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Saturday, 17 March


Cartridges / Shells / Ammo kept in a safe for 20 years "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

I was replying to a thread earlier and had a thought cross my mind tonight - something I hadn't thought of since departing my homeland many, many moons ago. That thought was about ammunition I put in a safe, along with a revolver I own.

I am considering a trip back to the US, probably later this year. After I arrive, one of the first things I will want to do is to go to a gun range. But, prior to doing so, I need to either make sure my stored ammunition is still in good shape. Or, will I...

Cartridges / Shells / Ammo kept in a safe for 20 years


Generator life cycles "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

I've seen some wildly varying numbers here and there, but would like to find info on how long various grades of generator will last (actual usable lifetime). I've heard a generator like Generac, or other store bought "emergency backup" models have roughly a total life of 2000 hrs, including backup models. I called and talked to the manufacture of my 10kw (20kw surge) Porter Cable (Honda 20hp engine) and was told a total life of 1500-2000 hrs, so that was consistent. Anyone know how long a...

Generator life cycles


Explained Simply: How an AI program mastered the ancient game of Go "IndyWatch Feed Education"

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This is about AlphaGo, Google DeepMinds Go playing AI that shook the technology world in 2016 by defeating one of the best players in the world, Lee Sedol.

Go is an ancient board game which has so many possible moves at each step that future positions are hard to predictand therefore it requires strong intuition and abstract thinking to play. Because of this reason, it was believed that only humans could be good at playing Go. Most researchers thought that it would still take decades to build an AI which could think like that. In fact, Im releasing this essay today because this week (March 815) marks the two-year anniversary of the AlphaGo vs Sedol match!

But AlphaGo didnt stop there. 8 months later, it played 60 professional games on a Go website under disguise as a player named Master, and won every single game, against dozens of world champions, of course without resting between games.

Naturally this was a HUGE achievement in the field of AI and sparked worldwide discussions about whether we should be excited or worried about artificial intelligence.

Today we are going to take the original research paper published by DeepMind in the Nature journal, and break it down paragraph-by-paragraph using simple English.

After this essay, youll know very clearly what AlphaGo is, and how it works. I also hope that after reading this you will not believe all the news headlines made by journalists to scare you about AI, and instead feel excited about it.

You DONT need to know how to play Go to understand this paper. In fact, I myself have only read the first 34 lines in Wikipedias opening paragraph about it. Instead, surprisingly, I use some examples from basic Chess to explain the algorithms. You just have to know what a 2-player board game is, in which each player takes turns and there is one winner at the end. Beyond that you dont need to know any physics or advanced math or anything.

This will make it more approachable for people who only just now started learning about machine learning or neural networks. And especially for those who dont use English as their first language (which can make it very difficult to read such papers).

If you have NO prior knowledge of AI and neural networks, you can read the Deep Learning section of one of my previous essays...


Pentavalent Vaccine - Doctors Raise Red Flag "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Jacob Puliyel MD MRCP M Phil New Delhi, India 14 March 2018. Pentavalent vaccine (PV) that was introduced by India six years ago doubled the deaths of children soon after vaccination compared to DPT (Diphtheria-Pertussis- Tetanus) vaccine according to...


Grandmas Garden by Pastel in Buenos Aires "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Argentinean muralist Pastel just sent us some images from his latest artwork which was just revealed somewhere on the streets of Buenos Aires in Argentina.

Entitled Grandmas Garden, Pastel brought to life some of his signature plant-based imagery for the locals to enjoy.

The idea of a garden-form, characteristic of housing typologies in residential neighbourhoods, that managed to capture the energy of the post-war European immigrants who came to root themselves in a new land. This garden-form constituted a wider spectrum of the boundary between private and public, oxygenating common spaces. The front garden acts as a space for contemplation, both for the owner and for anyone who passes it on the street. Pastel

Take a look at more images below and if you are in the area, youll be able to find it around Villa Ballester.



Big Four Giant PwC Announces Blockchain Auditing Service "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Price Waterhouse Cooper LLP, a Big Four accounting firm that has supported various blockchain projects, has announced a blockchain audit service that it claims will encourage people to use the still new technology, according to The Wall Street Journal. PwC was expected to present the new service Friday. The service will allow companies to offer Continued

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3 videos about the 2nd Amendment and what's happening to us? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

OK recently viewed these and found them very interesting... as some here like to say YMMV...

all of them are available to watch free on Amazon...

2 of em are made by of all things a ?politician? for the state of Idaho?

Names are named and connections made... thinkin you might find this interesting as well.. Keep and Bear: Darren Doane, Natalie Doane...

3 videos about the 2nd Amendment and what's happening to us?


AR barrel nut stuck "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

OK, so my bro'n'law brings me an upper. Everything is off and he wants me to install a free float he got at a show. No problem.....
That barrel nut is on something north of 200 ft lb. That's what I weigh, and I was doing pushups on an 18" breaker bar plugged into the nut wrench try to free it.
Any ideas before I cut off the D-ring and take a thee foot pipe wrench to it, along with some serious heat? I'm thinking it was put on with red locktight or similar.


5 Natural Ways To Slow Heart Failure And Strengthen Your Heart "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Tamara Pearson; The Alternative Daily

Some six million Americans are currently living with congestive heart failure (CHF). If youre one of them, here are five natural ways to strengthen your heart and slow the disease.

Heart failure meds have serious side effects

People of all ages can be affected with congestive heart failure, with around one-third of patients under the age of 60. The illness causes more hospitalizations than all the forms of cancer combined. People diagnosed with it are often encouraged to take boatloads of medications, with some pretty intense side effects.

Doctors prescribe medicine that aims to improve how well your heart pumps, and other medicine to dilate blood vessels. Beta-blockers lower the heart rate, while ACE inhibitors reduce the amount of hormones in your body that can damage the heart. These medications, while often quite necessary, tend to cause dizziness, tiredness, changes in kidney function, swelling, nausea and appetite and digestive problems.

Users of beta blockers, like Metoprolol, have claimed to have experienced huge weight gain, sleep disturbances, depression, extreme dizziness, chest pressure and burning arms. Other patients described getting abdominal cramps, tinnitus and acid reflux. So, to the extent that its possible, its always good to seek out natural remedies and lifestyle changes to either replace or complement these medicines. Here are some useful natural ways to slow down heart failure:
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Institutional investors to shine light on the best ICOs "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

ICOs are big money and big news these days. From virtually nothing a few years ago to raising $5.6bn last year a totally new form of financing has truly arrived on the scene. This success has brought its fair share of pretenders, with scam ICOs becoming increasingly prevalent.

How can investors protect themselves from scam ICOs some answers have been proposed by one successful blockchain entrepreneur. First its necessary to truly understand that an ICO has a strong day-to-day core executive team. Second transactions in the ICO should be transparent, as today only a few ICOs actually show you all the incoming transactions during the tokensaleso this should be of paramount importance. Thirdly discounts and special offers during a tokensale that seem too good to be true are generally just that too good to be true. But even three simple rules arent enough for the shark tank of ICOs in early 2018.

What might shine the path for smart money in the new world of crypto is the expertise of the old world of institutional investors when such funds highly selectively decide to support an ICO. Such investments have thus far been few and far between but that fact could well change this year.

The core concept of a truly valuable ICO is investment in a decentralized network (rather than investing in a traditional corporation) and there is no reason why VCs wouldnt be interested in such moves.

Part of the attraction may lie in the fact that there is so little value to be found in traditional centralized companies. Tech IPOs were rare in 2017. Snaps IPO raised almost $20bn last year, and paid its CEO $638 million. As Snap is clearly not some revolutionary technology, the lesson is clear there is too much money chasing quite few quality companies in the traditional sector. The logical consequence of this is clear VCs will move into new sectors such as crypto, augmented reality and virtual reality looking for value beyond the fantastical valuations at Snap and elsewhere.

Which ICOs will be the ones to attract old world moneyand conservative private equity firms like Carlyle, Fortress, Ardian, Mangrove? Surely one of traditional investors most important criterions will be projects which are built upon the foundation of real world use cases where decentralized networks solve the shortcomings of traditional business models. With venture capital...


Matt Damon Says Hes Moving From US Due To Trumps Bad Policies, Gets Nasty Surprise "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Working Business-Backed GIFcoin ICO Is Live Join the Revolution & Earn Impressive ROIs! "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

After a successful, sold-out private sale, the 1st phase of GIFcoins ICO started on March 16, 2018. The token sale brings a massive opportunity for investors to leverage upon the fastest growing gambling market and earn impressive ROIs. GIFcoins Gambling Investment Fund (GIF), is a platform backed by an already functioning website, embedded with all popular industry features including casino, live casino, sports betting, IN-Play betting, eSports and virtual sports.

About GIFcoin

The recently launched ICO of GIFcoin invites investors to participate in a real token, backed by a real project, and managed by an industry expert and experienced team. The investors have been showing great interest to participate in the existing moneymaking business characterized by a long-term sustainable growth. GIF token holders are entitled to earn 80% of the VitalBets annual profits every year.

Why Should You Invest in the Gambling Industry?

The gambling industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, reaching more than $500 billion in 2017, where sports betting alone is accounted for $220 billion. The industry, with an existing growth rate, is believed to achieve an annual growth rate of 3.3% by 2020, according to experts. The sports gambling, in particular, has been projected to reach new heights due to an increasing access of population to the internet, and legalization of online sports betting in many countries including the U.S.A.

What Makes GIFcoin Unique on the Market?

Unlike the majority of other ICO campaigns, GIFcoin is backed by a real, working betting website The revolutionary project offers investors the exclusive opportunity to earn a share of the gambling industrys enormous profits by participating in its ICO and buying GIF tokens. The GIFcoin team has been negotiating with the largest cryptocurrency exchanges to feature GIFcoin immediately after the ICO has finished. GIFcoin tokens will be sent immediately to the investors ETH Wallet.

About GIF Tokens Distribution

The GIFcoin is an ERC20 token and a smart contract system built on the Ethereum Blockchain. A total of 300,000,000 GIF tokens have been generated, including 10,000,000 sold out in a Private Sale, and 260,000,000 being offered in the ICO. Another 20,000,000 will be shared between the founders of the GIF token, while the remaining 10,000,000 will be generated for advisory, bounty, and PR pools. The unsold GIF that will be created for sale during the ICO will be destroyed. GIF tokens are not mined by users or any other companies.




Horse Racing minus Gambling = Pointless, confirm punters "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

After watching the Cheltenham Festival without attempting to win cash off the back of an unknowing animals unintentional achievements , a group of ex-gambling addicts have confirmed that horse-racing is a tedious, pointless sport when betting is not involved.

I can believe Ive never noticed this before, one surprised viewer confessed. But watching a man sit on top of a big horse that sometimes jumps over a hedge is far from a complex, rewarding activity.

I used to think I was watching for the thrill of the race. Little did I know it was the chance of winning vast sums of money that interested me.

I switched the channel off at one point, claimed another recovering addict. And turned on Sky Film. The intricate plot lines and narrative themes of the Fast and Furious franchise were a welcome break from the sheer inanity of watching a herd of domesticated beasts running in a straight line.

Obviously, I still had a punt on the ending, despite the fact Ive seen it five times and an actual horse could have worked out the final scene regardless. Maybe Fast and Furious isnt actually an intellectually stimulating watch, and I was just on futile quest to feel something, anything, by risking my hard earned cash on the outcome?

But at least in the end, the cars get fixed up at Big Vins garage, instead of being taken behind a racing track and shot in the bonnet at point-blank range.




Refereeing Trump "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Richard Kraft, All the Yellow and Red Cards issued to Donald Trump from January 20, 2017 to January 19 2018The Whiteness Issue, The Racial Imaginary Institute (all images courtesy of the artist)

To mark the one-year anniversary of Donald Trumps inauguration, on January 20, 2018, arts communities nationwide participated in Art Action Day. This day of action was organized by The Federation, an arts group founded by Laurie Anderson, Laura Michalchyshyn, and Tanya Selvaratnam in response to Trumps January 2017 immigration ban. It was conceived in contrast, though not opposition, to last years inauguration day #J20 strike, in which many art institutions and individuals went on strike to protest the incoming administration.

Richard Krafts multimedia project, All the Yellow and Red Cards issued to Donald Trump from January 20, 2017 to January 19, 2018 (2018), spans the time frame, as well as the different moods, of these two protests. Kraft has classified Trumps daily actions in the fashion of a soccer referee, assigning yellow and red cards to the Presidents conduct since his inauguration. Expanding upon the referees visual lexicon, Kraft also assigns dark blue cards to members of the administration as they are fired or resign, as well as light blue cards to people who have publicly stood up to Trump and/or instigated acts of resistance.

Richard Kraft, All the Yellow and Red Cards issued to Donald Trump from January 20, 2017 to
January 19, 2018, in The Whiteness Issue, The Racial Imaginary Institute

The project takes several forms: a dozen videos, each ten or...


Fascinating New DNA Updates On The Potential Alien Body Found In Nazca, Peru "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Arjun Walia; Collective Evoliton

Recently Nazca, Peru has become famous for those who like to peer into the world of unsolved mysteries. Take for example, the Nazca Lines, a series of large ancient geoglyphs ranging in size, with the largest being 1200 feet long. The world is full of interesting unsolved mysteries that question what we think we know about human history and new discoveries are constantly being made, many of which receive very little attention.

This really goes to show just how little we know of human history and how new discoveries show us that there are so many variables that we really need to take into consideration when contemplating our true origins. There are still many questions which remain unanswered.

A new discovery has been made in Nazca, Peru. If you havent already heard, multiple mummies have been unearthed, real organic bodies. Their anatomy is quite strange, and differs greatly from that of a human. The beings are humanoid and have three fingers and three toes on each hand. They also have a distinctly different shape of skull compared to modern-day humans and those who roamed the Earth before we did.

This is also interesting because three-fingered beings are depicted in ancient petroglyphic drawings that have been found in Peru.

Now, before we go any further, we have to address the alien issue. When the news came out about these strange bodies being unearthed, Snopes instantly labelled the story as fake news, specifically because it contemplated the idea that they could be alien bodies. How does this make it fake news? They (Snopes) did not even acknowledge the fact that these were indeed real bodies, they simply ridiculed the story because it had an alien tone to it. They also ridiculed the researchers involved, as what seemed to be an attempt to further discredit the story. As a result, many people believed that the bodies were not found at all, which is not true.
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Meme Specialist Is the Crypto Job of Your Dreams "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Meme Specialist Is the Crypto Job of Your Dreams

A crypto startup is seeking a skilled applicant to assume the role of Meme Specialist. At $48,000 per year plus 1% of tokens, theyll earn more than the average U.S teacher, though there are a few caveats attached. The successful candidate must be blessed with at least 10 years experience of procrastination on Reddit and 4chan. Experience in MS Paint is also an advantage.

Also read: Slovenian City Unveils Worlds First Public Bitcoin Monument

Dont Let Your Memes Be Dreams

Memes are the real fuel of the cryptoconomy. Not tokens. Not blockchain. Memes, in all their dank, unadulterated glory. That an Estonian startup should be advertising the position of Meme Specialist is an inspired PR move or proof that weve hit peak crypto. Either way, its an offer that crypto shitposters may find too good to refuse. After all, there arent many jobs that will pay you $900 a week to post the illest memes from the comfort of your own bed.

Cynics may complain that an ICO with 192 Twitter followers seeking a Meme Specialist prior to its pre-sale, no less is simply seeking attention. Cynics would be right, but then how else is ECOS supposed to rustle up interest in its blockchain for the food chain by banging on about the transformative potential of distributed ledgers? For all ECOSshortcomings, soliciting a ninja of memology was a masterstroke.



Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Baby, No "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

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Major Canadian Bank Files Patent To Make Credit Scores Transparent Via Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Major Canadian bank filed a patent for a Blockchain-based credit score system that will allow for more data points as well as transparency for consumers. #NEWS


GOP Uncovers Voter Machine Errors in PA Election "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Les Demoiselles de Duck Soup (with Recipe) "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

View of Nrac, France, in the snow (photo: Taffy Hornell)

When you plan a road trip to the mountains but the South of France declares a snow day, the only recourse is to take solace at the nearest village market.

Your Canadian friend who is doing the driving remarks on the absurdity of the chaos wreaked by a light dusting. There are no salt trucks or plows, just two municipal workers decked out in chic coveralls tossing handfuls of sand or birdseed out of baskets onto the snow-slicked sidewalk. Like something out of a Millet painting. The Canadian laughs so hard you fishtail a little.

When you get to the market, you find that only the most hardcore local producers have shown up in the snow, and you feel duty-bound to buy what you can so that they will show up on the next snow day.

Nest pas chaud. You overhear the cheese monger joke that its not warm. Then the fishmonger says the same an entire village of people cackling to each other that its not warm.

Theres not much in your kitchen because you were planning to be on that damn cancelled road trip. You feel out of sorts, so you want soup.

I wonder if they have those duck carcasses, you say to the Canadian.  The woman behind the counter of the meat truck acknowledges you with a Bonjour.

So you wing it. Bon-jee-or. Ah-vay-voo day cahr-cahs da can-ahr?

Youve grown accustomed to that puzzled look from the French, but after a moment she breaks into a broad smile and confirms, Ouais, les demoiselles?

Oh, whee! you say, nodding vigorously. Doo dey-mwah-sell, see-voo-play.

Its winter and this is Gascony, duck country. Its also traditionally the time of year that the fat ducks are slaughtered. Inevitably, after the duck is broken down the precious liver (foie gras) is harvested, the legs are preserved as confit, the magret (boneless breast) is trimmed off for grilling or curing what is left is an appendage-free duck skeleton with some delectable bits of meat still clinging to it.

These duck frames are kept in a box behind the butcher counter. You have grown in the butchers esteem for even knowing to ask (even if you dont know how to ask). You reward Julie, the butcheress, for her determination to show up when it is not warm with the purchases of...


Cecilia Paolino-Uboldi, Director & Global Head of Commercial Affairs at Slotguru joins Zerocoin Crypto Currency for Online Gambling "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Meet Cecilia Paolino Uboldi a Strategic Advisor toZeroEdge Bet

Cecilia Paolino is currently the head of commercial affairs at SlotGuru and is excited for her role as a key advisor in everything from cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology, to business strategies, new technologies and so much more. With close to two decades of experience in the online gambling and gaming industries, we feel that Cecilia is a wonderful addition to our team of top advisors here at ZeroEdge.

Cecilias insatiable passion for seeing companies succeed in developing and growing their unique ideas or brands is an invaluable asset to ZeroEdge, and with her unique set of skills and experiences, we believe she is more than capable of advising on the best technologies in various aspects of our dynamic 0% house edge gaming concepts. Cecilia originally hails from Uruguay and has lived all over the world in her various roles and professional capacities. She speaks no less than six international languages and can communicate on just about any level you could think of, business, technological, social and of course, gaming.

ZeroEdge.Bet Revolutionary online gambling platform with 0% house edge games

ZeroEdge is a unique concept set to revolutionize the way you gamble online. Currently, all online casino games come with a house edge, i.e. the advantage that the casino has over you, which varies between 1% to 10% or more, depending on the game. ZeroEdges solution offer games with 0% house edge and give players a completely fair chance of winning. In other words, playing at ZeroEdge.Bet is literally free, you dont have to pay anything to the casino like its with traditional online casino sites.

The most amazing part is that Zerocoin value increases as more people join the world first 0% edge gambling platform. It is all achieved by creating a closed-loop economy in which high demand for 0% games drives Zerocoins value up. This model is also known as Metcalfes law which was originally invented in 1993 and can be seen in the actual Bitcoins price growth. Zero Edge offers a unique gambling model which potentially could revolutionize the $70 Billion gambling industry. Players wont be losing money but instead earning from the increasing Zerocoin value.

We have made a survey & asked hundreds of people about their gambling preferences & experiences.  The main finding was that 99 % of them stated that they would choose 0% house edge games to play if such games were available. High dema...


China Govt-Linked Investment Org Plans Intl Blockchain Center, Leaked Doc Says "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

China: govt-affiliated investment association will develop Blockchain innovation, according to a leaked document #NEWS


Letter to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists "IndyWatch Feed Health"

March 16th: A group of eminent doctors and psychiatrists write to the President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) in response to a press release issued by the Royal College.

Dr Kym Jenkins
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

cc Mr Andrew Peters
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

16 March 2018
Dear Dr Jenkins

Reply to the College

We refer to the press release issued by the RANZCP on March 6th 2018, relating to recent press reports in New Zealand regarding the risks of antidepressants. The College has stated that questioning the efficacy of psychiatric medication is stigmatising of people who have been prescribed them, and that drugs are only ever prescribed in partnership with the patient and after due consideration of the risks and benefits.

We believe there are difficulties with this view and that a more nuanced statement by the College would have been more helpful. The profession of psychiatry has an overarching duty to keep the community informed. The community is entitled to know that there is a large body of evidence that raises complex issues regarding the efficacy and the safety of psychotropic medications. The College statement appears to caution against open discussion of these issues, in part to avoid stigmatising those with mental health problems.

We are not aware of any evidence that informing the public would be stigmatising. We have not always been right about stigma. It was once held that the concept of mental illness as brain disorder was less stigmatising. In fact the reverse has been shown to be true: the brain disorder approach increases rather than decreases stigma.


Community-Based Crypto Platform Could See Crypto Assets Used For USD Loans "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Power to the people: using crypto to get loans in dollars #SPONSORED


Dear Yoga Teachersits Time to Talk about Gender Inequality. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

With the majority of yoga teachers and students being women, where is the awareness of this deep level of gender inequality in the yoga world?


10 Gardening Tips for Growing Market-Worthy Tomatoes "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

There is nothing like seeing clumps of repining super-sized tomatoes on the vine Thats the sign of a happy, growing garden. But tomatoes can be problematic and prone to certain issues. Blossom end rot, nutritional deficiencies, blight, and invasive hornworms are just a few of the problems a gardener may have when growing tomatoes. Many of these issues can be corrected early on by giving the tomato the right growing conditions.

10 Gardening Tips for Growing the Juiciest Tomatoes

Some of the most popular types of tomato varieties planted are the beefsteak tomato, Celebrity, Early Girl, and the Cherry Tomatoes. The tomato plant can grow up to 6 feet tall and requires trellising or support. Tomatoes typically take about 85 days to harvest. And to get those big, delicious red orbs to grow, it requires a lot of nutrients.

Choose a fertilizer that has a balanced ratio of the three major elements, such as 10-10-10, or where the middle number (phosphorus) is larger than the first number (nitrogen), such as 2-3-1. Tomatoes are heavy feeders and usually do need fertilizer unless your soil is very rich.

Use some o these gardening tips to ensure your tomato harvest is the best one yet!

1. Choose the right varieties. 

There are many types of tomato varieties to choose from. One that I always recommend is the heirloom varieties. These seeds have been around for generations and were bred for flavor, adaptability and growing performance. As well, many of these seeds are open-pollinated and the seeds can be saved for the next harvest. This ensures you have plenty of tomatoes to eat fresh, preserve or make delicious sauces with.

2. Location, location, location!

Tomatoes love bright locations where they receive 10 hours or more of sunlight. Full morning sun is always the best location, but tomatoes will do well with some afternoon sun too. As well, ensure that you have properly spaced your plants.

3. Plant tomatoes in multiple locations 

When you alternate where you plant your tomatoes, it helps to diminish the risk of soil-borne diseases such as bacterial spot and early blight. One of my favorite gardening resources, Carrots Love Tomatoes: The Secrets to Companion Planting taught me that when you plant companion plants near each other, it also...


Hillary Just Rushed to The Hospital This Time Shell Be There A While "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Dr. Duncan Double: On Being a Critical Psychiatrist "IndyWatch Feed Health"

This week on MIA Radio we interview Dr. Duncan Double. Duncan is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. He is a founder of the Critical Psychiatry Network and also runs a critical psychiatry blog. He edited the book Critical psychiatry: The limits of madness published in 2006 and has written a number of journal articles and book chapters.

We talk about Duncans experiences as a critical psychiatrist working within a bio-medically oriented profession.

In this interview we discuss:

  • How reading Freud as a teenager led Duncan to his interest in psychiatry.
  • That, early in his training, he found it difficult to take to the overly physicalist aspects of what he was expected to learn.
  • How he became interested in the work of RD Laing and Thomas Szsaz.
  • How he left his studies for a time, working with drug users in London, studying for a psychology degree and working in banking.
  • The formation of the Critical Psychiatry Network in January 1999.
  • How critical psychiatrists take a different perspective from mainstream psychiatrists who tend to believe that mental illness is a brain disease.
  • That critical psychiatrists are not so interested in arriving at a single word diagnosis, instead the focus is on understanding the person and why they have presented with the problems they have in the context of their life situation.
  • That critical psychiatrists aim to minimise the use of coercion and have been against the introduction of community treatment orders.
  • That the emphasis in treatment is on helping people improve their social situation and to be as independent as they want to be.
  • How Duncan felt about a period of suspension which arose partly because of his different practices, being less concerned about formal diagnosis and using less medication than other psychiatrists.
  • That critical psychiatry is still looking for more acceptance from the mainstream.
  • That Duncan welcomes...


The Concerned Parents Project March 17th "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Have you checked in with the people in your circle and your community: your mate, your other children, your parents, and anyone else who knows your child well? What are their thoughts about whats going on?

They may have nothing useful or productive to offer or they may have some very important insights into whats happening. Ask the people who know your child what they think might be going on. Make a special effort to check in with those people who seem the most levelheaded and whose opinions you respect the most. Is there a friend you always turn to when youre having problems? Maybe thats also the right person to chat with about your childs difficulties.

As you chat with the people in your circle, see how they come at challenges and how they conceptualize what helps. Is one quick to suggest specialists? Is another quite skeptical of the supposed expertise of mental health practitioners? Does a third have firsthand experience of what goes on in a mental health treatment facility or firsthand experience with psychiatric medication? Some of these topics may prove sensitive, so by all means tread carefully. But do courageously tread. You dont want to miss learning exactly what you need to know because you feel embarrassed about broaching what feels like an awkward subject. Even if you dont land on pertinent advice, you may discover that some inner wisdom has gotten activated, providing you with a better sense of what you want to try next.


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Gawooni Games Ecosphere Announces Decentralized, Blockchain-Based Platform "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

GAWOONI utilizes the foundational business model already established by game developers. GAWOONI is an international game developer and it has managed to create the very first ecosphere for gamers and serves both B2B as well as B2C clients.

GAWOONI is a well-known name in the Asia-Pacific region. It is well recognized in the Indian, Chinese and Indonesian markets. Its primary focus is to emerge in the South Asian and South American markets. It aims to revolutionize the gaming industry through their ecosphere for gamers which functions on the basis of the in-built tokens and coins which are currencies in the games ecosphere. This one currency can be utilized by gamers in all games and activities involved in the game. The games developed by GAWOONI and games from third parties joining the ecosystem will also be listed. Additionally, the platform will invite its users to new gaming experiences. The users can give their valuable input to new games and test them before the games are launched.

Games To Be Published By Gawooni

Two games have already been developed and they are ready to be published. The games are called Tuk Tuk Rush and Jungle Rush. Tuk Tuk Rush is set to be announced while working hand in hand with the Tourism Authority of Thailand since the country is portrayed in an interactive way in the game. The game is already being followed by loyal gamers in the industry on Facebook. More than 70,000 gamers in Thailand are keeping themselves updated with news related to a game such as date of launch and updates in the game via Facebook. The games are available on both mobiles as well as PCs. There are other games which are going to be published in the future as well. Lets get a more in-depth analysis of the games to be published.

  • Tuk Tuk Rush

A ride in a Tuk Tuk is always an unforgettable experience. Anyone who has had the privilege to visit Thailand knows these vehicles function similar to mini taxis, as it recklessly weaves through congested streets. A Tuk Tuk ride is a lot of fun and GAWOONI wanted to convey this exact excitement to its gamers through the game. In the game, the player is allowed to create a unique individual Tuk Tuk and experience the land of Thailand. As the game progresses, the player will get to discover more than 40 sites in the country of Thailand. It is probably the first time that a game is combined with an interactive travel guide.

  • Jungle Rush

Jungle Rush explores endangered animals; it is a great initiative by the developers of the game to increase the wildlife protection awareness. The game features 10 endangered species.  GAWOONI has teamed up with several animal welfare associations aro...


Punter lost 2 on unmiraculous seven-horse accumulator, announces Ladbrokes "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

A 58-year-old unemployed welder, Fred Stubbs, failed by a wide margin to get lucky at the races yesterday, when only one of the seven horses he backed in an accumulator romped home in first at Sandown Park.

Stubbss mundane bet was based on horses randomly selected from the entire card at the meeting, with the winnings reinvested on successive races. Had this happened, his 2 stake would have netted him 1.8 million. Unfortunately, only the fourth horse, Wild Outlaw, came up trumps for him, by which time it was all academic.

We like to share fairly typical stories about betting, said James Stanley, manager of the Ladbrokes shop. There are occasional instances where punters take us to the cleaners, but what we really need to publicise is the way lots of people lose relatively small amounts. We dont want to make ourselves look complete mugs, do we?

(hat-tip to Lens Cap)


Protective role of palmitoylethanolamide in contact allergic dermatitis. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Allergy. 2010 Jun 1 ;65(6):698-711. Epub 2009 Nov 11. PMID: 19909294 Abstract Title:  Protective role of palmitoylethanolamide in contact allergic dermatitis. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is an anti-inflammatory mediator that enhances the activation by anandamide (AEA) of cannabinoid receptors and transient receptor potential vanilloid type-1 (TRPV1) channels, and directly activates peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha (PPAR-alpha). In mice, 2,4-dinitrofluorobenzene (DNFB)-induced contact allergic dermatitis (CAD) in inflamed ears is partly mediated by the chemokine Monocyte Chemotactic Protein-2 (MCP-2) and accompanied by elevation of AEA levels. No datum is available on PEA regulation and role in CAD.OBJECTIVE: We examined whether PEA is produced during DNFB-induced CAD, and if it has any direct protective action in keratinocytes in vitro.METHODS: Eight- to ten-week-old female C57BL/6J wild-type and CB(1)/CB(2) double knock-out mice were used to measure PEA levels and the expression of TRPV1, PPAR-alpha receptors and enzymes responsible for PEA biosynthesis and degradation. Human keratinocytes (HaCaT) cells were stimulated with polyinosinic polycytidylic acid [poly-(I:C)], and the expression and release of MCP-2 were measured in the presence of PEA and antagonists of its proposed receptors.RESULTS: 2,4-Dinitrofluorobenzene increased ear skin PEA levels and up-regulated TRPV1, PPAR-alpha and a PEA-biosynthesizing enzyme in ear keratinocytes. In HaCaT cells, stimulation with poly-(I:C) elevated the levels of both PEA and AEA, and exogenous PEA (10 microM) inhibited poly-(I:C)-induced expression and release of MCP-2 in a way reversed by antagonism at TRPV1, but not PPAR-alpha. PEA (5-10 mg/kg, intraperitoneal) also inhibited DNFB-induced ear inflammation in mice in vivo, in a way attenuated by TRPV1 antagonism.CONCLUSIONS: We suggest that PEA is an endogenous protective agent against DNFB-induced keratinocyte inflammation and could be considered for therapeutic use against CAD.

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Tor Browser 7.5.2 is released "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Tor Browser 7.5.2 is released gk March 17, 2018

Tor Browser 7.5.2 is now available from the Tor Browser Project page and also from our distribution directory.

This release features important security updates to Firefox.


Tor Browser 7.5.2 is released


Ochit new to the forum "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Browsing around found this forum and decided to join in.


Curcumin is a natural pan-histone deacetylase inhibitor in cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Curr Pharm Des. 2017 Nov 14. Epub 2017 Nov 14. PMID: 29141538 Abstract Title:  Curcumin: a natural pan-HDAC inhibitor in cancer. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Histone deacetylases (HDACs) are a group of histone modification enzymes with pivotal role in disease pathogenesis especially in cancer development. Increased activity of certain types of HDACs and positive effects of HDAC inhibition has been shown in several types of cancers. Furthermore, few HDAC inhibitors have been approved by the FDA for cancer treatment, and this has generated interest in finding new HDAC inhibitors as potential anti-cancer agents. Curcumin, a natural polyphenol extracted from turmeric, is a safe and bioactive phytochemical with a wide range of molecular targets and pharmacological activities including promising anti-cancer properties.METHODS: A systematic literature search using appropriate keywords was made to identify articles reporting the modulatory effect of curcumin on HDACs in different types of cancer in vitro and in vivo.RESULTS: HDACs have emerged as novel targets of curcumin that their modulation may contribute to the putative anti-cancer effects of curcumin. Curcumin inhibits HDAC activity, and down-regulates the expression of HDAC types 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 11 in different cancer cell lines and mice, while the activity and expression of HDAC2 have been reported to be up-regulated by curcumin in COPD and heart failure models.CONCLUSION: Available in vitro and in vivo data are encouraging and in favor of the HDAC inhibitory activity of curcumin but clinical evidence on the efficacy of curcumin as an adjunct treatment in cancer patients is lacking.

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PR: COO of Joins a Top-Rated Smart Contract Based iGaming Project "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

COO of Joins iGaming Project

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

Truegame is about to reintroduce innovative new iGaming concepts the likes of which have never been seen before, with a unique smart contract-enabled platform. To fully develop this innovative twist to iGaming, Truegame has launched its ICO with a pre-sale that began on March 5th, 2018, prior to the general event on April 16th, 2018.

The project has a strong team of professionals on board as well as some top industrial experts from blockchain to iGaming. Recently Truegame announced about a new exciting cooperation they welcomed on board a new blockchain advisor Mate Tokay, the COO of

As the Chief Operating Officer at, Mate Tokay is without question one of Bitcoins & Bitcoin Cash most active and vocal proponents. His goal and passion is to make cryptocurrencies as popular as possible. In 2012, he graduated from the International Business School in Budapest but its only in late 2012 that Mate first heard about Bitcoin and in mid-2013 that he began bitcoin mining using custom-built ASIC miners. Later, Mate founded the highly renowned Bitcoin news and review website Bitcoinist however he has been working on building since 2015.

Mate Tokay: I am really excited about Truegame because their main goal is to improve transparency in the gambling industry. With their new blockchain tech, you can be sure that there is no cheating or manipulation whatsoever

About Truegame

TrueGame is a blockchain and smart contract based iGaming platform that sets the issue of transparency straight; blockchain technology allows for a trustworthy open registry that displays every outcome of every game which cannot be manipulated. The combinations generated from the blockchain cannot be manipulated and are completely random boiling the winni...


The New Ways to Save Crypto from a Post-Quantum World "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

However distant it may seem, powerful quantum computers have the potential to ruin cryptocurrency, and developers are already devising solutions.


Daily Bible Verse "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

All a persons ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord.

Proverbs 16:2 (NIV)


Bioactive turmerosaccharides from Curcuma longa extract have potential ameliorating effects on osteoarthritis pain. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Pharmacogn Mag. 2017 Oct ;13(Suppl 3):S623-S627. Epub 2017 Jul 18. PMID: 29142423 Abstract Title:  Bioactive Turmerosaccharides fromExtract (NR-INF-02): Potential Ameliorating Effect on Osteoarthritis Pain. Abstract:  Background: has long history of medicinal use in Ayurveda. A unique product NR-INF-02 was prepared fromthat was standardized to contain turmerosaccharides.Objective: The present study investigated the effect of turmerosaccharides rich fraction of NR-INF-02 on monosodium iodoacetate (MIA)-induced OA pain animal model that mimics human OA. Further, the analgesic effect of turmerosaccharides rich fraction was compared to turmerosaccharides less fraction of NR-INF-02.Materials and Methods: OA pain was chemically induced by intra-articular administration of single dose of 25l of 0.9% saline containing 0.3 mg MIA into the right knee of male albino Wistar rat. Turmerosaccharides rich fraction and turmerosaccharides less fraction (at 22.5, 45 and 90 mg/kg rat body weight dose levels) were administered as a single dose orally on day 5 of post-MIA injection. OA pain was measured using hind limb weight-bearing ability at 1, 3, 6, and 24 h post-test substance administration on day 5.Results: Oral administration of turmerosaccharides rich fraction and turmerosaccharides less fraction (at 45 and 90 mg/kg) although significantly decreased the OA pain at all the intervals, the effect of turmerosaccharides rich fraction (57%) on OA pain was superior to turmerosaccharides less fraction (35%).Conclusion: Bioactive turmerosaccharides fromextract contribute to the observed anti-arthritic effect in rats.SUMMARY: Osteoarthritic pain was induced by intra-articular injection of MIA into the right kneeSingle administration of TRF/TLF on day 5 resulted in dose-dependent significant reduction of OA painTRF showed better analgesic activity than TLFTRF at 45 and 90 mg/kg has similar effects on OA pain as that of tramadolTurmerosaccharides identified as bioactive constituents ofextract.MIA: Monosodium iodoacetate; Intra-articular; OA: Osteoarthritis; TRF: Turmerosaccharides rich fraction; TLF: Turmerosaccharides less fraction; PGE2: Prostaglandin E2; ROS: Reactive oxygen species.

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Large Glassware Plant in Siberia to Mine Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Large Glassware Plant in Siberia to Mine Bitcoin

The largest glass manufacturing plant in Siberia may soon start minting bitcoins. The management of the factory in Novosibirsk announced plans to invest in a mining farm. 11 million rubles will be spent in the first phase of the project to utilize surplus electricity and make use of empty spaces.

Also read: Bitmain Opens Repair Center in Russia

Electronics Jars Cryptocurrencies

The city of Novosibirsk is home to one of the largest glassware factories in Russia Ekran. It started as an electronics manufacturing facility in the USSR. In the 90s the plant survived by switching to glass production. A couple of years ago, an industrial park with the same name was set up on its premises.

Large Glassware Plant in Siberia to Mine BitcoinAlmost 200 enterprises currently based there employ close to 3,000 people. However, there are still some unoccupied spaces and unused re...


Five Mothers Arrested in Maryland Protesting Governor Hogans Support for Potomac Pipeline "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Protesters arrested at the Maryland State Capitol in Annapolis

Hogan pipeline: Five mothers arrested protesting fracked-gas plan at State House

From the Press Release of Denise Robbins and Brooke Harper; Chesapeake Climate Action Network, March 12,2018

Summary In a peaceful action called Mothers Protecting Mother Earth, five mothers from Maryland and West Virginia blocked the steps of the Maryland State House outside Governor Larry Hogans office until they were arrested to protest the Governors support for the Potomac Pipeline. Organizers also released a protest letter to Hogan from national environmental leaders and celebrities.

ANNAPOLIS, MD- Today, five mothers were arrested outside the Maryland State House during a peaceful sit-in to oppose Governor Larry Hogans support for TransCanadas proposed Potomac Pipeline for fracked gas. The action is the latest escalation against Governor Hogans plan to bring large amounts of fracked gas into and across Maryland via multiple pipelines at the expense of the environment and ratepayers.

The mothers successfully blocked the front entrance of the State House for nearly two hours before they were arrested for trespassing. As a show of support, the arrestees were joined by various speakers, including Maryland legislators Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins (D-20) and Delegate Robbyn Lewis (D-46), who spoke in support of their action without participating in the civil disobedience. The protesters will also joined in solidarity by dozens of environmental advocates who have been leading the movement to oppose the Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project.

Known as the Potomac Pipeline, this pipeline would transport fracked gas from Pennsylvania through Maryland, underneath the Potomac River, and into West Virginia for combustion. The pipeline is part of a full network of controversial fracked-gas infrastructure supported by the Governor despite his declaration of support in January for the Paris Climate Accord. New scientific data suggests that fracking is dramatically worse for the climate than previously understood.

I love my children and grandchildren, says Jean Cushman, an arrestee from Maryland. What will happen to our children when there is no clean air or clean water and more wildfires, droughts and floods? Governor Hogan can stop this pipeline and that is why I risked arrest....


Curcumin potentiates the potent antitumor activity of ACNU against glioblastoma. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Onco Targets Ther. 2017 ;10:5471-5482. Epub 2017 Nov 15. PMID: 29180881 Abstract Title:  Curcumin potentiates the potent antitumor activity of ACNU against glioblastoma by suppressing the PI3K/AKT and NF-B/COX-2 signaling pathways. Abstract:  Glioblastoma (GBM) is a highly invasive and challenging primary tumor of the central nervous system (CNS), and currently available treatments provide limited benefits to patients with this disease. Therefore, the development of novel therapeutic targets and effective treatment strategies is essential. Nimustine hydrochloride (ACNU) is widely used as the standard chemotherapeutic agent and is frequently administered together with other chemotherapeutic agents in clinical studies. Curcumin, a natural polyphenolic compound, could potentially be combined with chemotherapeutics for cancer treatment; however, there are no reports of studies where ACNU and curcumin were combined for GBM treatment, and the mechanisms underlying their activity remain poorly understood. In the present study, we investigated the effects of combined treatment with curcumin and ACNU on GBM cells and found that it significantly enhanced the inhibition of cell proliferation, colony formation, migration, and invasion. In addition, co-treatment with curcumin increased ACNU-induced apoptosis through enhancing the release of cytochrome c from the mitochondrial intermembrane space into the cytosol. Further, curcumin and ACNU acted synergistically in their antitumor effects by targeting N-cadherin/MMP2/9, PI3K/AKT, and NF-B/COX-2 signaling. These results indicate that curcumin can enhance the anti-proliferation, anti-migration, and proapoptotic activities of ACNU against GBM, and provide strong evidence that combined treatment with curcumin and ACNU has the potential to be an effective therapeutic option for GBM.

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Three Definitions of Tokenomics "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The crypto revolution may be happening in real time, but that doesn't mean that definitions, while not final, can shape our understanding today.


Curcumin is a natural modulator of immune cells in systemic lupus erythematosus. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Autoimmun Rev. 2018 Feb ;17(2):125-135. Epub 2017 Nov 24. PMID: 29180127 Abstract Title:  Curcumin: A natural modulator of immune cells in systemic lupus erythematosus. Abstract:  Curcumin is a polyphenol natural product isolated from turmeric, interacting with different cellular and molecular targets and, consequently, showing a wide range of pharmacological effects. Recent preclinical and clinical trials have revealed immunomodulatory properties of curcumin that arise from its effects on immune cells and mediators involved in the immune response, such as various T-lymphocyte subsets and dendritic cells, as well as different inflammatory cytokines. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an inflammatory, chronic autoimmune-mediated disease characterized by the presence of autoantibodies, deposition of immune complexes in various organs, recruitment of autoreactive and inflammatory T cells, and excessive levels of plasma proinflammatory cytokines. The function and numbers of dendritic cells and T cell subsets, such as T helper 1 (Th1), Th17, and regulatory T cells have been found to be significantly altered in SLE. In the present report, we reviewed the results of in vitro, experimental (pre-clinical), and clinical studies pertaining to the modulatory effects that curcumin produces on the function and numbers of dendritic cells and T cell subsets, as well as relevant cytokines that participate in SLE.

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Harbor Freight Wool Blanket "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

For those of us that are near a Harbor Freight store, there are quite a few items in their inventory that will suit us in a basic survival or grid down situation.

One thing I have learned about Harbor Freight is that most of their products are well made, long lasting, and economical,,,,,,,but there are some items that are down right junk and not worth wasting your money on. So i will be the guinea pig and buy these useful items and put them to a basic test, then put them to use in an...

Harbor Freight Wool Blanket


Neuroprotective effect of curcumin against cerebral ischemia-reperfusion. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Mol Neurosci. 2018 Jan ;64(1):129-139. Epub 2017 Dec 15. PMID: 29243061 Abstract Title:  Neuroprotective Effect of Curcumin Against Cerebral Ischemia-Reperfusion Via Mediating Autophagy and Inflammation. Abstract:  Curcumin, a polyphenolic compound extracted from Curcuma longa, has drawn attention for its effective bioactivities against ischemia-induced injury. This study aimed to evaluate the neuroprotective effect of curcumin and investigate the underlying mechanism that mediates autophagy and inflammation in an animal model of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in rats. Curcumin was delivered to Sprague Dawley male rats at a dose of 200 mg/kg curcumin by intraperitoneal injection 30 min after ischemia-reperfusion (I/R). LY294002, a specific inhibitor of the PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway, as well as anisomycin, an activator of TLR4/p38/MAPK, was administered by ventricle injection 30 min before MCAO. The same volume of saline was givenas a control. Brain infarction and neurological function were determined 24 h post-MCAO. Immunoblotting and immunofluorescence were used to detect alterations in autophagy-relevant proteins Akt, p-Akt, mTOR, p-mTOR, LC3-II, and LC3-I, and inflammation-related proteins TLR4, p-38, p-p38, and IL-1 inthe ipsilateral hemisphere. Cerebral I/R injury resulted in significant alterations of LC3-II/LC3-I, IL-1, TLR4, and p-p38. Curcumin in MCAO rats significantly improved brain damage and neurological function by upregulating p-Akt and p-mTOR and downregulating LC3-II/LC3-I, IL-1, TLR4, p-38, and p-p38. However, these protective effects against ischemia could be suppressed when LY294002 or anisomycin was included. Curcumin exerts neuroprotective effects by attenuating autophagic activities through mediating the PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway, while also suppressing an inflammatory reaction by regulatingthe TLR4/p38/MAPK pathway. Furthermore, this study indicates that curcumin could be an effective therapy for patients afflicted with ischemia.

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Adobe Achieves Record Revenue "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Adobe reported a new record revenue: Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $2.08 billion in its first quarter of fiscal year 2018, which represents 24 percent year-over-year revenue growth. Their subscription strategy seems to work even if it did upset

The post Adobe Achieves Record Revenue appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.


Cedella Marley: Laugh It Up "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Laughing at a challenging circumstance robs it of any power it might have over us, empowering us to take control of our emotional reactions.


Grandfather Cures His Cancer With Homemade Cannabis Oil "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Mike Cutler claims the cancerous cells in his liver disappeared after he began taking home-made cannabis oil.


Psychedelic Poetry On The Top Of Machu Picchu Mountain "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Last year I was privileged enough to have had the adventure of a lifetime, this adventure led me to many places from the lowlands of the jungle to the high tops of the mountains.


A review of curcumin and melanoma. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Nutr Cancer. 2018 Feb-Mar;70(2):164-175. Epub 2018 Jan 4. PMID: 29300102 Abstract Title:  Curcumin and Melanoma: From Chemistry to Medicine. Abstract:  Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer, with about 48,000 deaths each year worldwide. Growing evidence suggests that individual nutrients or dietary patterns might have important roles in the prevention of melanoma. Considering that melanoma is a potentially life-threatening cancer, novel protective and adjuvant treatments are needed to improve its prognosis. Curcumin is a bioactive substance extracted from rhizome of Curcuma longa L. Its global market is expected to grow in the next few years, especially in the pharmaceutical industry, due to its numerous physiological and pharmacological properties. For this review, we collected the available data on the protective and therapeutic role of curcumin against melanoma. We also discuss the chemistry, dietary sources, bioavailability, and metabolism of curcumin, and the mechanisms of action of its potential anticancer effects at the molecular level. Current challenges and future directions for research are also critically discussed.

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Kundalini Awakening from an African Perspective "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Kundalini energy naturally dwells within us all.


A Zen Master Explains the Art of Letting Go, And It Isnt What You Think "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Thich Naht Hanh, the Zen Buddhist master, has some interesting advice about what it means to truly let go.


Jordan Sather, Destroying the Illusion 3-16-18 Interviewing Dr. Michael Salla on Antarcticas Hidden History & Secret Space Programs "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Image links to the book

This interview may be of interest to many. Dr. Salla lives here on the Big Island and I feel his book may be an apocalypser for many in the science and related fields. There is an article on about the book, which may be purchased at Amazon.



Curcumin has the potential to induce and maintain remission in ulcerative colitis patients. "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

PMID:  Acta Med Indones. 2017 Oct ;49(4):363-368. PMID: 29348389 Abstract Title:  Efficacy of Curcumin as Adjuvant Therapy to Induce or Maintain Remission in Ulcerative Colitis Patients: an Evidence-based Clinical Review. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: treatment guidelines for ulcerative colitis (UC) not yet established. Currently, mesalazine, corticosteroids, and immunomodulators are treatment options for UC. However, they are known to have unpleaseant side effects such as nausea, vomiting, headaches, hepatitis, and male infertility. Curcumin is found in Turmeric plants (Curcuma longa L.), which possesses both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This study aimed to determine whether curcumin as adjuvant therapy can induce or maintain remission in UC patients.METHODS: structured search in three database (Cochrane, PubMed, Proquest) using"Curcumin","remission"and"Ulcerative Colitis"as keywords. Inclusion criteria is randomized controlled trials (RCTs), meta-analysis, or systematic review using curcumin as adjuvant therapy in adult UC patients.RESULTS: we found 49 articles. After exclusion, three RCTs were reviewed; two examined curcumin efficacy to induce remission and one for remision maintenance in UC. Curcumin was significantly more effective than placebo in all RCTs. The efficacy of curcumin could be explained by its anti-inflammatory properties, which inhibit NF-kB pathway. Regulation of oxidant/anti-oxidant balance can modify the release of cytokines. However, methods varied between RCTs. Therefore, they cannot be compared objectively. Futhermore, the sample size were small (n= 50, 45, 89) therefore the statistical power was not enough to generate representative results in all UC patients.CONCLUSION: Available evidence showed that curcumin has the potential to induce and maintain remission in UC patients with no serious side effects. However, further studies with larger sample size are needed to recommend it as adjuvant therapy of ulcerative colitis.

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US Economic Report Dedicates a Whole Chapter on Cryptocurrencies "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

US Economic Report Dedicates a Whole Chapter on Cryptocurrencies

The 2018 Economic Report for the President has recently been published with a whole chapter dedicated to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum, and the future of blockchain regulation.

Also Read: Coinbase Granted E-Money License by UKs Financial Conduct Authority

New Innovations and Markets Presents Americas Regulatory and Legislative Institutions With Unique Challenges

Every year the U.S. Congress publishes an economic report that discusses a variety of subjects that affect the economy such as technology, opioid abuse, employment rates, and the stock market. This years 2018 Economic Report features a whole chapter focused on bitcoin, initial coin offerings (ICOs), and blockchain technology. Chapter nine is called, Building a secure future, one blockchain at a time. The congressional study takes note that last year cryptocurrencies had entered a mainstream awareness phase.       

Blockchain technology providing cybersecurity and many other potential benefitsbroke into the mainstream in 2017 driven by widespread interest and surging valuations in digital currencies such as bitcoin and ethereum, explains the report.

These new innovations and markets presented Americas regulatory and legislative institutions with unique challenges as well as technology that could revolutionize the worlds digital landscape and economy.



A review of the use of curcumin in psoriasis. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Open Access Maced J Med Sci. 2018 Jan 25 ;6(1):218-220. Epub 2018 Jan 21. PMID: 29484027 Abstract Title:  Use of Curcumin in Psoriasis. Abstract:  Curcumin is a polyphenol derived from the golden spice turmeric, which is widely used for different purposes, such as culinary spice and alimentary addictive, make - up and, finally, as a natural product for the treatment of different diseases, especially for the chronic inflammatory ones. Recently, curcumin has been proposed as a valid and safe therapeutic option for psoriasis.

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What are we missing "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Anyone else get the feeling the recent events are a distraction?


Curcumin suppressed the prostate cancer by inhibiting JNK pathways via epigenetic regulation. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Biochem Mol Toxicol. 2018 Feb 27. Epub 2018 Feb 27. PMID: 29485738 Abstract Title:  Curcumin suppressed the prostate cancer by inhibiting JNK pathways via epigenetic regulation. Abstract:  Curcumin is a component of turmeric and is isolated from the rhizomes of the plant Curcuma longa. Curcumin was reported to have therapeutic effects on prostate cancer. Yet the molecular mechanism of curcumin remains unclear. In this study, mouse prostate cancer xenograft model was established and subjected to curcumin treatment. GST-c-Jun pull down kinase assays were performed to study the phospho-c-Jun level. Cell Counting Kit-8 assay kit was utilized to detect the cell viability. Immunoblotting and qRT-PCR were performed for target gene expression analysis. Curcumin inhibited growth of prostate cancer in vivo as well as promoted apoptosis of LNCaP cells in vitro. Curcumin inhibited JNK pathway and repressed H3K4me3 in LNCaP cells. Combined use of curcumin and JQ-1 inhibited the prostate cancer efficiently. In conclusion, curcumin inhibits JNK pathway and plays a role in epigenetic regulation of prostate cancer cells by repressing H3K4me3.

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The revenge of the pecuniary externalities on cryptocurrencies "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The town of Plattsburgh, New York, has become the first in the US to place a moratorium on cryptocurrency mining. Its not an outright ban, at least not yet it doesnt affect miners currently operating in the city, just new ones looking to set up shop, and its only in place for 18 months.

Why Plattsburgh, New York? Its simple: the small town has the cheapest electricity in the world, as Mayor Colin Read told Motherboard. Mining involves using high powered computers to solve complex problems, and thus be rewarded with cryptocurrency. It generates a lot of heat and uses an inordinate amount of electricity. It makes sense that these mining enterprises would look for places with inexpensive electricity. The problem is that its resulted in higher electric bills for everyone else in the town.

