautiful double gauze! Double gauze, kitties and gold, what could be better?!

My daughter put this top on and immediately, before it was even buttoned, exclaimed Its so soft and comfortable! I know this is going to be one of my new favorites!

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23:00

Crochet Your Own Climate Change Data Visualization Blanket "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Create your own blanket that reflects the rising temperatures of our planet. Despite the grim picture, the design is very artistic.

Read more on MAKE

The post Crochet Your Own Climate Change Data Visualization Blanket appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers....

23:00

AlphaPoint to Secure Blockchain Assets with Intel's SGX Tech "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Blockchain services provider AlphaPoint is partnering with computing giant Intel on a new security solution for digital assets.

22:58

Bitfinex to Terminate Services for U.S. Retail Customers by November 9 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitfinex to Terminate Services to U.S. Retail Customers by November 9

Bitfinex has announced its plan to terminate all services for U.S. individual customers by November 9th 2017. Their announcement comprised a follow-up to a statement issued in August, which indicated the company was suspending all new requests for account verification from U.S. individuals.

Also Read: The Controversy Surrounding Tethers USD Backing Continues

Bitfinex Will Suspend Trading, Deposits, and Withdrawal Services to U.S.-Based Customers

Bitfinex to Terminate Services to U.S. Retail Customers by November 9

Bitfinex will be terminating trading, deposits and withdrawal functionality for all U.S. customers, which will come into effect no later than November 9, 2017. The announcement urges all U.S.-based customers to withdraw their cryptocurrency tokens before the deadline.

On August 11, Bitfinex first revealed that it would be moving away from U.S. retail customers. The move appeared to be in direct response to the United States Securities and Exchange Commissions warning that initial coin offering (ICO...

22:56

Know Now That There Will Be A Peaceful Smooth Transition "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

My aim with this article is to show the reader that the preparation has been done the groundwork has been laid on so many levels and dimensions by so many groups of lightworkers to make certain that the sudden transition from living and existing in a 3D-4D world to living in a 4D-5D world will be peaceful and calm. To do so I will be touching upon the following 6 areas of information.

  1. a) Advice from Divine Mother and Archangel Michael on how to best cope with the unfamiliar situation when The Event is ignited, a situation that we have no prior experience of dealing with.
  2. b) Information on the lightworker group known by the name of The Positive Military and their role at the time of The Event.
  3. c) A reminder of some recent advice from the RM Resistance Movement that can make the pre-Event time easier for the awakened part of the surface population.
  4. d) Financial Freedom. I provide a link to an article that can calm anyone struggling with concerns over how they will survive economically on this planet which is probably in the range of 4 out of 5 people that starting from the Day of the Event abundance for everyone is guaranteed! It provides knowledge that can help anyone understand how there is an abundance of wealth available that can give everyone on this planet all that they need for a good life.
  5. e) A reminder that one of th...

22:52

New FBI Documents Further Prove Comey Planned to Exonerate Hillary Before Criminal Investigation Was Complete "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

New FBI Documents Further Prove Comey Planned to Exonerate Hillary Before Criminal Investigation Was Complete


New FBI Documents Further Prove Comey Planned to Exonerate Hillary Before Criminal Investigation Was Complete

The FBI records vault released a series of draft statements Monday afternoon authored by former FBI Director James Comey. The drafts are about the conclusion of the criminal investigation into former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email server to host and transmit top secret information. 

Unfortunately the drafts are completely redacted, but take note of the date: May 2, 2016. 


As shown by the FBI's tweet, the final statement about the case was delivered on July 5, 2016 but was being drafted in May. This was two months before Comey made the official announcement that Clinton would not be referred to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution. It was also before Comey had interviewed nearly a dozen key witnesses in the case, including Clinton herself. Clinton was interviewed on July 2, 2016 for just under four hours.

The release of the drafts backs up the assertion from Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley that Comey dec...

22:50

75 Percent of Honey Contaminated With Pesticides "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Dr. Mercola; Mercola.com

The process of bees turning flower nectar into honey is one of the marvels of nature. After sucking the nectar from a flower, a honeybee stores the sweet juice in her stomach, carrying an amount close to her own weight, back to the hive. There, she delivers the nectar to an indoor bee, and it is passed from one bee to the next, mouth-to-mouth, until its moisture content reduces to about 20 percent, forming honey.

Other times, the nectar may be stored in honeycomb cells before the bee-to-bee moisture-reducing process, as the storage process helps to jumpstart the evaporation. Once the honey is created, bees store it in cells capped with beeswax to feed newborn and adult bees. [1]


Humans have also developed a taste for the sweet, sticky treat, which is often regarded as one of the purest sweeteners available. However, recent research has revealed that honey is contaminated with neonicotinoid pesticides, with concerning ramifications for bees and humans alike.

Honey Contaminated With Neonicotinoid Pesticides

In a sampling of honey collected around the world, the majority of samples were found to be contaminated with neonicotinoid pesticides, including acetamiprid, clothianidin, imidacloprid, thiacloprid and thiamethoxam. Nearly 200 honey samples were tested, with neonicotinoids found in 75 percent of them. Forty-five percent of the samples contained two or more of the pesticides, while 10 percent contained four or five. [2]
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22:43

Second-class city measure debated before Port Angeles Business Association "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PORT ANGELES The campaign for Port Angeles to revert back to a second-class city has been fueled with misinformation, David Mabrey said during a forum Tuesday.

Mabrey, who has been outspoken at public meetings over the last two years, challenged most claims made by Edna Willadsen, an Our Water, Our Choice! organizer and a Proposition 1 proponent at the forum before the Port Angeles Business Association.

Willadsen said the main purpose for the proposition is to lower taxes and that it has nothing to do with fluoridation, despite the proposition being spearheaded by the anti-fluoridation group and promoted as a way to replace the city council.

No, I am not involved in the fluoride, she said. Fluoride is not involved in this, what were doing now.

If the measure is approved by a simple majority on Nov. 7, Port Angeles would be the first city in the state to regress back to being a second-class city, severely restricting what the city is allowed to do under state law.

The argument for is completely full of misinformation, Mabrey said. There isnt as single piece of accurate information for this argument.

The yes side is advocating this will save you from high taxes, remove appointed officials and reduce salaries, Mabrey said. Reclassifying to second-class will not change any of these things. Reclassifying does not change the structure of government or fair wages for city staff.

