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Saturday, 16 December

01:47

GMO Internet to Pay 4,000 Employees Using Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A Japanese company has taken the bold step of opting to pay their employees using Bitcoin. GMO Internet is a firm dealing in web-related matters. These include finance, advertising, and internet infrastructure. In an effort to get more familiar with cryptocurrency, theyre trialling its use as a payment method in a professional setting.

Employees at GMO Internet can opt to have up to 100,000 yen of their salary paid in Bitcoin every month. This is equivalent to around $900. The rest of their rate will be topped up with traditional currency. Its also not compulsory, and workers at GMO Internet can still elect to be paid their entire paycheck in yen.

Harumi Ishii , a spokesperson for GMO internet told the UKs The Guardian newspaper:

Employees can receive salaries by Bitcoin if they want to We hope to improve our own literacy of virtual currency by actually using it.

Ishii estimated that around 4,000 workers at GMO Internet would be entitled to receive Bitcoin payments. RT News report that employees would even receive a bonus for receiving cryptocurrency. Workers can expect an additional 10% on top of their usual payment.

Outside of a few jobs in the fintech industry, this represents one of the first examples of a large company offering to pay all their employees in cryptocurrency. Back in 2014, a Canadian startup called WagePoint offered a service in which they offered clients the option to pay their employees using cryptocurrency. At the time, they estimated that they paid around $75,000 annually in Bitcoin. This is minuscule compare to the maximum $3.6 million a month which GMO Internet would pay out should every one of their employees opt for crypto payments. However, judging by the WagePoints website, the service has since been discontinued.

It wont be the first dealings the GMO Internet have had with Bitcoin. They started a trading and exchange business back in May of this year. They are also planning on launching their own mining farm next month. Therefore, it makes perfect economic sense for them to pay their staff using the currency which they have obtained for much less than the market rate thanks to their mining operation. Rather than go through the effort of exchanging their freshly mined BTC for yen and then sending that out to employees, they can pay them directly...

01:43

What are your favorite movies? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

What are your favorite movies?

Please keep it clean :)

01:42

Market Red Flag: Stocks May Be About To Tank: If Theres One Thing That You Need To Pay Attention To Its This "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Stock and bond markets may be teetering on the edge of a widespread crash following a stellar year that has seen all-time highs across just about every major asset class. Earlier today Zero Hedge reported that Bloomberg market commentator Mark Cudmore says markets could be in for a violent downside break in the weeks ahead.

Its a sentiment also shared by Traders Choice analyst Greg Mannarino, who up until this point has been generally bullish on short-term market movements. On Thursday, however, Mannarino reports that bond buying, which has been used to prop up stocks through massive cash injections in recent weeks and months, failed to keep stocks from falling.

This, says Mannarino, is a major red flag that could signal a reversal going forward:

If theres one thing that you need to pay attention to its this savage bond buying occurred today in an attempt to re-prop up the stock market and it didnt work

Theyre trying to play a game here and its been working time and time again

Without fail every single time except for today that has worked.

I am not sounding the alarm saying this is it this is the market crash. What I am saying is that you need to exercise caution right here theres a divergence going on and when you see divergences like this your eyes should open up maybe its time to pull profits maybe its time to hedge positions

If we continue to see this action the one thing we need to watch for is a simultaneous sell-off which will occur in the bond market and the stock market at the same time when these things start to fall in tandem get out of the market

They are buying bonds here at a feverish pace and it failed to prop up stocks that to me is a red flag.

Earlier this year Brandon Smith of...

01:39

The strange tale of the unauthorized albums of the Beatles Christmas recordings "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

The Beatles
 
In the early 1980s, two albums of rare Beatles recordings were released with little fanfare. Consisting of the Christmas messages the Fab Four distributed to their fan club in the 1960s, these LPs werent authorized by the Beatles, and it appears the reasons they were put...

01:33

Thymoquinone may prove lead molecule for the treatment of gastric cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Biosci. 2017 Dec ;42(4):547-554. PMID: 29229873 Abstract Title:  Thymoquinone induces cytotoxicity and reprogramming of EMT in gastric cancer cells by targeting PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway. Abstract:  Gastric cancer is one of the lethal causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. The incidence and mortality rates of this disease is comparatively higher in China. In the current study, we evaluated the anticancer effects of Thymoquinone (TQ) against gastric cancer cells (MGC80-3 and SGC-7901) and normal noncancerous GES-1 cells and attempted to investigate the underlying mechanism. Our results indicated that TQ exhibited significant growth inhibitory effects on gastric cancer cells (MGC80-3 and SGC-7901). However, lower cytotoxicity was observed against normal GES-1 cells. Moreover, TQ could inhibit the colony formation potential of MGC80-3 and SGC-7901 cells in a dose-dependent manner. TQ also inhibited cell migration ability of the gastric cancer cells and down-regulated the expression of the mesenchymal genes such as N-cadherin, Vimentin, and TWIST. However, the epithelial markers such as E-cadherin and cytokeratin-19 were distinctly up-regulated in TQ-treated gastric cancer cells. Since PI3K/Akt/ mTOR plays an important role in progression and tumorigenesis, we also investigated the effect of TQ on PI3K/Akt/mTOR signalling pathway in gastric cancer cells. It was observed that TQ down-regulated the expression of some of the key proteins of this pathway. Taken together, we conclude that TQ may prove lead molecule for the treatment of gastric cancer.

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01:30

FBI Edits To Clinton Exoneration Go Far Beyond What Was Previously Known; Comey, McCabe, Strzok Implicated "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

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James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has discovered that edits made to former FBI Director James Comeys statement exonerating Hillary Clinton for transmitting classified info over an unsecured, private email server went far beyond what was previously known, as detailed in a Thursday letter from committee chairman Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) to FBI Director Christopher Wray.

The letter reveals specific edits made by senior FBI agents when Deputy Director Andrew McCabe exchanged drafts of Comeys statement with senior FBI officials, including Peter Strzok, Strzoks direct supervisor, E.W. Bill Priestap, Jonathan Moffa, and an unnamed employee from the Office of General Counsel (identified by Newsweek as DOJ Deputy General Counsel Trisha Anderson)  in what was a coordinated conspiracy among top FBI brass to decriminalize Clintons conduct by changing legal terms and phrases, omitting key information, and minimizing the role of the Intelligence Community in the email investigation. Doing so virtually assured that then-candidate Hillary Clinton would not be prosecuted.

Heather Samuelson and Heather Mills

Also mentioned in the letter are the immunity agreements granted by the FBI in June 2016 to top Obama advisor Cheryl Mills and aide Heather Samuelson who helped decide which Clinton emails were destroyed before turning over the remaining 30,000 records to the State Department. Of note, the FBI agreed to destroy evidence on devices owned by Mills and Samuelson which were turned over in the inv...

01:20

Fire Starters- flint and steel "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

I have a few different flint and steel fire starters. Not all are good in my opinion.

This is my favorite. It sparks almost every time and has the wood handle so I can scrape some wood off to help start a fire plus it has the magnesium to help ignite things.

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This is a good flint and steel. Basic and dependable. Sparks easy, cheap no complaints. Fits in a pocket easily. Has the metal chain that you can clip onto the outside of your bag....

Fire Starters- flint and steel

01:16

DASH and Litecoin Analysis December 18, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

DASH/USD

DASH continues to be very volatile, bouncing between the $800 level on the bottom, and the $1000 level on the top. This type of volatility continues to be an issue, but I think eventually we will break out and clear the $1000 level. In the meantime, buying the dips on short-term charts continues to be the best way to play this market.

 

LTC/USD

Litecoin continues to be very bullish, initially testing the $250 level underneath. We bounced from there, and have now formed a bit of a hammer, and that of course is a bullish sign. I think we will eventually clear this region, but right now its likely to see consolidate of action around the $300 level, until traders are comfortable enough to continue to buy.

Thanks for watching, Ill be back tomorrow.

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01:14

Repeated administration of Nigella sativa oil may exert memory enhancing effects against restrained stress. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Pak J Pharm Sci. 2017 Sep ;30(5(Supplementary)):2039-2046. PMID: 29105641 Abstract Title:  Enhancement of memory function by antioxidant potential of Nigella sativa L. oil in restrained rats. Abstract:  Stress is a vulnerable state to cellular homeostasis which leads to oxidative damage via free radical generation. The acute stress induces alteration in antioxidant enzyme activities to an extent which produce oxidative stress and causes certain pathological conditions. The use of Nigella sativa L. oil (NSO) in folk medicine has increased throughout the world for the prevention or treatment of various ailments because of potent antioxidant properties. In the present study, potential therapeutic effects of NSO on memory in both unrestrained and 2h restrained rats were observed. Shortterm memory (STM) and long-term memory (LTM) were assessed by elevated plus maze (EPM) and Morris water maze (MWM) respectively. The present study also demonstrated the effect of NSO on lipid peroxidation (LPO) and activities of antioxidant enzymes (superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione peroxidase) along with the activity of acetyl cholinesterase (AChE). The results obtained from the present study showed that 2h restraint stress significantly enhanced both short-term memory (p

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01:09

Ethereum Analysis December 18, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

ETH/USD

Ethereum initially fell during the trading session on Friday, testing the vital $600 level. We have rallied significantly since then, so it looks as if this market is going to continue to be a buy on the dips situation. I believe that eventually we will go looking towards the $700 level, and that of course the $800 level after that. A breakdown below $600 could send this market down to $500.

 

ETH/BTC

Ethereum broke down against Bitcoin, and now that we are below the 0.04 level, and of course Bitcoin is rallying significantly, I believe that this market will continue the downward trajectory, perhaps reaching as low as the 0.025 level underneath.

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01:02

Bitcoin Analysis December 18, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

BTC/USD

Bitcoin has rallied significantly during the trading session on Friday, breaking above the top of an ascending triangle. By measuring the move, we get a potential rally to the $23,000 level, but expect short-term pullbacks occasionally. It looks as if the bullish pressure continues, as momentum has picked back up to the upside.

 

BTC/JPY

Bitcoin has rallied against the Japanese yen as well, although and not as clear of a pattern as against the US dollar. This being the case, looks as if we are going to reach towards the 2.2 million level again, which makes sense considering the 40% of Bitcoin trading comes out of Japan, and through the retail sector. Buying on the dips continues to be the best way to play against the yen.

Thanks for watching, Ill be back tomorrow.

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01:01

Abductee Defies SIXTEEN Lie Detector Tests, Proving His Story TRUE (video) "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Humans Are FreeTravis Walton the man involved in one of the most infamous alien abduction cases EVER has hit out at sceptics and non-believers saying 16 separate lie detector tests, which were taken by himself and witnesses to the unexplained strange 1975 incident prove a 100% that his story is TRUE!
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01:00

More Twists In The Story of TechShop: 2.0 Agreement Cancelled "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

The ongoing saga that is TechShop continues to face twists and turns as the Memorandum of Understanding is cancelled.

Read more on MAKE

The post More Twists In The Story of TechShop: 2.0 Agreement Cancelled appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

01:00

Corporate Blockchain Brain Drain Is About More Than Money "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The next-generation of financial technologists will want more from corporations and businesses, argues ex-CME digitization lead Sandra Ro.

01:00

US ISIS Supporter Caught Sending $150k In Laundered Crypto To Syria "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Long Island woman arrested attempting to send $150,000 in cryptocurrency to ISIS. She was charged with bank fraud and multiple counts of money laundering.

00:57

Thymoquinone augments cisplatin-induced apoptosis on esophageal carcinoma. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Dec 2. Epub 2017 Dec 2. PMID: 29197940 Abstract Title:  Thymoquinone Augments Cisplatin-Induced Apoptosis on Esophageal Carcinoma Through Mitigating the Activation of JAK2/STAT3 Pathway. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Thymoquinone (TQ) is the major constituent of Nigella sativa seed and has shown biological activity in various human carcinomas. However, few studies have reported its effect on esophageal carcinoma (EC).AIMS: To explore the chemosensitive effect and mechanism of TQ in augmentation of cisplatin (DDP)-induced apoptosis of EC, both in vitro and in vivo.METHODS: The viability and apoptosis of esophageal carcinoma cells were detected by the Cell Counting Kit-8 assay, flow cytometry, and Hoechst 33258 staining. The expression levels of JAK2, p-JAK2, STAT3, p-STAT3, Bax, Bcl-2, Cyclin D1, Survivin, and caspase-3, 7, 9 were evaluated by western blot analysis. The histological changes were examined by TUNEL technique and immunohistochemical analysis.RESULTS: TQ enhanced the proapoptotic effect of DDP in human esophageal carcinoma cell line Eca-109, while blocking the activation of JAK2/STAT3 signaling pathway. The apoptosis of esophageal carcinoma cells was induced via blocking the activation of JAK2/STAT3 by using a molecular inhibitor (WP1066). Consistent with the in vivo and in vitro results, TQ increased cellular apoptosis and enriched the chemosensitivity of DDP.CONCLUSIONS: TQ along with DDP may regulate the progression of EC and has potential to be a chemotherapeutic agent in EC.

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00:50

Quiet Company and a Crackling Fire in an Artist-Made Yule Log Video "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Lauren LoGuidice as the cast of Yule Log With Friends (all images courtesy the artist)

Performer Lauren LoGuidice first became interested in the Yule log phenomenon while she was working from home as a freelancer.

I was home, alone, on my computer for eight hours a day, she said, in an email interview with Hyperallergic. I felt so completely isolated. It was winter and the darkness made it worse. I scrolled through YouTube for something to beam on my TV and I saw a Yule log video. It was the traditional fireplace video, so I got bored quickly and moved onto the more festive ones with a full holiday display. Contrary to what I originally thought possible, these videos brought a cozy warmth to my home.

This year, LoGuidice decided to take her interest in Yule log videos to new heights, creating Yule Log With Friends: a 2.5-hour video featuring a rotating cast of characters all played by the artist who offer their companionship to viewers, right alongside the cheerfully crackling fire. Intrigued by the notion of Yule log as a genre, I conducted an email interview with the artist about this work, which is available for viewing online, and will additionally be shown at High 5 Gallery in Philadelphia on January 5.

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Cocktail time and dodge family phone calls with Carmella Ravolli

Sarah Rose Sharp: How would you characterize your practice overall? Do you see yourself as an actor, performance artist, or? 

La...

00:50

Chilling images of Hitler celebrating Christmas & decorations inspired by the Nazis "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


Christmas ornaments produced in Germany during the rise and rule of Adolf Hitler.
 
In the 1930s as Hitler and his Nazis were coming to power in Germany, they began a war on Christmas, a quest to dismantle age-old Christmas traditions and replace them with Nordic/pagan practices and folklore. The Nazis...

00:48

Video: EMPs And Our Unprotected Grid "IndyWatch Feed Health"

EMP VIDEO A natural disaster could knock you off the grid for a time and make it difficult to keep your family healthy. Imagine, then, what the effect of an electromagnetic pulse event, especially one perpetrated by one of the worlds rogue nations, on the health of the entire continent. In his latest video (a companion to a recent article) Joe Alton MD discusses the risks of EMPs caused by a low-yield nuclear weapon detonated in the atmosphere. Once thought

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00:45

Oral administration of Nigella sativa oil and thymoquinone attenuates long term cisplatin treatment induced toxicity. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Dec 6. Epub 2017 Dec 6. PMID: 29223554 Abstract Title:  Oral administration of Nigella sativa oil and thymoquinone attenuates long term cisplatin treatment induced toxicity and oxidative damage in rat kidney. Abstract:  Cisplatin (CP) is an effective anti-cancer drug which causes remarkable toxicity to the kidney, particularly to proximal tubules, by generating reactive oxygen species. Nigella sativa (NS), commonly known as"black cumin"reduces the progression of various kidney disorders. Thymoquinone (TQ), the major bioactive constituent of NS seeds, has been credited for various pharmacological effects of NS. Since, a typical clinical CP dosing regimen involves CP administration in multiple cycles over a long time duration, hence the present study aimed to evaluate the renoprotective efficacy of NS oil and TQ against multiple dose CP treatment induced deleterious biochemical and histological alterations in rat kidney. Adult male Wistar rats were divided into six groups viz. control, CP, CPNSO, CPTQ, NSO and TQ. Animals in CPNSO and CPTQ groups were pre-administered NSO (2ml/kg bwt, orally) and TQ (1.5mg/kg bwt, orally) respectively for 14 days and were then treated with CP (3mg/kg bwt, i.p), every fourth day for 20 days while still receiving NSO/TQ. NSO and TQ administration, prior to and along with CP treatment, attenuated CP induced renal functional impairment as evident by significantly restored serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen levels. CP treatment alone led to significant decline in the specific activities of brush border membrane (BBM) marker enzymes viz. ALP (-46.64%), GGTase (-50.24%) and LAP (-42.15%), while NSO or TQ administration to CP treated rats significantly prevented the decline in the activities of these enzymes in isolated BBM vesicles (BBMVs) as well as in the homogenates of renal cortex and medulla. Furthermore, both NSO and TQ administration also mitigated the CP induced perturbations in renal metabolic and redox status. Histological studies supported these biochemical results showing significant attenuation of CP induced kidney damage in CPNSO and CPTQ cotreated groups. Thus, NSO and TQ have excellent scope for use as functional food or combinatorial nutraceuticals in CP chemotherapy to ameliorate the accompanying nephropathy in long term cancer chemotherapy.

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00:41

Prospering Outdoors and the discount! "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Prospering Outdoors and the discount!

Prospering Outdoors
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This week on The GMA, we are going to interview the owner/operator of Prospering Outdoors, Diane. We want to find out more about why she started Prospering Outdoors, what they carry in stock, what the mission focus is, and what they have planned for the future of Prospering Outdoors. Also listen to this show to get your one time special code for some great discounts on what you want or need.

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00:35

Philippines Accuses Vaccine Maker Of Mental Dishonesty "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The vaccine maker warned health officials in the Philippines that their Dengvaxia shot might cause health issues, which prompted the country to remove the vaccines from their shelves. But this wasnt until after over 700,000 school...

The post Philippines Accuses Vaccine Maker Of Mental Dishonesty appeared first on Vaxxter.

00:31

In vitro antibacterial activity of pomegranate juice and peel extracts on cariogenic bacteria. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biomed Res Int. 2017 ;2017:2152749. Epub 2017 Oct 25. PMID: 29209624 Abstract Title:  In Vitro Antibacterial Activity of Pomegranate Juice and Peel Extracts on Cariogenic Bacteria. Abstract:  Aim: To evaluate the antimicrobial activity of hydroalcoholic extracts of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) peel and juice, against the microorganisms considered the main etiologic agents of dental caries.Methods: The values of the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and the minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) were determined against Streptococcus mutans Clarke ATCC 25175 strain and Rothia dentocariosa clinical isolate.Results: Peel extracts inhibit effectively the growth and survival of S. mutans ATCC 25175 strain and R. dentocariosa clinical isolate with MIC and MBC values of 10g/l and 15g/l, respectively. Furthermore, the pomegranate juice extract showed high inhibitory activity against S. mutans ATCC 25175 strain with a MIC value of 25g/l and a MBC value of 40g/l, whereas, against R. dentocariosa, it has displayed a moderate inhibitory activity, with MIC and MBC values of 20g/l and 140g/l, respectively.Conclusions: In vitro microbiological tests demonstrate that the hydroalcoholic extracts of pomegranate juice and peel are able to contrast the main cariogenic bacteria involved in tooth decay. Although being preliminary data, our results suggest that pomegranate polyphenolic compounds could represent a good adjuvant for the prevention and treatment of dental caries.

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00:30

Hardcore-Punk Jews Tear Through Hanukkah Celebration in 3 Nights "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

NEW YORK The Rabinowitzes, a family of New York hardcore Jews, have already finished their Hanukkah celebration this year, tearing through the entire process in only three nights, sources close to the family confirmed.

A lot of garbage mainstream pop-Jews will tell you that Hanukkah is supposed to be eight nights long, said 22-year-old Max Rabinowitz, sporting a tattoo on his right bicep with the anarchy circle inside of the Star of David. But we light our menorah so goddamn fast and loud, we rip through the whole holiday in three days. We do two candles a night for three nights, and then just end it there with six, because fuck the last two.

Hanukkah, a holiday that traditionally lasts eight nights, is the celebration of a group of persecuted Jews who had only enough oil to light the menorah of the Holy Temple for one night, but instead had eight nights of light, thanks to a miracle. According to the hardcore-punk Jewish community in New York City, however, most of the tradition is gutter trash poseur shit that needs to be destroyed.

Punk Hanukkah is just like your average punk song. You do things your own way and say, Fuck the rules. So we do the holiday however we want, Irving Rabinowitz, Maxs older brother, confirmed. Shit, sometimes we dont even use a shamash candle.

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Sharon Rabinowitz, the matriarch of the Rabinowitz family, explained that coming from a hardcore punk background has shaped all aspects of her familys life, including religion even if punk is not seen as classic hardcore within Judaism.

We might be hardcore Jews, but were not orthodox or anything were conservative. So we prioritize doing Jewish things as hardcore punks, rather than hardcore Jews, she explained while spinning a Minor Threat-themed dreidel. For example, our son had a laid-back, conservative Bar Mitzvah during his service, but there was a massive fucking circle pit for the Horah. We tore that shit up. Temple Beth BNai Chayeinu hasnt been the same since.

Plus, were straightedge, so we al...

00:28

Love You So Bad: New video from Iggy Pop-endorsed singer Ezra Furman "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


 
Praise from Caesar is praise indeed, and when a lesser-known artist earns the enthusiastic endorsement of a hero, its validating to the core, whether it greases any real-world wheels or not. Singer-songwriter Ezra Furman has been making marvelous pop albums that teeter between eccentricity and classicism...

00:26

Philippines Vaccine Whistleblower Says Congress Badgered Her "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The fallout from the nationwide dengue vaccine ban in the Philippines continues to worsen. Former Department of Health (DOH) chief Paulyn Ubial said lawmakers pressed her to continue the dengue vaccination program, which she had...

The post Philippines Vaccine Whistleblower Says Congress Badgered Her appeared first on Vaxxter.

00:22

SpaceX cargo mission to space station set for launch "IndyWatch Feed Health"

SpaceX appears set to launch its 13th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for NASA on Friday after scuttling several earlier attempts this month. Meteorologists are predicting a 90 percent chance of favourable weather for liftoff of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon spacecraft, NASA said.

The launch will take place from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Carrying about 4,800 pounds of cargo including critical science and research equipment, the Dragon spacecraft will spend a month attached to the space station.

The mission will carry investigation that could help lower the risk to human life and critical hardware by orbital debris, NASA said. It will also carry crew supplies, equipment and other scientific research to crew members living and working aboard the station. One such investigation will attempt to pull fiber optic wire from ZBLAN, a heavy metal fluoride glass commonly used to make fiber optic glass.

*Original article online at http://www.bgr.in/news/spacex-cargo-mission-to-space-station-set-for-launch/

Note from FAN:

ZBLAN according to Wikipedia: Heavy metal fluoride glasses were accidentally discovered in 1975 by Poulain and Lucas at the University of Rennes in France,[1] including a family of glasses ZBLAN with a composition ZrF4BaF2LaF3AlF3NaF.

ZBLAN has a broad optical transmission window extending from 0.3 micrometers in the UV to 7 micrometers in the infrared, low refractive index (1.50), a relatively low glass transition temperature (Tg) of 260 C, low dispersion and a low and negative dn/dT (temperature dependence of refractive index).[2]

ZBLAN glass is the most stable fluoride glass known and is most commonly used to make optical fiber. Recent[when?...

00:21

The Internet wants Reeses to do something about net neutrality murderer Ajit Pai "IndyWatch Feed Arts"



 
Ajit Pai, who is on the fast track to becoming this seasons Martin Shkreli, has gotten major press the past few days as the FCC Chairman blamed for murdering net neutrality. In most of the press photos, Pai is pictured drinking from a ridiculous novelty mug, as large as his head,...

00:18

sewing: double gauze falling flakes stockings "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

This post is written by Ajaire of Call Ajaire.

Ive long been a fan of the Imagine Gnats Falling Flakes Stocking pattern, so Ive been super excited to share these two double gauze falling flakes stockings I made last week with you. Bonus: all of the fabric can be found in the shop and they are simple to put together, so theres still plenty of time to make one (or two) before Christmas.

The stocking pattern includes cutting seven angled strips which are quilted to a piece of batting as you add each one. The angle of the strips alternates to add some visual interest. To add a little more holiday magic, I used metallic gold thread for all of the quilting.

Double gauze in seven colors of green and red was my plan for these stockings, and Im thrilled with the results. I made two separate front panels; one which had the green fabric start at the top, and the other began with the reds. Its lovely how they complement each other, yet are easily distinguishable.

I followed the tutorial exactly as written and had no problems at all. The yardage for one stocking is listed at 1/2 yard of each of the exterior fabrics, but other than the exterior backs I was able to cut out enough for both stockings using the 1/2 yard or less cuts I was sent. So if youre planning to make one, then you might as well make two while youre at it!

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00:18

Sew a Simple Drawstring Gift Bag "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Christmas is drawing ever closer, but were still selling loads of festive fabric which means lots of you out there must still be making and sewing gifts. With that in mind this week we are sharing with you a tutorial for a lovely drawstring  gift bag that makes a fabulous (and recyclable) alternative to wrapping []

00:17

HUMOR - And In Other News - J.K. Rowling: God Is a Black Woman "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

J.K. Rowling: God Is a Black Woman




00:00

This is about saving kids lives: Authors update pivotal car seat safety results "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A BMJ journal has published an updated analysis of a 2007 paper that shaped current car seat safety recommendations, which reports less conclusive findings about the safest way to install the seat. The updated analysis follows an expression of concern the journal Injury Prevention added to the paper in June 2017, after the authors and []

The post This is about saving kids lives: Authors update pivotal car seat safety results appeared first on Retraction Watch.

00:00

Carrie Fishers Performance in The Last Jedi Is a Victory for Dead People Everywhere "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Hollywood has made some pretty progressive strides in the last few years. The wage gap between actors and actresses is shrinking, and with films like Moonlight taking home the Oscar, it would appear to be a golden age of fairness and equality in tinsel town. But in the battle for representation on the silver screen, one group remains tragically underrepresented: the deceased.

Name your favorite movie. I can almost guarantee you that film was made entirely by living persons. Producers, writers, directors, actors, you name it. Too often, we see artists suddenly blackballed from Hollywood just for dying.

Its almost 2018. Its long past time we put an end to this culture of living supremacy.

Thats why Carrie Fishers performance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi is so important for this day and age. Finally, audiences will see a strong, confident dead person, a woman no less, in a starring role.

The dead have gone tragically underrepresented in Hollywood for decades, and most of the representations we do have are wildly problematic. Take Paul Walker, for instance. His final appearance in Furious 7 involved his character literally driving a car off into the sunset. Stereotype, much?

Related: Aarrragghuuhw Huurh: A Touching Farewell by Guest Contributor Chewbacca

 
And if that isnt bad enough, dead characters (zombies, vampires, etc.) are usually depicted by living actors, who have no idea what its like to be a dead person in America. No wonder the performances are so shallow.

The living have erased the dead through media for too long. Enough is enough.

We can only hope that this triumphant performance from Carrie Fisher will usher in a lasting change to the film and television industry, and that this role wont be just another flash in the pan for the dead. Time and time again, dead actors have appeared in brilliant films, only to see their careers dry up shortly afterward. It took more than a decade for Carries co-star Peter Cushing to find another role after his death in 1994. Never again.

And dont even get me started on award shows.

Sure, Heath Ledger won an Academy Award for his performance in The Dark Knight, but what about Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, huh? Wheres the Oscar for Robin Williams in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb? Are we really OK with denying legendary actors the Academy Award just because they happen to be dead and just because their final performances happened to be in movies that were medioc...

00:00

Fall From Grace: Inside Chewbaccas Son Lumpys Tragic Exit From the Star Wars Franchise "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

There is a great disturbance in the force: the disturbance of a healthy childhood.

While the release of The Last Jedi is sure to bring joy to millions of fans worldwide, to one little Padawan it serves as nothing but a reminder of just how far down rock bottom can be. Since making his debut in the CBS-produced Star Wars Holiday Special Lumpawarrump of Kashyyk, Lumpy has lived a life riddled with career hardships and personal tragedy, his once promising career vanishing faster than a T-70 X-wing hitting hyperspace.

Speaking through an interpreter at his one bedroom apartment in Reseda California, the arboreal mammal detailed his descent into Hollywood hell.

HS: Was it tough growing up in someones shadow?
Lumpy: Chewbacca was a good father, even if he was a little absent for the first two decades of my childhood. It was my mother, Mala, who pushed me into acting. Looking back, I think she just wanted another meal ticket in case Chewbacca left her she was addicted to death sticks and they fought a lot about it. Anyway, I didnt want to disappoint her so I worked hard, nailed my audition, and got the part. I was going to play the roll I was born to play, myself.
HS: The Star Wars Holiday Special has long since faded into obscurity. Were expectations for it high at the time?
Lumpy: Oh absolutely, no one thought it could fail! My mom kept telling me what a big star I was going to be and how important I was. I had an agent feeding me lines about how there was going to be a Lumpy solo movie when he wasnt busy feeding me speed that is.
HS: Was drug use prevalent on set?
Lumpy: Are you kidding? Every member of that crew made Carrie Fisher look like a nun. I was the one who suggested we do the whole opening in shyriiwook with no subtitles and the director was so strung out on cocaine and video head cleaner he actually did it! That and mini-Jefferson Starship were both my ideas. I guess you could say thats when my ego started to get pretty big.
HS: And that lead to violence?
Lumpy: I flipped on the craft services guy when one of the hologram jugglers ate the last of the Bantha Surprise. I grabbed his throat, not knowing how weak human throats were at the time, and damn near killed him. I was removed from set and Patty Maloney shot the rest of my scenes in a cheap suit.
HS: Lets talk about that infamous Ewok movie wrap party.
Lumpy: A Gorax fella I used to buy crank from invited me to the last day of filming and we ended up partying with these two Ewok babes. I didnt know how old they were. Wookies live to be 200 years old....

00:00

These Forgotten Giants Hide in Plain Sight "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Copenhagen-based artist Thomas Dambo's latest builds, The 6 Forgotten Giants, are hidden in locations around the world.

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The post These Forgotten Giants Hide in Plain Sight appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

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Crypto Collectables? Ethereum's Next Killer App Is on Its Way "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The rise of CryptoKitties has called attention to ERC-721, an ethereum technical standard that could start a blockchain-based collectibles rush.

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23:59

Are Mercury and Alzheimers Disease Linked? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

In his Commentary [2017], Dr. Chakraborty stresses the potential hazards of low-level long-term exposure to mercury and the increase of prevalence of Alzheimers disease in the general population of India, a view we wholeheartedly endorse. We applaud the tenor of the piece (Chakraborty, 2017) and we have some additional points to make as well.

The post Are Mercury and Alzheimers Disease Linked? appeared first on World Mercury Project.

23:57

Protecting Vaccine Choice in Colorado: Part 2 "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is a rouge state agency that frequently operates outside of their jurisdictional limits.

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23:55

Mom Arrested After Putting Son Through 13 Surgeries "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A Texas woman is now behind bars after putting her son through 13 major surgeries, following over 300 visits to the doctor. The child has been ruled healthy, something Kaylene Bowen has long maintained never to...

The post Mom Arrested After Putting Son Through 13 Surgeries appeared first on Vaxxter.

23:55

Korean Regulation Fails to Shake Bitcoin Market But Could Wipe Out Some Exchanges "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Korean Regulation Fails to Shake Bitcoin Market But Could Wipe Out Some Exchanges

After South Koreas regulators announced their emergency measures for cryptocurrencies, the bitcoin market breathes a sigh of relief. While a blanket ban was not adopted, other smaller bans remain and a clampdown on virtual bank accounts is presenting a serious challenge to exchanges.

Also read: South Korea Clarifies Position After Reports of Possible Ban on All Crypto Transactions

Bitcoin Market Relieved

Korean Regulation Fails to Shake Bitcoin Market But Could Wipe Out Some ExchangesSouth Korean prime minister.

The South Korean government held an emergency meeting on Thursday to adopt some measures to regulate the cryptocurrency market. The measures were announced to the public on the same day.

The regulators said from the start that they aim to curb the overheated cryptocurrency market. However, their announcement did not have a large impact. According to the Herald Corporations the Investor:

The market appears to be relieved because a blanket ban s...

23:51

ICOs Against the World Economy Bubble? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Founder of Evercoin and supporter of open source startups Miko Matsumura talks about ICOs, cryptocurrencies and how the world economy can escape the dreaded bubble. #CT_sponsored #SPONSORED

23:50

James celebrates the 12 youth work days of Christmas "IndyWatch Feed Education"

James Ballantyne, blogger extraordinaire, leads us into the festive season. And all the best to you, James, for 2018. May your blogging continue to challenge us.

12Days-1

                                             The 12 youthwork days of Christmas

On the 12 days of Christmas my youthworker gave to me

12 annoying icebreakers

11 months of funding

10 broken ground rules

9 (or ninety) games of ping pongImage result for table tennis

8 hr sessional contracts

7 jeffs and smith books

6 franchise projects (speaking of which..)

N.C. S.  (or if you cant bring yourself to say NCS, say DB.S instead)

4 smart objectives

3 supervisions

2 junior leaders

and (deep breath) an annual report for the charities commission!

Just getting in there early with a bit of Christmas cheer, I hope your end of term, last few sessions, staff meal outs, final mentoring group for the term goes well, and that you have a restful and...

23:49

Recognition of Mentawai tribes marks Indonesias latest piecemeal concession to indigenous groups "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The indigenous inhabitants of Indonesias Mentawai district, a cluster of islands off the southwestern coast of Sumatra, are a step closer to reclaiming their ancestral rights to their land from the state, a development that has been years in the making. The Mentawai district legislature last month passed a regulation that recognizes the regions indigenous communities. It is the latest in a series of local regulations issued throughout Indonesia in the wake of a landmark 2013 Constitutional Court ruling that ended state control of indigenous peoples customary forests. That ruling, though, has not been followed up by national legislation to define who qualifies as indigenous and their rights. The lack of legal certainty has left indigenous groups including, until recently, those of Mentawai vulnerable to abuse and loss of land to more powerful parties, such as the government and mining and plantation companies. With the passage of the district regulation, which the Mentawai tribes had campaigned for since 2015, Indonesia has taken another step forward, albeit at the local level, to restore to its indigenous peoples the right to manage their lands and forests. A forest stream in Indonesias Mentawai district. Photo by Vinolia Ahmad/Mongabay-Indonesia. We have a rich culture, said Saibi Samukop Surkino Sanenek, an indigenous Mentawai elder, in response to the passage of the regulation. We believe that with the regulation we can have a better future and our economy will grow. While the district regulation stops short of defining any specific rights or identifying boundaries

23:39

Why Your Intuition May Be the Highest Form of Intelligence "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Christina Sarich; Waking Times

Our intuition develops when we are babies, long before are indoctrinated into Newtonian physics which largely prohibits us from understanding the quantum world. Ironically, one of our first intellectual abilities intuition may be one of the greatest forms of intelligence we will ever experience in a grown-up world.

In the quantum world, there are no positions nor speed. These are classical, mechanical terms for a world that doesnt really exist. Yet, as tiny babies we understand how things work without having a clear grasp of certain intellectual realities.

Psychologists Susan Hespos from Northwestern University, and Renee Baillargeon of University of Illinois found that this physical intuition kicks in as early as two and a half months, and other scientists think that intuition is probably present from birth.


Gerd Gigerenzer, a director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, argues that intuition is less about suddenly knowing the right answer and more about instinctively understanding what information is unimportant and can thus be discarded, but even if we have intuition even at birth, one could argue that we have yet to develop the intellectual capacity to learn which information can be discarded.

Yet innate notions, plus elaborations born from watching and interacting with the world, add up to a sort of nave physics that we all grasp before having a single physics lesson.
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23:32

This is Donald Trumps nominee to be a US judge and he cant answer the most basic question "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

This video of a US senator questioning a Donald Trump nominee to be a US district judge went viral because he appears not able to answer even the basic legal question.

We imagine this sort of thing is typically a rather dry affair, but this is compelling stuff.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse posted the video on Twitter and its been shared 30,000 times. Amazing.

Heres what people made of it on Twitter.

23:30

Kendrick Lamar: I Was Abducted By Aliens As A Child "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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Kendrick Lamar has revealed that he was abducted by aliens when he was 6-years-old and that the aliens gave him a special energy he used to rise to the top of the music industry. 
Source: http://yournewswire.com/kendrick-lamar-abducted-aliens/

23:26

Ep. 237: Well Aint That a Kick in the Head and more "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Episode 237 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
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Featured: Photographer and educator, Joe Edelman

In This Episode

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

23:24

More Than Half Of Baby Food Products Contaminated With Toxic Heavy Metals "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Lori Alton; Naturalhealth365

We take it for granted that baby food featuring such inoffensive fare as pureed peaches, mashed bananas, and oatmeal with apples is nutritious, wholesome and safe. And the labeling, which may include the marketing terms pure, all natural, and organic, reinforces that conviction.

But, according to a shocking new study conducted by a non-profit watchdog group, arsenic, mercury, lead and other toxins are on the menu for unsuspecting parents and their children, as well. And, today, in this special report we intend to expose the truth about the contaminants lurking in over 50 percent of commercially-available baby food and infant formula.

Study evaluated hundreds of best-selling baby food products


The 2017 Infant Formula and Baby Food study was conducted by the Clean Label Project (CLP), a non-profit group dedicated to truth and clarity in labeling.

The group reports that the scientific study the most comprehensive investigation ever performed on baby foods involved over 60 brands and 500 different products.
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23:16

US Fed Chair Speaks Out On Bitcoin and National Crypto "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Janet Yellen, outgoing Federal Reserve chair, explained The Feds position on Bitcoin and other digital currencies at a press conference on Wednesday.

23:14

This review provides support for the use of polyphenol-rich interventions for improving cardiovascular risk markers in haemodialysis patients. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Nutrients. 2017 Dec 11 ;9(12). Epub 2017 Dec 11. PMID: 29232891 Abstract Title:  The Effect of Polyphenol-Rich Interventions on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Haemodialysis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Abstract:  End-stage kidney disease is a strong risk factor for cardiovascular-specific mortality. Polyphenol-rich interventions may attenuate cardiovascular disease risk factors; however, this has not been systematically evaluated in the hemodialysis population. Using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, the following databases were searched: Cochrane Library (http://www.cochranelibrary.com/), MEDLINE (https://health.ebsco.com/products/medline-with-full-text), Embase (https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/embase-biomedical-research), and CINAHL (https://www.ebscohost.com/nursing/products/cinahl-databases/cinahl-complete). Meta-analyses were conducted for measures of lipid profile, inflammation, oxidative stress, and blood pressure. Risk of bias was assessed using the Cochrane Collaboration Risk of Bias tool and quality of the body of evidence was assessed by the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology. Twelve studies were included for review. Polyphenol-rich interventions included soy, cocoa, pomegranate, grape, and turmeric. Polyphenol-rich interventions significantly improved diastolic blood pressure (Mean Difference (MD) -5.62 mmHg (95% Confidence Interval (CI) -8.47, -2.78); I = 2%; p = 0.0001), triglyceride levels (MD -26.52 mg/dL (95% CI -47.22, -5.83); I = 57%; p = 0.01), and myeloperoxidase (MD -90.10 (95% CI -135.84, -44.36); I = 0%; p = 0.0001). Included studies generally had low or unclear risks of bias. The results of this review provide preliminary supportfor the use of polyphenol-rich interventions for improving cardiovascular risk markers in haemodialysis patients. Due to the limited number of studies for individual polyphenol interventions, further studies are required to provide recommendations regarding individual polyphenol intervention and dose.

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23:12

Traditional Depictions of Mothers to be Banned in UK Adverts From Next Year Amid Ongoing War On Gender Stereotypes "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Traditional Depictions of Mothers to be Banned in Adverts From Next Year Amid Ongoing War On Gender Stereotypes




Cooking, cleaning mums will be banned in advertisements across the UK from next year, following a study which claimed traditional gender roles are harmful and outdated.

The decision to tighten regulation was announced by the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) this week, after a report published in summer identified gender stereotypes in adverts as a driver of inequality between men and women.

Wherever they appear or are reinforced, gender stereotypes can lead to mental, physical and social harm which can limit the potential of groups and individuals, the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) alleged in its study.

Depictions deemed problematic include family members creating a mess while a woman has sole responsibility for cleaning it up, and adverts which [suggest that] a specific activity is inappropriate for boys because it is stereotypically associated with girls, or vice-versa.

Nanette Newman, an actress who appeared in 1980s Fairy Liquid commercials,...

23:10

A Tradition Revived? Inverted Christmas Trees May Have Pagan Roots "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Alicia McDermott; Ancient Origins

Hanging a Christmas tree from the ceiling makes some sense it can keep your floor space clear and may protect your pets or young children from harm but it is not common. The costly trend of hanging a tree upside-down is a whole other matter.

As with many things that go against the norm, there is a lot of controversy and confusion about the practice of hanging an inverted tree from the ceiling. But it seems the idea is not a new one; in fact, the unconventional decorating idea may trace its roots, at least loosely, to pagan traditions.

CBC News reports that inverted hanging Christmas trees can be found dangling from the ceilings of exclusive hotel lobbies and public atriums from London to Vancouver. It is certainly an eye-catching way to decorate for the holidays, but are the people who practice this method of tree-trimming really following a tradition from the Medieval period, or is the idea purely commercial?

An upside-down Christmas tree. Source: This is Why Im Broke

An upside-down Christmas tree. Galeries Lafayette. (Laika ac/CC BY SA 2.0)

Followers of the upside-down Christma...

23:05

Ethereum Browser Bug Could Put User Funds At Risk "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Using ethereum browser Mist may put cryptocurrency private keys at risk, according to an Ethereum Foundation blog post.

23:02

Jeremy Hunt being owned again on Twitter will make your day a bit better "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt went on Newsbeat to talk about, among other things, his Twitter row with Ralf Little.

Unfortunately the Royle Family star was out of the country so couldnt take part, but this person got in touch instead.

Hunt picked up on the comment to have his say, but didnt appear to reply directly.

To which @doctor_oxford had this to say.

Maybe when Hunt finally has his TV debate with Ralf Little, she can come along too

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23:00

No one has ever used the word Youthquake "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Despite claims by the Oxford Dictionary that Youthquake is a word, most teenagers agree that it is only a phrase to use, if you want to get ridiculed on social media.  In fact it is one of a long list of words not in present day use such as please, pay-rise and Happy-Brexit.

Some say that it relates to the political awakening of millennials, but presupposes that millennials have souls.  In fact the Dictionary definition of Youthquake is: A word used to show that you are trying to be down with the kids, but actually you have no earthly understanding of youth culture or how to unlock mobile phone.

The first use of Youthquake appeared in Vogue in the 1960s but then was used to describe the structural damage of childhood obesity.  One MP responded:  Youthquake is just one of those ridiculous word mash-ups, that makes no sense at all to the average politician like consensual-sex, informed-referendum or Trump-success.

23:00

Annie Leibovitz Teaches Photography in Her First Online Course "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Dolly Parton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barack Obama and family, Bruce Springsteen, Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Gates, Queen Elizabeth II, Lady Gaga: name someone who has risen to the very top of the zeitgeist over the past few decades, and Annie Leibovitz has probably photographed them. Her images, in fact, have often come to stand for the images of her subjects in the culture: when we think of certain celebrities, we instinctively imagine them as they appeared on a Leibovitz-shot cover of Rolling Stone or Vanity Fair. Safe to say, then, that she knows a thing or two about how to take a picture that makes an impact.

The people at online education company Masterclass have now packaged that knowledge in "Annie Leibovitz Teaches Photography," a course that joins their existing lineup that includes Helen Mirren on actingSteve Martin on comedyWerner Herzog on filmmaking, and Herbie Hancock on jazz. For a price of $90 (or $180 for a year-long pass to all of their classes), Masterclass offers a package of workbook-accompanied video lessons in which "Annie teaches you how to develop concepts, work with subjects, shoot with natural light, and bring images to life in post-production."

The early lessons in "Annie Leibovitz Teaches Photography" cover subjects like memories of her own development as a photographer to discussions of her influences and her view of the medium itself. Later on, she gets into the real-life case study of shooting chef Alice Waters for Vanity Fair, digital post-production, how to come up with the right concept (ideally, so her career has shown, one just strange or daring enough to get people talking), and how to work with your su...

23:00

Vaccine Post Updates: the Good, the Bad, and the Crooked? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Updates on two previous vaccine related posts plus one of the most ridiculous anti-vaccine theories of all time.

23:00

American Woman Arrested for Laundering Bitcoin to Fund Islamic State Operations "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

There have always been allegations tying Bitcoin to terrorist funding. So far, there has been little to no evidence to back up such claims. It seems that situation has come to change in the past few days. An American woman was arrested and accused of money laundering bitcoins. Said cleaned funds were then used to fund Islamic State operations. It is a very serious allegation, although it remains to be seen if anything will come of it.

It is always interesting to see claims of Bitcoin and terrorist financing. Various governments made such outrageous claims in the past without evidence. One woman in New York, however, may have done exactly that. 27-year-old Zoobia Shahnaz has been accused of money laundering with Bitcoin to fund Islamic State. It seems she took out fraudulent loans to buy bitcoins online. By converting it to BTC and then cashing it out again, she was able to wire money to the Islamic State.

Money Laundering for Islamic State is a bad idea

It is pretty interesting to see how this situation unfolded. More specifically, the financial system allowed her to take out fraudulent loans and send wires to known terrorists. Bitcoins involvement is rather unfortunate at this point, rather than being a catalyst. After all, it is the job of banks to prevent fake loans from getting approved. Moreover, they should also block any wire transfers to Islamic State operatives. For some reason, financial institutions have failed miserably on both accounts.

Surprisingly, Zoobia Shahnaz does not seem to have any tangible allegiance to Islamic State. While she was born in Pakistan, she worked at a Manhattan hospital until recently. Afterward, she booked a flight to Pakistan with the intent to travel to Syria. It is possible she was turned before her trip, although that has not been confirmed at this point. At the time of her arrest, she had $9,500 in cash on her at JFK Airport. Moreover, her browser history clearly shows searches for Islamic State propaganda and content.

According to her lawyer, the money was sent overseas to help Syrian refugees. Very few people actively buy that story for obvious reasons. Shahnaz faces up to 30 years in prison, depending on which of the charges will stick. Again, the involvement in Bitcoin is rath...

22:55

Resveratrol and punicalagin have a possible preventive role in Alzheimer and in other neurodegenerative diseases. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Prev Alzheimers Dis. 2015 ;2(1):33-37. PMID: 29234773 Abstract Title:  Effect of Punicalagin and Resveratrol on Methionine Sulfoxide Reductase: A Possible Protective Contribution against Alzheimer's Disease. Abstract:  Methionine sulfoxide reductase A (MsrA) has been postulated to act as a catalytic antioxidant system involved in the protection of oxidative stress-induced cell injury. MsrA has recently turned attention in coupling with the neurodegenerative disorders and in particular with Alzheimer disease. In fact this neurodegenerative disorder depends to a deposit of beta amyloid a peptide with an oxidizable methionine in position 35 which is proved able to modulate the expression to MsrA in neuronal cells. Here, we firstly provided evidence that pretreatment with Resveratrol and Punicalagin (a potent antioxidant extracted from pomegranate), up-regulate the expression and enzymatic activity of MsrA in human neuroblastoma IMR-32 cells with beta amyloid peptides. This effect determines a lowering of oxidative potential of the cells as demonstrated by the ROS measurement and a protective effect on cellular availability. Therefore we hypothesize a possible prevent role for these molecules in Alzheimer and in other neurodegenerative diseases.

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22:55

An Anonymous Early Adopter Is Donating 5,057 BTC ($86M) to Charity "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

An Anonymous Early Adopter Is Donating 5057 BTC to Charity

This week an early bitcoin adopter announced on the forum Reddit that he had so much bitcoin he plans to donate 5,057 BTC (US$86Mn) to charitable causes. So far the anonymous donor created a website called the Pineapple Fund, and has already donated $5M in bitcoins to some well known nonprofit organizations.

Also read: Decentralized Uber App Delivers 1,000 Meals in Austin, Texas

$86 Million to Charity: This Early Adopter Says Money Doesnt Matter

An Anonymous Early Adopter Is Donating 5057 BTC to CharityCryptocurrencies are worth a lot of money these days, and this holiday season one bitcoin whale is donating quite a bit of BTC to charitable organizations. The anonymous donor says he saw the promise of bitcoin long before it broke the single-digit price range. The donor explains the shattering returns of bitcoin over the years has given him more money than he can spend. The early adopter has now started a website for the funds he is giving away called the Pineapple Fund, where registered nonprofit organizations can apply for donations. The owner of the website states;   

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22:49

Art Movements "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Khadija Say, Peitaw (2017), from the series Dwelling: in this space we breathe, photograph, wet plate collodion tintype on metal, 250 x 200 mm, on loan from Vinyl Factory (courtesy the Estate of Khadija Say)

Art Movements is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world. Subscribe to receive these posts as a weekly newsletter.

Researchers from the Australian National University discovered at least 28 rock art sites on the small Indonesian island of Kisar. The works are thought to be at least 2,500 years old.

Saudi Arabia lifted its 35-year-old ban on cinemas.

The Museum of London will exhibit the last remaining piece of the Londons fatberg, the 130-ton congealed mass of fat, oil, grease, and wet wipes discovered under Londons streets in September.

Works by Khadija Saye, the emerging artist who died in the Grenfell Tower Fire, will be exhibited as part of Actions. The image of the world can be different at Kettles Yard, Cambridge the first exhibition at the gallerys newly redeveloped space.

Over 100 artists, designers, film directors, performers, and writers signed an open letter denouncing US President Donald Trumps de...

22:46

Chrysin attenuates progression of ovarian cancer cells by regulating signaling cascades and mitochondrial dysfunction. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Cell Physiol. 2017 Aug 17. Epub 2017 Aug 17. PMID: 28816359 Abstract Title:  Chrysin attenuates progression of ovarian cancer cells by regulating signaling cascades and mitochondrial dysfunction. Abstract:  Chrysin is mainly found in passion flowers, honey, and propolis acts as a potential therapeutic and preventive agent to inhibit proliferation and invasion of various human cancer cells. Although chrysin has anti-carcinogenic effects in several cancers, little is known about its functional roles in ovarian cancer which shows poor prognosis and chemoresistance to traditional therapeutic agents. In the present study, we investigated functional roles of chrysin in progression of ovarian cancer cells using ES2 and OV90 (clear cell and serous carcinoma, respectively) cell lines. Results of the current study demonstrated that chrysin inhibited ovarian cancer cell proliferation and induced cell death by increasing reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and cytoplasmic Ca2+ levels as well as inducing loss of mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP). Moreover, chrysin activated mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT pathways in ES2 and OV90 cells in concentration-response experiments. Collectively, our results led us to propose that chrysin-induced apoptotic events are mediated by the activation of PI3K and MAPK pathways in human ovarian cancer cells.

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22:45

5 Ultimate Keys to Happiness According to A Rich Banker Turned Buddhist Nun "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

In 1997, a woman named Emma Slade was robbed at gunpoint in her hotel room when staying in Jakarta. She was forced to the ground by the gunman with a hand pressed against her mouth and pushed to stay quiet while they took everything from her.

She was a high-placed banker, a successful woman with plenty of money to her name, but the day of the robbery changed her perception of the world forever.

Emma Slade journeyed to the Himalayas after the attack, and from there, she began a completely new life. After meeting a lama a spiritual guide she became taken with the idea of studying Buddhism.