Here is the full story, via the excellent Samir Varma.

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Q JOHN PERRY BARLOW -@snowden -AARON SHWARTZ Connection "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Q JOHN PERRY BARLOW -@snowden -AARON SHWARTZ Connection "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Finally Jeff SESSION wakes up!! Shocks Andrew McCabe with Sack letter . "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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The use of curcumin may be a promising therapeutic approach to the treatment of patients with pancreatic cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Int J Oncol. 2018 Mar 1. Epub 2018 Mar 1. PMID: 29512729 Abstract Title:  Curcumin inhibits superoxide dismutase-induced epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition via the PI3K/Akt/NF-B pathway in pancreatic cancer cells. Abstract:  Curcumin is a natural polyphenol compound derived from turmeric. It possesses multiple pharmacological properties, including antioxidant, anti-inammatory and anti-tumor progression properties. Our recent study demonstrated that superoxide dismutase (SOD)-dependent production of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) promoted the invasive and migratory activity of pancreatic cancer cells. However, whether curcumin suppresses SOD-induced cancer progression and the related mechanisms remains unclear. Since epithelialto-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays a key role in tumor metastasis, the aim of the present study was to examine whether curcumin intervenes with SOD-induced EMT in pancreatic cancer and the underlying mechanism. The human pancreaticcancer cells BxPC-3 and Panc-1 were exposed to SOD in the presence or absence of curcumin, catalase (CAT, a scavenger of H2O2), or LY 294002 [a phosphoinositide-3 kinase (PI3K) inhibitor]. Intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) and H2O2 were evaluated by 2,7-dichlorodihydrouorecein diacetate and H2O2 assay, respectively. The activation of p-Akt and p-nuclear factor (NF)-B were examined by western blotting. The migratory and invasive abilities of pancreatic cancer cells were tested by the wound healing and Transwell invasion assays. The expression of E-cadherin, N-cadherin and vimentin (EMT-related genes) were measured by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting at the mRNA and protein levels, respectively. The findings of the present study demonstrated that curcumin decreased SOD-induced production of ROS and H2O2 in BxPC-3 and Panc-1cells. Curcumin was able to suppress SOD-induced invasion and migration, and it also regulated the expression of the abovementioned EMT-related genes and cell morphology. SOD-induced cell invasion was also inhibited by catalase and LY 294002. Furthermore, the levels of p-Akt and p-NF-B caused by SOD could be offset by treatment with curcumin and LY 294002. To summarize, these results demonstrated that curcumin was able to prevent SOD-driven H2O2-induced pancreatic cancer metastasis by blocking the PI3K/Akt/NF-B signaling pathway. The use of curcumin to inhibit the H2O2/Akt/NF-B axis may be a promising therapeutic approach to the treatment of patients with pancreatic cancer.

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Prophylactic use of an aloe vera-based cream-based cream is thus effective in delaying radiation dermatitis in head and neck cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Medicines (Basel). 2017 Jun 24 ;4(3). Epub 2017 Jun 24. PMID: 28930258 Abstract Title:  An Aloe Vera-Based Cosmeceutical Cream Delays and Mitigates Ionizing Radiation-Induced Dermatitis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Undergoing Curative Radiotherapy: A Clinical Study. Abstract:  This study was planned to evaluate the efficacy of topical application of an-based cream (AVC) for the prevention of ionizing radiation (X ray)-induced dermatitis in head and neck cancer patients requiring therapeutic radiation treatment (>62 Gy).From July 2012 to December 2012, a total of 60 head and neck cancer patients requiring curative radiotherapy (RT) of more than 66 Gy were prospectively enrolled and treated with AVC or a comparator Johnson's Baby Oil (JBO). Acute skin reaction was monitored and classified according to the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) four-point rating scale on a weekly basis.The results indicate that there was a statistically significant delay in the incidence (= 0.04) of dermatitis at week three in the AVC application group. Application of AVC reduced the incidence of Grade 1, 2, and 3 dermatitis at subsequent time points, while Grade 4 dermatitis was not seen in either cohort. The other most important observation was that the continued application of AVC two weeks after the completion of RT was effective in reducing the average grade of dermatitis and was statistically significant (

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Bittorrent Client Joystream Aims to Go Live on Bitcoin Cash Mainnet "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bittorrent Client Joystream Aims to Go Live on Bitcoin Cash Mainnet

This week the cryptocurrency-infused Bittorrent client, Joystream, has announced the streaming platform will go live on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) mainnet within days.

Also read: Crypto Influencers Is a Whos Who of Crypto Twitter

Joystream Plans to Go Live on Bitcoin Cash Mainnet in Days

JoystreamBittorrent Client Joystream Aims to Go Live on Bitcoin Cash Mainnet is a Bittorrent application that offers rewards for downloading and seeding torrent files. The startup was founded by Dr. Bedeho Mender, and the development team first launched its alpha clients back 2015. The original Bittorrent software enables peer-to-peer file sharing, but Joystream hopes micropayment incentives for sharing files and bandwidth can help create a more robust torrenting atmosphere. Dr. Mender told back in 2015 that for cryptocurrencies like bitcoin to have value they should be distributed widely.     

For transferable proof of work tokens to have value, they must have monetary value To have monetary value, they must be transferred within a very large network, the founder of Joystream explained.

Now the company has revea...


Diallyl disulfide could be a promising anticancer agent for anti-metastatic treatment of esophageal-gastric junction adenocarcinoma in the future. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Oncol Rep. 2018 Feb ;39(2):784-794. Epub 2017 Nov 27. PMID: 29207122 Abstract Title:  Diallyl disulfide inhibits the metastasis of type esophagealgastric junction adenocarcinoma cells via NF-B and PI3K/AKT signaling pathways in vitro. Abstract:  Esophageal-gastric junction adenocarcinoma (AEG) is an aggressive tumor with high incidence and dismal prognosis worldwide. Despite significant advances in therapeutic strategies, the 5-year survival rate still remains low. Diallyl disulfide (DADS), which is one of the major volatile components isolated from garlic, has been shown to have multi-targeted antitumor activities in a variety of cancer cells. However, the exact anti-metastatic effects and underlying molecular mechanisms of DADS in AEG have not been elucidated. The present study demonstrated that DADS inhibited cell viability of OE19 cells with low cytotoxicity to healthy hepatocytes, L02 cells, in vitro. Non-toxic doses of DADS were 10 g/ml for a 24-h treatment. Our data showed that these non-toxic doses of DADS were found to block the metastasis of OE19 cells by suppressing MMPs, increasing u-PA and TIMPs, as well as altering the balance of MMPs/TIMPs, which at least in part resultedfrom the suppression of NF-B and PI3K/AKT signaling pathways. The present study provides a previously neglected insight into the investigation of DADS in suppressing tumor metastasis and its underlying molecular mechanisms in vitro. Hence, DADS could be a promising anticancer agent for anti-metastatic treatment of AEG in the future.

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Hiking on the hills in eastern Oregon on a cloudy spring day. "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Hiking on the hills in eastern Oregon on a cloudy spring day.


I spent an evening driving around the saddle on Coburg ridge. Some sunlight coming through a row of trees. "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

I spent an evening driving around the saddle on Coburg ridge. Some sunlight coming through a row of trees.


Major $3 Billion Discount Airline AirAsia Mulls ICO "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Discount airline AirAsia is mulling an initial coin offering (ICO) to help finance its expansion into the financial services industry. $3 Billion Discount Airline AirAsia Mulls ICO Speaking with TechCrunch, AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes laid out a plan for the $3 billion company to develop a proprietary cryptocurrency that could replace its current Big Loyalty Continued

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Manuka honey exhibited greater antibacterial activity against ESBL-producing E. coli than garlic extract. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Oct 1 ;111(10):472-478. PMID: 29373742 Abstract Title:  Single and joint antibacterial activity of aqueous garlic extract and Manuka honey on extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli. Abstract:  Background: Multidrug resistance and recent technological advances have renewed interest in natural product drug discovery from ancient remedies such as Allium sativum (garlic) and honey. This study assessed antibacterial activity of aqueous garlic extract (AGE) and Manuka honey on extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli.Methods: Thirty clinical isolates of E. coli were collected and screened for ESBL production by double-disc synergy test. Single and joint antibacterial activity of AGE and Manuka honey against ESBL-producing E. coli were determined by agar well dilution and checkerboard methods, respectively.Results: Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) of AGE ranged from 125-250 mg/mL and 250-500 mg/mL, respectively. MIC and MBC of Manuka honey ranged from 12.5-25% v/v and 25-50% v/v, respectively. The combination of AGE and Manuka honey exhibited different effects on selected ESBL-producing E. coli; synergism (1/4H+1/16G), additive (1/8H+1/2G, 1/2H+1/16G), indifference (1/16H+MICG, MICH+1/16G, 2MICH+1/32G) and antagonism (4MICH+1/32G).Conclusions: Manuka honey exhibited greater antibacterial activity against ESBL-producing E. coli than AGE. Antibacterial activity, and the interaction of AGE and Manuka honey against ESBL-producing E. coli are dependent on their concentration. Studies assessing antibacterial activity of potent phytochemicals in AGE and honey would provide insights to mechanisms of interaction for development of new drug leads.

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Irish Prime Minister Visits Choctaw Nation to Thank Them for Famine Donation Made 171 Years Ago "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Prime Minister Leo Varadkar addresses leadership of the Choctaw Nation and other dignitaries on Monday, March 12 in Durant.

Published March 17, 2018

DURANT, OKLAHOMA History was made for the Choctaw Nation on Monday March 12, 2018 when Prime Minister of Ireland Leo Varadkar arrived in Durant. Varadkar is on a week-long tour of the United States, a trip annually made by the Taoiseach, or Prime Minister, near St. Patricks Day.

We consider it a great honor, said Chief Batton about the visit. Chief Batton spoke about the Choctaw Nation representatives that attended the dedication of Kindred Spirits, an original sculpture unveiled in Cork, Ireland last summer. The artwork represented the bond between the Choctaw Nation and Ireland. Our nations have shared a similar history of tragedy, perseverance and strength, he said. We have a kindred spirit.

Taoiseach Varadkar noted that this was his first visit to the Choctaw Nation since taking office in 2017. His opening remarks to those present were spoken in Choctaw, which greatly pleased the largely Choctaw audience.

About their shared history, Taoiseach Varadkar said, it is a sacred memory, a sacred bond.

The Irish delegation was greeted by Chief Batton, Assistant Chief Jack Austin Jr., the Choctaw Tribal Council, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma Brian Kuester, James Dempsey of U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullins office; President of Southeastern Oklahoma State University Sean Burrage, officials from Bryan County and the City of Durant, including Mayor Jerry Tomlinson. Also in attendance was Gov. Mary Fallin who said, I am here in support of the Choctaw Nation and the people of Oklahoma.

The welcome ceremony was held at the Choctaw RV Park Center, located north of the Choctaw Casino Resort Durant, a fitting location as Varadkar, before becoming Prime Minister had served as Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport.

The 12 members of the Irish delegation included Dan Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States and Adrian Farrell, Consul General of Ireland to U.S. Southwest.

Varadkars father is Indian and his mother is Irish. He studied to be a medical doctor and was a general practitioner before entering politics. He has ser...


Man Reunites With Beloved Cat Who Went Missing 14 Years Ago "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A lot can change in 14 years, but some things never do like the love shared between two old friends.

In 2004, Perry Martin was living on the coast of Florida when the state was hit by Hurricane Jeanne, the deadliest storm that year. Amid the chaos and confusion, Martin lost someone very dear to him his cherished cat, named Thomas Jr., or T-2 for short. The then-4-year-old cat had escaped from home and was nowhere to be seen.

"I was devastated," Martin told The Dodo. "I looked everywhere for him. I had neighbors looking for him. I spent all of my free time just looking."

As time passed with still no sight of T-2, Martin resigned himself to the notion that his cat was really gone forever.

But he was wrong.

Credit: Perry Martin

More than a decade had passed since then, but Martin never forgot about his beloved pet, whom he never tried to replace with another cat. He knew that even if T-2 had managed to survive the aftermath of the storm, he'd be well into his golden years at age 18. For Martin, that seemed unlikely.

"I was sure he must have passed away," he said.

But then, just last week, Martin got a call he never expected. It was from his cat's old veterinarian. A stray cat had been rescued from the streets, and he had a microchip

"They said, Perry, what would you say if I told you somebody found T-2? I said, Well, Id probably tell you that youre crazy.' She says, Well, the humane society has him. We verified it with his microchip."

Martin, suspecting that there had been some mistake, drove to the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast just in case.

"I didnt believe it. After 14 years?" Martin said. "But it was him. As soon as I saw his face, I knew it was him."

T-2 seemed to know who Martin was, too; his old friend whom he'd become separated from 14 years earlier. Now, they were finally reunited.

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What To Do If You Think You Might Need To Rehome Your Pet "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

No animal lover ever imagines having to give up their beloved pet. But sometimes unexpected circumstances arise, whether it be financial difficulties or declining health (yours or your pets), that can leave pet parents facing an incredibly difficult decision when it comes to the dog or cat they love.

Credit: Instagram/ASPCA

Its easy to assume that if someone is trying to find a new home for a pet, the decision was an easy one but thats rarely the case, notes Colleen Doherty, senior director of the ASPCAs community engagement program. Many times, pet owners who are forced to rehome a pet can feel like there are no alternatives.

One major misconception about giving up a pet is that the pet parents no longer care about their pet, which is often not true, Doherty told The Dodo. In many cases, pet owners who rehomed their pet because of cost or housing issues would have kept their pet if they had access to resources.

When faced with these issues, its important for pet parents to examine all the options and resources available. Heres what you need to know before moving forward with finding your dog or cat the best new home.

Why do people rehome pets?

Credit: Instagram/ASPCA

Pet rehoming is, unfortunately, fairly common. According to research conducted by the ASPCA, and published in the Open Journal of Animal Sciences, more than one million households in the U.S. rehome their pets each year.
Most families ar...


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This Shelter Just Adopted Out All Its Animals For The First Time "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Something historic just happened at the Harrison County Animal Control Shelter in Indiana.

For the first time in the shelter's 13 years of operation, things are quiet at the small shelter. The pitter-patter of paws in the dog kennels has gone still; there is no purring or meows to be heard from the rows of cat cages.

Silence has never sounded so good. Why? It means all the pets found a home.

Here's how the shelter announced the good news.

Credit: Facebook/Harrison County Animal Control Shelter

The good news has gone viral.

On Facebook, hundreds of people liked and shared the shelter's post; tens of thousands more signaled their approval on Reddit. And the participation of people online is actually a big reason why the shelter was emptied.

"We attribute our adoption success to the social media community," shelter office manager Amber Brewer told The Dodo.

As the shelter posts about available pets, and those who might be lost, folks following on Facebook forward them along to friends and family a small act that can go a long way.

"Their posts on social media are instrumental in maximizing the visibility of every animal, from those available for adoption, to stray animals getting reunited with their families," Brewer said. "They truly make a huge difference."

Indeed, for people who can't adopt for whatever reason, every share counts when it can help a pet in need. After all, the shelter likely won't stay empty long.


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NEO, EOS, LTC, Monero, Lumens: Technical Analysis March 17, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Be it a brief altcoins recovery or not, this is exactly what the cryptocurrency market needs. From Lumens, NEO, LTC, Monero and even EOS, there is reliever and a pause of this relentless bear pressure.

Our focus today goes to Lumens and while it is generally bearish, the response at $0.20 or the 78.6% Fibonacci retracement level has been awesome.

Lets have a look at these charts:

XLM/USD (Lumens)

Lumens Technical AnalysisXLM/USD Bittrex 4HR Chart for March 17, 2018

While there is obvious reaction at around $0.20, Lumens swing sellers can literally pull off their short plug and what for a rebound of prices. Referring to yesterdays forecast, our sell zone is set at or around recent highs of $0.30.

If prices do react and strong bear candlestick prints in the direction of the bearish break out pattern clear in the weekly chart then we can proceed with our previous projection and load shorts.

Otherwise, as we can see, $0.20 is important and being the 78.6% Fibonacci retracement level anchoring on this digital assets high low. I mean, with the accumulation and higher highs relative to the lower BB as visible in the 4HR chart, this level can as well be a perfect bull spring board.

However, before we draw conclusions, lets wait and see what price action has.

XMR/USD (Monero)



The nephrotoxic effect of cisplatin was diminished by the antioxidant effect of astaxanthin. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biomed Pharmacother. 2018 Apr ;100:575-582. Epub 2018 Feb 26. PMID: 29494988 Abstract Title:  The protective effect of astaxanthin against cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. Abstract:  PURPOSE: The aim of this experimental study was to investigate the antioxidant effects of astaxanthin against cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats.METHODS: Forty-eight male Sprague-Dawley rats weighing 264.837.39g were randomly divided into six groups of eight animals each. These were constituted as control, olive oil control, astaxanthin control, cisplatin control, 16mg/kg cisplatin&25mg/kg astaxanthin and 16mg/kg cisplatin&75mg/kg astaxanthin groups. Biochemical evaluation was performed by measuring blood urea nitrogen, serum creatinine, total oxidant status and total antioxidant status. Renal corpuscle, proximal and distal tubules areas (m) were calculated for histopathological evaluation, and Caspase-3 staining was performed for immunohistochemical evaluation.RESULTS: Cisplatin reduced total antioxidant status levels and increased blood urea nitrogen, serum creatinine, total oxidant status, and Caspase-3 levels. It also caused dilatation, vacuolization, and loss of tubular epithelial cells in the proximal and distal tubules, and glomerular degeneration and edema were determined in kidney tissue (p

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Astaxanthin and sesamin supplementation may be a candidate to promote recovery from mental fatigue. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Nutrients. 2018 Feb 28 ;10(3). Epub 2018 Feb 28. PMID: 29495607 Abstract Title:  Effects of Dietary Supplementation of Astaxanthin and Sesamin on Daily Fatigue: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Two-Way Crossover Study. Abstract:  Severe fatigue can negatively affect quality of life, and oxidative stress may play a role in its mechanism. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of dietary supplementation of astaxanthin and sesamin (AS), strong food-derived antioxidants, on fatigue. Twenty-four healthy volunteers were supplemented with AS and placebo, each for four weeks. After each supplementation period, participants underwent tasks inducing mental and physical fatigue (visual display terminal task and ergometer task, respectively). Subjective fatigue was evaluated using a visual analogue scale during and after the mental and physical tasks, and daily subjective fatigue was evaluated by the Chalder fatigue questionnaire. Secondary outcomes included other subjective feelings, work efficiency, autonomic nerve activity, levels of an oxidative stress marker (plasma phosphatidylcholine hydroperoxide (PCOOH)) and safety. AS supplementation was associated with significantly improved recovery from mental fatigue compared with placebo. Increased PCOOH levels during mental and physical tasks were attenuated by AS supplementation. No differences between AS and placebo were detected in secondary outcomes, and no adverse effects of AS supplementation were observed. In conclusion, AS supplementation may be a candidate to promote recovery from mental fatigue which is experienced by many healthy people.

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Scared, Bald Puppy Grows Up To Be The Fluffiest Dog "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When Karla Solis saw a terrified animal trembling beneath a car in Tijuana, Mexico, naked and starving, she knew she had to help.

After several attempts, she managed to coax the frightened creature out into the August sun, where the dog looked almost as if he had turned to stone.

Credit: Becky Moder

Solis could see the damage that severe mange and other tick-borne infections had wreaked on his inflamed skin. His pelvic bones were visible, sticking out of his weak 40-pound frame, half of what would be considered healthy for his breed.

Credit: Becky Moder

At the vet, she discovered that in addition to severe mange and Ehrlichia (a tick-borne illness), the stray had an unknown mass in his abdomen. Solis contacted rescuer Becky Moder, who works with neglected animals in Mexico and transports them to shelters in the U.S., to help raise donations for the dogs extensive medical treatment.

Credit: Becky Moder

Shy, scared and quiet, the 5-year-old pup had clearly been through so much. His rescuers knew it would be a miracle if he could pull through.

When funds came up short, Moder refused to give up and paid for nearly half of the vet costs herself.



Astaxanthin is neuroprotective in an aged mouse model of Parkinson's disease. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Oncotarget. 2018 Feb 13 ;9(12):10388-10401. Epub 2017 Dec 28. PMID: 29535814 Abstract Title:  Astaxanthin is neuroprotective in an aged mouse model of Parkinson's disease. Abstract:  Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder and prevalence increases with age. Normal physiological changes that occur during the aging process reflect the pathological characteristics of Parkinson's disease. It is also recognized that age related changes significantly interact with the pathological mechanisms that underlie the neurodegeneration in PD and perpetuate the disease process. Despite the fact that aging is considered to be a primary risk factor for developing PD, the use of aged animal models are still under-utilized in pre-clinical research, thus reducing the translatability of experimental findings. Here, we use a natural compound astaxanthin (AXT) with multiple biological activities to attenuate neurotoxicity in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease in both young and aged mice. We observed that AXT preserved neurons in the substantia nigra of both young and aged mice that were exposed to the MPTP neurotoxin. However, AXT was less efficacious in the aged animals, as AXT was not able to protect against the MPTP induced loss of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) throughout the aged nigro-striatal circuit. This disparity in the neuroprotective effect of AXT suggests that aging is a critical factor to consider during the development of novel therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases and should be more rigorously evaluated in preclinical models.

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GMOs Revealed "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

GMOs Revealed is a nine-part documentary series featuring more than 20 top experts in the field, including yours truly. In Episode 1, above, youll hear from Dr. Zach Bush, whose triple-board certification includes expertise in internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, Vani Hari, blogger and founder of, and Gunnar Lovelace, CEO of Thrive Market, an online non-GMO food store.

While genetically modified organisms (GMOS), and the pesticides that go along with them, are touted as the solution to feed the world, the reality is a far cry from this industry-spread ideal. In reality, 86 percent of the value of U.S. agricultural exports in 2015 went to 20 destinations with low numbers of hungry people and high rates of human development scores.1 The top recipient? Canada.

In 2013 as well, U.S. farms contributed only 2.3 percent of the food supply to the countries with the most starving people.2 Such countries, unbeknownst to many Americans, actually produce most of their own food already. What they need is not for the U.S. to step up its production of genetically engineered (GE) corn and soy, but to be given resources to distribute and increase access to food while helping local farmers to earn a good living.

Further, as Bush stated, If we took GMOs off the market today, we would still be feeding the world with the same inefficacy that we are today. We have starvation. We have the biggest famine in human history happening over in sub-Saharan Africa right now. However, the problem with GMOs is one much larger than failed promises or misguided expectations.

Instead, its a form of technology that threatens human health, the environment and the very food supply we depend on. At the foundation, GMOs Revealed seeks to answer a question thats relevant to all of us:

What if the desire to use technology to enhance our world and save lives has evolved into a lust that, when paired with corporate greed and politics, becomes a catastrophic mass experiment that harms you and your family? Genetically modified foods, also known as GMOs, represent one of the most controversial issues in the world today. What is more vital to humanity, to each of us, than our food supply?

The Not-so-Green Revolution

As Bush explains, many of the problems with industrialized agriculture be...

Can Your Eyes Reveal Health Problems? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

Because dozens of diseases and illnesses are known to show symptoms in your eyes, ophthalmologists and optometrists are often among the first to help you recognize certain medical conditions.1 An internal study of 120,000 patients by insurance company VSP Vision Care highlights the value of vision care. Their data suggests an eye exam was the first indicator of problems in:2

  • 62 percent of imbalanced cholesterol cases
  • 39 percent of high blood pressure cases
  • 34 percent of diabetes cases

If you are unsure what your body might be trying to tell you with respect to changes in your eye health and vision, youll want to continue reading. While your eyes may be a window to your soul, they can also reveal health problems elsewhere in your body.

Changes in Blood Vessels Within Your Eyes Can Predict Future Memory Loss

A new study published in the medical journal Neurology3 once again links your eye health to the potential future risk of memory loss. As reported by CNN Health,4 the study suggests small changes in the blood vessels within your eyes at age 60 can predict your likelihood of experiencing cognitive decline during the next few decades of life.

Because the very small blood vessels in your brain are unable to be seen using standard brain imaging techniques, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), researchers hypothesized studying blood vessels in the eye might provide clues about whats happening in the brain. 

Prior studies have already affirmed that diseases of your vascular system put you at increased risk of cognitive impairment as you age. The current study tracked 12,317 men and women aged 50 to 73 over a 20-year period to test the hypothesis that retinal vascular signs are strongly associated with cognitive decline.5

At the onset, participants were evaluated for their memory and thinking skills. Two additional rounds of tests occurred during the next 20 years. Three years into the study, researchers used a special camera to take photos of each persons retina, thereby providing a snapshot of what is going on in the microvasculature in the eye....


Astaxanthin could be effective in preventing multiple sclerosis. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Bratisl Lek Listy. 2018 ;119(3):160-166. PMID: 29536745 Abstract Title:  Astaxanthin effectiveness in preventing multiple sclerosis in animal model. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to reveal the effect of therapeutic and prophylactic potential of astaxanthin in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) as an acceptable model for the study of multiple sclerosis (MS).BACKGROUND: Astaxanthin has powerful antioxidant activities as well as several essential biological functions while multiple sclerosis prevention is highly regarded by researchers.METHODS: The astaxanthin potential in prevention of multiple sclerosis was examined in the chronic model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) by using female C57BL/6 mice induced with oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG). Splenocytes were assessed to measure the levels of proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines, proliferation rate and FoxP3+Treg cell frequency. Immunohistochemical examinations were performed on spinal cord and brain tissue.RESULTS: Astaxanthin reduced splenocytes proliferation index and proinflammatory cytokine levels, and vice versa increased the anti-inflammatory cytokine levels. Immunohistochemical studies of the spinal cord and brain showed that the infiltration with inflammatory cells was highly confined in the central nervous system. Protective effects of astaxanthin were visible by assigning low score recording in clinical behavior and disease severity.CONCLUSION: Astaxanthin is a powerful tool for intervention in EAE on a model of multiple sclerosis, so it can be studied further to prevent and treat MS (Tab. 2, Fig. 3, Ref. 41).

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Who Says Vaccines Are Safe? Not When They Shed The Very Diseases They Are Supposed To Prevent! "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Theres nothing like the past, which to learn from, for the future.

The New York Daily News reported on March 21, 2009 a vaccine story that should have had the vaccine industry, health officials, consumers, and parents especially, concerned.

Dominick Tenuto, of Staten Island, New York, contracted paralytic polio from changing his baby daughters diapers after she had been vaccinated with the Lederle Laboratories vaccine Orimune!

The process by which that unfortunate adverse health incident occurred is known as, and called, shedding.

Scientific evidence demonstrates that individuals vaccinated with live virus vaccines such as MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), rotavirus, chicken pox, shingles and influenza can shed the virus for many weeks or months afterwards and infect the vaccinated and unvaccinated alike.


What is shedding a virus?

Viral shedding refers to the expulsion and release of virus progeny following successful reproduction during a host-cell infection. Once replication has been completed and the host cell is exhausted of all resources in making viral progeny, the viruses may begin to leave the cell by several methods.


Mr. Tenuto told the New York Daily NewsIt was a long legal fight and we finally prevailed. Guess what the jury awarded? $22.5 MILLION! Now, can you see why vaccines had to become liability-proof for the pharmaceutical and vaccine industry? Vaccine damages are true crimes against humanity with get out of jail free cards provided to the vaccine industry courtesy of the U.S. Congress!

Furthermore, according to the NY Daily News,

The jury determined that the Orimune vaccine his daughter, Diana, received was unreasonably dangerous and that drugmaker Lederle...


Data Reveals the Reasons Behind Bitcoins Big Dip "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Data Reveals the Reasons Behind Bitcoins Big Dip

As everyone knows, bitcoin has dropped roughly three-fold from its December peak. At the height of the mania it touched $20,000 but has since fallen to as low as $6,000. The question of what caused the great decline is one that most bitcoiners have an opinion on. In a bid to settle the matter once and for all, Chainalysis has pored over the data to determine what happened.

Also read: South Korea Planning to Formally Allow ICOs

Bitcoin and the Bottomless Dip

Chainalysis is a respected research team whose data scientists and blockchain analysts have previously claimed to have worked out where Mt Gox missing bitcoins wound up. In The Great Bitcoin Price Dip: Its Causes and a Way Forward, Chainalysis turns its attention to BTC price action over the past three months. A lot of whats in the report could have been deduced without glancing at a graph, but its interesting to see these observations backed by evidence.

According to Chainalysis, bitcoins big sell-off was a result of Regulatory news driving trading volumes and a peak of positive sentiment pushing price; and a lack of fundamentals resulting in herding behaviour across increasingly correlated exchanges and cryptocurrencies. Basically, were all just a bunch of herd animals driven by our emotions, and when one of...


New Music Festival To Celebrate Sounds Of Promoters Explaining Lack Of Female Artists "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

 LEROY PERCIVAL | Music Editor | CONTACT October 24th will see a radical new music festival for all Australian industry heads.  Aimed at punters who love hearing all the classic excuses from yesteryear, Blokevibes 2018 has been flagged as the premier music festival designed for curators of other music festivals to get together and check out all sorts of awesome []

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Anthocyanins from black carrot were found to be effective to control diabetes. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Med Chem. 2018 Feb 28. Epub 2018 Feb 28. PMID: 29493459 Abstract Title:  Anti-diabetic phenolic compounds of black carrot (Daucus carota subspecies sativus var. atrorubens Alef.) inhibit enzymes of glucose metabolism: An in silico and in vitro validation. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Black carrot is known to be effective against Type 2 diabetes. The phenolic compounds present in black carrot are responsible for this property, but limited information was available about the mechanism of action and target enzymes.OBJECTIVE: The present study aims at understanding molecular interactions of phenolic compounds of black carrot with enzymes involved in glucose metabolism in human to identify the potential inhibitor that can be used as candidate drug molecule to control diabetes.METHOD: In vitro assay for inhibition of-amylase, -glucosidase and DPP-IV was carried out using black carrot purified extract and the standard inhibitor acarbose and vildagliptin recpectively. The inhibition activity of selected phenolic compounds was also studied by in silico docking with all these three enzymes for the proper understanding of interactions. Encapsulation of purified black carrot extract was also carried out.RESULTS: In in vitro IC50 value of purified extract was found better than standard inhibitor acarbose for-amylase and -glucosidase, and vildagliptin for DPP-IV. Similarly, docking scores of few anthocyanin molecules were found higher than their respective inhibitors suggesting more effective inhibition. Among anthocyanin molecules of black carrot, cyanidin 3-xylosyl galactoside was found to be potential drug to inhibit these enzymes whereas Dipeptidyl peptidase IV was identified as the best target to control diabetes with anthocyanins of black carrot.CONCLUSION: Anthocyanins from black carrot were found to be effective to control diabetes and very first time we propose that Cyaniding 3-xylosyl galactoside is the best potential molecule for inhibiting enzymes involved in glucose metabolism. The study also shows the encapsulation of anthocyanin compounds using-cyclodextrin.

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Why You Are A King And How The Vatican Tricks You To Surrender Your Crown "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Pao Chang, author of Guest writer, Every man (male or female) was born with natural rights and the power to sovereignly choose to be a king. Sadly, the so-called leaders of mankind lack motivation to support an education system that teaches people how to exercise their natural rights and think, act and []

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A new glycoprotein SPG-8700 isolated from sweet potato with potential anti-cancer activity against colon cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Nat Prod Res. 2018 Mar 12:1-7. Epub 2018 Mar 12. PMID: 29527942 Abstract Title:  A new glycoprotein SPG-8700 isolated from sweet potato with potential anti-cancer activity against colon cancer. Abstract:  A new small molecule glycoprotein SPG-8700 with potential anti-colorectal cancer activity was firstly separated by tracking of bioactivity from a new sweet potato variety Zhongshu-1. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry, high-performance liquid chromatography and amino acid analyzer were applied separately to determine the molecular weight and compositions of this glycoprotein. Flow cytometry analysis and western blotting analysis were employed to explore it's mechanism of the anti-colorectal cancer. The molecular weight of glycoprotein was 8703.8D (SPG-8700). Relative sugar and protein contents in SPG-8700 were 73.4 and 26.6%, comprising more than 6 types of sugars (mannose, rhamnose, glucuronic acid, glucose, galactose and arabinose with a proportion of 1:6.9:7.3:1.5:46:21). Further results indicated that SPG-8700 promoted apoptosis in HCT-116 cells through regulating the expression of Bcl-2 and Bax and had no effect on the growth of normal cells.

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Entire Days Plans Scratched As Dad Reaches For His 1997 Edition Of Gregorys Street Directory "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

LEROY PERCIVAL | Music Editor | CONTACT Brisbane: A quick trip with the old man this morning has quickly become anything but, as Terry Devere reached under his seat and pulled out a 1997 edition of his trusty Gregorys Street Directory. Arriving home at 6:45pm, Uma Bridges-Devere explained how the trip with her father to go and check out some carpet samples became an exercise in mindfulness, when []

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Idaho National Laboratory Invests in FIELDS Education at the Shoshone-Bannock High School "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Photo includes INL staff, Fort Hall Business Council, SBHS principal, Tribal DOE Director and FIELDS President. Submitted photo courtesy of INL photographer, 2018.

Published March 17, 2018

FORT HALL INDIAN RESERVATION  Last week, Battelle Energy Alliance, operator of Idaho National Laboratory (INL) of Idaho Falls presented a check for $10,000.00 to the Shoshone-Bannock Jr/Sr High School (Sho-Ban). The funds were made possible by the INL Informal STEM Grant towards the schools new FIELDS program at Sho-Ban high school.  The Foundation for Indigenous Education, Leadership Development, and Sustainability (FIELDS), based in Pocatello, Idaho is supporting a trades, technology education, and life skills program for students at Sho-Ban.

INL is proud of our strong partnership with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and Sho-Ban. Over the past two years, INL has been collaborating with school faculty and the FIELDS program to grow opportunities for the Tribal youth to consider good paying jobs in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math or STEM related occupations, said Anne Seifert, Executive Director of i-STEM and INLs K-12 STEM Outreach Manager.  Sho-Ban has created and sustained a Skilled Workforce Development Program that is the result of a multi-year partnership between the School, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, and FIELDS. With the intention to change minds and change lives of Native American youth and young adults in Fort Hall, FIELDS is engaging mentors and community collaborators to involve these young people in a series of intensive technical education, mentoring, and life skills programs.

Im speechless. This contribution will allow our students to do good things with their minds and hands, Chairman Nathan Small stated.

We appreciate INL for this contribution. I am a graduate of Sho-Ban high school and proud to see ongoing partnership with INL that will benefit our kids. Vice Chairman, Darrell Shay also added, This is a good investment to our school and kids, thank you, Council member Lee Juan Tyler also stated,

According to Dr. Doyle Anderson (Cree), President and CEO of FIELDS, These programs are designed to build a robust student pipeline into higher education and employment in the s...


Say No To Reincarnation And Remember Who You Are! "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Stephanie MacDonald, Guest writer, How is forgetting helpful to ones growth? How does something horrible happening to you due to misdeeds from a past life teach you anything when you have no memory of what you did? How can you balance the scales when you have no idea whats on the other side? []

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Wilma Mankiller Discusses Alcatraz Island in Her Autobiography: It Changed Me Forever "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

March is Womens History Month: Honoring Native Women


Mankiller bookMankiller: A Chief and Her People
Wilma Mankiller and Michael Wallis
St. Martins Press; 312 pp; $14.95
ISBN: 0312206623

In modern times, Wilma Mankiller, who died two years of pancreatic cancer, is of legendary proportions among American Indians and non-Indians alike. Mankiller was the first female and thus far, the only female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation.

During National History Womens History, I thought it would be quite appropriate to reread Mankiller: A Chief and Her People, her autobiography she co-authored with Michael Wallis. The book was first published in 1993 by St. Martins Press.

Mankiller: A Chief and Her People recounts Mankillers ascension the highest elected office within the Cherokee Nation and also a history of the Cherokee people, which is intertwined in the autobiography. The Cherokee is one of the tribes that was relocated from the southeastern portion of the United States to Oklahoma. The long journey that resulted in the deaths of over 4,000 Cherokees is known as the Trail of Tears.

Born at the W.W. Hastings Indian Hospital in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, she was the sixth of eleven children born into the Mankiller family. Mankiller spent the first ten years of her life at Mankiller Flats in the Rocky Mountain community. Her recollection of this period of her life was filled with much love among her family. She writes that even though they were poor, they always had food on their table.

One month short of her eleventh birthday, Mankillers moved from Oklahoma to San Francisco. Her family participated in the Relocation Policy program of the 1950s that moved American Indians from reservations to cities, such as Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and San Francisco, among others. Mankiller refers to this part of her life as her own personal Trail of Tears.


Former San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos Running for California Assembly "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

James Ramos seeking to be the first American Indian to serve in the California Assembly

Published March 17, 2018

SAN MANUEL INDIAN RESERVATION  Former San Manuel Band of Mission Indians former Chairman James Ramos has announced his bid for run in for the 40th Assembly District seat. The Tribe endorsed Ramos and is giving him its full support and endorsement.

If elected, Ramos would be the first Native American from a California Indian tribe elected to the State Legislature.

Ramos will focus his campaign on economic development, education and public safety issues critical to the residents in the 40th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Highland, Loma Linda, Redlands and San Bernardino, as well as most of Rancho Cucamonga and unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County.

Ramos, a Democrat, is in his second term serving the Countys Third District on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.  A community leader and business owner, Ramos is also a tribal cultural leader who maintains close ties and commitments to the Serrano tribal culture.  James served two terms as San Manuel tribal chairman from 2008 to 2012.

Ramos holds leadership roles with several local, county and state organizations, including the Inland Valley Development Agency, the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, the  Con Fire Agency, the Local Agency Formation Commission, the California State Association of Counties, the National Association of Counties, Omnitrans, and the Native American Heritage Commission.

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Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

1.00 AUD = 0.00009 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 1.05 AUD

Bitcoin and United States Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

0.00010 BTC = 0.82 USD
1.00 USD = 0.00012 BTC


Ives Way Can Sealer "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

I just fell into a 50Yo Ives can sealer .
So spoke to seller of parts & ordered updated dies to work with the newer thinner cans .
Trying to find a manual for what Chuck / die and position manual has been a royal pain .
I have every part that they offered , BUT to know the size & hole or spring , from that guidance has not touched me yet ..
this is for the 4 H small engines / or just 4H area. So far Im 120.00 into it , all cleaned from a total disassemble & cleaning (seller flipped &...

Ives Way Can Sealer


Nigerian Princes $12992000000 Fortune Ends Up Going To Charity After No One Replies To His Emails "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

TRACEY BENDINGER | Social Nuances | Contact Prominent aid charity, the Red Star is today celebrating a once in a life time event. Upon checking their bank accounts this morning, Dayne Tipping, Red Star CFO, thought he was dreaming. The number staring back at him was one so large that he needed to google how to pronounce it. Calling []

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Hiking and taking photos on the alsea river with Marina Hansen "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Hiking and taking photos on the alsea river with Marina Hansen


The results indicated that onion has an inhibitory effect on V. cholerae. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. 2010 Apr-Jun;22(2):160-3. PMID: 21702293 Abstract Title:  In vitro antibacterial activity of onion (Allium cepa) against clinical isolates of Vibrio cholerae. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Cholera is a major public health problem in developing countries of the world. Bacterial resistance, lack of surveillance data and proper microbiological facilities are major problems regarding diagnosis of cholera. The spread of microbial drug resistance is a global public health challenge that results in increased illness and death rate. Newer antimicrobials or agents are urgently required to overcome this problem. This work was therefore done to investigate the antimicrobial potential of onion against thirty-three clinical isolates of Vibrio cholerae.METHODS: The extract was prepared by reflux extraction method. Antibacterial screening of clinical isolates of V. cholerae was done by agar well diffusion method. Agar dilution method was used to assess the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC).RESULTS: All tested strains of V. cholerae were sensitive to onion (Allium cepa) extracts of two types (purple and yellow). Purple type of extract had MIC range of 19.2-21.6 mg/ml. The extract of yellow type onion had an MIC range of 66-68.4 mg/ml.CONCLUSION: The results indicated that onion (Allium cepa) has an inhibitory effect on V. cholerae. Keeping in view the anti-bacterial activity of this compound can be exploited as a therapeutic agent in an animal model. This finding is a positive point for further investigation of this herb of traditional medicine.

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Asian Altcoin Trading Roundup: Top Cryptocurrency is Bitcoin Cash "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

FOMO Moments

Markets have remained pretty flaccid over the past few days which is admittedly better than falling further. Bitcoin still cannot gain any traction beyond $8,000 where it currently trades. Altcoins have also been floating around the same levels for the last 2-3 days, and there is no sign of any upward movement in any of them. We can only then look at the one with the largest percent gain on the day and that coin is Bitcoin Cash.

Coinmarketcap is reporting a 6.7% rise on BCH during this mornings Asian trading session. From $910 this time yesterday Bitcoin Cash jumped to a daily high of $1,053 before falling back to $970. In terms of BTC it is up 5% trading at 11903000 satoshis up from 11361300 sats yesterday. Over the week BCH has been in decline falling almost 10%, the monthly picture is even worse with a slide of almost 40%.

The renewed interest may have come off the announcement that Japanese firm Mikan will be launching a Bitcoin Cash wallet called Yenom later this month. The mobile wallet will be for Android and iOS, it will allow easier access and usage of BCH according to the press release. The wallet, named after money backwards has been designed to function only with Bitcoin Cash and will increase its adoption in the Japanese market.

Hong Kong exchange OKEx has the majority of the trade volume with almost 25%, followed by HitBTC and Huobi. Over the past 24 hours volume has increased to $480 million and market capacity is around $16.5 billion which puts BCH at a steady fourth in the charts. Like its big brother, BTC, it has a maximum supply of 21 million with 17 million already in circulation.

Other altcoins showing a little growth this morning include Dash, Iota, VeChain, and DigixDAO. Most of the others are still pretty flat as we enter the weekend.

More on Bitcoin Cash can be found here:

FOMO Moments is a section that takes a daily look at the top 25 altcoins during the Asian trading session and analyses the best performing one, looking for trends and fundamentals.

The post...


People Just Saw This Shy Animal For The First Time In 30 Years "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A tiny mammal called the hispid hare may have just won the worlds longest game of hide and seek.

Native to the grasslands along the Ganges river in South Asia, these adorably shy critters havent been spotted in Nepal's Chitwan National Park since 1984. For the past decade, conservationists were convinced theyd gone extinct in the area.

This week, however, a conservation officer caught a baby hispid hare on camera an amazing sign that proves the mammals are still around.

Credit: Bed Khadka

"The fact that the hispid hare was a baby indicates that there are also parents and both males and females," Bed Khadka, the officer, said in a statement.

Adult hispid hares typically weigh around 5 pounds and have a short, bristly coat.

Before the species hiatus, populations were declining due to floods from an increase in agriculture and human development. They were listed as an endangered species on the IUCN Red List in 1986, where they still remain today.

Credit: Wikimedia

Surprisingly enough, this is not the only small mammal species to go undetected for decades. In 2015, a conservationist in China rediscovered the Ili pika a furry, hamster-like creature that closely resembles a teddy bear. Before 2015, the pikas hadnt been spotted anywhere in the wild for 32 years.

Now that Khadka knows that hispid hares are still out there, hes looking to spearhead efforts that will help conserve the species.

Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Li Weidong

In the region in which they live, grassland burning is common method used by national park managem...


People Walking By Church Notice One Of The Lights Is Moving "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Cross-country coach Leigh Ann Preston was running past a church with her team in Kentucky earlier this week when she noticed that a light fixture hanging above the door was swinging back and forth.

Preston and the kids ran over and noticed someone trapped inside: a red-shouldered hawk.

She called Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky right away and director Eileen Wicker and her husband rushed to the scene to help.

Credit: Leigh Ann Preston

When hawks get stuck in something theyre not normally in, they cant figure out how to get out, Wicker told Wave 3 News.

This was surely the case for this bird, who seemed to be stunned from the incident. But as soon as he was pulled out, he started flapping his wings and calling out.

The light fixture had a pane missing off the top, which is how Wicker believes the hawk flew inside. The lightbulb inside had shattered, presumably from the hawk trying to escape, and glass was everywhere.

Credit: Kentucky Raptor Rehabilitation

Luckily, the hawk survived without any serious injuries.

Its become a miracle case for us, Wicker said. It survived being trapped inside with broken glass and only had minor wounds.

For now, the curious hawk is staying at the rescue center for treatment and hell be released back into the same area soon.

But after all this commotion, hell probably try to stay away from lamps from now on.


Another groaner "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

An older gentleman was at the doctor for his annual physical. The doctor had ordered a blood panel and some other routine tests but was pleased to tell the old timer that he was in great shape. As he was wrapping things up he asked if the gentleman had any other concerns.

"As a matter of fact I do have something bothering me", he said. "Every morning in the shower I spontaneously break into song. But it's always the same song, 'What's New Pussycat'. Then at night just as I'm about to go to...

Another groaner


Garlic, white onion, and purple onion exert antidiabetes and antihypertensive properties. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Diet Suppl. 2018 Mar 9:1-14. Epub 2018 Mar 9. PMID: 29522359 Abstract Title:  Inhibitory Effect of Garlic, Purple Onion, and White Onion on Key Enzymes Linked with Type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension. Abstract:  Spices are used in soup preparation in many homes and serve as ingredients in the preparation of several traditional delicacies endowed with natural antioxidants such as polyphenols. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of aqueous extract of garlic, white onion, and purple onion on angiotensin-converting enzyme,-amylase, and -glucosidase activity in vitro and determine their antioxidant properties via various antioxidant assays such as OH, Fechelation, and 2, 2'-azino-bis 3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid (ABTS) radical-scavenging assays. The results reveal that aqueous extract of garlic, purple onion, and white onion inhibited angiotensin-converting enzyme,-amylase, and -glucosidase in a concentration-dependent manner (0-4 mg/ml). However, purple onion (IC= 0.59 mg/ml) had higher inhibitory effect on angiotensin-converting enzyme than white onion (IC= 0.66 mg/ml) and purple onion (IC= 0.96 mg/ml). Furthermore, white onion had significantly (p

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Coastie Mate Happy To Polish Off The Prawn Heads If Youre Done With Them "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

TRACEY BENDINGER | Social Nuances | Contact The prawn, a delicious crustacean that has captured the palates of millions of Australians for over a thousand summers. Its versatility has allowed the crustacean to transcend social class and even geography, popping up in restaurants and homes all the way from the mid north coast to Betootas affluent city suburb of []

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Nibiru & GSM Wreak Havoc With Global Weather, says Dr. Trowbridge "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Three Noreasters in a week, and the potential for a fourth, clearly represent a drastic shift in Earths fragile climate, says Nibiru whistle-blower and former USGS climatologist Dr. Ethan Trowbridge. He attributes climate deviations to two factors: the onset of a grand solar minimum and the nearby presence of a brown dwarf star with multiple orbiting planets.

Meanwhile, the government-controlled National Weather Service and NOAA have tried to allay public fears by blaming unprecedented

atmospheric conditions on North Atlantic Oscillationwhich essentially means a persistent high pressure ridge over Greenland routes arctic air through the northeast corridor.

Dr. Trowbridge refutes that notion, claiming that for nearly a decade the United States government and its satellite agencies, such as the USGS, have conspired to conceal true causes of climate change. Rather than warn the public about Nibiru, the agencies manufacture fictitious tales, blaming climate shift on a combination of human arrogance and ignorance.

The release of greenhouse gas emissions like perfluorocarbons, sulfur hexafluoride, and nitrogen trifluoride provide a fantastic way for them to rationalize climate deviations. Its one of the greatest cover stories ever concoctedand the majority of the world accepts it as fact. The truth, of course, is another story. We are in the midst of a historic event; a grand solar minimum coinciding with the arrival of the Nibiru system. We dont have to wait until Nibiru reaches perigee in a few years to feel its effects. Its happening this very moment. I dont care if people like Paul Beckwith call me a stark raving lunatic. I know the truth. Everyone should know the truth.

During a grand minimum, the sun enters a period of unusually low activity known as solar hibernation. The Marauder Minimum, which occurred between 1645 and 1715, produced a climate shift so drastic, some parts of the globe experienced cooling seven degrees Celsius below average. If this happened today, said Dr. Trowbridge, the agricultural industry...


Weekly Planetary Astrology Forecast March 13-19, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Hillory Skott, Guest writer, We are almost out of the fog.The Moon is new in Pisces this week and Mars moves into Capricorn. Fast moving focus is just around the corner. Take a deep breath, you may be swirling through some mighty depths- getting to the very bottom of things, to the very []

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Your Best Non-Swearing Insult "IndyWatch Feed Survival"


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I hope your finger pokes thru the toilet paper


Post-Cable Network Cheddar Launches TV Show Crypto Craze "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Post-Cable Network Cheddar Launches TV Show

On March 15 the post-cable network Cheddar announced it will be broadcasting a thirty-minute show about cryptocurrencies called Crypto Craze. The show will explore investment strategies for digital assets like bitcoin, litecoin, and ethereum.

Also read: South Korea Planning to Formally Allow ICOs

Online Stock Brokerage Firm Sponsors a TV Show Called Crypto Craze

Post-Cable Network Cheddar Launches TV Show The online trading platform that offers custom equities, options and bitcoin futures, Tradestation, has...


Solo Diner Denies Other Patrons Spare Chair For The Power Trip "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

TRACEY BENDINGER | Social Nuances | Contact Sitting in the prime window seat French Quarters, Cafe de Noumea, Monica Hamilton-Taylor (27), is apparently waiting for her friend to arrive or so she has told the droves of people desperately searching for a chair to add to their table. Monica, who is in fact dining alone, suffers from a []

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The 7 Most Important Things in Life. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Even though its never too late to change our lives, its much better to learn these seven important things in life as young as possible. We all know that when we are young, everything seems easy. We expect agile development with the goals we are striving for.

Those who beat us to success did something that we failed to. Heres the trick, folks. With all the failures behind us, our enthusiasm for new goals and dreams is slowly fading, and we act more from a comfort-zone mode. But if we learn these seven important things in life and put them into action immediately, well transform our lives for good. Well have the clear picture of what were doing and where it will take us.

A successful person is entirely aware of these seven important things in life and behaves according to them.

1. Always be present, here and now, at this moment.

While this is a very tricky statement for most people, lets look deeper. Where are we when we are going to work? Yes, we are on the bus or in our cars, but only physically. But where are we with our minds and thoughts?

We are probably thinking about what todays duties at work are or what happened last night when we had a good time with our friends. And here lies the problem! We forget to live the present. Either we are bringing the past along, or were intrigued by what the future might bring, and we are not living now.

Lets take a deep breath and feel our body, feel our heart, observe our thoughts, and well see what we are missing at this moment: nothing less or more, only the present!

2. Abandon should and shouldnt for good.

This is maybe the hardest of all these seven important things in life. Throw away the expectations of society and of our families, and well see how theyve made us think there are things we should do. For example, we should go to university and get a degree in economics (when instead we love art), or we should be more like our uncle so we can make as much money as he does, and so on.

Before we accept what we should or shouldnt do, ask these questions: From whom are...


Our Rulers are Not Human. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Just heard a talk by one of the Functional Medicine doctors. Although quite aware of our self-appointed rulers and their shadowy deeds, one thing he said got the penny drop.

Dementia. Why, and how we get it. Here it is...

Mercury bonds with fluoride and aluminium bonds with fluoride. They lodge in a brain, killing some brain cells. In place of destroyed neurons, we get amyloid protein plaque. 

Fluoride- drinking water

Mercury and aluminium- vaccines.

If we ever recover from this slavery, we'd need speedy executions, by law.


Allicin attenuates lipopolysaccharideinduced acute lung injury. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Mol Med Rep. 2018 Mar 7. Epub 2018 Mar 7. PMID: 29512749 Abstract Title:  Allicin attenuates lipopolysaccharideinduced acute lung injury in neonatal rats via the PI3K/Akt pathway. Abstract:  Allicin is an oxygenated carotenoid derivative that exhibits strong antioxidant activity, which effectively removes reactive oxygen species from the body and has important roles in disease prevention and treatment. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate whether allicin attenuates lipopolysaccharide (LPS)induced acute lung injury (ALI) in neonatal rats and the potential underlying mechanisms. An LPSinduced ALI neonatal rat model was utilized to assess the therapeutic value and mechanisms of allicin. Following allicin treatment, increases in lung wet/dry ratio and the lung protein concentrationwere significantly suppressed in LPSinduced ALI neonatal rats. Furthermore, ELISA results demonstrated that allicin significantly reduced the levels of malondialdehyde, tumor necrosis factor and interleukin6, and increased superoxide dismutase activity, in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of LPStreated rats. Additionally, allicin administration increased the protein expression of Bcl2 and reduced the activity of caspase3/-9, as determined by western blotting or ELISA, respectively, and increased phosphatidylinositol 3kinase (PI3K) and phosphorylatedAkt protein levels, in LPStreated ALI neonatal rats. The results of the present study indicate that allicin attenuate LPSinduced ALI in neonatal rats by ameliorating oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis via the PI3K/Akt pathway. Allicin may be used for development of a novel drug for treatment of ALI.