Willadsen said that now Port Angeles has a city manager who is not elected and that we have no one we can actually go to.

She claimed the City Council has no power and that because City Manager Dan McKeen isnt elected, theres no recourse.

The proposition would not make the city manager an elected position and it would not reorganize the council into a strong-mayor form of government, Mabrey said.

This is one of the reasons were informing people, Mabrey said. They dont even know what they are asking for.

Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin, a Port Angeles attorney running for Position 3 on the City Council, told Willadsen that the shift in power from the city manager to City Council isnt described in the text of the proposition.

Youre speaking as if it does, but it doesnt do that, he said.

Willadsen decried the high-paying jobs the city offers, such as city manger, adding the city has payrolls comparable to what Ive seen in some of these larger areas. Though she sai...

22:32

Bitcoin Fork SegWit2x Makes Enemies In Brazil, Argentina As 50 Sign Opposition Letter "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

SegWit2x continues to lose support as 50 signatories in Latin America condemn the Bitcoin hard fork.

22:27

No, Saving A Child Instead Of Embryos In A Burning Building Does Not Negate The Pro-Life Position "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Any argument in favor of killing innocent people tends to be, you know, kind of hard to swallow, but some arguments are more compelling and clever than others. They make you at least able to see why certain people are pro-choice.

Then there are the deeply, viciously stupid pro-abortion arguments, the ones so profoundly inept, vapid, and useless that they make you question the base mental competency of the people who advance them. Such is the case with a recent highly viral tweetstorm by author Patrick Tomlinson, whose Twitter thread on the topic is worth quoting in full (presented here in a more easy-to-comprehend format):

Whenever abortion comes up, I have a question Ive been asking for ten years now of the Life begins at Conception crowd. In ten years, no one has EVER answered it honestly. Its a simple scenario with two outcomes. No one ever wants to pick one, because the correct answer destroys their argument. And there IS a correct answer, which is why the pro-life crowd hates the question.

Here it is. Youre in a fertility clinic. Why isnt important. The fire alarm goes off. You run for the exit. As you run down this hallway, you hear a child screaming from behind a door. You throw open the door and find a five-year-old child crying for help. Theyre in one corner of the room. In the other corner, you spot a frozen container labeled 1000 Viable Human Embryos.

The smoke is rising. You start to choke. You know you can grab one or the other, but not both before you succumb to smoke inhalation and die, saving no one. Do you A) save the child, or B) save the thousand embryos? There is no C. C means you all die.

In a decade of arguing with anti-abortion people about the definition of human life, I have never gotten a single straight A or B answer to this question. And I never will. They will never answer honestly, because we all instinctively understand the right answer is A.

A human child is worth more than a thousand embryos. Or ten thousand. Or a million. Because they are not the same, not morally, not ethically, not biologically. This question absolutely evicerates [sic] their arguments, and their refusal to answer confirms that they know it to be true.

No one, anywhere, actually believes an embryo is equivalent to a child. That person does not exist. They are lying to you. They are lying to you to try and evoke an emotional response, a paternal response, using false-equivalency.

No one believes life begins at conception. No one believes embryos are babies, or children. Those who cliam [sic] to are trying to manipulate you so they can control women. Dont let them. Use this question to call them out. Reveal them f...

22:20

Skin is the New Canvas: A Poetry Revolution. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I didnt really take the idea seriously at first, writing on girls butts and boobs to sort of trick people into reading what I had to say, but after some time, I wondered,

22:05

One Poem by Molly Brodak "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Olafur Eliasson, Beauty (1993), at the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) Sydney, Australia (photo via Sarah_Ackerman on Flickr)

 

The Cipher

 

A nonbeliever accepts
a kind of fog around facts

believers demand meaning.

Beloved fog forms a tissue between them, like love.
Burns off in bald light, like love.

Nonbelievers just put on their war wigs
and their war gloves
and pick

from a fanned deck of brute facts.
To prove nothingness exists

youd need just one thing that was not itself,
one x that did not equal x.

One copse of alders in one dim dusk
that was none of the above.
Souls are made up
of such obstacles.

And a nonbeliever accepts
that God is very, very likely.

Because
nothingness is just not
how brute facts work.

A rainstorm, brute fact, shuttles brainlessly towards us,

and our evening is overtaken in rain,
rain and fog, infinity, the opposite of engineering.

I listened to some invisible bird
rattling off the facts of consciousness.

He used that exact word,
cipher.

 

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Molly Brodak is the author of A Little Middle of the Night (University of Iowa Press, 2010) and Bandit: A Daughters Memoir (Grove Atlantic, 2016) along with three chapbooks of poetry.

 

Readers are encouraged to submit 35 poems as a PDF to Wendy Xu for consideration at poetry@hyperallergic.com.

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22:04

ACP and MVP Pipeline Projects Under Regulatory Review "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

See also: www.Appalmad.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2017

FERC Rubber Stamps Fracked Gas Pipelines Despite Widespread Concerns and Opposition

Certificates for Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline Continue Dangerous Trend

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), after recently regaining a quorum, granted federal approval for the fracked gas Atlantic Coast (ACP) and Mountain Valley (MVP) pipelines. Fracked gas is primarily composed of methane, a dangerous pollutant 87 times more potent than carbon dioxide over the first 20 years in the atmosphere. Commissioner LaFleur notably dissented, saying the pipelines were not in the public interest.

Both the ACP and MVP would take fracked gas from West Virginia to southern Virginia, slicing through some of the most beautiful parts of the Blue Ridge Mountains and our national forests, with the ACP continuing into eastern North Carolina, crossing more than 1,000 waterways. If the pipeline receives the necessary state approvals, construction will pollute pristine streams and rivers, further threaten endangered species that are already on the brink, devastate forested wetlands and other valuable ecosystems, and threaten communities with the dangers of an explosion. The Sierra Club and a broad coalition of environmental and community groups plan to urge FERC to reconsider its decision.

Additional federal and state permits are required before construction can begin. North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia are each considering the potential water quality impacts of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline and must grant Water Quality Certification (WQC) under section 401 of the Clean Water Act before construction may proceed. North Carolina has delayed its WCQ decision on the ACP and asked the pipeline developer for more specific information on how it will affect certain water crossings. Virginia has yet to issue WQC for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, and Sierra Clubs lawsuit against West Virginia recently resulted in the state asking the Court to allow it to reconsider its certificate for the MVP. Several other federal reviews are still required, including a separate Endangered Species Act analysis, air permits, and local land use approvals for the fracked gas compressor stations and other facilities along the route.