She left behind her riches and swapped it for a life of spirituality and kindness. She runs a charity now, known as Opening Your Heart to Bhutan, and she has never returned to her life as a banker.

But why? 

Because she found happiness. Now, shes offering up her knowledge so that we too can live a life of peace. So what does she claim is the key to happiness?

1. TAKE GOOD OUT OF EVERY BAD SITUATION

Life is bound to give you lemons at times, but every cloud has a silver lining. After Emma Slade was attacked in Jakarta, she claimed it was her spiritual awakening, triggered by the horrifying event.

She commented for me, the complete loss of any control over my own life was very profound. From this, she gained the knowledge that even though something bad had happened to her, it led her to happiness up in the Himalayan mountains. Without the bad event, she would never have reached that point.

2. ALLOW FORGIVENESS AND EMPATHY TO OVERTAKE HATE

When Emma Slade was shown a picture of her gunman, she claimed only to feel compassion for the man. 

Why?

Because she learned from him. She claimed that she found her peace in becoming a better person a better person than she was before, and a better person than the gunman. She found it in herself to give in to feelings of kindness, and tolerance, and understand...

22:44

It was a quiet car ride "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

As posted by @decentbirthday on Twitter.

No kidding.

Except some people insisted it was fake.

22:36

Generally, chrysin prophylactic treatment showed a superior testicular protection than mirtazapine at the tested doses. "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

PMID:  Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Nov ;95:1059-1066. Epub 2017 Sep 13. PMID: 28922723 Abstract Title:  Protective effects of mirtazapine and chrysin on experimentally induced testicular damage in rats. Abstract:  Mirtazapine is an antidepressant with prominent antioxidant effects. Chrysin, a natural flavone, exhibits multiple pharmacological actions. This study was designed to investigate the potential protective effects of chrysin and mirtazapine against nitrofurazone-induced testicular damage in rats. Possible underlying mechanisms such as oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis were also investigated. Testicular damage was induced by oral administration of nitrofurazone (50mg/kg/day) for two weeks. Chrysin (25 and 50mg/kg/day, p.o.) and mirtazapine (15 and 30mg/kg/day, p.o.) were applied for three weeks, starting one week before nitrofurazone administration. Prophylactic treatment with chrysin and mirtazapine attenuated the elevation of serum acid phosphatase enzyme activity and halted the decline of sperm count and sperm viability resulted from nitrofurazone administration. Moreover, both agents ameliorated nitrofurazone-induced lipid peroxidation, glutathione depletion, elevation in tumor necrosis factor- level and reduction in c-kit level in rat testes. With respect to apoptosis, immunohistochemical analysis revealed that chrysin and mirtazapine reduced the expression of caspase-3 in testicular tissue which was induced by nitrofurazone. Histopathological findings further supported the protectiveeffects of both drugs against nitrofurazone-induced testicular injury. These findings suggest that the cytoprotective effects of chrysin and mirtazapine on rat testes were associated with suppression of oxidative stress and apoptotic tissue damage. Generally, chrysin prophylactic treatment showed asuperior testicular protection than mirtazapine at the tested doses.

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22:29

These findings introduce chrysin as an efficient apoptosis based therapeutic agent against colon cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Iran J Biotechnol. 2016 Sep ;14(3):177-184. PMID: 28959334 Abstract Title:  Anticancer Properties of Chrysin on Colon Cancer Cells, In vitro and In vivo with Modulation of Caspase-3, -9, Bax and Sall4. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: The SALL4/Sall4 is constitutively expressed in human and mice. SALL4 mRNA could be used as a marker for the diagnosis of different types of cancers. On the other hand, chrysin has diverse biological properties.OBJECTIVES: In the present study, the effect of the chrysin was investigated on the CT26 colon cancer in vitro and in vivo. Furthermore, the expression levels of the stem cell markers; sall4 and Bax was analyzed, as well.MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cytotoxic effects and the type of cell death induced by chrysin were evaluated using a number of biological assays. The apoptotic pathway was examined by caspase-3and caspase-9 assay. The in vivo antitumor efficacy of chrysin on transplanted CT26 tumor cells in BALB/c mice was investigated. In addition, mRNA expression of sall4, Bax was analyzed with RT-PCR.RESULTS: MTT assay and morphological characteristics showed that chrysin exerted a cytotoxic effect on CT26 cells in a dose dependent manner with IC50= 80g.mL-1. The biological assays have indicated that chrysin administrated cytotoxicity on colon cancer cells through recruitment of the apoptosis. Caspase-3 and caspase-9 colorimetric assays, in addition to Bax expression analysis, have indicated the involvement of intrinsic apoptotic pathway in thecytotoxic effect of the chrysin. The in vivo assay revealed a remarkable reduction of the colon tumor volume in treated mice (8, 10 mg.kg -1) as compared to the untreated mice. RT-PCR elucidated that chrysin attenuated tumor volume through down regulation of the sall4 and up-regulation of the Bax.CONCLUSIONS: It was demonstrated that chrysin accomplishes anti-cancer effect on colon cancer cells via induction of the apoptosis and attenuation of the sall4 the expression. These findings introduce chrysin as an efficient apoptosis based therapeutic agent against colon cancer.

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22:29

Why Are There Paintings Depicting Ritual Abuse On Display at the Las Vegas Courthouse? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Why Are There Paintings Depicting Ritual Abuse On Display at the Las Vegas Courthouse?


Disturbing paintings depicting various scenes of ritual abuse are on display near the entrance of the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas. 

The official website of the United States District Court of Nevada states:

The cornerstone of the Amercian judicial system is the trial courts in which witnesses testify, juries deliberate and justice is done.
William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States

If that is the case, why are there paintings of birds raping people displayed at the Las Vegas Courthouse?

According to Redoubt News:

These paintings were hung in the very front of the courthouse, next to the main entrance. () These are reportedly created by local high school students. Their teacher said to one of the complainants, They are learning that they dont identify people by their faces.

The article states that nobody at the courthouse took responsibility for okaying these paintings.

A closer look at these paintings reveals that their message goes way beyond Dont identify people by their faces (whatever that means). Indeed, the paintings are replete with imagery and symbolism relating to Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA) and trauma-based mind control (known as Monarch Programming). They tell a disturbing story of abuse at the hand of extremely evil people, which leads me to doubt that those were made by high school students....

22:29

France24: US Climate Scientists Emigrating to France "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall French government broadcaster France24 claims President Macrons offer of fifty grants is luring climate scientists away from the US to work in France. US researchers flock to join Macrons climate change project Latest update : 2017-12-13 Eighteen climate scientists, 13 of them based in the United States, were on Monday

22:28

Scientists STUNNED to find DINOSAUR with flesh still intact "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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SCIENTISTS are stumped after a mysterious creature resembling a dinosaur was discovered with flesh still on its bones.
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22:27

7 Things Youre Not Supposed to Talk About "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

When seeking guidance, dont ever listen to the tiny-hearted. Be kind to them, heap them with blessing, cajole them, but do not follow their advice. ~Clarissa Pinkola Ests

Despite what we say, most of us would rather remain in our comfort zone and discuss subjects that keep us warm and certain about our lives. We might claim that we think outside the box, or that were able to break our own mental paradigms or stretch our comfort zones, but when it really comes down to it, most of us mindlessly maintain the box and repeatedly think within comfortable yet outdated paradigms.

Thats precisely why it is a good idea to talk about things that were not supposed to talk about. Taboo subjects are usually the best subjects to discuss. Because they usually represent a psychological hang-up in the machinery of the human condition. They are typically a kind of evolutionary speed bump that we must overcome in order to advance as a species. By discussing them, dissecting them, and questioning them, we may discover new ways to break mental paradigms and think outside the box. Indeed, we may even discover a smarter way of being human. As Ray Kurzweil said in The Singularity is Near, Our sole responsibility is to produce something smarter than we are; any problems beyond that are not ours to solve.

1.) Power:

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a mans character, give him power. ~Abraham Lincoln

Generally speaking, power is wealth. It matters little what that wealth represents: money, gold, deer skin, seashells, skill. If any person in any cultural dynamic acquires enough wealth, they have power over others in that culture. What a person does with their power will define his or her character.

If a person lords their power over others then their character is unhealthy, oppressive, limiting, and tyrannical. If a person uses their power to help others then their character is healthy, compassionate, liberating, and prestigious (See #7 on this other list).

The problem with the way most people handle their power today is that they tend to lord it over others due to an outdated survival of the fittest mindset imbedded through cultural conditioning, brainwashing, and propaganda that creates a kind of hoarding mentality. We have forgotten how cooperation must be primary over competition in order to progressively evolve as a species. In short: Weve had the cart of competition in front of the horse of cooperation for too long. Its high time that we discuss and teach each other t...

22:25

More to Come? Bitcoin Sets Record High Near $18k "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Having successfully defended $16,000 earlier this week, bitcoin regained bid tone today and clocked a fresh record high above $17,800.

22:21

Trumps lies vs Obamas lies are the best graphs youll see this week "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The New York Times has plotted all of Donald Trumps lies since he came to office, compared with all the lies told by Barack Obama up until the same point of his presidency.

And you dont have to look too closely to see what they say.

Theres a whole load of background here and an exhaustive (and exhausting) list of every falsehood to date.

Heres another graph we like, plotting each blatant falsehood of the two presidents in the nearly 12 months after their inauguration.

Here are the stats again, but told in a slightly different way. We like this one too.

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22:19

PS. Explain This: A Bitcoin Bubble? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin, the worlds first decentralized crypto-currency, has become the newest darling of financial markets. But its clearly a risky asset. PS Associate Editor Whitney Arana explains.

22:17

Matrix Glitch: NASA Reveals Distorted Image Of Martian Surface "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Mac Slavo; SHTFplan.com

An image released by NASA revealing a strange and distorted landscape on the surface of Mars is being dubbed a matrix glitch. The odd image taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows intriguing clean breaks in the planets surface deposits.

The new view shows the different effects of fault activity on the Martian surface, giving rise to everything from clean breaks to stretched out distortions. This is likely an indication that the faults formed at different times when the layers were at various stages of hardening.


NASA explains the glitchy image in a second photo, using arrows.


In a second image offering a closer look at some of the features that look strange, NASA has pointed out where the faults have displaced individual beds. These areas, as noted by the yellow arrow, are where the faults produced a clean break. In other regions, as noted by the green arrow, the layers appear stretched out as they span the fault.
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22:15

SPCA Hires Robots to Scare Away Homeless People, Call the Police "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The SPCA is an organization that is supposed to help animals. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has roots that date as far back as 1824, England, and as a front-and-center organization that serves a particular function in society, in this case operating shelters for animals, they are bound to not be of the best moral persuasion.

The San Francisco SPCA recently made headlines after hiring a security robot to scare away homeless people and prevent them from setting up tents near their building.

The robot is a snitch on wheels, using sensors and lasers to monitor an area for criminal activity. It alerts the police if it sees something.

Video of the robot in action recently went viral.

Is that noise being made by the machine? If so, it would seem as if they are trying to scare the mentally ill people who roam the street in particular.

In a densely populated area like San Francisco, it isnt easy for the homeless to find a decent place to sleep. The mentally ill and severely drug addicted roam the streets, as is the scene in many American cities.

Worse, autonomous state protecting robots are being deployed in other places around San Francisco. According to Business Insider, they are used to patrol parking lots, sports arenas, and tech company campuses are now being deployed to keep away homeless people.

Surprisingly the City of San Francisco didnt take kindly to the robotic homeless scarecrows, as they demanded the SF SPCA to remove its robots from the streets or face a fine of up to $1,000 a day.

After that, they took the robots off the street.

A company called Knightscope actually rents out the robots for $7 an hour: less than the cost of hiring a security guard, of course. They serve over 19 clients...

22:12

Bitcoin Price Watch; Priming For A Spike? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

And thats pretty much the week over in the bitcoin space, with things about to kick off for the early European session and calling for our penultimate intraday analysis. Overnight action in the bitcoin price was pretty strong, with BTC jumping to as high as 17,750 on some of the major exchanges before dipping slightly towards current levels.

It was this time last week (well, in a little while) that we saw price run towards 20,000, so wed love to see something similar as this week draws to a close. Whether we will, is anyones guess.

All we can do is play the primary levels so lets jump into action and see what we can put together.

As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where thing stand and where we are looking to jump in and out of the markets as and when things move. The chart is a one-minute candlestick chart and its got our key range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, then, the range we are looking at for the session this morning comes in as defined by support to the downside at 17462 and resistance to the upside at 17751. We will stick with our breakout approach for the time being, in anticipation of the sort of run that we have outlined above.

So, if we see price close above resistance, we will jump into a long trade towards an immediate upside target of 17830. A stop loss on the position at 17725 looks good from a risk management perspective.

Looking to the downside, we are going to look out for a close below support to signal a downside entry towards an immediate downside target of 17350. Stop at 17450.

Lets see how things play out.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

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22:05

Coinsilium Joins Hdac Token Generation Event Advisory Board "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Zug, Switzerland, 15 December 2017 Hdac Technology AG (Hdac), the Zug-based multinational corporation backed by Hyundai BS&C has engaged London-quoted Coinsilium Group Limited (NEX:COIN) as advisor to its Token Generation Event (TGE). Blockchain veteran and Coinsilium CEO Eddy Travia will represent Coinsilium on Hdacs TGE Advisory Board.

Hdac aims to bring innovative blockchain technology to Internet of Things (IoT) payment platforms and secure transactions amongst connected devices. Hdacs technology, which was developed by a company named Double Chain, will protect IoT devices and their users from hacks, privacy invasion, and external threats, especially for transactions. The Hdac blockchain, based on hybrid blockchain technology, will offer a wide range of capabilities to ensure reliable connection and secured processing between devices. Hdac will work to apply this pioneering platform to hardware payment applications.

Coinsilium, a London-based investor and accelerator in the blockchain space since 2014, will utilise its specialist knowledge and its global network of contacts in the blockchain industry to support Hdac throughout its TGE and beyond.

Eddy Travia, CEO of Coinsilium commented: We are excited to advise the talented Hdac team with their token generation event and we are impressed by Hdacs ambitious objective to apply blockchain technology to significantly improve the reliability and the security of machine to machine payments in the fast-growing, multi-billion dollar IoT industry. We look forward to contributing to the success of Hdacs token generation event.

Hdac supports blockchain technology events such as the StartupToken Hackathon held in Paris in November and the d10e blockchain conference in Bucharest starting on December 14.

A joint interview with Coinsilium CEO Eddy Travia and Hdac advisor Stuart Corby for the Barbarian Investor Show can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QToSQYW0ks&t=214s

About Coinsilium

Coinsilium is a blockchain venture builder and investor that finances and manages the development of early-stage blockchain technology companies. Coinsilium also provides advisory services to companies planning token generation events.

For further information about Coinsilium please visit http://www.coinsilium.com

About Hdac Technology AG

Hdac Technology AG is a Zug-based technology company building a new blockchain to secure machine to machine payments in the fast-growing world of IoT.

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22:05

Is the Vagus Nerve the Culprit Behind Speech Delay? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Generati0n Rescue has a provocative post running today on their blog. Is the Vagus Nerve the Culprit Behind Speech Delay? Team GR: Part of a healthy routine is staying in alignment. We asked chiropractor Dr. David Foss to help explain...

22:04

8 Christmas cards made better by real Daily Mail reader comments "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Heres 8 Christmas cards made better by real comments from readers of the Daily Mail, lovingly crafted by @WelshDalaiLama.

They should do this for real next year. Theyd sell a shedload.

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22:03

What You Can Expect From an Authoritarian "IndyWatch Feed Health"

In this three-part series for Psychology Today, Dr. Eric Maisel describes 30 personality traits that are common among authoritarians, and how these traits can lead to abuse and trauma.

There has never been a more important time to understand authoritarianism and its effects on each of us. As individuals, we are seriously harmed by the authoritarians in our life. As citizens, we are likewise harmed by authoritarianism in high places. What can we expect in dealing with an authoritarian? In this series of posts, I want to share what Im learning from my analysis of the authoritarian personality and authoritarian parenting literatures and from my extensive primary research into the effects of authoritarian wounding.

Click below to read the series:

What You Can Expect From an Authoritarian, Part 1

What You Can Expect From an Authoritarian, Part 2

What You Can Expect From an Authoritarian, Part 3

22:03

The 12 Days of Skyhorse Publishing Day 10 Autism In Heels "IndyWatch Feed Health"

We'd like to express our gratitude to Tony Lyons, Publisher at Skyhorse Publishing in New York City. Skyhorse is one of the fastest growing independent publishers in America and one of the few to tackle the toughest, most controversial topics...

22:02

The Other Big Drug Problem: Older People Taking Too Many Pills "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From The Washington Post: In addition to the opioid crisis, America has one other prescription drug epidemic  older Americans are taking far too many unnecessary drugs, often prescribed by multiple doctors for dubious or unknown reasons.

At least 15 percent of seniors seeking care annually from doctors or hospitals have suffered a medication problem; in half of these cases, the problem is believed to be potentially preventable. Studies have linked polypharmacy to unnecessary death. Older patients, who have greater difficulty metabolizing medicines, are more likely to suffer dizziness, confusion and falls. And the side effects of drugs are frequently misinterpreted as a new problem, triggering more prescriptions, a process known as a prescribing cascade.

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22:01

The Great Psychoanalysts 1: Donald Winnicott "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From The Philosophers Mail: Donald Winnicott, an English pediatrician and child psychoanalyst, deserves a place in history for drawing attention to the significance of parenting in shaping human and societal development.

Many of the parents Winnicott saw were worn down by their labours. Winnicott tried to bolster them by reminding them of the utmost importance of what they were doing. They were, in their own way, as significant to the nation as the Prime Minister and the Cabinet: The foundation of the health of the human being is laid by you in the babys first weeks and months. This thought should help when you feel strange at the temporary loss of your interest in world affairs. It is not surprising. You are engaged in founding the mental health of the next generation. Winnicott called parenting: the only real basis for a healthy society, and the only factory for the democratic tendency in a countrys social system.

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22:00

Recorder Prodigy Accidentally Warps to Cleveland "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

EUGENE, Ore. The case of Ellie Johnson, the 10 year-old girl that tragically and accidentally disappeared during her recent 5th grade class Christmas concert, has been solved. An erroneous series of notes played on her recorder had reportedly warped her to Cleveland, Ohio.

We have found our Ellie, said Mrs. Johnson, Ellies mother, addressing the press and community members gathered outside of her home. The reason all of our searches and posters didnt yield any results is so obvious now. She had inadvertently transported herself to the Midwest, our poor little girl.

Reportedly the exceptionally skilled recorder player had grown bored with the elementary composition of Jingle Bells, and decided to add a few creative flourishes to the piece. We now know that the mysterious cloud Ellie then disappeared in was in fact her being transported to what many refer to as The Mistake by the Lake.

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

That place was pretty gross, said Johnson. I thought Id give it a shot, but after I was done with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame there was really nothing to do. Once a man in a dog suit started talking to me about the Browns, I knew I had to find the right song to warp back home.

Several days of experimenting with combinations of notes finally proved successful, when after an unfortunate trip to Desert Land, she was able to find the right notes to get back to her home in Oregon.

Prior to this, the biggest lead in the case came when Mrs. Johnson received a short phone call that ended abruptly before Ellie was able to reveal her location. She told her mother shed landed in a gloomy cold world filled with scary characters and the threat of being struck by fireballs.

Yup, thats Cleveland alright...

22:00

Dr. Bob Sears on 1 in 36 Autism Rate "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From Pediatrician Dr. Bob Sears on the AskDrSears website: The Centers for Disease Control just released their latest findings about autism: In 2014 the rate of autism was 1 in 45 children In 2015 it rose slightly to 1 in...

21:55

New York Credit Card Scammer Allegedly Sent Bitcoin to ISIS "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

New York Credit Card Scammer Allegedly Sent Bitcoin to ISIS

A Long Island woman has been charged with sending tens of thousands of dollars to ISIS fighters in Syria. As has been widely reported, the woman allegedly used bitcoin to transfer the funds overseas. Headlines have glossed over the way the money was obtained in the first place though: by good old-fashioned credit card fraud.

Also read: Putin Aide Says Bitcoin Can Help Russia Bypass Financial Sanctions

From the Eastside to the Middle East

The suspect at the center of the case, Zoobi Shahnaz, supposedly stole tens of thousands of dollars from American Express Bank, Chase Bank, Discover Bank and TD Bank before forwarding her ill-gotten gains to Syria using bitcoin. Her lawyer has insisted that the 27-year-old was only trying to aid Syrian refugees, but U.S. prosecutors arent buying it. Shahnaz supposedly gave fake information to a series of banks in order to obtain over $85,000. As evidence of the womans ideological leanings, its been reported that her internet searches included top female jihadis and one-way tickets to Istanbul. In the event, she went on to purchase a return flight something ISIS recommends as its less suspicious.

The woman, who was born in Pakistan, worked in a Manhattan hospital as a lab technician until quitting in June in readiness to flee the country. The case has only come to light now after a grand jury indictment was unsealed, revealing charges of bank fraud, money laundering, and supporting a foreign terror...

21:43

This starts off weird, gets weirder, and then the final twist is BOOM! "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

We dont recommend doing all of these things at the same time unless you really, really want to (and dont forget to watch the whole thing).

Not the first person to end up in pieces at Ikea.

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The post This starts off weird, gets weirder, and then the final twist is BOOM! appeared first on The Poke.

21:40

The Potential Upside Of African And Emerging Property Markets "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The emerging African markets present unique opportunities for property investors. One of the reports from Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate research company, has included five African markets to the list of top 10 emerging and most transparent economies. The reasons behind Africas dominance in the list of most lucrative emerging markets include an increasing number of office establishments in Africa (15 million sq. meter in South Africa and 2 million sq. meter in Sub-Saharan Africa), growing population reaching to $830 million, the current GDP of $961.5 billion, technological improvements, better infrastructure and higher expected GDP growth rate (as high as 5.7% per annum). In the midst of conventionally lucrative real estate markets of US and UK, Africa surely exhibits remarkable growth potential.

zabercoin

How to Make the Most of African & Growing Real Estate Markets?

It is obvious that real estate market is going to be the next boom in emerging economies, especially in Africa.  A huge percentage of investors have long been waiting to witness and exploit the sustaining economy of these regions, especially after Africa came out of recession. A lot of investors are all ready to be a part of this profitable market, make secure investments and gain handsome ROIs. Zabercoin, in this scenario, comes into play.

Zabercoin, an asset-backed cryptocurrency having an underlying real estate fund, exclusively focuses on African and other emerging real estate markets and investors. Zabercoin combines the blockchain technology with physical asset investments such as real estate. The company has launched its ICO, offering Zabercoin (ZAB), a real estate digital token that unlike a lot of existing tokens in the market, bears an intrinsic value right from its launch. Each token presents a share in the physical asset like real estate, making itself unique as well as sustainable with impressive recurring income re-invested to ensure potential growth, research and development.

The Lowering Cost to Invest in Africas Real Estate Markets & Emerging Economies

A high percentage of the real estate transaction costs previously went to the pockets of middlemen or agents. Zabercoins blockchain based, trustless platform cuts the middlemen, making itself scalable and ascendible and above all, highly cost-effective. The company aims to further enhance its structure to use blockchain technology more effectively and investigate the feasibility...

21:30

PR: Winning Moonrise Competition Scales Talent Acquisition Platform Bitdegree Crowdsale to the Next Level "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Talent Acquisition Platform Bitdegree Wins Moonrise Compeititon

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.

As the Grand Prize winner of Moonrise 2017 competition, BitDegree the blockchain learning and talent acquisition platform, has reinforced its fast-growing reputation as a game changer within the crypto community. BitDegree caught the attention of a huge number of contributors which led to a quick sellout of nearly one quarter of the total token supply.

Moonrise 2017 competition is held by Moontec Northern Europes biggest conference devoted to cryptocurrencies. It aims to find the most promising and innovative crypto startups, and connect them with a global network which gives them the necessary financial and business support to succeed.

Winning Moonrise 2017 is an astonishing achievement and motivational boost for us. Victory throws us extra challenges to work even harder towards achieving our goal., Andrius Putna, CEO of BitDegree commented on the victory of Moonrise competition.

BitDegrees acclaim is not just booming amongst the blockchain community. Within hours of starting its token sale on December 1st, 2017, it had reached its soft-cap.

BitDegree...

21:28

Californias War on Guns Broadens to a War on Ammunition Beginning January 1, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Californias War on Guns Broadens to a War on Ammunition Beginning January 1, 2018




Californias war on guns will soon broaden to a war on ammunition as a ban on the possession of bullets purchased out-of-state takes effect January 1, 2018.

This is one of many steps going into effect which will quickly place ammunition under controls similar to those which Democrat lawmakers have placed on firearms.

According to the Sacramento Bee, it will also be illegal to transfer or buy ammo from anyone other than a licensed dealer within the state, beginning January 1. California residents can order ammunition from a catalog as long as they have that ammunition shipped to a licensed dealer for pickup. The dealer will then add a processing fee to the cost of the ammunition.

In this scenario, a processing fee is just another tax that law-abiding citizens will pay for the bullets they buy.

Then, in 2019, all ammunition purchasers will be required to undergo a background check like those currently required for firearm sales. That background check will require the law-abiding citizen to pay a $1 state fee for the check. That fee is yet another tax.

This is how gun control or, in this case, ammunition control, wo...

21:19

Ethereum, Ripple and Litecoin Boom As Bloomberg Adds Them To Terminal "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ripple hit giant price highs, just as it became one of three altcoins to list on Bloomberg Terminals.

21:17

Evidence points to Bitcoin being an NSA-engineered psyop to roll out one-world digital currency "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Evidence points to Bitcoin being an NSA-engineered psyop to roll out one-world digital currency

Image: Evidence points to Bitcoin being an NSA-engineered psyop to roll out one-world digital currency

(Natural News) Im going to assume the readers who make it to this article are well informed enough that I dont have to go into the history of the global money changers and their desire for a one world currency. (If you dont yet understand the goal of the globalist banking empire and the coming engineered collapse of the fiat currency system, youre already about 5,000 posts behind the curve.)

With that as a starting point, its now becoming increasingly evident that Bitcoin may be a creation of the NSA and was rolled out as a normalization experiment to get the public familiar with digital currency. Once this is established, the worlds fiat currencies will be obliterated in an engineered debt collapse (see below for the sequence of events), then replaced with a government approved cryptocurrency with tracking of all transactions and digital wallets by the worlds western governments.

NSA mathematicians detailed digital cash two decades ago

What evidence supports this notion? First, take a look at this document entitled, How to make a mint: The cryptography of anonymous electronic cash. This document, released in 1997 yes, twenty years ago detailed the overall structure and function of Bitcoin cryptocurrency.

Who authored the document? Try not to be shocked when you learn it was authored by mathematical cryptographers at the National Security Agencys Office of...

21:14

Court upholds ban of vegetable garden in the front yard of Miami Shores home "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Tom Carroll and Heroine Ricketts in their front yard in Miami Shores on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The couple had to dig up their large vegetable garden in their front lawn after the Village of Miami Shores said their edible plants were not allowed in the front lawn. Al Diaz adiaz@miamiherald.com

Do not eat your veggies if they are grown in your front yard, Miami Shores says

December 12, 2017 07:00 AM

UPDATED December 14, 2017 10:23 AM

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-shores/article189273944.html

21:14

Sean Spicer thinks Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol is a collection of carols "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Feels like the perfect end to the perfect year, from Donald Trumps former mouthpiece turned James Cordens best mate, Sean Spicer.

You can tell why Trump rated him so highly.

Its Franklin Roosevelts copy of A Christmas Carol which is on display in the White House. Spicer posted the picture on his Instagram account, captioned FDRs book of Christmas carols.

Heres what they made of it on Twitter.

21:05

UK's FCA Chief Warns Bitcoin Investors: Be Prepared to Lose Your Money "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The head of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority has warned that people stand to lose their funds if they invest in bitcoin.

21:00

Korean Exchange Association Will not List New Cryptocurrencies Until Further Notice "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Interesting things are bound to happen in South Korea. It is a major region for cryptocurrencies, but some things are coming to change. Rather than await government regulation, all exchanges have imposed strict rules upon themselves. Around 70% of all coins will be kept in cold storage at all times. There will be a ban on insider trading and no marketing to promote trading. Last but not least, there will be no additional coin listings until further notice.

It is evident South Korea needs some cryptocurrency regulation. As we all know, governments are not the best help in this regard. They often stifle innovation and make things unnecessarily complicated.Things have evolved in such a direction South Korea has become the new major Bitcoin hub. That in itself so pretty impressive, as they took over from China in quick succession. However, the lack of official regulation has always been somewhat of a burden.

Self-regulation by the Korean Exchange Association

To put this into perspective, the Korean exchange association has taken it upon themselves to introduce regulation. They have all done so voluntarily, which is rather unusual. As a result, all companies will adhere to these new rules without hindrances. Putting 70% of all money into cold storage makes a lot of sense. It is something most exchanges should have adhered to from day one. Still, it is a welcome change and one that will make cryptocurrency more legitimate.

Moreover, the exchanges will ban insider trading by exchange employees. That is always a big worry for any cryptocurrency exchange. These markets are susceptible to massive manipulation by both external and internal sources. It is a smart decision by the Korean exchange association. We can only hope other countries the world will embrace a similar model. Only time will tell if that is the case, though. No marketing to promote trading is already an interesting development, yet it shouldnt have much of an impact whatsoever.

Perhaps the biggest changes imposed by the Korean exchange association is the refusal to list new coins. We have seen select altcoins being added to most exchanges and paired with Korean Won. This has been quite a positive decision, even though some of these a...

21:00

Waves 1.0 Release Sees Culmination Of 18-Month Development "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Waves CEO Alexander Ivanov has claimed that the new incarnation of the Blockchain platform appeals to entry-level users.

21:00

Bomb disposal engineers to help elderly switch on central heating "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

should only be attempted by trained professionals with counsellors on standbyThe government is deploying crack army bomb disposal units to help Britains elderly switch on their central heating this winter. Fred (86) and Ethel (85) Wilkinson said theyve been trying since September to switch on their central heating but when it came to turning the switch our nerve failed and we went back to wrapping ourselves in tin-foil and old newspapers.

Mr Wilkinson explained that the thought of a British Gas bill started his hands shaking and he couldnt turn the heating on. It were a terrifying experience, he said. All our friends have had the same experience. Well, the ones who are still here, he said. We desperately need the help of people used to dealing with these life and death situations, people with nerves of steel. And feeling in their fingertips.

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith, said the government was determined to help old people turn on their central heating. We have asked the army to loan us bomb disposal engineers on leave from Iraq and Afghanistan, and I can confirm that they are currently operating in high risk sheltered accommodation localities.

But bomb disposal veteran Mick Miller said he found central heating work in Coventry more demanding than anything he had encountered in twenty years of bomb disposal and fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan.You might be just about to turn the central heating on for a couple of octogenarians,  when they turn the heat up by thrusting last winters British Gas bill under your nose. Quite honestly, I find it easier to just lend them my winter woolies. Or blow them to kingdom come.

12th October 2011

21:00

5 Ancient Weapons and their SHTF Uses "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

                          

This article dedicated to A Arizonian: 360 24/7!

ReadyNutrition Readers, we wrote a piece on the warrior mentality in a previous article, and this was to return you to the basics that covered skills and a mindset that has enabled our species to survive throughout the ages.  Were going to add onto that by mentioning there is a time for technology and a time for the primitive.  Well, there have been a number of comments suggesting such weapons, and were going to run with the ball here mentioning a few weapons besides the standard bow and arrow, and the knife and then suggesting how to go about using them in your arsenal.  Lets do it!

5 Ancient Weapons and their SHTF Uses

Spears

Yes, a spear.  There are several different kinds, depending on the function you want to use it for.  My personal preference is to make your own or have it forged to your specifications.  You want to be sure of a head that is sharply-pointed and well-bladed, preferably three or four blades, and the base is about twice as wide as the shaft.  This will permit the head to penetrate with a larger hole than the shaft.  What use, you may ask?  Hunting on the QT, and also defense in like manner.  A heavy spear will penetrate deeper brush than an arrow shaft.

These had heads that tapered to a point, as you can see, but a middle grip with two formidable ends that enabled it to be thrown or used here in close-quarters.  Watch the movie, and youll see how effectively it was employed.

Sword

A matter of preference here.  The Scottish Claymore, the German or Viking Broadsword, the Arab Scimitar, or the Roman Gladius.  All swords have different techniques for their use.  Someone is bristling at my leaving out the Japanese Katana.  There it is.  Each sword must be trained with differently, as they perform quite differently in battle and require practice in varied methods to be effective.  If youre going to pick up a sword, you need one that is fully-functional and...

20:55

A Few Considerations Before Bugging Out Into The Woods "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

I spend a lot of time on forums and social media discussing about bugging out with other preppers. Its a topic that should be covered by everyone since one day you might be forced to leave everything behind in order to survive. Bugging out into the woods is a common plan for a lot of ... Read more...

The post A Few Considerations Before Bugging Out Into The Woods was written by Bob Rodgers and appeared first on Prepper's Will.

20:50

These Christmas real life story magazines have to been seen to be believed they are hilariously dark "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Loving this Chrimbo Crazy edition of Pick Me Up! spotted by @Nickw84 over on Twitter its comically dark. Like a modern penny dreadful spruced up for Christmas.

Highlights include

* Losing My Leg BEST GIFT EVER!
* LAST CHRISTMAS? My Lads Big Fight
* XMAS EVIL Bloodlust Of A Baby Killer
* THROAT SLASHED AFTER WORK DO Weve Cheated Death Four Times

All your favourite Christmas content in one place.

However Pick Me Up! have competition from Thats Life as spotted by @Mortimerfilms over on Twitter.

And their highlights include:

* Seasons Cheating Hubby bonked our teen lodger at XMAS DINNER
* Xmas horror! Sick Dad dressed as SANTA then raped up
* Mums Xmas Miracle a ghost gave me triplets
* I Found Mum MURDERED under my Xmas tree

Wow thats even darker than the first one. Well done Thats Life for truly lifting the mood and filling us full of Xmas spirit.

MERRY CHRISTMAS POKE READERS. WE LOVE YOU.

Source: Twitter/@nickw84

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20:38

Launched in November, WeRaise Advertising Agency Boosts ICOs with Fresh Approach in Banner Ad and Press Releases Placing. "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

WeRaise started operation on Nov 1st 2017.

WeRaise is a specialized agency offering marketing services for ICO projects including banner advertising, professional video production, PR services, social media marketing, and other powerful tools to successfully boost an ICO launch.

Each ICO project is unique. WeRaise offers the best selection of marketing services which are expertly tailored to each project. Every campaign is tracked and fine-tuned for optimal performance.

WeRaise is new, but the team behind it is not. The core team comes from a background in traditional digital advertising, with 20 years of experience in banner advertising, SEM, SEO, and SMM, working with global brands like Samsung, Asus, Bayer, Kraft, Budweiser, and Motorola. This advertising experience is combined with the expertise of numerous crypto-currency professionals with a background in ICO marketing.

Our team has conducted research into the crypto blockchain ecosystem, collected detailed information about important sites and potentially effective traffic sources and conducted test campaigns to study the effectiveness of various approaches.

Our ICO marketing specialists bring years of experience of successful and unsuccessful strategies to the table and allow us to work according to industry best practices. Our approaches, marketing mix, messages and key advantages are tried and tested, and ready to use.

Our banner advertising and press release placement services for ICO projects are ready to go at the touch of a button. Find out more at http://weraise.pro/offer

Find WeRaise here:

Website: http://weraise.pro
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Weraise

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20:30

The Bullish Digital Currency Market Will Give ETC a New Boom "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Since December, theres frenzy in the digital currency market with prices of mainstream tokens skyrocketing. Bitcoin, has its increased from 60,000 to 120,000 within a week. Next are LTC and ETH, with LTC price jumping to a new high of 2,000 and ETH price doubled to 5,000. XRP, also saw its price went two-fold.

Will the price spike of tier-2 tokens, LTC and XRP, signal the same momentum for ETC? There are signs this may apply to ETC.

In June 2016, ETC was forced to hard fork due to a significant amount of ETC stolen because of The DAO project. The fork was not recognized by the community where some said blockchain is irreversible and unchangeable. Eventually, the community split. ETC and ETH went separate ways. Despite no difference technically, ETH has not a cap on supply but ETC, starting from December 12, applied new supply policy setting out the total supply below 23 million. The continuous supply reduction will effectively contain inflation and remain the tokens inherent value.

Like the way BCH came into being, ETC is the result of a split due to different community ideas on future development including hash rate, consensus, supporter, and infrastructure. As of this article is to be published, BCH is held at $2,000 while BTC hit approximately $16,000 an eight-fold gap. However, there are times when the price ratio of the two tokens are 1:2. Looking at ETC and ETH, despite the same code, their prices are different. ETC, now at $32, ETH, around $740, a 20x price gap. In BCHs case, ETCs price may hugely increase.

ETC, ETHs only forked token, is greatly undervalued as BCH demonstrate this the best. Also, a variety of IFOs account for a certain amount of market share, which means, the price of ETC will be several times the current. Moreover, ETC is fueling IoT and exploring market opportunities. ETC, combining with IoT is a broad market which will work miracles.

Technically, ETC is safer and more reliable. ETCDEV, the tokens development team, strives to develop ETC with down-to-earth efforts. Now it is working on making ETC more stable, more flexible and mature. The mature and stable team ensures the safety of the platform and the system, and lay the foundation for price increase. So far, there is no significant safety issues of ETC but ETH occurrences happened due to systematic vulnerabilities.

There are more ETC projects taking place. For example, SputnikVM replacing EVM for acceleration and compatibility with IoT; Emerald Project, providing Dapp developers with a platform; more tools set to integrate external services into ETC. Ahead, ETC will continue to boost IoT and open more apps.

The undervaluation is temporary and a price boom shall defy the former.

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20:29

Truthdig Interview with Mohammad Sabaaneh "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

An interview with Palestinian cartoonist and CM member Mohammad Sabaaneh:

20:15

Money Flows Away from Bitcoin Back To Gold: Analyst (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Money Flows Away from Bitcoin Back To Gold: Analyst Video KitCo News Gold To Climb Higher: Find Support At $1,247 To $1,250 Trader Money Flows Away from Bitcoin Back To Gold: Analyst

The post Money Flows Away from Bitcoin Back To Gold: Analyst (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:10

South Korea Releases Emergency Measures for Cryptocurrency Regulation "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

South Koreas government released emergency measures for cryptocurrency regulation on Thursday. Bitcoin exchanges will now be regulated. Among other measures, there will be a ban on banks, minors, and foreigners trading cryptocurrency as well as a clampdown on virtual bank accounts needed to trade cryptocurrencies in Korea.

Also read: South Korea Clarifies Position After Reports of Possible Ban on All Crypto Transactions

Regulating Crypto Exchanges

South Koreas government held an emergency meeting to discuss cryptocurrency regulation on Thursday. Following the meeting, the regulators released virtual currency emergency measures, Hankyung reported. The publication explained, according to the announcement:

A virtual currency exchange, which has more than 10 billion won in sales such as Bithumb, Coinone and Korbit, or more than 1 million visitors per day, is expected to receive the governments Information Security Management System (ISMS) certification next year.

The regulators have also increased the standard and penalties applicable when a security breach occurs at exchanges. We will not allow virtual currency transactions unless the requirements for protection of investors, transparency of transactions and other measures are met through prompt legislation in the near future, the government was quoted by the publication.

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20:05

Action Alert: Calling for Public Comments on MXP and ACP in WV "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Construction of the Ohio Valley Connector, a 30-inch natural gas pipeline in Wetzel County

Action Alert: Comment on Water Quality Impacts of Two (2) Pipelines

From the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, Charleston, December 14, 2017

You can submit comments to WVDEP on the Mountaineer XPress Pipelines and the Atlantic Coast Pipelines stormwater and sediment control permits, which regulate polluted runoff from oil and gas development. Learn more about stormwater permits here, from the WV Rivers Coalition.

Thorough scrutiny of stormwater permits is critical for the protection of WVs streams, especially since WVDEP has waived their authority to issue a 401 Water Quality Certification for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. This is the same permitting authority WVDEP waived for the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

WV Rivers reviewed each permit application and found that they lack critical information the WVDEP needs to certify that the projects will be able to meet WVDEPs stormwater permit requirements.

We made it easy for you to submit comments online to WVDEP! You need to send comments on each pipeline separately.

Comment on the Mountaineer XPress Pipeline

Read our fact sheet on the MXPs stormwater permit and submit your MXP comments to WVDEP by Friday, December 22, 2017.

Comment on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Read our fact sheet on the ACPs stormwater permit and submit your ACP comments to WVDEP by Sunday, December 31, 2017.

Two public hearings on the ACPs stormwater permit are scheduled for Monday, Dec. 18 in Buckhannon and Thursd...

20:02

Youthquake declared word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries and its making people go what!? "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

News reaches Poke HQ that Youthquake has been declared word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries and a collective but no one says that was shouted across the office.

The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2017 is youthquake.

The noun, youthquake, is defined as a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people.

Source: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/word-of-the-year/word-of-the-year-2017

Seriously no one says that. A quick Google finds about three mentions in Google News before the press release went out two on the Guardian and one of the Daily Mail.

And the actual article on Oxford Dictionaries sites two tweets, with the collective retweets of 23!

Were not alone heres seven tweets sharing our bafflement:

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20:00

Will You Really Achieve Happiness If You Finally Win the Rat Race? Dont Answer the Question Until Youve Watched Steve Cutts New Animation "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Illustrator Steve Cutts sets his latest animation, "Happiness," in a teeming urban environment, with hundreds of near identical cartoon rats standing in for human drudges in an unfulfilling, and not unfamiliar race.

Packed subway cars, a bombardment of advertising, soul-deadening office jobs, and Black Friday sales are just a few of the indignities Cutts rodents are subjected to, to the tune of Bizets "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle."

Rampant over-consumptiona major preoccupation for this artistoffers illusory relief, and a great deal of fun for viewers with the time to hit pause, to better savor the grim details.




They may also serve as an antidote to the sort of messaging were constantly on the receiving end of, whether we live in city, country or somewhere in-between. Check out the scene as Cutts pans up from the subway platform, 52 seconds in:

The panty-clad female model for Blah colognes fashionably black and white ad is emaciated nearly to the point of death.

Youre better than laces flatters the latest (laceless) shoe from a swoosh-bedecked footwear manufacturer, while a radiator-colored beverage floats above the motto Just drink it, morons.

Krispo Flakes fight depression with the bits other cereals dont want.

Heaven help us all, theres even a poster for TRUMP The Musical.

This freeze-frame scrutiny could make an excellent activity for any class where middle and high schoolers are encouraged to think critically about their role as consumers.

As Cutts, a one-time employee of the digital marketing agency, Isobar, who contributed to campaigns for such global giants as Coca-Cola, Google, Reebok, and Toyota, told...

20:00

US Government to Sell Off $10 Million in Seized Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

U.S. prosecutors in the state of Utah are moving to sell millions of dollars-worth of cryptocurrencies seized in an opioid drug case.

20:00

eco angel and eco devil "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

Today on Toothpaste For Dinner: eco angel and eco devil


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Anuak condemn attempts to delay Karuturis exit from Ethiopia "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Anuak organisations, with the strong support of international civil society, call on the governments of Ethiopia and India to cease negotiations with Karuturi Global Ltd and to ensure that the company fully exits Gambela and other parts of Ethiopia.

19:56

FundYourselfNow Announces Entry into Vietnam Market with 2 Major Partnerships "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Singapore FundYourselfNow (FYN), Asias Leading cryptocurrency crowdfunding platform, is proud to announce 2 major partnerships in Vietnam, in preparation of the launch of FundYourselfNow Vietnamese Website which has been released today on 15th December.

To learn more about FYN, please follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Medium or talk to us on Telegram!

FundYourselfNow & VinaEX

VinaEx is Vietnam leading cryptocurrency exchange where both local and international buyers can trade bitcoins/Ethereum with the Vietnamese Dong and USD. VinaEX is launched in collaboration with major banks in Vietnam.

FYN tokens will be listed in VinaEX in first quarter of 2018, with Fiat Currency Pairing (USD/VND). FYN will be the official fundraising partner for VinaEX. In the future, projects work with FYN can looking forward to listing on VinaEX. Starting Q1 2018, projects on FYN will be strongly encouraged to raise part of their funding in FYN. Project creators would be able to cash out their cryptocurrencies holdings at VinaEX for USD or VND. This is expected to greatly boost the liquidity of FYN token. With the launch of VinaEx, FYN has successfully delivered what was committed in the whitepaper of FYN ahead of schedule.

Jack Ser & Kenneth Tan, founders of FYN, will join VinaEX as directors with immediate effect. VinaEX soft launch is slated to occur by the End of December 2017

For more information on VinaEX, please go to VinaEX.com

FundYourselfNow launches in Vietnam with first project New Era Energy

FYN is excited to announce the launch of FYN Vietnam today. Vietnamese would be able to participate in both local and international token sales using ETH & Fiat Currency (VND). FYN will eventually support other major currencies like USD and Euro in the near future, to make the token sale participation process much easier for our users located all over the globe.

New Era Energy aims to be the biggest clean energy ICO at an international level, with an ambitious fundraising target of 100m globally. New Era aims to build a global green movement, where individuals, green organizations can come together to build a cleaner world. Nera is currently working with green energy producers in Vietnam such as Bamboo Capital Group, has support from...

19:49

Blockchain Technology Breaks Down Borders Travelchain Token Sale Launches Today "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

One of the thing that is so often said about blockchain technology is that it is helping to create a world without borders. A world that you can interact with in a truly global sense.

And with regards to money this has largely been true.

If you own a given cryptocurrency, owning it in France is not functionally different from owning it in Russia or Canada or Brazil. And there is no functional difference between a domestic transaction and an international transaction, because the idea is totally anachronistic.

Cryptocurrencies exist online and the borders are wherever the internet doesnt exist, and thats about it.

And the rise of this private, secure, and decentralized system has resulted in a tidal wave of innovations built off the technology.

But why has the world been so quick to adapt these new technologies?

 

Increased freedom

It may seem clich but people dont like to be told what to do. And they certainly dont like being prevented from doing the things that they do want to do. Cryptocurrency being decentralized has made both of these things far harder for businesses, governments, and other interested parties. With the blockchain, the people doing the transactions are the ones that

And while this seems most immediately applicable to money (it is a currency after all), money touches every aspect of daily life. So the freeing of currency, by extension, frees up a litany of

their businesses to make the experience better and less expensive for customers.

 

Money is the root of all good?

As money and information are freed from the constraints of government and other third parties, companies and individuals can work together on a more equal ground, using terms they agree to rather than terms they are forced to agree to. It is no up to individuals to decide exactly what they want to share, where, why and with whom.

Financial freedom is the base of just about any service that is trying to make money, the more cosntrained they are regarding how and where they can accept or send money, the more constrained they are in developing, expanding, and improving their service.

Cryptocurrency removes many of the rules and generally accepted financial practices.

As stated above, the biggest change is the borderless market.

 

A borderless market, a borderless you

In the developed world you are rarely constrained insofar as where you can travel in theory anyway. But you are extremely constrained insofar as where you c...

19:43

Not Just Drugs Causing Antibiotic Resistance: Big Ags Herbicides Also to Blame "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

All bacteria will naturally mutate to avoid being killed off. This is the impetus of all life to save its own skin. However, even with the recent discovery that the overuse of antibiotic drugs has been causing bacteria to morph into superbugs, resistant to the antibiotics used to kill them, we have new evidence of another culprit in the war against disease. Its Big Ags herbicides.

Your body also naturally kills off bacteria, viruses and other foreign pathogens when it isnt choked with toxic chemicals, but just like the science proving that herbicides are killing off our natural immunity (via the shikimate pathway), we now have proof that while these Big Ag chemicals are making us weaker, they are making bacteria stronger.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has even warned that antibiotic resistance is now a global threat, yet one of the problems causing it, is hardly kept in check. In fact, herbicide use in farming, and even landscaping projects, has reached an all-time high.

These herbicides are causing lymphoma, breast cancer, and birth defects, but they are also contributing to antibiotic resistance. This is proved in recent research conducted by the New University of Canterbury which has confirmed that the active ingredients of the most commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below label application rates. Who can even imagine what these chemicals due in synergistic concert.

The study abstract states,

Targeted deletion of efflux pump genes largely neutralized the adaptive response in the cases of increased survival in antibiotics, indicating that the biochemistry of induced resistance was the same for formulations and specific ingredients. We found that glyphosate, dicamba, and 2,4-D, as well a...

19:38

How the Fake Boom Ends "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

How the Fake Boom Ends
by Bill Bonner

"As we outlined yesterday, Americans are richer than ever. (The 1% is, anyway. - CP) US household assets stand at $97 trillion. All over the world, wealth is surging, toowith the value of global stocks near a record high of $100 trillion. But theres a hitch: We allege that this wealth was built on fake money. If were right, is the wealth fake, too?

Cometh the Grim Reaper: As long-time Diary sufferers know, the Feds ultra-low interest rates over the past eight years have created the biggest pile of debt in history. Last week, the total US debt hit a new record at $68 trillionup from $29 trillion in 2000.
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19:36

Your Brain on DMT and How to Make It Naturally "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Most of our decisions are made emotionally. Almost all of them are made with a subconscious supposition formed around previous experience an imprint that was created from as early as the time we were in our mothers womb, until we are about five years old (some scientists say until we are 13), when it is said that our world view is already developed. This means if you were raised in a hostile environment, due to poverty, war, psychologically damaged parents, alcoholism, etc. you are likely to internalize a reality which then recreates itself over and over again in what Rupert Sheldrake calls the morphic field. DMT may be able to reverse this damaging psychological trajectory.

Conversely, if you were raised in an environment where everyone was loving and kind, all your needs were met with ease, and you were allowed to express yourself creatively, and autonomously, without enmeshment or other more overt forms of suppression of the Soul, then you would have a very different world view from which to base all future experiences and decisions upon.

To further explain this phenomenon, your childhood experience, or arguably your Souls experience through multiple lifetimes, would attach meaning to every other similar experience based on your past not on the present moment.

If the color red was associated with pain and upset, you would again feel pain and upset every time you saw this color, even though it is simply one of a myriad different vibrations on the viewable light spectrum. Red, would therefore act as a trigger.

In other people, red might signify passion, love, or creative force. You can see how this early programming can cause very different life trajectories and experiences. If red is associated to a highly traumatic experience, then we might even feel fearful and shrink into ourselves just seeing pink!

When the ancient yogis talked about samskaras rote patterns of thinking they may not have known specifically how proteins bind to neurons to reinforce these neural pathways, or neurosis every time someone once again sees red, but interestingly, this is exactly what happens.

The neural pathways are bound with proteins and then built up like scar tissue. In some of my earliest yoga classes I was taught that samskaras can be translated loosely to mean, some scars. I never knew how prescient this definition truly was until I learned more about the neurological processes of undoing the brains patterned thinking.

Nonetheless, substances like DMT, endogenous to the human body, but greatly inc...

19:30

Tezos Foundation Board Member Quits as Lawsuits, Allegations, Tensions Mount "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Tezos Foundation Board Member Quits as Lawsuits, Allegations, Tensions Mount

And then there were two. The historic, crowdfunded initial coin offering (ICO) start-up Tezos raised a quarter billion USD this summer, and to much acclaim. Now its embroiled in three class-action suits, its founders vying for control and legal costs. The latest news from the once-seemingly untouchable team is the resignation of Tezos Foundation Board Member Guido Schmitz-Krummacher, leaving a power vacuum and a community clamoring to be made whole.