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WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING NOW? (Ongoing Participation Thread) "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Highlights from the 2018 Coursera Partners Conference "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Hundreds of educators, employers, and members from the Coursera team as well as a few students gathered together at Arizona State University for the sixth annual Coursera Partners Conference. Our conference theme Learners First: Beyond the Campus Walls brought us together to work toward a future where anyone, anywhere can transform their life through access to the worlds best education.

For two days we discussed best practices for creating top quality, in-demand, and affordable online learning experiences while we looked ahead to online educations role in helping learners adapt to a rapidly changing world. We are grateful for all of the partners who have joined us on this journey. We left Arizona full of inspiration, and we hope you did too.

Highlights from day one:

We welcomed Sean Gallagher, founder and Executive Director of Northeastern Universitys Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy, and Executive Professor of Educational Policy, to share insights from his recent book, The Future of University Credentials: New Developments at the Intersection of Higher Education and Hiring.

Courseras CEO Jeff Maggioncalda followed with a keynote about how Coursera and its partners are reaching beyond the campus walls to reach learners wherever they are to provide learning experiences that lead to transformational outcomes. In his keynote, Jeff also announced six new degree programs as well as a new MasterTrack Certificate pilot to continue building degrees and credentials for todays learners.



Bear Was Saved From 20 Years Of 'Dancing' Then Secretly Sent To The Worst Zoo "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When Rangila was rescued in January after spending two decades dancing for tourists, everyone thought his hard life would finally get better. Unfortunately things just got worse.

The 19-year-old sloth bear was born in the wild, but was stolen from his mother when he was just a cub and sold into the entertainment trade. The animal trainer who bought Ranglia pierced his sensitive snout with a hot needle and threaded a rope through it. Then he forced Rangila to dance on the streets, yanking the rope to make him move on cue and perform tricks.

Credit: WAP

Forcing bears to dance has actually been illegal since Nepal passed an animal welfare act in 1973. Yet Rangilas trainer had found a way to keep operating illegally by staying away from tourist hotspots and busy towns. He did this for nearly two decades.

In January, rescuers from World Animal Protection (WAP) and the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) of Nepal managed to rescue Rangila, along with Sridevi, a 17-year-old female sloth bear whod also been forced to dance on the streets. Working with local authorities, the rescue team tracked down the trainers, and convinced them to surrender Rangila and Sridevi.

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After that, the rescuers arranged for the bears be transferred to the Wildlife SOS Sanctuary in Agra, India, where bear specialists would look after the animals physical and emotional well-being and let them retire in peace.

The first stop on the bears journey to India was Parsa National Park in Nepal, where Rangila and Sridevi would be temporarily held at an on-site fa...


Using data to power learning: Key insights from the Data Track at the 2018 Coursera Partners Conference "IndyWatch Feed Education"

By: Alexandra Urban, Teaching & Learning Specialist

Last week at Arizona State University, we gathered together with our partners from around the world at the 2018 Coursera Partners Conference. The conference is a rare opportunity to gather together in person and discuss how we can continue to transform lives through learning. As the leader of our Data Track breakout sessions, I was especially excited to connect with our partners on their research, and to discuss how we can collaborate using Courseras newest data tools. Here are the main themes that emerged during our Data Track discussions:

#1 Leveraging Research from Our Community:

One of the best parts of Data Track is hearing about what our inventive partners are doing. Its also exciting to see other partners brainstorm about how they can implement similar strategies back at their home institution. Research insights from one schools MOOCs can be applied more broadly, such as analysis from Joy Lu at the University of Pennsylvania on how encouraging binge learning can lead to learners moving further through courses. In another example, Dmitry Abbakumov from the Higher School of Economics showed us how assessment best practices can ensure effective proficiency measurements.

For partners interested in exploring our Data Exports, Paige Cunningham from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Illinois introduced her guides and code to help organize the data. Overwhelmed by all those rows of data in your spreadsheet? Use Tableau dashboards of Coursera data to benefit from insights developed by Duke Universitys Quentin Ruiz-Esparza. Curious how lots of data points and research can be turned into a quality rubric? Look to Jessica Morris and her team from the University of Pennsylvania for their evaluation of MOOCs for informed iteration.

#2: Accessing New Data in More Places:

At this years conference, we announced Courseras latest efforts to expose data to partners. Our brand new data dashboards include the long-anticipated course progress funnel, which visualizes learner progression and highlights points of ease and challenge in your content.



Scared Skunk Trapped In Muddy Hole Wasn't Even Recognizable "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The skunk had fallen into a deep, muddy hole, and he couldnt get out on his own. If no one had found him, he would have died.

A couple months ago, construction workers were putting up a fence in a yard in Oakland, California. Theyd dug several holes in the ground where the fence posts would be placed. But when they stopped work for the day, they left a hole open.

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This spelled trouble for not just one, but two skunks  at some point during the night, they both toppled into the hole, which was too deep for them to climb out on their own.

The next morning, a local woman heard screaming from the yard. When she went to investigate, she found the skunks trapped on the muddy bottom of the open hole.

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One skunk skittered away after the woman hoisted him up, but the other skunk seemed badly injured. He was also cold and shivering, and the woman placed him in a bucket filled with cedar bedding to try and warm him up.

Then the woman rushed the shivering skunk to the wildlife hospital at Lindsay Wildlife Experience in Walnut Creek, California. But the skunk was in such bad shape that the vet team wasnt sure they could save him.

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He was caked in mud and cold and wet ... and he wasnt moving around much, Allison Daugherty, a veterinarian at Lindsay Wildlife Experience, told The Dodo. We were kind of looking at him and thinking, Is this a pa...


The magic of teaching online: Key insights from the Instructor Track at the 2018 Coursera Partner Conference "IndyWatch Feed Education"

By: Talia Kolodny, Partner Community Manager at Coursera

Instructors from across Courseras partner community recently gathered at Courseras sixth annual Partners Conference to discuss the tools, knowledge, and inspiration needed to create high-quality experiences for learners around the world. Below are 5 key takeaways from the Instructor Track sessions.

Lauren Atkins Budde (University of Michigan), Denise Hood (University of Illinois), and Richard Griffiths (Universiteit Leiden) in the first breakout session of Instructor Track

#1: Its all about the learners.

The importance of putting learners at the center was reflected in many of the conference talks and events. Courseras CEO Jeff Maggioncalda addressed his vision of Learners First, focusing on meaningful credentials alongside high-quality content to put learners at the center of the learning experience. William Kuskin from University of Boulder, Colorado said, From MOOCs I learned that it is not about me! Its about the learner! You need to get out of the way and let the learning happen. Truly, there is no better way to understand the learners mindset than to hear it from them directly. Instructors were privileged to experience a lively panel of degree students from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (UIUC) iMBA and MCS-DS programs who shared their experiences on what they gained and what theyd improve for future cohorts.

#2: Learning online can be better than face-to-face

Online classrooms of the future will not only rival but surpass the physical classroom experience. We got a glimpse of that when Larry DeBrock from UIUC shared that when he taught an in-person class of 1,600 students, it was rare for students to speak up or ask questions. In contrast, in his online classes, students regularly share feedback through interactive chats and video conferencing. Teaching online offers a deeper sense of connectivity and community, said Fataneh Taghaboni-Dutta...


Credentials and the future of education: Key insights from the Administrator Track at the 2018 Coursera Partners Conference "IndyWatch Feed Education"

By: Cathryn Richter, Senior Partnership Manager

The 2018 Coursera Partners Conference convened at Arizona State University last week, and credentialing was top of mind as Coursera announced six new degree programs and the pilot of a new product: the MasterTrack Certificate. Leaders from Courseras partner institutions gathered in the Administrator Track (AT) sessions to discuss the benefits and challenges of taking MOOCs to the next level.

#1 Putting Masters degree learning within reach

After announcing our new pilot of MasterTrack Certificates with the University of Michigan and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, partners packed the Administrator Track room for Co-Creating the Future: Building New Credentials on Coursera. James DeVaney from the University of Michigan shared his motivation to co-build the certificate, and Adam Fein from the University of Illinois shared his teams desire to build on the success of the modular programs they already offer on Coursera. Both discussed the value of a modular sub-degree credential that allows learners to access valuable career skills as they test out the option to enroll in a degree program. We know that learners value opportunities to apply their knowledge with real-world projects, and these programs will allow students to do so before they commit to a degree program. In table discussions, we heard a lot of exciting ideas about ways to develop more modular programs. Multiple attendees highlighted that MasterTrack Certificates open up new opportunities for their institutions.  



Palmitoylethanolamide restores myelinated-fibre function in patients with chemotherapy-induced painful neuropathy. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2011 Dec ;10(8):916-20. PMID: 22229320 Abstract Title:  Palmitoylethanolamide restores myelinated-fibre function in patients with chemotherapy-induced painful neuropathy. Abstract:  We assessed the effect of palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) on pain and nerve function in patients with chemotherapy-induced painful neuropathy, in 20 patients undergoing thalidomide and bortezomib treatment for multiple myeloma. All patients were evaluated before and after a two-month treatment with PEA 300 mg BID using pain and warmth thresholds; blinded examiners measured motor and sensory nerve fibre function and laser-evoked potentials. Although no variables returned to normal values, pain and all neurophysiological measures assessing A, A, and A fibres significantly improved (P0.50). Although a placebo effect might play a role in the reported pain relief, the changes in neurophysiological measures indicate that PEA exerted a positive action on myelinated fibre groups. PEA, possibly by moderating mast cell hyperactivity, relieved conduction blocks secondary to endoneural edema. In a severe condition such as painful neuropathy associated with multiple myeloma and chemotherapy, a safe substance such as PEA provides significant restoration of nerve function.

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What your Inbox says about your Personality. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Our inboxes might just say a lot about us. If we're slow to respond or entirely unresponsive with our email, we might be the same in person. If our inboxes are filled with junk, our lives might be overflowing with clutter and more obligations than we can handle.


TERMINATORS ARE COMING!!! OMGZ "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

So I'm reading this "news story" about Stephen Hawking's final prediction. It kind of goes along with some of the patents that have been filed recently including AI, robots, self driving cars, etc.

Stephen Hawkings final Reddit post is going viral over its ominous warning about robots

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DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 419 "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Welcome to DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 419 Every Friday, 7 PM through Wednesday 11 PM Pacific Hi all, happy party weekend! This past week, I got deep and chatted about one of my very first weird projects I was afraid to post about way back. This story ties into a recent magazine feature, that is a []

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Former Journalist Recounts Losing $7 Million Trading Crypto "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Former Journalist Recounts Losing $7 Million Trading Crypto

Former journalist, Derek Rose, recently recounted his story of losing over $7 million USD in the cryptocurrency markets. Mr. Rose had invested his life savings into cryptocurrency, using leverage trading to grow his account by 3,500% in a matter of months, before his trading account was liquidated.

Also Read: Peter Thiel Is Long on Bitcoin, a Deeply Contrarian Investment 

Former Journalist Invested Life Savings Into Crypto

Former Journalist Recounts Losing $7 Million Trading CryptoMr. Rose stated his initial hesitation in telling his story in a public forum, stating his expectation that people may think he is an idiot. Mr. Rose concedes that such an assessment may be kinda true, recounting that he igno...


Palmitoylethanolamide protects against the amyloid-25-35-induced learning and memory impairment. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Neuropsychopharmacology. 2012 Jun ;37(7):1784-92. Epub 2012 Mar 14. PMID: 22414817 Abstract Title:  Palmitoylethanolamide protects against the amyloid-25-35-induced learning and memory impairment in mice, an experimental model of Alzheimer disease. Abstract:  Alzheimer disease (AD) is the most common form of neurodegenerative dementia. Amyloid- deposition, neurofibrillary tangle formation, and neuro-inflammation are the major pathogenic mechanisms that in concert lead to memory dysfunction and decline of cognition. Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is the naturally occurring lipid amide between palmitic acid and ethanolamine. Despite its clear role in inflammation and pain control, only limited in vitro evidence exist about a role for PEA in neurodegenerative diseases. Here we describe the neuroprotective activities of PEA in mice injected intracerebroventricularly with amyloid- 25-35 (Ab25-35) peptide (9nmol). We used spatial andnon-spatial memory tasks to evaluate learning and memory dysfunctions. Ab25-35 injection significantly impaired spontaneous alternation performances, water maze spatial reference and working-like memory, and novel object recognition test. PEA was administered once a day (3-30mg/kg, subcutaneously), starting 3h after Ab25-35, for 1 or 2 weeks. PEA reduced (10mg/kg) or prevented (30mg/kg) behavioral impairments induced by Ab25-35 injection. PEA failed to rescue memory deficits induced by Ab25-35 injection in peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor- (PPAR-) null mice. GW7647 (2-(4-(2-(1-cyclohexanebutyl)-3-cyclohexylureido)ethyl)phenylthio)-2-methylpropionic acid; 5mg/kg per day), a synthetic PPAR- agonist, mimicked the effect of PEA. Acute treatment with PEA was ineffective. According with the neuroprotective profile of PEA observed during behavioral studies, experimental molecular and biochemical markers induced by Ab25-35 injection, such as lipid peroxidation, protein nytrosylation, inducible nitric oxide synthase induction, and caspase3 activation, were reduced by PEA treatment. These data disclose novel findings about the therapeutic potential of PEA, unrevealing a previously unknown therapeutic possibility to treat memory deficits associated with AD.

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After Hillary Humiliates Herself In India, Melania Got Silent Revenge With What She Did. "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Stoner Landscaper Has Too Much Respect For The Game To Turn Hoselink Hose Into Bong "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

LOUIS BURKE | Culture | Contact Dustin Dusty Russo (32) doesnt mind winding down after a long day landscaping with a cheeky cone before the homeowners return but today decided against helping himself to four inches of their garden hose, upon discovering it was a patented Hoselink system. Not adverse to making a bong using []

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During Macrons visit, agreement for Jaitapur signed without diligence: read former Union Power Secretarys open letter to the PM "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Dr. EAS Sarma, India's former Union Secretary in Power Ministry wrote this open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, highlighting the lack of diligence in signing the Framework Agreement for Jaitapur nuclear power project during the recent visit of the French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Effects of palmitoylethanolamide on intestinal injury and inflammation caused by ischemia-reperfusion in mice. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Leukoc Biol. 2012 Jun ;91(6):911-20. Epub 2012 Apr 2. PMID: 22469754 Abstract Title:  Effects of palmitoylethanolamide on intestinal injury and inflammation caused by ischemia-reperfusion in mice. Abstract:  Our primary aim in this study was to test the hypothesis that PEA, a member of the fatty acid ethanolamide family and an endogenous PPAR- ligand, exerts anti-inflammatory effects on SAO shock, causing a severe form of circulatory shock and enhanced formation of ROS. SAO shock was induced by clamping the superior mesenteric artery and the celiac trunk, resulting in a total occlusion of these arteries for 30 min. After this period ofocclusion, the clamps were removed. In this study, we demonstrated that the administration of PEA, 5 min before reperfusion, significantly reduced all of the parameters involved during inflammation, such as proinflammatory cytokine production (TNF-, IL-1), adhesion molecules (ICAM-1, P-selectin) expression, NF-B expression, and apoptosis (Bax, Bcl-2, TUNEL assay) activation. In addition, to study whether the protective action of PEA on SAO shock is also related to the activation of PPAR-, we have investigated the effect of PEA in PPAR- KO mice subjected to SAO shock. Our study clearly demonstrates that PEA significantly attenuated the degree of intestinal injury and inflammation caused by I/R injury. Moreover, the positive effects of PEA were at least in part dependent on the PPAR- pathway. The results clearly indicate that PEA exerts an anti-inflammatory effect, also in a SAO shock model, which could imply a future use of PEA in the treatment of I/R shock.

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What Does it Mean to be a Christian? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Religion representatives set. Religious culture.

By Brian Shilhavy

The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch. (Acts 11:26)

The name Christian carries a wide range of meaning and understanding today, as it has throughout history.

It is obviously related to Christ, which is from the Greek translation of the Hebrew word for Messiah, and refers to the person of Jesus Christ. A general definition of Christian then would be someone who follows the teachings or doctrine of Jesus Christ.

The teachings of Jesus Christ are contained in the Bible, but how they are understood and what kind of people should bear the name Christian is highly debatable, and by no means universally accepted or understood.

It is interesting to note that the followers of Jesus during his lifetime on earth and shortly after did not refer to themselves as Christians. In the New Testament writings of the Bible, those who followed Jesus and his teaching referred to themselves as disciples, believers, brethren, and other similar terms.

When they were gathered together in one place they referred to themselves as the church (which in the original New Testament language is probably better translated assembly) which has a very different meaning in the way it was used in the Bible than it does in contemporary culture.

It meant a gathering or assembly of people for a specific purpose. The word was used not only in a religious sense, but also in a secular sense such as in Acts 19:39 where the word is translated as a legal assembly in relation to the Roman government.

The focus is on the people and their gathering together, not on the place or building they gathered in, or...


US Congress Includes Crypto In Its Joint Economic Report For The First Time "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The 2018 Joint Economic Report from the US Congress contains recommendations for agencies to boost efficiency and security with the Blockchain. #NEWS


Germanys shift away from nuclear after Fukushima was a result of decades of grassroots struggle, and the battle is not over yet: Kerstin Rudek "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The Free Republic of Wendland is a model region for renewable energies and draws 100% electricity from renewable energies since 2010. This was not started by politics, but by some alternative tinkerers who had visions. What we need is to encourage each other, worldwide, that there are solutions and live our utopia.And of course struggle for a political system, that is serving the people and not the capitalistic companies.

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Congregants Upset Over Crucified Stormtrooper at Churchs Stations of the Cross Exhibit "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Congregants Upset Over Crucified Stormtrooper at Churchs Stations of the Cross Exhibit

Several congregants at a historic church in London were offended by a Star Wars Stormtrooper crucifixion that was being displayed as part of a Stations of the Cross exhibit that opened to the public Thursday.  The controversial work, called the Stormtrooper Crucifixion, was removed from its prominent placement in the exhibit at St. Stehphen Walbrook and placed in the back of the church after parishioners felt that the work was offensive.

The Telegraph reports that the exhibition is a fundraiser to support the Missing Tom Fund, which is dedicated to searching for a man named Tom Moore who has been missing since 2003. The display, created by street artist Ryan Callanan, features a full-size model Imperial Stormtrooper (an antagonist soldier from the Star Wars series) tied-up on a large wooden cross with his arms spread along the crossbar and his feet tied together.  READ MORE


These data suggest that palmitoylethanolamide is effective in treating temporomandibular joint inflammatory pain. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Orofac Pain. 2012 ;26(2):99-104. PMID: 22558609 Abstract Title:  Palmitoylethanolamide versus a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of temporomandibular joint inflammatory pain. Abstract:  AIMS: To carry out a randomized clinical trial to compare the effect of palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) versus ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), for pain relief in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) osteoarthritis or arthralgia. PEA acts as an endogenous agent with an autacoid local inflammation antagonism and modulates mast cell behavior controlling both acute and chronic inflammation.METHODS: A triple-blind randomized clinical trial was conducted on 24 patients (16 women and 8 men) aged 24 to 54 years and suffering from TMJ osteoarthritis or arthralgia. The patients were enrolled from a group of 120 consecutive patients referred to the University of Bologna's Department of Orthodontics. Patients were randomly divided into two groups: group A (12 subjects) received PEA 300 mg in the morning and 600 mg in the evening for 7 days and then 300 mg twice a day for 7 more days. Group B (12 subjects) received ibuprofen 600 mg three times a day for 2 weeks. Every patient recorded the intensity of spontaneous pain on a visual analog scale twice a day. Maximum mouth opening was recorded by a blind operator during the first visit and again after the 14th day of drug treatment. A t test was used for data comparisons.RESULTS: Pain decrease after 2 weeks of treatment was significantly higher in group A than in group B (P = .0001); maximum mouth opening improved more in group A than in group B (P = .022).CONCLUSION: These data suggest that PEA is effective in treating TMJ inflammatory pain.

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Bubble, Goat, Chicken McNuggets: Bitcoin - As Seen On TV "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Popular TV shows may do Bitcoin and Blockchain a disservice with their skeptical views, but make the crypto community laugh. #PANORAMA


Presidential Candidate Adam Kokesh Launches Crypto-Fueled Book Bomb "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Presidential Candidate Adam Kokesh Launches Crypto-Fueled 'Book Bomb'

The American libertarian and anti-war political activist, Adam Kokesh, is running for the 59th quadrennial U.S. presidential election in 2020. Kokesh says his platform is simple, because as soon as he is elected, he plans to sign one executive order to dissolve the entire federal government. In order to spread his message, Kokesh is raising money to deliver a copy of his 2014 book Freedom! in every single residential mailbox in New Orleans right before the Libertarian National Convention.

Also Read: Coinbase Launches Cryptocurrency Trading Tax Calculator

The Book Bomb: Dissolving the Federal Government in a Peaceful, Orderly Manner

Adam Kokesh is running for president of the United States during the 2020 election cycle. In contrast to the variety of bureaucrats running for office who plan to make government bigger, Kokesh intends to end the federal government in its entirety. His platform is a mix between Dr. Ron Paul and Vermin Supreme, two candidates who ran for president during multiple elections. In order to get his message out, Kokesh plans to raise funds ($143,000 USD) to print and deliver copies of his book Freedom! to every mailbox in the New Orleans region. Kokesh says he hopes to deliver roughly 205,000 copies just before the Libertarian Partys National Convention. The promotion called ...


US: SEC Official Confirms Dozens of Cryptocurrency Probes "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The SEC has confirmed that it is working on 12 probes into crypto business. #NEWS


Withania somnifera root extract induces apoptosis in murine melanoma cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Pharmacogn Mag. 2018 Jan ;13(Suppl 4):S801-S806. Epub 2018 Jan 31. PMID: 29491636 Abstract Title:  Viwithan, a StandardizedRoot Extract Induces Apoptosis in Murine Melanoma Cells. Abstract:  Background: is an Indian medicinal herb known for the multipotential ability to cure various therapeutic ailments as described in the ayurvedic system of medicine.Objective: In the present study, we have evaluated the antiproliferative activity of a standardizedroot extract (Viwithan) against different human and murine cancer cell lines.Materials and Methods: The cytotoxicity of Viwithan was determined using thiazolyl blue tetrazolium blue assay and crystal violet staining. The apoptotic changes in B16F1 cells following treatment with Viwithan were observed by acridine orange/ethidium bromide (AO/EB) staining and DNA fragmentation assay. The binding affinity of withanolides in Viwithan with antiapoptotic proteins B-cell lymphoma 2, B-cell lymphoma-extra large, and myeloid cell leukemia 1 (MCL-1) were studied usingapproach.Results: The half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) values of Viwithan against liver hepatocellular carcinoma, Henrietta Lacks cervical carcinoma cells, human colorectal carcinoma cell line, and Ehrlich ascites carcinoma cells were 1830, 968, 2715, and 633g/ml, respectively. Interestingly, Viwithan was highly effective against B16F1 cells with an IC50 value of 220 g/ml after 24 h treatment. The morphological alterations of apoptotic cell death were clearly observed in the AO/EB-stained cells after treatment with Viwithan. Viwithan induced late apoptotic changes in treated B16F1 cells as evident by the ladder formation of fragmented DNA in a time-dependent manner. The findings of molecular docking showed that withanolides present in Viwithan have a more binding affinity with the antiapoptotic proteins, particularly MCL-1.Conclusion: We have reported for the first time that Viwithan with 5% withanolides has a potent cytotoxic effect, particularly against B16F1 murine melanoma cells among the different cancer cell lines tested.SUMMARY: The present study reports for the first time that Viwithan, a standardized 5%root extract, has potent cytotoxicity against B16F1 murine melanoma cellsWe have investigated thecytotoxicity of Viwithan in different human and murine cancer cells. Interestingly, we found that Viwithan was particularly very effective against B16F1 melanoma cells with a half maximal inhibitory concentration value of 220g/mlThe microscopic observations following acridine orange/ethidium bromide staining and DNA fragmentation assays clearly indicated that Viwithan might initiate late apoptosis in B16F1 cellsThe binding affinity of withanolides in Viwithan with antiapoptotic proteins of B-cell lymphoma 2 family waspredicted using AutoDock tool. The results fromst...


Teenage Sons and Father build entire Earthbag House for $7,000 "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Teenage sons and father give a detailed breakdown of their $7000 Earthbag House build. Great project. Highly recommended for every natural builder to watch due to number of good ideas, low cost and family cooperation.


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Dont be Afraid to Care. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

There seems to be a pervasive fear of earnestness. Portlandia, which Ive covered for years with some enjoyment (some of its brilliant, some of its just weird)is built on making fun of earnestness. Of trying to do the right thing (chicken, anyone?). And thats healthy. We should make fun of ourselves. But we shouldnt let our []


Breaking: 100 Days Of Rage West Bank Riots Over Trump Jerusalem Decision "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Paul Begley YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now. 100 Days Of Rage Riots in the West Bank in Israel breaks out also Protect Your Money With Gold Click Here-


The Ethics Of Cryptojacking: Rampant Malware Or Ad-Free Internet? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Cryptojacking normally a foe, but sometimes your friend. CT delves into the questionable ethics behind the takeover of your computers processing power to mine crypto. #IN_DEPTH


Probiotics play an effective role in improving memory deficit and the pathological mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease by modifying microbiota. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2018 Feb 20. Epub 2018 Feb 20. PMID: 29462572 Abstract Title:  Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium Ameliorate Memory and Learning Deficits and oxidative stress in A (1-42) Injected Rats. Abstract:  Gastrointestinal microbiota and its organisms are related to the brain and affect brain functioning including memory and learning. In this study we hence investigated the effects of probiotics on memory and oxidative stress biomarkers in an experimental model of Alzheimer's disease. Sixty rats were randomly divided into 5 groups: Controls (C), control-probiotics (CP) that received probiotics for 8 weeks, sham operation (S) that had intra hippocampal PBS injection, Alzheimer (A) that had the A 1-42 intra-hippocampal injection and the Alzheimer-probiotics (AP) group, which in addition to being injected A 1-42, received 2g (1010CFU) probiotics (L.acidophilus, L.fermentum, B.lactis, B.longum) for 8 weeks. Memory and learning were measured using the Morris water maze and oxidative stress biomarkers in the hippocampus, using ELISA kits. Morris water maze results indicated that using probiotics, in the Alzheimer-probiotics group, significantly improved spatial memory including scape latency, traveled distance and time spent in target quadrant. There was also improvement in oxidative stress biomarkers such as increased malondialdehyde levels and superoxide dismutase activity following the -amyloid injection. Overall, it seems that probiotics play an effective role in improving memory deficit and the pathological mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease by modifyingmicrobiota.

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BREAKING: Disturbing Dem Urgently Arrested At White House Wont EVER See Him Again! "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Harry Clarke: The Master of Stained Glass "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


Illustration for Edgar Allan Poes story The Pit and the Pendulum, first printed in 1919.

On the 17th of March 1889, Harry Clarke, an Irish stained glass artist and book illustrator, was born in Dublin, Ireland. The second son of Joshua Clarke and Brigid McGonigle, he was remarkable already as a child for his extraordinary individuality and intelligence. After attending several schools, including the Model Schools in Marlborough Street, he became a pupil in Belvedere College at an earlier than college admission age. Allegedly, his exceptional ability in drawing was spotted when he produced a series of caricatures of his professors and school friends. After completing his education at Belvedere College he joined his fathers business, the Stained Glass Studio, where he met William Nagle, a student of the Hibernian Academy Schools, who taught the young Clarke drawing and designing for stained glass; he also stressed to him the importance of discipline and precision in this kind of art.

His first success came in 1910, when being a student at the Metr...

Crypto is for Crooks and Dirty Politicians, According to Visa Exec "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

One of the top executives at global payments processing company Visa has absolutely slammed cryptocurrency and its users. Speaking with the Financial Times, Vasant Prabhu sees Bitcoin and other digital currencies as a tool used by every crook and dirty politician around.

Talking Sense, or Talking Scared?

Prabhu told the publication that hes getting asked more and more about cryptocurrency. This to him signals that the whole space is nothing more than a giant speculative bubble. The Visa executive spoke of his interactions with various retail-investors. He said they were a real shock to him:

The people asking me are the ones who scare the hell out of me You know, guys like the limo driver to the airport . . . They have no idea what they are doing.

Evidently, these would-be crypto investors dont really know what theyre doing. Why anyone would take investment advice from the chief financial officer of a company who has the most to lose from a successful cryptocurrency revolution  is unclear.

It kind of feels similar to asking a turkey what they think of Christmas, or a horse breeder in the 1890s if theyd heard about these motor cars everyones talking about.

Visa current operates at the centre of the global payments network. They profit greatly from the system. Meanwhile, cryptocurrency is a direct threat to the status quo of the planets financial services industry. We therefore shouldnt be surprised when the likes of Prabhu spout anti-cryptocurrency sentiment at every available opportunity.

The Visa executive hadnt finished lambasting cryptocurrency just yet though. He recounted hearing non-financial people talking about investing in Bitcoin. This to him was a telling sign of things to come:

This is the ultimate thing that you hear about when you have a bubble, when the guy shining your shoes tells you what stock to buy.

What Vasant Prabhu, Jamie Dimon, and the rest of their legacy payment industry chums fail to recognise is that historical paradigm shifts frequently begin with a speculative mania. Cryptocurrency seems to be following that trend perfectly too.

Such transformative technologies begin with everyone but the enlightened core claiming theyre dangerous or stupid. Like how people said the internet would only be used for child porn and other nefarious uses back in 1994. Eventually the narrative changes and the masses get excited. This leads to a speculative bubble that inevitably bursts just like the dot-com bubble around the turn of the century....


May raises stakes further by expelling Jeremy Corbyn "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Theresa May intensified pressure on the Kremlin today by expelling their top agent, Jheremyovich Corbyn, from the UK. Following on from the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats, and in anticipation of tit-for-tat expulsions by the Kremlin, Corbyn has been given 1 week to pack his bags and head back to the Motherland, so he can honour all his remaining commitments to the Russia Today TV network.

Corbyn reacted angrily, and said the UK would be for it once hed had a word with Vlad. He was upset at his cover being blown, but admitted his appointments of John McDonnell and Dianne Abbot to senior posts in the Labour Party was a bit of a giveaway.

Corbyn said it had been a good run as a deep cover, long game agent and he never dreamed hed get to within a few thousand gullible millennial votes from Downing Street. Its been a tough road pretending to be a patriot who loves Britain, and lets face it, Ive done a pretty shit job of it.

He was looking forward to a heros welcome in Red Square, hearing 60,000 Russians chanting ooooh Jheremyovich Corbynski, and being elected Deputy-President in the upcoming free and fair Russian elections.


The Energy Blueprint: FREE Double Your Energy Video Masterclass "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Energy Blueprint

Health Impact News

Ari Whitten, a #1 best-selling author, nutritionist, and renowned fatigue expert is the founder of The Energy Blueprint.

He is offering a FREE online Masterclass Series to help you beat fatigue and double your energy.

Here is what you will learn:

The 6-Step Blueprint to Build REAL Energy at the Cellular Level  Stop borrowing energy from tomorrow to get through the day today by using caffeine and sugar. Instead, learn cutting-edge science to build REAL energy for life.

How to Build a Bigger and More Powerful Cellular Engine  This blows people away when they see it. Did you know that it is possible to literally build a bigger, stronger cellular engine (mitochondria) so your cells can pump out energy all day long?

How To Literally Charge Up Your Cellular Battery  There are special factors (not just diet and exercise) that can literally charge up the machinery in the cell that produces energy. This is information you cannot find from other sources.

How to Re-Wire Your Brain into High Energy Mode  Are you dependent on caffeine and sugar to get through the day? Its time to stop relying on caffeine and sugar and learn how to re-wire your brain to be in High Energy Mode all day long.

The Truth About Antioxidants (and an energy secret)  A secret hundreds of times more powerful than simply popping vitamin C and other antioxidant pills.

How to Supercharge Your Sleep  Poor sleep is called the mother of all health issues for a reason. Youll learn how to make your cells regenerate faster each night while you sleep, so you wake up filled with energy.

How To Regenerate Damaged Cells That Cause Fatigue  Damage to your mitochondria (cell energy generators) is the primary cause of fatigue. Youll learn special methods that repair mitochondria.

The REAL Cause of Fatigue and How to Fix It  Most information you can find on fatigue is completely outdated. Are you ready to get access to the cutting-...


she just couldnt wait to be a useless piece of shit all day and... "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

she just couldnt wait to be a useless piece of shit all day and play all those games not visit all those states


Bifidobacterium longum subsp infantis CECT7210 supplemented formula reduces diarrhoea in healthy infants. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Pediatr Res. 2018 Mar 14. Epub 2018 Mar 14. PMID: 29538368 Abstract Title:  Bifidobacterium longum subsp infantis CECT7210 supplemented formula reduces diarrhoea in healthy infants: a randomized controlled trial. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Intestinal microbiota of breast-fed infants is plenty of beneficial bifidobacteria. We aimed to determine whether an infant formula supplemented with probiotic Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis CECT7210 (B. infantis IM1) is effective at reducing diarrhoea incidence in healthy term infants.METHODS: Double-blinded, randomized, multicentre, controlled clinical trial, where formula-fed infants (

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JavaScripts this Explained By Starting A High School Band "IndyWatch Feed Education"

If you have ever been in a band, had a friend that started a band, or seen a corny 80s movie about starting a band, then you can understand the concept of this in JavaScript.

When you are reading over some JavaScript, and you come across the this keyword, the steps you need to take in order to figure out its value might seem obvious.

You might be thinking, I just need to find the function that contains this, and then I will know what it is referring to!

let band= {
name: "myBand",
playGig:function() {
console.log("Please welcome to the stage" +;

In the example above, for example, refers to the name myBand. This seems easy!

But, as you learn more JavaScript concepts, like closures and callbacks, you will quickly find that this does not behave like you would expect.

So, I wanted to create a visual explanation of how this works in JavaScript. Heres the scenario: You are back in high school, and starting a band with your friends (or maybe you are currently in high school?)

  • Your band has four members
  • You play three types of gigs: you play at bars, school competitions, and public events in town.
  • Your team can play all types of music, so you try to choose the right songs to match the audience. You dont want curse words or sexual references at the family-friendly events, for example.

As you will soon see, the biggest concept you need to understand with this is execution context. That is what determines the value of this.

Before you use this tutorial, you need to understand objects and variables. Check out my tutorials on each of these subjects if you need to review.

The Global Execution Context

Lets say that your band needs to do a family-friendly gig at the local park as part of a local fair. You need to choose the right type of music that will keep parents happy and also not offend anyone else.

Lets say that you choose to play some s...


Shocker! Daily Mail report says Megyn Kelly is not a very nice person "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Megyn Kelly reportedly verbally abused a Fox News makeup artist by calling her a "f*cking bitch," which forced Fox News to give the staffer, the late Alexis McKinney, a $25,000 payout. Kelly is trying to present herself as a champion of women's rights, but a Daily Mail report also notes that Kelly was "insensitive to another makeup artist who had a miscarriage" and once deliberately kept a female guest clueless about her show's topics "while flirting with the men also appearing on air" because she did not want another female potentially upstaging her. According to the report, when Kelly co-anchored Fox's America's Newsroom, she was upset one morning because "she didn't have an appointment to get her make-up done."


Palmitoylethanolamide reduces early renal dysfunction and injury caused by experimental ischemia and reperfusion. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Shock. 2012 Oct ;38(4):356-66. PMID: 22772472 Abstract Title:  Palmitoylethanolamide reduces early renal dysfunction and injury caused by experimental ischemia and reperfusion in mice. Abstract:  This study was designed to assess a protective effect of palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) in the development of inflammation after ischemia-reperfusion injury of the kidney. Moreover, to suggest a possible mechanism, renal ischemia-reperfusion was performed in mice with targeted disruption of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR-) gene (PPAR-KO) to explain whether the observed PEA effect was dependent on PPAR- pathway. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-KO and littermate wild-type controls (PPAR-WT) were subjected to bilateral renal artery occlusion (30 min) and reperfusion (6 h) and received PEA(10 mg/kg i.p.) 15 min before release of clamps. Serum and urinary indicators of renal dysfunction and tubular and reperfusion injury were measured, specifically serum urea, creatinine, aspartate aminotransferase and -glutamyl transferase, and creatinine clearance. In addition, renal sections wereused for histological scoring of renal injury and for immunologic evidence of nitrotyrosine formation, poly[adenosine diphosphate-ribose] (PAR), and adhesion molecules expression. The oxidative stress-sensitive nuclear factor B signaling pathway was also investigated by Western blot analysis. Kidney myeloperoxidase activity and malondialdehyde levels were measured for assessment of polymorphonuclear leukocyte cell infiltration and lipid peroxidation, respectively. Apoptotic mechanisms were also investigated. Moreover, the infiltration and activation of mast cells were explored. In vivo, PEAadministration during ischemia significantly reduced the increase in (i) creatinine, -glutamyl transferase, aspartate aminotransferase; (ii) nuclear translocation of nuclear factor B p65; (iii) kidney myeloperoxidase activity and malondialdehyde levels; (iv) nitrotyrosine, PAR, and adhesion molecules expression; (v) the infiltration and activation of mast cells; and (vi) apoptosis. Our results clearly demonstrate that PEA significantly attenuated the degree of renal dysfunction, injury, and inflammation caused by ischemia-reperfusion injury. Moreover, the positive effects of PEA were at least in part dependent on PPAR- pathway.

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The Plan Is In Motion, Trust It Episode 1523b "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Well its Obamas fault again, so? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Obama DOJ Ordered 500,000 Fugitives Deleted From Background Check Database The Obama administration ordered the removal of over 500,000 fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in late 2016, according to testimony from Acting FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich. Bowdich confirmed a November report from the Washington Post which set []


Madagascar: Conservation official arrested for killing 11 endangered lemurs "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar Two weeks ago, the bodies of 11 critically endangered lemurs were discovered in Iaroka forest inside the Zahamena Ankeniheny Corridor protected area in eastern Madagascar. The lemurs were allegedly killed by one of the local officials charged with protecting them, to the dismay of conservation leaders. The protected forest is managed jointly by the NGO Conservation International and a local community forestry group, or vondronolona ifotony (VOI), called VOI Firaisankina. On Feb. 27, police from the nearby town of Andasibe arrested Jean Yves Ratovoson, the VOIs vice president, in Andasibes rural commune of Antavolobe. On Monday, police undertook a special assignment to arrest his suspected accomplices. This criminal act was committed by a leader of the VOI and his two accomplices, Toto Jean Etienne, president of VOI Firaisankina, told Mongabay. He was apprehended. They killed 10 babakoto, or the famous Indri indri, and one simpona, or Propithecus diadema. Jean Yves Ratovoson, vice president of the community forestry group VOI Firaisankina, after his arrest on February 27 for allegedly poaching lemurs. Photo courtesy of GERP. Babakoto, also called the indri, and simpona, also called diademed sifaka, are both listed as critically endangered by the IUCN. Scientists believe their populations are declining as a result of hunting and habitat destruction. The roughly 113 species of lemurs live only on Madagascar and the nearby Comoros Islands. They are something of a national mascot and a major tourist draw for Madagascar, but most species are endangered, and the exceptionally biodiverse and


Administration of palmitoylethanolamide protects the neurovascular unit and reduces secondary injury after traumatic brain injury. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Brain Behav Immun. 2012 Nov ;26(8):1310-21. Epub 2012 Aug 3. PMID: 22884901 Abstract Title:  Administration of palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) protects the neurovascular unit and reduces secondary injury after traumatic brain injury in mice. Abstract:  Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of preventable death and morbidity in young adults. This complex condition is characterized by significant blood brain barrier leakage that stems from cerebral ischemia, inflammation, and redox imbalances in the traumatic penumbra of the injured brain. Recovery of function after TBI is partly through neuronal plasticity. In order to test whether treatments that enhance plasticity might improve functional recovery, a controlled cortical impact (CCI) in adult mice, as a model of TBI, in which a controlled cortical impactor produced full thickness lesions of the forelimb region of the sensorimotor cortex, was performed. Once trauma has occurred, combating these exacerbations is the keystone of an effective TBI therapy. The endogenous fatty acid palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is one of the members of N-acyl-ethanolamines family that maintain not only redox balance but also inhibit the mechanisms of secondary injury. Therefore, we tested whether PEA shows efficacy in a mice model of experimental TBI. PEA treatment is able to reduced edema and brain infractions as evidenced by decreased 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride staining across brain sections. PEA-mediated improvements in tissues histology shown by reduction of lesion size and improvement in apoptosis level further support the efficacy of PEA therapy. The PEA treatment blocked infiltration of astrocytes and restored CCI-mediated reduced expression of PAR, nitrotyrosine, iNOS, chymase, tryptase, CD11b and GFAP. PEA inhibited the TBI-mediated decrease in the expression of pJNK and NF-B. PEA-treated injured animals improved neurobehavioral functions as evaluated by behavioral tests.

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The Globalist Economic Structure Is Slowly Being Dismantled Episode 1523a "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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It took an accident for people to listen to what we have been saying: Hideyuki Ban on 7 years of Fukushima and CNIC "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

CNICs role that provides accurate information and convinces people that nuclear
power is dangerous and should be abandoned is more important after the Fukushima disaster and we are devoting our energy to fulfilling this role. After the accident, CNIC has continued to provide information about Fukushima, the current situation, health effects and the other things related to the accident.

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Neuroprotective activities of palmitoylethanolamide in an animal model of Parkinson's disease. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  PLoS One. 2012 ;7(8):e41880. Epub 2012 Aug 17. PMID: 22912680 Abstract Title:  Neuroprotective activities of palmitoylethanolamide in an animal model of Parkinson's disease. Abstract:  The biochemical and cellular changes that occur following treatment with 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahyropyridine (MPTP) are remarkably similar to that seen in idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). PD is characterized by the degeneration of dopaminergic nigrostriatal neurons, which results in disabling motor disturbances. Activation of glial cells and the consequent neuroinflammatory response is increasingly recognized as a prominent neuropathological feature of PD. There is currently no effective disease-modifying therapy. Targeting the signaling pathways in glial cells responsible for neuroinflammation represents a promising new therapeutic approach designed to preserve remaining neurons in PD. Chronic treatment with palmitoylethanolamide (PEA, 10 mg/kg, i.p.), initiated 24 hr after MPTP injection (20 mg/kg), protected against MPTP-induced loss of tyrosine hydroxylase positive neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta. Treatment with PEA reduced MPTP-induced microglial activation, the number of GFAP-positive astrocytes and S100 overexpression, and protected against the alterations of microtubule-associated protein 2a,b-, dopamine transporter-, nNOS- positive cells in the substantia nigra. Furthermore, chronic PEA reversed MPTP-associated motor deficits, as revealed by the analysis of forepaw step width and percentage offaults. Genetic ablation of peroxisome proliferator activated receptor (PPAR)- in PPAR-KO mice exacerbated MPTP systemic toxicity, while PEA-induced neuroprotection seemed be partially PPAR-dependent. The effects of PEA on molecules typically involved in apoptotic pathways were also analyzed.Our results indicate that PEA protects against MPTP-induced neurotoxicity and the ensuing functional deficits even when administered once the insult has been initiated.

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Slovenian City Unveils Worlds First Public Bitcoin Monument "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Slovenian City Unveils World's First Public Bitcoin Monument

The Slovenian city of Kranj has inaugurated what it claims to be the worlds first public Bitcoin monument. A roundabout in Slovenias fourth largest city now hosts a large B in the center that connects two roads at Kranjs city center.

Also Read: Soon There Will Be More Bitcoin Investors Than Stock Traders in Indonesia

Slovenian Roundabout Becomes Tribute to Bitcoin

The Slovenian city of Kranj recently unveiled a public monument to bitcoin and blockchain technology, of which it claims is the first in the world. The monument was financed by major bitcoin exchange Bitstamp, and blockchain software company 3fs.



US State Department And Coca-Cola To Use Blockchain Technology To Fight Forced Labor "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Coca-Cola and the US State Department are building a blockchain platform to fight forced labor conditions worldwide. #NEWS


BREAKING: Tragic News About Barron After His Anti-Gun School Told Trump To Fuck Off "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Reduction of ischemic brain injury by administration of palmitoylethanolamide after transient middle cerebral artery occlusion in rats. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Brain Res. 2012 Oct 5 ;1477:45-58. Epub 2012 Aug 13. PMID: 23046519 Abstract Title:  Reduction of ischemic brain injury by administration of palmitoylethanolamide after transient middle cerebral artery occlusion in rats. Abstract:  Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability in adults. Current therapeutic strategies for stroke, including thrombolytic drugs, such as tissue plasminogen activator offer great promise for the treatment, but complimentary neuroprotective treatments are likely to provide a better outcome. To counteract the ischemic brain injury in mice, a new therapeutic approach has been employed by using palmitoylethanolamide (PEA). PEA is one of the members of N-acyl-ethanolamine family maintain not only redox balance but also inhibit the mechanisms of secondary injury on ischemic brain injury. Treatment of the middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAo)-induced animals with PEA reduced edema and brain infractions as evidenced by decreased 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride (TTC) staining across brain sections. PEA-mediated improvements in tissues histology shown by reduction of lesion size and improvement in apoptosis level (assayed by Bax and Bcl-2) further support the efficacy of PEA therapy. We demonstrated that PEA treatment blocked infiltration of astrocytes and restored MCAo-mediated reduced expression of PAR, nitrotyrosine, iNOS, chymase, tryptase, growth factors (BDNF and GDNF) and GFAP. PEA also inhibited the MCAo-mediated increased expression of pJNK, NF-B, and degradation of IB-. PEA-treated injured animals improved neurobehavioral functions as evaluated by motor deficits. Based on these findings we propose that PEA would be useful in lowering the risk of damage or improving function in ischemia-reperfusion brain injury-related disorders.

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Bitgrail Plans To Refund Hacked Users With Self-Issued Token, But Not Allowed To Sue "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitgrail exchange to refund users stolen Nano, in exchange for no legal actions against them. #NEWS


Our anti-nuclear agitation in Jaitapur has been resilient in the face of brutal violence and state repression: Fakir Solkar "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The people of Jaitapur were horrified when they heard of the Fukushima accident in Japan, and the immediate worry in all our minds was, what would happen if an accident of the scale of Fukushima were to occur in Jaitapur? People across various villages diligently followed all updates on the accident in the electronic and print media and began to meet and discuss these concerns more regularly.

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Navajo Nation President Begaye Says Self Governance Provides Chapters More Local Control "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

At the Hozhooji Doo Hashkeeji Nahata Summit, President Begaye talked about giving Navajo chapters the power to self-govern.

Published March 16, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE During his keynote address at the Hozhooji Doo Hashkeeji Nahata Summit, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said the Navajo Nation should certify all Navajo chapters and let local communities manage themselves.

Our administration has been having these discussions and maybe we should certify all the chapters and let them govern themselves, President Begaye said. We can do this. There is nothing holding us back from making these types of decisions. However, we need to assess the possibilities of moving in this direction.

The Hozhooji Doo Hashkeeji Nahata Summit took place on Mar. 13-15 at the Crown Plaza Conference Center and was sponsored by Chinle Chapter. The three-day summit was a gathering of staff and officials from all 110 Navajo Chapters to discuss topics ranging from Chapter Certification and Regional Emergency Management Plans to Formulating Chapter Resolutions and the Dynamics of Title 26.

President Begaye is a strong advocate to the federal government for the Navajo Nation to gain complete control over its mineral rights and right of way permitting. The president said, Nations shouldnt have to ask for permission from the Bureau of Indian Affairs or the Department of Interior to run electric lines to their own people.

We shouldnt have to wait for months to provide electricity to our people. Sometimes it takes two months before a permit gets to my desk for signature, he said. I advocate for these things at the national level. By the same token, we should extend these responsibilities to our local governments.

The president urged every chapter represented at the summit to develop their five-management plan and move to get certified.

This is a time for change and a breaking of a new era, President Begaye said. Local chapters, we want to give you the authority to run your local governments responsibly. You dont need to be tied to the central government to set your budgets, plans or to develop a...


Los Angeless Art Book and Zine Fair Scene Is Booming, Heres a Shortlist "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Exhibitors at the SFV Art Bookfair in 2017 (photo by Monica Roldn, courtesy SFV Art Bookfair)

In case you hadnt noticed, tis the season for art book and zine fairs in Los Angeles. Many of the fairs originally materialized as satellite fairs for Printed Matters Los Angeles Art Book Fair, but LAABF was cancelled earlier this year.  A number of fairs were organized after the cancellation, to fill the vacuum.

Satellite fairs have become a widespread phenomenon, some feeding off the fumes of larger fairs, others aggressively attempting to find a solution to these narrow, persistent problems of fairs. Satellite fairs often start as intentionally scrappy events in the face of a bloated market that exhibitors, gallerists, collectors, and cultural rubberneckers cant seem to resist.

The art book and zine fair scene seems slightly different. As Luca Antonucci of Colpa Press said at the 2016 San Francisco Art Book Fair, which he helped found, art book and zine fairs are like an education in buying art. People who buy art books grow into people who buy art, he said. Yet even as gateway drugs to the world of art, such fairs are less elitist and intimidating than big-time, real art fairs perhaps because publishers arent in it for the paycheck.

The Printed Matter LAABF, with its historical attendance in the high 30 thousands, might have created its own gravity for satellite zine, book, and stuff fairs. But its cancellation led to something kind of beautiful. There seems to have been a collective freak-out among the art book and zine community so now the satellites are coming anyway. Theres the possibility that they can co-exist without a sense of competition, spread out over the course of a few months, to make fair fatigue as rare as a fair without a booze sponsor. Heres our list of fairs to look out f...


Americas War on Religious and Conscientious Objections to Mandatory Vaccines "IndyWatch Feed Health"


Upholding Religious and Conscience-Based Vaccine Exemptions

by the World Mercury Project Team

For many individuals and families, deeply held conscientious and religious beliefs play a guiding role in decisions about vaccination. Recognizing the primacy and legitimacy of these beliefs, 47 out of 50 states permit religious and/or conscience-based vaccine exemptions, and about 1% to 6% of kindergartners claim such exemptions.

A religious exemption generally asserts that the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the persons religious tenets or practices.

Individuals who claim religious exemptions do not need to belong to a particular church or organized religion, but authorities may ask them to describe the religious or spiritual basis for their beliefs about vaccination.

Philosophical or conscientious exemptions, available in 18 of the 47 states, generally state something to the effect that no student is required to have an immunization that is contrary to the conscientiously held beliefs of his/her parent or guardian.

The specific exemption legislation varies considerably from state to state. In some states, individuals requesting vaccine exemptions must complete additional requirements, such as obtaining affidavits or notarization or receiving vaccine education from health care providers. In the event of an illness outbreak, a number of states require that exempted studen...


Palmitoylethanolamide treatment led to an improved clinical picture. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2012 Nov 1 ;11(7):933-6. PMID: 22998138 Abstract Title:  Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis treatment with ultramicronized palmitoylethanolamide: a case report. Abstract:  Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a fatal neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive degeneration of motor neurons which leads to muscular atrophy, paralysis and death in 3-5 years from starting symptoms. This disorder is accompanied by noteworthy spinal inflammation mediated in particular by microglia and mast cells. No effective therapy is available. This report describes the effects of administering the anti-inflammatory agent palmitoylethanolamide in a case of sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Palmitoylethanolamide treatment led to an improved clinical picture, as evidenced by electromyographic analysis and pulmonary function. Conceivably, the action of palmitoylethanolamide could result, in part, from its ability to dampen mast cell and microglia activation.

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Real Users: In This Italian Mountain Town, Everyone Knows About Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Real Users: In This Italian Mountain Town, Everyone Knows About Bitcoin

He's scribbling a series of 12 words on the blue paper handed to him by one of the two women at the other side of the desk. Marco is his name. Graying hair, blue jeans, and still wearing the fat, black winter coat that protected him against the cold Alpine air outside, he just drove 80 kilometers from his hometown and is now in the process of installing the Altana Bitcoin wallet, as recommended.

I had heard of Bitcoin but didnt own any, he explains, when asked why he didnt just buy bitcoins on an online exchange. I prefer the human contact if Im going to purchase some.

The other of the two women walks him to the white mailbox-sized machine in the corner. Compro Euro, it reads, the same words that are plastered across the wall and the window of the small shop. And Bitcoin ATM.

The woman explains how the machine works, pointing to the small black window that hides a camera and then to the QR code on Marcos phone screen. Marco nods and gets out his brown leather wallet.

marco bitcoin valleyBuying bitcoin in Rovereto

As the woman retakes her seat at the desk in front of the bookshelf with copies of Mastering Bitcoin and Antifragile, Marco starts shoving orange 50 euro notes into the Bitcoin ATM. The machine responds with a buzzing and clicking sound for every slip inserted. This goes on for several minutes before Marco puts his wallet and phone back in his jean pockets and walks back to the desk to give a final handshake to both women.