Contact: Doug Jackson, (202) 495.3045 or doug.jackson@sierraclub.org

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tri state residents are hopeful that their mall remains openLa "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

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22:00

Fork Debate Drops to New Low, Outspoken Developer Lopps Home Surrounded by Police "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Debate is a central part of the cryptocurrency community at large. Open forums such as Bitcoin.com have fostered mostly healthy fork debate about Bitcoins future. It appears at least one participant wished to stifle debate, and in a horrible way. 

Also read: Preparing for the Bitcoin Hard Forks: A Step-by-Step Walkthrough

Fork Debate Turns Ugly and Dangerous

Online forums were bursting with outrage over a new low in the fork controversy popularly known as Segwit2x or the scaling debate.

They essentially tried to get him or his family killed, only takes a simple mistake and [youre] dead, happens regularly with [SWAT]. Essentially attempted murder, IMO. Whoever did that to him you are scum of the earth, one poster characterized the event.

Another commenter on a rival forum added this is dangerous and a very low move, while yet another agreed and stated plainly, Anyone who supports [either side in the fork debate] sho...

22:00

What Are Your Favorite Indoor Plants? "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

I wrote a blog post for Apartments.com that went live yesterday, titled 10 Reasons You Need Some Indoor Plants. But I feel like a fraud sharing it because (sadly) almost all of our houseplants died during the move! So I really need to take my own advice and get us some new plants for the house. Because after all, I really believe what I wrote...plants improve your mood, add color, purify the air, and more. And in the winter (which is coming TOO SOON, I'm not ready!), indoor plants are even more crucial, since there's less greenery to enjoy outside. What are some of your favorite easy-to-care-for plants? And do you ever go faux, or are you all about real plants?

Fiddle leaf fig tree

This fiddle leaf fig is the only plant I've gotten since we moved, and I have high hopes of keeping it alive (and getting it to grow)! Let me know if you have any tips. :) I was actually very tempted to get a faux one, but I decided to give myself a chance with a real one first. I've always loved these, trendy or not!

The post What Are Your Favorite Indoor Plants? appeared first on At Home In Love.

22:00

Recommended: Max Johnson In the West "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

  The latest from Max Johnson is a sprint and a marathon.  Even during the silences that mark In the West, there lingers the strong impression of developments moving fast.  But more often than not, the bassist is exceedingly direct.  The relentless downpour from pianist Kris Davis and the pedal steel guitar of Susan Alcorn []

22:00

Nasdaq Awarded Patent for Blockchain Data Matching System "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Nasdaq has been awarded a patent for a blockchain-based data matching system that could boost efficiency in clearing and settlement.

22:00

Trump claims hes smarter than Yogi Bear "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

In the continuing debate about who could possibly be more intelligent than himself, Donald Trump has taken steps to trap Jellystone Parks most famous resident, Yogi Bear, to prove that he is the smarter of the two.

According to sources the President had settled down to watch his favourite morning cartoons between snatches of Fox News. After contenting himself that he had more brain power than Fred Flintstone, he switched over to Yogi Bear and heard him bragging to Boo Boo that he was smarter than the average bear on several occasions.

We could see the President starting to twitch, said a member of the White House care staff, and knew there was going to be trouble. Then, when he knocked his bowl of porridge over his Word Search Compendium, we cleared the decks.

An incandescent President Trump called Vice President Pence and told him to requisition Airforce One for some official business. They immediately flew into bear country armed only with an abacus, three picnic baskets full of honey and the mother of all bear traps.

After several hours spent lost in the woods and with no sign of the elusive bear, the Vice President urged Mr Trump to calm down and return to the White House.

Back home and following a hearty dish of alphabet spaghetti, staff were relieved to see the President settling down to watch an episode of The Simpsons. But their relief was short lived as a familiar voice yelled from the Oval Office.

Call Mike! Get me over to Springfield quick! Lisa Simpson has an IQ of 159!

21:59

Husky puppy chooses the wrong place to sit down "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

A young Siberian husky called Scamp chooses the single worst place to sit down while exploring a water fountain.

The post Husky puppy chooses the wrong place to sit down appeared first on The Poke.

21:45

This man is living in 3017 while were still in 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Heres your genius/astonishingly lazy lifehack for the day, if you happen to own two iPhones

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21:40

The Aztec Commandments and the Great White God of the ancient Americas. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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From the traditions of the many indian tribes of the americas we learn of a common legend, myth or belief in a great white bearded God who visited them in the distant past, comming down from heaven and teaching them how to live their lives.
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21:39

How To Integrate A Horse In Your Survival Plans "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

No matter how well you prepare for a disaster, you can only speculate as to what will happen. Entire regions could be decimated by natural or manmade disasters and provisions of food, water and fuel will be in short supply, long after the crisis has ended. Using a horse after SHTF will help you survive ... Read more...

The post How To Integrate A Horse In Your Survival Plans was written by Dan Mowinski and appeared first on Prepper's Will.

21:35

Can Basic Income Plus The Blockchain Build A New Economic System? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

To stop societys unsustainable demand for ever-more resources, we need to decentralize and localize our economy. Combining the new ledger technology with UBI may be the way to make that happen.

This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company.

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21:34

Bentinho Massaro: Eclipse of Disclosure "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

TZ here; I warmly recommend repeated listenings of this beautiful brilliant talk given by Bentinho Massaro. It will support you in knowing who you truly are. It has lots of advice about how you can be certain that you are following your true calling / mission. It will help you to find your joy. He gives clear understanding / insight as to how and why they gain control over us which they do when we focus on opposition. At 44 minutes in he reminds us that the less you see opposition the less you can be messed with. Enjoy!

 

Source; http://goldenageofgaia.com/2017/09/29/bentinho-massaro-eclipse-of-disclosure/

 

21:30

HydroMiner Profitability a Comparative Analysis "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

HydroMiner launched with a view to open up the business of cryptocurrency mining in an industry that is notorious for its prohibitively high barriers of entry. It isnt the only company trying to democratize access. Other start-ups and existing enterprises are attempting to do the same, using various models of bitcoin cloud-mining and crowdfunding to Continue reading HydroMiner Profitability a Comparative Analysis

The post HydroMiner Profitability a Comparative Analysis appeared first on NEWSBTC.