Also read: Trezor Firmware Update Brings Shorter Addresses and Support for More Tokens

Tezos Foundation Board Member Quits as Lawsuits, Allegations, Tensions Mount

Tezos Board Must Have Three Members

Kathleen and Arthur Breitman own Dynamic Ledger Solutions, Inc. (DLS), and thereby control the projects source code. The Foundation, run by...

19:26

New Study Finds Inflammation Is Cause of Almost Every Disease: Heres What You Can Do About It "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The latest science is in, and though it is being used to promote a pharmaceutical solution (is it any surprise?), there are natural ways to stop chronic inflammation in the body a problem that is now linked directly to the top five killers on our planet heart disease, cancer, neurodegenerative disease, and diseases of the gut, primarily.

The latest evidence of inflammations contributory role in disease came just months ago, when a global clinical trial of 10,000 patients who had previous heart attacks showed that an anti-inflammatory drug from Novartis reduced their risk of further heart attacks or strokes. A surprise side effect: The drug also sharply cut the risk of lung cancer. While Big Pharma would like our take-away from this study to be: Oh, I need this incredible drug! theres another obvious fact we can glean.

Inflammation, as has been suggested by ancient medicine from China to South America to India, is the source of almost all disease. Stopping it would therefore stop most diseases from developing or progressing.

Heres why inflammation is so critical to understand:

The human being has a normal inflammatory response any time we are injured or a foreign pathogen enters our bodies. While modern medicine has been trying to throw medicine after medicine at the symptoms of disease, they rarely look at the underlying cause of it.

Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Ayurveda, along with other anciently wise medicinal traditions know better. They look at the root issue, and never prescribe an antidote without first trying to find the underlying cause of a disease.

For example, heart disease is caused by inflammation of the arteries. Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimers and Parkinsons disease are caused by the inflammation of the brain. Arthritis is caused by inflammation of the joints, and depression, chronic fatigue, and almost all ailments which start in the gut care caused by inflammation of the intestinal tract. Root cause? INFLAMMATION!

The body uses its natural defense, inflammation, when we need to repair damaged cells or fight against viruses and bacteria. This is how the body heals itself.

The problem is that chronic inflammation caused by a toxic diet, lack of sleep, stress, a lack of exercise, along with altered gut flora, etc. occurs. This is what happens when the body mistakes...

19:25

Chrysin attenuates atopic dermatitis by suppressing inflammation of keratinocytes. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Food Chem Toxicol. 2017 Dec ;110:142-150. Epub 2017 Oct 16. PMID: 29050978 Abstract Title:  Chrysin attenuates atopic dermatitis by suppressing inflammation of keratinocytes. Abstract:  We previously reported the inhibitory effect of chrysin, a natural flavonoid plentifully contained in propolis, vegetables and fruits, on the mast cell-mediated allergic reaction. In this study, we evaluated the effect of chrysin on atopic dermatitis (AD) and defined underlying mechanisms of action. We used an AD model in BALB/c mice by the repeated local exposure of 2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB) and house dust mite (Dermatophagoides farinae extract, DFE) to the ears. Repeated alternative treatment of DNCB/DFE caused AD-like skin lesions. Oral administration of chrysin diminished AD symptoms such as ear thickness and histopathological analysis, in addition to serum IgE and IgG2a levels. Chrysin decreased infiltration of mast cells, and reduced serum histamine level. Chrysin also suppressed AD by inhibiting the inflammatory responses of Th1, Th2, and Th17 cells in mouse lymph node and ear. Interestingly, chrysin significantly inhibited the production of cytokines, Th2 chemokines, CCL17 and CCL22 by the down-regulation of p38 MAPK, NF-B, and STAT1 in tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-/interferon (IFN)--stimulated human keratinocytes (HaCaT). Chrysinalso inhibited TNF-/IFN--stimulated IL-33 expression in HaCaT cells and mouse primary keratinocytes. Taken together, the results indicate that chrysin suppressed AD symptoms, suggesting that chrysin might be a candidate for the treatment of AD and skin allergic diseases.

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19:22

Man makes Christmas card photo every year for 10 years after family tell him to get sober "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

John Cessna is a man with a mission. His family told him to sober up and send nice Christmas cards and hes taken the first part seriously, given up the booze but flicks two fingers at the second and tries to send the worst ones possible.

In 2008 my mom instructed me to sober up and send my own Christmas cards to family and friends. Heres every year since, including the new one for 2017! says Johncessna over on Reddit.

This has become a bit of an institution on the internet with many people not thinking its Christmas until theyve seen John Cessnas work this year.

Take it away John.

1. 2008

2. 2009

3. 2010

4. 2011

5. 2012

6. 2013

7. 2014

8. 2015

9. 2016

10. 2017


Source: Reddit

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19:18

Defense Secretary Mattis discusses his favorite books, and why "IndyWatch Feed Survival"





[General James Mattis, you have] accumulated perhaps one of the largest personal libraries of an active-duty military officer ever known in the modern world. What was behind this?
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Defense Secretary Mattis discusses his favorite books, and why

19:13

Patrick Ainley discussion paper on Michael Gove "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Revisiting Michael Gove et als 2005 pamphlet, DIRECT DEMOCRACY, An Agenda for a New Model Party, this article finds in it the blueprint for power Gove made in campaigning to leave the EU that indicates an unfinished Agenda for English primary and secondary education under hard Brexit complementing measures proposed for tertiary education in the []

19:08

Crypto: The End of Freedom! "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

 

Cryptocurrency will make a huge number of people fabulously rich, whilst choking the life out of the human race. A dire warning from Brandon Smith found here: http://www.alt-market.com/articles/33...

19:05

These results corroborated with the neuroprotective effect of chrysin in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Chem Biol Interact. 2017 Oct 18 ;279:111-120. Epub 2017 Oct 18. PMID: 29054324 Abstract Title:  Protective role of chrysin on 6-hydroxydopamine-induced neurodegeneration a mouse model of Parkinson's disease: Involvement of neuroinflammation and neurotrophins. Abstract:  Chrysin is a natural flavonoid which is found in bee propolis, honey and various plants, and neuroprotective effect of chrysin in mice was previously demonstrated by our group. Neuroinflammation, neurotrophic factors and neuronal recovery factors associated with the neuroprotective effect of this flavonoid require further investigations. Thus, now we investigated the possible involvement of inflammatory cytokines, neurotrophic factors and neuronal recovery in the effect of chrysin in 6-hydroxidopamine (6-OHDA), a well-established model of Parkinson's disease, in striatum of mice. The 6-OHDA microinjection induced behavioral alterations on the rotarod test and apomorphine-induced circling behavior in mice. 6-OHDA administration elevated levels of tumour necrosis factor-, interferon-gamma, interleukin-1, interleukin-2, interleukin-6 and nuclear factor-kappa B and decreased the interleukin-10 levels, total reactive antioxidant potential and total antioxidant reactivity in striatum, as well as, modified the calcium-binding protein B (S100B), brain-derived neurotrophic factor, nerve growth factor and glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor levels. The intrastriatal injection of 6-OHDA also induced an decrease of dopamine, 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid, homovanylic acid levels and tyrosine hydroxylase content. Oral treatment with chrysin (10 mg/kg, 28 days), culminated with the prevention of these alterations occasioned by 6-OHDA. These results corroborated with the neuroprotective effect of chrysin in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and, indicated the mechanism involved throught the inflammatory cytokines, neurotrophic factors and recovery of dopaminergic neurons in striatum.

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19:00

Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis Can BTG/USD Stay Above $250? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin gold price is currently under a correction and is holding the $260 support against the US Dollar.
  • There is a major bullish trend line forming with support at $265 on the hourly chart of BTG/USD (data feed from Bitfinex).
  • The pair must stay above the $260 and $265 support levels to bounce back in the near term.

Bitcoin gold price is currently correcting lower against the US Dollar. BTG/USD must hold $260 and the 100 hourly SMA to trade back above $300.

Bitcoin Gold Price Trend

There was a minor correction wave initiated from the $347 swing high against the US Dollar. The price declined below the $320 and $300 support levels and traded close to the $250 level. There was also a push below the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $241 low to $347 high. However, the 100 hourly simple moving average, currently at $270 protected declines.

More importantly, there is a major bullish trend line forming with support at $265 on the hourly chart of BTG/USD. The trend line support is just above the 100 hourly simple moving average, which is currently at $270. Moreover, the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $241 low to $347 high is near $265. Therefore, a break below the $260-270 support zone wont be easy.

Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis BTG USD

As long as the price is above the $260 support, it could bounce back and move above the $300 level. Above $300, the next target for buyers could be around the last swing high of $347. On the flip side, a break below the $260 support will most likely set the tone for a test of $200.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for BTG/USD is currently reducing its bearish slope.

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

Major Support Level $260

Major Resistance Level $300

 

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19:00

A Clue in the Bee Death Mystery "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"



Disturbing the fungi balance could well be the actual vector, but it is certainly triggered by the application of a spectrum of pesticides.

The damage done is huge and ongoing.  Collapsing the insect biomass naturally collapses the song bird biomass as well..   Worse the toxins do enter the hydraulic system and this means it all crosses the skin barrier of all aquatic animals.  This surely has led to the collapse of the population of amphibians.

Add in the attack by Roundup on the biological world, including the human decline in fertility and the case for organic methodology is made.
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A Clue in the Bee Death Mystery 

Insecticides are often blamed, but new signs point to another chemical. 

Tom PhilpottNov. 29, 2017 6:00 AM 

http://www.motherjones.com/food/2017/11/a-clue-in-the-bee-death-mystery/# 

A rusty-patched bumble bee....

19:00

30 Year NSA Employee Turned Whistleblower: 'The Ultimate Goal of the NSA is Total Population Control' "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

William Binney is a former high ranking intelligence official with the National Security Agency (NSA). He is one of the highest placed intelligence officials to ever blow the whistle on insider NSA knowings.

He made headlines when he resigned in 2001 after 9/11, having worked more than thirty years for the agency. He was a leading code-breaker against the Soviet Union during the Cold war, and was repelled by the United States massive surveillance programs.

Hes had quite the go, starting in 2002 when he let the public know of a system ( trailblazer) intended to analyze data carried on communication networks (like the internet).

He exposed the agencies eavesdropping program and has faced harassment from the FBI, NSA and more. He has been in and out of the court room ever since he decided to resign and blow the whistle.


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19:00

Giving Birth in a Stable? Ten reasons it might have the edge on Labour Ward. "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

The greatest birth story ever told has a lot to teach 21st century policy makers, writes Milli Hill

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When it comes to giving birth, maybe newer, shinier and more technological isnt necessarily always better? Could the beeping machines and vigilant docs, which weve all been led to believe epitomise progress and are so very essential to our labours, actually be making things worse?! Have we forgotten that woman are mammals, and lost our respect for the true physiology of birth?

I think we have, but I also think we need the docs as well. In The Positive Birth Book, I've tried to stress that, rather than perpetuate what I call the 'Tealights vs Forceps' battle, we need to acknowlege that truly safe birth needs both. We need to understand more about what makes women's bodies 'work' or 'not work' in labour, and we also need to have respect for the 'back up' and 'safety net' that the obstetricians provide. 

Unfortunately at the moment it's the former that we've lost touch with. Whilst we happily provide pandas in the zoo and our pet cat with the basics they need to give birth and bond with their babies, when it comes to women we tend to forget that we also need to go back to the mammalian basics. We need to provide - darkness, safety, quiet, warmth, familiar people, calmness, and no interruptions - if we are to give women's bodies the chance to do what they were built to do. If we provide all this, and labour still does not progress as it should, then - and only then - we need to look for medical assistance. 

And so, although the straw might be a little spiky on the knees, I think there's a lot we can learn from the idea of birth in a stable. Heres a few reasons why it might be a more fabulous place to give birth than you might think:


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18:54

Survey: Most Bitcoin Investors Expect Even Fatter Returns in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

According to the survey by LendEDU, almost three-quarters of bitcoin investors in the U.S. plan to increase the size of their holdings next year.

18:52

Help!!! Severe coyote problem!!!! "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Okay monkeys---I know I hardly post, but I need some serious advice from some weathered coyote experts.

The setup: 30 acre farm, surrounded by 100's of acres of uninhabited timberland on 3 sides. All 30 acres is pastureland with a few trees along fence lines and tree lines on 3 sides.

The problem: DOZENS of coyotes! They've learned that there is a food source--chickens, goats, rabbits. Chickens and goats are put up at dusk, but the coyotes got smart and started getting the...

Help!!! Severe coyote problem!!!!

18:45

Co-delivery of curcumin and chrysin by polymeric nanoparticles inhibit synergistically growth and hTERT gene expression in human colorectal cancer cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Nutr Cancer. 2017 Nov-Dec;69(8):1290-1299. Epub 2017 Oct 30. PMID: 29083232 Abstract Title:  Co-Delivery of Curcumin and Chrysin by Polymeric Nanoparticles Inhibit Synergistically Growth and hTERT Gene Expression in Human Colorectal Cancer Cells. Abstract:  Nanoparticle (NP)-based combinational chemotherapy has been proposed as a potent approach for improving intracellular drug concentrations and attaining synergistic effects in colorectal cancer therapy. Here, two well-known herbal substances, Curcumin (Cur) and Chrysin (Chr), were co-encapsulated in PEGylated PLGA NPs and investigated their synergistic inhibitory effect against Caco-2 cancer cells. Characterization of nanoformulated drugs was determined using DLS, FTIR, TEM, and SEM. Drug release study was performed using dialysis method. MTT and real-time PCR assays were applied to evaluate the cytotoxic effects of free and nano-encapsulated drugs on expression level of hTERT in Caco-2 cells. The results showed that free drugs and nano-formulations exhibited a dose-dependent cytotoxicity against Caco-2 cells and especially, Cur-Chr-PLGA/PEG NPs had more synergistic antiproliferative effect and significantly arrested the growth of cancer cells than the other groups (P

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18:30

Social Media Race for Decentralization "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

This year, a large number of decentralized social networks have been created: some of them are already functioning and some are undergoing different stages of testing. The real battle for users is just beginning, and the content creators can yet again feel their value, being rewarded for their work. The era of decentralized Internet is gaining its momentum.

STEEMIT

In 2016, the worlds first decentralized blockchain-based social network was launched. Now Steemit is considered one of the most important blockchain projects.

Roughly speaking, this resource is in some ways similar to Reddit, with the only difference is that users can get real profit in the form of Steem cryptocurrency for creating interesting content. And the entry barrier is minimal: its enough to just create an account and start making money.

GOLOS

Due to the geographical limitations of Steemit in Eastern Europe, the platform was forked creating the Golos project. The main difference with Golos is that it is designed specifically for Russian-speaking users: the platforms developers believe that users who do not speak English have very few chances to participate in the daily distribution of awards for Steemit. The economic model of Golos is at the moment the same as in Steemit.

AKASHA

It would be strange if there was no project of a decentralized Ethereum-based social network.

The social network Akasha has similar functionality and capabilities as Steemit, at least at the alpha release stage. It allows users to publish articles, vote for the articles they like, post comments and, in the long run, get paid for it. But, unlike Steemit, transactions on Akasha are quite expensive, because they use gas, as in any other Ethereum-based application. And this is the main drawback of the Akasha platform.

E-CHAT

In the development stage, the project looks quite attractive to ordinary users. It includes possibilities of social networks, such as Instagram, as well as instant messengers, it has a Steemit-like earning model, but payments for likes are paid in the two most popular cryptocurrencies:  BTC and ETH.

Users can feel confident using the app, knowing their data is protected through the blockchain, which stores all of the information in a decentralized network.

As a digital transformation leader, e-Chat builds distributed platforms and next-gen capabilities like machine learning, IoT, and speech/image recognition. Our unique blend of user-design, data disciplines, and understanding of the customer journey delivers a richer user experience, easier consumption, and powerful emotional insights.

As a result, we can say tha...

18:29

This is the most evil word search youll see today "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The most evil thing you will see today. writes InfinitiesLoop over on Reddit.

The evilest thing Ive seen today is the death of net neutrality. But this is a close second writes rpremorade.

Source: Reddit

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18:27

Barley -glucan reduces blood cholesterol levels via interrupting bile acid metabolism. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Br J Nutr. 2017 Nov ;118(10):822-829. Epub 2017 Nov 8. PMID: 29115200 Abstract Title:  Barley-glucan reduces blood cholesterol levels via interrupting bile acid metabolism. Abstract:  Underlying mechanisms responsible for the cholesterol-lowering effect of-glucan have been proposed, yet have not been fully demonstrated. The primary aim of this study was to determine whether the consumption of barley -glucan lowers cholesterol by affecting the cholesterol absorption, cholesterol synthesis or bile acid synthesis. In addition, this study was aimed to assess whether the underlying mechanisms are related to cholesterol 7 hydroxylase (CYP7A1) SNP rs3808607 as proposed by us earlier. In a controlled, randomised, cross-over study, participants with mild hypercholesterolaemia (n 30) were randomly assigned to receive breakfast containing 3 g high-molecular weight (HMW), 5 g low-molecular weight (LMW), 3 g LMW barley -glucan or a control diet, each for 5 weeks. Cholesterol absorption was determined by assessing the enrichment of circulating 13C-cholesterol over 96 h following oral administration; fractional rate of synthesis for cholesterolwas assessed by measuring the incorporation rate of 2H derived from deuterium oxide within the body water pool into the erythrocyte cholesterol pool over 24 h; bile acid synthesis was determined by measuring serum 7-hydroxy-4-cholesten-3-one concentrations. Consumption of 3 g HMW -glucan decreased total cholesterol (TC) levels (P=0029), but did not affect cholesterol absorption (P=025) or cholesterol synthesis (P=014). Increased bile acid synthesis after consumption of 3 g HMW -glucan was observed in all participants (P=0049), and more pronounced in individuals carrying homozygous G of rs3808607 (P=0033). In addition, a linear relationship between log (viscosity) of -glucan and serum 7-HC concentration was observed in homozygous G allele carriers. Results indicate that increased bile acid synthesis rather than inhibition of cholesterol absorption or synthesis may be responsible for the cholesterol-lowering effect of barley -glucan. The pronounced TC reduction in G allele carriers of rs3808607 observed in the previous study may be due to enhanced bile acid synthesis in response to high-viscosity -glucan consumption in those individuals.

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17:59

Chrysin or its derivative has a promising potential to be a novel therapeutic for the management of liver cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Mar 20 ;36(1):44. Epub 2017 Mar 20. PMID: 28320429 Abstract Title:  Chrysin inhibited tumor glycolysis and induced apoptosis in hepatocellular carcinoma by targeting hexokinase-2. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Hexokinase-2(HK-2) plays dual roles in glucose metabolism and mediation of cell apoptosis, making it an attractive target for cancer therapy. Chrysin is a natural flavone found in plant extracts which are widely used as herb medicine in China. In the present study, we investigated the antitumor activity of chrysin against hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the role of HK-2 played for chrysin to exert its function.METHODS: The expression of HK-2 in HCC cell line and tumor tissue was examined by western blotting and immunohistochemistry staining. The activities of chrysin against HCC cell proliferation and tumor glycolysis were investigated. Chrysin-induced apoptosis was analyzed by flow cytometry. The effect of chrysin on HK-2 expression and the underlying mechanisms by which induced HCC cell apoptosis were studied. In HK-2 exogenous overexpression cell, the changes of chrysin-induced cell apoptosis and glycolysis suppression were investigated. HCC cell xenograft model was used to confirm the antitumor activity of chrysin in vivo and the effect on HK-2 was tested in chrysin-treated tumor tissue.RESULTS: In contrast with normal cell lines and tissue, HK-2 expression was substantially elevated in the majority of tested HCC cell lines and tumor tissue. Owing to the decrease of HK-2 expression, glucose uptake and lactate production in HCC cells were substantially inhibited after exposure to chrysin. After chrysin treatment, HK-2 which combined with VDAC-1 on mitochondria was significantly declined, resulting in the transfer of Bax from cytoplasm to mitochondria and induction of cell apoptosis. Chrysin-mediated cell apoptosis and glycolysis suppression were dramatically impaired in HK-2 exogenous overexpression cells. Tumor growth in HCC xenograft models was significantly restrained after chrysin treatment and significant decrease of HK-2 expression was observed in chrysin-treated tumor tissue.CONCLUSION: Through suppressing glycolysis and inducing apoptosis in HCC, chrysin, or its derivative has a promising potential to be a novel therapeutic for HCC management, especially for those patients with high HK-2 expression.

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17:48

Substratum answers censorship call "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Web censorship is on the rise, according to research by Freedom on the Net, two-thirds of all internet users live in countries where criticism of the government, military, or ruling family is subject to censorship. The World Economic Forum reported that global internet freedom declined in 2016 for the sixth consecutive year, 2017 is likely to be even worse.

Internet freedom in the US was dealt a huge blow yesterday when the Federal Communications Commission voted to rescind regulations governing companies that provide broadband services to consumers. This essentially gives broadband providers in the US the power to control what they serve to their customers, and more importantly what they block.

These net neutrality regulations were originally introduced by the Democrats under the previous administration. Trumps administration evidently does not approve of a free and unfettered internet so has decided to unravel the regulations that gave net neutrality lawfulness. The rules prevented internet service providers from blocking content, throttling access speeds and enforcing paid prioritization upon their customers. Once through US broad band companies would have a green light to discriminate and manipulate your internet traffic according to one Democrat on the FCC panel. Top ISPs such as Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Charter and CenturyLink will have more freedom to control what they allow their users to see on the internet. According to Wikipedia these top five US providers have almost 80 million subscribers combined.

As America moves to join many of the Middle Eastern and Asian nations that regularly and actively censor the internet we need to look towards the blockchain for a solution. It just so happens that a recent ICO provides a token that does just that.

Substratum provides a method of serving decentralized web content via a range of operating systems and browsers without the need for technical knowledge of crypto currencies and blockchains. Their websites states:

Information wants to be free, not locked down by censorship or net neutrality laws. Substratum provides tools anyone can use to help keep the internet accessible through decentralization. We support an equal, fair, and open internet.

By installing a Substratum node participants will get rewarded with the crypto currency for serving content to others living in countries that filter the web. Traders reacted to the news quickly and SUB price jumped from $0.36 to a record top of $0.50 within a couple of hours. A small correction brought prices back down to $0.40 but they soon began to ratchet...

17:47

WhatDoesitMean.com 12-13-17 Russia Shines Light To Future Of World As American Destruction Warned Imminent "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Although I may not understand all of this one, nor do I take the return to Christian principles as my own lifes path (hey, those principles are found in all spiritual paths), there are many references in these reports which I find helpful in researching whats really going on in this world. Also, this particular report (and others) goes along with the bulk of what Lada Ray has been telling us about Russia they are playing the role of world balancer, as the West goes through its insane appearing close out days.

As always, read with discernment. And please go to the original article to view all of the images.

Found this at RMN.

as Russia has now provided a lighted path to the world in its becoming the first GMO-free nation in history, while at the same time its having invented a revolutionary fracking process eliminating the need for dangerous chemicals, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) [the worlds central bank] has, nevertheless, issued a warning stating that the Goldilocks Economy of America has, once again, entered int...

17:42

A Planet for the Asteroid Belt "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The Asteroid Belt is a well known part of our solar system it separates the inner planets from the outer planets. Earlier in the teachings of the Mystery School, we learned that the Asteroid Belt was in fact one of planets in our solar system, and that its denizens emigrated to Earth in holographic ... Read moreA Planet for the Asteroid Belt

17:30

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP/USD Surges Toward $1.00 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights

  • Ripple price is surging higher and it recently moved above the $0.9000 level against the US Dollar.
  • Yesterdays highlighted monster bullish trend line with current support at $0.6500 is intact on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
  • The pair might continue to move higher and it will most likely resume uptrend above $0.9000.

Ripple price is rocketing higher against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD is now set for a move towards the $1.00 handle in the near term.

Ripple Price Next Target

There were solid gains in Ripple price as it surged above the $0.8000 level against the US Dollar. The price was able to move above the $0.9000 level as well and traded to new all-time high of $0.9025. It seems like the pair is in a major uptrend above $0.6000 and the current move is only corrective. The best part is the fact that yesterdays highlighted monster bullish trend line with current support at $0.6500 is intact on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair.

There was a dip below the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $0.4000 low to $0.9025 high. However, the downside move was protected by the trend line support and the $0.6000 level. Sellers succeeded in pushing the price lower below $0.8000, but the current price action is only corrective. XRP tested the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $0.4000 low to $0.9025 high. It has likely completed the correction and is currently above the $0.7000 level.

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP USD

As long as the trend line support remains intact, there can be a retest of $0.9000. A break above $0.9000 would call for a test of $1.00.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for XRP/USD is currently in the bearish zone, but recovering.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for XRP/USD is once again moving higher toward 65.

Major Support Level $0.6000

Major Resistance Level $0.9000

 

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17:30

Bitcoin IRA Review Tax Free Crypto? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The post Bitcoin IRA Review Tax Free Crypto? appeared first on 99 Bitcoins.

Investors are jumping for joy about the incredible explosion of wealth they can gain from cryptocurrencies. However, many remain blithely unaware of the elephant in the room: the tax collector. Have you already profited from your investments, but youre hazy about the tax implications? If so, speak to your accountant. Moving forward, you can shield [...]

17:22

House Shaped Gift Box With Quilling "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

A house shaped gift box is so simple to make using a recycled packing box, and looks great for so many occassions! Who wouldn't wan't to make a gift box that is also a really great looking decoration, and if...

17:11

NEMS BULLS CLOSE ABOVE $0.58 AS BUYERS AIM AT $0.76 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS FOR DECEMBER 15, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

NEM bulls are on the upper hand after bouncing off the middle BB which is our immediate support.

For all we know, NEM push and close above $0.58 means resumption of bull pressure and as such buyers should be aiming for $0.76. Monero, LTC and DASH are still correcting and we expect some form of bull pressure in the coming sessions.

IOTA is bearish and currently USD bulls are trending below $3.9 support with bear candlesticks banding along the lower BB as sellers aim at $2.8

Lets look at the charts:

NEM BULLS DRIVE PRICES ABOVE $0.58

alt coin NEM Bulls 4HR chart technical analysisXEMUSD 4HR Chart for December 15, 2017

As mentioned yesterday, NEM prices were consolidating and finding resistance at December 12 highs of $0.58.

From this set up we notice that the resistance trend line connecting December 8 and 12 was the main obstacle preventing appreciation.

At the same time, the 20 period MA defined our support line. After the consolidation, there was a dip.  However, NEM bulls picked up from the main support pushing prices above the minor resistance trend line and closing above $0.58.

Even though prices might correct in a retest, bulls can comfortably enter long and gear up for last weeks highs of $0.76 as their immediate bull target.

DASH BULLS SLOWING EVEN AFTER TESTING $1000

alt coin DASH 4HR chart technical analysis DASHUSD 4HR Chart for December 15, 2017

Even though DASH inched up higher and tested $1000, there is considerable bear pressure at those levels.

Not only are we seeing lower highs relative to the upper BB, but we have bearish stochastics complete with a bear divergence.

Despite this, the general trend is bullish. In line with this, we shall only initiate long trades with immediate support at the 20 period MA and December 3 highs at around $820.

Any dip to these levels which is confirmed by strong bulls mean we go long after close.

IOTA BEARS DRIVING PRICES LOWER

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17:00

Altered muscarinic receptor expression in the cerebral cortex of epileptic rats: restorative role of Withania somnifera. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biochem Cell Biol. 2017 Dec 7. Epub 2017 Dec 7. PMID: 29216436 Abstract Title:  Altered muscarinic receptor expression in the cerebral cortex of epileptic rats: Restorative role of Withania somnifera. Abstract:  Temporal Lobe Epilepsy involves a sequence of events which can lead to neurotransmitter signalling alterations. Many herbal extracts are considered as alternative therapeutic method for epilepsy management. In the present study, we investigated the effect of Withania somnifera (WS) root extract and Withanolide A (WA) in the management of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Confocal imaging of TOPRO-3 stained cortical sections showed severe damage in epileptic brain. We also observed a reduced antioxidant potential and increased peroxide level in epileptic group. Oxidative stress resulted in the down regulation of CREB, NF-B and TNF- with an up regulation of the apoptotic factors Caspase 8, 3 and bax in epileptic group. Epileptic condition also resulted in an increased muscarinic receptor binding and mRNA expression in the cerebral cortex. Withania somnifera and Withanolide A significantly reversed the altered muscarinic receptor expression and reversed the oxidative stress and resultant derailment in cell signalling. Thus our studies suggest that Withania somnifera and Withanolide A play an important role in central muscarinic receptor functional balance and activation of antioxidant system in the cerebralcortex of temporal lobe epileptic condition. These findings can be of immense therapeutic significance for epileptic management.

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17:00

Where The Temperature Rules The Sun "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Ive held for a long time that there is a regulatory mechanism in the tropics that keeps the earths temperature within very narrow bounds on average (e.g. 0.3C over the 20th Century). This mechanism is the timing and amount of the daily emergence of the cumulus cloud field, and the timing and emergence of

17:00

Edward Snowden: The 'Five Eyes' Super National Intelligence Organization is Watchin You "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

More information regarding the United States massive surveillance program has surfaced again, via Edward Snowden, an NSA whistleblower who stole thousands of classified documents before leaving the country.

Mainstream media networks in North America completely blacked out the interview, but that hasnt stopped the information revealed during the interview from spreading across the planet.

Not only has your entire life been tracked, stored and recorded using multiple techniques, we now know that a super national intelligence organization known as the five eyes are behind it all, can do whatever they want, and are far beyond the laws of their own country.

They are an international group within the intelligence community that nobody knows anything about.

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16:43

The Tasks of the Great White Sisterhood "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

After asking questions about Sri Sathya Sai Baba and magenta velvet robes, the Ladies of the Mystery School are introduced to a new role their role as the Great White Sisterhood. They are also tasked with a new challenge, that is, channelling and bringing forth the teachings of Andromeda from their outer time bodies ... Read moreThe Tasks of the Great White Sisterhood

16:23

Have cryptoassets created $0.5 trillion in social value? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Vitalik Buterin poses that question, do read his whole storm. Here are the last three tweets:

How many Venezuelans have actually been protected by us from hyperinflation?

How much actual usage of micropayment channels is there actually in reality?

The answer to all of these questions is definitely not zero, and in some cases its quite significant. But not enough to say its $0.5T levels of significant. Not enough.

Let me set aside the question of enabling grey or black market activities, and let us put aside the bubbly component of these assets, which may or may not be real.  Id like to focus on the underlying fundamentals.

Furthermore, crypto-assets have not consumed half a trillion in social costs, though Id like to see the electricity bill.  So mine is the concrete question: insofar as crypto-assets have served as hedges and stores of value, is that social value or just a private return at some offsetting rent-seeking-based social cost?

Stores of value

Lets say I build a warehouse and store some furniture in it, because I am moving and I dont want to throw out the sofa but need to keep it somewhere for a month.  The gains from storing that furniture can be captured by standard cost-benefit methods, and few would doubt that is a legitimate private and also social efficiency.  I am carrying sitting capacity into the future.

With crypto-assets, I am carrying wealth more generally into the future.  The person who most wants that payoff structure for the wealth carry will end up owning the crypto-asset.

Do I hold and carry forward that wealth at the expense of other people?  Is creating a crypto-asset, in welfare terms, a bit like being a counterfeiter and thus rent-transferring and wasteful?  Or is it more like storing a sofa while moving house?

Or is the crypto-asset more like an insurance contract, and thus again wealth-enhancing?  I see it as performing a mix of the store of value and insurance functions.

If the crypto-asset is rent-seeking (the electricity cost aside), exactly whose purchasing power is diminished?  Presumably the Bitcoin and Ether millionaires spend more of their money and drive prices up for others.  But it seems that is a pecuniary externality, not a real social cost of the kind that would justify a judgment of socially wasteful rent-seeking.

Maybe it makes more sense to view the crypto-assets as a new kind of insurance contract: if some of my othe...

16:20

In5D Alternative News for December 15, 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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16:13

Coinbase CEO: more services and coins in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Coinbase may be the bane of many traders lives, their customer support is pretty much non-existent, their fees are higher than most other exchanges, coin prices are often higher than elsewhere, transaction times are woeful, and dont even bother trying to access the site when there is high traffic it probably wont be online. Trading is often suspended when there is a lot of demand as in the recent case with Litecoin. So how can Coinbase get on top of things during this unprecedented spell of crypto mania.

Crypto traders needed some feel good news about Coinbase and it came in the form of a recent CNBC interview with co-founder and chief executive Brian Armstrong. During the brief dialogue he mentioned how the Bitcoin boon has made crypto trading in general Stock Market 2.0. To facilitate this Coinbase will be offering a new service called Coinbase Custody which is seeking to become the first qualified custodian for institutions that are looking to store digital currency.

Continuing on the theme of stock market evolution into crypto markets Armstrong said that Coinbase has plans to expand its altcoin listings from the current three they have available next year.

The ones that are the most exciting to us that we have on the platform today are bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin, but theres many more that are going to be added to the platform in 2018 and I think this is going to be a really exciting space for all kinds of institutional investors to make money.

There is a lot of conjecture at the moment as to how many and what altcoins they will be adding to their marketplace. The likelihood is that they will choose the ones that have the greatest demand; a good indicator for this is the market capacity. In addition to Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum already listed the others in the top ten are Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Iota, Dash, Monero, Nem and Bitcoin Gold.

He went on to state that the firm has avoided listing any ICOs on the exchange due to regulatory uncertainty and SEC legislation. A number of factors needed careful consideration before a new asset can be listed;

these include regulatory risk, diligence on the team, security audit on the coin, and the customer demand.

Armstrong signed off by stating Coinbase is

looking to provide a safe place where customers can have assets that they trust and participate in this market.

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16:05

Planetary Event Earth Will Align With The Galactic Center December 18th-19th "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Lucia Ren, I normally take the month of December off, but this December seems to be different. Im committed to much energetic work for the planet this month and am breaking my normal December silence to give you a heads up Ive been working with a few other psychics. Were watching a developing situation []

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16:03

Middle Rio Grande Pueblo Tribal Consortium Broadband Connectivity Fiber Optic Groundbreaking Set for Monday 12/18 "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published December 15, 2017

Tribally-Owned Fiber Optic Network to Serve Tribal Libraries: Pueblos of Cochiti, San Felipe, Santa Ana and Santo Domingo 

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, NEW MEXICO The Middle Rio Grande Pueblo Tribal Consortium (MRGPTC or Consortium) is excited to announce its fiber optic network groundbreaking on Monday, December 18, 2017, at San Felipe Pueblo. The Consortium is a partnership of four Pueblo libraries: Cochiti, San Felipe, Santa Ana and Santo Domingo.

Please join the Tribal communities to celebrate Tribes Connecting Tribes at the groundbreaking site and luncheon. (See below for directions.)

Governor Robert B. Coriz, Pueblo of Santo Domingo, credited the Tribes commitment to exercising Tribal sovereignty with making the E-rate project a reality. The Tribes now hold the distinct recognition of being the first in a multi-Tribal collaborative project to empower its people with broadened educational opportunities, said Governor Coriz.

Governor Lawrence Montoya, Pueblo of Santa Ana, similarly praised the power of Tribal collaboration to help end the digital divide. The efforts of our Tribal consortium to bring critical infrastructure to our four Pueblos is proof that rural Tribal communities can successfully connect [and excel] by working together and exercising self-determination to improve community well-being, remarked Governor Montoya.

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16:02

Legislation Introduced to Restore Tribal Jurisdiction over Domestic Violence Incidents on Tribal Land to Children and Law Enforcement "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published December 15, 2017

WASHINGTON  On Thursday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced the bipartisan Native Youth and Tribal Officer Protection Act (NYTOPA) to build on the Tribal jurisdiction provisions in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013) by extending protections to children and law enforcement personnel involved in domestic violence incidents on Tribal lands. The bill also will enhance federal coordination of victim resources for Tribal communities. 
 
VAWA 2013 restored the authority of Tribes to arrest and prosecute offenders, regardless of their race, for acts of domestic violence committed within the boundaries of their jurisdiction. Since enactment, at least 16 Tribes have undertaken the steps to exercise the special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction (SDVCJ) restored by VAWA 2013 leading to over 120 arrests. But VAWA 2013 did not allow Tribes to arrest or prosecute offenders for threatened domestic violence, domestic violence against children, or violence committed against law enforcement personnel enforcing SDVCJ.  NYTOPA addresses these gaps to help protect Native families and Tribal justice officials from violent offenders.
 
There are far too many desperate stories illustrating how Native American women, children and law enforcement are caught up in acts of domestic violence while the perpetrator goes unpunished. The failure to shield these individuals from violence should outrage us all, said Udall, who helped craft the Tribal provisions in VAWA 2013 and has worked to strengthen Tribes ability to prevent and prosecute domestic violence since he served as New Mexicos attorney general. With this bill, we can close a dark and desperate loophole in Tribal criminal jurisdiction.
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16:01

Cherokee Nation Donates $47,000 to Area CASA Organizations "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

 

CASA of Cherokee Country Advocate and Trainer Liz Rainbolt, Board of Directors President Ginger Reeves, Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr., CASA of Cherokee Country Executive Director Jo Prout, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Tribal Council Speaker Joe Byrd, and CASA of Cherokee Country board members and Cherokee Nation employees Brian Jackson and Brad Eubanks.

Published December 15, 2017

TAHLEQUAH The Cherokee Nation donated a total of $47,000 to two area court-appointed special advocate organizations this week as part of the tribes annual contributions.

Together, Court Appointed Special Advocates of Cherokee Country and Child Advocates of Northeastern Oklahoma advocated in court cases for more than 300 Cherokee and non-Cherokee children during the last year.

Court-appointed special advocates serve as independent eyes and ears in court cases that often involve child neglect, abuse or custody concerns.

Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr., Child Advocates of Northeastern Oklahoma Executive Director Angela Henderson, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Tribal Councilor Keith Austin.

The two groups have gone above and beyond for both Cherokee and non-Cherokee children this year, said Principal Chief Bill John Baker. It is a privilege for us...

16:00

Bitcoin Is A Bubble According To Ageing Property Investor "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

WENDELL HUSSEY | Cadet Reporter | Contact Confidence in Bitcoin and all that cryptocurrency shit has been dealt a significant blow today, as it was verbally slammed by a local baby boomer. Betoota Groves resident Anthony Wilson (73), told The Advocate that the whole thing is a friggen con. A fraud (sic). A bubble. And its []

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16:00

5 Ways Skepticism of the Cloud Hurts Business "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published December 15, 2017

At this point in time almost every software solution is available in a cloud orientation. Business leaders looking to upgrade or enhance their IT infrastructure must consider the cloud as an option. But some remain skeptical because of concerns about data security, user control, and long-term cost.

Now that the cloud has reached maturity those concerns have been demonstrably dismissed. However, the point that must be underlined is that foregoing the cloud represents more than just a lost opportunity. It also represents an obstacle and vulnerability for your business. Here are five examples that cant be overlooked:

1 You Pay a Lot More for IT

The whole notion of the cloud is based on the idea that you simply rent a portion of some technical resource rather than buying the entire thing yourself. Trying to keep everything in-house forces you to pay hefty licensing agreements and make binding long-term commitments. You also must maintain enough in-house IT staff to take on the maintenance, updating, and troubleshooting those technologies require. That represents both a major capital expense and a major ongoing operating expense that could easily be minimized by choosing the cloud instead.

2 You Gamble on Cyber Security

Every company is at risk of a cyberattack. Unfortunately, the cost and complexity of security solutions is significant. And even if you are willing to make a major investment in those solutions, you will also need dedicated staff to keep them optimized or else subject yourself to troubling vulnerabilities. Companies that provide something like cloud-based ERP stake their reputation on the security of the cloud. And since they serve so many customers, each one taps into a larger and more ironclad level of protection than they could provide the...

16:00

Powerful Cosmic Re-Alignment Codes, Crystalline Grid Upgraded & Now StarGate Synchronization Is Full-on "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Lisa Transcendence Brown, HUGE Photonic Integration and Upgrades Continue. Codes after Codes loaded and activated in our body and fields too. How we link up to the Crystalline Grid of Our NEW Earth, Gaia, Galactically, SOULaris and entire planetary/cosmic systems depends on how much of a priority INTEGRATION and EMBODIMENT are to each of []

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16:00

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Holding Key Support "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights

  • ETH price declined and corrected lower sharply below the $650 support against the US Dollar.
  • There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support at $700 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX).
  • The pair is currently trading near a major support at $605 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

Ethereum price is currently correcting lower against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD is now near $605, which is a major support area for buyers.

Ethereum Price Support

There was a downside move initiated from the $759.66 swing high in ETH price against the US Dollar. The price made a sharp decline and moved below the $700 and $650 support levels. During the downside, there was a break below a major bullish trend line with support at $700 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. It opened the doors for more losses and the pair declined below $650.

The worst part was a break of the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $510.76 low to $759.66 high. These are bearish signals in the short term. However, the pair is currently trading above a major support at $600-605. The 100 hourly simple moving average is positioned at $606 to act as a major hurdle for more declines. Moreover, the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $510.76 low to $759.66 high is at $605 to act as a support.

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH USD

Overall, the $600 and $605 support levels are very important for buyers. The price will most likely find support and move back above $650 in the near term. On the flip side, a break of the $600 support and the 100 hourly SMA could ignite further declines towards the last swing low of $510.

Hourly MACD The MACD has just moved from the bullish to bearish zone.

Hourly RSI The RSI is now well below the 50 level.

Major Support Level $605

Major Resistance Level $650

 

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16:00

50 Boys & Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor Children Receive a Lesson in Gingerbread House Decorating from Pechanga Bakery Specialist "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published December 15, 2017

TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA  Fifty children from the inner city area of Wilmington, Calif. enjoyed the magic of a festive holiday workshop Monday, December 11. The Boys & Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor (BGCLAH) participants, most ages six through 13, received a thorough lesson on making and decorating gingerbread houses from one of Pechanga Resort & Casinos top bakers, Nicole Murray, and three Pechanga volunteers.

Christmas magic came to our Wilmington Club courtesy of Pechanga, said Mike Lansing, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor. Without support from businesses and organizations, like Pechanga, it would be difficult to achieve our mission of enabling young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens the joy and care of Pechanga for our youth can make all the difference.

The BGCLAH kids received a special surprise from Santa Claus, who even decorated some sweet holiday houses himself, helping to put the all in the holiday spirit. The Wilmingtones High School ensemble from BGCLAH Arts Academy also stopped in to sing beautiful holiday carols.

This is the first year Pechanga hosted the Gingerbread House Workshop. Pechanga has long upheld a tradition of providing critical resources for the children and families of our community. They continually give back philanthropically through monetary gifts, in-kind donations and community outreach. Some...

16:00

2018: The Year We Make Cont(r)act "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

2017 may have been a historic year in blockchain, but Banca IMI's Massimo Morini argues the seeds for this revolution were sown in 2016.

16:00

NAGA: Making Your Life More Convenient "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

It is quite common to find yourself being an owner of the bunch of stuff you dont really need. If its the usual junk, you can just take it to the flea market and make a bit of cash out of it. But if its digital junk, the situation can get really complicated. If theres no specialized selling platform, its gonna be a pain in the rear for you. You are not gonna face this problem with NAGA.

NAGA has developed an entire marketing ecosystem that allows you to sell digital things or exchange them for Apple shares or anything else that youd like to invest in on the financial markets. A couple of clicks thats all that it takes. Of course, this works not only for in-game skins but for all types of goods that can be sold or exchanged inside the Switex platform. The exchange is performed through the NAGA Wallet by using NAGA Coins.     

Basically, the companys main goal is to merge the financial markets, cryptocurrencies, and the digital items market, so that the sales transactions can be conducted in the most convenient way possible. Moreover, this has to be achieved within a strict legal framework. NAGA has a history here after having gone public on Frankfurt Stock Exchange in July. To do this, the company passed through all the necessary inspections and got all the licenses needed in Germany. Besides, the important NAGA feature is that its popularity is supported by the substantial sales of tokens. There is considerable demand for NAGA services, so the platform will be able to receive profit directly after the ITS. And, as they say, there is no business without profit. One should avoid companies that dont have a clear monetization system.  

Anton Kryvko, big data scientist and technology evangelist definitely thinks so. According to him, among the dozens of other offers on the markets, NAGA is an outstanding one:

NAGAs idea to exchange virtual currencies for services and goods, in general, is not a novelty. A lot of local startups try to create something similar with their own social network and virtual currency that, potentially, could have been exchanged for goods, but generally they failed. NAGA seems to be way more perspective. It has already issued the working product and taken the obligations to serious investors (backed by FOSUN Group). This decreases the risk that the project might suddenly disappear, as often happens after an ICO is conducted.   

Potentially, it looks really good, taking into account that...

16:00

Bitcoin and United States Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

0.00010 BTC = 1.79 USD
1.00 USD = 0.00006 BTC
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15:55

The Virtual Economy Is The End Of Freedom "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Virtual Economy Is The End Of Freedom
by Brandon Smith

"There is one simple rule to follow when understanding the tragic history of economies: Never put blind faith in a system built on an establishment-created foundation. You would think this would not be a difficult concept to grasp being that we have so many examples of controlled economies and collapse to reference over the centuries, but in our era more than ever the allure of a virtual world with promises of endless wealth and ease is overwhelming.

Yes, I am referring primarily to cyptocurrency tulip-mania (sorry bitcoiners, the description is too fitting, it isnt going away), but not this issue alone. I am also referring to a far-reaching problem of which cryptocurrencies are a mere reflection. Namely, the fact that humanity is swiftly losing sight of what a true economy is and what it is supposed to accomplish. It is because of this reality that crypto is thriving.

First, lets be clear, fiat currencies are one of the first machinations of the virtual economy. Once paper currencies printed from thin air by central bankers were separated from tangible backing and accepted by the masses as valuable and worth trading labor for, the seed of financial cancer was planted. Today, there is one final step needed for...

15:51

DNA and our Birthright among the Stars "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Much genetic engineering went into the making of the hairy-Upstanding-Ape like figure, who was a slave for their Draco/Reptilian masters. Due the intervention of the Angelic Realms and the visitors from the Stars, the work was done with the permission of the Cosmic Source of The All; a soul was given, more genetic engineering took ... Read moreDNA and our Birthright among the Stars

15:34

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 12/15/2017 Bulls Are Returning! "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights

  • Bitcoin price looks ready to resume its climb and the Fib extension levels show how high it can go.
  • Price is currently testing the 38.2% extension and could still make its way up to the ascending channel resistance.
  • Technical indicators are reflecting bullish momentum but could also be hinting at rally exhaustion soon.

Bitcoin price has bounced off its mid-channel area of interest and is resuming the climb to the resistance.

Technical Indicators Signals

The 100 SMA is above the longer-term 200 SMA to signal that the path of least resistance is to the upside. This means that the rally is more likely to resume than to reverse. Also, the 100 SMA recently held as dynamic support.

The gap between the moving averages is narrowing to signal weakening bullish momentum. Stochastic is on the move up but is closing in the overbought level to indicate that buyers are feeling exhausted and may let sellers take over. RSI is also heading north and is approaching the overbought area.

If sellers return, a deeper pullback could be underway, taking bitcoin price to the 200 SMA dynamic support or the channel bottom at $15,000. Stronger selling pressure could lead to a downside break of the channel support and a prolonged selloff for bitcoin price.

On the other hand, a sustained bull run could take it up to the 50% extension at $17,728.38 or the 61.8% extension near the channel resistance at $18,23.31. The 76.4% extension is located at $18,862.54. The full extension is at $19,876.41, close to the closely-watched $20,000 handle.

CME is moving close to launching its own bitcoin futures, which is expected to bring more investor interest. A number of funds have also included bitcoin futures in their portfolios while some are offering short contracts at high margins.

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15:22

Ethereum Price Hits All Time High of $750 Following Speed Boost "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ethereum rose even higher today, topping at $750 following improvements to the networks transaction speed.

15:18

Gee Its Hot! Says Baby Boomer Who Doesnt Know What To Say To His Sons Boyfriend "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

KENT REGINALD | Entertainment | CONTACT A local Betoota man is trying his level best to have a conversation with his sons boyfriend today, after both of them dropped by the family home for an early Christmas lunch this afternoon. Barry Bilson, 56, has always prided himself on being a good father to his son, also Barry. However, his []

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15:09

Waltzing Matilda II: Modern Day Swagman Boils Billy While Camping On Mates Couch "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Australias best known bush ballad, Waltzing Matilda has today been recreated on the couch of a Woolloongabba apartment, as an itinerant Brisbane worker boils a billy in his temporary living arrangement. The man, Ned Coffey, is a twenty-something gatorade sax player with on and off work in landscaping. Currently he is camping out on []

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15:08

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD Surges Past $1900 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin cash price surged higher as forecasted yesterday above $1700 and $1900 against the US Dollar.
  • This is a new major bullish trend line forming with support at $1720 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair is currently correcting lower, but it remains supported on the downside at $1700.

Bitcoin cash price made a sharp upside move above $1900 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD is currently correcting lower but remains buy at $1700.

Bitcoin Cash Price Support

Yesterday, I mentioned that bitcoin cash price is in an uptrend above the $1600 level against the US Dollar. The price made a nice upside move and was able to trade above the $1800 and $1900 resistance level. The upside move was strong as the price traded close to the $2000 level and made a high at $1997. Later, a downside correction was initiated and the price moved below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last leg up from the $1440 low to $1997 high.

However, there are many supports on the downside such as $1750 and $1720. There is also a new major bullish trend line forming with support at $1720 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD. The trend line support is around the 50% Fib retracement level of the last leg up from the $1440 low to $1997 high. Therefore, the $1720 support is likely to act as a strong barrier for more declines. Moreover, the $1700 handle is also a decent support. The last line of defense could be around the $1650 support.

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH USD

On the upside, the price could bounce back above $1850 in the short term. Above $1850, the price will most likely test the $2000 handle.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for BCH/USD is currently in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for BCH/USD is currently moving lower with a minor divergence.

Major Support Level $1720

Major Resistance Level $1850

 

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15:01

Who Does the Childhood Vaccine Injury Act Protect? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Hint: It isnt the kids

By Deirdre Imus

The laws of a country are, generally, designed to protect its citizens. How this ideal is interpreted is a topic of debate in various circles, but its goal is lofty, if not quite perfect. Of specific necessity are laws aimed at protecting children, including child abuse, welfare, and labor laws. Of zero necessity, in my view, is the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act(NCVIA), which sounds like it has the best interests of this nations young citizens in mind, but actually serves a much different purpose.

Congress passed the NCVIA in 1986, and President Ronald Reagan signed it into law soon after. Taken at face value, the law has some admirable provisions: it established improved communication regarding vaccines across all Department of Health and Human Service agencies; required health care providers who administer vaccines to provide a vaccine information statement to the person getting the vaccine or his or her guardian; and established a committee from the Institute of Medicine to review the literature on vaccine reactions.

Dig a little deeper, however, and the NCVIA does less to protect patients than it does drug companies making vaccines. When Reagan signed the NCVIA, he also created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), which allows anyonechildren and adultswho have suffered an injury (or worse) following a va...

15:00

California Deputy Attorney General Charged With Child Porn "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

With the recent early release of convicted pedophile and former US Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, the investigation that became known as Pizzagate has been somewhat pushed back into view.

Despite the ceaseless mainstream agreement to ignore any and all corroborating facts and information that continue to be exposed, when those willing to brave the condemnation of the false majority do even the slightest bit of actual research, they see what is now becoming very apparent to all who are paying attention: That there is a prevalence of pedophilia at the highest levels of power.

Whether that prevalence was cultivated, or just a natural occurrence, when one looks at the facts, the history, truly looks, with no preconceived notions, it is next to impossible to ignore, unless one simply will not allow themselves to see it, for a number of reasons.