Id like to get some of my money out of the bank, and bitcoin seemed like a good option, he says, briefly explaini...


Pittsburgh Will Replace Racist Monument with Statue of a Black Woman "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

The Stephen Foster monument in Pittsburgh (photo via Wikipedia)

The city of Pittsburgh has reached a very specific decision on what to do with a public statue that many locals call racist: remove it, and replace it with a monument to an African-American woman. The verdict, announced Wednesday, follows similar votes in other cities, from San Jose to New York City, to relocate controversial artworks on public land. The nationwide debate over historical monuments flared up after last summers riots in Charlottesville over the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue.

The statue in question depicts Stephen Foster, a Pittsburgh-born composer, alongside a Black slave who sits by his feet, playing the banjo while barefoot. By this April, it will come down from its prominent site in North Oakland, to yield its place to an African-American female leader who has left her mark on the city, as the Mayors office announced. The new monument will represent Pittsburghs first-ever statue that honors a Black woman.

The City of Pittsburgh believes in inclusivity and equality, and ensuring that all can see themselves in the art around them, the Mayors statement reads. It is imperative then that our public art reflect the diversity of our city and that we accordingly represent our diverse heroes....


More Than 25 Percent of People Reacting to Products With Fragrance "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Fragrance sales, largely composed of man-made chemicals are a $10 billion dollar a year industry. Fragrance can be made of thousands of compounds, most of which are synthetic, and many proven to harm human health. According to a recent survey, one in four are now sensitive to everyday chemicals found in products like deodorants and air fresheners.


Bitcoin Price Retreat Digs Into Bitcoin Miner Profits "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin miners may be turning off their machines, at least until the bitcoin price rebounds. Its no secret the BTC price has been in a rut, which has dampened investor sentiment but now its also interfering with the plans of ambitious mining projects that have flooded the market since bitcoins peak at year-end. The leading Continued

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Americas War on Religious and Conscientious Objections to Mandatory Vaccines "IndyWatch Feed Health"


Upholding Religious and Conscience-Based Vaccine Exemptions

by the World Mercury Project Team

For many individuals and families, deeply held conscientious and religious beliefs play a guiding role in decisions about vaccination. Recognizing the primacy and legitimacy of these beliefs, 47 out of 50 states permit religious and/or conscience-based vaccine exemptions, and about 1% to 6% of kindergartners claim such exemptions.

A religious exemption generally asserts that the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the persons religious tenets or practices.

Individuals who claim religious exemptions do not need to belong to a particular church or organized religion, but authorities may ask them to describe the religious or spiritual basis for their beliefs about vaccination.

Philosophical or conscientious exemptions, available in 18 of the 47 states, generally state something to the effect that no student is required to have an immunization that is contrary to the conscientiously held beliefs of his/her parent or guardian.

The specific exemption legislation varies considerably from state to state. In some states, individuals requesting vaccine exemptions must complete additional requirements, such as obtaining affidavits or notarization or receiving vaccine education from health care providers. In the event of an illness outbreak, a number of states require that exempted students...


What Will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Wear for Their Wedding? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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With her May 19 wedding to Prince Harry fast approaching, speculation is mounting over who will design Meghan Markles dress. Two design houses appear to be leading the pack. One is French designer Roland Mouret. The other contenders include Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo, of Australia. Meanwhile, the rumor mill is packed with suggestions over what Prince Harry will wear on the big day. The prince may wear the formal uniform of his old army regiment, or a suit.


If a problem comes along, you can whip it Sort of "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

ITS THE BIGGEST AMBLYPYGID IN THE WORLD! WHIPPING UP SOME INTEREST IN WHIP SCORPIONS Original article posted by Dr Karl Shuker on ShukerNature Whip Spiders not to be confused with Whip Scorpions I first learned about them as a child when reading the August 1966 issue of the then-monthly (previously-weekly) British magazine Animals, which []


Broad Museum Acquires Another Kusama Infinity Room, Opening This Weekend "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Yayoi Kusama, installation view of Longing for Eternity (2017) from last years exhibition at David Zwirner, New York (all photos by Maris Hutchinson/EPW Studio, images Yayoi Kusama and courtesy David Zwirner, New York; Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai; Victoria Miro, London/Venice; YAYOI KUSAMA Inc.)

Starting tomorrow, visitors to The Broad museum in Los Angeles can revel in an additional opportunity for psychedelic selfies. The museum announced today that it has acquired another Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Room, which means it now owns a grand total of two installations from the Japanese artists dazzling series of works. It goes on view tomorrow to complement the Broads other Infinity Room, The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away (2013), which has been on display since 2015.

Titled Longing for Eternity (2017), this room is technically a hexagonal-shaped box filled with mirrors and LED lights. You cant physically enter it, as you can with The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, which seems to house millions of radiant fireflies. Viewers are invited to sidle up to porthole-like windows in its side and peek into the chamber to gaze at infinity contained. Though less immersive than standing at the center of such a space, the experience is no less brilliant. Perhaps you had a chance to check it out last year, when it was included in David Zwirners New York City, exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life.

Yayoi Kusama, installation view of Longing for Eternity (2017) from last years exhibition at David Zwirner, New York

To see it at the Broad in person will, of course, require patience, as recent displays have...


3 Psychedelics Mathematically Proven to Elevate Consciousness "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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LSD, Psilocybin (Magic Mushrooms), and Ketamine have been part of the counter-culture for decades, with evidence that they are used more commonly across a wide class of people than many would have imagined. Business tycoons, artists, professional athletes, and Silicon Valley powerhouses like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are all famous for experimenting with LSD, and new research proves, at least on a mathematical level, that these psychedelics undoubtedly elevate consciousness.

Timothy Leary, advocate of LSD and psychedelics since the early 1960s.

Picking up where Leary left off, a study recently published in the Journal, Scientific Reports asked What is the level of consciousness resulting from a psychedelic state?

Consciousness is roughly defined in the study as awareness that vanishes when we sleep, but most of us with any experience in an altered state (drug induced or not) can attest that there is much more to consciousness than this.

Nonetheless, the study found a mathematical difference in the activity of certain brain regions in those who were on psychedelics, and those who were not. The study states,

These drugs normally have profound and widespread effects on conscious experiences of self and world. More specifically, they appear to broaden the scope of conscious contents, vivifying imagination and positively modulating the flexibility of cognition. At the same time, the states they induce are not accompanied by a global loss of consciousness or t...


In 2017, Billionaires Made Enough Money to End Extreme Poverty 7 Times Over "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Why do problems, such as extreme poverty and world hunger, still exist? Because the majority of the worlds wealth is controlled by a handful of individuals. It sounds like a conspiracy, but it is fact.

According to a new report, published by the charity organization Oxfam International, the global economy created a record number of billionaires in 2017. There are now 2,043 billionaires in the world. That means a new one was created every two days last year.


The report, which was published in early January, noted that most of the billionaires were men. In fact, eight of the billionaire men now own the same amount of wealth as half of the world. In 2017, the mens wealth surged by $762 billion, reports TIME. Astonishingly, that is enough money to end extreme poverty seven times over.

Separate data compiled by Bloomberg reveals that the top 500 billionaires net worth grew 24 percent to $5.38 trillion in 2017. The worlds richest person, Incs Jeff Bezos, witnessed a gain of $33.7 billion. 

Said Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International:

It is obscene for so much wealth to be held in the hands of so few when 1 in 10 people survive on less than $2 a day.  Inequality is trapping hundreds of millions in poverty; it is fracturing our societies and undermining democracy. 

Across the world, people are being left behind. Their wages are stagnating yet corporate bosses take home million dollar bonuses; their health and education services are cut while corporations and the super-rich dodge their taxes; their voices are ignored as governments sing to the tune of big business and a wealthy elite.




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Google to Ban Cryptocurrency Ads, Deepening Crypto Blackout "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Google to Ban Cryptocurrency Ads, Deepening Crypto Blackout By Jol Valenzuela The Daily Bell Google has announced that it will be cracking down on cryptocurrency-related advertising, furthering the crypto blackout online. According to new policies relating to financial services to be rolled out...

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Immediately After Damon Denounced America And Leaves Because Of Trump It Backfires BIG "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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March Astrology Forecast: a Month of Chaos & (hopefully) Redemption. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The next 30 days will challenge us to stay engaged with the messy details of world in order to be freed from them, and the false attachments we have developed to our physical, embodied life. These "messy details" are related to the sign of Virgo, the opposite sign from Pisces.


Teen Makes Panicked Call to Mom Following Florida Bridge Collapse "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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The horror of what happened to a pedestrian bridge sent a college student into shock. Richard Humble was in the passenger seat of a car when the bridge collapsed. The drivers side was left flattened and Richards fellow freshman, Alexa Duran, was killed. By some miracle the concrete did not crush his side of the car. Richard got on his cell phone with his mother in panic. Now hes left to mourn his friend, as he wonders how his life was spared.


Tachyon Chambers: A New Way to Heal "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The Pleiades (1885) by artist Elihu Vedder. I see a lot of goddess energy in this painting!

The Pleiadians and other cosmic civilizations of Light use subatomic particles called tachyons as a basic source of energy: as hyperdrive energy source for their spaceships by creating hyperspace wormholes, for healing, information transmission and for other purposes. And now there are tachyon chambers in North America, Europe and Asia that will help us heal body, mind and spirit.

The Pleiades star cluster

Tachyons Are From Higher Dimensions

A tachyon belt represents the border between the entropic and syntropic universe and it now surrounds our planet. High energy cosmic rays enter our Solar system from interstellar space and carry tachyons with them. Some of these tachyons reach the surface of our planet through a hyper-dimensional wormhole that the researchers in Europe have created with a quartz oscillator crystal aboard Genesis II spacecraft. The tachyons that have arrived through the wormhole can be utilized in the Tachyon Healing Chamber. The Phoenix Group in Europe developed the tachyon chamber with help from the Pleiadians. The tachyon chamber assists in bringing tachyons from the higher dimensions into physical matter.

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Peter Thiel: Bitcoin Will Be the 'One Online Equivalent to Gold' "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The co-founder of PayPal says there will be only one online equivalent to gold, and bitcoin, as the 'biggest' cryptocurrency, will triumph.


Watch Out-Of-Control Ski Lift Send People Flying "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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It was pure terror on a ski lift! At least eight people were injured at a ski resort in the nation of Georgia. Some skiers can be seen jumping off before the chairs crash into one another. Other passengers are hurled out of chairs as the out-of-control lift speeds in reverse.

Has Baby Sabrina, Who Vanished From Her Crib 20 Years Ago, Been Found? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Has a baby who vanished from her crib 20 years ago finally been found? Theres a new turn in a case that made headlines in 1997. The parents of Baby Sabrina say a 20-year-old woman reached out to them claiming to be the long-lost Sabrina. When Sabrina went missing, suspicion fell on her parents, whom cops thought did not appear to be upset. When they made a plea for their babys return, some called them cold. The Aisenbergs say theyve never lost faith that Sabrina was still alive.


Meet the Woman Who Wrote the Iconic Toys R Us Jingle "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Future generations will no longer be Toys R Us kids, as the retail giant announces plans to shut down all of its U.S. stores after filing for bankruptcy. Now meet the woman who wrote the iconic jingle for the toy store. Linda Kaplan Thaler wrote the catchy tune with none other than best-selling crime writer James Patterson back in 1982. He was her boss at an ad agency. She showed Inside Edition the original sheet music.

Vanessas Life Before Marrying Donald Trump Jr. "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Vanessa Trump was seen flanked by secret service agents, heading into her New York apartment as news broke she was divorcing Donald Trump Jr. Don Jr. and Vanessa released a joint statement confirming the split. After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways, it said. Before marrying into the Trump clan, Vanessa was a fashion model. She also tried her hand at acting, appearing in Somethings Gotta Give with Jack Nicholson.


Hogan Administration Approves Limited and Flawed Permit of TransCanadas Highly Controversial Fracked-Gas Pipeline "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

ANNAPOLIS, MD Today, the Maryland Department of Environment issued a state wetlands and waterways permit for TransCanadas proposed Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project for fracked gas, known as the Potomac Pipeline. This decision comes one day after the deadline passed for the Administration to fully review the project under section 401 of the Clean Water Act, and two days after five mothers were arrested in an act of protest against Governor Hogans support for this highly controversial pipeline.

Statement from Anne Havemann, General Counsel at the Chesapeake Climate Action Network:

The Hogan Administration has made a serious mistake in its regulatory approach to this pipeline with the potential of severe impacts to drinking water, public health, and the environment. Its very disappointing that the Administration decided to issue this limited and flawed permit the day after it waived its right to fully review the project under section 401 of the Clean Water Act.

While we are still reviewing the permit, we believe that no conditions under the states Wetlands and Waterways permit are sufficient to protect the states waters, given the sensitive geology and the potential impacts to the treasured Potomac River. This state-level permit is limited in what it covers and MDE had to issue it upon a showing that the proposed project would minimize adverse impacts.

The state should have pursued a more powerful 401 certification under the Clean Water Act, which would have looked at the project holistically and would have put the burden on TransCanada to prove that the project wont harm water quality.



Korean Regulator Warns Kakaos ICO Abroad Could Violate Crypto Regulations "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Korean Regulator Warns Kakao's ICO Abroad Could Violate Crypto Regulations

Responding to media reports that South Korean internet giant Kakao plans to raise funds using an initial coin offering (ICO) abroad, the countrys financial regulator reportedly warned that the ICO could violate current cryptocurrency regulations.

Also read: Japans DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies

ICOs Abroad Could Still Violate Korean Laws

Kakao Corp, which operates the countrys most popular chat app, Kakao Talk, plans to raise funds through an ICO overseas as well as issue its own Kakao coin, according to local media reports.



Katherine Westphal, Fiber Art Pioneer, Dies at 99 "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Katherine Westphal portrait for her 1993 exhibition at browngrotta arts (photo by Tom Grotta, courtesy of browngrotta arts)Katherine Westphal portrait for her 1993 exhibition at browngrotta arts (photo by Tom Grotta, courtesy of browngrotta arts)

For those who believe that deaths come in threes, the passing of Katherine Westphal this past Tuesday, confirmed by her gallery, Browngrotta Arts, must feel like fate. Already this year, we have lost Betty Woodman and Wendell Castle two of the greatest exponents of the American craft movement. Westphal, though less well-known, was every bit as significant, a creative genius of astonishing eclecticism. Principally a fiber artist, she brought her boundless energy to many other mediums as well; her career has been aptly described, in Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalfs Makers: A History of American Studio Craft, as a series of enthusiasms.

Westphal was born in Los Angeles in 1919, before the city boomed, and spent much of her growing-up years on roller skates always on the move. Though an indifferent student, she excelled at drawing, and went to the local City College to train in commercial art. She hated it: too many rules. So she transferred to the University of California at Berkeley, concentrating primarily on painting, though she also learned to weave and print textiles. After graduating in 1945, she got a job teaching in Wyoming. It was quite a shock for a city girl I could walk from one end of town to the other end of town in probably 15 minutes, she recalled in 1988  and she didnt stay long, heading to the University of Washington after...


German Shepherd Reunites With Family After United Flies Him to Japan by Mistake "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Its utter elation as a family is reunited with their German shepherd, Irgo. Irgo was supposed to fly from Denver to Kansas City. Instead, he ended up 11,000 miles away, in Japan. It was a mix-up that made big news. It was the last thing United needed after a French bulldog named Kokito suffocated to death in an overhead bin. Irgo rode first class on the way home to meet his family, who was anxiously awaiting his arrival.


NBA Draft Prospect Jonay Porter is Also a Crypto Fanatic "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

One of the NBAs latest prospects is Jontay Porter. The 18-year-old has high hopes for the future. Firstly, of course, hes wanting to be picked in Junes draft. Secondly, hed love to help his team, the Missouri Tigers, win the NCAA Tournament that theyre competing in. Finally, hes hoping for a big rebound off the court in the cryptocurrency market.

An Enterprising Young Mind

In a recent interview with the Kansas City Star, the young NBA hopeful spoke of his interest in cryptocurrency and how he himself was invested in Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and Tron. He told the publication about how he approached putting together his diverse crypto portfolio:

I did my own research, obviously; thats what you should always do if youre investing Im obviously not going to put all of my money in cryptocurrency.

He started by buying $300 worth of Bitcoin. This was followed by smaller purchases of more crypto assets using his student-athlete allowance.

Unfortunately, the Tigers leading rebounder was forced to cash out some of his investment. He explained to the Star how he had been bought a used SUV by his parents. Owing them the money back and with no way to pay it yet, he was forced to sell half of his crypto assets. He was, however, careful to keep some skin in the game as hes optimistic of a rebound in the markets:

I was kind of sad, because [the market] was about to bounce back. But my mom needed it right away.

Missouri Tigers assistant coach and father of the budding basketball star turned investor, Michael Porter Sr., told the publication about his sons inquisitive mind. He said, hes  always been a thinker. Meanwhile, Lisa Porter, the teenage athletes mother added:

He had the gumption to just do it All my other kids would really debate over it.

From a young age, Jontay had an inquisitive mind and sought ways to turn that into financial gain. In the Sixth Grade, he started dismantling, repairing, and jail-breaking his iPhones. This transformed into something of a business. Hed advertise his repair services for cracked screens and the like on CraigsList. He always made sure to undercut the local businesses offering the same services in his town.

Of course, Jontay Porter isnt the first athlete to embrace cryptocurrency. The US Winter Olympic luge team famously declared that theyd accept Bitcoin donations for their medal challenge this year. Unfortunately, Olympic rules prohibited the team from wearing any Bitcoin branding on their official uniforms. This is a real shame too as the event was held in crypto-loving South Korea and had the whole worlds eyes upon it....


3D Printed House for $4,000 in less than 24 hours, First in US "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Heather CallaghanEditor

America has a first to be truly proud of. The first permitted 3D printed house in the U.S. was just completed in Austin, Texas in less than 24 hours and costs less than $4,000.

Not only is this amazing feat turning heads everywhere, its also causing everyone to ask What now? Especially the housing industry, Im sure. But perhaps a better question would be What cant we do now?

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The stylish house was created by ICON, an innovative construction company, and New Story, a charity dedicated towards providing shelter for families in the developing world.

After the successful establishment of the home in Austin, the organizations are now working towards building a whole community of the 3D-printed homes in rural El Salvador or Haiti.

Each home costs roughly $4,000 to create, with a small amount of additional human labor. All the sources for the building are locally-sourced and made from mortar. Additionally, each home takes only about 12 to 24 hours to make.

ICON co-founder Jason Ballard said:

With 3D-printing, you not only have a continuous thermal envelope, high thermal mass, and near zero-waste, but you also hav...


Babies Fed Soy Milk Have Changes in Reproductive System "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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By Heather CallaghanEditor

A longitudinal study led by Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia and the NIH found subtle, estrogen-like responses in infants fed soy formula versus breast milk, and apparently versus cows formula, too.

This is obviously important news for new and expectant mothers who may not be able to breastfeed. The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommends breastfeeding but soy is a commonly recommended alternative to breast milk because many babies cannot digest cow-milk formula.

Virginia A. Stallings, MD, director of the Nutrition Center at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) said:

Soy formula contains high concentrations of plant-based estrogen-like compounds, and because this formula is the sole food source for many babies in the first six months of life, its important to understand the effects of exposure to such compounds during a critical period in development.

We love plant-based diets here at Natural Blaze, but weve never promoted soy, especially for its genetic engineering and obscene amounts of glyphosate, detectable in baby formulas.

While some plant-eaters promote soy as an alternative to dairy, pointing out that soy is much less estrogenic than dairy, there is an highly estrogen-like compound in soy called genis...


Leave a Glass of Salt Water and Vinegar to Detect Negative Energy in Your Home "IndyWatch Feed Health"

No one wants to be surrounded by negative energy, whether its coming from certain individuals or rooms with dark, weird sensations. If youve ever walked into a place and thought, something feels off here, then you know exactly what we mean. Well, guess what? You dont have to hide from places that are filled with... View Article

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Beekeepers Fuming, This Govt Will No Longer Look at Pesticides for Mass Bee Deaths "IndyWatch Feed Health"

French Beekeepers Fuming, Govt Will No Longer Look at Pesticides for Mass Bee Deaths

By Heather CallaghanEditor

How do you make a problem disappear? Simple. Pretend it doesnt exist.

Simply remove the culprit from the equation.

Thats what the French government is doing even though pesticides have created problem after problem for French farmers, wine makers and beekeepers.

French beekeepers are fuming that pesticides will no longer be sought in cases of acute, mass bee deaths. reports (translated):

Beekeepers criticized the French government for the deficiencies in its monitoring of acute and massive bee mortalities. Seizure of the case, the French Agency for Health Security (ANSES) confirmed the criticism. But instead of improving its investigations, the government intends to no longer systematically look for pesticide residues in these cases. One way to make them invisible?

ANSES is the group criticizing the government for its nonsensical blinders to obvious pesticide holocausts on hives.

Beekeepers had the unpleasant impression that successive governments sought to incriminate their practices and bee diseases to explain the massive and acute deaths observed in France since the appearance of  neonicotinoids in t...


Analyst Predicts Bitcoin Price Drop to $2,800 This Year "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoins pending death cross has left investors worried and confused. According to a graph posted by Bloomberg, the 50-day moving average is getting close to the 200-day moving average. If it touches the latter, or worse, goes below it, bitcoin will suffer a great loss. Considering these trends and comparing these activities to BTCs price Continued

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Tired All the Time? 8 Medical Causes of Fatigue "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Do you feel tired all the time? Nothing is worse than getting a full 8 hours of sleep and waking up feeling like you just went to bed. Chronic fatigue is more than just not getting enough sleep, its a complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that cant be explained by any underlying medical condition... View Article

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Birth Order Matters: Second-Born Children Are More Likely to Be Criminals "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Whether you grew up an only child or were surrounded by sibling rivalry, youve probably heard countless theories on birth order. In fact, doctors, scientists, and sociologists have studied the topic of birth order on life outcomes extensively. (You life might even seem like one of those studies right now!) One of the most popular... View Article

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Solar Storm on March 18 Could Cause Headaches and Disrupt Sleep Around the World "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Take note of how you feel on March 18, 2018, and if there are any strange glitches to your technological devices because guess what? A solar storm is coming and its bound to hit earth in an interesting way. Like everything else in the universe, our bodies and experiences are closely connected to other things... View Article

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How Flowers Blossomed Into One of Art Historys Most Popular Subjects "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Flower Art History Flower Painting Flower Sculpture Flowers in Art

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Throughout the history of art, certain subjects have resonated particularly strongly with artists and audiences alike. Ranging from cats to Cupid, these revisited trends reveal art's most popular muses, with flowers at the forefront.

Rooted in ancient art and still prevalent today, depictions of blossoms, blooms, and other botanical elements can be found in many of the most significant art movements, whether carved into clay or starring in a still-life. Here, we trace the history of the humble flower in art, exploring its evolution and identifying iconographic trends that have attracted artists for centuries.

Ancient Egypt

In Ancient Egyptian mythology, the lotus flower symbolized the sun and had strong ties to the concept of creation and rebirth. A simplified and stylized lotus motif was often used to adorn artistic objects, including papyrus paintings, amulets, and ceramics.

Flower Art History Flower Sculpture Flowers in Art

Marsh Bowl (ca. 14791458 BC) Photo: Met Museum (Public Domain)

In addition to ornamental decorations, Egyptians also employed flowers as an artistic medium. In King Tutankhamun's tomb, for example, multiple coll...


Scott Kelly Spent a Year in Space, and Now He Has Different DNA Than His Identical Brother "IndyWatch Feed Health"

This article is shared with permission from our friends at ZME Science. Scott Kelly spent 340 consecutive days onboard the International Space Station between 2015 and 2016. His brother Mark, also an astronaut at NASA, was during that time retired and stayed put on Earth. Seeing how the two are both identical twins and astronauts... View Article

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White House Says Trump in Frequent Contact with Extraterrestrials "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

WASHINGTON, D.C. Since assuming office on January 20, 2017, President Donald J. Trump has periodically exchanged messages with intelligent extraterrestrial life forms who, according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, have provided him with advice and guidance on a multitude of issues ranging from job creation to national security.


Cambridgeshire 1,000 BC - Must Farm - Our very own Pompeii? "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

by that, I don't mean, "Bronze age Cambridgeshire suffered a volcano," but the level of preservation in this fenland homestead is comparable to Italy's famous frozen Roman city.

I've been waiting for a documentary about this site since I first heard about the initial dig back in 2015.

I love the way these Must Farm bronze long-knifes are very similar to those swords from Troy used by Achilles and Paris! Yeah, I know I'm delving wittingly into Wilson/Blackett's Brutus of Troy comes up to UK via the straits of Gibraltar back in 1400 BC territory but...  why not? Coelbren speaking too?


Earths Nearest Exoplanet Might Not Be Habitable "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Exoplanet discoveries are always exciting to find a place outside our solar system that could potentially support life or future human colonization is science fiction becoming a reality. Most of these planets are hundreds or even thousands of lightyears away, making it impossible to reach them with our current levels of technology, but its fun to dream.

Some scientists thought our closest exoplanet neighbor Proxima B might be habitable for humans in the future, but that might no longer be an option. Why is Proxima B no longer on the to-visit list?

Where Is Proxima B?

First, where is our nearest interstellar neighbor?

If you ask Google, the answer you get looks like gibberish RA 14h 29m 43 sec | Dec -62 40 46. Those are the planets interstellar coordinates, but if youre not an astronomer or an astrophysicist, the numbers probably dont mean much.

Proxima is also called Proxima Centauri B and is in orbit around Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf star in a massive triple-star system. What makes it so exciting is its location its only about four lightyears from Earth. While thats still a staggering 25 million miles away, Proxima B is still one of the closest exoplanets researchers have discovered.

The triple-star system the planet calls home isnt the best place for planets, though and Proxima B might not be able to support life anymore.

The Worst Sunburn Ever

Have you ever thought of stars as having a personality? Well, Proxima Centauri has a bit of a temper. In March 2017, the star released an enormous solar flare, making its surface more than 1,000 times brighter for a few seconds before it dimmed. While it created an amazing light show for observing astronomers, it also probably took Proxima B off NASAs to-visit list.

M-Class red dwarf stars like Proxima Centauri tend to be extremely volatile, and while this is the first flare of this size weve observed, they may be common in that solar system. The short flare bombarded the surface of the planet with 4,000 times more radiation than normal. These flares are capable of ripping a planets entire atmosphere away, making it entirely uninhabitable.

NASAs research has shown the flares emitted by Proxima Centaur...


500 WORDS: Huong Ngo and Hong-An Truong "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Huong Ngo and Hong-An Truong on their work in Being: New Photography 2018


SHARK BYTES "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Magic is deception. The Washington Times says the technology will change the world on a scale hardly seen in human history. Its happened and you probably didnt even notice! Its happening all around us!! Its producing a global roll-out of unprecedented proportions. With recently received FCC approval, the manufacturing phase as begun! China already has []


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FTC Halts Activities of Four Floridians Involved in Crypto-Related Chain Referral Schemes "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has halted the activities of four individuals who allegedly promoted deceptive money-making schemes involving cryptocurrencies. These schemes falsely promised participants they could garner huge returns by using cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Litecoin to enroll themselves and others.

In a complaint, the FTC alleges that four defendants Thomas Dluca, Louis Gatto, Eric Pinkston, and Scott Chandler promoted the chain referral schemes called Bitcoin Funding Team, My7Network, and Jetcoin. Using YouTube videos, social media, and conference calls, the defendants promised big rewards for small payments of Bitcoin or Litecoin. The FTC alleges, however, that the structure of the schemes ensured that few would benefit and that, in fact, the large majority of participants would fail to recoup their initial investments.

Bitcoin Funding Team, My7Network, and Jetcoin

Two of these schemes Bitcoin Funding Team and My7Network required people to use Bitcoin or Litecoin to pay for the right to recruit others into the schemes. There was no product or service to sell, people were simply told to pay in and recruit other people into the program. Supposedly, the more cryptocurrency people paid in, the more they would make. The FTC alleges that these programs were illegal chain referral schemes.

This case shows that scammers always find new ways to market old schemes, which is why the FTC will remain vigilant regardless of the platform or currency used, said Tom Pahl, Acting Director of the FTCs Bureau of Consumer Protection. The schemes the defendants promoted were designed to enrich those at the top at the expense of everyone else.

The FTC alleges that a fourth defendant, Scott Chandler, promoted Bitcoin Funding Team and another deceptive cryptocurrency scheme, Jetcoin. Similar to the other two, Jetcoin also promoted a recruitment scheme but also promised investors a fixed rate of return on their initial Bitcoin investments as a result of Bitcoin trading. In a series of promotional calls, Chandler claimed Jetcoin participants could double their investment in 50 days. In reality, the FTC complaint alleges, the scheme failed to deliver on these claims and ceased operation within two months of launching.

In its complaint, the FTC charged that the defen...


The Corniness and Complexity of Grant Wood "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Grant Wood, Corn Cob Chandelier for Iowa Corn Room (1925), copper, iron, and paint ( Figge Art Museum, successors to the Estate of Nan Wood Graham/Licensed by VAGA, New York, photograph 2017 Mark Tade courtesy Whitney Museum of American Art)

Before Americans liked the iconic painting American Gothic (1930), they seemed to hate it. When Grant Wood entered the work in a competition at the Art Institute of Chicago, many viewers interpreted the painting as a disrespectful parody of small-town Americans. But within a few years, Depression-era and New Deal patriotism swept across the country, and the image became a national symbol.

Steven Biel, a cultural historian who directs the Humanities Center at Harvard University, described the paintings unlikely journey in his book, American Gothic: A Life of Americas Most Famous PaintingLater artists made fun of its seeming sincerity; Gordon Parks famously imitated the painting, and pointed out the whiteness of its subjects, with a photograph of Ella Watson, a black woman holding a mop and broom in front of the US flag. Its troubling when American Gothic stands for the authentic, true, or even average Americans, Biel said. Still, he added, Woods work has more complexity than many viewers give him credit for.

Biel spoke to Hyperallergic about Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables, a retrospective currently on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The exhibition puts American Gothic in the context of earlier and later works by Wood. Some seem like sincere celebrations of the US, but others show off the painters sense of irony and humor.

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SEC Investigating Dozens of Cryptocurrency Startups, Official Confirms "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has opened investigations into dozens of startups operating in the cryptocurrency space, an agency official confirmed on Thursday. SEC Investigating Dozens of Cryptocurrency Startups, Official Confirms Stephanie Avakian, co-director of the SECs enforcement division, confirmed rumors that the agency was investigating a large number of initial coin offering Continued

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Betrium Is Launching an ICO to Raise Funding for the Worlds Most Advanced Gambling Platform "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The online betting industry is by far one of the fastest growing industries today, which leaves a lot of room for innovation. The easing of government regulations has been identified as one of the primary growth drivers of the global online gambling market. According to a report published by Interpol, the industry has a turnover of more than $1 trillion. The market is characterized by the presence of several vendors competing to gain market dominance. Yet, this seems to have little or no effect on market players innovative instincts.

Todays betting services are flawed. Betting firms are increasingly growing shy of global expansion, choosing to encourage neither deposits nor withdrawal from players outside their chosen territories, no worldwide support, only local and most known sporting events. Many bookmakers ban foreign users. This is not to say that local players have it easy. These firms charge high commissions as high as 1-3% on money deposit, 1-3% fee on money withdrawals, 0-5% fee on individual player winnings. Lets not forget that conditions are unfair, and automatic tax cuts on personal income.

In this technologically advanced age, online betting firms are yet to develop a vendor platform, provide public API for developers, and while there exists decentralized, tech-savvy platforms, they cant provide fast betting services to match their low-tech competitors. The solution of the problems described above is the Betrium.

Betrium, the solution

Betrium, the platform with its ICO scheduled from 26th March 2018 to 29th April 2018, is a solution developed by a group of entrepreneurs and MIT and MIPT graduates. The platform offers the first partly decentralized worldwide betting service (betting exchange and sport-book) with zero-commissions and cryptocurrency support. Betrium also provides a platform for event organizers, developers, and third-party service providers.


So, what makes Betrium stand out?

After months of research and analysis of betting and gambling markets and bookmakers business model, Betriums dev...


Tanasia Kenney // Nation of Islam Responds to Black Dems Who Denounced Farrakhan "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Nation of Islam Responds to Black Dems Who Denounced Farrakhan: [] In an open letter, the group blasted Reps. Danny Davis, Barbara Lee and Gregory Meeks, who disavowed Farrakhans anti-Semitic and racially-charged comments at a Saviors Day speech in Chicago last month.

Were writing this open letter to express our deep disappointment with your published denouncement of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhans Saviors Day 2018 Message at the behest of the Republican Jewish Coalition, the anti-Defamation League and others who represent White supremacy and the continuing effort to destroy our community, read the letter, dated March 9.


Major Solar Storms causing Anxiety, Fatigue & Powerful Energy Shifts: March 16th-26th. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Geomagnetic storms are intense transformational periods that can bring mind-opening awakenings and reconnect us to internal and external universal knowl


Ukraine to Legalize Crypto Mining as Economic Activity "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ukraine to Legalize Crypto Mining as Economic Activity

The government in Kiev has taken concrete steps to legalize cryptocurrency mining. Ukraines Minister of Economy has ordered several ministries, agencies, and the National Bank to prepare the documents necessary to include mining in the state register of economic activities.

Also read: Ukraines Financial Watchdog Clarifies Stance on Cryptos

Easing the Pressure on the Crypto Community

Ukraines legislature does not seem to be in a hurry to adopt new crypto legislation, but the executive power in Kiev has taken matters into its own hands. At a meeting on Thursday, the Minister of Economic Development Stepan Kubiev ordered several other departments and agencies to do whats necessary to include cryptocurrency mining in the state classifier of economic activities.

The ministries of economy, finance, justice, energy, the agency responsible for the e-government and the Ukrainian statistical service should prepare a draft document to amend the register. The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) and the Security Service (SBU) have also been invited to participate. Kubiev was quoted in a press release as saying:

By adding the crypto mining sector to the classifier, we will bring it out of the shadow economy and collect more budget revenues.

The Minister of Economic Development pointed out that the legalizing of the mining industry may reduce the outflow of qualified IT professionals from Ukraine....


RIP, Chuck Westfall: The Photo Industry Just Lost a Legend "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Chuck Westfall has died. A legend in the camera industry, Westfall was a photographer who served as a technical representative and advisor at Canon for decades.

Nancy Winnings, Westfalls sister, announced the news today in a Facebook post, sharing the above photo and writing: This gentle man passed away today. He was a loving son, husband, father, brother, and friend. Service details to follow.

Canon writes that Westfall earned a photography degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and spent 10 years doing commercial photography and photo retail work before he joined Canon in 1982 as a Technical Representative.

Over the years, he climbed the corporate ladder and eventually became Canon USAs Technical Advisor for the Consumer Imaging Group. In this position, Westfall regularly connected with photographers, journalists, companies, and retail outlets, become well known for his technical expertise regarding Canons camera equipment.

Westfall had a hand in the development of some of the camera industrys best-known digital cameras. In 1994, he helped Canon and Kodak develop the pioneering EOS-DCS line of digital SLRs. He would later go on to help Canon in developing its market-leading digital cameras for both consumers and professionals.

Chuck Westfall with a Canon DSLR. Photo by Nancy Winnings.

Westfalls status in the photo industry was so revered that 2008 saw the launch of the popular industry blog Fake Chuck Westfall the...


National Hygiene and Inferior Offspring: Japans Eugenics Victims Demand Justice "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

TOKYO The Japanese government is promising to pursue a nationwide study of a nearly 50-year policy of forced sterilizations, vasectomies and abortions that sought to eliminate disabled people from society by preventing the birth of inferior offspring.

Known as the Eugenic Protection Law, the inhumane policy was introduced in 1948 under U.S. military occupation before coming to an end in 1996. It drew inspiration from similar legislation in Nazi Germany that hoped to manage the countrys racial hygiene through population quality control measures.

At least 25,000 people alleged to suffer from mental and physical illnesses, disabilities, and hereditary disorders including feeble-mindedness, remarkable criminal inclination, abnormal sexual desire, and deafness were affected by the law.

Among the victims were an estimated 16,000 to 17,000 people who were forced or deceived into undergoing surgical procedures against their will, often as a condition for treatment in psychiatric hospitals and institutions.

The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abes Liberal Democratic Party-led coalition which has ruled the country for much of its post-war history has been forced to face up to the policy after an elderly woman in Miyagi Prefecture came forward to demand compensation.

The woman, who remains anonymous and is now in her 60s, is claiming 11 million (around $100,000) in damages for the violation of her human rights. The case is the first lawsuit of its kind.

Following her diagnosis for hereditary feeble-mindedness in 1972, at the age of 15, the woman was coerced by the government into undergoing a forced sterilization procedure. Suffering various side effects throughout her life, she remained unmarried as potential partners withdrew their marriage proposals upon discovering her inability to give birth.

Past administrations have refused to apologize or provide any form of redress to victims of the eugenics law.

Read more by Elliot Gabriel



Jacob Lawrence Painting Missing for Half a Century Goes to Auction "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Jacob Lawrence, 19. Tension on the High Seas (1956), tempera on board (image courtesy Swann Auction Galleries)

A missing painting from Jacob Lawrences Struggle . . . From the History of the American People series, a work effectively lost in an unknown private collection, has resurfaced after decades off the radar. The 19th panel of the series, Tension on the High Seas, shows a British naval officer hovering menacingly over three bound and wounded American captives, their heads hung so low that they disappear into their shoulders. A historical scene from the ChesapeakeLeopard affair (the 1807 incident that led to the War of 1812), the painting is headed for auction at Swann Auction Galleries on April 5. Its expected to sell for between $75,000 and $100,000.

The paintings discovery brings to light an important missing link in our understanding of a defining, yet lesser-known series in Lawrences career, Elsa Smithgall, a curator at The Phillips Collection, wrote Hyperallergic in an email. It provides hope that the other four panels, whose whereabouts have eluded us so far, will at last emerge. This particular panel, with its striking depiction of the British impressment of American sailors, is one of several from the series that examine the history of the War of 1812. As such, it brings a fuller, richer context to the mounting drama of Lawrences overall visual narrative. (Smithgall organized an exhibition of 12 works from the Struggle series at the Washington, DC museum in 2015.) 

When he first came up with the idea for the series in the 1950s, Lawrence intended Struggle as a 60-work book project. He wanted to convey the history of the entire American people, Nigel Freeman, director of the African-Ameri...


SEC Official Says 'Dozens' of Crypto Investigations Underway "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Stephanie Avakian, a co-director of the U.S. SEC's Enforcement Division, said the agency is investigating "dozens" of ICO campaigns.


Microplastic Contamination Found in Most Major Brands of Bottled Water Globally "IndyWatch Feed Health"

According to a recent studys findings, 93 percent of bottled water showed signs of microplastic contamination averaging 10.4 large (> 100 um) microplastic particles per liter of bottled water. The tests included brands like Evian, Aquafina, and Dasani. 

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How Coca-Cola Declared War on the Public Health Community: Study "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The Coca-Cola Company proposed and financed the now-defunct group Global Energy Balance Network as a weapon in the growing war between the public health community and private industry over obesity and the obesity epidemic, according to a new study published today in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

The study is based on documents obtained via state Freedom of Information request by U.S. Right to Know, a consumer and public health group.

The study states that The documents reveal that Coca-Cola funded and supported the GEBN because it would serve as a weapon to change the conversation about obesity amidst a growing war between the public health community and private industry.

This study reveals The Coca-Cola Companys true intentions to go to war with the public health community over obesity and who is responsible for it, said Gary Ruskin, co-director of US Right to Know, a co-author of the study.

Other co-authors of the study are: Pepita Barlow, University of Oxford; Paulo Serdio, University of Oxford; Professor Martin McKee, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and Professor David Stuckler, Bocconi University.

The title of the article in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health is: Science organisations and Coca-Colas war with the public health community: insights from an internal industry document.

U.S. Right to Know is a nonprofit consumer and public health organization that investigates the risks associated with the...


Need a new Battery for your Tablet Etc.? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Good service, battery comes with a disassembly tool. On line Vid for help in replacing the Battery.


Photography Contributes $10.2B to US Economy: Govt Report "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Ever wonder how much the arts and photography contribute towards the United States economy? Wonder no more. According to a newly-published government report, the arts contribute over $763 billion to the economy, and photography represents over $10 billion of that total.

Those numbers come from new data released earlier this month by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The findings were based on information collected in 2015.

The arts contribute $763.6 billion to the U.S. economy, more than agriculture, transportation, or warehousing, the NEA reports. The arts employ 4.9 million workers across the country with earnings of more than $370 billion. Furthermore, the arts exported $20 billion more than imported, providing a positive trade balance.

In fact, the arts were found to add four times as much to the US economy than agriculture.

And of the $763.6 billion generated by the arts, photography and photo-finishing services accounted for $10.2 billion, with a 2.9% annual growth between 2012 and 2015. By comparison, the motion picture industry contributed $99.3 billion.

The data confirm that the arts play a meaningful role in our daily lives, including through the jobs we have, the products we purchase, and the experiences we share, says NEA Chairman Jane Chu.

(via NEA via PDNPulse)

Image credits: Illustrations by the National Endowment for the Arts



Woman Tattooed With The Garden of Earthly Delights Isnt What It Seems to Be "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Contemporary Garden of Earthly Delights Agnieszka Nienartowicz

What appears to be a photograph of a girl showing off her Hieronymus Bosch-inspired tattoo isn't a photo at all. It's actually an incredible oil painting by Polish artist Agnieszka Nienartowicz. Graduating just two years ago from the Fine Arts Academy of Gdask, she demonstrates incredible skill at her craft. This particular painting combines the work of Hieronymus Bosch, a forefather of the Northern Renaissance, with tattoo art for a decidedly contemporary feel.

Interestingly, the piece, which shares a title with Bosch's iconic The Garden of Earthly Delights, was first conceived of in Nienartowicz's own private reflections. With a deep interest in man's internal emotions and conflicts, she found the 15th-century painting as a perfect vehicle to convey her message. Humans are full of contrasts and contradictions, they want to do good and instead they do evil, the artist shares with My Modern Met. I was thinking about human nature, about sin and the will of evil which are inscribed in our being, like written inside us. And then I connected it with the Bosch's triptych, which speaks of human nature. I love this painting, it is so strange, weird and beautiful at the same time.

Bosch's figures, expertly painted in oil by the young artist, demonstrate the fall of man, contrasting with the delicate beauty of the young woman depicted. Nienartowicz's work follows a returning trend toward figurative painting in contemporary art. And though treading toward hyperrealism, there is still a painterly touch evident in the canvas. By combining old and new, she strives to achieve the perfection of the Old Masters, while cont...


Report: Idaho Teacher Feeds Live Puppy To Snapping Turtle In Front Of Students "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Bad teacher: A school teacher in Idaho is in hot water after feeding a live puppy to his pet snapping turtle in front of middle school students. What was he thinking? Science teacher Robert Crosland is under investigation for alleged animal cruelty after reports emerged that the middle school teacher fed a live puppy to []


Favorite Easter Craft Projects from Flax & Twine "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Its hard to believe that I have been blogging for over 7 years! I have a lot of projects and patterns under my belt, but I will say that the Easter craft projects are amongst my favorites.  I love a good egg design that doesnt require dying. Im a no muss, no fuss sort of gal. READ MORE

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Tanzania Joins International Movement Demanding Return of Human Remains in Germany "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Mnyaka Sururu Mboro, a Tanzanian activist in Berlin, holding a street sign designed as a protest of German colonial actions against the Maji Maji Rebellion (photo by Tahir Della courtesy Berlin Postkolonial)

Officials from the nation of Tanzania have joined an international movement demanding the return of skeletons stolen from Africa by German colonists.

Tanzanian activists, and at least one government official, want Germany to repatriate the skull of Chief Songea Mbano, a leader who rebelled against the German colonial regime in the early 20th century.

After hanging him, they chopped off the head and sent it to Germany, said Mnyaka Sururu Mboro, a Tanzanian activist in Germany. Mboro grew up hearing stories about the heroism of Chief Mbano.

A photograph believed to depict Chief Songea Mbano (via Wikimedia)

Calls for the return of the chiefs remains have been spreading for years, according to the Tanzanian newspaper The Citizen. An official at the countrys Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism said that, in response to many requests, he would ask Tanzanias Ministry of Foreign Affairs to call on Germany to return the skull.

The exact whereabouts of Chief Mbanos skull are not yet known, but at least four German institutions possess human remains from Tanzania, according to the advocacy organization Berlin Postkol...


California's Senator Richard Pan Publicly Denies Any Increase in Autism "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Epidemic? Pandemic? Not according to this Pan-Democrat in California, Richard Pan. Thanks to Laura for this update. Thanks to readers for the photo suggestions... ;) Kim By Laura Hayes 6-minute video summary of recent hearing in CA (have a listen...


Deaf Cat from Hermitage Museum Named Russias Official World Cup Oracle "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

A painting of a cat at the State Hermitage Museum (photo by Flickr user RachelH_)

Earlier this week, a deaf feline resident of Russias State Hermitage Museum, in St. Petersburg, was declared the official animal oracle of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, scheduled to take place in Russia this summer. Achilles the cat will attempt to predict the outcome of individual matches by choosing between two bowls of food, each designated with a flag of the competing nation. Achilles was apparently chosen for the task due to the accuracy of his previous predictions of winners in last years FIFA Confederations Cup, according to artnets Caroline Goldstein.

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Hundreds of cats have roamed the galleries of the Hermitage Museum since the 18th century, when the first group was brought in as a form of natural, fluffy pest control. Today, the Hermitage cats even have their own press secretary; other Russian museums have also started keeping cats in their employ. As for World Cup animal prognosticators, the most famous was probably Germanys Paul the Octopus, who, strangely enough, correctly pointed out the winners of 12 out of 14 games by the end of the 2010 World Cup.

But international relations may be this cats Achilles heel, so to speak. With tensions mounting between Russia and Britain, a shadow could be cast over Achilles new job. British Members of Parliament are discussing whether they should encourage the England national football team to boycott the World Cup, or even push FIFA to move or postpone the whole tournament, after a Russian former spy...


Aboriginal land councils ramp up push for NT treaty promised 30 years ago - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Aboriginal land councils ramp up push for NT treaty promised 30 years ago - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): "The 30-year anniversary of the Barunga Statement represents perhaps a unique opportunity to reset the process and ensure that Aboriginal people are leading front and centre when it comes to these kinds of things," Mr Morrison said.

He said an MOU would ensure Indigenous Territorians are driving the treaty agenda.

"We don't want to see governments and anyone else come up with ideas on behalf of Aboriginal people because we've seen the sorts of messes that unfold," he said.

Mr Morrison said the MOU should include formal recognition of past wrongs, and ultimately lead to a better future for Aboriginal people.

"I think there's a need for the levels of leadership in the Northern Territory and the Commonwealth to realise the deep injustices," he said.


Nightslantern Suppressed News // March 14-15, 2018 // #ElSalvador / #Myanmar / #Honduras #Israel "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Gerald and Maas 2018 suppressed news, March 14, 2018
El Salvador: it was announced on March 7th that Pope Francis had approved Archbishop Oscar Romero for sainthood. In 2015 Romero was declared a "blessed" of the Church. The qualification for sainthood requiring of martyrs only one miracle was met when Cecilia Maribel Flores, near death, recovered in answer to a prayer to the "blessed" Romero by her husband. Archbishop Oscar Romero known for attempting to defend El Salvador's poor against the country's U.S. supported military and death squads - begged and ordered soldiers to stop killing civilians. He was murdered March 24, 1980 as he celebrated mass. In 1992 a UN truth commission found the assassination order was given by Major Roberto D'Aubuisson Arrieta, a graduate of the U.S. School of the Americas, a member of Salvadoran military intelligence, a leader of the right wing death squads, and eventually a presidential candidate. With the military's immunity currently revoked El Salvador's judiciary has reopened the case. ...


Beeston Street Art Festival 16-17 June 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Cover image is an existing work by one of our entrants Zabou.

We have decided to hold a festival this year in Beeston, Nottingham, based in The White Lion Pub, we also hope to secure some private walls around the town centre on which artists can create permanent works.

An update on our original mission:

Following the loss from Broxtowe Council of 2 of the 3 people who asked us to collect street art design submissions for the dark walls on Station Rd we have struggled to make any progress with regards to permission. We have now raised an official planning enquiry and hope our assigned officer likes the proposals. It is unclear at this stage as to whether planning permission will be required for street art it was not in Cheltenham according to their festival organisers but it was in Leeds according to theirs, so rules differ across the country and we should know Broxtowes position soon.

Not only do we potentially need planning permission but landlords permission when it comes to the precinct buildings the freeholder is Broxtowe too. We are however now keen to diversify from our original aim of turning the Station Rd walls into an attraction and would welcome design proposals for these and any other plausible canvases around our town  private freeholders can be approached with design offers and, if they compliment their businesses, might well give permission for their walls to be used in a festival 16-17 June this year.

We also would like to invite street artists to exhibit any transportable boards/canvases over this weekend.  The festival hub will be at the White Lion pub and June 16 coincides with National Civic Day so Beeston and District Civic Society will be fully involved too. Please share this post and lets see if we can pull together a vibrant celebration and exhibition of Street Art for Beeston this year. We hope to have more news soon, do join our Facebook Group if you havent already and if you have any questions or suggestions/submissions please post/comment there or email


Billionaire Investor Peter Thiel Touts Bitcoin as Digital Gold "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The billionaire venture capitalist is doubling down on BTC, likening the digital coin to golds online equal. Thiel touts the No. 1 cryptocurrency for its size and its ability to compete with gold as a safe haven, saying at the Economic Club of New York: I would be long bitcoin, and neutral to skeptical of just Continued

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Thiel: Bullish On Bitcoin, Trump, & Musk; Bearish On AI, EU & Political Correctness "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

Fresh off his move to Los Angeles, and a profile in the New York Times where he defended President Donald Trump and lashed out at the pervasive groupthink that drove him out of Silicon Valley, billionaire venture capitalist and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel sat for an interview with Maria Bartiromo at the Economic Club of New York.

Early in the discussion, Bartiromo asked Thiel who famously opened for Trump at the Republican National Convention what he thought about Trumps performance.

In response, he explained that hes extremely happy with the presidents performance during his first year in office. While the media has been hyperfixated on the latest leak from the Russia probe, Trump has quietly been slashing regulations and questioning orthodoxies like the economic benefits of free trade.

Thats why, if he runs again, he will be reelected, Thiel said.

Though its probably the case that Democrats will do quite well in the midterms.

He also pointed out the irony that people in the Bay Area describe him as a contrarian for supporting Trump

Supporting Trump was the least contrarian thing I ever didnearly half the country voted for him. But within the context of Silicon Valley it was viewed as extremely contrarian.

The one thing that I liked about Trump and still very much like about him is a willingness to ask questions and to reframe the debate and not be bound by these strictures.

There are any of a number of issues where its good to rethink things.

Later in the conversation, Bartiromo asked Thiel about the Gawker situation. Thiel, who sounded uncharacteristically willing to discuss an episode about which h......


Samsung Ramping Up Image Sensor Output to Overtake Sony for #1 "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Sony is the 800-pound gorilla of camera sensors these days, boasting a global market share of around 50% in late 2017, but increased competition may be looming on the horizon. Samsung is reportedly ramping up its image sensor production capacity with a goal of overtaking Sony for the #1 spot.

South Koreas ETNews reports that Samsung is making the move in response to exploding demand for image sensors, especially for use in the cameras (and dual cameras) found in smartphones. Its also reportedly confident that its image sensors can match Sonys in technology.

It is expected that Samsung Electronics will become a clear-cut top comprehensive semiconductor manufacturer in the world, ETNews writes.

Samsung has reportedly been working to convert manufacturing lines that were used to produce computer memory into additional lines that make camera image sensors. An industry representative tells ETNews that these conversions will increase Samsungs image sensor output from 45,000 units to 120,000 units per month. Sony reportedly has an output capacity of ~100,000 sensors per month.

(via ETNews via Digital Trends)


5 actions you can take to stand in solidarity with Indigenous leaders in the Philippines "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

5 actions you can take to stand in solidarity with Indigenous leaders in the Philippines

Mar 16, 2018
danielle Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:56

On February 21, 2018, the government of the Philippines filed a legal petition to have a number of organizations, associations, and leaders declared as terrorist and outlaws pursuant to the National Security Act of 2007. To the shock of the world, this includes UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples...


US: Plattsburgh NY Introduces Temporary Ban On New Crypto Mining Operations "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Plattsburgh New York has banned crypto mining following resident complaints of power bill increases due to mining activities. #NEWS


Former NYU researcher falsified data in 3 papers, 7 grants: ORI "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A former researcher at New York University falsified and/or fabricated data in multiple papers and grant applications, according to the U.S. Office of Research Integrity. Bhagavathi Narayanan has already retracted three papers, the result of missing original data. Among the three papers flagged by the ORI, only one remains intact: A 2011 paper in Anticancer Continue reading Former NYU researcher falsified data in 3 papers, 7 grants: ORI


B.C. First Nation in federal court in bid to halt fish farm restocking "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

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The Canadian Press, March 13, 2018

VICTORIA A First Nation is asking the Federal Court to prevent the restocking of an open-net salmon farm in its traditional territories off northern Vancouver Island.