21:22

Kinda Weird: This Guy Is Just Now Posting Jokes About Ted Cruz Liking Porn on Twitter "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Twitter is buzzing about a lot of things right now, but none of them are the tweets by Kurt Williams, who is just now starting to tweet about Ted Cruz getting caught liking porn on Twitter. Honestly, its pretty weird. Did he just find out about it? Or has he been saving up all these tweets for a while?

It seems like a lot of things have happened since then, but this guy is really just going hard at this whole Ted Cruz thing now. Kinda bizarre. Maybe not breaking news worthy, but I mean just look at this stuff.

This is a pretty far way to go for a pun, right? I mean, maybe if the news had just broke someone would tweet this? But why now?

Hes just so excited. What has he been up to lately? Look at the time stamp. This is weeks after the news broke.

Wait till he hears about Trump throwing the paper towels.

Related: Its Time to Have a Conversation About How Lonely I Am

Ok, this one isnt horrible but look at that time stamp. Whats going on here? Also just noticing his handle is Perfect10balls. Whats that about?...

21:22

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

This easy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili is a family favorite and my go to recipe for sharing at autumn gatherings.

And beside the fact that it is delicious (which it really is) it is crazy easy to make.

Heres the recipe:

Into your crockpot dump..

*2-4 diced chicken breasts (or 2 cans of chicken drainedor any leftover chicken diced)

*1 large can of diced tomatoes

*1 can of Rotel Original canned tomatoes with chilis

*1 small can of green chilis

Then drain and add the following

*1 can corn

*1 can pinto beans

*1 can kidney beans

And finally add.

*1 package dried Ranch salad dressing

*1 package taco seasoning mix

Stir and then cook on low all day.  (About 6 hours)

 

Then serve alone or with shredded cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips, corn bread, or tamales.

I promise it wont disappoint!

The post Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili appeared first on Simple Simon and Company.

21:14

Hungry bear crisis leaves two people dead in the far east of Russia "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Kamchatka brown bears, which live in Russias far east.
Two people have been killed by bears in Russias far east as increasingly large numbers of the animals are approaching humans due to a lack of food sources.

Authorities on Sakhalin Island last week said 83 bears had to be shot dead because they were hostile. That figure is nearly three times higher than last year.

This has never happened before, a forestry worker told Agence France-Presse, asking not to be named because he is not authorised to speak to the media.

There are not enough fish, berries, nuts, he said, adding that overfishing of salmon was partly to blame.

There should not have been any fishing nets installed at all this summer, there are so little fish, but they installed them anyway, he said.

Bears that enter villages in search of food have eaten dogs and one bit a mans hand.

At this time of year bears should be balls of fat, but these animals have almost no fat at all, the employee said.

A hunter and a fisherman died from bear attacks in September, the regional forest ministry official Sergei Prokhorenko told local media.

The animals have also attacked cattle and one family found a bear digging up potatoes from their vegetable garden in late September, local media reported.

The forestry worker said emergency services were going to villages to look for aggressive animals.

He said he expected the crisis to continue until November, when malnourished bears usually freeze to death while others go into hibernation.

Sakhalin Environment Watch, a non-government organisation,...

21:14

Leaked: the regional Brexit impact assessment by the Department for Exiting the EU "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

How will Brexit impact the part of the UK you live in?

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21:05

Ecosoderberg Pilot at the Irkutsk Aluminium Smelter "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Background on the: Irkutsk Aluminium Smelter
The Irkutsk alumimium smelter is one of the largest in Russia and is the oldest in Eastern Siberia.  Between 2008-2010 the smelter was expanded through the introduction of the 5th potline with an annual capacity of 170,000 tonnes of aluminium. Annual production capacity is 410,000 tonnes. Reference.

Rusal has announced the launch of an experimental reduction area at the Irkutsk Aluminium Smelter, which will operate under the EcoSoderberg technology.

The total amount of investment in the project amounted to 540 million roubles.

Implementing EcoSoderberg technology is one of the priority retrofitting projects for RUSAL. New generation potcells have a significantly reduced environmental impact, and bring increased energy efficiency to aluminium smelters and automation for the majority of production processes.

The pilot production at the Irkutsk Aluminium Smelter includes four retrofitted potcells. Before the end of 2017, the number of modernised potcells will increase to six.

Victor Mann, Technical Director of UC RUSAL, commented: Based on the results of the pilot project, we will decide on the time-frame of the modernisation that will target all operating self-baking anode cells. In total, there are more than 500 of them at the smelter, which in the coming years will be upgraded.

EcoSoderberg is a unique proprietary solution developed by the RUSALs Krasnoyarsk-based Engineering and Technology Centre. The environmental effectiveness of the technology is due to its improved structural design and effective gas removal system.

As of today, over 60% of KrAZ capacities have been converted to the EcoSoderberg technology. Over the past three years, project investments have amounted to over 3 billion roubles. Retrofitting at KrAZ has resulted in a significant improvement in production efficiency and has reduced specific emissions of harmful substances: hydrogen fluoride emissions were reduced by 1.5 times, tarry substance was reduced by 2.7 times, and benzapyrene was reduced by 2.5 times. Re-fitting potcells to EcoSoderberg technology is now taking place at the Bratsk Aluminium Smelter (40 new generation cells have been installed). RUSAL is also planning to convert two potrooms at the Novokuznetsk Aluminium Smelter (NkAZ) to EcoSoderberg.

Introduction of the EcoSoderberg technology at IrkAZ is part of the integrated environmental initiatives ran by the smelter. Between 2016 and 2021, RUSAL will invest 5 billion roubles in a comprehensive retrofitting that will involve the modernisation of the treatment faci...

21:03

The Social Life of Opioids "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From Scientific American: Increasing prescription rates of opioid painkillers are often blamed for Americas current opioid crisis. However, a growing body of research suggests that opioid use is connected with social losses and emotional pain; we need to understand the issue of social isolation in order to fully address the opioid epidemic.

recognizing the connections between bonding, stress and pain could be critical to effectively addressing the opioid crisis. Understanding the biology and commonalities between trusting social relationships and the opioid system can change the way we think about treatment, Young says, noting that neither the punitive approach of the criminal justice system nor harsh treatment tactics are likely to increase connectedness. In essence, if we want to have less opioid use, we may have to figure out how to have more love.