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14:59

Robusting the chances of a megadrought in the U.S. "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

From CORNELL UNIVERSITY and Hansens loaded dice department comes this robust investigation (they use the word three times, so it must be extra robust). It is worth mentioning that without enhanced CO2 levels we enjoy today, weve already had a few megadroughts in the Western USA: Climate scientists study the odds of a US megadrought ITHACA,

14:52

Scientist closer to Bring Dinosaurs back in Major Breakthrough and more end-time news "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


SCIENTISTS have announced a major breakthrough in the bid to bring dinosaurs back to life which could see Jurassic Park become a reality.
Tune in as we discuss this and other end-time interesting news headlines in todays Open Your Eyes People Broadcast.
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14:49

Hour IV Or *Sigh*, As It Appears On The Video, Hour IIII Of A Five Hour Town Survival Situation "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Naked and Afraids Eva Rupert is not commenting on this episode and has asked us to stop calling.  

14:46

Evil Children... "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

A long time ago, in a land right next to my house, lived a cranky old SOB that was always calling the law on me and/or my kids. And in other ways acting like a Bad Neighbor.

Rather than fertilizing his roses with him, I just mostly let it slide.

When my daughter was about 16, my wife and I were away one weekend on business.

Apparently, my neighbor got cranky with my daughter. She didn't let it slide.

At 2:00 AM the next morning she had twelve (12!) Extra-Large Pizzas with double garlic...

Evil Children...

14:35

Mimblewimble's Small Step: Grin Raises Funds for New Development "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin startup BlockCypher is among those backing development for a new alternative blockchain that aims to break cryptographic ground.

14:11

Outrage As Justin Hemmes Swoops On Iconic Betoota Hotel "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Popular southern bar magnate Justin Hemmes is allegedly in talks with the owners of The Cashew & Pogostick Hotel in Betootas Old City District a move that has outraged locals. Many of the pubs patrons have voiced their disgust at the proposed sale, telling The Advocate that Hemmes is []

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13:56

Blockchain Technology, Artificial Intelligence Enabling Democratization of Investing "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The next generation of investing tools: a Blockchain platform harnessing machine learning and expert predictions. #CT_Sponsored #SPONSORED

13:00

My DMT Experience A Personal Story "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Am I as scared to write this as I think I am? When I first wrote about DMT, it took months for me to come to terms with the awe and find the words. 

I am only four days out from the most powerful event of my life; I am still scratching the bug bites from my days spent laying in the sand of Punta Chueca. Yes, I am afraid.

We had done an ayahuasca ceremony the night before and were going on little sleep when we pulled into the secluded cove the day after the full moon. The doctor and shaman, whom I had met the night before, were both there and they held rattles and a feather stick. My biggest concern was the scorching heat with only one application of sunscreen.


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12:35

Transcript of Todays MegaAnon Posts, on the Alabama Election and the Expected Upcoming Fallout "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Mr. FusionTranscript of todays MegaAnon posts, on the Alabama election and the expected upcoming fallout
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12:33

Loud explosion shakes houses as meteorite hits Thunder Bay, Ontario "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A loud explosion that shook houses in Ontario's Thunder Bay, Canada late Wednesday, December 13, 2017 appears to be caused by a meteorite that hit the ground near Highway 61, creating a 75 cm (30 inches) wide crater. The loud boom could be indicative of a larger...... Read more

12:30

Gibraltar Paves Way for Regulation of Crypto and DLT Companies "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Gibraltar Paves Way for Regulation of Crypto and DLT Companies

The Legislature of Gibraltar has approved a bill designed to update the territorys Financial Services regulations. The bill is expected to pave the way for the territorys introduction of comprehensive legislation governing the operations of companies working in the distributed ledger and cryptocurrency industries next year.

Also Read: Despite Regulation, Russians Plan to Build Europes Largest Mining Farms

Gibraltar Updates Financial Services (Investment and Fiduciary Services) Act

Gibraltar Paves Way for Regulation of Crypto and DLT CompaniesIn an explanatory memorandum, the bill states its intention to extend measures for the protection of investors to the customers of licensees carrying on controlled activities which are not investment services.

The amendments predominantly comprise the...

12:21

On "What Really Happened" show...... "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

  Have noted Mike Rivero pleading for money, while hawking for ExtendOvite.  I find this ironic since this supplement runs $70 bucks plus a month. Since 'ole Mike gets his for FREE, seems he's lost touch with reality on this one.

Most don't have $70+dollars to waste on a "maybe" per month.  We can't just POP for a NEW COMPUTER on a whim, like 'ole Mike-buddy has.  I find it OFFENSIVE that he has the Gall, to beg for money from us under these pretenses.

Don't get me wrong-I enjoy the Program.  I just find Mike Rivero to be a big Hypocrite on this, and many other topics.

  He claims "Truther" status, yet Promulgates PROVEN Government LIES. I think he's been freightened by certain parties, and SOLD HIS INTEGRITY doing so.  Personally, I find the thought of Selling Oneself, REPUGNANT in the EXTREME.

For one who speaks of "pressitutes" and "whorespondants" so much, seems a bit IRONIC as well as hypocritical.  Sort of the "Glass houses" view.

So, to Mike I say; "stop whining for Money. We don't have any. Give up your booze, and extravagances like we all have-THEN you'll have enough for the show."

12:14

Man With Lipstick Kiss Tattoo Surprisingly Not Getting Much "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

LOUIS BURKE | Culture | Contact In a recent drunken rant, Betoota local Richard Kelly (34) revealed that he hasnt gotten laid in quite some time, a fact many have found surprising considering he has a lipstick kiss tattooed on his neck. During a night of drinking with a group that has been described as The Boys, Kelly, after []

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12:02

What I Learned in trying to Run away from Aging. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I didn't feel like I was almost 50, and I fought the truth for over a year. When did it start? A few years back I had decided to embrace

12:01

"Fed 'Darth Vader'; Bitcoin Pump & Dump" "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

"Fed 'Darth Vader'; Bitcoin Pump & Dump"
By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com

"Analyst/trader Gregory Mannarino says the record high stock markets have some big money people worried, and you should be too. Mannarino says, On a weekly basis, yet another fund manager is coming out to speak against stock market evaluations and against what the Federal Reserve is doing. Stanley Drukenmiller, a multi-billionaire hedge fund manager, came out on CNBC, and they didnt turn him off. He said the Federal Reserve is the Darth Vader of the financial markets and has inflated asset bubbles all over the place. They let him talk. They didnt cut him off.

Mannarino goes on to say, The Fed has created bubbles. This is no secret, and the market is twisted, it is distorted. There is no real true price discovery mechanism, and there will not be until these world central banks stop managing the markets. They have created fakery and made it way worse than the top of the last bubble. This does not mean that this stock market is not going to go higher.

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12:00

Clean Energy Researchers Recommend More Research Money "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Clean energy researchers have recommended more money, a more reliable supply of money, and less oversight over their work to help save the planet. Clean energy: Experts outline how governments can successfully invest before its too late Date: December 6, 2017 Source: University of Cambridge Summary: Researchers distil twenty years

11:52

Company Behind $16K Smartphone Raises $110M In ICO "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The recent SIRIN Labs ICO raised $110 mln in its first 24 hours, even though ICOs in general are on the decline.

11:49

Backwards Hat A Firm Indication Local Man Must Be Pretty Good At Touch Footy "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

WENDELL HUSSEY | Cadet | Contact It has been confirmed today that Phil Thomas reckons he is pretty fucking good at touch footy. Yeah I rate myself champ, he told The Advocate. The local accountant in The French Quarter laces on the boots every Wednesday night to light up his social mixed touch comp. The ex-Dolphins reserve []

The post Backwards Hat A Firm Indication Local Man Must Be Pretty Good At Touch Footy appeared first on The Betoota Advocate.

11:27

FOIA Docs Show FDAs Data on Kratom Deaths is Complete Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed Health"

As the FDA fearmongers over alleged Kratom associated deaths, documents on these deaths reveal that the American people are being lied to.

Last Month, Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, issued a public health advisory on kratom, outlining concerns about its deadly risks. However, Nick Wing, a senior reporter at the HuffPost, submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the Food and Drug Administration to put a second set of eyes on these allegedly deadly associations. What the FDA released under the FOIA request is now raising serious concerns about the validity and perhaps the motive for this senseless government fear mongering.

In their report, the FDA cited 36 deaths associated with the use of kratom. But the data they released to HuffPost showed only eight. Of these eight reports, not a single one confirmed a death caused by kratom.

As Wing noted, they requested all rec...

11:24

Price Analysis, December 14: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, IOTA, Litecoin, Dash "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

#crypto market is going higher and higher, is there a limit? #PRICE ANALYSIS

11:19

Environmental assessment sinks proposed Ajax mine near Kamloops "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Secwepemc ajax-mineKGHMs proposed open-pit copper and gold mine would have spanned 1,700 hectares

CBC News, Dec 14, 2017

The provincial government has opted not to issue an environmental assessment certificate for a proposed open-pit copper and gold mine near Kamloops, prompting applause from the city and local First Nations.

The 1,700-hectare Ajax mine proposed by KGHM would have been located about 10 kilometres southwest of Kamloops on the traditional territories of the Stkemlupsemc te Secwpemc Nation (SSN), Ashcroft Indian Band, Lower Nicola Indian Band and Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band.

According to a statement from the provincial environment and mines ministries, an environmental assessment found too many negative impacts for the proposal in areas such as air quality and local ecosystems.

Given these conclusions and the close proximity of Ajax to the City of Kamloops including an elementary school, the ministers concluded the adverse effects would not likely be mitigated to an acceptable level and would therefore present an unacceptable risk, a government news release said.

Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian told CBC News that the risks were just too great.

&...

11:10

OIC recognizes East Jerusalem al-Quds as Palestines capital "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Leaders and representatives of member states pose for a group photo during an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on the US recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israels capital, in the Turkish city of Istanbul, December 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has invited all nations to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Palestine, blasting the United States for disregarding Middle East peace by moving its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied city.

The 57-member organization issued a communique at the end of an emergency summit on Wednesday, declaring that it would recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine and invite all countries to recognize the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital.

The declaration was a direct response to US President Donald Trump days after he referred to the city as the eternal capital of Israel.

The OIC rejected and condemned in the strongest terms the unilateral decision by the president of the United States of America in recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as the so-called capital of Israel, the occupying power.

Renouncing Trumps move as null and void legally, the OIC members said the decision was tantamount to an attack on the historical, legal, natural and national rights of the Palestinian people, a deliberate undermining of all peace efforts, an impetus to extremism and terrorism, and a threat to international peace and security.

The OIC reaffirmed its continued commitment to the so-called two-state solution for ending the years-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Some speakers, however, said the US was no longer deemed reliable to mediate any peace deal.

OIC members also said they would hold the US responsible for the consequences of the decision.

The communique also denounced Israels actions and policies against the people of Palestine as colonial and racist.

Trump has tasked the US State Department with making preparations for the relocation of Washingtons embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied Palestinian city.

The dramatic shift in Washingtons Jerusalem al-Quds policy has drawn fierce criticism from the international community, including Washingtons own allies, while...

11:09

How to Build a Self Reliant Homestead "IndyWatch Feed Diy"


Here is the process Im currently going through for how to build my own self reliant homestead, and I thought you might find it helpful if I shared the process with you.

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Im happy to see the increasing popularity of forest gardens and permaculture in general.

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11:04

DIMPAY ICO Dont Miss Your Chance to Invest in DIMPAY before the Exchange Listing! "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The DIM Ecosystem has expanded further with the launch of DIMPAY, an instant, borderless and decentralized payment system based on NEM blockchain technology. DIMPAY aims to facilitate cashless transactions for consumers and merchants, along with providing a potential financial solution for the 2 billion individuals worldwide without access to bank accounts.

DIMPAY is specifically developed to facilitate the generating of invoices, tracking of inventory, making payments and much more. The use of DIMPAY will eliminate numerous payment errors as the use of NEM blockchain technology makes this platform less expensive and instantaneous, mainly directed at peer-to-peer, business-to-business, consumer-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions.

Consisting of the DEPOTWALLET web-app, the mobile-app, and the DIM Debit Card, this payment platform will allow users to buy, sell, hold and manage cryptocurrencies and cryptonized assets in a secure manner. Additionally, the DIM Debit Card will allow consumers to engage in e-commerce and walk-in purchases within the mercantile sector. All while the consumer is in full control of his finances at all times, trusting that strong fraud protection and illegal activity measures have been implemented accordingly.

DIMPAY further makes use of a QR code, enabling customers to make purchases and merchants to receive payments utilising anonymous accounts. Accounts that can also not be blocked or frozen, as with many other payment systems. Moreover, the DEPOTWALLET Business Account is accessed through scanning the QR code with a mobile device instead of applying the common one-dimensional barcode system.

According to Ciscos Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, global mobile traffic acquired a growth of 63% in 2016 reaching heights of 7.2 exabytes (7.2 billion gigabytes) per month. This went up from 4.4 exabytes per month at the end of 2015. Further growth is expected, 49 exabytes by 2021 to be exact, while mobile devices will represent 20% of the total IP traffic with smartphones accounting for over 50% of global devices and networks.

As mobile devices continue to increase in popularity, the adoption of QR codes and mobile payments will increase. DIMPAY is positioning itself to reap the rewards of this anticipated mobile usage boom.

The DIMPAY Foundation is a stand-alone company that is not associated directly with the DIM Foundation. It is the first step towards a decentralized idea of the DIM Ecosystem.

Latest message from Richard Lendrum (Head of Communication) on DIMCOIN being listed on an exchange:

Journeys are a series of steps, and business journeys are no different. A historic step for the DIM Ecosystem is the 18th of December. This is the day we list DIMCOIN and open the process of free market trading of the cr...

11:00

Bitcoin Cash Will Close Out 2017 With Significant Infrastructure Support "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin Cash Will Close Out 2017 With Significant Infrastructure Support

The end of the year is approaching, and the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network and community have continued to see significant growth. From merchant acceptance, cryptocurrency businesses integrating support, and many other additions to the BCH economy, shows that bitcoin cash will have some robust infrastructure for 2018.

Also Read: Increased South African Bitcoin Adoption Highlights Need For Taxation Clarity 

Bitcoin Cash Trade Volume Jumps While BCH Price Heads Northbound

Bitcoin Cash Will Close Out 2017 With Significant Infrastructure SupportThis week the price of bitcoin cash has jumped quite a bit after meandering around the $1,300 region just a few weeks ago. Last night the price topped out at $2,000 per BCH, and at the moment the currency is hovering around $1,870 per token. BCH still commands the fourth largest market capitalization this month as...

10:58

Man With Flat Phone Lies And Says Hell Transfer Money For The Uber "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact As the night was coming to a close at the Dolphins Leagues Club in South Betoota, two toey humans decided the night wasnt over for them they had to keep drinking. As the popular nightspot is quite isolated, Larry Pidgeon and Brett Frog decided to call an Uber. []

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10:55

Boris to fill Peter Kays tour dates "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

In whats believed to be a first by a serving cabinet minister, Boris Johnson is to embark on a nationwide comedy tour next Summer with tickets already on sale for his self penned show, Boriss Biggest Balls-ups and Calamities Review.

Audience members at a try-out in Ruislip report that in one harrowing and almost Brechtian sketch he waves a gigantic Olympic Flag in a really awkward manner for five minutes looking totally forlorn, while in another set piece he re-stages his legendary body checking of ten-year old Japanese schoolboy playing rugby.  Subsequent rumours that the young actor was taken to A&E following the performance remain unconfirmed.

However the undoubted highlight of the evening comes when wearing a harness and comedy crash helmet, he recreates his ill-fated mishap on a zip wire and gets stuck in midair fifteen feet above the stage, just beyond the reach of the front row who try and swat him with handbags and umbrellas as he hangs there like a great big piata.  One Kay fan commented: Itll be bloody rubbish compared to Peters shows but at least as a consolation Ill be able to get a good crack at Boris with my electric cattle prod when hes stuck up there on that wire.

But Boris has been quick to point out to cynics that any proceeds from the tour will go straight into his bank account and will hopefully be large enough to fund a new five-bedroomed holiday villa in Tuscany.  I will stand up and be countedjust not about the 350m for the NHS.

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10:36

BlockMesh Disrupts the Global Communications Industry ICO Will Launch 28 February, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Republic of Mauritius,  December 2, 2017, BlockMesh, a software company based in Mauritius utilizes the latest innovations in mesh networking technology to create cost-free communication networks and aim to disrupt the global communications industry in 2018.

Mesh technology is a telecommunications system that can work outside of regular cellular tower range due to the peer-to-peer mesh network it enables. By creating a network powered by Bluetooth or WIFI, if available the mesh network sidesteps typical cellular and data costs imposed by the incumbents.

BlockMesh is creating a new paradigm for the way we use communications networks, access the Internet access and use our smart devices. The network is based on the Ethereum blockchain which means that it is completely decentralized which puts in in direct conflict with the monopolistic incumbents. The mesh network will not be owned and operated by a few people but instead by everybody that uses it. The decentralized blockchain technology that powers cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin make it possible to undertake such a dramatic shift in Internet access.

Many people do not use all of the Internet Bandwidth they pay for. BlockMesh imagines a world that makes all of this excess bandwidth available to others who would pay for it with a cryptocurrency token. People whove joined the BlockMesh network would earn these tokens Mesh Tokens for sharing their bandwidth.

Once launched, BlockMesh will also pay its users in cryptocurrency to use the app. So, instead of only paying to use cellular data, its users will also get paid to allow data such as text messages and voice calls to pass through their devices.

Bjorn Guido, Founder of BlockMesh stated that At BlockMesh we harness the power of the Internet of Things to provide interpersonal communication which isnt just free to use, but actually rewards users in cryptocurrency to use it. Our network will be made up of the excess bandwidth that exists across the world. This will allow your smart television, your Wi-Fi router, iPad basically, anything that has internet connectivity to form part of our global revolution. Instead of your data being an expense it becomes an asset by earning you extra money.

Having recently announced its integration of the Bancor Protocol the Smart Token standard for continuous liquidity which will ensure immediate convertibility following its Token Sale in Q1 2018 its team are confident of further large announcements before its ICO (Initial Coin Offering) in January.

The ICO presents...

10:35

Anonymous Christmas Message: Warning, You Are Being Distracted "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Anonymous has released a couple of interesting videos over the past couple of days, and weve written about them here and here. Last year, they released a message prior to Christmas that is still very relevant this year.

It touches on a lot of important points that, judging by the views, obviously resonate with millions of people.

It starts off: Life as you know it is a lie, society is a cage, your jobs are voluntary slavery. The television you watch is designed to keep you incapable of critical thought and the very freedom and democracy your leaders claim to stand for is nothing but an illusion. 

This is a sentiment CE has expressed in many of our articles. What exactly has the human experience become? From a young age we are told to go to school, get a job, and fit into society like everybody else. As we grow older, we lose our childlike innocence, experience depression, and question the meaning of life. We get used to this type of routine, to the point where we dont even question it and, in some cases, it becomes so ingrained into us that anybody who speaks up about creating something new is completely vilified by society.

While we are trying to put food on the table and keep a roof over our heads, the world is run by the one percent. This is precisely why its in the shape that its in.

Our planet is going through a massive change, on multiple levels, but most importantly, within. People are starting to question what is really going on here. In doing so, answers appear, and new information is constantly emerging that challenges the longheld belief systems of today. Perhaps the world isnt everything weve been told it is, and perhaps the human race and all its individuals are capable and meant for something far greater than to keep repeating an experience that does not nourish the human soul.

In the process, weve allowed ourselves to be deceived, but ultimately, we are in control.

The very freedom and democracy your leaders claim to stand for is nothing more than an illusion. 

This is also another pivotal message here at CE. Does democracy even exist? Its clear, more so than it has ever been, that...

10:30

As Wall Street Bids Up Bitcoin, ICO Tactics Change "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Facing new regulation and a run-up in crypto prices, the ICO market is feeling the squeeze of maturity.

10:24

Water Storage & Availability (Level 2 Prepping & Preparedness) "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Water storage or availability for up to 1 month. Level 2 preparedness will be a bit more challenging in a few areas. One that could present some difficulty is the water category. Water Availability For 1 Month I titled this subheading using the word availability rather than water storage. The reason I did this is because it becomes challenging to store enough water for a longer period of time beyond just several days or a week. Reference: Prepping & Preparedness Level 1 The disaster or disruptive scenario under which you enter Level 2 will dictate to an extent your water

The post Water Storage & Availability (Level 2 Prepping & Preparedness) appeared first on Modern Survival Blog.

10:19

3 plain clothed Cops jumped on Vanda for using chalk paint on Barclays, Preston. (and other protest technique) "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This type of activism appears to be very effective at winding up the authorities. They realise that these grass roots protests can escalate very quickly.

A large part of the techniques used to keep the masses inline is the illusion of us being the only ones that are angry enough to take action. 

A spark turns into a flame which turns into a fire which can turn into an inferno.

Presumably there are enough good police officers left to side with whats right and live up to their oath. The police need to be a part of any large scale action, fighting the police and army is always going to be a losing game, in other revolutions it has come down to good cops versus bad cops and who the army decides to side with.

The place of the masses is on the streets showing support on the ground for the good people with the training and resources to take down the criminal cartels and replace them with people recruited to the jobs using something like jury duty, these people could take the roles of decision makers advised by genuine experts in their field not highly paid lobbyists.

The color revolutions though misplaced politically have value as protest techniques. As has been used in Thailand color of t shirt can be used to signify a movement and a sign very hard to police. 

If we could get all truthers to wear the same color t shirt on the same day we could gauge our strength. Communicate with others in person which has for centuries been the best way to weed out infiltrators, any drug dealer knows you can smell a nark.

Graffiti lets others know you are there and can be as insignificant as chalk or permanent marker in a prominent place. To charge someone with chalking a sign on the pavement would appear ridiculous.

"3 plain clothed Cops jumped on Vanda for using chalk paint on Barclays Bank, Preston. Totally over the top and unnecessary 

Barclays Bank are funding fracking via Third Energy and others.  They deserve a few protests, but are clearly getting bothered about the number of them as plain clothes and armed Police are turning up to stop the protests, along with the uniforms appearing a second or two later.

Nice work, protectors.  The suffragettes are on the march.  Not much will stop Yorkshire and...

10:09

18 Year Old Wrongly Convicted of Shaken Baby Syndrome Set Free After Serving 17 Years in Prison "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Doctors consider and discuss magnetic resonance image (MRI) of the brain.

The now widely discredited theory of Shaken Baby Syndrome is based on certain markers seen in brain scans.

by Michelle Waters
Santa Clara University School of Law

Excerpts:

Thanks to new scientific knowledge about Shaken Baby Syndrome, a man wrongfully convicted in 2002 of killing his 4-month-old daughter has had his conviction reversed after spending nearly 17 years in prison.

The San Francisco law firm Keker, Van Nest & Peters and the Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) at Santa Clara University School of Law brought forth the new evidence, which reflects updated knowledge about the causes of Shaken Baby Syndrome and the risk of parents improperly being charged with murder in cases of household accidents.

Zavion-Johnson-exoneration-1-491x400

From left: Pro-bono attorney Khari Tillery, NCIP attorney and Assistant Clinical Professor Paige Kaneb, and client Zavion Johnson. Image source.

The California Superior Court of Sacramento reversed Zavion Johnsons murder conviction, which occurred when he was 18 years old. In what he has always claimed was a tragic accident, Johnsons daughter, Nadia, slipped from his arms and fell in the bathtub while Johnson was bathing her. She later died from internal injuries.

Despite 15 witnesses including Nadias mother, testifying that Johnson was a loving, caring father, medical experts at the time cited the then-medical consensus that the only possible explanation for Nadias injuries and death i...

10:08

Thomas Fire burned 242 500 acres, destroyed 751 structures and is just 30% contained "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The Thomas Fire in California is burning for 11 days and is 30% contained as of December 14, 2017. The fire has so far burned 242 500 acres, making it the fourth largest fire in California's history. Its cause is still under investigation. The Thomas Fire broke...... Read more

10:02

18 Year Old Wrongly Convicted of Shaken Baby Syndrome Set Free After Serving 17 Years in Prison "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Doctors consider and discuss magnetic resonance image (MRI) of the brain.

The now widely discredited theory of Shaken Baby Syndrome is based on certain markers seen in brain scans.

by Michelle Waters
Santa Clara University School of Law

Excerpts:

Thanks to new scientific knowledge about Shaken Baby Syndrome, a man wrongfully convicted in 2002 of killing his 4-month-old daughter has had his conviction reversed after spending nearly 17 years in prison.

The San Francisco law firm Keker, Van Nest & Peters and the Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) at Santa Clara University School of Law brought forth the new evidence, which reflects updated knowledge about the causes of Shaken Baby Syndrome and the risk of parents improperly being charged with murder in cases of household accidents.

Zavion-Johnson-exoneration-1-491x400

From left: Pro-bono attorney Khari Tillery, NCIP attorney and Assistant Clinical Professor Paige Kaneb, and client Zavion Johnson. Image source.

The California Superior Court of Sacramento reversed Zavion Johnsons murder conviction, which occurred when he was 18 years old. In what he has always claimed was a tragic accident, Johnsons daughter, Nadia, slipped from his arms and fell in the bathtub while Johnson was bathing her. She later died from internal injuries.

Despite 15 witnesses including Nadias mother, testifying that Johnson was a loving, caring father, medical experts at the time cited the then-medical consensus that the only possible explanation for Nadias injuries and death invo...

09:57

IOTA Drops on Controversy Could this be Temporary? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

IOTA confirmed below a triangle chart pattern on Thursday after a Microsoft partnership misrepresentation scandal. Whats next for the new kid around the block?

What Went Down Before

Also called the new Bitcoin, IOTAs market cap suddenly jumped to number 4 on the cryptocurrency list last week. Its price surged over 600% going from $1 to $5.5.

One of the main reasons the company got so much attention was that they made us believe they are fully partnering up with Microsoft.

CCN reported that large-scale conglomerates including Samsung, Cisco, and Volkswagen also partnered with IOTA, to utilize its Tangle-based solution for data monetization.

What Happened This Week

This week it turned out that Microsoft is not really an IOTA partner, but a participant.

But despite the absence of an official agreement, the two companies are indeed working together on several technology exercises involving IOTAs Tangle network. The experiments include installing and connecting weather sensors to IOTAs ledger technology.

How is IOTA Different than Other Cryptocurrencies?

IOTAs name is a play on the Internet of Things. With its simplistic worldview, it is actually seeking to build an Economy of Things.

IOTAs mission is to connect businesses and their technological resources as something that can be traded.

But that is not all. According to some analysts, IOTAs Tangle ledger is superior to cryptos relying on blockchain technology.

While the startup still needs meaningful partnerships to advance, the ecosystem appears to show a lot of promise comparing to its peers.

Looking at the Chart

IOTAs price dropped for the second consecutive day on Thursday, breaking below its new key support level. At the time of writing, it is testing below a symmetrical triangle chart pattern.

IOTA Tests Below Triangle Chart PatternIOTA Tests Below Triangle Chart Pattern

For now, from a technical point of view, we are still in a wait-and-see situation.

In a traditional market, if the price confirms below the triangle we could e...

09:57

Senior VP Says eBay Seriously Considering Bitcoin Integration "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ebay, the company whose integration of PayPal created a multi-billion dollar company, is now considering allowing Bitcoin payments. #ADOPTION

09:57

Secret Society Opens Doors For Rare Glimpse "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This city of Saint John, New Brunswick, which is not too far from my hometown, is a blue collar, Loyalist township, were some of the first Loyalists

09:52

Recommended: Sandcatchers What We Found Along the Way "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

  Its pretty easy to fall for this embrace of Middle-Eastern and Appalachian musics.  A charming twang, dexterous melodic leaps, some effusive stomps, and a simple swaying motion all come together on the latest release from the Sandcatchers.  The unconventional music extends to the tools utilized to express it.  Oud, lap steel, cello, bass and []

09:50

React Interview Question: What gets rendered in the browser, a component or an element? "IndyWatch Feed Education"

** Trick Question **

You might not like the answer because, unfortunately, it is a bit complicated.

Isnt the word element synonymous to the word component anyway??
Form reactjs.org

Technically speaking, ReactDOM does not render a React component or a React element in the DOM. It renders DOM elements backed by instances of their components. This is true for class components. For function components, ReactDOM renders just DOM elements. Function components dont have instances (that can be accessed with this) so when using a function component, ReactDOM renders a DOM element generated from the functions returned element.

What you need to understand here is that a React element is different from a DOM element. A React element is just a description of an HTML element, a React component, or a mix of these.

Okay, a better interview question might be: When you use something like in JSX, is that a component, an element, or an instance?

Its an element but not a DOM element. Its a React element. The clue here is that any JSX tag gets translated to a React.createElement call. Keep that in mind. CREATE. ELEMENT.

However, for React to continue working with this React element, it will have to either invoke a function or create an instance from a class.

You might find the words component, element, and instance mixed up in the React guides and tutorials out there. I am guilty of mixing these words myself, but I think a beginner React learner needs to understand the important distinctions. The React blog has a post about this topic but that I think it is a bit too technical for a beginner.

Here is how I would provide simple definitions of these word to beginners:

  • A React Component is a template. A blueprint. A global definition. This can be either a function or a class (with a render function).
  • A React Element is what gets returned from components. Its an object that virtually describes the DOM nodes that a component represents. With a function component, this element is the object that the function returns. With a class component, the element is the object that the components render function returns. React elements are not what we see in the browser. They are just objects in memory and we cant change anything abou...

09:42

Indias Tax Man Knocks on Door of Cryptocurrency Exchanges; Seeks Identifying Information "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Income Tax Department of India has been conducting a survey on Indian cryptocurrency exchanges, seeking identities of investors and traders. The tax authorities were apparently drawn to digital currency because of its rapid appreciation in value. #REGULATIONS

09:40

Venezuelans Turn to Bitcoin as Government Crackdown on Mining Intensifies "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Venezuelans Turn to Bitcoin as Government Crackdown on Mining Intensifies

In contrast to many people around the world, who adopt bitcoin to make a quick profit, citizens of Venezuela use the currency as a matter of sheer survival. Venezuelans resort to the cryptocurrency to stay afloat, fighting the rising tides of hyperinflation. Even in the face of fierce government crackdowns, which are only getting worse, its people continue to rely on bitcoin.

Also Read: Israeli PM Netanyahu Says Bitcoin Is Rising as Banks Are Destined to Disappear

Bitcoin Miners Must Register

We previously covered the Venezuelan governments crackdown on bitcoin mining and how people are still willing to risk arrests and police extortion to continue. Despite this, the government is not relenting, and even appears to be intensifying its efforts.

A mandatory national registry of bitcoin miners is expected to launch by December 22. Carlos Vargas, President Maduros recently appointed superintendent of Venezuelan cryptocurrency, said on Tuesday: We want to know who they are, we want to know where they are, we want to know what equipment they are using.

At the same time, Venezuelan police continue t...

09:38

Mainstream Media Now Urging Parents to Give 3-Year-Old Kids Dangerous Drugs for Depression "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Jack Burns

Big Pharmas subtle propaganda comes in many forms. Those tuning in to mainstream media programs will be subjected to nightly advertisements, many of which feature highly addictive and dangerous antidepressants. But a recent news story warning that 3-year-olds could be suffering from depression and should be evaluated by doctors shows that the industry will stop at nothing until all Americans are on drugs.

NBCs feature story on depression used scare tactics in its title to imply and suggest a national depression crisis among toddlers. Generation at risk: Americas youngest facing mental health crisis, the title reads. While the nation is facing an opiate crisis caused by Big Pharmas highly addictive production and distribution of opiates, one would be hard-pressed to find many Americans who believe the nations toddlers and children are mentally ill.

The articles authors are Kate Snow and Cynthia McFadden. They write:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1 in 5 American children ages 3 through 17about 15 millionhave a diagnosable mental, emotional or behavioral disorder in a given year.

Did you catch that? They are trying to convince readers that children as young as 3 years old suffer from mental illness. The article goes on to claim that the children simply need to be diagnosed in order to be treated, prompting readers with troubled children to consider taking their babies to psychiatrists or medical doctors.

Only 20 percent of these children are ever diagnosed and receive treatment; 80 percent about 12 million arent receiving treatment.

...

09:34

Kids Climate Change Lawsuit Goes Forward Thanks to 9th Circuit 3 Judge Panel "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Paul Gordon) The headline on an article by Mercury News reads Kids climate change lawsuit against Trump administration lands in San Francisco court. The headline, while technically true, doesnt really paint the full picture. The lawsuit that has made its way to the Ninth Circuit court of appeals was actually begun in 2015, so, technically, its a lawsuit against the Obama administration, now extended to include the Trump administration.
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09:32

Catherine Austin Fitts - Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies, What About You? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

 

Catherine is the president of Solari, Inc., publisher of the Solari Report, and managing member of Solari Investment Advisory Services, LLC. Catherine served as Managing Director and member of the Board of Directors of the Wall Street investment bank Dillon, Read & Co. Inc., as Assistant Secretary of Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development in the first Bush Administration, and was the President of Hamilton Securities Group, Inc. Catherine has designed and closed over $25 billion of transactions and investments to-date and has led portfolio and investment strategy for $300 billion of financial assets and liabilities.

www.solari.com

Recorded at the Nexus Conference in Aspen Colorado.
Thursday, September 22, 2017

09:30

Creating Crypto Currency! Shocking NSA Paper From 1996 Describes Creating Blockchain and Bitcoin (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Creating Crypto Currency! Shocking NSA Paper From 1996 Describes Creating Blockchain and Bitcoin Video Silver Report Shocking Paper written Called, How to make a mint: The Cryptography of anonymous electronic cash. Laurie Law, Susan Sabett, Jerry Solinas National Security...

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09:26

Cryptospace Moscow 2017: This is not just a party, this is a historic talent grab Were bigger than US Steel "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

December 8, 2017. More than 55 speakers from 30 countries, more than 3000 participants, 6 sections, 12 hours of speeches and continuous networking. At Cryptospace, the largest blockchain and crypto event of the year, the worlds blockchain celebrities discussed crypto trading instruments, blockchain implementation into business, predicted the price of the bitcoin and chose the best ICO project.  Ted Lin comments: A dynamic crowd, a spectacular venue, and a professionally run event. What a way to meet with the crypto community of Russia.

 The message has been spread with great resonance from every spot of the crypto world, way beyond the Russian crypto community. The world is ready for innovation, the point of no return has been passed a while ago; the blockchain technology is about to revolve everything. We are looking at a world of no double-spending, we are now putting more bricks into the basis of decentralized control, communities and industries attract more and more attention to the innovative potential.

On 4 stages of The Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO there were continuously presenting their expertise over 50 speakers, something that found listeners in an over 3000 attendee audience. Since the world of technological advance forgives no waste of time to make the most intensive event, Cryptospace organizators managed to pack and unite a three day content into one day, and it worked to everyones benefit only: nowhere else in 2017 you could see so much activity to twist your focus in one day, but the audience only seemed to crave for more: even by the end of the conference nobody saw the halls empty moreover, the speakers and panels were receiving attention till the very late evening.

The most frequently asked question was about the bitcoin price. According to the famous cryptotrader Peter Sin, by the end of the year we can expect the Bitcoin price fixing at around $ 20,000.

The big part of the conference was divided in 6 sections dedicated to various aspects of the blockchain world, and many worlds most influential developers, creators, authors, investors and mass media experts introduced the public to the highest advances of all possible revolutionary implementations of blockchain.

William Moguayar, best-selling author of The Business Blockchain, presented his book in Russian and opened the event session.

Most of the projects will fail, but we can afford it. With $ 400 billion in the crypto-ball, we can take 1% and spend it, and I tell you another way to look at this. This is not just a party, this is a historic talent grab. Crypto has absorbed the greatest talents in the world in service of open-source, Miko Matsumura, Founder at Evercoin, LP Pantera Capital.

There were no opportunities like now before...

09:24

A Puzzle Game Inspired by the Mathematics of Islamic Art "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Screenshot from <em>Engare</em> (courtesy Mahdi Bahrami)Screenshot from Engare (courtesy Mahdi Bahrami)

I think we can explore mathematics in different ways, game developer Mahdi Bahrami told Hyperallergic. If someone is not able to solve an equation on paper, that doesnt mean he [or] she is bad at maths. For some people its easier to explore maths when its visualized. I think video games as a medium have a great potential in doing these kind of visualizations. That being said, my goal was never to make an educational game.'

<em>Engare</em> animation (courtesy Mahdi Bahrami)Engare animation (courtesy Mahdi Bahrami)

What Bahrami created is Engarea game of motion and geometry which draws on the mathematical principles of Islamic design. It was released this fall for Mac and PC. Players progress through increasingly challenging levels where visual puzzles are inspired by the tessellations that often adorn Islamic art and architecture. The goal is to replicate a provided pattern by clicking on a dot on tumbling blocks or swirling orbs, then watching as they go into motion. In early stages youre making squiggly lines or basic curls, later youre generating ornamentation worthy of Alhambra.

Bahrami is Iranian and based in the city of Esfahan, which includes the UNESCO-listed Naqsh-e Jahan Square lined with historic architecture. He has a particular interest in both math and Islamic design in his work, with the upcoming Tandis incorporating mathematical functions and modeling, and the 2013 ...

09:23

Are White Bears Sabotaging Your Health Goals? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

 

By Lisa Egan

Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute.  Fyodor Dostoevsky

That quote is from Winter Notes on Summer ImpressionsDostoevskys 1863 account of his travels in Western Europe.

It inspired the late social psychologist Daniel Wegner, PhD, to conduct formal research into what is now called ironic process theory (or thought suppression), a common and intriguing psychological phenomenon.

I was really taken with it, he said of the quote in a talk at APAs 2011 Annual Convention. It seemed so true.

Wegner was curious: Would people be successful in keeping thoughts of a white bear at bay when directed to do so?

He set out to explore conscious thought suppression, which refers to deliberate attempts try to keep from thinking about something.

Wegner and his colleagues started with a simple experiment. They asked a group of students to not to think of a white bear. For five-minute period, the students were asked to report their thoughts. Each time they either thought of or said the words white bear, they were asked to...

09:20

DOJ Alleges Bitcoin Involved in Attempted ISIS Funding "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Prosecutors have accused a New York woman of using credit cards to purchase bitcoin and then launder those funds to send money to ISIS.

09:20

It's Not Obama's Economy It's Trump's US Recovery! "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Myth of Obamas Influence on US Economic Recovery

Recently as former president Barack Hussein Obama, appears on his shadowing tour of President Trumps visit to Asia, he actually gave himself credit for the last 12 months of recovery instigated by the new administration. It appears that delusion knows no limits as the former president just cannot deal with being out of the lime light and being particularly irrelevant as President Trump undoes the constraints that led America down an 8 year path of decline.

Schizophrenia

Swampland

Despite the obstruction from the Swamp as President Trump described the DC establishment of GOP and Democrat leaders on Capitol Hill who would rather play politics and watch the nation burn down if they cannot preside over the political machinery that runs at its self-defeating pace whether the people suffer or not as their inside deals enrich them while the Middle Class shrinks and the poor are forced to subsist on federal handouts. The welfare state they have built guarantees them the votes they need for the base that keep them in office as they manage the decline of America! President Trump outright hated for not being part of the establishment that has profited off the misery of the people has brought about an unplanned recovery the Swamp did not want!

Performance

Already adding 1.5 million jobs in less than 12 months and creating more than 3% GDP due to his Reaganesque strategy, President Donald Trump has been deliberately demonized by the US media, who entwined with the Democrats did not want Trump to get elected and would have gladly engineered a wo...

09:14

Garlic and fluorine show drug delivery promise "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

A new study has reported success, in terms of drug delivery, with the unusual combination of garlic and fluorine. This partly relates to garlics use as a traditional medicine.

Its the case of ancient medicine meeting modern technology. For centuries the allium root vegetable garlic has been used as a medicine, from the times of Ancient Greece to boost the stamina of athletes to treatments in World War II for gangrene.

With the wartime treatment, garlic was partly effective due to its natural antibiotic properties. It is this aspect that the new study builds upon, strengthening the properties of garlic through fluorination.

The study comes from Professor Eric Block (University at Albany) and Dr. Shaker A. Mousa (Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences). The experimental hypothesis was to examine whether adding fluorine into natural garlic-derived compounds boosts the beneficial biological activity of garlic.

Fluorine has a rich chemistry, encompassing organic and inorganic domains. It combines with metals, nonmetals, metalloids, and most noble gases. It is also common to the pharmaceutical sector, found in many types of drugs including those designed to lower cholesterol or to tackle stomach ulcers.

Bringing together garlic and fluorine was an inspired one. In a statement provided to Digital Journal, Professor Block comments: Since its discovery, the antibiotic properties found in garlic compounds have been the subject of extensive research.

He then adds: Given the great importance of fluorine in medicinal chemistry and chemical biology, we were interested in observing the effect that fluorine substitution would have on the chemical reactivity and biological activity of garlic compounds. Such fluorinated analogs were presently unknown.

This led to a series of experiments whereby the researchers modified garlic compounds by replacing hydrogen atoms with fluorine atoms. They then tested out the compound using chick embryo eggs to test out the effectiveness of the compound as a anti-angiogenesis agent (cancer tumor blocking).

The experimental data showed that the modified compounds were effective in terms of biological activity and hold promise as future drug therapies.

The findings are published in the journal Molecules. The research paper is headed Fluorinated Analogs of Organosulfur Compounds from Garlic (Allium sativum): Synthesis, Chemistry and Anti-Angiogenesis and....

09:12

Think You Can Hide Capital Gains in Alt-Coins? Think Again "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Those Bitcoin investors in the US who think theyre outsmarting the IRS by trading funds to other digital currencies rather than back to dollars could be in for a nasty surprise. Under GOP tax bill that is due to be voted upon next week, law makers will draw a distinction limiting like-kind exchanges to real estate.

Its been argued by some that using Bitcoin or any other digital currency to purchase a different crypto should be treated the same as a 1031 exchange. This allows taxpayers to exchange one type of asset to another without it being deemed a taxable event. Since the IRS considers Bitcoin as property rather than currency, it was thought that digital currencies could be considered as like assets.

Evan Fox, the tax manager at New York accounting firm Berdon gave his opinion on the matter to CNBC:

Some people think, Im taking my bitcoin, which the IRS has deemed to be property, swapping it for another property and doing it for investment reasons, so it sounds like it could be a 1031 exchange I think its a stretch.

However, under the new bill, any debate will be rendered moot. It explicitly limits 1031 exchanges to real estate. This gives an answer to all those accountancy professionals who have struggled to advise clients invested in Bitcoin and other cryptos because of the law lagging behind technological innovation.

For now, people cashing out or trading digital currencies in the States should beware. Other investments will often trigger the a brokerage to send a Form 1099 automatically which also goes directly to the IRS, alerting them to your trading. These forms are used to record losses and gains. However, its important to remember that the absence of such a document does not mean that taxes are not owed. This makes it necessary to self-report.

Its also worth noting that the IRS have up to three years to conduct an audit. It could be as late as 2020 that your 2017 tax return is brought into question. Fox warned that penalties and interest might face those who do not correctly report their cryptocurrency gains.

He summed up the situation pretty clearly for CNBCs readers considering risking not reporting crypto trading gains:

If you put money into the cryptocurrency space, and you decide to buy [another digital asset], and you one day monetize it and show up with a $2 million house, the IRS is not stupid.

The taxation expert concluded by suggesting that the number of returns this year...

09:08

We Came From Different Parts Of The Country: Possible Voter Fraud In Alabama Senate Race Exposed "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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The possibility that there was widespread voter fraud during the recent Alabama senate election between Doug Jones and Roy Moore has become very real after a Jones voter was caught on camera discussing how his supporters came from different parts of the country to vote for the Democrat.

The clip, which has gone viral on Facebook, was captured by the local Fox affiliate shortly after the media had confirmed that Jones had pulled off the stunning upset.

After being asked by a local reporter why he was excited to see Jones victory, the man responded with a comment that could easily be interpreted as proof that voter fraud did indeed happen.

Because we came here all the way from different parts of the country as part of our fellowship and all of us pitched in to vote and canvas together and we got our boy elected! the Jones supporter stunningly revealed.

While it remains unclear what the man specifically meant with his comments, one can imagine that he either meant that people were transported into the state to campaign for Jones or that out of state liberals actually voted for the anti-gun former prosecutor.

Or perhaps both?

Interestingly, Moore has so far refused to concede the election with the claim that military and provisional ballots had not yet been counted.

Roy Moore is continuing to refuse to concede the election, commenting, In this race, we have not received the final count to include military and provisional ballots. This has been a very close race and we are awaiting certification by the secretary of state, reported Paul Joseph Watson.

If Moore reduces Jones 1.5 percentage advantage to within 0.5% after the military ballots have been counted, this will trigger an automatic recount wh...

We Came From Different Parts Of The Country: Possible Voter Fraud In Alabama Senate Race Exposed "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

141217vote

The possibility that there was widespread voter fraud during the recent Alabama senate election between Doug Jones and Roy Moore has become very real after a Jones voter was caught on camera discussing how his supporters came from different parts of the country to vote for the Democrat.

The clip, which has gone viral on Facebook, was captured by the local Fox affiliate shortly after the media had confirmed that Jones had pulled off the stunning upset.

After being asked by a local reporter why he was excited to see Jones victory, the man responded with a comment that could easily be interpreted as proof that voter fraud did indeed happen.

Because we came here all the way from different parts of the country as part of our fellowship and all of us pitched in to vote and canvas together and we got our boy elected! the Jones supporter stunningly revealed.

While it remains unclear what the man specifically meant with his comments, one can imagine that he either meant that people were transported into the state to campaign for Jones or that out of state liberals actually voted for the anti-gun former prosecutor.

Or perhaps both?

Interestingly, Moore has so far refused to concede the election with the claim that military and provisional ballots had not yet been counted.

Roy Moore is continuing to refuse to concede the election, commenting, In this race, we have not received the final count to include military and provisional ballots. This has been a very close race and we are awaiting certification by the secretary of state, reported Paul Joseph Watson.

If Moore reduces Jones 1.5 percentage advantage to within 0.5% after the military ballots have been counted, this will trigger an automatic recount which will will be paid for by the state government.

The possibility that voter fraud did indeed happen during the senate race is very real, especially when you consider the fact that the entire establishment cheered Jones victory shortly after...

09:05

Hybrid Arachnids. Myth: Arachnid just means spider "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

No need to look up to space for them, we have them here on Earth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEMuG6ESWk4  Spiders are no fu

09:04

Navajo Nation Mourns Loss of Code Talker Teddy Draper, Sr. "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper, Sr.

Published December 14, 2017

WINDOW ROCK  The Navajo Nation mourns the loss of Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper Sr. and offers condolences to his family. Draper passed away shortly after 7:00 a.m. this morning in Prescott, Arizona. Mr. Draper was 96.

The news of his passing comes a little more than a week after the Nation lost Navajo Code Talker George B. Willie Sr. With the tragic news today and with the passing of each Code Talker, our Nation is reminded of the importance of our warriors. As of this time, there are 10 Navajo Code Talkers still remaining.

The Office of the Navajo Nation President and Vice President offer condolences on behalf of the Nation to the family of Code Talker Draper, President Russell Begaye said. With the passing of each Code Talker, our Nation mourns these heroes and living treasures.

Draper was born in Canyon Del Muerto and resided in Chinle, Arizona. He was part of the 5th Marine Division, fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima and received a Purple Heart as well as a Congressional Silver Medal.

The Navajo Code Talkers used our language to save this country during World War II, Vice President Jonathan Nez said. This is an example of the importance of passing down our language to our children. We are grateful and remember Teddy Draper not only for his efforts on the battlefield but in the classroom as well.

Draper was known as a proponent of the Navajo language and taught language classes at Rough Rock Community High School. His legacy in language preservation is handed down in the materials he produced that have become a part of Navajo language curriculum in schools like Navajo Preparatory School and Dine College.

President Begaye recognized the Draper and the Code Talkers as great Navajo Warriors who deserve all the recognition they receive. The Nation and Navajo people need to highlight their heroic accomplishments by creating a museum in their honor, he said.

As a nation, we need to dedicate ourselves to make this happen, he said.

Although the Nation mourns the recent passing of two Navajo Code Talkers, President Bega...

09:04

Art by Women Sells for 47.6% Less Than Works by Men, Study Finds "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Laure Garcin, Laure Garcin, LAtelier (The Studio, 1930), Muse Calvet, Avignon, France (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)

Art by women continues to be undervalued, according to the findings of a new study spearheaded by researchers at the University of Luxembourg. In a pair of experiments and through analysis of some 1.5 million auction sales records, the researchers found that respondents consistently ranked works they believed to have been made by male artists higher than those believed to be by female artists even when the works had in fact been generated by an artificial intelligence and that works by women typically sell for 47.6% of the prices male artists fetch at auction.

The results of this study deliver proof for the disadvantages women face in the art world solely based on their gender, Professor Roman Kraussl of the Luxembourg School of Finance, one of the studys authors, said in a statement. Male buyers are a driving force of the auction market and yet we see that they are also more likely to think that womens art is inferior. Our research adds to the mounting evidence of discrimination towards women that is systemic to so many industries.

Crunching numbers from 1.5 million auction results between 1970 and 2013, representing works by 62,665 artists, the researchers arrived at a mean auction price of $48,212 for works by male artists and $25,262 for works by female artists. This 47.6% gender discount is softened slightly when removing blockbuster lots (almost all of them for works by male artists) from the statistics, to a still appalling 28.8% disparity between the mean value of works by men and women at auction. The researchers also found that, while women made up 16.9% of the 62,665 artists for whom they had auction data, only 6.9% of the transactions involved works by women, suggesting that the secondary market for male artists is generally much stronger than it is for female artists.

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09:03

Synergizing Gaming Industry Through Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The online gaming industry is endowed with enormous potential that can only be achieved through the collaborative synergy of all the parties involved within the ecosystem. #SPONSORED

09:00

The Virtual Economy Is The End Of Freedom "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This article was originally published by Brandon Smith at Alt-Market.com

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There is one simple rule to follow when understanding the tragic history of economies: Never put blind faith in a system built on an establishment-created foundation. You would think this would not be a difficult concept to grasp being that we have so many examples of controlled economies and collapse to reference over the centuries, but in our era more than ever the allure of a virtual world with promises of endless wealth and ease is overwhelming.

Yes, I am referring primarily to cyptocurrency tulip-mania (sorry bitcoiners, the description is too fitting, it isnt going away), but not this issue alone. I am also referring to a far-reaching problem of which cryptocurrencies are a mere reflection. Namely, the fact that humanity is swiftly losing sight of what a true economy is and what it is supposed to accomplish. It is because of this reality that crypto is thriving.

First, lets be clear, fiat currencies are one of the first machinations of the virtual economy. Once paper currencies printed from thin air by central bankers were separated from tangible backing and accepted by the masses as valuable and worth trading labor for, the seed of financial cancer was planted. Today, there is one final step needed for the establishment to accomplish complete tyranny in global trade and that is to disconnect the masses fully from private transactions. In other words, we must be tricked into going digital, where privacy is an absurd memory.

Virtual economics is appealing for several reasons, most of them bad.

Americans and much of the west in particular are increasingly uncomfortable with the idea of real production. The latest generation coming into political and social influence, the millenials, is a perfect example. Surveys show American millenials more than any other generation lack basic workplace competency skills, including scoring low on arithmetic and reading comprehension. Often portrayed as tech savvy in popular culture and the media, millenials are quite inept...