The Namgis First Nation of Alert Bay says prior to any fish transfer to an open-net pen at nearby Swanson Island, the Atlantic salmon smolts should be tested for the blood virus piscine reovirus.

The Namgis also want a judicial review of a Fisheries and Oceans Canada policy that does not require testing for the virus before the transfer of smolts and an injunction preventing the fisheries minister from issuing a licence permitting the transfer.

Court documents say Marine Harvest Canada Inc. plans to transfer smolts from its hatchery to open-net fish farms in Namgis territory.

Namgis Chief Don Svanvik says his First Nation is in court to protect wild salmon stocks from a potentially deadly virus.

The company and Fisheries and Oceans could not immediately be reached for comment.

The Marine...


March ICO: TrustedHealth Unites Worlds Leading Medical Specialists to Treat Life-Threatening Diseases "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The digital health revolution was still in its infancy prior to blockchains rise. Now, there is an opportunity to use it effectively, transforming patient care and population health data through a decentralized health ecosystem. Built upon the successful legacy of its flagship platform Trustedoctor, TrustedHealth is launching to increase patients global access to doctor specialists using blockchain technology.

TrustedHealth is a patient and doctor-centric health network focused on specialized medicine. The platform connects patients, hospitals, doctors, labs, clinics, pharmacies, research institutions, patient organizations and more, with an overarching goal of improving patient outcomes and sharing research on life-threatening and rare diseases. The March token sale enters its presale stage on March 20 at 12.00 CET with a 30 percent bonus.

The Story

Greg Jarzbek was working in finance and banking when he found out his mother had pancreatic cancer. Unsure of next steps and the accuracy of her diagnosis, he spent months traveling the world in hopes of finding the most effective treatment plan for her specific condition. After her passing seven months later, he realized the scattered state of the worlds medical expertise and how inaccessible many specialists are to the people who need them most.

Modern disease diagnosis and treatment is highly specialized: patients no longer receive a diagnosis of general brain cancer, for example, but for a specific type of brain cancer with a specific type of treatment. Many conditions like these have a specialist associated with them, but the most capable practitioners could be located across the globe from prospective patients.

In addition, many current healthcare systems are not acting in the best interest of the patients, beyond the lack of transparency around the right specialists. Around 20 percent of patients worldwide receive a misdiagnosis, with about 45 percent of those relating to cancer. There are also challenges around a lack of technology, or a lack of access to technology, poor communication, lack of standardization and case-relevant information exchange

Jarzbek realized the solution lies in securely digitizing the holistic healthcare process, from diagnosis to treatment and therapy, and fostering a network of collaboration and knowledge-sharing between the worlds top doctors.

The Working MVP

Before there was TrustedHealth, there was Trustedoctor, which Jarzbek created to give cancer patients the opportunity to get second opinions from experts around the world via virtual consultations. The network has enlisted 80 doctors from 40 hospitals across the globe, establishing a network of collaborating s...


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Since Embracing Bitcoin, Robinhood App Value Jumps to $5.6 Billion "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Since Embracing Bitcoin, Robinhood App Value Jumps to $5.6 Billion

In just three years, Robinhood Financial LLC has exploded. It gained traction as a free stock trading smartphone application (app). At the start of this year, they announced incorporation of bitcoin and ether trading, using free trades as a loss leader to gain customers. The model seems to be working, as the Wall Street Journal is reporting the startup will soon be valued over 5 billion USD.

Also read: Qubec Premier: Were Not Really Interested in Bitcoin Mining

Robinhood Booms with Crypto

Its a daring business model. Sell trades to market makers, collect interest on users escrowed cash, and essentially give away free trades of stocks and cryptocurrencies. Then, hope a significant number of users opt for deluxe services, such as the ability to borrow or to trade after formal hours for a nominal subscription fee. reported two months ago how Cofounder Vlad Tenev explained, Cryptocurrencies have become the first foray into investing and financial services to a large number of people. Now its become more and more clear [that bitcoin is an] investing asset. We will connect to many exchanges, up to a dozen or more, over the next several months. We want to break even on this business, not to profit from it. We view...


Interview: Painter Visualizes Powerful Women as Goddesses of the Sea "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Mixed Media Ocean Goddess Paintings by Lindsay Rapp

Philadelphia-based artist Lindsay Rapp creates ethereal mixed media art featuring mythical sea goddesses. Exuding enchanting qualities, Rapps stunning artworks are expressions of female empowerment. Her mermaid and Venus-like subjects seem perfectly at home with their surrounding ocean environment, and pose proudly while powerful waves crash around them.

Describing her style as magical impressionism, Rapps pieces are rendered with expressive brush strokes in vibrant and metallic hues. Three-dimensional, precious elements are then added to her canvases, creating what the artist calls jewelry for walls. Now in her mid-twenties, Rapp is already making waves in the art world, having won many art competitions across America. Impressively, she also owns her own gallery, where she hosts exhibitions and events, displaying her large-scale paintings on each wall.

Rapp marries her passion for art with her emotional connection to the ocean, feeling driven to use her talent to help raise awareness and funds for conservation efforts. The artist donates a percentage of every sale to a number of charities, including Oceana and the National Marine Mammal Foundation.

We recently spoke with Rapp about her inspiration and the creative processes behind her incredible artwork. Read on for our exclusive interview.

Mixed Media Ocean Goddess Paintings by Lindsay Rapp


What inspired you to pursue painting?

Art has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I always enjoyed coloring as a small child and creating pictures from my mind onto paper. Art was a form of communicating to the world my thoughts and loves. When I was almost four years old, my preschool teacher saw an artistic talent within me and got my parents permis...


Column: the Question of Community Accountability "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Many definitions and concepts change over time, depending upon the variables present with each the situation. The understanding of accountability is one of those very words that can invoke a myriad different thoughts, feelings, responsibilities and defenses, yet it is something that is prominent in so many personal and spiritual paths.

Of course various spiritual paths have differing definitions for such concepts, as definitions change and adapt to the culture of the specific religious community.


Within the general Pagan community it appears that accountability has many varied definitions based on tradition; each path frames its role very differently within their own spiritual framework. There are often general discussions of agreement concerning the accountability to gods and spirits, but the same level of universal importance isnt shown when it comes to the ancestors, physical communities, politics, or interpersonal relationships.

As intersectional threads are woven into our communities, variables of accountability start to shift and shape to the many different hues of our connections.

Therefore something that would otherwise appear to be a simple concept of integrity and responsibility starts to take shape very differently based on the characteristics of the community itself. And while we tend to be more in tune with our individual accounts of what we think personal accountability should look like, community accountability seems to be such a vast and vague concept that we have yet to really start those conversations within the Pagan community in general.

There are some very important lessons we can learn from the mundane structures of organizational accountability processes, especially in our time of evaluating how to best be a community and serve that very same community.

First lets take a look at personal accountability and how that feeds into a larger ideal of community within Paganism.

In the Forbes article Personal Accountability and the Pursuit of Workplace Happiness, the writer defines personal accountability in an expansive way that can be re...


Microplastics Found in 90% of Bottled Water "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Microplastics Found in 90% of Bottled Water

By Heather CallaghanEditor

WHO launches health review after microplastic fibers found twice as high in popular bottled water brands versus tap.

Although people are grossly over-paying for shelf-stable, bottled water they are gulping down double the plastic nanoparticles than they would if they drank tap, which is actually saying a lot.

Previous studies have found invisible plastic nanoparticles in tap water. Perhaps more alarming, microplastics have merged with soil to the point where there is concern about vegetation.

The new review by WHO launched into the dangers of microplastics in bottled water analyzed 259 bottles from 19 locations in nine countries. The study looked at 11 bottled water brands found an average of 325 plastic particles for every liter of water sold.

The brands tested were:

  1. Aqua (Danone)
  2. Aquafina (PepsiCo...


US Trade Regulator Shuts Down Crypto Investment Scheme Promoters "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A U.S. district court has issued a restraining order against four individuals accused of operating a string of cryptocurrency investment schemes.


Sharp-eyed Mongabay readers spot a jaguarundi (commentary) "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The original misidentified picture. Photo by Natalia Machado Thanks to some eagle-eyed Mongabay readers, a photograph accompanying this weeks story about Brazils Cerrado was correctly identified as an image of Herpailurus yagouaroundi, and not Puma concolor, as first indicated in the photo caption. In the picture as published, a cat is seen crossing a dirt road, its head mostly in deep shadow. Without a comparative object to determine relative size, and an unclear view of the face, it was mistaken for a larger feline species. With pumas considered the largest of the small cat species, it was an honest mistake. Within hours of publication Mongabay was emailed by three readers, who advised us that this was, in fact, a photo of a jaguarundi. Thank you for letting us know so quickly. Looking at the original photo, both my wife and I assumed we were looking at the back of the cats head as it faced away from the camera. As the Jaguarundi is one of only a few wildcats in the world not to display alternate coloring on the back of its ears, we figured it would be easy to confirm a positive ID once the photo was enlarged and brightened. The same photo in close up and brightened. Photo by Natalia Machado Adjustments done, and to our surprise, the small head, distinct blue eyes, and unmistakable features of a grey phase, male jaguarundi emerged from the shadows looking directly at the camera. What a catch our readers made! Both

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, March 16, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Tropical forests Cash convinces forest dwellers to cut down fewer trees, a new study in five developing countries finds (University of Colorado at Boulder/EurekAlert). The loss of Central Africas elephants could fundamentally alter the makeup of the regions forests (Duke University/EurekAlert). Major biodiversity reports will headline Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services meeting in Colombia beginning March 17 (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)/EurekAlert). A study of some 80,000 plants and animals finds that climate change could wipe out local populations of half of species (University of East Anglia/EurekAlert, The Hindu, The Guardian). The growing role of zoos and aquariums in safeguarding the worlds biodiversity documented in a new book (Arizona State University/EurekAlert). New study looks at the impact of climate change on yellow fever in Africa (PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases/EurekAlert). Fragmenting forests in Costa Rica are a bigger problem for native plants than monkeys ( Other news Angolas elephants need active protection if theyre going to survive, new study finds (PLOS One/EurekAlert). Ticks and Lyme disease on the rise in Canada as a result of climate change (Mother Jones/Undark). Mongolia is a land of wet and dry extremes that may not be worsened by climate change (University of Arizona/EurekAlert). Rising sea levels are imperiling Easter Island (The New York Times). White House chief of staff axes EPA heads plans for debates to question climate change (The New York Times). The war on pollution in China appears to be working (The New York Times). Climate

Better agricultural planning could prevent 88% of biodiversity loss, study finds "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Better planning could save a lot of wildlife, according to results from a study published recently in Global Change Biology. It found that nearly 90 percent of the biodiversity that scientists expect will be lost to future agricultural expansion could be saved if more effective land-use planning directed this expansion to areas with the fewest species. For their study, researchers at German institutions including the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) looked at distributions and habitat information for almost 20,000 vertebrate species along with projections of agricultural intensification and spatial land-use optimization scenarios. They found that if agriculture expansion was spatially optimized through global coordination to areas with low biodiversity, 88 percent of the worlds expected future biodiversity losses could be avoided. If coordinated at the national level, their study indicates that number would be 61 percent. It found that 10 countries possessed the lions share of this potential, and could by themselves reduce the expected loss of the worlds biodiversity by 33 percent. A few tropical countries including India, Brazil, or Indonesia would have by far the greatest leverage for making global agricultural production more sustainable, study co-author Carsten Meyer, of iDiv and the University of Leipzig, said in a statement. Land cleared for an oil palm plantation abuts rainforest in Gunung Leuser National Park, Indonesia. The study states that these results imply huge efficiency gains are possible through international cooperation but there are big caveats. The researchers write

150 years after being discovered, African monkey with handlebar moustache becomes its own species "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

An African monkey first described to science more than 150 years ago has now been elevated to full species status. The Blue Nile patas monkey is found in the Blue Nile basin of Ethiopia as well as in eastern Sudan. Its range is geographically distinct from that of other patas monkeys, as Sudans Sudd swamp region and the Ethiopian highlands isolate the Blue Nile patas in the extreme northeast end of patas monkeys known distribution range. Patas monkeys are ground-dwellers and the fastest runners amongst all primates, capable of reaching more than 30 miles per hour. They were, up until now, considered to be one species, Erythrocebus patas the only species within the genus Erythrocebus. Or at least it was the only recognized species in the genus until Erythrocebus poliophaeus, the Blue Nile patas monkey, was recently elevated to full species status by Spartaco Gippoliti, a scientist with the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group. The Blue Nile patas monkey has a black face and nose as well as a tuft of fur below its nose that looks distinctly like a white handlebar moustache. The species does not, however, have the band between ears and eyes that is characteristic of other patas monkeys. Gippoliti wrote in a recent study published in the journal Primate Conservation that New data on the distribution and physical appearance of patas monkeys in Ethiopia, together with a review of the old taxonomic literature, allows to us disentangle some questions concerning the taxonomy of Erythrocebus in

Save the Sumatran rhino because we can (commentary) "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Senior correspondent Jeremy Hance argues today in an opinion piece for the Sydney Morning Herald that we should save the Sumatran rhino, the worlds oldest, smallest, and cutest rhino from extinction not only because losing biodiversity is bad for the health of humanitys environment, but also because we can. Mongabay sent Hance to Indonesia in 2017 to visit the remaining Sumatran rhinos (estimates vary from 30 left on the one hand, to maybe 100 on the optimistic side) in the forests and protected sanctuaries where captive breeding is having some limited success. To keep these lovably weird rhinos from extinction, the Indonesian government must act, he argues, because even if theres 100 left, that size population is unlikely to be viable in the long term. Hance filed a series of four reports for Mongabay: Part One looked at how many rhinos remain in the wild Part Two focused on Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park and the Rhino Protection Units Part Three discussed the debate over captive breeding versus protecting rhinos in the wild Part Four explores the Indonesian governments role in rhino conservation. Heres his feature in the Sydney Morning Herald today: Save the littlest rhino In Rudyard Kiplings classic story of how the rhino got his skin, the titular character is an unmannered lout. This is how the public imagines rhinos: aggressive, dumb and grumpy charge first, ask questions never.  But in 2010 when I met my first Sumatran rhino, a fellow named Tam, he whistled at me like a curious


FIRE-EARTH Conference in Progress: Res. 2028 (Cont. 3) "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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No One Was Prepared For What People Found In This House "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

It's difficult to say exactly how things got so out of control at a farmhouse in Tennessee but by the time an animal control officer arrived, it was clear the situation was dire. 

Credit: A-Team Elite Rescue Dogs

The owner of the property was a breeder of golden retrievers and German shepherds. He recently passed away and his elderly wife, who according to one source was in an abusive marriage, went to a nursing home.

The dogs were left to fend for themselves in a dilapidated old farmhouse. Video shot by someone who had been coming to feed the dogs shows just how desperate the situation was.

Credit: A-Team Elite Rescue Dogs

In the footage, dogs are seen running loose inside and around the house. Several of them appear to be scared and skittish of people.

"There are still 43 dogs on the ground," Cindy Droogmans, founder of A-Team Elite Rescue Dogs, a rescue organization in Long Island, New York, told The Dodo. "I built up a group with several rescues to bring these dogs in safely. This is teamwork."

One dog, a 14-year-old named Bear, already had to be put down because of his failing health.

Droogmans is communicating with animal control officers and helping to coordinate the transfer of the dogs to various rescue groups, like Big Fluffy Dog Rescue in Nashville. None of this is simple, considering the dogs are skittish of people. 

"We will be working with the animal control officer (who has been amazing) and hopefully other rescues to assist in getting these dogs trapped and triaged," Big Fluffy Dog Rescue wrote on Facebook. "This will be a multi-week project as the location is remote and the dogs are not...


Kodak Could Earn $5 Million for ICO Brand Licensing Deal "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Kodak licensed its brand out to WENN Digital for the KODAKCoin token, which could net the onetime photography giant between $2 and $5 million.


Pixel-Peeping a 709-Megapixel Photo Scanned from 810 Slide Film "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

How much sharpness and detail can you extract out of 810 large format slide film? Photographer Ben Horne was able to explore this question recently after he had one of his landscape photos digitized using a drum scanner. In the 10-minute video above, Horne pixel-peeps the massive 709-megapixel photo at 100% to analyze the sharpness.

Hornes photo was scanned by his friend Michael Strickland, a large format landscape photographer who owns a drum scanner. The workflow has image size limitations, but Strickland had the idea of scanning the photo in two parts (top and bottom) to create a single ultra-high-res scan.

The resulting ~4-gigabyte .TIFF file is 709.6 megapixels and 2379029828 pixels, which translates to a print measuring 6.68.3 feet.

Horne has made the same journey to Zion National Park in Utah every year since 2009, and last year he documented his experience in a beautiful 7-part video series on the 7-day adventure. Heres the story of when Horne captured the photo he had Strickland scan:

The photo was take...


How to Live in Your Car (If You Have To) "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

How-to-Live-in-Your-Car-If-You-Have-To-wideWhen most of us think about being forced to live in our car we think about personal financial disaster. What if we lose our house and end up with only Read More


SportyCo a Blockchain-Based Crowdfunding Platform, Welcomes Kevin Harrington as Its Advisor "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

SportyCo, the worlds first blockchain based platform for the promotion of athletes and sports investors, has recently announced the inclusion of Kevin Harrington, a globally-recognized venture capitalist and entrepreneur, as one of its advisors. The company is pleased to have a treasure of knowledge and experience of Kevin Harrington and believes that his advisor-ship will accelerate the platforms development.

Kevin Harrington as the Advisor of SportyCo

Kevin Harrington is known as the pioneer of infomercial. He is the co-founding board member of the Entrepreneurs Organization. Apart from his professional success, he is also well-known for being a Shark in one of the most popular TV shows Shark Tank.

Being keen to be a part of the innovative and spectacular projects, Kevin has joined the SportyCo team as the business advisor. Business ventures backed by the impressive leadership of Kevin Harrington have been estimated to generate more than $5 billion in global sales. SportyCo believes that Kevins intellectual leadership would be a matchless contribution to the development of SportyCo, the worlds first premiere sports investment platform. Apart from joining SportyCo as a full-time consultant, Kevin will also be a part of SportyFi, a company behind the SportyCo ecosystem, as its co-owner.

Sharing his views on joining the SportyCo team, Kevin says,

I believe in empowering entrepreneurs to succeed, to fulfill their vision in building better products, platforms and services for consumers. SportyCo is an idea with immense potential, leveraging the power of the blockchain with the passion of sports, and I am proud to be a part of this story.

The Highlights of Kevin Harringtons Successful Journey

Kevin Harrington always had a passion for the business, with his first business started at the age of 15. By the time he passed the first year of his college, he was already into building a million-dollar enterprise. Turning the underutilized assets into marvelous growth opportunities is the strength of Kevin. He founded infomercial, making phrases such as As seen on TV and Wait, theres more! part of the cultural landscape. He also participated as Shark in one of the most popular TV shows Shark Tank and kept empowering the entrepreneurs. Kevin strongly believes that we all have a creative entrepreneur inside us who must have an opportunity to turn the dreams into a reality.

Kevin Harrington- Another Great Name Associated with SportyCo

SportyCo prides in itself to welcome Kevin Harrington, as another great name associated with their platform. SportyCo has already won the support from global sports champions such as...


What are the Problems with Big Biomass? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

From our partners at See more on how genetically engineered trees relate to biofuels here.


What are the problems with big biomass?

In nutshell there are three problems:

1) It takes huge areas of land and huge quantities of wood to supply a tiny fraction of the energy we use.

2) Burning biomass emits CO2 to the atmosphere, just as burning fossil fuels does. Claims that all this COcan be ignored are based on politics, not science.

3) Burning biomass causes just as much harmful and for some deadly air pollution as burning coal.


1. Lots of land and wood for hardly any energy:

In 2016, Drax Power Station burned pellets made from 13.2 million tonnes of wood1, which is the equivalent of 120% of the UKs total wood production that year2Burning far more than the UKs total annual wood production supplied a mere 0.74% of the energy used in the UK that year!  ...


France Warns of 15 Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Investment Platforms "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

France Warns of 15 Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Investment Platforms

The French financial regulator has issued a warning and published a list of 15 unauthorized cryptocurrency exchange and investment platforms. These companies keep marketing to the French public despite the agencys warnings.

Also read: Japans DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies

France Warns of Unauthorized Crypto Platforms

France Warns of 15 Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Investment PlatformsThe Autorit des Marchs Financiers (AMF) issued a warning on Thursday regarding cryptocurrency platforms that have been blacklisted by the agency. The AMF is Frances stock market regulator, an independent public body responsible for safeguarding investments in financial instruments and other savings as well as maintaining orderly financial markets.



Bombshell: Joe Bidens Son Secures Billion Dollar Deal with Chinese Govt. After Biden Heads to China "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Pregnant Widow Pleads for Info After Husband Killed by Rock Tossed on Highway "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Guadalupe Gutierrez is pleading for help finding the person who threw a large rock onto a freeway, killing her husband. Christopher Lopez was riding in the passenger seat of a car driven by his wife when the boulder suddenly came through the windshield. It happened on the 134 Freeway in Pasadena. The California Highway Patrol is trying to extract DNA evidence from the stone, which weighs more than 30 pounds. Theyre hoping that someone will come forward with information about the incident.


Brazilian Rights Activist Marielle Franco Assassinated in Rio "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Excerpted from Prominent human rights advocate and councilwoman Marielle Franco was fatally shot while in her car by unknown assailants.   Prominent Brazilian human rights activist and councilwoman Marielle Franco was assassinated in Rio de Janeiro Wednesday. Part of a generation of young Black Brazilians who are becoming increasingly... Read More

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the fact that you can just about count on one hand every black move superhero in the past 20 years really underscores what a breath of fresh air black panther is. agc.

Maybe Im dense, but Im trying to figure out the (sic). For the life of me I cant figure out what the duck-fucker thinks she misspelled or used incorrectly.

I *think* hes trying to be pedantic and suggest that she should have said who look like them instead, but that would be, likeso many levels of petty pedanticy thatI mean, I wouldnt put it past him to made a snide comment about someone speaking colloquially.

Also, lets go down his list.  Blade.  Okay, Blade is cool.  But calling him a superhero always felt like calling Buffy or Luke Skywalker a superherolike, you can, but it feels like a very broad application (they dont have costumes, they have a narrow scope of focus).  Hancockis from what is basically a parody movie about an absolutely garbage person.  Storm and Falcon and Nick Fury are supporting characters in ensemble movies, rather than protagonists with their own stories, and Nick Fury isnt even a superhero.  (And not even in the...


Bad week? Could be worse, someone could have messaged you this "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Its been called the most passive aggressive break up text of all time, and who are we to argue?

Someone called Amy Burgess shared this on Twitter and we can only hope all the attention is making things a little bit better.


At least some of the replies will raise a smile.







Baby Talk Could Actually Help Your Dog Listen Better "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Whos a good boy?!

You probably read those words in a baby voice and according to a new study from the University of York, theres a good reason why.

Looking at how babies quickly become bonded to parents who speak to them in a high-pitched, excited voice, researchers have discovered that the tone can also have a similar effect on our relationships with dogs.

Credit: Megan Sweers

The research team introduced adult dogs to a group of people in a room and observed which humans they preferred interacting with: those who spoke in dog-speak, or just in a regular tone.

Most of the dogs were more interested in the high-pitched speakers but the topic of conversation was also important. The dogs were more likely to respond to people talking in a high-pitched voice about things they like, such as eating treats or going for a walk, than people talking about more boring topics in the same voice.

This suggests that adult dogs need to hear dog-relevant words spoken in a high-pitched emotional voice in order to find it relevant, Alex Benjamin, a PhD student who was involved in the study, said

Overall, the study suggests that talking about dog activities in a high-pitched voice can in fact improve a pups attention and strengthen their bond with their human in the process.

Credit: Cesar Fernandez Chavez

"We hope this research will be useful for pet owners interacting with their dogs, and also for veterinary professionals and rescue workers, Benjamin added.

Of course, its possible that most adult dogs respond to baby voices because they're so used to hearing us talk like that. But whatever the reason, the next time s...


Vatican releases old frescoes which show WOMEN PRIESTS "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Images unveiled by the Vatican could prove female priests were a part of early Christianity.
The Vatican has revealed frescoes dating back to 230-240 AD which was uncovered in the Catacombs of Priscilla of Rome.


PR: HIREMATCH, Creator of the Worlds First Blockchain Job Recruitment Platform, Burns 22,200,000 Million Tokens "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

HIREMATCH - Blockchain Job Recruitment Platform,

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

SUNNYDALE, CA. HIREMATCH.IO, creator of the worlds first Blockchain job recruitment platform, announced today that it would burn 22,200,000 million tokens (22%) of the total 100,000,000 total tokens, rather than returning them to the company.

The market has responded very positively to our decision to destroy any unsold tokens, It was the right thing to do, to honor the commitment of early contributors, says Armando Pantoja, HIREMATCHs chief architect. Were very excited about the outlook for HIREMATCH and its token and a larger market adoption and Use.

HIREMATCH.IO made the resolution in response to requests from its large community of investors. HIREMATCH.IO stated that the destruction of these tokens is the fairest and most rational way to honor the commitment of early contributors to the ICO by eliminating a potential flood of tokens in the marketplace.

HIREMATCH.IO has sold nearly 30 million HIRE Tokens during its crowdsale. Proceeds from the sale will be used to develop and market HIREMATCH.IOs blockchain-based recruitment platform.

The (HIRE) token is a game changer for the recruiting industry, and it will be a...


We Tested the New TREZOR Cryptocurrency Wallet: This Is What We Found "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

We Tested the TREZOR Model T Cryptocurrency Wallet: Heres What We Found

The new TREZOR model T, a hardware cryptocurrency wallet developed by SatoshiLabs, is the second generation of SatoshiLabs popular TREZOR hardware wallet family. The Model T was announced in November 2017, on the ninth anniversary of Satoshi Nakamotos Bitcoin white paper and made available for pre-order. All pre-order devices were sold out, and regular sales are expected to start soon.

Bitcoin Magazine has tested a TREZOR Model T. The matchbox-sized device comes in a sleek package with a USB-C cable for connecting to a computer or phone; stickers and other accessories; and a minimalist Post-it-sized Getting Started guide. An online guide titled Getting started with TREZOR Model T provides more detailed instructions with pictures.

The new device also comes with a magnetic dock that can be affixed to any firm surface. The Model T can then be attached to the dock by means of magnets embedded in the device.

We plugged the device into a computer and followed the instructions in the online guide, which direct the user to open a supported browser and go to the TREZOR web interface. Once the fi...


Everything wrong with Fox News in one video "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

How Fox News treated the prospect of Barack Obama negotiating with Kim Jong Un, and how it is reporting the likely meeting between Donald Trump and the North Korea leader.

Three minutes of your time very well spent, courtesy of the good people of @NowThisNews.

Just perfect.

Reminded us of this brilliant Fox News u-turn.




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Woman Spends Night In Shelter So Dying Dog Wont Be Alone "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When Janine Guido first met Watson a few days ago, his expression said everything.

The first thing I noticed with him was his eyes, Guido, founder of Speranza Animal Rescue, told The Dodo. He looked exhausted like he was ready to give up the fight.

Credit: Speranza Animal Rescue

Watson had been staying at an emergency vet for around-the-clock care after being brought in by a college kid who found him alone in a Philadelphia park last week. He was emaciated and covered in infected sores, and had a large, cancerous tumor on his hind leg.  

The cancer, unfortunately, had taken over.

Credit: Speranza Animal Rescue

By the time he was transferred to the shelter, it was clear all Watson wanted was someone to sit with him. The only thing they could do at that point was try to keep him comfortable and Guido did just that.

I had a gut feeling that things werent going to be good the next day, she said. I didnt want to leave him alone. Not when he needed me the most.

On Wednesday night, Guido gathered up a pile of blankets and dog beds and laid them down in the laundry room at the rescue. She lay down with Watson, put her arms around him and gently talked to him.

Credit: Speranza Animal Rescue

He fell right to sleep and Guido stayed there with him all night.  

He slept like a rock all night, cuddled up to me so tight, Guido said. I cried myself to sleep, and woke up in tears as well.

For the first time in no one knows how long, Watson slept comfortably in the arms of someone who loved him....


Doctors Spill 7 Secrets On How They Ward Off Sickness and How You Can Too! "IndyWatch Feed Health"

This fantastic article was written by Trisha Miller, a freelance writer from Boise, ID. She is a dedicated vegan who promotes an all-around healthy lifestyle. We encourage you to check out her blog and follow her on Twitter! In a world with copious amounts of pollution, high sugar, processed foods, and constant stress, it makes... View Article

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National Digital Currencies Are Not Cryptocurrencies: Peter Todd at Genesis London "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Over the past few months, several countries including Iran, Venezuela, and China have either announced their plans to launch national cryptocurrencies or already conducted initial coin offerings (ICOs) to introduce a state-backed digital currency.

In late February, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro claimed that Petro, the oil-backed cryptocurrency operated by the countrys government, raised $735 million from investors. A few weeks later, in an interview with a local mainstream media outlet Telesur, President Maduro stated that Petro generated $5 billion from 186,000 certified purchases.

Inspired by the success of Venezuelas Petro ICO, the Iranian government, which is currently dealing with heavy international sanctions, revealed that it has begun the development of a cloud-backed cryptocurrency. Iranian Information and Communications Technology Minister MJ Azari Jahromi said that the country will implement the countrys first cloud-based digital currency using the capacity of the countrys elite.

However, all national cryptocurrencies including Petro and the digital currency of Iran, are not decentralized by nature unlike public blockchains and cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum, previously expressed his concerns in regards to the centralization in ICOs, which are launched on top of a decentralized blockchain in Ethereum.

I think many of these flaws arise from the fact that even though the ICOs are happening on a decentralized platform, the ICOs themselves are hardly centralized; they inherently involve many people trusting a single development team with potentially over $200 million of funding, Buterin said in an interview with South Korean mainstream media outlet JoongAng.

Hence, even the Venezuelan Petro, which is supposedly an ERC 20 token launched on top of the Ethereum protocol, is centralized......


Advert of the week "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

As shared on Twitter by @mousemke.


If your product was any good you wouldnt need sexism to sell it


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Slain Binghamton Nursing Student Had Filed Police Report on Her Alleged Killer "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Police have released a report detailing an encounter murdered Binghamton University nursing student Haley Anderson had with her accused killer last year. Orlando Tercero briefly dated Anderson and became a suspect in her murder after she was found dead in his apartment. After a party at Terceros home last year, Anderson told cops her cars tires were slashed, and believed Tercero may have been involved. InsideEdition.coms Leigh Scheps ( has more.


Bittrex Will Remove 82 Tokens Due to Lack of Liquidity in Small Cryptocurrencies "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bittrex, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges which also powers UpBit, South Koreas second biggest exchange operated by Kakao subsidiary Dunamoo, has stated that it will remove 82 tokens from its trading platform. Token Removal Occasionally, there are circumstances that lead Bittrex to remove a coins wallet or market from the Bittrex Exchange, said the Continued

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Antidepressant Anarchy in the UK "IndyWatch Feed Health"

In this blog, I want to give some personal reflections on the events of the last few weeks in relation to the Lancet antidepressant meta-analysis and the lodging of a formal complaint with the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists.

In the interests of full disclosure, I am a signatory to the letter of complaint, so if you are seeking a view from a neutral party, you will want to look elsewhere. This blog is also my personal view and not meant to represent the views of the other signatories.

Whats been happening?

The fun began on February 21st when the Lancet reported the results of a meta-analysis of 522 placebo-controlled trials of antidepressant drugs. In short measure, as Auntie Psychiatry and others have pointed out, the UK media largely recreated a press release written by the Science Media Centre. Respected papers like The Times and The Guardian proved that journalism now means merely reading a press release, not actually taking the time to read the study itself and reach a balanced conclusion about the results which, at best, were modest and confirmed what we already knew from the work of Irving Kirsch and others a decade ago.



This Mesmerizing Animation Consists of Google Earth Satellite Photos "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Photographer Praic McGloughlin took Google Earth satellite photos and strung them together into this extremely fast-paced animation titled Arena. The lines and shapes seen from a birds-eye view are used to create movement in the frame.

It was quite a monotonous process of searching for specific images, McGloughlin tells PetaPixel. The animation itself was relatively easy, but the searching took time!

Here are several animated GIFs from the film provided to PetaPixel by McGloughlin:

A brief look at the earth from above, based on the shapes we make, the game of life, our playing ground, McGloughlin writes.


People are reading all sorts of things into this sign other than what was intended "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

This sign has had all sorts of unintended consequences after it was shared on Twitter by @BBCBigField.

On the one hand, a slightly quirky reminded not to drop your litter.

On the other hand

Never mind folks, theres plenty more litter in the bin, right?

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Help us get a warning to pregnant women about fluorides dangers to their unborn child "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Update on our Fundraiser for our Law Suit against EPA:

We felt obligated to take a day off from fundraising so we could begin the campaign to warn pregnant women. We have raised $24,889.50 from 157 donors towards our goal of $75,000 by May 31st. Thank you to everyone who has donated. If you wish to donate today, please see the details here. It would be great to hit the $25,000 mark!

Help us get a warning to pregnant women about fluorides dangers to their unborn child

An appeal from Paul Connett, Senior Adviser to FAN

Even months after the event I wake up at night and worry. I cant believe that the vast majority of citizens, doctors, dentists and scientists in the USA are blissfully unaware that on September 19, 2017, a U.S. government-funded 12-year study conducted by leading experts in the field, showed that there was a strong correlation between pre-natal exposure to fluoride and lowered IQ in children by 6 IQ points at current exposure levels experienced by pregnant women in the U.S.

This mother-child study titled Prenatal Fluoride Exposure and Cognitive Outcomes in Children at 4 and 612 Years of Age in Mexico was published in the Sept 2017 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives, one of the most highly respected environmental health publications in the world. The study was funded by three U.S. government agencies: The National Institutes of Health; the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

At the population level a drop of 6 IQ points is extremely serious. It would half the number of very bright children (IQ greater than 130) and increase by over 50% the number of mentally handicapped (IQ less than 70).


The only criticism of millennials I will accept "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

From director John Waters


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Peter Thiel Is Long on Bitcoin, a Deeply Contrarian Investment "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Peter Thiel is Long on Bitcoin, a

Paypal. Facebook. Linkedin. Yelp. Those are just a few of the companies billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel had an early financial hand in helping bloom. His fiscal judgement is often sought, and Mr. Thiel was keynote guest at The Economic Club of New Yorks luncheon hosted by Maria Bartiromo, where he was asked his latest thoughts about bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

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Peter Thiel Remains Long on Bitcoin

Bitcoins price might be bottoming, and the entire mainstream business world is touting its demise, but billioaire investor and contrarian Peter Thiel remains constant: I would be long on bitcoin, he stated in an informal question and answer discussion with Maria Bartiromo at the august Economic Club of New York. King Abdullah, III, Mikhail Gorbachev, Herbert C. Hoover, John F. Kennedy, Margaret Thatcher, Winston Churchill have graced its luncheons, which these days are usually in the Grand Ballroom at The Plaza Hotel on 5th Avenue, New York City.

During a sprawling, many topic conversation at about the halfway mark of an hour session, Ms. Bartiromo reminded Mr. Thiel of their prior talk and his views...


Dog Who Spent 15 Years Outside On A Chain Finally Gets A Real Family "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The 15-year-old husky had never been inside a house. Instead, hed spent his entire life chained up outside of one.

In February, emergency workers rushed to a property in New Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after a roof collapsed on a dilapidated house on the premises. While they were there, the workers noticed an old husky tethered to a heavy chain.

Credit: Hillside SPCA

In Pennsylvania, its actually illegal to keep a dog chained outside for more than nine hours a day, thanks to a new animal welfare regulation called Libres Law, which went into effect last year. If its freezing outside, a dog is only allowed to be chained up for a maximum of 30 minutes. A dog also cant be chained up in an area covered in waste.

Credit: Hillside SPCA

The owners of this husky were breaking all the rules. It was freezing outside, and the ground was covered in snow and the dogs own waste. While there was a small doghouse and a car roof for the dog, he didnt have adequate shelter from the elements.

Credit: Hillside SPCA

The worst part was that the dog, whose name was Cloud, was kept chained up all the time. In fact, hed probably spent his entire life on that chain.

Rescue workers from Hillside SPCA, an animal welfare organization and shelter, arrived as quickly as they could....


Security Settles on Ethereum in Blockchain Post-Trade First "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A structured note is being issued on the ethereum blockchain, with an identical one settled on a traditional clearing house to test the cost savings.


New Travel Guide Features Japans Most Beautiful Inns and Hot Springs "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

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Coupling a minimalist aesthetic with a focus on achieving zen, Japan is renowned for its distinctive design style. On top of its beautiful landscaped gardens and tranquil tea houses, this exquisite approach can be found in its traditional spas, as outlined in Japanese Inns and Hot Springs, a new Japan travel guide by Tokyo-based author Rob Goss.

Known as ryokan, these historic Japanese inns have attracted travelers for centuries. Unlike modern hotels, ryokan have remarkably retained elements of traditional Japanese interior design, including tatami reed floors and shji, or sliding doors. Many ryokan are within close proximity to onsens (hot springs) which provide warm water for the ofuro, or communal bathing areas. 

Japanese Inns and Hot Springs takes readers on a trip around Japan, stopping at 40 of the country's best ryokan. Aiming to make your stay as pleasurable as possible, the book offers tips on travel, easy-to-follow advice on booking a stay, and a helpful etiquette guide geared toward English speakers. When paired with Akihiko Sekis beautiful photographs, this indispensable information makes trip-planning a breeze. 



A Full-Scale Demolished Car Constructed From Silk, Aluminum Mesh, and Tulle by Jannick Deslauriers "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Montreal-based textile artist Jannick Deslauriers builds elaborate and often life-size pieces of machinery by sewing together yards of silk, aluminum mesh, and tulle. Each fabric she uses is transparent, which speaks to the hidden politics lurking behind commonly used objects and goods. One of her latest works, Sentence, souffle et linceul, is a full-scale replica of a demolished car. The translucent vehicle is slumped to the right, its broken form further exaggerated through a composition of soft and easily manipulated materials.

The sculpture is currently displayed at Art Mr Montreal for the artists solo exhibition, which shares the same name as the sewn automobile. Also included in the exhibition are two miniature sculptures which depict a damaged model train and a segment of broken telephone linestheir transparent appearance similar to that of the nearby vehicle. The exhibition runs through April 28, 2018. You can see more of Deslaurierss work on her website.




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YouTube To Introduce Conspiracy Theory Debunking Information Boxes On Videos "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

YouTube To Introduce Conspiracy Theory Debunking Information Boxes On Videos

March 16, 2018

By Aaron Kesel

YouTube has announced a crackdown on conspiracy themed videos, which will soon feature informative debunking boxes linking back to Wikipedia and other sources, Yahoo News reported.

In light of the recent conspiracy driven narratives after shootings, with many claiming mere minutes after an event that a situation was a false flag attack, YouTube has taken measures into its own hands.

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki detailed what the company has deemed a potential solution. YouTube will now begin displaying links to supposedly fact-based content to combat conspiracy videos.

Wojcicki announced the new feature, which she called information cues, during a talk with WIRED editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas.

Heres how the new information box will work according to WIRED: If a user searches and clicks on a conspiracy video about insert topic, YouTube will now link to a Wikipedia page that will aim to debunk the claim alongside the video.

A video calling into question whether humans have ever landed on the moon might be accompanied by the official Wikipedia page about the Apollo Moon landing in 1969. Wojcicki says the feature will only include conspiracy theories right now that have significant debate on the platform.

Our goal is to start with a list of internet conspiracies listed on the internet where there is a lot of active discussion on YouTube, Wojcicki said...


Surveillance Video Released of Parkland ShootingDoes Not Show Shooter "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Surveillance Video Released of Parkland ShootingDoes Not Show Shooter

March 16, 2018

By Rachel Blevins

More than 27 minutes of surveillance footage has been released from security cameras at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, for the purpose of showing former deputy Scot Peterson standing outside of the building, while students and teachers were murdered inside.

In response to the actions of the armed school resource officer, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said the footage speaks for itself.

His actions were enough to warrant an internal affairs investigation, as requested by Sheriff Scott Israel on Feb. 21. After being suspended without pay, Peterson chose to resign and immediately retired rather than face possible termination, a statement from the department noted.

According to the time stamp on the video, the footage begins at 2:22 p.m. on Feb. 14, less than one minute before police claim that suspect Nickolas Cruz opened fire inside the freshman building.

In the video, Peterson can be seen running towards a golf cart at about the same time the first 911 call was made to Coral Springs Police reporting a shooting. He then runs to another side of the building, and the surveillance footage changes to a different angle of the building.

It was during that time that Peterson reportedly said over his police radio, Be advised we have possible, could be firecrackers, I think we have shots fired, possible shots fired1200 building.

According to...


Kentucky Police Warn Reporters Not to Report News Until Cops Give Them PermissionOr Face Consequences "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Police Warn Reporters Not to Report News Until Cops Give Them PermissionOr Face Consequences

March 13, 2018

By Rachel Blevins

Pikeville, Kentucky Local media outlets are speaking out after they received emails from a state police spokesperson demanding that they wait for a press release from the police department before publishing stories about ongoing investigations, which implies that the outlets are prohibited from using a narrative that is different from the one chosen by police.

The Mountain Advocate newspaper and a Bell County radio station received an email from Kentucky State Police spokesman Shane Jacobs, in which he started out by writing that he personally has a great working relationship with the media, but that all of the inquiries he receives from media contacts take time away from his personal life and add to his apparently busy schedule.

Good afternoon, I would like to start out by saying that I feel I have a great working relationship with the media in our area. I work many hours and sometimes on my days off to relay information to the media outlets. I want you guys to know I do have a personal life and sometimes I cant respond to your e-mails as quick as you would like. I am out of town at times spending it with my family. I have trainings, State Fair Trooper Island, and other events I have to attend which causes me to be out of town also.

Jacobs then demanded that the media outlets wait until an official press release is sent to them before including any details of an ongoing investigation in published stories, social media posts, or on the radio. He claimed the goal was to keep from spreading inaccurate information from Sheriffs or anyone else, and threatened that if the media outlets did not follow hi...


Hi-Vis "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Im sure you folks know this but its either a reminder or something to relay to young kids that are home alone or whoever. Hi-Vis clothing is worn by virtually everyone now. Not necessarily a utility worker/ meter reader etc. Ive seen my fair share of scum-bags sporting nicer stuff than I have. I do my best to identify myself to homeowners via vehicle lights, hard hat, and a polite knock on the door. Ive heard were bulletproof but Id rather not test it. Anyway its something to ponder....



Elon Musk Secretly Amish "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Lancaster, PAShortly after SpaceX announced its intention to head for the red planet next year, the CEO of the company, Elon Musk, inadvertently revealed his Amish heritage. It all started when friend and fellow space pioneer, Richard Branson, invited Musk to his private island, but he declined the offer, saying, I have to go back home


Framing Putin Saga of the Spy and the Nerve Agent "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Framing Putin Saga of the Spy and the Nerve Agent

March 15, 2018

By Chris Kanthan

How dumb are the masses of the world? One just has to look at the brazen, obvious false flag incidents that the elites keep piling on. Trained to be consumers of sensational news, the idiotic population of the West simply accepts allegations without thinking or analysis.

Lets take a brief look at the claim that Putin/Kremlin/Russia used a deadly chemical weapon (called Novichok) against an ex-Russian spy who has been living in the UK for eight years. Within hours after the incident, the UK foreign minister bozo Boris Johnson claimed that Russia was behind the attack. Then Theresa May said its highly likely that Russia did it; and everyone translated that into definitely Russia did it. Now, of course, crazed warmonger Nikki Haley has joined the chorus and even tells people that Russia may use chemical weapons in New York.

Who has Novichok? Yes, Novichok was invented and produced by the USSR in the 1970s and 80s. But that was 30+ years ago. Hello! Did anyone take the time to wonder if its now possible for others to possess or make it?

Whos Got CW? Russia got rid of all its chemical weapons under the supervision of OPCW.  On the other hand, the US hasnt destroyed all its chemical weapons yet and there are still two CW sites in the US! The US government claims it will destroy them within the next five years. Ha ha

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97-Year-Old Still Teaching Ballet at School She Started More Than 70 Years Ago "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Maybe its about time Taylor Swift gave this dance teacher a call! Joyce Harper, 97, has been teaching generations of aspiring ballerinas since 1946. Shes never been married, but thinks of her students as her children. They helped her get through an injury that limited her mobility and caused her to focus mainly on arm movements. InsideEdition.coms Keleigh Nealon ( has more.


Matt Damon Says Hes Moving From US Due To Trumps Bad Policies, Gets Nasty Surprise "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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[PODCAST] #549: Days of Wonder An Inspiring Model For Alternative Education "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Cynthia Day is the founder of and a teacher at the Days of Wonder School in Batavia, OH. I invited her on the show as part of a continuing effort to showcase successful and inspiring alternative education models, along with desirable attributes of voluntary learning communities. Cynthia began her teaching career in public school, but ...


Politicians Using Nonprofits to Cloak Spending After Election Day | Brennan Center for Justice "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Politicians Using Nonprofits to Cloak Spending After Election Day | Brennan Center for Justice:

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At least two presidents, seven governors and several prominent mayors
from both major parties have established nonprofits that allow them
to raise unlimited, anonymous funds for political spending after
election day, according to a new report by the Brennan Center for
Justice at NYU School of Law.

The report, Elected Officials, Secret Cash,
is the first comprehensive analysis of a yawning gap in rules that
govern money in politics and government ethics, and poses a serious risk
of corruption. The report found that spending by nonprofits that
coordinate with elected officials after they take office goes almost
entirely unchecked, and calls for new laws to limit political funding by
officeholder-controlled nonprofits.

In recent years, the risk of dark money in our elections has become
apparent. But we pay less attention to the politicking that happens
after election day specifically when it comes to dark money channeled
through secretive nonprofits, said Chisun Lee, lead
author of the report and senior counsel at the Brennan Center for
Justice. Donors and politicians have exploited a regulatory gap that
allows them to raise political funds using nonprofits without the public
disclosure and other oversight that would apply if they were doing that
during campaign season. If we continue to let these groups operate in
secrecy, we risk further allowing shadowy funding to dominate our

Elected Officials, Secret Cash comes
on the heels of recent reports that a nonprofit affiliated with
President Trump, America First Policies, has conducted expensive
polling  that would typically fall to the Republican National Committee
but unlike the RNC, the nonprofit does not disclose its donors. America
First Policie...


Hatsan Escort AutoDefend 14 : Great value shotgun! "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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This U-2 Spy Plane Pilot Photographed the Northern Lights Up Close "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Want to see what the Northern Lights look like up close? Ross Franquemont can show you. A U-2 spy plane pilot by day and a photographer by night, Franquemont recently had the privilege of photographing the Aurora Borealis from his cockpit at 70,000 feet.

Franquemont is a pilot and instructor based out of Beale Air Force Base, California, but days ago he was tasked with flying a mission out of the UK, and thats when he managed to capture this series of beautiful images showing the green natural light display dancing overhead.

The Lockheed U-2 plane that Franquemont flies is nicknamed Dragon Lady. It seats one person and can fly at 70,000 with a range of about 6,400 miles.

I had no idea how fast the aurora moved and changed, Franquemont tells The Aviationist. It danced around, changing shape several times a second. That made it a challenge for the photographer in a spacesuit sitting in shaking metal can moving 500 mph.



2017 Balance Sheet of War Syrian Democratic Forces | English "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

2017 Balance Sheet of War Syrian Democratic Forces | English: In the same framework, Democratic Syrian Forces responded to the invading Turkish state on the basis of the Legitimate Defense philosophy as much as possible against the terrorist groups organized under its control and under various names, ISIS, the Baath regime and all the hostile forces against the Rojava-North Syrian Democratic Federation and its people. In this way, the greatest danger facing progressive humanity, which is based on the co-operation of the regional peoples of the year 2017, libertarian forces, Kurdish, Arab, Armenian, Syriac and other peoples, was a year in which all attempts to drown the democratic popular revolution and dictate the fascist systems in North Syria, in particular the ISIS rule, has been wasted. Despite the support of the many regional forces that the occupationist Turkish state has endured, those who are hostile to the Democratic North Syrian Federation, particularly ISIS, have been defeated and not allowed to patronize and organize terrorist forces even in a single bloc of the northern Syrian lands.


La Punta, Valencia. Spain "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

The neighbors of La Punta have been fighting against the extension of the port for many years now. Because of a dreadful urban plan, there is a lot of pressure for La Punta to be segmented. Some parts have a very difficult access due to all the physical barriers that have been constructed. The church of La Punta is a clear example. It is very difficult to access for many of the inhabitants of the area.  
Once I arrived there, I decided to paint some views of the church in order to bring it back to the area from which it is hard to access from.
Its been a pleasure to get involved in this project in which I had the chance to share moments with some really talented and wonderful people.



Shad Engkilterra // Stunning Report: 170m Americans Now Drinking Radioactive Water - See if Your H20 is Affected - EnviroNews | The Environmental News Specialists "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Stunning Report: 170m Americans Now Drinking Radioactive Water - See if Your H20 is Affected - EnviroNews | The Environmental News Specialists: (EnviroNews DC News Bureau) More than 170 million Americans, or around 52 percent of the entire population, may be at risk of radiation exposure through their drinking water, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), one of the countrys leading water testing organizations. The EWG published its findings based on a compendium of data collected from over 50,000 public drinking systems nationwide between 2010 and 2015. The report reveals a shocking trend: much of the nations drinking water contains radioactive elements at levels that may increase the risk of cancer.


Survival Medicine Hour: Wound Cleaning, Medical Backpacks, More "IndyWatch Feed Health"

SURVIVAL MEDICINE HOUR #380 The right equipment is important for anyone to do a job efficiently. You wouldnt expect a steak knife to cut a tree down better than a saw, or see a hunter have the same success with a catapult as opposed to a rifle. The same goes for the containers you put supplies in, especially one you have to carry with you while bugging out or away from your retreat. The right medical backpack allows you to

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SLANT: Libert or Death "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Dennis Lim on Albert Serras Libert


Guards at National Gallery of Art in DC Say Supervisors Perpetuate Toxic Workplace "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Guards in a gallery in the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC (photo by Lipton sale, via Wikimedia Commons)Guards in a gallery in the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC (photo by Lipton sale, via Wikimedia Commons)

Security guards at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, do not feel particularly secure in their workplace, an extensive Washington Post report revealed this week. In comments and documents gathered by arts reporter Peggy McGlone, 17 current and former guards at the NGA reported instances of sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, which they say have gone unaddressed by the institution. Guards say they have no opportunity to rise within the museum hierarchy, which in turn protects inept managers and supervisors.

They treat us like were bad people, Albertus-Hugo Van den Bogaard, a 65-year-old Army veteran who started working at the NGA 16 months ago, told the Post. People are intimidated. They will not make much noise.

A guard and a Jackson Pollock painting at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC (photo by Detlef Schobert/Flickr)...


What If Donald Trump & Kim Jong Un Became Friends? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Ruben Guadalupe Marquez + What To Read This Weekend "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Lately Ive been finding myself spending more and more time with collage. It feels perfectly tied to the 90s resurgence happening in fashion right now and it connects to my 90s high school experience, where I spent most of my down time collaging (and then laminating or decoupaging) everything and anything with photos I tore out of Rolling Stone and Vogue.

Im always finding collage artists to follow on Instagram and today I wanted to shout out one of my favorites, Ruben Guadalupe Marquez. Rube...


James Howard Kunstler: The Coming Economy Of Less "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This report was originally published by Adam Taggart at PeakProsperity

Author and commentator James Howard Kunstler returns as our podcast guest this week for an update on where we are in The Long Emergency timeline.

In this wide-raging discussion ranging from the pervasiveness of propaganda in todays media to the risk of nuclear war, Kunstler also re-news his warnings of a current secular economic slowdown.

After too many years of market interventions, magical thinking, racketeering, and bleeding the 99% dry, he warns that our culture and economic system will soon reach a snapping point:

The important story is what happens in the financial sector and how it effects the economy in the next twelve to eighteen months. As we know, the financial system is the most abstract and fragile of all the systems that we depend on because the other systems cant run without it. The trucks wont make the food deliveries to the supermarkets unless the finance system works. The gasoline wont get to the pumps at the stations.

Nothings going to move if the financial system cracks up. People no longer trust each other to transact, to get paid. And so they stop transacting.