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21:02

Psychology in the Metacolony "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From Mail & Guardian: Colonialism today is more entrenched in our society than it ever has been in the past, and traditional psychology and mental health treatment often perpetuate and uphold colonialism. In order to decolonize psychology, a bottom-up approach to therapy is needed, in which the therapist and client can participate in a collaborative, mutual process of change and growth.

The promotion of adjustment to oppressive structure and alienated living often occur in psychotherapy or the larger industry called mental health, whose aim is to change people rather than enable them (if not enjoining them) to change the conditions (economic, political, cultural and social) that caused or contributed to the distress, mild or severe.

Emphasis on adjustment not only decontextualises the problems of the oppressed but also burdens the patient with an inordinate degree of patience to an oppressive system, including the hierarchy of power in the doctor-patient relationship replicating the colonial situation.

Moreover, traditional therapy begins with a subtle process of Eurocentrism, racism and victim-blame, all affirming or implying that the patient caused or contributed to his or her problem. Little wonder then that patients from oppressed communities seldom seek therapy unless brought under duress by relatives, the police or by court order. If they seek therapy, they frequently drop out because of the adjustment-orientation, power-relations, decontextualisation and victim-blaming of Eurocentric psychology.

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21:01

Diagnosing Donald Trump, and His Voters "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From The New Yorker: In a new book, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, a group of mental health experts warn the public of Donald Trumps troubling mental state. Their work raises questions about whether diagnosing and evaluating the mental health status of political leaders may endanger democracy.

No one of sound mind would suspect Trump of being a visionary. But is there an objective, value-free way to draw the very subjective and generally value-laden distinction between vision and insanity? More to the point, is there a way to avert the danger posed by Trumps craziness that wont set us on the path of policing the thinking of democratically elected leaders? Zimbardo suggests that there should be a vetting process for Presidential candidates, akin to psychological tests used for positions ranging from department store sales clerk to high-level executive. Craig Malkin, a lecturer at Harvard Medical School and the author of Rethinking Narcissism, suggests relying on people already trained to provide functional and risk assessment based entirely on observationforensic psychiatrists and psychologists as well as profilers groomed by the CIA, the FBI, and various law enforcement agencies. This is a positively terrifying idea. As Mark Joseph Stern wrote in Slate in response to last Decembers calls for the Electoral College to un-elect Trump, it only made sense if you assumed as a starting point that America would never hold another presidential election.'

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21:00

Bitcoin is Much Better Than Fiat Says Billionaire Investor Tim Draper "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

At the World Knowledge Forum held in Seoul on October 17, Billionaire investor Tim Draper, who has been one of the key angel investors in the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency markets since 2014, stated that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are much better than fiat currencies. In an interview with Bloomberg, Draper stated: I think [Bitcoin is] Continue reading Bitcoin is Much Better Than Fiat Says Billionaire Investor Tim Draper

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21:00

Granny Square Blanket in New Colors "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Lets give credit where credit is due and thank grannies for the endlessly fascinating square that bears their name. That said, we are certain that no grannies ever intended to keep their techniques a secret, and this Granny Square Blanket is one that anyone can make!

Granny Square Blanket in New Colors | Purl Soho

Instead of grannys traditional made-from-bits-and-bobs approach, weve gone about our Granny Square Blankets a little more deliberately with four brand new palettes that are anything but old-fashioned.

Granny Square Blanket in New Colors | Purl Soho

The new palettes are shown above, from top to bottom: quirky Caravan, sweet Cake Shop, stellar Constellation, and cozy Cottage. Each one is hooked up in Purl Sohos Worsted Twist 100% merino wool, a perfectly soft and cuddly choice for these baby-size blankets.

Granny Square Blanket in New Colors | Purl Soho

These fresh color stories are all available in our Granny Square Blanket Kit, an update of our original Learn to Crochet a Granny Square Blanket Kit, now in new colors, with new graphics, and a new name!

Granny Square Blanket in New Colors | Purl Soho

Each Kit includes all the Worsted Twist youll need to make your first blanket, plus our Granny Square Blanket Pattern, which will teach you exactly how to crochet this classic motif, even if youve never held a hook in your hand.

Granny Square Blanket in New Colors | Purl Soho

And once you learn how to make a granny square, youll be well on your way to crocheting all the other things there are to crochet beyond granny squares. Thank you for getting us started, granny!

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21:00

World Famous Archaeologist Dies After Not Timing Jump Right "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

KITEZH, Russia Famed archaeologist/adventurer Lara Croft fell to her death in the lost city of Kitezh today, after mistiming a jump between two cliffs. Croft had a successful career as a celebrity historian specializing in recovering lost relics. She was reportedly in Peru searching for immortality when the accident occurred, a prize sought after by all of the worlds great archaeologists.

[She] was attempting to make the jump by doing a double leap from his platform to the lighter shaded cliff edge, a mistake that proved to be fatal, said a native through a translator. The rescue teams took forever to get to her because her body ragdolled down into the river.

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The jumps in this area have long proved to be extremely dangerous, with several adventurers dying every year by not grabbing at the moss covered section. Local authorities have put out new warnings for researchers and graduate archaeology students to use caution when exploring the local environment in search of their fathers ill-fated evidence of immortality.

We advise people not to attempt jumps, especially off of the cliffs, said Lt. Vladimir Popov of the Russia Rescue Unit. But if theyre going to, they should check that there are at least tiny rocks, ropes, or hand holds on the other side, anything that looks different than the rest of the environment. When in doubt: if its glowinggrab it.

Popov also expressed hope that Crofts death would serve as a reminder to future archaeologists to be prepared and to make sure they get a significant running start when necessary. If she had just kept up his momentum after she jumped over that quicksand, he said. Lara Croft would still be alive today.

Article by Dillon Magrann-Wells @dillonmw

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21:00

Progressive Bully Mocks Gay Students Weird Birthmark Not His Sexuality "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

PEORIA, Ill. Infamous sophomore bully Peter Fazio has chosen to target Dane Sumners large facial birthmark for hazing, choosing to leave Sumner alone about his open homosexuality, stunned witnesses confirmed.

Whats funny about him being gay? Fazio said. That weird mark on his neck is hilarious it looks like two bears playing ping-pong! But if two guys find happiness and love with one another, what is there to mock?

Classmates at Peoria High School had just assumed Fazio would attack Sumner for his relationship with fellow junior David Zucker, and their petition to allow same-sex couples to attend homecoming together.