The Virtual Economy Is The End Of Freedom "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This article was originally published by Brandon Smith at Alt-Market.com

virtual-reality

There is one simple rule to follow when understanding the tragic history of economies: Never put blind faith in a system built on an establishment-created foundation. You would think this would not be a difficult concept to grasp being that we have so many examples of controlled economies and collapse to reference over the centuries, but in our era more than ever the allure of a virtual world with promises of endless wealth and ease is overwhelming.

Yes, I am referring primarily to cyptocurrency tulip-mania (sorry bitcoiners, the description is too fitting, it isnt going away), but not this issue alone. I am also referring to a far-reaching problem of which cryptocurrencies are a mere reflection. Namely, the fact that humanity is swiftly losing sight of what a true economy is and what it is supposed to accomplish. It is because of this reality that crypto is thriving.

First, lets be clear, fiat currencies are one of the first machinations of the virtual economy. Once paper currencies printed from thin air by central bankers were separated from tangible backing and accepted by the masses as valuable and worth trading labor for, the seed of financial cancer was planted. Today, there is one final step needed for the establishment to accomplish complete tyranny in global trade and that is to disconnect the masses fully from private transactions. In other words, we must be tricked into going digital, where privacy is an absurd memory.

Virtual economics is appealing for several reasons, most of them bad.

Americans and much of the west in particular are increasingly uncomfortable with the idea of real production. The latest generation coming into political and social influence, the millenials, is a perfect example. Surveys show American millenials more than any other generation lack basic workplace competency skills, including scoring low on arithmetic and reading comprehension. Often portrayed as tech savvy in popular culture and the media, millenials are quite inept when it comes to core skills that fuel strong business and trade, which is part of the reason why the U.S....

08:57

Garzik Forks UnitedBitcoin Away from "Maximalists" to Support Altcoin Communities "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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A new project called UnitedBitcoin (warning: the site autoplays audio) promises to add smart contract features using the UTXO model, support for the lightning network and SegWit, and eight-megabyte blocks. Headed up by Jeff Garzik, the lead developer behind the failed SegWit2x hard fork, along with Matthew Roszak and SongXiu Hua, this UnitedBitcoin (UB) hard fork will offer replay protection to prevent people from accidentally spending their coins on both the Bitcoin and the UnitedBitcoin blockchains.

Garzik told Bitcoin Magazine that 10% of the total worldwide SHA-256 hash power has moved to the new UB network, with much of the support coming from China and older mining equipment that was no longer profitable due to the escalating difficulty in mining bitcoin. He noted that UB is already supported on the ZB and EXX exchanges.

The UB white paper outlines how lost bitcoins have created deflationary pressure that has pushed the price up. Because those bitcoins are out of circulation, the supply is further decreased. One of the issues that UB seeks to address is to find a purpose both for those lost bitcoins and for inactive wallets by creating a stable cryptocurrency linked to their addresses.

All active Bitcoin addresses will receive the same balance on the UB chain, much like previous forks. The balances of UB on inactive addresses, however, will be confiscated by the UB Foundation and used to serve the community.

Inactive addresses are defined in the white paper as addresses without activity since block height #494000 (November 11, 2017) and as a result didnt automatically receive UBTC during phase 1 of the asset allocation procedur...

08:56

Cosmic Disclosure: Emery Smith -- Whistleblower -- Season 9, Episode 2 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


David Wilcock: All right. Welcome to Cosmic Disclosure. I'm your host, David Wilcock, and we have a special surprise for you: the insider who I referred to as Paul. And I can reveal for the first time that his name is Emery Smith.
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08:55

How Japanese Art Influenced and Inspired European Impressionist Artists "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

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Widely known as the first modern art movement, Impressionism remains one of the most popular and prevalent forms of art today. While much of the groundbreaking genre was impressively original, Impressionists, like most artists, found inspiration in other forms of artnamely, in Japanese woodblock prints.

Here, we explore the ways in which Ukiyo-e, or pictures of the floating world, inspired the Impressionists in terms of content, style, and approach, culminating in a creative and timelessly artistic relationship.

What is Japonism?

Japonism is word used to describe the study of Japanese art and, more specifically, its influence on European works. While the phenomenon is present in a range of movementsincluding Art Nouveau and Post-Impressionismit is most closely associated with Impressionism, as artists like Claude Monet and Edgar Degas were particularly inspired by the subject matter, perspective, and composition of Japanese woodblock prints.

Impressionism Japanese Art Monet Japonism

Claude Monet, Camille Monet in Japanese Costume (1876)

History

In 1874, the same year that Impressionism o...

08:53

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM DEC 14 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

While Bitcoin soars, the intelligence community bores... into your bitcoin accounts:
Evidence points to Bitcoin being an NSA-engineered psyop to roll out one-world digital

The post NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM DEC 14 2017 appeared first on Giza Death Star.

08:50

Concerned about Bitcoin security? Try this "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Concerned about Bitcoin security? Try this by Simon Black Sovereign Man It happened again. Last week, hackers stole 4,700 Bitcoins (over $80 million at todays price) from mining marketplace NiceHash. (The company pairs up people with spare computing power...

The post Concerned about Bitcoin security? Try this appeared first on The Daily Coin.

08:43

Quilled Hanukkah Dreidel Craft "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

As you can see, I really had a great time creating a series of quilled Hanukkah crafts this year......and our house is looking more festive than ever! I'm expecting a huge crowd at our table this Shabbos, so I'm really...

08:42

Support a Farm Bill for the future! "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Call on Congress to pass a Food and Farm Bill that includes strong support for family farmers and ecological farming practices. Add your signature

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08:42

Wanna Have a Crypto Lamborghini? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

BitCar team, a Singapore-based project which implements peer-to-peer ownership of exotic cars, talked to Cointelegraph about Singapore, reading and how the things were different back in 2013. #BLOCKSHOW

08:41

Internet Goes WILD After FCC Net Neutrality Vote "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Are you ok? Is your Internet connection still copacetic?

Based on some of the reactions online, todays vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to rescind the so-called net neutrality rules (the Open Internet Order) passed by the agency in 2015 signals an end to life as we know it.

Heres a real-life headline from CNN, the network that prides itself on telling you an apple is an apple, or something.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) called the decision to reduce government regulation of the internet a radical departure that risks erosion of the biggest free speech platform the world has ever known.

The ACLUs stance is a radical departure of sortsthe civil liberties organization has generally been one of the most outspoken skeptics of the Trump administrations use of government power. They should welcome the administration reducing its authority here.

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), the Democrats 2016

08:40

Survival Prepper Forum "IndyWatch Feed Survival"



I am constantly looking for a decent Australian survival forum, so far no luck. The Australian survival forums I have found so far are no better than the American ones. America is different from Australia in many ways, so the discussions on those forums are not of much use if you live in Australia or the UK. Australian forums have other problems, the forum managers & moderators are slack & do not control the forum members when they get out of line. The other factor with Australian forums is that they often look at someone's post, but do not comment. It does not take much to comment, preferably a nice comment. Fair enough if you think the post is totally pointless, just say nothing or politely point out where you think they are wrong. But to say nothing when in fact it was a good post is not very encouraging for the person who made the post.

Anyway, not commenting can be a problem on all forums, but some forums are better than others. I decided to register on two forums, one is an American forum on which I am a moderator, & the other is a UK forum on which I am a forum manager https://www.preppersforum.uk/  I find that on this UK forum we have more in common than any American one. For the most part members are friendly & the managers & moderators do a good job of keeping spammers out & controlling disagreeable people.

Anyway, if you are in Australia or America or the UK & are looking for...

08:38

Pars Defect: What it Means and What to Do About it "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Pars defect describes a crack or fracture in your pars interarticularis which is a small connecting bone in your lower spine. A defect in the pars interarticularis is a common cause of lower back pain and can result in pain when walking and stiffness in the lumbar region. A pars defect can also cause radiated pain in the buttock, thighs, or the backs of your legs.

Pars defect is closely connected with two conditions that cause pain in the lower back spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis. These painful lower back conditions can be the result of overusing the lower back, trauma when playing sports or due to genetic factors.

Usually, to help ease the pain that pars defect causes, doctors recommend a course of physical therapy. This is to relax the muscles and strengthen the core and lower back area. Very often, heat compresses applied to the lower back can help to alleviate lumbar pain and increase flexibility. Strengthening the back muscles and using a correct posture are usually the best ways to prevent pain and discomfort caused by pars defect.

This article looks at the many causes of pars defect and how you can treat symptoms of spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis. First of all, its important to know something about the anatomy of your lower spine.

The Anatomy of Your Lower Spine

The area of your lower spine is generally referred to as your lumbar area. The bottom of your spine contains 5 lumbar vertebrae which are numbered one to five: from L1, which starts around your middle back, to L5, which connects to your sacrum (the triangular-shaped bone between your hip bones).

Dr. Stephen Kishner on Medscape says that your lumbar spine contains large muscles, ligaments, tendons, vertebrae, and sensitive nerves. These elements provide strength to your body and allow the body to move, bend, and pivot freely.1

Your pars interarticularis (or, just pars for short) is a small piece of bone at the base of your spine where L4 and L5 vertebrae are located. Any defect of the pars interarticularis will cause stiffness, pain, and severe discomfort in your lumbar area. This could be due to trapped nerves, muscle soreness, or inflammation.1

Spondylolysis vs. Spondylolisthesis

Very often, when searching for painful conditions that affect the lower back and are connected with pars defect, you will come across spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis. You will probably have spondylolysis or spondylolisthesis if you damage your pars interarticularis. Although these lumbar conditions cause simila...

08:36

Opportunity Knocks and SophiaTX is Answering the Door "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

SophiaTX, considered the Ultimate Blockchain for Business, just entered the final round of a very successful Token Generation Event (Dec. 7 17), where they have already raised well over $11 Million USD. The unique, purpose-built blockchain platform and marketplace were designed from the ground up for the specific purpose of integrating enterprise applications such as ERP, SCM, and CRM systems into a collaborative environment across multiple enterprises and industries.

SophiaTX is ready to show off what it can do for businesses on a global scale. They just opened pre-registration for Early Adoption Program which will launch in early 2018. The program is aimed at both individuals (enterprise applications experts, consultants, and architects) and organizations.

The early adoption program offers exclusive, membership only access to SophiaTX technology, the use of a testnet platform, detailed use case description for implementation, and learning opportunities for businesses regardless the size small or large. Interested parties can subscribe to the early adoption program on the SophiaTX website. As a small sample of SophiaTX potential, the company has outlined a use case which they affirmed, by way of fully functional proof of concept.

 Blockchain E-invoice Data Exchange / One-to-One Document Exchange

Extensive research of todays business models and practices found that more than 90% of all invoices worldwide are still processed manually (via mail, print, email, and other manual methods) which consume valuable time, resources and increase the costs.

The volume for e-invoices will achieve at least 36 billion worldwide with annual growth rates of 10-20% by the end of 2017. The estimated size of the e-invoicing market is 3.3 Billion Euro for 2017, and is expected to grow to 16.1 Billion Euro in the year 2024.

The main problems with traditional e-invoicing is that it remains cumbersome in adoption, is relatively expensive to implement and is rather limited to a selected type of document. This is where blockchain technology offers faster adoption and a true, peer-to-peer information exchange of relatively unlimited types of documentation. said Jaroslav Kacina, SophiaTX CEO.

SophiaTX takes the process multiple steps further by inputting the e-invoice...

08:30

Net Neutrality Is Dead (Will the World Soon Follow?), Speaker Ryan Denies Hes Retiring, FBI Agents Anti-Trump Text Messages Get Eyeballed: P.M. Links "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

KEVIN DIETSCH/UPI/NewscomNet Neutrality is dead, so I have no idea how youre able to read these links or how I was able to post them because this was supposed to kill off the internet. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is denying reports that hes considering retiring from Congress. Republican members of the Senate are looking for some answers about anti-Trump text messages from FBI officials, including one who was involved in the investigation of ties between Russia and the Trump campaign. One particular text suggests that the agents should take some sort of undefined action if Trump were to get elected, so its about more than just government employees preferring Hillary Clinton as president. Heres a take from Stewart Baker at The Volokh Conspiracy. Bermuda is reinstituting its ban on legal recognition of same-sex marriage, overturning a court ruling from earlier in the year. The publisher of The New York

08:26

More entries for worse than we thought week: climate change could accelerate by mid-century "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

From the UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE and the Aliens could also descend upon us and eat our brains by mid century department comes this science press release with beware right up front. Of course, AGU17 is in session, also known as worse than we thought week where scientists compete for headlines. Of course, the headline they

08:24

Hamas declares every Friday a day of anger "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Hamas chief demands the Islamic world makes every Friday a day of anger until Trumps Jerusalem decision is overturned as thousands mark 30th annive

08:22

South African Tax Services Researching Ways to Track BTC Transactions "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

In an attempt to keep in touch with the burgeoning cryptocurrency market, the South African Revenue Service is seeking help on how to track Bitcoin transactions. #REGULATIONS

08:17

How the Revisionists Attack American History "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The Myth of American Revisionism

Since the early 1960s revisionism of American history has been used by the left as a tool of recruiting disaffected college students on campuses across the US. In fiction or Hollywood it is called histrionics which means fictionalizing actual events due to the lack of available evidence. Revisionism has stooped to the level of fictionalizing the truth of events that shaped Americas past and made it the powerful nation it is today.

Refuting the past

Through the bitter hatred of American exceptionalism and the concept of individual freedoms collectivists have built a wall of character assassination of our Founding Fathers, the twisted spin on actual historic events, and even outright lies used to vilify the greatness that has benefited the world rather than weigh it down as the Barack Obamas and Jimmy Carters of the world would have us believe. However, the incessant ideology of statism has been a curse upon humanity because there are those who believe that government should God and the people should be relegated to the draconian social engineering of bureaucrats.

Orchestrated decline

The 8 year decline of America under president Obama would illustrate this point very well. His Vice President, Joe Biden, summed up the agenda of the administration well when he announced that the 8 million jobs lost would not be coming back to the US. President Obama repeated himself many times in his belief that America had been a malevolent force in the affairs of the world with its citizens having a disproportionate standard of living compared to the poverty stricken nations around the earth, that Americans used a greater percentage of energy for the size of the population, and that in a Globalist agenda the US was obligated to help and participate under UN treaty.

Shared global opportunity

While President Obama denounced the United States as having kept opportunity from other nations in reality the US provided a retail market that opened up trade with the Asian regions creating what is known as the Golden Coast made up of such nations as Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, and the Philippines all providing the labor and raw material to manufacture goods to be resold within the US under trade agreements. This has generated commerce in nations that are hard presse...

08:15

Interview: Princes Longtime Photographer Shares an Intimate View of the Beloved Musician in New Book "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

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These were some of my favorite moments to shoot. If the sound was good, Prince was relaxed and in a great mood. Here he is relaxing after sound check at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, during the One Nite Alone Tour. 2002. (Photo: Afshin Shahidi/Prince: A Private View)
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For almost 20 years, no photographer was closer to legendary musician Prince than Afshin Shahidi. The Iranian-born photographer grew up in Minneapolis, and jumped at the chance to work with the musical genius. From a chance encounter on a music video shoot in 1993, Shahidi grew into a role that transformed him into the only photographer to shoot Prince's legendary 3121 private parties in Los Angeles, as well as many other candid moments in his life.

After years on the road with PrinceShahidi documented both the Musicology tour in 2002 and the One Nite Only tour in 2004the photographer cultivated a special relationship with the musician, at one point even shooting his passport photos. Now, a little over a year after Prince's death, Prince: A Private View pulls together 250 of Shahidi's images of the musician, about half of them previously unseen.

Through Shahidi's lens, we not only see Prince as the enthralling performer on stage, but a friend laughing and conversing in relaxed moments after hours. Above all, Prince: A Private View shows the dedication the beloved musician had for his craft. Eyes closed, moved by the music during a sound check, we see the love and passion Prince had for music, even after 30 years in the business.

Viewing Shahidi's photographs and reading his captions, it's easy to see what a creative force Prince was. In fact, at one point Shahidi even purchased Prince his own camera, as he...

08:10

FDAs Seeks to Ban Supplements Sees Supplement Sales as Threat to Pharmaceutical Drugs? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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Fight Back Against the FDAs Attack on Supplements

by ANH-USA

The agency is deciding what to do about old supplementstell them what you think! Action Alert!

Last year, we told you about the FDAs massive attack on supplements that came in the form of a guidance document. That guidance is meant to provide clarity to supplement companies regarding new supplementsreferred to as new dietary ingredients, or NDIs.

Federal law requires companies to submit a notification to the FDA before an NDI is sold in the US. Federal law also defines a NDI as an ingredient that was not marketed in the US before 1994meaning that supplements marketed before 1994 are old dietary ingredients, or ODIs, for which no notification is required.

This leaves the question: how will companies know which supplements are considered NDIs and which are considered ODIs?

The FDA is asking for feedback from the public on whether or not to develop an official list of ODI ingredients.

While the creation of an official list may sound like a good thing, we think its possible that the FDA would use such a list to target supplements. FDA inspectors could simply go to a vitamin store with their ODI list, and anything that is either not on the list or doesnt have an approved NDI notification would be wiped off the shelves.

ANH-USA has prepared comments to submit to the FDA that make the following points:

  • As FDA staff have themselves pointed out, no law requires the creation of an ODI list; therefore, no ODI list should be created;
  • If the FDA does decide to create a list, the omission of a supplement from the list should be neutralmeaning the exclusion of an ingredient from the list doe...

08:10

Putin Aide Says Bitcoin Can Help Russia Bypass Financial Sanctions "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Putin Aide Says Bitcoin Can Help Russia Bypass Financial Sanctions

While the rising transactions fees are making bitcoin less usable for everyday purchases, its strength is drawing in companies and nation states looking to use the cryptocurrency. This is especially true for those locked out of the international financial system, as can be seen by the thinking of a top Putin aide.

Also Read: Israeli PM Netanyahu Says Bitcoin Is Rising as Banks Are Destined to Disappear

Sergei Glazyev, adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin, thinks bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can help the countrys banking system to bypass Western sanctions, the Russian Rambler News Service reports. He said that the sanctions regime has created an objective need for cryptocurrencies at a meeting of the presidential administration on their legal status, according to Rambler.

He also advocated for creating a national crypto ruble at the meeting, according to Rambler. Glazyev even suggested that Russian government agencies could use cryptocurrencies for transactions around the world related to sensitive services, the news agency added.

Putin Aide Says Bitcoin Can Help Russia Bypass Financial SanctionsWikileaks Julian Assange

Dr. Glazyev is an economist and a member of the National Financial Council of the Bank of R...

08:08

Australian Selectors To Rush Geoff Swampy Marsh Into Side For Boxing Day Test "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Following a dominant day one performance from the English batsmen the Australian selectors have announced that they will rush in former opening batsman and Father of Mitch and Sean, Geoff Swampy Marsh into the team for the Boxing day test.

We thought we had the balance of the team right with two Marshes, but clearly it wasnt enough so we need to bring in Swampy, said Australian selector Trevor Hohns. I mean lets be honest we tried with the kids. They did alright but then Justin Langer came along and bullied all the non-West Australian players out of the team.

When pressed on what they would do should the three prong Marsh attack not work Hohns replied: We do have contingency plans, Rod Marsh is still around and kicking and Graham Marsh though he was a golfer is quite a handy little off-spinner so dont worry we have all our bases covered.

England Captain Joe Root when asked for comment on Geoff Marshs impending recall commented: That decision makes as much sense as our teams approcah to sensible drinking.

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08:08

Blockchain.info Launches Bitcoin Cash Support, Users Cry For SegWit "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Blockchain.info wallet users now have full Bitcoin Cash access, some clamor for SegWit support. #NEWS

08:00

How to Spend It Cointed Provides ATM and POS Solutions to Help Consumers Spend Crypto in the Everyday World "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

For the spoiled ATM culture accustomed to immediate gratification, exchanging cryptocurrencies is a time-consuming headache. Before the launch of cryptocurrency ATMs, digital money users had few other options since traditional banks and exchanges do not distribute the digital currency.

Yet with less than 2,000 crypto ATMs sprinkled across the globe, many cryptocurrency traders are still running around the crypto exchange world fully exposed, or naked in the trading parlance. A naked trader is unable to hedge his trading position to reduce risk. Liquidity risk or a low number of trading counterparties is the largest source of risk on crypto exchanges. Low liquidity means prices can fluctuate greatly by the time a counterparty agrees to the trade. Exchanges are only beginning to introduce traditional risk management instruments such as futures and options to hedge these exposures.

How to spend it

For those who want to convert cryptocurrencies to cash and spend it in the everyday world of commerce, crypto ATMs provide a fast and convenient solution. Bitcoin kiosks allow users to exchange between fiat and cryptocurrencies using the familiar ATM interface. The two main types of crypto ATM services are the one-way buy trade of cryptocurrency (transferred to a crypto wallet) using fiat currencies and two-way machines providing the additional option of trading cryptocurrency for cash.

Currently, over 1,900 Bitcoin ATMs are installed worldwide, according to Coinatmradar.com. The number of crypto ATMs has tripled in two years, reflecting the high and rapidly growing demand to conduct trade in cryptocurrencies.

But cryptocurrency ATMs also have their shortcomings. The leading vendors charge high and rising fees. The average ATM fees to buy Bitcoin have risen from six percent in 2014 to 7.5 percent in 2016, finds Coinatmradar.com. Average US transaction fees, where the majority of ATMs are located, have been reported to be 16 percent (Wikipedia Bitcoin ATM). Cointed, the leading crypto ATM operator in Europe, is one ATM vendor helping consumers spend cryptocurrencies in the real world by providing ATM fe....

08:00

Goodbye Ethereum: Kik Plans to Move Its ICO Tokens to Stellar "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Kik founder Ted Livingston announced on Wednesday that his company was moving its Kin token app from ethereum to Stellar.

08:00

I Blended 105 Exposures to Create This 620MP Night-to-Day Photo of NYC "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

I blended 105 exposures to create a 620-megapixel photo of New York City transitioning from night to day after a snowstorm. New York Transitions I captures the dawn of a new day in New York City.

I wanted to portray the magic of the skyline at both nighttime and daytime in a single image so I planned to create a VAST photo that transitioned from night to day as you move from left to right in the image. Furthermore, I wanted to create the photo at a special time when the city looked particularly radiant, so I waited for a snowstorm to gild the city in white

Heavy clouds thick with snow blanketed the sky on an unusually cold morning. After reviewing the forecast for many inches of snow followed by a sudden clearing of the sky at night, I decided to prepare for a photo shoot of the city from the top of one of the tallest buildings between downtown Manhattan and the iconic Midtown Manhattan skyline.

As the day turned to night, the snow continued falling, coating the usually-dark rooftops of the city with a sheen of white powder. Then, in a matter of minutes, the snow ceased and the clouds whisked away to the east, leaving a perfectly clear sky. The moonlight sparkled off of the snow-covered buildings and the clear atmosphere provided amazing views for miles in every direction. The city stretched before me, filled with glowing windows, energetic arterial avenues, and Saturday-evening festivities.

Reveling in the scene, I began exposing the long-exposure images that make up the left-side nighttime portions of the final photo.

The fervor of cars racing up the avenues into the heart of the city rendered a beau...

08:00

The Tree of Modern Art: Elegant Drawing Visualizes the Development of Modern Art from Delacroix to Dal (1940) "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Selecting certain features, simplifying them, exaggerating them, and using them to provide a deep insight, at a glance, into the subject as a whole: such is the art of the caricaturist, one that Miguel Covarrubias elevated to another level in the early- to mid-20th century. Those skills, combined with his knowledge as an art historian, also served him well when he drew "The Tree of Modern Art." This aesthetically pleasing diagram first appeared in Vanity Fair in May of 1933, a time when many readers of such magazines would have felt a great curiosity about how, exactly, all these new paintings and sculptures and such many of which didn't seem to look much like the paintings and sculptures they knew at all related to one another.




But "the organizational structure alone reveals a surprisingly large amount about the way art has evolved," including how it "becomes broader and more inclusive over time," eventually turning into a "global affair"; how "artistic schools have become more aesthetically diverse"; how "the canon evolved quickly"; and how "all art is intertwined," created as it has so long been by artists who "work together, borrow from each other, and grow in tandem."

You can also find the "Tree of Modern Art" at the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection, a holding that illustrates, as it were, just how wide a swath of information design the term "map" can encompass. "The date is estimated based on the verso of the paper being a blue lined base map of the National Park Service dated 12/28/39," says the collection's site. "This drawing was found in the papers of B. Ashburton Tripp" ...

08:00

The Simpsons Predict The Future Once Again "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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The TV show, The Simpsons  has allegedly predicted the future several times. Nearly 17 years ago, an episode of the popular show predicted that Donald Trump would one day become US president and their streak continues.

The show has once again, predicted the future. The Simpsons has been running for over 27 years, so its inevitable that some themes that crop up in the show might occur in real life. And yet still, some of the plotlines are just too eerily similar to events that have happened throughout the world.

This time, however, the show has beaten reality to the punch by nearly 20 years and predicted one of the biggest takeover deals in recent history. Earlier today Walt Disney agreed to take control of 20th Century Fox Inc. in a deal worth $52.4 billion (39 billion). But on November 8, 1998, The Simpsons first aired the episode below:

It is safe to say that when a show has been running for as long as The Simpsons there are bound to be coincidences in future events.

According to the LAD Bible, the deal sees Disney take control of Foxs film studios, TV channels, and gives them the rights to many of Foxs films and television series, including, of course, The Simpsons. The show has already been granted at least a 29th and 30th series.

Its a pretty long stretch to assume that the shows creators knew all about this for 19 years and tried to alert the world to the deal well in advance, but it does mean that the shows creators were right all along.

One other alarming and...

The Simpsons Predict The Future Once Again "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

simpsons

The TV show, The Simpsons  has allegedly predicted the future several times. Nearly 17 years ago, an episode of the popular show predicted that Donald Trump would one day become US president and their streak continues.

The show has once again, predicted the future. The Simpsons has been running for over 27 years, so its inevitable that some themes that crop up in the show might occur in real life. And yet still, some of the plotlines are just too eerily similar to events that have happened throughout the world.

This time, however, the show has beaten reality to the punch by nearly 20 years and predicted one of the biggest takeover deals in recent history. Earlier today Walt Disney agreed to take control of 20th Century Fox Inc. in a deal worth $52.4 billion (39 billion). But on November 8, 1998, The Simpsons first aired the episode below:

It is safe to say that when a show has been running for as long as The Simpsons there are bound to be coincidences in future events.

According to the LAD Bible, the deal sees Disney take control of Foxs film studios, TV channels, and gives them the rights to many of Foxs films and television series, including, of course, The Simpsons. The show has already been granted at least a 29th and 30th series.

Its a pretty long stretch to assume that the shows creators knew all about this for 19 years and tried to alert the world to the deal well in advance, but it does mean that the shows creators were right all along.

One other alarming and...

07:56

UK Regulator Gives Warning to Bitcoiners "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The top brass at one of the UKs leading financial regulators has given a stark warning to those investing in Bitcoin. Andrew Bailey of the Financial Conduct Authority said that people who had bought Bitcoin better be prepared to lose all their money. Presumably, he meant just the portion that theyd invested in cryptocurrency, however.

For Bailey, without central banking, or government backing, there was nothing at all to suggest that Bitcoin was a secure investment. He likened the level of risk posed to proponents of digital currency to gambling. He told a BBC reporter on their Newsnight program:

Its not a currency, its actually not regulated in its Bitcoin form.

He commented on the volatility of the market in terms of pricing, citing the last years gains as reason for caution. He even suggested that there was no evidence to determine what informs the current price of Bitcoin.

Continuing, he highlighted that the supply of Bitcoin is fixed, but for a supposed financial expert, failed to acknowledge that huge increases in demand versus a fixed supply can result in a price going in one direction, and one direction only up. His summary of Bitcoins finite number was simply, odd.

Spoken like someone who is absolutely clueless about the Bitcoin and the wider cryptocurrency space, he neglected to acknowledge either of the main driving forces behind the current price of digital assets like BTC, ETH, and LTC. Firstly, there was no recognition that they represent a growing resistance to a toxic banking system that has kept people in servitude to non-elected actors for all of the current century, and most of last. Secondly, he failed to acknowledge the less noble reason behind the surge in price, that is the get rich quick folk.

Bailey is just the latest of a long line of critics of decentralised digital currency. Were sure that there were people who were opposed to every other game-changing technology that has ever been created. The motor car was faced opposition from people who thought thered be bedlam in the streets and that people wouldnt be able to drive across town without mowing down at least three children on the way.

Meanwhile, perhaps the most democratising innovation mankind has ever known, the internet, also met fierce resistance. I mean, who would want to use it apart from drug traffickers and child pornographers? The notion of ordering a pizza, or buying your Christmas shopping online was one that early naysayers couldnt compute, just as the blockchain-based, digital democracy were rapidly moving towards is today.

 

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07:54

11 Ways to put a Twist on Traditional Christmas Celebrations. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Here on our remote little island, we dont have access to a lot of fancy ingredients, so our Christmas dinners are, by default, a bring-whatever-pot-luck buffet. Nobody will have spent weeks shopping and days cooking, but theres

07:53

Best EDC Knives Top Prepping and Survival Knives for 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

A knife that you can comfortably carry every day is an important tool for any prepper. Knives have always been a big part of my life. As a child, my dad always had a massive knife collection and would have friends over that he would trade with or fix their knives up and sharpen them.. . . Read More

07:53

An Inside Look at Colombias Indigenous Guards "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

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Indigenous Guards in Colombia prior to the beginning of training; each guard carries a baton as a symbol of his or her membership. Photo: Intercontinental Cry

by Robin Llewellyn, Intercontinental Cry, Dec 11, 2017

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos may have received the Nobel Peace Prize, but peace has not come to Colombia. Social leaders and members of indigenous communities have been targeted in a wave of assassinations that has swept through the countryside during this supposed post-conflict eraand the state has failed both to stem the killings and to curtail the spread of illegal mining and drug trafficking.Indigenous guards are elected by their communities and mandated to protect Indigenous lives and territory without the use of arms. Throughout both the civil war and the undeclared battle for territory...

07:53

Apocalyptic sounds are back in Slovakia! December 2, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

  So far, no one has been able to offer a comprehensible explanation for these mysterious sounds. Some believe that these chilling sounds c

07:46

3 Reasons I Dont Make My Kids Believe In Santa "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Controversial parenting topics are endless, but none gets people quite so upset as the choice to not make kids believe in Santa. Why would we want to ruin their childhood like that? Why must we squash all magic and imagination? Why cant we just let kids be kids and convince them that Santa is real? Why []

The post 3 Reasons I Dont Make My Kids Believe In Santa appeared first on MotherWise.

07:40

1 down 449 to go: Ikata nuclear plant shut down over fears of Fukushima-style meltdown "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A Japanese high court in Hiroshima on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, revoked a lower court decision that allowed Shikoku Electric Power Company to continue operating unit 3 of its Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture. The unit is one of five reactors that...... Read more

Lake-like structure after landslide at Gangotri glacier, source of River Ganges "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Authorities are monitoring a lake-like structure that formed a few months ago after a heavy landslide occurred at Gaumukh, the mouth of Gangotri glacier in Uttarakhand, India. This glacier, one of the primary sources of River Ganges, is one of the largest in the...... Read more

DNA analysis shows Sumatran rhinos peaked during last Ice Age, never recovered "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The critically endangered Sumatran rhino has been on an arc toward extinction for nearly 12,000 years now, according to a new study based on genome sequencing that also found the species population peaked almost a million years ago. The study, published Thursday, Dec. 14, in the journal Current Biology, is based on analysis of genes from Ipuh, a male Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) who died at Cincinnati Zoo in 2013. The researchers found that the end of the Pleistocene, the last Ice Age, some 11,700 years ago wreaked havoc on the species. Our genome sequence data revealed that the Pleistocene was a roller-coaster ride for Sumatran rhinoceros populations, lead author Herman Mays, Jr., from the Department of Biological Sciences at Marshall University, said in a statement. Ipuh lived at the Cincinnati Zoo for 22 years until his death in 2013, and his remains are still on display at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Photo courtesy of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The genome analysis suggested that the species peaked at about 57,800 individuals at a time when fossil evidence showed an invasion of continental mammals into the subcontinent encompassing most of Southeast Asia, previously known as Sundaland, around 950,000 years ago. By the end of the Pleistocene, the population of the worlds smallest and only hairy rhino species had plummeted to 700 individuals. Today, it is estimated there are as few as 30 Sumatran rhinos left in the wild. This species has been well on its way to extinction for

Top Argentine glacier scientist charged over cyanide mine spill "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The Perito Moreno glacier in Argentinean Patagonia. Ricardo Villalba, former Director of the Argentinean Institute of Snow, Ice, and Environmental Research (IANIGLA), helped draft an Argentine law that created mining no go zones in glacial areas. Photo by Max Nathanson On 27 November, Ricardo Villalba, former Director of the Argentinean Institute of Snow, Ice, and Environmental Research (IANIGLA), was indicted in federal court and charged with negligence and failing to correctly inventory the countrys glaciers. In addition, three former Environment Secretaries (Omar Judis, Sergio Lorusso, and Juan Jos Mussi), were indicted for their roles in overseeing the National Glacier Inventory (NGI). The four men have appealed the abuse of authority charges and a federal court will rule this week on whether their cases will go to trial. The presiding judge has authorized the seizure of their assets up to 5 million pesos (US$289,000) each; all are barred from leaving the country. Asamblea Jchal No Se Toca (Dont Touch the Jchal), an NGO in Northwest Argentinas San Juan province, brought the legal action. It alleges that contamination of the Jchal River, stemming from toxic cyanide spills at the Veladero mine in 2015 and 2016, could have been avoided through a more thorough glacier inventory, assessing ice bodies smaller than one hectare. The inventory, if done properly, plaintiffs state, would have disallowed mining in the area, according to National Law 26,639 for the Preservation of Glaciers and the Periglacial Environment, a law which the accused, Ricardo Villalba, helped create. The Veladero open-pit

Building a refuge where trawlers now ravage Cambodias marine life "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

KEP ARCHIPELAGO, Cambodia Its not long before midnight and an outlaw trawler has been spotted. The captain a weather-gnarled old fisherman wearing just boxer shorts winces as flashlights illuminate his face. He takes a drag of a cigarette and grins as his crew hauls in their catch. Here he is with all the seagrass in his net, says Paul Ferber, the founder and head of Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC), as his boat pulls alongside the trawler to take video evidence during a patrol for illegal fishing. Same guy. He just doesnt care. For nine years, the NGO MCC has been documenting the decline of marine ecosystems off the southern coast of Cambodia, where fish stocks have plummeted as once-thriving habitats are reduced to a sludgy underwater wasteland. The main perpetrators of the destruction are fleets of trawlers that drag weighted, electrified nets through the shallow waters here almost every night. Their main target is shrimp but their methods are indiscriminate. Like a bulldozer through forest, they cut swathes of life out of the sea and scars into the ocean floor. Sunken a few inches into the seabed, the nets churn up and electrocute everything in their path, including the seagrass meadows that once sprawled the bay. After more than a decade of intensive trawling, the ecosystem is at the brink of collapse by MCCs assessment. Theres not much left out there, said Ferber, 40, a British diver who has been living on Koh Seh, the most remote

07:34

This Moms Tragic Story Shows Just How Dangerous It Can Be to Sleep on Different Floors "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Keri Hall Volmert put her 17-month-old daughter, Sammie, to bed on the evening of Feb. 28, 2016. That was the last time she saw her daughter alive. Now, Keri manages a Facebook page to raise awareness among parents about what took her child from her far too soon. Her message is tragic, but so important... View Article

The post This Moms Tragic Story Shows Just How Dangerous It Can Be to Sleep on Different Floors appeared first on Healthy Holistic Living.

07:33

Glastonbury Pagan Central "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

GLASTONBURY, England How did a little market town with a population of 8,000 become, what is considered to be, the Pagan center of England? Glastonburys fame is twofold. Firstly, its known as the Pagan equivalent of Mecca, somewhat popular with not only British Pagan visitors, but also with members from esoteric communities from all over the world. The town regularly sees groups of Spanish and Mexican Witches, Druids from New Zealand and Italy, Heathens from Germany and Russia, and all manner of Pagans from the States and Canada.

So how did this come about?

To archaeologists, the most interesting thing about this small West Country community is the lack of any really significant historical evidence before the Middle Ages. Given the nature of the surrounding Somerset Levels flat, low-lying land that, before the drive to improve the regions drainage system in the 1600s, frequently flooded the high hump-shaped hill of the Tor is a natural place for settlement.

Glastonbury from the Tor [Credit: Adrian Pingstone]

Somerset is so-called because it is the summer country.  Prior to the drainage system, it only appeared in the drier weather of summer and was once more or less permanently flooded. Visitors to Glastonbury are sometimes told that the series of ledges around the slopes of the Tor are an ancient labyrinth, but there is no evidence for this, and it is generally held by archaeologists to be a Medieval field system.

Apart from some pot shards, the Tor itself is relatively barren of archaeological finds compared to surrounding hill forts such as Cadbury, and the Levels themselves. These wetlands have been inhabited for thousands of years. The first legends of Glastonbury are Christian.

The first church in Britain was supposed to have been built here in the form of a wattle-and-daub chapel, which over the years was improved until a substantial and very wealthy Abbey dominated the town. The Abbey itself remains, but it is a ruin the result of the depredations of King Henry VIII. After the Reformation, Glastonbury, deprived of its principal clerical mainstay, lapsed into becoming a typical small market town.

So given this strongly Christian background with little evidence for early Pagan occupation during either pre- or post- Roman times, how did Glastonbury turn itself into Pagan central? The answer lies in the early 20th century.

The men and woman known as the Avalonia...

07:33

Net Neutrality: The Real Censorship of the Internet Is Already Being Carried out by Google, Facebook and Twitter "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Ethan HuffMany people are getting all bent out of shape over a newly proposed reversal of so-called net neutrality laws that were put into place during the Obama administration to keep the internet open and free. But Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai says that the internet as people currently use it is already being censored by big corporations like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, all of which he says routinely block content they dont like.
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07:24

You White Bh!: Anti-Trump Thugs Attack White Woman Over Her Supposed Support For Trump "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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A 32-year-old liberal white woman was attacked and robbed by two Hispanic teens who accused the woman of being a Trump supporter while pelting her with groceries at a Bronx area deli Wednesday night.

Amazingly, the woman is not actually a Trump supporter and was apparently attacked as one simply because she was white. Keep in mind that the left has specifically blamed white people for Trumps election victory so one can imagine that the teens were simply carrying out an attack they thought was for the greater good.

The New York Daily News reported:

The victim, her roommate told the Daily News, is most definitely not a Trump fan.

But the suspects, possibly teens, saw her differently.

You stupid white c, they yelled at the victim inside the Musa Gourmet Deli on Jerome Ave. near E. 167th St. in Highbridge about 3 a.m. Dec 2.

In the new America, teens feel so emboldened by the anti-Trump talk that they now apparently believe that they can attack anyone they believe supports the president with no repercussions.

Additionally, these anti-Trump thugs also apparently believe that they can use the threat of violence to keep anyone that supports the president from even living in the Bronx itself.

You think you can live here in the Bronx, you Trump supporter? You white bh!

Her attackers started flinging store goods at her.

Zid Ali, 31, the deli manager, said when one of the suspects grabbed the womans bag, which she had placed on the counter, she said she was going to call the cops, so the other one took her phone.

They ran out, he added, and she ran after them.

But the suspects got away and are still being sought. The NYPDs Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the incident.

This attack is part of a larger problem where parts of the hard-left literally attack all white people for their perceived slights against the liberal orthodoxy.

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You White Bh!: Anti-Trump Thugs Attack White Women Over Her Supposed Support For Trump "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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A 32-year-old liberal white women was attacked and robbed by two Hispanic teens who accused the women of being a Trump supporter while pelting her with groceries at a Bronx area deli Wednesday night.

Amazingly, the women is not actually a Trump supporter and was apparently attacked as one simply because she was white. Keep in mind that the left has specifically blamed white people for Trumps election victory so one can imagine that the teens were simply carrying out an attack they thought was for the greater good.

The New York Daily News reported:

The victim, her roommate told the Daily News, is most definitely not a Trump fan.

But the suspects, possibly teens, saw her differently.

You stupid white c, they yelled at the victim inside the Musa Gourmet Deli on Jerome Ave. near E. 167th St. in Highbridge about 3 a.m. Dec 2.

In the new America, teens feel so emboldened by the anti-Trump talk that they now apparently believe that they can attack anyone they believe supports the president with no repercussions.

Additionally, these anti-Trump thugs also apparently believe that they can use the threat of violence to keep anyone that supports the president from even living in the Bronx itself.

You think you can live here in the Bronx, you Trump supporter? You white bh!

Her attackers started flinging store goods at her.

Zid Ali, 31, the deli manager, said when one of the suspects grabbed the womans bag, which she had placed on the counter, she said she was going to call the cops, so the other one took her phone.

They ran out, he added, and she ran after them.

But the suspects got away and are still being sought. The NYPDs Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the incident.

This attack is part of a larger problem where parts of the hard-left literally attack all white people for their perceived slights against the liberal orthodoxy.

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You White Bh!: Anti-Trump Thugs Attack White Woman Over Her Supposed Support For Trump "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

deli

A 32-year-old liberal white woman was attacked and robbed by two Hispanic teens who accused the woman of being a Trump supporter while pelting her with groceries at a Bronx area deli Wednesday night.

Amazingly, the woman is not actually a Trump supporter and was apparently attacked as one simply because she was white. Keep in mind that the left has specifically blamed white people for Trumps election victory so one can imagine that the teens were simply carrying out an attack they thought was for the greater good.

The New York Daily News reported:

The victim, her roommate told the Daily News, is most definitely not a Trump fan.

But the suspects, possibly teens, saw her differently.

You stupid white c, they yelled at the victim inside the Musa Gourmet Deli on Jerome Ave. near E. 167th St. in Highbridge about 3 a.m. Dec 2.

In the new America, teens feel so emboldened by the anti-Trump talk that they now apparently believe that they can attack anyone they believe supports the president with no repercussions.

Additionally, these anti-Trump thugs also apparently believe that they can use the threat of violence to keep anyone that supports the president from even living in the Bronx itself.

You think you can live here in the Bronx, you Trump supporter? You white bh!

Her attackers started flinging store goods at her.

Zid Ali, 31, the deli manager, said when one of the suspects grabbed the womans bag, which she had placed on the counter, she said she was going to call the cops, so the other one took her phone.

They ran out, he added, and she ran after them.

But the suspects got away and are still being sought. The NYPDs Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the incident.

This attack is part of a larger problem where parts of the hard-left literally attack all white people for their perceived slights against the liberal orthodoxy.

Just yesterday I noted the fact that after Doug Jo...

07:19

The Pricing of Bitcoin vs. Gold Is Meant to Herd the Masses "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Based on core global economic fundamentals, the gold price should be well north of $10,000 an ounce. Yet because gold is rare, is hoarded by governments and very wealthy, very private plutocrats, because it is intimately related to the value of interest rates and the perception of paper currencies themselves, its price is tactically suppressed.  Meanwhile, Bitcoin - a purposeful distraction from gold - is, in turn, strategically run up to $10,000 at an unprecedented pace, quite possibly by the Deep States financial and technological arms, in part so that you feel like you're 'missing out'.

In this latest episode of Money and Fear, well review the power that the pricing of each particular asset class has over the minds of investors and savers, alongside the praise or admonitions issued by banks and pundits which are issued in wider efforts to mold public perceptions of both cryptocurrencies and precious metals.  Tons of data and citations in this show so that you can be armed with knowledge against the urgently assigned hype.  So that you can think about money with some historical sobriety.  If youre not a Newsbud member yet, please sign up, tune in and spread the news

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Bitcoin (USD) Price

Is Bitcoin Standing In for Gold?

 We talked to an economist who predicted the Great Recession about the next financial crisis

Is Bitcoin a Threa...

07:16

How to Selectively Sharpen Photos with Photoshops High Pass Filter "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Photoshops High Pass filter can be an effective photo sharpening tool, but its effect can be too drastic for certain areas of your photo. Heres a 9-minute tutorial from photoshopCAFE that looks at how to more effectively use Photoshops High Pass filter for sharpening.

This method for sharpening photos is great because it can be applied both non-destructively and selectively. That means that you can remove the changes you make later on in your editing process as well as applying them only to specific areas of the photo.

First, it is recommended that you record a Photoshop Action when setting up the layers and other settings for using the High Pass filter. This saves you a lot of unnecessary clicks every time you want to use this technique.

The initial setup involves duplicating the target layer, applying the Overlay blend mode, applying a High Pass filter to the image, and then setting up the swatches ready to start painting a mask.

Interestingly, you can toggle each step of an action to ensure Photoshop pauses to let you make adjustments. For example, toggling the step for applying the High Pass filter will allow you to adjust the radius applied each time you use it.

After that, you can simply paint your mask onto the image. For portrait photos, youll want to protect the hair and skin details from the High Pass filter, so just paint black over these particular parts of the image.

(via photoshopCAFE via Fstoppers)

07:15

Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Looks to Make ICOs Mainstream "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

One of the world's most popular crowdfunding platforms is getting in on the ICO game.

The post Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Looks to Make ICOs Mainstream appeared first on CryptoCoinsNews.

07:00

Malaysia's Central Bank Releases Draft Rules for Cryptocurrency Exchanges "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bank Negara Malaysia published draft guidelines for cryptocurrency exchanges to report their usage statistics to prevent illicit transactions.

06:58

Apples $4,999 iMac Pro Has Arrived, and Its Looking Good "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Apples new $4,999+ iMac Pro just hit stores today after being announced back in June. Based on initial hands-on reviews that are starting to appear, this computer looks like a solid option for photographers looking for a monster computer upgrade.

While the MacBook Pro and Mac Pro start at $1,299 and $2,999, respectively, the iMac Pro has a staggering starting price tag of $4,999. Include all the available spec and performance upgrades offered by Apple, and youre looking at a computer that costs over $13,000.

Pros love iMac. So we created one just for you, Apple says. Its packed with the most powerful graphics and processors ever in a Mac, along with the most advanced storage, memory, and I/O all behind a breathtaking Retina 5K display in a sleek, all-in-one design.

For everyone from photographers to video editors to 3D animators to musicians to software developers to scientists, iMac Pro is ready to turn your biggest ideas into your greatest work.

The top-of-the-line features and specs youll find in the iMac Pro include up to 18 cores (with options for 8/10/14/18), Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.5GHz, a cache of up to 42MB, Radeon Pro Vega graphics with up to 16GB of memory and 22 teraflops, up to 128GB of memory across 4 channels, up to 4TB of all-flash storage, four 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports that let you connect two 5K monitors, 10Gb Ethernet, and a Retina 5K 27-inch display with 14.7 million pixels and one billion colors.

The dedicated webpage on the Apple site boasts of the iMac Pros performance in handling photo editing software such as Photoshop CC and Pixelmator Pro.

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06:53

ERROR451 #06: Cryptocurrencies, Nazis, Bailbloc & IRL Impacts "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The post ERROR451 #06: Cryptocurrencies, Nazis, Bailbloc & IRL Impacts appeared first on It's Going Down.

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This week, Bursts was joined by Pat Boyle, a collective member at Unicorn Riot (more about them later in this post), radical independent media project.  We chatted about crypto-currency, Bitcoin in particular, technologies and strategies involved in the implementation of crypto-currency, recent comings to light of increased wealth coming via Bitcoin into the hands of far right racists and ecological impacts of crypto-mining.

As to the far right, we referenced an article from IdaVox and one from Mic.com, as well as the twitterbot @NeoNaziWallets that can be visited to track transactions with the bitcoin wallets of well-known white supremacists.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange trading of Bitcoin was brought up a few times, and it was just introduced to the Private, or secondary, Market of the NASDAQ.

An example of an interesting use of cryptocurrency ongoing against the prison industrial complex is the BailBloc project that is shared between the Bronx Freedom Fund and The New Inquiry.

Some great Unicorn Riot content that Pat & company have been releasing this year (an incomplete list):

  • Black Snake Killaz, full length documentary about resistance to the #DAPL;
  • Coverage from Greece & the G20 in Hamburg, Germany;
  • on the ground in...

06:50

Trezor Firmware Update Brings Shorter Addresses and Support for More Tokens "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Trezor Firmware Update Brings Shorter Addresses and Support for More Tokens

Popular cold storage wallet solution, Trezor, announced its latest firmware upgrade. Version 1.6.0 offers support for more tokens. It also implements support for segregated witness addresses, using Bech32 instead of the usual P2SH format, potentially saving block size on the Bitcoin network. As the first hard wallet to use Bech32, the companys update might help in lowering bitcoin transaction costs along with freeing up mempool congestion especially if more wallets follow suit.     

Also read: Only Big Broker Offering CME Bitcoin Futures Allows Whales to Short

Trezor Firmware Update Brings Shorter Addresses and Support for More Tokens

Trezor First Cold Storage Wallet to Embrace Bech32

Long, at last, the expected firmware update, a company announcement began, has arrived! We managed...

06:45

Unique Cliff House Offers Unforgettable Experience Perched Over a Winding River "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Cliffside Architecture by LAAV Architects

If you're looking for a thrilling vacation escape, the conceptual cabin design called Maralah is just the place. Conceived of as a tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright and John Lautner, LAAV Architects created the unique 484-square-foot abode with plans to submerge it in the ground and overlook a cliff in Calgary, Canada. This project is similar to one of their earlier plans, the Casa Brutale, which we marveled over in 2015. Like Maralah, Casa Brutale is embedded in a cliff.

The modern cliffside architecture is minimalistic in its aesthetic. Built in raw concrete, glass, and matte black steel, its sleek with a chameleon effect. As you approach the cabin, it practically blends into the surrounding rock, making it seem like it was always part of the landscape. Unless you were to approach it from underneath, only then would you see the glazing jutting from the side of the cliff.

With a industrial look and feel, the finishings are as sparse as the structure itself. But its just as welltheres no need for opulence with this location and vantage point. Instead, LAAV Architects focus on experience, like Maralahs sunken bedroomeasily its best feature. Fully encased in glass, it allows you to gaze into the Bow River below for a getaway you wouldnt soon forget.

LAAV Architects has created a stunning concept cabin for Calgary, Canada.

Cliffside Architecture by LAAV Architects

Called Maralah, this exquisite example of cliffside architecture blends in with the surrounding landscape.

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06:42

Tor 0.3.2.7-rc is released! "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Tor 0.3.2.7-rc is released! nickm December 14, 2017

Tor 0.3.2.7-rc fixes various bugs in earlier versions of Tor, including some that could affect reliability or correctness.

This is the first release candidate in the 0.3.2 series. If we find no new bugs or regression here, then the first stable 0.3.2. release will be nearly identical to this.

You can download the source from the usual place on the website. Binary packages should be...

Tor 0.3.2.7-rc is released!

06:37

THIS ANSWERS EVERYTHING! Vampires and Zombies and College! "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


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06:37

Rustic Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas "IndyWatch Feed Craft"


In line with our Rustic Christmas Decorating we chose some fresh ideas how to use gifts of nature to wrap your gifts for Christmas.

The winter red berry bush  or mistletoe is an effective detail to add as a dcor that will make gifts pop, especially if used on brown or white paper and tied with twine.  


 



Pinecones are the natural first choice and they have literally flooded the internet. Personally, I never grow tired of them and always mind to have a fresh supply, so our trips in the woods always end up with heavy loads of pinecones.
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06:26

I aint Kidneying Around: A Cancer Story. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

If cancer hasn't touched you or someone you know and love, you are not breathing. If you have lived challenge-free in your life, I applaud you for being from another planet.