Were talking about a falling standard of living and getting used to an economy of less. It sounds kind of Ebenezer Scrooge-ish to suggest that people may have to do with less rather than more, because more has always been the expectation in our lifetime. But thats probably a fact. And as Ive said more than once, reality has mandates of its own. Circumstances are going to inform us about how this economy is emerging and where we need to go with it. And we can either pay attention or just sit there with our fingers in our ears.

What were talking about here is the armature of our culture and economy that people hang their lives on. And that armature is crumbling. There are fewer things that people can hang a life on in a meaningful way, or a way that even ensures that they can have a little bi...


Lithuanian Central Bank Seeks Developers for Blockchain Sandbox "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Bank of Lithuania has called for developer proposals to kick off its service-based blockchain platform called LBChain.


What are you listening to? (ongoing participation thread) "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

A forum isn't complete without a listening thread. I'll start.

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Cold front to sweep North Africa and raise large amounts of dust "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A cold front sweeping northern Africa will raise large amounts of dust in the days ahead. Airborne dust will reach central and eastern Mediterranean as well as southern Europe, including Malta, Italy, Greece, Turkey... It's going to get significantly colder...... Read more

Report finds projects in DRC REDD+ laboratory fall short of development, conservation goals "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The camera follows the men through the forest as they arrive at the splintered stump of what looks to have been a massive tree. For me, the forest is a legacy of our ancestors, says one of the unnamed men. We have no gold or diamonds. Our heritage is the forest. We do not like it when people come to destroy it. He and his companions are from the community of Bayeria, in the province of Mai-Ndombe in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The short film Sanctuary captures their struggle to hold on to the forest that they see as vital to their existence and survival. A few years ago, a logging company came in. With the alleged backing of the police and the military, crews began clearing the forest. Meanwhile, the people from Bayeria who protested what they characterized as an intrusion say they were harassed, beaten and even raped by policemen and security guards for the company. More recently, communities in Mai-Ndombe have had to wrangle with a new challenge to their lives and livelihoods, they say. Paradoxically, its come in the shape of a set of projects aimed at both ensuring their economic development and protecting the forest. The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), a global coalition that advocates for the forest and land rights of communities and indigenous peoples, released a new report on March 14. In it, the group claims that a set of conservation and development projects known collectively as REDD+ are sidelining


Trumps New Economic Adviser Hints at Friendly Tax Policy for Crypto Investors "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

President Donald Trumps new economic adviser has his sights set on lowering the capital gains tax rate, a move that would prove to be a huge boon to cryptocurrency investors. Earlier this week, Trump announced that he had tapped Larry Kudlow to become the new White House economic adviser, filling a post left vacant by Continued

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Gender, Bitcoin and Altcoins "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Despite the fact that women played a key role in the development of modern technology, the digital domain is a disproportionately male space. Recent stories about the politics of GamerGate, tech bros in Silicon Valley, and resistance to diversity routinely surface despite efforts of companies such as Google to clean up their act by firing reactionary male employees.

The big tech story of the past year is unquestionably cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. So its a good time to look at how cryptos replicate the gender politics of digital spaces and where they might complicate them.

Womens Representation

Crypto holders are not evenly divided between men and women. One recent survey shows that 71% of Bitcoin holders are male. The first challenge for women is simply their representation within the crypto space.

There are various efforts on the part of individual women to address the imbalance. For example, Stacy Herbert, co-host of The Keiser Report, has recently been discussing the possibility of a womens crypto conference noting, I know so so many really smart women in the space but you go to these events and its panels of all the same guys again and again. Technology commentator Alexia Tsotsis recently tweeted, Women, consider crypto. Otherwise the men are going to get all the wealth, again.

Clearly, the macho nature of the crypto community can feel exclusionary to women. Recently Bloomberg reported on a Bitcoin conference in Miami that invited attendees to an after-hours networking event held in a strip club. As one female attendee noted, There was a message being sent to women, that, OK, this isnt really your place this is where the boys roll.

The image o...


NY Times Seeking Photo Director: One of the Most Important Jobs in Industry "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Want to hold one of the one of the most important and high-profile jobs in visual journalism? The New York Times has an opening for you: The Gray Lady is looking for a Photo Director.

The job opening, which was first posted by the paper a week ago, starts out by establishing the Times importance and influence in the world of photojournalism:

The New York Times is a worldwide leader in photojournalism, earning multiple Pulitzer Prizes and World Press Photo awards in recent years and establishing standards for excellence and innovation that have been deeply influential across the industry. Photography is a central part of our identity. Its how we bear witness to events that matter, and our Photo department is one of the treasures of our newsroom.

The Times then goes on to say that it values visual imagery as much as words in its journalism.

[W]ere looking for someone to lead this talented and diverse team and to become part of the visual leadership of the organization, the listing reads. We want to continue integrating photography and other forms of visual journalism into the fabric of our report as closely as our words.

And in case youre not immediately aware of how important this position is in the industry:

This role is one of the most important and high-profile jobs in visual journalism, the Times writes, and were seeking candidates with a rare combination of journalistic experience, organizational expertise and extraordinary visual talent.

Here are some of the responsibilities and qualifications of an ideal candidate:

  • Daily leadership of a large staff of photo editors and photographers who work across the globe, covering all subjects.
  • Candidates should be able to maintain high journalistic standards and sustain a level of excellence that makes photography a core component of The Timess identity.
  • Sophisticated news judgment and a compelling vision for how The Times can produce world-class journalism and innovative storytelling. Were looking for a strong digital sensibility, including the ability to recognize emerging techniques and platforms and a clear understanding of how to define a modern photo desk....


Factcheck: Less than 1% of UK gas supplies come from Russia "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

UK gas supplies have been under scrutiny after the Beast from the East recently brought freezing conditions and increased demand for heating.

The arrival of three shipments of Russian liquified natural gas (LNG) has focused minds further, particularly in the wake of the ongoing spy scandal.

Today, an editorial in the Sun says: We are relying on Russia, a hostile power, to heat our homes.

The UK is, indeed, increasingly reliant on gas imports, because domestic production from the North Sea is drying up. However, the vast majority of imports come from Norway, the Netherlands and Qatar. This year, as in previous years, Russia accounts for much less than 1% of UK supplies.

Meanwhile, UK demand for gas is falling significantly, a trend that is set to continue. This could make the UK less reliant on imported gas.

UK gas supplies

After the discovery of gas under the North Sea, UK supply of and demand for gas rose rapidly. Demand rose roughly 10-fold between 1970 and 2000. Since then, domestic production has more than halved. Once a net exporter, the UK now gets about half its gas from overseas.

The chart below shows this shift, with the share of UK supplies coming from domestic production (blue) declining fast. This share has remained around 45% since 2011, as previously falling production has levelled off.

Share of UK gas supplies coming from domestic production (blue), imports via pipeline (yellow) and LNG shipments (red) between 1998 and 2017. For simplicity, the figure excludes exports and drawdown of stocks. Source: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Energy Trends chapter five.

Most gas imports to the UK come via pipelines, primarily from the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Pipelines accounted for 45% of supplies in 2017, as the chart above shows. The remaining 8% of last years supplies came via shipments of LNG, mostly from Qatar.

A more detailed breakdown of the source of imports is below.



Check out these useful ECMAScript 2015 (ES6) tips and tricks "IndyWatch Feed Education"

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EcmaScript 2015 (aka ES6) has been around for couple of years now, and various new features can be used in clever ways. I wanted to list and discuss some of them, since I think youll find them useful.

If you know of other tips, please let me know in the comment and Ill be happy to add them.

1. Enforcing required parameters

ES6 provides default parameter values that allow you to set some default value to be used if the function is called without that parameter.

In the following example, we are setting the required() function as the default value for both a and b parameters. This means that if either a or b is not passed, the required() function is called and youll get an error.

const required = () => {throw new Error('Missing parameter')};
//The below function will trow an error if either "a" or "b" is missing.
const add = (a = required(), b = required()) => a + b;
add(1, 2) //3
add(1) // Error: Missing parameter.

2. The mighty reduce

Arrays reduce method is extremely versatile. It is typically used to convert an array of items into a single value. But you can do a lot more with it.

Tip: Most of these tricks rely on the initial value being an Array or an Object instead of a simple value like a string or a variable.

2.1 Using reduce to do both map and filter *simultaneously*

Suppose you have a situation where you have a list of items, and you want to update each item (that is, map) and then filter only a few items (that is, filter). But this means that you would need to run through the list twice!

In the below example, we want to double the value of items in the array and then pick only those that are greater than 50. Notice how we can use the powerful reduce method to both dou...


Knowingly and secretly deciding to put the buying public at risk "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM The processed food industries now use tactics similar to those used by cigarette companies to undermine public health interventions. In 1954 the tobacco industry paid to publish the Frank Statement to Cigarette Smokers in hundreds of U.S. newspapers. It stated that the publics health was the industrys concern above all


US Congress Divided On Crypto: From Regulation Is A Wet Blanket To Crypto Is A Crock "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Washington Hearing: Industry needs clear regulation, Congress conflicted. #FOLLOW_UP


Wirex to Launch Cryptocurrency Debit Cards in Asia During Q2 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Wirex to Launch Cryptocurrency Debit Cards in Asia During Q2 2018

Being able to easily find places to shop with bitcoin is a crucial step for actual adoption. While not really using the cryptocurrency as it is intended to, topping up debit cards with bitcoin allows spending your holdings while bypassing the need for merchants to learn a new payment system and just use the same old methods they are used to. With Wirex card spending coming back to Asia, bitcoin investors in the region will soon have another such option for something other than just trading.

Also Read: Coinbase Granted E-Money License by UKs Financial Conduct Authority

Asian Bitcoin Cards

Wirex to Launch Cryptocurrency Debit Cards in Asia During Q2 2018London-headquartered bitcoin wallet and card company, Wirex has revealed it will launch contactless debit cards for spending money that has been loaded from cryptocurrencies and its first ever multi-currency accounts for speedy exchange between bitcoin and fiat (SGD, G...


Another Soros Spy Caught Again In Trump White House. "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Wounded Warriors Would Be a Cool Band Name If It Werent for That Dumb Charity "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

You know how annoying it is when you think of a sick band name and find out its taken?

Multiply that by a million to feel how I felt for those 2.5 seconds when I was about to name by band Wounded Warriors before I remembered that stupid fucking charity.

It was like the stars aligned, the metal gods smiled upon me.

Wounded fucking Warriors!

It was all in my head, people chanting and our walk out music could be the fucking badass Warriors, Warriors come out to play sample from the movie, The Warriors.

How cool would that be?

Then we hit em with a brutal open-handed breakdown, talk about a face-melting intro!

But no. That dumb charity for those dumb vets killed my vibe real quick.

Related: Perfect Band Name Ruined By Bands Music


Come on, man! Wounded Warriors! How fucking cool!?

Screw them! Vets? They arent even the cool ones that save cats, they just shoot people for a living, which is admittedly kind of metal, but beside the point!

Cry babies.

I mean, theyre not even a GOOD charity! Doesnt their board spend like 90 percent of the donation money on lavish parties and buying yachts that can walk on land?

I bet theyve never been on a weekend tour hitting all the major venues in Ohio. Now thats a real tour, not some phony-ass tour of duty. Come on! No one gave me a charity when we got back!

I cant believe it. For a moment I was a genius, but that stupid charity for those stupid army jerks just had to exist. And you know they wouldnt be chill about it, theyd definitely sue.

Whatever, I guess Ill google more synonyms for death.

Have you ever had a sick band name idea only to realize some phony-ass charity took your idea? Let us know in the comments!

Article by Dan Luberto @thedanluberto

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New Marketplace Utilizes Cryptos to Minimize Fees For Global Expansion of Small Producers "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Marketplace promises to allow small and medium entrepreneurs to start online selling on global market in just 1 hour. #SPONSORED


Photographer Captures the Perfect Imperfections of Rescue Dogs "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Dog Portraits Rescue Dogs by Alex Cearns


Award-winning animal photographer Alex Cearns (founder of Houndstooth studio) takes portraits of dogs around the world and shares their stories. Some are rescues, and the focus is on their pre- and post-adoption, while others are beloved pets. The Perth-based photographers collection of dog portraits have been compiled into a new book, Perfect Imperfection: Dog Portraits of Resilience and Love, showcasing a range of pups captured during their most endearing moments. I love every animal I have the privilege of photographing, but those perceived as different hold a special place in my heart. These are the canines who have lost a leg, been born without eyes, or are still showing the scars of former abuse, says Cearns.

The photographers subjects include an adorable puppy named Pip, who was rescued from the streets of Bali. At the time, she had lost all of her fur due to mange, but today shes healthy and living with a loving family. Bali Pip was a natural and loved being in the spotlight. She was a cute, inquisitive and playful pup. Her images later went viral and people from all over the world fell in love with her, recalls Cearns. Other featured dogs include Raul the French bulldog, who takes partial paralysis in his stride, and Dotty, who lost her left eye due to melanoma. The uplifting series not only captures each canines unique beauty, but also his/her strong spirit and determination to survive, despite any afflictions. Cearns says, They push on, always, wanting to be included and involved in everything as much as they can, and as much as an able-bodied pet does.

Perfect Imperfection: Dog Portraits of Resilience and Love is available on March 19, 2018. With every sale, part of the proceeds will be donated to the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation to help them towards finding a cure for canine cancer. To pre-order your copy, head to the booktopia website.

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Delays, arguing over upcoming Cell retraction leave first author devastated "IndyWatch Feed Health"

After being blindsided a few months ago when she was told one of her 2005 papers was going to be retracted, a researcher scrambled to get information about why. And when she didnt like the answers, she took to PubPeer. Eight days ago, Shalon (Babbitt) Ledbetter, the first author of the 2005 paper published in Continue reading Delays, arguing over upcoming Cell retraction leave first author devastated


New Yorker left BEDRIDDEN for almost a decade and sick all of her adult life after being poisoned by toxic mold in her apartment basement "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Dana Anhalt, a writer from Huntington, New York, suffered from extreme pain and allergies all throughout her childhood but a diagnosis always seemed to elude her. While she was eventually diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2016, treatment didnt help and her health continued to decline. However, in early 2017, that all changed when her decades-long struggle was


Boy Weeps as College Basketball Team Loses "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Inside Edition YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Grab your Kleenex! Jacob, a huge Arizona State fan, had to be comforted by his mom as his tears started flowing. The little boy was heartbroken watching his favorite college basketball team lose in the playoffs. Cheer up buddy, theres always next season!


As a Foreigner, Japan Felt Surreal After Fukushima Accident. Through Anti-Nuke Protests, People Have Discovered What Democracy Means "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Jacinta Hin was born in The Netherland and has lived in Japan since 1989. She was in Tokyo on March 11, 2011. She works in human resources and coaching, and is passionate about supporting people through change and transition. She is the co-founder of Beautiful Energy, a movement born in the wake of the events of 3/11/11, standing for a nuke-free world thriving on renewable energy through the weekly lighting of candles.

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PayPals Peter Thiel: Longing Bitcoin Is Hedge Against World Falling Apart "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Longing Bitcoin is anti-apocalypse hedge, Peter Thiel implies. #NEWS


Breaking: Texas Massive Chemical Plant Explosion 1 Missing 2 Hurt "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Paul Begley YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Cresson Chemical Plant In Texas explodes leaving 1 man feared dead.


Unlearning toxic behaviors in a code review culture and what to do instead "IndyWatch Feed Education"

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Code reviews can be contentious. I had an incredible experience giving my first conference talk titled Unlearning Toxic Behaviors in a Code Review Cultureat AlterConf. I went into the experience preparing for any pushback and criticism that I might receive while encouraging software teams to create supportive code review environments.

But I totally underestimated how supportive and receptive the AlterConf community is. I worried about pushback, but that community greeted me with kindness and encouragement instead. 

Ive been asked to share my slides (...


Shooting a Most Special Wedding on 24-Hour Notice "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

The other day, there was a posting on Facebook by a groom putting it out there, hoping on a long shot that he could find somebody to shoot their wedding on very, very short notice.

Looking for a photographer to do a small wedding ceremony in Fort Erie, Ontario. My fiancs mom has become very ill and we have arranged to be married at the Douglas memorial Fort Erie hospital on Tuesday at 2:30 so that she can be there for her daughters wedding. We are desperately looking for someone to capture the moment for us. Please message me with info.

It was around Sunday night that he posted. A few people tagged me in the post and I responded to the groom, offering to do the photography for them. They asked about my price range, but I offered to do it free of charge. It soon became clear that everybody involved in the wedding had donated their services to this young couple, as the mother of the bride was given a week to live just days beforehand, and the daughter wanted nothing more than to be married with her mother in attendance.

It was kind of difficult for me to go back to our local hospital, as just a few years ago both of my parents ended up with stage 4 cancer. They were diagnosed within a week of each other. They were hospitalized in the palliative care unit at this very hospital.

My mother had died on a Tuesday morning. As we planned her funeral we worried about my father not being able to attend because he was in no shape to be able to leave the hospital. A nurse overheard us discussing it and said to us Let me get this right, you want your father to attend your mothers funeral? Not possible, so lets bring the funeral to him

The hospital staff then offered us a room and we were allowed to host my mothers funeral in the hospital. We had the pallbearers carry her casket up the steps and in the front door, with my fathers hospital bed being wheeled behind her. He was able to see everyone and say a fin...


South Korean Prosecutors Raided Three Seoul-Based Crypto Exchanges Last Month "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A January investigation that revealed a transfer of customer crypto funds into the bank accounts of exchange managers led to a raid on three South Korean exchanges last month. #NEWS


Recent House Financial Services Hearing Bashes Bitcoin, Illogical Arguments "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Whenever the topic of Bitcoin regulation comes up, things often deteriorate rather quickly. That situation is no different where House Financial Services subcommittee meetings are concerned. Their most recent get-together raised a lot of questions and showed there is a massive bias toward cryptocurrencies.

The Subcommittee Hearings Purpose

On paper, the recent meeting of the House Financial Services subcommittee had positive intentions. The goal is to get an overview of the cryptocurrency landscape. based on that information, regulatory measures may be introduced in the future. Unfortunately, the members of this subcommittee are rather divided on cryptocurrencies altogether. It seems there is a very strong bias toward this form of money, which is not entirely surprising.

Representative Brad Sherman of California is convinced cryptocurrencies are a crock. He is not a fan of how people can make a lot of money from buying, selling, and trading cryptocurrencies. At the same time, most stock market traders make good money by sitting at home in their pajamas as well. It seems the bias against cryptocurrencies is mainly because it is cryptocurrency. An unregulated form of money that makes people millions is a thorn in the side of Sherman.

Airing these concerns during a subcommittee hearing is always positive, though. Everyones opinion matters when these groups get together. However, Sherman is not a big fan of the ICO business model either. In his opinion, ICOs are a lie to the public and a way to disguise unregulated IPOs. Again, this shows there is some need for regulation of sort sorts, albeit that is much easier said than done.

Regulation is Coming Eventually

Even though the bashing of Bitcoin is clearly visible, the regulatory discussions are far from over. Instead, we will see further subcommittee meetings to discuss the regulatory aspect of the crypto craze. Protecting investors is one of the main objects of this subcommittee. Things will move along rather slowly, though .The lack of understanding cryptocurrencies is a problem which is difficult t......



Ryan Zinke to Look into Unpopular Montana Land Exchange Proposal "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The 5,000-acre proposal by Texas oil barons was twice rejected under Obama


Crypto Featured for First Time in US Congress Economic Report "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Congress' 2018 Joint Economic Report includes a chapter on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, advocating for wider understanding of the tech.


Historians discover Napoleon only a man who thought he was Napoleon "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Scholars confirmed today that the history of the last two centuries will have to be rewritten following the revelation that the French Emperor was actually the first in a long line of psychiatric patients with the same delusion.

The man who ran amok in Europe for nearly twenty years is now known to have been Dave Murphy from Liverpool, who somehow came to believe he was the obscure Corsican soldier.

He was one of our long term patients, said social worker Mike Levy of Merseyside Psychiatric Services. For a while he thought he was George III. That suited him really, seeing that George was quite mad too. But then Dave escaped to France while on day release as part of a trial care in the community initiative. The rest, as they say, is history.

Mr Levy went on: At first we wanted to have him sectioned and sent back. But then we became quite alarmed as he started wars with half the countries in Europe. Someone decided wed better just lose Daves file and let on wed never heard of him. Frankly, when you see one of your in-patients leading an army of 700 000 into Russia, you know its going to shoot you to the bottom of the league table of mental health providers.


Bitgrail to Refund Hack Victims with Newly Created BGS Tokens "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitgrail to Refund Hack Victims with Newly Created BGS Tokens

Bitgrail has denied responsibility for the recent hack that saw the theft of 17 million XRB, or Nano, in comments made in a Telegram group for victims of the hack. Despite rejecting responsibility for the incident, the exchange states that it will voluntarily refund users through the creation and issuance of BGS tokens.

Also Read:Three South Korean Crypto Exchanges Raided for Diverting Funds 

Bitgrail Operator Denies Responsibility for Hack

Bitgrail to Refund Hack Victims with Newly Created BGS TokensA document prepared by the operator of Bitgrail, Francesco The Bomber Firano, has been the subject of widespread reporting, following its dissemination to members of a Telegram group comprised of victims of Bitgrails hack.

A translated summary of the document has been made...


BTC, ETH See Small Growth After Yesterdays Fall To Monthly Lows "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

After yesterdays market slump most likely caused by Google crypto ad banning FUD, BTC and ETH are slowly inching up in price. #NEWS


What Are Your Rights When Dealing With an Issue on a Plane? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Inside Edition YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Was this family intimidated by the flight attendant who told them their dog Kokito had to go in the overhead bin? Sophia Cebellos and her mom told Inside Edition they felt they had no choice but to comply. So what should the family have done?  One travel expert says you can speak up, but dont be combative with the flight crew.


Jose Baez Claims Aaron Hernandez Was Innocent of Murder "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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It was a fall from grace that left the nation stunned. Aaron Hernandez was the New England Patriots tight end until he was convicted of murder. Many of his secrets were lost forever when Hernandez took his life in his prison cell, but his attorney, Jose Baez says the media has yet to paint an accurate portrait of his client. A two-part docuseries tells his story through the eyes of the people who knew him. InsideEdition.coms Mara Montalbano ( has more.


7 Lives, 7 perspectives on an Ongoing Nuclear Accident: DiaNuke Interviews on 7 Years of Fukushima "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

While tens of thousands of people remain evacuated in Fukushima even 7 years after the nuclear accident, and, a much larger number of people continue to face its unsparing consequences physical, financial, social, and psychological, the accident has affected people far beyond territorial and occupational boundaries.

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Breaking Bridge Collapse Sound Like Bombs Going Off Miami Florida "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Paul Begley YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Engineers may have created a faulty design or weak Steel could have brought down the FIU in Miami Florida Bridge.


New York Cryptocurrency Miners Will Pay a Premium for Electricity "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Mining cryptocurrencies like bitcoin in the state of New York will become more expensive as power providers are now cleared to charge higher electricity rates for crypto mining firms. In a ruling [PDF] on Thursday, the New York State Public Service Commission the states public utility regulator has allowed upstate municipal power authorities Continued

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What Happened When Driver Put His Tesla on Auto Pilot? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Inside Edition YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Joseph Mourad loves the auto pilot feature of his Tesla. He even drives with his feet hanging out the window. Mourad was issued a ticket, but it wasnt for his sitting position or reckless driving. He was going too slow, 25 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone. He says the car was going slow because of heavy traffic. The ticket was dismissed.


Obama DOJ Ordered 500,000 Fugitives Deleted From Background Check Database "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Obama DOJ Ordered 500,000 Fugitives Deleted From Background Check Database

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The Obama administration ordered the removal of over 500,000 fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in late 2016, according to testimony from Acting FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich.

Bowdich confirmed a November report from the Washington Post which set the figure at "tens of thousands," after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) asked him if more than 500,000 names were dropped from the database. 



Fukushima Accident is Becoming More Severe, Residents Continue to Struggle: Ruiko Muto on 7 Years of the Nuclear Disaster "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Ruiko Muto is a key activist in Fukushima, associated with 'Fukushima Women Against Nukes' and several other citizens' platforms. She has olayed a pivotal role in the arduous legal battle to ensure compensation and justice for the Fukushima residents. This interview is part of the '7 interviews conducted by on 7 years of the accident.

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VEN, BNB, NEM: Lesser-Known Cryptos Outperform Amid Bitcoin Slump "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Lesser-known cryptocurrencies like Binance Coin and VeChain managed to score gains this week, despite the broader market sell-off.


Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Hey baby "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

Click here to go see the bonus panel!

Technically, every time a dog poops it's because of nanomachines.

New comic!
Today's News:

Thanks for sharing, everyone. Jacob has been found safe.


Upholding religious and conscience-based vaccine exemptions "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By the World Mercury Project Team For many individuals and families, deeply held conscientious and religious beliefs play a guiding role in decisions about vaccination. Recognizing the primacy and legitimacy of these beliefs, 47 out of 50 states permit religious and/or conscience-based vaccine exemptions, and about 1% to 6% of kindergartners claim such exemptions. A religious exemption generally asserts that


The Fiddlehead is the Worlds Most Magical Vegetable "IndyWatch Feed Health"

This article is shared with permission from our friends at Doctors Health Press. The spring is a great time of year to discover vegetables that are only available for a limited time. Among them are fiddleheadsalso called fiddlehead ferns. Every time I cross fiddleheads at farmers markets or grocery stores, I cant help myself. After... View Article

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DHS's Blue Campaign - Hotel and motel staff spy on how much you drink and how you dress "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Mar 15

Hotel and motel staff spy on how much you drink and how you dress

Since at least 2016, hotel and motel staff have been spying on guests and notifying law enforcement of anyone that dresses inappropriately for their age or has lower quality clothing.

Hotel and motel staff are also told to be on the lookout for suspicious people that ask for extra towels, or have excessive alcohol in their rooms and much more.

They are told to call 1-866-DHS-2-ICE (1-866-347-2423) and report suspicious criminal activity to federal law enforcement. Laughably or sadly depending on how you feel about being spied on by hospitality workers, DHS claims that highly trained DHS specialists will take their reports.

Unfortunately, asking for extra towels or having lots of alcohol in your room is only the tip of the iceberg.
Hotel & motel staff will contact police for almost anything
Welcome to police state America 2018, where hotel and motel staff will notify law enforcement for almost anything.


"Humble onion" "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

I do interchange onion and opinion a lot. Cant remember why. 

Humble onions + cheese & opinion crisps, etc 


Bright Lights Before Bed = No Sleep? "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

New research highlights the effects of light on melatonin levels in preschool children. What does this tell us about our evening habits for all kids?


this weeks fill in a bit more every time I feel nervy... "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

this weeks fill in a bit more every time I feel nervy drawing

I have been filling it in every time I feel a bit more nervy 


12 Strange Diseases and Syndromes that Doctors Know Almost Nothing About "IndyWatch Feed Health"

This article is shared with permission from our friends at  Treemen and zombies and werewolves, oh my! These things may sound like fiction, but these nicknames are actually associated with certain rare diseases. Here are 10 of the most unusual and rare medical conditions out there: 1. Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, Stone Man Syndrome Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP)... View Article

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Bearish Analysts Expect a Bitcoin Price Drop to $2,800 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Depending on whom you pose the question to, Bitcoin will either rebound or meet its demise. As of right now, some analysts are convinced the Bitcoin price will drop well below $5,000 pretty soon. If Market Securities Dubais Paul Day is to be believed, we will hit $2,800 in the not so distant future.

The Bitcoin Price Decline So Far

Anyone who has paid attention to Bitcoin this year may have noticed a peculiar trend. After hitting nearly $20,000 in late 2017, that same Bitcoin is now worth just over $8,200. Such a price trend is not uncommon in the world of cryptocurrency, though. The Bitcoin price goes through a bearish cycle virtually every year. Each time this happens, the value retraces from an all-time high by up to 90%. Right now, we are looking at a 53% decline with little improvement in sight.

Despite this negative trend, some speculators remain optimistic. John McAfee is a permabull when it comes to the Bitcoin price. His prediction of a value of $500,000 in the next two years still holds true to this date. Whether or not such a price goal is even remotely possible, is a different matter altogether. It will depend on merchant adoption, payment integrations, and new regulatory measures being deployed all over the world.

Speaking of regulation, things remain uncertain in this regard. South Korea still keeps an open mind, which is good to see. Additionally, we see India contemplating regulation of cryptocurrencies, yet no one knows how things will play out. In the US, cryptocurrency remains largely unregulated as well. The European Central Bank has no intention of intervening in this regard, which is rather interesting. A mixed bag of regulatory measures, as one would come to expect at this point.

The Bearish Bitcoin Price Outlook

Despite there being no real reason for it, the Bitcoin price is still struggling for traction. Bloomberg analysts are concerned this may only be the beginning of the end. More specifically, a ...


Criminal investigation launched in death of dog placed in overhead bin "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Last weekend, a flight attendant with United Airlines forced a woman to put her puppy Kokito, a French bulldog, in the overhead bin where it died. And now, a Texas district attorney is investigating the death of the puppy as a possible criminal offense. Beginning this April, United will issue brightly colored tags for carry-on bags containing animals.


Whose Interests Does the Royal College of Psychiatrists Really Serve? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

When you consult the Royal College of Psychiatrists website it proclaims that one of its primary aims is to improve the mental health of individuals, their families and communities thus, to act in the public interest.

Recent events at the Royal College put that proclamation in serious doubt. The first concerns the Colleges public position on the recent Cipriani et al. study on antidepressants; a study which, as an editorial in the British Medical Journal has reiterated, simply confirms what other meta-analyses have long shown: that antidepressants have no clinically significant benefits over placebo for most people. So why did the Royal College publicly declare that this study will finally put to bed the controversy over antidepressants; a claim unsupported by Ciprianis study?

As the BMJ confirms: [Ciprianis et al] meta-analysis does not answer key questions about the use of antidepressants, including their effect on milder forms of depression, their effects beyond eight weeks of treatment, the harms associated with specific agents and their magnitude, and the effectiveness of antidepressants outside the confines of randomised trials. It did not consider the long-term adverse effects of antidepressants, the likelihood of withdrawal symptoms when treatment stops

In short, far from putting to bed the controversy over antidepressants, this study deepens it, as subsequent events confirm.

This concerns a further attempt by the Royal College to once again, in my view, promote these drugs to the public  this time by downplaying their harmful effects. This was exposed when CEP wrote a letter to The Times pointing out the limits of the Cipriani study, and stating  quite rightly  that the drugs can have severe withdrawal effects for many people.

The Colleges response (also in The Times) declared that we were wrong about withdrawal: We know, they contended, that in the vast majority of patients, any unpleasant symptoms experienced on discontinuing antidepressants have resolved within two weeks of stopping treatment.

When campaigners pointed out that the Colleges own research (published on the Colleges own website) contradicted this two-week claim, within 24 hours the College had removed that research,...


10 Life Lessons Most People Take A Lifetime To Learn "IndyWatch Feed Health"

One of the worst things that can happen to a person is waking up one day and looking back at your life and wishing you had done more. Wishing you had made different decisions or taken more chances. As vast as time may seem, it moves quicker than we would hope. So dont let a... View Article

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Dont Yell at Your Kids "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Being a parent is no easy task. We can all agree, whether you have children or not, that parenting requires sacrifice, time, effort, and countless mistakes to raise children that will grow up to be good citizens of this world. Part of that responsibility is the disciplinary actions that parents need to take towards their... View Article

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Urgent Call for all the CEOs: How to be a Mindful Boss in 5 Easy Steps. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This is a call, a serious request, to all funders of not-for-profits, to all board members and CEOs of not-for-profits, to all COOs and HR directors in the not-for-profit sector:


Lack of Awareness Almost Costs Houston Man | Active Self Protection "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Active Self Protection YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Please thank MantisX for bringing us todays video of a lack of awareness almost costing a Houston man! Check them out at or their FB page at


How the Ornate Tapestries from the Age of Louis XIV Were Made (and Are Still Made Today) "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Time is the warp and matter the weft of the woven texture of beauty in space, and death is the hurling shuttle.

Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

For the uninitiated, the warp are the plain vertical threads of a weaving or tapestry, through which the colorful, horizontal weft threads are passed, over and under, on wooden needle-shaped bobbins (or shuttles).

As Beatrice Grisol, Head Weaver at Paris venerable Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins remarks, in The Art of Making a Tapestry, above, weavers must possess a love of drawing and an abundance of imagination in order to translate an artists vision using silken or woolen threads.

21st century designs are more contemporary, and dying equipment more precise, but Les Gobelinss weavers process remains remarkably unchanged since the days of the Sun King, Louis XIV.

As in the 17th-century, giant looms are strung with white warp threads, in readiness for the threads expert dyers have colored according to the artists palette.

The colored weft threads are stored on spools, and eventually portioned out onto the bobbins, which dangle from the backside of the tapestry, as the weaver works her magic, constantly checking her progress in a mirror reflecting both the project's front side and a print of the original design.

Its worth noting that the pronouns here are exclusively feminine. The lavish tapestries decorating Louis XIVs court hinted at years of unsung labor by highly skilled craftswomen. Tapestries were the ne plus ultra of princely status, a testament to their owners erudition and taste. Louis XIV amassed some 2,650 pieces.

Thats a lot of bobbins, and a lot of hard-working female weavers.



Umami-Rich Scallion Oil Lapcheong Noodles "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

I am not a prolific social media user, and admit to being an infrequent Instagrammer. I am content to keep my head down and chug along in my daily routine, leaving Instagram bandwidth to those who post unique, beautiful and inspiring content or a combination of any or all three of those (and any dog accounts and Diddys dance moves). One account Im drawn to again and again is that of wedding and food photographer Betty Liu. Bettys skill as a wedding photographer lends itself perfectly to capturing the preparation of food, as well as food itself. I love to study the textures and use of light in her images.

We reached out to Betty for her favorite recipe, and she shared her familys Scallion Oil Lapcheong Noodles, her comfort food of choice. This is an umami-rich dish, thanks to the fat in the lapcheong (Chinese sausage) and can be prepared almost as quickly as it takes the noodles to cook perfect for last-minute or short-on-time meal prep. As Betty explains, the recipe lends itself to endless variations and experimentation, so if sausage isnt your thing, try with something else and let us know how you like it!  Kristina


Token Airdrops Are Taking Off Despite Legal Concerns "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Token Airdrops Are Taking Off Despite Legal Concerns

They say you get nothing for free in this life, but tokenized projects running airdrops would beg to differ. You can now get a whole lotta crypto assets for free hundreds of them in fact simply for signing up and following some social channels. What started as a novelty has become the norm, with a vast number of ICOs now earmarking a portion of their tokens for free distribution. Questions remain though about the legal status of airdropped tokens in an age where anything related to crypto risks being labeled a security.

Also read: Crypto Influencers Is a Whos Who of Crypto Twitter

Airdrops Are the New Faucets

In bitcoins earliest days, faucets were used to distribute the cryptocurrency. Fractions of a bitcoin were given away on tap, back when BTC was cheap enough to send in small amounts and bits were worth buttons. Anyone who claimed those free morsels back in the day and held onto them will have eventually came into possession of some extremely valuable cryptocurrency. Today, airdrops are the faucets of the token economy. These freely dispensed tokens arent worth much if anything but theres a small chance that one day they might be worth something.

At the Crypto Investor show in London last weekend, glossy flyers promoted an after-party with free drinks + airdrop. Come for the prosecco, stay for the tokenized revolution. Such is the prevalence of airdrops that an entire cottage industry has sprung up to promote them and inform crypto holders of the latest ones worth catching. Prominent Twitter traders compete to top the referral leaderboard for ai...


Bitcoin accepted here "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Lyra Nara is proud to now accept Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash as a payment method! Our customers have requested this payment method for a long time and we heard you as we see great potential in using crypto currencies for our online shop. We always like to keep things cutting edge and support those new


Can You Solve This Crytographic Puzzle Hidden in a Trevor Paglen-Designed Flag? "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Trevor Paglen, Weeping Angel (2017) (photo by Nicholas Prakas, all courtesy of Creative Time)

Over the past 10 months, you might have noticed an artist-designed flag flying outside a cultural institution near you. Commissioned by Creative Time, these banners are part of the series Pledges of Allegiance, a nationwide project that aims to begin articulating the urgent response our political moment demands.

Previous flags, by artists including Jeremy Deller, Tania Bruguera, and Marilyn Minter, have conveyed clear messages of hope and support in challenging times (Minters, the inaugural design, spelled out RESIST in large letters). This months is a little different. Created by Trevor Paglen, it asks viewers to solve a cryptographic puzzle, which the artist has subtly slipped into its main emblem. Circling an image of a crying angel is a string of code, comprised of numbers and lowercase letters. Creative Time asks anyone who thinks they have cracked the puzzle to email or DM them on Twitter or Instagram.

Trevor Paglens Weeping Angel flag (photo by Guillaume Ziccarelli)

Perhaps its title holds a clue. Weeping Angel is named for a hacking program that the CIA allegedly developed to...


Precautionary Principle Problems "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Google gives a good definition of the precautionary principle:

precautionary principle noun 
The principle that the introduction of a new product or process whose ultimate effects are disputed or unknown should be resisted. It has mainly been used to prohibit the importation of genetically modified organisms and food.
It is easy to imagine Very Bad Things that might happen if we ignore the precautionary principle. For example, what if somebody uses gene-editing technology to produce a super-virus that wipes out all human life?

What if genetically modified corn runs amok and spreads uncontrollably? Or maybe GMO foods cause cancer and we just haven't noticed yet.

How about machine learning: what if future super-smart machines decide us humans are unnecessary and decide it is logical to get rid of us?

Scary! Why not be safe and just ban all that research until we understand the possible consequences better?

Well... because Very Bad Things might happen if we do that.

What if an incredibly deadly variation of the Spanish Flu wipes out 99% of human life, but researchers could have saved us if they had more advanced gene-editing techniques?

What if we all starve to death because climate change wipes out all our crops, but researchers could have saved us with geo-engineering or climate-change-resistant GMO crops?

Or maybe super-smart machines will save us (and them) from some world-ending disaster we aren't smart enough to see coming-- asteroids or angry aliens or albino alligator attacks (that's just the a's!).

I don't know how to evaluate the far-future likelihood of machine intelligence or CRISPR destroying everything we value, versus the likelihood they save us from destruction. I don't think anybody knows. Maybe hyper-intelligent man/machine cyborgs will eventually be smart enough to run the numbers and figure it out, but until then I'm going to ignore people who use one side of the precautionary principle to argue against technologies they oppose.


How cells from an aborted fetus are used to create novel flavor enhancers "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

By Dr. Mercola For several years anti-abortion advocates have been warning that a new technology for enhancing flavors such as sweetness and saltiness uses aborted fetal cells in the process. The biotech company using this novel process, Senomyx, has signed contracts with Pepsi, Ajinomoto Co. (the maker of aspartame and meat glue), Nestl and other food and beverage


Humans of New York Creator Brandon Stanton Reads John Updikes Playful and Profound Ode to the Neutrino "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

A celebration of the imperceptible that governs the universe on the most fundamental level.

Humans of New York Creator Brandon Stanton Reads John Updikes Playful and Profound Ode to the Neutrino

Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead, John Updike (March 18, 1932January 27, 2009) wrote. So why, one could say, be afraid of death, when death comes all the time? There is a loveliness to this perspective, almost the opposite of nihilism in its untroubled acceptance of existence on its own terms an acceptance that cant be unrelated to Updikes lifelong love of science and his fascination with the laws that govern the universe.

Although best known as a novelist and short story writer, Updike was a lifelong poet and belongs to the small cabal of poets in whose body of work science occupies a significant portion. In 1985, he published Facing Nature (public library) an entire collection of his poems celebrating science, among which is a short, charming ode to one of the most bewitching discoveries in physics.



Exhibition of Rarely Seen Native American Art Explores Stories of Founding Collectors at Museum of Fine Arts Boston "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published March 16, 2018

BOSTON Navajo weavings, Zuni Pueblo pottery, Plains Indians beadwork and other works of Native American art formed part of the foundational collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), and captivated some of the Museums most influential early leaders. These rarely seen objects are featured in Collecting Stories: Native American Art, on view from April 14, 2018 through March 10, 2019, which explores the range of perspectives, motivations and voices involved in building these early holdings.

The exhibition focuses on works of Native American art that entered the collection in the decades after the MFA first opened to the public in 1876, many of which were donated by East Coast collectors who traveled to the Great Plains and Southwest in this period, often inspired by notions of authentic Indian life. As both works of art and souvenirs, these objects initially fit into the Museums educational mission to represent art in all media and from all cultures. However, Native American art became less visible in the galleries during the early 20th century, and like other encyclopedic art institutions, the MFA eventually lent or donated most of its holdings to ethnographic and archaeological museums. Collecting Stories: Native American Art examines this moment in the MFAs history, and seeks new ways to interpret Native American art and include voices of indigenous artists of the past and present. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Museum will host a variety of programs with scholars and contemporary Native artistsseveral of whom were consulted regarding the interpretation and display of the objects on viewincluding a symposium on May 6, free with Museum admission and open to the public. Collecting Stories: Native American Art, on view in the Bernard and Barbara Stern Shapiro Gallery, is the first of three sequential exhibitions using works from the MFAs collection to address critical themes in American art. Generously supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.

Thanks to the generosity of the Henry Luce Foundation, were able to examine thoughtfully our history of collecting Native American art and seek new and innovative ways of interpreting these objects. The Foundation w...


15+ Novelty Socks That Add Colorful Creativity to Your Everyday Outfit "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Crazy Socks

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Not everyone wants to draw attention to themselves with their sartorial choices. But if you're someone who wishes they had the nerve to take fashion risks, consider this fun alternative to expressing yourself through clothing: crazy socks. You know the typestockings that feature vibrant hues, crazy patterns, or even strange illustrations youd never expect to be knitted into a sock.

Novelty socks are often the unseen hero of an outfit. They can have a cathartic effect; some socks convey a mood you don't want to outwardly express to everyone but by virtue of wearing them (concealed under your trousers), you somehow feel better.  Martha Richs pair of stockings, for instance, say Dang it all to heck, and are perfect for a day when you just cant adult anymore. And Feat. Sock Co. has created the Iceland Waterfall socks for when youre yearning for greener pastures.

Of course, crazy socks dont have to be hidden! You can certainly wear them loud and proud. Rock Rosie the Riveter with your favorite leggings or don a pair of Frida Callus socks when youre headed to the art museum. After all, who says socks cant be the star of your outfit?

Feeling like a pair of crazy socks? We've found 15+ novelty socks for you to wear.

Keith Harring Running Heart Socks



Printing and coloring on Kraft Tex: Will It Work? "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

printing on kraft texIt's been a while since I had the chance to get out my Kraft Tex again and try something new. If you've never heard of Kraft Tex before then check out these previous articles and you can see how versatile it can be.  It's often described as paper-fabric or just Continue reading


So, Google Decided to Ban Cryptocurrency Advertising "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Google Cyptocurrency(DFN)  Google has announced that it will be cracking down on cryptocurrency-related advertising, furthering the crypto blackout online. According to new policies relating to financial services to be rolled out in June, among newly banned content will be anything related to cryptocurrency: Cryptocurrencies and related content (including but not limited to initial coin offerings, cryptocurrency exchanges, cryptocurrency wallets, and cryptocurrency []


Good Guy with a Gun Increasingly Bitter About Being Ignored by Women "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

SAN ANTONIO Local good guy and gun enthusiast Dean Hart admitted today that constant rejection and overwhelming loneliness has only increased his bitterness towards women, several long-winded social media posts confirmed.

Girls always talk about how they want a nice guy, but anyone with half a brain knows thats a damn lie, Hart said, while cleaning a 9mm handgun at his kitchen table. Im the nicest guy there is I mean, would a not-nice guy take care of six dogs and three tarantulas every day? Yeah, right. They all just want some dick thats gonna treat them like dirt every stupid one of them.

Jana Stewart, a former girlfriend of Hart, explained why their relationship fizzled when reached for comment.

We met in high school. He was sort of a shy guy, but opened up when you got to know him, said Stewart, who has filed three restraining orders against her ex. But that was sort of the problem a lot of the stuff he was into was pretty dark.

He spent a lot of time on these weird message boards, and was always pointing out anything he thought proved the existence of the Illuminati, she added. Last I heard, he was really into cryptocurrency. Plus, his spiders were just creepy as fuck.

Hart insisted its not his own shortcomings responsible for his lack of romantic prospects, but rather, a society that brainwashed women into ignoring him.


Ive spent who-knows-how-long reading every book on dating that there is, so when they dont return my Tinder messages, then, yeah, I get pissed off, said Hart. It takes a lot for me to work up the nerve to say, Sup? to these women. I put myself out there, and they all just laugh at me. But thats all gonna change soon.

Despite numerous warning signs posted over his various forms of social media, local law enforcement officials confirmed plans to follow protocol and not intercede until Hart already put someone in immediate physical danger.

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Fundstrats Tom Lee Reports Bitcoin Mining Now Less Profitable Due To Falling BTC Prices "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A new Fundstrat report points out that the current market slump is making BTC mining temporarily unprofitable, as low BTC prices come close to mining costs. #NEWS


Live at Sewing for Pleasure at the NEC! "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

(Well, one of us is the other one is still in Ashford, but lets not mention that.) Exciting times, Clair is live at the NEC this weekend for the massive sewing show Sewing for Pleasure! She arrived on Wednesday ready to set up, and had her first day yesterday if youve in the []


AirAsia Is Building Own Payment Platform, Looking Into Launching ICO, Says CEO "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

AirAsia CEO confident about dealing with regulation should company launch ICO. #NEWS


These Bottled Water Brands Are LOADED with THOUSANDS of Plastic Particles: Is Your Favorite on the List? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

by Daisy Luther

Many people try to make a better choice by drinking bottled water instead of tap water since the municipal water from our faucets is loaded with all Read the rest

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Hackett Financial Advisors: Were going to have to come up with new ways of growing food "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

In a recent interview with AgWeb, the president and CEO of Hackett Financial Advisors, Shawn Hackett, explains why he thinks our civilization will have to come up with new ways of growing food over the next 5 years. "Things are happening that havent...... Read more


How refugees are playing a vital role in the recycling of cycles in Zagreb "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

How refugees are playing a vital role in the recycling of cycles in Zagreb

Catherine Harte 16th March 2018
Teaser Media


Italys Sleeper Submachine Gun: The Beretta 38A "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Forgotten Weapons YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

The Beretta 38A is not a gun that comes to mind for many people today when discussing World War Two submachine guns, but at the time it was one of the most desirable guns of its type. So does it live up to that reputation?

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You May Want to Stay Away From Giga Watts Services "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Last year when Giga Watt (the former MegaBigPower) announced their WTT token sale we were pretty excited about it and not only participated, but spread the word about it. With the good track record we were expecting big things to happen, but now, 9 months later we are really disappointed from our experience with Giga Watt in general and would want to warn everyone to stay away from their services. It is all but a delay after delay after another delay and things not happening for months after they take your money and in the world of crypto delays with months are not something that anyone wants as things change quite rapidly.

Let us see why we are not happy. First we were promised tokens that represent actual power capacity in the Giga Watt facility, of course they needed some time to build that capacity, so as a result there were more than a few month delays until the release of all of the tokens. Unfortunately letting users know how is development progressing during all this time has been less than well done with just a few scarce updates instead of constant updates on progress. We were promised market for these tokens that would allows us to profit from holding and leasing them to users needing power to host their miners and if there is a demand we could get higher price. Well, guess what, even at the lowest price of 4.2 cents you are not able to rent more than 60% to 75% of your tokens, regardless of how many they are and this has been like that from the start months ago.

In the end you have some 30 or more percent of your tokens free all of the time, so why not purchase some of the miners sold by Giga Watt and have them hosted at their facility to actually utilize the free tokens for something. Great idea, right, or so we thought and wanted to try it out a couple of months ago, so around the end of November last year we have purchased the following ASIC miners: Antminer S9 13.5 TH/s PSU Included Batch 6 January and Antminer L3+ PSU Included Batch 6 December. With these descriptions one would expect that the L3+ would go online in December or January latest and the S9 in January or early February. Guess what, it is already mid March and our miners purchased and paid for are still not online in Giga Watt&#821...


New York Power Providers Cleared to Hike Rates for Crypto Miners "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Cryptocurrency mining firms in New York State could face higher electricity bills after a ruling from the public utilities regulator.


Venezuela Faces the Return of Forgotten Diseases "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This report was originally published by J. G. Martinez D. at The Organic Prepper

Dear fellows, I want to tell a little story of this last week.

My son had a rash in his little armpits and other parts. So his mom took him to the doctor, within walking distance from our subdivision (our SUV is still busted). After the subsequent blood test (according to my wife it was a real spectacle. He is a strong kid and a task force between my wife, the doctor and a nurse was needed to get the blood samplewell at least we know he is able to defend himself.) The lab result (freaking expensive because the reactants are scarce) was salmonella.

I started to worry a lot, as it is logical. That was Thursday. I got immediately into fast-forward mode, and found the money, while I was extremely concerned about the availability of the needed antibiotics. My wife woke up early, and with a neighbor in his car went with the kiddo to the pharmacy. After visiting two pharmacies with negative results, they headed up to a state-owned pharmacy next to the state hospital, controlled by Cubans or party members, who betray the hospital personnel that dares to report malnutrition deaths or similar events. This is happening.

She was finally able to find the medicines on Saturday morning, at a really inflated price, but the neighbor works for an official government, with a flash of his badge she could buy them without the employees giving it a second look.

I emailed a copy of the doctors report to Daisy, so she can confirm my history for those who feel the need to do so.

To me, this was a major achievement under the actual circumstances. I used some of the money from your donations, to exchange it for the needed Bolivares to buy the medications, but the important thing to note here is that they were found. And that is not easy in this country.

Forgotten diseases are returning

Recent reports from these last few days have been, for someone who understands the importance of the endemic diseases that had been under control, spreading quickly.

I am talking about serious stuff: Tuberculosis, Diptheria, Leishmaniasis. There have been adults and children who died because of these things. The diseases themselves, under normal conditions can be healed. But without the ap...

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Linoleic and palmitoleic acid are possible new options to combat group A streptococcus invasive diseases. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Sci Rep. 2017 Sep 18 ;7(1):11798. Epub 2017 Sep 18. PMID: 28924140 Abstract Title:  Linoleic and palmitoleic acid block streptokinase-mediated plasminogen activation and reduce severity of invasive group A streptococcal infection. Abstract:  In contrast to mild infections of Group A Streptococcus (GAS) invasive infections of GAS still pose a serious health hazard: GAS disseminates from sterile sites into the blood stream or deep tissues and causes sepsis or necrotizing fasciitis. In this case antibiotics do not provide an effective cure as the bacteria are capable to hide from them very quickly. Therefore, new remedies are urgently needed. Starting from a myxobacterial natural products screening campaign, we identified two fatty acids isolated from myxobacteria, linoleic and palmitoleic acid, specifically blocking streptokinase-mediated activation of plasminogen and thereby preventing streptococci from hijacking the host's plasminogen/plasmin system. This activity is not inherited by other fatty acids such as oleic acid and is not attributable to the killing of streptococci. Moreover, both fatty acids are superior in their inhibitory properties compared to two clinically used drugs (tranexamic or-amino caproic acid) as they show 500-1000 fold lower ICvalues. Using a humanized plasminogen mouse model mimicking the clinical situation of a local GAS infection that becomes systemic, we demonstrate that these fatty acids ameliorate invasive GAS infection significantly. Consequently, linoleic and palmitoleic acid are possible new options to combat GAS invasive diseases.

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Shabby Chic Cuff Pattern "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Happy Friday guys!
Before I sign off for the weekend, I have a new pattern to tell you about.
If you are a romantic at heart - this is the thing for you. It involves soft colors and solid shells sprinkled with seed and pearl beads that add up beauty to the whole composition.
Like with all my patterns, the instructions for this shabby cuff are accompanied by lots of pictures so following it is quite easy and fun.  


Cryptocurrency Continues to Slump, Bitcoin Remains Stable at $8,200 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The cryptocurrency market has continued to slump over the past few weeks, as both major and minor cryptocurrencies followed the price trend of bitcoin. Bitcoins Lead Throughout the past 24 hours, bitcoin hasnt recorded large price movements and remained in the range of $7,900 to $8,300. At the time of reporting, the price of bitcoin Continued

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South Korea Planning to Formally Allow ICOs "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

South Korea Planning to Formally Allow ICOs

Regional news sources report South Koreas financial authorities are working on legislation to formally allow initial coin offerings (ICOs) in an effort to appear more welcoming to the larger financial technology community.

Also read: Qubec Premier: Were Not Really Interested in Bitcoin Mining

South Korea Plans to Make ICOs Legit

Online news source The Korean Times reported this week Financial authorities have been talking to the countrys tax agency, justice ministry and other relevant government offices about a plan to allow ICOs in Korea when certain conditions are met, it quoted an anonymous source as insisting.

Initial coin offerings are an increasingly popular way to finance projects, and are often much less cumbersome and expensive than their namesake, initial public offerings, which involve gaggles of lawyers just to navigate legal hurdles. ICOs have also come under increasing scrutiny around the world, however, due to investors being scammed out of millions.