Even when Sumner and Zucker marched down the hallway, holding hands and shouting, Let the gays dance, Peters only remark was that Dane the Stain missed a spot in the shower, said AP English teacher Janice Malone. I applaud Peter for being so open-minded. A lot of boys his age are so cruel.

Other bullies have taken note of Fazios tactics.

At first, I thought Pete was losing his edge, said Leonard Hughes, friend to Fazio and torturer of most of the schools mathletes. But then he shoved the Stain out of the locker room in his underwear and dunked his oboe in the toilet. I realized that day theres nothing funny about a persons sexuality, and I learned a little about myself in the process.

Sumner has reportedly been harangued by Fazio since third grade, long before Sumner opened up about his orientation.

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I thought for sure when I came out he was going to just destroy me, but he was unusually supportive, said Sumner. He still makes my life a living hell, and I go home crying almost every day, but thats all because of this grotesque, purple malformation on my body. I can understand that.

Im actually secretly working on a petition to get Dane the Stain and his boyfriend elected to homecoming court, Fazio later confessed privately. Not to dump pigs blood on him or anything I just think it...

21:00

Spanish Banks and Technology Firms Launch the Alastria Blockchain Consortium "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Blockchain consortia are becoming far more prevalent as of late. While most people know R3 and Hyperledger, there are other ventures to explore as well. Over in Spain, various tech firms and banks have launched Alastria. This non-profit blockchain consortium wants to serve as a national tokenization platform and focus on digital ID. Every country Continue reading Spanish Banks and Technology Firms Launch the Alastria Blockchain Consortium

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21:00

Bank Consortium to Launch Joint Venture for Blockchain Trade Platform "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A group of banks, now including Santander, is planning to create a business venture in Ireland for its in-development blockchain commerce platform.

21:00

Institutions of Learning Are Becoming Mental Illness Institutions "IndyWatch Feed Health"

NOTE: American parents don't seem to realize that they are being blamed for their kids mental health issues. Schools have gone from institutions of elementary and secondary learning to... institutions. And soon, as this trend continues unabated by a realistic...

20:55

Daily Bible Verse "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Luke 12:32-34 (NIV)

20:49

The difference between male and female tourists "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Two photos, two very different attempts to take a picture of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Two more that illustrate the difference between genders.

Hats off to all of those people involved for not going with the bog standard and unimaginative leaning against the Leaning Tower option.

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20:43

Die Welt aus der Perspektive eines selbstfahrenden Autos sehen "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Wie sieht die Stadt aus der Sicht eines selbst fahrenden Autos aus? Ein spezielles Fahrzeug soll Menschen in die Perspektive von autonomen Fahrzeugen versetzen. Das Thema autonomes Fahren und selbst fahrende Fahrzeuge werden ziemlich sicher die urbane Mobilitt der Zukunft mageblich mitbestimmen. Bereits jetzt fahren die ersten autonom fahrenden Autos  unter derzeit noch menschlicher Kontrolle durch die Stadt, um sich in der Praxis zu beweisen und Paketzusteller und Lieferdienste testen den Einsatz von autonomen Zustell-Fahrzeugen. Aber wie sieht die Welt aus der Perspektive eines sich automatisch durch die Stadt navigierenden Autos eigentlich aus? Mit einem experimentellen Projekt mit dem Namen Who wants to be a self driving car haben junge Stipendiaten des Stuttgarter moovel labs ein spezielles Fahrzeug gebaut, das Menschen in die Perspektive von autonomen Fahrzeugen versetzen soll. Dafr werden unterschiedliche Informationen, die ein selbst fahrendes Auto fr die Navigation durch die Stadt mit Hilfe von Sensoren sammelt, in einer VR.Brille visualisiert. Mit Hilfe der Informationen navigiert der Fahrer dann das Fahrzeug durch die Stadt. Who Wants to be a Self-driving Car? is a data trust exercise that uses augmented reality (AR) and sensors to help people enter the discussion about self-driving cars, the layers of technology in them and their implications. We built an unconventional driving machine that lets people use ...

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20:35

I was too Afraid to Write Me TooI Offer this Instead. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Two words wont heal this overnight, but its shifting, thanks to you. My hope is that I never see my young daughters write, me too.

20:30

PR: Secure Identity Ledger Corporation Goes Direct to Consumer with Initial Coin Offering: New Blockchain Platform to Put Consumers in Control of Their Online Identities "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Security Identity Ledger

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release.

FALLS CHURCH, Va., /PRNewswire/ Secure Identity Ledger Corporation (SILC) , the first digital identity platform for every person, business and machine, announced the opening of its Initial Coin Offering (ICO). The ICO is currently ongoing.
Unlike other ICOs this year, SILC did not offer its tokens to institutional investors in advance in what is called a pre-sale; instead, it is targeting consumers and, in particular, millennials, who the company says will be the most affected by identity fraud.

A limited supply of tokens are available to purchase during the ICO, with more being released with each product and application launch from SILC. To purchase tokens in this ICO, please click the Buy Now button on the SILC homepage: http://www.secureidentityledger.com

To download the white paper, please visit: http://www.secureidentityledger.com/whitepaper

Our mission is being seeded with this ICO but is much bigger and not all monetary. We aim to put users back in control of their online lives, said Danny Lee, co-founder, SILC. We created our own blockchain because we wanted to establish the rules, take advantage of core elements of blockchain architecture, create trust and establish a framework for a new data-drive business model.

SILC provides the first-ever turnkey digital ID system for consumers, including registration, authentication, verification and personal monitoring. The platform will provide individuals with a unique digital token that enables them to prove their identity to third parties. And unlike other Blockchain solutions that operate on a Proof-of-Stake or Proof-of-Work basis, SILC operates through a Verified Existence Algorithm in which bot...

20:25

Fiji to Issue 100% Clean Energy Climate Change Bond "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Fiji hopes to raise $US 50 million by selling sovereign climate bonds, to fund its transition to 100% renewable energy. Fiji has announced it will issue a sovereign green bond of US$50 million to raise funds for the Pacific nation to tackle climate change. Fiji hopes to raise US$50 million

20:24

6 highlights from a tiny hedgehogs camping trip is your much needed awwww of the day "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

A tiny Japanese hedgehog called Azuki recently went on a camping trip and shared the photos on Instagram. The great outdoors has never been so tiny. And relentlessly cute.