06:25

Vaccine Safety Project Video Trailer "IndyWatch Feed Health"

 

SUPPORT THE VACCINE SAFETY PROJECT NOW!

World Mercury Project is in the last 36 hours of our crowdfunding campaign for the Vaccine Safety Project. We know weve alerted you many times to give, but this project is so important probably the most important issue of our lifetime because it involves the health and well-being of our children. With 54% of Americas children suffering from a chronic health condition, we dont have a moment to waste.

On May 31st of this year, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. delivered the entire 45-minute presentation in person to National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director, Dr. Francis Collins. Also in the meeting were the Directors of these institutes: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute of Mental Health. They have all been alerted to the monumental problems affecting our childrens health.

WMP needs your help to meet our goals. The above-mentioned meeting was a start. There are many more to go. We plan to hand deliver this presentation and supporting materials to every member of Congress. And we will hold Congressional briefings for Congressmen and their staff to help them understand the gravity of the facts presented. We wont stop until decisive action is taken to meaningfully address the serious health issues affecting over half of our countrys children!

According to HHSs own estimates, about six million people may suffer from a vaccine reaction each year. This is unacceptable. We hope we can count on your support.

Spend some time with RFK, Jr. All our friends who donate before this Friday, Dec. 16th at midnight ET can be on a phone call with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. next Monday, Dec. 18th at 7 pm ET and 4 pm PT.

Neurotoxins dont belong in vaccines. Our children deserve better. Please make your tax-deductible donation now at ...

06:22

Ripple Price Leaps Another 32% as FOMO Sets In "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

South Korean investors can't get enough of XRP, and its price continues to soar.

The post Ripple Price Leaps Another 32% as FOMO Sets In appeared first on CryptoCoinsNews.

06:15

South Korea Moves to Regulate Domestic Bitcoin Trading, Exchanges "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

South Korea Moves to Regulate Domestic Bitcoin Trading, Exchanges

Since late November 2017, South Korea has looked to regulate cryptocurrency trading in domestic exchanges, including Bithumb, Coinone and Korbit,  The Korea Herald reports. Now, trying to tame the wave of wild cryptocurrency speculation in the country, South Korea is imposing trade bans for minors and looking for ways to impose taxes on investment returns.

South Korea is the worlds third largest market in bitcoin trading, after Japan and the U.S., and the largest exchange market for ether, accounting for more than 33 percent of its market share, according to a recent MIT Technology Review report. The country is also home to two of the top 15 global digital-currency exchanges (Bithumb and Coinone) and believed to have about one million registered daily traders in virtual currencies, which is equivalent to about one out of every 50 citizens.

This is worrying the South Korean government. In September 2017, the countrys Financial Services Commission (FSC) ordered a ban on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). In November 2017, the head of South Koreas Financial Supervisory Service said that the agency was monitoring cryptocurrency trading inside the country, and the countrys National Tax Agency revealed that it was considering a value-added tax, a capital gains tax or both on cryptocurrency trades. If the plan is implemented, South Korea will become one of the few countries to tax cryptocurrency-to-cash exchanges.

The governments concern is also motivated by the risk of cyberattacks from the countrys rogue neighbor, North Korea. According to South Koreas National Police Agency, North Korean hackers coul...

06:15

W. somnifera root extract was neuroprotective and could have therapeutic potential in secondary injury and long-term sequelae of mild TBI. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Cell Transplant. 2017 Jul ;26(7):1193-1201. PMID: 28933215 Abstract Title:  Withania somnifera Extract Protects Model Neurons from In Vitro Traumatic Injury. Abstract:  Withania somnifera has been used in traditional medicine for a variety of neural disorders. Recently, chronic neurodegenerative conditions have been shown to benefit from treatment with this extract. To evaluate the action of this extract on traumatically injured neurons, the efficacy of W. somnifera root extract as a neuroprotective agent was examined in cultured model neurons exposed to an in vitro injury system designed to mimic mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). Neuronal health was evaluated by staining with annexin V (an early, apoptotic feature) and monitoring released lactate dehydrogenase activity (a terminal cell loss parameter). Potential mechanisms underlying the observed neuroprotection were examined. Additionally, morphological changes were monitored following injury and treatment. Although no differences were found in the expression of the antioxidant transcription factor nuclear factor erythroid 2-like 2 (Nrf2) or other Nrf2-related downstream components, significant changes were seen in apoptotic signaling. Treatment with the extract resulted in an increased length of neurites projecting from the neuronal cell body after injury. W. somnifera extract treatment also resulted in reduced cell death in the model neuron TBI system. The cell death factor Bax was involved (its expression was reduced 2-fold by the treatment) and injury-induced reduction in neurite lengths and numbers was reversed by the treatment. This all indicates that W. somnifera root extract was neuroprotective and could have therapeutic potential to target factors involved in secondary injury and long-term sequelae of mild TBI.

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06:07

Full Update | Benjamin Fulford -- December 11th 2017: Civil war in Western Deep State intensifies with mass arrests in Washington DC, firefights in California "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

(Stillness in the Storm Editor) Benjamin Fulford's report from December 11th, 2017 has been updated. Click here to read the full report. 

This post serves as a notice that the original has been updated. In the above link, scroll down to where it says:

[Below is the remaining portion of Fulford's update this week]

The Japanese Royal Family, by the way, uses the Chrysanthemum as its mark, so it is not them. A spokesperson for the BOJ said, Our official stance is that we do not know what that crest means.

Despite the BOJs obfuscation, there is plenty of evidence Japan has been a Khazarian Zionist colony since 1863. The latest comes from sources at the Pentagon who say that While many equate rocket man=fat boy, the real rocket man is Elon Musk of SpaceX, which was funded by [former president Barack] Obama to arm North Korea. It is no wonder the Israeli Mossad-connected information/disinformation site DEBKA bragged every time the Khazarian North Korean proxy set off a missile or nuclear weapon.
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06:06

5 Rules for Better Bird Photos, or: Its All About the Eyes "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Itd be cliche to say that the eyes are the window to the soul, but theyre certainly the key to a compelling photograph. This is intuitive when photographing people and pets, but no less true for birds. Its just that with small, fast-moving subjects, it takes more care and skill.

Always aim to photograph an eye with a bird attached. When the eye is properly captured, the rest of the bird usually follows. This post lays out 5 rules for capturing a birds eye, and thus a beautiful, compelling bird photograph.

Rule #1: An eye should be visible and in the sharpest focus of the image

In a creative endeavor like photography, it seems odd for there to be rules. Isnt the goal to show something unique? Well, I could count on one hand the number of interesting bird photographs Ive seen that either dont show an eye or show one that isnt in sharp focus. And Ive certainly never managed to take one.

One of the most painful things Ive had to do is to throw away a photo of a rare species or an otherwise perfect in-flight photo because the eye was just on the wrong edge of the depth of field.

Bad: Focus point on bill Good: Focus point on eye

When shooting a perched bird, it usually works well to use your lens widest aperture with single point focus trained on the eye. This gives the sharpest possible eye with maximum background blur or bokeh. When the subject is moving fast or flying, its often necessary to use a wider depth of field, f/8 or so. This, along with continuous autofocus, a faster shutter speed (in the 1/1000 to 1/2000 range), and multiple focal points, gives a better chance that the eye will be sharp.

Rule #2: The direction of the beak should be within 90 degrees (left or right) of the camera.

In other words, the bird should be looking towards the camera or in direct profile. Beginning bird photographers, myself included, tend to find this less intuitive than keeping the eye in sharp focus. But think about it terms of portraits of people. We dont tend to photograph the back of peoples heads or people looking away from the camera.

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06:04

WHO: Cellphones and Wi-fi Doubles Risk Of Miscarriage "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

The World Health Organization warn that Wi-fi and cellphones increase pregnant womens risk of suffering a miscarriage by almost 50 percent. Scientists from the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, have found that [...]

06:01

06:00

Intel Sees Role for 'Blockchain Mining' in Genetic Sequencing "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

In a newly released patent application, Intel describes how it could run genetic sequencing operations on a blockchain.

06:00

Matrix Glitch: NASA Reveals Distorted Image Of Martian Surface "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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An image released by NASA revealing a strange and distorted landscape on the surface of Mars is being dubbed a matrix glitch.  The odd image taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows intriguing clean breaks in the planets surface deposits.

The new view shows the different effects of fault activity on the Martian surface, giving rise to everything from clean breaks to stretched out distortions.  This is likely an indication that the faults formed at different times when the layers were at various stages of hardening.

NASA explains the glitchy image in a second photo, using arrows.

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In a second image offering a closer look at some of the features that look strange, NASA has pointed out where the faults have displaced individual beds. These areas, as noted by the yellow arrow, are where the faults produced a clean break. In other regions, as noted by the green arrow, the layers appear stretched out as they span the fault.

These observations suggest that some of the faultings occurred while the layered deposits were still soft and could undergo deformation, whereas other faults formed later when the layers must have been solidified and produced a clean break, NASA explained. 

Speckling the surface of one of Mars oldest impact basins, NASAs Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recently spotted a sprawling expanse of honeycomb landforms, with individual cells of up to 6 miles wide.

The origin of these textured features has long remained a mystery, as scientists debate which type of natural process could be responsible, from glacial events to wind erosion. But it is still possible that multiple processes are at play, according to NASA. There is evidence suggesting the honeycombs and the surrounding landscape in Mar...

Matrix Glitch: NASA Reveals Distorted Image Of Martian Surface "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

matrixglitchimagemars

An image released by NASA revealing a strange and distorted landscape on the surface of Mars is being dubbed a matrix glitch.  The odd image taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows intriguing clean breaks in the planets surface deposits.

The new view shows the different effects of fault activity on the Martian surface, giving rise to everything from clean breaks to stretched out distortions.  This is likely an indication that the faults formed at different times when the layers were at various stages of hardening.

NASA explains the glitchy image in a second photo, using arrows.

glitch2

In a second image offering a closer look at some of the features that look strange, NASA has pointed out where the faults have displaced individual beds. These areas, as noted by the yellow arrow, are where the faults produced a clean break. In other regions, as noted by the green arrow, the layers appear stretched out as they span the fault.

These observations suggest that some of the faultings occurred while the layered deposits were still soft and could undergo deformation, whereas other faults formed later when the layers must have been solidified and produced a clean break, NASA explained. 

Speckling the surface of one of Mars oldest impact basins, NASAs Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recently spotted a sprawling expanse of honeycomb landforms, with individual cells of up to 6 miles wide.

The origin of these textured features has long remained a mystery, as scientists debate which type of natural process could be responsible, from glacial events to wind erosion. But it is still possible that multip...

05:58

The Real Deal with Golden Milk. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I became both enthusiastic and wary when a traditional Ayurvedic recipe was added to my local cafs sandwich board. 

05:56

05:56

Paint Colors For The Merc!! "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Lets get painting now, everyone is learning how, come on and get painting with meeeeeeeee! (I literally dont know why everytime I sat down to write this post that song pops into my head, maybe because the Beach Boys were on Full House this week? But you know, painting instead of surfing because Im not on a beach-also no coordination.

Are you guys ready to dive into the world of painting at the Merc?!!  Let me begin by saying that once the paint was on the walls it finally started to feel like our house. Its crazy to look back and see how much it changed from when we started. This huge open room with no walls and oh so much potential! Painting is where our lives started to get really crazy. Most of the work from the subs is over, its now up to us to bring this puppy over the finish line!

When it comes to picking out paint, I could do it in my sleep, in fact I bet if you called my local Sherwin-Williams store and asked for Mandis usual theyd know exactly what colors and type to get. If youve followed VR for any length of time you know that I have my go to tried and true that Ive used on every room Ive gotten my hands on since 2013 (THAT IS CRAZY!!!!) So if youre looking for the perfect white, have a seat my friend and lets chat.

To me the perfect white is just white. Not yellowish, not bluish, not grayish, just white. Its not too bright or too dingy, its JUST WHITE. At my local store its called Mandi White (if youre in St. George you can go into any of the stores and theyll mix it up for you!) The formula is extra white base with 3 oz of white pigment added. After 4 years of calling it Mandi White I asked Sherwin Sensei Sam (the manager that answers all of my weird questions) if this was a real Sherwin color and they were just humoring me and calling it Mandi White (you know, like when someone calls you by the wrong name for so long that you cant correct them and will eternally be Mindy when youre around them?) This is what he said. There is in fact NOT a color with the same formula (YAY!! Who wants to start a petition to have Mandi White added to their official list of colors!?!) But the closest real color is Pure White SW 7005. With Pure White they add a little bit of black to the extra white base to grey it out a teeny bit. With Mandi White the white pigment does sort of the same thing,...

05:55

Year in Review: 10 Most Popular Courses in 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Artificial intelligence, bitcoin, programming, English, and learning skills top this years list.

Coursera has become a top destination for people around the world to learn skills that help them succeed personally and professionally. With over 30 million registered learners many who are looking for a leg up in their careers we are able to track global trends for in-demand job skills.

2017s 10 most popular courses show that cutting-edge tech skills continue to be the most sought after in online education. This year, the world witnessed significant technology advancements that will have long term implications for our economy and the way we work. Artificial intelligence dominated the list of top courses this year, taking three of the spots in our top 10 list, including the Machine Learning and Deep Learning courses taught by our co-founder Andrew Ng and a Machine Learning course from the University of Toronto. Blockchain has also burst onto the scene, putting Princetons Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency course at number five on the list.

Its not just technology skills that are trending the basic learning and information-retention skills taught in our popular Learning How to Learn course are extremely sought-after by people of all ages. Wed recommend this class to everyone as the world becomes a place that rewards lifelong learning more and more.

The trends we saw in 2017 will continue into 2018 as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and anything at the intersection of business and data analytics continue to see growth. Were excited to add many more courses in these topics in 2018.

As the rise of automation threatens to displace jobs, more adults will look for credentials that help them enter new career paths in 2018. We are launching an IT Support Certificate with Google in January which is just one example of a high value credential well be offering in 2018. Our goal is to make it possible for anyone to go from having no experience to getting a well-paid job in technology. Find our most popular courses in 2017 below.

Most Popular Courses in 2017*

  1. Machine Learning Stanford University
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05:53

05:52

Frank Holmes on Future Mining: Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Frank Holmes on Future Mining: Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin by Rory The Daily Coin I sat down with Frank Holmes, Chairman, Hive Blockchain, to discuss his latest venture in mining. The cryptocurrency market is expanding and growing in a...

The post Frank Holmes on Future Mining: Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin appeared first on The Daily Coin.

05:43

Multifunctional neuroprotective effect of Withanone. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Cytokine. 2017 Nov 3. Epub 2017 Nov 3. PMID: 29108796 Abstract Title:  Multifunctional neuroprotective effect of Withanone, a compound from Withania somnifera roots in alleviating cognitive dysfunction. Abstract:  Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a chronic disorder that slowly worsens and impairs the person's memory, learning, reasoning, judgment, communication and familiar tasks with loss of orientation. AD is characterized clinically by cognitive deficit and pathologically by the deposition of amyloid plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, associated with degeneration of the cholinergic forebrain. Withanone (WS-2), a compound isolated from root extract of Withania somnifera at doses administered orally/day to wistar rats for duration of 21days showed significant improvement in the cognitive skill by inhibiting amyloid -42 and attenuated the elevated levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines like TNF alpha, IL-1 beta, IL-6, MCP-1, Nitric oxide, lipid peroxidation and both - and - secretase enzymatic activity. Administration of WS-2 also significantly reversed the decline in acetylcholine and Glutathione (GSH) activity. None of the treatments that are available today alter the underlying causes of this terminal disease. Few preliminary clinical treatments have demonstrated that some plant medicines do ameliorate and improve memory and learning in patients with mild-to-moderate AD. WS-2 showed promise in AD treatment because of cognitive benefits and more importantly, mechanisms of action with respect to the fundamental pathophysiology of the disease, not limited to the inhibition of AChE, but also include the modification of A processing, protection against oxidativestress and anti-inflammatory effects.

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05:41

The Three Most Important Facts About Psychiatric Drugs "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A few days ago, psychologist and educator Michael Corrigan was a guest on my radio show and he brought up some questions about how to communicate with people about psychiatric drugs. Specifically, he asked, What are the three most important things for anyone to know about psychiatric drugs? Here is my answer:

Psychiatric drugs are neurotoxins. They poison the brain, injuring brain cells and causing severe biochemical imbalances and potential biological chaos. Because drug companies design them to cross the blood brain barrier and to impair specific neurotransmitter systems, every psychiatric drug is a potent neurotoxin. They cannot fix biochemical imbalances because there are no biochemical imbalances in the brains of troubled, suffering people; and more specifically because they are tailored in the lab to disrupt brain function and not to fix it. As neurotoxins, they are bad for the brain with the first dose. They can cause tragic harm, such as suicide and violence early in treatment, and tend to cause brain damage and apathy after longer exposure.

Psychiatric drugs work by harming your brain and mind (the brain-disabling principle). Like any form of brain injury, some psychiatric drugs can cause temporary highs; but all cause emotional blunting and loss of touch with oneself and others. They make people care less about their own lives and the lives others. They cause these effects by infiltrating the entire brain, diminishing the overall function, including in the super-sensitive basal ganglia, limbic system, temporal lobe and frontal lobe.

Psychiatric drugs will hide their harmful effects from you (medication spellbinding). Most people who use alcohol, marijuana, cocaine or narcotics are the last to know how much they are being harmed or harming others while under the influence. Some people insist these neurotoxins are helpful when the main long-term effect consists of diminished awareness, sensitivity or feeling. The same is especially true of psychiatric drugs, because drug companies tailor them to target and disrupt major neurotransmitter systems like dopamine and serotonin. People taking psychiatric drugs often underestimate the harm and overestimate any good effects. This is medication spellbinding.

These three principles of neuropharmacologyneurotoxicity, brain-disabling effects, and medication spellbindingare the starting point for understanding how psychiatric drugs actually affect the brain and mind, and why to avoid them, whenever possible.

To worsen the problem of exposure to psychiatric drugs, all of them can cause withdrawal symptoms. Some are frankly addictive, like the stimulants given to children for ADHD and the tranquilizers given for anxiety...

05:38

NASA astronaut admits We do not have the technology to go to the moon "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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According to NASA Astronaut Don Pettit, we can not go back to the Moon because the technology has been destroyed.

05:32

Yemen: U.S.-Backed, Saudi-Led Airstrike Hits Police Camp, Killing 30 | Democracy Now! "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Yemen: U.S.-Backed, Saudi-Led Airstrike Hits Police Camp, Killing 30 | Democracy Now!: In Yemen, the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition has bombed a Houthi military police camp, killing at least 30 people, most of whom were imprisoned inside the camp. One official said at least 35 bodies had been recovered from the blast site so far. Well have more on the ongoing U.S.-backed, Saudi-led war in Yemen later in the broadcast.

05:31

How DSLR Phase Detection Autofocus Works "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Most photographers rely heavily on the capabilities of autofocus systems in DSLR cameras, but knowing how they actually work is something that even experienced photographers may not have learned. Heres a 4-minute video by ZY Productions that helps decode the mystery of DSLR autofocus by explaining the technical details behind it.

As light enters the camera it is sent both towards the viewfinder and also the AF module via the mirror. Some internal optical elements split the light on its way to the AF system, forming two separate images.

This is part of the cameras phase detection autofocus, where the autofocus system will try to converge the two versions of the scene. Once it only sees one image, that tells the camera that the scene is in focus.

However, traditional focus points just look at vertical sections in an image. So when the scene is split, sometimes they cant tell the difference if the scene is symmetrical enough to look the same as the converged scene. That situation arises with vertical lines, for example.

Cross-type and dual cross-type AF points allow the camera to see a number of different sections of the image, comparing them against each other. This makes the autofocus more accurate.

Wach the full video above for a closer look at phase detection AF systems.

(via ZY Productions via Shutterbug)

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05:31

Bitcoin Price Watch; Heres Whats On Tonight "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

So thats another day drawn to a close in the bitcoin price space and its time to take the second of our twice daily looks at how bitcoin has performed over the last twelve hours or so and how we can interpret this action and formulate a strategy with which we can try and draw a profit from the markets going forward.

In a nutshell, things have been relatively flat over the last few days.

Weve seen price bump around its target ranges and the odd breakout has given us something to trade now and again but as compares to the action we saw throughout the week last week things have been relatively low key so far.

The hope is that this will change heading into the weekend and that, in line with this change, well get a substantial uptick in volatility.

So, with this noted, lets get the levels in place that we intend to use for the session going forward.

As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand and where we are looking to jump in and out of the markets if and when things move.

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

As the chart shows, the range we are using for the session this evening is relatively unchanged from that which we outline this morning.

Specifically, we are looking at support to the downside at 16400 and resistance to the upside at 16598.

If we see price close above resistance, we will get in long towards an immediate upside target of 16650. Conversely, a close below support will have us in short towards a downside target of 16350.

Lets see how things play out.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

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05:30

PR: Coinfi Announces ICO for Crypto Market Intelligence Platform "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Coinfi Crypto Market Intelligence Platform

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.

HONG KONG/NEW YORK CoinFi, the cryptocurrency market intelligence platform, today announced an initial coin offering (ICO) with a hard cap of $15 million to further expand its technology and hedge fund-caliber trading tools for real-time news, data, and analysis on the crypto markets. A portion of funds raised will also be used to compensate and leverage the power of the crowd, which will help curate and produce content in a unique token-for-information ecosystem.

The rapidly growing world of cryptocurrency markets, businesses, and derivatives has created a difficult-to-navigate universe of data that makes it tedious and time consuming for crypto investors to find the information they need to make intelligent decisions in a timely manner. CoinFi decentralizes this information and provides in-depth analysis with Wall Street-like precision. Sophisticated algorithmic trading signals, real-time analysis of news through machine learning, and best execution trading algorithms power CoinFis platform.

Compared to the kind of tools and on-demand financial analysis to which equities traders have access, the cryptocurrency market is drastically underserved, says CoinFi co-founder and former Goldman Sachs equities trader Timothy Tam. Were building a platform so crypto traders can make better, well-rounded, informed decisions. Wall Street doesnt guess blindly, and neither should the crypto community.

CoinFi already employs a team of several junior equities analysts to help perform altcoin research and compile data. Additionally, the company will compensate crowdsourced content with CoinFi tokens. Access to the platforms advanced features and premium content will require staki...

05:27

SUNY Purchase College Is Committed to Affordable Graduate-Level Public Education "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Painting by Paul Minor

Purchase College offers four separate masters degrees that encourage interdisciplinarity: the MFA in Media Arts & Culture; the MFA in Visual Arts; the MA in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism and Theory; and the MA in Entrepreneurship in the Arts.

In addition, students may opt for a three-year MFA/MA degree that combines the Visual Arts and Art, Criticism, and Theory programs.

As part of the State University of New York system, Purchase College is committed to the notion of public education that combines academic excellence and affordability. Students have access to the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase Colleges campus museum and the eighth largest university museum in the country; to a renowned Performing Arts Center; and to various Westchester-based spaces that combine exhibition, performance and community engagement.

MFA in Media Arts & Culture
The Media Arts & Culture curriculum regards art as a critical inquiry and explores emerging technologies as media for creative expression. Courses span time-based media, internet and network-based art, expanded photography, computational art, media installation, data visualization, research-based art, new documentary and other modes of contemporary practice.

MFA in Visual Arts
A small and highly selective interdisciplinary program that fosters the artistic, intellectual, and professional growth of students through a melding of independent studio work and rigorous academic studies. State-of-the-art facilities include photography, video and digital labs, a woodshop and metal shop, and printmaking and letterpress studios. The 2018 thesis show will take place at Equity Gallery, Manhattan, Lower East Side.

MA program in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism and Theor...

05:20

Top 20 Photos on Flickr in 2017 Capture the Wondrous Beauty of the World "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

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As we near the end of 2017, it's time to start looking back at the creations that made the year special. Flickr has kicked things off by pulling together the top photos shared on the platform over the past year. From sweeping landscapes to spectacular animal portraits, the list is an inspirational look at what photographers were shootingand sharingin 2017.

How did Flickr come up with the list? They used a special algorithm that selected the top photos based on social and engagement metricshow many times the photo was viewed, faved, or shared. The staff then curated the list, making sure that only one image per photographer was included in the list.

Surprisingly, the photograph topping the list was only recently posted, in late October. Iwona Podlasinskasay goodbye is a well-crafted image of a child watching a train pull away. Not only technically excellent, the photograph tells a narrative and elicits strong emotion from viewers.

Planning photos with kids is something different than with models. There is a story they need to understand and like to be willing to contribute, the photographer captions her winning photo. They can't fake emotion. You will see on their faces and in their body language exactly how they felt when the photo was taken. I need them to feel good and feel the atmosphere. They need to believe in magic when we go shooting.

Scroll down to see the rest of the top 20 images posted to Flickr in 2017.

Top 20 Photos on Flickr in 2017

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The Elephant Walks at Night

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Light of Glory

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05:19

This is today! And I would love to see you there. :] "IndyWatch Feed Comics"



This is today! And I would love to see you there. :]

05:17

Learn how to select the best performing linear regression for univariate models "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Find out which linear regression model is the best fit for your data

Inspired by a question after my previous article, I want to tackle an issue that often comes up after trying different linear models: You need to make a choice which model you want to use. More specifically, Khalifa Ardi Sidqi asked:

How to determine which model suits best to my data? Do I just look at the R square, SSE, etc.?
As the interpretation of that model (quadratic, root, etc.) will be very different, wont it be an issue?

The second part of the question can be answered easily. First, find a model that best suits to your data and then interpret its results. It is good if you have ideas how your data might be explained. However, interpret the best model, only.

The rest of this article will address the first part of his question. Please note that I will share my approach on how to select a model. There are multiple ways, and others might do it differently. But I will describe the way that works best for me.

In addition, this approach only applies to univariate models. Univariate models have just one input variable. I am planning a further article, where I will show you how to assess multivariate models with more input variables. For today, however, let us focus on the basics and univariate models.

To practice and get a feeling for this, I wrote a small ShinyApp. Use it and play around with different datasets and models. Notice how parameters change and become more confident with assessing simple linear models. Finally, you can also use the app as a framework for your data. Just copy it from Github.

Click on the image for an interactive version

Use the Adjusted R2 for univariate models

If you only use one input variable, the adjusted R2 value gives you a good indication of how well your model performs. It illustrates how much variation is explained by your model.

In contrast to the simple R2, the adjusted R2 takes the number of input factors into account. It penalizes too many input factors and favors parsimonious models.

In the screenshot above, you can see two models with a value of 71.3 % and 84.32%. Apparently, the second model is better than the first one. Models with low values...

05:17

SLANT: On the Ground: Saskatoon "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Suzanne Hudson at the Remai Modern

05:15

Global Mind Energy Report: Impact of Mass Meditations HIGH | December 14th, 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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05:13

Is climate change REALLY the culprit causing Californias wildfires? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Were told that climate change caused or intensified Californias wildfires and that such fires are getting worse. As usual for such scary stories, these claims are only weakly supported by science except for the ones that are outright fabrications. See what scientists say and decide for yourself. By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius

05:13

Tight Pussy, Loose Shoes, and a Warm Place to Shit: The song parody that trascendeth all "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


 
Creepy politicians and media personalities are losing their jobs and stature left and right over revelations of sexual importuning, and we fully support that (just as we support more rapey conservative policymakers stepping into the light of the shining beacon that was Dan Johnsongrab that brass ring, Roy, youve got nothing...

05:11

Five Glaring Facts Showing that NBC Knew About and Allowed Matt Lauers Sexual Predation "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"



(Rachel BlevinsWhen NBC announced that it was firing Matt Lauer, the network claimed it was acting on the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years hes been at NBC News. However, as more evidence emerges, it has become clear that Lauer was a sexual predator and NBC both enabled and covered up his rampant sexual misconduct.
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05:10

Locals fear for their lives over planned dam in Indonesias Leuser Ecosystem "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

ACEH TAMIANG, Indonesia Maksum, a resident of Aceh Tamiang district in northern Sumatra, Indonesia, can still vividly recall when a flash flood hit the area 11 years ago this month. The 2006 disaster left a trail of destruction in its wake, claiming the lives of 28 people and forcing more than 200,000 from their homes. Today, he is increasingly concerned that a similar catastrophe looms on the horizon one driven not by natural forces, but by a massive hydroelectric power plant planned for construction here. The 428-megawatt (MW) dam will be 173.5 meters (570 feet) high, with a reservoir capacity of 697.4 million cubic meters (24.6 billion cubic feet). The plans also call for the flooding of 40 square kilometers (15.4 square miles) of land in the Leuser Ecosystem, one of the worlds largest expanses of tropical rainforest and an ecological hotspot celebrated as the last place on Earth where orangutans, rhinos, tigers and elephants coexist in the wild. Maksum, like the majority of residents here, lives near the banks of the Tamiang River, which will be blocked to fill the reservoir. For him, the dam only portends disaster. We dont want [the dam to be built] because if the dam collapses, itll become a bomb, he said. And the Aceh Tamiang people already went through a flash flood on December 22, 2006. We dont want another disaster to hit us again because it will destroy our development. The Leuser Ecosystem in Indonesias Aceh province, in northern Sumatra.

Land reclamation threatens extremely rare spoon-billed sandpipers in China "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

One of the worlds rarest birds the tiny spoon-billed sandpiper  could soon lose a critical habitat to land reclamation projects, warns a new report by Greenpeace. Every year, the reddish-brown spoon-billed sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus) makes a 5,000-mile long journey, flying from its breeding grounds in Arctic Russia to its wintering sites in places like southern China, Bangladesh and Myanmar. On the way, the bird makes a crucial three-month stopover at Tiaozini mudflats in Jiangsu province on Chinas eastern coast. This is the single most important site for the species, Nigel Clark of the British Trust for Ornithology told Mongabay. The birds rely on the mudflats and wetlands not only for their annual moult a period when they replace all their wing feathers but also to refuel and to find refuge. The coastal site is also important for the birds during their journey back to the Russian breeding grounds. Moreover, Tiaozini is a critical habitat for other endangered birds like the Nordmanns greenshank (Tringa guttifer) and the black-faced spoonbill (Platalea minor). The Tiaozini mudflats, however, could soon be gone. Spoon-billed sandpiper. Photo by JJ Harrison via Wikimedia Commons (CC BYSA 3.0) According to Greenpeace, the Jiangsu provincial government has already converted about 67.5 square kilometers (~26 square miles) of Tiaozinis coastal waters into land by filling the area with soil and rocks. The mudflats and marshes that were once haven for waterbirds are now hard land. The government plans to reclaim another 599.5 square kilometers of Tiaozini by 2020. Wetlands destruction

05:10

Withania somnifera is a potential candidate to ameliorate high fat diet-induced anxiety and neuroinflammation. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Neuroinflammation. 2017 Oct 12 ;14(1):201. Epub 2017 Oct 12. PMID: 29025435 Abstract Title:  Withania somnifera as a potential candidate to ameliorate high fat diet-induced anxiety and neuroinflammation. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: The epidemic of obesity has reached alarming levels in both developing and developed nations. Excessive calorie intake and sedentary lifestyle due to technological advancements are the main causal factors for overweight and obesity among the human population. Obesity has been associated with a number of co-morbidities such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, and neurodegeneration and dementia. The progression of neurological disorders in obese subjects has been mainly attributed to neuroinflammation. Withania somnifera has been used in numerous Ayurvedic formulations owing to its wide array of health-promoting properties. The current study was designed to test the hypothesis whether dry leaf powder of W. somnifera has anxiolytic and anti-neuroinflammatory potential in diet-induced obesity.METHODS: Young adult female rats were divided into four groups: low fat diet group (LFD) fed with regular chow feed, high fat diet group (HFD) fed with diet containing 30% fat by weight, low fat diet plus extract group (LFDE) fed with regular chow feed supplemented with dry leaf powder of W. somnifera 1 mg/g of body weight (ASH), and high fat diet plus extractgroup (HFDE) fed with diet containing 30% fat by weight and supplemented with ASH. All the animals were kept on respective feeding regimen for 12 weeks; following which, the animals were tested for their anxiety-like behavior using elevated plus maze test. The animals were sacrificed and used to study various inflammatory markers such as GFAP, Iba1, PPAR, iNOS, MCP-1, TNF, IL-1, IL-6, and various markers of NF-B pathway by Western blotting and quantitative real-time PCR. Serum levels of leptin, insulin and pro-inflammatory cytokines were also assayed.RESULTS: ASH treated rats showed less anxiety levels as compared to HFD animals. At molecular level, ASH ameliorated the HFD-induced reactive gliosis and microgliosis and suppressed the expression of inflammatory markers such as PPAR, iNOS, MCP-1, TNF, IL-1, and IL-6. Further, ASH ameliorated leptin andinsulin resistance and prevented HFD-induced apoptosis.CONCLUSIONS: Dry leaf powder of W. somnifera may prove to be a potential therapeutic agent to attenuate neuroinflammation associated with obesity and may prevent its co-morbidities.

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05:06

State of Fear: How Historys Deadliest Bombing Campaign Created Todays Crisis in Korea "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

U.S. troopers move through burning shacks in the Sunchon/Sukchon area of North Korea, Oct. 20, 1950. (AP Photo/Max Desfor)

The firebombing of North Koreas cities, towns, and villages remains virtually unknown to the general public and unacknowledged in media discussions of the crisis, despite the obvious relevance to North Koreas pursuit of a nuclear deterrent.

As the world watches with mounting concern the growing tensions and bellicose rhetoric between the United States and North Korea, one of the most remarkable aspects of the situation is the absence of any public acknowledgement of the underlying reason for North Korean fearsor, as termed by United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, state of paranoianamely, the horrific firebombing campaign waged by the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and the unprecedented death toll that resulted from that bombing.

Although the full facts will never be known, the available evidence points toward the conclusion that the firebombing of North Koreas cities, towns, and villages produced more civilian deaths than any other bombing campaign in history.

Historian Bruce Cumings describes the bombing campaign as probably one of the worst episodes of unrestrained American violence against another people, but its certainly the one that the fewest Americans know about.

The campaign, carried out from 1950 to 1953, killed 2 million North Koreans, according to General Curtis LeMay, the head of the Strategic Air Command and the organizer of the firebombing of Tokyo and other Japanese cities. In 1984, LeMay told the Office of Air Force History that the bombing of North Korea had killed off 20 percent of the population.

Other sources cite a somewhat lower number. According to a...

05:02

10 funniest Donald Trump moments of the year number 6 "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Heres number 6 in our rundown of the top 10 funniest Donald Trump moments of the year.

Remember when this bit of his inauguration speech was basically lifted from the Batman movie?

Well, we thought wed seen it all, except we hadnt. Not by a long way.

Number 7: when he was totally owned by the Irish PM, Enda Kenny, on St Patricks Day.

05:00

Denmark Could Tap Blockchain For Foreign Aid Delivery, Says Report "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Denmark's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released a new report on the applicability of blockchain to foreign aid.

04:59

Hiroshima Must Not Be Irradiated Again: CNIC Statement on the Court Ruling Suspending Ikata NPP "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

On December 13 the Hiroshima High Court ordered a temporary injunction suspending operations at Shikoku Electric Power Companys Ikata NPP Unit 3. Citizens Nuclear Information Center (CNIC) welcomes this judgment and expresses our respect for the plaintiffs and lawyers who fought hard to prove that Ikata NPP is dangerous, as well as all the citizens of Hiroshima who have supported them.

The post Hiroshima Must Not Be Irradiated Again: CNIC Statement on the Court Ruling Suspending Ikata NPP appeared first on DiaNuke.org.

04:57

Famous Album Covers Recreated as Cat Photos "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Brooklyn-based photographer and graphic designer Alfra Martini has been taking famous album covers and recreating them with cats instead of humans. She calls the project The Kitten Covers.

Legendary albums from a world dominated by kittens, says Martini, who owns two cats herself.

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04:50

13 Healthy Holiday Recipes That Wont Make You Feel Like Crap! "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Many people view the holidays as a time for indulging. A huge Thanksgiving plate, a pile of Christmas cookies, Easter basket goodies the opportunities for treats are endless. The discussion of healthy eating during the holidays is often met with shock and awe. Its just once a year! Why would anyone want healthy holiday []

The post 13 Healthy Holiday Recipes That Wont Make You Feel Like Crap! appeared first on MotherWise.

04:50

IOTA: A Cryptocurrency for the IoT "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

IOTA: A Cryptocurrency for the IoT by Ian Dyer  Banyan Hill The amount of data in the world is growing at a pace never seen before. Companies have been rushing to be the first ones to store and manage it efficiently....

The post IOTA: A Cryptocurrency for the IoT appeared first on The Daily Coin.

04:45

Midterm Elections & A Paradigm Shift (Return) to the Left "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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After the President was elected and inaugurated, I wrote several articles specifically stating that if he didnt accomplish significant changes by the Midterm Congressional elections, he would not be reelected. We are seeing this on its way to fruition with the Alabama race to fill the seat of Jeff Sessions. The Democrat Doug Jones has won it, and the Republican-held majority in the Senate now shrinks by one seat.

Not that it really matters. Susan Collins was one of the three Republicans quashing the attempt to remove the provision making Obamacare mandatory. Olympia Snow was the Republican Senator from Maine that allowed Obamacare to come up on the Senate Floor in the first place. Roberts (the conservative) the Supreme Court justice enabled Obamacare to be kept as a law.

The parties are merely an illusion of a two-party system. All of them are Statists, elitists, and Marxist-Progressives determined to completely rend the Constitution and enslave all of the citizen-serfs while they assume the positions of uncrowned nobility. Will they remove the mandatory clause from Obamacare, or repeal the entire law? No.

In a pigs eye will any of these imperial statists remove a law that has every American citizen by the throata law the lawmakers exempted themselves from, stamped with King Obamas approval with the Supreme Court solidifying it.

In reality, the establishment obtained exactly what it wanted, as I reported before the election, and shortly thereafter: A President who is derailed at every effort and made to appear as a loser. Such will make Congress Democrat-controlled again and the President a one-termer. This is happening, before our very eyes.

The United States is one step above being a third-world country, almost ready to take the plunge into the pool of totalitarianism. Go ahead: try to leave the country without a passport if you owe any moneymore than you make in a year. Go ahead: try and maintain any semblance of privacy when everything you do on the computer, every purchase you make, and every place you travel is monitored, recorded, and saved for. for what?

Saved for the inevitable day when the country morphs into full-blown tyranny and every citizen is monitored and tracked 24 hours a day by the State. 

No need for a mark of the beast! Such would be cou...

Midterm Elections & A Paradigm Shift (Return) to the Left "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

trump-senate

After the President was elected and inaugurated, I wrote several articles specifically stating that if he didnt accomplish significant changes by the Midterm Congressional elections, he would not be reelected. We are seeing this on its way to fruition with the Alabama race to fill the seat of Jeff Sessions. The Democrat Doug Jones has won it, and the Republican-held majority in the Senate now shrinks by one seat.

Not that it really matters. Susan Collins was one of the three Republicans quashing the attempt to remove the provision making Obamacare mandatory. Olympia Snow was the Republican Senator from Maine that allowed Obamacare to come up on the Senate Floor in the first place. Roberts (the conservative) the Supreme Court justice enabled Obamacare to be kept as a law.

The parties are merely an illusion of a two-party system. All of them are Statists, elitists, and Marxist-Progressives determined to completely rend the Constitution and enslave all of the citizen-serfs while they assume the positions of uncrowned nobility. Will they remove the mandatory clause from Obamacare, or repeal the entire law? No.

In a pigs eye will any of these imperial statists remove a law that has every American citizen by the throata law the lawmakers exempted themselves from, stamped with King Obamas approval with the Supreme Court solidifying it.

In reality, the establishment obtained exactly what it wanted, as I reported before the election, and shortly thereafter: A President who is derailed at every effort and made to appear as a loser. Such will make Congress Democrat-controlled again and the President a one-termer. This is happening, before our very eyes.

The United States is one step above being a third-world country, almost ready to take the plunge into the pool of totalitarianism. Go ahead: try to leave the country without a passport if you owe any moneymore than you make in a year. Go ahead: try and maintain any semblance of privacy when everything you do on the computer, every purchase you make, and every place you travel is monitored, recorded, and saved for. for what?

Saved for the inevitable day when the country morphs into full-blown tyranny and every citizen is monitored and tracked 24 hours a day by the State. 

No need for a mark of the beast! Such would be counterproductive: it would be recognized and fought against. No need for that! No need: Almost everyone carries around their little chittering cell phones personal tracking devices...

04:45

Salt Years, Explores Sigalit Landaus Lifetime Relationship With the Dead Sea "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Israeli artist Sigalit Landau (previously) has a practice that is deeply tied to working with the Dead Sea. Landau uses the hypersaline body of water as both a photographic backdrop and medium to suspend everyday objects, creating densely salt-encrusted sculptures. The items she chooses for her pieces are sometimes simply based on their textures and shapes, while others are chosen in order to filter memories that have been passed down to the artist through her parents and grandparents.

These objects leave the game of being useful things and enter a new realm the open space of representation, said Landau to Colossal. They loose their old features and dimensions and inhale a certain pureness of spirit, treated by climate and enhanced by emotion.

A new book titled Salt Years, explores Landaus process, bringing a new perspective to her salt crystal sculptures, video art, and images created over the last 15 years. Within the book Landau explores her process of baptizing objects in the Dead Seas waters, showcasing how the salt-filled sea breathes new life into the inanimate works through behind-the-scenes photos, and personal notes and essays.

You can pre-order the 288-page book through Landaus Indiegogo campaign, and follow its progress through the books Facebook.

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A polyphenol-rich cranberry extract reverses insulin resistance and hepatic steatosis independently of body weight loss. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Mol Metab. 2017 Dec ;6(12):1563-1573. Epub 2017 Oct 18. PMID: 29107524 Abstract Title:  A polyphenol-rich cranberry extract reverses insulin resistance and hepatic steatosis independently of body weight loss. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have reported that polyphenol-rich extracts from various sources can prevent obesity and associated gastro-hepatic and metabolic disorders in diet-induced obese (DIO) mice. However, whether such extracts can reverse obesity-linked metabolic alterations remains unknown. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the potential of a polyphenol-rich extract from cranberry (CE) to reverse obesity and associated metabolic disorders in DIO-mice.METHODS: Mice were pre-fed either a Chow or a High Fat-High Sucrose (HFHS) diet for 13 weeks to induce obesity and then treated either with CE (200mg/kg, Chow+CE, HFHS+CE) or vehicle (Chow, HFHS) for 8 additional weeks.RESULTS: CE did not reverse weight gain or fat mass accretion in Chow- or HFHS-fed mice. However, HFHS+CE fully reversed hepatic steatosis and this was linked to upregulation of genes involved in lipid catabolism (e.g., PPAR) and downregulation of several pro-inflammatory genes (eg, COX2, TNF) in the liver. These findings were associated with improved glucose tolerance and normalization ofinsulin sensitivity in HFHS+CE mice. The gut microbiota of HFHS+CE mice was characterized by lower Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes ratio and a drastic expansion of Akkermansia muciniphila and, to a lesser extent, of Barnesiella spp, as compared to HFHS controls.CONCLUSIONS: Taken together, our findings demonstrate that CE, without impacting body weight or adiposity, can fully reverse HFHS diet-induced insulin resistance and hepatic steatosis while triggering A. muciniphila blooming in the gut microbiota, thus underscoring the gut-liver axis as a primary target of cranberry polyphenols.

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04:45

Why do we Celebrate Christmas Anyway? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

How about seeing Christmas for what it really is: one gigantic money-making mechanism, the most wasteful event of the year, totally unsustain

04:41

A Message from 2 Great Writers to All of Us who feel we arent Good Enough to Write. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

While I had so many languages under my belt, I was never good enough at any one of them to communicate as effectively as I wished to. In my home,

04:41

Vomiting reported at early Star Wars showings after Reys parents revealed "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The Last Jedi to be most controversial Star Wars film to date.

04:37

How Buying into our own Mythology makes Heartache Harder. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

You might be asking yourself how we can have a mythology about ourselves, but most of us do. We have this story of the kind of person we are, and we

04:35

Mary Lou McDonald TD welcomes decision by Oireachtas Committee to recommend repealing Eighth Amendment of the Constitution | Sinn Fin "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Mary Lou McDonald TD welcomes decision by Oireachtas Committee to recommend repealing Eighth Amendment of the Constitution | Sinn Fin: It is my hope that the referendum vote will come quickly and that the people can have a comprehensive, respectful and democratic debate, concluding with the removal of the eighth amendment from the Constitution.

This referendum will be an opportunity for a new generation to have their say on a matter of fundamental social importance. It has been a long time in the making so there can be no undue delay by Government in its commitment to hold the referendum in 2018.

04:35

Synthetic Marijuana Approved By DEA For Medicine While The Real Thing Remains Illegal "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The DEA has just announced that the same manufacturer of the notorious fentanyl has produced a synthetic marijuana product they deem more medically valuable and safer than real cannabis.

04:35

Mama Earth is on Fire & she Needs UsI know, I was There. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Mama Earth needs us to move beyond simply liking one anothers photos of the blaze in Southern California and sad faced emojis if we are going to save her...

04:34

15 Best and Worst Foods to Eat When Youre Sick "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Healthtips Now

Being sick is never fun. While reducing stress and getting plenty of sleep can help you get through a nasty bout of seasonal sickness, food can play an important role, too. Of course, some foods are better than others. Here are some of the best and worst foods you can eat when youre feeling under the weather.     

BEST FOODS

Broth

Chicken soup has been a longtime remedy for any sickness and for good reason. Broth, slow-cooked bone broth in particular, is very dense in nutrients, including magnesium, phosphorus, and other difficult to obtain trace minerals. Your body will have a harder time fighting off illness if it is suffering a deficiency, and drinking warm broth is comforting for the soul.

Hot Tea

Not only is green tea chock full of antioxidants, but it also has anti-viral and antibacterial properties yet another reason to stock green tea in your pantry. If caffeine isnt your thing, chamomile tea elevates phenols, which are antioxidants that have been shown to possess antibacterial powers.   

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04:30

FIRE-EARTH Tribunal in Absentia: RPP of Earth Expert Testimonies (XXIV) "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

CJ OCT TML FIRE-EARTH Tribunal: Rape, Pillage and Plunder of Planet Earth (121401) FIRE-EARTH Tribunal in Absentia for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Crimes Against Nature, Rape, Pillage and Plunder (RPP) of Planet Earth Details including Record of Proceedings are available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. All Groups Latest FIRE-EARTH ALERTS, FORECASTS, BULLETINS and MESSAGES available []

Conservative Christian Lawmaker Kills Himself After Sexual Assault Allegations "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Dan Johnson, a conservative Christian pastor and Kentucky State lawmaker accused of sexual assault, shot and killed himself Wednesday. Rep. Johnson was under investigation for the alleged sexual molestation of a teenage girl. He denied the allegations and blamed the media and Satan for his recent trouble. On Tuesday, the day before his suicide, Johnson held a []

04:30

Russell Simmons Resigns from Rush Arts Foundation Amid Rape Allegations "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Russell Simmons (photo by Coco Curranski/Flickr)Russell Simmons (photo by Coco Curranski/Flickr)

Following last months accusations of sexual violence against media mogul Russell Simmons and even before yesterdays reports in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, in which more than a half-dozen women accused him of assault and harassment Simmons has stepped down from his role at the nonprofit Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (Rush Arts). Simmons co-founded the organization and had been serving as the co-chairman of its board of directors.

In a statement posted on the Brooklyn-based organizations homepage and social media platforms, Rush Arts Executive Director Tangie Murray does not mention the allegations against Simmons who co-founded the organization with his brothers, the artist Danny Simmons, and Joseph Rev. Run Simmons, of Run-DMC, in 1995 but bemoans his departure.

Over the years, Russell has used his voice and resources to help so many in our programs and around the world, and we are deeply saddened by his departure, Murray writes. Our Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, artist Danny Simmons who inspired our mission and has steered the course of the foundation over the years, will continue to serve.

Rush Arts has two main activities, the first focusi...

04:30

10 Bitcoin Apps That Everyone Should Have "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

10 Bitcoin Apps That Everyone Should Have

Owning a smartphone, like owning bitcoin, is obligatory these days. All the cool kids are doing it, along with all the uncool kids who were hodling hard back when bitcoin was ripe for mockery. Not any more. Whether youre a bitcoin veteran or are new enough to believe HODL means Hold On for Dear Life, you might find something interesting in this list of 10 great cryptocurrency apps.

Also read: Getting Bitcoin on Grandmas Android Phone: 3 Easy Steps

Blockfolio

The go-to portfolio checker for pretty much everyone, Blockfolio is clean and simple. You need to enter your cryptocurrency holdings manually, so its not great for day traders who are jumping from coin to coin. For everyone else though, Blockfolio lets you set and forget. Settings easy; forgetting the urge to refresh your portfolio every 30 seconds is a lot harder. Get it on Android and iPhone.

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04:30

Probiotic therapy could be beneficial in pediatric patients with Helicobacter pylori infection. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Oncotarget. 2017 Nov 10 ;8(56):96409-96418. Epub 2017 Oct 7. PMID: 29221216 Abstract Title:  Probiotics in 14-day triple therapy for Asian pediatric patients with Helicobacter pylori infection: a network meta-analysis. Abstract:  : Although 14-day triple therapy has been widely administrated for eradicating Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in Asia, its antibiotic-associated side effects restrict the effectivity of eradication therapy in pediatric patients. Therefore, a network meta-analysis (NMA) was conducted to compare the efficacy and safety of probiotics supplemented in 14-day triple therapy in Asian pediatric patients.Materials and Methods: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were retrieved comprehensively in electronic databases (such as PubMed, Cochrane library, Embase, CNKI, Wan fang database, VIP database and CBM) until April 2017. Additional references were obtained from reviewed articles. NMA was performed using a random-effects model under a frequentist framework.Results: Seventeen RCTs were included. NMA indicated that Bifidobacterium infantis+Clostridium butyricum was most beneficial for H. pylori eradication rates (P-score = 0.82) and Bacillus mesentericus+Clostridium butyricum+Streptococcus faecalis for total side effects (P-score = 0.77). Taken together, Bacillus mesentericus+Clostridium butyricum+Streptococcus faecalis was the best one to supplement in 14-day triple therapy due to its efficacy (P-score = 0.72) and safety (P-score = 0.77). Additionally, pairwise meta-analysis indicated that probiotics supplemented 14-day triple therapy significantly increased H. pylori eradication rates (RR: 1.16, 95%CI: 1.07-1.26) and reduced the incidence of total side effects (RR: 0.40, 95%CI: 0.34-0.48) compared with placebo.Conclusions: Bacillus mesentericus+Clostridium butyricum+Streptococcus faecalis is the optimal probiotic regime of reducing total side effects and improving eradication rates when supplemented 14-day triple therapy. Further direct evidence is needed to warrant it.

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04:24

Give the Gift of Love "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Were all of us rich in what we own and yet ignorant of it and therefore seeking from others what can best and most easily be had from ourselves.

04:19

We Need Regenerative Farming, Not Geoengineering "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The mindset behind geoengineering stands in sharp contrast to an emerging ecological, systems approach taking shape in the form of regenerative agriculture.

04:18

Queen of Heaven "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

Im going through some old Flash files on my old computer, in hopes of rebuilding some things in Moho. Heres a gif of my old Queen of Heaven. I had to halve the frame rate and condense the action to get it under my WordPress blogs 2MB limit. You can see more of Her in The Golden Calf (Return of the Goddess).