Setting the record straight: is streaming greener than vinyl? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Setting the record straight: is streaming greener than vinyl?

Ethical Living
Catherine Harte 16th March 2018
Teaser Media


Alle Urban Art Genres gemeinsam unter einem Dach: WANDELISM Gruppenausstellung in Berlin "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Morgen erffnet in Berlin die Gruppenausstellung WANDELISM, die Arbeiten von rund 60 Knstlern verschiedener Urban Art Genres gemeinsam unter dem Dach eines ehemaligen Autohaus zeigt. Gemeinsam zeigen, dass Street und Graffiti sich weiterentwickeln und einem stetigen Wandel unterliegen. So lsst sich in wenigen Worten die Grundidee der Gruppenausstellung WANDELISM beschreiben, die ab morgen fr rund eine Woche in Berlin zu sehen ist. Die Idee von WANDELISM ist, verschiedene urbane Stilrichtungen, vom Bombing, ber Graffiti und Zeitgenssischer Kunst, bis hin zu Installation, in einem unabhngigen Konzept zu vereinen dem Wandel.  Streetart und Graffiti setzen sich zwangslufig mit dem Wandel auseinander, da sie sich stndig im Umbruch befinden. Unter dem Dach eines ehemaligen Autohauses stellen ab diesen Samstag (17. Mrz 2018) mehr als 60 nationale und internationale Knstler aus. Auf 2.000 Quadratmeter, verteilt auf 2 Hallen und 15 verschiedene Rume, zeigen die Knstler Malereien, Installationen und Objektkunst. Vertreten sind dabei Knstler ganz verschiedener Genres aus dem urbanen Kontext vom Bombing, ber klassisches Graffiti bis Street Art, aber auch anderen zeitgenssischen Formen der Kunst. WANDELISM Genrebergreifende Urban Art Gruppenausstellung 17.-24.Mrz 2018 Wilhelmsaue 32, 10713 Berlin Freie Kunst, Freier Eintritt (Spenden erlaubt!) Zum Facebook Event Und hier kommt ein kleiner Vorgeschmack mit Fotos der ...

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Craft Your Own Paper Board Game "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

You don't need high tech gadgets to have fun. With some pens, paper, and imagination, you can craft your own board game.

Read more on MAKE

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Effectiveness of palmitoylethanolamide on endothelial dysfunction in ocular hypertensive patients. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Feb 1 ;54(2):968-73. Epub 2013 Feb 1. PMID: 23307959 Abstract Title:  Effectiveness of palmitoylethanolamide on endothelial dysfunction in ocular hypertensive patients: a randomized, placebo-controlled cross-over study. Abstract:  PURPOSE: We assessed the effect of palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) on systemic endothelial function in ocular hypertensive patients (OH).METHODS: We enrolled in this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover single-center study 40 never-treated OH patients and 40 healthy age-matched controls. At baseline, each participant underwent endothelium-dependent flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) measurement using a noninvasive high-resolution 2-dimensional ultrasonographic imaging of the brachial artery. OH patients were assigned randomly to receive either 300 mg PEA (Group A) or a matching placebo (Group B), twice a day for three months (T1). The first medication period was followed by a two-month washout period (T2), and then patients switched to PEA or placebo (depending on the first drug received) for another three months (T3). FMD evaluations were repeated at T1, T2, and T3.RESULTS: At baseline FMD values in OH patients and controls were 6.06 0.60% vs. 10.85 1.80%, respectively (P

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Podcast as a Vehicle to Disseminate the Message of Fukushima: Libbe HaLevy on the Journey of Nuclear HotSeat "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

We interviewed Libbe HaLevy, US-based citizen journalist, who started her weekly web-podcast Nuclear HotSeat after the Fukushima accident which has now become an institution in itself. Having interviewed hundreds of experts and activists on her now famous internet radio show, Libbe talks abot her journey as a producer, anchor and a vigilant citizen.

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Ep. 262: Why Sony Has Cause for Concern and more "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Episode 262 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
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Featured: Portrait and commercial photographer, Antti Mutka

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If you...


PwC Unveils Blockchain Auditing Service With Crypto Business Already Signed Up "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Interest from inside and outside cryptocurrency is focusing on a new Blockchain vetting service from PwC. #NEWS


This review provides an overview of current knowledge of palmitoylethanolamide effect on glial functions in the brain. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2013 Feb 1 ;12(1):55-61. PMID: 23394520 Abstract Title:  Palmitoylethanolamide in homeostatic and traumatic central nervous system injuries. Abstract:  The role of palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) in the regulation of complex systems involved in the inflammatory response, pruritus, neurogenic and neuropathic pain is well understood. Growing evidence indicates that this Nacylethanolamine also exerts neuroprotective effects within the central nervous system (CNS), i.e. in spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries and in age-related pathological processes. PEA is abundant in the CNS, and is produced by glial cells. Several studies show that administering PEA during the first few hours after injury significantly limits CNS damage, reduces loss of neuronal tissue and improves functional recovery. PEA appears to exert its protective effect by decreasing the development of cerebral edema, down-regulating the inflammatory cascade, and limiting cellular necrosis and apoptosis. All these are plausible mechanisms of neuroprotection. This review provides an overview of current knowledge of PEA effect on glial functions in the brain and how targeting glial-specific pathways might ultimately impact the development of therapies for clinical management of neurodegenerative disorders. The diverse signaling mechanisms are also summarized.

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KISS fans pay premium to see unimaginably sad Gene and Ace guitar dick-around "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

The boys are playing but they just cant find the sound.

KISS fansI mean die-hard high-rankers in the KISS ARMYare a very forgiving lot, and theres something to be said for a band that can generate generations of such zealous fans that will defend every dicey step...


David Bowie talks Burroughs, Iggy and Ziggy, 1982-83 "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

David Bowie
What we have for you here are two early 80s interviews with David Bowie for the New Zealand TV show, Radio with Pictures. Though the conversations occurred only twelve or so months apart, oh, what a difference a year makes.

The music program Radio with...


Trump Prepares To Declare California In State Of RebellionThen Establish New Government? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Screen Hoopla YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

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Puerto Rico Creates Blockchain Advisory Council Reportedly To Filter Legitimate Projects "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The newly created Puerto Rican Blockchain advisory council will promote Blockchain for businesses while allegedly filtering out inauthentic Blockchain projects. #NEWS


Not Recommended: LEGENDS OF THE LOST CAUSES by Brad McLelland and Louis Sylvester "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Legends of the Lost Causes, written by Brad McLelland and Louis Sylvester was released on Feb 20 of 2018 from Henry Holt (Macmillan). I read a NetGalley copy of it, and it is on my Not Recommended list.

Here's the description of the book:

A band of orphan avengers. A cursed stone. A horde of zombie outlaws.
This is Keech Blackwoods new life after Bad Whiskey Nelson descends upon the Home for Lost Causes and burns it to the ground.
With his home destroyed and his family lost, Keech will have to use the lessons he learned from Pa Abner to hunt down the powerful Char Stone. Luckily, he has the help of a ragtag team of orphans. Together, theyll travel through treacherous forests, fight off the risen dead, and discover that they share mysterious bonds as they search for the legendary stone. Now its a race against the clock, because if Bad Whiskey finds the stone firstall is lost.
But Keech and the other orphans wont hesitate. Because theyre more than just heroes.
Theyre Lost Causes.
Legends of the Lost Causes marks the thrilling start to an action-packed middle grade series by debut authors Brad McLelland and Louis Sylvester.


As you glean from the description, the main character is Keech Blackwood. He's an orphan, living with Pa Abner (who isn't what he seems). As we read this book, we learn that Keech is "half" Osage. The story is set in 1855 in Missouri.

Macmillan (the publisher) has a page for the book that includes a blurb for Legends of the Lost Causes from the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center (that's part of the Osage Nation), which suggests someone there read the book. I wonder, though, if they were given the whole book? Or just the snippets about Osage culture? We don't know. I also wonder if anyone who is Abenaki (or who has expertise about Abenaki people) was asked to look over the Abenaki parts?

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Fit Sick The New Term For People Who Look Healthy, But Feel Terrible "IndyWatch Feed Health"

We normally assume that when people are a healthy weight and seem to live an active lifestyle, they are getting all of the health benefits that are promised from doing this. It is generally assumed that athletes feel full of energy all the time, and dont suffer from a lot of the mood and sleep issues that exercise is generally thought to help with, too. However, some doctors are concerned that there is a new phenomenon called being fit sick, where people appear to be doing all of the right things and look healthy on the outside, but actually feel far less healthy in general.

What Are Some of The Causes of Being Fit Sick?

In most cases, it is the healthy diet and the exercise a person is doing that actually cause them to feel unwell. This is not to say that people do not generally feel better when they are doing these things, or that it is better not to do them, but that people who are embarking on these kinds of lifestyle changes need to do them carefully rather than over-stressing their bodies. Many people with high activity levels are actually deficient in important nutrients or have hormone imbalances due to the way their bodies have an increased demand for things their diet doesnt provide. Equally, people who stick to very rigid diets, either for weight loss in general or because they need to support things like bodybuilding, can be lacking in vital vitamins and minerals, as well as having issues with their gut bacteria.

Stress From Exercise

Additionally, intense exercise puts the body under stress, and this is something a lot of people dont consider. Levels of cortisol in athletes can be high in people wi...


Trump Prepares To Declare California In State Of RebellionThen Establish New Government? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Airdrop Attack? Monero Fork Condemned as Privacy Threat "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Giving away free money isn't as simple as it sounds in crypto. In fact, an upcoming plan to do just that is being labeled an attack by some.


Caught Our Notice: Voinnet co-author issues another correction "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Title: AtsPLA2- nuclear relocalization by the Arabidopsis transcription factor AtMYB30 leads to repression of the plant defense response What Caught Our Attention:  A previous collaborator with high-profile plant biologist Olivier Voinnet (who now has eight retractions) has issued an interesting correction to a 2010 PNAS paper. Susana Rivas is last author on the paper, the Continue reading Caught Our Notice: Voinnet co-author issues another correction


Professor Hawking mostly remembered for internet memes "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The death of Steven Hawking has seen an outpouring of tributes from across the world as fans, journalists and celebrities fondly exchanged their favourite online nuggets of wisdom and life hacks from the professor, and not his various theories concerning the origins of the universe or quantum field theory.

The internationally renowned physicist, who also became a bestselling author in spite of debilitating illness, was the first mathematician to discover that we should look up to the stars, and that, like the universe, human dreams are infinite. However, despite numerous experiments from the 1980s onward, he was unable to disprove that black holes suck the life out of dinner party conversation.

Hawking was also well known for his various forays into the world of comedy and entertainment, and was credited for making it possible for ordinary people to enjoy David Walliams. He later demonstrated to within four decimal points that the one thing everyone everyone loves is a cheeky boffin, and was credited with developing the Ramp theory, which made joking about disabilities accessible.

However, he never completed his long-term goal of formulating the fabled everything meme a supermeme which unified all human wisdom within a 15 word slogan, though friends of the professor say he predicted it would in some way feature a picture of a sunset.


Judge Clears Way for Walmart in Rare Miami Forest, but Legal Battle Continues "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

by Jenny Staletovich / Miami New Times

A Miami federal judge has lifted a temporary stop to construction on a Walmart-anchored shopping center on rare pine rockland and hinted that environmentalists are unlikely to win their battle in court.

Its not clear when Palm Beach County developer Peter Cummings will resume work on theplanned shopping center and apartments spread across nearly 140 acres near Zoo Miami. But environmentalists, armed with additional information released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since the case was argued, said they plan to keep fighting a project that could pave over one of the largest remaining tracts of pineland outside Everglades National Park.

There remains a live controversy, said Jaclyn Lopez, an attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, one of four environmental groups that filed a lawsuit in December. The merits of the case remain.

Cummings said through a spokesman that he welcomed the decision.

We believe strongly that Coral Reef Commons will be a blueprint for environmentally conscious development and restoration, he said, creating a community that will preserve extensive habitat, restore previously degraded habitat and provide amenities and homes for this community while creating more than 500 jobs and generating more than $3 million in yearly local tax revenues.

In January, U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro ordered Cummings to stop work and referred the case to a magistrate to determine whether a permanent restraining order should be issued while the case winds through court.

Cummings outraged environmentalists in 2014 when he unveiled a plan for a shopping center that included the Walmart, an LA Fitness, a Chilis and 900 apartments on part of an...


DIY Rainbow Sort and Count Game "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

DIY Rainbow Sort and Count Game Its funny how a rainbow completely appeals to a small child they love all things rainbow, from early stage books Elmer the Elephant, to the Rainbow Fish there is just something so delicious about the range of colour and how one merges into another When

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Bitcoin Investors Have No Clue Thinks Visas Chief Financial Officer "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

His limo driver asking about Bitcoin scares him, Visas chief financial officer confesses. #NEWS


These results show the therapeutic potential of palmitoylethanolamide in models of Alzheimer's disease. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2013 Feb 1 ;12(1):62-9. PMID: 23394526 Abstract Title:  Neuroglial roots of neurodegenerative diseases: therapeutic potential of palmitoylethanolamide in models of Alzheimer's disease. Abstract:  The growth of knowledge about the molecular mechanisms underlying Alzheimer's disease (AD) has highlighted the role of neuroinflammation in the pathophysiology of this disorder. AD is classically characterized by the deposit of misfolded proteins: the extracellular accumulation of beta amyloid peptide (A), and the formation of intracellular neurofibrillary tangles. However, it is clear that many other cellular dysfunctions occur. Among these, a prominent role is exerted by the inflammatory process which is a consequence of the over-activation of glial cells. Indeed, several models of AD have demonstrated that glia modify their functions, losing the physiological supportive role. These cells instead acquire a pro-inflammatory phenotype, thus contributing to exacerbate A toxicity. The relationship between neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation is strictly interdependent, and research efforts are now addressed to antagonize both processes simultaneously. Along this line palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) has attracted much attention because of its numerous pharmacological properties, particularly those related to the modulation of peripheral inflammation through the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor- involvement. In light of these considerations, we explored the antiinflammatory and neuroprotective effects of PEA in rat neuronal cultures and organotypic hippocampal slices challenged with A, and treated with PEA in the presence or absence of a selective peroxisome proliferator activated receptor- antagonist. The data indicate that PEA is able to blunt A-induced astrocyte activation and to exert a marked protective effect on neurons. These findings highlight new pharmacological properties of PEA and suggest that this compound may provide an effective strategy for AD.

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The Future Is Upon Us This is What Americans Will Look Like by 2050 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by: Amanda Froelich; True Activist

With the increasing trend of interracial partnerships, its much more common for an individual to belong to a variety of ethnic backgrounds. As PolicyMic bluntly summarized, in a matter of years well have Tindered, OKCupid-ed and otherwise sexed ourselves into one giant amalgamated mega-race. Theyre absolutely right. But what will that look like?

To answer this question, National Geographic built its 125th anniversary issue around this theme and what they came up with is beautiful.

Renowned photographer and portrait artist, Martin Schoeller, was commissioned to capture the lovely faces of our nations multicultural future. This is what the average American will look like by 2050:

And like this:
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Improvised party "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

The director of the elementary school I went to, asked if I could paint a mural therethis is the result. It has been a pleasure to return to the playground where some of my first childhood memories took place and leave a small gift.
Escola Millenari de Cardedeu,
Catalunya 2018

Aryz-Cardedeu 2018


Palmitoylethanolamide and luteolin compounds exerts a significant antidepressant effect a low doses. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2013 Nov ;12(7):989-1001. PMID: 23844686 Abstract Title:  Effects of palmitoylethanolamide and luteolin in an animal model of anxiety/depression. Abstract:  The antidepressant effect of a compound formed by co-ultramicronized palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) and luteolin (PEA+luteolin) was investigated in a mouse model of anxiety/depressive-like behavior. 129Sv/Ev mice were subjected to 6 weeks of corticosterone administration, and then behavior, neurogenesis, neuroplasticity, neurotrophic and apoptotic proteins expression were evaluated. The effect of PEA+luteolin compound treatment (1mg/kg, i.p.), on depression-like behaviour was assessed using different paradigms such as open field, novelty suppressed feeding, forced swim test and elevated plus maze. In particular in the open field, novelty suppressed feeding and elevated plus maze the time spent in the open arm was employed as an indicator of anxiety; forced swim test was used to evaluate the antidepressant capacity of PEA+luteolin on immobility time as an indicator of depression. Adult hippocampal neurogenesis and neuroplasticity were evaluated by immunohistochemical techniques; brain-derived neurotrophic factor and apoptotic protein (Bax and Bcl2) expression were studied by immunostaining and Western blot analysis. For the first time we demonstrated that PEA+luteolin compound exerts a significant antidepressant effect a low dose and may be considered as a novel therapeutic strategy in depression.

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Judah's Tree, Klil HaChoresh, Now In Bloom In Northern Israel! "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

The klil hahoresh tree is now in bloom in Northern Israel, and it is truly a delight. The blooms are so unusual, and when one drives out of the city the tree covered hillsides are puncutated by bright pink, love...


Results support the effectiveness and safety of palmitoylethanolamide in flu and respiratory infections. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Int J Inflam. 2013 ;2013:151028. Epub 2013 Aug 27. PMID: 24066256 Abstract Title:  Palmitoylethanolamide: A Natural Body-Own Anti-Inflammatory Agent, Effective and Safe against Influenza and Common Cold. Abstract:  Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is a food component known since 1957. PEA is synthesized and metabolized in animal cells via a number of enzymes and exerts a multitude of physiological functions related to metabolic homeostasis. Research on PEA has been conducted for more than 50 years, and over 350 papers are referenced in PubMed describing the physiological properties of this endogenous modulator and its pharmacological and therapeutical profile. The major focus of PEA research, since the work of the Nobel laureate Levi-Montalcini in 1993, has been neuropathic pain states and mast cell related disorders. However, it is less known that 6 clinical trials in a total of nearly 4000 people were performed and published last century, specifically studying PEA as a therapy for influenza and the common cold. This was done before Levi-Montalcini's clarification of PEA's mechanism of action, analyzing the role of PEA as an anti-inflammatory agent. We will review in depth these studies, as the results support the effectiveness and safety of PEA in flu and respiratory infections.

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Trash Management to Avoid Bugs "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

How do you manage your trash to avoid a major cockroach or ant infestation?  [More] Trash Management to Avoid Bugs



Escape and Evasion Tactics for When S Really Hits the Fan "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

If (and when) things go south, you find yourself in a total doomsday situation (or perhaps some politician pisses off the wrong country, and everything turns to Red Dawn: Real Life Edition), understanding specific and efficient escape and evasion tactics can be highly critical. Often, it can feel as though we each create our own ... Read more...

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Taiwans New Central Bank Chief Uncertain of State Cryptocurrency "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The new governor of Taiwans central bank has expressed uncertainty over cryptocurrencies function as a payment instrument. In a meeting with lawmakers this week, Taiwans new central bank governor Yang Chin-long was asked about the central banks current stance and outlook for cryptocurrencies at a time when a number of central banking counterparts around the world Continued

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7.000 Paar Kinderschuhe vor dem Kapitol als Zeichen fr durch Waffen gettete Kinder in den USA "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Vor dem Kapitol in Washington D.C. haben Kreativ-Aktivisten 14.000 Kinderschuhe platziert. Jedes Paar der insgesamt 7.000 Schuhpaare steht dabei fr ein Kind, das in den USA seit dem Amoklauf an der Sandy Hook Elementary School im Jahr 2012 durch eine Schusswaffe gettet wurde. What an effective piece of #dataviz: 7K pairs of shoes cover Capitol lawn to honour kids killed in shootings since Sandy Hook. #enoughisenough#noguns #sensingnumbers #data #Empathy Valentina DEfilippo (@defilippovale) 16. Mrz 2018 Today, 7,000 pairs of shoes were left in front of the Capitol to represent every child that was killed by gunfire since Sandy Hook. When will Congress have the courage to act? Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) 14. Mrz 2018

Der Beitrag 7.000 Paar Kinderschuhe vor dem Kapitol als Zeichen fr durch Waffen gettete Kinder in den USA erschien zuerst auf URBANSHIT.


Kp Radio Hawaii 3-16-18 What the H is Going on out there (&in here)? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Show link:

Talked about (among other things):

  • Energies of apocalypse, exposure, unveiling, uncovering, of truths, etc., extremely INTENSE. Theres a lot of them, all going at once. Multi-dimensional, multi-level.
  • Human trafficking awareness and awakening is BIG. Recall that David Wilcock said that p-gate and this trafficking was closely tied with (Cosmic) disclosure (CITD) (see this Kp post).
  • Russia be afraid paradigm its a Dead Parrot Paradigm (a DPP).
  • We need to learn how to deal with them (Kent Dunn and Peri video). For Kp its seeing them, and letting them flow though my space. No panic whatsoever. Which is why I like Dr. Corsi.
  • Levels of disclosure: Earth 3D surface type, 3D SSP type, multi-D Cosmic type.
  • My role is to watch, observe, and report, but from my ...


Intuitive Astrology: Mercury Retrograde March-April 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

March is a busy month in the skies. Not only does it bring us a Blue Moon and the start of the astrological year, but Mercury also slips into retrograde on the 22nd.

Mercury retrograde happens every few months or so, and is a time for all of us to slow down and think about how we are communicating not only to others but also to ourselves.

Mercury is the messenger of the Gods and is always by the Suns side taking notes, delivering messages, and communicating thoughts and feelings. When in retrograde however, Mercury moves away from the Sun and slips into the underworld. It is here that Mercury can uncover hidden messages, and dig through the depths in order to bring information to the light.

During Mercury Retrograde, it is common for old wounds, thoughts, and feelings to arise to the surface in order to be cleared. It is also a time to reflect on the past and to perhaps reach out to people that you have unfinished business with.

Mercury Retrograde is not a time to forge forward with great gusto, in fact under this energy it is much better to move slowly and to think carefully before making new plans and starting new ventures.

While the planet of communication and messages is in the underworld, having patience is important and time is needed for all the facts to come to the surface.

The timing of Marchs retrograde is interesting as it occurs just a few days after the start of the new astrological year or Equinox, which falls on March 20-21st.

Traditionally, the astrological year is a time where we can really leap forward and begin to put our plans into action. It is a time where we can really blossom and put all of our ideas and thoughts out into the world.

With Mercury going retrograde just a few days after the Equinox, it seems that the Universe really wants us to slow down. It seems that we are being called to really meditate and think things through before taking action.

While we can definitely make plans and keep moving forward in the direction that feels best, Mercury retrograde is just going to be reminding us to move slowly, and to really think about what we are doing and saying.

As the planet of communication, Mercury may also be reminding us to align our words with our actions. Most of us say we want certain things, or communicate certain things to others, but then fall short when it comes to actually taking action.

This is similar to a study that was conducted that asked people if they preferred meditating or watching TV. Even thou...


PinIdea RR-200 Cryptonight ASIC Miner Coming Next "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

It seems that everyone is releasing Cryptonight ASIC miners out of the blue, there is information and websites in China starting to offer PinIdea RR-200 Cryptonight ASIC miners that are promising 27 KH/s Cryptonight and 55 KH/s Cryptonight-light mining performance at 350 Watts of power usage with a price similar to that of the Baikal Giant-N. So the RR-200 promises a bit faster hashrate and comes at pretty much the same price and shipping immediately directly trying to compete with the Baikal offer. Unfortunately at this point it is hard to confirm this new miner for sure as the official PinIdea website seems to be down and there is no info on their official Facebook page about a new Cryptonight ASIC being released, so treat this information with caution!


Queen Elizabeth II Has A WW3 Speech Written And It Is Ready To Deliver "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Mac Slavo;

The Queen of England has a pre-written speech prepared for the outbreak of World War 3. As tensions between Russia and the United Kingdom continue to flare, the Queens speech is sparking fears of a nuclear war.

An Austrailian news source, News.Com.Au, reported that some people already fear a nuclear war is more likely that during the Cold War era. The speech was prepared for her back in the 1980s. It was originally revealed in 2013, but no one paid much attention until now. The address was written in the event nuclear war does occur, and she needs to address the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.

The speech was released by the government under the 30-year rule, and is reflective of the time it was written, with a planned broadcast date of March 4, 1983. It was drawn up as part of a wargaming exercise. The script for a hypothetical broadcast has the monarch describing the threat to the brave country as greater than any other in history. It also mentions the Queens son Prince Andrew, then in the Royal Navy. The speech, devised by Whitehall officials at one of the most fraught Cold War periods, was never recorded.

Although it was only a simulation, the text of the Queens address (written as if broadcast at midday on Friday 4 March 1983) seeks to prepare the country for the ordeal of World War III. According to the BBC, it starts off by referring to the Queens traditional Christmas address:
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Palmitoylethanolamide improves colon inflammation. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Gut. 2014 Aug ;63(8):1300-12. Epub 2013 Sep 30. PMID: 24082036 Abstract Title:  Palmitoylethanolamide improves colon inflammation through an enteric glia/toll like receptor 4-dependent PPAR- activation. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: Enteric glia activation has been reported to amplify intestinal inflammation via the enteroglial-specific S100B protein. This neurotrophin promotes macrophage recruitment in the mucosa, amplify colonic inflammation and interacts with toll-like receptors (TLR). Molecules inhibiting S100B-driven enteric activation might mitigate the course of ulcerative colitis (UC). This study aims to investigate the effects of palmitoylethanolammide (PEA), a drug able to counteract astroglial activation in the central nervous system, on intestinal inflammation, in humans and mice.DESIGN: Mouse models of dextran sodium sulphate (DSS)-induced colitis, colonic biopsies deriving from UC patients and primary cultures of mouse and human enteric glial cells (EGC), have been used to assess the effects of PEA, alone or in the presence of specific PPAR or PPAR antagonists, on: macroscopic signs of UC (DAI score, colon length, spleen weight, macrophages/neutrophils infiltration); the expression and release of proinflammatory markers typical of UC; TLR pathway in EGCs.RESULTS: PEA treatment improves all macroscopic signs of UC and decreases the expression and release of all the proinflammatory markers tested. PEA anti-inflammatory effects are mediated by the selective targeting of the S100B/TLR4 axis on ECG, causing a downstream inhibition of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB)-dependent inflammation. Antagonists at PPAR, but not PPAR, abolished PEA effects, in mice and in humans.CONCLUSIONS: Because of its lack of toxicity, its ability in reducing inflammation and its selective PPAR action, PEA might be an innovative molecule to broaden pharmacological strategies against UC.

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This image is making people worried that something bad has happened to Paddington Bear :( "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Oh now what has happened to Paddington?

BUT GOOD NEWS! Paddington Bear has got in touch to say hes ok


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Donald Trump Finds All The Border Wall Money, Leaving Mexico In.. "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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This Book Contains an Invisible 1,400-Year-Old Text We Can Only Read With X-Rays "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Peter Dockrill; Science Alert

They say never judge a book by its cover - but sometimes you can't even trust the words written on the pages.

This week, scientists in California are busy investigating an archaic hymn book of religious text dating back to the 11th century. In ordinary circumstances, this weathered volume would be a priceless historical artefact in its own right. But these are not ordinary circumstances.

This time around, the religious script is a smokescreen: an ancient cover-up concealing a far older truth one that dates back many more centuries into the past, to a man considered one of the fathers of the medical science we have today.

That man was Galen of Pergamon, a Greek physician and philosopher born under the Roman Empire during the 2nd century, who through his teachings and writings became known as one of the greatest medical minds of antiquity.

But not all those communications were carefully tended by history.
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Jacob Salvador, CFO at Bitspace and Blockchain Specialist Advisor Joins Zerocoin Cryptocurrency for Gambling "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Meet Jacob Salvador Blockchain Specialist Advisor to ZeroEdge Bet

 The heart and soul of the ZeroEdge betting concept lie in the successful integration of todays leading Blockchain technologies, along with the successful launch of ICOs. This is one of the main reasons why we choose very carefully who we select to be part of the ZeroEdge advisory board.

It is also one of the main reasons why we are so excited to introduce one of the most innovative entrepreneurs and Blockchain experts to you, Jacob Salvador. Jacob has years of experience as an investment professional as well as a tremendous amount of experience in the asset management, private equity, and project finance sectors.

Blockchain technology is becoming increasingly important, not only in online gambling, and Jacob is one of the leading experts in this field. Along with our other expert Blockchain advisors, we are sure that our Blockchain and ICO will be the strongest in the entire online gambling industry.

ZeroEdge.Bet Revolutionary online gambling platform with 0% house edge games

ZeroEdge is a unique concept set to revolutionize the way you gamble online. Currently, all online casino games come with a house edge, i.e. the advantage that the casino has over you, which varies between 1% to 10% or more, depending on the game. ZeroEdges solution offer games with 0% house edge and give players a completely fair chance of winning. In other words, playing at ZeroEdge.Bet is literally free, you dont have to pay anything to the casino like its with traditional online casino sites.

The most amazing part is that Zerocoin value increases as more people join the world first 0% edge gambling platform. It is all achieved by creating a closed-loop economy in which high demand for 0% games drives Zerocoins value up. This model is also known as Metcalfes law which was originally invented in 1993 and can be seen in the actual Bitcoins price growth. ZeroEdge offers a unique gambling model which potentially could revolutionize the $70 Billion gambling industry. Players wont be losing money but instead earning from the increasing Zerocoin value.

We have made a survey & asked hundreds of people about their gambling preferences & experiences.  The main finding was that 99 % of them stated that they would choose 0% house edge games to play if such games were available. High demand for the worlds first 0% house edge games will increase the Zerocoin value exponentially. An important task for...


Beautifully Designed Map Shows the Literal Translations of Country Names: Place of Abundant Fish (Panama), Land of Many Rabbits (Spain), and More "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Recently we featured a world map that labels each country not with its name in English, but its name in its own language. That surely proved not just a fascinating linguistic-geographical lesson but, for many, a helpful guide to referring to other lands in a much more sophisticated manner at cocktail parties. But whatever one's motives, one ultimately has to wonder: what do all those country names actually mean? Few to none would have emerged as random assemblies of syllables; nearly all must have started as descriptions, to varying degrees of literalness, of the places they name.

Take, for instance, "Place of Abundant Fish," better known to its people as Panam and to English-speakers as Panama. Or "Land of Burnt Faces," which many of us whose faces really would get burned if we took a trip there without sunscreen call Ethiopia. Or "Temple of the Soul of Ptah," "He that Striveth with God," and "In the Navel of the Moon," also known as Egypt, Israel, and Mexico.

These names and many others appear on this world map with country names translated literally into English. "I was disappointed by Spain," added German geographer Simon Kustenmacher when he tweeted out the map. "'Land of Many Rabbits'? I expected something related to military..."



MIT-Founded Startup Raises $20 Million for Supply Chain Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Eximchain, a blockchain startup focused on the supply chain industry, has raised an investment of $20 million, ahead of a planned token airdrop.


Palmitoylethanolamide could be used as a disease-modifying agent for controlling inflammatory responses and related chronic and neuropathic pain. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Inflammopharmacology. 2014 Apr ;22(2):79-94. Epub 2013 Nov 1. PMID: 24178954 Abstract Title:  Palmitoylethanolamide, a naturally occurring disease-modifying agent in neuropathic pain. Abstract:  Persistent pain affects nearly half of all people seeking medical care in the US alone, and accounts for at least $80 billion worth of lost productivity each year. Among all types of chronic pain, neuropathic pain stands out: this is pain resulting from damage or disease of the somatosensory nervous system, and remains largely untreatable. With few available treatment options, neuropathic pain represents an area of significant and growing unmet medical need. Current treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain involves several drug classes, including opioids, gabapentinoids, antidepressants, antiepileptic drugs, local anesthetics and capsaicin. Even so, less than half of patients achieve partial relief. This review discusses a novel approach to neuropathic pain management, based on knowledge of: the role of glia and mast cells in pain and neuroinflammation; the body's innate mechanisms to maintain cellular homeostasis when faced with external stressors provoking, for example, inflammation. The discovery that palmitoylethanolamide, a member of the N-acylethanolamine family which is produced from the lipid bilayer on-demand, is capable of exerting anti-allodynic and anti-hyperalgesic effects by down-modulating both microglial and mast cell activity has led to the application of this fatty acid amide in several clinical studies of neuropathic pain, with beneficial outcome and no indication of adverse effects at pharmacological doses. Collectively, the findings presented here propose that palmitoylethanolamide merits further consideration as a disease-modifying agent for controlling inflammatory responses and related chronic and neuropathic pain.

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A recipe for website automated tests with Python Selenium & Headless Chrome in Docker "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Photo from the Oursky Hong Kong office

The QA team leads bug catching, but manual testing is not scalable when your company takes on more projects. Since my company sends builds every two weeks, the QA team wants to test every build before we pass them to our clients.

To improve QA, Ive helped modify project management processes, recruited a team of exploratory testers, and built automated testing tools for continuous integration as a QA Engineer. Most of the tools I build use open-source or free libraries.

Below is a guide for my open-source Github repo with 100,000+ docker image pulls to help development teams and freelance developers set up their own automated tests.

Our Task

We will go through the process step-by-step to see how to set up a test with Selenium, which automates browsers to perform tests. In this example, we will use headless Chrome to load our website and perform a simple click on the button we want to test on the site.

Setting up the Headless chrome

Starting up a Chrome browser in Docker to run a Selenium test takes just a minute. Once it works, it works with any automated CI builds.

Here is an example:

First, open your terminal and go to your working directory.

$ cd [your working directory]

Then pull and run this docker image from joyzoursky/python-chromedriver. We will run the Selenium test inside the Docker container.

$ docker run -it -v $(pwd):/usr/workspace joyzoursky/python-chromedriver:3.6-alpine3.7-selenium sh
Unable to find image 'joyzoursky/python-chromedriver:3.6-alpine3.7-selenium' locally
3.6-alpine3.7-selenium: Pulling from joyzoursky/python-chromedriver
ff3a5c916c92: Pull complete
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9358b3ca3321: Pull complete
78b9945f52f1: Pull complete
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36cb996dbd54: Pull complete
8e6f0ca23b1a: Pull complete
d5a3895f190c: Pull complete
Digest: sha256:c51c240f1a472b0f252e96cd39678c7d039b757b83e46bf8ed182e95caaf02e7
Status: Downloaded newer image for joyzoursky/python-chromedriver:3.6-alpine3.7-selenium

Now the container is ready. Lets move to the workspace and try out the code.

/ # cd /usr/workspace/

Now, we can script our test

Lets start Python.

/usr/workspace # python
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Pentax Interview: Current Q cameras and lenses not discontinued and will continued to be sold "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Pentax confirmed their Q line is not discontinued and will continue to be sold (See them on Amazon). But Pentax didnt disc lose if they plan to keep releasing new Q cameras and lenses. The full interview can be seen

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The Daily Mail congratulated the FT and its so bitter its brilliant "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

People are sharing this diary item from the Daily Mail congratulating the Financial Times on winning newspaper of the year this week because, well, have a look for yourself.

So brilliantly bitter, and SO Daily Mail.

Read it again and perhaps whoever wrote it should have taken a bit more care and attention.


Palmitoylethanolamide prevents metabolic alterations and restores leptin sensitivity in ovariectomized rats. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Endocrinology. 2014 Apr ;155(4):1291-301. Epub 2014 Jan 15. PMID: 24428531 Abstract Title:  Palmitoylethanolamide prevents metabolic alterations and restores leptin sensitivity in ovariectomized rats. Abstract:  It has been suggested a role of fatty acid ethanolamides in control of feeding behavior. Among these, palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) has not been directly implicated in appetite regulation and weight gain. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of PEA on food intake and body weight and the interaction between PEA and hypothalamic leptin signaling in ovariectomized rats. Ovariectomy produced hyperphagia and increased weight gain, making it an useful model of mild obesity. Ovariectomized rats were treated with PEA (30 mg/kg sc) for 5 weeks. Then, blood was collected, and hypothalamus and adipose tissue were removed for histological, cellular, and molecular measurements. We showed that PEA caused a reduction of food intake, body weight, and fat mass. The mechanisms underlying PEA effects involved an improvement in hypothalamic leptin signaling, through a raise in signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 phosphorylation. We also reported that PEA reduced AMP-activated protein kinase- phosphorylation and modulated transcription of anorectic and orexigenic neuropeptides in the hypothalamus. Moreover, PEA increased AMP-activated protein kinase- phosphorylation and carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1 transcription in adipose tissue, suggesting an increase in ATP-producing catabolic pathway. PEA also polarized adipose tissue macrophages to M2 lean phenotype, associated to a reduction of inflammatory cytokines/adipokines. To demonstrate the direct effect of PEA on leptin sensitivity without interference of adiposity loss, we obtained consistent data in PEA-treated sham-operated animals and in vitro in SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cell line. Therefore, our data provide a rationale for the therapeutic use of PEA in obese postmenopausal woman.

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Vladimir Putin Says Russia Will Send People To The Moon And Mars "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by The Daily Sheeple

Russian president Vladimir Putin said that as a part of Russias reinvigorated space program, the country will send people to both the moon and Mars. Russia is expected to begin their revamped journey in space next year.

According to The Independent, the Russian government will begin by sending landers to the red planet, yet the country hopes to send people there soon after that, said the Putin. Russias space agency will also attempt to put people at the poles of the Moon, he said. The purpose of Russias moon landing would be an exploration of the moons poles. Putin described that as a continuation of the work done during the Soviet space program.

That work reached its peak in the midst of the Cold War, as the US and Russia battled it out to get the first person into space and then onto the moon. Russia won the race to send the first person into space but has never put one of its cosmonauts on the moon.

Putin didnt specifically say that Russia was racing Elon Musk and his Space X program to Mars or the moon, but Musk did announce that he intends to launch his rocket to the Red Planet in 2019.

Putin also said that landing on the moon could be a vital step in future space endeavors. The moon could be used as a launching point for other missions to other plants.
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Art Movements "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Students from Beacon High School in Manhattan holding new posters published by Badlands Unlimited (courtesy Badlands Unlimited)

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

Helen Molesworth was fired as the chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles. An email sent to the museums trustees implied that Molesworth decided to resign, an assertion rejected by artist Catherine Opie herself a MOCA trustee who told the Los Angeles Times that the decision was made by director Philippe Vergne. Molesworths departure follows Mark Grotjahns recent decision to withdraw his acceptance of the museums annual gala honor, citing the lack of diversity of the awards recent honorees.

Anish Kapoor penned an open letter to the National Rifle Association (NRA) objecting to the organizations use of Cloud Gate (2006) in a promotional video entitled The Clenched Fist of Truth. The NRAs advertisement,' Kapoor states, seeks to whip up fear and hate. It plays to the basest and most primal impulses of paranoia, conflict, and violence, and uses them in an effort to create a schism to justify its most regressive attitudes.



Glyphosate exposure in pregnancy leads to a shortened gestational length. "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

PMID:  Environ Health. 2018 Mar 9 ;17(1):23. Epub 2018 Mar 9. PMID: 29519238 Abstract Title:  Glyphosate exposure in pregnancy and shortened gestational length: a prospective Indiana birth cohort study. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Glyphosate (GLY) is the most heavily used herbicide worldwide but the extent of exposure in human pregnancy remains unknown. Its residues are found in the environment, major crops, and food items that humans, including pregnant women, consume daily. Since GLY exposure in pregnancy may also increase fetal exposure risk, we designed a birth-cohort study to determine exposure frequency, potential exposure pathways, and associations with fetal growth indicators and pregnancy length.METHOD: Urine and residential drinking water samples were obtained from 71 women with singleton pregnancies living in Central Indiana while they received routine prenatal care. GLY measurements were performed using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Demographic and survey information relating to food and water consumption, stress, and residence were obtained by questionnaire. Maternal risk factors and neonatal outcomes were abstracted from medical records. Correlation analyses were used to assess relationships of urine GLY levels with fetal growth indicators and gestational length.RESULTS: The mean age of participants was 29 years, and the majority were Caucasian. Ninety three percent of the pregnant women had GLY levels above the limit of detection (0.1 ng/mL). Mean urinary GLY was 3.40 ng/mL (range 0.5-7.20 ng/mL). Higher GLY levels were found in women who lived in rural areas (p =0.02), and in those who consumed>24 oz. of caffeinated beverages per day (p =0.004). None of the drinking water samples had detectable GLY levels. We observed no correlations with fetal growth indicators such as birth weight percentile and head circumference. However, higher GLY urine levels were significantly correlated with shortened gestational lengths (r=-0.28, p=0.02).CONCLUSIONS: This is the first study of GLY exposure in US pregnant women using urine specimens as a direct measure of exposure. We found that>90% of pregnant women had detectable GLY levels and that these levels correlated significantly with shortened pregnancy lengths. Although our study cohort was small and regional and had limited racial/ethnic diversity, it provides direct evidence of maternal GLY exposure and a significant correlation with shortened pregnancy. Further investigations in a more geographically and racially diverse cohort would be necessary before these findings could be generalized.

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Everyones making the same joke about this Daily Star headline "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

To the Daily Star!

To which everyone is making the same joke (got it yet?)



Who Is It SPECIFICALLY That Is CENSORING Americas Use of The Internet "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Opinion by Deplorable Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen Almost three quarters of the Silicon Valley tech workforce are foreign workers in the United States on a Green Card.  None of them are Caucasion or Judeo/Christian.  All of them come from countries that have hatred issues with America, and/or Judeo/Christianity, and what it stands for.  These are Continue reading Who Is It SPECIFICALLY That Is CENSORING Americas Use of The Internet

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Wenn ein Modekonzern auf kreative Leistungen scheit: H&M legt sich mit der Graffiti und Street Art Szene an "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Die Modekette H&M ist offensichtlich geraden dabei sich mit der weltweiten Graffiti und Street Art Szene anzulegen. Der schwedische Konzern erwgt gegen den New Yorker Graffiti Knstler Revok vor Gericht zu ziehen, nachdem dieser sich gegen die ungefragte Nutzung eines seiner Murals als Teil einer Modekampagne zur Wehr gesetzt hat. Ganz nebenbei versucht der Moderiese am Urheberrecht zu rtteln und spricht einer weltweiten Kunstszene die kreative Leistung ab. Was ist passiert? H&M hat fr die Kampagne einer neuen Sportmodekollektion unter anderem ein Foto mit einem Model vor einem Mural des Knstlers Revok in New York geschossen und abgedruckt, ohne sich zuvor die Einverstndniserklrung des Knstlern einzuholen oder ihn berhaupt zu fragen. The war aint over people. H&M still going with the lawsuit. @glucklawfirm (REVOKs lawyer) still said the lawsuit is going. #BOYCOTHM #FUCKHM Ein Beitrag geteilt von Max K (@out_of_inks) am Mr 15, 2018 um 10:21 PDT Das ganze fand Revok verstndlicherweise nicht gut und schaltete einen Anwalt ein, der sich gegenber H&M auf die unerlaubte Nutzung und Vervielfltigung eines urheberrechtlich geschtzten Werkes bezog. Zudem sei fr ihn als Knstler die Assoziation mit H&M rufschdigend. Als Antwort lie H&M ber ihre Anwlte erklren, dass das Werk illegal, also ohne Genehmigung des ...

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Palmitoylethanolamide inhibits rMCP-5 expression by regulating MITF activation in rat chronic granulomatous inflammation. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Eur J Pharmacol. 2014 Feb 15 ;725:64-9. Epub 2014 Jan 16. PMID: 24440533 Abstract Title:  Palmitoylethanolamide inhibits rMCP-5 expression by regulating MITF activation in rat chronic granulomatous inflammation. Abstract:  Chronic inflammation, a condition frequently associated with several pathologies, is characterized by angiogenic and fibrogenic responses that may account for the development of granulomatous tissue. We previously demonstrated that the chymase, rat mast cell protease-5 (rMCP-5), exhibits pro-inflammatory and pro-angiogenic properties in a model of chronic inflammation sustained by mast cells (MCs), granuloma induced by the subcutaneous carrageenan-soaked sponge implant in rat. In this study, we investigated the effects of palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), an anti-inflammatory and analgesic endogenous compound, on rMCP-5 mRNA expression and Microphtalmia-associated Transcription Factor (MITF) activation in the same model of chronic inflammation. The levels of rMCP-5 mRNA were detected using semi-quantitative RT-PCR; the protein expression of chymase and extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK) were analyzed by western blot; MITF/DNA binding activity and MITF phosphorylation were assessed by electrophoretic mobility shift assay (EMSA) and immunoprecipitation, respectively. The administration of PEA (200, 400 and 800g/ml) significantly decreased rMCP-5 mRNA and chymase protein expression induced by -carrageenan. These effects were associated with a significant decrease of MITF/DNA binding activity and phosphorylated MITF as well as phosphorylated ERK levels. In conclusion, our results, showing the ability of PEA to inhibit MITF activation and chymase expression in granulomatous tissue, may yield new insights into the understanding of the signaling pathways leading to MITF activation controlled by PEA.

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Israel Bars Crypto Firms from Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Indices "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Israel's securities regulator has said that cryptocurrency-related firms may not be listed on the TASE indices due to high volatility.


How to read your way to becoming a better developer "IndyWatch Feed Education"

If you want to get better at programming, there are two things you need to do:

Write Code and Read Everything!

I have been writing software for a long time, and Ive had the opportunity to learn about programming in many different settings. I have struggled through problems on my own, worked with teams, and Ive even had the opportunity to learn in a University setting. Through all of my experiences I have found the best way to become a better programmer is to write code and read everything! The moment you stop doing either, you will slow down the progression of your skills.

Too many people get so excited to write code that they sometimes forget to put in their due diligence. Writing code is fun and I too have been guilty of ignoring the documentation. With old tools, or new, there will always be more to learn. You will save yourself a lot of time and energy if you make sure you have a good foundation before diving into a new tool.

To help you on your journey, I want to offer my favorite resources for reading about tech topics. Enjoy.

Official Documentation

When you already know the tool you want to work with, the best place to start is the official documentation. When working with something new, resist the urge to jump straight inlook through the docs first.

You will save yourself time and energy, while becoming a better developer. When you read you arent only learning that one topic. You are expanding your understanding of an entire area of software development and making it easier for you to learn the next topic.

At the bare minimum, go through a Getting Started tutorial and work though all the examples. Make sure you understand the simple parts of a new language or framework before moving on.

Many developers dont love writing documentation, so if you find quality information it is because the writer thought it would help.

Online Articles

The next places you should look for up to date information about the technical topics are online publications. Since you are reading this article, I can assume you have already discovered Medium. Medium is my all time favorite source for articles and blogs.

Medium is full of information on a massive range of both technical and non-technical topics. If you have interest in a topic, there is a good chance you can find articles on that topic on Medium....


Eligma Bringing Crypto Transactions into the Mainstream in the First Bitcoin City "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Eligma, a Slovenian startup, which is on a mission to transform commerce with the help of AI and blockchain technologies, has made an important reveal this week. The team has announced their plans regarding the crypto transaction system Elipay, which they will start testing this April in the offline retail world. Their testing lab is the first Bitcoin City in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This early feature is one of Eligmas many and is especially promising for early adopters, crypto enthusiasts, and potential contributors, who will now be able to spend their cryptocurrencies for their everyday shopping. Eligmas first product feature also backs up the teams promise of a truly usable ELI token, which will be released on April 17th, when Eligma will start their crowdsale with a hard cap of 24 million U.S. dollars.

Entering a market which reached 2.3 trillion U.S. dollars in sales last year, Eligma is being developed to offer simple solutions for problems which are present for all online shoppers. Harnessing the power of machine learning and AI technology, they are building a platform that will save its users time and money by providing them with the best search results, based on the specifications of the product they are looking for online. This will be enabled through Eligmas discovery feature, with which users will be able to access the plethora of different goods online from one account. Single login will be a unique feature that will simplify the online shopping experience. There will be no need to sign into several online stores to get the price or product comparison because Eligma will provide you with the best deal for your next purchase.

A team of experts and e-visionaries, supported by highly experienced advisors from areas of business development, AI, blockchain, and e-commerce, announced another Eligmas ambition, which they presented this week. As believers in the future of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, they are planning to enable easy crypto transactions through their system called Elipay.



Topman really didnt think this shirt through properly "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Topman didnt really think this through, did they?

Under the number 96 on the back of the long-sleeved red top are the words, What goes around comes back around, and on one of the sleeves is the word Karma.

The design was apparently inspired by a Bob Marley track and the number is a reference to its year of re-release, according to Topman.

Yeah, us neither.

Other people, however, made a rather different connection.


Palmitoylethanolamide in animal model shows potential antidepressant effects. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Med Hypotheses. 2014 May ;82(5):507-11. Epub 2014 Mar 3. PMID: 24630855 Abstract Title:  Is there a role for palmitoylethanolamide in the treatment of depression? Abstract:  Depression is a common brain disorder affecting about 350 million people worldwide. Although the pharmacological treatment currently available can produce benefits in the majority of cases, residual depressive symptoms, cognitive deficits, functional impairment, and increase in frequency of relapses are frequently present in unipolar and bipolar depressed patients correctly treated. In the last years, numerous evidences have demonstrated the involvement of endocannabinoid system in the pathophysiology of mood disorders. Considering the recent findings about the antidepressant effect of palmitoylethanolamide in animal model, we have hypothesized the potential antidepressant effect of this fatty acid amide in unipolar and bipolar depressed patients.

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Crypto Investment Firm Promising 200% Returns Slapped Down in Phillipines "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Filipino Securities and Exchange Commission has issued an advisory warning investors against investing in Onecash Trading. Onecash Trading claims to be a reliable digital currency trading platform that is mainly targeted at Filipino Investors. Looking at the site, it claims to educate both existing and new crypto traders on how they can venture into Continued

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This teachers resignation letter is how all resignation letters should be "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

This letter from a teacher on resigning is A+:

I resign from my post as Deputy Head teacher as [deleted], my last day of service being 31st August 2018.

You have been nothing less than awesome to work for/with. My reasson for leaving is the fucking tories.

The kindest of heartfelt regards.

Were feeling inspired and have decided to quit The Poke because of the Tories too.

The post This teachers resignation letter is how all resignation letters should be appeared first on The Poke.


Micronized palmitoylethanolamide reduces the symptoms of neuropathic pain in diabetic patients. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Pain Res Treat. 2014 ;2014:849623. Epub 2014 Apr 2. PMID: 24804094 Abstract Title:  Micronized palmitoylethanolamide reduces the symptoms of neuropathic pain in diabetic patients. Abstract:  The present study evaluated the effectiveness of micronized palmitoylethanolamide (PEA-m) treatment in reducing the painful symptoms experienced by diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy. PEA-m, a fatty acid amide of the N-acylethanolamine family, was administered (300mg twice daily) to 30 diabetic patients suffering from painful diabetic neuropathy. Before treatment start, after 30 and 60 days the following parameters were assessed: painful symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy using the Michigan Neuropathy Screening instrument; intensity of symptoms characteristic of diabetic neuropathic pain by the Total Symptom Score; and intensity of different subcategories of neuropathic pain by the Neuropathic Pain Symptoms Inventory. Hematological and blood chemistry tests to evaluate metabolic control and safety were also performed. Statistical analysis (ANOVA) indicated a highly significant reduction in pain severity (P

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Like leading cattle to the slaughter so are the protests of the ignorant. "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

In the name of safety when protesting gun violence riot, loot and be violent or something. The  Consequences The threat of a thing is more powerful than the thing itself. Because as previous examples would have it The people must be punished


Facebook once boasted of its ability to sway elections, now it has buried those pages "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Cory Doctorow

"...until recently, Facebook also trumpeted Florida Governor Rick Scott's use of Facebook ads to "boost Hispanic voter turnout in their candidates successful bid for a second term, resulting in a 22% increase in Hispanic support and the majority of the Cuban vote."  Quote from a Boing Boing article:


Neuroprotective effects of Korean red pine bark extract and its phenolics. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2018 Mar 15. Epub 2018 Mar 15. PMID: 29539881 Abstract Title:  Neuroprotective Effects of Korean Red Pine() Bark Extract and Its Phenolics. Abstract:  Korean red pine () is one of the majorspecies in Korea. Red pine barkis removed prior to the chipping process in the wood industry and discarded aswaste. However, red pine bark contains a considerable amount of naturally occurring phenolics including flavonoids and therefore may have a variety of biological effects. In this study, we investigated if Korean red pine bark extract (KRPBE) could protect neuronal PC-12 cells from oxidative stress and inhibit cholinesterase activity.Analysis of reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography results revealed four phenolics in KRPBE:vanillin, protocatechuic acid, catechin and taxifolin.Total phenolic and flavonoid contents of KRPBE were 397.9 mg gallic acid equivalents/g dry weight (DW) and 248.7 mg catechin equivalents/g DW, respectively. Antioxidant capacities of KRPBE measured using ABTS, DPPH, and ORAC assays were 697.3, 521.8, and 2,627.7 mg vitamin C equivalents/g DW, respectively. KRPBE and its identified phenolics protected against HO-induced oxidative cell death in a dose-dependent manner. Acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase, which degrade the neurotransmitter acetylcholine to terminate neurotransmission in synaptic clefts, were inhibited by treatment with KRPBE and its identified phenolics. Taken together, these results suggest that KRPBE and its constituent antioxidative phenolics are potent neuroprotective agents that can maintain cell viability in the context of oxidative stress and inhibit cholinesterase activity.