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20:21

Me Too. Me Too. "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Dont you dare think that because you were hurt in the quiet you should ever stay quiet. Dont you dare think youre alone. Dont you dare think that its your fault. Dont you dare.   And I wont even pretend to know what its like to be a super star, but I do know what its []

20:18

Caesarean Sections Can Cause Microbiome Changes Which Lead To Obesity "IndyWatch Feed Health"

For the first time, researchers have shown that being born by C-section can contribute to obesity.

20:16

Fluoride, voter districts top Buda forum "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Single member districts, fluoridation and management of growth were a handful of topics candidates vying for a pair of Buda city council seats took on in Mondays forum held at City Hall.

The event, held by the Buda Area Chamber of Commerce, featured candidates Jose Montoya and Paul Dagereau, who are vying for the unexpired Place 4 seat, and candidates Remy Fallon and Clark Beach, who seek the Place 5 seat.

Also answering several questions was Evan Ture, who is running unopposed for the Place 6 seat, as well as current city council Place 4 member George Haehn, who is running unopposed for mayor.

Each candidate was asked about the possibility of transitioning to single member districts and their views on water fluoridation, as well as what their first actions would be if elected to the council. They were also asked what their visions of Buda are for the next 20 years.

Fallon, Beach and Montoya were all in favor of single member districts in order to ensure more adequate representation across the city. Daugereau felt Buda was not yet ready for single member districts using the two uncontested races as evidence of his views.

Fallon, Beach and Daugereau agreed that fluoridation was an unnecessary cost to the city, while Montoya remained neutral on the subject.

When asked about future business growth in Buda, as well as incentives offered to incoming businesses, Beach and Daugereau opted for targeted incentives.

Montoya maintained a conservative approach to incentives and Fallon urged more incentives to small, local Buda businesses.

All candidates said if elected they would focus primarily on seeing the 2014 bond projects completed as well as other specific areas of concern. Those extended to roads, the Main Street program and establishing the citys new unified development code.

Early voting for the Buda city council elections begin Oct. 23. Election Day is Nov. 7.

*Original article online at https://haysfreepress.com/2017/10/18/fluoride-voter-districts-top-buda-forum/

20:06

Bitcoin Price Watch; Intrarange And Breakout Strategies In Play "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The bitcoin price dipped overnight and early this morning bottomed out and around $5200 apiece. Against the backdrop of some considerable volatility, weve got to be really careful with our approach at the moment. Things can turn around pretty quickly and, when they do, we dont want to be caught on the wrong end of Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Intrarange And Breakout Strategies In Play

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20:05

My child, the realist "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Past, present and future young George has a no-nonsense plan in place for living the rest of his life with some very realistic goals.

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20:00

Parental advice awarded heritage status "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

'Don't say you weren't warned'Dubious claims by parents are to be preserved for the nation before they disappear completely, the Heritage Minister announced today.

Surely nobody really believes youll catch an airborne virus by leaving the house with wet hair, pointed out the minister, or that masturbating turns you blind, he added in an interview for Mumsnet. But its clear that British parenting myths have been proven to be the first demonstrable memes in any modern language and as such should be protected in law.

Academics supporting the initiative have identified a list of over one hundred unfounded truths espoused to children over the ages, including the implausible belief that potatoes can grow in the narrow gap behind insanitary ears, mothers have an improbably located rear facing set of eyes that can penetrate hair and that the coalition has equal betting odds of performing a useful parliamentary role between now and May versus Hades entering an ice age suddenly. They havent for the last four years, so its unreasonable to expect sudden climate change in the underworld at this late stage, said one leading academic.

The nomination has its critics. Why do they believe the statement that one thousand four hundred and forty are born every day should be included when statistically that is highly probable, given the planetary population of over six billion, and were disappointed that the saying it takes one to know one isnt included. The compilers of the list defend the last point; We think that while it is essentially true none of the critics are one, so how would they know? Anyway, a swan can break your arm.

Onlookers looked very surprised to see the first blue plaques unveiled outside British homes yesterday.  And then the wind changed so their faces stayed that  way.

throngsman

20:00

Global Blockchain Business Council Expands European Foothold "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A blockchain advocacy group launched at last year's World Economic Forum is ramping up efforts to promote dialogue in Europe.

19:38

Newtons 3 laws of motion illustrated in 1 video "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Aside from illustrating Newtons 3 laws of motion, this video also includes Murphys Law anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Heres what Newton says:

1) An object at rest will stay at rest and an object in motion tends stay in motion unless acted on by an outside force.
2) Force equals mass times acceleration.
3) Every action has an equal but opposite reaction.

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19:36

Mark Zuckerberg confirming what people have thought for a long time "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The clues where there, frankly.

Remember this?

Mark Zuckerberg eats toast

Definitely not human.

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19:34

A pharmacist says he has filled Alzheimers prescriptions for members of Congress "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Theyre making the highest laws of the land and they might not even remember what happened yesterday.

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

Erin Mershon at STAT News recently spent some time shadowing the pharmacist who provides prescription drugs to many members of Congress.

Her story, which you can read in full here, includes a relatively alarming passage in which the pharmacist casually mentions that some members apparently have Alzheimers:

Mike Kim, the reserved pharmacist-turned-owner of the pharmacy, said he has gotten used to knowing the most sensitive details about some of the most famous people in Washington.

At first its cool, and then you realize, Im filling some drugs that are for some pretty serious health problems as well. And these are the people that are running the country, Kim said, listing treatments for conditions like diabetes and Alzheimers.

It makes you kind of sit back and say, Wow, theyre making the highest laws of the land and they might not even remember what happened yesterday.

The current Congress is among the oldest in history, and more than half of the senators running for reelection in 2018 will be over 65. The average age in the House of Representatives is 57, and the average age in the Senate is 61.

The pharmacist doesnt appear to have violated any patient privacy laws, which only restrict providing medical information that would identify a specific patient. (If hed said which senator, for example, f...

19:33

How to Prepare for and Survive a Flood "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Detailed steps to take to prepare for a flood, how to protect home, what to do during a flood, stay safe after a flood, and flood emergency kit checklist.

The post How to Prepare for and Survive a Flood appeared first on Primal Survivor.