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04:14

Got Holiday Burnout? How to Find Peace & Joy this Holiday Season. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Its so easy to become caught up in appearances at this time of year. The holidays seem to come built-in with a host of reasons why this time of year is

04:14

For Its Centennial, the Allen Museum Focuses on the Important Roles Women Played in Its History "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Inscription on the entrance of the Allen Memorial Art Museum in Oberlin, Ohio (all photos courtesy of the author for Hyperallergic)

CLEVELAND While there may be some folks in the art world who believe we are reaching gender equity in the representation of men and women artists in museums, most are fully aware that gender is still an issue. The Allen Memorial Art Museum clearly understands this, and has taken their centennial anniversary celebration to highlight the significant and primary roles women have played in the founding of the museum, and the curation, donation, and production and its artworks since its very beginning.

Carved into the faade of the Allen Memorial Art Museum is the text The Cause of Art is the Cause of the People. Equity is built into its architecture, and is reinforced by its lineage of staff. Many of its curators have been women, notably its earliest ones, when such staffing was less common. The museum has had four female directors, including Sharon Patton, one of the earliest African-American, female museum directors in the country. The museums founder and first benefactor was a woman: Elisabeth Severance Allen (later Prentiss), the daughter of the treasurer of Standard Oil. A significant portion of the museums extensive collection exists thanks to the work of women including a collection of about 1500 Japanese prints, mostly from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, donated by Mary Ainsworth (some of which will be featured in a Spring 2018 exhibition), and a modern art collection of works acquired through the influence and advocacy of the iconic Oberlin College art history professor, Ellen Johnson. Even more, the core o...

04:13

Ethersport: All there is about the ICO "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ethersport, the platform has made its ICO quite easy to participate as long as you fulfill a few simple requirements. There are only two rules that you need to know about, and you are set to go. The ICO also has some interesting offers in the fourth quarter. Participants will also get access to the full MVP platform when the ICO is done.

What are the Minimum Requirements?

To participate in this ICO, you will need at least 0.002 ETH. Participants in the ICO can only make ETH contribution. Any other cryptocurrency sent to the ESC contract will be void and the sender will end up wasting them.

The platform also warns participants not to send their ETH from an exchange. If they do this, their ESC tokens are going to be allocated to the exchanges account. As such, it may not be possible to recover your ESC tokens. Except for these two rules, there is really nothing else, which one needs to know before participating in this ICO.

What You Can Expect from Ethersport

Ethersport is an innovative sports lottery platform that is based on the Ethereum smart contracts. The unique thing about the Ethersport lottery is that it is not based on random guessing. Rather, it is based on the determination of actual sporting events. These are genuine events, free of outside interference.

The only thing that a player needs, in this case, is pure analytical skills devoid of any lucky guessing. This means that if a player is really good at it, he or she stands to make an enormous profit. The Ethersport ICO is currently in its fourth stage of funding. If you wish to participate, you will receive a 50% bonus.

About the MVP Platform

Ethersport also recently joined MVP, which is still in the test stages. At the end of the ICO, Ethersport aims to make MVP a reliable platform for lotteries.  They have ensured that this platform is as simple as possible, making it possible for anyone to take part in it.

Right now, MVP only contains the player interface and official lines from Ethersport. However, it is expected that Ethersport will bring independent lottery capabilities once the ICO is wound up. The CEO of Ethersport recently commented on the issue and said that the feedback he had gotten from backers had been quite useful. He also added that the 50% bonus was because of the growth of the Ethereum exchange rate. If anyone wanted to take part in the ICO, now would seem like the best time.

What do you think about this awesome offer from Ethersport? Leave us your thoughts in the comment section below.

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04:07

"An ARMED society, is a Polite Society" Robert Heinlein...... "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The TRUTH is;  In EVERY instance where Everyone has guns and training for them-crime PLUMMETS.  It is FACT.  Look up this for yourself.  Look at the POST Gun Law effect in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Then look at any given year in Chicago.

Robert Heinlein WAS RIGHT.  He was prophetic in his wisdom on this issue.  If you CAN carry, DO SO.  The life you save may be your own.  I submit to EVERYONE, if we are ALL armed, the FBI will have a Damn HARDER time conducting their NEXT mass-shooting.

The MSM LIARS will NEVER tell you of the Dozens of times "Armed Citizens" have saved the day.  It IS published by the NRA in their magazines.  Many times these "Armed Citizens" have saved many lives, even Cops in trouble.

The AGENDA of the Globalists is to DISARM all the People. If The People are UNABLE to resist TYRANNY, you have truly become THEIR SLAVES.  This is EXACTLY what they want.

You all have a choice, be a SLAVE-a SHEEPLE, or be a FREE AMERICAN in America.  There is NO MIDDLE GROUND.  If you aren't one-you're the other.

04:06

BLOCKCHAIN START-UP VIBERATE ROLLS OUT A REWARDING SYSTEM, KEEPING ITS POST-ICO PROMISES "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

 Viberate is developing a platform for the live music industry which runs as a decentralized service, allowing anybody to add or edit relevant data. The company has now implemented a rewarding system, which means all contributors will be compensated with VIB tokens.

Investing a 1.2 million dollars worth of tokens to repay our contributors efforts not only means that some of them will be able to quit their day jobs, but also gives our token the utility value not a lot of blockchain projects have, claims Vasja Veber, COO and cofounder of the Slovenian-based company which raised 10.7 million dollars in Septembers ICO and has since been able to deliver on all the ICO roadmap promises.

For 2,000 days, money will be evenly distributed among the contributors, which translates to 5,000 VIB tokens daily. It is worth pointing out that the token, inherent to Viberates ecosystem, is already listed on five crypto exchanges, including Binance and Bittrex, while additional solutions for an even wider token adoption are underway. Viberate has just announced that supporters will very soon be able to purchase VIB tokens using only their credit cards via Changelly as well as start using the popular Jaxx wallet.

The newly implemented mechanism, one of many, will reward everybody who curates Viberates database of musicians, venues and event organizers (adding or editing profiles) or promotes the platform to the outside world. For more information regarding the listed activities, you can check Viberate.com.

Our research shows that more than a half of Viberates users participates in co-creating and promoting the platform out of pure enthusiasm for the companys vision and their love of music. Since users play a crucial role in helping us change the music industry, we want to reward them for their efforts, as they are actually a part of the team. Moreover, the Viberate points of our existing contributors were transformed into VIB tokens, their number being multiplied by 6.5. Our biggest contributors points will, therefore, result in more than 42,000 VIB, which translates into approximately $7000 at press time not bad for roughly one month of work.  Veber explained the reasoning behind the solution.

It is also worth noting that the music industry already a huge one is poised for additional growth in the coming years. Veber, therefore, urges people interested in music and crypto technologies to join them and become a part of the movement which is fundamentally changing the music business.

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04:03

1, 2, 3, what are we fighting for? Dont ask me I dont give a damn, bout the War in Afghanistan well, maybe a little. "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Now, for the rest of the story Obamas Afghan Policy Is Tantamount to Treason Flashback April 2010: LAROUCHE DEMANDS IMPEACHMENT This article appears in the April 9, 2010 issue of Executive Intelligence Review American physical economist and statesman Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. is demanding President Barack Obamas immediate impeachment or resignation from office, for []

04:02

April Zhu // A home to call your own even if it is a slum "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

IRIN | A home to call your own even if it is a slum: Originally from Sudan, they were recruited by the British over a century ago to serve as colonial troops, and were rewarded for their service with land in what was then a remote area, miles away from the centre of Nairobi. They called it Kibra, the Nubian word for forest.  In a nation where ethnic identity and political power remain closely linked to land, Nubians exclusion from formal land tenure not only impeded their struggle for recognition but kept them powerless in the midst of land grabs as Nairobi urbanised.  Within a matter of decades, Nubians watched as their farms and once thick, dark forests transformed into one of the most well-known slums in Africa.

04:00

DARPA Can Exterminate Humanity: You Could Feasibly WIPE OUT The Human Race "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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One of the most dangerous experiments that mankind has ever embarked upon is DARPAs desire for gene drive technology. Scientists now have the knowledge and the tools they need to create and deliver Doomsday genes which can selectively target and exterminate an entire species.

According to Sputnik News, and as previously reported by SHTFPlan,  the United States highly-secretive and advanced military research body DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) announced that it will invest tens of millions of dollars into genetic extinction research. While the official aim of this research is said to be fighting harmful insects, like mosquitos which carry Malaria, there are significantly darker implications and speculations surrounding the possible use of such a tool.

Joe Joseph of The Daily Sheeple said a quick Google search would give you enough information to let you know how horrific this kind of technology can be. and youll find it fascinating just at how unbelievable a weapon this could be, how unintentionally mistakes can be made that can cause irreversible damageirreparable damageto the human race. And I mean, FAST! Joseph said. A gene driveif lets just say theres a mistake, you could feasibly wipe out the human race in a very very short period of time. Its an unbelievable tool at the disposal of madmen.

Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), suggest that the U.S.s uber-secretive military body, DARPA, has become the worlds largest funder of this gene drive research.

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DARPA Can Exterminate Humanity: You Could Feasibly WIPE OUT The Human Race "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

mechanicalmosquito

One of the most dangerous experiments that mankind has ever embarked upon is DARPAs desire for gene drive technology. Scientists now have the knowledge and the tools they need to create and deliver Doomsday genes which can selectively target and exterminate an entire species.

According to Sputnik News, and as previously reported by SHTFPlan,  the United States highly-secretive and advanced military research body DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) announced that it will invest tens of millions of dollars into genetic extinction research. While the official aim of this research is said to be fighting harmful insects, like mosquitos which carry Malaria, there are significantly darker implications and speculations surrounding the possible use of such a tool.

Joe Joseph of The Daily Sheeple said a quick Google search would give you enough information to let you know how horrific this kind of technology can be. and youll find it fascinating just at how unbelievable a weapon this could be, how unintentionally mistakes can be made that can cause irreversible damageirreparable damageto the human race. And I mean, FAST! Joseph said. A gene driveif lets just say theres a mistake, you could feasibly wipe out the human race in a very very short period of time. Its an unbelievable tool at the disposal of madmen.

Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), suggest that the U.S.s uber-secretive military body, DARPA, has become the worlds largest funder of this gene drive research.

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04:00

Htel Providence Paris Tour "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

If theres ever a tour thats going to give you a fresh dose of wanderlust, were afraid the Htel Providence Paris is going to be the one. The building was originally built in 1854 and the hotel opened two years ago, with 18 rooms between the six floors. Its located in the Eastern district of Paris in a neighborhood that is constantly changing and where there is always something to do. The hotel manager, Pauline Dramond, shares that their owner, Pierre Moussi, has always been interested in the growing areas of Paris! He came from the restaurant world, but upon seeing the building he fell in love with the space and decided to try his hand at a boutique hotel.

Amazingly, Pierre and the other owners Elodie Moussi and Sophie Richard opted to design everything themselves and not hire an interior designer or firm, and the results are enviable. The bar and restaurant are incredibly inviting, as are the rooms that feel both storied and historic despite being technically new, with all the modern amenities one may need. With features like a bar in every room, wall coverings that feel like theyve been there for a hundred years, and beautiful antique furniture from all over Europe, were sure youll also dream of sinking into one of those beds/bathtubs/club chairs! Rebekah

Photography by Benoit Linero 

Image above: One of our favorite rooms features the incredible House Of Hackney cotton velvet wall covering and matching lampshades.  

04:00

Yellowing Paper: What's Delaying a Crucial Ethereum Update? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The paper that's meant to provide the rules for computers running ethereum's software is out of date, and agreeing an update may not be so easy.

03:57

Taking Pictures of Strangers in Downtown LA "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Photographers Jessica Kobeissi, Rachel Gulotta, and Daniel Inskeep decided to approach strangers in downtown Los Angeles and offer free portraits. The 11-minute video above shows what happened.

The group held up Free Portraits signs to attract prospective subjects, but its difficult to get people to stop with signs halfway through, the group decided to ditch their signs and simply approach people directly.

For people who were interested in stopping and having their photos taken, some were turned off when they were presented with a model release to sign.

In the end, the three photographers managed to find a decent number of portrait subjects who were willing to offer some time and sign releases. Heres a selection of the photos that were made:

Jessica Kobeissi

Rachel Gulotta

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03:56

Monsters, Demons, Devils, and Donald Trump: The art of Dave Lebow "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

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Dont know much about art history. Dont know much about graphology. Dont know much about comic books. Dont know much about the way things look. But what I do know is what I like and what I currently like are these big, colorful,...

03:53

Daily Digest 12/14 - API Reports Huge Crude Draw, U.S. Gov't Criminal Enterprise "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Daily Digest 12/14 - API Reports Huge Crude Draw, U.S. Gov't Criminal Enterprise
  • Healthcare Insecurities Keep Workers Locked in Jobs
  • Evidence points to Bitcoin being an NSA-engineered psyop to roll out one-world digital currency
  • U.S. Government Criminal Enterprise Catherine Austin Fitts
  • HQ in 120 Years
  • Intermittent fasting found to increase cognitive functions in mice
  • Amazon + Whole Foods? Its Not Working
  • API Reports Huge Crude Draw
  • Exxon To Disclose The Real Risk Of Climate Change
  • Canadian scientists were followed, threatened and censored. They warn that Trump could do the same.

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03:50

eToro announces partnership with CoinDash "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Tel Aviv, Israel December 14, 2017 CoinDash, the platform for crypto portfolio management, today unveiled a partnership with eToro, the global social trading and investment network, to develop an array of blockchain-based social trading products.

The eToro team will assist CoinDash in the development and implementation of key features including:

  • Portfolio Tracking Tools enabling the platform to appeal to both veteran and novice crypto investor audiences.
  • Token model eToro will assist to co-develop the CoinDash platform token model in order to create one of the first real use cases for utility tokens in the Blockchain space.
  • Social Network Elements developing an active, highly engaging social network for crypto-investors, based on eToros strong trading and investment network.

As part of the partnership, eToros Founder and CEO Yoni Assia has joined CoinDashs advisory board. Assia is a serial entrepreneur with nearly two decades of experience in business and investment. He will advise CoinDash on a range of aspects of portfolio management product development as they expand their offerings and customer base. As a supporter of cryptocurrencies since the early days, he co-wrote the Colored Coins white paper with Vitalik Buterin in 2013.

Yoni Assia, CEO of eToro:

Until this point, investors in cryptocurrencies have mostly been members of a niche community. The learning curve is steep and the market moves quickly. With thousands of new coins in the market, it can be difficult for

mainstream investors to navigate this new space. The CoinDash team is enabling users to better analyze their investments in cryptocurrencies, and to learn from others.

Ive been honored to serve as a mentor to CoinDash and its team since its inception. As CoinDash continues to grow and evolve as a business, I look forward to guiding the team as they provide much-needed tools for cryptocurrency investors.

eToro is CoinDashs largest investor, incubating the platform in its offices in China and Israel. The intra-office setup enables both teams to extract value from proximity as they continue to co-develop the platform.

Alon Muroch, CEO of CoinDash:

The eToro team has had great success in developing and scaling social trading platforms, and pioneering innovative new ideas like Copy Trading. We look forward to tapping the knowledge they have made available to us to ensure we can have the same great impact for our community. Nothing makes more sense to CoinDash then partnerin...

03:45

Microchimerism: Can Women Retain DNA from Male Sexual Partners? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Most people can easily think of that one ex-lover they wish they could erase from their past, and would love to pretend it never happened. Unfortunately, recent articles and research hints that it may be possible for DNA from an ex-lover to continue to live on inside women. Lets explore this claim in more detail.  Do Women Retain DNA from Every Man... View Article

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03:41

Cranberry extract exhibits promising hepatoprotective potential against the chemical induced hepatotoxicity. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2017 Nov ;10(11):1054-1058. Epub 2017 Oct 27. PMID: 29203101 Abstract Title:  Efficient hepatoprotective activity of cranberry extract against CCl4-induced hepatotoxicity in Wistar albino rat model: Down-regulation of liver enzymes and strong antioxidant activity. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: To investigate the hepatoprotective efficacy of cranberry extract (CBE) against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced hepatic injury using in-vivo animal model.METHODS: The hepatoprotective efficacy of CBE (200 and 400 mg/kg) was investigated against CCl4 (4 mL/kg)-induced hepatotoxicity, elevated liver enzymes [ALT (alanine aminotransferase), AST (aspartate aminotransferase), and alkaline phosphatase (ALP)], and total protein (TP) contents in the serum. Moreover, CBE-aided antioxidant defense against hepatotoxic insult of CCl4 was measured by evaluating a number of anti-oxidative biomarkers including reduced glutathione (GSH), superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), and malondialdehyde (MDA) in the serum by using spectrophotometric analyses.RESULTS: Results showed that the exposure of experimental animals to CCl4 did induce significant hepatotoxicity compared to the non-induced (untreated) group. The oral administration of CBE demonstrated a significant dose-dependent alleviation in the liver enzymes (AST, ALT, and ALP), increased antioxidant defense (GSH, SOD, and CAT), and reduced MDA levels in the serum of treated animals compared to the animals without treatment. The resulting data showed that the administration of CBE decreased the serum levels of ALT, AST, and ALP compared to the CCl4-induced group.CONCLUSIONS: The resulting data evidenced that CBE exhibits promising hepatoprotective potential against the chemical induced hepatotoxicity, maintains homeostasis in liver enzymes, and can provide significant antioxidant defense against free radicals-induced oxidative stress.

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03:40

43 Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Anyone With Muscle Pain Should Read This "IndyWatch Feed Health"

This article was written by Julie Hambleton, fitness and nutrition expert and co-founder of The Taste Archives.  In America, between three and six million people, or one in every fifty, suffer from Fibromyalgia, a syndrome characterized by debilitating pain experienced all over the body with no obvious cause. Though often people do improve over time,... View Article

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03:39

An Artist Who Made Her Personal Life Central to Her Art "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Anna Maria Maiolino, Por um Fio (By a Thread), from the Fotopoemao (Photopoemaction) series (1976), archival inkjet print, installation view at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

LOS ANGELES Anna Maria Maiolino was displaced twice in her life: first from fascist Italy, where she was born in 1942, and then from the military dictatorship of Brazil, the country where she has resided most of her life. These seismic shifts had an impact on her largely autobiographical art, as she seemingly spent years waiting to finally settle in one place.

Maiolino is currently having her first major US retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles. In addition, she is featured in a massive survey at the Hammer Museum on radical art by Latin American women. Both exhibitions are part of the Gettys Pacific Standard Time Initiative, which this year gave $16.3 million toward the display of Latin American art in Los Angeles and beyond.

Anna Maria Maiolino, Glu Glu Glu (1967), acrylic ink and fabric on woo...

03:35

Best Gloves With Thinsulate For Cold Weather Outdoors "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Today I sure am glad that I have gloves with Thinsulate! We had a snowstorm yesterday and temperatures are in the single digits! Working the snowblower, shoveling, and raking the roof of our shelter logic all took several hours while out in the cold. Brrrrr I am a well seasoned northerner and am prepared for most all things cold up here. In fact its quite a production to switch over all our gear when the seasons change. We have outerwear geared towards Winter, Spring/Fall (the same), and Summer. And that includes our gloves. Gloves with Thinsulate!   Why is Thinsulate

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03:34

Varad Shambhawa from Indicoin Speaks to NewsBTC About the Platform "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Indicoin has been making a lot of noise in the recent days, thanks to its innovative blockchain solution. The NewsBTC team decided to catch up with the platforms creators to get some insight into the platform.

Speaking to us, Varad Shambhawa, Community Admin Indicoin had the following to say

 NewsBTC: Whats your story? How you came up with the idea of Indicoin?

Varad: India as a country is facing the challenges of a growing population with slow modernization. Millions of people are suffering severely because of a weak infrastructural system with just a little to be done on such a gigantic scale.

The lack of institutional management has influenced India as a country. All these issues made us think why not adopt this brand-new technology to give back something good to the community.

We discussed few major issues like hunger, poverty and few others because of which the basic growth of the country cannot be achieved, right? So, we came up with a unanimous conclusion to lay the foundation of an organisation which will revolutionise the way of social service. And we ended up with Indicoin!

NewsBTC: What do you think your project will revolutionise, the concept of social giving and helping?

Varad: Its obvious from the idea of the project that it is determined to create a community of user to address the social sector. Its always said that social workers make no money, but through Indicoin, you can support a good cause and get rewarded for the same. We are at first hand to incentivize even the simplest contribution done to the society. Incentivisation in any way will pump up the keenness to work for the social welfare. Currently, there is no such use case of blockchain implemented project which aims at incentivising the social tasks.

NewsBTC: Why couldnt Indians just use ETH?  What are you trying to solve, offer or build?

Varad: The social welfare and development system in India as well as all over the world possess some discrete irregularities such as the questionable distribution of funds within the social welfare sector. We plan to decentralize the entire payment gateway so that the allocated funds reach their intended targets. And you asked for why Indians couldnt just use ETH? And thats because most Indians dont even use Bitcoin and thats what we are trying to change by helping them to shift from the traditional debt based economy.

NewsBTC: What is the use of blockchain technology in your project?

Varad:...

03:30

Despite Regulation, Russians Plan to Build Europes Largest Mining Farms "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Despite Regulation, Russians Are Building Europe's Largest Mining Farms

Undeterred by upcoming federal restrictions on Bitcoin, regional authorities in Moscow have announced intentions to attract European mining companies and investors. Cheap electricity and developed infrastructure will provide the incentives and more than 150 mining farms in the metro area are taking advantage of them already. A Russian company plans to set up one of the largest mining facilities in Europe and is now offering a token to finance the project.

Also read: Hong Kong Company Set to Build Crypto Mining Farm and Museum on Russian Island

Russias Trump Card Cheap Energy

Electricity is cheaper here. European miners are ready to relocate to Russia, a city parliament member said, speaking to journalists last week. The regional infrastructure is well developed. Miners can either buy electric power from the public network, or install their own gas-turbine generators, added Igor Kohaniy, chairman of the Moscows Construction and Energy Commission.

Crypto businesses and the Bitcoin community supported the initiative. According to the Russian Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Association, the capital city has the highest potential to lure mining tourists, Bitsmedia reported. The conclusion came from a nationwide study that assessed electricity rates, power reserves, logistical accessibility and telecom infrastructure i...

03:30

Keiser Report: Three Bitcoin Pizza Masterpiece (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Max Keiser & Rick Ackerman: TopsyTurvy World (Video)

Keiser Report: Three Bitcoin Pizza Masterpiece Video RT In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the three bitcoin pizza masterpiece and poverty in America. In the second half, Max interviews Steve Marshall of Cuba Ventures...

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03:30

Mom Still Not Clear on What Foods Vegan Friend Can Eat "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

PLYMOUTH, Mass. Local parent Marsha Douglas still isnt sure exactly what foods family friend and vegan Carolyn Hansen will eat, sources confirmed earlier today.

Mrs. Douglas ignorance of vegan guidelines is especially frustrating for her children, who dont want their friend to feel uncomfortable when visiting.

[Carolyn] has been vegan for six years, said daughter Leslie Douglas, home on a college break. Mom always offers to whip up some Velveeta shells and cheese, but when I remind her that Carolyn doesnt eat dairy, Mom will just sort of stare off into the distance for a while.

Mrs. Douglas has struggled despite viewing a PowerPoint presentation and many YouTube videos about the lifestyle.

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Its one rabbit hole after another, said Mrs. Douglas, reviewing multiple charts printed out by her children. Eggs dont come from cows, so she could probably have an omelette if I substituted the cheese with I dont know, some sort of lettuce or something? This is all a bit much.

Vegan author Kenneth Johnson noted the lack of knowledge is very common.

Ive been an animal rights activist for 25 years, and Ive spent the vast majority of that time explaining veganism to my parents, said Johnson. Just last week, I missed an anti-factory farming protest because I was patiently telling my dad again why I wont eat fish sticks. I gave him a faux-fish stick recipe from my book; right now, its propping up a workbench in his garage.

Despite her best efforts, the Douglas children expressed concern their mother might embarrass them once again.

I told Carolyn that if she comes over, she better not wear her Minor Threat T-shirt, said Cassie Douglas, the eldest Douglas daughter. Lord knows I dont want to have to explain to Mom what straight edge means for the 50th time.

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03:30

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Pie "IndyWatch Feed Comics"



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03:28

I am patriotic and all but youve got to rethink the decoration "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

For some reason this launch of a new submarine in India this week had people thinking about something else.

We think we can see where theyre coming from.

Source

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03:25

Punny Artist Creates Unexpected Combinations That Weirdly Make a Lot of Sense "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

A post shared by Creative (@randylewiscreative) on Nov 15, 2017 at 11:46pm PST

Californian graphic designer Randy Lewis uses Photoshop to combine photos of unexpected objects, creating surreal digital art that tricks the mind and eye. With a playful imagination and a pun-tastic sense of humor, his colorful creations in his This or That series are often literal depictions of words. For example, a butterfly with wings made of butter, and a jelly fish, where two goldfish seemingly swimming inside molded gelatin. Other images illustrate visual associations, such as a carton of McDonalds fries that are actually yellow crayons, and a sheep with a cauliflower body.

In one case, Lewis managed to make one of his surreal digital creation into a physical reality. An image titled Water melon or Watermelon? shows two fish swimming inside a water-filled melon. It was made by combining a watermelon rind with two sheets of transparent glass, clamped at either side. But dont worry, the artist claims no fishys were harmed.

If you love Lewis work, you can wear the images on t-shirts thanks to his recently launched This or That clothing line. You can also follow the artist on Instagram for a daily dose of mind-boggling imagery.

Graphic designer Randy Lewis uses Photoshop to pair unexpected objects.

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03:19

Never forget the greatest Christmas Twitter smackdown of all time "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Just perfect.

Source

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03:19

Claim: Climate change made Harvey rainfall 15 percent more intense "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

From RICE UNIVERSITY World Weather Attribution study: Climate change made Harvey 3 times more likely A team of scientists from World Weather Attribution, including researchers from Rice University and other institutions in the United States and Europe, have found that human-caused climate change made the record rainfall that fell over Houston during Hurricane Harvey roughly three

03:14

Japan's GMO Internet Group Will Pay Thousands of Workers in Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Japanese Firm GMO Will Pay Thousands of Workers in Bitcoin

Blockchain development companies and the cryptocurrency press have been paying their workers in cryptocurrencies for years, but one realizes that the times are truly changing when mainstream companies start paying their workers in bitcoin.

GMO Internet Group, a Japanese provider of a full spectrum of internet services for both the consumer and enterprise markets, is introducing a system for employees to receive part of their salary in bitcoin.

Headquartered in Tokyo, GMO Internet Group comprises more than 60 companies in 10 countries. In view of the groups size and financial muscle, this initiative is likely to boost the mainstream adoption of the practice of paying salaries in cryptocurrencies.

The move is partly motivated by the desire to promote the adoption of Bitcoin, which is a strategic priority for GMO. In fact, the group is vigorously active in bitcoin trading and mining services, as well as mining hardware development. Therefore, anything that is good for Bitcoin is also good for GMO.

In May 2017, GMO launched a cryptocurrency exchange, initially dubbed Z.com Coin and later rebranded as GMO Coin, which features cryptocurrency FX and trading on both computers and smartphones. The exchange offers two types of services: cryptocurrency FX, which is an over-the-counter (OTC) bitcoin margin trading and cryptocurrency trading, which enables buying and selling of virtual currency in JPY in addition to basic features allowing customers to send and receive bitcoins.

In September 2017, GMO ...

03:14

Show me the man and I will show you the crime Witch Hunts, Trotskyism, and Stalinist Tactics "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Access any media outlet for recent updates. Case in Point USA Today: Trump is not fit to clean the toilets at Obamas presidential library If you said a man would do anything for donations, no one would assume you were saying he was a literal whore. The fact that thats where some peoples minds []

03:09

The character sketches from the Friends pilot that spawned a million jokes "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Whichever way you look at it, these few paragraphs outlining the characters in the pilot for a show called Friends have a lot to answer for.

Didnt they forget something? Oh yes.

Source

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03:07

Dietary feeding of freeze-dried whole cranberry inhibits intestinal tumor development. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Oncotarget. 2017 Nov 17 ;8(58):97787-97800. Epub 2017 Oct 26. PMID: 29228651 Abstract Title:  Dietary feeding of freeze-dried whole cranberry inhibits intestinal tumor development in Apcmin/+ mice. Abstract:  It is increasingly perceived that dietary components have been linked with the prevention of intestinal cancer. Cranberry is a rich source of phenolic constituents and non-digestible fermentable dietary fiber, which shows anti-proliferation effect in colorectal cancer cells. Herein, we investigated the efficacy of long-term cranberry diet on intestinal adenoma formation in Apcmin/+ mice. Apcmin/+ mice were fed a basal diet or a diet containing 20% (w/w) freeze-dried whole cranberry powder for 12 weeks, and the number and size of tumors were recorded after sacrifice. Our results showed that cranberry strongly prevented the growth of intestinal tumors by 33.1%. Decreased cell proliferation and increased apoptosis were observed in tumors of cranberry-fed mice. Cranberry diet reduced the expression profile of colonic inflammatory cytokines (IFN-, IL-1 and TNF-) accompanied with increased levels of anti-inflammatory cytokines (IL-4 and IL-10). Moreover, the number of colonic goblet cells and MUC2 production were increased, and the intestinal barrier function was also improved. In addition, cranberry diet increased caecal short chain fatty acids concentrations, and down-regulated epidermal growth factor receptor signaling pathway. These data firstly show the efficacy and associated mechanisms of cranberry diet on intestinal tumor growth in Apcmin/+ mice, suggesting its chemopreventive potential against intestinal cancer.

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03:05

Gibraltar to Launch License Scheme for Blockchain Startups "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Gibraltar will publish guidance explaining how to apply its new blockchain legislation to startups on Friday.

03:04

9 Amazing Garden Hacks To Transform Your Yard "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Source: 9 Amazing Garden Hacks To Transform Your Yard For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

There is nothing better than plant to mouth in one second flat from your own backyard, but sometimes we dont have a spare moment. Every year theres so much to do it makes my head spin (in a good way).  So any chance to save some time or effort is a real lifesaver. Here are []

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03:01

Memistore is an SD Card Holder That Mounts to Your Camera "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Memistore is a new camera accessory that claims to be the worlds first SD card holder that attaches directly to your camera.

Memistore will work with any DSLR or mirrorless camera; it can be attached via a hot shoe or 1/4 inch screw. Since it has a male adapter on one side and a female on the other, it can be mounted in-between your camera and tripod.

Memistore can be twisted independently of the tripod and/or camera, allowing you to stow away the holder when its not needed.

The holder is capable of storing two SD cards, and it is also splash-proof to protect the important data held within. The cover only requires one hand to remove, allowing for easy access.

Heres a 1-minute video introducing Memistore:

Memistore is available for a $15 contribution on Kickstarter (assuming the project funds and delivers), and aims to begin shipping in June 2018. The retail price will be $30 if the project reaches that point.

03:00

Animals Cope with Apocalypse in a Hand-Drawn Animated Film "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Still from Birdboy

Directors often workshop their films in several, constantly evolving formats. Years before becoming the youngest Best Director winner at the 2017 Academy Awards, Damien Chazelle was a young filmmaker with a screenplay about an abusive music teacher. To obtain funding to realize it, he created the short film Whiplash as proof-of-concept. When the short premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim, its success paved the way for the feature-length Whiplash, which earned Oscars including an award for returning actor J.K. Simmons. As the scope of his undertakings expanded, Chazelle gradually honed his project to its purest, most effective form.

Cinema can act a means of refining work stemming from another visual medium. A case in point is the director, illustrator, and cartoonist Alberto Vzquezs Birdboy: The Forgotten Children, screening at Quad Cinema starting December 15. His graphic novel Psiconautas yielded the short film Birdboy, which in turn was adapted into the aforementioned feature. Just like Chazelles various versions of Whiplash, the scope of the project expanded with each iteration. With each, Vzquez improves his concept by plucking visual elements from his comic and dropping them into a visual realm steeped in cinematic tradition.

The realm of Birdboy is a post-cataclysmic world where anthropomorphic animals struggle to continue daily life. As a young mouse named Dinki and her friends try to flee their island home, the narrative wanders toward the story of Dinkis former lover Birdboy, who is hunted by the police as an alleged drug dealer. Several other stories fe...

03:00

Mathematician protests retraction, alleging manhunt "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A math journal has retracted a 2015 paper after three outside experts informed the editors that the paper contains errors which invalidate its main results. According to the retraction notice, published in the July 2017 issue of Manuscripta Mathematica, the author Ilya Karzhemanov has not admitted to the alleged errors and disagrees with the retraction. []

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02:45

Corporal (& Capital) Punishment "IndyWatch Feed Satire"


The Scarfolk Education Board was very keen on administering corporal punishment from the moment an infant entered the school system. Punishment was meted out for a wide range of misdemeanours including: 'being less than 5ft tall', 'not being able to clearly elucidate the works of Ludwig Wittgenstein via the medium of mime' and 'poor attendance due to injuries sustained as a result of corporal punishment'.

The reason for the early introduction of corporal discipline was to familiarise children with the idea of capital, or 'grown up', punishment and the fact that it was very expensive. Convicts were expected to meet the exorbitant costs personally, so children likely to commit capital offences were advised to start saving their pocket money from a young age. 'Execution gift tokens' were given at birthdays and Christmas by well-meaning grandparents, as well as given as prizes by schools for spying and reporting on classmates.

02:44

A test pilot was so overwhelmed by the festive spirit he did this "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Youre in the air with time to kill and its nearly Christmas. What else you going to do?

And heres how he did it!

Not everyone saw the funny side, though.

Bah, humbug!

Some people REALLY liked it.

02:37

How to Hijack Amazons Prime Now for Good "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

 

There are services that are now capable of delivering products in a matter of hours instead of days. YouTuber Rob Bliss decided to try to use the service to deliver helpful products to those in need.

When he asked people what they needed, Rob said the most requested items were: socks, backpacks, sleeping bags, underwear, water, and hygiene kits. But what if you dont have time to go get those things? People want to help but may be in a rush themselves somewhere.

His hope is that Amazon and/or other instant delivery services out there will realize the potential of enabling this kind of giving by their customers.

 

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02:36

Cultivate Your Art Practice in Los Angeles at the USC Roski School of Art and Design "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Julia Orquera Bianco, from top to bottom (2016), two-channel video projections, rocks, twine, and graphite text on wall, dimensions vary (courtesy the artist)

The USC Roski School of Art and Design MFA program in Studio Art is located in the center of Los Angeles one of the most important art capitals in the world surrounded by renowned artists, critics, and curators, many of whom are USC faculty or participate in Roskis Visiting Artist and Scholar Seminars.

Led by Vice Dean of Art Nao Bustamante, MFA students work closely with Roskis roster of internationally acclaimed faculty, including Edgar Arceneaux, Patty Chang, Shannon Ebner, Sherin Guirguis, Mary Kelly, Suzanne Lacy, Keith Mayerson, Kori Newkirk, and Jennifer West.

The Roski MFA program maximizes students studio experience with a focus on critical dialogue as provided by regular studio visits with faculty artists and scholars, as well as guest artists, scholars, and curators. Group critiques with student peers also play a crucial role.

MFA candidates also take Critical Studies courses. The MA program, led by Amelia Jones, includes courses with Roskis renowned Critical Studies faculty, examining intellectual and artistic histories, theories applied to the arts, and global art practices.

Program electives offer a platform for interdisciplinary experimentation; providing expansive possibilities for complementary fields of study at one of the worlds leading research universities. The program culminates with an MFA graduate thesis and thesis project for exhibition.

Prominent Roski alumni include Alex Israel, Elad Lassry, Paul McCarthy, Ken Price, Amanda Ross-Ho, and Robert Therrien.

MFA application deadline: January 15, 2018.

For details, visit roski.usc.edu/academic/mfa or contact Penelope@usc.edu.

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02:29

Disney buying Fox and 5 other things predicted with uncanny accuracy by the Simpsons "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Walt Disney has bought Rupert Murdochs Fox for $52.4bn. More important than this, however, is which TV show predicted just that back in 1998.

Of course it was.

Heres 5 other things predicted with uncanny accuracy by The Simpsons.

1.

The FIFA scandal (2014)

2

Greeces economic collapse (2012)

3.

Lady Gagas performance at the Superbowl (2012)

4.

That Siegfried and Roy tiger attack (1993)

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02:23

William R Forstchen - One Second After "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This is what I'm reading right now...William R Forstchen - One Second After...

It's a good book... I'm about half way threw and so far very realistic ...

In a Norman Rockwell town in North Carolina, where residents rarely lock homes, retired army colonel John Matherson teaches college, raises two daughters, and grieves the loss of his wife to cancer. When phones die and cars inexplicably stall, Grandmas pre-computerized Edsel takes readers to a stunning scene on the car-littered...
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William R Forstchen - One Second After

02:22

Fence and Border Interventions by Icy and Sot "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Responding to issues of border control and the refugee crisis, Iranian artist duo Icy and Sot (previously) created a variety of fence and border interventions. The Brooklyn-based brothers most recently installed a piece outside The Lot Radio in New York, and exhibited several new artworks with Thinkspace Art Gallery for a show tited Human (Nature). You can see more current work here.

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02:20

New Video Message From Paul Connett, PhD "IndyWatch Feed Health"

As of 9 am EDT today (Dec 14) we had raised $44,525 from 187 very generous donorsThis is an exciting achievement in 13 days but we are still a long way behind where we were last year at this time ($70,150 from 235 donors). The good news is that all donations are being doubled until we reach $45,685 AND if we can reach $50,000 by midnight EDT tomorrow (Friday, Nov 15) we will receive another $2,000 pledge.

You can follow our progress on our homepage www.FluorideALERT.org (masthead #1) for the totals.

Click on the picture below to hear a new short message from Paul Connett regarding our 2017 fundraiser: 


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How to Donate:

You can make a donation at our secure online server, or by check, payable to Fluoride Action Network, and mail to:

FAN
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02:15

Panasonic GH5s will be announced on January 8 and record C4K videos! "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Its now 99,99% certain Panasonic will announce the new GH5s on January 8. The camera specs are: The camera records C4K (60p, 150Mbps, 4:2:2 10 bit Long GOP) The camera records slow motion at 240fps (FHD). 12 Megapixel sensor (10

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02:11

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Definitely not, if youre following the governments recommendations.

GrassrootsHealth, an organization dedicated to disseminating information about vitamin D research, has now confirmed a previous finding that the National Academy of Medicine (IOM),  the governments advisor on health and medical issues, is off by a magnitude of ten in its recommended daily intake of vitamin D.

From GrassrootsHealth:

The recommended intake of vitamin D specified by the IOM is 600 IU/day through age 70 years, and 800 IU/day for older ages. Calculations by GrassrootsHealth scientists and other researchers have shown that these doses are only about one-tenth those needed to cut incidence of diseases related to vitamin D deficiency. The authors propose a new RDA with a value of approximately 7,000 IU/day from all sources.

Comment: Changes in American lifestyles mean that many people get less exposure to the sun, the principal way we get vitamin D, combined with inadequate dietary levels of the vitamin. The New York Times reports that a number of prominent doctors have advised vitamin D supplementation for a wide variety of illnesses, including heart disease, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. Their research shows that more and more people know their vitamin D levels because these are being tested as part of routine physical exams. Keeping D levels in the upper part of the accepted blood range also appears to be highly protective against viral infection and cancer.

Lets also keep in mind that this is just part of a larger problem. We must ensure that we dont go the way of the European Union in setting strict limits for what the maximum dose in a vitamin can be.

02:10

Up 50%: Ripple's XRP Sets Price Record Amid Overstretched Rally "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ripple's XRP cryptocurrency is scaling new heights today, but the rally looks overbought, according to price chart analysis.

02:06

After Segwit2x Failed Jeff Garzik Reveals United Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

After Segwit2x Failed Jeff Garzik Reveals United Bitcoin

A new bitcoin fork called United Bitcoin has been announced by a few prominent cryptocurrency luminaries that aims to improve the mechanics of the original bitcoin software. United Bitcoin was forked on December 12, 2017 at block height 498777 and the creators claim it will feature an 8MB block size, Lightning Network support, Segregated Witness, and the ability to process smart contracts.

Also read: Howard Stern and Saturday Night Live Reference Bitcoin as Popularity Grows

United Bitcoin: A Fork of a Different Color Plans to Find a Purpose for Lost and Inactive Wallets

After Segwit2x Failed Jeff Garzik Reveals United BitcoinThe forking fever has been contagious these days as there seems to be a new bitcoin-based fork announced every two weeks. Now the well-known bitcoin developer and Bloq founder Jeff Garzik...

02:05

Experience Advanced A.I. Cryptocurrency Trading "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Artificial intelligence is gradually taking over various aspects of human life, and no matter how well-intentioned the creators of these highly intelligent machines have been, they continue to elicit mixed feelings from different people. While some are of the opinion that artificial intelligence shouldnt exist in the first place, others have received it with open hands because of the numerous advantages they offer man.

Artificial intelligence should not be viewed only from the robotic aspect that some see it to be but should be considered with a broader mind with emphasis on how much it has eased humanitys ways of doing things.

While some narrow artificial intelligence is designed to carry out small tasks like car driving, facial recognition, speech recognition or internet search, the artificial general intelligence (AGI) can perform broader and multiple cognitive functions.

Artificial intelligence has its proper use

According to Forbes, some great examples of areas where artificial intelligence are being used include voice-powered personal assistants (such as Alexa and Siri), self-driving cars that are powered autonomously, suggestive searches, behavioral algorithms, and the rest.

Broadly speaking, artificial intelligence is applied in various areas of life as hospitals, hotels, industrial sector, the military, air transportation, search engines, fiat trading, and more are still being developed in other spheres as the technology evolves further.

There are fears to be conquered

One apparent reason why artificial intelligence has not been fully embraced by all and sundry is that of the fear that it might cause massive job loss as artificial humans take over the jobs manually performed by man. Indeed, the employment of artificial human intelligence has seen some firms embark on staff strength reduction to pave the way for one or two robots to do the job of several men. But should that totally discourage the use of AI? Not at all! There are areas where they are critically needed and where they do not pose the threat of massive job loss.

Why artificial intelligence is needed in cryptocurrency market

As the popularity of Bitcoin and altcoins keeps soaring to the sky and more people are trooping in to get a bit...

02:00

10 Stocking Stuffers To Knock Their Socks Off "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Even as an adult, digging deep into my stocking is the highlight of opening holiday gifts for me. As a child, the goodies inside my stocking were small-ish treats that I could hide in secret, special places, like under my pillow or in an old jewelry box under my bed. My Avon lady Grandma Marge, who I have spoken of often here on D*S, always sent hostess soaps for my mom to put into my stocking. I rarely used them in the tub, but they always got tucked in my drawer to make my clothes smell like her office, where she packed white paper bags for her customers.

I hope you enjoy these stocking stuffer picks, half of which Ive purchased for my daughters stocking this year. As for the books, I always find a unique way to somehow attach them to Violas stocking, usually with the help of one of those net produce bags and some mini bungee cords. I think she shares my affection for the specialness of stocking stuffers, so I try to keep some good books in, around or hanging from her stocking. Caitlin

Stocking Stuffer Roundup (shown above, clockwise)

Le Baigneur Amuse Douce Mini Soaps $5 each at Flotsam + Fork

Women In Science Book $10 on Amazon Prime

Wisdom Keychains $16 at Leif

Kikkerland Cactus Light $10 on Amazon

Bad Girls Throughout History Book $20 at Urban Outfitters

Mermaid Enamel Keychain $15 at Rifle Paper Co.

Movie Buff Game Pack $12 at Anthropologie

3 Pack of Pocket Notebooks $14 at Amelia Presents

Big Fish Little Fish Nail Clippers $8 on Amazon Prime

Beach Paper Cube $15 at Leif

 

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02:00

See Ridley Scotts 1973 Bread CommercialVoted Englands Favorite Advertisement of All Time "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

I have often thought that eating some really serious brown bread is a bit like pushing a bike up a very steep hill, a hill called health. So what a surprise to find that in 2006 a poll of 1,000 Britons voted this 1973 ad for Hovis bread as the Favorite British Commercial of All Time. And none other than Ridley Scott directed it. Indeed, this story of a young lad delivering bread by bicycle up a steep cobblestone mining-town street is laced through with nostalgia and a sentimental use of Dvoraks New World Symphony. (So beloved is it that Brits often request the classical work on radio as the Hovis music.)

Before Ridley Scott became a blockbuster film director, he cut his teeth by directing episodic television in the UK, and then forming an advertising production company with his brother Tony called RSA Films (Ridley Scott Associates). According to Scott, he was involved in the production of roughly 2,700 commercials over the companys 10 years.




This iconic ad was one of several he directed that year for Hovis, but this is the one that stuck. It might be the simplicity of the ad, the Sisyphean struggle of its young protagonist (who at least gets to easily ride home), or any number of factors, but it would be a stretch to really see the auteur in this film. If anything, its reminiscent of his kitchen sink meets French New Wave short film from 1965, "Boy and Bicycle," which is interesting more as an oddity and a starring vehicle for his brother than a great film.

The Independent tracked down the boy in the Hovis ad, Carl Barlow, who was 13 at the time, but is now 57 and a retired firefighter.

"It was pure fate that I got the part as the Hovis boy. I was down to the last three, and it turned out that one of the two boys couldn't ride a bike, and the other wouldn't cut his hair into the pudding bowl style - it was the Seventies after all. As the only boy who could ride a bike and would cut his hair, I got the part."

This year, as pa...

02:00

Tis The SeasonFor FALSE FLAGS! The Elites Need To Control Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

falseflag

You may think its the fall season, but its actually false flag season in the United States. And humans have proven themselves very easy to manipulate with these staged events.

Mike Adams of Natural News put out a new video, in which he declares it to be false flag season. And he says the big one could be right around the corner. What kinds of agendas do the powers that be want to achieve? Adams asks. Now, under the Obama Administration, there were always mass shooting false flags.

With all of the known false flags (like Fast and Furious, Barack Obama and Eric Holders gun-running scheme) you have to wonder whats coming next.  Adams suggests looking at what the globalists and elitists want or need to happen in the United States in order to push an agenda. Adams says that Bitcoin has become a thorn in the governments side, and they will need a major terror attack funded by the cryptocurrency, so look for that in the near future.  Once the false flag terror attack funded by Bitcoin happens, the government can blame the cryptocurrency and funnel it all into a regulated system that they can tax and regulate making it no longer anonymous or decentralized.

Adams also has a theory on North Korea. Suppose the government wanted to attack North Korea, he says. Couldnt they just fake like North Korea launched a missile that destroyedlets say detonated 5 miles west of the major port in Long Beach; the Long Beach Port in California. Couldnt the government just set off its own bomb out there and say Kim Jong-Un did it; and then use that as a justification to attack North Korea?

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Tis The SeasonFor FALSE FLAGS! The Elites Need To Control Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

falseflag

You may think its the fall season, but its actually false flag season in the United States. And humans have proven themselves very easy to manipulate with these staged events.

Mike Adams of Natural News put out a new video, in which he declares it to be false flag season. And he says the big one could be right around the corner. What kinds of agendas do the powers that be want to achieve? Adams asks. Now, under the Obama Administration, there were always mass shooting false flags.

With all of the known false flags (like Fast and Furious, Barack Obama and Eric Holders gun-running scheme) you have to wonder whats coming next.  Adams suggests looking at what the globalists and elitists want or need to happen in the United States in order to push an agenda. Adams says that Bitcoin has become a thorn in the governments side, and they will need a major terror attack funded by the cryptocurrency, so look for that in the near future.  Once the false flag terror attack funded by Bitcoin happens, the government can blame the cryptocurrency and funnel it all into a regulated system that they can tax and regulate making it no longer anonymous or decentralized.

Adams also has a theory on North Korea. Suppose the government wanted to attack North Korea, he says. Couldnt they just fake like North Korea launched a missile that destroyedlets say detonated 5 miles west of the major port in Long Beach; the Long Beach Port in California. Couldnt the government just set off its own bomb out there and say Kim Jong-Un did it; and then use that as a justification to attack North Korea?

Just keep your eyes open....

02:00

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips: How To Prevent Purse Snatching "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

If you're ready to battle your way through stores during the Christmas rush, then these holiday shopping safety tips will help you prevent purse snatching and other forms of theft. Read on and follow these tips carefully to deter any thieves from stealing your valuables!

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips to Keep Valuables Safe

Nowadays, we cannot be too complacent and relaxed when we're out shopping. Pickpockets and purse snatchers are always on the lookout for their next target, so we can never let our guard down. They move fast without making you realize your purse or bag is already gone. However, these holiday shopping safety tips should arm you with the know-how to discourage thieves from accomplishing their wicked plans.

 

1. If possible, leave your purse at home

If Possible, Leave Your Purse At Home | Holiday Shopping Safety Tips: How To Prevent Purse Snatching
Bring only items that you really need, such as ID and a bit of cash in your wallet. Place them safely in your pocket. You can also use a purse or a bag if you want to bring additional items like keys, phone or makeup, but do keep them hidden in plain sight.

2. Don't carry any more cash or credit cards than needed

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02:00

Flattest, windiest part of the UK sensibly opts for nuclear power station "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Angelesey is said to be blown away by plans for a nuclear power station on its coast, despite being described as the windiest thing since Boris Johnson.

Planned to provide base load for the rare occasions when Angelseys many wind turbines have no wind, the project should be ready in 10 to 20 years.  Then it will make a significant contribution to reducing carbon emissions in a world where the climate will already have been warmed, the weather windier and the sea levels will be higher.  Good timing.  Itll probably be 20 years before this bloody wind drops,  said one local.

Critics who said that Angelesey was also ideal for tidal power schemes, which are quicker to build, were dismissed as dreamers by planners; who pointed out that it would interfere with the yachting economy of the island, an industry worth many hundreds of UK pounds per year:  And what when sea level rises, eh?  Bet they didnt think of that!

MzWibble

01:56

Watch Dr. Tenpenny Expose Vaccine Truths On Live Broadcast "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Watch as our own Dr. Sherri Tenpenny talks to the world about the growing vaccine safety movement.

The post Watch Dr. Tenpenny Expose Vaccine Truths On Live Broadcast appeared first on Vaxxter.

01:56

Roy Moores victory party falling apart is the most satisfying thing youll see this week "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

As put together by the good people of @nowthisnews, this is just spectacular.

Almost feel sorry for them, cant you? No, no you cant.

And here it is again, with a slightly different take.

01:48

Ethereum Analysis December 15, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

ETH/USD

Ethereum fell later in the day on Thursday, reaching down towards the $670 level. I think that the market looks likely to try and find support near the $650 level, and if it cannot find it there, we will see support at the $600 level. Be patient, and add to a position very slowly.

 

ETH/BTC

The 0.04 level has offered support in the ETH/BTC pair, but I think we may have a little bit more softness ahead of us. I think you can start to look at the BTC/USD pair for guidance, but quite frankly crypto currencies in general are softening a bit over the last couple of days, so you may want to avoid this pair as it tends to be a bit exaggerated with its moves at times.

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01:45

Macro Photos Capture the Mystical Beauty of Cat Eyes "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

A Norwegian photographerwho goes by the handle Tina's Perspective on Lifecaptures the intense beauty of cat eyes. Using a Canon macro lens and her own pet cats (Zelda, Zonic, and Zorro) as models, the resulting close-ups offer an uncommon view of our feline friends. In some instances, it feels like youre looking at a portal to a different dimension. In others, theres an alien allure to the eyes. Either way, one thing is clear: macro photography is amazing.

Each of the photographer's images captures the marble-like cat eyes in incredible detail. From a side profile perspective they look like highly reflective glass orbs; from the front, the photographs detail the variety of piercing colors found in the planet-like irises. Bright, glacial blues, fiery ambers and glistening greens surround complex swirling lines, glittering specs, and the cats distinctive elongated pupils. Even though we are only seeing an extreme close up of the cats eyes, its easy to imagine the animals personality. Afterall, as Shakespeare once said, The eyes are the window to the soul.