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Trump Just LOCKED BIG Celebs Mom In Her House! "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Pharma Backing of Advocacy Groups: A Call for Transparency "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From In light of the opioid crisis, lawmakers are growing increasingly concerned about financial conflicts of interest in patient advocacy groups. Ontario has enacted a new law requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose payments made to such groups.

If I had my druthers consumer advocacy groups wouldnt need to take pharma money, but the majority do, said David Mitchell, founder and president of Patients for Affordable Drugs, one of the few advocacy groups that has pledged not to take industry funding (instead, like, they receive funding from donations, as well as the Laura and John Arnold Foundation).

But I dont think advocacy groups should stop taking pharma money. That would cripple their ability to provide important services like patient hotlines, family support, and patient education. But I also realize that money can be misused for things like training patient advocates to lobby for proposals that are in pharmas not patients best interests. Payments can be used to inhibit groups from criticizing pharma, or used to create front groups with fancy names that fight legislation that would hurt a companys profits.

But heres the key to disclosure: If we have full disclosure in ALL those areas, then each of us can give weight to those sources of information. Were better equipped to make up our own minds about whether what were hearing or not hearing is being influenced by corporate concerns or concerns for patients.'



The Concerned Parents Project March 16th "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Have you asked your child whats going on? Asking is very different from accusing or interrogating.




Have you had a quiet, compassionate, heart-to-heart conversation with your child in which you express your worries, announce your love, listen to your childs concerns, and collaborate with him or her on creating some strategies that might help your child deal with the problems that he or she is experiencing? Are you in the habit of checking in with your child so as to understand what he or she is thinking and feeling? If you havent gotten into that habit, wouldnt that be a great habit to cultivate?

Of course, your child may be close-lipped, have no way to express whats going, feel scared about pointing a finger, feel obliged to act like everythings okay, and in other ways prove uncommunicative or evasive. This will test your patience; therefore, you will need to be your most patient. Set up such chats so that you are undisturbed, maybe by making an outing of it or waiting until the younger kids are asleep. Even if a given chat goes nowhere, you are announcing that you are available for such chats and that your child can feel safe revealing whats bothering him or her. Wouldnt it seem rather odd to ask everyone under the sun whats going on with your child and not ask your child? Ask him or her first.


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Lara Croft Explores Ruins of Empty Theater in Latest Tomb Raider "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

NEW YORK Following the breakout success of the recent video game reboot, the newest Tomb Raider movie is now sending Lara Croft on her most dangerous mission yet: to excavate the ruins of empty film screenings.

Deep within the concrete jungle of New York City, the expert archaeologist and skilled adventurer had just come across a hidden entrance to the ancient temple of Ah-Em-Ceh. Previously received intel from a contact of her late fathers led her to the long-deserted site, rumored to contain the lost relics of OsKar the Golden One.

Following a tight squeeze through collapsed pillars, Croft came across a series of increasingly complex puzzles and platform jumping challenges, ultimately leading her into the theaters inner sanctum. It was there that she encountered something more frightening than cultists and supernatural forces bent on world domination: a generic adventure movie with choppy pacing and boring action scenes.

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It was truly horrifying, and Ive killed countless unaware guards in exceptionally brutal fashion, Croft muttered to herself, slowly lighting the damp torches that lined the rows of dusty recliner seats. Chunks of rushed exposition everywhere, with hollow set pieces and poorly choreographed fights ripped straight from the video game. I cant imagine the kind of sick person that would want to unleash this terror on the unsuspecting public.

Realizing that the ruins had nothing of educational value left to offer, Croft slowly made her way to the half glowing exit sign only to trigger a quick-time event and fall into a conveniently placed trap door.

Article by Luke Woodward.



CryptoHawk ICO: Revolutionizing for A Better Future "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

CryptoHawk is an emerging platform which is all set to bring in a revolution to the world of cryptocurrencies. The company has announced to offer an array of services like crypto credit cards, payment providers, ATMs, and fiat support, making it the ultimate solution for all your cryptocurrency requirements. Using credit cards, people can now shop at brick-and-mortar stores and make payments using cryptocurrencies. Of course, the ATMs give owners an immediate opportunity to get hold of these cryptocurrencies. Additionally, the young company also hosts one of the most popular digital currencies denominated by the company as Hawk.

Exceptional Products for the Global Market

Today, CryptoHawk offers the opportunity to pay in cryptocurrencies and it is not just encouraging the people but also garnering the attention of leading establishments across the globe. Amazon, probably one of the best e-commerce platforms is also gearing up to integrate cryptocurrencies in their payment options. This step by Amazon will encourage many other companies to add this new technology to their businesses as well.

CryptoHawk has a very simple yet effective exchange market that allows everyone to trade in cryptocurrencies in an easy and hassle-free manner. Their exchange market is also backed up with a competent support team that is there to help round the clock.

Providing the Best of Technology and Security

The company aims at catering to what its clients are seeking. By using the most advanced technology, it allows users around the world to make use of their exceptional services. Another area where the team of CyptoHawk pays utmost attention is that of maintaining confidentiality with their clients. The team is well aware of the importance of sensitive data that their clients share with them, thus it uses the latest encryption technology to maintain the utmost level of security. All their transactions are transparent leaving no room for any security fraud.

Easy Set-Up, Even Easier to Use

Adopting this platform, one can use payment trading services in quite a simple manner; all they have to do is register and integrate the CryptoHawk interface to their respective web pages. Once done, they are all set to proceed with transactions with their buyers using cryptocurrencies. Talking about e-commerce platforms like Woo-commerce, PrestaShop, Wix, etc. the company offers a plugin which can be downloaded free from their official website. This allows users to extend their services on an e-commerce platform as well.

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Dad requests pot of tea at McDonalds "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Your dad has only swanned up to the counter at McDonalds and asked if they do a pot of tea?, it has emerged.

69 year old Your Dad made the bizarre request on the way back from Tenerife after a 40 minute exercise to try and remember everyones orders causing the counter assistant to stare at him like she was trying to focus on one of those magic-eye pictures or divide 13 by 24.

He then went on to describe a beef burger that he would like that is not featured on any menu yet designed or in films, you recounted to someone afterwards. I mean why would you want mayo ONLY on the bottom bit of the bun and no tomato sauce but extra tomato and the gherkin placed next to but not in the f*cking thing? you mused rhetorically.

Then he asked if there was any milk in the milkshakes at which point she quite understandably called her manager and then security you added.  Im not bailing him its his own fault.



Bitcoin May See Relief Rally, But Bottom Still Elusive "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin may see a corrective rally following losses this week, but it still looks too early to call a bottom.


Stoves (Kerosene, Propane, Butane, Alcohol, Wood) For Cooking Preparedness "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Guest article by Chuck Findlay This comes from a life-long stoveaholic that has way too many stoves and is not at all in recovery. The addiction is life-long and in full bloom with no hope for recovery. I have been an avid tent camper my whole life, from the time I could walk to today (57-years old) I have had all kinds of camping gear. That includes stoves that ran on all kinds of fuel. The stoves I have are butane, gasoline-white gas, propane, wood, and kerosene. Most of them are small backpack stoves and are not made to serve

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Bill Promises to Rid New York of Bitlicense Fees "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bill Promises to Rid New York of Bitlicense Fees

A bill that may turn New York into a friendlier place for crypto entrepreneurs has been introduced in the states Assembly. The draft is intended to safeguard cryptocurrency business activity and prohibit licensing fees. Its sponsors want to replace the costly Bitlicense regulations with a licensing regime based on audits. The aim is to protect investors, while supporting growth in the crypto sector.

Also read: Several States Spearhead Bitcoin Adoption in the U.S.

Introducing the Digital Seal

Bill Promises to Rid New York of Bitlicense FeesIf adopted, Assembly Bill A09899 will amend the New Yorks bankin...


Daily Bible Verse "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

Psalm 43:5 (NIV)


Biological Health Hazard Mysterious Undiagnosed toxic agent (nerve agent): UK (England) "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

UNDIAGNOSED TOXIC AGENT UK (02): (ENGLAND) NERVE AGENT ****************** Published Date: 2018-03-14 18:37:24 Subject: PRO/EDR> Undiagnosed toxic agent UK (02): (England) nerve agent Archive Number: 20180314.5686938 [1] Date: 13 Mar 2018 Source: BBC [edited] Former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by []


An in-depth guide to server rendering with React and React Router "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Server side rendering a React app can provide a few different benefits, including performance and SEO. The problem is that with those benefits comes a cost of additional complexity to your application. In this post, well start from scratch and slowly build a server side rendered React (with React Router) while breaking down some of the complexity as we go.

Ive created a video to go with this article if youd prefer that:

Server side rendering aka Isomorphic JavaScript aka Universal JavaScript is the pipe dream idea of running your same JavaScript code on both the server and the client. Why is that beneficial? Well, youll typically benefit from code reuse, improved performance, and SEO gains.

The more appropriate question is: are the benefits you gain worth the complexity youll add? When building a server-rendered app, there are more circumstances you have to consider. Which code will be shared? Is there initial state that needs to be shared? How do you handle routing on both the server and client?

Because all of these questions can be answered linearly, well take the same approach with this post. Well start off with the bare basics, solve it, then add in more complexity. By the end, youll be able to decide if the complexity trade-off of server rendering is worth it for your specific application.

If this is a new concept to you, its important to grasp the big picture of how all the pieces fit together before diving into the details.

Heres the (initial) process:

  1. A user types your URL into their web browser and hits enter.
  2. Your server sees there is a GET request for the path /.
  3. It renders your apps main component and wraps it inside of a standard HTML doc (DOCTYPE, html, head, body, and so on) and sends the whole thing back as a response.

4. The browser sees it got an HTML document back from the server, and its rendering engine goes to work. It soon finishes rendering the page.

5. At this point, the page is viewable and the browser starts downloading any scripts....


'GrayKey' iPhone Unlocking Box Used by Law Enforcement Shown Off in Photos "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Mar 15, 2018 1:56 pm PDT by Juli Clover

 "Such a device could fetch a high price on the black market, giving thieves the ability to unlock and resell stolen phones, as well as access to the high-value data on those phones."

"Other devices of this type have slipped out of the hands of law enforcement and have become widely available, so the same could happen with the GrayKey. " Quotes from MacRumors article:">


Crochet Tonal Blanket "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

A wonderful combination of subtle texture, color, and pattern, our Crochet Tonal Blanket is the kind of piece we love best: the closer you get to it, the more intriguing it is.

Crochet Tonal Blanket | Purl Soho

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Made in our gorgeous Season Alpaca, 100% baby alpaca soft enough for a brand new baby, pick from two different Tonal Blanket Bundles. Choose from the warm and toasty color spectrum shown here or a cool and serene range of blues.

Crochet Tonal Blanket | Purl Soho

Sized for cribs as well as couches, this timeless beauty is the kind you will pass on from one generation to the next, just like grandma did her granny square version!

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Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.


Our Tonal Blanket Bundle makes the Crib Size blanket. Add 5 more skeins of the Main Color to make the Throw Size

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Jerome Corsi 3-16-18 QAnon Decode Latest QANON Posts #945 #952 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

[Kp note: apparently these videos are being posted to non-Jerome Corsi-named sites, including OpenMind YouTube and (I like this name) Coffee and Freedom YouTube pages. This goes along with the prior Kp blog post.]

Published on Mar 16, 2018
Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump
All Dr. Corsis Books on Amazon

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PR: Financial Platform The Thought Leader, the Leak, & the Community-Led Wealth Sharer "IndyWatch Feed Crypto" - The Thought Leader, the Leak, & the Community-Led Wealth Sharer

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

Innovative start-up crypto company on its way to success

To be recognized as a thought leader requires a certain level of respect and charisma in your respective field. Being a thought leader can make a significant and positive difference to your business. Most successful individuals or firms in their respective fields grow in their business because of their ability to naturally lead or draw in more sponsors and members. A thought leader who is able to cut through the noise and offer something worth listening to, is a leader who is designed to succeed.

A thought leader of this type is a next-generation financial institute, a blockchain-based trading platform aimed at democratizing the market, redistributing wealth back to investors and companies, and ultimately striving to be the go-to trading firm for quality expertise in cryptocurrency, and, above all, a top-five asset based on market capitalization.

The big leak
Techbullion have leaked information on the upcoming platform being developed by the team.

In their review, they concluded that while there are a number of crypto trading websites available on the internet for users, many are in fact centralized by nature, designed to maximize profits for the owners and have little care beyond making a living. The closed system and reluctance of the platform operators to allow for maximum options lead to users having limited options and instruments of trading.

They state that trade.ios exchange solution however ensures that user satisfaction is kept above all things. This is keeping true to the spirit of peer to peer technologies. For instance, the exchange will:

1) Have a fully customizable interface and will offer key features such as social networking, charts, technica...


Chimaera : A True Blockchain Gaming Platform Decentralized Autonomous Universes "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

As new projects enter the crypto sphere every day, history and background behind these initiatives are becoming increasingly scarce. With more and more new individuals looking to enter the ecosystem and capitalize on massive profits, the presence of true industry veterans in these projects is incredibly rare. However, there does exist valuable projects, hidden among the others, that come to the table with the support of a rich history and years of development.

The History of Chimaera

Chimaera represents a custom-blockchain ecosystem for a fully immersive gaming interface for gamers and developers. With Chimaera, online games can be built, published, and played directly on the blockchain-a-blockchain-based gaming system unrivaled by any current efforts.

Chimaera presents one such project with roots that could be considered ancient in the realm of cryptocurrency. The underlying technology, game channels, was coined and began development in 2015. Beyond this, the foundations for Chimaera date back to early 2013, with the documentation and initial developments of the first proof-of-concept.


 Blockchain-based gaming was first introduced as a concept through ChronoKings, a blockchain-based MMO (massively-multiplayer online) forked from the Namecoin codebase. The game was announced on the Bitcointalk forums by the now-CEO of Chimaera, Andrew Colosimo, as a sandbox player-versus-player (PVP) real-time strategy (RTS) that would be broadcast and progressed directly upon the forked blockchain.

ChronoKings first established a concept later coined human mining.  Human mining is a game genre where cryptocurrencies are minted and distributed based on performance in the virtual game built on the network. The idea behind the gameplay is that players will fight to maintain control of harvest areas where coin rewards can be collected.


 While ChronoKings represented a groundbreaking concept, the team behind it maintain broader visions. The ideology behind ChronoKings applied to a new project, The Huntercoin Experiment, which would encapsulate the fundamentals of its predecessor while expanding on the game itself and the technology behind it.

Huntercoin launched in early 2014 and received a great reception. Beyond the fundamentals proposed by Chronokings, players could fight against one another- potentially destroying opposing avatars and stealing their collected coins. Taxes from death and deposits would be paid to the miners, and pl...


A Few #Q, #QAnon items from 3-15-18 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I just noticed a few items from #Q, so Im doing my own thing right now and not waiting for anyone else to do it for me. Im putting my own highlights, what stood out for me. Not necessarily do I know exactly what all these mean, but this is the first Q postings since 3-10-18.

First of all, once again, the Q compilation link has changed to: (used to be, before that,, and before that, (Holy crap, keeping up with this is a job in itself!!)) I point out a few things that stood out for me.

BOOOOOM! Boooom! BOOM! Boooooooom! (5 os, then 4, then 2, then 8 os)

MB [Muslim Brotherhood] BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!! [apparently refers to MB taken down 12 !s]

Dead cat bounce. Enjoy the show. Bring the rain! [Dead cat bounce referes to a stock term which means a short apparent recovery after a stock market drop]

Trust the plan. Full control. [implies the Alliance team is in control]

pompeo is trumps guy as head of CIA...


The anxiolytic effects of cannabidiol in chronically stressed mice are mediated by the endocannabinoid system. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Neuropharmacology. 2018 Mar 3 ;135:22-33. Epub 2018 Mar 3. PMID: 29510186 Abstract Title:  The anxiolytic effects of cannabidiol in chronically stressed mice are mediated by the endocannabinoid system: Role of neurogenesis and dendritic remodeling. Abstract:  Repeated injections of cannabidiol (CBD), the major non-psychotomimetic compound present in the Cannabis sativa plant, attenuate the anxiogenic effects induced by Chronic Unpredictable Stress (CUS). The specific mechanisms remain to be fully understood but seem to involve adult hippocampal neurogenesis and recruitment of endocannabinoids. Here we investigated for the first time if the behavioral and pro-neurogenic effects of CBD administered concomitant the CUS procedure (14 days) are mediated by CB, CBor 5HTreceptors, as well as CBD effects on dendritic remodeling and on intracellular/synaptic signaling (fatty acid amide hydrolase - FAAH, Akt, GSK3 and the synaptic proteins Synapsin Ia/b, mGluR1 and PSD95). After 14 days, CBD injections (30mg/kg) induced anxiolytic responses in stressed animals in the elevated plus-maze and novelty suppressed feeding tests, that were blocked by pre-treatment with a CB(AM251, 0.3mg/kg) or CB(AM630, 0.3mg/kg), but not by a 5HT(WAY100635, 0.05mg/kg) receptor antagonist. Golgi staining and immunofluorescence revealed that these effects were associated with an increase in hippocampal neurogenesis and spine density in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus. AM251 and AM630 abolished the effects of CBD on spines density. However, AM630 wasmore effective in attenuating the pro-neurogenic effects of CBD. CBD decreased FAAH and increased p-GSK3 expression in stressed animals, which was also attenuated by AM630. These results indicate that CBD prevents the behavioral effects caused by CUS probably due to a facilitation of endocannabinoid neurotransmission and consequent CB/CBreceptors activation, which could recruit intracellular/synaptic proteins involved in neurogenesis and dendritic remodeling.

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Four things that look like boobs that arent boobs (including some lights, a bog roll, a bit of wood and a mystery fourth one) "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

A common trope of viral internet content is stuff that looks like dicks but in the interests of gender equality, heres some stuff that looks like boobs.

1. These lights

2. This toilet paper dispenser

Source: Reddit

3. This bit of wood

Source: imgur

4. And best of all Writing 80085 on a calculator

This is possibly the most erotic post weve ever written.

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Instead of a Label by Sharon Mogelberg Bull "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Instead of calling me mentally ill

Call me beautiful

Instead of mentally ill call me capable, meaningful and real

Call me mentally ill if you must but call me responsible

Call me mentally ill but I have integrity

Call me nothing but mentally ill and I may grow angry

But I will love myself as well

Call me mentally ill but call me equal


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The Adverse Tenacle$ of Fracking Encroach Month After Month "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Rising seas are flooding many of our coastal military bases worldwide!

Still another forgotten expense of fracking (externalized costs)

Essay by S. Tom Bond, Resident Farmer and Retired Chemistry Professor, Lewis County, WV

Anyone who is honest must admit fracking has a lot of externalized costs that is, the real costs of the enterprise that are put off on others than the industry which does fracking. The list is long environmental damage, confiscating the value of rural dwellers property, their health and esthetic values, favorable law and enforcement, bought and paid for over the last century and a half, and so on.

Then there is the great white elephant in the room, the great cost that is essentially ignored, because the exhaust gasses cause global warming, with sea level rise, droughts, shorter winters, melting polar ice, and much more. Everybody talks about it, but few can do anything because of the fossil fuel industrys power. So it is generally forgotten.

Another forgotten cost is the United States huge military expenditures.

The supply of energy is necessary for our modern way of life, and previously we have depended on burning the carbon accumulated in the earth over literally hundreds of millions of years. Release of carbon dioxide, particulate matter, methane and a few other gases is heating the earth. Use of the suns energy is an alternative coming along rapidly, but it threatens to destroy the great corporations which have produced the carbon compounds burned for energy. These are the most powerful non-governmental organizations on earth, many of them based in the United States.

A significant historical fact to note is the industry arose here in the U. S. Rich deposits made the U. S. powerful, and exports to the rest of the world was a principal reason. This continued until well after WWII.

The importance of oil was becoming recognized by WWI. After WWI, the winning Allies swooped down to capture and control lands which had oil. Part of the cause of WWII was the drive to control oil by Germany and Japan, in southern Russia and the Dutch lands of the East Indies, respectively. After WWII the oil lands were controlled by the United States and its allies. That is, by corporations based in the U. S. and its allies.



Singapore Central Bank Touts Blockchain for Payments "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The chief of the Monetary Authority of Singapore has spoken of how blockchain's "strongest" use case is in cross-border settlement.


Philippines Senator Proposes Harsher Penalties for Cryptocurrency Crimes "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A new bill filed by a Philippines lawmaker is seeking tougher consequences for citizens involved in cryptocurrency crimes. According to a new bill proposed by opposition senator Leila M. de Lima to the countrys Senate, the lawmaker is proposing a penalty that is one degree higher than what is currently provided by Philippines penal code, Continued

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Monkey Palace by Artez in Muzaffarpur, India "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Its been a quiet couple of months from our good buddy Artez (probably because hes preparing for his solo show in Italy quite soon!), but we just received couple of flicks from him straight from Muzaffarpur. Artwork painted for Walk for Bihar project was made with the help of handmade bamboo scaffolding and it took 3 days for the artist to complete the piece.

Composition of the piece was created under the influence of the building architecture, and the idea for the mural was promotion of positive values when it comes to the relationship between humans and animals.

Check out more in-progress pictures below and stay tuned on StreetArtNews for more updates from Artez!



CBD-rich botanical extract may be beneficial for symptomatic treatment of ulcerative colitis. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Mar 10. Epub 2018 Mar 10. PMID: 29538683 Abstract Title:  A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group, Pilot Study of Cannabidiol-rich Botanical Extract in the Symptomatic Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis. Abstract:  Background: Cannabidiol (CBD) exhibits anti-inflammatory properties that could improve disease activity in inflammatory bowel disease. This proof-of-concept study assessed efficacy, safety and tolerability of CBD-rich botanical extract in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients.Methods: Patients aged 18 years or older, with left-sided or extensive UC, Mayo scores of 4-10 (endoscopy scores1), and on stable 5-aminosalicylic acid dosing, were randomized to 10-weeks' CBD-rich botanical extract or placebo capsules. The primary endpoint was the percentage of patients in remission after treatment. Statistical testing was 2-sided, using a 10% significance level.Results: Patients were less tolerant of CBD-rich botanical extract compared with placebo, taking on average one-third fewer capsules, and having more compliance-related protocol deviations (principally insufficient exposure), prompting identification of a per protocol (PP) analysis set. The primary endpoint was negative; end of treatment remission rates were similar for CBD-rich botanical extract (28%) and placebo (26%). However, PP analysis of total and partial Mayo scores favoured CBD-rich botanical extract (P = 0.068 and P = 0.038, respectively). Additionally, PP analyses of the more subjective physician's global assessment of illness severity, subject global impression of change, and patient-reported quality-of-life outcomes were improved for patients taking CBD-rich botanical extract (P = 0.069, P = 0.003, and P = 0.065, respectively). Adverse events (AEs) were predominantly mild/moderate with many in the CBD-rich botanical extract group potentially attributable to the9-tetrahydrocannabinol content. A greater proportion of gastrointestinal-related AEs, indicative of UC worsening, was seen on placebo.Conclusion: Although the primary endpoint was not reached, several signals suggest CBD-rich botanical extract may be beneficial for symptomatic treatment of UC.

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Bitcoiners Mom Lyn Ulbricht Never Imagined Shed Be in This Situation "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoiners Mom, Lyn Ulbricht, Never Imagined Shed Be in This Situation

Ross Ulbricht was swept up in Silk Road prosecutions, and got the worst of it: double life, no parole. His facts will be finally before the US Supreme Court by the end of this month, as the body determines whether to ultimately hear the case. As part of its growing podcast network, has another innovative audio project on air, Humans of Bitcoin (HOB). Its latest episode explores what its like to be the unwitting Mom of Bitcoin, as Mrs. Ulbricht fights for her sons release and for freedom of the broader ecosystem.

Also read: Qubec Premier: Were Not Really Interested in Bitcoin Mining

Lyn Ulbricht Is the Focus of the Latest Humans of Bitcoin Episode

Humans of Bitcoin couldve easily exploited Ross Ulbrichts more salacious charges: kingpinning, drugs, murder for hire, and then gone on about the usual polemics. Its easy to do, and probably marketable in the most perverse sense. Instead, host Cady Voge chose another route: what is it like being Lyn Ulbricht, mother to someone so vilified in the mainstream press, to a son she migh...


Sustainable cities need more than parks, cafes and a riverwalk "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Sustainable cities need more than parks, cafes and a riverwalk

brendan 16th March 2018
Teaser Media


SGTReport 3-15-18 Trump Drops Bomb on Traffickers VIDEO "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The announcement was posted in the previous Kp blog post. There is no doubt that the dark ones are shaking in their boots (shoes, surf shorts, whatever theyre wearing), because it appears that the DJT administration is going strongly after this major source of cabal funding. Saudi Arabia has been taken out, now its the United States turn. And, according to Q, the next region will be the EU.

SGTReport also presents some of the individuals who are likely involved with these things. Not pretty to view all of this, but it must be addressed.

Published on Mar 15, 2018
If you think Trump is a joke and #Q is a LARP, youre simply not paying attention. President Donald J. Trump just dropped the bomb on pedophiles and sex traffickers with this official statement on President Donald J. Trump is Working to End Human Trafficking My Administration will focus on ending the absolutely horrific p...


CBD was found to have potential benefits as add-on therapy for refractory childhood epilepsies. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Epilepsy Behav. 2018 Mar 8. Epub 2018 Mar 8. PMID: 29526578 Abstract Title:  Cannabidiol for treatment of refractory childhood epilepsies: Experience from a single tertiary epilepsy center in Slovenia. Abstract:  PURPOSE: Refractory epilepsies in children present a major burden for patients and their families. Cannabidiol (CBD) has been suggested as a potential treatment for refractory epilepsies. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of add-on therapy with CBD for the treatment of refractory childhood epilepsies.METHOD: Patients with childhood-onset refractory epilepsy, treated at the tertiary epilepsy center of the University Children's Hospital Ljubljana, Slovenia, were included in the study. Add-on therapy with CBD was initiated once the child's epilepsy was categorized as pharmacoresistant to other antiepileptic drugs/therapies. The dosage of CBD was gradually increased to at least 8mg/kg/day. The effect of CBD treatment was evaluated by the reduction in seizure burden and presence of side effects (positive and negative). Serial electroencephalography was performed in some children.RESULTS: Sixty-six patients were included in the analysis. Thirty-two (48.5%) patients had a more than 50% improvement regarding seizure burden, 14 of whom (21.2%) became seizure-free. None of the patients reported worsening of seizure frequency, but CBD had no effect in 15 (22.7%) patients. Some patients reported less vigorous seizures, shorter duration of seizures, shorter time to recovery, and other positive side effects of CBD treatment. Adverse effects were reported in 5/66 children.CONCLUSIONS: In our cohort of patients, CBD was found to have potential benefits as add-on therapy for refractory childhood epilepsies, mainly by reducing seizure burden.

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Brazil-Based Startup to Give Freelancing Market a Blockchain Boost "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Brazil-based startup plans to rebuild its freelancing platform with the help of AI and the blockchain.

The company is already running a functioning minimum viable product (MVP) named Diarissima. Unlike many competitors, the site doesnt charge freelancers any fees for the jobs they complete.

Waste of resources

Now the company plans to replace its MVP with the new, blockchain-powered network. A key feature of the new platform is its algorithmic user reputation score.

The current labor relations are not enough to promote happiness and trust between people, generating friction and [] waste of resources, says the company in its white paper.

The platform targets the millions of freelancers employed in the so-called on-demand economy.

According to a report by US software company Intuit and market research company Emergent Research, there were 3.9 mln such workers in the US in 2017, representing 36% of the workforce. The number is expected to go up to 9.2 mln by 2021, making up 43% of the total workforce.

The platform was originally aimed at helping a specific segment of this economy, which the International Labor Organization (ILO) calls domestic workers. They include people engaged in a work performed in or for a household, such as cleaning, cooking, caretaking, etc.

Globally, the number of domestic workers stands at 67 million, ILO figures show.

More than any other country

The trend is especially pronounced in Brazil, where they were about seven million domestic workers, or more than in any other country in the world, according to the ILO.

Often times, the legislation does not protect domestic workers, making them one of th...


Cedella Marley: Positive State of Mind "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A positive state of mind is essential for creating what you want in life.


The Creator Writings: And Here We Go! "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The most important thing to remember in this moment is to breathe and ground.


The Scary Connection Between Psychiatric Drugs And Violent Behaviour "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A little reported fact is the significant link between those committing the shootings and the use of psychiatric drugs.


Choose Your Own Adventure! 7 Steps to Creating the Life You Dream Of "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

By simply realizing that you are in charge of, and responsible for, your own life and health, you activate your inner power.

19:01 3-13-18 President Donald J. Trump is Working to End Human Trafficking "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This came out and I found it via this SGTReport video, which I will post separately. Recall that the deep state operates with funding from drug sales and human trafficking, which, as I understand it, also includes the sale of human body parts. But human trafficking is a huge challenge in this planet, and it apparently is being addressed directly by President Trump. If you really believe nothing is going on to counter the deep state, then you may wish to read this article.

My Administration will focus on ending the absolutely horrific practice of human trafficking. And I am prepared to bring the full force and weight of our government, whatever we can do, in order to solve this horrific problem.

Human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, affects people from all backgrounds at home and abroad, placing millions into a sickening form of exploitation. Per the International Labor Organization, there may be as many as 24.9 million victims of forced labor across the world, with millions going unidentified and unseen. Children are especially vulnerable to this evil practice, as they account for 25 percent of modern slaves.

The United States is a source, transi...


What Are Those Floating Stringy Things in Our Vision? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Have you ever stared into space, maybe even with your eyes closed, and noticed little worm-like, floaty or speckly things in your vision?


So Long ICOs, Hello Airdrops: The Free Token Giveaway Craze Is Here "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Scrapping public tokens for free airdrops has become the new way crypto issuers are building communities and even keeping themselves out of trouble.


David Byrne Creates a Playlist of Creative Music From Africa & the Caribbeanor What One Nameless President Has Called Shithole Countries "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Image by LivePict, via Wikimedia Commons

However many shades of disgust that may have run through me when a certain world leader referred to Haiti and countries in Africa as shitholes, within hours, my head was turned in every direction by defiant, creative responses to the morally bankrupt comment that exposed the thinking behind it as completely void of knowledge and respect for the vibrancy of the countries in question. However wearying this display of ignorance, it only threw into higher relief the vitality and resiliency of African and Caribbean countries.

Few American artists have been as tuned into, and influenced by, that vitality as deeply and for as long as David Byrne. His decades-spanning engagement with African, Caribbean, and Latin American music and his founding of world music label Luaka Bop give him as much credibility on the subject as any colonizer (as a certain Black Panther character might teasingly say). Byrne wrote on his website in sadness and anger in response to the infamous comment. In an attempt to co-opt the word, he shared a playlist of African and Caribbean music that he called The Beautiful Shitholes. The reference may seem trivializing, but his purpose was serious, as he outlined in his full comments.

The question Byrne asks is whether music can help us empathize with its makers? Many cultural critics might look around and shake their heads. Byrne leaves the question open. His angry note is direct and directive, but even he admits that its a moment to vent, not to resolve a moral crisis. Got that off my chest, he concludes, now maybe I can listen to some music. Whatever degree of power we may or may not have to change cruel, bigoted policies, we always have the choice to turn our backs to xenophobes and racists and our faces to the rest of the world. Byrne invites us to do just that.

The playlist starts with four tracks from Luaka Bop compilation albums of Cuban music, whose Afro-Cuban musical identity remained recognizable, the labels description notes, for...

Cardano Price Technical Analysis ADA/USD Remains at Risk "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights

  • ADA price declined sharply and is currently trading well below the $0.20 level against the US Dollar (tethered).
  • There is a short-term contracting triangle forming with resistance at $0.1800 on the hourly chart of the ADA/USD pair (data feed via Bittrex).
  • The pair remains at a risk of more declines if it fails to hold the $0.1650 support level.

Cardano price is under pressure against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ADA/USD may correct a few points, but it could fail to move above the $0.18-0.19 resistance zone.

Cardano Price Support

The past few days were mostly bearish as ADA price declined below the $0.2000 support level against the US Dollar. The price extended losses and even closed below the $0.1900 level. The recent price action was bearish and the price traded towards the $0.1650 level. A low was formed at $0.1670 before the price started a tiny upside recovery.

It failed to even break the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last downside move from the $0.2296 high to $0.1670 low. It seems like there is a short-term contracting triangle forming with resistance at $0.1800 on the hourly chart of the ADA/USD pair. The pair may continue to trade in a range and it could move above $0.1800. However, there is a crucial resistance near $0.1900. The mentioned $0.1900 was a support earlier and now it is likely to prevent gains. Moreover, the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last downside move from the $0.2296 high to $0.1670 low is also around $0.191.

Cardano Price Technical Analysis ADA USD

Therefore, the $0.18 and $0.19 levels are important resistances. On the downside, the price should stay above the $0.1650 and $0.1600 levels. Should there be a break below $0.1600, the price could head towards the $0.15 level.

Hourly MACD The MACD for ADA/USD is mostly in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI The RSI for ADA/USD is currently just below the 50 level.

Major Support Level...


Accessing the Closed off Industry with the Help of Blockchain and Smart Contracts "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Investing for future, whether it is to save for retirement or university fees for your child, is without a doubt a good idea. The major problem is navigating the sea, or better said, ocean, of investment firms, boutiques, and agencies who promise you the world, but, in the end, deliver very little except extortionate fees. You could, of course, turn to a mutual fund that will attempt to tailor your investment goals to the available investment strategies. However, once again you risk facing rather large fees which then eat into your underlying returns. At the same time, the ability to invest into other more highly specialized products, such as those offered by hedge funds, Private Equity (PE), and Venture Capital (VC), has been off-limits to many.

The team behind DarcMatter, which has already been operating for a number of years,  is now looking to combine the power of blockchain and smart contracts to create a fully operational global platform. This service will allow investors all around the world to access the alternative fund asset class in a transparent and secure fashion. Of course, this sounds like a great idea, but several questions jump to mind: does the team have the expertise to pull this off? Do they have the blockchain experience to create a token that will match the ambitions of the core team? And finally, why move into the blockchain world if their operations have been so successful?

But you neednt worry; the team and product are first-class. The CEO is an investment banker with BNP Paribas and WestLB, has executed $10.0 Bn+ in private placement transactions and has experience on advisory boards. He is also the winner of leading entrepreneurship awards, such as Under30CEO, 30 under 30, and GOOD100, and contributes to Forbes, Huffington Post, and TheStreet. The resume of the CTO is no less impressive. He has over 14 years of software development experience and has had senior lead roles at companies including Estee Lauder and AdvisoryWorld Financial Technology. His skills are diverse, ranging from financial institution integration with SWIFT, to web development with European banks. His academic pedigree is as impressive, having received a Masters degree in Computer Science at age 20.  With these two leaders heading up an award-winning team, top-caliber investors, as well as advisor, and the fact the product has been awarded the Top FinTech platform from over 4 countries, you know youre in good hands.

DarcMatter Coin (DMC) will be used for a permissioned blockchain and will use...


wash your ass every day "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

Today on Toothpaste For Dinner: wash your ass every day

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7 times the Russian Embassy took down Theresa May on Twitter "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

To pass the time while we wait for the nuclear warning sirens to go off, lets have a chuckle at the Russian Embassys Twitter account which has been busy taking down (not literally) Theresa May.

This is the social media equivalent of DEFCON 2.







The Philosophy Behind BITRUST Development "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Being serial entrepreneurs themselves, during their careers BITRUST leaders learned a thing or two about hows and how nots. The practical knowledge coming from personal wins and sometimes priceless failures is invaluable in building a new product and developing a company. Lets look at the principles used in everyday work at BITRUST and are important for its future success.   

 We can thoroughly study a work process or a new methodology in our attempt to become more productive and achieve better results. However, this is rather a complete mindset of the whole team that will lead a company to its breakthrough, says the CEO of BITRUST Alex Duhamel. Sharing, explaining, demonstrating and simply living the main principles is what Alex does every day.

Be fast and flexible or die

This is the law in current conditions of blockchain business development. For BITRUST, in our everyday work on the cryptocurrency insurance peer-to-peer marketplace, it means that the actual result in making one step closer to the minimal viable product, the first milestone to achieve, will always be more important than piles of software documentation.

This emphasis on speed and flexibility calls for a different approach to managing new product development. So, we work like explorers we make a hypothesis, test it in the shortest possible time, evaluate the result and build on it or move on. We cannot afford to go all in just to discover the platform could be executed in a better way in the end. It has to be perfect, Sergey Silin, the CTO of the company, shares his view on the topic.

Development of a BITRUST minimum viable product (MVP) to demonstrate user interface and specific features of the platform and collecting feedback from the cryptocurrency community for further refinement is planned for the 30th of September 2018. So, there is not a single minute to waste!

All strategies are transitional

Following from the previous principle, this statement is also about flexibility but in the managerial, sales and other strategies. Not only your product can and will change according to whats best, but also the strategy built around it. Its critical to change or divert both as soon as youll have determined they dont work anymore.

As the OpenView venture partner George Roberts rightly says: The startup graveyard is littered with businesses that struggled to do this. While its noble to stick to your gu...


Japanese Firm Mikan to Launch Bitcoin Cash Wallet Yenom "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Japanese Firm Mikan Plans to Launch 'Yenom' a Bitcoin Cash Wallet

According to local reports the Japanese firm Mikan Co. Ltd., creator of the Mikan () English language app has announced the beta-launch of a bitcoin cash (BCH) only mobile wallet for iOS and Android.

Also read: Mini-POS Launches Zero Confirmation Bitcoin Cash Point-of-Sale Terminal

Bitcoin Needs to be a Part of Life

Japanese Firm Mikan Plans to Launch 'Yenom' a Bitcoin Cash Wallet The Tokyo based firm, Mikan, has announced the beta-launch of a bitcoin cash wallet called Yenom which will be released in late March. The Japanese company established in 2014 is well known for its app that teaches English words. The English word application, Mikan, has exceeded 2 million downloads...


Bad artists copy, great artists stealor, how to become a great designer "IndyWatch Feed Education"

At Mobile World Congress 2018, something strange and interesting happened. No, Im not talking about Samsungs new S9 and S9+ phones (though they are interesting, all right).

Im referring to the weird phenomenon of Android phone makers copying one of the iPhone Xs worst featuresits wildly controversial notch.

To provide some background, the iPhone X, released in late 2017, features an all-screen design except for a notch, a cut-out at the top of the screen, that houses all the sensors required for FaceID, its new facial authentication method.

At its worst, the notch represents a compromise that Apple took in its attempt to push for an all-screen design while requiring a set of sensors for facial authentication.

iPhone Xs notch houses a whole array of sensors that enable FaceID

Many of the new Android phones released in MWC2018 (as well as those slated to be released later in the year) feature a notch at the top of their screens. Asus Zenfone 5, Huaweis P20, Oppos R15, and Ulefones T2 Pro all seemed to have jumped on the bandwagon and decided on a top-notch design. Heck, even LGs rumoured G7 is likely to feature a cut-out at the top of its screen.

If you need more proof that notches are going to be a thing in Android smartphones, look no further than Android Ps beta, which has now added official support for displays with a cutout at the top.

The worst part? None of these phones house additional sensors in their notches to offer accurate facial recognition. In other words, these notches are purely cosmetic copies of the iPhone Xs design.

This brings to mind a quote popularised by Steve Jobs:

Good artists co...


Someone is turning the empty advert boards on the London Underground into an art exhibit "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

This is quite lovely actually someone is taking the disused poster spaces At Euston Square on the London Underground and printing up labels to ask you to appreciate them as art.

Three people have spotted a total of three artworks so far who is the mystery person sticking them up? And are their more of them?

Someone has turned the empty advert boards at Euston Square tube into an art exhibit. writes @Davejphendy over on Twitter.

Artwork 1:

Artwork 1 label:

So someone decided that the mess of torn posters in Euston Square tube station needed to be recognised for the art they are. writes @Chrisjongun over on Twitter.

Artwork 2:

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The art in Euston Station is quite spectacular. writes @Edent over on Twitter.

Artwork 3:

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A small moment of contemplation in your daily commute.

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Nigel Farage made a schoolboy error on Twitter our favourite 11 responses "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Heres Nigel Farage sad that his friend has been banned from the UK (wow its almost as if the country has got control of its borders or something).

The former Ukip leader turned part-time radio presenter has held up a piece of white paper to camera almost as many times as he has failed to become an MP.

Here are our favourite 11 responses online.







Palmitoylethanolamide normalizes intestinal motility in a model of post-inflammatory accelerated transit. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Br J Pharmacol. 2014 Sep ;171(17):4026-37. PMID: 24818658 Abstract Title:  Palmitoylethanolamide normalizes intestinal motility in a model of post-inflammatory accelerated transit: involvement of CB receptors and TRPV1 channels. Abstract:  BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), a naturally occurring acylethanolamide chemically related to the endocannabinoid anandamide, interacts with targets that have been identified in peripheral nerves controlling gastrointestinal motility, such as cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors, TRPV1 channels and PPAR. Here, we investigated the effect of PEA in a mouse model of functional accelerated transit which persists after the resolution of colonic inflammation (post-inflammatory irritable bowel syndrome).EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Intestinal inflammation was induced by intracolonic administration of oil of mustard (OM). Mice were tested for motility and biochemical and molecular biology changes 4 weeks later. PEA, oleoylethanolamide and endocannabinoid levels were measured by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and receptor and enzyme mRNA expression by qRT-PCR.KEY RESULTS: OM induced transient colitis and a functional post-inflammatory increase in upper gastrointestinal transit, associated with increased intestinal anandamide (but not 2-arachidonoylglycerol, PEA or oleoylethanolamide) levels and down-regulation of mRNA for TRPV1 channels. Exogenous PEA inhibited the OM-induced increase in transit and tended to increase anandamide levels. Palmitic acid had a weaker effect on transit. Inhibition of transit by PEA was blocked by rimonabant (CB1 receptor antagonist), further increased by 5'-iodoresiniferatoxin (TRPV1 antagonist) and not significantly modified by the PPAR antagonist GW6471.CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: Intestinal endocannabinoids and TRPV1 channel were dysregulated in a functional model of accelerated transit exhibiting aspects of post-inflammatory irritable bowel syndrome. PEA counteracted the accelerated transit, the effect being mediated by CB1 receptors (possibly via increased anandamide levels) and modulated by TRPV1 channels.

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinbase Introduces New Tax Calculator "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Coinbase has added new tax features for its customers. The new features are aimed at simplifying the often complex process of paying tax and come with a reminder that gains made from digital currencies are taxable in the US. Under IRS guidance virtual currencies are treated as property, meaning that investors must pay taxes adjusted Continued

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Boyfriend Can Somehow Walk Past This "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

TRACEY BENDINGER | Social Nuances | Contact Ben Kibota (29) is a bright middle-aged man currently climbing his way up the ladder at one of Betootas top law firms, his successes have earnt him an enviable reputation, with each one of his colleagues attesting to his intelligence and tenacity. However, it seems that Bens girlfriend, Josie, doesnt get to []

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The quick guide to the way computers work for desperate new coders "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Photo courtesy of Pexels.

The sole purpose of your computer is to send and receive information in the form of numbersone and zero.

When I first understood the weight of that concept, I became transfixed. How can we create such complex interactions from a series of ones and zeros?

I poured over computer science texts, and scoured the internet. I was struggling to understand how it all plugged together. This is the guide I wish I had found months ago, when I first started this journey.

Humans communicate using the decimal system

When humans want to communicate using numbers, they use the decimal system. The decimal system has ten digits (09), and humans interpret it based on the column those digits appear in. Consider the decimal number 148. When you read this example, you subconsciously follow the steps below:

Image courtesy of Danielle Ormshaw.
  1. Multiply the right-most number by 10^0.
  2. Multiply the middle number by 10^1.
  3. Multiply the left-most number by 10^2.
  4. Add the outputs from steps 13.

Using this system, you were able to extrapolate the correct meaningone hundred and forty eight.

In the decimal system, we always multiply digits by 10 to the power of something. Every time we add a new column to the left-hand side of the table, that power must increase by one. In this way, we say that the decimal system has a base of 10. Simple enough?

Computers communicate using the binary system

When computers want to communicate, they use a similar system. The binary system has two digits (0,1), and we can break it down in the same manner as the decimal system. This time, instead of working with a base of 10, we are working with a base of 2.

Consider the binary number 110. When a computer interprets this binary code, it will follow the steps below:

Image courtesy of Danielle Ormshaw.
  1. Multiply the right-most number by 2^0.
  2. Multiply the middle number by 2^1.
  3. Multiply the left-most number by 2^2.
  4. Add the outputs from steps 13.

Again, every time we add a new column to the left-hand side of the table, we need to increase the power by one.



Googles Ad Ban a Good Thing for Top Cryptocurrencies "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The markets reacted very badly to Googles announcement that it was going to ban all cryptocurrency advertising. Over $60 billion was shed in less than 24 hours and most altcoins lost over 20% of their value. Panic selling still gripped a large number of inexperienced traders and the markets suffered as a result.  The internet giants decision may not be all that bad though, at least for the top cryptocurrencies.

It is pretty obvious why central banks and governments want to control and regulate cryptocurrencies. But when advertising driven internet monopolies decide to crack down on them one has to question their motives. Googles announcement comes a couple of months after Facebook decided to axe all ICO advertising. A bizarre move as the social network still allows rogue accounts to disseminate crypto spam, scams and clickbait among countless crypto groups which are full of this dross.

Top Cryptos Will Benefit

According to Forbes the top cryptos such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and Litecoin are so well known that they dont need advertising. Craig Cole from CryptoMaps told the news outlet;

While this isnt the best news, it could be a good thing for cryptocurrency. The ban will help solidify the market and weed out scam coins and illegitimate actors looking to get rich quick, providing stability. This ban doesnt mean that cryptocurrency is going away. I believe it will ultimately strengthen it.

With all of the scams and shitcoins being weeded out, the overall supply of genuine good tokens will be limited which should have a positive effect on their prices. According to Coinmarketcap there are currently over 1560 cryptocurrencies, and these are just the ones that the website lists.

Crypto Media Booming

The surge in interest in cryptocurrencies has spawned a new online media sector with crypto news websites sprouting up quicker than new coins are. The more professional of these players are likely to be the ones to benefit from the web monopolies banning ads. That revenue will be channeled into smaller outfits and startups more deserving of it than likes of all consuming portals such as Facebook and Google. This will create a more diverse online ecosystem of crypto news and information for investors and traders.

Crypto warlord John McAfee remained positive about long term investments when replying to a message of concern, but was not too confident for thos...


Coming shortly, 7 interviews on 7 years of the ongoing accident in Fukushima "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Undaunted activists and experts share their experiences of struggling against this catastrophic technology, particularly in the period since Fukushima..

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How to find and kill port processes on a Mac using Bash "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Yes, it is true as Morpheus saysyou can free up a port on your computer by killing the PID. This involves finding the ID of the process attached to a port then executing a kill command with this process ID.

This post will show you how to find and kill processes attached to ports you want to free, and how to create Bash functions to easily call these methods.

Heres what well cover:

The problem

Is the below all too familiar?

MacBook-Pro% rails server
=> Booting Puma
=> Rails 5.1.4 application starting in development
=> Run `rails server -h` for more startup options
A server is already running. Check /Users//project/tmp/pids/

When developing applications, such as with Ruby on Rails or Docker, sometimes you may exit a program but a server or port may still be in use. This means that when you try to reload it, you get an error saying a server is running or the port is already allocated.

This post will show you how to create a shell function so you can enter a command, such as free-port 3000, in your terminal to exit the process running on the busy port so you can use it again.

The first step is to identify to process using the blocked port

Find the IDs of processes using a port

View the process IDs of the ports being used with the following command:

lsof -t -i :YOUR_PORT_NUMBER

For example, to find the process ID of the Ruby on Rails server running on the default port of 3000, you would use:

MacBook-Pro% lsof -t -i :3000
=> 13980

A breakdown of this command:

  • lsoflist open files
  • :3000 followed by the port number (3000 used in this example) tells the command to just select this port
  • The options are explained in detail in the man page for lsof...


Palmitoylethanolamide reduces intraocular pressure and improves visual field indices in individuals affected by normal-tension glaucoma. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Med Food. 2014 Sep ;17(9):949-54. Epub 2014 May 14. PMID: 24827384 Abstract Title:  Effect of palmitoylethanolamide on visual field damage progression in normal tension glaucoma patients: results of an open-label six-month follow-up. Abstract:  The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) oral administration on intraocular pressure (IOP) and visual field damage progression in normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) patients. Thirty-two consecutive patients affected by NTG were enrolled and randomized in a 1:1 ratio to receive PEA treatment (group A) or no treatment (group B). Group A patients took ultramicronized 300mg PEA tablets two times per day for six months. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), IOP, and visual field test were evaluated at baseline and at the end of the six-month follow-up. No significant differences in clinical parameters between the two groups were observed at baseline. At six months,group A patients showed significant IOP reduction (from 14.43.2mm Hg to 11.14.3mm Hg, p

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Abra Mobile App Adds 20 New Cryptocurrencies and Stablecoin Technology "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Abra Mobile App Adds 20 New Cryptocurrencies and 'Stablecoin' Technology

The peer-to-peer mobile payment service, Abra announced the integration of 20 new cryptocurrencies and 50 fiat currencies into the firms app with real-time exchange features. Today the company is rolling out 13 new digital assets and will release the remainder over the next week.

Also read: Google Bans Crypto Ads: No Currencies, ICOs, Exchanges, Wallets, Advice

The Exponential Growth of Cryptocurrencies

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What You Should Know about the Moonlite Project "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Moonlite project plans to be a green crypto mining project that will operate on a global scale. It will mine various coins such as Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Dash with the use of sustainable, low cost, green energy.

To achieve its goals, the company is going to utilize emerging technologies, custom algorithms, and AI for improved efficiency and growth in profits. By utilizing advanced blockchain technology, which will be run by qualified experts, Moonlite is going to raise the value of their tokens.

The End Goal of the Moonlite Project

Moonlite has plans to create a huge data center, which will begin on April 2, 2018. The installation and configuration of the mining equipment is going to start on July 1, 2018. This will also be the official launch day for the data center. Mining operation will then kick off on August 1, 2018.

A Closer Look at the Moonlite ICO

The ICO started on February 28, 2018, and is set to close in seven days. From the net profits collected, 35 percent will go towards a buyback program. This is the process where Moonlite will purchase back the MNL tokens at their current trading price.

Every purchased token is going to be burned. Thus, reducing the total number of available tokens over time. It will result in the rise in token share among token holders, further increasing its collective value owing to rising scarcity of the tokens.

The token holders will have a say in important matters relating to the organization. Decisions are made via a secure voting system. It will allow token holders to express their will on corporate matters. The buyback revenue will be given in ETH or BTC.

The proceeds of the ICO will go towards cash reserves, operational reserves, the advisory team, and set up costs. The MNL token can be purchased via the ICO against Dash, Litecoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin, Ripple, fiat, or Bitcoin Cash payments. Purchase by fiat can be made via MasterCard or Visa. The tokens have been valued at 1ETH=1000 MNL. There will be a total token supply of 100 million MNL.

You Can Be Part of Something Huge

If you want to be part of one of the biggest crypto mining operations globally, you should sign up to the ICO. You will be rewarded via the profit sharing and the token value. The company is available on Twitter, Facebook, and Telegram. Here, you will be able to find all the details that you might need.

What do you think about the Moonlite project and its mining ambitions? Leave us your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Heres why dad jokes might be problematic. "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

LOUIS BURKE | Culture | Contact Weve all heard these before: Hi Hungry, Im dad! What jam cant you eat? A traffic jam! I make apocalypse jokes like theres no tomorrow! Chances are if you grew up with a father capable of human speech or had friends with a likewise male presence youve encountered a []

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Navigate your dev blog with text links, topic posts, and image grids "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Pirate Lord Sao Fengs navigational chart from Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

Are you and your readers having trouble finding your best posts? Want a way to organize posts by topics rather than having to search or scroll through long lists? This post will show you ways to create navigations for your posts using topic posts and image grids.

From looking at my blog stats, one of the most common ways readers have found my posts or started following me is through links from my other articles. This took off when I started adding lists of links to other posts at the end of my articles. I then started to group my posts by topic to make them easier to navigate.

This article will show you how to organize your posts by topic as lists of text links or grids of image links.

Referrers to my post The ups and downs of docker-composehow to run multi-container applications came from readers of my other related posts

Add text links to your posts

Linking to your other posts is a great way to help readers discover more of your contributions to a topic or publication. I recommended linking the text by highlighting it and adding the link, like this:

How to link to a specific paragraph in your Medium article (2018 Table of Contents method)

The above link shows you how to link within an article, such as if you wanted to make a table of contents like the one I use at the top