19:18

Eine U-Bahnfahrt durch Kreuzberg im Jahr 1987 "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Ein wunderbares Zeitdokument aus dem Berlin Ende der 1980er Jahre. Mit der U-Bahn geht es einmal quer durch Kreuzberg. Zu sehen sind neben der Stadt Menschen, U-Bahn-Stationen und Zeitungsschlagzeilen am Kiosk vor 30 Jahren. Aufgenommen wurde die Fahrt mit der U-Bahn am 3. Februar 1987 und geht vom Kottbusser Tor bis zum Schlesischen Tor. Verffentlicht hat das Video der Youtube Nutzer M.A. Custin, auf dessen Kanal noch mehr lohnenswerte Zeitdokumente zu finden sind. Gesehen bei Blogrebellen

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19:00

What Comes After the Crypto Bubble? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Blockchains future is bright, just maybe a little less glamorous without the get-rich-quick investment aspect, writes Joe Pindar of Gemalto.

19:00

Watch The Idea, the First Animated Film to Grapple with Big, Philosophical Ideas (1932) "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

A vague sense of disquiet settled over Europe in the period between World War I and World War II. As the slow burn of militant ultranationalism mingled with jingoist populism, authoritarian leaders and fascist factions found mounting support among a citizenry hungry for certainty. Europes growing trepidation fostered some of the 20th centurys most striking painterly, literary, and cinematic depictions of the totalitarianism that would soon follow. It was almost inevitable that this period would see the birth of the first deeply philosophical animated film, known as The Idea.

The Idea first emerged as a wordless novel in 1920, drawn by Frans Masereel. Masereel, a close friend of Dadaist and New Objectivist artist George Grosz, had created a stark, black-and-white story about the indomitable nature of ideas. Employing thick, aggressive lines obtained through woodcut printing, Masereel depicted a conservative political orders fight against the birth of a new idea, which eventually flourished in spite of the establishments relentless attempts to suppress it.




Above, you can watch what film historian William Moritz has called "the first animated film created as an artwork with serious, even tragic, social and ph...

19:00

Will SegWit2x Hard Fork Run as Planned in November? Impact on Bitcoin Price "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Earlier this week, the Brazilian and Argentinian Bitcoin communities expressed their concerns over the SegWit2x hard fork in November, firmly opposing the proposal. The decline in support for SegWit2x hard fork in November could lead to a mid-term surge in the BItcoin price. Bitcoin Communities in South Korea, Brazil, and Argentina Reject SegWit2x In a Continue reading Will SegWit2x Hard Fork Run as Planned in November? Impact on Bitcoin Price

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19:00

i ate some tomatoes "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

Today on Toothpaste For Dinner: i ate some tomatoes


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18:57

Moving Science, Meeting Needs, and Making Money With Zenome "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Genetic data has immense value for scientists and researchers, and Zenome is using Blockchain technology to make it possible to monetize that while still keeping it private and anonymous.

18:53

Coverage: Martin Whatson Revive Solo Show @ RexRomae Los Angeles "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

A few days ago, our friend Martin Whatson launched his biggest solo exhibition to date with RexRomae Gallery on the sunny streets of Los Angeles. The show entitled REVIVE was curated by Rom Levy and located in a large and beautiful pop up space in Santa Monica.

The exhibition marked a new phase in the artists creative direction. Found objects are reworked and repurposed to draw into question the individual status and collective value assigned to raw materials.

In a jam packed venue, the attendees were in for a real treat with several of Martins iconic images on display such as Behind The Curtain or Zero Tolerance. Additionally, several hand-painted Bronze sculptures, ancient pottery and installations were also on display.

Take a look at more images by Birdman after the break and keep checking back with us for the latest galleries and street art updates from around the world.

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18:30

Making lightwallet libraries open-sourced to the market. Guarda wallet fills in the market gap "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A new wallet was introduced by the team of Guarda. It provides a secure way to store ether assets and keep the funds safe. The team announced the support of Ethereum and Ethereum Classic and mainly focused on developing the wallet security: the users private key is kept secure and stored in the Android data Continue reading Making lightwallet libraries open-sourced to the market. Guarda wallet fills in the market gap

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18:30

Dutch Bank Flustered Over the Amount of Electricity Bitcoin Consumes "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Dutch bank ING is flustered over the fact bitcoin consumes so much energy. Recently, the bank released a report saying bitcoin transactions consume as much electricity as a house does in a month. They seem to believe this is problematic, since traditional electronic payment methods do not use near as much energy, according to the bank. They went on to say fiat cash will still be how people get paid and pay taxes. 

Also read: Bitmex Exchange and Samourai Wallet Details Plans on How to Handle Upcoming Forks

How Much Energy Bitcoin Consumes

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18:30

Kiks Big Bet On The Ad-Free, Cryptocurrency-Funded Future Of Chat "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Kik raised $100 million in its ICO, and now it just has to convince you to start making cool stuff.

By the numbers, the messaging app Kik looks like a runaway success: 15 million monthly active users, and $200 million in venture funding at a valuation that puts it in the unicorn club. And yet all those numbers pale in comparison to Facebook Messengers 1 billion users, or even WeChats 938 million.

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MONERO STUCK IS CONSOLIDATION AS IOT BREAKS AND STAYS ABOVE MAIN RESISTANCE TREND LINE "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

General Notes IOT continues to extend gains against the USD Monero is consolidating within a tight $20 range LSK trending higher with $5 acting as support DASH weakness continues and should be worse if price breaks below $275 NEO soared above $31 resistance zone signaling bull pressure.   NEOUSD TECHNICAL ANALYSIS There was a clear Continue reading MONERO STUCK IS CONSOLIDATION AS IOT BREAKS AND STAYS ABOVE MAIN RESISTANCE TREND LINE

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Steven Seagal demonstrates Harmonizing with the Opposition (and why the h is this being posted here?) "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

[Kp note: no need to view the entire video, of course. I believe he talked about the harmonizing about half way in.]

I never follow this type of thing (anything martial artsy), but I saw this early morning and because Ive been processing several 3D type deals that Ive been somewhat struggling with, this showed up as one of the messages (clues) that were mine to see.

What connected with me was he spoke about harmonizing with the opponent (I would call
it, partner in contrast). Not punching, not bashing, not confronting, not calling it names, not viewing it as the enemy.

Many times we are moving through planetary matrices which, if we attribute them as evil or dark or something to be feared, thats what they become. Yet if we view them as simply partner in contrast, it can be something that we can harmonize with, sort of, in the matrix dance as we dance our way (instead of fight our way) out of the matrix.

Thanks to PAB for...

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