You can find more mesmerizing macro photos of cat eyes and more on Tinas Instagram, where she posts a variety a nature-inspired macro photography.

This photographer uses a macro lens to capture cat eyes in incredible detail.

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01:41

DASH and Litecoin Analysis December 15, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

DASH/USD

DASH continues to be very volatile, as we have recently broken above the vital $800 level. As we pull back, I believe we are trying to form a bit of an uptrend in channel, eventually building up enough momentum to break above the vital $1000 level. Look for $800 to offer support.

 

LTC/USD

Litecoin has pulled back rather significantly, and quite frankly it has been overdone. However, on the hourly chart it looks as if we are starting to cross over in the oversold area, so we may see a bit of buying relatively soon. I believe that the $250 level is very interesting for a value proposition.

Thanks for watching, Ill see you tomorrow.

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01:37

Faster, Santa! Kill! Kill!: Christmas-themed horror movie posters to get you through the holidays "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


A poster for one of the greatest horror-themed Christmas movies of all time, Christmas Evil 1980
 
The fantastic phenomenon of Christmas-themed horror is something that helps me get through the holidays. The idea of a knife-wielding maniac who shows up unexpectedly after-hours at your house pairs perfectly with the happy fantasy...

01:34

Bitcoin Analysis December 15, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

BTC/USD

Bitcoin is relatively flat yet again during the trading session on Thursday, as we are using $16,000 as support. I think that eventually we will get a little bit of a pullback, but that should be a buy on the dip type of opportunity. Adding slowly is probably the best advice I can give, as we are clearly starting to lose momentum after the futures market opened.

 

BTC/JPY

Bitcoin is also flat against the Japanese yen, failing to break above the 2 million level. A break above there should send buyers back into this market, but right now it looks as if volume is shrinking. Thats interesting, considering that the excitement around the idea of a futures market seems to have been mis-founded. Patience will be needed.

Thanks for watching, Ill see you tomorrow.

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01:32

Israeli PM: Bitcoin Could Replace Banks "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

In a YouTube video from Dec. 12, PM Netanyahu stated that banks are destined to disappear -- cryptocurrency could take their place.

01:32

N. Korea warns of Trump taking dangerous step to nuclear war by seeking naval blockade "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

N. Korea warns of Trump taking dangerous step to nuclear war by seeking naval blockade

US President Donald Trump is taking an extremely dangerous and big step towards nuclear war by seeking a naval blockade, North Korea has stated, according to the official KCNA news agency. Pyonyang also said it will take merciless self-defensive measures against any blockade, as it would consider such a move an act of war. The North Korean government also believes any blockade would be a wanton violation of its sovereignty and dignity, KCNA reported, citing a foreign ministry spokesman.  US

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson previously mentioned the right to interdict maritime traffic transporting goods to and from the North, following Pyongyangs latest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test on November 29. Pyongyang also lashed out at the possible US move in a commentary on Sunday in the communist party newspaper Rodong Sinmun. Earlier on Thursday, Russias President Vladimir Putin warned that North Korea now finds itself in a position where it doesnt see any other way for self-protection rather than developing weapons of mass destruction and missile technologies. READ MORE

01:28

What The Hell Is Going On?: Trey Gowdy Absolutely Destroys Farcical Mueller Probe In Epic Monologue "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

trey-gowdy

If there is any remaining doubt in your mind that Special Counsel Muellers probe is anything but a farcical, politically-motivated witch hunt, then youll be summarily relieved of those doubts after watching the following exchange from earlier this morning between Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Presented with no further comment for your viewing pleasure

What The Hell Is Going On?: Trey Gowdy Absolutely Destroys Farcical Mueller Probe In Epic Monologue "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

trey-gowdy

If there is any remaining doubt in your mind that Special Counsel Muellers probe is anything but a farcical, politically-motivated witch hunt, then youll be summarily relieved of those doubts after watching the following exchange from earlier this morning between Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Presented with no further comment for your viewing pleasure

01:27

China about to knock out petrodollar by trading oil in yuan "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

China about to knock out petrodollar by trading oil in yuan

As one of the worlds top energy importers, China has successfully completed its fifth dry run in yuan-backed oil futures contract trading. The step has been already called Beijings challenge to the US dollar.  According to Bloomberg, which cited a statement from the exchange, 149 members of Shanghai International Energy Exchange traded 647,930 lots in the rehearsal with a total value of 268.2 billion yuan. The system met the listing requirements of crude futures after the exercise, it added.

This contract has the potential to greatly help Chinas push for yuan internationalization, said Yao Wei, chief China economist at Societe Generale in Paris. She added, however, its success will hinge critically on the degree of freedom allowed for the capital flows related to the contract.A former China division chief at the International Monetary Fund, Eswar Prasad said: It is not unreasonable to envision  a world in which the overwhelming share of commodity contracts, especially for oil, are no longer denominated just in dollars.  READ MORE

 

01:20

Greek Supreme Court Wants to Extradite Vinnik to the US, Final Decision Pending "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Greeces Supreme Court has opted for US extradition of Alexander Vinnik, going against previous recommendations.

01:17

Criticism after Danish school cancels Christmas to avoid preaching to non-Christian children "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Criticism after Danish school cancels Christmas to avoid preaching to non-Christian children

Criticism after Danish school cancels Christmas to avoid preaching to non-Christian children
Parents of local children, education officials and leading Danish politicians have criticized a primary school after it chose to cancel the traditional Christmas service, due to the presence of students of immigrant backgrounds.

"We took the decision because we have children who are not Protestant, Marianne Vederso Schmidt, the head of Gribskolen in Graested, a town of fewer than 5,000 people in eastern Denmark, wrote in an intranet posting earlier this month.

Schmidt noted that the decision may have been overdue, as the education law forbids preaching and it must be left to the individual families whether they want to privately attend a service.

Ten parents complained to the primary school, and the story was immediately picked up by national media, which speculated that the move was aimed at appeasing the sensitivities of Muslim students. Some accused Gribskolen of double standards, considering that last year it staged a 'Syria Week' in which Danish children immersed themselves in Middle Eastern culture, and were given lessons by...

01:13

People are comparing todays Daily Mail with what it said a year ago "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Todays Daily Mail turned on treacherous Tory MPs who dared to vote against the government so that Parliament could have a final say on the Brexit deal, whenever and whatever that turns out to be.

And yet heres a Daily Mail editorial from last year in which it said voters deserved better than MPs voting along party lines and were crying out for an informed and lively debate.

Censorship, eh?

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Our 18 favourite responses to that Daily Mail front page

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The post People are comparing todays Daily Mail with what it said a year ago appeared first on The Poke.

01:12

China Gathering Blood, DNA and Iris Scans for Massive Database of Millions "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

China Gathering Blood, DNA and Iris Scans for Massive Database of Millions

Chinese police have started gathering blood types, DNA samples, fingerprints and iris scans from millions of people in its Muslim-majority Xinjiang province to build a massive citizen database, according to report by activist group Human Rights Watch.  The report, published Wednesday, said officials are collecting the data from citizens between the ages of 12 and 65 years old using a variety of methods.

Authorities are gathering DNA and blood types through free medical checkups, and HRW said it is was unclear if patients were aware that their biometric data was being collected for the police during these physical exams. According to the report, citizens authorities have flagged as a potential threat to the regime, and their familiesnamed focus personnelare forced to hand over their DNA regardless  of age. So far, 18.8 million citizens have participated in the medical checkups, called Physicals for All by the government, according to an article by a state news agency Xinhua on November 1. READ MORE

01:11

Prepper Supplies, Gear, and Tools That I Use And Recommend "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Humless 1.3 kWh solar kitHumless 1.3 kWh solar kit

Occasionally I mention tools and prepper supplies that I use and/or recommend in my posts here and there, but this page includes an easy-to-access list of what I use and recommend. I hope its helpful!

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you choose to make a purchase. I am very grateful for your support of this site in this way. Thank you.

Hard To Store Food Items

Augason Farms Some foods like powdered milk, dry margarine, butter powder, buttermilk powder, cheese powder,...

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01:10

The 1921 dress that is probably magic "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

When I plan for big costuming events like talks and Costume College I always have ambitious ideas of new things Im going to make, and realistic back-up plans of things that are already in my costuming wardrobe that I can pull out in a pinch if I cant sew as fast as I had hoped to.

I had grand plans of a new 1920s dress for Costume College 2017, but things just kept going wrong in the months leading up to CoCo, and eventually I had to concede that it just wasnt going to happen.

My backup dress was the 1921 Daisies and the Devils Handiwork frock (go read that post!  Its a very good post!).  I was feeling pretty meh about it when I packed it, but it turned out to be pretty much my favourite thing that I wore the whole weekend!  Super comfortable, I felt gorgeous, and I got SO many complements, and tons of people (including lots I thought couldnt possibly be fooled!) thought it was true vintage.  (yes, I even liked it more than my gala gown, because I wasnt conflicted about the finish, or stressed about getting it done!).

I only got a couple of photos of me in the 1921 dress at CoCo, and while I look adorable in them (Im sorry, claiming anything less would be false modesty!), they arent great photos.

So when I got home I resolved to take photos in it as soon as the weather warmed up.  The weather has WARMED (were having an almost unprecedentedly warm and dry spring), but all attempts to schedule a shoot fell apart, until last weekend.  Mr D and I went for a walk in Otari-Wiltons bush, which has both untouched native forests, and beautiful native botanical gardens.  It was so pretty that after dinner I suggested we go back and take some photos.

30 minutes later (yay 1920s!  so fast for getting dressed!) we were at the gardens.  I wasnt particularly optimistic about what wed get.  We didnt have a lot of time before the light went, Id never done photos in the part of the garden we were in, so didnt know how to coach Mr D on the light without a lot of trial and error.  I just told him to do whatever he felt like, and if we didnt get anything, cest la vie.

No matter what, wed have a wonderful time: all the native birds were incredibly active, with tuis singing their hearts out and having little territorial flights, and kereru sitting on branches almost within arms reach, and blundering from tree to tree.  I felt like Id stepped into my own movie.  Enchanted December-is-basically-April in New Zealand.

I was sure Id look daft in every photograph: slack jawed with delight. I couldnt stop looking up at the tree...

01:06

LGBT Activists Force Maine Donut Shop to Stop Helping the Salvation Army at Christmas "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

LGBT Activists Force Maine Donut Shop to Stop Helping the Salvation Army at Christmas

A doughnut shop in Portland, Maine is drawing criticism from the LGBT community for working with the Salvation Army to provide Christmas gifts to five children.  The Holy Donut asked customers to help them with a gift drive for a local family. Those who donated presents and winter clothes would receive a free doughnut. People took issue with the campaign and claimed that the Salvation Army has a history of discriminating against the LGBT community.

They proselytize to the people in their programs, they reject LGBT people from their shelters, one commenter wrote according to the Press Herald. They have tried to scrub their image, but still discriminate.  People are going to boycott The Holy Donut because of YOUR choices. Do you see what were getting at? Youre supporting an establishment that doesnt support your customers, so your customers will stop supporting you, another commenter wrote. READ MORE

01:04

Floods and landslides hit Philippines, evacuations as Urduja becomes a tropical storm "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Tropical Depression "Urduja" strengthened into a tropical storm, internationally known as Kai-Tak, early Thursday, December 14, 2017, on its way toward Samar Province, the Philippines. The cyclone is already causing floods and landslides, prompting...... Read more

African Parks backs marine reserve brimming with wildlife in Mozambique "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A sliver of ocean on the Southern Africa coast is getting a new chance at success thanks to an agreement announced Dec. 6. The National Administration of Conservation Areas of Mozambique has enlisted the help of the conservation NGO African Parks, which manages more than a dozen protected areas in eight other countries on the continent, to run Bazaruto Archipelago National Park for the next 25 years. The organizations hope the move will jumpstart tourism in the park and help safeguard its resident wildlife, including hundreds of species of birds, reptiles, mammals and fish. Bazaruto has the tremendous opportunity to show how a national park can create a conservation-led economy, where the protection and management of wildlife and their habitats not only ecologically restores the park, but can create economic benefits for local communities, said Peter Fearnhead, the CEO of South Africa-based African Parks, in a statement. Reef manta rays (Manta alfredi), pictured here in the Maldives, are found along Mozambiques southern coast. Photo by Shiyam ElkCloner (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons. The government set aside the 1,430-square-kilometer (552-square-mile) reserve in 1971. In an email to African Parks supporters, Fearnhead described Bazaruto as a critical sanctuary for numerous species of marine megafauna including dolphins, sharks, whales, whale sharks, manta rays and turtles. Around 2,000 fish species call the park home, along with some of the last remaining dugongs (Dugong dugon) in the western Indian Ocean, according to African Parks. The dugong, or sea cow, is an IUCN-listed

01:01

If Music Gives You Goosebumps, Heres What It May Say About Your Brain "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Joe MartinoDo you ever listen to music and feel the hairs on your arm or neck standing up? Perhaps it makes you feel like crying? It may mean that you have a strong connection between specific parts of your brain.
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01:00

A Year After Our Virtual Reality Issue: Trends Weve Seen "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

In July of 2016, we published our Virtual Reality focused issue of Make: magazine. Let's revisit VR, and see how it's changed.

Read more on MAKE

The post A Year After Our Virtual Reality Issue: Trends Weve Seen appeared first on...

01:00

Update on neglect cases "IndyWatch Feed Health"

An update on two Canadian cases where reliance on alternative medicine resulted in the death of two children.

01:00

It's Time for Governments to Embrace Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Governments haven't typically been thought of as early blockchain adopters. That could soon change, writes IBM's Marie Wieck.

01:00

These are videos that I like: Best of Bandcamp Jazz 2017 (Part Three) "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

  Todays videos feature ensembles that were among my monthly selections for Best of Bandcamp Jazz.  2017 saw a minimum of 120 recommendations, so its understandable that some might have fallen off the radar over the course of the year.  Heres a chance to reverse that trend and remind everyone how much great music came []

01:00

Schulzs United States of Europe is an insane pipe dream that will never happen "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Schulzs United States of Europe is an insane pipe dream that will never happen

Danielle Ryan
Danielle Ryan is an Irish freelance journalist. Having lived and worked in the US, Germany and Russia, she is currently based in Budapest, Hungary. Her work has been featured by Salon, The Nation, Rethinking Russia, Russia Direct, teleSUR, The BRICS Post and others. Follow her on Twitter @DanielleRyanJ, check out her Facebook page, or visit her website: danielle-ryan.com
Schulzs United States of Europe is an insane pipe dream that will never happen
To many of its citizens, the European Union has already lost its appeal. The 28-member bloc is plagued by disunity and indecision. Since its inception, the EU has stumbled from one impasse to another, suffering from a severe case of bureaucratic bloat.

Now, imagine taking the current mess and trying to make a single, united country out of it. I havent taken a poll, but I imagine this kind of scheme would rightly strike most people as hair-brained and ridiculous; a totally unfeasible and unrealistic goal.

But not the leader of Germanys Social Democratic party. Martin Schulz...

00:58

Australia - Child Sex Abuse Ignored in Catholic Church "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

George Pell

Protection of innocent kids should be the number one priority for everybody, especially for the institution which preaches honesty, purity, and life without sins. The thing is that Catholic Church always selfishly chooses to protect its reputation instead of revealing the perpetrators.

According to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, Australia has been found to have ignored or dismissed or covered up allegations of appalling child abuse by seven of its priests in order to protect the churchs reputation. Complaints were dealt with in a way that sought to protect the Archdiocese from scandal and liability and prioritized the interests of the Church over those of the victims.

The commissions report found that the former archbishop Thomas Francis Little, who headed the archdiocese of Melbourne from 1974 to 1996, dismissed or ignored serious allegations of child sexual abuse against a number of priests and did not investigate or report them to police. Terms such as "special issues" were used to conceal complaints of child sexual abuse against priests. The commission also found that Little moved offending priests to other parishes where they continued to offend. Little died in 2008.

The Age reports that the redacted report released on December 5th made no findings on the conduct of Cardinal George Pell, who succeeded Little as Archbishop of Melbourne, but pointedly mentioned that its terms-of-reference prevented the release of information that could "prejudice current or future criminal or civil proceedings".

The Commissioners used the shocking case of Father Peter Searson to underscore the Archdiocese's systemic failure to discipline priests accused of predatory behavior. That case included the rape of multiple children. In 1982 Searson brought a handgun to Our Lady of Carmel parish school in Sunbury, Victoria, and threatened children with it. He also tortured animals in front of children, the commission heard.

The case of Father Searson is remarkable in terms of the volume of complaints against him and the number of church personnel to whom they were made, the report found. This was not a story of serious but isolated allegations being reported only to the archbishop or vicar general. Rather, Father Searson enjoyed a level of infamy within the parish and within other parts of the archdiocese. Searson never faced any charges for his crimes because he died in 2009.

After all the information this report presented, there is the impression that all this h...

00:57

PFOS-PFOA: Two Maloney Bills Signed into Law "IndyWatch Feed Health"

WASHINGTON  Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that two pieces of his legislation passed into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was signed by the President.

The Investing in Testing Act will require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study the long-term health effects of PFOS/PFOA contamination, and The Protecting Servicemembers from Debt Collectors Act would stop debt collectors from contacting servicemembers commanding officers in an attempt to collect payment.

The Investing in Testing Act requires the CDC to conduct a five-year, $7 million federal study into the long-term health effects of PFOS/PFOA exposure.

We know folks in Newburgh have higher levels of PFOS than the national average, but we dont really know what that means their health, said Rep. Maloney. My bill will get the CDC moving so we can get better science in this area and give residents some idea of what to be looking out for.

The study will focus on contamination of drinking water, ground water, and other relevant exposure pathways. The study will be overseen by the Secretary of Health and Human Services and be conducted in concert with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, National Institute of Environmental Health and the Department of Defense.

Rep. Maloney originally introduced the legislation in October of 2016, and reintroduced the bill in February in response to water contamination concerns in Newburgh. Although the provision was not initially included in the NDAA, Rep. Maloney and his colleagues wrote a letter to the committee responsible for determining what would be in the final bill and requested that the legislation include a provision to require CDC testing.

The Protecting Servicemembers from Debt Collectors Act requires the Department of Defense (DoD) to provide clear protections for servicemembers from predatory debt collection practices

*Original article online at http://hudsonvalleynewsnetwork.com/2017/12/13/two-maloney-bills-signed-law/

00:55

Weekly Planetary Astrology Forecast December 12-18, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Hillory Skott, Guest writer, In5D.com December 12-18 2017- New Moon in Sagittarius sets us up for expansion and deeper truths. Mental Mercury is traveling over important material, clarifying through review. During this new Moon stern Saturn, value conscious Venus, mental Mercury and the almighty Sun are in Sagittarius right along with this Moon. There []

The post Weekly Planetary Astrology Forecast December 12-18, 2017 appeared first on In5D Esoteric, Metaphysical, and Spiritual Database.

00:52

Scott helps Bennington celebrate new water line to address PFOA in wells "IndyWatch Feed Health"

BENNINGTON On Monday, Gov. Phil Scott helped celebrate the first new connection of a major water line extension project designed to address PFOA contamination of hundreds of local wells.

Today, we are here to celebrate the progress weve made to connect residents to this municipal line, the governor said, shortly before turning a valve that allowed clean water to flow to the home of David and Ellen Laplante of 495 Fairview St.

The couples well was among hundreds found in early 2016 to have PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) contamination, which the state believes resulted from smoke stack emissions from former ChemFab Corp. factories in Bennington and North Bennington.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, the firm that acquired ChemFab in 2000 and soon after moved the operation to New Hampshire, agreed as part of an settlement with the state to provide $20 million for water line extensions to about 200 of the more than 300 properties in the identified contamination zone.

We will not stop until all residents of these areas have clean, safe drinking water available to them, Scott said, referring to ongoing negotiations with Saint-Gobain over the remaining properties, roughly west of Route 7A.

Officials said Monday that between 30 and 40 percent of the first phase water lines are in place as the construction season is winding down for the winter. In total, about 14 miles of new line connecting to municipal water systems in both the village and town will be installed by next fall.

The state Agency of Natural Resources will hold a community meeting here in January to provide residents with a report on the progress of construction work and the ongoing investigation and negotiations concerning the eastern portion of the contamination zone.

Peter Walke, deputy secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources, said Saint-Gobain has conducted additional environmental testing in that area of town and is expected to file a report to the agency soon, after which officials hope to reach another consent agreement for additional funding and more water line extensions.

We expect to have the first round of data from Saint-Gobain by the end of the week, Walke said. And we will begin our review of that data.

The company has questioned whether there could be other sources of PFOA contamination, particularly from a former Bennington landfill site. However, the state contends the PFOA spread from ChemFab stacks on Northside Drive and on Water Street in North Bennington during the manufacture of Teflon-coated fabric products, and that PFOA in the soil eventually worked into the water table.

Attorney General T.J. Donovan, whose staff has led ta...

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Overcoming Daily Life with Nayland Blakes Daily Drawings "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Nayland Blake, 3.8.15 (2015) (all images courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery and the artist)

The 19th-century French writer Stendhal adhered to a self-imposed regimen of composing twenty lines a day, genius or not. The idea behind the dictum was to produce small and steady increments of writing toward the creation of a larger, book-length work, even on days when artistic inspiration was not forthcoming. Nayland Blakes #IDrawEveryDay exhibition at Matthew Marks Gallery, which contains over 70 selections from a series of daily 12-by-9-inch graphite and colored pencil drawings begun on January 1, 2015 and still ongoing, displays the fruits of the artists similar regimen. In drawing every day for nearly three years, Blake (who goes by they) has produced a playful diaristic record of their moods and flights of fancy that evidences their charmingly mischievous artistic spirit.

Nayland Blake, 6.1.16 (2016)

Devotees of Blakes inventive body of prior work sculptures, performances, videos, and drawings that wryly explore themes of gende...

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Hijab Questioning is Discriminatory and Racist, Letter Says "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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Great Britain: In order to protect and promote equality for children, the Office for Standards in Education, Childrens Services and Skills (OFSTED) recommended inspectors to question Muslim primary school girls if they are wearing a hijab because it could be interpreted as sexualisation of young girls, according to Amanda Spielman, the head of OFSTED. Both the Department for Education and OFSTED have required schools to teach and reflect fundamental British values, especially after the Trojan horse affair that erupted in Birmingham in 2014, which provoked controversy over fears of Islamist influence in state schools.

Now, this move has been condemned as kneejerk, discriminatory and institutionally racist by more than 1,000 teachers, academics and faith leaders.

Most Islamic teaching requires headdress for girls only at the onset of puberty and wearing it could be interpreted as sexualisation of girls as young as four or five. But the move has been criticised as a dangerous decision that risked reinforcing an anti-Muslim political culture in which anti-Muslim racism has been institutionalised in schools and across the public sector.

As many as 1,136 teachers, academics and faith leaders signed an open letter to OFSTED which reads: It is a kneejerk, discriminatory and institutionally racist response that will violate civil liberties and create a climate of fear and mistrust in schools, and must be retracted immediately.

The letter, written by Nadine El-Enany, a senior law lecturer at Birkbeck Law School, University of London, Waqas Tufail, a senior lecturer in criminology at Leeds Beckett University, and Shereen Fernandez, a PhD candidate at Queen Mary University of London, said: We, the undersigned, ask that OFSTED immediately retract its instruction to inspectors to question primary school children wearing the hijab. We find the decision to single out Muslim children for questioning unacceptable, and insist that no school children be targeted for action on the basis of their race, religion or background.

Further, the OFSTED decision reduces the hijab to a symbol of sexualisation and ignores other interpretations ranging from a display of faith to a symbol of empowerment and resistance. Construing women and children who wear the hijab as being either sexualised or repressed is both reductive and racist in its reproduction of colonial and Orientalist tropes about them.

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You dont have to speak much French to enjoy these two French jokes "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Heres a French joke that you dont have to parlez Francais to enjoy.

Or if you prefer.

Nope, sorry, youve totally lost us.

And heres another.

The post You dont have to speak much French to enjoy these two French jokes appeared first on The Poke.

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Modern Combat and Survival "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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What was the greatest prepper lesson learned in 2017? I called it the year of the prepper and it will go down as one of the more disaster ridden and memorable years in a long time. There is a lot to pick apart that pertains to disaster preparedness in 2017. Still I think it warrants our time and will be worth it in the long run.

Continue reading Modern Combat and Survival at Prepper Broadcasting |Network.

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Corporate Shareholders in Russia to Vote Via Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The NSD and DataArt present Blockchain E-voting system.

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Did German Astronaut Pretend to be from Venus during Adamski 1952 Encounter? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Part one in this series raised the possibility that George Adamski was fooled into believing that Venus was the origin of Orthon, the flying saucer occupant he met in December 1952. There are a number of aspects about Adamskis 1952 contactee case that leads to the conclusion that Orthon was part of a German secret []

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Aerosmith Inducted Into Mediocre Unremarkable Middle-of-the-Road Bullshit Hall of Fame "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

LOS ANGELES After nearly five decades and 15 studio albums, Aerosmith will be inducted into the Mediocre, Unremarkable, Middle-of-the-Road Bullshit Hall of Fame in a ceremony early next year, officials confirmed.

M.U.M.H.F chairman Bruce Heiman made the announcement during the organizations annual press conference.

For too long, Aerosmith has gone unrecognized as the profitable agents of compromise they truly are, said Heiman, unable to contain his excitement. One is hard-pressed to name a band working today with a more consistent median average of fine.

Heiman went on to praise Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler in particular.

Steven Tyler is practically the embodiment of synergy and consistency. He penned a radio hit for his own daughters movie, for gods sake! Its not everyday you meet a man so willing to mix business with family, said Heiman. This is a man who hasnt changed his clothing style since the 70s. Hes an unmistakable frontman when you see him take the stage, you know youre about to get bland, inoffensive rock music loved by uncles across the country.

Fan response has been overwhelmingly positive.

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Aerosmith is the best-selling American hard rock band of all time, said amateur Aerosmith historian Nathan Hedge on a Yahoo! message board. Theyre practically the Dean Koontz of music their influence will be felt for years. Without Aerosmith, wed never have such great bands like Lifehouse, or Switchfoot, or Maroon 5.

Though traditionally plagued with contention, Aerosmiths selection was virtually unanimous.

Any band whose Wikipedia page boasts a section marked farewell tours is middle-of-the-road bullshit material in my book, said M.U.M.H.F Vice President Marsha Harris. If we hadnt inducted Steve Miller 10 years in a row, Aerosmith wouldve been in ages ago.

Upon hearing of the honor, Steven Tyler released a statement through the...

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CATHERINE AUSTIN FITTS BITCOIN OP DIGITAL SLAVERY & SPACE ECONOMY! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

CATHERINE AUSTIN FITTS BITCOIN OP DIGITAL SLAVERY & SPACE ECONOMY! Video Dark Journalist Human Society vs Digital Slavery & Transhumanism In this fascinating episode Dark Journalist Daniel Liszt welcomes back Former Assistant Housing Secretary and Solari Report Publisher...

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When the Levee Breaks "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Restoration work in the California Delta could be key to addressing state's water and climate challenges

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How Will Blockchain Change the Way We Trade Online? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

When people ask whether or not the Blockchain will change the ways in which we trade online, theyre grossly underestimating the influence of this revolutionary new technology.

Theres no doubt that Blockchain will change the way in which we trade on the financial market, however, with the only question remaining is how this evolution will manifest itself.

In this post, well look at this in closer detail, and see what traders should expect from this technology over the course of the next decade or so,

A Change at Corporate Level Making Trading Quicker and More Cost-effective

If we look at the forex market, theres no doubt that the emergence of online and mobile trading platforms such as MT4 has made the foreign exchange more accessible to novice investors. The same cannot be said for major institutions, however, who still need to push transactions through a number of middlemen while paying a slight fee for the privilege. It was with this in mind that Goldman Sachs applied for a patent on a blockchain-inspired ledger, which could quickly process forex trading transactions without charge.

The application, which was published in the autumn of 2016, outlined a distributed ledger that would ultimately revolutionise this marketplace, while also potentially introducing a new, Bitcoin-esque digital currency for traders.

Goldman Sachs is not the only bank experimenting with Blockchain, of course, but theyre among the first to apply this technology to forex market trading and the heavily regulated financial markets. Once the patent is applied and rolled out, it would create a new model for trading currencies in the digital age, and one which eschewed the need to send funds to an intermediary foreign exchange settlement service while the transaction is being completed. This process can be costly and tie up an investors capital for up to a day, but the introduction of Blockchain would enable real-time transactions across the board.

Lykke and the Age of Transparent Trading Changing the Forex Market for Everyone

The introduction of Blockchain is already having an impact on the world of entry-level forex trading, with the innovative Lykke platform aiming to build a single, global marketplace in which every single trader can invest transparently. This is a bold and ground-breaking project, and one which establishes a multi-layered FX trading environment where every all relevant data is stored within a single, distributed l...

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Cat vs Chipmunk will have to keep you going until the next series of Blue Planet "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Its like one of those epic nature battles from Blue Planet. But on a budget. In a backyard. And without the sea.

It reminded people of something. Oh yes.

And here it is with some intensely annoying loud music, just like Blue Planet.

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Leading Astronomers: Oumuamua Is Alien Probe With Broken Engines, Could Have Hostile Intentions "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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A leading astronomer studying the origins of the space object known as Oumuamua has come out declaring its an alien probe with broken engines.  Dr. Jason Wright claims that Oumuamuas movement is that of a craft that has lost power to its engines.

Right now, leading scientists are studying the odd cigar-shaped object which originated outside of our solar system.  Teams lead by renowned physicist, Stephen Hawking, are attempting to discover whether or not Oumuamua is alien or natural. If a radio signal is detected later today, scientists will proceed with caution.

Professor Avi Loeb, Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University, sais: My recommendation, as in any dialogue, is that we first listen and do our best to understand what we are hearing. Once we figure this out, we can decide how to respond, he said.  Overall, I am an optimist. I believe that a very intelligent civilization will be peaceful, and we could save ourselves millions or billions of years by learning from it. But there is also the possibility that such a civilization will have hostile intentions and risk our existence, so we should deliberate carefully in any future contact with them.

According to the Daily Mail, Dr. Wright from Penn State University is already declaring it a spacecraft.  Oumuamua is about a quarter of a mile long, 260 feet wide, and currently traveling at 196,000 mph. Rather than moving through space like other natural space rocks, astronomers believe that it is tumbling through our solar system.

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Such derelict craft would, if they are not traveling so fast that they escape the Galaxy, eventually thermalize with the stars and end up drifting around like any other interstellar comet or asteroid, Dr. Wright wrote in...

Leading Astronomers: Oumuamua Is Alien Probe With Broken Engines, Could Have Hostile Intentions "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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A leading astronomer studying the origins of the space object known as Oumuamua has come out declaring its an alien probe with broken engines.  Dr. Jason Wright claims that Oumuamuas movement is that of a craft that has lost power to its engines.

Right now, leading scientists are studying the odd cigar-shaped object which originated outside of our solar system.  Teams lead by renowned physicist, Stephen Hawking, are attempting to discover whether or not Oumuamua is alien or natural. If a radio signal is detected later today, scientists will proceed with caution.

Professor Avi Loeb, Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University, sais: My recommendation, as in any dialogue, is that we first listen and do our best to understand what we are hearing. Once we figure this out, we can decide how to respond, he said.  Overall, I am an optimist. I believe that a very intelligent civilization will be peaceful, and we could save ourselves millions or billions of years by learning from it. But there is also the possibility that such a civilization will have hostile intentions and risk our existence, so we should deliberate carefully in any future contact with them.

According to the Daily Mail, Dr. Wright from Penn State University is already declaring it a spacecraft.  Oumuamua is about a quarter of a mile long, 260 feet wide, and currently traveling at 196,000 mph. Rather than moving through space like other natural space rocks, astronomers believe that it is tumbling through our solar system.

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Such derelict craft would, if they are not traveling so fast that they escape the Galaxy, eventually thermalize with the stars and end up drifting around like any other interstellar comet or asteroid, Dr. Wright wrote in his blog. In fact, since they (presumably) no longer have altitude control, one would expect that they would eventually begin to tumble, and if they are very rigid that tumbling might distinguish them from ordinary interstellar asteroids and in fact, just becaus......

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Charles Hughes Smith & Chris Waltzek Ph.D. (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Charles Hughes Smith & Chris Waltzek Ph.D. Podcast Radio Gold Seek Highlights Charles Hughes Smith from the Of Two Minds blog returns with commentary on the cryptocurrency bonanza. Real-world, peer-to-peer Bitcoin applications yield exceptional utility for all global inhabitants. The...

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Astronomers have reason to believe Oumuamua may be alien craft with broken engines "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

In October of 2017 astronomers detected a mysterious object that supposedly came into our cosmic neighborhood appearing to come from roughly the direction of the star Vega in the constellation Lyra.

Soon after it was spotted using telescopes on Earth, Astronomers rushed to find out as much as they can about the mysterious object referred to as Oumuamuafrom Hawaiian oumuamua, meaning scout.

Officially speaking, the object, relatively small in size, estimated to be 180 by 30 meters is an asteroid, even though astronomer had classified it initially as a comet.

It was spotted for the first time by Robert Weryk using the Pan-STARRS telescope on 19 October 2017, 40 days after it passed its closest point to the Sun.

The object is dark and very red, say astronomers who claim that it is currently traveling at nearly 200,000 miles per hour, in direction of Pluto.

A few characteristics have made this mysterious interstellar traveler the target of further observations, and why some astronomers have pondered whether it is possible that the object isnt an asteroid, but an alien spacecraft whose engines broke down.

First of all, its the first object from another star system ever observed. furthermore, based on observations spanning 34 days, Oumuamuas orbital eccentricity is 1.20, the highest ever observed.

If the object did, in fact, originate from Vega, astronomers say that accounting for Vegas proper motion, it would have taken Oumuamua 600,000 years to reach the Solar System.

Astronomers do not know for how long has this mystery object been traveling among the stars.

Taking into consideration some of the peculiarities o...

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Toxoplasma gondii inactivates human plasmacytoid dendritic cells by functional mimicry of IL-10. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Immunol. 2017 Nov 27. Epub 2017 Nov 27. PMID: 29180487 Abstract Title:  Toxoplasma gondii Inactivates Human Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells by Functional Mimicry of IL-10. Abstract:  Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) are the major producers of IFN-, an antiviral cytokine involved in immunomodulation and control of HIV type 1 replication, whereas Toxoplasma gondii is a life-threatening opportunistic infection in AIDS patients. During infection with HIV type 1, human pDCs decrease in circulation and remaining pDC produce lower amounts of IFN- in response to viral stimulation. In this study, we investigated the impact of coinfection with T. gondii on the innate virus-directed responses of human pDCs. Using intracellular flow cytometry and fluorescence microscopy, we determined that T. gondii invaded but did not induce IFN- or TNF-in human pDC. However, T. gondii inhibited IFN- and TNF- produced in response to HSV and HIV, thus functionally inactivating pDC. IFN- production was inhibited only in cells infected by T. gondii, which inhibited neither uptake of GFP-HSV nor localization of TLR9 in CD71+ endosomes, directingus to investigate downstream events. Using imaging flow cytometry, we found that both T. gondii and IL-10 inhibited virus-induced nuclear translocation, but not phosphorylation, of IFN response factor 7. Blockade of IFN response factor 7 nuclear translocation and inhibition of the IFN- response was partially reversed by a deficiency in the T. gondii-derived ROP16 kinase, known to directly phosphorylate STAT3, a critical mediator of IL-10's anti-inflammatory effects. Taken together, our results indicate that T. gondii suppresses pDC activation by mimicking IL-10's regulatory effects through an ROP16 kinase-dependent mechanism. Our findings further imply a convergent mechanism of inhibition of TLR signaling by T. gondii and IL-10 and suggest potential negative consequences of HIV/T. gondii coinfection.

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Astronomers To Check Mysterious Giant Interstellar Object For Signs of Alien Life/Technology (video) "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


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Decades ago, the topic of UFOs and intelligent extraterrestrials visiting Earth was quite popular. A flyby of several unidentified objects over the White House in the fifties forced Truman to acknowledge the UFO reality on live television. A few years later, the Brookings Institution issued a report outlining the protocol for what now seems to be an inevitable certainty in the history of humanity: extraterrestrial contact.
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10 Sex Robots Everyone Keeps Telling Me Are Just Regular Robots "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Futurists predict that within several decades, sex with robots will be a normal and accepted facet of the human experience. But if you ask me, those people are cowards.

With a winning attitude, any modern day robot can be a sex robot.

You see, Im an early adopter like the 90s denizens of Usenet or the first guy to drive a car, I cant sit around and wait for a narrow-minded society to catch up.

While I am confident that history will view me as a forward-thinking maverick, its not easy being this far ahead of the curve. Sometimes I must remind myself that one day EVERYONE will be ramming their turgid penises inside the gas tank of their neighbors self-parking Audi.

For the benefit of those of you as forward thinking as I am, here is my list, in order of ascending efficiency and hotness. The top 10 sex robots that everyone keeps trying to tell me are just regular robots:

Russian Chat Bot: Not recommended. After hours of doing whatever the bot said I only orgasmed twice and Im pretty sure I was recruited to help Marnie Le Pen nearly win the French Presidency.

Articulated Industrial Robot Arm: According to my former supervisor at the Tesla factory, inappropriate behavior with a robot arm is still a fireable offense even if its during your lunch break and is consensual.

Related: 5 Women We Interrupted Mid-Sentence to Talk About Our Westworld Theories

 

Teddy Ruxpin: Every 80s kid remembers this classic, fuzzy, singing, loveable bear! Well, the good news is you can also fuck it.

Roomba: Robotics has lead to several interesting ethical quandaries. For instance, is it possible for AI bots to achieve some form of consciousness? And if so, is it wrong to own an intelligent device? Also, is it wrong that my wife got very possessive when she caught me with her Roomba? She recently left me so I havent had chance to ask her these questions.

Alexa, Cortana, and Siri: Clearly, the true purpose of AI assistants is carnal pleasure. For one, Alexa, Cortana, and Siri all sound like stripper names. For another, they are very, VERY compliant.

Drone: You can argue until youre blue in the face, but the fact is that if a neighbor boy flies his drone over your yard and you swat it down with a broom, it doesnt mean you can keep it no matter how much you gunk up the propellers.

Zune:...

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How switching to Ethical Consumerism improved my Self-Image. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I like to shop. However, my desire to find fun, new items long conflicted with my desire to save the planet. As a result, I often felt torn between these two worlds, and my self-image suffered greatly.

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Donald Trump tried to vote by proxy but got his own birthday wrong "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

When the family Trump tried to sort their votes in the New York mayoral election last month, they werent entirely successful, reports the New York Daily News.

They filled out various forms allowing them to vote despite being on holiday when the ballots were cast.

It all went swimmingly, except

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Melania Trump forgot to sign the envelope, so her vote didnt count.

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Ivanka Trump posted it too late, so her vote didnt count either.

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And Donald Trump got his birthday wrong. He said 14 July 1946, when its 14 June 1946.

At least he got the year right. And his name.

Its not clear if that means Trumps vote didnt count either, but he probably got that box wrong as well.

At least theyre not running the country, right?

Just in case youre wondering whether this sort of thing should be made public.

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Edible Innovations: Maker Faire Rome Showcases the Future of Food "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

100,000 visitors and over 700 projects from over 60 countries came to Maker Faire Rome, a faire that's been nicknamed Maker Faire Europe.

Read more on MAKE

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Caught Our Notice: A retraction that is useful for investigators "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Title:  Yeast CAF-1 assembles histone (H3-H4) 2 tetramers prior to DNA deposition What Caught Our Attention: Informative retraction notices can be infrequent, but rarer still are notices that fulfill an oft-ignored function: To be a source of learning for others in the field. Here, the authors offer a nearly 800-word detailed description of the issues []

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High School Is Nothing Like American Pie Except Tom Delonge Is There for Some Reason "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Growing up I thought high school was gonna be full of parties and whacky hijinks where my three best friends and I would chase girls and make fun of each others moms, just like in the movie American Pie. But Im here to tell you, high school is NOTHING like American Pie, except Tom Delonge is there for some reason

Four years ago I would have called you crazy if you told me that the only correlation between my high school experience and American Pie is that, for no explicable reason, Tom Delonge is there just hanging around. I guess Im the crazy one. Well, maybe Tom is the crazy one.

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I love American Pie. Theres the titular pie scene, the bandcamp joke, and of course, Tom Delonges incredible cameo that came out of nowhere. Seriously, he had absolutely no reason to be there. Just like he has no reason to be at my high school day in, day out, just kind of hanging around reacting to stuff.

My friend has a locker near Toms usual spot so we hang out there during lunch and breaks. I mean, its still weird as shit, but hes still famous so why not? At first we felt cool when hed lean in while we were talking and laugh at our jokes or respond to our stories with stuff like, woah and, oh shit and, the moonlords are among us. You know, typical pop punk frontman stuff. But after a while it was clear that he wasnt actually listening and more just on a loop, repeating the same phrases and gestures at even increments throughout the day.

I cant describe the disappointment these four years have been. High school is nothing like American Pie.

I did fuck a cobbler though.

Article by Eric Navarro @erictries2hard

Be the coolest kid at band camp with a Hard Times t-shirt!:

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Bitcoin Looks Lower In Chase for 'Small Cap' Gains "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Soon after an all-time-high above $17,630 on the CoinDesk's price index, bitcoin prices are starting to look towards sub-$16,000 levels.

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Bitcoin is No Longer Just a Mans Game "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Having been spawned in a predominantly male technology sector, Bitcoins evolution is seeing it open up to more and more powerful women who are making an impact in the cryptocurrency market. #ANALYSIS

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South Korea's Largest Bitcoin Exchanges Ready For Strict Regulations "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bithumb, South Koreas Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange is Ready to Adopt Strict Regulations. #REGULATIONS

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Israeli PM Netanyahu Says Bitcoin Is Rising as Banks Are Destined to Disappear "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Israeli Leader Says Bitcoin Is Rising as Banks Are Destined to Disappear

With the meteoric rise in the value of bitcoin this year and the media cacophony around it, its a surprise that not all world leaders have spoken about the subject yet. One political figure that we can now rest assure is keeping an eye on bitcoin is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Also Read: Israeli Regulator Wont Allow Bitcoin Firms to Be Included in Stock Indices

Israeli Leader Says Bitcoin Is Rising as Banks Are Destined to DisappearSitting down with reporters to an off the cuff Q&A at the Israeli parliaments diner, the PM was asked for his advice whether an individual should invest in bitcoin or not. He answered: So first of all, why cant you also sell money? Why not? Its the same. The reason you cant sell money is that you are very worried and want a mediating party to handle the risks. Prevent theft, all that stuff. Thats why banks exists. Are banks doomed to eventually disappear? The answer is yes! Should this be done tomorrow and shoul...

23:24

Bitcoin ETFs Seek Approval Following Launch of Futures "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The start of Bitcoin futures trading could mean the green light for the first Bitcoin ETFs.

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Not Just Bitcoin: Ethereum Passes $750, Dash Approaches Magic $1k "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Hodlers will be rejoicing as Ethereum hits new highs and Dash approaches $1,000.

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Court Approves U.S. Extradition for Alleged BTC-e Operator "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A Greek court has given the green light for the U.S. extradition of Alexander Vinnik, the alleged former operator of bitcoin exchange BTC-e.

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The how do I question each country Googles most is our new favourite map "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

You will have to zoom in on this for the full effect.

Weve spent far too long wondering whether its a spoof or not (current thinking: not). Either way, its a thing of beauty.

Heres what other people made of it.

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23:03

Calculating the Cost of Global Warming "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

By Andy May Hopefully, the first two posts in this series, Do humans harm the environment and Population Growth and the Food Supply have convinced the reader that man-made climate change and global warming are not an existential threat to humanity or the planet. This leaves us in a discussion of the cost of global

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David Davis unsure what to get Jean-Claude Juncker for Secret Santa "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The Brexit Secretary has expressed his concerns about what to get the President who has everything.  Having drawn Mr. Junker in the EUs Secret Santa, Mr. Davis may well be forced to give him Big Ben, the keys to the Treasury or unfettered access to Kate Middleton.

Theresa May has set Mr. Davis a modest present budget of between 30-60bn, which rules out a hastily wrapped HS2 rail-link or Newcastle Utd.  However, the UKs Brexit team are confident they can gift-wrap the entire British economy the only concern is if Amazon Prime will deliver in time?

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Pregnancy Vaccines: Your Doctor Doesnt Know What He Doesnt Know "IndyWatch Feed Health"

December 14, 2017 I encountered this public service announcement in a Facebook group I belong to. Its a terrific concise introduction to the sorts of questions that pregnant women need to start asking themselves and their doctors NOW, before they Continue reading

The post Pregnancy Vaccines: Your Doctor Doesnt Know What He Doesnt Know appeared first on The Thinking Moms' Revolution.

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Bitcoin Transaction Fees Keep Doubling Nearly Every Three Months "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin transaction fees remain a big problem in the cryptocurrency world. It seems there is no real short-term solution to resolve this problem whatsoever. Some network upgrades are in development, but they might take months or even years to come to market. An interesting chart shows how the Bitcoin fees have doubled nearly every three months. These numbers are based on the median average fee, mind you.

Bitcoin has a serious problem which only becomes more apparent over time. Spending a lot of money as a transaction fee is never a fun experience. Unfortunately, it has also become the new normal in the world of Bitcoin over the past year and a half. Combined with network congestion, it is evident the worlds leading cryptocurrency has issues to sort out. That is always easier said than done, though. Even the introduction of SegWit has done virtually nothing to address the fees problem.

Bitcoin Fees Follow a Worrisome Trend

A recent chart shows how the Bitcoin transaction costs are evolving over time. Since April of 2016, things have certainly gotten out of hand quite a bit. Both on the high and low side of the spectrum, worrisome increases can be noted. The higher fees have doubled almost 10 times in the past 24 months. That is very worrisome and it seems there is little improvement in sight. Granted, not everyone pays high Bitcoin transaction costs, or at least, we can only hope that is the case.

Unfortunately, the lower median fee is also increasing. It has doubled every three months since June of 2016, which is rather worrisome. Although a lot of people dont mind waiting hours for network confirmations, its still a disturbing development. Everyone assumed Bitcoin would remain a cheaper alternative to send money around the world. Right now, it fails to live up to those expectations in spectacular fashion. If the Bitcoin fees dont come down quickly, this situation will get out of hand even further.

The chart also shows Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash fees. Despite the growth of both networks, it seems Bitcoin is off far worse. Ethereum has a fair few spikes as well, but Bitcoin fees are rising in a steady fashion. It will be interesting to see how such a chart looks in a year from now.  It is evid...

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It's Time To Retire Cholesterol Testing - There's No Such Thing As Bad Cholesterol "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Today, it is estimated that 50 percent of the American population have cholesterol levels that fall outside the accepted healthy range, but who defines this range and under what testing protocols? Many medical professionals are starting to question the current standard of care when it comes to statin therapy, as these cholesterol-lowering medications may not benefit patient populations at all, and in fact may be harming them.

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Nigel Farage tweeted this after MPs Brexit vote and the replies were just gold "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Nigel Farage got the grumps after a bunch of Tory rebels ensured the government was defeated on a key Brexit vote last night.

Like the tiny Trump that he is, he took to Twitter to voice his displeasure.

And thank goodness he did because the replies were just gold.

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For Papuan villagers practicing conservation, a bid to formalize the familiar "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

TAMBRAUW, Indonesia It took more than two hours by boat, through a driving rain, to reach the village of Saubeba from the nearest large town of Sausapor in Indonesias West Papua province. There, locals had gathered to discuss a government-backed plan to designate Tambrauw district, of which Saubeba is a part, a conservation zone. On paper, at least, this would seem a no-brainer: 80 percent of the districts nearly 11,400 square kilometers (4,400 square miles) is lush forest that falls within existing conservation or protected areas; its coast is a hatching ground for the rare leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), and its rainforests home to exotic birds-of-paradise (family: Paradisaeidae). The idea to officially designate the entire district a conservation zone came in 2011, following the election of Gabriel Asem as district chief. Tambrauw itself was only established in 2008, as part of the newly formed administrative province of West Papua. Map of West Papua province (green). Photo courtesy of Bwmodular/Wikimedia Commons. Gathered in the downpour that November day in Saubeba, representatives of the various indigenous communities living in the area discussed with local authorities what the conservation designation would mean, not just for the district but also their way of life. Many of us here still dont understand what conservation means, its still unfamiliar [to us], said Bernadus Yewen, a community leader. If it means protecting the forest, then weve been doing it since the time of our ancestors. It was a sentiment widely shared by the others in

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Bitcoin Price Watch; Here Are Todays Key Levels "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Here we go on another day of trading in our bitcoin price efforts and its time to get some levels in place that we can use to try and draw a profit from the market if and when things move.

Things have slowed down a little in terms of outright runs over the last few days and were guessing that this is symptomatic of nothing more than a bit of profit taking on the back of last weeks run.

Whether we will see a return to the exciting moves we saw at the end of last week as we head into the close of this one remains to be seen but as is almost certainly the case theres a strong chance that the majority of those with any sort of stake in this market are doing exactly that.

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Lets try and get some levels in place that we can use for the session going forward and see if we can get in and out of the markets whatever happens. As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand right now. The chart is a one-minute candlestick chart and its got our key range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, the range we are looking at for the session today comes in as defined by support to the downside at 16401 and resistance to the upside at 16614. If we see price close above resistance, well jump in long towards an immediate upside target of 16700. A stop at 16580 looks good on the trade.

Looking the other way, a close below support will have us in short towards 16320. A stop on this one at 16420 works well from a risk management perspective.

Lets see how things play out.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

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These findings indicate that aberrant urea metabolism could be the primary biochemical disruption initiating neuropathogenesis in Huntington's disease. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Dec 11. Epub 2017 Dec 11. PMID: 29229845 Abstract Title:  Brain urea increase is an early Huntington's disease pathogenic event observed in a prodromal transgenic sheep model and HD cases. Abstract:  The neurodegenerative disorder Huntington's disease (HD) is typically characterized by extensive loss of striatal neurons and the midlife onset of debilitating and progressive chorea, dementia, and psychological disturbance. HD is caused by a CAG repeat expansion in the Huntingtin (HTT) gene, translating to an elongated glutamine tract in the huntingtin protein. The pathogenic mechanism resulting in cell dysfunction and death beyond the causative mutation is not well defined. To further delineate the early molecular events in HD, we performed RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) on striatal tissue from a cohort of 5-y-old OVT73-line sheep expressing a human CAG-expansion HTT cDNA transgene. Our HD OVT73 sheep are a prodromal model and exhibit minimal pathology and no detectable neuronal loss. We identified significantly increased levels of the urea transporter SLC14A1 in the OVT73 striatum, along with other important osmotic regulators. Further investigation revealed elevated levels of the metabolite urea in the OVT73 striatum and cerebellum, consistent with our recently published observation of increased urea in postmortem human brain from HD cases. Extending that finding, we demonstrate that postmortem human brain urea levels are elevated in a larger cohort of HD cases, including those with low-level neuropathology (Vonsattel grade 0/1). This elevation indicates increased protein catabolism, possibly as an alternate energy source given the generalized metabolic defect in HD. Increased urea and ammonia levels due to dysregulation of the urea cycle are known to cause neurologic impairment. Taken together, our findings indicate that aberrant urea metabolism could be the primary biochemical disruption initiating neuropathogenesis in HD.

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Tails report for November, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Cologne Authorities To Distribute Respect Wristbands to Combat New Years Eve Sex Attacks "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Cologne To Distribute Tolerance Wristbands to Combat New Years Eve Sex Attacks